2005 Results

KASZUBINSKI TAKE SECOND STRAIGHT ESS Show at Ohsweken

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY – June 24th, 2005   
by Dean Reynolds  
  
In what will go down as one of the most exciting finishes in Empire Super Sprints (ESS) history came Friday night at the Ohsweken Speedway during the Spectro Oils Canadian Invasion event. Coming from his 21st place starting position, Dan Kaszubinski took full advantage of a lap 23 restart to swing by race long leaderAlain Bergeron on the final lap to pick up his second A-Main triumph of 2005 in thrilling fashion.  
  
For both drivers, it was a bit of good luck as Kaszubinski and Bergeron were running back-up sprinters after destroying their main mounts last week. For the Syracuse, N.Y. star it was a continuation of a tale that has you scratching your head. His winning mount? Yes, the 1987 Bobby Allen chassis is back and it’s back in victory lane.  
  
I guess I should have run this car at the beginning of the season! Kaszubinski screamed in victory lane. “The Maxim has been good to me, it was a good car. But, there is just something about this old thing. After last week I told everyone the junk will be back, I even have it painted on the car!”  
  
An oil pressure gauge failure forced Kaszubinski to miss his heat so he had to make it into the feature event through the B-Main thus spotting the field some 20 spots. While Kaszubinski’s charge to the front is the key part of this night. Bergeron also had his hands full with two other competitors during the 25 lap finale as well.  
  
First was the charge from ageless veteran Mike VanDusen who came from his eighth starting spot to second on lap seven. The #58 sprinter was ready to make his move on Bergeron when all of a sudden his mount lost power on lap 10 bringing out the yellow. The culprit was that the car wouldn’t stay in gear.   
  
If I was running eighth or something I wouldn’t feel so bad, but we had a great car. I think this was our race. noted VanDusen.  
  
The second challenge for the likeable driver from Quebec came from New Hampshire’s Luke Eriksen who is looking for his first ever ESS A-Main victory. Eriksen started in second, fell to third with the VanDusen pass but was back up to challenge Bergeron when VanDusen fell by the wayside. As laps clicked on, Eriksen found his groove and was ready to make a challenge of his own. But, just like VanDusen, Eriksen fell to fate that ended his bid. The right rear tire blew out forcing him into the outside turn two wall causing the lap 23 caution that set up Kaszubinski’s bid.  
  
I was coming, I didn’t know if I was going to get Alain but I was coming. said the driver of the Autotech of Syracuse #20. “But, when the yellow came out I just tried to get a good restart and I knew I was going to the top, hit the cushion and go balls to the wall!”  
  
The plan worked to perfection, on the final lap Kaszubinski drove into turn one not lifting and swept by the Bergeron mount into the lead and on to victory. For the second place finisher, who nursed his car minus a front wing for the final laps, it was a bittersweet second place.   
  
It’s better than last week but I really wanted to win. simply said by Bergeron. “The car was really tough to steer when the front wing went. I was driving the best I could do but Dan beat me, he did a great job.”  
  
Just a little side note, the gauge that Kaszubinski borrowed came from Bergeron.  
  
At the finish it was Kaszubinski taking the checkers in front of a cheering crowd with Bergeron close for second. John Karklin Jr. kept his hot streak going with his third top five in a row taking third ahead of Lance Yonge and Southern Ontario Sprint (SOS) regular Jim Porter.   
  
Unfortunately for Porter, he didn’t go directly to the weigh in scales and he will be scored in last place under ESS rules.   
  
This moved Nick Fratto in to fifth. Making up the next five was another SOS runner Jamie Collard, Don Sharp Jr., Doug Emery and Ray Preston with the Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing 22.  
  
Five cautions and one red flag did slow the quick pace on the tacky Ohsweken oval. Doug Norrie spun on lap five; Randy Years did the same one tour later while running in fourth.   
  
Track owner/promoter Glenn Styres got up into the turn four wall and did a wild series of flips. His car was heavily damaged but he walked out and waved to his hometown crowd.  
  
Even though Styres had to tend to a bent race car afterwards, he did have smiles with his biggest crowd of this season, it was SRO at Ohsweken. He rewarded all sprint teams with a roast beef buffet after the races.  
  
VanDusen stopped on lap 12 with Bubby Kerrick and Jeff VanDusen making contact on lap 17 ending VanDusen’s night. The final caution came on lap 23 for Eriksen’s bad luck.  
  
A total of 26 sprints in the pits with a welcome support from the SOS group. Along with Porter and Collard, making first ESS starts for 2005 were Mark Schulz, Craig Downie and James Whittaker That brings the total to 62 different drivers in ESS competition so far this year.  
  
Many ESS stars and cars will make their return to Ohsweken for the Canadian Nationals weekend on September 16-17. Kaszubinski, Bergeron and Karklin will represent ESS in the Shootout in Friday night. On Saturday it’s the first ever Canadian Sprint Nationals that will pay $5000 to win in American Funds.  
  
Car Mate Trailer Heat 1) Randy Years, Luke Eriksen, Doug Emery, Jeff VanDusen, Lance Yonge, Bubby Kerrick  
  
Car Mate Trailer Heat 2) Alain Bergeron, Jeff Cook, Jamie Collard, Nick Fratto, George Ely, Ray Preston  
  
Car Mate Trailer Heat 3) R.C Faigle, Mike VanDusen, Donnie Sharp, John Karklin, Doug Norrie, Jim Porter  
  
Ohsweken Speedway/Walt’s Hobby dash) Faigle  
  
KSE Racing Products B-main) 1 Glenn Styres, 2 Dave Schulz, 3 Dan Kaszubinski, 4 Mark Schulz. DNQ Matt Norrie 14m (provisional), Kyle Moffit 77 (provisional), Craig Downie 71, James Whittaker 83w.  
  
A-main) 1 DAN KASZUBINSKI 20, 2 Alain Bergeron 8b, 3 John Karklin (Goff 69k), 4 Lance Yonge 17J, 5 Nick Fratto F1, 6 Jamie Collard 33m, 7 Donnie Sharp 28nh, 8 Doug Emery 33, 9 Ray Preston 22, 10 Dave Schulz 6s, 11 Kyle Moffit 77, 12 Jeff Cook 10c, 13 Doug Norrie 92m, 14 R.C Faigle 21a, 15 Bubby Kerrick 61, 16 Mark Schulz 32m, 17 Randy Years 2, 18 Luke Eriksen 22, 19 Matt Norrie 14m, 20 Jeff VanDusen 56d, 21 Mike VanDusen 58, 22 Glenn Styres 0, 23 George Ely 90. DQ Jim Porter 22 (finished fifth but did not report to scales) ESS 360w  
  
Gater News Lap Leaders) Bergeron 1-24, Kaszubinski 25  
Lane’s Yamaha Hard Charger – Kaszubinski (20 spots) $50  
Brodix Cylinder Heads Halfway – Bergeron $50  
  
Winner’s Bonuses  
Geneva Curbing $50, ATL Fuel Cells $100, Pro Shocks $100, Butler Built Seats $100, Penske Shocks $100, Hank’s Performance Products $50, Total Seal $50, Racing Optics $30, Rod End Supply $30, Race Depot $25, The Brake Man $25, Kreitz Oval Track Products $25, Red’s Speed Shop $25, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bect Chemicals $20, Ultra-Shield $10, MRE Productions $10  
  
Other Bonuses  
Weld Racing Hard Luck – Styres $100  
Design 500 – Faigle $100, Fratto $50  
M&W Aluminum Products – Don Sharp Jr. $75  
Leaf Racewear – Karklin Jr. $75  
KSE Racing Products – Styres $50  
B&B Oval Track Products – Bergeron $50  
Saldana Racing Products – Karklin Jr. $50  
Zemco Headers – Fratto $50  
Joe Hunt Magnetos – Styres $50  
Rod End Supply – Bergeron $30  
Fourwide Motorsports – Yonge $25  
DMI – M. VanDusen $25  
HRP – D. Norrie $25  
LA Sharp Services – Faigle $25  
  
pos car # SPORTSMAN FEATURE
1st #56 Dereck Lemyre
2nd #01 Mike Kruchka
3rd 99c Nick Copolo
4th 11m Mark Dixon
5th #44 Lee Mallory
6th 88b Doug Spiece
7th #77 Bill Willard
8th #6 Matt Williamson
9th #21 John Burbridge
10th #28 Jay Bain
11th #7 Steve Ruddy
12th #20 Jay Mallory
13th 20j Tony Cowel
14TH #37 Francisco Pereira
15TH 7A Allan Blanchard
  
pos car # STREET STOCK FEATURE
1st #98 Brad Bacher
2nd #11 Michelle Parr
3rd 24A A.J.Lewis
4th #50 Jeff Burke
5th #29 Rob Murray
6th #1J Jason Fontaine
7th #2 Daryl Randall
8th #18 Amanda Stoner 100% DQ
  
pos Car # MINI STOCK FEATURE
1st #64 DOUG ERSKINE
2nd #111 ROBBIE ROUNCE
3rd #9 Glen Lienen 
4th #2 LEE WINGER 
5th #14  HALLETT/ Gowan 
6th #28  Abel Castelein
7th #222 DAVE MAGRIN
8th 69e Dan Erskine
9th #79 The Miller’s 
10th #265 MIKE EVERS
11th #10 Kevin Magrin
12th #89 sam Miller
13th #31 Greg Wilson
14th #5 Mike Robinson
15th #39 JIM COCHRANE
16th #86 RICK EMBERSON 
17th #81 Ryan Dinning
18th #148  MT.PLEASANT/ Porter
19th #67 Larry Erskine
20th #00 Jeff Leegstra
21st #27 Dan stewart
22nd #25 ROY RINNE
23rd #18 Team #18 
24th #11 MIKE GIBERSON
  
  MINI STOCK B-MAIN NON-QUALIFIERS
7TH #05 DAVID GOODACRE
8TH #1 Chris Rhynold
9TH #55 Rob Slater
10TH #191 Gord Bates ns

2005 Results

RESULTS: June 17, 2005

RACE RESULTS FROM:  JUNE 17TH, 2005  
  
SPECIAL EVENT: DIRT SPORTSMAN TRAIL EVENT  
  
MR. DIRT SPORTSMAN CHAMPIONSHIP TRAIL WEST  
pos car # SPORTSMAN FEATURE
1st 15 MARTIN POLHILL
2nd 11 BRIAN SAGE
3rd 20X KEVIN RIDLEY
4th 120K KYLE INMAN
5th T21 ROGER CHRYSLER
6th 111 KEVIN WILLS
7th P38 ROB PRATT
8th 2K ROB KNAPP
9th 77 BILL WILLARD
10th 67G ERIC GIGUERE
11th 108 BILL BLEICH
12th 44 LEE MALLORY
13th 54JR SCOTT JUST
14TH 37 FRANCISCO PEREIRA
15TH 67 GUY BOUGIE
16TH 4S STAN LAMENT
17TH 11Z DARREN ZUMPE
18TH 7 STEVE RUDDY
19TH 8C WAYNE CONN
20TH 94 STAN ZANCHIN
21ST 56 DERECK LEMYRE
22ND 99C NICK CUPOLO
23RD 20K RICK ST. PIERRE
24TH 19JR ROB LEDINGHAM
25TH 0 RUSS HEFTI
26TH 11M MARK DIXON
27TH 20J TONY COWELL
28TH 68 CURTIS FRIESEN  DQ
29TH 66 DAN WIESNER  DQ
30TH 20 JAY MALLORY  DQ
31ST 54J DAVE JUST  DNS
  
pos car # STREET STOCK FEATURE
1st 50 JEFF BURKE
2nd 29 ROB MURRAY
3rd 24A AJ LEWIS
4th 98 BRAD BACHER
5th 11 MICHELLE PARR
6th 57 MURRAY NICHOLLS
7th 2D DARYL RANDALL
8th 17 ROB DISHER
9th 18 AMANDA STONER
10TH 1J JASON FONTAINE
  
pos Car # MINI STOCK FEATURE
1st 9 GLEN LEINEN
2nd 86 RICK EMBERSON
3rd 64 DOUG ERSKINE
4th 265 MIKE EVERS
5th 18 DAN DEPAGTER
6th 79 DAN MILLER
7th 222 DAVE MAGRIN
8th 69 DAN ERSKINE
9th 10 KEVIN MAGRIN
10th 11 MIKE GIBERSON
11th 39 JIM COCHRANE
12th 148 KEVIN MT.PLEASANT
13th 89 SAM MILLER
14th 48 CRAIG ERSKINE
15th 55 ROB SLATER
16th 27 DAN STEWART
17th 67 LARRY ERSKINE
18th 31 GREG WILSON
19th 81 RYAN DINNING
20th 0 JAMES LEEGSTRA
21st 5 DAVID GOODACRE
22nd 91 GORD BATES
23rd 25 ROY RINNE
24th 14 MARK HALLETT  100% DQ
  
DNS 28 ABE CASTELEIN
DNS 2 LEE WINGER
DNS 5 MIKE ROBINSON

2005 Results

STYRES STILL PERFECT AT HIS HOME TRACK

Bill Oldroyd  
  
Ohsweken Speedway – June 10, 2005  
  
The Southern Ontario Sprints visited Ohsweken Speedway for the third time this season and once again, past SOS Champion and track owner Glenn Styres, came home victorious. Styres has been perfect this season at Ohsweken winning all three SOS events.  
  
The fifth stop on the SOS 10th anniversary tour will go in the record books as one of the best races of the season up to his point. A strong field of 24 sprinters took the green and the race would run the entire 21 laps without a caution. In fact, there were no cautions all night as the Heat races and Dash for Cash also went off without a hitch.  
  
When the green dropped for the Feature event of the night, Warren Mahoney of Lefroy took the early lead. Styres and Brad Knab from Delevan, NY both went very high in turn one causing them to loose several positions. Styres dropped back to 13th place from his 8th place starting position while Knab dropped from 10th to 16th.  
  
Lap two would see the lead change again when Curt Sherwood from Sanborn, NY made the pass for the top spot. Another lead change took place on lap three when “Gentlemen” John Riegling of Chatham took over the lead, a position he held until late in the race.  
  
Jim Porter from Grand Island, NY started the Feature in 7th place and by lap six had made his way up to the 2nd position. Sprint car rookie “Fast” Freddie Cade, from Niagara Falls, ON was in 3rd with current SOS points leader Adam West from Ridgetown now up to 4th from his 11th place starting position. Sherwood was still running strong in 5th.  
  
At the mid-point of the race, Riegling was still in command with Cade in 2nd. Styres had battled back from his first lap problems and was now up to 3rd position with West in 4th and Dick Mahoney of Newmarket running a very strong 5th. Rounding out the top ten at the half way point were Porter, Knab, Mark Schulz of Newfane, NY, Sherwood and Cayuga Speedway owner Garry Evans making his first appearance of the season.  
  
Styres would inherit the lead with only a handful of laps remaining when Riegling was forced to pull off the track. Riegling was using a new Hans device and was experiencing sever neck pain forcing him to retire for the race. At the checkered it was Styres taking his third victory of the season, all coming at the “Big O”. West would make a last lap pass to take the 2nd position with Cade finishing in 3rd. Mahoney finished a very strong 4th with Schulz rounding out the top five.   
  
A last lap spin by Jim Sweers took out Knab as well dropping him out of the top five.  
  
Heat race winners were Styres, Riegling and Dick Mahoney. Knab captured the Fan-Dash for Cash with fan Janet Manns, sharing the honors.  
  
Results: 24-car field  
  
Signet Tool Heat  
1. #0 – Glenn Styres, Ohsweken, ON; 2. #25 – Warren Mahoney, Lefroy, ON#25 – Warren Mahoney, Lefroy, ON; 3. #17 – Gary Evans, Thorndale, ON; 4. #77 – Les MacMillan, Belmont, ON; 5. #17m – Charlie McCann, London, ON; 6. #10 – Bob Crawford, Sutton, ON; 7. #20 – Jeff Daniels, Chatham, ON; dns. #27h – Tom Huppunen, Fenwick, ON  
  
Leaf Racewear Heat  
1. #1a – John Riegling, Chatham, ON; 2. #12c – Fred Cade, Niagara Falls, ON; 3. #22 – Jim Porter, Grand Island, NY; 4. #30 – Adam West, Ridgetown, ON; 5. #26 – John Watson, St. Thomas, ON; 6. #75 – Jim Sweers, Westover, ON; 7. #93 – Daryl Turford, Mitchell, ON; dns. #33 – Jamie Collard, Princeton, ON  
  
Wiseco Heat  
1. #79 – Dick Mahoney, Newmarket, ON; 2. #38 – Brad Knab, Delevan, NY; 3. #71 – Craig Downie, Burlington, ON; 4. #31 – Curt Sherwood, Sanborn, NY; 5. #69 – Garry Evans, London, ON; 6. #32 – Mark Schulz, Newfane, NY; 7. #12 – Willy Northcott, London, ON; 8. #8 – Brian Lee, Kitchener, ON  
  
Kenetic Dash   
1. #38 – Brad Knab; 2. #0 – Glenn Styres; 3. #79 – Dick Mahoney; 4. #1a – John Riegling; 5. #12c – Fred Cade; 6. #25 – Warren Mahoney  
  
Pennzoil Feature  
1. #0 – Glenn Styres; 2. #30 – Adam West; 3. #12c – Fred Cade; 4. #79 – Dick Mahoney; 5. #32 – Mark Schulz; 6. #22 – Jim Porter; 7. #71 – Craig Downie; 8. #69 – Garry Evans; 9. #38 – Brad Knab; 10. #31 – Curt Sherwood; 11. #33 – Jamie Collard; 12. #26 – John Watson; 13. #10 – Bob Crawford; 14. #17 – Gary Evans; 15. #12 – Willy Northcott; 16. #27h – Tom Huppunen; 17. #17m – Charlie McCann; 18. #20 – Jeff Daniels; 19. #77 – Les MacMillan; 20. #75 – Jim Sweers; 21. #8 – Brian Lee; 22. #1a – John Riegling; 23. #93 – Daryl Turford ; 24. #25 – Warren Mahoney  
  
Leaf Racewear Award – Garry Evans  
  
pos car # SPORTSMAN FEATURE
1st 77 BILL WILLARD
2nd 56 dERECK LEMYRE
3rd 20 JAY MALLORY
4th 108 BILL BLEICH
5th 1 MIKE kRUCHKA
6th 44 LEE MALLORY
7th 11M MARK DIXON
8th 37 FRANCISCO PERERIA
9th 99C NICK CUPOLO
10th 28 JAY BAIN
11th 15 MARTIN POHILL
12th 4J ANDY IMBEAULT
13th 7 STEVE RUDDY
14TH 11Z DARREN ZUMPE
15TH 21 JOHN BURBRIDGE
16TH 7A ALLAN BLANCHARD DNS
  
pos car # STREET STOCK FEATURE
1st 24A AJ LEWIS
2nd 50 JEFF BURKE
3rd 48H BILL HOGUE
4th 1J JASON FONTAINE
5th 98 BRAD BACHER
6th 18 AMANDA STONER
7th 2D DARYL RANDALL
8th 45T SEAN HILL
9th 40 TERRY OSMOND
10TH 38 TERRY MARTIN
11TH 11 MICHELLE PARR
  
pos Car # MINI STOCK FEATURE
1st 79 THE MILLER’S
2nd 2 LEE WINGER
3rd 265 MIKE EVERS
4th 9 GLEN LEINEN
5th 86 RICK EMBERSON
6th 222 DAVE MAGRIN
7th 69E DAN ERSKINE
8th 27 DAN STEWART
9th 5 DAVID GOODACRE
10th 18 TEAM #18
11th 89 SAM MILLER
12th 25 ROY RINNE
13th 148 JIM PORTER
14th 55 ROB SLATER
15th 81 RYAN DINNING
16th 191 GORD BATES
17th 31 GARNET WILSON
18th 10 KEVIN MAGRIN
19th 0 JEFF LEEGSTRA
20th 5 MIKE ROBINSON
21st 11 MIKE GIBERSON
22nd 28 ABEL CASTELEIN
23rd 14 HALLETT / GOWAN
24th 39 JIM COCHRANE 100% DQ
  
DNS 48 CRAIG ERSKINE

2005 Results

RESULTS: June 3, 2005

RACE RESULTS FROM:  JUNE 3RD, 2005  
  
SPECIAL EVENT: OUTLAW THUNDER CARS   
  
pos car # SPORTSMAN FEATURE
1st 20 JAY MALLORY
2nd 77 BILL WILLARD
3rd 15 MARTIN POHILL
4th 56 Dereck Lemyre
5th 37 FRANCISCO PEREIRA
6th 7 STEVE RUDDY
7th 11Z DARREN ZUMPE
8th 99 NICK CUPOLO
9th 11M MARK DIXON
10th 44 LEE MALLORY
11th 4J ANDY INBEAULT
12th 28 JAY BAIN
13th 1 MIKEY KRUCHKA
  
pos car # STREET STOCK FEATURE
1st 24A AJ LEWIS
2nd 98 BRAD BACHER
3rd 17 ROBERT DISHER
4th 1J JASON FONTAINE
5th 18 AMANDA STONER
6th 2D DARYL RANDALL
7th 50 JEFF BURKE
8th 11 MICHELLE PARR
9th 40 TERRY OSMOND
  
pos Car # MINI STOCK FEATURE
1st 18 DAN DEPAGTER
2nd 14 MARC HALLETT
3rd 64 DOUG ERSKINE
4th 6 TREVOR GOULDING
5th 69 DAN ERSKINE
6th 16 ROB GOULDING
7th 7 ABEL CASTELEIN
8th MT50 SHARI TURNER
9th 11 MIKE GIBERSON
10th 48 CRAIG ERSKINE
11th 67 LARRY ERSKINE
12th 2 LEE WINGER
13th 81 JOHN WHITE
14th 148 KEVIN MT.PLEASANT
15th 5 MIKE ROBINSON
16th 5 DAVID GOODACRE JR.
17th 0 JEFF LEEGSTRA
18th 89 SAM MILLER
19th 1 CHRIS RHYNOLD
20th 27 DAN STEWART
21st 55 ROB SLATER
22nd 86 RICK EMBERSON
23rd 9 GLEN LEINEN
24th 79 STEVE MILLER
  
pos Car # MINI STOCK CONSI

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