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Samantha Shaw Takes Borrowed Ride to Victory Lane at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — Jumping behind the wheel of a different mustang than her own, Samantha Shaw did what we’re used to in parking it in victory lane on Sunday afternoon at Sunset Speedway.

Kyle Neumeister won the first heat ahead of Coleridge Phinnemore, Blaise Shaw, Coltin Everingham, Cameron McGlashan, Peter Wakeling, Madison Tienkamp, and Josh Inglis.

Samantha Shaw won the second qualifier in front of Kyle Fetterly, Jason D’Antimo, John Bird, Bob Phinnemore, Eric Rainey, and Nikki King.

Kyle Neumeister went for the daily double ahead of Blaise Shaw, Coleridge Phinnemore, McGlashan, Everingham, Wakeling, Tienkamp, and Inglis.

Doug Butler won the fourth qualifier in front of Bird, Samantha Shaw, D’Antimo, Fetterly, Rainey, and King.

Come feature time, Madison Tienkamp started pole in front of Peter Wakeling, Jason D’Antimo, Coleridge Phinnemore, Blaise Shaw, John Bird, Coltin Everingham, Kyle Neumeister, Doug Butler, Samantha Shaw, Kyle Fetterly, Josh Inglis, Bob Phinnemore, Eric Rainey, and Nikki King.

Notably, Cameron McGlashan dropped out of the line-up as they pulled on the track, stopping in turns three and four. He would get pushed to pit road, missing the initial green flag. the action did not last long, though, with Rainey slowing on the frontstretch for the caution.

The second attempt went cleanly, with Coleridge Phinnemore taking the lead as Wakeling and Everingham battled for second in front of Samantha Shaw and Neumeister, with Butler and D’Antimo side-by-side for sixth. Everingham took second on Lap 3, as Shaw was next to challenge Wakeling for third. Shaw grabbed third a lap later, followed by Neumeister and Wakeling.

Shaw continued to move forward, taking over second on Lap 6, bringing Neumeister and Butler through with her, as Everingham now ran fifth. Butler took over third on Lap 8, as the front runners went around the lap car of King. D’Antimo was next to challenge Everingham a lap later, taking over fifth on Lap 11, bringing Blaise Shaw through with him. Everingham ran seventh now in front of Wakeling and Bird, as Bob Phinnemore battled Fetterly for 10th. The action slowed down, with the second yellow flag waving on Lap 13 for King going around in turn four.

Samantha Shaw got a good restart to take over the top spot in front of Butler, Neumeister, Coleridge Phinnemore, D’Antimo, and Blaise Shaw. D’Antimo continued to move forward, getting alongside Phinnemore for fourth on Lap 16, taking the spot two laps later. Blaise Shaw was next to challenge Phinnemore, though was unsuccessful with his attempt.

Behind them, Bird ran seventh with Wakeling and Bob Phinnemore side-by-side for eighth. Phinnemore got the spot on Lap 20, as Fetterly and Everingham battled for 10th. Their battle lasted all the way until three laps to go, with Fetterly getting the spot.

Samantha Shaw picked up the win in front of Doug Butler, Kyle Neumeister, Jason D’Antimo, and Coleridge Phinnemore. Blaise Shaw was sixth, followed by John Bird, Bob Phinnemore, Kyle Fetterly, and Coltin Everingham.

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