Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
June 17th - INEX Night / Nova Truck Centres 150
After two seasons away, Jorden Smith (Lakeside) quickly found his way back home on Saturday night.
Smith, a multi-time Toursec Lightning champion, drove to the win in the 25-lap feature prior to the Nova Truck Centres Make A Wish 150. Smith held off “Rational” Richard Drake (Halifax), who rebounded from a mechanical issue with his car the week prior, for the victory. Darrell Sullivan (Harrietsfield) also returned to the division and wound up third in the feature. Sullivan was followed to the line by point leader Deven Smith (Lakeside) and “Mr. Lightning on the Hill” Steve Matthews (Bedford).
Jorden Smith and Drake scored 10-lap qualifying heat victories in the 17 car field.
Deven Smith extends his point lead to 15 points following the Saturday special for the Toursec Lightning cars.
COORS LIGHT TRUCKS
Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage) always gets up on the wheel when it comes to big races in the Coors Light Truck division. Saturday was no different as it was the black #3 in victory lane after an exciting main feature for the Scotia Speedworld convoy.
After blowing a tire in the heat race, Fenton got up on the wheel and used a perfectly executed bump and run to take his second main feature victory of the season. Dan Smith (Lower Sackville) brought home his third straight top two finish with a runner-up performance to Fenton. Matt Vaughan, who led a handful of laps in the feature, had to settle for third while Adam Carter (Lantz) led the most laps of the feature from the front row before falling to fourth at the checkered flag. Fifth place in the feature belonged to the Harvey Family Racing Experience driven by “The Legend” Cy Harvey (Elmsdale).
Kevin Clark Jr (Goodwood) won the heat race but would encounter transmission issues early in the main feature.
Smith is up by nine points over Fenton after three races in the Coors Light Trucks.
A photo finish and a first time winner were among the storylines following two Toursec Thunder features on Friday evening.
Stevie Lively (Shubenacaide) worked over leader Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) for many laps before making a power move on the outside of the #99 car on the last lap to edge Matthews by inches for his second win of the season. Matthews, who had rebounded after changes made to his Civic resulted in a sixth place feature finish the week prior, was second at the stripe. Andrew Lively (Middle Sackville) was a close third, followed by Merle Corbin (Sackville) and JR Lawson (Shubenacadie).
As if a photo finish was not enough on the night, Andrew Lively got up on the wheel in the second feature to record his first career victory at the Speedworld after working hard for three years to hold the checkered flag. Lively and the #25 Green Arbour Landscaping Honda, had a whole lot of yellow and black in his rearview mirror as Stevie Lively chased Andrew Lively to the line. Matthews was third in the caution free affair and was followed to the line by Tim Webster (Beaver Bank) and Lawson. Webster led many laps in the feature before Lively made his move for the top spot. Both Webster and Andrew Lively were heat race winners in the 13 car field.
AFFORDABLE FUELS SPORTSMAN
Pete Miller (Kennetcook) celebrated a big win on Friday night as he drove his #92 Superior Power Products Chevrolet to victory lane for the first time in the Affordable Fuels and Metro Home Heating Sportsman division. Miller took the lead for the final time on Matt Moore (Falmouth) on Lap 28 and never looked back to take the popular win. Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake) recorded his fourth podium finish in as many races with a second place run in Friday’s extended 50-lap feature while Moore had to settle for third after leading lots of laps in the opening segment of the race. Brentley Pirri (Three Fathom Harbour) and Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) completed the top five.
Heats win in the 13 car field went to Moore and Boutilier.
The two Fords from Porter’s Lake – Boutilier and Veinotte – are now tied for the point lead heading into Kiddie Night. Boutilier is the 2012 champion of the Affordable Fuels and Metro Home Heating Sportsman while Veinotte is looking for his first track championship at Scotia Speedworld.
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLEROS
Tyler Hutchinson (Onslow) became a first time winner in the Hydraulics Plus Beginners Bandolero division while Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow) went to victory lane for a second consecutive week in the Outlaw/Bandit combined feature on Friday night.
The Beginner Bandolero class took little time getting at it up front, with last week’s feature winner Malcolm Jollimore (Terence Bay) getting tied up with Brooke Dowe (Bedford). The two drivers, who battled with Hutchinson for the win the week prior, had been sidelined two laps into the feature due to their altercation. It let Hutchinson stretch his legs out front and win the feature by a wide margin over sophomore Morgan Mosher (Mahone Bay) and rookie Dylan MacMillan (Glenholme). Chase McKay (Bear Cove) was fourth in the six car feature while Jollimore was credited with fifth.
Hutchinson completed the sweep on the evening by winning the heat race.
Rogers made a move on Nathan Blackburn (Timberlea) on one of the multiple restarts in the Bandolero Outlaw/Bandit feature and held on for his second consecutive win on the year at the Speedworld. Finishing behind Rogers was Josh Langille (Coldbrook) and Austin MacDonald (Pictou) who tangled in the second half of the 25-lap extended feature out of Turn Two in a racing incident between the two friendly rivals. Blackburn crossed the line in fourth with Nathan Langille (Coldbrook), the top Bandit driver aged between eight and 11 years, finishing fifth overall. Danny Chisholm ( Canning) and Owen Mahar (Hubley) were second and third in the Bandit division.
MacDonald and “The Flying Frenchman” Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) were heat winners in the Hydraulics Plus Bandolero division.
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS LEGENDS
In a wild 50-lap INEX Asphalt Nationals qualifier for the Strictly Hydraulics Legends, it was Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) driving for Braden Langille Motorsports who edged across the line first over Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth) in a photo finish.
The two rivals battled it out with Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) for most of the 50-lap feature. Hall spun out near the end of the feature, leaving Butcher and Naugle up front to duke it out for the win. The two tangled out of Turn Four and spun across the line even. After photo replay, it was determined that the battle of the two black cars would go to Butcher.
Paul Goulden (Shelburne) was third and the top Masters driver in the race. Fourth and fifth in the 50-lap event belonged to Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake) and Danny Harvey (Lantz) who had tangled early in the race and who had dangerously chased each other under the subsequent yellow flag.
Heat wins in the 17 car field went to Cole Butcher and Scott Cunning (Halifax).
Jarrett Butcher leads Nicholas Naugle by a single point heading into Kiddie Night on Friday.
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