Can-Am Midget Sunset Speedway race notes

Sunday September 1st -- Sunset Speedway -- Mount Hope's Randy May finally found the winner's circle in the Castrol Can-Am Midget tour at Sunset Speedway after a couple of runner-up finishes this season. May passed early leader James Treadwell on...

Sunday September 1st -- Sunset Speedway -- Mount Hope's Randy May finally found the winner's circle in the Castrol Can-Am Midget tour at Sunset Speedway after a couple of runner-up finishes this season. May passed early leader James Treadwell on lap 3 and held off Bob Crawford for the win. With the 120 points for first, Randy stretches his lead to 50 points for third over fourth place point's sitter Andy Mackereth.

The Feature got underway on this Labour Day Sunday under clear skies with James Treadwell pacing the field and Todd Cresswell on his outside. The field took the green and diced for position into turn one but exiting the second turn, Todd Cresswell and Ken Lorenz touched slightly sending both cars into simultaneous pirouettes in front of the oncoming pack. Through skill and no shortage of good luck, neither car was hit and only Craig Mackereth had to spin to avoid contact. All three had to restart at the rear of the field.

On the ensuing restart, James Treadwell in his 66 machine, grabbed the early lead with Randy May and James Gray in pursuit. Treadwell, running very well on this day, could only hold off Randy May's 23 until lap 3 when May powered by. Treadwell held second for one more lap until Crawford, who had taken 3rd from the 82 of Gray the lap before, took over the position taking Gray, Adam Walsh and Jeff Riberdy with him.

The green flag stayed out as the top three ran in this order until lap 19 when Adam Walsh passed Gray for 3rd. The field stretched out as the restarted race ran from green to checkers with May taking the win by 5 cars lengths over Crawford followed by Walsh and Jeff Riberdy who took over 4th on the last lap from Gray. Gray rounded out the top five.

Pit Notes

Tyler Mackereth, son of Craig, made his debut in the second heat race finishing 5th. Craig re-qualified the car in the B Feature. Bart Adams also made his debut but struggled to get up to speed with the reworked MDM chassis. Jeff Riberdy lost a motor in the first warm-up, had to run the B Feature due to an oil leak in his heat race but still rebounded to finish an impressive 4th in the Feature. David Balych suffered more problems and was unable to take the green in the Feature.

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