INNISFIL, ON- 2-time Autumn Colours Classic champion Dwayne Baker added yet another ‘Crown Jewel’ event to his trophy case, claiming the $5,000-to win APC 100 at Sunset Speedway on May 10th.
After time-trialing 7th quickest, Baker spent the first 40-laps of the event picking his way through a tight-knit top-10, working diligently to save his equipment.
The race’s early stages saw Chris Morrow and Steve Laking put on a 5-star battle for the lead, each taking their turn at the front of the all-star level field.
Baker captured the lead only laps prior to the halfway mark, and turned back a very game Jason Witty through the events final stages to hang on for the 100-lap triumph.
Former Sunset Speedway regular Brandon Watson earned the final spot on the podium, after surviving a torrid battle with Hall of Famer Stompin’ Tom Walters, after both came from the rear of the field due to their involvement in a lap-20 caution.
In Mini Stock action, defending Sunset champion Warren Paxton claimed his first feature win of the season, leading all 25-laps of competition whilst working overtime to defend against sophomore sensation Myles Tyson, who registered his second straight runner-up finish. Billy Schwartzenburg, Brandon McFerran and Andy Kamrath completed the top-5.
The Ontario Pro Challenge Series kicked off the evening’s feature event festivities, and saw Junior Late Model graduate Patrick Freel earn his first career series victory, after a fantastic battle with veteran Josh Nicholson.
APC 100 Pro Late Model Invitational Results
1) ‘The Bully’ Dwayne Baker Stayner, ON
2) Jason ‘Bam Bam’ Witty Queensville, ON
3) Brandon Watson Stayner, ON
4) Stompin’ Tom Walters Stroud, ON
5) Jason Hathaway Dutton, ON
6) Steve Laking Guelph, ON
7) Dale Shaw Guelph, ON
8) Mark Dilley Barrie, ON
9) Taylor Holdaway Orillia, ON
10) Cole Powell Mount Brydges, ON
11) ‘Quiet Storm’ Jamie Cox Dorchester, ON
12) ‘Mr. Excitement’ Chris Morrow Anten Mills, ON
13) Sean Cronan Craighurst, ON
14) Gary Elliott Waterdown, ON
15) Mat Box Maple, ON
16) Adam Quarrie Dorchester, ON
17) ‘The Big Game Hunter’ Jesse Kennedy Southwold, ON
18) ‘Livewire’ Nick Goetz Port Elgin, ON
19) Mike ‘Lights Out’ Bentley Guelph, ON
20) Flyin’ Ryan Kimball Norwood, ON
APC 100 Time Trial Results
1) Sean Cronan 14.541
2) Taylor Holdaway 14.553
3) Brandon Watson 14.573
4) Stompin’ Tom Walters 14.597
5) ‘Quiet Storm’ Jamie Cox 14.615
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)