For the forth time this season, Jordan Howse would grace Sunset Speedway victory lane as he scored the victory in the Graham Landscape Ltd. Mini Stock feature.
The night didn’t start out pretty as Nic Montanari would get sideways off of turn four, getting into Jake Watson and causing him to hit the inside wall. Samantha Shaw would then pull off under caution with an issue, possibly related to the accident. Birthday boy Eric Yorke picked up the win ahead of Andy Kamrath, Howse, Gerrit Tiemersma, Terry Woodley, Danny Benedict, Montanari, Watson and Richard Butler.
Warren Paxton won the second heat ahead of Brandon McFerran, Doug Butler, Miles Tyson, Fred Jordan, Kendra Adams, Justin Holmes, Lance Foster, Ryan Toon and Steve Belanger.
Montanari bounced back from his heat incident to win the b-main ahead of Watson, Shaw, Holmes, Toon, Belanger and Butler.
The fast qualifier’s dash would see a quick spin as Adams went around on lap three. Jordan Howse picked up the win ahead of Kamrath, Paxton, Butler, McFerran, Yorke, Tiemersma, Tyson, Benedict, Adams and Woodley.
Come feature time, Gerrit Tiemersma would start pole ahead of Terry Woodley, Jake Watson, Nic Montanari, Andy Kamrath, Eric Yorke, Miles Tyson, Danny Benedict, Fred Jordan, Kendra Adams, Justin Holmes, Warren Paxton, Steve Belanger, Jordan Howse, Brandon McFerran, Doug Butler, Richard Butler, Samantha Shaw, Ryan Toon and Lance Foster.
The first attempt at starting the race didn’t go cleanly with Adams stalling. The second attempt went clean, with Tiemersma putting the No. 17 Benson Kearley IFG, Speedy Auto Machine, Wayfreight, Castrol Canada, Gunk and Wix Filters Mustang out front ahead of Kamrath as Tyson and Woodley battled for third. Tyson would get the spot on lap three, bringing Yorke through with him. Woodley would now run fifth ahead of Benedict, Watson and Howse.
Howse would then get alongside Watson for seventh at lap five, as Yorke got alongside Tyson for third. The battles started to kick up through the field as Benedict got alongside Woodley for fifth at lap seven, with Kamrath pulling to Tiemersma’s inside for the lead a lap later.
Kamrath would then put the No. 35 London Recreational Racing, Jason Witty Re/Max, Seaton Structures, Super Clean, Castrol Edge, Brandon’s Landscape, J.D Welding & Sons, Georgina Auto Glass, Blue Mountain Honda, AM Roofing Honda Civic out front on lap 19.
Tiemesrma would drop back to second as Tyson and Yorke continued to battle for third. As they went through turn three and four, Yorke would get loose, washing up into Tyson. The contact would cause both drivers to get up into the wall, causing damage to both machines and drawing the caution. As a result, both drivers would be done for the night. With 15 laps to go, Kamrath led Tiemersma, Howse, Benedict, Paxton, Woodley, Butler, McFerran, Montanari, Holmes, Jordan, Shaw, Belanger, Adams, Toon, Foster, Butler and Watson.
Kamrath would get a good restart to maintain the lead ahead of Howse and Tiemersma. Benedict would then make his way by Tiemersma at the halfway mark to move into third as Paxton rounded out the top-five ahead of Butler, McFerran and Woodley. Paxton would then get alongside Tiemersma for fourth at lap 14, passing him a lap later; Butler would then follow suit to move up into fifth.
At the front of the field, Howse would chase down Kamrath, putting himself right on the bumper, looking for a way by. He would seize the opportunity with eight laps to go, getting alongside Kamrath for the lead. Howse would then put the No. 72 Stewart’s Equipment, Kubota Tractors, Glenn Wildrem Trucking, Paul Howse and Associates, Central Industrial Supply, Foodland of Hillsburgh, Progressive Waste, Howse Automotive, John Teune Engines, FierceWraps.ca, MacMaster Motorsports, Chris Braiding Brays Auto Wreckers, Georgia Beck Brooms, Spencer Lewis Promotions and Clayton Johns Media Mustang out front two laps later. The caution would then fly, though, as Watson would stop on the backstretch with a problem.
The restart allowed Howse and Kamrath to resume their battle for the lead, with Howse grabbing the advantage with four laps to go ahead of Kamrath. Jordan Howse would then lead the remaining laps en route to the checkered flag ahead of Andy Kamrath, Danny Benedict, Doug Butler, Warren Paxton, Brandon McFerran, Gerrit Tiemersma, Terry Woodley, Fred Jordan, Nic Montanari, Kendra Adams, Justin Holmes, Samantha Shaw, Ryan Toon, Jake Watson, Steve Belanger, Lance Foster and Richard Butler.