At Oyster Bed Speedway
OYSTER BED BRIDGE – As the Oyster Bed Speedway approaches its last Sunday afternoon of racing this week before moving to the more traditional Saturday night schedule, many storylines are beginning to play out.
None more remarkable than in the Mini-Stock Division as driver Jason Baglole will continue his quest for a third straight weekend sweep. After going 5-for-5, Baglole was stuck in the middle of the pack during last Sunday’s Super Series race.
The two-race leaders, Tyler Smith and Charles Woolaver, were fighting for the lead as they came around Turns 1 and 2 following a restart, and began pounding on each other as they did throughout most of the race. This time, however, they ended up taking each other out.
Both drivers were given a black flag, and had to drive back to the pits. This opened up another opportunity for Baglole to keep the streak alive. However, Baglole had to settle for second, ending his winning streak at five – or so it seemed.
However, following a post-race tech inspection, the winning car was deemed illegal and Baglole was awarded his sixth straight victory.
Sunday will mark the opening round of the Late Model Super Series. Robbie MacEwen is looking like a favourite to win the opening round as long as he stays out of trouble.
The former division champion is in fine form as he displayed his ability last weekend to take advantage of the extra laps in the feature to start near the back, eventually track down leader Brody MacQuarrie and cleanly get by him over a number of laps.
MacQuarrie won two races earlier in the day, and will also be in contention for the Super Series opener. Defending-champion Kris Fournier is still looking like his car is a bit off following a championship run last season.
Despite capturing one win so far this season, there is certainly room for improvement for the veteran driver, and one can be sure his race team will be looking to get that car running at 100 per cent come Sunday.
Mark LeClair continues to lead the way in the Street Stock Division. He has not finished worse than third while claiming both feature wins in the opening two programs. Former points champion Nick Chaisson seems to be his closest competitor, and has also not finished outside the top three in the six races he has completed.
In the Outlaw Division, Kendall Palmer finally picked up his first career win at Oyster Bed Speedway. The celebration for the single win turned even greater as Palmer was handed all three wins of the day after the race winner was deemed illegal following post tech inspections.
Sunday’s action begins at 2 p.m.