SAUBLE BEACH, Ontario — Despite starting outside of the top-10, Andy Kamrath drove his way through the field to score the victory in the Family Funland 40 in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds trip to Sauble Speedway.
With heats cancelled due to rain, qualifying was canceled to set the field by points with an eight car invert. Norman Newman started pole ahead of Coltin Everingham, Jason Keen, Marshall Schrenk, Dale Reinhart, TJ Edwards, Kelly Balson, A.J. Emms, Ryan Dick, Luke Gignac, Jase Cornell, Wally Wilson, Andy Kamrath, Paul Townsend, Steve Lyons, Brent McLean, Craig Downey, Bryan Batty, and Tim Gordon.
Norman Newman broke out to the early lead ahead of Everingham, as Keen and Schrenk battled for third with Benedict and Edwards side-by-side for fifth. Keen took over the spot on Lap 3, with Reinhart looking to follow him through, as Edwards and Emms battled for sixth, ahead of Balson and Gignac side-by-side for eighth.
Reinhart took over fourth on Lap 5, with Emms, Edwards, Gignac, and Kamrath following him through over the next three laps to bump Schrenk back to ninth ahead of Balson.
Keen would get alongside Everingham for second on Lap 9, just as Edwards challenged Emms for fifth. Edwards got the spot a lap later, bringing Kamrath through with him, whom immediately got alongside him. Keen would take over second on Lap 12, with Kamrath following him through. Kamrath continued to move forward, taking over second on Lap 14, as Keen now ran third ahead of Everingham, Reinhart, Edwards, Emms, Gignac, Schrenk, Balson, Cornell, Lyons, Downey, and McLean.
Lyons looked to move forward, getting alongside Cornell 11th on Lap 18, making the move, bringing Downey through with him. Cornell now ran 13th ahead of McLean, as the caution came out on Lap 20 for Edwards spinning Reinhart. At the halfway mark, Newman led Kamrath, Keen, Everingham, Edwards, Emms, Gignac, Schrenk, Balson, Downey, Lyons, McLean, Cornell, Dick, Gordon, Wilson, Townsend, and Reinhart.
Kamrath got a good restart to take over the top spot ahead of Newman, with Keen now third ahead of Edwards, Everingham, Emms, Schrenk, Balson, Lyons, and McLean, with Reinhart, Cornell, and Dick three-wide for 12th.
Balson looked to move forward, challenging Schrenk for seventh on Lap 26. Unfortunately, Schrenk’s night got a little worse, as he’d go around on Lap 29. With 11 laps to go, Kamrath led Newman, Edwards, Keen, Everingham, Emms, Gignac, Balson, Downey, Lyons, McLean, and Gordon.
Kamrath got a good restart ahead of Newman, Edwards, and Keen, with Everingham and Emms side-by-side for fifth, as Gignac and Balson battled for seventh. Emms moved into fifth on Lap 35, with Gignac taking over seventh a couple laps later.
Andy Kamrath led the rest of the way en route to the victory ahead of T.J. Edwards, Norman Newman, Jason Keen, and A.J. Emms. Coltin Everingham finished sixth, followed by Luke Gignac, Kelly Balson, Brent McLean, and Steve Lyons. Ryan Dick placed 11th, followed by Ryan Dick, Jase Cornell, Craig Downey, Dale Reinhart, Tim Gordon, Marshall Schrenk, Wally Wilson, Paul Townsend, and Bryan Batty.
Unfortunately, Brian Wilson broke in practice, and was unable to make his series debut.
As a result, A.J. Emms holds a three-point advantage over Kelly Balson heading into the next event.
The next event for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds is the Fall Velocity at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19.
By: Ashley McCubbin