2009 Results, News

BLEICH BLITZES TWIN 15’S AT OHSWEKEN WHILE THE GUNSLINGER GETS FIRST WIN OF ’09

by Tommy Goudge (June 26, 2009) – Billy Bleich, Jr. is now the driver to beat in ESSO Thunder Stock competition at Ohsweken Speedway. After taking his first feature win of the season at Ohsweken last week, Bleich claimed both ends of Twin 15’s night for the Thunder Stocks on Friday night. In the Corr/Pak Sprint Car division, Ryan Hunsinger was the victor for the first time in ’09, while Mitchell Brown continued his winning ways in ESSO Mini Stock action, and Rodney Rutherford claimed a thrilling Bomber feature. Kids Box Car races were a highlight of the night, while things ended with a bang – literally – when the Mini Vans took to the track for a Figure 8 race and Demolition Derby.

When the green flag waved for the start of the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car main event, Keith Dempster and Kevin Job were the front row. The green was short lived, as Wayne Ashton got tangled up and rolled in turn one. After a complete restart, Dempster roared to the lead, with Job giving chase, followed by Hunsinger, and a hard charging group of drivers which included points leader Tom Huppunen, Jamie Collard, Glenn Styres, and Brad Malloy. As the race approached the halfway mark, Hunsinger charged around Job for the second spot and set his sights on Dempster. Dempster held the lead for another lap, but Hunsinger was not to be denied on this night, driving around Dempster during the eleventh circuit.

Lap twelve saw Dave Dykstra and Tom Huppunen tangle in turn one while racing for the fifth spot, resulting in nose wing damage for Huppunen and a flat left rear tire on Dykstra’s machine. With Huppunen entering the night as the points leader, the remaining laps would prove important as he tried to minimize the damage to his lead. The race went green for two laps before Chris Durand’s damaged machine came to rest at the exit of turn four to bring out the yellow flag again. Another short green flag spurt followed, as Kevin Job’s loose nose wing finally came off in turn two, forcing another caution period and relegating Job, who had been fast in spite of the wing issue, to the back of the pack.

The final few laps were nerve-wracking for Hunsinger, whose nose wing also began to come loose. Behind him, the action was frantic between Dempster, Styres, and Collard for the runner-up spot. Collard took over third from Styres on lap eighteen, but Styres returned the favour the next lap. On the last lap while Hunsinger was driving to victory, Styres, Collard, and Dempster went three-wide for the runner-up spot, with Styres getting it at the line, followed by Collard, Dempster, and Brad Malloy. Adam West quietly advanced through the pack from sixteenth to finish sixth, while Huppunen came home seventh without a nose wing, followed by Brad Knab, Dave Dykstra, and Jim Huppunen. Heat races for the twenty-six Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars were claimed by Tom Huppunen, Ryan Hunsinger, and Glenn Styres.

Twin fifteen lap features for the ESSO Thunder Stocks began with Kyle Magrin and Ryan Dinning on the front row of feature number one, but it wasn’t long before Billy Bleich, Jr. had made his way from inside row five to challenge for the lead. Attrition was heavy in the race as nearly half the field retired before its conclusion due to crashes or mechanical problems, but it was smooth sailing for Bleich out front. He went on to claim the win, followed by Jeremy Bean, Brad Bacher in his first action of the season, point leader Shayne Pierce, and Michael Bosse who had started outside row ten.

The second feature began with Amanda Stoner and Brad Herron on the front row, but again Bleich quickly made his way to the front while Lee Winger, Bacher, Bean, and Rob Disher gave chase, while points leader Shayne Pierce tried to make his way to the front, but could advance no higher than seventh. Bleich cruised to victory once again in the second feature, followed by Winger who outdueled Bacher for second, Bean, and Disher rounding out the top five. Heat races for the twenty-two ESSO Thunder Stocks in attendance were won by Ryan Dinning, Billy Bleich, Jr., and Lee Winger.

ESSO Mini Stock feature action began with Mike Giberson and Rick Emberson on the front row, but all eyes were on points leader Mitchell Brown, who quickly made his way forward from seventh on the grid. Emberson, Abel Castelein, and Mike Evers were not about to let the youngster drive away easily, and a good four-car battle ensued at the front of the pack. Brown proved too strong for the competition again on this night, however, and took the feature win, followed by Castelein, Evers, Emberson, and Cam Hill. Heat races for the sixteen ESSO Mini Stocks were claimed by Rick Emberson and Mike Giberson.

In one of the best Bomber features of the season, a three car battle for the lead at the end of the race saw Rodney Rutherford snap Jesse McDonald’s win streak, as Rutherford barely edged out points leader Karl Sault at the finish line for the win. McDonald would settle for third, followed by Mark Czuba and Brad Hill.

A Mini Van figure eight race and demolition derby finished the evening off, with Evan Ritchie claiming the wild race, while Chris Hils was the last man left standing after the derby.

Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, July 3 when Corr/Pak Merchandising presents the second annual Northern Summer 360 Nationals, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ASCS Patriots, ASCS Sprints on Dirt, and Southern Ontario Sprints, plus the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers! Friday Night Thunder at Ohsweken Speedway offers affordable family entertainment just a short drive away from most mid-western Ontario locations. Friday Night Thunder Adult General Admission for this special event is just $15, while Seniors and Students are $8, and kids 12 and under are FREE! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information. On Friday night, gates open at 6:00p.m., with the first race at 7:45p.m.

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2009
ROUND 7 RACE REPORT – JUNE 26, 2009

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSORS – GRAND RIVER ELECTRONICS AND BS&B RADIATOR

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (Top 5 Transfer To A-Feature, Top 4 redraw for Feature Starting Positions):
BS&B RADIATOR Heat Race #1
1. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 4. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 5. 4z Joel Lehman (Elora), 6. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 7. 57 Doug Bowman (London), 8. 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (Simcoe), 9. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton) DNS. Time – 1:50.822

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL Heat Race #2
1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford), 2. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford), 3. 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls), 4. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton), 5. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 6. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (Simcoe), 7. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 8. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby) DNS, 9. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY) DNS. No Time

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS Heat Race #3
1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 3. 81 Derek Jonathon (Lewiston, NY), 4. 38 Brad Knab (Delevan, NY), 5. 3 Wayne Ashton (Kitchener), 6. 9jr Tim Zack (Dain City), 7. 11j Chris Jones (Demorestville) DNF, 8. 66 Frank Baranowski (Hamilton) DNF. No Time

NOTES
01 Mikey Kruchka switched to John Burbridge, Sr’s 21j for feature
7 Kyle Moffit, 11j Chris Jones, and 66 Frank Baranowski scratched for the evening.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (6)
2. 0 Glenn Styres (9)
3. 27 Jamie Collard (11)
4. 5 Keith Dempster (3)
5. 5m Brad Malloy (10)
6. 30 Adam West (16)
7. 12c Tom Huppunen (7)
8. 38 Brad Knab (12)
9. 5d Dave Dykstra (1)
10. 14h Jim Huppunen (5)
11. 21x Kevin Job (2)
12. 90 James Evans (14)
13. 18 Kevin Loveys (4)
14. 57 Doug Bowman (19)
15. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (17)
16. 67 Chris Durand (20) DNF
17. 4z Joel Lehman (13) DNF
18. 71 Travis Cunningham (21) DNF
19. 21j Mikey Kruchka (22) DNF
20. 9jr Tim Zack (18) DNF
21. 81 Derek Jonathon (8) DNF
22. 3 Wayne Ashton (15) DNF
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 3. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 4. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 5. 9 Glen Leinen (Hannon), 6. 11 Michelle Johnson (Caledonia), 7. 18 Amanda Stoner (Hamilton)

Heat Race #2
1. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 2. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton), 3. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 4. 13 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 5. 397 Brent Hill (Ohsweken), 6. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 7. 31jr Michael Bosse (St. Catharines)

Heat Race #3
1. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 88 Shayne Pierce (Wainfleet), 4. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 5. 98 Brad Bacher (Hagersville), 6. 62 Brian Pescetti (Stoney Creek), 7. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 8. 00 Robbie General

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr. (11)
2. 37 Jeremy Bean (6)
3. 98 Brad Bacher (15)
4. 88 Shayne Pierce (12)
5. 31jr Michael Bosse (20)
6. 83 Lee Winger (8)
7. 1 Chris Dickie (5)
8. 40 Terry Osmond (7)
9. 13 Mark Thorne (3)
10. 33 Colin Court (17)
11. 12 Brad Herron (10)
12. 18 Amanda Stoner (19)
13. 24k Kyle Magrin (1) DNF
14. 62 Brian Pescetti (18) DNF
15. 17 Rob Disher (21) DNF
16. 55 Mike Thorne (4) DNF
17. 44 Jamie Cox (9) DNF
18. 9 Glen Leinen (13) DNF
19. 8 Ryan Dinning (2) DNF
20. 397 Brent Hill (14) DNF
21. 11 Michelle Johnson (16) DNF
22. 00 Robbie General (22) DNF

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr. (12)
2. 83 Lee Winger (7)
3. 98 Brad Bacher (10)
4. 37 Jeremy Bean (11)
5. 17 Rob Disher (15)
6. 12 Brad Herron (2)
7. 88 Shayne Pierce (9)
8. 8 Ryan Dinning (19)
9. 44 Jamie Cox (17)
10. 40 Terry Osmond (5)
11. 1 Chris Dickie (6)
12. 397 Brent Hill (20)
13. 55 Mike Thorne (16)
14. 11 Michelle Johnson (21)
15. 33 Colin Court (3)
16. 62 Brian Pescetti (14)
17. 9 Glen Leinen (18)
18. 18 Amanda Stoner (1) DNF
19. 13 Mark Thorne (4) DNF
20. 31jr Michael Bosse (8) DNF
21. 24k Kyle Magrin (13) DNF
22. 00 Robbie General (22) DNF

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 2. 05 David Goodacre (Brantford), 3. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 4. 397 Cam Hill (Ohsweken), 5. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 6. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken) DNF, 7. 88 Drew Spencer DNF, 8. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken) DNF

Heat Race #2
1. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 2. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 3. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 4. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 5. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), 6. 14 Paul Goodale, 7. 50 Rick Robinson (Brantford), 8. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas) DNF

ESSO MINI-STOCKS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitchell Brown (7)
2. 28 Abel Castelein (6)
3. 86 Rick Emberson (2)
4. 265 Mike Evers (5)
5. 397 Cam Hill (8)
6. 50 Rick Robinson (12)
7. 72 Kevin Hilborn (9)
8. 14 Paul Goodale (11)
9. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (10)
10. 11 Mike Giberson (1)
11. 05 David Goodacre (3)
12. 27 Dan Stewart (4)
13. 88 Drew Spencer (15) DNF
14. 77x Ethan Martin (16) DNF
15. 55 Rob Slater (14) DNF
16. 7x Chase Hess (13) DNF

BOMBERS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Hometown)
1. 6 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 2. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 3. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 4. 113 Mark Czuba, 5. 397 Brad Hill (Ohsweken), 6. 13c Corrie Cowell, 7. 11 Christine Giberson (Caledonia), 8. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton) DNF 

MINIVAN FIGURE 8 RACE WINNER – Evan Ritchie
MINIVAN DEMOLITION DERBY WINNER – Chris Hils

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING PRESENTS:
THE SECOND ANNUAL NORTHERN SUMMER 360 NATIONALS
FEATURING THE CORR/PAK SPRINT CARS, ASCS PATRIOTS, 
ASCS SPRINTS ON DIRT, AND SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS
PLUS ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, AND BOMBERS
ADULTS $15, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $8, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M.

2009 Results, News

RICHARDSON FIRST “SUMMER SIZZLER” WINNER AT OHSWEKEN; SLITER, BLEICH, BROWN, AND MCDONALD ALSO VICTORIOUS

By Tommy Goudge (June 19, 2009) – The first ever visit by UMP Modifieds to Ohsweken Speedway finished with Comber, Ontario’s Tim Richardson finding victory lane during round six of Friday Night Thunder. The Mod-Lite Stars Tour North was also on hand for the first of three stops at Ohsweken in 2009, and the field of twenty-two was bested by Shawn Sliter of Port Colbourne. The ESSO Thunder Stocks feature was wild and exciting, with Billy Bleich, Jr. slipping by points leader Shayne Pierce for the victory, while Mitchell Brown and Jesse McDonald continued their domination of the ESSO Mini-Stocks and Bomber divisions, respectively. With an extra division on the card and an extended intermission for the ever-popular autograph night, the fast-paced program was still finished before 11:00 p.m.

The inaugural UMP Modified Summer Sizzler event in conjunction with South Buxton Raceway took the green flag at Ohsweken with Joe Field and Brad McLeod on the front row. Field led from the start, but a caution quickly slowed the pace as Mario Toniolo made contact with the backstretch wall. On the restart, Tim Richardson made short work of Jim Dale’s #00 and began to give chase for the lead. Behind them, Justin Coulter was slicing through the field from his starting spot outside row five, and was in fifth by the time the second lap was complete. Field held the lead until lap ten, when Richardson slipped past. Shortly afterwards, Field pulled in to the infield with mechanical issues, handing the runner-up spot to Coulter, and third place to Jim Dale.

On lap thirteen, Curtis Coulter took over third from Dale, but neither of the Coulter boys could catch Richardson, a regular at Eldora Speedway currently sitting twelfth in the standings at that famous facility. Richardson led the remainder of the event, with both Coulters chasing him to the finish, while Dale held on for fourth, and Brad McLeod persevered to round out the top five. The win was worth $1,000 for Richardson, who is the leading candidate to claim the overall “Summer Sizzler” prize heading into the second half of the weekend Saturday night at South Buxton Raceway. Heat races for the twelve cars in attendance were won by C.J. Field and Jim Dale.

The Mod-Lite Stars North Tour brought a fine field of twenty-two to Ohsweken for the first of three tour stops at the track this season, with Paul Klager leading the tour standings heading into the evening. Jamie Gilbert and Klager began the twenty lap feature on the front row with Klager taking the early advantage, but Gilbert and Shawn Sliter began immediately to challenge for the lead. The caution flew on lap two for Tim Anderson, who spun out of the fourth spot. With the green flag back out, much of the first half of the race was contested at the front in three-wide fashion, with four official lead changes at the start/finish line among those three drivers in the first eight laps. 

While the battle at the front was going on, Adam Leslie, Chris Steele, Josh Sliter, and hard charging Rick Brubacher were making gains on the front-runners, while also battling amongst themselves. Gilbert held his first solid lead of the night on lap eight, while the field began to sort itself out behind him. Gilbert led at the halfway point, followed by Shawn Sliter, Klager, Josh Sliter, Leslie, Brubacher, Steele, and Anderson who had made his way back to eighth, but spun again to bring out another caution.

With the green flag back out, Sliter went to work on Gilbert, making what would prove to be the winning move on lap thirteen while the battle raged on in the top five. Sliter held on for the last seven laps to take the win, while a near photo finish behind him resulted in Gilbert getting the second spot over Klager and Brubacher, with Leslie rounding out the top five. Heat races for the twenty-two Mod-Lites in competition were won by Gilbert, Klager, and Shawn Sliter, who also set a new eight lap track record for Mod-Lites on his way to the heat win.

Mark Saul and Ryan Dinning started the ESSO Thunder Stocks race on the front row, and it was Dinning getting the early lead. The action heated up quickly behind Dinning, with drivers racing three and sometimes four wide looking for their paths to the front. Points leader Shayne Pierce navigated his way through the pack to quickly take over the lead, but Billy Bleich and Jamie Cox were also closing in. Bleich and Pierce eventually separated themselves from the pack and fought it out for the victory, and it was Bleich who came out on top in the end, followed by Pierce, Cox, Brad Herron, and Ken Sargent in his first visit of the season to the Speedway. Heat races for the nineteen ESSO Thunder Stocks in competition were won by Bleich and Dinning.

Dan Stewart and Ethan Martin began the ESSO Mini-Stocks feature at the front, but with last week’s feature winner Rick Robinson not in attendance, the question was if anybody could beat points leader Mitchell Brown. The young Brantford driver answered that question by charging through the field quickly from his starting spot outside row four, and took the lead from Rick Emberson. Once out front, Brown was never seriously challenged, while Emberson was forced to the pits as the race wound to a close, leaving Kevin Hilborn to finish second, followed by Abel Castelein, Martin, and David Goodacre. Heat races for the fourteen Mini-Stocks in attendance were won by Brown and Martin.

In Bomber action, the first race of the season run in the clockwise direction took the green flag. Jesse McDonald showed he is comfortable no matter which direction he’s going around the track as he took the lead with a three-wide move when the race began, and never looked back. Karl Sault, Dale Cooke, Steven Hils, and Kacey Huffman rounded out the top five.

Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, June 19 when Grand River Electronics and BS&B Radiator present Twin 15’s for the ESSO Thunder Stocks, plus the return of the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Mini-Stocks, Bombers, Kids Box Car races, Mini-Van Figure 8 Racing, and a Demolition Derby! Friday Night Thunder at Ohsweken Speedway offers affordable family entertainment just a short drive away from most mid-western Ontario locations. Friday Night Thunder Adult General Admission is just $10, while Seniors and Students are $8, and kids 12 and under are FREE! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information. On Friday night, gates open at 6:00p.m., with the first race at 7:45p.m.

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2009
ROUND 6 RACE REPORT – JUNE 19, 2009
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – OUTHOUSE IMAGE AND DESIGN
Race Start: 7:45 P.M.
Race End: 10:50 P.M.

UMP MODIFIEDS “SUMMER SIZZLER”
HEAT RACES (8 laps)
Heat Race #1

1. c4 C.J. Field (Chatham), 2. 4j Joe Field (Chatham), 3. 0 Chris Van De Wiele (Rutherford), 4. 5c Justin Coulter (Leamington), 5. 66m Mario Toniolo (Belle River), 6. 43 Brad McLeod (Merlin). Time – 2:20.217

Heat Race #2
1. 00 Jim Dale, Jr. (Shrewsbury), 2. 5 Curtis Coulter (Leamington), 3. 5x Tim Richardson (Comber), 4. 22 Brian Speelman (Wyoming), 5. 55 Clayton Smith (Woodslee), 6. 20 Jeff Daniels (Chatham). No Time

UMP MODIFIEDS “SUMMER SIZZLER” 
FEATURE (25 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5x Tim Richardson (3)
2. 5c Justin Coulter (10)
3. 5 Curtis Coulter (9)
4. 00 Jim Dale, Jr. (4)
5. 43 Brad McLeod (2)
6. c4 C.J. Field (7)
7. 0 Chris Van De Wiele (12) DNF
8. 20 Jeff Daniels (8) DNF
9. 22 Brian Speelman (11) DNF
10. 4j Joe Field (1) DNF
11. 55 Clayton Smith (5) DNF
12. 66m Mario Toniolo (6) DNF
No Time

MOD-LITE STARS TOUR NORTH
HEAT RACES (8 laps)
Heat Race #1

1. 53 Jamie Gilbert (Wellland), 2. 7 Tim Anderson (Ridgeway), 3. 18 Andy Tallman (Vineland), 4. 80 Chris Steele (Fenwick), 5. 31 Scott Billings (Waterloo), 6. 116 Bob Bredin (Niagara Falls), 7. 37 Wally Billing (Elmira), 8. 8m Joey Mastroianni (Welland). Time – 2:31.053

Heat Race #2
1. 1 Paul Klager (Beamsville), 2. 15 Adam Leslie (Port Colbourne), 3. 19 Jason Corless (Bolton), 4. 76 Dan Kviring (Brantford), 5. 2ez Blair Young (Niagara Falls), 6. 82 Mark Brighton (Ariss), 7. 117 Derek Bredin (Niagara Falls) DNS. Time – 2:28.044

Heat Race #3
1. 71 Shawn Sliter (Port Colbourne), 2. 17 Josh Sliter (Ridgeway), 3. 5c Jordan Curran (Welland), 4. 67 Rick Brubacher (St. Clements), 5. 33 Korey Howe (St. Catharines), 6. 14 Kellie Mason (St. Catharines), 7. 4 Greg Mills (Niagara Falls). Time – 2:27.611

MOD-LITE STARS TOUR NORTH A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 71 Shawn Sliter (3)
2. 53 Jamie Gilbert (1)
3. 1 Paul Klager (2)
4. 67 Rick Brubacher (12)
5. 15 Adam Leslie (5)
6. 17 Josh Sliter (6)
7. 5c Jordan Curran (9)
8. 80 Chris Steele (10)
9. 76 Dan Kviring (11)
10. 14 Kelly Mason (18)
11. 37 Wally Billings (19)
12. 7 Tim Anderson (4)
13. 31 Scott Billings (13)
14. 4 Greg Mills (21)
15. 8m Joey Mastroianni (22)
16. 2ez Blair Young (14)
17. 116 Bob Bredin (16)
18. 18 Andy Tallman (7)
19. 82 Mark Brighton (17)
20. 33 Korey Howe (15)
21. 19 Jason Corless (8)
22. 117 Derek Bredin (20) DNS
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps)
Heat Race #1

1. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 2. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 3. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 4. 13 Mark Saul (Hagersville), 5. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 6. 9m Tyler Anderson (St. Catharines), 7. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 8. 88f James Michael Friesen (St. Catharines), 9. 9 Glen Leinen (Hannon) DNF, 10. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville) DNF

Heat Race #2
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 3. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 4. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 5. 25 Ken Sargent (Fenwick), 6. 88 Shayne Pierce (Wainfleet), 7. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 8. 00 Robbie General, 9. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton) DNF

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr.(5)
2. 88 Shayne Pierce (12)
3. 44 Jamie Cox (8)
4. 12 Brad Herron (13)
5. 25 Ken Sargent (10)
6. 8 Ryan Dinning (2)
7. 83 Lee Winger (6)
8. 55 Mike Thorne (9)
9. 1 Chris Dickie (14)
10. 13 Mark Saul (1)
11. 33 Colin Court (21)
12. 37 Jeremy Bean (7)
13. 31 Dave Bailey (4) DNF
14. 17 Rob Disher (3) DNF
15. 88f James Michael Friesen (15) DNF
16. 9m Tyler Anderson (11) DNF
17. 24k Kyle Magrin (18) DNF
18. 00 Robbie General (16) DNS
19. 9 Glen Leinen (17) DNS

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps)
Heat Race #1

1. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 2. 05 David Goodacre (Brantford), 3. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 4. 88 Kelly Hallett (Wilsonville), 5. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 6. 113 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 7. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 8. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton) DNF

Heat Race #2
1. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 2. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 3. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 4. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 6. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken) DNF

ESSO MINI-STOCKS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitchell Brown (8)
2. 72 Kevin Hilborn (6)
3. 28 Abel Castelein (7)
4. 77x Ethan Martin (2)
5. 05 David Goodacre (3)
6. 11 Mike Giberson (10)
7. 27 Dan Stewart (1)
8. 265 Mike Evers (12)
9. 88 Kelly Hallett (5)
10. 113 Mark Thorne (11)
11. 55 Rob Slater (9)
12. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (14) DNF
13. 86 Rick Emberson (4) DNF
14. 7x Chase Hess (13) DNF

BOMBERS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Hometown)
1. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 2. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 3. 4 Dale Cooke (Hamilton), 4. 6 Steven Hils (Dundas), 5. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 6. 13c Corrie Cowell, 7. 113 Adam Riedel 

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
GRAND RIVER ELECTRONICS AND BS&B RADIATOR PRESENT:
TWIN 15’S FOR ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
PLUS CORR/PAK SPRINTS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, BOMBERS,
KIDS BOX CAR RACES, MINI-VAN FIGURE 8 RACING, AND DEMOLITION DERBY!
ADULTS $10, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $8, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M.

2009 Results, News

RICHARDS ROCKETS TO “SIX NATIONS 50” VICTORY AT OHSWEKEN; HUPPUNEN TAKES THIRD SPRINT WIN

by Tommy Goudge (June 18, 2009) – The World of Outlaws Late Model series visited Ohsweken Speedway for the second annual “Six Nations 50” on Thursday night, bringing forty-two of the best drivers in Dirt Late Model racing to the Southern Ontario speed plant. At the end of a rough and tumble evening, twenty-one year old West Virginia driver Josh “Kid Rocket” Richards was left standing in victory lane. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars were also in action on Thursday, with Tom Huppunen coming out on top of the twenty-eight car field.

Defending World of Outlaws Late Model series champion Darrell Lanigan and young gun Austin Hubbard began the fifty lap affair on the front row, and it was Lanigan getting the early advantage, but his lead would be short-lived. During a caution period on lap five, Lanigan was forced to the pits with a flat left front tire, leaving Hubbard in command out front, with a hard-charging Richards already on his tail. The early portion of the race became a matter of survival, as cautions on laps five, seven, fourteen, and sixteen, and a red flag on lap ten slowed the pace. The red flag was a result of a three-car pileup involving Shane Clanton, Gregg Satterlee, and Clint Smith, in which Satterlee came close to getting upside down. Clanton and Satterlee were done for the evening, while Smith’s crew scrambled to make repairs. Their efforts would eventually pay off as Smith would salvage a thirteenth place finish despite missing much of the front section of his machine.

A lap fourteen caution was for series points leader Steve Francis, who hit the turn four wall hard and retired from the event. Hubbard led Richards on the restart, but pulled off the track with a blown engine, ending his bid for a first career series victory and handing the lead to Richards. After another caution for Tyler Reddick’s damaged machine on lap sixteen, the green flag came out and stayed out for the remaining thirty-four circuits, all of which would be led by Richards. “Kid Rocket” would not take the victory easily however, as Brady Smith was on the prowl, and closed in on Richards in lapped traffic, while Darrell Lanigan fought his way back through the pack and into third. As the race wound to a close, Smith was right on Richards’ tail, while Lanigan made a last-ditch effort to pass both of them, but came up short. Richards’ margin of victory was 0.429 seconds over Smith, who held barely held off Lanigan for the runner-up spot. Lanigan’s third place finish was good enough to take close to within two points of Steve Francis in the series points standings, with Richards just another four markers back.

Lanigan set a new Late Model track record in time trials with a lap of 14.718 seconds around the three-eighths mile oval, and also won the first heat race. Tim Fuller, Shane Clanton, and Steve Francis also claimed heat race wins, while Russell King and Tony Knowles won the two B-Mains.

In Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car action, a fine twenty-eight car field signed in for competition on Thursday night. Travis Cunningham and Mikey Kruchka led the field to green in the twenty lap feature, and it was Kruchka taking over the lead before the completion of the first lap. Jared Zimbardi quickly moved up from his starting spot inside row three to challenge Kruchka for the lead, but the sophomore driver was hanging tough at the front. Zimbardi was able to get by for the lead on lap six, before the race was slowed for the stopped machine of Darren Long on the backstretch. 

The race went back green, but was quickly stopped again as the red flag came out for the ambulance to attend to Long, who had been hit by a rock or mud clod that came through his screen. Long was checked out and released, and the race went back green once again, with all eyes now on division points leader Tom Huppunen, who had advanced to third from his tenth starting spot by the time the seventh lap was complete.

On lap nine, Glenn Styres came to life, passing three cars in just one lap and taking over third from Huppunen. Both drivers pounced on Kruchka on lap ten, relegating him to fourth, and then Styres blasted around the outside of Zimbardi and into the lead coming out of the fourth turn to complete the eleventh lap. Styres held court out front for much of the last half of the race, while Huppunen and Zimbardi battled for the runner-up position. Huppunen finally disposed of Zimbardi on lap seventeen and began to close back in on Styres as the race came to a conclusion. Styres still looked to have the race in hand, but had trouble getting around the lapped machine of Brad Malloy, and Huppunen used that opportunity to pounce. Coming through the final set of corners on the last lap, Huppunen was able to nose ahead and hang on for the win, officially 0.664 seconds ahead of Styres. Zimbardi settled for third, followed by Kruchka, and Kevin Job. 

Heat races on the ultra-fast surface were won by Zimbardi, Long, Ryan Hunsinger, and Huppunen, while Dain Naida claimed the B-Main victory after a spectacular incident in his heat race in which his right rear wheel broke off and flew high into the air. Huppunen’s lap of 13.024 in heat race action is now the fastest lap ever recorded for a 360 sprint car at the speedway, which he ran on his way to establishing a new record for an eight lap heat race.

Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, June 19 when Outhouse Image and Design presents the first “UMP Modified Summer Sizzler” in conjunction with South Buxton Raceway, plus the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers! Friday Night Thunder at Ohsweken Speedway offers affordable family entertainment just a short drive away from most mid-western Ontario locations. Friday Night Thunder Adult General Admission is just $10, while Seniors and Students are $8, and kids 12 and under are FREE! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information. On Friday night, gates open at 6:00p.m., with the first race at 7:45p.m.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES
“SIX NATIONS 50” PRESENTED BY ARROW EXPRESS

TIME TRIAL RESULTS 
Position. # Name (Hometown) Best Lap
1. 29 Darrell Lanigan (Union, KY) 14.718 (NEW LATE MODEL TRACK RECORD)
2. 18h Dustin Hapka (Grand Forks, ND) 14.807
3. 39 Tim McCreadie (Watertown, NY) 14.936
4. 19 Steve Francis (Ashland, KY) 14.951
5. 44h Dave Hess, Jr. (Waterford, PA) 14.973
6. 19t Tim Fuller (Watertown, NY) 14.999
7. 25 Shane Clanton (Locust Grove, GA) 15.002
8. 21d Dan Stone (Thompson, PA) 15.005
9. 1 Josh Richards (Shinnston, WV) 15.029
10. 11h Austin Hubbard (Seaford, DE) 15.035
11. 11 Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) 15.077
12. 18r Chris Ross (Wallaceburg) 15.085
13. 44 Clint Smith (Senoia, GA) 15.122
14. 24 Rick Eckert (York, PA) 15.155
15. 9 Kenny Schrader (Concord, NC) 15.220
16. 21 Matt Lux (Franklin, PA) 15.238
17. 2 Brady Smith (Solon Springs, WI) 15.246
18. 14 April Farmer (Livingston, TN) 15.275
19. 12 Jordan Bland (Campbellsville, KY) 15.301
20. 22s Gregg Satterlee (Rochester Mills, PA) 15.339
21. 1a Brad Authier (Chatham) 15.437
22. 1* Chub Frank (Bear Lake, PA) 15.454
23. 07r Brent Rhebergen (Clymer, NY) 15.474
24. 3 Brent Robinson (Smithfield, VA) 15.518
25. 1f Adam Ferri (Port Colbourne) 15.548
26. 56 Russell King (Bristolville, OH) 15.554
27. 1*cfr Peter Mantha, Jr. (Gatineau, QC) 15.566
28. 60 Dale Glassford (Thamesville) 15.846
29. 22g Greg Oakes (Franklinville, NY) 15.919
30. 38 Kirk Hooker (Chatham) 16.026
31. rh21 Gregg Haskell (Chatham) 16.086
32. 88 Andrew Reaume (Blenheim) 16.104
33. 77 Brett Reaume (Blenheim) 16.238
34. 05 Mike Lewis (Wallaceburg) 16.935
35. 92 Adam West (Ridgetown) 17.422
36. 26 Tony Knowles (Tyrone, GA) 17.768
37. 81 Tim Mackenzie (Chatham) 18.904
38. 9k Mike Knight (Ripley, NY) 24.583
39. 78 Rick Baker (Ridgeway) N/T
40. 90 Mark Glassford (Goderich) N/T
41. 00 Jim Dale, Jr. (Shrewsbury) N/T
42. 7 Jeff Dayman (Welland) N/T (DQ – light)

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES HEAT RACES
(10 laps, Top 4 Transfer to A-Main)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 29 Darrell Lanigan, 2. 1 Josh Richards, 3. 2 Brady Smith, 4. 44 Cint Smith, 5. 1f Adam Ferri, 6. 22 Greg Oakes, 7. 1a Brad Authier, 8. 81 Tim Mackenzie, 9. 77 Brett Reaume, 10. 44h Dave Hess, Jr., 11. 00 Jim Dale, Jr.

HEAT RACE #2 
1. 19t Tim Fuller, 2. 11h Austin Hubbard, 3. 24 Rick Eckert, 4. 1* Chub Frank, 5. 9k Mike Knight, 6. 56 Russell King, 7. 18h Dustin Hapka, 8. 14 April Farmer, 9. 7 Jeff Dayman, 10. 38 Kirk Hooker, 11. 05 Mike Lewis

HEAT RACE #3 
1. 25 Shane Clanton, 2. 9 Ken Schrader, 3. 1*cfr Peter Mantha, Jr., 4. 12 Jordan Bland, 5. 07r Brett Rhebergen, 6. 39 Tim McCreadie, 7. rh21 Gregg Haskell, 8. 78 Rick Baker, 9. 11 Tyler Reddick , 10. 92 Adam West DNS

HEAT RACE #4
1. 19 Steve Francis, 2. 21d Dan Stone, 3. 3 Brent Robinson, 4. 22s Gregg Satterlee, 5. 26 Tony Knowles, 6. 88 Andrew Reaume, 7. 60 Dale Glassford, 8. 90 Mark Glassford, 9. 18r Chris Ross, 10. 21 Matt Lux

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES B-MAINS:
(12 laps, Top 3 Transfer to A-Main)

B-MAIN #1
1. 56 Russell King, 2. 22 Greg Oakes, 3. 1f Adam Ferri, 4. 1a Brad Authier, 5. 77 Brett Reaume, 6. 7 Jeff Dayman, 7. 38 Kirk Hooker, 8. 05 Mike Lewis, 9. 00 Jim Dale, Jr., 10. 14 April Farmer, 11. 9k Mike Knight, 12. 18h Dustin Hapka DNS, 13. 81 Tim Mackenzie DNS, 14. 44h Dave Hess, Jr. DNS

B-MAIN #2 
1. 26 Tony Knowles, 2. 07r Brett Rhebergen, 3. 18r Chris Ross, 4. 60 Dale Glassford, 5. 88 Andrew Reaume, 6. 39 Tim McCreadie, 7. 90 Mark Glassford, 8. rh21 Gregg Haskell DNS, 9. 78 Rick Baker DNS, 10. 11 Tyler Reddick DNS, 11. 92 Adam West DNS, 12. 21 Matt Lux DNS

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES “SIX NATIONS 50” A-MAIN:
Position. # Name (Starting Position) Laps Completed
1. 1 Josh Richards (8) 50
2. 2 Brady Smith (9) 50
3. 29 Darrell Lanigan (1) 50
4. 24 Rick Eckert (10) 50
5. 21d Dan Stone (4) 50
6. 26 Tony Knowles (18) 49
7. 12 Jordan Bland (15) 49
8. 9 Kenny Schrader (6) 49
9. 3 Brent Robinson (12) 49
10. 56 Russell King (17) 48
11. 19t Tim Fuller (7) 48
12. 18h Dustin Hapka (23) 47
13. 44 Clint Smith (13) 46
14. 1*cfr Peter Mantha, Jr. (11) 22
15. 1* Chub Frank (14) 16
16. 11 Tyler Reddick (24) 16
17. 11h Austin Hubbard (2) 14
18. 22 Greg Oakes (19) 14
19. 19 Steve Francis (5) 13
20. 1f Adam Ferri (21) 10
21. 25 Shane Clanton (3) 9
22. 22s Gregg Satterlee (16) 9
23. 07r Brent Rhebergen (20) 2
24. 18r Chris Ross (22) 1
NOTE: Russell King and Brent Rhebergen started from the rear of the feature field after changing cars. 

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer To A-Feature):
BS&B RADIATOR Heat Race #1
1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 2. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford), 3. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 4. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colbourne), 5. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 6. 9jr Tim Zack (Dain City), 7. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (Simcoe). Time – 1:50.496

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL Heat Race #2
1. 7 Darren Long (Elida, OH), 2. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 3. 25 Michael Parent (Granby, QC), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 5. 01m Jason Martin (Shedden), 6. 84 Tyler Rand (Consecon) DNS, 7. 7m Justin Martin (Shedden). Time – 1:48.113

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS Heat Race #3
1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 4. 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls), 5. 10 Bob Crawford (Sutton), 6. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY) DNF, 7. 6n Dain Naida (Bellville, MI) DNF. No Time

AWESOME RACEWEAR Heat Race #4
1. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. 0x J.R. Fitzpatrick (Cambridge), 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 4. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton), 5. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 6. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 7. 23 Steve Garry (Dundas) DNS. Time – 1:45.840 NEW TRACK RECORD

CONSI
(10 laps – Top 4 Transfer To A-Feature):
1. 6n Dain Naida, 2. 90 James Evans, 3. 22 Jim Porter, 4. 7m Justin Martin, 5. 31 John Burbridge, Jr., 6. 9jr Tim Zack, 7. 67 Chris Durand, 8. 01m Jason Martin DNF, 9. 10 Bob Crawford DNF, 10. 84 Tyler Rand DNF, 11. 94 Stan Zanchin DNF, 12. 23 Steve Garry DNS. No Time

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 12c Tom Huppunen (10)
2. 0 Glenn Styres (4)
3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (5)
4. 01 Mikey Kruchka (2)
5. 21x Kevin Job (7)
6. 5d Dave Dykstra (13)
7. 27 Jamie Collard (12)
8. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (11)
9. 71 Travis Cunningham (1)
10. 25 Michael Parent (6)
11. 18 Kevin Loveys (16)
12. 5m Brad Malloy (15)
13. 14h Jim Huppunen (14)
14. 0x J.R. Fitzpatrick (9)
15. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (20)
16. 5 Keith Dempster (3)
17. 6n Dain Naida (17) DNF
18. 7m Justin Martin (19) DNF
19. 7 Darren Long (8) DNF
20. 22 Jim Porter (18) DNF.
No Time

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009

OUTHOUSE IMAGE AND DESIGN PRESENTS:
“UMP MODIFIED SUMMER SIZZLER” OHSWEKEN/SOUTH BUXTON SPECIAL
WITH ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI STOCKS, AND BOMBERS 
PLUS THE MOD-LITE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH AND AUTOGRAPH NIGHT!
ADULTS $10, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $8, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M.

2009 Results, News

STYRES SAILS TO SPRINTS ON DIRT VICTORY AT OHSWEKEN

by Tommy Goudge (June 12, 2009) – Heading into round five of Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder, Glenn Styres’ career sprint car feature win total stood at twenty. Styres claimed win number twenty-one in spectacular fashion after the mount on his top wing broke with less than a lap left in the twenty-five lap American Sprint Car Series Sprints on Dirt tour feature. Also claiming feature wins in the fast-paced program which ended just after 10:30 p.m. were Shayne Pierce in the ESSO Thunder Stocks, Rick Robinson in ESSO Mini Stock action, and Jesse McDonald once again in the Bomber division.

Brett Mann and Keith Dempster started on the front row of the ASCS SOD tour feature, with Mann taking the early lead. Dempster, however looked to be on a mission early on and took the lead from Mann during the third circuit. That pass was negated however when Ryan Hunsinger lost a radius rod in corner two to bring out a caution. On the restart, Mann was not about to let Dempster get by so easily and took off, leaving Dempster to fight off the advances of Ryan Grubaugh and Glenn Styres. Styres powered by both Grubaugh and Dempster during the ninth lap and set sail after Mann. 

Styres drew close to Mann’s machine a number of times during the next few laps, but his progress was hampered in lapped traffic. After a caution at halfway for a spin by James Evans cleared the traffic, Styres made short work of Mann, blasting by on the top side coming out of corner four on lap fifteen. Mann was left to contend with Ryan Grubaugh and a hard-charging Dustin Daggett for the remaining ten laps, with Grubaugh eventually taking over the runner-up spot. 

With the white flag in the air, Styres’ lead seemed insurmountable, until the supports for his top wing began to come apart. Going through the final set of corners, the wing flipped back completely, but Grubaugh was too far back to take advantage of Styres’ misfortune. Styres crossed the line just over one second ahead of Grubaugh, while Mann held on for third, followed by Daggett, and Mikey Kruchka who charged all the way from eighteenth on the grid.

Heat races for the twenty cars in attendance were won by Dustin Daggett, Jared Zimbardi, and Keith Dempster, while Daggett also claimed the four lap Fast Car Dash in record time on the very fast surface. Jared Zimbardi’s lap of 13.346 seconds on his way to the heat victory is the fastest recorded lap ever at the Speedway for a 360 Sprint Car.

The ESSO Thunder Stocks brought another competitive field of twenty cars on Friday night. At the end of twenty lap feature, Shayne Pierce came away with the victory, becoming the first repeat winner of the season in the process. The feature began with Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning on the front row, with Bailey getting the early advantage. The action was heated behind him as drivers jockeyed for position, and Pierce quickly made his way forward from his starting spot inside row five.

Pierce made short work of the competition and took off out front, while Mike Ward, Jamie Cox, and Billy Bleich eventually separated themselves from the pack. Bleich appeared to have the fastest car on the track as the feature wound to a close, but Ward fought hard for the runner-up spot, delaying Bleich’s move to the front. Pierce claimed the feature win, followed by Bleich, Ward, Cox, and Jeremy Bean. Heat races were won by Ward and Pierce.

In ESSO Mini-Stocks action, Rick Robinson ended Mitchell Brown’s streak of feature wins at three. In victory lane, Robinson said “Mitchell and I are good friends and we help each other with our cars, but I am glad to beat him!” 

The Mini-Stocks feature began with Cam Hill and Robinson sharing the front row, with Robinson getting the early jump and pulling away. Behind him, the race was on for the runner-up spot as Hill and Mike Evers went at it. All eyes were on Brown, however, as the young driver was quickly slicing through the field from his starting spot outside row five. With a big lead out front, Robinson’s machine began to smoke, but did not slow down. 

With less than five laps to go, the race was stopped for a hard crash by Wyatt Van Wart in turn two. Van Wart climbed out uninjured but the same could not be said for his badly damaged machine. Back under green, Evers, Brown, and Kevin Hilborn were now right on Robinson’s tail, and Evers used the low line to challenge for the lead. Robinson was able to hold on for the win, while Brown got by Evers to finish second, followed by Hilborn in fourth and Hill in fifth. Heat races for the seventeen ESSO Mini-Stocks on hand were claimed by Robinson and Brown.

The Bombers went at it again on the infield oval, and once again it was Jesse McDonald and Karl Sault battling for the win. McDonald fought various issues including a deflating right front tire to hold Sault off and claim the victory, his third in a row. Sault settled for second, followed by Steven Hils, Shawn Ireland, and Kacey Huffman.

A huge event returns to Ohsweken this Thursday, June 18 when Arrow Express presents the “Six Nations 50” for the World of Outlaws Late Model series, featuring special guest star Ken Schrader, plus the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints! Good seats are still available. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and call 1-888-720-7223 for more information. On Thursday night, gates open at 4:00p.m., hot laps followed by time trials at 6:30p.m., and the first race taking the green flag at 8:00p.m. 

Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, June 19 when Outhouse Image and Design presents the first “UMP Modified Summer Sizzler” in conjunction with South Buxton Raceway, plus the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers! Friday Night Thunder at Ohsweken Speedway offers affordable family entertainment just a short drive away from most mid-western Ontario locations. Friday Night Thunder Adult General Admission is just $10, while Seniors and Students are $8, and kids 12 and under are FREE! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information. On Friday night, gates open at 6:00p.m., with the first race at 7:45p.m.

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2009
ROUND 5 RACE REPORT – JUNE 12, 2009
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – ENGINE PRO RACING
Race Start: 7:45 P.M.
Race End: 10:30 P.M.

ENGINE PRO AMERICAN SPRINT CAR SERIES SPRINTS ON DIRT TOUR
HEAT RACES (8 laps – Top 8 in passing points redraw for feature starting spots):
Heat Race #1

1. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 6n Dain Naida (Bellville, MI), 4. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (Simcoe), 5. 49t Gregg Dalman (Lyons, MI), 6. 11 Chris Jones (Demorestville), 7. f37 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY). Time – 1:52.022

Heat Race #2
1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 2. 84 Tyler Rand (Consecon), 3. 00 Ryan Grubaugh (St. Johns, MI), 4. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton), 5. 3g Tim Norman (Warsaw, IN), 6. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 7. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton). No Time

Heat Race #3
1. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. 79 Brett Mann (Goshen, IN), 3. 46 Robert Huisken (Marne, MI), 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford), 5. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford), 6. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley). No Time

FAST CAR DASH
(4 laps)

1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 79 Brett Mann, 3. 0 Glenn Styres, 4. 35 Jared Zimbardi. 
Time – 56.373 NEW TRACK RECORD

ENGINE PRO AMERICAN SPRINT CAR SERIES 
SPRINTS ON DIRT TOUR FEATURE (25 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (3)
2. 00 Ryan Grubaugh(6)
3. 79 Brett Mann (1)
4. 2m Dustin Daggett (7)
5. 01 Mikey Kruchka (18)
6. 5 Keith Dempster (2)
7. 3g Tim Norman (11)
8. 18 Kevin Loveys (12)
9. 6n Dain Naida (9)
10. 27 Jamie Collard (15)
11. 49t Gregg Dalman (10)
12. 46 Robert Huisken (8)
13. 90 James Evans (16)
14. 84 Tyler Rand (4)
15. 35 Jared Zimbardi (5)
16. f37 Jim Porter (17) DNF
17. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (14) DNF
18. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (13) DNF
19. 67 Chris Durand (19) DNF
20. 11 Chris Jones (20) DNS
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 95 Mike Ward (Niagara Falls), 2. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 3. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 4. 7 Remington Price (Wainfleet), 5. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 6. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 7. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 8. 13 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 9. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 10. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton) DNF

Heat Race #2
1. 88 Shayne Pierce (Wainfleet), 2. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 3. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 4. 108jr Billy Bleich (Port Robinson), 5. 12 Brad Herron (Branford), 6. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 7. 32 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 8. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 9. 9 Glen Leinen (Hannon), 10. 02 Erinn Bailey (Paris) DNF

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 88 Shayne Pierce (9)
2. 108jr Billy Bleich (6)
3. 95 Mike Ward (7)
4. 44 Jamie Cox (5)
5. 37 Jeremy Bean (11)
6. 31 Dave Bailey (1)
7. 12 Brad Herron (8)
8. 83 Lee Winger (13)
9. 8 Ryan Dinning (2)
10. 55 Mike Thorne (12)
11. 1 Chris Dickie (15)
12. 02 Erinn Bailey (20)
13. 13 Mark Thorne (14)
14. 24k Kyle Magrin (17) DNF
15. 17 Rob Disher (4) DNF
16. 40 Terry Osmond (3) DNF
17. 7 Remington Price (10) DNF
18. 33 Colin Court (18) DNF
19. 32 Rodney Rutherford (16) DNS
20. 9 Glen Leinen (19) DNS

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 50 Rick Robinson (Brantford), 2. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 3. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 4. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 5. 397 Cam Hill (Ohsweken), 6. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 7. 113 Gord Bates (York), 8. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge) DNF, 9. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken) DNS

Heat Race #2
1. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 2. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 3. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 4. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 5. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley), 6. 88 Drew Spencer, 7. 05 David Goodacre (Brantford), 8. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas)

ESSO MINI-STOCKS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 50 Rick Robinson (2)
2. 10 Mitchell Brown (10)
3. 265 Mike Evers (6)
4. 72 Kevin Hilborn (9)
5. 397 Cam Hill (1)
6. 37 Rob Hoskins (8)
7. 7x Chase Hess (7)
8. 86 Rick Emberson (11)
9. 27 Dan Stewart (3)
10. 05 David Goodacre (14)
11. 77x Ethan Martin (4)
12. 113 Gord Bates (13)
13. 11 Mike Giberson (5)
14. 88 Drew Spencer (12)
15. 55 Rob Slater (15)
16. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (16) DNF
17. 777x Steve Hess (17) DNS

BOMBERS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Hometown)
1. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 2. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 3. 6 Steven Hils (Dundas), 4. 113 Shawn Ireland (Burlington), 5. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 6. 53 Chris Rivers, 7. 4 Dale Cooke (Hamilton) DNF

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
ARROW EXPRESS PRESENTS:
THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS “SIX NATIONS 50”
FEATURING GUEST STAR KEN SCHRADER
PLUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS!
ADULT RESERVED SEATS $35, ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION $20, 
KIDS 12 AND UNDER RESERVED SEATS $20, KIDS 12 AND UNDER GENERAL ADMISSION $10
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 4:00 P.M., HOT LAPS FOLLOWED BY TIME TRIALS @ 6:30 P.M., RACING @ 8:00 P.M.

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
OUTHOUSE IMAGE AND DESIGN PRESENTS:
“UMP MODIFIED SUMMER SIZZLER” OHSWEKEN/SOUTH BUXTON SPECIAL
WITH ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI STOCKS, AND BOMBERS 

PLUS THE MOD-LITE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH AND AUTOGRAPH NIGHT!
ADULTS $10, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $8, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M.

2009 Results, News

Tom Huppunen scores number two in Ohsweken Corr-Pak Sprint Action

by Ken Pelkie (Jun. 05, 2009) – Another action packed racing program at Ohsweken Speedway had the crowd on the edge of their seats Friday night and when the final checker flag waved at 10:35 PM, Tom Huppunen and the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel sponsored entry were standing in the Engine Pro Racing Victory Circle for the second time in 2009. Jared Zimbardi and Kevin Job followed Huppunen to the line with Mikey Kruchka and Dave Dykstra rounding out the top five. 

The twenty lap event was slowed on two occasions with minor incidents however earlier in the evening the machine of John Riegling of Chatham, Ontario was destroyed in a violent series of flips at the exit of turn two. Although the equipment will go to the scrap yard, Riegling emerged uninjured thanks mainly to his use of the finest personal safety equipment available. Heat races for the twenty-five cars in attendance were won by Kevin Job, Brad Malloy, and Dain Naida. 
Thunder Stock action continues to thrill the fans as Brad Herron outdistanced Shayne Pierce and Billy Bleich in the 20 lap feature event. Mitchell Brown survived post race tech to claim yet another win on this young season. The Brantford star was chased to the line by Chase Hess and Kevin Hilborn. Bomber action saw Jessie MacDonald visit victory lane as he continues to enjoy a successful start to the 2009 racing campaign.

Friday Night Thunder returns to Ohsweken next week, June 12 as Engine Pro Racing presents the Michigan based ASCS Sprints On Dirt sprint cars plus the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers! Affordable family entertainment just a short drive away from most mid-western Ontario locations, Ohsweken Speedway is the place to be for your weekly thrill show. Adult General Admission for this Special Sprints On Dirt event is just $15, while Seniors and Students are $8, and kids 12 and under are FREE! Please visit HYPERLINK http://www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information. Gates open at 6:00 PM with the first race taking the green flag at 7:45.

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2009
ROUND 4 RACE REPORT – June 05, 2009
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – LONE WOLF PIT STOP
Race Start: 7:45 P.M.
Race End: 10:35 P.M.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (Top 5 Transfer To A-Feature):

BS&B RADIATOR Heat Race #1
1. 21x Kevin JOB (Campbellville), 2. 35 Jared ZIMBARDI (Salamanca, NY), 3. 18 Kevin LOVEYS (Hamilton), 4. 81 – Derek JONATHON (Lewiston, NY), 5. 38 Brad KNAB (Delevan, NY), 6. Dave DYKSTRA (Port Colborne), 7. Bobby BREEN (Savannah, NY), 8.9Jr – Tim ZACK (Wainfleet); 9. 94 Stan ZANCHIN, (Fort Erie)

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL Heat Race #2
1. 5m – Brad MALLOY (Niagara Falls); 2. 12c – Tom HUPPUNEN (Fenwick); 3. 0 – Glenn STYRES (Ohsweken); 4. 71 – Travis CUNNINGHAM (Grimsby); 5. 21J – John BURBRIDGE Jr. (Simcoe); 6. 3 – Wayne ASHTON (Kitchener); 7. 1a – John RIEGLING (Chatham); 8. 67- Chris DURAND (Port Stanley) 

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS Heat Race #3
1. 6N – Dain NAIDA (Belleville, MI); 2. 77x (Ryan HUNSINGER (Brantford); 3. 01 – Mikey KRUCHKA (Hamilton); 4. 5 – Keith DEMPSTER (Alton); 5. 83w – James WHITTAKER; (Lynden); 6. 90 – James EVANS (Beamsville); 7. 14h – Jim HUPPUNEN (Fenwick); 8. 27 – Jamie COLLARD (Burford)

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 12c – Tom HUPPUNEN (3)
2. 35 – Jared ZIMBARDI (11)
3. 21x – Kevin JOB (6)
4. 01 – Mikey KRUCHKA (1)
5. 5D – Dave DYKSTRA (16)
6. 6N – Dain NAIDA (4)
7. 77x – Ryan HUNSINGER (5)
8. 0 – Glenn STYRES (9)
9. 18 – Kevin LOVEYS (8)
10. 38 – Brad KNAB (13)
11. 5 – Keith DEMPSTER (12)
12. 14h – Jim HUPPUNEN (20)
13. 21J – John BURBRIDGE Jr. (14)
14. 81 – Derek JONATHON (10)
15. 83 – James WHITTAKER (15)
16. 9B – Bobby BREEN (19)
17. 9Jr. – Tim ZACK (21)
18. 90 – James EVANS (18)
19. 3 – Wayne ASHTON (17)
20. 71 – Travis CUNNINGHAM (2)
21. 5m – Brad MALLOY (7)
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:

Heat Race #1
1. 88J Jason FONTAINE, 2. 9 – Glen LEINEN (Hannon) 3. 17 – Robert DISHER 4. Dave BAILEY 5. Erinn BAILEY 6. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville) DNF, 7. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia) DNF 8. 95 Mike Ward (Niagara Falls)

Heat Race #2
1. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 2. 8 – Ryan DINNING 3. 37 – Jeremy BEAN, 4. 40 – Terry OSMOND 5. 62 – Brian PESCETTI; 6. 1- Chris Dickie (Brantford), 7. 32 – Rodney RUTHERFORD; 8. 24k – Kyle MAGRIN, DNF

Heat Race #3
1. 12 – Brad HERRON; 2. 88 – Shayne PIERCE; 3. 9m – Tyler ANDERSON; 4. 108 – Billy BLEICH; 5.83 – Lee WINGER; 6. 31 Jr. – Michael BOSSE; 7. 13 – Mark SAUL DNF

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 12 – Brad HERRON (6)
2. 88 – Shayne Pierce (13)
3. 108 – Billy BLEICH (7)
4. 9 – Glen LEINEN (11)
5. 95 – Mike WARD (8)
6. 83 – Lee WINGER (10)
7. 40 – Terry OSMOND (2)
8. 37 – Jeremy BEAN (12)
9. 1 – Chris Dickie (17)
10. 44 – Jamie COX (9)
11. 13 – Mark SAUL (22)
12. 17 – Rob DISHER (4)
13. 33 – Colin COURT (20
14. 32 – Rodney RUTHERFORD (19) DNF
15. 55 – Mike THORNE (23)
16. 62 – Brian PESCETTE (15) DNF
17. 24k – Kyle MAGRIN (21) DNF
18. 31Jr. – Michael BOSSE (18) DNF
19. 88J- Jason FONTAINE (14) DNF
20. 9m – Tyler ANDERSON (20) DNF
21. 02 – Erinn BAILEY (16) DNF
22. 31 – Dave BAILEY (1) DNF
23. 8 – Ryan DINNING (5) DNF

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 3. 113 – Mark Thorne 4. 50 Rick Robinson (Brantford), 5. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 6. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton). 7. Kevin HILBORN; 8. 88 – Kelly HALLET, (Wilsonville), 9. 11 – Mike GIBERSON, DNF; 10. 04 – Wyatt VanWART; DNF

Heat Race #2
1. 777x – Steve HESS; 2; Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 3. 11 – Mike TAYLOR; 4. 77x – Ethan MARTIN (Ohsweken); 5. 397 – Cam HILL; 6. Mike EVERS (Caledonia); 7. 55 – Rob SLATER; 8. 9 – Jonathan AYRTON; 9. 05 – Dave GOODACRE 

ESSO MINI-STOCKS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitchell BROWN (10)
2. 7x – Chase HESS (11)
3. 72 Kevin HILBORN (8)
4. 02 Mike TAYLOR (2)
5. 397 – Cam HILL (10)
6. 50 Rick ROBINSON (1)
7. 265 Mike EVERS (12)
8. 86 Rick EMBERSON (4)
9. 113 – Mark THORNE (9)
10. 77x – Ethan MARTIN (2)
11. 27 – Dan STEWART (11)
12. 9 – Jonathan AYRTON (16)
13. 05 – Dave GOODACRE (17)
14. 88 – Kelly HALLET (16)
15. 04 – Wyatt VanWART (19)
16. 55 – Rob SLATER (14)
17. 11 – Mike GIBERSON (18)
18. 28 – Abel CASTELEIN (2)
19. 777x – Steve HESS (3)

BOMBERS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name 
1. 88j Jesse McDonald, 2. 4 – Dale Cooke, 3. 397 – Brad HILL, 4. 113 – Andrew BROWN; 5. 11 Brett PARKHILL 6. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton); 81 Karl Sault (Dundas),

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
ENGINE PRO RACING:
ASCS SPRINTS ON DIRT TOUR from MICHIGAN
PLUS ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, AND BOMBERS
ADULTS $15, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $8, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M.

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