2013 Results, News

RYAN TURNER WINS “BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL 50”; PATRICK, KRUCHKA, BOUGHTON, & FOSTER ALSO VICTORIOUS

by Tommy Goudge (August 16, 2013) – 100 drivers signed in to race on Gale’s Auto Aftermarket “Brock Leonard Memorial Night” and KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Kyle Patrick and Mikey Kruchka took Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature wins, while Ryan Turner won the 2nd annual “Brock Leonard Memorial 50” for the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, Davey Boughton won his 6th HRW Automotive Mini Stock feature of the season, and Chad Foster visited Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants Victory Lane for the first time after the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers feature.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
The Sprint Cars had some extra racing on their schedule on Friday night, as their postponed A-Feature from July 19 was run before the week’s regularly scheduled racing.

Glenn Styres and Kyle Patrick started on the front row of the make up feature, but a lap wasn’t completed before Jared Zimbardi got sideways in turn 2 and collected points leader Jim Huppunen. Zimbardi’s front end was too heavily damaged for him to continue, while Huppunen’s crew was able to make repairs. Mitch Brown got to the front when the race restarted, and opened an early lead. The race was slowed several more times, as Scott Sherk spun in turn 3 and collected Todd Hoddick, while Glenn Styres spun in turn 3 on two separate occasions. Jim Huppunen wasted no time getting back in contention, as he was already back in the top 10 by lap 8.

Brown’s lead evaporated each time a caution flag came out, and Kyle Patrick took advantage by taking the lead at the halfway mark. Patrick had to stay ahead of Chris Steele for one final restart after a nasty crash on the front stretch involving Kyle Moffit, who climbed uninjured from his heavily-damaged car. Patrick took his second win of the season, followed by Steele. Jim Huppunen got by Steve Collins for third on the last lap, while Collins crossed the line fourth, followed by row 10 starter Jamie Collard. Collins was disqualified after the race for a technical infraction, which allowed row 11 starter Mikey Kruchka to claim the 5th spot.

Mikey Kruchka and Jamie Collard began the regularly-scheduled Sprint Car feature on the front row, and Collard led the first lap, but Shane Ross got by both of them to take the lead on lap 2. The sophomore driver was able to stay in the lead for 3 laps before Chris Steele moved into the lead, but Steele led just 2 laps before Collard got by to lead lap 7. Collard’s lead was short-lived again though, as Mikey Kruchka went from 4th to 1st on lap 8, and went on to take a feature win for the second straight week.

Collard chased Kruchka to the finish line, and survived a close call with 2 laps to go to take the runner-up spot. Dain Naida got the third spot, followed by Glenn Styres, and Jim Huppunen. The race went start to finish without a caution flag, and Mikey Kruchka set a new track record for a 20 lap Sprint Car race at 5:45.197, with Jamie Collard also under the previous record held by Tom Huppunen.

Heat races for the 28 car field were claimed by Conor Mahoney, Jim Huppunen, and Shane Ross, while Kyle Patrick won the B-Main, and Jim Huppunen won the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” award for accruing the most heat race passing points.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS “BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL 50”
Brett Rodwell and Robbie General made up the front row for the 2nd annual Brock Leonard Memorial race for the Thunder Stocks, but Chris Dickie led the first 2 laps before Ryan Turner made a beeline to the lead from his starting spot in row 6, with brother Cory close behind. Karl Sault also moved up early, and took the 2nd position from Cory Turner on lap 9. Ryan Turner and Karl Sault ran nose-to-tail for much of the rest of the 50 lap distance, with Sault occasionally getting alongside as the pair raced through traffic.

Dave Silverthorn, Jr. was also on the move early in the race, and was into the top 10 from his row 11 starting spot by lap 9. Silverthorn continued to pick up more spots, and took the third position from Cory Turner just before the halfway mark. Silverthorn was more than 7 seconds behind the leader, but a yellow flag helped to erase some of that deficit. He restarted with several lapped machines between himself and the two leaders, but eventually got by those cars and ran down Sault and Turner, who swapped the lead several times with less than 15 laps remaining. Ryan Turner was able to use slower traffic to retake the lead on lap 46, and keep Sault and Silverthorn at bay to get the big win. Sault settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Silverthorn, Jack Myers, and points leader Lee Winger.

Heat races for the 34 car field were claimed by Brett Rodwell, Mike Thorne, Lee Winger, and Pete Reid, while Brad Herron won the B-Main.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Mike Giberson and Jade Pelletier led the field to the green flag in the Mini Stock feature, but Brittani Myers took the lead early in the race for the second week in a row. Davey Boughton was on a mission to atone for last week’s flat tire which cost him a feature win though, and eventually took the lead and went on to win his 6th feature of the season. Jason Lungaro moved through the field from close to the rear for the second week in a row, and took the second spot, followed by Jeremy May, Alex Schuts, and Brittani Myers.

Heat races for the 24 car field were claimed by Chad Smelser, Jeremy May, and Davey Boughton.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Chad Foster and Tim DeBoer started up front in the Bomber feature, and Foster took the early lead. The race was red flagged for a wild flip by Mark Bazuin, who climbed out of his car uninjured. Foster held off several determined drivers to get his first career feature win, followed by Bob Burgess, Brady Longboat, Dusty DeBoer, and Tim DeBoer.

Heat races for the 14 car field were claimed by Tim DeBoer and Dusty Deboer.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance presents “Labour Day Special” Night at Ohsweken next Friday, August 30, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks with a full program plus their postponed feature from July 19, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers, and TUSA Canada West Mod Lites. Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with racing starting at 7:30pm!

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advance reserved seat tickets are now on sale for 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 16 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
“BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT”
& KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT
EVENT SPONSOR – GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET
TOTAL ENTRIES – 100

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CARS A-FEATURE (20 laps – Heat races run July 19, 2013)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 33k Kyle Patrick (2)
2. 80 Chris Steele (6)
3. 14h Jim Huppunen (9)
4. 7x Jamie Collard (20)
5. 01 Mikey Kruchka (22)
6. 07x Dain Naida (7)
7. 10 Mitch Brown (3)
8. 52 Jesse Costa (18)
9. 30g Steve Goldner (24)
10. 3r Shane Ross (11)
11. 81 Derek Jonathan (19)
12. 9nz Havard Daniels (8)
13. 49 Todd Hoddick (13)
14. 11 Jamie Turner (14)
15. 0 Glenn Styres (1)
16. 94 Stan Zanchin (23)
17. 5c Conor Mahoney (16)
DNF. f37 Kyle Moffit (10)
DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (21)
DNF. 35 Jared Zimbardi (5)
DNF. 10j Jeremy Hughes (17)
DNS. 5 Keith Dempster (4)
DNS. 27h Tom Huppunen (15)
DNS. 90 James Evans (25)
DQ. 67c Steve Collins (12)
No Time.

Lap Leaders – Brown (1-10), Patrick (11-20)

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS (28 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each –  Top 16 in passing points transferred to A-Feature. Top 10 in passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions):
Finish. [Starting Position] Number Name (Hometown)

RENWAY HEATING & COOLING HEAT RACE #1
1. [1] 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 2. [5] 80 Chris Steele (Vineland), 3. [4] 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 4. [7] 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 5. [2] 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 6. [3] 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. [6] 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), DNF. [8] 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), DNS. [9] f37 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), DNS. [10] 35 Jared Zimbardi. Time – 2:07.842

BURGER BARN HEAT RACE #2
1. [3] 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. [2] 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 3. [5] 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 4. [1] 30g Steve Goldner (Aylmer), 5. [4] 27h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 6. [8] 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 7. [6] 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. [9] 67c Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 9. [7] 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ). Time – 2:07.115

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. [2] 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 2. [3] 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 3. [1] 52x Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY), 4. [4] 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas), 5. [8] 7x Jamie Collard (Burford), 6. [5] 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 7. [9] 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 8. 67 Chris Durand [6] (Port Stanley), 9. [7] 5 Keith Dempster (Alton). Time – 2:11.460

WOODSTOCK FORD B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 8 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 33k Kyle Patrick, 2. 67c Steve Collins, 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, 4. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 5. 31 John Burbridge, Jr., 6. 5 Keith Dempster, 7. 67 Chris Durand, 8. 43 Scott Sherk, 9. 11 Jamie Turner, 10. 9nz Havard Daniels, DNF. 10j Jeremy Hughes, DNS. f37 Kyle Moffit. Time – 2:44.021

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 01 Mikey Kruchka (1)
2. 7x Jamie Collard (2)
3. 07x Dain Naida (5)
4. 0 Glenn Styres (3)
5. 14h Jim Huppunen (9)
6. 35 Jared Zimbardi (20)
7. 80 Chris Steele (6)
8. 3r Shane Ross (4)
9. 71 Travis Cunningham (16)
10. 49 Todd Hoddick (19)
11. 27h Tom Huppunen (15)
12. 94 Stan Zanchin (7)
13. 10 Mitch Brown (10)
14. 52 Jesse Costa (12)
15. 52x Scott Kreutter (11)
16. 30g Steve Goldner (14)
17. 67c Steve Collins (18)
18. 5c Conor Mahoney (8)
19. 81 Derek Jonathan (13)
20. 33k Kyle Patrick (17)
21. 5 Keith Dempster (22)
22. 67 Chris Durand (23)
23. 43 Scott Sherk (24)
DNF. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (21)
Time – 5:45.197 NEW TRACK RECORD

Lap Leaders – Collard (1, 7), Ross (2-4), Steele (5-6), Kruchka (8-20)

SPRINT CAR AWARDS:
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” (highest heat race passing points total): 14h Jim Huppunen ($150)

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (34 entries)
“BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL 50”
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 5 finishers in each transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

ARROW EXPRESS HEAT RACE #1
1. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia), 2. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 3. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 4. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 5. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 6. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 8. 4 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 9. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken). Time – 2:47.127

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 44 Kevin Dawson (Caledonia), 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Caledonia), 5. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet), 6. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 7. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 8. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 9. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford). Time – 2:44.922

ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS HEAT RACE #3
1. 2 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 4. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 5. 25 Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 6. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 7. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 8. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken). Time – 2:42.377

STYRES GAS BAR HEAT RACE #4
1. 05 Pete Reid (Niagara Falls), 2. m1 Rob Murray (St. Catharines), 3. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 4. 85h Brad Bacher (Hagersville), 5. 00xw Craig White (Ohsweken), 6. 3b Blaine Barrow (Welland), 7. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 8. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge). Time – 2:45.159

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 8 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 12 Brad Herron, 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, 5. 17 Rob Disher, 6. 777x Steve Hess, 7. 68 Aaron Turkey, 8. 38 Terry Martin, 9. 85b Ryan Dinning, 10. 31 Dave Bailey, 11. 93 Melissa Miller, 12. 911 Nick Liverance, 13. 48 Mike Graham, 14. 4 Dale Gyokery, DNF. 3b Blaine Barrow. No Time.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY
THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE
“BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL” (50 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 91 Ryan Turner (11)
2. 81 Karl Sault (15)
3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (22)
4. 33 Jack Myers (10)
5. 2 Lee Winger (12)
6. 11r Bryce Richardson (16)
7. 05 Pete Reid (19)
8. 19 Cory Turner (9)
9. 28 Jim Lampman (13)
10. 25 Billy Bleich, Jr. (14)
11. 84rk Ryan Beagle (23)
12. 44 Kevin Dawson (7)
13. 55 Mike Thorne (8)
14. 10 Jake Brown (5)
15. 119 Shaun Quinn (3)
16. 00 Robbie General (2)
17. 23 Trevor DeBoer (6)
18. 1 Chris Dickie (4)
19. 777x Steve Hess (26)
20. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (24)
21. 17 Rob Disher (25)
22. 38 Terry Martin (28)
23. 77 Brett Rodwell (1)
24. 00xw Craig White (20)
25. 68 Aaron Turkey (27)
DNF. m1 Rob Murray (18)
DNF. 85h Brad Bacher (17)
DNF. 12 Brad Herron (21)
No Time.

Lap Leaders – Dickie (1-2), Sault (39-45), R. Turner (3-38, 46-50)

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (24 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

MCDONALD’S OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #1
1. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 2. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 3. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 4. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 5. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 6. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 7. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 8. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wainfleet).

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 16 Jeremy May (Hamilton), 2. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 3. 10 Laura Hughes (Puslinch), 4. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 5. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), 6. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 7. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), DQ. 66 Brandon Janssens (Woodstock).

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE HEAT RACE #3
1. 18x Davey Bougton (Carlisle), 2. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 3. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 4. 66r Cole Rodwell (Caledonia), 5. 77 John Held (Hagersville), 6. 53 Mark Verhuel (Dundas), DNF. 96t Mike Taylor (Hamilton), DQ. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia).

HRW AUTOMOTIVE
MINI STOCKS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 18x Davey Boughton (19)
2. 7 Jason Lungaro (22)
3. 16 Jeremy May (14)
4. 81 Alex Schuts (7)
5. 22 Brittani Myers (5)
6. 05 Dave Goodacre (8)
7. 7x Chase Hess (13)
8. 10 Laura Hughes (15)
9. 79 Steve Miller (11)
10. 265 Mike Evers (24)
11. 66r Cole Rodwell (20)
12. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (10)
13. 90 Chad Smelser (3)
14. 53 Mark Verhuel (17)
15. 69 Rob Twitchett (6)
16. 1 Kathi Dickie (4)
17. 76 Jamie Goudge (9)
18. 96t Mike Taylor (16)
19. 11 Mike Giberson (1)
20. 77 John Held (21)
21. 66 Brandon Janssens (23)
22. 29 Lucas Lubin (18)
23. 84 Jade Pelletier (2)
24. 69e Dan Erskine (12)

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

HEAT RACE #1
1. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 2. 43c Chad Foster (Hamilton), 3. 28 Bob Burgess (), 4. 97 Max Chechalk (5), 5. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 6. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 7. 03d Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 2. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 3. 88 Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 4. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 5. 14 Gerald Burnham (), 6. 36 Skip Brandow (Orwell), 7. 18 Adam Hallet (Cambridge).

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET
BOMBERS A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 43c Chad Foster (1)
2. 28 Bob Burgess (4)
3. 66 Brady Longboat (10)
4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (9)
5. 9 Tim DeBoer (2)
6. 14 Gerald Burnham (13)
7. 03d Clinton Nicholls (14)
DNF. 97 Max Chechalk (5)
DNF. 88 Mark Bazuin (12)
DNF. 42 Joe DeBoer (7)
DNF. 188 Paul Longboat (3)
DNF. 6 Wayde Thorne (6)
DNS. 18 Adam Hallett (8)
DNS. 36 Skip Brandow (11)

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE PRESENTS:
“LABOUR DAY SPECIAL” NIGHT
FEATURING CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS,
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI-STOCKS,
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS,
& TUSA CANADA WEST MOD LITES
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, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket. 

Photos by Dale Calnan / www.ImageFactor.ca

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