Scott Steckly (born March 2, 1972) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver and team owner. In his nine years competing in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, he drove the No. 22 Dodge Charger for his own 22 Racing team.[1] He is the 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion. He currently fields the No. 18 Chevrolet Camaro full-time for Alex Tagliani, the No. 22 Camaro full-time for Marc-Antoine Camirand, and the No. 24 Camaro full-time for Donald Theetge.

Scott Steckly
Steckly in 2011
Born (1972-03-02) March 2, 1972 (age 51)
Milverton, Ontario
Achievements2008, 2011, 2013, 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish147th (2008)
First race2008 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (Montreal)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
110 races run over 10 years
Car no., teamNo. 18 (22 Racing)
2019 position38th
Best finish1st (2008, 2011, 2013, 2015)
First race2007 Dodge Dealers 200 (Cayuga)
Last race2019 Lucas Oil 250 (St Eustache)
First win2007 Dodge Charger 250 (Kawartha)
Last win2015 Wounded Warriors Canada 300 (Antigonish)
Wins Top tens Poles
19 82 17
Statistics current as of September 29, 2019.

Racing career edit

 
Steckly's car in 2009
 
Steckly at Autodrome Chaudière in 2015

Steckly made his debut in CASCAR Super Series in 2000 season, driving the No. 22 for his own team. Steckly ran in CASCAR Super Series from 2000 to 2006 season when NASCAR purchased CASCAR and created the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2007 season. Steckly had 1 win, 19 Top 5 and 37 Top 10 in 71 races. His best championship result was in 2006 when Steckly finished 6th.

Since the formation of the Canadian Tire Series he has won seven times, four times in 2008 (Cayuga, Barrie, St. Eustache and Barrie 2) and once in the final race of 2007 (Kawartha) on his way to becoming the 2008 Series Champion.[2] His championship made him eligible to compete in the 2008 Toyota All-Star Showdown,[3] but he was taken out in a wreck early and finished 38th of 40 cars in the event.[4] Steckly also made his Nationwide Series debut during 2008 in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, start-and-parking for MSRP Motorsports.[5]

Steckly started off the 2009 season solid getting a win in the 3rd race at St. Eustache Tide 250 leading 39 of the final 40 laps as well as the first ever race at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. The veteran's car overturned at Montreal after being hit by another car at turn three. It flipped once fully, then rolled to its roof, coming to a stop upside-down, back end high in the air. He was unhurt.

In 2010, he picked up the win at Motoplex Speedway after a late race pass on D. J. Kennington and finished 3rd in points. He started off the 2011 year with a dominating performance with his Erb Racing team winning the first event at Mosport International Raceway.

In 2011, he won the season opening event at Mosport and the rounds at Motoplex and Riverside on his way to win his second series championship;[6] after finishing fourth in 2012, he returned to win four races on his way to winning the 2013 season championship by two points over D. J. Kennington.[7] He ran his last full-time season in 2015.

During the 2019 season, 22 Racing driver Alex Tagliani was forced to miss the Autodrome St. Eustache round due to myocarditis. In his place, Steckly ran his first race in four years.[8] After qualifying 10th, he finished 11th.[9]

Motorsports career results edit

NASCAR edit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nationwide Series edit

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts Ref
2008 MSRP Motorsports 91 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV
41
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 147th 40 [10]

Pinty's Series edit

NASCAR Pinty's Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NPSC Pts Ref
2007 22 Racing 22 Dodge HAM
12
MSP
20
BAR
19
MPS
2*
EDM
27
CGV
5
MSP
7
CTR
8
HAM
16
BAR
10
RIS
6
KWA
1
10th 1630 [11]
2008 HAM
1*
MSP
4
BAR
1*
ASE
1
MPS
2
EDM
2
CGV
2
MSP
21*
CTR
2
HAM
18
BAR
1
RIS
13
KWA
17
1st 2070 [12]
2009 ASE
4
DEL
3
MSP
20
ASE
1*
MPS
2
EDM
3
SAS
1
MSP
2
CTR
27
CGV
19
BAR
3
RIS
17
KWA
4
4th 1953 [13]
2010 DEL
16
MSP
4
ASE
2*
TOR
11
EDM
3
MPS
1
SAS
4
CTR
6
MSP
17
CGV
4
BAR
4*
RIS
2
KWA
6
3rd 2022 [14]
2011 MSP
1*
ICAR
2
DEL
2
MSP
5
TOR
2
MPS
1
SAS
20
CTR
3
CGV
7
BAR
14*
RIS
1*
KWA
2
1st 1960 [15]
2012 MSP
3
ICAR
3
MSP
14
DEL
2
MPS
3
EDM
4*
SAS
4
CTR
7
CGV
4
BAR
9
RIS
4
KWA
6
4th 471 [16]
2013 MSP
24
DEL
21
MSP
2
ICAR
2
MPS
1*
SAS
1
ASE
1
CTR
8
RIS
3*
MSP
11
BAR
4
KWA
1*
1st 473 [17]
2014 MSP
25
ACD
4
ICAR
7
EIR
8
SAS
3*
ASE
1*
CTR
16
RIS
15
MSP
5
BAR
13
KWA
2
4th 394 [18]
2015 MSP
5
ACD
16*
SSS
4
ICAR
5
EIR
1*
SAS
1*
ASE
10*
CTR
9
RIS
1*
MSP
7
KWA
2
1st 446 [19]
2019 22 Racing 18 Chevy MSP HAM ACD TOR SAS SAS EIR CTR RIS MSP ASE
11
NHA JUK 38th 33 [20]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References edit

  1. ^ "Erb Group of Companies Official Site". erbgroup.com. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  2. ^ McDonald, Norris (September 27, 2008). "Scott Steckly wins NASCAR championship". Toronto Star. Toronto, Ontario. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  3. ^ "Hathaway wins; Steckly claims championship". TSN. Bell Media Television. September 28, 2008. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  4. ^ "All-Star Showdown: Scott Steckly race notes". Motorsport.com. January 25, 2009. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  5. ^ Demmons, Doug (August 3, 2008). "Start and Park Festival at Montreal Nationwide race". The Birmingham News. Birmingham, AL. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  6. ^ McNulty, Dean (September 25, 2011). "Steckly's stock-car dream comes true - again". Minden Times. Minden, Ontario. Archived from the original on September 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  7. ^ "Steckly takes NASCAR Canadian Tire Series title with win". TSN. Bell Media Television. September 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  8. ^ Weaver, Matt (September 6, 2019). "Scott Steckly to replace Alex Tagliani at St. Eustache". Short Track Scene. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  9. ^ Sinclair, Adam (September 11, 2019). "Returning to action after a four-year hiatus from the NASCAR Pinty's Series, Scott Steckly finishes 11th in St. Eustache". Speedway Digest. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  11. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2007 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  12. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  13. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  14. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  15. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  16. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  17. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  18. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  19. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  20. ^ "Scott Steckly – 2019 NASCAR Pinty's Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2023.

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Achievements
Preceded by NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
2008
2011
2013
2015
Succeeded by