WESTBROOK, MURDOCK, BEAGLE, AND RILEY TAKE OPENING NIGHT WINS AT OHSWEKEN

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Article Credit: Brent Otchere

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 24, 2024) – Carrier Truck Centers & Bobcat of Brantford presented Trucker Night at the Races on Friday at Ohsweken Speedway; Dylan Westbrook, Steve Murdock, Ryan Beagle, Alex Riley took A-Main wins.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
The front row of the grid featured Eric Gledhill and D.J. Christie to begin the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car A-Main. Gledhill led the first lap with Dylan Westbrook nipping at his heels. Gledhill was holding off Westbrook until the caution came out on lap five. Westbrook took advantage of the restart, quickly displacing Gledhill as the leader.

Westbrook was setting blazing lap times and caught the back of the field by lap ten. Westbrook had lapped all the way to the eighth place car of Darren Dryden at the conclusion of the race. Rounding out the top five were Cory Turner, Ryan Turner, Christie, and Mike Bowman.

Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars
Jeremy May started on pole with Travis Hofstetter next to him for the 20 lap Crate Sprint Car A-Main. A red flag was thrown before the first lap could be completed when Tyler Ward flipped on the back stretch. He was able to pull himself out of the wrecked car unscathed.

The restart led to a second red flag when Larry Gledhill also flipped on the back stretch. The third restart was also cut short, this time due to Niko Hansen who spun to a stop on the entry of turn four. The fourth restart was successful and Murdock rocketed ahead, setting the pace at the front of the field. Murdock endured three more restarts later in the race and secured a well-earned victory. Brett Stratford and Lance Erskine worked themselves into second and third place respectively, while Jesse Costa finished fourth, and A.J. Lewis rounded out the top five.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Trevor DeBoer and Ryan Dinning brought the 26 car field to the green flag for the 20 lap Thunder Stock A-Main. Ryan Beagle had a perfect start and took the lead from his third starting position. Meanwhile, Mike Klanzinga put on an engaging battle for second place against DeBoer as the two raced door-to-door.

Lap three came to a halt due to Gofast Teeple stopping in turn four. The final caution of the race came around on lap six. Beagle endured the restarts virtually unchallenged throughout the entire race and started off his Ohsweken season with a victory. Joining Beagle in the top five were Klazinga, Dinning, Dave Bailey, and DeBoer.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Tim DeBoer started on pole alongside Tristan DaSilva to take the green flag for the 15 lap Mini Stock A-Main. The Mini Stock division was the first feature race of the night, with some drivers still shaking off the rust as a caution came out on lap one. Ken Hair became the race leader after executing the restart perfectly, but a succession of cautions followed.

Tim DeBoer, Hair, and Alex Riley each took their turn in the lead when the green flag reappeared. Riley edged out enough to lead the final lap, taking the victory and all the opening night glory for himself. Settling for the top five were Hair, Gillian Hils, Tim DeBoer, and Dusty DeBoer.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Six Nations Bingo & Aecon-Six Nations presents Six Nations Community Night on Friday, May 31, featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Stickland’s Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.

 

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Ohsweken Speedway Statistical Report
Friday, May 24, 2024
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Carrier Truck Centers & Bobcat Of Brantford
Total Entries: 127
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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (23 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 2. 17X-Cory Turner[4]; 3. 15-Ryan Turner[9]; 4. 5-DJ Christie[2]; 5. 71-Mike Bowman[18]; 6. 7-Eric Gledhill[1]; 7. 9-Liam Martin[5]; 8. 12DD-Darren Dryden[11]; 9. 0-Glenn Styres[8]; 10. 87X-Shone Evans[13]; 11. 88H-Josh Hansen[12]; 12. 68-Aaron Turkey[7]; 13. 77T-Tyeller Powless[15]; 14. 90-Travis Cunningham[17]; 15. 1-Lynton Jeffrey[3]; 16. 84-Mike Lichty[20]; 17. 11-Jamie Turner[16]; 18. 46-Kevin Pauls[23]; 19. 10C-Cole MacDonald[14]; 20. (DNF) 45-Nick Sheridan[10]; 21. (DNF) 21-John Burbridge Jr[21]; 22. (DNF) 19D-Allan Downey[22]; 23. (DNS) 94-Todd Hoddick
Hard Charger – Mike Bowman +13

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:56.334
1. 68-Aaron Turkey[1]; 2. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 3. 17X-Cory Turner[5]; 4. 45-Nick Sheridan[6]; 5. 90-Travis Cunningham[2]; 6. 77T-Tyeller Powless[8]; 7. 84-Mike Lichty[4]; 8. 21-John Burbridge Jr[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:55.139
1. 9-Liam Martin[2]; 2. 0-Glenn Styres[1]; 3. 15-Ryan Turner[4]; 4. 12DD-Darren Dryden[6]; 5. 88H-Josh Hansen[8]; 6. 71-Mike Bowman[5]; 7. 94-Todd Hoddick[7]; 8. 46-Kevin Pauls[3]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:54.194
1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 2. 7-Eric Gledhill[2]; 3. 1-Lynton Jeffrey[5]; 4. 87X-Shone Evans[3]; 5. 10C-Cole MacDonald[6]; 6. 11-Jamie Turner[7]; 7. 19D-Allan Downey[1]

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Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars (37 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – NT
1. 2M-Steve Murdock[4]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford[7]; 3. 88-Lance Erskine[9]; 4. 52-Jesse Costa[6]; 5. 24A-AJ Lewis[8]; 6. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[10]; 7. 00-Mack DeMan[17]; 8. 94-Ryan Fraser[12]; 9. 777A-Tyler Willard[21]; 10. 2-Travis Hofstetter[2]; 11. 72-Tanner Podwinski[18]; 12. 5-Tom Pellezari[23]; 13. 16X-Keegan Baker[25]; 14. 28T-Cameron Thomson[22]; 15. 51-Trevor Young[16]; 16. 97-Sheldon Bender[14]; 17. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[24]; 18. 7-Caleb Wood[13]; 19. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[26]; 20. 38-Melissa Miller[28]; 21. (DNF) 27-Niko Hansen[15]; 22. (DNF) 98-Jonah Mutton[27]; 23. (DNF) 11W-Jeremy May[1]; 24. (DNF) 20-Johnny Miller[3]; 25. (DNF) 2S-Al Sleight[11]; 26. (DNF) 14-Larry Gledhill[19]; 27. (DNF) 29W-Tyler Ward[20]; 28. (DQ) 71-Brent Begolo[5]
Hard Charger – Keegan Baker +12

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – NT
1. 16X-Keegan Baker[6]; 2. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[2]; 3. 98-Jonah Mutton[11]; 4. 38-Melissa Miller[4]; 5. 14W-Greg Wilson[9]; 6. 53-Logan Shwedyk[1]; 7. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[12]; 8. 777T-Cameron Olm[3]; 9. 14B-Broden Weiler[7]; 10. 24K-Kiana Teal[5]; 11. 69K-Ken Hamilton[10]; 12. (DNS) 3-Devon Bacher; 13. (DNS) 74-Rob Neely

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:02.208
1. 20-Johnny Miller[1]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford[4]; 3. 7-Caleb Wood[3]; 4. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[8]; 5. 72-Tanner Podwinski[6]; 6. 5-Tom Pellezari[5]; 7. 53-Logan Shwedyk[7]; 8. 38-Melissa Miller[9]; 9. (DNF) 98-Jonah Mutton[2]; 10. (DNS) 74-Rob Neely

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:05.284
1. 88-Lance Erskine[1]; 2. 52-Jesse Costa[6]; 3. 2-Travis Hofstetter[8]; 4. 51-Trevor Young[4]; 5. 29W-Tyler Ward[3]; 6. 27-Niko Hansen[9]; 7. 24K-Kiana Teal[5]; 8. 14B-Broden Weiler[7]; 9. (DNF) 9C-Brian Nanticoke[2]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 2M-Steve Murdock[7]; 2. 94-Ryan Fraser[2]; 3. 2S-Al Sleight[5]; 4. 00-Mack DeMan[3]; 5. 14-Larry Gledhill[6]; 6. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[1]; 7. 16X-Keegan Baker[4]; 8. 777T-Cameron Olm[9]; 9. (DNF) 69K-Ken Hamilton[8]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps – 2:04.794
1. 71-Brent Begolo[2]; 2. 11W-Jeremy May[4]; 3. 24A-AJ Lewis[8]; 4. 97-Sheldon Bender[5]; 5. 777A-Tyler Willard[1]; 6. 28T-Cameron Thomson[6]; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[7]; 8. 14W-Greg Wilson[3]; 9. 3-Devon Bacher[9]
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (27 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – NT
1. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[3]; 2. 93K-Mike Klazinga[5]; 3. 8-Ryan Dinning[2]; 4. 49-Dave Bailey[13]; 5. 23-Trevor DeBoer[1]; 6. 97-Ron Loggie[6]; 7. 108-Zach Bleich[11]; 8. 24R-Rodney Rutherford[10]; 9. 37-Robert Hoskins[12]; 10. 55-Mike Thorne[16]; 11. 28-Jim Lampman[26]; 12. 13-Kacey Huffman[7]; 13. 03-George Grosul[20]; 14. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr[22]; 15. 5G-Gord Grant[24]; 16. 07-Scott McPhail[8]; 17. 19-Kyle Wert[4]; 18. 14-Lyle White[18]; 19. 427-Tim Phalen[15]; 20. 69G-Brian General[21]; 21. 88L-Logan Ferguson[19]; 22. 83-Shane Fryer[23]; 23. 11-Gofast Teeple[14]; 24. (DNF) 88-Aidan Nigh[25]; 25. (DNF) 41-Adam Plazek[9]; 26. (DNF) 43-Kyle Andress[17]
Hard Charger – Jim Lampman +15

Heat Race 1 [Started] 10 laps – 3:18.821
1. 23-Trevor DeBoer[1]; 2. 97-Ron Loggie[4]; 3. 8-Ryan Dinning[5]; 4. 19-Kyle Wert[6]; 5. 07-Scott McPhail[3]; 6. 24R-Rodney Rutherford[10]; 7. 37-Robert Hoskins[2]; 8. 11-Gofast Teeple[8]; 9. 55-Mike Thorne[12]; 10. 14-Lyle White[14]; 11. 03-George Grosul[9]; 12. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr[13]; 13. 5G-Gord Grant[7]; 14. (DNF) 28-Jim Lampman[11]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 10 laps – NT
1. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[8]; 2. 93K-Mike Klazinga[3]; 3. 13-Kacey Huffman[7]; 4. 28D-Robbie General[10]; 5. 41-Adam Plazek[2]; 6. 108-Zach Bleich[12]; 7. 49-Dave Bailey[9]; 8. 427-Tim Phalen[4]; 9. 43-Kyle Andress[11]; 10. 88L-Logan Ferguson[5]; 11. 69G-Brian General[1]; 12. 83-Shane Fryer[6]; 13. 88-Aidan Nigh[13]
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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (40 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 15 laps – NT
1. 17-Alex Riley[10]; 2. 5K-Ken Hair[4]; 3. 32-Gillian Hils[9]; 4. 9-Tim DeBoer[1]; 5. 23-Dusty DeBoer[8]; 6. 64-Nick Erskine[19]; 7. 01-Tristan DaSilva[2]; 8. 76-Shawn Taylor[6]; 9. 16-Fabio Olivieri[20]; 10. 2-Matt Nuell[3]; 11. 14L-John Lubeck[25]; 12. 66X-Martin Schroder[14]; 13. 1-Jason Tolton[12]; 14. 32L-Grayden Lyons[24]; 15. 4A-Mason Anderson[18]; 16. 20J-Nathan Joyner[27]; 17. 21X-Mark Bazuin[5]; 18. 44-Craig Vlasic[17]; 19. 6X-Mike Sarantakos[13]; 20. (DNF) 265-Mike Evers[22]; 21. (DNF) 228-Kris Lawrence[28]; 22. (DNF) 04-Rogan Monaghan[23]; 23. (DNF) 1A-Ashton Dickie[7]; 24. (DNF) 7-Matt Young[11]; 25. (DNF) 17R-Blair Rousselle[26]; 26. (DNF) 15-Joey Wilcox[21]; 27. (DNF) 4-Wayde Thorne[16]; 28. (DNF) 38C-John Cote[15]
Hard Charger – John Lubeck +14

B-Main [Started] 6 laps – 2:10.469
1. 15-Joey Wilcox[3]; 2. 265-Mike Evers[5]; 3. 04-Rogan Monaghan[1]; 4. 32L-Grayden Lyons[2]; 5. 14L-John Lubeck[12]; 6. 17R-Blair Rousselle[14]; 7. 20J-Nathan Joyner[7]; 8. 228-Kris Lawrence[9]; 9. 11-Mike Giberson[6]; 10. 79-Steve Miller[13]; 11. 12-Don Deagle[15]; 12. 16S-Alex Stewart[11]; 13. 54-Christopher French[16]; 14. 81D-Crystal Soules[8]; 15. X-Jeremy Cooper[18]; 16. 46-Phil Givens[4]; 17. (DNS) 11J-Jeff Elsliger; 18. (DNS) 20A-Aiden Maynard; 19. (DNS) 26-Tim Nuell; 20. (DNS) 64E-Doug Erskine

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:52.194
1. 21X-Mark Bazuin[12]; 2. 5K-Ken Hair[9]; 3. 2-Matt Nuell[14]; 4. 01-Tristan DaSilva[3]; 5. 32-Gillian Hils[15]; 6. 7-Matt Young[4]; 7. 6X-Mike Sarantakos[13]; 8. 38C-John Cote[10]; 9. 44-Craig Vlasic[16]; 10. 64-Nick Erskine[18]; 11. 04-Rogan Monaghan[7]; 12. 15-Joey Wilcox[19]; 13. 265-Mike Evers[20]; 14. 20J-Nathan Joyner[8]; 15. 228-Kris Lawrence[17]; 16. 16S-Alex Stewart[2]; 17. 79-Steve Miller[6]; 18. (DNF) 12-Don Deagle[5]; 19. (DNF) 20A-Aiden Maynard[11]; 20. (DNF) 26-Tim Nuell[1]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 23-Dusty DeBoer[6]; 2. 9-Tim DeBoer[3]; 3. 76-Shawn Taylor[10]; 4. 1A-Ashton Dickie[14]; 5. 17-Alex Riley[17]; 6. 1-Jason Tolton[16]; 7. 66X-Martin Schroder[13]; 8. 4-Wayde Thorne[9]; 9. 4A-Mason Anderson[15]; 10. 16-Fabio Olivieri[18]; 11. 32L-Grayden Lyons[12]; 12. 46-Phil Givens[1]; 13. 11-Mike Giberson[20]; 14. 81D-Crystal Soules[5]; 15. 11J-Jeff Elsliger[4]; 16. 14L-John Lubeck[19]; 17. 17R-Blair Rousselle[8]; 18. 54-Christopher French[7]; 19. (DNS) X-Jeremy Cooper; 20. (DNS) 64E-Doug Erskine
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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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