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JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Ready to Close out the 2018 Season at Winchester Speedway Friday

Four Drivers Set to Battle for 2018 Championship


Salem, IN. (October 8, 2018) – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will close out their eighth season of competition this Friday on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway, helping kickoff the big 47th Annual Winchester 400 Weekend Presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel. A talented field of 25 teams are currently entered to compete in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Winchester 100 Presented by on Friday evening. That event will be the tenth point’s event of the 2018 season for the series after losing one event to weather and one event that was cancelled.


2018 was the second season CRA has Chase for the Championship format to crown their Champions in all four of its series. Five drivers were locked into the final four JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion Chase events. The first Chase event at Owosso Speedway was canceled because of weather. That left two Chase events to eliminate one driver. Tyler Hufford was eliminated after the Lucas Oil Raceway Chase event, giving four drivers a shot to win the 2018 series Championship. The four includes DGR-CROSLEY Rookie of the Year Points leader Mason Keller, 2017 series Champion Jack Dossey III, Michael Clancy Jr. and Mandy Chick, the driver finishing the highest in Friday’s Winchester 100 will be crowned the 2018 Champion.


Keller looks to make series history on Friday. No driver has ever won both the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship and the DGR-CROSLEY Rookie of the Year Award in the same season. Keller has already locked up the DGR-CROSLEY Rookie of the Year Award going into Friday night. The rookie driver won the series event at Winchester Speedway on Labor Day Weekend, locking himself into the final four to compete for the Championship. Keller was the only final four driver to win an event during the 2018 season. 


Dossey III is the defending JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion, winning the championship in the first year the series used the Chase for the Championship format. Dossey III has had another great season with the series, getting two season high third place finishes. Dossey III had a straight away lead in the Winchester Labor Day Weekend event until a tire went down on lap 71 resulting in hard contact with the outside retaining wall ending his night.  The team came back and were the Lisa-Thomas Fast Qualifier Award winners at the series last at the Fall Brawl at Lucas Oil Raceway and came away with a seventh place finish, second highest of the Chase contenders.


15 year old Clancy Jr. had a rough start to his 2018 season, with three straight DNF’s, including battling for the lead in the Bristol Motor Speedway event, when another drivers contact took him out. Clancy Jr. tuned his bad luck around starting at Baer Field Raceway with a hard fought fifth place finish, then a third place finish at Auto City Speedway, another fifth place finish at Berlin Raceway and a sixth place finish at the Fall Brawl event, highest of the Chase drivers.


Chick has had an up and down season with some terrible luck, but put things together in the late season to come back and get in the Chase first, then fought off Chad Pendleton over the last several laps at Fall Brawl to race her way into the final four to race for the series Championship on Friday. Chick got a ninth place finish at Berlin that helped lock her into the Chase, then got a sixth place finish, her season best, at Winchester on Labor Day Weekend, which turned out to be the tie breaker that got her into the final four to race for the series Championship this Friday.



Four time event winner Travis Barden is entered. Braden won this event in 2011, 2014, 2016 and again in 2017. The 2016 Winchester 400 winner has six total series wins and is the only driver to win this event more than one time.


Besides the four Championship contenders and Braden, other top drivers entered include 2017 series Rookie of the Year and 2017 Winchester Labor Day winner Carson Hocevar, Jack Smith winner of this event in 2015, 2013 event winner Corey Deuser, 2017 Southern Super Series Champion Stephen Nasse who led 21 laps of this event last year and former ASA Racing Series competitor Robbie Pyle.


Things begin for the Winchester 400 Weekend with an optional load in, hauler parking and pit pass purchases on Thursday, October 11th from 3 to 7pm. Pits open on Friday, October 12th at 10:30am with rotating practice for all divisions beginning at 2:30pm. Second round practice and Group Qualifying for the Vore’s Touring Compacts and the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks New Star events will start at 4:15pm. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Lisa Thomas Salon qualifying will start at 6pm. Racing action will begin at 7pm with 8 lap heat races for the Vores Touring Compacts. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Season Championship Winchester 100 Presented by will be up next. The Vores Touring Compacts 25 lap feature will follow that. The CRA Late Model Sportsman and CRA Street Stocks 25 lap New Star features will cap off the nights racing action.


Pits open on Saturday, October 13th at 8am, rotating practice for all divisions will begin at 10:45am. Second round practice and Group Qualifying for the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and CRA Street Stocks will begin at 1:15pm. Qualifying for the ICAR Modifieds Run for the Gun will start at 3:30pm, EDCO Welding Pole Qualifying for the 47th Annual Winchester 400 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will begin at 4pm. The race program will begin at 5pm on Saturday with the ICAR Modifieds Last Chance race if needed. The 50 lap CRA Late Model Sportsman Series Season Championship event will be up next. The ICAR Modifieds 50 lap Run for the Gun will follow. The 20 lap Thunder Roadsters will be next. The 50 lap CRA Street Stocks Season Championship event will cap off this huge night of racing. The Annual Winchester 400 Party in the Pavilion will start in immediately following the races with live music.


On Sunday, October 14th pits will open at 9am. There will be an on track autograph session with all the 47th Annual Winchester 400 drivers starting at 12:30. Opening ceremonies will begin at 1:30 pm with the 47th Annual Winchester 400 taking the green flag at 2pm.


For those fans that cannot attend the Winchester 400 Weekend events, 51 TV Pay-Per-View will broadcast all the racing events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Winchester 400 Weekend. Purchase the live Winchester 400 Weekend broadcast now at


Winchester 400 Weekend will be featured in a National TV Broadcast on MAV TV thanks to the support of Vore’s Welding & Steel, VanDoorn Racing Development and Hamner Racing Engines. The event as a whole will air as part of Speed51’s Short Track America program.  The focus of the production will be centered on the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Winchester 400. Other series racing that weekend will also receive recognition and exposure in the broadcast, as well as the winners from each of those events leading up to the running of the main event…the 47th Annual Winchester 400.


Additional track and event information can be found at


More information on all the CRA series is available at

Glenn Luckett
Champion Racing Association
Office: (812) 883-0455
Cell: (812) 528-1622
Feature Events Highlight the Final Day of the 26th Autumn Colours Classic

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


There was a little bit of everything during the 26th running of the Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – at Peterborough Speedway. From cool Fall nights, to rainy afternoons and exciting action on the race track. This year’s edition had it all. Everything wrapped-up Sunday, October 7th with the final events for 7 different divisions that also served to clinch a trio of 2018 season championships.


Glenn Watson and Brandon Watson brought the Hoosier Racing Tire Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model starting field to the line to kick-off the day’s schedule. With 75 laps to settle the score, the family reunion was the perfect kick-off to a Thanksgiving Sunday of action. Glenn Watson took the lead early, but his nephew was working the inside line and claimed the top spot with 4 laps on the board. A yellow flag – for a backstretch incident – slowed the pace with 8 complete, but Watson was able to hold onto the lead and started working through the backmarkers at lap 15. With the pack running some strong, consistent laps Brandon Watson built-up a solid lead. A lap 37 caution – that turned into a red flag – for a 3rd turn crash that ended the day for Jordan Howse. The turning point of the event came along with a lap 60 caution. Watson’s car had been sputtering and he took the #9 ride to the pits. Glenn Watson took the lead on the restart, with the former Autumn Colours winner now working through traffic from the rear of the field. Glenn Watson took the $2500 win. Gary McLean – in his first career Super Late Model start – was second. Ryan Kimball, Brandon Watson and Gary Passer completed the top 5.


2018 track champion Ryan Oosterholt and Kris Khan brought the 28 car Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock starting field to the line for a 40 lap ‘A’ main. Oosterholt took an early lead, with Khan glued to his back bumper. The pace was slowed early, for a 4th turn issue with 6 laps complete. Oosterholt kept control of the pack on the restart, with a quartet of Peterborough Speedway regulars making-up the top 5. The #57 machine was working through the lapped traffic to perfect, all the while keeping Khan at bay. Not even a pair of late race caution flags – both for incidents in the 3rd – could keep deny him his first Autumn Colours win. Khan, Chris Tubman, Corey Strawn and Kyle Neumeister followed Oosterholt across the line.


Brandon Watson and Ryan Kimball were on the front row for the inaugural running of the Electric City 167. Watson set the early pace, with former NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion Cayden Lapcevich on his tail. The pair broke away from the field and had things well in control through the race’s first yellow flags on the 23rd and 64th laps. Lapcevich – who kept looking for a way around Watson – found it on a lap 67 restart, only to give the position back 4 laps later. A yellow flag for a 2nd turn issue led to the competition caution and gave teams the chance to refuel and check tires. Watson held the lead on the restart and worked his way around the slower traffic. While Cayden Lapcevich started to fade in the late stages, JR Fitzpatrick and Kimball mounted a charge to the front. The #84 took over 2nd after a lap 135 restart but surrendered it to Kimball less than 20 laps later. Each driver tried, but they could wrestle the race win from Watson. Lapcevich held on for 4th, with Ron Sheridan 5th.


With 50 laps of action on the table, Justin Holmes and Brandon Passer brought the Super Stock field to the Great Canadian RV green flag. The front row starters broke away from the pack, but there was plenty of action going on behind them. A hard-charging Dan Archibald – who started 7th – had made it up to 4th with just over a handful of laps complete. Several yellow flags prevented teams from finding their rhythm and a red – for a multi-car wreck in the first turn – created a 10 lap shootout for all the marbles. As the checkered flag flew, the initial front row starters were first across the line. Holmes and Passer were followed by Jason Lawrence, Matt Bentley and Ken Grubb to round-out the Super Stock top 5.


With the 2018 season point championship up for grabs, a pair of local favourites – John Baker Jr. and Kelly Balson – paced the OSCAAR Modified from the staging area for the 50 lap main event. JBJ took the lead early, with Balson looking to steal the spot; which he did by the 7th circuit. The first yellow flag flew a lap later, with title contender John Harper taking the 3rd spot on the restart. As lead duo ran through the backmarkers on lap 15, Harper took over 2nd. Caution flags on the 23rd and 32nd laps helped write a fresh page in the championship story, as Harper pitted to change a flat tire on lap 33. Cory Horner moved into 2nd as the lap counter showed 34 complete and survived a lap 37 red flag that blocked the entrance to the 1st turn. Even though he couldn’t keep Balson from an Autumn Colours Classic win, Horner captured the 2018 OSCAAR Modified title. Baker Jr., Shawn Chenoweth and AJ Emms were next across the line.


Andy Kamrath and Ryan Oosterholt showed the Jiffy Lube Mini Stock field the quick way around Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. Coming from 5th at the drop of the green, Warren Paxton made his way into the top 3 with a hat-trick of laps on the board. A red flag for a hard wreck in the 3rd turn brought things to a halt to check on drivers and clean-up the scene. On the restart, Paxton would continue his pursuit of Oosterholt – who was following Kamrath through the lapped traffic. After a lap 43 yellow flag for a 3rd turn issue, he was able to complete move but didn’t have enough time to catch Kamrath. Oosterholt, Nolan Gould and Corey Young were next across the stripe.


Front row starters Andre Fiorini and Wes Cuthbertson paced the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends starting field to the line for their 40 lap ‘A’ main. Fiorini – who won the first 2 races of his career earlier this season at Sunset Speedway – had as much as a 10 car advantage as the pack started to catch the tail end of the field with 11 laps complete. Matt Haufe moved into 2nd and was closing on the leader in lapped traffic, before taking over the top spot with 24 laps on the board. A pair of yellow flags – both for incidents in the 2nd turn – on lap 27 and 37 tightened the running order and allowed Kevin Foisy to take the win. Wes Cuthbertson, Haufe, Adam Cuthbertson and Dave Riopelle completed the top 5. Just by taking the green flag, Haufe clinched the 2018 Eastern, Western and All Ontario Legends Series championships.


All posted finishing positions are unofficial and subject to scoring review as well as post-race safety and technical inspection.


Bullring bullet points: A solid crowd help push the days 50/50 draw jackpot to nearly $1635.00, with Jim Robbins of Frankford, Ontario taking home the cash…Peterborough Speedway will conclude its 2018 schedule – Sunday, October 14th – with an afternoon of snowmobile and ATV radar runs and grass drags, presented by Lucas Oil Products. For complete details, see


Glenn Watson (#22) scored the Hoosier Racing Tire Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model Autumn Colours Classic win – Sunday, October 7th – at Peterborough Speedway.


To go along with his trio of 2018 track championships, Ryan Oosterholt (#79) picked-up the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock Autumn Colours Classic victory.


Brandon Watson (#9) was the best of a stellar field to claim the inaugural Electric City 167 – Sunday, October 7th – during the Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway.


Justin Holmes (#400) became the latest to wear the crown after claiming the Autumn Colours Classic Super Stock win – Sunday, October 7th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Local favourite Kelly Balson (#B10) picked-up the Autumn Colours Classic OSCAAR Modified checkered flag – Sunday, October 7th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Kevin Foisy (#57) grabbed the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Autumn Colours Classic win – Sunday, October 7th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
ACT / Labbé Enters ACT Season Finale at Thompson World Series
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on October 08, 2018, 01:40:53 PM »
Labbé Enters ACT Season Finale at Thompson World Series

Waterbury, VT – St-Albert, QC’s Alex Labbé is returning to his roots next weekend at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway. The former Série ACT Champion and current NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie has entered the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) World Series 75 on Saturday, October 13 as part of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.


Labbé will reunite with Larue Motorsports, with whom he competed regularly from 2013 through 2017, for the ACT season finale. It will be his first start in an ACT Late Model Tour event since the 2017 New Hampshire Governor’s Cup at Lee USA Speedway.


“We have next weekend off (from NASCAR), So Louis Larue asked me if I wanted to go run Thompson,” Labbé said. “I liked the track when I went there two years ago (with ACT). It’s a pretty fun track and a pretty challenging track. And it’s always fun to run that 48QC car with the Larue brothers, because we’re comfortable with each other, and the competition is pretty tough. So I thought it was a pretty good challenge — and with a weekend off, I had to do it!”


The 25-year-old is no stranger to success in ACT Late Models on either Canadian or U.S. soil. He won the 2014 Série ACT Championship as a driver and helped Larue Motorsports win the owner’s championship in 2015. He has posted 11 Série ACT wins, including two in U.S./Quebec combination events.


Labbé went on to win the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Championship. This season, Labbé has been competing full-time on the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Go Fas Motorsports. He sits 16th in series points entering this weekend’s event at Delaware’s Dover International Speedway.


The Quebec standout has one previous start at Thompson in 2016 when he finished seventh in the World Series 75. He hopes the experience he has gained on similar tracks since then will help him secure a win this time around.


“It’s a tough track,” Labbé noted. “The first time I went there, it was very different from everywhere else I’d ever raced. It’s actually a little similar to Darlington or a place like that where you have to run the wall and get high on the track. The track is really wide, but the groove is pretty narrow. But I think it’s a really fun track because there’s not a lot of margin for error. It’s a driver’s track. You’ve got to get your car dialed in really well and have a good setup, but it’s a tough track to drive even by yourself – and even more so in traffic when you’re trying to pass cars!”


The event will actually be Labbé’s second start for Larue Motorsports in 2018. He competed in the ACT-sanctioned Bacon Bowl 200 at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere on August 18, finishing second to winner Jonathan Bouvrette.


 “I really like short track racing,” Labbé said. “It was fun to come back to my roots – especially at a place like Chaudiere, where I’ve raced a lot before and which is pretty close to home. It’s always fun to drive these Late Models, because they’re a lot different than a big NASCAR Xfinity Series car. You’ve got to be a little smoother (in the Xfinity Series) because it’s a heavier car with radial tires. In a Late Model, you can drive the car just about as hard as you want for as long as you can. And Thompson is a place where you really have to run the track as hard as you can – it’s pretty hard to overdrive it. It’s a good challenge, and there’s always a really good field there with a lot of competition, so it should be a fun Saturday of racing.”


While the primary objective on October 13 will be to race and win, Labbé recognizes the significance of coming back to where he got his start. All in all, Labbé spent five full seasons and parts of two others running with ACT, and says the series is where he has learned the most about racing.


“It means a lot,” Labbé said. “This is where I grew up and built myself as a driver, so it’s always fun to come back to my roots and just race as hard as I can with tough competition. It’s what I love about ACT – it’s a touring series, and it’s really competitive, so there’s no lack of competition. I’ve always liked challenges. And the Larue brothers have helped me a lot in my career. I’ve turned a lot of laps and run a lot of races with them, so it’s always fun to come back, run in their equipment, and go after wins.”


Labbé will join the best of the American-Canadian Tour and the Thompson Speedway Late Models at the World Series 75 on Saturday, October 13. ACT will crown its 2018 champion as part of the 56th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing. The 3-day extravaganza features a total of 18 divisions and touring series from throughout the Northeast.


Qualifying on Saturday will begin at approximately 2:20pm. A 3-day general admission ticket for the World Series is $55 for adults and $50 for seniors, veterans, and active duty military. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free.


For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963,, or visit or

Michael R. Stridsberg
American-Canadian Tour
Media Director
(802) 244-6963 ext. 6
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on October 08, 2018, 01:39:45 PM »

Shell V-Power Racing Team drivers Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat took a fantastic podium finish at the Bathurst 1000 today, with teammates Fabian Coulthard and Tony D'Alberto strong Top 10 finishers.
Fabian Coulthard & Tony D'Alberto - No. 12 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Race 25 – 9th (Fastest Lap: 2m06.7526s (Coulthard)
Scott McLaughlin & Alex Premat - No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Race 25 – 3rd (Fastest Lap: 2m06.4118s (McLaughlin)
RECAP: The 2018 edition of the Bathurst 1000 was another race of attrition, of both man and machine. Both Shell V-Power Racing Fords got a good start, with Car No.17 started by Scott McLaughlin and Car No.12 started by Tony D’Alberto.

McLaughlin took his first stop on 17, when Premat got behind the wheel for the second stint of the race. Premat settled into fourth place on the road after the first round of stops, and began pushing in a sensational stint. He took Car No.17’s second stop on lap 34, during a safety car period where some debris was cleaned from the circuit. Premat moved to third, and then second when Triple Eight runners Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell lost a wheel on the pit straight. Premat then past the Erebus No.9 to take the lead for the first time.

Premat pitted from the lead on lap 57, after a sensational drive. Scott jumped into the car, though a slow pit stop for a brake change pushed McLaughlin down to eighth. Light rain started to fall through this section of the race, although not heavy enough to cause a change to wet tyres. McLaughlin worked his way to fifth before taking a fourth stop on lap 77, again switching with Premat. The Frenchman again excelled in tricky conditions, returning to pit lane on lap 94 to hand the car back to McLaughlin for the rest of the day. McLaughlin settled into seventh place behind Coulthard until lap 111, when Coulthard allowed his team mate by to attempt an attack on the leaders. He worked his way forward to fourth, and then was third when David Reynolds took an unscheduled stop as he struggled with cramping in his right leg. After McLaughlin’s final scheduled stop of the day he sat fourth, until a drive-through penalty forced Reynolds back to pit-lane, and out of contention for the race.

The last segment of the race was a green flag sprint, with McLaughlin behind Lowndes and Pye. It ended with McLaughlin taking his first Bathurst 1000 podium in third position, with Alex Premat alongside him. McLaughlin is now only 19 points behind Shane van Gisbergen in the Driver’s Championship.

Fabian Coulthard and Tony D’Alberto’s day was up-and-down. D’Alberto started the race and made positions off the start to pit the first time on lap 22 from 11th position. He stayed in the car and continued to drive fast and clean, settling back into 11th on the road. Tony stopped during the lap 34 safety car, handing over to Coulthard who moved up to eighth on the restart. Coulthard began to move forward, with additional speed over the pack. He moved to sixth place after Car 1 struck trouble, before pitting on lap 48, re-entering the track in clean air, and being able to push hard to set some fast times.

He moved into first place on the road during the fourth round of stops, and stayed there until another service on lap 68, handing the car back to Tony for him to finish his co-driver laps. Tony did a great job holding second place until he handed the car back to Coulthard on lap 92 for the run to the flag. D’Alberto reported an issue with the transmission in the car to the team, which would progressively get worse across the afternoon. Coulthard ran sixth in this stint, before handing position to McLaughlin and dropping to seventh. He took another stop on lap 115, before his final stop on lap 139. He got to ninth place after all the strategy played out, however was unable to move any further forward as he nursed the car to the finish. He is now seventh in the Driver’s points, with the team second in the Team’s Points.

COULTHARD QUOTE: “It was a long day! It certainly would have been nice to get a better result, but I can’t be unhappy. We moved forward, and that’s all you can really ask for. I think not having enough dry running earlier in the week really hurt us, and I don’t think our car was where it should be for a long race like that one. We worked so hard all weekend, and I’m so proud of all my guys, and all the effort they’ve put in. They’ve had three gearboxes in and out of the thing all weekend. Hopefully we’ll find one that we like for the Gold Coast! Everyone should stand proud, with their heads high – it’s great to see Scott and Alex up on the podium, and congratulations to them.”
MCLAUGHLIN QUOTE: “It’s very cool to get a podium here at Bathurst. It’s something that I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid, and to share the podium with Lowndesy was incredible. It was very intense up there, with the crowd chanting. It was something that I will cherish forever. Alex and the team did a stellar job, and now I can’t wait to come back and try for the top step.”

D’ALBERTO QUOTE: “I was happy with the start, got off the line really well and was able to hold my own againt many of the main game regular drivers there. That was our plan, and it worked out well. Both stints went well, and I had pace to stay with the leaders across my stints, which was good for me. We did what we could with what we had.”
PREMAT QUOTE: “It’s great to be back on the podium at Bathurst, always a great feeling to achieve that. The team worked really well together, and it is nice to get a reward for that. I’m looking forward to the next one.”
1. Shane Van Gisbergen 3276   
2. Scott McLaughlin        3257 -19
3. Jamie Whincup             2872 -404
4. Craig Lowndes 2787 -489
5. David Reynolds  2567 -709
6. Chaz Mostert 2288 -988
7. Fabian Coulthard 2282 -994
8. Rick Kelly 2242 -1034
9. Scott Pye 2182 -1094
10. Tim Slade 1970 -1306

1. Triple Eight Race Engineering (Whincup/SVG) 6148   
2. Shell V-Power Racing Team  5539 -609
3. Tickford Racing (Mostert/Winterbottom) 4066 -2082
4. Brad Jones Racing 3921 -2227
5. Erebus Motorsport              3886 -2262
6. Walkinshaw Andretti United 3778 -2370
7. Nissan Motorsport (Kelly/Heimgartner) 3636 -2512
8. Garry Rogers Motorsport 3035 -3113
9. Triple Eight Race Engineering (Lowndes) 2787 -3361
10. Nissan NISMO (Caruso/De Silvestro) 2582 -3566
V8 Supercars / Lowndes' Bathurst fairy tale, Reynolds left in tears
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on October 08, 2018, 01:39:07 PM »
Lowndes' Bathurst fairy tale, Reynolds
left in tears

A legend's fairy take and Greek tragedy delivered Craig Lowndes his seventh Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, and still on track to match, or beat, his mentor Peter Brock at the Mountain.

The 44-year-old Bathurst master scored win number seven in his last time at Mount Panorama as a full-time driver amidst sheer devastation for defending Champion David Reynolds.

Lowndes and Steven Richards won from Boost Mobile Racing’s Scott Pye and Warren Luff, with Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat third in the Shell V-Power Falcon. Luff is now third on the list of drivers for Bathurst podiums without a win, the fifth time he has trophied at Mount Panorama.

In heartbreaking scenes Reynolds had to withdraw from the race with severe cramping which also led to a late-race penalty when Lowndes and a podium was still in sight.

While Lowndes and Richards, who scored his fifth Bathurst win, celebrated a shattered Reynolds was next to tears in the Erebus garage.

“I am so, so devastated. We had the fastest car all day,” Reynolds said.

“My leg was cramping big time. When Lowndes passed me, I was 50 per cent throttle, I couldn’t tell whether I was on the brake or the throttle. I have never had anything like that before in anything I have ever driven. It was bizarre.

“Even the first 15 laps (of the last stint) I wasn’t mentally there. I was lost. My body gave up after that. I am just so disappointed for everyone involved. I just can’t believe it.”

The early strategies led to triple stints from the lead drivers in the back part of the race, with Reynolds reigning supreme until the famed lap 131, holding Lowndes at bay with 30 laps to go.

Then, boom. On lap 135 Lowndes got passed Reynolds, having slowly stalked him lap after lap. Complaining of cramp, Reynolds fell away from the Bathurst legend.

“It’s such a shame for Dave because they were the benchmark all weekend,” Lowndes said. “I wasn’t sure what happened but when we got the lead we weren’t going to give it up.”

Lowndes likened it to his victory in 2006 when he became the first to win the Peter Brock Trophy. This is the last time he will drive with long-time partner Steven Richards.

‘It’s almost like ’06 back again,” he said. “I just wanted to enjoy that last lap. I really cruised and enjoyed it for what it was, watching the crowd right across the top of the mountain.”

For Richards, victory, his second with Lowndes, was as sweet as ever.

“The fact of the matter is we do have a few years under our belts,” Richards said. “Old mate here was just cruising, one hand on the wheel, fantastic. He will be back next year and probably win another one.”

Erebus looked to sub in Youlden with one stop to go. Reynolds appeared to recover a little as his team worked out what to do, matching Lowndes lap for lap.

He came in, was given fluids to rehydrate but in the process and with his legs cramped he allowed his wheels to spin during the stop, which is an automatic drive-through penalty. Game over.

The cramp then got the better of him in devastating scenes when he had to pit again for the team to put in co-driver Luke Youlden to finish the race.

It put Pye into second and McLaughlin into third, as Lowndes had control of the race.

On the other side Jamie Whincup’s recent Bathurst heartbreak continued when his co-driver Paul Dumbrell lost a wheel on lap 40 when running second to Youlden.

Whincup and Dumbrell entered the race as favourites, having dominated the Sandown 500 last month and qualified second for the Great Race.

The Whincup/Dumbrell Holden was the third car to start from the top 10 and suffer dramas early in the 161-lap contest.

They held on for tenth ahead of Fabian Coulthard and Tony D’Alberto in the second Shell V-Power Ford behind James Golding and Richard Muscat, the Percat/Macauley Jones combination and Garth Tander/Chris Pither in the Wilson Security GRM Commodore.

 Chaz Mostert and James Moffat scored a strong fourth having been in the running all day, ahead of Shane van Gisbergen and fellow Kiwi Earl Bamber.


  1st – Craig Lowndes
  2nd – Scott Pye
  3rd – Scott McLaughlin   1st – Shane van Gisbergen (3276 points)
  2nd – Scott McLaughlin (3257 points)
  3rd – Jamie Whincup (2872 points)
Autobarn Lowndes Racing Media Release
Sunday 07 October, 2018
Bathurst 1000 - Race
Warm-up: 10th (Fastest Lap: 2:05.7656)
Championship: Fourth (2,787 points)
Craig Lowndes (#888) - Holden Commodore ZB

“What an amazing finish! To have all the problems we had earlier in the week and then for us to bounce back as a team was really good. I couldn't have asked for anything more to really have the track come to me at the end and for us it really was an incredible finish. I've never had such a big gap on the last lap to be able to enjoy it. Towards the end, your mind's thinking anything can happen. I started to smell rubber and thought something could be wrong, but it was (Tim) Slade. The crowd was immense, but Richo (Steven Richards) did a fantastic job and what an amazing finish to a great race."

Steven Richards

"Unbelievable, words cannot describe what's just happened. I'm just stunned! We know at this place anything can happen, but we've had a tough weekend on our side of the garage and when it came to it the boys really dug deep. There's been a lot of stress, but we just knuckled down and got on with it and this is an absolute credit to the Autobarn Lowndes Racing team. This win is really special to have the kids here. They thought it was a good luck charm not to have them here, so it's fantastic that they can be here for this."

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Filling the Final Event Fields for the 26th Annual Autumn Colours Classic

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Try as she might, Mother Nature couldn’t derail the second day of action at the 26th annual Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – at Peterborough Speedway.


The Saturday, October 6th schedule got rolling with the first of a pair of 20 lap features for the OSCAAR Pro Sprints. Bill Heatherton and Kevin Taylor brought the field to the green flag, with Taylor grabbing the early lead. His time at the front of the field was short-lived as the #15 of Jayden Riddle took over with just 3 laps on the scoreboard. Riddle hung-on for the win, with Daniel Hawn, Norm Newman, Ryan Battilana and James Stanley rounding-out the top 5. Just by starting the first feature, Hawn clinched the 2018 OSCAAR Pro Sprint point championship.


Next on the agenda was the second round of qualifying heats for the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stocks, with Kyle Neumeister, Cory Strawn, Ryan Oosterholt and Kris Khan sharing the checkered flags. 2-time Autumn Colours champion Jessica James scored a pair of Outlaw Midget preliminary rounds, with the others going to Nigel Buttivant and Mike Bradley.


OSCAAR Modified qualifiers went to John Harper, Anthony DiBello and Chris Milwain; while Colton Everingham, Matt Bentley, Frank Davey and Justin Holmes each picked-up a win during the second round of Super Stock heat race action.


‘B’ Main, last-chance qualifiers were needed to set the final starting spots in Sunday’s Jiffy Lube Mini Stock and Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock finals. Isaac Dippel, Gil Brooks, Robert Greenfield and Terry Woodley wheeled their way into the Mini Stock feature, with 2-time former track champion Jeremy Kelly, Russell Couture, Joshua Munro and Stephen Bierworth were added to the Bone Stock feature line-up.


Norman Newman and Daniel Hawn brought the OSCAAR Pro Sprint field to the line for their second 20 lap feature event. Hawn grabbed the lead early and would never relinquish the spot. At one point, he had nearly a straightaway lead over his closest competition. Jayden Riddle, Ryan Battilana, Newman and James Stanley followed Hawn across the line.


Following several practice sessions, the starting fields for the Hoosier Racing Tire Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model and Electric City 167 main events were set by time trials. Going away from the front row in the 75 lap Super Late Model feature will be Glenn Watson and his nephew Brandon Watson, while Brandon Watson and Ryan Kimball will lead the field to the green flag in the Limited Late Model/Pro Late Model headline event.


Saturday’s final order of business was a 25 lap feature for the Outlaw Midgets, with Ryan Brown and Jody Bound on the front row. Bound took and early lead, but it wasn’t long before Jessica James became a factor. The driver of the #2 machine was looking high and low in her march to the front and took the lead with 11 laps on the scoreboard. Just when it looked like she’d claim another Autumn Colours Classic win, she coasted to a stop on the track apron. Jordan Howse took control from there and scored the win. Bound, Adam Carrothers, Nigel Buttivant and Amanda McColl completed the top 5.


All posted race results are unofficial, pending scoring review and post-race technical and safety inspection.


Bullring bullet points: Saturday’s 50/50 payoff was worth $673.50 to Mike Ford of Walkerton, Ontario…Thanks to the co-operation of drivers, teams and visiting series officials, Peterborough Speedway staff was able to run off the second day’s events in a brisk fashion, leaving the Sunday schedule wide-open for main events. Track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse and his team extend their appreciation to the fans for their patience during the unavoidable weather delays.


For the final day of this year’s Autumn Colours Classic – Sunday, October 7th – pit gates will open at 10:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 11:30 and racing – beginning with the 75 lap Hoosier Racing Tire Outlaw Super Late Model feature event – taking the green flag at 12:30.


Full Autumn Colours Classic schedule information; along with the latest news can be found at or by checking the track’s Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.

Jordan Howse (#48) picked-up the Outlaw Midget Series feature win – Saturday, October 6th – at Peterborough Speedway.

Jeremy Kelly (#80) qualified for the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock Autumn Colours feature with a ‘B’ main win – Saturday, October 6th – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Opening Round of 26th Annual Autumn Colours Classic Hits the Record Books

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


With an early October chill in the air, the Peterborough Speedway pit area was packed with teams putting their equipment through its paces with the goal of securing main event starting positions in the province’s biggest asphalt racing spectacular. The 26th running of the Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval took the green flag – Friday, October 5th – with the opening round qualifying events.


Jiffy Lube Mini Stock teams ran a group of 8 lap heat races, with 2018 track champion Ryan Oosterholt and Andy Kamrath each taking a pair of checkered flags. The others went to Jace Gilbert, Corey Young, Dylan Homes and Warren Paxton. The 10 lap OSCAAR Modified preliminary rounds went to Gary Elliott, Kelly Balson and Shawn Chenoweth.


Gerrit Tiemersma, Brandon Passer, Tim Burke and Justin Holmes claimed the first round of Super Stock heats. Trailers Plus Ontario Legends opening rounds went to Kenny McNicol, Robin Jongen, Kevin Foisy, Adam Cuthbertson, Terry McClelland and reigning series and national champion Matt Haufe. Chris Tubman, Kyle Fetterly, Ryan Oosterholt and Kris Khan shared the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock wins.


In the annual Young Guns Races – presented by APC Auto Parts – Colton Everingham picked-up the Super Stock main event over Lane Zardo and Carson Nagy. Connor James – wheeling Nolan Gould’s #28 – scored a dominating Mini Stock win with Gil Brooks and Jake Watson completing the top 3.


All finishing orders are deemed unofficial and subject to scoring review as well as post-race technical and safety inspection.


Bullring bullet points: A 50/50 payoff of $435 went home to Roseneath, Ontario with Tamara Williams…With inclement weather a possibility for Saturday, track officials elected to add a second set of qualifying action for the Jiffy Lube Mini Stock and Trailers Plus Ontario Legend divisions.


The 26th edition of the Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – continues Saturday, October 6th. 2nd round qualifying, including time trails for the Hoosier Racing Tire Ontario Outlaw Super Late Models and Pro Late Model/Limited Late Model features. ‘B’ mains will be run for the Mini Stock and Super Stock classes, with qualifying and features for the Outlaw Midgets and OSCAAR Pro Sprints.


Pit gates are scheduled to open at 10:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 1:00 and racing at 3:30. Any weather-related changes to the proposed agenda will be advertised at and posted on the track’s Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.

A pack of Late Model teams work through the turn during the first day of Peterborough Speedway’s 26th Autumn Colours Classic. Action continues Saturday, October 6th with a 3:30 green flag.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
V8 Supercars / Jamie Whincup claims provisional pole for Bathurst 1000
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on October 08, 2018, 01:33:16 PM »
Jamie Whincup claims provisional pole for Bathurst 1000

Jamie Whincup has blasted himself into provisional pole position for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in an epic fight between the Supercars superpowers at Mount Panorama.

The four-time Bathurst Champion has made no secret that he is out to avenge missed opportunities at Bathurst by ripping ARMOR ALL provision pole from the clutches of defending Champion David Reynolds and qualifying specialist Scott McLaughlin at the death.

With just .17 separating first and third, blows were traded every lap. Whincup, aiming to complete a rare Sandown-Bathurst double, emerged the quickest, by a whisker.

The achievement was even more daring given it was the first time any of the field had been out in the dry after constant drizzle until midway through the day. Conditions are expected to be dry for the rest of the weekend and tomorrow afternoon’s ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout.

“I have done a lot of laps around this place but never without a practice in the dry before qualifying, with new tyres, just hanging on the edge,” Whincup said.

“That’s by far the quickest I have been around this place in a Supercar, couldn’t be happier.”

Whincup said he was not aware of the battle going on around him as Reynolds flew in his Erebus Penrite Holden and McLaughlin in the Shell V-Power Falcon.

“I had no idea what else was going on or what anyone else was doing,” he said. “I knew I had done a 4.3 and that there was a little more in it. I am just keen to watch the replay to see what happened.”

Whether that means Whincup is now the favourite, he wasn’t buying any of it.

“I am not one to make big statements like that,” said Whincup. “It’s an educated guess on setup because you just don’t know what to do. It’s the first time here in the ZB (Commodore) with so many mechanical changes in the car.”

The big guns traded blows through the entire session. First it was Reynolds who broke into the 2m:05s barrier, quickly followed by Whincup and McLaughlin.

James Courtney hovered around the top four, before he hit the top halfway through the session, breaking what at the time was a Ford 1-2-3 with McLaughlin, Chaz Mostert and Cameron Waters.

Courtney hit the top again by shading McLaughlin by .009s at one stage before Whincup struck back. Courtney finished that day in fifth after Shane van Gisbergen dropped into fourth in the late flurry.

Craig Lowndes broke into the ten late in the session to give himself a shot tomorrow while Waters was seventh with former Bathurst champ Nick Percat in eighth.

Reynolds’ rookie team-mate Anton de Pasquale jumped into the mix as well in ninth. Three-time Mountain king Garth Tander was the last into the shootout in tenth.


This year’s event marks 50 years since Holden’s first win at Mount Panorama, while fans will also can “Honour the Falcon” with Ford Australia announcing the Mustang will return to the grid from 2019, while there will be three new inductees to Supercars Legend’s Lane.

Fox Sports 506 has a dedicated, 24/7 Bathurst channel for race week.

Supercars and Foxtel will broadcast the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in 4K, making the sport the first in Australia to be televised in the highest possible resolution available in the country.

TEN and WIN will deliver over 21 hours of LIVE coverage on TEN and TEN HD from Friday to Sunday.

Tickets are still available through Ticketek.

For more information please contact Supercars Media
Flamboro Speedway / Flamboro Speedway – September 29, 2018
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on October 05, 2018, 10:22:09 PM »
Flamboro Speedway – September 29, 2018

As always, Frostoberfest did not disappoint as the entire Saturday afternoon and night of racing was filled with close action in all the attending divisions.

OSCAAR Modifieds

The magic for John Harper continues at Flamboro Speedway as he won the OSCAAR Modified Frostoberfest feature on Saturday night.

John Harper won the first heat ahead of Cory Horner, Jason Keen, Jason Bowden, Luke Gignac, Kelly Balson, Dan Price, Marshall Schrenk, and Tyler Di Venanzo.

Chris Milwain won the second heat ahead of A.J. Emms, Jase Cornell, Dale Reinhart, Jeff Showler, Gary Elliott, Shawn Chenoweth, David Balych, and Wally Wilson.

Kelly Balson won the third heat ahead of Elliott, Reinhart, Keen, Harper, Price, Cornell, Showler, and Di Venanzo.

Shawn Chenoweth won the fourth heat ahead of Gignac, Emms, Bowden, Horner, Milwain, Schrenk, Balych, and Wilson.

Come feature time, John Harper started pole ahead of Dale Reinhart, Cory Horner, Kelly Balson, Luke Gignac, A.J. Emms, Chris Milwain, Jason Keen, Jason Bowden, Shawn Chenoweth, Gary Elliott, Jase Cornell, Jeff Showler, Dan Price, David Balych, Wally Wilson, Marshall Schrenk, and Tyler Di Venanzo.

John Harper jumped out to the early lead ahead of Reinhart and Horner, but the caution would come out on the opening lap for Showler going around on the backstretch. Harper would get a good restart ahead of Reinhart, with Balson alongside Horner for third. Horner would get the spot, with Gignac getting alongside Balson for fourth, however the second caution came out on Lap 3 when Cornell would go around in turn two; Elliott was deemed an involved car.

Harper got another good restart ahead of Reinhart, with Horner and Balson once again side-by-side for third. Horner took the third spot on Lap 5 ahead of Gignac, with Chenoweth moving into fifth a lap later ahead of Emms and Keen.

The race would take a strung out approach through the middle portion, with nothing happening except for Milwain heading off the track with a problem on Lap 37. Chenoweth would catch Gignac for fourth, looking for a way by five straight laps. He wouldn’t be able to make it happen, though, as the pair made contact on Lap 41, causing Gignac to go around for the third caution.

The restart brought out the fourth caution as both Price and Balson went around in turn two. The second attempt was clean, with Harper getting a good restart ahead of Reinhart and Horner, as Emms and Keen battled for fourth. Horner would move into second ahead of Keen and Emms on Lap 44, when the caution would come out for Bowden going around on the backstretch.

Harper got a good restart ahead of Horner and Keen, with Emms getting alongside Keen for third with five laps to go. He would complete the pass a lap later, as Gignac moved back up into. The last lap would then have a piece of drama, too, with Bowden spinning Price in turn two.

John Harper got the win ahead of Cory Horner, A.J. Emms, Jason Keen, Luke Gignac, Shawn Chenoweth, Dale Reinhart, Gary Elliott, Jase Cornell, Dan Price, Jason Bowden, Marshall Schrenk, David Balych, Tyler Di Venanzo, Kelly Balson, Chris Milwain, Wally Wilson, and Jeff Showler.

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OSCAAR Hot Rod Series

Tyler Hawn put together another impressive OSCAAR Hot Rod Series season together, winning the Frotoberfest feature en route to his second straight championship.

Billy Alderson Jr. won the first heat ahead of Tyler Hawn, Marty Monette, Steve Book, Jeremy McLean, and Nick Clarke.

Dan Archibald won the second heat ahead of Jerry Broom, Derek Henderson, Adrian Foster, Douglas Fischer, and Rodney Rutherford.

The third heat didn’t start off well, with Henderson hitting the turn one wall. Marty Monette picked up the win ahead of Alderson Jr., Book, Fischer, and Rutherford.

Tyler Hawn won the fourth heat ahead of Archibald, Broom, Clarke, Foster, and McLean.

Come feature time, Marty Monette started pole ahead of Billy Alderson Jr., Tyler Hawn, Jerry Broom, Steve Book, Dan Archibald, Douglas Fischer, Adrian Foster, Nick Clarke, Jeremy McLean, and Rodney Rutherford.

The action started right away with Archibald, Foster, and Fischer going three-wide mid-pack, with contact sending Fischer through the infield grass. Marty Monette would grab the early lead ahead of Hawn and Alderson Jr., but the caution would come out on Lap 3 for debris.

Tyler Hawn would grab the lead on the restart ahead of Monette, as Archibald got alongside Alderson for third. The pair would make contact, with Archibald sliding into the frontstretch grass for the second caution at Lap 5.

Hawn would get a good restart ahead of Alderson and Monette, with Archibald back up to fourth as of Lap 7 after starting tail of the field. Archibald continued to move forward, passing Monette for third on Lap 9. Archibald would get alongside Alderson for second on Lap 12, completing the pass a lap later. The race appeared to have a green flag look to it till Lap 18 when the caution came out for Monette going around in turn four, collecting McLean in the process.

The restart would see a battle for the lead with Dan Archibald getting the top spot. Archibald would cross the finish line first, but was disqualified post-race in technical inspection. Tyler Hawn got credited with the win ahead of Billy Alderson Jr., Steve Book, Jerry Broom, Rodney Rutherford, Adrian Foster, Marty Monette, Nick Clarke, Jeremy McLean, and Douglas Fischer. Derek Henderson failed to take the green flag after his heat crash.

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OSCAAR Pro Sprints

For the second straight week, the OSCAAR Pro Sprints ran a pair of features. However, this time, it wasn’t one driver winning both of them.

Brian MacDonald started pole for the first feature ahead of Kevin Taylor, Bill Hetherton, Gary Triska, Larry Westwood, Tyler Cullen, Brody Rickwood, Shawn Stanley, Rob Summers, Norman Newman, Ryan Battilana, Jaden Riddell, and Daniel Hawn.

Kevin Taylor would take the lead on the initial start, with Triska in second. The shuffling would happen quickly, though, with Jaden Riddell moving into second on Lap 2, followed by taking the lead a lap later. Hawn would move into second ahead of Taylor, Triska, and Rickwood. Rickwood would get alongside Taylor for third on Lap 5, with Cullen alongside Triska. Rickwood moved into third on Lap 6 ahead of Cullen.

Race leader Riddell would run into a problem on Lap 6, beginning to slow. This would allow Daniel Hawn to take the lead ahead of Rickwood, Taylor, Shawn Stanley, and Battliana. Battliana continued to move forward, getting alongside Taylor for third on Lap 9, completing the pass a lap later. Meanwhile, mechanical problems continued to plague competitors as Newman slowed with a problem.

With 11 laps on the board, Cullen would make his way into the top-five. The progress continued as he moved into fourth on Lap 12, with Stanley and Triska taking Taylor three-wide for fifth. Triska got the spot as Hetherton slowed with a problem on Lap 14.

Daniel Hawn picked up the win ahead of Brody Rickwood, Ryan Battilana, Tyler Cullen, Gary Triska, Shawn Stanley, Rob Summers, Kevin Taylor, Brian MacDonald, Larry Westwood, Bill Hetherton, Norman Newman, and Jaden Riddell. Shawn Stanley failed to take the green flag.

Tyler Cullen started pole for the second feature ahead of Ryan Battilana, Brody Rickwood, Daniel Hawn, Gary Triska, Shawn Stanley, Rob Summers, Jaden Riddell, Brian MacDonald, Larry Westwood, Bill Hetherton, Norman Newman, Kevin Taylor, and James Stanley.

Ryan Battilana jumped out to the early lead, with Hawn slipping into second ahead of Rickwood. Daniel Hawn would then take the lead on Lap 2, with Battilana second ahead of Riddell, as Rickwood slipped back to fourth ahead of Cullen.

Further up the field, Riddell would get by Battilana to move into second, as Rickwood continued to run fourth ahead of Cullen. Jaden Riddell’s climb to the front would be complete on Lap 7, as he’d get alongside Hawn for the lead on Lap 8, taking the top spot a lap later. Battilana continued to run third ahead of Rickwood, and Cullen. The shuffling didn’t end there with James Stanley getting by Cullen for fifth on Lap 15.

Jaden Riddell picked up the win ahead of Daniel Hawn, Ryan Battliana, James Stanley, Tyler Cullen, Shawn Stanley, Rob Summers, Gary Triska, Brian MacDonald, Norman Newman, Larry Westwood, Kevin Taylor, and Bill Hetherton.

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Ontario Legends Series

Taking the lead in the early stages, Matt Haufe held on to score the Ontario Legends Series Frostoberfest victory at Flamboro Speedway.

Kenny McNicol Jr. won the first heat ahead of Joe Adams, Bryan Batty, Wes Cuthbertson, Terry McCelland, Cory Richardson, and Dawson Drimmie.

Matt Haufe won the second heat ahead of Kevin Foisy, Brandon Thurlby, Adam Cuthbertson, Don Arnott, Rick Eades, Jeff Forsey, and Andrew Massey.

The third heat featured a quick yellow on Lap 1 when Hayden Brown spun Robin Jongen in turns one and two. Josh Indig picked up the win ahead of Ray Janisse, Jongen, Shane Pollock, Brown, Mike Westwood, and Joe Sherman.

Wes Cuthbertson won the fourth heat ahead of McNicol, McCelland, Adams, Batty, Richardson, and Jeremy Coulter.

Matt Haufe went for the daily double ahead of Foisy, Adam Cuthbertson, Thurlby, Massey, Eades, Forsey, and Arnott.

Robin Jongen won the sixth heat ahead of Indig, Janisse, Brown, Westwood, Sherman, and Paul Perik.

A b-main feature would be used to set the tail of the field for the feature. Bryan Batty took the initial lead ahead of McCelland, Brown, Richardson, and Eades. Unfortunately, cars began to have issues as McCelland slowed on Lap 6, followed by Perik a lap later. Bryan Batty picked up the win ahead of Hyden Brown, Cory Richardson, Rick Eades, Don Arnott, Andrew Massey, Jeremy Coulter, Jeff Forsey, Joe Sherman, Howard Bentley, Paul Perik, and Terry McCelland.

Come feature time, Kevin Foisy started pole ahead of Robin Jongen, Kenny McNicol, Josh Indig, Matt Haufe, Ray Janisse, Wes Cuthbertson, Brandon Thurlby, Adam Cuthbertson, Joe Adams, Shane Pollock, Dawson Drimmie, Bryan Batty, Hyden Brown, Cory Richardson, Rick Eades, Don Arnott, Andrew Massey, Jeremy Coulter, Jeff Forsey, Joe Sherman, Paul Perik, Terry McCelland, Mike Westwood, and Howard Bentley.

The race did not open on a good note, with McCelland blowing the motor through turns one and two, laying down a trail of fluid in the process. After that was cleaned up, the second attempt to start the race would see a messy restart with cars going everywhere, including Brown driving over Drimmie’s fender. The third attempt was clean with Foisy taking the early advantage as Haufe got alongside McNicol for second. However, the third caution came out on Lap 3 for Westwood getting into the turn one and two wall.

Foisy got a good restart ahead of Haufe, with Jongen alongside McNicol for third. McNicol held onto the spot, with Indig rounding out the top-five. Matt Haufe would then make his way into the lead on Lap 5 ahead of Foisy, with Jongen back alongside McNicol for third ahead of Indig and Cuthbertson. The battle was cut short as the fourth caution came out on Lap 8 for Coulter spinning in turn one, followed by Drimmie spinning in turn two, with Forsey catching a piece.

Haufe would get a good restart ahead of Foisy and McNicol, with Jongen getting alongside McNicol for third on Lap 11 as Batty slowed with a problem. Jongen took the third spot a lap later, with McNicol fourth ahead of Adam Cuthbertson as Westwood pulled off the track.

The field would end up strung out, weaving through lap cars, with the only pass in the final laps in the top-five happening when Indig made his way by Adam Cuthbertson for fifth with two laps to go. The final lap wasn’t without drama, though, as Thurlby and Janisse would get together in turn two.

Matt Haufe got the win ahead of Kevin Foisy, Robin Jongen, Kenny McNicol, Josh Indig, Adam Cuthbertson, Joe Adams, Wesley Cuthbertson, Brandon Thurlby, Andrew Massey, Cory Richardson, Shane Pollock, Ray Janisse, Rick Eades, Dawson Drimmie, Don Arnott, Howard Bentley, Jeff Forsey, Hayden Brown, Joe Sherman, Bryan Batty, Terry McCelland, Mike Westwood, Jeremy Coulter, Paul Perik, and Parker Traves.

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Pure Stocks

Running up front with the leaders paid off for Phil Givens, who’d score the feature victory in the Pure Stock Frostoberfest feature on Saturday evening at Flamboro Speedway.

Kyle Neumeister set the quickest time in qualifying at 18.996 seconds, followed by Billy Schwartzenburg, Phil Givens, Leo Labarbera, and Courtney Scott. Mark Thorne was sixth, followed by Karl Sault, Clinton Kerkhof, Matt McCaig, Jared Bodnar, Andy Wheller, Michael Neumeister, John Cote, Scott Brooks, Chris Pendlebury, Ryan Hillar, Dylan Sharpe, Bill Rutherford, Russ Couture, and Andrew Packer.

Neumeister jumped out to the early lead ahead of Schwartzenburg and Givens, with Labarbera and Kerkhof side-by-side for fourth on Lap 2 ahead of Thorne, with Kerkhof moving into fourth on Lap 4 ahead of Labarbera. Unfortunately, McCaig’s run came to an end on Lap 16, as he ran into mechanical issues.

Givens was able to track down Schwartzenburg as they negotiated the lap cars, getting alongside him for second on Lap 18. He would complete the pass a lap later as Kerkhof continued to run fourth. The race’s first caution would come out three laps later for Wheller stopping in turn four with a problem.

Kyle Neumeister got a good restart ahead of Givens, with Kerkhof moving into third ahead of Schwartzenburg and Labarbera. Hillar’s race came to an end in dramatic fashion as he’d get up on the backstretch wall on Lap 28, bringing out the race’s second caution.

Kyle Neumeister got a good restart, holding off the field to cross the finish line in first-place. He would be disqualified in post-race technical inspection, though, stripping him of the win. Phil Givens was given the victory ahead of Clinton Kerkhof, Billy Schwartzenburg, Leo Labarbera, Mark Thorne, Jared Bodnar, Courtney Scott, Karl Sault, Michael Neumeister, and Chris Pendlebury. Dylan Sharpe finished 11th, followed by Bill Rutherford, John Cote, Scott Brooks, Russ Couture, Andrew Packer, Matt McCaig, Ryan Hillar, Andy Wheller, and Matt Young.

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Pro 4 Modifieds

Mark Lucas continued to add to his win total this season, picking up the Frostoberfest feature victory for the Pro 4 Modifieds at Flamboro Speedway.

Mark Lucas started pole ahead of Rodney Rutherford, Cliff Hodgkinson, Dave Hodgkinson, Shannon Morris, and Sean Carey. The first attempt to start the event saw a caution with Morris going around for a spin. The second attempt was clean with Cliff Hodgkinson taking the initial lead ahead of Lucas, Dave Hodgkinson, Morris, and Carey as Rutherford pulled off with mechanical issues. Lucas would track down Cliff for the lead, giving him a shot at Lap 5, keeping himself close all the way till Lap 10, when he made the pass to take over the lead.

Mark Lucas scored the win ahead of Cliff Hodgkinson, Shannon Morris, Dave Hodgkinson, Sean Carey, and Rodney Rutherford.

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Super Stocks

Shawn Chenoweth set the quick time for the super stocks at 16.297 seconds ahead of Ken Grubb, Carson Nagy, Brad Collison, Matt Bentley, Justin Collison, Randy Rusnell, Coltin Everingham, Bobby Mercer, Steve Book, Kevin Gallant, Steve Adams, Dan Archibald, Jerry Broom, Nick Clarke, AJ Miller, Rodney Rutherford, and Kevin Nicol. These drivers are all locked into the show via speed.

Mini Stocks

Andy Kamrath set the quick time for the Mini Stocks at 17.720 seconds ahead of Will Gibbons, Pat MacDonald, Wayde Thorne, Dylan Sharpe, David Gallinger, Jake Gilbert, Shawn Taylor, Billy Schwartzenburg, Brian Wilson, Gary Jones, Samantha Shaw, Jonathan Ayrton, Karl Sault, Erik Dalla Riva, Alex Hastie, Mark Klotz, Matt Young, Jason Tolton, Cory McAllister, Tom Eckenswille, Andrea Parsons, and John Istead. These 24 drivers are locked into the field for the event.

The b-main will see Dave Watchorn start pole ahead of Kyle DaSilva, Gillian Hils, Tyler Lewis, Mike Hooper, Mark DaSilva, Ken Townsend, Mark Thorne, Chris Pendlebury, and Calvin Gordon. When this event is run, the top-six drivers will transfer to the main event.

The twin 50 lap features were originally scheduled to run on Sunday, September 30, however the event was postponed due to rain. Instead, the double features will be run on Saturday, October 13. The drivers will start the event as listed above when the event resumes. If a driver does not return, everybody will move up a spot on the grid; essentially for the mini stocks, if a qualified driver does not return, the first non-locked in driver gets bumped in. Additionally, if any new drivers show up, they will start behind those who have qualified their way in.

Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for all the videos. Please subscribe to her YouTube channel at

Thanks to Mike Keiers for all of his photos. See a full album from Saturday at

As previously mentioned, the second half of Frostoberfest has been postponed to October 13, with twin 50-lap features scheduled for the mini stocks and super stocks. They’ll also be joined by the Pro Late Models for their Grisdale Triple Crown, which features triple 50-lap features.

Gate details and admission prices, along with the full schedule for Flamboro Speedway this season can be found on the track’s website at

Be sure to keep up with the latest by following the speedway on Twitter at and Instagram at

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