2006 Results

ADAM “BATMAN” WEST RULES IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINT FINALE AT OHSWEKEN

September 8, 2006  
     
For Immediate Release – Ken Pelkie, SOS Public Relations      
     
The 11th season of the Southern Ontario Sprints is now etched in the history books after the final leg of the 2006 tour was run at Ohsweken Speedway Friday night. Attention was focused on the tightest point battle in the     
club’s existence; Warren Mahoney held a slim lead over Bob Crawford and Glenn Styres with the “Rookie of the Year” battle also contending for fourth and fifth on the overall docket. With all eyes on the point battle, defending champion Adam West turned in a dominating performance in his J & J chassis to easily outdistance the rest of the field while reminding everyone that he is a force to be reckoned with. “The car was just so good tonight” exclaimed an excited Adam West as he exited the car in victory lane. “You could just drive it anywhere you wanted and it stuck” he went on. “We have had problems getting the car to work the way we want it all year but lately it has been turning around” he went on.     
     
With 24 cars lined up in the “Invitational” Championship event, Brad Malloy and Jeff Daniels led the pack to the green flag. Malloy quickly jumped out to an early lead as the first circuit was completed with Jeff Daniels and Joe Middlemiss in tow. Middlemiss darted inside Daniels and pulled along side Malloy as the two crossed the finish line at completion of the second circuit with Middlemiss gaining the top spot as the duo exited turn two on the third circuit. Daniels, Craig Downie, and Bob Crawford completed the top five at the end of lap three. By lap seven, West was beginning to make his presence felt as he moved into the third spot, up from his original twelfth     
starting position. By lap nine he was second and made a successful bid for the lead on lap eleven. Middlemiss continued the chase but was no match for the lightning fast West as he collected the checkers with a commanding straight away lead over Middlemiss. Rick Wilson, Bob Crawford, and Keith Dempster rounded out the top five in the 25 lap championship affair. Glenn     
Styres finished sixth while Jamie Collard, Kevin Job, Warren Mahoney, and Jeff Daniels completed seventh through tenth. With his ninth place finish, Warren Mahoney became the 2006 Southern Ontario Sprint Champion with Bob Crawford falling short by a mere nineteen points. Neither the first or second place drivers notched a feature win during the season but their consistency kept them in the championship chase throughout the season. Rookie of the Year honours went to fourth place finisher in the final point tally, Joe Middlemiss over Kevin Job and Brad Malloy. The race was slowed only once as the red flag flew on lap 22 when Craig Downie jumped a wheel and flipped off turn three. Downie emerged from his Ford powered racer with a head ache but otherwise unharmed.     
     
Heat races were won by Brad MALLOY, Joe MIDDLEMISS, Rick WILSON and Adam WEST while Jamie COLLARD claimed the “B”.      
     
On track activity concludes up next weekend as many of the SOS regulars are set to do battle with the best in the north-east as Ohsweken Speedway hosts the second annual “Canadian Sprint Car Nationals”. Twenty six cars will go thirty laps for a pay cheque of over Six Thousand Dollars in cash and prizes next Saturday night. Gates will open at 3:00PM with time trials scheduled for 5:30PM.     
     
The next order of business for the Southern Ontario Sprints will be the election of a new slate of officers to be held in October along with the annual rules meeting. Then the champion will be officially crowned on November 11th when teams and fans gather at the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel in Niagara Falls for the annual Awards Banquet.     
     
For all of the latest news and information on the Southern Ontario Sprints be sure to log on to the official website at www.southernontariosprints.com.     
     
Results: 29 cars in Pit     
     
Heat #1     
1/ 5m – Brad MALLOY 2/ 10 – Bob CRAWFORD      
3/ 71 – Craig DOWNIE 4/ 94 – Stan ZANCHIN      
5/ 0 – Glenn STYRES 6/ 37 – Jamie COLLARD      
7/ 24 – Bob McDONALD 8/ 11x – Fred PIGEON (DNF)      
     
Heat #2     
1/ 11m – Joe MIDDLEMISS 2/ 21j – John BURBRIDGE      
3/ 7 – Jim PRICE 4/ 21x – Kevin JOB      
5/ 10m – Rob MIDDLEMISS 6/ 83 – James WHITTAKER      
7/ 8 – Brian LEE      
     
Heat #3     
1/ 42w – Rick WILSON 2/ 20 – Jeff DANIELS      
3/ 25 – Warren MAHONEY 4/ 1a – John RIEGLING      
5/ 79 – Dick MAHONEY 6/ 93 (29) – Daryl TURFORD      
7/ 33 – Jim PORTER (DNS)      
     
Heat #4     
1/ 30 – Adam WEST 2/ 21 – Tim PHILLIPS      
3/ 32 – Keith DEMPSTER 4/ 17 – Gary EVANS      
5/ 26 – John WATSON 6/ 9JR – Tim ZACK      
7/ 15aw – April WILSON      
     
“B” MAIN     
1/ 37 – Jamie COLLARD 2/ 33 – Jim PORTER      
3/ 11X – Fred PIGEON 4/ 93 (29) – Daryl TURFORD      
5/ 24 – Bob McDONALD 6/ 83 – James WHITTAKER      
7/ 15aw – James WHITTAKER 8/ 9jr – Tim ZACK      
9/ 8 – Brian LEE      
     
“A” MAIN     
1/ 30 – Adam WEST (12) 2/ 11m – Joe MIDDLEMISS (6)      
3/ 42w – Rick WILSON (11) 4/ 10 – Bob CRAWFORD (5)      
5/ 32 – Keith DEMPSTER (8) 6/ 0 – Glenn STYRES (17)      
7/ 37 – Jamie COLLARD (21) 8/ 21x – Kevin JOB (14)      
9/ 25 – Warren MAHONEY (7) 10/ 20 – Jeff DANIELS (2)      
11/ 5m – Brad MALLOY (1) 12/ 11x – Fred PIGEON (23)      
13/ 79 – Dick MAHONEY (19) 14/ 21 – Tim PHILLIPS (3)      
15/ 21J – John BURBRIDGE (9) 16/ 1a – John RIEGLING (15)      
17/ 33 – Jim PORTER (22) 18/ 7 – Jim PRICE (10)      
19/ 94 – Stan ZANCHIN (13) 20/ 10m – Joe MIDDLEMISS (18)       
21/ 26 – John WATSON (20) 22/ 93(29) – Daryl TURFORD (24)     
23/ 71 – Craig DOWNIE (4) DNF 24/ 17 – Gary EVANS (16) DNF     
     
Unofficial Points after SEPTEMBER 8th:     
1 Warren Mahoney 1891      
2 Bob Crawford 1872     
3 Glenn Styres 1853     
4 Joe Middlemiss 1758     
5 Kevin Job 1732     
     
KENETIC Photos Hard Charger after SEPT 8th:     
1 Glenn Styres 72     
2 Warren Mahoney 71     
2 Rick Wilson 68     
4 Kevin Job 55     
5 Bob Crawford 50     
     
Post Race Awards:     
Ohsweken Speedway Winners Bonus – Adam West      
Grisdale Racing Products – Daryl Turford     
Leaf Racewear – Jamie Collard      
Kenetic Photos Hard Charger – Jamie Collard     
     
RACE RESULTS FROM: SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2006     
     
SPECIAL EVENT: SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS     
     
pos car # DIRT SPORTSMAN   
1st P38 ROB PRATT   
2nd 108 BILL BLEICH   
3rd 71 MIKE BOWMAN   
4th 64 DOUG ERSKINE   
5th 2K ROB KNAPP   
6th 5 DAVE DYKSTRA   
7th 11Z DARREN ZUMPE   
8th 7X TOMMY FLANNIGAN   
9th 11VT JAMES EVANS   
10th 21J JOHN BURBRIDGE   
11th 7 STEVE RUDDY   
12th 11M MARK DIXON   
13TH 50 ROGER LAUZON   
14TH 3Z ZACK ZUMPE   
15TH 77 BJ WILLARD   
16TH 6 MAT WILLIAMSON   
17TH 18 BRAD ROUSE   
18TH 99C NICK CUPOLO   
19TH 111 ROBBIE ROUNCE   
20TH 68 PAUL JORGENSEN   
21ST 88 MARTIN POHILL   
22ND 12 CHAD CHEVALIER DNF   
23RD 96 GRAHAM MACKAY DNF   
     
pos car # THUNDER STOCK FEATURE    
1st 24A A.J. LEWIS   
2nd 37 JEREMY BEAN   
3rd 12 BRAD HERRON   
4th 3 BRAD BACHER   
5th 3C RYAN DINNING   
6th 7 SCOTT MCPHAIL   
7th 40 TERRY OSMOND   
8th 18 AMANDA STONER   
9th 65 STEVE MARSHALL   
10TH 191 GORD BATES   
11TH 90 DAVID BREWSTER DNS   
12TH 38 TERRY MARTIN DNS   
     
pos Car # MINI STOCK FEATURE   
1st 28 ABEL CASTELEIN   
2nd 86 RICK EMBERSON   
3rd 69E DAN ERSKINE   
4th 14 MARC HALLETT   
5th MT50 SHARI TURNER   
6th 71 GARNET WILSON   
7th 72 KEVIN HILBORN   
8th 48 CRAIG ERSKINE   
9th 18 DAN DEPAGTER   
10th 40 JIM SWING   
11th 5 DAVID GOODACRE   
12th 24K KYLE MAGRIN   
13th 23 MATT CASTELEIN   
14th 113 MARK THORNE   
15th 13 MARK SAUL   
16th 9 GLEN LEINEN   
17th 79 STEVE MILLER   
18th 11 MIKE GIBERSON   
19TH 77X CHASE HESS   
20TH 62 BRIAN PESCETTI   
21ST 777X PAUL GOODALE   
22ND 15 MIKE THORNE   
23RD 31X DAVE BAILEY   
24TH 2 ERINN BAILEY DQ   
     
 Car # MINI STOCK CONSI   
5TH 265 MIKE EVERS   
6TH 148 JIM PORTER   
7TH 27 DAN STEWART   
8TH 772 JOHNNA MARTIN   
9TH 55 ROB SLATER   
10TH 50X JOHN BURDICK

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