Those who have been around the track for the past few seasons are familiar with Matt Mould and his company, Sport Systems Canada Inc. What most don't know is the support that Matt and SSCI have provided to the speedway. This season, SSCI is doing even more. They have increased their adverting with the track as well as provided assistance with bleachers and tools needed for painting. It is the generosity of companies like SSCI that help us get this season off to a great start.
Sport Systems Canada has been providing and installing quality sports equipment since 1978. Originally a supplier of basketball equipment (Canada Hoop Inc.), they have expanded their product line to address the evolving needs of the institutional sporting goods market.
Paving day is here!!!!! Tuesday is paving day (weather permitting). Capital City Speedway has been on the same pavement since it was originally built in 1961. The surface has served racers and fans very well over the last 49 years but the track is getting many upgrades this year such as new walls, paint, and the long awaited paving.
I have received several calls from racers about this long awaited day as they are taking the day off to come sit in the stands and watch the paving. It is great to hear this enthusiasm as we look forward to the 2010 race season.
The walls have seen their first coat of paint in the transition from orange to red. As we have mentioned before, with being in the Capital Region and all of our local teams being red, white and black the speedway will also be in these colours.
With some help from clean up crew member Jason Delorme, the first coat of red went on the back stretch walls. The new paint goes a long way in the improvements being made at the speedway for this season.
Just a reminder that paint day will be this Wednesday, May 5. We have several volunteers so far looking to help out. Volunteers can come at any point during the day or evening. We will be starting at 9am and going until dusk.
We would like to thank the Home Depot in Carleton Place for helping to make the facelift happen so quickly. The store staff, especially in the paint department, have been very helpful in getting the supplies and paint ready in such a short time.
Jeremy Coulter from Legends (a.k.a. General Manager of Capital City Speedway) along with Kyle Baker from Mini-Stock made the trip to Peterborough Speedway this past weekend to get their season started.
Kyle needed to scratch the racing itch so he made the 3 hour trip to Peterborough. In his first outing of the season, he impressed both Peterborough fans and the Capital City Speedway Management. Kyle had a win and forth place finish in his heat races and finished forth in the feature. It was great to see our speedway well represented. There are several local Peterborough cars that also confirmed they will be making the trip several times this season to our track. The new pavement and line-up procedures have gone a long way to entice out of town drivers to come back to our track.
As you can see from the picture on the home page the new wall is done. Drummonds Construction lead the way while a local concrete wall pouring team used their brand new form on the walls of Capital City Speedway. The new wall starts at the entrance of turn one with a J hook to blend into the drag strip wall. This will take away the point section that has been a safety concern for many years. The wall continues all the way around to turn two and also addresses the issue at turn two where the old walls didn't line up. This is one of the biggest updates to the track in many years.
Just a reminder that this season the tech day and first practice day are on separate days this year. Tech day will be Sunday May 9th. This is an opportunity for tech to go through the cars and let the owners know where they may have a concern and give them time to fix it before opening night. Don't miss out on this opportunity and get teched out on opening night.
Practice day will be Monday May 24. It will be all day starting at noon. We will have the safety crews on hand. Entrance will be $20 per car.
It is always tough to announce a loss to someone who is so close to our racing family. On Thursday we were told that Wayne Young a long time supporter of Capital City Speedway lost his Brother-in-Law, Keith Morrison.
(Owner, Kare-Mor Enterprises)
Peacefully, at Carlingview Manor, on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of Marley (née Young). Much loved father of Trevor (Patti) and Shelley Aubrey (Rene). Proud and cherished grandfather of Keith and Darcy Morrison; and Allison De Vries (Justin) and Andrew Aubrey. Also survived by his brother-in-law Wayne Young. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff on 2nd Floor at Carlingview Manor for all of their care and kindness.
Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.) on Friday 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 11:00 am. Interment, Bells Corners Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Bells Corners United Church or Carlingview Manor (Social Programs) would be appreciated.
For any driver who was not able to attend registration day, there is still time. As we mentioned before there is going to be so much going on Opening Night we are not taking registration forms that night and drivers waiting until then will not receive points for that night, so get your forms in now. Below is a link to the form. Please mail them to:
912 Drummond Conc 7, RR6
With the racing community in Ottawa being so close it is great to see a family business who have been involved in racing for many years come back to support Capital City Speedway.
Bruno's garage has been in Ottawa since 1970 with the original 3 bay garage. Bruno and his brother Gino would go drag racing on the weekends and that lead to an addition on the building for the performance parts and accessories division. Throughout the early years, the brothers' service station became well known for their top quality and honest service.
Twenty years later, Steve and Joe took over the company from their father, Bruno, and still maintain the same philosophy and ethics.
Today, Bruno's Automotive Inc. continues to provide the best quality and honest service to their customers. Steve and Joe can and will do their best to meet your auto repair or service needs. Call Bruno's via phone at 613-225-9986, email email@example.com, or book your appointment online.
There are 3 Canadian Tire locations who have agreed to have race cars on display on May 8 from 10-2. We are still working with other locations and will update the Website as they sign on. This is a great opportunity to get people excited about the new season and for racers to show off their cars and sponsors.
We currently have a Legend and Mini-stock in Smith Falls. It would be great to add a Thunder Car or Late Model as well. We have a Legend for Perth, so we really need a Late Model here. Another Mini-stock driver has almost agreed to set up at Carleton Place as well as a Thunder Car. We could really use some Late Models out there.
We will have our schedules ready to be handed out and those drivers who do put their car on display will receive a Capital City Speedway t-shirt and free entrance to practice day.
Smith Falls Canadian Tire has also agreed to have cars on display for May 8th from 10-2. If you can place your car on display please let me know. Drivers who place their car on display will receive a Capital City Speedway t-shirt and free entry to the practice day on May 24th.
This is a reminder to all Legends Drivers that you must have your INEX membership in place before being able to race this season. This is a new addition by INEX this season but they are not allowing cars to participate without a valid membership in place.
With the season a few weeks away thee has been a lot of activity at the track. Crews are now putting in the forms so the new walls can be poured on Monday. Stay tuned for more photos and updates.
Thank you to all of the drivers and crew for coming out to the driver registration day on Saturday - it was a great turnout with several teams staying for breakfast and supporting Buster's Bar and Grill (even if the store-front signs hadn't changed in time for the meeting).
A total of 43 cars were registered on Saturday with several new or returning cars to the speedway - Welcome.
If you did not register on Saturday please make arrangements to get your registration in. We will be accepting forms on the pre-season tech day as well. Any registrations turned in on opening night will not qualify for points on that night.
Opening night will be Wednesday May 26. We have been given the go ahead from the construction team that we can open as planned. With the work well under way at the speedway and the good weather we have been having things are looking great. With this news I have asked the construction team if we could hold practice on the 24th to let teams try out their set ups with the new asphalt and we have been given the go ahead. We are just working on the logistics for the safety crew and medical staff to be on hand. More to come..........
As we had stated in the class meetings, we will be holding a pre-season tech day to ensure every car meets the rules and is safe. Safety is a big part of this season and we want to ensure everyone's cages, belts, seats, and more are going to provide this safety for the upcoming season. This will also allow everyone to meet our new Tech Director, Ed Crilly, and understand how he is going to be performing his checks. It will also allow enough time before the season starts for teams to make any changes that are needed.
We are also hoping that with the new walls in and new asphalt down that everyone will get a chance to see the new track and create some excitement for the season start.
Canadian Tire in Perth and Carleton Place have both agreed to have a couple of cars on display for May 8th. This is going to be a re-opening for these stores as they have recently undergone a huge updating. We are also working on other locations for the same date.
If you are able to put your car on display from 10-2 on May 8th please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Drivers who bring their cars out will receive free entrance to the practice day on May 24th.
This is a great opportunity for your advertisers to get some time out in the public as well.
Derek Lamoureux and all of the staff at Autovation have been great supporters of Capital City Speedway over the years. They have returned this season and are helping out in a big way. Derek recently purchased a tow truck and will be supplying that to the speedway for the season. Terry Miriguay will be behind the wheel as he has done for so many years at the track along with Dan from Gloucester towing. This combination has worked so well in the past at the track and we welcome them back.
Autovation will also be the title rights advertiser for the Enduro races this season. Autovation is your complete automotive service facility with all the necessary equipment and diagnostics tools to repair all makes and models.
Work has begun around the track. The old wall from turn 1 all the way around to turn 2 and a small section of the back stretch have been removed. New stone is being placed in to prepare the new wall to be poured next week. Once that is done, painting will be done on the walls so there won't be any overspray on the new asphalt. For many race fans and racers this is the beginning of the face lift to Capital City Speedway.
This, along with driver registration this weekend at Busters Bar and Grill (the old Broadways) in Carleton Place will really get people anxious for the season to begin. It is only 8 weeks until race season opens at the new Capital City Speedway!
It is with great pleasure that we introduce Jason Bolton as the race director for 2010 at Capital City Speedway. Jason brings with him 10 years of race director experience with the local, provincial, and National karting associations.
There are those around the speedway that are familiar with Jason from go-karting and they know that Jason runs a tight but fair race. We look forward to working with Jason this season and the experience he brings.
Virtucom has been in the Ottawa region for many years. No, this is not the Evil Empire owned by Doctor Evil from the Austin Powers movies, they are a local high tech start-up that has survived the many ups and downs of IT in this area. They have now put their support behind Capital City Speedway.
Established in 2000, Virtucom specializes in laser and water jet cutting and fabricated precision sheet metal components. They are also involved with Ottawa Powder Coating, so if you need your chassis powder coated, these are the guys to see. They are also set to launch a new brand of cabinets for garages or trailers. These cabinets are also powder coated so the finish is perfect for any custom looking garage or trailer.
Drummond's Gas have been associated with the Speedway for many years. Russell Drummond has been selling race fuel, was a car owner, and is one of the facility owners. It is with great pleasure that we announce the Drummond Gas Late Model class for 2010.
Frisby Tire has been proudly serving Ottawa for over 80 years. With the jingle played on the radio, everyone knows who Frisby Tires is and what they can do for you.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Frisby tire back to the speedway for the 2010 race season.
With our focus on safety and keeping costs down for the racer, we are very glad to announce a new tire for the Thunder Car division. Several of the tracks who are members of the Ontario Speedway Association are aligning to have Ontario's Thunder Car division run the same tire. This will allow racers to travel to such tracks as Kawartha Speedway and be on the same tire.
The new tire is a Towel City tire that is built on the same Hoosier casing we have been using for many years. This tire will be around $30 cheaper to the racer. Capital City Speedway has partnered with Kenyon's to inventory the tire at their shop, however we are pleased to announce Kenyon's will also bring these (and other) tires to the track for on-site sales / installation. If a new tire is purchased through Kenyon's at the track, it will be installed at no charge. We will have this tire in stock at Kenyon's in a couple of weeks.
This is great news for other classes as well such as Late Model and Legends where Kenyon's are the authorized dealer and can bring new tires to the track on race day.
Passinetti moves up to Thunder Car
Race Director selected
Many racers have been waiting for this announcement for a while. We were down to two very qualified candidates and it was a tough decision. Both candidates have many years of racing and race director experience and either one would have done an excellent job.
Unfortunately, you will have to wait one more week for the name of the person chosen. The final offer is being put together and once it is in place we will let you know who it is.
Gow Property Management takes 4-fun Title Rights
Gow Property Management has been with the speedway for several years and in 2010 they have stepped up their involvement. Look for Gow Property Management on the 4-fun cars this season a they have taken the title rights to that class.
See below for some highlights on what Gow Property Management can do for you.
They will provide to your property the kind of care and attention that your property deserves and you expect. They do not take this responsibility lightly. It is their aim and objective to manage your building as they would their own properties.
Gow Property Management has a number of different management and maintenance options available to you. Their firm can provide to you one stop shopping for all your building needs. They offer Management Services along with Maintenance and Repair services, Landscaping, Snowplowing, and Cleaning Services. These are all done by in house personnel. The benefits of them dealing with all factors will benefit you in several ways.
Feature Line-ups take on a new look
Heat races would be a pill-pull upon registering at the pit gate. The second heat would be a reversal of the first heat. An aggregate score from both heats would determine the feature line-up. A pill-pull by the first heat winner would then determine an inversion for the field with the previous weeks feature winner starting one spot behind the inversion.
This would help create a different race each week for the fans and racers and it would also allow out of town drivers to earn their spot.
Reminder - Driver registration day on Saturday April 10
Just a reminder that driver registration day will be on Saturday April 10 at 9am. We are trying to get ahead of the HST that will affect all memberships as of May 1. This is also a great time to purchase your Seasons Pass. Please make all cheques payable to G.W. Drummond Family Holdings.
The meeting will be held at the new Busters Bar and Grill in Carleton Place. Busters is taking over the current Broadways in the same parking lot as Home Depot.