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We hope to be your information source for all things related to grass roots motorsports in Southern Ontario. We feature the Photos of Derek Smith (over 1 Million original photos now!) . We also have over 1300 links, and you can build your own personal Favourites list.

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New And Noteworthy

My personal favourites for news:
For local NEWS, check out Inside Track News , Ontario Oval and On Dirt .
A good source for SHORT TRACK Late Model news is Speed51.
Up-to-date DIRT TRACK news can be located at Dirt Track Digest.
NASCAR news and rumours can be found at Jayski.
For INTERNATIONAL news, check out Auto Racing Daily. and Racer.
More news: Interest Sites Canada and Interest Sites U.S.A. .
The Toronto Star features articles by Norris McDonald .
A good source for the history of local short tracks is Canadian Racer.
A popular message board - Canadian Racing Online
For your weekly Canadian short track fix visit Race Time Radio.



Mike Kiers and Derek Smith at Flamboro Speedway

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

In 2016, i visited Flamboro 24 times - there are over 57,000 Flamboro photos online from 2016.

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.

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



Next Race at Flamboro Speedway Saturday May 27, 2017

Flamboro Speedway's next race features OSCAAR Super Late Models, Modifieds and Hot Rods, plus Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks . For more details, please see Flamboro Speedway .





Latest Additions to racepulse.com



Updates to racepulse.com - Saturday May 27, 2017

Flamboro May 20 is online.

I just completed a 4 day weekend of 23,000 photos at 7 races - now i'm back at the computer trying to sort them all out .

Last year i attended 106 events (races/car shows). This has left me kinda backlogged - too many photos, and not enough time, with family emergencies adding to my backlog. For example, i was shooting at races 7 out of 10 days (8 races); and had a run of 13 out of 20 days at 15 races (about 51,000 photos), so i've been away from the computer a lot.

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


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

Flamboro Speedway PLM CVM Saturday May 20, 2017
Ohsweken Speedway practice Friday May 12, 2017
Flamboro Speedway Saturday May 13, 2017
Collector Car Auction Saturday May 6, 2017
Collector Car Auction Sunday May 7, 2017
Collector Car Auction Friday May 5, 2017
Sunset Speedway Sunday April 23, 2017
Flamboro Speedway Saturday April 29, 2017
Merrittville Speedway Sprints Mods Sprtm Lites April 22, 2017
Canadian Vintage Modifieds reunion Sat April 22, 2017
Merrittville practice Saturday April 15, 2017
Ohsweken Friday June 17, 2016
Sunset NASCAR Pinty's Saturday June 18, 2016
CTMP Historic GP Sunday June 19, 2016
Ohsweken Speedway Friday June 24, 2016
Humberstone Speedway Sunday June 26, 2016

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

Ohsweken Speedway Friday July 8, 2016
Sunset Speedway Saturday July 2, 2016
Delaware Speedway APC Friday July 1, 2016
Humberstone Speedway Sunday July 3, 2016
Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park GP Sunday July 10, 2016
Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park GP Saturday July 9, 2016
Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park GP Friday July 8, 2016
Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park GP Thursday July 7, 2016
Peterboro APC ProLM Saturday July 16, 2016
Toronto Indy Friday July 15, 2016
Toronto Indy Saturday July 16, 2016
Toronto Indy Sunday July 17, 2016
Ohsweken Speedway Friday July 22, 2016
Humberstone Speedway - Go Nuclear LM - Sunday July 24, 2016
Toronto Auto Show Friday February 17, 2017
Motorama Sunday March 12, 2017
Motorama Saturday March 11, 2017
Motorama Friday March 10, 2017
Ohsweken Speedway Sprints - Kahne, Late Models Monday July 25, 2016
Humberstone Speedway All Canadian Sunday July 31, 2016
Merrittville Speedway DIRTcar Big Block mods Monday August 1, 2016
Ohsweken Speedway ESS (partial show - rainout) Friday August 5, 2016
Humberstone Speedway SOS Sunday August 7, 2016
Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park VRRA Vintage Motorcycles Friday August 12, 2016
Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park Superbike Motorcycles Friday August 19, 2016
Ohsweken Speedway extra features Friday August 19, 2016
Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park Superbike Motorcycles Sunday August 21, 2016
Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park NASCAR trucks, Pinty's Saturday Sep 3, 2016
Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours Friday October 7, 2016
Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours Saturday October 8, 2016
Flamboro Speedway Banquet Sat Jan 28, 2017
Canadian Vintage Modifieds Banquet Sat Jan 21, 2017




Sunset Speedway Saturday May 27, 2017


Brandon Watson won the 100 lap APC Pro Late Model feature, followed by Matt Pritiko, Shawn Chenoweth, Andrew Gresel and Shawn McGlynn. Earlier, Jamie Cox set fast time with 14.221. Jason Keen won both Canadian Vintage Modified features and Eric Yorke won the Mini Stock feature. For full official results and more info, please see Sunset Speedway , APC Series and Canadian Vintage Modifieds . I shot almost 6600 photos during the morning, afternoon and evening. The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.



Merrittville Speedway Monday May 22, 2017


The 66 lap Modified Brian Stevens Memorial was won by Mat Williamson, with Erick Rudolph 2nd and Tim Jones 3rd. Charlie Sandercock won the RUSH Late Model feature, Mitch Dumont won the Pro4 Truck feature and Alex Riley won the 4 cylinder feature. For full official results and more info, please see Merrittville Speedway . I shot about 3000 photos during the evening. The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.



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 full official results and more info, please see Sunset Speedway . I shot about 4400 photos during the day at Sunset. The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.



Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park Sunday May 21, 2017


The last day of the Victoria Day Weekend featured the NASCAR Pinty's Series race. Kevin Lacroix was 1st, Andrew Ranger 2nd, Gary Klutt 3rd, Cayden Lapcevich 4th and Alex Labbe 5th. There were also races for the Pirelli World Challenge Series (TC/TCA/TCB/Sprint-X GT), the Nissan Micra Cup, the Porsche GT3 Cup and the Canadian Touring Car Cup. For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park , World Challenge Series and NASCAR Pinty's Series . I shot about 3800 SUNDAY photos during the day. (total for the weekend at CTMP - over 10,000). The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.



Flamboro Speedway Saturday May 20, 2017


Kevin Albers won the Pro Late Model feature, Brian Atkinson won the Canadian Vintage Modified feature, Mark Lucas won the Pro4 Modified feature, (the 2nd PLM, CVM and P4 features were rained out), Nick Troback and Brandon McFerran won the Super Stock features, Shawn Taylor and Russ Aicken won the Mini Stock features, and Mark Thorne and Clinton Kerkhof won the Pure Stock features. For full official results and more info, please see Flamboro Speedway , Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Pro4 Modified . There are about 2100 photos online now.

View about 2100 Photos Here



Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park Saturday May 20, 2017


The Victoria Day Weekend featured the NASCAR Pinty's Series, the Pirelli World Challenge Series (TC/TCA/TCB/Sprint-X GT), the Nissan Micra Cup, the Porsche GT3 Cup and the Canadian Touring Car Cup. Today's photos included the NASCAR Pinty's Series practice from pit road. Kevin Lacroix set fast time in the Pinty's Series with 82.81 seconds. For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park , World Challenge Series and NASCAR Pinty's Series . I shot 3700 SATURDAY photos during the day (see also Fri and Sun). The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.



Ohsweken Speedway Friday May 19, 2017


Alex Hill won the Sprint feature, Ryan Hunsinger won the Crate Sprint feature, Dave Bailey won the Thunder Stock feature, Jon Janssens won the Mini Stock feature and Lucas Smith won the Bomber feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway . I shot about 2200 photos during the evening. The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.



Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park Friday May 19, 2017


The Victoria Day Weekend featured the NASCAR Pinty's Series, the Pirelli World Challenge Series (TC/TCA/TCB/Sprint-X GT), the Nissan Micra Cup, the Porsche GT3 Cup and the Canadian Touring Car Cup. Today all but the NASCAR series were on track. For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park , World Challenge Series and NASCAR Pinty's Series . I shot about 3100 FRIDAY photos during the day (see also Sat and Sun). The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.



Flamboro Speedway Saturday May 13, 2017



The Lucas Oil Sportsman Series 100 lap race was won by Chad McGlynn, with Brandt Graham finishing second. The Can-Am Midget feature was taken by Adam Racine, with Mack DeMan 2nd, Ryan Fraser 3rd, Adam Stahle 4th and Darren Dryden 5th. Jake Gilbert and Russ Aicken won Mini Stock features and Tim Norris won the Pro Challenge feature. For full official results and more info, please see Flamboro Speedway . There are over 4200 photos online now.

View over 4200 Photos Here



Ohsweken Speedway Friday May 12, 2017


Ohsweken held a test and tune night, open to all divisions. For more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway . There are about 2300 photos online now.

View about 2300 Photos Here



Collector Car Auction Sunday May 7, 2017


Today was the last day of the Spring edition of the Classic Car Auction, held at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga. For more info, please see ccpauctions . There are over 700 SUNDAY photos online now (see also Friday and Saturday - 3300 photos).

View over 700 Photos Here



Collector Car Auction Saturday May 6, 2017


The Spring edition of the Classic Car Auction was held at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga. Today i shot the auctioning and many of the cars . For more info, please see ccpauctions . There are about 1900 photos online now (see also Friday and Sunday).

View about 1900 SATURDAY Photos Here



Collector Car Auction Friday May 5, 2017


The Spring edition of the Classic Car Auction was held at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga. The first of the 3 days featured numerous memorabilia as well as some cars. For more info, please see ccpauctions . There are over 600 FRIDAY photos online now (see also Saturday and Sunday).

View over 600 FRIDAY Photos Here



Flamboro Speedway Saturday April 29, 2017


Flamboro's opening night had Chris Howse and Nick Troback winning Super Stock features, Mark and Wayde Thorne winning Pure Stock features, Billy Schwartzenberg and Russ Aicken winning Mini Stock features and Dan Nanticoke and Mike Westwood winning Pro4 Modified features. For full official results and more info, please see Flamboro Speedway and Pro4 Modified . There are almost 2000 photos online now.

View almost 2000 Photos Here



Sunset Speedway Sunday April 23, 2017


Sunset held an open practice for all of their regular divisions today. For more info, please see Sunset Speedway . There are about 1600 photos online now.

View about 1600 Photos Here



Merrittville Speedway Saturday April 22, 2017


Merrittville's first night of racing, the 'Spring Sizzler', had the Patriot Sprints visiting. Jason Barney won the Sprint Car feature, followed by Chris Steele, Cory Turner and Jake Brown. Tim Jones won the Modified feature. Mat Williamson was 2nd and Chad Brachmann 3rd. Paul Gaboury won the Sportsman feature and Josh Sliter won the Mod Lites feature. For full official results and more info, please see Merrittville Speedway . There are about 2900 photos online now.

View about 2900 Photos Here



Canadian Vintage Modifieds Reunion Saturday April 22, 2017


On Saturday afternoon, the Canadian Vintage Modifieds held a reunion in Dundas, Ontario. A note about the Radio Controlled model of Mike Podd's car. It was built in 1997 or 98 by Joran Krupp, and has a fully working suspension - very impressive. For more info, please see Canadian Vintage Modifieds . There are almost 300 photos online now.

View almost 300 Photos Here



Merrittville Speedway Saturday April 15, 2017


I attended Merrittville's open practice - there were cars from many divisions in attendance for about 4 hours of track time. For more info, please see Merrittville Speedway . There are about 3400 photos online now.

View about 3400 Photos Here



Ohsweken Speedway Friday June 17, 2016


After shooting at CTMP during the day, i travelled to Ohsweken for their show. Mitch Brown won the Sprint Car feature, followed by Glenn Styres and Cory Turner. Mack DeMan won the Crate Sprint Car feature, Ryan Dinning won the Thunder Stock feature, Brandon Crumbie won the Mini Stock feature and Wayde Thorne won the Bomber feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway . I shot about 2500 photos during the evening. The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.

Meahwhile, here are some SAMPLE PHOTOS



Sunset Speedway Saturday June 18, 2016



The NASCAR Pinty's Series 300 lap race was won by Alex Tagliani. Cayden Lapcevich (who set fast time) was 2nd, Larry Jackson 3rd, Adam Martin 4th, Kevin Lacroix 5th, DJ Kennington 6th, Josh Collins 7th and Andrew Ranger 8th. For full official results and more info, please see Sunset Speedway and NASCAR Pinty's Series . I shot over 4300 photos during the afternoon and evening. The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.

Meahwhile, here are some SAMPLE PHOTOS



Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park Sunday June 19, 2016



The Canadian Historic Grand Prix was held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park June 17-19. Classes included FV Spectacular, Classic G70-G90, VH under 1.3, VH over 1.3, Monoposto and Toyo F1600. There was also a demonstration of historic Can-Am cars. For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and VARAC . I shot about 3900 photos during the day (about 8500 over the weekend). The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.

Meahwhile, here are some SAMPLE PHOTOS



Humberstone Speedway Sunday June 26, 2016


After shooting Flamboro's enduro, i travelled to Humberstone. Shone Evans won the Crate Sprint Car feature, Brad Rouse won the Sportsman feature, Chad Homan won the Late Model feature, Dave Bailey won the Street Stock feature, Kyle Rothwell won the Mini Stock feature and Dillon Llord won the Truck feature. For full official results and more info, please see Humberstone Speedway . I shot about 2200 photos during the evening. The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.

Meahwhile, here are some SAMPLE PHOTOS



Ohsweken Speedway Friday June 24, 2016


Steve Poirier won the Sprint Car feature, followed by Mitch Brown, Dain Naida and Dave Dykstra. Jesse McDonald won the Crate Sprint feature, Ryan Dinning won the Thunder Stock feature, Jon Janssens won the Mini Stock feature and Jerry Burnham won the Bomber feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway . I shot almost 2300 photos during the evening. The photos will be online as soon as i can - please check back.

Meahwhile, here are some SAMPLE PHOTOS





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