WESTBROOK, BEGOLO, BAILEY, AND COOPER WIN ON BIKE NIGHT AT OHSWEKEN

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OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 5, 2024) – Strickland’s Brantford GM and Hunsinger’s Plumbing, HVAC, & Electrical presented Drive Safe, Ride Safe, Race Safe Bicycle Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday; Dylan Westbrook, Brent Begolo, Dave Bailey, and Jeremy Cooper took A-Main wins.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Cory Turner and Eric Gledhill brought the 22 car field to the green flag for the 360 Sprint Car A-Main. Cory Turner set the pace, leading the opening laps while drivers in the midfield were battling for positions. Points leader Dylan Westbrook hunted down Cory Turner for the lead on lap seven, just before a caution came out due to Todd Hoddick spinning to a stop off turn one. Westbrook assumed the lead once more after the restart, quickly building a gap of over eight seconds to second and third place runners Cory Turner and Ryan Turner respectively.

After it was all said and done, Westbrook found himself back in victory lane picking up his fifth win of the season and furthering his points lead. Rounding out the top five were Cory Turner in second, Ryan Turner third, Eric Gledhill fourth, and Darren Dryden fifth. Gledhill set a new track record of 13.010 seconds in hot laps earlier in the evening, besting the fastest recorded 360 Sprint Car lap in track history set by Tom Huppunen in 2009.

Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars
Sheldon Bender started on pole with Brent Begolo next to him for the 20 lap Crate Sprint Car A-Main. Begolo rocketed ahead of Bender, quickly becoming the favourite to win as his pace could not be matched by the field running a higher downforce setup. A.J. Lewis spun to a stop on lap four, bringing out the caution. Begolo once again got away from the pack unscathed, however.

Lap ten saw a red flag incident as multiple drivers were involved in an incident in which Steve Murdock’s car took significant damage; all the involved drivers were unharmed. Two more cautions came out in the latter half of the race but Begolo still remained in the lead, holding off the previous week’s winner Brett Stratford despite the restarts. Begolo went on to lead all 20 laps, picking up his second career Crate Sprint Car win. Next to cross the line were Stratford in second, Ryan Fraser third, Johnny Miller fourth, and Bender fifth.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Aidan Nigh started on pole alongside Kyle Andress to take the green flag for the 20 lap Thunder Stock A-Main. Mike Thorne made quick work of the drivers up front, leading the first lap after starting fifth on the grid. Lap five had a new race leader as Trevor DeBoer passed Thorne. Tim Phalen brought out the caution on lap nine, setting up a restart.

Dave Bailey took full advantage of the restart, picking up vital positions in just a few laps and becoming the third driver to lead the race. A five lap dash to the finish was set up due to a late-race caution. Bailey was determined to win the race as he successfully held off the field and ended his winless streak with a well-deserved victory, the 40th of his Ohsweken Thunder Stock career. Joining Bailey on the podium in second and third were Kyle Wert and Ryan Beagle respectively, while Ron Loggie and DeBoer rounded out the top five.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
The front row of the grid featured Grayden Lyons and Jeremy Cooper to begin the 15 lap Mini Stock A-Main. Cooper overtook Lyons, leading the first lap. A battle for the lead ensued as Alex Riley tried to overtake Cooper, with Riley getting the upper hand on lap four becoming the new race leader. Lap seven proved to be treacherous as four cautions came out before seeing the next official lap. A number of drivers were involved in crashes, and tempers flared.

The final laps saw Riley and Cooper trading the lead multiple times, however Cooper led the penultimate lap and held on to take his first Ohsweken Speedway win. Riley finished in a strong second place and picked up valuable points, followed by Wayde Thorne in third, Gillian Hils fourth, and Dusty DeBoer fifth.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Freshstone Brands, Nitro 54 Variety, and Sit’n Bull Tire present the first night of Thunder on the Grand on Thursday, July 11, featuring the NASCAR Canada Series, Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.
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Ohsweken Speedway Statistical Report
Friday, July 5, 2024
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Sponsors: Strickland’s Brantford GM and
Hunsinger’s Plumbing, HVAC, & Electrical
Total Entries: 111
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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (22 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[3]; 2. 17X-Cory Turner[1]; 3. 15-Ryan Turner[15]; 4. 7-Eric Gledhill[2]; 5. 12DD-Darren Dryden[5]; 6. 68-Aaron Turkey[4]; 7. 88H-Josh Hansen[12]; 8. 45-Nick Sheridan[7]; 9. 7NY-Matt Farnham[8]; 10. 9-Liam Martin[13]; 11. 87X-Shone Evans[6]; 12. 19D-Allan Downey[16]; 13. 71-Mike Bowman[22]; 14. 5-DJ Christie[9]; 15. 77T-Tyeller Powless[11]; 16. 94-Todd Hoddick[10]; 17. 0-Glenn Styres[21]; 18. 21K-Kyle Phillips[19]; 19. 46-Kevin Pauls[18]; 20. 81-Derek Jonathan[14]; 21. (DNF) 0C-Cole MacDonald[17]; 22. (DNS) 84L-Mike Lichty
Hard Charger – Ryan Turner +12

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:48.027
1. 7NY-Matt Farnham[2]; 2. 17X-Cory Turner[3]; 3. 77T-Tyeller Powless[1]; 4. 5-DJ Christie[6]; 5. 88H-Josh Hansen[7]; 6. 15-Ryan Turner[8]; 7. 0-Glenn Styres[4]; 8. 71-Mike Bowman[5]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:48.065
1. 7-Eric Gledhill[2]; 2. 12DD-Darren Dryden[3]; 3. 68-Aaron Turkey[4]; 4. 94-Todd Hoddick[5]; 5. 9-Liam Martin[7]; 6. 46-Kevin Pauls[1]; 7. 21K-Kyle Phillips[6]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 1. 45-Nick Sheridan[1]; 2. 87X-Shone Evans[5]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[7]; 4. 81-Derek Jonathan[3]; 5. 19D-Allan Downey[4]; 6. 0C-Cole MacDonald[2]; 7. (DNF) 84L-Mike Lichty[6]
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Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars (36 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – NT
1. 71-Brent Begolo[2]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford[5]; 3. 94-Ryan Fraser[4]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller[3]; 5. 97-Sheldon Bender[1]; 6. 16X-Keegan Baker[18]; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[6]; 8. 74-Rob Neely[15]; 9. 52-Jesse Costa[19]; 10. 88-Lance Erskine[16]; 11. 45-Curtis Gartly[11]; 12. 29W-Tyler Ward[10]; 13. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[22]; 14. 98-Jonah Mutton[21]; 15. 28T-Cameron Thomson[7]; 16. 51-Trevor Young[23]; 17. 11W-Jeremy Hughes[25]; 18. 72-Tanner Podwinski[27]; 19. 777O-Cameron Olm[14]; 20. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[13]; 21. 24A-AJ Lewis[20]; 22. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[26]; 23. MK8-Matt Hill[17]; 24. 38-Melissa Miller[12]; 25. (DNF) 52RHR-Matt Billings[8]; 26. (DNF) 24K-Kiana Teal[9]; 27. (DNF) 14-Larry Gledhill[28]; 28. (DNF) 2M-Steve Murdock[24]
Hard Charger – Keegan Baker +12

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – NT
1. 98-Jonah Mutton[2]; 2. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[3]; 3. 51-Trevor Young[1]; 4. 2M-Steve Murdock[12]; 5. 11W-Jeremy Hughes[4]; 6. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[13]; 7. 72-Tanner Podwinski[5]; 8. 14-Larry Gledhill[7]; 9. 85C-Cam MacKinnon[8]; 10. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[16]; 11. 53-Logan Shwedyk[9]; 12. 2-Travis Hofstetter[15]; 13. 69K-Ken Hamilton[11]; 14. 3-Devon Bacher[14]; 15. 27-Niko Hansen[6]; 16. (DNF) 14B-Broden Weiler[10]

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:59.587
1. 28T-Cameron Thomson[2]; 2. 24K-Kiana Teal[1]; 3. 74-Rob Neely[3]; 4. 16X-Keegan Baker[4]; 5. 777O-Cameron Olm[8]; 6. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[6]; 7. 27-Niko Hansen[7]; 8. (DNF) 14B-Broden Weiler[5]; 9. (DNS) 4B-Darrell Pelletier

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:59.916
1. 94-Ryan Fraser[2]; 2. 29W-Tyler Ward[1]; 3. 45-Curtis Gartly[4]; 4. 88-Lance Erskine[5]; 5. 52-Jesse Costa[6]; 6. 72-Tanner Podwinski[3]; 7. 14-Larry Gledhill[7]; 8. 53-Logan Shwedyk[9]; 9. 2M-Steve Murdock[8]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:00.048
1. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[1]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford[5]; 3. 38-Melissa Miller[4]; 4. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[6]; 5. 71-Brent Begolo[9]; 6. 51-Trevor Young[8]; 7. 85C-Cam MacKinnon[7]; 8. 3-Devon Bacher[2]; 9. 2-Travis Hofstetter[3]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 52RHR-Matt Billings[2]; 2. 97-Sheldon Bender[4]; 3. MK8-Matt Hill[1]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller[7]; 5. 24A-AJ Lewis[6]; 6. 11W-Jeremy Hughes[5]; 7. 98-Jonah Mutton[9]; 8. 69K-Ken Hamilton[3]; 9. (DNF) 1V-Josh Verne Jr[8]
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (24 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – NT
1. 49-Dave Bailey[17]; 2. 19-Kyle Wert[19]; 3. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[20]; 4. 97-Ron Loggie[18]; 5. 23-Trevor DeBoer[4]; 6. 8-Ryan Dinning[8]; 7. 37-Robert Hoskins[10]; 8. 96-Steve Shaw Sr[16]; 9. 28D-Donny Lampman[6]; 10. 93K-Mike Klazinga[13]; 11. 108-Zach Bleich[7]; 12. 13-Kacey Huffman[3]; 13. 28-Jim Lampman[15]; 14. 03-George Grosul[11]; 15. 41-Adam Plazek[24]; 16. 07-Scott McPhail[14]; 17. 88L-Logan Ferguson[9]; 18. 26-Keith Haine[23]; 19. 17W-Travis Whittal[21]; 20. (DNF) 43-Kyle Andress[2]; 21. (DNF) 55-Mike Thorne[5]; 22. (DNF) 427-Tim Phalen[12]; 23. (DNF) 11-Gofast Teeple[22]; 24. (DNF) 88-Aidan Nigh[1]
Hard Charger – Kyle Wert +17

Heat Race 1 [Started] 10 laps – NT
1. 1. 8-Ryan Dinning[5]; 2. 23-Trevor DeBoer[3]; 3. 13-Kacey Huffman[2]; 4. 19-Kyle Wert[10]; 5. 96-Steve Shaw Sr[9]; 6. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[12]; 7. 28D-Donny Lampman[4]; 8. 427-Tim Phalen[7]; 9. 88L-Logan Ferguson[1]; 10. 03-George Grosul[6]; 11. 17W-Travis Whittal[8]; 12. 26-Keith Haine[11]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 10 laps – 3:16.574 NTR
1. 55-Mike Thorne[3]; 2. 49-Dave Bailey[9]; 3. 97-Ron Loggie[10]; 4. 93K-Mike Klazinga[6]; 5. 108-Zach Bleich[4]; 6. 37-Robert Hoskins[5]; 7. 28-Jim Lampman[7]; 8. 43-Kyle Andress[1]; 9. 07-Scott McPhail[11]; 10. 88-Aidan Nigh[12]; 11. (DNF) 11-Gofast Teeple[2]; 12. (DNF) 41-Adam Plazek[8]
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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (29 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 15 laps – NT
1. X-Jeremy Cooper[2]; 2. 17-Alex Riley[3]; 3. 4-Wayde Thorne[16]; 4. 32-Gillian Hils[17]; 5. 23-Dusty DeBoer[7]; 6. 5K-Ken Hair[9]; 7. 14L-John Lubeck[11]; 8. 01-Tristan DaSilva[15]; 9. 2-Matt Nuell[13]; 10. 6X-Mike Sarantakos[6]; 11. 44-Craig Vlasic[20]; 12. 9-Tim DeBoer[23]; 13. 12-Mark Deagle[19]; 14. 66X-Martin Schroder[5]; 15. 32L-Grayden Lyons[1]; 16. 64-Nick Erskine[29]; 17. 11-Mike Giberson[22]; 18. 79-Steve Miller[27]; 19. 1RJR-Sierra Robison[21]; 20. 81D-Crystal Soules[26]; 21. 16-Fabio Olivieri[4]; 22. 11J-Jeff Elsliger[28]; 23. (DNF) 15-Jordan Willms[24]; 24. (DNF) 76-Shawn Taylor[14]; 25. (DNF) 1-Jason Tolton[10]; 26. (DNF) 21H-Ryan Hillar[18]; 27. (DNF) 265-Mike Evers[25]; 28. (DNF) 54-Christopher French[8]; 29. (DNF) 4A-Mason Anderson[12]
Hard Charger – Wayde Thorne +13

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 16-Fabio Olivieri[2]; 2. 1-Jason Tolton[4]; 3. 17-Alex Riley[7]; 4. 5K-Ken Hair[9]; 5. 4A-Mason Anderson[8]; 6. 12-Mark Deagle[14]; 7. 54-Christopher French[6]; 8. 6X-Mike Sarantakos[5]; 9. 21H-Ryan Hillar[13]; 10. 32L-Grayden Lyons[1]; 11. 1RJR-Sierra Robison[15]; 12. 9-Tim DeBoer[12]; 13. 265-Mike Evers[10]; 14. 79-Steve Miller[3]; 15. (DNS) 64-Nick Erskine

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:50.108
1. 23-Dusty DeBoer[4]; 2. X-Jeremy Cooper[2]; 3. 66X-Martin Schroder[6]; 4. 2-Matt Nuell[3]; 5. 4-Wayde Thorne[11]; 6. 76-Shawn Taylor[7]; 7. 14L-John Lubeck[5]; 8. 32-Gillian Hils[8]; 9. 44-Craig Vlasic[14]; 10. 01-Tristan DaSilva[10]; 11. 11-Mike Giberson[1]; 12. 15-Jordan Willms[13]; 13. 81D-Crystal Soules[9]; 14. (DNF) 11J-Jeff Elsliger[12]
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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.

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