Kevin Gallant Leads Flag-to-Flag in The Basement Store 100 at Flamboro Speedway
HAMILTON, Ontario --- Starting on pole, Kevin Gallant would not relinquish the lead throughout the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series The Basement Store 100 for his first victory of the season.
Although it’d be Steve Arrand setting the quick time in qualifying (16.208), the series would do an invert for the top-five ahead of the main event. Kevin Gallant would pull the lucky #1, and that’s where he’d remain throughout the entire 100-lap affair.
Steve Arrand gave it a good charge, making his way up into second on Lap 28 after having to start fourth. Although he got a chance to start alongside Gallant on a couple late-race restarts, he was unable to get by, settling in for a second-place finish.
Chad McGlynn would finish third, followed by Connor James and Brandon McFerran. Kevin Trevelin finished sixth, followed by Tim Tolton, Steve Aubertin, Doug Cathcart, and Mike Hryniuk. Brent Wheller finished 11th, followed by Bob Merrifield and Scott Laporte.
Alvin McNicol would be the first driver to not complete all the laps in 14th, followed by Brandon Huras, Anthony Folino, Bob Schultheiss, and BJ Harrison.
Gallant currently holds a two-point advantage over James with just two races remaining in their season. They will head to Sunset Speedway on Saturday, August 31, before returning to Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, September 14 to crown their champion.
Can-Am T.Q. Midgets
Brandon Hauck won the first feature ahead of Darren Dryden, David Miller, Ryan Fraser, and Steve Murdock. Daniel Hawn finished sixth, followed by Luc Munsie, and Brody Rickwood. Cassidy March was the first drive to not finish, followed by Cory Whittam, Dominique Smith, and Paul Harrison, with David Mathers not taking the green flag.
Steve Murdock won the second feature ahead of Darren Dryden, Ryan Fraser, Luc Munsie, and David Miller. Daniel Hawn finished sixth, followed by Cory Whittam, Dominique Smith, Cassidy March, and Paul Harrison. Brody Rickwood finished 11th, with Brandon Hauck failing to finish. David Mathers once again did not take the green flag.
Ray’s Towing & Recovery Super Stocks
Brad Collison scored his seventh feature victory of 2019 ahead of Brandon McFerran, Gerrit Tiemersma, Randy Rusnell, Kelsey Lamont, and AJ Miller.
Gerrit Tiemersma got his first victory of 2019 ahead of Brad Collison, Randy Rusnell, Brandon McFerran, and AJ Miller, while Kelsey Lamont failed to finish.
Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks
Karl Sault picked up his sixth feature victory of 2019 ahead of Erik Dalla Riva, Dylan Sharpe, Tyler Lewis, and Mike Hooper. Kyle Da Silva finished sixth, followed by Darren Thring, Jonathan Ayrton, Shawn Taylor, and Dale Millard.
Kaitlyn Wallace finished 11th, followed by John Istead. Kyle Steckly failed to finish ahead of Wendy Adams, while Matt Young was disqualified for fighting in the pits.
Erik Dalla Riva scored his fourth win of 2019 ahead of Karl Sault, Dylan Sharpe, Darren Thring, and Kaitlyn Wallace. Shawn Taylor finished sixth, followed by Jonathan Ayrton, Mike Hooper, Tyler Lewis, and Dale Millard.
Wendy Adams finished 11th, followed by John Istead, while Kyle Da Silva failed to finish and Kyle Steckly and Matt Young did not take the green flag.
McClurkin Properties Cambridge Pure Stocks
Dale Lucas scored his first feature victory of 2019 ahead of Leo Labarbera, Mark Thorne, Bobby Mercer, and Jared Bodner. Kyle Lucas finished sixth, followed by Jimmy Hooper, and Mark Dennis, while Jeff Kells, Brian Gamble and Jamie Whittam failed to finish.
Kyle Lucas picked up his first career win ahead of Dale Lucas, Bobby Mercer, Leo Labarbera, and Mark Dennis. Jared Bodner finished sixth, followed by Mark Thorne, Jamie Whittam, Jimmy Hooper, Jeff Kells, and Brian Gamble.
Thanks to Peter Anderson for the photos from this past Saturday night.
The action continues on Saturday, August 24 at Flamboro Speedway, with the Canadian Short Track Nationals Qualifier for the Grisdale Pro Late Models. The winner on Saturday night will be given a provisional for the big show on Labor Day weekend.
Also on deck are the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds, Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints, Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods, and McClurkin Properties Pure Stocks.
The Highwayman Vintage Car Club will be in attendance so come early and have a look under the hoods and take some pictures of all the old cars and trucks. They will be making a parade lap during intermission on-track, as well.
The pit gate opens at 4pm, followed by the front gate opening at 5pm with racing starting at 6:30pm.
Of note, there have been some schedule changes made. The demolition derby has been cancelled for Saturday, August 31, with a King/Queen King of the Hill race being run in its place. Spectators are welcome on-track to race whatever they drove to the speedway that night, with $500 to the winner. Fans will race each other for one lap, with eliminations taking place until there’s just a winner remaining. Those participating are asked to bring a helmet for their safety, please. The night of racing will include the Canadian Vintage Modifieds, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, McClurkin Cambridge Pure Stocks, and the Pro 4 Modifieds.
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