LAKE DOUCETTE, NS – The Lake Doucette Motor Speedway handed out its 2018 season awards following its Sept. 16 race day.
The honours are as follows:
4 Cyl Men:
1st - 17 Shay MacPhee (Champion) – 228 pts
2nd - 19 Carroll Cameron – 193 pts
3rd - 81 Colin Boudreau (Rookie of the Year) – 190 pts
4 Cyl Womens:
1st - 11 Rachelle Muise (Champion) – 222 pts
2nd - 0 Natalie Robillard (Rookie of the Year) – 218 pts
3rd - 22 Tam MacPhee/Brittany Townsend – 207 pts
1st - 37 Shaun Burke (Champion) – 219 pts
2nd - 101 Willard Hurlbert – 208 pts
3rd - 97 Jonathan Smith (Rookie of the Year) – 197 pts
1st - 47 Kyle Hines (Champion) – 209 pts
2nd - 37 Shaun Burke – 196 pts
3rd - 53 Steve MacPhee – 187 pts
(Rookie of the Year - Marc d’Entremont – 156 pts)
The season’s racetrack Sportsmanship Award went to #101 Willard Hurlbert.
A Recognition Award for Dedication to Stock Car Racing in South West Nova Scotia was presented to Alan Burke.
Shay MacPhee was the season’s overall points champion – a follow-up to being named rookie of the year for 4 Cyl Men in 2017. He won all of his featured races this season, except for one that got rained out. Asked how much he enjoyed taking part in this year’s race season, MacPhee, 17, says he had set a goal for himself to be the points champion and put a lot of work and effort into achieving this goal.
“I had an amazing season. Hard work pays off and I spent a lot of time on my car and practicing,” he says.
Asked what it is about racing he enjoys most, he says, “Winning and the rush.” Still, there’s a lot going on on the minds of racers when they’re rounding the laps at top speeds, when MacPhee is asked what went through his mind throughout the season he says, “Don’t break down and when I’m leading I concentrate on not making a mistake.”
For Lake Doucette Motor Speedway fans, while the regular race season is over there is still another race day coming up at the track. A Fall Finale is slated for Sunday, Sept. 30.