Gary Lindberg Scores Final Modified Race of 2020 at Merrittville Speedway

By: Jonathan Howe

THOROLD, ON Gary Lindberg from Ridgeway, Ontario picked up his third win of the season in the S&W Service Centre 358 Modifieds. Chad Chevalier from Port Colborne, Ontario picked up his first checkered flag of the season in the Rick’s Delivery DIRTcar Sportsman. Dave Bailey from Hagersville, Ontario won his sixth Hoosier Stock feature of the season. Josh Slider from Ridgeway, Ontario picked up the victory in the RONA/Doidge Building Centre Mod Lites. Welland, Ontario’s Kyle Rothwell scored another victory in the Central Fabricating/Glo & Go Tanning 4 Cylinders. Jordan Fidler picked up his fourth victory of the season in the James’ Auto V6.

2019 S&W Service Centre 358 Modified Track Champion Gary Lindberg dominated the 35-lap finale for the Mods, picking up his third win of the season in the Sittler Racing 37s. 2018 track champion and 2019 Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified champion Mat Williamson finished in second. Mike Bowman finished in third. Multi-time track champion and DIRTcar Northeast Hall of Famer “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell finished in fourth and veteran Scott Wood completed the top five.

Three-time Bellinger Electric Inc (BEI Lightning Series) Sportsman Series champion “Heavy Chevy” Chad Chevalier held off Mr. DIRT titlist Brad Rouse to score the win in the 25-lap feature for the Rick’s Delivery DIRTcar Sportsman.

Dave Bailey and Rob Murray put on a battle that was another Hoosier Stock classic. The two multi-time track champions battled for several laps throughout the 20-lap affair, with Bailey getting the advantage by using the high side of the speedway to earn the win.

Josh Sliter scored his fourth win of the season in the RONA/Doidge Building Centre Mod Lites. Former track champ Jeff May led most of the event and Sliter passed May in the final corner to score the win.

Kyle Rothwell scored his fourth win in the Central Fabricating/Glo & Go Tanning 4 Cylinders. For Rothwell, it was his fourth win in the last five 4 Cylinder events held. Cameron Lane was disqualified in the main event for rough driving. Jordan Fidler broke the right front wheel on his V6 machine and he was still able to park it in victory lane.

Terry Keagan was honored pre-race by the Merrittville Speedway Reunion Committee with the CAA Niagara Dedication to Racing Award. Keagan and his company, Baron Roofing has been a title sponsor for several big races at Merrittville over the years and sponsoring several racecars, including Brad Rouse and Jordan Cosco, amongst others.

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The final stock car event of the 2020 season at Merrittville will take place on Saturday, October 3rd as the 360 Sprint Cars alongside the Rick’s Delivery DIRTcar Sportsman will headline the show. The RONA/Doidge Building Centre Mod Lites, Central Fabricating/Glo & Go Tanning 4 Cylinders and the James’ Auto V6 will fill out the Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series program. Showtime is at 7 pm.

Fans can register for the lottery draw for admission tickets to the racing program by following the directions on the Merrittville Speedway Facebook and Twitter page. Fans can email between 5-9 pm on MONDAY evening, September 28th. The emails must include names, phone numbers, and hometowns for each person in your group.

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S&W Service Centre 358 Modifieds: GARY LINDBERG, Mat Williamson, Mike Bowman, Pete Bicknell, Scott Wood, Tim Jones, Fred Carleton, Dalton Slack, Mark D’llario, Brad Rouse, Justin Sharp, Tanner Podwinski, Derek VanMil, Brian Page, Rob Knapp

Qualifying Heats: Pete Bicknell, Mat Williamson

Rick’s Delivery DIRTcar Sportsman: CHAD CHEVALIER, Brad Rouse, Cody McPherson, Justin Sharp, James Friesen, Trevor Wright, Luke Carleton, Jason VanMil, Emily Puchalski, Jeff Panunte, Dave Small, Bill Bleich Jr, Noah Mamo, John Babion, Nathan Peattie, Chris Storm, Greg Panunte, Terry Smith, Dean Scott, Mitch Dumont, Dylan Davidson, Rob Sauder, Chris Watters, Caleb Taylor, Tyler Puchalski, Dan McKay, Dave Flannigan, Adam Leslie

Qualifying Heats: Justin Sharp, Adam Leslie, Luke Carleton

Hoosier Stocks: DAVE BAILEY, Rob Murray, Justin Ramsay, Steve Shaw, Jason Fontaine, Kyle Wert, Donny Lampman, Mike Thorne, Logan Shwedyk, Jim Lampman, Jens Mortensen, Kacey Huffman, Dave Small, Brian Speelman, Kevin D’Amore, Robbie General, Kyle Andress, Clinton Nicholls, Chris Hale, Go Fast Teeple, Adam Plazek, Terry Gorgerat, JT Miller (Disqualified – Getting Out of Car during Caution)

Qualifying Heats: Go Fast Teeple, Logan Shwedyk, Dave Bailey

RONA/Doidge Building Centre Mod Lites: JOSH SLITER,Jeffrey May, Randy Giroux, Sean Iftody, RJ Pietz, Chris Watson, Shawn Sliter, Tyler Winger, Rob Misener, Ryan Anderson, Ryleigh Sliter, Dave Cornish, Brent Begolo

Qualifying Heats: Randy Giroux, Jeffrey May

Central Fabricating/Glo & Go Tanning 4 Cylinders: KYLE ROTHWELL,Leroy Buscumb, Jay Moulton, Fabio Olivieri, Olivier Larocque, Rob Hoskins, Tristan DaSilva, Trevor DeBoer, Chris Laskey, Rob Disher, Ross Crowe, Mark Deagle, Kameron Kocarik, Sam Iftody, Lyle White, Danny Wurster, Clinton Barrick, Brandon Gruhl, Dan Muir, Brian Aube, Braden Keus, Mike Giberson, Alex Pidgeon, Craig Vlasic, Cameron Lane (DQ – Rough Driving)

Qualifying Heats: Jay Moulton, Kyle Rothwell, Fabio Olivieri

James’ Auto V6: JORDAN FIDLER, John Couture, Josh Dmytrow, Dustin Duga, Kevin Conley, Joe Bleich, Tina Ronning, Colton Lane, Dave Hahl, Zach Dmytrow

Qualifying Heats: Jordan Fidler, Josh Dmytrow