Late Model: Jake Sheridan Scores Grisdale Triple Crown at Flamboro
Jake Sheridan is quickly putting his name on the Pro Late Model landscape in style as he scored the Grisdale Triple Crown at Flamboro Speedway this past weekend in his rookie season.
Ryan Kimball would set the quickest time in qualifying with a lap of 14.869 seconds ahead of Treyten Lapcevich, Jordan Lawrence, Steve Laking, Jake Sheridan, Cayden Lapcevich, Tim Ellis, Billy Schwartzenburg, Tim Norris, Hudson Nagy, Kevin Albers, Andy Kamrath, Mark Burbridge, Matt Box, Chad Corcoran, James Horner, Trevor Thompson, Chris Bochler, Gary Elliott, Trevor Monaghan, Mike Klotz, Carson Nagy, Mike Westwood, Chris Howse, Allie Ditner, Scott Entwistle, and Jeremy Taggart.
Ryan Kimball would grab the initial lead in the first of the three 50-lap features, but Laking would get alongside him for the top spot on the second lap. Steve Laking took the lead on Lap 3 ahead of Kimball, Lawrence, Sheridan, and Treyten Lapcevich. Monaghan would go for a spin on Lap 11, but he’d get it back going without a caution. The race’s first caution came out three laps later for Carson Nagy and Taggart going around in turn four.
The first attempt at a restart didn’t go smoothly with Kamrath spinning going into turn one, collecting Cayden Lapcevich, Burbridge, Horner, Thompson, and Ellis in the process. The second attempt did, with Laking continuing to lead with Lawrence up to second ahead of Kimball, Lapcevich, Hudson Nagy, and Schwartzenburg.
The leaders would find themselves knee-deep in lap traffic, trying to find their way through. It wouldn’t work out well, as Laking got hung up behind a car, with Lawrence making contact with him, causing Laking to go around for a spin. This would give Kimball the lead for the restart ahead of Lapcevich, Nagy, Schwartzenburg, and Sheridan.
Treyten Lapcevich got a good restart to take the lead ahead of Kimball, Hudson Nagy, Sheridan, and Corcoran. Schwartzenburg would then pass Corcoran for fifth on Lap 37, with Norris following him through. The fourth caution came out two laps later for Carson Nagy going around in turn four.
The restart would see Howse go for a spin, but there would be no caution thrown. Treyten Lapcevich would lead the rest of the way to score the victory ahead of Ryan Kimball, Hudson Nagy, Kevin Albers, and Jake Sheridan.
The second feature saw Chris Howse start on pole ahead of Matt Box, Trevor Thompson, Tim Ellis, Tim Norris, Mark Burbridge, Jordan Lawrence, Billy Schwartzenburg, Jake Sheridan, Kevin Albers, Hudson Nagy, Ryan Kimball, Treyten Lapcevich, Steve Laking, Trevor Monaghan, Mike Westwood, Jeremy Taggart, Cayden Lapcevich, James Horner, Scott Entwistle, Gary Elliott, Mike Klotz, Allie Ditner, and Carson Nagy.
Box jumped out to the early lead, with Ellis alongside Howse for second ahead of Burbridge and Thompson. Ellis took the spot on Lap 3 ahead of Howse, with Burbridge moving into third two laps later. Howse now ran fourth ahead of Lawrence and Corcoran. Lawrence would continue to move forward, getting alongside Howse for fourth on Lap 10, getting the spot, as Burbridge moved into second two laps later. Ellis now ran third ahead of Lawrence, Corcoran, Schwartzenburg, and Albers. Lawrence would get alongside Ellis on Lap 14 as Westwood slowed with a problem.
Lawrence moved into third on Lap 18 ahead of Corcoran, and Schwartzenburg. The race’s first caution then came out on Lap 27 for Klotz spinning in turn three and four. It seemed that it would black flag fever as both Carson Nagy and Taggart got a straight black flag, while Cayden Lapcevich got the meatball blackflag.
The first attempt at a restart produced the second caution with Thompson going around in turn one. The second attempt would see Norris go around, but there’d be no yellow this time as he kept it going. Box held the initial advantage with Lawrence up into second ahead of Schwartzenburg and Sheridan, as Burbridge and Laking battled for fifth.
Lawrence grabbed the lead on Lap 27, with Schwartzenburg, Sheridan, and Laking following him through over the next three laps to bump Box back to fifth. The third caution then came out on Lap 33 for Kimball spinning Corcoran. Under the yellow flag, Cayden Lapcevich headed pit side with a mechanical issue.
Lawrence got a good restart ahead of Schwartzenburg, Sheridan, Laking, Box and Ellis. Ellis would get alongside Box for fifth on Lap 38, taking the spot a lap later, bringing Treyten Lapcevich through with him. Jordan Lawrence led the rest of the way to take the victory ahead of Billy Schwartzenburg, Jake Sheridan, Steve Laking, and Tim Ellis.
The third feature saw Kevin Albers take the initial lead ahead of Tim Norris and Chad Corcoran, as Trevor Thompson and James Horner went side-by-side for fourth, with Chris Howse and Trevor Monaghan side-by-side for sixth. Horner took the fourth spot on Lap 3 ahead of Monaghan, and Mark Burbridge.
Monaghan then got alongside Horner for fourth on lap 6, taking the spot a lap later. Burbridge followed through for fifth, along with Treyten Lapcevich, Laking, Nagy, Kimball and Sheridan with Horner now back to 11th. Burbridge then got alongside Monaghan for fifth on Lap 10, taking the spot a lap later, with Lapcevich following through.
Kimball was the next to challenge Monaghan. The pair would get together off of turn four, with Kimball getting up on the wall a little, before climbing up on the side of Monaghan for the race’s first caution at Lap 12.
Albers got a good restart to keep the lead, with Corcoran up to second ahead of Treyten Lapcevich, Nagy, Sheridan, and Jordan Lawrence. Sheridan moved into fourth on Lap 20, with Lawrence and Cayden Lapcevich following suit. The battle for second got interesting on Lap 25, with Treyten Lapcevich tagging the back of Corcoran. Lapcevich would get the spot on Lap 26, with Sheridan, Lawrence and Cayden Lapcevich following through before the caution waved on Lap 28 for Ellis and Laking going around in turns one and two.
The restart would see Thompson spin in turn two, for the yellow flag, as Treyten Lapcevich headed pit side with a problem. The second attempt would go no smoother with the third caution for Norris coming to a stop in turn one after contact with the wall.
The third attempt saw a battle for the lead between Albers and Sheridan, with Albers keeping the top spot as Cayden Lapcevich moved into second on Lap 30 ahead of Sheridan, Lawrence, and Corcoran. Schwartzenburg would catch Corcoran for fifth, with contact between the pair sending Corcoran spinning with six laps to go. There’d be no caution for the spin, but Schwartzenburg was penalized for rough driving, moved from his finishing position to tail end of the lead lap cars.
Kevin Albers picked up the win ahead of Cayden Lapcevich, Jake Sheridan, Jordan Lawrence, and Ryan Kimball.
Overall: Jake Sheridan, Ryan Kimball, Jordan Lawrence, Hudson Nagy, Kevin Albers, Mark Burbridge, Billy Schwartzenburg, Tim Ellis, Treyten Lapcevich, Chad Corcoran, Trevor Monaghan, Mat Box, Trevor Thompson, Steve Laking, Mark Klotz, Tim Norris, James Horner, Cayden Lapcevich, Gary Elliott, Chris Howse, Allie Ditner, Mike Westwood, Scott Entwistle, Carson Nagy, Jeremy Taggart, Chris Bochsler, Andy Kamrath, Matt Lockwood.
First Feature: Treyten Lapcevich, Ryan Kimball, Hudson Nagy, Kevin Albers, Jake Sheridan, Billy Schwartzenburg, Chad Corcoran, Jordan Lawrence, Mark Burbridge, Tim Norris, Tim Ellis, Trevor Thompson, Mat Box, Mike Klotz, Carson Nagy, Allie Ditner, Chris Howse, Steve Laking, Trevor Monaghan, Mike Westwood, Jeremy Taggart, Scott Entwistle
Second Feature: Jordan Lawrence, Billy Schwartzenburg, Jake Sheridan, Steve Laking, Tim Ellis, Ryan Kimball, Treyten Lapcevich, Hudson Nagy, Mark Burbridge, Trevor Monaghan, James Horner, Chad Corcoran, Gary Elliott, Chris Howse, Tim Norris, Trevor Thompson, Kevin Albers, Mat Box, Mike Klotz, Allie Ditner, Scott Entwistle, Mike Westwood
Third Feature: Kevin Albers, Cayden Lapcevich, Jake Sheridan, Jordan Lawrence, Ryan Kimball, Mark Burbridge, Trevor Monaghan, Mat Box, Hudson Nagy, Tim Ellis, Mike Klotz, James Horner, Gary Elliott, Trevor Thompson, Mike Westwood, Chad Corcoran, Billy Schwartzenburg, Scott Entwistle, Allie Ditner, Tim Norris, Steve Laking, Treyten Lapcevich, Chris Howse, Carson Nagy, Chris Bochsler, Jeremy Taggart
Super Stock: Zardo and Bentley Take Features; Collisons Tie for Overall
In an emotional feat, father and son Brad and Justin Collison tied for the overall Frostoberfest Super Stock victory days after the passing of Jim Collison. Brad would get the tie-breaker via having posted the quicker time in qualifying.
Originally qualifying took place on Saturday, September 29 with Shawn Chenoweth setting the quick time for the super stocks at 16.297 seconds ahead of Ken Grubb, Carson Nagy, Brad Collison, Matt Bentley, Justin Collison, Randy Rusnell, Coltin Everingham, Bobby Mercer, Steve Book, Kevin Gallant, Steve Adams, Dan Archibald, Jerry Broom, Nick Clarke, AJ Miller, Rodney Rutherford, and Kevin Nicol.
Other drivers would show up on Saturday, with a b-main run for positioning purposes only. Paul Boundy picked up the win ahead of Dennis Cybalski, Kenny McNicol, Paul Geniole Jr., Dustyn Mombourquette, and Jeff Bean.
The start of the first feature would be messy, with Steve Adams and Kevin Gallant both suffering front end damage, while the motor would go kaboom for Shawn Chenoweth ending his afternoon early.
The second attempt to start the race would go smoothly with Carson Nagy leading ahead of Brad Collison, Matt Bentley, Randy Rusnell, and Justin Collison. The battle for fourth got interesting on Lap 8, with Justin Collison getting alongside Rusnell. Collison got the spot a lap later.
Brad Collison’s persistence on Nagy’s bumper paid off as Collison would pass him for the top spot on Lap 12. Nagy now ran second ahead of Bentley, Justin Collison, and Rusnell. The shuffling continued through the field, with Bentley moving into second on Lap 21 ahead of Nagy, with Rusnell around Justin Collison a lap later for fourth.
The race would take a drastic turn when Mercer blew a motor going through turns three and four. Caught in the slippery oil, several drivers got collected together with damage including Geniole, McNicol, and Archibald. Bentley was set to restart in second, however he would have to make an unscheduled pit stop for a flat tire.
The restart would see a battle for the lead between Lane Zardo and Brad Collison side-by-side over the three laps, with Lane Zardo snagging the win ahead of Carson Nagy, Brad Collison, Justin Collison, and Paul Geniole Jr.
Come time for the second feature, Matt Bentley started pole ahead of Paul Boundy, Paul Geniole Jr., Randy Rusnell, Justin Collison, Brad Collison, Carson Nagy, Lane Zardo, Kevin Gallant, Jerry Broom, Dennis Cybalski, Bobby Mercer, Steve Book, Nick Clarke, Jeff Bean, Coltin Everingham, AJ Miller, Kevin Nicol, and Rodney Rutherford.
Bentley grabbed the early lead ahead of Geniole, with Justin Collison and Rusnell side-by-side for third ahead of Brad Collison and Nagy. Justin got the spot on Lap 3, with Brad, Nagy and Zardo following him through, to bump Rusnell back to seventh. Justin continued to move forward, taking second on Lap 5, bringing Brad, Nagy, Zardo, and Rusnell through with him, to bump Geniole back to seventh. The shuffling continued through the field, with Rusnell passing Zardo for fifth on Lap 12.
At the front of the field, the Collisons would swap positions at the halfway mark of the 50-lap feature, with Brad taking second ahead of Justin as Bentley continued to lead. Nagy ran fourth ahead of Rusnell and Geniole, as Everingham headed pit side on Lap 28. Zardo’s run would hit a snag when he’d go around for a spin in turn two on Lap 30 for the race’s first caution. Under the yellow flag, Nagy ran into mechanical issues.
Bentley got a good restart, but Brad Collison was right there as he’d battle for the lead. Justin Collison would then take the pair three-wide on Lap 33, taking the lead ahead of Bentley and Rusnell, with Brad back to fourth. The caution then came out on Lap 34, though, for Cybalski going around.
The restart would see a battle for the lead between Justin Collison and Bentley, with Collison taking the top spot on Lap 37 ahead of Bentley, Rusnell, Brad Collison, and Geniole. Bentley wouldn’t disappear, though, getting right back alongside Justin for the lead on Lap 40. Bentley then took the top spot a lap later ahead of Justin, as Rusnell continued to run third ahead of Brad and Geniole. Brad Collison would then get alongside Rusnell for third with six laps to go, taking the spot a lap later, with Rusnell now fourth ahead of Geniole.
Matt Bentley led the rest of the way en route to win ahead of Justin Collison, Brad Collison, Randy Rusnell, and Paul Geniole Jr.
Overall: Brad Collison, Justin Collison, Randy Rusnell, Matt Bentley, Paul Geniole Jr., Lane Zardo, Paul Boundy, Carson Nagy, Kevin Gallant, Jerry Broom, Bobby Mercer, Steve Book, Dennis Cybalski, Jeff Bean, Nick Clarke, Coltin Everingham, Kevin Nicol, Rodney Rutherford, AJ Miller, Dan Archibald, Kenny McNicol, Dustyn Mombourquette, Shawn Chenoweth, Steve Adams
First Feature: Lane Zardo, Carson Nagy, Brad Collison, Justin Collison, Randy Rusnell, Paul Geniole Jr., Paul Boundy, Matt Bentley, Kevin Gallant, Jerry Broom, Dennis Cybalski
Second Feature: Matt Bentley, Justin Collison, Brad Collison, Randy7 Rusnell, Paul Geniole Jr., Paul Boundy, Bobby Mercer, Steve Book, Jerry Broom, Kevin Gallant, Lane Zardo, Dennis Cybalski, Jeff Bean, Kevin Nicol, Carson Nagy, Coltin Everingham, AJ Miller, Nick Clarke, Rodney Rutherford
Mini Stock: Wilson and Gilbert Split Features; Dalla Riva Wins Mini Stock Overall
Consistency and staying out of trouble as much as possible was the key for Erik Dalla Riva en route to being crowned the 2018 Frostoberfest Mini Stock Champion.
Originally qualifying took place on Saturday, September 29 with Andy Kamrath setting the quick time at 17.720 seconds ahead of Will Gibbons, Pat MacDonald, Wayde Thorne, Dylan Sharpe, David Gallinger, Jake Gilbert, Shawn Taylor, Billy Schwartzenburg, Brian Wilson, Gary Jones, Samantha Shaw, Jonathan Ayrton, Karl Sault, Erik Dalla Riva, Alex Hastie, Mark Klotz, Matt Young, Jason Tolton, Cory McAllister, Tom Eckenswiller, Andrea Parsons, and John Istead. These 24 drivers were locked into the field for the event.
The b-main originally was set to see Dave Watchorn start pole ahead of Kyle DaSilva, Gillian Hils, Tyler Lewis, Mike Hooper, Mark DaSilva, Ken Townsend, Mark Thorne, Chris Pendlebury, and Calvin Gordon.
However, when everyone returned on Saturday, a couple drivers would now show up, changing up the field. Will Gibbons was the new pole sitter ahead of Wayde Thorne, Dylan Sharpe, David Gallinger, Jake Gilbert, Shawn Taylor, Rich Schwartzenburg, Brian Wilson, Gary Jones, Samantha Shaw, Jonathan Ayrton, Karl Sault, Erik Dalla Riva, Alex Hastie, Mark Klotz, Matt Young, Jason Tolton, Cory McAllister, Tom Eckenswiller, Andrea Parsons, John Istead, Kyle DaSilva, Gillian Hils, and Mark Lewis.
The b-main didn’t go smoothly, with Mike Hooper spinning Mike Gilmour at the start, before Hooper spun with Derek Jackson spinning Cameron McGlashan. Cory Young picked up the win to transfer ahead of Tommy Robb, Hooper, McGlashan, Mark DaSilva, and Sandy Eccles.
The first lap of the first feature would go not smoothly as the field bottled up together, with Cory Young sustaining rear-end damage, while both Jason Tolton and John Istead going around. The restart would see another bottle up after Mark Klotz made a run up the inside lane, resulting in both Andrea Parsons and Cameron McGlashan going around in turns one and two.
The second incident wouldn’t produce a caution, with Will Gibbons and Wayde Thorne side-by-side for the lead ahead of Dylan Sharpe. Gibbons got the lead on Lap 6 ahead of Thorne, with Jake Gilbert making his way up into third on Lap 7. Wilson would get alongside Sharpe for fourth as Gillian Hils’ race came to an early conclusion, as she parked in the field.
Sharpe moved took fourth on Lap 9 ahead of Wilson and Shawn Taylor, with Wilson continuing to challenge Sharpe for the spot. Problems continued to plague competitors as Klotz slowed with a problem on Lap 12. Wilson would take fourth away from Sharpe as the leaders weaved their way through lap traffic. Alex Hastie was running 15th, but he’d slow with a problem on Lap 18, followed by McGlashan and parking in the infield 10 laps later.
The battle for the lead got interesting as Thorne would get hung up with lap traffic, allowing Gilbert to move into second ahead of Wilson. Sharpe continued to run fifth, with the caution coming out for Schwartzenburg going around in turns one and two on Lap 34.
Gilbert got a good restart to take the lead ahead of Gibbons, with Wilson up to third ahead of Thorne, Taylor, and Gallinger. Gallinger would get alongside Taylor for fifth on Lap 37, taking the spot, with Shaw following him through.
Gibbons would track down Gilbert for the lead, looking for a way around. Gibbons would make contact with the back of Gilbert coming up off of turn two, getting Gilbert sideways as he got underneath. The pair would then continue to make contact down the backstretch, with Gilbert getting up on and riding the backstretch wall for the third caution at Lap 44. This would give Wilson the lead ahead of Thorne, Gallinger, Shaw, and Taylor.
The first attempt at a restart would see Gallinger making contact with Thorne, causing him to spin in turn two. Several drivers would stop to avoid contact, but were deemed involved in the incident and put to the back; the list includes Taylor, Shaw, Schwartzenburg, Jones, and Sharpe. The shuffle would see Wilson lead the restart ahead of Taylor, McAllister, Dalla Riva, and Ayrton.
Brian Wilson got a good restart, pacing the field the rest of the way to score the victory ahead of Shawn Taylor. Cory McAllister made the move on the restart to try and take third, but came up short. Instead, Erik Dalla Riva got third ahead of Cory McAllister and Jonathan Ayrton.
Come time for the second feature, Chris LeBarron led the field to green ahead of David Gallinger, Jake Gilbert, Rich Schwartzenburg, Wayde Thorne, Samantha Shaw, Dylan Sharpe, Karl Sault, Tom Eckenswiller, Jonathan Ayrton, Erik Dalla Riva, Cory McAllister, Shawn Taylor, Brian Wilson, Gary Jones, John Istead, Mike Hooper, Derek Jackson, Tristan Da Silva, Andrea Parsons, Mark Klotz, Will Gibbons, Alex Hastie, Cameron McGlashan, Jason Tolton, Sandy Eccles, and Kyle Da Silva.
The first attempt to start the race produced a caution involving Parsons and Tristan Da Silva. The second attempt produced a multi-car incident, which began with Schwartzenburg going around. Behind him, a series of cars would get caught including McGlashan, Wilson, Robb, Hastie, Klotz, Istead, Sault, Ayrton, and Taylor.
The third attempt would go smoothly, with Gilbert grabbing the lead ahead of Thorne, Sharpe, LeBarron, and Dalla Riva. Thorne would then get alongside Gilbert for the top spot on Lap 5, taking the lead a lap later with Sharpe following him through. Gilbert now ran third ahead of Shaw and McAllister, with Robb going for a spin but producing no caution on Lap 9.
As the leaders found themselves in deep traffic, Sharpe would try to look for the lead on Thorne, but would be unable to find a way by. Gilbert continued to run third, closing the gap to the leaders, ahead of Shaw, and Dalla Riva.
The leaders would remain tightly packed together, with contact from Sharpe sending Thorne around in turns three and four on Lap 33. The checkered would be flown 17 laps of the scheduled distance due to time constraints, with Jake Gilbert getting the win ahead of Samantha Shaw, Erik Dalla Riva, Cory McAllister, and Gary Jones.
Overall: Erik Dalla Riva, Cory McAllister, Samantha Shaw, Jonathan Ayrton, Tom Eckenswiller, Jake Gilbert, Dylan Sharpe, Brian Wilson, Gary Jones, Wayde Thorne, Dave Gallinger, Shawn Taylor, Chris LaBarron, Tommy Robb, Will Gibbons, Karl Sault, John Istead, Kyle DaSilva, Rich Schwartzenburg, Alex Hastie, Mike Hooper, Cameron McGlashan, Mark Klotz, Derek Jackson, Tristan DaSilva, Andrea Parsons, Sandy Eccles, Gillian Hils, Jason Tolton, Matt Young, Cory Young, Mike Gilmour, Chris Pendlebury, Mark Lewis,
First Feature: Brian Wilson, Shawn Taylor, Erik Dalla Riva, Cory McAllister, Jonathan Ayrton, Tom Eckenswiller, Karl Sault, Dylan Sharpe, Tommy Robb, Samantha Shaw, Wayde Thorne, Rich Schwartzenburg, Jake Gilbert, David Gallinger, Chris LaBarron, Kyle DaSilva, Gary Jones, John Istead, Mike Hooper, Derek Jackson, Tristan DaSilva
Second Feature: Jake Gilbert, Samantha Shaw, Erik Dalla Riva, Cory McAllister, Gary Jones, Will Gibbons, Tom Eckenswiller, Jonathan Ayrton, Alex Hastie, David Gallinger, Chris LaBarron, Wayde Thorne, Dylan Sharpe, John Istead, Cameron McGlashan, Mike Hooper, Kyle DaSilva, Tommy Robb, Sandy Eccles, Mark Klotz, Brian Wilson
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The season isn’t over for Flamboro Speedway yet as we will cap everything off with the Halloween Enduro 400 this weekend on Saturday, October 20.
Gate details and 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.