Bone Stocks

Joe Dunlop Outduels D’Antimo to First Career Bone Stock Victory

In a battle that lasted all race long, Joe Dunlop would take sole procession of the lead in the late stages from Ryan D’Antimo en route to winning the Signs of Innovation Bone Stock feature at Sunset Speedway.

Scott McGregor won the first heat ahead of Mark Dennis, Andrew Shiling, Kris Inglis, James Pontentier, and Austyn Jennett.

Ryan D’Antimo scored the victory in the second heat ahead of Jeff LaFlamme, Joshua Flamard, Joe Dunlop, Aundrea Lusk, Cheyenne Charles, and Karlie Wilman.

Mark Dennis won the third heat ahead of Shiling, Pontentier, Jayde Guenette, Jennett, and Kris Inglis. Notably, the heat wasn’t without contact as Pontentier initially got into Shiling off of turn four, followed by Pontentier making contact with Inglis, forcing him into the infield grass.

Ryan D’Antimo went for the daily double ahead of Flamard, Dunlop, Charles, Lusk, and Wilman. The heat wasn’t without incident, with Laflamme spinning Lusk after he ran into a mechanical issues.

Come feature time, Andrew Shiling started pole ahead of Ryan D’Antimo, Mark Dennis, Joshua Flamard, James Pontentier, Joe Dunlop, Jeff Laflamme, Austyn Jennett, Aundrea Lusk, Cheyenne Charles, Karlie Wilman, and Jayde Guenette.

Ryan D’Antimo grabbed the early lead ahead of Flamard and Dunlop, with Dunlop moving into second on Lap 2 ahead of Flamard. Behind them, Dennis and Shilling ran side-by-side for fourth, with Dennis taking the spot on Lap 3. Shilling now ran fifth ahead of Laflamme, Pontentier, Lusk, and Charles. Laflamme would then get by Shilling on Lap 6 for fifth.

The battle for sixth on Lap 7 would catch everyone’s attention as Pontentier would get into Shilling off of turn four. Shilling then returned the favor, making contact with Pontentier off of turn two, resulting in Pontentier spinning into the infield grass. Pontentier would be able to get the car turned back around facing the right direction without drawing a caution.

As a result of the battle, Shilling ran sixth with Lusk up to seventh ahead of Pontentier. Lusk would then get alongside Shiling on Lap 9, completing the pass and bringing Pontentier through with her. Shilling now ran eighth ahead of Inglis.

At the front of the field, Dunlop tracked D’Antimo down the for lead, getting alongside him for the spot as Flamard continued to run third ahead of Dennis. Unfortunately, Laflamme’s strong early run came to an end on Lap 13, with him drawing the caution a lap later as he stalled in turn one.

D’Antimo got a good restart, taking the initial lead.  Dunlop would get right back alongside him with five to go, with the pair remaining that way until D’Antimo slowed with a mechanical issue on the last lap.

Joe Dunlop led the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory ahead of Joshua Flamard, Aundrea Lusk, James Pontentier, and Mark Dennis. Andrew Shiling finished sixth, followed by Kris Inglis, Ryan D’Antimo, Jayde Guenette, and Karlie Wilman. Austyn Jennett and Cheyenne Charles rounded out the top-12.

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