Farmington, Maine’s Cassius Clark is the 2012 Auto Value 250 champion. Clark capped off an impressive SpeedWeekend run to take the checkered flag in Atlantic Canada’s biggest short track race of the season. The Pro All Star Series points leader won the race ahead of second place D.J. Shaw from Center Conway, New Hampshire and Matt Harris from Fredericton Junction.
“Wow what a run, the King Racing team of Rollie MacDonald gave me a great car tonight and I am thrilled to be the Auto Value 250 champion” said Clark in Speedway 660’s Victory Lane. “I love Canada and to follow up the Atlantic Cat 250 win at Scotia SpeedWorld with Speedway 660’s Auto Value 250 this year is certainly one of the biggest thrills of my racing career.”
Clark led 120 laps en route to his victory and picked up 21 thousand dollars in prize money. John Flemming captured the Modern Electric half way challenge, led 72 laps, finished 8th and takes home more than 67 hundred dollars in prize money.
Fans endured two rain delays during SpeedWeekend Sunday qualifying , but were treated to an exciting Auto Value 250 once the race went green. Several top contenders including Shawn Tucker, Lonnie Sommerville, Ben Rowe, Greg Fahey and Kirk Thibeau had mechanical issues which forced them to retire from the race.
“This is our first Auto Value 250 and we’ll definitely be back next year to try to get to victory lane” said D.J. Shaw. “The competition here is great, this is a fast race track, the fans are awesome and I can’t wait to come back here next year.”
Rick Cashol won the Fredericton Hyundai Street Stock feature. The five-time RV World Street Stock champ finished ahead of Josh Arbeau and 2012 Street Stock Champ Shannon Brake. The Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero feature was captured by Cole Boudreau. The 2012 Bando champ took the victory over Cole Tanner and Dana Hamm-Cameron.
SpeedWeekend 2012 wraps up Monday afternoon at 2pm when the Enduro 200 takes the green flag at Speedway 660.
AUTO VALUE 250
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 13 Cassius Clark Farmington, ME
2 60 DJ Shaw Center Conway, NH
3 87 Matt Harris Fredericton Jct., NB
4 72 Brad Eddy Halifax, NS
5 73 Joey Doiron Berwick, ME
6 97 Chris Duncan Hampton, NB
7 48 Dave OBlenis Boundary Creek, NB
8 97F John Flemming Willamwood, NS
9 99 Craig Slaunwhite Terence Bay, NS
10 17T Travis Benjamin Morrill, NB
11 9 Derek Christie Fredericton, NB
12 88 Kevin Moore Pepper Creek, NB
13 69 Brian Gillespie Nackawic, NB
14 45 Leonard Boutilier Dutch Settlement, NS
15 35 Brad Mann , Atholville, NB
16 55X Jason Carnahan Moncton, NB
17 17 Colter Wiggins Fredericton, NB
18 01 Robbie MacLean , Charlottetown PEI
19 29 Robert Tomlinson Arthurette, NB
20 16 Jordan Gahan Lower St Marys, NB
21 20 Greg Fahey St. Stephen, NB
22 03 Steve Halpin Saint John, NB
23 4 Mike Stevens Colpitts Settlement, NB
24 8 Ben Rowe Beechridge, ME
25 52 Shawn Tucker Killarney Road, NB
26 85 Ken MacKenzie Petitcodiac, NB
27 28 Kirk Thibeau Presque Isle, ME
28 23 Lonnie Sommerville Saint John, NB