Weekly Racing Series - June 24, Media Races
MEDIA RACE – CLARKE CASHES IN, HERALD GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN MEDIA RACES
One year ago it was Matt Bubbers from the Chronicle Herald who dominated the Media Race. Though it wasn’t a dominate performance like that of Bubbers, the trophy for the popular race will remain at the Herald as Calvin Clarke drove to victory in the twelve-lap feature. Clarke, driving Kirk Mullane’s #4 No Bull Auto Honda Civic passed leader Pat Healey of the Weekly Press in the second half of the feature and held on to capture the victory. Polesitter Josh McLellan of Z103.5 (driving John Poan’s #173) came home in second while second year Media Race driver Geoff Walsh of 89.9HAL FM came home in third after leading a few laps in Joey Lawson’s #27. Fourth belonged to the #192 of Healey while Fredericton, NB’s, Nick Storey came home in fifth in the #44 T. Bonin Auto Body Civic.
DARTMOUTH DODGE SPORTSMAN – SMITH SCORES WIN
When the #44 Timberlea Beverage Room/K. Hubley Woodworking and Contracting Dodge Charger pulled into the pit area Friday, the team wasn’t sure how they’d run on Friday night. “We’ve been trying to dial this thing in and though we’ve made progress we’re not completely happy with it,” driver Russell Smith Jr. (Lakeside) has mentioned in the pits prior to the race. After the 30-lap main feature though, “dialed in” or not, it was Smith holding the checkered flag on the front straight.
Numerous cautions on lap one slowed the pace of the race and took out many championship contenders including Mike Alexander (Cole Harbour) and Colby Smith (Cape Sable Island). Aaron Boutilier (Porters Lake) was involved in the biggest melee on the back straight but never gave up as he piloted his #4 Boutilier’s Auto Body Ford back up through the field to battle with the #08 Absolute Traffic Services Dodge of Jeff Dillman (Middle Musquodobit). Dillman would hold off the point leader for second spot while Windsor’s Fred Schofield and Porters Lake’s Jordan Veinotte completed the top five.
Smith completed the double down on Friday as he won his heat race. Schofield in the #05 Schofield Autopro Ford Fusion was the victor in the other heat. Boutilier will have the point lead heading into Kiddie Night.
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLEROS – MEEHAN SCORES FIRST WIN
Rawdon’s Adam Meehan sent a statement to his fellow Hydraulics Plus Bandolero drivers on Friday night as he won his first main feature of his young career. In only his third start, Meehan raced his #6 to the front of the field and held off 2010 Rookie of the Year Luke Ettinger for the victory. The Butcher brothers from Porters Lake came home in third and fourth with Jarrett besting his brother Cole. Completing the top five was the Keizer’s Automotive #10 of Beaverbank’s Megan Parrott.
Cole Butcher took the honors in the heat race. After three events the top two in points are deadlocked once again, only this time it’s Cole Butcher and Meehan who lead the way.
TRUCKS – JP TAKES FIRST WIN OF SEASON
In the highly competitive Truck class on Friday night, it was JP Arsenault (Church Point) who took the lead early and held off the competition to take the win. Dan Smith (Lower Sackville) was closing in on Arsenault’s #4 Pico et Bebitte Chevrolet but ran out of time in the 20-lap affair to make a move for the win. Defending champ Gordon Ritchie (Antrim) came home in third after winning the heat race for the class while Dana Isenor (Enfield) and Ryan Goldsmith (Bridgewater) completed the top five. With the win, Arsenault will take the point lead heading into Kiddie Night.
COCO BEACH LEGENDS – “THE LEGEND” RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE
While Milford Station’s Tony Gaudet Jr. led the most laps in the 25-lap Coco Beach Legends feature, it was the experience of “The Legend” Cy Harvey which prevailed in the end. Harvey, of Elmsdale took the lead in his #37 No Bull Auto ride during the second half of the feature and had to hold off Lantz’s Steve Pye to take the win. Pye was chased to the line by former Hydraulics Plus Bandolero champion Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro), Gaudet Jr., and Matt Moore (Falmouth).
Heat races in the popular class were won by Gaudet Jr. and Fall River’s Shelby Baker. Pye extended his point lead on Media Night and will look to hold it after this Friday night at the Speedworld.
LUMBERMART LIGHTNING – HURSHMAN GOES BACK-TO-BACK
"In another caution free feature it was Nick Hurshman who got the advantage and rolled into victory lane in the Lumbermart Lightning class. Hurshman weaved through lapped cars at the conclusion of the event as his Smith Brothers Racing teammate Jorden Smith played chase from second place. “I was better than him in traffic,” said Hurshman with a smile after the win. Third place belonged to Dartmouth’s Jonathan Conrad while Cody Singer of Kennetcook and “Crazy” Craig Cordeau (Windsor) completed the top five."
Three heat races set the tone for the 20-lap main feature and they were won by Elmsdale’s Joel White, Beaverbank’s BJ Nicholson and Cordeau. The Lightning cars presented by Lumbermart will enjoy an off-week before returning to the Speedworld for the Inside Track Shootout on July 8th.
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