Andrew Ranger won the NASCAR Pinty’s Series season opener in the Clarington 200

Starting from 2nd place Car 27 Andrew Ranger Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge won the NASCAR Pinty’s Series season opener in the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This is Ranger’s 21st career win & his 3rd at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. 2nd Place Car 1 Robin Buck Ontario Chrysler Dealers Ad Assoc., started from 14th place. 3rd Place Car 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge Dodge, started from
7th place.

4th Place Car 76 Cayden Lapcevich Lapcevich Racing Dodge, started from 11th place was the highest finishing Rookie. 5th Place Car 32 Alex Labbe Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear Ford, started from pole. 6th Place Car 4 J.F. Dumoulin Spectra Premium/Bellemare Dodge, started from 9th place followed by 7th place Car 2 Kerry Micks Johnsonville/Leland/Avenue Auto Parts Ford, started from 12th place. 8th Place
Car 37 Simon Dion-Viens Bestbuy Pièces d’auto/Zone Garage Dodge, started from 21st place followed by 9th place Car 3 Jason Hathaway Raybestos/Fast Eddie/HGC/DSI Chevrolet, started from 6th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 59 Gary Klutt Pioneer Pools/CLT Financing Dodge, in 10th place, started from 4th place.

The race 5 Caution for 19 laps: Laps 7-10 (Car 42 stopped in turn #8 {[87] free pass}); 13-15 (Debris in turn #9 [95]); 26-28 (Debris in turn #10 [46]); 33-37 (Contact between cars 71,22,87 & 06 [none]); 45-48 (Car 8 contact with the tire barrier).

The race had 5 Lead changes among 5 drivers: Lap Leaders: Alex Labbe 1-8, Andrew Ranger 9, D.J. Kennington 10-15, Simon Dion-Viens 16-18, Jason Hathaway 19-49, Andrew Ranger 50-51. Total Laps Led: Jason Hathaway 31, Alex Labbe 8, D.J. Kennington 6, Simon Dion-Viens 3, Andrew Ranger 3.

Top 10 Driver Points: Andrew Ranger 47, Robin Buck 42, D.J. Kennington 42, Cayden Lapcevich * 40, Alex Labbe 40, J.F. Dumoulin 38, Kerry Micks 37, Simon Dion-Viens 37, Jason Hathaway 37, Gary Klutt 34.

The Clarington 200 will air on TSN on Sunday, May 29 at noon and re-air on Tuesday, May 31 at 4 p.m. and midnight. It will also air on RDS2 on Sunday, June 12 at 11 p.m. and re-air on Tuesday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m.

The NASCAR Pinty’s Series next event: Chaudiere 300 at Quebec’s Autodrome Chaudier oval on Saturday, June 11.

Pinty’s Series Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park May 22 Race Results

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 2. Car 27 Andrew Ranger Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge 51 Running
2. 14. Car 1 Robin Buck Ontario Chrysler Dealers Ad Assoc. Dodge 51 Running
3. 7. Car 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge Dodge 51 Running
4. 11. Car 76 Cayden Lapcevich * Lapcevich Racing Dodge 51 Running
5. 1. Car 32 Alex Labbe Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear Ford 51 Running
6. 9. Car 4 J.F. Dumoulin Spectra Premium/Bellemare Dodge 51 Running
7. 12. Car 2 Kerry Micks Johnsonville/Leland/Avenue Auto Parts Ford 51 Running
8. 21. Car 37 Simon Dion-Viens Bestbuy Pièces d’auto/Zone Garage Dodge 51 Running
9. 6. Car 3 Jason Hathaway Raybestos/Fast Eddie/HGC/DSI Chevrolet 51 Running
10. 4. Car 59 Gary Klutt Pioneer Pools/CLT Financing Dodge 51 Running
11. 3. Car 18 Pier-Luc Ouellette * Epipen/Riobel/ComplexeJCP/Juste du Pin/Cantorque 51 Running
12. 5. Car 47 L.P. Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge 51 Running
13. 23. Car 84 Larry Jackson BramKal Contractors/B&B Decals Dodge 51 Running
14. 22. Car 25 Joey McColm Porter Trucking/Collins Contracting Ford 51 Running
15. 24. Car 75 Bryan Cathcart * Apsley Peterborough Transport Chevrolet 51 Running
16. 15. Car 71 Patrick Dussault * MultPlis/Perry Auto/Dussault Const. Dodge 51 Running
17. 19. Car 46 Brett Taylor * Red Cross #Fort Mac Fire Dodge 51 Running
18. 20. Car 40 David Michaud * Michaud Excavation Dodge 50 Running
19. 18. Car 95 Anthony Simone Innovative Plumbing & Mechanical Dodge 50 Running
20. 8. Car 22 Kaz Grala Descartes Dodge 49 Running
21. 17. Car 8 Kevin Poitras * Piloti Ford 43 Off Track
22. 16. Car 6 Carlos de Quesada * Insync Healthcare System Dodge 32 Accident
23. 27. Car 74 Kevin Lacroix * Bumper to Bumper/Total Dodge 31 Rear End
24. 25. Car 87 Mel Shaw * Bay Investments Chevrolet 30 Accident
25. 10. Car 56 Matthew Scannell OMVIC/IGPC Ethanol/Stratafax Dodge 21 Clutch
26. 26. Car 67 David Thorndyke Thorsons EVT Chevrolet 16 Suspension
27. 13. Car 42 Ryan Klutt * Legendary Motorcar/Epic Racewear Chevrolet 5 Vibration

Race Statistics
Fastest Qualifier: Alex Labbe, Time: 83.182 Seconds, Speed: 106.422 mph. Time of Race: 1 hrs., 52 mins, 55 secs Average Speed: 66.638 mph. Margin of Victory: .534 Seconds.

* Denotes Jostens Rookie of the Year candidate

Next Race: June 11 at Autodrome Chaudiere

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