Martin Conquers Humberstone Sprint


PORT COLBORNE, Ontario – Liam Martin won his second Action Sprint Tour feature as Verge Insurance presented the racing action at the New Humberstone Speedway Sunday night.

The Action Sprint Tour presented by was brought to the green flag for round eight by Steven Beckett and Martin, with Martin showing the way. Josh Hansen would move into second and would start to go after race leader Martin.

The leaders would hit traffic on lap eight as Hansen would start to close in on race leader Martin. Jacob Dykstra would spin in turn three to bring out the races first caution on lap 10 after losing a right front tire.

Dykstra would be able to rejoin the field after his work in the work area. On the restart, Martin, Hansen, and Beckett would pull away from the rest of the field. A late race restart would bunch the field up and Martin would hold off Hansen to score his second series win of the season.

Dylan Davidson and Brad Rouse would bring the Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman to the green with Rouse taking the lead. Greg Panunte would take over second from Davidson. Rouse would continue to show the way for several circuits until Greg Panunte used a mid-race restart to take the lead away.

Several drivers would suffer setbacks in the 25-lap feature go including Adam Leslie who hit the front stretch wall. Panunte would hold off Rouse to score his second win of the season. Davidson, who crossed the line in third place, was found to be light at the scales post-race.

Barry Beck Jr. and Go Fast Teeple brought the JC Auto Thunderstocks to the green flag with Beck showing the way. Billy Bleich Jr. would take the lead away from Beck on lap seven and would start to pull away from the field. After a spin on lap 12 bunched the field up, Bleich would regain the advantage over Fontaine and Dave Bailey. Bleich would go on to score the feature win.

Evan Curtis and Craig Vlasic were on the front row for the Glo & Go Tanning Mini Stocks feature with Mike Sarantakos taking the lead at the end of lap one. Vlasic would take the lead away on lap two. After a trio of cautions slowed the field down, Vlasic would pull away with Curtis and Leroy Buscumb battling for second place. Vlasic would go on to score the feature win, his fifth of the season.

Brian Aube and Mitch Dumont were on the front row for the Airhardt Delivery Pro 4 Trucks feature event with Dumont showing the way. Justin Towers, Danny Wurster, and Dylan Llord would come together on the back straightaway to bring out the races first caution. On the restart, Dumont would pull away from Frank Perry. After a lap six caution, Perry would take the lead but Dumont would regain the lead just one lap later. Dumont would go on to score the win, his third of the season.