MILLGROVE, ON (August 7, 2018)- Close to a dozen teams from the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. made the Civic Holiday Weekend trek to Flamboro Speedway for the second time of the 2018 season at the venerable Hamilton, Ontario oval. With a pair of 20 lap feature events on the schedule – instead of the standard qualifying heats and a single ‘A’ main – crews rolled to the line Saturday, August 4th for the first time since Chad Strawn’s trip to victory lane July 21st at Peterborough Speedway.
The first feature had Randy Hollingsworth and Craig Stevenson on the front row. Several teams experienced issues, including former series champion John Baker Jr. who suffered a blown motor of his #63 machine and Brad Stevenson who was forced to retire from the event early after contact with another car. Anthony DiBello took the checkered flag over Rob Warnes, Willow Barberstock, Hollingsworth, Rick Warnes, Baker Jr., Brad Stevenson, Craig Stevenson, Chad Strawn and Craig Scott.
In the second 20 lapper, Brad Stevenson and Rick Warnes brought the field to the initial green flag. Despite sustaining some serious damage in the first feature, Brad Stevenson – the reigning champion – picked-up the win over Anthony DiBello, who came from near the tail-end of the field. Chad Strawn was 3rd, with Rob Warnes, Rick Warnes, Craig Stevenson, Willow Barberstock and Randy Hollingsworth. John Baker Jr. and Craig Scott completing the running order.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: The spirit of teamwork and good sportsmanship showed itself to be alive and well in the OMRS camp during the Flamboro Speedway date. A few days before the race, Craig Scott was looking to obtain a flywheel for his #69 car. At the track, distributor issues sidelined Scott’s effort, but when Chad Strawn’s #77C suffered a broken driveshaft during practice, crews from both teams made a swap so Strawn could make the starting grid for the second feature…Next on the schedule, teams will head to the London, Ontario area for a first-ever date – Saturday, August 18th – at Delaware Speedway.
To learn more about the 2018 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – schedule, visit the group’s social media platform, www.facebook.com/OMRS or look for the newly redesigned web-site www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com, coming soon.
For over a decade, Torque Builders Inc. has worked with partners and clients in the construction industry, offering new, general construction services, renovations and retrofits in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector. See www.torquebuilders.com to find out more. The 2018 OMRS tour is also supported by Complete Mechanical, Borque Transmission, Gen-3 Electrical, Sterling Tire and Clarke Motorsports Communications.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media