On Saturday night at Barrie Speedway, the track officials would try and get in a full night of racing with multiple attempts at drying the track, though would unfortunately have to call the Garry Reynolds Memorial short with rain continuing to fall.
Before the rain took over the show, though, there was some exciting racing on track for the fans that certainly will be remembered for weeks to come in the form of a pair of qualifying races.
2014 Sauble Speedway Champion Ken Grubb (pictured top) would lead in convincing fashion ahead of the first heat to score the victory. Grubb didn’t have it easy, though, as Barrie Speedway regular Ryan Semple was all over his back bumper, looking for a way by at the end. 2014 Barrie Speedway rookie and Reynolds’ grandson Jordan Latimer would post a third place finish, which just adds to his impressive rookie season that included a mid-season victory. 2014 Barrie Speedway Champion Luke Gignac finished fourth after getting by Sunset Speedway regular Dan Archibald in the closing laps of the event. Sunset Speedway regular Johnny Morrison finished sixth, followed by Peterborough’s Craig Scott and Tom Podd.
Shawn Goggins (pictured left) would score the victory in the second heat as he has been on a terror lately, scoring a pair of features near the end of the 2014 season. Barrie Speedway regulars Jason Elliott and Mike Meyer battled throughout with Elliott getting the second spot ahead of Meyer. Sunset Speedway regular Mike Bentley finished fourth while OSCAAR Super Late Model rookie Dave Doucette returned behind the wheel of his former TC ride to round out the top-five. Barrie Speedway rookie Adam Misener would finish sixth, followed by Kevin Reynolds, Paul Maltese and Jay Cutting.
With the Garry Reynolds Memorial in the rearview, the Thunder Car/Super Stock drivers focus their attention to the third round of the Short Track Playoffs – the Velocity 250 at Sunset Speedway. Featuring a 50 lap feature, it’ll mark their first event of the playoffs as they weren’t on the docket for last Thursday night at Sunset Speedway and Barrie’s rain-out.