Saturday August 24th -- Flamboro Speedway -- Sutton West's Bob Crawford captured his second win of the season on the Castrol Can-Am Midget tour. Bob started on the pole but had to pass early race leader Todd Cresswell for the win. Bob held of the...
Saturday August 24th -- Flamboro Speedway -- Sutton West's Bob Crawford captured his second win of the season on the Castrol Can-Am Midget tour. Bob started on the pole but had to pass early race leader Todd Cresswell for the win. Bob held of the challenges of Adam Mackereth and Adam Walsh to take the win. Both of Crawford's wins this season have come at the Flamboro 1/3rd mile oval. With his 3rd place finish and the subsequent DNF of title challenger Jeff Riberdy, Walsh opens up a 180 point lead with 3 races remaining.
The green flag dropped on fan appreciation night at Flamboro Speedway with the 10 of Bob Crawford on the pole but it was Todd Cresswell starting from the outside of row 1 who took the lead into the first corner. Cresswell in the 3, held off Crawford for the first 2 circuits before the race was halted by a red flag. Exiting turn 2, the 12 of David Balych found himself without any racing room and had to breath the throttle. The slowing Balych was clipped from behind by the 1 of Colin Turnbull who slid down the backstretch before coming to a stop with a gentle roll on his wing. Balych also stopped in the middle of the backstretch facing the wrong way. Both cars were able to continue at the rear of the field after the red.
The field was back to green with Cresswell on the point. Crawford was on his bumper followed by the 40 of Andy Mackereth and the 74 of Ken Lorenz. Walsh in the 49 was also in the mix as well. As the laps ticked off, Crawford found his way past Cresswell taking Mackereth with him. Walsh was now up to third and putting the heat on Mackereth for second. The caution flew with 6 to go when Lorenz spun coming off of turn 2.
The 6 lap shootout to the finish saw Crawford take the win ahead of Mackereth, Walsh, Paul Smith in the 28 and Cresswell. Smith won the B Feature and did well to finish 4th after starting 13th in the main.
The TQ's are back at it this Sunday at Sunset Speedway in Stroud, Ontario.
Curtis Friesan made his debut start for the Can-Am Club finishing 14th in the feature. Andy Mackereth had a good night claiming second place but also pulled to within 10 points of third place in the points standings held by Randy May. May failed to finish for the first time this season.
Heat Winners: Bob Crawford, Andy Mackereth
Arlington Crane "Dash for Cash" Winner: Randy May
B Feature Winner: Paul Smith
1. Bob Crawford -- Sutton West, Ontario
2. Andy Mackereth -- Etobicoke, Ontario
3. Adam Walsh -- Brantford, Ontario
4. Paul Smith -- Cambridge, Ontario
5. Todd Cresswell -- Newmarket, Ontario
6. Craig Mackereth
7. Dave Macintosh
8. James Gray
9. Curtis Nichols
10. James Friesan
11. Ken Lorenz
12. David Balych
13. James Treadwell
14. Curtis Friesan
15. Earl Caine
16. Jeff Riberdy
17. Randy May
18. Stefan Haas
19. Colin Turnbull <pre> Points after Flamboro, 3 races to go
Driver CAR# Points Adam Walsh 49 2216 Jeff Riberdy 6 2036 Randy May 23 1951 Andy Mackereth 40 1941 Bob Crawford 10 1771 Todd Cresswell 3 1725 Ken Lorenz 74 1705 Craig Mackereth 43 1655 James Gray 82 1620 Colin Turnbull 1 1618 Paul Smith 28 1517 Curtis Nichols 55 1383 Earl Caine 69 1206 James Treadwell 66 1171 David Balych 12 1151 Stefan Haas 20 1145 Dave Macintosh 90 1121 Chris Ralph 59 904 Dan May 7 579 James Friesan 52 377 Stewart Friesan 51 274 Kelleigh Lang 99 170 Phillip Caine 67 150 Neal Cox 70 141 Chris Bandalion 34 109 Wayne Turnbull 59 107 Curtis Freisen 51 99 Mark Sammut 1 50