Andy Kamrath Sweeps Flamboro Speedway Frostoberfest Features

With an incredible drive in the second feature, Andy Kamrath was able to take home the igloo after winning both Flamboro Speedway Frostoberfest features.

Andy Kamrath would take the pole at a lap time of 17.506 seconds on Saturday, two-tenths quicker than Jason Taylor (17.791). Shawn Taylor (17.961) qualified third, followed by Cory Young (18.093) and Russ Aicken (18.157). Brian Wilson qualified sixth, followed by Rich Schwartzenburg, Matt Young, Allie Ditner, and David Gallinger.

Jacob Robb qualified 11th, followed by Bobby Tolton, Pat MacDonald, Mike Hooper, and Scott Mast. Erik Della Riva qualified 16th, followed by Mike Gilmore, Terry Woodley, Jonathan Aryton, and Kyle Istead. Jake Gilbert qualified 21st, followed by Rodney Rutherford, Wayde Thorne, Jason LeBlanc, and Kaitlyn Wallace. Andrea Parsons and Taylor Thring rounded out the field in time trials.

Notably, come time for Sunday’s feature, Rich Schwartzenburg gave up where he qualified to hand over the driving duties to his brother Billy Schwartzenburg. Also, Jake Gilbert was sent home early by race officials for social media comments. Lastly, more drivers showed up, seeing the 49 start 26th followed by Jake Watson, Lisa DeLeeuw, Schwartzenburg, Chris Pendlebury, Phil Givens, and Michael Kenny.

Kamrath jumped out to the early lead in the first feature with Jason Tolton, Taylor, Aicken, Young and Wilson in toe. Behind them, Young ran seventh ahead of Robb and Ditner. Robb caught Young for seventh, with contact on Lap 4 through turn two. This allowed Robb to take the spot a lap later, with MacDonald looking to follow him through.

The first caution would fly on Lap 6 for an incident in turn four involving Bobby Tolton and Hooper. With 25 laps to go, Kamrath led Jason Tolton, Taylor, Aicken, Young, Wilson, Robb, MacDonald, Mast, and Ditner. Della Riva ran 11th, followed by Gallinger, Gilmore, Watson, Schwartzenburg, Woodley, Aryton, Rutherford, Thorne, and Istead. Wallace ran 21st, followed by DeLeeuw, Leblanc, Parsons, the 49, Givens, Hooper, Young, and Thring.

Kamrath got a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Tolton and Aicken, with Taylor and Young side-by-side for fourth. Young got the spot on Lap 9, with Robb following him through a lap later.

The second caution then came out on Lap 11 for Della Riva going around on the backstretch, after he got loose due to contact from MacDonald. Under caution, Taylor headed to the pits so the team could look at the motor issues he was experiencing. With 20 laps to go, Kamrath led Tolton, Young, Robb, Mast, Wilson, Watson, Schwartzenburg, and Gilmore. Gallinger ran 11th, followed by Ayrton, Woodley, Ditner, Rutherford, Istead, Thorne, DeLeeuw, and Wallace.

Kamrath got another good restart ahead of the field, with Tolton remaining in second ahead of Aicken, Mast, Young, and Schwartzenburg. Mast would then get alongside Aicken for third at Lap 13, completing the pass two laps later. Aicken now ran fourth as Young would go spinning after battling for fifth with Schwartzenburg. Watson moved up into fifth ahead of Robb, Wilson and now Schwartzenburg back to eighth.

The third caution would fly on Lap 18 as a result of Istead going around. With 13 laps to go, Kamrath led Tolton, Mast, Aicken, Watson, Robb, Wilson, Schwartzenburg, Gilmore, and Gallinger. Ayrton ran 11th, followed by Young, Ditner, Woodley, DeLeeuw, Della Riva, Taylor, Wallace, Thorne, and Parsons.

Kamrath got a good restart as Tolton remained second ahead of Mast, with Watson moving up to fourth ahead of Aicken, Robb, Schwartzenburg, Wilson, and Gallinger. Schwartzenburg continued his climb, passing Robb for sixth at Lap 23. Watson would also continue to move forward, as well, passing Mast for third with five laps to go.

Aicken continued to run sixth ahead of Schwartzenburg, Robb, Wilson, Gallinger, Gilmore, Young, and Della Riva. Unfortunately, Della Riva’s rebound hit a snag with two laps to go as he’d go for a second spin. As the race went back to yellow, Gallinger would head pit side.

Andy Kamrath led the rest of the way en route to victory ahead of Jason Tolton, Russ Aicken, Jake Watson, and Billy Schwartzenburg. Jacob Robb finished sixth, followed by Scott Mast, Brian Wilson, Mike Gilmore, and Matt Young. Jonathan Ayrton placed 11th, followed by Allie Ditner, Terry Woodley, Lisa DeLeeuw, and Kyle Istead. Wayne Thorne finished 16th, followed by Mike Hooper, Michael Kenny, Jason LeBlanc, and Phil Givens.

With a lead lap car invert for the second feature, it would Jason LeBlanc on pole ahead of Mike Hooper, Andea Parsons, Kaitlyn Wallace, Wayde Thorne, Kyle Istead, Lisa DeLeeuw, Terry Woodley, Allie Ditner, Jonathan Ayrton, Matt Young, Mike Gilmore, Brian Wilson, Scott Mast, Jacob Robb, Russ Aicken, Billy Schwartzenburg, Jake Watson, Jason Tolton, Andy Kamrath, Taylor Thring, Erik Della Riva, Shawn Taylor, Cory Young, Rodney Rutherford, Bobby Tolton, Tom Eckensville, Chris Pendlebury, Michael Kenny, and Phil Givens.

LeBlanc jumped out to lead the opening lap, but would get loose off of turn two on Lap 2 and go for a spin down the backstretch. As a result, Hooper took over the top spot ahead of Wallace, but the caution flew a lap later for Young and Gilmore going around. With 27 laps to go, Hooper led Wallace, Parsons, DeLeeuw, Thorne, Ditner, Young, Woodley, Istead, Wilson, Mast, Schwartzenburg, Kamrath, Ayrton, Aicken, and Watson.

The first attempt at a restart saw Parsons get spun around at the front of the field, causing a mad scatter with drivers taking whatever action necessary to avoid contact. In the process, both Ditner and Watson also went around, as well.

The second attempt was clean with Wallace taking the top spot, before Wilson took over at Lap 6 as Kamrath battled Wallace for second. Kamrath easily cleared her, getting alongside Wilson for the lead a lap later, taking the top spot on Lap 8.

Wilson now ran second, with Mast and Robb battling for third. Mast got the spot a lap later, bringing Aicken, and Schwartzenburg through with him. Robb now ran sixth ahead of DeLeeuw, Woodley, Wallace and Della Riva, as Thorne and Ayrton battled for 11th. Aryton would get the spot on Lap 12, with Young looking to follow him through.

Further up the field, Mast got alongside Wilson for second at Lap 14, completing the pass a lap later, and bringing Aicken and Schwartzenburg through with him. Wilson now ran fifth ahead of Robb, DeLeeuw and Woodley, as Della Riva and Young ran side-by-side for ninth. Young got the spot on Lap 18, bringing Ayrton and MacDonald through with him as Della Riva slowed with an issue.

With the laps adding up on the board, the leaders found themselves in deep lap traffic. It didn’t work out for Aicken, as contact with a lap car saw him hit the turn two wall for the third caution at Lap 19.

Kamrath got a good restart ahead of Mast, Schwartzenburg, Wilson, Robb and Young. DeLeeuw ran seventh ahead of Woodley and Thorne, with Aicken alongside Ayrton for ninth. Aicken got the spot on Lap 26, bringing Watson through with him, before the caution for Pendlebury and Wallace going around in turn two.

The first attempt at a restart saw contact on the backstretch result in MacDonald catching some air on the top of Woodley’s hood. The second attempt went cleanly, with Kamrath leading the rest of the way.

Andy Kamrath picked up the win ahead of Scott Mast, Billy Schwartzenburg, Brian Wilson, and Jacob Robb. Russ Aicken finished sixth, followed by Matt Young, Lisa DeLeeuw, Jake Watson, and Jonathan Ayrton. Allie Ditner placed 11th, followed by Wayde Thorne, Kyle Istead, Shawn Taylor, and Kaitlyn Wallace.

Terry Woodley finished 16th, followed by Phil Givens, Mike Gilmore, Pat MacDonald, and Taylor Thring. Jason LeBlanc placed 21st, followed by Chris Pendleberry, Erik Della Riva, Mike Hooper, and Michael Kenny. Andrea Parsons finished 26th, followed by Jason Tolton, Rodney Rutherford, Bobby Tolton, and Tom Eckensville.

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