With a commanding 54-point lead, it appears to be little more than a foregone conclusion that Alliston, ON’s Johnny Paradzinski will be crowned the 2016 Sunset Speedway MIGHTY Division champion. The popular freshman has made a huge impression in his first ever year behind the wheel of a stock car, and is looked at by many as one of the next stars of the Mini Stock division. In addition to his numerous feature victories, Paradzinski has established himself as the single most consistent driver on the MIGHTY Division roster, having earned an incredible 10 consecutive top-5 finishes. This Saturday, Paradzinski will look to extend that streak at Sunset when the MIGHTY Division returns to action for their 11th 20-lap feature of the season.
Fresh off of his first career OSCAAR Super Late Model Tour victory at Peterborough Speedway last Saturday, Roy Passer is ready for the 2016 edition of the Don Biederman Memorial this Saturday at Flamboro Speedway. The Innisfil, ON veteran has already accrued a number of podium finishes at Flamboro this year, but none have come in a race as important as ‘the Biederman’. If Passer truly hopes to continue his winning ways, he’ll need to find a way to keep flat-track master JR Fitzpatrick, four-time champion Glenn Watson and other perennial front runners in his rear view mirror at one of the tour’s most challenging facilities.
Although he’s been dogged by mechanical problems and just straight up bad luck in 2016, ‘The Thrillbilly’ has done a phenomenal job in acclimating himself to the wildly competitive Sunset Speedway NASCAR Late Model division. The third-generation star showed flashes of brilliance through the first half of the season, but has not earned a top-10 since July 2nd. Entering Saturday’s twin-35 lap features, there’s no question that Zardo will be hungrier than ever and aiming to return his familiar No. 46 to the front of the field.
Hillsburgh, ON veteran Chris Howse tallied his 4th feature win of the 2016 Flamboro Speedway Thunder Car season last weekend, and will roll into this Saturday’s event intent on extending his season total to 5. Howse is one of the most tenured Thunder Car drivers on the Flamboro roster, and remains set on elevating his Modern Crane-sponsored team to championship contention before season’s end.
‘Goose’ turned in a 4th place finish in his most recent Lucas Oil TQ Can-Am Midgets appearance at Sauble Speedway on July 31st, and will enjoy a quick turnaround this week with a return to action at Flamboro Speedway this Saturday on the undercard of the Don Biederman Memorial. Fraser is second in Can-Am Midgets points, behind dominant multi-time champion Mack Deman, and could close the gap on the longtime titlist with a feature win at Flamboro.
After working through a debilitating mid-season wreck, Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock veteran Donovan Price battled back to a top-5 finish in last start on July 30th. This Saturday, Price will be back at the 1/3-mile, with hopes of fashioning his second feature win of the 2016 season. Peterborough’s division is notoriously talented, with provincial standouts James Townsend and Tyler Junkin presenting considerable opposition for any driver hoping to work their way to victory lane. If Price is intent on a second feature win, he’ll need to pull out the proverbial stops on Saturday.
Although he’s yet to break into the top-10 in Sunset Speedway’s MIGHTY Division this year, the season is far from over. Robson will hope to find a way to put his No. 28 in the front half of the field on Saturday night, when the MIGHTY Division returns to action for a 20-lap feature event that will pit the Utopia, ON racer against a myriad of promising up-and-comers.