BROCKVILLE, ON – It was another great night of racing at “The BOS” and with the Patriot Sprint Tour on hand for the second time, it was sure to be an exciting night.
The Patriot Sprint Tour rolled out onto the speedwayand Dain Naida was the class of the field in the early going. On Lap 3, the first yellow flag flew as Paul Pekkonen broke a front end in turn 3.The green returned and Naida stayed in the top spot and started to pull away from the rest of the field with Jamie Collard and Lee Ladouceur giving chase. On lap 8 Kyle Fraser slowed to a stop on the back stretch. On the frontstretch, under yellow, Keith Dempster and April Wilson made contact, sending Wilson upside down. Wilson was able to walk away, however the car was heavily damaged. On the restart Justin Barger was the man on the move. After starting 10th he made his move to the top side and grabbed the lead on lap 11 from Naida off of turn 4. Barger was on a rail on this night and despite two late race cautions and a hard charging Naida, Barger pulled out to a straightaway lead for his 3rd win of the season with Alain Bergeron, Jared Zimbardi and Lee Ladouceur rounding out the top five.
The 358 Modifieds were set for battle and it became a classic battle between two of the best in track history. Lee Gill Started in the fifth spot and was able to work his way to the lead by lap 5 from early pace setter John Mulder. Danny O’Brien was looking to save what has been a season of struggles as he worked his way to the second spot just before the halfway point. From there Gill and O’Brien put on a great show for the fans.Both drivers worked the top side of the speedway until lapped traffic came into play with 10-to-go. This allowed Dale Planck, the pointsleader, to work his way into the third spot and immediately chase down the top two drivers. Gill was able to work through the traffic perfectly and pull away by four car lengths for his third win of the season over Danny O’Brien, Planck, Bryan Rogers, and five-time track champion Pat O’Brien.
The Sportsman division saw a pair of lady drivers battle for the top spot in the early going. Tabatha Murphy jumped out to the early race lead and would hold off Kenny Polite for the top spot. Jessica Power started in sixth and made her way forward as well. On lap 6 Power made the move, taking the lead away and opening up a sizeable advantage on the rest of the field. Dylan Evoy was on the move on this night. After starting 16th he used the top side of the speedway and moved through the field quickly to grab the lead from Power down the front stretch. Evoy was looking to keep his great season going as he pulled out to a full straightaway lead just past the halfway point. Chris Herbison the defending track championwas also charging forward and made it to second with just ten laps remaining. However Evoy was just too strong, as he sailed home for his sixth win and second in a row in 2012. Jessica Power came home third with Steve Barber and Kenny Polite rounding out the top five.
In Street Stock action Alex Gagnon has had nothing go right for him at Brockville in 2012. With handling and motor issues, Gagnon needed a good run to get some confidence back. After starting on the outside pole he grabbed the lead early on with Barry Baker, Travis Andrews, Derrick Eaton and Kevin Fetterly Jr., rounding out the top five. With the race going 15 laps caution free and Alex Gagnon having the fastest car on the track, nobody was going to stop him en route to his first win since July 10 of the 2010 season with Guy Regimbald coming home second, Nick Gauvreau, Kevin Fetterly Jr., and Travis Andrews rounding out the top five.
In the Rookie division, Ron Day was on a mission on this night. He started on the pole and quickly pulled out to a commanding lead. Ron Day has gone winless in three years and was poised to make a run at career win Number Two, but Chris James had other ideas. James was able to run down the leader and grab the lead on lap eight. With James out in front Day was left to battle with Dwight Feltham, Quincy Roberts, and Michael Blais. With three laps left, heading into turn 3 James drove into the turn too hard and spun off the speedway. On the final restart Day was able to hold off Feltham and a last corner charge by John Stanley to record the popular win with Feltham Roberts and Blais rounding out the top five.
Patriot Sprints: JUSTIN BARGER, Dain Naida, Alain Bergeron, Jared Zimbardi, LeeLadouceur, Scott Kreutter, Devin Caron, Rick Wilson, Keith Dempster,Kyle Fraser, Tyler Rand, Dave Wickham, Jamie Collard, Steve Hutchinson,Chris Durand, April Wilson, Paul Pekkonen, Chris Jones.
358 Modified: LEE GILL, Danny O’Brien, Dale Planck, Bryan Rogers, Pat O’Brien, BrianMcDonald, Matt Billings, Bobby Herrington, Kyle Dingwall, John Mulder,Andy Lloyd, Joe Banks, Jeff Ciglch, Tim O’Brien, Steve Bilow, JasonRiddell, (DNS) Stephane Lafrance
Sportsman: DYLAN EVOY, Chris Herbison, Jessica Power, Steve Barber, Kenny Polite,Bruce Makinson, Dana Aikins, Ryan Poole, Mitch Primeau, Tababtha Murphy,Ryan Arbuthnot, Sheldon Hoogwerf, Doug O’Blenis, Jonathan Ferguson,Jason Shipclark, Jason Shipclark, Jason Cummings, Kevan Bennett, RichardRaison, Brian Comeau, John Mills, Chris Bakker
Street Stock: ALEX GAGNON, Guy Regimbald, Nick Gauvreau, Travis Andrews, Brock Cullen,John Gifford, Derrick Eaton, Danny Mocibob, Barry Baker, JordanFerguson, Jamie Murphy
Rookies: RON DAY, John Stanley, Dwight Feltham, Quincy Roberts, Michael Blais,Scott McGill, Terry Hough, Chris Bakker, Samantha Henderson, TysonSlinger, Shawn Bauder, Tim Rhoden, Eric Snyder, Richard Bartholomew,Chris James, Kurtis Day, Josh Kirkland, Brandon Henderson, Colin Tracey,Randy Massey
From Paul Kirkland / BOS