Weekly Racing Series
Race Wrap & Full Results
July 31st: Canadian National Autism Foundation Night
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLERO OUTLAWS
Luke Ettinger (Kennetcook) picked up the one that got away by winning the Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Outlaw feature on Friday night, his first win of the season.
Ettinger, who was spun on the last lap of the last Outlaw feature, was solid as a rock up front in the #62 Open Farm Bandolero. He held off rival Braden Langille (Shubenacadie) and Dylan Sutherland (Beaverbank) for his first win of 2015. Wyatt McCulloch (Stewiacke), who won the heat race for the division, and Nathan Blackburn (Timberlea), completed the top five.
Langille will add two points to his lead as the Outlaws will race on Saturday evening as a part of the 16th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 weekend.
COOR LIGHT TRUCKS
Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage) returned to Scotia Speedworld and his winning ways on Friday night, taking home a convincing win in the Coors Light Truck 25-lap feature. Fenton made the move on Adam Carter (Lantz) to pick up the lead and pulled away for his third feature win of 2015.
Finishing in second behind Fenton was three-time and defending champion Dan Smith (Lower Sackville), with Kevin Clark Jr (Goodwood) rebounding from an early incident with eventual fourth place finisher and teammate Cory Leonard (Goodwood) to take the final podium spot. Fifth place belonged to heat race winner Matt Vaughan (Lake Fletcher) in the nine truck field.Carter, who led early in the race, developed an overheating issue with his Truck in the waning laps and pulled off one lap prior to the finish.
STRICTLY HYDRAULICS LEGENDS
Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake) scored his first win of the season in a big way on Friday night during the Canadian National Autism Foundation Kidsrace.
While he has been consistent all season long, keeping himself well within the championship point picture, Butcher was shut out of even a podium finish in a main feature in the Strictly Hydraulics Legend division prior to Friday night. Butcher was well ahead of the scramble for second in the waning laps, which gave Paul Goulden (Shelburne) second place and Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth) third. Naugle had even said in victory lane that the scramble for the top spots left him thinking he might finish fifth in the race. Fourth belonged to Scott Cunning (Halifax), who ran a majority of the laps Friday in the top three, with Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport) coming home fifth.
Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines) was the top Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie in the race, finishing in eighth place. Meehan led laps early in the race before tangling with another rookie in Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) for the lead position. Hall would wind up blowing a motor with four laps to go in the feature.
Tylor Hawes (Porter’s Lake) put a couple of rough weeks behind him by winning the opening heat race of the evening for the division, while Butcher took the second heat.
With the Atlantic Tiltload Maritime League of Legends Tour in town next Saturday night, the Strictly Hydraulics Legends division will enjoy an off weekend.
HYDRAULICS PLUS BANDOLERO BANDITS
Austin MacDonald (Pictou) accomplished two big feats Friday night at Scotia Speedworld. Not only did the driver of the #27 King Freight Lines Bandolero win his first career Bandolero feature but he also broke a five race win streak of point leader Josh Langille (Coldbrook).
MacDonald picked up his first feature victory by holding on over Langille and a hard charging Colton Noble (Upper Nine Mile River) on a green-white-checkered finish set up after Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow) spun off a lapped car with one lap to go. Austin Tanner (Shubenacadie) had a career night thus far, finishing fourth after winning a heat race, while birthday boy Nathan Langille (Coldbrook) brought his car home in fifth.
MacDonald also won a qualifying heat race, scoring maximum points on the evening when combined with his feature triumph.
DARTMOUTH DODGE SPORTSMAN
It’s been a long time coming for Windsor’s Fred Schofield.
After coming close so many times before, Schofield drove his #05 Schofield Autopro Ford Fusion to victory lane for the first time in a Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series feature. Schofield led the most laps in the 38-lap feature and outran former track champion Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) to the finish of the race. Boutilier had to pit on an early caution in the race for a tire rub and had to hustle his way through the field under green to take second place. Harry Ross White (Noel Road) was third and was followed to the line by championship contenders Pete Miller (Kennetcook) and Phil Barkhouse Jr. Championship leader Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside) was ninth.
Matt Moore (Falmouth) scored his first career checkered flag in a Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman car by winning a heat race, sharing qualifying win honors with Harry Ross White.
The race served up as a wonderful appetizer round to the big show on this coming Friday night, the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman 100. The race is expected to draw some of the best competition from around the region for the extra distance race.
There’s a new sheriff in town.
After a stout run in the Chickenburger 50 two weeks prior, Kyle Gammon (Mount Uniacke) was the one standing tall in victory lane in the Chickenburger Thunder division. While Gammon has won many features in his career at Scotia Speedworld, this is the first feature victory for Gammon in 2015. It was far from easy though, as he had to outrun a determined Andrew Warren (White’s Lake) for the victory. Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie) crossed the line in third place, but failed post race technical inspection, handing the spot over to “The Ironman” Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth). Completing the official top five in the 25-lap affair included sophomore Andrew Lively (Middle Sackville) and reigning champion and point leader Dave Matthews (Kennetcook).
Gammon scored maximum points on the night after being credited with the win in the second heat race, joining Andrew Lively as heat race winners.
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