Turnout at Practice
Thanks to all that came out
Rules now available
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:
Products affected by this recall are the Impact
products below manufactured prior to 2009:
Restraint Assemblies (Seat Belts)
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
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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!
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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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
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 -
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
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
Click here to view rule submissions/voting results
James Gray & the 82 team on winning the 2009 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Points
Collage courtesy of Alison Macleod
Alison can create a collage for any driver interested, Contact Alison at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 519
Alison also has CDs available from the season, 10 photos for $25 or the whole
season for $100 (average 200 photos per car)