INNISFIL, Ontario — Jumping behind the wheel of the No. 34 Late Model for Spencer-Walt Motorsports, Jade Franklin ran up front all weekend long en route to a top-10 finish in the 75-lap feature on Sunday.
Franklin showed speed in qualifying, finishing third in both of his qualifying heats.
Starting second for the 75-lap feature, he would battle side-by-side with his Spencer-Walt Motorsports teammate Rick Spencer-Walt through the first four laps, before slipping back to second. The young driver would stay poised through the beginning stages of the feature, though ultimately fell back to fifth by the 10th lap.
He’d continue to battle hard, including going back and forth with Travis Hallyburton before fading back to sixth on Lap 34. Unfortunately, everything came to a head for the young driver on Lap 46, when he made contact with Kendra Adams, causing her to spin off of turn two. As a result, he would be sent to the tail of the lead lap cars as an involved car for the restart.
Restarting in the back half of the field, he’d work his way back up to seventh, battling side-by-side with Mike Wilkinson for eighth. He would get the spot on Lap 55, though ultimately slipped back to 10th over the course of the run. He’d continue to battle hard despite the lost ground, escaping an incident ahead of him on Lap 71 to gain two spots.
Restarting eighth, the restart would not fare well with Franklin going around for a spin in turns three and four, following an attempt to go three-wide with Danny Benedict and Paul Maltese. Restarting once again at the back, he would battle hard right down to the checkered flag, battling right down to the final lap for a seventh-place finish.
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