2012-09-24 – Martin is Rookie of the year, Isabelle runs strong

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Caps off NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Championship with 7th win at Kawartha – D.J. Kennington won it all

Nascar Canadian Tire Series Bilingue2012-08-04_0099Kennington capped his 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship with a victory Saturday in the final race of the season, the Pinty’s 250 presented by Dodge, at Kawartha Speedway.

Caps off NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Championship with 7th win at Kawartha – D.J. Kennington won it all

MARTIN ROY IS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, ISABELLE TREMBLAY RUNS STRONG

The final event of the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire series took place Saturday night at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, ON. It marked another spectacular run for Martin Roy driver of the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge who is the series rookie of the year and teammate Isabelle Tremblay pilot of the #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge also showed well.

Even before the final race Martin Roy had secured the rookie championship for the season but that didn’t slow their drive to accomplish even more. The #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge was quick during practice and would start the race 12th. “As usual the car was very fast and I really enjoyed racing on this track at Kawartha” said Roy.

As became the norm as the season progressed Roy would maintain a quick pace and run with the lead group of cars for much of the night. Refining his skill with every lap this season the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge was again in position for a solid result as the race set up for a green-white-checker finish. As drivers jockeyed for position in the final laps Roy skillfully moved his car through the crowd to claim a fifth place result.

“It got a little crazy in those last two laps” said Roy. “Fortunately I was able to move the car ahead a couple of spots on the final laps and finish with another top five” he added.

This was the second top five result for Martin Roy this season; it also marked his sixth top ten finish and also boosted him to eighth place in the overall championship standings for 2012. “I am so proud of what this team has accomplished this season” said Roy. “We are a new team and we have matured so much, a lot of the credit goes to my Crew Chief Mario Gosselin and the great job he did. To our sponsors, Batteries Expert, Veloce, Gamache Truck Centre’s have been great partners for us this year” he stated.

Martin Roy will be honoured for his rookie of the year championship at the NASCAR Touring Series Awards Gala in the Grand Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on December 8th.

It was a pleasant surprise that teammate Isabelle Tremblay was also able to compete at Kawartha Speedway. Tremblay made the most of her additional opportunity in the #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge in this final race. “This was a last minute decision for me to race and a thank you to the fans and sponsors for their love and support this season” said Tremblay.

The #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge was very quick during the race and Tremblay ran very competitively with the leaders. She was poised for another strong result when she was disrupted by a couple of tough breaks. Tremblay was ordered to complete a drive through penalty by NASCAR for an infraction which cost her a lap. And in a strategy move during a pit stop she also lost a lap. “I was a bit confused and disappointed by the ruling” explained Tremblay. “It was unfortunate those two things worked against us or we would have had another very good result. I had a very good car and was able to battle with the leaders” she stated.

A reminder to race fans that voting is underway for the NCATS most popular driver and Isabelle Tremblay currently leads the voting. You can vote once each day by logging onto the NASCAR Home tracks website, hometracks.nascar.com. “I have been overwhelmed by the support of the fans” said Tremblay. “This a great boost to our program and shows our sponsorship partners how loyal the fans are to our program”.

Isabelle Tremblay Sponsorship Partners

About Frank Lyman Design

Frank Lyman started in the fashion industry at the age of 18, as a salesperson. His venture started throughout the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. The moment he met his first customer, Frank Lyman knew he had a passion for fashion and especially design. Frank Lyman Design has been a success story in itself but more importantly has become a well-known international brand. Frank Lyman Design is proud to have over 2,500 customers worldwide.

Martin Roy Sponsorship Partners

About Batteries Expert

Batteries Expert™ offers the gamut of battery products for any kind or size vehicle from cars/trucks to ATV’s and to motorboats, and everything in between. We also have solutions for all size appliance needs, home renovation projects, technology devices (such as cell phone and computer batteries), and any other object that does not run on electricity, or requires an alternative power source in case of emergency. We are also a leader in solar and other alternative ‘clean & green’ forms of energy and are continually expanding our services and product lines. We are truly experts in our field and are committed to remaining on the cutting edge.

source: Todd Lewis & TL Sports & Entertainment, tlsportsent.com

2012-09-16 – Flagworld – Top ten finishes at Riverside

Flagworld -> Top ten finishes for Martin Roy & Isabelle Tremblay at Riverside

Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside International Speedway

Martin Roy - Isabelle TremblayRiverside International Speedway logoIt was a very successful round number eleven of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series for both Martin Roy driver of the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge and teammate Isabelle Tremblay pilot of the #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge this past weekend at Riverside International Speedway. Each driver maximized their skills to claim a top ten finish in the 300 lap feature event on Saturday night.

For Isabelle Tremblay this was only her second oval track race of the 2012 campaign and once again she showed poise and battled hard to earn a solid result. “I am very happy to score a tenth place result in this event” stated Tremblay. “The car was very good right from the start and I could battle with the top cars, it really shows the determination and effort of the team. We also had some wonderful local help from 17 year old Amely Meehan who is a local racer and worked as my spotter. I also want to thank Scott Allen another Sportsman racer who along with his crew helps us out tremendously this weekend.

Martin Roy was also looking for another solid result to help secure the rookie of the year title for 2012. Roy would post the fastest lap time during the first practice session and continued to show his strength with a sixth place qualifying result. For the second consecutive race Roy would also take over the race lead staying out front for a dozen laps.

“We had a very fast race car once again” stated Roy. “We were very competitive running up front with the leaders, unfortunately we had a little trouble on a pit stop with a wheel nut and that set us back a bit. But once again the team worked very hard, we were able to run up near the front of the field all night with the leaders and I’m happy to finish in eighth position” he added.

Weekend activities began early for both Isabelle Tremblay and Martin Roy as they visit with local race fans and sponsors for this weekend’s race. “What a special time we’ve had in Antigonish” said Tremblay. “We started with a BBQ Friday afternoon at Eastern Auto and also met fans and partners from Tim’s Service Centre and Highland Home Hardware. We also have to say a big thank you to Lemken and their local dealer Green Diamond Equipment for their great support this weekend.

This was the last race of the 2012 season for Isabelle Tremblay and it was important for her to have a positive result. “This kind of result is very important and a sign of more to come. I would like to thank Mario Gosselin, Phillip Matthews, Francis Landreville, Sebastien Berube, Sylvain Dagenais, Jocelyn Dubois, Dany Lapalme, Daniel & Miguel Laliberte, Martin Roy and his family, Sonia, Sabrina and Norman Roy, Annie and Jean-Claude Fortin. Thank you to all the people who helped me so much, especially Bertrand Godin, Guy Gilain, Daniel Demers, my family and valued sponsors. To all the fans that gave me energy every day and motivate me to push my limits, thank you so much.

Martin Roy will compete in the final NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race this coming Saturday, September 22nd at Kawartha Speedway and looks to lock up the rookie of the year prize. “That has been our goal all season” said Roy. “Our team is going to give everything we have this week to be ready and then compete very hard next weekend” he added.

The race from Riverside International Speedway will air on TSN on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Noon ET, and on RDS2 on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 p.m.

Martin Roy also sits ninth in the overall championship point’s battle, only a single point behind eighth spot.

A reminder to race fans that voting is underway for the NCATS most popular driver and Isabelle Tremblay currently leads the voting. You can vote once each day by logging onto the NASCAR Home tracks website, hometracks.nascar.com

source: Todd Lewis & TL Sports & Entertainment, tlsportsent.com

2012-09-15 – Bravo Isabelle et Martin!

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D.J. Kennington celebrates the win Saturday night in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 at Riverside Speedway. Scott Sinclair/NASCAR

 

Kennington Gets Back On Track

Runs away with 6th Canadian Tire Series win at Riverside

By Jason Christley, NASCAR
September 15, 2012 – 8:05pm

Antigonish, N.S., Canada — D.J. Kennington bounced right back to the cusp of a second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship.

A week after mechanical failure took a large chunk of his points lead, the St. Thomas, Ont., driver dominated the Wilson Equipment 300 en route to his sixth win of the season. With the season-finale looming next week at Kawartha Speedway, Kennington looks to put the finishing touches on the 2012 championship to go along with the one he won in 2010.

Kennington’s nearest championship challenger, J.R. Fitzpatrick, finished second. Fitzpatrick won the pole position earlier in the day and traded the lead on several occassions with Kennington. But Kennington was too strong on long green-flag runs and pulled away in the end.

POS DRIVER
1 DJ Kennington
2 JR Fitzpatrick
3 Mark Dilley
4 Scott Steckly
5 Don Beauchamp Jr.

Mark Dilley finished third, followed by Scott Steckly and Ron Beauchamp Jr.

Donald Chisholm, Jason White, rookie Martin Roy, Noel Dowler and Isabelle Tremblay rounded out the top 10.

It is Kennington’s 17th career win, which includes a win at Riverside in 2010.

The Wilson Equipment 300 will air on TSN on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Noon ET, and on RDS2 on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 p.m.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 concludes the season with the Pinty’s 250 presented by Dodge at Kawartha on Saturday, Sept. 22.

RESULTS | LAP-BY-LAP RECAP

2012-09-12 – Martin Roy & Isabelle Tremblay to Antigonish

Martin Roy & Isabelle Tremblay heading East to Antigonish

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Round #11 of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

2012-08-17_1477Martin Roy - Isabelle TremblayMartin Roy driver of the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge and teammate Isabelle Tremblay pilot of the #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge with both return to action this weekend at Riverside International Speedway near Antigonish, NS for round number eleven of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on Saturday evening.

While Tremblay returns to Riverside for her second tour at the beautiful 1/3 mile oval this will be the first time Roy has competed on the track modeled after Bristol Motor Speedway, both drivers are equally excited to be part of the competition.

“This is a special weekend for me” said Tremblay. “I want to thank Lemken who are represented by Green Diamond Equipment in the Martimes, they’ll have a large group at the race on Saturday for a BBQ. And also we’ll be at Eastern Auto on Friday afternoon. With their help and that of Tim’s Service Centre, Highland Home Hardware and of course Riverside International Speedway they are making it possible for me to be racing this weekend” explained Tremblay.

Tremblay is looking for another top ten result this weekend. “Working with new Crew Chief Phillip Mathews last weekend we made some improvements and I’m very excited about our chances this weekend” she stated.

Martin Roy will continue his quest to become the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rookie of the year this weekend with another strong result. Earlier this year Roy posted three consecutive top ten results including a top five finish in Edmonton. “Our team has continued to make good progress every weekend” said Roy. “Sometimes the result wasn’t there but I feel very confident for this weekend at Riverside” he further explained.

Both drivers suffered disappointment last weekend. Though he qualified ninth at Barrie Speedway in his #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge Martin Roy would suffer damage during contact and finish 19th. Tremblay also had difficulty and managed a 16th place result.

A reminder to race fans that voting is underway for the NCATS most popular driver and Isabelle Tremblay currently sits second in voting. You can vote once each day by logging onto the NASCAR Home tracks website, hometracks.nascar.com

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race September 15th at Riverside Speedway near Antigonish, NS takes place on Saturday with afternoon practice and qualifying and the green flag drops for the 300 lap main event at 7PM local time.

Photo: 1. Martin Roy in the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge. 2. Isabelle Tremblay in the #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge 3. Martin & Isabelle together

source: Todd Lewis & TL Sports & Entertainment, tlsportsent.com