Tonight is a big night for fans.
It’s our second Cheap Night, with half-price grandstand admission, plus free popcorn and $1 hot dogs.
Admission is only $6 for adults (ages 17-59); $5 for seniors (60-over) and teens (ages 13-16); $2.50 for children (ages 6-12); and free for 5-under, as always.
This is South Buxton Raceway management’s thank-you to you, the fans, for your support all season.
And at intermission, fans can go on the track at intermission to meet all of the drivers on our second Autograph Night.
Many drivers have ‘Hero Cards’ to sign and give out to fans. And don’t forget your camera or camera-phone to get your pictures and selfies with your favourite drivers.
The grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.
Division Standings and Checkered Flag stats are updated under ‘Track Stats’ icon.
Two drivers have opened up double-digit leads atop their divisions at South Buxton Raceway.
Leamington’s Joel Dick has been in double digits since the end of June atop the Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modifieds as he has not let up after going five-for-five in feature wins in May.
His 10th feature win of the season last Saturday has given Dick a 117-point lead over Belle River’s Mario Toniolo, which amounts to a full-race night lead as the most points a driver can accumulate in a single race night is 105.
Shrewsbury’s Jim Dale Jr. and Merlin’s Brad McLeod, a pair of eight time track champions, are third and fourth in the standings, 147 and 266 points, respectively, behind the leader.
Blenheim’s Jeff Schives was second in the Autotech Services Bombers class going into the July 19 race night but has opened a 113-point lead over Chatham’s Chris Ellerbeck over the last three weeks.
Schives leads the class with six feature wins and 13 checkered flags.
Eren Vanderiviere has a comfortable 70-point lead over Steve Shaw as Merlin drivers lead the Tirecraft Sport Stocks standings.
Vanderiviere is looking for a fourth straight season championship.
Kingsville’s Rob Young, who won his second feature last Saturday, is third in points, 107 back of Vanderiviere.
Cottam’s Rob Quick has gone from third to the points lead in two weeks, thanks to five straight checkered flags including back-to-back feature victories.
Quick leads Blenheim’s Trevor Jones by 22 points and is 68 points ahead of Blenheim’s Brett Hope, whose disqualification on July 26 dropped him from the lead to third place.
The closest points race is in the Westside Performance Plus UMP Late Models, where Chatham’s Jim Jones has a slim 10-point edge over Ridgetown’s Dale Glassford.
Eight-time track champion Brad Authier is 64 points off the lead and two-time reigning division champion Gregg Haskell, of Chatham, is 22 points behind Authier.
Lozon’s No. 66 passes test
Tyler Lozon’s No. 66 car has been declared legal after passing tech inspection on Thursday.
However, Lozon still receives no pay or points and is still stripped of his feature and heat race wins from this past Saturday night for refusing to have his car inspected at the conclusion of the race night.