Second generation star Johnny Morrison turned in his best performance of the 2016 season last Saturday, registering a 4th place finish in Sunset’s increasingly difficult Super Stock division. The Barrie, ON native will look to double down on that top-5 finish this Saturday, when the NASCAR Super Stocks headline the under card of the much-anticipated return of the APC United Late Model Series to the facility. Morrison’s 2016 has largely been an up-and-down affair, but with a handful of starts still remaining before the off-season sets in, he could very well finish strong and position himself nicely for a potential championship run in 2017.
Flamboro Speedway Mini Stock rookie Michael Kenny has worked himself to 5th in the speedway standings with less than a month of points-racing remaining in 2016. Coming off of a 4th and 7th place finish last Saturday, Kenny is in the midst of a spirited late-season push in which he has established himself as a driver to watch within Flamboro’s veteran-heavy roster.
Veteran Donovan Price has earned two consecutive top-5 finishes in the Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock division and will be back to work this Saturday with hopes of continuing his relatively impressive 2016 campaign. The Oshawa, ON native sits 4th in division points, with designs on closing in on the 3rd position currently held by fellow veteran Kevin Strutt. Price has provided an interesting contrast to Peterborough’s mostly youthful Mini Stock division, offering a veteran touch on the talent-laden roster.
Seven days removed from what may stand as the most significant impact of his freshman season, second-generation competitor Ethan Constable will be back in the Sunset Speedway Super Stock division this Saturday. Last weekend, an altercation that also involved Ryan Semple and Dan Archibald destroyed the front-end of Constable’s MR Automotive No. 11. The family-run operation has worked throughout the week to repair their ride, and will be ready to take the green on Saturday afternoon.
Having finally cracked the top-15 for the first time since July 2nd in his most recent Sunset Speedway start on August 20th, Coltin Everingham will have his eyes locked on once again maneuvering his No. 48 to the front-half of the NASCAR Super Stock field tomorrow afternoon. Everingham and team have done an admirable job firing back from a number of mid-season troubles, and appear ready to take advantage of the opportunity to finish his season on the positive side of the luck spectrum.
‘The Ironman’ and the rest of the OSCAAR Modified Tour will invade Sauble Speedway this Saturday, August 27th for the opening round of the inaugural ‘Race for the Cup’. The tour’s ‘Playoff Season’-style format places a higher emphasis on winning than consistency, which should no doubt provide for a more intense product than we’ve seen from the ‘mod squad’ all season. Elliott has tallied six top-10’s in nine starts this season, so it’s clear his Lincoln Welders No. 36 is more than capable of running with the upper-echelon of the roster. A win at Sauble would not only further solidify Elliott’s spot on the tour, but will also qualify the former Pro Late Model regular for a chance to contend for the tour championship during the 2016 Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway.
Waterloo Regional Kart Club graduate turned Mini Stock rookie Taylor Thring earned a career-high 8th place finish in her most recent start at Flamboro Speedway. The multi-generational racer continues to showcase her rapidly improving skill set, as she continues to sharpen her skill set for a full time campaign with the division in 2017. While she has yet to place within the top-5, one should assume such an accomplishment is just around the corner for the personable up-and-comer. Flamboro’s Mini Stock roster has been starved for young talent for several seasons now, but with the arrival of Thring, Kenny, Carson Nagy and Blair Wickett are indicative of how bright the future is for the entry-level division.