2014 Results

NAIDA, HUNSINGER, VAN WART, LAFANTAISIE, GENERAL-THOMAS, ST. PIERRE, & BYERLY TAKE WINS ON AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 11, 2014) –  122 drivers signed in to race on Affordable Towing & Recovery night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Dain Naida, Ryan Hunsinger, Wyatt Van Wart, Tyler Lafantaisie, Spencer General-Thomas, Rick St. Pierre, and Alan Byerly visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 122

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (20 entries)

Shane Ross and Kyle Patrick started on the front row for the 20 lap 360 Sprint Car feature. Patrick took the lead early, while Jim Huppunen took second place from Ross on lap 3. Dave Dykstra took the third spot from Ross on lap 5, while 4th row starter Dain Naida moved into the top 5 on lap 6. Naida got by Huppunen on lap 10, while Dykstra’s chance for a top 5 finish ended when his right rear tire went flat on lap 11. Mitch Brown was running 5th when bodywork fell off his car and brought about a yellow flag for debris on the track. The championship contender was sent to the back of the field for the restart.

Huppunen briefly got back around Naida on lap 14, but couldn’t keep the Michigan driver behind him. Naida inched closer to Patrick as the race neared conclusion, and made the winning move in traffic in turn one on the last lap. Naida’s 4th career Ohsweken win came in his first visit to the track this season. Patrick settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Huppunen, Ross, and Glenn Styres, who had almost spun out just 2 laps from the end.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 07x Dain Naida (7)
2. 33k Kyle Patrick (2)
3. 14h Jim Huppunen (4)
4. 3r Shane Ross (1)
5. 0 Glenn Styres (10)
6. 80 Chris Steele (8)
7. 5 Keith Dempster (12)
8. 49 Todd Hoddick (6)
9. 67 Steve Collins (11)
10. 10j Jeremy Hughes (16)
11. 2 Steve Hutchinson, Jr. (9)
12. 11 Jamie Turner (15)
13. 10 Mitch Brown (3)
14. 5c Conor Mahoney (13)
15. 19 Cory Turner (20)
16. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (14)
17. 94z Stan Zanchin (17)
18. 9nz Havard Daniels (19)
19. 6 Curtis Gartly (18)
DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (5)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Kyle Patrick (1-19), Dain Naida (20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 1 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 3. 49  Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 5. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 4. 2 Steve Hutchinson, Jr. (Oswego, NY), 5. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 6. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 7. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ). Time – 1:53.523

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 3. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time – 1:55.677

Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award (heat race passing points high score): 33k Kyle Patrick ($150)
(Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Durnin took the early lead in the Crate Sprint Car feature, while Jake Brown moved through the field quickly until he nearly flipped in turn two, just after Josh Shantz’s right front tire flew off in turn 4. Ryan Hunsinger moved from 9th to 2nd by lap 5, and took the lead from Durnin on lap 8. Hunsinger fended off a challenge from Robbie General and went on to take his 3rd win of the season, followed by General, Durnin, Aaron Turkey, and Dylan Westbrook. Turkey and first-time Crate Sprint Car entrant Westbrook moved up to podium finishes when General did not go directly to the tech inspection line after the race, and Durnin’s front wing was found to be too far forward.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (9)
2. 68 Aaron Turkey (11)
3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12)
4. 55Mike Thorne (8)
5. 1-10 Jake Brown (7)
6. 6L Paul Lang (3)
7. 12 Brad Herron (10)
8. 00 Mark Czuba (5)
DNF. 18 Josh Shantz (6)
DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks (2)
DQ. 0 Robbie General (4)
DQ. 43k Kyle Durnin (1)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Kyle Durnin (1-7), Ryan Hunsinger (8-15)

HEAT RACE #1
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 2. 0 Robbie General (Hagersville), 3. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 5. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), DNF. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court). Time – 1:37.019

HEAT RACE #2
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 4. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 5. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 6. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland). Time – 1:33.365

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (34 entries)

Beagle took the lead early in the 20 lap Thunder Stock feature, while Rookie of the Year contender Chase Hess moved up to second place by lap 4. Beagle held the lead until past the halfway mark of the race, when a yellow flag brought the championship contenders into the fray. Wyatt Van Wart took the lead on lap 13, and stayed out front to take his 4th win of the season. Lee Winger, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Bryce Richardson, and Pete Reid rounded out the top 5.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (15)
2. 2 Lee Winger (20)
3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (16)
4. 11r Bryce Richardson (22)
5. 05 Pete Reid (17)
6. 7x Chase Hess (7)
7. 1 Chris Dickie (13)
8. 81 Karl Sault (10)
9. 28 Jim Lampman (21)
10. 84rk Ryan Beagle (2)
11. 23 Trevor DeBoer (6)
12. 38c John Cote (24)
13. 93 Melissa Miller (5)
14. 777x Steve Hess (8)
15. 88 Jesse McDonald (19)
16. 5 Ryan Hess (3)
17. 85b Ryan Dinning (11)
18. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (12)
19. b23 David Bitner, Jr. (9)
20. 38 Terry Martin (1)
21. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (4)
22. 49 Dave Bailey (14)
DNF. 77d Rob Disher (18)
24. 00 James Thompson (23)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Beagle (1-12), Wyatt Van Wart (13-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 2. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 3. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 4. 93 Melissa Miller (Brantford), 5. 5 Ryan Hess (Ohsweken), 6. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford), 7. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 8. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford), DNF. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 3. b23 David Bitner, Jr. (Hannon), 4. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 5. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 6. 14 Jonny Lowenberg (Caledonia), 7. 38c John Cote (Hamilton), 8. 911 Jamie Hycza (Brantford), DNS. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre) . Time – 2:48.409

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 2. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 3. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 5. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 6. 00 James Thompson (St. Catharines), 7. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 8. 55 Laura Hughes (Flamborough). Time – 2:44.758

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 05 Pete Reid (Niagara Falls), 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 3. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 5. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby), 6. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), DNF. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), DNF. 85h Tyler Anderson (St. Catharines). Time – 2:43.589

B-MAIN (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 28 Jim Lampman, 2. 11r Bryce Richardson, 3. 00 James Thompson, 4. 38c John Cote, 5. 13 Kacey Huffman, 6. 911 Jamie Hycza, 7. 8 Dale Gyokery, 8. 85h Tyler Anderson, 9. 48 Mike Graham, 10. 66 Brady Longboat, 11. 119 Shaun Quinn, 12. 40 Derek Liverance, 13. Laura Hughes, 14. Jonny Lowenberg. Time – 2:49.728

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (29 entries)

Championship points leader Tyler Lafantaisie started 17th in the 15 lap Mini Stock feature, and drove through the field to take the feature win, fending off challenges from Jon Janssens and Alex Schuts along the way. Janssens and Schuts finished 2nd and 3rd respectively, followed by Mark Bazuin and Brian Watson. The win was Lafantaisie’s 4th at Ohsweken this season.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (17)
2. 66x Jon Janssens (16)
3. 81 Alex Schuts (12)
4. 21x Mark Bazuin (18)
5. 43x Brian Watson (8)
6. 811 Lee Hils (15)
7. 9 Tim DeBoer(6)
8. 55 Rob Slater (19)
9. 05 Dave Goodacre (22)
10. 69e Dan Erskine (23)
11. 79 Steve Miller (20)
12. 93 Chris Ryckman (7)
13. 11 Mike Giberson (5)
14. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (4)
15. 90 Chad Smelser (24)
16. 96 Brian Crosgrove (3)
17. 99 Robin Elliott (13)
18. 69 Rob Twitchett (2)
19. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (1)
20. 7 Jason Lungaro (14)
DNF. 1 Kathi Dickie (10)
DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (9)
DNF. 66 Brandon Janssens (11)
DNF. 2 Matt Nuell (21)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 2. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas), 3. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 6. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 7. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 8. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 9. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wellandport), DNS. 76 Jamie Goudge (London).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 43x Brian Watson (Lynden), 2. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 3. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 4. 66 Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 5. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 6. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 7. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 8. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 10. 79 Steve Miller (Paris).

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 2. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 3. 66x Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 4. 811 Lee Hils (Dundas), 5. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 6. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 7. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 8. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 9. 53 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas).

B-MAIN (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 55 Rob Slater, 2. 79 Steve Miller, 3. 2 Matt Nuell, 4. 05 Dave Goodacre, 5. 69e Dan Erskine, 6. 90 Chad Smelser, 7. 53 Sarah Rutherford, 8. 84 Jade Pelletier, 9. 22 Brittani Myers, DNF. 17 Mike Taylor, DNS. 76 Jamie Goudge.

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (18 entries)

Spencer General-Thomas started on the pole of the 12 lap Bomber feature, and negotiated traffic well enough to take his first ever Ohsweken win. Max Chechalk and Dusty DeBoer began the race next to each other in row 6, and charged through the field to take podium finishes, followed by Paul Longboat, and Dustin Longboat.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. a1 Spencer General-Thomas (1)
2. 97 Max Chechalk (12)
3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (11)
4. 188 Paul Longboat (4)
5. 155 Dustin Longboat (6)
6. 94 Lucas Smith (8)
7. 42 Joe DeBoer (10)
8. 2 Tim Nuell (3)
9. 26 Ashton Reekie (9)
10. 43c Clinton Nicholls (14)
11. 14 Gerald Burnham (5)
12. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (13)
13. 32 Gillian Hils (7)
14. 1210 Thomas Booker (15)
15. 03d Dakota Potts (2)
16. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons (16)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. a1 Spencer General-Thomas (), 2. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 3. 14 Gerald Burnham (), 4. 2 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 5. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 6. 03d Dakota Potts (Simcoe), 7. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton), 8. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Dundas), 9. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons (Woodstock).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 2. 94 Lucas Smith (Ohsweken), 3. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 4. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 5. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 6. 26 Ashton Reekie (Hamilton), 7. 1210 Thomas Booker (Lowbanks), 8. 22 Brooke Nelson (Hamilton), DNS. 909 Jess Sky ().

B-MAIN (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson, 2. 43c Clinton Nicholls, 3. 1210 Thomas Booker, 4. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons, 5. 22 Brooke Nelson, DNS. 909 Jess Sky.

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VINTAGE MODIFIEDS (9 entries)

MODIFIED A-FEATURE WINNER: 20 Rick St. Pierre

SPORTSMAN A-FEATURE WINNER: 47b Alan Byerly

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Presents: “Brock Leonard Memorial Night” on Friday, July 18, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks “Brock Leonard Memorial 50″, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Adult General Admission is $12, while Senior & Student General Admission is $10, and Kids (age 12 & under) General Admission is FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m. on Friday, July 18, with racing starting @ 7:30p.m.

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.

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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