Andrew Ranger scores Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 pole

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On Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Andrew Ranger made his presence known as he scored the pole for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200. It marks the 13th career pole award for the two-time series champion as he makes his return to full-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series competition in 2014.

Ranger’s lap of 1 minute, 22.956 seconds in his No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge marks a new track record as he topped the time set by J.R. Fitzpatrick last year. Ranger is a past winner at CTMP with two previous victories – 2007 and 2009.

Fitzpatrick, who led practice, would qualify second with a lap of 1:23.111 (106.513) as he is searching for his fourth CTMP victory this weekend. It marks a nice comeback for Fitzpatrick to show speed this weekend as he wrecked during pre-season testing after hitting a puddle on the course and sliding off course into the Styrofoam barrier.

Last year’s fall pole sitter Jeff Lapcevich qualified third as he searches for his first career NCAT victory. He finished second in last year’s event. Jason Hathaway and last year’s race winner L.P. Dumoulin rounded out the top five. Peter Klutt, Robin Buck, rookies Luc Lesage and Marc-Antoine Camirand, and defending series champion Scott Steckly rounded out the top 10.

The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season will kick off on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST.


Qualifying Results

1. (27) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 106.712

2. (84) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 106.513

3. (76) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 106.352

4. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 106.162

5. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivières, Que., Dodge, 106.043

6. (42) Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 105.975

7. (66) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 105.943

8. (24) Luc Lesage, Trois-Rivières, Que., Dodge, 105.903

9. (88) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 105.901

10. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 105.667

11. (18) Stefan Rzadzinski, Edmonton, Alta., Dodge, 105.654

12. (02) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 104.812

13. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 104.744

14. (59) Ryan Klutt, Milton, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.670

15. (5) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 104.584

16. (56) Matthew Scannell, Milton. Ont., Dodge, 104.075

17. (25) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 103.897

18. (95) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Dodge, 103.234

19. (99) Matt Pritiko, London, Ont., Chevrolet, 103.009

20. (97) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 102.971

21. (87) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 102.785

22. (29) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 102.701

23. (9) Russ Bond, Toronto, Ont., Ford, 102.667

24. (28) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 102.335

25. (83) Bob Attrell, Brampton, Ont., Dodge, 100.600

26. (67) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 100.552

27. (00) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 98.501

28. (77) Jocelyn Fecteau, Montreal, Que., Dodge, 87.553


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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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