Robert Toope Scores Pair of Top-10 Finishes at Sunset Speedway

After scoring his first heat victory last week, Robert Toope came back this week and posted a pair of top-10 finishes.

The night started off with the make-up feature from the week before, in which Toope put together a solid performance en route to a seventh place finish.

He kept the momentum rolling right into the qualifying races, finishing sixth in his heat, followed by a seventh place finish in the Fast Qualifier’s Dash.

Come feature time, Toope started from the ninth spot, looking to keep his top-10 streak afloat. He’d escape the early race incident near the front of the field to move up to eighth at Lap 5.

He’d get a good restart, moving all the way up to sixth as he battled current points leader Johnny Paradzinski for fifth. The caution then flew once again, though, as James Campbell spun in turn two.

Another good restart allowed Toope to remain with the front runners, racing Paradzinski for the sixth spot at Lap 14. Unfortunately, it didn’t fare in Toope’s favor as he’d fall back to eighth before the caution flew for an incident on the backstretch.

He’d get a good final restart on the night, but ultimately crossed the finish line in ninth.

Toope is proud to be supported by The Beach Bar and Grill, Trade Mark Signs, Rikota Mechanical, CCL Landscape Design, Auto Trim Barrie, The Tree Guys, Jimmy Sign (Adcon Enterprize), Revolution Tires, Highway 400 Transmission, The Stump King (Jim Herrington), Atkins Appliance, and South Bound Roofing in memory of Lloyd Robbins.


By: Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing –

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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.