Flamboro Speedway

Familiar Faces Reign Supreme at Spring Fever Enduro 150 at Flamboro Speedway

MILLGROVE, Ontario — It seems whenever there is an Enduro event at Flamboro Speedway, several drivers make an appearance in hopes of gracing victory lane when the checkered flag is waved. However, experience still remains critical in doing so with the familiar faces at the front of the field.

Whether it is Canadian Vintage Modified competition or Pure Stocks, Rodney Rutherford is one of the fastest guys at Flamboro Speedway. That remained true in the Enduro, as despite over 40 cars on the track at once, he was able to avoid all of the chaos and stay ahead of a field of experience behind him. He led the most laps, pacing the field en route to winning the Spring Fever Enduro 150 at Flamboro Speedway.

That said, past Halloween Enduro Champion and mini stock feature winner Dylan Sharpe kept him on his toes throughout, scoring a runner-up finish. Dan DosSantos was third, with pure stock regulars Gillian Hils and Gary Slama rounding out the top-five. Delaware Speedway representatives Jordan Wilms, Nic Ramsay and Nathan Rhea followed, with Mike Plazek and Harry Polmateer closing the top-10.

Matt Gould was 11th, followed by Dan Varey, Kody Ferri, Leo Labarbera, Ryan Robillard, Kyle Bishop-Polmateer, James Richard, Alex Dallaire, John George, and Tim Vartmon.

The event also featured the first mini stock invitational of the season, with Shawn Taylor proving he has not lost any speed in the No. 76 Nissan. He took the lead on Lap 17, pacing the remaining 13 laps to win in front of Dale Millard, RJ Croteau, Mike Thomson, and Gary Jones.

Gillian Hils backed up her feature victory on Saturday night, winning the 40-lap Pure Stock invitational after taking the lead on Lap 23. Jo Lawrence was the quickest man in qualifying, though took the bonus challenge in starting 22nd, last, on the field. He broke into the top-10 on Lap 11, finding the top-five at the halfway mark of the feature. However, he ultimately came up one spot in placing second. Cam Thomson, Phil Givens, and Spencer Riddell rounded out the top-five.

Spring Fever Enduro à https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIpl-433K7Q

Mini Stock Video à https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaRK-YCpM9c

Pure Stock Video à https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6TdDPcr1W8

Thanks to Derek Smith (http://www.racepulse.com), Peter Anderson (pandersonphotos@gmail.com), and Zoompics.com for their images of the racing action each week.

Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for filming each week. Be sure to check out her videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/petalpower51/videos.

The next event at Flamboro Speedway is taking place on Saturday, May 27, with the Bill Zardo Memorial for the OSCAAR Hot Rods taking center stage. The action will also include the Just Foam It OSCAAR Modifieds, Pro Late Models, and Ontario Pro Challenge Series. The pit gates will open at 4pm, followed by the front gate at 5pm, with racing kicking off at 6:30pm.

Be sure to keep up with the latest by checking out Flamboro Speedway’s website at http://www.flamborospeedway.ca. You can also keep up via your favorite social networking website by following the speedway on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FlamboroSpdwy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/flamborospeedway. Fans are encouraged to like the speedway’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Flamboro-Speedway-Authorized-Page-102328664646735/.

Race Report By: Ashley McCubbin

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