Flamboro Speedway Mini Stock freshman Michael Kenny turned in a 3rd and 6th place performance in last Saturday’s twin features. This weekend, the Pure Stock graduate will look to continue his recent uptick. Kenny started his season with a handful of rough performances, but has shown considerable promise in the last month. Flamboro’s division is a hotbed of competition at the moment, but there are openings for an up-and-comer like Kenny to assert himself should he find a way to fashion the consistency his season has so desperately been missing.
Long considered one of the most underrated drivers on the Sunset Speedway Super Stock roster, Stan Coe has been the subject of much-deserved praise this season. In 7 starts, the veteran has earned 6 top-5 finishes – including a highlight-reel level victory – against some of the toughest competition anywhere in Ontario. Coe will enter Saturday’s event at Sunset just 15-points behind existing leader Matt Bentley. Should Coe find a way to earn his second feature win of the season, there stands an excellent chance that he exists July 23rd as Sunset’s new Super Stock point leader.
Following a week off for Sunset’s Sauble Falls Tent & Trailer Park NASCAR Late Model division, Brittney Gresel will jump back into competition this weekend. The Sauble Beach, ON racer is 6th in points – but is only 5 markers away from infiltrating the top-5. Gresel has surprised insiders this season with a number of solid NWAAS performances, and has turned in top-12 finishes in 4 of her last 5 starts, highlighted by her first career Sunset podium on June 17th. The Late Model division has been in a state of flux in recent weeks at Sunset, and with a number of high-level teams struggling through mid-season, there’s a unique opportunity for Gresel to grind her way back into the top-5 and continue her push towards a first ever championship.
One of the biggest surprise stories of Sunset Speedway’s Mini Stock season, Chris Allard has unapologetically worked his way to the upper echelon of the division after moving up from the entry-level MIGHTY class in May. The second-generation racer tallied a top-6 finish in his last start on July 9th and is only improving with each passing week. This Saturday – after a week off – Allard will return to the weekly grind and his pursuit of his first career Mini Stock win.
After a disappointing outing on July 9th, Sunset Speedway sophomore Cameron McGlashan will have all the motivation necessary when he steps back into action on Saturday night. The Hawkestone, ON product has had an up-and-down season thus far, but has shown signs of brilliance throughout his freshman effort in the Mini Stock division. McGlashan has shown the ability to bounce back strong from a poor performance in the past, and will need to draw on that this weekend to return to relevance on the Mini Stock stage.