Rob Neely wins TQ Can-Am Midget feature at Sunset Speedway

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Rob Neely would grab the lead with four laps to go and held off a last lap charge from defending series champion Mack DeMan to score the victory in the TQ Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget feature at Sunset Speedway on Sunday night.

The night didn’t start off smoothly as Dylon Smith stalled during the opening heat in turn four, while Rob Divenanzo would spin in turn one. Daniel Bois would take the victory ahead of Ryan Fraser, Chris Holman, Adam Racine, Jeff Blackburn, Kent Turnbull, Divenanzo, Dave Hickson and Chris Bauman.

The second heat didn’t go smoothly either as the field would check up on the opening lap with Barry Dunn getting into David Balych with the 4 spinning. Todd Cresswell also got a piece of it as he got some damage. Adrian Stahle would grab the win ahead of Darren McLennan, DeMan, Neely, Adam Walsh, the Ryan Hunsinger and Tyler Turnbull.

In the TQ B-Main, it’d be Rob Divenanzo would grab the win ahead of Turnbull, Balych, Hunsinger, Dunn, Kent Turnbull, Bauman and Hickson.

In the feature, Adrian Stahle would pull out to the early lead ahead of Darren McLennan, Rob Neely, Adam Walsh and Mack DeMan. The first caution would fly on lap seven when Rob Divenanzo would go for a spin in turn one. With 18 laps to go, Stahle led McLennan, Neely, DeMan, Walsh, Chris Holman, Adam Racine, Daniel Bois, Ryan Fraser, Todd Cresswell, Barry Dunn and Ryan Hunsinger.

Stahle would get a good restart and break away from the field while David Balych found some misfortune, getting into the wall on lap 16. Balcyh kept it clean, though, as no caution was flown.

As the laps ticked down, Neely got around McLennan and then began to eat into Stahle’s lead. With four laps to go, Neely made his move and was able to get by with DeMan in suite. Rob Neely then cruised to the victory while Mack DeMan had to settle for second after winning the season opener at Flamboro Speedway. Adam Walsh rounded out the podium, followed by McLennan, Cresswell, Holman, Fraser, Racine and Bois.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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