Daniel Hovey comes out of a turn looking to hold position as Chris Hardy attacks his inside.

Four share checkered flag

Results from the Triport Speedway stock car event

Saturday night saw another successful set of races at the Triport Speedway.

A healthy crowd came out to see a field of six racers compete in three heats at the track just outside Port Hardy.

The field had began with a seventh racer, Brock Shore, but he was forced out of proceedings after transmission issues during hot laps prior to qualifying.

After Daniel Hovey won the trophy dash,  four cars took to the track for the first heat of racing, with Hovey and Justin Reusch lining up in front of Glen Day and Chris Hardy when the green flag dropped.

Hardy attempted an early pass round the outside of Day on the first lap but Day was able to hold him off until the tight positioning of Hovey and Reusch allowed the field to narrow and Hardy took his chance to move up.

The race finished with Hovey holding his lead, Hardy, who also had the fast time in qualifying, move up to second with Reusch third.

The full field of six lined up for the second race, with newcomer Ryan Doyle positioned beside Donny Lawrence at the front, with the other four cars behind in the same order as the first race.

Unfortunately for Doyle, he seemed to have engine trouble early on and moved to the pits as Lawrence led the remaining five around the track.

A wide turn forced Lawrence back in the order with Hovey and Day jostling for first.

In the end though, it was Reusch that prevailed. After a stoppage to allow Lawrence to replace a flat, Reuch was able to move to the front and hold off Day who finished second and Hovey in third.

The main event got underway after a short intermission with six lining up again but Doyle again had difficulties and was forced out early.

Reusch and Hardy started well, each moving up in the pack before apparent contact between Hovey and Lawrence on turn four saw Lawrence roll off to the inside of the track.

The restart saw another reshuffle with Day able to get a commanding lead with Reusch, Hovey and Hardy in a tight battle for the rest of the spots.

The final order was Day, Hovey, Reusch, Hardy, Lawrence then Doyle. It was Day’s third straight main event win in the season points series.

The points tally for the day saw Hovey on top with Hardy taking full advantage of his fast time position in second.

In the season tally, Day stays top of the table, followed by Reusch then Hovey.

 

The next races at the speedway will take place during Filomi Days, beginning at 4 p.m. July 21.