Andy Kamrath Dominates OSCAAR Modified Spring Velocity Feature At Sunset Speedway

Story By: ASHLEY MCCUBBIN / OSCAAR – INNISFIL, ONT – Taking the lead in the early stages, Andy Kamrath led the rest of the way en route to winning the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Just Foam It feature fueled by Touchwood Cabinets at Sunset Speedway.

Andy Kamrath won the first JRS Auction heat ahead of Kelly Balson, Tommy Robb, Ryan Dick, Mike Hearty, Wally Wilson and Bob Franks. Jake Watson and Luke Gignac did not take the green flag.

A.J. Emms was victorious in the second qualifier in front of T.J. Edwards, Herb Walters, Dale Reinhart, Jason Keen, Marshall Schrenk, Brad Pearsall, and Tyler Liscum.

Kelly Balson won the third heat ahead of Edwards, Watson, Keen, Walters, Gignac, Reinhart, Robb, and Franks.

Andy Kamrath went for the daily double in front of Pearsall, Schrenk, Emms, Hearty, Reinhart, and Wilson.

Come feature time, Kelly Balson started pole followed by T.J Edwards, Marshall Schrenk, Jason Keen, A.J. Emms, Herb Walters, Andy Kamrath, Brad Pearsall, Tommy Robb, Mike Hearty, Dale Reinhart, Jake Watson, Wally Wilson, Luke Gignac, Bob Franks, and Paul Townsend. Unfortunately, Tyler Liscum made his way into the pits before the drop of the green flag with a problem.

The feature did not get off to a smooth start, with Emms getting sideways off of turn four, going around for the spin before making contact with the frontstretch wall. It’d ultimately end his race on the first lap.

The second attempt to start the event went smoothly with Kelly Balson grabbing the advantage ahead of Edwards, as Keen and Kamrath battled for third. Kamrath got the spot on Lap 2 ahead of Keen, with Pearsall challenging Schrenk for fifth. The challenge was unsuccessful, with Walters instead getting alongside Pearsall for sixth.

Kamrath continued to move forward, passing Edwards for second on Lap 5, before getting alongside Balson for the lead a lap later. Andy Kamrath then took the top spot on Lap 7 ahead of Balson, Edwards, Keen, Schrenk, Walters, Pearsall, Reinhart, and Hearty.

Walters would then get alongside Schrenk for fifth on Lap 10, as Watson ran 10th in front of Robb and Franks. Reinhart would then get alongside Pearsall for seventh on Lap 14, with Hearty past Watson for 10th a couple laps later.

With 17 laps on the board, Kamrath led in front of Balson, Edwards, Walters, Schrenk, Pearsall, Reinhart, Keen, Hearty, Watson, Franks, Robb, and Gignac. Reinhart would get by Pearsall for sixth on Lap 21, with Pearsall pulling down to the infield in turns three and four a lap later with a mechanical issue.

The restart would see the third caution of the event, with Reinhart making significant contact with the outside frontstretch wall.

Kamrath got a good restart to maintain the top spot in front of Balson, Edwards, Walters, Schrenk, Keen, Hearty, Dick, Robb, Gignac, Franks, Townsend, and Wilson. Hearty continued to move forward, passing Keen for sixth on Lap 32.

Andy Kamrath led the rest of the way en route to picking up the checkered flag in the feature fueled by Touchwood Cabinets, followed by Kelly Balson, T.J Edwards, Herb Walters, and Marshall Schrenk. Mike Hearty finished sixth, followed by Jason Keen, Jake Watson, Tommy Robb, and Bob Franks. Luke Gignac placed 11th, followed by Paul Townsend, Wally Wilson, Brad Pearsall, Dale Reinhart, A.J. Emms, and Tyler Liscum.

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