By Clayton Johns
HEPWORTH, Ont. (August 24, 2015) – Steve Lyons (No.15 Sweers Custom Painting) used an early pass to take the lead from Cassidy March (No.25 H&M Auto) before he held off a swarm of drivers, including second-place finisher Steve Trendell (No.57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair), following a late race restart.
Dustin Hood (No.38 Doug’s Suspension) and March started on the front row for the 25-lap A-Main. March jumped to the early lead while Hood got the freight train treatment and was shuffled backwards, unable to get to the bottom lane.
Lyons took over the point just a couple of laps after the green flag and began to set a blistering pace. Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Young Drivers of Canada), Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Automotive) and Trendell all worked past March and began to track down Lyons’ No.15.
Lyons lead was erased following a minor caution, but he was flawless on the ensuing restart and regained his advantage. Second-place starting Trendell spun the tires on the restart and fell back to third as Riopelle advanced to the runner-up spot.
The yellow flag slowed the race again on lap 18 when Brian Atkinson (No.92 Performance Plus Automotive) and Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer Chevrolet) spun together in turn one. Lyons maintained the lead again on the restart as Trendell retook the second spot and Keen forced Riopelle back to fourth.
While Trendell fought to maintain pace with the race leader, he couldn’t challenge Lyons who cruised to the victory. The win was the fourth in a row for the No.15 car and five of the last six races.
In qualifying heat race action, Lyons claimed the win in heat one over Trendell by five car lengths while Atkinson won the second heat over Keen’s No.18.
The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds take a well-deserved week off before returning to Flamboro Speedway on September 5th for the Labour Day weekend. The series is excited to be a part of the track’s annual corn roast and is excited for the return of the CVM Mechanics’ Race following the night’s action. For complete event information, visit www.flamborospeedway.ca.
Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds – August 22, 2015 – Sauble Speedway
Feature (25 Laps – 13 Entries): 1. 15 Steve Lyons, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 18 Jason Keen, 4. 25 Cassidy March, 5. 00 Ron Easton, 6. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 7. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 8. 92 Brian Atkinson, 9. 19 John Karley, 10. 38 Dustin Hood, 11. 09 Brad Robertson, 12. 33 Ian Burney, 13. 36 Rick Schurr (DNS).
Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15 Steve Lyons, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 00 Ron Easton, 4. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 5. 38 Dustin Hood, 6. 33 Ian Burney.
Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 92 Brian Atkinson, 2. 18 Jason Keen, 3. 25 Cassidy March, 4. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 5. 09 Brad Robertson, 6. 19 John Karley, 7. 36 Rick Schurr (DNS).
Point Standings as of August 22 (Top-10): 1. 18 Jason Keen 651 points, 2. 57 Steve Trendell 650, 3. 88 Jeremy Riopelle 629, 4. 2 Ben Charbonneau 614, 5. 15 TJ Marshall/Steve Lyons 611, 6. 92 Brian/Joe Atkinson/Sean Gibson 552, 7. 25 Cassidy March 518, 8. 38 Dustin Hood 455, 9. 36 00 Ron Easton/Jason Bowden 437, 10. Rich Schurr/Steve March 419.
Winners To Date (2015 Season): 4 – 15 TJ Marshall (August 15 – Flamboro Speedway, August 1 – Flamboro Speedway, July 24 – Delaware Speedway, July 11 – Flamboro Speedway); 2 – 18 Jason Keen (July 18 – Sunset Speedway, May 23 – Sunset Speedway); 1 – 15 Steve Lyons (August 22 – Sauble Speedway); 1 – 92 Brian Atkinson (July 4 – Sauble Speedway); 1 – 2 Ben Charbonneau (June 20 – Flamboro Speedway); 1 – 88 Jeremy Riopelle (May 16 – Flamboro Speedway).
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The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 season is presented by a number of important corporate partners, including: Lucas Oil, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, B&B Decals, Flamboro Machine Shop, Wiersma Trucking, Young Drives of Canada, Georgetown Printing, MacMaster Buick GMC, Oakville Trailer & Auto Service, Oakville Auto and Diesel Machine Shop, Grisdale Racing Products, OKTANE Productions, and Clayton Johns Media.
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