2015 Results

STYRES, PORTER, SAULT, BAZUIN & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 17, 2015) – 120 drivers signed in to race on Brock Leonard Memorial Night presented by Gale’s Auto Aftermarket at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Glenn Styres, Holly Porter, Karl Sault, Mark Bazuin, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET
BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 120

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (16 entries)
Glenn Styres went to victory lane at Ohsweken for a 4th consecutive time on Friday. Styres made a big move on the first lap to advance from 6th to 1st, then hold off Jim Huppunen and Mitch Brown for his 26th Ohsweken win.

Stan Zanchin brought out a yellow flag following a near-flip before the first lap was complete, and Styres used his second chance at the double file start to make his move. Once out front, Styres began to try several different lines around the track, allowing Huppunen to close the gap and challenge for the lead as they encountered traffic.

Styres had a clear track to work with on a lap 13 restart which followed a yellow flag for the stopped car of Dain Naida. Mitch Brown quickly moved from 5th to 3rd after the restart, then moved around Huppunen with 2 laps to go. Brown gained on Styres but ran out of time, as Styres won by 0.591 seconds. Brown settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Huppunen, Todd Hoddick, and Keith Dempster.

Hoddick’s lead in the championship standings is down to 6 points over Brown, and 11 points over Styres.

A-FEATURE
(20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (6)
2. 10 Mitch Brown (9)
3. 14h Jim Huppunen (1)
4. 49 Todd Hoddick (3)
5. 5 Keith Dempster (7)
6. 19 Cory Turner (4)
7. 81 Derek Jonathan (5)
8. 80 Chris Steele (8)
9. 11 Jamie Turner (10)
10. 91 Ryan Turner (2)
11. 6 Curtis Gartly (11)
12. 94z Stan Zanchin (12)
13. 43 Scott Sherk (13)
DNF. 77 Dain Naida (14)
DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks (15)
DNS. 5c Conor Mahoney (16)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Glenn Styres (1-20)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Derek Jonathan (2), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (4), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (3), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (5), 5. 11 Jamie Turner (1), DNS. 77 Dain Naida (6), DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7), DNS. 5c Conor Mahoney (8). Time – 1:49.454

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5 Keith Dempster (2), 2. 19 Cory Turner (1), 3. 80 Chris Steele (7), 4. 91 Ryan Turner (4), 5. 10 Mitch Brown (6), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (3), 7. 94z Stan Zanchin (5), 8. 43 Scott Sherk (8). Time – 1:48.303

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 80 Chris Steele

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)
Holly Porter became the third driver of the season to win their first career Crate Sprint Car feature on Friday. Mike Thorne started on the front row with Porter and took the lead early in the feature. The race was quickly halted after just 2 laps when Kyle Durnin flipped wildly off turn 3. Durnin was able to walk away from the crash, which left his car heavily damaged.

Thorne opened a lead again when the green flag came out, but Porter methodically cut into the advantage, and took the lead on lap 12. She went on to win by 2.339 seconds over Thorne, who held off Mark Czuba for the runner-up spot, followed by 10th starter Dylan Westbrook, and Brad Herron.

Westbrook now has a 26 point lead over Jake Brown in the championship standings, with Alex Hill 1 point behind Brown.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (1)
2. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
3. 00 Mark Czuba (6)
4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (10)
5. 12 Brad Herron (4)
6. 1-10 Jake Brown (9)
7. 77x Alex Hill (8)
8. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (11)
9. 9 Steve Lyons (3)
10. 4 Mack DeMan (5)
11. 68 Aaron Turkey (13)
12. 18 Josh Shantz (7)
DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (12)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Thorne (1-12), Holly Porter (13-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (1), 2. 9 Steve Lyons (4), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (3), 4. 4 Mack DeMan (5), 5. 00 Mark Czuba (7), 6. 12 Brad Herron (6), DNS. 68 Aaron Turkey (2). Time – 1:29.478

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (2), 3. 77x Alex Hill (4), 4. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (5), 5. 18 Josh Shantz (3), 6. 43k Kyle Durnin (6). Time – 1:28.311 NEW TRACK RECORD

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 47x Dylan Westbrook – 14.531 NEW TRACK RECORD

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (38 entries)
The longest race of the Thunder Stock season began with Rob Murray and Wyatt Van Wart on the front row. Van Wart took the lead early in the 50 lap race, while Murray dropped back and eventually fell out with a broken axle. Dave Bailey moved from 10th into 2nd by the time 4 laps were complete, but Karl Sault got around Bailey on the 10th lap.

The first yellow flag of the race came out a lap later when Mike Graham lost his right front wheel. Sault dropped out of 2nd place to make a fuel stop during the caution period, and restarted at the tail end of the field. Smoke from Billy Bleich’s car brought out the next yellow flag on lap 18. Bleich had been running 3rd on the track and looked to be in position to stay in championship contention with Van Wart and Bailey, but lost a lot of points with what ended up being a 25th place finish.

The restart found Dave Silverthorn, Jr. and 21st starter Bryce Richardson 3rd and 4th behind Van Wart and Bailey. Richardson continued marching forward and took the lead on lap 26, while Karl Sault moved into 9th at the same time. Richardson’s hopes of claiming the big prize were dashed when he ran out of fuel with 15 laps remaining. Van Wart retook the lead from Richardson, but couldn’t hold onto it as Sault completed his comeback to lead the last 11 laps.

Sault took the win by 1.966 seconds over Van Wart, while Bailey, Jesse McDonald, and Silverthorn survived some late carnage to cross 3rd, 4th, and 5th, respectively. Silverthorn was penalized for post-race contact, which moved Chris Dickie into the 5th position, followed by 20th starter Dave Small, 23rd starter Dale Gyokery, Jim Lampman, Pete Reid, and Derek Liverance.

Bailey’s lead in the championship standings is now 9 points over Van Wart.

A-FEATURE
(50 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Karl Sault (5)
2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (2)
3. 49 Dave Bailey (10)
4. 88 Jesse McDonald (15)
5. 1 Chris Dickie (13)
6. 10 Dave Small (20)
7. 8 Dale Gyokery (23)
8. 28 Jim Lampman (4)
9. 05 Pete Reid (11)
10. 40 Derek Liverance (14)
11. 114 Al Hilton (24)
12. 38 Derek Miller (26)
13. 85b Ryan Dinning (19)
14. 32 Mark Fawcett (12)
15. 7x Chase Hess (3)
DNF. 56 Dereck Lemyre (7)
DNF. 64 Brandon McFerran (28)
DNF. 11r Bryce Richardson (21)
DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (27)
DNF. 16 Jeremy May (22)
DNF. b23 Rob Sauder (17)
DNF. m1 Rob Murray (1)
DNF. 777x Steve Hess (6)
DNF. 00j James Thompson (25)
DNF. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (8)
DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn (18)
DNF. 48 Mike Graham (16)
DQ. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (9)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Wyatt Van Wart (1-25, 33-36, 38), Bryce Richardson (26-32), Karl Sault (37, 39-50)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 05 Pete Reid (2), 2. 32 Mark Fawcett (8), 3. 7x Chase Hess (4), 4. 1 Chris Dickie (5), 5. b23 Rob Sauder (6), 6. 8 Dale Gyokery (10), 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle (7), 8. 93k Mike Klazinga (1), 9. 97 Max Chechalk (3), DNF. 00j James Thompson (9). Time – 2:42.293

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 56 Dereck Lemyre (7), 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (5), 3. 81 Karl Sault (8), 4. 40 Derek Liverance (1), 5. 119 Shaun Quinn (2), 6. 114 Al Hilton (9), 7. 911 Nick Liverance (10), DNF. 64 Brandon McFerran (4), DNF. 16 Jeremy May (3), DNF. 93 Melissa Miller (6). Time – 2:42.947

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (7), 2. m1 Rob Murray (3), 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (1), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (5), 5. 85b Ryan Dinning (6), 6. 11r Bryce Richardson (9), 7. 49h Jerry Hill (8), 8. 17 Trevor Monaghan (2), DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (4). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (6), 2. 28 Jim Lampman (3), 3. 777x Steve Hess (7), 4. 48 Mike Graham (4), 5. 10 Dave Small (8), 6. 53 Logan Shwedyk (9), 7. 13 Kacey Huffman (2), DNF. 38 Derek Miller (1), DNF. 23 Trevor DeBoer (5). No Time

B-FEATURE #1 (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11r Bryce Richardson (2), 2. 8 Dale Gyokery (1), 3. 00j James Thompson (9), 4. 49h Jerry Hill (4), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (3), 6. 93k Mike Klazinga (5), 7. 17 Trevor Monaghan (6), 8. 97 Max Chechalk (7), DNS. 66 Brady Longboat (8). Time – 2:37.639

B-FEATURE #2 (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 16 Jeremy May (5), 2. 114 Al Hilton (1), 3. 38 Derek Miller (6), 4. 64 Brandon McFerran (7), 5. 911 Nick Liverance (3), 6. 93 Melissa Miller (9), 7. 13 Kacey Huffman (4), DNF. 53 Logan Shwedyk (2), DNS. 23 Trevor DeBoer (8). Time – 2:41.937

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (38 entries)
Shone Evans led most of the first half of the Mini Stock feature with 16th starter Mark Bazuin close behind, but eventually dropped out of the race. Bazuin went on to take the win by 4.144 seconds over 14th starter Mike Evers, 18th starter Jon Janssens, 17th starter Brandon Janssens, and 20th starter Evan Curtis.

Jason Lungaro’s points lead took a hit when he was caught up in a hard crash with Steve Miller on the backstretch, which saw Miller’s car take an especially hard hit. Both drivers walked away, but were unable to restart the race.

Lungaro’s lead in the championship standings is now down to just 7 points over Brandon Janssens.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (16)
2. 265 Mike Evers (14)
3. 66 Jon Janssens (18)
4. 66x Brandon Janssens (17)
5. 3k Evan Curtis (20)
6. 90 Chad Smelser (11)
7. 2 Matt Nuell (13)
8. 43c Clinton Nicholls (6)
9. 6x Mike Sarantakos (9)
10. 9 Tim DeBoer (26)
11. 60 Marin Schroeder (10)
12. 6 Jason Dixon (25)
13. 93 Chris Ryckman (28)
14. 64 Doug Erskine (27)
15. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (15)
16. 32 Gillian Hils (22)
17. 05 Dave Goodacre (3)
18. 37 Rob Hoskins (23)
19. 22 Brittani Myers (1)
20. 96 Brian Crosgrove (24)
21. 29 Lucas Lubin (12)
22. 10 Laura Hughes (21)
DNF. 95 Shone Evans (7)
DNF. 51 Trevor Young (8)
DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett (4)
DNF. 79 Steve Miller (5)
DNF. 7 Jason Lungaro (19)
DNS. 26 Tim Nuell (2)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brittani Myers (1), Shone Evans (2-8), Mark Bazuin (9-15)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 69 Rob Twitchett (8), 2. 79 Steve Miller (10), 3. 22 Brittani Myers (3), 4. 05 Dave Goodacre (6), 5. 26 Tim Nuell (4), 6. 11 Mike Giberson (5), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (1), 8. 49 Gary Hodgson (7), 9. 84b Devon Bacher (2), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (9). Time – 2:26.506

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 43c Clinton Nicholls (2), 2. 6x Mike Sarantakos (7), 3. 95 Shone Evans (3), 4. 51 Trevor Young (4), 5. 60 Martin Schroeder (8), 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove (6), 7. 10 Laura Hughes (9), 8. 9 Tim Deboer (10), 9. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (5), DNF. 39r Andy Ryckman (1). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 90 Chad Smelser (1), 2. 29 Lucas Lubin (2), 3. 2 Matt Nuell (4), 4. 265 Mike Evers (8), 5. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (9), 6. 32 Gillian Hils (5), 7. 6 Jason Dixon (6), DNF. 37 Rob Hoskins (3), DNF. 55 Rob Slater (7). Time – 2:21.459

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens (3), 2. 21x Mark Bazuin (1), 3. 7 Jason Lungaro (8), 4. 3k Evan Curtis (9), 5. 66 Jon Janssens (5), 6. 93 Chris Ryckman (7), 7. 64 Doug Erskine (6), 8. 99 Robin Elliott (4), 9. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (2). Time – 2:19.407

B-FEATURE #1 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Laura Hughes (5), 2. 37 Rob Hoskins (6), 3. 6 Jason Dixon (7), 4. 64 Doug Erskine (9), 5. 4 Aaron Rewutszky (8), 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (4), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (1), 8. 11 Mike Giberson (2), 9. 14 Shane Dixon (3). Time – 2:15.260

B-FEATURE #2 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils (6), 2. 96 Brian Crosgrove (4), 3. 9 Tim DeBoer (5), 4. 93 Chris Ryckman (9), 5. 99 Robin Elliott (8), 6. 39r Andy Ryckman (3), 7. 55 Rob Slater (7), 8. 49 Gary Hodgson (2), 9. 84b Devon Bacher (1). Time – 2:16.859

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (15 entries)
Patrick Abrahamsson took his 3rd Bomber win of the season on Friday over 13th starter Dusty DeBoer, 11th starter Paul Longboat, polesitter Brooke Nelson, and Wayde Thorne. Abrahamsson successfully negotiated traffic to keep the defending champ behind him.

Dusty DeBoer now has a 16 point lead over Jerry Burnham in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (5)
2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (13)
3. 188 Paul Longboat (11)
4. 22b Brooke Nelson (1)
5. 6 Wayde Thorne (3)
6. 14 Jerry Burnham (11)
7. 95 Mark Thorne (3)
8. 17 Kaleah Syms (8)
9. 3 Alex Maas (7)
10. 37 Jake Maas (4)
11. 22a Ashley Nelson (2)
12. 42 Joe DeBoer (10)
13. 115 Risi George (14)
14. 57x Kyle Wert (6)
DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (5), 2. 22b Brooke Nelson (1), 3. 57x Kyle Wert (6), 4. 6 Wayde Thorne (3), 5. 115 Risi George (8), 6. 3 Alex Maas (7), 7. 22a Ashley Nelson (2), 8. 37 Jake Maas (4).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (4), 2. 42 Joe Deboer (3), 3. 14 Jerry Burnham (5), 4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (6), 5. 95 Mark Thorne (2), 6. 17 Kaleah Syms (1), DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (7).

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
Friday, July 24 – Weekly Racing
JIBS ACTION SPORTS “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Monday, July 27 – Special Event
BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– DIRTcar 358 Modifieds 30

Tuesday, July 28 – Special Event
9TH ANNUAL ARROW EXPRESS “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN”
– World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 30
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 15

Friday, July 31 – NO RACING

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TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
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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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, 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.

Photos by Dale Calnan / ImageFactor.ca

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