Race Recap: Enduro & Bone Stocks

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June 22, 2013

It was a busy day at Delaware Speedway on Saturday with the Enduro and Bone Stocks hitting the track.  Thames Secondary School would win Saturday’s round of the High School Challenge and victories would go to Kyle Neumeister, Steve Book, and Stan Cook.

neumeistervictoryjune2013Kyle Neumeister (#92) of Strathroy charged through a wild Bone Stock Chaos Car 50-lap event to land himself in victory lane.  Starting dead last in the 36-car field, Neumeister had more than his share of drama during the event, getting spun by his father Mike Neumeister during the race and nearly costing him the win.  Kyle took the lead with four laps to go from Roy Schindel (#9) of Delaware who had led since lap fifteen.  The race saw the first real test of the Bone Stock Chaos rules which take a cue from the Enduro series of the 1990s.  At one point in the race most of the back stretch was blocked a pair of disabled race cars (one of which was previous race leader Jeremy Schindel #22).  Second in the race was Roy Schindel, third was Nathan Hawkins (#47) of Grand Bend.

The race also saw the debut of the High School Challenge.  Jay Doerr (#43) of London did Thames Secondary School proud when he landed their vehicle into the fourth-place spot.

High School Challenge Finish:

1. Thames Secondary School Team 1 (Jay Doerr #43)

2. Wheable (Steve Arrand #37)

3. Thames Secondary School Team 2 (Matt Pritiko #21)

4. Regina Mundi (Justin DeMelo #82)

5. Medway Secondary School (Jordan Lawrence #28)

6. Westminster Secondary School (Jamie Cox #22x)

Piet Blaauboer (#777) of Strathroy took the win in the “Rockford Competition” (see video).  The maneuver, also known as a J-Turn, involves driving a car in reverse and forcing the vehicle to return to the correct direction without losing forward momentum.  Blaauboer was a late entry to the competition.  While lining up for the Enduro 100 he decided to enter the competition which to that point had only seen a pair of Bone Stock drivers make the attempt.  His picture-perfect maneuver earned him the support of the crowd and the top prize: dinner for his crew at the concession stand.

bookvictoryIn the main event Steve Book (#64) of Brantford would take top spot in the GAW Recycling Enduro A-Division for the 100-lap race.  Book took the lead from Steve Arrand (#37) of Ailsa Craig on lap nineteen.  Book would go from there to extend his lead and lap the field.  The victory comes as vindication for Book, who was knocked out of the previous event with a broken cooling fan belt.  Book was also delayed getting to the track, requiring Ralph Book to get behind the wheel during practice to shake down the car on his behalf.  Bill Brekelmans (#88) of London would finish second (with no driver’s side door) and third was Steve Arrand.

In the B-Division Stan Cook would take his first career checkered flag at Delaware Speedway.  Second was Kris Fairweather (#6) of cookwinParkhill and third was Tony Rumble (#04) of Blenheim.  Rumble was fortunate the race ended when it did as after the victory lane ceremony his right front tire had gone flat.

The next event at Dealware Speedway is the Sifton Canada Day 100 this coming Friday.  The event features the FT-Garage Late Models in a 100-laps special as well as the famous V8 Stocks.  Spectator gates open at 6:00 pm racing starts at 7:30 pm.