2012 Results, News

STYRES, TURNER, LUNGARO & LONGBOAT WIN ON WILD NIGHT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

By Greg Calnan (August 31, 2012) – With a blue moon hanging over Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night, it was no surprise that things got a little crazy by the end of the program. Three of the four point leaders heading into the night had issues, helping to tighten the already close championship chases. Glenn Styres, Cory Turner, Jason Lungaro, and Brady Longboat all found their way to Engine Pro Racing Winner’s Circle during the Awesome Racewear Labour Day Special presented by Woodstock Ford.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
In the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, things got off to a bad start for points leader Tom Huppunen during his heat race, as the #27h was involved in a backstretch incident as the field was slowing for a yellow flag. The car flipped many times, forcing Tom to borrow a ride in the A-Main from Zach Zumpe.

On lap 1 of the 20 lap feature second place driver in the standings Travis Cunningham rolled in corner four ending his night. The scariest moment of the night came on lap 6, as Steve Goldner hit the corner four barriers at full speed, bringing out a lengthy red flag. Steve was alert and moving around as he was transported to Brantford General Hospital for observation, and released Saturday morning.

When racing resumed, Glenn Styres made a pass on leader Kyle Patrick in traffic to take the lead and win his 4th race of the season at Ohsweken. Jessica Zemken – driving for Miles Hill in the #77x – drove from 15th starting spot to finish second.

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
It was a night of redemption for Cory Turner in the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks as he piloted his #33T to victory lane one week after coming second in the 50 lap Brock Leonard Memorial. Turner cruised to the win over Lee Winger and Rob Disher. It was the second feature win in a row for the driver of Caistor Centre, Ontario after claiming his first career win at Merrittville last Saturday night.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
The largest points lead in any division going into the night was in the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks as Karl Sault led Mike Evers by 32 markers.
Sault would have to go to the team back up car for the feature and struggled to find speed while Evers lost a tire mid-race. Third place points driver Jeremy Hughes borrowed his sisters car and worked through the field before cutting a tire and setting the motor on fire on the final lap. Jason Lungaro was strong all night and claimed his second win of the year and gained valuable ground in the title chase.

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
In the Pierced Parts Bombers, it was a rough night for the points leaders. Max Chechalk was black flagged in the feature for rough driving, while Davey Boughton struggled with car troubles all night.
Chechalk went into the night 1 point ahead of Boughton in the standings. Brady Longboat won the feature and closed in on the top two, with one night of racing remaining.

DOUBLE FLAGPOLE RACE
The Double Flag Pole Race featured a familiar face in victory lane, as Dave Patton drove his #26 to the win. Glen Hils led every lap until the final corner – while coming to the white flag, the transmission broke in the car and handed the win to Patton.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case I.H. present Season Championships for all divisions this Friday, September 7. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers will all be in action for the final round of regular Friday Night Thunder racing in 2012. Gates open at 6:00 with racing starting at 7:45!

COMING SOON
Advanced reserved seat tickets for the 8th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals coming up on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15 at Ohsweken are on sale now! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and call 1-888-720-RACE to order yours today! The pre-entry list for this huge event already includes 42 drivers from as far away as Texas and Iowa, and many more are expected. Friday and Saturday Nationals tickets will be available at the Styres Gas Bar located at the Speedway entrance beginning Saturday, September 8. No two day package tickets will be available after 12 Noon this Thursday, September 6.

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2012
RACE REPORT – AUGUST 31
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSORS –
AWESOME RACEWEAR &
WOODSTOCK FORD

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS (23 entries) HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 12 in passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions):
Finish. [Starting Position] Number Name (Hometown)

ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL HEAT RACE #1
1. [2] 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. [4] 80 Chris Steele (Fenwick), 3. [3] 49x Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY), 4. [1] 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 5. [5] 11z Zach Zumpe (St. Catharines), 6. [8] 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 7. [6] 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 8. [7]
40 Sammy Steiss (Ohsweken). Time – 1:52.083.

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #2
1. [4] 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 2. [2] 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 3. [3] 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 4. [1] 77x Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 5. [6] 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 6. [7] 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 7. [8] 30g Steve Goldner (Aylmer), 8. [5] 27h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick) DNF. No Time.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. [4] 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 2. [2] 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 3. [3] 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 4. [4] 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. [7] 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 6. [1] 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 7. [3] 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (Simcoe). Time
– 1:53.109.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (10)
2. 77x Jessica Zemken (15)
3. 33k Kyle Patrick (3)
4. 07x Dain Naida (7)
5. 80 Chris Steele (5)
6. 14h Jim Huppunen (4)
7. 49x Scott Kreutter (8)
8. 5 Keith Dempster (11)
9. 01 Mikey Kruchka (17)
10. 10 Mitch Brown (13)
11. 3r Shane Ross (12)
12. 11 Jamie Turner (9)
13. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (20)
14. 81 Derek Jonathan (14)
15. 9nz Havard Daniels (19)
16. 30g Steve Goldner (18) DNF
17. 11z Tom Huppunen (23) DNF
18. 5c Conor Mahoney (2) DNF
19. 40 Sammy Steiss (22) DNF
20. 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (21) DNF
21. 49 Todd Hoddick (1) DNF
22. 71 Travis Cunningham (6) DNF
DNS. 11z Zach Zumpe (16)
No Time.

NOTES – 27h Tom Huppunen drove Zumpe 11z in A-Feature

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS (29 entries) HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 5 finishers in each transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

ENGINE PRO RACING HEAT RACE #1
1. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia), 2. 85b Luke Greiner (Barrie), 3. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 5. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Caledonia), 6. 4 Brittany Gyokery (Jarvis), DNS. 29 Jim Gracey (Dunnville), DNS. 85h Curt Styres (Ohsweken).

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 2. 57 Murray Nicholls (Hamilton), 3. 00x Derek Miller (Ohsweken), 4. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 5. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 6. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 7. 333 Kameron Kocarik (Fonthill) DNF.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 2. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 3. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 5. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 6. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 7. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford).

METAL WORKS HEAT RACE #4
1. 2 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 33t Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 5h Pete Reid (Niagara Falls), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 5. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 6. 33m Jack Myers (Wainfleet), 7. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford) DNF.

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 4 finishers transferred to A-Feature) 1. 33m Jack Myers, 2. 1 Chris Dickie, 3. 85h Curt Styres, 4. 10 Jake Brown, 5. 13 Kacey Huffman, 6. 29 Jim Gracey, 7. 4 Brittany Gyokery, 8.
38 Terry Martin DNF, 9. 333 Kameron Kocarik DNF.

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 33t Cory Turner (13)
2. 2 Lee Winger (9)
3. 17 Rob Disher (12)
4. 91 Ryan Turner (15)
5. 55 Mike Thorne (17)
6. 57 Murray Nicholls (3)
7. 33m Jack Myers (21)
8. 5h Pete Reid (16)
9. 31 Dave Bailey (14)
10. 12 Brad Herron (19)
11. 1 Chris Dickie (22)
12. 11r Bryce Richardson (18)
13. 28 Jim Lampman (7)
14. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (6)
15. 10 Jake Brown (24)
16. 84rk Ryan Beagle (8)
17. 00 Robbie General (1)
18. 77 Brett Rodwell (5)
19. 48 Mike Graham (4)
20. 85b Luke Greiner (20)
21. 68 Aaron Turkey (10) DNF
22. 00x Derek Miller (2) DNF
23. 85h Curt Styres (23) DNF
24. 23 Trevor DeBoer (11) DNF

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (25 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 5 finishers in each transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

ENGINE PRO RACING HEAT RACE #1
1. 81h Lee Hils (Dundas), 2. 48 Craig Erskine (Brantford), 3. 10 Laura Hughes (Flamboro), 4. 12 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), 5. 53 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 6. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 7. 222 Kevin Magrin (Hamilton) DNF, 8. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia) DNF.

STYRES GAS BAR HEAT RACE #2
1. 38 John Cote (Hamilton), 2. 84 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 3. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 4. 27 Dan Stewart (Hamilton), 5. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 6. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 7. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 8. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas).

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 3. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 4. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 5. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 6. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 7. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia) DNF, 8. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton) DNF, 9. 10j Jeremy Hughes
(Burlington) DNF.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro (12)
2. 777x Steve Hess (14)
3. 99 Robin Elliott (11)
4. 38 John Cote (13)
5. 69e Dan Erskine (7)
6. 48 Craig Erskine (17)
7. 02 Mike Taylor (9)
8. 265 Mike Evers (22)
9. 79 Steve Miller (10)
10. 27 Dan Stewart (1)
11. 84 Dale Gyokery (5)
12. 05 Dave Goodacre (8)
13. 66 Jon Janssens (4)
14. 81h Karl Sault (15)
15. 12 Jonathan Ayrton (2)
16. 22 Brittani Myers (18)
17. 69 Rob Twitchett (19)
18. 64 Doug Erskine (23) DNF
19. 55 Rob Slater (6) DNF
20. 10 Jeremy Hughes (25) DNF
21. 53 Sarah Rutherford (3) DNF
22. 222 Kevin Magrin (20) DNF
23. 11 Mike Giberson (21) DNF
DNS. 81h Lee Hils (16)
DNS. 10 Laura Hughes (24)

NOTES – 81 Karl Sault drove Hils 81h in A-Feature, and 10j Jeremy Hughes drove L. Hughes 10 in A-Feature

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS (13 entries)
HEAT RACES (6 laps each)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 21 Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 2. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 3. 44 Tylor Brock (Dunnville), 4. 707 Danny Shantz (St. Agatha), 5. 21x Josh Overholder, 6. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 7. 07 Savannah Jonker (Woodstock).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 5 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 16 Jeremy May (Hamilton), 5. 97 Max Chechalk (Hamilton), 6. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle).

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 66 Brady Longboat (6)
2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (2)
3. 6 Wayde Thorne (10)
4. 42 Joe DeBoer (4)
5. 5 Kathi Dickie (7)
6. 44 Tylor Brock(8)
7. 21x Josh Overholder (9)
8. 21 Mark Bazuin (3)
9. 16 Jeremy May (1)
10. 07 Savannah Jonker (12)
11. 707 Danny Shantz (5)
12. 18x Davey Boughton (13)
13. 97 Max Chechalk (10)

DOUBLE FLAGPOLE RACE A-FEATURE WINNER: 26 Dave Patton

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT & CASE INTERNATIONAL PRESENT “SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS” FEATURING CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS, LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS, HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI-STOCKS, & PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS ADULTS $12, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $10, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M.

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