Streaking Drivers Look To Stay Hot

Two streaking drivers will have targets on their cars on Saturday as they try to extend their winning ways on Mid-Season Championship Night at South Buxton Raceway.

Ridgetown’s Dale Glassford has won all six features in the Westside Performance Plus UMP Late Models run this season while Leamington’s Joel Dick has won the last five in the Schinkels Gourmet Meats UMP Modifieds.

Their hot starts are no surprise as the two have been the winningest drivers at South Buxton this decade.

Glassford has 35 feature wins since 2010, including seven and the season championship in 2014.

Dick has 33 feature wins in the same time frame, as he reeled off 11 victories and his third season championship race victory in four years last summer.

The two drivers, defending champions in their classes, led their points standings heading into Saturday.

Glassford has a commanding 82-point lead over Chatham’s Jim Jones while Dick is 34 points ahead of Belle River’s Mario Toniolo.

Both drivers won mid-season championships in 2013. Dick wrecked early in last year’s Modified mid-season championship while Glassford missed his race for his daughter’s wedding.

Chatham’s Brad Authier is the defending mid-season champion in the Late Models while Merlin’s Jeff Daniels won in the Modifieds.

Chatham’s Eren Vanderiviere won the Tirecraft Sport Stocks mid-season championship en route to his fourth straight points title.

Two new mid-season champions will be declared in the other two classes as Chatham’s John Pinsonneault has not raced in the Tirecraft Mini-Mods yet this season while Blenheim’s Jeff Schives moved up from the Autotech Bombers to the mini-mods.

Kingsville’s Rob Young leads Chatham’s Jake Hooker by 36 points in the Sport Stock standings, Blenheim’s Kyle Hope leads Kingsville’s Dylan Wolters by 56 points in the Mini-Mods and Kingsville’s James Kelly is eight points up on Merlin’s Cale Johns in the Bombers.

The green flag waves at 6:30 p.m.

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