FREELTON, ON (August 10, 2017)- Local racing series can’t count on the same level of publicity or media coverage as their national counterparts. One of the best ways to get noticed is from the product they’re able to put on the race track throughout the schedule.
The 2017 season for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. has been able to garner its fair share of time in the spotlight for a number of reasons, including the group of drivers who’ve scored their first ever main event win on the series. The latest tour regular to add his name to that impressive statistic is 20 year-old Connor James of Bradford, Ontario who picked-up the checkered flag Saturday, August 5 at Flamboro Speedway.
Rob Warnes and Randy Hollingsworth brought the field to the green flag to kick-off the main event. With just a pair of laps complete, Chris Burrows and Duane Cinnamon were involved in an incident that knocked both cars out of action for the rest of the night.
Connor James, who has been turning-in some strong performances in recent weeks and made his first career Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series start at Flamboro on Canada Day, came from a starting spot on the outside of the second row and took his first career Ontario Modifieds Racing Series victory. Brad Stevenson, Rick Warnes, Rob Warnes and Willow Barberstock rounded-out the top 5. Randy Hollingsworth, Duane Cinnamon and Chris Burrows completed the running order.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: Qualifying heats went to Brad Stevenson and Duane Cinnamon…John Baker Jr’s tough 2017 season continued at Flamboro, as another bout of mechanical issues sidelined his #63 machine…After his own equipment was damaged in an incident at Peterborough Speedway, Robert Warnes wheeled a back-up car from his father’s stable…The series returns to action Saturday, August 19th at Peterborough Speedway for the year’s final Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media