2005 Results


SOS – For immediate release:  
Bill Oldroyd  
Ohsweken Speedway – May 27, 2005  
‘Friday Night Thunder’ at Ohsweken Speedway was not just a slogan this past Friday as the Southern Ontario Sprints 10th Anniversary season returned to the ‘Big O’ under threatening skies. However, the weather conditions did but distract track owner, Glenn Styres aim at yet another SOS victory. For the 2nd time this season and the 8th time in his career, Styres came home victorious in the SOS Feature event of the night.  
Gary Evans of Thorndale paced the 20-car field to the green but on lap one the race was red-flagged when Warren Mahoney from Lefroy lost control in turn three and flipped off the track. The Mahoney car eventually came to rest beside the large packing machine giving the veteran driver a real scare. Fortunately Mahoney was not injured in the crash.  
When the race was restated, Belle River’s Jack Pillon immediately jumped into the lead. Veteran race driver Fred Cade, making only his 3rd start in a sprint car, moved up quickly from this 7th place starting position to set claim on the 3rd spot. Cade started his racing career in ASA competing against the likes of Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin. More recently he has competed in the Dirt Modified division.  
Another driver making an early move was the current SOS points leader, Adam West. The Ridgetown native started the Feature in 12th but by lap three had already move up to 5th position. The second caution of the night flew on lap six when rookie Andrew Reaume of Blenheim, spun in turn three. This was Reaume’s first race in a sprint car. The top five at this point in the race were Pillon, Cade, West, Dick Mahoney from Newmarket and Craig Downie of Burlington.  
The caution would fly again on lap 10 for debris. At this point in the event, Styres was beginning to make his way towards the top spot. Styres, who started the Feature in 11th, was now inside the top five in 4th place while the Eldarodo Logistics machine of Pillon was still in command on the event.  
Pillon’s hope of his first Feature victory were dashed on lap fifteen when he spun in turn two attempting to hold off a charging West. This handed the lead to West with Styres now up to 2nd. Running in the third position and having a great run was Jim Porter for Grand Island, NY. Porter started the Feature back in 18th place. Cade was still running strong in 4th with Mark Schulz of Newfane, NY sitting in the 5th position. Schultz is off to a great start in this young season.  
West held the lead for a couple of laps but Styres took over the top spot with only a few laps remaining. The last caution of the night came on lap eighteen when a disappointed Porter spun dropping him deep in the field for the restart. This gave another rookie driver his first opportunity at a top-five finish. John Watson of St Thomas had never finished a Feature race in his brief career. On this night he started the Feature in the seventeenth position and ran a very steady race. At the mid-point of the event he was in the 10th position and would make the final restart of the night in 7th.  
When the 21-lap Feature was completed, Styres found himself in victory lane, followed by West, Schulz, Cade and Watson who did get his first-ever top 5 finish.  
Heat race winners were Pillon, West and Schulz with Pillon also taking the Dash for Cash.  
The 10 Anniversary tour will continue with a double-header weekend on June 10th & 11th. The SOS will return to Ohsweken Speedway, Friday June10th. Then on Saturday June 11th, the SOS will make the tow back to Brighton Speedway for a double-Feature make-up from opening day.  
Results: 22-car field  
Leaf Racewear Heat  
1. #18j – Jack Pillon, Belle River, ON; 2. #0 – Glenn Styres, Ohsweken, ON; 3. #17 – Gary Evans, Thorndale, ON; 4. #79 – Dick Mahoney, Newmarket, ON; 5. #17m – Charlie McCann, London, ON; 6. #12 – Willy Northcott, London, ON; dns. #20 – Jeff Daniels, Chatham, ON  
Signet Tool Heat  
1. #30 – Adam West, Ridgetown, ON; 2. #71 – Craig Downie, Burlington, ON; 3. #10 – Bob Crawford, Sutton, ON; 4. #93 – Daryl Turford, Mitchell, ON; 5. #8 – Brian Lee, Kitchener, ON; 6. #33 – Jamie Collard, Princeton, ON; 7. #22 – Jim Porter, Grand Island, NY  
Pennzoil Heat  
1. #32 – Mark Schulz, Newfane, NY; 2. #12c – Fred Cade, Niagara Falls, ON; 3. #25 – Warren Mahoney, Lefroy, ON; 4. #42s – Ken Swan, Lockport, NY; 5. #40t – Andrew Reaume, Blenheim, ON; 6. #26 – John Watson, St. Thomas, ON; 7. #75 – Jim Sweers, Westover, ON; 8. #27h – Tom Huppunen, Fenwick, ON  
Kenetic Dash  
1. #0 – Glenn Styres; 2. #18j – Jack Pillon; 3. #32 – Mark Schulz; 4. #30 – Adam West; 5. #71 – Craig Downie  
Wiseco Feature  
1. #0 – Glenn Styres; 2. #30 – Adam West; 3. #32 – Mark Schulz; 4. #12c – Fred Cade; 5. #26 – John Watson; 6. #79 – Dick Mahoney; 7. #22 – Jim Porter; 8. #10 – Bob Crawford; 9. #18j – Jack Pillon; 10. #33 – Jamie Collard; 11. #17 – Gary Evans; 12. #40t – Andrew Reaume; 13. #17m – Charlie McCann; 14. #12 – Willy Northcott; 15. #75 – Jim Sweers; 16. #8 – Brian Lee; 17. #71 – Craig Downie; 18. #27h – Tom Huppunen; 19. #93 – Daryl Turford; 20. #25 – Warren Mahoney  
dns – #20 – Jeff Daniels, #42s – Ken Swan  
Leaf Racewear Award – Mark Schulz  
Inside Canadian Racing “Newsmaker of the Race” Award – John Watson  
Cortland Innovations “Hard Charger” Award – John Watson  
1st #20 Jay Mallory
2nd #19j Rob Ledingham
3rd #56 Dereck Lemyre
4th #77 Bill Willard
5th #11m Mark Dixon
6th #44 Lee Mallory
7th #9j Tim Zack
8th 99c Nick Copolo
9th #4J Andy Imbeault
10th #28 Jay Bain
11th #20k Rick St. Pierre
12th #7 Steve Ruddy
13th #37 Francisco Pereira
1st #98 Brad Bacher
2nd #50 Jeff Burke
3rd #11 Michelle Parr
4th #18 Amanda Stoner
5th #40 Terry Osmond
6th #24A A.J.Lewis
7th #20 Daryl Randall
8th #12 Brad Herron
9th #45T sean Hill
10th #1J Jason Fontaine 100% DQ
2nd #265 MIKE EVERS
3rd #81 Ryan Dinning
6th 69e Dan Erskine
8th #27 Dan stewart
9th #00 Jeff Leegstra
10th #89 sam Miller
11th #10 Kevin Magrin
12th #28 Abel Castelein
14th #9 Glen Lienen
15th #77 John Held
16th #222 DAVE MAGRIN
17th #2 LEE WINGER
18th #191 Gord Bates
21st #88 Jesse McDonald
22nd #79 Dan Miller
23rd #18 Team #18 *
24th #5 Mike Robinson NS

2005 Results

Styres Captures First SOS Feature of the Season

Bill Oldroyd  
Ohsweken Speedway, May 20, 2005  
Ohsweken Speedway was the scene for round two of the Southern Ontario Sprints 10th Anniversary season. Local favourite and track owner Glenn Styres, did not disappoint the large crowd on hand May 20th as he captured his first feature of the season and takes the early points lead in the hunt for the championship.  
A total of 26 sprinters were on hand to take on the high-speed Ohsweken Speedway oval. “Cobra” Chuck Hebing from Ontario, NY, who is a regular with the Patriots Sprint Group and currently second in points with that series, was the first to retire for the evening. During hot laps, Hebing was exiting turn-four when a mechanical failure caused him to drive head-on into the front stretch wall and flip several times. His race machine was a write-off as everything from the radiator forward was ripped off his sprinter. Fortunately Hebing escaped without injury.  
Craig Downie of Burlington paced the field to the green for the feature event of the evening and jumped into the early lead however two complete restarts were required for minor incidents. The first caution was brought out when Gary Evans from Thorndale had his sprinter come to a stop in turn two with mechanical problems. Jim Porter of Grand Island, NY also spun in turn four at the same time. The second caution flew when Jack Pillon had a spin exiting turn two on the restart.  
When the Feature did get underway, Downie held the lead for several laps. This was the first time Downie had lead in a Feature race with the SOS. John Riegling of Chatham quickly jumped into second with Styres coming from his 8th starting position to take 3rd. Styres took over 2nd on lap three and set his sights on Downie. The tow battled for a few laps but Styres was able to dive under Downie in turn four to take the lead on lap six.  
After the race Downie said to Styres “I thought I could race with you for a few laps but you quickly got away from me. I just didn’t have enough to stay with you.”  
Adam West of Ridgetown who started in 7th made his way towards the front by getting past Riegling and Downie putting him in the 2nd position. Another driver having a good run was Brad Knab from Delevan, NY. Knab started the feature mid-pack and quickly move up in the field running in the top five most of the night.  
Styres and West had to negotiate very heavy traffic as the race went green until lap eighteen. Pillon suffered mechanical problems and came to a stop in turn four bringing out the third caution on the night. On the restart, Dick Mahoney from Newmarket cut down a front left tire trying to avoid a spinning Bob Crawford of Sutton in turn two. As a result of the contact, Mahoney stalled, bring out the final caution of the night.  
Styres held off a charging West during the last tow laps to take home his first victory of the young season. Riegling finished a strong third, sporting a new eye-catching paint scheme while Downie had a career best 4th place finish in his Ford–powered, JDH Rod and Custom sprinter.  
Porter made a fine recovery from his first lap spin to battle back to a 5th place finish.  
Heat race winners included Styres, Riegling and Pillon. Jack Pillon, who was teamed up with race fan Hugh McArthur, won the SOS Fan-Dash for Cash.  
Results: 26 car field  
Leaf Racewear Heat  
1. #0 – Glenn Styres, Ohsweken, ON; 2. #25 – Warren Mahoney, Lefroy, ON; 3. #10 – Bob Crawford, Sutton, ON; 4. #22 – Jim Porter, Grand Island, NY; 5. #42s – Ken Swan, Lockport, NY; 6. #31 – Curt Sherwood, Sanborn, NY; 7. #17 – Gary Evans, Thorndale, ON;  
dns – #6 – Dave Schulz, Barker, NY; #21c – Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY  
Wiseco Heat  
1. #1a – John Riegling, Chatham, ON; 2. #79 – Dick Mahoney, Newmarket, ON; 3. #30 – Adam West, Ridgetown, ON; 4. #13 – Billy Coffey, Avon, NY; 5. #38 – Brad Knab, Delevan, NY; 6. #33 – Jamie Collard, Princeton, ON; 7. #93 – Daryl Turford, Mitchell, ON; 8. #26 – John Watson, St. Thomas, ON; 9. #42 – Fred Cade, Niagara Falls, ON  
Kenetic Heat  
1. #18j – Jack Pillon, Belle River, ON; 2. #71 – Craig Downie, Burlington, ON; 3. #86 – Jeremy Barnard, Albion, NY; 4. #32 – Mark Schulz, Newfane, NY; 5. #17m – Charlie McCann, London, ON; 6. #75 – Jim Sweers, Westover, ON; 7. #8 – Brian Lee, Kitchener, ON; 8. #20 – Jeff Daniels, Chatham, ON  
Pennzoil Dash  
1. #18j – Jack Pillon; 2. #0 – Glenn Styres; 3. #1a – John Riegling; 4. #25 – Warren Mahoney; 5. #79 – Dick Mahoney; 6. #71 – Craig Downie  
Signet Tool Feature  
1. #0 – Glenn Styres; 2. #30 – Adam West; 3. #1a – John Riegling; 4. #71 – Craig Downie; 5. #22 – Jim Porter; 6. #38 – Brad Knab; 7. #86 – Jeremy Barnard; 8. #10 – Bob Crawford; 9. #32 – Mark Schulz; 10. #42s – Ken Swan; 11. #33 – Jamie Collard; 12. #79 – Dick Mahoney; 13. #25 – Warren Mahoney; 14. #42 – Fred Cade; 15. #13 – Billy Coffey; 16. #17m – Charlie McCann; 17. #75 – Jim Sweers; 18. #8 – Brian Lee; 19. #18j – Jack Pillon; 20. #20 – Jeff Daniels; 21. #26 – John Watson; 22. #93 – Daryl Turford; 23. #31 – Curt Sherwood; 24. #17 – Gary Evans  
dns #6 – Dave Schulz; #21c – Chuck Hebing  
Leaf Racewear Award – Chuck Hebing  
Cortland Innovations “Hard Charger” Award – Jeremy Barnard  
1st #20 Jay mallory
2nd #94 Stan zanchin
3rd #15 Martin pohill
4th #56 Dereck lemyre
5th #37 francisco pereira
6th #77 bill willard
7th #7 Steve ruddy
8th #99c nick copolo
9th #11m mark dixon
10th #28 jay bain
11th #44 lee mallory
12th #4j andy imbeault
13th #20j tony cowel
14th #9j tim zack
1st #24a a.j. lewis
2nd #98 brad bacher
3rd #11 michelle par
4th #50 jeff burke
5th #40 terry osmond
6th #45t sean hill
7th #20 daryl randall
8th #1j jason fontaine
9th #18 amanda stoner
1st #2 lee winger
2nd #86 rick emberson
3rd #265 mike evers
4th #64 doug erskine
5th #9 glen lienen
6th #222 dave magrin
7th #11 mike gieberson
8th #05 david goodacre
9th #79 dan miller
10th #69e Dan Erskine
11th #18 team 18
12th #27 dan stewart
13th #25 roy rinne
14th #mt50 shari turner
15th #88 jesse macdonald
16th #89 sam miller
17th #77 john held
18th #14 shane gowan
19th #81 ryan dinning
20th #48 craig erskine
21st #55 rob slater
22nd #148 jim porter
23rd #28 abel castelein
24th #00 jeff leegstra
1st #18 Team 18
2nd #48 craig erskine
3rd #77 john held
4th #14 shane gowan
5th #00 jeff leegstra
6th #148 jim porter
7th #10 kevin magrin
8th #5 mike robinson
9th #67 larry erskine
10th #191 gord bates

2005 Results


 OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY – May 6th, 2005
by Rich Vleck – Two PSG races ever at Ohsweken, two wins by a Wilson. This time though, it was Kyle’s turn.

Twenty-nine cars were on hand on a perfect spring night to open the Ohsweken Speedway for the 2005 season. The track was extremely tacky and much faster than the final Patriot Sprint Group race at Ohsweken in 2004. Rick Wilson, winner of that race last year, picked up the checkereds in heat one. Like last year, Wilson had to hold off Ray Preston, who was second.

Bryan Howland picked up where he left off at Five Mile Point in heat two, pulling away from Glenn Styres for the win. Jack Pilon also had an impressive race in heat three, running away from Kyle Drum to capture the win.

Chris Muhleisen led all 10 laps of the B-Main to win and transfer into the feature. Jim Porter, Jared Zimbardi and Dan Deming Jr. filled out the top four that completed the 22-car A-Main.

Nine of the 12 drivers that finished in the top four of their heat were eligible for the redraw because of running at Five Mile Point in April. “Cobra” Chuck Hebing ended up on the pole and had the option to go to the back for the Patriot Power Challenge. After contemplating the potential big paycheck Hebing and his crew decided their best option would be to remain on the pole.

Hebing grabbed the early lead from outside-front row starter Kyle Drum and pulled to a healthy advantage to the first halted period, when Dan Deming Jr. flipped his No. 999 in turn two, bringing out the red flag. On the restart, strong-running Drum took his Wilkins RV No. 47 pit-side and opened up the door for Rick and Kyle Wilson to battle for second. Before the battle could really get underway though, Dan Deming brought his No. 999 around again, flipping again, ending his night. When this accident occurred, Chuck Hebing’s right rear tire made contact with Deming and was concerned that it caused a problem with his car.

The race’s final caution came on lap 10 when Chris Muhleisen brought his Griswold’s E.T.R. Service No. 10m to a stop on the backstretch with Hebing still ahead of Kyle and Rick Wilson. On the restart, Rick Wilson, along with Jeff Cook, dove in front of Kyle Wilson, the “Joyceville Cadet” quickly disposed of Cook and set his sights on his Dad.

On lap 15, Kyle reeled in his dad and retook the second position on the bottom of turn four, making some contact with the 11-time PSG winner.

On lap 17, Rick Wilson’s front end slapped the front stretch wall, relegating him to the pits. Kyle Wilson was two seconds back of “Cobra”, but made up that ground in a lap and a half when Hebing pushed up the track in turn four. Wilson and Hebing came to the white flag side by side. Wilson made his No. 16k stick on the bottom and held on to pick up his first ever PSG win.

“I saw Hebing bobbling down in four and knew I could make up a lot of ground on him,” said Wilson. “I went to pass him in one and the car was hopping around but I must have just had a better car than he had.”

Wilson, who started in fourth, has won sprint car races in the past with other organizations, but never at Ohsweken, a track he’s been to much more than the bulk of the 29-car field.

Hebing was dejected after the race but knew that the incident with Deming early in the race had hurt the car, “I was struggling the last 10 laps of the race and I think when I got into (Deming) it pushed up the right rear and got the w-link. The car got too tight and it ending up costing us the race.”

Out of nowhere George Suprick, who started 15th and did not break the top 10 until lap six, finished third. With the strong finish, the Clarks Summit, Pa driver holds a one-point lead over Chuck Hebing in the point standings after two races.

Jeff Cook had another strong race in his No. 10, finishing fourth. Glenn Styres found the fast way around his track in the final laps to round out the top five.

Jack Pillon, Blake Breen, Bryan Howland, Jared Zimbardi and Ray Preston filled out the top 10.

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Heat 1 (8 laps) 1 RICK WILSON, 2 Preston, 3 Cook, 4 Schulz, 5 Ely, 6 Shuttleworth, 7 Muhleisen, 8 Bashford, 9 Shultz, 10 Troutman.
Heat 2 (8 laps) 1 BRYAN HOWLAND, 2 Styres, 3 Tim Zimbardi, 4 Kyle Wilson, 5 Blake Breen, 6 Quackenbush, 7 Deming, 8 Adamczyk, 9 Downing.
Heat 3 (8 laps) 1 JACK PILLON, 2 Drum, 3 Hebing, 4 Bobby Breen, 5 Suprick, 6 Faigle, 7 Porter, 8 Collard. DNS Jared Zimbardi.

B-main (10 laps) 1 CHRIS MUHLEISEN, 2 Jim Porter, 3 Jared Zimbardi, 4 Dan Deming, Nick Bashford, Don Adamczyk, Craig Downing, Mark Shultz, Jamie Collard. DNS Gary Troutman (drive shaft), Paul Ballentyne (flipped in hot laps after throttle stuck)

A-main (20 laps) 1 KYLE WILSON, 2 Chuck Hebing, 3 George Suprick, 4 Jeff Cook, 5 Glenn Styres, 6 Jack Pillon, 7 Blake Breen, 8 Bryan Howland, 9 Jared Zimbardi, 10 Ray Preston, 11 Tim Zimbardi, 12 Bobby Breen, 13 Jim Porter, 14 Dave Schulz, 15 Chris Muhleisen, 16 R.C Faigle, 17 Kyle Drum, 18 Rick Wilson, 19 Curt Shuttleworth, 20 Geoff Quackenbush, 21 Dan Deming, 22 George Ely.

Lap Leaders: Hebing (1-18) K. Wilson (19-20)

Geoff Quackenbush was selected at random as Lucky Dog, worth an extra $100 courtesy of Ken Hill and Sit-n-Bull Construction.

Unofficial Point Standings) Suprick 233, Hebing 232, Howland 220, Kyle Wilson 216, Cook 205.

Unofficial Gater Racing News Hard Charger of Season Standings) Blake Breen

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