Round seven of the Flat Track Canada series is in the books and once again Ohsweken Speedway proved to be one of the most exciting venues on the circuit. While some of the results were expected, there were a few surprises for the excited fans who took in the action at the high banked oval.
Expert DTX action heat races saw Dustin Brown and Tyler Seguin both take victories in their respective heat races, setting up a battle in the main event for the two former winners at the track. When the main event was run, Brown once again proved why he is sporting the number one plate as he took the checkers in front of the fast field of Experts. Seguin had to settle for second while Hunter Bauer had to work through some traffic to take third.
Open Expert action saw Brown take a runaway victory in heat one but the winner in heat race two might have caught a few people off guard. Looking to ride the momentum gained after a great run the weekend before at Georgian Downs, Brandon Seguin not only took the victory ahead of his brother Tyler in his heat, he had the fastest heat race which gave him gate choice for the main event. When the light flashed green Brandon Seguin got a flyer of a start and led the field into turn one with his brother close behind. In one of the rare times this season, Brown didn’t get the holeshot and it took him a couple of laps to make his way into second and take off in pursuit of Brandon Seguin. With Brown closing the gap, Seguin was having a great run at the front of the pack and ultimately led half of the main event before Brown was able to make his way past. When the checkered flag was waved, Brown had padded his points lead with another victory with Seguin having a great run in second and Bauer once again working hard to take a valuable third.
Intermediate action saw a few surprises as well as some new faces took the top three spots in victory lane. Heat race action saw Superbike regular Kenny Riedmann and Adam Jabouri both take a victory and both looked like early favourites to take the checkers come main event time. The DTX race saw Riedmann charge to the front while Jabouri had thoughts on second place. Taia Little had other ideas however and put herself in between the two heat race victors and in turning earning her best result so far as an Intermediate. Looking to do even better in the Open event, Little grabbed the holeshot off a re-start and never looked back in running a flawless race to take the victory in front of her enthusiastic fan club. While Riedmann held onto second for most of the race, he crashed out late in the event which promoted the smooth running Jabouri to second with Rod Scott grabbing third.
Next event for the Flat Track Canada series is this coming Saturday when the Erie Ramblers host round eight at their club track in Wheatley. For current points standings and more information on the series, please visit www.flattrackcanada.com
Photography by David Dudley