@barriespeedway • BARRIE, ON – Mother nature blessed Barrie Speedway’s drivers and fans with a picturesque day for racing on May 24; the third night of the 2014 race season. The biggest story of the night came in the Wahta Springs Late Model division, as #00 Darryl St. Onge (Barrie, ON) recorded the win in the 30 lap finale.
It was his first career victory in the track’s premier division. St. Onge, the 2009 Thunder Car track champion. Led flag to flag after starting from the outside pole position, having to fend off a late race charge from 2013 division champ #10 Gord Shepherd of Oro Station.
Speaking of Shepherd, he went to victory lane in the first 30 lap feature on the evening, further extending a streak that has seen the steady wheelman finish no worse than 2nd covering six feature races thus far in 2014.
In Triple Sick Skin Tattoo Thunder Car action, it was #00 Luke Gignac of Port McNicholl who won the 30 lap main, marking his second feature win of the season in just three feature races.
In the St. Onge Recreation Pure Stock division, defending track champion #77 Mike Gettliffe of Orillia scored the win in the 25 lap feature for his first feature win of 2014.
PIT NOTES: A new yet somewhat familiar face made his 2014 debut in the Wahta Springs Late Models, as #5 ‘The Hulkamaniac’ Mike Langley made his first start of the season in his newly prepared Dodge Charger. Langley adjusted to the new whip nicely, keeping a clean car under him all night long en route to 11th and 12th place feature results … Barrie Pure Stock competitor #06 Ryan Hardy also took to the track Friday night at the newly renovated Full Throttle Motor Speedway, recording a 7th place finish in the feature event. Be sure to join us this coming Saturday May 31st when all three divisions are back in action to round out the season’s first month of competition … Pit gates are open at 2 p.m., with spectator gates commencing for business at 5pm and green flag slated to drop at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
By Dave Vokey / Barrie Speedway