Then There Was One!
First off we would like to send our well wishes to Mike Podd driver of the #5 as last week he was involved in an accident at Flamboro breaking his leg. He is at home resting now and we wish Mike a speedy recovery and we're thinking of you!
Race 13 of the 2022 season is in the books for the Young Driver's Canadian Vintage Modifieds. With only one race left on the schedule teams are throwing everything at their cars to gain as many points in the standing as possible. But first we had to get through the nights action. With twin 25 laps on tap for the night the drivers would be busy.
In the first feature it would be the #42 of Steve Murdoch and the #43 of Jae Pepin starting on the front row for the first 25 lap feature. As the field dove off into turn one they would run down the back stretch with Steve Murdoch getting the early lead. On lap two Ricky Willigar would take over the top spot as the #42 of Murdoch would starting falling back in the field. First caution of the race would be for a spinning Rob Twitchett in the #44 getting hot into turn one before looping it. On the restart Ricky Would jump out to a lead with Darren McLennan who was subbing this week for T.J Marshall.
On lap 18 the #15 of McLennan would go for a spin bringing out the third caution of the race to re rack the field. When the green flew Ricky jumped out to a lead where he could settle in for the final few laps taking the win in feature #1 of the night with Rodney Rutherford and Quintin Murdoch would round out our podium.
During intermission drivers loaded their cars and headed onto the front stretch to give away some backpacks to some lucky kids as they go back to school on Tuesday. We had 22 backpacks to giveaway. Plus thank you to the Flamboro Speedway souvenir shop for donating a set of flags to give away. A lot of kids went home happy with new backpacks filled with goodies ready to hit the classroom. Have to thank all our amazing drivers for showing their support for the backpack giveaway. The club would like to extend a big thank you to Mike Thomson driver of the #16 Mini Stock, Kaitlyn Wallace driver of the #45 Mini Stock as well as Lisa Barton-Macrae for donating backpacks to the giveaway!
Once intermission was over it was time to get ready for feature two of the night. To lead the field to green it would be the #43 of Jae Pepin and the #14 of Scott Tonelli. On the drop of the green flag Tonelli wouldn't be able to hang to the outside of Pepin and would slowly start falling back allowing the #15 of Darren McLennan to slide into the second spot before getting past the #43 of Pepin. As the field would settle in and run their laps on lap 17 going into turn three the #14 of Tonelli would encounter trouble with the left front wheel bearing. He would bring the car to a rest bringing out the caution ultimately ending his night. On the restart the #15 of McLennan would fall victim to their not being an outside groove at Flamboro to work with and ultimately falling back to fourth after a strong showing in both features. Ricky Willigar would go on to take the victory on the night, sweeping the feature races. Quintin Murdoch and Rodney Rutherford would come home second and third to cap off the nights action.
Next up for the Young Driver's Canadian Vintage Modifieds will be September 24th for Championship Night brought to you by Flamboro Machine Shop. This will be the last time to catch the 2022 Young Driver's Canadian Vintage Modifieds in action. At intermission teams will be decorating their cars in support of Change 4 Change. A Mental Health initiative that directly helps Grand River Hospital Mental Health Unit. Catch us September 24th for Championship Night brought to you by Flamboro Machine Shop!