2017 Results

HILL, HUNSINGER, BAILEY, JANSSENS, & SMITH WINNERS ON ACKLAND INSURANCE OPENING NIGHT

Ohsweken, Ontario (May 19, 2017) – 122 drivers signed in to race in the 22nd Ohsweken Speedway Season Opener presented by Ackland Insurance on Friday. Alex Hill, Ryan Hunsinger, Dave Bailey, Jon Janssens, and Lucas Smith visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
22ND SEASON OPENER
PRESENTED BY ACKLAND INSURANCE
TOTAL ENTRIES – 122

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KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (19 entries)
Alex Hill and 2016 champion Mitch Brown started on the front row for the A-Main. Brown jumped out to the early advantage and pulled away from the field. On lap four however a broken torque tube bolt caused the rear end to snap, ending the night for the Brantford driver and handing the lead over to Hill.

On the restart Hill along with teammates Glenn Styres and Dylan Westbrook held down the top three positions. The three raced nose to tail and separated themselves from the rest of the field until lap 11 when Styres made a challenge for the lead in turn three. He held the lead momentarily, but Hill was able to drive back by Styres off of corner four and distanced herself the following lap. On lap 14 Styres over drove the third corner allowing Westbrook and Jake Brown to slip by.

The win was the first in a 360 Sprint Car for Alex Hill. Westbrook and Brown completed the top three. Heat race wins went to Mitch Brown, Glenn Styres and Dylan Westbrook while Dylan Westbrook also won the Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Alex Hill (1)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (8)
3. 1-10 Jake Brown (3)
4. 97 Cory Turner (5)
5. 14h Jim Huppunen (7)
6. 0 Glenn Styres (4)
7. 3r Shane Ross (9)
8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6)
9. 91 Ryan Turner (16)
10. 00 Dane Lorenc (17)
11. 01 Mikey Kruchka (15)
12. 9 Steve Lyons (10)
13. 90 Travis Cunningham (11)
14. 49 Todd Hoddick (13)
15. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (12)
16. 2 Lee Winger (19)
17. DNF 10 Mitch Brown (2)
18. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (14)
19. DNS 27z Stan Zanchin (18)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown (1-4), Alex Hill (5-20)
Hard Charger – Ryan Turner, Dane Lorenc (+7)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – 1:56.148)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (2), 2. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (3), 3. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (4), 4. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (7), 5. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (5), 6. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (1), 7. DNF 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 2. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (5), 4. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby ON (1), 5. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton ON (3), 6. DNS 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (6)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (5), 2. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON (2), 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (6), 4. 21j John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams ON (1), 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), 6. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150): Dylan Westbrook

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (27 entries)
With a record number of Crate Sprint Cars in attendance, defending champion Jesse McDonald started on the pole for the A-Main. McDonald immediately took the lead over Mike Thorne and Shone Evans. Thorne challenged the leader multiple times using the high line, however on a lap 7 restart an attempt to pass low was foiled by Ryan Hunsinger and he gave up the runner up position.

Hunsinger wasn’t done from there as he began to reel in McDonald and by lap 14 had caught and passed him. ‘The Gunslinger’ held on for his second straight opening night win and third in the four year history of the division. McDonald finished second and Evans crossed the line third.

Heat race wins went to Jesse Costa, Jesse McDonald and Connor Mahoney. McDonald would also claim the Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (9)
2. 88 Jesse McDonald (1)
3. 87x Shone Evans (4)
4. 18 Josh Shantz (14)
5. 4 Mack DeMan (6)
6. 1 Holly Porter (10)
7. 49h Jerry Hill (11)
8. 3 Alex Schuts (16)
9. 8 Hannah Ferrell (15)
10. 12 AJ Lewis (12)
11. 51 Trevor Young (13)
12. DNF 55 Mike Thorne (2)
13. 26 Terry Baker (20)
14. 88h Josh Hansen (18)
15. 9 Paul Ballantyne (17)
16. 10 Lofton Schuts (19)
17. DNF 6m Eric McGlone (3)
18. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey (5)
19. DNF 52 Jesse Costa (8)
20. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (7)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jesse McDonald (1-14), Ryan Hunsinger (15-20)
Hard Charger – Josh Shantz (+10)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas ON (3), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (1), 3. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (4), 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (6), 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (5), 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford ON (2), 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke, (8), 8. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland ON (9), 9. DNF 8h Matt Hill, (7)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (2), 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (4), 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (3), 4. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (1), 5. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (5), 6. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville ON (7), 7. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville ON (8), 8. DNF 3 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (6), 9. DNF 44 Cody Day, Courtland ON (9)

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown ON (1), 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), 3. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (4), 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (5), 5. 12 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek ON (3), 6. 29 Liam Martin, Hamilton ON (8), 7. 26 Terry Baker, (9), 8. 15 Dan Nanticoke, (7), 9. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne (6)

B-FEATURE (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 3 Alex Schuts (4), 2. 9 Paul Ballantyne (1), 3. 88h Josh Hansen (9), 4. 10 Lofton Schuts (10), 5. 26 Terry Baker (3), 6. 5 DJ Christie (7), 7. 5d Jacob Dykstra (12), 8. DNF 15 Dan Nanticoke (5), 9. DNF 29 Liam Martin (8), 10. DNS 8h Matt Hill (6), 11. DNS 9c Brian Nanticoke (2), 12. DNS 44 Cody Day (11)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100): Jesse McDonald

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MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (25 entries)
2016 champion Dave Bailey led the field to the green flag and would take the early lead over outside pole sitter Chris Dickie in the opening lap of Thunder Stock main event. Third place starter Karl Sault quickly moved his way into the runner up spot and chased Bailey for the first 7 laps. Ryan Dinning included himself in the fight for the lead, but cut a tire while challenging for the top spot. Meanwhile, Sault was able pass Bailey on the outside and take the lead on lap 8.

Sault looked to be well on his way to the win until he tangled with a lapped car while coming out of corner four to take the two laps to go signal. The race remained green and Bailey would slip by to take the lead and the win. Veteran Jim Lampman finished second while newcomer Shawn Chenoweth claimed an impressive third.

Heat race winners were Ryan Dinning, Trevor DeBoer and Dave Bailey.

A-FEATURE (20 laps – 6:48.296)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (3)
2. 28 Jim Lampman (5)
3. 89c Shawn Chenoweth (8)
4. X Billy Bleich Jr. (4)
5. 56 Dereck Lemyre (10)
6. 25 Ken Sargent (6)
7. 81 Karl Sault (7)
8. 7 Jason Lungaro (11)
9. 23 Trevor DeBoer (2)
10. 11r Bryce Richardson (13)
11. 84rk Ryan Beagle (15)
12. 79 Christopher Hale (18)
13. 71 Frank Turkey Jr. (22)
14. 53 Logan Shwedyk (25)
15. 13x Craig White (14)
16. 911 Nick Liverance (12)
17. 1 Chris Dickie (9)
18. 40 Jay Liverance (20)
19. 38 Terry Martin (23)
20. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (17)
21. DNF 37h Rob Hoskins (16)
22. DNF 8 Ryan Dinning (1)
23. DNF 13 Kacey Huffman (19)
24. DNF 77 Brett Rodwell (21)
25. DNS 26 Mike Ferguson (24)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chris Dickie (1-7), Karl Sault (8-17), Dave Bailey (18-20)
Hard Charger – Logan Shwedyk (+11)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia ON (4), 2. X Billy Bleich Jr., Port Robinson ON (3), 3. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas ON (7), 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton ON (5), 5. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne ON (6), 6. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley ON (9), 7. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford ON (2), 8. DNF 71 Frank Turkey Jr., Ohsweken ON (1), 9. DNS 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville ON (8)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville ON (1), 2. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre ON (5), 3. 89c Shawn Chenoweth, Ayr ON (4), 4. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville ON (7), 5. 13x Craig White, Ohsweken ON (6), 6. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville ON (3), 7. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford ON (2), 8. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken ON (8)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville ON (6), 2. 25 Ken Sargent, Hamilton ON (2), 3. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford ON (4), 4. 911 Nick Liverance, Brantford ON (3), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria ON (8), 6. 79 Christopher Hale, Guelph ON (1), 7. DNS 77 Brett Rodwell, Caledonia ON (7), 8. DNS 26 Mike Ferguson, Hamilton ON (5)

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (35 entries)
Mark Bazuin and Jon Janssens led the first Mini Stock feature of the season to green and would not stay far apart for the entire 15 lap affair. Bazuin held the lead for the first 11 laps, however Janssens ran a smooth and methodical race and worked by the leader with just 4 laps to go. Bazuin challenged in the closing circuits, but was not able to get back by and would finish second. Gary Hodgson finished a career high third.

Heat race wins went to Doug Erskine, Jonathan Ayrton and Nick Masi.

A-FEATURE (15 laps – 5:37.076)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 66 Jon Janssens (2)
2. 21x Mark Bazuin (1)
3. 49 Gary Hodgson (12)
4. 66x Brandon Janssens (3)
5. 2 Matt Nuell (14)
6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (4)
7. 13 Bobby Tolton (5)
8. 63 Brandon Crumbie (22)
9. 19 Kyle Wert (17)
10. 222 Nick Masi (11)
11. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (6)
12. 64 Doug Erskine (9)
13. 6x Mike Sarantakos (10)
14. 9 Tim DeBoer (21)
15. 16 Fabio Olivieri (7)
16. 17k Kaleah Syms (16)
17. 96 Brian Crosgrove (8)
18. 60 Martin Schroder (18)
19. 69 Rob Twitchett (15)
20. 6 Jason Dixon (23)
21. 23 Dusty DeBoer (24)
22. 26 Tim Nuell (13)
23. 8 Barry Westman (20)
24. 42 Joe DeBoer (27)
25. 79 Steve Miller (26)
26. 11 Mike Giberson (25)
27. DNF 06 Joey Wilcox (28)
28. DNF 17 Mike Taylor (19)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Bazuin (1-10), Jon Janssens (11-15)
Hard Charger – Brandon Crumbie (+14)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton ON (6), 2. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe ON (3), 3. 49 Gary Hodgson, London ON (9), 4. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock ON (8), 5. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville ON (2), 6. 17k Kaleah Syms, Brantford ON (1), 7. 17 Mike Taylor, Hamilton ON (10), 8. 61 Shawn Snake, Moriaviantown ON (5), 9. DNF 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown ON (7), 10. DNF 13m Daniel McKay, (4), 11. DNF 79 Steve Miller, Paris ON (11)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – 2:17.145)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas ON (3), 2. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock ON (11), 3. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton ON (7), 4. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph ON (2), 5. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton ON (4), 6. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster ON (12), 7. 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer ON (5), 8. 29x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON (8), 9. 42 Joe DeBoer, St. George ON (1), 10. 06 Joey Wilcox, Brantford ON (10), 11. DNF 54 Christopher French, Stratford ON (6), 12. DNS 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford ON (9)

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick ON (2), 2. 21x Mark Bauzin, Caledonia ON (9), 3. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville ON (1), 4. 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton ON (4), 5. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas ON (8), 6. 60 Martin Schroder, Beachville ON (7), 7. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia ON (10), 8. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville ON (3), 9. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia ON (11), 10. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford ON (5), 11. 16j Jeremy May, Binbrook ON (12), 12. DNF 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton ON (6)

B-FEATURE (6 laps – 2:18.799)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 63 Brandon Crumbie (4), 2. 6 Jason Dixon (9), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (3), 4. 11 Mike Giberson (6), 5. 79 Steve Miller (10), 6. 42 Joe DeBoer (5), 7. 06 Joey Wilcox (8), 8. 16j Jeremy May (12), 9. 13m Daniel McKay (7), 10. 54 Christopher French (11), 11. DNS 05 Dave Goodacre (13), 12. DNS 29x Davey Boughton (2), 13. DNS 61 Shawn Snake (1), 14. DNS 63c Dave Crumbie (14)

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (19 entries)
Lucas Smith and 2016 champion Dustin Longboat started on the front row in the first Bomber feature of the season. The two separated themselves from the field early and Smith led every lap on the way to his first career win. Longboat finished a distant second while Adam Halbert fought off the challenges of Jerry Burnham for third.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Lucas Smith (1)
2. 155 Dustin Longboat (2)
3. 194 Adam Halbert (4)
4. 14 Jerry Burnham (6)
5. 188 Paul Longboat (8)
6. 37 Jake Maas (11)
7. 78 Aidan Nigh (5)
8. 76 Ben Buchwald (12)
9. 01 Tristan Da Silva (7)
10. 177 Tim Jamieson (14)
11. 6 Wayde Thorne (10)
12. 21j Jennifer McCollum (18)
13. DNF 32 Gillian Hils (16)
14. DNF 3 Alex Maas (15)
15. DNF 6e Enya Robinson (13)
16. DNF 86 Zach Buchwald (19)
17. DNF 517 Cody Sommerville (3)
18. DNS 22b Brooke Nelson (17)
19. DNS 37x Eric Maas (9)
Hard Charger – Jennifer McCollum (+6)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 517 Cody Sommerville, (3), 2. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe ON (6), 3. 194 Adam Halbert, (9), 4. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington ON (5), 5. 37x Eric Maas, Cambridge ON (8), 6. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge ON (2), 7. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton ON (10), 8. DNF 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge ON (4), 9. DNF 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton ON (1), 10. DNS 86 Zach Buchwald (7)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken ON (1), 2. 49 Lucas Smith, Ohsweken ON (6), 3. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken ON (2), 4. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken ON (3), 5. 6 Wayde Thorne, Waterford ON (8), 6. 76 Ben Buchwald, Wilsonville ON (7), 7. 177 Tim Jamieson, (), 8. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas ON (9), 9. 21j Jennifer McCollum, York ON (5)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
Friday, May 26 – Corr/Pak Merchandising Presents:
“Friday Night Excitement”
– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

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TICKETS PLEASE!
Tickets for the World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Northern Summer Nationals, Triple Crown Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale now! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 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, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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