Can-Am Barrie Speedway report 2001-09-08

Barrie Speedway, Barrie Ontario -- Cambridge's Colin Turnbull took full advantage of the rain rescheduled feature this Saturday night posting his second win of the year in the Castrol Can-Am Midget series. Turnbull starting out of the six hole,...

Barrie Speedway, Barrie Ontario -- Cambridge's Colin Turnbull took full advantage of the rain rescheduled feature this Saturday night posting his second win of the year in the Castrol Can-Am Midget series. Turnbull starting out of the six hole, grabbed the lead on lap 7 and held off a determined Bob Crawford and 3 other cars for the win. With the win, Turnbull moves up to 7th in the points standings from 9th. It was a satisfying win for the team after losing no less than two motors during last weekend's doubleheader. Larry Turnbull and the rest of the crew must be commended for their hard work and tireless effort.

James Treadwell in the #66 car led the field to green on the tight Barrie bullring but it was outside polesitter David Balych in the 12 that got the early jump taking Bob Crawford from 4th with him. Crawford in the 10 car, shadowed Balych and took the lead on lap five with Colin Turnbull and Craig Mackereth slipping by also. Crawford led for two laps before Turnbull in the bright yellow 1 car,made the winning move on lap 7. The top three opened up a bit of a gap of the fourth place car of Balych who was under pressure from both Jeff Riberdy and Andy Mackereth. Both soon made their way by. A couple of cautions slowed the precession as Earl Caine and rookie Chris Ralph got together in turn 2. Jim Johnstone Jr. also had a quick spin in turn 4 to bring out the yellow.

Back to racing with Turnbull still on top with Crawford on his bump now followed by Riberdy in the 6, Craig Mackereth in the 43 machine and brother Andy in the 40. With two to go, Crawford made a stab up the inside of turn 3 on Turnbull but couldn't pull off a clean pass so backed out to settle for second. The top five stayed in the order until the checkers flew. Points leader, Adam Walsh finished sixth and now holds a 32 point lead heading into the final race of the season this Sunday at Kawartha Speedway.

Pit Notes

James Gray had to change a motor after practice but still finished a strong 8th in the main. Jeff Riberdy broke a panhard mount after the checkers in the heat races making contact with the turn 1 wall. Jeff was fine and the car was repaired to take the show position in the feature. Rookie Curtis Nichols had an electrical gremlin sideline him during the line-up for the feature and couldn't take the green from his allotted 3rd place starting position.

Heat Winners

Andy Mackereth, David Balych

B Feature Winner

Randy May <pre> A Feature Results 1. 1 Colin Turnbull -- Cambridge, Ontario 2. 10 Bob Crawford -- Sutton West, Ontario 3. Jeff Riberdy -- Newmarket, Ontario 4. 43 Craig Mackereth -- Brampton, Ontario 5. 40 Andy Mackereth -- Etobicoke, Ontario 6. 49 Adam Walsh 7. 12 David Balych 8. 82 James Gray 9. 23 Randy May 10. 74 Ken Lorenz 11. 3 Todd Cresswell 12. 97 Ted Bois 13. 21 Jim Johnstone Jr. 14. 66 James Treadwell 15. 90 Dave Macintosh 16. 14 Dan Smith 17. 99 Kelleigh Lang 18. 59 Chris Ralph 19. 69 Earl Caine 20. 55 Curtis Nichols

Top Ten in Points

1.      Adam Walsh 2448 ***
2.      Jeff Riberdy 2416 ***
3.      Andy Mackereth 2301 ****
4.      Randy May 2269 *
5.      Jim Johnstone Jr. 2266
6.      Craig Mackereth 2145
7.      Colin Turnbull 2133 **
8.      Bob Crawford 2111 *
9.      Ken Lorenz 2110 **
10.     Todd Cresswell 2085

* Feature Wins

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