INEX Winter Nationals – Day Five of Five
2013 INEX WINTER NATIONALS at AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY
Our DAY FIVE Coverage Presented by Chris Woods Racing and Repair and Pizza Delight Amherst and Springhill
The 2013 INEX Winter Nationals come to a close with Day Five today, Friday, February 22nd, at Auburndale Speedway in Winter Haven, Florida. Atlantic Canadian drivers in attendance include Newfoundland’s Waylon Farrell, Nova Scotia’s Cole Butcher, Jarrett Butcher, Cy Harvey, Richard Salter, Nicholas Naugle, Ryan Mackintosh, Braden Langille and Cole Tanner and New Brunswick’s Cole Boudreau, Gary Bursey and Cory Hall.
With our laptop battery having issues this week, we will have updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/timterry0 for the Masters “B” Main with updates beginning here following for the “A” Mains.
Congrats to Ira Laughy on the win in the Masters division tonight and to Kevin Foisy on the championship – both of whom ran Tim’s Corner Motorsports decals on their cars at the end of the week. Also congrats to Joey Padgett and Jordan Black, championship and race winners respectively in Pro.
Thanks to all who watched our coverage this week from Auburndale, but it’s not over. Keep touch to TimsCorner.ca in the coming weeks for a complete Florida wrapup! Be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up to date on all our goings on.
This will take a while to clean up, and my laptop will be dying before the finish of this feature. So, head to Twitter (www.twitter.com/timterry0, link above) for the finish of the Masters race. We’ll also be running around the pits trying to catch up with champions of Winter Nationals.
Also, Craig McFetridge fans will be happy to know that track owner/race director Rex Guy is pulling a McFetridge. He is out of the tower and cleaning the track.
Of note, the flagman is out of his tower and on the front straight having a conversation with the photographer. It seems like a very animated conversation as the flagman is using his hands to describe whatever he is talking about.
There is oil all down the front stretch and into Turn One.
Prior to the red, Foisy got passed by Dossey, moving the 57 to third.
Dugger is the driver the car.
RED FLAG – one car goes up in a ball of fire in Turn 1. Driver is out and is okay. Unsure on car number.
Laughy has put Pucak and Lefcourt a lap down
12 complete, 18 to go.
Dossey has found his way around Edwards. Cormier runs in fifth.
Harvey into the infield.
Laughy leads Foisy, Edwards and Dossey.
Top four under a blanket as Gleason opens the door on Traxler at sixth.
Harv is dragging something in the left front corner on the track,
Five laps completed.
CAUTION: Laine dumps Cy Harvey at ninth place and stacks up a couple cars behind them. Bursey slows down to avoid.
Foisy under pressure from Edwards. Dossey runs right behind him.
Traxler is having his best run of the week so far in the 9 car as he runs fifth.
Laughy and Foisy get singlefile. Edwards third with Dossey looking at fourth.
9:36pm – GREEN FLAG, MASTERS.
One to green.
Masters on track. Foisy leads the point picture by 10 over Dossey, and Dossey will start fifth to Foisy’s second. Ira Laughy will lead us to green in this 30 lapper.
9:27pm 0 CHECKERS – Jorgensen wins race, Winger takes championship. Tanner fifth, Boudreau unofficially seventh and Naugle eighth.
Hicks shuffled out of line by Winger. Winger to second at the white flag.
Leaderboard showing 18 complete. Two laps remaining. Green, white, checkered in the Outlaws.
Boudreau, the 24 and Tanner putting on a show for fifth as Boudreau goes around in Turn Two. Caution is out.
Tanner takes fifth with two to go.
Five to go, Jensen Jorgensen leads, but needs help to win the championship.
Tanner falls back to sixth, where he is side by side with Cole Boudreau. Naugle looks on from 8th. Six to go.
Top two now are driving away from Winger as the 13 goes under Tanner for fourth. 11 complete.
Top three are gone. Tanner runs alone in fourth. Boudreau seventh and Naugle eighth.
Jorgensen leads Hicks and Winger.Tanner fourth.
GREEN FLAG – LAP 3.
Boudreau returns to the track under this yellow. He was in the staging area prior to this caution and has just come back out to the track.
Cory Hall has killed the wall on the backstraight. For the second night in a row, the #03 car will not finish this one. Hall is out of his car and appears to be okay. Caution is out.
Jorgensen is leading with Winger third. Winger has an eight point lead.
Boudreau is coming back on track as Heafner’s car is being loaded onto the flat deck.
This is how the racing has been all week in this division. Each and every driver running like it’s the last lap, every lap and not giving an inch. I wouldn’t be surprised if every driver in this division has some sort of heavy repair bill after this week.
Both drivers out of their cars and they are ok. Heavy damage to both cars though.
Boudreau is upset with Heafner and is being held back by officials.
Heafner to the inside of Boudreau. CONTACT OFF TURN 2. Boudreau and HEAFNER HARD INTO THE WALL.
Lights are out. One to green.
We are two laps in.
13 loops it around all by himself and draws the yellow.
Jorgensen leads Hicks and Boudreau.
12 car gets turned around midpack, no caution.
GREEN FLAG – OUTLAW FEATURE.
Jorgensen and Boudreau are on the front row.
9:06pm OUTLAW GREEN.
One to green.
9:04pm – Outlaws on track for their final feature of Winter Nationals.
We’re gonna work on grabbing some interviews during this brief intermission. We’ll be back for the Outlaws.
CHECKERED – Haws wins Young Lions race and championship. Butcher unofficially 11th.
Irvan is now pressuring Donahue for fourth. Barnes in the 88 begins to close on those two.
Donahue picks up third from Quinlan, but the Windsor hotshoe is back on the march. He takes it back with five to go.
GREEN FLAG – LAP 23.
One to green.
Torres has been pushed to the pits and we are back under yellow.
Madeline Crane returns to the track as we are now under red. A small fire has erupted from the stalled 15 car of Torres.
Top Five – Haws, Pyle, Quinlan, Donahue, Irvan.
Torres, who was in the Top Five, has stopped in Turn 3.
“That’s not right, you don’t dump girls.” – Cole Butcher’s reaction to the wreck.
22 Complete, 8 to go.
CAUTION – William Byron dumps Madeline Crane for 3rd in Turn 3. Both will go to the rear.
Top three breaking away a bit. Byron and Torres go at it for fourth. Quinlan now 6th. Butcher 12th.
Dossey pulls into the infield X.
Quinlan passes Irvan for 7th.
GREEN FLAG – LAP 19
Graf has a flat left front and heads pit side.
18 Laps completed – 12 to go.
Caution once more in Turn Two. 87, 1 and 12 all involved. The fender of the 12 is laying in the groove in Turn Two.
GREEN FLAG – LAP 19
One to green.
Jackson goes for a spin in Turn Two off the 1 car to bring out the yellow.
Crane giving the bumper to Pyle for second as Byron takes a peek for third.
GREEN FLAG – LAP 17
Graf spins on the start to bring out the yellow.
Madeline Crane is in the 78 and Cole Butcher has told me that after watching her run this week that “she might be faster than Emily (Meehan).”
One to green.
Johns is headed to the pits while Quinlan will start tail. Haws now leads with Pyle, Crane, Byron and Donahue your top five.
Caution – Lap 16. Johns turns Quinlan for the lead.
Torres is on a mad charge to the front. The 15 is up to ninth as Quinlan goes at Johns for, and takes the lead on Lap 13.
GREEN FLAG- LAP 12
CAUTION – LAP 11 – 88 goes for a spin in Turn 2.
Donahue takes a dive under Pyle and gets him a bit loose. In turn, Irvan now goes to the inside of Donahue and takes fifth away. 78 and 2 now side by side at 6th.
GREEN FLAG – LAP NINE
One to go.
Johns leads Quinlan, Haws, Pyle and Donahue in the Top Five.
We have eight of 30 laps in the books.
Caution out in Turn 2 as Graf in the 12 goes for a spin.
Quinlan to the inside of Haws and takes second.
Top four single file and pulling away. Irvan has Byron on his tail for the sixth place spot. Butcher has Barnes in the 88 under him for fifteenth.
Haws moves in and takes second on Quinlan, as now Connor Pyle moves in on the 77. Johns leads.
GREEN FLAG – YOUNG LIONS
After rolling his car last night, Grant Quinlan is driving the 77 and is on the outside of the front row.
Field is now under caution.
Torres has returned to the track. We are still under red as they are putting the #84 on the roll back.
15 car of Torres, who finished 3rd last night, is heading to the pits.
The four cars in Turn Three are still being untangled.
It is beginning to sprinkle in Turn Three.
24, 15, 84 and 88 all involved. All drivers appear to be okay.
Johns hopes quickly out to the lead as a four car incident in front of me brings out the yellow.
This one is better. Green flag.
8:03pm -Green Flag – Young Li… nope. Start withdrawn. Flagman did not like the start between Johns and Donahue.
Young Lions out on track for their feature. Butcher is lining up 16th.
We’re trying to figure out where Cole Butcher finished in points. Mackintosh has been moved to the end of the lead lap from what we understand for spinning Seth Adams on the last lap. Butcher should be third or fourth in points in Semi Pro.
7:55pm – CHECKERED FLAG – Chandler Smith wins with Zachary Dabbs unofficially coming home as your Bandits champion. Langille 4th.
WHITE FLAG, LAngille under 24 for third.
Two to go, Dabbs still trying to complete the move on 24. Langille closing in and is there on the battle.
Dabbs under Lionhardi with three laps remaining.
Five to go. 26 24 23 51L 28 Top five.
Dabbs uses the lapper as a pick, completes the pass but the 24 throws it under again. Cross over on Lap 12 and now Dabbs looks under Lionhardi for second. Smith pulls away.
24 is all kinds of sideways in Turns 3 and 4. Dabbs will look underneath on Lap 10. Halfway.
Top three inching away from Langille in fourth. Still 26, 24, 23 your top three. We are 8 completed.
Single file racing on Lap 2, Smith, Lionhardi, Dabbs, Langille top four. Canipe is in the infield after light contact with another car on Lap One.
7:50pm – GREEN FLAG – Bandits.
Smith and Dabbs on the front row, Dabbs is your point leader. Langille starts 4th. One to green.
Bandits on track for their feature.
Joe Ryan Osbourne is unofficially your 2013 INEX Winter Nationals Semi Pro Champion
7:43pm – CAUTION/CHECKERS – Osbourne wins. Mackintosh got into Adams coming to the checkers, and Coen and Butcher are parked in Turn Two with Butcher crossways infront of the 67.
Mackintosh out of the groove and Adams passes and here comes Fitzgerland.
TWO TO GO.
Osbourne returns the favor the next lap, Mackintosh wiggles.
Mackintosh not close enough to.. BUMP AND RUN into Turn 3.
Five to go – Osbourne to the inside of Mackintosh and takes the spot.
Seven to go, Mackintosh has a one length lead on Osbourne.
Butcher and Coen starts tail as Mackintosh leads them to GREEN.
9 to go, Osbourne passes Mackintosh as MAckintosh crosses him over into Turn One. Top seven now run nose to tail with Mackinto… CAUTION. Coen gets into the back of and spins Butcher in Turn Two.
Adams is on Thornton for third as Osbourne looks on Mackintosh for the lead.
Top seven get strung out quick. Saunders and Lively are going at it for eighth. Add the yellow 83 into the mix.
GREEN FLAG – Lap 17
Adams moves ahead on this start as we go back to the last completed lap. Mackintosh leads Osbourne, Thornton, Adams and Butcher.
Lap 16 – Butcher to the inside of Adams at fourth. He takes it as the caution flies in Turn Two for the 15n.
Halfway – 15 down 15 to go. Mackintosh leads, Butcher 5th.
Butcher runs fifth with Coen behind him. That would tie the two in points for unofficially the third spot. Mackintosh would move to second if he stays where he is.
Lap 12 – Riley Thornton closes in to make this a three car battle for the lead.
Lap 10 – Mackintosh begins to inch away by a care length over Osbourne.
Lap 9 – Field is single file.
Mackintosh TO THE LEAD on the outside. Two complete. What a move!!! Butcher 5th.
Mackintosh keeping pace with Joe Ryan on the outside..
7:31pm – GREEN FLAG – Semi Pro
There are about 150 or 200 paid people in the stands.
7:30pm – Here come the Semi Pros. 30 Laps to determine a champion. Joe Ryan Osbourne and Ryan Mackintosh to start this one off.
7:25pm – Sam Cornman has taken the checkered flag first, has gone five for five and has won the Winter Nationals Beginner Bandits Championship.
7:19pm – Beginner Bandits are on track now. Keep in mind, each Bando feature tonight is 20 laps and each Legends feature is 30.
We’ll start updates with the Semi Pro race in a few moments.
7:12pm – Beginner bandits have been called to stage as a few stray raindrops are reported in the pits.
7:03pm – Just got word that Wayne Smith will start on the pole for the Pro Lates tonight at New Smyrna. You can hear his interview from last night below.
6:49pm – Cy Harvey and Cole Boudreau had a bet that if Harvey got a 15.2 today that he would give him $50. Boudreau’s money is safe – Cy turned a 15.301 in qualifying, which is 11th to Ira Laughy’s 14.983. Foisy is second, Bursey is 20th (15.683) with Salter 23rd (15.691)
6:47pm – Jarrett Butcher just rushed into the TCM Mobile Office in the pits and told me to “say Hi to Emily on the coverage for me.” There ya go Jarrett.
6:45pm – There will be no Masters B Main tonight – all will start the feature. Still waiting on Masters times.
6:41pm – Still waiting for Masters times, but Cy thinks his qualifying run was “aOK”
6:38pm – Jensen Jorgensen and Cole Boudreau will continue their rivalry we saw at the start of the week in Outlaws. Just four thousandths between Jorgensen (15.900) and Boudreau (15.904). Tanner, (16.122) Naugle (16.244) and Hall (16.424) will line up eighth to tenth.
I caught up with Sam Cornman as the Outlaws were wrapping up their qualifying. You can hear his interview in March, along with all the interviews we have cut here in Florida, on Tim’s Corner Unplugged.
6:30pm – Stevie Johns (14.868) will lead Grant Quinlan to the green flag tonight in Young Lions. Jarrett Butcher (15.401) will start 19th.
6:22pm – Young Lions are on track qualifying.
6:21pm – Braden Langille will start fourth tonight (16.116) with Chandler Smith taking the pole (15.991) in Bandits.
6:15pm – Joe Ryan Osbourne is on the pole with a 14.895 in Semi Pro. Ryan MacKintosh (14.971) starts second with Cole Butcher fifth at a 15.069.
6:13pm – Now up in our audio interview section is a piece from Paul MacLean, General Manager of Riverside International Speedway, who talks about his trip in Florida and the upcoming racing season.
6:11pm – Semi Pro Qualifying is wrapping up on track. Of note, the sun is beginning to set here and it is beginning to cool down a ton from where the temperature was earlier today.
4:36pm – Practice has concluded and qualifying will begin at 6pm.
Meanwhile, we did find our interview with Josh Collins after last night’s hard wreck at New Smyrna. You can take a listen to that interview below.
3:50pm – Final rounds of practice are on track now.
3:42pm – Our interview with Ashton Winger, winner from last night’s Outlaw race and Outlaw point leader heading into the finale, is now up. Head below to find the link to listen.
3:37pm – Cy Harvey told me that all his winnings this week are going to the “Cy Harvey Association for Retired Race Car Drivers.” Cy says he’s still deciding on what the dues are going to be for admittance.
3:11pm – Braden Langille told me earlier that he and his team got some practice in last night after hitting the wall yesterday. Braden is ready to close off this Winter Nationals event on a high note tonight.
2:59pm – Cy Harvey tells me he is just pacing today to not “show up the youngsters.” He is about four tenths off the pace of Cole Boudreau yesterday
2:52pm – Regardless what the others do, here is what our point leaders need to do to clinch, regardless where anyone else finishes. Remember, each position is worth two more points than the other.
Beginner Bandits – San Cornman, start the feature. Three cars here, only a six point swing, he has a 12 point lead.
Young Lions – Brayton Haws (02) has a 38 point lead on Grant Quinlan and Stevie Johns. With only 40 points to win, Haws would have to finish worse than 20th to lose the title and either Quinlan or Johns would have to win.
Bandits: Zachary Dabbs has a 10 point lead on Chandler Smith. Dabbs can lock up the crown with a top four run.
SemiPro: Joe Ryan Osbourne has a 26 point lead on Jay Coen and a 28 point lead on Canadians Cole Butcher and Ryan Mackintosh. Osbourne locks the title up with a top 13 run.
Masters: Ottawa’s Kevin Foisy has a 10 point advantage on Jack Dossey. The #57 can win the championship with a top five run.
Pro: Joey Padgett has a 14 point lead on the 14 car of Jordan Black. A top six run solidifies the championship for the #83.
Outlaw: Ashton Winger has a 8 point lead on Jensen Jorgensen. To clinch, Winger will need at least a podium finish.
2:38pm – We have received points from last night and they are updated on our point page. Click the link above to follow.
2:27pm – Some technical difficulties lead us to not having the audio from Josh Collins last night. Not quite sure what happened there. But instead, we bring you special correspondent Ryan Mackintosh interviewing Jack Tanner from earlier today. That audio gem is down below.
2:08pm – This may be the hottest day we have had so far. Unlike Tuesday where the cloud burnt off and we had sun and hot, we have a bit of both today with some cloud in the pits making it a bit muggy. Highs are scheduled to be in the high 80s this afternoon
2:06pm – Just checked in with the office, they currently do not have points updated as of yesterday but as soon as they do, we will post them for you.
Practice has begun. There are three rounds today.
12:22pm – We currently do not have updated points after Round Four, but official points after Round Three are posted at the link above (we had some changes from the previous post).
The announcement was made here moments ago that the format will go back to the full schedule today. Previously this week, Legends were running 25 and Bandos were running 15 laps respectively instead of the previously announced 30 and 20 lap features respectively. They will be running the latter tonight as was announced when the format was months ago.
Drivers meeting is slated for 1pm.
It’s Finale Friday at Auburndale Speedway!
A bit of an adjusted schedule today with gates opening at 11am, drivers meeting at 1pm, and racing beginning at 7pm. If you are in the area, you can spectate for $14.
Here’s our plan, we’ll be updating the Semi Pro, Bandit, Outlaw, Young Lions and Masters races today (laptop battery permitting, of course) and then grabbing any interviews that we can with winners and champions following the race that are still around.
Cory Hall and the CWRR #03 team have got the car back together for the final night and practiced last night. The front end and back end needed repair along with the axle.
Waylon Farrell’s team has tickets to tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race and will not be racing today.
Cy Harvey says he will be back for the final day of competition.
We went to New Smyrna Speedway last night for the Pro Late Model 100. Josh Collins had a hard wreck and we caught up with him, along with Wayne Smith, Russell Smith Jr and Paul MacLean of Riverside Speedway last night. We’ll have some sounds from the World Series later today.
Race results to appear here.
Qualifying results to appear here.
No Link = Audio not up yet.
GARY BURSEY – “The Moncton Master” talking about racing at Auburndale.
JOSH COLLINS – After a wreck in the Pro Late Model 100 at New Smyrna.
ASHTON WINGER – Outlaw point leader and Thursday winner.
JACK TANNER WITH RYAN MACKINTOSH – Prior to Friday Practice.
PAUL MACLEAN – General Manager of Riverside International Speedway
WAYNE SMITH – Finished 11th at New Smyrna Speedway in the Pro Late Model 100
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