MILLGROVE, Ontario (October 6, 2020)— It may have a little chilly with some rain in the area, but that didn’t mean some great racing wasn’t had at the same time with Jade Franklin, Steve Cashmore, Will Gibbons, and Craig Cole each getting a taste of glory.
Pro Late Models
Jake Sheridan would lay down the quickest lap in qualifying at 14.904 seconds ahead of J.R. Fitzpatrick (14.990), Treyten Lapcevich (15.014), Jake Gilbert (15.033), and Shane Maginnis (15.061). Jade Franklin started sixth, followed by Blair Wickett, Shae Gemmell, DJ Kennington, and Josh Stade.
Fitzpatrick grabbed the lead on the initial start ahead of Sheridan, as Lapcevich and Gilbert battled for third ahead of Maginnis. Lapcevich got the spot on Lap 3, with Maginnis, Franklin and Gemmell following him through. The battle for third would get close on Lap 16, with Maginnis running Lapcevich up the track in turns one and two to take over the spot. Franklin was able to take over fourth in the process ahead of Gemmell, with Lapcevich back to sixth.
The race would not go green to checkered, with the first caution on Lap 21 for McGlynn going around in turn two.
Fitzpatrick got a good restart with Maginnis moving into second ahead of Gemmell, as Wickett and Sheridan battled for fourth ahead of Lapcevich. Wickett got the spot on Lap 33, bumping Sheridan back to fifth. Fitzpatrick was never able to get away with the lead, as Maginnis got alongside him on Lap 33, taking the spot a lap later as Gemmell ran third ahead of Wickett and Sheridan.
The caution then came out on Lap 65 for McFerran getting loose off of turn four, spinning out, with Stade getting into Lawrence and Lawrence into the outside wall in the aftermath. Behind them, Westwood and Gallinger got tangled up together in the avoidance.
The restart would see Fitzpatrick, Maginnis, and Gemmell go three-wide for the lead down the backstretch, bouncing off each other in the process. Fitzpatrick grabbed the initial advantage through turns three and four, though contact from Maginnis saw him do a complete 360 on the frontstretch.
As everybody got tied up, slowed up behind them, Franklin used the high side to escape contact, coming out with the lead ahead of Wickett, Maginnis, Sheridan, and Fitzpatrick. Maginnis tried to make a charge back forward, getting by Wickett for second on Lap 62, with Chenoweth clearing McFerran a couple laps later for 10th.
Jade Franklin led the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory ahead of Shane Maginnis, Jake Sheridan, J.R. Fitzpatrick, and Blair Wickett. Treyten Lapcevich finished sixth, followed by Shae Gemmell, DJ Kennington, Chris Howse, and Shawn Chenoweth.
Brandon McFerran placed 11th, followed by Josh Stade, Tom Gibbons, Miles Tyson, Mike Westwood, Kyle Steckly, Wally Wilson, Jake Gilbert, David Gallinger, and Jo Lawrence. Dustyn Mombourquette finished 21st, followed by Shawn McGlynn, Brett Rodwell, and Don Reinhart, with Kevin Albers and Mark Ruigrok failing to take the green flag.
Jake Sheridan was presented with the Qwick Wick Fastest Lap Award following the event.
Ken Grubb qualified on pole with a lap of 16.345 seconds ahead of Andy Kamrath (16.360), Roy Wilkie (16.464), Paul Pepper (16.479), and Gerrit Tiemersma (16.480). Gary McLean qualified sixth, followed by Anthony DiBello, Steve Cashmore, Marvin Freiburger, and Justin Collison.
Kamrath grabbed the initial advantage ahead of Grubb, Wilkie, Tiemersma, and DiBello, as Cashmore and Pepper battled for sixth. Pepper got the spot on lap 3, with the caution coming a lap later for Lazary spinning off of turn four.
Kamrath got a good restart to maintain the advantage ahead of Grubb, Wilkie, DiBello, and Tiemersma. The second caution would come out on Lap 12, though, as McLean got loose and spun off of turn four, collecting Gallant and Verberne with him, as Brad Collison spun into the infield.
Kamrath got another good restart with Wilkie up to second ahead of Grubb, Cashmore, and DiBello. The second caution then came out on Lap 23 for Wilkie breaking something in the rear-end, getting into the outside turn one wall and stopping.
Kamrath’s good restarts continued with Grubb back up to second ahead of Cashmore and Freiburger, as Ferriera and DiBello battled for fifth. Ferriera got the spot on Lap 26, bringing Everingham through with him as DiBellow now ran seventh. The third caution then came out on Lap 29 for McLean going around in turn four.
Fourth time a charm for Kamrath as he held serve once again ahead of Grubb, Cashmore, Ferriera, and DiBello. DiBello would then get alongside Ferriera for fourth on Lap 32, but the fifth caution came out for Brad Collison and Burke getting together.
Kamrath escaped once again with the lead, with Cashmore up to second ahead of DiBello. But the yellow flag was then waved for a sixth time, with Lazary spinning on the frontstretch. The restart would see Tiemersma stall on the backstretch, drawing the seventh caution period. It seemed time for quick yellows, with an eighth just a lap later for Lazary going around in turn three.
The restart would see Kamrath get away with the lead once again ahead of Grubb and Ferriera, as trouble struck in the back of the field. Burke would have something let go, laying down fluid going into the first corner, including dropping the driveshaft out of the car in turn two before heading off. Price would hit the fluid first, spinning down into the infield.
The leaders would then enter the corner, unaware of the fluid put down, with the top-five – Kamrath, Grubb, Ferreira, DiBello, and Everingham – all sliding up into the turn one and two wall together. All drivers were able to climb out of their cars under their own power.
Cashmore inherited the lead through escaping the mess, getting a good restart as Boundy and Pepper battled for second. Pepper got the spot on Lap 39, bringing Justin Collison through with him.
Steve Cashmore led the rest of the way en route to winning the 50-lap affair ahead of Paul Pepper, Justin Collison, Paul Boundy, and Marvin Freiburger. Brad Collison finished sixth, followed by Jo Lawrence, Gary McLean, Andrew Ferreira, and Jerry Broom.
Coltin Everingham placed 11th, followed by Donovan Price, Andy Kamrath, Ken Grubb, Anthony DiBello, Tim Burke, Steve Lazary, Gerrit Tiemersma, Dennis Cybalski, Roy Wilkie, Kevin Gallant, and Rick Verberne.
Andy Kamrath was presented with the Qwick Wick Fastest Lap Award following the event.
Will Gibbons set the quickest lap in qualifying at 17.425 seconds ahead of Kevin Bridge (17.58), Samantha Shaw (17.596), Karl Sault (17.764), and Brian Wilson (17.821). Jake Watson qualified sixth, followed by Shawn Taylor, Ryan Edwards-Kiss, Chris Pendlebury, and Mike Brown.
Will Gibbons grabbed the initial lead off the start ahead of Bridge and Shaw, with the caution coming out on Lap 2 for Lewis’ car dying in turn two. The restart was filled with close racing, with Watson turning Wilson, with Wilson going around and keeping it going to stay under the green flag.
Gibbons led the field still with Bridge in second ahead of Shaw and Taylor, as Watson got alongside Pendlebury for fourth ahead of Brown. Watson seemed to have the move made, but Pendlebury was able to pull the crossover in return to make a move back. Meanwhile, Lankin would go around in the turn two for the caution.
Gibbons got a good restart to retain the top spot ahead of Bridge and Shaw, with Taylor and Watson side-by-side for fourth ahead of Pendlebury, as Brown goes for a slide through the grass. Watson got the spot on Lap 12 ahead of Taylor and Pendlebury. The caution then came out on Lap 13 for Brown getting by hooked by Gilmour in turns one and two.
Gibbons got another good restart ahead of Bridge, Shaw, Watson, and Taylor. Sault’s climb continued after accepting the challenge to start from the tail as he got alongside Taylor for fifth on Lap 22, completing the pass a lap later. The clean racing would come to halt once again, with the fourth caution on Lap 26 for Gilmour and Lewis getting together in turns one and two, both going around and collecting Bos with them.
Gibbons got another good restart with Bridge still second, as Shaw and Watson battled for third. Shaw held off the challenge, with Sault up to fifth. Watson would mount another challenge on Shaw for third, but was once again unable to complete the pass. Instead, Sault made his way around Watson to take over fourth. The fifth caution then came out on Lap 34 for Laflamme having the throttle stick, getting into the outside wall off of turn four, sending Thomson through the grass in the process.
While the front row got away on the restart, Shaw would not get going as quickly. This stacked up the infield line, with Watson getting into her, sending her around, collecting Pendlebury in the process. The second attempt was clean with Gibbons getting away again as Sault challenged Bridge for second, but the yellow lights were back on shortly thereafter for Watson spinning Wilson in turn two.
Will Gibbons got a good restart, pacing the field to the checkered with Karl Sault second ahead of Kevin Bridge, Shawn Taylor, and Ryan Edwards-Kiss. Jake Watson finished sixth, followed by Samantha Shaw, Kyle Istead, Rick Spencer-Walt, and Terry Woodley.
Brock Baker placed 11th, followed by Chandler Bos, Brian Wilson, Allan Lankin, Pat MacDonald, Rob Harrison, Rob Welles, Andrew Packer, Jeff Laflamme, and Mike Thomson. Chris Pendlebury failed to finish in 21st, followed by Tyler Lewis, Mike Gilmour, Mike Brown, and Matt Young, while Tyler Moore failed to the take the green flag.
Will Gibbons was presented with the Qwick Wick Fastest Lap Award following the event.
Kris Lawrence initially posted the quickest lap in time trials at 18.973 seconds, but would not pass post-qualifying inspection, seeing his time disallowed and being sent to the b-main. Nic Ramsay would pick up the pole virtue of his lap of 19.144 second ahead of Craig Cole (19.162), Gary Slama (19.266), Gillian Hils (19.359), and Jaden Chapman (19.37). David Rockwood qualified sixth, followed by Rodney Rutherford, Barry Harmer, Marshall Schrenk, and Hailey McNicol.
With so many cars on the property, a 12 lap b-main would be ran to the set the final six cars on the field. The action started from the drop of the green flag, with a caution on the second lap for a stack-up in turns three and four, that resulted in Rick Vankleef around on the frontstretch, collecting Brandon Steele, Cheyenne Charles, and others.
At the same time going into turn two, Steve DeLeeuw would spin Karlie Wilman out of the second spot. Due to her incident being after the yellow flag, Wilman was given the position back for the restart, but headed pit side on the restart with problems.
Matt Langford got the lead on the restart ahead of Ethan Marco, Kris Lawrence, and Jordan Morris. Lawrence would get alongside Marco for second on Lap 2, completing the pass a lap later, bringing Morris through with him. Marco now ran fourth as DeLeeuw and Langford battled for fifth. Langford got the spot, passing Marco on Lap 9 to move into fourth.
Kris Lawrence scored the victory, followed by Jordan Morris, Matt Langford, Phil Givens, Nathan Rhea, and Steve DeLeeuw. Len Streritt was the first car to not qualify in seventh, followed by Ethan Marco, Carson Nagy, Connor Ellis, Brandon Steele, Austyn Jennett, Reuben Fluit, Cheyenne Charles, Scott Simpson, Rick VanKleef, and Karlie Wilman.
The main event did not start off much cleaner, with Morris tagging Doug Wilman on the opening lap, collecting Reece Bourgeois in the process, ending her day as she stopped on the frontstretch.
Nic Ramsay led off the restart ahead of Craig Cole, Gary Slama, Gillian Hils, and Jaden Chapman. Meanwhile, deep in the field, Mark Lamond would go around on the backstretch, courtesy of contact from Wilman.
At the front of the field as they weaved through lap traffic, Cole would make his move for the lead, getting alongside Ramsay for the top spot on Lap 12, and passing him a lap later as Slama ran third. Lawrence continued his climb, getting by Rockwood to move into fifth. He would then make his move on Hils, tagging the back of her as they tried to lap Ed Peterson. She’d get real sideways, ultimately fading back through the field to the back end of the top-10.
Rockwood would take back fourth in the process, with Chapman up to fifth ahead of Lawrence and Glavin. Meanwhile, Jennifer Hatch pulled into the infield done for the day on Lap 27.
At the front, Cole continued to lead, with Slama able to get alongside Ramsay for second as they continued their way through traffic. The move worked out, as he took over the runner-up position on Lap 30, as Rockwood ran fourth ahead of Lawrence.
Craig Cole held on the rest of the way to score the victory, with Nic Ramsay passing Gary Slama with four laps to go for second. David Rockwood and Kris Lawrence rounded out the top-five ahead of Jaden Chapman, Darren Glavin, Jordan Morris, Rodney Rutherford, and Hailey McNicol.
Gillian Hils finished 11th, followed by Matt Langford, Barry Harmer, Kris Khan, Kyle Lucas, Bobby Mercer, Phil Givens, Andrew Castelein, Andrew Shilling, and Connor Parkes. Mark Dennis placed 21st, followed by Nathan Rhea, Matt Lamond, Doug Wilman, Marshal Schrenk, Steve DeLeeuw, Ed Peterson, Willow Barberstock, Jennifer Hatch, and Reece Bourgeois.
Craig Cole also took home a bonus post-race, presented with the Qwick Wick Fastest Lap Award.
Canadian Vintage Modifieds
Unfortunately, rain would begin to fall, preventing them from running their 30-lap feature as initially scheduled. Rick Willigar had laid down the quickest lap in time trials with a lap of 16.433 seconds ahead of Jerrid Morphy (16.465), Quinton Murdoch (16.634), David Elliott (16.662), and Rodney Rutherford (16.768).
Amanda Stoner was given the Qwick Wick bonus following the event.
The racing was live broadcast on GForce TV with a live replay available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyEMAtwZ44g. It was also carried live over the radio on Race Time Radio.
Petal Power also filmed the races, which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6fAn1rLsk_0FWitF4dpApw.
There is still one event on the calendar, with the Halloween Enduro scheduled for October 17.
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By: Ashley McCubbin