2011 Results, News

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: TWO IN A ROW FOR COLLARD

by Tommy Goudge (August 26, 2011) – Jamie Collard followed up the biggest win of his Sprint Car career by winning again on Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway in the 20 lap Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature. Paul Klager won the Mod-Lite Stars Championship Tour North event, Cory Turner was awarded the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stock win, while Karl Sault won the HRW Automotive Mini Stock feature, and Rodney Rutherford got the Pierced Parts Bomber victory.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Jim Huppunen and Wayne Johnson started on the front row with Johnson getting the early lead, but a complete restart was needed after Dave Dykstra got upside down in turn three. Johnson took the lead when the race began again, but teammate Jamie Collard moved up from 6th on the grid and eventually got by for the win. Johnson settled for 2nd, followed by Keith Dempster, Travis Cunningham, and Mitch Brown. Points leader Jim Huppunen spun and restarted at the rear, eventually finishing 12th.

“I knew Wayne would be fast tonight,” Jamie said afterwards. “We talked setup and we shared what we had. We were a little different – he was setting up for the top, and I went for the bottom, and apparently it worked out. We’ve been working on setups big time, and trying shocks and trying different bars and everything. We finally figured it out. The car is unbelievably good. I just can’t thank the crew enough.”

Collard entered the night third in the standings, 64 points behind Jim Huppunen, and 43 points behind Kyle Patrick. His win coupled with 7th place for Patrick and 12th for Huppunen cut the gap nearly in half, and the championship is up for grabs with 2 races left in the title chase.

“We’re really going hard for the points championship,” Collard said. 
“(Huppunen’s) a long way out, but if we keep getting these (wins), it might help out. We’re hoping to be strong at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals too, and bring home the victory for Canada.”

Heat races for the 23 car field went to Jamie Collard, Kyle Moffit, and Jim Huppunen.

MOD-LITE START CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH
Paul Klager and Derek Wagner started on the front row for the 4th visit of Mod-Lites to Ohsweken in 2011. Klager and Wagner traded spots throughout the race, with Josh Sliter also in the fray until his car went up in smoke. Tour points leader Shawn Sliter had mechanical problems in his heat race and started at the back of the feature field driving a borrowed car. He drove through the field to finish 3rd and take a big lead in the standings.

Klager brought out his older car which he’s won many times with at Ohsweken in the past, after racing a different one in earlier events this season.

“We dusted this thing off,” said Paul. “It’s been sitting in the back of my shop all year, and this is our own car, it’s the one I know well, and we got it back together for last Saturday, worked the bugs out of it, and here we are today.”

Heat races for the 18 car field went to Klager and Wagner. The Mod-Lite Stars will be back on September 17 to race during the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
Phil Nyssen started 3rd and dominated the Thunder Stock feature, but his car failed the post-race technical inspection. Cory Turner was awarded the feature win as a result, a first for the rookie driver. Lee Winger, Larry Czinege, Jr., Mike Thorne, and Wyatt Van Wart rounded out the top 5.

Heat races for the 20 car field went to Phil Nyssen and Jim Lampman.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Karl Sault entered the evening tied for the Mini Stock points lead with Abel Castelein, but opened up a lead again by winning the non-stop feature. Castelein finished 13th after starting at the back of the 28 car field. Jake Brown, Jason Lungaro, Aaron Wiley, and Dale Cooke finished 2nd through 5th.

“We’ve been having trouble for the last couple of weeks,” said Karl afterwards. “Two weeks ago we had a fuel issue, and last week the axle broke. We got it all fixed and back together and here we are!”

Heat races were claimed by Sault, Brown, and Lungaro

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
Rodney Rutherford went back to the Engine Pro Racing Winner’s Circle on Friday in the Bomber event, while points leader Jesse McDonald had a flat tire and didn’t finish. Rutherford will be back in the lead as a result, after losing it last week. Dusty DeBoer, Brady Longboat, Kathi Dickie, and Jeremy May rounded out the top 5.

Heat races for the 17 car field went to Rutherford and Dickie.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Pierced Parts presents “Labour Day Special” next Friday, September 2. 
The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers are all part of Friday Night Thunder next week, along with Vintage Cars and Kids Box Car Races. Gates open at 6:00 with racing starting at 7:45!

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2011
RACE REPORT – AUGUST 26
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
Race Start – 7:45p.m.
Race End – 10:40p.m.
Total Entries – 106

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS (23 entries) HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 12 in passing points redraw for A-Feature starting positions):
Finish. [Starting Position] Number Name (Hometown)

ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL HEAT RACE #1
1. [2] 7x Jamie Collard (Burford), 2. [1] 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. [8] 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 4. [3] 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 5. [7] 77x Wayne Johnson (Mustang, OK), 6. [4] 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 7. [5] 0 Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 8. [6] 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls). Time – 1:52.071.

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #2
1. [3] 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 2. [6] 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 3. [7] 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 4. [4] 96 Shane Butler (St. Thomas), 5. [1] 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 6. [8] 4 Bob Reis (Elma, NY), DNS. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), DNS. 7a Al Blanchard (Welland). Time – 2:02.891.

BS&B RADIATOR HEAT RACE #3
1. [2] 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. [4] 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 3. [5] 80 Chris Steele (Fenwick), 4. [7] 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 5. [6] 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 6. [1] 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas) DNF, DNS. 27h Tom Huppunen (Fenwick). No Time.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 7x Jamie Collard (6)
2. 77x Wayne Johnson (2)
3. 5 Keith Dempster (4)
4. 71 Travis Cunningham (3)
5. 10 Mitch Brown (10)
6. 7 Kyle Moffit (9)
7. 33k Kyle Patrick (8)
8. 80 Chris Steele (11)
9. 11 Jamie Turner (21)
10. 49 Todd Hoddick (5)
11. 01 Mikey Kruchka (7)
12. 14h Jim Huppunen (1)
13. 07x Dain Naida (12)
14. 52 Jesse Costa (18)
15. 90 James Evans (17)
16. 5m Brad Malloy (20)
17. 67 Chris Durand (15)
18. 81 Derek Jonathan (13) DNF
19. 0 Dave Dykstra (19) DNF
20. 4 Bob Reis (16) DNF
21. 7a Al Blanchard (22) DNF
DNS. 27h Tom Huppunen (23)
DNS. 96 Shane Butler (14)
No Time.

SPRINT CAR AWARDS:
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” (highest passing points
total): 07x Dain Naida ($100)
RNB Restorations Feature Winner: 7x Jamie Collard (case of Champion Motor Oil)

MOD-LITE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH (18 entries) HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 1 Paul Klager (Beamsville), 2. 91 Derek Moore (Welland), 3. 33 Korey Howe (St. Catharines), 4. 77 Randy Hollingshead (Stoney Creek), 5. 19 Jason Corless (Bolton), 6. 31 Scott Billing (Waterloo), 7. 67 Rick Brubacher (St. Clements), 8. 37 Wally Billing (Elmira), 9. 118s Rob Goulding (Port Colborne).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 61 Derek Wagner (Middleport, NY), 2. 23 Jeff May (Mount Hope), 3. 17 Josh Sliter (Ridgeway), 4. 9 Jared Turnbull (Paris), 5. 117 Derek Bredin (Niagara Falls), 6. 76 Dan Kviring (Brantford), 7. 26 Ray Sliter, Jr. 
(Ridgeway), 8. 27s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne) DNF, DNS. 118 Bob Bredin (Niagara Falls).

MOD-LITE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Paul Klager (1)
2. 61 Derek Wagner (2)
3. 26 Shawn Sliter (17)
4. 9 Jared Turnbull (8)
5. 19 Jason Corless (9)
6. 91 Derek Moore (3)
7. 67 Rich Brubacher (13)
8. 33 Korey Howe (5)
9. 77 Randy Hollingshead (7)
10. 76 Dan Kviring (12)
11. 118s Rob Goulding (16)
12. 117 Derek Bredin (10)
13. 31 Scott Billing (11)
14. 23 Jeff May (4)
15. 118 Bob Bredin (14)
16. 37 Wally Billing (15)
17. 17 Josh Sliter (6) DNF
DNS. 27s Ray Sliter, Jr.

LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS (20 entries) HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

ENGINE PRO RACING HEAT RACE #1
1. 51 Phil Nyssen (Burford), 2. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 3. 5h Devin Habiuk (Port Robinson), 4. 77 Brett Rodwell (Caledonia), 5. 191 Gord Bates (Selkirk), 6. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 7. 23 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 8. 77b Brittani Gyokery (Jarvis), 9. 57 Murray Nicholls (Hamilton) DNF, 10. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton) DNS.

6 NATIONS BINGO HEAT RACE #2
1. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 2. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 3. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 5. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 6. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 7. 73 Mike Miller (Caledonia), 8. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 9. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 10. 33c Larry Czinege, Jr. (Ridgeway) DNF.

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

THUNDER STOCK AWARDS
RNB Restorations Feature Winner: 19 Cory Turner (case of Z-Alt Muscle Car Oil)

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (28 entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

ENGINE PRO RACING HEAT RACE #1
1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 2. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 3. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 5. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 6. 9 Mike Gilchrist (Brantford), 7. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 8. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 9. 13c Brian Cowell (Tillsonburg).

ESSO SPEEDWAY VARIETY HEAT RACE #2
1. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 3. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 4. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 5. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 6. 38 John Cote (Hamilton), 7. 02 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 8. 
11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford.

O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #3
1. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 2. 44 Dale Cooke (Hamilton), 3. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 4. 7w Aaron Wiley (Wellandport), 5. 22x Dave Larkin (Toronto), 6. 11jr Christine Giberson (Caledonia), 7. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 8. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 9. 31 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 10. 1 Lee Hils (Dundas).

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Karl Sault (5)
2. 10 Jake Brown (8)
3. 7 Jason Lungaro (15)
4. 7w Aaron Wiley (17)
5. 44 Dale Cooke (14)
6. 265 Mike Evers (11)
7. 79 Steve Miller (13)
8. 84rk Ryan Beagle (2)
9. 38 John Cote (10)
10. 7x Chase Hess (26)
11. 99 Robin Elliott (7)
12. 1 Lee Hils (28)
13. 31 Abel Castelein (27)
14. 69 Rob Twitchett (9)
15. 55 Rob Slater (6)
16. 10j Jeremy Hughes (21)
17. 777x Steve Hess (12)
18. 69e Dan Erskine (22)
19. 22 Brittani Myers (1)
20. 11 Mike Giberson (23)
21. 05 Dave Goodacre (25)
22. 13c Brian Cowell (24)
23. 11jr Christine Giberson (18)
24. 9 Mike Gilchrist (4) DNF
25. 64 Doug Erskine (3) DNF
26. 22x Dave Larkin (16) DNF

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS ( entries)
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 38 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 2. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 3. 16 Jeremy May (Hamilton), 4. 97 Max Chechalk (Hamilton), 5. 388 Craig Dowd (Caledonia), 6. 44 Tylor Brock (Dunnville), 7. 66r Cole Rodwell (Caledonia), 8. 77 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 5 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 4. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle), 5. 18 Josh Shantz, 6. 21 Mark Bauzin, 7. 199 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 8. 53 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 9. 1988 Matt Smith (Rockton).

PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
FEATURE (16 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 38 Rodney Rutherford (6)
2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (7)
3. 66 Brady Longboat (2)
4. 5 Kathi Dickie (8)
5. 16 Jeremy May (3)
6. 53 Sarah Rutherford (16)
7. 77 Dale Gyokery (15)
8. 44 Tylor Brock (5)
9. 97 Max Chechalk (1)
10. 21 Mark Bauzin (10)
11. 1988 Matt Smith (17)
12. 18 Josh Shantz (11)
13. 66r Cole Rodwell (13)
14. 88 Jesse McDonald (9) DNF
15. 18x Davey Boughton (12) DNF
16. 388 Craig Dowd (4) DNF
17. 199 Aaron Turkey (14) DNS

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
PIERCED PARTS PRESENTS:
“LABOUR DAY SPECIAL”
FEATURING CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS, LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS, HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI-STOCKS, & PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS, PLUS VINTAGE CARS AND KIDS BOX CAR RACES 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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