Merlin’s Steve Shaw Jr. won his first career feature race in the Tirecraft Mini-Mods on Saturday night.
Shaw Jr. started third and ran third until lap 14 when he took the lead.
Point Standings Updated, See Track Stats
Cottam’s Rob Quick had just taken the lead after running second for the first 13 laps but when he moved up the track to block Denis DeSerrano in turn two, Shaw dove to the bottom and got by both Cottam drivers and led the final six laps to take the checkered.
It was Shaw Jr.’s first feature win since August, 2006 in the Sport Stocks. He also won two features in the former Econo class.
His father - Steve Shaw - wasn’t as fortunate as Senior led the first 14 laps of the Windride Transportation Sport Stocks feature when pitted for a flat tire, allowing Merlin’s Eren Vanderiviere to take the lead as he won his third straight and track-leading eight feature win of the season.
Chatham’s Darryl Hoekstra continued his torrid second half by leading all 25 laps for his second Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modified feature win of the season.
Ridgetown’s Dale Glassford led all 15 laps, holding off Chatham’s Brad Authier, to win his sixth Lube Tech/Great Canadian Oil Change UMP Late Model feature in the last seven weeks, and his seventh overall.
Shawn Hope picked up his first career win in the Bomber class, getting by Chatham’s Chris Ellerbeck on the final lap.
James MacDonald ApexOne Photos (click on photos for larger views).
This Saturday is the day South Buxton Raceway’s Junior Fan Club members have been waiting for all season!
The Junior Fan Club PAR-TAY!
All of the kids in the Junior Fan Club are reminded to be at the track for the 3 o’clock start, with tons of games and activities, including everyone’s favourites - the Dunk Tank and Tug-O-War with the drivers.
And the drivers, of course, will have their cars to give every fan club member a ride around the track.
There will also be food and prizes.
Amy, Danielle and all of their helpers have once again done a tremendous job with our Junior Fan Club … who knows, some of these kids today may be the drivers of tomorrow!
Thanks to everyone who donated prizes for the party, and to all of those who bought raffle tickets last Saturday, as $350 was collected, with all proceeds going to the Junior Fan Club.
Congratulations to Gwen VanHooste, who won the necklace donated by Debbie Brush, and to Ward Parker, who won the tire-jack.
Points Standings Updated, click in Track Stats icon
The Junior Fan Club has had a lot of fun all year, especially the last couple of weeks, with the first Box Car Races on Aug. 3 (the second night is Sept. 7) and special thanks to Scott and Lisa Schives and the Schives/Gregg Haskell race teams for their bicycle and picture prizes to club members last Saturday.
Click on the ‘read more’ icon to see pictures from the last two weeks’ activities for the Junior Fan Club.
And thanks to our great track photographer James MacDonald, ApexOne Photo, for providing the pictures (click on photos for larger views).
It was a memorial night to remember!
Blenheim’s Andrew Reaume was scheduled to race in the North-South 100 at Florence Speedway in Kentucky, but instead traveled southwest to South Buxton Raceway where he put together a perfect three-for-three night, capped off by winning the first Gord DeWael memorial race in the Lube Tech/Great Canadian Tire UMP Late Models.
Reaume took the lead from Charing Cross’ Chris Ross and led the final six laps to pocket the $1,000 winner’s share.
Chatham’s Jim Jones and Brad Authier finished second and third, the only other lead-lap cars as only four of the 16 starters were still on the track when the checkered flag waved at the end of the 25-lap feature, which was slowed by 10 cautions.
Merlin’s Eren Vanderiviere led the final 15 laps to win his second straight and seventh feature win of the season in the Windride Transportation Sport Stocks class, as his Len Bryden memorial victory was his second in a row. Vanderiviere also won his heat and crack-the-whip for his third sweep of the season.
Cottam’s Denis DeSerrano went one better, completing his fourth three-for-three night including the Cory Schives memorial race in the Tirecraft Mini-Mods. It was DeSerrano’s sixth feature win of the season as he leads all drivers with 20 checkereds on the season.
The biggest surprise winner was Leamington’s Justin Coulter, who won the Brian Outhouse memorial race in the Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modifieds in his first night in a modified in two years.
Coulter chased leader Jeff Daniels of Merlin for several laps before taking the lead on lap 20.
Chatham’s Chris Ellerbeck won his first Bomber feature.
The night began with a moment of silence for long-time track worker Bernie Rombouts of Chatham, who passed away Friday night. Daniels represented all drivers with a tribute lap during the opening ceremonies.
James MacDonald ApexOne Photos (click on photos for larger views)