BROCKVILLE, ON – The crew played a little joke on driver Kyle Dingwall on Saturday night at Brockville Ontario Speedway. They placed a slow moving vehicle sign over the number 66 on the rear of Dingwall’s 358 Modified without his knowledge. However, the Brockville resident had the last laugh as he turned out to be the fastest moving car taking his first win of the season in the 30-lap feature event.
Dingwall got past early leader John Mulder early in the event that featured just one quick caution. He was able to blast away to large leads on the dry and slick surface easily outdistancing Luke Whitteker, Brian MacDonald, Lee Gill and Tim O Brien. One thing is for certain: the sign that is usually found on tractors probably wont be leaving the tail end of the Dingwall car anything soon, after becoming the sixth different Modified winner in 2012 at the BOS.
There was also a fresh face in Sportsman victory lane as Renfrew’s Ryan Arbuthnot was the only car to be able to make up ground on the outside. The youngster used it to his advantage as picked up the top spot after the halfway mark and drove away for his first Brockville win, right on the tail of his first DIRT Sportsman victory last Sunday in Cornwall. Arbuthnot admitted that the team had found something last week in the shop that had made a huge difference for the car, but wasn’t about to tell anyone what it was. Points leader Chris Herbison came through the field again for second in front of Bruce Makinson, Ryan Poole and Jessica Power.
Nick Gauvreau became a dad again this week, and celebrated with his second Street Stock win of the year with a bold move that took him from third to first with three laps to go. The tough luck award went to then leader Brock Cullen, who flat tire opened the door for Gauvreau to make his move for the win. John Gifford put in his best run yet in second followed by Kevin Fetterly, Derrick Eaton and Steve Kearney.
Joe McNicholls continued his domination in the Rookie class with yet another victory. The race featured a wild start with multi-car pile up right under the flag stand on the opening lap with Josh Kirkland ending up with heavy damage to both ends of his machine. Ron Day, who led early settled for second with Dwight Feltham nipping at his tail pipe along with Chris Bakker and Corbin Miller.
Before the races, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark and wife Deanna, joined the track in saluting the efforts of Brockville Recorder and Times Sports Editor Ron Smith. Smith was covering the Beast of the East for the last time as he retires after more than 30 years of service to the Brockville sports community. The Kirkland family wishes Ron a happy and healthy retirement. Brockville Ontario Speedway returns to action, next Saturday night, June 30th with a full program plus the Bangma Concrete Sportsman Dash for Cash. Voting for starting positions begins this week on the Speedway website at Brockvillespeedway.com.
Modifieds 30 laps: Kyle Dingwall, Luke Whitteker, Brian MacDonald, Lee Gill, Tim O Brien, Pat O Brien, Dale Planck, John Mulder, Matt Billings, Bobby Herrington, Bryan Rogers, Stephane LaFrance, Luke Stewart, Shane Pecore, Andy Lloyd, Joe Banks, Adam Turner, Jason Riddell, Roger Levesque, Danny O Brien
Sportsman 25 laps: Ryan Arbuthnot, Chris Herbison, Bruce Makinson, Ryan Poole, Jessica Power, Steve Barber, Dana Aikins, Tabatha Murphy, John Mills, Doug O Blenis, Jason Shipclark, Sheldon Hoogwerf, Dillon Sallows, Billy Cook, Dylan Evoy, Steve Billings, Johnathon Ferguson, Jason Cujmmins, Mitch Primeau, Kevan Bennett,Terry Ladouceur, Kenny Polite
Street Stocks 15 laps: Nick Gauvreau, John Gifford, Kevin Fetterly, Derrick Eaton, Steve Kearney, Guy Regimblad, Adam Switzer, Danny Mocibob, Brian Billings, Jamie Murphy, Matt Thomas, Brock Cullen, Beau Miller, Travis Andrews
Rookies 15 laps: Joe McNicholls, Ron Day, Dwight Feltham, Chris Bakker, Corbim Miller, Colin Tracey, Tyson Slinger, Brandon Henderson, Shawn Bauder, Kurtis Daye, Jason Bilow, Randy Massey, John Stanley, Tim Rhoden, Quincy Roberts, Richard Bartholomew, Eric Snyder, Josh Kirkland
From Steve Young