NASCAR Pinty’s Series Statistical Advance: CTMP
Analyzing The Clarington 200 At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 18, 2016) – The season opening race of the 2016 NASCAR Pinty’s Series season is set for Sunday with the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:
Clarington 200 Race Setup:
• Andrew Ranger will look to add to his record 20 series wins this weekend.
• D.J. Kennington’s mark of 4.0. is the best among all active drivers at the road course.
• A total of 10 rookies are slated to compete in the race this Sunday.
At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:
• Opened in 1961 as Mosport Park. The name Mosport was a contraction of motor sport.
• Has played host to the American Le Mans Series, CASCAR Super Series, Can-Am, Formula 1, IndyCar, Tudor United SportsCar and USAC Champ Car, among others, through the years.
• Welcomed the NASCAR Pinty’s Series for the first time on June 17, 2007, in an event won by Andrew Ranger.
• Was renamed from Mosport International Raceway to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in February 2012.
• Held its inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Sept. 1, 2013, won by Chase Elliott.
• CTMP has welcomed the NPS 12 times previously, the most events any track has held since the series began competition in 2007.
• This is the fourth season in a row that CTMP will hold two NPS road course events after single races there from 2007-12.
• Five drivers have participated in all 12 previous events, and three are expected to extend the streak this weekend with Jason Hathaway, D.J. Kennington and Kerry Micks.
• The 12 previous races have produced six different winners, led by J.R. Fitzpatrick’s five.
• There have been five different pole winners in the 11 contests, led by Andrew Ranger’s five.
• There has yet to be a wire-to-wire victory at CTMP, but both of Ranger’s wins were earned from the pole, as was Gary Klutt’s last May.
• Fitzpatrick was the youngest CTMP race winner at 20 years, 1 month and 6 days in 2008.
• L.P. Dumoulin was the oldest CTMP victor at 34 years, 6 months and 11 days in 2013.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Data
Race #: 1 of 12 overall, 1 of 2 at CTMP
Track Layout: 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course
Race Length: 51 laps (125.4 miles, 201.8 kilometers)
2015 Race Winner: Gary Klutt, Dodge, 83.068 mph, 1 hr. 30 mins. 35 secs.
2015 Pole Winner: Gary Klutt, Dodge, 106.321 mph, 83.261 secs.
Qualifying Record: Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 106.712 mph, 82.956 secs., 5/18/14
Active Category Leaders at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:
1. L.P. Dumoulin … 2
Andrew Ranger … 2
3. D.J. Kennington … 1
Gary Klutt … 1
1. Andrew Ranger … 6
2. Scott Steckly … 2
3. Gary Klutt … 1
1. D.J. Kennington … 10
2. Scott Steckly … 6
L.P. Dumoulin … 6
Andrew Ranger … 5
1. D.J. Kennington … 12
2. Andrew Ranger … 8
3. Scott Steckly … 7
1. Andrew Ranger … 86
2. L.P. Dumoulin … 53
3. Scott Steckly … 34
1. D.J. Kennington … 608 (all)
2. Kerry Micks … 590
3. Scott Steckly … 505
Select Driver Highlights:
J.F. Dumoulin (No. 04 Bernier Crepeau/Bellemare Dodge)
• Has five top-five and 16 top 10s in 30 career starts with a best finish of third in the 2015 opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
• Finished eighth in last year’s final season standings.
• This will be his sixth appearance at CTMP with two top fives and two top-10s.
L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)
• The 2014 NPS Champion and 2011 Rookie of the Year has four wins, a pole, 24 top fives and 38 top 10s in 59 career starts.
• This will be his eighth appearance at CTMP with two wins, six top-five and seven top-10s.
• Finished fourth in last year’s final season standings.
• This will be his ninth appearance at CTMP.
Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Raybestos/Fast Eddie/Choko/HGC Chevrolet)
• Has eight wins and 68 top 10s in 109 career starts. Is one of three drivers that have participated in every race in NPS history.
• Finished a career-best second in last year’s final season standings.
• This will be his 13th appearance at CTMP with one win, two top-five and six top-10 finishes.
D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge)
• The 2010 and 2012 NPS champion. Maintains series records for top fives (73) and top 10s (90), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 109 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in wins (19), laps led (2,791) and fifth in poles (11).
• Has a streak of 72-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside in 2009.
• Finished seventh in last year’s final season standings.
• Has one win, a series best 10 top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in his previous 12 appearances at CTMP.
Gary Klutt (No. 59 Pioneer Tools/CLT Financing Corp.Dodge)
• Has a win, two poles and 10 top 10s in 17 career NPS starts.
• Finished fifth in last year’s final season standings winning Josten’s Rookie of the Year honors.
• Won this race last season and also has scored three top-10s in his sixth appearance at CTMP.
Alex Labbe (No. 36 Cam-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lou’s BBQ Ford)
• Has seven top 10s in 14 career NPS starts with a best finish of second at Riverside in 2014 and at Chaudiere in 2015.
• Has top-10 finishes in three of his five appearances this year.
• Has five top 10s with an average finish of 13th in eight career road course starts.
• This will be his first start at CTMP. He was unable to take the green flag in May due to injury.
Kevin Lacroix (No. 74 Bumper To bumper/Total/Lacroix Tuning Dodge)
• Has two wins in five starts during his debut season. Won road races at Circuit ICAR and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.
• Is the first driver in series history to win two of his first four starts, and first to record two victories in rookie season.
• Finished 15th in last year’s final season standings.
• This will be his third appearance at CTMP.
Kerry Micks (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)
• Has three wins, four poles, 30 top fives and 52 top 10s in 85 career starts.
• The three road races are his only previous starts this year. Best finish was 14th in the CTMP opener.
• Has two wins, a pole, 21 top 10s and an average finish of 10.5 in 37 career road course starts.
• Has participated in all 11 CTMP races and has an average finish of 13th with a best run of second (2008).
Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge)
• The 2007 and 2009 champion is the series’ all-time leader in wins at 20 and is tied for the poles record at 16. Has 49 top fives and 70 top 10s in 83 career starts.
• Finished third in last year’s final season standings.
• Has a pair of wins, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes with a series best six pole awards in 10 previous starts at CTMP.
Other Driver Notes
• Pier-Luc Oullette finished eighth in his only other career start in this race last year at CTMP, returns again this season to fill in for Alex Tagliani.
• Cayden Lapcevich has two starts at CTMP with one top-10 finish coming last fall at the track.