Action at the short track in Paris on May 18th saw the Brown family enjoy another great night at the track. In the second event of a double-header weekend, the Browns showed they know their way around the short track as well as the half mile they had raced on a day earlier. Dustin Brown grabbed the checkers in both 250 Novice as well as 85cc while older brother Tyler made it four wins in four races as he crossed the line first in both the Novice and Production Frame Novice classes.
Expert action once again had Don Taylor showing the quick way around the track in the Open class. Now two for two on the season, Taylor has marked his territory at the top of the point standings. Expert Production Frame action saw Paris short track ace Doug Beattie take the victory over New Yorker Ryan Wells who was bouncing his motor off the rev limiter in first gear for the entire length of the track.
photo by: David Dudley
In the Intermediate classes, an unfortunate incident earlier in the night to Brodie Buchan allowed Shane Corbeil to grab his first two victories of the season. In the Production Frame class Corbeil benefitted from a couple of riders going down in turn one. When the green light flashed on the restart, Corbeil grabbed the early lead and never looked back. Open action all came down to the holeshot as passing was limited due to track conditions. Once again Corbeil was the master of getting to turn one first and propelled his great start to an easy victory.
Youth action saw some great battles in every class but one race stood out easily as the night’s best. Early heat race action saw a great battle between Hunter Bauer and Jimmy McCullough that saw them cross the finish line side by side. Opinion seemed to be split in the pits as to who had actually won the race until it was announced that Bauer had grabbed the victory by less than an inch.
Flat Track Canada Round 2, Top 3 in Each Class
50 Shaft: Adrian St. Amand, Maguire Scott, Myles Ward
50 Chain: Branden Keys, Adrian St. Amand, Mitchell Tinney
65cc: Hunter Bauer, Jimmy McCullough, Boyd Deadman
85cc: Dustin Brown, Boyd Deadman, Hunter Bauer
ATV Youth: Max Johannsen, Spencer Whittam, Ethan Callsen
Open ATV: Steve Lagro, Jason Stys, Vincent Vilaranda
250 Novice: Dustin Brown, Josh Fenton, Jeff Awde
Vet: Dale Kennedy, Brad Kitto, Scott McVicker
Open Novice: Tyler Brown, Dan Whelan, Jesse Isherwood
Production Frame Novice: Tyler Brown, Kyle Sheppard, Dan Whelan
Open Intermediate: Shane Corbeil, Braden Vallee, Justin Crumb
Production Frame Intermediate: Shane Corbeil, Justin Crumb, Braden Vallee
Open Expert: Don Taylor, Doug Beattie, Ryan Wells
Production Frame Expert: Doug Beattie, Ryan Wells, Doug Lawrence