2012 Results, News

TONY STEWART ‘SMOKES’ THE FIELD AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

By Tommy Goudge (July 30, 2012) – Tony Stewart was the man of the hour at Ohsweken Speedway during the special Monday night edition of racing for the track’s 4 weekly racing divisions. Stewart started 17th in the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature, and made his way through the field to claim his second win in three career visits to the Styres family-owned facility. Jack Myers triumphed again in the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stock feature, while Steve Hess held off Craig Erskine to win the HRW Automotive Mini Stock race, and Lee Hils got the Pierced Parts Bombers feature win.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Jamie Collard and Glenn Styres began the 25 lap Sprint Car feature on the front row, and Collard took the lead before several early caution flags slowed the pace. Included in those early interruptions was a spin on lap 4 for championship contender Travis Cunningham in turn 2. Chris Steele entered the evening as the points leader, but suffered mechanical problems, leaving Styres with a chance to take back the lead. The breaks in the action also helped Tony Stewart to quickly make his way through the field, and into the top 5 with just 7 laps complete.

Styres fell back during the early portions of the race, while Dustin Daggett and Jessica Zemken moved into the top 3. Daggett held on strong despite a broken nose wing, but Zemken eventually got by. Styres was down to 7th on lap 12, but got a break when Conor Mahoney spun in turn 4 on lap 13 to bring out a caution, with the leader Collard having to take evasive action. Stewart got by Daggett after the restart, while at the front Zemken took over the lead, and Styres moved back into the top 5.

Stewart passed Collard on lap 15, while Styres did the same 2 laps later. The top 3 drivers raced through heavy traffic, and Stewart got alongside Zemken on lap 23, completing the winning pass by diving between two slower cars entering turn 3. Stewart went on to claim the feature win, but not before a final push by Styres kept the final outcome in doubt. Stewart claimed the win, followed by Styres, Zemken, Collard, and Daggett.

“(Styres) was coming I think,” said Stewart in the Engine Pro Racing Winner’s Circle. “Where we were running was kind of going away, but we had to use it to get through the traffic. The great thing is the track was awesome tonight. You could go to the bottom, the middle, and the top, and that’s hard to do for a race track crew, so Glenn and his staff did a good job getting it prepared. I got a really good break one lap – I think we got by 6 cars in (turns) 3 and 4, so it was things like that that we needed.”

Heat races for the 35 car field were claimed by Keith Dempster, Scott Kreutter, Mitch Brown, and Dustin Daggett, while Tony Stewart won the B-Main.

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
Derek Miller and Kameron Kocarik were on the front row for the Thunder Stock feature, but it wasn’t long before the field fanned out two and three wide in one of the best races of the season. Jack Myers, Kevin Knapp, Pete Reid, and sometimes Jim Lampman, Mike Thorne, and Lee Winger were all in on the fight at the front, but Myers eventually prevailed with a run through the middle exiting turn 2.

Myers went on to claim his fourth feature win in the last five races, while Thorne took the runner-up spot, followed by Knapp, Reid, and Winger.

“I don’t know what to say. This is awesome,” Myers remarked afterwards.
“I come here, and don’t expect to win. Today I expected just to qualify.
We had a bunch of fast cars coming in from out of town, and I was happy just to be in the race. I kept the car out of the accidents, and just put it out front. Kevin Knapp gave me a great run. I had to drive a lot harder tonight.”

Heat races for the Mark Fawcett, Kevin Knapp, Murray Nicholls, and Mike Thorne, while Wyatt Van Wart won the B-Main.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Ethan Martin and John Cote made up the front row for the Mini Stock feature, but things came to an abrupt halt when Brock Ducharme went for a wild upside-down ride down the backstretch to bring out the red flag.
Ducharme climbed from his badly damaged car under his own power, but did make a trip to the hospital due to a possible wrist injury.

Jeremy Hughes quickly made his way through the field and into the lead when the green flag came back out, but his engine began to sputter as the race reached the halfway mark, and Steve Hess closed in, eventually passing Hughes and going on to claim his second win of the season. Craig Erskine made the finish exciting though, as he caught Hess during the last few laps, and got close enough to give Hess a bump or two entering the last set of corners. Hess and Erskine were followed to the finish line by Mike Evers, Robin Elliott, and Jason Lungaro.

“I knew there was something happening,” Hess said of Hughes’ misfortune.
“We came down the frontstretch here, and it let go, but we were close. I don’t know if I could have got by him or not, but you got to keep trying. Somebody was hitting me in the back, and I thought it was
(Hughes) coming back again!”

Heat races for the 29 car field went to John Cote, Jason Lungaro, and Jeremy Hughes, while Doug Erskine won the B-Main.

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
Dwight Staats and Lee Hils started the Bomber feature on the front row, and Hils again took the early lead. Unlike Friday’s race, Hils kept the
#707 up front for the entire race, and got his first feature win of the season. Davey Boughton made his way through the field from the fifth row to chase Hils to the finish line, followed by Brady Longboat, Max Chechalk, and Dusty DeBoer.

“The car had a lot there,” said the 2008 champion of the division.
“There were a lot of boys out there that were hard runners, and they deserved it just as well as I did.”

Heat races for the 15 car field went to Lee Hils and Dusty DeBoer.

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“TONY STEWART AT OHSWEKEN”
RACE REPORT – JULY 30, 2012
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
TOTAL ENTRIES – 116

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS (35 entries) HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 16 in passing points transferred to
A-Feature):
Finish. [Starting Position] Number Name (Hometown)

ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL HEAT RACE #1
1. [2] 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. [1] 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 3. [7] 7x Jamie Collard (Burford), 4. [8] 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 5. [4] 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls), 6. [6] 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 7. [5] 40 Sammy Steiss (Ohsweken), 8. [9] 9 Jim Munsie (Pickering), 9. [3] 80 Chris Steele (Fenwick) DNF. No Time.

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #2
1. [2] 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. [3] 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 3. [5] 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 4. [8] 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 5. [6] 14 Tony Stewart (Columbus, IN), 6. [4] 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 7. [7] 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 8. [9] 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 9. [1] 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY) DNF.
Time – 1:56.844.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. [1] 49x Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY), 2. [7] 27h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 3. [9] 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. [2] 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 5. [4] 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. [8] 2 Brad Lodge (Stouffville), 7. [5] 21j John Burbridge, Sr.
(Simcoe), 8. [6] 15 Mike Ferrell (London), 9. [3] t27 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY) DNF. Time – 1:55.100.

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL HEAT RACE #4 1. [4] 2m Dustin Daggett (Portland, MI), 2. [8] 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. [1] 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 4. [6] 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. [7] 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 6. [5] 10c Bob Crawford (Sutton), 7. [3] 30g Steve Goldner (Aylmer), DNS. [2] 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley). No Time.

AWESOME RACEWEAR B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 8 finishers transferred to A-Feature) 1. 14 Tony Stewart, 2. 14h Jim Huppunen, 3. 5m Brad Malloy, 4. 2 Brad Lodge, 5. 31 John Burbridge, Jr., 6. 30g Steve Goldner, 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, 8. 10c Bob Crawford, 9. 9nz Havard Daniels, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan, 11. 40 Sammy Steiss, 12. 43 Scott Sherk, 13. 15 Mike Ferrell, 14. 9 Jim Munsie DNF, 15. 21j John Burbridge, Sr., 16. 94 Stan Zanchin, DNS. 80 Chris Steele, DNS. 67 Chris Durand, DNS. t27 Kyle Moffit. No Time.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 14 Tony Stewart (17)
2. 0 Glenn Styres (2)
3. 1z Jessica Zemken (4)
4. 7x Jamie Collard (1)
5. 2m Dustin Daggett (5)
6. 14h Jim Huppunen (18)
7. 27h Tom Huppunen (7)
8. 07x Dain Naida (8)
9. 49x Scott Kreutter (3)
10. 71 Travis Cunningham (10)
11. 10 Mitch Brown (11)
12. 01 Mikey Kruchka (15)
13. 33k Kyle Patrick (13)
14. 5 Keith Dempster (6)
15. 3r Shane Ross (16)
16. 11 Jamie Turner (14)
17. 49 Todd Hoddick (9)
18. 5d Dave Dykstra (12)
19. 5m Brad Malloy (19)
20. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (21)
21. 10c Bob Crawford (24)
22. 2 Brad Lodge (20)
23. 5c Conor Mahoney (23)
24. 30g Steve Goldner (22) DNF
No Time.

Lap Leaders – Collard (1-13), Zemken (14-22), Stewart (23-25) Hard Charger – Stewart (+16)

SPRINT CAR AWARDS:
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” (highest passing points
total): 0 Glenn Styres ($100)

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS (37 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. 32 Mark Fawcett (Canfield), 2. 85b Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 4. 333x Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 5. 85h Curt Styres (Ohsweken), 6. 4 Brittany Gyokery (Jarvis), 7. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia), 8. 23x Dave Bitner, Jr. (Port Colborne), 9. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), DNS. 62 Brian Pescetti (Stoney Creek).

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 4k Kevin Knapp (Thorold), 2. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 3. 48 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 4. 00x Derek Miller (Ohsweken), 5. 3b Blaine Barrow (Welland), 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Caledonia), 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 8. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 9. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken).

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. 57 Murray Nicholls (Hamilton), 2. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 3. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 5. 333 Kameron Kocarik (Fonthill), 6. 08 Shawn Wilson (Port Robinson), 7. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 8. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 9. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken).

STYRES GAS BAR HEAT RACE #4
1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 5h Pete Reid (Niagara Falls), 3. 2 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 4. 33m Jack Myers (Wainfleet), 5. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 6. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 7. 711 Paul Reichel (Ridgeway), 8. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 9. 33t Cory Turner (Caistor Centre).

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 4 finishers transferred to A-Feature) 1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, 2. 33t Cory Turner, 3. 08 Shawn Wilson, 4. 711 Paul Reichel, 5. 77 Brett Rodwell, 6. 31 Dave Bailey, 7. 17 Rob Disher, 8. 38 Terry Martin, 9. 23x Dave Bitner, Jr., 10. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 11. 68 Aaron Turkey, 12. 4 Brittany Gyokery, 13. 23 Trevor DeBoer DNF, 14. 00 Robbie General DNF, 15. 13 Kacey Huffman DNF, DNS. 33 Colin Court.

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 33m Jack Myers (16)
2. 55 Mike Thorne (12)
3. 4k Kevin Knapp (18)
4. 5h Pete Reid (13)
5. 2 Lee Winger (15)
6. 28 Jim Lampman (6)
7. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (21)
8. 1 Chris Dickie (10)
9. 333 Kameron Kocarik (2)
10. 32 Mark Fawcett (17)
11. 11r Bryce Richardson (7)
12. 57 Murray Nicholls (14)
13. 00x Derek Miller (1)
14. 10 Jake Brown (11)
15. 85b Jesse McDonald (8)
16. 85h Curt Styres (5)
17. 711 Paul Reichel (24) DNF
18. 91 Ryan Turner (9)
19. 48 Shaun Quinn (4) DNF
20. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (20) DNF
21. 08 Shawn Wilson (23) DNF
22. 33t Cory Turner (22) DNF
23. 333x Billy Bleich, Jr. (19) DNF
24. 3b Blaine Barrow (3) DNF

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

ENGINE PRO RACING HEAT RACE #1
1. 38 John Cote (Hamilton), 2. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 3. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 4. 84 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 5. 53 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 6. 96 Brock Ducharme (Hamilton), 7. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 8. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 9. 10 Laura Hughes
(Flamboro) DNF.

STYRES GAS BAR HEAT RACE #2
1. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 2. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 3. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 4. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 5. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 6. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 7. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 8. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 9. 12 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton DNF, DNS. 27 Ashton Reekie (Hamilton.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 2. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 3. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 4. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 5. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 6. 48 Craig Erskine (Brantford), 7. 4 Jason Coutu (St.
Catharines), 8. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 9 44 Dale Cooke (Hamilton), 10. 92 Matt Pleil (Cambridge).

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature) 1. 64 Doug Erskine, 2. 02 Mike Taylor, 3. 44 Dale Cooke, 4. 69 Rob Twitchett, 5. 27 Ashton Reekie, 6. 4 Jason Coutu, 7. 11 Mike Giberson, 8. 10 Laura Hughes, 9. 92 Matt Pleil, 10. 12 Jonathan Ayrton, DNS. 05 Dave Goodacre..

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 777x Steve Hess (15)
2. 48 Craig Erskine (18)
3. 265 Mike Evers (14)
4. 99 Robin Elliott (5)
5. 7 Jason Lungaro (12)
6. 81 Karl Sault (17)
7. 38 John Cote (2)
8. 69e Dan Erskine (13)
9. 84 Dale Gyokery (6)
10. 64 Doug Erskine (19)
11. 79 Steve Miller (11)
12. 55 Rob Slater (8)
13. 44 Dale Cooke (21)
14. 27 Ashton Reekie (23)
15. 66 Jon Janssens (10)
16. 69 Rob Twitchett (22)
17. 11 Mike Giberson (24) DNF
18. 10j Jeremy Hughes (16) DNF
19. 53 Sarah Rutherford (4) DNF
20. 77x Ethan Martin (1) DNF
21. 96 Brock Ducharme (3) DNF
22. 02 Mike Taylor (20) DNF
23. 7x Chase Hess (7) DNF
24. 22 Brittani Myers (9) DNF
DNS. 4 Jason Coutu (24)

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS (15 entries)
HEAT RACES (6 laps each)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 707 Lee Hils (Dundas), 2. 5 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 3. 16x Dwight Staats (Ohsweken), 4. 21 Mark Bazuin (Waterford), 5. 199 Frank Turkey (Ohsweken), 6. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 7. 07 Savannah Jonker (Woodstock).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 2. 16 Jeremy May (Hamilton), 3. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 4. 97 Max Chechalk (Hamilton), 5. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle), 6. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 7. 33 Mike Lewis, 8. 84 Harlie Hornick (Chatham).

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 707 Lee Hils (2)
2. 18x Davey Boughton (10)
3. 66 Brady Longboat (8)
4. 97 Max Chechalk (7)
5. 23 Dusty DeBoer (6)
6. 5 Kathi Dickie (3)
7. 6 Wayde Thorne (11)
8. 42 Joe DeBoer (12)
9. 33 Mike Lewis (14)
10. 84 Harlie Hornick (15)
11. 21 Mark Bazuin (4) DNF
12. 16x Dwight Staats (1) DNF
13. 16 Jeremy May (5) DNF
DNS. 199 Frank Turkey (9)
DNS. 07 Savannah Jonker (13)

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