Sprint Racers Take Flight at South Buxton

(Article submitted by Kerri Wright)

Matt Wilson #42 claimed the Auto Tech Sales and Service Bomber’s feature win for the second week in a row on Saturday night.  Wilson, who was happy with the way the car ran for the May 27th feature race said “ The car was great (last week) I got home Saturday, parked it in the garage.  Today, I put it back on the trailer and drove it here.  I left everything the same”.  Wilson, thanked his crew chief and fellow Bomber racer Cody Wilson #22 for all of his help as well as his girlfriend for “keeping him sane during the race season”.

Matt Wilson #42, Auto Tech Sales and Service Bomber’s feature winner. Photo by Allie Massender

“Winner, Winner , Chicken Dinner” says Cole after his father Eren Vanderiviere won the Sun Parlor Trailers feature race.  Vanderiviere led the race after lap one of the feature.  Racing door to door with Brad Bloomfield #11, it was a close race with Bloomfield over taking the lead after Vanderiviere buckled in turn four. The win was bitter-sweet for Vanderiviere,  “I think I had someone riding with me tonight, Brett Brosseau. We lost him last year and today would have been his birthday. I’m glad we brought it home to victory lane”. Mitch Moody #23 took home second place – his best feature finish of his career. Bloomfield, after an incredible battle, with Vanderiviere took home third place.

Saturday night the Southern Ontario Sprints made an appearance and they did not disappoint.  Dylan Westbrook #47x, who won the season opening race at Brighton Speedway, was the feature winner Saturday night.  Tyler Hendricks #38 took home second place and Adam West #30 took home third.

The Schinkels Gourmet Meat Modified feature race had fans on the edge of their seats.  Jim Dale Jr #00 led the first half of the race battling Joey Brosseau #47 and Eugene Hookstra #36 for the number one position.  Unfortunately, Dale’s incredible lead was cut short due to mechanical issues with his car. This gave Patrick Lageunesse #98 the lead.  After a caution restart, Hookstra took the lead after the half way lap and maintained his position to take home his second feature win of the season; and proving once again “The old dudes still got it”.  “This is good for us older drivers” Hookstra said after the win, “It’s good to show that the veteran racers still have it” Hookstra thanked his crew for all of their hard work on the car, his sponsors and his wife Cathy for all of her support.  Brosseau who drove a hard race brought home second and Brian Speelman #22s brought home third.

Tim MacKenzie #81 was the Chatham Pro Shop Mini Mod Feature winner. MacKenzie, who could feel Marshall Hereygers #31, Andrew Pfahler #7X and Rick Balasin #21 hot on his tracks said, “it was a hard race, I could feel the top guys pushing me, the car was great and I just stayed patient”.  Patience certainly did pay off as MacKenzie maintained his control over the slippery track and was able to pick up his first feature win of the season.  MackKenzie thanked his sponsors, crew, family and fan’s. Hereygers brought home second and Pfahler third.

The West Side Performance Plus Late Model Feature Race had a familiar face in the winner’s circle.  “I didn’t think I would ever win a feature in this car,” Gregg Haskell RH21 said in the winner’s circle. Haskell, who won the feature with an incredible half a track lead on his opponents, thanked his crew, sponsors and fans. John Pinnsoneault #0 who started the race in the 14th position was able to maneuver the track and impressively take home second place. Jason Haskell RH94 who also drove a fast race brought home third.


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    David Willson Sr. 7 years

    Just so you know for the future the name is spelled with 2 L’s.
    I always correct people when they assume it has only one.
    Thanks !
    FYI; I am Matt’s and Cody’s grandfather and am proud of the family name.