PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 15, 2018)- Coming into the weekend, its unlikely that Noah Korner had ever heard of Kawartha or Peterborough Speedways, but after his stellar performance at the inaugural running of the Canadian Legend Car Asphalt Nationals presented by Trailers Plus, the Bloomfield, Connecticut native will never forget his maiden racing voyage on Canadian soil.
Starting alongside fellow U.S. invader Alex McCollum on the front row, Korner set off into battle. After a quick yellow flag called-off the initial start, Korner and Nick Ledson – who was making his second start of the weekend in Jeff Drimmie’s #44 machine – took control of things, while McCollum slipped to seventh. The lead duo was joined by Matt Haufe in a three-car breakaway, with Korner taking a six car length advantage and Haufe moving into second by lap 16. A caution for a first turn issue a lap later gave everyone a chance to catch their breath and regroup for the second half of the race.
A hard-charging Dave Riopelle had moved into fifth on lap 20, but a red flag caused by Cole McFadden’s untimely fireball that started with a smoking engine created a lengthy delay for track clean-up. With Ledson looking for the lead after the restart, a final yellow flag – with just a couple of laps remaining – slowed the pace. Korner, who had led from the drop of the green picked-up his second straight weekend win. Nick Ledson, McCollum, Haufe and Cole Ledson rounded-out the top five.
Riopelle, Joshua Indig, Joe Adams, Parker Traves, Mark Griffin, Terry McClelland, Paul Pierik, Dawson Drimmie, Luke Atkins, Rick Eades, Howard Bentley, Jeff Forsey, Cole McFadden, Andrew Massey, Shane Pollack, Cory Richardson, Don Arnott and Hayden Brown completed the finishing order.
Friday, July 13th at Kawartha Downs & Speedway, Korner picked-up the opening round win over Haufe, Nick Ledson, McCollum, Riopelle, Adams, Cole Ledson, Indig, McFadden, McClelland, Traves, Atkins, Griffin, Eades, Pollock, Arnott, Forsey, Bentley, Tiffany Vanderbelt, Drimmie and Massey.
All feature event finishes are unofficial and subject to scoring review and confirmation.
Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series notebook: A number of drivers were playing musical chairs during the Canadian Legend Car Asphalt Nationals. Nick Ledson was running Jeff Drimmie’s #44 machine, while his brother Cole took a turn in Matt Haufe’s #88. Haufe ran the #57 of Kevin Foisy…The series returns to action Saturday, July 28th at Peterborough Speedway.
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Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media