2013 Results, News

POIRIER PICKS UP 6TH CAREER OHSWEKEN FEATURE WIN

by Tommy Goudge (July 12, 2013) –  124 drivers signed in to race on Canadian Diabetes Foundation night presented by Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel and Kool Kidz Ice & Water at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Steve Poirier, Chris Dickie, Alex Schuts, Dusty DeBoer, Rick St. Pierre, and Bill Harju picked up the feature wins.

EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS VS. CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Glenn Styres and Steve Poirier started the 25 lap Sprint Car feature on the front row. Styres got the early lead, but Poirier kept the pressure on with several challenges for the lead early in the race. The 3 time Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner stayed close behind Styres after a lap 9 restart, and made his winning move in traffic on lap 12. Poirier stayed ahead of Styres for the remainder of the race, but Styres found a fast line above the cushion.

The race was slowed for a second time on lap 19, when Chris Steele’s nose wing fell off and landed in the middle of turn one. The double file restart employed in all Empire Super Sprints events didn’t derail Poirier’s drive to his 6th career Ohsweken Speedway feature win, despite a last lap slide job attempt by Styres. Poirier and Styres were followed by Mikey Kruchka, Bryan Howland, and Mitch Brown.

Heat races for the 33 car field were claimed by Lance Yonge, Jim Huppunen, and Tom Huppunen, while Steve Collins won the B-Main, and Jim Huppunen won the Dash For Cash presented by Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, setting a new 4 lap track record in the process.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Murray Nicholls and Steve Hess made up the front row for the 20 lap Thunder Stock feature, but 4th starter Ryan Dinning took the lead before the first lap was completed, and dominated the remainder of the race. A great race ensued for the runner-up spot, which turned out to be the fight for the win, when Dinning’s car did not make it through post-race technical inspection.

Aaron Turkey held the 2nd spot until the halfway mark, when he got sideways exiting turn 2, and fell back. Chris Dickie took over the position, and held off several challengers to cross the finish line 2nd behind Dinning. Dickie was then awarded the win, followed by 24th starter Mike Miller, 22nd starter Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Kevin Dawson, and Bryce Richardson. Dickie also took over as the new points leader, as Cory Turner was unable to move through the field, and eventually finished 15th.

Heat races for the 36 car field were claimed by Ryan Dinning, Terry Martin, Lee Winger, and Cory Turner, while Jake Brown won the B-Main. Dickie’s time of 6:50.19 is a new 20 lap track record for Thunder Stocks.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Jamie Goudge and Kathi Dickie made up the front row for the 15 lap Mini Stock feature, but it didn’t take long for the top drivers in the standings to come through the field. The championship chase took a turn when Davey Boughton was collected in an incident on the frontstretch, which started with contact between Jon Janssens and Steve Miller. Boughton’s car was too heavily damaged to continue, and he was credited with a 21st place finish.

Jason Lungaro and Alex Schuts raced side-by-side for the lead several times as the race neared completion, but Lungaro couldn’t complete the pass, and then had to hold off Chase Hess for the runner-up spot, while Schuts took his second win of the season. John Cote and Laura Hughes rounded out the top 5.

Heat races for the 27 car field were claimed by Kathi Dickie, Chase Hess, and John Cote while Mike Taylor won the B-Main.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Chad Foster and Valen Longboat made up the front row for the 12 lap Bomber feature, but Foster had problems early on, while Wayde Thorne got to the lead. Thorne led until Dusty DeBoer muscled his way to the front, and kept Thorne at bay long enough to claim his second win of the season. Thorne settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Jesse McDonald, Tim DeBoer, and Brady Longboat.

Heat races for the 17 car field were claimed by Brady Longboat, and Tim DeBoer, while Bob Burgess won the B-Main.

VINTAGE CARS
Rick St. Pierre got to the front and staved off a late challenge from Steve Arbuthnot to take the overall win in the Vintage Cars feature, along with the Modified division win. Bill Harju finished 6th, and was the highest finishing Sportsman division car. St. Pierre also won the heat race for the 11 car field.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Jones Brown Motorsport Insurance and Evers Financial present Autograph Night at Ohsweken next Friday, July 19, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Spectator grandstands 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, CANADA
2013 SEASON – ROUND 9 – FRIDAY, JULY 12
“ESS VS. CORR/PAK” NIGHT
EVENT SPONSORS – BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL & KOOL KIDZ ICE & WATER
TOTAL ENTRIES – 124

EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS VS. CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS (33 entries)
HEAT RACES (10 laps each – Top 6 finishers in each transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. [Starting Position] Number Name (Hometown)

RENWAY HEATING & COOLING HEAT RACE #1
1. [1] 17j Lance Yonge (Penn Yan, NY), 2. [2] 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 3. [5] 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 4. [8] 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 5. [3] f37 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 6. [6] 25 Michael Parent (Granby, QC), 7. [7] 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 8. [11] 87 Jason Barney (Constantia, NY), 9. [10] 19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, NY), 10. [9] 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), DNF. [4] 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI). Time – 2:19.268.

BURGER BARN HEAT RACE #2
1. [2] 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. [9] 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 3. [1] 51 Bryan Howland (Auburn, NY), 4. [4] 80 Chris Steele (Fenwick), 5. [5] 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 6. [3] 13 Kevin Ward, Jr. (Port Leyden, NY), 7. [6] 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 8. [7] 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 9. [8] 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 10. [10] 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 11. [11] 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne). Time – 2:20.733.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. [2] 27h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. [4] 7x Jamie Collard (Burford), 3. [3] 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 4. [7] 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. [1] 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 6. [6] 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 7. [9] 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 8. [10] 422 Etienne Girard (St-Germain, QC), 9. [11] 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), DNF. [8] 30g Steve Goldner (Aylmer), DNF. [5] 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington). No Time.

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE DASH FOR CASH
(4 laps)
Finish. Number Name
1. 14h Jim Huppunen, 2. 28fm Steve Poirier, 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka, 4. 7x Jamie Collard, 5. 17j Lance Yonge, 6. 27h Tom Huppunen. Time – 0:54.725 NEW TRACK RECORD

WOODSTOCK FORD B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 4 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 67 Steve Collins, 2. 87 Jason Barney, 3. 19k Paul Kinney, 4. 11 Jamie Turner, 5. 81 Derek Jonathan, 6. 422 Etienne Girard, 7. 9nz Havard Daniels, 8. 3r Shane Ross, 9. 94z Stan Zanchin, 10. 5c Conor Mahoney, 11. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 12. 43 Scott Sherk, 13. 10j Jeremy Hughes, DNF. 07x Dain Naida, DNF. 30g Steve Goldner. No Time.

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTERS: 422 Etienne Girard (ESS), 3r Shane Ross (Corr/Pak)

EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS VS. CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 28fm Steve Poirier (2)
2. 0 Glenn Styres (1)
3. 01 Mikey Kruchka (3)
4. 51 Bryan Howland (10)
5. 10 Mitch Brown (14)
6. 1z Jessica Zemken (9)
7. 14h Jim Huppunen (8)
8. 25 Michael Parent (16)
9. 87 Jason Barney (20)
10. 17j Lance Yonge (5)
11. 5 Keith Dempster (7)
12. 35 Jared Zimbardi (6)
13. 19k Paul Kinney (21)
14. 3r Shane Ross (24)
15. 67 Steve Collins (19)
16. 7x Jamie Collard (11)
DNF. 13 Kevin Ward, Jr. (17)
DNF. 80 Chris Steele (4)
DNF. f37 Kyle Moffit (13)
DNF 49 Todd Hoddick (18)
DNF. 90 James Evans (15)
DNF. 27h Tom Huppunen (12)
DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (22)
DNF. 422 Etienne Girard (23)
No Time

Lap Leaders – Styres (1-11), Poirier (12-25)

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (36 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. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 57 Murray Nicholls (Hamilton), 3. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 4. 23jr Dave Bitner, Jr. (Port Colborne), 5. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Caledonia), 6. 4 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 7. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 8. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford), 9. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton). Time – 2:48.583

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 2. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia), 3. 44 Kevin Dawson (Caledonia), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 5. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 6. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), DNF. 73 Mike Miller (Cayuga), DNF. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby). No Time

ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS HEAT RACE #3
1. 2 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 4. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 5. 00x Derek Miller (Ohsweken), 6. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet), DNF. 3b Blaine Barrow (Welland), DNF. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London). Time – 2:39.868

STYRES GAS BAR HEAT RACE #4
1. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 3. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 5. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 6. 85h Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 7. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 8. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 9. 29 Jim Gracey (Dunnville). Time – 2:44.723

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 4 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 10 Jake Brown, 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 4. 73 Mike Miller, 5. 85h Billy Bleich, Jr., 6. 33 Jack Myers, 7. 48 Mike Graham, 8. 17 Rob Disher, 9. 31 Dave Bailey, 10. 4 Dale Gyokery, 11. 00 Robbie General, 12. 29 Jim Gracey, 13. 911 Nick Liverance, DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman, DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn, DNF. 3b Blaine Barrow. No Time

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY
THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie (11)
2. 73 Mike Miller (24)
3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (22)
4. 44 Kevin Dawson (8)
5. 11r Bryce Richardson (10)
6. 28 Jim Lampman (13)
7. 55 Mike Thorne (15)
8. 81 Karl Sault (18)
9. 2 Lee Winger (12)
10. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (16)
11. 91 Ryan Turner (20)
12. 38 Terry Martin (7)
13. 12 Brad Herron (19)
14. 10 Jake Brown (21)
15. 19 Cory Turner (17)
16. 84rk Ryan Beagle (23)
17. 23 Trevor DeBoer (5)
18. 57 Murray Nicholls (1)
19. 68 Aaron Turkey (6)
20. 00x Derek Miller (14)
DNF. 23jr Dave Bitner, Jr. (3)
DNF. 77 Brett Rodwell (9)
DNF. 777x Steve Hess (2)
DQ. 85b Ryan Dinning (4)
Time – 6:50.196 NEW TRACK RECORD

Lap Leaders – Dinning (1-20)

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (27 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. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 3. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 4. 66r Cole Rodwell (Caledonia), 5. 16 Jeremy May (Hamilton), 6. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 7. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wainfleet), 8. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 9. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia).

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 3. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 4. 53 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 5. 10 Laura Hughes (Puslinch), 6. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 7. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 8. 96t Mike Taylor (), DNF. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton).

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE HEAT RACE #3
1. 38 John Cote (Hamilton), 2. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 3. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 4. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 5. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 6. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Millgrove), DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle), DNF. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley).

STYRES GAS BAR B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 96t Mike Taylor, 2. 37 Rob Hoskins, 3. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, 4. 18x Davey Boughton, 5. 05 Dave Goodacre, 6. 11 Mike Giberson, 7. 84 Jade Pelletier, 8. 22 Brittani Myers.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE
MINI STOCKS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Alex Schuts (18)
2. 7 Jason Lungaro (16)
3. 7x Chase Hess (11)
4. 38 John Cote (14)
5. 10 Laura Hughes (10)
6. 79 Steve Miller (13)
7. 05 Dave Goodacre (23)
8. 69e Dan Erskine (9)
9. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (21)
10. 96t Mike Taylor (19)
11. 16 Jeremy May (4)
12. 69 Rob Twitchett (3)
13. 76 Jamie Goudge (1)
14. 1 Kathi Dickie (2)
15. 11 Mike Giberson (24)
16. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (17)
17. 37 Rob Hoskins (20)
18. 64 Doug Erskine (5)
DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (7)
DNF. 66 Jon Janssens (8)
DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (22)
DNF. 53 Rodney Rutherford (12)
DNF. 66r Cole Rodwell (6)
DNF. 99 Robin Elliott (15)

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (17 entries)
HEAT RACES (6 laps each)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 43c Chad Foster (Hamilton), 3. 7L Valen Longboat (Ohsweken), 4. 21 Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 5. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 6. 03d Dakota Potts (Waterford), 7. 36 Skip Brandow (Orwell), 8. 14 Gerald Burnham, DNF. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 2. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 97 Max Chechalk (Hamilton), 5. 32h Lee Hils (Dundas), 6. 28 Bob Burgess (), 7. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), DNS. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville).

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS B-MAIN
(6 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 28 Bob Burgess, 2. 42 Joe DeBoer, 3. 14 Gerald Burnham, 4. 155 Dustin Longboat, 5. 32 Gillian Hils, 6. 36 Skip Brandow, DNF. 03d Dakota Potts.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET
BOMBERS A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (8)
2. 6 Wayde Thorne (4)
3. 88 Jesse McDonald (7)
4. 9 Tim DeBoer (6)
5. 66 Brady Longboat (3)
6. 21 Mark Bazuin (5)
7. 97 Max Chechalk (10)
8. 42 Joe DeBoer (12)
9. 7L Valen Longboat (2)
10. 28 Bob Burgess (11)
11. 32 Gillian Hils (15)
12. 14 Gerald Burnham (13)
13. 36 Skip Brandow (16)
DNF. 155 Dustin Longboat (14)
DNF. 43c Chad Foster (1)
DNS. 32h Lee Hils (9)

VINTAGE CARS (11 entries)
A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name
1. 20k Rick St. Pierre (Modified Winner)
2. 70 Steve Arbuthnot
3. 07 Mark Shadwell
4. 9z Tim Zack
5. 62 Al Harju
6. 00 Bill Harju (Sportsman Winner)
7. 6 Lowry Siemens
8. 47b Alan Byerly
9. 4 Chic Voit
10. 400 Jim Atkinson
DNS. 16 Daryl Bray

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
JONES BROWN MOTORSPORTS INSURANCE
& EVERS FINANCIAL PRESENT:
“AUTOGRAPH NIGHT”
FEATURING CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS,
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI-STOCKS,
& GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
ADULTS $12, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $10, 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.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

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.

Photos by Dale Calnan / ImageFactor.ca

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