Ron Sheridan is going to make his NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 debut on June 5 in the Delaware 200, but, for him, it may not be the biggest race of the night as the NASCAR Late Models will take to the track just prior to the main event.
After losing the track championship, a year ago, to Steve Robblee by just 16 points, Sheridan, racing out of Mt. Brydges, Ont., is on the hunt for his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series title.
The season for the NASCAR Late Model division got underway on May 14 in which Sheridan got a jump on the other competitors. He took over the lead on Lap 26 after Robblee and Mark Watson tangled in Turn 3. He went on to lead the rest of the way en route to the win, but there is still work to do.
The season’s second event resulted in a victory for Watson, his first triumph in a feature, while Sheridan placed fourth despite a late charge in his No. 52 Belfor Restoration Chevrolet.
On the third evening of action, Scott Lindsay and Jesse Kennedy took the checkers on a doubleheader night with Sheridan notching third and eighth-place finishes.
After four races, Robblee leads the point standings by 10 points over Sheridan. Kennedy and Lindsay lurk just behind in third and fourth, respectively. The four are separated by just 15 points. Watson along with a host of other competitors are well within striking distance with the meat of the schedule yet to come.
Oddly enough, the only driver in that top foursome without a win, to date, this season is Robblee.
It’s sure to be a battle that will go down to the wire in Delaware Speedway’s premier division in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.