By Dha McLeod, Morden, MB (May 7) Les McRae in Pure Stock and Dean Miljure in 4 Cylinder were repeat winners in racing action at ALH Motor Speedway on May 7. Meanwhile Aiden Fehr got his first win of the season in Slingshots.
And all three classes managed to complete their feature races without the caution flag waving. It was a nice clean day of racing though the stiff breeze out of the south east made it a rather dirty day for those in the stands.
The Pure Stock feature saw Austin Overwater get off to a great start with Chad Allen giving chase. Then when Allen went high through the first and second corners Overwater was able to open up a sizeable lead over a pack of fast cars engaged in a battle for second. That pack included Allen, McRae, Brian Kentner, Kevin Smith and Nathan Klaassen.
As the laps clicked off McRae and Kentner separated themselves and started to cut into Overwater’s lead. With just two laps to go McRae in his Mustang, got by and on the final lap Kentner also caught Overwater.
Kevin Smith and McRae won the heat races. Klaassen, Allen, Kentner and Brian Bellew also had good runs in the heats.
In 4 Cylinder Jack Richardson got off to a quick start in his Hyundia Tiburon after starting on the pole. Miljure then caught him and eventually the rest of the field got past. It was a valiant effort by Richardson though.
Ian Cabernel finished second with Sheldon Simoens third. Madison Brown had a nice run to take fourth. Miljure won the heat with Simoens second and Cabernel third.
In Slingshots Fehr and Tyler Doell engaged in a good battle for the win with Sierra Staff running a bit behind the two. The three finished in the same order in the heat.
At the end of the heat race Staff seemed to lose control of her machine and raced through the infield. Thankfully she did not hit anything or anyone. Having on occasion been in the infield during races it is very important to keep an eye on the entire field as they become spread out on the track. It is possible for cars to go into the infield and sometimes at speed.
Feature – Les McRae, Brian Kentner, Austin Overwater, Chad Allen, Kevin Smith, Nathan Klaassen, Brian Bellew, Walter Hildebrand, Danielle Korne, Al Unger (DNF), Marv Klaassen (DNF), Jeremy Bezan (DNS), Ed Marquart (DNS).
Heat 1 – Smith, N. Klaassen, Allen, Overwater, Korne, Marquart, M. Klaassen
Heat 2 – McRae, Kentner, Bellew, Hildebrand, Unger, Bezan (DNF).
Feature – Dean Miljure, Ian Cabernel, Sheldon Simoens, Madison Brown, Shane Rehill, Alexander Farr, Jack Richardson (DNF).
Heat – Miljure, Simoens, Cabernel, Farr, Richardson, Brown, Rehill.
Feature – Aiden Fehr, Tyler Doell, Sierra Staff.
Heat – Fehr, Doell, Staff.