Starting on the front row, alongside another former champion Rob Warnes, Baker took the lead from the drop of the green flag, but his charge was short-lived when a multi-car incident coming off the fourth turn produced a red flag. No one was injured in the wreck, but the machines of Duane Cinnamon and Willow Barberstock were sidelined for the rest of the event.
Baker had a strong car, but two-time feature winner Brad Stevenson, who had started from sixth spot, was moving through the field. The 25-lap feature had a number of yellow flags that slowed the pace, but there was no keeping the crowd favourite from earning a trip the winner’s circle. Stevenson held-on for second spot, with Mark Gordon, Brendan Adams and Stu Robinson Jr. completed the top five. Josh Gruntz, Rob Warnes, Chris Burrows, Randy Hollingsworth, Craig Stevenson, Cinnamon and Barberstock rounded-up the finishing order.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: Brad Stevenson, Stu Robinson Jr., Brendan Adams and Duane Cinnamon won qualifying heats earlier in the event...OMRS – in association with the #77 team of Brad Stevenson – gave away a pair of children’s bikes in random chance Fan Appreciation Night draws...The series proudly welcomed a new marketing partner – Gen 3 Electrical Contractors – who attended the Peterborough Speedway show...Brendan Adams was wheeling the #4 machine, in place of Connor James who was running with the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series...Next on the schedule for the popular open-wheeled tour is a Saturday, August 26th date at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval.
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Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media