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August 21 - Strictly Hydraulics Night
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS 50
In yet another frantic scramble to the finish in the Strictly Hydraulics Legend cars, it was Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth) winning his second consecutive Strictly Hydraulics 50 and third victory of the 2015 season. Naugle was on the winning side of the final lead change of the night, after each of the podium finishers led in the final five laps of the race. Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie leader Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB), who was not happy with the pass Naugle made on him in the late laps, had to settle for second followed by Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake), who served as a sub in the #75 car for Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines). Emily’s brother Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines) came home with a solid fourth place finish while Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake) was able to get by Danny Harvey (Lantz) in the late laps to pick up fifth place.
Harvey and Scott Cunning (Halifax) each won ten lap heat races to set the tone for the 50 lap race, which also served as a qualifier for INEX Asphalt Nationals, taking place in November in Anderson, South Carolina. Naugle (Semi Pro), Cole Butcher (Pro), Adam Meehan (Young Lions) and Harvey (Masters) unofficially have clinched a guaranteed provisional into their respective Legends division should they choose to travel to the event at the Anderson Motor Speedway.
Naugle will take the point lead on the Strictly Hydraulics Legends heading into $20/Carload Night on September 4th.
COORS LIGHT TRUCKS
Matt Vaughan (Lake Fletcher) picked a good time to get hot in the Coors Light Truck division.
Vaughan scored his first feature victory of the season in the extended 35-lap Truck feature, following on the heels of his third consecutive heat race victory of the year. The second year driver bested an incredible battle for second which featured Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage) and Dan Smith (Lower Sackville) running side-by-side for many laps at the end. While Fenton finished second, he declined post race technical inspection, handing the second place trophy to the defending titlist. Tony Leonard (Goodwood) was third, followed by “The Pit Lizard” Jamie Creamer (Spryfield) and leading Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Megan Parrott (Beaverbank).
With his win, Vaughan finds himself a single point out of second place while Smith paces the field heading into Kiddie Night on August 28th.
“Rational” Richard Patrick (Halifax) returned to victory lane in a big way Friday night, picking up his second feature victory of the season in the Chickenburger Lightning class. Patrick held off a hard charging point leader Deven Smith (Lakeside) and an even quicker Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood) for the win in the 25-lap feature. Fourth in the main feature belonged to Steve Matthews (Bedford) while Jamie Dillman (Carroll’s Corner) was fifth after a hard wreck the week before in the 50-lap main event.
Dillman began the night with a heat win, while Patrick completed the sweep by winning his heat race to kick off the night.
Smith extends his point lead to 41 points, while Patrick begins to reel in Darrell Sullivan (Harrietsfield) for fourth in the standings as the Chickenburger Lightning division heads into Kiddie Night on August 28th.
For the second time in three races, Matthew Warren (White’s Lake) drove to a win, besting a Lively on the outside line, on the last lap in a photo finish. This time though, it was Shane Lively (Middle Sackville) who Warren had to pass to take away the win in the final few feet of the 25-lap main feature. Behind the two battling for the win was “The Sheriff” Kyle Gammon (Mount Uniacke) in third, while Andrew Lively (Middle Sackville) and reigning Chickenburger Thunder champion Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) completed the top five.
Andrew and Shane Lively each won heat races in the 15 car field.
With Warren’s win, the #31 car, which he splits with his brother Andrew, will now have the point lead by three points over Matthews heading into Kiddie Night on August 28th.
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