The Crown Jewel of Ontario Modified races takes centre stage this weekend with the 2016 running of the Rick Woolner Memorial at Sauble Speedway. The newest CRP team member – former Pro Late Model feature winner Gary Elliott – will be in the field eager to add his name to the relatively short list of previous winners. Conn, ON legend Gary McLean has long dominated this event, winning multiple event titles regardless of where the race is hosted. This weekend, he will no doubt have his sights set on another and Elliott will be left with the unenviable task of holding off the always capable No. 8.
Second-generation Late Model racer Brittney Gresel will be back at Sunset Speedway this Saturday looking to build on the impressive podium finish she generated in her most recent start on June 17th. Gresel’s Sauble Falls Racing entry has showcased legitimate improvement all year long, and has appeared to have finally turned the corner en route to becoming a legitimate weekly threat in Sunset’s ludicrously deep Late Model division.
Barrie, ON Super Stock racer Johnny Morrison has appeared tabbed for a breakout season throughout the entirety of the first half of 2016. Morrison will be back behind the wheel of his family-owned ride this weekend at Sunset, and will continue to make his strides towards his first career division win. The Super Stocks have been inundated with a fresh group of talented youngsters that have stolen headlines all season, but Morrison has been active in the division longer than any of them and is more than ready for his time at the forefront.
While personable Late Model veteran Ernie Fumerton has not had the best luck this season, he has showcased some impressive speed in his No. 10. This Saturday, Fumerton will return to Sunset Speedway with hopes of turning in another complete race night free of being involved in someone else’s mess or mistake. Fumerton is proud of his status as a driver that can pull the absolute most out of his program, and that style has suited him well already in 2016. Don’t be surprised if he finds his way into the top-5 this weekend with a rapidly improving car that already has has people talking.
Perhaps the most underrated driver on the Sunset Speedway Super Stock roster, Stan Coe appears on his way to once again contend for a division championship for a second straight season. In 2015, Coe fell just shy of eventual winner Cayden Lapcevich, although his efforts helped establish his status as a legitimate threat to anyone in the modern day Super Stock division. This season, Coe has been as steady a presence at the front of the Sunset field as anyone, with a regular stream of podium finishes keeping his No. 58 at the top end of the points standings since opening night. A victory could do a lot for Coe’s championship aspirations, so watch to see if he can make his first trip to victory lane this season when the Super Stocks return to action at Sunset on Saturday night.