PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — While chaos seemed to be the key in the Super Stock Autumn Colours Classic feature, Mark Gordon was able to keep his nose clean at the front of the field en route to winning at Peterborough Speedway.
Paul Boundy won the first heat in front of Mark Gordon, Rick Spencer-Walt, Frank Davey, Paul Pepper, Cory McAllister, Jeremy Dobb, and Marlie Owen.
Billy Zardo was victorious in the second qualifier filling in for his brother Lane Zardo ahead of Shawn Chenoweth, Todd Davenport, Paul Maltese, Carson Nagy, Tyler Bouillon, Howie Crowe, and Sean Lazary, as Brandon McFerran headed down pit road on the first lap.
The second round of qualifying would be cancelled on Saturday, as a result of rain. Therefore, the main event and b-feature line-up would set based on the first round of heats only.
As a result, Rick Spencer-Walt started on pole in front of Mark Gordon, Shawn Chenoweth, Paul Boundy, Todd Davenport, Paul Maltese, Frank Davey, Carson Nagy, Cory McAllister, Paul Pepper, Tyler Bouillon, Howie Crowe, Jeremy Dobb, Marlie Owen, Steve Lazary, Brandon McFerran, Jeff Remmington, and Lane Zardo.
Mark Gordon grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag in front of Spencer-Walt and Chenoweth, with Chenoweth moving into second on Lap 2, as Davenport tried to follow him through.
However, the caution would come out for Lazary going around in turn four. With 47 laps to go, Gordon led Spencer-Walt, Chenoweth, Davenport, Davey, Boundy, McAllister, Bouillon, Maltese, Dobb, Nagy, Pepper, McFerran, and Zardo.
Gordon got a good restart with Chenoweth moving into second in front of Davey, Boundy, Davenport, McAllister, Spencer-Walt, Nagy, and Bouillon. Nagy would get by Spencer-Walt for seventh on Lap 6, with Bouillon looking to follow him through as the second caution came out. A punctured rad for Zardo would result in turns three and four being a slip and slide, with numerous drivers going around including Pepper, Remington, McFerran, Zardo, Nagy, Dobb, and Owen.
The third yellow flag then waved at Lap 10 for Lazary going around for a second time in turn three. With 41 laps to go, Gordon led Davey, Chenoweth, Boundy, McAllister, Davenport, Spencer-Walt, Crowe, Maltese, Owen, Bouillon, McFerran, and Remington.
Gordon got another good restart with Chenoweth moving into second, as Davey battled McAllister for third. McAllister would get the spot on Lap 12 ahead of Boundy, only for Davey to return the favor and spin McAllister for the fourth caution at Lap 13. The spin would collect several others around including Boundy, Davenport, Owen, Remington, Bouillon, McFerran, Spencer-Walt, Maltese, Dobb, Pepper, Crowe, and Nagy.
The first attempt at a restart produced the fifth yellow flag for Crowe having a flat tire and Lazary going around, again. The second attempt was clean with Gordon holding serve in front of Chenoweth, as Boundy battled Davenport for third. Boundy got the spot on Lap 14, with Spencer-Walt and McFerran side-by-side behind them for fifth.
McFerran got the spot on Lap 16, bringing Bouillon, McAllister, Nagy, Davey and Owen through with him as Lazary made his way down pit road two laps later. McFerran would then challenge Boundy for fourth on Lap 19, taking the spot a lap later, bringing Bouillon, Pepper, McAllister, Davey and Owen through with him over the next couple lap as Boundy made his way down pit road. The caution then came out the very same lap at Lap 22 for Nagy having a flat right front tire. Under the yellow flag, Spencer-Walt headed down pit road for service.
Gordon got another good restart in front of Chenoweth, Davenport, McFerran, and Bouillon, with McAllister back up to sixth in front of Davey, Owen, Maltese, Pepper, and Crowe. However, the green flag did not last long, with the seventh caution at Lap 28 for Dobb going around in turn three after catching a piece of the backstretch wall. The caution would see Boundy, Remington, and Spencer-Walt head down pit road for service.
There’d be another good restart for Gordon as the top-three remained unchanged, with McFerran alongside Bouillon for fourth. However, the yellow flag quickly returned for the eighth time for debris in turn three. With 19 laps to go, Gordon led Chenoweth, Davenport, Bouillon, McFerran, Davey, McAllister, Owen, Maltese, Boundy, Crowe, and Spencer-Walt.
The restart came on Lap 34, with Gordon prevailing as Chenoweth got loose, allowing Davenport to get alongside him. Davenport would take over the spot as McFerran remained fourth in front of Davey, Bouillon, and McAllister. Davey would then get alongside McFerran on Lap 37, taking the spot a lap later, bringing Bouillon and McAllister through with him over the next lap.
Maltese ran eighth in front of Spencer-Walt and Owen, with the ninth caution on Lap 43 for Boundy going around on the backstretch following contact with Remington. The restart produced the 10th yellow flag, with contact coming to the green between Chenoweth and Davenport on the frontstretch. The next attempt was no better, with a wreck in turn one involving Dobb, Chenoweth, and Remington.
Gordon got a good restart, now in front of Davey and McFerran, as McAllister battled Bouillon for fourth. McAllister got the spot, just as the caution came out for Lazary going around for the 12th caution at Lap 47.
Mark Gordon would get a good restart, pacing the field the rest of the way en route to the victory in front of Frank Davey, Brandon McFerran, Cory McAllister, Paul Pepper, Tyler Bouillon, and Marlie Owen.
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