Naida Makes Early Lead Count In Ontario Sprint


MERLIN, Ontario — Dain Naida jumped out to an early lead in Saturday’s Southern Ontario Sprints event at South Buxton Raceway and held off Jamie Collard to notch his first victory in the series.

Naida joined polesitter Warren Mahoney on the front row, but it was Naida taking the lead in turn one. Collard quickly pounced and took second away from Mahoney before setting his sights on Naida. However, as the 20-lap event was winding down, Collard slipped and allowed Naida to pull away.

Collard tried but couldn’t make up the lost ground, forcing him to settle for second on the three-eighths-mile clay oval. Jim Porter, Adam West and Mahoney rounded out the top five.

The finish:
Dain Naida, Jamie Collard, Jim Porter, Adam West, Warren Mahoney, Louie Carufel, Justin Martin, John Riegling, Brad Knab, Bob Crawford, Tyler Rand, Dick Mahoney, Frank Baranowski, Jim Munsie.