July 4, 2013- Seven year old Paige Smith of Woodstock delayed a summer camping trip to attend the final race and she made the night a success by winning the final two races of the series and took the Beginner class overall this week.
Rayse Meyer of Courtland had a strong week as well and secured second overall but more importantly, captured the Spring Series title in the process. Aidan Maynard (#20) was relegated to third this week but finished the series in second place overall as a rookie Beginner. Aiden is moving up to Junior for the Summer Series and is very excited about getting the extra two horsepower that is permitted in that class.
The Junior Spring Series lead has changed weekly this year, but always near the top have been the Sheridan Brothers.
They were able to gain a little bit of breathing room over Colby Bennett in the final weeks, who was in the lead at one point. This week Jacob Sheridan had a good night but brother Nick was involved in a couple of cautions that hurt his chances for the night and ultimately for the series. Jacob took first overall this week and was followed by Scott Hall in second. Hall has continued to improve this series and has moved up the ladder as a result.
He will be a threat in the Summer Series.
Taking third overall this week was Tom Pellazzari who was blazing fast, but had two poor results before winning the final main.
In the end result for the series, it was Jacob Sheridan of Mt Brydges edging out his brother by a scant single point, 599 compared to 598. You cannot get any closer than that. It was apparently a little too close for the older brother who wants out of the class and is going to take on the Seniors for the Summer Series. Colby Bennett of Port Dover finished the series in third.
This week in the Seniors it was Kate Courtnage/Harley and Eric McGlone/Union sharing a tie for first place. Bea Courtnage/Harley was a strong second with Oscar McCormack/Burford finishing third overall. With 13 karts in the final Main, you would be hard pressed to find more exciting racing anywhere.
For the Spring series, it was all the Courtnage girls, with Bea edging our her more senior sister, Kate. Rounding out the top three strangle hold by the girls was Katherine Summers who has been consistently near the front all season.
Word is out that Kate will be moving west for a few months which opens up a top spot for any racer daring enough to try. Don’t forget, Bea Courtnage already holds the honours and is unlikely to hand it over without a fight.
This week the Experts ended in the biggest tie the club has had. Most surprizing is that veteran Dave Chesterman is sitting in top spot, after being second fastest in time trials, second in the sprint and hanging on to third in the main to finally earned a win sticker after four years.
It was Cody Coburn, who did not find his speed until the main, but winning that, moved him into second for the night. In the closest of finishes, just one point back from Cody is a four way tie between Scott Chesterman, Scott Kelly, Holly Porter and Joe Kelly, are all tied for third.
After the rain out at Wonderland last week, the Experts have one race remaining before we can total the Spring Series. From early calculations, fifth place could still win the series and current leader could still finish in fifth. The Experts, weather permitting, will finish the season Wonderland on Friday July 6th.
After that, the next race is in Tillsonburg on July 9 to kick off the 2013 Summer Series.
From: Dave Chesterman/ Chesterman Power Products
Tillsonburg Indoor MX/ Tillsonburg Outlaw Kart Club
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