RAINED OUT – Oyster Bed Set for Busy Sunday Afternoon
Track Release/Photo by Marlie Paynter
OYSTER BED BRIDGE — After one of the wildest finishes ever to a David Lambe Memorial race, Oyster Bed Speedway is gearing up for one of its last weekends of stock car action for the season.
Last weekend, the Speedway ran the 60-lap Street Stock memorial race and will follow that up this Sunday with the final round of the Street Stock Super Series featuring a 50-lap feature.
In the David Lambe Memorial, the starting field was set from a pair of heat races, which were won by Emmett Donahue and Mark Leclair respectively. Both Drivers were awarded the front row for the start of the feature.
In the second heat race, Mike Dusky was given a black flag and sent off the track after his part in spinning a car on two separate occasions.
He would be forced to start the feature from the back pack of the 20-car field.
When the green flag flew, Leclair leapt out to the early lead and was able to drive away from the pack. Numerous cars tried to give Leclair a run on numerous re-starts but he was able to keep all challengers behind in his dust.
Meanwhile, Duskey began the daunting task of attempting to maneuver his way through the entire pack in order to give himself a shot at a win. By the 45th lap Dusky was finally able to begin challenging Leclair for the lead.
Following a caution, the two drivers would start side by side, battling each other for a few laps and making contact as they jockeyed for position. After a few laps Dusky made contact with Leclair, which sent the car that had led every lap to that point spinning into turn one. With the entire field moving by Leclair a caution would eventually come out leaving Leclair visibly upset, shaking his fist out the window.
Duskey was sent to the back of the pack beside the former leader, who decided to take out some frustration on the car that cost him a shot at the prestigious race.
Upon the restart it didn’t take long for Leclair to spin Dusky and send him into the infield on the front stretch.
Under caution with Duskey’s nose of his car pointing towards the stands Leclair drove right in front of the stopped car at a high rate of speed, coming within feet of clipping the car, earning Leclair a Black flag of his own and an early trip to the pits.
With all this happening an opportunity for a win opened up for many drivers and current points leader Mark MacLean took advantage.
MacLean, who also leads the division in total wins, was able to steer his car to victory, claiming the Piston Cup.
Colton Ford picked a second-place finish followed by Jamie Stewart in third.
In the late model division, Kris Fournier continued to chop down the points lead Robbie MacEwen amassed throughout the season. Scoring a win in a heat and a feature, Fournier climbed to within 36 points heading into this weekend. Brandon Snow picked up a pair of wins on the race card as well.
The points battle in the Outlaw Division continues to be as close as ever.
Kendall Palmer is holding onto a slim four-point lead over Tyler MacLean. James Doucette drove Palmer’s car to a pair of wins.
In the Four Fun Division, Jillian Gregory took home her first-ever triple win. Meanwhile, Charles Woolaver was able to pad to his lead as former leader, Tyler Smith, had more mechanical issues leaving him unable to finish a race all day.
Racing gets underway at 2 p.m. Sunday and will feature kids’ rides plus a demolition derby as the finale.