WESTBROOK WINS SEVENTH WITH SOS AT HUMBERSTONE

Sunday - August - 2017

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. – August 13, 2017 – Dylan Westbrook started on the pole and led all 25 laps to score his seventh victory of the season with the Southern Ontario Sprints during the Series’ second visit of the year to the Port Colborne, Ont. track on Sunday night.

Westbrook started on the front row with 2013 Series champion Chris Jones, but quickly pulled out to a comfortable lead. Jones, meanwhile, had to contend with second row starters Shawn Sliter and Ryan Turner. Turner was able to pull alongside Jones on the top side of the track and claim the second position after three laps.

By lap five, Westbrook had already distanced himself from the field by a straightaway over Turner. However, his advantage was eliminated on lap seven when Jim Porter spun in turn two, got up on two wheels and tipped gently on his side to bring out a red flag. He was uninjured and able to continue.

On the restart, Westbrook pulled away from the field again with a lapped car buffer separating him from Turner. The restart saw Cory Turner take third from Chris Jones and led to a battle between the Turner brothers for second at the halfway mark.

With 11 laps to go, Cory found his way past younger brother Ryan and set out to track down Westbrook who was in heavy lapped traffic. Turner narrowed the gap from a full straightaway to five car lengths, but got stuck behind a pair of slower cars racing side-by-side with five laps to go, allowing Westbrook to regain an advantage he couldn’t overcome.

The victory was Westbrook’s fifth straight with the SOS, a streak that started back at Ohsweken Speedway on June 30. Cory Turner’s run from the eighth starting spot to second earned him the Hard Charger award. Westbrook, Ryan Turner and Jones won qualifying heats.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2017 season with a doubleheader at Brighton Speedway during the Ulramar Labour Day Classic weekend on September 2-3. The Series will have two complete shows during the back-to-back showdown. For additional event information, visit www.brightonspeedway.ca 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
2017 SEASON EVENT #9 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017
HUMBERSTONE SPEEDWAY – PORT COLBORNE, ON 

ENTRY LIST
(Number Name – Hometown)
0 Holly Porter – Delhi ON
6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford ON
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON
11j Chris Jones – Picton ON
14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick ON
15 Mike Ferrell – London ON
21 John Burbridge – St. Williams ON
22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON
22p Jim Porter – Grand Island NY
22x Mike Ferrell – London ON
25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy ON
27z Stan Zanchin – Fort Erie ON
30 Adam West – Ridgeway ON
38 Brad Knab – Arcade, NY
47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland ON
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope ON
71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne ON
90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby ON
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON
97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2)
2. 90 Travis Cunningham (1)
3. 25 Warren Mahoney (5)
4. 9 Steve Lyons (3)
5. 22p Jim Porter (7)
6. 38 Brad Knab (6)
7. 66 Frank Baranowski (4)


HEAT RACE #2
 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 91 Ryan Turner (1)
2. 14h Jim Huppunen (3)
3. 97 Cory Turner (4)
4. 30 Adam West (2)
5. 27z Stan Zanchin (5)
6. 6 Curtis Gartly (7)
7. 22x Mike Ferrell (6)


HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 11J Chris Jones (3)
2. 22 Shawn Sliter (2)
3. 71s Josh Sliter (1)
4. 11 Jamie Turner (4)
5. 0 Holly Porter (6)
6. 21 John Burbridge Jr (5)

FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1)
2. 97 Cory Turner (8)
3. 91 Ryan Turner (4)
4. 11J Chris Jones (2)
5. 14h Jim Huppunen (5)
6. 11 Jamie Turner (12)
7. 22 Shawn Sliter (3)
8. 90 Travis Cunningham (9)
9. 25 Warren Mahoney (7)
10. 30 Adam West (11)
11. 0 Holly Porter (15)
12. 38 Brad Knab (16)
13. 9 Steve Lyons (10)
14. 6 Curtis Gartly (17)
15. 21 John Burbridge (18)
16. 22p Jim Porter (13)
17. 71s Josh Sliter (6)
18. 66 Frank Baranowski (19)
19. 22x Michael Ferrell (20)
20. 27z Stan Zanchin (14)

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-25
Hard Charger – Cory Turner (+6 – 8th to 2nd)

2017 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:
Dylan Westbrook – 7 (Brighton May 20, South Buxton June 3, Ohsweken June 30, Brighton July 8, Brighton August 5, South Buxton August 12, Humberstone August 13)
Chris Jones – 1 (Brighton June 17)

UP NEXT:

Brighton Speedway; Brighton, Ontario – Labour Day Classic Weekend, September 2-3 2017 

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and www.ImageFactor.ca.

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