MILLGROVE, Ontario — The season of excitement continues at Flamboro Speedway with the second round of the prestigious Grisdale Triple Crown set for Saturday, August 7.
The first of those 100-lap features already took place on June 19, with the finale scheduled for October 3, with points given out by finishing position. The driver who has the most at the end of the final event will be crowned the 2021 Champion.
Treyten Lapcevich came out victorious in the first round, putting together a dominating performance as he drove away from the veterans through the later half of the event. He has since followed it up with more stellar performances, placing third in the APC Series event last month. Combined with an 11th and sixth last season, it seems the young lad is coming into his own.
Shawn Chenoweth will be hoping to stop him in his tracks, as he is looking for a bit of redemption this time around. He placed second in the first round, though only after having to rebound following a mid-race spin. Backing it up with a sixth in the APC race, he has scored no finishes outside of the top-10 in his last four appearances.
Shae Gemmell knows what it takes to win the Grisdale Triple Crown, as evident by doing so in 2019 barely over J.R. Fitzpatrick in the final standings. Coming off a solid Pinty’s Series debut on Sunday, the excitement could barely be contained in thinking about returning to Flamboro after a third in the first round this year. With two top-10’s in his last four Flamboro appearances, he’s due for a return to victory lane.
Connor James turned a lot of heads with a fourth in the first round of the Triple Crown, considering it was his first Pro Late Model start with Holdaway Motorsports. After a couple tough races on the APC Series tour, he could use a turn around with his luck this weekend.
Kevin Albers has put as many laps as anyone in the field at Flamboro, and it shined through with a fifth in the first round. He has continued the momentum, as he has not finished outside of the top-five in his last four appearances including that fifth.
Kyle Steckly knows what it takes to find victory lane now, sweeping the latest regular night of action at Flamboro Speedway with a pair of solid performances. He will hope to carry the momentum forward, after placing 10th in the first round of the triple crown.
Rick Burbridge came close to visiting victory lane a couple weeks ago, with a runner-up to Steckly.
Shane Maginnis is known for only coming out for special events, though surprised most when he placed outside of the top-five with a seventh in the first round. The veteran will hope to return to the front, after a runner-up in the second feature at Flamboro in 2020.
Jake Sheridan could use a good run, as he has been on the bad end of some bad luck recently. He finished 14th in the first round, and only rebounded for seventh in the APC Series event following a spin. After a third at FLamboro last year, there were expectations for some better performances.
Other drivers that could make an appearance are David Gallinger, Shawn McGlynn, Kyle Wood, and more. Each of these will hope to turn results that were outside of the top-10 for the first event into redemption this time around.
August 7th will also feature the Ontario Pro Challenge Series, Mini Stocks, and Pure Stocks.
With the province moving into stage three of the COVID re-opening government plan, Flamboro Speedway is allowed to host 75% capacity in the grandstands. No tickets will be sold online, but rather available at the gate on a first come, first serve basis. The spectator gates will open at 5 pm with racing kicking off at 6 pm sharp.
By: Ashley McCubbin