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Skylar Gee is the only Indigenous professional sprint race car driver in Canada. He’s currently racing in Indiana but back in Alberta for the holidays and joined us to talk about his career, which is says began with his father and grandfather.
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Skylar Gee wants to improve on 2019 season for a run to All Stars Championship in 2020
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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
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BROWNSBURG, Ind. (December 5, 2019) – Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will hit the highway in less than two months, launching a 2020 campaign jam packed with high profile events, big money paydays, and of course, highly-competitive dirt ovals spread throughout much of the Northeast, Midwest, and Florida.
To date, the traveling All Stars will headline 55 events after the New Year, 51 accumulating championship points, all of which kicking-off with a four-race, non-point stint in the Sunshine State on February 5, 6, 10 & 11. Florida included, 11 states will host All Star Circuit of Champions competition in 2020 with much of the action planted throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Gee lead every lap
By Tyler Altmeyer
Image by Rick Rarer
ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (August 24, 2019) – Earning a first-ever Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory is certainly special, but to attain that feat in the heart of Pennsylvania Posse Country is on an entirely different level, especially with MAVTV Motorsports Network cameras on the prowl.
Leduc, Alberta, Canada’s Skylar Gee reached that level on Saturday night in the Pigeon Hills, eventually dominating All Star Circuit of Champions feature competition at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway by leading all 30 circuits, doing so from the pole position.
Not only did Gee lead every lap, but the All Star Rookie of the Year contender did it in incredible fashion, ultimately crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory surpassing two seconds. Impressive enough, Gee’s lead reached nearly three seconds by the midpoint of the program, but a caution on lap 17 knocked his wicked pace back to idle.
Six-time All Star champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney, chased Gee to the finish, followed by Ryan Smith, Adam Wilt and Jeff Halligan.
“Hats off to my team. They gave me one hell of a race car tonight,” said Skylar Gee in victory lane, who nearly swept the program by setting fast time, winning the dash, and finally, winning the $5,000 main event. “This was a fun race track. I can’t wait to come back here.”
With six cautions, including an unforeseen fuel stop on lap four, cutting-up the 30-lapper, the only real challenges for Gee were the multiple restarts. In fact, the third generation ace was forced to survive two complete restarts before getting underway, officially.
A tap against the turn four, outside retaining wall gave Gee a stir on lap 22, ultimately trimming his near-three second command over Blaney to a single second. Despite the fact, Blaney was unable to capitalize. Even when a lapped car blocked Gee’s preferred top lane in the final corner, nobody was present to potentially overtake. The ASCS graduate did not falter, however, and simply dived through the corner to set-up a straight shot at the flagstand.
“I’m looking at the board and I’m seeing Dale Blaney and the 72 [Ryan Smith] and I think ‘I better get going here,’” Gee continued, pilot of the Moto Gator/Raw Machinery/Carlan Services/No. 99 sprint car. “I just kept trying to change it up and plan my starts right; I think I did a pretty good job of that. It really hasn’t sunk in yet. I really don’t know what to say.”
Wins at Waynesfield Raceway Park on first visit.
By Brian Liskai
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio – Leduc, Alberta, Canada’s Skylar Gee had never competed at Waynesfield Raceway Park. But, he made his first appearance a good one, taking the lead on lap 34 and driving away to earn the $5,630 pay day for the 2nd Annual Bob Hampshire Classic.
The event, honoring the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame sprint car owner and mechanic, was the final race of 2019 for the FAST 410 Sprint Series. Cole Duncan, with his win the week prior, earned the series’ championship.
The one-third mile high banked track lived up to its reputation as the 50-lap FAST feature saw several lead changes. Cap Henry led the first eight circuits with NASCAR Xfinity Star Christopher Bell taking over to lead laps 9-16 only to have Henry regain the top spot for a lap with Bell using heavy lapped traffic to move back into the lead on lap 18. Bell seemed to have the race in control when he spun in turn four while maneuvering through lapped traffic, falling back to 11th and handing the lead back to Henry. Gee, who had hung around the top five throughout the race, hunted down Henry and drove around him on lap 34. A caution with eight laps to go gave Henry one final shot, but Gee hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win.
“I struggled pretty hard the first half of the race. I started watching Christopher and then I seen DJ (Foos) poking his nose in there and it started to rubber up there a little and I started creeping and creeping and pretty soon we were pretty good and I could start cheating the wing forward. I got going pretty good in one and two and I had a good race with Cap….he raced me hard and clean. It was a lot of fun. I’ve never won a 50 lap race before so that’s pretty cool. Hats off to Rob and Gary for working their asses off all night and all the fans for sticking out this cold,” said Gee beside his Bluvos/Carlan Services/Pat Beck Motorsports/Strongs Crane Sales and Repair backed machine.
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410 Racing for 2019
INDIANAPOLIS, IN- January 23, 2019- Canada’s Skylar Gee is increasing the horsepower under the hood of his Carlan Services No.99 full time this season. He is set to run the full All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, along with a few selected World of Outlaw events with Marty Breiten turning the wrenches. “We are super excited to run with the All Stars. I personally like the format, and we are looking forward to traveling to all the different tracks,” Gee said on the prospects of joining America’s Series.
2018 saw Skylar competing on the American Sprint Car Series National tour, where he finished 7thin series points. “We had a bit of a slow start to 2018. We kept working hard and picked up a bunch of speed throughout the season, eventually picking up a win in July. We finished off the season with numerous top 5’s but look to take our experiences in 2018 and have a better 2019,” Gee said.
Skylar looks to make the most of his 2019 season and continue to gain knowledge every time he hits the track. He will begin his season campaign with the World of Outlaws in Chico, California. “We are familiar with a few of the California race tracks and figured it would be a good start to the season to get some laps before we start racing with the All Stars,” Gee said.
Keep up to date with Skylar by following him on Twitter @SkylarGee99, Facebook @SkylarGeeRacing or by visiting his website at SkylarGee99.racing.
+14 move in the Main sets the stage for a great start to 2018
RA. MESQUITE, Texas (March 16, 2018). Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Skylar Gee turns 19 today and puts in one of his most impressive runs during Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series on opening night. Gee struggled slightly in his heat race with a 6th pace finish, which set him in the B Feature. Starting 8th in the Heat and moving up two places helped with valuable passing points to place high in the B main.
Skylar started in the fourth position in the B Main and moved himself up to finish second to transfer into the 25 lap main event.
Gee wanted to do some good on his birthday night, with his Mom and Dad and some supporters all helping him in this first race of the 2018 season. He did not disappoint. Gee started the feature back on the outside of the third last row of the 22 car field, in the 18th position. After 25 hard-charging laps, Skylar moved up 14 positions to finish just off the podium in an impressive 4th spot.
Skylar Gee captures the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night of the night award for his efforts with a +14 position move up in the Main. Gee also puts himself 4th in points for the 2018 Championship.
Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, ; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, ; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, ; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, ; 5. 95-Matt Covington, ; 6. 3-Sammy Swindell, ; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, ; 8. 52-Blake Hahn, ; 9. 17W-Harli White, ; 10. 28-Scott Bogucki, ; 11. 23-Seth Bergman, ; 12. 44-Chris Martin, ; 13. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, ; 14. 1J-Danny Jennings, ; 15. 22X-Justin Henderson, ; 16. 77X-Alex Hill, ; 17. 17G-Ray Allen Kulhanek, ; 18. 5J-Jamie Ball, ; 19. (DNF) 8M-Kade Morton, ; 20. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards, ; 21. (DNF) 1-Travis Rilat, ; 22. (DNF) 21-Robbie Price, 
Devil’s Bowl Speedway starts off the 2018 season
Bryan Hulbert – LEDUC, Alberta, Can. (March 14, 2018) Readying for his Sophomore season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Sawblade.com, Canada’s Skylar Gee begins his season this Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.
“I’m excited to get going again. We’re starting the year with a new team and crew chief, so it’s going to be different having steady help each weekend where I can focus more on driving the car,” commented Gee who has joined with Bryan Sundby and BDS Motorsports.
Asked about joining with BDS Motorsports, Skylar said, “Bryan and I talked a lot last year and he helped me on weekends that my Dad had to go home and we worked well together. When we got to PRI this past December, he ran the idea of joining the BDS team and I jumped on it. I knew at the time I wanted to run the ASCS Tour again, and this just fit what we both want to do.”
BDS Motorsports to field three-car team for the 2018 ASCS National Tour
Newton, IA (January 25, 2018) After following the ASCS National Tour in 2017 with multiple drivers in the #1 car, BDS Motorsports is excited to announce a full-on attack on the ASCS National Tour in 2018 with three full-time cars and drivers. While the 2017 season didn’t go quite as planned after several mid-season changes, team owner Bryan Sundby is excited about what the BDS team will be bringing to the track this year. The team setup will feature a balance of young up and coming talent, as well as a proven veteran winner and champion. So, here’s the lineup for BDS Motorsports in 2018: