INNISFIL, Ontario — After blowing the motor in his last Mini Stock appearance, Matt Boyes came back on top in scoring the victory in the feature on Sunday at Sunset Speedway.
The night didn’t start off cleanly for him, though, as he would make contact with Doug Butler in the first heat to send Butler around for the spin. Josh Bullen picked up the checkered flag ahead of Butler, Charlie Smith, Boyes, Terry Woodley, Connor Maltese, Eric Rainey, Mike Thomson, Paul Senior, and Kris Inglis.
The second qualifier featured a caution as well, with Curtis Stewart spinning Cameron McGlashan on Lap 3. Randi Seguin scored the win in front of McGlashan, Allan Lankin, Stewart, Dylan Bowman, Kyle D’Antimo, Peter Wakeling, Bob Phinnemore, and Madisson Tiemkamp.
The caution flew on the fifth lap of the third heat for Bogie going around on the backstretch. Josh Bullen went for the daily double in front of Boyes, Butler, Smith, Woodley, Bogie, Maltese, Rainey, Thomson, and Inglis.
Cameron McGlashan scored the win in the fourth qualifier in front of Stewart, Wakeling, Seguin, RJ Croteau, Bowman, Lankin, and Tiemkamp, with Lankin going around on the last lap.
Come feature time, Dylan Bowman started pole ahead of Peter Wakeling, Paul Maltese, Curtis Stewart, Cameron McGlashan, Charlie Smith, Allan Lankin, Matt Boyes, Josh Bullen, Terry Woodley, Doug Butler, Randi Seguin, Kyle D’Antimo, Eric Rainey, Paul Bogie, Kris Inglis, Bob Phinnemore, RJ Croteau, Mike Thomson, and Madisson Tienkamp.
Wakeling jumped out to the early advantage, as they went four-wide for second with McGlashan, Smith, Bowman, and Stewart. McGlashan came out ahead in second in front of Smith, with Boyes up to fourth. McGlashan and Smith would then split Wakeling for the top spot on Lap 3, with McGlashan taking over the lead as Smith battled Boyes for second.
Smith and Boyes would then take McGlashan three-wide for the lead on Lap 5, but the caution came out for three-wide further back going affray. Stewart got sideways on the outside of three-wide with Butler and Lankin, resulting in all three getting squirrely, and a cut tire for Lankin. With 21 laps to go, McGlashan led Boyes, Smith, Wakeling, Stewart, Bullen, Butler, Bowman, Woodley, Bogie, Maltese, Croteau, D’Antimo, and Rainey.
The restart saw a battle for the lead between Boyes and McGlashan, with Boyes getting the top spot on Lap 9, as Bullen got alongside McGlashan for second, with Butler and Smith side-by-side for fourth. Bullen would clear McGlashan on Lap 11, with McGlashan trying an unsuccessful crossover. Instead, Smith moved into third on Lap 13, bringing Butler through with him. McGlashan now ran fifth in front of Stewart, Woodley, Bogie, Croteau, Wakeling, Maltese, and D’Antimo.
Butler would get alongside Smith for third, but the caution would come out on Lap 17 for an incident on the backstretch. Inglis would hook Bogie, leaving Wakeling and D’Antimo nowhere to go as they both got collected. Thankfully, all drivers were okay.
Boyes would get a good restart, thanks to a helpful push from Smith, as Butler battled Bullen for second. Butler got the spot on Lap 17, with Smith looking to follow him through as Stewart and McGlashan followed. Bullen would hold off Smith’s challenge, as the rest of the field single-filed out.
Matt Boyes led the rest of the way for the victory in front of Doug Butler, Josh Bullen, Charlie Smith, and Curtis Stewart.
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