Flamboro Speedway

Phil Givens Scores Pure Stock Frostoberfest Feature Victory at Flamboro

Running up front with the leaders paid off for Phil Givens, who’d score the feature victory in the Pure Stock Frostoberfest feature on Saturday evening at Flamboro Speedway.

Kyle Neumeister set the quickest time in qualifying at 18.996 seconds, followed by Billy Schwartzenburg (19.575), Phil Givens (19.681), Leo Labarbera (19.791), and Courtney Scott (19.851). Mark Thorne was sixth, followed by Karl Sault, Clinton Kerkhof, Matt McCaig, Jared Bodnar, Andy Wheller, Michael Neumeister, John Cote, Scott Brooks, Chris Pendlebury, Ryan Hillar, Dylan Sharpe, Bill Rutherford, Russ Couture, and Andrew Packer.

Neumeister jumped out to the early lead ahead of Schwartzenburg and Givens, with Labarbera and Kerkhof side-by-side for fourth on Lap 2 ahead of Thorne. Sault would get alongside Thorne for sixth a lap later, with Kerkhof moving into fourth on Lap 4 ahead of Labarbera. The battle for sixth sorted itself out on Lap 5, with Sault taking the position ahead of Thorne, Bodnar and Scott, with Wheller and McCaig side-by-side for 10th. Wheller took the spot on Lap 7 ahead of McCaig, with Cote behind them. Michael Neumeister would try to pass Cote for 12th, but was unable to complete the pass as Pendlebury rounded out the top-14.

The battle for sixth resumed on Lap 10, with Thorne getting back alongside Sault ahead of Bodnar, with Wheller and Scott side-by-side for ninth. Thorne would get the spot three laps later, with Bodnar getting alongside Sault for seventh ahead of Wheller, Scott, McCaig, and Michael Neumeister. Unfortunately, McCaig’s run came to an end on Lap 16, as he ran into mechanical issues. Bodnar moved into seventh on Lap 16, with Wheller challenging Sault for eighth.

Further up the field, Givens was able to track down Schwartzenburg as they negotiated the lap cars, getting alongside him for second on Lap 18. He would complete the pass a lap later as Kerkhof continued to run fourth. The race’s first caution would come out three laps later for Wheller stopping in turn four with a problem. With 10 laps to go, Kyle Neumeister led Givens, Schwartzenburg, Kerkhof, Labarbera, Thorne, Bodnar, Scott, Sault, and Michael Neumeister.

Kyle Neumeister got a good restart ahead of Givens, with Kerkhof moving into third ahead of Schwartzenburg, Labarbera, Thorne, Bodnar and Scott, as Sault and Michael Neumeister battled for ninth. Sault would get the spot on Lap 25 ahead of Neumeister, Cote, Pendlbury, Hillar, and Sharpe. Hillar’s race came to an end in dramatic fashion as he’d get up on the backstretch wall on Lap 28, bringing out the race’s second caution.

Kyle Neumeister got a good restart, holding off the field to cross the finish line in first-place. He would be disqualified in post-race technical inspection, though, stripping him of the win. Phil Givens was given the victory ahead of Clinton Kerkhof, Billy Schwartzenburg, Leo Labarbera, Mark Thorne, Jared Bodnar, Courtney Scott, Karl Sault, Michael Neumeister, and Chris Pendlebury. Dylan Sharpe finished 11th, followed by Bill Rutherford, John Cote, Scott Brooks, Russ Couture, Andrew Packer, Matt McCaig, Ryan Hillar, Andy Wheller, and Matt Young.

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