Dylan Westbrook Scores Southern Ontario Sprint A-Main at
Mat Williamson Scores 358 Modified Feature
by Steven Petty.....THOROLD, ONTARIO (June 22, 2019) …
Oakland, Ontario’s Dylan Westbrook scored his second victory
in the Gary Cunningham Memorial as the Southern Ontario
Sprints made their first visit of the season to the
Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night. Mat Williamson from
St. Catharines, Ontario won his fourth S&W Service Centre
358 Modified feature of the season. Rob Murray from St.
Catharines, Ontario scored another victory in the Hoosier
Stocks. Jay Moulton from St. Catharines, Ontario became the
fifth different winner of the season in the Central
Fabricating 4 Cylinders.
Rob Knapp and Dalton Slack
brought the Modifieds to the green flag for their 35-lap
feature with Knapp showing the way over Slack with Scott
Wood, Mike Bowman, and Ryan Susice racing in the top five.
Slack would take the lead away on lap six, just before the
races first caution of the night. Off a lap seven restart,
Knapp would regain the lead as Bowman, Mat Williamson, and
Pete Bicknell raced in the top five. Williamson moved into
third on lap ten. Williamson would battle with Knapp with
Williamson taking the lead on lap 15. Rob Knapp spun in turn
four to bring out the caution as Tim Jones and Shayne Pierce
had nowhere to go on lap 28. Off the restart, Williamson and
Lindberg battled for the lead with Lindberg taking the lead
on the outside of turn four with five laps remaining. Off a
late-race restart, Williamson would regain the lead and
would go on to score the win, his fourth of the season.
Jake Brown and Steve Lyons brought the SOS to the green flag
for their 25-lap A-Main with Jake Brown showing the way.
Dylan Westbrook got around Cole McDonald to move into third
on lap two and would go after Lyons. Westbrook would then
use the slide-job to move into second place and then would
take the lead away as the leaders hit lap traffic on lap
seven. Westbrook would continue to stretch the lead over
Jake Brown and Steve Lyons was being pressured by Mitch
Brown for third place. Brown would move into third on lap 18
as Ryan Turner would move into fourth after passing Lyons on
lap 19. Westbrook would go on to score the win with Ryan
Turner and Mitch Brown completing the top three.
Bleich and Bryce Richardson brought the Hoosier Stocks to
the green flag for their 20-lap feature event with
Richardson showing the way. Richardson
would get loose
exiting turn four, giving the lead to Rob Murray and Brad
Sheehan. Dave Bailey went up in smoke to bring out the
caution on lap five. Murray would start to pull away from
the field after the restart and Murray would go on to score
the win, his third of the season.
Garnet Wilson and Dan
McKay were on the front row for the Central Fabricating 4
Cylinders with Jay Moulton taking the lead away early on.
Moulton would show the way with Tyler Lafantaisie giving
chase. Off a mid-race restart, Austyn Werstroh worked his
way through the field and would enter the top five, battling
with Leroy Buscumb. Moulton would go on to score the win,
holding off Rob Goulding by .14 thousandths of a second.
Rob Goulding scored the win in the Tim Hortons Enduro
qualifier number two accelerated by JC Auto. Goulding ran
his old faithful, his 12th Enduro with the car.
NOTES: $1 Hotdog night was once again a huge success. 99
cars signed in pitside for the racing program.
Next up on
the schedule is the Canada Day Weekend doubleheader.
Saturday, June 29, Submission Subs presents a full Bobcat of
Hamilton Weekly Racing Series program. Pit gates will open
at 5, with grandstands at 5:30 and race time is scheduled
for 7 pm.
Canada Day July 1, Graybar Electrical and
Schneider Electric presents Fireworks! Racing action will
feature the Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Series, the
Action Sprint Tour presented by Race Rivalz.com and the
Northeast Late Model Alliance for RUSH Crate Late Models
presented by Zanchin Truck and Trailer. The Hoosier Stocks
will also have their Insta Panels Duel on the Dirt event. A
school bus race will end the racing action before a gigantic
Fireworks display lights up the sky. Showtime is at 7 pm.
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