August 31, 2013- Track titles and bragging rights were on the line this past Saturday at “The BOS” in all division plus the final points in the first ever Ogilvie’s Auto and Fleet Triple Crown for the 358 Modified and Sportsman divisions.
The Modifieds were set for 50 laps of racing and with the heads up start format, Lee Ladouceur and Jeff Sykes led the field to Gary Vandermeer’s green flag.
Sykes was able to use the outside groove to take the lead away as Ladouceur, Danny O’Brien, Brian McDonald and Pat O’Brien completed the top five spots. Sykes was on rails in the opening laps as he held a six car length lead, working the outside lane to perfection until the first caution flew on lap 12 for defending track champion Kyle Dingwall’s spin in Turn 4.
When the green flew Sykes continued his great run with Danny O’Brien, Brian McDonald, Pat O’Brien and Jason Riddell making up the top five.
Danny O’Brien was in pursuit of the lead on lap 20 as Sykes began to enter into lapped traffic. Five laps later, O’Brien used a slick move in Turn 3 to take away the spot using the bottom side of the speedway.
On lap 28 the yellow flew for Luke Stewart who slowed with a flat tire. On the restart O’Brien took command of the lead, but behind him Lee Gill was having quite an adventure.
After a near flip in his heat put him 15th on the starting grid, Gill tried at will to keep pace with his championship rival. After surviving contact with the wall and dodging several race cars along the way Gill was able to break into the top five by lap 30.
On lap 36 the yellow flew again for Joe Banks who spun off Turns 1 and 2.
When the green flew, Danny O’Brien had the fastest car on the track and despite two late race cautions, O’Brien would cruise on the his sixth win of the year and clinch the Ogilvie’s Auto and Fleet 358 Modified Triple Crown with older brother Pat O’Brien coming home second. Lee Gill came home third, sealing up his fifth career track championship. Jeff Sykes and Bobby Herrington rounded out the top five.
In the Sportsman portion of the Ogilvie’s Auto and Fleet Triple Crown Shane Pecore and Doug O’Blenis started on the front row with O’Blenis getting the early lead into Turn 1. O’Blenis would lead the opening four laps until defending track champion Chris Herbison took control of the race and would open up a full straightaway by lap 10.
On lap 13 Tristan Draper spun off of Turn 3 bringin out the yellow.
When the green flew Herbison was able to keep the top spot but Jon Mills, Dylan Evoy, Shane Pecore and Ryan Poole were starting to make a run. Mills was fresh off a win last week and was working on Herbison but the defending track champion stepped up the pace and pulled away from Mills by the halfway point.
With Herbison well out in front of the field the best battle on the race track was for the second spot as Dylan Evoy tried several attempts to get by Mills as they put on a great side by side battle over the next 10 laps.
On lap 28, Tristan Draper spun in Turn 2, and on the restart, Herbison had clearly the fastest car on the race track as he pulled away from the field with Mills, Evoy, Shane Pecore and Steve Barber charging hard in the top five.
Chris Herbison has had a season of struggles but he put it all together on this night scoring his second win of the season and in the process wrapped up the Ogilvie’s Auto and Fleet Sportsman Triple Crown.
Mills settled for second with Dylan Evoy third, Shane Pecore locked up the title by taking the green flag and closed out the year with a fourth place run. Jonathan Ferguson rounded out the top five.
The Rookie Sportsman were set to close out their season as Scott McGill and Riley Gill led the field into Turn 1 with Gill taking the top spot away. Gill has been turning heads as of late, and fresh off a Rookie Sportsman win the night before at Can Am, was looking to add his first Brockville win as he dominated the opening laps.
On Lap 6 the yellow flew for Jamie Young, who spun after contact with Richard Raison. On the restart Gill continued to lead but Jasmine David was starting to put the pressure on. David made several attempts at the lead as the laps wound down but Gill was able to hold off all challenges.
On Lap 11 however, Gill’s great run came to an end as he slid off Turn 2, handing the lead to Jasmine David.
From there on it was no contest, as Jasmine David closed out a great rookie season by taking her second win of the year by a full straightaway. Richard Raison came home second with Chris Bakker finishing third and in the process claimed the Rookie Sportsman title. Scott McGill and Riley Gill rounded out the top five.
The Street Stocks were ready to go and the points battle took a major turn before the start of the race.
Alex Gagnon came into the night four points behind Kevin Fetterly Jr., but after problems in the heat event Alex Gagnon’s run at the title was over with.
At the start of the 15 lap event, newcomer Troy Sharp took control of the race and would early on with Danny Mocibob, Darrick Eaton, Travis Andrews, and Rookie Pascal Racette completing the top five early on.
At the halfway point Racette was on the move looking for his second win of the season and wasted no time grabbing the lead from Sharp. Two laps later Troy Sharp would make contact with an infield tire ending his best run of the season.
Racette however was having his own battle with Kevin Fetterly Jr., for the win as the laps clicked off. The top two raced nose to tail through the final four laps but Pascal Racette was not to be denied as he scored his second win of the year over Fetterly, who secured his fourth straight track title. Travis Andrews, John Gifford, and Darrick Eaton rounded out the top five.
The ever exciting Rookie division was set to go and Randy Massey wasted no time jumping out into the lead over pole sitter Cody McEroy. Massey would hold the top spot until Lap 3 when Marc Matthais brought out the yellow after a spin in Turn 3.
On the restart Joe McNichols was able to work through traffic and take the lead away but points leader Quincy Roberts was right behind him in the second spot. The top had a great battle for the lead battling in and out of traffic all race long. In the end it was McNichols out lasting Roberts for his thind win of the year with Roberts coming home second and claiming his first Rookie track title. Corbin Miller finished third with newcomer Trevor Hartwick finishing fourth in his first start at Brockville and Josh Kirkland rounded out the top five.
The regular season is in the record books but the racing action is not finished yet as the annual Monster Enduro will be set to go in two weeks on Sunday September 15th. Racing begins at 2pm.
358 Modified: DANNY O’BRIEN, Pat O’Brien, Lee Gill, Jeff Sykes, Bobby Herrington, Stephane Lafrance, Brian McDonald, Tim O’Brien, Ryan Arbuthnot, Bryan Rogers, John Mulder, Luke Stewart, Joe Banks, Roger Levesque, Steve Bilow, Dave Austin, Kyle Dingwall, Lee Ladouceur, Jason Riddell, Andy Lloyd, Adam Moore, Kyle Wilson
Sportsman: CHRIS HERBISON, Jon Mills, Dylan Evoy, Shane Pecore, Jonathan Ferguson, Jessica Power, Steve Barber, Ryan Poole, Kenny Polite, Dana Aikins, Sheldon Hoogwerf, Jason Shipclark, Brian Copp, Doug O’Blenis, Aaron Pugh, Bruce Makinson, Thomas Cook, Tristan Draper, Kevan Bennett, Jason Cummings, Tabatha Murphy
Rookie Sportsman: JASMINE DAVID, Richard Raison, Chris Bakker, Scott McGill, Riley Gill, Jamie Young
Street Stock: PASCAL RACETTE, Kevin Fetterly Jr., Travis Andrews, John Gifford, Darrick Eaton, Steve Kearney, Brock Cullen, Danny Mocibob, Troy Sharpe, Perry Comeau, Alex Gagnon, Selena Simzer
Rookie: JOE MCNICHOLS, Quincy Roberts, Corbin Miller, Trevor Hartwick, Josh Kirkland, Randy Massey, Colin Tracey, Samantha Henderson, Marc Matthais, Cody McEroy, Tyson Slinger,Moise Page, Geneva Sheffield, Michael Dillon
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