2015 Results

TURNER, PORTER, DINNING, BAZUIN, & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 28, 2015) – 127 drivers signed in to race on Art Hill Memorial Night presented by Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel and Grand River Powersports at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Jamie Turner, Holly Porter, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL &
GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS
ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 127

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)
Jamie Turner took his first ever Sprint Car A-Feature win with son Cory in hot pursuit over much of the 20 lap distance. Jamie led from the drop of the green flag, while Curtis Gartly held the 2nd position until Cory Turner passed him on lap 8. Chris Steele was on the move, as he advanced from 12th to take over 3rd from Gartly at the halfway point.

The road to the championship took another twist when Todd Hoddick took a wild ride and almost flipped after contact with Glenn Styres on lap 14, as both drivers raced with Mitch Brown just inside the top 10. Hoddick restarted and eventually finished 15th.

Steele lost the 3rd position to Jim Huppunen when the race restarted, while Jamie Turner used the clear track ahead of him to run 2 of his fastest laps of the race. Cory Turner fell 0.623 seconds shy of taking the win from his father, followed by Huppunen, Steele, Derek Jonathan, Keith Dempster, Styres, Brown, Shane Ross, and Gartly.

Styres now has a 22 point lead over Hoddick heading into next Friday’s Season Championship, and can clinch his 2nd straight title by finishing 9th or better in the A-Feature.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Jamie Turner (1)
2. 19 Cory Turner (4)
3. 14h Jim Huppunen (7)
4. 80 Chris Steele (12)
5. 81 Derek Jonathan (3)
6. 5 Keith Dempster (6)
7. 0 Glenn Styres (9)
8. 10 Mitch Brown (16)
9. 3r Shane Ross (8)
10. 6 Curtis Gartly (2)
11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (13)
12. 91 Ryan Turner (10)
13. 00 Dane Lorenc (17)
14. 38w Dennis Wagner (14)
15. 49 Todd Hoddick (5)
16. 2 Lee Winger (18)
17. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (19)
18. 71s Shawn Sliter (20)
DNF. 52 Jesse Costa (15)
DNF. 5c Conor Mahoney (11)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jamie Turner (1-20)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 19 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 2. 5 Keith Dempster, Alton ON (5), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (3), 4. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON (7), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (6), / 6. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne ON (2), 7. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (4). Time – 1:52.211

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 2. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (4), 3. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (1), 4. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown ON (3), 5. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas ON (6), / 6. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. , St. Williams ON (5), DNS. 71s Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON (7). Time – 1:50.851

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (2), 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (4), 3. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 4. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (3), 5. 38w Dennis Wagner, Newcastle PA (6), / 6. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (5), 7. 00 Dane Lorenc, Depew NY (7). Time – 1:51.874

(Top 8 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-FEATURE (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (2), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc (4), 3. 2 Lee Winger (5), 4. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (1), 5. 71s Shawn Sliter (6), DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (3). No Time

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 5 Keith Dempster

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries)
Holly Porter took the lead at the drop of the green flag in the Crate Sprint Car A-Feature, and went on to take her second win of the season. Ryan Hunsinger stayed close for awhile, but eventually fell back as he fought off the advances of 8th starter Mack DeMan.

A 5 lap dash to the finish came as a result of a spin by Josh Shantz, but Porter stayed out front to take the win by 1.609 seconds over Hunsinger, while DeMan, Alex Hill, and championship leader Dylan Westbrook rounded out the top 5.

Westbrook now has a 52 point lead over Brown heading into next Friday’s Season Championship, and can clinch the title by starting the A-Feature.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (1)
2. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (4)
3. 4 Mack DeMan (8)
4. 77x Alex Hill (6)
5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12)
6. 55 Mike Thorne (7)
7. 00 Mark Czuba (11)
8. 1-10 Jake Brown (10)
9. 9 Steve Lyons (9)
10. 68 Aaron Turkey (5)
11. 12 Brad Herron (3)
12. 6m Eric McGone (13)
13. 54 Ed Green (15)
14. 18 Josh Shantz (14)
15. 43k Kyle Durnin (2)
16. 5 Alex Schuts (16)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Holly Porter (1-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 43k Kyle Durnin, Cambridge ON (2), 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (1), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (6), 4. 7h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (4), 5. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (3), 6. 77x Alex Hill, Wilsonville ON (8), 7. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (5), 8. 54 Ed Green, Ohsweken ON (7). Time – 1:32.189

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (1), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (6), 3. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (4), 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (8), 6. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (7), 7. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (5), DNS. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (3). Time – 1:31.017

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 1-10 Jake Brown – 15.024 seconds

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (37 entries)
Brady Longboat and Brandon McFerran held the lead briefly in the Thunder Stock feature before 21st starter Dave Bailey blasted to the front of the pack on lap 4. Bailey ran the fastest lap of the race on lap 5, but 17th starter Ryan Dinning chased him down after he took over 2nd on lap 7. The pair raced close together, with Dinning prevailing and going on to his second consecutive win, while Bailey took the runner-up spot again.

Dinning took the win by 0.391 seconds over Bailey, followed by Wyatt Van Wart, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Bill Bleich, Jr., Karl Sault, Dereck Lemyre, Jesse McDonald, Jim Lampman, and Steve Hess.

Bailey now has a 65 point lead over Van Wart heading into next Friday’s Season Championship, and can clinch the title by starting the B or A-Feature.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2 Ryan Dinning (17)
2. 49 Dave Bailey (21)
3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (14)
4. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (8)
5. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (8)
6. 81 Karl Sault (18)
7. 56 Dereck Lemyre (20)
8. 88 Jesse McDonald (13)
9. 28 Jim Lampman (13)
10. 777x Steve Hess (12)
11. 7x Chase Hess (24)
12. 23 Trevor DeBoer (11)
13. 24 Aaron Turkey (15)
14. 16 Jeremy May (7)
15. 93 Melissa Miller (26)
16. 66 Brady Longboat (1)
17. 49h Jerry Hill (6)
18. 48 Mike Graham (3)
19. 8 Dale Gyokery (9)
20. 97 Max Chechalk (27)
21. 38 Terry Martin (28)
22. 64 Brandon McFerran (5)
DNF. 5 Alex Schuts (23)
DNF. 11r Bryce Richardson (25)
DNF. 93k Mike Klazinga (2)
DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn (10)
DNF. 40 Derek Liverance (4)
DNF. 1 Chris Dickie (19)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brady Longboat (1), Brandon McFerran (2-4), Dave Bailey (5-15), Ryan Dinning (16-20)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 66 Brady Longboat, Ohsweken ON (3), 2. 93k Mike Klazinga, Caledonia ON (4), 3. 40 Derek Liverance, Brantford ON (6), 4. 64 Brandon McFerran, Acton ON (9), 5. 16 Jeremy May, Binbrook ON (12), 6. 48 Mike Graham, Caledonia ON (5), 7. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (10), / 8. 52 Tony Fraser, Guelph ON (11), 9. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken ON (13), 10. 93 Melissa Miller, Ohsweken ON (2), 11. 73 Mike Bell, Jr. (8), DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford ON (1), DNF. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria ON (7). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia ON (6), 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., London ON (2), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (10), 4. 8 Dale Gyokery, Jarvis ON (5), 5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, Cambridge ON (11), 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville ON (7), 7. 777x Steve Hess, Ohsweken ON (9), / 8. 7x Chase Hess, Ohsweken ON (8), 9. 97 Max Chechalk, Dunnville ON (1), 10. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne (3), DNF. 14 Jonny Lowenberg, Caledonia ON (4). Time – 2:53.783

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 2 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia ON (5), 2. 56 Derek Lemyre, Hamilton ON (9), 3. 24 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (2), 4. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville ON (10), 5. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas ON (6), 6. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford ON (8), 7. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr., Port Robinson ON (4), / 8. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre ON (7), 9. 114 Al Hilton, Brantford ON (1), DNF. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (3), DNF. 85 Tyler Styres (12), DNF. 13x Craig White, Ohsweken ON (11). No Time

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 28 Jim Lampman (10), 2. 5 Alex Schuts (9), 3. 7x Chase Hess (7), 4. 11r Bryce Richardson (6), 5. 93 Melissa Miller (1), 6. 97 Max Chechalk (5), 7. 38 Terry Martin (4), / DNF. 52 Tony Fraser (3), DNF. 114 Al Hilton (8), DNF. 14 Jonny Lowenberg (13), DNS. 73 Mike Bell, Jr. (2), DNS. 13 Kacey Huffman (11), DNS. 84rk Ryan Beagle (12), DNS. 13x Craig White (14), DNS. 85 Ken Sargent (15). No Time

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (42 entries)
The longest race of the Mini Stock season began with Brandon Janssens and Robin Elliott on the front row. Janssens took the early lead, while 2014 Art Hill Memorial winner Mark Bazuin moved up quickly from his 12th starting position. Bazuin wasted little time getting to the front, and moved around Elliott to take the second position on lap 9. Janssens stuck to the high side of the track to stay up front for 2 more circuits, until Bazuin prevailed in the low groove.

Janssens stayed within striking distance as he and Bazuin distanced themselves from the rest of the field until a yellow flag flew for the first time on lap 18 when Adam Hallett spun and collected Dan Erskine. Another yellow flag quickly followed for an incident involving points leader Jason Lungaro. Following a trip to the pits, Lungaro restarted the race several laps down and eventually salvaged a 14th place finish.

Janssens rallied past Bazuin when the race restarted, but Bazuin powered past him for good with 13 laps remaining. Mark Bazuin stayed out front through several more  went on to claim his 2nd consecutive Art Hill Memorial 42 victory by 3.338 seconds over Brandon Janssens, while Jon Janssens finished 3rd, followed by Shone Evans, Elliott, 22nd starter Tyler Lafantaisie, 26th starter Chris Ryckman, Jake Bazuin, Lucas Lubin, and Matt Nuell.

Jason Lungaro entered the evening 14 points ahead of Brandon Janssens in the championship standings. Janssens now has an 11 point lead over Lungaro heading into next Friday’s Season Championship, and can clinch the title by finishing 4th or better in the A-Feature.

A-FEATURE
(42 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (12)
2. 66x Brandon Janssens (1)
3. 66 Jon Janssens (11)
4. 95 Shone Evans (10)
5. 99 Robin Elliott (2)
6. 06 Tyler Lafantaisie (22)
7. 93 Chris Ryckman (26)
8. 12x Jake Bazuin (6)
9. 29 Lucas Lubin (21)
10. 2 Matt Nuell (8)
11. 3k Evan Curtis (23)
12. 64 Doug Erskine (24)
13. 96 Brian Crosgrove (20)
14. 7 Jason Lungaro (5)
15. 9 Tim DeBoer (14)
16. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (16)
DNF. 39r Andy Ryckman (13)
DNF. 55 Rob Slater (28)
DNF. 90 Chad Smelser (18)
DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett (15)
DNF. 10 Laura Hughes (3)
DNF. 18 Adam Hallett (9)
DNF. 69e Dan Erskine (25)
DNF. 6 Jason Dixon (19)
DNF. 32 Gillian Hils (7)
DNF. 81 Karl Sault (4)
DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson (27)
DNF. 60 Martin Schroeder (17)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brandon Janssens (1-11, 22-28), Mark Bazuin (12-21, 29-42)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia ON (8), 2. 95 Shone Evans, Scotland ON (2), 3. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton ON (1), 4. 39r Andy Ryckman, Hamilton ON (6), 5. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville ON (3), / 6. 29 Lucas Lubin, Hamilton ON (7), 7. 69e Dan Erskine, Caistor Centre ON (11), 8. 43c Murray Nicholls, Hamilton ON (4), 9. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia ON (10), 10. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville ON (9), 11. 16x Tyler Nuell, (5). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas ON (1), 2. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock ON (8), 3. 18 Adam Hallett, Cambridge ON (4), 4. 9 Tim Deboer, Caledonia ON (2), 5. 90 Chad Smelser, Dunnville ON (3), / 6. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton ON (10), 7. 55 Rob Slater, Dundas ON (9), 8. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas ON (5), 9. 8 Barry Westman, Sr., Aylmer ON (11), DNF. 84b Devon Bacher, Hagersville ON (7), DQ. 4x Jason Coutu, St. Catharines ON (6). Time – 2:12.934

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 12x Jake Bazuin, Caledonia ON (1), 2. 99 Robin Elliott, Woodstock ON (4), 3. 10 Laura Hughes, Caledonia ON (3), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas ON (2), 5. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford ON (10), / 6. 3k Evan Curtis, Wainfleet ON (9), 7. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (7), 8. 49 Gary Hodgson, London ON (8), 9. 17 Mike Taylor, Hamilton ON (5), 10. 14 Shane Dixon, Cambridge ON (6). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas ON (2), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville ON (5), 3. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock ON (3), 4. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe ON (1), 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton ON (8), / 6. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford ON (4), 7. 93 Chris Ryckman, Brantford ON (7), 8. 06 Tyler Lafantaisie, Welland ON (9), 9. 76 Jamie Goudge, London ON (6), 10. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville ON (10). No Time

B-FEATURE #1 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 29 Lucas Lubin (1), 2. 3k Evan Curtis (2), 3. 69e Dan Erskine (3), 4. 49 Gary Hodgson (6), / 5. 51 Trevor Young (4), 6. 43c Murray Nicholls (5), 7. 6x Mike Sarantakos (9), 8. 11 Mike Giberson (7), 9. 17 Mike Taylor (8), 10. 16x Tyler Nuell (11), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (10). Time – 2:14.816

B-FEATURE #2 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 06 Tyler Lafantaisie (6), 2. 64 Doug Erskine (1), 3. 93 Chris Ryckman (4), 4. 55 Rob Slater (3), / 5. 4x Jason Coutu (10), 6. 8 Barry Westman, Sr. (7), 7. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (5), 8. 05 Dave Goodacre (2), 9. 76 Jamie Goudge (8), 10. 26 Tim Nuell (9), DNF. 84b Brad Bacher (11). Time – 2:12.470

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (11 entries)
Jerry Burnham looked to be in position to finally claim his first Bomber feature win, but he and Joe DeBoer were sent to the back of the pack for rough driving late in the race. Their misfortune left the door open for Patrick Abrahamsson to take his 5th win of the season, followed by Paul Longboat, Alex Maas, Dusty Deboer, and Wayde Thorne.

Dusty Deboer now has a 31 point lead over Abrahamsson heading into next Friday’s Season Championship, and can clinch his 3rd straight title by finishing 14th or better in the A-Feature.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (6)
2. 188 Paul Longboat (7)
3. 3 Alex Maas (4)
4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (10)
5. 6 Wayde Thorne (8)
6. 95 Mark Thorne (5)
7. 37 Jake Maas (2)
8. 115 Risi George (11)
9. 42 Joe DeBoer (9)
10. 14 Jerry Burnham (3)
DNF. 22a Ashley Nelson (1)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge ON (4), 2. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson, Burlington ON (6), 4. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge ON (2), 5. 95 Mark Thorne, Waterford ON (5), 6. 22a Ashley Nelson, Hamilton ON (1)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken ON (1), 2. 42 Joe DeBoer, Hagersville ON (3), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville ON (4), 4. 6 Wayde Thorne, Waterford ON (2), 5. 115 Risi George, Brantford ON (5)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
Friday, September 4 – Weekly Racing – SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
Epic Racewear Presents:
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 15

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TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents weekly Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

PHOTOS – August 28 Ohsweken Speedway feature winners Jamie Turner (#11 360 Sprint Car), Holly Poter (#1 Crate Sprint Car), Ryan Dinning (#2 Thunder Stock), Mark Bazuin (#21x Mini Stock), and Patrick Abrahamsson (#11 Bomber). Photographs by Dale Calnan – www.ImageFactor.ca

News

KLOTZ CANADA MICRO SPRINTS RESULTS FROM THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH

Ohsweken Speedway’s Klotz Canada Micro Sprints competed on Thursday, August 27th. The following are the top three finishers in each division.

Beginners
1st Ashton Vanevery
2nd Micah Panos
3rd Kyeriah Maracle

Juniors
1st Will Kerr
2nd Lance Erskine
3rd Chase Cameron

Senior
1st Gabby Darling
2nd Kyle McGlone
3rd Baily Heard

Expert-Open
1st Hannah Ferrell
2nd John Smibert
3rd Andrew Marshall

Next race is September 3rd

Art Hill Memorial, News

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL & GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS PRESENT RESCHEDULED ART HILL MEMORIAL THIS FRIDAY

by Tommy Goudge (August 26, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, August 28 when Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel and Grand River Powersports present the rescheduled Art Hill Memorial Night. The event will feature the “Art Hill Memorial 42” for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

The annual “Art Hill Memorial 42” is the biggest, longest, and highest-paying event of the season for Ohsweken’s Mini Stock racers, with a feature race more than twice the distance of their regular races, and a $1,000 winner’s prize on the line.

The race honours Art Hill, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while competing in his No. 42 machine at Ohsweken in 1999. Past Art Hill Memorial winners include well-known Ohsweken names such as Rick Emberson, Lee Winger, Robbie Rounce, Marc Hallett, Dave Bailey, Mitch Brown, Trevor Goulding, Abel Castelein, and Karl Sault.

Mark Bazuin won the 2014 Art Hill Memorial 42, and will attempt to become the first back-to-back winner of the event since Mitch Brown accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009.

This Friday’s event will also serve as the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division’s qualifying event for the Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout coming up on Friday, September 18 during Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

An average of 130 drivers have signed in for each night of the 2015 season so far at Ohsweken, with the 5 weekly racing series divisions producing 32 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 28. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
The deadline for competitors to receive the half-price “Early Bird” discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is September 11, 2015. “Early Bird” entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Saturday, September 19. Entries can be filed by contacting Office Administrator Lorraine Pedersen by phone at 519 750-4866 or e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, purse, and more.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson in Ticket Sales by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

About Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel: Located on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel is one of the city’s most popular courtyard-style hotels. The Cade-family owned facility is located just minutes from many of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions. Their enclosed courtyard is a tropical paradise featuring towering trees, gardens, and lush foliage. You’ll enjoy the heated indoor pool, gazebo, kids play park, and whirlpool hot tubs. A visit to this beautiful region is only enhanced by the comfort and hospitality extended by the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel. For more information, please visit them at 6400 Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, call them at 1-800-263-2551, and visit their website at www.CairnCroft.com

About Grand River Powersports: A Kawasaki and Polaris dealership located in Brantford, Ontario, Grand River Powersports (GRPS) carries Kawasaki Motorcycles, ATV’s, and UTV’s, as well as Polaris Snowmobiles, ATV’s, and UTV’s. GRPS has a large selection of helmets, clothing, and accessories to get you going on your new toy, and licenced, factory-trained technicians who are able to repair or perform safety inspections on just about anything. Call GRPS at 1-855-767-3703, and visit them at www.GrandRiverPowersports.ca and 1264 Colborne Street East in Brantford, Ontario.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.Affordable-Towing.ca or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

2015 Results

JONATHAN, WESTBROOK, DINNING, LUNGARO, & LONGBOAT TAKE WINS ON JIBS ACTION SPORTS KIDSRACE NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 21, 2015) – 132 drivers signed in to race on Jibs Action Sports KidsRace Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Derek Jonathan, Dylan Westbrook, Ryan Dinning, Jason Lungaro, and Paul Longboat visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
JIBS ACTION SPORTS KIDSRACE NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 132

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (22 entries)
Derek Jonathan took the lead early in the 360 Sprint Car feature, but the race was halted after just one lap when Zach Zumpe careened into the backstretch catchfence after contact with another car. The grinding crash destroyed Zumpe’s race car and resulted in a delay for fence repair, but he was able to walk away.

Jonathan remained up front when the race resumed, with Todd Hoddick close behind for much of the 20 lap distance. Hoddick made several bids for the lead, including a close call in turn 3, but couldn’t overtake Jonathan, who went on to claim the 2nd Ohsweken win of his career – and first since 2011 – by 0.655 seconds. Hoddick settled for the runner-up spot, while Glenn Styres advanced from 7th to finish 3rd, followed by Keith Dempster, and Dane Lorenc. Curtis Gartly finished a career-best 6th, with Chris Steele, Jim Huppunen, Cory Turner, and Ryan Turner rounded out the top 10.

Mitch Brown’s championship chase became much more difficult when his engine went up in smoke during his heat race. Brown entered the evening just 2 points behind points leader Styres, with Hoddick 8 points behind. Hoddick’s team lent the Brown team a spare engine, but they weren’t able to make the call for the B-Feature. Styres’ lead in the championship standings is now 6 points over Hoddick.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Derek Jonathan (2)
2. 49 Todd Hoddick (1)
3. 0 Glenn Styres (7)
4. 5 Keith Dempster (6)
5. 00 Dane Lorenc (3)
6. 6 Curtis Gartly (5)
7. 80 Chris Steele (11)
8. 14h Jim Huppunen (18)
9. 19 Cory Turner (10)
10. 91 Ryan Turner (8)
11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (13)
12. 71s Shawn Sliter (4)
13. 11 Jamie Turner (16)
14. 38w Dennis Wagner (14)
15. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (19)
16. 69 Kris Root (9)
17. 2 Lee Winger (15)
DNF. 52 Jesse Costa (17)
DNF. 11z Zach Zumpe (20)
DNS. 67 Chris Durand (12)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Derek Jonathan (1-20)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (1), 3. 19 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), 4. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (6), 5. 38w Dennis Wagner, Newcastle PA (3), / 6. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (7), 7. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (8), DNF. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (5). Time – 1:53.998

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (4), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (5), 4. Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (6), 5. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (3), / 6. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas ON (7), DNF. 22 Jim Porter, Grand Island NY (1). Time – 1:50.113

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 5 Keith Dempster, Alton ON (2), 2. 69 Kris Root, Delaware ON (1), 3. 71s Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON (6), 4. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (7), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (5), / 6. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., St. Williams ON (4), 7. 11z Zach Zumpe, St. Catharines ON (3). Time – 1:52.647

(Top 8 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Jamie Turner (1), 2. 52 Jesse Costa (2), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (4), 4. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (3), 5. 11z Zach Zumpe (5), DNS. 22 Jim Porter (6), DNS. 10 Mitch Brown (7). Time – 1:53.200

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 91 Ryan Turner

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries)
Mike Thorne was the early leader of the Crate Sprint Car feature, but championship leader Dylan Westbrook moved quickly through the field from his 12th starting position. Westbrook had already moved to 6th when Kyle Durnin brought out the yellow flag with a spin on lap 2.

Thorne maintained the lead on the restart with Brad Herron right behind him, while Westbrook gained 4 positions in the next 4 laps to take the lead. Westbrook went on to win by 1.914 seconds over Thorne, while Mark Czuba finished 3rd, followed by Brad Herron and Steve Lyons. 14th starter Josh Shantz finished 6th, followed by Jake Brown, Ryan Hunsinger, Holly Porter, and Alex Hill.

Westbrook extended his lead in the championship standings with his 4th feature win of the season, as his advantage now stands at 46 points over Brown.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12)
2. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
3. 00 Mark Czuba (6)
4. 12 Brad Herron (1)
5. 9 Steve Lyons (8)
6. 18 Josh Shantz (14)
7. 1-10 Jake Brown (11)
8. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (5)
9. 1 Holly Porter (15)
10. 77x Alex Hill (4)
11. 54 Ed Green (13)
12. 68 Aaron Turkey (9)
13. 4 Mack DeMan (7)
14. 6m Eric McGlone (3)
DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (10)
DNS. 5 Alex Schuts (16)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Thorne (1-5), Dylan Westbrook (6-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 77x Alex Hill, Ohsweken ON (6), 2. 7h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (8), 3. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (3), 4. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (2), 5. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (7), 6. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (5), 7. 54 Ed Green, Ohsweken ON (4), DQ. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (1). No Time

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (3), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (5), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland ON (6), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (2), 5. 43k Kyle Durnin, Cambridge ON (4), 6. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (1), 7. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (7), DNS. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (8). Time – 1:32.289

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): Jake Brown – 15.075 seconds

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (38 entries)
Derek Lemyre led the first 4 laps of the Thunder Stock feature before 20th starter Dave Bailey swept around him and into the lead, with Dave Silverthorn, Jr. and Ryan Dinning close behind. Bailey and Dinning raced side-by-side for several laps with Silverthorn on their bumpers before Dinning nosed ahead. Silverthorn got around Bailey, but fell 0.215 seconds short of Dinning, who claimed his 2nd win of the season.

Silverthorn crossed the line second, but was penalized for a weight violation after the race, putting Bailey in the runner-up spot. 17th starter Jim Lampman took the third spot, followed by Lemyre, Karl Sault, Chris Dickie, Billy Bleich, Dale Gyokery, Chase Hess, and Jesse McDonald.

Bailey’s lead in the championship standings now stands at 62 points over Wyatt Van Wart.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2 Ryan Dinning (18)
2. 49 Dave Bailey (20)
3. 28 Jim Lampman (17)
4. 56 Derek Lemyre (3)
5. 81 Karl Sault (6)
6. 1 Chris Dickie (14)
7. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (19)
8. 8 Dale Gyokery (11)
9. 7x Chase Hess (7)
10. 88 Jesse McDonald (9)
11. 5 Alex Schuts (24)
12. 119 Shaun Quinn (8)
13. 777x Steve Hess (23)
14. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (16)
15. 23 Trevor DeBoer (15)
16. 64 Brandon McFerran (25)
17. 40 Derek Liverance (2)
18. 93k Mike Klazinga (1)
19. 00 Robbie General (4)
20. 38 Terry Martin (13)
DNF. 85t Aaron Turkey (22)
DNF. 11r Bryce Richardson (27)
DNF. 114 Al Hilton (12)
DNF. 16 Jeremy May (10)
DNF. 4c Chris Crawford (21)
DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (26)
DNS. 66 Brady Longboat (28)
DQ. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (5)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Derek Lemyre (1-4), Dave Bailey (5-15), Ryan Dinning (16-20)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 93k Mike Klazinga, Caledonia ON (2), 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., London ON (8), 3. 56 Derek Lemyre, Hamilton ON (5), 4. 7x Chase Hess, Ohsweken ON (13), 5. 40 Derek Liverance, Brantford ON (4), 6. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas ON (12), 7. 00 Robbie General, Hagersville ON (6), / 8. 66 Brady Longboat, Ohsweken ON (3), 9. 64 Brandon McFerran, Acton ON (10), 10. 93 Melissa Miller, Ohsweken ON (7), 11. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (9), 12. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford ON (1), DNF. 48 Mike Graham, Caledonia ON (11). Time – 2:48.496

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (2), 2. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia ON (1), 3. 16 Jeremy May, Binbrook ON (3), 4. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford ON (12), 5. 8 Dale Gyokery, Jarvis ON (5), 6. 114 Al Hilton, Brantford ON (7), 7. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken ON (10), / 8. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne ON (9), 9. 911 Nick Liverance, Brantford ON (6), DNF. 777x Steve Hess, Ohsweken ON (11), DNF. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria ON (4), DNS. 73 Mike Bell, Jr. (8). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 2 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia ON (5), 2. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville ON (8), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville ON (1), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, Cambridge (3), 5. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr., Port Robinson ON (7), 6. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre (4), 7. 4c Chris Crawford, Welland ON (9), / 8. 85t Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (13), 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville ON (2), 10. b23 Dave Bitner, Sr., Wainfleet ON (12), 11. 68 Robin Mortensen (11), DNF. 14 Jonny Lowenberg, Caledonia ON (10), DNF. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (6). No Time

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 85t Aaron Turkey (11), 2. 777x Steve Hess (8), 3. 5 Alex Schuts (16), 4. 64 Brandon McFerran (5), 5. 49h Jerry Hill (4), 6. 11r Bryce Richardson (7), 7. 66 Brady Longboat (2), / 8. b23 Dave Bitner, Sr. (13), 9. 48 Mike Graham (14), 10. 13 Kacey Huffman (1), 11. 73 Mike Bell, Jr. (9), 12. 68 Robin Mortensen (12), 13. 911 Nick Liverance (6), DNF. 93 Melissa Miller (3), DNF. 84rk Ryan Beagle (15), DNF. 53 Logan Shwedyk (10), DNS. 14 Jonny Lowenberg (17). No Time

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (38 entries)
Brittani Myers had the lead early in the Mini Stock feature, but her race ended on lap 5 with a hard crash and brief fire entering turn 3. She was uninjured, but her car suffered heavy damage. Chad Smelser had already taken over the lead by this point, and he held that position until championship leader Jason Lungaro moved past him. Lungaro started 16th, but was already up to the 2nd spot by lap 6, with fellow championship chaser and Brandon Janssens close behind from his 18th starting spot.

Lungaro went on to win by 1.448 seconds, while Janssens slid back to 4th after briefly holding the runner-up spot. Smelser finished a career-best 2nd, followed by 15th starter Rob Hoskings. Laura Hughes, Lucas Lubin, Rob Slater, Shone Evans, Chris Ryckman, and Gillian Hils rounded out the top 10.

Lungaro’s 3rd feature win of the season extended his slim margin in the championship standings to 14 points over Brandon Janssens.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro (16)
2. 90 Chad Smelser (4)
3. 37 Rob Hoskins (15)
4. 66x Brandon Janssens (18)
5. 10 Laura Hughes (9)
6. 29 Lucas Lubin (10)
7. 55 Rob Slater (7)
8. 95 Shone Evans (20)
9. 93 Chris Ryckman (19)
10. 32 Gillian Hils (5)
11. 12x Jake Bazuin (26)
12. 6 Jason Dixon (12)
13. 9 Tim DeBoer (11)
14. 6x Mike Sarantakos (14)
15. 64 Doug Erskine (23)
16. 18 Adam Hallett (2)
17. 96 Brian Crosgrove (17)
18. 51 Trevor Young (8)
19. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (13)
20. 69 Rob Twitchett (6)
21. 2 Matt Nuell (27)
22. 11 Mike Giberson (1)
23. 43c Murray Nicholls (28)
24. 49 Gary Hodgson (22)
DNF. 66 Jon Janssens (21)
DNF. 69e Dan Erskine (24)
DNF. 22 Brittani Myers (3)
DNF. 1 Kathi Dickie (25)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brittani Myers (1-2), Chad Smelser (3-8), Jason Lungaro (9-15)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 90 Chad Smelser, Dunnville ON (6), 2. 18 Adam Hallett, Cambridge ON (4), 3. 22 Brittani Myers, Hamilton ON (5), 4. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas ON (8), 5. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia ON (3), 6. 55 Rob Slater, Dundas ON (12), 7. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas ON (10), / 8. 39r Andy Ryckman, Hamilton ON (13), 9. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville ON (9), 10. 49 Gary Hodgson, London ON (11), 11. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford ON (7), 12. 76 Jamie Goudge, London ON (2), DNF. 84b Devon Bacher, Hagersville ON (1). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (2), 2. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford ON (7), 3. 10 Laura Hughes, Caledonia ON (4), 4. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas ON (8), 5. 9 Tim Deboer, Caledonia ON (6), 6. 29 Lucas Lubin, Hamilton ON (5), 7. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville ON (12), / 8. 69e Dan Erskine, Caistor Centre ON (11), 9. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton ON (3), 10. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe ON (13), 11. 16x Tyler Nuell, Hamilton ON (9), DNF. 1 Kathi Dickie, Brantford ON (1), DNF. 56 Kevin Slater, Caledonia ON (10). Time – 2:28.366

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville ON (2), 2. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock ON (3), 3. 37 Rob Hoskins, Harley ON (1), 4. 95 Shone Evans, Scotland ON (8), 5. 93 Chris Ryckman, Brantford ON (6), 6. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock ON (9), 7. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton ON (4), / 8. 99 Robin Elliott, Woodstock ON (5), 9. 43c Murray Nicholls, Hamilton ON (12), 10. 12x Jake Bazuin, Caledonia ON (10), 11. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton ON (7), 12. 17 Mike Taylor, Hamilton ON (11). Time – 2:22.292

B-FEATURE (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Gary Hodgson (4), 2. 64 Doug Erskine (6), 3. 69e Dan Erskine (8), 4. 1 Kathi Dickie (16), 5. 12x Jake Bazuin (12), 6. 2 Matt Nuell (11), 7. 43c Murray Nicholls (14), / 8. 39r Andy Ryckman (5), 9. 76 Jamie Goudge (1), 10. 17 Mike Taylor (13), 11. 05 Dave Goodacre (2), 12. 26 Tim Nuell (3), 13. 16x Tyler Nuell (7), DNF. 99 Robin Elliott (10), DNS. 4 Aaron Rewutszky (9), DNS. 56 Kevin Slater (17), DNS. 84b Devon Bacher (15). No Time

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (18 entries)
Paul Longboat got to the front of the Bomber feature and stayed there to claim his 2nd feature win of the season, followed by a hard-charging Jesse McDonald. Patrick Abrahamsson crossed the line third, followed by championship leader Dusty Deboer, and Joe DeBoer. Jordan Marlor, Wayde Thorne, Jerry Burnham, South Buxton Raceway visitor Nick Glassford, and Mark Thorne rounded out the top 10.

Dusty DeBoer now leads the championship standings by 40 points over Abrahamsson.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (4)
2. 57 Jesse McDonald (11)
3. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (5)
4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (10)
5. 42 Joe DeBoer (6)
6. 628 Jordan Marlor (9)
7. 6 Wayde Thorne (8)
8. 14 Jerry Burnham (3)
9. 60 Nick Glassford (12)
10. 95 Mark Thorne (7)
11. 49L Dale Whitney (18)
12. 3x Eric Maas (17)
13. 3 Alex Maas (2)
14. 26 Ashton Reekie (16)
15. 37 Jake Maas (1)
16. 22b Brooke Nelson (13)
17. 22a Ashley Nelson (14)
18. 17 Kaleah Syms (15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken ON (5), 2. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken ON (6), 3. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson, Burlington ON (8), 4. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge ON (4), 5. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge ON (2), 6. 22b Brook Nelson, Hamilton ON (7), 7. 22a Ashley Nelson, Hamilton ON (1), 8. 17 Kaleah Syms, Brantford ON (3), 9. 26 Ashton Reekie, Hamilton ON (9)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 42 Joe DeBoer, Hagersville ON (1), 2. 628 Jordan Marlor, Ancaster ON (4), 3. 57 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (9), 4. 95 Mark Thorne, Waterford ON (2), 5. 6 Wayde Thorne, Waterford ON (3), 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville ON (5), 7. 60 Nick Glassford, Thamesville ON (8), 8. 3x Eric Maas, Cambridge ON (6), 9. 49L Dale Whitney, Brantford ON (7)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:

Friday, August 28 – Weekly Racing
Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel & Grand River Powersports present:
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 (Duel On The Dirt Series Home Track event)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 42 (Art Hill Memorial)
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

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TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents weekly Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

PHOTOS – August 21 Ohsweken Speedway feature winners Derek Jonathan (#81 360 Sprint Car), Dylan Westbrook (#47x Crate Sprint Car), Ryan Dinning (#2 Thunder Stock), Jason Lungaro (#7 Mini Stock), and Paul Longboat (#188 Bomber). Photographs by Dale Calnan – www.ImageFactor.ca

Special Features

“TOP 10”…WITH THUNDER STOCK DRIVER CHASE HESS

Note – This article originally appeared in the June 26, 2015 edition of the Ohsweken Speedway souvenir program.

“TOP 10”…WITH THUNDER STOCK DRIVER CHASE HESS

By Tommy Goudge (June 24, 2015) – Our series of interviews for the 2015 season continues with sophomore Thunder Stock driver Chase Hess. Like his father Steve, Chase is a graduate of the Mini Stock division. Chase won the Rookie of the Year award in the Thunder Stock division last season, and finished 7th in the championship standings.

Chase Hess – Fast FactsHess
Car #: 7x
Division: Thunder Stock
Birthdate: November 15, 1991
Hometown: Ohsweken ON
Occupation: Student
Sponsors: Townline Variety, Hess Auto Tech, Smith Ceramics, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket

TG: How did you get involved in racing, and who were the people who helped you learn the ropes when you were starting out?

CH: Miles (Hill) was the one who got me started out in racing – otherwise I’d still be a spectator.  My dad has had a lot to do with teaching me how to drive cars, since I started when I was only 14 and had very limited driving experience.

TG: Which driver(s) do you most enjoy competing against?

CH: I really enjoy racing with Ryan Beagle – great kid that’ll have a good laugh with you after the race no matter how bad our nights were.

TG: What do you remember about the first time you saw racing at Ohsweken Speedway?

CH: I was only about 6 or 7 years old when I first saw racing at Ohsweken. Ever since then I’ve been hooked, and knew I always wanted to race here.

TG: If you could change one thing in racing (a rule, etc.), what would it be?

CH: I’d like to be able to run the Ford 9 (inch) rear end, and the mud plug rule in Thunder Stock is mind-boggling.

TG: If money were no object and you could race anywhere, in anything, what would you choose?

CH: This is such a tough question to answer. I’d like to run the Chilli Bowl and Kings Royal – in my mind those are two of the most prestigious dirt track races to win, aside from the Knoxville Nationals.

TG: What piece of advice would you give to someone looking to get involved in racing that you would like to have been given when you started?

CH: Take any opportunity you can to race, regardless of class. It’s the most exhilarating experience ever. I’d rather be a racer for one day than a spectator for life.

TG: Who is an autograph you got as a kid that seemed to be a big deal to you at the time?

CH: Pinball (Mike Giberson) was an autograph that I thought was the coolest – I mean the guy is a local racing legend.

TG: Who do you think is the most underrated driver and/or team at Ohsweken (and why)?

CH: Definitely the Turner boys. They’re always willing to lend a hand to a fellow racer, and they helped (me) so much with the transition from Mini Stock to Thunder Stock.

TG: I’m asking each person to give me a question for the next interview. Jake Brown asks “Who is your biggest idol in life?”

CH: That would easily be my dad – spending the last decade racing against him has provided me with some of my greatest memories.

TG: …And do you have a question for the next person?

CH: If you can race against anyone in any class, who would it be and what kind of car would it be in?

Do you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask your favourite Ohsweken Speedway personality, or suggestion for someone you’d like to see featured in a future edition of “Top 10″? E-mail us at media@ohswekenspeedway.com, and stay tuned for future editions of “Top 10″ printed in our weekly program, and on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com!

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JIBS ACTION SPORTS PRESENTS CNAF NIGHT & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT THIS FRIDAY

by Tommy Goudge (August 18, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, August 21 when    presents Canadian National Autism Foundation Night and Autograph Night. The event features the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus the final Autograph Night of the season.

The Canadian National Autism Foundation promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. The CNAF was formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of children with autism, providing funding for Canadian-based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness.

Ohsweken Speedway is honoured to host the Canadian National Autism Foundation for the 5th annual benefit race night. Please visit www.CNAF.net to learn more about the Canadian National Autism Foundation, and find out how you can help.

An average of 129 drivers have signed in each night of the 2015 season so far at Ohsweken, with the 5 weekly racing series divisions producing 31 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 21. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
The deadline for competitors to receive the half-price “Early Bird” discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is September 11, 2015. “Early Bird” entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Saturday, September 19. Entries can be filed by contacting Office Administrator Lorraine Pedersen by phone at 519 750-4866 or e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, purse, and more.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson in Ticket Sales by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

About Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equiment. Jibs is now one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, and Scooter Pro Shops at 362 Lakeshore Road West in Mississauga, or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.com

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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RACING FOR AUGUST 14TH CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Racing at Ohsweken Speedway for Friday, August 14th has been cancelled due to heavy rains and wet grounds.

The Art Hill Memorial 42 lap event for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks has been rescheduled to Friday, August 28th. The TUSA Canada Mod-Lites race will not be rescheduled.

Please stay tuned for further information as it becomes available.

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF MEL STYRES

August 14, 2015 – The management and staff of Ohsweken Speedway wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mel Styres. Mel was a longtime supporter of local racing who was coping with terminal cancer and financial hardship.

Drivers from Ohsweken Speedway’s Thunder Stock and Bomber divisions “passed the helmet” for Mel Styres at the Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 28. The track’s fans and racers once again showed their generosity and compassion, as a total of $2585 was raised. The donated money was delivered to Mel on July 29, and will help his family with expenses during their time of grief.

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11TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS QUICKLY APPROACHING!

by Tommy Goudge (August 12, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is coming up in less than 6 weeks, and preparations are well underway for the track’s signature event.

The 2015 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 17, while racing will commence Friday, September 18 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19.

The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus 6 heat races, 3 B-Feature races, a dash race for heat race winners to determine the top 6 starting positions in the A-Feature, the 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 19.

While the Saturday night 360 Sprint Car format remains largely the same as in recent years, one small change has been made, as the field will be split into 3 flights for the group time trials as opposed to 6. Each of the 3 flights will then be divided evenly into 2 heat races based on their time trial results.

This year’s Night Before the Nationals again includes Twin 15 lap features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car and HRW Automotive Mini Stock divisions. Each Twin 15 winner will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features qualified drivers from the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken in 2015, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division feature on August 28, plus the top drivers from Sprints on Dirt and the National Racing Alliance, and two “Wild Card” entries.

The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge” presented by TJSlideways.com.

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
The deadline for competitors to receive the (half-price) “Early Bird” discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is September 11, 2015. “Early Bird” entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Saturday, September 19.

Entries can be filed by contacting Office Administrator Lorraine Pedersen by phone at 519 750-4866 or e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, and more.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 10 previous editions, with a total of 224 different drivers from 16 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012, Stewart also became a 3-time winner in 2013, and Jessica Zemken went to victory lane in 2014.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are on sale now for the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sports and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.ArrowExpressSports.com.

About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011, Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088, and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

PAST CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS A-FEATURE WINNERS
2005 – Kenny Jacobs
2006 – Steve Poirier
2007 – Steve Poirier
2008 – Wayne Johnson
2009 – Shane Stewart
2010 – Shane Stewart
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
2012 – Steve Poirier
2013 – Shane Stewart
2014 – Jessica Zemken

2015 DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT QUALIFIERS
Sanction – Driver Name
Patriot Sprint Tour – Jared Zimbardi
Patriot Sprint Tour – Todd Hoddick
Southern Ontario Sprints – Glenn Styres
Southern Ontario Sprints – Mitch Brown
Empire Super Sprints – Jason Barney
Empire Super Sprints – Steve Poirier
National Racing Alliance – TBD
National Racing Alliance – TBD
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – TBD
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – TBD
Sprints on Dirt – TBD
Sprints on Dirt – TBD
“Wild Card” – TBD
“Wild Card” – TBD

2015 Results

BROWN, HILL, BAILEY, RYCKMAN, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “CORR/PAK VS. ESS” NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 7, 2015) – 124 drivers signed in to race on Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Corr/Pak vs. ESS” Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Mitch Brown, Alex Hill, Dave Bailey, Chris Ryckman, and Dusty DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE
CORR/PAK VS. ESS NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 124

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS VS. EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS (28 entries)
Kyle Pitts and Rob Dietrick drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car feature. Dietrick took the lead, while Pitts eventually dropped out of the race due to engine problems. Paulie Colagiovanni and Cory Turner moved to 2nd and 3rd on the first lap, while 8th starter Mitch Brown and 12th starter Jason Barney were making moves toward the top 5. Defending champions Glenn Styres and Steve Poirier were also moving steadily forward after starting 7th and 9th, respectively.

Barney gained 5 positions on the first lap, and briefly moved ahead of Brown into 4th on lap 4, while Turner got by Colagiovanni on lap 7. Brown and Barney continued their charge through the field, passing Colagiovanni on lap 9 and setting their sights on Dietrick and Turner.

Dietrick’s lead shrunk as he worked through traffic, and Brown swept by both Turner and Dietrick into the top spot on lap 12. The left side panel of Turner’s front wing flew off and landed on the track surface, which brought out the first yellow flag of the race on lap 13. Fortunately for Turner, the event was being run under ESS rules and he was allowed to keep his position for the restart, but he was not as fast without the missing piece.

The first try at the restart saw the drivers lined up in double-file formation under ESS rules with Brown in the first row and Barney in the second row, but Dylan Swiernik flipped in the first corner to bring out a red flag. The next restart was single file, giving Brown a bigger advantage, but with Styres close behind him, Barney quickly got by both Dietrick and Turner.

Barney closed in on Brown and briefly got beside him, but Brown stayed ahead as the leaders negotiated traffic, and claimed the win by 0.524 seconds. Barney took the runner-up spot, followed by Styres, Poirier, Cory Turner, Dietrick, Jamie Turner, Parker Evans, Paul Kinney, and Matt Tanner.

Corr/Pak division drivers recieved 75 show-up points, leaving the championship standings relatively unchanged. Styres continues to hold a 2 point advantage over Brown, with Todd Hoddick another 8 markers behind.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10mb Mitch Brown (8)
2. 87 Jason Barney (12)
3. 0 Glenn Styres (7)
4. 28fm Steve Poirier (9)
5. 19 Cory Turner (3)
6. 10k Rob Dietrick (2)
7. 11 Jamie Turner (16)
8. 61 Parker Evans (5)
9. 19k Paul Kinney (22)
10. 90 Matt Tanner (21)
11. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (6)
12. 75 Tommy Wickham (14)
13. 38 Tyler Hendricks (19)
14. 6 Curtis Gartly (18)
15. 80 Chris Steele (10)
16. 81 Derek Jonathan (15)
17. 13 Keith Granholm (24)
18. 2x Lee Winger (23)
19. 2 Dave Axton (20)
DNF. 7k Kyle Pitts (1)
DNF. 7c Dylan Swiernik (11)
DNF. 5 Keith Dempster (13)
DNF. 49 Todd Hoddick (17)
DNS. 91 Ryan Turner (4)
No Time.
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Rob Dietrick (1-11), Mitch Brown (12-25)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 28fm Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC (1), 2. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 10k Rob Dietrick, Farmington NY (6), 4. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY (4), 5. 75 Tommy Wickha, Constantia NY (9), 6. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (5), 7. 11z Darren Zumpe, St. Catharines ON (10), 8. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne ON (7), DNF. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (2), DNF. 3 Denny Peebles, Lowville NY (8). No Time

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 10mb Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (3), 2. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni, Marcellus NY (1), 3. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 4. 61 Parker Evans, Owego NY (6), 5. 5 Keith Dempster, Alton ON (4), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (5), 7. 2 Dave Axton, Port Byron NY (9), 8. 90 Matt Tanner, Stephentown NY (7), 9. 2x Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (8), . Time – 2:20.299

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (1), 2. 7c Dylan Swiernik, Port Leyden NY (2), 3. 7k Kyle Pitts, Mulberry FL (4), 4. 19 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), 6. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (9), 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (8), 8. 19k Paul Kinney, Canastota NY (7), 9. 13 Keith Granholm, Syracuse NY (5). Time – 2:22.282

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE DASH (4 laps – Determined A-Feature starting positions 13-18)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5 Keith Dempster (2), 2. 75 Tommy Wickham (1), 3. 81 Derek Jonathan (4), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (3), 5. 49 Todd Hoddick (6), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (5). Time – 56.068

B-FEATURE (10 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 38 Tyler Hendricks (3), 2. 2 Dave Axton (2), 3. 90 Matt Tanner (5), 4. 19k Paul Kinney (6), 5. 13 Keith Granholm (9), 6. 2x Lee Winger (8), 7. 43 Scott Sherk (4), 8. 11z Darren Zumpe (1), DNS. 00 Dane Lorenc (7), DNS. 3 Denny Peebles (10). Time – 2:24.662

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTER:  2x Lee Winger (Corr/Pak)

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (15 entries)
Alex Hill held off early challenges from fellow front row starter Mack DeMan to take her second Crate Sprint Car feature win of the season. Hill drove away from the field after a lap 5 restart for contact between Mike Thorne and Josh Shantz, and crossed the finish line 2.094 seconds ahead of DeMan, who settled for 2nd. Steve Lyons took 3rd, followed by Mark Czuba, and Jake Brown.

Championship leader Dylan Westbrook advanced quickly from 12th to 6th, but he couldn’t advance any further during an entertaining joust with Brown and Ryan Hunsinger. Brad Herron scratched from both his heat race and the feature to allow Josh Shantz to take his seat, after Shantz’s engine failed in hot laps.

Westbrook now has a 31 point advantage over Jake Brown in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Alex Hill (1)
2. 4 Mack DeMan (2)
3. 9 Steve Lyons (4)
4. 00 Mark Czuba (6)
5. 1-10 Jake Brown (9)
6. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12)
7. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (3)
8. 12 Josh Shantz (11)
9. 68 Aaron Turkey (8)
10. 54 Ed Green (7)
11. 55 Mike Thorne (5)
12. 6m Eric McGlone (14)
13. 43k Kyle Durnin (10)
DNF. 1 Holly Porter (13)
DNS. 12 Brad Herron (15)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Alex Hill (1-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 77x Alex Hill, Ohsweken ON (1), 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), 3. 7h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (3), 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (6), 5. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (5), 6. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (7), 7. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (8), DNS. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (4). Time – 1:29.965

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland ON (7), 2. 54 Ed Green, Ohsweken ON (1), 3. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (4), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (2), 5. 12 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (6), 6. 43k Kyle Durnin, Cambridge ON (5), 7. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (3). Time – 1:32.402

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 77x Alex Hill – 14.957 seconds

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (32 entries)
Melissa Miller led the first lap of the Thunder Stock feature before 8th starter Dereck Lemyre took over at the front, with 9th starter Ryan Beagle close behind. The action was frantic behind them, with many drivers advancing from deep in the field to contend for top 5 positions. Championship leader Dave Bailey was among the hard chargers, as he started 22nd following a B-Feature detour.

Bailey chased 17th starter Ken Sargent into the top 5 by lap 4, with 19th starter Jim Lampman following as well. Sargent and Bailey moved up to race three wide with Lemyre for the lead, with Sargent leading the 11th lap before Bailey and Lampman got around both of them on lap 12. 23rd starter Ryan Dinning and 15th starter Billy Bleich moved into the top 5 a few laps later, but nobody could catch Bailey, who celebrated his birthday with a 0.436 margin of victory over Lampman. Sargent finished 3rd, followed by Dinning, Bleich, Chris Dickie, Trevor DeBoer, Jesse McDonald, Bryce Richardson, and Shaun Quinn.

Bailey’s win coupled with mechanical issues for Wyatt Van Wart has Bailey now ahead by 37 points in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (22)
2. 28 Jim Lampman (19)
3. 85s Ken Sargent (17)
4. 2 Ryan Dinning (23)
5. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (15)
6. 1 Chris Dickie (16)
7. 23 Trevor DeBoer (11)
8. 88 Jesse McDonald (14)
9. 11r Bryce Richardson (24)
10. 119 Shaun Quinn (10)
11. 84rk Ryan Beagle (9)
12. 777x Steve Hess (12)
13. 64 Brandon McFerran (6)
14. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (21)
15. 16 Jeremy May (25)
16. 48 Mike Graham (7)
DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (26)
18. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (27)
19. 97 Max Chechalk (2)
20. 52 Tony Fraser (4)
21. 7x Chase Hess (13)
22. 8 Dale Gyokery (18)
DNF. 93 Melissa Miller (3)
DNF. 53 Logan Shwedyk (28)
DNF. 166 Thomas Martin (5)
DQ. 56 Dereck Lemyre (8)
DQ. 81 Karl Sault (20)
DNS. 66 Brady Longboat (1)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Melissa Miller (1), Dereck Lemyre (2-10), Ken Sargent (11), Dave Bailey (12-20)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 48 Mike Graham, Caledonia ON (11), 2. 66 Brady Longboat, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 52 Tony Fraser, Guelph ON (8), 4. 64 Brandon McFerran, Acton ON (10), 5. 97 Max Chechalk, Dunnville ON (5), 6. 93 Melissa Miller, Ohsweken ON (7), 7. 166 Thomas Martin (9), DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford ON (1), DQ. 24 Mike Klazinga, Caledonia ON (2), DQ. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., London ON (6), DQ. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville ON (4). Time – 2:48.685

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 56 Derek Lemyre, Hamilton ON (2), 2. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia ON (4), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville ON (5), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (11), 5. 7x Chase Hess, Ohsweken ON (10), 6. 777x Steve Hess, Ohsweken ON (8), 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria ON (3), 8. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne ON (9), 9. 16 Jeremy May, Binbrook ON (7), 10. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (1), 11. 40 Derek Liverance, Brantford ON (6). Time – 2:40.391

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 85s Ken Sargent, Fenwick ON (3), 2. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford ON (2), 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, Cambridge ON (9), 4. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr., Port Robinson, ON (1), 5. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas ON (7), 6. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre ON (6), 7. 8 Dale Gyokery, Jarvis ON (4), 8. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville ON (8), 9. 2 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia ON (5), DNS. 73 Mike Bell, Jr. (10). Time – 2:40.062

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (7), 2. 2 Ryan Dinning (8), 3. 11r Bryce Richardson (5), 4. 16 Jeremy May (6), 5. 49h Jerry Hill (4), 6. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (1), 7. 53 Logan Shwedyk (9), 8. 73 Mike Bell, Jr. (10), DNF. 24 Mike Klazinga (2), DNS. 40 Derek Liverance (3), DNS. 13 Kacey Huffman (11). Time – 2:41.609

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (35 entries)
Rob Slater and Lucas Lubin each took a turn at the front of the Mini Stock field before 15th starter Chris Ryckman took the lead on lap 4. Ryckman stayed out front for the remaining distance and claimed his first feature win by 1.032 seconds over 18th starter Mark Bazuin. Bazuin, Jon Janssens, and Tim Deboer raced hard for the runner-up spot late in the race, with Bazuin prevailing on the last lap. Janssens nosed ahead of DeBoer for 3rd, followed by Lubin, Slater, Kathi Dickie, Jason Lungaro, Shone Evans, and Robin Elliott.

Lungaro retook the championship points lead, and now has a 5 point advantage over Brandon Janssens.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 93 Chris Ryckman (15)
2. 21x Mark Bazuin (18)
3. 66 Jon Janssens (20)
4. 9 Tim Deboer (8)
5. 29 Lucas Lubin (4)
6. 55 Rob Slater (1)
7. 1 Kathi Dickie (12)
8. 7 Jason Lungaro (14)
9. 95 Shone Evans (17)
10. 99 Robin Elliott (22)
11. 32 Gillian Hils (2)
12. 66x Brandon Janssens (19)
13. 64 Doug Erskine ()
14. 37 Rob Hoskins (24)
15. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (23)
16. 2 Matt Nuell (21)
17. 18 Adam Hallett (6)
18. 90 Chad Smelser (7)
19. 10 Laura Hughes (10)
20. 6x Mike Sarantakos (27)
21. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (11)
22. 96 Brian Crosgrove (26)
23. 8 Barry Westman, Sr. (28)
24. 39r Andy Ryckman (25)
25. 69 Rob Twitchett (5)
26. 22 Brittani Myers (3)
DNF. 51 Trevor Young (13)
DNF. 6 Jason Dixon (16)
Time – 5:28.662 NEW TRACK RECORD
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Rob Slater (1-2), Lucas Lubin (3), Chris Ryckman (4-15)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Rob Slater, Dundas ON (3), 2. 29 Lucas Lubin, Hamilton ON (8), 3. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas ON (6), 4. 22 Brittani Myers, Hamilton ON (7), 5. 18 Adam Hallett, Cambridge ON (11), 6. 90 Chad Smelser, Dunnville ON (12), 7. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas ON (10), 8. 39r Andy Ryckman, Hamilton ON (9), 9. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia ON (4), 10. 14 Shane Dixon, Cambridge ON (2), 11. 76 Jamie Goudge, London ON (5), 12. 84b Devon Bacher, Hagersville ON (1). Time – 2:22.431

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Kathi Dickie, Brantford ON (5), 2. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton ON (2), 3. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia ON (1), 4. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas ON (4), 5. 10 Laura Hughes, Caledonia ON (3), 6. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville ON (11), 7. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (8), 8. 99 Robin Elliott, Woodstock ON (12), 9. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville ON (7), 10. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton ON (9), 11. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe ON (10), 12. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford ON (6). Time – 2:22.733

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 93 Chris Ryckman, Brantford ON (1), 2. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock ON (7), 3. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia ON (5), 4. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford ON (2), 5. 95 Shone Evans, Scotland ON (3), 6. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton ON (8), 7. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock ON (6), 8. 37 Rob Hoskins, Harley ON (4), 9. 56 Kevin Slater, Caledonia ON (10), 10. 8 Barry Westman, Sr., Aylmer ON (11), 11. 16x Tyler Nuell, Hamilton ON (9). No Time

B-FEATURE (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 99 Robin Elliott (10), 2. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (9), 3. 37 Rob Hoskins (11), 4. 39r Andy Ryckman (5), 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove (8), 6. 6x Mike Sarantakos (7), 7. 8 Barry Westman, Sr. (14), 8. 11 Mike Giberson (3), 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (6), DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (13), DNF. 84b Devon Bacher (1), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (2), DNF. 16x Tyler Nuell (12), DNF. 76 Jamie Goudge (4). No Time

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (14 entries)
Dusty DeBoer drove through the field from 12th on the grid to take the Bomber feature win and extend his championship points lead. Mark Thorne prevailed in an entertaining race with son Wayde to take the runner-up spot, but ran out of time to catch DeBoer. Joe DeBoer finished 4th, followed by 13th starter Ashton Reekie.

Dusty DeBoer’s championship points lead now stands at 42 markers over a 2nd place tie between Patrick Abrahamsson and Jerry Burnham.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (12)
2. 95 Mark Thorne (7)
3. 6 Wayde Thorne (8)
4. 42 Joe DeBoer (6)
5. 26 Ashton Reekie (13)
6. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (11)
7. 155 Dustin Longboat (1)
8. 188 Paul Longboat (9)
9. 3 Alex Maas (4)
10. 17 Kaleah Syms (5)
11. 37 Jake Maas (2)
12. 57 Linc Erikson (14)
13. 14 Jerry Burnham (10)
14. 22m Ashley Nelson (3)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 42 Joe Deboer, Hagersville ON (6), 2. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken ON (1), 3. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge ON (4), 4. 95 Mark Thorne, Waterford ON (7), 5. 17 Kaleah Syms, Brantford ON (5), 6. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge ON (2), 7. 22b Ashley Nelson, Hamilton ON (3)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken ON (3), 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson, Burlington ON (4), 3. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken ON (2), 4. 6 Wayde Thorne, Waterford ON (1), 5. 23 Dusty Deboer, Hagersville ON (6), 6. 26 Ashton Reekie, Hamilton ON (5), 7. 57 Linc Erison, Hespeler ON (7)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:

Friday, August 14 – Weekly Racing – ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT
Grand River Powersports presents:
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 42
– TUSA Canada West Mod Lites 20

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TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents weekly Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

PHOTOS – August 7 Ohsweken Speedway feature winners Mitch Brown (#10 360 Sprint Car), Alex Hill (#77x Crate Sprint Car), Dave Bailey (#49 Thunder Stock), Chris Ryckman (#93 Mini Stock, and Dusty DeBoer (#23 Bomber). Photographs by Dale Calnan – www.ImageFactor.ca

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