With the racing fast and furious on-track, there was no shortage of excitement on Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway as some new and familiar faces reached victory lane.
Ontario Pro Challenge
The Ontario Pro Challenge Series ran a pair of features, putting on a show both times on-track. Mike Norris scored his first career victory in the first feature, followed by Tim Norris adding another notch to his crown in the second feature.
Link to the first feature video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL-p_W58mQU&t=14s
Grisdale Pro Late Models
Chris Bochsler got his first feature victory of the season ahead of Matt Lockwood, Kevin Albers, David Elliott, Mark Klotz, Nick Troback, Mark Burbridge, Chris Howse, Hudson Nagy, and Allie Ditner while Mike Westwood ran into problems.
The second feature saw a late-race battle between Hudson Nagy and David Elliott, with Nagy holding off Elliott for the win. Matt Lockwood finished third, followed by Chris Bochsler. Mark Burbridge marched back up to a fifth-place finish after spinning out from the lead, ahead of Chris Howse, Nick Troback, Allie Ditner, and Mike Westwood. Kevin Albers failed to finish after being involved in two incidents, while Mark Klotz didn’t make the checkered flag due to damage in the first of those incidents.
Link to the second feature video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvGw4fmOE1Q
Ray’s Auto Center & Towing Super Stocks
Bobby Mercer won the first of the two features to pad his points lead ahead of Randy Rusnell, Carson Nagy, Brad Collison, Justin Collison, Jeff Bean, and AJ Miller, as Kelsey Lamont ran into problems.
Justin Collison led flag-to-flag to snag his first feature career victory ahead of Carson Nagy, Bobby Mercer, Randy Rusnell, Brad Collison, Kelsey Lamont, Jeff Bean, and AJ Miller.
Link to the second feature video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr9qhLZ4wdM
Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Shop Mini Stocks
Shawn Taylor made his way back to victory lane in the first feature ahead of Jake Gilbert, Rich Schwartzenburg, and Kyle Istead. Wayde Thorne crossed the finish line in fifth, but was disqualified post-race. This moves Karl Sault up to fifth ahead of Matt Young, David Gallinger, Jonathan Ayrton, Kaitlyn Wallace, Kyle DaSilva, Erik Dalla Riva, Mike Hooper, Tyler Lewis, and Wendy Adams. Unfortunately, Mark Klotz failed to finish after running into issues.
Wayde Thorne found his way to the front just past halfway in the second feature, but the disqualification in post-race technical inspection saw the win stripped away. This would give Jonathan Ayrton his first career feature victory after a hard-fought battle ahead of Karl Sault, Jake Gilbert, Shawn Taylor, and Kaitlyn Wallace. Dave Gallinger got credited with sixth ahead of Rich Schwartzenburg, Kyle Istead, Erik Dalla Riva, Tyler Lewis, Mike Hooper, Kyle DaSilva, and Wendy Adams. Matt Young was moved to last in the post-race results due to unsportsmanlike conduct.
Link to the second feature video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK9pnRNJGew
McClurkin Properties Cambridge Pure Stocks
Clinton Kerkhoff snagged the victory in the first feature ahead of Ryan Hillar, Dylan Sharpe, Leo Labarbera, Mark Thorne, Travis Hofstetter, Jared Bodnar, Dale Lucas, Blair Mayhew, Bill Rutherford, Courtney Scott, Chris Pendlebury, Mark Dennis, Todd Sutherland, and Andrew Packer.
Dale Lucas used a mid-race restart to take the lead from Courtney Scott, leading the rest of the way to the feature victory. Ryan Hillar finished third, followed by Dylan Sharpe, Mark Thorne, Chris Pendlebury, Clinton Kerkhoff, Jared Bodnar, Blair Mayhew, Bill Rutherford, Todd Sutherland, Mark Dennis, Andrew Packer, and Leo Labarbera, Travis Hofstetter failed to finish following mid-race contact with the turn four wall.
Link to the second feature video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_IZhmD3N48
Thanks to all the people who brought their classic cars out for cruise night. See a video of them on the speedway at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd_6RFMiU3I.
Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for all the videos. Please subscribe to her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6fAn1rLsk_0FWitF4dpApw.
Thanks to Derek Smith for all of the photos. Please check out more at http://www.racepulse.com.
The action isn’t set to slow down at Flamboro Speedway as this Saturday, September 15 will feature the Lucas Oil Sportsman Series with a 100-lap feature. They’ll be joined by the Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks, Pro 4 Modifieds, and Lucas Oil T.Q. Can-Am Midgets.
Gate details and admission prices, along with the full schedule for Flamboro Speedway this season can be found on the track’s website at http://www.flamborospeedway.ca.
Race Report by Ashley McCubbin