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Inside Track News - local racing news.
Speed51 - short track late models.
Dirt Track Digest - dirt track news.
Jayski - NASCAR news.
Auto Racing Daily and Racer - world news.
Interest Sites Canada and Interest Sites U.S.A. .
Norris McDonald - Toronto Star.
Canadian Racer -history of local tracks.
Canadian Racing Online -message board.
Race Time Radio -local short track news.



Mike Kiers and Derek Smith at Flamboro Speedway

Again this year, Mike and Derek are the official track photographers at Flamboro Speedway.

In 2017, i visited Flamboro 21 times - there are over 60,000 Flamboro photos online from 2017.

Visit Mike and view his photos from Flamboro (and from his years as track photographer
at Barrie and Sunset Speedways) at Cableguy Photos .


Derek's latest photos from Flamboro can be found below, and earlier ones here.
Derek will be travelling as usual to many of the tracks in Southern Ontario as well this season.

Peter Anderson is also helping out this year when Derek is away (view his photos at Inside Track )
and also check out photos from Flamboro at Zoom Pics .

For more info on the track, please visit Flamboro Speedway .



Next Event at Flamboro Speedway Saturday April 28, 2018

Practice Day was postponed to April 28, and Opening Night is May 5. Other highlights of the 2018 season include the Flamboro Stock Car Nationals, the Ontario Super Late Models and the APC Late Models. . For more details, please see Flamboro Speedway .





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Updates to racepulse.com - Sunday April 23, 2018

I've created a new section for non racing photos. People keep asking me what else i shoot. This has a few examples, such as nature photography and concerts. See Photos in the left column on the home page.

The Ancaster British Car Show April 22, 2018 and Ken Schrader at Ohsweken Speedway Wednesday July 16, 2016 are online now.

I've been away from the computer much of my time at races (eg 18 days/17 races/54000 photos, 19 days/15 races/62000 photos, 3 days/5 races/18000 photos, 17 days/12 races/46000 photos).

I'll update photos whenever i can. Please check back - they will all be online.


MOST RECENT UPDATES (please scroll down to see them):

Ancaster British Car Show Sunday April 22, 2018
Ohsweken Ken Schrader Driving Experience Wed July 13, 2016
Humberstone SOS rain fox deer Sun June 4, 2017
Toronto Indy - IndyCar on track, NASCAR Pinty's race - Sat July 15, 2017
Toronto Indy - IndyCar on track, drivers - Friday July 14, 2017
Toronto Indy - NASCAR Pinty's Series - practice/qual - Friday July 14, 2017
Ohsweken Friday July 7, 2017
CTMP GP Friday July 7, 2017
Ohsweken Speedway Friday July 14, 2017
Collector Car Auction Saturday July 22, 2017
Ohsweken Speedway Sprint, Crate, rain Friday August 11, 2017
CTMP SuperBikes Friday August 18, 2017
CTMP Friday September 1, 2017
Ohsweken Speedway ROC Sportsman Sprintx2 Friday August 18, 2017
Motorama Sunday March 11, 2018
Motorama Saturday March 10, 2018
Motorama Friday March 9, 2018
Ohsweken Big Block Modifieds, Sprints, Late Models Thurs Aug 24, 2017
Ohsweken Speedway Topless Late Models, Crates Friday August 25, 2017
Humberstone Speedway Pete Cosco Modified Memorial Sunday August 27, 2017
Sunset Speedway Monday May 22, 2017
Canadian International Auto Show February 22, 2018
Nature photography - Raptors February 24, 2018

For recent updates below, please click on Photos to the left or scroll to the bottom:

Sunset Speedway APC ProLM Saturday August 19, 2017
CTMP Superbike Sunday August 20, 2017
Flamboro Speedway Banquet Saturday February 3, 2018
Humberstone Speedway Sunday August 13, 2017
Ohsweken Speedway Friday September 1, 2017
British Car Day Sunday September 17, 2017
Candian Vintage Modifieds Banquet Saturday January 20, 2018
SuzukaGTA Model Car Raceway Friday November 24, 2017
Collector Car Auction Sunday October 15, 2017
Collector Car Auction Saturday October 14, 2017
Collector Car Auction Friday October 13, 2017
Outlaw Midget Banquet Saturday October 28, 2017
Flamboro 300 lap Enduro, demo Saturday October 21, 2017
Peterborough Autumn Colours Sunday October 8, 2017
Peterborough Autumn Colours Saturday October 7, 2017
Peterborough Autumn Colours Friday October 6, 2017
Flamboro Frostoberfest Sunday October 1, 2017
Flamboro Frostoberfest Saturday September 30, 2017
Sunset Velocity Sunday September 24, 2017
Jukasa NASCAR Pintys and Pro Late Model Sat September 23, 2017
Ohsweken Sprint Car Nationals Saturday September 16, 2017
Ohsweken Night before the Nationals Friday September 15, 2017
Humberstone DIRTcar Sportsman 100L, vintage Sunday September 10, 2017
Flamboro PLM SS MS PS ProCH Highwaymen Club September 9, 2017
Ohsweken Sprint Crate Monster Trucks Friday September 8, 2017





Ancaster British Car Show Sunday April 22, 2018


The annual Ancaster British Car Show and Flea Market was held Sunday at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Over 300 British classic cars were on display. For more info, please see Ancaster British Car Show . There are almost 500 photos online now.

View almost 500 Photos Here



Ohsweken Speedway Ken Schrader Wed July 13, 2016


PartSource hosted a Ken Schrader Driving Experience at Ohsweken Speedway today. I photographed the afternoon session. For more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway , Schrader Racing and PartSource . There are about 2800 photos online now.

View 2800 Photos Here



Humberstone Speedway Sunday June 4, 2017



Humberstone's bad luck with the rain continued - the first cars were on track when the rain started, ending the evening. There were 13 Southern Ontario Sprint cars on hand. I shot photos in the pits prior to and after the downpour, and took a scenic route home (2 young fox, deer, sunset etc). For more info, please see Humberstone Speedway and Southern Ontario Sprints .

Here are over 400 PHOTOS . I shot over 1200 photos during the evening. I'll update more if i have time.



Toronto Indy, Saturday July 15, 2017



Today i shot IndyCar practice and qualifying and the NASCAR Pinty's Series race . The NASCAR Pinty's Series race was won by Kevin Lacroix, followed by LP Dumoulin, Adam Andretti, Alex Labbe and JF Dumoulin. For full official results and more info, please see Hondy Indy and NASCAR Pinty's Series . There are about 3100 race photos and 1900 paddock photos online now from SATURDAY. See also Friday and Sunday.

View 3100 race Photos Here .

See also the INDYCAR and NASCAR PADDOCK photos - View 1900 paddock Photos Here .



Toronto Indy (Indy Cars), Friday July 14, 2017



The Toronto Indy was held Friday July 14 through Sunday July 16. Today i shot IndyCar and the NASCAR Pinty's Series . The NASCAR Pinty's Series Pole was won by Andrew Ranger, with a time of 76.785 seconds. For full official results and more info, please see Hondy Indy and NASCAR Hometracks Pinty's Series .

Here are about 900 Indy Car (and Mazda) PHOTOS
I'll update more when i have time. I shot about 6500 photos FRIDAY during the day (18000+ at Toronto over the weekend).



Toronto Indy (NASCAR Pinty's), Friday July 14, 2017



The Toronto Indy was held Friday July 14 through Sunday July 16. Today i shot IndyCar and the NASCAR Pinty's Series . The NASCAR Pinty's Series Pole was won by Andrew Ranger, with a time of 76.785 seconds. For full official results and more info, please see Hondy Indy and NASCAR Hometracks Pinty's Series .

Here are about 1200 NASCAR PHOTOS
I'll update more when i have time. I shot about 6500 photos FRIDAY during the day (18000+ at Toronto over the weekend).



Ohsweken Speedway Friday July 7, 2017


After shooting all day at CTMP, i travelled to Ohsweken. Dylan Westbrook won the Sprint feature, followed by Scott Kreutter and Jake Brown. Holly Porter won the Crate Sprint feature, Ryan Dinning won the Thunder Stock feature, Bobby Tolton won the Mini Stock feature and Dustin Longboat won the Bomber feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are about 800 PHOTOS . I shot about 2200 photos during the evening - i'll update more when i have time.



Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park Friday July 7, 2017



The Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix featured practice rounds for the Prototype Challenge, Continental Tire Challenge and Weather Tech Championship cars. Today i also shot in the paddock. For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and IMSA . Note that ALL IMSA PHOTOS ARE NOT FOR SALE.

Here are 1300 FRIDAY PHOTOS (see also Sunday). I shot about 3400 photos FRIDAY during the day - i'll update more when i have time.



Ohsweken Speedway Friday July 14, 2017



After shooting the Toronto Indy during the day, i travelled to Ohsweken. Dylan Westbrook won the Sprint feature, with Mitch Brown in 2nd and Scott Kreutter 3rd. Mack DeMan won the Crate Sprint feature, Ryan Dinning won the Thunder Stock feature, Brandon Janssens won the Mini Stock feature and Cody Sommerville won the Bomber feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are about 1000 PHOTOS .
I'll update more when i have time - i shot 2900 photos during the evening.



Collector Car Auction Saturday July 22, 2017


The summer edition of the Classic Car Auction was held today at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga. For more info, please see ccpauctions .

Here are over 500 PHOTOS



Ohsweken Speedway Friday August 11, 2017


Ohsweken's racing was cut short again by rain - the only feature completed was the Bomber feature (won by Lucas Smith). The remaining 4 features will be run in the next 2 weeks. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are over 500 PHOTOS .
I shot over 2000 photos during the evening; more will be online when i have time.



Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park Friday August 18, 2017



The Superbike Double Header Weekend featured MOPAR Pro Superbikes , Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbikes , Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bikes , Shoei Premium Helmets Amateur Sport Bikes , Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec Series and Bickle Racing Lightweight Sport Bikes . For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park .

Here are almost 500 FRIDAY PHOTOS

I'll update more when i have time - I shot over 3000 photos during the day FRIDAY (see also Sunday - almost 7000 over the weekend).



Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park Friday September 1, 2017


The Silverado 250 Weekend started with practices for the Porsche GT3 Cup, Nissan Micra Cup and Canadian Touring Car Championship cars. For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and NASCAR Pinty's Series . Please note that all IMSA and NASCAR Truck photos are not for sale.

Here are over 300 PHOTOS .

I'll update more when i have time - I shot over 1800 photos FRIDAY during the day (over 12,000 CTMP photos on the weekend) .



Ohsweken Speedway Friday August 18, 2017


After shooting during the day at CTMP, i travelled to Ohsweken, where they ran extra features from August 11, had the ROC Sportman series on hand and also had an Autograph session . Cory Turner won the 1st Sprint feature, with Jim Huppunen in 2nd and Mitch Brown 3rd. Mitch Brown won the 2nd Sprint feature, followed by Chuck Heding and Cory Turner. Josh Shantz won the Crate Sprint feature with Mike Thorne in 2nd and Ryan Hunsinger 3rd. Dave Bailey won the 1st Thunder Stock feature, Ryan Dinning won the 2nd Thunder Stock feature, Brandon Janssens won the Mini Stock feature and Gillian Hils won the Bomber feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are over 700 PHOTOS .

I'll update more when i have time - i shot about 2600 photos during the evening.



Motorama Sunday March 11, 2018


Today i shot many of the custom cars. On stage Sunday included the Meet the Media Panel, the Pinty's Drivers Q & A session and the Hot Rod Panel. The 2018 edition of Motorama featured many custom cars and race cars, with many of the Ontario race tracks attending. Guests included Funny Car Champion Ron Capps, Lou Santiago, Courtney Hansen, Twiggy Tallant and Jeff Lutz. For more info, please see Motorama . There are over 3000 SUNDAY photos online now (over 6700 during the weekend).

View over 3000 SUNDAY Photos Here



Motorama Saturday March 10, 2018


On stage Saturday included the Celebrity Guests, the APC Drivers Panel, the Drag Racing Night of Champions and the Short Track Night of Champions . The 2018 edition of Motorama featured many custom cars and race cars, with many of the Ontario race tracks attending. Guests included Funny Car Champion Ron Capps, Lou Santiago, Courtney Hansen, Twiggy Tallant and Jeff Lutz. For more info, please see Motorama . There are over 2300 SATURDAY photos online now (over 6700 during the weekend).

View 2300 SATURDAY Photos Here



Motorama Friday March 9, 2018


The 2018 edition of Motorama featured many custom cars and race cars, with many of the Ontario race tracks attending. Guests included Funny Car Champion Ron Capps, Lou Santiago, Courtney Hansen, Twiggy Tallant and Jeff Lutz. Today i shot many of the race cars. On stage Friday included the Short Track Promoters Panel and the Automotive Education and Career Panel. For more info, please see Motorama . There are almost 1300 FRIDAY photos online now (over 6700 during the weekend).

View almost 1300 FRIDAY Photos Here



Motorama 2018 - March 09, 10, 11 2018



Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo took place at the International Centre March 9-11 this year.
I'm working on 7000+ photos - please check back soon. For more info, please see Motorama



Ohsweken Speedway Thursday August 24, 2017



Matt Sheppard won the 75 lap Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified feature, followed by Chad Brachman, Pat Ward and Billy Decker. Dylan Westbrook won the Sprint feature and Phil Potts won the Go Nuclear Late Model feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are about 1200 PHOTOS .

I'll update more when i have time - i shot about 3700 photos during the evening.



Ohsweken Speedway Friday August 25, 2017



Charlie Sandercock won the Topless Late Model feature, followed by Jason Haskell and Kyle Sopaz. Mike Thorne won one Crate Sprint feature and Jesse McDonald won the second Crate feature. Ryan Dinning won the Thunder Stock feature, Nick Masi won the Art Hill Mini Stock Memorial feature, Bobby Tolton won the 2nd Mini Stock feature and Adam Plazek won the Bomber feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are about 900 PHOTOS .

I'll update more when i have time - I shot about 3000 photos during the evening.



Humberstone Speedway Sunday August 27, 2017


After shooting Juskasa Speedway during the day, i travelled to Humberstone for the Pete Cosco Memorial, arriving at intermission in time for the unique redraw. Details to follow. For full official results and more info, please see Humberstone Speedway .

Here are over 500 PHOTOS .

I'll update more when i have time - i shot about 1800 photos during the evening.



Sunset Speedway Monday May 22, 2017


The rained out Sunday Velocity show was run today. I attended most of it (sorry, missed the SLM, LM and Legends features) before heading out to Merrittville Speedway. Brandon Watson won the Super Late Model feature, Rick Walt won the Late Model feature, Matt Haufe won the Legends feature, Jordan Howse won the Super Stock feature and Eric Yorke won the Mini Stock feature. For more info, please see Sunset Speedway . I shot about 4400 photos during the day at Sunset.
Here are almost 1600 PHOTOS . I'll have more online when i have time - please check back.



Raptors, February 24, 2018


Not cars - playing in my other world of nature photography. People keep asking me what else i shoot. Here's a few samples. For more info, please see Canadian Raptor Conservancy .

Here are 600 PHOTOS .

I'll update more when i have time - i shot about 3800 photos during the day.



Canadian Auto Show, Toronto, Thursday February 22, 2018


The Canadian International Auto Show was held February 16-25 at the Toronto Covention Centre. For more info, please see Canadian Auto Show .
In addition to exotic cars, a Porsche display, and Art and the Automobile (classic cars) i photographed the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs. This program features over 3300 dog teams, which assist over 100,000 clients per year. For more info or to donate, please visit Subaru Therapy Dogs and Saint John Ambulance (search for Therapy Dogs) . There are about 1200 photos online now.

View about 1200 Photos Here





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