Buxton Welcomes Shootout For Season Grand Finale
The 10th Canadian Fall Shootout will feature six divisions of racing on Friday and Saturday nights at the 3/8th-mile ‘D’ oval.
The highlight will be Saturday night’s 10th Late Model Shootout and seventh Modified Shootout 35-lap feature races.
There will be heat races earlier Saturday to set the fields for the feature races, with pays $3,000 to win in the Late Models and $2,000 in the Modifieds.
The Late Models and Modifieds will also run heats and feature races on Friday night.
Drivers from across Ontario and the Great Lakes states will join South Buxton’s Westside Performance Plus UMP Late Models and Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modifieds regulars in the two-day Shootout.
American drivers swept the 2014 shootout.
Brian Ruhlman, of Clarklake, Mich., won the Modified Shootout for the fifth time in its six years running.
Eric Spangler, of Lake City, Mich. won his first Late Model Shootout.
Only three local drivers have won Shootout championships.
Blenheim’s Andrew Reaume is a three-time winner and Charing Cross’s Chris Ross won once in the Late Models while Louisville’s Jim Fletcher won the 2012 Modified Shootout.
South Buxton’s Tirecraft sponsored divisions will be support classes – the Sport Stocks on Friday and the Mini-Mods on Saturday. Both will run heats and 20-lap feature races.
The Dowler Karn- RayMac Distributing Topless Sprints will be support classes Friday and Saturday, with 25-lap feature races each night.
South Buxton’s Go-Kart Club will also be in action with a special show on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Special two-day admission packages are $35 for adults (17-59), $30 teens (13-16) and seniors (60-over); and $20 children (ages 6-12). Single admission prices for Friday are $18 adults, $15 teens-seniors and $10 children; and Saturday $25 adults, $18 teens-seniors and $12 children. Kids five and under are free.
Pit admission is $35 on Saturday, $25 on Friday or $55 for a two-day pass. Raw camping is available, $20 for the weekend.
Sunday is the rain date.
The gates open at 4 p.m. each day. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.
Check the track’s website www.southbuxtonraceway.ca or its Facebook page for updates in case of weather issues this weekend.
The payouts are also available online.