ST: Ryan Kimball tops Autumn Colors Classic Pro Late Model 114 Qualifying

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At the end of two days of qualifying for the Autumn Colors Classic, it’d be Ryan Kimball becoming the top qualifier with a second in his first heat, followed by the victory in his second heat. Kimball is driving an entry owned by Sean Grosman, as Grosman normally runs the car as a Limited Late Model at Sunset Speedway. Kimball knows his way around Peterborough Speedway, though, as he is this year’s Limited Late Model track champion.


Qualifying didn’t start out as Gary Elliott planned as he would go for a spin on the second lap of the first heat. Peterborough Speedway resident Dan McHattie picked up the win ahead of Kimball, Mark Watson, Mat Box, Chris Mitchell, Bruce Wheller and Elliott.


The second heat didn’t start out much prettier with the No. 1 spinning out of the lead, with Mike Bentley spinning mid-pack. Gord Shepherd picked up the win ahead of Bryan Mercer, Bentley, Craig Graham, Jamie Cox, Kent Nuhn, the 1 and Goetz.


The third heat would go to Kimball ahead of Watson, Liscum, McHattie, Lane Zardo (driving Bruce Wheller’s car), Mitchell, Box, Adam Quarrie and Elliott.


The final heat featured a quick caution on the opening lap with the 01 spinning. Craig Graham picked up the win ahead of Cox, Mercer, Bentley, Shepherd, Goetz, Nuhn, Gresel and the 1.

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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.