Updated With Friday’s Ohsweken Result
The Tornado and Batman will be at South Buxton Raceway tonight.
The Tilbury Tornado - Kyle Patrick - and Batman - Ridgetown’s Adam West - will both be in the field when the Southern Ontario Sprints make their first of two trips to South Buxton.
Ontario’s longest running dirt sprint car series - which ran its first ever event at South Buxton in 1996 - also raced Friday with the Corr-Pak Sprint series at Ohsweken Speedway.
Both Patrick and West raced at Ohsweken in Friday’s Southern Ontario Sprints vs. Corr-Pack Challenge.
Patrick finished fourth and West 10th in the ‘A’ Main, won by Steve Collins, of Belfast. N.Y., his first career victory.
Patrick went into the night fourth in the Corr-Pak division standings, 47 points behind Glenn Styres.
Patrick finished third in last Friday’s (June 27) feature at Ohsweken. Earlier in the night, Patrick won his heat race.
He finished a season-high second on June 13 and has two heat-race wins and a ‘B’ main to his credit.
Although he doesn’t race regularly with the SOS, Patrick has tasted success with the series.
He was the 2003 SOS rookie of the year and a four-time race winner, including a victory at South Buxton in 2005.
Tonight will be Patrick’s second visit to South Buxton this season.
He finished second in the Ontario Topless Sprints feature on June 7.
Friday marked West’s third race night of the season.
West finished sixth at an SOS feature at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne and 12th in the June 13 Corr-Pak feature at Ohsweken.
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Andrew Reaume is too young to remember when Don Hendricks was a dominant driver at South Buxton Raceway.
But even the Hall of Famer Hendricks would have tipped his hat to Reaume after his dramatic last lap pass for the win on Saturday night.
Reaume waited until the final turn on the last lap to get around Dale Glassford to win the annual Don Hendricks memorial race for the Westside Performance Plus UMP Late Models.
“This means a lot, I know the stories my dad (Brett) tells, he was one of the greats” Reaume said of Hendricks, a three-time track champion who last raced in 1985 and died 10 years later at the age of 48.
Reaume won the 2007 and 2008 track championships and has raced primarily on the Ohio Late Model circuit the last five years.
When the 30-year-old Blenheim native returns to race at his home track, it is usually a checkered night.
Reaume has won his last four appearances at South Buxton in a Late Model – all in someone else’s car.
Saturday’s win was his second this year, both driving for Chatham’s Erick Walker.
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Memorial races always seem to bring out the best in Dale Glassford.
The Ridgetown driver will be looking for his third straight Don Hendricks memorial feature win this Saturday at South Buxton Raceway when the Westside Performance Plus UMP Late Models honour the Hall of Fame driver.
“When there’s special nights like this, it means that much more to win,” Glassford said.
The Late Model points leader is already one-for-one in memorial races this season as he took the checkered in the inaugural Gord Gotelaer feature on June 7, in honour of the former Ridgetown driver who died May 19, 2013 at the age of 76.
The Late Models will also run memorial races for Gord DeWael on July 26 and Rick Haskell on Aug. 30 for the Late Models.
Drivers Standings updated, click on Track Stats icon.