INNISFIL, Ontario — As has become the trend across the province, Will Gibbons got to hold a checkered flag in his hand this past Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.
Gibbons started out the night in victory lane with a victory in the first qualifier, followed by a runner-up in the second.
Starting sixth in the feature, Gibbons would make it three-wide for second just before the yellow flag waved for a quick caution. Restarting in the second row, he battled Charlie Smith for second till the next caution at Lap 3.
They’d resume their battle on the restart, with Gibbons moving into second on Lap 4. The yellow flag would come out later for an incident deep in the field in turn four. The restart would be the perfect opportunity for Gibbons, as he grabbed the lead and checked out.
Through the remainder 20 laps, he stretched the lead further out to a full straightaway, lapping all the way up to fourth by the time the checkered flag flew.
Unfortunately, he would see the win taken away from him due to a technical violation.
Gibbons Racing always strives to build the quickest legal car they can, and states the suspension piece called out proved no competitive advantage, but rather that way for safety concerns.
While certainly not how Gibbons wanted his night to go, it does not take away from the start to the season, and the fact there was five checkered flags in a row at Flamboro Speedway dating back to last year in September. The team is not letting the disqualification get them down, rather focused on being faster and getting back to victory lane.
Gibbons is proud to be supported by Norms Fast Lube, Speedy Auto Works, Speedy Auto Machine, and GC Equestrian Stables.