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Impact Safety Product Recall

Currently the SFI foundation and Imapct racing products are under going legal proceedings. The SFI alleges that some Impact products manufactured prior to 2009 used counterfeit SFI certification tags.

Complete information can be found on the SFI website here: http://www.sfifoundation.com/

Products affected by this recall are the Impact products below manufactured prior to 2009:

Driver Suits

  Arm Restraints
  Shoes
  Drag Boots
  Gloves
  Harness Pads
  Helmet Supports
  Hoods/Balaclavas
  Socks
  Underclothing

Driver Restraint Assemblies (Seat Belts)

 

The Can-Am Midget club rules indicate that safety gear must be SFI certified. If the above products are in fact decertified by the SFI, the club will have a grace period to allow owners & drivers to return and buy new equipment. The grace period has not been decided on at this time.

 


2010 Schedule Updated

The upcoming schedule for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series is rounding into form with 1 date added at Lake Erie Speedway and 2 each at Flamboro and Barrie Speedways.  The 45th season of racing for the Club is looking to be as good as ever!

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Note: Anyone going to Fort Erie (June 5th points race) will require a passport to get into the United States. Start filling out your application as soon as possible!


Can-Am Booth at the CPT Racing Show in London

Thank-you to all the Fans that came out to see the Can-Am display

Also a big Thanks to all the club members that volunteered their time and efforts to make this possible.


Lichty 1st and 2nd At Coffee Cup

 

ISMA driver Mike Lichty of Innerkip Ontario competed in the Coffee Cup TQ races in Providence Rhode Island Friday December 4th and Saturday December 5th.  Lichty, driving the TQ #1 of Waterloo's Larry Turnbull won Friday's preliminary feature and capped off the successful weekend with a strong 2nd Saturday night.  Congratulations to Mike, Larry and crew on their fine showing!

 

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2009 Banquet Award Winners

 

Niagara Falls’ Best Western Cairn Croft once again played host to the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Club’s year-end banquet. The 44th year of TQ Midget racing was an exciting one and featured a close battle behind the runaway champion. James Gray was the centre of attention of the banquet. The class of the field in 2009, Gray won a staggering eight of 11 feature events.

Series Race Director Terry Watts served as emcee for the event, which commenced with a superb meal. First on the order of business was the introduction of the club’s executive for and board of directors for 2010.

For the fourth year in a row, Ken Lorenz will serve as the Club President. David Balych will be the VP, while Cindy Lorenz will be the Secretary. Yvonne Neely will be the club’s Treasurer, while Kim Banyard, Todd Cresswell, Larry McLennan, Rob Neely, Greg Smulders, Kent Turnbull, Craig Mackereth and Albert Banyard (honorary) will serve on the board.

Next on the agenda were the awards recognizing the club’s sponsors. Title sponsor Lucas Oil Canada, Hoosier Tire & Bicknell Racing Products, and Colormark received beautiful plaques from President Ken Lorenz in recognition of their support. Other supporters, although not in attendance, included: Home Hardware of Owen Sound, Fast Eddie Racewear, Race Time Radio, Lincoln Welders and Norkim Distributors.

Following those presentations, the banquet program switched to celebrating the racers. The first year-end award presented was the George McIntyre Memorial Rookie of the Year. This year’s winner was Chris Holman, who piloted Roger Riberdy’s No. 16. Holman finished a strong fifth in the year-end standings and competed as a front-runner all year long.

The Albert Banyard Sportsman of the Year Award is voted on by the car owners and officials. That prize went to club veteran David Balych. A first time winner of the award, Balych was quick to point out that he learned to help out whoever needed it almost as soon as he first joined the Can-Am club, 22 years ago.

The Rick Sykes Memorial Most Improved Driver went to Corey Moesker, who took seventh-place in the 2009 points, while the Harry Macy Mechanic of the Year award went to championship team owner Wayne Gray. Albert Banyard was presented the Official of the Year honours. The Best Appearing Car and Crew prize was presented to the Barr No. 00 team.

Ken Lorenz presented the coveted President’s Award to Yvonne Neely for her tireless efforts on behalf of the club, while Roger Riberdy was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was accepted by his daughter Karey Anne.

And then it was time to celebrate James Gray’s fantastic 2009 season. The talented racer earned his first championship after knocking on the door several times in previous seasons. James stepped up to the microphone and thanked his family for their support and his crew for providing him with a race-winning car each night, which made his job easy.

The top 10 in the final points for the 2009 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Club were: 1. James Gray; 2. Rob Neely; 3. David Balych; 4. Jody Bound; 5. Chris Holman; 6. Daniel Bois; 7. Corey Moesker; 8. Greg Smulders; 9. Darren McLennan; 10. Todd Cresswell.

 

2009 Champion - James Gray & Team

 

David Balych & Ken Lorenz presenting James Gray with the championship trophy

 

5th - Chris Holman, 4th - Jody Bound, 3rd - David Balych, 2nd - Rob Neely

 

10th - Todd Cresswell, 9th- Darren McLennan, 8th - Greg Smulders, 7th - Corey Moesker, 6th Daniel Bois

 

11th - Mack Demann, 12th - Tom Kyle, 13th - Barry Dunn, 14th - Wayne Turnbull, 15th - Earl Caine,

16th - Craig Mackereth, 17th - Mike Westwood, 18th - J.R. Fitzpatrick, 19th - Kent Turnbull

 

Ken Lorenz presents Wayne Gray with the Mechanic of the year award.

 

Barr Motorsports wins the best appearing Car & Crew award

 

Ken Lorenz Honours Yvonne Neely with the Presidents Award

 

Corey Moesker Receives the Most Improved Driver award from David Balych

 

Terry hands over the Official of the year award to Albert Banyard

 

Carrie-ann Riberdy accepts the Lifetime achievement award on behalf of her father, Roger Riberdy

Chris Holman wins the Rookie of the year award.

Albert Banyard presents David Balych with the Sportsman of the year award

 

 


Terry hits the track at Oshweken

 

Terry ran frost fest on the weekend. He ran two 30 lap races finished both with a average of  25th out of 33.

An improvement over his last outing at Flamboro.


Can-Am Midgets vote to run Hoosier & American Racer tires for the 2010 season

 

More details about tires for the 2010 season will be released at the Spring Meeting.

Click here to view rule submissions/voting results

 


Congratulations to James Gray & the 82 team on winning the 2009 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Points Championship

Collage courtesy of Alison Macleod

 

Alison can create a collage for any driver interested, Contact Alison at macleoddesigns@gmail.com or 519 829 0828.

Alison also has CDs available from the season, 10 photos for $25 or the whole season for $100 (average 200 photos per car)