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Nine Different Drivers Pick Up Feature Wins At Flamboro

Nine Different Drivers Pick Up Feature Wins At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – The first long holiday weekend race event was set to go and the weather, threatening looking early on turned out to be a great night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds were on hand entering their 49th season of continuous racing and the 11th season with Lucas Oil Products as the title sponsor. The Grisdale Late Models had an increased car count on the night along with the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds.

Racing got underway at 7pm with the postponed feature from May 2nd for the Pro 4 Modifieds. Brian Nanticoke and Craig Shaver led the field to green and an early caution as the 0 and 8 got mixed up and slid to the infield. Dan Petit spun in turn four on lap 12 to bring another yellow. Brian Nanticoke has his car working perfect as he built up a big lead on the rest of the field. Josh Lassaline closed some of the gap but nobody was catching Nanticoke on this night and he crossed the line first for feature win of 2015.

Mini Stocks feature was next and Rick Robinson was strong early on leading the first three laps. Russ Aicken took over the lead on lap four and held it until lap eight when Hudson Nagy got by to take the lead. The two battled for a few laps but Nagy increased the lead and won his first feature of the year.

Shawn Arnott and Brad Collison led the Thunder Cars to their first green of the night. Arnott battled Collison and Mark Burbridge early on with Arnott in the lead. As Arnott led the cars out of four on lap eight, a tire or something broke in the right front, he tagged the wall and limped to the pits. Burbridge took over the lead and beat Collison to the checkered flag.

An exciting first 25 lap feature for the Late Models as Dale Shaw and David Elliott waged a battle most of the race. Elliott was out in front for the first 12 laps but a bump and run move by Shaw coming out of four gave him the lead. Shaw held the lead until lap 20 until Brad Corcoran used the same move on Shaw and took the lead. A great battle ensued for the remainder and Corcoran picked up the checkered flag.

The Pro 4 will be running one heat and one feature it appears from now on and started tonight with Linc Erison and Dan Petit leading the field to green for the 10 lap event. Erison led the first 5 laps but Brian Nanticoke got by and took over the lead. Erison and Robert Mercer didn’t make it easy for Nanticoke however and it was an exciting race throughout.

The Canadian Vintage Modifieds were the last two races before intermission. T.J. Marshall and Jeremy Riopelle were on the pole for the first race. Marshall looked very fast in practice and immediately shot out to the lead. The veteran Ron Easton was on his tail throughout and a tap to the bumper of Marshall moved him aside enough for the crafty veteran to get by, take the lead and hold on for the checkered flag.

The 2014 CVM champion Jason Keen lined up along side Dustin Hood to begin the second race. Keen shot to the front immediately where he would stay for the entire race. Veteran Brian Atkinson wouldn’t make it easy for Keen however and stayed on his bumper until the checkered flag.

After intermission, the Mini Stocks were up first for their second feature of the night. Last years Pure Stock champion who has joined the Mini Stock ranks in 2015, led the first two laps. Another graduate of the Pure Stocks, Gillian Hils took the lead from Taylor on lap three. She moved out to a big lead on the rest of the field and picked up her first checkered flag in a Mini Stock. The 72 of Rich Schwartzenberg had a good run as did Russ Aicken who looks to be getting his new Cobalt figured out.

Father and Son led the Thunder Cars to green in their second feature of the night. Justin Collison was on the inside and dad Brad, the 2014 Thunder Car champion on the outside. Looked like the younger Collison perhaps felt the pressure of dad and got high coming down the front stretch on lap one and slowed and several cars got by. Brad Collison and Mark Burbridge battled early with lots of bumping and banging as these two drivers have past history of some heated battles. Collison led flag to flag in his first night out in 2015 picking up the checkered flag.

Jeff Ruddy and Billy Schwartzenberg were up front for the second Late Model feature of the night. Ruddy was out front early but see to have a push and eventually fell of the pace. Schwartzenberg took the lead and was looking really good early on in his Spira sponsored car. Veteran racer Nick Roth would get by on lap 13 and take over the lead as Schwartzenberg got caught on the outside and several cars including David Elliott, Brad Corcoran, Dale Shaw and Rick Burbridge followed Roth. Elliott was relentless in his pursuit of Roth. Brad Corcoran went around in turn two on lap 24 bringing out the caution with checkers giving Nick Roth a hard fought feature win, his first of 2015.

The Pro 4 Modifieds were up for their regular feature of the night with Josh Lassaline and Dan Petit on the point. Lassaline got out to a half track lead as the rest of the field battled behind. Brian Nanticoke got by Petit and tried hard but didn’t have enough laps to catch the 24 of Lassaline.

The final race of the night was the 25 lap main event for the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Ron Easton and Jason Keen were up front for this race. Dustin Hood brought out the first caution on lap two as he spun down the back stretch. Jason Keen got a flat coming out of four on lap three and his night was finished. A close battle between Easton, T.J. Marshall and Jeremy Riopelle made for an exciting race. Riopelle and Easton had an exciting side by side run down the back stretch on the final lap with Easton on the outside getting up in the marbles in three and four and going around giving the checkered flag to Riopelle.

That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, May 23rd as the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets make their 2015 Flamboro Speedway debut celebrating their 50th season. They are also joined by the second appearance of the Ontario Pro Challenge series, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Pure Stocks. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 7pm.
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 Derek at Racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

Pro 4 Modifieds Feature #1 (May 2) : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #24 Josh Lassaline, #10 Chris Hale, #91 Robert Mercer, #0 Cliff Hodgkinson, #68 Aaron Turkey, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit, #8 Craig Shaver, #63 Mark Lucas (NS)

Mini Stock Feature #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #71 Russ Aicken, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #61 Chad Ditner, #92 A.J. Miller, #32 Gillian Hils, #42 Rick Robinson, #03 Jake Gilbert, #01 Mark DaSilva, #76 Shawn Taylor, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #75 Scott Mast (NF), #97 Blair Wickett (NF)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Brad Collison, #12 Justin Collison, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #7 Bobby Mercer (NF), #76 Shawn Arnott (NF)

Late Model Feature #1 : #05 Brad Corcoran, #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #29x Steve Cashmore, #58 Paul Dudnuik, #27 Kevin Albers, #29 Jason Wood, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #46 Mike Klotz (NF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #00 Ron Easton, #15 T.J. Marshall, #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #12 Darren Dryden, #57 Steve Trendell, #36 Rick Schurr, #33 Ian Burney

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #18 Jason Keen, #92 Brian Atkinson, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #38 Dustin Hood, #08 Cassidy March, #99 Rick Jones (NF)

Pro 4 Modifieds Heat : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #91 Robert Mercer, #68 Aaron Turkey, #93 Dan Petit, #0 Cliff Hodgkinson, #24 Josh Lassaline, #10 Chris Hale (NF), #8 Craig Shaver (NS), #15 Dan Nanticoke (NS)

Mini Stock Feature #2 : #32 Gillian Hils, #36 Hudson Nagy, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #61 Chad Ditner, #71 Russ Aicken, #42 Rick Robinson, #76 Shawn Taylor, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #05 Dave Goodacre, #5 Stepheny Dean, #75 Scott Mast (NF), #92 A.J. Miller (NS), #97 Blair Wickett (NS)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #89 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #12 Justin Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer (NF)

Late Model Feature #2 : #17 Nick Roth, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #27 Kevin Albers, #09 Steve Cashmore, #05 Brad Corcoran (NF), #29 Jason Wood, #58 Paul Dudnuik, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #46 Mike Klotz (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #24 Josh Lassaline, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #0 Cliff Hodgkinson, #93 Dan Petit, #68 Aaron Turkey, #10 Chris Hale, #91 Robert Mercer (NS)

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #92 Brian Atkinson, #12 Darren Dryden, #57 Steve Trendell, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #99 Rick Jones, #38 Dustin Hood, #36 Rick Schurr, #08 Cassidy March, #00 Ron Easton (NF), #15 T.J. Marshall (NF), #33 Ian Burney (NF), #18 Jason Keen (NF)

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Pack The Stands Night Huge Success At Flamboro

Pack The Stands Night Huge Success At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – After a very tough week for the Flamboro family, things were back to normal as racing resumed at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Saturday night. A hot steamy night awaited fans as “Pack the Stands”, the event with a Facebook page setup by Larissa Spencer and Cheryl Rutherford seemed to work. About 150 fans were in attendance opening night and Saturday the crowd was as big as it is on a summer night or a night of a special event. Great job girls! Thanks to all those who came out and supported the event and the track! Also a big thanks to all those who helped out with the repairs to the fence, to Craig Shaver of the Pro 4 Modifieds for all his help with arranging and helping to install the new fence. Special thanks to Systemfence.com for the use of their equipment and to Ken and Bob Mercer of the Pro 4’s for donating the cement and labor installing the cement and fence posts. Thanks also to Stacy Hardcastle and also to Kenny Stenhouse Jr. for taking over as Ding Deleeuw’s replacement as turn two flag man. And to anyone else I missed I apologize but thanks to you all!

Another big night at the track as the Grisdale Late Models made their 2015 debut. This proves to be a big year with the APC Late Model tour hitting the oval at Flamboro twice this season and the Grisdale Triple 50’s at Oktoberfest. The Ontario Pro Challenge were also on hand for their season opener and were joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Pure Stocks. We also had three guys manning the microphones. Clinton Geoffrey who will be the regular announcer this year (except for a handful of events) was joined by two former Vintage Modified racers, Adam Ross and Gary Colling. Both will be back at times during the year. They did a great job, made the racing very interesting and worked very well together.

Racing got underway at 7pm with Michael Kenny and Tyler Mayhew leading the field to green. Early in, on lap 2, the bumper came off the 7 car of Matt Young and the 17 car of Blair Mayhew was the unfortunate car to hit it. It was dragged around until it came lose and was run over bringing out a caution. Michal Kenny led early and a caution on lap 19 brought the cars back to even. Kenny had to be ready to go when the green flew as the veteran Wheller would be. The two battled and Wheller briefly took the lead but he got involved with the 58 car of Peter Becker and fell off the pace slightly allowing Kenny to shoot out to the lead once again and held on for his first feature win.

Sheldon Bossom and Gillian Hils led 18 Mini Stocks to green for their first feature event. Bossom led early but got a little high coming out of turn 4 and brushed the wall causing him to slow and lose a few spots giving the lead to Hils. Veteran Clark Hartman took over the lead on lap 7 and held it for eleven laps until Blair Wickett got by. Wickett and Chad Corcoran were battling throughout the race and both started back in the pack and made their way to the front. On lap 21, Corcoran got by Wickett and held him off for the victory.

Thunder Cars hit the track for their first 25 lap feature. Shawn Arnott lined up along side rookie Justin Collison for the green flag. Arnott shot out to the lead and held it for the first 15 laps. All along the was on his back bumper was Shawn Chenoweth, knocking on his back door several times, just to make sure Arnott knew he was there. On lap 16, Chenoweth made his move and got by Arnott and would hold on for the checkered flag.

Late Models were next and it saw the return of Brad Corcoran who had been away racing elsewhere and made his return sitting on the pole along side a veteran racer but new this year to the Late Models, Billy Schwartzenburg. The first caution of the 30 lap feature came on lap 8 when the 38 of Bill Pearsall went around in turn three. Dale Shaw, started 9th in the pack but to nobody’s surprise made a quick move to the front. A great move by Shaw on the 75 of Jim Sweers in turns 3-4 on lap 6 moved him to third place. By lap 24, Shaw had made it to second and was banging on Corcoran’s back bumper. Several attempts to get by the veteran Corcoran were to no avail by Shaw. With three laps remaining, Shaw and David Elliott got mixed up enough to allow Elliott to gain a spot on Shaw but Corcoran led flag to flag for the win.

The Ontario Pro Challenge were up for the lat two races before intermission. Being a traveling club and not a home class, the Pro Challenge would race their own program which includes two sets of 10 lap heat races and one feature. Ken Lillycrop started third in the field but as they passed for the first lap, Lillycrop was in the lead. He held it for the first seven laps. Dale Wilson in the 3 and Patrick Freel in the 18 got by Lillycrop coming three wide out of four on lap 8. Freel took the lead, while Lillycrop managed to hold off Wilson as the three past to take the checkered flag. The second ten lap heat race saw Kyle Batty and Tim Norris lead the field to green. Norris took the lead and held it flag to flag. Dennis Thomson didn’t make it easy for Norris however as he was on the bumper of the 88 throughout.

After a brief intermission, the Ontario Pro Challenge were up first for their third and fourth heat races of the night. Shawn Stons and Owen Smith led the cars to green and Smith led the first four laps. Dale Wilson took over the lead and took off like a shot to take the lead and cross the finish line first. However, a penalty on the original green dropped him back a spot and gave the win to Owen Smith. The fourth heat saw Mike Westwood sitting on the pole. He led lap one but the 88 of Tim Norris got by to take the lead and held for the remainder of the race picking up his second straight heat win of the night. Once again Dennis Thomson was right there keeping Norris on his toes.

The Pure Stocks second feature saw Tyler Mayhew and Lofton Schuts up front. Mayhew led the first two laps but some handling issues allowed the 90 of Andy Wheller to get by and take the lead. Once again Michael Kenny raced a great race. He started seventh in the pack and began to head for the front. Wheller built up a big lead but as the race wore on Kenny was closing the gap. Before long Kenny was right on Wheller’s bumper but tried as he may, the veteran Wheller was just too much for the young Kenny to overcome. Great night for Michael Kenny!

Jake Gilbert and Rich Schwartzenburg were on the pole for the second 25 lap feature for the Mini Stocks. Early on Gilbert got mixed up with the 61 of Chad Ditner as the two made their way down the front stretch. The slid to the infield stirring up the dust and Gilbert had to retire to the pits. On lap 13, Russ Aicken’s bad luck early on continued as he lost his bumper bringing out a caution and tightening the field. As the cars took the green, Chad Corcoran picked up where he left off in the first feature and took the lead. Corcoran continued to lead followed close by Blair Wickett and as the race came to a close, Corcoran picked up his second straight feature win of the night.

The Thunder Cars were up next and Justin Collison and Bobby Mercer took the green. Mark Burbridge would lead lap one and continued on through the race. Shawn Chenoweth made it tough on Burbridge but as the checkers few it was Burbridge leading flag to flag.

The second thirty lap feature for the Late Models saw Linda Stenhouse and Bill Pearsall lead the field to green. Jim Sweers took the lead for the first couple of laps. Rookie Billy Schwartzenburg looked impressive early and led the pack until lap 15 until Dale Shaw assumed the lead and held off Brad Corcoran and David Elliott for the last half of the race to pick up the checkered flag. Corcoran finished second, narrowly making it 4-4 for the father-son team on the night.

The final race of the night was the 25 lap feature for the Ontario Pro Challenge. Shawn Stons was on the pole for this one but fuel pick up problems kept him on the sidelines for this one. That put Ken Lillycrop along side Owen Smith for the start. Smith led for the first two laps but the Dale Wilson took the lead and wouldn’t be denied this time building a big lead and holding off the rest of the pack to pick up the feature win.

Please make plans to join us next week, May 16th as the Grisdale Late Models return and are joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Bomb Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds and the season opener for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 7pm.

A great way to spend your long holiday weekend, and prices will remain the same. 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 Derek at Racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1 : #07 Michael Kenny, #58 Peter Becker, #90 Andy Wheller, #17 Blair Mayhew, #44 Sam Heiben (-1 J), #10 Lofton Schuts, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #14 Elijan Hawrylyshyn (NF), #61 Paul Ditner, #7 Matt Young (NF)

Mini Stock Feature #1 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #51 Clark Hartman, #36 Hudson Nagy, #66 Sheldon Bossom, #32 Gillian Hils, #61 Chad Ditner, #92 Paul Oliver, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #03 Jake Gilbert, #22 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #71 Russ Aicken, #76 Shawn Taylor, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #11 Nolan Quinton, #38 Rodney Rutherford (NS)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, 331 Kevin Gallant, #02 Mark Burbridge, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison

Late Model Feature #1 : #05 Brad Corcoran, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #75 Jim Sweers, #38 Bill Pearsall, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #11 Dave Osborne

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #18 Patrick Freel, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #3 Dale Wislon, #40 Owen Smith, #51 Shawn Stons, #8 Peter Hattin (NS)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #88 Tim Norris, #02 Dennis Thomson, #91 Mike Westwood, #38 Kyle Batty, #83 Tim Batty

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #3 : #40 Owen SMith, #3 Dale Wislon (-1 J), #00 Ken Lillycrop, #18 Patrick Freel, #51 Shawn Stons

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #4 : #88 Tim Norris, #02 Dennis Thomson, #91 Mike Westwood, #38 Kyle Batty, #83 Tim Batty

Pure Stock Feature #2 :#90 Andy Wheller, #07 Michael Kenny, #58 Peter Becker, #7 Matt Young, #10 Lofton Schuts, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #61 Paul Ditner, #44 Sam Heiben (NF), #17 Blair Mayhew (NF), #14 Elijan Hawrylyshyn (NS)

Mini Stock Feature #2 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #32 Gillian Hils, #61 Chad Ditner, #66 Sheldon Bossom, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #92 Paul Oliver, #22 Mark DaSilva, #71 Russ Aicken, #76 Shawn Taylor, #51 Clark Hartman, #05 Dave Goodacre, #5 Stepheny Dean, #11 Nolan Quinton, #03 Jake Gilbert (NF), #42 Rick Robinson (NF), #38 Rodney Rutherford (NS)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant (NF)

Late Model Feature #2 : #83 Dale Shaw, #05 Brad Corcoran, #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #17 Nick Roth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #11 Dave Osborne, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #38 Bill Pearsall (NF), #75 Jim Sweers (NF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #3 Dale Wilson, #02 Dennis Thomson, #88 Tim Norris, #91 Mike Westwood, #18 Patrick Freel, #38 Kyle Batty, #40 Owen Smith, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #83 Tim Batty, #51 Shawn Stons (NS)

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Wild Opening Night At Flamboro Speedway

Wild Opening Night At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – Opening night, it’s the night everyone looks forward to racers and fans alike. Unfortunately, wet grounds and the poor weather this spring put work at the track behind and last week’s schedule was cancelled. Conditions improved this week and it was a go. To see the cars again and hear the roar of the engines was something everyone had eagerly awaited.

A few changes this year to the way the program is run and perhaps the biggest is we will now be running double features for each Flamboro home division. Previous years we would run double heats and one feature. The first race took to the track, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and they were led to green by Josh Shantz in the 70 and Tyler Mayhew in the 24. The race ran well with just one notable caution when newcomer Alex Wood in the 01 car took a hard hit into the turn four wall. Shantz battled Derek Moesker who started 11th but made his way to a solid second place finish. At the checkered flag, Shantz with his fist in the air crossed the line first followed by Moesker and Michael Kenny third.

Twenty, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks were up next for their first 25 lap feature event of the evening. It was an invitational and the 2014 Sauble Speedway Mini Stock and former Flamboro Mini Stock champion was on the pole. The cars came around and took the green and battled for position early. Last years Mini Stock co-champion Russ Aicken had a brand new car out and was still trying to work the bugs out slowed on the back stretch and took his car to the infield. Mike Holmes who tied Aiken last year in points is taking some time off and has put Derek Jackson in the car running it as #4 and he ran well and up front early. The 03 of Jake Gilbert was running well early but he slowed down the back stretch on lap 8 and retired to the infield bringing out the caution. On lap 18, the awesome Sheldon Bossom got mixed up with the 7 car of Paul Boyd coming out of turn four and the two slid to the infield and joined the pack on the back stretch. Boyd had a left rear flat and retired to the infield. As the race came around to the conclusion, Schwartzenburg continued to lead followed closely by Blair Wickett and Chad Ditner. As the checkered flag few that was the top three finish.

The Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars were the third race of the night and took to the track for their 25 lap first feature race. The 02 of Mark Burbridge was on the pole for this one and would have his hands full with a couple of hard chargers in Shawn Chenoweth and Shawn Arnott behind him. The cars settled in for a fine race with Burbridge leading the pack. The real battle was for second and third for most of the the race as the two Shawn’s battled door to door and bumper to bumper throughout. Kevin Gallant had his back up car out and it was run by Brent Wheller. Gallant retired to the pits on lap 11. As the cars came around and took the checkered flag, Burbridge was first followed by Chenoweth and Arnott.

The Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds were up next for their feature with Dan Pettit leading nine cars to green. Mark Lucas, Aaron Turkey and Brian Nanticoke retired early with mechanical issues. The 91 of Robert Mercer in his new look ride started fifth but made his way to the front and battled throughout with Cliff Hodgkinson and held off the 0 car for the checkered flag. Chris Hale in the 10 came in third.

The Ontario Modified Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. was the final race of the first round of features on the night. This was the club’s Spring Shakedown race and 14 cars would take the green flag. The 88 car of Ryan Dick was unable to take the green after an hard hit into the turn three wall during practice. The 77 of Brad Stevenson and 63 of John Baker Jr. were on the pole for this one. The cars battled early and a mix up on lap 3 in turn 3 as the 98, 82, 61 and 40 all got involved. The race continued to battle without incident for several laps. An unfortunate crash late in the race as the 61 of Kevin Hinds had something break causing him to head for the turn one wall. He rode the wall and went up and over into the catch fence causing some fans behind the fence to be hit and the racing was halted while emergency personnel raced to the scene. Hamilton Emergency Services and Fire were called to the track to assist and remove the driver, seat and all from the car. Five people including the corner flagman were assisted with various injuries but all were released later that night after observation. “It’s really a fluke thing, car racing is a dangerous sport. We try to do the best we can, but things do happen, ” said owner John Casale. Racing was cancelled for the remainder of the evening as the investigation continued and the all clear was given Monday morning to continue racing for the following week. I personally want to say a big thanks to all those who jumped into action to help there fellow Flamboro family in their time of need. And to the doctor who came to the booth and asked if we needed help and was taken to the scene to help. Also a huge thanks to the Pro 4 Modified club, Glen Hils and all those that helped remove the old fence and put up new posts and fencing.

Please make plans to join us next week, May 9th as the Grisdale Late Models make their 2015 debut joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the season opener for the Ontario Pro Challenge series. This week we want to Pack the Stands. Thanks to Larissa Spencer and Cheryl Rutherford for setting up the facebook page and doing what they can to support racing at Flamboro Speedway. Weather looks good so make plans to join us! Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 7pm.
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 Derek at Racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1 : #70 Josh Shantz, #51 Derek Moesker, #07 Michael Kenny, #90 Andy Wheller, #58 Peter Becker, #7 Matt Young (-1J), #44 Sam Heiben, #77 Jeff Miller, #17 Blair Mayhew, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #10, #01 Alex Wood (NF), #14.

Mini Stock Feature #1 : #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #97 Blair Wickett, #61 Chad Ditner, #32 Gillian Hils, #36 Hudson Nagy, #4 Derek Jackson, #66 Sheldon Bossom, #42 Rick Robinson, #92 A.J. Miller, #73 Jordan Morris, #76 Shawn Taylor, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #11 Nolan Quinton, #7 Paul Boyd (NF), #50 Chad Corcoran (NF), #03 Jake Gilber (NF), #71 Russ Aicken (NF), #38 Rodney Rutherford (NS), #37 Rob Hoskins (NS)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collson, #37 Brent Wheller, #31 Kevin Gallant (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature #1 : #91 Robert Mercer, #0 Cliff Hodgkinson, #10 Chris Hale, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Josh Lassaline, #8 Craig Shaver, #9 Brian Nanticoke (NF), #63 Mark Lucas (NF). #68 Aaron Turkey (NF), #23 Linc Erison (NS)

Ontario Modifieds Feature #1 : #77 Brad Stevenson, #2 Dwight Brown, #95 Robert Warnes, #62 Randy Hollingsworth, #09 Nick Lees, #32, #40 Don Beatty, #65 Bill Burrows, #62w Willow Barberstock, #82 Gary Tryon, #61 Kevin Hinds (NF), #63 John Baker Jr. (NF), #46 Ryan Babin (NF), #98 Rick Warnes (NF), #31 Josh Gruntz (NS), #88 Ryan Dick (NS)

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Weekend Preview: Pro Late Models Make Season Debut at Flamboro Speedway

Weekend Preview: Pro Late Models Make Season Debut at Flamboro Speedway

Weekend Preview: Pro Late Models Make Season Debut at Flamboro Speedway

May 7th, 2015 – This weekend on pavement – Pro Late Models are set to make their first appearance alongside the Ontario Pro Challenge this weekend at Flamboro Speedway, week two of the Nascar Whelen All-American Series takes to the high banks at Sunset Speedway, a double header for Full Throttle Motor Speedway, season opener at Grand Bend Speeway, Peterborough, Sauble and Delaware Speedway conducting practice sessions in preparation for their season openers on the Victoria Day long weekend.

Flamboro Speedway

Set to bounce back this week stronger than ever this weekend, Flamboro is hosting the first round of Ontario Pro Challenge. The Pro Late Models will also take to the track for the first time this season, as well as Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks.

Visit www.flamborospeedway.ca  for more information.

 

Full Throttle Motor Speedway

Striving for mid-season form, Full Throttle is hosting a double header this weekend. With the weather looking like it is going to more than co-operate, you will be able to catch their regular Friday night show, as well as a bonus Saturday night affair with the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup season opener. Race Time Radio will be covering the event flag to flag at 6:00pm. Outlaw Late Models and Super Stocks are also on the schedule with daredevil stunts.

Visit www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com for more information.

RTR Sportsman Cup broadcast information:

To Download RTR Free App: http://instantapp.com/racetimeradiolive/

Listen Using Your PC: http://media.globaldatalink.com/racetimeradio/
Listen Using Your iPhone iPad:http://racetimeradio.ws.gdlcdn.com/rtt/playlist.m3u8

 

Sunset Speedway

After a strong season opener last weekend, Sunset will be back at it for the second round of the Nascar Whelen All-American Series this Saturday. The Late Models will be on track twice for their twin 35 lap features. Also on the schedule are the Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Mighty Minis.

For more information, check out www.sunsetspeedway.ca for more.

 

Grand Bend Speedway

Season opener for Grand Bend Speedway is set for this Saturday May, 9th. Regular Saturday night racing plus twin 25’s for the Legend cars.

You can go to www.grandbendspeedway.com for more information.

We hope to see everyone at the track!

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Flamboro Speedway to Resume on Saturday Night

Flamboro Speedway to Resume on Saturday Night

Local track has been cleared to continue with regular use as of Saturday night.
MILLGROVE, ONTARIO, May 4, 2015– Flamboro Speedway has been given the go-ahead to resume racing this coming Saturday as originally planned.
After the unfortunate freak accident that took place on opening night at Flamboro Speedway, there was an investigation. Six people were reported injured, and taken to hospital, and have since been released.
Now that the investigation is over, Flamboro has been given the go-ahead to re-open its gates on Saturday May 9, 2015.
For the fans who still have their ticket voucher from this past weekend, if you bring it to the track this weekend, you will get in for half price. Larissa Spencer and Cheryl Rutherford have created an event on Facebook called “Pack The Stands.” This is to encourage race fans to bring out their friends, family and anyone else they might know to the races on Saturday nights. This is to help gain attendance and show support for John Casale and Flamboro Speedway.
This weekend’s events include Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Thunder Cars, Pro Late Models, also featuring the Ontario Pro Challenge. Green flag will drop at 7:00 PM. Please check the website (www.flamborospeedway.ca) for more information.

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Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 Season Preview

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 Season Preview

By Steve Trendell with Clayton Johns  

With the 2015 season ready to go, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds are entering their 49th season and 11th season with Lucas Oil Products as the title sponsor. If 2015 is anything like the 2014 season; fans can expect the best racing the club has ever delivered. This season will see some familiar names in new cars but also the same names in recognizable cars. In 2015 the CVM will travel to five different tracks for a total of 13 races.

Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Automotive & Diesel Machine Shop) will be returning in 2015 as a marked man, having won four out of the last five championships. Keen is the model for consistency each season and is determined to become one of the most prolific drivers the CVM has ever witnessed.

Brian Atkinson (No.92 Performance Plus Automotive) is the longest tenured driver on the CVM roster but has shown no signs of slowing down. Atkinson has been busy in the shop upgrading his car to stay on top of his game. Atkinson may only run a partial schedule to concentrate on his road racing adventure. However, if he comes out of the gate fast, he may change his mind.

Ron Easton and Jason Bowden (No.00 Touchwood Cabinets) will team up for the 2015 season. Easton completely stripped the car and made serious changes over the off-season in order to get back to the top. When Easton is travelling with NASCAR Canada, his nephew Jason Bowden will take the wheel. Bowden has raced before with the CVM and has done quite well.

Darren Dryden (No.12 Sharpie Art by Darren Dryden) is one of the brightest stars the CVM has had in recent years. In only three starts in 2014, Dryden picked up his first win, proving with more seat time he will be dangerous at every stop on the tour.

Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Eastside Auto Service) has purchased the assets of former competitor Jerrid Morphy. Riopelle inherits possibly the strongest car in the club. Its unknown if Riopelle can commit to a full schedule but he will be the favorite each week he is at the track.

TJ Marshall (No.15 Sweers Custom Painting) has shown over two partial seasons that if he commits to a full 2015 season, he has a very solid chance at taking the crown at season’s end.

Mike Williams (No.7 Race Mechanical) was a threat to win at each and every race in 2014. He picked up the first win of his six-year career and notched a second win at Sunset Speedway’s Velocity weekend. Early indications suggest Williams will pick and choose his races, but he is guaranteed to be battling for wins at those races.

Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer GMC) will make his return to the CVM after taking the 2014 season off after the birth of his child. Ben will be a constant threat at each round as he proved in select starts in 2013.

John Karley and Mike Westwood (No.19 Georgetown Printing) have been busy building a brand new STRYKER chassis to compete in 2015. In 2014 Karley picked up two wins and showed excellent speed. Karley will split the 2015 season with Westwood, who will make his first career CVM appearance. This duo can very well battle for a championship.

Steve Trendell (No.57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair) has been very busy in the offseason rebuilding Shane Stickel’s former championship car. The team has converted the car to a crate engine in hopes of building on a successful 2014. Trendell will look to claim his first championship in his 13th season with the CVM.

The 2015 Canadian Vintage Modified tour is presented to race fans across Ontario by the following corporate sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, Wiersma Trucking, Georgetown Printing, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Oakville Trailers & Auto Service, B&B Decals, Oakville Automotive & Diesel Machine Shop, Grisdale Racing Products, Young Drivers, Flamboro Machine Shop, MacMaster Buick GMC, OKTANE Productions and Clayton Johns Media.

Please support the sponsors who help keep one of Canada’s oldest racing clubs at full speed.

 

2015 Season Schedule

May 16th Flamboro Speedway

May 23rd Sunset Speedway

June 20th Flamboro Speedway

July 4th Sauble Speedway

July 11th Flamboro Speedway

July 18th Sunset Speedway

July 24th Delaware Speedway (mid-season Championship)

August 1st Flamboro Speedway

August 15th Flamboro Speedway

August 22nd Sauble Speedway

August 29 Flamboro Speedway (Corn roast)

September 12th Full Throttle Motor Speedway

September 19th Flamboro Speedway (Season Championship) 

For all up to date information about the Canadian Vintage Modfieds, visit www.vintagemods.com,  follow along on Twitter @VintageMods and search “Canadian Vintage Modifieds” on Facebook.

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Flamboro Speedway 2015 Preview

Flamboro Speedway 2015 Preview

By Randy Spencer – With just two weeks to go until the first cars hit the track, I wanted to take a closer look at the 2015 schedule at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. This year there has been some changes and it should add some excitement.

Perhaps the biggest change will be the race format for each night. Heat races will no longer be run on a weekly basis. Double features for each regular division will now take place. If you still like to see the traditional ten lap heat races you still will be able to as this change only affects the regular weekly divisions at Flamboro. (Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, Pro Fours & Pure Stocks) All visiting or traveling clubs will run their own program which for the most part includes heat races for qualifying. For racers, you will draw each night for qualifying position in the first feature. The second feature will be a complete inversion with exception of the non finishers from the first feature. Payoffs and points for each race will be separate. An overall Feature winner for each division will be determined each race night and this must include at least one feature win to be eligible. If you have any questions please contact John Casale at the track.

Things get underway April 18th with the annual Practice Day and Swap Meet. Opening night is one week later with a Mini Stock and Thunder Car Invitational. Pro Fours and Pure Stocks are also on hand. The first of five, “Spectator Drags” (King of the Hill) takes place. The Pro Late Models make their first appearance of the year on May 9th along with the Ontario Pro Challenge season opener. The Canadian Vintage Modifeds open their 49th season on May 16th while the Can Am Midgets open season #50 the following week. May 30th is OSCAAR Night as the Super Late Models, Modifieds and Hurricane Midgets make a return to Flamboro after a few years away. This years is OSCAAR’s 25th anniversary. June 6th sees the first of two APC United Late Model Series at Flamboro. An eight race schedule is proving so far to be a very popular series as many veterans and some new drivers moving up from other series for this exciting Late Model series. The first of two Sportsman Cup Series races takes place June 27th. Kids Ride Night is August 1st and the Don Biederman Memorial for OSCAAR Super Late Models returns to Flamboro August 29th. The Pro Fours are having their Memorial Night July 4th and the Flamboro Stadium & Speedway Hall of Fame is planning a night bringing back all living members of the 25 inductees for a special night later in the season.

The first of two Flamboro Enduro’s take place with a 250 lap race on September 7th. A $12,000 purse is up for grabs with $6,000 to the winner. The second one closes the season on October 25th with a 200 lap event, with an $8,000 purse and $4,000 to the winner. A demo derby will follow. The annual Flamboro Speedway Memorial Night takes place September 12th and Championship Night is September 26th.

The other big change takes place for the Oktoberfest Classic. This year, in case you noticed I haven’t mentioned it yet, the Grisdale Triple Crown Late Model series will go from a three separate night event spread out during the season to a Triple 50 at Oktoberfest. Also the Classic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday this year with Sunday as the rain date. The final race event of 2015 is Frostfest presented by London Recreational Racing on October 17th. For more information please contact John Casale at the track, 905-659-3042 and make sure you check the website for the complete schedule, times, pricing at http://flamborospeedway.ca/

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New APC Series Shakes Up Ontario Late Models

New APC Series Shakes Up Ontario Late Models

By Clayton Johns

In less than three months time, the first green flag will wave on the inaugural season for the APC series presented by Grisdale Racing Products. The new Pro Late Model provincial touring series will run eight races at five tracks during its first season in 2015.

Auto Parts Centres (APC) manager Luke Ramsey started the tour after the 2014 season and will continue as coordinator for 2015. A long-time fan of late model racing, Ramsey had grown dissatisfied with the state of the division in Ontario.

“I’m a race fan at heart. I missed the days when we had full fields of late models,” said Ramsey. “There was an appetite and enough people that wanted to get involved.”

The series provides a much-needed boost to late model racing in Ontario. The division had suffered from low weekly car counts and fragmented rule packages across the province. Ramsey has attempted to create a more unified set of rules.

The APC Series has worked closely with the five tracks it will visit to ensure a successful start. Delaware Speedway is one of three tracks that will host two races along with Sunset and Flamboro. The series is a welcomed revitalization to late model racing in Ontario, said John Houghton, Delaware’s public relations director.

“I think it’s a really viable model,” said Houghton. “The drivers are able to race in high-quality events, and the fans are going to see the best drivers in the province. I think that’s a real gift.”

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Clear Goals

The goal is to please fans with exciting racing while keeping the on-track product affordable for drivers. Drivers will race on 10” tires during APC Series races instead of the 8” tires commonly seen at local tracks.

“Everybody has had to change something and they’ve all done it for the greater good,” said Ramsey.

A full field of cars should make for a busy grandstand and happy track promoters, said Ramsey.

“We want this to be a profitable night because they are in business. [The tracks] need to make money,” he added.

The inaugural season will culminate at Delaware with the track’s famed Great Canadian Race in September. The potential for the race to decide the first APC Series champion will make the event all the more interesting.

“Anything that adds to the intensity and the drama of the event is a plus for us,” said Houghton. “The Great Canadian Race is our most historic event that we run annually, so it’s always very special to our drivers and our fans.”

100-Lap Format Should Thrill

All eight races will be 100 laps and preceded by time trials. Ramsey believes the format will be successful because cars won’t be wrecked in heats. Time trial qualifying will take place before the start of the events so fans have the choice to watch them or not without missing the rest of the show.

“They tend to use up equipment for no reason,” said Ramsey, when asked about the possibility of heat races. “We want to have strict tire rules, which take away the chances of team’s doping tires. Going from time trials straight to a feature helps with that problem.”

The APC Series allows 21-year-old pilot Brandon Watson the chance to return home. Watson spent last summer racing with the Jegs CRA All-Star tour in the United States. He finished seventh overall on that tour, where each race is at least 100 laps. He will race the McColl Racing Enterprises car that won a McColl Pro Series event at Sunset in 2012.

“I’m definitely looking forward to racing back in Ontario,” said Watson. “We have a bit more experience then some guys with time trials and 100-lappers. We’re going to use whatever advantage we can from last year to help us along.”

The series currently has over 40 drivers registered to compete throughout the season. With an expected limit of 24 cars for most races, a B-main race will likely be necessary before the main event.

The 100-lap distance will require drivers to strategize, but won’t give them enough time to cruise at the back before making a run to the front.

“The safest place to be is out front. We want to qualify up front and then stay up front,” said Matt Pritiko, the defending Delaware late model champion.

The series’ inaugural race is scheduled for Sunset Speedway on May 23.

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Flamboro Speedway Celebrates 2014 Season And Hall Of Fame Inductees At Banquet

Flamboro Speedway Celebrates 2014 Season And Hall Of Fame Inductees At Banquet

By Randy Spencer for Flamboro Speedway – “A good time was had by all.” That was the general consensus after the 2014 Flamboro Speedway banquet, held at the Waterdown Legion January 30th. A large crowd was on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2014 racing season and the third annual Flamboro Stadium & Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

After a great dinner, I was introduced by Clinton Geoffrey and spoke of the new members to the Hall for 2014, the 19 alumni inducted over the past 2 years and remembered three inaugural inductees that we lost last year; Harvey Lennox, Earl Ross and Ken Stenhouse Sr. I also thanked several people, who without their help the Hall wouldn’t be possible. John, Frank and Frankie Casale, John Karley of Georgetown Printing, my daughter Larissa, Mike Schmidt from London Recreational and all the sponsors of the program as well as all those who voted and purchased a program.

Five of six inductees were in attendance or represented by a family member. For me, these banquets are usually a way to meet some of my heroes. Jim Collison is one I’ve met before but is always great to talk to an a great ambassador of our sport and Flamboro Speedway. Charlie Beck was represented by his wife Georgia. She spoke of how humble Charlie would have been. I’ve known Georgia for several years and is another great ambassador of racing. Meeting Terry Kitchen, Wayne Keeling and Howie Scannell Sr. was a thrill for me, all great gentleman and outstanding racers. Jack Cook’s daughters were unable to attend due to other commitments. Another great success and already looking forward to next year’s class of six new inductees. If you are interested in purchasing a Hall of Fame program for 2014, 2013 or 2012, please check the website, http://www.flamborospeedwayhalloffame.com/

Once the Hall of Fame portion of the banquet was finished, we moved right into the track awards portion of the banquet. Many of the 2014 competitors were on hand. Grisdale Racing once again sponsored Grisdale Triple Crown series for Late Models, the 12th annual series. APC Auto Parts sponsored a six race series for Late Models and Thunder Cars between Flamboro and Delaware Speedway drivers. London Recreational once again sponsored Frostfest and all were represented to congratulate the champions and other competitors with their awards. Perfect Attendance awards, Rookies of the Year, Most Improved, Most Checkered Flags, Best Effort, Best Appearing and Most Sportsmanlike awards were also presented. See the full list below. Great job by Clinton Geoffrey as Master of Ceremonies and Frank Casale for all his hard work producing the trophies and plaques. Also thanks to Derek Smith from Racepulse Photos who took some great pictures that are available on his
website, http://www.racepulse.com/

This past Sunday, February 8th, the annual Flamboro Speedway Rules and Registration meeting was held at the Waterdown Legion. A great turnout, looking forward to opening day at the track on April 25th. The annual Swap Meet and practice day is one week earlier on April 18th. Please check the website for all the details, http://www.flamborospeedway.ca/

Photos by Derek Smith, Racepulse Photos

Awards

APC Series – Flamboro Drivers
Late Model
12. 17 Nick Roth
11. 37 David Elliott
9. 23 Jake Ott
6. 2 Rick Burbridge
5. 83 Dale Shaw
Thunder Car
15. 89 Shawn Chenoweth
12. 76 Shawn Arnott
10. 5 Linda Stenhouse
9. 33 Mike Gilmour
7. 8 Steve Perry
6. 13 Brad Collison
3. 27 Kevin Albers

Grisdale Triple Crown Series for Late Models
12. 23 Jake Ott
11. 89 Shawn Chenoweth
10. 74 Al Bowman
9. 58 Paul Dudnick
8. 27 Doug Pokupec
7. 15 Matt Lockwood
6. 17 Nick Roth
5. 56 Robbie Thompson
4. 2 Rick Burbridge
3. 83 Dale Shaw
2. 37 David Elliott
1. 21 Matt Pritiko

Flamboro Memorial Night Champions
Pure Stock 32 Gillian Hils
Mini Stock 71 Russ Aicken
Thunder Car 02 Mark Burbridge
Late Model 37 David Elliott
F-4 Mod 9 Brian Nanticoke
Ontario Mod 95 Robert Warnes

London Recreational Frost Fest Overall Winners
Pure Stock 76 Shawn Taylor
Mini Stock 35 Andy Kamrath
Thunder Car 89 Shawn Chenoweth

Flamboro Championship Point Series
Pure Stock – Ponderosa Nature Resort
12. 61 John Mussleman
11. 3 Andrew Stirling
10. 57 Chris Longthorne
9. 48 Steve DeLeeuw
8. 44 Sam Heiben
7. 70 Danny Shantz
6. 00 Bill Rutherford
5. 07 Michael Kenny/Matt Young
4. 31 Keara Gallant
3. 6 Wayde Thorne
2. 32 Gillian Hils
1. 76 Shawn Taylor

Mini Stock – Klotz Auto Repair
12. 50 Chad Corcoran
11. 42 Rick Robinson
10. 97 Blair Wickett
9. 05 Dave Goodacre
8. 62 Ashley Holmes
7. 5 Ken Stenhouse
6. 03 Jake Gilbert
5. 01 Mark DaSilva
4. 61 Chad Ditner
3. 36 Hudson Nagy
1. 71 Russ Aicken
1. 13 Mike Holmes (tie)

Thunder Cars – Rays Towing
12. 14 Rob Istead
11. 8 Steve Perry
10. 02 Mark Burbridge
9. 31 Kevin Gallant
8. 7 Bobby Mercer
7. 89 Shawn Chenoweth
6. 49 Dave Bailey
5. 5 Linda Stenhouse
4. 33 Mike Gilmour
3. 76 Shawn Arnott
2 . 27 Kevin Albers
1. 13 Brad Collison

Late Models – Grisdale Racing Products
6. 61 Brent Wheller
5. 37 David Elliott
4. 74 Al Bowman
3. 17 Nick Roth
2. 2 Rick Burbridge
1. 83 Dale Shaw

Late Model First Half Champion
89 Shawn Chenoweth

Late Model Second Half Champion
37 David Elliott

Perfect Attendance Awards – awarded to the Car Owners with perfect attendance who made all scheduled events in 2014, (Frostfest Not Included). Any owner who’s driver received a full night’s disqualification is not qualified for perfect attendance recognition.
Pure Stocks
6 Wayde Thorne
32 Gillian Hils
76 Shawn Taylor
Mini Stocks
01 Mark DaSilva
03 Jake Gilbert
5 Ken Stenhouse
13 Mike Holmes
36 Hudson Nagy
61 Chad Ditner
62 Ashley Holmes
71 Russ Aicken
Thunder Cars
5 Linda Stenhouse
7 Bobby Mercer
13 Brad Collison
27 Kevin Albers
33 Mike Gilmour
76 Shawn Arnott
Late Models
2 Rick Burbridge
83 Dale Shaw

Rookie of the Year
Pure Stock 44 Sam Heiben
Mini Stocks 36 Hudson Nagy
Thunder Cars 49 Dave Bailey
Late Model 2 Rick Burbridge

Most Checkered Flags
Pure Stock 76 Shawn Taylor (including 6 feature wins)
Mini Stocks 13 Mike Holmes (including 14 feature wins)
Thunder Cars 89 Shawn Chenoweth (including 8 feature wins)
Late Models 83 Dale Shaw (including 8 feature wins)

Most improved Driver
Pure Stock 76 Shawn Taylor (8 position gain over 2013)
Mini Stock 61 Chad Ditner (9 position gain over 2013)
Thunder Car 33 Mike Gilmour (8 position gain over 2013)
Late Model 83 Dale Shaw (4 position gain over 2013)

Best Effort Awards
Pure Stocks 31 Keara Gallant
Mini Stocks 36 Hudson Nagy
Thunder Cars 31 Kevin Gallant
Late Models

Best Appearing Car Awards
Pure Stocks 32 Gillian Hils
Mini Stocks 36 Hudson Nagy
Thunder Cars 5 Linda Stenhouse
Late Models 2 Rick Burbridge

Most Sportsmanlike Driver (as voted by the drivers)
Pure Stock 32 Gillian Hils
Mini Stocks 01 Mark DaSilva (3 years in a row)
Thunder Car 49 Dave Bailey
Late Model 2 Rick Burbridge

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Jamie Cox & Karl Sault Victorious In Season End Racing At Flamboro

Jamie Cox & Karl Sault Victorious In Season End Racing At Flamboro

The final event of the 2014 season at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway was the $5000 to win 125 lap Enduro and Demo. Derby. Congratulations to Glen Hils for planning a great event. It was my first Flamboro Enduro and hope this becomes an annual event. It was very exciting, a bit confusing as a scorer and was well attended by fans on a blustery and cool late October afternoon.

Forty six entrants were registered and lined up two by two from the start/finish line all the way back to the entrance to turn three. With the drop of the green they were off. A couple of reds early as the track had to be cleared of cars that were sitting in a dangerous position. Some cars were also DQ’d for moving under the red. Four cars were at the front from the beginning, the 51 of Jason Tolton, the 70 of Josh Shantz, the 51x of Derek Moesker and 44 of Jamie Cox all ran up or near the front all day. Tolton and Shantz both got side ways and spun in turn three/four and may have cost them the race. Cox ran a clean race and as the checkered flag flew on lap 125 he was first to cross and was awarded the $5000 grand prize. Josh Shantz was second and the 51x of Derek Moesker was third.

The Demo. Derby wrapped up the day with just four cars making it out. The 98 of Will Larkin, 00 Bill Rutherford, 92 Kyle Neumeister and 81 of Karl Sault. Rutherford and Larkin were first out and the battle came down to Neumeister and Sault. The two were banging, crashing and pushing each other all over the track. The 92 car looked like I feel some mornings as it was dragging it’s back around the track but gave it his best shot. But the 92 could no longer go on and Sault in the 81 was the winner of the derby.

Congratulations to the #10 car of Jeremy Hughes. We pretty much unanimously voted his car the best appearing and he won the Hot Rod Hobbies Best Appearing car award and the $50 prize.

Photos by Derek Smith of racepulse.com

Driver and Car #’s Registered

07-Barry Watson
4-Trevor Roszell
77-Kevin Nicol
51-Jason Tolton
76-Russ Nicholson
94-Chris Soares
82-Sam Taylor
38-Rodney Rutherford
80-Mark Robinson
74-Jaeger McMaster
57-Derek Zehr
81-Karl Sault
26-Ryan Hunsinger
71-Matt Young
6-Wayde Thorne
11-Steve Lovie
51x-Derek Moesker
49-Brian Wilson
16x-Tyler Nuell
44-Jamie Cox
417-Mike Oliverra
6f-Kris Fairweather
70-Josh Shantz
87-Jim McTavish
02-Andrew Scott
43-Kyle Nuell
10-Jeremy Hughes
8-Andrew Latulippe
262-Randy McKinley
85-Rob Campbell
317-Shone Evans
08-Derek Martin
1-Tyler Martin
60-Joe Fleet
00-Bill Rutherford
29-Derek Jackson
119-Shaun Quinn
3-Brian Watson
28-Todd Gordon
98-Sid Bracci
61-Chad Ditner
K7-Alex Schuts
26-Tim Nuell
2-Matt Nuell
19-Ron Provla
72-Kyle Neumeister

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Mark Watson & Kevin Allen Win 100 Lap Features At Flamboro Speedway

Mark Watson & Kevin Allen Win 100 Lap Features At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – Day Two of the final weekend of racing got under way with Time Trials for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series and the sixth and final round of the APC Auto Parts Challenge series between Flamboro and Delaware Late Models on a cool but sunny afternoon.

LOSC (presented by Meineke) had 15 cars go out for time trials and points leader Shawn McGlynn set the fast time of 16.546, narrowly missing his Flamboro track record for the LOSC which was 16.369 set two years ago. 19 Late Models were set to set fast times and when all was said and done, Jamie Cox set down the fast lap at 15.640.

The fields were set for the LOSC and APC 100 Late Model race. The Ontario Sportsman and Pro 4 Modifieds were on hand as well. Dwight Brown and Nick Lees won heat races for the Ontario Mods. while Brian Nanticoke took the heat race for the Pro 4’s.

After a brief intermission, the Lucas Oil Sportsman did their normal draw for top five positions, the “Fast Five” with a twist. Today was the “Elite Eight” and it shook up the starting order. After qualifying the order was 81, 24, 54, 6, 82, 18, 48 & 93. After the pre-race draw it looked this way…6, 81, 82, 24, 48, 93, 8 & 54. The green flag dropped and the first caution came on lap 10 when the 18 of Chad McGlynn went off. The cars then ran for almost 70 laps caution free. On the 87th lap, the 24 of “Mr. Highside”, Brennan Didero was running a fine race but his car caught fire heading into turn one and the red flag came out as emergency vehicles rushed to extinguish the flames. When the race resumed, the 81 of McGlynn who had pretty near lapped the entire field, wasn’t able to hold off Kevin Allen and the 54 car shot out to inherit the lead. Allen was able to hold off the pack for the last ten laps for his first career LOSC win. Shawn McGlynn was crowned the 2014 LOSC points champion.

The Pro 4 Modifieds were up next for their feature finale of 2014. Aaron Turkey and Stan Pokupec were on the pole for this one. Pokupec, Turkey and Houghton battled for the entire race but the crafty veteran Pokupec held off the youngsters for his first feature win this year. Congratulations Stan!! The Ontario Modifieds were up to put the wraps on their 2014 campaign. Ryan Dyck and Alex Lees led 11 cars to green. Dyck led from wire to wire to pick up the feature win.

The last race of the night was the 100 lap main event and final race of the APC Auto Parts Flamboro/Delaware Challenge. Rick Burbridge and Shawn Thompson were on the pole after a dice roll and inversion of 11. The race started well and the cars settled in for a long race. The first caution came on lap 28 when the 23 of Shawn McGlynn and 96 of Dan Prudhomme got involved in turn four. A few laps later the 74 of Al Bowman climbed the wall in turn four just narrowly missing the flagman. At this point Thompson was in the lead followed by Burbridge, Matt Box and Mark Watson. On the restart, the 83 of Dale Shaw and 15 of Matt Lockwood got tangled on the front stretch bringing another caution. On the second restart Lockwood got mixed up again, this time with the 61 of Brent Wheller. Lockwood went off on the hook. A couple laps later another caution and leader, Shawn Thompson headed to the pits. He made it back on as the green was to fly, but now was at the rear of the field. A bad start saved Thompson and he didn’t lose any laps. As the race neared halfway, Mark Watson was in the lead followed by Matt Pritiko and “Quietstorm” Jamie Cox. They began to distance themselves from the pack. On lap 65, something appeared to brake on the 72 of Thompson sending him hard into the turn one wall and his APC championship hopes were dashed. Shawn McGlynn had some more woes as he hit the wall on lap 67. The next lap as David Elliott and Dale Shaw were heading down the front stretch, sparks flew they came together and both cars went hard into the turn one wall. On the restart, Mark Watson took the lead and the 21 of Pritiko was shuffled back to fourth. A caution on lap 88 as Justin Demelo went around coming out of turn two. Cautions once again breeded cautions…the 56 of Robbie Thompson went around coming out of turn four. One lap later the 27 of Mat Box, who was running very well to that point, climbed the wall and came to a stop bringing out another caution. The final six laps were very exciting and when the checkered flag fell it was the #3 of the “St. Thomas Express” Mark Watson crossing the line first giving him the overall APC Late Model championship.

That put the wraps on a very exciting season of racing at Flamboro Speedway. The staff would like to thank all the drivers, crews and fans who made it one of the most exciting in quite some time. We look forward to seeing you all back in April 2015.

Photos by Derek Smith of racepulse.com

Official Results

Ontario Modifieds Heat #1 – #61 Dwight Brown, #95 Rob Warnes, #26 Terry Baker, #88 Ryan Dyck, #98 Rick Warnes, #65 Chris Burrows, #14 Kevin Jobe (DNS)

Ontario Modifieds Heat #2 – #09 Nick Lees, #07 Alex Lees, #77 Chad Strawn, #62 Randy Hollingsworth, #90 Willow Barberstock

Ontario Modifieds Feature – #88 Ryan Dyck, #07 Alex lees, #09 Nick Lees, #95 Rob Warnes, #62 Randy Hollingsworth, #26 Terry Baker, #90 Willow Barberstock, #98 Rick Warnes, #61 Dwight Brown (DNF), #65 Chris Burrows (DNF), #77 Chad Strawn (DQ)

Pro 4 Modified Heat – #9 Brian Nanticoke, #33 Tom Houghton, #68 Aaron Turkey, #93 Dan Petit, #17 Stan Pokupec, #15 Keith Dempster, #23 Linc Erison, #63 Mark Lucas (DNF), #8 Ryan Hunsinger (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature – #17 Stan Pokupec, #68 Aaron Turkey, #33 Tom Houghton, #93 Dan Petit, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #15 Keith Dempster, #23 Linc Erison, #63 Mark Lucas (DNF), #8 Ryan Hunsinger (DNF)

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Feature – #54 Kevin Allen, #81 Shawn McGlynn, #82 Dave Connelly, #45 Kevin Trevellin, #93 Jason Meyer, #3 Tim Tolton, #48 Doug Cathcart, #8 Adam martin, #43 Bob Merrifield, #85 Mike Nelson, #12 Mark Patrick, #6 Jermey Coulter, #24 Brennan Didero (DNF), #31 John Schwemler (DNF), #66 Josh Wood (DNF), #18 Chad McGlynn (DNF)

Late Model Feature – #3 Mark Watson, #22 Jamie Cox, 321 Matt Pritiko, #17 Nick Roth, #82 Justin Demelo, #2 Rick Burbridge, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick, #23 Shawn McGlynn, #56 Robbie Thompson (DNF), #27 Mat Box (DNF), #83 Dale Shaw (DNF), #37 David Elliott (DNF), #72 Shawn Thompson (DNF), #36 Trevor Monaghan (DNF), #96 Dan Prudhomme (DNF), #74 Al Bowman (DNF), #15 Matt Lockwood (DNF), #52 Steve March (DNF)

LOSC Time Trials (fast lap)

#81 – 16.546
#24 – 16.551
#54 – 16.827
#6 – 16.849
#82 – 16.912
#18 – 16.956
#48 – 16.966
#93 – 16.995
#66 – 17.090
#45 – 17.122
#85 – 17.182
#43 – 17.221
#31 – 17.280
#8 – 17.439
#12 – 17.528

Late Model Time Trials (fast lap)

#22 – 15.640
#83 – 15.665
#56 – 15.746
#3 – 15.749
#37 – 15.821
#23 – 15.822
#17 – 15.825
#27 – 15.937
#61 – 15.971
#82 – 16.015 *
#72 – 16.032
#2 – 16.215
#21 – 16.280
#15 – 16.417
#52 – 16.588
#96 – 16.591
#58 – 16.924
#74 – 16.755
#36 – 16.818

*- last re:weight issue

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Andy Kamrath & Shawn Chenoweth Big Winners At Frostfest

Andy Kamrath & Shawn Chenoweth Big Winners At Frostfest

By Randy Spencer – After a typical bout of October weather, the second day of Oktoberfest and Frostfest was on the card at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. The two day racing extravaganza Oktoberfest was originally set for October 3-4th but Mother Nature had other ideas and the entire weekend was washed out. With a week off for Thanksgiving it was decided that Frostfest would run the Saturday for Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks and the Dirt Sportsman, and the final round of the APC Flamboro-Delaware Challenge for Late Models would be run on the Sunday and included the 100 lap for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series as well as the Ontario Modifieds and Pro 4 Modifieds.

First up on Saturday the 14th was Frostfest presented by London Recreational Contracting. Huge thanks to Mike Schmidt and all those involved with the London Recreational team for putting on a bigger and better event this year. Also want to say thanks to Clinton Geoffrey and Spencer Lewis for working so well together and making the event that much better with their knowledge and enthusiasm for the entire weekend. A total of $7800 in cash plus prizes was up for the Thunder Cars while $4000 in cash plus prizes was up for Mini Stocks…all from London Recreational and their sponsors.

First up was time trials for the Mini Stocks and Thunder Cars. Thirty Eight Mini Stocks and Thirty One Thunder Cars were signed up for the event. Bryan Sudsbury set the fast lap for Mini Stocks with a 17.899 while Shawn Chenoweth turned a 16.837.

We then moved onto heat racing with the Pure Stocks up first with Twenty Three cars signed in. Heat victories went to Jeremy Schindel and Josh Shantz. The Mini Stocks would hit the track next with a Dash for the top 10 cars in qualifying as well as two heats. The Dash went to Andy Kamrath while heat wins went to Blair Wickett and Russ Aicken. The Thunder Cars also had a Dash and two heats. The Dash victory went to Shawn Chenoweth and heats went to Brad Collison and Johnny Morrison. The Dirt Sportsman had six cars on hand and the heat win went to Gary Lindberg. Their Dash went to Dana Aikens. The Mini Stocks also had a B Feature with that checkered flag going to Paul Boyd. A note from the first Mini Stock heat race, the #13 of Mike Holmes who tied for first with Russ Aicken in regular season points chase had some hard luck carry over from the last race of the year. On a restart, Holmes car just died and all the cars behind piled into the back sending the
13 car into the wall causing significant damage and ending his day early. A very disappointing end to an amazing season for the Holmes team.

Feature racing was up and Mini Stocks were up for the first of two 30 lap features. Andy Kamrath and Bryan Sudsbury sat on the pole and led thirty cars to the green. With that many cars comes problems and six cars were involved bringing out the caution and a complete restart. The second try worked out better and they were off. By lap five, the 43 car had a flat tire and as he spun he took the 37 car of the “Rabbit” Rob Hoskins. Sliding across the wet grass down the back stretch, Hoskins was unable to avoid the fire safety truck as it came to a sudden stop, and flying car and truck parts. The truck sustained some damage but it was patched up and able to continue. The remainder of the race went caution free and Kamrath and Sudsbury battled each other throughout but Kamrath came home first.

Shawn Chenoweth and Mark Burbridge led 24 Thunder Cars to green. Working as a scorer, had my hands full and the race was a blur going pretty much caution free as the lead off the start remained the same after thirty laps with Chenoweth coming home first followed by Burbridge and Shawn Arnott.

Jeremy Schindel and Josh Shantz led 22 cars to green. The race started well but on lap 10 coming out of turn four the 0 car of Andrea Parsons took a hard hit in the drivers side door bringing out the caution and then the red. Parsons was complaining of some pain and tingling in her extremities and with the driver’s safety top priority, Hamilton Ambulance service was summoned. It took some time to remove Parsons safely and at that time two ambulances and two Hamilton fire trucks had made their way onto the track to help. She was removed and taken to hospital for observation. According to a family member she was ok other than very sore and lucky as well. The race continued after almost an hour delay and as the cars crossed the finish line 30 laps later, Shawn Taylor was the winner followed by Shantz and Derek Jackson.

The Dirt Sportsman made their way onto the track with Scott George and Gary Lindberg up front. George ran a great race and crossed the line first.

The second 30 lapper for Mini Stocks would follow with young Jake Watson and veteran Tim Tolton up front for this one. A good race with just a few cautions. On lap 16, the 97 car of Blair Wickett broke in turn four bringing out a caution and bringing the pack back to even. One lap later, Bryan Sudsbury brought out a caution with a 360 spin on lap 17. It was a phenomenal save by Sudsbury and although he didn’t hit anything or anyone he did go to the rear for bringing out the caution. The final caution was on lap 25 when the 71 of Russ Aicken spun in turn three. Billy Schwartzenberg ran a great race. The former Flamboro Mini Stock champion showed he didn’t forget the fast way around Flamboro Speedway and took the checkered flag followed by Tyler Junkin and Andy Kamrath.

The final race of the night was the second 30 lap feature for the Thunder Cars. Lee Winger and Kevin Albers were up front for this one. One caution in this one half way through as the 29, 8 and 83 spun in turn three. Shawn Chenoweth made it a clean sweep winning both features followed in this one by Arnott and Albers.

That brought to a close the 2014 Frostfest. After all the results were tallied Shawn Chenoweth was the overall Thunder Car champ and Andy Kamrath was the Mini Stock overall winner.

Photos by Derek Smith of racepulse.com

Official Results

Mini Stock time trails (fast lap time)

#39 – Bryan Sudsbury 17.899
#86 – Billy Schwartzenberg 18.164
#41 – Tyler Junkin 18.214
#35 – Andy Kamrath 18.226
#50 – Chad Corcoran 18.348
#20 – Gerrit Tiemersma 18.359
#14 – James Townsend 18.408
#34 – Kevin Strutt 18.5454
#49 – Miles Tyson 18.556
#37 – Rob Hoskins 18.570
#68 – Brandon Crumbie 18.583
#13 – Mike Holmes 18.635
#71 – Russ Aicken 18.668
#35x – Tim Tolton 18.681
#12 – Jordan Howse 18.832
#8 – Nick Clarke 18.838
#81 – Samantha Shaw 18.860
#77 – Phil Givens 18.930
#7x – Paul Boyd 18.931
#88 – Jake Watson 18.933
#61 – Chad Ditner 19.003
#36 – Hudson Nagy 19.008
#01 – Mark DaSilva 19.128
#73 – Scott Schleuter 19.133
#03 – Jake Gilbert 19.177
#14 – Brian Wilson 19.206
#20x – Ryan Edwards-Kiss 19.259
#6 – Kevin Slater 19.484
#72 – Rich Schwartzenberg 19.570
#10 – Mike Larkin 19.805
#43x – Brian Watson 19.891
#73x – Jordan Morris 19.935
#42 – Rick Robinson 19.963
#05 – Dave Goodacre 20.349
#7 – Matt Young 20.908
#24 – Tyler Mayhew 21.196

Thunder Cars time trails (fast lap time)

#89 – Shawn Chenoweth 16.837
#02 – Mark Burbridge 16.956
#36 – Ken Grubb 17.087
#27 – Kevin Albers 17.164
#13 – Brad Collison 17.268
#49 – Dave Bailey 17.318
#64 – Ryan Semple 17.318
#76x – Cayden Lapcevich 17.325
#76 – Shawn Arnott 17.330
#31 – Kevin Gallant 17.337
#21x – Matt Bentley 17.372
#7x – Tyler Liscum 17.382
#83 – Johnny Morrison 17.418
#29 – Steve Cashmore 17.490
#8 – Steve Perry 17.518
#48 – Coltin Everingham 17.524
#7 – Bobby Mercer 17.635
#81 – Chris Van Dusen 17.663
#10 – Dennis Cybalski 17.699
#37 – Jeff Bean 17.814
#73 – Nick Troback 17.852
#97 – Adam Martin 17.892
#12 – Justin Collison 17.982
#3 – Jack Myers 17.982
#67 – Shawn Hewitt 18.032
#41 – Bruce Wheller 18.123
#87 – Jeremy Bean 18.345
#21 – Lee Winger 18.467
#88 – Scott Laporte 19.010
#31x- Chad Corcoran 19.184
#52 – Mickey Brydges 19.648

Pure Stock Heat #1 – #22 Jeremy Schindel, #90 Andy Wheller, #9 Wesley Schindel, #00 Bill Rutherford, #48 Michael Kenny, #23 Nic Ramsay, #1 Tyler Martin, #38 Brandon Fenney, #82 Sam Taylor, #85 Will Walker (DNF), #44 Jamie Cox (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #2 – #70 Josh Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #29 Derek Jackson, #76 Shawn Taylor, #51 Jason Tolton, #03 Matt Langford, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #3 Rodney Rutherford, #88 Scott Fortune, #0 Andrea Parsons, #08 Derek Martin, #17 Kyle Woods

Pure Stock Feature – #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Josh Shantz, #29 Derek Jackson, #32 Gillian Hils, #22 Jeremy Schindel, #3 Rodney Rutherford, #03 Matt Langford, #9 Wesley Schindel (-1 J), #51 Jason Tolton, #23 Nic Ramsay, #82 Sam Taylor, #00 Bill Rutherford, #38 Brandon Fenney, #17 Kyle Woods, #08 Derek Martin, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #0 Andrea Parsons (DNF), #48 Michael Kenny (DNF), #88 Scott Fortune (DNF), #85 Will Walker (DNF), #90 Andy Wheller (DNF), #1 Tyler Martin (DQ), #44 Jamie Cox (DNS)

Dirt Sportsman Heat – #19 Gary Lindberg, #26 Scott George, #21 Jim Johnstone, #8 Dana Aikens, #41 Boyd MacTavish, #72 Gord McIntosh

Dirt Sportsman Dash – #8 Dana Aickens, #41 Boyd MacTavish, #26 Scott George, #21 Jim Johnstone, #19 Gary Lindberg, #72 Gord McIntosh

Dirt Sportsman Feature – #26 Scott George, #19 Gary Lindberg, #21 Jim Johnstone, #41 Boyd MacTavish, #8 Dana Aickens, #72 Gord McIntosh

Mini Stock Dash – #35 Andy Kamrath, #39 Bryan Sudsbury, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #14x James Townsend, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #49 Miles Tyson, #41 Tyler Junkin, #34 Kevin Strutt, #37 Rob Hoskins (DNF), #50 Chad Corcoran (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #1- #97 Blair Wickett, #25x Tim Tolton, #14 Brian Wilson, #36 Hudson Nagy, #73 Scott Schleuter, #10 Mike Larkin, #77 Phil Givens, #73x Jordan Morris, #42 Rick Robinson, #7x Paul Boyd (DNF), #13 Mike Holmes (DNF), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNF), #8 Nick Clarke (DNF), #6 Kevin Slater (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #2 – #71 Russ Aicken, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #12 Jordan Howse, #81 Samantha Shaw, #01 Mark DaSilva, #88 Jake Watson, #61 Chad Ditner, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #43 Brian Watson, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #05 Dave Goodacre, #7 Matt Young, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF)

Mini Stock B Feature – #7x Paul Boyd, #8 Nick Clarke, #43 Brian Watson, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #6 Kevin Slater (DNF), #7 Matt Young (DNF), #13 Mike Holmes (DNS), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS), #03 Jake Gilbert (DNS0, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature #1 – #35 Andy Kamrath, #39 Bryan Sudsbury, #14 James Townsend, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #41 Tyler Junkin, #49 Miles Tyson, #71 Russ Aicken, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #97 Blair Wickett, #81 Samantha Shaw, #01 Mark DaSilva, #61 Chad Ditner, #77 Phil Givens, #73x Jordan Morris, #34 Kevin Strutt, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #73 Scott Schleuter, #42 Rick Robinson, #10 Mike Larkin, #8 Nick Clarke (DNF), #36 Hudson Nagy, #20x Ryan Edwards-Kiss (DNF), #12 Jordan Howse (DNF), #7x Paul Boyd (DNF), #43 Brian Watson, #37 Rob Hoskins (DNF), #14 Brian Wilson (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature #2 – #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #41 Tyler Junkin, #35 Andy Kamrath, #39 Bryan Sudsbury, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #81 Samantha Shaw, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #49 Miles Tyson, #50 Chad Corcoran, #12 Jordan Howse, #35x Tim Tolton, #71 Russ Aicken, #77 Phil Givens, #61 Chad Ditner, #34 Kevin Strutt, #10 Courtney Scott, #14 Brian Wilson, #42 Rick Robinson, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF), #01 Mark DaSilva (DNF), #88 Jake Watson (DNF), #73x Jordan Morris (DNF), #97 Blair Wickett (DNF), #20x Ryan Edwards-Kiss (DNF), #8 Nick Clarke (DNF), #73 Scott Schleuter (DNF), #14x James Townsend (DQ), #36 Hudson Nagy (DNS), #7 Matt Young

Mini Stock Overall Finish by car #
35, 86, 39, 41, 49, 68, 20, 81, 71, 35x, 61, 77, 34, 14x, 97, 88, 01, 12, 72, 10, 42, 73x, 50, 8, 73, 14, 20x, 05, 36, 7x, 43, 37

Thunder Car Dash – #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #27 Kevin Albers, #64 Ryan Semple, #21 Matt Bentley, #31 Kevin Gallant, #76x Cayden Lapcevich, #36 Ken Grubb

Thunder Car Heat #1 – #13 Brad Collison, #29 Steve Cashmore, #7 Bobby Mercer, #73 Nick Troback, #67 Shawn Hewitt, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #12 Justin Collison, #87 Jeremy Bean, #88 Scott Laporte, #52 Mickey Brydges, #7x Tyler Liscum (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #2 – #83 Johnny Morrison, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #8 Steve Perry, #37 Jeff Bean, #3 Jack Myers, #97 Adam Martin, #41 Bruce Wheller, #48 Coltin Everingham, #31x Chad Corcoran, #2 Lee Winger

Thunder Car Feature #1 – #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #21 Matt Bentley, #49 Dave Bailey, #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #76x Cayden Lapcevich, #36 Ken Grubb, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #83 Johnny Morrison, #67 Shawn Hewitt, #73 Nick Troback, #64 Ryan Semple, #29 Steve Cashmore, #8 Steve Perry, #7 Bobby Mercer, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #37 Jeff Bean, #41 Bruce Wheller, #12 Justin Collison, #97 Adam Martin, #3 Jack Myers

Thunder Car Feature #2 – #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #76x Cayden Lapcevich, #21 Matt Bentley, #31 Kevin Gallant, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #49 Dave Bailey, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #73 Nick Troback, #7 Bobby Mercer, #8 Steve Perry, 329 Steve Cashmore, #64 Ryan Semple, #83 Johnny Morrison, #97 Adam martin, #67 Shawn Hewitt, #12 Justin Collison, #41 Bruce Wheller, #37 Jeff Bean, #3 Jack Myers

Thunder Car Overall Finish by car #
89, 76, 27, 21, 02, 76x, 49, 13, 81, 36, 73, 83, 10, 29, 8, 7, 31, 67, 97, 37, 41, 12l 3, 64 (DQ)

Award Winners

Mini Stock overall champion – Andy Kamrath ($1000 & Custom Soap stone carving by George Noah) Thunder Car overall champion – Shawn Chenoweth ($2000 & Custom Soap stone carving by George Noah) Furthest Travelled – Dana Aikens (Dirt Sportsman) ($300) Mini Stock top qualifier – Bryan Sudsbury ($250) Thunder Car top qualifier – Shawn Chenoweth ($250) Mini Stock Dash winner – Andy Kamrath (battery) Thunder Car Dash winner – Shawn Chenoweth (battery) Top Finishing driver under 20 – Cayden Lapcevich ($200 from SL Promotions) Mini Stock 1st feature winner – Andy Kamrath ($50 gift card Moose Winooski’s) Thunder Car 1st feature winner – Shawn Chenoweth ($50 gift card BeerTown) Season of Promotions with Spencer Lewis Promotions – Kevin Albers Top Flamboro Thunder Car – Shawn Arnott Top Flamboro Mini Stock – Russ Aicken

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Seven Champions Crowned In Bizarre Night At Flamboro Speedway

Seven Champions Crowned In Bizarre Night At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – One of the most exciting race seasons in recent memory came to an end Saturday at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway and it was a nail biter to the very end.

Going in to action it looked like two of five divisions would be close with the other three taking a disaster to change the face. Well that disaster almost happened or did happen in the Mini Stock feature depending which driver you were.

The night got underway as usual with qualifying heat races. Going into Pure Stock action, Gillian Hils trailed Shawn Taylor by 21 points. All she could do is go out and win and hope trouble would fall in the lap of Taylor. This was pretty much the story in all divisions on this night. Well Hils did what she needed to do, she won both heats but Taylor made it difficult finishing second in both heats. In Mini Stocks, Russ Aicken trailed points leader Mike Holmes by 18 points. Aicken won both of his heats. Holmes finished third in both heats head to head with Aicken. That got Aicken to within 14 points. In the other two heats, Ken Stenhouse and Chad Ditner picked up victories. In Thunder Car action, Brad Collison went into the night with a slim nine point lead on Kevin Albers. Mark Burbridge and Collison won the heats. Albers finished second while Collison was third in the first heat and Albers was second to the winner Collison in heat two. This kept things pretty much the same heading to the feature. Bill Pearsall and Robert Mercer took heat wins in the Pro 4 Modified heats. This pretty much solidified Pearsall as the Pro 4 Modified 2014 Points Champion. The final heats were for the Grisdale Late Models. The first half winner Shawn Chenoweth has moved onto the OSCAAR Super Late Models after the first half. The second half was a two car “race” with David Elliott up on Dale Shaw by a mere seven points. Rick Burbridge and Dale Shaw picked up heat wins. Shaw picked up three points so the lead was narrowed to four going into the feature.

The intermission actually took place during the third Mini Stock heat. An injury in the pits delayed the race by about a half hour as an ambulance and fire truck were summoned to attend to the injured person.

Sam Heibien and Gillian Hils led a dozen Pure Stocks into their final feature event of the “regular season.” Hils was second and Shawn Taylor was fifth. The only way it appeared that Hils could be champion was if Taylor didn’t take the green. He did and Hils led for four laps but the 29 of Derek Jackson took the lead on lap six and wouldn’t surrender it. It was quite a move by Jackson as Hils and Taylor were one two. Jackson busted his way between the two coming out of turn four on lap six and took off. Jackson led the rest of the way, with Taylor getting by and followed by Hils. In post race inspection, Jackson was disqualified and the win went to Taylor, sealing Hils fate giving Taylor (from Burlington) his first championship by 20 points.

Sixteen Mini Stocks took to the track for the final feature of the season. With a fourteen point lead it appeared the only way Aicken could win was if Holmes couldn’t take the green or didn’t finish. Holmes started 11th and Aicken 14th. Blair Wickett started ninth in the field and quickly made his way for the front followed by Holmes and Aicken. As the original green fell, Wickett was called for jumping and would be penalized one spot at finish. That’s when the unthinkable happened. Heading out of turn four on lap seven, the 13 car of Holmes slowed as the field passed him by. The front right hub broke. Holmes, who had been on fire all season with nine feature wins, seemed to be a shoe in for the title. He didn’t have a DNF all season and it just goes to show that nothing is ever sure or official until the final “buzzer.” Aicken was on the move but he couldn’t overtake Wickett who had an amazing race. But as the checkered flag flew, Wickett was penalized the one spot from the original start and the win was awarded to Aicken. A quick calculation put Aicken (from New Hamburg) up on Holmes (from London) by the slimmest of margins, one point. When it all became official however, the two were tied at 2,266 points. It also goes to show you just never know. Every point counts, no matter how trivial it seems at the time. I believe this is the second or third time there has ever been a tie in any division’s final points standings in its history at Flamboro.

In the Thunder Car feature, Bobby Mercer and Kevin Albers led the field to green. Albers trailed Collison by about nine points heading into the finale. Albers new what he had to do, win. He shot out to the lead of the start and started to build a nice lead. The real battle was behind as Shawn Arnott, Dave Bailey, Mark Burbridge and Brad Collison were battling in that order behind Albers for most of the way. As the checkered flag flew, Albers was first followed by Mark Burbridge, the Birthday boy Shawn Arnott was third and Brad Collison was fourth. Although Albers won and picked up three bonus points for the win and most laps led, Collison (from Cambridge) was still crowned champion, by just four points.

In the Pro 4 feature, Keith Dempster and Dan Petit. Dempster in just his second Pro 4 Modified appearance got out to a lead and seemed like he would pick up the win until a caution with two laps remaining brought the pack back to even. Petit had his second straight mishap in turn four in as many weeks. On the restart, Aaron Turkey got a better start and held off Dempster for the feature win. Bill Pearsall (from Toronto) was crowned Points champion although he had an oil leak of some kind on the last lap and he slowed finished sixth.

The final feature of the night was for the Late Models. With four points separating Elliott and Shaw, it was going to be exciting. Nick Roth and Rick Burbridge led the field to green. Roth’s car seemed to be on rails and led from the start. Elliott and Shaw were battling close behind. As the laps counted down, Roth was still leading followed by Elliott and Shaw. As the checkered flag flew, that’s the way it ended. Nick Roth (from Baden) led flag to flag to pick up his first career Late Model feature victory. Congratulations Nick!! Elliott picked up one point on Shaw and finished with a five point cushion and was crowned second half Late Model champion. Combined, Dale Shaw (from Guelph) was the overall Late Model champ and was awarded the new Crate engine courtesy of track sponsor, Bennett Chevrolet of Cambridge.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing, a bizarre one at that. With five divisions running, seven champions were crowned. A tie in Mini Stocks and a second half and overall champ in Late Models. Still lots of racing to go, most definitely proves to be lots of excitement still to come with Oktoberfest Classic Weekend, Frostfest and the $5000 to win Enduro event to close the season..

Big thanks to Clinton Geoffrey serving as our guest announcer for a second straight weekend. He was also joined by former Canadian Vintage Modified (Hobby Car) racer Gary Colling who was in the pits and victory lane.

Please make plans to join us this weekend for the annual Oktoberfest Classic Weekend. Racing both Friday and Saturday, with rain date on Sunday. Please check the website for all the details, times and schedule for both days.

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 : #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #29 Derek Jackson, #90 Andy Wheller, #70 Alex Schuts (P), #44 Sam Heibien, #00 Bill Rutherford, #6 Wayde Thorne, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #95 Mark Thorne, #48 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #44 Sam Heibien, #6 Wayde Thorne, #29 Derek Jackson, #90 Andy Wheller (P), #70 Alex Schuts, #72 Jaeger McMaster, #48 Michael Kenny, #00 Bill Rutherford (DNF), #31 Rebecca Corcoran (DNF), #95 Mark Thorne (DNF)

Pure Stock Feature : #29 Derek Jackson (DQ), #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #90 Andy Wheller, #6 Wayde Thorne, #44 Sam Heibien, #48 Michael Kenny, #95 Mark Thorne, #70 Alex Schuts (DNF), #00 Bill Rutherford (DNS), #31 Rebecca Corcoran (DNS) #74 Jaeger McMaster (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #42 Rick Robinson (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #36 Hudson Nagy, #93 Chris Ryckman, #22 John Myers, #10 Courtney Scott

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #05 dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #62 Ashley Holmes, #5 Ken Stenhouse (DNF), #42 Rick Robinson (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #36 Hudson Nagy, #22 John Myers, #10 Courtney Scott, #93 Chris Ryckman (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature : #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett (-1J), #44 Soctt Simmons, #01 Mark DaSilva, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #05 Dave Goodacre, #22 John Myers, #42 Rick Robinson, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #62 Ashley Holmes, #10 Courtney Scott, #93 Chris Ryckman (DNF), #13 Mike Holmes (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #49 Dave Bailey, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #38 Stepheny Dean, #31 Kevin Gallant (DNF), #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott, #02 Mark Burbbridge, #31 Kevin Gallant, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #38 Stepheny Dean, #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature : #27 Kevin Albers, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #31 Kevin Gallant, #7 Bobby Mercer, #37 Jeff Bean, #38 Stepheny Dean, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (DNF), #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF), #5 Linda Stenhouse (DNF)

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

Pro 4 Modified Heat #2 : #91 Robert Mercer, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #38 Bill Pearsall, #24 Josh Lassaline, #15 Keith Dempster, #93 Dan Petit, #68 Aaron Turkey, #8 Mark Millard, #23 Linc Erison (P), #62 Mark Lucas (DNS), #17 Stan Pokupec (DNS)

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

Late Model Heat #1 : #2 Rick Burbridge, #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #37 David Elliott, #86 Kenny Forth, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model Heat #2 : #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #17 Nick Roth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #86 Kenny Forth, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model Feature : #17 Nick Roth, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #86 Kenny Forth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman

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Taylor, Aicken, Turkey And Atkinson Winners At Flamboro Speedway

Taylor, Aicken, Turkey And Atkinson Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – It was the final night of regular racing for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past Saturday. They were joined by the Pro 4 Modifieds, the Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks. Both Thunder Cars and Late Models were away at Delaware Speedway for the APC Challenge.

The night got underway with heat races. Shawn Taylor won both heats in Pure Stocks. There was four different winners in Mini Stocks. Rich Schwartzenberg, Blair Wickett, Chad Ditner and Russ Aicken were victorious. Robert Mercer and Craig Shaver won in Pro 4 Modifieds. Mike Williams and Brian Atkinson were winners in the Canadian Vintage Modifieds while Lucas Smith and Rob Neely won heats in the Can Am Midgets. The B feature for the Midgets was cancelled as the weather looked threatening. A brief rain shower between the second Pure Stock heat and the third Mini Stock heat brought a half hour delay so that was the intermission other than a quick five minute break before features.

The Pure Stocks were up first for their 15 lap main event. Wayde Thorne and Gillian Hils were on the pole for this one. Going into the evening Shawn Taylor led Gillian Hils by 15 points. Two heat wins by Taylor and two third place finishes by Hils has really put the heat on the 32 car. Thirteen cars took the green and Hils led the first two laps but Taylor (of Burlington) proved too much and led the rest of the way to open his lead to 21 points going into championship night.

A couple of champions took part in this week’s Pure Stock action. The 2006 Mini Stock champion Ron Larkin Jr. was in the #26 car. “I love the Pure Stock division, reminds me of when all the Larkin’s raced the mini stocks in the past. I’m excited to see the new rules for 2015 to try and make cars equal in this division. You may see the Larkin clan back racing if all works out for the rules in 2015,” Larkin said. The other Larkin…Mike had this to say, “Larkin Racing plans to get a car for the upcoming Enduro race. We will put Ron Larkin Jr. in the seat. Be a test for how well we can make a Dodge compete next year in 2015. If all works out, watch for the Dodge’s and Larkin’s invade Flamboro Speedway once again. Glen Hils did a great job in creating this class. With all the new cars coming out for the Enduro, we hope that this carries on to 2015 and the Pure Stock division will have a huge car count. Names like Gallant, Larkin’s, Shantz, and many others  defiantly impact a competitive point of view for the Enduro and 2015.”

The other champion racing in a Pure Stock was the 2006 & 2013 Thunder Car champion Kevin Gallant. He said, “Had a blast driving it. Lot of fun. Building another now. Was a test run for the $5000 enduro. We will be building 1 more. Getting good at it now, have built 3. Lots of respect for that class…it brought me back to the days when you just show up and drive leave it on the trailer all week. And great to race against my wife.” A funny side note about Kevin racing against his wife Keara. Sitting up in the scoring tower, I saw Gallant’s hand out the window with a little wave as he passed Keara down the front stretch in one of the heat races. That’s what it’s all about…fun. Here is a You tube video of the Pure Stock feature, http://youtu.be/6BROcMYucFU.

The next feature was the 25 lap race for the Mini Stocks.  Rich Schwartzenburg and Rick Robinson led the field of 18 to green. Schwartzenberg who won his heat earlier led lap one. Jake Gilbert led the next couple but Russ Aicken was blowing the doors off everyone and was like a rocket as he made his way to the front quick. Aicken went into tonight trailing Holmes by twenty seven points. He shot out to a big lead but Holmes gained and closed in a little but Aicken was just to tough and picked up another feature win. It will be a tough go for Aicken (of New Hamburg) on championship night. Winning tonight’s feature will put him to the back of the pack so he will looking for a big move early.

Aicken said, “As we head into the final week, I know I need to bring my A game. At this point, I can only focus on how hard I have to run and what I need to do. This is the closest championship race I’ve been in during my six years of racing. I would like to thank Mike Schmidt of London Recreational, Shawn Arnott of Automotive Truck and Tire, Shawn Turner and Bennett Chevrolet and all of my sponsors. Without their support, I wouldn’t here in the first place.”

Mike Holmes had this to say after the race when asked if he was nervous about heading into next week’s action. “Yes I am nervous but I am determined not to let it get to me. It is my first championship race (going in) where I am leading. It’s taken  4 years of racing, dedication and lots of homework to get me to this point. My competitiveness, want to win and racing with a great group of people including all of the Flamboro staff, has driven me to the point that I am now. Definitely lots more stress comes along with racing for a championship. You need to be on your game each week, go over the car after each race with a fine tooth comb for problems. Lots of patience is needed too. I would like to thank the people who have helped me to get here…my family, friends and sponsors all through the last 4 years that have helped me. I really want to thank my wife Angie for her constant support and my daughter Ashley who drives the 62 mini stock.” Here is a You  tube video of the Mini Stock feature, http://youtu.be/SDuGNw1Q4xE.

The Pro 4 feature had 11 cars take the green with Keith Dempster and Aaron Turkey on the point. Dempster, the former Can Am Midget racer and current Corr/Pak Sprint car racer at Ohsweken Speedway, made his debut in a Pro 4 and led early. As Dempster and Robert Mercer crossed the line, two cars further back in the pack, Josh Lassaline and A.J. Emms made contact and Emms climbed the wall and was taken off on the hook. Dempster held the lead through a few more laps and a few more cautions. Dempster was in one of those cautions and he along with Mercer were unable to continue. Tom Houghton took over the lead until heading into turn four on lap 11, the 33 car got mixed up with Dan Petit who took a very hard hit into the wall coming out of turn four. Aaron Turkey (of Six Nations) took over the lead on the restart on lap 12 and held off the pack for the remaining few laps to pick up the checkered flag. Turkey had a great year at Ohsweken in the 602 Crate  Sprints.

Rick Schurr and Mike Williams led the Canadian Vintage Modifieds onto the track. Schurr led lap one but veteran Brian Atkinson made his way by and took over the lead. As the race reached lap 19, the caution came out as a quick and heavy rain came over the track. The checkered flag was thrown, calling the race early giving the win to Atkinson (of Dundas). The rain continued and the last race of the night for the Can Am Midgets was cancelled. It was unfortunate as it was the club’s final race of the year, the Harry Macy memorial race. Mack Deman was leading in points and was crowned the 2014 Lucas Oil Can Am Midget champion.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing. Big thanks to Clinton Geoffrey serving as our guest announcer. He will also be back this Saturday. Thanks to Adam Ross who filled last week, I failed to mention him in the last recap.

Please make plans to join us this Saturday September 27th, it’s Championship Night at Flamboro Speedway featuring the Grisdale Late Models, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks. It will be the final night of regular season points racing. All 5 divisions are extremely close, so this will be the most exciting night of racing of the year. Please check the website under the competitors tab to see how close all divisions are.

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 courtesy of Clark Hartman

Story quotes, thanks to Mike Larkin for getting those

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #29 Derek Jackson, #32 Gillian Hils, #90 Kevin Gallant, #95 Wayde Thorne, #70 Josh Shantz, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #71 Mark Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #44 Sam Heibein, #31 Keara Corcoran, #26 Ron Larkin Jr., #7 Michael Kenny (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Josh Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #90 Kevin Gallant, #29 Derek Jackson (-1J), #74 Jaeger McMaster, #95 Wayde Thorne, #44 Sam Heibien, #00 Bill Rutherford, #71 Mark Thorne, #31 Keara Corcoran, #48 Michael Kenny (#7), #26 Ron Larkin Jr. (DNF)

Pure Stock Feature : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #29 Derek Jackson, #70 Josh Shantz, #90 Kevin Gallant, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #44 Sam Heibien, #00 Bill Rutherford, #95 Wayde Thorne, #71 Mark Thorne, #48 Michael Kenny (#7), #31 Keara Corcoran, #26 Ron Larkin Jr. (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #62 Ashley Holmes, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #97 Blair Wickett, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #50 Chad Corcoran, #77 Phil Givens, #36 Hudson Nagy, #22 John Myers (DNF), #26 Mark Klotz (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #62 Ashley Holmes

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #7 Russ Aicken, #44 Scott Simmons, #50 Chad Corcoran, #26 Mark Klotz, #36 Hudson Nagy, #77 Phil Givens, #22 John Myers, #13 Mike Holmes (DNF), #97 Blair Wickett (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature : #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #26 Mark Klotz, #44 Scott Simmons, #50 Chad Corcoran, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #36 Hudson Nagy, #77 Phil Givens, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #62 Ashley Holmes, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg (DNF), #22 John Myers (DNF), #97 Blair Wickett (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #91 Robert Mercer, #38 Bill Pearsall, #93 Dan Petit, #15 Keith Dempster, #23 Linc Erison (DNF), #17 (DNS), #68 Aaron Turkey (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified  Heat #2 : #8 Craig Shaver, #33 Tom Houghton, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #10 A.J. Emms, #24 Josh Lassaline (DNF), #63 Mark Lucas (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified  Feature : #68 Aaron Turkey, #24 Josh Lassaline, #33 Tom Houghton, #23 Linc Erison, #9 Brian Nanticoke (DNF), #93 Dan Petit, #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF), #15 Keith Dempster (DNF), #91 Robert Mercer (DNF), #8 Craig Shaver, #10 A.J. Emms (DNF), #63 Mark Lucas (DNS), #17 (DNS)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #7 Mike Williams, #6 Adrian Donkers, #18 Jason Keen, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #38 Dustin Hood, #08 Kevin Busher, #33 Ian Burney

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #92 Brian Atkinson, #57 Steve Trendell, #19 John Karley, #44 Rick Schurr, #12 John Dryden, #99 Rick Jones, #14 Jerrid Morphy

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #92 Brian Atkinson, #7 Mike Williams, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #18 Jason Keen, #6 Adrian Donkers, #57 Steve Trendell, #19 John Karley, #44 Rick Schurr, #38 Dustin Hood, #12 John Dryden, #08 Kevin Busher, #14 Jerrid Morphy, #33 Ian Burney, #99 Rick Jones (DNF)

Can Am Midget Heat #1 : #49 Lucas Smith, #94 Ryan Fraser, #63 Barry Dunn, #43 Adrian Stahle, #12 David Balych, #99 Daniel Bois, #16 Chris Holman, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #24 Al Smith, #48 Darren McLennan

Can Am Midget Heat #2 : #74 Rob Neely, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #37 Adam Racine, #22 Chris Bauman, #40 Mack Deman, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #3 Todd Creswell, #4 Andy Mackereth, #6 Craig Pitchell, #14 Dylon Smith

Can Am Midget B Feature : Cancelled

Can Am Midget Feature : Cancelled

The final race of the APC Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge took place Saturday at Delaware Speedway. Going in Branden Verhoeven led Shea Gemmell by 26 points. Flamboro’s Kevin Albers was in third, 39 points back. Branden Verhoeven won the first 25 lap feature while Chad Rijnen won the second 25 lapper. With his success in the event Branden Verhoeven took home the points championship for the Flamboro vs Delaware Speedway inter-track competition.

Results Race #1 – 7th Kevin Albers, 11th Brad Collison, 13th Dave Bailey, 14th Steve Perry, 18th Shawn Arnott, 20th Mike Gilmour, 22nd Linda Stenhouse

Race #2 – 7th Kevin Albers, 9th Steve Perry, 10th Shawn Arnott, 11th Brad Collison, 13th Mike Gilmour, 14th Dave Bailey, 20th Linda Stenhouse

In the 5th of 6th race in the APC Flamboro/Delaware Late Model 100 lap race, Mark Watson was the winner. The final race takes place Saturday, October 4th at Oktoberfest at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.

Results – 8th David Elliott, 14th Jake Ott, 17th Rick Burbridge, 18th Dale Shaw (DNF), 20th Al Bowman (DNF)

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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.

Photos by Super Nova Photos

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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