MILLGROVE, Ontario --- When the dust settled on Saturday night, it was a couple familiar faces, and a couple first-time feature winners gracing victory lane at Flamboro Speedway.
Pro Late Models
Starting up front, Shawn Chenoweth took advantage of the track position to score his first feature victory of the season ahead of Mat Box. Kyle Steckly rebounded from a mid-race spin for a third-place finish ahead of Rick Burbridge and Jake Gilbert.
Chris Howse crossed the line in sixth, followed by Kevin Albers, James Horner, DJ Kennington and Shawn McGlynn. David Gallinger placed 11th, while Brett Rodwell failed to finish.
The inverted starting grid for the second feature played into DJ Kennington’s hands perfectly, as mid-race bad luck the first one allowed him to start up front for the second. He took advantage, scoring the victory ahead of Kyle Steckly and Rick Burbridge. Kevin Albers and Shawn Chenoweth rounded out the top-five ahead of Jake Gilbert, Mat Box, Chris Howse, and Shawn McGlynn. Unfortunately, James Horner, David Gallinger, and Brett Rodwell failed to finish. First Feature Video à https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZm6QGEuSd4
Carson Nagy was able to somehow carve his way through the chaos with a couple laps to go, coming out with the lead and scoring the victory in the first feature ahead of Nick Troback, Dennis Cybalski, Kelsey Lamont, and Austin Penney.
Kevin Gallant over half of the feature, but contact from Cybalski, followed by Ryden Lapcevich getting a little air off the right front ended the feature early for both Gallant and Lapcevich. Justin Collison and Steve Cashmore both failed to start with mechanical issues.
Kelsey Lamont found his way to the front in the second feature, and scored his very long awaited first career feature victory. Justin Collison rebounded for a second, followed by Nick Troback, Dennis Cybalski, Carson Nagy and Steve Cashmore. Austin Penney failed to finish, while Kevin Gallant and Ryden Lapcevich did not take the green flag. First Feature Video à https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_mSz9E5AYs
Since its debut, the station wagon has been a hit with fans in the uniqueness. Gillian Hils proved it also has speed, winning the first feature ahead of Shawn Taylor, Dylan Sharpe, John Istead, and Dale Millard. Mike Hooper finished sixth, followed by Mark Thorne, Dave Goodacre, and Rick Robinson. Unfortunately, Cole Quinton failed to finish.
Shawn Taylor has been racing at Flamboro for a long time, but suffered a hard crash a couple years ago, resulting in having to rebuild his car completely. His hard work paid off, though, as he was able to return to victory lane on Saturday. Dylan Sharpe placed second, followed by Dale Millard, Gillian Hils, and Cole Quinton. John Istead finished sixth, followed by Mark Thorne, Mike Hooper, and Dave Goodacre. Rick Robinson failed to finish.
Continued hard work and dedication pays off, as Connor Ellis learned with his first trip to victory lane in the first feature. Kyle Lucas finished second, followed by Gary Slama, David Rockwood, and Matt Longford. Bobby Mercer placed sixth, followed by Wayde Thorne, Leo Labarbera, Eric Stewart, and Roland Goodfellow.
John Myers finished 11th, followed by Jimmy Hooper, Reece Bourgeois, Rick VanKleef, Spencer Riddell, and Alex Stewart. Blair Mayhew, Tim Shanahan, and Scott Tonelli failed to finish, while Michael Kenney did not take the green flag.
When it came time for the second feature, David Rockwood made his way through the field to make his return to victory lane ahead of Gary Slama, Kyle Lucas, Wayde Thorne, and Megan Mitchell. Roland Goodfellow finished sixth, followed by Bobby Mercer, Scott Tonelli, Spencer Riddell, and Eric Stewart.
Alex Stewart finished 11th, followed by Reece Bourgeois, Rick VanKleef and Tim Shanahan. Several drivers would not finish due to various issues, including Matt Longford, Connor Ellis, John Myers, and Leo Labarbera. Unfortunately, Jimmy Hooper, Blair Mayhew, and Micahel Kennedy would not take the green flag.
Canadian Vintage Modifieds
The El Presidente turned his great leadership skills into superb driving on-track, as John Karley scored the victory in the first feature. TJ Marshall finished second, followed by Mike Podd, Quinton Murdoch, and Jerrid Morphy. Mike Westwood placed sixth, followed by Doug Hood, Dave Lacey, and Connor Ross. Unfortunately, Rodney Rutherford, Rick Willigar, Dale Lucas, and Steve Murdock failed to finish.
Jerrid Morphy would find the lead in the second feature, and was set on cruise control, driving away from the field to score the victory. TJ Marshall found his way to the runner-up spot midway through, followed by Mike Podd, Rodney Rutherford, and Rick Willigar. Doug Hood placed sixth, followed by Dave Lacey, with John Karley finishing eighth following a mid-race slide through the grass.
Unfortunately, Quinton Murdoch, Connor Ross, Mike Westwood, and Steve Murdock failed to finish. Following his issues in the first feature, Dale Lucas did not take the green for the second. Second Feature Video à https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RueAtorR0_I
Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for filming each of the features. Be sure to check out her videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/petalpower51/videos.
The next event at Flamboro Speedway is scheduled for July 17, featuring the APC United Late Model Series for a 100-lap main event. Brandon Watson started off the season in victory lane at Delaware Speedway, and will try to go back-to-back this weekend. Also on hand will be the Qwick Wick Fire Starter Can-Am Midget Series and Mini Stocks.
With the province moving into stage three of the COVID re-opening government plan, Flamboro Speedway is allowed to host 75% capacity in the grandstands. No tickets will be sold online, but rather available at the gate on a first come, first serve basis. The spectator gates will open at 5 pm with racing kicking off at 6 pm sharp.
Tickets will be $40 for adults at the front gate, $35 for seniors 65 and older, and $5 for children ages 6-12. You can also buy a family pass for $85.00 which includes two adults and up to four children.
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By: Ashley McCubbin