John Baker Jr. closed out the 2017 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series season with a stretch of three consecutive checkered flags. John Baker Jr. closed out the 2017 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series season with a stretch of three consecutive checkered flags. Morgan Amber Photography

John Baker Jr. Lands His Third Win In A Row To Close Out The 2017 OMRS Season

Written by  Jim Clarke on Monday, 04 September 2017 14:59

Peterborough, ON (September 4, 2017)- It may have taken a while to get rolling, but John Baker Jr. was finally able to put a string of bad luck and mechanical issues behind him.

The home track fan favourite recorded his third consecutive Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. main event win on Saturday, September 2 at Peterborough Speedway.

Taking the green flag from an inside row three starting spot, Baker, who was a multi-time track champion in the provincial Thunder Car ranks, mapped-out a patient charge toward the front of the field. A pair of early yellow flags, including one before the event’s first official lap had been recorded, may have slowed his march to the top spot, but couldn’t delay the race’s inevitable result.

On the 17th circuit, the soft-spoken racing veteran wrestled the lead away from Duane Cinnamon and cruised to his third straight OMRS win of the year. Cinnamon, who won the first race of the 2017 season, hung-on for second, with Mark Gordon, Connor James and Stu Robinson Jr. completing the top five. Rick Warnes, Randy Hollingsworth, Rob Warnes, Craig Stevenson, Willow Barberstock and Brad Stevenson rounded-out the finishing order.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: John Baker Jr. won a pair of qualifying heat races earlier in the night, with others going to Duane Cinnamon and Connor James...Brad Stevenson entered the night’s action with an almost unsurmountable point lead and even though he wasn’t able to complete the main event due to radiator issues, he was named the 2017 series champion...The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. awards banquet is slated for Saturday, October 28th. Details will be posted on the tour’s Facebook page.

Revised 2017 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series schedule and results.

Saturday, May 20th: Sunset Speedway – Spring Velocity
Main event winner: #41, Duane Cinnamon (1st career win)

Saturday, May 27th: Peterborough Speedway
Main event winner: #77, Brad Stevenson (1st career win)

Saturday, June 10th: Peterborough Speedway
Main event winner: #52, Mark Gordon (1st career win)

Saturday, June 24th: Peterborough Speedway
Main event winner: #99, Linc Brown (1st career win)

Saturday, July 1st: Flamboro Speedway – Canada Day Special
Main event winner: #68, Stu Robinson Jr. (1st career win)

Saturday, July 15th: Peterborough Speedway
Main event winner: #52, Mark Gordon

Saturday, July 22nd: Peterborough Speedway
Main event winner: #77, Brad Stevenson

Saturday, August 5th: Flamboro Speedway
Main event winner: #4, Connor James (1st career win)

Saturday, August 19th: Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, August 26th: Peterborough Speedway
Main event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, September 2nd: Peterborough Speedway

Championship Clash

Main event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

2017 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series champion: #77- Brad Stevenson.

Fans can find full series details – including up-to-date point standings – at www.facebook.com/OMRS. Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to represent Ontario Modifieds Racing Series 2017 season.

 

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
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