Wednesday Night At The Races

Tired of dinner and a movie as the only option during the week? Wyant Group Raceway added another option this week with Wednesday night racing. This of course clears the track on the weekend for the Shrine Circus Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday we focused on the Saskatoon Shrine Club Sask Legends and they didn’t disappoint as they put on some tight action packed racing. Wait a minute…. we were supposed to see 20 clowns come out of one of the Legends cars. That didn’t happen.

None of the divisions racing Wednesday evening disappointed race fans.
Even though Jim Barnsley won all three races in the Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stock division, he had to work his way to the front in every race, with both the #4 of Shawn Magee and #23 of Cole Nixey making that task extremely difficult. A couple of times it looked like Barnsley’s winning streak would come to an end, but alas he made it a perfect nine in a row.

The Law Enforcement Guardian Bandoleros have become a fan favorite, evidenced by the animated cheering from the crowd during their races.
Their skill and confidence grows with each race. The cars being so small, each move in and out of other cars looks gigantic.

Tun Maung, who drives the #1 Law Enforcement Guardian Bandolero has a large following amongst the fans. This is of course the young driver who didn’t know the difference between the brake and gas pedal only three weeks ago. Tonight he won the qualifier race and was on his way to winning the feature when he spun with a couple of laps remaining, putting him to the back of the field without enough time to recover. He did get back to a fifth place finish though.

Ty Stewart, in the #14 Country Style BBQ Bandolero won the heat and feature.

The #49 of Shantel Kalika won the Tiger Automotive Pro Truck heat race, with the #01 of Alex Leschenko taking the qualifier. It was a photo finish in the feature as Kalika and Anderson battled through corners three and four, back and forth for the lead. At the line though it was the #19 of Aaron Anderson across first by mere inches. Shantel had the edge before and after the line, but it’s that first nose over the line that counts.

In the Saskatoon Shrine Club Sask Legends, it was AJ Morrison and Blake Erb trading places all night. Morrison took the #84 to the line first in time trials and the qualifier, but it was Erb’s #21 Legend winning the heat and feature races.

Racing action is back at the Wyant Group Raceway next weekend, with the Sky Financial Series Astro Towing 150 Saturday June 18. The late models are joined by the Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stocks, the Tiger Automotive Pro Trucks and the Shell Nitro V-Power Sportsman Divisions. Gates open at
4:30 with the first green flag at 6:05pm

Complete Results:

Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stock Division:
Heat Race:
1. #41 Jim Barnsley
2. #4 Shawn Magee
3. #23 Cole Nixey
4. #37 Scott Kozak
5. #77 Shawn Conarroe
6. #7 Dylan Isley

Qualifier Race:
1. #41 Jim Barnsley
2. #23 Cole Nixey
3. #4 Shawn Magee
4. #37 Scott Kozak
5. #77 Shawn Conarroe
6. #7 Dylan Isley

Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stock Feature:
1. #41 Jim Barnsley
2. #23 Cole Nixey
3. #4 Shawn Magee
4. #37 Scott Kozak
5. #77 Shawn Conarroe
6. #7 Dylan Isley
Tiger Automotive Pro Truck Division
Heat Race:
1. #49 Shantel Kalika
2. #19 Aaron Anderson
3. #5 Ian McLean
4. #01 Alex Leschenko
5. #88 Brad Wrennick
6. #18 Bill Zubrecki
7. #94 Mickey Pogoda
8. #92 Brennan Kirton
9. #14 William Stelzner

Qualifier Race:
1. #01 Alex Leschenko
2. #19 Aaron Anderson
3. #49 Shantel Kalika
4. #92 Brennan Kirton
5. #88 Brad Wrennick
6. #5 Ian McLean
7. #18 Bill Zubrecki
8. #94 Mickey Pogoda
9. #14 William Stelzner

Tiger Automotive Pro Truck Feature:
1. #19 Aaron Anderson
2. #49 Shantel Kalika
3. #01 Alex Leschenko
4. #88 Brad Wrennick (Tech DQ)
5. #92 Brennan Kirton (Tech DQ)
6. #18 Bill Zubrecki
7. #94 Mickey Pogoda
8. #5 Ian McLean
9. #14 William Stelzner
Law Enforcement Guardian Bandolero Division Heat Race:
1. #14 Ty Stewart
2. #21 Dakota Wollf
3. #1 Tun Maung
4. #33 Jasmine Speidel
5. #93 Ryley Schneider
6. #18 Ashton Everitt
7. #8 Braxton Clewes
8. #47 Cale Heilman
9. #10 Lachlyn Anderson
10. #20 Caiden Willey

Qualifier Race:
1. #1 Tun Maung
2. #93 Ryley Schneider
3. #21 Dakota Wollf
4. #14 Ty Stewart
5. #10 Lachlyn Anderson
6. #33 Jasmine Speidel
7. #47 Cale Heilman
8. #18 Ashton Everitt
9. #8 Braxton Clewes
10. #20 Caiden Willey

Law Enforcement Guardian Bandolero Feature Race:
1. #14 Ty Stewart
2. #93 Ryley Schneider
3. #21 Dakota Wollf
4. #33 Jasmine Speidel
5. #1 Tun Maung
6. #47 Cale Heilman
7. #18 Ashton Everitt
8. #8 Braxton Clewes
9. #20 Caiden Willey
10. #10 Lachlyn Anderson
Saskatoon Shrine Club Sask Legends:
Time Trials (seconds):
1. #84 AJ Morrison, 16.104
2. #21 Blake Erb, 16.108
3. #27 Jody Stewart, 16.338
4. #49 Jason Hankewich, 16.762
5. #16 Stan Friesen, 16.814
6. #20 Audra Cooper, 16.840
7. #88 Troy Stewart, 16.918
8. #29 Mike Baril, 18.104

Heat Race:
1. #21 Blake Erb
2. #84 AJ Morrison
3. #27 Jody Stewart
4. #16 Stan Friesen
5. #88 Troy Stewart
6. #49 Jason Hankewich
7. #20 Audra Cooper
8. #29 Mike Baril

Qualifier Race:
1. #84 AJ Morrison
2. #21 Blake Erb
3. #27 Jody Stewart
4. #20 Audra Cooper
5. #16 Stan Friesen
6. #49 Jason Hankewich
7. #88 Troy Stewart
8. #29 Mike Baril

Saskatoon Shrine Club Sask Legends Feature Race:
1. #21 Blake Erb
2. #27 Jody Stewart
3. #20 Audra Cooper
4. #16 Stan Friesen
5. #49 Jason Hankewich
6. #88 Troy Stewart
7. #29 Mike Baril
8. #84 AJ Morrison (DNS)