Even though this year’s first night of racing at Kawartha Speedway was delayed by two weeks, there was no holding back Matt Spence. Wheeling the #53 Chevy Monte Carlo Durham Furnace Heating and Cooling/Graphic Lettering Services/Sellmunity Thunder Car, owned by Ajax, ON's Dave Landles, the young speedster won his qualifying heat, semi-feature and the 20-lap main event Friday, June 15. Spence says it was an unbelievable night.
“I can’t believe how well the car performed,” said Spence. “Getting my first feature win would’ve been great, but earning a checkered flag every time we took to the track is a once in a lifetime experience. I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive the car. Most of the credit belongs to Dave and the crew. They really did their homework and the long hours in the shop are what put me in victory lane.”
Matt Spence will be looking to make it two wins in a row Friday, June 22, when the Fraserville, ON, oval hosts their second night of action for the 2012 season. The Ontario Legends Series will join a regular night of racing featuring the NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Models, Thunder Cars and the Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 p.m., with rotating practice sessions getting underway at 5:00 p.m.. The night’s first green flag is at 7:00 p.m.
For details on the complete schedule, see www.kawarthaspeedway.com.
From Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications