2008 Results, CSCN, News

WAYNE JOHNSON CLAIMS $8,000 VICTORY IN 4TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 27, 2008) – Wayne Johnson had never turned a lap at Ohsweken Speedway before Friday night, but that inexperience didn’t slow down the Oklahoma native one bit on Saturday night. Driving a Styres Racing sprinter, Johnson passed race-long leader Dustin Daggett for the lead with 6 laps to go in the 30 lap Feature and held on through a late race caution period to claim the $8,000 victory.

Friday night twin feature winners Dustin Daggett and Jason Barney started on the front row in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 30 lap A-Feature, which saw Daggett take the lead and start to pull away when the green flag dropped. Behind them, Wayne Johnson quickly moved up from his 6th starting spot to 3rd by the time the first lap was completed. Daggett was on a mission early on, and ran the fastest lap of the entire evening on lap 2 at 13.497 seconds, more than 1 tenth faster than Chuck Hebing’s fastest lap in time trials. As the 3rd lap was completed, Daggett was already approaching lapped traffic and began to slice his way through the field with Barney, Johnson, Gregg Dalman, and Brad Malloy in tow.

Deeper in the pack, 25th starter Dale Blaney was carving a path to the front, and had advanced to 15th when the first caution flag flew for Barney on lap 8. Barney spun in turn 3 while running 2nd, causing Brad Malloy to spin to a stop to avoid hitting Barney’s #87. Barney, who came into the event riding a streak of 2 consecutive runner-up finishes in the Nationals, was forced to restart at the back of the pack along with Malloy. Malloy, a first-time feature winner earlier in the season at Ohsweken, had made a spectacular charge through the field in his heat race to earn a top-6 starting spot in the feature, and was battling in the top 7 at the time of the incident.

With the green flag back out, Daggett now had the veteran Johnson on his tail, but the young driver from Michigan was still very fast and again quickly began to negotiate through the lapped traffic, while Johnson survived some close calls with lapped cars to keep Daggett’s Mott Motorsports #2m in his sights. An extended green flag period ensued, with Daggett and Johnson continuing out front while Bryan Howland had moved up to 3rd after starting 7th, Dalman continued to hold down 4th, and defending Nationals champion Steve Poirier was into the top 5. Poirier’s bid to win 3 Nationals titles in a row stalled in 5th however, and the Quebec driver began to feel the pressure of fast qualifier Chuck Hebing, and Dale Blaney who was now in the top 7 and looking for more. Hebing and Blaney continued their charge into the top 5, passing both Poirier and then Dalman just after the race had reached the 2/3’s mark.

Back up front, Daggett began to have trouble with lapped traffic, allowing Johnson to move in behind the Daggett machine and start putting the pressure on. During the 25th circuit, Johnson made his move for the lead and took charge for good coming out of turn 4 after a brief battle with Daggett. Johnson quickly began to open a gap as Daggett’s car was not handling as it had earlier in the race, while behind them Howland was trying valiantly to make up ground, and Blaney got around Hebing and into 4th during the 27th lap.

Johnson appeared to have the race in the bag when disaster nearly struck for the 2008 Knoxville 360 Nationals winner as Jason Barney spun again in turn 3 after Johnson had taken the white flag. Quick thinking by Johnson allowed him to narrowly avoid contact with the Barney machine and hold the lead, but the gap he had opened up was gone, and 1 more lap was still to be completed. With the green and white flags waving together, Johnson took off and drove a flawless final lap, finishing 8 tenths of a second ahead of Daggett, while Howland, Blaney, and Hebing rounded out the top 5. Dalman held on for a fine 6th place effort, followed by Poirier, Kevin Job, Mike Stelter, and Doug Emery in 10th. Daggett’s 2nd place was his 3rd top-5 finish out of the 4 Canadian Nationals, while Howland and Job recorded top-10 finishes for the 2nd year in a row, along with Mike Stelter who took home 9th place for the 2nd consecutive year.

61 cars in total signed in for competition on Saturday night, as 8 drivers were on hand who did not compete on Friday night. Only 2 cars did not return as Brett Mann’s #79 SOD Championship machine suffered engine problems on Friday, and Jared Fink’s weekend was cut short on Friday after a hard flip damaged his car beyond repair. A number of favourites expected to be in contention come feature time on Saturday suffered setbacks early in the evening, including Daggett and Poirier, who were able to overcome their issues to have strong runs. Daggett backed his machine into the wall in turn 4, damaging the rear end assembly and suspension components, but quick work by the former SOD champ and his crew got the #2m out at the end of time trials for 1 lap on the clocks. Poirier, meanwhile, had to quickly shut down his #28fm at the end of his 2 time trial laps after a problem with his rear end gears, but his crew too was able to work quickly and get him out for his heat race. Justin Barger, Jared Zimbardi, and Scott Kreutter, among others, were not so lucky with various ailments and did not make the feature.

Chuck Hebing bested the 61-car field in time trials with a lap of 13.613 seconds to take home the Kear’s Speed Shop Top Qualifier Award, while Glenn Styres was 2nd in time trials with a lap of 13.704 seconds and claimed the Bicknell Racing Products Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award. 6 qualifying heat races were run, with the winners inverted into the top 6 starting spots in the feature using their qualifying times. Dustin Daggett, Jason Barney, Wayne Johnson, Gregg Dalman, Brad Malloy, and Dain Naida took the heat race victories, with Johnson and Naida the only drivers able to come from the 6th starting spot in their heat races to win and take an inversion spot. 3 B-Mains were run, with Bobby Breen, Bubba Broderick, and Alain Bergeron claiming those victories. Rick Wilson took home the win in the inaugural Riverside Bar and Grill Non-Qualifiers Second Chance “Little Feature”, earning him the 28th and final starting position in the A-Main. Wilson was driving a car he had purchased on Friday evening after destroying his primary car in a crash with Jared Fink on Friday night, and the Wilson team worked hard to get Rick back out on the track on Saturday night. None of the affiliate sanctions required provisional starting spots on Saturday night, which paved the way for the 3 fastest qualifiers in time trials to take starting positions 25-27 in the A-Feature. This allowed Dale Blaney, Blake Breen, and Mikey Kruchka to start in those positions in the 28 car starting field, the largest in the 4 year history of the Nationals.

Jason Barney’s #87 claimed Corr/Pak Merchandising Best Appearing Car honours, and Dale Blaney was the KSE Racing Products A-Feature Hard Charger by virtue of his drive from 25th on the grid to finish 4th. Drivers from 3 Canadian provinces and 5 U.S. States took part in the event, including Gord Kynoch of Spruce Grove, Alberta, who represented that province in the Nationals for the first time, while Wayne Johnson was the first ever entrant in the Nationals from Oklahoma.

The red flag was needed 3 times on Saturday night, as Chris Muhleisen flipped very hard in turn 1 during the 2nd B-Main, while at the same time John Burbridge, Jr. got upside down in turn 3, but both drivers fortunately emerged unscathed from their badly mangled machines. Tom Huppunen also flipped in Heat Race #4 and Rob Pietz did a rollover in the Little Feature.

Plans are already in the works for the 5th anniversary edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals in 2009, and those dates will be released shortly. Event coordinator Ken Pelkie announced in the drivers meeting on Saturday night that the 2009 Nationals will once again feature a purse increase, as next year’s feature is slated to pay $9,000 to the winner and $650 to start the feature

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
EVENT SPONSOR – ARROW EXPRESS

4TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRESENTED BY ARROW EXPRESS

TIME TRIALS (top 36 inverted for Heat Race starting positions)
Position. # Name (Hometown) Best Lap
1. 45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, NY) 13.613
2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken) 13.704
3. 94j Wayne Johnson (Mustang, OK) 13.711
4. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC) 13.823
5. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC) 13.845
6. 6n Dain Naida (Belleville, MI) 13.987
7. 51h Bryan Howland (Auburn, NY) 14.049
8. 25p Michael Parent (Granby, QC) 14.049
9. 6b Dale Blaney (Hartford, OH) 14.065
10. 27h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick) 14.065
11. 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls) 14.073
12. 9b Bobby Breen (Savannah, NY) 14.075
13. 8 Blake Breen (Savannah, NY) 14.113
14. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY) 14.129
15. 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria) 14.154
16. 49t Gregg Dalman (Grand Ledge, MI) 14.158
17. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton) 14.164
18. 151kb Brian McDonald (Cornwall) 14.186
19. 47x Louie Carufel (Port Huron, MI) 14.194
20. 87 Jason Barney (Constantia, NY) 14.199
21. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville) 14.205
22. 33 Doug Emery (Nedrow, NY) 14.239
23. 23 Ben Rutan (Jerome, MI) 14.256
24. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton) 14.256
25. 2m Dustin Daggett (Portland, MI) 14.281
26. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville) 14.294
27. 36 Mike Stelter (Ontario, NY) 14.306
28. 01w Kyle Wilson (Joyceville) 14.320
29. 1a John Riegling (Chatham) 14.331
30. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford) 14.341
31. 52 Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY) 14.350
32. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY) 14.400
33. 00 Ryan Grubaugh (St. Johns, MI) 14.425
34. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (Simcoe) 14.428
35. 7x Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY) 14.431
36. 7m Justin Martin (St. Thomas) 14.437
37. 32 Justin Barger (Montrose, NY) 14.463
38. 7 Jim Price (Wainfleet) 14.474
39. 10m Chris Muhleisen (Arkport, NY) 14.488
40. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie) 14.491
41. 69 Rob Pietz (Port Colborne) 14.593
42. 10 Bob Crawford (Sutton) 14.604
43. 25 Warren Mahoney (Lefroy) 14.647
44. 4 Bubby Kerrick (Stanley, NY) 14.659
45. 50 Normand Beaudreault (Saint-Ours, QC) 14.677
46. 5b Bubba Broderick (Brookfield, CT) 14.714
47. 38 Brad Knab (Delevan, NY) 14.752
48. 90 James Evans (Beamsville) 14.836
49. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne) 14.852
50. f37 Jamie Collard (Princeton) 14.852
51. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown) 14.925
52. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY) 14.990
53. 19jr Rob Ledingham (Port Colborne) 14.998
54. 71 Craig Downie (Burlington) 15.001
55. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY) 15.104
56. 83w James Whittaker (Lynden) 15.148
57. 79 Dick Mahoney (Newmarket) 15.313
58. 9jr Tim Zack (Dain City) 15.435
59. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville) 15.436
60. 15k Gord Kynoch (Spruce Grove, ALTA) 15.544
61. 31t Andy Teunessen (Hastings, MI) 17.840

HEAT RACES
(Top 3 Transfer to Feature, Winners enter inversion for first 6 feature starting spots)

WISECO PISTON Heat Race #1
1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 51h Bryan Howland, 3. 45 Chuck Hebing, 4. 8 Bobby Breen, 5. 47x Louie Carufel, 6. 52 Scott Kreutter, 7. 5d Dave Dykstra, 8. 32 Justin Barger, 9. 25 Warren Mahoney, 10. 22 Jim Porter, 11. 31t Andy Teunessen

BS&B RADIATOR Heat Race #2
1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 21x Kevin Job, 3. 0 Glenn Styres, 4. 25p Michael Parent, 5. 1z Jessica Zemken, 6. 7 Jim Price, 7. f37 Jamie Collard, 8. 4 Bubby Kerrick, 9. 83w James Whittaker, 10. 35 Jared Zimbardi

ZEMCO SPEED EQUIPMENT Heat Race #3
1. 94j Wayne Johnson, 2. 36 Mike Stelter, 3. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 4. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 5. 42w Rick Wilson, 6. 6b Dale Blaney, 7. 10m Chris Muhlheisen, 8. 50 Normand Beaudreault, 9. 30 Adam West, 10. 79 Dick Mahoney

MANTON PUSHRODS Heat Race #4
1. 49t Gregg Dalman, 2. 28fm Steve Poirier, 3. 33 Doug Emery, 4. 5b Bubba Broderick, 5. 94 Stan Zanchin, 6. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. 7. 81 Derek Jonathan, 8. 9jr Tim Zack, 9. 01w Kyle Wilson, 10. 27h Tom Huppunen

KSE RACING PRODUCTS Heat Race #5
1. 5m Brad Malloy, 2. 23 Ben Rutan, 3. 1a John Riegling, 4. 69 Rob Pietz, 5. 8b Alain Bergeron, 6. 7x Kyle Moffit, 7. 01 Mikey Kruchka, 8. 38 Brad Knab, 9. 19jr Rob Ledingham, 10. 15aw April Wilson

DIVERSIFIED MACHINE Heat Race #6
1. 6n Dain Naida, 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger, 3. 7m Justin Martin, 4. 151kb Brian McDonald, 5. 10 Bob Crawford, 6. 5 Keith Dempster, 7. 9b Bobby Breen, 8. 90 James Evans, 9. 15k Gord Kynoch, 10. 71 Craig Downie

B-MAINS (top 2 transfer to Feature)

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL B-MAIN #1
1. 8 Bobby Breen, 2. 25p Michael Parent, 3. 5d Dave Dykstra, 4. 47x Louie Carufel, 5. 25 Warren Mahoney, 6. 7 Jim Price, 7. 4 Bubby Kerrick, 8. 52 Scott Kreutter, DNS: 1z Jessica Zemken, f37 Jamie Collard, 32 Justin Barger, 83w James Whittaker, 22 Jim Porter, 35 Jared Zimbardi, 31t Andy Teunessen

AWESOME RACEWEAR B-MAIN #2
1. 5b Bubba Broderick, 2. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 3. 42w Rick Wilson, 4. 6b Dale Blaney, 5. 81 Derek Jonathan, 6. 30 Adam West, 7. 9jr Tim Zack, 8. 50 Normand Beaudreault, 9. 79 Dick Mahoney, 10. 94 Stan Zanchin, 11. 10m Chris Muhleisen, 12. 31 John Burbridge, Jr., DNS: 01w Kyle Wilson, 27h Tom Huppunen

OUTHOUSE IMAGING AND DESIGN B-MAIN #3
1. 8b Alain Bergeron, 2. 151kb Brian McDonald, 3. 69 Rob Pietz, 4. 9b Bobby Breen, 5. 5 Keith Dempster, 6. 01 Mikey Kruchka, 7. 90 James Evans, 8. 15k Gord Kynoch, 9. 38 Brad Knab, 10. 42w Rick Wilson, 11. 10 Bob Crawford, 12. 7x Kyle Moffit, 13. 19jr Rob Ledingham
DNS: 71 Craig Downie

FIRST ANNUAL RIVERSIDE BAR AND GRILL NON-QUALIFIERS 2ND CHANCE “LITTLE FEATURE”:
(Non-Qualified Drivers who completed a B-Main – Winner transfers to 28th starting spot in A-Feature)
1. 42w Rick Wilson, 2. 5 Keith Dempster, 3. 25 Warren Mahoney, 4. 4 Bubby Kerrick, 5. 7 Jim Price, 6. 47x Louie Carufel, 7. 50 Normand Beaudreault, 8. 15k Gord Kynoch, 9. 30 Adam West, 10. 90 James Evans, 11. 81 Derek Jonathan, 12. 15aw April Wilson, 13. 38 Brad Knab, 14. 69 Rob Pietz, 15. 5d Dave Dykstra, 16. 9jr Tim Zack

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS A-FEATURE (30 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 94j Wayne Johnson (6)
2. 2m Dustin Daggett (1)
3. 51h Bryan Howland (7)
4. 6b Dale Blaney (25)
5. 45 Chuck Hebing (13)
6. 49t Gregg Dalman (3)
7. 28fm Steve Poirier (10)
8. 21x Kevin Job (8)
9. 36 Mike Stelter (9)
10. 33 Doug Emery (16)
11. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (12)
12. 6n Dain Naida (5)
13. 23 Ben Rutan (11)
14. 7m Justin Martin (18)
15. 42w Rick Wilson (28)
16. 151kb Brian McDonald (24)
17. 5m Brad Malloy (4)
18. 51 Lee Ladouceur (23)
19. 8 Blake Breen (26)
20. 5b Bubba Broderick (20)
21. 87 Jason Barney (2)
22. 00 Ryan Grubaugh (15)
23. 8b Alain Bergeron (21)
24. 0 Glenn Styres (14)
25. 25p Michael Parent (22)
26. 01 Mikey Kruchka (27)
27. 1a John Riegling (17)
28. 9b Bobby Breen

Lap Leaders: Daggett (1-24), Johnson (25-30)
Caution Flags: 2 (lap 8, lap 30)

AWARDS:
Corr/Pak Merchandising Best Appearing Car Award – #87 Jason Barney
KSE Racing Products A-Main Hard Charger Award – #6b Dale Blaney (passed 21 cars)
Kear’s Speed Shop Top Qualifier Award ($500) – #45 Chuck Hebing (13.613 seconds – 99.039 MPH, 159.387 KPH)
Bicknell Racing Products Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award ($500) – #0 Glenn Styres (13.704 seconds – 98.511 MPH, 158.538 KPH)

A-Main Contingency Sponsors:
Simpson Racing, Comp Cams, Grisdale Racing Products, Winters Racing Products, Seals-It, Hoosier Tire, Manton Pushrods, HRP Wings, Motorstate Distributing, Kinser Air Filters, Diversified Machine, Rocket Headers, Saldana Racing Products, Quaker State, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, ICS Racer’s Tape, Corr/Pak Merchandising

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
OPENING DAY MAY 2009

2008 Results, CSCN, News

BARNEY AND DAGGETT WIN FEATURES AT OHSWEKEN ON “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS”

by Tommy Goudge (Septemer 26, 2008) – With the co-operation of the weather man and a full pit area, the Night Before the Nationals presented by Village Pizza, Sit-n-Bull Construction, and Village Cafe at Ohsweken Speedway got underway on Friday night, and when all was said and done Jason Barney and Dustin Daggett had guaranteed themselves a starting spot in Saturday night’s $8,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature by winning twin 15 lap features. The Village Pizza Ohsweken Shootout and Dave McLeod Memorial Mr. Sprint Car Challenge were also part of the festivities on Friday night, and defending Nationals champion Steve Poirier swept those two events in dominating fashion. The ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Friday Night Fun Stocks also competed on Friday night in their Season Championship events, and 3 drivers took home their first feature wins of the season at Ohsweken, as Kevin Hilborn, Rob Knapp, and Mike Taylor visited Engine Pro Racing victory lane.

The Sprint Car portion of the program began with the 4th annual Village Pizza Ohsweken Shootout, featuring the top finishers from each affiliate sanction’s event at Ohsweken held in 2008, and top points finishers from the National Racing Alliance and Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division. Defending Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Steve Poirier drew the pole for the event, and was not seriously challenged in the 10-lap affair, taking the win in convicing fashion. Glenn Styres, Keith Dempster, Jared, Zimbardi, and Dustin Daggett rounded out the top 5. Poirier also claimed victory in the 2nd annual Dave McLeod Memorial Mr. Sprint Car Challenge, which again featured a unique tournament-style 1-on-1 match racing format. In the final round, Poirier defeated Dain Naida to claim the $1,000 prize and the title of Mr. Sprint Car for 2008.

A total of 55 sprint car drivers signed in for competition on Friday night and drew for starting positions in the 6 heat races, which were run nearly without incident until the 6th and final heat race when Rick Wilson and Jared Fink got together on the front straight, sending both flipping wildly into the entrance of turn 1. Both drivers climbed from their seriously damaged machines unhurt, but neither car will be in competition on Saturday night. Wilson however set to work preparing a backup and is expected to be in competition when Saturday night’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals get underway.

The top 5 finishers from each heat race qualified for the twin-15 lap features, with the rest of the field left to wait for Saturday night, while the top 2 finishers from each heat redrew for starting feature positions, putting Jim Price and Jared Zimbardi on the front row of the Village Cafe feature, while Dustin Daggett and Rob Ledingham assumed the top spots for the Sit-n-Bull feature. Jason Barney quickly made his way forward in the Village Cafe feature and opened up a large lead with Kevin Job giving chase, but Poirier again made his presence known, however Barney, who has finished 2nd to Poirier in each of the last 2 Nationals features, was not to be denied in this one, and took the feature win, followed by Poirier, Job, Bobby Breen, and Brian McDonald.

Dustin Daggett and Rob Ledingham drew the lucky pills to start on the front row of the Sit-n-Bull feature, and from the drop of the green, Daggett was on a mission to be the fastest car on the track. Star driver Wayne Johnson driving the backup Styres machine started 4th and quickly made his way to 2nd, but could not make up any ground on Daggett, who drove a flawless race to come home with the feature win and a guaranteed starting spot in Saturday’s A-Main along with Barney. Plenty of action kept things entertaining behind Daggett as Chuck Hebing moved into the top 5 from his starting spot outside row 4, while Bryan Howland did the same after starting 11th. Hebing would eventually catch and pass Dale Blaney for the 3rd spot, following runner-up Johnson home, while Blaney settled for 4th, matching his finish from his other Friday night appearance at Ohsweken in 2006, and Howland rounded out the top 5.

The ESSO Thunder Stocks season championship feature got underway with Shane Pierce and Ron Kingsbury on the front row, and those two drivers spent much of the extended 20-lap feature swapping the lead back and forth, but behind them Rob Knapp was charging to the front after starting dead last, and Billy Bleich, Sr. was also making his presence felt. Knapp, driving his brother Kevin’s car for the evening, suffered a flat in his heat race and made heavy contact with the back stretch wall, but it appeared nothing was going to stop the St. Catharines driver on this night. After charging from the back row, Knapp was able to take advantage of the battle between Pierce and Kingsbury and made his way by the 2 visiting drivers to claim the victory, while Bleich also got by to finish 2nd, followed by Pierce, Kingsbury, and Kevin Knapp driving the #777 which Cody McPherson drove to the 2008 Thunder Stock points title at Ohsweken.

The ESSO Mini Stocks also ran their season championship feature on Friday night, with Kelly Hallett and Chris Teal making up the front row. Hallett was out front early, but began to fade, while Kevin Hilborn was the man on the move in his orange #72. Hilborn made his way to the front and then held off the persistent challenges of Brent Hill to claim the victory, his first ever. Hill settled for 2nd, followed by Mike Evers, Chase Hess, and Rick Emberson rounding out the top 5.

The Friday Night Fun Stocks tried something a little bit different on Friday night, running 10 laps counter-clockwise the conventional way around the infield oval, and then switching to run 10 laps clockwise. The top 3 drivers of Mike Taylor, Lee Hils, and Karl Sault were all racing hard for the win in both directions, but in the end Taylor was able to hold off the two drivers who have dominated the Fun Stock division this year to claim his first ever feature win in the division. Hils and Sault settled for 2nd and 3rd, followed by Chris Hils and Mark Czuba.

Saturday, September 27 is the date for the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, with an $8,000 cheque on the line for the 30-lap Feature winner, while $600 is guaranteed for every driver who qualifies for the 28-car field. Featuring 70 or more of the best 360 sprint car teams and drivers from Ontario, Quebec, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and beyond, the Nationals have quickly grown into a must-see event for Canadian race fans and Sprint Car fans everywhere. Another great field is expected on September 27, featuring the best drivers from the 5 affiliate sanctioning bodies on board for this year’s Nationals, including the Southern Ontario Sprints, National Racing Alliance, Empire Super Sprints, ASCS Sprints on Dirt, and ASCS Patriots, as well as Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division competitors, and potential surprise visitors from all over North America and beyond!

Reserved seats for Saturday night are available at a cost of $35 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under, while general admission seating will be available on race day at a cost of $20 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Pit gates will open at 8:00a.m. on Saturday, September 27, while spectator gates will open at 1:00p.m., hot laps are slated for 5:00p.m. followed by time trials, and racing will get underway at 7:00p.m. Fans who purchased reserved seats for the Nationals before the event was rained out may use those tickets on September 26 and 27. Plenty of free camping is available on the Speedway grounds! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for additional information about ticket sales, scheduling, directions to the speedway, and much more! For fans who cannot attend the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, a live audio webcast will be broadcast on www.HighSpeedRadio.com featuring Ohsweken track announcers Greg Calnan, Clinton Geoffrey, and Tommy Goudge along with webcast host and ASCS Patriot region announcer Rich Vleck. Visit www.HighSpeedRadio.com to listen in!

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
EVENT SPONSORS – VILLAGE PIZZA, SIT-N-BULL CONSTRUCTION, & VILLAGE CAFE

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

VILLAGE PIZZA OHSWEKEN SHOOTOUT (10 laps)
1. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloiel, QC), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 4. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 5. 2m Dustin Daggett (Portland, MI), 6. 79x Brett Mann (Goshen, IN), 7. 6b Dale Blaney (Hartford, OH), 8. 52 Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY), 9. 25p Michael Parent (Granby, QC), 10. 51h Bryan Howland (Auburn, NY), 11. 25 Warren Mahoney (Lefroy), 12. 6n Dain Naida (Belleville, MI)

HEAT RACES (Top 2 Redraw for Feature Starting Spots, Top 5 Transfer to Features)
Heat Race #1
1. 87 Jason Barney (Constantia, NY), 2. 9b Bobby Breen (Savannah, NY), 3. 23 Ben Rutan (Jerome, MI), 4. 151kb Brian McDonald (Cornwall), 5. 81 Derek Jonathon (Lewiston, NY), 6. 9jr Tim Zack (Dain City), 7. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 8. 36 Mike Stelter (Ontario, NY), 9. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY)

Heat Race #2
1. 7 Jim Price (Wainfleet), 2. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 3. 5b Bubba Broderick (Brookfield, CT), 4. 69 Rob Pietz (Gasline), 5. 71 Craig Downie (Burlington), 6. 7m Justin Martin (St. Thomas), 7. 31t Andy Teunessen (Hastings, MI), 8. 79 Dick Mahoney (Newmarket), 9. 47x Louie Carufel (Port Huron, MI)

Heat Race #3
1. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloiel, QC), 2. 5d Dave Dyksta (Port Colborne), 3. 1a John Riegling (Chatham), 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford), 5. 52 Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY), 6. 6n Dain Naida (Belleville, MI), 7. 8b Alain Bergeron (St. Pie, QC), 8. 7x Kyle Moffitt (South Dayton, NY), 9. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (Simcoe)

Heat Race #4
1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 19jr Rob Ledingham (Port Colborne), 3. 25p Michael Parent (Granby, QC), 4. 8 Blake Breen (Savannah, NY), 5. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY), 6. f37 Jamie Collard (Burford), 7. 50 Normand Beaudreault (St. Ours, QC), 8. 94 Stan Zanchin (Ford Erie), 9. 10 Bob Crawford (Sutton)

Heat Race #5
1. 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls), 2. 6b Dale Blaney (Hartford, OH), 3. 45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, NY), 4. 51h Bryan Howland (Auburn, NY), 5. 83w James Whittaker (Lynden), 6. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 7. 25 Warren Mahoney (Lefroy), 8. 01w Kyle Wilson (Joyceville), 9. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville)

Heat Race #6
1. 94j Wayne Johnson (Mustang, OK), 2. 2m Dustin Daggett (Portland, MI), 3. 27h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 4. 38 Brad Knab (Delevan, NY), 5. 15k Gord Kynoch (Spruce Grove, ALTA), 6. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 7. 79x Brett Mann (Goshen, IN), 8. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 9. 21f Jared Fink (Germantown, NY), 10. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville)

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL MR. SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE (1 on 1 Match Races):
FIRST ROUND (2 laps each):

A – 25p Michael Parent def. 94j Wayne Johnson
C – 51h Bryan Howland def. 77x Ryan Hunsinger
E – 28fm Steve Poirier def. 35 Jared Zimbardi
G – 47x Louie Carufel def. 0 Glenn Styres
B – 8b Alain Bergeron def. 5 Keith Dempster
D – 6n Dain Naida def. 25 Warren Mahoney
F – 23 Ben Rutan def. 52 Scott Kreutter
H – 21x Kevin Job def. 15k Gord Kynoch

QUARTER FINALS (2 laps each):
I – 25p Michael Parent def. 51h Bryan Howland
K – 28fm Steve Poirier def. 47x Louie Carufel
J – 6n Dain Naida def. 8b Alain Bergeron
L – 21x Kevin Job def. 23 Ben Rutan

SEMI-FINALS (2 laps each):
M – 28fm Steve Poirier def. 25p Michael Parent
N – 6n Dain Naida def. 21x Kevin Job

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL MR. SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE FINAL (3 laps):
28fm Steve Poirier def. 6n Dain Naida

VILLAGE CAFE FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 87 Jason Barney (2)
2. 28fm Steve Poirier (3)
3. 21x Kevin Job (4)
4. 9b Bobby Breen (5)
5. 151kb Brian McDonald (10)
6. 5b Bubba Broderick (8)
7. 23 Ben Rutan (7)
8. 52 Scott Kreutter (15)
9. 69 Rob Pietz (11)
10. 5d Dave Dykstra (6)
11. 7 Jim Price (1)
12. 71 Craig Downie (14)
13. 1a John Riegling (9)
14. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (12)
15. 81 Derek Jonathon (13)

SIT-N-BULL FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2m Dustin Daggett (1)
2. 94j Wayne Johnson (4)
3. 45 Chuck Hebing (8)
4. 6b Dale Blaney (3)
5. 51h Bryan Howland (11)
6. 25p Michael Parent (7)
7. 27h Tom Huppunen (9)
8. 19jr Rob Ledingham (2)
9. 0 Glenn Styres (6)
10. 22 Jim Porter (13)
11. 38 Brad Knab (12)
12. 15k Gord Kynoch (15)
13. 8 Blake Breen (10)
14. 5m Brad Malloy (5)
15. 83w James Whittaker (14)

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:

Heat Race #1
1. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 3. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley), 4. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 5. 113 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 6. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 7. 05 David Goodacre (Brantford), 8. 02 Mike Miller (unknown), 9. 88 Kelly Hallett (Wilsonville)

Heat Race #2
1. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 3. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 4. 397 Brent Hill (Ohsweken), 5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 6. 222 John Marsh (Hamilton), 7. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 8. 777x Chris Teal (Ohsweken)

ESSO MINI-STOCKS SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 72 Kevin Hilborn (14)
2. 397 Brent Hill (10)
3. 265 Mike Evers (15)
4. 7x Chase Hess (17)
5. 86 Rick Emberson (12)
6. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (8)
7. 55 Rob Slater (7)
8. 777x Chris Teal (2)
9. 27 Dan Stewart (4)
10. 11 Mike Giberson (11)
11. 222 John Marsh (6)
12. 88 Kelly Hallett (1) DNF
13. 05 David Goodacre (5) DNF
14. 02 Mike Miller (3) DNF
15. 37 Rob Hoskins (13) DNF
16. 28 Abel Castelein (16) DNF
17. 113 Mark Thorne (9) DQ

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:

Heat Race #1
1. 88 Shane Pierce (Wainfleet), 2. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 3. 08 Kirk Wilson (Port Robinson), 4. o44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 5. 9 Glen Leinen (Hannon), 6. 31jr Michael Bosse (St. Catharines), 7. x3 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 8. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 9. 57 Murray Nicholls (Hamilton)

Heat Race #2
1. 18k Ron Kingsbury (), 2. 3m Billy Bleich, Sr. (Port Robinson), 3. 777 Kevin Knapp (St. Catharines), 4. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 5. 18 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 6. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 7. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton), 8. 11 Mike Azzopardi (unknown), 9. 00 Robbie Johnson (unknown)

Heat Race #3
1. 0x Bernard Neiburg (Caistor Centre), 2. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 3. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 4. 18a Amanda Stoner (Hamilton), 5. 13 Mark Saul (Hagersville), 6. 98 Sohgwayandisails Styres (Ohsweken), 7. 62 Brian Pescetti (Stoney Creek), 8. 86c Brian Clark (St. Catharines), 9. 4k Rob Knapp (St. Catharines)

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 4k Rob Knapp (27)
2. 3m Billy Bleich, Sr. (5)
3. 88 Shane Pierce (1)
4. 18k Ron Kingsbury (2)
5. 777 Kevin Knapp (8)
6. o44 Jamie Cox (10)
7. 08 Kirk Wilson (7)
8. 12 Brad Herron (4)
9. 37 Jeremy Bean (9)
10. 18a Amanda Stoner (12)
11. 9 Glen Leinen (13)
12. 40 Terry Osmond (21)
13. 13 Mark Saul (15) DNF
14. 18 Dave Bailey (14) DNF
15. 8 Ryan Dinning (6) DNF
16. x3 Lee Winger (19) DNF
17. 31jr Michael Bosse (16) DNF
18. 57 Murray Nicholls (23) DNF
19. 55 Mike Thorne (11) DNF
20. 17 Rob Disher (17) DNF
21. 62 Brian Pescetti (25) DNF
22. 24k Kyle Magrin (20) DNF
23. 98 Sohgwayandisails Styres (18) DNS
24. 11 Mike Azzopardi (22) DNS
25. 00 Robbie Johnson (24) DNS
26. 86c Brian Clark (26) DNS
27. 0x Bernard Neiburg (3) DQ

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN STOCKS SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP A-FEATURE (10 laps counter-clockwise, 10 laps clockwise)
Position. # Name (Hometown)
1. 72 Mike Taylor (unknown)
2. 181 Lee Hils (Dundas)
3. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas)
4. 818 Chris Hils (Dundas)
5. 801 Mark Czuba (unknown)
6. 397 Brad Hill (unknown)
7. 88 Dale Cooke (unknown)

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
ARROW EXPRESS PRESENTS
THE 4TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
ADULT RESERVED SEATS $35, KIDS AGES 6-12 RESERVED SEATS $5, KIDS 5 AND UNDER FREE
ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION $20, KIDS AGES 6-12 GENERAL ADMISSION $5, KIDS 5 AND UNDER FREE
GATES OPEN @ 1:00 P.M., HOT LAPS AT 5:00 P.M. FOLLOWED BY TIME TRIALS, RACING @ 7:00 P.M.

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