Mississauga, ON- (October 29, 2014)- Well, the season has come to an end. Heading into the final two rounds in California I was determined to have some solid finishes to carry myself through the long off season.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:31 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Hello everyone, sorry to be getting my race report to you so late. I just got home from the races in the west a few days ago!
JULY 5: Hagerstown, MD - Hagerstown is my favourite race track and I always look forward to the Grand National there. I finished fourth there last year and my goal was to get on the box for this years race. Through qualifying I was hovering around the 10th position and finally ending up 12th overall. I had a pretty stacked heat but it was going to be good to see where the pace was up front. I ended up third with a direct transfer into the main. I got a decent start in the main, but seventh is as close as I could get to the front, almost nabbing Jake Johnson at the line for sixth place.
JULY 12: Welland, ON - On a weekend off from the Grand National series I hit up our local short track to take on the best Canadians! The last couple years I've been feeling awesome at Welland and I wanted to win again to build some confidence to take with me on my big trip out west. Pulled the 'ol girl out of the truck and I was fast from the first lap of practice! I was able to win both the Pro classes and take the loot that would help me get to my next bunch of races!
JULY 19: Grays Harbor, WA - Grays Harbor was a new track for everyone on the tour and would prove to be a tricky little circle. The track was fairly small and the area had got a lot of rain and the track was very tacky. I didn't feel great in qualifying and ended up 12th. I missed the main event transfer by a spot in my heat but I felt like I was riding a lot better. I got the holeshot in the semi and led most of the race but ended up second to transfer into the main. It was a long 25-lapper: trying to not make mistakes and be as smooth as possible and I wound up tenth. I was ok finishing with a top ten and getting out of there unscathed!
JULY 26: Sacramento, CA - The big mile in Sacramento. I've always struggled at Sac and I wanted to better my results from past years. The track was a bit different this year because the track crew could not use calcium in the dirt which means the track would probably be drier than usual and may have a smaller groove than normal. I was slow through qualifying but I knew the track would change a lot after sunset. I picked it up in my heat race but missed the transfer by a couple spots. I had cut some good laps in the last few laps on my heat and knew I could be in contention to win my semi, which I did! In the final I was running about mid-pack trying to make my way forward but the track was so narrow it made it hard to use different lines on the track. I ended up 12th on the night, it was a tough track to pass I wasn't happy with 12th but at least I had some good confidence as we headed to Castle rock.
Aug. 1 - Castle Rock short track
Aug. 2 - Castle rock TT
Aug. 5 - Rapid City
Aug. 8 - Indy Mile
Aug. 23 - London
Aug. 30 - Springfield short track
Aug. 31 - Springfield Mile
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 19:30 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Flat track star Doug Lawrence will be sponsored this year by Toronto-based motorcycle accessory retail outlet Town Moto. The Queen West area store is owned by Andrew McCracken, Marika Thoms and Jamie Pentland, all motorcyclists who are keenly interested flat track fans and now sponsors of 'The Mississauga Missile'.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 14:11 Published in Industry News
The highlight of the Friday's Daytona action was an incredible race for Maple Ridge, BC's Steve Crevier in the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XR1200 race. The Motosport Plus/Dominion Lending/Motorhead-backed racer had very little practice on Thursday due to mechanical problems, leaving him 11th on the starting grid. Crevier however quickly moved through the field to fight amongst the top three motorcycles, briefly leading the race before finishing in 5th, just 0.37 seconds behind winner Tyler O'Hara.
Friday, 15 March 2013 23:48 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Canadian expert flat track rider and AMA Grand National regular Doug "The Mississauga Missile" Lawrence took his talents indoors and onto the ice last weekend. Taking part in an event at the Perani arena in Flint, Michigan, Lawrence was riding a machine borrowed from AMA Grand National champion Jared Mees.
Friday, 01 February 2013 15:41 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Some people know him as “The Mississauga Missile”. His friends just call him “Douggie Fresh”. The one thing everybody can call him is fast.
Doug Lawrence is one of the top expert flat trackers in Canada, and if he could ever attend all of the races here there’s a good chance the Number One plate would be his. Lawrence tends to miss a few of the Canadian rounds every year due to U.S. commitments, but when he does show up at a race on Canadian soil, you can expect to see the Number 73 fighting for the lead.
The September race in Leamington on the half-mile cushion certain
Thursday, 08 December 2011 17:05 Published in Feature Stories