Sunday, May 30, 2010

Delaware Speedway May 28/10 results, recap

Wins for Lindsay and Kennedy in Triple Crown races

May 28, 2010 (London, Ontario) This season’s first of the three-race Triple Crown series was run at Delaware Friday night with two 25-lap NASCAR Late Model feature races.   Despite having the fastest time in time trials (18.871), defending NASCAR Late Model champ Steve Robblee had to settle for a pair of second place finishes – a situation he’s put plenty of other drivers in over the years.  The first two Triple Crown races of the 2010 season were taken by Scott Lindsay and Jesse Kennedy.  Robblee moves into the top spot in points. 

The first of the NASCAR Late Model features was Lindsay’s to lose.  He was out front by a couple of car lengths, then by half a straightaway, and held on the whole way through several cautions. 

The battle was for second between Steve Robblee and Ron Sheridan.  A brief caution at lap 14 was followed a lap later by another yellow flag as Jamie Grover, Shawn Thompson and Marc Jacobs entangled.  Thompson headed into the pits to get his lid taped down.  

More trouble at lap 17 with Doug Stewart and Mark Watson.  It appeared Watson may have gotten loose and Stewart came in with his hood up over the windshield.  Damage was also sustained to the front of the #51 of Matt Robblee which will be raced by Kyle Busch in Delaware’s Summer Showdown on July 7th.  Lindsay was followed by Steve Robblee and Ron Sheridan.

Robblee was also held to a second place finish by second NASCAR Late Model winner Jesse Kennedy. Robblee had made an impressive run for the lead from his start at 18th. 

A caution in the first lap over some contact between Jamie Ramsay and Scott Lindsay forced Ramsay to head to the pits for a new right rear tire.  An unrelated connection elsewhere on the track damaged the hood of David Elliot. Rick Emery got taken out at lap 14 when Andrew Gresel spun out and Emery had nowhere else to go.  Jesse Kennedy took the win with Robblee second and Mark Watson third.

In Super Stocks, Kris Lawrence took his first ever feature win.  In victory lane, Kris said he was proud to carry on his father’s legacy in the division.

In second place, for the final few laps, Stephen Richmond tried very hard to overtake Lawrence, tapping his bumper a few times but simply couldn’t pass him and ended up in second place with Jason Lidster third.

Jeff Showler’s comeback from a wreck at the start of the season ended in victory in The Demar Aggregate Trucks feature race. 

Lonny Thompson did a solo 360 spin on turn one at lap 3.  A lap later Thompson’s truck was collateral damage as Devon Bloemendal’s engine blew and he also took out Thompson.

Two laps later, Gordon Dupuis and then-division points leader Michelle Korcina made contact sparking the third caution of the race and ending Korcina’s night at the end of a hook.  She had been the points leader in the division heading into tonight’s race and won one of the heats.  Her brother Matt Korcina only made 5 more laps before his #93 suffered a mechanical failure.

Another caution at lap 12 – Gary Adriaensen took a spin on turn four and Derek Clark, just back in the game after two weeks out for repairs, hit Adriaensen’s 55.

Showler’s commanding lead slowly eroded as defending champ Fothergill made a run for it but Fothergill couldn’t close the gap.  Fothergill finished second and Steve McCaw, third.

Next weekend we have two jam-packed days of racing action at Delaware!

Delaware Speedway is very proud to be hosting the opening race for the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.  The opening race in the 13-stop national series goes Saturday June 5th at Delaware with some of the best racers from across the country and some Delaware favourites including Ron Sheridan, who will be making his debut in this series. 

Join us for the NCATS pre-race part on Friday June 4th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, at Crabby Joe’s of Strathroy.  Some of the racers will attend and bring their cars, pose for photos and talk to fans about the excitement of the sport.  Crabby Joe’s is the proud sponsor of the Crabby Joe’s of Strathroy patio at Delaware and the restaurant is located at 323 Caradoc Street in Strathroy.   Find us on Twitter and Facebook and we’ll be posting the names of racers who will attend the pre-race party, as they confirm!

Friday night we’ve got a great line-up sponsored by TCG Asphalt: NASCAR Late Models, Demar Aggregate Trucks, Transmission Direct Enduro Challenge and the spectator favourite King of the Hill.

From Public and Media Relations, Delaware Speedway //

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