Inside Track contributor Spencer Lewis has compiled his Short Track Rundown for the weekend of July 19th & 20th, featuring results from across the province.
Former Super Stock standout Stephen Richmond earned his first career Late Model feature win on Friday night, after slipping past Rookie of the Year contender Steve Marche on lap-8. Delaware veteran Doug Stewart finished in the runner-up position, with Mat Box completing the top-3.
In the Delaware Truck division, rising star Brady Smith took advantage of point leader Gary Adriaensen’s poor fortune, passing Adriaensen after the latter suffered contact from another competitor, and holding on for the feature victory.
Point leader Gord ‘The Smoke’ Shepherd earned his 7th feature win of the season on July 20th, capturing the first of twin Ltd. Late Model features to further extend his point lead. In the nightcap, ‘Hometown’ Mike Brown utilized a back-up car provided by notable chassis expert Peter Schotanus, to invade victory lane only 2 weeks after destroying his primary chassis in a hard wreck in turn-3.
Championship contender Darryl St. Onge was once again the class of the field in the Thunder Car division, retaining his spot atop the weekly point standings with a July 20th feature win. Former champion Dave Doucette settled for the runner-up position, while defending champion Rick Walt, sophomore sensation Travis Hallyburton and rookie Bryan Penny completed the top-5.
The evening’s Pure Stock feature went to Singhampton, ON veteran Dean Curry, with championship contenders Doug Butler and ‘The Valet’ Mike Gettliffe rounding out the podium.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Multi-time CTMP champion Kyle ‘Wheely’ Donaldson captured the penultimate event of the 2013 season for the Ltd. Late Model division, charging from a 4th place starting position to take over the point position on lap-6. The Queensville, ON veteran held off a hard-charging Linc Brown and Darren Kearnan to earn the trip to victory lane.
Dwight Brown won his 4th straight Techtonix Open Wheel Modified division victory, while Peterborough Speedway regular Danny Benedict won the Pure Stock feature.
Personable veteran Steve Foster won his first career Ltd. Late Model event on July 20th, July 13th winner Cory Horner finished 2nd and point leader Craig Graham completed the top-3.
Former Autumn Colours Classic champion Donny Beatty earned another victory in the Thunder Car division, holding off 2012 Kawartha titlist Matt Spence and Andy Ford – subbing for an absent Dan Price – for the honour.
Griffin Powell won the evening’s entry-level Four Fun division feature.
Defending Ltd. Late Model champion Scott McTeer won his 4th feature of the season this past Saturday, slipping past early-season point leader Jason Parker for the victory. Sophomore ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Freiburger, Tyler Williams and Josh Stade completed the top-5.
Jake Zevenburgen won the Street Stock A-Main, William Gibbons won the 4-Cylinder contest.
Jason ‘Bam Bam’ Witty continued his incredible early-season surge through the Sunset Ltd. Late Model division on July 20th, working towards his division-leading 4th victory of 2013. The Queensville, ON driver led every lap of competition, followed by 7-time champion ‘Mr. Excitement’ Chris Morrow, point leader Mike ‘Lights Out’ Bentley, Sean Grosman and Andy Kamrath.
Randy ‘The Rocket’ Rusnell utilized a last-lap, last-corner pass on leader Dan Archibald to claim yet another Super Stock division win. The triumph further pads the expanding point lead that Rusnell has enjoyed all season long. Archibald held on for second, with third-generation star Lane Zardo, Paul Geniole Jr. and Paul Maltese completing the top-5.
14-year old rising star Brandon McFerran won the night’s Mini Stock affair, leading Billy Schwartzenburg and Eric Yorke to the checkered flag in the 25-lap nightcap.
Lucas Oil TQ Can-Am Midgets
Mississauga, ON’s Mack Deman ratcheted his 4th win in 6 starts in TQ Can-Am Midget competition. This week, the club hit Barrie Speedway, and Deman made himself right at home among the tight confines. James Gray and teammate Adrian Stahle followed the former Karting standout to the finish.
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