Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
June 3rd - $5 Admission with Monster Jam Stub
AFFORDABLE FUELS & METRO HOME HEATING SPORTSMAN
Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) positioned himself in the lead early and flexed his muscle en route to his first win of the season at Scotia Speedworld. Boutilier, the 2012 Affordable Fuels Sportsman Champion, led early and often in the event, eventually putting a gap on a tight battle for second place. When the checkered flag flew, two Fords joined Boutilier’s blue oval on the podium with Alex Johnson (Enfield) and Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake) coming home second and third. Matt Moore’s (Falmouth) Dodge was fourth across the line in the first 38-lap feature of the year while Kirk Ryan (Lantz) returned to Sportsman competition by bringing the Robert Hage owned #54 home in fifth.
Johnson and Moore won qualifying heat race. Twelve drivers took the green flag in the feature, while Fred Schofield (Windsor) loaded up early after feeling under the weather during practice.
COORS LIGHT TRUCKS
Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage) and Dan Smith (Lower Sackville) once again created an early season statement by each taking home main feature victories on Opening Night.
Fenton went to victory lane in the makeup feature from May 22nd with Smith hounding him to the stripe. Smith would have to settle for second, with Kevin Clark Jr (Goodwood) in third. Fourth place belonged to the #24 of Adam Carter (Lantz), who sported new colors on his Chevrolet on Opening Day, while Megan Parrott (Beaverbank) was fifth in the first feature.
In the second feature of the evening, it was Smith who took home his first checkered flag of the season. The battle was tight before contact resulting over hard racing between the front runners saw the field scatter for position, giving Smith the top spot. Clark Jr., who won the heat race for the second feature of the night, was second followed by Matt Vaughan (Fletcher’s Lake) in third. Vaughan struggled in the first feature and the heat race before finding the mechanical issue with his truck, which was related to a spark plug. Completing the top five in the second feature was Parrott and Fenton, who was placed a lap down in the running order after contact with Harry Ross White (Noel Road).
Smith leads Clark by one point after two features into the season.
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS LEGENDS
While he had the Brycon Construction car breathing down his neck in the late stages, reigning Strictly Hydraulics Legends Champion Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake) stayed cool as a cucumber to take his first feature win of the season. Butcher was chased in the late laps by Cole Boudreau (Chipman, NB), who was subbing in for Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth) in the #88 car and while Boudreau drove the car half sideways trying to make a move on Butcher, he could not solve the #53 Atlantic Tiltload Legend in 25-laps. Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines) recorded his first podium finish in a Legend car with a third place finish. Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie contender Craig MacDonald (Waverly) was fourth at the end of the feature as the freshman had to hold off a cagey veteran in “The Legend” Cy Harvey (Elmsdale).
Butcher and Meehan each took home heat races to qualify for the main feature on the first Friday night show of the season.
The 2010 Toursec Thunder champion drew first blood in what is expected to be a hard fought battle in the division in 2016.
Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie) had two-time titlist Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) on his bumper for a majority of the 25-lap Toursec Thunder feature before a rare mistake from Matthews while chasing Lively relieved pressure on the #32 Hubley Auto Sales Civic for the lead. While Lively was driving towards the checkered flag, Matthews locked down second place over multi-time New Brunswick Mini Stock champion JR Lawson (Shubenacadie), “The Ironman” Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth) and Merle Corbin (Sackville), who battled tooth and nail in one of the most exciting battles of the night.
Lively and Matthews took home heat victories in the 13-car field.
Deven Smith (Lakeside) made a big statement on Friday night as he drove off with the first Toursec Lightning feature of the season.
Smith left the 19 car field, lapping up to the top eight and placing a half track ahead of the battle for second place. Tom Stewart (Stewiacke) put his #171 car on the podium at Scotia Speedworld for the first time and was joined on the podium by “Rational” Richard Drake (Halifax). Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood) and Jamie Dillman (Carroll’s Corner) both showed speed in the feature and were rewarded at the end of 25-laps with a top five finish.
Stewart and Dillman wound up by taking heat race victories.
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