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NCATS: Ranger By a Nose at St-Eustache

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Edges Dilley In Thrilling Canadian Tire Series Finish

ST-EUSTACHE, Que. (July 25, 2015) – Andrew Ranger edged Mark Dilley in a green-white-checkered flag finish to gain a record 20th career victory in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action Saturday at Autodrome St-Eustache.

Dilley led the field in the race’s final restart, and the two jockeyed throughout the ensuing two laps before Ranger powered to victory from the outside and just thwarted Dilley’s charge from the inside to the finish line.

The Lucas Oil National 250 presented by Lacroix Tuning propelled the Roxton Pond, Quebec, native to sole possession of the series’ all-time lead. He was previously tied with D.J. Kennington at 19.

Marc-Antoine Camirand crossed the line third with L.P. Dumoulin fourth and Kennington fifth. Alex Tagliani, Gary Klutt, J.F. Dumoulin, Anthony Simone and Scott Steckly rounded out the top 10.

Steckly started on the pole and led the majority of the event, but fell off the pace late with a broken axel and was fortunate to salvage a top-10 finish. His lead on Jason Hathaway in the championship standings actually grew to 11 points as Hathaway finished 15th, the result of a mid-race accident.

Saturday’s Lucas Oil National 250 telecast will premiere on TSN on Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m., and on RDS2 on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

The Canadian Tire Series will return to Quebec next week for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres on Aug. 2.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1

Lucas Oil National 250 pres. by Lacroix Tuning Results


At Autodrome St-Eustache

St-Eustache, Que.

Lap length: 0.4 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (12) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 256 laps, 51.775 mph.

2. (10) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 256.

3. (15) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 256.

4. (4) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 256.

5. (9) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 256.

6. (7) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Chevrolet, 256.

7. (5) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Dodge, 256.

8. (13) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 256.

9. (16) Anthony Simone, Aurora, Ont., Dodge, 255.

10. (1) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 255.

11. (2) Alex Labbe, Victoriaville, Que., Dodge, 254.

12. (11) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 254.

13. (8) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 253.

14. (17) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 246.

15. (14) Jason Hathaway, St. Thomas, Ont., Chevrolet, 239.

16. (3) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 158, rear end.

17. (6) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 144, accident.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 58 minutes 40 seconds

Margin of Victory: .087 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: S.Steckly (83.853 mph, 17.173 seconds)

Caution Flags: 9 for 65 laps.

Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders: S. Steckly 1-61; M. Dilley 62; S. Steckly 63-128; J. McColm 129-137; S. Steckly 138-171; D. Kennington 172-175; S. Steckly 176-231; A. Ranger 232-245; M. Dilley 246-255; A. Ranger 256.

Standings: 1. S. Steckly, 283; 2. J. Hathaway, 272; 3. A. Ranger, 269; 4. L. Dumoulin, 261; 5. G. Klutt, 259; 6. D. Kennington, 253; 7. M. Camirand, 246; 8. J. Dumoulin, 245; 9. A. Tagliani, 241; 10. J. McColm, 219.


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