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Luke Gignac, ADAMS Motorsports Crowned 2017 OSCAAR Modified Champion

A third-place finish in the Autumn Colours Classic worked out perfectly for Luke Gignac and ADAMS Motorsports as it allowed the Orillia, Ontario-based team to clinch the 2017 OSCAAR Modified Championship.

The weekend didn’t start off cleanly for Gignac, though, who went for a slide through the grass on the opening lap of his first heat before placing second. He then rebounded to pick up a win in the second qualifier.

Starting on pole virtue of his Chase for the Colours victory, he led the first 16 laps before fading back to second behind eventual race winner Gary McLean. He continued to battle hard, fading back to third on Lap 35, before crossing the line in third.

“It’s just great to be here,” Giganc said. “It’s unbelievable to win a championship in a class of guys like this. Before this race, the car wouldn’t start – but two teams stepped up, and the 8 (Gary McLean) team and the 56 (Jase Cornell) team. They stepped up so I have to thank them as without their help, I wouldn’t have made it out here and won the championship.”

ADAMS Motorsports is proud to be supported by PBS Motors and Pumps, Fox’s Bakery and Deli, OTD Building Supplies, Wolseley Canada, Dave Wiggins Custom Exhaust, Heritage Heating, Wix Filters, TSS Top Shops, Morton Metals, and Dwinnells Family Movers. Also, shout-out to Howard Race Engines and Bayside Automotive for your support, as well.

Be sure to keep up with ADAMS Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adamsmotorsportsmodified/?fref=ts and checking out their website at http://www.adamsmotorsports99.com.

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Luke Gignac Involved in Late-Race Incident at Flamboro Speedway

Photo Courtesy of Debbie-Jo Zardo

While poised for a strong run on Sunday afternoon at Flamboro Speedway, Luke Gignac was involved in a late-race incident.

Gignac began the weekend by finishing fifth in his first heat, followed by a runner-up in the second qualifier.

Starting seventh for the 30-lap feature, he would drop back to eighth in the early stages, remaining there until the first caution at Lap 10 for an incident on the backstretch. The restart saw him drop back another spot to ninth, with a second yellow flag waving at Lap 18.

The restart gave him an opportunity to move forward, moving up to eighth, and looking for seventh when the caution flew for a spin ahead of him in turn two. Restarting seventh, he was able to pass Tolton on the restart to move up to sixth, before the next yellow flag with four laps to go. Although he was fast on the restart, contact resulted between him and Reinhart, resulting in Reinhart going around.  Gignac was then sent to the tail of the field as an involved car.

Restarting last, he would battle hard, ultimately crossing the finish line in ninth for his ninth top-10 of 2017.

The top-10 was enough to jolt him up to the top of the points standings, nine markers ahead of Chris Milwain entering the final event of 2017.

ADAMS Motorsports and Gignac will be back in action at Peterborough Speedway on October 6 through 8, as part of the track’s Autumn Colours Classic weekend. Stay tuned to OSCAAR’s website (http://www.oscaar.ca) and Peterborough Speedway’s website for details surrounding the event.

ADAMS Motorsports is proud to be supported by PBS Motors and Pumps, Fox’s Bakery and Deli, OTD Building Supplies, Wolseley Canada, Dave Wiggins Custom Exhaust, Heritage Heating, Wix Filters, TSS Top Shops, Morton Metals, and Dwinnells Family Movers. Also, shout-out to Howard Race Engines and Bayside Automotive for your support, as well.

Be sure to keep up with ADAMS Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adamsmotorsportsmodified/?fref=ts and checking out their website at http://www.adamsmotorsports99.com.

Luke Gignac Scores Runner-Up, Takes Over OSCAAR Modified Points Lead

Running up front and leading laps on Sunday at Sunset Speedway paid off for Luke Giganc en route to a podium finish.

He was fast in qualifying on Saturday, posting a fourth-place finish in his first heat, followed by a runner-up in the second qualifier.

Starting on pole for the feature, he would battle side-by-side with Matt Barton for the opening five laps, before Barton was able to clear him. He was then able to remain second until the first caution flew at Lap 13 for an incident in turn two.

Restarting second, he once again battled side-by-side with Barton for the lead, before taking the top spot. He would lead until the third caution flew for a spin in turn two at Lap 18.

Restarting as the leader, he battled for the top spot with Chris Milwain, falling back to second with 14 laps to go. He would then drop back another spot two spots, running fourth at Lap 29, with the caution flying two laps later for an incident in turn two.

Restarting in fourth, he battled with the leaders, moving up into second with six laps to go. He would remain there, holding off the challenge from behind, to score a runner-up finish.

The podium was enough to jolt him up to the top of the points standings, 13 markers ahead of AJ Emms entering the final two events of 2017.

ADAMS Motorsports and Gignac will be back in action at Flamboro Speedway on September 30 and October 1, as part of the track’s Frostoberfest weekend. Stay tuned to OSCAAR’s website (http://www.oscaar.ca) and Flamboro Speedway’s website (http://www.flamborospeedway.ca) for details surrounding the event.

ADAMS Motorsports is proud to be supported by PBS Motors and Pumps, Fox’s Bakery and Deli, OTD Building Supplies, Wolseley Canada, Dave Wiggins Custom Exhaust, Heritage Heating, Wix Filters, TSS Top Shops, Morton Metals, and Dwinnells Family Movers. Also, shout-out to Howard Race Engines and Bayside Automotive for your support, as well.

Be sure to keep up with ADAMS Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adamsmotorsportsmodified/?fref=ts and checking out their website at http://www.adamsmotorsports99.com.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com

Luke Gignac Sweeps Heats, Caught Up in Crash at Sauble Speedway

While the night started off well for Luke Gignac at Sauble Speedway, it shouldn’t didn’t end how ADAMS Motorsports envisioned.

Gignac started off the night fast, sweeping both heats to bring his qualifier victory total to five thus far this season.

Starting eighth for the feature, he immediately began to make up ground, running fifth in the early stages of the event. He would avoid a spin by a fellow competitor to move up to fourth, set for another solid run.

Through the middle portion of the feature, Gignac ran solidly in the top-five, poised for another strong run as he was right there with the race leaders all race long.

However, on the final restart of the event with six laps to go, the pair of leaders were battling hard and closely, and ended up making contact. Unfortunately, Gignac was left with nowhere to go, and got caught up in the wreck.

As a result, he would be credited with 12th-place for his first finish outside of the top-10 this season.

His success this year allows him to stay close in the points, though, as he will enter the next event sitting second in points, just four markers behind A.J. Emms.

ADAMS Motorsports and Gignac will be back in action at Sunset Speedway on September 23 and 24, as part of the track’s Velocity 250 weekend. Stay tuned to OSCAAR’s website (http://www.oscaar.ca) and Sunset Speedway’s website (http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca) for details surrounding the event.

ADAMS Motorsports is proud to be supported by PBS Motors and Pumps, Fox’s Bakery and Deli, OTD Building Supplies, Wolseley Canada, Dave Wiggins Custom Exhaust, Heritage Heating, Wix Filters, TSS Top Shops, Morton Metals, and Dwinnells Family Movers. Also, shout-out to Howard Race Engines and Bayside Automotive for your support, as well.

Be sure to keep up with ADAMS Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adamsmotorsportsmodified/?fref=ts and checking out their website at http://www.adamsmotorsports99.com.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin / Photo by T.W. Robarts Photos

Luke Gignac Scores Second OSCAAR Modified Feature Victory

On Saturday night at Peterborough Speedway, Luke Gignac put together an amazing night, en route to picking up his second career OSCAAR Modified feature victory.

Gignac started off the night solidly, placing second in his first heat, before winning the second qualifier.

Starting third in the feature, Gignac immediately made his way up to second, challenging Gary Elliott for the top spot through the opening laps. He would slip back a spot to third behind Cory Horner shortly thereafter, following in line. The pair of leaders would then make contact on Lap 13, resulting in them being sent to the rear of the field.

Gignac would inherit the lead, and didn’t look back the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory with a 10-car length lead ahead of the field. It marks his second feature victory of 2017, and notably he has only posted one finish outside of the top-five all year long. The victory also locks him into the pole position for the 25th Annual Autumn Colours Classic in October.

“This team never gives up,” team owner Allen Adams posted on the team’s facebook page. “Can’t thank you guys enough – Luke Gignac,Mike Peach, Cherie Gignac, Dianna Adams and John Dalton. You guy are awesome and (we) could not do this without you.”

The victory also allows him to take over the points lead, three markers ahead of Cory Horner.

ADAMS Motorsports and Gignac will be back in action later on this month on Saturday, August 19 at Sauble Speedway. Earlier this season, Gignac posted a fifth-place finish at the beach.

ADAMS Motorsports is proud to be supported by PBS Motors and Pumps, Fox’s Bakery and Deli, OTD Building Supplies, Wolseley Canada, Dave Wiggins Custom Exhaust, Heritage Heating, Wix Filters, TSS Top Shops, Morton Metals, and Dwinnells Family Movers. Also, shout-out to Howard Race Engines and Bayside Automotive for your support, as well.

Be sure to keep up with ADAMS Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adamsmotorsportsmodified/?fref=ts and checking out their website at http://www.adamsmotorsports99.com.  

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin / Photo by Debbie Spence

Luke Gignac Scores Podium Finish at Flamboro Speedway

On Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway, Luke Gignac put together a smooth feature en route to scoring a podium finish.

Gignac started off the night solidly, placing second in both of his qualifying heats.

Starting fifth in the 30-lap feature, he slipped back to sixth in the early stages before avoiding a spin ahead of him at Lap 6 to move back into the top-five. Restarting fifth, he once again dropped back to sixth and remained there till the second caution. Following the second restart, he moved up two spots into third and remained there till the third yellow flag at Lap 13.

Restarting third, he held off the field behind him, but was unable to track down the top-two drivers in the second half of the event. As a result, he crossed the finish line in third.

With only one finish outside of the top-five this season, Gignac sits third in the OSCAAR standings, seven points behind points leader Cory Horner.

ADAMS Motorsports and Gignac will be back in action this weekend at Peterborough Speedway for the Chase for the Colours.

ADAMS Motorsports is proud to be supported by PBS Motors and Pumps, Fox’s Bakery and Deli, OTD Building Supplies, Wolseley Canada, Dave Wiggins Custom Exhaust, Heritage Heating, Wix Filters, TSS Top Shops, Morton Metals, and Dwinnells Family Movers.

Be sure to keep up with ADAMS Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adamsmotorsportsmodified/?fref=ts and checking out their website at http://www.adamsmotorsports99.com.

Luke Gignac Rebounds for Top-10 at Kawartha Speedway

Despite going around for a quick spin, Luke Gignac rebounded for a top-10 finish at Kawartha Speedway.

The ADAMS Motorsports driver showed speed during qualifying, placing sixth in his first heat, followed by a third in the second qualifier.

Starting the feature from the ninth position, he began to move his way forward in the early stages, though would end up turned around in turn two on Lap 5.

Restarting at the tail of the field, he barely escaped the wreck off turn four on the restart to gain some ground. On the second attempt to restart the event, he continued to move forward, escaping the incidents that followed without damage to cross the finish line in ninth.

With his first finish outside of the top-five this season, Gignac drops to third in the OSCAAR standings, 14 points behind Cory Horner.

ADAMS Motorsports and Gignac will be back in action this weekend at Flamboro Speedway on July 29.

ADAMS Motorsports is proud to be supported by PBS Motors and Pumps, Fox’s Bakery and Deli, OTD Building Supplies, Wolseley Canada, Dave Wiggins Custom Exhaust, Heritage Heating, Wix Filters, TSS Top Shops, Morton Metals, and Dwinnells Family Movers.

Be sure to keep up with ADAMS Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adamsmotorsportsmodified/?fref=ts and checking out their website at http://www.adamsmotorsports99.com.