MILGOVE, Ontario — Coming down to a late-race battle and tie breaker, it’d be Karl Sault scoring the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Shop Mini Stock Frostoberfest victory.
The afternoon started off with time trials, with Andy Kamrath laying down the quickest lap at 17.517 seconds. Dylan Sharpe qualified second, followed by Kyle Steckly, Karl Sault, Erik Dalla Riva, Shawn Taylor, Jake Watson, Kevin Bridge, and Tyler Lewis. Jason Tolton qualified 11th, followed by Wayde Thorne, Kaitlyn Wallace, Craig Kamrath, Brandon Crumbie, Samantha Shaw, Kyle Istead, Billy Schwartzenburg, Issac Dippel, and Paul Boyd.
Jonathan Ayrton qualified 21st, followed by Bobby Tolton, Andrea Parsons, Kyle Da Silva, and Gillian Hils. These drivers would lock themselves automatically into the show, with the rest going to the b-main to make it in.
Kevin Bridge, who had his time disqualified after failing to visit technical inspection following his run, would score the victory in the b-main. Melissa Bullen finished second, followed by Dave Silverthorne Jr., Matt Young, Tyler Lewis, and Tristan Da Silva to qualify into the show. Brandon Feeney, Leo Babarbera, Chris French and Mike Thompson would fail to qualify.
Andy Kamrath broke out into the early lead in the first 50 lap feature ahead of Sharpe, Sault, Taylor, Steckly, Dalla Riva, Watson, Jason Tolton, Young, Lewis, Thorne, and Craig Kamrath, with the first caution coming out on Lap 4 for Bullen and Parsons getting together.
Kamrath got a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Sault, Sharpe, Steckly and Dalla Riva, as Watson and Taylor battled for sixth. Watson would get the spot on Lap 7 ahead of Taylor, Young, Tolton, Thorne, and Wallace. Shaw would then get by Wallace for 11th on Lap 9, with Lewis looking to follow her through.
Further up closer to the front, Steckly moved into third on Lap 10 ahead of Sharpe, Dalla Riva, Watson, Taylor, Young, Tolton, Thorne, Shaw, Lewis, Schwartzenburg, Craig Kamrath, Wallace and Istead, with Young and Bridge side-by-side for 17th ahead of Crumbie, Dippel, and Bobby Tolton. Jason Tolton would get alongside Young for eighth on Lap 16, completing the pass a lap later.
With 18 laps on the board, Andy Kamrath led ahead of Sault and Steckly, with Dalla Riva getting by Sharpe for fourth on Lap 20 as they went by the lapped car of Parsons. Watson ran sixth ahead of Taylor, Jason Tolton, Young, Thorne, Shaw, Lewis, Schwartzenburg, and Craig Kamrath.
As they came up on the lapped car of Hils, Watson would get alongside Sharpe for fifth, completing the pass on Lap 25. Meanwhile, Lewis would head off the track into the pits. The caution then flew three laps later for Andy Kamrath and Crumbie both going around in the fluid laid down by Lewis. As a result, both cars were sent to the back of the lead lap, handing the lead over to Sault. Under the caution, Dalla Riva broke a rear axle, while Shaw made a trip into the pits with mechanical issues.
Sault got a good restart to keep the top spot ahead of Steckly, Taylor, Watson, Young, Sharpe, Tolton, Schwartzenburg, and Kamrath. Both Steckly and Schwartzenburg would slide sideways through turn two on Lap 31, which allowed Kamrath to pass Schwartzenburg for eighth.
Kamrath then passed Tolton for seventh on Lap 34, followed by both Sharpe and Kamrath getting by Young a lap later. Kamrath then got alongside Sharpe for fifth on Lap 36, completing the pass a lap later as Tolton passed Young for seventh ahead of Bridge.
Further up closer to the front, Watson got alongside Taylor for third on Lap 39, with Kamrath taking them both three-wide to take over the spot a lap later. Watson then would clear Taylor for fourth on Lap 41 ahead of Sharpe, Tolton, Young, Bridge, Thorne, Craig Kamrath, and Schwartzenburg. Bridge would get alongside Young for seventh on Lap 44, but the caution came out two laps later for Bullen stopping in turn two.
Karl Sault got a good restart, leading the rest of the way en route to winning. Andy Kamrath made a couple late race passes to finish second ahead of Kyle Steckly, Jake Watson, Shawn Taylor, Dylan Sharpe, Jason Tolton, Kevin Bridge, Cory Young, and Wayde Thorne.
Billy Schwartzenburg finished 11th, followed by Craig Kamrath, Samantha Shaw, Brandon Crumbie, Paul Boyd, Kaitlyn Wallace, Bobby Tolton, Jonathan Ayrton, Issac Dippel, and Dave Silverthorne Jr. Kyle Da Silva finished 21st, followed by Gillian Hils, Melissa Bullen, Kyle Istead, Andrea Parsons, Tristan Da Silva, Erik Dalla Riva, Tyler Lewis, Matt Young, and Kris Lawrence.
In the second feature, Dave Silverthorne Jr. started pole ahead of Issasc Dippel, Bobby Tolton, Kaitlyn Wallace, Paul Boyd, Brandon Crumbie, Samantha Shaw, Craig Kamrath, Billy Schwartzenburg, Wayde Thorne, Cory Young, Kevin Bridge, Jason Tolton, Dylan Sharpe, Shawn Taylor, Jake Watson, Kyle Steckly, Andy Kamrath, Karl Sault and more.
The feature started off with a yellow flag, with Parsons and Bullen getting together in turn one.
Dippel grabbed the lead on the second attempt to start the event ahead of Wallace, as Craig Kamrath and Crumbie battled for third, with Thorne and Silverthorne Jr. side-by-side for fifth.
Crumbie would take over third, getting alongside Wallace for second on Lap 3. Crumbie easily took the spot, with Bridge looking to follow him through.The battle for third got interesting on Lap 5 with Wallace and Bridge making contact, causing them to get a little slideways, with Andy Kamrath pulling off the split through the middle.
At the front, Crumbie would get alongside Dippel for the lead, but was unable to complete the pass as Andy Kamrath moved into third ahead of his brother Craig Kamrath, Thorne and Young, with Bobby Tolton and Kevin Bridge side-by-side for seventh ahead of Shaw, Sharpe, and Taylor.
As the leaders got hung up in traffic, Andy Kamrath made his move, taking them three-wide to take over the top spot on Lap 11. Crumbie now ran second ahead of Dippel, Craig Kamrath, and Jason Tolton, with Bridge and Thorne side-by-side for sixth ahead of Shaw. Bridge got the spot, with Shaw looking to follow him through, but the red flag would come out.
As Watson and Taylor battled side-by-side, Watson’s right front tire was cut. This would cause him to go straight up into the turn four wall, taking Taylor with him. Taylor made contact with the wall, before the car got stuck up on its’ side, drive’s side down, sliding to a stop on the frontstretch. Thankfully, both drivers were uninjured in the incident.
Andy Kamrath got a good restart ahead of Crumbie, Dippel, Jason Tolton and Bridge, as Sharpe and Sault battled for sixth. Sault took over the spot, bringing Dalla Riva through with him to bump Sharpe back to eighth as Shaw pulled off the track, done for the event. Steckly ran ninth ahead of Thorne, Schwartzenburg, Craig Kamrath and Istead, with Young and Bobby Tolton side-by-side for 14th.
Bridge looked to continue moving forward, challenging Jason Tolton for fourth on Lap 21. He was unable to complete the pass, allowing Sault to challenge him for fifth. Sault got the spot, challenging Tolton for fourth on Lap 25, with Dalla Riva alongside Bridge for sixth. Sault would move into fourth a lap later ahead of Dalla Riva and Tolton.
With 27 laps on the board, Andy Kamrath led Crumbie, Sault, Dalla Riva, Tolton, Bridge, Dippel, Steckly, Sharpe, Thorne, Schwartzenburg, Istead and Young. Sault would then get alongside Crumbie for second on Lap 30, completing the pass a lap later as he brought Dalla Riva through with him.
The race’s third caution would then come out on lap 38 for debris in turn two. With 13 laps to go, Kamrath led Sault, Dalla Riva, Crumbie, Tolton, Bridge, Sharpe, Steckly, Thorne, Schwartzenburg, Istead, Young, Dippel, Watson, and Bobby Tolton.
Kamrath got a good restart with Dalla Riva moving up into second ahead of Sault and Crumbie, as Jason Tolton and Bridge battled for fifth ahead of Sharpe, with Steckly and Thorne side-by-side for eighth. Bridge would get the spot, challenging Crumbie for fourth on Lap 41, with Sault alongside Dalla Riva for second a lap later.
Sault took back the second spot on Lap 44 ahead of Dalla Riva and Bridge, as Schwartzenburg headed off the track with a blown motor. Though before pulling off, he laid down fluid through turns three and four. Dalla Riva would spin around as a result, with Crumbie going straight into the turn four wall, collecting Sharpe, Istead, and Steckly in the process. Thankfully, all drivers were once again okay.
After taking out the involved cars, Kamrath lined up as the leader on the restart with six laps to go ahead of Sault, Bridge, Tolton, Thorne, Watson, Young, Bobby Tolton, Dippel, Young, Hils, Dalla Riva, Istead, and Steckly.
Kamrath would miss a shift on the restart, allowing Sault to grab the lead, with Bridge alongside Jason Tolton for third.
Andy Kamrath would re-group and get back alongside Karl Sault for lead on Lap 47, out-battling him to the checkered flag for the victory. Kevin Bridge finished third, followed by Wayde Thorne and Jake Watson. Jason Tolton finished sixth, followed by Cory Young, Erik Dalla Riva, Issac Dippel, and Kyle Steckly.
Kyle Istead finished 11th, followed by Bobby Tolton, Paul Boyd, Gillian Hils, Dave Silverthorne Jr., Craig Kamrath, Kyle Da Silva, Tristan Da Silva, Melissa Bullen, and Leo Labarbera. Dylan Sharpe finished 21st, followed by Brandon Crumbie, Billy Schwartzenburg, Kaitlyn Wallace, Andrea Parsons, Jonathan Aryton, Matt Young, Samantha Shaw, Shawn Taylor, and Tyler Lewis.
With Karl Sault and Andy Kamrath both finishing first and second in the pair of features – simply trading spots between them, it’d be Karl Sault getting the overall victory due to winning the tie-breaker by winning the first feature. Jake Watson got third overall, followed by Kevin Bridge, Kyle Steckly, Jason Tolton, Wayde Thorne, Cory Young, Dylan Sharpe, and Craig Kamrath.
Paul Boyd finished 11th, followed by Issac Dippel, Bobby Tolton, Shawn Taylor, Billy Schwartzenburg, Dave Silverthorne Jr., Kyle Istead, Erik Dalla Riva, Brandon Crumbie, and Gillian Hils. Kyle DaSilva finished 21st, followed by Kaitlyn Wallace, Samantha Shaw, Melissa Bullen, Tristan DaSilva, Jonathan Ayrton, Andrea Parsons, Leo Labarbera, Matt Young, Tyler Lewis, and Kris Lawrence.