Birth­day fire­works

As track marks mile­stone, driv­ers bump on track then get into shov­ing match in pits

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Tem­pers flare in the Street Stock di­vi­sion at Oys­ter Bed Speed­way as driv­ers bump on track and then get into shov­ing match in the puts, all as the track cel­e­brated its 30th an­niver­sary.

It was a nos­tal­gic at­mos­phere dur­ing re­cent ac­tion at the Oys­ter Bed Speed­way in Oys­ter Bed Bridge as the one of Canada’s long­est run­ning stock car tracks cel­e­brated its 30th birth­day.

As much as some things have changed over the years when it comes to rac­ing such as tech­nol­ogy, safety and media plat­forms some things re­mained the same as tem­pers flared in the Street Stock di­vi­sion be­tween driv­ers Nick Chais­son and Nevin Scott re­sult­ing in a sus­pen­sion.

Af­ter rac­ing each other quite hard for a few laps, as the two driv­ers came into turn three Chais­son ran Scott into the out­side re­tain­ing wall. Chais­son was able to drive off the track with some heavy dam­age to his car, but Scott’s car had to helped off by the wrecker.

Scott ex­ited his ve­hi­cle and af­ter re­mov­ing his hel­met then walked off the track and back into the pit area where he headed straight to the pit stall of Chais­son fol­lowed by crew mem­bers, sup­port­ers and fans look­ing to catch a glimpse of the ac­tion.

The two driv­ers con­fronted each other with some colour­ful lan­guage and a few shoves be­fore be­ing re­strained by track of­fi­cials.

The two cars wouldn’t re­turn for the fea­ture.

Both cars are el­i­gi­ble to re­turn for Satur­day’s rac­ing, how­ever, Chais­son will not be al­lowed be­hind the wheel of his car un­til he serves a sus­pen­sion.

Alex Shee­han was the strong­est car on the night in the di­vi­sion, driv­ing to vic­tory in the fea­ture and crush­ing the hopes of Troy Burke’s bid for a triple win on the night.

Burke opened his night with a pair of wins in con­vinc­ing fash­ion, but in the ex­tended lap fea­ture Shee­han made it through the pack and drove past him for the win. Burke set­tled for sec­ond. Bran­don Snow also had a strong night with a heat win plus a pair of thirds.

It was an in­com­plete night for the Late Model Di­vi­sion as just prior to the start of the fea­ture the sky opened up with enough rain to send an early end to the night of rac­ing.

Mark Le­clair added his third win of the sea­son to his re­sume with Jason Mac­Cal­lum se­cur­ing the other vic­tory.

In the Mini Four Fun di­vi­sion it was only the sec­ond week­end that Har­ley Cor­nish was with­out a win.

The di­vi­sion leader in points and wins had three podium fin­ishes.

Andy Shea and Randy Perry set them­selves up for a pos­si­ble triple win on the night af­ter open­ing with a pair of wins each.

In the fea­ture, though they would be caught by Jeff Richard, who went on to record the fea­ture win.

The Out­law di­vi­sion had three sep­a­rate win­ners on the night in­clud­ing Tyler Ma­cLean and Coady Palmer with Kendall Palmer se­cur­ing the fea­ture.

Rac­ing re­sumes Satur­day night at 6 p.m. fea­tur­ing the Mar­itime Pro Stock Tour, the Mar­itime Le­gends Tour along with round two of the Street Stock Su­per Se­ries 50-lap fea­ture.

On the web at www.oys­terbed­speed­waypei.com.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Nick Chais­son (27) runs Nevin Scott (51) into the wall in re­cent ac­tion at Oys­ter Bed Speed­way in Oys­ter Bed Bridge. The ac­ci­dent re­sulted in a mi­nor scuf­fle be­tween Chais­son and Scott in the pit area and a sus­pen­sion for Chais­son.

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