Steve Trendell Scores Canadian Vintage Modified Victory at Flamboro Speedway

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Once everything sorted out after a dramatic start, it’d be Steve Trendell cruising to victory on Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway.

The feature didn’t start off cleanly as John Karley took Ian Burney and Brian Atkinson three-wide going into turn one on Lap 1, resulting in contact which caused Atkinson to hit the turn three wall and Burney to spin. Atkinson was done for the night, however Burney was able to continue.

The yellow flag kept flying, as on Lap 2, Cassidy March got into Karley, spinning him around in a battle for the lead.

The restart saw Steve Trendell jump out front, while contact continued as Jason Keen spun Bob Gilbert for second. There’d be no caution, but Keen was given the black flag, instructing him to give up all his track position and drop back to the end of the field. As a result of the incident, March moved up into second ahead of Amanda Stoner.

Stoner fell back to fourth on Lap 6 after being passed by Daryl Henwood. Meanwhile, Karley ran fifth ahead of Keen, Jeremy Barton, Burney and Gilbert. The running order got shuffled up, though, as Henwood continued his climb to the front with a pass on March for second at Lap 9. At the same time, Keen got by Karley to move up to fifth while Gilbert got by Burney for eighth.

Unfortunately, Henwood’s strong run came to an end at the halfway mark as he’d slow with an issue, pulling off the track. March took over the second spot, till she was passed by Keen at Lap 11. Meanwhile, Stoner continued to run fourth ahead of Karley, Barton, Gilbert and Burney. The issues continued for drivers as Gilbert pulled off with a problem at Lap 13.

Steve Trendell picked up the win ahead of Jason Keen, Cassidy March, Amanda Stoner, John Karley, Jeremy Barton and Ian Burney.

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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.