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Wild Night At Flamboro Speedway

Wild Night At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – It seemed like any other night at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets and Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified were on hand for another exciting night of racing action. But as the night wore I had to check to see if there was a full moon. Several others said the same thing as well.

Early on in practice some drivers had some bad luck in practice and some delays as the 49 Can Am Midget of Lucas Smith lost his right rear tire in practice and a couple other cars also experienced problems in pre-race warm ups. Racing action got underway at 7pm with the Mini Stocks up first.

A.J. Miller and Hudson Nagy led the field of 15 cars to green and immediately Nagy shot out to the lead. In hot pursuit was Jake Gilbert, Chad Ditner, Shawn Taylor and Clark Hartman. As the race continued on this pack of cars stated to put some real estate in between themselves and the rest of the pack. Gilbert was giving Nagy all he could handle. As the cars came out of turn four on lap 20, Nagy led the pack across the line to lead flag to flag with no cautions to pick up the checkered flag. Gilbert car was disqualified in race tech at the end of the night.

In the first Thunder Car feature ten cars took the green as Shawn Chenoweth and Mark Burbridge were up front. As in the Mini Stock feature, Chenoweth and Burbridge broke away from the rest of the pack and another caution free race saw Chenoweth lead from flag to flag to pick up the checkers.

The Pro 4 Modifieds hit the track for their ten lap heat race. Robert Mercer and Josh Lassaline were on the pole for this one. An early spin on lap two going innto turn three when Robert Mercer went around and brothers Brian and Dan Nanticoke were unable to steer clear of the carnage and ended up into the wall. Both were unable to continue with Dan finished for the night.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds were up next with two 10 laps heat races. Six cars would hit the track for each race with Rick Schurr and Dustin Hood up front for race #1. A few cautions early and it was decided the race would be shortened to 8 laps from 10. Schurr led the first couple of laps but the two time champion Jason Keen was to much to hold back and took the lead on the second restart and held off the pack for the win.

Race #2 saw a great battle between Ben Charbonneau and Steve Trendell as the two battled the entire race. They were bumper to bumper and door to door for most of the race with Trendell proving there is an outside groove that can be raced at Flamboro. Charbonneau would hold off the hard charging 57 car and pick up the heat win.

Last up before intermission was two heats for the Lucas Oil Can Am TQ Midgets. The first ten lap race saw Jeff Blackburn and Todd Creswell lead the field to green. The cars battled early for position and as the charged down the back stretch on lap four. Looking at the video, it appears that the 7 car of Jeff Blackburn maybe slowed a bit and the 43 of J.R. Fitzpatrick got in to the back of him bouncing off and the back end slid out to the left. That caused the 7 car to clip the 94 of Ryan Fraser as he passed by and he too like Fitzpatrick rolled the car. A red flag came out while emergency teams raced to the scene. All drivers involved were pronounced medically clear and the mess was cleared way. Both cars were finished for the night. A shame for Fitzpatrick who always loves to run any car a this home track and for Fraser, who entered the night second in points. As the race resumed, Cresswell and Tyler Turnbull continued to battle and as the checkers flew on lap ten the veteran Cresswell picked up the win.

The second heat wasn’t quite as action packed but whenever the Can Am Midgets hit the track it’s exciting. Dave Hickson and Adrian Stahle were up front for this one. Defending champion Mack Deman was sixth in the pack of eight cars. By lap five Deman was up to second place trailing the leader Rob Neely. Neely wouldn’t give it up and took the checkered flag to end round one.

Intermission saw the first Spectator Drags of the season. the first one was rained out. This of course is the always exciting King of the Hill. Several fans brought their grocery getters out of the parking lot for a chance at the $100 and a shiny trophy. After several rounds of exciting action with a few close calls and spins, the red mustang driven by Johnny Cote was the winner.

Round two of features got underway and Stepheny Dean lined up beside A.J Miller to get this 20 lapper under way. Rich Schwartzenburg had a great looking car and it ran as good as it looked. Ricky held off the pack and was in the lead for the first 14 laps. Behind the field was banging and crashing and the 71 of Russ Aicken and 38 of Rodney Rutherford were mixing it up. They were followed close by Gillian Hils, Clark Hartman and Jake Gilbert. Aicken who has been running hot and cold this season in the new Cobalt was in a rocket tonight. His battle with Rutherford continued and the 38 car had to make a pit stop after getting the black flag because his rear bumper was being held on by a thread. Aicken managed to catch Schwatzenburg and on lap 15 would take the lead for good and cross the line first for the win.

In the second Thunder Car feature Justin Collison and Bobby Mercer were on the point. three laps in the 77 of Mitch Miljanovic had a fuel leak and took the car pit side. Collison was the early leader until lap 5 heading into turn two he spun the car and brought out a caution. It was undetermined if Collison had hit the fuel spill or was bumped from behind. It was decided that just Collison would head to the rear of the field for the restart. Shawn Arnott assumed the lead and held it for a couple of laps until Shawn Chenoweth decided he had to break out. Chenoweth, Arnott and Mark Burbridge battle each other for the entire race. Justin Collison and Bobby Mercer mad their own exciting race further back in the field. As the cars took the checkered flag it was Shawn Chenoweth sweeping both ends of the features for the second straight week.

The Pro 4 Modifieds were up next for their 15 lap main event of the evening. Craig Shaver was on the pole and immediately shot out to a big lead, half a track at one point. Bill Pearsall and Linc Erison were battling for second and third when Pearsall started to develop and smoke issue. It got heavier as the race wore on and as the cars neared the finish the smoke was quite heavy. The checkered flag flew and Shaver picked up the feature win as Pearsall slowed from second and finished fourth. After the race officials decided to make Pearsall last running car.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds were up for their feature event with Schurr and Hood on the pole again. Two cautions in the first four laps made it seem it might be a long race but they got things worked out and the race went smooth. Once again Charbonneau battled hard with Steve Trendell along with a few other cars making it a very exciting race. As the race wore on, perhaps running on the outside all night caught up with Trendell and he faded slightly letting the 18 of Jason Keen and 15 of T.J. Marshall to squeeze by. The checkers flew and it was Ben Charbonneau picking up the feature win.

Last race of the night was the Lucas Oil Can Am Midget 25 lap main event. A short delay as medical personnel had to deal with a medical emergency on the grandstand side. Always an exciting spectacle, the cars went four wide to salute the fans. Like Josh Paxton would say, “Only the best got four abreast.” Todd Cresswell and Adrian Stahle were on the pole. Stahle took the lead followed by Tyler Turnbull and Mack DeMan as the cars came around to complete lap one. Stahle opened up a sizable lead on Turnbull and Deman. Deman tried for several laps but was finally managed to catch and get around Turnbull to take over second place down the back stretch. Heading out of four Deman pulled a nice inside out move and got passed Stahle and was in the lead and he held on for his third consecutive feature victory. Rookie A.J. Pescetti was racing his first Can-Am Midget race and finished 13th. Other standout rookies included Craig Pitchell, James Marche and Steve Murdock.
That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, June 27th. Racing gets under way at 6pm as the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series invades Flamboro and will run a 100 lap feature event. The race will be streamed live on Race Time Radio at 8pm. The Ontario Modifieds make their return and are also joined by he Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm, Time Trials for the Sportsman series 530pm and green flag flies at 6pm.

DON’T FORGET — July 1st the APC 100 for Pro Late Models at Flamboro Speedway!!

-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.

-Make sure you follow us on twitter as well @flamborospdwy

-Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for the video and to Mike Kiers for the great photos!
Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Feature #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #51 Clark Hartman, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #66 Sheldon Bossom, #71 Russ Aicken, #37 Rob Hoskins, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #22 Mark DaSilva, #72 Rich Svhwrtzenburg, #92 A.J. Miller, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #03 Jake Gilbert (DQ)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison, #14 Mike Gilmour, #08 Derek Martin, #38 Brian Watson, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (NF), #37 Austin Penney (NF)

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

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #18 Jason Keen, #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #99 Rick Jones, #00 Jason Bowden, #38 Dustin Hood, #36 Rick Schurr

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #2 Ben Charbonneau, #57 Steve Trendell, #15 T.J. Marshall, #19 John Karley, #08 Cassidy March, #09 Richard Strange (NS)

Can Am Midget Heat #1 : #3 Todd Cresswell, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #39 Corey Moesker, #2 Steve Murdock, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #94 Ryan Fraser (NF), #43 J.R. Fitzpatrick (NF), #62 A.J. Pescetti (NF), #63 Barry Dunn (NF)

Can Am Midget Heat #2 : #74 Rob Neely, #40 Mack Deman, #91 Brandon Zaverella, #50 Adrian Stahle, #24 James Marche, #48 Darren McLennan, #64 Dave Hickson, #6 Craig Pitchell

Mini Stock Feature #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #32 Gillian Hils #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #51 Clark Hartman, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #76 Shawn Taylor, #37 Rob Hoskins, #22 Mark DaSilva, #5 Stepheny Dean, #92 A.J. Miller, #05 Dave Goodacre, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #66 Sheldon Bossom (NF), #03 Jake Gilbert (DQ)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #02 Mark Burbridge, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison, #14 Mike Gilmour, #08 Derek Martin, #37 Austin Penney, #39 Brian Watson (NF), #77 Mitch Miljanovic (NF)

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

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #2 Ben Charbonneau, #18 Jason Keen, #15 T.J. Marshall, #57 Steve Trendell, #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #99 Rick Jones, #00 Jason Bowden, #38 Dustin Hood, #08 Cassidy March, #36 Rick Schurr, #19 John Kalrey, #09 Richard Strange, (NS)

Can Am Midget Feature : #40 mack Deman, #74 Rob Neely, #48 Darren McLennan, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #3 Todd Cresswell, #50 Adrian Stahle, #39 Corey Moesker, #24 James Marche, #2 Steve Murdock, #84Tyler Turnbull, #64 Dave Hickson,#6. Craig Pitchell, #62 AJ Pescetti, #39 Lucas Smith (DNS), #7 Jeff Blackburn (DNS), #94 Ryan Fraser (DNS), #43 J.R. Fitzpatrick, #63 Barry Dunn.

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Meet The Drivers Night At Flamboro Speedway

Meet The Drivers Night At Flamboro Speedway

 By Randy Spencer – It was Meet the Drivers Night this past Saturday at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway and once again as in previous years it was a huge hit with fans young and old. The front straight was lined three wide with cars from turn one back to turn four and hundreds of fans flooded the track at intermission to get up close with their heroes, get an autograph and take photos.

Racing got underway at 7pm with the first Pure Stock feature event. Sam Heibein and Michael Kenny were on the poll for the one. Right off the start however it didn’t look like it was going to be Kenny’s night. In turn three on the first lap the 59 car of Peter Becker got tangled with Kenny bringing out a caution. The 1 car of John Cote was running a good race but was shown the black flag. He continued the race and was disqualified for not obeying the black flag. The 44 of Sam Heibein was running up front and mistakenly thought the black flag was for him and slowed but regained racing speed but still lost several spots. Becker who had taken the lead earlier continued to stay out front with Andy Wheller and Kenny in hot pursuit. As the checkered flag flew, Becker crossed first but was put back to second after the starter had called him for a jump on the original green. That gave the win to Wheller, followed by Becker and Kenny.Next race up was the first Mini Stock feature. A couple of youngsters up front for this one as Hudson Nagy lined up along side Jake Gilbert. The first caution came out on lap six as the 79 car of Steve Deleeuw spun in turn four. On the restart, going into turn three the 32 car of Gillian Hils made a hard right turn towards the wall and hit hard. It looked bad at first but she was eventually able to continue in the race. Jake Gilbert led the first 7 laps but Blair Wickett was just to much for Gilbert and he took the lead and held it to the checkers. Russ Aicken finished second followed by Gilbert in third.

Wayne Phillips and Justin Collison were on the pole for the first Thunder Car feature of the night. The young Collison had been showing a lot of improvement of late and held of a hard charging veteran pack for 9 laps but eventually his London Recreational Racing teammate, Shawn Chenoweth, showed the experience and got by and picked up another win. Mark Burbridge was second while Shawn Arnott came home third.

The Late Models were back in action after last weeks exciting APC Meineke 100 won by hometown hero Dale Shaw. Nick Roth lined up along side Shaw in this one as the cars took the green. As the cars came out of turn four on lap one, not sure if something broke or if Brad Corcoran just hit the wall but the hard hit brought his car to a stop in turn one with what appeared to be a broken rear end. The cars once again took the green and raced problem free to the end with Dale Shaw winning once again, leading flag to flag. Roth raced a great race, never far behind Shaw and finished a strong and close second.

The Pro 4 Modifieds only race one heat and one feature for their club. Nine cars took the green and young Josh Lassaline led flag to flag to pick up the heat win. That brought an end to the first set of features and onto the Meet the Drivers night at intermission.

After the fans cleared the track, we got right into round two of features. Steve Deleeuw and Jeff Miller were up front. Sam Heibein picked up where he left off and led the first five laps. But the veteran Peter Becker got by the young Heibein and took the lead on lap six. Becker got out to a big lead rather quick but seemed to slow somewhat in lapped traffic and on lap 9 Michael Kenny caught Becker and took the lead. As the checkered flag flew, Kenny picked up another win followed by Becker and Andy Wheller in third.

Stepheny Dean and Mark DaSilva were on the point for Mini Stock feature number two. Derek Jackson in the number four started fourth in the field but quickly shot out to a lead. A few laps later Hudson Nagy went around in turn four and was hit in the side by Chad Ditner. On the restart Gillian Hils took the lead and broke away from the pack. A tight pack of cars entered turn one and two and Jackson and Shawn Taylor got tangled up and Taylor spun with Jake Gilbert getting involved. On the restart, Wickett took the lead from Hils. The cars continued to mix it up and on lap 12 Russ Aicken retired to the pits with a flat tire. Another caution and eventually a red came out a few laps later as the 97 of Blair Wickett hit the wall hard coming out of turn two. Wickett had been leading but touched with Hils and he got out of control and went into the wall. Hils was shown to the back for rough driving and that put the veteran Clark Hartman on the pole for the restart. Hartman would continue to hold the lead with Sheldon Bossom close behind but managed to pickup the win.

The Thunder Car feature saw Justin Collison on the pole once again this time lined up along side Bobby Mercer. Collison got out to a lead but this time held it for just three laps. Shawn Arnott got by and led lap four but Shawn Chenoweth took the lead and continued to stretch it out until he came home with his second feature win of the night and collected the bonus. Shawn Arnott managed to close the gap somewhat and he once again raced a fine race battling Chenoweth as he seems to every Saturday night.

The Late Models hit the track for the next to last race of the night. Brad Corcoran had his rear end troubles fixed and took the green. Kevin Albers and Robbie Thompson led the field to green in the 25 lap feature race. Albers had bad luck early however as on lap one heading into turn three, something seemed to break and he made a straight line for the wall hitting it hard. Hard luck for the racer known as “Killer”, former Flamboro Thunder Car champion. A complete restart took place and Robbie Thompson lined up this time beside David Elliott. Seven laps in heading into turn three, the 17 of Nick Roth and 56 of Thompson got involved, spinning out bringing out the caution. David Elliott raced a fine race, returning after many weeks off and led flag to flag picking up the feature win. Dale Shaw came in second and Brad Corcoran, who started in last due to his car problems in race 1, made it all the way up to third for a strong comeback.

The Pro 4 Modified feature was last up on the night. Craig Shaver and Linc Ersion sat on the pole for this one. Talking to Erison earlier in the night, he was quite happy with how the car was much better of late and that showed as he started off strong. But the veteran Shaver was just a little better and took the lead followed by Erison and Robert Mercer. Shaver got out to a big lead. On lap six however, Mercer slowed heading out of turn two and Erison along with Brian Nanticoke and Josh Lassaline all hit hard causing a huge mess. Bill Pearsall also had a flat and after losing another car early, it was decide with just four cars remaining the race would be called, giving the win to Shaver.

That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, June 20th. It’s the first Spectator Drag Night of the Year. This is where you can bring your street car out and line up beside another car to get one winner at the end. You need a helmet and working seat belt. Please sign in in the pits prior to the race night getting underway. The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets make their return and are also joined by he Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 7pm.

This week the Pro Late Model drivers drew for six prizes for all the remaining regular race shows. The prize winners were as follows:

1st prize : 1 x 10′ American Racer tire courtesy of Grisdale Racing $185 value — Dave Osborne
2nd prize : 20 litres of race fuel courtesy of Pro Fuels $85 value — Rick Burbridge
3rd prize : 6 pack of Castrol Oil courtesy of Castrol and London Recreational Racing $75 value — Mile Klotz
4th prize : one set of Brake pads courtesy of Ideal Brake parts and London Recreational Racing $75-$150 value — Kevin Albers
5th prize : Bennett GMC $50 gift card and hat — Jeff Ruddy
6th prize : $25 in Flamboro Speedway food tickets and a Ladies Strata watch courtesy of Flamboro Speedway and Fireball 5/Scope Racing — Robbie Thompson

-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.

-Make sure you follow us on twitter as well @flamborospdwy

-Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for the video and to Derek Smith for the great photos!

-My condolences to the family and friends of Nick Lapcevich Sr. who passed away this past weekend

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1 : #90 Andy Wheller, #59 Peter Becker (-1J), #07 Michael Kenny, #7 Matt Young, #44 Sam Heibein, #42 Wayde Thorne, #95 Mark Thorne, #77 Jeff Miller, #79 Caroline Kelly, #48 Steve Deleeuw, #61 Paul Ditner, #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn, #10 Lofton Schuts (NF), #1 John Cote (DQ), #8 Adan Nigh (NS)

Mini Stock Feature #1 : 97 Blair Wickett, #71 Russ Aicken, #03 Jake Gilbert, #51 Clark Hartman, #76 Shawn Taylor, #36 Hudson Nagy, #32 Gillian Hils, #4 Derek Jackson, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #61 Chad Ditner, #22 Mark DaSilva, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #79 Steve Deleeuw, #92 Paul Oliver (NF), #66 Sheldon Bossom (NF)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison, #01 Wayne Phillips, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (NS)

Late Model Feature #1 : #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #37 David Elliott, #56 Robbie Thompson, #27 Kevin Albers, #46 Mike Klotz, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #11 Dave Osborne (NF), #05 Brad Corcoran (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat : #24 Josh Lassaline, #8 Craig Shaver, #91 Robert Mercer, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #38 Bill Pearsall, #23 Linc Erison, #68 Aaron Turkey, #93 Dan Petit, #63 Mark Lucas (NF), #15 Dan Nanticoke (NS), #1 Cliff Hodgkinson (NS), #46 Chris LeBarron (NS)

Pure Stock Feature #2 : #07 Michael Kenny, #59 Peter Becker, #90 Andy Wheller, #1 John Cote, #44 Sam Heibien, #95 Mark Thorne, #42 Wayde Thorne, #77 Paul Oliver, #48 Steve Deleeuw, #Caroline Kelly, #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn, #61 Paul Ditner, #8 Adam Nigh (NF), #7 Matt Young (NF), #10 Lofton Schuts (NF)

Mini Stock Feature #2 : #51 Clark Hartman, #66 Sheldon Bossom, #36 Hudson Nagy, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #92 Paul Oliver, #22 Mark DaSilva, #4 Derek Jackson, #32 Gillian Hils, #61 Paul Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #79 Steve Deleeuw, #71 Russ Aicken, #76 Shawn Taylor, #97 Blair Wickett (NF)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #02 Mark Burbridge, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison, #01 Wayne Phillips, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (NS)

Late Model Feature #2 : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #05 Brad Corcoran, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #56 Robbie Thompson, #46 Mike Klotz, #5 Linda Stenhouse (NF), #11 Dave Osborne (NF), #27 Kevin Albers (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #8 Craig Shaver, #69 Aaron Turkey, #93 Dan Petit, #63 Mark Lucas, #91 Robert Mercer (NF), #23 Linc Erison (NF), #9 Brian Nanticoke (NF), #38 Bill Pearsall (NF), #24 Josh Lassaline (NF), #15 Dan Nanticoke (NS), #46 Chris LeBarron (NS), #1 Cliff Hodgkinson (NS)

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Dale Shaw Wins Exciting Inaugural APC Meineke 100 At Flamboro Speedway

Dale Shaw Wins Exciting Inaugural APC Meineke 100 At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – The first of two APC United Late Model Series 100 lap races took place at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Saturday night and it was one of the best races in recent memory. The crowd was huge, the biggest I’ve seen personally in a long time.

Qualifying for the APC 100 got underway at 5pm and when the dust settled Jamie Cox set the fast time at 15.271. Dale Shaw was second at 15.321 with Brandon Watson laying down a time of 15.324 to finish third. The rest of the times are listed below.

Racing got underway at 6 pm with the first round of features for the home divisions. Pure Stocks were up first with Michael Kenny and Lofton Schuts on the pole. On the first lap the 17 of Blair Mayhew got lose coming out of turn four and into a couple cars. Kenny led from flag to flag to pick up the win.

The first Mini Stock feature saw a return of a former competitor behind the wheel in Brandon McFerran’s #64. Ron McFerran used to race the car but when son Brandon got old enough to take over, Ron stepped back and let the young gun take over. On lap 2, the 64 went around bringing out the caution. Russ Aicken led from flag to flag to pick up the checkered flag.

In the Thunder Car feature, Mark Burbridge and Shawn Arnott broke away from the pack with Burbridge picking up the win.

The first 22 cars were set for the APC Meineke 100 through time trials. A, B feature would be run to decide the final four spots. With eight cars taking the green that would mean four wouldn’t make the show. The race didn’t start well for Jr. Farrelly. Some tire smoke was coming from the 72 car on lap seven and he would eventually take it to the pits. Trevor Collver and Tom Gibbons battled early with the 97 of Collver making his way to the front where he would remain and pick up the checkered flag.

The second round of features followed with newcomer Joe Fleet lining up beside Tyler Mayhew as they led a field of 12 cars to green. Mayhew led lap one with Wayde Thorne leading the next two. But before long the top two cars in points found their way to the front and once again waged battle. Michael Kenny and Andy Wheller battled bumper to bumper as they did in round one but this time the veteran Wheller held off the hard charging Kenny to pick up the checkered flag. After racing, these two are just two points apart with Wheller in front.

Rick Robinson and Blair Wickett were on the pole for this one as 18 cars took the green in the second 20 lap feature. An early caution on lap 4 as the 03 of Jake Gilbert had a tire go flat coming out of turn two and he slowed. Robinson, a veteran who has been coming on lately led the first four laps. Another caution a few laps later as three cars got mixed up in turn two. Russ Aicken’s good luck from race one wouldn’t continue as he along with Kyle Istead and Chad Corcoran got together. After that Ron McFerran would find his way to the front and after quite a while out of the race seat, he showed he had no rust and made it to the front and held a hard charge from Clark Hartman and Sheldon Bossom to pick up the checkered flag. Hudson Nagy finished 5th and sits atop Mini Stocks points leaders.

The final race before the 100 lapper was the second Thunder Car 20 lap feature. Mitch Miljanovic and Chris Howse were on the pole. Kevin Gallant and Shawn Arnott had some problems early on as did Howse. Once again a battle from two racers that have a bit of history as Brad Collison and Mark Burbridge battled hard. This continued on as it looked like Burbridge would pull a bump and run but Collison would have none of it and held on for the checkered flag. The 89 car driven by both Shawn Chenoweth and Brad Collison remain first in points as the night came to and end.
Just after 8pm, the cars lined up on the front stretch for driver introductions. Spencer Lewis was on track and introduced each driver and called out those famous words, Gentleman, start your engines. The cars came to life and we were ready to go. As 26 roaring Pro Late Models took the green we were underway. The race looked like it may go green for a while and it did until lap 28 when a caution flew as the 87 of Willie Reyns began to smoke. As the cards lined up for the restart Shawn Chenoweth was in the lead followed by Matt Pritiko, Jamie Cox, Mike Bentley and Dale Shaw. After a relatively good start, cautions began to breed cautions with several coming over the next 50 laps. On lap 44, several of the front runners got involved as some contact sent the leader Shawn Chenoweth around. Matt Pritiko mad a quick trip to the pits to repair a damaged rear bumper. After a delay, officials called the 51 of Mike Bentley as an involved car and he two took it to the pits only to return, a little hot under the collar. That put Dale Shaw and Jamie Cox up front. As the race wore on the two battled each other hard with Cox holding the lead. But a brilliant crossover pass late in the race by Shaw put him in front and he would hold off Cox and pick up the win at his home track. Top five, Dale Shaw, Jamie Cox, Brandon Watson, Jason Parker and Shawn Chenoweth. Full results below.

Big thanks to all the announcers tonight. Of course to Spencer Lewis for the great call on the APC race, to Gary Colling and Adam Ross for a great job as always and to Rob Howden for an amazing job. I was honored to be in the booth for the first time with my past boss over at Short Track Ontario. This guy is the real deal, runs ekartingnews.com and has called all types of racing all over the world. Can’t wait to hear him again July 1st.

That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, June 13th and it’s Meet the Drivers Night at intermission as fans get to go out on the front stretch and meet the drivers. The Grisdale Late Models make their return and are also joined by he Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds and the Pure Stocks. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 7pm.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.
Make sure you follow us on twitter as well @flamborospdwy

Thanks to Clark Hartman’s wife for the videos!

Photos by Derek Smith & Mike KiersUnofficial ResultsAOC Pro Late Model Qualifying (Fast Lap) : #22 Jamie Cox 15.271, #83 Dale Shaw 15321. #9 Brandon Watson 15.324, #51 Mike Bentley 15.325, #89 Shawn Chenoweth 15.361, #8 Jason Parker 15.365, #3 Mark Watson 15.387, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg 15.411, #21 Matt Pritiko 15.448, #2 Rick Burbridge 15.461, #24 Nick Goetz 15.493, #23 Shawn McGlynn 15.494, #17 Joshua Stade 15.500, #81 Andrew Gressell 15.532, #44 Steve Laking 15.555, #27 Matt Box 15.577, #54 Kevin Allan 15.659, #99 Linc Brown 15.773, #48 Dwayne Baker 15.744, #71 Dan McHattie 15.784, #22m Chris Mitchell 15.783, #87 Willie Reyns 15.789, #97 Trevor Collver 15.803, #10 Tom Gibbons 15.889, #31 Shaun McWhirter 15.921, #15 Matt Lockwood 15.997, #72 Jr. Farrelly 16.232, #26 Terry Baker 16.265, #49 Jason Wood 16.408, #29 Steve Cashmore 16.476

Pure Stock Feature #1 : #07 Michael Kenny, #90 Andy Wheller, #95 Wayde Thorne, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #16 Joe Fleet, #17 Blair Mayhew, #42 Leo Labarderg, #61 Paul Ditner, #38 Rodney Rutherford (NF), #7 Matt Young (NF), #10 Lofton Schuts (NF), #79 Caroline Kelly (NS)

Mini Stock Feature #1 : #71 Russ Aicken, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #50 Chad Corcoran (-1 J), #36 Hudson Nagy, #64 Ron McFerran, #51 Clark Hartman, #32 Gillian Hils, #79 Kyle Istead, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #97 Blair Wickett, #42 Rick Robinson, #92 A.J. Miller, #22 Mark DaSilva, #5 Stepheny Dean, #37 Rob Hoskins, #05 Dave Goodacre, #76 Shawn Taylor (NF), #66 Sheldon Bossom (NF)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #89 Brad Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison, #55 Chris Howse, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #01 Wayne Phillips, #3 Brent Wheller (NF), #74 Kelsey Lamont (NF), #87 Jeremy Bean (NF)

APC Pro Late Models B Feature : #97Trevor Collver, #31 Shaun McWhirter, #26 terry Baker, #15 Matt Lockwood, #10 Tom Gibbons, #29 Steve Cashmore, #49 Jason Wood, #72 Jr. Farrelly

Pure Stock Feature #2 : #90 Andy Wheller, #07 Michael Kenny, #95 Wayde Thorne, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #7 Matt Young, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #16 Joe Fleet, #17 Blair Mayhew, #79 Caroline Kelly, #42 Leo Labarderg, #61 Paul Ditner, #10 Lofton Scuts (NF)

Mini Stock Feature #2 : #64 Ron McFerran, #51 Clark Hartman, #66 Sheldon Bossom, #32 Gillian Hils, #36 Hudson Nagy, #76 Shawn Taylor, #61 Chad Ditner, #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #42 Rick Robinson, #22 Mark DaSilva, #92 A.J. Miller, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #79 Kyle Istead, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (NF), #50 Cahd Corcoran (NF), #03 Jake Gilbert (NF),#37 Rob Hoskins (NS)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #89 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #12 Justin Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer, #31 Kevin Gallant, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #76 Shawn Arnott, #74 Kelsey Lamont (NF), #55 Chris Howse, #87 Jeremy Bean, #01 Wayne Phillips, #3 Brent Wheller (NS)

APC Pro Late Models Meineke 100 : #83 Dale Shaw, #22 Jamie Cox, #9 Brandon Watson, #8 Jason Parker, #89c Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Mat Box, #21 Matt Pritiko, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #2 Rick Burbridge, #Josh Stade, #44 Steve Laking, #22M Chris Mitchell, #48 Dwayne Baker, #15 Matt Lockwood, #31 Shaun McWhirter, #54 Kevin Allen, #24 Nick Goetz, #99 Linc Brown, #81 Andrew Gresel, #26 Terry Baker (NF), #23 Shawn McGlynn, #51 Mike Bentley (NF), #97 Trevor Collver (NF), #71 Dan McHattie (NF), #3 Mark Watson (NF), #87 Willie Reyns (NF)

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Wickett and Collison Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

Wickett and Collison Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – Another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway and although still early things are starting to heat up, both on and off track.
The first 2015 appearance by the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets, celebrating their 50th season and some fireworks in the second Pure Stock feature were definitely what was on everybody’s mind here Saturday night.
Racing got underway at 7pm sharp with the first of two 15 lap Pure Stock features on the night. Michael Kenny, fresh off a first and second two weeks ago started on the pole along side the other winner that week, Andy Wheller. Kenny shot out to a quick lead but smoke started to appear from under the 07 car. Race officials monitored it closely but seemed to be ok. A caution on lap 12 as the 7 car of Matt Young got a little to close to the wall. On the restart, Kenny knew he would have to be ready for the veteran Wheller but remained as the leader, still showing some smoke as the race progressed. As the cars came around to take the checkers it was Kenny holding off the surge by Andy Wheller to pickup his second win in the past three leading flag to flag.

The first Mini Stock feature was led to the green by Hudson Nagy and Dave Goodacre. Nagy led lap one but Blair Wickett soon got by and would lead for half the race. The first caution came on lap 5 as the 71 of Russ Aicken went around and into the infield with a flat front left tire. He quickly changed it and made his way to join the back of the pack. On the restart, Wickett got the jump on Nagy and maintained his lead followed closely by Chad Corcoran. The two battled close the entire race with Corcoran taking the lead away on lap 15 but Wickett quickly regained the advantage the next lap. The two put some distance between themselves and the rest of the pack. Russ Aicken who started at the back after that spin managed to make his way through the pack and finished a very respectable third place. After a tough start Aicken has really come on the past few weeks showing the form that put him in a tie at the top of the Mini Stock points chase as last season came to a close. With 5 laps to go, Corcoran tried to make a move on Wicket in turns 1 and 2 but lost control and spun almost taking Wickett with him. The caution flew and brought the pack back to even and now the veteran Clark Hartman line up along side Wickett. Wickett got out  in front but Hartman was glued to his rear bumper. The two battled hard but has the checkered flag flew it was Wickett by a car length over Hartman followed by Aicken, Gillian Hils and Corcoran who made his way back to fifth.
Here is a link to the first Mini Stock feature, Flamboro Speedway May 23, 2015 Mini Stock
Thunder Cars were up next and Bobby Mercer and Wayne Phillips were up front. Mercer led lap one but Brad Collison would lead the next lap. Shawn Arnott  took his car to the pits on lap two and wouldn’t make it back on the track until lap 16. On lap 14, the 08 of Derek Martin spun narrowly missing the leaders. Brad Collison held off the field winning his second straight feature in as many weeks.
Ontario Pro Challenge made their second appearance at Flamboro this season and once again ran 4 heats and a feature. Peter Hattin would lead lap one and a caution early brought them back to even. Hattin once again took the lead and led flag to flag. The second heat saw Dale Wilson, the feature winner May 9th, line up beside veteran Dennis Thomson. Wilson got out to the early lead but Tim Norris quickly got by and took the lead and led to the checkered flag. An interesting point in this race, the 91 of Mike Westwood was apparently near death with a leg infection and lost 20 pounds. Guess he felt recovered enough to get back doing what makes him happy and feel better.
The Can Am Midgets ran two heats and a feature and in heat one, Lucas Smith was fast in practice and carried that into the heat. Brandon Zavarella and Mack Deman weren’t far off the lead but Smith picked the win. Heat #2 saw Adrian Stahle and Barry Dunn on the pole. Todd Cresswell ran a great race and picked up the win.
After a brief intermission, the Pro Challenge were back at it. Shawn Stones had a DNF in the first heat with a broken shock but had it repaired and started pole for heat #3. But this race belonged to Kyle Batty as he led flag to flag to pick up the win. Heat #4 had Bryan Stemus and Dale Wilson up front. Wilson and Dennis Thomson battled close and hard and would remain that way for 10 laps with Tim Norris close behind. As the checkers flew that’s the way it would end as Wilson picked up the win.
The best race of the night turned out to be Pure Stock feature #2. Blair Mayhew started third and made his way to the front and would lead the first three laps. Andy Wheller took the lead on lap four and held it until the caution on lap 6 when the 17 of Mayhew got tangled with the first feature race winner of the night Michael Kenny. Kenny took a hit and went backwards into the turn one wall and was unable to continue. Mayhew was given the black flag and was sent to the rear of the field but not before heading to the pits to replace a front left flat tire. On the restart, the 58 of Peter Becker battled Wheller and managed to get by and took over the lead. Both Wheller and Becker are veterans and this time it was Becker winning the feature. By the end of the night, Weller had a slim 2 point lead over Kenny in the points standings. Both Mayhew brothers aren’t far behind. This week’s features should prove to be some of the most exciting races as they do every week.
Mini Stock feature #2 had Mark DaSilva and Rick Robinson out front. The first caution saw Jake Gilbert spin coming out of turn four on lap 5. The next caution was 3 laps later in lap eight in turn 2 and saw many of the front cars involved. Hudson Nagy, Gillian Hils, Clark Hartman and Chad Corcoran were mixed up but were all able to continue. Leaders included Mark DaSilva who led the first three laps, Shawn Taylor, the 2014 Pure Stock champ leading 4 through 9 and finally Blair Wicket leading the final 15 to sweep the night winning both features. Hudson Nagy is first in points followed by Gillian Hils and Russ Aicken.
The Thunder Car feature #2 saw some great three wide action early on. The fields have been a little lighter than normal to start the season but sure has been no shortage of excitement and great racing. Brad Collison continued his hot streak making it 3 in a row for feature wins.
The Pro Challenge ran their 25 lap feature next and it was an early battle between Peter Hattin and Dennis Thomson. Hattin led the first lap but Thomson got by and would lead the rest of the way to pick up another Flamboro feature win.
The final race of the night was the feature for the Can Am Midgets. Jeff Blackburn and Todd Creswell were on the point for this one. Creswell had a pretty good lead on the field but Mack Deman was gaining on him as the laps continued. By the halfway Mack Deman caught the #3 to take the lead. A caution a few laps later made the field even again but Deman got a quick start and continued his lead. Another caution brought the same result, Deman in the lead. As the cars came out of four to take the checkers it was Mack Deman crossing the line first followed by Todd Creswell and Tyler Turnbull.
Here is a link to the Can Am Midget Feaure, Flamboro Speedway May 23, 2015 Can-Am Midgets
That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, May 30th as the OSCAAR club make their one and only 2015 Flamboro Speedway appearance. They are also joined by the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Pure Stocks. Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 4pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Also it’s car club night featuring the Highwaymen Car Club. Always lots of great classic cars on the track at intermission.
Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Mike Kiers

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1 : #07 Michael Kenny, #58 Peter Becker, #90 Andy Wheller, #44 Sam Heiben, #10 Lofton Schuts, #17 Blair Mayhew, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #46 Zach Zivanic, #7 Matt Young

Mini Stock Feature #1 : #97 Blair Wickett, #51 Clark Hartman, #71 Russ Aicken, #32 Gillian Hils, #50 Chad Corcoran, #36 Hudson Nagy, #92 Paul Oliver, #03 Jake Gilbert, #76 Shawn Taylor, #42 Rick Robinson, #79 Kyle Istead, #22 (01) Mark DaSilva, #5 Stepheny Dean, #5 Dave Goodacre

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #01 Wayne Phillips, #08 Derek Martin, #76 Shawn Arnott

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #8 Peter Hattin, 00 Ken Lillycrop, #18 Patrick Freel, #91 Mike Westwood, #40 Owen Smith, #38 Kyle Batty, #51 Shawn Stones (DNF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #88 Tim Norris, #02 Dennis Thomson, #96 Josh Nicholson, #3 Dale Wilson, #33 Bryan Stemus, #83 Tim Batty

Can Am Midgets Heat #1 : #49 Lucas Smith, #40 Mack Deman, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #64 Dave Hickson, #7 Todd Blackburn, #74 Rob Neely, #43 Andy Mackareth, #6 Craig Pitchell, #24 James Marche

Can Am Midget Heat #2 : #3 Todd Creswell, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #63 Barry Dunn, #50 Adrian Stahle, #94 Ryan Fraser, #48 Darren McLennan, #2 Steve Murdock, #18 Jerrid Morphy (DNS)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #3 : #38 Kyle Batty, #91 Mike Westwood, #40 Owen Smith, #8 Peter Hattin, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #51 Shawn Stones, #18 Patrick Freel (DNF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #4 : #3 Dale Wilson, #02 Dennis Thomson, #88 Tim Norris, #96 Josh Nicholson, #33 Bryan Stemus, #83 Tim Batty

Pure Stock Feature #2 : #58 Peter Becker, #90 Andy Wheller, #7 Matt Young, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #46 Zach Zivanic, #17 Blair Mayhew, #07 Michael Kenny (DNF), #10 Lofton Schuts (DNF), #44 Sam Heiben (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature #2 : #97 Blair Wickett, #72 Russ Aicken, #51 Clark Hartman, #92 Paul Oliver, #36 Hudson Nagy, #76 Shawn Taylor, #01 Mark DaSilva, #32 Gillian Hils, #42 Rick Robinson, #03 Jake Gilbert, #79 Kyle Istead, #50 Chad Corcoran, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #89 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #12 Justin Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #01 Wayne Phillips, #08 Derek Martin, #31 Kevin Gallant (penalty last running car)

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #02 Dennis Thomson, #3 Dale Wilson, #88 Tim Norris, #96 Josh Nicholson, #40 Owen Smith, #91 Mike Westwood, #38 Kyle Batty, #8 Peter Hattin, #33 Bryan Stemus, #83 Tim Batty, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #51 Shawn Stones

Can Am Midget Feature : #40 Mack Deman, #3 Todd Cresswell, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #48 Darren McLennan, #63 Barry Dunn, #94 Ryan Fraser, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #50 Adrian Stahle, #43 Andy Mackereth, #2 Steve Murdock, #74 Rob Neely, #24 James Marche, #64 Dave Hickson, #6 Craig Pitchell, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #49 Lucas Smith (DNS), #18 Jerrid Morphy.

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Nine Different Drivers Pick Up Feature Wins At Flamboro

Nine Different Drivers Pick Up Feature Wins At Flamboro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, May 23rd as the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets make their 2015 Flamboro Speedway debut celebrating their 50th season. They are also joined by the second appearance of the Ontario Pro Challenge series, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Pure Stocks. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 7pm.
Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Derek at Racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pack The Stands Night Huge Success At Flamboro

Pack The Stands Night Huge Success At Flamboro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A great way to spend your long holiday weekend, and prices will remain the same. Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Derek at Racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wild Opening Night At Flamboro Speedway

Wild Opening Night At Flamboro Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Derek at Racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flamboro Speedway

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

Visit www.flamborospeedway.ca  for more information.

 

Full Throttle Motor Speedway

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

Visit www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com for more information.

RTR Sportsman Cup broadcast information:

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

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

 

Sunset Speedway

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

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

 

Grand Bend Speedway

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

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

We hope to see everyone at the track!

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Flamboro Speedway to Resume on Saturday Night

Flamboro Speedway to Resume on Saturday Night

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

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Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 Season Preview

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 Season Preview

By Steve Trendell with Clayton Johns  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

2015 Season Schedule

May 16th Flamboro Speedway

May 23rd Sunset Speedway

June 20th Flamboro Speedway

July 4th Sauble Speedway

July 11th Flamboro Speedway

July 18th Sunset Speedway

July 24th Delaware Speedway (mid-season Championship)

August 1st Flamboro Speedway

August 15th Flamboro Speedway

August 22nd Sauble Speedway

August 29 Flamboro Speedway (Corn roast)

September 12th Full Throttle Motor Speedway

September 19th Flamboro Speedway (Season Championship) 

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

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Flamboro Speedway 2015 Preview

Flamboro Speedway 2015 Preview

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

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

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

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

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

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New APC Series Shakes Up Ontario Late Models

New APC Series Shakes Up Ontario Late Models

By Clayton Johns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clear Goals

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

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

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

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

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

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

100-Lap Format Should Thrill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Derek Smith, Racepulse Photos

Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Late Model First Half Champion
89 Shawn Chenoweth

Late Model Second Half Champion
37 David Elliott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Derek Smith of racepulse.com

Driver and Car #’s Registered

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Derek Smith of racepulse.com

Official Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOSC Time Trials (fast lap)

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

Late Model Time Trials (fast lap)

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

*- last re:weight issue

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