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Gerrit Tiemersma Caps off Super Stock Season in Victory Lane

Photo Courtesy of Eric Uprichard

After coming close to victory throughout the 2019 campaign, Gerrit Tiemersma was able to break through in the biggest event of the season – the St. Onge Recreation Super Stock Velocity 250 feature.

Dustyn Mombourquette won the first heat ahead of Randy Rusnell, Dan Archibald, Dan Robb, Jordan Latimer, Brandon McFerran, Cory McAllister, and Zac Sprung.

Brandon Passer won the second heat ahead of Gerrit Tiemersma, Ryan Semple, Jake Watson, Ken Grubb, Tom Walters, Mark Gordon, and Jordan Lawrence.

The third heat would see McAllister spin on Lap 1, followed by Mombourquette spinning Robb on Lap 4. Brandon McFerran would pick up the checkered flag ahead of McAllister, Rusnell, Archibald, and Sprung. Of note, McAllister gave Archibald the bump-and-run for second on the last lap, with Archibald spinning McAllister after the checkered flag.

Tom Walters won the fourth heat ahead of Tiemersma, Gordon, Grubb, Semple, Watson, Passer, and Lawrence.

Come feature time, Brandon McFerran started pole ahead of Tom Walters, Dustyn Mombourquette, Gerrit Tiemersma, Randy Rusnell, Brandon Passer, Ryan Semple, Ken Grubb, Dan Robb, Jake Watson, Mark Gordon, Cory McAllister, Dan Archibald, Jordan Lawrence, Steve Cashmore, and Zac Sprung.

The drop of the green flag would see McFerran and Walters battle side-by-side for the top spot, with Walters grabbing the advantage on Lap 2. McFerran would hold off Tiemersma for second, with Mombourquette alongside Tiemersma on Lap 3 for third.

It would not take long for the race’s first caution, as that came out on Lap 6 for debris in turn two. The restart produced the second yellow flag with Robb spinning around, as McAllister went for a slideways side. With 45 laps to go, Walters led McFerran, Tiemersma, Mombourquette, Passer, Grubb, Semple, Archibald, and Rusnell.

The restart saw another battle for the lead between Walters and McFerran, with Walters holding serve as Tiemersma moved up into second ahead of McFerran. However, the yellow flag returned with Archibald spinning Semple in turns three and four, collecting Passer in the process. With 42 laps to go, Walters led Tiemersma, McFerran, Mombourquette, Grubb, Gordon, Rusnell, Cashmore, McAllister, Robb, Watson, Lawrence, Passer, Semple, Archibald, and Sprung.

Tiemersma would get a good restart, taking the lead ahead of Walters, McFerran, Grubb, Mombourquette, Gordon and McAllister, as Cashmore and Robb battled for ninth. Grubb would then get alongside McFerran for third on Lap 11, taking the spot a lap later. Mombourquette would follow through a couple laps later, bumping McFerran back to fifth ahead of Gordon.

With 15 laps on the board, Tiemersma led Walters, Grubb, Mombourquette, McFerran, Gordon, McAllister and Cashmore, with Robb and Archibald side-by-side for ninth. The caution would out on Lap 18, though, this time for Watson going around in turn four.

The restart brought forth another battle for the lead between Tiemersma and Walters, with Tiemersma holding serve once again as Grubb got alongside Walters for second on Lap 21.

However the fifth caution would come out two laps later for Semple and Cashmore coming together off of turn three and four, resulting in debris. With 28 laps to go, Tiemersma led Walters, Grubb, Mombourquette, McFerran, McAllister, Gordon, Robb, Archibald, Passer, Lawrence, Cashmore, Rusnell, and Watson.

The restart would see Tiemersma and Walters battle for the lead ahead of Grubb and Mombourquette, as McAllister and McFerran ran side-by-side for fifth. Tiemersma got the lead on Lap 25 with Grubb alongside Walters for second. Mombourquette ran solidly in fourth ahead of McAllister, McFerran and Archibald, with Passer and Robb side-by-side for eighth.

The fifth caution then came out on Lap 30 for Cashmore and Sprung going around in turn two. The restart produced the sixth yellow flag, with Archibald spinning McFerran in turn two.

The second attempt would go cleanly with Tiemersma and Walters once again side-by-side for the lead ahead of Grubb and Mombourquette, as Lawrence and McAllister battled for fifth. McAllister got the spot on Lap 32, bringing Semple and Passer through with him.

Tiemersma would take over the top spot on Lap 33 ahead of Walters, with Mombourquette alongside Grubb for third ahead of McAllister, Semple, Passer and Robb, as Gordon and Archibald battled for ninth.

Grubb held off the challenge from Mombourquette, with the battle for ninth continuing ahead of Lawrence and McFerran, as Watson and Cashmore battled for 13th. Semple would then get alongside McAllister with 10 laps to go for fifth.

With 41 laps on the board, Tiemersma led Walters, Grubb and Mombourquette, with Semple and McAllister still side-by-side for fifth. Semple got the spot with seven laps to go ahead of McAllister, Passer, Robb and Archibald. Lawrence would challenge Archibald for ninth on Lap 45, but was unable to complete the pass.

Mombourquette would once again challenge Grubb for third, this time with three laps to go. The pair would remain side-by-side till the final and seventh caution on Lap 49 for Semple wrecking off of turn four.

Gerrit Tiemersma got a good restart, leading the rest of the way en route to the win ahead of Tom Walters, Dustyn Mombourquette, Ken Grubb, and Cory McAllister. Brandon Passer finished sixth, followed by Dan Robb, Jo Lawrence, Dan Archibald, and Mark Gordon. Jake Watson finished 11th, followed by Brandon McFerran, Steve Cashmore, Randy Rusnell, Zac Sprung, and Ryan Semple.

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