Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
Energy 103 Night + Shriner's Classic
18TH ANNUAL SHRINER’S CLASSIC FOR SPORTSMAN - DILLMAN JOINS TERRY ROMA AS THREE TIME CHAMP
On a special night for the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series at Scotia Speedworld, 2011 series champion Jeff Dillman (Middle Musquodoboit) outran Darren Wallage (Oakfield) on the final restart with 11 laps to go to win his third Shriner’s Classic for Sportsman, tying the mark set by the late Terry Roma. Dillman set a blistering pace early in the event, putting cars a lap down left and right before a rash of mid-race cautions slowed the pace of the event. Finishing the event in third was Brian Jollimore (Halifax), with Kirk Ryan (Enfield) and Bronson Shanessy (Kingston) completing the top five.
Three Dartmouth Dodge heat races set the pace for the event, which were won by JP Arsenault (Church Point), Mike Alexander (Cole Harbour) and Dillman. Kyle Butler (Lake Egmont) drove Aaron Boutilier’s (Porter’s Lake) point leading car to a ninth place finish in the 24 car field. The event also marked the return of the iconic #38 Doug Forbes Century 21 Classic Grand Prix to the track, with Terry’s son Travis Roma (West Chezzetcook) driving the Pontiac while Lockie Roma’s son Chris turned the wrenches on the #38. Travis accomplished his goals for the night by finishing in 12th place and without a scratch on the car.
Next up for the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series is the final 38-lap feature of their season on ACE Lumbermart Night.
JACK DANIEL’S TRUCKS - FENTON WINS IN WILD FINISH
Eastern Passage driver Jason Fenton recorded his first Jack Daniel’s Truck win of the season on Energy 103.5 Night, but I’m sure he didn’t envision a finish quite like this one.
Fenton had to dodge the leading trucks of Cale MacMillan (Halifax) and JP Arsenault (Church Point) after the two made contact coming to the checkered flag out of Turn Four. Fenton squeezed to the inside of the two as they went towards the outside wall to cross the line first to capture his long awaited first feature win of 2012. Derek Sutherland (Dartmouth) came home in second with Arsenault and MacMillan being awarded third and fourth respectively at the completion of the 20 lap event. Point leader Dan Smith (Lower Sackville) was credited with a fifth place finish, even though his race ended two laps early after a multi-truck melee on the back straight.
Ryan Goldsmith (Bridgewater) took the heat race victory. The event also marked the debut of Kevin Robar’s (Middle Sackville) #67 truck. The former ACE Lumbermart Lightning driver has worked countless nights on his new ride and hopes for a full time campaign in 2012.
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS LEGENDS - SALTER SEALS DEAL ON FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT
Richard Salter (Centre Burlington) was the star of the show when it came to the Strictly Hydraulics Legends division on Friday night as he took a big win in the main feature on Fan Appreciation Night. Salter pulled out to a lead on a long green flag run to the finish of the 25-lap event and never looked back in taking the checkers first. Finishing in second was “Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan with Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport) continuing his solid season behind Meehan with a third place run. “The Legend” Cy Harvey (Elmsdale) was charging hard at the end but found himself out of laps as he worked Cruickshank for third. Completing the top five was point leader Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake).
Heats were taken away by Paul Goulden (Shelburne) and Salter, who doubled down on the night. The Strictly Hydraulics Legends are off this coming week and will see the youngster in Butcher leading the veteran in Paul Blenkhorn (Truro) by 19 points for the championship heading into Finale Friday.
ACE LUMBERMART THUNDER - LIVELY TAKES SECOND STRAIGHT
Like he tends to do each season, Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie) is lighting up in the back half of the season.
Lively took his second consecutive and third overall win of the season on Energy 103.5 Night. The 2010 champion finished ahead of current point leader Kyle MacMillan (Hammonds Plains) and last season champion Dave Matthews (Kennetcook), who was doing double duty between his Honda and Legend car. Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth) brought his #13 WeeDump Honda home with fourth while the debut of Ross Harvie’s (Kennetcook) new race car resulted in a fifth place run in the main feature.
Heat wins went to the #18 car, which was driven by Wade Lake (Halifax), and MacEachern. The ACE Lumbermart Thunder cars are back on Friday for their final 50 lap event of the season, presented by ACE Lumbermart.
ACE LUMBERMART LIGHTNING - SMITH SCHOOLS ‘EM AGAIN
Another Friday night at the Speedworld, another ACE Lumbermart Lightning win by Jorden Smith. Smith, from Lakeside, stepped up to the plate again and delivered for his eighth main feature victory of the season! Richie Moore (Elmsdale) had to settle for second to the #144 Rent A Centre Dodge Neon, while Marc MacMillan (Glenholme) came home a strong third place. Chevy MacDonald (Stewiacke) ran up front for the duration of the feature and was awarded with a fourth place finish, placing ahead of BJ Nicholson (Beaverbank) after 25-laps.
Moore and “Rational” Richard Patrick (Halifax) won their respective 10-lap heats to kick off the evening’s festivities. Thanks to a Lap One wreck in the feature that involved second place point car Mike Brown (Urbania), Smith will now have over 100 points on his fellow competitors as the division heads into its biggest race of the season in the Ace Lumbermart Twin 50’s.
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