Around the track at South Buxton Raceway

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DANIELS-MCLEOD-MILLS-AUG-29 by Mike Bennett

Three of the scheduled six feature races were run before a sudden downpour brought Saturday night’s stock car racing to an early end.

The Glassford duo of father Dale, 45, and son Nick, 15, won feature races on the same night for the fourth time this season. Dale won for the 11th time in 13 features run this season in the Westside Performance Plus UMP Late Models while Nick won his fifth in the Autotech Bombers.

Rodney’s Justin Martin had just taken the checkered flag in the Dowler Karn-Ray Mac Auto Parts Topless Sprints feature when rain starting falling.

Nick Glassford led all 15 laps of the Bombers’ feature but was pressured by Kingsville’s James Kelly, Windsor’s Jamie Beaulieu and Wheatley’s Chris Johns the entire way. Kelly ran second for the first 10 laps but got bumped on a restart with five to go and his car stopped on the track two laps later, ending his night. He finished 13th. Johns passed Beaulieu with two laps to go but couldn’t run down Glassford.

Beaulieu still leads the standings by 15 points over Cale Johns and 52 points over Kelly going into this Saturday’s championship night for the Bombers. Kelly won his heat race early in the night, with Beaulieu running second.

Dale Glassford battled Chatham’s Brad Authier door-to-door for the first five laps before pulling away as he continued his season-long dominance of the class. Chatham’s Gregg Haskell and Jim Jones finished second and third, respectively. Windsor’s Bob Visnjic finished seventh.REIMER-QUICK-BALASIN-AUG-29

Martin led all 20 laps for his first career Sprint car win at South Buxton. The only local drivers in the field – Blenheim’s Chris Vandewiele and Chatham’s Tyler Hendricks – finished ninth and 10th in the 10-car field.
A total of 16 preliminary races were run along with the three features before the night was suspended.

Cottam’s Rob Quick picked up his division-leading 11th checkered flag with his heat race win in the Tirecraft Mini-Mods.

Leamington’s Brandon Windsor and Blenheim’s Elliott Wilton won the other Mini-Mods’ heats.

Kingsville’s Dylan Wolters won the ‘B’ Main.

Tilbury’s Gerry Rivait Jr. finished fourth in his heat.

Quick trails Blenheim’s Kyle Hope by 193 points with two weeks left in the Mini-Mods’ season.

In the Modifieds, Chatham’s Darryl Hoekstra, Merlin’s Joe Brosseau and Blenheim’s Brian Speelman won the heats and Shrewsbury’s Jim Dale Jr. took the ‘B’ Main.

Wheatley’s Justin Mills and Tilbury’s J.J. Beaulieu finished sixth in their heats.

Leamington’s Joel Dick finished fourth in his heat and leads Clayton Smith, of Taylor, Mich., by 161 points with three weeks left in the Modified season. Dick is the defending points champion.

Merlin’s Steve Shaw and Chatham’s Eric Vanderiviere won the Tirecraft Sport Stocks heats.

Kingsville’s Rob Young finished third in his heat as he trails Chatham’s Jake Hooker by 47 points with two weeks remaining in the Sport Stocks season.