INNISFIL, Ontario — Cory Whittam showed why he won the T.Q. Can-Am Midget Championship last season, scoring the victory on Sunday at Sunset Speedway.
Jeff Blackburn won the first heat ahead of Andrew Whelan, Paul Jorgensen, Sherry Horgan and David Miller, as Jr Farrelly pulled off with issues.
The second heat featured a quick yellow flag, with Bob Bailey spinning on the backstretch on Lap 3. Cory Whittam picked up the win in front of James Stanley, Daniel Hawn, and Bailey.
The feature got off to a rough start with Bob Bailey and David Miller going around in turns three and four on Lap 2. Cory Whittam held the early advantage in front of James Stanley, Andrew Whelan, Paul Jorgensen, and Daniel Hawn.
Whittam got a good restart to maintain the advantage ahead of Stanley, with Jeff Blackburn up to third in front of Whelan, Hawn, Farrelly, Jorgensen, Miller, Mike Westwood, Sherry Horgan, and Bailey. Hawn would look to challenge Whelan for fourth when the caution came out on Lap 7 for Bailey stopping in turn two.
James Stanley got the jump on the restart, taking over the lead in front of Whittam, as Farrelly made his way up to third in front of Whelan, Blackburn, and Westwood. Unfortunately, there was another caution at Lap 11 for Jorgensen going around on the frontstretch.
The restart would see a battle for the lead, with Cory Whittam coming out on top with the victory in front of James Stanley, as Jr Farrelly rounded out the podium. Daniel Hawn and Andrew Whelan finished out the top-five, followed by Paul Jorgensen, Sherry Hogan, Jeff Blackburn, David Miller, and Bob Bailey. Notably, Blackburn spun on the last lap following contact with Hawn, while Westwood pulled off with a handful laps to go with mechanical issues.
Categories: Can-Am Midgets, Race Reports, Sunset Speedway
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