2014 Results

POIRIER, HUNSINGER, DICKIE, LAFANTAISIE, & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 8, 2014) –  129 drivers signed in to race on Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “ESS versus Corr/Pak” night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Steve Poirier, Ryan Hunsinger, Chris Dickie, Tyler Lafantaisie, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT – FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “ESS VS. CORR/PAK” NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 129

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EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS VERSUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (24 entries)

Steve Poirier added another notch in his Ohsweken Speedway belt by taking his 7th career feature win at the track in Friday’s ESS vs. Corr/Pak event. The 25 lap feature began with a wild flip for 4th starter Jeremy Hughes which brought out the red flag before the first lap was completed. Hughes climbed uninjured from his heavily-damaged car. The remainder of the race ran uninterrupted. Kevin Ward, Jr. took the lead early, while Poirier moved from 10th to 5th on the first lap, and into 2nd by lap 5. Poirier drove around Ward and into the lead on lap 11, but gave the lead back to Ward on lap 14 when he hit a bump and nearly flipped in turn 1. Poirier retook the lead on lap 19, clinched the win a few laps later with a daring move to put several lapped cars behind him, and went on to win by 1.625 seconds over Ward, while Jason Barney, Mitch Brown, and Jeff Cook took top 5 finishes. Corr/Pak championship points leader Glenn Styres was the hard charger, after he moved from his provisional 23rd starting spot to finish 7th.

A-FEATURE
(25 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 28fm Steve Poirier (10)
2. 13 Kevin Ward, Jr. (1)
3. 87 Jason Barney (5)
4. 10b Mitch Brown (8)
5. 10 Jeff Cook (9)
6. 19k Paul Kinney (2)
7. 0 Glenn Styres (23)
8. 77 Dain Naida (6)
9. 422 Etienne Girard (15)
10. 14h Jim Huppunen (12)
11. 11 Jamie Turner (3)
12. 5 Keith Dempster (13)
13. 90 Matt Tanner (18)
14. 98 Joe Trenca (7)
15. 2 Dave Axton (14)
16. 3r Shane Ross (19)
17. 99a Tim Axton (11)
18. 49 Todd Hoddick (20)
19. 5c Conor Mahoney (16)
20. 19 Cory Turner (21)
21. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (17)
22. 6 Curtis Gartly (22)
DNF. 10j Jeremy Hughes (4)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Kevin Ward, Jr. (1-10, 15-18), Steve Poirier (11-14, 19-25)

HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 87 Jason Barney (Constantia, NY), 2. 19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, NY), 3. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 4. 99a Tim Axton (Aurburn, NY), 5. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 7. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne). Time – 2:21.930

HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10b Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 13 Kevin Ward, Jr. (Port Leyden, NY), 5. 2 Dave Axton (Port Byron, NY), 6. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 7. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken). Time – 2:23.059

HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 10 Jeff Cook (Antwerp, NY), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 98 Joe Trenca (Clay, NY), 5. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC), 6. 90 Matt Tanner (Stephentown, NY), 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time – 2:24.805

B-FEATURE (10 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 3r Shane Ross, 2. 49 Todd Hoddick, 3. 19 Cory Turner, 4. 6 Curtis Gartly, 5. 0 Glenn Styres, DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra. Time – 2:28.422

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTERS: 0 Glenn Styres (Corr/Pak)

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (14 entries)

Ryan Hunsinger took his 4th feature win of the season on Friday, answering fellow championship contender Aaron Turkey, who was the most recent winner heading into the night. Hunsinger started 8th and got by Kyle Durnin to take the lead on lap 8, while Turkey got by Durnin for the 2nd spot on lap 9. Turkey started to cut into Hunsinger’s lead in the late going, but ran out of time as Hunsinger took the win by 0.749 seconds. Turkey took 2nd, followed by Durnin, Jake Brown, and Dylan Westbrook. The race was red flagged twice as Ed Green and Greg Smulders flipped together in turn 4, while Paul Lang went for a wild ride in turn 1. All drivers were uninjured.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (8)
2. 68 Aaron Turkey (14)
3. 43k Kyle Durnin (3)
4. 1-10 Jake Brown (9)
5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (13)
6. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
7. 00 Mark Czuba (12)
8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6)
9. 12 Brad Herron (7)
10. 18x Davey Boughton (1)
DNF. 6L Paul Lang (4)
DNF. 18 Josh Shantz (5)
DNF. 54 Ed Green (10)
DNF. 4 Greg Smulders (11)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Kyle Durnin (1-7), Ryan Hunsinger (8-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 3. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 6. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time – 1:32.796

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 3. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 6. 4 Greg Smulders (Dorchester), 7. 54 Ed Green (). Time – 1:32.533

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (36 entries)

The Thunder Stock championship chase took another turn on Friday, as Wyatt Van Wart’s race went up in smoke just 4 laps into the 20 lap feature. Van Wart entered the race as the points leader, but wasn’t able to restart the race and ended up being credited with a 23rd place finish. Dave Silverthorn, Jr. entered the night 2nd in the standings, but also had problems with a flat tire early in the race. His crew was able to change the tire and get him back on track without losing a lap, and he eventually drove through the field to finish 4th and take over the championship points lead. Karl Sault led the first 8 laps of the race before Lee Winger charged by, but Winger gave way to Chris Dickie on lap 16, as Dickie went on to record his first win of the season. Winger settled for 2nd, followed by Sault, Silverthorn, and Dave Bailey.

A-FEATURE
(20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie (17)
2. 2 Lee Winger (19)
3. 81 Karl Sault (5)
4. 18 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (18)
5. 49 Dave Bailey (15)
6. 38c John Cote (22)
7. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (9)
8. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (8)
9. 7x Chase Hess (21)
10. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (23)
11. 5 Ryan Hess (14)
12. 119 Shaun Quinn (3)
13. 85b Ryan Dinning (10)
14. 93 Melissa Miller (4)
15. 777x Steve Hess (6)
DNF. 8 Dale Gyokery (24)
17. 13 Kacey Huffman (20)
DNF. 00 James Thompson (12)
DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (1)
DNF. 48 Mike Graham (2)
DNF. 28 Jim Lampman (13)
DNF. 77d Rob Disher (7)
DNF. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (16)
DNF. 11r Bryce Richardson (11)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Karl Sault (1-8), Lee Winger (9-15), Chris Dickie (16-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 2. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford), 3. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 4. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 5. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken), 6. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford), DNF. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph), DNF. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), DNS. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken). Time – 2:51.522

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 2. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 3. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby), 4. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 5. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), DNF. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), DNF. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), DNF. 911 Jamie Hycza (Brantford), DNF. 38c John Cote (Hamilton). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 3. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 4. 00 James Thompson (St. Catharines), 5. 5 Ryan Hess (Ohsweken), 6. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 7. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 8. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (Ohsweken), 9. 83 Robbie General (Ohsweken). Time – 2:43.884

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 2. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 3. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 4. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 6. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon), 7. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia), 8. 55 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton), DNS. 78 __ __ (). No Time

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 7x Chase Hess, 2. 38c John Cote, 3. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr., 4. 8 Dale Gyokery, 5. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 6. 55 Dereck Lemyre, 7. 40 Derek Liverance, 8. 911 Jamie Hycza, 9. 83 Robbie General, 10. 78 __ __, DNF. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr., DNF. 77 Brett Rodwell, DNF. 52 Tony Fraser, DNS. 88 Jesse McDonald, DNS. 84rk Ryan Beagle, DNS. 38 Terry Martin. No Time

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (36 entries)

Rookie driver Chris Ryckman, Brandon Janssens, and Brian Watson all led portions of the 15 lap Mini Stock feature, but championship points leader Tyler Lafantaisie led the lap that counted. Watson looked to have a good chance at taking the win, but missed a shift on a restart late in the race. He fought back to challenge for the lead briefly, but Lafantaisie took his 5th feature win of the season, followed by Jon Janssens, Watson, Kathi Dickie, and Ryckman.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (12)
2. 66x Jon Janssens (13)
3. 43x Brian Watson (11)
4. 1 Kathi Dickie (18)
5. 93 Chris Ryckman (9)
6. 81 Alex Schuts (22)
7. 99 Robin Elliott (21)
8. 7 Jason Lungaro (15)
9. 66 Brandon Janssens (10)
10. 21x Mark Bazuin (23)
11. 9 Tim DeBoer (7)
12. 98 Mike Sarantakos (20)
13. 11 Mike Giberson (6)
14. 29 Lucas Lubin (14)
15. 05 Dave Goodacre (4)
16. 79 Steve Miller (24)
17. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (5)
18. 16 Jeremy May (16)
DNF. 265 Mike Evers (19)
DNF. 22 Brittani Myers (1)
DNF. 96 Brian Crosgrove (25)
DNF. 55 Rob Slater (8)
DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett (2)
DNF. 64 Doug Erskine (17)
DNS. 17 Mike Taylor (3)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas), 2. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 3. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 5. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 6. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 7. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 8. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 9. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wellandport).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 2. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 3. 66 Brandon Janssens (Brantford), 4. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 5. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 7. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 8. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 9. 43 Kyle Nuell (Mount Hope).

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 3. 43x Brian Watson (Lynden), 4. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 5. 66x Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 6. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 7. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 8. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 9. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland).

HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 2. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 3. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 4. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 5. 98 Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), 6. 811 Shone Evans (Scotland), 7. 8 Barry Westman (Aylmer), 8. 01 Mark Da Silva (Waterdown), 9. 148 Chantel Mt. Pleasant ().

B-FEATURE (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature))
Finish. Number Name
1. 99 Robin Elliott, 2. 81 Alex Schuts, 3. 21x Mark Bazuin, 4. 79 Steve Miller, 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove, 6. 2 Matt Nuell, 7. 811 Shone Evans, 8. 8 Barry Westman, 9. 69e Dan Erskine, 10. 90 Chad Smelser, 11. 76 Jamie Goudge, 12. 01 Mark Da Silva, 13. 84 Jade Pelletier, 14. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, 15. 43 Kyle Nuell, 16. 148 Chantel Mt. Pleasant.

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (19 entries)

Patrick Abrahamsson nearly won his first Bomber feature on July 18, but lost by a bumper to Dusty DeBoer. Abrahamsson wasn’t about to let that happen again. He got to the front quickly from his 7th starting spot and never looked back, claiming the win over Max Chechalk, Dusty DeBoer, Wayde Thorne, and Jess Sky.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (7)
2. 97 Max Chechalk (9)
3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (10)
4. 6 Wayde Thorne (12)
5. 909 Jess Sky (2)
6. 188 Paul Longboat (11)
7. 26 Ashton Reekie (6)
8. 43c Clinton Nicholls (3)
9. 32 Gillian Hils (4)
10. 42 Joe DeBoer (13)
11. 14 Gerald Burnham (8)
12. 2 Tim Nuell (14)
13. 37 Jake Maas (5)
14. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons (16)
DNF. 1210 Thomas Booker (1)
DNS. a1 Spencer General-Thomas()

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton), 2. 909 Jess Sky (), 3. 1210 Thomas Booker (Lowbanks), 4. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 5. 26 Ashton Reekie (Hamilton), 6. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge), 7. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 8. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons (Woodstock), 9. 03d Dakota Potts (Simcoe), DNS. 22 Brooke Nelson (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Dundas), 2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 3. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 4. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 5. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 6. 14 Gerald Burnham (), 7. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), DNF. 2 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), DNF. a1 Spencer General-Thomas ().

B-FEATURE (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 42 Joe DeBoer, 2. 2 Tim Nuell, 3. a1 Spencer General-Thomas, 4. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons, 5. 155 Dustin Longboat, DNS. 22 Brooke Nelson, DNS. 03d Dakota Potts.

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
Insta-Insulation presents “Art Hill Memorial” night on Friday, August 15, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks “Art Hill Memorial 42”, & 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.7:30p.m.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for 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.

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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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