Cassius Clark Races To Second Irving Blending & Packaging 250
(Sept. 6, 2015) Cassius Clark won the Irving Blending & Packaging Pro Stock 250 on Sunday night, taking home $30,100. It was the biggest winner’s share in a single race in the history of Speedway 660. Clark was challenged by several strong contenders but turned them all aside while dominating the 250 lap race.
“We’ve won some pretty big races over the years but this is the biggest payday in my racing career and I want to thank Rollie MacDonald and this King Racing Team for putting an awesome car under me tonight” said Cassius Clark from Farmington, Maine. “The car was perfect and to win the Irving Blending & Packaging 250 in front of this capacity crowd at Speedway 660 is something I’ll remember for a long time.”
Thirty-one cars started Atlantic Canada’s biggest race of the year. Johnny Clark, a two-time winner of the 250, rallied late in the race and made a strong run to the front but had to settle for second place. Craig Slaunwhite, another former winner, came home third. Cassius Clark, DJ Shaw and Dave O’Blenis won the Pro stock heat races. Sarah McKay and Dylan Gosbee took the checkers in the Consolation races.
“Every time there was a caution we took our car in the pits and my team did everything possible to make the car better and that’s why we finished second” said Johnny Clark, from Hallowell, Maine. “Cassius was on top of his game tonight and we had nothing for him, but we’re still pleased to come back to 660 and get a great finish.”
Cassius Clark led the most laps including the Modern Electric Half Way Challenge, the Greenfield Enterprises lap and the Gordie Halpin Memorial lap. Each of those laps paid $1000. Clark, who led 242 of the 250 laps pocketed $15,100 in Contingency Award prize money. That combined with the $15,000 winner’s share, gave Clark over $30,000!
Rob Raynes won the DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock 50 lap feature on Sunday. Raynes, the 2015 Street Stock champion, finished ahead of Courtney O’Blenis and Geoff Tugwell. Raynes and Roger Slocum won the Street Stock heat race.
Irving Blending & Packaging SpeedWeekend fans were also treated to action in from the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter drivers. Brody Levesque, followed up a heat race win with the 25 lap feature victory. Matt Crocker and Kyle Boudreau finished second and third. Jeremy Doran won the other Sharp Shooter heat race.
The Irving Blending & Packaging SpeedWeekend wraps up on Monday afternoon at 2PM with the Capital City Auto Parts ENDURO 200.
Irving Blending & Packaging 250 Results
Cassius Clark has won $30,100 en route to the win in the Irving Blending & Packaging 250.
Clark led 242 laps to take his second big win at Speedway 660 over Johnny Clark and Craig Slaunwhite.
Brody Levesque won the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters feature while Rob Raynes took the DMR Auto Street Stock 50.
Full results for the event will be available on Monday morning from the Speedway.