2013 Results, News

COLLARD, VAN WART, BOUGHTON, & MCDONALD START JULY WITH WINS

by Tommy Goudge (July 5, 2013) –  100 drivers signed in to race on a fast-paced O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Styres Gas Bar night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night, which ended at 10:15pm. The weather forecast didn’t keep the races from running, Jamie Collard, Wyatt Van Wart, Davey Boughton, and Jesse McDonald from visiting Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants Victory Lane, or Mini Stock racer Chad Smelser and Cynthia Manseau from getting married on the track at intermission.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Shane Ross and Jim Huppunen drew front row starting spots for the Sprint Car feature, and Ross took the early lead. Keith Dempster looked to be a contender for the feature win, but lost his right rear tire on lap 9. Dempster was able to restart after attention from his crew, and came back to finish 9th. Lap 9 also saw trouble for Chris Steele and Tom Huppunen, as Steele got sideways exiting turn 4, and Huppunen spun to avoid and tipped over. Steele restarted, but Huppunen could not.

Jamie Collard moved up steadily from his 6th starting spot, and got by Jim Huppunen for the 2nd spot on lap 11, while Ross continued to lead. Collard used the high side to chase down Ross, and made the winning move in traffic with less than 2 laps remaining. Collard claimed his 4th career Ohsweken win, followed by Ross, Jim Huppunen, row 7 starter Todd Hoddick, and Glenn Styres.

Heat races for the 19 car field were claimed by Keith Dempster, Derek Jonathan, and Glenn Styres.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Steve Hess and Kacey Huffman were the front row starters for the Thunder Stock feature, and Hess took the early lead before some championship contenders began to move through the field. Defending champion Mike Thorne started 8th, but he was the leader by lap 3. Wyatt Van Wart followed Thorne through the field, and led laps 5 through 7 before Thorne took over again to lead 5 more laps.

Van Wart led the remaining 8 laps of the 20 lap feature, but most only by a few feet, as Thorne was joined by Lee Winger and Chris Dickie in a 4-way fight for the win. The win was up for grabs, as the leaders were 4 wide in turn 4 on the last lap, but Van Wart held on to take the win, just 0.074 seconds ahead of Thorne. Winger took third, followed by Dickie, and Karl Sault.

Heat races for the 38 car field were claimed by Steve Hess, Mike Thorne, Lee Winger, and Brad Herron, while Jake Brown won the B-Main.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Leading the race was bad luck early in the Mini Stock feature, which saw Mike Taylor and Kathi Dickie start on the front row. Dickie’s race ended with broken rear suspension parts, while John Cote lost a wheel after making his way to the front from row 7. Championship contenders Davey Boughton, Alex Schuts, and Jason Lungaro eventually got to the front from their handicapped starting positions deep in the field, and Boughton prevailed for his 4th win in 6 tries. Schuts settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Lungaro, B-Main winner Chase Hess, and Steve Miller.

Heat races for the 29 car field were claimed by Kathi Dickie, Dave Goodacre, and John Cote, while Chase Hess won the B-Main.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Dakota Potts and Clinton Nicholls made up the front row for the Bomber feature, but Jesse McDonald quickly made his way through the field from row 4, and went on to take his second feature win of the season. Max Chechalk, Dusty DeBoer, Wayde Thorne, and Tim DeBoer made up the rest of the top 5.

Heat races for the 14 car field were claimed by Valen Longboat and Brady Longboat.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel and Kool Kidz Ice & Water present Canadian Diabetes Foundation Night at Ohsweken next Friday, July 12, featuring the Empire Super Sprints versus the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus Vintage Cars. Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with racing starting at 7:30pm!

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advance reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the “Northern Summer Nationals” featuring Tony Stewart on Monday, July 29, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series “Six Nations Showdown” on Tuesday, July 30, and the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and check out our new system for online ticket sales.

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway Pits each week from May 16th to September 5th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
2013 SEASON – ROUND 8 – FRIDAY, JULY 5
EVENT SPONSORS –  O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT & STYRES GAS BAR
TOTAL ENTRIES – 100
Race Start: 7:30pm
Race End: 10:15pm

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS (19 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 10 in passing points redrew for Feature starting positions):
Finish. [Starting Position] Number Name (Hometown)

RENWAY HEATING & COOLING HEAT RACE #1
1. [3] 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. [2] 80 Chris Steele (Fenwick), 3. [1] 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 4. [4] 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 5. [5] 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 6. [6] 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 7. [7] 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington). Time – 1:50.194.

BURGER BARN HEAT RACE #2
1. [2] 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 2. [1] 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 3. [4] 7x Jamie Collard (Burford), 4. [3] 30g Steve Goldner (Aylmer), 5. [6] 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams) DNF, 6. [5] 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford) DNF. Time – 1:51.402.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. [2] 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. [1] 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas), 3. [4] 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 4. [3] 27h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 5. [5] 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. [6] 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time – 1:48.967.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 7x Jamie Collard (6)
2. 3r Shane Ross (1)
3. 14h Jim Huppunen (2)
4. 49 Todd Hoddick (14)
5. 0 Glenn Styres (9)
6. 71 Travis Cunningham (5)
7. 10 Mitch Brown (19)
8. 52 Jesse Costa (3)
9. 5 Keith Dempster (4)
10. 81 Derek Jonathan (8)
11. 90 James Evans (16)
12. 9nz Havard Daniels (13)
13. 5c Conor Mahoney (10)
14. 30g Steve Goldner (11)
15. 11 Jamie Turner (15)
16. 80 Chris Steele (7)
17. 10j Jeremy Hughes (17)
18. 27h Tom Huppunen (12) DNF
19. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (18) DNF
No Time.

Lap Leaders – Ross (1-18), Collard (19-20)

SPRINT CAR AWARDS:
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” (highest passing points total): 5 Keith Dempster ($150)

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (38 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 5 finishers in each transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

ARROW EXPRESS HEAT RACE #1
1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 4. 5h Devin Habiuk (Port Robinson), 5. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Caledonia), 6. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 7. 4 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 8. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford), 9. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken) DNF. Time – 2:42.719.

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 73 Mike Miller (Cayuga), 3. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 4. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 6. 57 Murray Nicholls (Hamilton), 7. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 8. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia) DNF, 9. 44 Kevin Dawson (Caledonia) DNF. Time – 2:39.977.

ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS HEAT RACE #3
1. 2 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 5. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 6. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 7. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 8. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet), 9. 3b Blaine Barrow (Welland), 10. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia) DNF. Time – 2:37.813.

STYRES GAS BAR HEAT RACE #4
1. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 2. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 3. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 00x Derek Miller (Ohsweken), 5. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 05 Pete Reid (Niagara Falls), 7. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 8. 85h Curt Styres (Ohsweken), 9. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia). Time – 2:38.177.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS B-MAIN
(12 laps – Top 4 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 10 Jake Brown, 2. 33 Jack Myers, 3. 05 Pete Reid, 4. 31 Dave Bailey, 5. 44 Kevin Dawson, 6. 85h Curt Styres, 7. 48 Mike Graham, 8. 00 Robbie General, 9. 4 Dale Gyokery, 10. 93 Melissa Miller, 11. 911 Nick Liverance, 12. 85b Ryan Dinning DNF, 13. 3b Blaine Barrow DNF, 14. 119 Shaun Quinn DNF, 15. 17 Rob Disher DNF, 16. 23jr Dave Bitner, Jr. DNF, 17. 57 Murray Nicholls DNF, DNS. 77 Brett Rodwell. No Time.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY
THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (10)
2. 55 Mike Thorne (8)
3. 2 Lee Winger (11)
4. 1 Chris Dickie (16)
5. 81 Karl Sault (14)
6. 12 Brad Herron (17)
7. 9 Dave Silverthorne, Jr. (13)
8. 33 Jack Myers (22)
9. 73 Mike Miller (7)
10. 10 Jake Brown (21)
11. 11r Bryce Richardson (9)
12. 68 Aaron Turkey (4)
13. 84rk Ryan Beagle (12)
14. 00x Derek Miller (18)
15. 23 Trevor DeBoer (3)
16. 91 Ryan Turner (19)
17. 13 Kacey Huffman (2)
18. 19 Cory Turner (20)
19. 28 Jim Lampman (15)
20. 05 Pete Reid (23) DNF
21. 31 Dave Bailey (24) DNF
22. 38 Terry Martin (6) DNF
23. 777x Steve Hess (1) DNF
24. 5h Devin Habiuk (5) DNF
No Time.

Lap Leaders – Hess (1-2), Thorne (3-4, 8-12), Van Wart (5-7, 13-20)

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (29 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 6 finishers in each transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

MCDONALD’S OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #1
1. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 2. 96t Mike Taylor, 3. 66r Cole Rodwell (Caledonia), 4. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), 5. 16 Jeremy May (Hamilton), 6. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 7. 84 Jade Pelletier, 8. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 9. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 10. 76 Jamie Goudge (London).

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 2. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 3. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 4. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 5. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 6. 10 Laura Hughes (Puslinch), 7. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 8. 53 Herbie, 9. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 10. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton) DNF.

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE HEAT RACE #3
1. 38 John Cote (Hamilton), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 3. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 4. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 5. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 6. 8 Barry Westman, 7. 5 Rick Robinson (Brantford), 8. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Millgrove), 9. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle) DNF.

STYRES GAS BAR B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 7x Chase Hess, 2. 18x Davey Boughton, 3. 53 Herbie, 4. 69 Rob Twitchett, 5. 90 Chad Smelser, 6. 76 Jamie Goudge, 7. 5 Rick Robinson, 8. 84 Jade Pelletier, 9. 11 Mike Giberson, 10. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, DNS. 22 Brittani Myers.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE
MINI STOCKS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 18x Davey Boughton (20)
2. 81 Alex Schuts (16)
3. 7 Jason Lungaro (15)
4. 7x Chase Hess (19)
5. 79 Steve Miller (12)
6. 05 Dave Goodacre (8)
7. 66 Jon Janssens (9)
8. 69e Dan Erskine (10)
9. 10 Laura Hughes (11)
10. 265 Mike Evers (17)
11. 99 Robin Elliott (14)
12. 96t Mike Taylor (1)
13. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (6)
14. 29 Lucas Lubin (4)
15. 69 Rob Twitchett (22)
16. 90 Chad Smelser (23)
17. 76 Jamie Goudge (24)
18. 16 Jeremy May (5)
19. 64 Doug Erskine (7) DNF
20. 53 Herbie (21) DNF
21. 66r Cole Rodwell (3) DNF
22. 5 Rick Robinson (25) DNF
23. 38 John Cote (13) DNF
24. 1 Kathi Dickie (2) DNF
DNS. 8 Barry Westman (18)

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (14 entries)
HEAT RACES (6 laps each)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 7L Valen Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton), 3. 21 Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 4. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 5. 03d Dakota Potts (Waterford), 6. 36 Skip Brandow (Orwell) DNF, 7. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 3. 97 Max Chechalk (Hamilton), 4. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 5. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 6. 6h Lee Hils (Dundas), 7. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville).

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET
BOMBERS A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald (8)
2. 97 Max Chechalk (10)
3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (13)
4. 6 Wayde Thorne (6)
5. 9 Tim DeBoer (11)
6. 21 Mark Bazuin (7)
7. 6h Lee Hils (14)
8. 42 Joe DeBoer (12)
9. 32 Gillian Hils (5)
10. 43c Clinton Nicholls (2) DNF
11. 66 Brady Longboat (9) DNF
12. 03d Dakota Potts (1) DNF
13. 7L Valen Longboat (3) DNF
DNS. 36 Skip Brandow (4)

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL &
KOOL KIDZ ICE & WATER PRESENT:
CANADIAN DIABETES FOUNDATION NIGHT FEATURING
EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS VS. CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
PLUS AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS,
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS,
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS, & VINTAGE CARS
ADULTS $15, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $12, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:30 P.M.

Victory photos courtesy Dale Calnan / www.ImageFactor.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 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 sponsors for their support of the 2013 season: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Fuels & Lubricants Heating & Cooling, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Klotz Canada Synthentic Lubricants, and Burger Barn.

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