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Quick Results and Race Notes – 2016 Atlantic Championships Day One (Sportsman 100)

Unofficial Results – Full Official Results Monday evening.

Sportsman 100 – Top Five

1st – #37 Jacob Logan
2nd – #3 Bert Cormier
3rd – #22 Remi Gaudet
4th – #85 Kenny Mackenzie Jr
5th – #88 Shawn Warren

Heat winnners: James Matchett and Bert Cormier

Race Notes: One of the more competitive Atlantic Championship races for Sportsman in recent years. Seven cautions slowed the event. Shawn Warren led the most laps in the race before Bert Cormier spun the #88 from the lead to cause a caution on Lap 66. Remi Gaudet also received damage from the wreck. A wreck with 14 laps remaining took contenders Alexandra O’Blenis and Cory Collins out of contention after Bert Cormier got into the #74 after contact between O’Blenis and Mackenzie. Warren, Mackenzie Jr. and Logan all led laps in the race with Mackenzie being able to successfully work the outside line. 17 cars started the feature.

Four Fun 50 – Top Three

1st – #169 Scott Thibodeau
2nd – #196 Deven Stewart
3rd – #47 Jordan LeClair

Heat Winner: Scott Thibodeau

Race Notes: The Four Fun 50 was run with the first 50 laps of the Mini Stock 100. Scott Thibodeau was the class of the Four Fun field and was lapped by the Mini Stock leader Lawson twice. Tom Stewart finished second but failed post race technical inspection. Seven cars started the race.

Mini Stock 100 – Top Three

1st – #81 JR Lawson
2nd – #25 Andrew Lively
3rd – #1 Merle Corbin

Heat Winners: Merle Corbin and Rob Poirier

Race Notes: JR Lawson won his third consecutive Atlantic Championships for Mini Stocks but was hounded in the late laps by Andrew Lively. Lively had tried to get by Lawson in the final 20 laps after getting by Scotia Speedworld rival Merle Corbin. Lively had tried both the outside and inside but could not solve Lawson. Stevie Lively appeared to pose a threat to Lawson but a flat tire in the second half relegated the Scotia Speedworld champion to the pits for five laps. Fourteen cars were in attendance for the race.

The second heat race was wild and featured Neil Miousse being disqualified after intentional contact with Mike Edwards after the two exchanged blows on the last lap. Lawson stopped on track in the heat to intentionally bring a yellow out, drawing a one lap penalty from officials. Oil on the track early in the race sparked the gloves coming off. The first wreck would end with Lawson spun in Turn Three and Chantel Ackles being swept up in a battle between two cars and put hard into the fence. Ackles was okay but would not return for the feature because of crash damage.

The Atlantic Championships return to the race track tomorrow with the Pro Stock 200 taking centre stage along with a 25-lap Bandolero feature and a 100-lap Street Stock event. Racing begins at 2pm.


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