Ira Laughy won the exciting 2016 Legends Froster Event at EIR

2016 July 16 EIR 4184Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Edmonton International Raceway (EIR)

Car 17 Ira Laughy won the 2016 Legends Froster 50 Event at EIR. 2nd Place Car 21 Blake Erb. 3rd Place Car H20 Darrell Buckingham.

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Macs has been sponsoring Legends for 25 Years, I remember this race when it was at Race City called the Firecraker 50. It brought back lots of memories, like Race City it had a good car count & lots of fans. The format of the race was 50 laps that caution laps counted & 25 laps they did not. Wayne Miller did the honour of starting the race in the starters stand. There was lots of action with cautions & green-white-checkers at the end of the race. Like NASCAR the pole sitter gets an option to go inside or outside for the start, the difference here is this choice goes down the line. The leader is 1st to choose then going back each driver back can decide whether to stay on inside or outside. This is done with 2 laps to go & a driver could move up lots of positions on the outside.

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2016 July 16 EIR 41062016 July 16 EIR 4108Car 19 Greg Slater came in the pits with a fat tire on the last caution, other teams ran over to get the tire on the car so he could make the final green-white-checker. Photos by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Edmonton International Raceway (EIR)

Interview with Legends Froster 50 Winner Driver Macs Car 17 Ira Laughy

Velocity: I am here at EIR with Legends Froster 50 Winner Driver Car 17 Ira Laughy Congratulations on your win. I noticed, you started a little in the back but once you took the lead you put on a show. It was a great race to watch but I noticed at almost every caution with the choose you had a different dance partner every re-start.

Ira Laughy: It was like a revolving door, all of those guys are good, they are always doing something different & each guy is different. There was a lot of re-starts, it was a challenge on all of them & trying to get a gap, seeing who was there & what they were going to do. The guys behind me ran clean all night, so I did not have to worry about getting knocked through the corner or anything like that. Overall it was good; the car was excellent which helped. Getting near the front early on also helped because of the all the cautions seemed to be at the end. Being on pole with the choose helped allot, as I did not have to worry about any of the other drivers. It was good to control it from the front a little bit; I wouldn’t want to be back there choosing with those guys. I am glad to have had the front when I did & was able to keep it up there.

Velocity: I remember from my old home track was Race City & you could make the outside groove work, here it is pretty tough.

Ira Laughy: Very Tough! It is the long way around; this is a real little bow ring. What you really have to do is set guys up & get up underneath them here, as you just can’t drive on the outside of them. Even Saskatoon and Hythe are places, you can maybe run the second groove, and here you have to make the outside work. Passing guys on the bottom; you can get around a little bit. If you have two equally fast cars, you are not going to drive around the outside of a guy, you are going to have to work them & try to get your nose underneath them. I thought everyone ran a pretty clean race; the start was a little chaotic, and there was a little bit of banging & stuff going on. From my perspective everyone ran pretty clean, so I was happy.

Velocity: Here at Edmonton International Raceway nice smooth surface, how do you guys like this track.

Ira Laughy: Since Ron & Loretta repaved this place, I love it and it’s awesome and a pleasure to race here. It is great for Legend Cars, as it is a smaller track but it is a real drivers track. It is tough to be fast, as you have to get your car working right, it will wear you out, this is a tough little place. They have done a beautiful job with the stands, the paint, the asphalt, and the parking.

Velocity: The format for the race was 50 laps then a competition yellow before the final 25 laps & they put lapped cars to the back.

Ira Laughy: They put all the lapped cars to the back gave the leaders a good shoot-out at the front. It was a shoot-out, it was a bit of bare knuckle fighting for a bit, and I could see it going on behind me. I tried to get away from it as much as I possibly could.

Velocity: Thanks for your time.

Ira Laughy: Thanks for the coverage.

Stackers

Car 95 Darcy Savoi & Matt Pulfer won the Stacker Feature race at EIR. 2nd Place Car 57 Greg Higgs & Kevin Savoie followed by 3rd place Car 7 Rick Parenteau & Matt Tweedy.

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Feature Stocks

Car 2 Austin Ogonoski won the Feature Stocks Feature race at EIR. 2nd Place Car 27 Rick Parenteau followed by 3rd Place Car 15 Matt Tweedy.

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2016 July 16 EIR 44692016 July 16 EIR 43592016 July 16 EIR 4362This race had a 4 car battle for the lead with some bumping. What does Rick Parenteau & Matt Tweedy do in between races, they race in another class. Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Edmonton International Raceway (EIR)

Thunder Cars

Car 24 Gerry Biloudeau won the Thunder Cars Feature race at EIR. 2nd Place Car 86 Rod Pahl followed by 3rd Place Car 88 Art Eilander

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2016 July 16 EIR 46542016 July 16 EIR 4776Once Car 24 Gerry Biloudeau got the lead he never relinquished it. Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Edmonton International Raceway (EIR)

2016-07-16 (1)

2016 July 16 EIR 0402016-07-16 (2)2016-07-1620160716_1809192016 July 16 EIR 063It was a full night of Racing, Birthday Rides & National Athem. Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Edmonton International Raceway (EIR)

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Edmonton Int’l Raceway July 16, 2016 MYLAPS Race Results
Location Edmonton International Raceway Length 0.2500 mi

Legends

Heat 1A

Best lap time 13.787 in lap 3. Top speed 65.279 mi/h By competitor Ira Laughy

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 17 Ira Laughy 12
2. Car 21 Blake Erb 12
3. Car 19 Greg Slater 12
4. Car 32 Adam Gillburt 12
5. Car H20 Darrell Buckingham 12
6. Car 22 Mike Kipp 12
7. Car 69 Trevor Sutherland 12
8. Car 90 Danny Meier 12
9. Car 27 Jody Stewart 12

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Heat 1B

Best lap time 14.290 in lap 6 Top speed 62.981 mi/h By competitor Tory Stewart

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 88 Tory Stewart 12
2. Car 49 Jason Hawkenwich 12
3. Car 14 Bob Rattai 12
4. Car 26 Richard Meyer 12
5. Car 316 Stan Friesen 12
6. Car 23 Scott Kallal 12
7. Car 29C Mike Barril 12

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Feature

Best lap time 13.796 in lap 69. Top speed 65.236 mi/h By competitor Ira Laughy

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 17 Ira Laughy 81
2. Car 21 Blake Erb 81
3. Car H20 Darrell Buckingham 81
4. Car 38 Kyle Stevens 81
5. Car 22 Mike Kipp 81
6. Car 19 Greg Slater 81
7. Car 69 Trevor Sutherland 81
8. Car 32 Adam Gillburt 81
9. Car 14 Bob Rattai 80
10. Car 11 Jerry Sabine 79
11. Car 26 Richard Meyer 79
12. Car 88 Tory Stewart 79
13. Car 23 Scott Kallal 79
14. Car 316 Stan Friesen 74
DNF Car 29C Mike Barril 71
DNF Car 27 Jody Stewart 63
DNF Car 90 Danny Meier 63
DNF Car 49 Jason Hawkenwich 50

2016 July 16 EIR 4152Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Edmonton International Raceway (EIR)

Stackers

Heat 1

Best lap time 16.514 in lap 5. Top speed 54.499 mi/h. By competitor Greg Higgs & Kevin Savoie

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 95 Darcy Savoi & Matt Pulfer 10
2. Car 57 Greg Higgs & Kevin Savoie 10
3. Car 7 Rick Parenteau & Matt Tweedy 10

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Heat 2

Best lap time 16.990 in lap 1. Top speed 52.972 mi/h By competitor Darcy Savoi & Matt Pulfer

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 57 Greg Higgs & Kevin Savoie 10
2. Car 95 Darcy Savoi & Matt Pulfer 10
3. Car 7 Rick Parenteau & Matt Tweedy 10

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Feature

Best lap time 16.616 in lap 6. Top speed 54.165 mi/h. By competitor Greg Higgs & Kevin Savoie

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 95 Darcy Savoi & Matt Pulfer 20
2. Car 57 Greg Higgs & Kevin Savoie 20
3. Car 7 Rick Parenteau & Matt Tweedy 19

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Feature Stocks

Heat 1

Best lap time 16.256 in lap 10. Top speed 55.364 mi/h. By competitor Dan Snow

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 88 Dan Snow 10
2. Car 2 Austin Ogonoski 10
3. Car 27 Rick Parenteau 10
4. Car 47 Dawson McGill 10
5. Car 15 Matt Tweedy 10
6. Car 1 Daniel Lenik 10
7. Car 77 Donovan Wiebe 10
8. Car 87 Tyler Knowles 10
9. Car 29 Mike Ramm 10
10. Car 00 Melynda Snow 10

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Heat 2

Best lap time 15.982 in lap 10. Top speed 56.313 mi/h. By competitor Austin Ogonoski

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 2 Austin Ogonoski 10
2. Car 47 Dawson McGill 10
3. Car 1 Daniel Lenik 10
4. Car 27 Rick Parenteau 10
5. Car 88 Dan Snow 10
6. Car 15 Matt Tweedy 10
7. Car 87 Tyler Knowles 10
8. Car 77 Donovan Wiebe 10
9. Car 29 Mike Ramm 10
10. Car 00 Melynda Snow 10

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Feature

Best lap time 16.044 in lap 22. Top speed 56.096 mi/h. By competitor Austin Ogonoski

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 2 Austin Ogonoski 35
2. Car 27 Rick Parenteau 35
3. Car 15 Matt Tweedy 35
4. Car 47 Dawson McGill 35
5. Car 77 Donovan Wiebe 35
6. Car 1 Daniel Lenik 35
7. Car 88 Dan Snow 35
8. Car 29 Mike Ramm 34
9. Car 00 Melynda Snow 24
DNF Car 87 Tyler Knowles 20

2016 July 16 EIR 4236Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Edmonton International Raceway (EIR)

Thunder Cars

Heat 1

Best lap time 14.990 in lap 4. Top speed 60.04 mi/h. By competitor Gerry Biloudeau

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 24 Gerry Biloudeau 10
2. Car 86 Rod Pahl 10
3. Car 77 Rob Waite 10
4. Car 55 Scott McGill 10
5. Car 88 Art Eilander 10
6. Car 76 Chris Malone 10
7. Car 17 Layne Eilander 10
8. Car 3 Candice Pahl 9

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Heat 2

Best lap time 15.219 in lap 2. Top speed 59.137 mi/h. By competitor Rob Waite

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 88 Art Eilander 10
2. Car 24 Gerry Biloudeau 10
3. Car 86 Rod Pahl 10
4. Car 77 Rob Waite 10
5. Car 55 Scott McGill 10
6. Car 76 Chris Malone 10
7. Car 17 Layne Eilander 10

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Feature

Best lap time 15.160 in lap 3. Top speed 59.367 mi/h. By competitor Gerry Biloudeau

Finish Car Driver Laps
1. Car 24 Gerry Biloudeau 50
2. Car 86 Rod Pahl 50
3. Car 88 Art Eilander 50
4. Car 77 Rob Waite 50
5. Car 55 Scott McGill 49
6. Car 17 Layne Eilander 49
7. Car 76 Chris Malone 49

2016 July 16 EIR 4534Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Edmonton International Raceway (EIR)

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