Mosport Int'l Raceway Saturday notes

RAIN SHORTENS QUALIFYING FOR NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES A rain-burst causes NASCAR officials to postpone the second half of qualifying for the Canadian Tire Series to Sunday morning. 2008 Series Champion Scott Steckly had the fastest...

RAIN SHORTENS QUALIFYING FOR NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES

A rain-burst causes NASCAR officials to postpone the second half of qualifying for the Canadian Tire Series to Sunday morning.

2008 Series Champion Scott Steckly had the fastest Canadian Tire Series practice time of the day at 1:22.115. Defending champion Andrew Ranger was second and J.R. Fitzpatrick rounded out the top three practice times.

The first races of the weekend were held with a steady drizzle keeping the track slick and testing the skills of the drivers. The qualifying for the Vortex Brake 200 was cancelled and will be run on Sunday.

In the U.S. based F2000 Championship, the lone Canadian, Remy Audette of Ste-Anne-des-Lacs, QC won the 16-lap race after starting from the pole. Brazilian Victor Carbone, winner of three of the four races this season, finished in fourth position after qualifying in second.

The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship held their first of two races this weekend. In the Super Touring Class, Montreal's Nick Wittmer took the checker flag with a total time of 30:06.711. Mattieu Audette finished second after starting the on the pole. Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC native P.J. Groenke won the Touring Class after sitting third after qualifying.

Saturday's racing also saw the Ontario Formula Ford Championship F1600 run the first leg of their weekend doubleheader. After winning the pole in qualifying, Edmonton's Stefan Rzadzinski took the race over Shane Jantzi of Ayr, ON. Caitlin Johnston came on strong late in the race to finish fourth. The resident of Orangeville, ON will also be running in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race on Sunday.

Sunday's schedule begins with practice and qualifying in the morning. After lunch the final four races of the weekend will take place. The F2000 will run its second race of the weekend and will be followed by The Vortex Brake Pads 200 NASCAR race. Castrol Touring and Ontario Formula Ford will wrap up the race weekend.

-source: mosport

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Scott Steckly , Andrew Ranger , Nick Wittmer , Shane Jantzi , J.R. Fitzpatrick , Remy Audette , Caitlin Johnston , Victor Carbone , Stefan Rzadzinski