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DOB: 8/12/1986
Birthplace: Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Current Residence: Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Personal: Earned a Bachelor’s degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

McCalmont returns to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge circuit in 2011, this time in the Grand Sport class. She will co-drive with Eric Curran in the No. 00 CKS Autosport Chevrolet Camaro.




April, 2012
First top ten of the season for McCalmont and the CKS Autosports team

New strategies worked in their favor

Birmingham AL- CKS Autosports # 00 Chevy Camaro driven by Ashley McCalmont and Brett Sandberg finished in tenth place this past weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. The team qualified 15th and spent just over 50 minutes of the race under several caution flags.

The CKS team decided to try a couple of new tactics out for this race. Sandberg qualified and did the first half of the race. For the first time, McCalmont finished the race, spending just over an hour and a half in the drivers seat.

The entire team worked very well together resulting in a remarkably fast pit stop. New strategic thinking was also employed for advantageous track results at the Barber Motorsports Park. The crew wanted to try only using one pit stop as opposed to the regular two. The theory was that they would gain valuable positions while the other drivers went in for their second pit stop. The theory became a reality and McCalmont quickly moved into 10th position where she finished the race.

The team is looking forward to racing in Miami at the end of April. They have always done really well in Miami and with a top ten under their belt the podium is becoming more of a reality. "I think that the race went extremely well for us, we stuck to our one stop strategy and executed a great pit stop thanks to all the guys at CKS,” said Sandberg. “Ashley did a great job bringing the car home and I am really looking forward to Miami for another top 10!"

"Ashley and Brett did a great job this weekend. They both avoided the chaos during the race and survived to secure a top 10 finish!! Ashley did an excellent job in first appearing role as finishing driver! Ashley, Brett and driving coach Ken Wilden have been working hard together to achieve some good results and the efforts are starting to show. Looking forward to see these two back in action in Miami, said Team Crew Chief Kirk Spencer.

“We were able to do a one stop pit strategy, which worked in our favour, other teams had to do two, so we gained positions,” said McCalmont. “The Last little bit of race it started to spit, but the rain held off until the end. I’m happy to have finished with our first top ten of the season. Brett did a good job in the first half and kept a really clean car.

”Without the support of the amazing sponsors, including Golden Gate Margarine, Saturn Scale, The Carego Group, Jones and Delorian and Canadian Natural Resources, competing in The Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) would not be a reality. McCalmont would like to thank her sponsors. CTSCC’s The Next race for the CKS Autosports’ Chevy Camaros will be at Homestead Miami Speedway, April 27 – 28th 2012 Tune in to watch the race on SPEED TV this Saturday May 5th at 12:00 pm ET


 Racing History Career Highlights

  • Finished career-best third three times in GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner competition
  • Owns 17 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge class starts

Year-By-Year Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Recap

Competed in six Street Tuner races, scoring back-to-back season-best finishes of third at Lime Rock Park and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Drove with Kirk Spencer for four races and 2008 ST champ Jamie Holtom for two at Georgian Bay Motorsports.

Competed in 10 ST races, with best finish of third at Miller Motorsports Park.

Debuted in ST, finishing sixth in lone event at Virginia International Raceway.Other GRAND-AM/Racing History

Competed in Castrol Series in Canada

Ran regional races at Mosport International Raceway.

Competed in Junior CASCAR.

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