Farnham Continues Action Sprint Tour Hot Streak

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Matt Farnham takes the checkered flag at Merrittville Speedway. (Dale Calnan Photo)
Matt Farnham takes the checkered flag at Merrittville Speedway. (Dale Calnan Photo)

THOROLD, Ontario – Matt Farnham scored his second Action Sprint Tour feature victory in a row as Ideal Supply and Schneider Electric presented the racing action at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night.

The Action Sprint Tour made its third appearance of the season at Merrittville and it was Bailey Heard and Jacob Dykstra who brought the field to the green flag. Liam Martin, Darren Dryden, and Steven Beckett came together, in turn, one with Martin being the only one not able to continue.

The second attempt at the original start would see Heard jump into the lead. Ryan Hunsinger started 12th on the grid and was already up to fourth by lap four, before spinning in turn one to bring out the caution. The restart would see Heard and Matt Farnham leading the field.

Heard and Farnham would pull away from the field as Ryan Hunsinger spun for the third time in turn four to bring out the race’s third caution. The lap seven restart would continue to see Heard out front with Dykstra taking second away from Farnham. Dykstra would then take the lead away from Heard on lap 10.

Farnham would use the outside to get around both Heard and Dykstra to take the lead away on lap 12. Dykstra’s night would come to an end as he slowed off turn two. Farnham would pull away from the field to score his second tour win in a row.

“Its been a good week with the win at Ohsweken and to back it up here at Merrittville is pretty awesome,” said Farnham in victory lane.

In other action, Mike Bowman won his first S&W Service Centre 358 Modified feature of the season. Tyler Lafantaisie won his third Central Fabricating 4 Cylinder feature of the season and clinched the TMR Triple Crown Challenge.  Josh Sliter scored his fifth Doidge Builders Mod Lite feature of the season. Colton Lane picked up his first victory of the season in the Dave’s Auto and Speed Centre V6.