Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
Kiddie Rides + ACE Lumbermart Twin 50s Night
ACE LUMBERMART LIGHTNING - SMITH SEALS TITLE WITH FOURTH CONSECUTIVE 50 WIN
There is no denying that Jorden Smtih (Lakeside) is one of the best four cylinder drivers in Atlantic Canada.
Smith once again worked his way from the back to the front on Friday evening, in his #144 Rent-A-Centre/DaBest Construction Dodge Neon, to take the ACE Lumbermart 50 on Kiddie Night. Smith had to hold off Richie Moore (Elmsdale) for the win on a late race restart. Third belonged to “Rational” Richard Patrick (Halifax), who drove the Ken Zwicker owned #141 to their first ever podium finish in the class. Fourth at the end of the extended feature was “The Pit Lizard” Jamie Creamer (Spryfield), followed by Chevy MacDonald (Stewiacke), who took his second consecutive top five finish on the season.
With Mike Brown (Urbania) finishing behind Smith, it will lock up the 2012 championship for Smith, as his point lead will be greater than the 110 points a driver can obtain during one night of racing at the Speedworld. Upcoming for the ACE Lumbermart Lightning class is a 25-lap feature on Finale Friday, September 7th.
ACE LUMBERMART THUNDER - FOUR SCORE FOR LIVELY
Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie) is on a tear in the ACE Lumbermart Thunder class at the completion of this 2012 season. Lively, the 2010 titlist, set sail early and never looked back in his #32 Hubley Auto Sales Civic to take the win in the ACE Lumbermart 50, his third consecutive and fourth overall feature win of the season. Point leader Kyle MacMillan (Hammonds Plains) brought home second and came closer to sealing his fate as the 2012 champion of the division. Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth) and Scott Williams (Hammonds Plains), who was subbing for Kirk Mullane (Hammonds Plains), had a colossal confrontation for the third spot, with the two exchanging the spot a couple times before MacEachern got the spot when the checkered flag flew. Completing the top five was Ross Harvie (Kennetcook). He, along with Williams, were racing new cars that had less than three races on them on Friday night during the 50 lap feature.
Williams and Lively brought home heat race victories. Next up for the ACE Lumbermart Thunder class is the final race of the season, in which MacMillan looks to hold on to the championship while Lively goes for his fifth win of the season in the Honda powered division.
JACK DANIEL’S TRUCKS - MACMILLAN MAKES HISTORY, BECOMES FIRST DODGE DAKOTA WINNER
After having to sit on the sidelines with his Jack Daniel’s Truck entry not ready for last week’s race, Halifax’s Jim MacMillan must have learned something. The veteran short track racer made history on Friday night by becoming the first driver to not only win a heat race, but a main feature, at the wheel of a Dodge Dakota in the Jack Daniel’s Truck Class. MacMillan, whose son Cale nearly took the checkers one week prior, had to hold off last week’s feature winner Jason Fenton (Dartmouth) and point leader Dan Smith (Lower Sackville) for the win. Taking fourth was JP Arsenault (Church Point), while Derek Sutherland (Eastern Passge) brought his #5 home in the fifth place spot.
MacMillan, in the #22 Dark Horse Auto Haulers Dodge Dakota, took the 10 lap heat win to go with the 20-lap main feature. Smith and Arsenault will decide the championship this Friday night at Scotia Speedworld during Finale Friday!
DARTMOUTH DODGE SPORTSMAN SERIES - BOUTILIER INCHES TOWARDS TITLE WITH WIN
After dodging (no pun intended) a malfunction at the junction in Turn One early in the final 38-lap Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series event of 2012, Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) held off all the competition to take the checkers on Kiddie Night at the Speedworld. An action packed race saw Mike Banks (Middleton) finish in second place, behind the #4 Boutilier’s Automotive/CARSTAR Collision Centers Ford Fusion. Third was sophomore sensation Brently Pirri (Three Fathom Harbour), with Fred Schofield (Windsor) and a hard charging Tony Mason (Dutch Settlement) rounding out the top five.
Brian Acker (Rawdon) and Schofield captured 10-lap qualifying heat victories. The Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series will play support to the big boys on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour on Saturday, September 8th in a 50-lap season finale for the class.
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLEROS - LANGILLE TAKES THIRD WIN OF SEASON
Stevie Lively isn’t the only driver to put up incredible numbers in the second half of the 2012 campaign.
Braden Langille (Shubenacadie) wasted little time making his presence known in the 15-lap Hydraulics Plus Bandolero main feature on Kiddie Night. The #51 Velocity Machining and Welding Bandolero held off defending champion and current division point leader Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake) to capture his third main feature win of 2012. Third place was Adam Meehan (Rawdon), followed by Luke Ettinger (Kennetcook) and Cole Tanner (Shubenacadie).
Heat races were won by Dylan Sutherland (Beaverbank) and Ettinger. The first heat saw a spectacular rollover by the #88 of rookie Nicholas Naugle. Naugle slowed for a wreck and spun his #88 Brycon Construction Bandolero out before making contact with an idle Wyatt McCulloch (Stewiacke), which sent the #88 for a ride, tumbling side-over-side before landing. Naugle’s team repaired the car and got it back out for the feature.
Butcher will look to make history on Friday night by becoming the only two time champion of the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros. No other driver in Atlantic Canada has won two Bandolero titles, so you best believe the #3 Top Construction/Atlantic Tiltload Bandolero team will be looking to etch their names into the history books on Finale Friday!
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