2011 Results, News

BRYAN’S BACK: HOWLAND SCORES OHSWEKEN WIN

by Tommy Goudge (June 17, 2011) – Bryan Howland’s last visit to Ohsweken Speedway ended on a sour note, with a trip to the hospital. The Auburn, NY driver made his return a good one Friday night by visiting the Engine Pro Racing Winner’s Circle at the end of the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature.

Young drivers Devin Habiuk and Wyatt Van Wart claimed popular wins in Twin 15 features for the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks and got an extra $50 each from Engine Pro Racing, while Mike Evers bested the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division for the first time in 3 years, and Trevor Roszell won a second consecutive Pierced Parts Bombers feature.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Jim Huppunen and Mikey Kruchka started on the front row for the 20 lap feature, but Bryan Howland and round 2 feature winner Jared Zimbardi quickly made their way to the front. Kruchka led the first 9 laps before Zimbardi got by, with Howland into 2nd on lap 11.

The race was stopped 3 times, as Travis Cunningham, Keith Dempster, and Kyle Moffit all got upside down. All drivers walked away uninjured. 
Between the stoppages, the racing was intense as Howland and Zimbardi traded the lead several times, and Huppunen tried to get under the invaders from New York. Howland held on for the win, with Huppunen scoring second, and Zimbardi third, while Jamie Turner edged out Kruchka for the 4th spot.

“We’ve had a real tough year,” said Bryan in the Engine Pro Winner’s Circle. “I think we’ve only finished two races this year, so it’s good to win one, and to come from mid-pack to win it. I just have to thank my guys. They’ve stuck in there. Every week we leave the track and we’re kind of down after having a bad night.”

Along with a case of Z-Alt Muscle Car Oil courtesy of RNB Restorations, and the $1500 winner’s cheque, Bryan also got valuable track time heading into next Friday’s Northern Summer Nationals event at Ohsweken.

“That’s the reason we came up here,” Bryan told the crowd. “I know they did some different stuff with the track over the off-season, and it’s just a beautiful race track.”

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
Devin Habiuk and Wyatt Van Wart scored the wins on Twin 15 night for the Thunder Stocks. Neither win was easy, as Habiuk had to fight off repeated challenges from Mike Thorne, and Van Wart came from the 16th starting spot to claim his first career feature win at Ohsweken.

“I was playing a song over and over in my head, trying to keep myself calm so I don’t screw up,” said Devin after his win. “I knew Mike
(Thorne) was on the top. I didn’t want to pressure him too much, I stuck to my groove.”

“I got pretty lucky at the beginning,” said Wyatt Van Wart. “There was a little bit of a bunch-up, so I got right through that. I’d like to thank my father for father’s day – without him, none of this would have been possible.”

Both Habiuk and Van Wart received $50 on top of the regular feature winner’s share of the purse, courtesy of Engine Pro Racing.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Mike Evers started 15th on the grid, and avoided disaster on the first lap when 4th starter Jamie Goudge got upside down on the backstretch. 
Goudge was uninjured, but both he and Steve Hess were out of the race with heavily damaged cars. Evers got to the front and held off Abel Castelein – racing a car borrowed from Dave Bailey – and Karl Sault to get the win, dodging slower traffic, including Mike Gilchrist’s smoking car, along the way.

“I can’t tell you how good this feels,” said the veteran of the Mini Stock division. “It’s been 3 years since I won a feature. I didn’t see a car go up in smoke, all I saw was somebody trying to get by me.”

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
Trevor Roszell started 4th and built a large lead before the rest of the field could sort itself out. Dave Patton eventually emerged, but didn’t have enough time to run Roszell down. Trevor got his second consecutive Bomber division win, followed by Patton, and Matt Smith.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Jones Brown Insurance presents the first round of the “Northern Summer Nationals” next Friday, June 24. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints will be joined by the Southern Ontario Sprints, ASCS Sprints on Dirt, and ASCS Patriots for the first of 4 rounds in the miniseries. Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers are also part of round 4 of Friday Night Thunder. Gates open at
6:00 with racing starting at 7:45!

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2011
ROUND 3 RACE REPORT – JUNE 17, 2011
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each):
Finish. [Starting Position] Number Name (Hometown)

ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL HEAT RACE #1
1. [2] 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 2. [3] 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 
[6] 80 Chris Steele (Vineland), 4. [9] 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 5. [5] 51 Bryan Howland (Auburn, NY), 6. [8] 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 7. [7] 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. [10] 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 9. [4] 38 Brad Knab (Arcade, NY), 10. [1] 75 Jim Sweers (Millgrove). Time – 1:55.025

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #2
1. [3] 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. [7] 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 3. [8] 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 4. [1] Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 5. [2] 7x Jamie Collard (Burford), 6. [9] 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. [4] 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 8. [10] 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas), 9. [6] 52L Daniel Lampron (Saint-Hubert, QC), 10. [5] 9x Tim Zack (Welland). Time – 1:57.842.

BS&B RADIATOR HEAT RACE #3
1. [6] 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. [8] 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 3. 
[5] 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 4. [1] 30g Stevin Goldner (Aylmer), 5. 
[9] 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 6. [2] 10c Bob Crawford (Sutton), 7. [3] 96 Shane Butler (St. Thomas), 8. [4] 83w James Whittaker (Lynden) DNF, 9. [7] 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY). No Time

AWESOME RACEWEAR B-MAIN
(Top 4 finishers transfer to A-Feature)
1. 7x Jamie Collard, 2. 7 Kyle Moffit, 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, 4. 38 Brad Knab, 5. 67 Chris Durand, 6. 52 Jesse Costa, 7. 10c Bob Crawford, 8. 96 Shane Butler, 9. 75 Jim Sweers, 10. 07x Dain Naida DNF, 11. 9x Tim Zack DNF, 12. 52L Daniel Lampron DNF, 13. 83w James Whittaker DNS. No Time

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 51 Bryan Howland (12)
2. 14h Jim Huppunen (1)
3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (10)
4. 11 Jamie Turner (
5. 01 Mikey Kruchka (2)
6. 80 Chris Steele (6)
7. 33k Kyle Patrick (9)
8. 7x Jamie Collard (17)
9. 10 Mitch Brown (7)
10. 49 Todd Hoddick (19)
11. 0 Glenn Styres (11)
12. 38 Brad Knab (20)
13. 81 Derek Jonathan (14)
14. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (13)
15. 7 Kyle Moffit (18) DNF
16. 5d Dave Dykstra (4) DNF
17. 90 James Evans (3) DNF
18. 5 Keith Dempster (5) DNF
19. 71 Travis Cunningham (15) DNF
20. 30g Stevin Goldner (16) DNF
No Time

SPRINT CAR AWARDS:
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” (highest in heat race passing points): Keith Dempster RNB Restorations Feature Winner: Bryan Howland

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

ENGINE PRO RACING HEAT RACE #1
1. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 2. 191 Gord Bates (Selkirk), 3. 51 Phil Nyssen (Burford), 4. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 5. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 6. 57 Murray Nicholls (Hamilton), 7. 33 Colin Court
(Jerseyville) DNF, 8. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton) DNS.

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 5h Devin Habiuk (Port Robinson), 2. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 4. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 5. 73 Mike Miller (Caledonia), 6. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 7. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 8. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge) DNF.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 4. 33x Larry Czinege, Jr. (Ridgeway), 5. 62 Brian Pescetti (Stoney Creek), 6. 23d Tim DeBoer (Hagersville), 7. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia), 8. 23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Port Colborne) DNF.

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
FEATURE #1 (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5h Devin Habiuk (9)
2. 55 Mike Thorne (15)
3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (22)
4. 12 Brad Herron (14)
5. 33x Larry Czinege, Jr. (16)
6. 1 Chris Dickie (6)
7. 17 Rob Disher (19)
8. 19 Cory Turner (10)
9. 73 Mike Miller (11)
10. 28 Jim Lampman (8)
11. 8 Ryan Dinning (12)
12. 191 Gord Bates (2)
13. 57 Murray Nicholls (3)
14. 23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (23)
15. 33 Colin Court (21)
16. 00 Robbie General (1)
17. 23d Tim DeBoer (18)
18. 83 Lee Winger (13)
19. 77 Brett Rodwell (20) DNF
20. 38 Terry Martin (5) DNF
21. 31 Dave Bailey (7) DNF
22. 13 Kacey Huffman (24) DNF
23. 51 Phil Nyssen (4) DNF
24. 62 Brian Pescetti (17) DNF

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
FEATURE #2 (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (16)
2. 5h Devin Habiuk (18)
3. 12 Brad Herron (15)
4. 55 Mike Thorne (17)
5. 8 Ryan Dinning (8)
6. 19 Cory Turner (11)
7. 83 Lee Winger (1)
8. 33x Larry Czinege, Jr. (14)
9. 1 Chris Dickie (13)
10. 17 Rob Disher (12)
11. 73 Mike Miller (10)
12. 31 Dave Bailey (21)
13. 23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (5)
14. 191 Gord Bates (7)
15. 28 Jim Lampman (9)
16. 62 Brian Pescetti (24)
17. 57 Murray Nicholls (6)
18. 23d Tim DeBoer (2)
19. 77 Brett Rodwell (19)
20. 00 Robbie General (3)
21. 13 Kacey Huffman (22) DNF
22. 33 Colin Court (4) DNF
23. 38 Terry Martin (20) DNS
24. 51 Phil Nyssen (23) DNS

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

ENGINE PRO RACING HEAT RACE #1
1. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 2. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 3. 9 Mike Gilchrist (Brantford), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett (Cambridge), 5. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 6. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 7. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 8. 5 Jamie Butler, 9. 13c Corrie Cowell (Tillsonburg), 10. 
55 Rob Slater (Dundas) DNF.

ESSO SPEEDWAY VARIETY HEAT RACE #2
1. 31 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 3. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 4. 4p Mike Peterson (Woodstock), 5. 44 Dale Cooke (Hamilton), 6. 52 Kevin Ross (Mount Hope), 7. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 8. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 9. 95 Troy Smith (Hamilton), 10. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington) DNF.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 2. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 3. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 4. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 5. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 6. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 7. 6x Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), 8. 72 Robbie Rounce (Caledonia), 9. 66 Jon Janssens
(Woodstock) DNS.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS B-MAIN
(Top 6 finishers transfer to A-Feature)
1. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 2. 72 Kevin Hilborn, 3. 6x Mike Sarantakos, 4. 05 Dave Goodacre, 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 6. 95 Troy Smith, 7. 22 Brittani Myers, 8. 5 Jamie Butler, 9. 13c Corrie Cowell, 10. 55 Rob Slater DNF, 11. 66 Jon Janssens DNS.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 265 Mike Evers (15)
2. 31 Abel Castelein (10)
3. 10 Jake Brown (17)
4. 81 Karl Sault (18)
5. 02 Mike Taylor (12)
6. 10j Jeremy Hughes (19)
7. 44 Dale Cooke (11)
8. 72 Robbie Rounce (20)
9. 6x Mike Sarantakos (21)
10. 69 Rob Twitchett (6)
11. 69e Dan Erskine (14)
12. 05 Dave Goodacre (22)
13. 11 Mike Giberson (5)
14. 95 Troy Smith (24)
15. 9 Mike Gilchrist (3)
16. 79 Steve Miller (13) DNF
17. 7 Jason Lungaro (1) DNF
18. 84rk Ryan Beagle (23) DNF
19. 52 Kevin Ross (9) DNF
20. 99 Robin Elliott (2) DNF
21. 77x Ethan Martin (8) DNF
22. 4p Mike Peterson (7) DNF
23. 76 Jamie Goudge (4) DNF
24. 777x Steve Hess (16) DNF

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 16 Jeremy May (Hamilton), 2. 44 Tyler Brock, 3. 1 Greg Dadson, 4. 07 Trevor Roszell (Waterdown), 5. 97 Max Chechalk (Hamilton), 6. 66 Brady Longboat, 7. 77 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis) DNF, 8. 199 Aaron Turkey
(Ohsweken) DNF, 9. 5 Kathi Dickie (Brantford) DNF.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 2. 26 Dave Patton (Rockton), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 1988 Matt Smith (Rockton), 5. 38 Randy Rutherford (Waterdown), 6. 15 Brad McCarten, 7. 388 Craig Dowd (Caledonia), 8. 66r Cole Rodwell (Caledonia), 9. 53 Sarah Rutherford
(Dundas) DNF.

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
FEATURE (12 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 07 Trevor Roszell (4)
2. 26 Dave Patton (9)
3. 1988 Matt Smith (7)
4. 97 Max Chechalk (6)
5. 16 Jeremy May (5)
6. 53 Sarah Rutherford (18)
7. 15 Brad McCarten (10)
8. 66 Brady Longboat (3)
9. 38 Randy Rutherford (12)
10. 388 Craig Dowd (13)
11. 1 Greg Dadson (1)
12. 66r Cole Rodwell (14)
13. 88 Jesse McDonald (8) DNF
14. 5 Kathi Dickie (17) DNF
15. 23 Dusty DeBoer (11) DNF
16. 44 Tyler Brock (2) DNF
17. 77 Dale Gyokery (15) DNS
18. 199 Aaron Turkey (16) DNS

MINI VAN FIGURE 8 RACE WINNER – 81 Karl Sault MINI VAN DEMOLITION DERBY WINNER – 181 Lee Hils

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
JONES BROWN INSURANCE PRESENTS:
“NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS” ROUND #1
FEATURING CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS, SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS, ASCS SPRINTS ON DIRT, AND PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR, PLUS LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS, HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI-STOCKS, & PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS ADULTS $20, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $8, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M.

Photo Credits: Peter Anderson – www.pandersonphotos.com

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