MILLGROVE, Ontario — It seems every time the No. 9 competes, it is part of the conversation for the win. That was the case on Saturday night, as Cole Weber won the Qwick Wick Fire Starter OSCAAR Hot Rod feature fueled by EPIC Racewear at Flamboro Speedway.
Cole Weber won the first JRS Auctions heat followed by Marty Monette, Jordan Morris, Nick Clarke, Matt Hopkins, Connor Ellis, Nick Holman and Matt Spry. Kyle Woods and Gary Hannah did not take the green flag.
Tom Walters was victorious in the second qualifier ahead of Paul Senior, Jaeger McMaster, Rob Bromley, Steve Book, Bill Zardo, Ed Peterson, and Ryan Cowan. Steve Adams failed to finish following contact with Zardo on Lap 3 on the frontstretch.
Come feature time, Jordan Morris qualified pole in front of Tom Walters, Paul Senior, Nick Clarke, Rob Bromley, Jaeger McMaster, Marty Monette, Cole Weber, Matt Hopkins, Steve Book, Connor Ellis, Bill Zardo Sr., Ryan Cowan, Steve Adams, Nick Holman, Bill Clarke, Matt Spry, Ed Peterson, and Gary Hannah.
Tom Walters grabbed the top spot on the opening lap in front of Clarke, Senior, Monette, McMaster, Weber, Bromley, Book, Zardo, Hopkins, Cowan, Morris, Peterson, Holman, Ellis, and Spry. Weber would get alongside McMaster for fifth on Lap 8, completing the pass a lap later. The racing action would be slowed on Lap 11, though, for Spry going around in turns three and four.
Walters got a good restart as Clarke and Monette battled for second, with Monette getting second on Lap 13, bringing McMaster and Weber through with him. Clarke now ran fifth in front of Senior, Book, and Bromley. McMaster continued to move forward, passing Monette for second on Lap 16, with Weber following him through. Senior would then get alongside Clarke for fifth on Lap 19, completing the pass a lap later, as Book continued to run seventh in front of Bromley, Hopkins, Cowan, Morris, Peterson, Ellis, and Holman.
The race would have a green-flag appearance to it with the field spread out, until the caution came out with five laps to go for Monette going around after laying fluid on the track. Bromley, Cowan, and Morris spun in the fluid, each getting their spots back for the restart.
Walters and McMaster battled into turn one, with McMaster going up the track through the middle of the corner as Walters came off the corner with the advantage. Weber was able to get by and snag the second spot, finding himself on the bumper of Walters.
Cole Weber made his move on the last lap, edging out Tom Walters at the line for the victory, as Nick Clarke finished third, followed by Paul Senior and Steve Book.
The Qwick Wick OSCAAR Hot Rods are back in action at Sunset Speedway on September 17 and 18 for Fall Velocity.
OSCAAR is proud to be supported by Qwick Wick Fire Starters, Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park, JRS Auctions, Point S Tire and Auto Services, Knightworks Design, McColl Racing Enterprises, EPIC Racewear, and The Fyre Place & Patio Shop.
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Report Written by Ashley McCubbin