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Rick Spencer-Walt Scores Late Model Feature Victory at Sunset Speedway

Taking the lead just before halfway, Rick Spencer-Walt didn’t look back en route to winning the third Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Late Model feature on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

With the second feature in the books, the re-draw would see Danny Benedict start on pole ahead of Nick Goetz, Taylor Holdaway, Rick Spencer-Walt, Billy Zardo, Chris Morrow, Jordan Latimer, Al Inglis, Gord Shepherd, and Lane Zardo. Thayne Hallyburton started 11th, followed by Travis Hallyburton, Mike Wilkinson, Paul Maltese, Kendra Adams, Mike Meyer, Brittney Gresel, Kendra Adams, and Mike Bentley.

Danny Benedict jumped out to the early lead ahead of Goetz, with Holdaway and Spencer-Walt side-by-side for third. Goetz then got alongside Benedict for the top spot on Lap 2, completing the pass a lap later and bringing Spencer-Walt, Morrow and Holdaway through with him. Benedict now ran fifth as of Lap 7, with Billy Zardo alongside Latimer for sixth. Shepherd then tagged the back of Zardo a lap later, allowing Latimer to clear him for the spot.

Up at the front, Spencer-Walt tracked down Goetz for the top spot, getting alongside him for the lead at Lap 9 ahead of Morrow and Holdaway, with Latimer alongside Benedict for fifth. Latimer would get the spot on Lap 11, with Shepherd running seventh behind them.

Spencer-Walt would clear Goetz for the lead on Lap 12 with Morrow in third ahead of Holdaway, Latimer and Benedict. Shepherd then got alongside Benedict for sixth at Lap 14, with Latimer getting alongside Holdaway two laps later. Latimer took the fourth spot on Lap 17, with Shepherd clearing Benedict.

Travis Hallyburton then got alongside Benedict for sixth at Lap 18, with Shepherd getting alongside Holdaway a lap later. Shepherd took the fifth spot on Lap 21 ahead of Holdaway, with Hallyburton running seventh ahead of Benedict, Thayne Hallyburton and Bentley. Latimer then got alongside Morrow for third at Lap 23, with Travis Hallyburton getting alongside Holdaway a lap later. Hallyburton took the sixth spot on Lap 25, with Benedict continuing to run eighth.

Latimer would clear Morrow for third at Lap 26, with Shepherd passing Morrow for fourth two laps later. Travis Hallyburton continued to run sixth ahead of Holdaway and Benedict, with Thayne Hallyburton alongside Bentley ahead of Billy Zardo, Lane Zardo, Gresel, Maltese, Wilkinson, and Adams. Travis Hallyburton tried to the make the pass on Morrow for fifth with three laps to go, but was unable to clear him.

Rick Spencer-Walt picked up the checkered flag ahead of Nick Goetz, Gord Shepherd, Jordan Latimer, and Chris Morrow. Travis Hallyburton finished sixth, followed by Taylor Holdaway, Danny Benedict, Mike Bentley, and Thayne Hallyburton. Billy Zardo finished 11th, followed by Brittney Gresel, Lane Zardo, Paul Maltese, Mike Wilkinson, Kendra Adams, Ernie Fumeton and Mike Meyer.

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