Series: CASCAR Eastern Series
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Formerly Known As: CASCAR General Tire Super Series, CASCAR Budweiser Super Series, CASCAR Castrol Super Series, CASCAR Castrol Super Series East
Year Founded: 1988 1 Year Ended: 2000
Most Wins: Steve Robblee (13+) Most Championships: Steve Robblee (4)
SEASONS
Season # Races Champion Point Cushion Driver With Most Wins
1988 5 Andy Farr +12 Five Drivers (1)
1989 8 Steve Robblee +4 Andy Farr (4)
1990 9 Wayne Keeling N/A Steve Robblee (3)
1991 11 Dave Whitlock N/A Dave Whitlock (3)
1992 12 Steve Robblee N/A Steve Robblee (6)
1993 15 Kerry Micks +13 Steve Robblee (4)
1994 9 Mark Dilley +38 Alex Nagy & Peter Gibbons (2)
1995 34 Sean Dupuis +34 Peter Gibbons & Kerry Micks (3)
1996 9 Dan Shirtliff N/A Mathers & Dupuis (2)
1997 10 Peter Gibbons N/A Dave Whitlock (3)
1998 8 Ron Beauchamp, Jr. +50 Ron Beauchamp, Jr. (2)
1999 9 Don Thomson, Jr. +34 Don Thomson, Jr. (3)
2000 8 Don Thomson, Jr. +TIE Alan Turner (3)
STATISTICAL INFORMATION
All-Time Wins List All-Time Top-Fives List
All-Time Top-Tens List All-Time Poles List


Notes

1 - The CASCAR Divisional structure is a bit complicated and hence deserves a bit of explanation here. CASCAR was a local sanctioning body in Canada for a number of years becoming becoming a touring series in 1988.

In 1994, a CASCAR Super Series West was split off from the primary series, (which slowly became the CASCAR Super Series East and a "National Points" structure was announced.

Until 1998, the national point champion was determined by combined finishes in both the Eastern and Western Series. Hence, theoretically a Western driver could win the national championship. This never happened, however, because the Eastern Series races were longer and more numerous, giving them a significant points advantage.

To correct this, in 1998, CASCAR introduced a four-race playoffs of sort, a standalone series to determine the national champion towards the end of the season for both the Eastern and Western series. Drivers from both series were invited and the race was run on free weekends in the schedule. The National Champion, hence, could win the title without having been the best driver during the Eastern or Western Series seasons. In fact, no driver who won the 1998-2000 national title won the Eastern or Western divisional title.

In 2001, CASCAR was bought by new ownership and the Super Series and the Eastern Series more or less merged, running an eleven to twelve race season to determine the national champion. The Western Series remained intact, but most of the Eastern drivers and events were swallowed up in to the remodeled Super Series. This ran until 2006, when CASCAR was bought by NASCAR and the Super Series became the Canadian Tire Series.

In reality, the Super Series East from 1998-2000 was more like the Super Series of 2001-2006 than the four-race national championship series from 1998-2000 was to the 2001-2006 Super Series. However, The Third Turn recognizes two distinct CASCAR Series for this period of explanation - A CASCAR Eastern Series from 1988-2000 and a CASCAR Super Series from 1998-2006. The logic behind this decision is that the 1998-2006 was the only series that determined the national title wheras the "Eastern Series" champion from 1988-1997 was determined by a formula that took in to account either Western Series events or, in CASCAR's formative years, finishes at sanctioned weekly short tracks.

CASCAR records seem to indicate most of the official statistics, like all-time wins leaders and top-fives, ultimately combined the Eastern and Super Series history, recognizing the two-tier format but assigning the same historical weight to a victory in either series.