Great Night of Racing at South Buxton Raceway
After countless rain outs, finally Mother Nature decided to give the fans a nice sunny Saturday Night. The drivers gave the fans a great night of racing. The first feature of the night was the Auto Tech Sales and Service Bombers Championship Feature Race, and it definitely began with heart stopping action. It was a nail biting photo finish as the 00 of Morgan Dale finished fourth against thirteen year old Kyle Gill #87. Nick Glassford #60 was the second place winner, “I was pretty happy with the way we finished, we had top racers all around us” Glassford said surrounded with family. First place went to a very excited Jamie Beaulieu #6, “couldn’t get any better” Beaulieu said in the Winner’s Circle surrounded by crew, “It (the car) was faster than normal, I’ve been racing the same car for three years, I’m surprised it’s still together”. Beaulieu thanked his crew, and also expressed concern and thankfulness knowing VanHal had been unharmed during the caution which resulted in VanHal’s car landing on its roof. All top three finishers received a trophy.
Saturday night’s Westside Performance Plus Late Model race was dedicated to the late Rick Haskell and all three of his boys (Gregg Haskell –RH21, Patrick Haskell RH99 and Jason Haskell RH94) were ready to race. Brad Simpson was the race leader for an amazing 18 laps. Simpson managed to maintain his lead despite a few cautions which occurred behind him, one of which included Patrick Haskell. It was lap 18 when race champion Gregg Haskell took and maintained his lead. An excited Haskell climbed out of his car in the Winners Circle with emotional family and crew members all waiting to celebrate. “I am fantastic”, Haskell told Track Announcer Dean Outhouse after being asked how he felt. Gregg, who was hoping fellow racer and brother Jason would take the win this year, said he was “being patient and took his time”. Haskell thanked his very dedicated crew and family for helping him win this race for the third year in a row. The Haskells beaming Mother Deb, was very proud of her boys. She said was “praying, that one of them would win it. I’m Happy and want to thank everyone for their support. I’m so glad that all of my children can participate in this”.
Tilbury Auto Recyclers sponsored Saturday nights Tire Craft Mini-Mods race and had trophies for the top three finishers. Elliot Wilton #1 collected third place, “we’re getting a little quicker, took us a little while to get the car to handle properly with the new power. Tonight was pretty good, we were tight before and tonight we were a little loose so hopefully next week we take the win” Wilton told track announcer Outhouse. Brandon Windsor #70 took 2nd place, “It was a beautiful track, I ran out of laps to pass Jones” Windsor said before thanking family and crew. Trevor Jones #27 – who is no stranger to the Winners Circle took home the first place trophy. Jones was thankful for the support of his crew, family and the track.
“We’ll be going hard” Mark Glassford #90 said of the Schinkel’s Gourmet Meat Modified feature race, during his nephew’s bomber interview. Glassford, who began the race in 6th position made his way to the front of the pack in lap 13. He was able to maintain his lead despite some cautions and for the second time this year, landed himself in the Winner’s Circle. He collected his second trophy thanks to last night’s race sponsors: Tilbury Auto Recyclers. Joel Dick #9 claimed the second place trophy and Clayton Smith #313 took home the third place trophy.
Doris Lajeunesse after taking the lead in lap 4 was the Tire Craft Sports Stock Feature Winner.
By Kerri Wright.