MERLIN, ON (August 12, 2017)- The Southern Ontario Sprint’s (SOS) were at South Buxton Raceway Saturday night and they did not disappoint. Dylan Westbrook #47x from Scotland Ontario was the Feature Winner. After taking the lead following a caution on lap three , Westbrook had an impressive half-track lead on his competition. This was Westbrook’s second Feature Win at South Buxton Raceway this season. Westbrook thanked his family, crew and car sponsors for all of their help and
support. Tyler Hendricks #38 brought home second and Warren Mahoney #25 brought home third.
“Its been a long time coming” Brad Authier #1A said following his West Side Performance Plus Feature Win. Authier, a veteran South Buxton Racer, has been driving hard all season and finally made his first win of the year. “It’s not that we didn’t work hard for it” Authier said of his pit crew who worked hard to perfect his car setup. “The fans and sponsors keep us coming back, we couldn’t do it without them”.
Jim Dale #00 who began the race in the sixth position , made an impressive pass just moments before the checkered flag giving him second place. Brent Colby #7 who won the heat race, drove a hard race and brought home third place.
Eugene Hoekstra #36 celebrated his Schinkels Gourmet Meat Modified Feature win standing on his car.
“Everyone else does it !” he yelled to the cheering crowd.
Hoekstra, who shares driving with his son Darryl, smiled as he said he finally had one more win than his son bringing their combined total wins for the season to five.
“They work hard on this car every week and make it really easy on me”, Hoekstra said after thanking his Crew. Before leaving to celebrate his win, Hoekstra also thanked his fans and sponsors for supporting him every week. Clayton Smith #313 who drove a hard race battling his competition to maintain his top three position brought home second and Mario Toniolo #14 brought home third.
Matt Sorrell brought the #31 car to the Winners Circle once again after the Chatham Pro Shop Mini Mod Feature Race. Sorrell who was driving for Marshall Hereygers Saturday night began the race in third position but quickly advanced to first. With a best lap time of 18.81 seconds, Sorrell thanked his crew members for the set up they did on the car . This makes a fourth in a row Feature win for Hereygers. Sorrell thanked all of the fans, crew and sponsors of Hereygers car. Tim MacKenzie #81, who began the Feature in eighth position, drove a fast race and battled hard to bring home second place. Dylan Wolters #54 battled hard with Elliot Wilton #1 to bring home third place.
“Its about time eh?” Erik Vanderiviere #67 said in the Winners Circle after the Sun Parlour Trailers Sport Stock Feature Win.
Vanderiviere, who began the race in the number one position, maintained his lead while avoiding several cautions and lapped cars on the track. Vanderiviere gave credit to his crew members who “ work their butts off every week”. Vanderiviere also thanked his fans and sponsors for all of their support. Brad Bloomfield #11 brought home second and Marcel Gaudet #72 brought home third.
Kyle Gill #87 began the Auto Tech Sales and Service Bombers Feature in seventh place. After only three Laps Gill managed to overtake the entire track and bring home another feature win. Gill, who expressed he must have a horse-shoe hidden somewhere, thanked his sponsors, crew and fans for helping him get to the Winners Circle for a fifth consecutive time. Chuck Stuart #9 brought home second and Bob Hill #02 brought home third.
Brad McLeod #11 was involved in a rollover caution shortly after the Late Model Feature began. Luckily he was able to walk away from the wreck.
Angela Young #22 was involved in a red flag caution following the Sport Stock Feature. After speaking with Young’s Father and fellow racer Rob Young #48 we were informed she is okay.
South Buxton Raceway would like to thank our EMS crew for coming quickly to ensure the safety of our drivers.