HAMILTON, Ontario ---- With the sun shining bright over the oval, the drivers battled hard throughout the night en route to seeing a couple first time feature winners.
Ontario Modified Racing Series
Chad Strawn continued his early season dominance, stretching his points lead a little by winning the first feature ahead of Rob Warnes, Alex Cuzzilla, John Baker Jr., and Craig Scott. Willow Barberstock finished sixth, while Randy Hollingsworth and Rick Warnes failed to finish.
Chad Strawn made it a perfect night, as he was able to make his way through the field to win the second feature, as well. John Baker Jr. finished second, followed by Alex Cuzzilla, Rob Warnes, Willow Barberstock, Rick Warnes, and Craig Scott. Randy Hollingsworth failed to take the green flag.
Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Super Stocks
Despite being hounded all race long, Nick Troback scored his second feature victory of the year ahead of Brad Collison, Brandon McFerran, Randy Rusnell, and Steve Cashmore. Austin Penney finished sixth, followed by AJ Miller, with Gerrit Tiemersma failing to take the green flag.
Brandon McFerran made the most of his first start of the season, winning the second feature ahead of Brad Collison, Steve Cashmore, Randy Rusnell, and Nick Troback. Austin Penney finished sixth, followed by AJ Miller, with Gerrit Tiemersma failing to finish.
Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks
After scoring eight top-fives entering the night, everything came together on Saturday for Will Gibbons as he scored his first feature win of the season. Erik Dalla Riva finished second, followed by Shawn Taylor and Karl Sault. Mike Hooper crossed the finish line in fifth, but was disqualified on a technical infraction post-race.
John Istead finished sixth, followed by Tyler Lewis, Kyle DaSilva, Jonathan Ayrton, and John Ditner. Wendy Adams and Dylan Sharpe rounded out the field. Matt Young, Mark Klotz, Wayde Thorne, and Kaitlyn Wallace failed to finish, while Nick Lasiuk and Jake Watson did not take the green flag.
The strong season continued for Erik Dalla Riva in the second feature, as he made his way through the field to score the victory. Karl Sault finished second, followed by Shawn Taylor, Will Gibbons, and Kyle DaSilva. Wendy Adams finished sixth, followed by Jonathan Ayrton, John Ditner, Tyler Lewis, and Bobby Mercer.
Dylan Sharpe finished 11th, followed by Mike Hooper. John Istead and Wayde Thorne failed to finish, while Mark Klotz, Kaitlyn Wallace, Jake Watson, and Nick Lasiuk did not take the green flag.
McClurkin Properties Cambridge Pure Stocks
After a strong run earlier this season, Wayde Thorne got to taste the thrill of victory by scoring his first Pure Stock win of the 2019 campaign. Gillian Hils finished second for her seventh top-five finish, followed by Leo Labarbera, Andy Wheller, and Bobby Mercer.
Dale Lucas finished sixth, followed by Mark Thorne, Kyle Neumeister, Jonathan Ayrton, and Fabio Olivieri. Jeff Kells finished 11th, followed by Brian Gamble and Kyle Lucas, with Michael Neumeister failing to finish.
The invert would see Leo Labarbera make his way through the field en route to his fourth feature victory of the season. Mark Thorne finished second, followed by Andy Wheller, Kyle Neumeister, and Dale Lucas.
Bobby Mercer finished sixth, followed by Gillian Hils, Fabio Olivieri, Wayde Thorne, and Jonathan Ayrton. Kyle Lucas finished 11th, followed by Jeff Kells and Brian Gamble, with Michael Neumeister failing to take the green flag.
Pro 4 Modifieds
After fighting mechanical issues thus far, Mike Westwood was able to put the pieces together en route to winning the first feature ahead of Dan Pettit, Cliff Hodgkinson, Mark Lucas, with Shannon Morris and Dave Hodgkinson failing to finish.
The night turned out perfectly for Mike Westwood, as he won the second feature for the daily double. Cliff Hodgkinson finished second, followed by Mark Lucas, Dan Pettit, Dave Hodgkinson, and Shannon Morris.
Thanks to Derek Smith for all of his photos from Saturday night. You can see more images at http://www.racepulse.com.
This Saturday, July 6 is “Meet the Drivers Night,” which allows the fans to come and walk right on the race track, speaking with their favorite drivers as they collect hero cards and candy. There will be lots of drivers to meet including the Grisdale Racing Products Late Models, Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Super Stocks, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, McClurkin Properties Cambridge Pure Stocks, and Ontario Pro Challenge Series. The pit gate opens at 4 pm, followed by the front gate opening at 5pm with racing starting at 6:30 pm.
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