PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — As Canadian Legend Car posted three of the top-four in the Ontario Legends Series Autumn Colours Classic feature, it’d be Matt Haufe leading the way across the finish line at Peterborough Speedway.
The first qualifier started off with a yellow flag on Lap 5 as Adam Cuthbertson went around for a spin in turns one and two. Parker Traves picked up the win in front of Braden Langille, Hudson Nagy, Kenny McNicol, Joe Sherman, Cuthbertson, Paul Perik, and Cody Newell.
Matt Haufe won the second heat ahead of Cole McFadden, Josh Inglis, Shane Pollock, Brandon Feeney, Anthony Einarson, and Glenn Morris. Notably, Morris went for a spin on the last lap.
As Autumn Colours Classic tradition, the Ontario Legends Series ran their annual Non-Winners race to complete the Friday show. Newell went for a spin on the second lap, while Inglis caught fire while pacing the field just past the halfway mark. The issues continued, with McFadden done for the event on Lap 13.
Shane Pollock picked up the win in front of Feeney, Morris, Sherman, McNicol, and Einarson.
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.
Come feature time, Braden Langille led the field to the green flag in front of Matt Haufe, Parker Traves, Cole McFadden, Hudson Nagy, Shane Pollock, Kenny McNicol, Cody Newell, Paul Perik, Adam Cuthbertson, Glenn Morris, Joe Sherman, and more.
The feature started off with a caution due to issues for Morris. The second attempt to start the event was clean, with Branden Langille grabbing the initial advantage ahead of Haufe, Traves, and Nagy. Matt Haufe would get alongside Langille on Lap 2, taking the spot a lap later, bringing Traves through with him.
Langille now ran third in front of Nagy, McFadden, Pollock, McNicol, Newell, Cuthbertson, Perik, and Nick Ledson. Ledson would then get by Perik for 10th on Lap 7, with Josh Inglis and Sherman side-by-side for 12th. Inglis got the spot on Lap 9, bringing Feeney through with him. Newell would run into issues on Lap 11, but was able to keep going without a caution.
Parker Traves would move into the top spot on Lap 12, moving Haufe back to second in front of Nagy, Langille, Newell, Ledson, McNicol, and Perik, as Cuthbertson, McFadden, and Pollock went three-wide for ninth. Langille moved back up to third on Lap 16, with Ledson getting by Newell for fifth.
Cuthbertson now ran ninth in front of McFadden, Pollock, Inglis, Feeney, and Sherman. McNicol’s strong run came to an end on Lap 20, as he went for a spin through the frontstretch grass, with the caution coming out two laps later for Newell going around on the backstretch.
Matt Haufe got a good restart to grab the advantage back in front of Traves, Langille, Ledson, Nagy, Perik, McFadden, Newell, Pollock, Cuthbertson, McNicol, and Feeney. Langille then moved back up to second on Lap 28, while Newell passed McFadden for seventh a lap later, followed by a pass on Perik for sixth. The caution then came out on Lap 33 for Sherman going around.
Haufe got a good restart ahead of Langille, as Ledson moved into third in front of Traves, Pollock, McFadden, and Nagy. Nagy then got by McFadden for sixth on Lap 36, as Perik ran eighth in front of McNicol, Cuthbertson, and Feeney. Nagy would get alongside Pollock for fifth as the caution came out for Anthony Einarson going around on the frontstretch.
The restart would see contact between Perik, McNicol, and Cuthbertson in turn one, as Feeney went for a slide to avoid contact.
Matt Haufe got a good restart at the end to score the victory in front of Branden Langille, Nick Ledson, Parker Traves, and Hudson Nagy. Shane Pollock finished sixth, followed by Cole McFadden, Josh Inglis, Glenn Morris, and Adam Cuthbertson.