2017 Results, CSCN, Headlines

MACEDO AND THORNE TAKE WINS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

By Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2017) Ohsweken, Ontario – 80 drivers signed in to race at the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday. Carson Macedo and Mike Thorne visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
PRESENTED BY ARROW EXPRESS
TOTAL ENTRIES – 80

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CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (58 entries)
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Carson Macedo appeared set to decide who would win the 13th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals between themselves, but Jordan Thomas did more than just keep the two stars honest; Thomas took the runner-up spot away from Hafertepe with three laps to go in the 35 lap feature, and tried to run Macedo down for the win. Macedo was not to be denied though, and became the first Californian to win the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, while Thomas settled for the runner-up spot, and Hafertepe held on to finish third. Ryan Susice moved up steadily to finish fourth, while a late charge moved Dylan Westbrook from eighth to fifth during the last two laps.

Hafertepe took the early lead with Macedo in tow, but the race slowed after just three laps when Jonathan Preston, Dain Naida, and Bryan Howland were caught in a jingle. Naida was able to keep rolling and Howland restarted the race at the tail, but Preston’s car suffered damage which ended his race. Double-file restarts were new to the Nationals in 2017, and the new wrinkle made things interesting when the green flag flew again with 32 laps left. Shawn Donath attempted to get past Macedo and Hafertepe on this restart, but the two front row starters were able to break away again.

The leaders encountered traffic with ten laps complete, and Macedo made small gains on the leader as Hafertepe tried to get through the congestion. Before the traffic could play a larger role, the race was stopped when Dain Naida crashed hard in the first turn; Fortunately Naida was able to climb uninjured from his heavily-damaged machine. Macedo and Donath used the ensuing double-file restart to make runs at Hafertepe’s lead, and those three briefly raced three-wide out of turn two. Macedo was able to steal the lead, but Hafertepe fought back to retake the top spot on lap 16. Jordan Thomas also made his move into the top three during this stint, passing Dustin Daggett and Shawn Donath in quick succession.

Hafertepe, Macedo, and Thomas began to encounter traffic again as the race reached the halfway point. The top three drivers were very close together with ten laps left, while Jared Horstman was making gains on them until briefly slipping off the edge of the track. Hafertepe doggedly continued to hold the lead despite a partially deflated right rear tire, but a brief pocket of open track allowed Macedo a chance to make the winning move in the bottom groove with six laps remaining. Thomas was subsequently able to pin Hafertepe behind a lapped car and take the second spot, but Macedo threaded his way through traffic and locked down the $12,000 USD win.

“For awhile there I couldn’t decide what I was going to do,” Macedo noted after the race. “I got my wing back a little bit and got settled down and got patient. Sam’s a hell of a racer and just to compete with him at this level is pretty awesome.”

While the win was Macedo’s first at Ohsweken, it was far from the first one for the Joe Gaerte Racing team; Shane Stewart drove the #3g to three CSCN victories before moving on to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with Larson/Marks Racing.

“This 3g team is awesome,” Macedo exclaimed. “These guys – Tim Norman, Cindy Norman, Joe Gaerte[…]this car is always fast and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive it. (Ohsweken Speedway) is awesome. If I could race here all the time, I definitely would. I do this for a living so I travel around and I get to race at a lot of places and have a lot of fun, so that’s what it’s all about. Thanks to these fans for coming out. This place is awesome and I can’t wait to come back.”

Despite finishing second, Jordan Thomas was ecstatic with his team’s results over the weekend.

“This is a win for us, and I’m at a loss for words,” Thomas revealed. “Beating the best in the business with Hafertepe behind us second to Maceo, it’s…I’m at a loss for words.”

Hafertepe wasn’t quite so happy with third, but the 2011 CSCN winner was philosophical after the race.

“Hat’s off to Carson – he drove a really good race,” Hafertepe observed. “We fought a little bleeder issue there right before the A (feature) started and we thought we had it fixed, and then just later in the race we had about nine pounds there in the right rear. With the track condition that it was, we weren’t going to get it done like that. I felt like we had the car to beat and flexed a lot of strength all weekend long, but Carson’s a good racer and we raced real hard and clean and he deserved to win tonight.”

NOTES:
-66 cars filed pre-entries for the 13th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, with 58 officially competing on Saturday night. Engine problems and crashes on Thursday and Friday kept a number of drivers out of competition on Saturday; The most notable absence was that of three-time CSCN winner Steve Poirier, who suffered a back injury in a crash during the Night Before the Nationals event on Friday.
-Also absent from competition on Saturday were long-time CSCN competitors Glenn Styres and Rick Wilson. Styres is still feeling the effects of a crash earlier in the summer, while Wilson was in attendance as a crew member. Wilson had attempted to qualify for all 12 previous editions of the Nationals, but was unable to bring his car and race team this year. While he did participate in time trials, Jared Zimbardi is also recovering from a recent crash and scratched from the remainder of the evening.
-Bryan Howland and Dain Naida both looked to finish their Sprint Car careers on high notes, but neither were able to finish. Howland’s night ended with engine problems on lap five, while Naida brought out the red flag with a hard crash on lap 12.
-Drivers from two Canadian provinces and eight American states attempted to qualify for the 13th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
-Nine drivers competed in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the first time, including Davie Franek who earned the Fine Touch Collision Rookie of the Nationals Award.
-Sam Hafertepe Jr. collected the Grisdale Racing Products Fastest Qualifier Award, while Steve Lyons claimed the Inside Track Motorsport News Fastest Canadian Qualifier award.
-Davie Franek started 26th and finished 11th in the A-Feature to claim the Grisdale Racing Products Hard Charger Award.
-Ryan Ruhl and his team were chosen for Corr/Pak Merchandising “Bill Peer Memorial” Best Appearing Car Award honours.
-Ryan Coniam’s #5w team was awarded the Travis Rutz Long Tow Award presented by Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel. Originally from Burlington, Ontario, Coniam now resides in Colorado, while his car and race team are based in North Carolina.
-George Suprick and Yan Bilodeau split the Eagle Chassis bonus from Mike Emhof Motorsports.
-Coleman Gulick and Jeff Cook earned Mach 1 Chassis bonuses, while Gulick also received a bonus for driving the highest-finishing Mach 1 Chassis.
-The highest-finishing drivers from each of the six official CSCN affiliate sanctions earned bonus prize money, including Paul Kinney (Empire Super Sprints), Jared Horstman (Great Lakes Super Sprints), Dustin Daggett (National Racing Alliance), Dylan Westbrook (Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Cars), Jordan Thomas (Patriot Sprint Tour), and Shawn Sliter (Southern Ontario Sprints).

A-FEATURE (Started) 35 laps – NT
1. 3g Carson Macedo (2)
2. 79 Jordan Thomas (5)
3. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1)
4. 18 Ryan Susice (9)
5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (13)
6. 17 Jared Horstman (3)
7. 85 Dustin Daggett (4)
8. 19k Paul Kinney (14)
9. 53 Shawn Donath (7)
10. 10b Mitch Brown (11)
11. 28f Davie Franek (26)
12. 11r Chase Ridenour (8)
13. 67c Steve Collins (19)
14. 14 Coleman Gulick (18)
15. 87 Jason Barney (27)
16. 14h Jim Huppunen (29)
17. 49 Scott Kreutter (16)
18. 67x Parker Price-Miller (24)
19. 16 Ryan Ruhl (15)
20. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (22)
21. 10 Jeff Cook (21)
22. 1-10 Jake Brown (30)
23. 22 Shawn Sliter (25)
24. 0 Holly Porter (23)
25. 90 Matt Tanner (28)
26. DNF 22h Randy Hannagan (20)
27. DNF 97 Cory Turner (17)
28. DNF 17x Dain Naida (6)
29. DNF 51 Bryan Howland (12)
30. DNF 22p Jonathan Preston (10)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1-11, 16-29), Carson Macedo (12-15, 30-35)
Hard Charger – Davie Franek (+15)

AWARDS:
-Fine Touch Collision Rookie of the Nationals Award ($500 CAD) – Davie Franek
-Corr/Pak Merchandising Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car Award ($350 CAD) – Ryan Ruhl
-Grisdale Racing Products Fastest Qualifier Award ($300 CAD) – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
-Inside Track Motorsport News Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award ($300 CAD) – Steve Lyons
-Travis Rutz Long Tow Award presented by Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel ($250 CAD) – Ryan Coniam
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Hard Charger Award ($200 CAD) – Davie Franek
-Empire Super Sprints Highest Finishing ESS Driver ($250 USD) – Paul Kinney
-Specialty Fuels & Logistics Highest Finishing GLSS Driver ($200 USD) – Jared Horstman
-Ohsweken Speedway Highest Finishing Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Driver ($250 CAD) – Dylan Westbrook
-Patriot Sprint Tour Highest Finishing PST Driver ($200 USD) – Jordan Thomas
-Brighton Speedway Highest Finishing SOS Driver ($200 CAD) – Shawn Sliter
-Mike Emhof Motorsports Eagle Chassis Bonus – George Suprick ($100 USD) & Yan Bilodeau ($100 USD)
-Mach 1 Chassis Bonus – Coleman Gulick ($300 USD) & Jeff Cook ($100 USD)

GROUP TIME TRIAL FLIGHT #1 (Overall Rank)
1. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON, 13.803 (2), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON, 13.826 (3), 3. 0 Holly Porter, Delhi ON, 13.939 (6), 4. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON, 13.971 (8), 5. 16 Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater MI, 13.991 (11), 6. 51 Bryan Howland, Union Springs NY, 14.044 (14), 7. 53 Shawn Donath, South Onondaga NY, 14.044 (15), 8. 79 Jordan Thomas, Harding PA, 14.056 (16), / 9. 11r Chase Ridenour, Perry MI, 14.096 (18), 10. 2 Dave Axton, Port Byron NY, 14.097 (19), 11. 22h Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro IN, 14.106 (21), 12. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON, 14.181 (28), 13. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON, 14.223 (32), 14. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON, 14.261 (35), 15. 45 Chuck Hebing, Ontario NY, 14.319 (38), 16. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY, 14.379 (41), 17. 123 Yan Bilodeau, Victoriaville QC, 14.430 (42), 18. 88c Chad Miller, Amsterdam NY, 14.468 (43), 19. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON, 14.690 (54), 20. 67 Pete Richardson, Vernon NY, NT (58)

GROUP TIME TRIAL FLIGHT #2 (Overall Rank)
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr., Rockwall TX, 13.714 (1), 2. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast NY, 13.868 (4), 3. 28f Davie Franek, Wantage NJ, 13.936 (5), 4. 3g Carson Macedo, Lemoore CA, 13.960 (7), 5. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden NY, 13.972 (9), 6. 10b Mitch Brown, Brantford ON, 13.975 (10), 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON, 14.038 (12), 8. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON, 14.041 (13), / 9. 23 Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta OH, 14.098 (20), 10. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON, 14.117 (23), 11. 17 Jared Horstman, Cloverdale OH, 14.143 (25), 12. 7c Dylan Swiernik, Port Leyden NY, 14.177 (27), 13. 80 Chris Steele, 14.194, (29), 14. 35 Jared Zimbardi, Bradford PA, 14.201 (30), 15. 98 Joe Trenca, Clay NY, 14.210 (31), 16. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, Delran NJ, 14.226 (33), 17. 28 Phil Gressman, Fremont OH, 14.227 (34), 18. 87 George Suprick, Clarks Summit PA, 14.334 (39), 19. 36 Matt Billings, Brockville ON, 14.356 (40), 20. 21j John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams ON, 14.627 (52)

GROUP TIME TRIAL FLIGHT #3 (Overall Rank)
1. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN, 14.079 (17), 2. 19k Paul Kinney, Durhamville NY, 14.116 (22), 3. 22p Jonathan Preston, 14.123, Romulus NY (24), 4. 18r Ryan Susice, Ransomville NY, 14.175 (26), 5. 17x Dain Naida, Adrian MI, 14.302 (36), 6. 10 Jeff Cook, Antwerp NY, 14.309 (37), 7. 14 Coleman Gulick, Chenango Forks NY, 14.485 (44), 8. 0c Cole Macdonald, Waterdown ON, 14.501 (45), / 9. 14w Brett Wright, East Chatham NY, 14.522 (46), 10. 85 Dustin Daggett, Portland MI, 14.559 (47), 11. 5w Ryan Coniam, Denver CO, 14.566 (48), 12. 10h Kelly Hebing, Ontario NY, 14.568 (49), 13. 90 Matt Tanner, Stephentown NY,14.569 (50), 14. 57 Charlie Sandercock, Trenton ON, 14.589 (51), 15. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON, 14.658 (53), 16. 3 Denny Peebles, Lowville NY, 14.761 (55), 17. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown ON, 14.839 (56), 18. 15 Mike Ferrell, London ON, 15.077 (57)

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 10 laps – NT
1. 53 Shawn Donath (1), 2. 11r Chase Ridenour (5), 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (2), / 4. 0 Holly Porter (3), 5. 91 Ryan Turner (7), 6. 22h Randy Hannagan (6), 7. 9 Steve Lyons (4), 8. 123 Yan Bilodeau (9), 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (10), 10. DNF 45 Chuck Hebing (8)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 10 laps – NT
1. 79 Jordan Thomas (1), 2. 51 Bryan Howland (2), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4), / 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (6), 5. 87 Jason Barney (8), 6. 77x Alex Hill (3), 7. 88c Chad Miller (9), 8. 3r Shane Ross (7), 9. 2 Dave Axton (5), 10. DNS 67 Pete Richardson (10)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 10 laps – NT
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (6), 3. 49 Scott Kreutter (2), / 4. 28f Davie Franek (3), 5. 98 Joe Trenca (8), 6. 23 Devon Dobie (5), 7. 28 Phil Gressman (9), 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (1), 9. 80 Chris Steele (7), 10. 36 Matt Billings (10)

HEAT RACE #4 (Started) 10 laps – 2:26.032
1. 3g Carson Macedo (3), 2. 10 Mitch Brown 2(), 3. 97 Cory Turner (1), / 4. 67c Steve Collins (4), 5. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (8), 6. 7 Dylan Swiernik (6), 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (5), 8. 87s George Suprick (9), 9. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (10), 10. DNS 35 Jared Zimbardi (7)

HEAT RACE #5 (Started) 10 laps – NT
1. 17x Dain Naida (2), 2. 22p Jonathan Preston (3), 3. 14 Coleman Gulick (1), / 4. 14w Brett Wright (5), 5. 90 Matt Tanner (7), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (8), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (9), 8. DNF 67x Parker Price-Miller (4), 9. DNF 5w Ryan Coniam (6)

HEAT RACE #6 (Started) 10 laps – 2:29.617
1. 85 Dustin Daggett (5), 2. 18r Ryan Susice (3), 3. 19k Paul Kinney (4), / 4. 10 Jeff Cook (2), 5. 0c Cole Macdonald (1), 6. 3 Denny Peebles (8), 7. 10h Kelly Hebing (6), 8. 57 Charlie Sandercock (7), 9. 15 Mike Ferrell (9)

B-FEATURE #1 (Started) 12 laps – NT
1. 67c Steve Collins (3), 2. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (1), / 3. 28f Davie Franek (4), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (8), 5. 80 Chris Steele (11), 6. 7 Dylan Swiernik (6), 7. 28 Phil Gressman (5), 8. 87s George Suprick (9), 9. 36 Matt Billings (13), 10. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (10), 11. DNF 98 Joe Trenca (2), 12. DNF 38 Tyler Hendricks (12), 13. DNS 23 Devon Dobie (7), 14. DNS 35 Jared Zimbardi (14)

B-FEATURE #2 (Started) 12 laps – 3:04.816
1. 22h Randy Hannagan (6), 2. 0 Holly Porter (4), / 3. 87 Jason Barney (2), 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (1), 5. 77x Alex Hill (7), 6. 91 Ryan Turner (3), 7. 3r Shane Ross (10), 8. 123 Yan Bilodeau (8), 9. 88c Chad Miller (5), 10. 9 Steve Lyons (9), 11. 22 Shawn Sliter (11), 12. DNF 2 Dave Axton (12), 13. DNS 45 Chuck Hebing (13)

B-FEATURE #3 (Started) 12 laps – NT
1. 10 Jeff Cook (3), 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller (10), / 3. 90 Matt Tanner (2), 4. 14w Brett Wright (1), 5. 3 Denny Peebles (4), 6. 5w Ryan Coniam (12), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly (5), 8. 0c Cole Macdonald (7), 9. 57 Charlie Sandercock (9), 10. 15 Mike Ferrell (11), 11. DNF 10h Kelly Hebing (8), 12. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (6), 13. DNS 67 Pete Richardson (13)

POLE DASH (Started) 5 laps – 1:14.294 NTR
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2), 2. 3g Carson Macedo (4), 3. 17 Jared Horstman (3), 4. 85 Dustin Daggett (1), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (8), 6. 17x Dain Naida (3), 7. 53 Shawn Donath (7), 8. 11r Chase Ridenour (5)

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTERS: 22 Shawn Sliter (Southern Ontario Sprints)

ADDED A-FEATURE STARTERS: 28f Davie Franek, 14h Jim Huppunen, 87 Jason Barney, 1-10 Jake Brown, 90 Matt Tanner

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Although the boxscore shows Mike Thorne leading all but one of the 20 laps in the Crate Sprint Car feature, the win did not come easily to the former Thunder Stock champ. Thorne fought off challenges from several drivers to claim the second Crate Sprint Car feature win of his career. Polesitter Eric McGlone led the first lap and raced side-by-side with Thorne several times through the first half of the final Crate Sprint Car feature of the season.

The first yellow flag of the race flew on the third lap, as Aaron Turkey and Brian Nanticoke crashed in turn one; Both were uninjured, but Turkey’s car was damaged too much to continue. Thorne and McGlone continued their race for the lead after the race restarted, while a good race also developed for the third spot between Jesse Costa and Jerry Hill. McGlone was again wheel-to-wheel with Thorne at the halfway signal, but Thorne used traffic to slip away while Costa and DeMan moved into second and third. With five laps left, Costa looked ready to pounce on Thorne until a collision between Hannah Ferrell and Josh Hansen brought out a yellow flag.

Costa was unable to get back into his rhythm after the race restarted and gave up the second spot to DeMan, but Thorne thwarted DeMan’s plans for last-lap heroics by diving low in the third turn. DeMan settled for the runner-up position in his final race for the Barr Motorsports team, while Costa held onto third. McGlone and Holly Porter rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Mike Thorne, Eric McGlone, and Shone Evans.

“On that restart I saw (DeMan) was in third,” Thorne noted. “I wanted to get a good restart…I saw him out of the corner of my eye down in (turn) one and wanted to make sure I covered the bottom down (in turn three) – It worked out good!”

Despite the runner-up finish, DeMan leaves the Crate Sprint Cars as the division’s all-time feature win leader. The standout driver on both dirt and pavement will take his talents to the 360 Sprint Car division next season.

“I can’t say enough about this track, the facility, the safety crew, the friendliness,” DeMan exclaimed. “I came from asphalt and I didn’t know anybody here. Everybody was so welcoming and I’ve had so much fun. All the competitors in this Crate division are top notch. I’ve had a lot of fun in this division and I can’t wait to go 360!”

Although he had a chance to win, Costa was happy to get on the podium after some bad luck earlier in the season.

“We’re really pleased,” declared Costa. “With the way the year started off, we’ve been running pretty good now at the end of the year, so we’re looking forward to next year now.”

A-FEATURE (Started) 20 laps – NT
1. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
2. 4 Mack DeMan (3)
3. 52 Jesse Costa (4)
4. 6m Eric McGlone (1)
5. 1 Holly Porter (8)
6. 49h Jerry Hill (6)
7. 18 Josh Shantz (10)
8. 87x Shone Evans (7)
9. 29 Liam Martin (21)
10. 7 Caleb Wood (22)
11. 51 Trevor Young (13)
12. 5 DJ Christie (11)
13. 19 Brandon Murrell (19)
14. 9 Paul Ballantyne (15)
15. 18x Davey Boughton (18)
16. 3x Lofton Schuts (17)
17. 22 Allen Gilleta (20)
18. 8h Matt Hill (14)
19. DNF 8 Hannah Ferrell (16)
20. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (12)
21. DNF 9c Brian Nanticoke (9)
22. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey (5)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Eric McGlone (1), Mike Thorne (2-20)
Hard Charger – Liam Martin (+12)

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (2), 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (1), 3. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (3), 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville ON (4), 6. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (7), 7. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON (8), 8. DNF 7 Caleb Wood, London ON (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (2), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (5), 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (7), 5. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (6), 6. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing ON (4), 7. DNF 29 Liam Martin, Hamilton ON (1)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (3), 2. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas ON (2), 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken ON (4), 4. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken ON (1), 5. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville ON (7), 6. Lofton Schuts, Oakland ON (5), 7. DNF 22 Allen Gilleta, St. Catharines ON (6)

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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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QUICK RESULTS: MACEDO AND THORNE TAKE WINS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

By Tommy Goudge (Saturday, September 16, 2017) – 80 drivers signed in to race at the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday. Carson Macedo and Mike Thorne visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
CANADIAN SPRINT NATIONALS
PRESENTED BY ARROW EXPRESS
TOTAL ENTRIES – 80

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CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (58 entries)

A-FEATURE (35 laps)
Finish. # Name
1. 3g Carson Macedo
2. 79 Jordan Thomas
3. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr.
4. 18 Ryan Susice
5. 47x Dylan Westbrook
6. 17 Jared Horstman
7. 85 Dustin Daggett
8. 19k Paul Kinney
9. 53 Shawn Donath
10. 10b Mitch Brown
11. 28f Davie Franek
12. 11r Chase Ridenour
13. 67c Steve Collins
14. 14 Coleman Gulick
15. 87 Jason Barney
16. 14h Jim Huppunen
17. 49 Scott Kreutter
18. 67x Parker Price-Miller
19. 16 Ryan Ruhl
20. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon
21. 10 Jeff Cook
22. 1-10 Jake Brown
23. 22 Shawn Sliter
24. 0 Holly Porter
25. 90t Matt Tanner
26. DNF 22h Randy Hannagan
27. DNF 97 Cory Turner
28. DNF 17x Dain Naida
29. DNF 51 Bryan Howland
30. DNF 22p Jonathan Preston

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (22 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name
1. 55 Mike Thorne
2. 4 Mack DeMan
3. 52 Jesse Costa
4. 6m Eric McGlone
5. 1 Holly Porter
6. 49h Jerry Hill
7. 18 Josh Shantz
8. 87x Shone Evans
9. 29 Liam Martin
10. 7 Caleb Wood
11. 51 Trevor Young
12. 5 DJ Christie
13. 19 Brandon Murrell
14. 9 Paul Ballantyne
15. 18x Davey Boughton
16. 3x Lofton Schuts
17. 22 Allen Giletta
18. 8h Matt Hill
19. DNF 8 Hannah Ferrell
20. DNF 88h Josh Hansen
21. DNF 9c Brian Nanticoke
22. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey

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GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS PRESENTS FASTEST QUALIFIER AWARD AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Grisdale Racing Products will present an award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

The fastest driver overall during group time trials for Saturday’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will receive a $300 CAD award from Grisdale Racing Products. Jordan Thomas claimed the Fastest Qualifer Award at last year’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, becoming the 11th different driver to set fast time in the 12 year history of the event. Chuck Hebing is the only driver to set fast time at CSCN more than once.

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

About Grisdale Racing Products: As distributers for some of the best manufacturers in the business, Grisdale Racing Products has the parts you need to put your race car in victory lane! Visit their website at www.GrisdaleRacingProducts.com, get firsthand knowledge and expertise at 400 Brock Road in Dundas, Ontario, and call them at 1-800-561-1791. Grisdale Racing Products – The Products to Compete…The Knowledge to WIN!

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The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 66 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING
Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

LIVE PPV
Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS:
2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA
2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA
2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA
2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA
2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA
2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA

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 PARTNERS
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.

CSCN, News, Special Features

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET PRESENTS HARD CHARGER AWARD AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Gale’s Auto Aftermarket will present an award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket will present a $200 CAD Hard Charger Award to the driver who advances the most positions in Saturday’s 35 lap A-Feature. The CSCN A-Feature has become known for drivers charging from deep in the field to finish in the top five. Chuck Hebing claimed last year’s Hard Charger Award by driving from 24th on the grid to finish fourth, while Bryan Howland drove from 20th to a spectacular win in 2015.

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

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 has already renewed their support of Ohsweken’s weekly racing program for 2018. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017
The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 66 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING
Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

LIVE PPV
Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS:
2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA
2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA
2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA
2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA
2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA
2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA

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 PARTNERS
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.

CSCN, Headlines, News, Special Features

INSIDE TRACK PRESENTS FASTEST CANADIAN QUALIFIER AWARD AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Inside Track Motorsport News has returned to present an award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

The fastest Canadian driver during group time trials for Saturday’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will receive a $300 CAD award from Inside Track Motorsport News. Past winners of the Fastest Canadian Qualifier award include Steve Poirier (3), Glenn Styres (2), Mitch Brown, Tom Huppunen, Mikey Kruchka, Kyle Patrick, Chris Steele, Adam West, and most recently Dylan Westbrook. The current entry list for Saturday’s event stands at 63, including 27 Canadians.

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

About Inside Track Motorsport News: From local grassroots racing to Canadian touring series and the Canucks who compete on the international stage, Inside Track Motorsport News is the leader in terms of timely, in-depth and thought-provoking coverage of the motorsports that matter to Canadians. Stock cars, road racing, drag racing, karting, rallying, motorcycles and several other racing disciplines appear in every issue. Visit www.InsideTrackNews.com today to learn more!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017
The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 63 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING
Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

LIVE PPV
Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS:
2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA
2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA
2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA
2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA
2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA
2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA

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 PARTNERS
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, CSCN, Headlines

HAFERTEPE, MACEDO, THOMAS, PRICE-MILLER, DINNING, BAZUIN, & JAMIESON TAKE WINS AT NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

By Tommy Goudge (Friday, September 15, 2017) – 114 drivers signed in to race in the Night Before The Nationals presented by Burger Barn on Friday. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Carson Macedo, Jordan Thomas, Parker Price-Miller, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Tim Jamieson visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane. By virtue of their Twin 15 A-Feature wins, Hafertepe and Macedo earned guaranteed starting positions in the 35 lap, $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature on Saturday, September 16.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RESULTS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS
PRESENTED BY BURGER BARN
TOTAL ENTRIES – 114

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NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (51 entries)
-Sam Hafertepe Jr. did not feel he had the best car in the race, but the American Sprint Car Series National Tour points leader was still good enough to take the win in the first Twin 15 feature on Friday night. Ryan Susice led early in the race before Alex Hill took over, but Hill slipped high and hit the outside barrier in turn two following a lap four restart. Hafertepe took over shortly thereafter and stayed ahead of Susice to take the win, followed by Mitch Brown, Bryan Howland, and Jared Horstman. Steve Poirier flipped in turn two early in the race and took several minutes to exit his damaged machine. The three-time Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner was subsequently taken to a local hospital and diagnosed with a back injury.

-Jordan Thomas looked to be on his way to the win for much of the second Twin 15 feature, but Carson Macedo had other plans; The California driver quickly drove from 12th to third early in the race before settling into fourth. While Thomas was working to stay up front, Macedo drove past both Dylan Westbrook and Dustin Daggett in two consecutive laps, and made a spectacular move to steal the win from Thomas on the last lap. Thomas settled for the runner-up position, followed by Daggett, Westbrook, and Paul Kinney.

-Jordan Thomas won the Dave Macleod Memorial Shootout for the Patriot Sprint Tour in dominating fashion. National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders driver Devon Dobie finished in the runner-up spot ahead of Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car driver Mitch Brown. Two drivers from each of the six Canadian Sprint Car Nationals affiliate sanctions took part in the annual event which honours the former driver and car owner Dave Macleod.

-Front row starters Dylan Westbrook and Jordan Thomas duelled for position through the entire 13 lap distance of the Kevin Ward Jr. Young Stars Challenge. Their race was for the lead until third row starter Parker Price-Miller drove past them on his way to the win and a new 13 lap track record. Westbrook prevailed over Thomas to take the runner-up spot, while Thomas settled for third. The average age of the 13 drivers in the field was just 19 years old.

TWIN 15 A-FEATURE #1 (Started) 15 laps – NT
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1)
2. 18r Ryan Susice (2)
3. 10b Mitch Brown (8)
4. 17 Jared Horstman (9)
5. 51 Bryan Howland (4)
6. 36 Matt Billings (11)
7. 49 Scott Kreutter (5)
8. 14 Coleman Gulick (6)
9. 0 Holly Porter (12)
10. 123 Yan Bilodeau (7)
11. 14w Brett Wright (15)
12. 91 Ryan Turner (13)
13. DNF 77x Alex Hill (3)
14. DNF 28fm Steve Poirier (10)
15. DNS 5c Conor Mahoney (14)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Susice (1-2, 5), Alex Hill (3-4), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6-15)
Hard Charger – Mitch Brown (+5)

TWIN 15 A-FEATURE #2 (Started) 15 laps – 3:53.356
1. 3g Carson Macedo (12)
2. 79 Jordan Thomas (1)
3. 85 Dustin Daggett (3)
4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2)
5. 19k Paul Kinney (4)
6. 28f Davie Franek (6)
7. 1-10 Jake Brown (10)
8. 7 Dylan Swiernik (9)
9. 97 Cory Turner (11)
10. 9 Steve Lyons (8)
11. 88c Chad Miller (14)
12. 53 Shawn Donath (4)
13. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (7)
14. 22h Randy Hannagan (13)
15. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter (15)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jordan Thomas (1-14), Carson Macedo (15)
Hard Charger – Carson Macedo (+11)

DAVE MACLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (Started) 12 laps – 2:55.283
1. 79 Jordan Thomas (2), 2. 23 Devon Dobie (6), 3. 10b Mitch Brown (8), 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (10), 5. 22 Shawn Sliter (1), 6. 11r Chase Ridenour (7), 7. 97 Cory Turner (3), 8. 17 Jared Horstman (11), 9. 85 Dustin Daggett (12), 10. 90 Matt Tanner (9), 11. 15 Mike Ferrell (5), 12. DNS 87 Jason Barney (4)

KEVIN WARD JR.YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (Started) 13 laps – 3:14.549 NTR
1. 67x Parker Price-Miller (6), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1), 3. 79 Jordan Thomas (2), 4. 11r Chase Ridenour (7), 5. 3g Carson Macedo (12), 6. 123 Yan Bilodeau (3), 7. 1-10 Jake Brown (11), 8. 77x Alex Hill (10), 9. 0c Cole Macdonald (4), 10. 5c Conor Mahoney (8), 11. 14w Brett Wright (13), 12. 18 Josh Shantz (9), 13. DNS 10pc Paulie Colagiovanni (5)

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 8 laps – 1:57.611
1. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden NY (1), 2. 28f Davie Franek, Wantage NJ (3), 3. 51 Bryan Howland, Union Springs NY (6), 4. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown ON (2), 5. 17 Jared Horstman, Cloverdale OH (9), / 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (5), 7. 23 Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta OH (7), 8. 10h Kelly Hebing, Ontario NY (8), 9. DNF 67 Pete Richardson, Vernon NY (4)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 8 laps – 1:57.753
1. 19k Paul Kinney, Durhamville NY (1), 2. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (4), 3. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (3), 4. 88c Chad Miller, Amsterdam NY (2), 5. 7 Dylan Swiernik, Port Leyden NY (8), / 6. 22p Jonathan Preston, Romulus NY (7), 7. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (6), 8. 0c Cole Macdonald, Waterdown ON (9), 9. 21j John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams ON (5)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 8 laps – 2:00.750
1. 79 Jordan Thomas, Harding PA (6), 2. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, Delran NJ (2), 3. 18r Ryan Susice, Ransomville NY (9), 4. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 5. 22h Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro IN (8), / 6. 10 Jeff Cook, Antwerp NY (7), 7. 5w Ryan Coniam, Denver CO (5), 8. DNF 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 9. DNS 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY (4)

HEAT RACE #4 (Started) 8 laps – 1:55.050
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (2), 2. 85 Dustin Daggett, Portland MI (4), 3. 0 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (1), 4. 123 Yan Bilodeau, Victoriaville QC (7), 5. 14w Brett Wright, East Chatham NY (3), / 6. 57 Charlie Sandercock, Trenton ON (5), 7. 90 Matt Tanner, Stephentown NY (8), 8. 15 Mike Ferrell, London ON (6)

HEAT RACE #5 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr., Rockwall TX (7), 2. 10b Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (2), 3. 3g Carson Macedo, Lemoore CA (1), 4. 36 Matt Billings, Brockville ON (5), 5. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON (3), / 6. 3 Denny Peebles, Lowville NY (4), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (8), 8. DNF 10pc Paulie Colagiovanni, Cicero NY (6)

HEAT RACE #6 (Started) 8 laps – 1:58.185
1. 14 Coleman Gulick, Chenango Forks NY (1), 2. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (2), 3. 53 Shawn Donath, South Onondaga NY (6), 4. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (5), 5. 28fm Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC (8), / 6. 11r Chase Ridenour, Perry MI (3), 7. 87s George Suprick, Clarks Summit PA (4), 8. 28 Phil Gressman, Fremont OH (7)

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MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (17 entries)
The final Thunder Stock race of the season finished with a familiar face in Lucas Oil Victory Lane, as Ryan Dinning took his seventh win of the year. Brett Rodwell, division champ Dave Bailey, and Ken Sargent all took turns at the front of the field before Dinning stole the win with three laps to go. Bailey settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Ken Sargent, Dereck Lemyre, and Trevor DeBoer. Heat race wins went to Jason Lungaro and Dave Bailey.

A-FEATURE (Started) 20 laps – NT
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (15)
2. 49 Dave Bailey (10)
3. 25 Ken Sargent (12)
4. 56 Dereck Lemyre (8)
5. 23 Trevor DeBoer (11)
6. 7 Jason Lungaro (6)
7. 37h Rob Hoskins (7)
8. 11 Risi George (13)
9. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (17)
10. 52 Tony Fraser (9)
11. DNF 13 Kacey Huffman (1)
12. DNF 38 Melissa Miller (2)
13. DNF 93 Lee Winger (16)
14. DNF 3 Devon Bacher (14)
15. 77 Brett Rodwell (3)
16. DNS 119 Shaun Quinn (4)
17. DNS 53 Logan Shwedyk (5)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brett Rodwell (1-2), Dave Bailey (3-7, 12-17), Ken Sargent (8-11), Ryan Dinning (18-20)
Hard Charger – Ryan Dinning (+14)

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 8 laps – 2:51.405
1. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville ON (6), 2. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley ON (7), 3. 38 Melissa Miller, Six Nations ON (2), 4. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope ON (3), 5. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford ON (1), 6. 52 Tony Fraser, Guelph ON (9), 7. DNF 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville ON (5), 8. DNF 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia ON (4), 9. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton ON (8)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville ON (1), 2. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville ON (2), 3. 25 Ken Sargent, Fenwick ON (3), 4. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia ON (6), 5. 11 Risi George, Brantford ON (4), 6. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville ON (8), 7. 93 Lee Winger, Caledonia ON (7), 8. 3c Devon Bacher, Hagersville ON (7)

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (32 entries)
2017 Mini Stock champion Mark Bazuin put an exclamation point on his season by winning the final Mini Stock race of the season. Doug Erskine, Jake Bazuin, and Nick Masi all held brief leads before Mark Bazuin took over on the seventh lap and went on to win by more than six seconds. Masi took the runner-up spot, followed by Brandon Crumbie, Tim DeBoer, and Jake Bazuin. Aaron Rewutzsky, Karl Sault, and Mark Bazuin took the heat race wins, while Gary Hodgson won the B-Feature.

A-FEATURE (Started) 20 laps – NT
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (15)
2. 222 Nick Masi (14)
3. 63 Brandon Crumbie (11)
4. 9 Tim DeBoer (12)
5. 21j Jake Bazuin (10)
6. 63c Dave Crumbie (23)
7. 19 Kyle Wert (16)
8. 69 Rob Twitchett (3)
9. 81 Karl Sault (8)
10. 6x Mike Sarantakos (9)
11. 49 Gary Hodgson (22)
12. 4s Rob Sauder (21)
13. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (7)
14. 64 Doug Erskine (1)
15. 37h Kyle Beaty (24)
16. 38m Matthew Moore (19)
17. 05 Rick Robinson (20)
18. 26 Tim Nuell (4)
19. 66x Jon Janssens (27)
20. 2x Tom Neale (17)
21. 96 Brian Crosgrove (25)
22. 22 Tristan Da Silva (18)
23. 54 Chris French (2)
24. 11 Mike Giberson (5)
25. DNF 60 Martin Schroder (13)
26. 13 Bobby Tolton (26)
27. DNF 2 Matt Nuell (6)
28. DNF 265 Mike Evers (28)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Doug Erskine (1-3), Jake Bazuin (4), Nick Masi (5-6), Mark Bazuin (7-20)
Hard Charger – Dave Crumbie (+17)

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 6 laps – NT
1. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe ON (), 2. 26 Tim Nuell, Hamilton ON (6), 3. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas ON (5), 4. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton ON (1), 5. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton ON (8), 6. 54 Chris French, Stratford ON (4), 7. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia ON (7), / 8. 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton ON (11), 9. 49 Gary Hodgson, London ON (9), 10. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton ON (3), 11. DNF 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford ON (2)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 6 laps – 2:20.278
1. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas ON (1), 2. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville ON (2), 3. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown ON (6), 4. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick ON (10), 5. 60 Martin Schroder, Beachville ON (9), 6. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia ON (8), 7. 21j Jake Bazuin, Caledonia ON (5), / 8. 66x Jon Janssens, Woodstock ON (7), 9. 265 Mike Evers, Caledonia ON (3), 10. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph ON (4)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 6 laps – NT
1. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia ON (1), 2. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster ON (2), 3. 4s Rob Sauder, Port Colborne ON (8), 4. 05 Rick Robinson, Brantford ON (10), 5. 2x Tom Neale, St. Catharines ON (3), 6. 38m Matthew Moore, Port Hope ON (5), 7. 22 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington ON (7), 8. 37h Kyle Beaty, Cayuga ON (), 9. 66 Zach Buchwald, Waterford ON (6), 10. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield ON (4), 11. 65 Jason Blais, Hamilton ON (11)

B-FEATURE (Started) 6 laps – 2:19.488
1. 49 Gary Hodgson (3), 2. 63c Dave Crumbie (4), 3. 37h Kyle Beaty (9), 4. 96 Brian Crosgrove (2), 5. 13 Bobby Tolton (6), 6. 66x Jon Janssens (7), 7. 265 Mike Evers (5), / 8. 66 Zach Buchwald (10), 9. DNS 4w Wayde Thorne (1), 10. DNS 46 Kevin Pauls (8), 11. DNS 65 Jason Blais (11)

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (14 entries)
Tim Jamieson became the last driver to put his name on the all-time Bomber division win list by driving from eighth to the win in the division’s final race. 2017 champion Lucas Smith took the runner-up spot, followed by Alex Maas, Dusty DeBoer, and Paul Longboat. The infield oval track used by the Bomber division will be removed during the offseason, as the weekly program will switch to a four division format in 2018. 39 drivers claimed Bomber wins during the division’s decade of competition at Ohsweken.

A-FEATURE (Started) 15 laps
1. 177 Tim Jamieson (8)
2. 14 Lucas Smith (4)
3. 3 Alex Maas (6)
4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (5)
5. 155 Paul Longboat (9)
6. 32 Gillan Hils (7)
7. 37x Eric Maas (1)
8. 37 Jake Maas (11)
9. 01 Dale Robinson (13)
10. 49L Brad Bonneau (14)
11. 49c Miles Whitney (12)
12. 01p Adam Plazek (10)
13. 6e Enya Robinson (2)
14. 517 Cody Sommerville (3)
Hard Charger – Tim Jamieson (+7)

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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.

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.

CSCN

QUICK RESULTS: HAFERTEPE, MACEDO, THOMAS, PRICE-MILLER, DINNING, BAZUIN, & JAMIESON TAKE WINS AT BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Carson Macedo in Lucas Oil Victory Lane (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).
By Tommy Goudge (Friday, September 15, 2017) – 113 drivers signed in to race in the Night Before The Nationals presented by Burger Barn on Friday. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Carson Macedo, Jordan Thomas, Parker Price-Miller, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Tim Jamieson visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane. By virtue of their Twin 15 A-Feature wins, Hafertepe and Macedo earned guaranteed starting positions in the 35 lap, $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature on Saturday, September 16.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS
PRESENTED BY BURGER BARN
TOTAL ENTRIES – 113

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NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (51 entries)

TWIN 15 A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps)
Finish. # Name
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr.
2. 18r Ryan Susice
3. 10b Mitch Brown
4. 17 Jared Horstman
5. 51 Bryan Howland
6. 36 Matt Billings
7. 49 Scott Kreutter
8. 14 Coleman Gulick
9. 0 Holly Porter
10. 123 Yan Bilodeau
11. 14w Brett Wright
12. 91 Ryan Turner
13. DNF 77x Alex Hill
14. DNF 28fm Steve Poirier
15. DNS 5c Conor Mahoney

TWIN 15 A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps)
Finish. # Name
1. 3g Carson Macedo
2. 79 Jordan Thomas
3. 85 Dustin Daggett
4. 47x Dylan Westbrook
5. 19k Paul Kinney
6. 28f Davie Franek
7. 1-10 Jake Brown
8. 7 Dylan Swiernik
9. 97 Cory Turner
10. 9 Steve Lyons
11. 88c Chad Miller
12. 53 Shawn Donath
13. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon
14. 22h Randy Hannagan
15. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (12 laps)
Finish. # Name
1. 79 Jordan Thomas
2. 23 Devon Dobie
3. 10b Mitch Brown
4. 47x Dylan Westbrook
5. 22 Shawn Sliter
6. 11r Chase Ridenour
7. 97 Cory Turner
8. 17 Jared Horstman
9. 85 Dustin Daggett
10. 90t Matt Tanner
11. 15 Mike Ferrell
12. DNS 87 Jason Barney

KEVIN WARD JR. YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (13 laps)
Finish. # Name
1. 67x Parker Price-Miller
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook
3. 79 Jordan Thomas
4. 11r Chase Ridenour
5. 3g Carson Macedo
6. 123 Yan Bilodeau
7. 1-10 Jake Brown
8. 77x Alex Hill
9. 0c Cole Macdonald
10. 5c Conor Mahoney
11. 14w Brett Wright
12. 18 Josh Shantz
13. DNS 10pc Paulie Colagiovanni

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MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (17 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name
1. 8 Ryan Dinning
2. 49 Dave Bailey
3. 25 Ken Sargent
4. 56 Dereck Lemyre
5. 23 Trevor DeBoer
6. 7 Jason Lungaro
7. 37h Rob Hoskins
8. 11 Risi George
9. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr.
10. 52 Tony Fraser
11. DNF 13 Kacey Huffman
12. DNF 38 Melissa Miller
13. DNF 93 Lee Winger
14. DNF 3 Devon Bacher
15. 77 Brett Rodwell
16. DNS 119 Shaun Quinn
17. DNS 53 Logan Shwedyk

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (31 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name
1. 21x Mark Bazuin
2. 222 Nick Masi
3. 63 Brandon Crumbie
4. 9 Tim DeBoer
5. 21j Jake Bazuin
6. 63c Dave Crumbie
7. 19 Kyle Wert
8. 69 Rob Twitchett
9. 81 Karl Sault
10. 6x Mike Sarantakos
11. 49 Gary Hodgson
12. 4s Rob Sauder
13. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky
14. 64 Doug Erskine
15. 37h Kyle Beaty
16. 38m Matthew Moore
17. 05 Dave Goodacre
18. 26 Tim Nuell
19. 66x Jon Janssens
20. 2x Tom Neale
21. 96 Brian Crosgrove
22. 22 Tristan Da Silva
23. 54 Chris French
24. 11 Mike Giberson
25. DNF 60 Martin Schroder
26. 13 Bobby Tolton
27. DNF 2 Matt Nuell
28. DNF 265 Mike Evers

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (14 entries)

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. # Name
1. 177 Tim Jamieson
2. 14 Lucas Smith
3. 3 Alex Maas
4. 23 Dusty DeBoer
5. 155 Paul Longboat
6. 32 Gillan Hils
7. 37x Eric Maas
8. 37 Jake Maas
9. 01 Dale Robinson
10. 49L Brad Bonneau
11. 49c Miles Whitney
12. 01p Adam Plazek
13. 6e Enya Robinson
14. 517 Cody Sommerville

NEXT UP @ OHSWEKEN: 13TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
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 PARTNERS
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.

CSCN, News, Special Features

HOWLAND, NAIDA WRAPPING UP CAREERS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

Photo – #17x Dain Naida and #51 Bryan Howland are retiring this weekend (Dale Calnan – www.ImageFactor.ca)

by Tommy Goudge (September 15, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Two of the longest-tenured competitors in the history of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are planning to wrap up their careers at Ohsweken Speedway this weekend.

New York’s Bryan Howland and Michigan’s Dain Naida have been prolific in their visits to Ohsweken Speedway over the years; The all-time feature win list shows Howland with seven wins, while Naida is close behind with five. Each have officially attempted 11 of the 12 editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and both have announced that this weekend’s 13th annual CSCN event will be their last.

At just 30 years old, Howland hasn’t entirely ruled out occasional returns to the driver’s seat, but is unlikely to make the four hour trip to Ohsweken from the Finger Lakes again.

“We aren’t selling our equipment this year so if we feel like racing a few times next year, we will,” Howland noted. “It’s not costing us anything to sit in the garage, so why not keep it and play once in a while, right?”

Despite being a perennial favourite to win the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, luck never seemed to go Howland’s way at the big event. Flat tires, part failures, and various other issues plagued the team on Nationals weekend. The worst of that bad luck came in 2010 when Howland lost a wheel while leading a Friday night Ohsweken Shootout race and crashed. The result was a broken shoulder and fractured leg which sidelined Howland for several months.

Howland’s fortunes finally changed in 2015, when he made a phenomenal charge from 20th to steal the $12,000 Saturday night win away from Steve Poirier and Parker Price-Miller. With better luck, Howland may have scored multiple Saturday night CSCN wins already, but he does have a total of three top five finishes and seven top tens to go along with his 2015 win.

“It’s been a wild ride!” Bryan exclaimed earlier this week. “I’ve been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I’ve ended up everywhere from victory lane to the emergency room. This is the race that everyone wants to win, everyone gives special attention to, and everyone prepares for all season long. Only the best and luckiest goes home with the grand prize. I’ve had the backing of the same sponsors and crew for pretty much the entire journey and I believe I have gained the respect of several fans. For everyone that has been on this trip with me: thank you for the support and help, from the bad times all the way through the good times. It’s the most exciting weekend of the season and I can’t wait to get at it one more time.”

Meanwhile, Naida has been a perennial contender on CSCN weekend too. The 45-year-old from Southeast Michigan has attempted all but the first edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and qualified for the feature nine times. Naida has two Saturday night top tens on his resume, including a fifth place run in 2007.

Despite living more than four hours away from Ohsweken, Naida and his team have often been full-time or close to full-time weekly competitors at Ohsweken over the years. Their dedication and support of racing in Ontario has not gone unnoticed by fans, fellow competitors, and track officials.

“It’s been incredible to see how the CSCN has grown over the years to become such a marquee event,” Naida reflected earlier this week. “A lot of people put forth a phenomenal effort, and it shows. For many of us it is the event of the year, and definitely the top 360 Sprint Car event in all of eastern North America. I’ll miss the CSCN, but can’t think of a better event to be my last.”

#CSCN2017
The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicked off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 63 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING
Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

LIVE PPV
Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS:
2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA
2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA
2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA
2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA
2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA
2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA

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 PARTNERS
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.

CSCN, News, Special Features

2017 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND INFORMATION

The 13th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend is here! Here is what you need to know about this weekend’s events:


Friday, September 15th – Burger Barn Night before the Nationals featuring Twin 15’s for 360 Sprints (winners get guaranteed spots in Saturday’s A-Main) plus Kevin Ward Jr. Young Stars Challenge, Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers.

Times: Pit gates open at 1pm, Spectator gates open at 6pm, Hot Laps at 7pm, Racing starts at 7:30pm.

Admission: Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $20.00, Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $5.00


Saturday, September 16th – 13th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals featuring $12,000-to-win 360 Sprints, and Crate Sprints

Times: Pit gates open at 1pm, Spectator gates open at 3pm, 360 Sprints Hot Laps at 6:25pm, 360 Sprints Time Trials at 6:55pm, Racing starts at 7:30pm.

Admission: Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved – $40.00, Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $ 15.00


Seating Information: All seating is reserved. Plenty of good seats will be available for purchase both nights at the front gate ticket office, or skip the line and buy online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com

Pit Pass Upgrades: Yes, you can upgrade your grandstand ticket to include a Pit Pass! The cost to upgrade is $15 on Friday, and $5 on Saturday.

Seating Policies: No seats with arms will be allowed in the grandstands during the entire weekend. Handicapped seating and parking is available.

Smoking Policies: There is NO smoking in the seating, concession, concourse or entry way. Designated smoking areas are available in corners one and four of the main spectator side.

Camping Infomation: Plenty of campsites are still available! CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS


Entry List: CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTRY LIST

Competitors Info: CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CSCN COMPETITOR PAGE


Pay-Per-View: Live video from the Night Before the Nationals and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is available at www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com

CSCN, News, Special Features

EXTRA CASH AVAILABLE TO MACH 1 CHASSIS RACERS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 15, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Mach 1 Chassis will again sponsor cash awards at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

Mach 1 Chassis will pay an extra $100 to each team utilizing a Mach 1 Chassis which qualifies for the 35 lap, $12,000-to-win A-Feature on Saturday night, and $200 to the highest-finishing Mach 1 Chassis overall. Seven drivers on the pre-entry list of 63 are currently eligible for the award, including: Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway), Coleman Gulick (Chenango Forks, New York), Matt Billings (Brockville, Ontario – Empire Super Sprints), Dave Axton (Port Byron, New York – Empire Super Sprints), Curtis Gartly (Thamesford, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway), Mark Smith (Sunbury, Pennsylvania – Empire Super Sprints), and Alex Vigneault (Trois-Rivieres, Quebec – Empire Super Sprints).

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

About Mach 1 Chassis: Since their start in 2008, Mach 1 Chassis has quickly raced into a leadership position in the design, engineering, and fabrication of fast and safe open wheel race car chassis. Drivers in Mach 1 Chassis are winning races in just about every major form of Sprint Car racing. Mach 1 Chassis is a major sponsor of the Empire Super Sprints, and presents a complete new frame to the winner of the tour’s annual Hard Luck Award. The Mach 1 Chassis shop is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, just a few miles away from the famous Williams Grove Speedway. While chassis fabrication is their core business, they also specialize in custom fabrication – including bending and welding – for just about any motorsports-related project you can dream up! If you have an idea, they can help you turn that idea into a quality chassis, part, or tool. Call Mark Smith at 570-898-8018 or visit www.mach1chassis.com to get started today!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017
The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 63 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING
Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

LIVE PPV
Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS:
2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA
2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA
2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA
2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA
2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA
2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA
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 PARTNERS
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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