Merlin, ON (July 312, 2017)- “I’m very proud of myself,” an out of breath Kyle Gill #87 said after winning his third Auto Tech Sales and Service Bomber Feature. Gill, had to leave the track during the Feature due to a flat tire and returned to the race starting at the back of the pack. Gill maneuvered his way around the track cars and drove hard into the corners to impressively take the lead and drive right into the Winners Circle to meet his excited Grandmother.
Gill thanked all of his family, friends, fans and sponsors for helping him every week. Carter Pickering #23 came in second place and Chuck Stuart #9 came in third.
Tyler Lozon #66 drove an incredible Sun Parlour and Trailer Sport Stock Feature race. Managing to pass the race leader Brad Bloomfield #11 at lap 6. Bloomfield #11 who placed second Saturday night and was the Len Bryden Memorial Feature Winner last Saturday was hot on his tracks. Bloomfield said he “was happy to have won last weeks memorial race, it wasn’t easy as he lost his power steering with six laps to go”. Bloomfield thanked his fans, track promoters Garry and Sherry and all of his sponsors for letting him do what he loves every Saturday night.
After catching his breath, an excited Lozon said: “ that’s the driest track I’ve ever raced on. It came down to just using your head”.
Lozon said he was nervous about the extreme changes to the cars setup he and his crew had made Friday night. The changes paid off, as Lozon was in a lone race for the last four laps of the feature. He thanked his crew, sponsors and fans for all of their support. Before leaving to celebrate, Lozon said with emotion in his voice, “there’s a little girl out here who is sick “, referring to Lilly Broad who is suffering from Turners Syndrome. “I’d like to donate all of my winnings to her.”
Willie Vyse #2 came in third place.
Joey Brousseau #47B was the Brian Outhouse Memorial Schinkels Modified Feature Winner.
Surrounded by a large group of supporters a happy Brousseau said, “ We had a good car. We didn’t adjust for this track but we will take this win”. Brousseau drove an impressive race driving hard into the corners to pass the race traffic and right into the Winners Circle. He thanked all of his sponsors, fans and supporters for cheering him on every week.
Brian Speelman #22s brought home second place. Mark Glassford #90 who began the Feature in the tenth position drove an incredible race to bring home third place.
“Daddy Win! My Daddy Win!” an excited three year old Hayden Ross said after his father, Chris Ross 18R, won the Gord Dewael Memorial West Side Performance Plus Late Model Feature Race.
Ross was met in the Winners Circle with Dewael’s sisters and nephew Chris who said “this win was very special, Uncle Gord drove for Garry and we’re glad to see Chris win it.”
Ross, who drove a very patient race, started the race sixth. He waited until Lap 16 to make his move and impressively overtake the race leader, Brad McLeod #11.
“Last time I ran this race I broke a shock with four laps left, I think Gordie was looking out for me”.
Ross, who had a half lap lead on his opponents, said his car just kept “getting better and better with every lap”. He thanked his family, sponsors and fans for all of their support. McLeod, drove an incredible race from start to finish and battled hard with Gregg Haskell RH 21 who finished third.
It was a celebration of friends after the Cory Schives Memeorial Chatham Pro Shop Memorial Mini Mod Feature Race.
Marshall Hereygers #31 celebrated his first place feature win on the hood of his car with fellow racer Jeff Schives #98. Schives presented Hereygers with his brother’s memorial trophy.
“It’s a good group of guys to race with, I’m glad to see Hereygers win it”, he said.
Schives who placed fifth in the feature has had a tough year with mechanical issues with his car, but is hopeful he and his crew have finally figured everything out.
“This checkers for you Lilly”, a beaming Hereygers yelled to his Niece. “It was an awesome race. I was nervous with Tim (MacKenzie #81M) on me. I’d just like to thank all of my sponsors, fans and everyone who helped Lilly out and help with her fundraiser tonight”.
Tim MacKenzie who drove hard and challenged Hereygers the entire race brought home second and Dylan Wolters #54 brought home third.
A special mention goes out to the O’Leary Race Team. Tate and Caleb did an amazing job Saturday night bringing together the South Buxton Racing Community to raise money for Lilly Broad who will undergo a lifetime of treatment for Turners Syndrome.