Close Finishes Highlight Hot Night At Sauble Speedway


By Doug Townsend Sauble Speedway

Sauble Beach ON- On what could be called the hottest night temperature wise for racing this season drivers strapped in and gave fans some racing to match with a few hard hits, tight racing and a couple go for broke moves, one which worked and one that did not.

This past Saturday saw the return of regular Late Model racing at The Beach and the drivers were ready to put on a show in their new double feature format voted on this year and with a couple of past track champions filling in driving everyone knew they had to bring their “A” game.  In Feature one it would be Jason Parker doing the driving honors in the 10 Gibson Motorsports car jumped to the early lead and he never looked back.  Back in the pack there were a number of battles, with 72 Junior Farrelly out battled the 88 of Tim Schreinert for second allowing Farrelly to close on Parker but he just couldn’t get there.  In the end it would 10 Jason Parker from Paisley for the win 72 Junior Farrelly from Guelph for second and rounding out the top three would be  17 Josh Stade from Chesley.  In Feature two of the night it would again be the 72 of Junior Farrelly in the mix battling with leader 37 Marvin Freiburger most of the race but it would be a bold gamble by Farrelly going into corner 3 and 4 on the last lap that would decide the outcome.  Trying everything he could to get past Freiburger Farrelly would drive it deep into the corner making contact with 37 Freiburger and as they both lost grip and began to spin Freiburger was able to collect it and keep his forward momentum going and out run the rest of the pack as 72 Farrelly spun out.  Top three for this feature were 37 Marvin Freiburger from Walkerton, second 10 Jason Parker from Paisley and third 26 Scott McTeer doing the driving for Bridge Racing.

In Four Cylinder action the streak of 17 Kevin Bridge from Kincardine would finally come to an end but not without some hard racing.  With a number of former top finishers starting near the rear of the field everyone knew they would be charging fast, but in racing it only took a few quick cautions to reshuffle the lineup and move people through the field setting up a great finish for this one.  After things had sorted themselves out by half way it would be the 51 of Craig Kamrath from Allenford in the lead with 17 Kevin Bridge doing the chasing in second.  Although Bridge would stay right on Kamrath’s back bumper he could not find a hole big enough to allow him to take the lead and in the end would settle for second place for the first time this year.  Rounding out the top three would be 7 Paul Boyd from Harriston in his first night behind the wheel in 2016.  Heat winners were 10 Will Gibbons with two and Kevin Bridge and 1 John Vandyk from Annan each with one.

Bone Stocks although lite on car count put on some great racing as all the cars were very competitive.  In the end it would end up being a clean sweep for 277 Ray Flynn from Clinton taking both heats plus the feature. Rounding out the top three in the feature would be 1 Matt VanDyk from Annan and 92 Michael Newmister from Stratford.

Action in the Junior Late Models came down to some late race excitement just like the other Late Models.  This time it was 7 Ty Cavallin from Owen Sound looking to revenge last week’s troubles when leading he came up to lap a car with 88 Tyson Schreinert from Ayton closing in on him.  Cavallin would choose one line through traffic with Schreinert choosing another and in the end Schreinert guessed correctly being the first past traffic to take the white flag and go on for the win.  Cavallin would come in second with 25 Zenas Johnston from Wiarton rounding out the top three.  Heat winners were Schreinert and Cavallin each with one.