Canadian Tire Series

NCATS: Klutt Earns First Pole



Rookie Takes Top Spot For Canadian Tire Series Opener


BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (May 16, 2015) Gary Klutt got his rookie of the year campaign off to a fast start.


The 22-year-old from Halton Hills, Ontario, earned the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.


Klutt, who has six career starts, earned the top spot for Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 with a lap of 1 minute, 23.261 seconds in his No. 59 CTL Corp./Legendary Motorcar Chevrolet around the 2.459-mile, 10-turn asphalt road course.


Klutt’s previous best starting position was seventh at CTMP in 2013.


He’ll start on the front row for Sunday’s race with two-time series champion Andrew Ranger. Ranger piloted the No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Exide Dodge to a lap of 1:23.346 (106.213).


Three-time series champion Scott Steckly qualified third at 1:23.398 (106.146) and will make up the second row along with defending series champion L.P. Dumoulin.


Rookie Kevin Lacroix qualified fifth.


D.J. Kennington was sixth, followed by Kerry Micks, rookie Pier-Luc Ouellette — who was fastest in practice — and Jason Hathaway.


The ninth season opener for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the headline for the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend. Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is scheduled to take the green at 12:30 p.m.


The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 will air on TSN on Saturday, May 23 at 1 p.m., and on RDS2 on Sunday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m.


Qualifying Results

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1 – Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 Lineup

Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday

at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ont.

Lap Length: 2.459 miles

  1. (59) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 106.321
  2. (27) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 106.213
  3. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 106.146
  4. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 105.953
  5. (74) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 105.886
  6. (76) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 105.837
  7. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 105.654
  8. (02) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 105.438
  9. (18) Pier-Luc Ouellette, Montreal, Que., Chevrolet, 105.366
  10. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 105.343
  11. (56) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 105.309
  12. (99) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 105.279
  13. (04) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 105.255
  14. (69) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Chevrolet, 104.030
  15. (42) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 103.887
  16. (36) Alex Labbe, Saint-Albert, Que., Dodge, 103.822
  17. (8) Kevin Poitras, Newcastle, Ont., Ford, 102.912
  18. (34) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 102.332
  19. (37) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 102.295
  20. (94) Dave Coursol, Saint-Jerome, Que., Dodge, 101.691
  21. (25) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 101.513
  22. (29) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 100.648
  23. (00) Kevin O’Connell, Houston, Texas, Chevrolet, 99.167
  24. (67) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 99.138
  25. (98) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 98.240
  26. (87) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Ford, 96.867
  27. (95) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Dodge, No speed
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