Posted by: rbmcarriers | August 5, 2008

Southern Ontario Sprint Results – Round 7

The Mahoney’s of RBM Carriers have given us all reason to celebrate this week!!  Warren Mahoney won the feature on Saturday at South Buxton!!  Starting in 7th place and winning!!  Way to go Warren!!  Dick Mahoney finished the race in third – but sure made everyone work for their positions!  Congratulations to all.  Here’s the complete story from Tommy Grudge of Southern Onario Sprints.

THE DROUGHT IS OVER!!  MAHONEY WINS AT SOUTH BUXTON

Number 25 takes the checkered flag!!

Number 25 takes the checkered flag!!

Warren Mahoney finally got the monkey off his back by taking his 10th career Southern Ontario Sprints feature win in convincing fashion on Saturday night. Mahoney’s last SOS feature win came nearly 5 years ago at the Merrittville Speedway on August 16, 2003, and he had recorded 8 runner-up finishes since that win, before climbing back up to the top step of the podium at South Buxton.

Derek Jonathan and Dick Mahoney led the field to the green flag to start the 7th feature of the 2008 SOS season, with Jonathan taking the lead coming out of the 2nd turn. Jonathan’s lead would be short-lived however, as the driver from Lewiston, NY slipped high off the track in turns 1 and 2 after completing the first lap and flipped. Fortunately the #81 suffered only minor damage in the incident, which brought an end to what had been a good week for the Jonathan team as they had taken a heat race win earlier in the evening, and won their first ever sprint car feature last Sunday in weekly action at the Humberstone Speedway.

With one lap in the books, Dick Mahoney assumed the lead for the restart and took off when the green flag dropped, looking for his 2nd feature win at South Buxton. Behind Mahoney’s #79, the action was heating up as Ryan Hunsinger was holding onto the 2nd position with a pack of hungry drivers on his tail. 2nd place points man Warren Mahoney and points leader Glenn Styres had started side-by-side in row #4, with 3rd place Keith Dempster directly in front of them. While Styres and Dempster were unable to make much headway, Mahoney darted through the field, making his way into 2nd and chasing down his father Dick before another red flag stopped the race with 7 laps completed, as Kyle Patrick was upside down in turn 3. Patrick was working on Craig Downie for the 8th position as he entered turn 3 on the low side, but slid up into Downie’s #71, caught a wheel, and barrell-rolled. Patrick emerged from his damaged car uninjured, but the crew has more work to do once again in what has turned into a season of terrible luck for the #33k team.

The race went back green with Warren right on his father’s tail, and it was only a matter of time until Warren got by the #79. “The Wiley One” made his move around his father to take the lead during the 9th lap, and set sail out front. While the action was going on out front, Glenn Styres found his groove and started to move forward, making his way into 2nd around Dick in turn 1, but Warren was ahead by 2.5 seconds by that point and slicing through lapped traffic with relative ease. Styres was fast, but could not put a dent in Warren’s lead, and the race went green the rest of the way, with Warren crossing the finish line out front, followed by Styres, Dick Mahoney holding off a determined Adam West for 3rd while West settled for 4th, and Bob Crawford in 5th.

‘A’ FEATURE
(20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 25 Warren Mahoney (7)
2. 0 Glenn Styres (8 )
3. 79 Dick Mahoney (2)
4. 30 Adam West (5)
5. 10 Bob Crawford (4)
6. 5 Keith Dempster (6)
7. 71 Craig Downie (10)
8. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (3)
9.. 5d Dave Dykstra (14)
10. 1a John Riegling (9)
11. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (11)
12. 66 Frank Baranowski (15)
13. 69 Garry Evans (13) DNF
14. 33k Kyle Patrick (12) DNF
15. 81 Derek Jonathan (1) DNF
16. 15 Mike Ferrell (16) DNS

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