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Adrian Stahle And Tim Norris Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

Adrian Stahle And Tim Norris Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets and Ontario Pro Challenge were back at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway for their third appearance of the year and once again didn’t disappoint the great crowd on hand enjoying the great summer weather and spectacular racing action once again.
The Pure Stocks and Late Models both had the night off but there was no shortage of exciting racing action. The Mini Stocks led the night off with their first feature. A.J. Miller and Jake Gilbert led the field of 15 to the first green of the night but the caution would fly early as a couple cars experienced some problems. The 38 of Rodney Rutherford slowed and exited while the 76 of Shawn Taylor cut down a tire, replaced it and made it back (along with Rutherford) just in time to join the rear of the field as they once again took green. Lots of three wide action early as the cars jockeyed for position. Blair Wickett made a return after several weeks off. He got high in turn two on lap two and lost some ground early. By lap six, Chad Corcoran and Russ Aicken were battling each other hard. Hudson Nagy and Steve DeLeeuw got into each other on the back stretch on lap seven bringing out a caution as the cars continued the hard door to door battles throughout the pack. Aicken and Corcoran were mixing it up down the back  stretch and Corcoran got squirrely narrowly avoiding several cars in a wild spin. With Corcoran out of the picture that moved Clark Hartman to second place and he battled Aiken tooth and nail for several laps as the race neared completion. Aiken held off Hartman for the feature victory.
Thunder Cars were up next. Mike Gilmour and Bobby Mercer were up front for this one. Gilmour led early but the 89 of Brad Collison got by down the back stretch on lap three to take the lead. The battle for second was fierce has Shawn Arnott and Mark Burbridge with plenty of beating and banging. Burbridge got by and had his sights on Collison next. Burbridge closed the gap and eventually caught Collison and with some crafty driving and a little bump and run got by to take the lead. Collison tried hard to regain the lead with some bumping and banging of his own but Burbridge would not be caught and picked up the checkered flag.
The Pro 4 Modifieds were up for their ten lap heat race. Only six cars made the trip on this night as many of the cars traveled to Sauble to race there. The Nanticokes had this one in hand from the start. They broke away from the rest of the pack as Dan led Brian. Two cars retired with issues, Aaron Turkey slowed on lap two and Linc Erison got the black flag for smoking on lap five. The lead was safe for the Nanticokes as Dan continued his hot streak of late picking up another checkered flag.
The Ontario Pro Challenge were up for the first two of four ten lap heat races. The series had many fans and groups in attendance at the track as well tonight. A few drivers were also returning to the series after some time away. Larry Majuery and Malcolm McMaster and Rick Seeley making his second appearance of the year. The first heat of eight cars was led by Tim Shanahan and Shawn Stones. Shanahan led the first two laps but the 33 of Brian Stevanus executed a nice bump and run on lap three to inherit the lead. Ken Lillycrop followed Stevanus and the two broke away building an almost half track lead on the remainder of the pack. Stevanus ran away and picked up the checkered flag. Race two saw Dale Wilson and Patrick Freel up front. Some three wide action early as a familiar face took the lead with Tim Norris getting by Wilson and Mike Westwood. Westwood spun out of two on lap four bringing out a caution. Norris would battle Dennis Thomson for the remainder of the race with Norris picking up another Flamboro checkered flag.
The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets hit the track for their two heat races. Adrian Stahle and Dave Hickson were up front. Stahle started to increase his lead on the pack along with the 94 of Ryan Fraser. Fraser did his best to close the gap and by the last lap had come pretty close but wasn’t able to over take Stahle and he took the checkered flag. Lucas Smith and Barry Dunn were on the pole for the second heat. Tyler Turnbull experienced some problems off the start and wasn’t able to take the green. Smith along with Darren McLennan broke way from the pack. On lap four McLennan got by Smith as the two went through 3 and 4. That’s the way it stayed as the Midgets took the checkers.
After the Spectator Drags (King of the Hill) at Intermission we got right into round two with the Ontario Pro Challenge up first with heats 3 and 4. Shawn Stones and Peter Hattin sat up front as the cars took green. The two pole sitters started to break away and put some space between them and the rest of the field. The brothers Batty battled each other hard for third and fourth. Stones held onto the lead and picked up his first ever checkered flag. Race number four some some more exciting three wide action as Patrick Freel, Mike Westwood and Tim Norris battled for the first three laps. Norris and Thomson eventually ended up one two again as announcer Jon Houghton said, the two had some bumper magic going on as the battled each other hard late in the race. Norris made it two for two on the night picking up another checkered flag.
The Can Am Midgets would run and eight lap B Main to set the final positions for the Main feature. Dave Hickson and Todd Cresswell sat up front for the quick little race. Tyler Turnbull was still experiencing some mechanical issues and went off on lap one.Hickson, Cresswell and Rob Neely got off to a good start and battled early. Cresswell got by Hickson on lap three as the two would head into turns 3-4. The next lap Neely pulled the same move on Hickson to take over second and just barely two minutes of racing and it was over that quick with Cresswell picking up the win.
The Mini Stocks hit the track for their second feature with Rick Robinson and Blair Wickett sitting on the pole. Early on Chad Corcoran, Shawn Taylor and Blair Wickett broke away. Taylor seemed to have his issues from last week ironed out but early on he slowed don the front stretch and retired to the pits leaving Corcoran and Wickett to do battle. Wickett led the first six laps but Corcoran got by, took the lead and held it until the end to pick up the feature win.
Mike Gilmour and Justin Collson were up front for the second Thunder Car feature on the night. Lots of banging and crashing in this one. Shawn Arnott and Justin Collison got mixed up early on and Arnott would eventually take the lead followed by Mark Burbridge. The two broke away and ran away as Arnot took the checkered flag.
The Pro 4 Modifieds hit the track for their feature with Dan Petit and Brian Nanticoke up front. Nanticoke led lap one after a close run out of four down the front stretch. Nanticoke would battle with Mark Millard and Dan Nanticoke the rest of the way as Brian held on for the feature win.
The Ontario Pro Challenge were up next for their 30 lap main event. Tim Shanahan and Shawn Stones started out front and Stones took the lead early. Shanahan spun early after falling to fifth bringing out the caution. A few laps later another caution as Patrick Freel and Mike Westwood got involved and spun in turns 1-2 bringing out yet another caution. Larry Majuery wasn’t able to avoid and hit a stopped car and was taken off on the flat bed. On the restart the master of Flamboro, Tim Norris took the lead from Stones. By lap ten the 88 of Norris was gone, out for a drive on his own. Dennis Thomson was sitting in second and Dale Wilson and Ken Lillycrop were battling hard just after that. Wilson eventually got by Lillycrop to take over third. As the laps would wind down, Thomson was gaining on Norris but was unable to catch him and Norris made it three for three on the night.
The final race of the evening was the Can Am Midget feature event. Adrian Stahle and Lucas Smith were on the pole. As the field readied for green, the Can Am Midgets did their customary four wide salute to the fans, always a hit as everyone stands and waves. An early caution as the 62 car of Brian Pescetti went around in three bringing out the caution. Stahle was leading but Ryan Fraser wasn’t backing down and made Stahle fight for the lead. Smith and Darren McLennan were battling for second and third while Stahle continued to dominate, hold the lead and started to put some space between him and Smith. As the race ended, Stahle took the checkered flag picking up and well deserved win in memory of his mom. Great show Adrian! Watch the video here.
That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, August 1st. Racing gets under way at 7pm but be there early as KIDS RIDE NIGHT gets underway at 6pm. Kids get a chance to get into  a race car with one of the drivers to go around the track a couple times. The Lucas Oil Can Canadian Vintage Modifieds return. They are also joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Pure Stocks and the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm, Kids Rides at 6pm 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 Ingrid Hartman for the videos and to Mike Kiers & Derek Smith for the great photos!
Thanks for Jon Houghton from Delaware Speedway for filling in as out guest announcer!!!
Unofficial Results
Mini Stock Feature #1 : #71 Russ Aicken, #51 Clark Hartman, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #36 Hudson Nagy, #76 Shawn Taylor, #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #5 Stepheny Dean, #79 Steve DeLeeuw, #32 Gillian Hils, #92 A.J. Miller (NF)
Mini Stock Feature #2 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #62 Chad Ditner, #51 Clark Hartman, #71 Russ Aicken, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #42 Rick Robinson, #32 Gillian Hils, #5 Stephney Dean, #92 A.J. Miller, #05 Dave Goodacre, #79 Steve DeLeeuw, #76 Shawn Taylor (NF)
Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison, #14 Mike Gilmour, #01 Trevor Monaghan, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (NF)
Thunder Car Feature #2 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Brad Collison, #01 Trevor Monaghan, #12 Justin Collison, #14 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (NF)
Pro 4 Modified Heat : #15 Dan Nanticoke, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Mark Millard, #93 Dan Petit, #23 Linc Erison (NF), #68 Aaron Turkey (NF)
Pro 4 Modified Feature : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Mark Millard, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #23 Linc Erison, #68 Aaron Turkey (NS)
Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #33 Brian Stevanus, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #38 Kyle Batty, #16 Rick Seeley, #83 Tim Matty, #14 Tim Shanahan, #8 Peter Hattin, #51 Shawn Stones
Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #88 Tim Noris, #02 Dennis Thomson, #3 Dale Wislon, #18 Patrick Freel, #91 Mike Westwood, #37 Larry Majuery, #85 Malcolm McMaster (NS)
Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #3 : #51 Shawn Stones, #8 Peter Hattin, #83 Tim Batty, #38 Kyle Batty, #16 Rick Seely, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #33 Brian Stevanus, #14 Tim Shanahan
Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #4 : #88 Tim Norris, #02 Dennis Thomson, #18 Patrick Freel, #91 Mie Westwood, #3 Dale Wilson, #37 Larry Majeury, #85 Malcolm McMaster
Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #88 Tim Norris, #02 Dennis Thomson, #3 Dale Wilson, #91 Mike Westwood, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #18 Patrick Freel, #83 Tim Batty, #8 Peter Hattin, #33 Brian Stevanus, #16 Rick Seely, #38 Kyle Batty, #14 Tim Shanahan, #51 Shawn Stones (NF), #37 Larry Majeury (NF), #85 Malcolm McMaster (NF)
Can Am Midgets Heat #1 : #50 Adrian Stahle, #94 Ryan Fraser, #40 Mack Deman, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #64 Dave Hickson, #3 Todd Creswell, #6 Craig Pitchell, #24 James Marche
Can Am Midgets Heat #2 : #48 Darren McLennan,#63 Barry Dunn, #2 Steve Murdoch, #43 Darren Dryden, #74 Rob Neely, #62 Brian Pescetti, #84 Tyler Turnbull (NS)
Can Am Midget B Feature : #3 Todd Cresswell, #74 Rob Neely, #64 Dave Hickson, #43 Darren Dryden, #62 Brian Pescetti, #24 James Marche, #6 Craig Pitchell, #84 Tyler Turnbull (NF)
Can Am Midget A Feature : #50 Adrian Stahle, #94 Ryan Fraser, #48 Darren McLennan, #49 Lucas Smith (DQ), #91 Brandon Zavarella, #40 Mack Deman, #74 Rob Neely, #63 Barry Dunn, #2 Steve Murdoch, #24 James Marche, #64 Dave Hickson, #43 Darren Dryden, #6 Craig Pitchell, #62 Bran Pescetti, #3 Todd Creswell

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Brennan Didero Wins Back To Back Lucas Oil Sportsman Features At Flamboro Speedway

Brennan Didero Wins Back To Back Lucas Oil Sportsman Features At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – The final one hundred lap race at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway in 2015 turned out to be one crazy affair here Saturday night. The Lucas Oil Sportsman series put on another great show, the second one in two weeks and a familiar face once again put himself in victory lane.
Time trials got under way at 530pm. Fourteen cars were ready to try and break the LOSC track record of 15.369 put down by Shawn McGlynn a couple years back. But the hot and humid weather would likely prevent that record from falling. And indeed when all was said and done the record wasn’t in much trouble as the fast time on the night went once again to McGlynn, this time however about a full second off the record time. Fast time on the night was 16.348.
Feature racing got underway at 630pm with the first of two Pure Stock main events. Peter Becker and Wayde Thorne were on the pole and Becker as usual got off to a quick start and took the lead off the first lap. A caution on lap 5 as Caroline Kelly’s car came to a stop close to the wall in turn four. Ten laps in the 17 of Blair Mayhew and 10 of Lofton Schutts got involved heading into turn three. Mayhew who was debuting a new car on the night after a hard hit to the other car last time out, took a hard hit backwards and up onto the wall. The rear bumper came off and the force of the crash affected the transmission and the car would not go in reverse. He went to the pits for repairs and was able to return before the end of the race. He was pretty sore after the race. Up front Peter Becker continued to lead but he was challenged through out by Josh Shantz, making a rare appearance back in the Pure Stock, over from the dirt at Ohsweken. As the checkers flew it was Becker followed by Shantz and Michael Kenny.
Chad Ditner and Dave Goodacre led the Mini Stocks to green in their first feature of the night. Early on a flat on the 92 of A.J. Miller on lap three brought the first caution. Clark Hartman who had been running very well of late started third and took the lead and built it to a ten car lead early on. Chad Ditner and Scott Mast raced hard behind making the real battle for second and third. Shawn Taylor’s car started to slow after running close to the front and a suspected mass airflow switch was the culprit. Hartman continued to battle is way through lapped traffic and as the race came to an end it was Hartman followed by Ditner and Mast.
Seven Thunder Cars took green in their first feature of the night. Justin Collison, still showing he’s coming along strong in his rookie season led the first six laps. But right their on his back bumper was the Ice Man, dad Brad Collison in the 89. My first thought was maybe dad would block for son to get him that first checkered flag but in true Collison fashion, he raced hard and wasn’t about to hand over the victory that easy. Brad got by Justin and managed to build up a half track lead when the checkered flag fell on this race.
The Pro 4 Modifieds had two ten lap heat races to wrap up round one of qualifying. Dan Petit and Linc Ersion led the field to green. Early on you could have thrown a blanket over the first four cars as Petit, Josh Lassaline, Dan Nanticoke and Erison battled hard. Coming out of four on lap six, Lassaline took the lead followed closely by Nanticoke. The two battled hard the last couple of laps and Lassaline held off a hard charge by Nanticoke for the victory.
Race two saw a couple of drivers familiar with the track but not recently. Ryan Hunsinger was in the 8 for Craig Shaver and the 36 of Gary Elliott was out with his Modified. Gear box problems gave the veteran Elliott fits all night however. Hunsinger got out to a big lead early and his only real challenge came from Tom Houghton in the 33. A few more laps Houghton, a stand out at Full Throttle Motor Speedway, may have made it close but at the checkers it was Hunsinger leading flag to flag for the victory.
Round two of features saw Roger Lessard and Lofton Schutts lead 20 Pure Stocks to green. The field of cars steadily increases every week and with that many cars, racing can get pretty wild. Three wide and three deep off the start. Andy Wheller was off like a shot followed by Shantz. Four wide action on lap three as the craziness continued. As the lead cars headed out of four and down the straight away on lap 13, the 59 of Peter Becker and 70 of Josh Shantz were beating and banging on each other and neither would give an inch. Both cars were headed for the infield with Becker going around and had to head to the pits with a flat. A couple more cautions as the cars continued to battle hard and fast for position. Shantz and Wheller were hard at it battling door to door and bumper to bumper. It appeared that Shantz was better in the corners while the veteran Wheller had it on the straights. As the cars came down to take the checkered flag Wheller held off Shantz for the win.
The second Mini Stock feature saw Shawn Taylor and Hudson Nagy up front. Taylor was hoping they had figured out the gremlins in that car after the first race. The car was great off the start and shot out to the lead but the 71 of Russ Aicken and 03 of Jake Gilbert got tangled down the back stretch and brought out the caution. On the restart the story was different as the 76 slowed up once again and eventually retired to the pits. Nagy was the new leader followed by Scott Mast, Clark Hartman and Chad Ditner. Mast made a couple attempts to take the lead and almost took it from Nagy. A couple laps later Mast slowed heading into turn three with a flat tire, went high and the field went past as he made his way to the pits. Nagy continued to lead and now had the crafty veteran Clark Hartman on his tail. Hartman made numerous attempts to pass Nagy but fell short. On lap 13 down the front stretch Hartman once again almost had him but to no avail. Three laps later heading into turn three, the scatter shield came off Nagy’s car and he cut a tire as he ran over it allowing Harman to get by and take the lead. Ditner and Aicken were close behind. Hartman held off the field and made a clean sweep in Mini Stock feature wins on the night.
The Thunder Cars were next and Jeff Bean and Shawn Arnott were up front. The 7 of Bobby Mercer retired to the pits on lap four with transmission problems he had been experiencing all night. With just five cars left to battle you might think it would be a ho hum race but Collison and Arnott made it anything but. The two battled back and forth making contact, banging bumpers and plenty of great side by side action. Collison got by Arnott on lap 7 going down the back stretch and held off the hard charger out of New Hamburg and Collison too made it a clean sweep on the night.
The final feature race before the 100 lap man event was for the Pro 4 Modifieds. Thirteen cars took the green, this time led by Dan Petit and Mark Lucas. Gary Elliott still experiencing those gear box issues retired to the pits on lap one. Thee wide action on lap five showed these guys meant business, Dan Nanticoke was running real well and shot out to the lead early. As the race approached half way, Nantiokce had a half track lead. A caution on lap 10 as the 8 of Hunsinger spun down the back chute, sliding back up into traffic narrowly averting a crash. That tightened the field and Nanticoke lined up along side Tom Houghton. But a good restart by Nanticoke kept him out front. The 24 of Josh Lassaline got high out of four a couple laps later and showed some fancy driving to hold onto to third place and as the cars took the checkers it was Nanticoke followed by Houghton and Lassaline.
Prior to the start of the race, the fast five draw took place for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup drivers to set the starting five for the feature. After qualifying the top five looked like this, Shawn McGlynn, Chad McGlynn, Dave Connelly, Tim Tolton and Alvin McNichol. After the fast five draw where each driver was paired with a youngster from the crowd, the order changed to McNichol with his first pole, Chad McGlynn, Shawn McGlynn, Connelly and Tolton. Chad McGlynn got out to an early lead leading lap one. He continued out front followed closely by brother Shawn and McNichol. By lap 14 they had a half track lead on the next pack of cars and lap traffic was now becoming an issue. The 6 of Jeremy Coulter brought out the first caution on lap 23  with a spin in turn three bringing the pack back to even. This time however the cars kept it close with Chad still in the lead. Brother Shawn was second with McNichol and Brennan Didero in fourth. Didero who won last time out here two weeks ago, showed his experience at this track and why he has picked up the name Mr. Highside. Didero has mastered the outside lane and ran it well once again tonight. Chad led brother Shawn as the race approached half way. Lapped traffic caused Shawn some problems and before he knew it, he was caught on the outside and was quickly shuttled back to fifth spot. At the half way Dave Connelly took over the lead followed by Didero and McNichol. Another spin by Coulter on lap 65 once again tightened the field. Connelly led and Didero was once again battling Shawn McGlynn. Several cautions between laps 70 and 76 slowed the action down. On the restart on lap 77, all hell broke loose and all but three cars were involved in a major wreck. A hurried restart or fluid on the track may have been contributing factors as contact was made with the 81 of Shawn McGlynn sending him spinning out and collecting number of the contending cars including Didero, Connelly, Cathcart, Wood, and McNichol.  McNichol and Cathcart were unable to continue and a promising start for McNichol was all for not. The only cars to make it through were Brennan Didero, Mike Nelson and Kevin Trevellin. However Didero had a flat and had to go pit-side and rejoin the pack at the rear. Chad McGlynn also had to retire for the evening when his rear end seized up. The new leader now was Mike Nelson. Nelson had a horseshoe perhaps as he was lapped several times but regained his position each time with the lucky dog. The restart went off well and Didero and McGlynn made their way to the front. Josh Wood drove into the 8 of Adam Martin sending him spinning bringing out another caution with ten to go. Some hard nosed battles as the leaders jockeyed for position. Didero continued to hold off Shawn McGlynn and the two continued to lap 99 when Bob Merrifield and Mike Nelson spun in one and two but the leaders took the white so that meant the yellow and checkers flew to end the race and the 24 of Brennan Didero won his second straight LOSC race at his home track and continued his points lead in the series.
Flamboro Speedway July 18,2015 Lucas Oil Sportsman CupThat brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, July 25th. Racing gets under way at 7pm as the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets and Ontario Pro Challenge return. They are also joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, 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.
DON’T FORGET, at intermission is Spectator Drags, a.k.a. King of the Hill, bring your car from the parking lot, square off with another fan to battle for the $100 prize. All you need is a helmet and working seat belt. Sign in, in the pit tower prior to racing.
-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 videos and to Mike Kiers for the great photos!Unofficial Results
Pure Stock Feature #1 : #59 Peter Becker, #70 Josh Shantz, #07 Michael Kenny, #90 Andy Wheller, #95 Wayde Thorne, #25 Jason Tolton (-1J), #7 Matt Young, #44 Sam Heibien, #77 Jeff Miller, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #01 Thomas Ward, #42 Leo Labarbera, #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn, #10 Lofton Schutts, #69 Roger Lessard, #31 Keara Gallant, #17 Tyler Mayhew, #61 Jerome Falle (NF), #5 Courney Scott (NF), #79 Caroline Kelly (NF)
Pure Stock Feature #2 : #90 Andy Wheller, #70 Josh Shantz, #07 Michael Kenny, #25 Jason Tolton, #95 Wayde Thorne, #10 Lofton Schutts, #7 Matt Young, #77 Jeff Miller, #69 Roger Lessard, #44 Sam Heibien, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #42 Leo Labarbera, #31 Keara Gallant, #01 Thomas Ward, #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn, #17 Blair Mayhew, #5 Courtney Scott, #59 Peter Becker (NF), #79 Caroline Kelly (NF), #61 Jerome Falle (NF)
Mini Stock Feature #1 : #51 Clark Hartman, #61 Chad Ditner, #75 Scott Mast, #71 Russ Aicken, #03 Jake Gilbert, #36 Hudson Nagy, #76 Shawn Taylor, #5 Stepheny Dean, #32 Gillian Hils, #22 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #92 A.J. Miller (NF), #11 Nolan Quinton (NS)
Mini Stock Feature #2 : #61 Clark Hartman, #61 Chad Ditner, #71 Russ Aicken, #32 Gillian Hils, #03 Jake Gilbert, #42 Rick Robinson, #22 Mark DaSilva, #5 Stepheny Dean, #92 A.J. Miller, #05 Dave Goodacre, #36 Hudson Nagy (NF), #75 Scott Mast (NF) #76 Shawn Taylor (NF), #11 Nolan Quinton (NS)
Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Brad Collison, #12 Justin Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #87 Jeff Bean, #01 Wayne Phillips, #7 Bobby Mercer (NF), #31 Kevin Gallant (NS)
Thunder Car Feature #2 : #89 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, 312 Justin Collison, #87 Jeff Bean, #01 Wayne Phillips, #7 Bobby Mercer (NF), #31 Kevin Gallant (NS)
Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #24 Josh Lassaline, #15 Dan Nantioke, #93 Dan Petit, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #68 Aaron Turkey, #91 Robert Mercer
Pro 4 Modified Heat #2 : #8 Ryan Hunsinger, #33 Tom Houghton, #0 Chris Lebarron, #36 Gary Elliott, #63 Mark Lucas (NF), #24 Josh Lassaline (NS), #2 Dave Hodgkison
Pro 4 Modified Feature : #15 Dan Nanticoke, #33 Tom Houghton, #24 Josh Lassaline, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Ryan Hunsinger, #93 Dan Petit, #68 Aaron Turkey, #0 Chris Lebarron, #91 Robert Mercer, #23 Linc Erison, #2 Dave Hodgkinson, #36 Gary Elliott (NF), #63 Mark Lucas (NS)
LOSC Time Trials (Fast lap) : #81 Shawn McGlynn 16.348, #18 Chad McGlynn 16.364, #82 Dave Connelly 16.553, #3 Tim Tolton 16.650, #77 Alvin McNichol 16.656, #14 Brandt Graham 16.671, #66 Josh Wood 16,730, #48 Doug Cathcart 16.751, #24 Brennan Didero 16.888, #45 Kevin Trevellin 16.902, #85 Mike Nelson 16.959, #8 Adam Martin 17.366, #43 Bob Merrifield 17.495, #6 Jeremy Coulter no time
LOSC 100 lap Feature : #24 Brennan Didero, #81 Shawn McGlynn, #66 Josh Wood, #8 Adam Martin, #82 Dave Connelly, #85 Mike Nelson, #43 Bob Merrifield, #45 Kevin Trevellin, #77 Alvin McNichol, #6 Jeremy Coulter, #48 Doug Cathcart (NF), #14 Brandt Graham (NF), #18 Chad McGlynn (NF), #3 Tim Tolton (NF), #56 Mark Burbridge (NS)

 

 

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Becker, Marshall And Pearsall Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

Becker, Marshall And Pearsall Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – One of the hottest nights of the summer greeted a large crowd at the half way point of the race season at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds were back along with the Pro Late Models, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks and the Pro 4 Modifieds.
Racing got under way at 7pm with the Pure Stocks up first. Matt Young and Peter Becker were on the pole. Young who rolled his car last week had too much damage to repair so had a new car put together within twenty four hours and was back out tonight. Becker as he does on most nights, got out to a quick start. Young would stay close. Andy Wheller started seventh in the field but like Becker knows how to find the front fast. As the race wore on Becker built a nice lead while Wheller found his way up to second. Young had a good race and finished third.
Next up was the first Mini Stock feature. Stepheny Dean and Clark Hartman started up front for this one. Hartman got out to the lead off the green followed by Gillian Hils and Russ Aicken. The three started to put distance between themselves and the rest of the pack. As the race wore on Aicken began to gain some on Hartman and lapped traffic got the 71 within a few car lengths of the leader but Hartman was able to hold on for the win.
Sixteen Late Models were on hand for the first feature with Jeff Ruddy and Steve Adams led the field to green. Ruddy spun to the infield early on lap one down the back stretch. David Elliott and Brad Corcoran were now up front and they would wage a fierce battle for the entire thirty laps. Corcoran made life difficult for Elliott getting into him a few times just to let him know he had company. But when all was said and done Elliott was able to hold Cocoran of to pick up the win.
The Pro 4 Modifieds had a ten lap heat up next. Brian Nanticoke and Bill Pearsall battled early with Nanticoke leading the first couple of laps. Pearsall got by on lap three and put some distance on the field in picking up the ten lap win.
The Canadian Vintage Modifieds were up next for their two eight lap heat races. Rick Schurr and Rick Jones were on the pole for race one. Schurr got out to a lead early but got high going into four on lap three and that allowed Ben Charbonneau and Jason Keen to slip by. The two waged a nice battle for the rest of the race with Charbonneau coming out victorious. Race number two saw Cassidy March and T.J. Marshall on the pole. Point leader Steve Trendell made his way to Marshall’s back bumper and stayed there but was unable to get by and the win went to Marshall.
Intermission saw a great exhibition put on by the W.R.K.C. (Waterloo Regional Kart Club), with many of the karts on hand. Gary Colling introduced each driver and they raced a great race to impress the fans. Awesome show!
The Pure Stocks led off round two with Blair Mayhew and Sam Heibein out front. Mayhew retired to the pits with engine trouble. Peter Becker and Michael Kenny were racing each other hard. On lap seven, Dave Larkin and Matt Young got involved in turn four bringing out the caution. Young’s luck has been bad the past few weeks. Becker continued to lead and Andy Wheller bot by Kenny to take over second. At the finish it was Becker followed by Wheller and Kenny.
Jake Gilbert and Chad Ditner were on the pole for the second Mini Stock feature. The cars went three wide in turn 3-4 on lap one. On lap five, the 76 of Shawn Taylor was pushed ahead by the 75 of Scott Mast and he took the lead from Gilbert. More three wide action as the racing got exciting. Taylor took off and raced out front the rest of the way to pick up the first feature win of his Mini Stock career after winning the championship in the Pure Stocks last year.
Steve Adams and Kevin Albers led the Late Models to green in their second 30 lap feature event. Jeff Ruddy started third in the field and got out to the lead. He was racing a nice race but contact with Rick Burbridge on lap seven in turn two sent him spinning to the infield. On lap 21, Shawn Chenoweth got by the leader Brad Corcoran to take over the lead. David Elliott was battling for a top three spot but on lap 28 he spun to the infield bringing out the caution. On the restart Chenoweth got  good start but in an instant Corcoran got by and took the lead and held off Chenoweth to pick up the win.
Dan Nanticoke and Bill Pearsall led the Pro 4 Mods to green in their 15 lap feature. Pearsall got out to a good lead  and began to run away. As the laps ticked down however, Nanticoke made a race of it and caught Pearsall but just couldn’t get by giving the win to the 38 of Pearsall.
The last race of the night was for the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Rick Schurr and Cassidy March were on the point. March led lap one but T.J. Marshall, who started fourth, got by and took the lead. Points leader Steve Trendell was second but last year’s champ Jason Keen got passed and moved into second. Nobody had enough to get by Marshall however and as the checkers flew it was Marshall with his first win of the season followed by Keen and Trendell.
That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, July 18th. Racing gets under way at 630pm as the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series returns for a 100 lap feature event. The Grisdale Late Models are on hand and are also joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Pure Stocks and the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm, Time Trials at 530pm and green flag flies at 630pm.
-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 videos and to Derek Smith for the great photos!
Unofficial Results
Pure Stock Feature #1 : #59 Peter Becker, #90 Andy Wheller, #7 Matt Young, #95 Wayde Thorne, #1 Dave Larkin, #07 Michael Kenny, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #44 Sam Heibien, #17 Blair Mayhew, #42 Leo Labarbera, #14 Eljah Hawrylyshyn, #77 Kevin Jackman, #79 Caroline Kelly, #5 Courtney Scott (NF)
Pure Stock Feature #2 : #59 Peter Becker, #90 Andy Wheller, #07 Michael Kenny, #44 Sam Heibien, #95 Wayde Thorne, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #79 Caroline Kelly, #42 Leo Labarbera, #77 Kevin Jackman, #14 Eljah Hawrylyshyn, #1 Dave Larkin (NF), #7 Matt Young (NF), #5 Courtney Scott (NF), #17 Blair Mayhew (NF)
Mini Stock Feature #1 : #51 Clark Hartman, #71 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #32 Gillian Hils, #75 Scott Mast (DQ), #76 Shawn Taylor, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #05 Dave Goodacre, #5 Stepheny Dean, #92 A.J. Miller, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #22 Mark DaSilva
Mini Stock Feature #2 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #75 Scott Mast (DQ), #71 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #51 Clark Hartman, #03 Jake Gilbert, #32 Gillian Hils, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #92 A.J. Miller, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #22 Mark DaSilva (NF)
Late Model Feature #1 : #37 David Elliott, #05 Brad Corcoran, #83 Dale Shaw, #15 Matt Lockwood, #2 Rick Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #17 Nick Roth, #52 Steve March, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #27 Kevin Albers, #41 Steve Adams, #75 Jim Sweers, #11 Dave Osborne, #74 Al Bowman, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #46 Mark Klotz
Late Model Feature #2 : #05 Brad Corcoran, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #15 Matt Lockwood, #37 David Elliott, #27 Kevin Albers, #52 Steve March, #11 Dave Osborne, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #46 Mark Klotz (NF), #17 Nick Roth, #41 Steve Adams (NF), #74 Al Bowman (NF), #75 Jim Sweers (NF)
Pro 4 Modified Heat : #38 Bill Pearsall, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #24 Josh Lassaline, #8 Craig Shaver, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #91 Robert Mercer, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Aaron Turkey, #63 Mark Lucas, #0 Chris Lebarron (DQ)
Pro 4 Modified Feature : #38 Bill Pearsall, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #24 Josh Lasaline, #8 Craig Shaver, #91 Robert Mercer, #63 Mark Lucas, #93 Aaron Turkey, #0 Chris Lebarron
Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #2 Ben Charbonneau, #17 Jason Keen, #92 Brian Atkinson, #99 Rik Jones, #36 Rick Schurr, #38 Dustin Hood
Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #15 T.J. Marshall, #57 Steve Trendell, #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #19 John Karley, #08 Cassidy March, #09 Richard Strange, #00 Jason Bowden (NS)
Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #15 T.J, Marshall, #18 Jason Keen, #57 Steve Trendell, #92 Brian Atkinson, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #08 Cassidy March, #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #38 Dustin Hood, #99 Rick Jones, #36 Rick Schurr, #19 John Karley (NF), #09 Richard Strange (DQ)

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Brennan Didero Wins LOSC Feature At Wild Night Of Racing At Flamboro Speedway

Brennan Didero Wins LOSC Feature At Wild Night Of Racing At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – Just 72 hours after the APC 100 lap feature race for Pro Late Models on Canada Day, the Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway faithful were back with another 100 lap feature event for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series. This race was originally schedule for June 27th but bad weather forced a postponement.
With a big night of racing ahead, time trials for the LOSC got under way at 5pm. Flamboro favorite Shawn Chenoweth in his first start with the LOSC set the fast time with a lap of 16.517. Brennan Didero, also no stranger to the track has the second best time of 16.526. The rest of the top 5 were Jason Meyer, Tim Tolton and Chad McGlynn. It’s not new to see at McGlynn in the fast five here at Flamboro but it’s usually Shawn that sets the top time. He came in with the 9th fastest time on this night at 16.724.
Racing got underway with the first of the Pure Stock features. Andy Wheller was on the pole with rookie Caroline Kelly to his outside. Michael Kenny soon moved up to challenge Wheller early with the veteran leading the first four laps until a caution brought the field back to even for debris in turn one. Another veteran Peter Becker moved up to challenge Wheller and the two battled hard the entire race. On lap 9, the 17 car of Blair Mayhew got high out of four and hit the wall quite hard and without much steering or brakes headed for the infield but managed to escape further damage. Other than some bruised ribs he was ok. The race continued with top 5 cars putting some distance from the rest of the pack. Peter Becker took the lead from Wheller and held on for the win.
In the first Mini Stock feature, Clark Hartman and Chad Ditner were up front. A couple cars retired early to the pits while Clark Hartman led and continued to build on it. Chad Ditner had a great run as well. Gillian Hils and Hudson Nagy battled each other hard but as the checkers flew it was Hartman leading from start to finish for the victory.
Nine Thunder Cars lined up for green led to the start by Justin Collison and Mike Gilmour. Collison showed he indeed the apple did not fall far from the tree as he as showed continual improvement all season. He held the lead for the first 14 laps while the veteran Mark Burbridge closed the gap. On lap 15 entering turn 3, Brubridge caught the rookie of Collison and took the lead. Father Brad Collison in the 13 was on a mission. From my seat it looked like he was doing whatever he could to get to the front to maybe help his son pick up his first checkered flag. Collison was on the bumper of the 12 but on the final lap the 76 of Shawn Arnott got involved with the 13 car and he spun. As the cars crossed the line it was Mark Burbridge picking up the win.

The Late Models took to the track and Jeff Ruddy and Dave Osborne were on the pole. The race ran well for the first ten laps until the 27 of Kevin Albers spun in 3-4. David Elliott took the lead on the restart followed by Brad Corcoran and that’s where he stayed, glued to Elliott’s bumper. They battled tooth and nail for the entire race until lap 24 when Corocoran did a bump and run out of 4 and disrupted Elliott enough to get by, take the lead and take the checkered flag.

The Pro 4 Modifeds were up for their 10 lap heat race. Bill Pearsall made it look easy leading from start to finish with a big lead on the field. The second Pro 4 race was warmup for the Pro 4 Modified Memorial Night race. The 33 of Cliff Hodkinson built a big lead over the rest of the field and although Dave Hodgkinson made up some ground he couldn’t catch Cliff and picked up the win.
The second Pure Stock feature sa Roger Lessard and Caroline Kelly up front. Kelly showing some promise in her young career led the first two laps. On the original start it was called by the start that Lofton Schutts, Andy Wheller and Sam Heibien all jumped the green. That would play a factor at the end. Early on the veterans were at it again. Becker and Wheller sparred and Wheller got the worst of it and had a left front flat tire. This normally would be disaster but he was saved when the 0 of Thomas Wood and 7 of Matt Young got involved on the same lap heading into turn three. Young took the wild ride, spun hit the wall hard backwards and went up and over onto his roof. A shame as it was a new car for the night. Young was a little sore but otherwise faired pretty well considering the very hard backwards hit into the wall then over on his roof. The 10 of Schutts continued to lead while the 07 of Michael Kenny, who started 11th in the field was now up to second by lap 9. Schutts however held off Kenny and was docked one spot for jumping so the win went to Michael Kenny.
The second Mini Stock feature saw Rick Robinson and Rich Schwartzenberg out front. Some great three wide racing early in turns 3-4 made for some excitement. Russ Aicken was back from being under the weather earlier in the week and showed no effects as he took the lead on lap 5. Aicken battled Gillian Hils and the two broke away. Soon Clark Hartman was on Hils bumper and he got passed on lap 19. When the checkers flew it was Russ Aicken picking up the victory followed by Hartman and Hils.
Thunder Cars hit the track for their second feature of the night. Jeff Bean and Bobby Mercer led the field to green and Bean led early. Mike Gilmour took the lead three laps in. On lap seven he got high and up on the wall came down and got into the 31 of “The Flying Farmer” Kevin Gallant. On the same lap in turn 3-4 Justin Collison lost a wheel bringing out the caution. A few laps later another caution as Shawn Arnott cut a tire and slowed in turn four. Gilmour, a part time runner this season, led 7 laps but by lap 10 some handling issues allowed Mark Burbridge to get by and go on and make it two for two on the night taking both checkers.
Mike Klotz and Kevin Albers led the Grisdale Late Models to green in their final feature of the night. Albers led early but Nick Roth made it by on lap five. David Elliott, Dale Shaw and Brad Corcoran followed Roth and the foursome raced nose to tail for several laps. Corcoran was on Roth’s bumper and thought several times about trying to take Roth on the inside but just couldn’t make it work. Shaw and Elliott were waging their own battle and got loose on several occasions. As the checkers flew, Roth was able to hold off the charge and picked up the feature win.
The final race before the LOSC 100 lapper was the Pro 4 Modified Memorial Night. Several guest cars were on hand from Full Throttle Speedway for the event. it was so awesome to see them all back together again at Flamboro. Robert Mercer and Aaron Turkey led the field of 15 to green. Two laps in coming down the front stretch, the 8 of Craig Shaver and 68 of Aaron Turkey got into it coming down the front stretch and the 68 car of Turkey went up and over onto his side as they came to rest short of the start finish line. Both drivers were ok and both cars received very heavy damage. The race went well from then on, Brian Nanticoke led most of the way, holding off a charge from Robert Mercer. Brian was one happy racer doing some donuts in the infield. All I could hear Frank Casale say is Oh no not the grass! Bev Whitby and Sylvia Gerono were at the start finish line to present Brain with the trophy. All the racers were in on the picture and all line up on the front stretch to salute all those who race with the club over the years at Flamboro and elsewhere.
The final race of the night was the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup race presented by Race Time Radio. Joe Chisholm and Gerry Paxton were on hand to call the race live. After suffering four rain outs to start the 2015 season, the LOSC finally got back on the track for the second time for the MS Society 100. Prior to the race, the Fast Five draw was held as it is before each race. The top five drivers in qualifying are matched with a young fan. They pick one of them, remove their Lucas Oil hat to reveal a number, the number of the position they will take to start. The order did change significantly. After qualifying it was Chenoweth, Didero, Meyer, Tolton and Chad McGlynn. After the draw it was Tolton, McGlynn, Meyer, Diedero and Chenoweth.
The green flag flew and Tim Tolton and Chad McGlynn dueled for a number of laps and it seemed we could go green the entire way. Jason Meyer was battling with Chenoweth for third while Didero, Wood, and Cathcart followed. The first caution didn’t come until lap 54 when Chenoweth slowed in turn four with a flat tire. A couple laps later a mix up in turn three and contact between Chad McGlynn and Jason Meyer sent Meyer into the wall. Another red flag as some flames were present as the car spun and hit the wall. On the restart, Tolton and Didero were side by side and it was Didero the made the lost of it and took the lead albeit a slim one. With 25 laps to go Chenoweth had found his way through the field and was finally on Didero’s back bumper. A couple of cautions tightened the field and made it interesting but Didero was able to fend off the attack. Chenoweth was getting through the corners better than Didero but Didero was faster down the straight away an was able to hold off a late race charge through lapped traffic to pick up the win. The series will return to Flamboro Speedway in two weeks for their last race at the track for 2015. As always, the action will also be available live on Race Time Radio.
That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, July 11th. Racing gets under way at 7pm as the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds return. The Grisdale Late Models are on hand and are also joined by the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Pure Stocks and the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds. 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 Ingrid Hartman for the videos and to Derek Smith and Mike Kiers for the great photos!

Unofficial Results
Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials (fast lap) :#89 Shawn Chenoweth (16.517), #24 Brennan Didero (16.526), #93 Jason Meyer (16.532), #3 Tim Tolton (16.553), #18 Chad McGlynn (16.571), #66 Josh Wood (16.633), #48 Doug Cathcart (16.691), #6 Jeremy Coulter (16.706), #81 Shawn McGlynn (16.724), #14 Brandt Graham (16.768), #77 Alvin McNicol (16.770), #82 Dave Connelly (16.876), #45 Kevin Trevellin (16.977), #43 Bob Merrifield (17.137), #8 Adam Martin (17.240), #86 Mike Nelson (17.260), #12 Mark Patrick (17.315)
Pure Stock Feature #1 : #59 Peter Becker, #90 Andy Wheller, #07 Michael Kenny, #77 Jeff Miller, #44 Sam Heibien (-1J), #10 Lofton Schutts, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #0 Thomas Wood, #7 Matt Young, #48 Steve DeLeeuw, #42 Leo Labarbera, #79 Caroline Kelly, #69 Roger Lessard, #61 Paul Ditner, 314 Elijah Hawrylyshyn, #17 Blair Mayhew (NF)
Pure Stock Feature #2 : #07 Michael Kenny, #10 Lofton Schutts (-1J), #59 Peter Becker, #77 Jeff Miller, #44 Sam Heibien (-1J), #90 Andy Wheller (-1J), #79 Caroline Kelly, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #42 Leo Labarbera, #48 Steve DeLeeuw, #69 Roger Lessard, #61 Paul Ditner, #7 Matt Young (NF), #0 Thomas Wood (NF), #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn (NF), #17 Blair Mayhew (NS)
Mini Stock Feature #1 : #51 Clark Hartman, #61 Chad Ditner, #36 Hudson Nagy, #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #03 Jake Gilbert, #71 Russ Aicken, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #42 Rik Robinson, #22 Mark DaSilva, #5 Stepheny Dean, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #05 Dave Goodacre, #69 Rob Twitchett (NF), #92 A.J. Miller (NF)
Mini Stock Feature #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #51 Clark Hartman, #32 Gillian Hils, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #76 Shawn Taylor, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #22 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #5 Stepheny Dean, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #05 Dave Goodacre, #69 Rob Twitchett (NF), #92 A.J. Miller (NF)
Thunder Car Featue #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #12 Justin Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #14 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #87 Jeff Bean, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott (BF), #74 Kelsey Lamont
Thunder Car Feature #2 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #14 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #76 Shawn Arnott, #87 Jeff Bean, #74 Kelsey Lamont, #12 Justin Collison (NF)
Late Model Feature #1 : #05 Brad Corcoran, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #27 Kevin Albers, #46 Mark Klotz, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #41 Steve Adams (NF), #11 Dave Osborne (NF)
Late Model Feature #2: #17 Nick Roth, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #05 Brad Corcoran, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #27 Kevin Albers, #46 Mark Klotz, #41 Steve Adams, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #11 Dave Osborne (NF)
Pro 4 Modified Heat : #38 Bill Pearsall, #24 Josh Lassaline, #8 Craig Shaver, #91 Robert Mercer, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit, #63 Mark Lucas, #68 Aaron Turkey (NF)
Pro 4 Modified Memorial Night Feature : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #91 Robert Mercer, #24 Josh Lassaline, #38 Bill Pearsall, #63 Mark Lucas, #93 Dan Petit, #0 Jim Houghton, #33 Cliff Hodgkinson, #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #23 Linc Erison, #46 Lisa Hodgkinson, #10 Chris Lebaron, #68 Aaron Turkey (NF), #8 Craig Shaver (NF), #3 Tim Tolton (NS)
Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Feature : #24 Brennan Didero, #89 Shawn Chenowth, #3 Tim Tolton, #81 Shawn McGlynn, #82 Dave Connelly, #66 Josh Wood, #77 Alvin McNicol, #14 Brandt Graham, #18 Chad McGlynn, #45 Kevin Trevellin, #43 Bob Merrifield, #85 Mike Nelson (NF), #12 Mark Patrick, #48 Doug Cathcart (NF), #93 Jason Meyer (NF), #6 Jeremy Coulter (NF), #8 Adam Martin (NF)

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Shawn Chenoweth Dominates In Canada Day APC Feature Event At Flamboro Speedway

Shawn Chenoweth Dominates In Canada Day APC Feature Event At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – The date many had circled on their calendar was finally here. Canada Day typically has been a highlight on the schedule at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway and this year wouldn’t be any different. The APC Pro Late Model series was back for their second race at Flamboro this year and the fourth in the series thus far. After an eventful race June 26th at Delaware Speedway, many of the top running cars were questionable for the event but all had hard working crews repair their cars and were back out for the big race.
Time Trials for the APC 100 were up first. Twenty Seven cars would hit the track for two laps each to set the field. Shaun McWhirter set the fast time of 15.633 and hat would hold for a short time until the Meineke 23 car of Shawn McGlynn would set a new fast time at 15.344 much to the delight of many in attendance. The time held until Mike Bentley would set the new fast time with a 15.293. Five cars later Mark Watson turned a lap of 15.198. The 27th car to qualify was the 9 of Brandon Watson and he would save the best for last with a high water mark of 15.180 to set the field.
APC Time Trials (Fast lap time) : #9 Brandon Watson 15.180, #3 Mark Watson 15.198, #51 Mike Bentley 15.293, #23 Shawn McGlynn 15.334, #89 Shawn Chenoweth 15.338, #721 Dan McHattie 15.345, #17 Joshua Stade 15.352, #82 Dale Shaw 15.359, #22 Jamie Cox 15.381, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg 15.425, #44 Steve Laking 15.440, #81 Andrew Gressel 15.512, #22M Chris Mitchell 15.549, #8 Jason Parker 15.561, #48 Dwayne Baker 15.567, #97 Trevor Collver 15.568, #31 Shaun McWhirter 15.633, #27 Matt Box 15.645, #99 Linc Brown 15.736, #10 Tom Gibbons 15.738, #54 Kevin Allen 15.379, #2 Rick Burbridge 15.824, #21 Matt Pritiko 15.858, #15 Matt Lockwood 15.869, #26 Terry Baker 15.980, #29 Steve Cashmore 16.010, #49 Jason Wood 16.200
Racing got underway the Mini Stocks and Thunder Cars who were both running twin 25 lap features invitational style with 19 Mini’s and 16 Thunder Cars signed in. Nice to see some old faces return including Samantha Shaw, Billy Zardo III and younger brother Lane Zardo among others. Several drivers from other tracks also made the trip. The first Mini Stock feature saw Samantha Shaw line beside Rich Schwartzenburg. Schwartzenburg led early on but Shaw showed she didn’t forget how to get around the one third mile oval and soon took the lead. Shaw and Schwartzenburg led early but one of the visiting drivers from Sunset Speedway, Danny Benedict got by and moved into second followed by Clark Hartman and Nick Roth in Russ Aicken’s 71 car. Shaw had a bit of a push and was high in the corners. Shaw and Benedict battled for the lead exchanging the lead on a couple of occasions. Benedict finally got by and Shaw and the 81 car give Benedict a shot in the bumper. Roth moved up and was battling with Hartman and Shawn Taylor. Shaw had a flat and retired to the pits just past the half way mark. Benedict was racing Flamboro for the first time and built up a half track lead. The other Schwartzenberg, Billy, who was doing double duty came out of no where and Benedict and Schwartzenberg were on rails as the two battled. As the cars made their way through lapped traffic the feature winner was the 54 of Danny Benedict followed by Billy Schwartzenberg and Clark Hartman.
Mini Stock Feature #1 : #54 Danny Benedict,#86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #51 Clark Hartman, #76 Shawn Taylor, #36 Hudson Nagy, #50 Chad Corcoran, #71 Nick Roth, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #03 Jake Gilbert, #32 Gillian Hils, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #22 Mark DaSilva, #5 Stepheny Dean, #92 A.J. Miller, #05 Dave Goodacre, #79 Kyle Istead, #43 Brian Watson, #73 Jordan Morris (NF), #81 Samantha Shaw (NF)
The Thunder Cars were up for their first feature of the night with Ken Grubb on the pole along side Shawn Chenoweth. Chenoweth was quickly on the loud pedal and shot out to the lead followed by Grubb, Mark Burbridge, Billy Zardo and Lane Zardo. Brad Collison had the 13 car out for the first time this year making three London Recreational cars in the race. Grubb was still sitting second and Burbridge was glued to his bumper while Chenoweth continued to build a bigger lead. Half way through Mark Burbridge and Kevin Gallant retired to the pits. Zardo got to the inside of Burbridge were battling and Zardo would get by as the two rubbed and bumped and Lane followed Billy sending Burbridge back to fourth. Further back Brad Collison and Kenny McNicol Jr. were battling hard and were never far behind Burbridge. Chenoweth caught up to the back of the pack with a few laps remaining and Justin Collison raced his team mate hard. As the checkered flag flew it was Chenoweth picking up another checkered flag followed by Grubb and Lane Zardo.
Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #36 Ken Grubb, #46 Lane Zardo, #21 Billy Zardo III, #01 Brandon McConnell, #13 Brad Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer, #76 Shawn Arnott, #77 Kenny McNichol Jr., #12 Justin Collison, #08 Derek Martin, #39 Austin Penney, #02 Mark Burbridge (NF), #31 Kevin Gallant (NF), #25 Tyler Liscum (NS)
The second Mini Stock feature got under way after intermission with Jake Gilbert and Rich Schwartzenburg on the pole. Close side by side action as Gilbert and Schwartzenberg battled early trading the lead back and forth. Gilbert took the lead followed by Roth. Shawn Taylor tried to get by Schwartzenberg but Taylor was clipped by the 72 and his bumper was hanging. Taylor was black flagged and headed to the pits. Roth took the lead and was battling hard to hold off the Schwartzenberg’s. Billy was right on Roth’s bumper who had lots of power down the straight but Schwartzenberg had it in the corners. Great clean side by side action was “epic” as announcer Rob Howden called it. The cars got into lapped traffic but that wasn’t an issue. Schwartzenberg took the lead with about 5 laps to go heading into turn one as Roth bobbled and the 86 took advantage. At the finish it was Billy Schwartzenberg followed by Nick Roth and Hudson Nagy.
Mini Stock Feature #2 : #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #71 Nick Roth, #36 Hudson Nagy, #54 Danny Benedict, #81 Samantha Shaw, #03 Jake Gilbert, #51 Clark Hartman, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #92 A.J. Miller, #22 Mark DaSilva, #5 Stephney Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #73 Jordan Morris, #76 Shawn Taylor, #38 Rodney Rutherford (NF), #50 Chad Corcoran (NF), #79 Kyle Istead (NF), #43 Brian Watson (NF), #32 Gillian Hils (NF)
The last race before the main event was the second Thunder Car heat. Shawn Arnott was side by side with Bobby Mercer. Arnott and Mercer took off as the cars settled in. Brad Collison got by Mercer and took over second, with the Zardo’s and Shawn Chenoweth close behind. Lane Zardo battled Collison hard and did his best to hold off the Iceman. Coming out of four two drivers got together and locked left and right fronts and came sliding across the front stretch and into victory lane. The cars were off the track far enough for it to stay green. Chenoweth took over second and as the cars took the checkers it was Arnott followed by Chenoweth and Lane Zardo.
Thunder Car Feature #2 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #46 Lane Zardo, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #21 Billy Zardo III, #01 Brandon McConnell, #77 Kenny McNichol Jr., #25 Tyler Liscum, #12 Justin Collison, #08 Derek Martin, #39 Austin Penney, #7 Bobby Mercer (NF), #36 Ken Grubb (NF), #31 Kevin Gallant (NF)
After an extended intermission and autograph session, the drivers were ready and Spencer Lewis announced each driver to the crowd. That familiar call of Gentleman Start Your Engines rang out and the sound of 27 roaring Pro Late Models took over. It was Round 4 of the series presented by Grisdale Racing Products. The cars would take green and the 3 of Mark Watson would lead lap one. The first caution came on lap 6 when Matt Lockwood spun on the front stretch. Matt Pritiko’s day would start bad as he had some significant front end damage as well as he got into the 15. One lap later Jamie Cox had a tire go down heading into turns one and two with a mad scramble of cars to get safely around. The 71 of Dan McHattie took the lead. Another caution on lap 12 as Matt Lockwood’s day would be over as he hit the wall coming out of two. On the restart, the 51 of Mike Bentley got into the back of Mark Watson sending him hard into the turn one wall bringing out yet another caution. Bentley was shown the black flag as an involved car and would head to the rear of the field for the restart. On the next restart it was Dan McHattie and Brandon Watson out front and they made a lot of contact coming out of four to take the green. On lap 13, a major crash bringing out the red flag as several cars hit hard into the turn three wall. Pritiko’s car sustained major damage and his day was done. Once again the same story on the restart, Watson and McHattie banging and crashing with Watson taking the lead. Cautions would breed cautions as Terry Baker spun in turn two on lap 16. The restart was called back as Watson got off a little too quick and it almost proved disaster for the 23 of Shawn McGlynn as a car got into the back of him deeper in the field with another mad scramble for cars to avoid a major wreck. Watson continued to lead followed by McHattie, Chenoweth and Dale Shaw. Watson took the lead on lap 18 and was followed closely by Chenoweth. A caution of lap 28 as McGlynn spun Steve Laking and that collected 4 more cars. Finally the cars put a long string of green flag laps together on the restart. Watson and Chenoweth raced nose to tail for many laps and the 89 just couldn’t get passed. But finally Chenoweth made his move and took the lead heading into turns one and two on lap 45. Just past the half way mark Chenoweth continued to pull away. Dan McHattie came out of no where and caught the 89 and was relentless with pressure. Lap 72 saw Josh Stade have a tire go flat and further down the track on the same lap McHattie spun bringing out the caution. On the final restart of the race Chenoweth was on the inside with Dale Shaw on the outside followed by Matt Box. Chenoweth held off Shaw and with a few laps to go he was pulling away. As the checkered flag flew it was Chenoweth followed by Matt Box and Dale Shaw.
APC 100 Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Matt Box, #83 Dale Shaw, #9 Brandon Watson, #8 Jason Parker, #81 Andrew Gressell, #21 Shaun McWhirter, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #2 Rick Burbridge, #54 Kevin Allen, #17 Josh Stade, #26 Terry Baker, #10 Tom Gibbons, #49 Dwayne Baker, #23 Shawn McGlynn, #99 LincBrown, #22M Chris Mitchell, #71 Dan McHattie (NF), #22 Jamie Cox, #44 Steve Laking (NF), #29 Steve Cashmore (NF), #51 Mike Bentley (NF), #97 Trevor Collver (NF), #49 Jason Wood (NF), #21 Matt Pritiko (NF), #15 Matt Lockwood (NF)

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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.
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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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