OPC: Robert Wickens Flamboro race notes

Wickens seventh at Flamboro! Robert Wickens in the thick of the Pro Challenge action at Flamboro Speedway FLAMBOROUGH, ONTARIO - Etobicoke's newest resident, Robert Wickens had an eventful night in round four of the Ontario Pro Challenge Series...

Wickens seventh at Flamboro!
Robert Wickens in the thick of the Pro Challenge action at Flamboro Speedway

FLAMBOROUGH, ONTARIO - Etobicoke's newest resident, Robert Wickens had an eventful night in round four of the Ontario Pro Challenge Series at Flamboro Speedway on June 19th.

"The first heat went good. I made it up to fifth from eighth, " Wickens said of the first heat race. In fact, Wickens went wheel to wheel with two-time champ Dennis Thomson in the early laps. "It was cool to race Dennis. He had a problem towards the end of the heat, but it was fun while it lasted."

Wickens started tenth in the second heat, and moved all the way up to sixth before getting involved in an intense battle with Josh Nicholson. As the two young drivers went into turn three there was contact, and both cars suffered damage. Wickens lost the nose, and front fender off his Cameron Motorsports/Shift Ford Taurus and that sent him to the pits. "I was on the outside of him and he didn't see me there - his radio had come unplugged. It made a big mess of both cars - that's for sure."

Wickens crew did their best to patch up the Cameron Motorsports/Shift Taurus for the feature. At the start, Wickens held ninth position, before moving up to seventh at the checkered flag. "In the feature, the toe was out, and it just had a huge push from the start. I had to slow down so much in the corners - I was just junk..." Wickens said. On the good side, Wickens is competitive in the highly competitive Ontario Pro Challenge Series. "I am looking forward to the next race as I can start where I am supposed to for the rest of the year. I think it is a good rule that the rookies start at the back for their first three races - I have learned a lot back there. Now I am ready to race closer to the front."

Wickens next Ontario Pro Challenge Series race will be on June 26th at Sauble Beach Speedway.

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