Kozak wins sixth feature on memorial night at LIRFriday, August 23, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
On a night when former flagman Barry Myers was remembered, Nick Kozak made it a memorable night at Laird International Raceway.
The veteran driver picked up his sixth checkered flag of the season by winning the 45-lap Laird Modified feature at LIR. Kozak overtook second-place finisher Jay Palumbo late and cruised to the victory. An emotional Kozak spoke highly of Myers during his post-race interview.
Josh Maitland finished third in the Laird Modified feature.
The 35-lap Factory Stock feature saw Jarritt Varcoe pick up his second feature win of the season. With Jason Praysner finishing near the back of the field, Brad Bibeau and Dustin Jackson were able to cut into the veteran driver’s points lead thanks to finishes of second and third respectively.
In the Super Late Model division, Rob Hiiemaa and George Wilson battled throughout much of the 20-lap feature with Hiiemaa taking the victory. The closest Wilson came to overtaking Hiiemaa was on lap 15 but the two cars came together and Wilson was eventually sent to the back of the field. Wilson managed to battle his way back up to take second spot. Kyle Jarrett rounded out the top three.
After finishing third in the heat race earlier in the evening, Kevin Oicle took the checkered flag in the Outlaw Modified division. Heat winner Cody MacLean took second while Mav MacDonald Jr. was third. The win was the third of the season for Oicle and second consecutive.
In the Xtreme Four division, Daniel Bibeau led from start to finish in taking the checkered flag but not without a push from a pair of drivers. Jakob Bourdage and Dustin Jackson finished second and third respectively but just under a half-second separated the three as they crossed the finish line.
In the Factory Four division, Michael Carbone Jr. picked up the feature win while Leila Uhlman was second and Brent Fewchuk took third.
Photo courtesy SaultRacers.com
Factory Four Heat A (10 Laps)
- Brent Fewchuk
- John Carter
- Michael Carbone Jr.
Factory Four Heat B (10 Laps)
- Nick Maione
- Eric Brown
- John Diodati
Xtreme Four (8 Laps)
- Jakob Bourdage
- Daniel Bibeau
- Dustin Jackson
Factory Stock (10 Laps)
- Jarritt Varcoe
- Ken Fewchuk
- Dustin Jackson
Laird Modified (10 Laps)
- Jake Irwin
- Nick Kozak
- Jay Palumbo
Outlaw Modified (10 Laps)
- Cody MacLean – by 0.006 seconds
- Mav MacDonald Jr.
- Kevin Oicle
Super Late Model (10 Laps)
- Rob Hiiemaa
- Keith King
- George Wilson
Factory Four:: John Carter – 18.163; Michael Carbone Jr. – 18.205; Leila Uhlman – 18.271
Xtreme Four: Jakob Bourdage – 16.302; Daniel Bibeau – 16.582; Shawn Greeley – 16.986
Factory Stock: /Jason Praysner – 15.931; Dustin Jackson – 15.978; Mike Corbett – 16.138
Laird Modified – Nick Kozak – 15.152; Jake Irwin – 15.299; Kevin Pace – 15.385
Outlaw Modified: Kevin Oicle- 14.971; Mav MacDonald Jr. – 15.103; Cody MacLean – 15.357
Super Late Model: George Wilson – 14.370; Kyle Jarrett – 14.410; Keith King – 14.520