Three drivers will have great starting positions to defend their 2013 mid-season championship victories on Saturday night at South Buxton Raceway.
Leamington’s Joel Dick and Merlin’s Eren Vanderiviere will have front-row starting spots while Cottam’s Rob Quick will start in the second row in their divisions on Mid-Season Championship Night.
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Two drivers ended long feature win famines while two others continued their hot streaks on Saturday night at South Buxton Raceway.
Essex’s Doris Lajeunesse and Ridgetown’s Jason Haskell both won their first feature races since the 2010 season - Lajeunesse in the Tirecraft Sport Stocks and Haskell in the Westside Performance Plus UMP Late Models.
Leamington’s Joel Dick won his eighth Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modifieds feature in the 10-week season while Blenheim’s Brett Hope won his third Tirecraft Mini-Mods feature in the last five weeks.
Windsor’s George Rock earned his first career checkered flag, winning the Autotech Bombers feature.
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Glenn Styres has a collection of trophies and checkered flags from his many trips to South Buxton Raceway over the last 12 years.
But one thing was missing from his mantelpiece - a feature win trophy.
The owner of Ohsweken Speedway finally conquered South Buxton on Saturday night with his first career feature win on the 3/8th-mile ‘D-shaped’ oval in front of a crowd of more than 2,000 fans for the Southern Ontario Sprints.
“This track is so difficult to drive, I told my crew chief (Steve Moulton) last night, I was practising in my mind how I was going to run, and it’s that corner that hassles you every time you come here,” Styres said, pointing to turn four and the entrance to the sweeping front stretch of the ‘D.’
“Tonight, Steve had it set up right, the car was sweet to drive,” Styres said.
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