Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Pinty’s Presents The Vortex Brake Pads 200 At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

By Official Release On Tue, May. 14, 2013

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 14, 2013) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series opens the 2013 race season with the Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. The race is scheduled to take the green flag on Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of selected drivers at CTMP, as well as some other statistical trends:

 

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Race Setup

·         J.R. Fitzpatrick has a streak of six consecutive top-five finishes at the track including victories in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In six outings he has never finished worse than third.

·         All three series manufacturers have been to Victory Lane at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Chevrolet with J.R. Fitzpatrick, Dodge with D.J. Kennington and Ford with Andrew Ranger.

·         D.J. Kennington has top-five finishes in five of his six starts at the track including a win in 2011 and a runner-up finish last season.

·         Jeff Lapcevich has a current streak of four top-10 finishes in this event.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

·         This is the series’ seventh visit to the historic road course nestled in the hills of Ontario.

·         The Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 is 201.96 kilometers in length.

·         This is the second consecutive year for the series to open the season on the road course at CTMP.

·         In the six previous events, there has been an average of 2.67 caution periods for an average of 9.67 laps with a record six cautions for 21 laps in 2011.

·         The earliest caution has come at Lap 3 (2011); the latest on Lap 48 (2008).

·         The average starting position of the winner is 2.17 and the average finish of the pole sitter is 2.67.

·         The lead has changed hands an average of 6.17 times in six events including a record nine lead changes last year after seven in 2011.

·         All three series manufacturers have been to Victory Lane – Chevrolet with J.R. Fitzpatrick, Dodge with D.J. Kennington and Ford with Andrew Ranger.

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Data

Race: #1 of 12 (5/19/13)

Track Layout: 2.459-mile road course

Race Length: 51 laps (125.4 miles)

 

Records

1-Lap Qualifying: Scott Steckly, Dodge, 83.922 seconds, 105.484 mph, May 19, 2012

51-Lap Race: Andrew Ranger, Ford, 1 hr., 26 min., 39 sec., 86.838 mph, June 17, 2007

 

Race Winners

J.R. Fitzpatrick ……………………………. 3

Andrew Ranger ……………………………. 2

D.J. Kennington ………………………….. 1

 

Pole Winners

Andrew Ranger ……………………………. 3

Scott Steckly ……………………………… 2

 

Manufacturer Wins

Chevrolet …………………………………… 3

Ford …………………………………………. 2

Dodge……………………………………….. 1

 

Laps Led

J.R. Fitzpatrick …………………………. 130

Andrew Ranger ………………………….. 50

Peter Gibbons …………………………… 39

 

Selected Driver Information:

Ron Beauchamp Jr. (No. 60 Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil Dodge)

·         Finished 11th last season in the Vortex Brake Pads 200.

·         Scored a career-best Canadian Tire Motorsport Park finish of third in 2007.

·         Has two top-five finishes (2007, 2009) at the track.

·         Has led 11 laps on the road course at CTMP including four last season.

·         One of four drivers to start all 75 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

 

Robin Buck (No. 66 Quaker State Dodge)

·         Scored a ninth-place finish a year ago on the CTMP road course.

·         Posted a track career-best finish of third in 2011.

·         Registered his first CTMP top-10 finish of sixth in 2009.

·         Has led a total of 18 laps in his six starts at the track.

·         Earned both of his series-career wins – Circuit ICAR and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres – in 2011.

 

Noel Dowler (No. 5 EMCO/Rheem Dodge)

·         Finished 26th in last season’s opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

·         Made his series debut at CTMP in 2011 and finished 16th.

·         Posted a third-place finish last season at Barrie (Ontario) Speedway for his first series top five.

 

L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)

·         Finished fifth in last year’s season opener at CTMP.

·         Made his track debut in 2011 and finished 23rd.

·         Scored his first career pole win last season at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.

·         Was the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.

·         Made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Aug. 20, 2012 at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

 

J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express Chevrolet)

·         Won last season’s Vortex Brake Pads 200.

·         Leads the series with three wins (2008, 2010 and 2012) on the 2.459-mile road course.

·         Has a streak of six consecutive top fives at the track in six outings – never finishing worse than third.

·         Leads all series drivers with 130 laps led at the Ontario track.

·         Seven of his eight career series wins have come on road courses – CTMP (3), Edmonton (2) and Montreal (2).

 

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge)

·         Registered a CTMP career-best finish of sixth a year ago.

·         Suffered a broken wrist in a Lap 42 accident in 2011 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

·         Has three top-10 finishes on the road course at CTMP.

·         Has led three laps in Canadian Tire Series action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

·         One of four drivers to start all 75 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

 

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)

·         Was runner-up to J.R. Fitzpatrick last season in the Vortex Brake Pads 200.

·         Claimed his first series road-course victory in 2011 at CTMP.

·         Only finish outside the top five in six starts at the Bowmanville road course was a sixth-place effort in 2010.

·         In six outings, starts from an average position of 7.83 and averages a 3.33 finishing position at the track.

·         Tops the all-time Canadian Tire Series wins list with 18.

·         Won 2010 and 2012 series championships.

·         Scored a single-season series record of seven wins in 2012.

·         One of four drivers to start all 75 NCATS races.

 

Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)

·         Placed eighth a year ago in the Pinty’s presents the Vortex 200.

·         Scored a track career-best finish of fourth in the 2011 CTMP race.

·         Has a streak of four straight top-10 finishes on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

·         Changed car number to 76 from 23 to honor the passing of his father, Joe, earlier this year.

 

Kerry Micks (No. 02 Beyond Digital Imaging/Leland/Dickies Ford)

·         Finished seventh a season ago at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in this event.

·         Had a track career-best finish of fifth in the 2010 race.

·         Has top-10 finishes in two of his last three road course starts at the Ontario track.

·         Has led eight laps in Canadian Tire Series action at CTMP.

·         Two of his three series-career wins have come on road-courses (Montreal and Trois-Rivieres in 2007).

 

Martin Roy (No. 90 Batteries Expert Dodge)

·         Registered an 18-place finish in last year’s CTMP opener.

·         Made his track debut in 2011 with a 14th-place effort.

·         Won 2012 series Rookie-of-the-Year honors.

 

Howie Scannell Jr. (No. 56 Trailers By Jim Bray Dodge)

·         Posted a 13th-place finish in last year’s CTMP opener.

·         Led five laps in the 2009 edition of the Vortex Brake Pads 200.

·         Has two top-10 finishes in four Canadian Tire Motorsport Park starts.

 

Trevor Seibert (No. 69 Lake Excavating/Emco Waterworks Dodge)

·         Finished 19th in his last CTMP start in 2011.

·         Best Canadian Tire Motorsport Park finish was 14th in 2009.

·         Best series career finish is third accomplished on two occasions at Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire/Johnsonville Dodge)

·         Finished a track career-best third in last season’s CTMP event.

·         Has four top fives in six starts on the 2.459-mile track.

·         Started from the pole last season; also was the top qualifier in 2008.

·         His 11 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series victories is good for third on the all-time list.

·         Won 2008 and 2011 series championships.

·         One of four drivers to start all 75 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

 

Jason White (No. 21 Bowers & Wilkins Dodge)

·         Recorded a 12th-place finish in this event last season.

·         Scored a sixth-place finish in 2011 – his best in five CTMP road course starts.

·         Was 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.

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