Capital City Speedway

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Capital City Speedway is a stock car racetrack located 5km southwest of Stittsville, Ontario, a suburb of 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.

History[edit]

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 Rough Riders 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.[1]

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[edit]

Driver Sponsor Points
Late Models
Justin Holtom (17) Top Hat 501
Thunder Cars
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
Source
Capital City Speedway[2]

Other race events[edit]

Monster Jam[edit]

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.
2008 Rained out 0
2009 2 Ken Baird CarQuest 75 $2,000.

American Canadian Tour[edit]

American Canadian Tour (ACT) has raced at Capital City Speedway. ACT is a very talented racing league based out of the northeast United States and southern Canada. The ACT race is known as the Toromont Cat 100 and is a 100 lapped race.

Year Pole Winning Car # Driver Team Laps Laps Led Won
2007 Eric St-Gelais (42) 27 Alexandre Gingras Autobus la Québécoise 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Truemner, Dave. "History of Lansdowne Speedway: Early Stock Car Racing in Ottawa". Canadian Racer. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Capital City Speedway: Points". Capital City Speedway. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 45°14′31″N 75°59′20″W / 45.242°N 75.989°W / 45.242; -75.989