2010 Results, News

DYKSTRA DOES IT AGAIN AT OHSWEKEN; WINGER, ERSKINE, AND SAULT ALSO VICTORIOUS

by Tommy Goudge (June 11, 2010) – A wild night of racing at Ohsweken Speedway finished up with Dave Dykstra once again visiting victory lane on Friday. The win was Dykstra’s second out of three Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car features held in 2010. Other winners on Trailers by Jim Bray night at the Speedway included Lee Winger in ESSO Thunder Stocks, Craig Erskine in ESSO Mini Stocks, Karl Sault in the Bomber division, Doug Fralick in Vintage Modifieds, Bill Harju in Vintage Sportsman, Kacey Huffman in Mini Van Figure 8, and Lee Hils in Mini Van Demo Derby.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
Glenn Styres and Kyle Patrick started on the front row for the twenty lap Sprint Car feature. When the green flag dropped, Patrick jumped out to the lead and held it for the first six laps before Dave Dykstra caught up in traffic and made his move for the lead in turn two. Keith Dempster took over the runner-up spot from Patrick three laps later. Dempster was within sight of the leader at the halfway mark when the red flag came out for Mike Ling, who flipped and cleared the safety fence in turn one. Fortunately, Ling climbed uninjured from his mangled machine.

With the green flag back out, Dykstra drove away while the rest of the field jostled for position. Dykstra carved through traffic and claimed the victory, followed by Dempster, Mikey Kruchka, Styres, and Jared Zimbardi.

“The crew makes this happen,” said a modest Dykstra in victory lane, “I’m just the guy who holds the steering wheel.”

Heat races for the twenty-six car field were claimed by Glenn Styres, Tom Huppunen, and Keith Dempster, while Jason Martin claimed his first ever Sprint Car division checkered flag in the “B” Main.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
Kyle Magrin and Wyatt Van Wart started the Thunder Stock feature on the front row, but it didn’t take long for Lee Winger, Ryan Dinning, and Billy Bleich to march to the front. Ninth starting Winger looked to be a man on a mission after a flat tire took him out of contention for the feature win last week, and was into the lead by the time four laps were on the board. 

Lap five found Ed McNamara and Phil Nyssen facing the wrong way in turn four to bring out a caution, while Harry Crumb’s machine caught fire in turn two, bringing out a red flag. Speedway officials penalized Winger and Dinning on the red flag, as it was deemed they did not stop quickly enough. Both restarted from the rear of the field.

Green flag racing resumed with Billy Bleich out front, but Winger sliced his way quickly through the field and was back in contention in short order. The race came down to Bleich and Winger again, and this time it was Winger coming out on top. Bleich settled for second, followed by Jamie Cox, Jeremy Bean, and Dinning. Heat races for the twenty car field were claimed by Winger and Cox.

ESSO MINI STOCKS
Mike Taylor and Rob Slater began the fifteen lap Mini Stock feature at the front, but Mike Evers quickly took over in the lead. Trevor Goulding and Craig Erskine made their ways through the field to make it a three car battle for the lead with half the race in the books. Evers and Goulding bumped and banged for the lead while Erskine waited for his chance to pounce, which came just after halfway. 

Erskine got the lead and held on for the win while Goulding settled for second, followed by Kevin Hilborn, Evers, and Paul Goodale. Heat races for the twenty car field went to Goulding and Goodale.

BOMBERS
Jesse McDonald led much of the Bomber feature after starting on the pole, but suspension trouble took him out of contention. Karl Sault and Craig Dowd made their way from deep in the field to first and second and survived heavy traffic to remain in those spots until the end. McDonald held on for third, followed by John Cote and Dave Patton. Heat races for the twenty-one car field were claimed by Kyle Andress and McDonald.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Awesome Racewear and BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL present “Kids Night” and Autograph Night next Friday, June 18. Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers, plus SOLTRA Lawnmowers are all part of round four of Friday Night Thunder. Gates open at 6:00 with racing starting at 7:45!

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2010
ROUND 3 RACE REPORT – JUNE 11, 2010
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – TRAILERS BY JIM BRAY
Race Start: 7:45 p.m.
Race End: 11:05 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. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 3. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 4. 01 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 5. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 6. 23 Steve Garry (Dundas), 7. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 8. 30g Stevin Goldner (Aylmer) DNF, 9. 7x Mike Ling (Mount Brydges) –missed scales – had to run B Main. Time – 1:48.036.

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL HEAT RACE #2
1. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 5. 84 Tyler Rand (Consecon), 6. 01m Jason Martin (Shedden), 7. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 8. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 9. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams). Time – 1:47.824.

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #3
1. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. 7m Justin Martin (Shedden), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 5. 80 Chris Steele (Vineland), 6. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 7. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 8. 96 Shane Butler (London). Time – 1:51.379.

“B” MAIN (10 laps – Top 5 transfer to A-Feature)
1. 01m Jason Martin, 2. 7x Mike Ling, 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, 4. 11 Jamie Turner, 5. 10 Mitchell Brown, 6. 23 Steve Garry, 7. 30 Adam West, 8. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 9. 67 Chris Durand, 10. 30g Stevin Goldner, 11. 96 Shane Butler. Time – 2:24.010.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5d Dave Dykstra (3)
2. 5 Keith Dempster (5)
3. 01 Mikey Kruchka (4)
4. 0 Glenn Styres (1)
5. 35 Jared Zimbardi (9)
6. 12c Tom Huppunen (8)
7. 7 Kyle Moffit (10)
8. 33k Kyle Patrick (2)
9. 7m Justin Martin (12)
10. 21x Kevin Job (6)
11. 11 Jamie Turner (19)
12. 80 Chris Steele (15)
13. 14h Jim Huppunen (7)
14. 81 Derek Jonathan (13)
15. 49 Todd Hoddick (18) 
16. 10 Mitchell Brown (20)
17. 90 James Evans (11)
18. 01m Jason Martin (16) DNF
19. 84 Tyler Rand (14) DNF
20. 7x Mike Ling (17) DNF.
No Time

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 3. 24k Kyle Magrin (Hamilton), 4. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 5. 51 Phil Nyssen (Cambridge), 6. k51 Ed McNamara (Sherkston), 7. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 8. 8x Steve Perry, 9. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken) DNF, 10. 88 Shayne Pierce (Welland) DNF.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 2. 37 Jeremy Bean (Stoney Creek), 3. 108 Billy Bleich (Port Robinson), 4. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 6. 191 Gord Bates (Selkirk), 7. 08 Derek Martin (Hamilton), 8. 52 Harry Crumb, 9. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby) DNF, 10. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia) DNF.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS 
FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 83 Lee Winger (9)
2. 108 Billy Bleich (12)
3. 44 Jamie Cox (5)
4. 37 Jeremy Bean (4)
5. 8 Ryan Dinning (11)
6. 31 Dave Bailey (10)
7. 17 Rob Disher (18)
8. 8x Steve Perry (15)
9. 08 Derek Martin (14)
10. 1 Chris Dickie (8) DNF
11. k51 Ed McNamara (6) DNF
12. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (2) DNF
13. 51 Phil Nyssen (3) DNF
14. 24k Kyle Magrin (1) DNF
15. 191 Gord Bates (7) DNF 
16. 52 Harry Crumb (16) DNF
17. 33 Colin Court (13) DNF
18. 00 Robbie General (17) DNS
19. 88 Shayne Pierce (19) DNS
20. 55 Mike Thorne (20) DNS

ESSO MINI STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 6 Trevor Goulding (Welland), 2. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 3. 48 Craig Erskine (Brantford), 4. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 5. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 6. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 7. 92 Billy Schwartzenburg (Guelph), 8. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 9. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 10. 6x Mike Sarantakos (Smithville).

HEAT RACE #2
1. 14 Paul Goodale, 2. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 3. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 4. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 5. 40 Jim Swing (Jarvis), 6. 113 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 7. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 8. 58 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 9. 110 Drew Spencer (Oakville) DNF, 10. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton).

ESSO MINI STOCKS 
FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 48 Craig Erskine (8)
2. 6 Trevor Goulding (10)
3. 72 Kevin Hilborn (9)
4. 265 Mike Evers (7)
5. 14 Paul Goodale (3)
6. 113 Mark Thorne (5)
7. 6x Mike Sarantakes (18)
8. 58 Jon Janssens (16)
9. 05 David Goodacre (15)
10. 79 Steve Miller (4)
11. 55 Rob Slater (2)
12. 11 Mike Giberson (6)
13. 10 Jake Brown (14)
14. 92 Billy Schwartzenburg (13)
15. 76 Jamie Goudge (17) 
16. 110 Drew Spencer (19) DNF
17. 02 Mike Taylor (1) DNF
18. 22 Brittani Myers (20) DNF
19. 28 Abel Castelein (11) DNS
20. 40 Jim Swing (12) DNS

BOMBERS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 420 Kyle Andress (Hamilton), 2. 26 Dave Patton (Rockton), 3. 10-4 Trevor Roszell (Waterdown), 4. 83 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 5. 38 John Cote, 6. 388 Craig Dowd (Caledonia), 7. 97 Derek Chechalk (Hamilton), 8. 17 Brittany Gyokery (Jarvis), 9. 777 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 10. 07 Troy Smith, 11. 103 Mark VerHeul.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 2. 10 Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 3. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 4. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 5. 53 Chris Rivers (Cambridge), 6. 99cc Chris Cowell (Caledonia), 7. 1988 Matt Smith (Rockton), 8. 113 Shawn Ireland (Burlington), 9. 13c Corrie Cowell (Delhi), 10. 03 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas).

BOMBERS FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Karl Sault (9)
2. 388 Craig Dowd (12)
3. 88j Jesse McDonald (1)
4. 38 John Cote (5)
5. 26 Dave Patton (4)
6. 13 Kacey Huffman (6)
7. 103 Mark VerHeul (21)
8. 1988 Matt Smith (14)
9. 53 Chris Rivers (11)
10. 113 Shawn Ireland (16)
11. 13c Corrie Cowell (18)
12. 03 Sarah Rutherford (20)
13. 07 Troy Smith (19)
14. 10 Jeremy Hughes (7)
15. 420 Kyle Andress (2) DNF 
16. 777 Rob Twitchett (17) DNF
17. 99cc Chris Cowell (3) DNF
18. 17 Brittany Gyokery (15) DNF
19. 10-4 Trevor Roszell (8) DNF
20. 83 Rodney Rutherford (10) DNF
21. 97 Derek Chechalk (13) DNF

DUNNVILLE AUTO WRECKERS VINTAGE CARS
Modifieds Winner – 27 Doug Fralick (Port Colborne)
Sportsman Winner – 00 Bill Harju (Fisherville)

MINI VAN FIGURE 8 WINNER – 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton)
MINI VAN DEMO DERBY WINNER – 181 Lee Hils (Dundas)

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
AWESOME RACEWEAR and BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL PRESENTS:
“KIDS NIGHT” FEATURING
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, AND BOMBERS
PLUS SOLTRA LAWNMOWERS AND AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
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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