2009 Results, News

REAUME RUSHES TO SUMMER SIZZLER WIN AT OHSWEKEN

By Tommy Goudge (July 31, 2009) – Andrew Reaume has dominated Dirt Late Model competition at South Buxton Raceway lately, and a change of venue to Ohsweken did nothing to slow down the Blenheim-based driver as he raced to a $2,000 victory on Awesome Racewear night at the Speedway. Jamie Cox held off a determined Brad Herron for the ESSO Thunder Stocks win, while Mitchell Brown edged out Steve Hess for ESSO Mini Stock honours, and Karl Sault got the win in the Bomber division.

Ed Carley and Brett Reaume started the twenty-five lap UMP Late Model Summer Sizzler on the front row, but the action quickly slowed as Tim MacKenzie pounded the backstretch wall and retired for the evening. Back under green, Carley took command, but Andrew Reaume was blasting through the pack, and made his way into the lead during the fourth lap. Carley gave chase as the two quickly approached lapped traffic, and Chris Ross was the man on the move, advancing to third by the time the ninth circuit was completed.

Mike Lewis suffered a blown left rear tire on lap sixteen and hit the inside wall in turn one, ending his evening. Back under green, Reaume held the point while Carley, whose car had been smoking all night, gave chase with Ross also in the hunt. On lap twenty-three, Carley pulled off the track with engine problems, leaving Ross to try to chase down Reaume. Ross got one last chance at the win after Paul Rivait’s stopped in turn four to bring out a caution and one lap dash to the finish, but Reaume was able to hold on. Ross settled for second, followed by Brett Reaume, Kirk Hooker, and Joe Field. Heat races for the seventeen Late Models in attendance were claimed by Mark Glassford and Brett Reaume

In ESSO Thunder Stocks action, Kyle Magrin and Mark Thorne started on the front row, but it was Shayne Pierce quickly taking over the lead, with Jamie Cox and a host of others giving chase. Pierce and Billy Bleich entered the night separated by just seven points in the championship standings, and Pierce looked to stand a chance at extending that slim margin, but a flat tire forced him to the pits at the same time as Bleich also pitted. This left Cox out front with Brad Herron giving chase, while Bleich and Pierce diced with traffic and each other at the back of the pack. Despite repeated attempts at the lead, Herron could not get by the Cox machine, and Jamie went on to his second feature win of the season, with Herron second, Lee Winger third, Jeremy Bean fourth, and Mike Ward fifth. Heat races for the nineteen car ESSO Thunder Stock field were claimed by Pierce and Winger.

The ESSO Mini Stocks feature turned into a classic battle between Mitchell Brown and Steve Hess, who traded the lead numerous times during the fifteen lap feature. In the end it was Brown sneaking by Wednesday night feature winner Hess for his eighth feature win of the season, while Hess settled for second, followed by Ethan Martin, Rick Emberson, and Paul Goodale. Heat races for the eighteen ESSO Mini-Stocks were claimed by Rob Slater and Steve Hess.

The Bomber feature was dominated by Jesse McDonald, but a safety equipment infraction resulted in disqualification, handing the win to Karl Sault. Shawn Ireland came home in the runner-up spot.

Kids Box Car races took to the track at intermission, while a big thank-you goes out to ESSO Thunder Stock competitor Rob Disher for giving away two kids bicycles as well!

Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, August 7 when The Rochester Knighthawks present the Art Hill Memorial for ESSO Mini Stocks, along with the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder 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 11 RACE REPORT – July 31, 2009
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – AWESOME RACEWEAR
Race Start: 7:45 P.M.
Race End: 10:25 P.M.

UMP LATE MODELS “SUMMER SIZZLER”
HEAT RACES (Top 4 Redraw for Feature Starting Positions):

Heat Race #1
1. 90 Mark Glassford (Goderich), 2. 1p Darren Peters (Fort Erie), 3. 88 Andrew Reaume (Blenheim), 4. 05 Mike Lewis (Wallaceburg), 5. 7 Jeff Dayman (Welland), 6. 1a Brad Authier (Chatham), 7. rh21 Gregg Haskell (Chatham), 8. 11 Paul Rivait (Tilbury), 9. 60 Dale Glassford (Thamesville). No Time

Heat Race #2
1. 77 Brett Reaume (Blenheim), 2. 38 Kirk Hooker (Chatham) 3. 81 Tim MacKenzie (Chatham), 4. 28 Ed Carley (Freedom, NY), 5. 4j Joe Field (Chatham), 6. 18r Chris Ross (Wallaceburg), 7. 00 Jim Dale, Jr. (Shrewsbury) DNF, 8. rh94 Jason Haskell (Chatham) DNF. No Time

UMP LATE MODEL “SUMMER SIZZLER” FEATURE (25 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)

1. 88 Andrew Reaume (7)
2. 18r Chris Ross (12)
3. 77 Brett Reaume (2)
4. 38 Kirk Hooker (5)
5. 4j Joe Field (10)
6. 90 Mark Glassford (4)
7. 1a Brad Authier (11)
8. 7 Jeff Dayman (9)
9. rh94 Jason Haskell (16)
10. 28 Ed Carley (1) DNF
11. 11 Paul Rivait (15) DNF
12. 05 Mike Lewis (3) DNF
13. 00 Jim Dale, Jr. (14) DNF
14. 1p Darren Peters (6) DNF
15. rh21 Gregg Haskell (13) DNF
16. 60 Dale Glassford (17) DNF
17. 81 Tim MacKenzie (8) DNF
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 88 Shayne Pierce (Wainfleet), 2. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 3. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton), 4. 37Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 5. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 6. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 7. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 8. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 9. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia) DNF

Heat Race #2
1. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 95 Mike Ward (), 3. 108 Billy Bleich (Port Robinson), 4. 13 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 5. 32 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 6. 11 Michelle Johnson (Caledonia), 7. 18 Amanda Stoner (), 8. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford) DNF, 9. 98 Brad Bacher (Hagersville) DNF, 10. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby) DNF

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)

1. 44 Jamie Cox (4)
2. 12 Brad Herron (13)
3. 83 Lee Winger (5)
4. 37 Jeremy Bean (6)
5. 95 Mike Ward (8)
6. 8 Ryan Dinning (11)
7. 24k Kyle Magrin (1)
8. 88 Shayne Pierce (3)
9. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr. (7)
10. 55 Mike Thorne (17)
11. 1 Chris Dickie (16)
12. 98 Brad Bacher (18)
13. 31 Dave Bailey (9)
14. 13 Mark Thorne (2)
15. 18 Amanda Stoner (14)
16. 33 Colin Court (15) DNF
17. 11 Michelle Johnson (12) DNF
18. 17 Rob Disher (19) DNF
19. 32 Rodney Rutherford (10) DNF

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 2. 113 Mark Saul (Hagersville), 3. 50 Rick Robinson (Brantford), 4. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 5. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 6. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 7. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 8. 79 Steve Miller

Heat Race #2
1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 3. 14 Paul Goodale, 4. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 5. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 6. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 7. 88 Drew Spencer (Oakville), 8. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 9. 6x Mike Sarontoke DNF

ESSO MINI-STOCKS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)

1. 10 Mitchell Brown (8)
2. 777x Steve Hess (3)
3. 77x Ethan Martin (2)
4. 86 Rick Emberson (6)
5. 14 Paul Goodale (5)
6. 28 Abel Castelein (18)
7. 72 Kevin Hilborn (12)
8. 50 Rick Robinson (4)
9. 02 Mike Taylor (10)
10. 265 Mike Evers (9)
11. 05 Dave Goodacre (16)
12. 27 Dan Stewart (11)
13. 113 Mark Saul (7)
14. 11 Mike Giberson (13)
15. 79 Steve Miller (15)
16. 88 Drew Spencer (14)
17. 55 Rob Slater (1) DNF
18. 6x Mike Sarontoke (17) DNS

BOMBERS
Heat Race
Position. # Name (Hometown)

1.88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia) 2. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton) 3. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas) 4. 13c Mark Jr., 5. 00 Adam Riedel, 6. 113 Shawn Ireland 7. 03 Bill Rutherford (Waterdown) 8. 15 Brad McCarten, 9. 11 Christine Giberson (Caledonia), 10. 17 Brittany Gyorkery

BOMBERS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name

1. 81 Karl Sault, 2. 113 Shawn Ireland, 3. 13c Mark Jr., 4. 03 Bill Rutherford, 5. 00 Adam Riedel, 6. 15 Brad McCarten, 7. 17 Brittany Gyokery, 8. 11 Christine Giberson, 9. 13 Kacey Huffman DNF, 10. 88j Jesse McDonald DQ

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
THE ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS PRESENT:
THE ART HILL MEMORIAL FOR ESSO MINI STOCKS
PLUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS, ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, BOMBERS,
AND FIRST ANNUAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST
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

SIDES SLIDES TO “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN” VICTORY AT OHSWEKEN

by Tommy Goudge (July 29, 2009) – It seems Jason Sides has taken a liking to Ohsweken Speedway. The Bartlett, Tennessee driver claimed his second feature win in three career starts at the three-eighths mile clay oval on Wednesday night during the second running of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series “Six Nations Showdown”. In ESSO Mini Stock action, Steve Hess held off a determined Trevor Goulding to claim his first feature win of the season.

Jason Meyers and Craig Dollansky started the thirty lap World of Outlaws feature on the front row, and it was Dollansky jumping out to the early lead, while Sides got by Meyers for the runner-up spot before the first lap was completed. With three laps completed, the caution flag flew for the stopped machine of Dave Dykstra in turn four.

Back under green, Sides began to put the pressure on Dollansky, and made what would turn out to be the winning move coming out of turn four on the sixth lap. That move very nearly resulted in disaster as Sides used a slide job on Dollansky to take the lead, and the two made contact in the process. Dollansky did well to hang on and stay within striking distance of Sides, while lapped traffic loomed ahead. Another caution flag on lap ten gave Sides a clear track, but an open red flag on lap sixteen for a Brian Ellenberger rollover allowed all of the teams to work on their cars. Many drivers and teams had planned for the track to dry out as the feature wore on, but the Ohsweken clay had other ideas, forcing them to adjust accordingly.

Back under green again, Sides got off to a strong start and was back in lapped traffic quickly. Donny Schatz was one of the drivers who made changes during the break, and was very competitive in the second half of the event, but a prolonged battle with Dollansky over the runner-up spot cost him too much time, and Sides was able to cruise to the victory without a serious challenge. Schatz settled for second, while Dollansky finished third, followed by Jason Meyers, Jac Haudenschild, Lucas Wolfe, Cody Darrah, Danny Lasoski, Kraig Kinser, and Steve Kinser, who finished outside of the top four in Canada for the first time in his long and distinguished career.

Four track records were broken on the fast Ohsweken surface on Wednesday night, including Joey Saldana with a new time trial record of 12.420 seconds in qualifying for the thirty-nine car field, while Jason Meyers set eight lap heat race and six lap dash race records, and Wayne Johnson completed the twelve lap B-Main in record time. Heat race victories were claimed by Dollansky, Meyers, Daryn Pittman, and Schatz.

Wyatt Van Wart and Mike Taylor started the ESSO Mini Stock feature on the front row, but all eyes were on division points leader Mitchell Brown, who started outside row two. Trevor Goulding and Steve Hess quickly moved up as well, and would become the focus of attention later in the event after Brown dropped out. Goulding and Hess spent much of the last half of the fifteen lap feature side-by-side, but it was Hess coming out with the victory after a close call in lapped traffic with the white flag flying. Goulding would hold on for the runner-up spot, followed by Kevin Hilborn, Matt Deschamps, and Ethan Martin. Heat race victories for the nineteen car field were claimed by Deschamps and Goulding.

Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, July 31 when Awesome Racewear presents the UMP Late Model Summer Sizzler in conjunction with South Buxton Raceway, along with the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers, plus Kids Box Car Races! 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 $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
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES
“SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN”
PRESENTED BY ARROW EXPRESS

TIME TRIAL RESULTS 
Position. # Name (Hometown) Best Lap

1. 9 Joey Saldana (Brownsburg, IN) 12.420 NEW TRACK RECORD
2. 14 Jason Meyers (Clovis, CA) 12.551 
3. r19 Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) 12.646 
4. 6 Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO) 12.647 
5. 7s Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN) 12.650 
6. 59 Erin Crocker (Wilbraham, MA) 12.678 
7. 89 Cody Darrah (Red Lion, PA) 12.717 
8. 20 Kraig Kinser (Bloomington, IN) 12.741 
9. 19 Craig Dollansky (Elk River, MN) 12.750 
10. 11 Steve Kinser (Bloomington, IN) 12.761 
11. 17 Daryn Pittman (Owasso, OK) 12.777 
12. 15 Donny Schatz (Minot, ND) 12.795 
13. 22 Brian Ellenberger (Butler, PA) 12.827 
14. 07x Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK) 12.831 
15. 5w Lucas Wolfe (Mechanicsburg, PA) 12.853 
16. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken) 12.883 
17. 63 Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH) 12.985 
18. 32 Justin Barger (Montrose, NY) 13.062 
19. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY) 13.222 
20. 05 Keith Dempster (Alton) 13.284 
21. 3t Tony Beaber (Gibsonburg, OH) 13.426 
22. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford) 13.522 
23. 71c Jack Helget (Franklinville, NJ) 13.563 
24. 17t Jeff Taylor (Cherry Hill, NJ) 13.626 
25. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne) 13.652 
26. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton) 13.737 
27. 30 Dain Naida (Belleville, MI) 13.740 
28. 14h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick) 13.742 
29. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville) 13.834 
30. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton) 13.885 
31. au77 Brett Milburn (Pearcedale, VIC, Australia) 13.977 
32. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford) 14.024 
33. 36 Mike Stelter (Ontario, NY) 14.204 
34. 21j John Burbridge (Simcoe) 14.242 
35. 83w James Whittaker (Lynden) 14.553 
36. 7m Justin Martin (Shedden) 14.124 
37. 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls) 14.248 
38. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley) 14.783
39. 9jr Tim Zack (Wainfleet) No Time

HEAT RACES
(8 Laps, top 5 finishers transfer to A-MAIN)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 19 Craig Dollansky, 2. 7s Jason Sides, 3. 9 Joey Saldana, 4. 63 Chad Kemenah, 5. 22 Brian Ellenberger, 6. 5d Dave Dykstra, 7. 3t Tony Beaber, 8. 21x Kevin Job, 9. 36 Mike Stelter, 10. 5m Brad Malloy. No Time

HEAT RACE #2
1. 14 Jason Meyers, 2. 11 Steve Kinser, 3. 59 Erin Crocker, 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger, 5. 18 Kevin Loveys, 6. 01 Mikey Kruchka, 7. 21j John Burbridge, 8. O7x Wayne Johnson, 9. 32 Justin Barger, 10. 67 Chris Durand. Time – 1:43.781 NEW TRACK RECORD

HEAT RACE #3
1. 17 Daryn Pittman, 2. 5w Lucas Wolfe, 3. r19 Jac Haudenschild, 4. 1z Jessica Zemken, 5. 89 Cody Darrah, 6. 71c Jack Helget 7. au77 Brett Milburn, 8. 30 Dain Naida, 9. 83w James Whittaker. No Time

HEAT RACE #4
1. 15 Donny Schatz, 2. 20 Kraig Kinser, 3. 0 Glenn Styres 4. 05 Keith Dempster, 5. 6 Danny Lasoski, 6. 14h Tom Huppunen, 7. 27 Jamie Collard, 8. 7m Justin Martin, 9. 17t Jeff Taylor. No Time

DASH
(6 laps, finishing order determines first 10 starting positions of A-Main)

1. 14 Jason Meyers, 2. 19 Craig Dollansky, 3. 7s Jason Sides, 4. r19 Jac Haudenschild, 5. 15 Donny Schatz, 6. 11 Steve Kinser, 7. 9 Joey Saldana, 8. 20 Kraig Kinser, 9. 17 Daryn Pittman, 10. 5w-Lucas Wolfe. Time – 1:16.942 NEW TRACK RECORD

B-MAIN
(12 laps, top 4 finishers transfer to A-Main)

1. 07x Wayne Johnson, 2. 32 Justin Barger, 3. 3t Tony Beaber, 4. 5d Dave Dykstra, 5. 30 Dain Naida, 6. 14h Tom Huppunen, 7. 27 Jamie Collard, 8. au77 Brett Milburn, 9. 21x Kevin Job,10. 36 Mike Stelter, 11. 21j John Burbridge,12. 71c Jack Helget, 13. 83w James Whittaker, 14. 17t Jeff Taylor, 15. 01 Mikey Kruchka, 16. 67 Chris Durand, 17. 7m Justin Martin, 18. 5m Brad Malloy. Time – 2:43.589 NEW TRACK RECORD

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES 
“SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN”
A-FEATURE
(30 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)

1. 7s Jason Sides (3)
2. 15 Donny Schatz (5) 
3. 19 Craig Dollansky (2)
4. 14 Jason Meyers (1)
5. r19 Jac Haudenschild (4) 
6. 5w Lucas Wolfe (10) 
7. 89 Cody Darrah (13) 
8. 6 Danny Lasoski (11)
9, 20 Kraig Kinser (8)
10. 11 Steve Kinser (6)
11. 9 Joey Saldana (7)
12. 17 Daryn Pittman (9) 
13. 63 Chad Kemenah (17)
14. 0 Glenn Styres (16)
15. 59 Erin Crocker (12)
16. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (22) 
17. 05 Keith Dempster (20)
18. 3t Tony Beaber (21) 
19. 18 Kevin Loveys (24)
20. 07x Wayne Johnson (15)
21. 22 Brian Ellenberger (14) 
22. 5d Dave Dykstra (23) 
23. 32 Justin Barger (18)
24. 1z Jessica Zemken (19)

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES
(8 laps, Top 4 finishers redraw for feature starting spots)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 43 Matt Deschamps (Stevensville), 2. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 3. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 5. 113 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 6. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 7. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 8. 14 Paul Goodale DNF, 9. 16 Rob Goulding (Port Colborne) DNF, 10. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia)

HEAT RACE #2
1. 6 Trevor Goulding (Welland), 2. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 3. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 4. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 5. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 6. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 7. 2ez Evan Curtis (Wainfleet), 8. 88 Kelly Hallett (Wilsonville), 9. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton)

ESSO MINI-STOCKS A-FEATURE 
(15 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 777x Steve Hess (6)
2. 6 Trevor Goulding (8)
3. 72 Kevin Hilborn (3)
4. 43 Matt Deschamps (5)
5. 77x Ethan Martin (7)
6. 02 Mike Taylor (2)
7. 2ez Evan Curtis (14)
8. 31 Dave Bailey (10)
9. 113 Mark Thorne (9)
10. 88 Kelly Hallett (15)
11. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (1) DNF
12. 86 Rick Emberson (16) DNF
13. 55 Rob Slater (13) DNF
14. 27 Dan Stewart (11) DNF
15. 10 Mitchell Brown (4) DNF
16. 14 Paul Goodale (16) DNF
17. 16 Rob Goulding (18) DNF
18. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (17) DNF
19. 11 Mike Giberson (19) DNS

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
AWESOME RACEWEAR PRESENTS:
“UMP LATE MODEL SUMMER SIZZLER”
IN CONJUNCTION WITH SOUTH BUXTON RACEWAY
PLUS ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, AND BOMBERS
AND KIDS BOX CAR RACES
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

JASON MEYERS WINS ON NIGHT ONE AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

by Tommy Goudge (July 28, 2009) – The third time was the charm for Jason Meyers at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday night. In two prior visits, the California driver crashed, and then got rained out. Meyers took the lead on lap ten and never looked back on his way to his fifth World of Outlaws Sprint Car series feature win of the season. In ESSO Thunder Stock action, it was Billy Hogue claiming the victory, holding off points leader Shayne Pierce for the win.

Jason Sides and Craig Dollansky started the thirty lap World of Outlaws feature on the front row, and it was Sides – who claimed fast time honours earlier in the night – taking the early lead, while Jason Meyers and Donny Schatz shuffled Craig Dollansky back to fourth. The first caution flag of the event flew with four laps in the book when Cody Darrah spun, and Daryn Pittman hit the backstretch wall, ending his night. 

Back under green flag conditions, Jessica Zemken continued her march to the front, as she had started on the tail and already gained ten spots when the caution flew. Up front, Sides continued to hold court, while Meyers and Schatz diced for the runner-up spot. Another caution flag for Darrah flew on lap nine just as Meyers began to pressure Sides for the lead, while Zemken moved into the top ten.

On the restart, Meyers went to work on Sides, making what would turn out to be the winning pass in turn three. Behind them, the rest of the field was using every inch of space available to dice for position, and finally ran out of room on the front straight during lap twelve. Getting the worst of the exchange were Tom Huppunen and Chad Kemenah, while Sides ran over debris from the accident and cut down his right rear tire. Kemenah and Sides would make repairs and return, while Huppunen was done for the night.

Back to green again, it was Schatz giving chase while Meyers continued to lead. At halfway, the leaders were working lapped traffic and Meyers was able to extend the gap, followed by Schatz, Dollansky, Steve Kinser, and Jac Haudenschild. Glenn Styres spun in turn two on lap nineteen to bring out the final caution of the event, moving Schatz back to within striking distance of Meyers once again.

Schatz closed to within just a few feet of Meyers on a handful of occasions during the last ten laps, but was not able to get by. With the white flag flying, Meyers made a bold move in lapped traffic to seal the victory, while Schatz came home second, followed by Dollansky, Steve Kinser, and Haudenschild. Rounding out the top ten were Joey Saldana in sixth after starting nineteenth, Jessica Zemken seventh after starting twenty-fourth, Jason Sides eighth after restarting at the rear of the field, Justin Barger ninth, and Danny Lasoski tenth. Jason Sides was the fastest of forty entrants in time trials with a lap of 14.695 seconds, while heat races were claimed by Kraig Kinser, Meyers, Schatz, and Barger. Zemken claimed the C-Main, while Wayne Johnson won the B-Main.

Twenty-seven cars were on hand for the ESSO Thunder Stocks companion event on Tuesday night, with Kirk Wilson and Shayne Pierce starting on the front row. Wilson led in the early going, while the field diced three and sometimes four wide behind him. Eleventh place starter Billy Hogue was the man on the move, utilizing the bottom groove to quickly make his way forward. Hogue took over the lead and was chased by Shayne Pierce and Billy Bleich through lapped traffic for much of the last half of the race. Hogue looked to have the race in hand with one lap to go, but a caution flag bunched the field and gave the rest of the field one last shot. On the restart, Pierce dove low in turn one but came up short as Hogue held on for the feature win, while Rob Disher nipped Bleich at the line for third, and Brad Herron came home fifth. Heat races were claimed by Ryan Dinning, Mark Fawcett, and Hogue.

Ohsweken Speedway and the World of Outlaws get back to action Wednesday night with the second running of the “Six Nations Showdown”, featuring another complete World of Outlaws Sprint Car series championship points event, plus the ESSO Mini Stocks! Plenty of good seats remain available. Adult reserved seats are $40, while Adult general admission tickets are $20. Reserved seats for Kids 12 and Under are $20, and general admission tickets for Kids 12 and Under are $15. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES
PRESENTED BY ARROW EXPRESS

TIME TRIAL RESULTS
Position. # Name (Hometown) Best Lap

1. 7s Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN) 14.695
2. 14 Jason Meyers (Clovis, CA) 14.787
3. 15 Donny Schatz (Minot, ND) 14.879
4. 17 Daryn Pittman (Owasso, OK) 14.933
5. 89 Cody Darrah (Red Lion, PA) 15.087
6. 19 Craig Dollansky (Elk River, MN) 15.090
7. 6 Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO) 15.129
8. 07x Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK) 15.140
9. 11 Steve Kinser (Bloomington, IN) 15.276
10. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford) 15.298
11. 22 Brian Ellenberger (Butler, PA) 15.324
12. 32 Justin Barger (Montrose, NY) 15.410
13. 20 Kraig Kinser (Bloomington, IN) 15.446
14. 36 Mike Stelter (Ontario, NY) 15.466
15. r19 Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) 15.517
16. 5w Lucas Wolfe (Mechanicsburg, PA) 15.652
17. 05 Keith Dempster (Alton) 15.673
18. 63 Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH) 15.685
19. 14h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick) 15.730
20. 9 Joey Saldana (Brownsburg, IN) 15.747
21. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colbourne) 15.811
22. 17t Jeff Taylor (Cherry Hill, NJ) 15.922
23. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken) 16.081
24. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby) 16.137
25. au77 Brett Milburn (Pearcedale, VIC, Australia) 16.153
26. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville) 16.306
27. 3t Tony Beaber (Gibsonburg, OH) 16.357
28. 30 Dain Naida (Belleville, MI) 16.393
29. 59 Erin Crocker (Wilbraham, MA) 16.410
30. 71C Jack Helget (Franklinville, NJ) 16.424
31. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton) 16.533
32. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford) 16.559
33. 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls) 16.694
34. 21j John Burbridge (Simcoe) 16.833
35. 83w James Whittaker (Lynden) 17.095
36. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton) 19.915
37. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY) 22.911
38. 7m Justin Martin (Shedden) 16.182
39. f37 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY) 16.603
40. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley) 16.930

HEAT RACES
(8 Laps, top 5 finishers transfer to A-Main)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 20 Kraig Kinser, 2. 11 Steve Kinser, 3. 7s Jason Sides, 4. 89 Cody Darrah, 5. 5d Dave Dykstra, 6. au77 Brett Milburn. 7. 59 Erin Crocker, 8. 05 Keith Dempster, 9. 1z Jessica Zemken, 10. 5m Brad Malloy. Time – 1:51.645

HEAT RACE #2
1. 14 Jason Meyers, 2. 19 Craig Dollansky, 3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger, 4. 63 Chad Kemenah, 5. 17t Jeff Taylor, 6. 21x Kevin Job, 7. 36 Mike Stelter, 8. 71c Jack Helget, 9. 7m Justin Martin, 10. 21j John Burbridge. Time – 1:54.653

HEAT RACE #3
1. 15 Donny Schatz, 2. r19 Jac Haudenschild, 3. 6 Danny Lasoski, 4. 22 Brian Ellenberger, 5. 0 Glenn Styres, 6. 14h Tom Huppunen, 7. 01 Mikey Kruchka, 8. 3t Tony Beaber. 9. 83w James Whittaker, 10. f37 Jim Porter. Time – 1:56.977

HEAT RACE #4
1. 32 Justin Barger, 2. 5w Lucas Wolfe, 3. 17 Daryn Pittman, 4. 9 Joey Saldana, 5. 30 Dain Naida, 6. 07x-Wayne Johnson, 7. 27 Jamie Collard, 8. 71 Travis Cunningham, 9. 67 Chris Durand, 10. 18 Kevin Loveys. No Time

DASH
(6 laps, finishing order determines first 10 starting positions in A-Main)
1. 7s Jason Sides, 2. 19 Craig Dollansky, 3. 15 Donny Schatz, 4. 14 Jason Meyers, 5. 11 Steve Kinser, 6. 32 Justin Barger, 7. r19 Jac Haudenschild, 8. 5w Lucas Wolfe, 9. 17 Daryn Pittman, 10. 20 Kraig Kinser. Time – 1:26.998

C-MAIN
(8 laps, top 2 finishers transfer to B-main)
1. 1z Jessica Zemken, 2. 5m Brad Malloy, 3. 18 Kevin Loveys, 4. 83w James Whittaker, 5. 21j John Burbridge, 6. f37 Jim Porter, 7. 67 Chris Durand, 8. 7m Justin Martin. Time – 2:00.312

B-MAIN
(12 laps, top 4 finishers transfer to A-feature)

1. 07x Wayne Johnson, 2. 14h Tom Huppunen, 3. 05 Keith Dempster, 4. 1z Jessica Zemken, 5. 59 Erin Crocker, 6. 36 Mike Stelter, 7 71c Jack Helget, 8. 3t Tony Beaber, 9. 01 Mikey Kruchka, 10. au77 Brett Milburn, 11. 21x Kevin Job, 12. 27 Jamie Collard, 13. 71 Travis Cunningham, 14. 5m Brad Malloy. No Time
WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES A-MAIN
(30 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)

1. 14 Jason Meyers (4)
2. 15 Donny Schatz(3),
3. 19 Craig Dollansky (2)
4. 11 Steve Kinser (5)
5. r19 Jac Haudenschild(7)
6. 9 Joey Saldana (19)
7. 1z Jessica Zemken (24)
8. 7s Jason Sides(1 )
9. 32 Justin Barger (6)
10. 6 Danny Lasoski (12)
11. 20 Kraig Kinser (10)
12. 07x Wayne Johnson (13)
13. 5w Lucas Wolfe (8)
14. 22 Brian Ellenberger (15)
15. 5d Dave Dykstra (20)
16. 05 Keith Dempster (16)
17. 0 Glenn Styres (22)
18. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (14)
19. 63 Chad Kemenah (17)
20. 14h Tom Huppunen (18)
21. 30 Dain Naida (23)
22. 17t Jeff Taylor (21)
23. 89 Cody Darrah (11)
24. 17 Daryn Pittman (9)

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS

HEAT RACES
(8 laps, Top 4 finishers redraw for feature starting spots)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 3. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 4. 11 Michelle Johnson (Caledonia), 5. 9 Tyler Anderson (St. Catharines), 6. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 7. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 8. 57 Murray Nichols (Hamilton), 9. 32 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown)

HEAT RACE #2
1. 32x Mark Fawcett (Canfield), 2. 4k Kevin Knapp (St. Catharines), 3. 98 Brad Bacher (Hagersville), 4. 5 Devin Habiuk (Thorold), 5. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 6. 16 Brent Begolo (Thorold), 7. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 8. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton) DNS

HEAT RACE #3
1. 48h Billy Hogue (Dain City), 2. 88 Shayne Pierce (Wainfleet), 3. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 4. 08 Kirk Wilson (Port Robinson), 5. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 6. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 7. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 8. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 9. 18 Amanda Stoner (Mount Hope), 10. 62 Brian Pescetti (Stoney Creek)

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE
(20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)

1. 48h Billy Hogue (11)
2. 88 Shayne Pierce (2)
3. 17 Rob Disher (7)
4. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (4)
5. 12 Brad Herron (12)
6. 08 Kirk Wilson (1)
7. 16 Brent Begolo (17)
8. 8 Ryan Dinning (10)
9. 83 Lee Winger (16)
10. 37 Jeremy Bean (15)
11. 40 Terry Osmond (14)
12. 57 Murray Nichols (22)
13. 11 Michelle Johnson (3)
14. 31 Dave Bailey (21)
15. 1 Chris Dickie (20)
16. 5 Devin Habiuk (6)
17. 44 Jamie Cox (18)
18. 32x Mark Fawcett (5) DNF
19. 98 Brad Bacher (9) DNF
20. 4k Kevin Knapp (8) DNF
21. 62 Brian Pescetti (25) DNF
22. 33 Colin Court (23) DNF
23. 55 Mike Thorne (19) DNF
24. 32 Rodney Rutherford (26) DNF
25. 9 Tyler Anderson (13) DNF
26. 18 Amanda Stoner (24) DNF
27. 24k Kyle Magrin (27) DNS

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2009 Results, News

HUPPUNEN, DINNING, BROWN, AND RUTHERFORD MID-SEASON CHAMPS AT OHSWEKEN

By Tommy Goudge (July 10, 2009) – A wild evening of racing ensued at Ohsweken Speedway in the Mid-Season Championship event presented by Wiseco Performance and Evers Financial Group. When the checkered flag fell, three familiar faces and two new ones had visited Engine Pro Winner’s Circle, while the rest will try again next week when Christmas in July comes to Ohsweken featuring a toy drive, visit from Santa, and autograph night, along with the Southern Ontario Sprints Tour and a regular card of racing!

In Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car action, Mikey Kruchka and Jamie Collard led the field to the green flag, but the red flag quickly came out for a hard crash involving Dain Naida in turn two. Naida was shaken up and made a trip to the hospital, but was released and back at the track later in the evening. Also involved in the incident were Keith Dempster, Stan Zanchin, and John Burbridge, Jr. who took their cars to the pits for repairs, but would return, albeit at the back of the pack.

Back under green flag conditions again, Collard took the early lead and began to stretch out his advantage, while Kruchka and teammate Kevin Loveys battled for the runner-up spot. Behind them, division points leader Tom Huppunen was making a beeline to the front after starting thirteenth. Another red flag came out on lap five when Wayne Ashton’s car tipped over on the front stretch, and Adam West took his car to the infield with broken steering.

Back to green again, Huppunen had made his way to fifth. With eight laps in the books, Kevin Job and Huppunen both got by Loveys, while behind them Glenn Styres had moved into seventh after starting eighteenth. Huppunen then made his way around Job on lap twelve and looked to put the pressure on Kruchka, who was in turn trying to get by Collard for the race lead. 

On lap fourteen, Kruchka made his move, blasting by Collard on the outside while Huppunen got by for the runner-up spot three laps later. Huppunen wasted little time after that, passing Kruchka for the lead on lap nineteen and driving away for his fifth feature win of the season. Kruchka kept the second spot, while Collard hung on for third, followed by Styres and Keith Dempster in fifth. Heat races for the twenty-two Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars were claimed by Kevin Job, Travis Cunningham, and Keith Dempster.

The ESSO Thunder Stocks got their twenty-five lap feature underway with Kyle Magrin and Mike Thorne on the front row, and it was Thorne getting the lead. Jamie Cox and a host of others were on the move, however, and Thorne began to drop through the pack as the race wore on. Cox took over the lead, but was feeling pressure from Ryan Dinning on the outside. Midway through the race, Cox got loose coming out of turn four and Dinning made contact with Cox’s #44. Cox spun out of the lead, but got his car going again to keep the green flag out. Dinning held the lead through a couple of late race cautions to come home with the feature win, his first in the Thunder Stock division, while Brad Herron, Jeremy Bean, Shayne Pierce, and Billy Bleich, Jr. rounded out the top five. Heat races for the seventeen ESSO Thunder Stocks were won by Herron and Dinning.

ESSO Mini Stocks action began with Paul Goodale and Cam Hill on the front row, with Goodale taking a lead he would hold through much of the twenty lap event…that is until Mitchell Brown once again showed up at the front of the pack. Brown, Abel Castelein, and Trevor Goulding all looked to be contenders for the feature win, but it was Brown coming out of the battle with the lead late in the event, while Castelein, Goodale, Goulding, and Mike Taylor would come home in the top five. Heat races for the twenty-four ESSO Mini Stocks in attendance were claimed by Castelein, Goodale, and Steve Hess.

Vintage Cars made an appearance, bringing eleven fine-looking machines including Illinois driver Phil Claussen. Claussen started at the tail of the ten lap feature, but had no intention of staying there and quickly made his way to the front, where three wide action ensued. Claussen got by the #6 of Lowry Siemens and drove away with the win, while Siemens finished second. Claussen also won the heat race for the vintage cars.

A wild Bomber feature that began with Adam Riedel leading much of the race ended with Rodney Rutherford taking his second win of the season, while Riedel settled for second followed by Jesse McDonald, Kacey Huffman, and Karl Sault.

Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, July 17 when Gales Auto Aftermarket presents Christmas in July with the Southern Ontario Sprints Tour, along with the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers, plus Autograph Night and a visit from Santa! 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! Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Christmas in July toy drive and receive $5 off Adult admission or $2 off Seniors/Students admission. 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 9 RACE REPORT – July 10, 2009
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSORS – WISECO PERFORMANCE AND EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (Top 5 Transfer To A-Feature, Top 4 Redraw for Feature Starting Spots):

BS&B RADIATOR Heat Race #1
1. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 2. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 3. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 4. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 5. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 6. 57 Doug Bowman (London), 7. 01m Jason Martin (Shedden). Time – 1:54.954

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL Heat Race #2
1. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 2. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (Simcoe), 3. 6n Dain Naida (Belleville, MI), 4. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 5. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 6. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 7. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford) DNF. No Time

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS Heat Race #3
1. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton), 3. 3 Wayne Ashton (Kitchener), 4. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 6. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 7. 23 Steve Garry (Dundas), 8. 84 Tyler Rand (Consecon) DNS. Time – 1:52.840

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 12c Tom Huppunen (13)
2. 01 Mikey Kruchka (1)
3. 27 Jamie Collard (2)
4. 0 Glenn Styres (18)
5. 5 Keith Dempster (10)
6. 21x Kevin Job (11)
7. 5d Dave Dykstra (9)
8. 18 Kevin Loveys (4)
9. 71 Travis Cunningham (8)
10. 90 James Evans (14)
11. 94 Stan Zanchin (6)
12. 57 Doug Bowman (16)
13. 14h Jim Huppunen (15)
14. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (12)
15. 67 Chris Durand (17)
16. 84 Tyler Rand (22)
17. 23 Steve Garry (21) DNF
18. 01m Jason Martin (19) DNF
19. 3 Wayne Ashton (5) DNF
20. 30 Adam West (7) DNF
21. 6n Dain Naida (3) DNF
22. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (20) DNS
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 2. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 4. 4k Kevin Knapp (St. Catharines), 5. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 6. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 7. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 8. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge) DNF

Heat Race #2
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 88 Shayne Pierce (Wainfleet), 3. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 4. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 5. 13 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 6. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 7. 11 Mike Azzopardi, 8. 18 Amanda Stoner (Mount Hope), 9. 98 Brad Bacher (Hagersville)

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (3)
2. 12 Brad Herron (5)
3. 37 Jeremy Bean (7)
4. 88 Shayne Pierce (6)
5. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr. (11)
6. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
7. 98 Brad Bacher (16)
8. 44 Jamie Cox (4)
9. 83 Lee Winger (9)
10. 17 Rob Disher (13)
11. 1 Chris Dickie (12)
12. 4k Kevin Knapp (8)
13. 13 Mark Thorne (10) DNF
14. 18 Amanda Stoner (15) DNF
15. 24k Kyle Magrin (1) DNF
16. 11 Mike Azzopardi (14) DNF
17. 40 Terry Osmond (17) DNS

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 3. 88 Drew Spencer (Oakville), 4. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 5. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 6. 113 Mark Maidment (Jarvis), 7. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 8. 55 Kevin Slater (Dundas)

Heat Race #2
1. 14 Paul Goodale, 2. 6 Trevor Goulding (Welland), 3. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 4. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 5. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 6. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 7. 50 Rick Robinson (Brantford), 8. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton)

Heat Race #3
1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 397 Cam Hill (Ohsweken), 3. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 4. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 5. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 6. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 7. 39 Jim Cochrane (Drumbo), 8. 01 Mark Da Silva

ESSO MINI-STOCKS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
PRESENTED BY EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitchell Brown (11)
2. 28 Abel Castelein (10)
3. 14 Paul Goodale (1)
4. 6 Trevor Goulding (12)
5. 02 Mike Taylor (9)
6. 72 Kevin Hilborn (8)
7. 86 Rick Emberson (5)
8. 265 Mike Evers (6)
9. 31 Dave Bailey (23)
10. 50 Rick Robinson (17)
11. 05 Dave Goodacre (14)
12. 11 Mike Giberson (4)
13. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (15)
14. 77x Ethan Martin (16)
15. 27 Dan Stewart (13)
16. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (19)
17. 113 Mark Maidment (22)
18. 01 Mark Da Silva (20)
19. 39 Jim Cochrane (18)
20. 88 Drew Spencer (3)
21. 777x Steve Hess (7) DNF
22. 397 Cam Hill (2) DNF
23. 7x Chase Hess (21) DNF
24. 55 Kevin Slater (24) DNS

VINTAGE CARS
HEAT RACE (8 Laps)

1. 9c Phil Claussen (Oakbrook, IL), 2. 00 Bill Harju (Fisherville), 3. 6 Lowry Siemens (Dunnville), 4. 24 Harold Sonnenburg (Sherkston), 5. #37, 6. 50 Bob Leguee (Chatham), 7. 4 Charles Voit (Buffalo, NY), 8. 69 Mike Leguee (Chatham), 9. 16 Daryl Bray (Rainham Centre), 10. 400 Jim Atkins (Smithville), 11. 12 Ken Kapp

VINTAGE CARS FEATURE (10 laps)
1. 9c Phil Claussen (11), 2. 6 Lowry Siemens (9), 3. #37 (7), 4. 00 Bill Harju (10), 5. 16 Daryl Bray (3), 6. 24 Harold Sonnenburg (8), 7. 400 Jim Atkins (2), 8. 50 Bob Leguee (6), 9. 4 Charles Voit (5), 10. 69 Mike Leguee (11) DNF, 11. 12 Ken Kapp DNS

BOMBERS A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Position. # Name (Hometown)
1. 03 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 2. 113 Adam Reidel (Burlington), 3. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 4. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 5. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 6. 13c Brittany Gyorky, 7. 15 Brad McCarten 

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2009 Results, News

HUPPUNEN HAULS IN $3000 NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS VICTORY AT OHSWEKEN; DISHER, BROWN, AND SAULT ALSO WIN FEATURES

by Tommy Goudge (July 3, 2009) – Tom Huppunen continued to hold a hot hand at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night, claiming the $3000 winner’s share of the second annual Northern Summer Nationals for sprint cars presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising. In Thunder Stock action, Rob Disher scored a popular victory, while Mitchell Brown nosed out Abel Castelein for the Mini Stock win, and Karl Sault claimed Bomber feature win honours. The races were completed despite a rain delay of over an hour after the heat races were completed, but the wait was worth it for both fans and drivers as a great night of racing ensued.

The twenty-five lap Northern Summer Nationals feature began with Ryan Grubaugh and Bobby Breen on the front row, and it was Breen jumping out to the early lead. Before a lap could be completed, Bubba Broderick flipped in turn two to bring out the red flag. Broderick emerged uninjured and in fact came close to making repairs and getting back in the race, but was a few moments too late. 

With the green flag back out, the action quickly heated up, and the driver on the move early on was Dustin Daggett. After receiving the eighth starting position in the “outlaw style” redraw in which drivers chose each other’s starting spots, Daggett wasted no time getting to the front and was in second behind Breen by the time the third lap was completed.

Huppunen, meanwhile, had been given the seventh starting spot, and worked his way through the field at a more methodical pace, taking over the fourth spot by the time another red flag waved, this time for a hard crash between Derek Jonathon and Brad Malloy in turn two. Both drivers climbed from their damaged machines, but were done for the night.

Back under green again, Bryan Howland began to make his presence known, and got by Daggett for the runner-up spot on lap nine. Howland then went to work on race-long leader Breen, passing him on the twelfth lap and setting sail out front, while Breen, Daggett, and Huppunen jockeyed for position behind him. On lap eighteen, Breen spun in turn two, but somehow managed to keep his car under power and stayed in the top ten. 

As the race began to wind down, Huppunen was finally able to get clear of Daggett, but looked to be too far behind Howland to do anything in the remaining handful of laps. Misfortune struck for Howland during lap twenty-two, however, as his front wing mounts came loose, allowing the wing to flip up and obscure his vision. Howland was forced to pull to the infield, while Huppunen inherited the lead and held on for the victory. Daggett followed in second, while Glenn Styres, Dain Naida, and Jared Zimbardi completed the top five. Heat race wins for the thirty-seven Sprint Cars in action were claimed by Kevin Job, Bobby Breen, Styres, and Jared Zimbardi, while Dave Dykstra, Howland, Daggett, and Grubaugh claimed qualifying race victories, and James Evans was the Consi winner.

Brad Bacher and Mike Thorne began the ESSO Thunder Stock feature on the front row, and it was Mike Thorne taking the early lead, which he would hold late into the race. Behind him the action was fast and furious as Ryan Dinning held off a gaggle of drivers for the second spot, including Rob Disher, Jamie Cox, Brad Herron, and eventually Billy Bleich, Jr. who made his way to the front after starting fifteenth. Thorne looked to be on his way to his first career feature win, but a flat right front tire would end his bid for victory. Rob Disher inherited the lead, and held off all challengers for the remaining laps, to claim a first career victory of his own. He was followed to the line by Cox, Bleich, Dinning, and Herron. Heat races for the nineteen cars in competition were taken by Disher and Thorne.

In ESSO Mini Stock action, Abel Castelein quickly made his way to the front and tried to get away, but behind him Mitchell Brown, Rob Hoskins, Mike Evers, Rick Emberson, and others were also on the move. Castelein held the lead until the late stages of the race, when Brown was able to sneak by and nose out Castelein for the feature win, while Hoskins settled for third, followed by Dave Goodacre and Kevin Hilborn. Heat races for the twenty-one Mini Stocks were won by Hoskins, Castelein, and Brown.

The Bombers had another entertaining race on Friday, and for awhile it seemed Rodney Rutherford was going to win his second consecutive feature, but lapped traffic and mechanical issues proved to be his undoing. Karl Sault took over the lead and held on for his second feature win of the season, followed by Jesse McDonald, Rutherford, Brad Hill, and Kacey Huffman.

Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, July 10 when Wiseco Pistons presents Mid-Season Championships night, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks presented by Evers Financial, Bombers, and Vintage Cars! 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 8 RACE REPORT – JULY 3, 2009
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING

HEAT RACES (8 laps):
BS&B RADIATOR Heat Race #1

1. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 2. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 3. 6n Dain Naida (Bellville, MI), 4. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 5. 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls), 6. 52 Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY), 7. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 8. 57 Doug Bowman (London), 9. f37 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY), 10. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (Simcoe). No Time

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL Heat Race #2
1. 9 Bobby Breen (Savannah, NY), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 3. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 4. 5x Bubba Broderick (Brookfield, CT), 5. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford), 6. 81 Derek Jonathon (Lewiston, NY), 7. 38 Brad Knab (Delevan, NY), 8. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 9. 24k Devin Caron (Cornwall). No Time

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS Heat Race #3
1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 36 Mike Stelter (Ontario, NY), 3. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 4. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton), 5. 0x Brett Mann (Goshen, IN), 6. 8 Blake Breen (Savannah, NY), 7. 21 Don Adamczyk (Williamsville, NY), 8. 9jr Tim Zack (Dain City), 9. 3 Wayne Ashton (Kitchener). No Time

AWESOME RACEWEAR Heat Race #4
1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 2. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 3. 51 Bryan Howland (Auburn, NY), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI), 6. 47x Louie Carufel (Port Huron, MI), 7. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 8. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford), 9. 00 Ryan Grubaugh (St. Johns, MI). Time – 1:56.553

QUALIFYING RACES 
(10 laps – Top 24 in combined heat/qualifier passing points transfer to A-Main, Top 8 redraw for feature starting spots)
Qualifier #1

1. 5d Dave Dykstra, 2. 9 Bobby Breen, 3. 0 Glenn Styres, 4. 7 Kyle Moffit, 5. 0x Brett Mann, 6. 47x Louie Carufel, 7. 38 Brad Knab, 8. 3 Wayne Ashton. Time – 2:17.335 NEW TRACK RECORD

Qualifier #2
1. 51 Bryan Howland, 2. 12c Tom Huppunen, 3. 8 Blake Breen, 4. 5x Bubba Broderick, 5. 5 Keith Dempster, 6. 27 Jamie Collard, 7. 90 James Evans, 8. 94 Stan Zanchin, 9. 9jr Tim Zack. No Time

Qualifier #3
1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 6n Dain Naida, 3. 36 Mike Stelter, 4. 71 Travis Cunningham, 5. 81 Derek Jonathon, 6. 18 Kevin Loveys, 7. f37 Jim Porter, 8. 67 Chris Durand, 9. 24k Devin Caron. Time – 2:18.524

Qualifier #4
1. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger, 4. 21x Kevin Job, 5. 5m Brad Malloy, 6. 52 Scott Kreutter, 7. 14h Jim Huppunen, 8. 57 Doug Bowman, 9. 01 Mikey Kruchka. No Time

CONSI
(Top 2 Transfer To A-Feature)
1. 90 James Evans, 2. 52 Scott Kreutter, 3. 3 Wayne Ashton, 4. 27 Jamie Collard, 5. 57 Doug Bowman, 6. 38 Brad Knab, 7. 24k Devin Caron, 8. 67 Chris Durand, 9. f37 Jim Porter DNS, 10. 01 Mikey Kruchka DNS, 11. 9jr Tim Zack DNS, 12. 21 Don Adamczyk DNS, 13. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. DNS. No Time

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 
“NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS” A-FEATURE (25 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 12c Tom Huppunen (7)
2. 2m Dustin Daggett (8)
3. 0 Glenn Styres (6)
4. 6n Dain Naida (4)
5. 35 Jared Zimbardi (10)
6. 9 Bobby Breen (2)
7. 5d Dave Dykstra (3)
8. 8 Blake Breen (13)
9. 0x Brett Mann (20)
10. 71 Travis Cunningham (12)
11. 7 Kyle Moffit (14)
12. 36 Mike Stelter (9)
13. 21x Kevin Job (11)
14. 94 Stan Zanchin (17)
15. 5 Keith Dempster (18)
16. 90 James Evans (25)
17. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (15)
18. 52 Scott Kreutter (26)
19. 51 Bryan Howland (5)
20. 14h Jim Huppunen (22)
21. 47x Louie Carufel (21)
22. 00 Ryan Grubaugh (1)
23. 81 Derek Jonathon (23)
24. 5m Brad Malloy (19)
25. 18 Kevin Loveys (24)
26. 5x Bubba Broderick (16)
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ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 2. 31jr Michael Bosse (St. Catharines), 3. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 4. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 5. 98 Brad Bacher (Hagersville), 6. 397 Brent Hill (Ohsweken), 7. 5h Devin Habiuk (Thorold), 8. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 9. 13 Mark Saul (Hagersville)

Heat Race #2
1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 3. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 4. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 5. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 6. 88 Shayne Pierce (Wainfleet), 7. 1 Chris Dickie (Branford), 8. 31b Barry Blanchard (Welland), 9. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 10. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton)

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 17 Rob Disher (3)
2. 44 Jamie Cox (5)
3. 108jr Billy Bleich, Jr. (15)
4. 8 Ryan Dinning (4)
5. 12 Brad Herron (7)
6. 83 Lee Winger (10)
7. 37 Jeremy Bean (8)
8. 88 Shayne Pierce (12)
9. 98 Brad Bacher (1)
10. 31jr Michael Bosse (6)
11. 1 Chris Dickie (14)
12. 40 Terry Osmond (9)
13. 31b Barry Blanchard (16)
14. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
15. 33 Colin Court (17)
16. 5h Devin H (13)
17. 24k Kyle Magrin (18)
18. 13 Mark Saul (19)
19. 397 Brent Hill (11)

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 14 Paul Goodale, 3. 397 Cam Hill (Ohsweken), 4. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 5. 15 Matthew Dean (Hamilton), 6. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 7. 88 Drew Spencer (Oakville)

Heat Race #2
1. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 2. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 4. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 5. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 6. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 7. 50 Rick Robinson (Brantford)

Heat Race #3
1. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley), 2. 05 David Goodacre (Brantford), 3. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 4. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 6. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), 7. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford)

ESSO MINI-STOCKS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitchell Brown (9)
2. 28 Abel Castelein (8)
3. 37 Rob Hoskins (7)
4. 05 David Goodacre (2)
5. 72 Kevin Hilborn (21)
6. 86 Rick Emberson (3)
7. 265 Mike Evers (4)
8. 50 Rick Robinson (20)
9. 31 Dave Bailey (12)
10. 02 Mike Taylor (10)
11. 27 Dan Stewart (14)
12. 14 Paul Goodale (1)
13. 11 Mike Giberson (15)
14. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (18)
15. 15 Matthew Dean (13)
16. 77x Ethan Martin (16)
17. 777x Steve Hess (11)
18. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (5)
19. 55 Rob Slater (17)
20. 88 Drew Spencer (19)
21. 397 Cam Hill (6)

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

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009
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“MID SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS” 
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PLUS EVERS FINANCIAL PRESENTS “MID SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP” FOR ESSO MINI STOCKS
ADULTS $10, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $8, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
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