After a successful event last year, the Gold Rush will return once again to Flamboro Speedway in 2017. Mike Schmidt of London Recreational Racing announced last week the event would take place on Monday, August 21.
The event offers the Super Late Model drivers of Ontario to go all-out in hopes of picking up the ultimate payout. Last year’s event was worth $5,000, with the chance for a top-qualifier who elected to go to the back for the start to earn double the money if they would’ve won. Details surrounding the payout will be released as the date nears closer.
Racing in front of a strong crowd last year, Andrew Gresel dominated the event in picking up the big payout at the end of the day. Notably, a lot of fans found themselves focused on Glenn Watson who bounced back from mechanical problems during practice to drive through the field and finish second behind Gresel. Brandon Watson was the top qualifier, and elected to start from the tail of the field; he ended up finishing the event in fourth.
The Gold Rush has become a signature event at Flamboro Speedway each year, previously involving the pro late models in past years till the switch to the super lates in 2016.