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Monday, August 14, 2017

Westbrook takes S.O.S. A-Main at Humberstone Sunday

credit: freedigitalphotos.net/David Castillo Dominici
Dylan Westbrook won the A-Main for the Southern Ontario Sprints at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday evening. Cody McPherson won his second PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman feature of the season, while Paul Grigsby won his first main event of the season for the Maple Leaf Foods RUSH Late Models. Dave Bailey won his fourth JC Auto Street Stocks feature of the season, Olivier Larocque scored his second win of the season in the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks, and Danny Wurster picked up his second win of the season for the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks.

Westbrook and Chris Jones brought the field of Southern Ontario Sprints to the green flag for their 25-lap A-Main, with Westbrook taking the lead. Cory Turner caught Westbrook in heavy lap traffic with seven laps remaining, but Westbrook pulled away to win his fifth straight A-Main, his eighth S.O.S. feature victory of the season. Cory Turner and Ryan Turner completed the top three.   

Westbrook broke the previous 360 Sprint Car track record of 13.507 seconds, set in 2009 by Bobby Breen, with his hot lap time of 13.434 seconds.

Darrell Farraway and McPherson led the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman to the green flag for their 25-lap feature event with McPherson jumping into the lead quickly and never looking back, going on to score his second win of the season.

Grigsby and Tim Gillespie shared the front row for the feature for the Maple Leaf Foods RUSH Late Models, with Grigsby taking the lead early. Jeff Dayman took the lead from Grigsby on Lap 9, but Grigsby returned to the lead on Lap 11. Chad Homan caught Grigsby with two laps remaining but Grigsby held on for the win, his first at Humberstone since September 2015.

Racing will return to Humberstone on Sunday, August 20 as Port Colborne Home Hardware presents a full card of racing plus the second appearance of the season by the Mod Lites and Round 4 of the Cooper Motorsports Minivans of Mayhem. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. in the pits and 5 p.m. in the grandstands, with race time scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Keep up with the action at www.humberstonespeedway.com

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