Chasing the champ
MacLean on top of tight street stock division at Oyster Bed Speedway
The street stock division at Oyster Bed Speedway continues to be the most competitive division with 11 different drivers winning this season.
Defending champion Mark MacLean leads the division and is tied for the most wins with three. He also leads the division in topthree finishes with nine.
The defending champion has plenty of drivers nipping at his heels.
Alex Sheehan, who was in the championship hunt last season, currently sits second in points. He has one victory, eight top-three finishes and has become one of the division’s most consistent drivers. A pair of younger drivers has also started to make some noise in the division.
Colton Ford, driving a new car this season, has three wins in the past two weekends of racing and has climbed the leaderboard.
Former late model division driver Brandon Snow had a breakout moment last weekend, grabbing the checkered flag in the feature. Snow held off advances from a number of drivers and the win propelled him into fourth in the standings.
Kris Fournier, a former champion in the late model division, leads the way this season after four nights of racing. The veteran driver has finished in the topthree in six of 12 races.
Matt Palmer is poised to give Fournier a run for his money after scoring a feature win on the opening race day and has finished in the top-three five times.
Fan favourite Randy Millar enjoyed one of his best nights in a few years after opening up last weekend with a pair of secondplace finishes before grabbing a feature win in the finale.
Division rookie Mark LeClair had his breakout moment last weekend. Four weeks into his division debut, LeClair piloted his car into victory lane in his opening two heats and came close to a complete sweep of the evening’s races.
Attempting to make a pass on Millar late in the race the rookie pushed his car a little too far sending him spinning into the infield grass. LeClair, however, looks very comfortable behind the wheel of a late model and many people are expecting great things from him.
The four fun division is being dominated by the Cornishes.
Only twice this season has a checkered flag gone to someone other than a Cornish. Division leader Harley Cornish has been on top all season, winning eight of the first 14 races, including three features. Jason Cornish has won four races, including a feature.
Despite not winning a race this season, Randy MacTavish has five top-five finishes and finds himself in second.
The outlaw division is being led by a family name.
This time, father/son duo Kendall and Cody Palmer lead the way. Defending champion Kendall is on top with six wins, including a feature, with Cody close behind in second with two heat wins and two feature wins.
Racing resumes this tonight at 6 p.m. and will feature racing from the bandalero division.
Brandon Snow captured the feature race in the street stock division last Saturday at Oyster Bed Speedway. Racing resumes tonight at 6 p.m.