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2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
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The 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the third racing season since the buy out of the CASCAR Super Series.

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HighlightsEdit

The 2009 calendar is highlighted with a race added to Saskatchewan at the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, a return to Delaware Speedway and the dates at Cayuga, Ontario removed. Important car changes are Joey Hanssen came from the Netherlands to run a second D. J. Kennington's car, J. R. Fitzpatrick has graduated to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and will only run part-time and as well as American NASCAR star Cale Gale will run a couple of races. Again all of the races will air on TSN on tape delay. The 2009 season will be David Whitlock's last season as he started it off great with a win in Quebec. Formula One driver Jacques Villeneuve made his series debut in the Tide 250 (4th race of the year) finishing last after wrecking out on the 1st lap where Scott Steckly went to victory lane. During the western road swing of races Andrew Ranger won two of the three taking the points lead with Steckly picking up the 3rd and the first ever race in Saskatchewan. Ranger then went on to win the next two races. Montreal is the most famed race, as it is paired with the NASCAR Nationwide Series. An eventful last lap ended with Scott Steckly on his roof and . R. Fitzpatrick picking up his first win of the season. At the end of the season Don Thompson Jr. finally won after a disappointing first half of the year at Barrie Speedway. Andrew Ranger ended up getting his 6th win of 13 and locking up the championship with a win at Riverside Speedway on September 20, 2009. The final weekend of racing took place at Kawartha Speedway where D. J. Kennington picked up his second win of the season. The race was delayed many times and was run on Sunday instead of Saturday due to rain. Andrew Ranger won his second championship in three years with the biggest points margin in series history. He will be eligible for the Toyota All-Star Shootout in January, looking to expand his NASCAR career to the next level. The 2009 Rookie of the year was Joey Hanssen, who beat out Dexter Stacey.

Teams and driversEdit

Team Car Number Driver
Erb Racing Dodge Charger 22 Scott Steckly
Champion Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 13 Cale Gale
White Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 21 Jason White
Fitzpatrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 Don Thomson, Jr.
Fitzpatrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 84 J. R. Fitzpatrick
Jacombs Racing Ford Fusion 27 Andrew Ranger
DJK Racing Ford Fusion 17 D. J. Kennington
DJK Racing Ford Fusion 40 Joey Hanssen
WJS Motorsports Pontiac 55 Dexter Stacey
Jacombs Racing Ford Fusion 7 Jacques Villeneuve
Micks Motorsports Ford Fusion 2 Kerry Micks
Whitlock Motorsports Dodge Avenger 9 Mark Dilley
Team3Red Racing Dodge Intrepid 3 Jason Hathaway
Brad Graham Racing Dodge Avenger 19 Brad Graham
Whitlock Motorsports Dodge Avenger 39 Dave Whitlock
Whitlock Motorsports Dodge Avenger 29 Pierre Bourque
Unknown Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 Andre Coursol
Team Race Sportz Dodge Charger 82 Dave Connelly
Fastline Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 23 Jeff Lapcevich
Fastline Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 25 Jim Lapcevich
Simone Autosport Chevrolet Monte Carlo 95 Anthony Simone
Beauchamp Motorsports Dodge Avenger 60 Ron Beauchamp, Jr.
Unknown Dodge Avenger 12 John Gaunt
Nuhn Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18 Kent Nuhn

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date Event Track Location Pole Winner Race Winner
May 23, 2009 Tufoil 250 Autodrome Saint-Eustache Saint-Eustache, QC Scott Steckly Dave Whitlock
June 6, 2009 Delaware 200 Delaware Speedway Delaware, ON Mark Dilley D. J. Kennington
June 14, 2009 Dickies 200 Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, ON Andrew Ranger Andrew Ranger
July 11, 2009 •• Tide 250 Autodrome Saint-Eustache Saint-Eustache, QC D. J. Kennington Scott Steckly
July 18, 2009 A&W 300 SunValley Speedway Vernon, BC Ron Beauchamp, Jr. Andrew Ranger
July 25, 2009 Canadian Tire 100 Rexall Edmonton Indy Edmonton, AB Andrew Ranger Andrew Ranger
July 29, 2009 Velocity Prairie Thunder Auto Clearing Motor Speedway Saskatoon, SK Don Thomson, Jr. Scott Steckly
August 8, 2009 Vortex Brake Pads 200 Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, ON Don Thompson, Jr. Andrew Ranger
August 16, 2009 GP3R 100 Circuit Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, QC Alex Tagliani Andrew Ranger
August 30, 2009 NAPA Autopro 100 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal, QC Alex Tagliani J. R. Fitzpatrick
September 12, 2009 Torbram Electric 300 Barrie Speedway Barrie, ON Anthony Simone Don Thomson, Jr.
September 19, 2009 Komatsu 300 Riverside Speedway Antigonish, NS D. J. Kennington Andrew Ranger
September 26, 2009•• Z-Line Designs 250 presented Dodge Dealers and Coke Kawartha Speedway Fraserville, ON Ron Beauchamp, Jr. D. J. Kennington

• Set by Owners Points
•• Race was rained out, ran the next day

Points standingsEdit

Driver standingsEdit

Position Driver Points Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Winnings ($)
1 Andrew Ranger 2190 13 6 8 13 87,100
2 D. J. Kennington 2023 13 2 9 10 72,275
3 Ron Beauchamp, Jr. 2023 13 0 8 11 64,000
4 Scott Steckly 1953 13 2 9 9 69,000
5 Kerry Micks 1942 13 0 5 11 44,850
6 Don Thomson, Jr. 1841 13 1 5 9 39,950
7 Jason Hathaway 1819 13 0 2 10 37,830
8 Anthony Simone 1800 13 0 4 8 38,700
9 Mark Dilley 1767 13 0 4 6 39,000
10 Dave Whitlock 1746 13 1 2 8 42,600

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