2015 Results

JONATHAN, BROWN, DINNING, BAZUIN, & BURNHAM TAKE WINS ON EPIC RACEWEAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (September 4, 2015) – 112 drivers signed in to race on Epic Racewear Season Championship Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Derek Jonathan, Jake Brown, Ryan Dinning, Mack Bazuin, and Jerry Burnham visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
PRESENTED BY EPIC RACEWEAR
TOTAL ENTRIES – 112

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (18 entries)
Derek Jonathan survived a couple of trips over the edge of the banking to claim his 2nd A-Feature win of the season at Ohsweken, while Jim Huppunen used a slide job to snare the runner-up position from early race leader Dane Lorenc with 2 laps remaining. Lorenc had also slipped off track earlier in the race, allowing Jonathan to get by and eventually claim the win by 2.898 seconds. Huppunen, Lorenc, Cory Turner, and Mitch Brown rounded out the top 5.

Glenn Styres entered the night 22 points ahead of Todd Hoddick in the championship standings, and needing to finish 9th or better in the A-Feature to lock up his 2nd consecutive title. He ended up doing exactly what he needed to do, but his title hopes were in jeopardy after he stopped on the track with a suspected flat tire on lap 16.

Discovering that his tire wasn’t flat after all, Styres restarted well outside the top 10, and advanced to take the 9th spot with 2 laps remaining. Meanwhile, Hoddick faded to 6th after being as high as 3rd.

Styres claimed the championship by 16 points over Hoddick, while Ryan Turner won the Rookie of the Year honours.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Derek Jonathan (2)
2. 14h Jim Huppunen (4)
3. 00 Dane Lorenc (1)
4. 19 Cory Turner (5)
5. 10 Mitch Brown (7)
6. 49 Todd Hoddick (8)
7. 77 Dain Naida (14)
8. 91 Ryan Turner (9)
9. 0 Glenn Styres (17)
10. 5 Keith Dempster (3)
11. 69 Kris Root (12)
12. 80 Chris Steele (15)
13. 6 Curtis Gartly (6)
14. 2 Lee Winger (10)
15. 38 Tyler Hendricks (11)
DNS. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (13)
DNS. 11 Jamie Turner (16)
DNS. 67 Chris Durand (18)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Keith Dempster (1), Dane Lorenc (2-8), Derek Jonathan (9-25)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (2), 2. 5 Keith Dempster, Alton ON (5), 3. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (3), 4. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (4), DNF. 77 Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (6), DNF. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (1). No Time

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (1), 2. 19 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 3. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (2), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., St. Williams ON (5), DNF. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (4), DNS. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (6). No Time

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps )
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (3), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc, Bowmansville NY (2), 3. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (4), 5. 69 Kris Root, Delaware ON (6), DNF. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (5). No Time

(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): 10 Mitch Brown

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (15 entries)
Jake Brown took the lead of the Crate Sprint Car A-Feature before the halfway mark of the 20 lap race, and went on to claim his first win of the season. Early leader Kyle Durnin spun out of the 3rd spot, creating a 2 lap dash to the finish. Brown got a good restart, leaving Ryan Hunsinger to fight off the challenges of Aaron Turkey and Holly Porter. Brown finished 1.982 seconds ahead of Hunsinger, followed by Porter, Turkey, and Alex Hill.

Dylan Westbrook entered the night only needing to start the A-Feature, and that’s all he was able to do, as he crashed in the first turn along with Mark Czuba and Jeremy Hughes. Josh Shantz was also caught up in the incident, but avoided damage to his car and restarted.

Westbrook won the championship by 23 points over Brown, while Alex Hill won the Rookie of the Year award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (6)
2. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (9)
3. 1 Holly Porter (5)
4. 68 Aaron Turkey (4)
5. 77x Alex Hill (10)
6. 18 Josh Shantz (15)
7. 4 Mack DeMan (8)
8. 55 Mike Thorne (7)
9. 12 Brad Herron (13)
10. 54 Ed Green (3)
11. 43k Kyle Durnin (1)
12. 6m Eric McGlone (2)
DNF. 00 Mark Czuba (11)
DNF. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12)
DNF. 5 Jeremy Hughes (14)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Kyle Durnin (1-7), Jake Brown (8-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 43k Kyle Durnin, Cambridge ON (1), 2. 54 Ed Green, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (4), 4. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (2), 5. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (8), 6. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (7), 7. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (5), 8. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (6). Time – 1:32.545

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (1), 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (6), 4. 77x Alex Hill, Wilsonville ON (4), 5. 7h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (3), 6. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (5), 7. 5 Jeremy Hughes, Burlington ON (7). Time – 1:31.777

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 55 Mike Thorne – 15.162 seconds

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (35 entries)
The Thunder Stock A-Feature was filled with carnage, and many of the 28 starters received some sort of damage during the 25 lap race. Despite that adversity, 23rd starter Ryan Dinning charged through the field to claim his third consecutive win. Chase Hess, Jeremy May, Wyatt Van Wart, and Chris Dickie chased Dinning to the line, with Dickie’s car missing a large portion of the bodywork from the front end.

Dave Bailey entered the night only needing to start either the B-Feature or A-Feature to claim his first Thunder Stock championship. Not content to coast to the finish, he charged to as high as 3rd from his 20th starting position.

Bailey managed to avoid serious damage in several melees, but then went off the edge of the track in turn 3 with 7 laps left in the race and failed to finish an A-Feature at Ohsweken for only the second time this season. The final standings show Bailey 39 points ahead of second place Wyatt Van Wart.

Alex Schuts drove from 26th to 6th, and locked up the Rookie of the Year award.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2 Ryan Dinning (23)
2. 7x Chase Hess (10)
3. 16 Jeremy May (7)
4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (14)
5. 1 Chris Dickie (11)
6. 5 Alex Schuts (26)
7. 777x Steve Hess (12)
8. 28 Jim Lampman (17)
9. 56 Dereck Lemyre (18)
10. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (16)
11. 93 Melissa Miller (22)
12. 23 Trevor DeBoer (13)
13. 38 Terry Martin (28)
14. 24 Mike Klazinga (24)
15. 48 Mike Graham (6)
16. 40 Derek Liverance (2)
DNF. 49 Dave Bailey (20)
DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (5)
DNF. 8 Dale Gyokery (9)
DNF. 14 Jonny Lowenberg (4)
DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (15)
DNF. 88 Jesse McDonald (24)
DNF. 81 Karl Sault (19)
DNF. 33 Jack Myers (21)
DNF. 52 Tony Fraser (25)
DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (27)
DNF. 84rk Ryan Beagle (1)
DNF. 64 Brandon McFerran (8)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jeremy May (1-5, 7), Dereck Lemyre (6, 8-14), Ryan Dinning (15-25)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 24 Mike Klazinga, Caledonia ON (6), 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria ON (3), 3. 16 Jeremy May, Binbrook ON (12), 4. 14 Jonny Lowenberg, Caledonia ON (7), 5. 40 Derek Liverance, Brantford ON (4), 6. 66 Brady Longboat, Ohsweken ON (8), 7. 48 Mike Graham, Caledonia ON (9), / 8. 93 Melissa Miller, Ohsweken ON (5), 9. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (10), 10. 73 Mike Bell, Jr. (2), 11. 114 Al Hilton, Brantford ON (11), DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford ON (1). Time – 2:49.052

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Dale Gyokery, Jarvis ON (3), 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, Cambridge ON (12), 3. 7x Chase Hess, Ohsweken ON (5), 4. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford ON (6), 5. 64 Brandon McFerran, Acton ON (2), 6. 777x Steve Hess, Ohsweken ON (10), 7. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville ON (11), / 8. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken ON (4), 9. 52 Tony Fraser, Guelph ON (1), 10. 911 Nick Liverance, Brantford ON (8), 11. 13x Craig White, Ohsweken ON (7), DNF. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (9). Time – 2:39.789

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre ON (4), 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., London ON (2), 3. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville ON (8), 4. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas ON (6), 5. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton ON (5), 6. 33 Jack Myers, Wainfleet ON (11), 7. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr., Port Robinson ON (3), / 8. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Pleasant ON (9), 9. 2 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia ON (7), 10. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (1), DNF. 68 Jens Mortensen (10). No Time

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 93 Melissa Miller (3), 2. 2 Ryan Dinning (14), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (11), 4. 52 Tony Fraser (6), 5. 5 Alex Schuts (10), 6. 49h Jerry Hill (4), 7. 38 Terry Martin (7), / 8. 114 Al Hilton (5), 9. 73 Mike Bell, Jr. (2), 10. 68 Jens Mortensen (13), 11. 911 Nick Liverance (9), DNS. 13 Kacey Huffman (1), DNS. 13x Craig White (8), DNS. 77 Brett Rodwell (12). No Time

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (31 entries)
Mark Bazuin quickly drove through the field from his 11th row starting position to take the lead and his 2nd consecutive Mini Stock A-Feature win. Jon Janssens finished 2nd, 1.619 behind Bazuin, followed by 22nd starter Robin Elliott, Gary Hodgson, and 24th starter Tim DeBoer.

The Mini Stock championship was up for grabs heading into the race, as Brandon Janssens held an 11 point lead over Jason Lungaro. Janssens was running in the top 5, but his title hopes looked to be dashed when he crashed exiting turn 4 along with Jake Bazuin and Jamie Goudge on lap 15, but Lungaro’s car had been smoking for much of the race.

Lungaro was sent to the pit area during the caution period to check for possible fluid leaking from his car. He returned to the track, but the smoke became heavier and he was forced to retire from the race, allowing Janssens to hold onto the title by just 7 points.

Shone Evans edged out Jason Dixon for the Rookie of the Year award, winning by just 2 points.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (21)
2. 66 Jon Janssens (13)
3. 99 Robin Elliott (22)
4. 49 Gary Hodgson (8)
5. 9 Tim DeBoer (24)
6. 93 Chris Ryckman (23)
7. 96 Brian Crosgrove (18)
8. 51 Trevor Young (3)
9. 29 Lucas Lubin (16)
10. 2 Matt Nuell (9)
11. 64 Doug Erskine (11)
12. 6 Jason Dixon (7)
13. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (5)
14. 69 Rob Twitchett (6)
15. 26 Tim Nuell (27)
16. 43c Clinton Nicholls (28)
17. 6x Mike Sarantakos (12)
18. 05 Dave Goodacre (2)
19. 39r Andy Ryckman (4)
DNF. 4 Steve Zorad (25)
DNF. 7 Jason Lungaro (14)
DNF. 12x Jake Bazuin (17)
DNF. 66x Brandon Janssens (20)
DNF. 32 Gillian Hils (10)
DNF. 76 Jamie Goudge (1)
DNF. 55 Rob Slater (26)
DNF. 37 Rob Hoskins (19)
DQ. 95 Shone Evans (15)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Andy Ryckman (1-2), Gary Hodgson (3), Mark Bazuin (4-20)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (5), 2. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas ON (7), 3. 39r Andy Ryckman, Hamilton ON (6), 4. 76 Jamie Goudge, London ON (2), 5. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford ON (10), 6. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas ON (9), 7. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford ON (3), / 8. 99 Robin Elliott, Woodstock ON (11), 9. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia ON (4), 10. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville ON (8), DNF. 84b Devon Bacher, Hagersville ON (1). Time – 2:20.725

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock ON (8), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville ON (10), 3. 49 Gary Hodgson, London ON (1), 4. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton ON (2), 5. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas ON (3), 6. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton ON (4), 7. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville ON (5), / 8. 60 Martin Schroder, Beachville ON (9), 9. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia ON (6), 10. 55 Rob Slater, Dundas ON (7). Time – 2:16.259

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21x Jake Bazuin, Caledonia ON (2), 2. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock ON (6), 3. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia ON (8), 4. 95 Shone Evans, Scotland ON (1), 5. 37 Rob Hoskins, Harley ON (5), 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton ON (4), 7. 29 Lucas Lubin, Hamilton ON (3), / 8. 93 Chris Ryckman, Brantford ON (7), 9. 43c Clinton Nicholls, Hamilton ON (10), 10. 4 Steve Zorad, Simcoe ON (9). Time – 2:14.550

B-FEATURE (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 99 Robin Elliott (4), 2. 93 Chris Ryckman (8), 3. 9 Tim DeBoer (5), 4. 4 Steve Zorad (9), 5. 55 Rob Slater (6), 6. 26 Tim Nuell (3), 7. 43c Clinton Nicholls (10), / 8. 11 Mike Giberson (2), DNF. 60 Martin Schroder (7), DNS. 84b Devon Bacher (1). Time – 2:11.475

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (13 entries)
Jerry Burnham finally claimed his first Bomber A-Feature win, following 6 podium finishes in this season alone, and several last year. Burnham started on the front row, and stayed far enough ahead of Joe DeBoer to get the victory. DeBoer was close behind, but settled for the runner-up position, followed by Alex Maas, Dusty Deboer, and Paul Longboat.

Dusty DeBoer claimed his third consecutive Bomber championship, with Patrick Abrahamsson 37 points behind in 2nd.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 14 Jerry Burnham (2)
2. 42 Joe Deboer (6)
3. 3 Alex Maas (4)
4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (10)
5. 188 Paul Longboat (8)
6. 95 Mark Thorne (5)
7. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (9)
8. 37 Jake Maas (13)
9. 628 Logan Shwedyk (12)
DNF. 6 Wayde Thorne (7)
DNF. 22a Ashley Nelson (1)
DNF. 17 Kaleah Syms (3)
DNF. 57x Kyle Wert (11)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 17 Kaleah Syms, Brantford ON (4), 2. 42 Joe DeBoer, Hagersville ON (7), 3. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken ON (3), 4. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge ON (5), 5. 95 Mark Thorne, Waterford ON (6), 6. 22a Ashley Nelson, Hamilton ON (1), DNS. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge ON (2)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken ON (2), 2. 6 Wayde Thorne, Waterford ON (1), 3. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson, Burlington ON (3), 4. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville ON (4), 5. 57x Kyle Wert, Ancaster ON (6), 6. 628 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville ON (5)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:

Friday, September 11 – Durnin Motors Presents:
– UMP Modifieds 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks Duel On The Dirt Series 50
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– Vintage Modifieds 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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
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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 – September 4 Ohsweken Speedway feature winners Derek Jonathan (# 360 Sprint Car), Jake Brown (#1-10 Crate Sprint Car), Ryan Dinning (#2 Thunder Stock), Mark Bazuin (#21x Mini Stock), and Jerry Burnham (#14 Bomber). Photographs by Dale Calnan – www.ImageFactor.ca

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