2014 Results

ZEMKEN, BROWN, WINGER, LAFANTAISIE & DEBOER WIN ON ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (June 6, 2014) – 110 drivers signed in to race on Rochester Knighthawks night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, June 6, 2014. Jessica Zemken, Jake Brown, Lee Winger, Tyler Lafantaisie, and Dusty DeBoer were the drivers standing in Mobil 1 Victory Lane as feature winners

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Jim Huppunen and Chris Steele made up the front row for the 360 Sprint Car feature, and Huppunen took the lead with Steele, Dave Dykstra, Jessica Zemken, and Mikey Kruchka giving chase. Zemken drove around both Steele and Dykstra on lap 8, and set her sights on Huppunen, who was working to get through traffic.

The two drivers raced hard for the win through some treacherous track conditions, but Zemken eventually prevailed. The Sprakers, New York resident made her move on lap 16, and went on to win by 1.439 seconds over Huppunen, Steele, Dykstra, and Mitch Brown.

The race went non-stop without a caution flag, with Zemken setting a new track record for the 20 lap distance. The win was her first at Ohsweken, and made her the 64th different driver to record a Sprint Car feature win at the track.

Heat races for the 22 car field were claimed by Mikey Kruchka, Glenn Styres, and Jim Huppunen, while Kyle Patrick won the B-Main.

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS

Josh Shantz and Mike Thorne were on the front row to start the Crate Sprint Car feature, but Jake Brown and Ryan Hunsinger charged through the field quickly, with Brown taking the lead from Shantz on lap 4.

Brown ran the middle groove through some of the roughest sections of the track in turns one and two for much of the race, while Hunsinger worked the low groove and tried to avoid the bumps. The two opposing strategies created one of the best races of the Ohsweken season so far, with Brown and Hunsinger officially swapping the lead 4 times in 11 laps.

It appeared that Hunsinger might be headed for his second win of the season, but Brown found a smooth line through turns one and two on the last lap. The two raced side-by-side to the finish line, with Brown winning by just 0.113 seconds. Hunsinger settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, and Brad Herron.

Heat races for the 11 car field were claimed by Josh Shantz and Aaron Turkey.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS

The Thunder Stock feature began with Dave Bitner, Jr. and Jamie Hyzca on the front row, but it quickly turned into a side-by-side race between May 30 feature winner James Thompson, and 2013 champ Lee Winger.

They swapped the lead several times before a caution flag came out on lap 12, and Thompson was assessed a two position penalty by officials who determined he had jumped a restart earlier in the race.

Thompson quickly got back to the second spot, but Winger stayed ahead and claimed the win, followed by Thompson, Bryce Richardson, Chase Hess, and Billy Bleich, Jr.

Heat races for the  car field were claimed by Dave Bitner, Jr., Chase Hess, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., and Lee Winger, while Ryan Dinning won the B-Main.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Robin Elliott and Mike Giberson started the Mini Stock feature on the front row, as original polesitter Chantelle Hyatt opted to start at the back of the field. Elliott took off and built a big lead, but 18th starter Tyler Lafantaisie eventually reeled him in and went on to his second consecutive win at Ohsweken.

Jason Lungaro and Brandon Janssens also made their way to the front from deep in the field to claim second and third, followed by Elliott, and Steve Miller.

Heat races for the 28 car field were claimed by Robin Elliott, Jason Lungaro, and Lucas Lubin, while Brandon Janssens won the B-Main.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Dustin Longboat and Max Chechalk started the Bomber feature at the front, and Chechalk led early in what turned out to be a wild race. Chechalk’s string of bad luck continued, as he suffered a flat right front tire.

Dusty DeBoer made his way to the front from the 11th starting spot and went on to the feature win, followed by Paul Longboat, Gerald Burnham, Ashton Reekie, and Dustin Longboat.

Heat races for the 15 car field were claimed by Max Chechalk and Joe DeBoer.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Six Nations Bingo presents weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken next Friday, June 13, 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
ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS NIGHT
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
TOTAL ENTRIES – 110

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS (22 entries)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 77 Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 4. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 5. 7m Justin Martin (Rodney), 6. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 7. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 8. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre). Time – 2:03.219

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 3. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 4. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 5. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 6. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), DNF. 15 Mike Ferrell (London). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 5. 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas), 6. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 7. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time – 2:06.808

Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award for highest Heat Race passing points total: 5 Keith Dempster $150 (Top 10 in Heat Race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-MAIN (10 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 33k Kyle Patrick, 2. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 3. 19 Cory Turner, 4. 49 Todd Hoddick, 5. 11 Jamie Turner, DNF. 71s Shawn Sliter, DNS. 15 Mike Ferrell. Time – 2:47.138

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 77 Jessica Zemken (5)
2. 14h Jim Huppunen (1)
3. 80 Chris Steele (2)
4. 5d Dave Dykstra (3)
5. 10 Mitch Brown (8)
6. 01 Mikey Kruchka (7)
7. 7m Justin Martin (10)
8. 0 Glenn Styres (4)
9. 33k Kyle Patrick (16)
10. 5 Keith Dempster (6)
11. 52 Jesse Costa (12)
12. 30 Adam West (13)
13. 3r Shane Ross (13)
14. 5c Conor Mahoney (9)
15. 49 Todd Hoddick (19)
16. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (11)
17. 10j Jeremy Hughes (17)
18. 11 Jamie Turner (20)
DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (15)
DNF. 19 Cory Turner (18)
Time – 5:30.829 NEW TRACK RECORD

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Huppunen (1-15), Zemken (16-20)

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (11 entries)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 2. 0 Robbie General (Hagersville), 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 4. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 5. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), DNS. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Caledonia), 3. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), DNS. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge). Time – 1:41.439

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

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shantz (1-3), Hunsinger (7, 11-14), Brown (4-6, 9-10, 15)

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (34 entries)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon), 2. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 3. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 4. 911h Jamie Hycza (Brantford), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 6. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 7. 83 Stan Farmer (Ohsweken), 8. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 9. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford). Time – 2:48.980

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 38c John Cote (Hamilton), 3. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 4. 93 Melissa Miller (Brantford), 5. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 6. 55 Laura Hughes (Flamborough), 7. 5 Ryan Hess (Ohsweken), DNF. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), DNF. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 2. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 3. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 4. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 5. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 6. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 7. 53 Logan Shwedyk (), DQ. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford). Time – 2:46.240

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 3. 00 James Thompson (St. Catharines), 4. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 5. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby), 6. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia), 7. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 8. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph). Time – 2:45.935

B-MAIN (10 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 85b Ryan Dinning, 2. 23 Trevor Deboer, 3. 1 Chris Dickie, 4. 5 Ryan Hess, 5. 77 Brett Rodwell, 6. 13 Kacey Huffman, 7. 83 Stan Farmer, 8. 66 Brady Longboat, 9. 38 Terry Martin, 10. 40 Derek Liverance, 11. 52 Tony Fraser, 12. 53 Logan Shwedyk, 13. 55 Laura Hughes, 14. 22 Brittani Myers, DNF. 14 Jonny Lowenberg, DNS. 88 Jesse McDonald. Time – 3:33.680

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 2 Lee Winger (18)
2. 00 James Thompson (20)
3. 11r Bryce Richardson (6)
4. 7x Chase Hess (10)
5. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (5)
6. 81 Karl Sault (15)
7. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (4)
8. 777x Steve Hess (9)
9. 85b Ryan Dinning (21)
10. 28 Jim Lampman (11)
11. 911h Jamie Hycza (2)
12. 5 Ryan Hess (24)
13. 93 Melissa Miller (8)
14. 8 Dale Gyokery (3)
15. 84rk Ryan Beagle (5)
16. 23 Trevor DeBoer (22)
17. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (19)
18. 77d Rob Disher (17)
19. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (1)
DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn (16)
DNF. 38c John Cote (7)
DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (13)
DNF. 1 Chris Dickie (23)
DNS. 49 Dave Bailey (12)
No Time

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hycza (1), Bomberry (2), Thompson (5, 8, 11) Winger (3-4, 6-7, 9-10, 12-20)

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (28 entries)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 2. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 3. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 4. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), DNF. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), DNF. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wellandport), DNF. 43 Kyle Nuell (Mount Hope), DNF. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), DNS. 66 Brandon Janssens (Woodstock).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 2. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 3. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 4. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 5. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas), 7. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 8. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), DNF. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre).

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 2. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 3. 81 Lee Hils (Dundas), 4. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 5. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 6. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 7. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 8. 66r Cole Rodwell (Caledonia), 9. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton).

B-MAIN (8 laps – Top 6 finishers transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 66 Brandon Janssens, 2. 93 Chris Ryckman, 3. 9 Tim DeBoer, 4. 64 Doug Erskine, 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove, 6. 69e Dan Erskine, 7. 17 Mike Taylor, 8. 43 Kyle Nuell, 9. 84 Jade Pelletier, DNS. 66r Cole Rodwell.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (18)
2. 7 Jason Lungaro (12)
3. 66 Brandon Janssens (19)
4. 99 Robin Elliott (3)
5. 79 Steve Miller (11)
6. 2 Matt Nuell (7)
7. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (9)
8. 29 Lucas Lubin (14)
9. 21x Mark Bazuin (13)
10. 64 Doug Erskine (22)
11. 9 Tim DeBoer (21)
12. 55 Rob Slater (6)
13. 90 Chad Smelser (4)
14. 05 Dave Goodacre (15)
15. 265 Mike Evers (17)
16. 69 Rob Twitchett (8)
17. 11 Mike Giberson (2)
18. 69e Dan Erskine (24)
DNF. 96 Brian Crosgrove (23)
DNF. 93 Chris Ryckman (20)
DNF. 81 Lee Hils (16)
DNF. 1 Kathi Dickie (10)
DNF. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (1)
DNF. 17 Mike Taylor (25)
DNS. 76 Jamie Goudge (5)

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (15 entries)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 2. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 3. 17 Dalton King (), 4. 26 Ashton Reekie (Hamilton), 5. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 6. 22 Brooke Nelson (Hamilton), 7. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton), DNS. 03d Dakota Potts (Simcoe).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 2. 2 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 14 Gerald Burnham (), 5. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 6. 1210 Thomas Booker (Lowbanks), DNS. 94 Lucas Smith (Ohsweken).

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

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
SIX NATIONS BINGO PRESENTS:
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.

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.

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: 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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