Gord Shepherd wins Late Model feature at Barrie Speedway
In the second of two Late Model features at Barrie Speedway, it’d be Gord Shepherd picking up the victory.
When the feature started, it’d be Mike Langley starting on pole, followed by Roy Manary, Ian Bourque, Rick Meyer, Thayne Hallyburton, Ron Quesnelle, Andre Pepin, Al Inglis, Shawn Murray, Gord Shepherd and Mike Brown.
Langley and Manary would battle side-by-side for three laps before Manary pulled ahead of Langley with the early lead, while Bourque and Quesnelle battled for third. Quesnelle would pass Bourque on lap four.
Inglis would make his way by Bourque on lap six, with Shepherd and Hallyburton passing Bourque on lap seven.
On lap seven, Quesnelle would get alongside Langley for second, passing him on lap eight. Langley would then slip back to sixth by lap nine as Inglis, Shepherd and Hallyburton all slipped by.
On lap 10, Shepherd would pass Inglis for third while Quesnelle would pass Manary for the lead on lap 11.
On lap 12, Quesnelle would lead the field while Shepherd ran side-by-side with Manary for second. Shepherd would clear Manary on lap 14. Manary would get big time loose, allowing Inglis and Hallyburton to also slip by.
Shepherd would track down Quesnelle and start to look for a way by, getting alongside Quesnelle with five laps to go. Two laps later, he would pass him to take over the lead. A lap later, Inglis would slip by Quesnelle to grab second.
Gord Shepherd would hold on the final laps to take the victory in the No. 10 Progressive Waste Solutions, Shelswell Racing, Abstract Salon, Classic Towing, McKee Tire, Bri-Mac Auto Glass, L&M Autobody, Montana’s Cookhouse Orillia, Hwy 400 Transmission, Castrol, Sherwin Williams, K2 Images, Desjardins Insurance and Cowden-Woods Late Model.
Al Inglis would grab second while Thayne Hallyburton edged Ron Quesnelle at the line to grab third. Mike Brown rounded out the top five.
Mike Langley finished sixth, followed by Shawn Murray, Ian Bourque, Roy Manary and Andre Pepin.