Dulux Paints Three Stars – Weekend Number Two in 2018
The popular Three Stars selection returns to TimsCorner.ca this season thanks to the folks at Dulux Paints and Dulux Paints Bayers Lake. The Dulux Paints Three Stars honors three drivers who put up a performance from the weekend previous, on or off the track, that is worth some extra kudos.
Honorable mention to Scotia Speedworld for having CTV Morning Live in the house during the Weekly Racing Series Opener last Friday night. Cyril Lunney, Kelly Linehan and Katie Kelly enjoyed a Friday night at the track with viewers and got to give viewers a look in at the fun on Monday morning. If you missed the fun – you can take a look here!
Our Dulux Paints Three Stars each had to earn their feature wins by making passes in the second half of their respective features for their first victories of 2018.
THIRD STAR – DAVE O’BLENIS OF BOUNDARY CREEK, NB
Photo by Michelle Roy
For a moment, we had almost thought Dave O’Blenis lost his way to Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane at Speedway 660 in the track’s top division.
The last time Dave parked it in victory lane in a Pro Stock was 2016 – and it was in Kevin Moore’s car!
That is all behind him now though as the FIVE TIME Re/Max East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock champion won the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener last Sunday. It wasn’t easy though after a mistake on a restart put Ryan Messer in command of the race. O’Blenis got up on the wheel and passed the sophomore driver en route to the victory.
Not to mention, he had to get up on the wheel after his two daughters scored top five finishes in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman feature with Courtney breaking the track record in practice!
Question is – can Dave repeat on Sunday from the back of the field?! Stay tuned.
SECOND STAR – EMILY MEEHAN OF RAWDON, NS
Photo by McCarthy Photographic
Emily Meehan got up on the wheel on Friday night, no question.
Meehan raced from seventh in the 25-lap feature to take the win in the Strictly Hydraulics Legend division on CTV Night at Scotia Speedworld. She worked Shelby Baker over for the lead before a caution put Meehan to the outside of the front row for a seven lap shootout. Meehan made quick work of Baker, not only passing the No. 53 car but pulling away in the late laps.
By our point records, the win is her first since July 2014. She’ll enter Friday night at Scotia Speedworld with the point lead but will have to start at the back of the field by virtue of last weekend’s performance. If she is on her game like she was on CTV Night, keep an eye on the No. 75 car!
FIRST STAR – JUSTIN COLE OF HARVEY, NB
Photos by Michelle Roy
Justin Cole returned to the DMR Auto Street Stock class in 2018 with hopes of getting to race door to door with Shawn Hyslop.
Well, that wish came true during the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener.
Hyslop, the runner-up in the championship at Speedway 660 in 2017, had the slight edge in speed during practice. Cole said following the first session of the afternoon he needed to find a bit more to edge the No. 99 on the day.
Whatever he found in the last session and the heat race, which he won, paid off.
After Hyslop paced the early laps of the 30-lap feature, Cole was able to challenge for the lead by the midway point, fulfilling that offseason dream of being able to run door to door with Hyslop. The challenge was successful and Cole was able to come away with his first checkered flag in 2018 in one of the most exciting battles of the weekend in Atlantic Canada.
To top the week off, Justin and Kelsey welcomed their second child, Corbin, earlier in the week. Congratulations guys!
Season Long Dulux Paints Three Stars Selections
Weekend Two – Justin Cole (NB) | Emily Meehan (NS) | Dave O’Blenis (NB)
Weekend One – Patricia Taylor (NB) | Ross Thorne (NL) | Robbie MacEwen (PE)
About Dulux Paints Bayers Lake:
Dulux Paints Bayers Lake is your Local Dulux Paints located in Halifax and is a seller of Dulux paints, paint supplies, specialty paints and wood stains to use for your paint project or home remodeling project. Visit them at 155 Chain Lake Drive, give them a call at (902) 445-5267 or view product lines online at Dulux.ca.