LOSC: Round Six Race Report, Flamboro Speedway

Shawn McGlynn - Photo:  Rene Skrodzki

LOSC: Round Six Race Report, Flamboro Speedway

Colene Evans-Allen

Cambridge, ON – August 25, 2014
Photo:  Rene Skrodzki

It was a dominant night at Flamboro Speedway last night for Shawn McGlynn, putting him back in contention for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup presented by Meineke Series points lead. 

Time trials brought the first shot out of the cannon for McGlynn when he posted the best time followed by Brennan Didero, Kevin Allen, and Dave Connelly.  The hat draw would see Allen take the pole, with McGlynn on the outside and Didero with Connelly on the second row.

Before the green flag would even fly, the field was under caution after a pace lap incident between Tim Tolton and Doug Cathcart that would leave Cathcart sideways in the middle of turn 3.  With the start waved off, McGlynn would lead the field around to Cathcart’s sideways car.  Cathcart managed to get going and the green flag would drop on the following lap.  McGlynn took the lead immediately and then set sail leaving Allen, Didero, and Connelly to fight over second to fourth place.  It wasn’t long before McGlynn’s brother Chad McGlynn would enter into the three way battle and put himself ahead of Connelly into fourth place.

At the halfway point in the race, after looking extremely strong, Kevin Allen suddenly slowed on track and pulled into the pits to retire on lap 51.  That put Brennan Didero into second place and brother Chad McGlynn into third with a determined Connelly giving chase.

The first and only caution of the race was on lap 61.  It was brought out by a spin in turn 3 by Johnathan Schwemler in the 31 car who was running in 9th at the time.  The field would be packed back up by the caution and racing resumed five laps later.  Shawn McGlynn pulled away from the rest of the field quickly.  Connelly made several attempts to get by Chad McGlynn for third place, but would be unable to get the pass completed.

On lap 81, Connelly’s car began sparking from the rear and he pulled into the pits soon after.  He would return to the track several laps down, but with a broken panhard, he was no longer a factor in the race.  Despite the best efforts of Didero and Chad McGlynn, Shawn McGlynn had a commanding lead in the race and would hold it until the end.

Interviews with the top three finishers can be found here:  http://inthepitsmedia.com/content/losc-round-six-flamboro-post-race