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Shaw, Westwood, Corcoran, Burbridge And Shantz Feature Winners At Flamboro Speedway

Shaw, Westwood, Corcoran, Burbridge And Shantz Feature Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – With just three weeks left of regular racing action, we’re well into Silly Season at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. The Late Models and Thunder Cars entered tonight’s action with just two nights left so with all points races very tight, it was and is certainly going to make for some exciting racing.

This night got underway as usual with qualifying heat races. In Pure Stock action, Shawn Taylor and Gillian Hils continued their great seasons each picking up a heat win. In Mini Stocks, Chad Corcoran won two with single victories going to Blair Wickett and Mike Holmes. Shawn Chenoweth won two races in Thunder Car action with singles going to Mike Gilmour and Mark Burbridge. David Elliott won both Late Model heats with Kyle Batty and Bryan Stevanus winning in the Ontario Pro Challenge series.

Shawn Taylor and Michael Kenny led the field of twelve Pure Stocks to green in their 15 lap feature. Gillian Hils won last week’s feature and was sixth in the field. Taylor led early and held off the pack for nine laps but a hard charging Josh Shantz was too much for Taylor and got by and held off Taylor and Hils picking up his first feature win since May 31st. Shantz (from Baden, Ontario) has been running very little this year in the Pure Stocks as he has focused his racing efforts in the 602 Crate Sprint on the dirt at Ohsweken Speedway where he finished fourth in the point standings this year.

Rich Schwartzenberg and Mark DaSilva were on the pole for the Mini Stock feature. As they took green an early caution as something went wrong with the 37 car of Rob Hoskins and he took a hard hit into the turn one wall. Hoskins has raced just a few races this year after breaking his arm in a farm accident. With a complete restart, Blair Wickett took advantage early and got out to a half a straightaway lead. As the race wore on the lead started to shrink as Chad Corcoran (from Milton, Ontario) continued his hot night and quickly gained on the leader. By lap 20 Corcoran caught and passed Wickett and went on for a perfect three for three night.

Mike Gilmour and Kevin Albers led the Thunder Cars out for their 25 lap feature event. Albers led the race early but a caution on lap five as the 41 car of Bruce Wheller was leaking fuel. Albers led again but was challenged by Mark Burbridge who got by Albers in turn four on lap 11. Burbridge (from Brantford, Ontario) held off Albers and Shawn Chenoweth to pick up the feature win.

The Ontario Pro Challenge series made their final appearance of 2014 at Flamboro Speedway and Bryan Stevanus and Mike Taylor led the field to green for their 30 lap feature. An early caution as Justin Billington went around in turn one and collected Shawn Stones and Dan Alder. A few laps later, on lap eight, Ken Lillycrop, Mile Westwood and Dennis Thomson got mixed up in turn 3-4 bringing out another caution. Westwood managed to make his way back up through the pack an on lap 23 he got past the 66 of Josh Nicholson to take up second spot behind the 20 of Mike Taylor who had been leading for much of the race. With four laps to go Westwood (from Milton, Ontario) made his way past Taylor and went on to pick up the feature win.

The final feature of the night was for the Grisdale Late Models. Jeff Ruddy and Nick Roth were on the point for this one. As the cars charged across the start/finish line, Roth and Ruddy got mixed up and Ruddy made a hard right into the front stretch wall. A tremendous spark show as Ruddy’s car climbed the wall and came to rest at the end of the straight away in turn one. The red flag came out as emergency vehicles made sure everyone was ok. It’s been a tough year for Ruddy who just recently returned to racing and won his first feature a few weeks back. David Elliott, Rick Burbridge and Brent Wheller all spun around to try to avoid the wreck and only Elliott was the only car able to finish. Although several cars were taken out, Dale Shaw and Elliott made it perhaps the most exciting action of the evening as they bashed and banged their way through several lead changes and door to door action. Shaw (from Guelph, Ontario) held off Elliott and picked up his third feature win of the season.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing. As I said there are just 2 weeks of points racing left for the Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks and Pro 4 Modifieds. The Late Models and Thunder Cars are off this week and have just one night of points racing left. Please check the website to see how close all divisions are!!

Please make plans to join us this Saturday September 20th, it’s open wheel night at Flamboro Speedway featuring the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds, the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds. Joining them for an evening of excitement are the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks. This will be the final appearance of the 2014 racing season at Flamboro Speedway of the Canadian Vintage Modifieds and the Can-Am Midgets. Racing starts at 6:30pm.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the gate times, schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

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Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #70 Josh Shantz, #29 Derek Jackson, #58 Peter Becker, #6 Wayde Thorne, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #00 Rodney Rutherford, #71 Mark Thorne, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #7 Michael Kenny, #90 Andy Wheller (P)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Josh Shantz, #29 Derek Jackson, #6 Wayde Thorne, #58 Peter Becker, #00 Rodney Rutherford, #71 Mark Thorne, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #7 Michael Kenny (DNF), #74 Jaeger McMaster (DNF), #90 Andy Wheller (P)

Pure Stock Feature : #70 Josh Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #29 Derek Jackson, #32 Gillian Hils, #58 Peter Becker, #6 Wayde Thorne, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #71 Mark Thorne, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #7 Michael Kenny, #00 Rodney Rutherford (DNF), #90 Andy Wheller (P)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #36 Hudson Nagy, #01 Mark DaSilva, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #62 Ashley Holmes, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #97 Blair Wickett, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #37 Rob Hoskins, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #7 Matt Young, #10 Courtney Scott, #77 Phil Givens (P)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #03 Jake Gilbert, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #44 Scott Simmons, #37 Rob Hoskins, #7 Matt Young, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #10 Courtney Scott, #77 Phil Givens (P)

Mini Stock Feature : #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #71 Russ Aicken, #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #42 Rick Robinson, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg (P), #05 Dave Goodacre, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #10 Courtney Scott, #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNF), #37 Rob Hoskins (DNF), #77 Phil Givens (P)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #33 Mike Gilmour, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #74 Kelsey Lamont, #8 Steve Perry, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #41 Bruce Wheller, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #38 Stepheny Dean

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #8 Steve Perry, #74 Kelsey Lamont, #41 Bruce Wheller, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #38 Stepheny Dean, #81 Chris Van Dusen

Thunder Car Feature : #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin Albers, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #74 Kelsey Lamont, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #38 Stepheny Dean, #41 Bruce Wheller (DNF), #81 Chris Van Dusen (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #37 David Elliot, #83 Dale Shaw, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #17 Nick Roth, #61 Brent Wheller, #27 Doug Pokupec, #74 Al Bowman, #2 Rick Burbridge (DNF)

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #17 Nick Roth, #27 Doug Pokupec, #74 Al Bowman, #2 Rick Burbridge (DNF), #61 Brent Wheller (DNS)

Late Model Feature : #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #17 Nick Roth, #27 Doug Pokupec, #74 Al Bowman, #61 Brent Wheller (DNF), #9 Jeff Ruddy (DNF), #2 Rick Burbridge (DNF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #33 Bryan Stevanus, #20 Mike Taylor, #8 Peter Hattin, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #16 Rick Seeley, #14 Tim Shanahan (DNF), #6 Dan Alder

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #38 Kyle Batty, #24 Justin Billington, #66 Josh Nicholson, #02 Dennis Thomson, #91 Mike Westwood, #13 Shawn Stones, #88 Tim Norris (DNS)

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #91 Mike Westwood, #66 Josh Nicholson, #20 Mike Taylor, #38 Kyle Batty, #33 Bryan Stevanus, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #16 Rick Seeley, #8 Peter Hattin, #14 Tim Shanahan, #13 Shawn Stones, #02 Dennis Thomson (DNF), #88 Tim Norris (DNF), #24 Justin Billington (DNF), #6 Dan Alder (DNF)

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Mark Burbridge Big Winner At APC Challenge At Flamboro Speedway

Mark Burbridge Big Winner At APC Challenge At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – It was the annual Memorial Night at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway and the fifth leg of the APC Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge. Twin 25 lap features as we get close to crowning a champion.

The evening got under way with time trials for the Thunder Cars. Twenty Three cars took to the 1/3 mile oval to set the field for the first feature. Branden Verhoeven set the bench mark early going out third and turning a fast lap at 16.859. Kevin Albers was close at 17.018 and Shawn Chenoweth got close at 17.088. But Mark Burbridge would set the fast time just eclipsing Verhoeven with a time of 16.849.

With the field set for the Thunder Cars we got right into heat racing for the remainder of the divisions. Pure Stock heat wins went to, Shawn Taylor with two, Jaeger McMaster and Andy Wheller with one each. Craig Shaver and Brian Nanticoke won Pro 4 Modified heats. Mini Stock qualifiers went to Russ Aicken with two, Chad Corcoran and James Townsend with one each. Nick Roth and David Elliott won heats in Late Models while Ryan Dyck won the lone Ontario Modified heat.

With heats finished that brought intermission and with it being Memorial Night, there was a moment of silence and the names of those drivers, pit crew members and friends of Flamboro Speedway we loved and lost were announced. Approximately 140 names are now on the trophy.

The first 25 lap Thunder Car Challenge feature was up first. Mark Burbridge and Branden Verhoeven who set the top two times in qualifying earlier were on the pole. Burbridge shot out to the lead off the green and held off all comers. Kevin Albers was mounting a serious challenge when coming out of turn four on lap 16 the car lost power and fortunately the remainder of the field managed to get around without any contact and Albers retired to the infield. Chenoweth was on Burbridge’s bumper, followed closely by Verhoeven and that’s the way the would remain. Burbridge (of Brantford) led from flag to flag in a caution free feature to pick up the checkered flag.

The Pure Stock feature was up next. Nice to see 15 cars take the green, the largest field this year. Sam Heibein and Wayde Thorne were on the pole for the 15 lap main event. An early caution as the cars piled up coming out of turn two and Keara Corcoran and Mark Thorne got side ways and went around bringing out the caution. Heiben led lap one but was quickly passed by Gillian Hils and Shawn Taylor. The two have been battling for the top spot all year and continued again tonight. Hils of Dundas manged to hold off Taylor and picked up the feature win to narrow Taylor’s point lead over her to a slim 13 points.

The Mini Stock 25 lap feature hit the track next with Jake Gilbert and Chad Ditner were on the point for this one. Blair Wickett got the lead off lap one and held it until the veteran Russ Aicken took the lead on lap 7. Aicken trailed Mike Holmes by 28 points going into the night. James Townsend, a regular at Peterborough Speedway had a great run and was battling Aiken and Holmes throughout. Lapped traffic made it difficult for them to get past Aicken and the New Hamburg native picked up another feature win and closed the gap on Holmes by just one point. Holmes came home third. A big thanks to all the Pure Stock and Mini Stock drivers that traveled from Peterborough Speedway for tonight’s racing event. Hope to see them all back for Oktoberfest and Frost Fest!!!

The Pro 4 Modifeds were on the track next for their 15 lap feature. Robert Mercer and Linc Erison were up front and Mercer got out to a nice lead and it looked like he was on his way to a second straight feature win. On lap 9, Craig Shaver, Bill Pearsall and Mike Westwood got into a nasty mix up coming out of turn four. Pearsall wasn’t able to continue and Shaver lasted just a couple more laps. On the restart, Mercer looked a little eager and spun coming down the front stretch as his left side tires hit the wet grass and with that went his lead. Brian Nanticoke of Six Nations took over the lead and wouldn’t relinquish it and picked up the checkered flag.

The Late Models hit the track with Nick Roth and Rick Burbridge led the field to green in their 25 lap feature. Roth look unbeatable leading the first 19 laps. Not sure if it was contact or if someone got loose but the lead changed hands coming out of turn four and Dale Shaw took the lead followed closely by David Elliott. Shaw led two laps but Elliott of Stoney Creek took the lead from Shaw with two laps remaining and took the checkered flag. Going into the night Elliott was on top of the Late Model point standings with an 8 point lead on Shaw. After the dust cleared, nothing had changed and Elliott is still up by 8 points. A great race and great battle for the for top 4 spots.

The Thunder Cars second 25 lap feature was up next with Mike Gilmour and Shae Gemmell out front. The cars were inverted with 12th place finisher in the first race on the pole followed back to the winner Burbridge starting 13th. Mike Gilmour and Paul Fothergill led the race for the first 10 laps. A caution on lap 11 brought the field back to even. A couple laps later coming out of turn four the cars up front got mixed up and the the two leaders crashed. Fothergill hit the wall very hard destroying the front end and a flash of fire brought out the red. As the emergency crew put out the flames, Fothergill managed to exit the car but collapsed to the track. He was taken to the pits in the ambulance and wasn’t medically cleared. After the races I was told by someone that spoke with Fothergill that he had a broken leg. When the race resumed three Flamboro regulars were out front as Kevin Gallant, Brad Collison and Steve Perry led with Branden Verhoeven also in the mix. As the cars crossed the line on lap 25, Kevin Gallant of Hamilton was first. Nice to see Gallant and Burbridge come back strong after a few rough outings over the last month. As the results were checked, Mark Burbridge was the overall winner on the night followed by Gallant, Verhoeven, Collison and Perry.

The final feature of the night was the 25 lap feature for the Ontario Modifieds. Rick and Rob Warnes led the field to green. A great caution free race was dominated by Rick Warnes who became the first two time winner this year in the traveling series. They’ll be back for Oktoberfest.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Please make plans to join us this Saturday, September 13th for the final 2014 appearance by the Ontario Pro Challenge at Flamboro Speedway. Also joining them will be the Grisdale Late Models, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks. Racing starts at 6:30pm.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the gate times, schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

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Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #44 Sam Heiben, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #7 Michael Kenny, #31 Keara Corcoran, #48 Steve Deleeuw

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #74 Jaeger McMaster, #88 Tiffany Vandebelt, #90 Andy Wheller, #26 Rodney Rutherford, #95 Mark Thorne, #42 Erin Kearns, #70 Alex Schuts (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #3 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #44 Sam Heiben, #31 Keara Corcoran, #48 Steve Deleeuw, #7 Michael Kenny (DNF), #00 Bill Rutherford (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #4 : #90 Andy Wheller, #72 Jaeger McMaster, #95 Mark Thorne, #26 Rodney Rutherford, #70 Alex Schuts, #88 Tiffany Vandebelt, #42 Erin Kearns

Pure Stock Feature : #32 Gillians Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #6 Wayde Thorne, #90 Andy Wheller (-1J), #88 Tiffany Vandebelt, #70 Alex Schuts, #44 Sam Heiben, #7 Michael Kenny, #26 Rodney Rutherford, #00 Bill Rutherford, #42 Erin Kearns, #74 Jaeger McMaster (DQ), #95 Mark Thorne, #48 Steve Deleeuw (DQ), #31 Keara Crcoran (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #38 Bill Pearsall, #91 Robert Mercer, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #93 Mike Westwood, #24 Josh Lassaline, #8 Craig Shaver, #23 Linc Erison, #68 Aaron Turkey, #63 Mark Lucas (DNF), #17 Stan Pokupec (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #2 : #8 Craig Shaver, #24 Josh Lassaline, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #93 Mike Westwood, #38 Bill Pearsall, #68 Aaron Turkey, #23 Linc Erison, #91 Robert Mercer (DNF), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNS), #63 Mark Lucas (DNS), #17 Stan Pokupec (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #24 Josh Lassaline, #93 Mike Westwood, #91 Robert Mercer, #68 Aaron Turkey, #23 Linc Erison, #8 Craig Shaver (DNF), #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNS), #63 Mark Lucas (DNS), #17 Stan Pokupec (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #03 Jake Gilbert, #36 Hudson Nagy (-1J), #5 Ken Stenhouse, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #42 Rick Robinosn, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #14 James Townsend, #13 Mike Holmes, #49 Miles Tyson, #50 Chad Corcoran, #77 Phil Givens, #10 Mike Larkin, #2 Jonathan Ayrton, #17 Blair Mayhew, #7 Matt Young (DNF), #24 Blair Mayhew (DNF), #75 Scott Mast (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #13 Mike Holmes, #49 Miles Tyson, #14 James Townsend, #77 Phil Givens, #10 Mike Larkin, #2 Jonathan Ayrton, #7 Matt Young (DNF), #17 Blair Mayhew (DNS), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS), #75 Scott Mast (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature : #71 Russ Aicken, #14 James Townsend (P), #13 Mike Holmes, #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #49 Miles Tyson (P), #36 Hudson Nagy, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #77 Phil Givens (P), #01 Mark DaSilva, #10 Mike Larkin, #42 Rick Robinson, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #2 Jonathan Ayrton, #05 Dave Goodacre, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #17 Blair Mayhew (DNS), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS), #75 Scott Mast (DNS)

Late Model Heat #1 : #17 Nick Roth, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #37 David Elliott, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #23 Jake Ott, #36 Gary Elliott (DNF), #74 Al Bowman (DNS)

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #23 Jake Ott, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #17 Nick Roth, #36 Gary Elliott, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model Feature : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #23 Jake Ott, #9 Jeff Ruddy (DNF), #74 Al Bowman

Ontario Modifieds Heat #1 : #88 Ryan Dyck, #09 Nick Lees, #95 Robert Warnes, #36 Gary Elliott, #90 Rick Warnes, #07 Alex Lees, #93 Kelly Hallett, #62 Randy Hollingsworth, #65 Chris Burrows, #61 Bill Pickford (DNF)

Ontario Modifieds Feature : #95 Robert Warnes, #09 Nick Lees, #88 Ryan Dyck, #07 Alex Lees, #90 Rick Warnes, #36 Gary Elliott, #93 Kelly Hallett, #62 Randy Hollingsworth, #65 Chris Burrows, #61 Bill Pickford

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #33x Paul Fothergill, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #77 Darrell Lake, #8 Steve Perry, #3 Shae Gemmell, #33 Mike Gilmour, #29 Steve Cashmore, #5 Linda Dean, #01 Wayne Phillips, #16 Kathleen Hosang, #17 Kenny McNichol, #13x Kacey Huffman, #27 Kevin Albers (DNF), #18 Adam Swales (DNF), #38 Stepheny Dean, #78 Jordan Lawrence (DNS)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #02 Mark Burbridge, #7 Bobby Mercer, #27 Kevin Albers, #3 Shae Gemmell, #77 Darrell Lake, #78 Jordan Lawrence, #49 Dave Bailey, #38 Stepheny Dean, #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DQ), #17 Kenny McNichol, #5 Linda Dean, #29 Steve Cashmnore, #76 Shawn Arnott (DQ), #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF), #33x Paul Fothergill (DNF), #01 Wayne Phillips (DNF), #13x Kacey Huffman (DNF), #16 Kathleen Hosang (DNS), #8 Adam Swales (DNS)

Thunder Car Time Trials (fastest lap)
#02 Mark Burbridge (16.849)
#7x Branden Verhoeven (16.859)
#27 Kevin Albers (17.018)
#89 Shawn Chenoweth (17.088)
#76 Shawn Arnott (17.092)
#13 Brad Collison (17.127)
#31 Kevin Gallant (17.129)
#33x Paul Fothergill (17.148)
#49 Dave Bailey (17.202)
#77 Darrell Lake (17.278)
#7 Bobby Mercer (17.362)
#8 Steve Perry (17.429)
#3 Shae Gemmell (17.499)
#78 Jordan Lawrence (17.649)
#33 Mike Gilmour (17.673)
#29 Steve Cashmore (17.674)
#16 Kathleen Hosang (17.815)
#5 Linda Dean (17.818)
#18 Adam Swales (18.086)
#17 Kenny McNichol (18.411)
#13x Kacey Huffman (18.913)
#38 Stepheny Dean (18.935)
#01 Wayne Phillips (19.868)

Overall Nightly Finish (Both races)
#02 Mark Burbridge
#31 Kevin Gallant
#7x Branden Verhoeven
#13 Brad Collison
#8 Steve Perry
#7 Bobby Mercer
#49 Dave Bailey
#77 Darrell Lake
#3 Shae Gemmell
#33x Paul Fothergill
#27 Kevin Albers
#89 Shawn Chenoweth
#76 Shawn Arnott
#29 Steve Cashmore
#5 Linda Dean
#33 Mike Gilmour
#17 Kenny McNichol
#38 Stepheny Dean
#13x Kacey Huffman
#16 Kathleen Hosang
#18 Adam Swales

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Six New Inductees Named To Flamboro Speedway Hall Of Fame

Six New Inductees Named To Flamboro Speedway Hall Of Fame

By Randy Spencer - I’m happy to announce the six newest members of the Flamboro Stadium & Speedway Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Charlie Beck, Jim Collison, Jack Cook, Wayne Keeling, Terry Kitchen and Howie Scannell Sr.

More information on the induction ceremony to follow over the next couple of months. Thanks to all those who voted and to Larissa Spencer for all her help keeping track of all the votes, making the signs and ballots etc. More information available on the website, http://www.flamborospeedwayhalloffame.com/

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Nagy, Dryden & Ruddy Pick Up First Feature Wins At Flamboro

Nagy, Dryden & Ruddy Pick Up First Feature Wins At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – It was a night of firsts this past Saturday at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway as three first time winners made their way to Victory Lane after feature racing. Congratulations to Hudson Nagy, Darren Dryden and Jeff Ruddy.

With threatening skies and a few brief showers during practice the night got underway with heat races. Shawn Taylor won both Pure Stocks heats, Mini Stock winners included Jake Gilbert, Mike Holmes and two by Mark Klotz, Thunder Car qualifiers went to Shawn Arnott, Brad Collison, Kevin Albers and Mark Burbridge, Late Model winners included, Nick Roth, David Elliott, Rick Burbridge and Mark Watson while Darren Dryden and Chris Milwain won heat races in the Canadian Vintage Modified series.

During intermission the cars and drivers met with fans on the front straight. Another brief shower wet the track but it quickly dried up with just a short delay before feature racing.

The Pure Stocks were already lined up on the track in their starting order for the feature as they lined up to meet the fans. Wayde Thorne and Gillian Hils were on the pole. The points race was really close going into the night with Shawn Taylor leading Gillian Hils by just seven points. Hils got out to the lead early and held it for four laps. An extended caution as the 61 car dropped some fluid brought the pack back to even. On the restart Taylor made his move and took over the lead. As the race continued Taylor increased his lead and as the checkered flag dropped, Shawn Taylor (of Burlington) made it a perfect three for three on the night and continued his points lead picking up his third feature win of the season. You can watch the video here, http://youtu.be/Mx0Hw0sKmTo.

The Mini Stocks were up next. Nice to see a few more cars out, 20 took the green. Always makes a scorers life a little more challenging!! Jake Gilbert and Chad Ditner led the field to green. Jake Gilbert shot out to an early lead but a spin in turns one and two by Blair Wickett brought the cars back to even. That’s all Russ Aicken needed to shoot by and inherit the lead. Going into action tonight, Mike Holmes had increased his lead over Aicken to 28 points. As the race wore on Aicken managed to hold off the pack but an eager rookie, Hudson Nagy, was relentless and stuck to Aicken’s bumper through out. Finally on lap 20, Nagy made his move. Going into turns one and two, the two seemed to make contact, the 71 of Aicken got a little loose and Nagy made his way by on the inside. Lapped traffic made it difficult for Aicken and Holmes to get by and Hudson Nagy (of Hamilton) crossed the line first picking up his first feature win of the year. You can watch the video here, http://youtu.be/HGsCovra6eQ. Congratulations to Chad Ditner who took home an extra $50 prize courtesy of Mike Larkin of Larkin Computers.

Shawn Arnott and Bobby Mercer were on the point for the 25 lap main event for the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars. These two have waged a battle all season. Nice to see the “Flying Farmer” Kevin Gallant back after missing a few weeks. Arnott got out to an early lead and looked very fast. He has been running great all year. The battle for second and third was exciting. Brad Collison was leading Kevin Albers by just 11 points going into action and with just a few short weeks remaining, every position will make a difference. As the checkered flag flew, Arnott (of New Hamburg) came across first followed closely by Collison with Albers in third.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified 25 lap feature was next. Mike Williams was still on cloud nine after his exciting feature victory the week before at Sauble Speedway. He finished second in his heat tonight and lined up fourth in the feature. Darren Dryden, a rookie in the class was racing just his third night with the CVM. Showing steady improvement, Dryden picked up his first checkered flag earlier in the evening in heat one. Dryden led early but his first test came on lap four as a caution came out when Adrian Donkers and Ian McIntyre came together at the start finish line. Some sparks and the 6 car of Donkers went over the wheel of McIntyre. He came to rest in the infield and his night was done. Dryden held the lead off the restart but another caution a lap later as Chris Milwain went around in turn one. The green flag dropped and Dryden (of Waterdown) managed to once again shoot out to a lead and held on the rest of the way for his first ever feature win with the CVM.

The last feature of the night was the 25 lap main event for the Grisdale Late Models. Nick Roth and and Jeff Ruddy were on the pole for this one. The race was an exciting one, and Jeff Ruddy’s car was on rails. Ruddy who missed most of the year with some health concerns was racing just his fourth event this season. He managed to hold off a hard charging pack of cars through a couple of restarts including Rick Burbridge and Dale Shaw. Ruddy (of Caledonia) a former modified driver in New York managed to lead from start to finish and pick up his first Late Model feature win.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Please make plans to join us this Saturday, September 6th, it’s our annual Flamboro Speedway Memorial Night. There will be a moment of silence as the names of those drivers, pit crew members and friends of Flamboro Speedway we loved and lost will be announced. Enjoy the APC twin 25 lap feature as the Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge returns for the last of 3 races at Flamboro Speedway. Leading the point standings in the series is Flamboro’s own #89 Shawn Chenoweth with 788 points followed by Shae Gemmell of Delaware Speedway with 768 points. The sixth and final race in the APC Challenge will be held at Delaware Speedway on September 20th. Also joining the Thunder Cars will be the Grisdale Late Models, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds and the Ontario Modifieds. Feast your eyes on the 1931 Packard that will join us to pace the Ontario Modifieds heats and feature race. Time trials for the APC Thunder Car Challenge competitors will be held at 5:30 pm. Racing at 6pm.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the gate times, schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Videos by Clark Hartman, via You Tube.

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #70 Danny Shantz, #6 Wayde Thorne, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #31 Keara Corcoran, #00 Bill Rutherford, #44 Sam Heibein, #61 John Musselman, #7 Michael Kenny (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Danny Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Michael Kenny, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #44 Sam Heibein (-1J), #61 John Musselman, #00 Bill Rutherford, #31 Keara Corcoran

Pure Stock Feature : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #70 Danny Shantz, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #7 Michael Kenny, #31 Keara Corcoran, #00 Bill Rutherford, #44 Sam Heibein, #61 John Musselman (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #03 Jake Gilbert, #13 Mike Holmes, #97 Blair Wickett, #71 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSiva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #26 Mark Klotz, #44 Scott Simmons, #77 Phil Givens, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #42 Rick Robinson, #10 Mike Larkin, #37 Rob Hoskins, #73 Jordan Morris, #2 Mark Dennis, #7 Matt Young (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #26 Mark Klotz, #37 Rob Hoskins, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #77 Phil Givens, #7 Matt Young, #42 Rick Robinson, #73 Jordan Morris, #2 Mark Dennis, #44 Scott Simmons (DNF), #10 Mike Larkin (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature : #36 Hudson Nagy, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #26 Mark Klotz, #61 Chad Ditner, #37 Rob Hoskins, #77 Phil Givens, #44 Scott Simmons, #10 Mike Larkin, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #42 Rick Robinson, #01 Mark DaSilva, #73 Jordan Morris, #97 Blair Wickett, #62 Ashley Holmes, #2 Mark Dennis, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF), #7 Matt Young, #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #14 Rob Istead (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #13 Mike Holmes, #31 Kevin Gallant, #02 Mark Burbridge, #41 Chad Corcoran, #37 Jeff Bean, #62 Darryn Wright, #38 Stephany Dean

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #27 Kevin Albers, #49 Dave Bailey, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #37 Jeff Bean, #41 Chad Corcoran, #62 Darryn Wright, #38 Stephany Dean

Thunder Car Feature : #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #49 Dave Bailey, #02 Mark Burbridge, #31 Kevin Gallant, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Chad Corcoran, #62 Darryn Wright, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #38 Stephany Dean (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #17 Nick Roth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #74 Albert Bowman, #58 Paul Dudnick (DNF), #61 Brent Wheller (DNF)

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #77 Alvin McNichol, #36 Gary Elliott, #75 Jim Sweers, #3 Mark Watson (P)

Late Model Heat #3 : #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #17 Nick Roth, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Albert Bowman (DNS)

Late Model Heat #4 : #3 Mark Watson, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #36 Gary Elliott, #77 Alvin McNichol, #75 Jim Sweers (DNS)

Late Model Feature : #9 Jeff Ruddy, #2 Rick Burbridge, #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #37 Jeff Bean, #3 Mark Watson, #61 Brent Wheller, #36 Gary Elliott, #58 Paul Dudnick, #75 Jim Sweers, #77 Alvin McNichol, #74 Al Bowman

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #12 Darren Dryden, #15 T.J. Marshall, #92 Brian Atkinson, #44 Rick Schurr, #19 John Karley, #6 Adrian Donkers, #5 Ian McIntyre, #14 Jerrid Morphy

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #21 Chris Milwain, #7 Mike Williams, #18 Jason Keen, #57 Steve Trendell, #99 Rick Jones, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #33 Ian Burney, #38 Dustin Hood

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #12 Darren Dryden, #92 Brian Atkinson, #18 Jason Keen, #7 Mike Williams, #57 Steve Trendell, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #19 John Karley, #21 Chris Milwain, #15 T.J. Marshall, #38 Dustin Hood, #5 Ian McIntyre, #14 Jerrid Morphy, #99 Rick Jones, #44 Rick Schurr (DNF), #33 Ian Burney, #6 Adrian Donkers (DNF)

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Shawn McGlynn Dominates LOSC Feature At Flamboro Speedway

Shawn McGlynn Dominates LOSC Feature At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series (presented by Meineke) made their third of four appearances at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past Saturday and Shawn McGlynn made it three in a row as he dominated the 100 lap feature race.

The night’s racing got underway with time trials for the LOSC. Jason Meyer set an early fast time, with a lap of 16.791. Chad McGlynn topped that when he turned a lap of 16.753. Dave Connelly did a little better going 16.671. Brennan Didero was third last to qualify and he went 16.462. Kevin Allen, second to last couldn’t do better than 16.618. Shawn McGlynn was the last car to qualify and eclipsed Didero by just .006 seconds to be the fastest car on the night. The remainder of the qualifying for other divisions was done through heat races. Andy Wheller and Shawn Taylor took wins in Pure Stocks, Hudson Nagy and Russ Aicken were victorious in the Mini Stocks, Shawn Chenoweth and Brad Collison picked up wins in Thunder Cars while Robert Mercer won the Pro 4 Modified qualifier.

During intermission, the LOSC ‘Fast Five’ draw changed the field. The top five qualifiers after time trials were Shawn McGlynn, Brennan Didero, Kevin Allen, Dave Connelly and Chad McGlynn. After the draw, the top five looked like this, Kevin Allen on the pole followed by Shawn McGlynn, Brennan Didero, Dave Connelly and Chad McGlynn.

Feature racing got underway with Pure Stocks first. Gillian Hils was last week’s feature winner. She went into the night trailing Shawn Taylor by six points. She had to start at the rear of the pack. Michael Kenny and Bill Rutherford were on the pole for this one. By lap four however, Hils had moved up to third place. Wheller and Taylor were able to hold her off and as the cars crossed the line, Wheller just edged Taylor and Hils came home third.

The Mini Stocks were up next for their 25 lap main event. Jake Gilbert and Hudson Nagy were out front and lead the field to green. The two top drivers in points, Russ Aiken started fourth with Mike Holmes in tenth. As the night started Holmes lead Aiken by 20 points. Aiken charged to the front and was leading by lap two. Holmes had moved to sixth and as Aiken was heading down the front stretch the tie rod in the #71 car broke ending Aiken’s night. Before long Holmes assumed the lead and held off the pack to pick up his ninth feature win of 2014.

Kevin Albers and Bobby Mercer were on the pole as the Thunder Cars took green for their feature. Albers got out to the lead and as the race wore on the starter gave the black flag to Shawn Arnott. Albers continued to lead the race until lap 22 when Shawn Chenoweth got by Albers to take the checkered flag and picked up his sixth straight feature win. However in post race inspection, Chenoweth was disqualified for the night.

The Pro 4 Modifieds were led onto the track by Robert Mercer and Dan Petit. Mercer who won the first feature way back on April 26th has had some bad luck lately with a DNF, a DNS and a DQ in his past three starts. Mercer got off to a great lead and managed to hold the lead through a couple of restarts and as the field headed to the checkers, Mercer held off Brian Nanticoke for his second feature win of the season.

The final race of the night was the 100 lap feature for the LOSC. A spin by Doug Cathcart on lap one bought the field back to a full restart. Shawn McGlynn took the lead on the start and built a big lead. As the race approached the half way mark without caution, McGlynn was dominating the race lapping many of his competitors. Kevin Allen was in second and battling Brennan Didero but a broken rear end in Allen’s car ended his night. A caution on lap 61 brought the field back to even but McGlynn would continue his dominance once again lapping most of the field and as the checkered flag flew it was McGlynn winning his third consecutive race.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Please make plans to join us this Saturday, August 30th, it’s our annual Fan Appreciation Night and Corn Roast featuring the band KLAWZ. The Grisdale Late Models return after a week off and will be joined by the the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Come join the drivers,their pit crews and other race fans in the pit area after the final race has been completed on the track. Enjoy delicious local farm fresh corn on the cob and be entertained by the band Klawz.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the gate times, schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #31 Andy Wheller, #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #07 Michael Kenny, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #57 Chris Longthorne, #48 Steve DeLeeuw

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #31 Andy Wheller, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #07 Michael Kenny, #57 Chris Longthorne, #48 Steve DeLeeuw

Pure Stock Feature : #31 Andy Wheller, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #57 Chris Longthorne, #48 Steve DeLeeuw, #07 Michael Kenny (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #97 Blair Wickett, #50 Chad Corcoran, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #05 Dave Goodacre, #14 Chantel MtPleasant

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #13 Mike Holmes, #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #05 Dave Goodacre, #14 Chantel MtPleasant (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #36 Hudson Nagy, #97 Blair Wickett, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #05 Dave Goodacre, #71 Russ Aicken (DNF), #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #14 Chantel MtPleasant (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DQ), #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #55 Chris Howse, #41 Brent Wheller, #14 Rob Istead, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DQ), #49 Dave Bailey, #27 Kevin Albers, #55 Chris Howse, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #41 Brent Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Feature : Shawn Chenoweth (DQ), #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott (DQ), #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #14 Rob Istead, #7 Bobby Mercer, #55 Chris Howse (P), #33 Mike Gilmour, #41 Brent Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Pro 4 Modified Heat : #91 Robert Mercer, #8 Craig Shaver, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Josh Lassaline, #15 Joe Middlemiss, #68 Ryan Hunsinger, #23 Linc Erison, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #91 Robert Mercer, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #38 Bill Pearsall, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Josh Lassaline, #68 Ryan Hunsinger, #23 Linc Erison, #15 Joe Middlemiss

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Feature : #81 – Shawn McGlynn, #24 Brennan Didero, #18 Chad McGlynn, #93 Jason Meyer, #85 Mike Nelson, #66 Josh Wood, #48 Doug Cathcart, #31 John Schwemler, #8 Adam Martin, #6 Jeremy Colter, #43 Bob Merrifield, #82 Dave Connelly, #54 Kevin Allen (DNF), #3 Tim Tolton (DNF), #12 Mark Patrick (DNF)

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials:

#81 Shawn McGlynn (16.456)
#24 Brennan Didero (16.462)
#54 Kevin Allen (16.618)
#82 Dave Connelly (16.671)
#18 Chad McGlynn (16.753)
#93 Jason Meyer (16.791)
#85 Mike Nelson (16.911)
#3 Tim Tolton (16.966)
#66 Josh Wood (16.976)
#31 John Schwemler (17.019)
#43 Bob Merrifield (17.038)
#6 Jeremy Colter (17.077)
#8 Adam Martin (17.214)
#12 Mark Patrick (17.380)
#48 Doug Cathcart (17.386)

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Elliott Wins the Battle But Pritiko Wins The War In Grisdale Finale

Elliott Wins the Battle But Pritiko Wins The War In Grisdale Finale

By Randy Spencer – Going into the final round of the Grisdale Triple Crown series for 2014 at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Sunday, Matt Pritiko led David Elliott and Dale Shaw by a slim margin of eight points. Sixteen cars were pit side and after a postponement due to rain the day before, the racers and fans a like were ready for a great afternoon of racing.

Heat racing got underway at 2pm. Pure Stock heat wins went to Shawn Taylor and Gillian Hils. Heat wins in Mini Stocks went to Mike Holmes, Blair Wickett and two for Russ Aicken. Canadian Vintage Modifieds heat wins went to Brian Atkinson and Jason Keen. Four different racers won in Thunder Cars, Kevin Albers, Shawn Chenoweth, Shawn Arnott and Mark Burbridge. Qualifying races for the Late Models went to Rick Burbridge, David Elliott, Matt Pritiko and Robbie Thompson.

After an intermission, the Pure Stocks were up first for feature racing. Bill Rutherford and Wayde Thorne were on the pole. Some of the most exciting and close features this season have been in the Pure Stock division. Thorne led the first four laps but he was overtaken by Shawn Taylor. At the beginning of the night Taylor was first in points in the division followed closely by Gillian Hils, who trailed Taylor by just seven points. With just a few laps remaining, it appeared Taylor was well on his way to another feature win but a flat front tire slowed him down and he relinquished the lead to Hils. Gillian, a Dundas native, picked up her third feature win of the season and will make the point standings a virtual tie going into next weeks racing.

The Mini Stock 25 lap feature was up next with Ken Stenhouse and Mark DaSilva leading the field of 16 to green. Stenhouse held off the field for four laps but Mark Klotz passed him and held the lead for a few laps. Going into the evening Mike Holmes led Russ Aicken by 17 points. Between the two, Aiken and Holmes have picked up wins in 10 of the 14 features thus far in 2014. Aiken won last week and was further back in the pack and had to race for the front to catch Holmes. And that he did. On lap 8, Holmes got by Klotz to take the lead and from there he put some distance between himself and the rest of the pack. Aiken got up to second but try as he may he couldn’t escape lapped traffic to catch the #13 and Holmes, a native of London, picked up his eight feature win of the season.

Next up was the 75 lap main event for the third and final round of the Grisdale Triple Crown series for Late Models. A big thanks to Bill Grisdale and everyone at Grisdale Racing Products for their continued support of racing at Flamboro Speedway. They always put on a great spread in the tower in turn one and today was no different. Sixteen Late Models lined up on the front stretch for driver introductions by Ryan Reynolds and Spencer Lewis. David Elliott was on the pole followed on the inside by Matt Pritiko. Elliott would lead early and started to put some distance from the rest of the field. Thirty laps in Dale Shaw made contact with the wall out of turn two but he wasn’t any worse for the wear. On lap 41, Mat Box brought out the first caution and his day was done. On the restart, Elliott who dominated the first half of the race, still had the lead and was followed closely by Pritiko and Shaw. The three started to breakaway from the rest of the pack.
As the laps would wind down, Pritiko and Shaw couldn’t get by Elliott and as the checkered flag flew it was the Stoney Creek’s David Elliott coming across first followed by Shaw and Pritiko. When the points were tallied, Matt Pritiko of London was the 2014 Grisdale points champion by a mere 3 points over David Elliott. Dale Shaw was third.

Mike “Happy” Gilmour and Bobby Mercer were on the point as the Thunder Cars took the green for their 25 lap main event. Gilmour led the first few laps. “Killer” Kevin Albers took the lead on lap four and held it until lap 18 when Shawn Chenoweth (of Plattsville) would get by to take the lead and he would hold on to pick up another feature victory. The real battle in the last few laps was for second and third as Albers and Shawn Arnott were banging on each others bumpers making it an exciting finish.

The final feature of the night was the 25 lap main event for the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Brian Atkinson lined up along side John Karley as the cars took the green. Atkinson shot out to the lead and would hold it for three laps. Heading down the front stretch on lap four, Atkinson made a quick left turn and skid to a stop in the infield and his night was done. Karley assumed the lead and held it for the remainder of the race. The white flag flew and as the cars entered turn one and Daryl Henwood blew his engine and slid hard into the wall. A large hole in the block and engine parts on the track were the proof of the blown engine. The race finished under caution and Karley was the winner. As he crossed the line and entered turn one, Karley got into the oil and slid into the wall damaging his tie rod. Karley, a Kitchener native, limped to victory lane as the feature winner.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Big thanks to Spencer Lewis for helping out as guest announcer. Please make plans to join us this Saturday, August 23rd for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. The Main Event of the evening will be the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, presented by Meinike Car Care Centre, with a 100 lap feature. Also on hand, our regular weekly divisions, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the gate times, schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #64 Nathan Taback, #00 Bill Rutherford, #51 Derek Moesker, #44 Sam Heibein, #73 Jordan Morris, #07 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #51 Derek Moesker, #6 Wayde Thorne, #73 Jordan Morris, #00 Bill Rutherford, #44 Sam Heibein, #64 Nathan Taback, #07 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran

Pure Stock Feature : #32 Gillian Hils, #00 Bill Rutherford, #6 Wayde Thorne, #76 Shawn Taylor, #44 Sam Heibein (-1J), #07 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #51 Derek Moesker (P), #64 Nathan Taback (P), #73 Jordan Morris (P)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #71 Russ Aicken, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #26 Mark Klotz, #01 Mark DaSilva, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #62 Ashley Holmes, #03 Jake Gilbert, #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #13 Mike Holmes, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #97 Blair Wickett, #3 Gehrig Halliday, #77 Phil Givens, #37 Rob Hoskins, #7 Matt Young, #88 Jake Watson (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #71 Russ Aicken, #26 Mark Klotz, #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #61 Chad Ditner, #62 Ashley Holmes, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNS), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #97 Blair Wickett, #13 Mike Holmes, #3 Gehrig Halliday, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #77 Phil Givens, #37 Rob Hoskins, #88 Jake Watson, #7 Matt Young

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #26 Mark Klotz, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #97 Bliar Wickett, #37 Rob Hoskins, #3 Gehrig Halliday, #77 Phil Givens, #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #88 Jake Watson, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #92 Brian Atkinson, #57 Steve Trendell, #21 Chris Milwain, #15 T.J. Marshall, #38 Dustin Hood, #33 Ian Burney, #29 Daryl Henwood (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #18 Jason Keen, #12 Darren Dryden, #19 John Karley, #14 Jerrid Morphy, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #6 Adrian Donkers, #44 Rick Schurr

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #19 John Karley, #18 Jason Keen, #15 T.J. Marshall, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #6 Adrian Donkers, #12 Darren Dryden, #21 Chris Milwain, #57 Steve Trendell, #38 Dustin Hood, #29 Daryl Henwood (DNF), #14 Jerrid Morphy (DNF), #33 Ian Burney, #44 Rick Schuur (DNF), #92 Brian Atkinson (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #27 Kevin Albers, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #49 Dave Bailey, #76 Shawn Arnott, #14 Rob Istead, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #41 Chad Corcoran, #74 Kelsey Lamont, #37 Jeff Bean

Thunder Car Heat #3: #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #49 Dave Bailey, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat#4 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #41 Chad Corcoran, #37 Jeff Bean, #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #49 dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob Istead, #41 Chad Corcoran, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNF), #8 Steve Perry (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #2 Rick Burbridge, #21 Matt Pritiko, #27 Doug Pokupec, #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #07 Todd Campbell, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #58 Paul Dudnick

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #27x Mat Box, #56 Robbie Thompson, #23 Jake Ott, #15 Matt Lockwood, #36 Trevor Monaghan, #38 Bill Pearsall, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model Heat #3 : #21 Matt Pritiko, #17 Nick Roth, #83 Dale Shaw, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #27 Doug Pokupec, #2 Rick Burbridge, #07 Todd Campbell, #58 Paul Dudnick

Late Model Heat #4 : #56 Robbie Thompson, #37 David Elliott, #27x Mat Box, #15 Matt Lockwood, #23 Jake Ott, #36 Trevor Monaghan, #74 Al Bowman, #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF)

Late Model Feature : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #21 Matt Pritiko, #2 Rick Burbridge, #27 Doug Pokupec, #15 Matt Lockwood, #17 Nick Roth, #36 Trevor Monaghan, #07 Todd Campbell, #58 Paul Dudnick, #23 Jake Ott (DNF), #74 Al Bowman, #56 Robbie Thompson (DNF), #27x Mat Box, #9 Jeff Ruddy (DNF), #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF)

Final Grisdale Triple Crown Points

1. Matt Pritiko 359
2. David Elliott 356
3. dale Shaw 348
4. Rick Burbridge 329
5. Robbie Thompson 329
6. Nick Roth 327
7. Matt Lockwood 322
8. Doug Pokupec 319
9. Paul Dudnick 304
10. Al Bowman 293
11. Shawn Chenoweth 218
12. Jake Ott 214
13. Todd Campbell 200
14. Mat Box 104
15. Trevor Monaghan 103
16. Brent Wheller 103
17. Jeff Ruddy 97
18. Bill Pearsall 92

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Chenoweth, Elliott, Pearsall, Neely & Batty All Winners At Flamboro Speedway

Chenoweth, Elliott, Pearsall, Neely & Batty All Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer -  The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets and the Ontario Pro Challenge made a return visit to Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past Saturday and the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks had a rare night off. Some exciting action was witnessed by the great crowd out to enjoy a beautiful night of weather at Hamilton’s asphalt arena.

Action got underway at 6:30 with heat races. Winners included, Bill Pearsall and Craig Shaver in the Pro 4 Modifieds, in Thunder Cars, Shawn Chenoweth won two with Brad Collison and Rob Istead also winning, Dale Shaw and David Elliott were victorious in the Late Models, Dale Wilson and Mike Westwood picked up wins in the Ontario Pro Challenge series while Adam Racine and Barry Dunn picked up heat wins with Adrian Stahle winning the Can Am Midget B Feature.

After a brief intermission we got right into the features. Mike Gilmour lined up along side Kevin Albers as they took green in the 25 lap Thunder Car feature. Shawn Arnott got by early and started to put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. Shawn Chenoweth of Plattsville, managed to track him down and got passed on lap 13 to take the lead and pick up another feature victory.

Late Models were next to hit the track for their 25 lap main event. Jeff Ruddy and Rick Burbridge were on the pole for this one. Dale Shaw and David Elliott were just three points apart, atop the Late Model standings going into the race. Shaw was charging hard to make his way to the front but got involved with leader Jeff Ruddy on the backstretch and both cars went around bringing out the caution. Shaw was able to continue but Ruddy had to retire to the pits. This enabled Elliott to take the lead as Shaw had to take up spot at the back of the pack. Tried as he would, Shaw couldn’t make up the lost positions and Elliott (of Ancaster) held off the pack to pick up the feature win.

The Pro 4 Modifieds lined up for their 15 lap feature race. Dan Petit and Josh Lassaline were on the pole and Lassaline, who has been gaining valuable experience started to make some distance between himself and the rest of the pack as the green flew and the race progressed. Bill Pearsall was being held back and looked like a cork in a bottle at times. Once he burst out from the pack he quickly gained on Lassaline. A caution when Aaron Turkey took a hard lick into the turn one wall brought out a caution. That’s all Pearsall needed and the veteran dominated from there on out and picked up another impressive feature win. Nice to hear how happy and appreciative he was in victory lane. Nice win Bill and that moves him into first place in the current Pro 4 Modified standings.

Seventeen Can Am Midgets hit the track for their 25 lap feature and as Josh Paxton used to say, “Only the best go four abreast” and the Midgets did just that as they saluted the crowd prior to taking the green flag. Four cars didn’t make the call for the feature and that was almost five. Apparently Tyler Turnbull lost an engine in practice but the team scrambled and changed the engine so he could make it out. Chris Holman and Tyler Turnbull were on the front row for this one. An early caution on lap one as several cars in the middle of the pack stacked up sending them to the rear of the field. Rookie Craig Pitchell spun in turn one on lap 9 bringing out another caution. Holman was leading till that point but as the field was back to even and he was unable to hold off Darren McLennan and he was the new leader followed closely by Rob Neely. With just two laps to go three cars were involved in a mishap in turn four and that brought out the caution setting up a green, white, checkered finish. Another caution on the restart kept everyone on the edge of their seats waiting to see how this one would turn out. McLennan tried hard to make a move around the veteran Neely but it just wasn’t meant to be as Neely (of Milton) crossed the line first.

The final race of the night was the 30 lap feature for the Ontario Pro Challenge. Dale Wilson and Kyle Batty were on the point for this race. Just two laps in, veteran Tim Norris who has owned Flamboro over the years spun to the infield. As he tried to renter the racing surface his car came to a stop and the caution flew. The starter disqualified Norris and he was sent to the pits. A tight battle for quite a few laps after the restart between Wilson, Dennis Thomson and Josh Nicholson until Wilson’s car let out a lot of smoke and oil from turn four all the way around to the exit in turn two. This brought a lengthy delay as the track was cleaned. On the restart, Batty took the lead and battle with Thomson. Two cautions, one on lap 19 the other on 25 tightened the pack. Batty managed to hold off the veteran Thomson and Batty, a Stouffville native, picked up the feature win.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Please make plans to join us this Saturday, August 16th for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. The 3rd and final round of the Grisdale Racing Products Triple Crown for Late Models, with a champion being crowned. Also on hand, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and they will be joined by our regular weekly divisions, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ray s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the gate times, schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #38 Bill Pearsall, #8 Craig Shaver, #23 Linc Erison, #10 A.J. Emms, #58 Aaron Turkey, #93 Dan Petit, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #24 Josh Lassaline, #91 Robert Mercer, #15 Dan Nanticoke

Pro 4 Modified #2 : #8 Craig Shaver, #38 Bill Pearsall, #10 A.J. Emms, #24 Josh Lassaline, #68 Aaron Turkey, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit, #91 Robert Mercer (DNF), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #38 Bill Pearsall, #24 Josh Lassaline, #23 Linc Erison, #8 Craig Shaver, #93 Dan Petit, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #10 A.J. Emms, #68 Aaron Turkey (DNF), #91 Robert Mercer (DNS), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #13 Brad Collison, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob Istead, #41 Chad Corcoran, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #3: #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat#4 : #14 Rob Istead, #13 Brad Collison, #33 Mike Gilmour, #41 Chad Corcoran, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #49 Dave Bailey, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #41 Chad Corcoran, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #14 Rob Istead (DNF), #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNS)

Can Am Midget Heat #1 : #37 Adam Racine, #16 Chris Holman, #99 Daniel Bois, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #20 Rob DiVenanzo, #49 Lucas Smith, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #6 Craig Pitchell, #3 Todd Creswell (DNF), #94 Ryan Fraser (DNF), #22 Chris Bauman (DNS)

Can Am Midget Heat #2 : #63 Barry Dunn, #40 Mack Deman, #74 Rob Neely, #12 David Balych, #48 Darren McLennan, #43 Adrian Stahle, #44 Tom Kyle, #14 Dylon Smith, #7 Jeff Blackburn (DNS), #4 Josh Shantz (DNS)

Can Am Midget B Feature : #43 Adrian Stahle, #49 Lucas Smith, #44 Tom Kyle, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #14 Dylon Smith, #6 Craig Pitchell

Can Am Midget Feature : #74 Rob Neely, #48 Darren McLennan, #40 Mack DeMan, #16 Chris Holman, #37 Adam Racine, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #12 David Balych, #49 Lucas Smith, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #63 Barry Dunn, #14 Dylon Smith, #6 Craig Pitchell, #20 Rob DiVenanzo, #3 Todd Cresswell, #43 Adrian Stahle, #99 Daniel Bois, #44 Tom Kyle, #4 Josh Shantz (DNS), #7 Jeff Blackburn (DNS), #94 Ryan Fraser (DNS), #22 Chris Bauman (DNS)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #3 Dale Wilson, #38 Kyle Batty, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #6 Dan Alder, #33 Brian Steffanis, #14 Tim Shanahan, #8 Peter Hattin

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #91 Mike Westwood, #66 Josh Nicholson, #02 Dennis Thomson, #88 Tim Norris, #24 Justin Billington, #20 Mike Taylor (DNF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #38 Kyle Batty, #02 Dennis Thomson, #66 Josh Nicholson, #91 Mike Westwood, #33 Brian Steffanis, #24 Justin Billington, #8 Peter Hattin, #14 Tim Shanahan, #6 Dan Alder, #3 Dale Wilson (DNF), #00 Ken Lillycrop (DNF), #20 Mike Taylor (DNS), #88 Tim Norris (DQ)

Late Model Heat #1 : #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman, #17 Nick Roth (DNF)

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman, #61 Brent Wheller (DNS), #17 Nick Roth (DNS)

Late Model Feature : #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #83 Dale Shaw, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman, #9 Jeff Ruddy (DNF), #17 Nick Roth (DNF)

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Aicken, Taylor, Chenoweth, Keen And Elliott Win On Kids Night At Flamboro

Aicken, Taylor, Chenoweth, Keen And Elliott Win On Kids Night At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer - It was the Annual Kids Ride Night at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past Saturday and the weather which looked to be threatening earlier in the afternoon turned out great has hundreds of excited kids and their parents descended on the front straight for a chance to get some laps in a real race car. Donations to the McMaster Children’s Hospital were accepted as the kids went through the gate and onto to the track. Thanks to everyone for their donations and to all the racers that donated their time and race cars to drive the kids around the 1/3 mile oval.

Racing got underway at 6:30pm with double qualifying heats for Flamboro’s home divisions. Winners included, Pure Stocks, Shawn Taylor with two, Mini Stocks, Hudson Nagy, Mike Holmes and Mark DaSilva with two, Thunder Cars, Shawn Chenoweth, Dave Bailey, Shawn Arnott and Brad Collison, Canadian Vintage Modifieds, Jason Keen and Daryl Henwood and in the Late Models, Dale Shaw and David Elliott.

During the intermission, there were numerous prizes given away. Kids were given a ticket when they entered and Kids Ride Prize List included, 3 Gift Cards courtesy of Courtney Scott & Mike Larkin, Goodie Bags courtesy of Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop, Gift cards & Flamboro Speedway hats courtesy of John ‘Crash’ Myers, Mark DaSilva & Leggat Cadillac in Burlington, Disney “Cars” backpacks courtesy of Amy and Emily Vigna-staff in the pit food concession, Disney ” Cars” Frisbees courtesy of driver Rodney Rutherford and 2 Kids Bikes courtesy of Flamboro Speedway. Thanks to everyone for their time and for the great prizes.

The Pure Stocks had their feature first. Matt Young and Wayde Thorne were on the poll for this one. Thorne led lap one but Shawn Taylor took the lead on lap two. After a huge cloud of steam or smoke in the 76 car during kids rides, the night looked like it may not go Taylor’s way. But he got the problem corrected and won both heats and got the lead in the feature. Taylor got out to a nice lead but Gillian Hils tracked him down and made it interesting throughout the 15 lap race. At the finish Taylor and Hils made it a drag race to the line with Taylor picking up the win by less than a car length.

Mini Stocks were up next with Ashley Holmes and Rick Robinson up front for the 25 lap race. The top two in points, Russ Aicken and Mike Holmes were seventh and thirteenth in the lineup respectively. Hudson Nagy, who sits third in points in his rookie season took the lead followed closely by Aicken. Nagy has really looked good this season and managed to hold off Aicken until lap 10 when the 71 car got by. Nagy wasn’t about to give up however and stayed on Aicken’s bumper. A caution on lap 13 when Chad Corcoran’s car came to a stop in turn four. Another caution a lap later once again brought the pack back to even. Aicken shot out to the lead again but Nagy was right there sticking to his bumper followed closely by Mike Holmes and Mark Klotz. At the finish it was Aicken taking the checkered flag with Nagy very close behind.

The Thunder Cars hit the track next with Bobby Mercer and Kevin Albers on the point. Albers and Mercer were battling for the lead and coming out of two Mercer slid into the infield on his own and flames were coming from underneath the car. The red flag came down and after a brief stoppage Mercer had his car going again to the delight of the fans in attendance. Kevin Albers was now in the lead followed closely by Shawn Chenoweth. On lap 9, Chenoweth got by Albers coming out of turn four to take the lead. He managed to build a fairly good lead and took the checkered flag.

Dale Shaw and David Elliott led the Late Models on to the track for their 25 lap feature. The cars put on a great battle as Shaw led early with Elliott taking over a few laps in. Rick Burbridge and Nick Roth also battled each other hard throughout. David Elliott crossed the line first and picked up the feature win.

The last race of the night was for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Daryl Henwood and Rick Schurr led the field of 15 cars to green in the 25 lap main event. The race ran pretty much caution free and Henwood was out front. By lap 20 Jason Keen had tracked down Henwood and set up for an interesting finish. A caution came out as the 33 car went around in turns one and dropped some fluid. With two laps remaining Keen made his move and got by Henwood and took the checkered flag.

Nice to see a few new faces and some “old” faces return on the night. Mark Thorne, father Of Wayde, made his debut at Flamboro in the #95 Pure Stock. Veteran racer Brad Rodwell made his 2014 debut in the #87 Thunder Car and always nice to see Phil Shaw back in a Vintage Modified. Shaw was a dominant for many years in the #0 car and was in for Adrian Donkers tonight in the #6. Nice to see some drivers out that race part time, Keara Corcoran, Rick Schwartzenburg, Chad Corcoran, David Elliott, Brent Wheller and Jeff Bean. Hope that some drivers who had some hard luck tonight back out, Bill Rutherford, Chad Corcoran, Kevin Gallant and Mike Williams in the CVM didn’t have good luck tonight.

Big thanks to Adam Ross for filling in as announcer tonight. A former racer in the Vintage Modifieds series, Ross writes for Dirt Track Digest and is an announcer on the NASCAR Canadian Tire series.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Please make plans to join us this Saturday, August 9th for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. The Lucas Oil Canadian Can-Am Midgets and the Ontario Pro Challenge series invade Flamboro Speedway and will be joined by our regular weekly divisions, the Grisdale Late Models, the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the gate times, schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #17 Blair Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #26 Mark Klotz, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #17 Blair Mayhew (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #26 Mark Klotz, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature : #71 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #13 Mike Holmes, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #26 Mark Klotz, #03 Jake Gilbert, #42 Rick Robinson, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #62 Ashley Holmes (DNF), #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #17 Blair Mayhew (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #7 Matt Young, #00 Bill Rutherford, #6 Wayde Thorne, #31 Keara Corcoran (DNF), #95 Mark Thorne (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #31 Keara Corcoran, #95 Mark Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford (DNS)

Pure Stock Feature : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #95 Mark Thorne, #31 Keara Corcoran, #00 Bill Rutherford (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #8 Mike Gilmour, #41 Bruce Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #49 Dave Bailey, #13 Brad Collison, #37 Jeff Bean, #87 Brad Rodwell, #31 Kevin Gallant (DNF), Steve Perry (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #3: #76 Shawn Arnott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Kevin Albers, #8 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Bruce Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat#4 : #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #3 Kevin Gallant, #37 Jeff Bean, #87 Brad Rodwell, Steve Perry (DNS)

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Kevin Albers, #49 Dave Bailey, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Bruce Wheller, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #87 Brad Rodwell (DNF), #31 Kevin Gallant (DNF), Steve Perry (DNS)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #18 Jason Keen, #00 Ron Easton, #19 John Karley, #6 Phil Shaw, #12 Darren Dryden, #99 Rick Jones, #14 Jerrid Morphy, #7 Mike Williams (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #29 Daryl Henwood, #92 Brian Atkinson, #57 Steve Trendell, #44 Rick Schurr, #47 Patrick Reulens, #5 Ian McIntyre, #38 Dustin Hood, #33 Ian Burney

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #18 Jason Keen, #57 Steve Trendell, #29 Daryl Henwood, #00 Ron Easton, #92 Brian Atkinson, #19 John Karley, #47 Patrick Reulens, #6 Phil Shaw, #12 Darren Dryden, #44 Rick Schurr, #5 Ian McIntyre, #99 Rick Jones, #14 Jerrid Morphy, #38 Dustin Hood, #33 Ian Burney, #7 Mike Williams (DNS)

Late Model Heat #1 : #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #17 Nick Roth, #61 Brent Wheller, #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #74 Al Bowman (DNF)

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #61 Brent Wheller, #17 Nick Roth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #74 Al Bowman (DNS)

Late Model Feature : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #61 Brent Wheller, #74 Al Bowman

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Dale Shaw Picks Up Win in APC 100 At Flamboro Speedway

Dale Shaw Picks Up Win in APC 100 At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer - Round Four of the APC Six-Pack Challenge for Flamboro/Delaware Late Models was the main event this past Saturday at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.

Rain delayed the start of racing action but 17 eager Late Model drivers were raring and ready to go. The Thunder Cars had the night off after completing in the fourth round of their APC Six-Pack Challenge last night at Delaware Speedway. In their place, the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets were on hand and were joined by the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro Four Modifieds.

The afternoon got underway with Time Trials for the Late Models. Veteran Gary Elliott led off with a time of 16.678. Six drivers later, Flamboro’s Dale Shaw set the fast time with a 15.611. Jamie Cox of Delaware Speedway would better that time with a 15.573 and would manage to hold on to that time and be the fast car on the night.

The Pure Stocks were up first for their heat race and was a barn burner from the drop of the green flag. Andy Wheller and Gillian Hils battled bumper to bumper and door to door for all ten laps. They would exchange the lead several times and were never more that a car length behind the other. As the checkered flag flew, Hils edged Wheller by a half car length. Mini Stock heat wins went to Russ Aicken and Mark Klotz. The Pro 4 Modified heat win went to veteran Bill Pearsall. The Can Am Midgets had twenty cars on hand and ran some exciting heats with wins going to Lucas Smith and Adrian Stahle. The B Feature win went to Chris Holman.

After a brief intermission, feature racing got underway with the Pure Stocks. Bill Rutherford and Andy Wheller were on the pole for this one and Wheller got out to a quick lead early. Once again, as in the heat, Gillian Hils tracked down Wheller and the two made a repeat of the race earlier in the evening. Battling once again for most of the 15 laps, neither driver was willing to give an inch. It came down to the final lap with the two drivers banging away and inching along side by side. Coming out of turn four, Hils seemed to bobble slightly and lost the momentum and Wheller managed to take the win by a car length.

Mini Stocks were up next with Jake Gilbert and Mark DaSilva on the pole. At the beginning of the night, Mike Holmes held a 24 point lead on Russ Aicken in the point standings. Aiken won his heat earlier with Holmes was second, so basically no change entering the feature. Aicken took up fifth in the starting order while Holmes, who was last weeks feature winner, started tail in 17th spot. Hudson Nagy led the first six laps but couldn’t hold off a hard charge by the veteran Aicken. The New Hamburg resident was out front with Holmes on his bumper throughout. Holmes, who travels from London every week, seemed to bide his time as he got close several times. On the last lap, entering turns 3-4, Holmes made his move and got around Aicken to take the checkered flag for yet another exciting Mini Stock feature finish. Make sure you check the website to see the up to date point standings!

The Late Models were next and they lined up on the front straight for driver introductions. A dice roll of 9 meant an inversion so that put rookie Matt Lockwood on the pole with Nick Roth along side. As the green flag flew, a spin by Al Bowman brought out a caution and complete restart. Lockwood was putting on a clinic early building a fairly big lead early and would hold it until a caution on lap 44 brought the field back to even. It was the Rookie vs Veteran as Lockwood was along side Robbie Thompson. The two battled hard and were even for several laps until they got tangled and both went around. The starter gave the #56 of Thompson the black flag so they both would head to the rear of the field. Mark Watson was the new leader and he held on for a few laps. On lap 47, current APC points leader Shawn Thompson got involved with Adam Quarrie and Doug Pokupec heading out of turn two. Dale Shaw and Matt Pritiko were battling Watson hard and as the cars reached half way, Shaw had taken over the lead followed closely by Pritiko, Watson, Jeff Ruddy and David Elliott. Shaw and Pritiko battled it out over the next thirty laps until lap 90 when a caution came out and tightened the field. Another caution one lap later when Lockwood and Pokupec got tangled. Lap 95 saw Ruddy and Robbie Thompson bring out a caution and another on the restart when Ruddy got involved with the other Thompson, Shawn…ending their night. Lap 97 saw the hood of David Elliott’s car start to flap and out came a caution. Elliott made a qucik pit stop to have it removed and he made it out for the restart. a green, white, checkered finish make it interesting as Dale Shaw held off Matt Pritiko for the checkered flag. Rick Burbridge came home third followed by Mark Watson and Nick Roth to complete the top five.

The Pro 4 Modifieds were on track for their 15 lap feature with Robert Mercer and Mike Westwood up front. Westwood got out to a big lead early and would hold it until his car retired to the pits with mechanical problems with Robert Mercer taking the lead. On lap 12, Mercer too seemed to have something go south on his car as he spun out and hit the turn one wall and his night was done. Craig Shaver and Bill Pearsall would battle for the rest of the race and Shaver, the current points leader in the Pro Four’s (Shaver 372-Pearsall 369) held off Pearsall to take the checkered flag.

The last race of the night was the 25 lap feature for the Can Am Midgets. Mack Deman, the current point leader at the start of the night was a car to watch as he had won the previous three features and four on the season. Todd Cresswell and Lucas Smith were on the pole for a field of 18 cars. The veteran Cresswell held the lead for the first 13 laps but an amazing pass by Smith heading into turns 3-4 and would build up a half straightaway lead and picked up his second feature win of the year. Deman came home third.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Please make plans to join us this Saturday, August 2nd for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. It’s the Annual KID’S Ride Night!! Between 5pm and 6pm, for a donation of a toonie in support of the McMaster Childrens Hospital in Hamilton, your child will be taken for a spin on our 1/3 mile oval track in a race car, receive a McMaster happy face sticker and a ticket for a draw during intermission for gift cards and Flamboro hats. These items are courtesy of John ”Crash” Myers and Mark DaSilva of Leggat Cadillac in Burlington. The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds will be joined by our regular weekly divisions, the Grisdale Late Models, the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks.

Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 630pm. Kid’s Ride Night between 5pm and 6pm.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #26 Mark Klotz, #12 Darren Dryden, #97 Blair Wickett, #37 Phil Salvian, #7 Derek Demont, #17 Blair Mayhew, #42 Rick Robinson, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #7 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #26 Mark Klotz, #97 Blair Wickett, #12 Darren Dryden, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #01 Mark DaSilvam #37 Phil Salvian, #62 Ashley Holmes, #42 Rick Robinson, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #05 Dave Goodacre, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #17 Blair Mayhew, #7 Derek Demont

Pure Stock Heat : #32 Gillian Hils, 331 Andy Wheller, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #7 Matt Young, #64 Jaeger McMaster, #29 Rob Fountain, #76 Sam Taylor, #44 Sam Heibein

Pure Stock Feature : #32 Gillian Hils, #31 Andy Wheller, #6 Wayde Thorne (P), #76 Sam Taylor, #00 Bill Rutherford, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #29 Rob Fountain, #44 Sam Heibein, #7 Matt Young (DQ)

Pro 4 Modified Heat : #38 Bill Pearsall, #8 Craig Shaver, #68 Mike Westwood, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #91 Robert Mercer, #24 Josh Lassline, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #63 Mark Lucas (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #38 Bill Pearsall, #24 Josh Lassaline, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #93 Dan Petit, #23 Linc Erison, #91 Robert Mercer (DNF), #9 Brian Nanticoke (DNF), #68 Mike Westwood (DNF)

Can Am Midget Heat #1 : #49 Lucas Smith, #94 Ryan Fraser, #4 Craig Mackereth, #12 David Balych, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #16 Chris Holman, #14 Dylon Smith, #24 Al Smith, #99 Daniel Bois, #37 Adam Racine (DNF)

Can Am Midget Heat #2 : #43 Adrian Stahle, #3 Todd Cresswell, #74 Rob Neely, #48 Darren McLennan, #40 Mack Deman, #20 Rob DiVenanzo, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #64 Dave Hickson, #22 Chris Bauman

Can Am Midget B Feature : #16 Chris Holman, #20 Rob DiVenanzo, #14 Dylon Smith, #64 Dave Hickson, #24 Al Smith, #22 Chris Bauman, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #99 Daniel Bois

Can Am Midget Feature : #49 Lucas Smith, #3 Todd Cresswell, #40 Mack Deman, #43 Adrian Stahle, #48 Darren McLennan, #37 Adam Racine, #94 Ryan Fraser, #74 Rob Neely, #20 Rob DiVenanzo, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #22 Chris Bauman, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #4 Craig Mackereth, #14. Dylon Smith, #64 Dave Hickson, #24 Al Smith, #16 Chris Holman, #12 David Balych, #99 Daniel Bois (DNS), #63 Barry Dunn (DNS), #84 Tyler Turnbull (DNS)

Late Model 100 Lap Feature : #83 Dale Shaw, #21 Matt Pritiko, #2 Rick Burbridge, #3 Mark Watson, #17 Nick Roth, #15 Matt Lockwood, #56 Robbie Thompson, #39 Brady Smith, #51 Philip Nyssen, #27 Doug Pokupec, #37 David Elliott, #9 Jeff Ruddy (DNF), #72 Shawn Thompson (DNF), #6 Adam Quarrie (DNF), #22 Jamie Cox (DNF), #74 Al Bowman (DNF), #36 Gary Elliott (DNF)

Late Model Time Trials (Fast Lap)

22 Jamie Cox (15.573)
83 Dale Shaw (15.611)
37 David Elliott (15.731)
3 Mark Watson (15.768)
2 Rick Burbridge (15.783)
21 Matt Pritiko (15.785)
56 Robbie Thompson (15.796)
17 Nick Roth (15.839)
15 Matt Lockwood (15.901)
9 Jeff Ruddy (15.961)
6 Adam Quarrie (16.000)
51 Philip Nyssen (16.014)
39 Brady Smith (16.037)
72 Shawn Thompson (16.299)
36 Gary Elliott (16.678)
74 Al Bowman (17.103)
27 Doug Pokupec (no time)

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challenge July 25th

Shawn Chenoweth finished second overall for the evening!!

Read Story at https://delawarespeedway.com/vintage-night-recap-classic-cars-take-over-historic-half-mile

Time Trials

5th-#89 Shawn Chenoweth 21.102, 9th-#27 Kevin Albers 21.296, 13th-#13 Brad Collison 21.464, 16th-#31 Kevin Gallant 21.668, 19th-#76 Shawn Arnott 21.754, 20th-#8 Steve perry 21.885, 24th-#33 Mike Gilmour 22.309, 26th-#5 Linda Stenhouse 23.217

Feature #1- 3rd-#89 Shawn Chenoweth, 11th-#27 Kevin Albers, 14th-#8 Steve Perry, 16th-#76 Shawn Arnott, 17th-#13 Brad Collison, 18th-#33 Mike Gilmour, 20th-#31 Kevin Gallant, 24th-#5 Linda Stenhouse

Feature #2-4th-#89 Shawn Chenoweth, 7th-#27 Kevin Albers, 11th-#13 Brad Collison, 13th-#8 Steve Perry. 15th-#33 Mike Gilmour, 19th-#5 Linda Stenhouse, 20th-#31 Kevin Gallant (DNF), 23rd-#76 Shawn Arnott (DNF)

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McGlynn, Chenoweth, Lawrence And Holmes Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

McGlynn, Chenoweth, Lawrence And Holmes Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer - After experiencing such great weather all season long, the good luck finally came to and end this past weekend as Mother Nature won out out over racing and the program was postponed until Sunday afternoon at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.

The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series presented by Meinike Car Care Centers were on hand for the second of their four 100 lap race events this season. Also on the schedule, Round Three of the Flamboro/Delaware APC Six Pack Challenge for Thunder Cars. The Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks were on hand as well Sunday but due to scheduling conflicts the Ontario Pro Challenge and Canadian Vintage Modifieds were unable to make the Sunday program.

The afternoon got underway with Time Trials after showers from the early afternoon had passed and the track was dry. A field of twenty one Thunder Cars were first to qualify. Dave Bailey, Shae Gemmell, Branden Verhoeven and Brad Collison all took turns setting the fast time but Shawn Chenoweth would prove to be the fastest on this day with a time of 16.967. Chenoweth would be the only Thunder Car to get below 17 seconds and he would go into the afternoon leading Shae Gemmell of Delaware Speedway by just four points, 391 to 387. The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series followed the Thunder Cars with fourteen cars ready to see who could crack into the ‘Fast Five’ draw. Tim Tolton set the fast time early at 17.040 but several cars would crack the 16 second mark including Josh Wood, Brennan Didero and current points leader Kevin Allen. The final two cars would show that the best was saved until last as Jake Ott set the fast time to that point at 16.716. Last car on the track was Shawn McGlynn. His first lap set the fast time but he went a bit faster on lap two and set the fast time of the day at 16.538 to complete qualifying and head right into a short session of heat races, just two for the Mini Stocks. Ken Stenhouse and Russ Aicken took the checkered flags in the ten lap qualifiers and we would head directly into the first 25 lap Thunder Car feature.

The top two times in qualifying went to a couple of Flamboro regulars, Shawn Chenoweth of Plattsville and Brad Collison of Cambridge, sponsored by London Recreational Concrete Pools and Spas. Collison led lap one but his teammate Chenoweth took over and wouldn’t relinquish the lead for the the next 25 laps. As Chenoweth increased his lead, the real battle was for second through fourth as “The Ice Man’ Brad Collison battled hard the entire race with Verhoeven and “The Flying Farmer” Kevin Gallant. The top five at the checkered flag were, Chenoweth, Collison, Verhoeven, Gallant and Kevin Albers.

The Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks made a quick turnaround and took to the track for their 25 lap main event. Last week’s feature winner Darren Dryden was missing from this week’s lineup. Nice to see Scott Simmons, Rich Schwartzenburg and Billy Schwartzenberg back for the afternoon. Billy has been tearing up tracks around the province in his #86 Spira Mustang but on this day would take out the #2 of Mark Dennis. A couple of young guns were on the point as Jake Gilbert and Hudson Nagy led the field to green. Nagy has been having a strong rookie season, led for the first 11 laps. The two cars most people are watching these days because of their weekly battles, Mike Holmes in the #13 and Russ Aicken in the #71 made their way to the front quick. Holmes started sixth and Aicken started at the back in 14th place. On lap 12, Holmes who resides in London, Ontario, made it past the young Nagy and would hold off the field to pick up another feature win. Aicken made his way through the field and ended up finishing third behind Scott Simmons.

It was intermission time and the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup cars lined up on the front straight. The ‘Fast Five’ drivers were paired with a young fan and would make the draw to see where they would start the 100 lap feature. The top five qualifiers were Shawn McGlynn, Jake “The Juice Box” Ott, Josh Wood, Brennan Didero and Kevin Allen. The draw would shake things up and after the draw the front five went, Josh Wood, Brennan Didero, Jake Ott, Shawn McGlynn and Kevin Allen. The green flag flew and early on it appeared the Ott would be in some trouble. He got mixed up with another car and fell back to almost mid pack. He would battle his way back all night however as the race continued. After that early near mishap, the race ran clean and we had 70 laps of continuous green flag racing. That streak was broken as the #70 of Ben Charbonneau went around in turn four. By this time McGlynn had built up a healthy lead losing some of his closest competitors in lapped traffic. As McGlynn was distancing himself, the real battle was for second through fourth as Didero, Allen and Ott made it interesting. Another caution on lap 95 as the #18 of Chad McGlynn spun in turn four. Cautions seemed to breed cautions as on the restart the yellow cam out once again as a chain reaction incident heading into turn three collected several cars including points leader Kevin Allen. The car that seemed to benefit most was the #60 of Jake Ott as he avoided the mess and moved into second place. Two laps later another caution would set up a green-white-checker race to the finish. As the cars took the checkered flag, Shawn McGlynn of Kitchener, Ontario came home first followed by Ott, Didero, Dave Connelly and Mike Nelson.

The final feature of the night was the second 25 lap race for the APC Thunder Car Challenge. All lead lap cars from the first feature were inverted so that meant Steve Perry and Dave Bailey would start on the point for this one. The race went clean for the first 18 laps but on the 19th trip around the front two cars of Perry and Shawn Arnott got a bit squirrely and the field piled up behind them. Nine cars were involved in this mess bringing out an extended caution. Seven of the top eight cars were now at or near the back. Jordan Lawrence of Delaware Speedway found himself in the top spot as he managed to avoid the wreck. Lawrence wasn’t so lucky the last trip in to Flamboro as a similar crash in turn two saw Lawrence go off on the back of a tow truck. As the cars took the green with five laps to go Lawrence, in enemy territory had to hold off former Flamboro Thunder Car champion “Killer” Kevin Albers. Albers battled Lawrence hard but wasn’t able to complete the pass and Lawrence came across first. It was the first ever Thunder Car/Super Stock feature event win for the 18 year old London resident. Albers came home second followed by Steve Cashmore, Shawn Chenoweth and Dave Bailey completed the top five. As the numbers were tallied for the two 25 lap features on the night, Shawn Chenoweth was the overall winner, holding onto his points lead in the APC Six Pack Challenge series. Round Four goes this Friday night, July 25th at Delaware Speedway near London.

Jesse Kennedy (#10) of Oneida, Ontario won the APC Late Model Six-Pack 100 lap event on Friday evening at Delaware Speedway in a nail-biter of an event. Dale Shaw was the top Flamboro car finishing third, a mere 00.368 seconds behind the winner Kennedy. Shaw was also the top Flamboro car in time trials, qualifying fourth. Check this link for the full story, https://delawarespeedway.com/kennedy-wins-apc-six-pack-round-3-powell-denied-again. See full Flamboro results below. Round Four of the six pack series goes this Saturday night at Flamboro!

Please make plans to join us this Saturday, July 25th for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. As mentioned above, the fourth race of the APC Delaware/Flamboro Late Model challenge takes place with a 100 lap feature event. The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets will be joined by our regular weekly divisions, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro Four Modifieds.

Pit gates open at 2pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Time Trials will be run at 5pm for the APC Late Model challange as well.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #36 Hudson Nagy, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #50 Chad Corcoran, #2 Billy Schwartzenburg, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #10 Courtney Scott

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons (*DQ), #71 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (*J), #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #10 Courtney Scott, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #2 Billy Schwartzenburg (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #13 Brad Collison, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #31 Kevin Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #3 Shae Gemmell, #78 Jordan Lawrence, #51 Matt Robblee, #76 Shawn Arnott, #77 Darrell Lake, #49 Dave Bailey, #8 Steve Perry, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Brent Wheller, #55 Gary Adriaensen, #18 Adam Swales, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #29 Steve Cashmore (DNF), #17 Kenny McNicol (DNF), #16 Kathleen Hosang (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #78 Jordan Lawrence, #27 Kevin Albers, #29 Steve Cashmore, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #8 Steve Perry, #13 Brad Collison, #33 Mike Gilmour, #51 Matt Robblee, #77 Darrell Lake, #76 Shawn Arnott, #3 Shae Gemmell, #31 Kevin Gallant, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #55 Gary Adriaensen, #41 Brent Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #7 Bobby Mercer (DNF), #17 Kenny McNicol (DNF), #16 Kathleen Hosang (DNF)

Thunder Car Overall Nightly Finish : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Kevin Albers, #78 Jordan Lawrence, #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #31 Kevin Gallant, #51 Matt Robblee, #3 Shae Gemmell, #8 Steve Perry, #76 Shawn Arnott, #77 Darrell Lake, #33 Mike Gilmour, #29 Steve Cashmore, #41 Brent Wheller, #55 Gary Adriaensen, #7 Bobby Mercer, #18 Adam Swales, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #17 Kenny McNicol, #16 Kathleen Hosang

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Feature : #81 Shawn McGlynn, #60 Jake Ott, #24 Brennan Didero, #82 Dave Connelly, #85 Mike Nelson, #66 Josh Wood, #54 Kevin Allen, #48 Doug Cathcart, #18 Chad McGlynn, #31 John Schwemler, #8 Adam Martin, #70 Ben Charbonneau, #3 Tim Tolton (DNF), #6 Jeremy Coulter (DNF)

Thunder Car Time Trials (Fast Lap)

89 – Shawn Chenoweth (16.967)
13 – Brad Collison (17.093)
7x – Branden Verhoeven (17.134)
78 – Jordan Lawrence (17.154)
31 – Kevin Gallant (17.171)
27 – Kevin Albers (17.197)
3 – Shae Gemmell (17.259)
51 – Matt Robblee (17.268)
49 – Dave Bailey (17.310)
77 – Darrell Lake ( 17.331)
76 – Shawn Arnott (17.423)
7 – Bobby Mercer (17.438)
29 – Steve Cashmore (17.501)
33 – Mike Gilmour (17.588)
55 – Gary Adriansen (17.652)
8 – Steve Perry (17.674)
5 – Linda Stenhouse (17.821)
18 – Adam Swales (17.888)
16 – Kathleen Hosang (17.894)
41 – Brent Wheller (18.384)
17 – Kenny McNichol (19.003)

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials (Fast Lap)

81 – Shawn McGlynn (16.538)
60 – Jake Ott (16.716)
66 – Josh Wood (16.870)
24 – Brennan Didero (16.926)
54 – Kevin Allen (16.877)
18 – Chad McGlynn (17.029)
82 – Dave Connelly (17.030)
3 – Tim Tolton (17.040)
48 – Doug Cathcart (17.056)
31 – John Schwemler (17.205)
6 – Jeremy Coulter (17.280)
70 – Ben Charbonneau (17.339)
85 – Mike Nelson (17.373)
8 – Adam Martin (17.426)

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challenge July 18th

Time Trials

4th- Dale Shaw 18.842, 6th- Shawn Chenoweth 18.917, 15th- Rick Burbridge 19.292, 18th- Jake Ott 19.366

Feature

3rd- Dale Shaw, 9th- Rick Burbridge, 17th- Shawn Chenoweth (DNF), 20th- Jake Ott (DNF)

*- DQ – Disqualified, J – Jump, DNF – Did Not Finish

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Shawn Chenoweth Crowned Mid Season Late Model Champ At Flamboro

Shawn Chenoweth Crowned Mid Season Late Model Champ At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer - Saturday night was the mid way point of the race season at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway and so far it’s been a very exciting one. In the Mini Stock division, Mike Holmes (1095) is leading second place driver Russ Aicken (1073). In the Thunder Car division, The “Ice Man” Brad Collison (1049) leads The “Flying Farmer” Kevin Gallant (1046). In the Pure Stock division, Shawn Taylor (867) leads Gillian Hils (858) and in the Pro 4 Modifieds, Craig Shaver (323) is leading Bill Pearsall (300). The final race, the Late Models will come to a climax tonight. Shawn Chenoweth leads Dale Shaw by a mere 3 points, 647-644.

Tonight there was also a second feature on tap for the Pure Stocks. Pure Stocks, Enduro cars built to our rules, Ohsweken Bombers, Delaware Bone Stocks and Four Fun cars were allowed. Pure Stocks will run a heat and feature for points and payout. An Invitational feature ran at end of the night with the winner getting a paid entry for the October 25th $5000 TO WIN Enduro. Courtney Scott, a regular runner in the Mini Stock division, ran her first night in a Pure Stock while Karl Sault, a regular Ohsweken Bomber driver and past Ohsweken track champion was in the lineup. Rodney Rutherford, who has ran Flamboro in the past was also in a Pure Stock.

The night got under way with heat racing. Gillian Hils took the Pure Stock heat, John Verney, a former Pro 4 regular was back for a visit from his new home in B.C. He took the checkered flag in heat one and Bill Pearsall took heat #2. Mini Stock wins went to Darren Dryden, Mike Holmes and two by Hudson Nagy. Thunder Car wins went to Shawn Chenoweth, Kevin Albers, Brad Collison and Kevin Gallant. Late Model heat wins went to Dale Shaw with two and Shawn Chenoweth with two.

A big thanks to John “Crash” Myers, Mark DaSilva and Leggat Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC in Burlington for donating a new girls and boys bike that were given away to a couple of very excited young race fans. The racing makes fans but great giveaways like this sure excites the kids and fans for life!

Feature racing got under way with the first Pure Stock feature. Bill Rutherford and Wayde Thorne were on the poll. Thorne led lap one but Danny Shantz made quick work and took the lead and led all the way for the win.

Mini Stocks were up next. Rick Robinson and Mark Dennis were up front and were surely looking over their shoulders. The top three drivers in point standings have been waging a fierce battle all season and once the green flag dropped they made their way to the front. Dryden started eighth, Aiken was ninth and Holmes tenth. Hudson Nagy has been showing steady improvement all season. After winning both his heats earlier in the evening, the rookie took the lead on lap 2. He held off the field for 9 laps but the veteran Mike Holmes took over the lead. Holmes, Aiken, Blair Wickett and Nagy battled for a dozen laps. It appeared that Holmes would pick up the win but heading for the white flag, a mishap occurred and Aiken took the lead from Holmes and picked up the feature win. (I personally didn’t see it as I work as race scorer so can’t give a detailed account, my apologies) Mark Klotz, who has been really coming on strong of late had some problems during
practice. At first it was thought to be an engine issue. Klotz, who runs Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop is an expert engine builder and the sponsor of the Mini Stock division. Upon further inspection after the race, Klotz said, “Not an engine problem, we found a small washer that came off carb and got sucked in to the engine. No real damage.” Good news, hope to see you back next week Mark!

Thunder Car feature was next with Rob Istead and Shawn Arnott on the pole. Istead led early but after several tries to take the lead, Kevin Albers finally was successful on lap 15, followed closely by Kevin Gallant. A few laps later, Gallant came to a stop in turn one. He went off on the hook and he had a broken tie rod. Kevin Albers also had some trouble and retired to the pits. On the restart, Shawn Chenoweth took the lead and held off Arnott and Collison for the win.

The Pro 4 Modifieds were up and Josh Lassaline and Linc Erison were on the point. Heading into turn two on the third lap, Aaron Turkey went around and took a hard hit bringing out the caution. On the restart, Lassaline got tangled with another car and went around in turn one. The red flag came out as flames were visible but everyone was ok and Lassaline was able to continue. Bill Pearsall took the lead on the restart and went on to pick up the feature win.

The Late Model feature was up and this was the mid season championship as well as the end of the first half points. Shawn Chenoweth led Dale Shaw by 3 points at the start of the night and a champion would be crowned tonight. (The Late Models will then start over at zero again, check website for details) Rick Burbridge and Nick Roth were on the pole. Before long Chenoweth made his way to the front. He held off a hard charging Burbridge and Shaw and when the points were tallied, Chenoweth edged Dale Shaw by 8 points and was crowned the mid season champion.

The last race of the night was the Invitational Pure Stock feature. Rodney Rutherford took over for Bill Rutherford and was on the pole along side Shawn Taylor. Taylor got out to an early lead but on lap six, Danny Shantz once again proved to be too much and took the lead and went 2 for 2 in features winning the invitational to close out the night.

Nice to see some new drivers and some “old” faces returning or in different rides. Pure Stocks: Rodney Rutherford, Courtney Scott, & Karl Sault, Mini Stocks: Blair Mayhew, Thunder Car: Darryn Wright and Late Model: Jeff Ruddy, Todd Campbell, & Gary Elliott.

Also congratulations to London Recreational Racing for a clean sweep in the big three features. Shawn Chenoweth won in the Thunder Cars and Late Models while Russ Aicken won the Mini Stock feature. Wonder when we’ll see some London Rec. sponsored cars in the Pro 4’s and Pure Stocks?!? Mike Schmidt also sponsors, Daniel Bois in the Lucas Oil Can Am Midget series, Andrew Kamrath in the Mini Stocks in Eastern Ontario, Andrew Gresel & Kelly Balson in the Sauble Falls Super Late Model series and Amanda Connolly in the Limited Late Model in Eastern Ontario.

Please make plans to join us next week, July 19th for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series returns with a 100 lap feature. They will also be joined by the Thunder Cars for Round three of six in the APC Delaware/Flamboro Thunder Car challenge. Two 25 lap features will be run. The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds are back as are the Ontario Pro Challenge series as they join the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks.

Pit gates open at 2pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Time Trials will be run at 5pm for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series and the Thunder Car APC challange as well.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by SuperNovaPhotos.

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #2 Mark Dennis (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #12 Darren Dryden (DQ), #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #50 Chad Corcoran, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #17 Blair Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #2 Mark Dennis, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes (DNF), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNF), #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden (DQ), #97 Blair Wickett, #50 Chad Corcoran, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #17 Blair Mayhew

Mini Stock Feature : #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden (DQ), #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #13 Mike Holmes, #01 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #2 Mark Dennis, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #17 Blair Mayhew, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF), #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #62 Ashley Holmes (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #32 Gillian Hils, #70 Danny Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #81 Karl Sault, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #26 Courtney Scott, #38 Rodney Rutherford (DNS)

Pure Stock Feature : #70 Danny Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #81 Karl Sault, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #00 Bill Rutherford, #26 Courtney Scott

Pure Stock Invitational Feature : #70 Danny Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #6 Wayde Thorne, #32 Gillian Hils, #81 Karl Sault, #00 Rodney Rutherford, #31 Keara Gallant, #26 Courtney Scott, #38 Bill Rutherford (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #41 Brent Wheller, #62 Darryn Wright, #01 Wayne Phillips

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #27 Kevin Albers, #14 Rob Istead, #76 Shawn Arnott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #13 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #49 Dave Bailey, #41 Brent Wheller, #62 Darryn Wright, #01 Wayne Phillips

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #33 Mike Gilmour, #41 Brent Wheller, #7 Bobby Mercer, #01 Wayne Phillips, #62 Darryn Wright, #27 Kevin Albers (DNF), #14 Rob Istead (DNF), #31 Kevin Gallant (DNF), #5 Linda Stenhouse (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #83 Dale Shaw, #23 Jake Ott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #61 Brent Wheller, #17 Nick Roth

Late Model Heat #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #36 Gary Elliott, #74 Al Bowman, #07 Todd Campbell (DNS)

Late Model Heat #3 : #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #23 Jake Ott, #61 Brent Wheller (DNS)

Late Model Heat #4 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #07 Todd Campbell, #74 Al Bowman, #36 Gary Elliott (DNS)

Late Model Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #83 Dale Shaw, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #17 Nick Roth, #23 Jake Ott (P), #61 Brent Wheller, #36 Gary Elliott, #74 Al Bowman, #07 Todd Campbell (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #8 John Verney, #38 Bill Pearsall, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #68 Aaron Turkey, #91 Robert Mercer, #23 Linc Erison, #24 Josh Lassaline, #93 Dan Petit (DNF), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #2 : #38 Bill Pearsall, #8 John Verney, #68 Aaron Turkey, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #91 Robert Mercer, #24 Josh Lassaline (DNF), #93 Dan Petit (DNS), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Feature :#38 Bill Pearsall, #23 Linc Erison, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Josh Lassaline, #8 John Verney (DNF), #68 Aaron Turkey (DNF), #91 Robert Mercer (DQ)

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Pritiko Wins Exciting Second Straight Grisdale Triple Crown Race

Pritiko Wins Exciting Second Straight Grisdale Triple Crown Race

By Randy Spencer - Round Two of the 12th Annual Grisdale Triple Crown series was the headline event on another great night for racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.

You may remember just three weeks ago, Matt Pritiko had a great battle with Dale Shaw and came out the winner after 75 laps in Round One. Another great battle tonight was expected and the drivers didn’t disappoint the great crowd in attendance.

The Ontario Pro Challenge were on hand for their second race of the season at Flamboro. They were also joined by our other weekly divisions, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars. Double heats for all divisions including the Late Models and two heats for the Pro Challenge would get the evening underway.

Heat wins were as follows, Late Model winners included Robbie Thompson, David Elliott, Shawn Chenoweth and Matt Pritiko. Both Pure Stock qualifiers went to Josh Shantz, Mini Stock heat wins went to Darren Dryden, Mike Holmes and two by Blair Wickett. Thunder Car heat wins went to Shawn Arnott, Brad Collison and two by Shawn Chenoweth. Ontario Pro Challenge wins went to Mike Westwood and Chris McIssac.

After a brief intermission we got into feature racing with the Ontario Pro Challenge up first. Sixteen cars took the green with Chris McIssac and Peter Hattin on the pole for the thirty lap feature. The caution flag flew on lap one as Tim Shanahan spun in turn four. After that it was pretty much a clean race. Peter Hattin led lap one but Chris McIssac took over the lead on the restart and held it until lap ten. Josh Nicholson would take over the lead in turn two on lap 11 and held off Tim Norris and Justin Billington to pick up the feature win and take over the points lead in the Pro Challenge point standings.

Up next, the Late Models lined up on the front straight and were introduced one by one and wished luck by John Casale, Bill Grisdale and Adam Lockwood. David Elliott and Matt Pritiko started on the pole for the 75 lap feature race. On lap one, Rick Burbridge and Nick Roth got involved and Burbridge came away with a flat tire. He was able to make it to the pits and return for the restart. David Elliott would lead early on and on lap 39, Shawn Chenoweth, who had been battling for the lead, spun to the infield heading down the back stretch. He lost a lap as the field past him by and ten laps later Chenoweth had to retire to the pits with a broken shock. Shortly after that, Matt Lockwood got a little to close to Robbie Thompson going into turn three and around he went. Nick Roth and Al Bowman got mixed up as well as they had no where to go. Roth had to be taken off by Ray’s Towing. On the restart, Elliott managed to hold onto the lead but on lap 60 going into turn two, Elliott seemed to get a little high and Pritiko went underneath and took over the lead followed by Dale Shaw. After that, Pritiko held off the pack including Shaw and Elliott to pick up his second straight Grisdale Triple Crown feature win.

The Pure Stock feature was up next with Wayde Thorne and Gillian Hils on the pole for the 15 lap feature. Hils got out to a big lead early and Shawn Taylor closed in and made a race of it but Hils was able to hold off Taylor and Josh Shantz to pick up her second feature win of the year.

Although the Grisdale race was billed as the big show of the night, the Mini Stock feature was also high anticipated with some great action of late and with Mike Holmes, Russ Aicken and Darren Dryden battling for the points lead, the three made it interesting in the heat races with some fierce action. Hudson Nagy and Jake Gilbert were on the pole for the 25 lap main event. Dryden started seventh in the field, Aiken eighth and Holmes at the back of the pack after winning last weeks feature. Before long the three were closing in on the lead and Dryden spun on lap 19 and his chance of winning was done. Through all this however, Blair Wickett quickly and quietly was roaring to the front and after Nagy led the first four laps, Wickett took the lead on lap five and held off the three previously mentioned drivers and picked up an impressive feature win as Aiken and Holmes continued their battle and as they crossed the line Aiken was second and Holmes third. Yet another amazing and exciting feature race for the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks.

The last race of the night was the 25 lap feature for the Thunder Cars. Mike Gilmour and Rob Istead were on the pole. Dave Bailey looked like he might pick up his first Flamboro Speedway Thunder Car feature win but on lap 19, Shawn Chenoweth got by Bailey and cruised to his third feature win of the year and second in as many weeks.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join us next week, July 12th for Mid Season Championship Night, featuring the Grisdale Late Models, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds and the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars.

Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6:30pm.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by SuperNovaPhotos.

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #97 Blair Wickett, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #12 Darren Dryden, #42 Rick Robinson, #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #2 Mark Dennis

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #97 Blair Wickett, #61 Chad Ditner, #36 Hudson Nagy, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #12 Darren Dryden, #42 Rick Robinson, #2 Mark Dennis, #71 Russ Aicken, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Feature : #97 Blair Wickett, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #0 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #2 Mark Dennis, #62 Ashley Holmes, #42 Rick Robinson, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #12 Darren Dryden (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #70 Josh Shantz, #31 Andy Wheller, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #00 Bill Rutherford, #48 Steve DeLeeuw

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #70 Josh Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #31 Andy Wheller, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #48 Steve DeLeeuw, #7 Matt Young

Pure Stock Feature : #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Josh Shantz, #31 Andy Wheller, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #00 Bill Rutherford, #48 Steve DeLeeuw

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob IStead, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #37 Jeff Bean, #38 Bill Pearsall

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob Istead, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #31 Kevin Gallant, #76 Shawn Arnott, #37 Jeff Bean, #38 Bill Pearsall

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob Istead, #7 Bobby Mercer, #38 Bill Pearsall, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #34 Chris McIssac, #8 Peter Hattin, #16 Rick Seeley, #40 Owen Smith, #14 Tim Shanahan, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #6 Dan Alder, #38 Kyle Batty (DNF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #91 Mike Westwood, #88 Tim Norris, #24 Justin Billington, #02 Dennis Thomson, #66 Josh Nicholson, #18 Patrick Freel, #3 Dale Wilson, #20 Mike Taylor

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #66 Josh Nicholson, #88 Tim Norris, #24 Justin Billington, #02 Dennis Thomson, #18 Patrick Freel, #34 Chris McIssac, #38 Kyle Batty, #91 Mike Westwood, #40 Owen Smith, #3 Dale Wilson, #16 Rick Seeley, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #20 Mike Taylor, #14 Tim Shanahan, #8 Peter Hattin, #6 Dan Alder (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #56 Robbie Thompson, #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #15 Matt Lockwood, #27 Doug Pokupec

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #21 Matt Pritiko, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman (DNF), #17 Nick Roth (DNF), #07 Todd Campbell (DNS)

Late Model Heat #3 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #15 Matt Lockwood (DNF), #56 Robbie Thompson (DNF), #27 Doug Pokupec (DNF

Late Model Heat #4 : #21 Matt Pritiko, #37 David Elliott, #17 Nick Roth, #58 Paul Dudnick, #07 Todd Campbell, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model 75 Lap Feature : #21 Matt Pritiko, #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #56 Robbie Thompson, #27 Doug Pokupec, #15 Matt Lockwood, #07 Todd Campbell, #58 Paul Dudnick, #17 Nick Roth (DNF), #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DNF), #74 Al Bowman (DNF)

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Flamboro Speedway Race Recap From June 28th

Flamboro Speedway Race Recap From June 28th

By Randy Spencer - Two things have been constant in 2014 at Bennett
Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway, good weather and some amazing race action. Mix
some steamy weather and some hotly anticipated racing action and you have a
formula for a great night. And the racers didn’t disappoint.

On the racing card tonight, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini
Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the Ponderosa Nature
Resort Pro 4 Modifieds. Also on hand, the second leg of the Flamboro
Speedway/Delaware Speedway Thunder Car Challenge and the Lucas Oil Sportsman
Cup presented by Meineke with a 100 lap feature race.

The evening started early at 5 pm with time trials for both Thunder Cars
first and then the LOSC. Flamboro’s Shawn Chenoweth was the first car up and
he set the bar high right off the bat with a time of 17.119. It didn’t last
too long as the third car up was Mark Burbridge. His first lap was 17.077
and he bettered that on lap two with a 16.974 to set the top time and was
the only car to break in to the 16 second mark.

As mentioned, some hotly anticipated racing action was on tap tonight. On
June 7th, the Lucas Oil Sportsman series opened their season at Sauble
Speedway. The “Juice Box” Jake Ott set the fast time and a new track record
in time trials with a 15.514. Through the race Ott and Shawn McGlynn battled
hard for every inch and as the race wore on the two came together, sparks
flew and McGlynn limped back to the pits ending his hopes of a win. Ott
however made the most of it capping off a great night with his fourth career
LOSC checkered flag.

On this night, the two were back and ready to pick up where they left off.
McGlynn turned a lap of 16.717 in his first attempt and was on the pole but
with half the field including Ott still to come, every one holding their
breath. Josh Wood, Kevin Allen and Brennan Didero all got close getting into
the 16’s. Ott’s first lap got him close with a 16.817. His second lap put
him on the pole with a 16.693. The “Fast Five” draw shook things up as Ott
drew fifth with Josh Wood and Brennan Didero up front.

We got right into heat racing as time trials came to a close. Gillian Hils
won both Pure Stock heats, Josh Lassaline and Brian Nanticoke picked up wins
in the Pro 4 Modified qualifiers while the Mini Stock heat wins went to Russ
Aicken, Mike Holmes and two by Hudson Nagy.

In the first Thunder Car feature, the top two qualifiers, Mark Burbridge and
Shawn Chenoweth were on the pole. As at Delaware, the home cars dominate at
their home track. Tonight seven of the top ten finishers were Flamboro cars.
Burbridge and Chenoweth battled for 25 laps with Burbridge showing why he
qualified first, holding off the eager Chenoweth for the win. The cars would
be back later in the evening for the second round and a complete inversion
of the lead laps cars from the first feature would certainly make it
interesting.

Matt Young and Andy Wheller were on the pole as the Pure Stocks took green
in their 15 lap feature. Wheller battled it out with Shawn Taylor for the
entire race. Taylor made it exciting on several occasions challenging for
the lead but just couldn’t get by as the two broke away from the rest of the
pack. Gillian Hils, who won both heat races earlier made a race of it
closing in on the leaders as they race continued. At the checkered flag,
Wheller managed to hold off Taylor to pick up his first feature race of the
season.

Mini Stocks were next and they have certainly been making some noise lately.
With some of the finest young talent in the province in this division, it’s
making for a very exciting season of racing. Hudson Nagy, Jake Gilbert,
Darren Dryden and Blair Wickett, just to name a few, are making this one of
the most exciting divisions around. Nagy proved that early on winning both
his heat races. He and Gilbert were on the pole for this feature and they
knew they had their hands full. Some unfortunate luck in the Mini Stock
feature two weeks ago for Russ Aicken as he and Mike Holmes went into that
night tied in points. On the final lap as you may remember, Holmes, Aiken
and a lapped car got tangled on the final lap and Aiken spun to the infield.
As the cars entered the night, Holmes was leading Aiken by 14 points. Both
cars won a heat early on so things pretty much stayed the same going into
the feature. Nagy got off to a fast start and led the first five laps but
Aiken was charging hard for the front and took the lead on lap six, holding
off Holmes as best as he could. The two were tapping away at each other the
whole night. Holmes claimed the lead from Aiken on lap 13 and managed to
hold off Aiken for the rest of the race. Make sure you don’t miss next
week’s feature!

The Pro 4 Modifieds were led to green in their 15 lap feature by Aaron
Turkey and Linc Erison. Turkey has been hot lately winning the past two
weeks on the dirt in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car series at
Ohsweken Speedway. He continued the hot shoe leading flag to flag holding
off a late charge from Bill Pearsall.

The second Thunder Car feature of the night proved to be a very exciting
event. Bruce Wheller and Mike “Happy” Gilmour led the field to green.
Gilmour was cruising along but he slowed going down the front stretch on lap
four and retired to the pits. Bobby Mercer inherited the lead followed
closely by “The Killer Bee” Steve Perry. As the field charged down the front
stretch on lap 8, Perry was just nosing past Mercer but the Oil Pan let go
on the 02 car of Mark Burbridge causing a wild crash into the turn one wall.
Fortunately for Burbridge, and all involved the fire was short lived but his
night was finished along with Kevin Gallant and Mitch Miljanovic who were in
hot pursuit and had no where to go. On the restart, Perry led the field into
turn one-two but got turned and the field stacked up with the result, Jordan
Lawrence getting up on the drivers side of Dave Bailey’s car peeling the
side panel off sending him to the pits for repairs. A few other cars spun
to the infield but for the most part everyone got through the mess. Perry
led the field until the half way mark when Bobby Mercer and Shawn Arnott got
tangled going down the back stretch. The two made a right turn into the wall
and Mercer lost his tight rear wheel as the two came to a rest in a tangled
mess. Both drivers exited their cars, quite hot under the collar but cooler
heads prevailed. On the restart, Perry once again led but was quickly
challenged by former Flamboro Thunder Car champion “Killer”Kevin Albers. The
two battled door to door for several laps but Albers took the inside track
passing Perry in turn four followed closely by Shawn Chenoweth. The two
raced bumper to bumper for several laps until Chenoweth made his moved going
into turn three on the final lap. A little tap and Chenoweth went low inside
in an effort to get by. As the two cars barreled out of the final turn
Chenoweth was inching ever closer but as the two crossed the line, Albers
got over the line first by less than half a car length. With out a doubt,
one of the most exciting Thunder Car races I’ve seen in a long time. As the
numbers were tallied after racing, Chenoweth was overall champion of the
night with two second place finishes. That puts Chenoweth in the lead for
the Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge Six Pack series. For the record,
Chenoweth is also in first for the Flamboro/Delaware Late Model Challenge
Six Pack series as well. If you have the chance look it up on You Tube, some
great action with that super close finish. The link is

The final race of the evening was the 100 lap feature for the Lucas Oil
Sportsman Cup presented by Meineke. As mentioned earlier, this one had a
boat load of anticipation and talk, especially on social media where the
hype for this event was making it an exciting evening. Josh Wood and Brennan
Didero lined up side by side on the pole for the green with Shawn McGlynn
and Kevin Allen in row two with Jake Ott in fifth. Wood and Didero battled
each other hard for several laps early but Didero, a former Flamboro Late
Model regular, pulled a way and looked to be in control. A broken rear end
ended Didero’s night a third of the way through. Shawn McGlynn took the lead
followed closely by Wood and Ott. The made contact and Ott’s rear bumper was
torn almost completely off. Ott was sent to the pits to remove the bumper
and his hopes of winning two straight was finished. McGlynn led for ten laps
but Dave Connelly, who hovered around the top five all night made his move.
As Ott returned to the track he narrowly missed Connelly and McGlynn and got
involved with Wood bringing out another caution. On the restart, Kevin Allen
and McGlynn waged battle as Connelly began to pull away. A yellow flag with
five laps to go tightened the field and making for a sizzling finish.
Connelly had a great restart, held off Allen and McGlynn and picked up his
second career LOSC win.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join
us next week, July 5th for the another great night of racing. It’s Round Two
of the Grisdale Triple Crown Series with a 75 lap feature for Late Models.
Matt Pritiko won round One a few week ago and this will be another exciting
event. Also on hand, the Ontario Pro Challenge, the Klotz Auto Repair &
Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and
the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars.

Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm.
Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $20.00, Senior &
Student $17.00, Children (12 and under) $5.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and
up to 4 children) $45.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $35.00
for non members, Members (with pit pass) $30.00 HST is included. ($25.00
member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014
events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit
Gates.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including
the schedule and updated point standings for all divisions.

Race recap Round Two Flamboro/Delaware Late Model Challenge @ Delaware
Speedway

Round Two of the Flamboro Speedway/Delaware Speedway Late Model Challenge
was held this past Friday, June 27th at Delaware Speedway.

Twenty Late Models were ready for Time Trials including five Flamboro
regulars. Mark Watson of Delaware Speedway set the fast time of 18.786 but
the story was Flamboro’s Dale Shaw who had never raced this track before
setting the second fastest time at 18.806. The dice inversion of eleven
would set the field for the 100-lap APC-Six Pack Series main event. Doug
Stewart led the opening twelve laps but Cole Powell would get around him in
turn two on lap 13 to take the lead. A caution on lap 17 as Adam Quarrie
and Dan Prudhomme got involved. Another caution came out on lap 24 for a
spin involving Prudhomme and Jake Ott. As the field reached the half way
mark, Cole Powell was leading. Flamboro’s Dale Shaw was having a great race
remaining in the top five for most of the race. As the race wore on there
was lots of action as Powell, Watson, Jamie Cox and Shawn Thompson were
battling up front. Powell kept making the job harder on himself. A flat tire
and penalty of one lap for delaying the race set him back but he wouldn’t
stop battling all night. Mark Watson spun bringing out another caution.
Thompson continued to lead and although he was a lap down for his penalty,
Powell battled his way back to the front and got to third and a caution on
the 82nd lap gave Powell a lap back and he was once again on the lead lap.
On the restart, Thompson lined up along side Flamboro’s Shawn Chenoweth who
made his way to the front. Chenoweth couldn’t hold off Thompson but the two
continued to race bumper to bumper with Cole Powell close behind. A hard
crash into the turn four wall by Steve March brought out a caution with four
laps remaining. On the restart, Thompson regained the lead with Powell
getting by Chenoweth. Another caution and restart and it looked like
Chenoweth was going to be able to hold off Thompson but the Delaware
regulars were just too much for Chenoweth as he slipped back to third. The
next APC Late Model 100 is at Delaware Speedway July 18th with the next
Flamboro date July 26th.

Photos by SuperNovaPhotos.

Official Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #01
Josh Shantz, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #12 Darren Dryden,
#97 Blair Wickett, #10 Mike Larkin, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #4 Jason Coutu,
#50 Chad Corcoran (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Josh Shantz, #03
Jake Gilbert, #62 Ashley Holmes, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #12 Darre Dryden, #71 Russ Aicken, #97
Blair Wickett, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #10 Mike Larkin, #4 Jason Coutu, #50
Chad Corcoran (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden,
#97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #62 Ashley Holmes, #01
Josh Shantz, #03 Jake Gilbert, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #5 Ken Stenhouse,
#10 Mike Larki, #05 Dave Goodacre, #4 Jason Coutu, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #32 Gillian Hils, #31 Andy Wheller, #7 Matt Young, #6
Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #70 Nick Armstrong, # 48 Steve DeLeeuw,
#76 Shawn Taylor (DNF), #07 Michael Kenny (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #32 Gilliann Hils, #31 Andy Wheller, #76 Shawn Taylor,
#6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #48 Steve DeLeeuw, #00 Bill Rutherford
(DNF), #07 Michael Kenny (DNF), #70 Nick Armstrong (DNS)

Pure Stock Feature : #31 Andy Wheller, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils,
#6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #00 Bill Rutherford, #70 Nick Armstrong, #48
Steve DeLeeuw, #07 Michael Kenny (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #24 Josh Lassaline, #8 Craig Shaver, #91 Robert
Mercer, #38 Bill Pearsall, #93 Dan Petit, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #68 Aaron
Turkey, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Ersion, #63 Mark Lucas (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #2 : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #68 Aaron Turkey, #91 Robert
Mercer, #8 Craig Shaver, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #23 Linc Ersion, #63 Mark Lucas,
#24 Josh Lassaline, #93 Dan Petit, #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #68 Aaron Turkey, #38 Bill Pearsall, #93 Dan Petit,
#63 Mark Lucas, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #8 Craig Shaver, #24
Josh Lassaline, #91 Robert Mercer, #15 Dan Nanticoke

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #3 Kevin
Gallant, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #13 Brad Collison, #3 Shae Gemmell, #27
Kevin Albers, #51 Matt Robblee, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #83 Paul
Fothergill, #8 Steve Perry, #78 Jordan Lawrence, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Bruce
Wheller, #37 Jeff Bean, #33 Mike Gilmour, #17 Kenny McNicol Jr., #5 Linda
Stenhouse, #38 Jamie Grover, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (DNF), #55 Gary Adriaensen
(DNF), #16 Kathleen Hosang (DNF), #1 Trevor Collver (DNF), #71 Darrell Lake
DNS)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #27 Kevin Albers, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Paul
Fothergill, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #3 Shae Gemmell, #49 Dave
Bailey, #41 Bruce Wheller, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #51 Matt
Robblee, #55 Gary Adriansen (DNF), #7 Bobby Mercer (DNF), #76 Shawn Arnott
(DNF), #78 Jordan Lawrence (DNF), #02 Mark Burbridge (DNF), #31 Kevin
Gallant (DNF), #77 Mitch Miljanovic (DNF), #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF), #71
Darrell Lake (DNF), #16 Kathleen Hosang (DNF), #1 Trevor Collver (DNF), #38
Jamie Grover (DQ), #7x Branden Verhoeven (DQ), #17Kenny McNicol Jr. (DNS)

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Feature : #82 Dave Connelly, #54 Kevin Allen, #81
Shawn McGlynn, #48 Doug Cathcart, #85 Mike Nelson, #8 Adam Martin, #66 Josh
Wood, #6 Jeremy Coulter, #93 Jason Meyer (DNF), #3 Tim Tolton, #31 John
Schwemler (DNF), #24 Brennan Didero (DNF), #70 Ben Charboneau (DNF), #43 Bob
Merrifield (DNF), #60 Jake Ott (DQ), #18 Chad McGlynn (DQ)

Thunder Car Time Trials (Fast Lap)

02 Mark Burbridge (16.974)
89 Shawn Chenoweth (17.119)
7x Branden Verhoeven (17.230)
31 Kevin Gallant (17.238)
13 Brad Collison (17.248)
49 Dave Bailey (17.290)
51 Matt Robblee (17.302)
78 Jordan Lawrence (17.311)
3 Shae Gemmell (17.337)
27 Kevin Albers (17.421)
77 Mitch Miljanovic (17.485)
38 Jamie Grover (17.529)
83 Paul Fothergill (17.563)
17 Kenny McNicol Jr. (17.657)
7 Bobby Mercer (17.704)
33 Mike Gilmour (7.746)
8 Steve Perry (17.620)
76 Shawn Arnott (17.750)
37 Jeff Bean (17.852)
16 Kathleen Hosang (18.061)
41 Bruce Wheller (18.167)
5 Linda Stenhouse (18.201)
55 Gary Adriaensen (18.408)
1 Trevor Collver (21.279)
71 Darrell Lake (no time)

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials (Fast Lap)

60 Jake Ott (16.693)
81 Shawn McGlynn (16.717)
66 Josh Wood (16.870)
24 Brennan Didero (16.894)
54 Kevin Allen (16.946)
82 Dave Connelly (17.048)
48 Doug Cathcart (17.151)
85 Mike Nelson (17.156)
3 Tim Tolton (17.185)
43 Bob Merrifield (17.239)
18 Chad McGlynn (17.303)
70 Ben Charbonneau (17.327)
93 Jason Meyer (17.477)
6 Jeremy Coulter (17.484)
8 Adam Martin (17.658)
53 Brad Martin (no time)
31 Kevin Schwemler (no time)

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challenge June 27th

Time Trials

2nd- Dale Shaw 18.806, 6th- Shawn Chenoweth 18.908, 13th- Jake Ott 19.275,
17th- Rick Burbridge 19.471, 19th- Nick Roth 19.475

Feature

3rd- Shawn Chenoweth, 10th- Jake Ott, 11th- Rick Burbridge (DNF), 13th- Nick
Roth, 15th- Dale Shaw (DNF)

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Ott and McGlynn Ready for Flamboro Showdown

Ott and McGlynn Ready for Flamboro Showdown

Winner of the season opening Fuel for Kids 100 at Sauble Speedway, Jake ‘The Juicebox’ Ott, and two-time defending Lucas Oil Sportsman Series champion Shawn McGlynn, appear to be feuding, and the next round of their battle will be waged at Flamboro Speedway this Saturday night.

The pair were the class of the field at Sauble Speedway during the opening race, as Ott laid down a new track record, with McGlynn hot on his heels.  The pair battled for the lead for the middle stages of the event, but contact following a late race restart knocked McGlynn from contention.  Ott went on to win the fourth career Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup presented by Meineke, feature, after winning a trio of events in 2013.

McGlynn, who has captured three Sportsman championships over the years finished 12th after having his Blast Floor Coatings Mustang repaired.

McGlynn spoke about the race for the win at Sauble, “He hit me pretty good going into the corner, and it broke the tie rod.  I’m not too happy about that.  He drove into me, and it put us in a pretty good hole for the championship.  If he hits me again like that he’s going to get wrecked!”

Shawn continued, “It’s been good to have a few other cars up there, Juicebox has been fast, and Kevin Allen really did his homework over the winter.”

Ott spoke about the incident, and racing with McGlynn, “I think his tie rod was broke before we even got to the corner, and it was probably lucky I pinched him down or he could’ve ended up in the wall.  He ran into me on the previous restart, and I knew that I had to hold him down if we were going to win the race.  It was just one of those deals.  We both have fast cars, and we’ve had contact over the past year or so because we’re both fast.  If we’re both up front, we’re bound to race together, and have.  While we’ve made contact, I’ve never tried to wreck Shawn.”

The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series presented by Meineke also recently added JWO Racing to the growing list of marketing partners for the series.  First place in the qualifying points standings will claim a new Transmission, and McGlynn didn’t waste any time in pointing out the connection between JWO Racing and Ott’s car owner, father Jim with a laugh, “I want to win that transmission from JWO a little more now.”

Kevin Allen in his Transport N’ Services Chevy is poised for a breakout campaign, and the former Delaware Enduro pilot served notice at Sauble Speedway as he started and finished third in the campaign opener.  A year of experience has shown its’ worth, and Allen looks to be a contender to capture the checkers.

The Fuel for Kids 100 at Sauble Speedway in early June saw Ott take the checkers, trailed by Dave ‘Hot Rod Connelly.  Connelly is making his return to the series after a number of years in the Canadian Tire Series and overcame an eighth-place qualifying effort to score the podium finish.

Qualifying for race number two of the 2014 Lucas Oil Sportsman Series presented by Meineke, at Flamboro Speedway starts at 5:00, while racing starts at 6:00.

Article by Jamie Maudsley

Photos by Jordan and Jamie Maudsley, www.maudsleymotorsports.com, and Racesportz.

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Flamboro Speedway Race Night Recap From June 21st

Flamboro Speedway Race Night Recap From June 21st

By Randy Spencer - Lucas Oil Open Wheeled racing invaded Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Saturday with some outstanding racing action. The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets were joined by the Grisdale Late Models, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Highwaymen Car Club from Kitchener, Ontario during the intermission for their annual Cruise Night.

Heat wins went as follows. Mini Stocks, Blair Wickett and Mike Holmes with two each, Matt Lockwood and Shawn Chenoweth in Late Models, Mike Podd, Mike Williams and Steve Lyons in Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Can Am Midget heats went to Darren McLennan and Mack Deman while Rob Divenanzo picked up the checkered flag in the B feature.

The Highwaymen Car Club took to the track during the intermission with one of the largest turnouts I’ve personally witnessed. So many beautiful vintage cars and trucks, thanks to everyone for attending and putting on a great show.

It was feature time and the Mini Stocks were up first for their 25 lap main event. At the start of the evening, Russ Aicken and Mike Holmes were tied in points with 768. The animosity between the two on the track has seemed evident all season as the two are battling hard for the points crown. Rick Robinson and Kyle Istead led the field to green with Robinson leading lap one. Fourteen year old Hudson Nagy inherited the lead on lap two and led until lap ten when several of the cars in the lead pack including Nagy got involved in turns 3-4 and brought out the caution and he and the others (that could continue) took their spots at the rear of the pack. On the restart, Mark Klotz who has been having a solid season, took the lead and wouldn’t relinquish it picking up his first feature win of the year. The race actually ended under caution as on the last lap, Aicken and Holmes got tangled in some lapped traffic and Aicken was the unlucky one that spun after contact with another car, sending him spinning to the infield.

The 25 lap Late Model feature hit the track next with Matt Lockwood and Nick Roth on the pole. Lockwood has been coming on strong of late and picked up his first ever checkered flag in the heat earlier. Roth led the first lap but Dale Shaw made the pass, took over the lead and never looked back leading the remainder of the race, winning in fine fashion. Shaw and Chenoweth once again and a great battle throughout.

The Canadian Vintage Modified hit the track for their 25 lap feature with a nice field of 18 cars. In the heat there was some heated action as Steve Trendell and Kevin Bushers mixed it up down the back stretch causing some damage to both cars. Trendell exited his car quite quickly looking for the 08 of Bushers to voice his displeasure. Both crews worked hard to get the cars back out for the feature. Mike Podd and Jeremy Riopelle were on the point as the field took green. The drivers were anxious and jumped the gun a little and the start was waived off by the starter. Three cars tangled in turn four and a complete restart was in order. Podd led the first five laps but couldn’t hold off veteran Steve Lyons and he would lead the rest of the way picking up the checkered flag.

The final race event of the evening was for the Can Am Midgets. They always put on a great show for the fans wherever they go and tonight wasn’t any different. Adrian Stahle and Mack Deman put on a nail biting battle for many laps until Deman got by on lap 20 and crossed the finish line first for the checkered flag and padded his points lead over Rob Neely and Todd Creswell. Adam Walsh flew in from Vancouver to race the #49 and finished 13th and Tyler Mackereth flew in from Florida to drive the #4 but experienced mechanical problems and finished back in the field.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join us next week, June 28th for the another great night of racing. The It s the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series will be on hand for a 100 lap feature. Round two of the Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge takes place with twin 25 lap features. Also on hand, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds.

Pit gates open at 2pm, Grandstands at 5pm, TIME TRIALS @ 5pm for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Late Models and the Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Cars Challenge and green flag flies at 6pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $18.00, Senior & Student $15.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $40.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $35.00 for non members, Members (with pit pass) $30.00 HST is included. ($25.00 member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014 events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit Gates.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule and updated point standings for all divisions.

Race recap Round One Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge @ Delaware Speedway

Round One of the Flamboro Speedway/Delaware Speedway Thunder Car Challenge was held this past Friday, June 20th at Delaware Speedway. Eight Flamboro cars made their way down the 401 to compete and represent our track. Things didn’t get off to a great start however. In practice, #13 Brad Collison had a rear end go and he was unable to continue, although he did take one lap in the first feature to be able to collect points towards the overall points championship. Time trials were the order of the night and Delaware cars took the top eight spots in the starting lineup. There are several factors in set up that give each home track cars an advantage so this was really not a big surprise. Second generation driver, Branden Verhoeven set the fast time of 20.829, a new track record. The 17 year old Verhoeven would make more noise later. The time trial list for Flamboro cars is below. The first feature got under way and the top two cars of Kevin Albers and Shawn Chenoweth hovered around eight or ninth place for most of the night. As mentioned, Collison only made one circuit around the half mile oval. Two other cars, “The Flying Farmer” Kevin Gallant and Shawn Arnott both ended the race on the back of a tow truck. Gallant got mixed up with a Delaware car on lap 15 coming out of turn two and was unable to continue. To say the least, Gallant was not happy with the turn of events. Arnott couldn’t avoid a mishap in turn three on lap 20 and his night was done. As the checkered flag flew on lap 25, Branden Verhoeven crossed the line first for the win. Shawn Chenoweth finished eighth with Kevin Albers coming home ninth, Mike Gilmour 21st, Steve Perry 22nd, Linda Stenhouse 23rd, Shawn Arnott 24th, Kevin Gallant 26th and Brad Collison 27th.

An inversion for the second 25 lap feature got Shawn Chenoweth a little closer to the front. A few cautions into the race, Chenoweth found himself moving up in the pack. As the race wore on Chenoweth made his way to the front and was leading around the half way mark. He built a small lead but the Delaware car of Verhoeven managed to get by and take the lead and held off the eager Chenoweth to take his second feature win of the night. A pretty amazing feat as Chenoweth basically had no brakes and was sure feeling the pain in his leg as he raced Saturday night in the Late Model at Flamboro. Flamboro finishers included, Chenoweth 2nd, Albers 12th, Perry 16th, Stenhouse 17th, Gilmour 23rd, Arnott 25th, Gallant 26th and Collison 28th. Linda Stenhouse debuted her car that will race just the Delaware races, the car Chris Howse raced in 2013. It was her first time in the car and first time racing at Delaware and she was satisfied with her experience on the night. Flamboro results below. This Saturday is Round two of the challenge with the next race in Delaware July25th.

Photos by SuperNovaPhotos.

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #42 Rick Robinson, #01 Mark DaSilva (-1J), #79 Kyle Istead, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #13 Mike Holmes, #26 Mark Klotz, #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden, #44 Scott Simmons (DQ), #61 Chad Ditner, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #94 Tim Van Holstien, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #79 Kyle Istead, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons (DQ), #71 Russ Aicken, #26 Mark Klotz, #12 Darren Dryden, #61 Chad Ditner, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (DNF), #94 Tim Van Holstien (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature : #26 Mark Klotz, #13 Mike Holmes, #97 Blair Wickett, #44 Scott Simmons (DQ), #12 Darren Dryden, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #36 Hudson Nagy (DNF), #79 Kyle Istead (DNF), #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (DNF), #94 Tim Van Holstien (DNS)

Late Model Heat #1 : #15 Matt Lockwood, #17 Nick Roth, #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #23 Jake Ott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #61 Brent Wheller

Late Model Heat #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #23 Jake Ott, #2 Rick Burbridge3, #15 Matt Lockwood, #61 Brent Wheeler

Late Model Feature : #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #17 Nick Roth, #5 Matt Lockwood, #2 Rick Burbridge, #23 Jake Ott, #61 Brent Wheller (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #5 Mike Podd, #18 Jason Keen, #15 T.J. Marshall, #38 Dustin Hood, #57 Steve Trendell (DNF), #08 Kevin Bushers (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #7 Mike Williams, #19 John Karley, #44 Rick Schurr, #99 Rick Jones, #29 Daryl Henwood, #33 Ian Burney

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #3 : #9 Steve Lyons, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #92 Brian Atkinson, #6 Adrain Donkers, #47 Patrick Reulens, #14 Jarrod Morphy

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #9 Steve Lyons, #5 Mike Podd, #18 Jason Keen, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #19 John Karley, #7 Mike Williams, #47 Patrick Reulens, #15 T.J. Marshall, #57 Steve Trendell, #92 Brian Atkinson, #44 Rick Schurr, #29 Daryl Henwood, #38 Dustin Hood, #08 Kevin Bushers (DNF), #99 Rick Jones (DNF), #33 Ian Burney (DNF), #14 Jarrod Morphy (DNF), #6 Adrian Donkers (DNF)

Can Am Midgets Heat #1 : #48 Darren McLennan, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #43 Adrian Stahle, #37 Adam Racine, #74 Rob Neely, #20 Rob Divenanzo, #99 Daniel Bois, #22 Chris Bauman, #63 Barry Dunn, #24 Al Smith, #44 Tom Kyle (DNF)

Can Am Midgets Heat #2 : #40 Mack Deman, #12 David Balych, #14 Dylon Smith, #7 Jaff Blackburn, #94 Ryan Fraser, #94L Lucas Smith, #4 Tyler Mackereth (DNF), #64 Dave Hickson (DNF), #49 Adam Walsh (DNF), #3 Todd Cresswell (DNF)

Can Am Midgets B Feature : #20 Rob Divenanzo, #3 Todd Cresswell, #22 Chris Bauman, #49 Adam Walsh, #63 Barry Dunn, #24 Al Smith, #4 Tyler Mackereth (DNF)

Can Am Midgets Feature : #40 Mack Deman, #43 Adrian Stahle, #37 Adam Racine, #74 Rob Neely, #48 Darren McLennan, #12 David Balych, #94 Ryan Fraser, #20 Rob Divenanzo, #44 Tom Kyle, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #99 Daniel Bois, #49 Adam Walsh, #22 Chris Bauman, #14 Dylon Smith, #64 Dave Hickson, #63 Barry Dunn, #3 Todd Cresswell, #24 Al Smith, #4 Tyler Mackereth, #94 Lucas Smith (DNS)

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challange June 20th

Time Trials

9th-Kevin Albers 21.430, 11th-Shawn Chenoweth 21.466, 18th-Shawn Arnott 22.118, 19th-Kevin Gallant 22.131, 22nd-Mike Gilmour 22.413, 25th-Steve Perry 22.994, 26th-Linda Stenhouse 24.648

25 Lap Feature #1

8th-Shawn Chenoweth, 9th-Kevin Albers, 21st-Mike Gilmour, 22nd-Steve Perry, 23rd Linda Stenhouse, 24th Shawn Arnott (DNF), 26th-Kevin Gallant (DNF), 27th-Brad Collison (DNF)

25 Lap Feature #2

2nd-Shawn Chenoweth, 12th-Kevin Albers, 6th-Steve Perry, 17th-Linda Stenhouse, 23rd-Mike Gilmour (DNF), 25th-Shawn Arnott (DNS), 26th-Kevin Gallant (DNS), 28th- Brad Collison (DNS)

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