Hansen, Dryden, Bailey, and Rutherford Win On Renway Energy Night at Ohsweken

By Brent Otchere

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 5, 2022) – Renway Energy presented KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation Night and Christmas in August on Friday night; Josh Hansen, Darren Dryden, Dave Bailey, and Rutherford win in their respective divisions.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Cory Turner and Nick Sheridan started on the front row to begin the 20 lap 360 Sprint Car A-Main. Sheridan gained a huge lead in the first few laps as the pole sitter while Cory Turner began to be consumed by the pack. Josh Hansen, Sheridan’s rival in recent weeks, caught up and passed Sheridan for the lead. Things got really exciting when a caution came out with ten laps left to go, allowing Sheridan to try to regain the lead from Hansen. Fans had their eyes on these two for the restart, as these drivers have history together; this time however, Hansen was able to hold off Sheridan without incident. Three more cautions ensued within six laps, leaving only four more laps of green flag racing. No one was able to compete with Hansen on the restarts as he cruised his way to his second career victory at Ohsweken Speedway. The win was especially sweet for Hansen after a blown engine last week. Mitch Brown got around Sheridan on the last lap and scored a second place finish, leaving Sheridan to take third. Rounding out the top five were Jim Huppenen and Jake Brown in fourth and fifth respectively. Cory Turner’s eighth place finish allowed him to still retain as the division points leader by five points over his brother Ryan.

Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars
Eric Gledhill and Ashton VanEvery brought the 28 car field to the green flag for the 20 lap Crate Sprint Car A-Main. Gledhill was penalized for jumping the start, allowing Darren Dryden to restart as the polesitter. Dryden had a perfect restart and quickly put a significant gap between himself and second place. By lap five, Dryden had to begun to navigatetraffic while maintaining race pace. The second caution of the night allowed the rest of the field to catch up and try to challenge Dryden for the lead, but to no avail; Dryden was able to hold off the pack for three more restarts before he saw the checkered flag and picked up his fourth win of the season. Finishing in second was Brett Stratford, while Steve Murdock finished third, Lucas Smith fourth, and Gledhill fifth. Smith’s top five finish allowed him to retain the points lead in the division with 23 points over second place Gledhill.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Gofast Teeple started on pole with Kyle Andress next to him for the 20 lap Thunder Stock A-Main. A caution came out on the first lap as several cars got tangled up on turn three, however all the drivers were able to carry on. Points leader Dave Bailey navigated around the wreck, gaining precious positions early in the race. Logan Shwedyk quickly gobbled up Teeple’s lead on the restart and opened a commanding lead over the field. Shwedyk’s lead was short-lived though, as Bailey challenged and overtook him for first with twelve laps left go. The other title contender, Ryan Beagle, could be found lurking through the pack making his way to third by lap ten. Lap eleven saw a caution for debris on the track, allowing Beagle to gain track position for the restart. Once again the two main title contenders were racing neck-and-neck, much to the enjoyment of the fans. With Mark Fawcett still searching for his first Ohsweken win, he began to close on the leaders with five laps left go, making it a three-way battle for the win. An untimely late caution came out, setting up an epic green-white-checkered finish. Bailey proved once again why he is the current points leader after he held off Beagle and Fawcett for his sixth win of the season. Crossing the finishing line next was Beagle in second, Fawcett third, Trevor DoBoer fourth, and Christopher Hale in fifth. Bailey remains the points leader over Beagle by 41 points.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
The front row of the grid featured Paul Longboat and Mike Evers to begin the 15 lap Mini Stock A-Main. Jason Tolton had a great start as he gained the lead within the first few laps after starting sixth. However a caution came out on lap four which allowed Rodney Rutherford to assume the lead after the restart. Points leader Tyler Lafantaisie made his way up to second place after starting 18th due to the weekly handicapping system. Lafantaisie was not close enough to make a run at first place as he had a formidable Wayde Thorne right behind him, allowing Rutherford to maintain a commanding lead. The final caution came out with two laps to go, but Rutherford denied Lafantaisie the victory. Rutherford picked up the win and the $1,000 grand prize, leaving Lafantaisie finishing in second, Thorne third, Nick Erskine fourth, and Dusty DeBoer fifth. Lafantaisie left the night comfortably as the points leader over Fabio Olivieri by 117 points.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Jibs Action Sports presents the Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (Duel on the Dirt series Combined Race) plus Sportsman Modifieds on Friday, August 12, plus the Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

Friday, August 5, 2022
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation Night and Christmas in August
Presented by: Renway Energy
Total Entries: 112


Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (27 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – NT
1. 88H-Josh Hansen[4]; 2. 10-Mitch Brown[5]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[2]; 4. 14H-Jim Huppunen[7]; 5. 1 10-Jake Brown[12]; 6. 9-Liam Martin[3]; 7. 20-Brayden Cooley[8]; 8. 13-Cory Turner[1]; 9. 15-Ryan Turner[6]; 10. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[21]; 11. 90-Travis Cunningham[17]; 12. 1-Holly Porter[10]; 13. 84-Tyler Rand[18]; 14. 17X-Mack DeMan[19]; 15. 68-Aaron Turkey[20]; 16. 70-Baily Heard[14]; 17. 94-Todd Hoddick[16]; 18. 87X-Shone Evans[13]; 19. 11-Jamie Turner[22]; 20. 5-DJ Christie[11]; 21. 81-Derek Jonathan[15]; 22. 15N-Dan Nanticoke[24]; 23. (DNF) 21-John Burbridge Jr[23]; 24. (DNF) 0-Glenn Styres[9]
Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra + 11

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:55.318
1. 9-Liam Martin[2]; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan[3]; 3. 88H-Josh Hansen[8]; 4. 81-Derek Jonathan[1]; 5. 1 10-Jake Brown[7]; 6. 84-Tyler Rand[4]; 7. 11-Jamie Turner[9]; 8. 68-Aaron Turkey[6]; 9. (DNF) 17X-Mack DeMan[5]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 20-Brayden Cooley[3]; 2. 13-Cory Turner[2]; 3. 15-Ryan Turner[6]; 4. 14H-Jim Huppunen[7]; 5. 94-Todd Hoddick[4]; 6. 70-Baily Heard[8]; 7. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[5]; 8. 27-Paul Ballantyne[9]; 9. (DQ) 5D-Jacob Dykstra[1]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:55.163
1. 10-Mitch Brown[5]; 2. 0-Glenn Styres[2]; 3. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 4. 87X-Shone Evans[4]; 5. 1-Holly Porter[8]; 6. 90-Travis Cunningham[6]; 7. 21-John Burbridge Jr[7]; 8. 15N-Dan Nanticoke[1]; 9. 94X-Scott Hall[9]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – NT
1. 17X-Mack DeMan[7]; 2. 68-Aaron Turkey[5]; 3. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[8]; 4. 11-Jamie Turner[1]; 5. 21-John Burbridge Jr[2]; 6. 15N-Dan Nanticoke[6]; 7. 27-Paul Ballantyne[3]; 8. 94X-Scott Hall[9]; 9. (DNS) 01K-Mikey Kruchka

Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars (32 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – NT
1. 12DD-Darren Dryden[3]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford[9]; 3. 2M-Steve Murdock[8]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith[6]; 5. 7-Eric Gledhill[1]; 6. 4-Jesse Costa[25]; 7. 45-Curtis Gartly[10]; 8. 74-Rob Neely[26]; 9. 28-Jordan Hill[5]; 10. 16R-Seth Roy[14]; 11. 77T-Tyeller Powless[17]; 12. 99-Joshua Hill[28]; 13. 94-Ryan Fraser[12]; 14. 24A-AJ Lewis[22]; 15. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[20]; 16. 3S-Austin Roes[16]; 17. MK8-Matt Hill[13]; 18. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[7]; 19. 29W-Tyler Ward[15]; 20. 88-Lance Erskine[27]; 21. 14-Larry Gledhill[19]; 22. 5C-Conor Mahoney[4]; 23. 16X-Keegan Baker[24]; 24. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[2]; 25. 2-Travis Hofstetter[21]; 26. 48-Andrew Marshall[18]; 27. 14T-Noelle Teal[23]; 28. (DNF) 19D-Allan Downey[11]
Hard Charger – Jesse Costa + 19

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:05.819
1. BS39-Brett Stratford[1]; 2. 2M-Steve Murdock[5]; 3. 94-Ryan Fraser[4]; 4. 48-Andrew Marshall[2]; 5. 77T-Tyeller Powless[6]; 6. 14T-Noelle Teal[3]; 7. 70MM-Gabby Darling[8]; 8. (DQ) 4-Jesse Costa[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 49L-Lucas Smith[2]; 2. 28-Jordan Hill[5]; 3. MK8-Matt Hill[1]; 4. 3S-Austin Roes[3]; 5. 16R-Seth Roy[7]; 6. 24A-AJ Lewis[6]; 7. 74-Rob Neely[8]; 8. 51-Trevor Young[4]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:04.236
1. 12DD-Darren Dryden[2]; 2. 7-Eric Gledhill[4]; 3. 45-Curtis Gartly[5]; 4. 19D-Allan Downey[7]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[3]; 6. 16X-Keegan Baker[1]; 7. 99-Joshua Hill[6]; 8. 97-Sheldon Bender[8]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[2]; 2. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[5]; 3. 5C-Conor Mahoney[6]; 4. 29W-Tyler Ward[4]; 5. 2-Travis Hofstetter[1]; 6. 14-Larry Gledhill[7]; 7. 88-Lance Erskine[3]; 8. 69K-Ken Hamilton[8]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – 3:13.448
1. 4-Jesse Costa[7]; 2. 74-Rob Neely[2]; 3. 88-Lance Erskine[4]; 4. 99-Joshua Hill[3]; 5. 51-Trevor Young[6]; 6. 97-Sheldon Bender[5]; 7. 70MM-Gabby Darling[1]; 8. (DNS) 69K-Ken Hamilton


Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (23 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – NT
1. 49-Dave Bailey[19]; 2. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[20]; 3. 32-Mark Fawcett[18]; 4. 23-Trevor DeBoer[15]; 5. 79-Christopher Hale[17]; 6. 3-Devon Bacher[8]; 7. 28-Jim Lampman[9]; 8. 93K-Mike Klazinga[13]; 9. 25-Ken Sargent[11]; 10. 28D-Donny Lampman[14]; 11. 55-Mike Thorne[6]; 12. 11-Gofast Teeple[1]; 13. 427-Tim Phalen[4]; 14. 93-Melissa Miller[23]; 15. 2M-Mark MacDonald[7]; 16. 19-Kyle Wert[16]; 17. 43-Kyle Andress[2]; 18. (DNF) 13-Kacey Huffman[22]; 19. (DNF) 53-Logan Shwedyk[5]; 20. (DNF) 97-Ron Loggie[12]; 21. (DNF) 48-Lyle White[21]; 22. (DNF) 24-Blake Bomberry Jr[10]; 23. (DNF) 75-Ryan Berry[3]
Hard Charger – Dave Bailey + 18

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:47.544
1. 53-Logan Shwedyk[6]; 2. 11-Gofast Teeple[2]; 3. 427-Tim Phalen[5]; 4. 55-Mike Thorne[7]; 5. 75-Ryan Berry[4]; 6. 2M-Mark MacDonald[8]; 7. 43-Kyle Andress[3]; 8. 13-Kacey Huffman[1]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:47.389
1. 28D-Donny Lampman[8]; 2. 3-Devon Bacher[2]; 3. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr[4]; 4. 97-Ron Loggie[6]; 5. 25-Ken Sargent[5]; 6. 93K-Mike Klazinga[7]; 7. 28-Jim Lampman[3]; 8. 93-Melissa Miller[1]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:45.084
1. 19-Kyle Wert[2]; 2. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[6]; 3. 49-Dave Bailey[5]; 4. 32-Mark Fawcett[4]; 5. 23-Trevor DeBoer[1]; 6. 79-Christopher Hale[3]; 7. 48-Lyle White[7]


HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (30 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 15 laps – NT
1. 24-Rodney Rutherford[19]; 2. 96-Tyler Lafantaisie[18]; 3. 4-Wayde Thorne[11]; 4. 64-Nick Erskine[8]; 5. 23-Dusty DeBoer[10]; 6. 16-Fabio Olivieri[14]; 7. 9-Tim DeBoer[26]; 8. 6X-Mike Sarantakos[9]; 9. 11E-Jeff Elsliger[7]; 10. 1A-Ashton Dickie[22]; 11. 21H-Ryan Hillar[15]; 12. 27-Niko Hansen[16]; 13. 60-Martin Schroder[17]; 14. 10J-Jeremy Hughes[12]; 15. 10X-Nathan Jackson[28]; 16. 46-Jeremy Barton[20]; 17. 69-Rob Twitchett[4]; 18. 01-Tristan DaSilva[3]; 19. 188-Paul Longboat[1]; 20. 12-Don Deagle[23]; 21. 11-Mike Giberson[5]; 22. 79-Steve Miller[27]; 23. 7-Jordan Denobriga[29]; 24. 52-Rick VanKleef[30]; 25. 1-Jason Tolton[6]; 26. (DNF) 51-Eric Yorke[13]; 27. (DNF) 22-Tyson Gregory[21]; 28. (DNF) 54-Christopher French[25]; 29. (DNF) 265-Mike Evers[2]; 30. (DNS) 26-Tim Nuell
Hard Charger – Tim DeBoer + 19

Heat Race 1 [Started] 6 laps – 2:12.087
1. 1-Jason Tolton[8]; 2. 01-Tristan DaSilva[4]; 3. 11E-Jeff Elsliger[7]; 4. 265-Mike Evers[2]; 5. 188-Paul Longboat[1]; 6. 69-Rob Twitchett[5]; 7. 11-Mike Giberson[6]; 8. 1A-Ashton Dickie[10]; 9. 12-Don Deagle[9]; 10. (DNS) 26-Tim Nuell

Heat Race 2 [Started] 6 laps – 2:20.478
1. 64-Nick Erskine[1]; 2. 6X-Mike Sarantakos[2]; 3. 23-Dusty DeBoer[3]; 4. 4-Wayde Thorne[6]; 5. 51-Eric Yorke[10]; 6. 16-Fabio Olivieri[9]; 7. 10J-Jeremy Hughes[8]; 8. 54-Christopher French[4]; 9. 9-Tim DeBoer[7]; 10. 79-Steve Miller[5]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 6 laps – 2:11.178
1. 96-Tyler Lafantaisie[4]; 2. 24-Rodney Rutherford[9]; 3. 21H-Ryan Hillar[1]; 4. 60-Martin Schroder[3]; 5. 46-Jeremy Barton[5]; 6. 27-Niko Hansen[2]; 7. 22-Tyson Gregory[7]; 8. 10X-Nathan Jackson[8]; 9. 7-Jordan Denobriga[6]; 10. 52-Rick VanKleef[10]


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#OHS2022 Season
The 25th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway features four regular racing divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Several special events also highlight the 2022 schedule including the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track’s signature event – the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

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