Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
June 12th: FanFest
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLERO BANDITS
In a race that belonged to Austin MacDonald (Pictou), it was lapped traffic in the final laps that was the “King Commander’s” undoing, and led to Josh Langille’s (Coldbrook) second consecutive feature victory.
MacDonald, who had won the high handicap heat race, led a majority of the laps in the 15-lap main feature, before Langille began to reel the #27 car in. Through lapped traffic, MacDonald left the door open heading into the final corner for Langille to weave his #18 Woodville Auto Body Bandolero in, stealing his second career victory in a Bandolero car. MacDonald had to settle for second, followed by Colton Noble (Upper Nine Mile River), whom took his second straight third place trophy in as many races. Nathan Langille (Coldbrook) and Owen Mahar (Hubley) completed the top five in the 12 car field.
MacDonald and Dylan Dowe (Bedford) collected heat race victories. For Dowe, it was his first career checkered flag at the Speedworld.
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLERO OUTLAW
It was not easy, but Braden Langille (Shubenacadie) continued the trend by winning his second feature of the season during Fanfest.
Langille took home the top spot by holding off Wyatt McCulloch (Stewiacke) for a second consecutive week. Dylan Sutherland (Beaverbank) held on to third, over Luke Ettinger (Kennetcook), who rebounded from crash damage on week one to finish fourth, and Ashton Tucker of Lyttleton, New Brunswick.
McCulloch took the heat race victory while Langille took fourth, meaning the point gap will be closer between the Outlaws heading into their next race.
The Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros will be at the track next for INEX Night on Friday, June 19th, where they will compete in 25-lap INEX Canadian East Championship races.
COORS LIGHT TRUCKS
Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage) started mid-pack in the ten Truck field during Fanfest and wasted little time getting to the front. After the field scattered on the second lap going into the third corner, Fenton sliced through two trucks in the middle, three wide, and made a beautiful move to capture the lead position. That top spot was a spot that he would not relinquish, even over a couple of late restarts, to take his first feature victory of 2015.
Dan Smith (Lower Sackville) was poised to take a second place finish in the feature to go along with his win on week one, but a late race restart, combined with the stout truck of Kevin Clark Jr (Goodwood) put the #17 truck in to second when the checkered flag flew. Smith brought his Coors Light Truck home in third, followed by sophomore Matt Vaughan (Lake Fletcher) and 25+ year veteran, “the Pit Lizard” Jamie Creamer.
The heat race for the Coors Light Trucks was also won by Jason Fenton.
The Coors Light Trucks are back in action Saturday, June 20th as a part of the Nova Truck Centres 150 card.
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS LEGENDS
After a dismal start to the season, Dartmouth’s Nicholas Naugle turned the train around by winning his first main feature of his 2015 season on Fanfest Night. Naugle took the win over Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB). Hall broke free from traffic but by the time he could do so, he could not run down Naugle. Hall settled for second, with “Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan comfortably finishing in third. Fourth belonged to Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport) with Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie of the Year Adam Meehan (Rawdon) completing the top five.
Hall and Naugle each took heat race victories to kick off the evening.
The Strictly Hydraulics Legends are back in action on Friday, June 19th as a part of INEX Night. The 50-lap feature will serve as an INEX Asphalt Nationals qualifier, and is expected to bring out some of the top Legend car drivers in Eastern Canada to vie for the coveted provisional spots in Nationals.
DARTMOUTH DODGE SPORTSMAN
It didn’t take long for Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside) to find victory lane at his home track in 2015.
Smith Jr took the win Friday night during Fanfest by topping a 16 car field over the 38 lap main event. Two restarts within five laps to go settled the feature, with Smith Jr holding off Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake) to pocket his first win of 2015. Travis Roma (West Chezzetcook) dodged a late race incident within the top five to bring his car home in third, followed by Phil Barkhouse Jr (Hammonds Plains) and Alex Johnson (Enfield), who took his second consecutive top five finish to open the year.
Heat races were won by Smith Jr. and Fred Schofield (Windsor), who had to scramble to repair his car following the first week of racing.
The Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman see an extended 50-lap feature, as a part of INEX Night, on Friday, June 19th.
On the track, it was 2012 Chickenburger Thunder titlist Kyle MacMillan (Hammonds Plains) dancing his way to his first main feature victory since 2013, with Brandon Watson (Windsor Junction) playing chase in the 25-lap feature.
When the dust settled following post race technical inspection, it was two sophomore drivers leading the podium with Shane Lively (Middle Sackville) capturing his first career main feature victory.
MacMillan and Watson, who each won heat races, set the pace up front in the fast paced, caution free feature. The battle behind them, which would ultimately end up being the battle for the win, was decided with four laps to go, when Shane Lively passed “The Mayor of Cleveland” Art McNamara. McNamara, who hauls from the Port Hawkesbury area each week to compete at Scotia Speedworld, finished up behind Lively with defending series champion Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) finishing fifth prior to post race technical inspection.
After the cars rolled through inspection, it was Lively, McNamara and Matthews who stood on the podium. Andrew Warren (White’s Lake), who is splitting time with brother Matthew in the #31 Civic, finished fourth with “The Ironman” Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth) in fifth.
With the disqualifications, it was Shane Lively and another sophomore in Brad Hayes (Head of Jeddore) taking heat race victories in the 19-car field.
The Chickenburger Thunder, along with their counterparts in the Chickenburger Lightning division, will open the Nova Truck Centre 150 next week as a part of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour second visit to Scotia Speedworld on Saturday, June 20th at 6pm.
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