HAMILTON, Ontario — Despite a thunderstorm knocking at the backdoor ready to crash the party at any minute, Flamboro Speedway officials were able to push through and get the whole night of action-packed racing in for the fans.
T.Q. Can-Am Midgets
Darren Dryden has certainly got his No. 12 Can-Am Midget figured out this year, and it showed on Saturday night as he won the first feature. Steven Murdock finished second, followed by Brandon Hauck, Ryan Fraser, and David Miller. Cory Whittam finished sixth, followed by Dominique Smith, Cassidy March, Brody Rickwood, and David Mather. Bob Bailey and Paul Harrison rounded out the field, with Luc Munsie failing to finish.
The inverted starting grid for the second feature presented a challenge for Darren Dryden, but he still made it happen, making his way through the field for the victory. Steven Murdock finished second once again ahead of Ryan Fraser, Cassidy March, and Dominique Smith. David Miller finished sixth, followed by Cory Whittam, Brody Rickwood, Luc Munsie and David Mather. Bob Bailey and Paul Harrison failed to finish, with Brandon Hauck not taking the green flag.
Grisdale Racing Products Late Models
After posting four top-five’s in the first eight races of the season, everything came together for Chad Corcoran on Saturday night to get his first feature win of the season. Points leader J.R. Fitzpatrick finished second, followed by Mark Burbridge, Rick Burbridge, and Kevin Albers.
Chris Howse finished sixth, followed by Jake Gilbert, Shawn McGlynn, David Gallinger, Derek Tiemersma, and Carson Nagy, with Mike Klotz failing to finish.
The inverted starting grid worked in Shawn McGlynn’s favor, as he was able to find his way quickly to the lead and score his first win of 2019. Rookie Carson Nagy finished second, followed by Rick Burbridge, Chad Corcoran, and J.R. Fitzpatrick.
Mark Burbridge finished sixth, followed by Kevin Albers, Jake Gilbert, Chris Howse, Derek Tiemesrma, and David Gallinger, with Mike Klotz failing to finish.
Ray’s Towing & Recovery Super Stocks
Brad Collison won the first feature ahead of his son Justin Collison, Randy Rusnell, Nick Troback, and Dennis Cybalski.
Justin Collison won the second feature ahead of Brad Collison, Nick Troback, Dennis Cybalski, and Randy Rusnell.
Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks
The pieces finally came together for Dylan Sharpe on Saturday night, as he scored his first career Mini Stock feature victory. Jake Watson finished second, followed by Erik Dalla Riva and Karl Sault. Will Gibbons crossed the finish line in fifth, but was disqualified in post-race technical inspection.
Kyle Istead finished sixth, followed by Kyle Steckly, Jonathan Ayrton, Wayde Thorne, and Shawn Taylor. Tyler Lewis finished 11th, followed by Kyle DaSilva, Allie Ditner, Kaitlyn Wallace, Mike Hooper, and Wendy Adams. Matt Young failed to take the green flag.
The inverted starting line-up worked in Shawn Taylor’s favor, as he was quickly able to find his way to the front and cruise to victory lane ahead of Erik Dalla Riva. Will Gibbons crossed the finish line in third, but once again was handed the disqualification.
Tyler Lewis and Karl Sault rounded out the top-five, ahead of Dylan Sharpe, Jake Watson, Kyle Steckly, Kyle Istead, and Jonathan Ayrton. Kyle DaSilva finished 11th, followed by Allie Ditner, Wendy Adams, Mike Hooper, and Wayde Thorne. Matt Young and Kaitlyn Wallace failed to take the green flag.
Pro 4 Modifieds
Starting at the tail for the second feature then posed no problem for Mike Westwood, as he made his way through the field for the daily double. Cliff Hodgkinson finished second, followed by Dan Pettit, Dave Hodgkinson, Mark Lucas, and Shannon Morris.
Thanks Derek Smith for the photos from the night of action. You can see more images at http://www.racepulse.com.
This Saturday night – July 27 – will be in action packed as Flamboro Speedway plays host to the Don Biederman Memorial, featuring 75 laps for the Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model Series. The Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds and Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints will also be on hand, joined by the Canadian Vintage Modifieds and McClurkin Properties Cambridge Pure Stocks.
The pit gate opens at 3pm, followed by the front gate opening at 5pm with racing starting at 6:30pm.
You will want to get to the track early, though, as The Great Canadian Truck Show will be taking place out front of the speedway.
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. Be sure to keep up with the latest by following the speedway on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FlamboroSpdwy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/flamborospeedway.
By: Ashley McCubbin