Cedric Gavreau Bags First Ever Sportsman Checkers

By Tim Baltz

The 25 lap Sportsman feature saw Gab Cyr jump out to the early advantage over Cedric Gauvreau, Delbert Legrow, Anthony Rassmussen and Miguel Peterson. Cyr was on a mission as he pulled away from a quality field in the opening laps but Gauvreau stayed within 5 car lengths with Rassmussen wrestling the 3rd spot away from Legrow by lap 10. With these 3 drivers in front the rest of the field could do nothing but watch as Cyr and Gauvreau battled for the lead with Rassmussen a straightaway back in 3rd. On lap 19 Gauvreau would finally get the break he was looking for as he caught Cyr in traffic and was able to drive by to take over the top spot with Rassmussen, Miguel Peterson and Chris Frennier giving chase. In the closing laps Gab Cyr did everything he could to run down the leader but it would not happen as Cedric Gauvreau claimed his first ever Sportsman win with Gab Cyr crossing in 2nd, Anthony Rassmussen, Chris Frennier and Zack Arquiett who came from 9th to complete the top 5.