The Velocity Weekend at Sunset Speedway played host to OSCAAR and their fans. When the final checker flag waved the fans left the track a little sun burned and with the racing fix that only OSCAAR can provide. If fans like side by side racing, battles for the leads, seeing accidents as they cheer for their favorite driver then OSCAAR gave them what they needed.
Dickies Outlaw Super Late Models presented by London Recreational Racing:
Eighteen Outlaw Super Late Model teams signed in for the opening round of the 2015 season. Early in practice three teams suffered engine problems. The issues unfortunately ended the weekend early for the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma and the #89c of Shawn Chenoweth. The #39 of Shane Gowan was able to load up the primary car and make the trip back to the shop to grab his backup car for the 53 lap Lucie Awylin Memorial feature event. Tyler Hawn was also a victim of motor issues, sidling the team for the weekend after the second heat race. The Saturday qualifying action saw Rookie of the Year Contender #29 Sean Grosman pick up his first checker flag in his first official race. Picking up the other heat wins were the #17 of Kevin Cornelius, #22 Glenn Watson and #07 Todd Campbell. The 53 lap main event lined up with the #07 of Campbell and #b10 of Kelly Balson sharing the front row. It would not take to long for things to get exciting, and a yellow flag fever took over the race. The biggest accident was midway through when the #8 of Paul Howse, #70 Mike Beyore, made contact ending Mikes race after leading laps early in the event. By lap 16 the #17 of Cornelius had made his way to the front and was able to hold off all challengers to claim victory in the Lucie Awylin Memorial. In victory lane Kevin graciously donated back the extra sponsor money to a fund in Lucie’s name that is set up to help other families that have suffered losses. Kelly Balson and his #b10 recorded his series best finish with a second place finish, and has given indication to his fellow competitors he is ready to challenge for the championship. Todd Campbell also tied his series best finish with a third place run given that team the early season boost it needs. The Outlaws are off for a week before heading to Flamoboro Speedway for round 2 of the 2015 season.
Lucie Awylin Memorial Feature Finish: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius, 2nd #b10 Kelly Balson, 3rd #07 Todd Gordon, 4th #82 Corey Jones, 5th #40p Charlie Gallant, 6th #51 Mike Bently, 7th #13 Gary Passer, 8th #8 Paul Howse, 9th #39 Shane Gowan, 10th #27 Roy Passer, 11th #4 Jay Palumbo, 12th #29 Sean Grosman,, 13th #70 Mike Beyore, 14th #84 JR Fitzpatrick, 15th #22 Glenn Watson, #42 Tyler Hawn dns, #7 Derrick Tiemersma dns, #89c Shawn Chenoweth dns
Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger Points: 1st #51 Mike Bently 10pts 2nd #39 Shane Gowan 9pts 3rd #82 Cory Jones 8 pts 4th #17 Kevin Cornelius 7 pts 5th #13 Gary Passer 6 pts