Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
June 24th - Kiddie Rides Powered By Hydraulics Plus
Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros
It was a busy night of racing for the younger generation at Scotia Speedworld as the Beginner Bandits made up their feature from May 22nd in addition to the regularly scheduled program for Kiddie Night.
For Nathan Blackburn (Timberlea) and Malcolm Jollimore (Terence Bay), it was a night of sweeps.
Blackburn, who has shown speed throughout the opening rounds of the season, finally closed the deal to win his first race of the season in the Combined Bandit and Outlaw feature. Blackburn led fellow Outlaws Josh Langille (Coldbrook) and Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow) to the stripe in the 15-lap feature.
Noble was the top Bandit in the combined feature with a fourth place overall finish. It was a rebound week for Noble after a roll over in Turn Four the week prior sidelined him before the finish of the race. Owen Mahar (Hubley) was the second place Bandit driver aged eight to 12, while Dylan Dowe (Bedford) finished a strong third after being well in the hunt for the Bandit win throughout the race. The #17 car of Dowe went to victory lane in the Bandit heat race.
Jollimore not only picked up the make-up feature to kick off Kiddie Night, he would go on to win both the heat and feature scheduled for the evening. In the first feature of the evening, Brooke Dowe (Bedford) and Dylan MacMillan (Glenholme) each captured their second podium finishes of the year by finishing second and third. Tyler Hutchinson (Onslow) rebounded from an early exit in the first feature of the night to finish as the runner-up in the second, ahead of Morgan Mosher (Mahone Bay), who impressed with his run early in the second 15-lap affair of the night.
Strictly Hydraulics Legends
Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) got up on the wheel and drove away from the rest of the Strictly Hydraulics Legend car field on Friday to record his second win of the season.
Hall, who had battled engine problems the week prior, wasted little time pulling away from the field and made it look easy en route to the checkered flag in the 25-lap feature. While a couple of cautions flew in the first five laps of the event, the race featured more of a green flag flow than the feature the week prior did. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth) had to settle for second in the feature, followed by Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake). Butcher had to hold off a hard charging Adam Meehan (Rawdon) for third as the #6 car fell short of his second podium run of the season. Craig MacDonald (Waverley), who also battled with Meehan in the main feature, finished fifth.
Hall and Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Dylan Sutherland (Beaver Bank) both recorded heat race wins.
Naugle’s second place performance will put him on top of the championship heading into their next race on July 8th.
In what appeared to be Chris Hatcher’s (Beaver Bank) breakout night, the party was spoiled by teammate and 2015 Toursec Thunder car champion Matthew Warren (White’s Lake).
Warren made his return to his home track for the first time this season and did not disappoint. Warren chased Hatcher, who was on the hunt for his first feature win, for the first half of the race before making the winning pass on the 14th lap of the 25-lap feature. Dave Matthews (Kennetcook), who had to charge from the rear of the field, made his move on Hatcher in the final ten laps of the race but ran out of time to catch Warren and had to settle for second. Hatcher recorded his first podium run with a third place effort. Completing the top five in the main feature included Merle Corbin (Sackville) and Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie), who celebrated his 30th birthday on Friday evening.
Heat races were won by Warren and JR Lawson (Shubenacadie).
With his second place run, Matthews is now tied for the point championship lead with Lively heading into Canada Day.
Affordable Fuels and Metro Home Heating Sportsman
With one of his primary sponsors, Bunky’s Hants Insulators, in the stands Friday night, Matt Moore (Falmouth) drove the #1 Dodge to victory for his first win in the Affordable Fuels Sportsman division.
The win was well earned as Moore had to hold off a hungry Brentley Pirri (Three Fathom Harbour), who was also in search of his first Late Model victory at Scotia Speedworld. The battle for third raged on behind the top two as Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake) held off a hard charging Pete Miller (Kennetcook) and a returning Phil Barkhouse Jr (Hammonds Plains) for his division leading fifth podium finishes in as many races.
Moore and Pirri both won heat races in the Affordable Fuels and Metro Home Heating Sportsman field of 13 cars.
With the 22nd Annual Shriners Classic around the corner on Friday, Veinotte will take the point lead over 2012 division champion Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) after Boutilier was ninth last Friday night.
Coors Light Trucks
Megan Parrott (Beaver Bank) will always remember her first feature win at Scotia Speedworld as a dominating performance.
Parrott won both the Coors Light Truck heat race and the main feature, leading every single lap in both races en route to her first career feature win at her home track. Behind the #10 Truck in the feature was Cory Leonard (Goodwood), who made his second start of the season count for a second place finish. Leonard’s teammate Kevin Clark Jr (Goodwood) was third as he had to hold off challenges from Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage) and Dan Smith (Lower Sackville) in an incredible battle for position throughout the 25-lap feature.
Fenton has chipped away at the gap but it is still Smith leading the point standings with Clark not far behind as the convoy continues its championship battle this Friday night!
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