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Mission: Accomplished

This past weekend the Young Drivers Canadian Vintage Modifieds took on "Operation: Green Flag, Mission: Flamboro". The operation was a success and the club put on an amazing show. 23 cars showed up to take the green flag in Saturdays event. The lockdown format was in effect where cars could make adjustments to there cars during the break. If the cars made adjustments and went to their pits they would lose out on their spot and join back in at the back of the field. It was a jam packed day filled with racing that would excite the new and old. It was a picture perfect day for a race with the best drivers this club has to offer.

Mike Podd would win the pole for the event in qualifying and on the invert would start sixth where the #18 of Jerrid Morphy (#18) and Max Wright (#25) would lead the field to green. The field roared down the front stretch two by two going into turn one. Max Wright (#25) jumped out to an early lead with Morphy (18), Daryl Henwood (29), Ron Easton (00) and Mike Podd (#5) all double filed behind. the #29 car got pushed high in turn 4 and shuffled back letting Easton scoot by. On lap 6 as Wright and Morphy go into turn 1 Wright got tagged in the rear and around went the #25 bringing out the first yellow of the day. On the ensuing restart Morphy and Podd run side by side going into one and coming off of turn 4 Morphy was able to clear the #5 of Podd and took the lead. Just a couple laps later trouble would happen for the #19 of John Karley as his car went hard into the outside wall going into turn 1 where the car slide up the wall with the right side of Karleys car rode on top of the wall before the back end of the car swung around coming off the wall in the middle of turn 2. "GForce said they wanted a show, here's your show!" Karley said in an interview with GForceTV after climbing from his damaged car. John was running third at the time before the accident. After the clean up it was Morphy and Podd on the front row with 10 laps to with the #5 jumping out in front of the #18 before just a lap later there was a spin coming out of turn 2 the #53 of Jeff Kells, #39 of Bill Pearsall and the #24 of Rodney Rutherford with the #39 of Pearsal turned around rolling his car backwards down the back stretch. On the restart it was Podd, Morphy, Marshall, Barton Klotz your top-5. Marshall made his way to second on the restart around Morphy and was hot on his tail while a spinning Dale Lucas went around in turn 4 but no caution came out as Lucas was able to keep the car rolling. with just 5 laps to go Marshall was on the tale of of Podd going into one where Podd went in too hot and spun bringing out the caution. T.J Marshall led the field at the break with Jerrid Morphy 2nd, Mike Klotz 3rd, Jeremy Barton 4th, Max Wright making a comeback through the field finishing 5th at the break. 6th was Mike Podd recovering from his earlier spin. 7th Was Jason Bowden, Bill Pearsall 8th, #42 of Steve Murdoch 9th and 10th was Rodney Rutherford in his #24.

When the caution came out for the halfway break the cars would come down pit road for the "Lockdown Challenge" teams could either go to their pits or head back all the way down to turn 4 and get ready for the second half of the event. It gave teams to possibly gain or lose spots at the break. All teams stayed put and drove down to turn 4 and waited on the intermission to complete to go back racing.

The field rolled out for their second segment and when the green flag flew the defending champ T.J Marshall jumped out to a lead with 2,3 and 4th battling it out. on lap 6 of the second segment the #7 car of Jason Bowden went around in the middle of 3 and 4 bringing out the caution once again. On the restart it was Marshall, Morphy, Wright and Klotz the front two rows. With 11 laps left in the race the #00 of Ron Easton went around bringing out the caution once again bunching up the field for another restart. With 7 laps to go we had a battle for second as the #25 of Max Wright and the #18 of Jerrid Morphy as Max drove in hard and made his car stick to get around the #18. With 5 laps to go the caution came out once agin for the #42 of Steve Murdoch who went around in the middle of three and four. The green flag flew with 5 laps to go and Marshall assumed his spot at the top with Wright making a charge but couldn't stay with him as he battled with Morphy and Barton for the second, third and fourth spot in the final laps. Top 5 P1 T.J Marshall, P2 Max Wright, P3 Jerrid Morphy, P4 Jeremy barton, P5 Rodney Rutherford.

Your Finishing order of the event;

P1: #15 T.J Marshall

P2: #25 Max Wright

P3: #18 Jerrid Morphy

P4: #24 Rodney Rutherford

P5: #39 Bill Pearsall

P6: #7 Jason Bowden

P7: #8 Rick Willigar

P8: #30 Dale Lucas

P9: #29 Daryl Henwood

P10: #42 Steve Murdoch

P11: #46 Mike Klotz

P12: #33 Chance Isherwood

P13: #5 Mike Podd

P14: #00 Ron Easton

P15: #53 Jeff Kells

P16: #19 John Karley

P17: #17 Joe Arsenault

P18: #80 Amanda Stoner

P19: #07 Michael Kenny

P20: #03 Wayde Thorne