NASCAR Canadian Tire Series star Jason Hathaway has confirmed he will be in Pro Late Model competition this Sunday at Sunset Speedway as part of the speedway’s inaugural MRE Pro Series. The 75-lap event will mark Hathaway’s second career appearance – the first being hampered by a rainout in August 2011.
Marketing support for the Brian Watts owned ride will come from Vortex Brake Pads, King Brewery, Thornberry Cider, Fast Eddie Racewear and Rockstar Energy Drink. Hathaway joins an incredibly stout entry list that already includes Jesse Kennedy, Andrew Gresel, Matt Pritiko, Bryan Mercer, David Elliott and Tom Walters amongst others. Start time for Sunday’s event is scheduled for 4:00pm with details at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
Urlin Motorsports is reporting that Friday’s Delaware Speedway opener will feature the in-car return of legendary Late Model competitor Russ ‘Sliver’ Urlin. The 1989 ACT Tour champion has not been behind the wheel of a stockcar in 21 years, and will be driving for his son Jonathan in the London, ON ½ mile’s pre-season event. Urlin will join fellow returnee Steve Robblee on-track, in addition to Delaware standouts Andrew Gresel, Matt Pritiko and Mark Watson. Gates open at 6:00pm with racing at 8:00pm. All details, along with ticket information, are available at www.DelawareSpeedway.com
Here’s a shot (top of post) of the immaculately prepared Late Model that Tyler Hendricks will debut at Delaware this Friday night. Hendricks will make the jump to Late Model after a very successful Open Wheel Modified career that saw the Chatham, ON ace capture the 2011 Autumn Colours Classic championship at Peterborough Speedway.
Hendricks will pilot a chassis last campaigned by Shaun McWhirter, with marketing support from Ellis Don, Vertec Contractors, CF Industrial, Victory Ford, Precision Concrete, Spira Fire Protection, Nooyen Farms, Loumar and IMA.
JP Motorsports has sent along this footage from Jason Parker’s on-board camera capturing Sauble Speedway’s May 20th Limited Late Model feature. Parker, the 2010 Sauble champion, would pick-up his first win of the 2012 season after starting mid-pack. ‘The New Age Punisher’ has confirmed he will run a full season at Sauble this summer, in search of his second career Limited Late Model championship.
By Spencer Lewis