PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (September 3, 2018) – Tonawanda, NY’s Matt Farnham took full advantage of re-drawing the pole and led all 20 laps to score victory in his first career start with the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com on Sunday night at Humberstone Speedway. The win adds Farnham’s name to the Action Sprint Tour record books as the fifth different winner in series history and the first American driver to claim a win. The win is even more remarkable considering the Empire State driver is normally a 358 Modified driver at Ransomville Speedway and not regular Sprint Car pilot.
“I’ve had experience at Humberstone in the Sportsman and I cannot thank Trey Hoddick, Scott Kreutter and my crew enough for this opportunity,” Farnham said in Victory Lane.
Farnham and the “Beamsville Bullet” Paul Klager bring the 15-car field to the green flag after both drivers declined the Durnin Motors Front Row Challenge and the chance to earn a bonus $500 if either could win from the 12th starting spot.
Farnham grabbed the early lead with Aaron Turkey and Shone Evans battling side-by-side for third over the opening laps. Evans eventually emerged with the spot. While Farnham had opened an early advantage, he got off the top of the racing surface in turn two with eight laps to go, allowing Klager to reel in the point man.
A lap 13 restart following a Trevor Young spin in turn two saw Farnham re-establish his advantage up front while Klaher, Evans, Turkey and Josh Hansen raced inside the top-five. Farnham went on to lead the remainder of the race to complete the win in his first career tour start. Paul Klager earned a season-best runner-up finish while Shone Evans rounded out the podium. Turkey and Hansen completed the top-five.
Shone Evans’ third-place finish added two points to his lead over Aaron Turkey in the championship standings entering Friday’s tour finale. The gap stands at just eight points prior to the deciding race, meaning Turkey is still very much alive in the chase for the crown.
The Action Sprint Tour completes its inaugural season this coming Friday on September 7 when it will crown the first champion at Ohsweken Speedway. Race time is 7:00pm. Additional event information is available at www.ohswekenspeedway.ca..
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About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series is racing its inaugural season in 2018 and will run 10 races at 5 different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totaling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Series official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.
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