Ohsweken, Ontario –– The Race of Champions Sportsman 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified Series fueled by Sunoco paid a rescheduled visit to Ohsweken Speedway this past Friday night and when the final checkered flag flew, Chad Chevalier of Port Colborne, Ontario, stood tall in victory lane after an epic battle with Brad Rouse.
“That was a pretty good race,” stated Chevalier from victory lane. “Brad (Rouse) is one of the best there is in this division and we battled all race. He was on the bottom and we were on the top and able to just to have enough to outrun him. It was a good race and we’re happy that we could grab the win. It’s challenging to win these races, it’s really an accomplishment that we are all proud of.”
Rouse of St. Catharines, Ontario and Chevalier exchanged the lead a handful of times during the course of the 30-lap feature. Chevalier worked the middle to high groove with Rouse maintaining a line on the bottom. In the end Chevalier was able to propel his momentum fast enough around the top to earn the victory.
Justin Sharp of St. Catharines, Ontario, turned in an incredible performance as he started deep in the field and marched is way forward in the fast paced race. Sharp was able to wrestle third away from Cody McPherson of St. Catharines, Ontario on the final lap of the race.
McPherson held on for fourth while Darrell Farraway of Hamilton, Ontario rounded out the top-fve.
James Mallory of St. Catharines, Ontario posted the fastest overall time in the timed hot lap sessions.
James Michael Friesen of St. Catharines, Ontario and Mallory earned the qualifying race victories.
-Race of Champions Press Release
-Photo Credit: Zachary Skotnicki