By Jonathon Howe

THOROLD, ONTARIO (July 8th, 2023) …The Oakwood Transport Action Sprint Tour West Tour returned to Merrittville Speedway Saturday night as part of Hottub Heaven Night. St. Catharines, Ontario’s Mike Bowman won the crate sprint event.

The Oakwood Transport Action Sprint Tour West made their second appearance of the season at Merrittville Speedway. Keegan Baker and Al Sleight started the feature from the front row. Sleight jumped out to an early advantage before the caution fell at lap 10 when Will Marche spun in front of the leader. Sleight’s evasive maneuvers saved him from further incident, but on the restart, Mike Bowman grabbed the lead. Bowman won at Merrittville the last time the Action Sprint Tour visited Canada’s Oldest Dirt Track and won the previous night’s event at Ohsweken Speedway. Once again it was Bowman standing on the front stretch with Sleight finishing in second and Johnny Miller joining them on the podium. Tanner Podwinski and Ashton VanEvery completed the top five.

RACE RESULTS –- July 8th, 2023

Oakwood Transport Action Sprint Tour Western Tour – MIKE BOWMAN (3), Al Sleight, Johnny Miller, Tanner Podwinski, Ashton VanEvery, Keegan Baker, Lance Erskine, Tyler Ward, John Cadman, Sheldon Bender, Brian Nanticoke, Jeremy Hughes, Curtis Gartly, Will Marche, Jesse Costa, Cam MacKinnon

Qualifying Heats – John Cadman, Jesse Costa, Tyler Ward