By Randy Spencer – Rain unfortunately won out Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway, but not until after all the heat races were in the books. It was beginning to look like ladies night early as #81 of Sam. Shaw and #43 of Sarah Miskiewicz claimed victories in their 10 lap Mini Stock qualifiers. The Rabbit, #37 of Rob Hoskins continued his winning ways taking the other qualifier.
Saturday was to be the final race of the regular season for the Late Models and a lower than normal car count of just 11 cars made it out for the night. Top drivers continued their success as #8 Paul Howse took two heats with points leader #89 Shawn Chenoweth and the fiery #29 of Mike Bentley taking their heat races. The F4 Modified club celebrated the evening giving away two bicycles to some lucky young fans and #43 would hold off #63 Mark Lucas and the #8 of Craig Shaver for the heat victory.
With a tight race in points in all classes made for an exciting Thunder Car action. #10 Dennis Cybalski who is in contention, lost a wheel in warm up and was done for the evening. Current and three time defending points champ Randy “The Rocket” Rusnell finished second in his heat and #27 Kevin Albers who is a close second, won his qualifying race. #13 Brad Collison who hosted over 200 people from his various sponsors including his main sponsor, London Recreational, finished fourth in his heat to keep pace in third position.
Intermission excitement with the final King of the Hill Spectator Challenge with several cars and a couple trucks out for the trophy. Three of the cars spun out with one lightly tapping the wall kept everyone on the edge of their seat and holding their breath! The Mini Stock feature got under way but the rain which was forecast for a little later in the evening started and after only 9 laps, racing for the night was finished. The decision to run double features this coming Saturday for the Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks and F4 Modifieds will take place. The second Late Model feature is a non points event and is open to any Late Model cars that want to prime for Oktoberfest. The divisions will have there normal heat races and features to. The Canadian Vintage Modified club will make their final appearance of the year running heats and one feature.
Pit gates open at 2pm, grandstands open at 4pm and the green flag drops at a special early start time of 5pm. The annual racing extravaganza takes place in two weeks with racing on Saturday and Sunday October 2nd and 3rd. With many of the other local tracks finished for the year, many new cars are making it out, not quite ready to pack the car away until next spring. It will be the final night of regular season racing for the Late Models and the champion will be crowned. Very tight races in the Thunder Car and Mini Stock divisions will provide some exciting edge of the seat excitement. Randy Rusnell is in first by 22 points over Kevin Albers and 42 points up on the Brad Collison. The final week of racing, September 25th, proves to be exciting with the Can Am Midgets and Ontario Pro Challenge series appearing along with Thunder Cars and Mini Stocks.
Don’t miss any of the action with the thrills and spills of high speed racing action at Flamboro Speedway!!