OPC: Flamboro race summary

Flamboro to Thomson! Thomson takes third feature win of the year FLAMBOROUGH, ONTARIO - "Pretty good after a slow start, but it turned around pretty nicely," Dennis Thomson said after collecting his third feature win - in four rounds - so far...

Flamboro to Thomson!
Thomson takes third feature win of the year

FLAMBOROUGH, ONTARIO - "Pretty good after a slow start, but it turned around pretty nicely," Dennis Thomson said after collecting his third feature win - in four rounds - so far this year. "The DriveFit, Young Drivers of Canada car wasn't perfect today, but we were lucky enough to get a good inversion pill. We were lucky to stay out front - the boys were digging hard and I was fortunate to win that one."

Thomson's night got off to a slow start, when he suffered from a lack of fuel in the first heat. Rebounding strongly, Thomson took the win in heat two. The inversion pill gave Thomson the pole for the feature, and he went flag-to-flag to take the win - but it was anything but easy. "The competition level has increased ten-fold from last year," Thomson said. "We weren't on it today, and we nearly paid the price for it."

Second in the feature was Melitta Canada's Thane Woodside, who had a strong night by winning the first heat and moving from third to second in the feature. "Great to be able to finish close to Dennis. A real treat - enjoyed it," Woodside said after the race.

Third in the feature was Ken Nicholson in his International Truck and Engine Pontiac. "It was a long night, and the car seemed pretty good," Nicholson said. "I was a little aggressive getting out of turn two [in heat two] and got into the wall a little - it didn't do much for the paint, and it ended up with a broken axle. We thrashed to get it together for the feature. The International Pontiac - I was a little unsure at first - was working good. I got my place, stayed there and kept going."

Fourth in the feature went to the CARSTAR Monte Carlo, driven this week by Brad LeLiever. LeLiever filled in for the injured Russ Bond. Fifth went to Kevin Crowhurst, in his O'Connor's Distribution Dodge Intrepid. He was followed by NU-GRO 'Wipe Out' Dodge driver Josh Nicholson in sixth, Cameron Motorsports/Shift Ford driver Robert Wickens in seventh, apprenticesearch.com Dodge driver Tim Norris in eighth, Markham Driveline's Mike Bell in ninth and Danielle Wilson in her Da-Light Chevy Monte Carlo came home tenth.

Round 5 of the Ontario Pro Challenge Series is this Saturday night, June 26, at Sauble Beach Speedway.

Ontario Pro Challenge Points after four rounds. Dennis Thomson 257, Kevin Crowhurst 218, Tim Norris 201, Thane Woodside 200, Ken Nicholson 193, Danielle Wilson 169, Russ Bond 163, Josh Nicholson 140, Robert Wickens 130, Mike Bell 87, Brad LeLiever 45, Paul Eggleton 0.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mike Bell , Robert Wickens