2011 Results, News

MOFFIT DOMINATES OPENING NIGHT AT OHSWEKEN

By Tommy Goudge (June 3, 2011) – The weatherman finally cooperated, allowing Ohsweken Speedway to kick off its 2011 season with round one of Friday Night Thunder on June 3. Full fields were the order of the evening, as the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers all began their championship chases. The Vintage Cars were also on the card for their first of five appearances this season.

Kyle Moffit dominated the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature by lapping all but second place Ryan Grubaugh, who finished half a lap behind. Dain Naida, Kyle Patrick, and Jim Huppunen rounded out the top 5.

The Light House Tattoos Thunder Stock feature saw plenty of action, but it was youngster Larry Czinege Jr. who cruised to the win in his #33 Camaro. Mike Miller, Ryan Dinning, Jim Lampman, and Brad Herron came home in the top 5.

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks division saw a major upset, as two-time Bomber division champ Karl Sault won both his heat race and the feature in his Mini Stock debut. Mike Taylor was in contention for the win, but cut a tire in the closing laps. Mike Evers, Jake Brown, Jeremy Hughes, and Steve Hess filled out the top 5.

A large number of drivers moved on from the Pierced Parts Bombers division into Mini Stocks and Thunder Stocks this year, but plenty of racers remain in the entry-level division. Rodney Rutherford was originally planning to race a Thunder Stock this year, but instead brought his Bomber car and took the opening night win. Dave Patton gave him a good run, but ended up second, followed by Craig Dowd, Jeremy May, and Trevor Roszell.

The Vintage Car feature was a shocker, as Doug Fralick led every lap but the most important one. Fralick’s right rear tire went flat on the last lap, handing the win to Dave Charczuk. Daryl Bray was “best in class”, Sportsman class honours in the combined feature.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
BS&B Radiator presents “Youth Uniform Night” next Friday, June 10.
Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers are all part of round
2 of Friday Night Thunder, along with the first appearance of 2011 for the Mod-Lite Stars Championship Tour North. Gates open at 6:00 with racing starting at 7:45!

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2011
ROUND 1 RACE REPORT – JUNE 3, 2011
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSORS –
ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL,
GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each):

ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL HEAT RACE #1
1. 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 3. 3w Ryan Grubaugh (St. Johns, MI), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 6. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas), 9. 96 Shane Butler (St. Thomas) DNS.

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #2
1. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 2. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 3. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 6. 10c Bob Crawford (Sutton), 7. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 8. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville).

BS&B RADIATOR HEAT RACE #3
1. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 3.
5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls), 4. 7x Jamie Collard (Burford), 5. 30g Stevin Goldner (Aylmer), 6. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 7. 75 Jim Sweers (Millgrove), 8. 90 James Evans (Beamsville).

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 7 Kyle Moffit (2)
2. 3w Ryan Grubaugh (7)
3. 07x Dain Naida (1)
4. 33k Kyle Patrick (8)
5. 14h Jim Huppunen (3)
6. 67 Chris Durand (13)
7. 5d Dave Dykstra (9)
8. 12c Tom Huppunen (4)
9. 71 Travis Cunningham (11)
10. 5 Keith Dempster (14)
11. 7x Jamie Collard (6)
12. 10 Mitch Brown (16)
13. 0 Glenn Styres (18)
14. 49 Todd Hoddick (20)
15. 81 Derek Jonathan (5)
16. 11 Jamie Turner (10)
17. 10c Bob Crawford (17)
18. 52 Jesse Costa (22)
19. 90 James Evans (21)
20. 5m Brad Malloy (12)
21. 30g Stevin Goldner (15)
22. 75 Jim Sweers (19)
DNS. 01 Mikey Kruchka
DNS. 21x Kevin Job

SPRINT CAR AWARDS:
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” (highest in heat race passing points): Dain Naida RNB Restorations Feature Winner: Kyle Moffit

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

ENGINE PRO RACING HEAT RACE #1
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 5h Devin Habiuk (Port Robinson), 3. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 4. 28 Jim Lampman, 5. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 6. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia) DNF, 7. 12 Brad Herron
(Brantford) DNF, 8. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford) DNF.

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 51 Phil Nyssen (Burford), 2. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 3. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 4. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby) DNF, 5. 57 Murray Nicholls DNF, 6. 77x Brittani Gyokery (Jarvis) DNF, 7. 04 Wyatt Van Wart
(Cambridge) DNF.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. 33x Larry Czinege, Jr. (Ridgeway), 2. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 3.
73 Mike Miller (Caledonia), 4. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 77 Brett Rodwell, 6. 191 Gord Bates (Selkirk) DNF, 7. 33 Colin Court
(Jerseyville) DNF.

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 33x Larry Czinege, Jr. (7)
2. 73 Mike Miller (3)
3. 8 Ryan Dinning (1)
4. 28 Jim Lampman (10)
5. 12 Brad Herron (17)
6. 19 Cory Turner (11)
7. 55 Mike Thorne (14)
8. 31 Dave Bailey (6)
9. 5h Devin Habiuk (9)
10. 17 Rob Disher (8)
11. 1 Chris Dickie (20)
12. 83 Lee Winger (5)
13. 38 Terry Martin (4)
14. 13 Kacey Huffman (12)
15. 77 Brett Rodwell (13) DNF
16. 33 Colin Court (19) DNF
17. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (21) DNF
18. 51 Phil Nyssen (2) DNF
19. 57 Murray Nicholls (15) DNS
20. 191 Gord Bates (16) DNS
21. 77x Brittani Gyokery (18) DNS
22. 00 Robbie General DNS

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

ENGINE PRO RACING HEAT RACE #1
1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 2. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 3. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 4. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 5. 6x Mike Sarantako (Smithville), 6. 4 Jason Coutu (St. Catharines), 7. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 8. 5 Rick Robinson (Brantford), 9. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 10. 69e Dan Erskine (Brantford) DNF.

ESSO SPEEDWAY VARIETY HEAT RACE #2
1. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 2. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 3. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 4. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 5. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 6. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 8. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 9. 13c Corrie Cowell (Tillsonburg), 10. 9 Mike Gilchrist (Brantford) DNF.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 52 Kevin Ross, 3. 44 Dale Cooke (Hamilton), 4. 7 Jason Lungaro, 5. 64 Doug Erskine (Brantford), 6. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 7. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 8. 4p Mike Peterson ), 9. 38 John Cote (Hamilton), 10. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia) DNF.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS B-MAIN
(10 laps)
1. 69e Dan Erskine, 2. 5 Rick Robinson, 3. 99 Robin Elliott, 4. 4p Mike Peterson, 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 6. 05 Dave Goodacre, 7. 38 John Cote, 8.
76 Jamie Goudge, 9. 13c Corrie Cowell, 10. 69 Rob Twitchett DNF, 11. 9 Mike Gilchrist DNS, 12. 11 Mike Giberson DNS.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Karl Sault (5)
2. 265 Mike Evers (9)
3. 10 Jake Brown (10)
4. 10j Jeremy Hughes (11)
5. 777x Steve Hess (2)
6. 28 Abel Castelein (1)
7. 6x Mike Sarantako (13)
8. 69e Dan Erskine (19)
9. 4 Jason Coutu (16)
10. 77x Ethan Martin (7)
11. 79 Steve Miller (14)
12. 38 John Cote (24)
13. 64 Doug Erskine (15)
14. 4p Mike Peterson (21)
15. 05 Dave Goodacre (23)
16. 84rk Ryan Beagle (22)
17. 22 Brittani Myers (18)
18. 55 Rob Slater (17) DNF
19. 52 Kevin Ross (4) DNF
20. 44 Dale Cooke (6) DNF
21. 02 Mike Taylor (3) DNF
22. 7 Jason Lungaro (12) DNF
23. 72 Kevin Hilborn (8) DNF
24. 5 Rick Robinson (20) DNF

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
HEAT RACES (6 laps each)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 1988 Matt Smith (Rockton), 2. 199 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 3. 388 Craig Dowd (Caledonia), 4. 07 Trevor Roszell (Waterdown), 5. 77 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 6. 03 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 7. 5 Kathi Dickie (Brantford).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 26 Dave Patton (Rockton ), 2. 38 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 4. 97 Max Chechalk (Hamilton), 5. 16 Jeremy May, 6. 44 Tyler Brock, 7. 66 Brady Longboat.

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
FEATURE (12 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 38 Rodney Rutherford (4)
2. 26 Dave Patton (2)
3. 388 Craig Dowd (5)
4. 16 Jeremy May (10)
5. 07 Trevor Roszell (7)
6. 1988 Matt Smith (1)
7. 88 Jesse McDonald (6)
8. 5 Kathi Dickie (13)
9. 03 Sarah Rutherford (11)
10. 44 Tyler Brock (12)
11. 97 Max Chechalk (8)
12. 77 Dale Gyokery (9)
13. 199 Aaron Turkey (3)
14. 66 Brady Longboat (14)

VINTAGE CARS
HEAT RACE
1. 16 Daryl Bray (Rainham Centre), 2. 27 Doug Fralick (Port Colborne), 3. 6 Lowry Siemens (Dunnville), 4. X Phil Claussen (Oakbrook, IL), 5. 00 Bill Harju (Fisherville), 6. 13 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 7. 99 Dave Charczuk (Lewiston, NY), 8. 24 Harold Sonnenburg (Sherkston), 9. 62 Al Harju (Cayuga), 10. 2 Roy Rinne.

VINTAGE CARS
FEATURE (10 laps)
1. 99 Dave Charczuk (4)
2. 27 Doug Fralick (9)
3. 6 Lowry Siemens (8)
4. 16 Daryl Bray (10)
5. 00 Bill Harju (6)
6. X Phil Claussen (7)
7. 62 Al Harju (2)
8. 24 Harold Sonnenburg (3)
9. 2 Roy Rinne (1)
10. 13 Mark Thorne (5) DNF

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
BS&B RADIATOR PRESENTS:
“YOUTH UNIFORM NIGHT” FEATURING
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS,
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI-STOCKS, & PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
PLUS MOD-LITE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH
ADULTS $10, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $8, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M.

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