The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series tackles an oval track for the second time in as many weeks at Delaware (Ont.) Speedway. The EMCO 200 presented by Niagara Plumbing Supply and McKeough Supply is set for Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET.
Coming off their best race of the season where they qualified and finished all three cars in the top-10 on the Milwaukee Mile, KV Racing Technology drivers Tony Kanaan, E.J. Viso and Rubens Barrichello will be looking to continue their strong performances on ovals this weekend at the Iowa Corn Indy 250, June 22-23, on the .875-mile Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.
Saavedra last ran Firestone Indy Lights at Iowa Speedway in 2010, where he started on the pole and led every lap to win the race. He also raced at the short oval last year as part of the IZOD IndyCar Series, but was involved in a crash and did not complete the race.
Going into a season running a new type of car, you'd think the biggest thing that'd stand in the way of having a good, solid finish would be learning how to drive the cars. However, so far for Rob Poole and team, it's been bad luck that has been bitten him so far.
The drivers do a left turn followed by a right turn. They have to do it at least ten times per lap for a total of 64 laps. The slightest mishap in the middle of a turn and the drivers will find themselves on the side of the road completely engulfed in a dust storm.
On Monday, Brennan Poole showed why he is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards points leader as he drove the fastest lap in the open test at Chicagoland Speedway. He got around the 1.5-mile oval in 30.949 seconds with an average speed of 174.481 mph.
The two-time defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champion at Waterford Speedbowl, Keith Rocco is banking on his extensive experience at the southeastern Connecticut facility to give him a leg up on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition in the Mr. Rooter 161 on Saturday, June 23.