2017 Results, News

LUCAS SMITH WINS ON HALLOWEEN IN AUGUST NIGHT; REMAINING FEATURES POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

Rained Out Features Rescheduled for August 18 and 25

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 11, 2017 – A total of 128 cars filled the pit area at Ohsweken Speedway for Halloween in August presented by Renway Energy featuring the Art Hill Memorial. The Ohsweken Junior Fan Club stole the show with dozens of kids turning out in costume for the special Halloween-themed night.

On the racetrack, Lucas Smith found his way to Victory Lane in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature. Unfortunately, it was the only Feature completed as rain fell to wash out the remaining four Features.

With preliminary and qualifying competition already complete for all divisions, the remaining Feature races have been rescheduled. Features for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will be run on Friday, August 18. The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks’ 42-lap Art Hill Memorial will be contested on Friday, August 25 along with the make-up race for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
August 11, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Art Hill Memorial and Halloween in August presented by Renway Energy
Total Entries – 128

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (14 Entries)

Before the rain washed away Feature competition, Jim Huppunen and Jake Brown picked up heat race wins. Huppunen started outside the front row of heat one and drove away to a convincing win over fifth-starting Mitch Brown. In heat two, Mitch’s younger brother Jake Brown went from sixth to the lead and claimed the win to earn the victory and Nathan Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award. Cory Turner and Dylan Westbrook are scheduled to start on the front row for the 20-lap main event when the Feature is run on August 18.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)

Rained Out – Rescheduled for August 18

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time:)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (2); 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (5); 3. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (4); 5. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (3); 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (6)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (6); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON (5); 3. 01K Mike Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (3); 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (7); 5. 21J John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (2); 6. 22 Jim Porter, Grand Island, NY {4); 7. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (1)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Jake Brown
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 Entries)

In Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car action, fans saw furious battles all around the tracks as drivers fought for one of five transfer positions to the A-Feature in their respective heat races. Brian Nanticoke, Holly Porter and Mike Thorne came away with victories. Hannah Ferrell’s run from eighth to second in heat one earned her the Nathan Ackland Insurance Top Gun award. Cody Day started outside the front row of the B-Main and drove to the win over other transfers Jacob Dykstra, Conor Mahoney, Eric McGlone and Lofton Schuts. Liam Martin and Hannah Ferrell are scheduled to roll off on the front row when the race is made-up on August 25.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Rained Out – Feature Rescheduled for August 25

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.162)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken , ON (1); 2. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (8); 3. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (2); 4. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (3); 5. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (6); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (9); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (5); 8. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (4); 9. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (10); 10. DNS 04x Mike Bell, Jr., Hagersville, ON (7)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:36.806)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (1); 2. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (4); 3. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (2); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (9); 5. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (3); 6. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (6); 7. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (7); 8. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (5); 9. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (10); 10. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (8)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (3); 3. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (2); 4. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (4); 5. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (7); 6. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (5); 7. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (9); 8. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (6); 9. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (8); 10. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (10)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 44 Cody Day (2); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra (1); 3. 5c Conor Mahoney (4); 4. 6m Eric McGlone (3); 5. 10 Lofton Schuts (12); 6. 08 Steven Beckett (15); 7. 15 Dan Nanticoke (5); 8. 18x Davey Boughton (6); 9. 7 Caleb Wood (11); 10. 5 DJ Christie (14); 11. 38 Derek Miller (10); 12. 88h Josh Hansen (8); 13. 9 Paul Ballantyne (9); 14. 8h Matt Hill (7); 15. DNS 04x Mike Bell, Jr. (13)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Hannah Ferrell
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (23 Entries)

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks had three heat races with furious side-by-side racing. Chris Dickie claimed a win in heat one after a great battle with Bryce Richardson. Jason Lungaro claimed heat two and Ryan Dinning edged point leader Dave Bailey to win heat three. Kacey Huffman and Bryce Richardson will roll from the pole when the Feature takes the green flag on August 18.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Rained Out – Rescheduled for August 18

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:49.056)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (4); 2. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (2); 3. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 4. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON (6); 5. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON (3); 6. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON (8); 7. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (1); 8. 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON (5)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (2); 2. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (4); 3. 71 Frank Turkey Jr, Ohsweken, ON (7); 4. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (8); 5. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (5); 6. 79 Christopher Hale, Guelph, ON (3); 7. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON (1); 8. DQ 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (6)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (2); 2. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (5); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (4); 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (1); 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (3); 6. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON (6); 7. 73 Rob Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (7)

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (40 Entries)

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks signed-in 40 cars strong for their biggest event of the year, the $1,000-to-win Art Hill Memorial. The 42-lap Feature is also their longest race of the year. Four qualifying heat races saw four- and five-wide racing as drivers attempted to earn a top-five finish position and transfer into the event. Brandon Janssens, Bobby Tolton, Brandon Crumbie and Jonathan Ayrton all came away with heat race wins. Olivier Larocque and Mike Sarantakos won the pair of B-Mains. When the Art Hill Memorial rolls to the line in two weeks on August 25, defending race winner Jake Bazuin and his brother Mark Bazuin will start on the front row.

Art Hill Memorial A-Feature (42 laps – No Time)
Rained Out – Rescheduled for August 25

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (4); 2. 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton, ON (8); 3. 29x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (2); 4. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON (7); 5. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville, ON (3); 6. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (6); 7. 91 Olivier Larocque, Port Colborne, ON (5); 8. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (10); 9. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (1); 10. 54 Chris French, Stratford, ON (9)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps –Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (3); 2. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (8); 3. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (2); 4. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe, ON (6); 5. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville, ON (10); 6. 81 Glen Hils, Dundas, ON (1); 7. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON (7); 8. 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton, ON (4); 9. NF 38m Matthew Moore, Port Hope, ON (5); 10. 90 Chad Smelser, Dunnville, ON (9)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (5); 2. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (3); 3. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON (4); 4. 11t Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (2); 5. 13x Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (8); 6. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford, ON (7); 7. 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer, ON (1); 8. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON (6); 9. 13M Daniel McKay, Thorold, ON (10); 10. 4x Jason Coutu, St. Catharines, ON (9)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas, ON (4); 2. 21j Jake Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (10); 3. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON (1); 4. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON (3); 5. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON (8); 6. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas, ON (9); 7. 17 Michael Taylor, Hamilton, ON (5); 8. 42 Joe DeBoer, St. George, ON (7); 9. 19w Trevor Want, Chippawa, ON (6); 10. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (2)

B-Feature 1 (6 laps – 4 Transfer – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 91 Olivier Larocque (3); 2. 66 Jon Janssens (5); 3. 9 Tim DeBoer (1); 4. 6 Jason Dixon (2); 5. 69 Rob Twitchett (7); 6. 8 Barry Westman (4); 7. 79 Steve Miller (6); 8. 54 Chris French (9); 9. 13M Daniel McKay (8); 10. DNS 4x Jason Coutu (10)

B-Feature 2 (6 laps – 4 Transfer – Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 6x Mike Sarantakos (1); 2. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (2); 3. 16 Fabio Olivieri (5); 4. 42 Joe DeBoer (6); 5. 19w Trevor Want (8); 6. 05 Dave Goodacre (3); 7. 11 Mike Giberson (10); 8. 17 Michael Taylor (4); 9. NF 38m Matthew Moore (7); 10. DNS 90 Chad Smelser (9);
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Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (21 Entries)

Jared Bodnar and Zach Buchwald led the 20-car Bomber Feature to the line. Bodnar jumped out to an early advantage before he was slowed by a caution on lap two when Jake Maas stopped on the front straightaway. The division point leader, Lucas Smith, used the opportunity to his advantage as he darted to the lead past Bodnar.

Bodnar faded over the next four laps as Paul Longboat, Dustin Longboat, Jerry Burnham and Cody Sommerville all got by to relegate him outside the top-five. Smith had built a convincing lead throughout the lapped traffic with a smooth and consistent pace. Without another caution, it was a gap that neither Paul or Dustin Longboat could overcome as they settled for second and third, respectively, while Smith extended his point lead with another win. Sommerville was fourth, while Bodnar raced his way back to the final spot in the top-five.

A-Feature (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49L Lucas Smith (10); 2. 188 Paul Longboat (4); 3. 155 Dustin Longboat (9); 4. 517 Cody Sommerville (7); 5. 21J Jared Bodnar (1); 6. 92 Jeremy Cooper (12); 7. 14 Jerry Burnham (5); 8. 3 Alex Maas (17); 9. 01 Tristan Da Silva (6); 10. 23 Dusty DeBoer (20); 11. 6e Enya Robinson (8); 12. 78 Aidan Nigh (3); 13. 177 Tim Jamieson (15); 14. 32 Gillian Hils (18); 15. 37e Eric Maas (16); 16. 49s Kyle Dinsmore (19); 17. 86 Zach Buchwald (2); 18. 01p Adam Plazek (14); 19. 37 Jake Maas (11); 20. DNS 22b Brooke Nelson; 21. DNS 22a Ashley Nelson

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON (2); 2. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (9); 3. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON (10); 4. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON (11); 5. 21J Jared Bodnar (8); 6. 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON (1); 7. 01p Adam Plazek, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 8. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON (3); 9. 37e Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON (6); 10. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON (7); 11. DNS 22a Ashley Nelson, Hamilton, ON (5)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON (1); 2. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON (6); 3. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON (3); 4. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON (2); 5. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (7); 6. 92 Jeremy Cooper, St. Catharines, ON (9); 7. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON (4); 8. 49s Kyle Dinsmore, Brantford, ON (10); 9. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (8); 10. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON (5)
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Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 18 when Jibs Action Sports presents the second Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation and Autograph Night. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will run their make-up Features from this week’s rainout as well as complete programs for the new night of competition. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will also be in action for a full night of racing. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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Tickets Available Now! 

Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

About Renway Energy: Renway Fuels & Lubricants offers a comprehensive line of petroleum products including fuels (gasoline, diesel, furnace oil, stove oil, and propane), lubricants (agricultural, commercial, industrial, and automotive), and filters (oil, fuel, air, and hydraulic). Renway Heating & Cooling is a complete residential and light commercial heating (oil, natural gas, and propane), air conditioning, sheet metal fabrication, and ventilation contractor. This family-owned business prides itself on providing quality products coupled with professional, courteous service you can rely on. Renway’s continued success is built on customer satisfaction, and Renway has returned as the official fuel supplier of Ohsweken Speedway for 2015. Drop by the Renway office at 56 Henry Street in Brantford, call them at 519-752-6777 or toll free at 1-888-553-5550, and check out their website at www.Renway.ca.

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 in 2017: 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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