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Matt Boyes Picks Up First Career Mini Stock Victory at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — After running into mechanical issues last weekend at Sunset Speedway, Matt Boyes dominated en route to his first career Mini Stock victory.

Ryan Edwards-Kiss won the first heat ahead of Cameron McGlashan, Josh Bullen, Paul Maltese, Curtis Stewart, Peter Wakeling, Parker Bowman, Kyle D’Antimo, and Allan Lankin. Unfortunately, Lankin was forced down pit road on Lap 3.

Matt Boyes scored the victory in the second qualifier ahead of Charlie Smith, Tyler Junkin, Kyle Fetterly, Paul Bogensberger Jr., and Kris Inglis. There was a mid-race incident, with Coltin Everingham getting sideways after contact with Welles, followed by contact between Inglis and Welles, and Welles getting into the inside wall.

Josh Bullen won the third heat ahead of McGlashan, Maltese, Stewart, Edwards-Kiss, D’Antimo, Wakeling, and Bowman.

Matt Boyes went for the daily double ahead of Smith, Junkin, Bogensberger, Fetterly, Everingham, and Inglis.

Come feature time, Ryan Edwards-Kiss started pole ahead of Charlie Smith, Cameron McGlashan, Josh Bullen, Matt Boyes, Tyler Junkin, Paul Maltese, Kyle Fetterly, Curtis Stewart, Peter Wakeling, Paul Bogensberger, Coltin Everingham, Kris Inglis, Parker Bowman, and Kyle D’Antimo.

The very first lap of the event would see things go hairy, with Charlie Smith getting completely sideways in front of the field in turn two. He was able to hang onto it, as were the drivers behind him, allowing things to carry forward without further incident. The mayhem would allow Josh Bullen to jump out to the early lead ahead of Edwards-Kiss, with Smith and McGlashan side-by-side for fourth.

The first caution came out on Lap 5, with Everingham blowing the motor in turns three and four. Shortly thereafter, McGlashan stopped not far from behind him with a fire. It turns out contact with the wall caused the wires to come loose, and cause a fire. With 21 laps to go, Bullen led Edwards-Kiss, Smith, Boyes, Junkin, Fetterly, Maltese, Bogensberger Jr., Stewart, Wakeling, Inglis, Bowman, and D’Antimo.

Bullen would get a good restart to maintain the lead ahead of Edwards-Kiss, as Boyes and Smith battled for third ahead of Junkin, Maltese, and Stewart. Boyes was able to take over third on Lap 7, followed by a pass for second two laps later.

Behind him, Edwards-Kiss now ran third ahead of Smith, Junkin and Maltese, as Stewart battled Bogensberger Jr. for seventh. Bogensberger got the spot, as Maltese got alongside Maltese for fifth. Unfortunately, the caution would come out, though, for contact in turn four. Bowman would get sideways, tagging Inglis, with Inglis tagging D’Antimo as D’Antimo found the inside frontstretch wall.

The restart would see a battle for the lead between Boyes and Bullen, with Boyes taking the top spot on Lap 13 ahead of Bullen, Smith, Edwards-Kiss, Maltese and Junkin, as Stewart and Bogensberger Jr. battled for seventh ahead of Fetterly. Bogensberger Jr. got the spot on Lap 18, getting alongside Junkin for sixth and getting the spot.

Matt Boyes led the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory ahead of Josh Bullen, Charlie Smith, Connor Maltese, and Paul Bogensberger Jr. Tyler Junkin finished sixth, followed by Curtis Stewart, Kyle Fetterly, Peter Wakeling, and Dylan Bowman. Kris Inglis placed 11th, with Ryan Edwards-Kiss in 12th after having to come down pit road out of fourth on the last lap with a mechanical issue. Kyle D’Antimo finished 13th, followed by Cameron McGlashan and Coltin Everingham.

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