2016-07-21

Rob Warnes Scores OMRS Checkered Flag at Flamboro



Rob Warnes Scores OMRS Checkered Flag at Flamboro Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

In many ways, it was just another event on the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – schedule; but at the same time, every driver in the starting field – Saturday, July 16th – at Flamboro Speedway was wondering if they'd be the lucky one to bring an end to John Baker Jr's early season win streak.

 

An even dozen of the popular open wheeled machines signed-in for their second of this year's events at the venerable speed plant near Hamilton, Ontario. With just a single qualifying heat to secure their main event starting spot, teams were looking for every possible advantage as the night's action took to the track. Former Peterborough Speedway 4Fun track champion Willow Barberstock and Rick Warnes paced the field to the green flag, with the young season's hottest driver John Baker Jr. coming to the line from 9th on the starting grid.

 

While it would be easy for the other drivers in field to track the performance of the bright orange machine wheeled by the current point leader and 4-time feature winner, smart racers know that its always best to focus on what's happening in front of you, instead of the rear-view mirror. That was the exact strategy Rob Warnes used to take his first victory of the season.

 

"I knew the #63 had started behind me on the initial green flag, so unless I saw him alongside, the plan was to run my own race," said the 2014 OMRS title holder. "It was an exciting show for the fans and that's the goal anytime we take to the track. Hopefully, it'll be the shot in the arm we're looking for to turn our season around."

 

Baker made it to the runner-up spot at the checkered flag, with Ryan Babin, Duane Cinnamon and Chris Burrows rounding-out the top 5. Ryan Dick, Alex Lees, Brad Stevenson, Randy Hollingsworth, Willow Barberstock, Stu Robinson Jr. and Rick Warnes completed the finishing order. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series starts a stretch of 4 races in 7 weeks at Peterborough Speedway – beginning Saturday, July 23rd – and continuing August 6th, 13thand 27th.

 

2016 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:

 

Saturday, May 21st                 Sunset Speedway

Event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, May 28th                 Peterborough Speedway

Event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

 

Saturday, June 11th                Peterborough Speedway

Event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, June 18th                Peterborough Speedway

                                               Annual Test/Try a Mod Day (11:00 to 2:00)

 

Saturday, July 2nd                  Flamboro Speedway

Event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 16th                 Flamboro Speedway

Event winner: #95, Rob Warnes

Saturday, July 23rd                 Peterborough Speedway

 

Saturday, August 6th              Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 13th            Peterborough Speedway

                                                                         Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission

Saturday, August 27th            Peterborough Speedway

 

Saturday, September 24th     Sunset Speedway – qualifying

Saturday, September 25th     Sunset Speedway – feature event

 

Fans can find full series details at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or www.facebook.com/OMRS. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

 

Photo attachment: Mike Kiers www.cableguyphotos.com

 

2014 series champion Rob Warnes scored his first Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – main event win of the year – Saturday, July 16th – at Flamboro Speedway.

 

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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