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By Tommy Goudge with files from Jonathon Howe

THOROLD, Ont. (August 27, 2022) – Jacob Dykstra retook the championship points lead for the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s on Saturday night win a win at Merrittville Speedway.

Adrian Stahle and Ashton VanEvery had front row starting spots for the 25 lap A-Main, but Dykstra used the high line to take the lead on lap one. Dykstra proceeded to lap nearly half the field until a caution flag appeared on lap 22 to set up a single-file restart. This gave Mike Bowman a chance to take his fifth AST win, but Dykstra was too strong and drove off to take his third AST win of the season. Bowman took the runner-up spot, followed by Brett Stratford, Mathieu Bardier, and Darren Dryden.

The win moved Dykstra back to the Action Sprint Tour championship points lead by six markers over Bardier. The Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s will next be in competition on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 at Brighton Speedway’s Labour Day Classic Weekend. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series fueled by Pinty’s
Statistical Report – Saturday, August 27, 2022
Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ontario, Canada

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[4]; 2. 71-Mike Bowman[6]; 3. BS39-Brett Stratford[7]; 4. 19-Mathieu Bardier[3]; 5. 12DD-Darren Dryden[10]; 6. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[1]; 7. 19D-Allan Downey[5]; 8. 39-Jonah Mutton[9]; 9. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[2]; 10. 16R-Seth Roy[11]; 11. 20-Johnny Miller[8]; 12. 97-Sheldon Bender[15]; 13. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[16]; 14. 3S-Austin Roes[13]; 15. 88-Lance Erskine[17]; 16. 77T-Tyeller Powless[12]; 17. 85C-Cam MacKinnon[14]
A-Main Lap Leaders – Jacob Dykstra 1-25
Margin of Victory – 1.177 seconds
Hard Charger – Darren Dryden +5

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:59.450
1. 50LS-Adrian Stahle – Kitchener [1]; 2. 71-Mike Bowman – St. Catharines [6]; 3. 39-Jonah Mutton – Brighton [2]; 4. 16R-Seth Roy – Port Colborne [5]; 5. 97-Sheldon Bender – Listowel [3]; 6. 9C-Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken [4]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:02.023
1. 19D-Allan Downey – Waterloo [1]; 2. 77E-Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken [2]; 3. 20-Johnny Miller – Six Nations [5]; 4. 19-Mathieu Bardier – Pierreville, Quebec [6]; 5. 3S-Austin Roes – Mossley [4]; 6. 88-Lance Erskine – Brantford [3]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:01.516
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne [1]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford – Wainfleet [3]; 3. 12DD-Darren Dryden – Freelton [2]; 4. 77T-Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken [5]; 5. 85C-Cam MacKinnon – Ridgeway [4]

Up Next:
Saturday, September 3, 2022 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ontario
Sunday, September 4, 2022 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ontario

Website: www.actionsprinttour.com
Facebook: ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints
Instagram: @actionsprinttour
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. Each points-paying event on the 2022 schedule will pay a minimum of $1,000-to-win and $150-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The 2022 championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2022 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.