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We have added a wanted section to our classifieds. If you are looking for specific TQ Midget parts fill out the posting form with what you are looking for and your contact information.

  This will allow fellow racers to see what you are looking for and hopefully help you find those missing pieces required to get your car to the track!


Holman promotes Lucas Oil at the WKC swap meet

Pictures courtesy of Steve Holman


Can-Ams at the Canadian Motorsports Expo

The #40 Mackereth and #49 Walsh cars were on display getting great exposure for their sponsors

Pictures courtesy of Ralph Webb


LUCAS OIL CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP

 WITH CAN-AM MIDGETS

The Can-Am Midget Racing Club is proud to announce the continued partnership with Lucas Oil for the 2011 season. President Ken Lorenz made the announcement as the Club released their 2011 schedule for the 46th year.  

"Lucas Oil Products is proud to continue the title sponsorship of the Can-Am Midget Club. We have retained a successful working relationship and been a major supporter of the series for over half a decade," said Tom Bogner, Director of Lucas Oil Motorsports. "This is a testament to the success of the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Club and the fierce driver competition and high energy racing that the series produces. We are looking forward to the quality brand exposure Lucas Oil receives and an exciting 2011 season."

"The 45 year history of the Club is a tribute to the relationships we have with our sponsors," said Lorenz. "Running under the Lucas Oil flag provides instant name recognition in the racing world and we look forward to 2011 to showcase exciting, competitive racing for the fans." 

The 2011 season begins at Flamboro Speedway (Ont) on Saturday, May 14th after two practice/tech days. The series returns to Sunset Speedway (Ont) for two Sunday events, May 22nd and August 21st. This will be the first return to Sunset Speedway since the track was reconfigured in 2009. "We have been looking forward to returning to the 'new' Sunset Speedway since it became managed by promoter Mark Dilley," said Lorenz.

On June 4th the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will join the Casey's Midgets at Lake Erie Speedway in Pennsylvania for their 2nd annual joint venture bringing together these two Clubs. In 2010 42 TQ midgets were on hand in front of a crowd of 5563 race fans! Mother Nature won that event but hopes are high for a better result in 2011. The midgets will be at Peterborough Speedway (Ont) on June 11th and will be at Grand Bend Speedway for two races. They have four scheduled shows at Flamboro and are at Sauble Speedway (Ont) for the three long Canadian Holiday weekends. Barrie Speedway (Ont) will host the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets on Saturday, August 20th.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will have the first  "Dan May Memorial Race" at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, July 9th. May was a long time racer of TQ #7 with the Club and tragically died in an automobile accident in the fall. He will also be remembered for winning the Indoor Series at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York in the 1990's.

2011 is building up to be an exciting year as a number of owners and drivers have stepped up their program over the winter. Rob Neely, 2010 Champion, will face some tough competition from drivers such as Darren McLennan, Barry Dunn and Chris Holman. James Gray, finishing in second place in 2010, is reported to be running a limited schedule in 2011 as is new Dad, Greg Smulders.  You can never count out the hard chargers like Daniel Bois, Todd Cresswell, Corey Moesker, Tom Kyle, David Balych, and Mack DeMan to fight their way up through the field to the front.


2011 Schedule Released

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series has announced it tentative schedule for the 2011 racing season, the 46th in Club history.

Click here for the tentative dates


2011 Rules Updates

Check out the results of the 2011 Rules meeting here


LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGETS CELEBRATE 45TH YEAR

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets celebrated 45 years of racing at their Annual Awards Banquet held Saturday night in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  Canadian driver Rob Neely, the 2010 Track Champion, celebrated with American car owners Ken and Cindy Lorenz, making this the first 'true' Can-Am Championship. Thanking his car owners, his wife Yvonne, his parents, and his competitors, Neely gave an emotional acceptance speech.  It had been 25 years since his last championship.  "With the continued support of Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tires/Bicknell Racing, and Lincoln Welders, the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets continue to provide the fans with exciting open-wheel racing. I want to thank them." said Neely.

2010 Champions - Cindy Lorenz, Rob Neely, Yvonne Neely, Ken Lorenz

He had started driving for the Lorenz family in 2007 and finished in 2nd place that year, followed by 4th place in 2008 and again in 2nd place in 2009. 2010 became 'the year' as a theme of 'In It To Win It' led the team all season. Leading the points from the first green flag until the last checkered one, Neely won five feature races out of 14 and was in the top five for all but three of them.  The Home Hardware Series at Sauble Speedway, a series within the series, awarded Neely with the 'Boss of the Beach' surfboard trophy for winning that 7 race event. He had 3 wins, 2 second place finishes and one third place in that series. Mother Nature won one event.  

Can-Am Midget President Ken Lorenz welcomed everyone to the 45th Annual Awards Banquet on a sad note with the passing of driver Dan May one week ago in a car accident. Earlier in the year, long time member Roger Riberdy also passed away. Ken asked everyone to take the time to enjoy your family and friends as your life could change in an instant. They will be missed.

Trophies were given out to the following drivers in the top 12 in points. Second place, James Gray, 3rd place Darren McLennan, 4th place Barry Dunn, 5th place Greg Smulders.

5th Greg Smulders, 4th-Barry Dunn, 3rd-Darren McLennan, 2nd-James Gray, Ken lorenz

Followed by Chris Holman, Daniel Bois, Todd Cresswell, Corey Moesker, Tom Kyle, David Balych, and Mac DeMan. 

Ken Lorenz, 10th-Tom Kyle, 7th-Cliff Walsh, 6th-Steve Holman, 8th Todd Cresswell

Special Awards given out included the 'George McIntyre Memorial Rookie of the Year' presented to Rob Divenanzo. The 'Albert Banyard Sportsman Of The Year' went to Vic Aguadualto and the 'Rick Sykes Memorial Most Improved Driver' was awarded to Barry Dunn.  The 'Harry Macy Mechanic of the Year' award went to Ken Lorenz. For the fourth time, Race Director Terry Watts received the 'Official of the Year' award.  The 'Best Appearing Car and Crew' went to the #48 McLennan Race Team. 

Rookie of the Year - Rob Divenanzo

 

Sportsman Of The Year - Vic Aguadualto

Most Improved Driver - Barry Dunn

 

Mechanic of the Year - Ken Lorenz

 

 

Best Appearing Car and Crew - #48 McLennan Race Team 

Ken Lorenz presented his annual 'President's Award' to Kelly Kyle and Dan Balych for all their efforts in the 50/50 draws this season.  

Kelly Kyle, Ken Lorenz, David Balych

A Special 'Thanks' was given to Ron McKay from Hoosier Tire/ Bicknell Racing for their 15 years as the 'Official Tire' of the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets. Ralph Webb and Colormark were also thanked for all the Champions banners, awards, and banquet programs.  Norkim Distributors provided the beautiful trophies and NAPA, Lincoln Welders, Neely Auto, and Bill Cresswell provided the items for the raffle. Thanks to everyone for a great evening and now let's prepare for the 46th year of Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget racing in 2011.

Banquet Slideshow

 

Story by Cindy Lorenz

Pictures by Ralph Webb

 


Dan May Passes

 

 

Dan May was killed in a car accident on October 29th.

Our Deepest Sympathies go out to the entire May family.

 Dan was a hard charging racer who above all loved his family. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.