MILLGROVE, Ontario — On a night where it seemed it was going storm and wash out the show, Flamboro Speedway avoided the rain en route to getting a full night of racing action in the books.
Ultimately, it became the stage for a pair of ladies to shine with their first career victories.
Canadian Vintage Modifieds
Starting mid-pack became no challenge for TJ Marshall, as he methodically worked his way to the front to score the victory. Joe Arsenault parlayed a good starting spot into a runner-up ahead of Rick Willigar, Jake Gilbert, and Doug Hood.
Mike Westwood placed sixth, followed by Mike Klotz, Rodney Rutherford, Jerrid Morphy, and Quinton Murdoch. Brian Pescetti was 11th ahead of John Karley and Steve Murdoch. Unfortunately, a pair of incidents occurred as Mike Podd and Connor Ross both failed to finish after making contact with the wall.
The invert played into Quinton Murdoch’s favor, as he was able to work his way to the lead and win the second feature. Joe Arsenault made his way through traffic for a runner-up ahead of Jerrid Morphy, Rick Willigar, and Mike Klotz.
Doug Hood placed sixth, followed by John Karley, Steve Murdoch, and Mike Westwood. A couple incidents occurred, with the following drivers failing to finish – Jake Gilbert, TJ Marshall, Mike Podd, and Rodney Rutherford. Brian Pescetti and Connor Ross failed to take the green flag.
First Feature Video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MafYbbKvcwg
The domination continued for Justin Collison, as he scored his third checkered flag in a row in the first feature ahead of Lane Zardo, Dennis Cybalski, Paul Boundy, and Carson Nagy. Steve Cashmore placed sixth, followed by Tyler Bouillon, Johnny Morrison, and Donovan Price. AJ Miller would fail to finish.
Starting at the back, Lane Zardo carved his way through traffic, making the move on Carson Nagy just past halfway for the victory. Steve Cashmore finished third, followed by Justin Collison and Johnny Morrison. Dennis Cybalski placed sixth ahead of Paul Boundy, Tyler Bouillon, and Donovan Price. AJ Miller would fail to finish.
Second Feature Video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAsOlY5FgMY
After taking the new car to victory lane a couple weeks ago, Shawn Taylor kept the good times rolling with the win on Saturday night ahead of Gillian Hils, John Istead, Dale Millard, and Mike Gilmour. Kaitlyn Wallace finished sixth in front of RJ Croteau, Mike Hooper, Rick Robinson, and Dave Goodacre. Cole Quinton failed to finish following significant contact with the outside turn two wall after a bump from Gilmour.
The invert did not detour Taylor in the second feature, as he drove his way back through once again for the victory. Gillian Hils finished second, followed by Mike Gilmour, John Istead, and Kaitlyn Wallace. Mike Hooper rebounded from a spin for sixth ahead of RJ Croteau, Dave Goodacre, and Rick Robinson. Dale Millard failed to finish after mechanical issues, while Cole Quinton did not take the green flag.
Second Feature Video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGp_vo6Fa6Y
After showing speed last weekend, Reece Bourgeois entered this weekend with confidence. A strong starting spot on the second row allowed her to quickly find her way to the lead by the end of the first lap, and set on cruise control en route to her first career victory. Scott Tonelli finished second, followed by Wayde Thorne, Blair Mayhew, and Eric Stewart.
Spencer Riddell placed sixth in front of Matt Langford, Dale Lucas, Kyle Lucas, and Leo Labarbera. Bobby Mercer finished 11th, followed by Megan Mitchell, Rick VanKleef, Courtney Scott, Roland Goodfellow, Nicole Stewart, and Dan Vis. Alex Stewart failed to finish after mechanical issues, while Raj Bruhh did not take the green flag.
The invert worked in Megan Mitchell’s favor, as she was able to set out in the lead off the drop of the green flag and led the rest of the way en route to her first career victory. Kyle Lucas found his way to her bumper, but no way by, followed by Matt Langford, Wayde Thorne, and Bobby Mercer.
Reece Bourgeois made her way back through the field after the invert for sixth, followed by Spencer Riddell, Scott Tonelli, Courtney Scott, and Leo Labarbera. Nicole Stewart placed 11th, followed by Dan Vis, Rick VanKleef, Eric Stewart, Dale Lucas, and Roland Goodfellow. Blair Mayhew, Alex Stewart, and Raj Bruhh did not take the green flag.
First Feature Video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeeYvuRfaq8
Second Feature Video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSSAYLuYjYQ
Pro 4 Modifieds
Starting up front, Mark Lucas made his way to the lead quickly and led the rest of the way for the victory ahead of Shannon Morris, Dan Pettit, and Ken Mercer. Andrew Snyder failed to finish after a spin on the backstretch, while Vic DeVries did not take the green flag.
Dan Pettit won the second feature ahead of Shannon Morris, Mark Lucas, and Ken Mercer. Andrew Snyder failed to finish once again, while Vic DeVries did not take the green flag.
First Feature Video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAiUDdi0wq8
Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for filming each week. Be sure to check out her videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/petalpower51/videos.
The next event at Flamboro Speedway is scheduled for August 7, with the second round of the Grisdale Triple Crown. Treyten Lapcevich secured the victory in the first event ahead of Shawn Chenoweth, Shae Gemmell, Connor James, and Kevin Albers. The Ontario Pro Challenge Series, Mini Stocks, and Pure Stocks will also be on-hand.
With the province moving into stage three of the COVID re-opening government plan, Flamboro Speedway is allowed to host 75% capacity in the grandstands. No tickets will be sold online, but rather available at the gate on a first come, first serve basis. The spectator gates will open at 5 pm with racing kicking off at 6 pm sharp.
Tickets will be $35 for adults at the front gate, $30 for seniors 65 and older, and $5 for children ages 6-12. You can also buy a family pass for $75.00 which includes two adults and up to four children.
Be sure to keep up with the latest by checking out Flamboro Speedway’s website at http://www.flamborospeedway.ca. You can also keep up via your favorite social networking website by following the speedway on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FlamboroSpdwy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/flamborospeedway. Fans are encouraged to like the speedway’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Flamboro-Speedway-Authorized-Page-102328664646735/.
By: Ashley McCubbin
Categories: Canadian Vintage Modified, Flamboro Speedway, Press Release, Race Reports
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