By Darryl G. Smart
Saturday was a long time coming for Jukasa Motor Speedway.
Canada’s Crown Jewel was finally open and hosted a handful of races, without fans, of course.
Jo Lawrence not only took the pole position, but the checkered flag as well in the Dayco 75 presented by Pennzoil, for his first APC Series win.
Lawrence battled it out hard with former series champion Brandon Watson right from the first turn on to the finish line, with 0.011 seconds apart. Treyten Lapcevich held off Pete Shepherd and Matt Pritiko for the third spot.
The race was the first APC Series stop thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next stop on the series is the Stewart’s 100 presented by Quaker State, at Sauble Speedway on August 22.
The OSCAAR series also converged upon Jukasa Motor Speedway with two races.
Andy Kamrath took an early lead and didn’t look back to win the Queenstown Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified feature. Kamwrath fought off TJ Edwards, who eded up in second, while A.J. Emms, Kelly Balson and Jason Keen rounded out the top five finishers.
In the Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rod feature, Steve Book was the top qualifier and came away with the checkered flag ahead of Trevor Thompson, Tom Walters, Scott Beatty, and Jay Doerr.
Despite having the best qualifying time, Book needed to work some magic after drawing eighth place for the inverted feature start. By the fifth lap, he worked his way to where he belonged and never looked back.