INNISFIL, Ontario — Following a strong qualifying effort to start the afternoon, it seemed the rest of the afternoon would not go as planned for Robbie Sikes.
Sikes started off the night by laying down a lap of 15.064 seconds in time trials to qualify him seventh for the first 35-lap feature. He looked to be set to settle in and ride through the beginning laps, but contact ahead of him caused the field to get bunched up, with Sikes making contact in turn four with another competitor. Unfortunately, it would cause enough damage that he would be unable to continue.
The Spencer-Walt Motorsports worked hard ahead of the second event, making the necessary repairs so Sikes could compete in the second 35-lap feature. Starting from the tail of the field, the rookie began to work his way forward, breaking into the top-10 before the halfway mark. He’d move up into eighth before the caution came out on Lap 23. Restarting on the outside of the fourth row, he’d look to continue moving forward, however would ultimately get tangled up with another driver in turn two on Lap 25, ending his night early.
Despite the night not going as planned, Sikes still has two top-10 finishes on the season in six features to date, allowing him to sit 11th in the track standings. Notably, he is second in the rookie standings, 10 points behind Daniel Montanari.
Sikes will be back at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, July 6 for the next NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I competition.
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