Gerrit Tiemersma Scores Second Career Mini Stock Feature Victory

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For the second time in his career, Gerritt Tiemersma can call himself a winner as he picked up the victory on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

Cory Young started off the night in victory lane as he won the first heat ahead of Charlie Smith, Terry Woodley, Eric Yorke, Dave Crumbie, Brandon Crumbie, Thomas Dunn and Stefan Woyslaw.

Nic Montanari won the second heat ahead of Tiemersma, Chris Allard, Jake Watson, JP Rosevaar, Steeve Melson, Cameron McGlashan, Ken Townsend.

Charlie Smith won the Dash for Cash ahead of Young, Montanari, Tiemersma, Woodley, Yorke, Brandon Crumbie, Watson, Allard, Dave Crumbie and Rosevaar.

Come feature time, Gerrit Tiemersma put the No. 17 FIRST CHOICE ROOFING, SPEEDY AUTO MACHINE, WIX FILTERS, RB GRAFFIX AND BOURQUE TRANSMISSION Mustang out front ahead of Cameron McGlashan, Dave Crumbie, Jake Watson and Nic Montanari.

Watson then got alongside Crumbie for third at Lap 5, though was unable to complete the pass. Instead, Montanari passed them both to take over third, with Eric Yorke getting alongside Watson for fourth ahead of Brandon Crumbie with Dave Crumbie now seventh ahead of Cory Young. Yorke took the fourth spot on Lap 9, with Brandon following him through a lap later. Watson now ran sixth ahead of Dave.

Brandon Crumbie looked to continue his climb, getting alongside Yorke for fourth at Lap 11, as Montanari got alongside McGlashan for second. Montanari took the runner-up spot on Lap 14 ahead of McGlashan as the battle continued for fourth.

Behind them, Watson continued to run sixth ahead of Young and Dave Crumbie as Chris Allard and Terry Woodley battled for ninth. Just outside of the top-10, it was JP Rosevaar in 11th ahead of Steeve Melson, Thomas Dunn and Stefan Woyslaw. The caution then flew on Lap 19 for Woodley spinning as a result of contact with Allard. Allard was blackflagged while Woodley pulled off, both done for the event.

The restart saw Yorke get really sideways after getting tagged in the back end, but he was able to save it and keep going. Meanwhile, Tiemersma continued to lead ahead of Montanari, Brandon Crumbie, Watson and McGlashan. Young now ran sixth ahead of Yorke as Rosevaar and Dave Crumbie battled for eighth.

Yorke then got alongside Young or sixth at Lap 22, as Rosevaar grabbed the eighth spot. Dave Crumbie wasn’t done battling, as Dunn got alongside him for ninth with two laps to go.

Gerrit Tiemersma picked up the win ahead of Nic Montanari, Brandon Crumbie, Jake Watson and Cameron McGlashan. Cory Young finished sixth, followed by Eric Yorke, JP Rosevaar, Thomas Dunn and Steeve Melson. Dave Crumbie finished 11th, followed by Stefan Woyslaw.

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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.