Flamboro Speedway

Bobby Mercer Scores First Pure Stock Victory of 2019 at Flamboro Speedway

MILGROVE, Ontario — After coming close throughout the season to date, everything came together for Bobby Mercer on Saturday night as he scored the victory in the second McClurkin Properties Cambridge Pure Stock feature.

Brian Gamble started pole ahead of Jeff Kells, Jared Bodnar, Jimmy Hooper, Dylan Sharpe, Kyle Lucas, Leo Labarbera, Mark Thorne, Dale Lucas, Phil Givens, and Courtney Scott.

Kells would grab the lead off of the start ahead of Sharpe, but the caution came out on Lap 2 for Kyle Lucas getting spun in turn two, collecting Labarbera and Givens.

Hooper got a good restart, taking over the lead ahead of Kells, Thorne and Dale Lucas, as Bodner battled Sharpe for fifth. Bodner got the spot, but was passed by Mercer two laps later.

With six laps on the board, Hooper led Kells, Thorne, Lucas, Mercer, and Givens. Mercer would get alongside Lucas for fourth on Lap 8, with Thorne moving into second a lap later, bringing Mercer, Givens, and Lucas through with him. Kells would now run sixth ahead of Bodnar.

Mercer continued to move forward, taking over the second spot on Lap 11, bringing Givens through with him as Thorne battled Lucas for fourth ahead of Kells. Behind them, Bodnar and Labarbera ran side-by-side for seventh ahead of Sharpe, Kyle Lucas, and Scott.

Mercer’s climb to the front would be complete on Lap 14, as he used the lap-car of Gamble as a pick, moving into the top spot. Givens followed him through, bumping Hooper back to third ahead of Thorne, Dale Lucas, Kells, Bodnar, Labarbera, and Sharpe.

The battle for third got interesting on Lap 17, with Thorne tagging the back of Hooper. Lucas joined in the fun a lap later, bumping the back of Thorne, with Thorne bumping Hooper once again. This would allow Thorne to make his way by, bringing Lucas, Kells, and Labarbera through with him.

Bobby Mercer picked up the win ahead of Phil Givens, Mark Thorne, Dale Lucas, and Jeff Kells. Leo Labarbera finished sixth, followed by Jimmy Hooper, Jared Bodnar, Dylan Sharpe, Kyle Lucas, and Courtney Scott. Brian Gamble finished 11th, with Andy Wheller not taking the green flag.

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