Lindberg Leads A Merrittville Six-Pack Of Winners

Gary Lindberg in victory lane. (Nitroman Media photo)

THOROLD, Ontario – Gary Lindberg picked up his third win of the season in the S&W Service Centre 358 Modifieds, leading a six-division program at Merrittville Speedway Saturday.

In other action, Chad Chevalier picked up his first checkered flag of the season in the Rick’s Delivery DIRTcar Sportsman class, while Dave Bailey won his sixth Hoosier Stock feature of the season.

Josh Sliter picked up the victory in the RONA/Doidge Building Centre Mod Lites, with Kyle Rothwell scoring another victory in the Central Fabricating/Glo & Go Tanning 4 Cylinders and Jordan Fidler picking up his fourth victory of the season in the James’ Auto V6 class.

Lindberg, the reigning S&W Service Centre 358 Modified track champion, dominated the 35-lap finale for the class, picking up his third win of the season in the Sittler Racing No. 37s.

Mat Williamson, the 2018 track champion and 2019 Super DIRTcar Series big block modified champion finished in second. Mike Bowman crossed third.

Multi-time track champion and DIRTcar Northeast Hall of Famer “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell finished in fourth and veteran Scott Wood completed the top five.

Three-time Bellinger Electric Inc. Sportsman Series champion Chevalier held off Mr. DIRT titlist Brad Rouse to score the win in the 25-lap feature for the Rick’s Delivery DIRTcar Sportsman.

Dave Bailey and Rob Murray put on a battle that was another Hoosier Stock classic. The two multi-time track champions battled for several laps throughout the 20-lap affair, with Bailey getting the advantage by using the high side of the speedway to earn the win.

Josh Sliter scored his fourth win of the season in the RONA/Doidge Building Centre Mod Lites. Former track champ Jeff May led most of the event and Sliter passed May in the final corner to score the win.

Kyle Rothwell scored his fourth win in the Central Fabricating/Glo & Go Tanning 4 Cylinders. For Rothwell, it was his fourth win in the last five 4 Cylinder events held.

Cameron Lane was disqualified in the 4 Cylinder main event for rough driving.

Jordan Fidler broke the right front wheel on his V6 machine and he was still able to park it in victory lane.

Terry Keagan was honored pre-race by the Merrittville Speedway Reunion Committee with the CAA Niagara Dedication to Racing Award.

Keagan and his company, Baron Roofing has been a title sponsor for several big races at Merrittville over the years and sponsoring several racecars, including Brad Rouse and Jordan Cosco, amongst others.

The finish:

358 Modifieds: Gary Lindberg, Mat Williamson, Mike Bowman, Pete Bicknell, Scott Wood, Tim Jones, Fred Carleton, Dalton Slack, Mark D’llario, Brad Rouse, Justin Sharp, Tanner Podwinski, Derek VanMil, Brian Page, Rob Knapp.