2010 Results, News

CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT OHSWEKEN

By Tommy Goudge (September 3, 2010) – Season Championship night presented by Rochester Americans was wild and unpredictable on Friday at Ohsweken Speedway. Glenn Styres emerged with the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature win, while Dave Dykstra needs only to take a green flag during Nationals weekend to claim the season championship. Larry Czinege, Jr. won his second career ESSO Thunder Stocks feature; while Jamie Cox held on to claim the championship. Steve Hess won his third ESSO Mini Stocks feature of the year, and Trevor Goulding claimed the season title. Jesse McDonald won his first Bomber feature of 2010, while Karl Sault won his second championship. Shawn Ireland won the Bomber “Crack The Whip” race, Brian Page and Bill Harju claimed Vintage Car wins, Zeger Van Thuyl won the ESSO Thunder Stocks Mechanics race, and Adam Reidel got the ESSO Mini Stocks Mechanics race win.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS

Kyle Moffit and Glenn Styres started the twenty-five lap feature on the front row, but the caution flew for Dain Naida spinning wildly in turn one. With the caution waving, the rest of the field did not make it through the second turn before a red flag was needed to stop the race. The incident began as Tom Huppunen spun, collecting Mitchell Brown, Dave Dykstra, Stan Zanchin, Todd Hoddick, and Mike Ling. Zanchin got the worst of the exchange, landing upside down at the exit of turn two requiring the red flag condition. All the drivers emerged uninjured, with only Huppunen and Dykstra able to restart.

Moffit led the first four laps after the restart, but went off track in turn two and tapped the outside wall inflicting enough damage to end his night. Styres assumed the lead and led the rest of the way, but had to survive many restarts along the way as flat tires, crashes, and mechanical issues plagued others in the field. Keith Dempster had one of the harder hits of the night when he contacted the wall in turn one on lap twenty-three. The 2008 champion emerged from his heavily damaged machine gingerly, but uninjured.

As Styres took his second win of the season, Dain Naida came from the back of the pack to take the runner up spot with Tom Huppunen, Jared Zimbardi, and Kyle Patrick rounding out the top five. Heat races for the twenty-three car field were claimed by Jared Zimbardi, Kevin Job, and Tom Huppunen.

Dave Dykstra finished sixth in the feature despite being involved in the crash on the first lap, then changing a flat right rear tire at the midway point putting an exclamation point on his outstanding season.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS

Rob Disher and Chris Dickie started the twenty-five lap feature up front, but the field quickly fanned out as championship contenders Jamie Cox and Billy Bleich searched for a path to the front. Larry Czinege, Jr. was again very fast on Friday, and quickly took over the lead, while Bleich, Ryan Dinning, and others raced in the top five.

Isaac Pellisero spun in turn two to bring out a caution flag on lap ten, and when the race restarted, Rob Disher and Ed McNamara both lost wheels in turn one to bring the caution back out. Bleich knew he had to finish at the front and looked for ways to get there, but Czinege proved too strong out front, while Ryan Dinning slipped by to claim second at the end. Bleich settled for third, followed by Phil Nyssen and Mike Thorne.

Jamie Cox was cruising in the top five and making sure his championship was wrapped up until the last lap when mechanical problems nearly spelled disaster. Cox was able to hold on and finish eighth, good enough to claim his first ever ESSO Thunder Stock title.

Heat races for the twenty-one car field were claimed by Czinege, Lee Winger, and Nyssen.

ESSO MINI STOCKS

Mike Giberson and Kevin Hilborn began the twenty lap feature on the front row, but Steve Miller was able to get out front and dice with Hilborn for the lead in the early going. Miller felt pressure from Abel Castelein and Craig Erskine before Steve Hess eventually became the main challenger and got by for the lead. 

Paul Goodale survived a scary moment when his #14 was sent flipping in turn two. Goodale emerged unhurt, while a handful of cars were sent to the pits for ignoring the red flag.

Hess drove on to his second win in a row, while Erskine, Castelein, Taylor, and Mike Evers rounded out the top five. Heat races for the twenty-two car field were claimed by Hess, Castelein, and Evers. Trevor Goulding finished sixth and wrapped up his first ESSO Mini Stocks championship.

BOMBERS

Brittany Gyokery and Shawn Ireland began the Bomber season championship race on the front row, but Jesse McDonald eventually emerged from the pack to take the lead while Ireland had problems. McDonald got the feature win, followed by Sarah Rutherford, Aaron Turkey, Gyokery, and Matt Smith.

Heat races for the twenty-two car field were claimed by Dave Patton and Shawn Ireland, while John Cote got the B-Main win. 

Karl Sault finished sixth and wrapped up his second consecutive Bomber division championship.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN

Ohsweken Speedway will be idle next Friday, September 10 for the Fall Nationals at Black Rock Speedway, and then back in action for “Fan Appreciation Night” presented by Speedway Variety on Thursday, September 16. The ASCS Patriots vs. Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints Challenge and ESSO Thunder Stocks will be on the card for the first of three race nights which make up the Sixth Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend September 16-18. The first five hundred paid spectators on Fan Appreciation Night will receive a free gift! Gates open at 5:00 on Thursday, September 16 with racing starting at 7:45!

FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDER 2010
ROUND 12 RACE REPORT – SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSOR – ROCHESTER AMERICANS

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS

HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 4 redraw for feature starting spots):

BS&B RADIATOR HEAT RACE #1

1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 2. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 3. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 4. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 5. 7x Mike Ling (Mount Brydges), 6. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley) DNF. No Time.

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL HEAT RACE #2

1. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 2. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 5. 6n Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 6. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 7. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 8. 30g Stevin Goldner (Aylmer) DNS. Time – 1:51.183.

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #3

1. 12c Tom Huppunen (Fenwick), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 3. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 4. 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (Simcoe), 5. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 6. 23 Steve Garry (Dundas), 7. 7p Jim Price (Wainfleet) DNF. Time – 1:51.796.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (2)
2. 6n Dain Naida (14)
3. 12c Tom Huppunen (6)
4. 35 Jared Zimbardi (8)
5. 33k Kyle Patrick (10)
6. 5d Dave Dykstra (11)
7. 14h Jim Huppunen (9)
8. 11 Jamie Turner (7)
9. 71 Travis Cunningham (4)
10. 21x Kevin Job (5)
11. 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (12)
12. 67 Chris Durand (21)
13. 5 Keith Dempster (16) DNF
14. 81 Derek Jonathan (3) DNF
15. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (17) DNF
16. 7 Kyle Moffit (1) DNF
17. 23 Steve Garry (18) DNF
18. 7x Mike Ling (13) DNF
19. 10 Mitchell Brown (15) DNF
20. 94 Stan Zanchin (20) DNF
21. 49 Todd Hoddick (19) DNF
22. 7p Jim Price (23) DNS
23. 30g Stevin Goldner (22) DNS
No Time.

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

HEAT RACE #1

1. 33x Larry Czinege, Jr. (Ridgeway), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 44 Jamie Cox (Cambridge), 4. 17 Rob Disher (Grimsby), 5. 8 Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 6. 00 Robbie General (Ohsweken), 7. 73 Mike Miller (Caledonia) DNF.

HEAT RACE #2

1. 83 Lee Winger (Caledonia), 2. k51 Ed McNamara (Sherkston), 3. 31 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 4. 8x Steve Perry (Hamilton), 5. 39 Isaac Pellisero (St. Ann’s), 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 7. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge).

HEAT RACE #3

1. 51 Phil Nyssen (Burford), 2. 108 Billy Bleich (Port Robinson), 3. 710 Mike Dooley (St. Catharines), 4. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 5. 08 Derek Martin (Hamilton), 6. 293 Doug Crawford, 7. 191 Gord Bates (Selkirk).

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
FEATURE (25 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 33x Larry Czinege, Jr. (14)
2. 8 Ryan Dinning (5)
3. 108 Billy Bleich (10)
4. 51 Phil Nyssen (21)
5. 55 Mike Thorne (8)
6. 710 Mike Dooley (13)
7. 8x Steve Perry (12)
8. 44 Jamie Cox (11)
9. 83 Lee Winger (9)
10. 1 Chris Dickie (2)
11. 73 Mike Miller (19)
12. 23 Trevor DeBoer (16)
13. 08 Derek Martin (6) DNF
14. 00 Robbie General (15) DNF
15. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (18) DNF
16. 17 Rob Disher (1) DNF
17. k51 Ed McNamara (3) DNF
18. 31 Dave Bailey (4) DNF
19. 39 Isaac Pellisero (7) DNF
20. 293 Doug Crawford (17) DNF
21. 191 Gord Bates (20) DNS

ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
MECHANICS RACE (5 laps)

1. 8 Zeger Van Thuyl
2. 55 Jeff Shields
3. 23 Team 23
4. 8x Don Day
5. 00 
6. 08 Tyler Martin
7. 108 Matt Rudd
8. 1

ESSO MINI STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)

HEAT RACE #1

1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 14 Paul Goodale (Brantford), 3. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 4. 48 Craig Erskine (Brantford), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 6. 6x Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), 7. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 8. 44 Dale Cooke DNF.

HEAT RACE #2

1. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 72 Kevin Hilborn (Brantford), 3. 6 Trevor Goulding (Welland), 4. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 5. 86 Rick Emberson (Paris), 6. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 7. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #3

1. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 2. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 3. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 4. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 5. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 6. 113 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (London) DNF.

ESSO MINI STOCKS
FEATURE (25 laps)

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

ESSO MINI STOCKS
MECHANICS RACE (5 laps)

1. 02 Adam Reidel
2. 6x Hank Takis
3. 28 Kyle Beatty
4. 77x Jeff Hill
5. 113 John Sargeant
6. 84rk Kevin Beagle
7. 99 Mike Goneau
8. 72 Derek Hilborn
9. 22 Tim Hicks
10. 86 Ian Emberson DNF

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

HEAT RACE #1

1. 26 Dave Patton (Rockton), 2. 99cc Chris Cowell (Caledonia), 3. 420 Kyle Andress (Hamilton), 4. 17 Brittany Gyokery (Jarvis), 5. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer, 7. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 8. 9 Rodney Rutherford (Waterdown), 9. 10-4 Trevor Roszell (Waterdown), 10. 14 Gord Hardy (Cambridge) DNF, 11. 97 Derek Chechalk (Hamilton) DNF.

HEAT RACE #2

1. 113 Shawn Ireland (Burlington), 2. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 3. 10 Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 03 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 5. 1988 Matt Smith (Rockton), 6. 199 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 7. 13c Corrie Cowell (Delhi), 8. 31 Steve Hils (Dundas), 9. 777 Rob Twitchett (Cambridge), 10. 83 Matt Jansen (Dundas) DNF, 11 38 John Cote (Hamilton) DNF.

B-MAIN (Top 4 finishers transfer to A-Feature)

1. 38 John Cote, 2. 9 Rodney Rutherford, 3. 31 Steven Hils, 4. 13 Kacey Huffman, 5. 13c Corrie Cowell, 6. 777 Rob Twitchett, 7. 97 Derek Chechalk, 8. 10-4 Trevor Roszell DQ, 9. 14 Gord Hardy DNS, 10. 83 Matt Jansen DNS.

BOMBERS
FEATURE (12 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 88j Jesse McDonald (9)
2. 03 Sarah Rutherford (5)
3. 199 Aaron Turkey (3)
4. 17 Brittany Gyokery (1)
5. 1988 Matt Smith (7)
6. 81 Karl Sault (10)
7. 13 Kacey Huffman (16)
8. 23 Dusty DeBoer (8)
9. 38 John Cote (13)
10. 31 Steven Hils (15)
11. 99cc Chris Cowell (6)
12. 10 Jeremy Hughes (12)
13. 420 Kyle Andress (4) DNF
14. 26 Dave Patton (11) DNF
15. 9 Rodney Rutherford (14) DNF
16. 113 Shawn Ireland (2) DNF.

BOMBERS
CRACK THE WHIP (10 laps)

Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 113 Shawn Ireland (1)
2. 88j Jesse McDonald (6)
3. 13 Kacey Huffman (7)
4. 81 Karl Sault (10)
5. 03 Sarah Rutherford (5)
6. 38 John Cote (8)
7. 1988 Matt Smith (3)
8. 10 Jeremy Hughes (9)
9. 99cc Chris Cowell (4)
10. 420 Kyle Andress (2)

VINTAGE CARS
HEAT RACE (8 laps)

1. 99 Dave Szarchuk, 2. 62 Al Harju (Cayuga), 3. 00 Bill Harju (Fisherville), 4. 43 Brian Page (Ridgeway), 5. 9 Jamie Swain, 6. 27 Doug Fralick (Port Colborne), 7. 16 Daryl Bray (Rainham Centre), 8. 6 Lowry Siemens (Dunnville), 9. 4 Chic Voit (Kenmore, NY), 10. 400 Jim Atkinson (Smithville).

VINTAGE CARS
FEATURE (10 laps)

1. 43 Brian Page (3)
2. 99 Dave Szarchuk (5)
3. 27 Doug Fralick (4)
4. 62 Al Harju (2)
5. 9 Jamie Swain (6)
6. 6 Lowry Siemens (1)
7. 00 Bill Harju (10)
8. 78 Pat Sonnenburg (11)
9. 4 Chic Voit (9)
10. 16 Daryl Bray (7)
11. 400 Jim Atkinson (8)

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
SPEEDWAY VARIETY PRESENTS:
“FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” FEATURING
ASCS PATRIOTS VS. CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS CHALLENGE,
PLUS ESSO THUNDER STOCKS
ADULTS $15, SENIORS AND STUDENTS $10, KIDS AGES 6-12 $5, KIDS AGE 5 AND UNDER FREE!
SPECTATOR GATES OPEN @ 5:00 P.M., RACING @ 7:45 P.M. 

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