- ONT - Sept. 24 - South Buxton Raceway by Sam Holbrooks


ODLMS: Reaume Unshaken By Ruhlman "Intimidation" En Route to Second "Shootout" Win at South Buxton

South Buxton Raceway

SOUTH BUXTON, Ont. - Sept. 24. After finishing a distant second to Andrew Reaume in the 2009 Castrol UMP Late Model Shootout, Brian Ruhlman said he wished there had been a late caution so he could try “to intimidate him a little bit to see if he’d make a mistake.”

Ruhlman got his wish in Saturday’s 2010 Castrol UMP Late Model Shootout, but the result remained the same.

Reaume shrugged off Ruhlman’s ‘intimidation tactic’ under a late caution to win his second straight Shootout title.

 ”I pulled up beside and waved at him, hoping I could draw his attention away from what he should be thinking,” Ruhlman said, with a laugh.

 ”He’s too good here,” he said of Reaume. “I can run with him, but unless he makes a mistake … he’s going to win.”

Reaume had a big grin under his face shield when he saw Ruhlman pull beside him.

“He was just trying to get in my head,” Reaume smiled.

“But I know he wasn’t going to run me dirty. It was good racing … I had fun.”

So did Ruhlman.

After a second straight runner-up finish to Reaume, the Clarklake, Mich., hopped in his modified car and won the Outhouse Image & Design UMP Modified Shootout for a third straight year.

In the Late Model main event, Reaume passed Chatham’s Kirk Hooker for second on lap three and got by Ridgetown’s Dale Glassford for the lead on lap four - making both passes on the bottom of turn four.

He said he had no idea his lead was as big as a half-track at one point.

“I didn’t even know he (Ruhlman) was behind me,” he said, until the caution flew on lap 27.

On the restart, Reaume quickly pulled away from his mentor and pumped his fist in the air as he crossed the finish line to pocket the $2,000 winner’s share.

Glassford hung on for a third-place finish, followed by Hooker and Blenheim’s Brett Reaume, the last car on the lead lap.

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Updated 11/17/10

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