Tuesday, July 24, 2007

NCATS: Whitlock eighth in Edmonton

EDMONTON, AB - Dave Whitlock driver of the #39 Dickies/Hamilton Tiger-Cats/NMT Dodge Charger finished up the western swing with another top ten finish in Edmonton by crossing the finish line in eighth.

Whitlock who fielded a three car team this weekend in Edmonton as Pierre Bourque driver of the #29 Conservative Party Dodge Charger joined him and regular teammate Mark Dilley, qualified his Charger in fourth spot for Saturday's Edmonton 100. Dilley would start in tenth and Bourque would line up 25th.

Whitlock took the green flag in the Edmonton 100 on Saturday in front of full house of enthusiastic race fans. He settled into fourth for the first few laps then fell back a few positions. With some bumping and banging the #39 driver found himself shuffled back to eighth where he would cross the finish line.

"The car was good but I had a slight problem with braking going into corner one and that is where the other cars were overtaking us," said Whitlock after the race. "Overall it was a good western swing for us."

Finish 1. #84 J.R. Fitzpatrick, 2 #27 Andrew Ranger 3. #88 Robin Buck 4. #17 D.J. Kennington 5. #4 Don Thomson Jr.

The #39 Dickies/Hamilton Tiger-Cats/NMT Dodge Charger team now find themselves moved into the top ten in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series point standings as they head home to prepare for the trek to Montreal where they will be a companion event to the NASCAR Busch Series race on August 3rd and 4th.

Williamson-Dickie Canada Co. is a subsidiary of Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company of Fort Worth, Texas. Since its beginnings in Forth Worth, Texas in 1922, the Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company has grown from a humble manufacturer of bib overalls into a global brand powerhouse, with Dickies work pants, shirts, denim, outerwear, school uniforms, outdoor gear, medical and chefs apparel and an extensive licensing program offering sturdy head-to-toe clothing options for hardworking men and women of all ages, professions, regions and interests. Williamson-Dickie operates through subsidiaries in North America, Canada and Europe as well as exclusive distributorship around the world. Dickies products are available at select retailers across Canada and the Dickies Factory Outlet store in Hanover, Ont. For more information please visit www.dickiescanada.com

Whitlock Motorsports is a professional racing business located in Wyoming, ON just outside of Sarnia. The 5,000 square foot dedicated motorsports facility houses up to eight race cars, a chassis dyno and all the necessary tools to field a competitive two car race team. Dave Whitlock boasts three National CASCAR Championships, 1991, 1997 and 1998 along with several top three National Championship finishes, while teammate Mark Dilley has one National CASCAR Championship to his credit in 1994. Both teams have consistently posted finishes in the Top Six in the National Point Standings since Dilley joined the Whitlock team in 1999.

From Linda Jones

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