2017 Results, Art Hill Memorial, News

DINNING WINS GALE’S CASH BASH; SANDERCOCK WINS TOPLESS LATE MODEL OPEN ON FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

By Clayton Johns / Photos by Dale Calnan

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 25, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway was in action for the second time this week with 145 cars signed-in to the pit area for Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Fan Appreciation night featuring $5 admission to see the Topless Late Model Open and 50-lap, $2,000-to-win Gale’s Cash Bash for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. The night also had the rescheduled 42-lap Art Hill Memorial for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and 20-lap Feature for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars that were rained out on August 11.

When the dust settled, it was Charlie Sandercock who claimed his first career Ohsweken win in the Topless Late Model Open. Mike Thorne earned his first career Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car victory while Jesse McDonald also went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane. Ryan Dinning won the 50-lap Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature and a $2,000 bonus courtesy of Gale’s Auto Aftermarket. Rookie driver Nick Masi claimed the Art Hill Memorial win while Bobby Tolton won the later 15-lap Feature. Adam Plazek scored his first career win in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
August 25, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Fan Appreciation Night
Total Entries – 145

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Topless Late Model Open (29 Entries)

The Topless Late Model Open saw 29 cars sign-in to the pit area with Humberstone Speedway regulars Ken Winfield and Rob Pietz leading the field to the green flag for the 20-lap Feature. A collision as the green flag waved slowed the start of the race as did cautions on laps one, two and three.

Pietz was the early leader, but had to retire during the lap one caution due to an engine issue, handing the lead to South Buxton Raceway regular Jason Haskell. Following a lap three restart, Haskell immediately had his hands full with Brighton Speedway point leader Charlie Sandercock, who was driving his open motor car. Sandercock used the outside lane to power around Haskell on lap six and pulled away by 10 car lengths as he worked through traffic on lap eight.

The second half of the race saw a trio of cautions, including one on lap 18 to setup a green-white-checkered finish, but nobody in the field had anything to challenge Sandercock who was in a league of his own. Sandercock cruised to his first career victory at Ohsweken over Haskell, Kyle Sopaz, Greg Belyea and Brad Simpson.

Sandercock, Sopaz and Brad Authier were heat race winners.

A-Feature – (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 57 Charlie Sandercock (4); 2. rh94 Jason Haskell (5); 3. 12 Kyle Sopaz (7); 4. 25 Greg Belyea (13); 5. 53 Brad Simpson (11); 6. rh21 Ryan Haskell (3); 7. 60 Dale Glassford (10); 8. 8 Mike Greene (18); 9. 17 Kyle Tasker (23); 10. 09 Robbie Wilson (24); 11. 38L Doris Lajeunesse (19); 12. 1a Brad Authier (9); 13. 1 Andy Mayhew (20); 14. 00 Jim Dale Jr. (12); 15. 0 John Pinsonneault (22); 16. 4 CJ Field (6); 17. 67 Eren Vanderiviere (21); 18. 7 Brent Colby (28); 19. 28k Tate O’Leary (25); 20. 70 Brandon Windsor (26); 21. 38 Mike Goudie (27); 22. 11 Brad McLeod (17); 23. 48 Rob Young (14); 24. 38h Jake Hooker (15); 25. 82 Ken Winfield (1); 26. 88 Tiffany Ellis (29); 27. 69 Rob Pietz (2); 28. 18$ Sean Beardsley (16); 29. DNS 05 Mike Lewis (8). Hard Charger – Kyle Tasker +14 (23rd to 9th)

Lucas Oil Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 3 to Redraw)
1. 1a Brad Authier, Chatham, ON (6); 2. rh94 Jason Haskell, Ridgetown, ON (7); 3. 69 Rob Pietz, Gasline, ON (9); 4. 60 Dale Glassford, Ridgetown, ON (1); 5. 25 Greg Belyea, Stirling, ON (2); 6. 18$ Sean Beardsley, Central Square, NY (10); 7. 38L Doris Lajeunesse, Essex, ON (5); 8. 0 John Pinsonneault, Chatham, ON (4); 9. 28k Tate O’Leary, Port Lampton, ON (8); 10. 7 Brent Colby, Blenheim, ON (3)

Creative Edge Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 3 to Redraw)
1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, Trenton, ON (1); 2. rh21 Gregg Haskell, Chatham, ON (6); 3. 82 Ken Winfield, Ridgeway, ON (3); 4. 53 Brad Simpson, Rodney, ON (7); 5. 48 Rob Young, Kingsville, ON (2); 6. 11 Brad McLeod, Merlin, ON (5); 7. 1 Andy Mayhew, Picton, ON (8); 8. 17 Kyle Tasker, Peterborough, ON (9); 9. 70 Brandon Windsor, Leamington, ON (10); 10. 88 Tiffany Ellis, Kingsville, ON (4)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 3 to Redraw)
1. 12 Kyle Sopaz, Trenton, ON (4); 2. 05 Mike Lewis, Wallaceburg, ON (2); 3. 4 CJ Field, Chatham, ON (8); 4. 00 Jim Dale Jr., Shrewsbury, ON (6); 5. 38h Jake Hooker, Chatham, ON (7); 6. 8 Mike Greene, Port Colborne, ON (3); 7. 67 Eren Vanderiviere, Chatham, ON (9); 8. 09 Robbie Wilson, Trenton, ON (1); 9. 38 Mike Goudie, Muskoka, ON (5)

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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (33 entries)

Liam Martin and Holly Porter started on the front row for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars August 11 make-up Feature. Martin led the opening three laps until Porter took the point off of turn four on lap four while Mike Thorne drove past Martin for second.

Porter and Thorne broke away from the rest of the field by a half straightaway. Thorne pressured Porter with a quick line against the cushion. Thorne used the outside groove to take the lead from Porter on lap nine. With two laps to go, Porter showed the nose to the inside of Thorne in turn three. Thorne changed lines and took away the bottom from Porter to maintain the lead. The move ensured Thorne would park in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time in his Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car career.

The second Crate Sprint Car Feature was the final race of the night. Jesse McDonald used his front row starting spot to take an early lead over polesitter Shone Evans. A pair of early caution kept McDonald close, but he and Evans were able to distance themselves on a number of restarts. On a lap 13 restarts, Josh Shantz made his move for a shot at the lead when he took second from Evans and immediately set out to track down McDonald.

On lap 15, Shantz drove to the outside of McDonald and came away with the lead in turn four. McDonald, however, fought back on the bottom and two laps later reclaimed the lead. A slight bobble by Shantz in turn one with two laps to go allowed McDonald to drive underneath him and build a solid lead that cemented the victory. Shantz settled for second while Evans rounded out the podium. Aaron Turkey and Jesse Costa completed the top-five.

Evans, McDonald, Costa and Thorne were heat race winners. Mack DeMan and Steven Beckett each won B-Mains.

August 11 Make-Up A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne (5); 2. 1 Holly Porter (3); 3. 8 Hannah Ferrell (2); 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (4); 5. 18 Josh Shantz (14); 6. 52 Jesse Costa (11); 7. 5d Jacob Dykstra (17); 8. 9c Brian Nanticoke (8); 9. 87x Shone Evans (12); 10. 29 Liam Martin (1); 11. 49H Jerry Hill (10); 12. 5c Conor Mahoney (18); 13. 6m Eric McGlone (19); 14. 51 Trevor Young (15); 15. 3 AJ Lewis (9); 16. 4 Mack DeMan (7); 17. 10 Lofton Schuts (20); 18. 19 Brandon Murrell (13); 19. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (6); 20. DNS 44 Cody Day (16). A-Feature Lap Leaders – 29 Liam Martin 1-3; 1 Holly Porter 4-8; 55 Mike Thorne 9-20; Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +10 (17th to 7th)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald (2); 2. 18 Josh Shantz (8); 3. 87x Shone Evans (1); 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (16); 5. 52 Jesse Costa (3); 6. 1 Holly Porter (9); 7. 10 Mitch Brown (14); 8. 6m Eric McGlone (7); 9. 88h Josh Hansen (15); 10. 51 Trevor Young (20); 11. 9 Paul Ballantyne (13); 12. 08 Steven Beckett (18); 13. 49h Jerry Hill (4); 14. 15 Dan Nanticoke (19); 15. 4 Mack DeMan (17); 16. 55 Mike Thorne (5); 17. 8 Hannah Ferrell (10); 18. 3 AJ Lewis (11); 19. 5d Jacob Dykstra (6); 20. 7 Caleb Wood (12). A-Feature Lap Leaders – 88 Jesse McDonald 1-15, 18-20; 18 Josh Shantz 16-17; Hard Charger – Aaron Turkey +12 (16th to 4th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:37.933)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (2); 2. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (1); 3. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (6); 4. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (9); 5. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (5); 6. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (7); 7. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (4); 8. 22jr Al Giletta Jr, St. Catharines, ON (8); 9. DNS 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (3)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.568)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (2); 3. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (6); 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (3); 5. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (8); 6. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (4); 7. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (5); 8. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (7); 9. DNS 51 Brent Wheller, Etobicoke, ON (9)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps –Time: 1:34.820)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (2); 2. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (1); 3. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (6); 4. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (7); 5. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (8); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (3); 7. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (5); 8. DNS 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (4)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Time: 1:33.113)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (7); 3. 18 Josh Shantz,          St. Agatha, ON (8); 4. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (2); 5. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (6); 6. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (5); 7. 3x Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, ON (3); 8. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (4)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – Top 2 Transfer – Time: 1:33.589)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 4 Mack DeMan (2); 2. 15 Dan Nanticoke (6); 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke (4); 4. 29 Liam Martin (3); 5.18x Davey Boughton (1); 6. 38 Derek Miller (5); 7. 22 Al Gilletta Jr. (7); 8. DNS 44 Cody Day (8); 9. DNS 43h Ryan Hunsinger (9)

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – Top 2 Transfer – Time: 1:38.663)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 08 Steven Beckett (4); 2. 10 Lofton Schuts (1); 3. 51 Trevor Young (2); 4. 8h Matt Hill (5); 5. 19 Brandon Murrell (3); 6. 3x Gary Klutt (6); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (7); 8. 5 DJ Christie (8); 9. DNS 51w Brent Wheller (9)
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (27 entries)

Nick Liverance and Chris Dickie brought the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature to the green flag for the 50-lap and $2,000-to-win Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Cash Bash. Dickie grabbed the early advantage until Jason Lungaro took over the point on lap 5. Behind Lungaro, point leader Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning were marching through the field from 18th and 17th up to fourth and sixth, respectively.

On lap nine, Bailey nosed under Lungaro in a battle for the lead and one lap later took the point position in the bottom lane while Dinning followed Bailey to take the second spot. By lap 15, Bailey had worked his way into traffic with Dinning following within a car length.

A caution on lap 20 put Bailey and Dinning side-by-side for the restart. While Bailey maintained the lead, Dinning stayed close and on lap 24 nosed under Bailey. Dinning used the short route around the track to claim the lead on lap 26, but couldn’t clear Bailey until lap 30. Behind the top two, Trevor DeBoer followed closely in third.

Cautions on lap 33 and 37 prevented Dinning and Bailey from taking of from the rest of the field, but they were dominant. Dinning had the victory in the bag when he took the white flag, but a caution for debris in the racing groove on lap 49 setup a one lap shootout. Dinning was able to hold off Bailey for the $2,000 win. Bailey earned $750 for his second-place finish while Ryan Beagle darted into third to claim a $500 prize. DeBoer and Lungaro completed the top-five.

A-Feature (50 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (17); 2. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (18); 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (19); 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (16); 5. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (8); 6. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (22); 7. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON (20); 8. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (14); 9. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (4); 10. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (27); 11. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON (5); 12. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (10); 13. 7x Dave Small, Port Colborne, ON (21); 14. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (12); 15. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON (11); 16. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (13); 17. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (26); 18. 211 Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (3); 19. 93k Mike Klazinga, Caledonia, ON (7); 20. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken, ON (6); 21. 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON (1); 22. 52 Tony Fraser, Guelph, ON (24); 23. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON (23); 24. 26 Mike Ferguson, Hamilton, ON (9); 25. DQ 71 Frank Turkey Jr, Ohsweken, ON (15); 26. DNS 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (2); 27. DNS 13x Craig White, Ohsweken, ON (25). A-Feature Lap Leaders – 1 Chris Dickie 1-5; 7 Jason Lungaro 6-9; 49 Dave Bailey 10-25; 8 Ryan Dinning 26-50; Hard Charger – Blake Bomberry Jr. +17 (27th to 10th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (5); 2. DQ 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (5); 3. DQ 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (9); 4. 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON (1); 5. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken, ON (7); 6. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON (6); 7. 211 Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (4); 8. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (2); 9. 93k Mike Klazinga, Caledonia, ON (8)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (2); 2. 26 Mike Ferguson, Hamilton, ON (3); 3. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (8); 4. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (6); 5. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (4); 6. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (9); 7. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON (5); 8. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON (7); 9. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (1)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time: 2:47.626)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (4); 2. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (2); 3. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (3); 4. 71 Frank Turkey Jr, Ohsweken, ON (1); 5. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON (6); 6. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (5); 7. 7x Dave Small, Port Colborne, ON (8); 8. 52 Tony Fraser, Guelph, ON (7); 9. DNS 13x Craig White, Ohsweken, ON (9)

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (36 entries)

Jake Bazuin and Mark Bazuin started on the front row for the 42-lap August 11 Art Hill Memorial make-up Feature. After a couple of early cautions, Mark Bazuin grabbed an early lead. Brandon Janssens, Brandon Crumbie and Nick Masi all made their way into the top-five. The race was slowed on laps 10 and 13 for problems with Jake Bazuin and Wayde Thorne.

At the halfway mark, Mark Bazuin continued to lead with rookie driver Nick Masi moving past Janssens for second. That pass proved critical as Masi lined up outside Mark Bazuin on a lap 25 restart after Oilivier Larocque broke the front axle on his No.91. On the restart, Masi took the lead when Bazuin missed a shift. Masi then held off Bazuin over a couple further restarts and a late surge with three laps remaining to score the win. Mike Sarantakos raced from 22nd to claim the final spot on the podium.

The regularly scheduled 15-lap Mini Stock Feature had Fabio Olivieri and Tim Nuell on the front row. Olivieri claimed an early advantage and raced ahead of a Gary Hodgson who maintained pace within two car lengths of Olivieri until the halfway point. Behind the leaders, all eyes were on 16th starting Bobby Tolton who quickly made his way through the field and on lap 12 took the lead from Olivieri for good. Tolton paced the final four laps to earn the win over Kyle Wert, who made a late surge to finish second. Mike Sarantakos completed the podium and was the race’s hard charger with his run from 22nd to third.

Wert, Mark Bazuin and Martin Schroeder were heat race winners.

August 11 Art Hill Memorial A-Feature (42 laps – No TIme)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 222 Nick Masi (13); 2. 21x Mark Bazuin (2); 3. 6x Mike Sarantakos (22); 4. 21J Jacob Bazuin (1); 5. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (8); 6. 19 Kyle Wert (16); 7. 9 Tim DeBoer (25); 8. 2 Matt Neull (7); 9. 60 Martin Schroeder (17); 10. 6 Jason Dixon (27); 11. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (24); 12. 66 Jon Janssens (23); 13. 49 Gary Hodgson (9); 14. 96 Brian Crosgrove (11); 15. 16 Fabio Olivieri (26); 16. 13 Bobby Tolton (4); 17. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (14); 18. 11T Brian Teeple (15); 19. 13x Ryan Hunsinger (19); 20. 63c Dave Crumbie (3); 21. 66x Brandon Janssens (6); 22. 91 Olivier Larocque (21); 23. 63 Brandon Crumbie (10); 24. 4w Wayde Thorne (12); 25. 26 Tim Nuell (20); 26. 42 Joe DeBoer (28); 27. DNS 29x Davey Boughton (5); 28. DNS 81 Glen Hils (18). A-Feature Lap Leaders – 21j Jake Bazuin 1-2; 21x Mark Bazuin 3-25; 222 Nick Masi 26-42; Hard Charger – 6x Mike Sarantakos +19 (22nd to 3rd)

A-Feature (15 laps – No TIme)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton (16); 2. 19 Kyle Wert (7); 3. 16 Fabio Olivieri (1); 4. 21x Mark Bazuin (17); 5. 66 Jon Janssens (14); 6. 60 Martin Schroeder (9); 7. 222 Nick Masi (19); 8. 9 Tim DeBoer (18); 9. 49 Gary Hodgson (4); 10. 63c Dave Crumbie (3); 11. 6x Mike Sarantakos (10); 12. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (12); 13. 26 Tim Nuell (2); 14. 64 Brandon Crumbie (25); 15. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (5); 16. 96 Brian Crosgrove (6); 17. 17 Mike Taylor (22); 18. 11t Sam Iftody (28); 19. 69 Rob Twitchett (23); 20. 79 Steve Miller (27); 21. 81 Karl Sault (11); 22. 6 Jason Dixon (8); 23. 42 Joe DeBoer (26); 24. 2 Matt Nuell (15); 25. 50 Chad Corcoran (24); 26. 13x Lucas Lubin (21); 27. 4w Aaron Rewutzsky (13); 28. DNS 21J Jacob Bazuin (20). A-Feature Lap Leaders – 16 Fabio Olivieri 1-11; 13 Bobby Tolton 12-15; Hard Charger – Bobby Tolton +15 (16th to 1st)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON (12); 2. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON (5); 3. 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton, ON (3); 4. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (9); 5. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas, ON (10); 6. 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton, ON (7); 7. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON (11); 8. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (8); 9. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON (2); 10. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (4); 11. 17 Michael Taylor, Hamilton, ON (1); 12. DNS 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (6)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 2:20.321)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville, ON (3); 2. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville, ON (7); 3. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas, ON (8); 4. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (12); 5. 4w Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe, ON (11); 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas, ON (9); 7. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford, ON (2); 8. 64 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (4); 9. 42 Joe DeBoer, St. George, ON (10); 10. 19w Trevor Want, Chippawa, ON (6); 11. 13M Daniel McKay, Thorold, ON (5); 12. DNS 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton, ON (1)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (3); 2. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (2); 3. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON (7); 4. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON (1); 5. 21j Jake Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (8); 6. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (12); 7. 13x Lucas Lubin, Hamilton, ON (11); 8. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON (6); 9. 11t Sam Iftody, Fenwick, ON (10); 10. DNS 91 Olivier Larocque, Port Colborne, ON (4); 11. DNS 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (5); 12. DNS 50 Chad Corcoran, Milton, ON (9)

B-Feature (6 laps – Top 7 Transfer – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 17 Michael Taylor, Hamilton, ON (1); 2. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (3); 3. 50 Chad Corcoran, Milton, ON (12); 4. 64 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (5); 5. 42 Joe DeBoer, St. George, ON (8); 6. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON (10); 7. 11t Sam Iftody, Fenwick, ON (13); 8. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON (2); 9. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (4); 10. 19w Trevor Want, Chippawa, ON (7); 11. DNS 13M Daniel McKay, Thorold, ON (6); 12. DNS 91 Olivier Larocque, Port Colborne, ON (9); 13. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (11)
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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (20 entries)

Brooke Nelson and Zach Buchwald started on the front row for the 12-lap Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature. Nelson jumped out to an early lead, but was quickly under pressure from third-starting Adam Plazek. On lap three, Plazek took the lead from Nelson, but couldn’t pull away to a significant lead due to a caution on lap five.

The rest of the race rain caution-free and Plazek flexed his muscle to outrun a hard-charging Dustin Longboat and, later, Cody Sommerville to score his first career Bomber Feature win. Sommerville took second from Dustin Longboat in the closing laps to claim the runner-up position. Dustin Longboat rounded out the podium while Paul Longboat and Point Leader Lucas Smith completed the top-five.

A-Feature (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 01p Adam Plazek (3); 2. 517 Cody Sommerville (6); 3. 155 Dustin Longboat (11); 4. 188 Paul Longboat (8); 5. 49L Lucas Smith (9); 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer (4); 7. 22b Brooke Nelson (1); 8. 177 Tim Jamieson (7); 9. 01 Trsitan Da Silva (15); 10. 3 Alex Maas (10); 11. 86 Zach Buchwald (2); 12. 32 Gillian Hils (18); 13. 37 Jake Maas (17); 14. 78 Aidan Nigh (16); 15. 00 Morgan Dale (12); 16. 6e Enya Robinson (14); 17. 5 Jeff Elsliger (19); 18. 49s Brad Patterson (20); 19. 37x Eric Maas (13); 20. 21j Jared Bodnar (5)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON (1); 2. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON (2); 3. 01p Adam Plazek, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 4. 21J Jared Bodnar, York, ON (9); 5. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON (10); 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (8); 7. 37e Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON (3); 8. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON (6); 9. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON (7); 10. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON (5)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (2); 2. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON (1); 3. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON (3); 4. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON (5); 5. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (7); 6. 00 Morgan Dale, Chatham, ON (10); 7. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON (4); 8. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON (6); 9. 5 Jeff Elsliger (8); 10. 49s Kyle Dinsmore, Brantford, ON (9)
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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken Speedway returns with Friday Night Excitement on September 1 for Epic Racewear Championship night. The 2017 track champions will be crowned in all five weekly divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Several divisions still have tight points battles where the 2017 champion won’t be decided until the final checkered flag falls.

Junior race fans will have the chance to win 1 of 100 Ohsweken Speedway/Epic Racewear back packs filled with school supplies on Back to School night. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

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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 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 Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a fourth consecutive season in 2016. Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2016. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

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

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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

MATT SHEPPARD, DYLAN WESTBROOK AND PHIL POTTS WIN IN TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 25, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series made its return to Ohsweken Speedway for the second time in its history and first since 2015 in the Townline Variety Triple Crown Showdown presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance. A total of 76 cars were signed in to the pit area with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Go Nuclear Late Model Series on the card.

Three drivers were eligible for a $5,000 bonus if they could win two of the three Features on the night. Stewart Friesen was driving his Big-Block Modified with the Super DIRTcar Series and his 360 Sprint Car. Charlie Sandercock piloted his 360 Sprint Car and Late Model while Mike Maresca battled in Big-Block Modified competition and in Late Model action.

In the end, it was reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard who drove his No.9s to Lucas Oil Victory Lane in the 75-lap Feature. Phil Potts of Brighton, Ont. won the Go Nuclear Late Model Series race and Dylan Westbrook claimed the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
August 24, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Townline Variety Triple Crown Showdown presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance
Total Entries – 76

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Super DIRTcar Series (25 Entries)
The first 49 laps of the Triple Crown Showdown were a side-by-side battle between polesitter Larry Wight and front row starter Chad Brachmann, but the final 25 laps were all Matt Sheppard on Thursday night at Ohsweken Speedway. The reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion took the lead from Brachmann on lap 50 following a restart and couldn’t be stopped on the way to his fifth straight Series victory. Brachmann finished second after winning the Series’ inaugural event at Ohsweken in 2015.

The race provided an interesting set of circumstances for the field of 25 drivers in attendance. A late evening rain and mist after all heat race competition had been completed led to a 45-minute rain delay. The track crew kept the racing surface in order and the Big-Block veterans of the Super DIRTcar Series produced a thrilling show when the green flag waved just after 11:00pm before Sheppard drove from 12th to earn the win.

“Mother Nature didn’t want to see this race happen tonight, but I’m thankful we got it in,” Sheppard said. “It’s unreal. We saw the rain there earlier tonight and picked the worst number of the bunch in 12, but as usual these guys gave me an awesome racecar. It was a lot of fun out there. We’ve only been here once before. It’s a very wide, racey, fast track. We were running the bottom, top and middle. I’m just really thankful to be here tonight. Five in a row, unbelievable.”

Brachmann led the opening two laps before Wight retook the top spot on lap three. He paced the field through to the first caution for a big piece of debris on the front stretch with 12 laps complete. Following the restart, Tim Fuller appeared to be making his way forward as he moved into fourth and third-running Billy Decker challenged Brachmann for second.

By lap 30, it was clear Sheppard not only had a top-five car, he was a contender when he got by Fuller for fourth. One lap later, Stewart Friesen’s day ended when he slowed in turn four with mechanical problems to bring out a yellow flag. Friesen was running in the top-10 at the time and received the Speedy First Aid Hard Luck Award as a result of his misfortune.

Wight and Brachmann continued their side-by-side battle on the restart with Brachmann retaking the point on lap 37. Meanwhile, Sheppard raced to third behind the top two. Sheppard and Wight exchanged the second spot over the next four laps before Sheppard eventually emerged with the position just prior to a lap 44 yellow. It was on the ensuing restart with 49 laps complete that Sheppard used the inside lane position, after Brachmann chose to restart in the high groove, to take the lead and pace the final 75 laps for the victory.

“We had a good car, but I think that guy is superhuman,” Brachmann said of Sheppard following the finish. “He doesn’t make mistakes. I made a mistake on that restart, caught that hole going into (turn) three and it was enough to let him get by me. Then it was just chasing after that and hoping that he made a mistake, but that ain’t going to happen.”

Sheppard had to hold off Brachmann throughout a pair of restarts with 10 and nine laps to go and was quick to credit the Sanborn, NY driver for his strong drive.

“Chad was very good tonight,” Sheppard said. “I first got into second and I said ‘man, I don’t know if we’ve got anything for him tonight’. I snuck by him on the restart and he was probably just as good as we were. If I didn’t get by him there, who knows, I may have never got by him.”

For Brachmann, it was his second top-five finish with the Super DIRTcar Series this season in as many starts, but it was his first race with Big-Block power under the hood of the No.3.

“My dad put his heart and soul into this Big-Block program, so I’m glad to come out here and run halfway decent,” Brachmann said. “Will see what the rest of the year brings for us for Big-Block Racing.”

Behind the furious battle for the lead was Pat Ward, who earned the KSE Hard Charger award by driving from 13th to complete the podium in third. Ward methodically picked his way through the front-runners in the second half of the race to continue his strong string of runs.

“The car was really good,” Ward stated. “I seemed to be getting through that hole in (turn) one better than anybody else, except for maybe Matt. They would slide up and I could just stick it in there and go, so the car was good.”

Decker earned a fourth-place finish, his eighth top-five result in 15 Series starts this season. Wight rounded out the top-five in his No.99L.

Billy Whittaker started the night with his first career Super DIRTcar Series Fast Time Award and followed it up with a heat win. Billy Decker and Tim Fuller also earned heat race victories. Ward earned the KSE Hard Charger award by advancing from 13th to 3rd. Stewart Friesen claimed the Speedy First Air Hard Luck Award after he dropped out while running in the top-10.

A-Feature (75 laps – No TIme)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 9s-Mat Sheppard (12); 2. 3-Chad Brachmann (2); 3. 42p-Pat Ward (13); 4. 91-Billy Decker (3); 5. 99L-Larry Wight (1); 6. 6h-Max McLaughlin (7); 7. 25r-Erick Rudoph (17); 8. 19-Tim Fuller (6); 9. 43-Keith Flach (19); 10. 21a-Peter Britten (10); 11. 20-Brett Hearn (9); 12. 109-Billy Whittaker (5); 13. 98h-Jimmy Phelps (4); 14. 37s-Tommy Flannigan (24); 15. 22-Brandon Walters (22); 16. 7m-Mike Maresca (25); 17. 96-Fred Carleton (23); 18. 88-Shayne Pierce (20); 19. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot (15); 20. 71-Mike Bowman (16); 21. 66x-Carey Terrance (14); 22. 08-Mark D’Ilario (18); 23. 11s-Steve Lewis Jr. (21); 24. 44-Stewart Friesen (11); 25. 6m-Mat Williamson (8). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chad Brachmann 1-2, 37-49; Larry Wight 3-36; Matt Sheppard 50-75
Hard Charger – Pat Ward (+10 – 13th to 3rd)

Qualifying Group 1 – 1. 109-Billy Whittaker, 15.861; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 15.974; 3. 71 Mike Bowman, 16.026; 4. 21a-Peter Britten, 16.083; 5. 42p-Pat Ward, 16.100; 6. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 16.146; 7. 43-Keith Flach, 16.156; 8. 22-Brandon Walters, 16.345; 9. 37s-Tommy Flannigan, 16.735

Qualifying Group 2 – 1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.912; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 16.038; 3. 66x Carey Terrance, 16.097; 4. 99L-Larry Wight, 16.145; 5. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 16.252; 6. 3-Chad Brachmann, 16.295; 7. 88 Shayne Pierce, 16.508; 8. 96 Fred Carleton, 17.020

Qualifying Group 3 – 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.976; 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 16.018; 3. 6m-Mat Williamson, 16.071; 4. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.321; 5. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot, 16.514; 6. 7m-Mike Maresca, 16.772; 7. 08-Mark D’Ilario, 16.800; 8. 11s-Steve Lewis Jr. 20.863

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2;13.043)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 109 Billy Whittaker, Central Square, NY (1); 2. 44 Stewart Friesen, Sprakers, NY (2); 3. 71 Mike Bowman, St. Catharines, ON (3); 4. 21a Peter Britten, Brisbane, Queensland, AUS (4); 5. 42p Pat Ward, Genoa, NY (5); 6. 6h Max McLaughlin, Mooresville, NC (6); 7. 43 Keith Flach, Ravena, NY (7); 8. 22 Brandon Walters, Unadilla, NY (8); 9. 37s Tommy Flannigan, Port Robinson, ON (9)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 2:12.780)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 9s Matt Sheppard, Waterloo, NY (2); 2. 99L Larry Wight, Phoenix, NY (4); 3. 91 Billy Decker, Unadilla, NY (1); 4. 3 Chad Brachmann, Sanborn, NY (6); 5. 66x Carey Terrance, Hogansburg, NY (3); 6. 25r Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, NY (5); 7. 88 Shayne Pierce, St. Catharines, ON (7); 8. 96 Fred Carleton, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (8)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time: 2:17.488)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 19 Tim Fuller, Edwards, NY (1); 2. 20 Brett Hearn, Sussex, NJ (2); 3. 98h Jimmy Phelps, Baldwinsville, NY (4); 4. 6m Mat Williamson, St. Catharines, ON (3); 5. R70 Ryan Arbuthnot, Renfrew, ON (5); 6. 08 Mark D’Ilario, Vineland, ON (7); 7. 11s Steve Lewis Jr., Ransomville, NY (8); 8. 7m Mike Maresca, Potsdam, NY (6)

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 Entries)

Cory Turner and Mitch Brown started on the front row for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature. Brown led the opening lap while Dylan Westbrook raced to second. Turner pulled off on lap three while running third, allowing Brown and Westbrook to pull away from the rest of the field. On lap seven, Westbrook pulled off a slide job in turn four to take the lead from Brown.

Westbrook pulled away to a straightaway advantage over Brown while racing through lapped traffic in the second half of the race. The slower cars didn’t cause Westbrook any issues as he extended his lead over Brown to a straightaway over the final 10 laps to claim the win. Over the final four laps, a furious battle developed for third and fourth between Mitch Brown, Parker Price-Miller and Stewart Friesen. Price-Miller worked from fifth to take third at the finish after dicing through the field. Mitch Brown and Friesen rounded out the top-five.

A-Feature (20 laps – Time: 4:55.596 – NTR)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4); 2. 110 Jake Brown (2); 3. 67x Parker Price-Miller (7); 4. 10 Mitch Brown (6); 5. 1z Stewart Friesen (8); 6. 49 Scott Kreutter (5); 7. 91 Ryan Turner (10); 8. 17x Dain Naida (3); 9. 14h Jim Huppunen (12); 10. 0 Holly Porter (9); 11. 11 Jamie Turner (14); 12. 18s Josh Shantz (11); 13. 0c Cole McDonald (16}; 14. 57 Charlie Sandercock (13); 15. 6 Curtis Gartly (15); 16. 21J John Burbridge Jr. (17); 17. 97 Cory Turner (1); 18. 90 Travis Cunningham (18); 19. DNS 01K Mike Kruchka (19); 20. DNS 38 Tyler Hendricks (20)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jake Brown 1-6, Dylan Westbrook 7-20
Hard Charger – Parker Price-Miller (+4 – 7th to 3rd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1z Stewart Friesen, Sprakers, NY (2); 2. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY (8); 3. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (6); 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (5); 5. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (3); 6. 57 Charlie Sandercock, Trenton, ON (1); 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 8. 0c Cole McDonald, Waterdown, ON (7}; 9. DNS 01K Mike Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (9); 10. DNS 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (10)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:01.527)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 110 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (4); 2. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh, MI (2); 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON (5); 4. 0 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (1); 5. 18s Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (3); 6. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (10); 7. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (9); 8. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (8); 9. 21J John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (7); 10. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON (6)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Scott Kreutter
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Go Nuclear Late Model Series (31 Entries)

Mike Maresca and Charlie Sandercock started on the front row for the Go Nuclear Late Model Series A-Feature. Maresca jumped out to an early lead before a lap two caution when Chris Fleming spun in turn two. Maresca maintained the lead on the restart before another yellow at lap four. Again on the restart, Maresca pulled away to a lead while Rob Pietz raced into second.

On lap five, a red flag for a major pile-up in turn two became an extended open red when rain began to fall on the track. The Go Nuclear Late Models did an impressive job remaining on track to continue working moisture into the surface to make sure it wasn’t lost. When the rain stopped, the cars returned to the pit area to refuel before returning to the track for the remaining 15 laps of their Feature.

When the race resumed, Phil Potts made his presence felt restarting in third after beginning the race back in eighth. He pressured the top two cars until he drove to second on lap nine and then too the lead from Maresca off a lap 11 restart by building momentum through the outer lane of the racetrack.

Steve Baldwin followed Potts to the front and raced into second, but Potts pulled away to 10 car-length advantage with five laps to go. Meanwhile, Sandercock made his way back to third after slipping as far back as sixth.

The final restart of the night came on lap 17 and Potts was not going to be denied the victory. He paced the final three laps to win his first career race at Ohsweken and second with the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. Sandercock got past Baldwin for second with two laps to go. Maresca and Sam Pennacchio rounded out the top-five.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 29 Phil Potts (8); 2. 57 Charlie Sandercock (2); 3. 5 Steve Baldwin (4); 4. 7m Mike Maresca (1); 5. 311 Sam Pennachio (5); 6. 69 Rob Pietz (3); 7. 12 Kyle Sopaz (7); 8. 46 Brandon Mowat (10); 9. 25 Greg Belyea (9); 10. 73x Adam Turner (18); 11. 8 Mike Greene (22); 12. 60 Norm Mayhew (20); 13. R19 Dale Caswell (12); 14. 17 Kyle Tasker (24); 15. 09 Robbie Wilson (11); 16. 1 Andy Mayhew (23); 17. 10 Chris Fleming (17); 18. 53 Brad Simpson (21); 19. 00 Jim Dale Jr. (19); 20. 82 Ken Winfield (14); 21. 91 Chad Homan (6); 22. 19jr Colton Ledingham (13); 23. 55 Mark Rayner (16); 24. 18 Sean Beardsley (15)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Maresca 1-11, Phil Potts 12-20
Hard Charger – Mike Greene (+11 – 22nd to 11th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, Trenton, ON (7); 2. 311 Sam Pennacchio, Niagara Falls, ON (1); 3. 5 Steve Baldwin, Trenton, ON (4); 4. 46 Brandon Mowat, Brighton, ON (8); 5. 19jr Colton Ledingham, Port Colborne, ON (10); 6. 55 Mark Rayner, Codrington, ON (3); 7. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON (2); 8. 8 Mike Greene, Port Colborne, ON (9); 9. 0 John Pinsonneault, Chatham, ON (6); 10. 27t Ted Tremblay, Fort Erie, ON (5)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 2:20.150)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 69 Rob Pietz, Gasline, ON (7); 2. 25 Greg Belyea, Frankford, ON (2); 3. 91 Chad Homan, Macedon, NY (5); 4. 09 Robbie Wilson, Trenton, ON (1); 5. 82 Ken Winfield, Ridgeway, ON (10); 6. 10 Chris Fleming, Auburn, NY (8); 7. 60 Norm Mayhew, Lakeport, NY (9); 8. 4 CJ Field, Chatham, ON (4); 9. 00 Jim Dale Jr., Shrewsbury, ON (6); 10. 7s Dave Stolzenberg, St. Catharines, ON (3)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 29 Phil Potts, Brighton, ON (4); 2. 7m Mike Maresca, Potsdam, ON (9); 3. 12 Kyle Sopaz, Trenton, ON (8); 4. R19 Dale Caswell, West Monroe, NY (5); 5. 18 Sean Beardsley, Central Square, NY (11); 6. 73x Adam Turner, Picton, ON (2); 7. 1 Andy Mayhew, Picton, ON (1); 8. 53 Brad Simpson, Rodney, ON (7); 9. 17 Kyle Tasker, Peterborough, ON (6); 10. 911 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (3); 11. 38 Mike Goudie, Muskoka, ON (10);

B-Feature (10 Laps – Top 6 Qualifier – No Time)
1. 00 Jim Dale Jr. (6); 2. 60 Norm Mayhew (2); 3. 53 Brad Simpson (10); 4. 8 Mike Greene (4); 5. 1 Andy Mayhew (3); 6. 17 Kyle Tasker (9); 7. 7s Dave Stolzenberg (13); 8. 27T Ted Tremblay (8);
9. 4 CJ Field (5); 10. 38 Mike Goudie (12); 11. 0 John Pinsonneault (7); 12. 911 Jay Liverance (11); 13. 27z Stan Zanchin (1)
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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 25 for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Fan Appreciation Cash Blast featuring $5 Fan Admission, Topless Late Model and a $2000-to-win 50-lap Feature for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will run double features, including the rescheduled 42-lap Art Hill Memorial. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will also run double features to make-up for an August 11 rainout. The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers run a regularly scheduled event. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, 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 Townline Variety: Townline Variety is a full service Gas Station, Variety Store and Country Style coffee shop. Located at 7329 Indian Line at the corner of Mohawk Road on the Six Nations Reserve, Towline Variety has everything you need to get your trip started or to keep you on the road. Find them on Facebook at Facebook.com/TownlineVarietGasCountryStyle.

About Stoneridge Specialty Insurance: Stoneridge Specialty Insurance: Stoneridge Specialty Insurance is Canada’s only insurance provider dedicated to the motorsport industry. Stoneridge Specialty Insurance offers the widest range of products that are specifically designed to protect motorsports associations, facilities, teams and special events. Contact the only experts for all your motorsports insurance requirements by visiting www.stoneridgespecialty.ca.

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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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET CASH BLAST AND TOPLESS LATE MODELS HEADLINES $5 FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 24, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway has an action packed week of excitement beginning with Thursday’s Triple Crown Showdown featuring the return of the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds and concluding with $5 Fan Appreciation night presented by Gale’s Auto Aftermarket featuring Gale’s Cash Blast for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks.

The final night of racing at Ohsweken in August will have a fury of action. Headlining the night is a 50-lap feature for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Cash Blast. The top finishing Ohsweken driver with perfect attendance will have earn a cool $2,000. The second finisher with perfect attendance will earn $750 and the third a $500 payday, all courtesy of Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

On Friday, Ohsweken will also play host to its first-ever Topless Late Model open. The event brings together drivers from Brighton, Humberstone and South Buxton speedways with the roofs removed to compete against the best from the Go Nuclear Late Model Series on neutral ground. The winner will take home a $1,000 cheque and all starters are guaranteed $150.

The night also has the August 11 make-up features for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. The Mini Stocks will run their biggest event of the year, the 42-lap and $1,000-to-win Art Hill Memorial before their regularly scheduled event. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars have a pair of 20-lap Features on the schedule. The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers compete in a regular weekly event.

Fans will be able to see all of the wheel-to-wheel action for just $5 each. Race time is 7:30. For additional event information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Holly Porter assumed the points lead after Mack DeMan had rear-end issues during last week’s Feature. He slipped back to second in the standings, 21 points behind Porter. Jesse McDonald currently sits third in the title chase, 39 points off the lead with two races remain. Mike Thorne and Shone Evans complete the current top-five entering Friday’s action.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The drivers in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division will be gunning for a major prize on Friday night in their second 50-lap Feature of the season. Dave Bailey took a stranglehold on the championship standings with a win in the August 11 make-up Feature last week while Ryan Dinning bounced back from a flat tire in that race to win the second Feature. Ken Sargent’s pair of podium finishes moved him up to second in the standings, 112 points back of Bailey. Dinning now sits third in the standings while Jim Lampman and Dereck Lemyre sit fourth and fifth in the standings.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks were plenty excited for the Art Hill Memorial two weeks ago with plenty of furious action. Early rain forced the Feature to be held over to this Friday night, but it doesn’t look like the drivers have lost any of their passion with plenty of four and five wide action around the track last week. Entering this week’s action, Mark Bazuin has a narrow two-point lead over Jon Janssens. Rookie driver Nick Masi remains in championship contention as he sits just four points back of the lead. Brandon Crumbie and Tim DeBoer round out the top-five entering the pair of Features this week.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers

The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers return to action for their next to last Feature of the season. Lucas Smith enters the week with a 29-point lead over Paul Longboat. Gillian Hils currently sits third in the standings ahead of Dustin Longboat and Jerry Burnham who 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 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 Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a fourth consecutive season in 2016. Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2016. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

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

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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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SUPER DIRTcar SERIES BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS INVADE OHSWEKEN FOR TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 23, 2017 – The second ever Triple Crown Showdown presented by Townline Variety and Stoneridge Specialty Insurance is ready to take the green flag on Thursday, August 24 with the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds set to headline the an action-packed show.

The best Big-Block Modified drivers in the world take centre stage at Ohsweken in one of the most highly anticipated races for the Series this season. The event also features Ohsweken’s own Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars is a $3,000-to-win special event. The Go Nuclear Late Model Series make their season debut in a $2,000-to-win showdown in the Series third visit. To Ohsweken.

The Triple Crown Showdown offers a unique opportunity to both fans and drivers. Fans have the chance to see three of the most popular forms of dirt track cars on the same night at the same track. Meanwhile drivers will be battling for a massive $25,000 prize if a single driver can win all three Features or a $5,000 bonus if any driver can win two Features on the same night.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Super DIRTcar Series star Stewart Friesen will have his Eldora Dirt Derby NASCAR Truck on display. Fans will be able to see the truck Friesen drove in a dominating performance and second-place finish at Eldora Speedway last month up close and in person. Friesen is one driver who is already confirmed to be running in all three divisions for the night.

Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Advanced reserved seating is available for $30 per person by visiting https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or by calling 1 (519) 717-0023.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

The Super DIRTcar Series last visited Ohsweken in 2015 for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown. Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY upset the talented cast of Super DIRTcar Series regulars for his first career win with the Series in the 75-lap affair. Brachmann came from 11th to score the victory over Dale Planck and reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard.

Entering Thursday’s race, the Series has been off since it last competed at nearby Merrittville Speedway on August 9 when Sheppard extended his winning streak to four races. Despite his hot streak, Sheppard sits third in the championship standings, 105 points back of current leader Billy Decker. ‘Lightning’ Larry Wight sits second in the championship standings just 42 markers back of Decker. Brett Hearn and Stewart Friesen round out the current top-five.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

The drivers in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division will likely have to contend with several outside invaders in the high-paying $3,000-to-win event. For many drivers, the race not only serves as an excellent payday, but also as a tune-up for the massive $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals three weeks later on September 15-16.

The talented cast of Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car regulars are coming off a thrilling night of action during double Features last Friday night where Mitch Brown and Cory Turner each went to Victory Lane for the first time this season. The division saw a huge shake-up in the point standings when Dylan Westbrook experienced engine issues. Jim Huppunen now has a two-point advantage entering this week’s action with Westbrook sitting in second. Cory Turner sits 42 points off the lead in third ahead of Mitch Brown and Mikey Kruchka.

Go Nuclear Late Models

The Go Nuclear Late Models make their third visit to Ohsweken at the Triple Crown Showdown to kickoff their four-race 2017 schedule. The Series was also a part of the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on June 30, 2015 when Darren Peters held off Charlie Sandercock for the victory.

The Series last visited on July 25, 2016 during the Northern Crate Nationals when John Waters of Whitesville, NY also defeated Sandercock to score the win. This year, Sandercock is already one driver confirmed to run in at least two classes on the night with his Late Model and 360 Sprint Car.

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.

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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

CORY TURNER, MITCH BROWN AND CHAD CHEVALIER HEADLINE LIST OF WINNERS ON BUSY JIBS ACTION SPORTS KIDS RACE AND AUTOGRAPH NIGHT

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 18, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway’s pit area was jammed with 148 cars for the busiest night of the year so far on Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation and Autograph Night presented by Jibs Action Sports on Friday. The Race of Champions Sportsman tour was in action for their second appearance at Ohsweken for a rescheduled event that was originally slated for June 23. The rained-out features from August 11 for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks were also on the schedule.

When the dust settled, it was Chad Chavalier who held off Brad Rouse to win the Race of Champions Sportsman Feature. Cory Turner and Mitch Brown visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars while Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning won the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Features. Josh Shantz won with the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Jon Janssens scored the HRW Automotive Mini Stock victory and Gillian Hils was the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber winner.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
August 18, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Jibs Action Sports Autograph Night and Kids Race for CNAF
Total Entries – 148
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Race of Champions Sportsman Series (17 Entries)


Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media

The Race of Champions Sportsman Feature started with Chris Watters and Chad Chevalier on the front row. Chevalier claimed an early advantage with a run through the middle groove of the racetrack, but it was third-starting Brad Rouse who kept him close. Rouse nosed under chevalier in turn three and took the lead on lap four.

Rouse then opened his advantage to over a second by lap 10 of the 30-lap Feature. It was erased, however, by a caution on lap 11 when James Michael Friesen spun in turn two. On the restart, Rouse and Chevalier raced side-by-side. Rouse used the shorter bottom lane to hold the advantage.

Another caution on lap 18 for a stopped Jay Mallory changed the story of the race. Chevalier again raced alongside Rouse on the restart and on lap 20 when Rouse bobbled through the bumps on the bottom of turn one, Chevalier pulled away to a car-length lead. Rouse continuously tried to use the bottom lane to retake the lead, including on the final restart at lap 24, but couldn’t get it done as Chevalier’s momentum through the middle groove of the track carried him to the victory.

Justin Sharp’s late race surge took him from a top-five finish to a spot on the podium as he took third after starting 16th. Cody McPherson and Darrell Farraway rounded out the top-five. Friesen and Mallory set quick time in their respective heat groups while also picking up the heat race win.

A-Feature – (30 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 14 Chad Chevalier (2); 2. 18r Brad Rouse (3); 3. 8s Justin Sharp (16); 4. 7 Cody McPherson (11); 5. 66 Darrell Farraway (10); 6. 17c Jordan Cosco (13); 7. 119 Chris Watters (1); 8. 96 Luke Carleton (14); 9. 21p Tyler Puchalski (4); 10. 15 Adam Leslie (6); 11. 73 Dylan Davidson (15); 12. 12p Emily Puchalski (17); 13. 1 Andrew Smith (9); 14. 54 Mark Chiddy (5); 15. 20 Jay Mallory (8); 16. 9r Tom Richau Jr. (12); 17. 72 James Michael Friesen (7); A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chad Chevalier 1-3, 20-30; Brad Rouse 4-19; Hard Charger – Justin Sharp (+13 – 16th to 3rd)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 2:19.684)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 72 James Michael Friesen, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (1); 2. 119 Chris Watters, Springville, ON (3); 3. 14 Chad Chevalier, Port Colborne, ON (4); 4. 18r Brad Rouse, St. Catharines, ON (5); 5. 1 Andrew Smith, Lockport, NY (2); 6. 7 Cody McPherson, St. Catharines, ON (6); 7. 17c Jordan Cosco, St. Catharines, ON (8); 8. 73 Dylan Davidson, St. Catharines, ON (7)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:20.610)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 20 Jay Mallory, St. Catharines, ON (1); 2. 15 Adam Leslie, Port Colborne, ON (3); 3. 21p Tyler Puchalski, Port Colborne, ON (5); 4. 54 Mark Chiddy, Boston, NY (2); 5. 66 Darrell Farraway, Hamilton, ON (4); 6. 9r Tom Richau Jr., Cambria, NY (6); 7. 96 Luke Carleton, Port Colborne, ON (9); 8. 8s Justin Sharp, St. Catharines, ON (7); 9. 12p Emily Puchalski, Port Colborne, ON (8)

Qualifying Group 1
Pos. # Name.
1. 72 James Michael Friesen, 17.640; 2. 1 Andrew Smith, 17.678; 3. 119 Chris Watters, 17.687; 4. 14 Chad Chevalier, 17.693; 5. 18r Brad Rouse, 17.703; 6. 7 Cody McPherson, 17.771; 7. 73 Dylan Davidson, 17.848; 8. 17c Jordan Cosco, 17.897

Qualifying Group 2
Pos. # Name.
1. 20 Jay Mallory, 17.333; 2. 54 Mark Chiddy, 17.463; 3. 15 Adam Leslie, 17.476; 4. 66 Darrell Farraway, 17.502; 5. 21p Tyler Puchalski, 17.503; 6. 9r Tom Richau Jr., 17.588; 7. 8s Justin Sharp, 17.766; 8. 12p Tyler Puchalski, 17.771; 9. 96 Luke Carleton, No Time.

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


Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media

The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars were busy with a pair of Features on tap. The Renway Energy August 11 make-up feature was the second Feature of the night and saw Cory Turner and Dylan Westbrook lead the field to the green flag. Westbrook grabbed the early advantage over Turner, but was slowed by a lap two caution when Jamie Turner spun in turn four.

Westbrook regained his advantage on the restart and pulled away to a two-second advantage on lap seven. Westbrook was in top form and looked as though he was on his way to extending his point lead until the car went up in smoke on lap 13 right in front of Cory Turner, who had to swerve to miss the No.47x on the front straightaway. On the ensuing restart, Turner fended off Jim Huppunen’s attack and led the final seven laps to score his first career Feature win at Ohsweken.

The regularly scheduled Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature presented by Jibs Action Sports saw four outside invaders drop in to Ohsweken for a pre-Canadian Sprint Car Nationals tune-up. Bryan Howland, Joe Trenca, Chuck Hebing and Kelly Hebing were all in attendance to take-on Ohsweken’s best.

Trenca held the pole for the 20-lap main event, but it was outside polesitter Mitch Brown who staked claim to the early lead. Behind Brown, third-starting Howland challenged Trenca for second on lap five and used a slide job off turn four to take the spot. Trenca had front end problems immediately after and retired to the pit area, which promoted Westbrook to third.

At the halfway mark, Westbrook experienced motor problems for the second time on the night and slowed off turn four. He was unable to continue. Howland took advantage of the track position on the restart and used another slide job off turn four to take the lead from Brown. Howland then checked out from Brown by a full straightaway before hitting slower traffic on lap 17. It didn’t slow Howland’s No.51 at all and he took the white flag with a convincing advantage over Brown.

However, the victory was not in the cards for Howland. His car slowed in turns one and two with drivetrain issues, ending his night. It setup a one-lap dash with Brown and Chuck Hebing nose-to-tail on the restart. Brown led off turn two and Hebing through a massive slide job in turn four to try and steal the win. Brown, however, was able to turn back underneath Hebing and win a drag race to the line by 0.133 seconds. Cory Turner, Jim Huppunen and Jake Brown completed the top-five.

Howland and Westbrook were the heat race winners. Howland was also the Ackland Insurance Top Gun award winner as the driver who earned the most passing points in heat race competition.

A-Feature – Make-Up From August 11 (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 97 Cory Turner (1); 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (4); 3. 10 Mitch Brown (6); 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5); 5. 9 Steve Lyons (9); 6. 91 Ryan Turner (3); 7. 01 Mikey Kruchka (7); 8. 21J John Burbridge Jr. (10); 9. 6 Curtis Gartly (12); 10. 11 Jamie Turner (13); 11. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2); 12. 2w Lee Winger (14); 13. 1-10 Jake Brown (8); 14. DNS 22 Jim Porter. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-13; Cory Turner 14-20; Hard Charger – Steve Lyons (+4 – 9th to 5th)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (2); 2. 45 Chuck Hebing (5); 3. 97 Cory Turner (4); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (10); 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (8); 6. 01 Mikey Kruchka (9); 7. 91 Ryan Turner (13); 8. 22 Shawn Sliter (6); 9. 10h Kelly Hebing (11); 10. 11 Jamie Turner (14); 11. 51 Bryan Howland (3); 12. 9 Steve Lyons (15); 13. 21 John Brubridge Jr. (17); 14. 6 Curtis Gartly (16); 15. 0c Cole McDonald (18); 16. 38 Tyler Hendricks (12); 17. 47x Dylan Westbrook (7); 18. 98 Joe Trenca (1); 19. DNS 2w Lee Winger; A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown 1-10, 20; Bryan Howland 11-19; Hard Charger – Jim Huppunen (+6 – 10th to 4th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 1:59.702)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 51 Bryan Howland, Auburn, NY (8); 2. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (2); 3. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (3); 4. 45 Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY (10); 5. 10h Kelly Hebing, Ontario, NY (4); 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (5); 7. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (1); 8. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (6); 9. 21J John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (7); 10. 0c Cole McDonald, Waterdown, ON (9}

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:01.207)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON (2); 2. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (1); 3. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (4); 4. 98 Joe Trenca, Clay, NY (3); 5. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (6); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (8); 7. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (5); 8. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 9. DNS 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (9)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Bryan Howland
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (31 entries)

Josh Shantz was the dominant man in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car Feature. Shantz started outside the third row, but pounded through the highest lane to race into second behind Holly Porter on the opening lap.

On the second circuit, Shantz drove past Porter to the lead. The caution flag waved on four different occasions, including for point leader Mack DeMan who suffered a broken rim on lap six and major rear-end issues on lap 14.

Shantz couldn’t be touched on any restart, leaving Mike Thorne and Ryan Hunsinger to battle for second. Thorne came out on top while Hunsinger took third ahead of Aaron Turkey and Shone Evans, who completed the top-five. Jesse McDonald, Thorne, DeMan and Shantz were all heat race winners. Steven Beckett and Conor Mahoney earned B-Main wins to transfer to the Feature with teenage rookies Josh Hansen and Liam Martin.

A-Feature (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 18 Josh Shantz (6); 2. 55 Mike Thorne (3); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (2); 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (7); 5. 87x Shone Evans (10); 6. 1 Holly Porter (1); 7. 88h Josh Hansen (19); 8. 6m Eric McGlone (12); 9. 52 Jesse Costa (16); 10. 8 Hannah Ferrell (9); 11. 5d Jacob Dykstra (11); 12. 08 Steve Beckett (17); 13. 15 Dan Nanticoke (13); 14. 5 DJ Christie (14); 15. 29 Liam Martin (20); 16. 49h Jerry Hill (4); 17. 5c Conor Mahoney (18); 18. 3 AJ Lewis (15); 19. 88 Jesse McDonald (5); 20. 4 Mack DeMan (8). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Holly Porter 1; Josh Shantz 2-20; Hard Charger – Josh Hansen (+12 – 19th to 7th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:36.901)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (8); 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (4); 3. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (1); 4. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (3); 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (5); 6. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (7); 7. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (6); 8. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (2)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:38.763)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (4); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (8); 4. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (3); 5. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (2); 6. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (7); 7. 22jr Al Giletta Jr          , St. Catharines, ON (5); 8. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (6)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (6); 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (7); 3. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (1); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (8); 5. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (2); 6. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (5); 7. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (4); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (3)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Time: 1:33.424)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1.18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (1); 2. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (3); 3. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (2); 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (6); 5. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (5); 6. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (7); 7. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (4)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:05.347)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 08 Steven Beckett (3); 2. 88h Josh Hansen (2); 3. 44 Cody Day (4); 4. 7 Caleb Wood (7); 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne (1); 6. 18x Davey Boughton (6); 7. 38 Derek Miller (5); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell (8)

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – Top 2 Transfer – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5c Conor Mahoney (2); 2. 29 Liam Martin (4); 3. 10 Lofton Schuts (3); 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke (1); 5. 51 Trevor Young (6); 6. 22 Al Gilletta Jr. (5); 7. 8h Matt Hill (7)

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

The night started with the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock’s August 11 make-up Feature and a front row composed of Kevin Pauls and Bryce Richardson. Richardson claimed an early lead and paced the opening four laps, but Jim Lampman quickly reeled in the No.11r and took the lead on lap five. However, all eyes were on the Burger Barn No.56 of Dereck Lemyre who raced from 18th in to the top-five. Lemyre ran the extreme outside lane and was able to take the lead from Lampman on lap 8.

Lemyre checked out from the rest of the field and was cruising on his way to a victory with a convincing half straightaway advantage following a lap 13 restart, but the car suffered terminal mechanical problems on lap 16. With Lemyre retired to the pit area, the point leader Dave Bailey assumed the lead and could not be touched over the final four laps as he claimed victory over Jason Lungaro and Ken Sargent.

In the regularly scheduled Feature, Ryan Dinning took full advantage of a top-10 starting spot after a flat tire derailed his efforts in the earlier Feature. Dinning drove from seventh to the lead on the opening lap and never looked back. He led all 20 laps of the non-stop Feature to score the win by a convincing 6.878 seconds margin of victory. Sargent earned the runner-up spot for his second podium finish of the night while Bailey rounded out the podium.

Dinning, Lungaro and Ryan Beagle claimed heat race wins.

A-Feature Make-Up From August 11 (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (19); 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (8) 3. 25 Ken Sargent (20); 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (17); 5. 71 Frank Turkey Jr. (13); 6. 28 Jim Lampman (6); 7. 23 Trevor DeBoer (15); 8. 11r Bryce Richardson (2); 9. 1 Chris Dickie (4); 10. 119 Shaun Quinn (5); 11. 37h Rob Hoskins (14); 12. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (12); 13. 77 Brett Rodwell (23); 14. 93 Melissa Miller (7); 15. 46 Kevin Pauls (3); 16. 53 Logan Shwedyk (11); 17. 73 Rob Longboat (21); 18. 13 Kacey Huffman (1); 19. 79 Christopher Hale (9); 20. 56 Dereck Lemyre (18); 21. 8 Ryan Dinning (16); 22. 911L Nick Liverance (22); 23. 40 Jay Liverance (10). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Bryce Richardson 1-4; Jim Lampman 5-7; Dereck Lemyre 8-15; Dave Bailey 16-20; Hard Charger – Dave Bailey (+18 – 19th to 1st)

A-Feature (20 laps – 6:45.297)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (7); 2. 25 Ken Sargent (18); 3. 49 Dave Bailey (16); 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (17); 5. 71 Frank Turkey Jr. (11); 6. 53 Logan Shwedyk (6); 7. 119 Shaun Quinn (3); 8. 28 Jim Lampman (14); 9. 23 Trevor DeBoer (15); 10. 28r Robbie General (19); 11. 1 Chris Dickie (2); 12. 40 Jay Liverance (9); 13. 93 Melissa Miller (8); 14. 37h Rob Hoskins (12); 15. 11 Risi George (4); 16. 77 Brett Rodwell (24); 17. 46 Kevin Pauls (23); 18. 11r Bryce Richardson (1); 19. 72T Tanner Podwinski (21); 20. 72 Bill Podwinski (20); 21. 56 Dereck Lemyre (25); 22. 211 Brian Teeple (5); 23. 7 Jason Lungaro (10); 24. 13 Kacey Huffman (22); 25. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (13); 26. DNS 911L Nick Liverance; 27. DNS 79 Christopher Hale; 28. DNS 73 Rob Longboat. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Dinning 1-20; Hard Charger – Ken Sargent (+16 – 18th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (9); 2. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (7); 3. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON (6); 4. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (4); 5. 11 Risi George, Brantford, ON (5); 6. 211 Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (8); 7. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (3); 8. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON (2); 9. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (1); 10. DNS 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:55.694)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (4); 2. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (8); 3. 71 Frank Turkey Jr, Ohsweken, ON (6); 4. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (2); 5. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 6. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (5); 7. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON (1); 8. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON (3); 9. DNS 79 Christopher Hale, Guelph, ON

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (5); 2. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (2); 3. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON (4); 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (1); 5. 28r Robbie General, Hagersville, ON (7); 6. 72T Tanner Podwinski, Smithville, ON (8); 7. 72 Bill Podwinski, Smithville, ON (6); 8. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (3)

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (33 entries)

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks were the final Feature to hit the track for a 15-lap Feature. Davey Boughton drove from fifth to lead the opening lap, but Jason Dixon paced the field on lap two. Third-starting Kyle Wert stayed in the mix as well and challenged for the lead by running the high outside lane. He claimed the point on lap five and paced a tight battle up front until lap nine when Mark Bazuin took the top spot.

After a lap nine caution, Wert retook the lead, but was quickly under siege from B-Main winner Bobby Tolton and Brandon Janssens who were battling for second. It evolved into a three-wide battle for the lead with Wert out front until Janssens took the top spot for the final two laps and held off Tolton on the final corner for the win while Wert settled for third.

Martin Schroeder, Jonathan Ayrton and Bazuin were heat race winners while Tolton won the B-Main.

A-Feature (15 laps – No TIme)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens (16); 2. 13 Bobby Tolton (20); 3. 19 Kyle Wert (3); 4. 222 Nick Masi (18); 5. 21x Mark Bazuin (15); 6. 9 Tim DeBoer (24); 7. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (19); 8. 60 Martin Schroder (7); 9. 66 Jon Janssens (14); 10. 2 Matt Nuell (9); 11. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (10); 12. 6 Jason Dixon (2); 13. 63 Brandon Crumbie (21); 14. 6x Mike Sarantakos (6); 15. 16 Fabio Olivieri (11); 16. 96 Brian Crosgrove (8); 17. 81 Karl Sault (13); 18. 64 Doug Erskine (25); 19. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (4); 20. 69 Rob Twitchett (23); 21. 49 Gary Hodgson (22); 22. 79 Steve Miller (27); 23. 11 Mike Giberson (26); 24. 17 Mike Taylor (1); 25. 05 Dave Goodacre (28); 26. 26 Tim Nuell (12); 27. 63c Dave Crumbie (17); 28. 29x Davey Boughton (5); A-Feature Lap Leaders – Davey Boughton 1; Jason Dixon 2-4; Kyle Wert 5-8, 10-13; Mark Bazuin 9; Brandon Janssens 14-15; Hard Charger – Bobby Tolton (+18 – 20th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 2:18.590)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville, ON (10); 2. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON (4); 3. 29x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (7); 4. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford, ON (5); 5. 17 Michael Taylor, Hamilton, ON (1); 6. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas, ON (8); 7. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON (2); 8. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton, ON (11); 9. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (3); 10. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON (9); 11. 22 Brittani Myers, Brantford, ON (6)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas, ON (8); 2. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON (3); 3. 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton, ON (6); 4. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas, ON (9); 5. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON (11); 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON (5); 7. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville, ON (1); 8. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (7); 9. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (10); 10. 54 Chris French, Stratford, ON (4); 11. DNS 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer, ON (2)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (6); 3. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (3); 4. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (10); 5. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON (9); 6. 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton, ON (5); 7. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe, ON (7); 8. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (8); 9. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (4); 10. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (2); 11. 13x Kevin Hilborn, Brantford, ON (11)

B-Feature (8 laps – No Time )
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (9); 2. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (8); 3. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (7); 4. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton, ON (4); 5. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (10); 6. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON (3); 7. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (1); 8. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (11); 9. 54 Chris French, Stratford, ON (6); 10. 13x Kevin Hilborn, Brantford, ON (12); 11. DNS 22 Brittani Myers, Brantford, ON (2); 12. 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer, ON (5)
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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (20 entries)

Jake Maas took an early lead in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature after starting outside the front row and built sizeable lead. Eight-starting Gillian HIls was quickly on the move through and raced into second before taking the lead from Maas with a pass in turn three on lap five.

A lap seven restart slowed Hils, but didn’t stop her from dominating the rest of the race as she pulled away to the victory over Maas and Paul Longboat. Zach Buchwald and Dustin Longboat completed the top-five.

A-Feature (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON (8); 2. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON (2); 3. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (6); 4. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON (1); 5. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (10); 6. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON (5); 7. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON (9); 8. 21J Jared Bodnar, York, ON (3); 9. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON (7); 10. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON (16); 11. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON (18); 12. 49s Kyle Dinsmore, Brantford, ON (20); 13. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON (4); 14. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON (15); 15. 92 Jeremy Cooper, St. Catharines, ON (19); 16. 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON (13); 17. 67 Tommy Baldwin, Guelph, ON (17); 18. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON (12); 19. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (11); 20. DNS 37e Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21J Jared Bodnar, York, ON (5); 2. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON (2); 3. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON (9); 4. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (10); 5. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON (6); 6. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON (3); 7. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON (7); 8. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON (8); 9. 37e Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON (4); 10. 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON (1)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON (2); 2. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON (3); 3. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (6); 4. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON (8); 5. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON (1); 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (7); 7. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON (5); 8. 92 Jeremy Cooper, St. Catharines, ON (9); 9. 49s Kyle Dinsmore, Brantford, ON (10); 10. 67 Tommy Baldwin, Guelph, ON (4)
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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken Speedway wraps-up the month of August with two big events next week on back-to-back nights. On Thursday, August 24 it’s the Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Go Nuclear Late Model Series is also on the card. Advanced reserved tickets and camping are available online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com.

Then, on Friday, August 25, Ohsweken will be back in action with $5 Fan Appreciation Friday Night Excitement featuring a special Topless Open Late Model event, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, a 50-lap, $2000 Gale’s Auto Aftermarket challenge for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Race time for both events is 7:30pm. For addition event information, including ticket prices and gate times, 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, Meet and Greet with Tanner Fox on September 8 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 Kids Race: Kids Race is an action-packed race series covering 7 tracks across 2 provinces held each year in support of The Canadian National Autism Foundation. Kids Race was established in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for autism research and awareness. Shortly after speaking with and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans a common bond was formed. We realized that passion, dedication, family and the love of what we doing was something shared by everyone involved in the races. The races only happen once a year, but the work done for autism is a year-round process. For more information, visit www.kidsrace.ca.

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

About 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
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Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
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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

CHAD BRACHMANN RETURNS TO SITE OF FIRST SUPER DIRTcar SERIES WIN AT OHSWEKEN

From Super DIRTcar Series PR
Sanborn, NY Driver Looks For Repeat In Series’ Second Visit To Ohsweken

CONCORD, NC – August 18, 2017 – When the Super DIRTcar Series resumes action with its second-ever visit to Ohsweken Speedway on August 24, the winner of the inaugural stopover will look to repeat his triumph. Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY earned his first career Super DIRTcar Series win in the first-ever Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken on June 30, 2015 in what remains one of his greatest career accomplishments to date.

“The biggest thing I remember is finishing the redraw and thinking about how many good cars I had to pass to get to the front,” Brachmann recalled.

On the June night two years ago, Brachmann won his heat but pulled the number 11 starting position in the redraw. It didn’t bother him though as he raced through the top-10 and took the lead from Dale Planck on lap 63 before leading the final 13 laps to score the win.

“(The emotions) were overwhelming,” Brachmann said. “Knowing that it was the first race there for the Super DIRTcar Series and being my first Series win, it was pretty cool.”

Now Brachmann enters this year’s Triple Crown Showdown at the top of his game. The driver of the Chris Bellamy-owner No.3 is the current point leader in weekly DIRTcar 358 Modified competition at Merrittville Speedway where he has four wins to his credit so far this year.

He also earned a fifth-place finish in his first Series start of the season at Merrittville for the Bob St. Amand Memorial last Wednesday. As strong as Brachmann has been so far this year, he knows he’ll have to find another gear in order to beat the talented cast of Super DIRTcar Series full-time drivers for the second time.

“I don’t think there’s a greater feeling than to be able to run against the guys on the Super DIRTcar Series because you know what the level of professionalism is with the whole group,” Brachmann said. “You have to step up your game to the next level to compete with the guys when they come in just because of the amount of knowledge and experience they have.”

Brachman’s talent behind the wheel has certainly been a core part of his success this season, but he’s also quick to pass the credit where it’s due.

“I have a good team with myself and my dad working on the cars,” Brachmann said. “Chris Bellamy is the owner of the car and he basically provides me with everything I need to run well and be consistent.”

Clearly Brachmann has his program pointed in the right direction this season. Reaching the next level on Thursday night in order to repeat his impressive accomplishment will require a level-headed approach, he said.

“The key is going to be to keep it simple and don’t beat ourselves before we even get there,” Brachmann detailed. “We have to take the day as it is, the track conditions as they come and try to make the right calls and not try to overthink it.”

The Super DIRTcar Series returns to Ohsweken Speedway on Thursday, August 24 for the Triple Crown Showdown. The event also features 360 Sprints Cars and Crate Late Models with a $25,000 bonus to any driver who can win all three events or a $5,000 to win two. Super DIRTcar Series driver Stewart Friesen will be among the contenders competing in all three events. For additional event information, including advanced reserved tickets, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

News

RACE OF CHAMPIONS SPORTSMAN TOUR RETURNS FOR JIBS ACTION SPORTS AUTOGRAPH NIGHT AND KIDS RACE

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 16, 2017 – A massive night of racing is scheduled for Friday, August 18 at Ohsweken Speedway for Kids Race and Autograph Night presented by Jibs Action Sports. The Race of Champions Sportsman Tour returns to Ohsweken after the originally scheduled event was rained out on June 23. The race marks the second and final chance for Sportsman drivers to race at Ohsweken in 2017.

The remainder of this week’s schedule is action-packed after rain washed out last week’s Feature races. Double Features are on tap for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket all have full events on tap as well.

Friday is also the final Autograph Night of the Season where fans will be able to meet their favourite drivers up close for autographs and photos. It is also the second Kids Race in support of the Canadian National Autism Foundation (CNAF). A large contingent of CNAF supporters and representatives will be on hand to help promote autism awareness.

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.

Race of Champions Sportsman Tour
The Race of Champions Sportsman Tour last visited Ohsweken in 2016 at the Northern Crate Nationals when Chad Chevalier, a regular Sportsman driver in the Niagara Region, went to Victory Lane. Brad Rouse won the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour season opener at Humberstone Speedway on July and also won the Sportsman Feature at Ohsweken earlier this season  on July 25. Sportman Modifieds were a weekly division at Ohsweken until the conclusion of the 2007 season when they moved to a special event format. Jay Mallory of St. Catharines is the all-time Ohsweken Sportsman wins leader with 29 career victories. He’ll try for number 30 on Friday night. For additional information, visit www.rocmodifiedseries.com.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car drivers are tasked with a busy night of action. They will compete in double Features as last week’s race is made-up at the beginning of the night. Cory Turner and current division point leader Dylan Westbrook are scheduled to start on the front row for the first Feature before moving into the full regularly scheduled program. With no points awarded for last week’s rainout, Westbrook maintains his 44-point advantage over Jim Huppunen while Mikey Kruchka and Cory Turner sit tied for third. Mitch Brown rounds out the current top-five.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car drivers are eager to return to competition this week after three thrilling heat races last Friday night. Their rained out Feature will be made-up on Friday, August 25. The teams are reloaded for action this week and Mack DeMan once again enters as the point leader with a slim seven-point gap over Holly Porter. Porter’s teammate Jesse McDonald is 20 points off the lead in third while Mike Thorne and Shone Evans round out the top-five. 

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks resume action after some exciting heat races of their own last week. They’ll also compete in double Features on Friday night with Kacey Huffman and Bryce Richardson scheduled to start on the front row for the 20-lap main event. Dave Bailey continues to lead the point standings with a 73-point advantage over Dereck Lemyre. Ryan Dinning, Jim Lampman and Ken Sargent complete the current top-five in the division point standings.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks are set to hit the track again this week. All preliminary competition was completed for last week’s 42-lap Art Hill Memorial Feature, including four heat races and two B-Mains, but rain fell before the race could be run. It will be made-up on August 25. Drivers enter this week’s competition with a clean slate for another full points night. Jon Janssens remains the current point leader in car No.60x, but by just six markers over Mark Bazuin. Brandon Crumbie is third just nine points off the lead. Rookie driver Nick Masi remains in championship contention as well just 12 points off the lead while Tim DeBoer is 37 points back of the top spot in fifth.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers were the only division to complete Feature competition this year when Lucas Smith went to Victory Lane for the third time this season. The win grew his point lead to 48 markers over Gillians Hils. Paul Longboat, last week’s runner-up, is third while Dustin Longboat and Jerry Burnham complete the top-five.

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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, Meet and Greet with Tanner Fox on September 8 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 Kids Race: Kids Race is an action-packed race series covering 7 tracks across 2 provinces held each year in support of The Canadian National Autism Foundation. Kids Race was established in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for autism research and awareness. Shortly after speaking with and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans a common bond was formed. We realized that passion, dedication, family and the love of what we doing was something shared by everyone involved in the races. The races only happen once a year, but the work done for autism is a year-round process. For more information, visit www.kidsrace.ca.

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

About 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.

News

TANNER FOX RETURNS TO OHSWEKEN FOR MONSTER MASH ON SEPTEMBER 8

Two of the Monster Trucks that will compete at the Monster Mash are Temperature Rising and Anger Management. (Photos by Rod Henderson).

Will Drive Monster Truck at Special Event

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 16, 2017 –Tanner Fox is making a return to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 8 at the Action Xpo Monster Mash presented by Insta-Insulation. After rain left Tanner Fox unable to compete during the first-ever ActionXpo on July 1, Ohsweken is excited to have the Californian YouTube star returning to drive a Monster Truck at the show. The event will feature four Monster Trucks, including Overkill Evolution and Higher Education, as well as Anger Management and Temperature Rising.

Ohsweken is also excited to announce it is hosting an exclusive paid VIP Meet and Greet with Tanner Fox from 5:00pm to 7:00pm prior to the event. Meet and Greet tickets will be for sale for $75 each and include one Youth Meet and Greet ticket and two tickets to the event. Only 300 Meet and Greet tickets are available and are being sold exclusively online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/.

Additional event tickets are available for $14 for Adults, $3 for Kids age 7-12 while Kids 6 and Under are free but do require a ticket. In addition to the Tanner Fox Meet and Greet, fans will also see him and three other Monster Trucks in action in a thrilling freestyle contest.

Also scheduled for competition at the event are Ohsweken’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, the first Scramble race for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and Mechanics Races for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Event time is 7:30pm. For additional information on Ohsweken Speedway, including a full schedule of 2017 events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.
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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 18 when Jibs Action Sports presents the second Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation and Autograph Night. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will run their make-up Features from this week’s rainout as well as complete programs for the new night of competition. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will also be in action for a full night of racing. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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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, Meet and Greet with Tanner Fox on September 8 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 Insta-Insulation: Insta-Insulation has been satisfying customers since 1991, delivering superior service, expertise, and insulation products in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Southwestern Ontario. They provide only the best to their customers, and they are committed to helping you save money, and get the most out of your investment. As the official insulation contractor for Mike Holmes of Holmes Inspection and Bryan Baeumler of Leave it to Bryan, Insta-Insulation is held to the highest customer expectations on a daily basis. Insta-Insulation boasts knowledgeable and skilled people throughout every level of their company across all of its Ontario markets. Call Insta-Insulation toll-free at 1-800-668-0311, and visit their website at www.InstaInsulation.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

LUCAS SMITH WINS ON HALLOWEEN IN AUGUST NIGHT; REMAINING FEATURES POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

Rained Out Features Rescheduled for August 18 and 25

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 11, 2017 – A total of 128 cars filled the pit area at Ohsweken Speedway for Halloween in August presented by Renway Energy featuring the Art Hill Memorial. The Ohsweken Junior Fan Club stole the show with dozens of kids turning out in costume for the special Halloween-themed night.

On the racetrack, Lucas Smith found his way to Victory Lane in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature. Unfortunately, it was the only Feature completed as rain fell to wash out the remaining four Features.

With preliminary and qualifying competition already complete for all divisions, the remaining Feature races have been rescheduled. Features for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will be run on Friday, August 18. The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks’ 42-lap Art Hill Memorial will be contested on Friday, August 25 along with the make-up race for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
August 11, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Art Hill Memorial and Halloween in August presented by Renway Energy
Total Entries – 128

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (14 Entries)

Before the rain washed away Feature competition, Jim Huppunen and Jake Brown picked up heat race wins. Huppunen started outside the front row of heat one and drove away to a convincing win over fifth-starting Mitch Brown. In heat two, Mitch’s younger brother Jake Brown went from sixth to the lead and claimed the win to earn the victory and Nathan Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award. Cory Turner and Dylan Westbrook are scheduled to start on the front row for the 20-lap main event when the Feature is run on August 18.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)

Rained Out – Rescheduled for August 18

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time:)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (2); 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (5); 3. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (4); 5. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (3); 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (6)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (6); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON (5); 3. 01K Mike Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (3); 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (7); 5. 21J John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (2); 6. 22 Jim Porter, Grand Island, NY {4); 7. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (1)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Jake Brown
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 Entries)

In Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car action, fans saw furious battles all around the tracks as drivers fought for one of five transfer positions to the A-Feature in their respective heat races. Brian Nanticoke, Holly Porter and Mike Thorne came away with victories. Hannah Ferrell’s run from eighth to second in heat one earned her the Nathan Ackland Insurance Top Gun award. Cody Day started outside the front row of the B-Main and drove to the win over other transfers Jacob Dykstra, Conor Mahoney, Eric McGlone and Lofton Schuts. Liam Martin and Hannah Ferrell are scheduled to roll off on the front row when the race is made-up on August 25.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Rained Out – Feature Rescheduled for August 25

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.162)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken , ON (1); 2. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (8); 3. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (2); 4. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (3); 5. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (6); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (9); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (5); 8. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (4); 9. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (10); 10. DNS 04x Mike Bell, Jr., Hagersville, ON (7)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:36.806)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (1); 2. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (4); 3. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (2); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (9); 5. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (3); 6. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (6); 7. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (7); 8. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (5); 9. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (10); 10. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (8)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (3); 3. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (2); 4. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (4); 5. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (7); 6. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (5); 7. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (9); 8. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (6); 9. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (8); 10. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (10)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 44 Cody Day (2); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra (1); 3. 5c Conor Mahoney (4); 4. 6m Eric McGlone (3); 5. 10 Lofton Schuts (12); 6. 08 Steven Beckett (15); 7. 15 Dan Nanticoke (5); 8. 18x Davey Boughton (6); 9. 7 Caleb Wood (11); 10. 5 DJ Christie (14); 11. 38 Derek Miller (10); 12. 88h Josh Hansen (8); 13. 9 Paul Ballantyne (9); 14. 8h Matt Hill (7); 15. DNS 04x Mike Bell, Jr. (13)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Hannah Ferrell
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (23 Entries)

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks had three heat races with furious side-by-side racing. Chris Dickie claimed a win in heat one after a great battle with Bryce Richardson. Jason Lungaro claimed heat two and Ryan Dinning edged point leader Dave Bailey to win heat three. Kacey Huffman and Bryce Richardson will roll from the pole when the Feature takes the green flag on August 18.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Rained Out – Rescheduled for August 18

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:49.056)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (4); 2. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (2); 3. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 4. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON (6); 5. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON (3); 6. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON (8); 7. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (1); 8. 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON (5)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (2); 2. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (4); 3. 71 Frank Turkey Jr, Ohsweken, ON (7); 4. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (8); 5. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (5); 6. 79 Christopher Hale, Guelph, ON (3); 7. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON (1); 8. DQ 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (6)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (2); 2. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (5); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (4); 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (1); 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (3); 6. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON (6); 7. 73 Rob Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (7)

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (40 Entries)

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks signed-in 40 cars strong for their biggest event of the year, the $1,000-to-win Art Hill Memorial. The 42-lap Feature is also their longest race of the year. Four qualifying heat races saw four- and five-wide racing as drivers attempted to earn a top-five finish position and transfer into the event. Brandon Janssens, Bobby Tolton, Brandon Crumbie and Jonathan Ayrton all came away with heat race wins. Olivier Larocque and Mike Sarantakos won the pair of B-Mains. When the Art Hill Memorial rolls to the line in two weeks on August 25, defending race winner Jake Bazuin and his brother Mark Bazuin will start on the front row.

Art Hill Memorial A-Feature (42 laps – No Time)
Rained Out – Rescheduled for August 25

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (4); 2. 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton, ON (8); 3. 29x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (2); 4. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON (7); 5. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville, ON (3); 6. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (6); 7. 91 Olivier Larocque, Port Colborne, ON (5); 8. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (10); 9. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (1); 10. 54 Chris French, Stratford, ON (9)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps –Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (3); 2. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (8); 3. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (2); 4. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe, ON (6); 5. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville, ON (10); 6. 81 Glen Hils, Dundas, ON (1); 7. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON (7); 8. 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton, ON (4); 9. NF 38m Matthew Moore, Port Hope, ON (5); 10. 90 Chad Smelser, Dunnville, ON (9)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (5); 2. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (3); 3. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON (4); 4. 11t Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (2); 5. 13x Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (8); 6. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford, ON (7); 7. 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer, ON (1); 8. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON (6); 9. 13M Daniel McKay, Thorold, ON (10); 10. 4x Jason Coutu, St. Catharines, ON (9)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas, ON (4); 2. 21j Jake Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (10); 3. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON (1); 4. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON (3); 5. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON (8); 6. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas, ON (9); 7. 17 Michael Taylor, Hamilton, ON (5); 8. 42 Joe DeBoer, St. George, ON (7); 9. 19w Trevor Want, Chippawa, ON (6); 10. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (2)

B-Feature 1 (6 laps – 4 Transfer – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 91 Olivier Larocque (3); 2. 66 Jon Janssens (5); 3. 9 Tim DeBoer (1); 4. 6 Jason Dixon (2); 5. 69 Rob Twitchett (7); 6. 8 Barry Westman (4); 7. 79 Steve Miller (6); 8. 54 Chris French (9); 9. 13M Daniel McKay (8); 10. DNS 4x Jason Coutu (10)

B-Feature 2 (6 laps – 4 Transfer – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 6x Mike Sarantakos (1); 2. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (2); 3. 16 Fabio Olivieri (5); 4. 42 Joe DeBoer (6); 5. 19w Trevor Want (8); 6. 05 Dave Goodacre (3); 7. 11 Mike Giberson (10); 8. 17 Michael Taylor (4); 9. NF 38m Matthew Moore (7); 10. DNS 90 Chad Smelser (9);
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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (21 Entries)

Jared Bodnar and Zach Buchwald led the 20-car Bomber Feature to the line. Bodnar jumped out to an early advantage before he was slowed by a caution on lap two when Jake Maas stopped on the front straightaway. The division point leader, Lucas Smith, used the opportunity to his advantage as he darted to the lead past Bodnar.

Bodnar faded over the next four laps as Paul Longboat, Dustin Longboat, Jerry Burnham and Cody Sommerville all got by to relegate him outside the top-five. Smith had built a convincing lead throughout the lapped traffic with a smooth and consistent pace. Without another caution, it was a gap that neither Paul or Dustin Longboat could overcome as they settled for second and third, respectively, while Smith extended his point lead with another win. Sommerville was fourth, while Bodnar raced his way back to the final spot in the top-five.

A-Feature (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49L Lucas Smith (10); 2. 188 Paul Longboat (4); 3. 155 Dustin Longboat (9); 4. 517 Cody Sommerville (7); 5. 21J Jared Bodnar (1); 6. 92 Jeremy Cooper (12); 7. 14 Jerry Burnham (5); 8. 3 Alex Maas (17); 9. 01 Tristan Da Silva (6); 10. 23 Dusty DeBoer (20); 11. 6e Enya Robinson (8); 12. 78 Aidan Nigh (3); 13. 177 Tim Jamieson (15); 14. 32 Gillian Hils (18); 15. 37e Eric Maas (16); 16. 49s Kyle Dinsmore (19); 17. 86 Zach Buchwald (2); 18. 01p Adam Plazek (14); 19. 37 Jake Maas (11); 20. DNS 22b Brooke Nelson; 21. DNS 22a Ashley Nelson

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON (2); 2. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (9); 3. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON (10); 4. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON (11); 5. 21J Jared Bodnar (8); 6. 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON (1); 7. 01p Adam Plazek, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 8. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON (3); 9. 37e Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON (6); 10. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON (7); 11. DNS 22a Ashley Nelson, Hamilton, ON (5)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON (1); 2. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON (6); 3. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON (3); 4. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON (2); 5. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (7); 6. 92 Jeremy Cooper, St. Catharines, ON (9); 7. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON (4); 8. 49s Kyle Dinsmore, Brantford, ON (10); 9. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (8); 10. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON (5)
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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 18 when Jibs Action Sports presents the second Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation and Autograph Night. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will run their make-up Features from this week’s rainout as well as complete programs for the new night of competition. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will also be in action for a full night of racing. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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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 Renway Energy: Renway Fuels & Lubricants offers a comprehensive line of petroleum products including fuels (gasoline, diesel, furnace oil, stove oil, and propane), lubricants (agricultural, commercial, industrial, and automotive), and filters (oil, fuel, air, and hydraulic). Renway Heating & Cooling is a complete residential and light commercial heating (oil, natural gas, and propane), air conditioning, sheet metal fabrication, and ventilation contractor. This family-owned business prides itself on providing quality products coupled with professional, courteous service you can rely on. Renway’s continued success is built on customer satisfaction, and Renway has returned as the official fuel supplier of Ohsweken Speedway for 2015. Drop by the Renway office at 56 Henry Street in Brantford, call them at 519-752-6777 or toll free at 1-888-553-5550, and check out their website at www.Renway.ca.

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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2017 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS – ENTRY LIST

2017 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
September 14-16, 2017

Thursday, September 14: Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Test & Tune
Friday, September 15: Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals
Saturday, September 16: Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

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2017 ENTRY LIST (66 – as of September 15, 2017)

# Name – Hometown – Primary Sponsor
0 Holly Porter (R) – Delhi ON Canada – Case IH
0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown ON Canada – Corr/Pak Merchandising
2 Dave Axton – Port Byron NY USA – Highside Racewear
3 Denny Peebles (R) – Lowville NY USA – Westward Painting
3g Carson Macedo – Lemoore CA USA – Weld Wheels
3r Shane Ross – Thedford ON Canada – Jericho Road Motorsports
5c Conor Mahoney – Waterdown ON Canada – Mahoney Inspection Services
5w Ryan Coniam – Denver CO USA – Corr/Pak Merchandising
6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford ON Canada – Vipond Fire Protection
7 Dylan Swiernik – Port Leyden NY USA – MG Timber Harvesting
9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle ON Canada – BigRoad
10 Jeff Cook – Antwerp NY USA – Rt. 37 Building Supply
10b Mitch Brown – Brantford ON Canada – Burger Barn
10h Kelly Hebing (R) – Ontario NY USA – Mohawk Northeast
10pc Paulie Colagiovanni – Cicero NY USA – Donath Motor Worx
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON Canada – Charlie Bee Honey
11r Chase Ridenour – Perry MI USA – Ridenour’s Auto Repair & Towing
14 Coleman Gulick – Chenango Forks NY USA – Scorpion Security Products Inc.
14h Jim Huppunen – Welland ON Canada – Gibbons Contracting
14w Brett Wright (R) – East Chatham NY USA – J&D Waste Equipment
15 Mike Ferrell – London ON Canada – Four Wide Design
15h Sam Hafertepe Jr.* – Rockwall TX USA – Townline Variety
16 Ryan Ruhl – Coldwater MI USA – After Hours Racing
17 Jared Horstman – Cloverdale OH USA – M&W Construction
17x Dain Naida – Adrian MI USA – Ackland Insurance
18 Josh Shantz – St. Agatha ON Canada – Kal Tire
18r Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY USA – Young Drivers of Canada
19k Paul Kinney – Durhamville NY USA – Buell Fuels
21 Alex Vigneault – Trois-Rivieres QC Canada – Fondations 55
21j John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams ON Canada – Doughty & Williamson
22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON Canada – Gilletta Flooring
22h Randy Hannagan – Pittsboro IN USA – Starke County Co-Op
22p Jonathan Preston (R) – Romulus NY USA – Speedway Performance
23 Devon Dobie (R) – Wapakoneta OH USA – Ferris Commercial Mowers
28 Phil Gressman – Fremont OH USA – Ronnie French Commercial Washer & Dryer
28f Davie Franek (R) – Wantage NJ USA – Dave Franek Auto Sales
28fm Steve Poirier*** – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada – Fondations 4 Saisons
35 Jared Zimbardi – Bradford PA USA – Bundle of Warmth
36 Matt Billings – Brockville ON Canada – RPM Automotive
38 Tyler Hendricks – Chatham ON Canada – CF Industrial
45 Chuck Hebing – Ontario NY USA – Wilkins RV
47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland ON Canada – Ohsweken Speedway
49 Scott Kreutter – Alden NY USA – Fiberworks Composites
49x TBA (Owner – Trey Hoddick) – Casey’s Truck Salvage
51 Bryan Howland* – Union Springs NY USA – Filtrec Corporation
53 Shawn Donath – South Onondaga NY USA – Pitre Painting
55 Mark Smith – Sunbury PA USA – Lettrage Pixel
57 Charlie Sandercock – Trenton ON Canada – Lawns We Do
67 Pete Richardson (R) – Vernon NY USA – Prestige Pool & Spa
67c Steve Collins – Belfast NY USA – Kistler Racing Products
67x Parker Price-Miller* – Kokomo IN USA – Townline Variety
77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON Canada – Townline Variety
79 Jordan Thomas – Harding PA USA – Mechanical Service Co.
80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines ON Canada – Golfi Concrete & Drain
85 Dustin Daggett – Portland MI USA – Sweet Manufacturing
87 Jason Barney – Brewerton NY USA – 87speed
87s George Suprick – Clarks Summit PA USA – EIO Waste Solutions Inc.
88c Chad Miller (R) – Amsterdam NY USA – Miller Excavating
89 Robbie Stillwaggon – Delran NJ USA – Quality Auto Body
90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby ON Canada – TC Engine Works
90t Matt Tanner – Stephentown NY USA – Rifenburg Contracting Corp.
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON Canada – Aces Bar & Grill
97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON Canada – KT Tobacco
98 Joe Trenca – Clay NY USA – Mucci Motorsports
1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford ON Canada – Hill’s Tire
123 Yan Bilodeau – Victoriaville QC Canada – Garage Bilodeau

(R) – eligible for Rookie of the Nationals Award
* – Former winner

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