‘Cast Iron’ Cameron McGlashan
MIGHTY Division standout turned Mini Stock rookie Cameron McGlashan is coming off of a top-5 finish in September 3rd competition, and will return to Sunset Speedway this Saturday to continue his recent hot streak. The Hawkestone, ON driver has tallied three top-8 finishes in his last four starts and has begun to find his place within the veteran-heavy Sunset Mini Stock roster. McGlashan has two more weekends remaining in 2016 to park his No. 83 on the podium in weekly competition, before settling in for what could potentially be a busy Playoff Season for the ORVAuto.com team.
It appears as though Mini Stock rookie Taylor Thring is beginning to find her footing on the Flamboro Speedway roster. The third-generation racer has recently scored back-to-back top-10 finishes and will be back in action this Saturday during Flamboro’s lauded ‘Memorial Day’ event to keep her momentum rolling. The September 10th’s doubleshot is one of Flamboro’s most prestigious shows of the season, and a strong performance could propel Thring onto the provincial stage as one of the division’s next ‘can’t miss’ prospects.
The Sunset Speedway Super Stock veteran has confirmed this week that the 2016 season could very well be his last. If that is indeed the case, fans have two more chances to see him in weekly competition at Sunset – beginning this Saturday. Archibald already has a feature win to his credit at Sunset this season, and will be looking to return to victory lane this weekend after a frustrating late-race tussle that ended in a disappointing finish on September 3rd. Although his season has been an up-and-down affair, Archibald’s familiar No. 07 is a threat to get to the front of any field any time it hits a speedway. And, if his days truly are numbered as a fulltime competitor, expect the polarizing standout to be even more motivated to make something happen.
Second-generation talent Dustyn Mombourquette is one week removed from a career-high finish of 10th during last Saturday’s 35-lap Sunset Speedway Super Stock event – and will be back behind the wheel on September 10th eager to repeat the feat. The Barrie, ON teenager is en route to completing his second full season spent behind the wheel of a stock car, and has shown noticeable improvements in each of his starts this summer. Sunset’s Super Stock division can be the type of pressure cooker that can break a young talent, but as Mombourquette continues to log laps and find his spot within the veteran-heavy roster, it’s apparent the youngster is well on his way to becoming a future star in the division.
Flamboro Speedway veteran Chris Howse will be back in Thunder Car competition on Saturday night, eager to follow-up on a huge September 3rd feature win. Howse has now propelled his family-run team to 3rd in the division’s points standings, and will be looking to finish off his strongest year in recent memory with a few more feature triumphs before the schedule is at its end.
With Sunset Speedway’s 2016 season rapidly approaching its conclusion, a top-5 finish in points is very much in play for Sauble Falls Tent & Trailer Park NASCAR Late Model competitor Brittney Gresel. The Sauble Beach, ON product has been forced to work through some bad luck in recent weeks, but when her No. 81 is in peak condition – it’s been a threat for the podium all year. Less than a handful of feature races remain this season, and Gresel will be unloading on September 10th intent on utilizing the penultimate event on the Sunset schedule as a possible springboard to a first career NASCAR Late Model feature victory.