MILLGROVE, Ontario --- Another season of points competition at Flamboro Speedway has come to a close, with five new champions being crowned on Saturday night.
Grisdale Racing Products Late Models
J.R. Fitzpatrick scored his ninth victory of the season in the first feature ahead of Jake Gilbert, Rick Burbridge, Carson Nagy, and Mark Burbridge. Kevin Albers finished sixth, followed by Mike Klotz, David Gallinger, Mike Westwood, and Tanner Pirie. Chris Howse finished 11th, with Gary Elliott and Tyler Di Venanzo failing to finish.
J.R. Fitzpatrick went for the daily double, winning the second feature, ahead of Kevin Albers, Mark Burbridge, Rick Burbridge, and Carson Nagy. Jake Gilbert finished sixth, followed by Chris Howse, Mike Klotz, David Gallinger, and Gary Elliott. Mike Westwood finished 11th, with Tanner Pirie and Tyler Di Venanzo failing to take the green flag.
With 10 victories and no finishes worse than fifth in 16 races, J.R. Fitzpatrick was crowned the 2019 Flamboro Speedway Late Model Champion.
First Feature Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Kthb8PbSw
Ray’s Towing & Recovery Super Stocks
Brad Collison scored his ninth victory of the season in the first feature ahead of Coltin Everingham, Justin Collison, Dennis Cybalski, and Steve Cashmore. Austin Penney finished sixth, followed by AJ Miller and Randy Rusnell.
Steve Cashmore got his third win of 2019 in the second feature ahead of Coltin Everingham, Dennis Cybalski, Brad Collison, and Randy Rusnell. Justin Collison finished sixth, followed by Austin Penney and AJ Miller.
With nine wins and 21 top-five’s, highlighted by just one finish outside of the top-two, Brad Collison scored his fifth career Flamboro Speedway Super Stock Championship.
Second Feature Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBTGww6zbWQ
Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks
Karl Sault scored his 10th victory of the season in the first feature ahead of Jake Watson, Samantha Shaw, Kaitlyn Wallace, and Dylan Sharpe. Tyler Lewis finished sixth, followed by Shawn Taylor, Jonathan Ayrton, Wayde Thorne, and Mike Hooper. Kyle DaSilva finished 11th, followed by Dale Millard, Kyle Istead, Rich Schwartzenburg, and Wendy Adams, with Dave Goodacre failing to finish.
Dylan Sharpe got his third win of 2019 in the second feature ahead of Jake Watson, Shawn Taylor, Karl Sault, and Wayde Thorne. Kyle Istead finished sixth, followed by Jonathan Ayrton, Kyle DaSilva, Dale Millard, and Kaitlyn Wallace. Rich Schwartzenburg finished 11th, with Samantha Shaw, Tyler Lewis, Mike Hooper, and Wendy Adams failing to finish. Dave Goodacre did not take the green.
With 10 victories and just four finishes outside of the top-five in 31 races, Karl Sault was crowned the Flamboro Speedway Mini Stock Champion.
Second Feature Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEO1V_NpM74
McClurkin Properties Cambridge Pure Stocks
Mark Dennis scored his first career victory in the first feature ahead of Jared Bodnar, Leo Labarbera, Bobby Mercer, and Kyle Lucas. Jeff Kells finished sixth, followed by Brian Gamble and Chase Mitchell, with Dale Lucas, Mark Thorne, and Jimmy Hooper failing to finish.
Kyle Lucas got his fourth win of 2019 in the second feature ahead of Leo Labarbera, Jared Bodnar, Mark Dennis, and Bobby Mercer. Jeff Kells finished sixth, followed by Chase Mitchell and Brian Gamble, with Dale Lucas, Mark Thorne, and Jimmy Hooper failing to finish.
With six wins and 31 top-five’s, highlighted by just one finish outside of the top-10 in 37 races, Leo Labarbera was crowned the 2019 Flamboro Speedway Pure Stock Champion.
First Feature Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ejO2jCBmTY
Pro 4 Modifieds
Mike Westwood scored his sixth victory of the season in the first feature ahead of Mark Lucas, Dan Pettit, Dave Hodgkinson, Cliff Hodgkinson, and Shannon Morris.
Dan Pettit got his second win of 2019 in the second feature ahead of Mark Lucas, Mike Westwood, Cliff Hodgkinson, and Dave Hodgkinson, with Shannon Morris failing to finish.
With two wins and just two finishes outside of the top-five all season, Dan Pettit was the crowned the 2019 Flamboro Speedway Pro 4 Modified Champion.
Second Feature Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vyALsYM0EM
Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for filming the feature videos. Be sure to like her channel on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6fAn1rLsk_0FWitF4dpApw.
Thanks to Peter Anderson for all of the images from Saturday night.
The points champions may be crowned, but the racing is not done yet this season at Flamboro Speedway. This coming weekend – Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 – is the biggest event of the year, with Frostoberfest.
Saturday, October 5 will feature twin 50-lap Ray’s Towing & Recovery Super Stock features, twin-50 lap Klotz Auto Repair & Machine Shop Mini Stock features, twin 20-lap McClurkin Properties Cambridge Pure Stock features, twin 20-lap Pro 4 Modified features, and a 20-lap feature for the Outlaw Midgets.
Rob McCall won the most recent event for the Outlaw Midgets ahead of Kevin Spiez, which took place this past Saturday at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. The pit gate opens at 10am, with the spectator gate opening at noon, and racing starting at 3pm.
Sunday, October 6 will feature the third and final round for the Grisdale Triple Crown, with a 100-lap feature on deck for the Pro Late Models. Round 1 winner Shae Gemmell enters the weekend leading round two winner J.R. Fitzpatrick by a single point. Billy Schwartzenburg, Jake Sheridan, Chad Corcoran, and Rick Burbridge all stand a good chance to shake things up, as well, being within 10 points of Gemmell.
Sunday will also include a 50-lap Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified feature, 30-lap Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod feature, and 25-lap Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprint feature. It marks the third appearance this season for the OSCAAR divisions at Flamboro Speedway. The pit gate opens at 10am, with the spectator gate opening at noon, and racing starting at 3pm.
Admission prices, along with the full schedule for Flamboro Speedway this season can be found on the track’s website at http://www.flamborospeedway.ca. Be sure to keep up with the latest by following the speedway on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FlamboroSpdwy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/flamborospeedway.
By: Ashley McCubbin