Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
August 30th: Kiddie Rides Night Presented By Q104
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLEROS
Wyatt McCulloch (Stewiacke) scored his first career victory on Friday night in a wild closing laps in the Hydraulics Plus Bandolero division.
McCulloch held off Craig MacDonald (Waverley) and Braden Langille (Shubenacadie), who dueled it out for the second place spot in the closing laps allowing the rookie to drive off to his first career feature win and second career podium finish at the Speedworld.
Adam Meehan (Rawdon) came from the rear and dodged a multi-car wreck late to finish fourth while Megan Parrott (Beaverbank) came home with a top five finish in the feature.
Parrott recorded a very popular heat race win to kick off Kiddie Night, while Langille took the victory in the second qualifier.
Langille closed the advantage that Meehan has a top the point standings to 35 with two races to go in the 2013 season.
DARTMOUTH DODGE SPORTSMAN
In one of the wildest races seen at the Speedworld in a while, Harry Ross White (Noel Road) came out as the winner in the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series.
The race, which was shortened to 30 laps due to excessive caution periods in the first quarter of the event, saw White having to come from the rear and make an outside pass on defending champion Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) to take the win. White was scored laps down by officials before a scoring error surfaced and White was awarded the victory.
Boutilier, who had to also come from the rear in the first eight laps of the race, had to settle for second while Alex Johnson (Enfield) came home on the podium for the first time this season in third. Johnson and fourth place finisher Mike Banks (Wilmot) traded the lead many times in the first 25 laps of the race and it appeared we were going to have a first time winner in the class before HOSS and Boutilier flexed their muscle at the finish. Fred Schofield (Windsor) was fifth.
Johnson and Brentley Pirri (Three Fathom Harbour) captured heat race victories.
With Darren Wallage (Oakfield) having a subpar heat race and a sixth place run in the feature, Boutilier was able to gain 15 points on the #3 car. The advantage for Wallage is 25 points with one race to go in the 2013 season.
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS LEGENDS
“The Legend” is back in victory lane!
Cy Harvey (Elmsdale) had to be on his game though to get there as he held off a furious charge on the outside by 16-year old Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) to capture the flag. The margin of victory was less than a half car length. Butcher, in turn, had to hold off his competition on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour in Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro), who was subbing in for Emily Meehan (Rawdon), who was recovering from tonsillitis. Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport) and Tony Gaudet Jr. (Milford Station), who ran many early laps up in front, finished fifth.
Gaudet and Harvey each took home qualifying heat race victories.
With Matt Moore (Falmouth) finishing ninth on the night, it allows Butcher to possess a 17 point lead on the #1 with two races to go. Cruickshank and Meehan are tied for third, three points behind Moore and Harvey sits one point behind the tie for third in one of the most exciting point battles we’ve seen in the class in nearly a decade.
ACE LUMBERMART THUNDER
Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) is a man on a mission.
After mechanical problems in the ACE Lumbermart 50, Matthews has been racking up trophies and checkered flags, including two on Kiddie Night! Matthews drove to victory in his heat and feature, becoming the only driver outside Kyle MacMillan (Hammonds Plains) to double down in the 2013 ACE Lumbermart Thunder car season.
Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie) was gunning for his third consecutive feature win, but had to settle for second in a close battle amongst the top four at the finish. Matthew Warren (White’s Lake) got loosened up by Kyle Gammon (Mount Uniacke) in the late stages, preventing both from advancing their positions at the end of the race in a tight battle for the win. Completing the top five was Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth).
J.R. Lawson (Shubenacadie) joined Matthews as a winner in the heat races. Matthews is now looking at a 21 point deficit to Warren with two races to go in the championship chase.
ACE LUMBERMART LIGHTNING
We’ve seen this battle play out before and at the end of Kiddie Night, it was Jorden Smith (Lakeside) who ended up on top.
The two 2012 feature winners ended up dueling it out for the win with Smith edging out Elmsdale’s Richie Moore for the win. Moore got by and held off Jorden’s brother Deven Smith (Lakeside) for the runner-up spot in the feature. Chevy MacDonald (Stewiacke) got the edge up on point leaders BJ Nicholson (Beaverbank) and Marc MacMillan (Glenholme) in the feature as he drives to make this a three-horse race for the championship title.
Heat winners included rookie Darrell Sullivan (Harrietsfield) and fan favorite Mark Campbell (Halifax).
The top two for the second week did not see any change amongst them with Nicholson still leading by nine points over MacMillan. The biggest move was MacDonald, who now sits just 17 out of the lead and eight out of MacMillan in the third place spot in the standings. With two races to go - this one is wide open for the taking amongst your top three!
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