2015 Results

PRICE-MILLER, WILLIAMSON, SHANTZ, & BAZUIN TAKE BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS WINS

by Tommy Goudge (July 27, 2015) – 81 drivers signed in to race in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Monday. Parker Price-Miller, Mat Williamson, Josh Shantz, and Mark Bazuin visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS
TOTAL ENTRIES – 81

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (17 entries)
Shane Ross got the better of polesitter Parker Price-Miller at the start of the 360 Sprint Car feature, and led the first 5 laps before Price-Miller made what turned out to be the feature-winning move. Mark Smith, Glenn Styres, and Mitch Brown raced hard for the third position before Smith got clear of them and passed Ross for the second position on lap 7. Ross had an issue with his safety equipment and drove through the pit area two laps later, losing a lap in the process and handing the third position to Styres.

Price-Miller and Smith pulled away from the rest of the field, with Smith occasionally closing the gap as they worked through slower traffic. Tyler Hendricks brought out the only yellow flag of the race on lap 16 when he spun off the track in turn 2. Smith wasn’t able to do make a move on the leader when the race restarted, and Price-Miller went on to claim his second Ohsweken Speedway victory in as many attempts. Smith closed the gap at the end, but settled for the runner-up spot by a margin of 0.924 seconds, followed by Styres, Brown, and Jason Barney.

The win was worth $3,000 to Price-Miller, and guaranteed that he will start no worse than 8th in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature in September.

Styres now has the lead in the championship standings, with Brown 2 points behind, and Todd Hoddick 8 points further back.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 67 Parker Price-Miller (1)
2. 55 Mark Smith (4)
3. 0 Glenn Styres (6)
4. 10 Mitch Brown (3)
5. 87 Jason Barney (7)
6. 80 Chris Steele (9)
7. 19 Cory Turner (10)
8. 67c Steve Collins (11)
9. 49 Todd Hoddick (8)
10. 5 Keith Dempster (13)
11. 11 Jamie Turner (15)
12. 14h Jim Huppunen (16)
13. 3r Shane Ross (2)
14. 91 Ryan Turner (12)
15. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5)
DNF. 94z Stan Zanchin (14)
DNS. 77 Dain Naida (17)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shane Ross (1-5), Parker Price-Miller (6-25)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 87 Jason Barney (1), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (4), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (5), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (6), 5. 67 Parker Price-Miller (8), 6. 91 Ryan Turner (2), 7. 94z Stan Zanchin (3), 8. 11 Jamie Turner (7), DNS. 77 Dain Naida (9). Time – 1:56.085

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 3r Shane Ross (2), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (4), 3. 80 Chris Steele (1), 4. 19 Cory Turner (3), 5. 55 Mark Smith (8), 6. 67c Steve Collins (5), 7. 5 Keith Dempster (7), 8. 14h Jim Huppunen (6). Time – 1:56.803

(Top 8 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 3r Shane Ross

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DIRTcar 358 MODIFIEDS (14 entries)
The only 358 Modified race of the Ohsweken season produced 6 lead changes among 4 different drivers, and a repeat winner in Mat Williamson. Tyler McPherson pulled away early in the race after a brief joust with polesitter Chad Brachmann, while Mike Bowman used the outside line to slice through the field after starting 7th. Brachmann had his hands full with Mark D’Ilario, with Bowman joining the fight for the second position on lap 5.

Several yellow flags in the middle portion of the race brought Brachmann back into the fight for the lead. Brachmann used the outside line to take the lead from McPherson after the restarts, while D’Ilario and Brandon Easey both crashed out of top 5 spots. Bowman continued to pound the outside groove and passed Brachmann for the lead on lap 17. He immediately pulled away by several car lengths, and looked to have the race in hand.

Williamson had fallen as far back as 6th earlier in the race, but he was up to 3rd on lap 22 when Bowman’s right front wheel locked up and caused him to spin off the end of turn 3. Brachmann chose the outside line for the restart, with Williamson lining up to his inside, and 9th starter Erick Rudolph up to 3rd. Williamson used a slide job to take the lead, leaving Brachmann to fend off Rudolph and 13th starter Bill Bleich. Williamson went on to win by 0.582 seconds, with Rudolph edging out Brachmann for the runner-up spot, followed by Bleich and McPherson.

A-FEATURE (30 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 6 Mat Williamson (4)
2. 19c Erick Rudolph (9)
3. 3 Chad Brachmann (1)
4. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (13)
5. 777 Tyler McPherson (2)
6. 72 Tommy Flannigan (5)
7. 38 Scott Wood (12)
8. 08 Mark D’Ilario (6)
9. 28 Todd Gordon (14)
10. 74 David Flannigan, Jr. (11)
11. 22 Travis Miller (10)
12. 19j Brett Clarke (8)
DNF. 71 Mike Bowman (7)
DNF. 06 Brandon Easey (3)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Tyler McPherson (1, 3-12), Chad Brachmann (2, 13-16), Mike Bowman (17-21), Mat Williamson (22-30)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 777 Tyler McPherson (1), 2. 72 Tommy Flannigan (2), 3. 6 Mat Williamson (4), 4. 71 Mike Bowman (7), 5. 19c Erick Rudolph (3), 6. 74 David Flannigan, Jr. (5), 7. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (6). Time – 2:15.484

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 06 Brandon Easey (1), 2. 08 Mark D’Ilario (2), 3. 3 Chad Brachmann (5), 4. 19j Brett Clarke (4), 5. 22 Travis Miller (3), 6. 38 Scott Wood (7), 7. 28 Todd Gordon (6). No Time

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)
Josh Shantz parlayed a front row starting spot into his second Crate Sprint Car feature win in 4 days Ohsweken. Shantz took the lead early, while polesitter Aaron Turkey and 4th place starter Alex Hill made contact entering the first turn after completing the first lap. Turkey was able to keep going, but Hill’s car suffered damage, and she slid into the infield on the backstretch after contact with Mike Thorne. Hill was out of the race, while Thorne’s crew changed a flat right rear tire and got him back in the race.

12th starter Dylan Westbrook advanced 3 positions on the first lap, and then quickly moved to 3rd in the next 2 laps after the race restarted. Westbrook moved past Ed Green and into the second position on lap 5, and set his sights on Shantz until contact with the wall did some damage to Westbrook’s car. Westbrook maintained the second spot, but it was clear that he did not have the same pace. Shantz drove to the win by 2.473 seconds over Westbrook, 11th starter Jake Brown, Green, and Turkey.

Westbrook now enjoys a 33 point advantage over Brown in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 18 Josh Shantz (2)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12)
3. 1-10 Jake Brown (11)
4. 54 Ed Green (5)
5. 68 Aaron Turkey (1)
6. 00 Mark Czuba (10)
7. 4 Mack DeMan (13)
8. 9 Steve Lyons (7)
9. 12 Brad Herron (6)
10. 55 Mike Thorne (3)
11. 1 Holly Porter (8)
DNF. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (9)
DNF. 77x Alex Hill (4)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Josh Shantz (1-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 68 Aaron Turkey (1), 2. 77x Alex Hill (5), 3. 54 Ed Green (3), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (2), 5. 55 Mike Thorne (4), 6. 12 Brad Herron (6), 7. 4 Mack DeMan (7). Time – 1:36.465

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6), 2. 1 Holly Porter (2), 3. 1-10 Jake Brown (5), 4. 00 Mark Czuba (4), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (1), 6. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (3). Time – 1:36.216

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 1 Holly Porter – 15.797 seconds

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (37 entries)
Mark Bazuin moved from 15th to the lead in just 3 laps, and went on to claim his third Mini Stock feature win of the season. The first attempt at starting the race produced contact, with Adam Hallett getting the worst of it. Lucas Lubin and Gillian Hils each led a lap before Bazuin got to the front and took off, leaving the rest of the field to race three and four wide…and sometimes more than that.

Hils maintained the second position until her car began to emit smoke and she dropped through the field. Elliott took over the job of chasing Bazuin, with Chris Ryckman and Jon Janssens in tow. A yellow flag brought Elliott and the rest of the field to Bazuin’s tail, but no closer as Bazuin took the win by 1.556 seconds over Elliott, Janssens, Shone Evans, and Ryckman.

Brandon Janssens is now the leader in the championship standings, but former leader Lungaro is just 3 points behind.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (15)
2. 99 Robin Elliott (14)
3. 66 Jon Janssens (20)
4. 95 Shone Evans (9)
5. 93 Chris Ryckman (18)
6. 66x Brandon Janssens (21)
7. 37 Rob Hoskins (19)
8. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (22)
9. 7 Jason Lungaro (16)
10. 64 Doug Erskine (12)
11. 6 Jason Dixon (17)
12. 2 Matt Nuell (26)
13. 29 Lucas Lubin (3)
14. 39r Andy Ryckman (24)
15. 6x Mike Sarantakos (10)
16. 4 Steve Zorad (25)
17. 10 Laura Hughes (23)
18. 11 Mike Giberson (2)
19. 05 Dave Goodacre (7)
20. 96 Brian Crosgrove (13)
21. 69 Rob Twitchett (5)
22. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (8)
23. 8 Barry Westman (28)
24. 76 Jamie Goudge (1)
DNF. 32 Gillian Hils (4)
DNF. 55 Rob Slater (6)
DNF. 51 Trevor Young (27)
DNF. 18 Adam Hallett (11)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lucas Lubin (1), Gillian Hils (2), Mark Bazuin (3-20)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 29 Lucas Lubin (6), 2. 76 Jamie Goudge (4), 3. 55 Rob Slater (11), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett (10), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (5), 6. 32 Gillian Hils (9), 7. 05 Dave Goodacre (12), 8. 39r Andy Ryckman (8), 9. 51 Trevor Young (13), 10. 14 Shane Dixon (1), 11. 26 Tim Nuell (3), 12. 84b Devon Bacher (2), DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson (7). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 95 Shone Evans (5), 2. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (1), 3. 64 Doug Erskine (8), 4. 6x Mike Sarantakos (6), 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove (9), 6. 99 Robin Elliott (11), 7. 18 Adam Hallett (7), 8. 90 Chad Smelser (12), 9. 9 Tim Deboer (10), 10. 2 Matt Nuell (4), DNF. 10 Laura Hughes (3), DQ. 22 Brittani Myers (2). Time – 2:18.533

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (1), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (2), 3. 66x Brandon Janssens (10), 4. 93 Chris Ryckman (5), 5. 66 Jon Janssens (8), 6. 6 Jason Dixon (4), 7. 37 Rob Hoskins (7), 8. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (11), 9. 4 Steve Zorad (3), 10. 8 Barry Westman (12), 11. 43c Clinton Nicholls (6), DNF. 1 Kathi Dickie (9). No Time

B-FEATURE (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (14), 2. 10 Laura Hughes (7), 3. 39r Andy Ryckman (5), 4. 4 Steve Zorad (11), 5. 2 Matt Nuell (8), 6. 51 Trevor Young (6), 7. 8 Barry Westman (15), 8. 14 Shane Dixon (1), 9. 26 Tim Nuell (3), 10. 43c Murray Nicholls (12), 11. 90 Chad Smelser (10), 12. 84b Devon Bacher (2), DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson (4), DNS. 9 Tim DeBoer (9), DNS. 1 Kathi Dickie (13), DNS. 22 Brittani Myers (16). Time – 2:16.644

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:

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 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
Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents weekly Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway. 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 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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