Meet the EIR RACERS!

 2022 RACERS

 

Name: JONNIE PETERS

Car Number: 5

Class: NASCAR PURE STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: PONTIAC SUNFIRE

Hometown: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE

How Long Have You Been Racing? 3 YEARS

Sponsors: 

Pit Crew: JONATHAN PETERS, THE CRANDALLS, LARRY

Thanks To: MY DAD FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN!

 

 

Name: RYAN WALKER

Car Number: 14

Class: NASCAR PURE STOCKS

Make/Model of Car: 1998 CHEVY CAVALIER

Hometown: LEDUC

Sponsors: Calmar Big Country Repair & Paint Ltd.

Pit Crew: April Shelley

Thanks to: DOUG & KERRI FOR THE SUPPORT & TEACHING US WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW!

Race Experience: The first race I ever did was a mechanics race on dirt. Then in 2020 was my first race on pavement at EIR and have loved every minute of it.

 

Name: MITCHELL BUSHNELL

Car Number: 36

Class: NASCAR Thunder Car

Make & Model of Car: 1981 Pontiac Firebird

Hometown: Gwynne

How Long Have you Been Racing: Raced Pure Stocks for 3 years. Now making the move up to Thunder Cars for my first year.

Sponsors: RWR Trucking Inc., Heartland Bowling Rasmuson Seed Farm Ltd.

Pit Crew: Garry Bushnell, Mike Larson, Ron Elder Jr.

Thanks To: Thank you Ron & Loretta for keeping our track running and to all the Fans that come to watch every weekend. Thank you to my family and friends for all the support to keep running for Championships every year.

Name: JUSTIN MCTAVISH

Car Number: 14

Class: IMCA MODIFIEDS

Make & Model of Car: 2005 JUS-CO RACING CHASSIS

Hometown: Onoway

How Long Have You Been Racing: 15 Years racing Modifieds, 2016 Roy Ross Memorial Winner, 2014 EIR Track Champion, 2021 EIR Track Champion, 2nd in Canadian Points for 2021

Sponsors: JUS-CO RACING

Pit Crew: Scott Henderson

Fun Fact: I have 2 Brothers and my Dad that also run Modifieds and an Uncle & Grandfather that use to run Modifieds as well. My Dad is the longest "still competing" licensed IMCA Modified Driver in Canada. 

Name: SKYE BRENNEMAN

Car Number: 50

Class: FUTURE STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: 1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE

Hometown: MILLET

Sponsors: SBR & RENDALL RACING

Pit Crew: TYRELL BRENNEMAN, DON RENDALL

Race Experience: 1 YEAR

Thanks To: RENDALL RACING AND MY FAMILY & FRIENDS, MY DAD & GRANDPA

Fun Fact: At age 11 I raced my enduro race and beat my Dad! I also beat my Aunt, Uncles and Dad by receiving a second place trophy my first year!

Name: AINSLEE RUSNELL

Car Number: 15

Class: FUTURE STOCK

Make & Model of Car: 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

Hometown: Edmonton

Race Experience: Ainslee raced in 2021 in the Future Stock Class and finished the season as Rookie of The Year.

Sponsors: Anthem Tattoo Collective, Vanko Transport & Repair, Maximum Mechanical Repair, Day & Co Siler Willow

Pit Crew: Ryan Rusnell, Rick Rusnell, Reed Rusnell & many friends and Family!

Thanks To: All of my Family, Friends & Fans!

Fun Fact: I traded my Ballet Shoes for Racing Boots!

Name: DON LAWRENCE

Car Number: 08

Class: NASCAR THUNDER CAR 

Make & Model of Car: 1991 MERCURY COUGAR

Hometown: FORT SASKATCHEWAN

Race Experience: SOAP BOX, MOTOCROSS, CROSS COUNTRY, DRAG RACING, DIRT & PAVEMENT OVAL, MODIFIEDS, LATE MODELS, SNOWMOBILES & MY FAVOURITE - STOCK CARS.

Sponsors: ALDON AUTO SALVAGE, GOOD GUYS AUTO, SERENITY FUNERAL SERVICE & YEG MEATS

Pit Crew: MITCH ODRISCOL, BIG MIKE WILSON, LITTLE MIKE BOUTIN, BRIAN CHALIFOUX & MY FAMILY

Thanks To: MY LOVELY WIFE, FAMILY, TEAM SPONSORS & OF COURSE THE FANS!

Name: CHASE GUIDOLIN

Car Number: 97

Class: IMCA MODIFIED

Make & Model of Car: 2021 HARRIS CHASSIS

Hometown: CALGARY

Sponsors: PART SOURCE, SM AUTOMOTIVE, LTD GLOBAL SIGNS, DESERT ROSE CONSULTING, HAIR BENDERS

Pit Crew: CREW CHIEF - STEVE MORROS, CAR CHIEFS - BOB MORROS, TANYA MORROS, TERRI MORROS & CAROL SETTER

Race Experience: 2019 FUTURE STOCK CHAMPION AND ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AT EIR IN 2020. THIRD IN POINTS IN THE NASCAR PURE STOCK CLASS AT EIR, IN 2021 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN THE IMCA MODIFIEDS FOR EIR AND FINISHED 4TH IN TRACK POINTS. 

Thanks To: MY SPONSORS, THANK YOU TO MY GRANDPA AND CREW CHIEF FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY AND TO UNCLE BOB MY CAR, THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS WORKING SO HARD ON THE CAR. MY MOM AND GRANDMA WHO DO EVERYTHING BEHIND THE SCENES TO KEEP THE RACE TEAM RUNNING. ALSO THANK YOU TO WARREN ROWLEY FOR ALL THE HELP HE PROVIDED US THIS PAST SEASON.

Name: COOPER GILL

Car Number: 69

Class: NASCAR THUNDER CAR

Make & Model of Car: 1980 CHEVY MALIBU

Hometown: TOFIELD

Race Experienec: Started Racing Future Stocks Near The End Of The 2019 Season At 15 Years Old. Won The Nascar Pure Stock Class & Rookie Of The Year In 2020. Won Rookie Of The Year & 2nd In Points In The Thunder Car Class In 2021.

Sponsors: L.G. Portable Welding, Greasy D's Rods & Kustom, Tofield Napa, FXD Auto, Veterans Automotive, Woodland Rec & Repair

Pit Crew: Larry Gill (Dad), Ruth Gill (Mom) & Jacob Duhamel.

Thanks To: Ron, Loretta and all the track officials & volunteers and of course the Fans. Without any of you, none of this would be possible. Wuold also like to thank the whole "Race Family" in the Pits (too many to list) for all the help and advice over the last 3 years. Can't say enough good things about fellow racers and pit crews for all the help they have given us since started.

Fun Fact: Cooper got started by driving junki cars around the field on the farm. 

Name: ACACIA GRAHAM

Car Number: 6

Class: NASCAR PURE STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: 1992 HONDA ACCORD

Hometown: TOMAHAWK

Sponsors: GMG GRANT MARKETING GROUP, FORMED CHAOS, LYLE & CINDY MILLER CATTLE COMPANY, LONG'S HORSE DRAWN, THE SARGENT FAMILY, THE GRAHAM'S D.A.D.FINANCIAL

Race Experience: 2 YEARS OF FUTURE STOCK RACING - FIRST YEAR IN NASCAR PURE STOCKS

Pit Crew: DEAN GRAHAM (MY DAD)

Thanks To: EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED ME INCLUDING MY FAMILY & THE FANS!

Fun Fact: I LEARNED HOW TO DRIVE BY WATCHING DAYS OF THUNDERS & CARS (1,2,3)

Name: MERCEDES PATTISON

Car Number: 46

Class: FUTURE STOCKS/NASCAR PURE STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: 1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE

Hometown: LEDUC

Sponsors: DAVE'S AUTO DISPOSAL, RE-RUN TIRE IN CALMAR, BIG COUNTRY REPAIR & PAINT LTD.

Race Experience: THIS WILL BE MY 2ND YEAR RACING

Pit Crew: DAVID, RODNIE, KHRIS & BONNIE PATTISON

Thanks To: RON, LORETTA, DOUG, KERRI, LORRINE, MY FAMILY & FRIENDS & THE FANS

Fun Fact: I DID DANCING FOR 14 YEARS & NOW I AM FOLLOWING IN MY DAD & MY BROTHERS' FOOTSTEPS

Name: THE FABULOUS CARSON MALONE

Car Number: 76

Class: EVOLUTION RACING MINI CUPS

Make & Model of Car: 2020 FORD FUSION

Hometown: INNISFAIL

How Long Have You Been Racing: THREE SEASONS OF MINI CUPS BEGINNING AT AGE 8

Sponsors: REZONE WELL SERVICE, ANNUGAS COMPRESSION, BANK OF DAD

Pit Crew: DAD, MOM, KARI ANN HODGE

Thanks To: DAD FOR ALL HE DOES TO MAKE ME FAST!

Fun Fact: THE ONLY CAR I EVER DROVE BEFORE MY MINI CUP WAS A GOLF CART!

Name: CHRIS MALONE

Car Number: 76

Class: IMCA MODIFIEDS

Make & Model of Car: OPEN WHEEL IMCA FORD MODIFIED

Hometown: INNISFAIL

Sponsors: REZONE WELL SERVICE

Race Experience: THREE YEARS NASCAR THUNDER CAR, 10 YEARS IMCA CREW CHIEF (3 TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2 ROY ROSS VICTORIES), 4 YEARS EVOLUTION RACING MINI CUP CREW CHIEF

Pit Crew: CARSON, DAVE, CHAD, RYLYN & AVERY MALONE & KARI ANN HODGE

Thanks To: DAVE MALONE FOR ALL OF HIS SUPPORT AT THE TRACK AND IN LIFE

 

Name: DAN VALLEE

Car Number: #67

Class: NASCAR PURE STOCKS

Home Town: SPRUCE GROVE

Make & Model of Car: 2005 CHEVROLET CAVALIER

Sponsors: DANO'S HOME IMPROVEMENT, FOUNTAIN TIRE

Name: BERYLN MCKAY

Car Number: #88

Class: MINI CUP RACING

Hometown: AIRDRIE

Race Experience: 2021 WAS BERLYN'S FIRST YEAR OF RACING & SHE PICKED UP ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AT THE MEDICINE HAT SPEEDWAY & RUNNER UP AT EIR IN WETASKIWIN

Sponsors: GATEWAY TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIR, TRACTION HEAVY DUTY TRUCK PARTS, CORDY ENVIRONMENTAL, MAXON & LEIBEL

Pit Crew: DAD & AARON

Thanks To: ALL MY SPONSOR IN 2021 WITHOUT YOU IT IS NOT POSSIBLE!

Fun Fact: WHERE WE LIVE THERE ARE 2 SEASONS, RACING SEASON & WAITING FOR RACING SEASON!

Name: SEBASTIAN BEAUPRE

Car Number: 44

Class: EVOLUTION RACING MINI CUPS

Make & Model of Car: 2014 MCLAREN 675LT

Hometown: STURGEON COUNTY

How Long Have you Been Racing? 2 YEARS

Sponsors: GATEWAY TRAILER REPAIRS LTD. FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES MAXON, MSC FINANCIAL, LEIBEL INSURANCE GROUP

Pit Crew: AARON BEAUPRE & DAVID MCKAY

Name: JAMES CLARK

Car Number: #15

Class: NASCAR THUNDER CAR CLASS

Make & Model of Car: 1985 FORD MUSTANG

Hometown: PONOKA

Sponsors: STANDARDBRED CAULKING & CONTRACTING, ABIDE DESIGN

Pit Crew: KAL STEERS, JESSIE LEVITT, JENN CLARK, SADIE CLARK, ANNAYAH HAAKONSON

Thanks To: TO THE FANS & EVERYONE WHO MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO DO THIS

Name: DAVIN KROPINSKE

Car Number: 16

Class: NASCAR PURE STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: HONDA

Hometown: CAMROSE

How Long Have You Been Racing: 2 YEARS

Sponsors: WYATT & VERA HINKEY, DAMARCA FARMS, O'BRIEN COLLISION CENTRE & POPLAR GROVE FARMS

Pit Crew: WYATT HINKEY

Thanks To: ALL THE FANS & MY SPONSORS, HUGE THANKS TO MY GRANDPA WYATT

Fun Fact: DAVIN LOVES HOCKEY & FISHING AS WELL!

Name: ALEX KRAUSE

Car Number: #99

Make & Model of Car: EVOLUTION ROCKETSHIP

Year of Car: 2022

Hometown: AIRDRIE

Race Experience: EVOLUTION CUPCAR CHAMP IN 2015; EIR NASCAR THUNDER CAR CHAMP IN 2018 & 2021 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN THE EIR IMCA MODIFIEDS

Sponsors: EVOLUTION RACING PRODUCTS, KRAUSE RACING MASTERCARD

Pit Crew: GRANT EDWARDS, TRAVIS LAPAINIS, MCKENNA RAYNE, LINDA KRAUSE & LEE KRAUSE

Thanks To: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE YEARS

Fun Fact: ONCE DRESSED UP AS 2005 NASCAR WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPION, JEREMY LAPAINIS, FOR HALLOWEEN

Name: BARRY MCTAVISH

Car Number; #23

Class: IMCA MODIFIEDS

Make & Model of Car: 2015 CORVETTE CHASSIS

Hometown: STONY PLAIN

How Long Have You Been Racing? THIS WILL BE OUR 34TH SEASON, 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & 11 TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sponsors: JUS-CO INDUSTRIES

Pit Crew: ANNICK MCTAVISH

Name: KAYLEE WILKIE

Car Number: 23

HomeTown: BASHAW

Make & Model of Car: CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

How Long have You Been Racing: KAYLEE HAS 6 YEARS RACING EXPERIENCE IN MINI CUPS, WINNING 5 CHAMPIONSHIPS, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AND THE DARRYL ADAMS MEMORIAL AWARD. KAYLEE ALSO DROVE BABY GRANDS FOR 1 YEAR PLACING 3RD OVERALL AND WINNING ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!

Pit Crew: STAN, JOLENE, NATASHA & JUSTIN WILKIE

Sponsors: DORENLEE WILKIE FARMS LTD., BASHAW CROP SERVICES, PROSTOCK ENGINES IN EDMONTON

Thanks To: MY FAMILY

Fun Fact: KAYLEE LOVES MUSIC. SHE SINGS & PLAYS A TOTAL OF 5 INSTRUMENTS

Name: KEN CLARK

Car Number: 78

Class: BUCKS RACE A WRECK

Hometown; YELLOWHEAD COUNTY

Race Experience: 40 YEARS ON THE DIRT

Sponsors: NPP NORTHERN PROVINCIAL PIPELINES, EDSON SIGNS

Thanks to:EDSON

Fun Fact: FUN DAY AT THE RACE TRACK

Name: ETHAN SKOLARCHUK

Car Number: 18

Class: EVOLUTION RACING MINI CUPS

Hometown: EDMONTON

Race Experience: 2018 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AT EIR IN WETASKIWIN

Sponsors: B & R AUTO SERVICE

Pit Crew: ROB & MICHELLE SKOLARCHUK & DUFF PETER

Thanks To: MOM & DAD

Fun Fact: ETHAN IS ALSO A PROVINCIAL ALPINE SKI RACER

Name: TYRELL BRENNEMAN

Car Number: 50

Class: NASCAR THUNDER CARS

Make & Model of Car: 1978 FIREBIRD

Hometown: MILLET

How Long Have You Been Racing: TYRELL RACED IN THE CLAIMER CAR CLASS AT EIR, NASCAR FEATURE STOCKS FROM 2008 TO 2012. RACED ONE NASCAR THUNDER CAR RACE IN 2021 & TWICE IN THE RACE A WRECK ENDURO IN 2021.

Sponsors: SBR, RENDALL RACING

Pit Crew: DON RENDALL

Thanks To: EIR, DON RENDALL & THE RACE FANS!

Fun Fact: TYRELL WON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2008 IN THE CLAIMER CAR DIVISION & HAS MENTORED HIS DAUGHTER, SKYE IN RACING THE FUTURE STOCK CLASS AT EIR. 

Name: DAVE PATTISON

Car Number: 59

Class: HIT TO PASS

Make & Model of Car: 1976 CHEVY

HomeTown: LEDUC

How Long Have You Been Racing? DAVE JOINED THE HIT TO PASS IN THE LATE '90'S AND HE HAS ALSO BEEN DOING DEMO DERBY SINCE THE EARLY 80'S!

Sponsors: DAVE'S AUTO DISPOSAL

Pit Crew: RODNIE, KHRIS & MERCEDES PATTISON

Thanks To: MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS

 

Name: DENNIS MASSE

Car Number: 74

Class: NASCAR SUPER STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: DODGE RT

HomeTown: LETHBRIDGE

Race Experience: 2022 WILL BE OUR 29TH YEAR WITH MOTORSPORTS. RACED DIRT AND SOME ASPHALT FROM 1993 - 1998 STREET STOCKS & IMCA MODIFIEDS, 1999 - 2005 RACED IN THE CASCAR WESTERN SERIES WITH SOME CASCAR SUPER SERIES STARTS. IN 2005-2015 RACED MOTOCROSS, ARENACROSS & SOME CROSS COUNTRY RACES, SEMI RETIRED IN 2016-2019. IN 2021 RACED 6 BABY GRAND RACES. LOOKING FORWARD TO A FULL SIZED CAR IN THE NASCAR SUPER STOCK CLASS IN 2022!

Sponsors: WESTERN RV, HEAD WATER, D SIGNS & DESIGN SERVICES, MASSE MOTORSPORTS, UFA & QUAKER STATE

Pit Crew: ANGIE, DON & PENNY, JEFF & ASHLYN, LEVI & NICOLE, TIEGAN

Thanks To: DON WALKER WHO GOT ME MOTIVATED AGAIN TO DO THE SPORT I LOVE! THANKS DON!

Fun Fact: MY WIFE ANGIE HAS TO STUFF ME INTO THAT BABY GRAND AS WITH MY AGE & WISDOM CAME EXTRA WEIGHT & SIZE LOL!

Name:  AYDIN BANMAN

Car Number: 27

Class: EVOLUTION RACING MINI CUPS

Hometown: SHERWOOD PARK

How Long have you been Racing: AYDIN HAS BEEN DRIVING DUNE BUGGIES SINCE HE WAS 3 AND STARTED DRIVING IN THE MINI CUP CLASS AT 8 YEARS OLD. HE IS CURRENTLY 11 YEARS OLD.

Sponsors: SANDLER TRAINING

Pit Crew: DAD, GRANDPA, MOM & BROTHER

Thanks To: SANDLER TRAINING

Fun Fact: AYDIN ENJOYS PLAYING BASKETBALL AND GOLF AND LOVES SKIING DOUBLE BLACK RUNS WITH HIS DAD AND BROTHER. 

Name: LAUREL CHALIFOUX

Car Number:29

Class: FUTURE STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: 2003 PONTIAC SUNFIRE

HomeTown: SPRUCE GROVE

Race Experience: FIRST TIME RACER, FOREVER FAN

Pit Crew: NOLAN, BRIAN, DARIN, CHERIE, CHLOE

Thanks To: DON LAWRENCE - MENTOR

Fun Fact: I USED TO SPEND THE MAJORITY OF MY TIME COMPETING IN DANCE COMPETITIONS AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING TIME RACING!

Name: KINGSTON LOVELOCK

Car Number: 89

Class: FUTURE STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: 1993 GEO METRO

Hometown: STURGEON COUNTY

Race Experience: NEW TO RACING CARS BUT HAS RACED DIRT BIKES SINCE HE WAS 2 1/2 YEARS OLD

Sponsors: MOM & DAD

Pit Crew: MOM, DAD & CHRISTAIN

 

Name: CHASE STIEVENART

Car Number: #77

Class: EVOLUTION RACING MINI CUPS

Hometown: COCHRANE

How Long Have you Been Racing: THIS IS CHASE'S ROOKIE YEAR!

Pit Crew: DAD - CHRIS STIEVENART

Name: LUCAS BELBECK

Car Number: 06

Class: FUTURE STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: PONTIAC SUNFIRE

Hometown: WETASKIWIN

How Long have you been Racing? No experience, new this year!

Sponsors: WETASKIWIN TIRECRAFT, KIMTO MANUFACTURING

Pit Crew: JEREMY BELBECK

Thanks To: DAD, MITCHELL & GARRY BUSHNELL

Fun Fact: I WAS A PROVINCIAL CHAMPION SWIMMER AS WELL AS A HOCKEY PLAYER & HAVE HUNG UP MY SKATES & GOGGLES FOR A HELMET & RACING BOOTS!

Name: ANDREW CRANDALL

Car Number: 17

Class: NASCAR THUNDER CARS

Make & Model of Car: 1979 Pontiac Firebird

Hometown: WETASKIWIN

How long have you been racing: 2 YEARS IN THE FUTURE STOCKS, 4 YEARS IN THE NASCAR PURE STOCKS & 3 RACES IN THE NASCAR THUNDER CAR CLASS

Sponsors: CRANDALL FARMS, REFLECTIONS GLASS, MINUTE MUFFLER, RATCHET HEAVY TRUCK & AUTO PARTS, FOSS & SONS SIGNS & GRAPHICS

Pit Crew: LARRY, DAD AND MURRAY

Thanks To: CRANDALL FARMS RACING & BAR LX RACING

Fun Fact: ANDREW PUT TOGETHER A RACE CAR PROGRAM AT THE WETASKIWIN HIGH SCHOOL & THEY BUILT TWO COMPETITIVE NASCAR PURE STOCKS!

Name: ABEL BEFUS

Car Number: 2

Class: FUTURE STOCKS

Make & Model of Car: CAVALIER

Home Town: WETASKIWIN

How Long have you Been Racing?  THIS IS ABEL'S FIRST YEAR

Sponsors: MANLUK INDUSTRIES, GRANT THORNTON LLP, KIMTO MANUFACTURING, IRV'S WESTSIDE AUTO, MINUTE MUFFLER, RATCHET AUTO PARTS

Pit Crew: TODD BEFUS

Thanks To: MY PARENTS & FRIENDS FOR THEIR SUPPORT

Fun Fact: ENJOYS TIME ON HIS QUAD, DIRT BIKE & SNOWMOBILES WITH HIS 3 DOGS CHASING!

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