5 CRP DRIVERS TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND

Melissa Bullen (Sunset Speedway MIGHTY)melissa bullen

After missing the bulk of the 2015 season due to injury, third-generation racer Melissa Bullen worked quickly to make up for lost time in her 2016 debut on April 30th. Winning the MIGHTY division B Main before notching a top-10 finish in the feature, it became immediately clear that Melissa is ready for a run towards championship contention this season. This weekend, she’ll be back in competition at Sunset against 20+ of the best rising stars in Ontario. After her impressive 2016 debut, expect Bullen to contend for her first career top-5 finish.

Chris Howse (Flamboro Speedway Thunder Car)chris howse

Following a pair of seasons spent competing full time in the Sunset Speedway Super Stock division, veteran Chris Howse returned to Flamboro for a championship push in 2016. Thus far, Howse has worked quickly to reacquaint himself at Flamboro, most recently earning a 4th and a 3rd in twin-feature action on May 7th. This weekend, the Hillsburgh, ON driver will look to keep his momentum up, and contend for another podium finish in a relatively underrated Flamboro division.

Cameron McGlashan (Sunset Speedway Mini Stock)cameron mcglashan

Fresh off of a headline-stealing championship bid in Sunset’s entry-level MIGHTY division last season, sophomore Cameron McGlashan has made the decision to move up to the wildly competitive Mini Stock roster in 2016. Although his opening night was wrought with handling issues, the Hawkestone, ON wheel man still gritted his way to a top-10 finish. This Saturday, McGlashan’s family-run operation will be back in competition with the Mini Stocks with hopes of asserting more of a presence against some of the best in the province.

Michael Kenny (Flamboro Speedway Mini Stock)micheal kenny

The newest product of Flamboro’s wildly competitive Pure Stock division, Michael Kenny hopes to earn 2016 Rookie of the Year honours in the Mini Stock division. Last Saturday, Kenny rattled off a 6th place finish in feature competition, and will be back at Flamboro this weekend intent on battling his way into the top-5. On a veteran-heavy roster, it won’t be easy – but keep an eye on the Kitchener, ON up-and-comer.

Chris Allard (Sunset Speedway MIGHTY)chris allard

Second-generation racer Chris Allard was letter perfect in his 2016 debut on April 30th. Winning his heat race, the top-qualifiers dash and the A Main, Allard sent a message to the rest of the MIGHTY division that his team is ready to fill the void left by exiting champion Treyten Lapcevich. Allard will be intent on keeping his streak rolling this Saturday, when he hits the track at Sunset for his second start of the 2016 campaign. Can he stay perfect?