Tillsonburg Outlaws Report for September 4, 2012

Tillsonburg Outlaws Report for September 4, 2012

Written by  on Thursday, 06 September 2012 12:07

TILLSONBURG, ON - At this point in the season most of the drivers have their acts together making for some almost caution free nights.

As usual, up first were the Beginners, with three different drivers scoring wins in the three races. Nick Sheridan/Mt Brydges (#45) took first overall with one win. # 8 Tristan McClay/Burgessville won the last of the three races for second overall and # 5 Tom Pellizzari/Tillsonburg won the sprint and took third this week. Interestingly, the group times were a little slow in the sprint but by the final main they were fast enough to fit into the Juniors.

The dynamics of the Junior division as evolved somewhat in the summer series and this change was evident last night. # 24 John McClay/Dorchester has struggled with a loose handling kart all season but after some setup changes and a little coaching, he may have his woes behind him. The light seemed to come on when the race leader got underneath McClay who had been running the line of his choice with clear track, but not turning very consistant laps. Once forced to take a higher line, McClay was able to run with the fastest drivers, but as soon as he dropped down to his usual line, the leaders disappeared.

With that new bit of knowledge, McClay was soon running the fast line around the track which meant the usual line taken by the fastest drivers was being used and if you want to go around someone you have to drive an alternative line. That made for some great race action amongst the whole group as each driver struggled for every inch they earned. # 52 Jacob Sheridan/Mt Brydges took both mains and first overall with # 66 Colby Bennett/Pt Dover winning the sprint and grabbing 2nd overall. The race for 3rd was really close as #0j Johnny Miller/ Ohsweken managed to beat out #55s Scott Hall/Wilsonville who finished 4th.

The Senior division battle rages on as the Top 4 drivers are all in a postion to take it all in the Summer Series. But wait, there is a game changer that showed up this week. # 26 Katherine Summers discovered the fast way around the track and was mixing it up with the leaders all night. Add to that # 92 Austin Giles putting in some quick laps which made for a group that was anyone’s win at stages throughout. How close was it? Overall winner Kate Courtnage (#39) never won a race all night. Winner of the final main was 87x Brad Perrott who was only a point behind in second overall. # 26 Katherine Summers won the sprint and was just another point off putting her in third overall. Without the computer scoring, at nights end, no one is really sure who took the overall. Great racing!

The black #19 of Cody Coburn/Mt Brydges was able to put together two wins and a 3rd in qualifying to take the nights overall. That jumps him solidly into 3rd for the series as he sets his sights on #1 Holly Porter who took second for the night and is in the same spot for the series. Finishing 3rd was series leader #34 Scott Chesterman, who had some mechanical issues in the final but managed enough laps to salvage some points.

Next race at Chesterman Power Products, Just West of Tillsonburg Sept. 11 2011

From Dave Chesterman / Chesterman Power Products

Last modified on Thursday, 06 September 2012 12:16
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