Lawrence O'Connor of Port Hardy negotiates a turn in his Harris modified racer Sept. at at Grays Harbour Raceway in Washington.

O’Connor wins again

O'Connor competed at Grays Harbor Raceway, winning the USRA Modified feature main.

The last time Port Hardy stock car driver Lawrence O’Connor competed at Grays Harbor Raceway in Washington, he left the track in an ambulance with his Harris modified racer nearly totaled after it was struck during a caution.

Suffice it to say, his return to the track last week went much better.

O’Connor wrapped up the Sept. 8 by winning the USRA Modified feature main, then was joined by the track girls for a smiling photo with the victor’s trophy.

O’Connor, nicknamed Sir Lawrence by track denizens, piloted his No. 27eh car into the lead in a daring three-wide pass of Scott Miller and Craig Moore following a restart on lap 22 of the 30-lap race. He had previously led the race from laps seven through 15 before surrendering the front position to Miller, of Shelton, Wash., on an earlier restart.

With his victory, O’Connor became the third repeat winner in the USRA Modified season series at Grays Harbor Raceway.

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