Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
August 14 - Chickenburger Twin 50s
BIG MONEY 50 - CHICKENBURGER THUNDER
With big pressure from his brother Matthew to follow up what he did last week in the #31 car, Andrew Warren (White’s Lake) stepped up to the plate and delivered in a big way, winning the Big Money 50 for the Chickenburger Thunder division and closing the gap to two points in the standings.
Warren made the winning pass with only four laps remaining in the 50 lap feature. Kyle Gammon, who had led a majority of the laps in the feature, made a breathtaking inside move on Andrew Warren heading into Turn One with five laps remaining. While the move was sure to lock up the win for the #98, it was Warren who made a beautiful cross-over move on the next lap, which was the winning pass that would stick for his first victory of the season and second consecutive win for the #31 car.
Gammon would hold on to second, while “The Ironman” Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth) continued his late season push with a third place finish. All three on the podium received a boosted purse from The Chickenburger and Scotia Speedworld for their efforts.
Completing the top five in the feature included two-time Chickenburger Thunder champion Tim Webster (Beaverbank) and sophomore driver Shane Lively (Middle Sackville).
Chris Hatcher, who returned in 2015 after a few seasons off, captured his first checkered flag in his return season by winning the first heat race. Stevie Lively took honors in the second heat.
With a sixth place finish in the feature, Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) has seen his lead over three weeks dwindle from over 30 points to just two over the Warren brothers heading into the next race date, this Friday night.
CHICKENBURGER LIGHTNING 50
Between working lapped cars and multiple restarts, there was no stopping Deven Smith (Lakeside) en route to his Lightning 50 victory on Friday night.
Smith, the point leader in the class, was the class of the field all night long, wasting little time to take the lead early in the event and drive on for the win. At the end of the race, Smith had all but the top six drivers one lap down. Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood), powered to a comfortable second place finish ahead of a close battle for third, which saw 2013 champion Marc MacMillan (Glenholme) edge a hard charging Steve Matthews (Bedford), who was the winner in this race on year ago. Sophomore driver Devon Stewart (Stewiacke) recorded a career best fifth place finish in the feature.
Stewart kicked off his breakthrough night with a heat win, joining Thibodeau as a qualifier winner.
With Darrell Sullivan (Harrietsfield) suffering mechanical issues in the feature, it lets Smith extend his point lead to 38 over Thibodeau with four races remaining on the 2015 schedule.
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS LEGENDS
Another frantic late race shuffle led to a completely different looking podium than what was seen on track with five laps to go.
Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake), in his second Legend start of the season, drove his #5 Atlantic Tiltload car to victory lane on Friday night. He and brother Jarrett led most of the 25-lap feature, but after a scurry on the late laps, it was the elder Butcher brother holding the checkered flag for the second time this season. Leading Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) came through the fracas with second place, followed by Nicholas Naugle of Dartmouth. Jarrett Butcher fell to fourth in the late race scramble, ahead of freshman driver Cole Tanner and his #2 Overall Experience Dodge.
Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport) and “Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan each scored their first Weekly Racing Series checkered flags of the season by winning their respective heat races.
Jarrett Butcher maintains the point lead as the series heads into the Strictly Hydraulics 50 this Friday night.
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLERO BANDITS
Austin MacDonald (Pictou) is on a roll.
The sophomore driver captured his third consecutive feature victory in as many weeks Friday, this time holding off Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow). Rogers and MacDonald displaced Josh Langille (Coldbrook) from the top two, leading to Langille’s worst finish of the season in the third place spot. The point leader was followed to the line by Colton Noble (Upper Nine Mile River), who led the most laps in the main feature for the second week before falling out of the top spot. Finishing in fifth in the extended 25-lap feature was rookie Owen Mahar (Hubley), who followed up a top five run by his father Daryl in last weekend’s Atlantic Cat 250 with a top five of his own.
Rogers and Noble started out the night by winning their heat races.
MacDonald continues to chip into the lead held by Langille, while Rogers has taken the top spot in an incredible Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie battle as the youngsters head into an off-week prior to returning as a part of the Shriners Classic on August 28th.
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLERO OUTLAWS
Braden Langille (Shubenacadie) returned to victory lane and the point lead in a convincing way Friday night by going to victory lane in an extended 25-lap main event for the Bandoleros.
Langille and Wyatt McCulloch (Stewiacke), who are also battling for the top spot in the point standing, played cat and mouse for most of the feature with Langille ultimately crossing the stripe first for his first feature win since July 10th. McCulloch finished in the tire tracks of Langille in second, followed by Luke Ettinger (Kennetcook), Dylan Sutherland (Beaverbank), Nathan Blackburn (Timberlea) and visiting driver Mackenzie Brewer (Quispamsis, NB).
Langille also took the heat race win.
With his two wins on the night, Langille moves back to the top of the class by two points over McCulloch. The series returns to competition on August 28th.
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