Posted by: rbmcarriers | June 2, 2008

Southern Ontario Sprint Results – Round 2

With rain threatening to cancel the race on Saturday which no-one wanted, the clouds held the downpour and the race was on!!

In an exciting race at Brockville, Ontario our one and only Warren Mahoney from RBM Carriers was set to take the checkered flag but alas in the last lap was overtaken and settled for second place. Read the whole report here from Southern Ontario Sprints official website.

Poirier Wins Inaugural Brockville SOS Visit


Despite threatening skies, a large crowd gathered at the Brockville Ontario Speedway to witness the first ever visit by the Southern Ontario Sprints tour.  The event was the first sprint car race at the Eastern Ontario track after offseason renovations, and a smooth and very fast racing surface greeted the 19 teams who made the trip.  Rain late in the afternoon delayed the program slightly, but the BOS staff persevered and the reward was great racing all evening, and a completed night entered into the record books for all divisions.

Warren Mahoney and Craig Downie paced the field to start the 20 lap feature, with Mahoney jumping out to the early lead. One lap was recorded before Glenn Styres jumped the cushion in turns 3&4 and spun to a top, bringing out a caution. Mahoney reasserted his lead when the green flag flew again, with fellow 2 time SOS champion Keith Dempster giving chase. Behind them, a torrid battle began as Steve Poirier, Michael Parent, Rick Wilson, and Brian McDonald began to advance towards the front of the pack. Dempster showed Mahoney his front wheels a couple of times, but wasn’t able to get ahead of Mahoney’s #25. Lapped traffic became a factor during the last half of the race as Mahoney closed in on Styres in an attempt to put him a lap down, but was unable to get by the very fast #0 machine, which Glenn had driven to heat race and dash wins earlier in the evening. The traffic also caused Dempster to slide high in turns 3 & 4, which allowed the 42w of Wilson to take over the 2nd position, and the #151 of McDonald took advantage as well by moving into 3rd.

A frightening incident at the end of the 16th lap brought out the red flag when Brian McDonald and Rick Wilson got together in lapped traffic on the frontstretch. McDonald’s #151kb machine hopped the left rear of Wilson’s mount and flipped wildly, landing very hard on top of the concrete barrier which separates the infield from the track surface entering turn 1. McDonald’s car suffered severe damage, especially to the front end, but fortunately Brian emerged unscathed and in fact competed in the 358 Modified feature held later in the evening. Wilson’s car suffered damage to the left rear and also to the left side of the top wing, forcing him to retire from the event.

When the race resumed for a 4 lap dash to the finish, it was Mahoney leading the #28 of Poirier, followed by Dempster, Craig Downie’s #71, and Chris Jones’ #11. Mahoney opened a slight advantage and appeared poised to take his first feature win since August 16, 2003 at Merrittville. Poirier though had other plans, and was able to get by Mahoney exiting turn 2 on lap 18. Poirier then dashed to victory while Mahoney settled for 2nd, followed by Dempster, a hard-charging Michael Parent, and Jones, who took home his 2nd straight top 5 finish in SOS competition.

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