Saturday night at South Buxton was the 4th Annual Alumni Inductees with: Burt McColl, Bill Wolters, Curtis Coulter, Jack Burke, Alan Arseneault, Mitch Atkinson and Bob McIlroy all being honoured.
The Auto Tech Sales and Service Bomber feature allowed Matt Wilson #42 to prove that hard work truly does payoff. After working two weeks to fix the damage from opening night, Wilson with help from his two brothers, suggestions and support from his Uncle Dave, was able to take home a first place feature win. Wilson’s win was not easy, as he had to battle both second place finisher Chuck Stuart #9 and third place finisher Carter Pickering #23 who were always in hot pursuit.
Tyler Lozon #66 celebrated his Sun Parlour Trailors Sport Stock feature win in the winners circle with his two biggest fans, children Brooklyn and Tucker. Lozon, who thanked all of the fans, sponsors, crew and gave special thanks to his grandparents had this to say about racing: “It’s a good sport, as long as you respect each‐other there should be no damage”. May 13th feature winner Dorris Lajeunesse #38 claimed the second position and Brad Bloomfield # 11 took home third.
Mark Glassford #90 drove three hours from Goderich to be the Schinkels Gourmet Meat Modified feature winner. He thanked for his Crew Chief – Foxy Roxy for pulling his starting position. Glassford said he: “Ran like a scared rabbit” while trying to keep ahead of Brad McLeod #43 and Mario Toniolo #14. McLeod and Toniolo were a constant threat to his first place position. After narrowly avoiding many cautions in the race Glassford thanked his fans, crew and family for all of their support. The second place finish went to: 47B Joey Brosseau and Toniolo took home third.
During the Chatham Pro Shop Mini mod feature, back up driver for the #81M car Chris Ross drove a controlled and deliberate race as he maneuvered around the track. He fought off Randy McKinlay #14 and for the majority of the race were neck and neck. Marshall Hereygers #31 who started the feature in the middle of the pack managed to quietly and patiently move himself throughout the race right into the number one position. He thanked his crew and family for the fine tune adjustments that were made to the car making him the feature winner. Hereygers also mentioned that his cars paint scheme is a replica of his Fathers 1995 championship car paint scheme. Andrew Pfahler #7X who also began the feature mid pack, managed to avoid caution and beat out Ross for a second place finish. Ross, earned a third place feature finish.
The West Side Performance Plus Late Model Feature demonstrated that doing your homework really can pay off. Mike Lewis of the #5 car spent a lot of time and work this winter fine tuning his race car for the 2017 season. His first place feature win showed it was worth all of the work. Lewis who battled hard with Jake Hooker #38, Dale Glassford #60 and backup driver for #7 Colby car Chris Ross, maintained his control and composure through the race. Lewis, thanked all of his fans for “sticking out the late nights” and his brother for the setup done to his car. Ross, who started third, battled hard for second place and showed that even after a three year hiatus from racing, he’s still got it. Glassford, who after an unfortunate incident fell to the back to the pack made an incredible comeback and claimed third place.
Please note, the Gord Gotelaer Memorial race will be held June 10th, 2017.
South Buxton Raceway would like to thank the Emergency Responders who come to the track every Saturday night to ensure the safety of our drivers and fans.