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STYRES AND DAGGETT TAKE “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS” WINS AT OHSWEKEN

by Tommy Goudge (September 17, 2010) – Glenn Styres and Dustin Daggett gained guaranteed starting spots in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals by winning Friday’s “Night Before the Nationals” Twin 15’s at Ohsweken Speedway. Jessica Zemken was fast all night and won both the Village Pizza Ohsweken Shootout, and the Dave McLeod Memorial Mr. Sprint Car Challenge. Abel Castelein got the final ESSO Mini Stock feature win of the year, while Jake Brown won the Mini Stock “Crack The Whip”, and Dave Patton got the Bomber feature win.

“NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS” SPRINT CARS
Gregg Dalman and Glenn Styres began the first 15 lap feature on the front row, and Styres took the early lead with fourth starter Darren Long giving chase. Ohio driver Caleb Griffith caught the attention of many in the early going, moving up from 11th to 7th in the first four laps. Griffith’s evening came to an end on lap seven though, with engine problems bringing him to a stop in turn three to bring out a yellow flag. Mike Stelter also had mechanical problems and took his machine to the pits.

Styres led on the restart while Long tried to get by, but the hometown Ohsweken driver was too strong and drove away. Jessica Zemken got clear of her race-long battle for third with Tim Kelly and then around Long into second on the last lap, but couldn’t catch Styres who won by 1.617 seconds. Zemken settled for second, followed by Long, Kelly, and Michael Parent.

A jubilant Styres talked about his win afterwards.

“The car was so amazing,” said Styres in Engine Pro Victory Lane. “He (Darren) would have had to take me out to pass me. I’ve just got to thank my brother, my family, my wife…everybody. We couldn’t do this without you guys, and the fans in the stands. We couldn’t do it without the racers. They travel a lot of time to get here, they’ve spent a lot of money, and they support us a hundred percent. Thank you all!”

The second of the 15 lap features found ’09 Nationals champ on the pole, with Dustin Daggett on the outside. Daggett took the early lead and kept it for the entire race, which went green to checkered in just over three and a half minutes.

Bubba Broderick dropped out of the race on lap six with a blown engine, but the race was otherwise trouble-free. Stewart was never far behind Daggett, but saw any chance of catching him evaporate when Daggett made a daring move through slower traffic to seal the win. Stewart settled for second, followed by Jason Barney, Steve Poirier, and Kyle Moffit.

“That was pretty cool!” said Daggett afterwards. “The track is perfect tonight – I hope it’s like this tomorrow. We hustled and got the rear end changed after that heat race. The rear end blew out on us with two laps to go in that heat.”

Styres and Daggett each earned guaranteed starting spots in Saturday night’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature with their Twin 15 feature wins Friday night.

Jason Solwold, Jessica Zemken, Jason Barney, Justin Barger, Darren Long, and Dustin Daggett claimed heat race wins. Jessica Zemken won both the Village Pizza Ohsweken Shootout, and the Dave McLeod Memorial “Mr. Sprint Car Challenge”.

Bryan Howland’s bad luck on Nationals weekend continued on Friday. The ASCS Patriot region champ had a nasty wreck in turn four after his right rear wheel broke while leading the Shootout race. Howland ended up on top of the wall, and climbed gingerly from his machine with pain in both his shoulder and leg.

A total of 60 Sprint Cars competed in the Night Before the Nationals event, with more expected for Saturday’s sixth annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

ESSO MINI STOCKS
Mike Taylor and Mike Sarantakes started the final Mini Stock race of the season on the front row, and went at it for the lead with Abel Castelein also getting into the action. Castelein soon took over the lead, while Taylor fell in line behind and tried to keep up.

Castelein was too strong though, and got the feature win while Taylor settled for second. Craig Erskine, Trevor Goulding, and Steve Hess finished up the top five.

“I even hit the wall!” said Abel in victory lane. “That was quite the ride. I thought I wrecked it when I hit the wall, but didn’t feel any tires go down and I got a caution right away so I could check it. This is one of the motors I broke earlier this year. I got it together for tonight, and I think it’s going to work good next year.”

Heat races for the 23 car field went to Taylor, Castelein, and Hess, while Jake Brown picked up the win in the Crack The Whip race.

BOMBERS
Dave Patton started on the pole and drove away from the rest of the field in the Bomber feature. Sarah Rutherford gave chase and looked strong until mechanical problems put her on the sidelines.

Patton negotiated heavy traffic to get the win, followed by Karl Sault, Aaron Turkey, Lee Hils, and Brittany Gyokery. Heat races for the 18 Bombers in attendance went to Karl Sault and Shawn Ireland.

NEXT UP AT OHSWEKEN
Arrow Express presents the 6th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 18. Spectator Gates open at 5:00 p.m., with racing starting at 7:45! Check www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

“NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS”
RACE REPORT – SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO
EVENT SPONSORS:
VILLAGE PIZZA, SIT N’ BULL CONSTRUCTION, AND VILLAGE CAFE

“NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS” SPRINT CARS

VILLAGE PIZZA OHSWEKEN SHOOTOUT (10 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 14 Jessica Zemken (3)
2. 28fm Steve Poirier (8)
3. 2m Dustin Daggett (7)
4. 22d Dennis Yoakam (5)
5. 49t Gregg Dalman (11)
6. 84 Tyler Rand (2)
7. 7 Kyle Moffit (12)
8. 30 Adam West (4)
9. 11x Tim Allison (9)
10. 51 Bryan Howland (1)
11. 71 Travis Cunningham (6)
12. 5b Bubba Broderick (10)

HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 2 in each redraw for feature starting spots, top 5 transfer to A-Feature):

HEAT RACE #1
1. 39c Jason Solwold (Burlington, WA), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, NY), 5. 36 Mike Stelter (Ontario, NY), 6. 10 Mitchell Brown (Brantford), 7. 45x Doug Banks (Inverary), 8. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 9. 71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby), 10. 52L Daniel Lampron (Saint-Hubert, QC) DNS. Time – 1:52.429.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 87 Jason Barney (Constantia, NY), 2. 5b Bubba Broderick (Brookfield, CT), 3. 22d Dennis Yoakam (Lima, OH), 4. 12m Caleb Griffith (Castalia, OH), 5. 21x Kevin Job (Campbellville), 6. 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (Simcoe), 7. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 8. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 9. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 10. 9jr Tim Zack (Welland). Time – 1:57.089.

HEAT RACE #3
1. 14 Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 2. 12 Tim Kelly (Rock Stream, NY), 3. 25 Michael Parent (Granby, QC), 4. 21k Lou Kennedy, Jr. (Winnipeg, MB), 5. 6 Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 6. 6n Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 7. f37 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY), 8. 80 Chris Steele (Vineland), 9. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre) DNF, 10. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville) DNF. No Time.

HEAT RACE #4
1. 32 Justin Barger (Montrose, NY), 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 3. 20k Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, MB), 4. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 5. 7x Mike Ling (Mount Brydges), 6. 5m Brad Malloy (Niagara Falls), 7. 77x Randy Hannagan (San Jose, CA), 8. 13 Kevin Ward (Port Leyden, NY), 9. 11x Tim Allison (Cridersville, OH), 10. 51 Bryan Howland (Auburn, NY) DNS. No Time.

HEAT RACE #5
1. 3g Darren Long (Elida, OH), 2. 49t Gregg Dalman (Bellvue, MI), 3. 7 Kyle Moffit (South Dayton, NY), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (Fenwick), 6. 84 Tyler Rand (Consecon), 7. 2 Ross Vleck (Rochester, NY), 8. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 9. 10 Bob Crawford (Sutton), 10. 151kb Brian McDonald (Cornwall) DNF. Time – 1:56.883.

HEAT RACE #6
1. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI), 2. 3gx Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca, NY), 4. 24k Devin Caron (Cornwall), 5. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville), 6. 38 Brad Knab (Arcade, NY), 7. 7a Al Blanchard (Welland), 8. 30g Stevin Goldner (Aylmer), 9. 7p Jim Price (Wainfleet), 10. 3 Wayne Ashton (Kitchener) DNF. Time – 1:55.207.

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL MR. SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE (1 on 1 Match Races):
FIRST ROUND (1 lap each):
A – 22d Dennis Yoakam def. 32 Justin Barger
C – 21x Kevin Job def. 39c Jason Solwold
E – 14 Jessica Zemken def. 12 Tim Kelly
G – 6n Dain Naida def. 84 Tyler Rand
B – 28fm Steve Poirier def. 5d Dave Dykstra
D – 11x Tim Allison def. 30 Adam West
F – 35 Jared Zimbardi def. 49t Gregg Dalman
H – 20k Thomas Kennedy def. 2m Dustin Daggett

QUARTER FINALS (1 lap each):
I – 21x Kevin Job def. 22d Dennis Yoakam
K – 14 Jessica Zemken def. 6n Dain Naida
J – 28fm Steve Poirier def. 11x Tm Allison
L – 20k Thomas Kennedy def. 35 Jarex Zimbardi

SEMI-FINALS (1 lap each):
M – 14 Jessica Zemken def. 21x Kevin Job
N – 28fm Steve Poirier def 20k Thomas Kennedy

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL MR. SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE FINAL (2 laps):
14 Jessica Zemken def. 28fm Steve Poirier

VILLAGE CAFE
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (2)
2. 14 Jessica Zemken (3)
3. 3g Darren Long (4)
4. 12 Tim Kelly (6)
5. 25 Michael Parent (9)
6. 39c Jason Solwold (5)
7. 49t Gregg Dalman (1)
8. 5d Dave Dykstra (7)
9. 6 Kyle Patrick (15)
10. 22d Dennis Yoakam (8)
11. 21k Lou Kennedy, Jr. (12)
12. 21x Kevin Job (14) DNF
13. 12m Caleb Griffith (11) DNF
14. 36 Mike Stelter (13) DNF
15. 10c Jeff Cook (10) DNF
No Time.

SIT N’ BULL
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2m Dustin Daggett (2)
2. 3gx Shane Stewart (1)
3. 87 Jason Barney (4)
4. 28fm Steve Poirier (5)
5. 7 Kyle Moffit (8)
6. 35 Jared Zimbardi (9)
7. 32 Justin Barger (6)
8. 14h Jim Huppunen (14)
9. 5 Keith Dempster (11)
10. 7x Mike Ling (13)
11. 30 Adam West (10)
12. 20k Thomas Kennedy (7)
13. 24k Devin Caron (12)
14. 15aw April Wilson (15)
15. 5b Bubba Broderick (3)
Time – 3:41.210. NEW TRACK RECORD

ESSO MINI STOCKS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each – Top 5 in each redraw for feature starting positions)

HEAT RACE #1
1. 02 Mike Taylor (Burlington), 2. 10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 3. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 4. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 5. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 6. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 7. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 8. 55 Kyle Beatty.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 28 Abel Castelein (Cayuga), 2. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 3. 9 Mike G, 4. 00 Terry Watts (Hamilton), 5. 77x Ethan Martin (Ohsweken), 6. 37 Rob Twitchett (Cambridge), 7. 49 Terry Woodley (Barrie) DNF, 8. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock) DNF.

HEAT RACE #3
1. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 6 Trevor Goulding (Welland), 3. 48 Craig Erskine (Brantford), 4. 44 Dale Cooke, 5. 6x Mike Sarantakes (Smithville), 6. 113 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria) DNF.

ESSO MINI STOCKS
FEATURE (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 28 Abel Castelein (3)
2. 02 Mike Taylor (1)
3. 48 Craig Erskine (11)
4. 6 Trevor Goulding (14)
5. 777x Steve Hess (8)
6. 10 Jake Brown (13)
7. 44 Dale Cooke (4)
8. 6x Mike Sarantakes (2)
9. 05 Dave Goodacre (16)
10. 76 Jamie Goudge (12)
11. 22 Brittani Myers (19)
12. 113 Mark Thorne (18)
13. 37 Rob Twitchett (17)
14. 84rk Ryan Beagle (23)
15. 9 Mike G (15) DNF
16. 55 Kyle Beatty (20) DNF
17. 77x Ethan Martin (9) DNF
18. 00 Terry Watts (5) DNF
19. 11 Mike Giberson (6) DNF
20. 79 Steve Miller (7) DNF
21. 49 Terry Woodley (21) DNF
22. 99 Robin Elliott (22) DNF
23. 265 Mike Evers (10) DNS

ESSO MINI STOCKS
CRACK THE WHIP (10 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Jake Brown (3)
2. 6 Trevor Goulding (10)
3. 11 Mike Giberson (1)
4. 265 Mike Evers (7)
5. 02 Mike Taylor (6)
6. 48 Craig Erskine (8)
7. 79 Steve Miller (4)
8. 113 Mark Thorne (2)
9. 28 Abel Castelein (5)
10. 777x Steve Hess (9)

BOMBERS
HEAT RACES (8 laps each)
HEAT RACE #1
1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 2. 03 Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 3. 26 Dave Patton (Rockton), 4. 199 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 5. 99cc Chris Cowell (Caledonia), 6. 17 Brittany Gyokery (Jarvis), 7. 88j Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 8. 777 Logan Martin, 9. 75 DNF.

HEAT RACE #2
1. 113 Shawn Ireland (Burlington), 2. 38 John Cote (Hamilton), 3. 14 Gord Hardy (Cambridge), 4. 13 Kacey Huffman (Hamilton), 5. 23 Dusty DeBoer, 6. 97 Derek Chechalk (Hamilton), 7. 13c Corrie Cowell (Delhi), 8. 181 Lee Hils (Dundas), 9. 420 Kyle Andress (Hamilton) DNF.

BOMBERS
FEATURE (12 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 26 Dave Patton (1)
2. 81 Karl Sault (5)
3. 199 Aaron Turkey (7)
4. 181 Lee Hils (16)
5. 17 Brittany Gyokery (11)
6. 97 Derek Chechalk (12)
7. 23 Dusty DeBoer (10)
8. 99cc Chris Cowell (9)
9. 14 Gord Hardy (2)
10. 13c Corrie Cowell (14)
11. 88j Jesse McDonald (13)
12. 777 Logan Martin (15)
13. 38 John Cote (4) DNF
14. 03 Sarah Rutherford (3) DNF
15. 75 (17) DNF
16. 113 Shawn Ireland (6) DNF
17. 420 Kyle Andress (18) DNS
18. 13 Kacey Huffman (8) DQ

UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
ARROW EXPRESS PRESENTS:
6TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS,
PLUS VINTAGE CARS
ADULTS $35, KIDS AGE 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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