Race Reports

Brandon Passer Scores First Feature Victory of Season

INNISFIL, Ontario — A constant fixture at the front of the field, Brandon Passer was back in Sunset Speedway victory lane on Saturday night.

The second generation racer took advantage of a solid starting spot to battle within the top-five throughout the duration of the 30-lap feature against the heavyweights of the division. When the dust settled following a couple incidents around him, he was the one left-standing, out-battling Tom Walters to score the checkered flag.

Dwayne Baker finished third after battling inside the top-five all race long ahead of Jason Parker and Gord Shepherd, who was filling in for Todd Davenport. Matt Bentley kept his solid season of performances going, placing sixth ahead of Lane Zardo.

Zardo started up front, and looked to poised to pick up his third checkered flag of 2021. However, his feature got turned upside down while battling Gerrit Tiemersma. The pair traded a couple bumps side-by-side, followed by Tiemersma giving Zardo a couple taps to the back bumper when he cleared him for second before halfway. Tiemersma got back alongside, getting Zardo sideways in the process, resulting in more contact and Tiemersma catching the inside wall. Zardo was sent to the back as a result, rebounding for seventh.

Carson Nagy finished eighth in his first Sunset appearance of the season, followed by Paul Pepper and Frank Davey. Davey started up front, but an early race spin sent him to the tail where he failed to recover.

Tiemersma finished 11th, following his incident with Zardo and a second spin due to contact with Rick Spencer-Walt. The pair made contact side-by-side battling for seventh, followed by Tiemersma going around off of Spencer-Walt’s bumper. Spencer-Walt placed 12th filling in for Cory McAllister, followed by Bailey Jacobs, Johnny Morrison, and Steve Lazary. Morrison ran up front until he had mechanical issues.

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