In the September 12th edition of Spencer Lewis’ Short Track Notebook, we speak with NCATS Rookie of the Year contender Alex Guenette and OSCAAR President Dave Gainforth, and update you on 14-year old Mini Stock sensation Brandon McFerran, former Delaware Speedway champion Mark Watson and Delaware Speedway Super Stock regular Jordan Lawrence.
Former Great Canadian 200 winner Mark Watson has confirmed his intentions to enter Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic. ‘The St. Thomas Express’ joins fellow GCR winner Matt Pritiko in a growing field for the 113-lap Pro Late Model contest. Watson is no stranger to Peterborough competition, logging a podium finish in the 2011 edition of ‘the Classic’. Watson’s entry will enjoy backing from Ron O’Brien RE/MAX, Huron Tractor and Dave Moore Fuels. For additional entries and updated news surrounding the October 11th, 12th and 13th event, follow @PTBOColours on Twitter.
Delaware Speedway Super Stock regular Jordan Lawrence will join the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series in their final event of the 2013 season on October 5th as part of Flamboro Speedway’s Oktoberfest Classic. Lawrence (above, by Thompson Photography) will join fellow Delaware regular Darrell Lake, LOSC point leader Shawn McGlynn, rising star Jake Ott and the rest of the tour for the 100-lap season finale. Lawrence will carry sponsorship from Jennifer Truppe Royal Lepage Real Estate, Wilcon Construction, Savanah Farms Trucking and JBM Auto Leasing. Gate times and ticket prices for the Oktoberfest Classic can be found at www.FlamboroSpeedway.net
OSCAAR president Dave Gainforth recently took the time to sit down with us and discuss this weekend’s (September 14th & 15th) Rick Woolner Memorial at Varney Speedway Motorplex. The Crown Jewel for Ontario’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Gainforth explains the event’s new 2-day format and its title as the richest event in OSCAAR Modified Tour history. The interview can be found here, while gate times and ticket prices can be found at www.VarneySpeedwayMotorplex.com
We caught up with NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year contender Alex Guenette post-race at last Sunday’s (September 8th) Hudco Electric 300 at Barrie Speedway. Guenette (above, by Greg MacPherson) spoke about his top-5 finish in his first career Barrie appearance, his last lap altercation with veteran Ron Beauchamp Jr., his ROTY-caliber season and his future endeavors involving the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Click here for the interview.
14-year old third-generation standout ‘The Astronaut’ Brandon McFerran has filed his entry to be a part of the Mini Stock portion of Barrie Speedway’s Garry Reynolds Memorial on September 21st. The Acton, ON-based driver has earned a trio of victories at Sunset Speedway in 2013, and has been heralded by a number of industry insiders as one of the division’s brightest young stars. McFerran (above, by Thompson Photography) joins Sauble Speedway front-runner Kevin Bridge, BSW title contenders Doug Butler and Mike Gettliffe and former Barrie champions Charlie Smith and Will Davies on the growing entry list. Follow ‘The Astronaut’ on Twitter @BrandonMcFerran, as he prepares his Peter D. Laird Transport-backed entry for his first career Barrie Speedway start.
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