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Rudzik Wins Autumn Colours; Haufe Clinches EOLS Title While on the Road to Vegas

by on October 10, 2017 in Featured News
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It was a track he’d never seen before and the biggest race of the year. Facts that may have intimidated other drivers, but they faze Gregory Rudzik in the slightest.

 

The invader from Michigan – who won an east-west combination event in September at Grand Bend Speedway – started on the front row next to Wesley Cuthbertson, along with 19 others in the field who were seeking the $1,000 winner’s share of the $10,000 Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series total purse payout – Sunday, October 8th – at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic.

 

From the drop of the green flag, Rudzik took control of the ‘A’ main event. A few yellow flags may have delayed his charge, but couldn’t prevent the inevitable. The driver of the #17 machine started to work through cars at the back of the field near the halfway mark and then held-off a late challenge from Cole McFadden to earn a trip to victory lane. Dave Riopelle, Miles Tyson and Parker Traves followed the lead duo across the line. Jamie Riberdy, Paul Pierik, Terry McClelland, Adam Cuthbertson, Chuck Hopkins, Jamie MacArthur, Jeff Drimmie, Jeff Forsey, Rick Eades, Cory Richardson, Joe Sherman, Dawson Drimmie, Wes Cuthbertson, Bryan Batty, Don Arnott and Shawn Murray completed the running order.

 

Cole McFadden had a pair of preliminary round wins. Dave Riopelle, Parker Traves, Adam Cuthbertson and Jamie Riberdy also won EOLS qualifying heats. Chuck Hopkins took the checkered flag in the trophy dash.

 

Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series notebook: Cole Ledson contacted the retaining wall on the outside of the first turn during qualifying and the #14c was sidelined for the day. He was offered a ride in Andrew McFadden’s #02 machine, but didn’t start the main event…Former Peterborough Speedway 4Fun driver Andrew Massey struggled with engine issues all weekend and didn’t make the feature event starting line-up…Even though he wasn’t there to defend his 2016 Autumn Colours Classic win, Matt Haufe clinched this year’s Eastern Ontario Legends Series title. The 25 year-old from Stittsville was on his way to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway bullring for the U.S. Legends Asphalt Nationals – Friday and Saturday – October 13th and 14th

 

The Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series awards banquet will be held Friday, November 10th at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. Full details can be found on the series web-site and Facebook page.

 

2017 Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series standings (top 25)

 

#88   Matt Haufe                             1647.0

#79   Adam Cuthbertson                 1471.5

#6J   Jamie Riberdy                        1365.0

#20   Cole McFadden                     1363.0

#97   Wes Cuthbertson                   1306.0

#64   Terry McClelland                   1295.0

#44   Jeff Drimmie                           1269.0

#22   Rick Eades                             1127.0

#12   Don Arnott                              1048.5

#66   Dawson Drimmie                     979.5

#21   Cory Richardson                      964.0

#14c Cole Ledson                            833.0

#02   Andrew McFadden                  789.0

#60   Parker Traves                          782.5

#87   Shawn Murray                         764.0

#83   Andrew Massey                       762.5

#28   Robin Jongen                          759.0

#92   Dave Riopelle                          745.0

#49   Miles Tyson                             673.0

#57   Kevin Foisy                              651.9

#78   Joe Sherman                           617.0

#33   Paul Pierik                                554.0

#58   Mark Griffin                              527.5

#75   Jamie MacArthur                     508.5

#1     Glenn Lloyd                              503.0

 

Like the Eastern Ontario Legends Series page on www.facebook.com and look for www.ontariolegendseries.ca. Learn more about Trailers Plus by visiting www.trailersplus.net. Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to represent the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series 2017 season.

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