Dulux Paints Three Stars – Weekend Four of 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.
With six tracks in action last weekend, it presented with a lot of options for the Dulux Paints Three Stars but these three had to earn their win, or in one case, wins. From extended distance races to having to work overtime to get the lead, these three earned their way to victory lane and into their Three Stars Selection.
Featured Photo by Michelle Roy/Speedway 660
THIRD STAR – JORDAN VEINOTTE OF PORTERS LAKE, NS
Photo by McCarthy Photographic
Two cars, two race tracks, two feature wins.
Jordan Veinotte drove to victory lane at two different race tracks to “sweep” the weekend.
Veinotte started the weekend at his home track of Scotia Speedworld where he took home the heat and feature in the Affordable Fuels Sportsman division. Veinotte made the move on Lap Nine on rookie Megan Parrott and held off 2012 champion Aaron Boutilier for the victory in the 38-lap feature.
On Saturday, Veinotte parked it in victory lane at Petty International Raceway during the 75-lap A.E. McKay Builders Sportsman division, racing to the extended distance win over last week’s winner Brady Creamer and reigning track champion Kenny MacKenzie Jr.
Regardless what the circumstances are, to drive to victory lane at two completely different race tracks like Scotia Speedworld and Petty International Raceway is something special. Veinotte Motorsports has both figured out and will be tough if they are this strong in early June!
SECOND STAR – ALEXANDRA O’BLENIS OF BOUNDARY CREEK, NB
Photo by Michelle Roy
Anyone who witnessed the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman feature at Speedway 660 will not question Alexandra O’Blenis being on the Dulux Paints Three Stars selection on the week.
O’Blenis and Jacob Logan danced for over 20-laps, side by side, to open the 40-lap feature last Saturday night. For most of that battle, we saw O’Blenis roll the top. We’ve also seen the top make the tires angry, just ask Richard Atkinson how that worked for him on weekend one after about a dozen laps.
When O’Blenis was able to make it work and get by Logan, she was able to hold on to the win for her first victory, and third top five, of the season in the class that is quickly becoming one of the most competitive in Atlantic Canada. Hats off to O’Blenis and the rest of the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman field for a great show!
FIRST STAR – CHRIS HATCHER OF BEAVER BANK, NS
Photos by McCarthy Photographic
Let’s be honest, Chris Hatcher could have been here any one of the last three weeks.
Like his Toursec 50 win on Friday night though, patience has paid off.
Hatcher showed speed at the MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour opener but could not get past Dave Matthews. The next week in the Scotia Speedworld opener he could not make the outside line stick around Neil Miousse. Matthews and Hatcher would battle the next week as Darren Flemming drove to his first win.
It appeared for a number of laps that Hatcher would be a bridesmaid again to Jesse Deveau. Hatcher hounded Deveau at every opportunity but waited until three laps to go to find a hole to the inside of the third year driver off Turn Four. Hatcher was able to move to the low side in the next set of corners to lead the final three laps en route to his second straight Toursec 50 victory.
Some say the art of passing is lost, that art that sees a driver either wait for a mistake or finesse the back bumper in a battle rather than a smash to pass spot. Hatcher, Deveau and Tim Webster showed an incredible amount of respect for each other in the battle. The same can be said for the Sharp Shooter 50, where six to eight cars mixed it up at the front most of the night, and the 660 Sportsman battle between Alexandra O’Blenis and Jacob Logan.
Hats off to Hatcher to showing patience to make his first win of the season happen in the biggest race of the year for Thunder cars at Scotia Speedworld.
Season Long Dulux Paints Three Stars Selections
Weekend Four – Chris Hatcher (NS) | Alexandra O’Blenis (NB) | Jordan Veinotte (NS)
Weekend Three – Bryan Suttie (NB) | Darren Flemming (NS) | Curtis Collins (NB)
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.