After criss-crossing the province for about a month – including the running of the Canadian Asphalt Legend Car Nationals – teams with the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series returned to the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval for a pair of feature events Saturday, August 24th. On the line were valuable tour points toward this year’s overall championship, as well as a chance to move-up in the standings for the inaugural Clarke Motorsports Communications Challenge Cup for events at Peterborough Speedway.
Fast-time qualifiers Nicholas Ledson and Parker Traves brought the starting field to the green flag in the opening 25 lapper. Coming from his front row starting spot, Ledson led the opening laps until a lap 5 yellow flag for an incident in the 2nd turn slowed his charge. This year’s winner of the Canadian Asphalt Legend Car Nationals started to work through slower traffic, just as another issue brought out the red flag. Current point leader Parker Traves was looking to get around Ledson on the restart, but the #15N ride was too strong. Not even a late race yellow flag could keep him from the win. Dawson Drimmie, Kevin Foisy and Kenny McNicol Jr. followed the leaders across the line to complete the top 5. Andrew Massey, Paul Pierik, Jeff Forsey, Shane Pollock, Wes Cuthbertson, Mark Griffin, Cory Richardson, Jeremy Coulter, Zach Latimer, Thomas Dunn, Glenn Morris, Joe Sherman, Adam Cuthbertson, Rick Eades, Cole McFadden and Miles Tyson rounded-out the finishing positions.
The night’s second Ontario Legends Series feature – a holdover from a Saturday, June 1st rainout – had Kenny McNicol Jr. and Jeff Forsey on the front row. McNicol took the lead early but the pace was slowed because of a yellow flag with only a single lap on the scoreboard. Kevin Foisy was looking for a turn at the front of the field and moved into the runner-up spot on the restart. Searching high and low, he wasn’t able to take over the top position and faced a challenge from Nick Ledson who slid into 2nd with 6 laps complete and took the lead 9 circuits into the 25 lap affair. Foisy kept trying but could only get close to the leader over the closing stages. Parker Traves, Adam Cuthbertson and Dawson Drimmie completed the top 5 as Ledson once again swept the pair of feature events. McNicol Jr., Andrew Massey, Forsey, Cory Richardson, Jeremy Coulter, Joe Sherman, Mark Griffin, Glenn Morris, Wes Cuthbertson, Paul Pierik, Miles Tyson, Shane Pollock and Zach Latimer rounded-out the running order.
Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series notebook: Ledson’s Peterborough Speedway sweep came hot on the heels of his win at the Canadian Asphalt Legend Car Nationals a week earlier…The weekend started off great for Miles Tyson, who qualified 4th fastest. He got up 2nd place in the first feature before breaking a trailing arm. In the 2nd ‘A’ main, his #49 was caught-up in a wreck and hit the wall…Things weren’t much better for Cole McFadden. During the first feature, he rolled into the infield grass off the backstretch with a small fire under the hood and was finished for the night…Jeremy Coulter made the tow from Smiths Falls, Ontario for his first start of the season. He was 13th in the first feature and 10th in the second…The next event on the 2019 schedule is a double header – Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th – at Grand Bend Speedway.
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