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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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Mark Burbridge Big Winner At APC Challenge At Flamboro Speedway

Mark Burbridge Big Winner At APC Challenge At Flamboro Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Six New Inductees Named To Flamboro Speedway Hall Of Fame

Six New Inductees Named To Flamboro Speedway Hall Of Fame

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Videos by Clark Hartman, via You Tube.

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shawn McGlynn Dominates LOSC Feature At Flamboro Speedway

Shawn McGlynn Dominates LOSC Feature At Flamboro Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Final Grisdale Triple Crown Points

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dale Shaw Picks Up Win in APC 100 At Flamboro Speedway

Dale Shaw Picks Up Win in APC 100 At Flamboro Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Late Model Time Trials (Fast Lap)

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

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challenge July 25th

Shawn Chenoweth finished second overall for the evening!!

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

Time Trials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thunder Car Time Trials (Fast Lap)

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

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials (Fast Lap)

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

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challenge July 18th

Time Trials

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

Feature

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

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

Photos by Super Nova Photos

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