In only his second appearance of the season, David Thorndyke had a tall order to fight his way from last place in the Clarington 200. Despite inconsistent race appearances in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this season, Torndyke showed his ability to gain positions in the season opener, where he collected an impressive 14 positions. His #67 LubeSource Chevrolet was so good in the first practice, the team opted to not run the final practice. "We know what we had, so we didn't want to work our equipment too hard," Crew Chief Adam Thorndyke said. Despite the solid car, the team struggled during qualifying, and in one session there was a lot of fluid on the track despite thorough cleanup attempts. The team also battled a very congested field, with 36 cars in this race's line up. Thorndyke qualified last place – 36th. "The other issue was getting a clear lap, I just couldn't get a clean lap without traffic," #67 said after qualifying. "We're not worried about it, we came from deep in the field in the spring," The team opted to use the same strategy that paid off so well earlier in the season, by remaining patient and methodical. #67 worked hard to avoid trouble, which was not an easy task in a race that ended up recording a record six cautions. Thorndyke continued to push forward, choosing to pit for fuel and not take tires in an attempt to improve track position. #67's tactic paid off beautifully, he gained 14 spots before the race was called under a red flag due to a multivehicle accident. He recorded a 22nd place finish. "I'm really happy with how our race went, the car doesn't have a mark on it and we gained a lot of spots," Thorndyke said. " We're really happy for our partners LubeSource and ThreeWorks Snacks. We're a small, part-time team but we really made the most out of our day and I've got to thank everyone for working so hard." David Thorndyke and the #67 LubeSource Chevrolet team have completed their racing schedule for the 2013 season. In the weeks ahead they will begin planning for 2014. They encourage all race fans to enjoy the final oval events in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Barrie & Kawartha. For more NASCAR Canadian Tire Series information log onto www.nascar.ca and to learn more about the #67 LubeSource Chevy team go to www.promotiveracing.com This release prepared by TL Sports & Entertainment, todd@tlsportsent.com (239) 961-2618

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series racer David Thorndyke of Oshawa, ON is anxious to get back into action as the series returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on the Labour Day weekend. Thorndyke is also pleased to welcome new associate sponsor ThreeWorks Snacks to their #67 Lubesource Chevrolet program. "This is going to be a fun partnership for us to be involved with ThreeWorks Snacks" said Thorndyke. "They distribute all kinds of great healthy snacks including Sugarpova by Maria Sharapova the tennis star and we'll be offering samples for the race fans during the weekend" he added. The entire team is excited to be back in action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for several reasons. The biggest of which was Thorndyke's marvelous performance in the opening round of the season on the same track where he gained 14 positions during the race. "We used a little strategy and I just tried to be really consistent and it worked out really well for us" explained the driver. "We're expecting to be even more competitive at this event". The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series shares the racing spotlight with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on the weekend as the trucks compete on the road course for the first time. "It's exciting to be part of that event and a number of the truck guys are running the NCATS race as well so it will be a good challenge for everyone. This will be a great event for the area" stated Thorndyke. David Thorndyke and the #67 LubeSource Chevrolet team will hit the track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, ON for practice and qualifying on Saturday August 31st and race Sunday September 1st. The race can also be seen live on TSN at 11AM Eastern. For more NASCAR Canadian Tire Series information log onto www.nascar.ca and to learn more about the #67 LubeSource Chevy team go to www.promotiveracing.com This release prepared by TL Sports & Entertainment, todd@tlsportsent.com (239) 961-2618

Photo Credit:Mathew Manor

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