Billy and Ken headed to Sauble Speedway with the #86 Wix Filter Ford, loaded with Protredz‐Tirecraft tires for the mini‐stock teams that took advantage of the special pricing during last week’s open house event. Jake, Samantha and Scotty headed to Flamboro Speedway for the first of two events to be held at that track over the Victoria Day weekend. Sauble, as with Sunset Speedway, had plenty of practice sessions and the team used most of them to dial in the car from the high banked track at Sunset Speedway ‐ to the much flatter Sauble layout. Springs, spring rubbers and tire pressures were used to get the correct combination to make the car turn through the corners. Billy complained that the car was lacking grip in the front end and then the rear would come around as the car got loose. With enough patience, practice time and combinations, the crew got the car so the driver was happy and Billy lined up the Nuco Ford for the first of two heat races.
Starting 4th, Billy moved his way to the front by the half way mark in the first heat, where he remained for the win. Starting 2nd in the second heat, Billy was into the lead on the first lap and maintained the position, just ahead of the #51 for all ten laps and his second win of the night.
The #86 started 9th in the 30 lap feature and required no changes as the driver was happy with the car’s handling. Billy followed the #17 Spira Fire Protection sponsored car and last year’s track champion, Kevin Briggs, through the field and the two cars were out front by lap 9. After running nose to tail for three laps, Billy moved under the #17 for some great side by side racing for two laps before the #17 pulled ahead. At the half way mark, Billy was on the inside again for multiple laps, however this time he hung in there and took the lead until the caution came out for the #20 who stopped on the track with mechanical problems. The restart had the two Spira cars side by side and after another great battle, Billy moved into the lead with 7 laps remaining where he pulled ahead by just a few car lengths to get his third win of the night.
In the first practice at Flamboro all three cars were loose, so spring rubbers were added to the left rear of both the #22 and the #81, while the #44 added a shim to the sway bar, and made a spring change on the left rear. The Chetty's Hot Sauce #81 was still loose in the 2nd practice so an air pressure adjustment was made and the #44 reversed some of the changes as the car was now very tight.
Jake would start the Dominion Sure Seal #22 scratch(8th) in the first heat race and fight his way up to 4th, where he would finish. Samantha and Scotty were in the third heat, starting 5th and 3rd. Scott would bring his #44 Ford home in 5th, followed by Samantha in the #81 Lucas Oil Ford in 6th.
Scotty started closest to the front in 14th, followed by the Sam in 16th, then Jake would start 24th for the 25‐lap feature. The #13 checked out up front, while the rest of the cars were in a tight pack trying to find clear lanes to set out and catch him. At the halfway point of the race, the #75 was hooked by the #50 on the backstretch and went straight into the outside wall, ending his night and bringing out the caution to bunch up the field. The rest of the feature was uneventful and Scott brought the Cambridge Source For Sports #44 across the line in 7th, followed by Samantha in 8th, and then Jake in the Process Group #22 wound up 17th.
Next up for Scott, Billy, Samantha and Jake is the second race of the holiday weekend with a return trip to Flamboro Speedway for an invitational special on Sunday May 19th. Pit gates open at 4:00pm, spectator gates at 5:00, qualifying is set to begin at 6:00 and the feature races are to begin at 7:30.