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May 22
Merrittville Speedway,
Thorold, ON
Sanction: Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series - $2,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 23, 11:05 am)
Sandercock claims first career RUSH victory
  1. Charlie Sandercock
  2. Bryce Davis
  3. Mike Pegher Jr.
  4. Russ King
  5. Jason Knowles
  6. John Waters
  7. Colton Ledingham
  8. Brandon Mowat
  9. Sam Pennacchio
  10. Rob Pietz
  11. J.J. Mazur
  12. Chad Homan
  13. Zack Carley
  14. Brian Knowles
  15. Ken Winfield
  16. Jeff Dayman
  17. Jimmy Johnson
  18. John Pinsonneault
  19. Mike Greene
  20. T.J. Downs
  21. Bruce Hordusky
  22. Chad Wright
  23. Paul Grigsby
presented by
Ken Kelly
Charlie Sandercock collected a $2,000 RUSH victory Monday at Merrittville.
What won the race: Keeping the winner's hardware in his native country, Charlie Sandercock of Belleville, Ontario, parlayed a runner-up finish in the K&N Cold Air Induction Dash into his first-ever victory on the Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Late Model Series Monday night. Sandercock won by 2.532 seconds ahead of Bryce Davis. The win was worth $2,000.
Quotable: “It was starting to get nerve-wracking there at the end,” Sandercock said. “There were a lot of heavy hitters there in the first few rows. I was hoping it would go caution-free. I didn't even know he (Davis) was there. I was just trying to maintain my groove.”
Key notes: Sandercock was the second-quick qualifier. He finished second in the evening's second heat race and then finished second in the dash to earn his starting spot on the outside front row for the main event. ... Nineteen cars finished the race, with 14 completing all 30 laps. ... Merrittville hosted the tour's second series race of the season. … Jeremy Wonderling of Wellsville, N.Y., topped Max Blair of Titusville, Pa., to win Saturday’s race at Stateline Speedway. … Monday's race marked the RUSH tour's lone foray into Canada this season. … This was the third straight year that the Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Series has joined Merrittville’s Victoria Day celebration.
On the move: Russ King of Bristolville, Ohio, started 12th and gained eight spots to finish fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Sandercock's Rocket Chassis in sponsored by Bellevue Fabricating, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Newnham Enterprise, Image Landscape Contracting, Excel Tower Service and Jeff Harrison Farms.
Points chase: Jeremy Wonderling of Wellsville, N.Y., led the series points entering the race, but was not in attendance.
Car count: 23
Fast qualifier: Mike Pegher Jr.
Time: 15.923 seconds
Polesitter: John Waters
Dash winner: John Waters
Heat race winners: Mike Pegher Jr., Bryce Davis, John Waters
Next series race: May 28, Eriez Speedway (Hammett, PA) $2,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Waters, Sandercock
Row 2: J. Knowles, Davis
Row 3: Wright, Pegher
Row 4: Homan, Pennacchio
Row 5: Mazur, Downs
Row 6: Mowat, King
Row 7: Hordusky, Pietz
Row 8: Ledingham, Dayman
Row 9: Carley, B. Knowles
Row 10: Pinsonneault, Greene
Row 11: Grigsby, Johnson
Row 12: Winfield

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