STITTSVILLE, ON – This past Saturday afternoon was one of the hottest days at Capital City Speedway (CCS). The fans in attendance were dazzled with some of the best racing series events in the nation. CCS’s Summer Sizzler featured one of Ontario’s most famous racing series, the Lucas Oil Sportsman Series (100 lap). Also on the card was the first ever appearance at CCS of two other racing series, the OSCAAR modifieds and the Revstar SRT mini sprints.
For the first time in 9 years, the Lucas Oil Sportsman series made the trip to CCS. Many drivers travelled long distances to be on hand for this race. In fact, the race featured 15 teams in total including a handful of local teams. Local drivers consisted of Todd Musker (car #13), Jerremy Coulter (car #6), Doug Cathcart (car #48) and Dave Connelly (car #82). Local driver, Dave Connelly, was trying to be a repeat winner after winning the last Sportsman series contest at Flamboro Speedway. Unfortunately for Dave, the McGlynn brothers had other plans.
The race began with Jake “the juice box” Ott (car #60) starting in the pole position. The juice box and Chad McGlynn (car #18) on the outside pole battled for the lead in the early going. But, the hard charging Chad McGlynn finally took the lead and never looked back. Chad fought off challenges from his brother Shawn (car #81) throughout the race. However, it was the younger brother Chad that would be victorious on this day.
The Revstar SRT mini sprints feature (above) was next to sizzle at CCS. These mini sprints are typically ran on a dirt track. However, a ten car field led by Patrick Manny (car #32) was ready to assault the asphalt. Most of these cars travelled many hours from eastern Quebec. The long drive didn’t seem to faze the racers as the cars took the green flag and screamed for 25 laps. At the half way mark, Frederick Faubert (car #24) had just taken over the lead. In lap 14, Sabrina Blanchet (car #79S) and Patrick Rheaume (car #71) collided in turn 2 to bring out a caution. On the restart, Manny tried to regain the lead from Faubert, but, his efforts were not enough as Faubert hung on for the win.
Another first time visitor to CCS was the OSCAAR modified series. Drivers from all over southern Ontario make the trek to the Ottawa valley hot spot. An 11 car field took the green flag in two 25 lap feature events. The first event saw Gary McLean (car #8) in the pole position battle with Dustin Jackson (car #61) for the lead. But after lap 3, the race was dominated by McLean as he easily held on to win the first OSCAAR feature event. The second feature was a similar story as Max Beyore (car #91N) started in the pole position and easily cruised to victory lane.
Tonight (Wednesday evening, July 9, 2014) is the Sports Systems Canada, Mould Family Memorial Race Night. The race night will feature Late Models, Legends, Mini Stock, Thunder and 4-For-Fun divisions. Also in town is the special feature Sportsman Modified division. The races will start at 7:15 pm sharp! Regular general admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for teens (13-16) and children 12 & under are free.
From Kirk Mulligan / CCS