It is worth the drive to Wetaskiwin to see exciting oval racing at the Edmonton International Raceway!

2015 May 24 EIR 960Edmonton International Raceway (E.I.R)

It was an exciting night of oval racing Saturday, May 23 at the Edmonton International Raceway (E.I.R). It was a full night of racing with each Class getting 2 Heat races & 1 feature race. Classes running were NASCAR Super Stocks, Thunder Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Mini Cups & Baby Grands. Every class had lots of action & was exciting to watch. The racing reminded me of oval racing at my old home track, now closed Race City Motorsports Park, Late Models, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Modifieds, & Baby Grands.

EVOLUTION RACING MINI CUPS

Evolution CupCar Series are Mini Cup Cars that are 1/2 scale stock cars built just like the Sprint Cup cars you see on TV. It is a class specifically designed for youth’s ages 9 to 16, who could be the next Kevin Harvick or Danica Patrick. This was an exciting race to watch with young drivers with so much skill, navigate around the track. It was like rush hour on HWY 2 as the leaders made their way through lapped traffic.

2015 May 24 EIR 746Evolution CupCar Series

Car 10 Alex Krause won Evolution Cups feature race. 2nd place Car 18 Tyler Emond. 3rd Place Car 44 Blake Hamilton.

4th Place Car 7 Travis Dolter followed by 5th place Car 28 Autumn Kopeck. 6th Place Car 84 Tyler Knowles followed by 7th place Car 77 Faith Luther. 8th Place Car 95 Rylee McKinnet followed by 9th place Car 1 Blaine Kopeck. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 13 Kajun Fitzpatrick in 10th place.

2015 May 24 EIR 8691st Place Car 10 Alex Krause

2015 May 24 EIR 8732nd Place Car 18 Tyler Emond

20150523_201431 (1)3rd Place Car 44 Blake Hamilton

NASCAR THUNDER CARS

NASCAR Thunder Cars reminded me of the Hobby Stocks at Race City that had rubbing is racing, kind of a show.

2015 May 24 EIR 328NASCAR Thunder Cars

Car 17 Phil Williamson won the NASCAR Thunder Cars feature race. 2nd Place Car 08 Don Lawrence. 3rd Place Car 34 Don Roberts.

4th Place Car 47 Lee Werner followed by 5th Place Car 86 Rod Pahl. 6th Place Car 9 Wes Humphrey followed by 7th Place Car 27 Bill Schmidt. 8th Place Car 95 Rob Young followed by 9th Place Car 21 David Rendall. Lastly in the Top 10 was 0th Place Car 71 Kenzie Fraser in10th place.

2015 May 24 EIR 10351st Place Car 17 Phil Williamson

20150523_2109032nd Place Car 08 Don Lawrence

20150523_2108303rd Place Car 34 Don Roberts

NASCAR SUPER STOCKS

NASCAR Super Stocks was a great show as Car 96 Erica Thiering NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver was trying to take the lead from Car 84 Ryan Knowles. Thiering was relentless on the outside trying to pass Knowles, she was spun but still threatened at the end.

2015 May 24 EIR 882NASCAR Super Stocks

Car 84 Ryan Knowles won the NASCAR Super Stocks feature race. 2nd Place Car 96 Erica Thiering. 3rd Place Car 14 Rob Hildebrandt

4th Place Car 10 Taylor Krause followed by 5th Place Car 13 Thomas Davidson. 6th Place Car 22 Ashley Halsey followed by 7th Place Car 27 Ian Wilson.

2015 May 24 EIR 9971st Place Car 84 Ryan Knowles

20150523_2055412nd Place Car 96 Erica Thiering

20150523_2055053rd Place Car 14 Rob Hildebrandt

BABY GRANDS

The Scaled Late Model is a 2/3 scale replica of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Car. Dale Edwards was dominate as he won both heat races & feature race.

2015 May 24 EIR 632Baby Grands

Car 10 Dale Edwards won the Baby Grands feature race. 2nd Place Car 24 Layne Hamilton. 3rd Place Car 7 Travis Dolter.

4th Place Car 44 Doug Voisey followed by 5th place Car 14 Lee Brown. 6th Place Car 41 Shawn Deehan followed by 7th place Car 69 Ken Brown.

20150523_2130181st Place Car 10 Dale Edwards

20150523_2129532nd Place Car 24 Layne Hamilton

20150523_2129403rd Place Car 7 Travis Dolter

IMCA MODIFIEDS

IMCA Modified were exciting to the checkered flag, Car 24 Calvin McGill blew his engine dropping oil on the track, but still finished in 3rd place.

2015 May 24 EIR 679IMCA Modified

Car 12 Wayne Seaward won the IMCA Modified feature race. 2nd Place Car 25 Chad Malone. 3rd Place Car 24 Calvin McGill

4th Place Car 13 Merl Fitzpatrick followed by 5th place Car 14 Justin McTavish. 6th Place Car 62 Kirby Zielinski followed by 7th place Car 8 Mitch Lauzon. 8th Place Car 36 Rene Chartrand followed by 9th place Car 21 Michael Reneau.

2015 May 24 EIR 11011st Place Car 12 Wayne Seaward

2015 May 24 EIR 10952nd Place Car 25 Chad Malone

2015 May 24 EIR 10983rd Place Car 24 Calvin McGill

I had a chance to do a small interview with NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Driver Car 87 Erica Thiering RaceCarByAva/CBRT Ford. Erica was back home after being the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

2015 May 24 EIR 118NASCAR Super Stock Car 96/NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Car 87 Erica Thiering

Velocity: “Talking with Erica Thiering, fan favorite at Edmonton International Raceway her home track. Congratulations on your 1st road race, on one of the most difficult tracks. What was favorite part of the track?

Erica Thiering: “I liked it all, it was a big learning curve, I think that was the exciting part of it. I went there really with no expectations, coming out the way we did; I think I am pretty happy with that.”

Velocity: “I myself getting to motorsport as a marshal at Mossport (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) I always thought corner 2 looked difficult.

Erica Thiering: “I had a little bit of trouble with it the 1st couple of times, honestly after that it didn’t phase me at all. That is what everyone says corner 2, but I think I had more issue with corner 4 if anything.

Velocity: “So I see your next race is a small oval?

Erica Thiering: “Yes 1/4 mile Chaudiere Quebec.”

Velocity: “That will be good for you.”

Erica Thiering: “I have actually ran on this track before, it was my 1st NASCAR Canadian Tire Series start last year. It is a tight little track, very racey, more than here because it has more banks.

Velocity: “One great story you had this year was a little girl who designed your race car if you can explain how that went”

Erica Thiering: “It started as a tweet & pretty much didn’t like how my car looked last year. So she designed my car, we really liked it & we had nothing to put on the car, so we said hey why not. Then we wrapped it & surprised her with it. She was speechless really and now she is part of our team, she is our little mascot. She signs autographs when I am not around, people actually know her, which is kind of cool.

Velocity: “Any other races or tracks you are looking forward to be racing in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series?”

Erica Thiering: “Probably home will be my biggest one now, I am excited for them all but home will definitely be the one for sure.

Velocity: “You will have a lot of fans.”

Erica Thiering: “Exactly, it is a little more pressure and you want do better because all these people have been watching me for 10 years. I want to do well for them.”

Velocity: “Is it good to be back home?

Erica Thiering: “Happy to be home but also happy to be there.”

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Car 96 Erica Thiering

Velocity: “What are you racing today?

Erica Thiering: “NASCAR Super Stock Car 96.”

2015 May 24 EIR 122Erica Thiering with a STACKER Race Car

Velocity: “I have never seen the stacker anywhere else, very unique, have you seen them anywhere else?”

Erica Thiering: “It is actually funny my dad got in touch with some Thiering’s down in the states, they used to race stackers back in the day.

Velocity: “So how do you drive a stacker? That is team work”

Erica Thiering: “That is team work. The bottom does the gas & the top does the steering. You really have to feel the car; there is no communication between the 2 at all. When I did it was with Dave & we are similar racers.

2015 May 24 EIR 727

The 2 best ways to watch an oval racing at the Edmonton International Raceway!

Next Race: SATURDAY MAY 30, 2015
NASCAR Super Stocks, NASCAR Feature Stocks, Future Stocks, NASCAR Modifieds & NASCAR Super Trucks for the first time!!

Pit Gate Opens at 1 PM, Spectator Gates at 4 PM, Racing at 5:30 PM

The one Alberta stop for NASCAR Canadian Tire Series:

Alberta has Energy 300 at Edmonton International Raceway Saturday, July 11, 2015

Included in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race is the NASCAR Thunder Cars & STACKER Racing.

For tickets & more information:
http://www.edmontonraceway.com/

EVOLUTION RACING MINI CUPS

HEAT #1A
#16 – Jaycob Masciangelo
#18 – Tyler Emond
#7 – Travis Dolter
#84 – Tyler Knowles
#77 – Faith Luther
#1 – Blaine Kopeck
#01 – Douglas Voisey
#23 – Kaylee Wilkie

HEAT #1B
#10 – Alex Krause
#2 – Patrick Labrash
#44 – Blake Hamilton
#13 – Kajun Fitzpatrick
#95 – Rylee McKinnet
#28 – Autumn Kopeck
#45 – Ryerson Whissell
#79 – Natasha Wilkie
#12 – Olivia Whissell

HEAT #2A
#18 – Tyler Emond
#16 – Jaycob Masciangelo
#10 – Alex Krause
#2 – Patrick Labrash
#44 – Blake Hamilton
#84 – Tyler Knowles
#13 – Kajun Fitzpatrick

HEAT #2B
#95 – Rylee McKinnett
#77 – Faith Luther
#1 – Blaine Kopeck
#28 – Autumn Kopeck
#23 – Kaylee Wilkie
#45 – Ryerson Whissell
#01 – Douglas Voisey
#79 – Natasha Wilkie
#12 – Olivia Whissell

MINI CUP FEATURE
#10 – Alex Krause
#18 – Tyler Emond
#44 – Blake Hamilton
#7 – Travis Dolter
#28 – Autumn Kopeck
#84 – Tyler Knowles
#77 – Faith Luther
#95 – Rylee McKinnet
#1 – Blaine Kopeck
#13 – Kajun Fitzpatrick
#2 – Patrick Labrash
#23 – Kaylee Wilkie
#45 – Ryerson Whissell
#01 – Douglas Voisey
#79 – Natasha Wilkie
#16 – Jaycob Masciangelo

NASCAR THUNDER CARS

HEAT #1
#17 – Phil Williamson
#47 – Lee Werner
#08 – Don Lawrence
#9 – Wes Humphrey
#34 – Don Roberts
#77 – Rob Waite
#86 – Rod Pahl
#95 – Rob Young
#21 – David Rendall
#71 – Kenzie Fraser
#27 – Bill Schmidt

HEAT #2
#34 – Don Roberts
#95 – Rob Young
#21 – David Rendall
#9 – Wes Humphrey
#17 – Phil Williamson
#77 – Rob Waite
#86 – Rod Pahl
#08 – Don Lawrence
#27 – Bill Schmidt
#47 – Lee Werner
#71 – Kenzie Fraser

FEATURE
#17 – Phil Williamson
#08 – Don Lawrence
#34 – Don Roberts
#47 – Lee Werner
#86 – Rod Pahl
#9 – Wes Humphrey
#27 – Bill Schmidt
#95 – Rob Young
#21 – David Rendall
#71 – Kenzie Fraser

NASCAR SUPER STOCKS

HEAT #1
#84 – Ryan Knowles
#27 – Ian Wilson
#96 – Erica Thiering
#22 – Ashley Halsey
#10 – Taylor Krause
#13 – Thomas Davidson
#14 – Rob Hildebrandt

HEAT #2
#96 – Erica Thiering
#22 – Ashley Halsey
#14 – Rob Hildebrandt
#84 – Ryan Knowles
#27 – Ian Wilson
#10 – Taylor Krause
#13 – Thomas Davidson

FEATURE
#84 – Ryan Knowles
#96 – Erica Thiering
#14 – Rob Hildebrandt
#10 – Taylor Krause
#13 – Thomas Davidson
#22 – Ashley Halsey
#27 – Ian Wilson

BABY GRANDS

HEAT #1
#10 – Dale Edwards
#24 – Layne Hamilton
#7 – Travis Dolter
#44 – Doug Voisey
#14 – Lee Brown
#41 – Shawn Deehan
#69 – Ken Brown

HEAT #2
#10 – Dale Edwards
#69 – Ken Brown
#24 – Layne Hamilton
#7 – Travis Dolter
#14 – Lee Brown
#44 – Doug Voisey
#41 – Shawn Deehan

FEATURE
#10 – Dale Edwards
#24 – Layne Hamilton
#7 – Travis Dolter
#44 – Doug Voisey
#14 – Lee Brown
#41 – Shawn Deehan
#69 – Ken Brown

IMCA MODIFIEDS

HEAT #1
#36 – Rene Chartrand
#62 – Kirby Zielinski
#25 – Chad Malone
#8 – Mitch Lauzon
#13 – Merl Fitzpatrick
#14 – Justin McTavish
#24 – Calvin McGill
#12 – Wayne Seaward
#21 – Michael Reneau

HEAT #2
#12 – Wayne Seaward
#24 – Calvin McGill
#25 – Chad Malone
#14 – Justin McTavish
#13 – Merl Fitzpatrick
#36 – Rene Chartrand
#8 – Mitch Lauzon
#62 – Kirby Zielinski
#21 – Michael Reneau

FEATURE
#12 – Wayne Seaward
#25 – Chad Malone
#24 – Calvin McGill
#13 – Merl Fitzpatrick
#14 – Justin McTavish
#62 – Kirby Zielinski
#8 – Mitch Lauzon
#36 – Rene Chartrand
#21 – Michael Reneau

2015 May 24 EIR 1000Edmonton International Raceway (E.I.R)

http://www.edmontonraceway.com/

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