On Sunday night the cars and stars of the Can-Am Midgets made there way to yet another full crowd, at Sauble Speedway! With a few additional drivers stopping by including Bob Bailey, Daniel Hawn and a rare visit from former champ Daniel Bois (driving the #40 Andy Mackereth prepared machine).
Luc Munsie and rookie Paul Harrison (making his first front row start) showed the way for the 15 car field for the start of Feature #1. Munsie who made some wholesale changes the night before, made a few extra ones prior to the race and held the lead for the first 7 laps before a hard charging Brandon Hauck took over the top spot. The race went green to checkered (caution free) with Hauck picking up his first win of the 2019 season. Darren Dryden finished 2nd and David Miller scored his first ever podium finish in the Can-Am Midgets, bringing his #11 machine home 3rd.
With only a 20 minute break between races, changes to the cars had to be made quickly. And some were caught by surprise when the horn blew to get lined up for Feature #2.
Cassidy March took his first pole of the season, and started along side Paul Harrison once again. March held the lead for the first 3 laps, until Daniel Hawn in the #42 sailed past the #44 car and into the lead. Caution flew to the wind for the first time of the night, with a spin by David Mathers in turn #1. On the restart Daniel Bois had moved himself up to the 2nd position and was looking hungry for the lead, when he and Daniel Hawn made contact going into turn one sending the #40 car for a spin. At this point Ryan Fraser was up to 2nd and looking for his second victory of the weekend. On the restart Fraser slipped by Hawn, bringing along the extremely fast #12 of Darren Dryden. It wasn’t long before Dryden took over the lead for the final lead change of the race on lap 10. Pulling away, and never looking back, Dryden wins, a hard charging Brandon Hauck came home 2nd and Ryan Fraser rounded out the top 3.
Dryden thanked all the fans for coming out and supporting, not only the Can-Am Midgets but local short track racing as a whole. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be able to do this. As well as all the hard work that father John and Steve Garry have been putting together to make the car go fast. Lastly but not least, his sponsors,
Xpert Transmission & Total Car Care
Durnin MotorsRM Racing Lubricants
Pudsey Pools & Landscapes Inc.
BJ Custom Finishes
Just Go Marketing
Retail Design Group
Bryan’s Auction Services
Andy Burnside Desjardin’s Insurance
NAPA Auto Parts Waterdown
Nicoletti’s Automotive & Transmission
Bicknell Racing Products
It’s been a fast and furious season, as we now draw to a close on the 2019 season with only two races remaining. Come join us for all the incredible action on Saturday, August 17 for our final visit of the year to Flamboro Speedway!