2014 Results

JOHNSON, CZUBA, BAILEY, BAZUIN, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON MCDONALD’S NIGHT

By Clayton Johns (July 25, 2014) – An action filled evening saw 120 drivers sign in to race on McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Wayne Johnson, Mark Czuba, Dave Bailey, Mark Bazuin and Joe DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT – FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS NIGHT
“AUTOGRAPH NIGHT” & “CHRISTMAS IN JULY”
TOTAL ENTRIES – 120

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (19 entries)

Jim Huppunen and Dave Dykstra led the 19-car Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature to the green flag. Dykstra grabbed the early lead off the initial start, shuffling Huppunen back to second. American invaders Wayne Johnson of Knoxville, IA and Shane Stewart of Pittsboro, IN battled for the third position early after starting side-by-side in the second row.

Johnson battled to take the lead from Dykstra on lap six and never looked back. Dykstra faded in the middle portion of the race as Huppunen ran in second ahead of Stewart. Johnson grew his lead to nearly a half lap as he ran through lapped traffic in the caution-free race. Johnson set a new track record for a 20-lap 360 sprint car feature at 4:55.961 en route to the victory. Stewart used a lapped car to get by Huppunen on the final corner and steal the second spot.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Wayne Johnson (3)
2. 77 Shane Stewart (4)
3. 14h Jim Huppunen (1)
4. 0 Glenn Styres (10)
5. 33k Kyle Patrick (8)
6. 5d Dave Dykstra (2)
7. 49 Todd Hoddick (7)
8. 10 Mitch Brown (14)
9. 3r Shane Ross (16)
10. 19 Cory Turner (6)
11. 5c Conor Mahoney (15)
12. 5 Keith Dempster (5)
13. 10j Jeremy Hughes (11)
14. 9nz Havard Daniels (12)
15. 11 Jamie Turner (18)
16. 71s Shawn Sliter (17)
17. 6 Curtis Gartly (19)
DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (13)
DNF. 80 Chris Steele (9)
Time – 4:55.961 NEW TRACK RECORD
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dave Dykstra (1-6), Wayne Johnson (7-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 5. 5c Conor Mahoney (Hamilton), 6. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time – 1:52.314.

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 4. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 5. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time – 1:51.797.

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 77 Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 3. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 4. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time – 1:51.009.

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 (14 entries)

Mark Czuba and Tyler Hendricks started on the front row for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars feature. Czuba took full advantage of his starting position and assumed top spot on the opening lap. Czuba carved out the top line ahead of second-place runner Jake Brown. Brown tried feverishly to catch Czuba in the first half, but couldn’t gain any ground until a lap eight caution when the front end broke on Paul Lang’s No.6L.

Czuba got the best of the restart and outdueled Brown. A pair of late race cautions after spins by Derek Westbrook gave Brown his best shot at the lead while running the top groove. It didn’t matter though as Czuba was too strong on the bottom and held off Brown and Hendricks for his first career sprint car victory.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 00 Mark Czuba (1)
2. 1-10 Jake Brown (4)
3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (2)
4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (13)
5. 55 Mike Thorne (3)
6. 43k Kyle Durnin (7)
7. 18 Josh Shantz (6)
8. 12 Brad Herron (8)
9. 68 Aaron Turkey (9)
10. 4 Greg Smulders (14)
11. 0 Dylan Westbrook (12)
12. 47x Ed Green (10)
13. 18x Davey Boughton (11)
14. 6L Paul Lang (5)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Czuba (1-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 4. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 5. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 6. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 7. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne). Time – 1:31.444 NEW TRACK RECORD

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 3. 0 Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle), 6. 47x Ed Green, 7. 4 Greg Smulders (Dorchester). Time – 1:31.537

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (34 entries)

Derek Liverance and Jonny Lowenberg led the 24-car field to the green flag for the 20-lap Affordable Towing and Recovery Thunder Stocks A-Main. Lowenberg grabbed a commanding lead in the early laps, but suffered problems on lap three that ended his night. Dave Bailey assumed the lead and set sail in front of the field only to be reeled in by a caution at lap seven.

Bailey was not to be denied victory on this night however, as he led the final 18 laps and earned a parking spot in Mobil 1 victory lane. The best efforts of second-place finisher Dave Silverthorne weren’t enough to put him within striking distance. Chris Dickie battled to a third-place finish after starting 17th.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (9)
2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (18)
3. 1 Chris Dickie (17)
4. 00 James Thompson (21)
5. 7x Chase Hess (14)
6. 11r Bryce Richardson (23)
7. 85b Ryan Dinning (10)
8. 88 Jesse McDonald (7)
9. 5 Ryan Hess (16)
10. 38c John Cote (8)
11. 23 Trevor DeBoer (11)
12. 777x Steve Hess (6)
13. 77d Rob Disher (5)
14. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (22)
15. 84rk Ryan Beagle (15)
16. 8 Dale Gyokery (3)
17. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (19)
DNF. 28 Jim Lampman (13)
DNF. 14 Jonny Lowenberg (2)
20. 38 Terry Martin (4)
21. 40 Derek Liverance (1)
DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn (24)
DNF. 2 Lee Winger (20)
DNF. 81 Karl Sault (12)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jonny Lowenberg (1-2), Dave Bailey (3-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 14 Jonny Lowenberg (Caledonia), 2. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 3. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby), 4. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 5. Derek Liverance (Brantford), 6. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 4. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 5. 38c John Cote (Hamilton), 6. 93 Melissa Miller (Brantford), 7. 00 James Thompson (St. Catharines), 8. 911 Jamie Hycza (Brantford). Time – 2:47.018

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 2. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 3. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 6. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville), DNF. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph), DNF. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson). Time – 2:48.384

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 2. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 3. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 5. 5 Ryan Hess (Ohsweken), 6. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 7. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken), DNF. 83 Robbie General (Ohsweken), DNS. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne). Time – 2:45.345

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 00 James Thompson, 2. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr., 3. 11r Bryce Richardson, 4. 119 Shaun Quinn, 5. 108 Billy Bleich, 6. 911 Jamie Hycza, 7. 48 Mike Graham, 8. 66 Brady Longboat, 9. 52 Tony Fraser, 10 53 Logan Shwedyk, 11. 13x Craig White, DNF. 93 Melissa Miller, DNF. 83 Robbie General, DNS. 13 Kacey Huffman. No Time

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (34 entries)

Rob Twitchett and Chris Ryckman led the HRW Automotive Mini Stock field to start the 15-lap feature. A pair of early race incidents slowed the pace. Jeremy May got the race lead on lap six, but saw it evaporate one corner later when Tyler Lafantaisie took over the top spot. Two laps later, Lafantaisie’s race ended when the car appeared to break a tie-rod in turn four. That left the lead to Kathi Dickie for the restart.

Dickie worked the bottom groove to protect the lead, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Mark Bazuin who took over the point with five laps to go. Bazuin separated himself from a dramatic battle for second between Dickie and B-Main winner Jason Lungaro. Lungaro managed to get by Dickie to finish second while Bazuin checked out up front.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (19)
2. 7 Jason Lungaro (21)
3. 1 Kathi Dickie (15)
4. 16 Jeremy May (17)
5. 99 Robin Elliott (14)
6. 64 Doug Erskine (18)
7. 93 Chris Ryckman (2)
8. 53 Rodney Rutherford (20)
9. 69e Dan Erskine (23)
10. 66x Jon Janssens (12)
11. 9 Tim DeBoer (8)
12. 55 Kevin Slater (9)
13. 2 Matt Nuell (24)
14. 79 Dan Miller (6)
15. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (3)
16. 69 Rob Twitchett (1)
17. 81 Alex Schuts (13)
18. 90 Chad Smelser (7)
19. 96 Brian Crosgrove (5)
DNF. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (16)
DNF. 11 Mike Giberson (4)
DNF. 43x Brian Watson (11)
DNF. 66 Brandon Janssens (10)
DNF. 17 Mike Taylor (22)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), 2. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 3. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 4. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 6. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 7. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 8. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wallandport), DNF. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 66 Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 55 Kevin Slater (Caledonia), 3. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 4. 79 Dan Miller (Paris), 5. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 6. Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), DNS. Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), DNS. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), DQ. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 66x Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 43x Brian Watson (Lynden), 3. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 4. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 5. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 6. 811 Lee Hils (Dundas), 7. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 8. 76 Jamie Goudge (London).

HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 2. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 3. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 4. 53 Rodney Rutherford (Dundas), 5. 16 Jeremy May (Hamilton), 6. 01 Mark Da Silva (Flamborough), 7. 14 Shane Dixon (Cambridge), DNS. 43 Kyle Nuell (Mount Hope).

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 7 Jason Lungaro, 2. 17 Mike Taylor, 3. 69e Dan Erskine, 4. 2 Matt Nuell, 5. 811 Lee Hils, 6. 05 Dave Goodacre, 7. 76 Jamie Goudge, 8. 01 Mark Da Silva, 9. 14 Shane Dixon, 10 43 Kyle Nuell, 11. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, 12. 84 Jade Pelletier, DNF. 22 Brittani Myers, DNS. 29 Lucas Lubin.

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (19 entries)

Amy Fitzsimmons and Gillian Hils led the 16-car Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber feature to green. Hils jumped out to an early lead on the outside and grew it to six car lengths over fourth-place starter Ashton Reekie. Joe DeBoer charged through the field from sixth and entered the conversation for the race lead.

Just after the halfway point, Hils got stuck behind a lapped car on the outside, allowing DeBoer to take the lead on the bottom of the frontstretch. DeBoer expanded the gap out front of Hils in the final laps of the caution-free race to earn the victory over Hils and Reekie.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 42 Joe DeBoer (6)
2. 32 Gillian Hils (2)
3. 26 Ashton Reekie (4)
4. 97 Max Chechalk (11)
5. 23 Dusty DeBoer (12)
6. 14 Gerald Burnham (9)
7. a1 Spencer General-Thomas (7)
8. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (8)
9. 43c Clinton Nicholls (13)
10. 03d Dakota Potts (15)
11. 37 Jake Maas (16)
DNF. 1210 Thomas Booker (14)
DQ. 188 Paul Longboat (5)
DQ. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons (1)
DQ. 2 Tim Nuell (3)
DQ. 155 Dustin Longboat (10)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 2. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 3. 26 Ashton Reekie (Hamilton), 4. 2 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 5. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 6. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons (Woodstock), 7. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton), 8. 1210 Thomas Booker (Lowbanks), 9. 03d Dakota Potts (Simcoe), 10. 22 Brooke Nelson (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. a1 Spencer General-Thomas, 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Dundas), 3. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 4. 14 Gerald Burnham (), 5. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 7. 909 Jess Sky (), 8. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge), DNS. 94 Sara Curley (Ohsweken).

B-FEATURE (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 43c Clinton Nicholls, 2. 1210 Thomas Booker, 3. 03d Dakota Potts, 4. 37 Jake Maas, 5. 909 Jess Sky, 6. 22 Brooke Nelson, 7. 94 Sara Curley.

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
Burger Barn presents the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28 – a “Race for the Cure” event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation – featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Arrow Express presents the Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on these special events.

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.

Victory Lane photos courtesy Dale Calnan / www.ImageFactor.ca

 

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