Race Reports

Justin Holmes Scores First Career Super Stock Feature Victory

Taking the lead around the halfway point of the feature, Justin Holmes led the rest of the way for his first career St. Onge Recreation Super Stock feature victory at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night.

Jordan Howse won the first heat filling in for Frank Davey ahead of Stefan Semeraro, Ethan Constable, Tom Walters, Dustyn Mombourquette, and William Hughes.

Coltin Everingham won the second heat ahead of Holmes, Nick Tooley, Gerrit Tiemersma, Brandon Passer, Mike Weeda, and Johnny Morrison.

Tom Walters won the third heat ahead of Mombourquette, Constable, Semeraro, Davey, and Hughes.

Justin Holmes won the fourth heat ahead of Weeda, Passer, Everingham, Morrison, and Tooley. Notably, Tooley finished last after a spin in turn two on the last lap due to contact with Morrison.

Come feature time, Nick Tooley led the field to the green flag ahead of Gerrit Tiemersma, Dustyn Mombourquette, Johnny Morrison, Ethan Constable, Mike Weeda, Justin Holmes, Brandon Passer, Stefan Semeraro, Coltin Everingham, Tom Walters, Jordan Howse, and William Hughes.

The drop of the green flag saw a battle for the lead between Tooley and Tiemersma, with Tiemersma taking the top spot on Lap 2 as Mombourquette and Morrison battled for third, with Holmes alongside Weeda for fifth. Holmes and Morrison both got by Mombourquette, with Holmes getting alongside Morrison for third on Lap 5. Holmes took the spot one lap later, ahead of Morrison, Mombourquette as Passer and Semeraro battled for sixth.

Further up towards the front of the field, Holmes got alongside Tooley for second at Lap 9, completing the pass a lap later. He then got alongside Tiemersma for the lead on Lap 11, once again completing the pass a lap later. Tiemersma now ran second ahead of Tooley, Morrison, Semeraro, and Passer. Semeraro would then pass Morrison for fourth on Lap 14.

At the halfway mark of the feature, Tooley got alongside Tiemersma for the runner-up spot, completing the pass two laps later. Semeraro ran fourth ahead of Passer, Everingham, Howse, Morrison, Mombourquette, and Constable as Walters made his way down pit road at Lap 19. Drivers continued to shuffle positions, with Passer getting alongside Semeraro for fourth at Lap 21, though he was unable to complete the pass.

With six laps to go, Tiemersma had closed the gap back on Tooley for second, looking for a way by. Unfortunately, there’d be contact off of turn two, bringing out the race’s lone caution.

Holmes got a good restart to keep the top spot ahead of Semeraro, as Passer and Everingham battled for third ahead of Howse, Weeda, and Morrison. Everingham got the spot with four laps to go.

Justin Holmes picked up the win ahead of Stefan Semeraro, Coltin Everingham, Brandon Passer, Jordan Howse, Mike Weeda, Johnny Morrison, Ethan Constable, Nick Tooley, Dustyn Mombourquette, William Hughes, and Gerrit Tiemersma.

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