With the team back in action this weekend at Autodrome St. Eustache just outside of Montreal, Steckly looks to put his Canadian Tire Dodge back in the winner’s circle. After scoring four wins in 2013 on his way to his third NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Championship, Steckly has remained winless in 2014.
Event six in the eleven race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule will take place under the lights on Saturday night. Steckly goes into this event as the defending race winner from 2013. The Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge driver has a record of five top five finishes at this .4 mile flat oval including three wins in the five NASCAR events. He has completed all 1,259 laps and led the most laps of all drivers in the series with 381.
“I don’t know what it is about St. Eustache,” said Steckly from his Milverton, ON race shop. “We just seem to always run well there. It is a hard track to pass on so you have to be patient and wait for the opportunities and if you do you can be successful. We hope to notch our first win of the 2014 season on Saturday night.”
Last time out at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, Steckly led the most laps but was denied the win when the late race strategy to pit for tires didn’t work out. The car in front of him on the restart spun the tires and didn’t go allowing the outside lane to move past and Steckly settled for a third place finish. “We have put Saskatoon’s disappointment behind us,” said Steckly. “We have had good cars ever week and we know that sooner or later the wins will come.”
Saturday schedule includes practice 12 – 12:30 and 1 – 1:30, Qualifying at 4:15, Autograph Session at 6:45 and Green Flag at 8 p.m.
The National 250 from St. Eustache will be broadcast on TSN on Sun. Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. and on RDS2 on Sat. Aug. 9 at 1:30 p.m. To follow the event live on the lap by lap go tohttp://hometracks.nascar.com/series/canadian-tire-series and click on the National 250 event logo.
Scott Steckly is supported by the following companies: Canadian Tire Corporation, Osram Sylvania, Mobil 1, Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Reefer Sales and Metrocom Canada.
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