MILLGROVE, Ontario — While the night was about remembering the racers who are no longer with us, and enjoying conversation together over some corn, it was the next generation of young talent that shined through on the track.
Pro Late Models
Starting on the front row, Kyle Steckly led flag-to-flag en route to winning the Pro Late Model feature on Saturday night. It marks his third victory this season after capping off the month of July with his first career checkered flag.
Rick Burbridge ran up front all race en route to a runner-up ahead of J.R. Fitzpatrick, Billy Schwartzenburg, and Kevin Albers. Chris Howse finished sixth, followed by Mark Burbridge and David Gallinger, while Jason Wood failed to finish. Gord Bennett did not take the green flag in the feature.
Chris Howse won the lone heat race.
Despite being challenged on a late-race restart, Justin Collison was able to hang on to score his fourth feature victory of the 2021 season. Ray Morneau made the late-race pass on Randy Rusnell to finish second, while Dennis Cybalski and Cory McAllister rounded out the top-five.
Carson Nagy finished sixth, followed by Dave Evison, Nick Aballe, AJ Miller, and Steve Cashmore. Both Matt Bentley and Austin Penney failed to finish.
Dennis Cybalski and Cory McAllister picked up the heat victories.
With a little bump and run, Cole Quinton was able to make his way around Gillian Hils to take the lead, and score his first career Mini Stock feature victory. Shawn Taylor finished third, followed by Tyler Lewis and John Istead. Mike Gilmour placed sixth, followed by Kaitlyn Wallace, Mike Hooper, and Dave Goodacre. Mike Kenny failed to finish, while Mike Norris did not take the green flag in the feature.
Tyler Lewis won the lone heat race.
Taking the lead off an early-race restart, Phil Givens held off a hard-charging Gary Slama to score the victory. Eric Stewart placed third, followed by Bobby Mercer and Kris Lawrence. Reece Bourgeois finished sixth, followed by Spencer Riddell, Kyle Lucas, Rueben Fluit, and Alex Stewart.
Scott Tonelli placed 11th, followed by Nicole Stewart, Leo Labarbera, Mark Dennis, and Rick VanKleef. Dale Lucas and Chase Mitchell did not start the feature.
Kris Lawrence and Phil Givens won the heats.
Canadian Vintage Modifieds
Taking the lead on a restart, Jerrid Morphy held off TJ Marshall the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory. Bob Gilbert finished third, followed by Rick Willigar and Mike Podd. Joe Arsenault placed sixth, followed by Steve Murdoch and Connor Ross.
Jeff Kells failed to finish following a late-race spin, while Mike Westwood did not take the checkered flag after spinning out early from the lead, and mechanical issues that followed. Quinton Murdoch also failed to finish.
Mike Podd and Mike Westwood won the heats.
Ontario Pro Challenge
Making his way to the lead quickly, Tim Norris continued his domination with another victory on Saturday ahead of Bryan Steveanus, Mike Norris, Rick Seeley, and Larry Majeury. Peter Hattin finished sixth, followed by John Dryden, Devon Rayment, Emma Norris, and Mike O’Connell.
Tim Norris won the lone heat race.
Thanks to all the classic cars that came out for the cruise night and showcased their rides. It was great seeing them on-track, with a video available to watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U58JxI8FnJo.
Thanks to Derek Smith (http://www.racepulse.com), Peter Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Shaun Lumley (Zoompics.com) for their images of the racing action each week.
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 September 4, featuring the APC Auto Parts United Late Model Series London Recreational Racing 100, Qwick Wick Super Stock Series (50 laps), and twin 25-lap features for the Canadian Vintage Modifieds.
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 3 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. Please note HST is included in those prices.
This weekend’s event is part of a busy month for Flamboro Speedway, as they will also host twin 150-lap events for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on Sunday, September 12. Once again, 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 1:30 pm, with racing kicking off at 4pm. 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. Please note HST is included in those prices.
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