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Spira Racing Putting Final Touches On 2014 Preparations

Spira Racing Putting Final Touches On 2014 Preparations

From Spira Racing – It has been a very long and cold winter, however it did not slow down the team from getting all four cars torn down and rebuilt in preparation of the upcoming season. Moving into the new shop has made the winter work much easier and far more comfortable than the old shop as there is plenty of room to move between cars.

Rick Schwartzenburg is back from the Philippines where the race team’s charity money went to help those in need of the typhoon devastation. A special thank you goes out to Guelph Wish fund for Children for their support and redirection of the race teams contribution to support the Philippines relief effort. We have prepared a preliminary schedule that each car is planning to run throughout the season and it is attached for your reference, however subject to minor change. The following is also a brief update on the progress of each car and the drivers intentions and expectations in 2014.

The #44 of Scott Simmons has replaced the body panels, nose and tail, repainted with a new coat of white paint and except for the final few decals required to represent his sponsors, is ready for this years season. Scott plans on running mainly at Flamboro Speedway, however he will also attend races at Sunset, Sauble and Delaware Speedways.

The #81 of Samantha Shaw has had the chassis stripped and door plates installed for additional safety and then the chassis was cleaned and painted. A new body has been installed with this year’s paint scheme that is similar to last year’s , with the signature bright yellow and blue. The #81 will be competing in the points chase at Sunset Speedway, while also attending invitational events at Kawartha, Sauble and Flamboro Speedways.

The #86 of Billy Schwartzenburg has been repainted with its familiar lime green color, and Billy and Ken will once again be traveling throughout Ontario to run multiple tracks with an aggressive 36 race schedule at Sauble, Sunset, Delaware, Peterborough, Barrie and Kawartha Speedways. This year, Billy will be donating his winnings equally to Guelph Wish Fund for Children and Victim Services Wellington in support of the Spira-Fire Victims Relief Fund.

The #22 of Jake Watson has changed his number to the #88 due to the #22 being taken at Sunset Speedway, where he will also be running for points. During the off nights at Sunset, Jake plans on running at Flamboro Speedway as well as attending the two invitational’s at Kawartha Speedway. Jake and his dad took their finished car to the Megaspeed car show in Toronto on the March 22nd weekend, where it was displayed in the Sunset Speedway booth.

Also in the shop this winter was the Hurricane Midget of Mark Dennis, who rebuilt his car complete with paint to closely match Billy’s #86. Billy’s brother Rick has also brought his car into the shop where it is currently undergoing a complete rebuild to match the other Spira cars.

All sponsors have returned from last year and we are very great full for your continued support of our race program. Additionally, Hype Energy Drinks and Expressway Ford have come on board with the #88 of Jake Watson.

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Double Duty Season For Jake “The Juice Box” Ott

Double Duty Season For Jake “The Juice Box” Ott

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contacts:
James W Ott - 1.519.632.8174 – jamesott@jworacing.com
Jake Ott, - 1.519.502.9502 – jakeott@rocketmail.com

March 02– Ayr, ON – Jake Ott, Driver of both the number #23 Meineke Pro Late Model and the #60 Meineke / Mackay Heating and Cooling Dodge will be attempting to compete and complete both series’ schedules for the 2014 racing season.

The fans of the Juice Box are in for quite a season this year and those local to Jake will be able to come out and see him in plenty of races at Flamboro Speedway this year. He will be driving the all too familiar purple crowd pleaser “Barney” and his yellow rocket the number 23 “Zipcut”

Jake’s biggest fan and marketing partner David Wood owner of a large chain of Meineke Car Care Centres is pleased with the commitment both teams have made to help see this 2104 season end in success “I can’t wait for the season to begin, it’s going to be fantastic this year” Wood stated after the Flamboro schedule and driver registration meeting.

All though the majority of the races will be at Flamboro Speedway the Late Model will be making six appearances at Ontario’s fastest track Delaware Speedway. “I’ve never driven a Late Model at Delaware but after competing at Toledo I’m sure I can handle this” Ott commented in regards to the APC Challenge nights at Delaware.

As for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series the #60 car owned by JWO Racing will be at Flamboro four times as well as at Capitol City Speedway in Ottawa, Delaware Speedway in Dorchester, Sauble Speedway in Sauble Beach and Peterborough Speedway in Peterborough. Jake has a strong showing with multiple top 5’s and wins at both Flamboro and Delaware.

The team faces a big challenge this season and will undoubtedly feel the pressure as the season rolls on. “I love the guys for everything they do for me, the support the give me and for standing behind me. Without the support of my team and my sponsors attempting a season like this would not be possible” Ott added. Long time team member and Car Chief Shawn MacPherson noted “Yeah I’m really excited about getting back into a weekly program and learning about the new car this summer. Also I’m really looking forward to hopefully capturing the Lucas Oil Sportsman Series Championship title as well”.

About JWO Racing
Founded in 2000, the JWO Racing team program has been a developmental program for the racing career of Jake Ott. Jake started his racing career in Go Karts and has progressed through the ranks of JCAR, Street Stock, Thunder Car, Super Stock, Sportsman Late Model, and Pro Late Model on both sides of the border. Jake has also competed in Ministocks and even the Chumpcar road course series. His progression has been steady and has enjoyed success at all levels. For more information about marketing opportunities with JWO Racing and Jake Ott please visit our website: www.jworacing.com or call 519 632 8174

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Flamboro Speedway Hosts Awards And Hall Of Fame Banquet

Flamboro Speedway Hosts Awards And Hall Of Fame Banquet

By Randy Spencer for OntarioOval.com Flamboro Speedway recently held their 52nd annual awards banquet honoring the accomplishments of the 2013 season as well as the 2nd annual Flamboro Stadium and Speedway Hall of Fame ceremony. This year s inductees included Ralph Book, Dave Franks, Rich Grady, Ray Hughes, Pete Shepherd Jr. and Bill Zardo Sr. Each inductee received two plaques as well as a life time admission pass from John and Frank Casale.

I personally want to thank all those who helped with the Hall of Fame project. First of all John, Frank and Frankie Casale for helping with the plaques and making it possible to honor the 6 inductees. Mike Schmidt of London Recreational, who this project wouldn t have been possible. Mike helped get things going with the logo, the website and sponsored the plaques. Dave Franks for the plaques he had made and donating his time and photos. John Karley from Georgetown Printing designed and printed the Hall of Fame program.

Racing at Flamboro Speedway wouldn t be possible without all of our great sponsors. Some of them were recognized at the banquet including, Ponderosa Nature Resort, Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop, Ray s Towing and Recovery, London Recreational Racing, Grisdale Racing Products, Waterdown Lions Club, Dave Frank s Photos, Ed Stewart Farm Equipment, Graybar Canada and the main track sponsor Bennett Chevrolet Cadillac Buick and GMC of Cambridge, Ontario.

The 2013 race season was celebrated after the Hall of Fame ceremony with lots of trophies and happy racers. The final award of the night, the Media Award was presented to me and I just want to thank everyone for realizing my work. That closed out a tremendous night had by all and it was off to celebrate the night away.

The following is a list of award winners from the banquet:

Rookies of the Year

Pure Stocks #6 Wayde Thorne
Mini Stocks #79 Kyle Istead
Thunder Cars #41 Bruce Wheller
Late Model #9 Jeff Ruddy

Most Checkered Flags

Pure Stocks #70 Danny Shantz 8 wins (including 4 feature wins) Mini Stocks #31 Dave Bailey 18 wins (including 12 main event wins) Thunder Cars #55 Chris Howse 9 wins (including 3 main event wins) Late Models #89 Shawn Chenoweth 11 wins (including 4 main event wins)

Most Improved Drivers

Pure Stocks #70 Danny Shantz
Mini Stocks #18 Josh Shantz
Thunder Cars #55 Chris Howse
Late Models N/A

Best Effort Awards

Pure Stocks N/A
Mini Stocks #22 Jake Watson
Thunder Car #55 Chris Howse
Late Models #9 Jeff Ruddy

Best Appearing Car Awards

Pure Stocks #3 Andrew Sterling
Mini Stocks #22 Jake Watson
Thunder Cars #31 Kevin Gallant
Late Models #89 Shawn Chenoweth

Most Sportsmanlike Drivers (as voted by drivers)

Pure Stocks #3 Andrew Sterling
Mini Stocks #01 Mark DaSilva
Thunder Cars #55 Chris Howse
Late Model #83 Dale Shaw

Grisdale Triple Crown Series for Late Models

8. #83 Dale Shaw
7. #24 Brennan Didero
6. #05 Brad Corcoran
5. #56 Jeff Stewart
4. # 89 Shawn Chenoweth
3. #52 Scott Lyons
2. #82 Jason Shaw
1. #8 Paul Howse

Gold Rush 100

#8 Paul Howse

London Recreational Frost Fest Overall Winners

Pure Stock #70 Danny Shantz
Mini Stock #86 Billy Schwartzenburg
Thunder Car #76 Cayden Lapcevich

Flamboro Speedway Memorial Night Champions

Canadian Vintage Modified #92 Brian Atkinson Late Model #8 Paul Howse Thunder Car #31 Kevin Gallant Mini Stock #31 Dave Bailey OSCAAR OWM #47 Brian McLean OSCAAR SLM #81 Andrew Gressel

Media Award Randy Spencer Flamboro Speedway

Flamboro Point Chase Championship Series Top 10

PONDEROSA NATURE RESORT Pure Stocks

10. #08 Derek Martin
9. #07 Peter Becker
8. #76 Shawn Taylor
7. #29 Billy Lovell
6. #61 John Musselman
5. #31 Keara Corcoran Gallant
4. #3 Andrew Sterling
3. #32 Gillian Hils
2. #6 Wayde Thorne
1. #70 Danny Shantz

KLOTZ AUTO REPAIR Mini Stocks

10. #62 Ashley Holmes
9. #12 Darren Dryden
8. #26 Mark Klotz
7. #79 Kyle Istead
6. #5 Ken Stenhouse
5. #01 Mark DaSilva
4. #71 Russ Aicken
3. #18 Josh Shantz
2. #13 Mike Holmes
1. #31 Dave Bailey

RAY S TOWING & RECOVERY Thunder Cars

10. #4 Gary Slama
9. #2 Rick Burbridge
8. #41 Bruce Wheller
7. #13 Brad Collison
6. #7 Bobby Mercer
5. #5 Linda Stenhouse
4. #55 Chris Howse
3. #8 Steve Perry
2. #02 Mark Burbridge
1. #31 Kevin Gallant
GRISDALE RACING Late Models

10. #29 Bob Wood
9. #24 Brennan Didero
8. #34 Calvin Warren
7. #23 Jake Ott
6. #9 Jeff Ruddy
5. #56 Jeff Stewart
4. #83 Dale Shaw
3. #8 Paul Howse
2. #82 Jason Shaw
1. #89 Shawn Chenoweth

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Lapcevich, Schwartzenburg, Shantz And Johnstone Win At Flamboro Frostfest

Lapcevich, Schwartzenburg, Shantz And Johnstone Win At Flamboro Frostfest

By Randy Spencer -The final race event of 2013 at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway was London Recreational Frostfest and it didn’t disappoint. Over 100 cars were registered for the four divisions that were in attendance with some of the top drivers in Ontario on hand for one last race of the year. A wet snow shower delayed the start of the show but the hardy fans braved the cold and were treated to some exciting and intense racing action. On hand were Mini Stocks, Thunder Cars, Pure Stocks and the Dirt Sportsman cars, making heir first ever appearance at our track.

In Pure Stock action, Kyle Neumeister and Wayde Thorne picked up heat victories. All other divisions had time trials. The Mini Stocks and Thunder Cars had a Dash for Cash with the top 10 qualifiers squaring off for a ten lap dash to set the field for the first feature. Billy Schwartzenburg took the checkered flag in the Mini Stock race while John Baker Jr. took the Thunder Car dash. In feature racing, Flamboro Speedway’s Pure Stock champ, Danny Shantz picked up the feature win and Jim Johnstone won the 30 lap feature for the Dirt Sportsman. In the first Mini Stock feature, Billy Schwartzenburg continued his winning ways while Josh Shantz finally got the monkey off his back, picking up the feature win that had eluded him all season, in race two. After the points were tallied, Schwartzenburg was declared the overall Frostfest Mini Stock champion. In the first of two Thunder Car features, young Cayden Lapcevich was impressive in picking up his first feature win. He repeated the outstanding performance in the second 30 lapper with another win to sweep the night and leaving no doubt who the overall Frostfest Thunder Car champion would be. Schwartzenburg and Lapcevich both received beautiful soap stone carving from Nunavut.

After the races, all the competitors gathered pit side for award presentations. A big thanks to London Recreational’s Mike Schmidt and his crew of volunteers for all their hard work and to all the sponsors that donated prizes. All drivers received prizes, a cheque and a goody bag. Also thanks to Flamboro announcer Jody Bushlen for a great job, and thanks to Spencer Lewis for teaming up with Jody announcing the races. Also thanks to Clinton Geoffrey for lending his expertise and announcing the Sportsman races. A reminder to all Flamboro competitors, the annual Flamboro banquet will be held Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at the Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion. If you need tickets call John Casale at 905-659-3042.

Photos By Gord Nicholson

UNOFFICIAL Results (scored finish, not official)

Pure Stock Heat #1: #92 Kyle Neumeister, #7 Matthew Young, #76 Shawn Taylor, #19 Nick Clarke, #73 Ron Larkin Jr., #32 Gillian Hils, #53 Rodney Rutherford, #85 William Walker, #83 Jordan Morris, #93 Corey Hayward, #12 Michael Neumeister, #57 Chris Longthorne

Pure Stock Heat #2: #6 Wayde Thorne, #70 Danny Shantz (J), #31 Andy Wheller, #17 Kyle Woods, #81 Karl Sault, #61 John Musselman, #48 John Green (J), #9 Tim Deboer, #49 Tom Eckenswiller, #43 Clinton Nicholls (J), #01 Tristan DaSilva, #88 Scott Fortune (J)

Pure Stock Feature: #70 Danny Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #9 Tim Deboer, #81 Karl Sault, #31 Andy Wheller, #17 Kyle Woods, #12 Michael Neumeister, #83 Jordan Morris, #93 Corey Hayward, #53 Rodney Rutherford, #61 John Musselman, #92 Kyle Neumeister, #49 Tom Eckenswiller, #88 Scott Fortune, #48 John Green, #57 Chris Longthorne, #76 Shawn Taylor, #73 Ron larkin Jr. (DNF), #85 William Walker (DNF), #43 Clinton Nicholls (DNF), #7 Matthew Young (DNF), #19 Nick Clarke (DNF), #01 Tristan DaSilva (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #51 John Van Dyk, #64 Brandon McFerran (J), #01 Mark DaSilva, #26 Mark Klotz, #88 Jason Tolton, #28 Don Yorke, #19 Rick Schwartzenburg, #93 Corey Hayward, #58 Nathan Taback

Mini Stock Heat #2: #35 Tim Tolton, #57 Clark Hartman, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #7 Brian Wilson, #81 Samantha Shaw, #12 Darren Dryden, #10 Courtney Scott, #05 Dave Goodacre, #34 Kevin Strutt (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #3: #85 Matt Clarke, #61 Chad Ditner, #42 Rick Robinson, #03 Bob Gilbert, #22 Jake Watson, #79 Kyle Istead, #62 Ashley Holmes, #38 Rodney Rutherford (DNS), #48 (DNS)

Mini Stock Dash for Cash: #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #36 Cory Young, #37 Rob Hoskins, #18 Josh Shantz, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #13 Mike Holmes, #31 Dave Bailey, #71 Russ Aicken, #44 Scott Simmons, #50 Chad Corcoran

Mini Stock Feature #1: #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #31 Dave Bailey, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #37 Rob Hoskins, #36 Cory Young, #18 Josh Shantz, #64 Brandon McFerran, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #44 Scott Simmons, #85 Matt Clarke, #26 Mark Klotz, #51 John Van Dyk, #81 Samantha Shaw, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #61 Chad Ditner, #35 Tim Tolton, #12 Darren Dryden, #79 Kyle Istead, #57 Clark Hartman, #7 Brian Wilson, #03 Bob Gilbert, #28 Don Yorke, #19 Rick Schwartzenburg, #10 Courtney Scott, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #22 Jake Watson (DNF), #42 Rick Robinsopn (DNF), #88 Jason Tolton (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature #2: #18 Josh Shantz, #64 Brandon McFerran, #36 Cory Young, #7 Russ Aicken, #31 Dave Bailey, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #50 Chad Corcoran, #37 Rob Hoskins, #26 Mark Klotz, #51 John Van Dyk, #35 Tim Tolton, #81 Samantha Shaw, #12 Darren Dryden, #85 Matt Clarke, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Bob Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #57 Clark Hartman, #79 Kyle Istead, #7 Brian Wilson, #22 Jake Watson, #93 Corey Hayward, #28 Don Yorke, #10 Courtney Scott, #62 Ashley Holmes, #19 Rick Schwartzenburg

Thunder Car Heat #1: #13 Brad Collison, #78 Jordan Lawrence, #83 Scott Way, #09 Dan Price, #23 Egor Bougaev, #29 Steve Cashmore, #3 Jack Myers, #79 Nick Roth, #48 Colton Everingham

Thunder Car Heat #2: #51 Jeff Showler, #7 Bobby Mercer, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #8 Steve Perry, #67 Shawn Hewitt, #40 Kevin Knapp, #90 Jason Fontaine, #33 Mike Gilmour, #74 Andrew Robertson

Thunder Car Heat #3: #47 Vaughan Lawrence, #4 Gary Slama, #9 Tyler Liscum, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #41 Brent Wheller, #14 Kelsey Lamont, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #17 Tom Podd, #62 Darryn Wright

Thunder Car Dash for Cash: #63 John Baker Jr., #15 Jay Praysner, #76 Cayden Lapcevich, #03 Steve Ecker, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #36 Ken Grubb, #31 Kevin Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #73 Nick Troback (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature #1: #76 Cayden Lapcevich, #63 John Baker Jr., #03 Steve Ecker, #31 Kevin Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #36 Ken Grubb, #77 Darrell Lake, #13 Brad Collison, #73 Nick Troback, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #9 Tyler Liscum, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #29 Steve Cashmore, #5 Jay Praysner, #47 Vaughan Lawrence, #8 Steve Perry, #7 Bobby Mercer, #4 Gary Slama, #41 Brent Wheller, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #09 Dan Price (DNF), #67 Shawn Hewitt (DNF), #51 Jeff Showler (DNF), #83 Scott Way (DNF), #23 Egor Bougaev (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature #2: #76 Cayden Lapcevich, #63 John Baker Jr., #03 Steve Ecker, #27 Kevin Albers, #73 Nick Troback, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #15 Jay Praysner, #9 Tyler Liscum, #41 Brent Wheller, #7 Bobby mercer, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #8 Steve Perry, #83 Scott Way, #4 Gary Slama, #36 Ken Grubb, #23 Egor Bougaev, #47 Vaughan Lawrence, #51 Jeff Showler (DNF), #13 Brad Collison (DNF), #31 Kevin Gallant (DNF), #09 Dan Price (DNF), #67 Shawn Hewitt (DNF), #7 Bobby Mercer (DNF), #29 Steve Cashmore (DQ), #10 Dennis Cybalski (DNS)

DIRT Modified Sportsman Feature: #21 Jim Johnstone, #41 Boyd MacTavish, #19 Rob Clark, #72 Gord McIntosh, #66 Richard Farraway, #38 Austin Wood, #33 Chad Brown, #73x Andy Jankowiak, #20 Tony Cowell (DNF), #7 Cody McPherson (DNF)

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Oktoberfest At Flamboro Postponed Until October 19th/20th

Oktoberfest At Flamboro Postponed Until October 19th/20th

Due to the weather forecast for this weekend, Oktoberfest Classic Weekend has been postponed until October 19th and 20th. Everything will remain the same other than the date. Apologies for any inconvenience. See you at the track!!

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Mack DeMan Wins 1st Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Championship

Mack DeMan Wins 1st Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Championship

For Immediate Release - Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets - Flamboro Speedway (Ont) - September 29, 2013

by Cindy Lorenz - photos by Ralph Webbe

Mack DeMan, of Mississauga, On. won his first Championship with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets on Saturday night by 7 points over Defending Champion, Rob Neely. The night came down to who would finish ahead of the other as both cars won their heat races and Neely had a slim 3 point lead over DeMan coming into the race. DeMan, sponsored by Lucas Oil, won the feature race and Neely finished second. With only ten points awarded between those two positions, DeMan won by seven.

This race was also a very prestigious one as it was the “Harry Macy Memorial Race”, sponsored by Ohswegen Speedway compliments of Glenn Styres ,and named after one of the Founding Members of the Can-Am Midget Racing Club in 1965 that passed away earlier this year. Macy, known as ‘Brother Harry’, was an owner, driver of TQ #9, President of the Club and Promoter for the Indoor Midget Series at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in the 80′s and 90′s. His perseverance set an example and the knowledge he has passed along left an indelible mark on the Midget Racing community. He is deeply missed.

A very excited DeMan was joined in Victory Circle by his parents Peter and Kathy, and a large group of fans. He thanked his sponsor and the series sponsor Lucas Oil for all their continued support. He said “Every kid in racing just wants to make his Dad proud and this Championship is just as much my dad’s as it is mine. I am truly honored to win the Championship in the Andy Mackereth #40. I want to thank Andy, Craig and my dad the most because if it wasn’t for them this wouldn’t be possible.”

Starter Kyle MacKensie threw the green flag to start the final race of the 2013 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series as pole sitter Chris Bauman took the lead followed by Tom Kyle and rookie Tyler Turnbull. Adrian Stahle and rookie Adam Racine rounded the top five. Lap three saw the first caution for Jeff Blackburn making contact with the wall on the backstraight. Along with Blackburn, Barry Dunn, Cam Barber and Kent Turnbull went into the pits with mechanical problems. At the restart Bauman kept the point and Stahle was now in second, followed by Kyle, Turnbull and Racine. On the next lap DeMan moved into the top five. Kyle Hutchinson, winner of the 2013 NYPA Midget series, pulled into the infield one lap later. Stahle took the lead from Bauman as DeMan was now third. Stahle started to stretch his lead as DeMan and Bauman had a great battle. Neely passed Kyle and set his sites on DeMan. DeMan passed Bauman and began to reel in Stahle. It took two laps for Neely to pass Bauman, in the best run Bauman had this season. At lap 10 it was Stahle, DeMan, and Neely with all the points up for grabs.

Bauman held on to the fourth spot for one more lap before Racine and Turnbull, both rookies fighting for Rookie of the Year passed him on lap 11. At the half way point DeMan caught up to Stahle and they battled side by side, both cars out of the same Mackereth camp. Neely wasn’t too far behind and he had Racine closing in. Stahle and DeMan ran together for three more laps as DeMan looked for an opportunity to pass. He found the spot in turn one and got the lead on lap 16. Caution came out one lap later as Nick Groff hit the wall in turn three. The restart bunched up the field but it didn’t take DeMan very long to walk away from the pack as he could see his future ahead of him. Stahle and Neely now fought for second place as Racine held off Turnbull. With 5 laps to go Neely grabbed second place from Stahle and tried to catch DeMan. Racine began to pressure Stahle and this talented rookie took over third place with 2 laps to go.

The final laps were fast and furious with DeMan in the lead and Neely knowing his only chance to win the Championship was slipping away. DeMan took the checkered flag followed by Neely, Racine, Stahle and Turnbull. The celebrations began to end the 48th season for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets. Heat were won by Neely, DeMan, and Rookie of the Year Racine. The ‘B’ Feature was won by Todd Cresswell. The Dash for Cash, sponsored by Ohswegen Speedway compliment of Glenn Styres, was won by Neely. The heat races and ‘B’ feature were sponsored by Metalworks Powder Coating.

The final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway on September 28th was…1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Adam Racine, 4. Adrian Stahle, 5. Tyler Turnbull, 6. Todd Cresswell, 7. James Gray, 8. Chris Bauman, 9. Corey Moesker, 10. David Balych, 11. Craig Mackereth, 12. Ryan Fraser, 13. Nick Groff, 14. Keith Dempster, 15. Tom Kyle, 16. Rob DiVenanzo, 17. Dylon Smith, 18. Kyle Hutchinson, 19. Kent Turnbull, 20. Cam Barber, 21. Barry Dunn, 22. Jeff Blackburn. DNS…Darren McLennan.

The final top 15 in points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets are…1. MACK DEMAN…2321, 2. Rob Neely…2314, 3. Adrian Stahle…2277, 4. Corey Moesker…2182, 5. Todd Cresswell…2059, 6. David Balych…2033, 7. Barry Dunn…1931, 8. Adam Racine…1884, 9. Tyler Turnbull…1826, 10. Darren McLennan…1783, 11. Dylon Smith…1451, 12. Rob DiVenanzo…1420, 13. Ryan Fraser…1263, 14. Tom Kyle…1151, 15. Chris Bauman…1165.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets kick into their off season with their Rules Meeting for the 2014 season and their Annual Awards Banquet. Inquiries are already coming in for new rookies to run with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets in 2014. Looks like it will be another exciting year of racing.

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London Recreational Racing Announces Frost Fest At Flamboro

London Recreational Racing Announces Frost Fest At Flamboro

Frost Fest 2013 is said to be the biggest and best race to date, with a huge payout and prizes or all competitors.

Milgrove Ontario – September 28 2013 – On October 26th (rain date: October 27th) Mini Stocks, Thunder Cars and Pure Stocks from all over Ontario will be making the trip to Flamboro Speedway to compete in the annual Frost Fest race sponsored for the past 3 years by London Recreational Racing. The total purse for this event is $15, 100 with a sponsor list of seventeen plus donating prizes for this event.

Last year Shawn Chenoweth and Dave Bailey picked up the feature wins. There will be time trials for the Mini Stocks and Thunder Cars to determine qualifying positions. Top 10 qualifiers in each class will draw for position in a 10 lap dash and how this dash finishes will determine the line up for the first 30 lap feature. The remaining cars will do a 10 lap heat to determine the rest of the starting order. After the 1st 30 lap feature, 2 dice will be rolled (18 or less cars) or 3 dice (24 cars) to determine the inversion. The winner of both Mini Stock and Thunder Car will be determined based off your finish in both 30 lap features (in case of a tie the time trial position will be the tie breaker). Pure Stocks will be having a 10 lap heat and a 30 lap feature. There will be a party in the pits following racing where the awards and prizes will be disturbed.

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A special guest from Inside Track Spencer Lewis will be tandem announcing with Flamboro Speedway’s very own Jody Buschlen. The winner of the Mini Stock and the Thunder Car feature will receive a very special custom for this event igloo soap stone carving that is being made in Rankin Inlet Nunavut. The competitor that travels the furthest will receive a $300 bonus. On top of all the prize money being given away for this event, there will be trophies for 1st-5th in Mini Stocks and Thunder Cars, prizes for all finishers, plus a $200 draw for positions (Mini Stock 10-30) and (Thunder Car 10-24).  Special thanks to John and Frank Casale, Race Time Radio, Spencer Lewis of Inside track, and Randy and Larissa Spencer of Ontario Oval.

Camping is now allowed at Flamboro Speedway. If anyone has tech questions please phone Donny Cox 519-846-8158. Sponsors (so far) include: London Recreational Contracting, Flamboro Speedway, Bennett GM, Trans Axle, Castrol Edge, Bills Automotive, Freedom Village, Dave Franks Photos, Hit Man Hot Rods, Team Vincent Motorsports, Robertson Automotive, Pro-Wraps, Part Source Cambridge, Gray Bar Canada, Automotive Truck and Tire, JR Auto Service, and #33 TC Mike Gilmore. Admission and times for Frost Fest is as follows: grandstands $12 and pits $25 * HST included. Pits are open at 9:00 a.m, grandstands open at 11:30 a.m, time trials at 2:00 p.m, racing at 3:00 p.m. For further details please visit www.flamborospeedway.ca.

Mike Schmidt (519-654-7488)

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Flamboro Speedway Cancels Saturday, September 21st Show

Flamboro Speedway Cancels Saturday, September 21st Show

Due to the weather not cooperating and lots of water in the pits, racing has been cancelled for tonight. Please join us next week at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway for Championship Night featuring the Grisdale Late Models, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks. We will also be joined by the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets who will hold the Harry Macy Memorial race, their championship night.

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Racing At Flamboro Postponed To Sunday, September 8th

Racing At Flamboro Postponed To Sunday, September 8th

Due to the unsettled weather and forecast for the day in the Flamboro area, racing has been postponed until tomorrow afternoon.

Pit gates open at 9am, Grandstands at 12pm and green flag flies at 2pm.

The OSCAAR Super Late Models and OSCAAR Open Wheel Modifieds make their only appearance of 2013 at Flamboro. They are joined by the Grisdale Late Models, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $25.00, Senior & Student $20.00, Children (12 and under) $5.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $60.00. HST included. Pit Admission is $35.00.

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OSCAAR Super Late Models Make Return To Flamboro

OSCAAR Super Late Models Make Return To Flamboro

The OSCAAR Super Late Models are set to make their first trip to Flamboro Speedway (Millgrove, Ont.) in three seasons on Saturday September 7. The series has not raced at Flamboro since Oktoberfest in 2009 where Jeff Hanley (No.70) was the winner. The series was originally scheduled to make its Flamboro return on July 20, but a power outage in the Hamilton-area forced the event’s cancellation.

Series points leader Brandon Watson (No.9) is the most recent winner as he found Knightworks Design victory lane on August 24 at Peterborough Speedway. The win was Watson’s fifth this season and second at Peterborough. Flamboro, however, poses a different task for the 20-year-old who has raced only once at the tight 1/3-mile oval in a Super Late Model, but is ready for the challenge come Saturday evening.

Four-time series champion Glenn Watson (No.22) is coming off his best finish of the season, a second-place result, at Peterborough two weeks ago. Glenn had one previous runner-up finish to start the season, but had battled difficulties all season long before the breakout on August 24. Look for the Barrie, Ont. driver to continue his luck as he felt he made significant gains on his Port City Chassis last time out of the box.

After debuting a brand new Junior Hanley-prepared outlaw body car at Peterborough two weeks ago, Brad Corcoran (No.05) is set to return to his home track this weekend. The Milton, Ont. pilot has spent several  seasons in the track’s pro late model division before making the jump to OSCAAR this season. Corcoran confirmed at Peterborough he will run the remainder of the 2013 Super Late Model schedule, and will also bring his Pro Late Model to the 21st edition of the Autumn Colours Classic.

Shane Gowan (No.39) will also return to his former home track this week in his Lucas Oil sponsored entry. Gowan suffered through mechanical problems at Peterborough which inhibited a fast racecar from achieving a top-ten finish. Look for Gowan’s experience to shine through as the night wears on.

Guelph, Ont. native Todd Campbell (No.07) is also among the list of former Flamboro regulars making a return home this week. The 2011 OSCAAR Rookie-of-the-year has not yet scored a top-five this season, but will certainly have experience on his side this weekend. Saturday night will mark the first time Campbell has competed at Flamboro in a Super Late Model.

Add Jim Bowman (No.63) to the list of wheelmen returning to old stomping grounds. Bowman has publicly stated his excitement to return to the 1/3-mile bullring. The Fergus, Ont.-based driver will have had plenty of time to prepare after sitting out the tour’s previous Peterborough event for work-related reasons.

Andrew Gresel (No.81) came from the back of the field twice at Peterborough to finish fourth. The current rookie points leader already has two victories on the season and sits __ points back of Brandon Watson for the championship points lead. Gresel is among the drivers with little experience at Flamboro is his career and none in a Super Late Model. The Hepworth, Ont. driver is often quick to learn a new trade.

Series regulars Derrick Tiemersma (No.7) and Tyler Hawn (No.42) are both looking to rebound from subpar performances at Peterborough. Tiemersma, who has finished outside the top-five only 3 times, lost his position inside the top-three late in the race. Tiemersma, however, remains a factor near the top of the standings and will need to finish ahead of Brandon Watson to reduce the lead.

Hawn, meanwhile, has not raced at Flamboro in either his Late Model or Super Late Model career, but will attempt to improve on his ninth-place result at Peterborough two weeks ago. Look for the Oro Station, Ont. driver to tinker with his tire strategy in order to achieve a top-five finish.

The OSCAAR Super Late Models will be joined by the OSCAAR Modifieds as well as three Flamboro Speedway weekly divisions and the Canadian Vintage Modified tour. To accommodate the extended schedule, racing is set to get underway at 4:00pm. Spectator gates open at 3:00pm.

Directions: For directions to Flamboro Speedway, located in Millgrove, Ont. visit the following link: http://flamborospeedway.net/?page_id=60

Tickets: For ticket pricing and information, please visit: http://flamborospeedway.net/?p=919.

The OSCAAR Super Late Model tour is presented by a number of dedicated sponsors throughout Ontario, including: Knightworks Design, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Race2way.ca, Dave Franks Photos, Dickson Printing, Finishline Fabrication, McColl Racing Enterprises, McGunegill Engine Performance, Stefko Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, OntarioOval.com, RaceTime Radio, Inside Track Motorsport News, Jenco Equipment, Midas of Orangeville, Reinhart Trailer Sales, North Toronto Auctions, and South Shore Services.

By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia) – OSCAAR Media and Public Relations

Contact: oscaar.media@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.

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Inaugural Flamboro Trip For OSCAAR Mods This Saturday

Inaugural Flamboro Trip For OSCAAR Mods This Saturday

The OSCAAR Modifieds make their first ever trip to Flamboro Speedway this Saturday night, with several big names set to do battle. Open-wheel modifieds have never competed at Flamboro under OSCAAR sanctioning, but several drivers have previous experience at the 1/3-mile Millgrove, Ont. oval. The series was originally scheduled to make its Flamboro debut on July 20, but a power outage in the Hamilton-area forced the event’s cancellation.

This weekend’s stop is the first of two this season at Flamboro for the Modified tour, which will also compete at the speedway’s signature Oktoberfest event on October 5.

The tour has been off since competing at Delaware Speedway on August 17 where Justin Demelo (No.82) was victorious for the second-time this season. Demelo will compete this Saturday at Flamboro in hopes of completing the hat-trick and has announced he will donate all of his race winnings to the purse for the 2013 edition of the Rick Woolner Memorial at Varney Speedway Motorplex on September 14 and 15.

Reigning series rookie-of-the-year Davey Terry (No.14) is preparing for a strong run at his family’s home track. Terry, a cousin of Flamboro’s popular Shaw family, is coming off a fifth-place result in his fourth-career start at Delaware. Look for the ‘Erin Express’ to be back inside the top-five again this weekend.

Current points leader Gary McLean (No.8) extended his points lead at Delaware with a second-place finish. McLean is among the drivers with experience at Flamboro and will look to use his pedigree as an advantage.

Brent McLean (No.7) currently sits second in the championship standings despite a DNF at Delaware. The third-year modified pilot has two wins this season, but has not had the same success he experienced in the first-half of late. McLean won an unsanctioned open-wheel modified event at Flamboro last fall. Look for the Bowmanville Home Hardware sponsored entry to get back on track this weekend.

Shane Stickel (No.39) earned an impressive sixth-place finish at Delaware three weeks ago, and is in good position to earn another top-five this Saturday. Stickel has plenty of Flamboro experience in a Vintage Modified, but none of yet in an OSCAAR Modified. Regardless, Stickel is capable of transferring the skills to his new MSD Machine Tool/Creative Edge sponsored ride.

Tim Tolton (No.13) will make his first career OSCAAR Modified tour start this Saturday in place of son Bobby. The younger Tolton will be out of action after the birth of his son, Chase, on Thursday. Tim has experience competing in open-wheel cars with the Varney Outlaw Modifieds, but has not yet piloted Bobby’s Knightworks Design sponsored machine. Look for a solid performance from the veteran pilot.

Despite having very limited practice at Delaware, Branden Bullen (No.67jr) had a 10th-place finish. Bullen also ran well at Kawartha Speedway on August 11, so another top-ten will be good for the rookie driver’s lead at the top of the rookie standings.

Dave Osborne (No.11) is also expected to return to active competition after missing the series’ last two races. The Brantford, Ont. driver last competed with the tour at Peterborough where he finished 10th, but was collected in a mid-race incident which ended his night. Expect the ‘Wild Child’ to rebound with a solid finish at his former home track.

The OSCAAR Modifieds will be joined by the OSCAAR Super Late Models as well as three of Flamboro Speedway’s regular divisions and the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. To accommodate the six divisions on tap for Saturday night, the start time has been moved ahead to 4:00pm. Spectator gates open at 3:00pm.

Directions: For directions to Flamboro Speedway, located in Millgrove, Ont. visit the following link: http://flamborospeedway.net/?page_id=60

Tickets: For ticket pricing and information, please visit: http://flamborospeedway.net/?p=919.

The OSCAAR Modifed tour is presented by a number of dedicated sponsors throughout Ontario, including: Knightworks Design, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics Canada, Race2way.ca, Dave Franks Photos, Dickson Printing, Finishline Fabrication, McColl Racing Enterprises, McGunegill Engine Performance, Stefko Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, OntarioOval.com, RaceTime Radio, Inside Track Motorsport News, Jenco Equipment, Midas of Orangeville, Reinhart Trailer Sales, North Toronto Auctions, and South Shore Services.

By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia) – OSCAAR Media and Public Relations

Contact: oscaar.media@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.

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At The Track: Howse Scores Payday At Gold Rush

At The Track: Howse Scores Payday At Gold Rush

Millgrove, ON – Paul Howse (No. 8) used a thrilling inside groove pass to get by Shawn Chenoweth (No. 89c) in lapped traffic on lap 96 to win the Gold Rush 100 at Flamboro Speedway on Monday night.

Chenoweth took the challenge to start in the 24th and final starting position with the opportunity to earn an additional $5000 if he could pull off the win.

The veteran driver came within four laps of the victory, but was squeezed to the outside when the lead cars encountered lapped traffic.

The race got off to a rocky start. No sooner had the green flag flown to start the 100-lap feature, the caution flag was displayed when Jeff Cassidy (No. 97) made contact with the outside wall at the entrance of turn one on the opening corner.

Kenny Wallace (No. 36) spun in turn two as the field checked up behind him which sent the pole sitter to the rear of the field.

Dale Shaw (No. 83) jumped out to the lead on the restart, while his father Jason Shaw (No. 82) used his inside line position to take the second spot.

Just as Wallace and Shawn Chenoweth (No. 89c) began to make their way through the field, the caution was out on lap 7 when Brad Corcoran (No. 05) came to a stop in turn four. Corcoran was running in the top-five at the time.

One lap later, 2013 Grisdale Triple Crown Champion Paul Howse (No. 8) was spun in to the infield off the front bumper of Jamie Cox (No. 22). Cox had nowhere to go as the field checked up when Jeff Stewart (No. 56) got loose off the same corner.

Heavy contact occurred on the restart when Scott Lyons (No. 52) made contact with Jason Shaw (No. 82) in turn two. The field stacked up behind, resulting in damage to Dawyne Baker’s (No. 48) nose and to Wallace’s right door.

The race ran green with Dale Shaw on the point until a lap 18 caution when Matt Box (No. 27) touched lapped car Brent Wheller (No. 61) in turn two to send the 61 car towards the infield.

The next green flag run saw Lyons get underneath Dale Shaw for the lead on lap 22. One lap later, Chenoweth filled the bottom of the track to shuffle Shaw back to third.

Lyons’ lead was erased on lap 30 when Jim Sweers (No. 75) and Jamie Cox (No. 22) made hard contact in turn four. Both drivers failed to return to the field before the green flag.

Lyons continued to lead despite a side-by-side battle with Chenoweth and Dale Shaw waiting in the wings.

Chenoweth took the lead on the restart, passing Lyons on the outside. One lap later another caution flew when Sweers spun in the infield.

Mark Watson (No. 31) brought out a caution on lap 38 for a frontstretch spin despite running second.

Chenoweth led Lyons, Paul Howse (No. 8), Stewart, and Wallace at the half way mark.

At lap 56, Chenoweth ran in to lapped traffic and saw his lead begin to dwindle when he could not find a way around Dwayne Baker (No. 48).

Chenoweth got some relief on lap 60 when the caution flew as Dale Shaw spun in turn three.

One lap after the restart, Matt Pritiko (No. 21) went hard in to the turn three well and collected Chris Boschler (No. 3). Pritiko was okay, but the car was removed from the track by flatbed.

The final 39 laps of the race ran caution free with 13 cars remaining on track.

Howse made quick works of Lyons to put himself in 2nd and never let Chenoweth stray from his sites.

With ten laps to go, Chenoweth was in the thick of lapped traffic with Howse glued to his rear bumper.

Howse saw his opportunity on lap 96 and made the pass in the bottom lane as he forced Chenoweth up a groove with a lapped car to the bottom.

Howse drove a flawless final four laps to hold off Chenoweth and take home the $5000 pay day.

An exhausted Howse said in victory lane he was happy with the victory, but wished the pass had not come in lapped traffic.

Meanwhile, a disgruntled Chenoweth was frustrated at his second-place finish after leading 63 laps.

Lyons finished third and was in tow with the leaders for the final 20 circuits.

Kenny Wallace was fourth in his Gary Elliott Motorsports prepared entry. Jeff Stewart was fifth.

Wallace laid down the quickest lap in time trials with a mark of 15.501 seconds, but declined the opportunity to return to the field. The St. Louis, MO native left the extra pay day opportunity to Chenoweth as a result.


Results: Gold Rush 100 (Flamboro Speedway – August 19, 2013)

Scored Finish (Starting Position in Parentheses) 1. 8 Paul Howse (5), 2. 89c Shawn Chenoweth (24), 3. 52 Scott Lyons (10), 4. 36 Kenny Wallace (1), 5. 56 Jeff Stewart (3), 6. 27 Matt Box (12), 7. 9 Jeff Ruddy (15), 8. 84j Larry Jackson (18), 9. 3 Chris Boschler (16), 10. 82 Jason Shaw (4), 11. 61 Brent Wheller (20), 12. 76 Shawn Arnott (22), 13. 83 Dale Shaw (2), 14. 75 Jim Sweers (13), 15. 7 Trevor Monaghan (8), 16. 21 Matt Pritiko (19), 17. 48 Dwayne Baker (14), 18. 38 Linda Stenhouse (23), 19. 31 Mark Watson (7), 20. 34 Calvin Warren (21), 21. 22 Jamie Cox (9), 22. 67 Gord Bennett (17), 23. 05 Brad Corcoran (6), 24. 97 Jeff Cassidy (11).

B-Main (Last-Chane Qualifiers)
1. 3 Chris Boschler, 2. 67 Gord Bennett, 3. 84j Larry Jackson, 4. 21 Matt Pritiko, 5. 61 Brent Wheller, 6. 34 Calvin Warren, 7. 76 Shawn Arnott, 8. 38 Lisa Stenhouse.

Time Trial Results (Top 16 Line-up for the featire Heads Up)

1. 36 Kenny Wallace 15.501 seconds; 2. 89c Shawn Chenoweth 15.557; 3. 83 Dale Shaw 15.564; 4. 56 Jeff Stewart 15.590; 5. 82 Jason Shaw 15.618; 6. 8 Paul Howse 15.630; 7. 05 Brad Corcoran 15.634; 8. 31 Mark Watson 15.643; 9. 7 Trevor Monaghan 15.686; 10. 22 Jamie Cox 15. 695; 11. 52 Steve Lyons 15.716; 12. 97 Jeff Cassidy 15.787; 13. 27 Matt Box 15. 793; 14. 75 Jim Sweers 15.848; 15. 48 Dwayne Baker 15.995; 16. 9 Jeff Ruddy 16.001; 17. 3 Chris Boschler 16.053; 18. 21 Matt Pritiko 16.075; 19. 67 Gord Bennett 16.081; 20. 34 Calvin Warren 16.258; 21. 84j Larry Jackson 16.285; 22. 61 Brent Wheller 16.667; 23. 76 Shawn Arnott 16.906; 24. 38 Linda Stenhouse 19.372.

By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia) – OntarioOval.com Race Reporter

Photo Credit: Eric Uprichard (@SpeedwayPhoto)

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NASCAR Driver Kenny Wallace Looking To Collect Reward At Gold Rush 100 At Flamboro Speedway

NASCAR Driver Kenny Wallace Looking To Collect Reward At Gold Rush 100 At Flamboro Speedway

Monday, August 19th is the Gold Rush 100 with NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace. Last year’s race was an exciting event as Jason Shaw chose to start at the rear after qualifying second fastest and made his way through the field and managed to make his way to second place. Paul Howse was the driver to strike gold taking the 100 lap race and taking home the $5000 first place prize. Kenny Wallace drove a great race and came home in third. This year Kenny says. “I’m coming to collect the Reward.” The reward is an extra $5000 to whoever qualifies fastest and chooses to go to the rear of the field and make their way to the front and take the checkered flag. Make plans to join us as the best Late Model drivers in the province will be on hand, all with one thing on their mind…taking home $10000!

Pit gates open at 2pm for tech inspection, Grandstands at 5pm, Kenny Wallace Autograph Session 530pm – 630pm (Grandstand Area), Time trials begin at 7pm and  on-track, out of car, driver introductions at 8pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $35.00, Senior & Student $30.00, Children (12 and under) $5.00. Pit admission $40.00. HST EXTRA.

For more details click on the Gold Rush 100 banner near the top of the home page.

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Paul Howse Wins Grisdale Triple Crown At Flamboro

Paul Howse Wins Grisdale Triple Crown At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer for Ontario Oval- With just three points separating the top three drivers in the Grisdale Triple Crown chase, the anticipation was high for the third and final race of the series. Paul Howse, Jason Shaw and Shawn Chenoweth were ready for battle and Howse would sit on the pole for the 75 lapper. Early on the top three combatants were starting to battle. But on lap 13 Al MacLean got loose and spun down the front stretch. Howse managed to squeeze through but Chenoweth wasn’t so fortunate. The car suffered major damage and was unable to continue. Howse continued to lead the way and almost 90 minutes after it began, Howse would lead from flag to flag to pick up his second win of three races and edge out Jason Shaw to take the Grisdale championship for 2013.

This Saturday, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds return along with the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and a Sprint Car Exhibition by the United Pavement Sprints. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 630 pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $14.60, Senior & Student $12.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $32.00. HST EXTRA.

Monday, August 19th is the Gold Rush 100 with NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace. Last year’s race was an exciting event as Jason Shaw chose to start at the rear after qualifying second fastest and made his way through the field and managed to make his way to second place. Paul Howse was the driver to strike gold taking the 100 lap race and taking home the $5000 first place prize. Kenny Wallace drove a great race and came home in third. This year Kenny says. “I’m coming to collect the Reward.” The reward is an extra $5000 to whoever qualifies fastest and chooses to go to the rear of the field and make their way to the front and take the checkered flag. Make plans to join us as the best Late Model drivers in the province will be on hand, all with one thing on their mind…taking home $10000!

Pit gates open at 2pm for tech inspection, Grandstands at 5pm, Kenny Wallace Autograph Session 530pm – 630pm (Grandstand Area), Time trials begin at 7pm and on-track, out of car, driver introductions at 8pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $35.00, Senior & Student $30.00, Children (12 and under) $5.00. Pit admission $40.00. HST EXTRA.

For more details click on the Gold Rush 100 banner near the top of the home page.

Photo by Gord Nicholson

UNOFFICIAL Results (scored finish, not official)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1: #38 Bill Pearsall, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #31 Dave Asbury Jr., #93 Dan Petit, #0 Cliff Hodgkinson, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #24 Blake Bomberry Jr.

Pro 4 Modified Feature: #38 Bill Pearsall, #31 Dave Asbury Jr., #8 Craig Shaver, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (DNS), #0 Cliff Hodgkinson (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #79 Kyle Istead, #62 Ashley Holmes, #26 Mark Klotz, #42 Rick Robinson, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #10 Courtney Scott, #22 Jake Watson, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2: #71 Russ Aicken, #18 Josh Shantz, #31 Dave Bailey, #44 Scott Simmons, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #81 Samantha Shaw, #13 Mike Holmes, #01 Mark DaSilva

Mini Stock Feature: #31 Dave Bailey, #18 Josh Shantz, #71 Russ Aicken, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #44 Scott Simmons, #81 Samantha Shaw, #13 Mike Holmes, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #79 Kyle Istead, #26 Mark Klotz, #22 Jake Watson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #03 Jake Gilbert, #10 Courtney Scott, #05 Dave Goodacre, #42 Rick Robinson (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1: #7 Bobby Mercer, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #4 Gary Slama, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2: #31 Kevin Gallant, #02 Mark Burbridge, #2 Rick Burbridge, #55 Chris Howse, #74 Brandon Robertson, #17 Tristan Gill, #41 Bruce Wheller

Thunder Car Feature: #31 Kevin Gallant, #8 Steve Perry, #55 Chris Howse, #02 Mark Burbridge, #4 Gary Slama, #2 Rick Burbridge, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #74 Brandon Robertson, #17 Tristan Gill, #41 Bruce Wheller, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #13 Brad Collison (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1: #8 Paul Howse, #05 Brad Corcoran, #82 Jason Shaw, #56 Jeff Stewart, #27 Matt Box, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #24 Brennan Didero, #97 Jeff Cassidy, #34 Trevor Warren

Late Model Heat #2: #52 Scott Lyons, #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #29 Bob Wood, #7 Trevor Monaghan, #61 Brent Wheller, #98 Bill Hollis, #76 Shawn Arnott, #28 Al MacLean, #17 Nick Roth (DNS)

Late Model Heat #3: #8 Paul Howse, #05 Brad Corcoran, #27 Matt Box, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #34 Trevor Monaghan, #97 Jeff Cassidy, #24 Brennan Didero, #56 Jeff Stewart, #82 Jason Shaw (DNF)

Late Model Heat #4: #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #7 Trevor Monaghan, #83 Dale Shaw, #52 Scott Lyons, #76 Shawn Arnott, #29 Bob Wood, #28 Al MacLean, #61 Brent Wheller (DNF), #98 Bill Hollis (DNS), #17 Nick Roth (DNS)

Late Model Feature: #8 Paul Howse, #52 Scott Lyons, #82 Jason Shaw, #56 Jeff Stewart, #27 Matt Box, #05 Brad Corcoran, #98 Bill Hollis, #83 Dale Shaw, #61 Brent Wheller (DNF), #29 Bob Wood (DNF), #97 Jeff Cassidy (DNF), #9 Jeff Ruddy (DNF), #76 Shawn Arnott (DNF), #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DNF), #28 Al MacLean (DNF), #24 Brennan Didero (DNF), #34 Trevor Warren (DNF), #7 Trevor Monaghan (DNF), #17 Nick Roth (DNS)

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Chenoweth, Shantz, Bailey, Gallant And Bomberry Take Features At Flamboro

Chenoweth, Shantz, Bailey, Gallant And Bomberry Take Features At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer for Ontario Oval– It was Bennett Chevrolet GMC Night at Flamboro Speedway and the racers didn’t disappoint. Lots of action on and off the track made for an exciting night of racing after a postponement with rain the night before.

This weekend at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway we have 2 days of exciting racing action, Saturday August 3rd will see the annual and very popular Kid’s Rides Night between 5 pm and 6pm. Racing begins at 630pm with the Grisdale Late Models, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 630 pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $14.60, Senior & Student $12.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $32.00. HST EXTRA.

Sunday, August 4th is the third and final Thunder Car, Mini Stock and Pro 4 Modified Invitational. Time Trials take place at 5pm and the top 3 Thunder Car, Mini Stock & Pro 4 Modified drivers will go to the back with a chance to win extra cash thanks to sponsor Ponderosa Nature Resort & Hoosier Canada. Thunder Car fast times go to the rear and run for 1st $1000, 2nd $500 and 3rd $300. Mini Stock & Pro 4 Modified fast times go to the rear and run for 1st $500 2nd $200 and 3rd $100. The Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds will also be joined by the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and intermission will feature King of the Hill spectator races.  Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm, Time Trials at 5pm and green flag flies at 630 pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $14.60, Senior & Student $12.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $32.00. HST EXTRA.

And just a reminder in two weeks time is the 3rd and final installment of the annual Grisdale Racing Products tournament for Late Models. A 75 lap feature will see the top three in points, Paul Howse, Jason Shaw and Shawn Chenoweth battle it out. The three combatants are separated by a mere 3 points so it’s sure to be another great race so make plans now to join us!!

Photo by Gord Nicholson

UNOFFICIAL Results (scored finish, not official)

Pure Stock Heat #1: #08 Derek Martin, #70 Danny Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #29 Billy Lovell, #07 Michael Kenny, #3 Andrew Sterling (DNF), #6 Wayde Thorne, #31 Keara Corcoran (DNS)

Pure Stock Feature: #70 Danny Shantz, #6 Wayde Thorne, #32 Gillian Hils, #29 Billy Lovell, #3 Andrew Sterling, #31 Keara Corcoran, #07 Michael Kenny, #08 Derek Martin (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #37 Rob Hoskins, #12 Darren Dryden, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #22 Jake Watson, #26 Mark Klotz, #79 Kyle Istead, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #03 Jake Gilbert, #10 Courtney Scott, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2: #71 Russ Aicken, #31 Dave Bailey, #13 Mike Holmes, #18 Josh Shantz, #81 Samantha Shaw, #01 Mark DaSilva, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #44 Scott Simmons, #61 Chad Ditner, #50 Chad Corcoran, #43 Sarah Woolsey (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature: #3 Dave Bailey, #18 Josh Shantz, #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #81 Samantha Shaw, #61 Chad Ditner, #44 Scott Simmons, #12 Darren Dryden, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #13 Mike Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #10 Courtney Scott, #79 Kyle Istead, #26 Mark Klotz (DNF), #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF), #71 Russ Aicken (DNF), #38 Rodney Rutherford (DNF), #37 Rob Hoskins (DNF), #22 Jake Watson (DQ), #43 Sarah Woolsey (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1: #7 Bobby Mercer, #55 Chris Howse, #14 Rob Istead, #4 Terry King, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Dean, #41 Bruce Wheller

Thunder Car Heat #2: #31 Kevin Gallant, #8 Steve Perry, #02 Mark Burbridge, #2 Rick Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #88 Scott Laporte, #77 Matt Balog

Thunder Car Feature: #31 Kevin Gallant, #2 Rick Burbridge, #02 Mark Burbridge, #8 Steve Perry, #7 Bobby Mercer (DQ), #14 Rob Istead, #13 Brad Collison, #88 Scott Laporte, #5 Linda Dean, #77 Matt Balog, #4 Terry King, #55 Chris Howse (DNF), #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF), #41 Bruce Wheller (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1: #52 Scott Lyons, #24 Brennan Didero, #82 Dale Shaw, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #56 Jeff Stewart, #23 Jake Ott

Late Model Heat #2: #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #8 Paul Howse, #17 Nick Roth, #61 Brent Wheller, #34 Calvin Warren, #82 Jason Shaw

Late Model Feature: #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #8 Paul Howse, #24 Brennan Didero, #52 Scott Lyons, #17 Nick Roth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #23 Jake Ott, #61 Brent Wheller, #34 Calvin Warren, #82 Jason Shaw, #56 Jeff Stewart (DNS)

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