2017 Results, News

LOGAN SCHUCHART WINS WORLD OF OUTLAWS ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN

Brad Rouse, Brandon Crumbie, and Bobby Tolton Also Earn Wins

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 25, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway was jammed with a packed crowd as the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series invaded for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. The DIRTcar Sportsman tour was also in attendance for the first race on the Western Region’s schedule while the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks battled in twin 15-lap Features. When the dust settled, Hanover, Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart scored his first career World of Outlaws win at Ohsweken, upsetting defending race winner Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota in the process.

Brad Rouse of St. Catharine’s claimed the DIRTcar Sportsman tour victory while teammates Bobby Tolton of Guelph and Brandon Crumbie of Beeton won the HRW Automotive Mini Stock Features.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
July 25, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown
Total Entries – 109

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series (38 entries)

Logan Schuchart hunted down Donny Schatz in heavy lapped traffic and then dominated the second half of the Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway for his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of 2017 on Tuesday night.

The victory was a much-needed confidence boost for Schuchart and his Shark Racing team who had struggled of late. The slick Ohsweken surface was exactly to the liking of the Hanover, Pa. native in the Outlaws only visit to Canada this season.

“I love these type of racetracks, not just because we ran well on it tonight. I love slick racetracks,” Schuchart said in Victory Lane. “I love when you have to drive the car straight and smooth. I feel like it makes it fun. Obviously if you’re not running good it’s not fun, but if you can glide around the racetrack, be smooth and have forward drive, it’s fun.”

Schuchart had all of those ingredients at Ohsweken. While Schatz grabbed an early lead from the pole and drove away from the majority of the field, Schuchart was the only driver able to keep pace. The top duo wandered into heavy lapped traffic by lap nine and as Schatz was forced to give up his preferred line on the bottom to move past a slower car, Schuchart capitalized when he found room on the bottom of turn two and down the backstretch to take the lead.

“I was having trouble catching Donny when we were in an open run,” Schuchart admitted. “It wasn’t until we got to lapped traffic, I felt like, that some lapped cars made him go where he didn’t want to. I could just move around a little bit more than he could and go through the middle. When some lapped cars took his line away, I just felt like I was able to get the forward drive off the corners to get by him.”

One lap after Schuchart took the lead, the caution flag waved for Sheldon Haudenschild, who suffered a flat right-rear tire. He made the repairs in the work area and returned to the rear of the field. Schuchart held the point on the lap nine restart while Greg Wilson and Kyle Larson battled tooth and nail for the third spot.

Schuchart led the top-five into traffic again on lap 16 of the 30-lap main event, but was able to run the bottom the lane the whole time to continue pulling away from Schatz. His advantage with 10 laps to go was 2.6 seconds but grew each lap until he achieved the eventual 5.984-second margin of victory.

Schatz was openly disappointed he was not able to capitalize on his pole starting position to claim his 16th win of the season. His runner-up finish was his 40th top-five finish of the season.

“We got beat,” Schatz stated bluntly. “Logan was really good. He could go all over. Obviously, we got to traffic and you have to move around. We did that a little bit and he found the better groove. Those guys rolled pretty good and I couldn’t stay down there very well. I had to roll the middle and do what I could. These guys did a great job, Logan was just that good tonight.”

Schuchart was ecstatic to score his fourth Outlaw win of the season and to beat the current Series point leader to achieve the feat.

“Anytime you can beat Donny Schatz on any type of racetrack, but especially a slick racetrack, it’s saying something,” Schuchart said. “We’ve had a car for a while that’s given us some trouble and this is the first night on this new XXX (chassis) and it was hooked up on this slick surface. I felt like it was just gliding around the racetrack and I was just guiding it.”

Wilson rounded out the podium finishers after holding off Kyle Larson in the second half of the race. It was Wilson’s fifth top-five finish of the season on a surface he raved about in his post-race interview.

“We’ve been struggling pretty bad lately, so I can’t thank the folks at Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Alloy and Weikel Sportswear for staying with us,” Wilson said. “This is always an amazing show. (Track Owner) Glenn (Styres) and the whole crew gave us an excellent racetrack. It’s fun. I wish some other tracks in the country would take a look at this. I realize we’re not going 100mph, but there’s racing all over the racetrack and that’s what it’s about.”

Larson settled for a fourth-place finish and 19-year-old Dylan Westbrook, who was making his first career Outlaw start in his first night with a 410ci motor, rounded out the top-five after starting 16th. Jacob Allen was the KSE Hard Charger award winner after he advanced 13 positions from 24th to 11th.

Brad Sweet was the night’s fast qualifier with a lap of 12.280 seconds. Sweet, Schuchart, Larson and Wilson all won heat races in some of the most thrilling qualifying action all season. Schatz won the Craftsman Club Dash from the pole, but had to take the lead back from Brent Marks midway through the race to gain the pole. Kraig Kinser came out on top of a three-car battle for the lead with Jared Zimbardi and Steve Lyons to win the Last Chance Showdown.

A-Feature (30 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$5,500]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [5][$3,200]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [7][$2,800]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [16][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [12][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ryan Susice [17][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$2,050]; 10. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [9][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [2][$1,100]; 14. 9X-Steve Lyons [23][$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 16. O-Max Johnston [6][$900]; 17. 87-Jason Barney [14][$800]; 18. 10-Mitch Brown [15][$800]; 19. 4-Paul McMahan [19][$800]; 20. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc [11][$800]; 23. 35-Jared Zimbardi [22][$800]; 24. 13-Clyde Knipp [13][$800]. Lap Leaders:Donny Schatz 1-8. Logan Schuchart 9-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+13]

Qualifying Flight A – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.280; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.295; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.573; 4. 4-Paul McMahan, 14.751; 5. 67X-Parker Price-Miller, 14.814; 6. 9X-Steve Lyons, 14.864; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, 14.961; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.986; 9. 18-Ryan Susice, 15.036; 10. 10-Mitch Brown, 15.042; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.07; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.16; 13. 49L-Danny Lasoski, 15.193; 14. O-Max Johnston, 15.239; 15. 27H-Tom Huppenen, 15.387; 16. 97-Cory Turner, 15.563; 17. 98-Joeseph Trenca, 15.599; 18. 17X-Dain Naida, 15.641; 19. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 15.887

Qualifying Flight B – 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.484; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.52; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 14.663; 4. 5-David Gravel, 14.84; 5. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 14.86; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.946; 7. 19-Brent Marks, 14.95; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.961; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.01; 10. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 15.133; 11. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec, 15.144; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.152; 13. 87-Jason Barney, 15.185; 14. 10C-Paul Colagiovanni, 15.267; 15. 110-Jake Brown, 15.402; 16. 91-Ryan Turner, 15.43; 17. 18S-Josh Shantz, 15.501; 18. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.662; 19. 3R-Shane Ross, 15.828

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – Top 2 to Dash – Time: 2:09.120)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1); 2. 9 Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2); 3. 67X Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (3); 4. 13 Clyde Knipp, California, MO (6); 5. 18 Ryan Susice, Ransomville, NY (5); 6. 49L Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (7); 7. 98 Joe Trenca, Clay, NY (9); 8. 27H Tom Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (8); 9. 77X Alex Hill, Six Nations, ON (4); 10. 49K Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY (10)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – Top 2 to Dash – Time: 2:10.948)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1S Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (1); 2. 0 Max Johnston, Sydney, NSW, AUS (7); 3. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (4); 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (5); 5. 4 Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (2); 6. 9X Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (3); 7. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (8); 8. 17X Dain Naida, Adrian, MI (9); 9. 11K Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – Top 2 to Dash – Time: 2:12.760)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 57 Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (2); 2. 19 Brent Marks, Meyerstown, PA (4); 3. 2 Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (1); 4. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton, NY (7); 5. 7s Jason Sides, Bartlett TN (5); 6. 35 Jared Zimbardi, Bradford, PA (3); 7. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford, ON (10); 8. 110 Jake Brown, Brantford ,ON (8); 9. 18j Josh Shantz, St Agatha, ON (9); 10. 19jk Joe Kubiniek, Lockport, NY (6)

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – Top 2 to Dash – Time: 2:15.209)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. W20 Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (4); 2. 15 Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3); 3. 5 David Gravel, Watertown, CT (2); 4. 47X Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (5); 5. 93 Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1); 6. 1A Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (6); 7. 10C Paulie Colagiovanni, Marcellus, NY (7); 8. 41 Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (9); 9. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (8)

Last Chance Showdown (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer to Feature – Time: 3:34.979)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][-]; 2. 35-Jared Zimbardi [2][-]; 3. 9X-Steve Lyons [1][-]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][-]; 5. 110-Jake Brown [10][$300]; 6. 10C-Paul Colagiovanni [8][$250]; 7. 97-Cory Turner [11][$225]; 8. 98-Joeseph Trenca [13][$200]; 9. 91-Ryan Turner [12][$200]; 10. 27H-Tom Huppenen [9][$200]; 11. 49L-Danny Lasoski [7][$200]; 12. 18S-Josh Shantz [14][$200]; 13. 17X-Dain Naida [15][$200]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson [16][$200]; 15. 49K-Scott Kreutter [17][$200]; 16. 77X-Alex Hill [3][$200]; 17. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [4][$200]; 18. 3R-Shane Ross [18][$200]

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DIRTcar Sportsman tour (33 entries)

The DIRTcar Sportsman tour rolled into Ohsweken 33 cars strong for the first race on the Western Region’s schedule. Brad Rouse of St. Catharine’s, Ont. dominated the 30-lap Feature, leading 28 laps after starting on the pole to score the victory.

“The luck of the draw and starting up front really helps with these guys,” Rouse said in Victory Lane. “Like I said before, we have the best in the business around here. The guys put a great car underneath me again tonight and I want to thank everybody for that.”

Rouse and Rob Knapp from Niagara Falls, Ont. brought the field to the green flag for main event. Knapp led the opening two circuits before Rouse pulled alongside him and drove off with the lead.

The polesitter didn’t get very far thought before he was slowed by a lap four caution when Luke Carleton spun in turn four. On the ensuing restart, Rouse got a much better jump than the initial green flag and pulled away from the field while James Henry and Matt Farnham battled for second.

Rouse pulled away to a lead of more than two second by the halfway point while Farnham and Henry couldn’t separate for each other and continued their battle. Rouse worked into some lapped traffic on lap 14, but a caution on lap 15 when Tyler Puchalski spun in turn three gave him a clear track once again.

That was bad news for the rest of the field as Rouse anchored his No.18r right on the bottom of the racetrack against the infield wall to take the short way around the very slick track. The all-time Ohsweken Sportsman wins leader, Jay Mallory raced into the top-five from the 10th starting spot on lap 16 and battled with Darrell Farrway, who made his way up front as well after starting 15th.

Over the final 10 laps, the race ran caution-free and Rouse drove to the win by 2.678 seconds, or what looked like a straightaway. Henry claimed the second position and Farraway was a strong third-place finisher.

“It was even all the way across,” Rouse said of the track’s slick surface. “You just had to pick your line and stick to it.”

Racing alongside the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series meant the Sportsman drivers enjoyed the opportunity to race in front of a packed crowd.

“Brad was definitely the class of the field,” said second-place finisher James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY. “This racetrack’s awesome. A big crowd, it’s awesome to be here.”

After starting in the middle of the pack, Farraway was ecstatic about his third-place effort.

“I’m totally excited about it,” Farraway said. “We changed carburetors after hot laps because we had a miss. We were still having a miss for the Feature, but maybe that’s what helped me out to keep it down low. To finish behind these guys is one heck of a job. They’re the best in the business.”

Farnham and Mark Chiddy rounded out the top-five.

Feature (30 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 18r Brad Rouse (2); 2. 21 James Henry (3); 3. 66 Darrell Farraway (16); 4. 7f Matt Farnham (4); 5. 54 Mark Chiddy (7); 6. 20 Jay Mallory (10); 7. 12 Chad Chevalier (17); 8. 15 Adam Leslie (11); 9. 2k Rob Knapp (1); 10. 17c Jordan Cosco (22); 11. 96b Luke Carleton (9); 12. 52 Jessica Power (5); 13. 7 Cody McPherson (26); 14. 74 Dave Flannigan Jr. (13); 15. 8 Zac McBride (14); 16. 9r Tom Richau Jr. (24); 17. 8s Justin Sharpe (6); 18. 73 Dylan Davidson (23); 19. 119 Chris Watters (15); 20. 21p Tyler Puchalski (21); 21. 29k Chris Cunningham (19); 22. 12p Emily Puchalski (18); 23. 18w Jim Harbison (25); 24. 72 Gord McIntosh (27); 25. 35t Cameron Tuttle (29); 26. 11 Dan Ferguson (12); 27. 54a Mike Beyore (30); 28. 17 Tristan Draper (20); 29. 104 Zak Sam (31); 30. 1 Andrew Smith (8); 31. 94 Chris Burek (28); 32. DNS 09 Trevor Wright (32)

Qualifying Group No.1
1. 1 Andrew Smith, 17.517; 2. 54 Mark Chiddy, 17.593; 3. 7 Cody McPherson, 17.710; 4. 7f Matt Farnham, 17.756; 5. 74 Dave Flannigan Jr., 17.777; 6. 12 Chad Chevalier, 17.878; 7. 18w Jim Harbison, 17.977; 8. 21p Tyler Puchalski, 18.022; 9. 94 Chris Burek. 18.100

Qualifying Group No.2
1. 11 Dan Ferguson, 17.678; 2. 8s Justin Sharp, 17.792; 3. 52 Jessica Power, 17.903; 4. 8 Zac McBride, 18.171; 5. 09 Trevor Wright, 18.231; 6. 54a Mike Beyore, 18.289; 7. 12p Emily Puchalski, 18.386; 8. 72 Gord McIntosh, 18.506

Qualifying Group No.3
1. 2k Rob Knapp, 18.020; 2. 20 Jay Mallory, 18.096; 3. 119 Chris Watters, 18.181; 4. 29k Chris Cunningham, 18.267; 5. X Chris Storm, 18.296; 6. 96b Luke Carleton, 18.299; 7. 104 Zak Sam, 18.444; 8. 73 Dylan Davidson 18.678

Qualifying Group No.4:
1. 21 James Henry, 17.720; 2. 15 Adam Leslie, 17.831; 3. 9r Tom Richau, 17.877; 4. 18r Brad Rouse, 18.014; 5. 35T Cameron Tuttle, 18.075; 6. 17 Tristan Draper, 18.161; 7. 66 Darrell Farraway, 18.207; 8. 17c Jordan Cosco, 18.337

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 7f Matt Farnham, Tonawanda, NY (4); 2. 54 Mark Chiddy, Boston, NY (2); 3. 1 Andrew Smith, Lockport, NY (1); 4. 74 Dave Flannigan Jr.. Port Robinson, ON (5); 5. 12 Chad Chevalier, Port Colborne, ON (6); 6. 21p Tyler Puchalski, Port Colborne, ON (8); 7. 7 Cody McPherson, St. Catharines, ON (3); 8. 18w Jim Harbison, Ransomville, NY (7); 9. 94 Chris Burek. Wilson, NY (9)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8s Justin Sharp, St. Catharines, ON (2); 2. 11 Dan Ferguson, Bloomfield, ON (1); 3. 52 Jessica Power, Kingston, ON (3); 4. 8 Zac McBride, Baltimore, ON (4); 5. 12p Emily Puchalski, Port Colborne, ON (7); 6. 09 Trevor Wright, Beamsville, ON (5); 7. 72 Gord McIntosh, Smithville, ON (8); 8. 54a Mike Beyore, Colborne, ON (6)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 20 Jay Mallory, St. Catharines, ON (2); 2. 96b Luke Carleton, Port Colborne, ON (6); 3. 2k Rob Knapp, Niagara Falls, ON (x); 4. 119 Chris Watters, Springville, ON (3); 5. 29k Chris Cunningham, Cazenanovia, NY (4); 6. 73 Dylan Davidson. St. Catharines, ON (8); 7. X Chris Storm, St. Catharines, ON (5); 8. 104 Zak Sam, Kitchener, ON (7)

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 18r Brad Rouse, St. Catharines, ON (4); 2. 21 James Henry, Niagara Falls, NY (1); 3. 15 Adam Leslie, Port Colborne, ON (2); 4. 66 Darrell Farraway, Hamilton, ON (7); 5. 17 Tristan Draper, Kingston, ON (6); 6. 9r Tom Richau, Cambria, NY (3); 7. 17c Jordan Cosco, St. Catharines, ON (8); 8. 35T Cameron Tuttle, Wilson, NY (5)

B-Feature (10 Laps – All Transfer – Time)
Finish. # Name, (Starting Position)
1. 21p Tyler Puchalski (1); 2. 17c Jordan Cosco (8); 3. 73 Dylan Davidson (3); 4. 9r Tom Richau Jr. (4); 5. 18w Jim Harbison (9); 6. 7 Cody McPherson (5); 7. 72 Gord McIntosh (6); 8. 94 Chris Burek (13); 9. 35t Cameron Tuttle (12); 10. 54a Mike Beyore (10); 11. 104 Zak Sam (11); 12. 09 Trevor Wright (2); 13. DNS X Chris Storm (7)
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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (38 entries)

Timed Hot Laps determined the starting lineups for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock twin 15-lap Features with the odd numbered qualifiers in Feature 1 and the even numbered qualifiers in Feature 2.

Rookie pilot Nick Masi started on the pole for the first Feature and jumped out to an early lead and held the point position through restarts on laps four and nine. Tim DeBoer threw everything he had at Masi in the second half of the race, running the inside lane and nosed ahead of Masi with two laps to go. The caution waved on lap 14 when Rob Sauder spun in turn three, setting up a one-lap dash.

DeBoer restarted as the leader with Masi to his outside. When the two drivers raced into turn three and made contact at the bottom of the track. Both cars stayed straight, but slowed enough to allow third-place Brandon Crumbie to drive around the top in turn four and claim the win. Masi settled for second while Mark Bazuin benefitted from the incident and finished third.

In the second Feature, Bobby Tolton started outside the front row and jumped to an early advantage with teammate Dave Crumbie running in second. Tolton pulled away to a convincing lead in a race that ran green flag until the final lap. Behind Tolton and Dave Crumbie, Gary Hodgson and Jon Janssens fought side by side for third. After Janssens took the spot, Hodgson was locked into a three-car battle for fourth with Matt Nuell and Jonathan Ayrton.

The caution flag halted the action on lap 14 after Rob Twitchett spun in turn two to set up a one-lap shootout for the second straight race. Tolton pulled away again on the restart and left Crumbie and Janssens to solve the discussion for second. Janssens effort fell just short as Crumbie maintained enough momentum up top to claim the runner-up spot.

A-Feature 1 (15 laps – Odd Qualifiers – Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (6); 2. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON (1); 3. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (5); 4. 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton, ON (7); 5. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (4); 6. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (9); 7. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville, ON (10); 8. 4s Rob Sauder, Port Colborne, ON (8); 9. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe, ON (14); 10. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville, ON (12); 11. 265 Mike Evers, Caledonia, ON (13); 12. 42 Joe DeBoer, St. George, ON (15); 13. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (17); 14. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON (3); 15. 121x Tyler Ward, Woodstock, ON (16); 16. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas, ON (2); 17. 11c Clayton Collison, Cambridge, ON (19); 18. 90 Chad Smelser, Dunnville, ON (11); 19. DNS 17 Michael Taylor, Hamilton, ON (18); A-Feature Lap Leaders – Nick Masi 1-12; Tim DeBoer 13-14; Brandon Crumbie 15; Hard Charger – Brandon Crumbie (+6)

A-Feature 2 (15 laps – Even Qualifiers – Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (2); 2. 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton, ON (1); 3. 60x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (3); 4. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON (8); 5. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas, ON (6); 6. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON (14); 7. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas, ON (12); 8. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford, ON (9); 9. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON (11); 10. 4x Jason Coutu, St. Catharines, ON (13); 11. 54 Chris French, Stratford, ON (10); 12. 43c Clinton Nicholls, Hamilton, ON (15); 13. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (7); 14. 19w Trevor Want, Chippawa, ON (16); 15. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON (18); 16. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (4); 17. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (5); 18. 419 Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (17); 19. 13M Daniel McKay, Thorold, ON (19); A-Feature Lap Leaders – Bobby Tolton 1-15; Hard Charger – Kyle Wert (+8)

Timed Hot Laps: 1. 222 Nick Masi, 21.547; 2. 63c Dave Crumbie, 21.672; 3. 81 Karl Sault, 21.715; 4. 13 Bobby Tolton, 21.737; 5. 26 Tim Nuell, 6. 60x Jon Janssens, 21.792; 7. 9 Tim DeBoer, 21.862; 8. 49 Gary Hodgson, 21.930; 9. 21x Mark Bazuin, 21.956; 10. 37h Rob Hoskins, 22.012; 11. 63 Brandon Crumbie, 22.094; 12. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, 22.2166; 13. 16 Fabio Olivieri, 22.270; 14. 69 Rob Twitchett, 22.290; 15. 4s Rob Sauder, 22.306; 16. 2 Matt Nuell, 22.326; 17. 4w Wayde Thorne, 22.334; 18. 6 Jason Dixon, 22.348; 19. 60 Martin Schroeder, 22.368; 20. 54 Chris French, 22.496; 21. 90 Chad Smelser, 22.500; 22. 96 Brian Crosgrove, 22.510; 23. 6x Mike Sarantakos, 22.511; 24. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, 22.635; 25. 265 Mike Evers, 22.675; 26. 4c Jason Coutu, 22.687; 27. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, 22.720; 28. 42 Joe DeBoer, 22.802; 29. 43c Clinton Nicholls, 22.839; 30. 121x Tyler Ward, 23.025; 31. 19 Kyle Wert, 23.191’ 32. 11 Mike Giberson, 23.624; 33. 419 Brian Teeple, 25.071; 34. 17 Mike Taylor, NT; 35. 07 Dave Goodacre, NT; 36. 19w Trevor Want, NT; 37. Clayton Collison, NT; 38. 13m Daniel McKay, NT

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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway is off on Friday, July 28 before returning to action to begin the month of August on Friday, August 4 for the Lucas Oil Night at the Races when the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints roll into town for the third and final challenge race of the season against the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. 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. For additional event information and a full schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.
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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 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 Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport 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.aeslacrosse.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, News

KYLE LARSON, HOLLY PORTER, RYAN BEAGLE AND JOEL DICK WIN BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS AT OHSWEKEN

Kyle Larson with Jay Hill of Burger Barn following his 360 Sprint Car win in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on July 24, 2017. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 24, 2017 – An impressive 117 cars singed in across four divisions to compete in Ohsweken Speedway’s Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals, including 31 cars in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car field which featured NASCAR star Kyle Larson.

When the checkered flag waved, it was Larson who claimed the win after a spectacular duel with Parker Price-Miller. Holly Porter scored a $1000 victory in the Ackland Insurance Clash of the Crates for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Ryan Beagle scored his first ever Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks win in the 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial and Joel Dick completed the sweep of UMP Modified competition at Ohsweken in 2017 with his second win of the year.

All Crate Sprint Car and Thunder Stock drivers in attendance were entered into a draw to win a new GMC 602 Crate Motor courtesy of Strickland’s GMC in Brantford. Thunder Stock driver Jay Liverance was the lucky winner.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
July 24, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals
Total Entries – 117

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (31 entries)

Kyle Larson started on the front row with Mitch Brown for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car main event. Many had Larson, an Elk Grove, Calif. native pegged to lead flag-to-flag, but Brown quickly changed the conversation when he led the opening lap.

Third-starting Parker Price-Miller of Kokomo, Ind. quickly made it a three-car battle for the lead while Larson retook the point on lap two. Price-Miller drove low into turn one and slid up in front of Larson in turn two to take the lead only to have Larson turn back underneath and lead on corner exit. Price-Miller didn’t make the same mistake twice as he executed a slidejob in turn four to take the lap three lead.

“I knew he’d be good,” Larson said of Price-Miller in Victory Lane. “I’ve watched videos of him and he’s been really good here. His car had a lot of grip all night. I knew he’d be the one I’d have to beat. He got to the lead really quick and was ripping really hard up top.”

From there, the dynamic top two pulled away from the rest of the field and worked into traffic by lap seven. On lap nine, both cars were caught behind slower traffic and had to alter their preferred lines. Price-Miller ran the top wherever possible, while Larson stumbled upon a fast bottom lane.

“ It started getting really slick and slow off four and I actually made a mistake on the backstretch and ran the bottom on accident because I almost clipped the wall,” Larson said. “I gained time on him so I was like ‘okay, we can run down there’. Once we got to traffic I was able to work it and get by him on the bottom.”

Larson made what ultimately turned out to be the winning pass in traffic when he returned the slidejob in turn two and took the lead from Price-Miller for good. He was able to pull away on lap 16 when Price-Miller missed his entry into turn three in the top groove, but the lapped traffic forced Larson to remain sharp.

Larson took the white flag out in front of the field and raced down the backstretch to the checkered flag, but the caution waved for the first time before he could claim the win when Tom Huppunen spun at the top of turn three. A one-lap dash settled the finish and Larson ran the top perfectly to claim the win.

“It’s an awesome racetrack,” Larson said. “This is one of the most fun tracks I’ve been to. It’s super slick, technical. The moisture was basically off the track, so you had to find that. I had a lot of fun racing with Parker.”

Price-Miller, the reigning Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner after his victory last September, was happy with his second-place finish but was clear he aspired to beat the NASCAR star. Price-Miller returned to action in the Hill’s Racing No.67x after he was involved in a wreck on Friday night where he suffered a minor injury to his wrist.

“I really wanted that one just because Kyle’s the best there is out there and it would be really cool to beat him,” Price-Miller said. “My guys gave me a great car and they fixed a lot of stuff from Friday night. I’m still a little soar and my arm kind of gets banged up racing, but you don’t think about it. It’s still a good night, but I like to win. We’re always good at Ohsweken, so we’ll try again tomorrow with the 410.”

On the final lap, the battle for third shook up the finish. Brewerton, NY driver and current Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint point leader Jason Barney restarted in third, but was involved in contact with Dylan Westbrook in turn one. Barney suffered a flat tire and damaged wheel, but limped the car to a ninth-place finish.

Westbrook was able to avoid serious contact and finished third. With the third-place finish, the Scotland, Ont. teenager’s six-race win streak at Ohsweken was snapped.

“I’m not sure if he caught the wall first or if he slowed down real quick and I couldn’t get on the brakes quick enough to get around him,” Westbrook said of the last lap collision. “It kind of sucks. I think he probably would have beat us, but it’s still good to come home in third.”

Westbrook is now set to make his first start with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Wednesday night.

“I’m really excited. It’s going to be my first time ever in a 410,” Westbrook said. “It’s going to be a really cool experience, so we’ll have some fun with it and hope for the best.”

Brown finished in fourth while Bradford, Pa’s Jared Zimbardi rounded out the top-five. Ryan Susice was the Hard Charger of the race. He advanced from the dead last starting position, 24th, to finish 6th.

Larson, Price-Miller, Danny Lasoski of Dover, Mo. and Ryan Coniam of Denver, Co. earned heat race wins and Max Johnston of Sydney, Australia won the B-Main.

A-Feature (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 57 Kyle Larson (1); 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller (3); 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9); 4. 10 Mitch Brown (2); 5. 35 Jared Zimabrdi (7); 6. 18 Ryan Susice (24); 7. 98 Joe Trenca (15); 8. 14h Jim Huppunen (6); 9. 87 Jason Barney (5); 10. 5w Ryan Coniam (4); 11. 3r Shane Ross (22); 12. 91 Ryan Turner (17); 13. 0 Max Johnston (21); 14. 01k Mikey Kruchka (12); 15. 67c Steve Collins (23); 16. 17x Dain Naida (10); 17. 77x Alex Hill (19); 18. 27z Stan Zanchin (18); 19. 21 Tom Huppunen (13); 20. 1-10 Jake Brown (20); 21. 9 Steve Lyons (16); 22. 38 Tyler Hendricks (14); 23. 49 Scott Kreutter (11); 24. 49x Danny Lasoski (8). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown 1; Kyle Larson 2, 16-25; Parker Price-Miller 3-15; Hard Charger – Ryan Susice (+18 – 24th to 6th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:03.088)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 57 Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (1); 2. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh, MI (2); 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON (5); 4. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton, NY (8); 5. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations, ON (3); 6. 0 Max Johnston, Sydney, NSW, AUS (4); 7. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford, ON (6); 8. 18 Ryan Susice, Ransomville, NY (7).

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 2:07.603)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49x Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (4); 2. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY (2); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (7); 4. 35 Jared Zimbardi, Bradford, PA (8); 5. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (3); 6. 18h Brad Herron, Burford, ON (1); 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (6); 8. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON (5)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time: 2:12.244)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 5w Ryan Coniam, Denver, CO (2); 2. 21 Tom Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (1); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (3); 4. 98 Joe Trenca, Clay, NY (4); 5. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (5); 6. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast, NY (8); 7. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (6); 8. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (7).

Burger Barn Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Time: 2:07.009)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (4); 2. 01K Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (2); 3. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (7); 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (1); 5. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON (5); 6. 15 Mike Ferrell, London, ON (3); 7. DNS 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (6)

B-Feature (10 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Max Johnston (6); 2. 3r Shane Ross (9); 3. 67c Steve Collins (1); 4. 18 Ryan Susice (12); 5. 97 Cory Turner (13); 6. 00 Dane Lorenc (11); 7. 11 Jamie Turner (10); 8. 90 Travis Cunningham (14); 9. 18h Brad Herron (8); 10. 15 Mike Ferrell (7); 11. DNS 2w Lee Winger (15)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Danny Lasoski
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (31 entries)

Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media

The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars faced a unique, special event format for the Ackland Insurance Clash of the Crates. The field was split into two groups and Timed Hot Laps set the field for twin 15-lap Features. The top-four finishers in each Feature qualified to the 8-lap, $1000-to-win Clash of the Crates. Shone Evans and Holly Porter set fast times in their respective groups to gain the pair of pole starting positions.

In the first Feature, Evans grabbed the early lead despite a trio of early cautions. When the race hit full speed, Evans stayed up front until Mack DeMan took the lead off a lap seven restart. DeMan pulled away to half straightaway lead until the caution waved on the final lap. DeMan was perfect again on the restart to claim the win over Evans, Ryan Hunsinger and Jesse McDonald.

The second Feature brought a thrilling battle up front between Porter and second-starting Mike Thorne. The two drivers raced side-by-side, exchanging the lead several times, until lap 11 when Porter was forced to brake behind a car about to be lapped. Thorne was able to pull away by eight car lengths to drive off to the win ahead of Porter, Michael Summer of Warsaw, Ind. and 15-year-old rookie Josh Hansen of Beamsville, Ont.

The eight-driver Clash of the Crates rolled on to the track before the main event for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. Thorne grabbed the lead from the pole, but DeMan attempted a slidejob in the opening corner to try and take over the point. Thorne evaded the action to lead the opening lap before Porter got by both driver to take the lead on lap two. At the halfway mark, Porter had gained a half straightaway advantage and maintained it to the finish to score the $1000 payday ahead of DeMan, Hunsinger, Thorn and McDonald.

Ackland Insurance Clash of the Crates (8 laps – Time: 2:25.718)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (4); 2. 4 Mack Deman (1); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (5); 4. 55 Mike Thorne (2); 5. 88 Jesse McDonald (7); 6. 18s Michael Summers (6); 7. 87x Shone Evans (3); 8. 88h Josh Hansen (8).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (2); 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (1); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (4); 4. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (9); 5. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (3); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (6); 7. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (5); 8. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (7); 9. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (13); 10. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (16); 11. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (10); 12. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (12); 13. 3x Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, ON (8); 14. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (14); 15. 52s Jake Sheridan, Mount Brydges, ON (11); 16. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (15).

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (2); 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (1); 3. 18s Michael Summers, Warsaw, IN (5); 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (9); 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (7); 6. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (4); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (3); 8. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (6); 9. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (13); 10. 26 John Verney, Salmon Arm, BC (14); 11. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (12); 12. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (10); 13. 7 Caleb Wood, Komoka, ON (11); 14. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (8); 15. DNS 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (15).

Timed Hot Laps – Group A (Top-5): 1. 87x Shone Evans, 15.376; 2. 4 Mack DeMan, 15.390; 3. 52 Jesse Costa, 15.457; 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, 15.553; 5. 18 Josh Shantz, 15.691

Timed Hot Laps – Group B (Top-5): 1. 1 Holly Porter, 15.484; 2. 55 Mike Thorne, 15.843; 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, 15.997; 4. 6m Eric McGlone, 16.015; 5. 18s Michael Summers, 16.046

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Shone Evans
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (38 entries)

Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks ran their longest and most prestigious race of the season in the Brock Leonard Memorial. The race also saw several out of town drivers in attendance for the race, which doubled as the first round of the Duel on the Dirt series.

Third-starting Ryan Dinning drove to the lead on the opening lap after Dave Bailey and Jay Liverance had brought the field to the green flag. Liverance battled early for second with Frankie Turkey Jr. until Turkey’s car broke on lap 10 to bring out the first caution.

On the restart, Ryan Beagle battled door-to-door with Dinning for the point position and eventually wrestled it away on lap 17 and cleared Dinning one lap later. A lap 18 caution slowed the race again and allowed Dave Small to make his move forward.

Over the next 32 laps, including on a lap 36 restart, Beagle continuously fought off Small’s challenges which routinely saw him try to cross lanes behind Beagle, who was married to the bottom lane. With six laps to go, Small’s move nearly worked when Beagle slipped half a groove in turn four, but the young driver recovered in turn one to break Small’s momentum and hold the lead. It proved to be the difference as Beagle drove his first career Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock victory over Small, Dinning, Ken Sargent and Christopher Hale.

Dereck Lemyre, Dinning, and Bailey won qualifying heats. Jason Fontaine won the B-Main.

A-Feature (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 84rk Ryan Beagle (6); 2. 7x Dave Small (14); 3. 8 Ryan Dinning (3); 4. 25 Ken Sargent (5); 5. 79 Christopher Hale (16); 6. X Billy Bleich Jr. (7); 7. 72 Doug Anderson (13); 8. 56 Dereck Lemyre (9); 9. 1j Jason Fontaine (19); 10. 17 Rob Disher Sr. (17); 11. 49 Dave Bailey (1); 12. 40 Jay Liverance (2); 13. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (4); 14. 93 Melissa Miller (23); 15. 37h Rob Hoskins (20); 16. 47x Kyle Pelrine (18); 17. 77 Brett Rodwell (24); 18. 23 Trevor DeBoer (11); 19. 90 Vince Fargnoli (22); 20. 96 Steve Shaw (21); 21. 53 Logan Shwedyk (12); 22. 28 Jim Lampman (10); 23. 7 Jason Lungaro (15); 24. 71 Frank Turkey Jr. (8). A-Feature Lap Leaders –.Ryan Dinning 1-16, Ryan Beagle 17-50; Hard Charger – Dave Small (+12 – 14th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:48.696)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (3); 2. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (2); 4. X Bill Bleich Jr, Port Robinson, ON (5); 5. 72 Doug Anderson, Trenton, ON (7); 6. 79 Christopher Hale, Guelph, ON (9); 7. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON (8); 8. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON (10); 9. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (6); 10. 90 Vince Fargnoli, Niagara Falls, ON (4); 11. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (11); 12. 14d Chris Dorland, Demorestville, ON (12); 13. 11jr Andrew Reece, Welland, ON (13)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (2); 2. 71 Frank Turkey Jr, Ohsweken, ON (10); 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (7); 4. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (4); 5. 7x Dave Small, Port Colborne, ON (3); 6. 17 Rob Disher, Grimsby, ON (1); 7. 1j Jason Fontaine, Port Colborne, ON (12); 8. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (6); 9. 53p Wade Purchase, Demorestville, ON (5); 10. 11 Risi George, Brantford, ON (9); 11. 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON (13); 12. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON (11); 13. 93k Mike Klazinga, Caledonia, ON (8)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time: 2:46.233)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (1); 2. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (6); 3. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON (4); 4. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (8); 5. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (10); 6. 47x Kyle Pelrine, Beamsville, ON (7); 7. 96 Steve Shaw, Chatham, ON (12); 8. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (2); 9. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON (5); 10. 6 Mike Ferguson, Hamilton, ON (9); 11. 211 Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (11); 12. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken, ON (3)

B-Feature (8 Laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1j Jason Fontaine (2); 2. 37h Rob Hoskins (5); 3. 96 Steve Shaw (3); 4. 90 Vince Fargnoli (10); 5. 93 Melissa Miller (4); 6. 77 Brett Rodwell (9); 7. 53x Wade Purchase (8); 8. 119 Shaun Quinn (1); 9. 11r Bryce Richardson (7); 10. 93k Mike Klazinga (20); 11. 46 Kevin Pauls (17); 12. 11jr Andrew Reece (19); 13. 1 Chris Dickie (13); 14. 11 Risi George (11); 15. 38 Terry Martin (18); 16. 211 Brian Teeple (15); 17. 911 Nick Liverance (14); 18. 14d Chris Dorland (16); 19. 13 Kacey Huffman (6); 20. DNS 26 Mike Ferguson (12).

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UMP Modifieds (17 entries)

Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media

The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds were back at Ohsweken for their second visit of the year. The field was composed entirely of drivers who race primarily at South Buxton Raceway located in Merlin, Ont. After Joel Dick of Leamington, Ont. and Joe Brosseau of Merlin, Ont. won qualifying heats, the two drivers lined-up on the front row for the 20-lap main event.

Dick got an excellent jump off the initial start and left Brosseau to battle Tim Richardson of Comber, Ont. for second. A pair of cautions on laps five and seven were the only thing that slowed or challenged Dick as the veteran driver dominated the main event. Dick had no issues navigating through slower traffic over the final five laps and drove to the win by over six seconds to complete the sweep of UMP Modified events at Ohsweken in 2017.

Brosseau earned a hard-fought runner-up spot ahead of Blenheim, Ont.’s Brian Speelman. Richardson and JJ Beaulieu of Chatham, Ont. rounded out the top-five.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 09 Joel Dick (1); 2. 47b Joe Brosseau (2); 3. 22 Brian Speelman (7); 4. 5x Tim Richardson (5); 5. 26 JJ Beaulieu (12); 6. 00 Jim Dale Jr. (15); 7. 5 Gerald Martin (11); 8. 86 Drew Smith (3); 9. 98p Patrick Lajeuness (8); 10. 14 Mario Toniolo (9); 11. 69 Denis Deserrano (10); 12. 36 Eugene Hoekstra (4); 13. 21 Chris Vanderweile (13); 14. 14b Brad Bloomfield (14); 15. 3c Louis Clements (6); 16. 11 Phil Vilaranda (16); 17. DNS 6m Justin Mills (17). A-Feature Lap Leaders: Joel Dick 1-20; Hard Charger: Jim Dale Jr. (+9 – 15th to 6th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 09d Joel Dick, Leamington, ON (8); 2. 86 Drew Smith, Port Lampton, ON (5); 3. 5x Tim Richardson, Comber, ON (2); 4. 22 Brian Speelman, Blenheim, ON (4); 5. 14 Mario Toniolo, Woodslee, ON (6); 6. 5 Gerald Martin, Essex, ON (1); 7. 21 Chris Vanderweile, Retherford, ON (9); 8. 00 Jim Dale Jr., Shrewsbury, ON (7); 9. 6m Justin Mills, Wheatley, ON (3)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47b Joe Brosseau, Merlin, ON (8); 2. 36 Eugene Hoekstra, Belnheim, ON (3); 3. 3c Louis Clements, Chatham, ON (6); 4. 98p Patrick Lajeunesse, Harrown, ON (1); 5. 69 Denis Deserrano, Cottom, ON (7); 6. 26 JJ Beaulieu, Chatham, ON (2); 7. 14b Brad Bloomfield, Cottom, ON (4); 8. 11 Phil Varanda, Chatham, ON (5).

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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Tuesday, July 25 for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. The DIRTcar Sportsman tour Western Region will also be in attendance along with the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm, with hot laps and time trials taking place beforehand. For a full schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com. Excellent seats are still available at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com.
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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 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on July 25 featuring Kyle Larson and Danny Lasoski, 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 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 sport 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.aeslacrosse.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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GREAT SEATS AVAILABLE TO SEE KYLE LARSON AND DANNY LASOSKI TAKE ON OHSWEKEN MONDAY AND TUESDAY

Photo by Joe Orth/Photo by Cristina Cordova

Northern Summer Nationals on July 24; World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Ohsweken July 25

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 23, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway is set to host two of its biggest event sof the season this Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25 night as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson and four-time Knoxville Nationals champion Danny Lasoski are set to tackle the Six Nations 3/8-mile clay oval.

On Monday, July 24 Larson and Lasoski take on Ohsweken’s best Sprint Car drivers in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals for the Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. Also on the schedule is the prestigious 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, a full points event for the Stickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.

Then, on Tuesday, July 25, Larson and Lasoski will take on the best Sprint Car drivers in the world when the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series rolls into town for the Six Nations Showdown presented by Arrow Express. The 30-lap, $10,000-to-win showdown will pit two of the hottest Sprint Car drivers in the country against the tough Outlaw cast that includes eight-time champion Donny Schatz, rising star David Gravel and the ‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet as well as mainstays Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser and Sheldon Haudenschild to name a few. Tuesday’s show is also the first round of the DIRTcar Sportsman Series Western Region and the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will battle in twin 15-lap races.

Larson is one of the hottest Sprint Car drivers in the world right now. The dirt ace turned NASCAR star has beaten the best Sprint Car drivers across the country this season. Larson topped the World of Outlaws at Nebraska’s Eagle Raceway in June, then knocked off the Arctic Car All-Star Circuit of Champions during Ohio Speedweek and followed it up by rattling off four consecutive wins against the Pennsylvania Posse during PA Speedweek. Larson is that good.

“I am really excited to make my first trip to Canada and also to be racing a Sprint Car,” Larson said. “Ohsweken has always produced great racing with multiple lines so it should be fun to try and adapt to the track. Hopefully we can pick up a couple wins while I am there.”

Lasoski is no slouch either. The Dover, Missouri native is a four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, three of which came with Tony Stewart Racing. ‘The Dude’ is a former World of Outlaws regular and once held the Ohsweken qualifying track record until current full-time Outlaw Kraig Kinser knocked it down with a lap of 12.047 seconds on July 30, 2010.

In addition to Larson and Lasoski, several top talents have already confirmed they will be in attendance at Ohsweken for the Northern Summer Nationals. Ohsweken point leader Dylan Westbrook, who has six wins this season, will be in attendance. Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint point leader Jason Barney will also chase the top prize.

Australian star Max Johnston has also made his way north to compete against Ohsweken’s best for Styres Racing. He earned a third-place finish on Friday night in his first night of action behind the wheel of the Styres No.0. Up and coming racer Joe Trenca of Clay, NY has also thrown his name into the ring for both nights of action.

It’s two nights of action-packed racing at Ohsweken Speedway that you don’t want to miss. For additional event information, including tickets and camping, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

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 Danny Lasoski, 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 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 sport 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.aeslacrosse.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, News

WESTBROOK, DeMAN, LEMYRE, JANSSENS, MAAS WIN ON CHRISTMAS IN JULY AND AUTOGRAPH NIGHT

By Josh Gordon

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 21, 2017 – A total of 129 cars packed the pit area for Christmas in July and Autograph Night presented by Jibs Action Sports at Ohsweken Speedway. When the final checkered flags waved, it was Dylan Westbrook, Mack DeMan, Derek Lemyre, Brandon Janssens, and Eric Maas who stood in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
July 21, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Christmas in July and Autograph Night Presented by Jibs Action Sports
Total Entries – 129

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (19 Entries)

A second-place starting position was all Dylan Westbrook needed to pick up his sixth straight win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars division at Ohsweken Speedway. Westbrook took the lead from pole-sitter Alex Hill following a lap 1 caution and was able to hold it following a lap 2 red flag which saw Jamie Turner’s car flip on its side.

Westbrook was only slowed by lapped traffic late in the race. He passed all but six of the 19 starters. Westbrook’s six consecutive wins set a new track record a Ohsweken. Glenn Styres, held the previous record of five straight victories.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2); 2. 49 Scott Kreutter (4); 3. 0 Max Johnston (5); 4. 10 Mitch Brown (3); 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (8); 6. 77x Alex Hill (1); 7. 91 Ryan Turner (10); 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6); 9. 01 Mikey Kruchka (13); 10. 1-10 Jake Brown (9); 11. 97 Cory Turner (17); 12. 9 Steve Lyons (11); 13. 90 Travis Cunningham (14); 14. 22 Shawn Sliter (19); 15. 6 Curtis Gartly (15); 16. 67x Parker Price-Miller (7); 17. 2w Lee Winger (12); 18. 11 Jamie Turner (16); 19. 27z Stan Zanchin (18). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-20; Hard Charger – Cory Turner (+6 – 17th to 11th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 1:52.906)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (1); 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (3); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen Fenwick, ON (10); 4. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (2); 5. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (5); 6. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (7); 7. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON (4); 8. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamsford, ON (6); 9. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (8); 10. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON (9)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 1:57.169)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 0 Max Johnston, Sydney, NSW, AUS (1); 2. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations, ON (2); 3. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, USA (6); 4. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (4); 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (8); 6. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY, USA (9); 7. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (7); 8. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (5); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (3)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Jim Huppunen
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (27 Entries)

(Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media)

A thrilling 20-lap Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars Feature saw several racers challenge for the lead. Mike Thorne used his second-place starting position to lead early, but he was soon confronted by Holly Porter and Mack DeMan.

A three-wide battle for the lead down the back straightaway on lap 15 saw Porter use the bottom of the racetrack, while DeMan and Thorne fought it out on the outside. Porter took the lead from Thorne on lap 16, but was only able to hold onto it for a short period of time as DeMan took the lead one lap later.

A late caution set up a three-lap dash to the finish. When the checkered flew, DeMan prevailed and picked up his second consecutive win.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 4 Mack DeMan (4); 2. 1 Holly Porter (6); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (8); 4. 55 Mike Thorne (2); 5. 52 Jesse Costa (5); 6. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (12); 7. 3 AJ Lewis (1); 8. 49h Jerry Hill (3); 9. 18 Josh Shantz (10); 10. 88h Josh Hansen (11); 11. 87x Shone Evans (9); 12. 8 Hannah Ferrell (13); 13. 88 Jesse McDonald (7); 14. 15 Dan Nanticoke (19); 15. 5d Jacob Dykstra (17); 16. 6m Eric McGlone (14); 17. 51 Trevor Young (16); 18. 18x Davey Boughton (20); 19. 18s Michael Summers (18); 20. 29 Liam Martin (15). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Alex Hill 1, Dylan Westbrook 2-20; Hard Charger – Ryan Hunsinger (+6 – 12th to 6th).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.162)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (2); 3. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (4); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinder, Stouffville, ON (5); 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (7); 6. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (9); 7. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (6); 8. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (3); 9. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (8)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:36.806)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (2); 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (7); 3. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (5); 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (8); 5. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (9); 6. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (6); 7. 18s Michael Summers, Warsaw, IN, USA (1); 8. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (3); 9. 04x Michael Bell, Hagersville, ON (4)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (7); 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (1); 3. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (2); 4. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (4); 5. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (5); 6. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (3); 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (8); 8. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (6); 9. 26 John Verney, Dundas, ON (9)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 51 Trevor Young (1); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra (5); 3. 18s Michael Summers (6); 4. 15 Dan Nanticoke (2); 5. 18x Davey Boughton (4); 6. 10 Lofton Schuts (9); 7. 04x Michael Bell (12); 8. 9c Dan Nanticoke (3); 9. 8h Matt Hill (10); 10. 5 DJ Christie (7); 11. 9 Paul Ballantyne (11); 12. 26 John Verney (8)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Holly Porter
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (27 Entries)

(Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media)

For the first time since last season, someone other than Dave Bailey or Ryan Dinning was in Lucas Oil Victory Lane at the end of the 20-lap Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature.

Sixteenth starting Derek Lemyre was simply overpowering in his quest to knock off both Bailey and Dinning. Lemyre powered through the outside line to grab the lead on lap 3 and he never looked back.

A lap 19 caution set up a showdown between Bailey and Lemyre with one to go. On the restart, Lemyre picked the high line and was able to fight off Bailey for his first win of the year.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 56 Dereck Lemyre (16); 2. 49 Dave Bailey (19); 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (21); 4. 28 Jim Lampman (11); 5. 25 Ken Sargent (10); 6. 84rk Ryan Beagle (13); 7. 23 Trevor DeBoer (8); 8. 71 Frankie Turkey Jr. (4); 9. 40 Jay Liverance (3); 10. 37h Rob Hoskins (27); 11. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (14); 12. 119 Shaun Quinn (18); 13. 77 Brett Rodwell (5); 14. 53 Logan Shwedyk (12); 15. 79 Chris Hale (2); 16. 1 Chris Dickie (9); 17. 93k Mike Klazinga (15); 18. 7 Jason Lungaro (17); 19. 93 Melissa Miller (25); 20. 11 Risi George (6); 21. 38 Terry Martin (26); 22. 26 Mike Ferguson (23); 23. 46 Kevin Pauls (22); 24. 8 Ryan Dinning (20); 25. 11r Bryce Richardson (7); 26. 13 Kacey Huffman (1); 27. 17 Rob Disher Sr. (24). A-Feature Lap Leaders – 40 Jay Liverance 1-2; 56 Dereck Lemyre 3-20; Hard Charger – Wyatt Van Wart (+18 – 21st to 3rd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:49.056)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 71 Frank Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (6); 2. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (9); 3. 79 Christopher Hale, Guelph, ON; 4. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (4); 5. 77 Brett Rodwell, Caledonia, ON (7); 6. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (1); 7. 11 Risi George, Brantford, ON (8); 8. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON (2); 9. 26 Mike Ferguson, Hamilton, ON (5)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (1); 2. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (5); 3. 25 Ken Sargent, Hamilton, ON (4); 4. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (6); 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (7); 6. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (8); 7. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (2); 8. 93 Melissa Miller, Ohsweken, ON (9); 9. 17 Rob Disher Sr., Hamilton, ON (3)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1.8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (8); 2. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (7); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (3); 4. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (5); 5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, Cambridge, ON (9); 6. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON (6); 7. 93k Mike Klazinga, Caledonia, ON (1); 8. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (4); 9. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken, ON (2)

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (35 Entries)

(Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media)

Jason Dixon and Patrick Abrahamsson brought the field to green in the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15-lap Feature, but Davey Boughton led lap 1. A lap 2 caution opened the door for sixth-place starter Brandon Janssens, who used the outside line to lead lap 3.

A scary moment on lap 7 saw B-Main Winner Dusty DeBoer viciously flip going into turn 3, bringing out the red. DeBoer was able to walk away from the crash, though the same thing could not be said for his #23 machine.

Following the red, eleventh-place starter Nick Masi joined Janssens in a battle for the lead. A single file restart following a caution on lap 11 sealed the deal for Janssens, as he used the outside line once again to hold of a hard-charging Masi.

A-Feature (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 60x Brandon Janssens (6); 2. 222 Nick Masi (20); 3. 63 Brandon Crumbie (21); 4. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (13); 5. 4w Wayde Thorne (11); 6. 66 Jon Janssens (17); 7. 13 Bobby Tolton (18); 8. 2 Matt Nuell (7); 9. 9 Tim DeBoer (16); 10. 26 Tim Nuell (25); 11. 63c Dave Crumbie (15); 12. 81 Karl Sault (14); 13. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (24); 14. 6x Mike Sarantakos (9); 15. 4s Rob Sauder (27); 16. 69 Rob Twitchett (23); 17. 49 Gary Hodgson (12); 18. 21x Mark Bazuin (19); 19. 96 Brian Crosgrove (26); 20. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (2); 21. 29x Davey Boughton (3); 22. 121x Tyler Ward (28); 23. 6 Jason Dixon (1); 24. 23 Dusty DeBoer (22); 25. 60 Martin Schroeder (8); 26. 54 Chris French (4); 27. 64 Doug Erskine (10); 28. 265 Mike Evers (5). A-Feature Lap Leaders – 29x Davey Boughton 1-2; 60x Brandon Janssens 3-15; Hard Charger – 222 Nick Masi (+18 – 20th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 29x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (7); 2. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford, ON (1); 3. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville, ON (12); 4. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Burlington, ON (6); 5. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON (13); 6. 265 Mike Evers, Hamilton, ON (10); 7. 54 Christopher French, Stratford, ON (9); 8. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON (8); 9. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (11); 10. 17 Mike Taylor, Hamilton, ON (2); 11. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON (3); 12. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (4); 13. 16j Jeremy May, Binbrook, ON (5)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps –Time: 2:14.941)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 60x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (1); 2. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville, ON (2); 3. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (6); 4. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas, ON (10); 5. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (5); 6. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton, ON (4); 7. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe, ON (8); 8. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON (12); 9. 21 Jonathan Ayron, Dundas, ON (11); 10. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (7); 11. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON (3); 12. 22 Brittani Myers, Brantford, ON (9)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Time: 2:10.968)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (4); 2. 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton, ON (1); 3. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (9); 4. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (6); 5. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON (8); 6. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (2); 7. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (3); 8. 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton, ON (5); 9. 4s Rob Sauder, Port Colborne, ON (7); 10. 121x Tyler Ward (10); 11. 5 Rick Robinson, Brantford, ON (11)

B-Feature (8 laps – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (6); 2. 69 Rob Twitchett (8); 3. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (10); 4. 26 Tim Nuell (11); 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove (7); 6. 4s Rob Sauder (13); 7. 121x Tyler Ward (14); 8. 11 Mike Giberson (3); 9. 5 Rick Robinson (15); 10. 05 Dave Goodacre (2); 11. 22 Brittani Myers (9); 12. 16 Fabio Olivieri (12); 13. 16j Jeremy May (4); 14. 17 Mike Taylor (1); 15. 19 Kyle Wert (5)
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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (21 Entries)

(Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media)

Jake Maas started third in the 12-lap Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature and he was able to use that to his advantage jumping out to an early lead.

A caution on lap 5 tightened the field and set up an exciting restart. When green flew, Maas reassumed his lead, opening up a couple of car lengths lead on Tim Jamieson and Gillian Hils. Maas expertly navigated lapped traffic and held on for the win.

The most exciting battle on the race track was for second place, as Hils and Jamieson were side-by-side for most of the feature. In the end, Hils was able to use the bottom of the race track to edge Jamieson for second. Lucas Smith and Alex Maas completed the top five.

A-Feature (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 37Jake Maas (3); 2. 32 Gillian Hils (13); 3. 177 Tim Jamieson (5); 4. 49L Lucas Smith (20); 5. 3 Alex Maas (8); 6. 155 Dustin Longboat (14); 7. 37x Eric Maas (2); 8. 78 Aidan Nigh (6); 9. 6e Enya Robinson (11); 10. 517 Cody Sommerville (19); 11. 01 Tristan Da Silva (10); 12. 14 Jerry Burnham (17); 13. 01x Ben Ryma (4); 14. 21j Jared Boadnar (15); 15. 67 Tommy Baldwin (16); 16. 2ez Dean Brown (21); 17. 01p Adam Plazek (9); 18. 188 Paul Longboat (18); 19. 22 Kyle Johnston (12); 20. DNS 22b Brooke Nelson (1); 21. DNS 86 Zach Buchwald (7)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON (3); 2. 37x Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON (2); 3. 01p Adam Plazek, Caistor Centre, ON (9); 4. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON (5); 5. 01x Ben Ryma, Caledonia, ON (4); 6. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON (6); 7. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON (10); 8. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON (7); 9. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON (11); 10. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON (8); 11. 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON (1)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (3); 2. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON (2); 3. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (7); 4. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON (6); 5. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON (9); 6. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON (8); 7. 21j Jared Bodnar (4); 8. 67 Tommy Baldwin, Guelph, ON (5); 9. 2ez Dean Brown (10); 10. DNS 22 Kyle Johnston (1).
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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 for two of the biggest shows of the season featuring Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson and four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, ‘The Dude’ Danny Lasoski. On Monday, July 24 it’s the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals as Larson and Lasoski will battle in 360 Sprint Car competition against Ohsweken’s talented Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Car division as well as some of the best talent in the Northeast. The UMP Modifieds, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks are also on Monday’s schedule.

Then on Tuesday, July 25, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series rolls into town for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. The best Sprint Car drivers in the world will be up against Larson and Lasoski as well as a strong local contingent. In addition, the DIRTcar Sportsman tour’s Western Region will be in attendance along with twin 15-lap Features for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time for both events is 7:30pm.
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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, 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 Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equiment. Jibs is now one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, 2107 Highway 7, Unit 8 in Vaughan and 1822 Whites Road North in Pickering or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.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.

News

DON’T MISS NASCAR STAR KYLE LARSON WITH 4-TIME KNOXVILLE NATIONALS CHAMPION NEXT WEEK

Ohsweken Officials Disappointed After Rico Abreu Withdraws From Events

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 21, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway is excited to welcome Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series multi-time winner Kyle Larson for two big nights of Sprint Car racing at the 3/8-mile clay oval on Monday July 24 in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals and Tuesday July 25 in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Ohsweken officials are, however, disappointed to announce Rico Abreu has withdrawn from his commitment to race at both events.

“Due to recent personnel changes within Rico Abreu Racing, we’re unable to participate in the upcoming races on July 24-25 at Ohsweken Speedway,” Rico Abreu said in a statement. “This has impacted our preparation for these events. We realize not being able to appear at Ohsweken Speedway will be disappointing to the fans who already purchased tickets to see us race, but we hope to be in Canada to race at Ohsweken next year.”

Ohsweken Speedway officials were stunned to learn of Abreu’s decision Thursday night.

“To say we are disappointed in an understatement,” said Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We were shocked to hear about this turn of events. Our management staff at Ohsweken immediately contacted Kyle Larson’s team who have confirmed that he will be ready to compete on Monday and Tuesday.”

Despite Abreu’s absence, Ohsweken officials are pleased to confirm that four-time Knoxville Nationals champion ‘The Dude’ Danny Lasoski of Dover, Missouri will drive a Hoddick Racing entry for both events. In addition to his four Knoxville crowns, three of which came with Tony Stewart Racing, Lasoski is also a former full-time World of Outlaws competitor who is seventh on the Series’ all-time win list with 90 Feature victories.

A healthy contingent of local and Northeastern stars will be in attendance for both shows to battle with Larson. The hottest 360 Sprint Car driver in the Northeast and current Ohsweken Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Car point leader Dylan Westbrook will try to defend his home turf against Larson. Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint point leader Jason Barney has also confirmed his attendance and plans to hunt down Larson for the third Ohsweken win of his career.

The following the night, the stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series roll into town for the 11th straight season. Eight-time and defending Outlaw champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND will be gunning to repeat his 2016 victory and continue on the lucrative pace he has set to start Sprint Car racing’s Month of Money.

Full-time Outlaw and former Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK will also be a top contender when he unloads his Larson Marks Racing No.2. Stewart will look to upset his boss, Larson, for the victory at the Big O. In addition, Dylan Westbrook will get his chance to show the Outlaws the fast way around Ohsweken as he will have a 410ci motor under the hood of his popular No.47x.

Tickets Available Now! 

Plenty of excellent Advanced reserved seats are still available for 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, Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order. For the full 2017 Ohsweken Speedway schedule of events, 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 sport 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.aeslacrosse.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
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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

JIBS ACTION SPORTS CHRISTMAS IN JULY AND AUTOGRAPH NIGHT BEGINS BUSY THREE RACE WEEK

Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu Headed to Ohsweken July 24-25

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 19, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway is gearing up for one of the biggest weeks of the season and it begins with another installment of Friday Night Excitement on July 21 as Jibs Action Sports presents Christmas In July and Autograph Night.

Fans will have the chance to meet their favourite drivers at intermission during an on-track autograph session for photos and hero cards.

For this year’s edition of Christmas in July, fans are asked to bring an unwrapped toy suitable for children under 12. All toys will help make sure every child has a Christmas this year. Fans who donate an unwrapped toy will receive $10 general admission.

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), while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Following Friday’s race, Ohsweken will spend the weekend preparing for two huge events. Current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson and Sprint Car start Rico Abreu will battle Ohsweken’s best with the Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car on Monday, July 24 before taking on the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, July 25. Plenty of good reserved seats are still available at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com.

Micro Sprints Mid-Season Championships

This Sunday July 23, Ohsweken hosts the Kool Kidz Micro Sprint Club Mid-Season Championships. The afternoon will feature the Kool Kidz Beginner, Junior, Intermediate and Expert classes of Micro Sprints, plus the Flat Karts and a special visit from the Junior Late-Models and Trucks from Grand Bend Speedway. Gates open at 11:00am and Racing Starts at 1:00pm. Spectator Admission is $10.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Dylan Westbrook has been unbeatable in 360 Sprint Car competition at Ohsweken over the past five weeks. Westbrook has won three straight Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Features as well as tour races with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Southern Ontario Sprints. Last week’s win allowed him to grow his points lead to 31 ticks over the ‘Red Rocket’ Jim Huppunen. Cory Turner and Mikey Kruchka sit third and fourth, respectively in the standings, while Mitch Brown leap froggen Ryan Turner last week to round out the top-five.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division had a tough but exciting Feature event last week. Mack DeMan’s second win of the season closed the points gap behind leader Jesse McDonald to just seven. Holly Porter remains very much in the mix just 10 points behind McDonald. Shone Evans sits fourth while Turkey, a teammate to McDonald and Porter, sits fifth in the standings entering this weekend’s action. 

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Ryan Dinning earned his second win of the season last Friday night, holding off current point leader Dave Bailey. Bailey still holds a 45-point advantage over Dinning, who suffered through some early season mechanical problems. Those two drivers have won every Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature at Ohsweken since July 25, 2016. They’ll be challenged again this week by a hungry field, including Dereck Lemyre, Ken Sargent and Jim Lampman who round out the top-five in the current point standings.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks point battle continues to heat up. Mark Bazuin holds the current point lead, but is under the watchful eye of Jon Janssens and Brandon Crumbie, who are 18 and 33 markers back, respectively. Rookie driver Nick Masi continues to surge up the standings and sits in fourth, one spot ahead of Tim DeBoer.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers

The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers continue to produce thrilling racing with 20-car fields racing on the infield oval more often than not on Friday nights. Lucas Smith has been the hot shoe so far this season with three wins and has a 27-point lead over Paul Longboat. Gillian Hils sits third and has one win. Dustin Longboat and Jerry Burnham finished still hold top-five spots in fourth and fifth, respectively.

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 Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equiment. Jibs is now one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, 2107 Highway 7, Unit 8 in Vaughan and 1822 Whites Road North in Pickering or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.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.

2017 Results, News

WESTBROOK, DeMAN, DINNING, JANSSENS, SOMMERVILLE WIN ON EMERGENCY SERVICES AND SPONSOR NIGHT PRESENTED BY STRICKLAND’S GMC

By Josh Gordon

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 16, 2017 – A total of 125 cars filled the pit area on Friday for Emergency Services and Sponsor Night presented by Strickland’s GMC at Ohsweken Speedway. When the final checkered flag waved, it was Dylan Westbrook, Mack DeMan, Ryan Dinning, Brandon Janssens, and Cody Sommerville who stood in the Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
July 14, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Emergency Services and Sponsor Night presented by Strickland’s GMC
Total Entries – 125

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (17 entries)

Dylan Westbrook continued his dominance Friday, picking up his fifth consecutive win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division.

Westbrook started fourth, but led the first lap of the race after zooming by Mitch Brown, Scott Kreutter, and Jamie Turner. Brown and Kreutter battled for second for most of the race, while Turner fell back and finished in 11th place.

Without the help of a caution, Westbrook could not be caught. He lapped all but five cars and finished the 20-lap feature with a 10.547 second lead over second place Brown.

Kreutter, Mikey Kruchka and Jim Huppunen completed the top five.

A-Feature (20 laps – Time: 5:04.387)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook [4]; 2. 10 Mitch Brown [1]; 3. 49 Scott Kreutter [2]; 4. 01 Mikey Kruchka [5]; 5. 14H Jim Huppunen [9], 6. 1-10 Jake Brown [8]; 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks [10]; 8. 22 Shawn Sliter [11]; 9. 97 Cory Turner [6]; 10. 77x Alex Hill [7]; 11. 11 Jamie Turner [3]; 12. 91 Ryan Turner [16]; 13. 6 Curtis Gartley [12]; 14. 9 Steve Lyons [17]; 15. 90 Travis Cunningham [15]; 16. DNF 2w Lee Winger [13]; 17. DNF 21 Roger Lauzon [14]. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-20; Hard Charger – Jim Huppunen (+4 – 9th to 5th).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:00.876)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [1]; 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON [4]; 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton ON [3]; 4. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations, ON [7]; 5. 14H Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON [6]; 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON [8]; 7. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON [2]; 8. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [5]; 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON [9].

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 1:57.852)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON [3]; 2. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY [6]; 3. 1-10 Jake Brown, Branford, ON [8]; 4. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON [1]; 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [7]; 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON [4]; 7. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON [5]; 8. 21 Roger Lauzon, [2].

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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (26 entries)

AJ Lewis and Jacob Dykstra brought the field to green, but they did not get far as a massive collision at the front of the field in turn one brought out the red flag. Dykstra’s sprint car flipped onto its right side, causing enough damage to knock him out of the race along with Jerry Hill and Cody Day.

The wreck caused a total reshuffling of the field as the involved leaders were placed at the back of the pack. Mack DeMan used this to his advantage. DeMan, originally the eighth starter, restarted second alongside Lewis. When the green flag waved, DeMan used the high side of the speedway to get by Lewis.

DeMan never surrendered his lead, using the bottom of the racetrack to navigate lapped traffic and pick up the feature win over Holly Porter by 6.410 seconds. Mike Thorne, Lewis and Hannah Ferrell rounded out the top five.

Jesse McDonald, AJ Lewis, Jacob Dykstra, and Josh Shantz were heat winners. Liam Martin won the B-Main.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 4 Mack Deman [8]; 2. 1 Holly Porter [11]; 3. 55 Mike Thorne [3]; 4. 3 AJ Lewis [1]; 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell [9]; 6. 88h Josh Hansen [18]; 7. 87x Shone Evans [7]; 8. 18 Josh Shantz [5]; 9. 52 Jesse Costa [13]; 10. 68 Aaron Turkey [19]; 11. 88 Jesse McDonald [4]; 12. DNF 5c Conor Manoey [12]; 13. 15 Dan Nanticoke [10]; 14. 29 Liam Martin [17]; 15. 5 DJ Christie [20]; 16. 9c Brian Nanticoke [15]; 17. 22jr Allen Gilleta Jr. [16]; 18. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra [2]; 19. DNF 49h Jerry Hill [6]; 20. DNF 44 Cody Day [14]. A-Feature Lap Leaders – AJ Lewis 1. Mack DeMan 2-20; Hard Charger – Josh Hansen (+12 18th to 6th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:38.094)
Finish. # Name, Hometown
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON [2]; 2. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON [1]; 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON [3]; 4. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON [4]; 5. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON [5]; 6. 2 Paul Townson, [6].

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown
1. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON; 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON; 3. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON; 4. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON; 5. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON; 6. 04x Mike Bell, Hagersville, ON; 7. DNF 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON.

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Time: 1:33.904)
Finish. # Name, Hometown
1. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colbourne, ON; 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON, 3. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON, 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON, 5. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON, 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON, 7. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffvile, ON.

Klotz Machine Shop Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown
1. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON; 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON; 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON; 4. 22jr Allen Gilleta Jr., St. Catharines, ON, 5. DNF 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON, 6. DNF 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON.

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name
1. 29 Liam Martin [2]; 2. 88h Josh Hansen [8]; 3. 68 Aaron Turkey [3]; 4. 5 DJ Christie [1]; 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne [7] ; 6. 04x Mike Bell [6]; 7. 2 Paul Townson [5]; 8. DNF 8h Matt Hill [4]; 9. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger [10]; 10. DNF 51 Trevor Young [9] 11. DNS Lofton Schuts.

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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (25 entries)

Three and four-wide racing brought out an early lap 1 red flag at the beginning of the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20-lap feature. The wreck took out seven of the 23 starters in the feature, including polesitter Nick Liverance.

Logan Shwedyk took the lead out of the caution, but was only able to hold it for three laps as Ken Sargent came storming from behind to take the lead.

The two-car battle for the lead quickly became a four-car battle, as Ryan Dinning and Dave Bailey made their way from the back of the field again to join the leaders by lap 8.

Dinning took the lead for good on lap 10, but Bailey fought valiantly side-by-side until the checkered flag flew.

For Dinning, it was his second consecutive win. No one has beat Dinning or Bailey in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks division since July 22, 2016 .

A-Feature (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. Ryan Dinning [18]; 2. 49 Dave Bailey [19]; 3. 53 Logan Shwedyk [7]; 4. 23 Trevor Deboer [8]; 5. 7 Jason Lungaro [17]; 6. 25 Ken Sargent [11]; 7. 56 Dereck Lemyre [23]; 8. 37h Rob Hoskins [22]; 9. 84 Ryan Beagle [12]; 10 93k Mike Klazinga [13]; 11. 17 Rob Disher [20]; 12. 1 Chris Dickie [9]; 13. 24 Blake Bombrerry Jr. [10]; 14. 93 Melissa Miller [21]; 15. 11 Risi George [6]; 16. 77 Brett Rodwell [4]; 17. DNF 911 Nick Liverance [1]; 18. DNF 26 Mike Ferguson [2]; 19. DNF 40 Jay Liverance [3]; 20. DNF 46 Kevin Pauls [5]; 21. DNF 11r Bryce Richardson [14]; 22. DNF 89c Shawn Chenoweth [16]; 23. 28 Jim Lampman [15]; DNS 12 Kacey Huffman; DNS Christopher Hale. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Logan Shwedyk 1-3, Ken Sargent 4-7, Ryan Dinning 8, 10-20, Dave Bailey 9; Hard Charger – Ryan Dinning (+17 – 18th to 1st).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 911 Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON [2]; 2. 26 Mike Ferguson, Hamilton, ON [3]; 3. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON [6]; 4. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON [8]; 5. 40 Jay Liverance, Branford, ON [5]; 6. DNF 79 Christopher Hale, Guelph, ON [4]; 7. DNF Kacey Huffman, Branford, ON [1]; 8. DNF 17 Rob Disher, Grimsby, ON [7].

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 2:49.364)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON, [2]; 2. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON [3]; 3. 84 Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON [8]; 4. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colbourne, ON [7]; 5. 24. Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON [6]; 6. 1 Chris Dickie, Branford, ON [4]; 7. 11 Risi George, Branford, ON [1]; 8. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON [5].

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON [8]; 2. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON [7]; 3. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON [4]; 4. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON [2]; 5. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON [6]; 6. 89c Shawn Chenoweth, Plattsville, ON [9]; 7. 93k Mike Klazinga, Caledonia, ON [1]; 8. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON [5]; 9. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON [3].

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (37 entries)

Gary Hodgson raced out to an early lead at the start of the 15-lap HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Feature but was soon challenged by Brandon Janssens. Using the high side of the racetrack, Janssens was able to get by Hodgson on lap six.

A Dusty DeBoer crash along the front straightaway on lap 9 brought Hodgson and Janssens back together. When the green flew again, Janssens used the top of the speedway to get a lead on Hodgson. He never yielded that lead, taking the feature win, one week after finishing a disappointing 24th.

Brandon Crumbie was able to get by Hodgson on lap 12 to take second place, while Hodgson settled for third. Aaron Rewutzky and Nick Masi completed the top five.

Janssens, Hodgson, and Bobby Tolton were heat winners. Fabio Olivierie won the B-Main.

A-Feature (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens [5]; 2. 63 Brandon Crumbie [21]; 3. 49 Gary Hodgson [9]; 4. 4 Aaron Rewutzky [12]; 5. 222 Nick Masi [20]; 6. 13 Bobby Tolton [16]; 7. 9 Tim DeBoer [15]; 8. 63c Dave Crumbie [17]; 9. 4w Wayde Thorne [3]; 10. 60 Martin Schroder [11]; 11. 16 Fabio Olivierie [22]; 12. 69 Rob Twitchett [10]; 13. 81 Karl Sault [14]; 14. 29x Davey Boughton [8]; 15. 21x Mark Bauzin [18]; 16. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson [2]; 17. 96 Brian Crosgrove [13]; 18. 26 Tim Nuell [24]; 19. 54 Christopher French [25]; 20. 16j Jeremy May [28]; 21. 19 Kyle Weet [6]; 22. DNF 66 Jon Janssens [19]; 23. DNF 64 Doug Erskine [23]; 24. DNF 6x Mike Sarantakos [26]; 25. DNF 23 Dusty DeBoer [7]; 26. 21 Jonathon Aurton [27]; 27. DNF Mike Evers [4]; 28. DNS Jason Dixon [1] .

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON [10]; 2. 6 Jason Dixon, Branford, ON [2]; 3. 4w Waude Thorne, Waterford, ON [8]; 4. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas, ON [5]; 5. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON [12]; 6. 265 Mike Evers, Caledonia, ON [9]; 7. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON [11]; 8. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON, [4]; 9. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON [6]; 10. 17 Mike Taylor, Hamilton, ON [1]; 11. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON [3]; 12. 54 DNF Christopher French, Stratford, ON [7]; 13. 16j Jeremy May [13].

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 2:15.940)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Gary Hodgson, London ON [2]; 2. 29x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON [1]; 3. 4 Aaron Rewutsky, Simcoe, ON [6]; 4. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON [8]; 5. 60 Martin Schroder, Beachville, ON [5]; 6. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas ON [10]; 7. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON [4]; 8. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville, ON [7]; 9. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON [9]; 10. 8 Barry Westman. Aylmer, ON [3]; 11. 64 Doug Erskin, Hamilton, ON [11].

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Time: 2:12.874)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON [4]; 2. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON [2]; 3. 63c Dave Crumbie, Cookstown, ON [5]; 4. 21x Mark Bauzin, Caledonia, ON [7]; 5. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock, ON [8]; 6. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Beeton, ON [11]; 7. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON [10]; 8. 21 Jonathon Ayrton, Dundas, ON [3]; 9. 16 Fabio Olivierie, Hamilton, ON [6]; 10. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON [9]; 11. 61 Shawn Snake, Moraviantown, ON [1]; 12. 22 Brittani Myers Branford, ON [12].

B-Feature (8 laps – Time: 3:09.456)
Finish. # Name, (Starting Position)
1. 16 Fabio Olivierie [14]; 2. 64 Doug Erskine [11]; 3. 26 Tim Nuell [15]; 4. 54 Christopher French [5]; 5. 6x Mike Sarantakos [8]; 6. 21 Jonathon Ayrton [13]; 7. 16j Jeremy May [6]; 8. 11 Mike Giberson [3]; 9. 79 Steve Miller [4]; 10. 8 Barry Westman [7]; 11. 05 Dave Goodacre [2]; 12. 17 Mike Taylor [1]; 13. 61 Shawn Snake [12]; 14. 22 Brittani Myers [16]; 15. DNF Matt Nuell [9], 16. 38m Matt Moore [10], 17. 43c Clinton Nicholls [17].

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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (20 entries)

Tim Jamieson had the pole for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12-lap feature, but a lap one yellow flag shuffled the field. When green was displayed, Cody Sommerville charged out of the gate and took the lead. Sommerville, who debuted his new ride last week, was a man on a mission. He never relented despite a hard charging Adam Plazek.

Lapped traffic was not a problem for Sommerville, who was able to weave in and out of the slow cars on the small track at Ohsweken. Plazek, fought off third place challenger Dustin Longboat, but the lapped traffic got the best of him in his quest to take down Sommerville.

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

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON; 2. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON; 3. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON; 4. 22a Ashley Nelson, Hamilton, ON; 5. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON; 6. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON; 7. 37x Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON; 8. 01x Ben Ryma, Caledonia, ON; 9. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON; 10. 22b Brooke Nelson. Hamilton, ON.

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON; 2. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON; 3. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON; 4. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON; 5. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON; 6. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON; 7. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON; 8. 01p Adam Plazek, Caistor Centre, ON; 9. 21j Jennifer McCollum, York, ON.

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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Friday Night Excitement returns to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 21 when Jibs Action Sports presents Christmas in July and Autograph night. Fans will have the chance to meet their favourite drivers on track at intermission for autographs and photos. All five weekly divisions are on the schedule, including the Kool Kidz-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. Spectator gates open at 6:30pm.

Following Friday’s action, Ohsweken hosts two of the track’s biggest shows this season. On Monday, July 24 it’s the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu. Then on Tuesday, July 25, Larson and Abreu along with Ohsweken’s regulars battle the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series in the Six Nations Showdown presented by Arrow Express. Tickets are available at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com.
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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 Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full-line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returned as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a third consecutive season in 2016. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About 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

MICRO SPRINT RACING CANCELLED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 13TH

Kool Kidz Ice & Water Micro Sprint Racing has been cancelled for Thursday, July 13th due to weather. Heavy rainfall overnight and this morning forced speedway officials to cancel the event.

Micro Sprint racing resumes next Thursday night, July 20th. Pits open at 5:30pm, hot laps begin at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm.

News

Strickland’s GMC Sponsor and Emergency Services Night Set For July 14

Several Race Teams to Giveaway Brand New Kids Bicycles

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 12, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway is eager to continue its 2017 season of Friday Night Excitement this week with Sponsor and Emergency Services Night at the speedway presented by Strickland’s GMC in Brantford. All Emergency Services personnel will be admitted to the racetrack for free with their professional identification.

Friday’s race also marks the annual sponsor night, where race teams are given passes to invite their sponsors to the racetrack free of charge for an evening of thrilling dirt track excitement. In addition, several race teams are joining the speedway’s promotion of bike giveaway to young fans. All kids who enter the main grandstand gate will receive a free draw ticket for bike night.

“All of the race teams are getting behind this great promotion,” said Ohsweken Speedway general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “It’s possible that we could give away 50 brand new bikes this week.”

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), while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

After two straight races of domination, every driver in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Car standings is chasing Dylan Westbrook. The Scotland, Ont. driver has accumulated an 18-point advantage over championship hopeful Jim Huppunen, who has a win himself this season. Cory Turner, Mikey Kruchka and Ryan Turner remain championship contenders with spots in the top-five in the standings as all three drivers have been knocking on the door of their first wins of this season.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division continues to have a thrilling see-saw points battle. Jesse McDonald holds a 29-point gap over last week’s Feature winner, Holly Porter. Perrennial contender Mack DeMan is third in the standings just one point back of Porter. A tie for fourth between the Crate Sprint Car division’s all-time wins leader Ryan Hunsinger and Jerry Hill rounds out the top-five. 

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning show continued last week as the two drivers occupied the top two spots on the podium. The friendly adversaries have a target on their backs from the rest of the field as every driver that straps in looks to take the win away from them. Bailey has the current point lead and sits 49 notches above Dinning, who had problems early in the season. Jim Lampman is just 10 points back on Dinning in third while Dereck Lemyre and Ken Sargent round out the top-five. 

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The tightest points battle takes place in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division. Mark Bazuin has a slim four point lead over Jon Janssens. Rookie driver Nick Masi has rocketed up the standings to third, but is just one point ahead of Brandon Crumbie. Fabio Olivieri and Tim DeBoer sit tied 382 points for fifth in the current standings.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers

The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers have engaged in some of the most thrilling racing of the season on the infield oval. The starter class has seen several drivers charge through the field to earn a victory or finish on the podium. So far, Lucas Smith has been the most consistent driver and will try to maintain his 25-point gap over Paul Longboat this week. Entering Friday’s race, Gillian Hils, Jerry Burnham and Dustin Longboat round out the top-five.

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 Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full-line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returned as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a third consecutive season in 2016. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About 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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Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY

Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway

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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, PORTER, DINNING, JANSSENS, TOLTON AND LONGBOAT WIN ON FRANKIE TURKEY MEMORIAL AND MEDIA APPRECIATION NIGHT

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 7, 2017 – A total of 128 cars packed the pit area for Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciation night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH to start the month of July at Ohsweken Speedway. When the final checkered flag waved, it was Dylan Westbrook, Holly Porter, Ryan Dinning, Jon Janssens, Bobby Tolton and Dustin Longboat who stood in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
July 7, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciatin Night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH
Total Entries – 128

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (18 entries)

Front row starter Jake Brown raced to an early lead on the outside in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature while third-starting Dylan Westbrook quickly jumped into second ahead of polesitter Jim Huppunen. Scott Kreutter worked his way into the top-three on lap three and made it a three-car battle up front.

The race was slowed for its only caution on lap six when Curtis Gartly’s No.6 slowed in turn three. On the following restart, Westbrook got past Brown for the point and Kreutter followed suit into second. Westbrook pulled out to a lead, but Kreutter reeled him in on lap 12. Westbrook played defense over the next five laps to maintain an advantage of 0.3 seconds.

When the two drivers caught slower traffic with three laps to go, Westbrook found another gear and drove away from Kreutter by 2.4 seconds to secure his fourth win of the season at Ohsweken. The victory moved Westbrook into a tie for sixth with Steve Poirier for the most all-time wins at Ohsweken with eight. Jake Brown and Cory Turner were heat race winners.

A-Feature (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook [3]; 2. 49 Scott Kreutter [4]; 3. 1-10 Jake Brown [2]; 4. 14h Jim Huppunen [1]; 5. 10 Mitch Brown [9]; 6. 01 Mikey Kruchka [5]; 7. 17x Dain Naida [8]; 8. 97 Cory Turner [7]; 9. 2w Lee Winger [6]; 10. 91 Ryan Turner [11]; 11. 38 Tyler Hendricks [12]; 12. 11 Jamie Turner [14]; 13. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly [10]; 14. DNF 21 John Burbridge Jr. [13]; DNS. 27z Stan Zanchin; DNS. 9 Steve Lyons. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jake Brown 1-6, Dylan Westbrook 7-20; Hard Charger – Mitch Brown (+4 – 5th to 9th).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 1:52.117)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON [3]; 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON [2]; 3. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh, MI [1]; 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON [4]; 5. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON [7]; 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON [6]; 7. 21 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON [5]; DNS. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON..

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 1:54.779)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [2]; 2. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY [5]; 3. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON [1]; 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON [6]; 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON [3]; 6. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [7]; 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [24; DNS. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON.

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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 entries)

Holly Porter brought the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car field to the green flag from the pole position and was simply dominant the rest of the way. The Delhi, ON driver paced the field through a flurry of early cautions on laps two and four despite the efforts of Jerry Hill and teammate Jesse McDonald.

Porter was perfect on a number of restarts including on the green-white-checkered finish. The battle to watch was for second as teammates Jesse McDonald and Aaron Turkey battled Mack DeMan and Jerry Hill for second and third. It was following the final restart that Turkey was able to get by Hill for third and bring DeMan with him as Hill settled for fifth. The Porter, McDonald and Turkey top-three made it a podium sweep for Styres racing.

Eric McGlone, Ryan Hunsinger, Jesse Costa and McDonald were heat race winners. Hannah Ferrell and Cody Day won the pair of B-Mains, but Day was later disqualified for having the nose wing too far forward.

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

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:39.586)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON [2]; 2. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON [1]; 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON [4]; 4. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON [3]; 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON [5]; 6. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON [6]; 7. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON [7]; 8. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON [8].

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:35.395)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON [1]; 2. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON [3]; 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON [2]; 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON [6]; 5. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON [5]; 6. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON [7]; 7. 22 Allen Gilletta, St. Catharines, ON [4]; 8. 52s Jake Sheridan, Mount Brydges, ON [8].

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.405)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON [5]; 2. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON [1]; 3. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON [2]; 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON [7]; 5. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON [6]; 6. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON [3]; 7. 04x Michael Bell, Hagersville, ON [4];

Klotz Machine Shop Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.050)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON [3]; 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON [4]; 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON [1]; 4. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON [2]; 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON [5]; DNS. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON [6]; DNS. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON [7].

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Hannah Ferrell [1]; 2. 87x Shone Evans [3]; 3. 15 Dan Nanticoke [2]; 4. 10 Lofton Schuts [5]; 5. 19 Brandon Murrell [7]; 6. 04x Michael Bell [6]; 7. DNF 29 Liam Martin [4].

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
DQ. 44 Cody Day [3]; 2. 88h Josh Hansen [1]; 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne [2]; 4. 52s Jake Sheridan [6]; 5. 8h Matt Hill [4]; 6. 22 Allen Gilletta [5]; DNS. 18x Davey Boughton

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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (24 entries)

Nick Liverance and Chris Hale brought the field to the green flag for the Middleport Mechanical 20-lap Feature. Liverance grabbed an early advantage while the man on the move was the 14th starter Dereck Lemyre, who was into the top-five by lap three. On lap five, Lemyre’s momentum in the outside lane allowed him to take the lead from Liverance, however he had hard chargers Ryan Dinning, Ken Sargent and Dave Bailey knocking on his rear bumper by the time of the first caution on lap seven for a spin that involved Jim Lampman, Ryan Beagle and Frankie Turkey Jr.

Lemyre and Dinning fought tooth and nail for the lead over the next three laps before Dinning cleared the No.56 for sole possession of the top spot on lap 10. The caution flag waved again on lap 12 to give Lemyre another shot at Dinning up front. However, Bailey took the bottom lane on the restart and grabbed second from Lemyre, but could not track down Dinning over the final eight circuits.

The victory was Dinning’s second of the season while Bailey, Lemyre, Jason Lungaro and Rob Hoskins rounded out the top-five. Hale, Chris Dickie and Trevor DeBoer were qualifying heat winners.

A-Feature (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning [17]; 2. 49 Dave Bailey [20]; 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre [14]; 4. 7 Jason Lungaro [13]; 5. 37h Rob Hoskins [4]; 6. 28 Jim Lampman [16]; 7. 25 Ken Sargent [11]; 8. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. [6]; 9. 119 Shaun Quinn [5]; 10. 11r Bryce Richardson [12]; 11. 53 Logan Shwedyk [7]; 12. 79 Chris Hale [2]; 13. 911L Nick Liverance [1]; 14. 11 Risi George [21]; 15. 40 Jay Liverance [3]; 16. 77 Brett Rodwell [19]; 17. 1 Chris Dickie [8]; 18. DNF 89c Shawn Chenoweth [18]; 19. DNF 46 Kevin Pauls [10]; 20. DNF 71 Frankie Turkey Jr. [9]; 21. DNF 84rk Ryan Beagle [15]; 22. DNF 13 Kacey Huffman [22]; DNS 23 Trevor DeBoer; DNS 26 Mike Ferguson. A-Feature Lap Leaders –.Nick Liverance 1-4, Dereck Lemyre 5-8, Ryan Dinning 9-20; Hard Charger – Dave Bailey (+18 – 20th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:50.445)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 79 Chris Hale, Guelph, ON [2]; 2. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON [6]; 3. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON [7]; 4. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON [5]; 5. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON [4]; 6. 53 Jogan Shewdyk, Jerseyville, ON [8]; 7. DNF 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON [1]; 8. DNF 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON [3].

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:45.328)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON [2]; 2. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON [8]; 3. 71 Frankie Turkey Jr., Ohsweken, ON [3]; 4. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON [6]; 5. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON [5]; 6. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON [7]; 7. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON [4]; 8. 26 Mike Ferguson, Hamilton, ON [1].

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON [1]; 2. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON [2]; 3. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON [5]; 4. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON [6]; 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON [3]; 6. 89c Shawn Chenoweth, Plattsville, ON [4]; 7. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON [7]; 8. 11 Risi George, Brantford, ON [8].

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (36 entries)

The HRW Automotive Mini Stock drivers had a pair of Features on tap as they completed the final 12 laps of their June 30 Feature that was cut short by rain. Bobby Tolton restarted that race at the front of the field and completely checked out from the drop of the green flag. He paced all 12 remaining laps to secure his first career victory at Ohsweken. His teammate Brandon Crumbie drove all the way from the rear of the field to a second-place finish.

In the regularly scheduled Feature that was the nightcap, Chris French jumped out to an early advantage after starting on the pole as Brandon Janssens and Wayde Thorne battled for second. The first of two yellow flags came on lap seven and saw Thorne take the lead, but just three laps later it was Jon Janssens making a bid for the lead past the No.4w.

Jon Janssens took the lead on lap 12 and then held off Thorne and rookie Nick Masi on a restart with three laps to go in order to secure the victory. Masi edged past Thorne on the final lap to claim the runner-up spot and Mark Bazuin and Fabio Olivieri rounded out the top-five. Thorne, Tim Nuell and Tolton were heat race winners while Jacob Bazuin won the B-Main.

A-Feature (June 30 Completion) (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton, 2. 63 Brandon Crumbie, 3. 26 Tim Nuell, 4. 21x Mark Bazuin, 5. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, 6. 81 Karl Sault, 7. 66 Jon Janssens, 8. 222 Nick Masi, 9. 6x Mike Sarantakos, 10. 13x Lucas Lubin, 11. 9 Tim DeBoer, 12. 2 Matt Nuell, 13. 16 Fabio Olivieri, 14. 265 Mike Evers, 15. 63c Dave Crumbie, 16. 64 Doug Erskine, 17. 96 Brian Crosgrove, 18. 69 Rob Twitchett, 19. 49 Gary Hodgson, 20. 23 Dusty DeBoer, 21. 60 Martin Schroeder, 22. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, 23. 19 Kyle Wert, 24. 16j Jeremy May.

A-Feature (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 66 Jon Janssens [16]; 2. 222 Nick Masi [12]; 3. 4w Wayde Thorne [3]; 4. 21x Mark Bazuin [17]; 5. 16 Fabio Olivieri [13]; 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton [10]; 7. 21J Jake Bazuin [22]; 8. 2 Matt Nuell [8]; 9. 63c Dave Crumbie [19]; 10. 54 Chris French [1]; 11. 64 Doug Erskine [7]; 12. 26 Tim Nuell [9]; 13. 9 Tim DeBoer [14]; 14. 69 Rob Twitchett [26]; 15. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky [24]; 16. 4s Rob Sauder [25]; 17. 96 Brian Crosgrove [20]; 18. 23 Dusty DeBoer [4]; 19. 81 Karl Sault [18]; 20. 6x Mike Sarantakos [23]; 21. 8 Barry Westman [27]; 22. 13 Bobby Tolton [15]; 23. 60x Brandon Janssens [5]; 24. DNF 6 Jason Dixon [2]; 25. DNF 49 Gary Hodgson [11]; 26. DNF 60 Martin Schroeder [28]; 27. 265 Mike Evers [6]; DQ. 63 Brandon Crumbie [21].

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 2:17.982)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON [4]; 2. 54 Chris French, Stratford, ON [1]; 3. 60x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON [9]; 4. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford, ON [3]; 5. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON [7]; 6. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton, ON [11]; 7. 265 Mike Evers, Caledonia, ON [10]; 8. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON [12]; 9. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON [8]; 10. 17 Mike Taylor, Hamilton, ON [2]; 11. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas, ON [5]; 12. DNF 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON [6].

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps –2:23.146)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON [4]; 2. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON [10]; 3. 21 Jonathon Ayrton, Dundas, ON [7]; 4. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON [3]; 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON [5]; 6. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON [11]; 7. 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton, ON [12]; 8. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON [1]; 9. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe, ON [9]; 10. DNF 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON [6]; 11. DNF 16J Jeremy May, Hamilton, ON [2]; 12. DNF 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville, ON [8].

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – 2:13.558)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON [2]; 2. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock, ON [3]; 3. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON [10]; 4. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia, ON [7]; 5. 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton, ON [9]; 6. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas, ON [8]; 7. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON [1]; 8. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville, ON [4]; 9. 21J Jacob Bazuin, Caledonia, ON [12]; 10. 4s Rob Sauder, Port Colborne, ON [11]; 11. 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer, ON [6]; 12. DNF 13x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON [5].

B-Feature (8 laps – Time: 3:05.181)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21J Jacon Bazuin [14]; 2. 6x Mike Sarantakos [8]; 3. 4 Aarom Rewutzsky [9]; 4. 4s Rob Sauder [13]; 5. 69 Rob Twitchett [5]; 6. 8 Barry Westman [11]; 7. 60 Martin Schroeder [15]; 8. 19 Kyle Wert [7]; 9. 79 Steve Miller [2]; 10. 05 Dave Goodacre [4]; 11. 11 Mike Giberson [3]; 12. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson [12]; 13. DNF 17 Mike Taylor [1]; 14. DNF 13x Davey Boughton [10]; DNS. 16J Jeremy May [6].
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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (20 entries)

A thrilling and chaotic Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature had Eric Maas and Cody Sommerville on the front row. Sommerville, who was debuting a new ride, raced out to an early lead and paced the field until lap three. At that point third-starting Dustin Longboat was on the move and assumed the lead. Longboat continued to lead following a lap six restart and appeared to have a win in the bag.

However, Longboat’s advantage was eliminated by a caution on lap 11 that setup a green-white-checkered finish to extend the race to 13 laps. Sommerville retook the lead on the restart with a slick inside move in turn one, but overshot the exit of turn four and suffered a flat right-front tire, allowing Longboat to retake the lead. Longboat didn’t make the same mistake twice as he led the final lap to secure the victory ahead of Jerry Burnham and Enya Robinson. Longboat and Gillian Hils were qualifying heat winners.

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

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON [3]; 2. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON [3]; 3. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON [6]; 4. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON [9]; 5. 37x Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON [1]; 6. 22B Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON [4]; 7. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON [8]; 8. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON [7]; 9. 22A Ashley Nelson, Hamilton, ON [5]; 10. 21J Jennifer McCollum, York, ON [2].

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON [10]; 2. 01p Adam Plazek, Caistor Centre, ON [6]; 3. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON [2]; 4. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON [11]; 5. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON [4]; 6. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON [5]; 7. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON [3]; 8. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON [9]; 9. 01x Ben Ryma, Caledonia, ON [1]; 10. 22 Brittani Myers, Hamilton, ON [10].

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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Friday Night Excitement returns to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 14 as Strickland’s GMC presents Sponsor and Emergency Services Ride Safe, Race Safe Bicycle Night. Race teams will welcome a number of their sponsors to the race track and any Emergency Services personnel, including EMS, Firefighters, Police and more, will be admitted free with ID. Kids in attendance will have the chance to win a bicycle as several race teams have donated a bike for the giveaway.

The Kool Kidz-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 are all on the schedule. Race time is 7:30pm. Spectator gates open at 6:30pm.
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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 O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Case IH: O’Neil’s is the official track maintenance equipment provider of Ohsweken Speedway, and takes pride in being a family-owned business serving their community since 1918. A lot of things have changed over the years, but the principles of their dealership have stayed the same – They believe in serving their customers with honesty and integrity. Their roots were founded in the agriculture business, selling and servicing IH, Case IH, and Case equipment. As their dealership has grown, they have expanded by taking on quality lawn and garden products, and offering a hardware store. Visit the Case IH/O’Neil’s Farm Equipment website at www.ONeils.ca or visit the O’Neil’s Lawn & Garden store at 2461 Hwy 56 in Binbrook, just 20 miles from Ohsweken Speedway.

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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