2014 Results, News

STYRES, HUNSINGER, SILVERTHORN, LAFANTAISIE, & DEBOER HONOURED AS 2014 CHAMPIONS

by Tommy Goudge (November 21, 2014) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway season was celebrated on Friday night with the annual awards banquet at Carmen’s Banquet Hall in Hamilton. Glenn Styres was honoured as the champion of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car Division, while Ryan Hunsinger was recognized as the first Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car champion, Dave Silverthorn, Jr. was crowned Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock champion, Tyler Lafantaisie received HRW Automotive Mini Stock champion accolades, and Dusty DeBoer was awarded his trophy as champion of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber division.

The following sponsors were recognized for their help in presenting the 2014 season:
Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment/Case IH, Strickland’s GMC, Burger Barn, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, McDonald’s of Brantford and Paris, Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Insta-Insulation, Barrie Speedway, Brant County Ford, Brown Auto Service, CARSTAR Quality Collision Service, Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel, Clearshot Customs, Grand River Power Sports, Jones Brown Motorsport Insurance, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, L.A. Music Brantford, Metal Works Power Coating, Middleport Mechanical, Mike Yarek Dodge Chrysler Ltd., Miska Trailer Factory, Rondex, Saldana Racing Products, Speedway Motors, Sunset Speedway, Townline Variety, 21st Century Signs, Woodstock Ford, XYZ Machining, Inc., Bradshaw Fuels, Best Western Brant Park Inn, Grand Environmental Recycling, Gerrie Electric, R&E Lawn Maintenance, Scoly’s Hometown Market, Steer Tech, TJSlideways.com, Canadian Warplane Heritage, Canadian National Autism Foundation, Hutch’s On The Beach, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs & Photos, and ONDirt.ca Racing News.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Mitch Brown, Keith Dempster, Dave Dykstra, Todd Hoddick, Jeremy Hughes, Jim Huppunen, Conor Mahoney, Shane Ross, Glenn Styres, Cory Turner, and Jamie Turner.

BROWN AUTO SERVICE HARD CHARGER
Jim Huppunen (passed 47 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
Dave Dykstra

DEDICATION TO RACING
Jamie Collard

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Jeremy Hughes

CREW OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Team 10 (Driver – Mitch Brown)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Jeremy Hughes

SPORTSMANSHIP
Shane Ross

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Cory Turner

DRIVER OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Mitch Brown

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Glenn Styres

The Top 10 in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars were:
1st – Glenn Styres
2nd – Mitch Brown
3rd – Jim Huppunen
4th – Shane Ross
5th – Todd Hoddick
6th – Keith Dempster
7th – Dave Dykstra
8th – Jamie Turner
9th – Jeremy Hughes
10th – Cory Turner

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Jake Brown, Mark Czuba, Kyle Durnin, Tyler Hendricks, Brad Herron, Ryan Hunsinger, Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, and Aaron Turkey.

HARD CHARGER
Ryan Hunsinger (passed 102 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
Brad Herron

DEDICATION TO RACING
Ryan Hunsinger

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Josh Shantz

CREW OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Team 55 (Driver – Mike Thorne)

SPORTSMANSHIP
Kyle Durnin

DRIVER OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Aaron Turkey

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Ryan Hunsinger

The Top 10 in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars were:
1st – Ryan Hunsinger
2nd – Aaron Turkey
3rd – Jake Brown
4th – Josh Shantz
5th – Mike Thorne
6th (tie) – Brad Herron
6th (tie) – Mark Czuba
8th – Tyler Hendricks
9th – Kyle Durnin
10th -Paul Lang

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Dave Bailey, Ryan Beagle, Blake Bomberry, Jr., Max Chechalk, John Cote, Trevor DeBoer, Chris Dickie, Ryan Dinning, Dale Gyokery, Chase Hess, Kacey Huffman, Jamie Hycza, Jim Lampman, Derek Liverance, Brady Longboat, Melissa Miller, Bryce Richardson, Karl Sault, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Wyatt Van Wart, and Lee Winger.

HARD CHARGER
Lee Winger (passed 180 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
Jesse McDonald

DEDICATION TO RACING
Dave Bailey

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Dave Silverthorn, Jr.

CREW OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Team 9 (Driver – Dave Silverthorn, Jr.)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Trevor DeBoer

SPORTSMANSHIP
Chris Dickie

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Chase Hess

DRIVER OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Dave Bailey

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Dave Silverthorn, Jr.

The Top 10 in the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks were:
1st – Dave Silverthorn, Jr.
2nd – Lee Winger
3rd – Wyatt Van Wart
4th – Chris Dickie
5th – Dave Bailey
6th – Ryan Dinning
7th – Chase Hess
8th – Bryce Richardson
9th – Karl Sault
10th – Trevor DeBoer

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Jonathan Ayrton, Mark Bazuin, Tim DeBoer, Kathi Dickie, Robin Elliott, Mike Giberson, Jamie Goudge, Chantelle Hyatt, Brandon Janssens/Jon Janssens (Team 66), Tyler Lafantaisie, Lucas Lubin, Dan Miller/Steve Miller (Team 79), Matt Nuell, Jade Pelletier, Chris Ryckman, Alex Schuts/Lee Hils (Team 81), Rob Slater/Kevin Slater (Team 55), Chad Smelser, Mike Taylor, and Rob Twitchett.

HARD CHARGER
Tyler Lafantaisie (passed 159 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
Lucas Lubin

DEDICATION TO RACING
Alex Schuts

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Chris Ryckman

CREW OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Team 29 (Driver – Lucas Lubin)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Kathi Dickie

SPORTSMANSHIP
Rob Twitchett

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Mark Bazuin

ART HILL MEMORIAL AWARD FOR
DRIVER OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Robin Elliott

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Tyler Lafantaisie

The Top 10 in the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks were:
1st – Tyler Lafantaisie
2nd – Mark Bazuin
3rd – Alex Schuts/Lee Hils (Team 81)
4th – Brandon Janssens/Jon Janssens (Team 66)
5th – Robin Elliott
6th – Jason Lungaro
7th – Kathi Dickie
8th – Lucas Lubin
9th – Rob Slater/Kevin Slater (Team 55)
10th – Steve Miller/Dan Miller (Team 79)

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Dusty DeBoer, Joe DeBoer, Gillian Hils, Paul Longboat, Clinton Nicholls, Tim Nuell, Dakota Potts, and Ashton Reekie.

HARD CHARGER
Dusty DeBoer (passed 115 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
Tim Nuell

DEDICATION TO RACING
Joe DeBoer

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Ashton Reekie

CREW OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Team #23 (Driver – Dusty DeBoer)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Clinton Nicholls

SPORTSMANSHIP
Gillian Hils

DRIVER OF THE YEAR
(Voted on by drivers)
Gillian Hils

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Dusty DeBoer

The Top 10 in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers were:
1st – Dusty DeBoer
2nd – Joe DeBoer
3rd – Gillian Hils
4th – Ashton Reekie
5th – Clinton Nicholls
6th – Gerald Burnham
7th – Paul Longboat
8th – Max Chechalk
9th – Tim Nuell
10th – Thomas Booker/Derek Dwyer (Team 1210)

Ohsweken Speedway would like to thank all the racers, fans, staff, sponsors, and everyone else who made 2014 our best season yet! An average of 120 drivers signed in for each race night in the 2014 season, while 69 drivers/teams were honoured for perfect attendance.

Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 20th season in 2015, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. One special event has already been announced, as the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and Go Nuclear! Late Models will make their first visits to Ohsweken on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Please 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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