Following a great season of competition across the province, everybody came together for the short track year-end playoffs. With each track hosting a big event, a lot of talent was showcased with the cream rising to the crop, as familiar faces found their way to victory lane. It also did not go as smoothly as warranted for everybody, though, as some drivers suffered bad luck along the way.
From Gary Elliott and Gary Elliott Motorsports
This past week, there were a couple more champions crowned with Tyler Seaboyer and Brian Wilson each enjoying their special moments at Sunset Speedway and Full Throttle Motor Speedway.
It’s been a fun season of Fun Stock racing at Full Throttle Motor Speedway, which ultimately saw Richard Geerlinks come home with the championship. Let’s reflect back on the year that was with some numerical observations.
With the first Mini Stock champion of the 2019 season crowned – congratulations Nolan Gould at Peterborough Speedway, and the playoffs looming, it seems drivers are continuing to step up their game so they can perhaps be part of the conversation for the win during the season-ending events.
Five disqualifications, combined with seven different race winners made for an interesting week for the panel as they debated who should remain on the list. 14 drivers were discussed, but this is the Mini Stock Top-10 so four of those would miss the cut. So who made the cut, and did we get it right?
A combination of 12 different feature winners including an American, along with three different disqualifications certainly made the decisions for the panel of five difficult this past week.
Battling upfront through both features, Travis McLean scored a pair of third-place finishes on Saturday night at Full Throttle Motor Speedway.
With a lot of eyes on the mini stock division this week with the big invitational at Jukasa Motor Speedway, the panel was certainly feeling the pressure in ranking the top-10 competitors.
Although the panel mostly agreed on the 10 drivers that should be on this list, there were variations on how they should be ordered due to a variety of factors – competition, field size, and how each driver came across the result they got. So did we get it right this week?