Oyster Bed Speedway Surf & Turf “Light it Up”
As Oyster Bed Speedway prepares for the first race of the season under the lights tonight at 6PM, a level of excitement can be seen all over Facebook from drivers looking forward to the first night show. Now there will be some Saturday nights we will be missing the 26 degrees of sunshine on a few late and cold Saturday nights but that is a small trade off for the magic under the lights.
It could be a long night as drivers begin to find out how their car changes as that track begins to cool off as the sun goes down for the first time during a race card. We may begin to see a bit more contact and maybe a few more tempers boiling over as it seems people are much more cordial to each other on a Sunday afternoon compared to a wild Saturday night.
Digging into the MacCallum’s Waste Management Late Model Division and we see Randy Millar on top much to the delight of his many fans. Last weekend the former multiple Division Champion drove to a trio of second place finishes that catapulted him to the top of the standings. One of the most popular drivers to race at the track seems to be in Championship form early after 8 top three finishes in his first 9 races.
Troy Burke is beginning to round into form. The Speedway veteran grabbed a heat win and a feature to round out his day.
In the Central Engine Services Street Stock Division Alex Sheehan had not seen victory lane since victory lane since opening day. That changed however as the driver from Oyster Bed Bridge turned in a triple win in the ultra competitive division. With the dominating day a sixth place points position at the start of the day turned into the division lead by days end.
For the final two races of the day in Street Stock it was an all Oyster Bed Bridge podium as both Brandon Snow and Colton Ford rounded out the top three.
In the points race Amanda Wheatley slides back to second with Brandon Snow sliding up into third. Former Champs Nick Chaisson and Colton Ford complete the top five.
Kendall Palmer almost took home a triple win of his own in the Provincial Credit Union Outlaw Division but came up a little short settling for an eventual second place finish in the Super Series Feature to Shawn Morrison. The pair of wins were enough to maintain his points lead through another week with Morrison edging into second place.
The Chris’ BobCat Service Mini Stock defending Champion Mitchell Montgomery got off to a slow start this season in terms of wins. That came to an end last Sunday as he drove into victory lane in both a heat and the feature. Because of the breakout Montgomery finds himself standing on top of the points after week 4. Now keep in mind with the competition in this division I anticipate at least another 7 or 8 lead changes in this division before it is all said and done so buckle up and enjoy the ride.
This weeks SURF goes to a couple of drivers grabbing their first wins. Cuyler Byrne picked up his first ever OBS win in the Street Stock Division. Alex Myers picked up his first and second ever win at OBS in the Outlaw Division and Tyler Smith grabbed a Late Model win. Congrats drivers, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you always remember your first.
This weeks TURF goes to numbers on cars. Now that we are into night racing please make sure your numbers are placed where they are suppose to be and as large as they are suppose to be. Nothing worse than trying to score a car without proper numbers. I know most are great but for those that aren’t! Don’t blame the scorer if your not in the right position.
Racing gets underway tonight at 6pm under the lights at Oyster Bed Speedway.
By Track Announcer Jeremy MacDonald