Chas­ing the champ

Ma­cLean on top of tight street stock di­vi­sion at Oys­ter Bed Speed­way

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - Com­piled by track an­nouncer Jeremy Mac­Don­ald

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.

SCOTT SIN­CLAIR

Bran­don Snow cap­tured the fea­ture race in the street stock di­vi­sion last Satur­day at Oys­ter Bed Speed­way. Rac­ing re­sumes tonight at 6 p.m.

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