2014 Results

STEELE, TURKEY, THOMPSON, LAFANTAISIE, & HILS TAKE WINS ON STYRES GAS BAR NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (May 30, 2014) –  Chris Steele, Aaron Turkey, James Thompson, Tyler Lafantaisie, and Gillian Hils took the feature wins as 107 drivers signed in to race on Styres Gas Bar Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, May 30.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Chris Steele and Mikey Kruchka started the 360 Sprint Car feature on the front row, and Steele began to open a sizable lead running the low groove early in the race. Kruchka maintained the second position, with Mitch Brown giving chase in third. The first 16 laps of the race were run without incident, and Steele lost some of his lead while negotiating traffic, but Kruchka couldn’t get close enough to challenge for the lead.

Jessica Zemken brought out the only caution flag of the race on lap 16 when her right rear tire exploded, bunching the field for a 4 lap dash to the finish. Todd Hoddick had been using the high side of the track to gain positions before the caution flag, and was 4th behind Steele, Kruchka, and Brown for the restart. Steele opened a lead again, but Hoddick was the driver to watch as he was up to 2nd with two laps to go. Nobody could catch Steele though, as he claimed the third 360 Sprint Car feature win of his career, while Kruchka fought back and beat Hoddick to the line by inches. Mitch Brown and Glenn Styres rounded out the top 5.

Heat races for the 18 car field were claimed by Justin Martin, Dave Dykstra, and Shane Ross.

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS

Tyler Hendricks and Robbie General made up the front row for the Crate Sprint Car feature, but Kyle Durnin took the lead from General on lap 3. Durnin opened a lead, while Aaron Turkey took over the second spot, and 10th starter Jake Brown was on the move. Brown was in the top 5 by lap 4, and took third from General on lap 8, while Turkey began to reel Durnin back in, despite a bent front wing.

Paul Lang brought out a caution flag when he spun on lap 11, and erased what was left of Durnin’s lead. Durnin was strong when the race restarted though, and stayed up front for the last 4 laps. Turkey crossed the line second, while Tyler Hendricks stole the third spot from Brown on the last lap, and General rounded out the top 5. Turkey’s apparent runner-up finish turned into a win when Durnin’s car was found to be slightly underweight in post-race technical inspection, while Ryan Hunsinger moved into the top 5 as a result.

Heat races for the 11 car field were claimed by Mike Thorne and Ryan Hunsinger.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Dave Bailey and Trevor DeBoer started the Thunder Stock feature on the front row, and Bailey led the first lap before Chris Dickie took over the lead on lap 2. A crash on lap 11 took several competitors out of contention, including Bailey. Opening night feature winner Wyatt Van Wart took the lead from Dickie on the restart, but B-Main winner James Thompson was on the move and took the lead from Van Wart with 5 laps to go. Thompson had started the race in the 11th row, while Dave Silverthorn, Jr. moved into the top 5 from 19th on the grid.

The race was stopped with 3 laps to go when Laura Hughes flipped in turn 2. She was able to climb out of her heavily damaged car uninjured. Thompson stayed up front to get his first Ohsweken win after the 3 lap dash to the finish, followed by Van Wart, Lee Winger, Silverthorn, and Dickie.

Heat races for the 35 car field were claimed by Lee Winger, Ryan Dinning, Dave Bailey, and Billy Bleich, Jr., while James Thompson won the B-Main.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Dave Goodacre and Mark Bazuin began the Mini Stock feature on the front row, but it didn’t take long for Tyler Lafantaisie and Jason Lungaro to get to the front and fight for the lead. The race was stopped when Mike Taylor and Sarah Rutherford crashed hard exiting turn 4, with Taylor getting upside down. Both drivers were able to get out of their damaged cars with assistance from the safety crew, but Rutherford did go to the hospital for further evaluation.

Lafantaisie amd Lungaro resumed their fight for the lead when the race restarted, but Lungaro’s car faltered, and he eventually dropped out of the race. A spin by Jamie Goudge brought about a dash to the finish, and Lafantaisie held off 17th starter Lee Hils by mere inches to get his first Ohsweken win. Hils settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Goodacre, Brandon Janssens, and Mark Bazuin.

Heat races for the 27 car field were claimed by Mike Evers, Brandon Janssens, and Jason Lungaro while Chris Ryckman won the B-Main.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Gillian Hils and Paul Longboat started the Bomber feature on the front row, and Hils was able to negotiate traffic and hold off 2013 champ Dusty DeBoer to get her first Ohsweken win. DeBoer settled for the runner-up spot again, while Thomas Booker, Ashton Reekie, and opening night feature winner Joe DeBoer rounded out the top 5.

Heat races for the 16 car field were claimed by Joe DeBoer and Lucas Smith.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
The Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse club presents weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken next Friday, June 6, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with racing starting at 7:30pm!

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
STYRES GAS BAR NIGHT
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
TOTAL ENTRIES – 107

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS (18 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 8 in passing points redrew for Feature starting positions):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 7m Justin Martin (Rodney), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time – 1:54.713

HEAT RACE #2
1. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), DNS. 77x Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY). Time – 1:55.620

HEAT RACE #3
1. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 2. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 3. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 4. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 5. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 15 Mike Ferrell (London). Time – 1:58.145

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 80 Chris Steele (1)
2. 01 Mikey Kruchka (2)
3. 49 Todd Hoddick (9)
4. 10 Mitch Brown (4)
5. 0 Glenn Styres (8)
6. 14h Jim Huppunen (11)
7. 5 Keith Dempster (5)
8. 3r Shane Ross (6)
9. 33k Kyle Patrick (10)
10. 7m Justin Martin (3)
11. 19 Cory Turner (15)
12. 11 Jamie Turner (12)
13. 71s Shawn Sliter (17)
14. 10j Jeremy Hughes (13)
15. 5c Conor Mahoney (14)
16. 15 Mike Ferrell (16)
DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (7)
DNF. 77x Jessica Zemken (18)
No Time.

AWARDS:
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” (highest passing points total): 5 Keith Dempster ($150)

Lap Leaders – Steele (1-20)

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (11 entries)
HEAT RACES (6 laps each)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 3. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 5. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), DNF. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford). Time – 1:43.649

HEAT RACE #2
1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Caledonia), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 3. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 4. 0 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford). Time – 1:37.235

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 68 Aaron Turkey (6)
2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (1)
3. 1-10 Jake Brown (10)
4. 0 Robbie General (2)
5. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (8)
6. 12 Brad Herron (11)
7. 18 Josh Shantz (9)
8. 6L Paul Lang (5)
9. 00 Mark Czuba (3)
10. 55 Mike Thorne (7)
DQ. 43k Kyle Durnin (4)
No Time.

Lap Leaders – General (1-2), Durnin (3-15)

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (35 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 5 finishers in each transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 2. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 3. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet), 4. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby), 5. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 6. 38c John Cote (Hamilton), 7. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 8. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), DNF. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton). No Time

HEAT RACE #2
1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 3. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 4. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 5. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon), 6. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 7. 911h Jamie Hycza (Brantford), 8. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), DNF. 00 James Thompson (St. Catharines). Time – 2:47.338

HEAT RACE #3
1. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 93 Melissa Miller (Brantford), 5. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 6. 5 Ryan Hess (Ohsweken), 7. 83 Stan Farmer (Ohsweken), 8. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 9. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis). Time – 2:42.914

HEAT RACE #4
1. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 2. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 3. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 4. 55 Laura Hughes (Puslinch), 5. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 6. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford), 7. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph), DNF. 117 Don Wilson (). Time – 2:42.154

B-MAIN
(10 laps – Top 4 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 00 James Thompson, 2. 119 Shaun Quinn, 3. 38c John Cote, 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 5. 5 Ryan Hess, 6. 83 Stan Farmer, 7. 911h Jamie Hycza, 8. 8 Dale Gyokery, 9. 13 Kacey Huffman, 10. 40 Derek Liverance, 11. 66 Brady Longboat, DNF. 81 Karl Sault, DNF. 22 Brittani Myers, DNS. 52 Tony Fraser, DNS. 117 Don Wilson. Time – 3:25.683

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 00 James Thompson (21)
2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (8)
3. 2 Lee Winger (9)
4. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (19)
5. 1 Chris Dickie (3)
6. 777x Steve Hess (14)
7. 28 Jim Lampman (7)
8. 93 Melissa Miller (15)
9. 5 Ryan Hess (25)
10. 7x Chase Hess (6)
DNF. 38c John Cote (23)
DNF. 49 Dave Bailey (1)
DNF. 11r Bryce Richardson (17)
DNF. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (10)
DNF. 55 Laura Hughes (16)
DNF. 85b Ryan Dinning (12)
DNF. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (11)
DNF. 88 Jesse McDonald (4)
DNF. 23 Trevor DeBoer (2)
DNF. 84rk Ryan Beagle (24)
DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn (22)
DNF. 77d Rob Disher (13)
DNF. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (18)
DNF. 33 Jack Myers (5)
DNS. 38 Terry Martin (20)
No Time

Lap Leaders – Bailey (1), Dickie (2-11), Van Wart (12-14), Thompson (15-20)

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (27 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 6 finishers in each transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 2. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 3. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 4. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 5. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 6. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 7. 53 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 8. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 9. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 66 Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 3. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 5. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 6. 81 Lee Hils (Dundas), 7. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 8. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), DNS. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre).

HEAT RACE #3
1. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hagersville), 2. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 3. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 4. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 5. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas), 7. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wellandport), 8. 43 Kyle Nuell (Mount Hope), DNS. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville).

B-MAIN
(8 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
1. 93 Chris Ryckman, 2. 53 Sarah Rutherford, 3. 69e Dan Erskine, 4. 90 Chad Smelser, 5. 76 Jamie Goudge, 6. 84 Jade Pelletier, 7. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, DNS. 43 Kyle Nuell, DNS. 11 Mike Giberson.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (6)
2. 81 Lee Hils (17)
3. 05 Dave Goodacre (1)
4. 66 Brandon Janssens (5)
5. 21x Mark Bazuin (2)
6. 64 Doug Erskine (14)
7. 69e Dan Erskine (21)
8. 93 Chris Ryckman (19)
9. 79 Steve Miller (13)
10. 1 Kathi Dickie (10)
11. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (18)
12. 2 Matt Nuell (12)
13. 9 Tim DeBoer (7)
14. 69 Rob Twitchett (11)
15. 84 Jade Pelletier (24)
16. 90 Chad Smelser (22)
DNF. 76 Jamie Goudge (23)
DNF. 55 Rob Slater (16)
DNF. 7 Jason Lungaro (4)
DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (9)
DNF. 265 Mike Evers (3)
DNF. 53 Sarah Rutherford (20)
DNF. 17 Mike Taylor (15)
DNS. 99 Robin Elliott (8)

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (16 entries)
HEAT RACES (6 laps each)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 2. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 3. 1210 Thomas Booker (), 4. 26 Ashton Reekie (Hamilton), 5. 2 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 6. 14 Gerald Burnham (), 7. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton), 8. 03d Dakota Potts (Simcoe).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 94 Lucas Smith (Ohsweken), 2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 3. 188 Paul Longboat (), 4. 155 Dustin Longboat (), 5. 22 Brooke Nelson (Hamilton), 6. 37 Jake Mark (), DNF. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), DNS. 17 Dalton King ().

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils (1)
2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (5)
3. 1210 Thomas Booker (7)
4. 26 Ashton Reekie (3)
5. 42 Joe DeBoer (8)
6. 14 Gerald Burnham (11)
7. 43c Clinton Nicholls (13)
8. 22 Brooke Nelson (10)
DNF. 188 Paul Longboat (4)
DNF. 03d Dakota Potts (15)
DNF. 37 Jake Mark (12)
DNF. 2 Tim Nuell (9)
DNF. 97 Max Chechalk (14)
DNF. 94 Lucas Smith (6)
DNF. 17 Dalton King (16)
DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (2)

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS PRESENT:
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE 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 Lane 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 360 Sprint Cars, Crate 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.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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