Dwayne Baker wins OSCAAR Super Late feature on day one of Don Biederman Memorial
In the first day of the two-day Don Biederman Memorial weekend, it’d be Dwayne Baker picking up the victory in his No. 48 Zancor Homes, Innisfil Machine and Welding and Baker Performance Parts Super Late Model. It marks his first win this season in two starts this year.
Baker would start off the night strong as he was the quickest in time trials, timing in at a 13.503.
Rookie Kevin Cornelius would time in second quick behind the wheel of his No. 17 Halton Crushed Stone, Lee Sand and Gravel, Alliston Transmission and McColl Racing Super Late Model at 13.54.
Four-time series champion Glenn Watson was third fastest at 13.56 behind the wheel of his No. 22 Line-X Protective Coatings – Barrie, Race2Way.ca, Rival Office Solutions and Williamson Uxbridge GM Late Model.
As pertaining to the format, each driver would start pole in their respective heats with the rest of the heat starting spots determined on qualifying effort. The front row would be locked in with Baker and Cornelius, however the rest would of the field would depend on how the drivers did in their heats.
George Wilson would win the first heat behind the wheel of his No. 77 Marollo Race Engines, Union Cab of Sault Ste. Marie, Let the Fur Fly Pet Salon of Barrie and City Centre Motors of Sault Ste. Marie Super Late Model. Baker would finish second, followed by John Owen, Mike Beyore, Gary Passer and Jim Bowman.
Brandon Watson would win the second heat behind the wheel of his No. 9 The Smart Exchange – Propane Cylinder Exchange, Ken MacKinnon Construction, Barrie Frame & Alignment, and Knightworks Design Super Late Model. Cornelius would finish second, followed by Andrew Gresel, Ethan Cournyea and Tyler Hawn.
During the pace laps of the third heat, Sean Cronan would have to pull off due to a flat tire. Derrike Tiemersma would take the win behind the wheel of the No. 7 Wayfreight, Speedy Auto Machine, Castrol and Spira Fire Protection Super Late Model. Glenn Watson would finish second, followed by Shane Maginnis, Charlie Gallant and Ian Bourque.
Quinn Misener would spin on lap to of the final heat. Jeff Hanley would grab the win in his No. 70 Raylene Racing Inc and Carmen Auto Sales Super Late Model. Rob Poole would finish second, followed by J.R. Fitzpatrick, Brad Corcoran, Brandon Vanderwel and Misener.
Everybody who had yet to qualify for the A-Main would be forced to run one of the two b-features. OSCAAR would take the top four from each b-feature to continue to make up the a-feature line-up.
The first heat b-main would go to Mike Beyore in his No. 54 Stemac New & Used Machinery Industrial Tools, CNC Custom Machining & Fabricating, Inc. Oshawa, Millennium Crane Service and Metals Plus (Oshawa-Whitby) Super Late Model. Campbell would finish second, followed by Hawn, Passer and Cournyea.
The second b-main would have an incident as Misener would spin Vanderwel on lap seven. Charlie Gallant grabbed the win in the No. 40P South Shore Services, Just Lube, East Point Marina and Pefferlaw Lawn Care & Ice Super Late Model. Corcoran would finish second, followed by Cronan, Vanderwel, Cournyea and Shane Gowan.
In the feature, it’d be Dwayne Baker starting on pole, followed by Kevin Cornelius, George Wilson, Derrike Tiemersma, Brandon Watson, Rob Poole, John Owen, Jeff Hanley, Glenn Watson, Shane Maginnis, J.R. Fitzpatrick, Mike Beyore, Todd Campbell, Brad Corcoran, Tyler Hawn, Charlie Gallant, Sean Cronan, Andrew Gresel, Gary Passer, Brandon Vanderwel, Shane Gowan, Jim Bowman and Quinn Misener.
Before the start of the race, Vanderwel would pull his car behind the wall with problems. Fitzpatrick would have the left rear tire fall off, but would get it back on and be able to start the feature. Lastly, Bowman and Cronan would head down pit road under the pace laps, returning to the track before the green.
Once the green fell, Dwayne Baker would grab the lead ahead of Cornelius while Brandon Watson and George Wilson ran side-by-side for the third. Watson would clear Wilson for third on lap two, with Tiemersma and Hanley ran side-by-side for fifth. Bowman would head down pit road on lap four with a problem. On lap seven, Tiemesma would pass Hanley while Gowan would pit under green on lap 10.
The first caution would fly on lap 17 when Maginnis and Owen would get together. Under the caution, Beyore, Fitzpatrick and Corcoran would pit. Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick would be done for the night as smoke was coming from his machine. So with 33 laps to go, it’d be Baker leading Cornelius, Brandon Watson, Wilson, Tiemersma, Hanley, Glenn Watson, Gresel, Poole, Gallant, Cronan, Campbell, Passer and Hawn.
On the restart, Baker would once again pull ahead of Cornelius while Wilson and Brandon Watson battled once again for third. Wilson would pass Watson on lap 21 as the caution came out for Cronan spinning. He had received damage on the restart after contact with a couple other cars. With 29 laps to go, it’d be Baker leading Cornelius, Wilson, Brandon Watson, Hanley, Tiemersma, Glenn Watson, Gresel, Poole, Campbell, Gallant, Maginnis, Hawn, Passer, Corcoran, Beyore, Cronan, Misener and Bowman.
On the restart, Wilson would make it three-wide for the lead, diving underneath Baker and Cornelius going into turn one. Coming off the corner, it’d be Cornelius grabbing the lead ahead of Wilson and Baker. Baker would pass Wilson for second on lap 25, followed by a pass on Cornelius on lap 26 off of turn two to go back to the lead. The third caution would fly on lap 31 for Cronan and Misener going around off of turn four.
On the restart, Baker would once again retain the lead ahead of Cornelius, Wilson, Brandon Watson and Glenn Watson. Tiemerma would look to pass Glenn Watson on lap 35, though Watson was able to hold him off. The fourth caution would then fly on lap 37 for Mike Beyore hitting the inside turn two wall.
With 13 laps to go, Baker would lead Cornelius, Wilson, Brandon Watson, Glenn Watson, Tiemersma, Campbell, Gresel, Poole, Gallant, Maginnis, Hawn, Passer, Corcoran and Cronan.
On the restart, Baker would once again grab the lead ahead of Cornelius while Wilson and Brandon Watson battled for third. Watson would pass Wilson on lap 39. Gresel would slip past Tiemersma for sixth and try to pass Glenn Watson for fifth, but wasn’t able to.
Back at the front on lap 42, Brandon Watson would get underneath Cornelius for second, though Watson would get loose causing him to slip back. The caution would then fly three laps later for Glenn Watson spinning Wilson in turn two. With five laps to go, it’d be Baker leading Cornelius, Brandon Watson, Gresel, Tiemersma, Campbell, Poole, Gallant, Maginnis, Hanley, Hawn, Cronan, Passer, Corcoran, Wilson, Glenn Watson.
On the restart, Baker would once again grab the lead, though the caution would fly once again as Hanley would make contact with Gallant, causing Gallant to make hard contact with the front stretch wall. Under caution, Passer would pull his car behind the wall and be done.
On the restart, Baker once again grabbed the lead while Brandon Watson got underneath Cornelius for second. Then, Gresel would get to the outside off of turn two, making it a three-wide battle. Contact would be made, causing Gresel to make contact with the outside wall while Cornelius was able to pull ahead of Watson. Everybody would keep going, able to complete the final laps of the feature.
Dwayne Baker would pick up his first feature victory of the year, ahead of Kevin Cornelius, Brandon Watson, Andrew Gresel and Derrike Tiemersma.
Rob Poole would finish sixth, followed by Shane Maginnis, Sean Cronan, Glenn Watson and Todd Campbell.
Tyler Hawn finished 11th, followed by Jeff Hanley, George Wilson and Brad Corcoran.
The OSCAAR Super Late Models will take to Sunset Speedway on June 30th for day two of the Don Biederman Memorial. Whoever has the best average finish between the two days will be crowned the Don Biederman Memorial Champion. There is an autograph session at 5:45pm, with racing starting at 6:30pm.