Capital City Speedway
Capital City Speedway is a stock car racetrack in Ottawa, Canada. The Speedway includes a dragstrip and a 3/8th mile oval, and runs 5 different series including the 4 For Fun class, mini Stock Class, Thunder Car Class, ACT Late Model Class and the Lentch Automotive Legends Class. The Speedway's racing season runs from May until September annually.
Capital City Speedway was founded in 1961 after the closure of the very popular Lansdowne Speedway. Lansdowne ran from 1955 until 1960 where the track had been a success, gathering 5,000 fans on its June 1, 1955 opening night. The track had been an old horse racing track that was in Lansdowne Park surrounding the football field where the Ottawa RoughRiders CFL team played. Many spectators and drivers came from as far as Montreal and New York State to race at the 1/3-mile track. But with the track being located in Ottawa's residential section, the noise created by the cars had local families unhappy. Neighbourhood complaints meant that the popular track had to close. After its closure, Gerry Brison, who had been the race promoter, constructed a state of the art track near Stittsville, Ontario, just west of Ottawa, known as Capital City Speedway.
The 2010 season started with a new race promoter, Legend driver Jeremy Coulter. There were many "rain outs" and there were only a handful of full nights completed. Jeremy, who started the year as a manager for the track (hired by the Drummond family), resigned halfway through the season.
The 2011 Season is well underway under the watchful eye of new promoter and former Legend Driver Todd Gow.Our new race director is former Late model driver Tim Dorning and making his return is announcer Brian 'Motormouth' Goudge.CCS also introduced Thundercat as our new mascot.A few driver changes took place with Rick Rump jumping behind the wheel of the #88 Al Dickie Owned Late model, Doug Mould stepped out of the racing picture and Quincy Roberts is now the owner of the #71 (Former #27) Mini-Stock.Former Mini-Stock Driver's Justin Hemsley and Malcolm MacDonald are down in the 4 for fun Class.Hemsley picked up his first feature win on Rona Night July 13.Mike Oakley now drives the #09 Legend and Braydon Oakley drives the #18 4 For Fun Car.As of July 13 here are your points Leaders:Steve Munro holds a 7 Point lead over Justin Holtom in the Late Model Class,Greg Ogilvie has a big 63 Point lead over Ken Sproule in Thunder cars,Matt Haufe has a 7 point lead over Chad Windsor in the Legends,Casey Cavanagh with the help of backup driver Ryan Foley leads Shawn Ethier by 11 Points in Mini-Stocks and Brooke Cordick has a respectable 48 point lead over Rodney Dingwall
2010 Series champions
|Justin Holtom (17)||Top Hat||501|
|Greg Ogilvie (7)||Dean Ryans/ Bosch/ Castrol/ Benson Auto Parts/Ogilvie Motorsports||618|
|Lentech Motorsports Legends|
|Chad Windsor (5)||Wallace Service Center, Colron Excavating, Ritchies Welding, Graphiki, RLD, Stinsons, Daley Funeral Homes, Snake Island Automotive||546|
|Stittsville Trailers Mini Stocks|
|Doug Mould (27)||Sport Systems Canada||580|
|Crilly Chassis Works 4 For Fun|
|Quincy Roberts (71)||630|
- Capital City Speedway
Other race events
Since 2006, in the first couple weeks on September, Capital City Speedway hosts Monster Jam. It consists of increased laps and payouts for each racing series, but for the ACT Late Models, in includes a 100 lap feature race and a $2000.00 payout. Following the 100 Lap Race is an Enduro Race, the fun and messy Trailer Race and Monster trucks Brutis and Adventure seen on Speed TV's Monster Jam show.
In 2009, due to only 8 late models showing up, the 100 lap race was moved down to three 25 lap races and used a points system to see who'd win.
|Year||Car #||Driver||Team||Laps Complete||Won|
|2006||00||Steve Munro||Ryans Towing Dodge Charger||100||$5,000.|
|2007||31on||Spencer MacPherson||Napa Auto Parts Chevrolet Monte Carlo||100||$5,000.|
American Canadian Tour
The American Canadian tours Castrol Series for the past three years now have been making a stop to Capital City Speedway during their season. The American Canadian Tour is a very talented racing league based out of the northern us and southern Canada and always brings great high pressure to such a narrow track. The ACT race is known as the Toromont Cat 100 and is a 100 lapped race. The race has seen long and short races. In 2008, the race lasted just under and hour with one caution whereas this past year, the race lasted approx. two hours with many banged up cars. But the ACT crew always brings hard exciting race to the track and is always able to fill the stands.
|Year||Pole||Winning Car #||Driver||Team||Laps||Laps Led||Won|
|2007||Eric St-Gelias (42)||27||Alexandre Gingras||Autobus la Québécois Chevrolet Monte Carlo||100||76||$2125|
|2008||Karl Allard (48qc)||03||Martin Lacombe||R. Lacombe Demolition/ J. Dumont Construction Ford Fusion||100||17||$2135|
|2009||Spencer MacPherson (31on)||14on||Sean Kennedy||Waste Management Chevrolet Impala||100||75||$2825|
- Truemner, Dave. "History of Lansdowne Speedway: Early Stock Car Racing in Ottawa". Canadian Racer. Retrieved September 13, 2010.
- "Capital City Speedway: Points". Capital City Speedway. Retrieved September 30, 2010.