By Brent Otchere

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 7, 2023) – Strickland’s Presented Bicycle Night on Friday at Ohsweken Speedway; Dylan Westbrook, Mike Bowman, Ryan Beagle, and Alex Riley took A-Main wins.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Tyler Rand started on pole alongside Aaron Turkey to take the green flag for the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car A-Main. Dylan Westbrook made quick work of the top three, leading the first lap after starting fourth on the grid. Rand brought out the first caution on lap three, coming to a stop after spinning in turn four. The restart became dicey as the mid pack stacked up, resulting in Travis Cunningham being spit out into the infield to bring out the second caution.

The next restart was clean, and saw Westbrook pulling a sizable gap over the rest of the racers. Two more cautions appeared before the halfway point of the race, allowing Mike Bowman to capitalize and contend for the win. Fresh off his second place finish last outing, Bowman chased down Westbrook for the lead. However, Westbrook held him off for the win, picking up his second consecutive victory. Crossing the finish line next were Bowman in second, D.J. Christie third, Josh Hansen fourth, and Liam Martin fifth. Ryan Turner now leads the championship standings over Westbrook by three points.

Oakwood Transport Action Sprint Tour West/Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars
John Cadman and Tanner Podwinski brought the 24 car field to the green flag for the 25 lap Crate Sprint Car A-Main. Mack DeMan blasted into the front, leading the first lap after starting from the fourth position. Jesse Costa and Brett Stratford both came to a stop separately on the track to bring out the yellow flag. Stratford had to retire from the race after suffering major damage on the first lap, losing valuable points towards his championship efforts. Cautions bred cautions, as Tyler Willard and Johnny Miller collided on the restart. Lap four had yet another caution as Cam MacKinnon came to a stop.

The race finally saw some green flag racing with Mack DeMan was commanding a major lead, encountering traffic by the tenth lap. The final caution came out due to a stopped A.J. Lewis on turn two. DeMan had a great restart along with Mike Bowman and the two showcased an epic race to the end. Bowman took the lead over DeMan with six laps left to go, which turned out to be the winning move. DeMan settled for a second place finish, while Cadman finished in third, Steve Murdock fourth, and Darrell Pelletier rounded out the top five. DeMan now leads the Strickland’s Crate Sprint Car track championship standings over Costa by 67 points.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks – “Gale’s Cash Blast 54”
The front row of the grid featured Gofast Teeple and Donny Lampman to begin the $2,000-to-win 54 lap Thunder Stock A-Main sponsored by Gale’s Auto Aftermarket. Teeple’s lead was short lived as Mike Thorne took over by lap two. After two early cautions, Logan Shwedyk became the new leader with a great restart, however Dave Bailey came onto the scene and snatched the lead away on the following lap. Championship contender Ryan Beagle was running in the third position by lap eleven.

Lap 28 and 29 both had cautions which made the final half of the race essentially a sprint to the finish which saw Bailey and Beagle swapping the lead multiple times as the laps ticked down. The final caution of the race came out with just six laps left to go. Beagle held off Bailey to win the race and score valuable points in his pursuit of championship leader Kyle Wert. Ryan Dinning finished third, Wert fourth, and Shwedyk fifth. Kyle Wert now leads the championship standings over Dave Bailey by 21 points.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Tim DeBoer started on pole with Christopher French next to him for the 15 lap Mini Stock A-Main. French led the first lap until Dustin Duga came to a stop and brought out the caution. John Lubeck became the new leader after the restart until French regained the lead on the next lap, just before the next yellow flew for Jason Tolton, Lofton Schuts, and Cierra Keus colliding with each other, while Tristan DaSilva’s right rear wheel fell off.

Polesitter DeBoer regained the lead after the restart. The final caution came out for yet another wheel coming off, this time coming from Wayde Thorne. Championship leader Ryan Hillar fought for the victory in the final laps, but seemingly out of nowhere Alex Riley made a last lap move for the win, edging out DeBoer by just 0.060 seconds. DeBoer finished in second, Hillar third, Jeff Elsliger fourth, and Lubeck fifth. Ryan Hillar now leads the championship standings over Mike Sarantakos by 14 points.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
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Ohsweken Speedway Statistical Report
Friday, July 7, 2023
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Strickland’s Presents
Drive Safe, Ride Safe, Race Safe Bicycle Night!
Total Entries: 123

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (25 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 2. 71-Mike Bowman[16]; 3. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen[7]; 5. 9-Liam Martin[22]; 6. 12DD-Darren Dryden[10]; 7. 15-Ryan Turner[13]; 8. 10-Mitch Brown[8]; 9. 77T-Tyeller Powless[21]; 10. 17X-Cory Turner[5]; 11. 90-Travis Cunningham[12]; 12. 7-Eric Gledhill[6]; 13. 68-Aaron Turkey[2]; 14. 49L-Lucas Smith[14]; 15. 1-Holly Porter[18]; 16. 0-Glenn Styres[15]; 17. 19D-Allan Downey[9]; 18. 87X-Shone Evans[11]; 19. 70-Baily Heard[20]; 20. 21-John Burbridge Jr[23]; 21. 46-Kevin Pauls[24]; 22. 81-Derek Jonathan[17]; 23. 84-Tyler Rand[1]; 24. (DNF) 11-Jamie Turner[19]
Hard Charger – Liam Martin +17

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 68-Aaron Turkey[3]; 2. 17X-Cory Turner[4]; 3. 19D-Allan Downey[1]; 4. 7-Eric Gledhill[7]; 5. 81-Derek Jonathan[5]; 6. 0-Glenn Styres[8]; 7. 11-Jamie Turner[9]; 8. 21-John Burbridge Jr[2]; 9. 46-Kevin Pauls[6]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:58.681
1. 88H-Josh Hansen[1]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 3. 84-Tyler Rand[3]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith[2]; 5. 90-Travis Cunningham[6]; 6. 71-Mike Bowman[8]; 7. 70-Baily Heard[5]; 8. 9-Liam Martin[7]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:02.087
1. 10-Mitch Brown[4]; 2. 5-DJ Christie[5]; 3. 12DD-Darren Dryden[1]; 4. 87X-Shone Evans[3]; 5. 15-Ryan Turner[6]; 6. 1-Holly Porter[7]; 7. 77T-Tyeller Powless[2]; 8. (DNS) 45-Nick Sheridan

Oakwood Transport Action Sprint Tour West (36 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 71-Mike Bowman[3]; 2. 4-Mack DeMan[4]; 3. 71C-John Cadman[1]; 4. 2M-Steve Murdock[22]; 5. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[8]; 6. 72-Tanner Podwinski[2]; 7. 74-Rob Neely[6]; 8. 45-Curtis Gartly[9]; 9. 2S-Al Sleight[10]; 10. 52-Jesse Costa[5]; 11. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[21]; 12. 14-Larry Gledhill[12]; 13. 88-Lance Erskine[16]; 14. 3S-Austin Roes[15]; 15. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[13]; 16. 28-Cameron Thomson[24]; 17. 85C-Cam MacKinnon[20]; 18. 00-Greg Smulders[19]; 19. (DNF) 24A-AJ Lewis[23]; 20. (DNF) 21-Treyten Lapcevich[17]; 21. (DNF) 20-Johnny Miller[11]; 22. (DNF) 777A-Tyler Willard[18]; 23. (DNF) BS39-Brett Stratford[7]; 24. (DNS) 29W-Tyler Ward
Hard Charger – Steve Murdock +18

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:04.428
1. 71-Mike Bowman[1]; 2. 74-Rob Neely[6]; 3. 3S-Austin Roes[3]; 4. 88-Lance Erskine[5]; 5. 85C-Cam MacKinnon[2]; 6. 24A-AJ Lewis[4]; 7. 70MM-Gabby Darling[8]; 8. 420-Victor Bomberry[7]; 9. (DNS) 2-Travis Hofstetter

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 4-Mack DeMan[2]; 2. 72-Tanner Podwinski[3]; 3. 21-Treyten Lapcevich[1]; 4. 777A-Tyler Willard[4]; 5. 45-Curtis Gartly[9]; 6. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[6]; 7. 2M-Steve Murdock[8]; 8. 97-Sheldon Bender[5]; 9. 69K-Ken Hamilton[7]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:08.854
1. BS39-Brett Stratford[1]; 2. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[2]; 3. 20-Johnny Miller[4]; 4. 00-Greg Smulders[3]; 5. 14-Larry Gledhill[8]; 6. 94-Ryan Fraser[5]; 7. 16X-Keegan Baker[7]; 8. 28-Cameron Thomson[6]; 9. (DNS) 99-Joshua Hill

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps – 2:11.680
1. 52-Jesse Costa[5]; 2. 2S-Al Sleight[1]; 3. 29W-Tyler Ward[3]; 4. 71C-John Cadman[7]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[8]; 6. 14W-Greg Wilson[2]; 7. MK8-Matt Hill[6]; 8. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[4]; 9. 11W-Jeremy May[9]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – NT
1. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[2]; 2. 2M-Steve Murdock[6]; 3. 24A-AJ Lewis[1]; 4. 28-Cameron Thomson[11]; 5. 97-Sheldon Bender[10]; 6. 94-Ryan Fraser[3]; 7. 69K-Ken Hamilton[14]; 8. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[12]; 9. 16X-Keegan Baker[7]; 10. 70MM-Gabby Darling[5]; 11. 420-Victor Bomberry[9]; 12. 11W-Jeremy May[16]; 13. (DNF) 14W-Greg Wilson[4]; 14. (DNF) 2-Travis Hofstetter[13]; 15. (DNS) MK8-Matt Hill; 16. (DNS) 99-Joshua Hill

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (33 Entries)

“Gale’s Cash Blast 54” A-Main [Started] 54 laps – NT
1. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[17]; 2. 49-Dave Bailey[18]; 3. 8-Ryan Dinning[14]; 4. 19-Kyle Wert[11]; 5. 53-Logan Shwedyk[10]; 6. 32-Mark Fawcett[12]; 7. 79-Christopher Hale[8]; 8. 97-Ron Loggie[9]; 9. 55-Mike Thorne[3]; 10. 108-Zach Bleich[20]; 11. 11-Gofast Teeple[1]; 12. 93K-Mike Klazinga[13]; 13. 37-Robert Hoskins[32]; 14. 25-Ken Sargent[7]; 15. 28-Jim Lampman[4]; 16. 96-Steve Shaw Sr[22]; 17. 13-Kacey Huffman[26]; 18. 17W-Travis Whittal[23]; 19. 93-Melissa Miller[5]; 20. (DNF) 5G-Gord Grant[19]; 21. (DNF) 1H-Jake Hooker[31]; 22. (DNF) 24R-Rodney Rutherford[16]; 23. (DNF) 11R-Bryce Richardson[33]; 24. (DNF) 43-Kyle Andress[21]; 25. (DNF) 196-Gino Duguay[25]; 26. (DNF) 14-Mitch Petta[30]; 27. (DNF) 21Z-Braedan Burning[24]; 28. (DNF) 96O-John Overholt[28]; 29. (DNF) 76J-Jeff Drummond[29]; 30. (DNF) 427-Tim Phalen[6]; 31. (DNF) 28D-Donny Lampman[2]; 32. (DNF) 03-George Grosul[27]; 33. (DNS) 23-Trevor DeBoer
Hard Charger – Robert Hoskins +19

Heat Race 1 [Started] 10 laps – NT
1. 19-Kyle Wert[9]; 2. 8-Ryan Dinning[11]; 3. 79-Christopher Hale[7]; 4. 49-Dave Bailey[14]; 5. 53-Logan Shwedyk[8]; 6. 93K-Mike Klazinga[10]; 7. 24R-Rodney Rutherford[12]; 8. 28D-Donny Lampman[2]; 9. 93-Melissa Miller[5]; 10. 5G-Gord Grant[15]; 11. 43-Kyle Andress[6]; 12. 17W-Travis Whittal[4]; 13. 196-Gino Duguay[16]; 14. 03-George Grosul[1]; 15. 76J-Jeff Drummond[13]; 16. (DNF) 1H-Jake Hooker[17]; 17. (DNS) 11R-Bryce Richardson

Heat Race 2 [Started] 10 laps – 3:18.736 NTR
1. 28-Jim Lampman[4]; 2. 55-Mike Thorne[3]; 3. 25-Ken Sargent[6]; 4. 32-Mark Fawcett[9]; 5. 427-Tim Phalen[5]; 6. 11-Gofast Teeple[1]; 7. 108-Zach Bleich[15]; 8. 97-Ron Loggie[7]; 9. 23-Trevor DeBoer[11]; 10. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[12]; 11. 96-Steve Shaw Sr[14]; 12. 21Z-Braedan Burning[13]; 13. 13-Kacey Huffman[2]; 14. 96O-John Overholt[10]; 15. 14-Mitch Petta[16]; 16. 37-Robert Hoskins[8]

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (29 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 15 laps – NT
1. 17-Alex Riley[18]; 2. 9-Tim DeBoer[1]; 3. 21H-Ryan Hillar[14]; 4. 11E-Jeff Elsliger[15]; 5. 14L-John Lubeck[4]; 6. 16-Fabio Olivieri[16]; 7. 6X-Mike Sarantakos[7]; 8. 4A-Mason Anderson[26]; 9. 54-Christopher French[2]; 10. 64E-Doug Erskine[22]; 11. 79-Steve Miller[24]; 12. 32L-Grayden Lyons[10]; 13. 1-Jason Tolton[6]; 14. 14C-Steve Conway[28]; 15. 265-Mike Evers[11]; 16. 1A-Ashton Dickie[13]; 17. 22-Miranda Weiler[21]; 18. 9K-Kylie Dixon[23]; 19. 81D-Crystal Soules[27]; 20. 7B-Cierra Keus[20]; 21. 66-Martin Schroder[12]; 22. 11-Mike Giberson[25]; 23. 188-Paul Longboat[3]; 24. (DNF) 4-Wayde Thorne[8]; 25. (DNF) 27-Niko Hansen[29]; 26. (DNF) 01-Tristan DaSilva[5]; 27. (DNF) 24-Lofton Schuts[19]; 28. (DNF) 14DD-Dustin Duga[17]; 29. (DNS) 76-Shawn Taylor
Hard Charger – Mason Anderson +18

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:54.145
1. 01-Tristan DaSilva[5]; 2. 188-Paul Longboat[4]; 3. 1A-Ashton Dickie[10]; 4. 11E-Jeff Elsliger[11]; 5. 17-Alex Riley[13]; 6. 9-Tim DeBoer[3]; 7. 7B-Cierra Keus[14]; 8. 4-Wayde Thorne[7]; 9. 66-Martin Schroder[9]; 10. 32L-Grayden Lyons[8]; 11. 22-Miranda Weiler[15]; 12. 9K-Kylie Dixon[2]; 13. 11-Mike Giberson[1]; 14. 81D-Crystal Soules[12]; 15. (DNF) 27-Niko Hansen[6]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:52.851
1. 14L-John Lubeck[4]; 2. 6X-Mike Sarantakos[6]; 3. 24-Lofton Schuts[13]; 4. 21H-Ryan Hillar[10]; 5. 54-Christopher French[3]; 6. 1-Jason Tolton[5]; 7. 16-Fabio Olivieri[11]; 8. 76-Shawn Taylor[7]; 9. 265-Mike Evers[8]; 10. 14DD-Dustin Duga[12]; 11. 64E-Doug Erskine[14]; 12. 79-Steve Miller[2]; 13. (DNF) 4A-Mason Anderson[9]; 14. (DNS) 14C-Steve Conway

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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.