@22RacingTeam •#NASCAR Pintys Series • @NASCARHomeTrack • @Scott Steckly22 •@CTMPOfficial • (April 29, 2016): Four time NASCAR Pintys Series Champion (2008, 2011, 2013 & 2015) Scott Steckly will be at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the opening event of the 2016 season, however it will be in a slightly different role than in the past. Steckly will field three teams as a team owner and not a driver.
Steckly is one of only three drivers to have made all 109 starts in the NASCAR Pintys Series to date. “I am not saying I have finished with competing as you never know what can happen,” said Steckly from his shop in Milverton, Ontario. “However I can honestly say I feel I have proved everything I need to as a driver even though you never lose the drive to win, so if my helmet is hung up for good then I will fill this new role and do what’s best for the business of 22 Racing.”
Returning full time out of the 22 Racing shop for the third year will be former Indy 500 pole sitter Alex Tagliani in the #18 Epi Pen car. Tagliani will miss the opening event as a driver due to his duties preparing for the Indy 500. The replacement driver for him will be announced at a later date. Follow Alex Tagliani on his website at www.tagliani.com or on Twitter @Tagliani or @TagAutosport.
Racing in the #46 entry in 2016 will be Brett Taylor from Calgary, Alberta. Taylor will compete in the 22 Racing fielded #46 car for four events including, CTMP in May and September as well as Toronto Indy and GP3R. Taylor is coming off a successful season in the CACC series where he won Rookie of the Year. For more information on Brett Taylor visit www.bretttaylorracing.com or follow on Twitter @brett_taylor46.
Seventeen-year-old Kaz Grala from the NASCAR K & N Pro Series East will debut in the #22 car at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 21/22. Grala hails from Westborough, Mass. He has raced in the K & N Pro Series East since 2014 and has posted a career high second place finish at Dover in 2014 and Virginia in 2015. For more information on Kaz Grala check out his website www.kazgrala.com or follow on Twitter @KazGrala or on Facebook KazGralaRacing.
Donald Theetge of Boischatel, QC will drive a 22 Racing entry at the second NASCAR Pintys Series event at Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday June 11th. Theetge is a two-time ACT Series Champion and is the Tour’s all-time winningest driver. Follow Theetge on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Donald.Theetge
Steckly continues the search for partners in 2016. “If a sponsorship opportunity comes along I would definitely get back in the car as I know I can still win races and championships for my partners,” commented Steckly. “But for right this moment my team is focused on giving these drivers cars they can win with in the upcoming two events.”
The 22 Racing Team is supported by the following sponsors: Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Sturdy Formed Concrete, Reefer Sales, Wendell Motors, Twin City Graphics, Lincoln Electric, Auto Glym, Mechanix Wear, Great Dane Glasvan, Safety Kleen & Permatex.
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The NASCAR Pintys Series is made up of 12 events across Canada with events in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. A notable addition to the 2016 schedule is the Toronto Honda Indy July 14-16th.
For more information on the NASCAR Pintys Series please visit www.hometracks.nascar.com
For more information on 22 Racing please contact: Linda Jones