2017 Results

WESTBROOK, EVANS, BAILEY AND SMITH WIN ON HOT ROD HIGHT PRESENTED BY DURNIN MOTORS AND BRADSHAW BROTHERS

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 30, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway was a busy place as Friday Night Excitement returned to action with Durnin Motors and Bradshaw Brothers Hot Rod Cruise Night featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints on Friday, June 30, 2017. The track welcomed YouTube star Tanner Fox to compete with the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks for his first ever dirt track race. When the dust settled, it was Dylan Westbrook, Shone Evans, Dave Bailey and Lucas Smith who picked up victories.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
June 30, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Hot Rod Cruise Night presented by Durnin Motors and Bradshaw Brothers
Total Entries – 132

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Southern Ontario Sprints vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 entries)

Lee Winger and Jim Huppunen started on the front row for the Southern Ontario Sprints vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Cars 25-lap A-Feature with Huppunen jumping out to the early lead. The opening two corners saw several drivers fight their cars on a challenging track.

While Huppunen opened an early lead, several fans were watching a charge forward from eighth-starting Dylan Westbrook. On lap six, Westbrook and Ryan Turner battled for the second spot after both drove past Jake Brown when the left side-panel blew off the top-wing on his No.1-10. A caution on lap eight calmed the battle up front, but Westbrook drove to the third spot on lap 10 and one lap later took second from Winger.

A three-wide battle for third ensued between Winger, Turner and Mikey Kruchka while Huppunen and Westbrook raced away into traffic. Kruchka won the battle for third and attempted to regain touch with the leaders.

Huppunen found himself in traffic at lap 16 and Westbrook used the opportunity to eat into the lead. At lap 18, Huppunen’s advantage was erased when the caution flag waved for debris in turn one. Westbrook made the winning pass on the following restart with a slide job in front of Huppunen’s No.14h in turns one and two. Huppunen stayed with the eventual winner, but could not get within striking distance to retake the point. The win was Westbrook’s second weekly victory of the season at Ohsweken.Winger, Huppunen and Westbrook won qualifying heats.

A-Feature (25 laps – NT)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (8); 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (2); 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka (5); 4. 97 Cory Turner (12); 5. 9 Steve Lyons (9); 6. 17x Dain Naida (13); 7. 91 Ryan Turner (4); 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (10); 9. 1-10 Jake Brown (6); 10. 10 Mitch Brown (11); 11. 2w Lee Winger (1); 12. 11 Jamie Turner (7); 13. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (15); 14. 71s Josh Sliter (16); 15. 30 Adam West (19); 16. 15 Mike Ferrell (18); 17. DNF 66 Frank Baranowski (17); 18. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter (3); 19. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly (14); DNS 27z Stan Zanchin.

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jim Huppunen 1-18; Dylan Westbrook 19-25
Hard Charger – Cory Turner (+8 – 12th to 4th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 1:58.392)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (1); 2. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (2); 3. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (5); 5. 21 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (3); 6. 71s Josh Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (6); 7. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON (DNS)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 1:55.393)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (4); 2. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (1); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (2); 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (5); 5. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh, MI (6); 6. 66 Frank Baranowski, Mount Hope, ON (3); 7. 15 Mike Ferrell, London, ON (7).

O’Neil’s Farm and Garden Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 1:57.749)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (2); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 3. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (6); 4. 97 Cory Turner, Town (3); 5. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (5); 6. 30 Adam West, Ridgetown, ON (1).

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Jim Huppunen
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (29 entries)
Jesse Costa and Shone Evans started up front for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20-lap main event. Evens jumped to an early advantage while the fourth starter, Mack DeMan, raced into second. The race was slowed quickly, however, when Mike Thorne rolled to a stop at the top of turn four on lap two.

Evans withstood DeMan’s attack on the restart while Costa began to experience problems behind the two leaders. Jesse McDonald raced into third on lap four before Costa came to a stop during a lap eight caution for a spun Davey Boughton.

Following the restart, Josh Shantz took second from DeMan. Three laps later on lap 14, DeMan’s night ended when he suffered damage to the right-front corner of his Lucas Oil No.4 and stopped in turn two. Evans held off Shantz on the restart and again on a green-white-checkered finish to score the victory. McDonald claimed the third spot.

Hannah Ferrell, Ryan Hunsinger and Costa won qualifying heats.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 87x Shone Evans (2); 2. 18 Josh Shantz (6); 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (10); 4. 1 Holly Porter (5); 5. 49h Jerry Hill (16); 6. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (8); 7. 3 AJ Lewis (3); 8. 68 Aaron Turkey (13); 9. 3x Gary Klutt (12); 10. 10 Lofton Schuts (19); 11. 5d Jacob Dykstra (15); 12. 44 Cody Day (20); 13. 52 Jesse Costa (1); 14. 51 Trevor Young (14); 15. 9c Brian Nanticoke (18); 16. 5 DJ Christie (11); 17. DNF 4 Mack DeMan (4); 18. DNF18x Davey Boughton (9); 19. DNF 8 Hannah Ferrell (7); 20. DNF 55 Mike Thorne (17).
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shone Evans 1-20
Hard Charger – Jerry Hill (+11 – 16th to 5th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (2); 2. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (3); 3. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (1); 4. 3x Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, ON (4); 5. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (6); 6. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (7); 7. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (8); 8. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (9); 9. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (5); 10. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (10).

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – 1:35.88)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (2); 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (9); 3. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (8); 4. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (3); 5. AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (10); 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (1); 7. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (4); 8. 15 Daryl Turford, Toronto, ON (7); 9. 22 Allen Gilletta, St. Catharines, ON (6); 10. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (5).

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (4); 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (3); 3. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (1); 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (2); 5. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (9); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (5); 7. 04x Michael Bell, Hagersville, ON (7); 8. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (8); 9. 8h Matt Hill,  Ohsweken, ON (6).

B-Feature (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49h Jerry Hill (1); 2. 55 Mike Thorne (4); 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke (3); 4. 10 Lofton Schuts (7); 5. 44 Cody Day (5); 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne (2); 7. 29 Liam Martin (9); 8. 22 Allen Gilletta (10); 9. 04x Michael Bell (6); 10. 19 Brandon Murrell (12); 11. DNF 15 Daryl Turford (8); 12. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (11); DNS 88h Josh Hansen; DNS 8h Matt Hill.

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Holly Porter
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (28 entries)

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature had Nick Liverance and Kacey Huffman on the front row for the 20-lap main event. Before the first lap couple be completed, the race was slowed for a stopped Christopher Hale in turn two.

Sixth-starting Jason Lungaro drove to the lead on the opening lap and Dereck Lemyre claimed second. The early hard charger was point leader Dave Bailey who came from the 17th starting position to second by lap three.

Bailey and Lungaro then waged battle for the top spot with Bailey leading the fifth lap at the start-finish line. Three laps later, Bailey was clear of Lungaro for the lead and on lap 11 held a 1.8-second advantage of Ryan Beagle who took second from Lungaro.

Slower traffic was not an issue for Bailey who navigated flawlessly ahead of Ryan Dinning who recovered from an early lap two spin to race forward to second on lap 14. Dinning did his best to cut into Bailey’s lead once the two cars had a clear track free of traffic to race. Dinning was fast in his No.8 and was eating into Bailey’s lead, but couldn’t get close enough to make a big for the lead before the checkered flag waved on lap 20 to hand Bailey his fourth win of the season.

Earlier in the night, Lungaro, Lemyre and Bailey won qualifying heat races.

A-Feature (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (17); 2. 8 Ryan Dinning (16); 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle (11); 4. 7 Jason Lungaro (6); 5. 56 Dereck Lemyre (13); 6. 28 Jim Lampman (14); 7. 00J James Thompson (18); 8. 11r Bryce Richardson (9); 9. 1 Chris Dickie (12); 10. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (10); 11. 23 Trevor DeBoer (15); 12. 26 Mike Ferguson (20); 13. DNF 93k Mike Klazinga (8); 14. 211 Brian Teeple (19); 15. 93 Melissa Miller (22); 16. 77 Brett Rodwell (26); 17. 11 Risi George (21); 18. 38 Terry Martin (4); 19. DNF 53 Logan Shwedyk (7); 20. DNF 71x Bobby Mercer (25); 21. 40 Jay Liverance (3); 22. 13 Kacey Huffman (2); 23. DNF 25 Ken Sargent (24); 24. 911L Nick Liverance (1); 25. DNF 17 Rob Disher (23); 26. DNF 79 Christopher Hale (5); DNS 46 Kevin Pauls; DNS 71 Frank Turkey Jr.
A-Feature Lap Leaders –.Jason Lungaro 1-4, Dave Bailey 5-20
Hard Charger – Dave Bailey (+16 – 17th to 1st)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 2:50.101)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (7); 2. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (2); 3. 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON (1); 4. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (3); 5. 79 Chris Hale, Guelph, ON (6); 6. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken, ON (4); 7. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (9); 8. 11 Risi George, Brantford, ON (8); 9. 26 Mike Ferguson, Hamilton, ON (5); 10. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON (10).

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:47.091)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (6); 2. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (1); 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (3); 4. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (2); 5. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 6. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (4); 7. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (8); 8. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON (9); 9. 17 Rob Disher Sr., Grimsby, ON (5).

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 2:43.817)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (2); 2. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (1); 3. 00J James Thompson, St. Catharine’s, ON (3); 4. 71 Frankie Turkie Jr., Ohsweken, ON (6); 5. 211 Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (4); 6. 93k Mike Klazinga, Caledonia, ON (9); 7. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON (5); 8. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON (8); 9. 71x Bobby Mercer, Ohsweken, ON (7).

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (36 entries)
The HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature was the final event to hit the track. Tim Nuell and Dusty DeBoer made up the front row while San Diego, Calif. native Tanner Fox was set to challenge from the rear of the field. DeBoer led the opening lap with five-wide racing taking place throughout the entire field behind him. Guelph driver

Bobby Tolton took the lead on lap three, but before the fourth lap couple be completed a major eight-car wreck took place on the backstretch with Brandon Crumbie’s No.63 finding the outside retaining wall to set off a chain reaction. The red flag was displayed to begin cleaning up the incident. Before the race could be restarted, heavy rain began to fall and washed out the racetrack. The remainder of the race was postponed to Friday, July 7 with the race continuing from lap three.

Jason Dixon, Tolton and Dave Crumbie won qualifying heats earlier in the night while rookie Nick Masi won the B-Main.

A-Feature (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
3 Laps Complete. To be made up on Friday, July 7.

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford, ON (8); 2. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON (5); 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (4); 4. 13 Daniel McKay, Thorold, ON (1); 5. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (11); 6. 6x Mike Saratakos, Smithville, ON (10); 7. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton, ON (12); 8. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON (9); 9. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON (3); 10. 17 Mike Taylor, Hamilton, ON (2); 11. 54 Christopher French, Stratford, ON (6); 12. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (7).

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps –2:16.018)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (3); 2. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas, ON (2); 3. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON (6); 4. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (12); 5. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (7); 6. 16 Fabio Oliveri, Hamilton, ON (9); 7. 16J Jeremy May, Hamilton, ON (4); 8. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON (8); 9. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville, ON (1); 10. 60x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (11); 11. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON (5); 12. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON (10).

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – 2:19.967)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 63c Dave Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (1); 2. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (6); 3. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (2); 4. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe, ON (4); 5. 29x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (8); 6. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (5); 7. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas, ON (7); 8. 265 Mike Evers, Caledonia, ON (14); 9. 13x Lucas Lubin, Hamilton, ON (11); 10. 5 Tanner Fox, San Diego, Calif. (10); 11. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas, ON (12); 12. 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer, ON (13); 13. 43c Andy Ryckman, Hamilton, ON (9); 14. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (3).

B-Feature (8 laps –No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 222 Nick Masi (8); 2. 19 Kyle Wert (9); 3. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (14); 4. 265 Mike Evers (16); 5. 13x Lucas Lubin (13); 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove (7); 7. 60 Martin Schroeder (6); 8. 79 Steve Miller (2); 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (5); 10. 11 Mike Giberson (11); 11. 60x Brandon Janssens (10); 12. 8 Barry Westman (15); DNS 17 Mike Taylor; DNS 54 Christopher French; DNS 4w Wayde Thorne; DNS 43c Andy Ryckman; DNS 5 Tanner Fox.

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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (19 entries)
Eric Maas and Brooke Nelson brought the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber feature to the green flag. Mass took the early lead while Jake Maas raced into the second spot and the 18th starter Lucas Smith claimed the third spot on lap four.

On lap five, Eric Maas No.37x suffered a flat tire, ending his night and handing the lead to Jake. His lead was erased by a lap seven caution. On the restart, Smith drove past Tim Jamieson’s No.177 for second. The race was slowed again on lap nine and again on lap 11 providing Smith the opportunity he needed. On lap 11, he drove to the extreme low side of the track and took the lead and drove to his second victory of the season over Paul Longboat’s No.188 and Jerry Burnham after Jake Maas was shuffled back on the restart.

Eric Maas and Gillian Hils won qualifying heats.

A-Feature (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49L Lucas Smith (18); 2. 188 Paul Longboat (16); 3. 14 Jerry Burnham (9); 4. 32 Gillian Hils (17); 5. 37 Jake Maas (8); 6. 86 Zach Buchwald (19); 7. 177 Tim Jamieson (3); 8. 01 Tristan Da Silva (11); 9. 01p Adam Plazek (13); 10. 6e Enya Robinson (6); 11. 22a Ashley Nelson (5); 12. 78 Aidan Nigh (7); 13. 01xx Ben Ryma (15); 14. 21J Jennifer McCollum (2); 15. DNF 67 Tommy Baldwin (12); 16. DNF 22b Brooke Nelson (4); 17. DNF 155 Dustin Longboat (10); 18. DNF 3 Alex Maas (14); 19. DNF 37x Eric Maas (1).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 37x Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON (1); 2. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON (9); 3. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON (3); 4. 22a Ashley Nelson, Hamilton, ON (5); 5. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON (7); 6. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON (10); 7. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON (6); 8. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON (8); 9.  21J Jennifer McCollum, York, ON (2); 10. DNF 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON (4).

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2  (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils – Dundas, ON (8); 2. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON (5); 3. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON (8); 4. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (7); 5. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON (2); 6. 01p Adam Plazek, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 7. 01xx Ben Ryman, Caledonia, ON (6); 8. DNF 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (1); 9. DNF 67 Tommy Baldwin, Guelph, ON (3).

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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway resumes competition next Friday, July 7 for Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciation Night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH. Five divisions of thrilling action are on the card for Friday Night Excitement. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.

–Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 Laps)
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (20 Laps)
– Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (20 Laps)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (15 Laps)
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (12 Laps)
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Tickets Available Now! 

Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

About Durnin Motors: Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Durnin Motors carries a huge selection of used cars, trucks, and SUV’s at amazingly competitive prices! Conveniently located at 2131 Kingsway Drive in Kitchener just around the corner from Fairview Mall, Durnin Motors will go the extra mile to make your used car purchase or service easy and enjoyable. Durnin Motors offers sales, service, and leasing you can trust! They’ve serviced the Kitchener-Waterloo area with pride for nearly 40 years, and they know cars. They carry products from Chevy, Ford, Dodge, GMC, and more. Call Durnin Motors at 519-893-6580, or visit them online at www.DurninMotors.com.

About Bradshaw Brothers: Based in Waterford, Ontario, Bradshaw Fuels Limited was founded in 1979. The company’s line of business includes the wholesale distribution of petroleum and petroleum products. Call them at 519 443-8611, or visit their website at www.BradshawFuels.com.

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.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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ACTIONXPO SET FOR CANADA DAY THRILLS – RAIN OR SHINE

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 30, 2017 – ActionXpo is set to unleash a full day of thrilling action on Canada Day! Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday – rain or shine – with the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural ActionXpo at Ohsweken Speedway features YouTube star and stunt scooter rider Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games and More.

ActionXpo is a full-day event that takes place all across Ohsweken Speedway’s world-class facility. ActionXpo features both daytime and evening events for a full day of action sports excitement. The daytime schedule begins at Noon with the Skatepark, Half-Pipe and Bike-Bash available to attendees for an open ride. The Action Zone will feature a Bottle Flip contest at 1:00pm, A Fidget Spin-Off at 2:00pm and a Meet & Greet with Tanner Fox from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Following the afternoon excitement, the evening Thrill Show begins at 7:00pm and features plenty of edge-of-your-seat live entertainment, including Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motorcross, Freestyle Half-Pipe showcases featuring Tanner Fox, a drone exhibition, racing for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, a Drone Exhibition and a massive Fireworks show to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Gates open at Noon on Saturday, July 1 for the first-ever Action Xpo! Get your tickets now and a full schedule of events at www.ActionXpo.com. Ohsweken Speedway in located at 1987 Chiefswood Road in Ohsweken, Ontario on the Six Nations Native Reserve.

ActionXpo
ActionXpo is coming to Ohsweken Speedway on July 1 and is the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.actionxpo.com.

Tickets Available Now! 

Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

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.

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DURNIN MOTORS AND BRADSHAW BROTHERS PRESENT HOT ROD NIGHT FEATURING THE SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS AND TANNER FOX THIS FRIDAY

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 29, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway is eager to resume its 22nd season of action when the Southern Ontario Sprints roll into town to take on the Kool Kidz-Corr-Pak 360 Sprint Cars on Hot Rod Night at the Speedway on Friday, June 30. Any fans who arrive in a classic Hot Rod will receive $10 grandstand admission for the night. Hot Rod night always brings some of the best classic cars in the area to the Speedway for an awesome collection worth stopping to check out.

Fans will also get a treat on Friday night at YouTube star Tanner Fox will be competing in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division prior to competing and performing in the first ever ActionXpo on Saturday, July 1. The San Diego, Calif. native is a professional scooter rider and fans can see Tanner and his famous Nissan GTR during a meet and greet on Saturday during ActionXpo, the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. For additional information on ActionXpo and to buy advance tickets, visit www.actionxpo.com.

Also on the card for action Friday night are the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for adults is just $14, $10 for seniors (65+), Youths (13-17) and fans arriving in Hot Rod cars, while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Dylan Westbrook has held the hot hand in Sprint Car racing across the province and enters Friday night’s event as the point leader with both the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) and Ohsweken’s own Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Cars. Westbrook has two wins with the SOS this season and a pair of victories at Ohsweken to his credit as well.

A talented field of drivers will be gunning to knock the Scotland, Ont. teenager from his post across the podium, including Shawn Sliter, who sits second in the Southern Ontario Sprints standings. Also chasing Westbrook is Jim Huppunen, who sits just two points back of the Kool Kids/Corr-Pak point lead.

Cory Turner, Ryan Turner and Mikey Kruchka also sit in the top-five through three weekly races this season. A total of 22 different drivers have attempted to run a Kool Kids-Corr/Pak race this season while 17 different drivers have competed with the SOS.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stock drivers will have a new competitor to battle on Friday night when YouTube star Tanner Fox hits the Ohsweken clay for the first time. Two weeks ago, rookie driver Nick Masi turned heads when he became the fourth different winner in the division this season. The win last week vaulted Masi up to 10th in the title standings. Mark Bazuin is the current point leader with a seven-point buffer over Jon Janssens. Meanwhile, Brandon Crumbie, Brandon Janssens and Aaron Rewutzsky round out the top-five. 

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division gets back to the Ohsweken clay after competing last Sunday at Humberstone Speedway. Dylan Westbrook stole the win last Sunday ahead of teammates Aaron Turkey and Holly Porter. When the division was last in action at Ohsweken on June 16, Mack DeMan earned the victory and became the third different winner of the season. DeMan also took over the point lead in the championship standings with a three point gap over Jesse McDonald. Ryan Hunsinger, who has a pair of wins this season, is third in the standings while Porter and Mike Thorne sit tied for fourth to round out the top-five. Josh Hansen is the top rookie driver in seventh in the standings and is coming off a third-place finish last week.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Last time the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks were on track, Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning produced an instant classic. Bailey got his third win of the season when he beat Dinning to the line by just 0.005 seconds. Bailey holds the point lead through three races with a 34-point cushion over Ken Sargent. Jim Lampman and Dinning occupy positions three and four, respectively, while Derek Lemyre and Trevor DeBoer are deadlocked for fifth.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers

The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers have a tight points race ongoing with four different winners in as many races so far this season. Lucas Smith is the current point leader and has a victory that came on opening night. Paul Longboat sits 17 points back in second and Gillian Hils, who won two weeks ago, is third. Dustin Longboat sits fourth after four weeks and last week’s winner Alex Maas occupies fifth.

ActionXpo

ActionXpo is coming to Ohsweken Speedway on July 1 and is the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.actionxpo.com. 

Tickets Available Now! 

Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

About Durnin Motors: Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Durnin Motors carries a huge selection of used cars, trucks, and SUV’s at amazingly competitive prices! Conveniently located at 2131 Kingsway Drive in Kitchener just around the corner from Fairview Mall, Durnin Motors will go the extra mile to make your used car purchase or service easy and enjoyable. Durnin Motors offers sales, service, and leasing you can trust! They’ve serviced the Kitchener-Waterloo area with pride for nearly 40 years, and they know cars. They carry products from Chevy, Ford, Dodge, GMC, and more. Call Durnin Motors at 519-893-6580, or visit them online at www.DurninMotors.com.

About Bradshaw Brothers: Based in Waterford, Ontario, Bradshaw Fuels Limited was founded in 1979. The company’s line of business includes the wholesale distribution of petroleum and petroleum products. Call them at 519 443-8611, or visit their website at www.BradshawFuels.com.

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.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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ACTION XPO TICKETS & INFORMATION

Action Xpo will be taking place at Ohsweken Speedway on Saturday, July 1st.
View the full schedule CLICK HERE

Featuring the following:

  • YouTube Star Tanner Fox
  • Freestyle Motocross
  • Action Sports Competitions
  • Monster Trucks
  • Sprint Car Racing
  • Drone Racing
  • Vendors, Food and more!

For a complete schedule CLICK HERE

To order tickets visit http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023.

Tickets will be available the day of the event. Everyone’s welcome to join in the action!

2017 Results, News

RACING CANCELLED FOR JUNE 23 DUE TO HEAVY RAIN

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 23, 2017 – Tonight’s scheduled Minor Sports Team Night presented by Pinty’s Delicious Foods presented by the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour at Ohsweken Speedway has officially been cancelled due to heavy morning rain and a forecast to continue throughout the rest of the afternoon.

“It has been raining hard all morning and with no end in site, we have no choice but cancel the races for tonight,” said Ohsweken Speedway general manager Clinton Geoffrey.

Ohsweken Speedway will work with The Race of Champions Sportsman Tour Race to reschedule the race for a later date.

Racing resumes next Friday with our doubleheader weekend. Friday Night Excitement returns on June 30 for Hot Rod Cruise Night presented by Durnin Motors and Bradshaw Brothers featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints.

Then, on Canada Day July 1 it’s the first ever Action Sports Exhibition of it’s kind, Action Xpo takes over Ohsweken Speedway. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. Get advanced tickets at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/.

For a full schedule of events and additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com and www.ActionXpo.com.

Tickets Available Now! 

Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.d

Action Xpo
Action Xpo is coming to Ohsweken Speedway on July 1 and is the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.actionxpo.com.

About Pinty’s Delicious Foods: The tradition of premium poultry products with the Pinty’s name attached goes back over 70 years to when Ed Pintwala first opened Pinty’s Poultry Limited in 1943. Now based in Burlington, Ontario, Pinty’s produces a full line of products available at many of your favourite retailers, and at Ohsweken Speedway’s Pit Stop concession stands! Call them at 1 800-263-7223, or visit www.Pintys.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.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY

Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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RACE OF CHAMPIONS SPORTSMAN TOUR VISITS ON MINOR SPORTS TEAM NIGHT

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 22, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 22nd season of competitions continues on Friday night when the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour visits on Minor Sports Team Night presented by Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Children wearing their Minor Sports Team jerseys will be admitted free and will also be entered to win a special Ohsweken Speedway Prize Pack.

Pinty’s Delicious Foods night marks the first of two Sportsman Modified races at Ohsweken in 2017. Also on the schedule are the Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for adults is just $14, $10 for seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Race of Champions Sportsman Tour
The Race of Champions Sportsman Tour returns to Ohsweken for the second time in its history. Friday’s race is the first of six on the Series’ 2017 schedule. Last season, Chad Chevalier won over Cody McPherson, Mark Chiddy, Justin Sharpe and Charlie Lynch. The ultra-competitive Sportsman division is guaranteed to provide plenty of side-by-side action. Additional event information is available at www.rocmodifiedseries.com.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Dylan Westbrook has held the hot hand with the Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. After last week’s win, Westbrook enters this week’s action as the point leader, although by an incredibly small margin. Westbrook’s advantage is just two points over Jim Huppunen, who also has a weekly win this season. Cory Turner, Ryan Turner and Mikey Kruchka also sit in the top-five through three weekly races this season. A total of 22 different drivers have attempted to run a Kool Kids-Corr/Pak race this season.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division got its third different winner in four races when Mack DeMan earned the victory last week. DeMan also took over the point lead in the championship standings with a three point gap over Jesse McDonald. Ryan Hunsinger, who has a pair of wins this season, is third in the standings while Holly Porter and Mike Thorne sit tied for fourth to round out the top-five. Josh Hansen is the top rookie driver in seventh in the standings and is coming off a third-place finish last week. 

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Last week’s Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature was a thriller as Dave Bailey got his third win of the season when he beat Ryan Dinning to the line by just 0.005 seconds. Bailey sits at the top of the point standings through three weeks of competition with a 34-point lead over Ken Sargent. Jim Lampman, Dinning occupy positions three and four, respectively, while Derek Lemyre and Trevor DeBoer are deadlocked for fifth.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Rookie driver Nick Masi turned heads when he drove from the 22nd starting position to win his first career HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature in a rain-shortened race last Friday night. Nonetheless, the impressive drive vaulted the winner up to 10th in the title standings. Mark Bazuin is the current point leader with a seven-point buffer over Jon Janssens. Meanwhile, Brandon Crumbie, Brandon Janssens and Aaron Rewutzsky round out the top-five.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers have tight points race ongoing with four different winners in as many races so far this season. Lucas Smith is the current point leader and has a victory the came on opening night. Paul Longboat sits 17 points back in second and Gillian Hils, who won two weeks ago, is third. Dustin Longboat sits fourth after four weeks and last week’s winner Alex Maas occupies fifth.

Tickets Available Now!
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

Action Xpo
Action Xpo is coming to Ohsweken Speedway on July 1 and is the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.actionxpo.com.

About Pinty’s Delicious Foods: The tradition of premium poultry products with the Pinty’s name attached goes back over 70 years to when Ed Pintwala first opened Pinty’s Poultry Limited in 1943. Now based in Burlington, Ontario, Pinty’s produces a full line of products available at many of your favourite retailers, and at Ohsweken Speedway’s Pit Stop concession stands! Call them at 1 800-263-7223, or visit www.Pintys.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. 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

2017 Results, Wall of Fame

WESTBROOK, DEMAN, BAILEY, MASI, MAAS AND LLORD WIN ON WALL OF FAME AND KIDS RACE NIGHT

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 16, 2017 – A total 135 drivers signed in for competition at Ohsweken Speedway on Wall of Fame and Kids Race night presented by Core-Mark International. A bustling grandstand was full of Kids Race supporters, with proceeds from Kids Race ticket sales going to support the Canadian National Autism Foundation.

At intermission, the track welcomed five new members to its Wall of Fame. The 2017 inductees, former Mini Stock driver Jim Cochrane, longtime sponsor and support Gale Hill, Sprint Car racer Tom Huppunen and, track announcers and ambassadors Adam Ross and Clinton Geoffrey Kruchka were honoured with a ceremony on the front straightaway. All five honourees were joined by family and friends as they received their commemorative plaques displaying their achievements.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
June 16, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Wall of Fame and Kids Race Night presented by Core-Mark International
Total Entries – 135

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (18 entries)
Dylan Westbrook’s front row starting position proved advantageous as he drove past polesitter Travis Cunningham on the outside on the opening lap and never looked back. Westbrook drove flawlessly in the outside lane against the cushion and paced to his second win in as many weeks at Ohsweken.

By lap eight, Westbrook’s lead was nearly a straightaway over Jim Huppunen, who had charged from fifth to second. His lead was erased on lap nine when Shawn Sliter rolled to a stop in turn three after hitting the wall on the backstretch. The restart took two tries, but Westbrook had a lapped car as a cushion between him and Huppunen to ease the pressure.

The toughest battles happened behind Westbrook inside the top-five. Cory Turner and Mikey Kruchka exchanged slide jobs for fourth at the halfway mark before Kruchka took the spot. With five to go, Westbrook’s lead was 2.8 seconds over Huppunen and he lost little of it as he raced around lapped traffic over the final three laps to earn the win. Huppunen and Mitch Brown rounded out the podium.

Kruchka won the first qualifying heat and the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance Top Gun award while Westbrook won the second heat.

A-Feature (20 laps – NT)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2)
2. 14h Jim Huppunen (5)
3. 10 Mitch Brown (6)
4. 01k Mikey Kruchka (3)
5. 97 Cory Turner (10)
6. 11 Jamie Turner (12)
7. 91 Ryan Turner (16)
8. 90 Travis Cunningham (1)
9. 2w Lee Winger (7)
10. 9 Steve Lyons (4)
11. 27h Tom Huppunen (8)
12. 38 Tyler Hendricks (13)
13. 6 Curtis Gartly (11)
14. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (14)
15. DNF 1-10 Jake Brown (9)
16. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter (15)
DNS. 80 Chris Steele
DNS. 0 Glenn Styres
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-20
Hard Charger – Ryan Turner (+9 – 16th to 7th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 01 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON (4); 2. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON (5); 3. 90 Travis Cunningham – St. Catharine’s, ON (8); 4. 2w Lee Winger – Mount Hope, ON (7); 5. 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, ON (2); 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks – Pain Court, ON (1); 7. 21J John Burbridge Sr. – Simcoe, ON (6); 8. DNF – 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, ON (3); 9. 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharine’s ON (9).

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland, ON (2); 2. 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (4); 3. 27h Tom Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (1); 4. 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON (5); 5. 1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON (6); 6. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (3); 7. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (9); 8. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (8); 9. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (7).

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Mikey Kruchka
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (29 entries)
Jesse Costa and Mike Thorne led the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars at the drop of the green flag for the Feature event with Thorne using the outside lane to charge to an early lead. Thorne jumped to a convincing one-second lead early on, but was reeled in by the second yellow of the race on lap five. Jerry Hill challenged for the lead on the restart, but another caution halted his progress and Thorne retook the top spot when the race regained full speed.

Following a lap nine yellow, Thorne pulled away from the field again while Holly Porter and 10th-starting Mack DeMan exchanged slide jobs for the third spot. DeMan was on the move and took third from Porter on lap 12 and second from the polesitter Costa on lap 13. DeMan then wasted no time reeling in Thorne, and took the lead on lap 16 when he slid in front of Thorne off of corner four. DeMan led the final five laps to secure his ninth career Ohsweken victory ahead of Costa. Fifteen year-old rookie Josh Hansen of Beamsville claimed the final spot on the podium after starting 13th.

Lofton Schuts, Ryan Hunsinger and Costa won qualifying heats. Schuts was the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance ‘Top Gun’ award winner. Shone Evans won the B-Main.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 4 Mack DeMan (10)
2. 52 Jesse Costa (1)
3. 88h Josh Hansen (13)
4. 1 Holly Porter (5)
5. 88 Jesse McDonald (8)
6. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
7. 87x Shone Evans (16)
8. 49h Jerry Hill (3)
9. 8 Hannah Ferrell (12)
10. 10 Lofton Schuts (4)
11. 68 Aaron Turkey (14)
12. 5d Jacob Dykstra (18)
13. 18 Josh Shantz (15)
14. 15 Dan Nanticoke (19)
15. 9c Brian Nanticoke (17)
16. 3 AJ Lewis (9)
17. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (11)
18. DNF 5 DJ Christie (20)
19. DNF 44 Cody Day (6)
20. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger (7)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Thorne 1-15, Mack DeMan 16-20
Hard Charger – Josh Hansen (+10 – 13th to 3rd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, ON (2); 2. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, ON (4); 3. 8 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, ON (1); 4. 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (6); 5. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, ON (9); 6. 6m Eric McGlone – Union, ON (5); 7. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, ON (3); 8. 22 Allen Gilletta – St. Catharine’s, ON (7); 9. DNF 51x Trevor Young – Ancaster, ON (10); DNS. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, ON.

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – 1:36.044)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON (4); 2. 88 Jesse McDonald – Caledonia, ON (1); 3. 4 Mack DeMan – Mississauga, ON (3); 4. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, ON (6); 5. 18 Josh Shantz – St. Agatha, ON (7); 6. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, ON (9); 7. 8h Matt Hill – Ohsweken, ON (5); 8. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, ON (8); DNS. 18x Davey Boughton – Carlisle, ON.

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, ON (2); 2. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON (1); 3. 44 Cody Day – Courtland, ON (4); 4. 5c Conor Mahoney – Waterdown, ON (5); 5. 3 AJ Lewis – Stoney Creek, ON (8); 6. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (6); 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (9); 8. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, ON (3); 9. 3x Gary Klutt – Halton Hills, ON (7); 10. 04x Mike Bell – Hagersville, ON (10).

B-Feature (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 87x Shone Evans (1); 2. 9c Brian Nanticoke (2); 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra (7); 4. 15 Dan Nanticoke (3); 5. 5 DJ Christie (13); 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne (8); 7. 3x Gary Klutt (11); 8. 51 Trevor Young (10); 9. 29 Liam Martin (9); 10. 22 Allen Gilleta (6); 11. 04x Michael Bell (12); 12. DNF 8h Matt Hill (5); 13. 6m Eric McGlone (4); DNS. 18x Davey Boughton (DNS).

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Lofton Schuts
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (26 entries)
Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning produced an instant classic in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock main event. It was Kacey Huffman and Terry Martin who brought the field to the green flag, but last week’s rollover victim Rob Hoskins who took the early lead.

Hoskins led until lap three when Jason Lungaro raced to the point. However, the race many fans were watching was the battle Dinning and Bailey faced as they raced through the field from 13th and 19th, respectively. Dinning took the lead just prior to the first caution on lap six when Christopher Hale spun his No.79 and was hit by Melissa Miller.

Bailey restarted in the third spot behind Dinning and the two drivers battled side-by-side until the second and final yellow flag on lap 11 with the two drivers exchanging the lead multiple times. The final nine laps saw Dinning on the inside and Bailey to his outside for each lap. Coming to the white flag, Bailey lost momentum behind a lapped car, but used the opportunity to switch lanes and take the bottom lane away from Dinning. Dinning fought back through the middle of the track and the two drivers came off turn four in a dead heat. At the start-finish line, Bailey earned the victory by 0.005 seconds over Dinning in a thrilling photo finish. It was Bailey’s third win of the season in four starts at Ohsweken. Ken Sargent quietly raced into the third and final podium spot.

Logan Shwedyk, Dinning and Bailey won qualifying heats.

A-Feature (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (19)
2. 8 Ryan Dinning (13)
3. 25 Ken Sargent (17)
4. 23 Trevor DeBoer (14)
5. 7 Jason Lungaro (4)
6. 56 Dereck Lemyre (15)
7. 84 Ryan Beagle (10)
8. 90 Vince Fargnoli (20)
9. 28 Jim Lampman (18)
10. 11r Bryce Richardson (8)
11. 1 Chris Dickie (9)
12. 53 Logan Shwedyk (6)
13. 38 Terry Martin (2)
14. 11 Risi George (12)
15. 93k Mike Klazinga (25)
16. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (7)
17. DNF 119 Shaun Quinn (11)
18. DNF 13 Kacey Huffman (1)
19. DNF 93 Melissa Miller (16)
20. DNF 37h Rob Hoskins (5)
21. DNF 79 Christopher Hale (24)
22. DNF 40 Jay Liverance (3)
23. DNF 77 Brett Rodwell (21)
24. DNF 26 Mike Ferguson (22)
25. DNF 911 Nick Liverance (23)
26. DNS 17 Rob Disher

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hoskins 1-2; Lungaro 3-4; Dinning 5-7, 14, 17-19; Bailey 8-13, 15-16, 20.
Hard Charger – Dave Bailey (+18 – 19th to 1st)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 2:49.112)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 53 Logan Shwedyk – Jerseyville, ON (8); 2. 7 Jason Lungaro – Hagersville, ON (6); 3. 37h Rob Hoskins – Harley, ON (7); 4. 40 Jay Liverance – Brantford, ON (5); 5. 77 Brett Rodwell – Mount Hope, ON (9); 6. 38 Terry Martin – Ohsweken, ON (3); 7. 13 Kacey Huffman – Brantford, ON (2); 8. DNF 26 Mike Ferguson – Hamilton, ON (1); 9. DNF 911L Nick Liverance – Brantford, ON (4).

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:49.275)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning – Caledonia, ON (7); 2. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. – Hagersville, ON (1); 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle – Vittoria, ON (5); 4. 11R Bryce Richardson – Port Colborne, ON (2); 5. 1 Chris Dickie – Brantford, ON (4); 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer – Hagersville, ON (8); 7. 119 Shaun Quinn – Caledonia, ON (9); 8. 79 Chris Hale – Guelph, ON (3); 9. 93k Ryan Klazinga – Caledonia, ON (6).

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey – Hagersville, ON (5); 2. 56 Derek Lemyre – Hamilton, ON (1); 3. 25 Ken Sargent – Port Colborne, ON (3); 4. 28 Jim Lampman – Caistor Centre, ON (4); 5. 93 Melissa Miller – Six Nations, ON (2); 6. 90 Vince Fagnoli – Niagara Falls, ON (6); 7. 11 Risi George – Brantford, ON (8); 8. 17 Rob Disher – Grimsby, ON (7).

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (39 entries)
The HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature saw Tim Nuell and Jeremy May pace the field to the green flag. Nuell grabbed the early lead, but May kept pace and took his No.16J to the outside lane to challenge for the lead. On lap six, May’s challenge was successful as he took over the top-spot while a three-wide battle for the lead waged behind him.

A lap later, it was a three-wide battle for the lead and 22nd-starting rookie Nick Masi took over the lead at the halfway point after passing both May and last week’s winner Dave Crumbie. Masi led until lap nine when the yellow flag waved for excessive moisture on the track due to incoming rain. With the race past the halfway point of its 15-lap distance and rain continued to fall, the checkered flag waved to end the race. The win was the first of Masi’s Mini Stock career at Ohsweken.

Tim Nuell, Bobby Tolton and Jon Janssens won qualifying heats.

A-Feature (9 laps – NTR 3:34.865)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 222 Nick Masi (22)
2. 16J Jeremy May (2)
3. 63 Brandon Crumbie (14)
4. 63c Dave Crumbie (6)
5. 60x Martin Schroeder (5)
6. 26 Tim Nuell (1)
7. 13 Bobby Tolton (9)
8. 16 Fabio Olivieri (12)
9. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (18)
10. 19 Kyle Wert (15)
11. 96 Brian Crosgrove (7)
12. 64 Doug Erskine (8)
13. 66x Brandon Janssens (19)
14. 9 Tim DeBoer (18)
15. 81 Karl Sault (23)
16. 66 Jon Janssens (20)
17. 6x Mike Sarantakos (10)
18. 21x Mark Bazuin (21)
19. 6 Jason Dixon (4)
20. 49 Gary Hodgson (16)
21. 2 Matt Nuell (25)
22. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (13)
23. 79 Steve Miller (24)
24. 69 Rob Twitchett (11)
25. 11 Mike Giberson (28)
26. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (26)
27. 23 Dusty DeBoer (3)
28. 05 Dave Goodacre (27)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – T. Nuell 1-4; May 5-7; Masi 8-9.
Hard Charger – Nick Masi (+21 – 22nd to 1st)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – 2:18.724)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 26 Tim Nuell – Hagersville, ON (4); 2. 63c Dave Crumbie – Beeton, ON (12); 3. 16J Jeremy May – Hamilton, ON (7); 4. 60x Martin Schroeder – Beachville, ON (11); 5. 23 Dusty DeBoer – Hagersville, ON (8); 6. 6 Jason Dixon – Brantford, ON (10); 7. 96 Brian Crosgrove – Hamilton, ON (13); 8. 54 Chris French – Stratford, ON (9); 9. 05 Dave Goodacre – Brantford, ON (5); 10. 17 Mike Taylor – Hamilton, ON (3); 11. 13m Daniel McKay – Thorold, ON (2); 12. 17k Kaleah Syms – Brantford, ON (6); 13. 61 Shawn Snake – Moraviantown, ON (1).

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton – Guelph, ON (3); 2. 64 Doug Erskine – Hamilton, ON (1); 3. 16 Fabio Oliveri – Hamilton, ON (9); 4. 21 Jonathan Ayrton – Dundas, ON (10); 5. 69 Rob Twitchett – Dundas, ON (6); 6. 63 Brandon Crumbie – Cookstown, ON (12); 7. 6x Mike Sarantakos – Smithville, ON (5); 8. 29x Davey Boughton – Carlisle, ON (8); 9. 79 Steve Miller – Paris, ON (2); 10. 265 Mike Evers – Caledonia, ON (7); 11. 4w Wayde Thorne – Waterford, ON (13); 12. DNF 222 Nick Masi – Fenwick, ON (4); 13. DNF 2 Matt Nuell – Hamilton, ON (11).

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 66 Jon Janssens – Woodstock, ON (6); 2. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky – Simcoe, ON (3); 3. 66x Brandon Janssens – Woodstock, ON (5); 4. 49 Gary Hodgson – London, ON (2); 5. 21x Mark Bazuin – Caledonia, ON (7); 6. 9 Tim DeBoer – Caledonia, ON (4); 7. 19 Kyle Wert – Ancaster, ON (1); 8. 81 Karl Sault – Dundas, ON (8); 9. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson – Dundas, ON (12); 10. 11 Mike Giberson – Caledonia, ON (13); 11. 11T Brian Teeple – Thorold, ON (9); 12. 38m Matthew Moore – Port Hope, ON (10); 13. 86 Rick Emberson – Paris, ON (11).

B-Feature (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. DQ 29x Davey Boughton (10); 2. 81 Karl Sault (14); 3. 222 Nick Masi (8); 4. 2 Matt Nuell (15); 5. 79 Steve Miller (7); 6. 05 Dave Goodacre (3); 7. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (13); 8. 11 Mike Giberson (6); 9. 11T Brian Teeple (11); 10. 17 Mike Taylor (2); 11. 54 Chris French (5); 12. 17k Kaleah Syms (4); 13. 61 Shawn Snake (16); 14. 38m Matthrew Moore (12); 15. 13m Daniel McKay (1); 16. 265 Mike Evers (9); DNS 4w Wayde Thorne.
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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (17 entries)
Jennifer McCollum and Enya Robinson brought the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers to the green flag for their 12-lap Feature. However, it was the fourth-starter Alex Maas who quickly raced to the lead. Maas opened a convincing lead through the first half of the race until Aidan Nigh and Adam Plazek tangled on the backstretch to bring out a caution on lap six.

On the ensuing restart, Maas had to hold off Gillian Hils and Lucas Smith, who charged from 14th, as they battle side-by-side for the second position. Hils and Smith fought until the final lap for position, allowing Maas to pull away to the victory. Smith claimed the second spot while Hils rounded out the podium. Maas and Hils won qualifying heat races.

A-Feature (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 3 Alex Maas (4)
2. 49L Lucas Smith (14)
3. 32 Gillian Hils (9)
4. 188 Paul Longboat (13)
5. 78 Aidan Nigh (6)
6. 01x Bryce Dunlop (15)
7. 155 Dustin Longboat (10)
8. 01 Adam Plazek (7)
9. 6e Enya Robinson (2)
10. 86 Zach Buchwald (3)
11. 21 Jennifer McCollum (1)
12. DNF 37 Jake Maas (8)
13. DNF 177 Tim Jamieson (5)
14. DNS 37x Eric Maas
15. DNS 517 Cody Sommerville
16. DNS 14 Jerry Burnham
17. DNS 01 Tristan Da Silva

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 3 Alex Maas – Cambridge, ON (6); 2. 37x Eric Maas – Cambridge, ON (2); 3. 78 Aidan Nigh – Simcoe, ON (8); 4. 177 Tim Jamieson – Ohsweken, ON (7); 5. 86 Zach Buchwald – Simcoe, ON (5); 6. 01 Tristan Da Silva – Burlington, ON (9); 7. 6e Enya Robinson – Rockton, ON (4); 8. 21J Jennifer McCollum – York, ON (3); 9. DNF 517 Cody Sommerville – Hagersville, ON (1).

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils – Dundas, ON (2); 2. 37 Jake Maas – Cambridge, ON (1); 3. 01p Adam Plazek – Caistor Centre, ON (4); 4. 49L Lucas Smith – Ohsweken, ON (7); 5. 188 Paul Longboat – Ohsweken, ON (6); 6. 14 Jerry Burnham – Ohsweken, ON (5); 7. 01x Bryce Dunlop – Caledonia, ON (8); 8. DNF 155 Dustin Longboat – Ohsweken, ON (3).

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Pro 4 Trucks (6 entries)
Dylan Llord and Danny Wurster brought the field to the green flag for the Pro 4 Truck 10-lap Feature. The third starter Kyle Tomaski jumped to the early lead while Craig Vlasic and Wurster battled side-by-side for the second spot on lap three. Tomaski’s lead was erased on lap six when the caution flag waved for debris in turn four.

Tomaski was penalized two positions for jumping the original start, which allowed Llord to take the lead in the outside lane on the restart. Tomaski and Vlasic battled door-to-door for the second position while led to a three-wide battle for the lead coming to the white flag. Contact in turn one on the final lap between Tomaski and Vlasic allowed Llord to drive off with the victory. Taylor Vanderzanden and Danny Wurster rounded out the podium. Vanderzanden won the qualifying heat.

A-Feature (10 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 13 Dylan Llord (1)
2. 74 Taylor Vanderzanden (5)
3. 44 Danny Wurster (2)
4. 54 Kyle Tomaski (3)
5. 23 Craig Vlasic (4)
6. 19 Stephanie Ayers (6)

Pinty’s Delicious Food Heat Race No.1
(6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 74 Taylor Vanderzanden – Fenwick, ON (2); 2. 23 Craig Vlasic – Welland, ON (1); 3. 54 Kyle Tomaski – Dain City, ON (6); 4. 44 Danny Wurster – Niagara Falls, ON (4); 5. 13 Dylan Llord – St. Catharine’s, ON (5); 6. 19 Stephanie Ayers – Sherkston, ON (3).

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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken Speedway resumes competition next Friday, June 23 on Minor Sports Team Night presented by Pinty’s Delicious Food featuring the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour. All kids wearing their Minor Sports Team apparel receive discount admission. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.

– Race of Champions Sportsman Tour (30 Laps)
–Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 Laps)
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (20 Laps)
– Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (20 Laps)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (15 Laps)
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (12 Laps)
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Tickets Available Now! 

Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

Action Xpo: Action Xpo at Ohsweken Speedway on July 1 is the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.actionxpo.com.

About Core-Mark International: From its humble beginnings in 1888 as Glaser Bros., a single tobacco storefront in San Francisco, Core-Mark has grown into one of the largest distributors and marketers of consumer goods in North America. While the past century has brought incredible changes to the business and the world in which we operate, Core Mark’s goal is the same today as it was over 120 years ago — to provide customers with the best possible service and to help them grow their sales and profits. For more information, visit www.core-mark.com.

About Kids Race: Kids Race is an action-packed race series covering seven tracks in two provinces held each year in support of The Canadian National Autism Foundation. Kids Race was established in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for autism research and awareness. Shortly after speaking with and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans a common bond was formed. Kids Race realized that passion, dedication, family and the love of what they do was something shared by everyone involved in the races. The races only happen once a year, but the work done for autism is a year-round process. For more information, visit www.kidsrace.ca.

About Canadian National Austim Foundation: The Canadian National Autism Foundation was formed in June 2000 by parents of children with autism. The foundation is completely run and administrated by unpaid volunteers. The objectives of the Canadian National Autism Foundation are charitable. The Canadian National Autism Foundation has been formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of people with autism, providing funding for Canadian based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness. For more information visit www.cnaf.net.

About the Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame: The Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of those who have helped Ohsweken Speedway to become a premiere racing facility, and inspired generations to come. Selections will be made annually by the Wall of Fame committee, with potential honourees including (but not limited to) drivers, car owners, manufacturers, car builders, mechanics, sponsors, promoters, officials, sanctioning organizations, and media members.

The community is invited to submit nominations for induction to the Wall of Fame, and all nominations are given due consideration. The number of inductees in any given year shall be at the discretion of the Wall of Fame committee. The names of inductees for any given year are announced in early spring, and the official induction ceremony is held at Ohsweken Speedway on a selected race night during the subsequent season. The Styres Family, the Southern Ontario Sprints club, and Mike “Pinball” Giberson were selected for the inaugural class of Wall of Fame inductees in 2015, while Jay Mallory, Jim Swing, Abel Castelein, and the Bell family were inducted in 2016.

The 2017 Wall of Fame Night festivities are set for June 16, the anniversary of Ohsweken’s inaugural race in 1996. Nominations for the 2017 Wall of Fame class were accepted until February 28, 2017. To nominate a candidate for consideration for the 2018 Wall of Fame class, please contact media@ohswekenspeedway.com, or utilize the nomination form on the Ohsweken Speedway website.

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.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

News, Wall of Fame

WALL OF FAME AND KIDS RACE NIGHT PRESENTED BY CORE-MARK INTERNATIONAL SET FOR JUNE 16

By Clayton Johns, with files from Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 15, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway is set to resume action on Friday, June 16 with Wall of Fame and Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation night presented by Core-Mark International.

Ohsweken will add five new members to its Wall of Fame, which was established in 2015. The induction ceremony will take place during intermission. Jim Cochrane, Gale Hill, Tom Huppunen, Clinton Geoffrey Kruchka and Adam Ross will be inducted to the Wall of Fame on Friday night.

Cochrane was a Mini Stock racer in Ohsweken’s early years and has remained a major advocate of the division. He was also the first winner of the Art Hill Memorial Award for showing Sportsmanship on and off the track.

Gale Hill has been a proud supporter of the track for several years through his business, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket. His dedication to the track and to several drivers goes well beyond the traditional sponsorship agreement.

Tom Huppunen, well-known locally as the ‘Fenwick Flyer’, was one of the first regular Sprint Car drivers in the area and paved a path to regular 360 Sprint Car action in Ontario. He won the 2009 360 Sprint Car track championship and still holds the track record for the fastest lap ever recorded in a 360 Sprint Car.

Clinton Geoffrey Kruchka and Adam Ross have served in several capacities at Ohsweken over the years, but are best known for their announcing work. Both are back announcing at the track in 2017, while Geoffrey also serves as the track’s general manager. Over the years, both have helped bring a new level of professionalism and improved fan experience to help make Ohsweken a premier racing destination.

The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars headline the show that also features the only stop of the season for the Pro 4 Trucks. Ohsweken’s regular divisions will all be in action as well, including the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for adults is just $14, $10 for seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Pro 4 Trucks
The Pro 4 Trucks will make their only appearance of the season at Ohsweken this Friday. The Pro 4 Trucks call Humberstone Speedway home on Sunday nights and carry sponsorship from Mike Knapp Ford. In two races so far this season, Kyle Tomaski and Dylan Llord have gone to victory lane at Humberstone. The always entertaining Pro 4 Trucks are sure to enjoy the wide and high-banked surface at Ohsweken to showcase their talent.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
After battling the Patriot Sprint Tour last week, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars resume weekly action in their championship battle. Last week, Dylan Westbrook held off invaders Bryan Howland and Jared Zimbardi to earn the victory. Entering this week’s event, Westbrook is three points behind Jim Huppunen for the division’s point lead. Cory Turner sits third in the standings, one spot ahead of his brother Ryan Turner. Glenn Styres rounds out the current top-five.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
Aaron Turkey got the monkey off his back with his first win since 2015 in Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car action last week. The victory also stopped current point leader Ryan Hunsinger’s win streak at two. Jesse McDonald sits just three points behind Hunsinger in the championship standings while Mack DeMan, Jerry Hill and Mike Thorne round out the top-five. Turkey currently occupies the sixth spot. 

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Last week’s Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature was a thriller that came down to the final laps where Ryan Dinning scored his first win of the season. Current point leader Dave Bailey finished second after winning the first two races of the season. Bailey’s advantage at the top of the standings sits at 18 over Jim Lampman following three races. Ken Sargent, dirt rookie Shawn Chenoweth and Derek Lemyre hold down top-five positions as well.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks always produce some of the best racing at the track with four and five-wide racing occurring on a weekly basis. Last week, the division produced a first-time winner in Dave Crumbie. Crumbie outran point leader Mark Bazuin over the final five laps in the latter’s mad dash to the front from the 21st starting spot. Bazuin currently has an 11-point gap over Jon Janssens while Brandon Janssens, Tim DeBoer and Aaron Rewutzky hold down the top-five positions.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
Gillian Hils proved last week the outside lane can be fast for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Hils started eighth before making nearly every pass for position on the outside to take the lead and drive off with her first victory of the season. Lucas Smith, who has one win this year, is the current point leader over Paul Longboat, Jerry Burnham, Hils and Dustin Longboat.

Tickets Available Now!
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

Action Xpo: Action Xpo at Ohsweken Speedway on July 1 is the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.actionxpo.com.

About Core-Mark International: From its humble beginnings in 1888 as Glaser Bros., a single tobacco storefront in San Francisco, Core-Mark has grown into one of the largest distributors and marketers of consumer goods in North America. While the past century has brought incredible changes to the business and the world in which we operate, Core Mark’s goal is the same today as it was over 120 years ago — to provide customers with the best possible service and to help them grow their sales and profits. For more information, visit www.core-mark.com.

About Kids Race: Kids Race is an action-packed race series covering 7 tracks across 2 provinces held each year in support of The Canadian National Autism Foundation. Kids Race was established in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for autism research and awareness. Shortly after speaking with and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans a common bond was formed. We realized that passion, dedication, family and the love of what we doing was something shared by everyone involved in the races. The races only happen once a year, but the work done for autism is a year-round process. For more information, visit www.kidsrace.ca.

About Canadian National Austim Foundation: The Canadian National Autism Foundation was formed in June 2000 by parents of children with autism. The foundation is completely run and administrated by unpaid volunteers. The objectives of the Canadian National Autism Foundation are charitable. The Canadian National Autism Foundation has been formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of people with autism, providing funding for Canadian based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness. For more information visit www.cnaf.net.

About the Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame: The Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of those who have helped Ohsweken Speedway to become a premiere racing facility, and inspired generations to come. Selections will be made annually by the Wall of Fame committee, with potential honourees including (but not limited to) drivers, car owners, manufacturers, car builders, mechanics, sponsors, promoters, officials, sanctioning organizations, and media members.

The community is invited to submit nominations for induction to the Wall of Fame, and all nominations are given due consideration. The number of inductees in any given year shall be at the discretion of the Wall of Fame committee. The names of inductees for any given year are announced in early spring, and the official induction ceremony is held at Ohsweken Speedway on a selected race night during the subsequent season. The Styres Family, the Southern Ontario Sprints club, and Mike “Pinball” Giberson were selected for the inaugural class of Wall of Fame inductees in 2015, while Jay Mallory, Jim Swing, Abel Castelein, and the Bell family were inducted in 2016.

The 2017 Wall of Fame Night festivities are set for June 16, the anniversary of Ohsweken’s inaugural race in 1996. Nominations for the 2017 Wall of Fame class were accepted until February 28, 2017. To nominate a candidate for consideration for the 2018 Wall of Fame class, please contact media@ohswekenspeedway.com, or utilize the nomination form on the Ohsweken Speedway website. 

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. 

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

News

KYLE LARSON BEATS THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS – CAN HE TOP THE BEST AT OHSWEKEN TOO?

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 14, 2017 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson dropped in to race with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series at Nebraska’s Eagle Raceway last night and drove off with the fifth World of Outlaws win of his career. And he did so in spectacular fashion. Larson, driving a Stenhouse-Wood Racing car, came from sixth on the starting grid to win the 30-lap main event.

Larson only led one lap though, passing Daryn Pittman on the front straightaway just past the white flag and led the final three corners to earn his first World of Outlaws win of 2017. The winning pass came following a ferocious battle with Shane Stewart and later Donny Schatz before blasting past Pittman to score the victory.

Now with five career Outlaw wins on his resume to go with two in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, including earlier this season at Auto Club Speedway in his home state of California, Larson will have a chance to earn the sixth World of Outlaws win of his career later this summer at Ohsweken Speedway.

Larson is one of NASCAR’s rising stars and a threat to win anytime he straps into a Sprint Car. He’ll be gunning for a victory when he races at Ohsweken for two great nights of Sprint Car racing this July during the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftman Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown presented by Arrow Express on July 25.

Larson will take on the best 360 Sprint Car racers at Ohsweken and in the Northeast with his best friend Rico Abreu on Monday night before looking to beat the best Sprint Car drivers in the world for the sixth time when the World of Outlaws roll into town for their 10th visit all-time to Ohsweken.

Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information and to order tickets. For the full 2017 schedule of events at Ohsweken Speedway, click here.

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 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 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. 

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

2017 Results

WESTBROOK, TURKEY, DINNING, CRUMBIE & HILS CLAIM FIRST WINS OF 2017

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 9, 2017 – A total of 126 drivers signed in for competition at Ohsweken Speedway on Rochester Knighthawks and McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford night. The Patriot Sprint Tour versus the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars headlined the show and Dylan Westbrook went to victory lane. Aaron Turkey, Ryan Dinning, Dave Crumbie and Gillian Hils also went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
Friday, June 9, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Patriot Sprint Tour
Presented by Rochester Knighthawks and McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford
Total Entries – 126

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Patriot Sprint Tour vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 entries)
Mitch Brown and Dylan Westbrook brought the field to the green flag for the 25-lap main event. Westbrook used the outside lane against the cushion to jump to an early lead. Fourth-starting Bryan Howland also used the outside lane to quickly jump ahead to second.

The only caution of the race came on lap six when Stan Zanchin spun his No.27z in the middle of turn two, which erased Westbrook’s 1.1-second advantage. On the restart, Westbrook’s slow pace managed to keep Howland at bay while Jared Zimbardi jumped past Brown into third.

Westbrook continued to lead at the halfway mark on lap 13, but one lap later bobbled in turn three, which allowed Howland to draw to his back bumper as the top pair worked into traffic. Howland made several advances to try and take the lead from Westbrook, but couldn’t gain enough momentum to try a slide job. Westbrook held the top lane and drove to his first career Patriot Sprint Tour win over Howland and Zimbardi. It was also Westbrook’s fifth career win at Ohsweken.

“We got a really good starting spot,” Westbrook said. “We tightened up the car a bunch and then got a good start and got out front. After the caution, it seemed (Howland) and (Zimbardi) were right behind me, so I knew I had to pick it up a little bit. I kept running my line, got around some lapped traffic and ended up getting the win.”

Westbrook’s win snapped a three-race win streak in the event for Zimbardi. Brown, Howland and Glenn Styres won qualifying heats while Jake Brown won the Evingham Excavation Dash.

A-Feature (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2)
2. 51 Bryan Howland (4)
3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (6)
4. 10 Mitch Brown (1)
5. 49 Scott Kreutter (5)
6. 80 Chris Steele (11)
7. 01 Mikey Kruchka (10)
8. 14h Jim Huppunen (15)
9. 97 Cory Turner (7)
10. 38 Tyler Hendricks (3)
11. 1-10 Jake Brown (9)
12. 91 Ryan Turner (17)
13. 9 Steve Lyons (19)
14. 0 Glenn Styres (8)
15. 11 Jamie Turner (18)
16. 6 Curtis Gartly (13)
17. 2 Lee Winger (12)
18. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (16)
19. 27z Stan Zanchin (14)
DNS. 22 Shawn Sliter
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-25
Hard Charger – Jim Huppunen (+7 – 15th to 8th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON (1); 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi – Bradford, PA (6); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks – Pain Court, ON (3); 4. 27z Stan Zanchin – Fort Erie, ON (2); 5. 01 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON (4); 6. 80 Chris Steele – St.Catharines, ON (7); 7. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON (5).

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 1:54.042)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 51 Bryan Howland – Auburn, NY (1); 2. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (2); 3. 49 Scott Kreutter – Alden, NY (5); 4. 1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON (4); 5. 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (3); 6. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (6); 7. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (7).

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, ON (2); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON (5); 3. 2 Lee Winger – Mount Hope, ON (3); 4. 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamsford, ON (4); 5. 21J John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, ON (1); DNS. 22 Shawn Sliter – St. Catharine’s, ON.

Evingham Site Excavation Dash (4 Laps – 0:59.596)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (3); 2. 01 Mikey Kruchka (5); 3. 80 Chris Steele (6); 4. 2 Lee Winger (1); 5. 6 Curtis Gartly – (2); 6. 27z Stan Zanchin – (4).

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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (28 entries)
Jesse Costa and Jerry Hill brought the full 20-car field to the green flag for the 20-lap Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car 20-lap feature. Hill led the opening two laps before the first caution of the race waved. Hill held the lead, but couldn’t maintain it on the next restart at lap three when his teammate Shone Evans drove to the front in his No.87x.

The race struggled to stay at speed with a flurry of cautions through the middle of the race, but Evans distanced himself from the field during a green flag run from lap six to lap 10. However, Evans was forced to deal with Aaron Turkey on a lap 13 restart. Turkey ran the outside lane and used his momentum off turn four to take the lead on lap 14. Turkey battled with Evans until the No.87x rolled on his side at lap 16 following contact with Holly Porter in turn two.

The final restart of the race came on lap 17 when Josh Shantz tried to become the fourth leader of the race. Shantz through a perfect slide job on Turkey in turns one and two on lap 18 to take the lead for about 30 feet at the exit of turn two. Turkey, however, turned back underneath Shantz and drove away to his first victory since 2015.

“It did really feel good to be back on the high side and actually have full power and be able to put it where I wanted it,” Turkey said. “The front end started to push a little bit, so I was dragging the brake trying to get it to turn, but it was rotating really nicely (through the corner).”

Mike Thorne, Jesse Costa and Shantz won the Crate Sprint Car qualifying heats and Conor Mahoney won the B-Main.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 68 Aaron Turkey (10)
2. 18 Josh Shantz (7)
3. 88 Jesse McDonald (4)
4. 49h Jerry Hill (2)
5. 4 Mack DeMan (8)
6. 55 Mike Thorne (5)
7. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (9)
8. 88h Josh Hansen (13)
9. 8 Hannah Ferrell (14)
10. 5c Conor Mahoney (16)
11. 51 Trevor Young (15)
12. 10 Lofton Schuts (17)
13. 1 Holly Porter (6)
14. 9 Paul Ballantyne (19)
15. 87x Shone Evans (3)
16. 52 Jesse Costa (1)
17. 5d Jacob Dykstra (18)
18. 5 DJ Christie (12)
19. DNF 9c Brian Nanticoke (20)
20. DNF 15 Dan Nanticoke (11)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jerry Hill 1-3, Shone Evans 4-13, Aaron Turkey 14-20
Hard Charger – 68 Aaron Turkey (+9 – 10th to 1st)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – 1:36.776)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (2); 2. 4 Mack DeMan – Mississauga, ON (5); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON (3); 4. 8 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, ON (1); 5. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, ON (8); 6. 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, ON (7); 7. 8h Matt Hill (6); 8. 6m Eric McGlone – Union, ON (4); 9. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, ON (9).

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – 1:39.465)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, ON (1); 2. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, ON (7); 3. 88 Jesse McDonald – Caledonia, ON (5); 4. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON (8); 5. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, ON (6); 6. 3 AJ Lewis – Stoney Creek, ON (9); 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, ON (2); 8. 5c Conor Mahoney – Waterdown, ON (4); 9. 04x Michael Bell – Hagersville, ON (3).

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – 1:35.388)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 18 Josh Shantz – St. Agatha, ON (3); 2. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, ON (1); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, ON (2); 4. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (5); 5. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, ON (7); 6. 22 Al Giletta Jr. – St. Catharine’s, ON (4); 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (9); 8. 29 Liam Martin – Hamilton, ON (6); 9. 44 Cody Day – Courtland, ON (8); 10. 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing, ON (10).

B-Feature (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5c Conor Mahoney (3); 2. 10 Lofton Schuts (4); 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra (10); 4. 9 Paul Ballantyne (1); 5. 9c Brian Nanticoke (8); 6. 3 AJ Lewis (7); 7. 44 Cody Day (12); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell (5); 9. 29 Liam Martin (11); 10. 22 Al Giletta Jr. (6); 11. 8h Matt Hill (9); 12. 04x Michael Bell (2); DNS. 6m Eric McGlone.

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Shone Evans

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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (23 entries)
Kacey Huffman and Logan Shwedyk brought the field to the green flag for the 20-lap Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature. Shwedyk jumped to an early lead, but had his advantage erased on lap two by the first of two red flags when Rob Hoskins No.37x rolled upside down on the frontstretch with Jim Lampman’s No.28 coming to rest on top. Both drivers were okay and Lampman was able to continue.

On the ensuing restart, Ryan Dinning was the big mover, racing past Shwedyk to the lead after starting 12th. Dinning grew his lead to a half straightaway over Shawn Chenoweth’s No.89c at the halfway mark, but a lap 13 caution took it away. It took three tries to restart the race after Nick Liverance rolled his No.911L on the frontstretch to bring out a second red flag.

When the race got back to speed, Dave Bailey drove from fourth to second to battle Dinning for the lead. Dinning, however, was the class of the field and held off Bailey for his first victory of the season.

“All I knew of that race was that I just wanted to get out of there,” Dinning said. “I didn’t want to be anywhere near Bailey when he caught up to me. I knew he was coming.”

Bryce Richardson, Dinning and Bailey won the Thunder Stock qualifying heats.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (12)
2. 49 Dave Bailey (21)
3. 25 Ken Sargent (17)
4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (8)
5. 28 Jim Lampman (20)
6. 53 Logan Shwedyk (2)
7. 23 Trevor DeBoer (14)
8. 89c Shawn Chenoweth (16)
9. 11r Bryce Richardson (7)
10. 1 Chris Dickie (11)
11. 56 Derek Lemyre (19)
12. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (9)
13. 77 Brett Rodwell (23)
14. 79 Christopher Hale (22)
15. 40 Jay Liverance (3)
16. DNF – 13x Craig White (10)
17. DNF – 7 Jason Lungaro (6)
18. DNF – 81 Karl Sault (15)
19. DNF – 13 Kacey Huffman (1)
20. DNF – 911L Nick Liverance (5)
21. DNF – 119 Shaun Quinn (18)
22. DNF – 37h Rob Hoskins (13)
DNS. 38 Terry Martin (4)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Logan Shwedyk 1, Ryan Dinning 2-20
Hard Charger – 49 Dave Bailey (+19 – 21st to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 2:47.883)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 11r Bryce Richardson – Port Colborne, ON (8); 2. 13 Kacey Huffman – Brantford, ON (1); 3. 53 Logan Shwedyk – Jerseyville, ON (3); 4. 7 Jason Lungaro – Hagersville, ON (7); 5. 911L Nick Liverance – Brantford, ON (6); 6. 40 Jay Liverance – Brantford, ON (4); 7. 38 Terry Martin – Ohsweken, ON (5); DQ. 77 Brett Rodwell – Mount Hope, ON (2);

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:45.838)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning – Caledonia, ON (5); 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle – Vittoria, ON (1); 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer – Hagersville, ON (8); 4. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. – Hagersville, ON (2); 5. 37h Rob Hoskins – Harley, ON (7); 6. 13x Craig White – Ohsweken, ON (3); 7. DNF – 1 Chris Dickie – Brantford, ON (4); 8. DNF – 79 Christopher Hale – Guelph, ON (6).

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey – Hagersville, ON (7); 2. 28 Jim Lampman – Caistor Centre, ON (6); 3. 89c Shawn Chenoweth – Plattsville, ON (2); 4. 25 Ken Sargent – Port Colborne, ON (3); 5. 81 Karl Sault – Dundas, ON (1); 6. 56 Derek Lemyre – Hamilton, ON (5); 7. 119 Shaun Quinn – Caledonia, ON (4).

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (35 entries)
Dave Goodacre and Martin Schroeder started on the front row for the 15-lap HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature. Schroeder took an early lead ahead of Dave Crumbie and Jeremy May, but was reeled in by a lap three caution. The restart gave Crumbie the track position he needed to track down Schroeder.

At the lap eight halfway mark, Crumbie took to the inside line to battle Schroeder for the lead as the two driver battled side-by-side for the top spot. Crumbie edged ahead by a nose to lead lap nine, but only pulled away by a car length. Over the final three laps, Crumbie distanced himself from Schroeder, who was left to battle point leader Mark Bazuin for second. Crumbie drove away to his first career victory on dirt and at Ohsweken over Bazuin and Schroeder.

Schroeder, Rob Twitchett and Bazuin won qualifying heats while Jon Janssens won the B-Main.

A-Feature (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 63c Dave Crumbie (5)
2. 21x Mark Bazuin (21)
3. 60x Martin Schroeder (2)
4. 63 Brandon Crumbie (14)
5. 9 Tim DeBoer (16)
6. 69 Rob Twitchett (8)
7. 66 Jon Janssens (22)
8. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (18)
9. 19 Kyle Wert (17)
10. 66x Brandon Janssens (20)
11. 16 Fabio Olivieri (13)
12. 2 Matt Nuell (24)
13. 4w Wayde Thorne (19)
14. 6x Mike Sarantakos (9)
15. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (15)
16. 23 Dusty DeBoer (4)
17. 96 Brian Crosgrove (25)
18. 6 Jason Dixon (6)
19. 8 Barry Westman (28)
20. 05 Dave Goodacre (1)
21. DNF – 16j Jeremy May (3)
22. DNF – 13 Bobby Tolton (11)
23. 64 Doug Erskine (10)
24. DNF – 222 Nick Masi (23)
25. DNF – 79 Steve Miller (12)
26. DNF – 49 Gary Hodgson (26)
27. DNF – 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (27)
DQ. 29x Davey Boughton (7)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Martin Schroeder 1-8, Dave Crumbie 9-15
Hard Charger – 21x Mark Bazuin (+19 – 21st to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – 2:20.781)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 60 Martin Schroeder – Beachville, ON (5); 2. 29x Davey Boughton – Carlisle, ON (12); 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer – Hagersville, ON (7); 4. 05 Dave Goodacre – Brantford, ON (2); 5. 63c Dave Crumbie – Beeton, ON (10); 6. 16j Jeremy May – Hamilton, ON (6); 7. 6 Jason Dixon – Brantford, ON (11); 8. 17 Michael Taylor – Hamilton, ON (4); 9. 17k Kaleah Syms – Brantford, ON (9); 10. 61 Shawn Snake – Moraviantown, ON (1); 11. DNF – 26 Tim Nuell – Hagersville, ON (8); 12. DNF – 13m Daniel McKay – Thorold, ON (3).

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – 2:17.374)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 69 Rob Twitchett – Dundas, ON (1); 2. 63 Brandon Crumbie – Cookstown, ON (12); 3. 13 Bobby Tolton – Guelph, ON (7); 4. 64 Doug Erskine – Hamilton, ON (6); 5. 16 Fabio Olivieri – Hamilton, ON (10); 6. 6x Mike Sarantakos – Smithville, ON (3); 7. 79 Steve Miller – Paris, ON (8); 8. 8 Barry Westman – Aylmer, ON (11); 9. 54 Chris French – Stratford, ON (4); 10. 96 Brian Crosgrove – Hamilton, ON (2); 11. 49 Gary Hodgson – London, ON (5); 12. DNF – 222 Nick Masi – Fenwick, ON (9).

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – 2:16.246)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin – Caledonia, ON (10); 2. 21 Jonathan Ayrton – Dundas, ON (2); 3. 9 Tim DeBoer – Caledonia, ON (3); 4. 19 Kyle Wert – Ancaster, ON (4); 5. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky – Simcoe, ON (5); 6. 4w Wayde Thorne – Waterford, ON (7); 7. 66x Brandon Janssens – Woodstock, ON (8); 8. 2 Matt Nuell – Hamilton, ON (6); 9. 66 Jon Janssens – Woodstock, ON (9); 10. 11 Mike Giberson – Caledonia, ON (1); 11. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson – Dundas, ON (11).

B-Feature (8 laps – 3:01.909 NTR)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 66 Jon Janssens (13); 2. 222 Nick Masi (9); 3. 2 Matt Nuell (12); 4. 96 Brian Crosgrove (6); 5. 49 Gary Hodgson (8); 6. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (15); 7. 8 Barry Westman (10); 8. 11 Mike Giberson (11); 9. 54 Chris French (7); 10. 17 Michael Taylor (3); 11. 17k Kaleah Syms (5); 12. DNF – 26 Tim Nuell (4); 13. DNF – 13m Daniel McKay (2); DNS. 61 Shawn Snake (1).

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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (20 entries)
Cody Sommerville and Zach Buchwald started on the front row for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber feature. Sommerville jumped out to the early lead ahead of third-starting Alex Maas. However, it was the 10th starter, Gillian Hils who used the outside lane to roll to the second spot on lap four. Hils then used the same top groove to drive past Sommerville for the lead on lap five.

Hils had to work for the win as a pair of cautions on lap eight and lap 11 gave the rest of the field a chance to steal back the top spot, but Hils was too strong and drove away to her first victory of the season ahead of Maas and Paul Longboat.

Lucas Smith and Alex Maas won the qualifying heats.

A-Feature (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils (10)
2. 3 Alex Maas (3)
3. 188 Paul Longboat (16)
4. 49L Lucas Smith (19)
5. 86 Zach Buchwald (6)
6. 78 Aidan Nigh (8)
7. 37 Jake Maas (15)
8. 14 Jerry Burnham (18)
9. 177 Tim Jamieson (9)
10. 01 Tristan Da Silva (13)
11. 01x Ben Ryma (20)
12. 6e Enya Robinson (7)
13. 155 Dustin Longboat (17)
14. 21j Jennifer McCollum (5)
15. 22b Brooke Nelson (2)
16. DNF – 517 Cody Sommerville (1)
17. DNF – 37x Eric Maas (4)
18. DNF – 76 Ben Buchwald (11)
19. DNF -22A Ashley Nelson (14)
DQ. 01p Adam Plazek (12)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 3 Alex Maas – Cambridge, ON (4); 2. 32 Gillian Hils – Dundas, ON (9); 3. 517 Cody Sommerville – Hagersville, ON (1); 4. 78 Aidan Nigh – Simcoe, ON (7); 5. 22B Brooke Nelson – Hamilton, ON (2); 6. 86 Zach Buchwald – Simcoe, ON (6); 7. 177 Tim Jamieson – Ohsweken, ON (8); 8. 6e Enya Robinson – Rockton, ON (10); 9. 21j Jennifer McCollum – York, ON (5); DNS. 37e Eric Maas – Cambridge, ON (3).

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49L Lucas Smith – Ohsweken, ON (9); 2. 01P Adam Plazek – Caistor Centre, ON (2); 3. 76 Ben Nuchwald – Wilsonville, ON (1); 4. 155 Dustin Longboat – Ohsweken, ON (7); 5. 188 Paul Longboat – Ohsweken, ON (6); 6. 14 Jerry Burnham – Ohsweken, ON (8); 7. 37 Jake Maas – Cambridge, ON (5); 8. 01 Tristan Da Silva – Burlington, ON (3); 9. 22a Ashley Nelson – Hamilton, ON (4); 10. 01x Ben Ryma – Caledonia, ON (10).

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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, June 16 for Wall of Fame and Kids Race for Canadian National Autism Foundation night presented by Core-Mark International. Jim Cochrane, Clinton Geoffrey Kruchka, Gale Hill, Tom Huppunen and Adam Ross will be inducted into Ohsweken’s Wall of Fame. All five Ohsweken weekly divisions are in action as well as the Pro 4 Trucks. Race time is 7:30pm. Adult admission is just $14. Additional event information is available at www.ohswekenspeedway.com.

–Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 Laps)
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (20 Laps)
– Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (20 Laps)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (15 Laps)
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (12 Laps)
– Pro 4 Trucks (15 Laps)
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Tickets Available Now
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

About the Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club: A charter member of the National Lacrosse League, the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse club is owned by Arrow Express Sports. For more information on the Rochester Knighthawks, visit www.Knighthawks.com.

About McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris: McDonald’s restaurants have served the world some of its favourite food since 1955. McDonald’s is more than just your local restaurant. They’re hardworking small businessmen and women, students working part-time, seniors getting the most out of life, and volunteers lending time to make a difference in the communities they live and work in. McDonald’s locations in Brantford include 73 King George Road, 27 Stanley Street, 300 King George Road, and 299 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, while they’re also in Paris at 307 Grand River Street North. Grab a bite to eat on the way to the races, or visit the drive-thru on your way home. Visit www.McDonalds.ca 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.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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