The Point Standings are updated. Please go to Track Stats icon and click on 2013 Standings.
The line-ups for this Saturday’s Championship Races for the Tirecraft Mini-Mods, Windride Transportation Sport Stocks and Bombers will be according to points at the conclusion of their heat races.
All championship races will be extended by five laps.
There will be no crack-the-whip races for the Mini-Mods and Sport Stocks, since these races would have no bearing on the Championship Race line-ups.
Drivers must have raced on three (3) race nights during the 2013 season to be eligible for the Championship Races in Sport Stocks and Mini-Mods as well as the Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modifieds and Lube Tech/Great Canadian Oil Change on Sept. 21.
There will be non-points races for the Mini-Mods, Sport Stocks and Bombers on Sept. 21.
Fun Night will include Mechanics, Powder Puff and Staff races, along with Hot Dog races, Grudge races.
Other special races that night, including the possibility of features being run in the opposite direction, are being considered.
Lower pit and grandstand prices will also be announced.
Ticket information for the annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Chatham Banquet Hall (former CAW Hall on Merritt Ave.), will also be announced.
The pits open at 4:30 p.m., grandstand at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. this Saturday on the first of two Championship Nights.
And a reminder, there is no racing on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Brad Authier led all 20 laps to win his second Rick Haskell memorial race for the Lube Tech/Great Canadian Oil Change UMP Late Models on Saturday night.
It was Authier’s first feature win of the season.
Gregg Haskell, whose father Rick is the memorial race’s namesake, finished second while brother Jason Haskell was seventh.
Chatham’s Eren Vanderiviere clinched his third straight Windride Transportation Sport Stocks season points championship by winning his ninth feature of the season.
Merlin’s Joey Brosseau swept his three races in the Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modifieds as a substitute driver for Wheatley’s Justin Mills.
Brosseau took the lead from Merlin’s Brad McLeod after a lap-10 restart and led the final 15 laps for his third feature win the season.
Cottam’s Rob Quick won his second straight and fifth Tirecraft Mini-Mod feature of the year.
Chatham’s Ryan O’Hearn won the Bomber feature in his season debut.
Photos by James MacDonald, ApexOne Photo (click on photo for larger views)
Gregg Haskell is on the verge of a second straight season points championship, but he would gladly trade places with second-place Dale Glassford.
Or to be more specific, trade cars with Glassford.
The Chatham native will have his hands full on Saturday night at South Buxton Raceway, attempting to win his dad’s memorial race for the first time while holding on to his shrinking points lead atop Lube Tech/Great Canadian Oil Change UMP Late Models.
Haskell takes a 48-point lead over the Ridgetown native Glassford into tonight’s action, highlighted by the annual Rick Haskell Late Model memorial feature, a race held in honour of Gregg’s father Rick, a long time track worker at South Buxton who died of a heart attack at the age of 51 in 2007.