Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
September 5th: Tim Hortons At The Airport Night
DARTMOUTH DODGE SPORTSMAN
Harry Ross White’s (Noel Road) second win came at a very key time on the 2014 campaign.
White outlasted a wild finish with Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) to capture the top spot. Boutilier went to the extreme inside in Turn Three, the two made contact, sending both cars sideways. HOSS and the #18 Archibald Drilling and Blasting Chevrolet was the first to collect it and drive to the line ahead of Boutilier’s #4 Ritchie’s Renovations/Carstar Collision Ford.
Behind them, DJ Casey (Prospect Road) was making headlines of his own as he and veteran Tony Leonard (Goodwood) battled it out for the third place spot, with Casey edging out the #54 for the third place spot.
Entering the event, Darren Wallage (Oakfield) had a 12 point lead on eventual winner White and a nine point advantage on Casey. After the heat race and Wallage’s fifth place finish in the 38 lap feature, Wallage’s point advantage is down to zero. That’s right, Wallage is tied with White for the championship, while Casey is two points behind heading into the finale.
Fred Schofield (Windsor) outran HOSS for the second heat win, just after Richard Salter (Centre Burlington) picked up the first heat win on the night in the 18 car field.
The series will come to a close on Saturday night, with a 50 lap feature on the undercard for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour finale!
Bedford’s Steve Matthews was flawless on Friday night, picking up the biggest win of his career in the Lightning 50.
The 50, postponed from August 15th, saw Matthews, the leading Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie in the class, fly to the front and pace the field throughout the caution free event. The #198 Fast Eddie Racewear Dodge was chased to the line by Darrell Sullivan (Harrietsfield), who has been on a hot streak of his own as of late. Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood) crossed the line in third, but failed post race technical inspection, handing the third place over to point leader Mike Brown (Urbanina). Devin Smith (Lakeside) and “Big Daddy” Kenny Hopper (Elmsdale) were fourth and fifth and the only drivers on the lead lap at the completion of 50 laps.
Sullivan and Matthews each took heat race victories.
Coming in, it was eight points between the top four in the standings. Mike Brown will extend his advantage with Smith and “Rational” Richard Patrick fully in championship contention heading into Finale Friday.
COORS LIGHT TRUCKS
From a rolling ball of fire to rolling into victory lane, Kevin Clark Jr (Halifax) has gone from one extreme to the other in just two races.
After blowing a transmission during the Coors Light 50, Clark returned to the track to take his first Coors Light Truck feature of his career. The former Street Stock and Thunder competitor won the heat race and took control of the feature early, besting five-time 2014 winner Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage) for the win.
Behind them, Matt Vaughan (Lake Fletcher) hounded two-time and defending champion Dan Smith (Lower Sackville), making the move for the spot in the late laps.
Smith crossed fourth with “The Legend” Cy Harvey (Elmsdale) finishing fifth in the 10 truck field.
Smith will look to lock up his third consecutive championship on Friday night after his nearest competitor in the standings, and leading Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie, Cory Leonard (Halifax) struggled throughout the evening and finished one lap down in sixth.
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS LEGEND
When it looked like we would have a first time winner in the Strictly Hydraulics Legends class, it was Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth) taking his second weekly Legends win of the season.
After Scott Cunning (Halifax) and Andrew Warren (White’s Lake) combined to lead the most laps in the feature and suffered solo spins from the lead in the second half of the race, it was Naugle and the #88 Brycon Construction Legend car that presented himself as the car to beat. Naugle had to hold off two of the Speedworld’s long haul drivers in Shelburne’s Paul Goulden and Port LaTour’s Jeff Atkinson to lock down the win. Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport) and “Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan completed the top five.
Rookie Tylor Hawes (Porter’s Lake) scored a popular first win in a Legend car by taking his heat race, sharing heat race honors with Naugle.
The season finale for the Legend cars take place on Friday night.
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLEROS
Adam Meehan (Rawdon) continues to put the pressure on his competitors as the season nears an end.
Meehan recorded his fifth feature victory of the 2014 season in a frantic finish with Luke Ettinger of Kennetcook. Meehan took the lead in the closing laps, but Ettinger shadowed him and point leader Braden Langille (Shubenacaide). Ettinger made a last lap effort to get by Meehan, but lost out by mere inches over the #6.
Langille finished third on the evening, ahead of Wyatt McCulloch (Stewiacke) and Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB), who made a late race pass on Josh Langille (Coldbrook) for the spot.
Josh Langille began the evening by taking the victory in heat one over Megan Parrott (Beaverbank). Ettinger was on top of the high handicap heat race.
Unofficially, eight points is the gap between the top two heading into Finale Friday.
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