Story By: JIM CLARKE / CANADIAN LEGEND CAR SERIES – PETERBOROUGH, ONT – It took a while longer than anyone had expected but drivers and teams with the Trailers Plus Canadian Legend Car Series were happy to finally open the 2022 schedule Saturday, June 4th at Peterborough Speedway.
Coming from inside the 3rd row, Parker Traves followed his friend and teammate Matt Haufe and moved into the 3rd spot in the running order with just 3 laps on the scoreboard. The pair had been chasing race leader Hudson Nagy since the drop of the green flag and had started to work through traffic at the tail-end of the field with only 5 laps complete.
While the leaders had to work through slower cars, those running a lap down were also battling for race positions at the same time as the front runners. That led to the first yellow flag in the 30 lap affair at the halfway mark and saw Haufe take control of the field on the ensuing restart.
Haufe is no stranger to the Dart Heating and Air Conditioning victory lane at Peterborough Speedway but with the race slowed a number of times for yellow flags during the closing stages, all eyes were on Parker Traves. A member of the Canadian Legend Car dealer network, Traves took full advantage of the tour’s unique ‘choose’ rule and grabbed the lead from Haufe. The driver of the No. 60 machine held the point through a green, white checkered finish to become the tour’s first winner of the 2022 season.
Haufe rebounded from a late race restart at the tail of the field to finish 2nd. Dawson Drimmie, Jordan Latimer, Josh Inglis, Mark Griffin, Nick Portt, Glenn Morris, Steve Gareau, Caleb Drimmie, Chad Strawn, Joe Adams, Hudson Nagy, Cameron Townson, Jeff McKibbon, Wally Wilson and Adam Cuthbertson completed the running order.
Trailers Plus Canadian Legend Car Series Peterborough notes: Adam Cuthbertson’s 17th place finish came from a penalty from race officials after a pair of warnings about bumping a competitor…15-year-old Cameron Townson logged a 14th place in his first ever racing start…The Canadian Legend Car Series thanks long-time sponsor Trailers Plus for their continued support of the tour. The Saturday, June 4th event at Peterborough Speedway was sponsored by Peter Smith GM in Belleville.