Friday, July 20, 2012
Steckly Claims NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Pole Position at Edmonton
EDMONTON, Alta. -- Scott Steckly turned the fastest lap in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 qualifying at the Edmonton City Centre Airport on Saturday to win the pole for the Edmonton 100.
The two-time and defending series champion from Milverton, Ont., established a track record of 95.545 seconds (85.003 mph) as the series competes on the 2.256-mile, 13-turn Edmonton course for the first time this weekend. It marks the second pole of the season and eighth career series pole for the driver of the No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge.
Andrew Ranger, who from 2007 to 2009 won three consecutive poles on the old 1.96-mile layout at Edmonton, was second quickest in qualifying – with a lap of 96.040 seconds (84.565 mph). He was followed by J.R. Fitzpatrick, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and Robin Buck.
The Edmonton 100 is scheduled to get the green flag at 10:30 a.m. MT on Sunday. It is the second of a three-race western swing for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, which returned to Edmonton after a one-year hiatus. The race is the sixth on a 12-race schedule and the third of five road courses for the series.
NASCAR CANDADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1 - Edmonton 100 Lineup
Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday
at Edmonton City Centre Airport
Lap Length: 2.256 miles
1. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 85.003
2. (27) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 84.565
3. (84) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 84.023
4. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 83.279
5. (66) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 83.171
6. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 83.021
7. (02) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 82.918
8. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 82.871
9. (60) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 82.830
10. (69) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 82.692
11. (44) Jarrad Whissell, Calgary, Alta., Ford, 82.400
12. (09) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 82.303
13. (90) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que, Dodge, 82.093
14. (35) Kevin Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 81.968
15. (21) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 81.588
16. (14) James Van Domselaar, Ft. Saskatchewan, Alta., Chevrolet, 81.206
17. (5) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 80.685
18. (50) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 80.447
19. (83) Kelly Admiraal, Edmonton, Alta., Chevrolet, 78.748
20. (6) Todd Nichol, St. Albert, Alta., Chevrolet, 78.498
21. (11) Mike Scholz, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Chevrolet, 77.441
* Rookie of the Year contender