2010 Results, News

DYKSTRA DOES IT ON OPENING NIGHT

By Tommy Goudge (May 21, 2010) – Dave Dykstra got his 2010 season off on the right foot Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway by claiming victory in the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature during round one of Friday Night Thunder. Billy Bleich took the win in ESSO Thunder Stocks, Trevor Goulding emerged as victor of the ESSO Mini Stock feature, Karl Sault won the Bomber feature, and Paul Klager added to his win total at Ohsweken in the first of three visits for the Mod Lite Stars Tour North.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Dave Dykstra and Chris Durand paced the field to the start of the first Sprint Car feature of 2010 at Ohsweken. Dykstra jumped out to an early lead before the caution flew on lap three for John Riegling, who lost a wheel in turn three. Dykstra once again held the lead out front on the restart, but only three laps were recorded before Jamie Turner spun to a stop in turn three, bringing out another caution.

A longer green flag stretch followed, with Dykstra stretching his lead on the restart. Kevin Job quickly made his way forward from sixth on the grid and utilized the low side of the Speedway to gain on Dykstra, who was still running the cushion. With half the twenty lap distance in the books, Job began to challenge Dykstra on the low side as the two drivers raced through traffic. Job drew up alongside the Dykstra machine, but could not nose ahead. 

Having seen Job running the low side, Dykstra moved to the bottom as well, and stretched his lead again during the second half of the race. The race slowed once more on lap eighteen for a spin by defending champ Tom Huppunen in turn four, giving Job one last shot, but Dykstra was too strong on the restart and held on for the win, the second of his Sprint Car career.

“I complained all winter about not having enough motor on the restarts,” said Dykstra in victory lane. “My brother-in-law said we would have more power this year, and he was right”

Job, Jared Zimbardi, Dain Naida, and Jim Huppunen rounded out the top five. Kyle Moffit, Jim Huppunen, and Dain Naida claimed the heat race victories for the thirty-one car field, while John Riegling took the win in the Consi. 

MOD LITE STARS TOUR NORTH
Ray Sliter, Jr. and Josh Sliter started on the front row for the Mod-Lite feature, but after some early caution flags it was Paul Klager and Rick Brubacher battling over the lead. The two raced side-by-side until the halfway mark, when Klager finally cleared Brubacher and pulled away for the win. Jason Corless, Kellie Mason, Randy Hollingshead, and Brubacher rounded out the top five. Ray Sliter, Jr. and Josh Sliter claimed the heat races for the seventeen car Mod-Lite field.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
Ryan Dinning and Mike Thorne started on the front row for the ESSO Thunder Stock feature, with Thorne taking the early lead. For awhile it looked like Thorne might hold on for his second career feature win, but on lap eight, disaster struck as he spun in turn two. Billy Bliech had made his way into the runner-up spot and restarted the race in the lead, with twelfth starter Jamie Cox, Dinning, and Lee Winger giving chase. Those four drivers battled hard for the rest of the twenty lap distance, but Bleich was able to hold on for the win. Mike Thorne and Jeremy Bean claimed the heat races for the nineteen Thunder Stocks in attendance.

ESSO MINI STOCKS
Abel Castelein led the entire distance in the ESSO Mini Stock feature with Trevor Goulding close behind, but did not make it through post-race tech inspection. Goulding was awarded the victory, followed by Kevin Hilborn, Craig Erskine, Steve Hess, and Paul Goodale. Heat races for the nineteen car field were claimed by Castelein and Goulding.

BOMBERS
Karl Sault survived a wild Bomber feature in which he lost the lead and gained it back numerous times, eventually pulling away for the victory. He was chased to the line by Trevor Roszell and Kacey Huffman. Sault and Rodney Rutherford claimed the heat races for the record field of nineteen.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Engine Pro Racing presents Bring Your Neighbour Night at the Speedway, featuring two for one admission! The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, Bombers, and a Gauntlet Race are all part of Friday Night Thunder round two, next Friday, May 28. Gates open at 6:00 with racing starting at 7:45!

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2010
ROUND 1 RACE REPORT – MAY 21, 2010
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – RAPSTAR ENERGY DRINK

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 4 redraw for feature starting spots, top 5 transfer to A-Feature):

BS&B RADIATOR HEAT RACE #1
1. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 4. 11j Chris Jones (Demorestville), 5. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 8. 27 Jamie Collard (Burford) DNS, 9. 9jr Tim Zack (Dain City) DNS, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY) DNS, 11. 96 Shane Butler (London) DNS. Time – 1:52.985

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL HEAT RACE #2
1. 14 Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 3. 80 Chris Steele (Vineland), 4. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 5. 7m Justin Martin (Shedden), 6. 52L Daniel Lampron (Saint-Hubert, QC), 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. 30g Stevin Goldner (Aylmer), 9. 90 James Evans (Beamsville) DNF, 10. 01m Jason Martin (Shedden) DNF. Time – 1:58.940

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #3
1. 6n Dain Naida (Belleville, MI), 2. 12c Tom Huppunnen (Fenwick), 3. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 4. 23 Steve Garry (Dundas), 5. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 6. 1a John Riegling (Chatham), 7. 21j John Bubridge, Sr. (Simcoe), 8. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 9. 7x Mike Ling (Mount Brydges) DNF, 10. 3 Wayne Ashton (Kitchener) DNS. Time – 1:55.956

CONSI (10 laps – Top 5 transfer to A-Feature)
1. 1a John Riegling, 2. 52L Daniel Lampron, 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka, 4. 11 Jamie Turner, 5. 21j John Burbridge, Sr., 6. 49 Todd Hoddick, 7. 81 Derek Jonathan, 8. 30g Stevin Goldner, 9. 10 Mitchell Brown, 10. 7x Mike Ling DNF, 11. 96 Shane Butler DNS, 12. 90 James Evans DNS, 13. 01m Jason Martin DNS, 14. 3 Wayne Ashton DNS, 15. 27 Jamie Collard DNS, 16. 9jr Tim Zack DNS. No Time

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5d Dave Dykstra (1)
2. 21x Kevin Job (6)
3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (4)
4. 6n Dain Naida (3)
5. 14h Jim Huppunen (12)
6. 7 Kyle Moffit (7)
7. 0 Glenn Styres (15)
8. 7m Justin Martin (14)
9. 5 Keith Dempster (9)
10. 80 Chris Steele (11)
11. 12c Tom Huppunen (8)
12. 33k Kyle Patrick (13)
13. 11j Chris Jones (10)
14. 52L Daniel Lampron (17)
15. 11 Jamie Turner (19)
16. 67 Chris Durand (2)
17. 23 Steve Garry (5) DNF
18. 01 Mikey Kruchka (18) DNF
19. 21 John Burbridge, Sr. (20) DNF
20 1a John Riegling (16) DNF
No Time

MOD LITE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH
HEAT RACES (10 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 27 Ray Sliter, Jr. (Welland), 2. 19 Jason Corless, 3. 5c Jordan Curran (Port Colborne), 4. 14b Bruce Mason, 5. 67 Rick Brubacher, 6. 33 Korey Howe (St. Catharines), 7. 82 Mark Brighton (Ariss), 8. 4 Greg Mills, 9. 37 Wally Billing (Elmira). No Time

HEAT RACE #2
1. 17 Josh Sliter (Welland), 2. 1 Paul Klager (Beamsville), 3. 8m Joey Mastroianni (Welland), 4. 77 Randy Hollingshead, 5. 91 Derek Moore, 6. 2ez Blair Young, 7. 14 Kellie Mason (St. Catharines), 8. 31 Scott Billing (Guelph). No Time

MOD LITE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH
FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Paul Klager (4)
2. 19 Jason Corless (3)
3. 14b Kellie Mason (7)
4. 77 Randy Hollingshead (7)
5. 67 Rick Brubacher (9)
6. 5c Jordan Curran (5)
7. 27 Ray Sliter, Jr. (1)
8. 17 Josh Sliter (2)
9. 8m Joey Mastroianni (6)
10. 33 Korey Howe (11)
11. 14 Bruce Mason (14)
12. 4 Greg Mills (15)
13. 37 Wally Billing (17)
14. 82 Mark Brighton (13) DNF
15. 91 Derek Moore (10) DNF
16. 31 Scott Billing (16) DNF
17. 2ez Blair Young (12) DNS
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 3. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton), 4. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 5. k51 Ed MacNamara, 6. 39 Isaac Pellisero (Smithville), 7. 51 Phil Nyssen (Cambridge), 8. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 9. 33 Colin Court (Waterdown)

HEAT RACE #2
1. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 2. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 3. 88 Shayne Pierce (Welland), 4. 108 Billy Bleich (Port Robinson), 5. 191 Gord Bates (Cambridge), 6. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 7. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 8. 08 Derek Martin, 9. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 10. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville) DNF

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS 
FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 108 Billy Bleich (6)
2. 8 Ryan Dinning (1)
3. 44 Jamie Cox (12)
4. 83 Lee Winger (5)
5. 31 Dave Bailey (19)
6. 88 Shayne Pierce (8)
7. 17 Rob Disher (3)
8. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
9. k51 Ed MacNamara (9)
10. 1 Chris Dickie (15)
11. 37 Jeremy Bean (7)
12. 191 Gord Bates (10)
13. 33 Colin Court (18)
14. 51 Phil Nyssen (13)
15. 08 Derek Martin (16)
16. 39 Isaac Pellisero (11)
17. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (14)
18. 24k Kyle Magrin (4) DNF
19. 40 Terry Osmond (17) DNS

ESSO MINI STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 3. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 4. 48 Craig Erskine, 5. 14 Paul Goodale, 6. 113 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 7. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 8. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 9. 110 Drew Spencer (Oakville) DNF, 10. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton)

HEAT RACE #2
1. 6 Trevor Goulding (Welland), 2. 79 Steve Miller, 3. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 4. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 6. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 7. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 8. 6x Mike Sarantakos, 9. 76 Jamie Goudge (London) DNF

ESSO MINI STOCKS 
FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 6 Trevor Goulding (7)
2. 72 Kevin Hilborn (5)
3. 48 Craig Erskine (6)
4. 777x Steve Hess (9)
5. 14 Paul Goodale (8)
6.05 Dave Goodacre (3)
7. 11 Mike Giberson (4)
8. 265 Mike Evers (12)
9. 79 Steve Miller (10)
10. 113 Mark Thorne (11)
11. 77x Ethan Martin (2)
12. 55 Rob Slater (15)
13. 10 Jake Brown (14)
14. 110 Drew Spencer (17) DNF
15. 6x Mike Sarantakos (16) DNF
16. 02 Mike Taylor (13) DNS
17. 76 Jamie Goudge (18) DNS
18. 22 Brittani Myers (19) DNS
19. 28 Abel Castelein (1) DQ

BOMBERS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 2. 26 Dave Patton, 3. 10 Jeremy Hughes, 4. 420 Kyle Andress, 5. 97 Derek Chechalk, 6. 17 Brittany Gyorkery, 7. 113 Shawn Ireland, 8. 88j Jesse McDonald, 9. 03 Sarah Rutherford DNF, 10. 31 Blair Fisher

HEAT RACE #2
1. 9 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 2. 10-4 Trevor Roszell, 3. 38 John Cote, 4. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 5. 816 Mike Kirk, 6. 31 Blair Fisher, 7. 83 Matt Jensen, 8. 99cc ??, 9. 13c Corrie Cowell (Delhi), 10. 474 Ken Sibbick, 11. 777 Rob Twitchett

BOMBERS
FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Karl Sault (2)
2. 10-4 Trevor Roszell (3)
3. 13 Kacey Huffman (1)
4. 97 Derek Chechalk (10)
5. 816 Mike Kirk (8)
6. 10 Jeremy Hughes (9)
7. 31 Blair Fisher (12)
8. 113 Shawn Ireland (13)
9. 38 John Cote (6)
10. 03 Sarah Rutherford (19)
11. 99cc ?? (16)
12. 13c Corrie Cowell (17)
13. 17 Brittany Gyorkery (11)
14. 420 Kyle Andress (4) DNF
15. 9 Rodney Rutherford (7) DNF
16. 88j Jesse McDonald (15) DNF
17. 474 Ken Sibbick (18) DNF
18. 83 Matt Jensen (14) DNF
19. 26 Dave Patton (5) DNF
20. 777 Rob Twitchett (20) DNS

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
ENGINE PRO RACING PRESENTS:
BRING YOUR NEIGHBOUR NIGHT (2 FOR 1 ADMISSION)
FEATURING CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, BOMBERS, AND “GAUNTLET RUN”
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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