Anytime Shawn Chenoweth heads to a track in Ontario, the late model veteran is considered a favourite with the accolades that follow his name. So when he announced that he’d be bringing his No. 89 London Recreational Pro Late Model to Full Thottle Motor Speedway, immediately he was pinned as a favourite for the win.
Those who stated that were correct as Chenoweth picked up the victory in the first of two Pro Late Model features on Friday night.
The feature started off with Chenoweth on pole ahead of Cole Weber, the 40, Alvin McNicoll, Tom Gibbons, Ken Neut, Adam Cuthberson, the 4, Jason Tremble and the 00. Weber would grab the early lead on the initial start, however Chenoweth would get alongside shortly after, taking the lead on lap three before the first caution for the 4 getting into the wall.
On the restart, Chenoweth grabbed the advantage as Weber and the 40 battled for second. Weber would clear the 40 on lap five, leading him to battle with Gibbons. However, the caution would fly for Cuthberson running into trouble on the front stretch.
The first attempt at a restart didn’t go smoothly as Weber spun due to possible contact from Gibbons, with the 00 catching a big piece of it.
The second attempt went smoothly as Shawn Chenoweth was able to grab the advantage and lead the final four laps to score the victory. Tom Gibbons finished second, followed by Mark Dixon, Ken Neut, Jason Tremble, Alvin McNicoll, Adam Cuthberson and the 00.