McAllister Dominates Sunset for Third Win of 2023

Posted on: August 30th, 2023

It was an dominant performance by Cory McAllister that was the main storyline out at Sunset Speedway following the 100 lapper presented by Akal Steel, N2Y Tire & Performance, & The Durham, Ontario pilot of the #71 came out and got the maximum points he needed, earning the race maximum 106. Cory won pole, led all laps and won the race to then bump him ahead of Chad McGlynn, who struggled in his #8 Marken Performance Mustang all night, before finishing up in 8th. Connor James, the series points leader made his way up from fifth to second by the midway point. James, racing with a heavy heart, in memory of friend Allan Lankin, showed off a slick new red #4 on the side of his car, and was the only competitor left on the lead lap, following McAllister to the line. Sadly, the night ended early for Richmond’s Doug Cathcart, who had mechanical troubles resulting in his first DNF in several seasons. Another driver who had a tough night was rookie phenom Ollie Ferguson, who struggled all night with the handling on his #55 Tile Plus, MBRP Exhaust Camaro before pulling in before the end of the race, with a mechanical issue ending his night. Tim Borne made his series debut in the familiar car #2, piloted over the past two seasons by Todd Sheppard. Tim struggled with speed before eventually retiring also from a mechanical issue. Cory McAllister took the checkered flag, then blew the cars gears and had a small fire in the #71, meaning he had to walk his way to victory lane. In his series return, Shawn McGlynn worked his way from seventh to finish third, battling hard with Brad Robinson for the final podium spot. Local track favourite Billy Zardo impressed, taking his #3 Speed Auto-Guelph Monte Carlo up from ninth to third in the first half of the race, before he lost brakes and finished seventh. Connor James retains the lead in the title, but only by five as we head back to Sauble. Cory McAllister will have Rick Spencer-Walt in the #71 for Sauble due to prior commitments. Chad McGlynn falls to third in the title and Brendan Patrick stays fourth. Brad Robinson and Kevin Trevellin makes moves as they move up to sixth and seventh in the standings following the absence of Sean Mangin at Sunset. The series heads to Sauble this weekend for EcoTek 100 at the Beach!