Wednesday, July 25, 2007

NCATS: Steckly Slowed by Electrical Problems in Edmonton

Edmonton, AB. Scott Steckly and the Erb Group #22 Dodge Charger race team wrapped up their two race western trip at the Grand Prix Edmonton this past Saturday July 21. The team was looking to build momentum from last weekends second place finish at Sun Valley Speedway, which saw Steckly come up mere inches away from notching his second career win. An excellent road racer, Steckly managed to qualify his Charger in fifth position.

Scott was able to remain in fifth place until lap eight when, an electrical problem began to slow the car. During some of the longer straight-aways at the 14 turn street course in Edmonton, the car was unable to generate very high RPM. As a result, Scott’s car began losing positions in a hurry. The team remained out on the track until the first caution and then went to the garage to check what was going wrong with the car. After trying to fix the car for 3 laps the pit crew could not figure out what was causing the lack of power. Rather than continue to look at the car, Scott returned to the track for the remainder of the race. He was underpowered, but did not loose any more laps. Steckly brought the Erb Group Dodge home in 27th place.

Scott said he was “excited to continue the success at Sun Valley Speedway from the previous week, but frustrated another problem occurred to the car. We qualified well again; unfortunately we could not do anything with it”.

The next race in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race is at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on August 4. This race is part of the NASCAR Busch Series debut in Canada.

In the drive for the 2007 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Championship, Scott Steckly currently sits in 15th place.

The 22 Racing team is proudly sponsored by: Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, International Dealers: Diamond International (Edmonton, AB), Sommers Motor Generator Sales, D.H. Jutzi Limited, Groeneveld, Thermo King of Eastern Canada, Twin City Graphics, Chris Root Precision Machine, Stratford Motor Products, Generation Filtration, Mr. Transmission (Guelph), Commercial Babcock, Classy Collectibles, Glasvan Great Dane, Motorsport Design, Milverton Garage.

For more information on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series visit or contact for information on the 22 Racing team.

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