THOROLD, Ontario – Fourth-generation driver Dylan Davidson won the Bill Willard Sr. Sterling Silver Cup for the David Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman on Niagara Employment Help Centre night at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday.
Taylor Vanderzanden and Ryan Ferri brought the David Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman to the green flag in the annual Bill Willard Sr. Sterling Silver Cup event, with the front row dueling for the lead over the first couple of laps.
Davidson would take the lead away on lap three as Jordan Cosco passed Jay Mallory to move into fourth place. Cosco, Vanderzanden, and Ferri battled for second with Ferri and Cosco moving into second and third. With Davidson opening the lead, Jay Mallory and James Michael Friesen entered the top five.
A Noah Mamo spin in turn three on lap 16 would bring out the races first caution. On the restart, Ferri would challenge Davidson for the lead with Davidson keeping the lead. A lap 17 caution would bunch the field up as Rouse and Chevalier came together on the front stretch.
On the restart, Davidson would pull away from Jay Mallory as Friesen challenged for second place. Davidson would hold off a hard-charging James Michael Friesen to score his second win of the season.
In other action, Mat Williamson won his seventh S&W Service Centre 358 Modified feature of the season. Rob Murray won his fifth Hoosier Stock feature of the season. Brent Begolo scored the win in the Doidge Building Centre’s Mod Lites. Kyle Rothwell won his second Central Fabricating 4 Cylinder feature. John Couture won his fifth Dave’s Auto and Speed Centre V6 feature of the season.