Sportsman Series Barrie race notes

Shawn McGlynn wins Saturday's CASCAR Sportsman Series race at Barrie Speedway BARRIE, ON - On Saturday night at Barrie Speedway, Shawn McGlynn earned his second career CASCAR Sportsman Series victory. The Kitchener, ON racer started on the pole...

Shawn McGlynn wins Saturday's CASCAR Sportsman Series race at Barrie Speedway

BARRIE, ON - On Saturday night at Barrie Speedway, Shawn McGlynn earned his second career CASCAR Sportsman Series victory. The Kitchener, ON racer started on the pole for the 100-lap feature race and led all but one lap en route to the checkered flag.

The event was the third Sportsman Series race of the season, and the second of the summer at the 1/3-mile Barrie-area tri-oval. And as was the case for the July 2 race at Barrie Speedway, the winner was hounded throughout by defending Sportsman Series champion Dion Verhoeven, who went on to finish second after a spirited challenge.

Hometown favourite Ron Lethbridge set the fastest lap of the race in his Cash Advance / Fuel Genie Dodge and earned the third and final podium position. In the end, the top five finishers came home in the positions they had started the race, although the running order was scrambled throughout.

McGlynn earned the pole position by posting a time of 14.255 seconds during qualifying. The effort was a new Barrie track record for the CASCAR Sportsman Series. Near the two-thirds point of the race, with Verhoeven all over leader McGlynn, the pair got together in turns 2 and again in turn 4.

As the lead duo struggled to regain control, Verhoeven's McRoberts Pontiac crossed the start/finish line ahead of McGlynn's Ford. But the lead was short-lived and McGlynn quickly reclaimed the top spot and he went on to take the checkered flag 1.073 seconds in front of Verhoeven. Eastern Ontario racers Dave Connelly and Steve Munro came home behind Lethbridge, all on the lead lap, to complete the top five finishers.

The next race for the CASCAR Sportsman Series takes place Saturday, Sept. 2 at Cayuga Speedway Park, as part of the Labour Day Classic Weekend.

-credit: cascar

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Shawn McGlynn , Dave Connelly