2010 Results, News

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: MOFFIT CRUISES TO VICTORY; BLEICH, GOULDING, AND PATTON ALSO TAKE WINS

By Tommy Goudge (May 28, 2010) – Kyle Moffit has shown plenty of speed since he began racing weekly at Ohsweken Speedway in August last year. The twenty-two year old from South Dayton, NY translated that speed into a feature win on Friday night, his first at Ohsweken, and first since going to victory lane at what is now Mohawk International Raceway on July 16, 2005. Billy Bleich, Jr. and Trevor Goulding won their second consecutive features in the ESSO Thunder Stocks and ESSO Mini Stocks respectively, while Dave Patton claimed his first ever Bomber division feature win, and Jesse McDonald was chosen by the fans as the winner of the “Gauntlet Race”. The large crowd on hand for “Bring Your Neighbour Night” presented by Engine Pro Racing was treated to a fast-paced evening of racing which ended just before 10:30 p.m.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Kyle Patrick and James Evans made up the front row for the second Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature of 2010, and when the green flag dropped Patrick took off. Eventual feature winner Kyle Moffit wasted no time getting to the front, and made his way from sixth on the grid to second in the first lap. Jamie Collard – substituting for Mike Ling in the Miles Hill #7x – made his way to the front early as well, taking over third place.

The first fifteen laps ran caution free, with Moffit drawing in on Patrick as the two worked slower traffic at the halfway point. Moffit made his move on lap eleven and began to stretch the lead. The only caution flag of the night flew on lap fifteen when James Evans lost his right rear tire in turn one, but on the restart it was all Moffit, who opened up a large gap and held on for the win despite a bent nose wing. Round one feature winner Dave Dykstra also got by Patrick as the laps waned down, but ran out of time to catch Moffit. Patrick settled for third, followed by Jared Zimbardi, and Collard.

“The bent (nose) wing may have helped us actually,” said Moffit in victory lane. “The car was tight before that.”

Heat races for the twenty-four car field were claimed by Zimbardi, Dykstra, and John Riegling, while the consolation race went to Jamie Turner. 2009 Corr/Pak champion Tom Huppunen suffered a setback to his hopes of repeating this season for the second week in a row when he tangled with Chris Durand in heat race number three and got upside down. Both drivers scratched for the remainder of the evening.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
Jeremy Bean and Chris Dickie started the ESSO Thunder Stock feature from the front row, but the field quickly fanned out two and three wide, with intense racing throughout the top ten until Mike Thorne went for a spin in turn three on lap four. When the race went green again, Lee Winger and Billy Bleich began to separate themselves slightly from the rest of the field until a caution flew again on lap nine for debris. 

Back under green flag conditions, Bleich and Winger went at it for the top spot until Winger suffered a flat right rear and went to the pits on lap fourteen. Bleich was never seriously challenged for the rest of the twenty lap distance, despite another caution for debris in turn four on lap nineteen. Bleich took the feature win, while Ryan Dinning, Dave Bailey, Gord Bates, and Mike Thorne rounded out the top five.

Dinning and Jamie Cox took the heat race wins for the nineteen car field. 2009 champion Shayne Pierce looked to be a contender for the feature win until left front suspension problems forced him off the track.

ESSO MINI STOCKS
Mike Taylor and Ethan Martin paced the field to the start of the ESSO Mini Stock feature, but a lap was not completed before Paul Goodale made heavy contact with the backstretch wall after tangling with another car. Goodale narrowly avoided getting upside down, and suffered enough damage to end his race. When the green flag flew again Taylor moved into the lead, but a swarm of fast cars were close behind. Kevin Hilborn took over the lead from Taylor and for awhile looked like he could hold on for the win, but got too sideways on a few occasions, allowing Goulding to catch up. Goulding made his move for the win with just two laps to go, while Hilborn settled for second, followed by Doug Erskine, Mike Evers, and Steve Hess.

Heat races for the twenty car field were claimed by Goulding and Abel Castelein. Former two time champ Castelein suffered another blow to his 2010 championship chances when he was forced to the pit area midway through the feature with his #28 heavily smoking.

BOMBERS
Dave Patton and Matt Jensen started on the front row for the Bomber feature, and Patton took over a lead he would never relinquish at the drop of the green flag. The race was not easy for Patton however, as slower traffic presented a challenge. Twelfth starter and round one feature winner Karl Sault made his way through the pack to finish second, while Jeremy Hughes, Trevor Roszell, and John Cote rounded out the top five.

Heat races for the nineteen car field went to Hughes and Shawn Ireland.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
The first round of the “Battle on the Grand” takes the green flag at Ohsweken next Friday night when the ASCS Patriots take on Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints! The ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers, are also part of Friday Night Thunder round three, next Friday, June 4. Gates open at 6:00 with racing starting at 7:45!

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2010
ROUND 2 RACE REPORT – MAY 28, 2010
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – ENGINE PRO RACING
Race Start: 7:45 p.m.
Race End: 10:25 p.m.

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. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 7x Jamie Collard (Burford), 4. 7m Justin Martin (Shedden), 5. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 6. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 7. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 8. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford). Time – 1:50.504

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL HEAT RACE #2
1. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 2. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 4. 80 Chris Steele (Fenwick), 5. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. 3 Wayne Ashton (Kitchener). Time – 1:52.607

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #3
1. 1a John Riegling (Chatham), 2. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 3. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 23 Steve Garry (Dundas), 6. 30g Stevin Goldner (Aylmer) DNF, 7. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley) DNF, 8. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick) DNF. No Time

CONSI (10 laps – Top 5 transfer to A-Feature)
1. 11 Jamie Turner, 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, 4. 31 John Burbridge, Jr., 5. 3 Wayne Ashton, 6. 30g Stevin Goldner, 7. 10 Mitchell Brown DNF, 8. 67 Chris Durand DNS, 9. 12c Tom Huppunen DNS. No Time

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 7 Kyle Moffit (6)
2. 5d Dave Dykstra (10)
3. 33k Kyle Patrick (2)
4. 35 Jared Zimbardi (3)
5. 7x Jamie Collard (4)
6. 01 Mikey Kruchka (7)
7. 5 Keith Dempster (9)
8. 7m Justin Martin (11)
9. 0 Glenn Styres (13)
10. 14h Jim Huppunen (5)
11. 81 Derek Jonathan (17)
12. 80 Chris Steele (8)
13. 23 Steve Garry (15)
14. 49 Todd Hoddick (18)
15. 1a John Riegling (12) DNF
16. 90 James Evans (1) DNF
17. 21x Kevin Job (14) DNF
18. 3 Wayne Ashton (20) DNF
19. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (19) DNF
20. 11 Jamie Turner (16) DNF
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 88 Shayne Pierce (Welland), 4. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 5. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 6. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 7. 191 Gord Bates (Selkirk), 8. 51 Phil Nyssen (Brantford) DNF, 9. 38 Rodney Rutherford (Ohsweken) DNF.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 2. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 3. k51 Ed McNamara (Sherkston), 4. 108 Billy Bleich (Port Robinson), 5. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 6. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 7. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 8. 08 Derek Martin (Hamilton), 9. 00 Robbie General (Six Nations).

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS 
FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 108 Billy Bleich (10)
2. 8 Ryan Dinning (9)
3. 31 Dave Bailey (14)
4. 191 Gord Bates (13)
5. 55 Mike Thorne (4)
6. 1 Chris Dickie (2)
7. 17 Rob Disher (5)
8. k51 Ed McNamara (3)
9. 33 Colin Court (12) DNF
10. 83 Lee Winger (7)
11. 37 Jeremy Bean (1)
12. 08 Derek Martin (15) DNF
13. 88 Shayne Pierce (6) DNF
14. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (11) DNF
15. 51 Phil Nyssen (16) DNF
16. 44 Jamie Cox (8) DNF
17. 00 Robbie General (17) DNS
18. 38 Rodney Rutherford (18) DNS
19. 24k Kyle Magrin (19) DNS

ESSO MINI STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 6 Trevor Goulding (Welland), 2. 113 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 3. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 4. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 5. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 6. 48 Doug Erskine (Brantford), 7. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 8. 58 Baden Curtis (Fenwick), 9. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 10. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton) DNS.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 14 Paul Goodale, 3. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 4. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 5. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 6. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 7. 110 Drew Spencer (Oakville), 8. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 9. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 10. 10 Jacob Brown (Brantford) DNF.

ESSO MINI STOCKS 
FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 6 Trevor Goulding (10)
2. 72 Kevin Hilborn (9)
3. 48 Doug Erskine (12)
4. 265 Mike Evers (13)
5. 777x Steve Hess (8)
6. 113 Mark Thorne (3)
7. 02 Mike Taylor (1)
8. 11 Mike Giberson (5)
9. 79 Steve Miller (4)
10. 58 Baden Curtis (15)
11. 77x Ethan Martin (2)
12. 10 Jacob Brown (19)
13. 22 Brittani Myers (20)
14. 99 Robin Elliott (16)
15. 76 Jamie Goudge (18)
16. 55 Rob Slater (17) DNF
17. 28 Abel Castelein (11) DNF
18. 110 Drew Spencer (14) DNF
19. 05 Dave Goodacre (6) DNF
20. 14 Paul Goodale (7) DNF

BOMBERS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 10 Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 2. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 3. 83 Matt Jensen, 4. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 5. 17 Brittany Gyokery (Jarvis), 6. 38 John Cote, 7. 99cc Chris Cowell (Caledonia), 8. 14 Gord Hardy (Cambridge), 9. 777 Rob Twitchett (Hamilton), 10. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 113 Shawn Ireland (Burlington), 2. 26 Dave Patton (Rockton), 3. 10-4 Trevor Roszell (Waterdown), 4. 474 Ken Sibbich (Brantford), 5. 97 Derek Chechalk (Hamilton), 6. 420 Kyle Andress (Hamilton), 7. 03 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 8. 53 Chris Rivers (Cambridge), 9. 13c Corrie Cowell (Delhi).

BOMBERS
FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 26 Dave Patton (1)
2. 81 Karl Sault (12)
3. 10 Jeremy Hughes (8)
4. 10-4 Trevor Roszell (6)
5. 38 John Cote (6)
6. 97 Derek Chechalk (9)
7. 83 Matt Jensen (2)
8. 53 Chris Rivers (16)
9. 113 Shawn Ireland (7)
10. 99cc Chris Cowell (13)
11. 13 Kacey Huffman (10) DNF
12. 17 Brittany Gyokery (5)
13. 474 Ken Sibbich (3) DNF
14. 13c Corrie Cowell (18)
15. 420 Kyle Andress (4)
16. 03 Sarah Rutherford (14) DNF
17. 88j Jesse McDonald (19) DNF
18. 777 Rob Twitchett (17) DNF
19. 14 Gord Hardy (15) DNF

“GAUNTLET RACE” WINNER – 88j Jesse McDonald

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL PRESENTS:
“BATTLE ON THE GRAND” ROUND #1
FEATURING ASCS PATRIOTS VS. CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
PLUS ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, AND BOMBERS
ADULTS $15, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $10, KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M.

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