Stroud, ON (July 10, 2017)- After running into issues in the first feature, Rick Spencer-Walt rebounded for a top-five in the second 35-lap event.
Starting on pole for the first feature, he dropped back to second on the start. The third lap did not play out fairly, as contact from another competitor resulted in a broken suspension part, sending Spencer-Walt behind the wall and out of contention.
With the repairs made, Spencer-Walt started the second feature from the rear of the field in 18th. He would miss a pair of wrecks on the first two attempts to start the event, allowing him to move up three spots to 15th. On the restart, he got by Paul Maltese to move up to 14th, followed by missing a spinning car for the third caution at Lap 5 to move up to 13th.
Restarting just outside of the top-10, he made his way up to ninth, followed by going three-wide with Brittney Gresel and Thayne Hallyburton for eighth at the halfway mark. It worked out in his favor, as he was able to clear both for the position over the next two laps. He then moved up another spot to seventh when a fellow competitor headed down pit road on Lap 19 with a problem just before the fourth caution.
Restarting inside the top-10 this time, he continued to move forward, making his way up to fifth by Lap 22. Spencer-Walt would then take Taylor Holdaway and Chris Morrow three-wide at Lap 28, completing the pass to take the third spot. Though as he completed the pass, the caution flew for Latimer stopping in turns three and four with a problem; as a result, he would have to restart fourth.
Restarting fourth, he battled side-by-side with Morrow for the third position, clearing him with four laps to go. He was able to track down Gord Shepherd for second, and get alongside him on the last lap, but unable to complete the pass as he crossed the line in third.
The top-five continues to add to this season’s results, though, marking the eighth podium finish in 15 features this season.
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