MacLeod’s Central Merchant
Services entry takes 17th at Mosport
Bowmanville, ON – August 7, 2005 - MacLeod Racing team driver Tara MacLeod, in the Central Merchant Services entry, placed 17th at the high-speed, half-mile oval in the Mosport Speedway 200 Saturday night in Bowmanville, Ontario in the CASCAR Super Series.
“To be honest, I had hoped for a better finish in Mosport”, explained MacLeod. “The Central Merchant Services Team did a great job preparing the car and on pit stops, but I just couldn’t seem to get it going and we’ll be happy with the finish and move on.”
DJ Kennington won the Mosport Speedway 200 event followed by Don Thomson Jr.
and Ron Beauchamp Jr. in third.
The next CASCAR Super Series race will take place Sunday, August 14 at Cayuga Speedway located in Nelles Corners, Ontario on the 5/8th-mile oval.
For information about Cayuga Speedway tickets and camping, call the Cayuga Speedway Hotline at 1.905.768.1177 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) or visit online at www.Cayuga2000Speedway.com.
Under the team banner of MacLeod Racing, www.taramacleod.com, 32-year old
Tara MacLeod has been a strong competitor on the Ontario short-tracks for the
past 10 years, with several awards to her credit.
MacLeod's Ford Taurus race cars are being prepared by Micks Motorsports of Mt. Albert, Ontario, under the leadership of Kerry Micks, veteran CASCAR Super Series competitor known as "The Iron Man."
Central Merchant Services, www.centralmerchant.net, has a nationwide network that works through its processing banks to provide merchant accounts for credit card processing needs. Central Merchant Services has become one of the most competitive companies in the industry.
Central Merchant Services serves retail, home-based, mail order, phone order, internet, restaurant and other service-based businesses. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, debit and checks can all be accommodated with its credit card machines and software, offering competitive rates and reliable service.
CASCAR, www.CASCAR.com, is Canada's top level of stock car racing with a twelve race national schedule that includes the diversity of short oval tracks, road and street course racing. The series is home to Canada's top race teams and drivers, and is renowned for its fierce competition and truly exciting on-track action. CASCAR has a membership of over 150 race teams across the country, and also operates regional race series' in Eastern and Western Canada. Featuring North American-based, fiberglass-bodied Chrysler Intrepid and Charger, Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Monte Carlos, and Pontiac Grand Prix cars that closely resemble the various makes street cars, these full-bodies racers tip the scales at 2850 pounds. From the streets of Molson Indy Toronto to Canada's premier oval track facilities, CASCAR provides race fans with an awesome show of speed, driving talent and professionalism.
MacLeod Racing is sponsored by Central Merchant Services, ATA Motorsports, Castrol Canada, Degil Safety Products Inc., FXR Racing, Instant Custom Signs, KP Graphics and The Trailer Shop to compete for the 2005 CASCAR Super Series Racing Championship.
For more information, contact Bruce F. Mehlenbacher mehlenbacher@TaraMacLeod.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
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CASCAR Super Series
RESULTS: Mosport Speedway 200
Round 8 of 12
FIN. ST. # DRIVER (HOMETOWN) SPONSOR(S) / MAKE LAPS
1 8 17 DJ Kennington (St. Thomas, ON) Castrol Canada Dodge 200
2 1 4 Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON) Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo 200
3 2 60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON) MOPAR Parts / Exide / Mobil 1 Dodge Charger 200
4 4 9 Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON) Exide / Dodge / PowerWater / Mobil 1 Dodge Charger 200
5 19 1 Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) Canadian Tire Corporation Chevrolet Monte Carlo 200
6 15 19 Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON) Challenger Motor Frt. / Logel’s Dodge Charger 200
7 6 77 Derek Lynch (Warkworth, ON) R Berms R Us Dodge Charger 200
8 9 10 Doug Brown (Brantford, ON) NAPA / Autopro Chevrolet Monte Carlo 200
9 3 39 Dave Whitlock (Wyoming, ON) Avenue Motor Works / NMT Dodge Charger 200
10 5 84 J.R. Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON) Cambridge Rigging Chevrolet Monte Carlo 200
11 20 22 Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON) Metro Toronto / ERB Group Pontiac Grand Prix 200
12 12 88 Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON) Lou’s BBQ Ford Taurus 200
13 16 11 Ron VanEs (Smithville, ON) Star Van Systems / All Cover Chevrolet Monte Carlo 200
14 7 25 Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON) Fastline / EMCEA Transport / Tim Hortons Chevrolet Monte Carlo 199
15 11 71 Bryan Cathcart (Peterborough, ON) Meyers Transport / Peterborough Homes Dodge 198
16 14 3 Stu Robinson Jr. (Holland Landing, ON) Snap-On Tools Dodge 198
17 17 37 Tara MacLeod (Innisfil, ON) R Central Merchant Services Ford Taurus 196
18 18 18 Chad McGlynn (Petersburg, ON) R Awesome Racewear / Ultimate Garage Ford Taurus 74
19 10 02 Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON) PowerWater Ford Taurus 39
20 13 93 Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON) G.P.S. Automotive Refinishes Ltd. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 29
R after the hometown denotes Rookie contender.
POLESITTER: #4 Don Thomson Jr. (21.999 seconds)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 36 minutes and 22.419 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 68.483 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.339 seconds
CAUTIONS: 6 for a total of 31 laps
LAP LEADERS: #4 Don Thomson Jr. (1-102), #19 Brad Graham (103-109), #9 Mark Dilley (110-123), #4 Don Thomson Jr. (124-198), #17 Kennington (199-200)
GOODYEAR BELTS & HOSES FASTEST LAP: #60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (22.174 on lap 5)
POINT STANDINGS: After 8 events. Unofficial Top 15 as of August 6, 2005: 1. #4 Don Thomson Jr. (1582 pts.); 2. #1 Peter Gibbons (1493); 3. #17 DJ Kennington (1474); 4. #9 Mark Dilley (1443); 5. 39 Dave Whitlock (1412); 6. #02 Kerry Micks (1405); 7. #19 Brad Graham (1401); 8. #84 J.R. Fitzpatrick (1390); 9. #60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (1382); 10. #88 Dave Jacombs (1296); 11. #22 Scott Steckly (1260); 12. #10 Doug Brown (1238); 13. #37 Tara MacLeod ® (1216); 14. #11 Ron VanEs (1206); 15. #3 Stu Robinson Jr. (1168).
® Denotes Rookie of the Year.
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