Six Atlantic Canadians Among Those Honored This Saturday in North Carolina
Photos by McCarthy Photographic
The US Legend Cars International and INEX Banquet will be held this Saturday night, January 17th, at the Speedway Club at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Champions from across the INEX sanction will be honored, including six champions hailing from Atlantic Canada in Legend and Bandolero competition. INEX breaks Canada up into three regions to determine champions – Canada East, Canada Central and Canada West and breaks up divisions by age groups, along with the addition of a Pro division for Legend.
Champions from Canada East in the Bandolero division include Coldbrook, Nova Scotia’s Josh Langille (Bandits) and Jolicure, New Brunswick’s Cory Hall (Outlaws). Langille raced out of Scotia Speedworld (NS) and Petty International Raceway (NB) in 2014, with appearances at Speedway 660 (NB) and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NH).
Hall racked up wins at Scotia Speedworld, Oyster Bed Speedway and Speedway 660 along with a championship at Petty International Raceway. Hall also made appearances down south, including a run at INEX Winter Nationals at Auburndale Speedway, Concord Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hall finished 14th overall of 121 Bandolero Outlaw drivers across the world, and ahead of Scotia Speedworld Bandolero champion Braden Langille and Speedway 660 Bandolero champion Cole Tanner, who finished 23rd and 25th overall, respectively.
The Butcher brothers of Porter’s Lake, Nova Scotia are both INEX Canadian East champions in 2014. Jarrett Butcher, the younger of the two, captured the Young Lions (under 16 years of age) Division, highlighted by a win on the Maritime League of Legends Tour in May at Scotia Speedworld. Jarrett’s older brother Cole captured the Pro division championship in Eastern Canada. Entry to the Pro Legend division is based on skill and previous accomplishments and entry must be approved by INEX. Among his 2014 accomplishments, Cole Butcher is now a three time Legends track champion at Scotia Speedworld, which was earned on the strength of seven feature wins. Cole also competed at Legend Nationals at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, winning the Pro division Race of Champions before finishing 12th in the Nationals feature.
The top Masters (40+ age group) in Canada when it came to Legend racing was Shelburne, Nova Scotia’s Paul Goulden. Goulden made the long trek from Nova Scotia’s South Shore every Friday night to race at Scotia Speedworld and then took to the road to run the Maritime League of Legends Tour events. Goulden finished the season sixth at Scotia Speedworld, seventh on the Maritime League of Legends Tour and 45th in the world of 306 Masters division drivers. Congrats Paul!
A tip of the cap in the Masters division also goes to Kevin Foisy (Canada Central) and Ira Laughy (Canada West), who have also sported Tim’s Corner Motorsports decals on their cars and have come home with championships in 2014! Good job gentlemen!
The 2014 season was a big one for Dartmouth, Nova Scotia’s Nicholas Naugle, which was capped off with an INEX Canadian Semi Pro Championship. Naugle placed 14th overall of 356 licensed Semi Pro competitors, aged 16 to 40, and captured the Canadian East title over Speedworld veteran “Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan. In his rookie season in Legend competition, he lit it up at home, winning five features, three of which were on the Maritime League of Legends Tour. Of those wins included the Legend features at Scotia Speedworld’s 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 (Scotia Tire 50) and Petty International Raceway’s 50th International Weekend. His two wins at Petty Raceway gave Naugle the Atlantic Tiltload Challenge trophy. In addition to the big win at home on Atlantic Cat 250 weekend, he scored two wins on the Scotia Speedworld Weekly Series, including the Strictly Hydraulics 50, en route to a second place run in the standings to Pro champion Cole Butcher. Naugle, who also runs select races in the U.S. out of the Chris Woods Racing and Repair shop, was also a finalist in the Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Award on TimsCorner.ca. Not a bad season for a rookie!
Naugle (right) chats with multi-time Maritime League of Legends Tour and INEX Canadian champion Justin MacNeill after the Scotia Tire 50 at Scotia Speedworld on August 9th.
We are proud to say all six drivers carried Tim’s Corner Motorsports stickers on their cars throughout the 2014 season, but there’s also another INEX champion that sported a TCM logo on her car last year.
Courtney Lefcourt captured the New Jersey state INEX Semi Pro Legend championship in 2014, finishing 12th overall in the world in the division. Miss Lefcourt was everywhere last year with her 860 Motorsports/Alliance Shippers Inc. backed Legend, from INEX Winter Nationals at Auburndale Speedway in Florida, to the Battle at the Big Top at Texas Motor Speedway, the Summer Shootout at Charlotte, Concord Motor Speedway, to her home track of Bethel Motor Speedway, where she recorded two feature victories. Lefcourt put in lots of miles and lots of laps over the course of the season, and we congratulate her on the New Jersey State title!
Courtney Lefcourt (10) races with Brody Rhode (4) at the INEX Winter Nationals in Winter Haven, Florida last February. Lefcourt took home the INEX Semi Pro Legend New Jersey state championship in 2014. King of Chins Productions Photo.
Congratulations to all the INEX drivers on their accomplishments in the 2014 season, and we look forward to seeing you all on track in 2015!
For complete information on Legend or Bandolero competition, please visit www.uslegendcars.com!