CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series
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August 25th: Toursec Twin 50s

Strictly Hydraulics Legends
In a car he is still fine tuning for Scotia Speedworld, it was Waylon Farrell of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland scoring his first career victory at the tight 3/10-mile oval. Farrell, who had three podiums in a Legend car at Scotia Speedworld and a runner-up finish in the Affordable Fuels 150 prior to Friday, held off Tylor Hawes (Porter’s Lake) and Braden Langille (Shubenacadie) late in the race for the win.

Hawes and Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport) battled side by side early but it would be Cruickshank pitting with nine to go on a caution that would end his bid for the win. Cruickshank’s stop would come on a caution that would see Shelby Baker (Fall River), the most recent winner in the class, spin in front of most of the field. The collision would also collect point leader Paul Goulden (Shelburne) and Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie leader Andrew Lively (Middle Sackville). All cars would continue in the race, except for Gary Bordage (Dartmouth).

Hawes, who kept close with Farrell as he also searched for his first Legend feature win at the track, finished second ahead of Langille. Goulden rebounded for fourth, ahead of teammate Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB).

Cruickshank and “Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan each took home heat wins.

Affordable Fuels Sportsman
“Mr. Excitement” Kirk Ryan (Upper Nine Mile River) recorded an impressive Affordable Fuels Sportsman victory on Friday night, his first of the year in his third start of 2017. The win was dedicated to Kipper McCulloch, who passed away suddenly two weeks prior and was a pivotal member of Ryan’s racing team.

Ryan was pressured a number of times by Matt Moore (Falmouth) who returned to Sportsman racing for the first time in 2017. A restart with 14 laps to go would close up point leaders Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake) and Travis Roma (West Chezzetcook) into the top five but they, along with Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Matt Vaughan (Fletchers Lake) would battle for third close behind the lead pair. Veinotte would come home in third, followed by Roma and Vaughan in the 14-car field.

Heat races went to Moore and Ryan.

Ryan, in celebration of his win and in honour of Kipper, would do an “Enfield Burnout” on his way back to the pit area.

Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood) and his crew had two primary goals entering 2017 - sweep the Toursec 50s and win the championship. After Friday night, they can check the first goal off the list.

Thibodeau pressed Tom Stewart (Stewiacke) for the lead over 20 plus laps before pulling the trigger and challenging for the top spot with 15 laps remaining. “Rational” Richard Drake (Halifax), who entered with a feature win streak of three, challenged the pair on the outside for a number of laps before making the move on Stewart at the same time as Thibodeau did. As the run of 50 caution free laps ended, Drake began to fade off the bumper of Thibodeau as Thibodeau cruised to his fourth win of the year. Drake was second while Stewart, who led over 30 of the 50-laps in the feature, finished in third. Fourth was leading Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Travis Keefe (Clayton Park) with David Jollimore (Halifax), completing the top five in the second of two extended distance races of 2017.

“Big Daddy” Kenny Hopper (Enfield) picked up a popular win in the first heat of the evening with Thibodeau grabbing checkers in the second.

Chris Hatcher (Beaver Bank) completely dominated the Toursec Thunder on the Hill 50 on Friday night at Scotia Speedworld.

Hatcher quickly diced his way to the front and by Lap 10 he began to pull away from the field. In fact, in a 20-lap run, Hatcher had the field gapped by almost a half lap before a Lap 35 caution for a blown tire on Drew MacEachern’s (Dartmouth) car bunched up the field.

The battle for second was an intense one as Neil Miousse (Kentville) would ultimately get the spot in a fight that featured seven cars going for the spot for most of the race. Jesse Deveau (Greenwood) recorded his second straight podium finish with a third place run. Point leader Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) was fourth in the race, followed by Megan Parrott (Beaver Bank), who was substituting in for Mark Williams (Elmsdale). Parrott would recover from a Lap 15 spin while battling with Matthews to finish in fifth.

Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie Darren Flemming (Belnan) took home his first checkered flag at the track with a heat win.  


Race Day Photos:
Toursec Twin 50s
August 25, 2017 @ Scotia Speedworld
Photos by: McCarthy PhotographiC