Located just outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan sits the newly renamed, Sutherland Automotive Speedway. A 1/3-mile asphalt oval, that has been a mainstay on the NASCAR Pinty’s Series schedule since 2009.
TRACK PROFILE: SUTHERLAND AUTOMOTIVE SPEEDWAY
|Track||Sutherland Automotive Speedway|
|Location||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Qualifying Records||17.616 seconds (Scott Steckly, 2014)|
Originally opened in 2006 as Bridge City Speedway, with progressive banking in its corners, the Saskatoon track has had many names over its time, including Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and more recently, Wyant Group Raceway.
In 2009, the Pinty’s Series made its debut at the track, won by Scott Steckly after a back-and-forth battle with Don Thomson Jr.
The series recorded its fourth closest finish in series history at the track back in 2011. D.J. Kennington fought for the lead the entire race. On a restart with five laps to go, Kennington was pressed to defend his lead but on the final lap, lost it to Pete Shepherd III. Kennington crossed the line in second, 0.045 seconds behind Shepherd.
In 2017, NASCAR decided to change the format of the race at Sutherland, changing the 250-lap feature into two twin 125-lap races. The first doubleheaders were won by Alex Labbe and Cayden Lapcevich.
A year later the twin races were swept by two first-time winners, Donald Theetge and Cole Powell.
In 2019, L.P. Dumoulin won the first race of the evening, before a storm rolled through the area, dumping a mass amount of rain. After a serious delay to pump water out of the infield, Andrew Ranger dominated the second feature.
For the following two years, the series was unable to travel west due to the COVID-19 pandemic but now returns to Saskatoon with the highest car count the track has seen (23).
NASCAR Pinty’s Series Results at Sutherland Automotive Speedway
|Year||Date||Race Name||Race Winner||Complete Results|
|2019||07-24-2019||Bayer Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 125 #2||Andrew Ranger||Results|
|2019||07-24-2019||Bayer Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 125 #1||L.P. Dumoulin||Results|
|2018||07-25-2018||Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 125 #2||Cole Powell||Results|
|2018||07-25-2018||Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 125 #1||Donald Theetge||Results|
|2017||07-26-2017||Velocity Prairie Thunder #2||Cayden Lapcevich||Results|
|2017||07-26-2017||Velocity Prairie Thunder #1||Alex Labbe||Results|
|2016||07-27-2016||Velocity Prairie Thunder 250||Cayden Lapcevich||Results|
|2015||07-15-2015||Velocity Prairie Thunder 250||Scott Steckly||Results|
|2014||07-16-2014||Velocity Prairie Thunder 250||L.P. Dumoulin||Results|
|2013||07-17-2013||Velocity Prairie Thunder||Scott Steckly||Results|
|2012||07-25-2012||Velocity Prairie Thunder||D.J. Kennington||Results|
|2011||07-27-2011||Velocity Prairie Thunder||Pete Shepherd III||Results|
|2010||08-04-2010||Velocity Prairie Thunder||D.J. Kennington||Results|
|2009||07-29-2009||Velocity Prairie Thunder||Scott Steckly||Results|