2010 Results, News

KYLE MOFFIT SCORES WIN #2 AT OHSWEKEN TAKING THE CANADIAN NATIONALS “OHSWEKEN SHOOTOUT” QUALIFIER

By Tommy Goudge (August 27, 2010) – One hundred twenty racing machines filled Ohsweken Speedway’s pit area for the eleventh round of Friday Night Thunder this week. Kyle Moffit claimed his second Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature win of the season on HRW Automotive “Goodbye to Summer” night. With the win, Moffit will be the Corr/Pak representative in the “Village Pizza Ohsweken Shootout” which opens up the “Night Before The Nationals” show on Friday, September 17. Travis Cunningham, who finished 2nd will be the other Corr/Pak representative in the 10 lap affair, which pits the best from the five affiliate sanctioning bodies in a head to head battle.

Derek Moore won the Mod-Lite Stars Championship Tour North feature, Jamie Cox got his third ESSO Thunder Stocks win of the last four weeks, Steve Hess won his second ESSO Mini Stocks feature of the season, Jeremy Hughes got another Bomber win, and Karl Sault and Rodney Rutherford teamed up to win the Blindfold race.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS

Mike Ling and Jamie Turner started on the front row for the twenty lap Sprint Car feature, and Ling quickly opened a lead. Kyle Moffit had a fresh power plant under the hood on Friday night and used it to move from eighth to second in the first four laps. Ling continued to lead as the race reached the halfway point, but Moffit was gaining each lap. 

The pair raced through heavy traffic and traded the lead back and forth three times between laps thirteen and fifteen. Ling went to the bottom groove in turn one on lap sixteen in another bid to get the lead back, and hit a rut which sent him up the track and into the lapped machine of James Evans. Evans flipped wildly, while Ling came to a stop with damaged suspension. Ling climbed from his machine uninjured, while Evans was transported to hospital for evaluation.

The green flag came out for a five lap dash to the finish, and Moffit drove away from the field to claim his second win of the season by over four and a half seconds. The end of the race was not without drama though, as the left sideboard on Moffit’s wing started coming apart. Travis Cunningham held on for second despite a broken front wing, while Tom Huppunen finished third, Dave Dykstra fourth, and Kevin Job fifth.

“The wing didn’t really fold back enough to really make a big difference,” said Moffit in Engine Pro Racing victory lane. “I saw that it was kind of pulling away. It got hit with a piece of mud or something earlier in the race. We needed (this win). We needed our luck to turn around and I guess it did. We just picked this motor up yesterday. It’s good to have a fresh motor for the Nationals.”

Heat races for the thirty car field were claimed by Stan Zanchin, Dain Naida, Tom Huppunen, and Kyle Patrick, while Derek Jonathan won the B-Main.

MOD-LITE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH

Front row starters Derek Moore and Josh Sliter traded the lead back and forth in the early going of the Mod-Lite feature. Sliter led the first lap, but the two raced wheel to wheel for much of the first half of the race. Moore officially led laps two and three before Sliter got by again to lead until lap eight. Paul Klager started at the tail and was looking to go undefeated at Ohsweken in 2010. Klager was on the move and up to fifth by the time lap five was in the books. 

Moore had the lead at the halfway point in the twenty lap affair, while Sliter was battling mechanical problems but still holding onto second, Klager was close behind. Klager got around Sliter, but couldn’t catch Moore, while Sliter fell out of the running. Moore held on for the win by two tenths of a second, his second in Mod-Lite action and first at Ohsweken. Klager settled for second, followed by Dan Kviring, Randy Hollingshead, and Shawn Sliter.

“I was looking at the board,” said Moore afterwards. “I saw (Klager) coming through. I started getting a little nervous there at the end. Paul’s a hard runner, and he’s been around for a long time. He definitely tested me tonight. I love this place. Ever since I ran hot laps here I said this was my track, and here we go.”

Heat races for the seventeen car field went to Derek Moore and Josh Sliter.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS

Phil Nyssen and Colin Court paced the ESSO Thunder Stocks to begin their twenty lap feature, and the pair raced hard for the lead until Court lost his left rear wheel in turn four. Court managed to take his machine to the pit area and the race remained under green with the rookie Nyssen out front while Lee Winger and Ryan Dinning gave chase.

The first of two caution flags flew on lap eight for Brad Herron who spun in turn three. Nyssen continued to hold the lead as the race went back to green, but points leader Jamie Cox, recent winner Larry Czinege, Jr., Billy Bleich, and others were starting to move up.

Cox caught Nyssen on lap sixteen and went to the bottom in turn one, while Nyssen spun to a stop in turn two to bring out the caution. Cox held on for the win while Czinege, Jr. settled for second followed by Winger, Bleich, and Devin Habiuk.

“I’m not going to lie to anybody,” said Cox in victory lane. “When I saw that rain on Saturday night I was praying, because I knew the track would be really tacky. I don’t know why, but this car just seems to come alive when it gets tacky like this.”

Cox extended his lead over Billy Bleich in the ESSO Thunder Stocks standings with the feature win, but he says next week’s Season Championship will decide things.

“It’s all going to come down to the last night. I mean Billy is an amazing driver. In fact I wish when I was his age I had half his skill. I’m pretty concerned it’s going to come down to the last race. I just hope that it’s a really close one for the fans.”

Heat races for the twenty-three car field went to Dinning, Winger, and Mike Thorne.

ESSO MINI STOCKS

Robin Elliott and Rob Slater led the ESSO Mini Stock feature field to the green flag, and Elliott got the early lead while mayhem ensued behind. Jim Swing got the worst of the exchange after making contact with the backstretch wall and damaging the right front of his machine. Craig Erskine also spun out in turn two at the same time.

The race went back green with one lap in the books, and Steve Hess wasted no time getting to the front. Hess led the rest of the way to claim his second feature win of the season, but things got interesting near the end when Hess nearly tangled with a slower car. Abel Castelein settled for second followed by Mike Evers, Mike Taylor, and Trevor Goulding.

“You just gotta try the inside or outside and hold on,” said Hess of making it through the early carnage.

Heat races for the twenty-four cars in attendance went to Paul Goodale, Mike Evers, and Steve Hess.

BOMBERS

Corrie Cowell, Dave Patton, and Jesse McDonald were going at it for the lead in the Bomber feature, but it was Jeremy Hughes who ended up in victory lane. Hughes took advantage when the leaders tangled and drove away to get the win. Matt Jansen finished second followed by Patton, Karl Sault, and McDonald.

Heat races for the twenty-one car field were claimed by Patton and Hughes, while John Cote won the B-Main.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN

Rochester Americans present “Season Championship” night next Friday, September 3. Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers are all part of round twelve of Friday Night Thunder, plus Vintage Cars, Kids Box Car Races, and Mechanics races for Mini Stocks and Thunder Stocks. One lucky fan will also walk away with a pair of Reserved seat tickets (Friday and Saturday) along with admission to Thursday nights ASCS Patriot vs CORR/Pak Sprint car Challenge for the 6th running of the “Canadian Sprint Car Nationals” September 16, 17, and 18. Gates open at 6:00 with racing starting at 7:45! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel the Excitement!

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2010
ROUND 11 RACE REPORT – AUGUST 27, 2010
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – HRW AUTOMOTIVE

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS

HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 3 redraw for feature starting spots, top 4 transfer to A-Feature):

BS&B RADIATOR HEAT RACE #1

1. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 2. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 49t Gregg Dalman (), 4. 90 James Evans (Beamsville), 5. 23 Steve Garry (Dundas), 6. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams). Time – 1:53.684.

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL HEAT RACE #2

1. 77x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 4. 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls), 5. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 7. 7a Al Blanchard (Welland), 8. 45x Doug Banks (Inverary). Time – 1:49.654.

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #3

1. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 3. 7x Mike Ling (Mount Brydges), 4. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 5. 7p Jim Price (Wainfleet), 6. 66 Frank Baranowski (Mount Hope), 7. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley). Time – 1:49.628.

AWESOME RACEWEAR PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4

1. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 3. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 6. 30g Stevin Goldner (Aylmer), 7. 1a John Riegling (Chatham). Time – 1:47.552.

B-MAIN (10 laps – Top 4 transfer to A-Feature)

1. 81 Derek Jonathan, 2. 14h Jim Huppunen, 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, 4. 30 Adam West, 5. 23 Steve Garry, 6. 10 Mitchell Brown, 7. 7p Jim Price, 8. 30g Stevin Goldner, 9. 31 John Burbridge, Jr., 10. 67 Chris Durand, 11. 45x Doug Banks, 12. 7a Al Blanchard DNF, 13. 66 Frank Baranowski DNF, 14. 1a John Riegling DNF. No Time.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (20 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 7 Kyle Moffit (8)
2. 71 Travis Cunningham (4)
3. 12c Tom Huppunen (9)
4. 5d Dave Dykstra (5)
5. 21x Kevin Job (7)
6. 33k Kyle Patrick (6)
7. 49t Gregg Dalman (10)
8. 11 Jamie Turner (2)
9. 77x Dain Naida (11)
10. 35 Jared Zimbardi (12)
11. 5 Keith Dempster (16)
12. 14h Jim Huppunen (18)
13. 49 Todd Hoddick (19)
14. 81 Derek Jonathan (17)
15. 5m Brad Malloy (14)
16. 30 Adam West (20)
17. 7x Mike Ling (1) DNF
18. 90 James Evans (13) DNF
19. 94 Stan Zanchin (3) DNF
20. 0 Glenn Styres (15) DNF
No Time.

MOD-LITE STARS

CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 91 Derek Moore (Welland), 2. 76 Dan Kviring (Brantford), 3. 77 Randy Hollingshead (Stoney Creek), 4. 67 Rick Brubacher (St. Clements), 5. 4 Blair Young (Niagara Falls), 6. 80w Mike Westwood (Milton), 7. 14b Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 8. 116 Bob Bredin (Niagara Falls), 9. 1 Paul Klager (Beamsville). No Time.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 17 Josh Sliter (Ridgeway), 2. 82 Mark Brighton (Ariss), 3. 33 Korey Howe (St. Catharines), 4. 14 Kellie Mason (Virgil), 5. 27 Ray Sliter, Jr. (Ridgeway), 6. 19 Jason Corless (Bolton), 7. 31 Scott Billing (Waterloo), 8. 37 Wally Billing (Elmira). Time – 2:32.912.

MOD-LITE STARS
CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR NORTH

A-FEATURE (20 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 91 Derek Moore (1)
2. 1 Paul Klager (17)
3. 76 Dan Kviring (3)
4. 77 Randy Hollingshead (5)
5. 14b Shawn Sliter (13)
6. 67 Rick Brubacher (7)
7. 27 Ray Sliter, Jr. (10)
8. 82 Mark Brighton (4)
9. 19 Jason Corless (12)
10. 4 Blair Young (9)
11. 33 Korey Howe (6)
12. 31 Scott Billing (14)
13. 37 Wally Billing (16)
14. 116 Bob Bredin (15)
15. 17 Josh Sliter (2) DNF
16. 14 Kellie Mason (8) DNF
17. 80w Mike Westwood (11) DNF
No Time.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 33x Larry Czinege, Jr. (Ridgeway), 3. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 4. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 5. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 6. 40 Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 7. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 8. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby).

HEAT RACE #2

1. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. 12 Brad Herron (Brantford), 3. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 4. 33 Colin Court (Jerseyville), 5. 51 Phil Nyssen (Burford) DNF, 6. 39 Isaac Pellisero (St. Ann’s) DNF, 7. k51 Ed McNamara (Sherkston).

HEAT RACE #3

1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 73 Mike Miller (Caledonia), 3. 5h Devin Habiuk (Thorold), 4. 8x Steve Perry (Hamilton), 5. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 6. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 7. 191 Gord Bates (Selkirk), 8. 293 Doug Crawford.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
FEATURE (20 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 44 Jamie Cox (11)
2. 33x Larry Czinege, Jr. (13)
3. 83 Lee Winger (7)
4. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (9)
5. 5h Devin Habiuk (5)
6. 55 Mike Thorne (8)
7. 8 Ryan Dinning (6)
8. 31 Dave Bailey (10)
9. 8x Steve Perry (12)
10. 17 Rob Disher (20)
11. 12 Brad Herron (14)
12. 73 Mike Miller (3)
13. 1 Chris Dickie (4)
14. 51 Phil Nyssen (1)
15. 39 Isaac Pellisero (21)
16. 191 Gord Bates (18)
17. 00 Robbie General (23)
18. k51 Ed McNamara (22) DNF
19. 23 Trevor DeBoer (15) DNF
20. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (17) DNF
21. 293 Doug Crawford (19) DNF
22. 33 Colin Court (2) DNF
23. 40 Terry Osmond (16) DNF.

ESSO MINI STOCKS

HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

HEAT RACE #1

1. 14 Paul Goodale (Brantford), 2. 48 Craig Erskine (Brantford), 3. 6 Trevor Goulding (Welland), 4. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 5. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 6. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 7. 44 Dale Cooke, 8. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #2

1. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 2. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 3. 40 Jim Swing (Jarvis), 4. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 6. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 8. 43 Sarah Miskiewicz (Dundas).

HEAT RACE #3

1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 3. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 4. 113 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 5. 5 Rick Robinson (Brantford), 6. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington) DNF, 7. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford) DNF, 8. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken) DNS.

ESSO MINI STOCKS

FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 777x Steve Hess (15)
2. 28 Abel Castelein (17)
3. 265 Mike Evers (14)
4. 02 Mike Taylor (10)
5. 6 Trevor Goulding (16)
6. 48 Craig Erskine (8)
7. 79 Steve Miller (5)
8. 14 Paul Goodale (13)
9. 10 Jake Brown (9)
10. 99 Robin Elliott (3)
11. 55 Rob Slater (2)
12. 44 Dale Cooke (19)
13. 43 Sarah Miskiewicz (22)
14. 5 Rick Robinson (18)
15. 05 Dave Goodacre (4)
16. 113 Mark Thorne (7)
17. 84rk Ryan Beagle (6)
18. 77x Ethan Martin (24)
19. 76 Jamie Goudge (20)
20. 22 Brittani Myers (21) DNF
21. 72 Kevin Hilborn (23) DNF
22. 86 Rick Emberson (11) DNF
23. 40 Jim Swing (12) DNF
24. 11 Mike Giberson (1) DNF

BOMBERS

HEAT RACES (6 laps each – Top 6 transfer to A-Feature)

HEAT RACE #1

1. 26 Dave Patton (Rockton), 2. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 3. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 4. 14 Gord Hardy (Cambridge), 5. 181 Lee Hils (Dundas), 6. 420 Kyle Andress (Hamilton), 7. 38 John Cote (Hamilton), 8. 199 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 9. 03 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 10. 17 Brittany Gyokery (Jarvis), 11. 53 Chris Rivers (Cambridge) DNS.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 10 Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 2. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 3. 13c Corrie Cowell (Delhi), 4. 113 Shawn Ireland (Burlington), 5. 777 Rob Twitchett (Cambridge), 6. 83 Matt Jansen (Dundas), 7. 23 Dusty DeBoer, 8. 97 Derek Chechalk (Hamilton), 9. 1988 Matt Smith (Rockton), 10. 99cc Chris Cowell (Caledonia).

B-MAIN (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Feature
1. 38 John Cote, 2. 23 Dusty DeBoer, 3. 97 Derek Chechalk, 4. 1988 Matt Smith, 5. 17 Brittany Gyokery, 6. 03 Sarah Rutherford, 7. 99cc Chris Cowell DNF, 8. 199 Aaron Turkey DNF, 9. 53 Chris Rivers DNS.

BOMBERS
FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Jeremy Hughes (10)
2. 83 Matt Jansen (11)
3. 26 Dave Patton (9)
4. 81 Karl Sault (8)
5. 88j Jesse McDonald (7)
6. 13c Corrie Cowell (5)
7. 181 Lee Hils (12)
8. 23 Dusty DeBoer (14)
9. 13 Kacey Huffman (5)
10. 1988 Matt Smith (16)
11. 777 Rob Twitchett (6)
12. 14 Gord Hardy (1)
13. 113 Shawn Ireland (3)
14. 38 John Cote (13)
15. 420 Kyle Andress (4) DNF
16. 97 Derek Chechalk (15) DNF

BLINDFOLD RACE WINNERS – 81 Karl Sault/Rodney Rutherford

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
ROCHESTER AMERICANS PRESENT:
“SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP” FEATURING
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS,
ESSO THUNDER STOCKS, ESSO MINI-STOCKS, AND BOMBERS
PLUS VINTAGE CARS, KIDS BOX CAR RACES, AND MECHANICS 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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