QUINN, DOWE TAKE TWIN FEATURES AT SYDNEY SPEEDWAY
(SYDNEY, NS – September 30th, 2019) – Kody Quinn (Sydney, NS) raced to three feature victories on Sunday afternoon at Sydney Speedway in Sydney, Nova Scotia as a part of the tuneup to the Thanksgiving Thunder weekend. Quinn took home twin features for the Mini Stock division while also capturing the first of two Colbourne Auto Group Legend features on the September Sunday. Dylan Dowe (Bedford, NS) swept the two Steve Lewis Auto Body Bandolero features while Austin MacDonald (Pictou, NS) made good with his first trip to the Cape Breton Island oval with a win in the second Colbourne Auto Group Legend feature.
Quinn made the first feature win in the Mini Stock division look easy after his closest rival Josh Benac (Sydney, NS) blew a tire within five laps to go in the 30-lap feature while running second. Darrell Hulme (Sydney, NS), who recently took home the Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour Rookie of the Year Award, came home second in the first feature with Brian Axworthy (Sydney Mines, NS) finishing third.
Quinn had to earn the second feature from Benac after the No. 3 OK Tire Sydney River Honda Civic led the most laps in the feature. After repeated challenges from Quinn, the No. 88 PPM Inc. Civic was able to get by in the closing laps of the 30-lap event. Benac had to settle for third with Axworthy finishing third after a close battle with Hulme in the second half of the race. Thirteen Mini Stock competitors checked in for competition on Sunday afternoon.
MacDonald stopped the parade to victory lane by Quinn in the second Colbourne Auto Group Legend feature. MacDonald got out front early with a couple of quick passes in the opening laps and was able to stretch a lead out on Quinn in the second 25-lap affair. Quinn attempted to catch the No. 27 King Racing Legend in final laps but even a last lap charge was not enough to make a bid for the win. Quinn finished second to MacDonald in a role reversal from the finish of the first event. Legend car rookie Devin Wadden (Hammonds Plains, NS) was third in both features. Seven Legend competitors answered the call to the green on Sunday.
Dowe took home the pair of Steve Lewis Auto Body Bandolero features after spirited battles with Austin Tanner (Shubenacadie, NS) late in both of the 20-lap features. With Tanner and Dowe splitting the feature events on Opening Weekend in July, the battle served as a rubber match of sorts between the two Outlaw drivers. Brooke Dowe (Bedford, NS) was third in the second feature. The battle for third in the first feature saw close racing between the younger Dowe and Emily Chisholm (Antigonish, NS), who was making her Sydney Speedway debut. The close racing led to contact late in the event and the pair would not finish the first event due to damage.
Fourteen drivers took to the track for the Bomber 50 event, with Glen Cooke taking home both the 10-lap dash and the feature event.
Complete results will be available, once official, on the Sydney Speedway social media channels at @SydneySpeedCA.
The next event at Sydney Speedway is the inaugural Thanksgiving Thunder Weekend from Friday, October 11th to Sunday, October 13th. The weekend kicks off on Friday with an open practice for stock car competitors followed at 7pm by a Bomber 50 and Demolition Derby. Saturday and Sunday will see action in the Colbourne Auto Group Legend, Steve Lewis Auto Body Bandolero and Mini Stock divisions. The headline feature on Saturday, October 12th is a Street Stock 100 with the Late Model Sportsman in the spotlight on Sunday, October 13th with a 100-lap feature of their own.
About Sydney Speedway:
Opened in 1975, Sydney Speedway has built a racing tradition on Cape Breton Island over the past four decades. Purchased in 2019 by local businessman and racing enthusiast Greg Dowe, the track is home to a number of stock car racing divisions, a destination for local touring series and motorsports events. For more information on Sydney Speedway, find them online at SydneySpeedway.ca and on various social media platforms at @SydneySpeedCA.