RACE NEWS 2017
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SUPER SLED SHOOTOUT AUG 4/2018

SUPER BIKE SHOOTOUT JUNE 16-17/18

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COVER SHOT: DICK STANTON AND FRED ANGERS TOOK THE TITLES IN SUPER AND SEMI PRO IN 2017
BITS FROM THE PITS: OCT 16/17
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We are pleased to announce that some lucky person will walk out of this years banquet with two tickets to an Ottawa Senators Hockey game, that will also include parking. John Chambers who is quite well known for his giving, has done it again, with the pair of tickets for one of the banquet goers. We may have more prizes to talk about as we draw closer, but this will certainly make someone very happy.
*The boys are in Huntsville, Alabama, and they have not been arrested yet, that's the good news, Kyle Jessup and Lewis Gagne headed south last Wednesday, were they met up with two more Canadians Adam Bitzanis and Jamie Bridge. All in all they had a good weekend with Lewis going 5 rounds on Saturday and Kyle getting down to 8 cars on Sunday. The boys  will head to Montgomery this week for the Million, where they will hook up with a couple more Canadians Al Ray and Jamie Tupper. A good start for the boys who knows maybe next weekend they will bring home the million.

*We are slowly putting Luskville Dragway to sleep for the winter, last week was spend taking down signs and cleaning up, this week will be spend doing some small projects that need to be finished up. Some contracting work will be done this fall as well, as we prepare for some more improvements for the spring of 2018. The place looks pretty bare when all the advertising signs are taken down, as you can see by this picture, the place really looks closed up for sure. Derek and Troy wrapped up the winter put away on Sunday even with the rain, by putting the score boards into storage for the winter as well. However we will keep working on things until its too cold or the snow flies, as it is much easier to do the work when your not under the gun to get ready for a race weekend. The plans we have for 2018 will once again make our track a much better place for all, and once again all we ask is support us and we will continue to grow.
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SUPER TOUR YEAR 2 CHAMPIONSHIPS GO TOO STANTON, ANGERS & LAFLAMME: OCT 16/17
Year two of the very successful Canadian Bracket Super tour, saw tremendous growth and new champions in all three class's, in a season where the weather man was often the bigger story. The tour which featured three tour stops in 2017 has been able to have entree numbers like no other tracks in the country, as it landed at Luskville Dragway, I-Car Dragway and Napierville Dragway. The competition is as good as it gets in Canadian Bracket Racing, in fact I personally feel that the very best bracket racers in Canada are the ones who compete on this tour and the Napa Auto Parts Tour. The points battles all boiled down until the last weekend, and in the case of the semi pro class it was so tight it wasn't until half way through the week after the last race, before the real champion was declared. However when all was said and done three champs where crowned, Fred Anger took the title away from Kyle Jessup who won year one, Dick Stanton of Perth Ontario wrestled it away from Fred MacDonald who won year one in Semi Pro and Naomi Laflamme took home for the Jr's title in a hard fought very tight series. Dick Stanton who we can safely say calls Luskville Dragway his home track and has been racing there since the very beginning, and even though he has not raced every year through out those years, Dick has been there a long long time. The Championship was and is with out a question a very popular one in the racing community and don't think there is a soul out there that doesn't feel that way. Dick clinched the title with a big win at Luskville Dragway taking home the day one semi pro title on a weekend when both races where run on one day. Fred Angers of Montreal along with his twin brother Frank have been a fixture at the local race tracks and have won as much as any race team out there. Fred and Frank are known for their good times, but don't kid yourself these are two of the very best super pro races in Canada. Naomi Laflamme is fairly new too the sport of Jr. Dragsters but caught on very quickly and was good enough to win the second year title over Landyn Urslak who did win the Luskville Dragway Championship. Plans are still in the working stages for 2018, but I think we can safely say that most would like to see the series to continue and even grow, stay tuned as we will be announcing things as they come together. The hopes are we can make it attractive enough for the Northern and Southern Ontario drivers to make a run at it.
JEROME LANDSCAPING BECOMES SECOND NEW ADVERTISER FOR 2018: OCT 16/17
As we told you as we neared the end of 2017, things where going well in the new advertising department and this week we bring you our second new partner for 2018. Jerome Landscaping of Gatineau has signed on to be a major backer for the new season, and actually got things rolling this fall with his support of the King of the Street Car Challenge, which was rained out and will be run the long weekend in May of 2018. Albert Jerome the owner and operator of Jerome Landscaping is a avid car guy who really got caught up in the sport of drag racing like so many of us do. He was part of a group that frequented the track for cruise nights and time trial days, but quickly got the bug big time and went out and purchased a full tilt race car for super pro action. Jerome bought the 67 Super Pro Camaro the Paolo and Shannon Giust and completely updated after buying it from ADM Motorsports. So Yes Albert has a good car and look for it to be very competitive very quickly. Jerome Landscaping can take care of any of your property maintenance whether it be big or small, so if you are in the need of this type of service remember to support those that support us. We are still working on the schedule for next year so the exact date for this advertisers day will be announced later on. Jerome is also very involved with the car show scene in the Gatineau/Aylmer area and will be promoting Luskville Dragway at these events. Jerome Landscaping joins Rudy's Performance Shop in Montreal as two of the new advertiser's so far announced, stay tuned for more.
BITS FROM THE PITS: OCT 9/17
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Another season has come to a close and this one we all looked forward too, as the summer sucked, yes the month of Sept. was good to us once we got the long weekend in but other than that we never had much of a string of good weather at anytime during 2017. This past weekend was a good time and with the off season now into full swing the rumor mill and the announcement machine will go into high gear. Not being left out Luskville Dragway announced that improvements would continue in 2018, with a promise to fix and repair the shut down area past the quarter mile as well as the turn around area at the end of the track. Luskville Dragway has lead the way with improvements over the past few years, and after listening to racers and street car drivers we will move forward with more work. We make it very clear that all we ask is your continued support as we try hard to make Luskville Dragway a great place to race and a great place to be. We are also working on a second visit of the Canadian Bracket Super Tour series, making it that much more appealing to our Northern Friends who have made Luskville Dragway their home track. As we earlier announced there will be some hydro equipped personal pitting spots available in 2018.

*Julie Dube stopped by this past week too talk about her plans for the future, after a couple of seasons driving for Jim Barry of Arnprior. Julie is working hard at owning her own car for 2018 and beyond and we can tell you very clearly that we all want Julie at the track every weekend she can. She is more than a capable driver which she proved driving Barry's Street Roadster and her plans are to stay in a roadster if she can. When asked about a dragster she just kind of wiggled her nose and said NO. Speaking of Arnprior, rumor has it that Denis Black has purchased Tom Orr's Big Blower Motor out of Tommy's Top Dragster for his Altered, WOW, that will be some hand full for sure, best of luck to Denis. Tommy ran some pretty wicked numbers in a rear engine dragster, in a front motored altered it should be interesting.

*Next week we will start our Champions stories as we start the official off season portion of our web site, we will also be announcing new and renewed advertisers for 2018 and things are looking good in that department.

*One of the coolest things about Spooktacular is the costumes that some come up with, and this year was no different as this picture shows, and this was just one of many.
*Some drivers where packing up, borrowing bigger trailers and getting ready to head to Huntsville, Alabama and Montgomery, Alabama for some big dollar races. That included Kyle Jessup who will first have too fix the motor in his dragster after breaking it prior to the first round of elimination's. Kyle went on to win the race driving the borrowed ADM Motorsports, Corvette which backs up my claim that he can drive anything to the winners circle.


 

SPOOKTACULAR GOOD TURNOUT, GOOD FUN, BAD WEATHER: OCT. 9/2017
Its been the story of the season, rain, rain and more rain so it wasn't mush different as a great turnout of cars and teams from all over Quebec and Ontario gathered for the 3rd. Annual Octoberfast, Spooktacular. But like many weekends in this so called summer they were met with a bad forecast that partial came true. A lot of work goes into Spooktacular and a lot of people have to be thanked for getting involved. And when the weather man does not want too cooperate it is even more frustrating, as so much went into the weekend. But the rain did put a halt to racing on Saturday as far as the regular program for super, semi and Jr's. We did manage to get in a partial cruise night even tough it had to be run on 1/8 mile do too the fact that it was impossible to get down track dry enough. Special thanks has to go out to all those that participated in the pot luck dinner, and especially too Melissa and Phil VanNoppen for doing a incredible job with the deep fried Turkeys and Randy and Carrie Urslak for supplying all the birds. Then the party animals went at it until we hours of the morning.
The forecast for Sunday was not much better when everyone went to bed, and through the night it once again rained and rained hard making for another clean up to start the day. All I can say is the staff and the volunteers just never gave up and after three hours of drying, and spraying we where ready to go. So time trials did not get underway until 12 noon, with everyone getting two and semi pro getting three, and then it was off to eliminations. Eliminations moved a long very well and by late afternoon, champs in the Jr. Dragster class which had 10 cars this weekend would see two VanNoppen finish the season in a final. Grace VanNoppen would be younger brother Nate for the win. Semi Pro had a Ford touch to it as Russ Fraser in his 1965 Mustang would take on Wes Clarmo in his later year model Stang, with Clarmo taking the win light. Super Pro was quite a story as Kyle Jessup and Mike Ogilvie came to the line for the finals and the $2500. paycheck. Jessup who had broke the motor in his Dragster on his first time shot, would move into the drivers seat of the ADM Motorsport Corvette Roadster which was just sitting in a trailer as Derek Malcolm had decided to drive the dragster to finish the season. Jessup then set out to mow down the competition, including a number of big name dragster drivers including Mike in the finals. It was quite a way to end the season, and made for a an exciting end to the weekend which was plaqued by rotten weather like most of the summer. It was an exciting end to the day which had seen some incredible driving, and some great races. So we say good bye as far as racing stories go, but we will have a lot to say about other things as we move forward in the off season. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.

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