South Buxton Raceway’s annual Mall Show is this week, Thursday through Sunday at the Downtown Chatham Centre.
Several cars from South Buxton’s five classes as well as Carts from the new Wednesday night Cart Series will all be on display.
The Mall is open 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 12 noon.-5 p.m. on Sunday.
South Buxton Raceway’s 2015 schedule is available on the ‘home bar.’
The season will feature two visits by the Southern Ontario Sprints and one by the Ontario Topless Sprints.
South Buxton Raceway is also working on two dates to bring in the Ontario Vintage Cars.
Autograph Nights have been spread out over five dates, with one class per night.
South Buxton Raceway will also feature ‘go-kart racing’ on Wednesday nights. More details will come in the near future.
The annual Mall Show is March 19-22. Any drivers who want to display their cars at the Downtown Chatham Centre is asked to contact Sherry Lemesurier ASAP; as only a limited number of spots are available.
And, South Buxton Raceway will soon have a revamped website.
The fans came to watch the big boys in the Late Models and Modifieds, but it was the youngest driver that stole the show.
Jake Hooker, a 14-year-old rookie from Chatham, won the Sport Stocks feature race in Saturday’s Canadian Fall Shootout at South Buxton Raceway.
American drivers won the main events, as Brian Ruhlman, of Clarklake, Mich., won his fifth career UMP Modified Shootout feature and Eric Spangler, of Lake City, Mich., won his first in the UMP Late Models.
But it was Hooker’s win that was the most memorable for the nearly 2,000 fans as he avoided a rash of accidents to park in Victory Lane for the first time.
“It’s pretty crazy, I didn’t think I was going to win a feature this year, I was happy just winning a heat race,” the young teen said, as his only checkered flag in his rookie season came in a June 21 preliminary race.