2015 Results

FRIESEN, DICKIE, & DEBOER TAKE ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN FEATURE WINS

by Tommy Goudge (July 28, 2015) – Stewart Friesen became only the second Canadian – and first since 1983 – to win a World of Outlaws Sprint Car series feature race at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday. A total of 78 drivers signed in to race in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. Chris Dickie and Joe DeBoer also visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN
TOTAL ENTRIES – 78

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES (30 entries)
Originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Stewart Friesen now resides in Sprakers, New York with wife Jessica Zemken. Primarily a Modified driver, Stewart Friesen was competing in just the fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Car series event of his career on Tuesday as he filled in for Zemken, who is expecting the couple’s first child.  Zemken became the first woman to win the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken last season, while Friesen is now the first Canadian to win a World of Outlaws feature on home soil. His win is the first World of Outlaws triumph for a Canadian since Tim Gee went to victory lane at Paragon, Indiana on July 13, 1983.

The annual Six Nations Showdown A-Feature saw 4 drivers officially trade the lead 5 times over the 30 lap distance on the very slick surface. Pole-sitter Brad Sweet led the first lap before the series championship points leader Donny Schatz took over and set off in search of his third consecutive Six Nations Showdown victory. Schatz was beginning to thread his way through slower traffic on lap 9 when Paige Polyak stopped in turn 2 with a flat left front tire to bring out the yellow flag.

Logan Schuchart restarted third behind Schatz and Sweet and moved into the lead on lap 12, while Friesen got by Sweet for third on the same lap. Friesen then passed Schatz 2 laps later, but the top 3 cars were close together when Schuchart quickly caught the back end of the field again. Parker Price-Miller and David Gravel were also into the top 5 at this point, and closing on the leaders. Friesen officially led lap 18 after an outside move, but Schuchart quickly recovered the lead.

Schuchart and Friesen raced close together and made contact exiting turn 4 on lap 22, when Friesen took over the lead for good. Friesen opened a lead during the next few laps while Schatz and Price-Miller moved past Schuchart, but Friesen’s gap went away when the yellow flag came out for Jason Sides’ spin in turn three. Friesen kept Schatz behind him during the 2 lap dash to the finish to score a popular win with the large crowd on hand. Schatz settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Price-Miller, Schuchart, and Daryn Pittman.

A-FEATURE
(30 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1z Stewart Friesen (7)
2. 15 Donny Schatz (2)
3. 67 Parker Price-Miller (8)
4. 1s Logan Schuchart (3)
5. 9 Daryn Pittman (10)
6. 7 David Gravel (6)
7. 49 Brad Sweet (1)
8. 41 Jason Johnson (18)
9. 11k Kraig Kinser (5)
10. 2 Shane Stewart (16)
11. 29 Kerry Madsen (4)
12. 35 Jared Zimbardi (19)
13. 77 Dain Naida (13)
14. 1a Jacob Allen (21)
15. 5d Dave Dykstra (24)
16. 7s Jason Sides (14)
17. 51 Paul McMahan (11)
18. 19 Paige Polyak (22)
19. 71m Joey Saldana (17)
20. 98 Joe Trenca (9)
DNF. 67c Steve Collins (12)
DNF. 55 Mark Smith (15)
DNF. 91 Ryan Turner (23)
DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (20)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brad Sweet (1), Donny Schatz (2-11), Logan Schuchart (12-17, 19-21), Stewart Friesen (18, 22-30)
Hard Charger – Jason Johnson (+10)

TIME TRIALS (2 laps – Top 16 inverted into heat race starting positions)
Rank. # Name Best Lap (Qualifying Order)
1. 29 Kerry Madsen 13.810 (), 2. 7 David Gravel 14.110 (), 3. 15 Donny Schatz 14.276 (), 4. 49 Brad Sweet 14.403 (), 5. 98 Joe Trenca 14.411 (), 6. 1s Logan Schuchart 14.451 (), 7. 9 Daryn Pittman 14.464 (), 8. 51 Paul McMahan 14.603 (), 9. 67c Steve Collins 14.619 (), 10. 1z Stewart Friesen 14.674 (), 11. 67 Parker Price-Miller 14.714 (), 12. 11k Kraig Kinser 14.716 (), 13. 77 Dain Naida 14.742 (), 14. 7s Jason Sides 14.762 (), 15. 55 Mark Smith 14.815 (), 16. 2 Shane Stewart 14.856 (), 17. 71m Joey Saldana 14.954 (), 18. 41 Jason Johnson 15.139 (), 19. 35 Jared Zimbardi 15.374 (), 20. 11 Jamie Turner 15.450 (), 21. 1a Jacob Allen 15.531 (), 22. 5d Dave Dykstra 15.562 (), 23. 3r Shane Ross 15.565 (), 24. 27h Tom Huppunen 15.843 (), 25. 19t Cory Turner 15.939 (), 26. 91 Ryan Turner 16.010 (), 27. 19 Paige Polyak 16.094 (), 28. 19k Joe Kubiniec 16.301 (), 29. 5 Keith Dempster 16.378 (), 30. 47x Dylan Westbrook 16.496 ()

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1z Stewart Friesen (1), 2. 9 Daryn Pittman (2), 3. 2 Shane Stewart (6), 4. 49 Brad Sweet (3), 5. 29 Kerry Madsen (4), 6. 77 Dain Naida (5), 7. 35 Jared Zimbardi (7), 8. 19k Joe Kubiniec (10), 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (8), 10. 19t Cory Turner (9). Time – 2:01.498

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 67 Parker Price-Miller (1), 2. 51 Paul McMahan (2), 3. 7s Jason Sides (5), 4. 7 David Gravel (4), 5. 71m Joey Saldana (6), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (7), 7. 3r Shane Ross (8), 8. 91 Ryan Turner (9), 9. 5 Keith Dempster (10), 10. 98 Joe Trenca (3). Time – 2:01.892

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11k Kraig Kinser (1), 2. 1s Logan Schuchart (3), 3. 55 Mark Smith (5), 4. 15 Donny Schatz (4), 5. 1a Jacob Allen (7), 6. 67c Steve Collins (2), 7. 27h Tom Huppunen (8), 8. 41 Jason Johnson (6), 9. 47x Dylan Westbrook (10), DNF. 19 Paige Polyak (9). Time – 2:05.646

DASH (6 laps – Determined top 8 A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Brad Sweet (1), 2. 15 Donny Schatz (2), 3. 1s Logan Schuchart (5), 4. 29 Kerry Madsen (4), 5. 11k Kraig Kinser (8), 6. 7 David Gravel (3), 7. 1z Stewart Friesen (6), DNF. 67 Parker Price-Miller (7). Time – 1:34.897

B-FEATURE (12 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (3), 2. 41 Jason Johnson (2), 3. 98 Joe Trenca (1), 4. 19 Paige Polyak (9), 5. 91 Ryan Turner (8), 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (4), 7. 3r Shane Ross (5), 8. 19t Cory Turner (7), 9. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12), 10. 19k Joe Kubiniec (10), 11. 5 Keith Dempster (11), DNF. 27h Tom Huppunen (6). Time – 3:26.792

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (36 entries)
Brady Longboat led the first lap of the Thunder Stock feature, but the was barely underway when Bryce Richardson, Mark Fawcett, and Ryan Dinning were caught up in a crash which forced Fawcett to retire from the event. Dereck Lemyre took the lead after the restart before giving way to Chris Dickie, who in turn saw 21st starter Ken Sargent get past him on lap 10.

Sargent opened a large lead, but saw that advantage disappear with 4 laps left when Jeremy May spun and brought out a yellow flag. Wyatt Van Wart had moved through the field from 24th on the grid, with 17th starter Karl Sault also in the mix at the front. Van Wart challenged Sargent for the lead, but Sault managed to pass both of them on lap 23. Sargent’s hopes were dashed when he made contact with the backstretch wall and lost a wheel on lap 24.

Sault restarted the race in the lead with 2 laps to go, with Van Wart and Dickie behind him. Van Wart stayed close behind Sault, and the two drivers made contact exiting turn 2 on the last lap. Sault and Van Wart were briefly hooked together, which allowed Dickie to sneak by for the win, while Sault spun. Van Wart recovered to take the runner-up spot, followed by rim-riding 20th starter Dave Bailey, Lemyre, and Chase Hess.

Bailey’s lead in the championship standings now stands at 8 points over Van Wart.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie (5)
2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (24)
3. 49 Dave Bailey (20)
4. 56 Dereck Lemyre (6)
5. 7x Chase Hess (12)
6. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (23)
7. 5 Alex Schuts (16)
8. 777x Steve Hess (14)
9. 81 Karl Sault (17)
10. 28 Jim Lampman (25)
11. 2 Ryan Dinning (19)
12. 11r Bryce Richardson (15)
13. 8 Dale Gyokery (18)
14. 88 Jesse McDonald (11)
15. 23 Trevor DeBoer (7)
16. 119 Shaun Quinn (8)
17. 16 Jeremy May (22)
18. 24 Dan Nanticoke (27)
19. 84rk Ryan Beagle (26)
20. 40 Derek Liverance (9)
21. 49h Jerry Hill (28)
22. 48 Mike Graham (4)
23. 93 Melissa Miller (3)
DNF. 85s Ken Sargent (21)
DNF. 93k Mike Klazinga (1)
DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (10)
DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (2)
DNF. 32 Mark Fawcett (13)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brady Longboat (1), Dereck Lemyre (2-4), Chris Dickie (5-9, 25), Ken Sargent (10-22), Karl Sault (23-24)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie (9), 2. 56 Dereck Lemyre (11), 3. 66 Brady Longboat (2), 4. 48 Mike Graham (8), 5. 93k Mike Klazinga (1), 6. 93 Melissa Miller (4), 7. 119 Shaun Quinn (12), 8. 49h Jerry Hill (10), 9. 97 Max Chechalk (5), 10. 13 Kacey Huffman (6), 11. 52 Tony Fraser (7), DNS. 53 Logan Shwedyk (3). Time – 2:54.743

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Mark Fawcett (9), 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (5), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer (1), 4. 7x Chase Hess (7), 5. 777x Steve Hess (10), 6. 40 Derek Liverance (2), 7. 88 Jesse McDonald (6), 8. 64 Brandon McFerran (3), 9. 16 Jeremy May (4), 10. 166 Thomas Martin (12), DNF. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (11), DNS. 84rk Ryan Beagle (8). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2 Ryan Dinning (8), 2. 81 Karl Sault (5), 3. 5 Alex Schuts (3), 4. 49 Dave Bailey (10), 5. 11r Bryce Richardson (1), 6. 85s Ken Sargent (11), 7. 8 Dale Gyokery (7), 8. 28 Jim Lampman (6), 9. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (9), 10. 38 Terry Martin (4), 11. 24 Dan Nanticoke (12), DNF. 00 Robbie General (2). Time – 2:41.009

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 16 Jeremy May (6), 2. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (7), 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (12), 4. 28 Jim Lampman (11), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (15), 6. 24 Dan Nanticoke (13), 7. 49h Jerry Hill (4), 8. 38 Terry Martin (10), 9. 97 Max Chechalk (1), 10. 53 Logan Shwedyk (14), 11. 166 Thomas Martin (8), 12. 64 Brandon McFerran (5), DNF. 00 Robbie General (9), DNF. 52 Tony Fraser (3), DNS. Kacey Huffman (2). Time – 2:47.599

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (12 entries)
Front row starter Joe DeBoer took the lead early in the non-stop Bomber race and went on to claim his first win of the season. Wayde Thorne took a hard-fought runner-up finish, followed by Jerry Burnham, Paul Longboat, and Dusty DeBoer.

Dusty Deboer now holds a 15 point lead in the championship standings over Burnham.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 42 Joe DeBoer (2)
2. 6 Wayde Thorne (3)
3. 14 Jerry Burnham (5)
4. 188 Paul Longboat (8)
5. 23 Dusty Deboer (9)
6. 95 Mark Thorne (4)
7. 26 Ashton Reekie (11)
8. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (7)
9. 155 Dustin Longboat (1)
10. 32 Gillian Hils (12)
11. 8 Adam Nigh (6)
12. 82 Adam Taylor (10)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 42 Joe DeBoer (2), 2. 95 Mark Thorne (4), 3. 155 Dustin Longboat (1), 4. 14 Jerry Burnham (5), 5. 6 Wayde Thorne (3), 6. 8 Adam Nigh (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (2), 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (1), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (3), 4. 26 Ashton Reekie (6), 5. 32 Gillian Hils (4), 6. 82 Adam Taylor (5)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:

Friday, July 31 – NO RACING

Friday, August 7 – Weekly Racing – “CORR/PAK VS. ESS”
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance presents:
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

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