In a feature filled with chaos from top to bottom, it’d be Gerrit Tiemersma managing to stay ahead of the mess to score his first career St. Onge Recreation Super Stock feature victory at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night.
The clues for chaos were there right from the start with Miles Tyson and Coltin Everingham getting together in turn two while battling for the lead in the opening heat on Lap 8. Johnny Morrison took the win ahead of Dan Archibald, Gerrit Tiemersma, Herb Walters, Dustyn Mombourquette, Frank Davey, Robbie Sikes, Miles Tyson and William Hughes.
Ryan Semple won the second heat ahead of Jordan Howse, Mike Weeda, Chris Allard, Ethan Constable, Justin Holmes, Jade Franklin, Brandon Passer, Stefan Semeraro and Jay Cutting.
The third heat didn’t start off cleanly, with Dustyn Mombourquette spinning William Hughes on Lap 1. Johnny Morrison went for the daily double ahead of Tiemersma, Davey, Tyson, Archibald, Everingham, Walters, Mombourquette and Sikes.
Come feature time, Ethan Constable started pole ahead of Frank Davey, Coltin Everingham, Jade Franklin and Chris Allard. Gerrit Tiemersma started sixth, followed by Dan Archibald, Stefan Semeraro, Brandon Passer and Dustyn Mombourquette. Miles Tyson started 11th, followed by Justin Holmes, Herb Walters, Ryan Semple, and Mike Weeda. Johnny Morrison started 16th, followed by Jordan Howse, Jay Cutting, and William Hughes.
The initial start saw a battle for the lead between Constable and Davey, with Constable pulling ahead on Lap 2 as Everingham got alongside Davey for second. Everingham was able to complete the pass on Lap 3, bringing Franklin through with him. Franklin got alongside Everingham for second as the caution flew on Lap 5 for Davey spinning in turn four following contact with Allard.
With 26 laps to go, Constable led Everingham, Franklin, Tiemersma, Archibald, Semeraro, Passer, Mombourquette, Weeda, Holmes, Semple, Howse, Walters, Morrison, Cutting, Hughes, Allard, and Davey. Under the yellow, Franklin was back-flagged for the gas cap being loose, bringing him to pit road for it to be tightened; as a result, he’d restart the race at tail end of the field.
The restart saw Everingham grab the lead as Archibald and Tiemersma split Constable three-wide for second. It didn’t turn out well, as Constable got loose, causing the field to back up, with contact mid-pack ripping the door off Weeda’s car and causing front end damage to Semple. As a result, both Weeda and Semple were sent to the back for the restart.
The second attempt went cleanly, with Tiemersma getting alongside Everingham for the lead as Archibald ran third ahead of Semeraro, with Mombourquette alongside Constable for fifth. Mombourquette got the spot on Lap 8, bringing Howse and Morrison through with him. Howse continued to move forward, getting alongside Mombourquette for fifh at Lap 10.
At the front of the field, Tiemersma was able to clear Everingham and take the lead solely on Lap 11, with Archibald getting alongside Everingham for second. Behind them, Semeraro continued to fourth as Howse and Mombourquette ran side-by-side. Going into turn one, Semeraro took Archibald and Everingham three-wide, with Archibald coming down to block Semeraro off of turn two. As a result, Everingham was able to grab second on Lap 14 ahead of Archibald and Semeraro.
The third caution flew on Lap 15 for Mombourquette spinning in turn three, as a result of contact from Holmes. At the halfway mark, Tiemersma led Everingham, Archibald, Semeraro, Howse, Morrison, Walters, Tyson, Weeda, Passer, Franklin, Semple, Constable, Cutting, Allard, Hughes, Mombourquette, Davey and Holmes.
Tiemersma got another good restart with Archibald getting alongside Everingham for second as Howse ran fourth ahead of the battle between Semeraro and Tyson for fifth. Everingham was able to clear Archibald for second on Lap 20 ahead of Howse, while the battle for fifth continued. Semeraro was finally able to clear Tyson at Lap 22, with Morrison running seventh ahead of Walters and Semple as Holmes and Weeda battled for 10th.
Howse would get alongside Archibald for third as the fifth caution flew for Morrison stopping on the frontstretch with a problem at Lap 24. With seven laps to go, Tiemersma led Everingham, Archibald, Howse, Semeraro, Tyson, Walters, Semple, Holmes, Weeda, Passer, Franklin, Davey, Allard, Cutting, Constable and Hughes.
Tiemersma got a good restart to keep the lead with Archibald back alongside Everingham for second. However, the caution flew once again as Tyson made significant contact with Howse going into turn three. With six laps to go, Tiemersma led Archibald, Everingham, Howse, Semeraro, Semple, Walters, Weeda, Holmes and Franklin.
The restart saw a battle for the lead between Tiemersma and Archibald, with Tiemersma clearing Archibald with three laps to go. Howse moved into second, with Semple getting alongside Archibald with two laps to go. Semple was able to clear to get the third spot, leaving Everingham to be the next driver in line. Coming off the final corner, contact happened, though, resulting in Archibald sliding up the track, before bouncing off Semeraro and Walters, with both Semeraro and Archibald making significant contact with the frontstretch wall as they crossed the finish line.
Gerrit Tiemersma scored his first career victory ahead of Jordan Howse, Ryan Semple, Coltin Everingham and Justin Holmes. Stefan Semeraro crossed the finish line crashing in sixth, followed by Dan Archibald, Mike Weeda and Jade Franklin.