2013 Results, News

JOHNSON, VAN WART, BOUGHTON, & DEBOER WIN FEATURES ON SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (September 6, 2013) –  98 drivers signed in to race on Woodstock Ford “Season Championship Night” at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Wayne Johnson won the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature, Wyatt Van Wart took Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock honours, Davey Boughton won his 7th HRW Automotive Mini  Stock feature of the season, and Tim DeBoer visited Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants Victory Lane after the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber feature.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Dain Naida and Kyle Patrick made up the front row for the 25 lap Season Championship Sprint Car feature. Jim Huppunen entered the night 34 points ahead of Jamie Collard, and needing to finish 15th or better to secure his 2nd Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car championship. His task became a bit more difficult when he was forced to qualify from the B-Main, but Collard had to do the same, so they started next to each other in row 9. Collard made up 9 spots and finished 8th, while Huppunen finished 11th and claimed the title.

The race for the feature win was a compelling one, as Dain Naida led until lap 11, when Mitch Brown got by. Wayne Johnson was making his first Ohsweken appearance of the season in preparation for next weekend’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and was up to 3rd from his 8th starting spot by that time. Johnson took 2nd from Naida on lap 14, and went to work chasing down Brown. He was not able to make much headway though, as Brown was running a fast line around the bottom groove.

Johnson’s chance came when Brown encountered traffic, with many of those slower cars also running the low side of the track. Johnson ran down Brown and made the winning move on lap 22. Johnson cruised to his first feature win of the season, while Brown settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Naida, Kyle Patrick, and Shane Ross.

Heat races for the 28 car field were claimed by Kyle Patrick, Wayne Johnson, and Tom Huppunen, while Jamie Collard won the B-Main, and Wayne Johnson won the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award for accruing the most heat race passing points. Johnson’s time of 6:08.783 in the non-stop feature set a new 25 lap track record.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Brett Rodwell and Shaun Quinn were on the front row for the 25 lap Thunder Stock, and Rodwell led the first 4 laps before Wyatt Van Wart got to the front after starting 12th. The championship race was also a focal point, as Lee Winger entered the feature 10 points ahead of Jim Lampman, 20 points ahead of Cory Turner, and 33 points ahead of Bryce Richardson. Lampman’s title hopes ended with an engine failure and brief fire just before the halfway point of the race.

Winger was next to have trouble, as Richardson made contact with Winger’s rear bumper while the two raced hard for the 5th position, causing the championship leader to spin in turn 2. Winger was forced to restart from the back of the field, while Richardson was also sent back by officials for the contact. This left Cory Turner with a shot at the title, as he was running 3rd behind Van Wart, and Karl Sault.

Winger and Richardson went to work when the race restarted, and were quickly back fighting for top 10 spots. Up front, Sault was able to challenge Van Wart for the lead, and led laps 18 and 19. Van Wart proved to be too strong though, and led the final 6 laps to take his 3rd feature win of the season, with Sault, Cory Turner, Ryan Beagle, and Dave Silverthorn, Jr. chasing him to the finish. Winger and Richardson crossed 9th and 10th, which was enough for Winger to win the championship over Turner by 8 points.

Heat races for the 29 car field were claimed by Shaun Quinn, Wyatt Van Wart, and Lee Winger, while Robbie General won the B-Main.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Mike Giberson and Jade Pelletier were on the front row for the final points-paying Mini Stock feature of 2013, but Laura Hughes took the early lead. Davey Boughton clinched the Mini Stock championship and Rookie of the Year award by starting the race, but wasn’t content to rest on his laurels, and moved up quickly from row 8 to 2nd behind Hughes before the 2nd lap was complete.

Boughton got by Hughes and went on to dominate the rest of the non-stop 20 lap race, while Hughes and Alex Schuts put on a show racing for the runner-up spot. Schuts tried everything, but could not get by, with Hughes finishing 2nd, followed by Schuts, Jason Lungaro, and Chase Hess.

Heat races for the 24 car field were claimed by Laura Hughes, Alex Schuts, and Jeremy May.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Adam Hallett and Tim DeBoer made up the front row of the Bomber feature, with Tim needing to win and see brother Dusty finish 6th or worse in order to claim the season championship. Hallett led early, but Tim DeBoer got by and went on to take the feature win. Dusty DeBoer fought hard to move up from his row 4 starting spot, and eventually finished 5th to take his first Bomber title. Hallett came home 2nd, followed by Gillian Hils, and Brady Longboat.

Heat races for the 17 car field were claimed by Adam Hallett and Brady Longboat, while Max Chechalk won the B-Main.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
The “Night Before the Nationals” presented by Burger Barn is ready to go on Friday, September 13. The first night of the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will include Twin 15 lap features for the Sprint Cars, along with the TJSlideways.com Ohsweken Shootout, and the Dave McLeod Memorial “Mr. Sprint Car Challenge”, plus the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks racing in a special $500-to-win non-points event.

Arrow Express presents the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 14, with 70 or more 360 Sprint Car teams from all over North America expected to compete for the $12,000 feature winner’s cheque, plus the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will be racing in a special $500-to-win non-points event.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and check out our new system for online ticket sales, or purchase your tickets at the track on Friday, September 13 with your Visa, Mastercard, or debit card!

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
2013 SEASON – ROUND 18 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
“SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT”
EVENT SPONSOR – WOODSTOCK FORD
TOTAL ENTRIES – 98

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] 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. [2] 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 3. [3] 52x Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY), 4. [8] 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 5. [4] 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. [5] 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 7. [7] 7x Jamie Collard (Burford), 8. [6] 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 9. [9] 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (Simcoe), DNF. 11x Jeff Beamer (Welland). Time – 1:55.499.

BURGER BARN HEAT RACE #2
1. [4] 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 2. [1] 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 3. [3] 80 Chris Steele (Vineland), 4. [8] 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 5. [9] 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 6. [6] 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 7. [5] 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 8. [7] 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 9. [2] 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington). Time – 1:50.432.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. [2] 27h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. [5] 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 3. [1] 31 john Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 4. [4] 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 5. [8] 30g Steve Goldner (Aylmer), 6. [3] 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 7. [7] 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 8. [6] 15 Mike Ferrell (London), DNF. [9] 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne). Time – 1:53.818.

B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 8 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 7x Jamie Collard, 2. 14h Jim Huppunen, 3. 94 Stan Zanchin, 4. 5c Conor Mahoney, 5. 01 Mikey Kruchka, 6. 11 Jamie Turner, 7. 71 Travis Cunningham, 8. 21j John Burbridge, Sr., 9. 10j Jeremy Hughes, DNF. 6L Paul Lang, DNF. 15 Mike Ferrell, DNS. 11x Jeff Beamer.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CARS A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Wayne Johnson (8)
2. 10 Mitch Brown (3)
3. 07x Dain Naida (1)
4. 33k Kyle Patrick (2)
5. 3r Shane Ross (4)
6. 5d Dave Dykstra (5)
7. 80 Chris Steele (11)
8. 7x Jamie Collard (17)
9. 0 Glenn Styres (9)
10. 5 Keith Dempster (16)
11. 14h Jim Huppunen (18)
12. 01 Mikey Kruchka (21)
13. 49 Todd Hoddick (7)
14. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (13)
15. 11 Jamie Turner (22)
16. 30g Steve Goldner (10)
17. 81 Derek Jonathan (14)
18. 9nz Havard Daniels (15)
19. 94 Stan Zanchin (19)
20. 5c Conor Mahoney (20)
DNF. 52x Scott Kreutter (12)
DNF. 27h Tom Huppunen (6)
DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (24)
DNF. 71 Travis Cunningham (23)
Time – 6:08.783

Lap Leaders – Naida (1-11), Brown (12-21), Johnson (22-25)

SPRINT CAR AWARDS:
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award (highest heat race passing points total): 77x Wayne Johnson ($150)

UNOFFICIAL FINAL TOP 5 IN POINTS
Rank. Number Name Total
1. 14h Jim Huppunen 743
2. 7x Jamie Collard 715
3. 10 Mitch Brown 674
4. 80 Chris Steele 654
5. 3r Shane Ross 624

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (29 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 6 finishers in each transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

ARROW EXPRESS HEAT RACE #1
1. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 2. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia), 3. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 5. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 6. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 7. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 8. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken), 9. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 10. 4 Brittany Gyokery (Jarvis). No Time.

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 44 Kevin Dawson (Caledonia), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Caledonia), 7. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 8. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 9. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 10. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford). Time – 2:41.969.

ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS HEAT RACE #3
1. 2 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 3. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet), 4. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 5. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 6. 00x Derek Miller (Ohsweken), 7. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 8. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 9. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia). Time – 2:41.801.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 10 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 00 Robbie General, 2. 777x Steve Hess, 3. 11r Bryce Richardson, 4. 93 Melissa Miller, 5. 17 Rob Disher, 6. 31 Dave Bailey, 7. 911 Nick Liverance, 8. 48 Mike Graham, DNF. 4 Brittany Gyokery, DNF. 68 Aaron Turkey, DNS. 91 Ryan Turner. Time – 3:28.996

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY
THUNDER STOCKS A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (12)
2. 81 Karl Sault (15)
3. 19 Cory Turner (11)
4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (5)
5. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (17)
6. 1 Chris Dickie (6)
7. 55 Mike Thorne (9)
8. 119 Shaun Quinn (2)
9. 2 Lee Winger (16)
10. 11r Bryce Richardson (21)
11. 00x Derek Miller (18)
12. 10 Jake Brown (4)
13. 12 Brad Herron (10)
14. 38 Terry Martin (3)
15. 777x Steve Hess (20)
16. 77 Brett Rodwell (1)
17. 23 Trevor DeBoer (23)
18. 31 Dave Bailey (24)
19. 93 Melissa Miller (22)
20. 17 Rob Disher (23)
21. 00 Robbie General (19)
22. 911 Nick Liverance (25)
23. 48 Mike Graham (26)
24. 33 Jack Myers (13)
25. 28 Jim Lampman (14)
26. 4 Brittany Gyokery (27)
27. 44 Kevin Dawson (8)
DNS. 68 Aaron Turkey (28)
No Time.

Lap Leaders – Rodwell (1-4), Sault (18-19), Van Wart (5-17, 20-25)

UNOFFICIAL FINAL TOP 5 IN POINTS
Rank. Number Name Total
1. 2 Lee Winger 969
2. 19 Cory Turner 961
3. 11r Bryce Richardson 934
4. 28 Jim Lampman 927
5. 55 Mike Thorne 909

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (24 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. 10 Laura Hughes (Puslinch), 2. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 3. 66 Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 4. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 5. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wainfleet), 6. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), DNS. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville).

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 2. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 3. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), 4. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 5. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 6. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), DNF. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken).

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE HEAT RACE #3
1. 16 Jeremy May (Hamilton), 2. 66r Cole Rodwell (Caledonia), 3. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 4. 1c Evan Curtis (Wainfleet), 5. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle), 6. 96t Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 7. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Millgrove), DNS. 43 Brian Watson (Hamilton).

HRW AUTOMOTIVE
MINI STOCKS A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 18x Davey Boughton (15)
2. 10 Laura Hughes (5)
3. 81 Alex Schuts (12)
4. 7 Jason Lungaro (19)
5. 7x Chase Hess (22)
6. 69e Dan Erskine (20)
7. 16 Jeremy May (14)
8. 05 Dave Goodacre (8)
9. 66r Cole Rodwell (18)
10. 1c Evan Curtis (17)
11. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (9)
12. 79 Steve Miller (11)
13. 90 Chad Smelser (23)
14. 96t Mike Taylor (13)
15. 66 Brandon Janssens (7)
16. 76 Jamie Goudge (6)
17. 84 Jade Pelletier (2)
18. 11 Mike Giberson (1)
19. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (16)
20. 1 Kathi Dickie (3)
DNF. 22 Brittani Myers (10)
DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett (4)
DNF. 43 Brian Watson (24)
DNS. 29 Lucas Lubin (21)

UNOFFICIAL FINAL TOP 5 IN POINTS
Rank. Number Name Total
1. 18x Davey Boughton 1061
2. 81 Alex Schuts 990
3. 7 Jason Lungaro 968
4. 7x Chase Hess 957
5. 10 Laura Hughes 941

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

HEAT RACE #1
1. 18 Adam Hallett (Cambridge), 2. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 3. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 4. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 5. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 6. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton), 7. 97 Max Chechalk (Hamilton), 8. 28 Bob Burgess (Cayuga).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 3. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 5. 14 Gerald Burnham (), 6. 7L Valen Longboat (Ohsweken), 7. 05 Rebecca Corcoran (Milton), 8. 35 Justin Brown ().

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 97 Max Chechalk, 2. 43c Clinton Nicholls, 3. 28 Bob Burgess, 4. 7L Valen Longboat, 5. 03d Dakota Potts, 6. 35 Justin Brown, 7. 05 Rebecca Corcoran.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET
BOMBERS A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 9 Tim DeBoer (2)
2. 18 Adam Hallett (1)
3. 32 Gillian Hils (4)
4. 66 Brady Longboat (9)
5. 23 Dusty DeBoer (8)
6. 88 Jesse McDonald (7)
7. 42 Joe DeBoer (6)
8. 97 Max Chechalk (11)
9. 6 Wayde Thorne (3)
10. 43c Clinton Nicholls (12)
11. 14 Gerald Burnham (10)
12. 7L Valen Longboat (14)
13. 35 Justin Brown (16)
14. 28 Bob Burgess (13)
15. 03d Dakota Potts (15)
16. 188 Paul Longboat (5)

UNOFFICIAL FINAL TOP 5 IN POINTS
Rank. Number Name Total
1. 23 Dusty DeBoer 1073
2. 9 Tim DeBoer 1072
3. 97 Max Chechalk 1029
4. 66 Brady Longboat 1013
5. 88 Jesse McDonald 999

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
BURGER BARN PRESENTS:
“THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS”
SPRINT CAR TWIN 15′s,
TJSLIDEWAYS.COM OHSWEKEN SHOOTOUT,
& 7TH ANNUAL DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL “MR. SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE”,
PLUS HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
ADULTS/SENIORS/STUDENTS $15, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 5:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:30 P.M.

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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