SAUBLE BEACH, Ontario — In a season filled with multiple trips to victory lane, Hawkstone, Ontario’s Rick Spencer-Walt was crowned the 2018 Sauble Speedway Late Model Champion this past Saturday night.
On the final night of competition for the season, the familiar speed was shown by the No. 31w Late Model as Spencer-Walt started on pole, battling side-by-side for the top spot before taking it at the halfway mark of the feature. He looked to be set to cruise away from the field, but that wasn’t set to be. Marvin Freiburger was able to track him down, with a battle back and forth commencing with 10 laps to go. It would last from there to the checkered, with Spencer-Walt passing Freiburger on the last lap to score the victory.
Starting eighth in the second feature, Spencer-Walt began moved up to fifth in the early stages, where he’d remain until an incident happened up ahead of him with two laps to go, which he’d miss to move up to third. Restarting inside the top-five, he’d battle hard in the closing laps en route to a third-place finish.
The pair of podiums from Saturday night just add to the numbers as Spencer-Walt has picked up eight wins and 18 top-fives in his last 18 races at Sauble Speedway and Sunset Speedway, combined.
This season isn’t over yet, either, as Spencer-Walt still has a chance at winning a second championship. The Eldon Wallis-owned team will make the trek down to Sunset Speedway on Sunday, September 16 and Sunday, September 23 for the final two rounds of the Great Lakes Concrete Series. Spencer-Walt currently leads that standings, eight points ahead of Jordan Lawrence.
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