2009 Results, News

RAIN HITS OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY DURING CAFÉ 54 NIGHT; DOUBLE FEATURES NEXT WEEK!

By Tommy Goudge (August 28, 2009) – The August 28 edition of Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder presented by Café 54 was rained out after seven events were completed. The rest of the program was cancelled according to the rain policy and no rain checks will be honoured, however next week’s edition of Friday Night Thunder will now feature extra racing!

Next Friday’s events will include double features for the Bombers, ESSO Mini Stocks, and ESSO Thunder Stocks, with the first feature line ups locked in from tonight’s heat race results. After those features are complete, a full program will be offered for the regular stock car divisions, including the season championship event for the Thunder Stocks. 

The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car action will also see the first of twin 15 features run with the line up that was established from tonight’s heat races. Three spots remain open at the tail of the first feature for any team wishing to compete in next Friday’s program. If more than three additional cars are in attendance to try to fill these positions, they will complete a B Main of equivalent laps, depending on the number of cars entered.

Tickets are on sale now for the Fifth Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, coming up September 17, 18, and 19! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and call 1-888-720-RACE to order yours today! It was announced recently that the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers will join the Empire Super Sprints tour on Thursday, September 17, contesting their final points night of the 2009 season.

Friday Night Thunder at Ohsweken Speedway offers affordable family entertainment just a short drive away from most mid-western Ontario locations. Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, September 4 when HRW Automotive presents the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, plus the ESSO Thunder Stocks Season Championship, along with the ESSO Mini Stocks, Bombers, and Kids Box Car races!

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.

2009 Results, News

FRESH FACES FIND THEIR WAY TO OHSWEKEN VICTORY LANE

by Tommy Goudge (August 21, 2009) – Two drivers visited Ohsweken Speedway’s Engine Pro Racing Winner’s Circle for the first time in 2009 on Gales Auto Aftermarket/ESSO Speedway Variety night. In a fast-paced program that finished just after ten o’clock, Keith Dempster snapped a two year winless streak in the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division, while Lee Winger edged out Jamie Cox for the ESSO Thunder Stock victory. Mitchell Brown was credited with the ESSO Mini Stock win after Kevin Hilborn’s #72 failed post race technical inspection, and Karl Sault won another feature in the Bomber division. Special Flag Pole and Backwards races were also run on Friday, with Chris Hils claiming Flag Pole honours and Steven Hils winning the backwards race.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
The Corr/Pak Sprint Cars were back in action on Friday night after a week off, and a big shakeup in the top five championship chasers was expected, with Kevin Job sitting out due to engine problems, and Glenn Styres sidelined as well.

Stan Zanchin and rookie Travis Cunningham led the field to the green flag, and it was Zanchin getting the early lead, but he would not hold it for long. Cunningham made his way into the lead on lap three and stayed out front for the next seven circuits while the rest of the field jockeyed for position. Fourth place starter Keith Dempster was on the move early as well, taking over the second spot with four laps in the books, while Jamie Collard, Brad Knab, Dain Naida, Mikey Kruchka, points leader Tom Huppunen, and Kevin Loveys were also looking good.

The only caution flag of the race flew on lap eight when Loveys spun to a stop in turn two. When the race went back green, Dempster wasted little time and made his way around the outside of Cunningham into the lead on lap ten. Cunningham was left to fight off the advances of Knab, who was having the best run of his season, while Kruchka and Collard looked to continue their strong runs of late.

Dempster would go on the claim his first Sprint Car feature win in over two years, while Knab finished a season-best second, followed by Kruchka, Cunningham, and Naida. Points leader and six time feature winner Tom Huppunen looked fast early on, but a broken front wing resulted in a seventh place finish for Fred Cade’s hired gun.

“It’s about time!” exclaimed Keith in victory lane while the jubilant Styres Racing crew mobbed the veteran driver. “Glenn (Styres) was up in the tower texting me tonight. He kept saying ‘move up higher’ and it worked!” “These wins are for the crew,” he continued, “They are the unsung heroes of racing.”

Heat races for the twenty-one car field were claimed by Dempster, Naida, and Ryan Hunsinger. 

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
Mark Thorne and Rob Disher led the field to the green flag for twenty laps of exciting ESSO Thunder Stock action on Friday, and the two drivers quickly went to to work racing for the lead. It wasn’t long before the usual suspects such as Shayne Pierce, Jamie Cox, and Billy Bleich began to make their presence known in the top five, however, but the real story was with Lee Winger who was up on the wheel after sitting out a week due to a suspension.

Winger blasted his way around the outside and into the lead, while Cox was on the move and up into second, looking for his fourth feature win in a row. Cox repeatedly looked to the inside of Winger as the laps wound down, while Brad Herron and Shayne Pierce hovered close behind, waiting for any possible mistake between the top two drivers. Herron looked to make it three wide for the lead on a couple of occasions, but in the end it was Winger holding on for his first win of the season, followed by Cox, Herron, Pierce, and Billy Bleich, Jr.

Heat races for the nineteen ESSO Thunder Stocks in attendance were claimed by Pierce and Kyle Magrin.

ESSO MINI STOCKS
The ESSO Mini Stock feature began with Chase Hess and Mike Giberson on the front row, and it was Hess getting the early lead, which he would hold for much of the first half of the race. While a good battle ensued up front between Hess and Mike Evers, fans were also keeping an eye on Mitchell Brown, who was gunning for his tenth feature win of the season. Brown would eventually make his way to the front, but not before Kevin Hilborn and Steve Hess got their first. Hilborn made a daring three wide move to take the lead for good and cross the line first, but his car did not pass post-race tech inspection, handing the win to runner-up finisher Brown. Chase Hess was credited with second, while Steve Hess got third, followed by Abel Castelein, and Mike Evers.

Heat races for the twenty-one ESSO Mini Stocks were claimed by the Hess’, Chase and Steve.

BOMBERS
The Bomber division featured its largest field ever on Friday night, thanks to the addition of the Flag Pole race later in the evening. Many drivers chose to take part in both events, including eventual Bomber feature winner Karl Sault, who managed to put enough lapped cars between himself and second place finisher Lee Hils to take the feature win with ease. Lee Hils settled for second, followed by Steve Hils, Shawn Ireland, and Brittany Gyorkery. 

In the Flag Pole portion of the show, it was 2008 Bomber feature winner Chris Hils claiming the feature win, followed by Steve Hils and Chris Cairns.

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2009
ROUND 14 RACE REPORT – AUGUST 21, 2009
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSORS: 
GALES AUTO AFTERMARKET AND ESSO SPEEDWAY VARIETY
Race Start: 7:45 P.M.
Race End: 10:05 P.M.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (Top 4 Redraw For Feature Starting Spots):
BS&B RADIATOR Heat Race #1

1. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton), 3. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford), 4. 38 Brad Knab (Arcade, NY), 5. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY) DNF, 6. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley) DNF, 7. 1k Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY) DNS. Time – 1:51.812

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL Heat Race #2
1. 6n Dain Naida (Belleville, MI), 2. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 4. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 5. 84 Tyler Rand (Consecon), 6. 23 Steve Garry (Dundas), 7. 71x Tim Zack (Wainfleet) DNF. No Time

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS Heat Race #3
1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford), 2. 47x Louie Carufel (Port Huron, MI), 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 4. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 5. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 6. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 7. 31j John Burbridge, Jr. (Simcoe). Time – 1:55.041

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)

1. 5 Keith Dempster (4)
2. 38 Brad Knab (3)
3. 01 Mikey Kruchka (6)
4. 71 Travis Cunningham (2)
5. 6n Dain Naida (7)
6. 27 Jamie Collard (5)
7. 12c Tom Huppunen (11)
8. 14h Jim Huppunen (12)
9. 5d Dave Dykstra (15)
10. 1k Jessica Zemken (21)
11. 90 James Evans (18)
12. 18 Kevin Loveys (10)
13. 94 Stan Zanchin (1)
14. 47x Louie Carufel (9)
15. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (8)
16. 84 Tyler Rand (14)
17. 23 Steve Garry (17)
18. 31j John Burbridge, Jr. (20) DNF
19. 71x Tim Zack (19) DNS
20. 7 Kyle Moffit (13) DNS
21. 67 Chris Durand (16) DNS
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 88 Shayne Pierce (Wainfleet), 2. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 3. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 4. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 5. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 6. 11 Michelle Johnson (Caledonia), 7. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia) DNF, 8. 00 Robbie General DNF, 9. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville) DNF

Heat Race #2
1. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton), 2. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 3. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 4. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 5. 13 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 6. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 7. 32 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 8. 88k Ed McNamara (St. Catharines), 9. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford)

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

1. 83 Lee Winger (7)
2. 44 Jamie Cox (10)
3. 12 Brad Herron (9)
4. 88 Shayne Pierce (8)
5. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (6)
6. 37 Jeremy Bean (5)
7. 24k Kyle Magrin (3)
8. 8 Ryan Dinning (12)
9. 31 Dave Bailey (18)
10. 17 Rob Disher (2)
11. 13 Mark Thorne (1)
12. 88k Ed McNamara (14)
13. 40 Terry Osmond (4)
14. 18 Amanda Stoner (19)
15. 00 Robbie General (17) DNF
16. 1 Chris Dickie (15) DNF
17. 11 Michelle Johnson (11) DNS
18. 32 Rodney Rutherford (13) DNS
19. 55 Mike Thorne (16) DNS

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 3. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 4. 14 Paul Goodale, 5. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 6. 05 David Goodacre (Brantford), 7. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 8. 48 Craig Erskine, 9. 88 Drew Spencer (Oakville), 10. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton) DNS

Heat Race #2
1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 3. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 4. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 5. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 6. 79 Steve Miller, 7. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 8. 113 Mark Maidment, Jr. (Jarvis), 9. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge) DNF, 10. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas) DNF

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

1. 10 Mitchell Brown (12)
2. 7x Chase Hess (1)
3. 777x Steve Hess (11)
4. 28 Abel Castelein (10)
5. 265 Mike Evers (3)
6. 02 Mike Taylor (5)
7. 86 Rick Emberson (8)
8. 05 David Goodacre (4)
9. 48 Craig Erskine (15)
10. 11 Mike Giberson (2)
11. 79 Steve Miller (7)
12. 88 Drew Spencer (17)
13. 27 Dan Stewart (13)
14. 113 Mark Maidment, Jr. (16)
15. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (20)
16. 6x Mike Sarantakes (21)
17. 14 Paul Goodale (6) DNF
18. 77x Ethan Martin (14) DNF
19. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (18) DNF
20. 55 Rob Slater (19) DNS

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

1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas)
2. 181 Lee Hils (Dundas)
3. 61 Steven Hils (Dundas)
4. 113 Shawn Ireland (Burlington) 
5. 17 Brittany Gyorkery
6. 13 Kacey Huffman (Dundas) 
7. 818 Chris Hils (Dundas) 
8. 13c Mark Maidment, Jr. (Jarvis)
9. 03 Bill Rutherford (Waterdown)
10. 20 Brett Rodwell
11. 00 Mark Czuba
12. 15 Brad McCarten
13. 117 Wayne McCarten
14. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia) DNF
15. 31 Dave Hils (Dundas) DNS

FLAG POLE RACE (20 laps)
Postion. # Name

1. 818 Chris Hils, 2. 61 Steven Hils, 3. 00 Chris Cairns, 4. 31 Dave Hils, 5. 20 Brett Rodwell, 6. 181 Lee Hils, 7. 117 Wayne McCarten, 8. 03 Rodney Rutherford, 9. 88j Jesse McDonald, 10. 81 Karl Sault

BACKWARDS RACE (5 laps)
Winner: 61 Steven Hils

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
CAFÉ 54 PRESENTS:

TWIN 15’S FOR CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS, 
PLUS MOD-LITE STARS TOUR NORTH, AND
ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI STOCKS, AND BOMBERS
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

TREVOR LEWIS WINS IN ASCS PATRIOT COMPETITION

by Tommy Goudge (August 14, 2009) – Trevor Lewis made his first ever visit to Ohsweken Speedway a good one on Friday night, winning his heat race and the twenty-five lap feature in dominant fashion during Trailers By Jim Bray night at the Speedway. In ESSO Thunder Stock action, Jamie Cox once again held the hot hand, keeping Shayne Pierce at bay and claiming his third feature win in a row. Steve Hess claimed his first points-paying feature win of the year in the ESSO Mini Stocks, while Rodney Rutherford drove from last to first to win the Bomber feature. Fans expecting to get the autograph of their favourite driver were also treated to a special appearance by Santa Claus, as Ohsweken Speedway celebrated “Christmas in August” on Friday night.

ASCS PATRIOTS
Gordy Button and Blake Breen started the twenty-five lap Village Pizza Ohsweken Shootout qualifier on the front row and it was Breen grabbing the early lead while Button settled into second. Behind them, Trevor Lewis was going to work and already passed two cars by the time Doug Bowman rolled in turn three to bring out a red flag with one lap in the books. Back under green, Dain Naida got by Chris Muhleisen for the third spot on lap three, while Lewis dispatched Muhleisen to fifth a lap later, and Bobby Breen moved his way into the top five on lap five. The order up front would remain much the same until Lewis made his way up to second just before a caution flag for ASCS Patriots series points leader Jared Zimbardi, who came to a stop in turn two with damaged suspension and retired.

When the green flag flew once again, Lewis attacked and made his way around Breen into the lead on lap eleven, after Breen switched lanes to the bottom in turn one and two. Once out front, Lewis quickly stretched his lead and made his way through lapped traffic while Breen was dealing with Button, Naida, and others. Just past halfway, Naida began to falter while Bryan Howland and Jamie Collard were making their presence known in the top five. The race went green until lap twenty, when Naida came to a stop in turn two to bring out a caution. Naida would restart, while a red flag period ensued when Howland and Button got together in turn two, sending Button upside down. Howland would make repairs, but Button was done for the night.

On the restart, Lewis had six lap cars between himself and second place running Breen and was able to cruise to the win without a serious challenge. Breen fought off the challenges of Naida, Jamie Collard, and Howland to claim the runner-up spot, while Collard took the third place finish after starting eighteenth. Naida took fourth, while Howland rounded out the top five. Heat races for the twenty-nine ASCS Patriots in attendance were claimed by Ryan Hunsinger, Trevor Lewis, and Chris Muhleisen, while Bobby Breen completed the four lap dash race in track record time, and Kevin Job won the Consi.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
Rob Disher led much of the early portion of the ESSO Thunder Stocks event on Friday, while behind him Shayne Pierce and Jamie Cox worked to break free of the snarling pack. Disher held off Pierce and Cox for most of the first half of the race, but the two dominant drivers of the last few weeks eventually relegated Disher to third and battled it out for the feature win. Cox made his way past Pierce and into the lead just before Kyle Magrin came to a stop in turn two with steering problems to bring out a caution with six laps to go. Pierce tried valiantly to get around the Cox machine, but would settle for the runner-up spot once again as Cox claimed his fourth win of the season and third in a row. Billy Bleich, Jr. finished third, followed by Brad Herron and Mike Thorne. Heat races for the twenty ESSO Thunder Stocks in competition were claimed by Jeremy Bean, Shayne Pierce, and Kyle Magrin

ESSO MINI STOCKS
Ethan Martin and Dave Goodacre started the fifteen lap ESSO Mini Stock feature on the front row, but it wasn’t long before Mitchell Brown was up front and bidding for his tenth win of the season. After an early restart, Brown made it three wide to take the lead, but Steve Hess was also hungry for a win and kept pace with Brown as the two pulled away from the rest of the field. Hess challenged Brown on the bottom a few times before making the pass in turn one just before the halfway mark. Hess would hold on from there for the feature win, while Brown settled for second, followed by Kevin Hilborn, Abel Castelein, and Rob Goulding. The win was Hess’ first points-paying feature victory of the season and second feature win overall. The Ohsweken resident previously scored a win on Wednesday, July 29 during a non-points event supporting the World of Outlaws “Six Nations Showdown”. Heat races for the seventeen ESSO Mini Stocks on hand were claimed by Paul Goodale and Steve Hess.

BOMBERS
Rodney Rutherford started at the back of the Bomber field on Friday night, but he didn’t stay there for long. Rutherford was into the lead before the halfway mark, and was never seriously challenged while a great battle ensued between Karl Sault and Jesse McDonald for the runner-up spot. Rutherford claimed his third Bomber feature win of the year, while Sault kept McDonald behind him to claim second. Adam Reidel and Kacey Huffman rounded out the top five.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, August 21 when Gales Auto Aftermarket and ESSO Speedway Variety present the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, Bombers and a Flag Pole Race!

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 13 RACE REPORT – AUGUST 14, 2009

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – TRAILERS BY JIM BRAY

ASCS PATRIOTS SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (8 laps – Top 16 in passing points Transfer To A-Feature):
HEAT RACE #1:

1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford), 2. 8 Blake Breen (Savannah, NY), 3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Little Valley, NY), 4. 9 Bobby Breen (Savannah, NY), 5. 52 Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY), 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 7. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton), 8. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 9. 24k Devin Caron (Cornwall), 10. 71x Tim Zack (Wainfleet). Time – 1:50.474

HEAT RACE #2:
1. 21L Trevor Lewis (Upper Black Eddy, PA), 2. 5k Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 714 Gordy Button (Kirkville, NY), 4. 57 Doug Bowman (London), 5. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (Simcoe), 6. 10b Brandan Warner (Liverpool), 7. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 8. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 9. 5 Bubba Broderick (Brookfield, CT), 10. Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie). No Time

HEAT RACE #3:
1. 10m Chris Muhleisen (Arkport, NY), 2. 51 Bryan Howland (Auburn, NY), 3. 6n Dain Naida (Bellville, MI), 4. 21 Don Adamczyk (Williamsville, NY), 5. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 6. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford), 7. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 8. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne). No Time

DASH
(4 Laps – Determines starting positions 9-14 in A-Feature)
1. 9 Bobby Breen, 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 52 Scott Kreutter, 4. 21 Don Adamczyk, 5. 71 Travis Cunningham, 6. 10b Brandan Warner. Time – 55.615 NEW TRACK RECORD

CONSI
(Top 6 Transfer To A-Feature)
1. 21x Kevin Job, 2. 27 Jamie Collard, 3. 18 Kevin Loveys, 4. 5d Dave Dykstra, 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, 6. 21j John Burbridge Jr., 7. 24k Devin Caron, 8. 81 Derek Jonathan, 9. 94 Stan Zanchin, 10. 67 Chris Durand, 11. 71x Tim Zack, 12. 0 Glenn Styres DNS, 13. 5 Bubba Broderick DNS. No Time

ASCS PATRIOTS FEATURE (25 laps)
Position. # Name

1. 21L Trevor Lewis
2. 8 Blake Breen
3. 27 Jamie Collard
4. 6n Dain Naida
5. 51 Bryan Howland
6. 5d Dave Dykstra
7. 52 Scott Kreutter
8. 18 Kevin Loveys
9. 21x Kevin Job
10. 71 Travis Cunningham
11. 14h Jim Huppunen
12. 10m Chris Muhleisen
13. 90 James Evans
14. 21 Don Adamczyk
15. 714 Gordy Button
16. 77x Ryan Hunsinger
17. 5k Keith Dempster
18. 9 Bobby Breen
19. 35 Jared Zimbardi
20. 21j John Burbridge, Jr.
21. 10b Brandan Warner
22. 57 Doug Bowman
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 2. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 3. 40 Terry OIsmond (Cambridge), 4. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 5. 32 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 6. 9m Tyler Anderson (St. Catharines) DNF, 7. 00 Robbie General DNF

Heat Race #2
1. 88 Shayne Pierce (Wainfleet), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 7 Remington Price (Wainfleet), 4. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 5. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 6. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 7. 18 Amanda Stoner (Mount Hope) DNF

Heat Race #3
1. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton), 2. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 3. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 4. 52 Geoff Cooper, 5. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 6. 13 Mark Thorne (Waterford)

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

1. 44 Jamie Cox
2. 88 Shayne Pierce
3. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr.
4. 12 Brad Herron
5. 55 Mike Thorne
6. 40 Terry Osmond
7. 31 Dave Bailey
8. 8 Ryan Dinning
9. 1 Chris Dickie
10. 9m Tyler Anderson
11. 17 Rob Disher DNF
12. 33 Colin Court DNF
13. 13 Mark Thorne DNF
14. 37 Jeremy Bean DNF
15. 52 Geoff Cooper DNF
16. 24k Kyle Magrin DNF
17. 18 Amanda Stoner DNF
18. 32 Rodney Rutherford DNF
19. 00 Robbie General DNF
20. 7 Remington Price DNS

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 14 Paul Goodale, 2. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 3. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 4. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 5. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 6. 88 Drew Spencer (Oakville), 7. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), 8. 6x Mike Sarantakes

Heat Race #2
1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 3. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 4. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 5. 16 Rob Goulding (Port Colborne), 6. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 7. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 8. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton) DNF, 9. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia) DNF

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

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

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

1. 03 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown)
2. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas)
3. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia)
4. 00 Adam Reidel
5. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton)
6. 17 Brittany Gyorkery
7. 13c Corrie Cowell (Delhi)

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009

ESSO SPEEDWAY VARIETY PRESENTS:
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, AND BOMBERS
PLUS FLAG POLE RACE
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

BROWN WINS ART HILL MEMORIAL AT OHSWEKEN; HUPPUNEN, COX, AND SAULT ALSO VICTORIOUS

by Tommy Goudge (August 7, 2009) – Mitchell Brown has been the driver to beat all season in the ESSO Mini Stock division at Ohsweken Speedway, and continued his winning ways Friday night in the forty-two lap Art Hill Memorial race. In Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car action, Tom Huppunen won another feature, while Jamie Cox took ESSO Thunder Stock honours for the second week in a row, and Karl Sault won the Bomber feature. The first annual Ohsweken Speedway Hot Dog Eating Contest went to an eat-off, where Rodney White prevailed as the first champion of the event.

ESSO MINI STOCKS
A tribute to the only driver to lose their life in the history of Ohsweken Speedway began the forty-two lap Art Hill Memorial feature race for ESSO Mini Stocks, and Mike Taylor and Paul Goodale paced the field in the missing man formation. When the green flag fell, Goodale got the early lead, but all eyes were on defending race winner Mitchell Brown, who was quickly advancing from sixth on the grid. Brown wasted no time getting into the lead, but behind him Kevin Hilborn and Abel Castelein were on a mission. Brown was into lapped traffic and putting cars between himself and Hilborn and Castelein when the yellow flag flew on lap seventeen for Mark Saul, who hit the backstretch wall. 

While the cars were circulating under caution, Abel Castelein suffered a flat right rear tire and was forced to pit. The defending track champion made it back out for the green flag and quickly made his way back to third, and then second as he made his way around Hilborn. By this time, Brown’s lead was insurmountable however, and he cruised to the win, his ninth of the season at Ohsweken. Castelein settled for second, followed by Hilborn, twentieth place starter Steve Hess, and Goodale. Heat races for the twenty ESSO Mini Stocks in attendance were claimed by Mike Evers, Castelein, and Brown.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Stan Zanchin and Kevin Loveys made up the front row for the twenty lap Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature, but it was sixth place starter Ryan Hunsinger blasting his way to the front and leading the first lap. Points leader Tom Huppunen also advanced early on, and was into the runner-up spot behind Hunsinger by the time the third lap was completed, followed by Kevin Job and Mikey Kruchka who were into third and fourth by lap four, and Glenn Styres, who found fifth place on lap five. They would hold those positions and dice through lapped traffic through much of the middle portion of the race, until Hunsinger got tangled up in lapped traffic and spun in turn two on lap fifteen, collecting Styres in the process. Styres would get upside down, but both drivers were able to climb from their badly damaged machines uninjured.

With the leader Hunsinger out of the race, Huppunen inherited the lead, but Job and Kruchka weren’t about to give up. Kruchka had won his heat earlier in the evening and was one of the fastest cars on the track in the feature, running fast in the outside groove. Kruchka’s night came to an end in turn two during lap eighteen, however, as the sophomore sprint car driver jumped the cushion in turn two and flipped wildly. Kruchka emerged uninjured from his first sprint car flip, but was done for the night.

Back under green for a two lap dash to the finish, Job could not catch Huppunen, who cruised to his sixth feature win of the season, while Job settled for second followed by Dain Naida, Dave Dykstra, and Jamie Collard. Heat races for the twenty Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars were claimed by Kevin Loveys, Dave Dykstra, and Mikey Kruchka.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
Chris Dickie and Mike Thorne paced the ESSO Thunder Stocks field to the green flag, but points leader Shayne Pierce wasn’t wasting any time in his quest to increase his slim seven point margin over Billy Bleich. Pierce led much of the event while wild action ensued through the field.

Jamie Cox made his way through the melee and into second, where he began to run down Pierce. Cox was about to challenge for the lead when the caution flew for Mark Thorne, Kyle Magrin, and others with fourteen laps in the books. When the green flew, Cox went to work on Pierce but struggled to find a way past, while Jeremy Bean quietly began to catch both of them. With the white flag flying, Cox finally found some traction in the bottom groove and was able to nose ahead of Pierce at the line for his second feature win in a row. Pierce once again settled for second, followed by Bean, Bleich, and seventeenth place starter Brad Herron. Heat races for the nineteen ESSO Thunder Stocks in attendance were won by Chris Dickie, Shayne Pierce, and Lee Winger.

BOMBERS
Points leader Karl Sault got the lead early in the twenty lap Bomber feature and looked to be on his way to another victory, but lapped traffic came into play as usual on the tight infield oval, allowing Steve Hils to close in and bid for the lead. Hils would make a last ditch effort on the last lap, but came up short while Sault took his fourth feature win of the season and second in a row. Hils settled for second, followed by Mike McDonald, Derek Martin, and Shawn Ireland. Steve Hils claimed the Bomber heat race.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Friday Night Thunder resumes on Friday, August 14 when Trailers By Jim Bray presents the ASCS Patriot Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, Bombers and Christmas in August! Be sure to bring a new unwrapped item for our Toy Drive!

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 12 RACE REPORT – AUGUST 7, 2009
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS

ESSO MINI-STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 2. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 3. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 4. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 5. 113 Mark Saul (Hagersville), 6. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken) DNS, 7. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken) DNS

Heat Race #2
1. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley), 3. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 4. 88 Kelly Hallett (Wilsonville), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 6. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton) 7. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas)

Heat Race #3
1. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 2. 14 Paul Goodale, 3. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 4. 79 Steve Miller, 5. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), 6. 6x Mike Sarontoke

ESSO MINI-STOCKS ART HILL MEMORIAL A-FEATURE (42 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)

1. 10 Mitchell Brown (6)
2. 28 Abel Castelein (9)
3. 72 Kevin Hilborn (7)
4. 777x Steve Hess (20)
5. 14 Paul Goodale (2)
6. 05 Dave Goodacre (4)
7. 86 Rick Emberson (5)
8. 265 Mike Evers (3)
9. 02 Mike Taylor (1)
10. 79 Steve Miller (12)
11. 77x Ethan Martin (10)
12. 11 Mike Giberson (14)
13. 9 Jonathan Ayrton (15)
14. 27 Dan Stewart (16)
15. 113 Mark Saul (13)
16. 6x Mike Sarontoke (17)
17. 37 Rob Hoskins (8)
18. 88 Kelly Hallett (11)
19. 55 Rob Slater (18)
20. 7x Chase Hess (19) DNS

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (Top 4 redraw for feature starting spots):
BS&B RADIATOR Heat Race #1

1. 18 Kevin Loveys (Hamilton), 2. 14 Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 3. 6n Dain Naida (Belleville, MI), 4. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford), 5. 23 Steve Garry (Dundas), 6. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 7. 21j John Burbridge Jr (Simcoe) Time – 1:56.530

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL Heat Race #2
1. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Brantford), 3. 21x Kevin Job (Campbelleville), 4. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 5. 38 Brad Knab (Arcade, NY), 6. 3 Wayne Ashton (Kitchener), 7. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley) DNF. Time – 1:52.169

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS Heat Race #3
1. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 4. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 5. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton) DNF, 6. 99 Derek Frohlich (Port Perry) DNF. No Time

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)

1. 12c Tom Huppunen (8)
2. 21x Kevin Job (5)
3. 6n Dain Naida (10)
4. 5d Dave Dykstra (4)
5. 27 Jamie Collard (11)
6. 71 Travis Cunningham (12)
7. 94 Stan Zanchin (1)
8. 38 Brad Knab (14)
9. 14h Jim Huppunen (9)
10. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (19)
11. 23 Steve Garry (13)
12. 01 Mikey Kruchka (3) DNF
13. 90 James Evans (16) DNF
14. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (6) DNF
15. 0 Glenn Styres (7) DNF
16. 18 Kevin Loveys (2) DNF
17. 5 Keith Dempster (15) DNF
18. 67 Chris Durand (20) DNF
19. 3 Wayne Ashton (17) DNF
20. 99 Derek Frohlich (20) DNS
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES:
Heat Race #1

1. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 2. 108 Billy Bleich (Port Robinson), 3. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 4. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 5. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge) DNF, 6. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford) DNF, 7. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville) DNS

Heat Race #2
1. 88 Shayne Pierce (Welland), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 4. 32 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 5. 13 Mark Thorne (Waterford) DNF, 6. 00 Robbie General DNF

Heat Race #3
1. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 1j Jason Fontaine (Port Colborne), 3. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 4. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 5. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton), 6. 18 Amanda Stoner (Mount Hope)

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

1. 44 Jamie Cox (11)
2. 88 Shayne Pierce (4)
3. 37 Jeremy Bean (8)
4. 108 Billy Bleich (6)
5. 12 Brad Herron (17)
6. 8 Ryan Dinning (10)
7. 1j Jason Fontaine (12)
8. 18 Amanda Stoner (14)
9. 1 Chris Dickie (1)
10. 17 Rob Disher (3)
11. 83 Lee Winger (5) DNF
12. 13 Mark Thorne (16) DNF
13. 55 Mike Thorne (2) DNF
14. 24k Kyle Magrin (13) DNF
15. 33 Colin Court (19) DNF
16. 32 Rodney Rutherford (7) DNF
17. 40 Terry Osmond (15) DNF
18. 00 Robbie General (18) DNF
19. 31 Dave Bailey (9) DNS
BOMBERS
Heat Race #1

1. 61 Steve Hils (Dundas), 2. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 3. 113 Shawn Ireland, 4. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 5. 15 Brad McCarten, 6. 88j Mike McDonald (Caledonia), 7. 6 Derek Martin, 8. 00 Adam Riedel, 9. 13c Corrie Cowell (Delhi), 10. 03 Bill Rutherford (Waterdown), 11. 17 Brittany Gyorkery

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

1. 81 Karl Sault
2. 61 Steve Hils
3. 88j Mike McDonald
4. 6 Derek Martin
5. 113 Shawn Ireland
6. 03 Bill Rutherford
7. 00 Adam Reidel
8. 13 Kacey Huffman
9. 15 Brad McCarten
10. 13c Corrie Cowell
11. 17 Brittany Gyorkery

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
TRAILERS BY JIM BRAY PRESENTS:
THE ASCS PATRIOTS SPRINT CARS
PLUS ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, BOMBERS,
AND CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST
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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