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Monday, July 3, 2017

Rouse earns RoC Sportsman Series win at Humberstone

RoC Sportsman winner Brad Rouse - credit: Softouch Photo
Brad Rouse was victorious in the Race of Champions Sportsman Series main event as part of the Brian’s Tire Repair Canada Day $1,000 to win Showdown in memory of Harold Sonnenberg at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday evening.  Kyle Sopaz won the main event for the Maple Leaf Foods RUSH Late Models, while Ken Sargent earned the win in the JC Auto Street Stock feature. Kyle Rothwell won his second feature of the season for the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks feature, Kyle Tomaski won in Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks, and Jason Coutu held off Mason Smith to score the win in the $1,000 Enduro.

Defending track champion Brad Rouse and Tyler Puchalski set the front row for the 50-lap feature for the RoC Sportsman Series, with Rouse showing the way early on. Rouse and Justin Sharp battled for the lead for several circuits, with Sharp taking over the lead on Lap 11. Following a caution on Lap 18, Rouse and Cody McPherson took the top two spots. Late in the race, Chad Chevalier put pressure on Rouse on a restart and eventually took the lead on Lap 44, but Rouse took the lead back on a late-race caution and held off Chevalier and Sharp to grab the win and the $1,000 payday.

Humberstone will be back in action on Sunday, July 9 as Walters Excavating presents a full card of racing plus a Racers’ Only “Grudge Match” Demolition Derby. Also on the card will be Time Trials for the All Canadian Championships for the Mini Stocks and Pro 4 Trucks. Pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and grandstands at 5 p.m., with races scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Keep up with the action at www.humberstonespeedway.com

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