Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
June 10th - FanFest
Affordable Fuels and Metro Home Heating Sportsman
Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) started off Fanfest with a win in the Affordable Fuels Sportsman division while Travis Roma (West Chezzetcook) drove the wheel(s) off his car to end the night in victory lane.
Boutilier, who flexed his Ford muscle on Opening Night, ended up holding the checkered flag in the heldover main feature from May 22nd. It was far from easy though, as Boutilier had another Eastern Shore driver on his back bumper with Jordan Veinotte’s (Porter’s Lake) Ford trying to put the moves on the #4 Boutilier’s Auto/CARSTAR Collision Ford at the end of the race. Veinotte had to settle for second in the first feature of the evening, ahead of Roma. Matt Moore (Falmouth) finished the May 22nd feature in fourth while Kirk Ryan (Lantz) would record his second consecutive fifth place finish in the #54 car.
In the second feature of the night, it was Roma and Pete Miller (Kennetcook) who were left to battle it out up front in the quick paced 38-lap affair. Roma started on the pole after winning his heat race and had Miller, the second heat winner on the night, on his tail for most of the feature. With two laps remaining, Roma’s car broke an upper control arm. The parts failure let Miller get to the right rear quarter panel of Roma’s car, but could not get the momentum on the outside to pass Roma, who would wheel the #38 Snap On Tools - Mike Rushton/Ryzer Fabrication Chevrolet to the win.
Behind the top two, Veinotte and Boutilier continued their battle from the first two features of the season as the two exchanged paint samples on their Fords. At the checkered flag, Veinotte would get the edge on Boutilier for the spot. Brentley Pirri (Three Fathom Harbour), who ran many laps in the top three, would fall to fifth in the running order late in the feature in his #37 Atlantic Hardchrome Chevrolet.
Boutilier leads Veinotte by four points in the standings heading into the Affordable Fuels and Metro Home Heating 50 as a part of INEX Night.
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS LEGENDS
From the tommy hook to victory lane, Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) was the winner in the 25-lap Strictly Hydraulics Legends feature during Fanfest.
After a wreck early in the feature the week prior, Hall held off all comers, including a challenge from Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth), to win his first feature north of the border in 2016. Naugle had worked the back bumper of Hall’s #08 H&B Car Sales Legend including a bump on the last lap that would ultimately result in division champion Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake) sliding by for second. Naugle hung on to third, over Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Craig MacDonald (Waverley) and Canadian Masters champion Paul Goulden (Shelburne).
Hall and Naugle won heat races in the 15 car field. Butcher has a six point lead after two races.
The next race is the INEX National Qualifier, a 50-lap feature, on Friday night during INEX Night.
Marc MacMillan (Glenholme) appeared to be on his way to his first main feature victory in a couple seasons before a caution flag came out with nine laps to go in the Toursec Lightning feature that changed it all.
MacMillan, who was passed on the last lap of his heat race by eventual winner Jamie Dillman (Carroll’s Corner), led the feature with Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood) closing in before a caution for Marshall Bezanson’s (Oldham) disabled car on the backstraight.
The final nine lap dash was frantic and would lead to Deven Smith (Lakeside) taking his second consecutive feature victory on the season. Smith had to pass former Toursec Lightning division Rookie of the Year Steve Matthews (Bedford) for the win in the late laps. Thibodeau would get by Matthews for second, with MacMillan coming home in fourth and Tom Stewart (Stewiacke) in fifth.
In addition to Dillman, Greg Snelgrove (Elmsdale) was the winner in the first 10-lap qualifier for the division. Sixteen cars took the green flag.
Smith paces the field in the championship standings by 10 points heading into the Toursec Lightning’s undercard feature as support to the Nova Truck Centres Make a Wish 150.
“The Sheriff” Kyle Gammon (Middle Sackville) returned to Scotia Speedworld and picked up where he left off last year in the Toursec Thunder division - running up front and winning!
Gammon won the 25-lap feature on Fanfest, the first appearance for “the Interceptor” on a limited schedule in 2016. The win was well earned as he had to hold off a hungry Andrew Lively (Middle Sackville), who was looking for his first win in the class. Lively’s charge came up short as he had to settle for second ahead of Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie). “The Ironman” Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth) brought his #13 car home in fourth with Chris Hatcher (Beaver Bank) rebounding from radiator issues late in last week’s feature to take fifth in the Fanfest feature.
Andrew Lively and Gammon captured heat races in the 14-car field.
Stevie Lively has a seven point advantage on Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) heading into Friday night’s feature.
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLEROS
Malcolm Jollimore (Terence Bay) scored his first career feature win in the Beginner Bandoleros division while Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow) is a winner for a second time at Scotia Speedworld.
Jollimore and Tyler Hutchinson (Onslow) were the story in the Beginner Bandolero division presented by Hydraulics Plus as the two swapped the lead throughout the heat race and feature event for the learner class. Hutchinson would end up spinning as he tried to catch Jollimore late in the feature, which opened up the door for Jollimore to capture his first feature win at Scotia Speedworld. Brooke Dowe (Bedford) held off Hutchinson for the runner-up spot as the 15-lap feature wound down. Dylan MacMillan (Glenholme), Morgan Mosher (Mahone Bay) and Chase MacKay (Bear Cove) completed the Beginner Bandolero field. Hutchinson won the eight lap heat race.
In the Bandolero division, Rogers waited for lapped traffic to capitalize on leader Josh Langille (Coldbrook) to work his way by to ultimately take the win in the season opening feature for the division. Langille held on to second ahead of a hard charging Nathan Blackburn (Timberlea). Austin MacDonald (Pictou) and Nathan Langille (Coldbrook) completed the top five in the 11 car field. MacDonald and Josh Langille were heat race winners.
The Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros will duel it out in the 25-lap INEX National Championship Point race this Friday night as a part of INEX Night.
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