INNISFIL, Ontario — Despite not getting the finishes as warranted on the final points night, SKLD Motorsports can still hang their heads high after a successful season at Sunset Speedway.
SKLD Motorsports started off Saturday night with Austyn Jennett finishing fifth in his first heat, while Andrew Shilling and Karlie Wilman were third and fifth in the second heat, respectively.
In the second round of qualifying, Jennett placed fifth, while Shilling and Wilman with third and fifth respectively.
Starting 1-2-3 in the feature with Shilling lead Wilman and Jennett, Shilling would battle side-by-side for the lead in the opening laps, eventually fading back outside of the top-five. All three SKLD drivers continued to battle-hard, including a three-wide battle between Shilling and a pair of his competitors around the halfway mark for 10th.
Following a mid-race couple of restarts, the three drivers continued to battle hard, with Jennett slowing with a mechanical problem on Lap 17. Though as he slowed, another competitor went around in turn two for the race’s fourth caution. This allowed him to make his way down pit road to the attention of pit crew, and return to the track without falling too far behind.
The three rookies battled hard through the final laps, with Andrew Shilling crossing the finish line in 11th, followed by Austyn Jennett and Karlie Wilman. Shilling would be scored fifth in the final point standings, with Wilman sixth and Jennett eighth.
The teams will re-group and get ready for the Bone Stock Invitational as part of Fall Velocity at Sunset Speedway on Sunday, September 22.
The Bone Stocks are proud to receive sponsorship from Orillia Auto Centre, All Area Towing, The Car Guy, Orillia Buy Sell Trade, The Creative Plate Eatery, Canoe Fresh Food Market, RB Graffix, The Water Store Orillia, and Foster Motorsports for 2019. Jennett is also pleased to get additional sponsorship from Able Taxi.
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Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – firstname.lastname@example.org