By JEFF CIGLICH
CORNWALL, ONT – Cory Winters of Finch, On captured the rescheduled Spirit Of ’76 Vintage Shootout presented by Denzil Billings this past Sunday with the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club.
From his outside pole position Winters battled Toledo Tornado Brian Comeau for several laps in the early going. Using the top of the Speedway Winters eventually pulled away with Comeau solidly in second. With one and two settling in, the battle for position was for third with Paul Billings, Tyler Reynolds and Nathan Berry swapping spots back and forth. Billings would claim the last spot on the podium ahead of Berry and Reynolds rounding out the fast five.
Although he finished 9th on the track, Peter Stapper would claim the checkers in the 50’s and 60’s class piloting the Henry Hannewyck owned #66.
Steve Billings of Merrickville, On would claim the Hard Charger award.
Pit notes…19 machines reporting in for the season opener…difficult track conditions would cause some damage to a number of competitors throughout the night…the club impressed with a nice variety of racers, Pinto’s, Corvair’s, Vega wagon’s and of course Coupe’s looked sharp on the Cornwall clay.
This coming week see’s the action move to the Brockville Ontario Speedway for the EOVSCC’s only appearance there this season as part of the Earl Bilow Memorial.
Spirit Of ’76 Vintage Shootout
Cornwall Motor Speedway
May 28th 2017
15 laps, 19 entries
1) 33 Cory Winters, 2) B7 Brian Comeau 3) B10 Paul Billings 4) 14B Nathan Berry 5) 81 Tyler Reynolds 6) B3 Steve Billings 7) R7 Ryan Comeau 8) B22 Steve Lackie 9) 66 Peter Stapper 10) 3 Brian Billings 11) 4 Tim Hegarty 12) 00 Darrell Wilson 13) 12 Tim Charland 14) 13 Kayla Charland 15) 37 Matt Barbour 16) 42 Pat Charland 17) X22 Denzil Billings Jr. 18) 11 Justin Saunders DNS) 2 John Stanley
Turn Table Tim Hard Charger: Steve Billings
Heat 1) B. Comeau 2) P. Billings 3) Reynolds 4) Barbour 5) Billings Jr. 6) S. Billings
Heat 2) Winters, Berry, R.Comeau, Lackie, Stanley
Heat 3) Stapper, K.Charland, B. Billings, Hegarty, Wilson, Saunders, P. Charland, T. Charland