Randy Rusnell is known as the Rocket and in his last seven feature starts (five regular points nights, 1 M.R.E Pro Series and Sauble Speedway’s Dash for Cash), Rusnell has now picked up six feature victories behind the wheel of his No. 72 Travis Ind. Maintenance, Dreamdoodles.net, Cournoyeas Poodles, Speedy Auto Service Burling, Spira Fire Protection, J&K Converters Ltd, Partimer Signs, Chetty’s Hot Sauce, Brant Transmission and McCordick Glove & Safety Monte Carlo.
The win on Saturday night marked his fourth regular points night victory and second in a row. It also marked his seventh overall of the year as along with the four regular night victories, he has two M.R.E Pro Series victories and one Sauble Dash for Cash victory.
Matt Bentley would drive his No. 21 Bentley Motorsports Nova to victory in the first heat for his sixth heat win of 2012. Marty Monette would finish second, followed by Lane Zardo, Steve Cashmore and Donny Brandon. Stephen Wilson would get a mechanical blackflag during this heat for a flat tire.
Rusnell won the second heat for his seventh heat win of 2012, followed by points leader Nick Roth, Herb Walters, Dan Archibald and Cayden Lapcevich.
Paul Geniole Jr. would win the third heat behind the wheel of his No. 81 Canadian Tire – Port Perry, Brown Brow Roofing, Priggen Automotive, Terry Puckett & Royal Lepage, Trillium Propane and Welding Supplies and Marilyn’s Flowers Georgina Camaro for his third heat win on the year. Zardo finished second, followed by Bentley, Chris VanDusen and Paul Maltese.
Roth would win the final heat behind the wheel of his No. 17 JR Motorsports Camaro for his 10th heat win of 2012. Lapcevich finished second, followed by Rusnell, Walters and Archibald.
In the feature, Richard Butler would start his No. 3 Linde Group Monte Carlo on pole virtue of his qualifying effort and points position, ahead of Mike Weeda, Paul Geniole Jr., Lane Zardo, Paul Maltese, Steve Cashmore, Cayden Lapcevich, Matt Bentley, Herb Walters, Dan Archibald, Randy Rusnell, Marty Monette, Steve Perry, Nick Roth, Donny Brandon, Chris VanDusen, Bob Phinnemore, Donny Beatty, Brian Wilson Jr., Stephen Wilson, Mike Hearty and Rob Morrison.
Right away, Geniole Jr. would jump from the third position to battle with Butler for lead, taking sole position of it on lap two, ahead of Zardo with Butler back to third. Maltese would pass Butler for third on lap four, with Butler falling outside the top eight on lap five.
On lap eight, it was Geniole Jr. leading ahead of Zardo, Maltese, Lapcevich, Rusnell, Walters and Archibald. Rusnell would get under Lapcevich on lap 10 for fourth, completing the pass on lap 11. Hearty would bring his car down pit road on lap 14.
At the halfway mark at lap 15, it was Geniole Jr. leading ahead of Zardo, Rusnell and Lapevich while Archibald and Maltese battled for fifth. Archibald would complete the pass on lap 16, with Bentley also passing Maltese for sixth.
On lap 17, Rusnell would get alongside Zardo for second, completing the pass on lap 18. Rusnell then got alongside Geniole Jr. for the lead on lap 20, completing that pass on lap 22.
Randy Rusnell would lead the final eight laps through lap traffic to pick up the feature victory. Paul Geniole Jr. would finish second for his second top five of the season while Lane Zardo finished third for his seventh top five. Cayden Lapcevich finished fourth for his fourth top five with points leader Nick Roth rounding out the top five. Dan Archibald finished sixth, followed by Matt Bentley, Herb Walters, Paul Maltese and Marty Monette.