August 20, 2011 - Brockville, ON – Greg Oakes took another giant step towards clinching another Ontario Dirt Late Model championship on Saturday night at Brockville Ontario Speedway. The Franklinville, NY driver led all 30 laps in taking the feature event and padding his lead atop the standings after the third race in the four race series.
Oakes started on the pole for the event, but it was far from easy as the early laps were caution filled. First Oakes had to hold off former Brockville track champ Lee Gill, who pulled alongside a few times but couldnt complete the pass before spinning off the track in turn 3. Then it was one time Brockville regular Dale Planck, for the final 20 circuits, who moved up quickly from his 9th starting position. The Natural tried the bottom, the top and everything in between but Oakes held on for the win. Chris Ross ran a consistent race for third in front of Carrey Terrance and Dale Glassford.
Kingston’s Mike Mainse picked his fourth win of 2011 in the Sportsman division. Mainse grabbed the top spot from Brian Copp on a mid race restart going into turn one and then blasted away from the field from there. Chris Herbison was second, while Dylan Evoy wrote the real story of the night. Evoy came together with Sheldon Hoogwerf in turn 2 early in the race sending him to the back of the pack. The Brockville teenager sliced and diced his way through traffic to finish third and hold off Herbison and Mainse in points chase as a result. Copp was a season best fourth with Steve Barber fifth. Herbison also had a good night winning the special fans pick the drivers Bangma Concrete, 1000 Islands RV dash for cash.
Kevin Fetterly Jr took the 15 lap honours for the Street Stocks. Fetterly picked up the top spot when the leaders car stopped under caution and then held off a good stiff challenge from Darrick Eaton. Corey White was a solid third in his maiden voyage at Brockville followed by Joe Woods and Nick Gauvreau. Jean Marc Larose won yet again in the 16 lap Rookie main, but not without feeling the heat from Chris Bakker who put in his best run of the season for second. Joe McNichols recovered late for third with early leader Ron Day and Trevor Gaucher rounding out the fast five. Brian Comeau led from start to finish in the 15 lap Vintage race. Jason Powers was second with the unretired Chico Dingwall coming through the field for third with Ryan Comeau and Paul Billings fourth and fifth respectively.
Brockville Ontario Speedway returns to action, next Saturday night, August 27th with the Patriot Sprints return to the fast quarter mile along with the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Rookies in the next to the last point night of the season. The green flag drops at 7 pm.
Ontario Dirt Late Models 30 laps: Greg Oakes, Dale Planck, Chris Ross, Carey Terrance, Dale Glassford, Phil Potts, Paul Grisby, Charlie Sandercock, Corey Earl, Andrew Hennessy, Jason Haskell, Keith Cameron, Greg Belyea, Jim Jones, Kyle Sopaz, Michael Ramos, Lee Gill, Adam Westg, Doug Ricotta, Joe Banks, Mike Lewis, Mark Glassford, Jeff Dayman, Brandon Mowat
Sportsman 25 laps: Mike Mainse, Chris Herbison, Dylan Evoy, Brian Copp, Steve Barber, Bruce Makinson, Jeff Phillips, Doug O Blenis, Roger Varacalli, Brandon Hagan, Billy Cook, Dana Aikins, Steve Billings, Shane Pecore, Corey Wheeler, Kenny Polite, Sheldon Hoogwerf, Rod McDonald, Dylan Breen, Ryan Robertson, Tabatha Murphy, Ryan Arbuthnot, Jessica Power, Ryan Poole, Doug Buzzell
Street Stocks 15 laps: Kevin Fetterly, Darrick Eaton, Corey White, Joe Woods, Nick Gauvreau, Derek Cryderman, Alex Gagnon, Ken Alie, Danny Mocibob, Daniel Vaillieres, Alain Groulx, Yan Labelle, Beau Miller, Nico Leblanc, Brock Cullen, Selena Simzer, John Gifford
Rookies 16 laps: Jean Marc Larose, Chris Bakker, Joe McNichols, Ron Day, Trevor Gaucher, David Seguin, John Stanley, Ben Bond, Tim Rhoden, Kurtis Daye, Brandon Henderson, Josh Kirkland, Samatha Henderson, Gabriel Mercier, Bob Ray, Dwight Feltham, Chris Lloyd, Corbin Miller
Vintage 15 laps: Brian Comeau, Jason Powers, Chico Dingwall, Ryan Comeau, Paul Billings, Steve Lackie, Ryan Arbuthnot, Denzil Billings, Wayne Riddell, Peter Stapper, Ryan Buzzell, Ken Sheffield, John Gibson, Kayla Charland, Eric Haggert, Phil Ross
Photos courtesy Henry Hannewyk