@22RacingTeam • @NASCARHomeTrack • @ScottSteckly22 • (Sunday July 12, 2015) Edmonton, AB: The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 has been on a streak of firsts over the last three events and Saturday night in Westaskawin was no exception.
Steckly led all 300 laps on the way to his first win of 2015 and while two other drivers have led entire races over the series history no one has done it on an oval track until now.
Steckly was happy with his Canadian Tire entry right off the hauler.
“The car is real close to where I need it to be,” said Steckly. “We just need a few tweaks for qualifying and we should be good.”
The changes continued to keep him out front as Steckly posted the quickest time of the qualifying session to give him his 14th career pole.
Steckly was able to stay up front and build a solid lead during the first half of the 300 lap event. A competition caution followed at lap 150 and after coming to the attention of his crew for tires and fuel, Steckly again lined up at the front of the 20 car field. Several caution periods over the final 150 laps had Steckly proving how strong his 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge was as he continuously had to beat his challengers on those starts, including a five lap dash to the finish.
“I can’t say enough about my team,” said Steckly after the race. “They are the best in this series and they work tirelessly to give me these great cars ever week so this win is a salute to them. I also have a great group of sponsors who have mostly been with us for several years. We were close to the win at CTMP in May and Chaudiere in June so it feels good to finally seal the deal here in Wetaskawin.”
The Alberta Has Energy 300 will air on TSN on Saturday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET, and on RDS2 on Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m.
Next up for Steckly and his Canadian Tire Dodge team will be at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway on Wednesday July 15th.
Scott Steckly is supported by Canadian Tire, MAXIMUM Tools, Mobil 1, Erb Transport, AW Millwrights, Reefer Sales & NOCO Lubricants.
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From: Linda Jones/ 22 Racing Team