Fans at Humberstone Speedway were treated to some fantastic action as the Flat Track Canada series paid a visit to the stock car venue for round two of the 2021 national series. For the second consecutive race the crowd was buzzing throughout the night and for the second consecutive race former champ Don Taylor played a big part in the excitement.
DTX action was all Taylor as the unretired rider, who is just out having fun this season, made it two for two this year going wire to wire for the victory. Behind Taylor Dustin Brown and Tyler Seguin settled into second and third quite early while just behind them there was a race long battle for fourth between Clayton Isherwood, Brandon Seguin and Cody Marentette. Those three mixed it up throughout the race and when the dust settled it was Marentette solidifying the fourth position behind the top three of Taylor, Brown and Tyler Seguin.
The Open Expert final was once again one for the ages with inspired rides from many in the field in front of the excited crowd. When the lights flashed green it was the number one of Dustin Brown winning the drag race into one as the rest of the field sorted out behind him. Lap two saw Don Taylor and Tyler Seguin side by side briefly before Seguin ducked under Taylor in turn four to take over second. As Brown opened a bit of a gap, Seguin and Taylor swapped second position a few times before Taylor was able to make the move stick on lap seven. The next several laps Taylor closed the gap on Brown, making his move into the lead in turn two while just half a lap later Seguin got under Brown in turn four as Brown drifted up the track and glanced off the wall. Seguin’s time in second place didn’t last long as heading into turn one on the next lap he went down hard after tucking the front end. Seguin’s crash caused a red flag and while the rest of the field gathered at the starting line, Brown was taking two minutes to allow his brakes to cool while incredibly Seguin was having his right hand, injured in the crash, duct taped to the handlebars so he could hold onto the bike. Off the restart it was Taylor into the lead as former champ Brodie Buchan held onto second for a moment before Brown got under him in turn two. As Taylor checked out on the field, Seguin was charging from the back like a man possessed. Seguin made the move under Brown in turn four for second place with just over a lap to go as once again Brown got hard into the wall on the front straight. Finishing order was Taylor, Seguin and then Brown.
DTX Intermediate was once again the Boyd Deadman show as he made it two for two on the season finishing ahead of Jeff Orosz in second and Rod Scott in third. In the Open Intermediate race it the race looked to belong to Deadman once again until Orosz was able to take advantage of a red flag. Utilizing the second chance, Orosz made a decisive move around Deadman relegating Deadman to second at the finish followed by Scott in third once again.
Peter Grison took the ATV Open victory on his beast of a machine over John Rumleskie while Adrian St. Amand grabbed the checkers in both Novice races.
50cc: Ace Simiana, Connor Ruhe, Tye Marceau
65cc: Kaleb Hunt, Jameson Andrews, Caiden Evans
85cc: Liam Caskie, Seth Little, Kaleb Hunt
250: Liam Caskie, Christopher Pittaway, Seth Little
VET: Rick Gunby, Bentley Thistlethwaite, Brent Thompson
ATV Production: John Rumleskie, Jamie Bird, David English
Vintage Open: Justin Crumb, Bill Harrett, Glen Brown
Vintage Lites: Glen Brown, Seth Little, Abi Harrett
Novice Open: Adrian St. Amand, Connor Thompson, Doug Boudreau
Novice DTX: Adrian St. Amand, Eric Orosz, Doug Boudreau
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