Stock car season finale washed out


Mother Nature decided to put the finishing touches on the Borderland Racing Association season a little earlier than most racers would have liked.
A thunderstorm late Saturday afternoon forced the cancellation of the annual “Fan Appreciation Night” races in what would have been the final chance for racers to accrue points this season at the Emo Speedway.
As such, those that led their respective divisions after the Rea Memorial Weekend races that were held in conjunction with the Emo Fair on Aug. 17-18 were crowned the champions.
Emo native Brody Strachan won his third-straight points title in the WISSOTA Modifieds division, garnering a total of 1,129.
It was an impressive season for Strachan, who won a division-leading four feature races while also garnering nine top-five finishes.
Strachan’s 1,129 points were 126 better than that of runner-up Gary Wilson of Devlin (1,003).
Jeff Davis of Devlin was third (957), while Tyler Brown of Rainy River finished fourth (954).
In the Midwest Modifieds, Cody Ossachuk nabbed his fourth-straight division crown with 1,068 points.
Ossachuk’s season highlights included two feature wins along with eight top-five finishes.
Dayton Brady of Devlin was second (1,049) and even though he didn’t win a single feature race, he still placed in the top five on seven different occasions.
James Lambert of Fort Frances was third (1,000) while Mike Wilson of Devlin finished fourth (857).
And in the Street Stocks division, Tylar Wilson of Fort Frances claimed his first points title since 2015 in finishing with a total 1,089.
That included an astounding six feature wins, which led all racers, along with 10 top-five finishes.
His 1,089 points also were 72 better than that of runner-up Raice Westover of Fort Frances (1,017).
But Westover had an impressive season in his own right, nabbing two feature wins along with seven top-five finishes.
Jesse Thompson of Emo was third, just four points back of Westover with 1,013.
Paul Hari finished well back in fourth with 797.