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Kevin Gallant Leads Green to Checkered, Picking Up First Win of the Season

Posted on: August 22nd, 2019

Flamborough, ON – This past Saturday, the LOSC Series made their first appearance at Flamboro Speedway. With your championship points being so close, your top five brought their A game, everyone eyeing victory lane.

Last season’s champion, Steve Arrand and the 54 team showed speed in practice, setting fast time. With the team not attending Full Throttles race at the beginning of the season, the team unfortunately Is out of the points race, although has shown that they are there to win as they dominate at every event they attend.

Sauble Speedways race winner, Chad McGlynn came up tenths of seconds short putting his team number two on the board before the fast five invert. Rounding out your top three, would be the Flamboro Speedway veteran, Kevin Gallant.

The “Flying Farmer” has laid down thousands of laps around Flamboro Speedway, in many different divisions. This proved as we seen the 31 machine look very confident in his qualifying efforts.

Your top five drivers in qualifying were the 54 of Steve Arrand, the 18 of Chad McGlynn, the 31 of Kevin Gallant, the 77 of Alvin McNicol and the 3 of the Tim Tolton. These names do not come as a surprise, as they have shown speed here throughout their years in the series.

At intermission, our LOSC Fast Five went over to the grandstands, to do our “Lucas Oil Fast Five” invert. This left Gallant on the pole, making his first visit to victory lane, that little bit easier. Right from the get-go, Gallant took the lead, maneuvering through lapped traffic while the 54 was knocking on his back door, every chance he could get.

With five cautions coming into play, every restart made for an even more anticipating race. Nearing the completion of the race, your top five continued to be shuffled around, as James and McFerran made their way up to round out your top five, for the last chunk of the race.

Gallant dominating the field, not worried about what was behind him, lead green to checkered, picking up his first race win of the season. This put Gallant on the top of the leader board for your LOSC Championship points, pushing James out of his two week consecutive spot.

After one of the most exciting races of the season, your top five for the Basement Store 100 was Gallant, Arrand, McGlynn, James and our guest, Brandon McFerran. McFerran also picked up our hard charger award, gaining seven positions during the race.

The Flamboro Speedway event, was nothing short of exciting. Jay Doerr was not in attendance, dropping from third to 13th in championship points. This now shuffles your top five, making Gallant your leader by two points, James in second, McGlynn third, McNicol fourth and Hyrnuik Jr in fifth. Although with that being said, our next race at Sunset Speedway will make for a pressured race, as we have gained the information that the 77 team of Alvin McNicol, who currently sits fourth in points, will not be in attendance for the rest of the season, due to an on track incident on Saturday Night.

The last two races for our season will be events you will not want to miss. Make sure you are at Sunset Speedway for the long weekend. Then clear your calendar on September 14th, for our championship night at Flamboro Speedway.

LOSC Ready to Tackle Flamboro Speedway

Posted on: August 17th, 2019

Flamborough, ON – Sunny skies hover Flamboro Speedway as the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series rolls into the gates, ready for their third last race of the season. With Peterborough causing tensions to be high, the pressure is on for the drivers, as they settle in to their points positions.

Your top five consecutively consist of Connor James, Kevin Gallant, Jay Doerr, Alvin McNicol and Chad McGlynn. This weekend will shake up the points standings as the #40 of Jay Doerr is not present, as he is attending an outside event. This will leave Gallant, James, McGlynn and McNicol to battle for your top four. This leaves that fifth spot open, for someone to come and shake up your top five.

A name that frequencies here at Flamboro is your LOSC veteran Chad McGlynn. McGlynn has shown much success here, as last year was your top qualifier for both of our visits. Although Mike Hyrnuik Sr, is still your track record holder from 2016.

Gallant also is a regular here at Flamboro Speedway, being a name that will most likely be a front contender coming into tonight’s race. Gallant races here on a weekly basis in the Super Stock division, making him the driver who has probably turned the most laps here, out of our roster.

James also has shown a lot of success here in the past years of his LOSC career. Winning both 50 lap features in 2017. Add his modified experience as well as his Mini Stock runs here, James is definitely confident at Flamboro, which will put on a good show between our one and two in championship points.

James Dominates Field, Collecting Second Win of the Season

Posted on: August 13th, 2019

Peterborough, ON – This past weekend, the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series made their annual visit to Peterborough Speedway. With morning rain clouding over, the series was left with one practice before qualifying, so that the track could stay on schedule.

Many teams were quick to show speed, as they had one round of practice to get the cars set up for their qualifying efforts. Minutes before qualifying was about to get under way, the 31 of Kevin Gallant and the 61 of Brent Wheller, pulled into the speedway, ready to give it their best shot at qualifying, with no practice laps under their belts.

Your series top qualifiers before the “Lucas Oil Fast Five” were the 4 of Connor James, the 40 of Jay Doerr, 31 of Kevin Gallant, the 28 of Steve Aubertine and rounding out the top five was your defending race winner, Kevin Allen.

LOSC Rookie of the Year contender Steve Aubertine turned heads this past weekend, as he took his #28 machine and qualified fourth before our redraw. The Although the 28 team has not been in attendance for every race, Aubertine is now 74 points behind Folino in ROTY standings.

With no practice and little time to get the car ready to go, Kevin Gallant showed speed right out of the trailer. The LOSC veteran proved race day practice is not a necessity, as he set his #31 machine with the third fastest time. Although, after qualifying was done, Gallant and his team did not stop looking for speed, as they made some quick adjustments before our 100 lap race, fell underway.

Over the course of this season, the most repeated names seem to be Kevin Gallant, Jay Doerr and Connor James. These three drivers have proved to us that they are here to win, week in and week out. Doerr constantly impressing us all, considering his car sat on jack stands for seven years, before coming back to play this season.

As intermission fell, the top five qualifiers went to the bottom of the grandstands to participate in our “Fast Five” draw. This left the 31 of Gallant with the pole, James second, Doerr third, Allen fourth and the Rookie, Aubertine in fifth. The five broke the 15 second mark, being the only five drivers to go below 15 second lap times. As home track features took to the track, the LOSC drivers were now ready to go.

Kevin Gallant and Connor James lead the field to green for the start of 100 laps. Gallant took the early lead, leading laps 1 to 33. Although while Gallant had the position, James was never too far behind, giving him little room as he patiently waited to make the pass.

Doerr and James were bumper to bumper with Gallant, while on lap 33, James took to the outside line to pass Gallant, with Doerr not far behind. James, Gallant and Doerr went 1,2,3 for the rest of the race. Although lapped traffic did not make any of their jobs easy.

With six cautions, involving most of the field, this made for interesting restarts and move throughout the race. As James was on his lonesome, Gallant and Doerr were battling hard with lapped traffic, trying to keep their cars in one piece. Although the lap down cars did not make it easy for the two, they still came out clean and finished the race, almost exactly as it started.

James lead from lap 33 to 100, putting on a clinic for the other drivers. Although leading up to lap one, it looked like it would be a hard fought race, after James made the leading pass, your points leader walked away with win number two of the season.

The LOSC Hard Charger award winner was Sauble Speedway winner Chad McGlynn, starting in the 12th spot and making his way up to sixth. The ROTY standings stay as is, with Folino still in the lead with three races to go in the season and Peterborough Speedway was our first race to break up our multiple ties in our championship points battles.

With no more ties, your top five in championship points are the 18 of Chad McGlynn in fifth, the 77 of McNicol in fourth, the 40 of Jay Doerr in third, the 31 of Kevin Gallant in second and now with a four point lead, your points leader in the 4 of Connor James.

This Saturday, August 17th is the Basement Store 100 at Flamboro Speedway. This will be the series first visit to the track this season, although we do return here for our championship night on September 14th. Pit gates open at 3pm, practice starts at 4:30 and the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup time trials are at 6:30 sharp. As our year is quickly coming to a close, do not miss the last three races of the season, as the racing continues to get better and better.

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