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Racing returns to Thursdays at Laird

The track has shifted back to Thursday night as the racing season winds down
2019-08-02 Laird Factory Stock TS
Photo courtesy Tom Stephenson

After running on Friday nights to start the summer, racing returned to a familiar night for Laird International Raceway as the schedule continued on Thursday night at the track.

The super late model division saw Rob Hiiemaa take the checkered flag in the 25-lap feature on Thursday.

It capped off a good night for the veteran driver as Hiiemaa also had a second-place finish in the second super late model heat race and was the top qualifier in the division with a qualifying time of 14.366 seconds.

Ron Raynor also had a good night in the super late model division as he took top spot in both heat races.

Kevin Errington finished second in the feature while Jake Irwin finished third.

In the modified division, John Ross took the 20-lap feature race, ahead of Roddy Bolduc, who finished second, and Mark Laakso, who finished third.

With a qualifying time of 15.308 seconds, Laakso was the top modified qualifier and finished in top spot in the first modified heat race, which saw Ross take second and Bolduc placed third.

The second modified heat race saw Chase Wilson take top spot with Ross finishing second and Laakso was third.

In the factory stock division, Jarritt Varcoe, who ran double duty Thursday as he competed in the modified division as well, took the win in the 20-lap feature. Jerry Ross finished second and Jamie Fox finished third.

Varcoe was the top qualifier in the division with a qualifying time of 16.375 seconds.

In the first of two factory stock heat races, Fox took top spot with Ross finishing second and Jacob Heimonen finishing third.

Fox also won the second heat with Ross and Heimonen taking second and third respectively.

After just two cars showed up to the track, the factory four division didn’t run on Thursday night.

Race action returns at Laird on Aug. 15.


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