Imagine taking a car that runs on dirt and sticking it on asphalt for a race. Well, that’s what was done this past weekend at Kawartha Speedway. OSCAAR, Kawartha Speedway and Brighton Speedway officials teamed up to put Brighton’s Vanderlaan DIRTcar Pro Late Models on the asphalt Kawartha track as part of the OSCAAR show. The result was a thrilling treat to fans in watching the drivers try to wrestle their cars around Kawartha.
In the end, it was Greg Belyea leading all 15 laps in the exhibition race to take the victory.
Zeke McKeown won the first heat ahead of Norm Mayhew, Matt Vanderlinden, Belyea and Kyle Sopaz.
Brandon Mowat won the second heat ahead of Phill Potts, Greg Peake and Mark Rayner.
Kyle Sopaz would start on pole in the feature and led till Belyea got beside him and took the lead before the first caution came out for Mowat spinning in turn three and then Peake and McKeown making contact behind him.
Belyea would lead on the restart ahead of Vanderlinden, Mayhew, Sopaz and Potts. Potts would then pass Sopaz to move up into the fourth position.
From then on, the field ran single-file with Greg Belyea scoring the win ahead of Matt Vanderlinden, Norm Mayhew, Phill Potts and Brandon Mowat. Kyle Sopaz finished sixth followed by Zeke McKeown, Greg Peake and Mark Rayner.