Can-Am Midgets

Cory Whittam Leads Flag-to-Flag in T.Q. Can-Am Midget Feature

INNISFIL, Ontario — Pacing the field from flag-to-flag on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway, Cory Whittam won the T.Q. Can-Am Midget feature.

Jeff Blackburn won the first heat in front of Cory Whittam, Daniel Hawn, Andrew Whelan, Craig Pitchell, Bob Bailey, and Robert Polillo Jr.

The second qualifier had a quick yellow flag at Lap 7 due to Paul Jorgensen going around. James Stanley picked up the victory ahead of Jr Farrelly, Mike Westwood, David Miller, Paul Jorgensen, Jamie Kay, and Darren McLennan.

Andrew Whelan won the next race, followed by Bailey, McLennan, and Polillo Jr.

Come feature time, Cory Whittam grabbed the advantage on Lap 1 in front of Jeff Blackburn and Andrew Whelan, as Mike Westwood and David Miller battled for fourth. Westwood got the spot, bringing Daniel Hawn through with him, with Hawn challenging Westwood for fourth. However, the caution would come out on Lap 5 due to something happening in turn two.

Whittam got a good restart ahead of Blackburn, with Hawn moving into third in front of Whelan and Westwood, before the yellow flag waved for second time on Lap 6 for Craig Pitchell going around.

Whittam kept the momentum going with Blackburn and Hawn remaining behind him as Whelan and Westwood rounded out the top-five. Behind them, James Stanley and Jr Farrelly battled for sixth, with Stanley getting the spot on Lap 9. He’d immediately lose it a lap later, with both him and Farrelly getting by Westwood. Farrelly now ran fifth in front of Stanley, David Miller, Westwood, Paul Jorgensen, Pitchell, Robert Polillio Jr., Bob Bailey, Darren McLennan, and Jamie Kay.

Pitchell got alongside Jorgensen, passing him for ninth on Lap 16, followed by getting by Westwood for eighth a couple laps later. Jorgensen moved into ninth ahead of Polillio Jr. and Westwood, with Bailey passing Westwood for 11th on Lap 19. The third caution slowed the action two laps later, though, for Farrelly spinning Whelan in turns three and four.

Cory Whittam got a good restart, pacing the final laps en route to winning in front of Jeff Blackburn, Daniel Hawn, Jr Farrelly, and James Stanley.

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