This year it seems each time that the Hurricane Midgets have been to Sunset Speedway, Jamie Bound has been flawless. That continued this weekend as he would pick up the feature victory at the Velocity 250.
The night started off with a caution on lap five of the first heat for the 37 spinning in turn four. Then on the restart, Ryan Brown would stall in turn three. Mack DeMan would pick up the win ahead of Lorne Van Dusen, Mike McLaughlin, David Gallinger, Shawn Gardner, Brad Holmes, Jaike Haywood, Austin Wadham, Blake Wadham and the 37.
The second heat would see Brian Woodland pull off on the second lap with front suspension issues, while the caution flew on lap four for Owen Elliott spinning off turn four. Then with three laps to go, Robin Mclean would spin off of turn two as Corey Whittam headed down pit road. Bound picked up the win ahead of Jessica James, Richard Woodland, Paul Draganac, Shawn Stones, James Rodgers, James Stanley, Mclean, Elliott, Larry Lawson and Randy Hiusser.
With so many cars on the property, the Hurricane Midgets would get to run a b-main. The b-main didn’t go so well, however. On the second lap, Dave Bradley would make contact with Randy Hiusser, sending Hiusser around. As they got together, Larry Lawson would come into the picture, driving over top of Bradley’s rear-wheel and catching air. From there, he would make flip in the air, making contact with the outside wall before landing. The good news is that Lawson was awake and alert, talking to the medical personnel. Per precaution, he was taken to hospital to be checked over so from myself and everybody at OnPitRoad.com, hope Lawson has a speedy recovery. As a result of the incident and delay, the b-main would be scrubbed and the a-main line-up would set based on how they qualified in their heats.
Come feature time, it’d be Lorne Van Dusen jumping out to the early lead ahead of Paul Draganac. Dragnac would then take the lead on lap two ahead of Dusen and Jessica James. James would move into second on lap three, passing Dusen as Jamie Bound was now up to fourth ahead of James Rodgers and Richard Woodland. Bound would continue to move up through the field, moving into third at lap six with Rodgers in tow, kicking Dusen back as the caution flew for Mack DeMan going around in turn two. With 24 laps to go, Dragnac led James, Bound, Rodgers, Richard Woodland, Dusen, Shawn Stones, Brian Woodland, Corey Whittam, Robin McLean, Jaike Haywood and James Stanley.
The restart would bring a battle for the lead between Dragnac and James. However, neither would be left with it as Jamie Bound would take the top spot on lap eight ahead of James and Richard Woodland. Rodgers moved up to into fourth ahead of Dragnac, Brian Woodland, Stones, McLean, Whittam and Dusen. Mack Deman would then get by Dusen for 10th, bringing Dave Bradley through with him. Dusen now ran 12th ahead of Own Elliott and Stanley. DeMan would then move by Whittam for ninth, with Bradley trying to follow suit. However, that wouldn’t go as planned as the caution would fly for Whittam going for the spin. With 13 laps to go, Jamie Bound led Jessica James, Richard Woodland, James Rodgers, Paul Draganac, Brian Woodland, Shawn Stones, Robin McLean, Mack DeMan, DaveBradley, Lorne Van Dusen and Jaike Haywood.
Bound would get a good restart to keep the lead ahead of James, Richard Woodland, Rodgers, Dragnac, Brian Woodland, McLean, DeMan, Bradley, Elliott and Stones. However, the lead wouldn’t last for long as the caution flew once again, this time for Elliott as he went around in turn four. With 10 laps to go, Jamie Bound led Jessica James, Richard Woodland, James Rodgers, Paul Draganac, Brian Woodland, Robin McLean, Mack DeMan, Dave Bradley, Shawn Stones, Lorne Van Dusen, James Stanley, Corey Wittnam, Ryan Brown and Shawn Gardner.
Bound got another good restart as the top-four remained the same as Brian Woodland got around Paul Draganac to move into the fifth spot before the caution flew for Wittnam going around in turn two.
Jamie Bound would get a good restart with two laps to go to take the victory ahead of Jessica James, Richard Woodland, Brian Woodland, James Rodgers, Paul Draganac, Brian McLean, Dave Bradley, Mack DeMan, Shawn Stones, Lorne Van Dusen, Shawn Gardner, James Stanley, Owen Elliott, Ryan Brown, Jaike Haywood, Brad Holmes, Randy Hiusser, Robert Summers, David Gallinger and Shawn Stanley.