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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thunder Car Time Trials (Fast Lap)

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

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials (Fast Lap)

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

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challenge July 18th

Time Trials

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

Feature

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

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

Photos by Super Nova Photos

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Shawn Chenoweth Crowned Mid Season Late Model Champ At Flamboro

Shawn Chenoweth Crowned Mid Season Late Model Champ At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer - Saturday night was the mid way point of the race season at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway and so far it’s been a very exciting one. In the Mini Stock division, Mike Holmes (1095) is leading second place driver Russ Aicken (1073). In the Thunder Car division, The “Ice Man” Brad Collison (1049) leads The “Flying Farmer” Kevin Gallant (1046). In the Pure Stock division, Shawn Taylor (867) leads Gillian Hils (858) and in the Pro 4 Modifieds, Craig Shaver (323) is leading Bill Pearsall (300). The final race, the Late Models will come to a climax tonight. Shawn Chenoweth leads Dale Shaw by a mere 3 points, 647-644.

Tonight there was also a second feature on tap for the Pure Stocks. Pure Stocks, Enduro cars built to our rules, Ohsweken Bombers, Delaware Bone Stocks and Four Fun cars were allowed. Pure Stocks will run a heat and feature for points and payout. An Invitational feature ran at end of the night with the winner getting a paid entry for the October 25th $5000 TO WIN Enduro. Courtney Scott, a regular runner in the Mini Stock division, ran her first night in a Pure Stock while Karl Sault, a regular Ohsweken Bomber driver and past Ohsweken track champion was in the lineup. Rodney Rutherford, who has ran Flamboro in the past was also in a Pure Stock.

The night got under way with heat racing. Gillian Hils took the Pure Stock heat, John Verney, a former Pro 4 regular was back for a visit from his new home in B.C. He took the checkered flag in heat one and Bill Pearsall took heat #2. Mini Stock wins went to Darren Dryden, Mike Holmes and two by Hudson Nagy. Thunder Car wins went to Shawn Chenoweth, Kevin Albers, Brad Collison and Kevin Gallant. Late Model heat wins went to Dale Shaw with two and Shawn Chenoweth with two.

A big thanks to John “Crash” Myers, Mark DaSilva and Leggat Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC in Burlington for donating a new girls and boys bike that were given away to a couple of very excited young race fans. The racing makes fans but great giveaways like this sure excites the kids and fans for life!

Feature racing got under way with the first Pure Stock feature. Bill Rutherford and Wayde Thorne were on the poll. Thorne led lap one but Danny Shantz made quick work and took the lead and led all the way for the win.

Mini Stocks were up next. Rick Robinson and Mark Dennis were up front and were surely looking over their shoulders. The top three drivers in point standings have been waging a fierce battle all season and once the green flag dropped they made their way to the front. Dryden started eighth, Aiken was ninth and Holmes tenth. Hudson Nagy has been showing steady improvement all season. After winning both his heats earlier in the evening, the rookie took the lead on lap 2. He held off the field for 9 laps but the veteran Mike Holmes took over the lead. Holmes, Aiken, Blair Wickett and Nagy battled for a dozen laps. It appeared that Holmes would pick up the win but heading for the white flag, a mishap occurred and Aiken took the lead from Holmes and picked up the feature win. (I personally didn’t see it as I work as race scorer so can’t give a detailed account, my apologies) Mark Klotz, who has been really coming on strong of late had some problems during
practice. At first it was thought to be an engine issue. Klotz, who runs Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop is an expert engine builder and the sponsor of the Mini Stock division. Upon further inspection after the race, Klotz said, “Not an engine problem, we found a small washer that came off carb and got sucked in to the engine. No real damage.” Good news, hope to see you back next week Mark!

Thunder Car feature was next with Rob Istead and Shawn Arnott on the pole. Istead led early but after several tries to take the lead, Kevin Albers finally was successful on lap 15, followed closely by Kevin Gallant. A few laps later, Gallant came to a stop in turn one. He went off on the hook and he had a broken tie rod. Kevin Albers also had some trouble and retired to the pits. On the restart, Shawn Chenoweth took the lead and held off Arnott and Collison for the win.

The Pro 4 Modifieds were up and Josh Lassaline and Linc Erison were on the point. Heading into turn two on the third lap, Aaron Turkey went around and took a hard hit bringing out the caution. On the restart, Lassaline got tangled with another car and went around in turn one. The red flag came out as flames were visible but everyone was ok and Lassaline was able to continue. Bill Pearsall took the lead on the restart and went on to pick up the feature win.

The Late Model feature was up and this was the mid season championship as well as the end of the first half points. Shawn Chenoweth led Dale Shaw by 3 points at the start of the night and a champion would be crowned tonight. (The Late Models will then start over at zero again, check website for details) Rick Burbridge and Nick Roth were on the pole. Before long Chenoweth made his way to the front. He held off a hard charging Burbridge and Shaw and when the points were tallied, Chenoweth edged Dale Shaw by 8 points and was crowned the mid season champion.

The last race of the night was the Invitational Pure Stock feature. Rodney Rutherford took over for Bill Rutherford and was on the pole along side Shawn Taylor. Taylor got out to an early lead but on lap six, Danny Shantz once again proved to be too much and took the lead and went 2 for 2 in features winning the invitational to close out the night.

Nice to see some new drivers and some “old” faces returning or in different rides. Pure Stocks: Rodney Rutherford, Courtney Scott, & Karl Sault, Mini Stocks: Blair Mayhew, Thunder Car: Darryn Wright and Late Model: Jeff Ruddy, Todd Campbell, & Gary Elliott.

Also congratulations to London Recreational Racing for a clean sweep in the big three features. Shawn Chenoweth won in the Thunder Cars and Late Models while Russ Aicken won the Mini Stock feature. Wonder when we’ll see some London Rec. sponsored cars in the Pro 4′s and Pure Stocks?!? Mike Schmidt also sponsors, Daniel Bois in the Lucas Oil Can Am Midget series, Andrew Kamrath in the Mini Stocks in Eastern Ontario, Andrew Gresel & Kelly Balson in the Sauble Falls Super Late Model series and Amanda Connolly in the Limited Late Model in Eastern Ontario.

Please make plans to join us next week, July 19th for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series returns with a 100 lap feature. They will also be joined by the Thunder Cars for Round three of six in the APC Delaware/Flamboro Thunder Car challenge. Two 25 lap features will be run. The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds are back as are the Ontario Pro Challenge series as they join the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks.

Pit gates open at 2pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Time Trials will be run at 5pm for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series and the Thunder Car APC challange as well.

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

Photos by SuperNovaPhotos.

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #2 Mark Dennis (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #12 Darren Dryden (DQ), #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #50 Chad Corcoran, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #17 Blair Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #2 Mark Dennis, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes (DNF), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNF), #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden (DQ), #97 Blair Wickett, #50 Chad Corcoran, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #17 Blair Mayhew

Mini Stock Feature : #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden (DQ), #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #13 Mike Holmes, #01 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #2 Mark Dennis, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #17 Blair Mayhew, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF), #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #62 Ashley Holmes (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #32 Gillian Hils, #70 Danny Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #81 Karl Sault, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #26 Courtney Scott, #38 Rodney Rutherford (DNS)

Pure Stock Feature : #70 Danny Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #81 Karl Sault, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #00 Bill Rutherford, #26 Courtney Scott

Pure Stock Invitational Feature : #70 Danny Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #6 Wayde Thorne, #32 Gillian Hils, #81 Karl Sault, #00 Rodney Rutherford, #31 Keara Gallant, #26 Courtney Scott, #38 Bill Rutherford (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #41 Brent Wheller, #62 Darryn Wright, #01 Wayne Phillips

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #27 Kevin Albers, #14 Rob Istead, #76 Shawn Arnott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #13 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #49 Dave Bailey, #41 Brent Wheller, #62 Darryn Wright, #01 Wayne Phillips

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #33 Mike Gilmour, #41 Brent Wheller, #7 Bobby Mercer, #01 Wayne Phillips, #62 Darryn Wright, #27 Kevin Albers (DNF), #14 Rob Istead (DNF), #31 Kevin Gallant (DNF), #5 Linda Stenhouse (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #83 Dale Shaw, #23 Jake Ott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #61 Brent Wheller, #17 Nick Roth

Late Model Heat #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #36 Gary Elliott, #74 Al Bowman, #07 Todd Campbell (DNS)

Late Model Heat #3 : #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #23 Jake Ott, #61 Brent Wheller (DNS)

Late Model Heat #4 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #07 Todd Campbell, #74 Al Bowman, #36 Gary Elliott (DNS)

Late Model Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #83 Dale Shaw, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #17 Nick Roth, #23 Jake Ott (P), #61 Brent Wheller, #36 Gary Elliott, #74 Al Bowman, #07 Todd Campbell (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #8 John Verney, #38 Bill Pearsall, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #68 Aaron Turkey, #91 Robert Mercer, #23 Linc Erison, #24 Josh Lassaline, #93 Dan Petit (DNF), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #2 : #38 Bill Pearsall, #8 John Verney, #68 Aaron Turkey, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #91 Robert Mercer, #24 Josh Lassaline (DNF), #93 Dan Petit (DNS), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Feature :#38 Bill Pearsall, #23 Linc Erison, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Josh Lassaline, #8 John Verney (DNF), #68 Aaron Turkey (DNF), #91 Robert Mercer (DQ)

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Pritiko Wins Exciting Second Straight Grisdale Triple Crown Race

Pritiko Wins Exciting Second Straight Grisdale Triple Crown Race

By Randy Spencer - Round Two of the 12th Annual Grisdale Triple Crown series was the headline event on another great night for racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.

You may remember just three weeks ago, Matt Pritiko had a great battle with Dale Shaw and came out the winner after 75 laps in Round One. Another great battle tonight was expected and the drivers didn’t disappoint the great crowd in attendance.

The Ontario Pro Challenge were on hand for their second race of the season at Flamboro. They were also joined by our other weekly divisions, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars. Double heats for all divisions including the Late Models and two heats for the Pro Challenge would get the evening underway.

Heat wins were as follows, Late Model winners included Robbie Thompson, David Elliott, Shawn Chenoweth and Matt Pritiko. Both Pure Stock qualifiers went to Josh Shantz, Mini Stock heat wins went to Darren Dryden, Mike Holmes and two by Blair Wickett. Thunder Car heat wins went to Shawn Arnott, Brad Collison and two by Shawn Chenoweth. Ontario Pro Challenge wins went to Mike Westwood and Chris McIssac.

After a brief intermission we got into feature racing with the Ontario Pro Challenge up first. Sixteen cars took the green with Chris McIssac and Peter Hattin on the pole for the thirty lap feature. The caution flag flew on lap one as Tim Shanahan spun in turn four. After that it was pretty much a clean race. Peter Hattin led lap one but Chris McIssac took over the lead on the restart and held it until lap ten. Josh Nicholson would take over the lead in turn two on lap 11 and held off Tim Norris and Justin Billington to pick up the feature win and take over the points lead in the Pro Challenge point standings.

Up next, the Late Models lined up on the front straight and were introduced one by one and wished luck by John Casale, Bill Grisdale and Adam Lockwood. David Elliott and Matt Pritiko started on the pole for the 75 lap feature race. On lap one, Rick Burbridge and Nick Roth got involved and Burbridge came away with a flat tire. He was able to make it to the pits and return for the restart. David Elliott would lead early on and on lap 39, Shawn Chenoweth, who had been battling for the lead, spun to the infield heading down the back stretch. He lost a lap as the field past him by and ten laps later Chenoweth had to retire to the pits with a broken shock. Shortly after that, Matt Lockwood got a little to close to Robbie Thompson going into turn three and around he went. Nick Roth and Al Bowman got mixed up as well as they had no where to go. Roth had to be taken off by Ray’s Towing. On the restart, Elliott managed to hold onto the lead but on lap 60 going into turn two, Elliott seemed to get a little high and Pritiko went underneath and took over the lead followed by Dale Shaw. After that, Pritiko held off the pack including Shaw and Elliott to pick up his second straight Grisdale Triple Crown feature win.

The Pure Stock feature was up next with Wayde Thorne and Gillian Hils on the pole for the 15 lap feature. Hils got out to a big lead early and Shawn Taylor closed in and made a race of it but Hils was able to hold off Taylor and Josh Shantz to pick up her second feature win of the year.

Although the Grisdale race was billed as the big show of the night, the Mini Stock feature was also high anticipated with some great action of late and with Mike Holmes, Russ Aicken and Darren Dryden battling for the points lead, the three made it interesting in the heat races with some fierce action. Hudson Nagy and Jake Gilbert were on the pole for the 25 lap main event. Dryden started seventh in the field, Aiken eighth and Holmes at the back of the pack after winning last weeks feature. Before long the three were closing in on the lead and Dryden spun on lap 19 and his chance of winning was done. Through all this however, Blair Wickett quickly and quietly was roaring to the front and after Nagy led the first four laps, Wickett took the lead on lap five and held off the three previously mentioned drivers and picked up an impressive feature win as Aiken and Holmes continued their battle and as they crossed the line Aiken was second and Holmes third. Yet another amazing and exciting feature race for the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks.

The last race of the night was the 25 lap feature for the Thunder Cars. Mike Gilmour and Rob Istead were on the pole. Dave Bailey looked like he might pick up his first Flamboro Speedway Thunder Car feature win but on lap 19, Shawn Chenoweth got by Bailey and cruised to his third feature win of the year and second in as many weeks.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join us next week, July 12th for Mid Season Championship Night, featuring the Grisdale Late Models, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds and the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars.

Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6:30pm.

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 SuperNovaPhotos.

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #97 Blair Wickett, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #12 Darren Dryden, #42 Rick Robinson, #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #2 Mark Dennis

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

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #12 Darren Dryden, #42 Rick Robinson, #2 Mark Dennis, #71 Russ Aicken, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Feature : #97 Blair Wickett, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #0 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #2 Mark Dennis, #62 Ashley Holmes, #42 Rick Robinson, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #12 Darren Dryden (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #70 Josh Shantz, #31 Andy Wheller, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #00 Bill Rutherford, #48 Steve DeLeeuw

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #70 Josh Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #31 Andy Wheller, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #48 Steve DeLeeuw, #7 Matt Young

Pure Stock Feature : #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Josh Shantz, #31 Andy Wheller, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #00 Bill Rutherford, #48 Steve DeLeeuw

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob IStead, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #37 Jeff Bean, #38 Bill Pearsall

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob Istead, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #31 Kevin Gallant, #76 Shawn Arnott, #37 Jeff Bean, #38 Bill Pearsall

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob Istead, #7 Bobby Mercer, #38 Bill Pearsall, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #34 Chris McIssac, #8 Peter Hattin, #16 Rick Seeley, #40 Owen Smith, #14 Tim Shanahan, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #6 Dan Alder, #38 Kyle Batty (DNF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #91 Mike Westwood, #88 Tim Norris, #24 Justin Billington, #02 Dennis Thomson, #66 Josh Nicholson, #18 Patrick Freel, #3 Dale Wilson, #20 Mike Taylor

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #66 Josh Nicholson, #88 Tim Norris, #24 Justin Billington, #02 Dennis Thomson, #18 Patrick Freel, #34 Chris McIssac, #38 Kyle Batty, #91 Mike Westwood, #40 Owen Smith, #3 Dale Wilson, #16 Rick Seeley, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #20 Mike Taylor, #14 Tim Shanahan, #8 Peter Hattin, #6 Dan Alder (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #56 Robbie Thompson, #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #15 Matt Lockwood, #27 Doug Pokupec

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #21 Matt Pritiko, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman (DNF), #17 Nick Roth (DNF), #07 Todd Campbell (DNS)

Late Model Heat #3 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #15 Matt Lockwood (DNF), #56 Robbie Thompson (DNF), #27 Doug Pokupec (DNF

Late Model Heat #4 : #21 Matt Pritiko, #37 David Elliott, #17 Nick Roth, #58 Paul Dudnick, #07 Todd Campbell, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model 75 Lap Feature : #21 Matt Pritiko, #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #56 Robbie Thompson, #27 Doug Pokupec, #15 Matt Lockwood, #07 Todd Campbell, #58 Paul Dudnick, #17 Nick Roth (DNF), #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DNF), #74 Al Bowman (DNF)

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Flamboro Speedway Race Recap From June 28th

Flamboro Speedway Race Recap From June 28th

By Randy Spencer - Two things have been constant in 2014 at Bennett
Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway, good weather and some amazing race action. Mix
some steamy weather and some hotly anticipated racing action and you have a
formula for a great night. And the racers didn’t disappoint.

On the racing card tonight, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini
Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the Ponderosa Nature
Resort Pro 4 Modifieds. Also on hand, the second leg of the Flamboro
Speedway/Delaware Speedway Thunder Car Challenge and the Lucas Oil Sportsman
Cup presented by Meineke with a 100 lap feature race.

The evening started early at 5 pm with time trials for both Thunder Cars
first and then the LOSC. Flamboro’s Shawn Chenoweth was the first car up and
he set the bar high right off the bat with a time of 17.119. It didn’t last
too long as the third car up was Mark Burbridge. His first lap was 17.077
and he bettered that on lap two with a 16.974 to set the top time and was
the only car to break in to the 16 second mark.

As mentioned, some hotly anticipated racing action was on tap tonight. On
June 7th, the Lucas Oil Sportsman series opened their season at Sauble
Speedway. The “Juice Box” Jake Ott set the fast time and a new track record
in time trials with a 15.514. Through the race Ott and Shawn McGlynn battled
hard for every inch and as the race wore on the two came together, sparks
flew and McGlynn limped back to the pits ending his hopes of a win. Ott
however made the most of it capping off a great night with his fourth career
LOSC checkered flag.

On this night, the two were back and ready to pick up where they left off.
McGlynn turned a lap of 16.717 in his first attempt and was on the pole but
with half the field including Ott still to come, every one holding their
breath. Josh Wood, Kevin Allen and Brennan Didero all got close getting into
the 16′s. Ott’s first lap got him close with a 16.817. His second lap put
him on the pole with a 16.693. The “Fast Five” draw shook things up as Ott
drew fifth with Josh Wood and Brennan Didero up front.

We got right into heat racing as time trials came to a close. Gillian Hils
won both Pure Stock heats, Josh Lassaline and Brian Nanticoke picked up wins
in the Pro 4 Modified qualifiers while the Mini Stock heat wins went to Russ
Aicken, Mike Holmes and two by Hudson Nagy.

In the first Thunder Car feature, the top two qualifiers, Mark Burbridge and
Shawn Chenoweth were on the pole. As at Delaware, the home cars dominate at
their home track. Tonight seven of the top ten finishers were Flamboro cars.
Burbridge and Chenoweth battled for 25 laps with Burbridge showing why he
qualified first, holding off the eager Chenoweth for the win. The cars would
be back later in the evening for the second round and a complete inversion
of the lead laps cars from the first feature would certainly make it
interesting.

Matt Young and Andy Wheller were on the pole as the Pure Stocks took green
in their 15 lap feature. Wheller battled it out with Shawn Taylor for the
entire race. Taylor made it exciting on several occasions challenging for
the lead but just couldn’t get by as the two broke away from the rest of the
pack. Gillian Hils, who won both heat races earlier made a race of it
closing in on the leaders as they race continued. At the checkered flag,
Wheller managed to hold off Taylor to pick up his first feature race of the
season.

Mini Stocks were next and they have certainly been making some noise lately.
With some of the finest young talent in the province in this division, it’s
making for a very exciting season of racing. Hudson Nagy, Jake Gilbert,
Darren Dryden and Blair Wickett, just to name a few, are making this one of
the most exciting divisions around. Nagy proved that early on winning both
his heat races. He and Gilbert were on the pole for this feature and they
knew they had their hands full. Some unfortunate luck in the Mini Stock
feature two weeks ago for Russ Aicken as he and Mike Holmes went into that
night tied in points. On the final lap as you may remember, Holmes, Aiken
and a lapped car got tangled on the final lap and Aiken spun to the infield.
As the cars entered the night, Holmes was leading Aiken by 14 points. Both
cars won a heat early on so things pretty much stayed the same going into
the feature. Nagy got off to a fast start and led the first five laps but
Aiken was charging hard for the front and took the lead on lap six, holding
off Holmes as best as he could. The two were tapping away at each other the
whole night. Holmes claimed the lead from Aiken on lap 13 and managed to
hold off Aiken for the rest of the race. Make sure you don’t miss next
week’s feature!

The Pro 4 Modifieds were led to green in their 15 lap feature by Aaron
Turkey and Linc Erison. Turkey has been hot lately winning the past two
weeks on the dirt in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car series at
Ohsweken Speedway. He continued the hot shoe leading flag to flag holding
off a late charge from Bill Pearsall.

The second Thunder Car feature of the night proved to be a very exciting
event. Bruce Wheller and Mike “Happy” Gilmour led the field to green.
Gilmour was cruising along but he slowed going down the front stretch on lap
four and retired to the pits. Bobby Mercer inherited the lead followed
closely by “The Killer Bee” Steve Perry. As the field charged down the front
stretch on lap 8, Perry was just nosing past Mercer but the Oil Pan let go
on the 02 car of Mark Burbridge causing a wild crash into the turn one wall.
Fortunately for Burbridge, and all involved the fire was short lived but his
night was finished along with Kevin Gallant and Mitch Miljanovic who were in
hot pursuit and had no where to go. On the restart, Perry led the field into
turn one-two but got turned and the field stacked up with the result, Jordan
Lawrence getting up on the drivers side of Dave Bailey’s car peeling the
side panel off sending him to the pits for repairs. A few other cars spun
to the infield but for the most part everyone got through the mess. Perry
led the field until the half way mark when Bobby Mercer and Shawn Arnott got
tangled going down the back stretch. The two made a right turn into the wall
and Mercer lost his tight rear wheel as the two came to a rest in a tangled
mess. Both drivers exited their cars, quite hot under the collar but cooler
heads prevailed. On the restart, Perry once again led but was quickly
challenged by former Flamboro Thunder Car champion “Killer”Kevin Albers. The
two battled door to door for several laps but Albers took the inside track
passing Perry in turn four followed closely by Shawn Chenoweth. The two
raced bumper to bumper for several laps until Chenoweth made his moved going
into turn three on the final lap. A little tap and Chenoweth went low inside
in an effort to get by. As the two cars barreled out of the final turn
Chenoweth was inching ever closer but as the two crossed the line, Albers
got over the line first by less than half a car length. With out a doubt,
one of the most exciting Thunder Car races I’ve seen in a long time. As the
numbers were tallied after racing, Chenoweth was overall champion of the
night with two second place finishes. That puts Chenoweth in the lead for
the Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge Six Pack series. For the record,
Chenoweth is also in first for the Flamboro/Delaware Late Model Challenge
Six Pack series as well. If you have the chance look it up on You Tube, some
great action with that super close finish. The link is

The final race of the evening was the 100 lap feature for the Lucas Oil
Sportsman Cup presented by Meineke. As mentioned earlier, this one had a
boat load of anticipation and talk, especially on social media where the
hype for this event was making it an exciting evening. Josh Wood and Brennan
Didero lined up side by side on the pole for the green with Shawn McGlynn
and Kevin Allen in row two with Jake Ott in fifth. Wood and Didero battled
each other hard for several laps early but Didero, a former Flamboro Late
Model regular, pulled a way and looked to be in control. A broken rear end
ended Didero’s night a third of the way through. Shawn McGlynn took the lead
followed closely by Wood and Ott. The made contact and Ott’s rear bumper was
torn almost completely off. Ott was sent to the pits to remove the bumper
and his hopes of winning two straight was finished. McGlynn led for ten laps
but Dave Connelly, who hovered around the top five all night made his move.
As Ott returned to the track he narrowly missed Connelly and McGlynn and got
involved with Wood bringing out another caution. On the restart, Kevin Allen
and McGlynn waged battle as Connelly began to pull away. A yellow flag with
five laps to go tightened the field and making for a sizzling finish.
Connelly had a great restart, held off Allen and McGlynn and picked up his
second career LOSC win.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join
us next week, July 5th for the another great night of racing. It’s Round Two
of the Grisdale Triple Crown Series with a 75 lap feature for Late Models.
Matt Pritiko won round One a few week ago and this will be another exciting
event. Also on hand, the Ontario Pro Challenge, the Klotz Auto Repair &
Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and
the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars.

Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm.
Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $20.00, Senior &
Student $17.00, Children (12 and under) $5.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and
up to 4 children) $45.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $35.00
for non members, Members (with pit pass) $30.00 HST is included. ($25.00
member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014
events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit
Gates.

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

Race recap Round Two Flamboro/Delaware Late Model Challenge @ Delaware
Speedway

Round Two of the Flamboro Speedway/Delaware Speedway Late Model Challenge
was held this past Friday, June 27th at Delaware Speedway.

Twenty Late Models were ready for Time Trials including five Flamboro
regulars. Mark Watson of Delaware Speedway set the fast time of 18.786 but
the story was Flamboro’s Dale Shaw who had never raced this track before
setting the second fastest time at 18.806. The dice inversion of eleven
would set the field for the 100-lap APC-Six Pack Series main event. Doug
Stewart led the opening twelve laps but Cole Powell would get around him in
turn two on lap 13 to take the lead. A caution on lap 17 as Adam Quarrie
and Dan Prudhomme got involved. Another caution came out on lap 24 for a
spin involving Prudhomme and Jake Ott. As the field reached the half way
mark, Cole Powell was leading. Flamboro’s Dale Shaw was having a great race
remaining in the top five for most of the race. As the race wore on there
was lots of action as Powell, Watson, Jamie Cox and Shawn Thompson were
battling up front. Powell kept making the job harder on himself. A flat tire
and penalty of one lap for delaying the race set him back but he wouldn’t
stop battling all night. Mark Watson spun bringing out another caution.
Thompson continued to lead and although he was a lap down for his penalty,
Powell battled his way back to the front and got to third and a caution on
the 82nd lap gave Powell a lap back and he was once again on the lead lap.
On the restart, Thompson lined up along side Flamboro’s Shawn Chenoweth who
made his way to the front. Chenoweth couldn’t hold off Thompson but the two
continued to race bumper to bumper with Cole Powell close behind. A hard
crash into the turn four wall by Steve March brought out a caution with four
laps remaining. On the restart, Thompson regained the lead with Powell
getting by Chenoweth. Another caution and restart and it looked like
Chenoweth was going to be able to hold off Thompson but the Delaware
regulars were just too much for Chenoweth as he slipped back to third. The
next APC Late Model 100 is at Delaware Speedway July 18th with the next
Flamboro date July 26th.

Photos by SuperNovaPhotos.

Official Results

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

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #12 Darren Dryden,
#97 Blair Wickett, #10 Mike Larkin, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #4 Jason Coutu,
#50 Chad Corcoran (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Josh Shantz, #03
Jake Gilbert, #62 Ashley Holmes, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #12 Darre Dryden, #71 Russ Aicken, #97
Blair Wickett, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #10 Mike Larkin, #4 Jason Coutu, #50
Chad Corcoran (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden,
#97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #62 Ashley Holmes, #01
Josh Shantz, #03 Jake Gilbert, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #5 Ken Stenhouse,
#10 Mike Larki, #05 Dave Goodacre, #4 Jason Coutu, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #32 Gillian Hils, #31 Andy Wheller, #7 Matt Young, #6
Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #70 Nick Armstrong, # 48 Steve DeLeeuw,
#76 Shawn Taylor (DNF), #07 Michael Kenny (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #32 Gilliann Hils, #31 Andy Wheller, #76 Shawn Taylor,
#6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #48 Steve DeLeeuw, #00 Bill Rutherford
(DNF), #07 Michael Kenny (DNF), #70 Nick Armstrong (DNS)

Pure Stock Feature : #31 Andy Wheller, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils,
#6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #00 Bill Rutherford, #70 Nick Armstrong, #48
Steve DeLeeuw, #07 Michael Kenny (DNS)

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

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

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

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #3 Kevin
Gallant, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #13 Brad Collison, #3 Shae Gemmell, #27
Kevin Albers, #51 Matt Robblee, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #83 Paul
Fothergill, #8 Steve Perry, #78 Jordan Lawrence, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Bruce
Wheller, #37 Jeff Bean, #33 Mike Gilmour, #17 Kenny McNicol Jr., #5 Linda
Stenhouse, #38 Jamie Grover, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (DNF), #55 Gary Adriaensen
(DNF), #16 Kathleen Hosang (DNF), #1 Trevor Collver (DNF), #71 Darrell Lake
DNS)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #27 Kevin Albers, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Paul
Fothergill, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #3 Shae Gemmell, #49 Dave
Bailey, #41 Bruce Wheller, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #51 Matt
Robblee, #55 Gary Adriansen (DNF), #7 Bobby Mercer (DNF), #76 Shawn Arnott
(DNF), #78 Jordan Lawrence (DNF), #02 Mark Burbridge (DNF), #31 Kevin
Gallant (DNF), #77 Mitch Miljanovic (DNF), #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF), #71
Darrell Lake (DNF), #16 Kathleen Hosang (DNF), #1 Trevor Collver (DNF), #38
Jamie Grover (DQ), #7x Branden Verhoeven (DQ), #17Kenny McNicol Jr. (DNS)

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Feature : #82 Dave Connelly, #54 Kevin Allen, #81
Shawn McGlynn, #48 Doug Cathcart, #85 Mike Nelson, #8 Adam Martin, #66 Josh
Wood, #6 Jeremy Coulter, #93 Jason Meyer (DNF), #3 Tim Tolton, #31 John
Schwemler (DNF), #24 Brennan Didero (DNF), #70 Ben Charboneau (DNF), #43 Bob
Merrifield (DNF), #60 Jake Ott (DQ), #18 Chad McGlynn (DQ)

Thunder Car Time Trials (Fast Lap)

02 Mark Burbridge (16.974)
89 Shawn Chenoweth (17.119)
7x Branden Verhoeven (17.230)
31 Kevin Gallant (17.238)
13 Brad Collison (17.248)
49 Dave Bailey (17.290)
51 Matt Robblee (17.302)
78 Jordan Lawrence (17.311)
3 Shae Gemmell (17.337)
27 Kevin Albers (17.421)
77 Mitch Miljanovic (17.485)
38 Jamie Grover (17.529)
83 Paul Fothergill (17.563)
17 Kenny McNicol Jr. (17.657)
7 Bobby Mercer (17.704)
33 Mike Gilmour (7.746)
8 Steve Perry (17.620)
76 Shawn Arnott (17.750)
37 Jeff Bean (17.852)
16 Kathleen Hosang (18.061)
41 Bruce Wheller (18.167)
5 Linda Stenhouse (18.201)
55 Gary Adriaensen (18.408)
1 Trevor Collver (21.279)
71 Darrell Lake (no time)

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials (Fast Lap)

60 Jake Ott (16.693)
81 Shawn McGlynn (16.717)
66 Josh Wood (16.870)
24 Brennan Didero (16.894)
54 Kevin Allen (16.946)
82 Dave Connelly (17.048)
48 Doug Cathcart (17.151)
85 Mike Nelson (17.156)
3 Tim Tolton (17.185)
43 Bob Merrifield (17.239)
18 Chad McGlynn (17.303)
70 Ben Charbonneau (17.327)
93 Jason Meyer (17.477)
6 Jeremy Coulter (17.484)
8 Adam Martin (17.658)
53 Brad Martin (no time)
31 Kevin Schwemler (no time)

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challenge June 27th

Time Trials

2nd- Dale Shaw 18.806, 6th- Shawn Chenoweth 18.908, 13th- Jake Ott 19.275,
17th- Rick Burbridge 19.471, 19th- Nick Roth 19.475

Feature

3rd- Shawn Chenoweth, 10th- Jake Ott, 11th- Rick Burbridge (DNF), 13th- Nick
Roth, 15th- Dale Shaw (DNF)

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Ott and McGlynn Ready for Flamboro Showdown

Ott and McGlynn Ready for Flamboro Showdown

Winner of the season opening Fuel for Kids 100 at Sauble Speedway, Jake ‘The Juicebox’ Ott, and two-time defending Lucas Oil Sportsman Series champion Shawn McGlynn, appear to be feuding, and the next round of their battle will be waged at Flamboro Speedway this Saturday night.

The pair were the class of the field at Sauble Speedway during the opening race, as Ott laid down a new track record, with McGlynn hot on his heels.  The pair battled for the lead for the middle stages of the event, but contact following a late race restart knocked McGlynn from contention.  Ott went on to win the fourth career Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup presented by Meineke, feature, after winning a trio of events in 2013.

McGlynn, who has captured three Sportsman championships over the years finished 12th after having his Blast Floor Coatings Mustang repaired.

McGlynn spoke about the race for the win at Sauble, “He hit me pretty good going into the corner, and it broke the tie rod.  I’m not too happy about that.  He drove into me, and it put us in a pretty good hole for the championship.  If he hits me again like that he’s going to get wrecked!”

Shawn continued, “It’s been good to have a few other cars up there, Juicebox has been fast, and Kevin Allen really did his homework over the winter.”

Ott spoke about the incident, and racing with McGlynn, “I think his tie rod was broke before we even got to the corner, and it was probably lucky I pinched him down or he could’ve ended up in the wall.  He ran into me on the previous restart, and I knew that I had to hold him down if we were going to win the race.  It was just one of those deals.  We both have fast cars, and we’ve had contact over the past year or so because we’re both fast.  If we’re both up front, we’re bound to race together, and have.  While we’ve made contact, I’ve never tried to wreck Shawn.”

The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series presented by Meineke also recently added JWO Racing to the growing list of marketing partners for the series.  First place in the qualifying points standings will claim a new Transmission, and McGlynn didn’t waste any time in pointing out the connection between JWO Racing and Ott’s car owner, father Jim with a laugh, “I want to win that transmission from JWO a little more now.”

Kevin Allen in his Transport N’ Services Chevy is poised for a breakout campaign, and the former Delaware Enduro pilot served notice at Sauble Speedway as he started and finished third in the campaign opener.  A year of experience has shown its’ worth, and Allen looks to be a contender to capture the checkers.

The Fuel for Kids 100 at Sauble Speedway in early June saw Ott take the checkers, trailed by Dave ‘Hot Rod Connelly.  Connelly is making his return to the series after a number of years in the Canadian Tire Series and overcame an eighth-place qualifying effort to score the podium finish.

Qualifying for race number two of the 2014 Lucas Oil Sportsman Series presented by Meineke, at Flamboro Speedway starts at 5:00, while racing starts at 6:00.

Article by Jamie Maudsley

Photos by Jordan and Jamie Maudsley, www.maudsleymotorsports.com, and Racesportz.

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Flamboro Speedway Race Night Recap From June 21st

Flamboro Speedway Race Night Recap From June 21st

By Randy Spencer - Lucas Oil Open Wheeled racing invaded Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Saturday with some outstanding racing action. The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets were joined by the Grisdale Late Models, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Highwaymen Car Club from Kitchener, Ontario during the intermission for their annual Cruise Night.

Heat wins went as follows. Mini Stocks, Blair Wickett and Mike Holmes with two each, Matt Lockwood and Shawn Chenoweth in Late Models, Mike Podd, Mike Williams and Steve Lyons in Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Can Am Midget heats went to Darren McLennan and Mack Deman while Rob Divenanzo picked up the checkered flag in the B feature.

The Highwaymen Car Club took to the track during the intermission with one of the largest turnouts I’ve personally witnessed. So many beautiful vintage cars and trucks, thanks to everyone for attending and putting on a great show.

It was feature time and the Mini Stocks were up first for their 25 lap main event. At the start of the evening, Russ Aicken and Mike Holmes were tied in points with 768. The animosity between the two on the track has seemed evident all season as the two are battling hard for the points crown. Rick Robinson and Kyle Istead led the field to green with Robinson leading lap one. Fourteen year old Hudson Nagy inherited the lead on lap two and led until lap ten when several of the cars in the lead pack including Nagy got involved in turns 3-4 and brought out the caution and he and the others (that could continue) took their spots at the rear of the pack. On the restart, Mark Klotz who has been having a solid season, took the lead and wouldn’t relinquish it picking up his first feature win of the year. The race actually ended under caution as on the last lap, Aicken and Holmes got tangled in some lapped traffic and Aicken was the unlucky one that spun after contact with another car, sending him spinning to the infield.

The 25 lap Late Model feature hit the track next with Matt Lockwood and Nick Roth on the pole. Lockwood has been coming on strong of late and picked up his first ever checkered flag in the heat earlier. Roth led the first lap but Dale Shaw made the pass, took over the lead and never looked back leading the remainder of the race, winning in fine fashion. Shaw and Chenoweth once again and a great battle throughout.

The Canadian Vintage Modified hit the track for their 25 lap feature with a nice field of 18 cars. In the heat there was some heated action as Steve Trendell and Kevin Bushers mixed it up down the back stretch causing some damage to both cars. Trendell exited his car quite quickly looking for the 08 of Bushers to voice his displeasure. Both crews worked hard to get the cars back out for the feature. Mike Podd and Jeremy Riopelle were on the point as the field took green. The drivers were anxious and jumped the gun a little and the start was waived off by the starter. Three cars tangled in turn four and a complete restart was in order. Podd led the first five laps but couldn’t hold off veteran Steve Lyons and he would lead the rest of the way picking up the checkered flag.

The final race event of the evening was for the Can Am Midgets. They always put on a great show for the fans wherever they go and tonight wasn’t any different. Adrian Stahle and Mack Deman put on a nail biting battle for many laps until Deman got by on lap 20 and crossed the finish line first for the checkered flag and padded his points lead over Rob Neely and Todd Creswell. Adam Walsh flew in from Vancouver to race the #49 and finished 13th and Tyler Mackereth flew in from Florida to drive the #4 but experienced mechanical problems and finished back in the field.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join us next week, June 28th for the another great night of racing. The It s the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series will be on hand for a 100 lap feature. Round two of the Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge takes place with twin 25 lap features. Also on hand, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds.

Pit gates open at 2pm, Grandstands at 5pm, TIME TRIALS @ 5pm for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Late Models and the Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Cars Challenge and green flag flies at 6pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $18.00, Senior & Student $15.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $40.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $35.00 for non members, Members (with pit pass) $30.00 HST is included. ($25.00 member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014 events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit Gates.

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

Race recap Round One Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge @ Delaware Speedway

Round One of the Flamboro Speedway/Delaware Speedway Thunder Car Challenge was held this past Friday, June 20th at Delaware Speedway. Eight Flamboro cars made their way down the 401 to compete and represent our track. Things didn’t get off to a great start however. In practice, #13 Brad Collison had a rear end go and he was unable to continue, although he did take one lap in the first feature to be able to collect points towards the overall points championship. Time trials were the order of the night and Delaware cars took the top eight spots in the starting lineup. There are several factors in set up that give each home track cars an advantage so this was really not a big surprise. Second generation driver, Branden Verhoeven set the fast time of 20.829, a new track record. The 17 year old Verhoeven would make more noise later. The time trial list for Flamboro cars is below. The first feature got under way and the top two cars of Kevin Albers and Shawn Chenoweth hovered around eight or ninth place for most of the night. As mentioned, Collison only made one circuit around the half mile oval. Two other cars, “The Flying Farmer” Kevin Gallant and Shawn Arnott both ended the race on the back of a tow truck. Gallant got mixed up with a Delaware car on lap 15 coming out of turn two and was unable to continue. To say the least, Gallant was not happy with the turn of events. Arnott couldn’t avoid a mishap in turn three on lap 20 and his night was done. As the checkered flag flew on lap 25, Branden Verhoeven crossed the line first for the win. Shawn Chenoweth finished eighth with Kevin Albers coming home ninth, Mike Gilmour 21st, Steve Perry 22nd, Linda Stenhouse 23rd, Shawn Arnott 24th, Kevin Gallant 26th and Brad Collison 27th.

An inversion for the second 25 lap feature got Shawn Chenoweth a little closer to the front. A few cautions into the race, Chenoweth found himself moving up in the pack. As the race wore on Chenoweth made his way to the front and was leading around the half way mark. He built a small lead but the Delaware car of Verhoeven managed to get by and take the lead and held off the eager Chenoweth to take his second feature win of the night. A pretty amazing feat as Chenoweth basically had no brakes and was sure feeling the pain in his leg as he raced Saturday night in the Late Model at Flamboro. Flamboro finishers included, Chenoweth 2nd, Albers 12th, Perry 16th, Stenhouse 17th, Gilmour 23rd, Arnott 25th, Gallant 26th and Collison 28th. Linda Stenhouse debuted her car that will race just the Delaware races, the car Chris Howse raced in 2013. It was her first time in the car and first time racing at Delaware and she was satisfied with her experience on the night. Flamboro results below. This Saturday is Round two of the challenge with the next race in Delaware July25th.

Photos by SuperNovaPhotos.

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #42 Rick Robinson, #01 Mark DaSilva (-1J), #79 Kyle Istead, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #13 Mike Holmes, #26 Mark Klotz, #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden, #44 Scott Simmons (DQ), #61 Chad Ditner, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #94 Tim Van Holstien, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #79 Kyle Istead, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons (DQ), #71 Russ Aicken, #26 Mark Klotz, #12 Darren Dryden, #61 Chad Ditner, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (DNF), #94 Tim Van Holstien (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature : #26 Mark Klotz, #13 Mike Holmes, #97 Blair Wickett, #44 Scott Simmons (DQ), #12 Darren Dryden, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #36 Hudson Nagy (DNF), #79 Kyle Istead (DNF), #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (DNF), #94 Tim Van Holstien (DNS)

Late Model Heat #1 : #15 Matt Lockwood, #17 Nick Roth, #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #23 Jake Ott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #61 Brent Wheller

Late Model Heat #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #23 Jake Ott, #2 Rick Burbridge3, #15 Matt Lockwood, #61 Brent Wheeler

Late Model Feature : #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #17 Nick Roth, #5 Matt Lockwood, #2 Rick Burbridge, #23 Jake Ott, #61 Brent Wheller (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #5 Mike Podd, #18 Jason Keen, #15 T.J. Marshall, #38 Dustin Hood, #57 Steve Trendell (DNF), #08 Kevin Bushers (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #7 Mike Williams, #19 John Karley, #44 Rick Schurr, #99 Rick Jones, #29 Daryl Henwood, #33 Ian Burney

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #3 : #9 Steve Lyons, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #92 Brian Atkinson, #6 Adrain Donkers, #47 Patrick Reulens, #14 Jarrod Morphy

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #9 Steve Lyons, #5 Mike Podd, #18 Jason Keen, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #19 John Karley, #7 Mike Williams, #47 Patrick Reulens, #15 T.J. Marshall, #57 Steve Trendell, #92 Brian Atkinson, #44 Rick Schurr, #29 Daryl Henwood, #38 Dustin Hood, #08 Kevin Bushers (DNF), #99 Rick Jones (DNF), #33 Ian Burney (DNF), #14 Jarrod Morphy (DNF), #6 Adrian Donkers (DNF)

Can Am Midgets Heat #1 : #48 Darren McLennan, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #43 Adrian Stahle, #37 Adam Racine, #74 Rob Neely, #20 Rob Divenanzo, #99 Daniel Bois, #22 Chris Bauman, #63 Barry Dunn, #24 Al Smith, #44 Tom Kyle (DNF)

Can Am Midgets Heat #2 : #40 Mack Deman, #12 David Balych, #14 Dylon Smith, #7 Jaff Blackburn, #94 Ryan Fraser, #94L Lucas Smith, #4 Tyler Mackereth (DNF), #64 Dave Hickson (DNF), #49 Adam Walsh (DNF), #3 Todd Cresswell (DNF)

Can Am Midgets B Feature : #20 Rob Divenanzo, #3 Todd Cresswell, #22 Chris Bauman, #49 Adam Walsh, #63 Barry Dunn, #24 Al Smith, #4 Tyler Mackereth (DNF)

Can Am Midgets Feature : #40 Mack Deman, #43 Adrian Stahle, #37 Adam Racine, #74 Rob Neely, #48 Darren McLennan, #12 David Balych, #94 Ryan Fraser, #20 Rob Divenanzo, #44 Tom Kyle, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #99 Daniel Bois, #49 Adam Walsh, #22 Chris Bauman, #14 Dylon Smith, #64 Dave Hickson, #63 Barry Dunn, #3 Todd Cresswell, #24 Al Smith, #4 Tyler Mackereth, #94 Lucas Smith (DNS)

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challange June 20th

Time Trials

9th-Kevin Albers 21.430, 11th-Shawn Chenoweth 21.466, 18th-Shawn Arnott 22.118, 19th-Kevin Gallant 22.131, 22nd-Mike Gilmour 22.413, 25th-Steve Perry 22.994, 26th-Linda Stenhouse 24.648

25 Lap Feature #1

8th-Shawn Chenoweth, 9th-Kevin Albers, 21st-Mike Gilmour, 22nd-Steve Perry, 23rd Linda Stenhouse, 24th Shawn Arnott (DNF), 26th-Kevin Gallant (DNF), 27th-Brad Collison (DNF)

25 Lap Feature #2

2nd-Shawn Chenoweth, 12th-Kevin Albers, 6th-Steve Perry, 17th-Linda Stenhouse, 23rd-Mike Gilmour (DNF), 25th-Shawn Arnott (DNS), 26th-Kevin Gallant (DNS), 28th- Brad Collison (DNS)

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Matt Pritiko Wins Exciting Grisdale Late Model Race At Flamboro

Matt Pritiko Wins Exciting Grisdale Late Model Race At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – The first leg of the annual Grisdale Triple Crown series
for Late Models was the main event Saturday at Bennett Cheverolet Flamboro
Speedway. Another nice crowd and great weather made it a perfect night for
racing as the Late Models were joined by the Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks,
Thunder Cars and Pro 4 Modifieds.

Double heats for all divisions again and the winners were as follows. Pure
Stock winners were Shawn Taylor and Danny Shantz. Mini Stock wins went to
Blair Wickett, Mark Klotz and Mike Holmes with two. The Late Models had four
heats with wins going to Dale Shaw, Matt Pritiko, Jake Ott and Nick Roth.
Thunder Car wins went to Mike Gilmour, Shawn Arnott, Bob Chenoweth and Mark
Burbridge. Bill Pearsall and Dan Nanticoke were victorious in the Pro 4
Modified heats.

The Pure Stocks were the first feature of the night. Micheal Kenny and
Gillian Hils were on the poll for the 15 lap main event. Hils got out to a
fairly big lead early. Danny Shantz and Shawn Taylor were battling for
second and third and were gaining on Hils. On the last lap, Shantz made his
move going down the back stretch and managed to get by Hils and picked up
his second consecutive feature win.

The Mini Stocks were next with a couple young guns on the point. Blair
Wickett, who won a heat earlier was along side Hudson Nagy as they led the
field to green. Wickett shot out to a nice lead early and held it for the
first 14 laps. At the start of the evening, Mike Holmes and Russ Aicken were
tied a top the Point standings and were prepared to do battle once again.
They made some contact with each other in a heat earlier in the evening but
they were both far back in the pack in the feature, Aicken starting ninth
and Holmes, who was last week’s feature winner start at the tail end of the
pack in 16th. Aiken managed to make his way to the front pretty quick and
took over the lead from Wickett on lap 14. Holmes had further to go but made
it up to fourth by lap 10. Aicken was leading but got involved with lapped
traffic on lap 19 and the 42 of Rick Robinson got tangled with Aicken and
the two cars had to go to the back of the pack. Holmes had taken over the
lead when Aicken spun and after that Aicken was a man on mission for the
last six laps. A caution on lap 23 after a front stretch spin by the 03 of
Jake Gilbert tightened the field and a hungry Aicken up to fourth. An
exciting green, white, checker finish as Holmes held off Mark Klotz and Russ
Aicken for his fourth feature win of the year. Mark Klotz has been having a
great season as well finishing second after a third place finish in the
feature last weekend.

The 75 lap feature for Late Models was next and the cars and drivers lined
up on the front stretch for driver introductions. Matt Pritiko and Jake Ott
were the top qualifiers and were on the poll for the first Grisdale Triple
Crown race of 2014. Pritiko, who had a strong third place finish in the APC
100 a few weeks ago, picked up where he left off and led early on. Further
back in the pack, Shawn Chenoweth and Robbie Thompson were battling each
other hard, not willing to give an inch. On lap 12, the two came together
and around went Chenoweth and the two cars had to go to the back of the
pack. Several minor cautions made for some interesting restarts as Pritiko
had his hands full with Dale Shaw. Another caution on lap 18 as Thompson,
Chenoweth and Matt Lockwood got involved in turn three. Pritiko was still in
the lead with a battle for second and third between Shaw and David Elliott.
Elliott managed to get by Shaw on lap 21. The two battled back and forth
throughout the race. On lap 42, Shawn Chenoweth slowed and came to a stop in
turn three bringing out the caution. He got the car re-fired, headed for the
pits and managed to make it back as the field once again took green. Pritiko
was still leading with David Elliott and Dale Shaw on his bumper as the race
continued keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. A caution on lap 73
set up another green, white, checker feature. Shaw and Elliott did
everything they could to get past Pritiko but it wasn’t meant to be as
Pritiko led flag to flag and crossed the line first picking up the feature
win. Dale Shaw had a great race and was never far from the lead and came
home second. David Elliott and Shawn Chenoweth were battling each other hard
and Elliott inched over the line for third just ahead of Chenoweth who
finished fourth. Nick Roth had a solid race as well coming home fifth. An
awesome and exciting race, can’t wait for the second leg of the Grisdale
Triple Crown on Saturday, July 5th. Pritiko picked up a beautiful art glass
trophy made by Paull Rodrigue of Dundas.

Mike Gilmour and Bobby Mercer led the Thunder Cars to green for the 25 lap
feature. Brad Collison had a flat tire on lap one. Mercer and Mitch
Milljanovic got tied up coming down the front stretch and both spun wildly
to the infield. Bob Chenoweth led from the beginning and picked up his first
feature win of 2014.

The last race of the night was the 15 lap feature for the Pro 4 Modifieds.
Linc Erison and Dan Petit were on the poll. Bill Pearsall had some troubles
and wasn’t able to finish the race. Brian Nanticoke had some troubles in the
first heat and wasn’t able to make it out for heat two. But when it cam down
to it, Brian Nantitoke battled brother Dan and held him off for the feature
win.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join
us next week, June 21st for the another great night of racing. The Grisdale
Late Models will be joined by the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop
Mini Stocks, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Lucas Oil Can Am
Midgets. The Highwaymen Car Club from Kitchener, Ontario will also be on
hand for their annual Cruise Night.
The club will display a number of street rods, vintage and classic vehicles
in the parking lot near the main entrance. They will also be on the track
during intermission. Bring your cameras and come a little early to have a
peak into the past!
Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6:30 pm.
Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $14.60, Senior &
Student $12.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and
up to 4 children) $32.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $35.00
for non members, Members (with pit pass) $30.00 HST is included. ($25.00
member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014
events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit
Gates.

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

Photos by SuperNovaPhotos.

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #70 Danny Shantz
(J), #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #07 Michael Kenny, #00 Bill Rutherford,
#57 Chris Longthorne, #31 Rebecca Corcoran

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #70 Danny Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils,
#6 Wayde Thorne, #07 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #00 Bill
Rutherford, #57 Chris Longthorne, #7 Matt Young (DNF)

Pure Stock Feature : #70 Danny Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor,
#07 Michael Kenny, #7 Matt Young, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #57 Chris
Longthorne, #00 Bull Rutherford, #6 Wayde Thorne (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert,
#61 Chad Ditner, #26 Mark Klotz, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05
Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden,
#01 Mark DaSilva, #79 Kyle Istead, #75 Scott Mast, #42 Rick Robinson, #10
Courtney Scott

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #26 Mark Klotz, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03
Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #05 Dave Goodacre, #62
Ashley Holmes

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden,
#75 Scott Mast, #01 Mark DaSilva, #79 Kyle Istead, #42 Rick Robinson, #10
Courtney Scott

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #26 Mark Klotz, #71 Ryss Aicken, #97
Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #12 Darren Dryden, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark
DaSilva, #79 Kyle Istead, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #03 Jake
Gilbert (DNF), #5 Ken Stenhouse (DNF), #10 Courtney Scott (DNF), #75 Scott
Mast (DNF), #42 Rick Robinson (DQ)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #33 Mike Gilmour, #89 Bob Chenoweth, #14 Rob Istead,
#7 Bobby Mercer, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #31 Kevin Gallant,
#13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #49 Dave Bailey, #41 Bruce Wheller,
#3 Andy Wheller (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #89 Bob Chenoweth, #7 Bobby Mercer, #77 Mitch
Miljanovic, #14 Rob Istead, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin
Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #49 Dave Bailey, #76 Shawn Arnott, #41 Bruce
Wheller, #3 Chad Corcoran

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Bob Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin
Gallant, #49 Dave Bailey, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin
Albers, #14 Rob Istead, #77 Mitch Milljanovic, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Bruce
Wheller, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse (DNF), #3 Chad Corcoran (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #38 Bill Pearsall, #91 Robert Mercer, #8 Craig
Shaver, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Josh Lassaline, #9 Brian
Nanticoke (DNF), #23 Linc Erison (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #2 : #15 Dan Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #38 Bill
Pearsall, $93 Dan Pet, #23 Linc Erison, #24 Josh Lassaline, #91 Robert
Mercer (DNF), #9 Brian Nanticoke (DNS)

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

Late Model Heat #1 : #83 Dale Shaw, #23 Jake Ott, #61 Brent Wheller, #56
Robbie Thompson, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #58 Paul Dudnick

Late Model Heat #2 : #21 Matt Pritiko, #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge,
#17 Nick Roth, #15 Matt Lockwood, #27 Doug Pokupec. #74 Al Bowman

Late Model Heat #3 : #23 Jake Ott, #56 Robbie Thompson, #83 Dale Shaw, #89
Shawn Chenoweth, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick

Late Model Heat #4 : #17 Nick Roth, #21 Matt Pritiko, #15 Matt Lockwood, #37
David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #27 Doug Pokupec, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model Feature : #21 Matt Pritiko, #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #89
Shawn Chenoweth, #17 Nick Roth, #56 Robbie Thompson, #27 Doug Pokupec, #15
Matt Lockwood, #23 Jake Ott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #58 Paul Dudnick, #61 Brent
Wheller, #74 Al Bowman (DNF)

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Annual Drivers Night Huge Hit At Flamboro Speedway

Annual Drivers Night Huge Hit At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – Meet the Drivers Night was the highlight as five divisions were on hand on another great night for racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Saturday. Always a night that racers and fans alike mark on their calendars and once again had a great turnout.

Double heats were on the schedule and heat wins were as follows. Pure Stocks winners were Shawn Taylor and Danny Shantz. Mini Stocks winners were Hudson Nagy, Scott Simmons, Mark Klotz and Russ Aicken. Thunder Car wins went to, Dave Bailey, Shawn Arnott, Shawn Chenoweth and Brad Collison. Pro 4 Modified winners were Bill Pearsall and Dan Nanticoke while Late Model qualifying races were won by Dale Shaw and Shawn Chenoweth.

That closed out qualifying heats and the cars and drivers took to the track ready to greet the fans. Many drivers had “hero” cards and treats and goodies for awaiting fans. The track was packed with wall to wall people, young and old, everyone had a great time. Thanks to all the drivers who had giveaways for the fans like the teams of Mark DaSilva, Dale Shaw, London Recreational Racing and Bennett Chevrolet Cambridge.

Feature racing got underway with the Pure Stocks up first. Wayde Thorne and Shawn Taylor led the field to green and Taylor broke away from the pack and built up a big lead. Danny Shantz, last years Pure Stock champion was out for his first night behind the wheel taking over from son Josh who won last weeks feature. Shantz, who started at the back of the pack made his way to second place by lap four. As the race continued he closed the gap on Taylor and with a few laps to go he was on his bumper. Try as he may, Shantz just wasn’t able to get by and some lapped traffic sealed his fate on the last lap as Taylor picked up his second feature win of the season.

Mark Dennis and Hudson Nagy were up front for the start of the 25 lap feature for the Mini Stocks. Nagy, who won a heat earlier in the night, has been showing lots of promise in his rookie season. He led the first five laps until the veteran Russ Aicken managed to get by and took over the lead. Mike Holmes was glued to Aiken’s bumper for several laps until a pass in turn four on lap 12 put Holmes out front. A caution one lap later tightened the field. Holmes manged to hold the lead through several cautions and held off the London Recreation #71 car of Aiken and picked up his third feature victory of 2014.

Thunder Cars took the track for their 25 lap main event. Linda Stenhouse and Mitch Miljanovic were up front and three cars got involved in a mix up in turn 3-4 bringing out the caution and a complete restart. Miljanovic, in his second year of racing in the Thunder Car division has really come on strong of late and showed it as he held off a hard charging field, leading the first ten laps. Dave Bailey was battling Miljanovic hard and was looking to get past to take the lead. Persistence paid off for Bailey as he got around and led the next six laps, looking for his first feature victory in this, his “rookie” season in the Thunder Car division at Flamboro Speedway. Bailey of course is no rookie as he is a multi time Mini Stock points champion. Debris on the track brought out a caution on lap 17 and that tightened the field. On the restart, Mark Burbridge managed to get by Bailey and held him off to take the checkered flag.

Dan Petit and Dan Nanticoke were on the pole for the Pro 4 Modified feature event. Petit shot out to an early lead but by lap five retired to the infield with mechanical problems. Nanticoke has been really coming on strong of late and looked strong but he seemed to be having some handling issues as the race progressed. His car was pushing him high in the corners and on the last lap that was all the #8 of Craig Shaver needed and got by in turn two and picked up the feature win.

The last race of the night was for the Late Models. Rick Burbridge and Nick Roth led the cars. Shawn Chenoweth continued his stellar racing and took the lead early. Dale Shaw, last weeks feature winner was letting Chenoweth off easy as the two battled hard for 25 laps but Chenoweth emerged the victor as the checker flag flew.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join us next week, June 14th for the first leg of the Annual Grisdale Triple Crown tournament. This series is always one of the highlights of the Late Model racing season in the province. The second race takes place July 5th with the champion being crowned in the third and final race of the series on August 16th. The Late Models will be joined by the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ray s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $20.00, Senior & Student $17.00, Children (12 and under) $5.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $45.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $35.00 for non members, Members (with pit pass) $30.00 HST is included. ($25.00 member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014 events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit Gates. Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule and updated point standings for all divisions.

Official Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #6 Wayde Thorne, #70 Danny Shantz (J), #32 Gillian Hils, #07 Michael Kenny, #00 Bill Rutherford, #57 Chris Longthorne, #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn (DNF), #3 Andrew Sterling (DNF), #7 Matt Young

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #70 Danny Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #7 Matt Young (P-7th place), #3 Andrew Sterling, #07 Michael Kenny, #00 Bill Rutherford, #6 Wayde Thorne (DNF), #32 Gillian Hils (DNF), #57 Chris Longthorne (DQ), #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn (DNS)

Pure Stock Feature : #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Danny Shantz, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young (DQ), #32 Gillian Hils, #07 Michael Kenny, #3 Andrew Sterling, #00 Bill Rutherford

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #26 Mark Klotz, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #2 Mark Dennis, #01 Mark DaSilva, #05 Dave Goodacre, #62 Ashley Holmes, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #97 Blair Wickett (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #44 Scott Simmons, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #12 Darren Dryden, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Andrew Sterling, #08 Chantell Kempijan

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #26 Mark Klotz, #01 Mark DaSilva, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy (J), #2 Mark Dennis, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #12 Darren Dryden, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Andrew Sterling, #08 Chantell Kempijan

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #26 Mark Klotz, #44 Scott Simmons, #12 Darren Dryden, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #5 Ken Stenhouse (DNF), #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (DNF), #2 Mark Dennis (DNF), #03 Andrew Sterling (DNF), #08 Chantell Kempijan (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #49 Dave Bailey, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #37 Jeff Bean, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour (P), #89 Shawn Chenoweth (P), #14 Rob Istead (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #27 Kevin Albers, #01 Wayne Phillips (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #14 Rob Istead, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #7 Bobby Mercer, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse (J), #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #13 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #02 Mark Burbridge, #8 Steve Perry, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #01 Wayne Phillips (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature : #02 Mark Burbridge, #49 Dave Bailey, #31 Kevin Gallant, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (P), #27 Kevin Albers, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #37 Jeff Bean, #01 Wayne Phillips, #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #38 Bill Pearsall, #8 Craig Shaver, #91 Robert Mercer, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #68 Aaron Turkey, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #24 Josh Lassaline (DNF)

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

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

Late Model Heat #1 : #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #15 Matt Lockwood, #61 Brent Wheller

Late Model Heat #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #17 Nick Roth, #83 Dale Shaw, #61 Brent Wheller, #2 Rick Burbridge, #15 Matt Lockwood

Late Model Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #15 Matt Lockwood, #61 Brent Wheller, #17 Nick Roth (DNF)

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Dale Shaw Picks Up Impressive Late Model Victory At Flamboro

Dale Shaw Picks Up Impressive Late Model Victory At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – A great night for racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway and there were five divisions ready to hit the track.

Double heats were on the card and heats win were as follows. Pure Stock heat 1 & 2 winner was Josh Shantz. Mini Stock heat wins by Hudson Nagy, Chad Corcoran, Jake Gilbert and Mike Holmes. Thunder Car heat wins went to Dave Bailey, Mark Burbridge and two by Shawn Chenoweth. Late Model heat wins went to Shawn Chenoweth and Dale Shaw. Brian Nanticoke picked up wins in both Pro 4 Modified heats.

After a brief intermission it was time for Feature racing. Derek Martin and Wayde Thorne sat on the pole for the 15 lap Pure Stock main event. Shawn Taylor led early but Josh Shantz proved to much and took the checkered flag and a perfect three for three night.

The 25 lap main event for the Mini Stocks was led onto the track by Hudson Nagy and Rick Robinson. It appears early on that two veterans are ready to put on a great show for the fans as #71 Russ Aicken and #13 Mike Holmes sit one-two in the point standings. At the start of the night, Aiken held a slim 6 point lead over Holmes. Holmes, last weeks feature winner, started 18th in the field, Aiken was 11th. Hudson Nagy, a promising rookie driver who won his heat earlier led the first five laps but Aiken made his way by to take the lead. By lap 18, the two were bumper to bumper and as Aiken led Holmes out of turn four, they got tangled and spun to the infield. Both cars had to take up position at the back of the pack. That put Scott Simmons in the lead followed closely by Chad Corcoran. Aiken and Holmes did their best to make it back to the front but had to settle for third and fourth respectively. Congratulations to Scott Simmons on picking up his first feature win at Flamboro.

The Thunder Car feature hit the track for their 25 lap race with Mike Gilmour and Shawn Chenoweth up front. Chenoweth shot out to an early lead. The real battle was for second and third as Brad Collison and Mark Burbridge raced each other hard throughout. An exciting race as Chenoweth crossed the line first for his second feature win of the year in the Thunder Car division.

Bob Wood lined up against Rick Burbridge as the Grisdale Late Models took the green in their 25 lap feature. Wood led the first three laps but he couldn’t hold off a hard charging Dale Shaw who inherited the lead. Shaw won a heat early and was on fire in the feature. Shawn Chenoweth doing double duty in the Thunder Car and Late Model had another great race but he couldn’t get past Shaw who picked up his second career Late Model feature victory.

The final feature of the night was the 15 lap event for the Pro 4 Modifieds. Last years point champion Brian Nanticoke returned to his winning form earlier in the night picking up both qualifying heat wins. In the feature however, veteran Bill Pearsall led all 15 laps to pick up the feature win.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join us next week, June 7th for the Annual Meet the Drivers Night. The drivers will park their cars on the front stretch and you the fans can meet and greet your favorite racers, get an autograph and take photos. The Grisdale Late Models will be joined by the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ray’s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6:30 pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $14.60, Senior & Student $12.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $32.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $30.00 for non members, Members (with pit pass) $25.00 HST is included. ($25.00 member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014 events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit Gates. Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule and updated point standings for all divisions.

Official Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #70 Josh Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #6 Wayde Thorne, #3 Derek Martin, #32 Gillian Hils, #07 Michael Kenny, #7 Matt Young (DNS), #00 Bill Rutherford (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #70 Josh Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #3 Derek Martin, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #07 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran (DNF), #7 Matt Young (DNS)

Pure Stock Feature : #70 Josh Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor (-1 J), #6 Wayde Thorne, #3 Derek Martin, #00 Bill Rutherford, #07 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran (DNS), #7 Matt Young (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 :#9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #38 Bill Pearsall, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #91 Robert Mercer, #93 Dan Petit, #23 Linc Erison, #24 Josh Lassaline, #68 Aaron Turkey (DNS)

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

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

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #42 Rick Robinson, #97 Blair Wickett, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #10 Courtney Scott

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #44 Scott Simmons, #12 Darren Dryden, #01 Mark DaSilva, #2 Mark Dennis, #7 Paul Boyd, #72 Rick Schwartzenberg (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #03 Jake Gilbert, #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #42 Rick Robinson, #97 Blair Wickett, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #10 Courtney Scott

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #50 Chad Corcoran, #12 Darren Dryden, #44 Scott Simmons, #01 Mark DaSilva, #2 Mark Dennis, #7 Paul Boyd, #72 Rick Schwartzenberg (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature : #44 Scott Simmons, #50 Chad Corcoran (Assessed Penalty to 5th Place), #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #12 Darren Dryden, #03 Jake Gilbert, #36 Hudson Nagy, #0 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #42 Rick Robinson, #7 Paul Boyd, #97 Blair Wickett, #62 Ashley Holmes, #10 Courtney Scott, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #2 Mark Dennis (DNF), #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF), #72 Rick Schwartzenberg (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #33 Mike Gilmour, #8 Steve Perry, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #49 Dave Bailey, #31 Kevin Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #41 Bruce Wheller, #37 Jeff Bean

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #8 Steve Perry, #33 Mike Gilmour, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #14 Rob Istead, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #49 Dave Bailey, #37 Jeff Bean, #41 Bruce Wheller

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #49 Dave Bailey, #8 Steve Perry, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob IStead, #41 Bruce Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #7 Bobby Mercer, #37 Jeff Bean, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #29 Bob Wood, #17 Nick Roth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #83 Dale Shaw, #23 Jake Ott, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick

Late Model Heat #2 : #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #29 Bob Wood, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick, #23 Jake Ott (DNF)

Late Model Feature : #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #23 Jake Ott, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick, #29 Bob Wood (DNF)

Photos by Super Nova Photos

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David Elliott Takes Round One Of The APC Challenge

David Elliott Takes Round One Of The APC Challenge

By Randy Spencer – The first big Late Model race of the year took place at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past Saturday. The first race of six in the the APC Auto Parts Challenge will pit the Late Model Stars from Flamboro against the best from Delaware Speedway with three races at each track. (The Thunder Cars/Superstocks will have a similar six race series).

The night would begin with Late Model qualifying to determine the starting order, prior to a dice roll. Nineteen Late Models lined up and when the dust cleared, Flamboro’s own Shawn Chenoweth had the best time at 15.525.

The Ontario Pro Challenge were on hand along with the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Ray s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars. Justin Billington and Kyle Batty took heat wins for the OPC. Mini Stock heat wins went to Ken Stenhouse and Mike Holmes while Bob Chenoweth and Shawn Arnott won their heats in Thunder Cars.

Feature time and the Ontario Pro Challenge were up first. Billington and Tim Norris were on the pole for the 30 lap feature. Billington led early but Norris took over the lead on lap four. He held it for 8 laps but his battle with Norris heated up and Billington managed to get by and led for the next few laps. The veteran Norris got by again, this time for good and built a fairly healthy lead and took the checkered flag.

The 100 lap Late Model feature was up next and twenty Late Models lined up on the front stretch for driver introductions. A late addition was the veteran of over 50 years of racing, the #74 of Albert Bowman. A dice roll inversion of 10 shook up the field and put Jay Doerr and Jake Ott on the pole. Luke Ramsay of APC along with Don Cox and John Casale of Flamboro Speedway welcomed each driver and once strapped in the command to start the engines was given. A couple of minor spins early but good clean exciting racing took place from the start. Delaware drivers were out to show they wouldn’t be taken lightly as three cars led the first 48 laps. Jay Doerr led the first few laps then Jamie Cox settled in and led the next thirty. Matt Pritiko led the next ten and it was looking like Delaware drivers were going to be hard to beat. But things changed on lap 49 when Dale Shaw got by Pritiko and led for a couple of laps. Not to be out done, Pritiko regained the lead for the next ten. On lap 67, former Flamboro Late Model champion and current Delaware driver David Elliott got by Shaw. Elliott continued to lead but had a new pursuer on his bumper, the defending Flamboro Late Model champ of Shawn Chenoweth. The two battled tooth and nail, including several cautions and restarts but the veteran Elliott managed to hold off the hard charging Chenoweth and picked up the checkered flag.

The 25 lap Mini Stock feature was up and Mark DaSilva and Chad Ditner were on the pole. Scott Simmons led the first six laps but Russ Aicken got by and led the next six laps. Mike Holmes and Rob Hoskins were battling Aicken with Holmes getting by on lap 9. Hoskins was making a serious effort to take the lead from Holmes but something broke on the Rabbit and he made a hard right turn into the 3-4 wall ending his night. With Aicken on Holmes bumper the two waged a battle the rest of the race but Holmes was to much and held on for the victory.

The final race of the night was the Thunder Car feature. Bob Chenoweth continued his good night leading the first ten laps. But as Chenoweth led another London Recreational car, Brad Collison out of turn two down the back stretch, it appeared a tire blew on Chenoweth’s car and the two got tangled bringing out the caution. Kevin Albers led off the restart but Dave Bailey took the lead on lap 12 and held it for five laps. Kevin Gallant continued his hot streak winning back to back features holding off Albers and Burbridge.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join us next week as the Grisdale Late Models return and are joined by the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ray s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $14.60, Senior & Student $12.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $32.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $30.00 for non members, Members (with pit pass) $25.00 HST is included. ($25.00 member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014 events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit Gates. Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule and updated point standings for all divisions.

Official Results

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #24 Justin Billington, #88 Tim Norris, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #3 Dale Wilson, #14 Tim Shanahan, #40 Owen Smith, #8 Peter Hatten

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #38 Kyle Batty, #02 Dennis Thomson, #66 Josh Nicholson, #18 Patrick Freel, #91 Mike Westwood, #16 Rick Seeley, #6 Dan Alder

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #88 Tim Norris, #02 Dennis Thomson, #24 Justin Billington, #3 Dale Wislon, #91 Mike Westwood, #40 Owen Smith, #8 Peter Hatten, #6 Dan Alder, #18 Patrick Freel, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #16 Rick Selley (DNF), #14 Tim Shanahan (DNF), #38 Kyle Batty (DNF), #66 Josh Nicholson (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #26 Mark Klotz (-1 J), #61 Chad Ditner, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #62 Ashley Holmes, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #44 Scott Simmons, #37 Rob Hoskins, #50 Chad Corcoran, #12 Darren Dryden, #03 Jake Gilbert, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #50 Chad Corcoran, #44 Scott Simmons, #26 Mark Klotz, #12 Darren Dryden, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #42 Rick Robinson, #97 Blair Wickett, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #37 Rob Hoskins (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Bob Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin Albers, #1 Trevor Collver, #31 Kevin Gallant, #41 Brent Wheller

Thunder Car Feature : #31 Kevin Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #76 Shawn Arnott, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #41 Brent Wheller, #33 Mike Gilmour, #1 Trevor Collver (DNF), #77 Mitch Miljanovic (DNF), #89 Bob Chenoweth (DNF)

Late Model Feature : #37 David Elliott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #21 Matt Pritiko, #3 Mark Watson, #22 Jamie Cox, #83 Dale Shaw, #72 Shawn Thompson, #2 Rick Burbridge, #86 Kenny Forth, #6 Adam Quarrie, #17 Nick Roth, #56 Robbie Thompson, #61 Brent Wheller, #39 Brady Smith, #23 Jake Ott (DNF), #29 Bob Wood (DNF), #43 Jay Doerr (DNF), #5 Jay Christie (DNF), #74 Albert Bowman (DNF), #96 Dan Prudhomme (DNF)

Lat Model Qualifying :

Name and Fast Lap

#89 Shawn Chenoweth 15.525
#83 Dale Shaw 15.659
#21 Matt Pritiko 15.660
#37 David Elliott 15.724
#56 Robbie Thompson 15.779
#6 Adam Quarrie 15.834
#22 Jamie Cox 15.856
#86 Kenny Forth 15.856
#23 Jake Ott 15.914
#43 Jay Doerr 15.930
#2 Rick Burbridge 15.973
#17 Nick Roth 16.077
#72 Shawn Thompson 16.138
#29 Bob Wood 16.169
#5 Jay Christie 16.280
#39 Brady Smith 16.412
#61 Brent Wheller 16.410
#96 Dan Prudhomme 16.451
#3 Mark Watson No Time
#74 Albert Bowman No Time

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At The Track: Elliott Wins 100 Lap Thriller at Flamboro Speedway

At The Track: Elliott Wins 100 Lap Thriller at Flamboro Speedway

By Eric Uprichard

MILLGROVE – David Elliott (No.37) held off a hard charging Shawn Chenoweth (No.89c) in the final laps to claim victory in round one of the Pro Late Model APC 100 on Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway.

Qualifying kick started the evening with time trials for the Pro Late Models. Chenoweth was quickest of the healthy 20-car field, but rolled a 10 for the invert, placing the fast cars mid pack. Jay Doerr (No.43) started on pole for the drop of the green flag.

Delaware Speedway regulars were the story early on, with Doerr, Jamie Cox (No.22) and Matt Pritiko (No.21) all having their shot at leading the 100-lap affair. It wasn`t until Flamboro Speedway regular Dale Shaw (No.83) drove from ninth place on the starting grid to take the lead from Pritiko mid-way through the race that the locals made their presence felt. The two young drivers battled side-by side for several laps swapping the lead, until Pritiko was able to wrestle the top spot away from Shaw once again.

Elliott took the lead on lap 68 and was able to withstand the pressure from Chenoweth despite a few late restarts in the final stage of the race. Elliott draws first blood for Flamboro Speedway in the six race Delaware vs. Flamboro, Late Model mini-series.

Unoffical Top 5 – Pro Late Model APC 100

  1. (No.37) David Elliott
  2. (No.89c) Shawn Chenoweth
  3. (No.21) Matt Pritiko
  4. (No.3) Mark Watson
  5. (No.22) Jamie Cox

 

Tim Norris back in Victory Lane

Tim Norris (No.88) was able to overcome his troubles at Sunset Speedway a few weeks earlier for his first feature win of 2014 on the Ontario Pro Challenge circuit. Norris battled Justin Billington (No.24) all evening, jockeying for the top spot throughout both their qualifying heat and the feature.

The 30-lap race was filled with passing, including several lead changes. Dennis Thompson (No.02) was able to split the ongoing battle between Norris and Billington late in the race for a second-place finish.

Heat winners included Billington and Kyle Batty (No.38)

Unofficial Top 5 – Ontario Pro Challenge Feature

  1. (No.88) Tim Norris
  2. (No.02) Dennis Thompson
  3. (No.24) Justin Billington
  4. (No.3) Dale Wilson
  5. (No.91) Mike Westwood

 

Mike Holmes wins Mini Stock Feature

Mike Holmes (No.13) put his Chevy Cavalier in victory lane in the Mini Stock division after taking the lead away from Russ Aiken (No.71) part way through the event. The two drivers battled hard for the trophy, getting together a couple times.

“That’s his job,” said Holmes, referring to the late race hounding he received from Aiken

Last week’s Mini Stock winner Chad Corcoran (No.50) drove his way through the pack after starting deep in the field for a solid third-place finish.

Holmes was also able to pick up a heat win, along with Ken Stenhouse (No.5)

Unofficial top 5 – Mini Stock Feature

  1. (No.13) Mike Holmes
  2. (No.71) Russ Aiken
  3. (No.50) Chad Corcoran
  4. (No.44) Steve Simmons
  5. (No.26) Mark Klotz

 

Kevin Gallant top dog again

Kevin Gallant (No.31) found himself in Victory Lane in the Thunder Car Division. Gallant was in a good position when Bob Chenoweth (89c) and Brad Collison (No.13) tangled on the back stretch coming out of turn two, forcing Collison to pit, and Chenoweth to retire from the action.

Gallant was able to race his was past Dave Baily (No.49) and set sail for his second feature win in as many weeks.

Heat winners included Chenoweth and Shawn Arnott (No.76)

Unofficial top 5 – Thunder Car Feature

  1. (No.31) Kevin Gallant
  2. (No.27) Kevin Albers
  3. (No.02) Mark Burbridge
  4. (No.13) Bard Collison
  5. (No.49) Dave Bailey

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Chenoweth, Corcoran, Gallant, Karley and Taylor Big Winners at Flamboro

Chenoweth, Corcoran, Gallant, Karley and Taylor Big Winners at Flamboro

By Randy Spencer for Ontario Oval – After a week of rain, suuny and cooler weather awaited as the Grisdale Late Models made their first appearance of the 2014 racing season at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Two noticeable drivers were absent, Jason Shaw and Paul Howse won’t run Flamboro this year except for the occasional special event. Just eight drivers signed in for Late Models tonight but the season is still early and with the first APC Challenge 100 lap race next Saturday, many more will be on scene soon.

The night started as though there was a full moon on the horizon. The Pure Stocks started off and on the first lap, the 00 and 6 car got tangled on the front stretch on lap one. Wayde Thorne in the 6 was not at all pleased with the 00 car and showed his displeasure, exiting the car and hunting him down as the cars circled under caution. Several more cautions for altercations on laps 5 and 7 made it seem as though it was going to be a long night. Josh Shantz was out again this week and once again picked up a win in the heat.

In Mini Stock action, Chad Corcoran took the lead from Rick Robinson on lap two and took the checkered flag. In the second heat, Scott Simmons lead the first half of the race but Mike Holmes got by on lap six to pick up the win.

In the first Thunder Car heat, a delay when the 33 car of Mike Gilmour made hard contact with the back stretch wall. Bruce Wheller had a broken drive shaft on the same caution spewing oil and parts in corner one. When the mess was cleared, Big Bad Bob Chenoweth led all ten laps to pick his first win after getting back behind the wheel. In heat two, Brad Collison led from flag to flag to pick up the heat win.

The Late Models took to the track for their first race of the season, and Shawn Chenoweth led all ten laps making it three wins in a row for the London Recreational race team.

The Canadian Vintage Modifieds had sixteen cars signed in for their first event of 2014, the clubs 48th season. Jeremy Riopelle led all ten laps picking up the win in heat one while John Karley repeated that performance, leading all ten laps in heat two.

It was feature time and the Pure Stocks were up first for their fifteen lap main event. it looked as though the may be starting off as they did in heat one as the 31 car spun before one lap was complete. But after that it was smooth sailing as the 76 of Shawn Taylor led all the way but Josh Shantz in the 70 gave him all he could handle. If there was a few more laps, it would have been a real nail biter.

Chad Corcoran was on fire. After dealing with some transmission issues early, the young driver got out to a big lead. Lapped traffic made it difficult for Mike Holmes and Russ Aicken to make a serious challenge and as the checkered flag flew, it was Corcoran in victory lane.

Thunder Car feature was like the Mini Stock race, with Kevin Gallant getting out to a nice lead holding off the rest of the pack. Kevin Albers, Brad Collison and Shawn Arnott battled each other hard making for a great race.

The Late Model feature was up with thirty laps of exciting action. Shawn Chenoweth and Dale Shaw battled each other bumper to bumper. Chenoweth led the first 23 laps and going into turn four it appeared Shaw nudged Chenoweth sending him spinning to the infield. Both cars went to the back but before long they were back up front. Nick Roth took the lead on lap 24 but Chenoweth shot up from the back and was back in the lead on the next lap. Dale Shaw was back on Chenoweth’s bumper but wasn’t able to get by and Chenoweth took the checkered flag.

The final race of the night was the 25 lap feature for the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. As the cars tried so sort themselves out, there were three cautions in the first 8 laps. Looks like this year after three cautions the CVM will be starting the fourth time single file to help cut down on cautions. John Karley led early and Steve Trendell was giving him all he could handle. Half way through the race however Trendell retired to the pits after some sparking coming from the right front wheel. That put Brian Atkinson and 2013 champion Jason Keen on Karley’s bumper but the veteran racer held them off, led all 25 laps to pick up the win. Karley always seems to save some of his best performances for Flamboro Speedway.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join us next Saturday, May 24th for our first big race night of the young season. It’s the first APC (Auto Parts Centres) Challenge with 100 laps for Late Models. They’ll be joined by the Ontario Pro Challenge, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Ray�s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars. Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for ticket pricing and more details.

Photos by Derek Smith, racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat : #70 Josh Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #48 Steve Deleeuw, #7 Matt Young (DNF), #6 Wayde Thorne (DNF), #00 Rodney Rutherford (DNF)

Pure Stock Feature : #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Josh Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #48 Steve Deleeuw, #00 Rodney Rutherford (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #03 Jake Gilbert, #36 Hudson Nagy, #01 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #10 Courtney Scott

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #37 Rob Hoskins, #44 Scott Simmons, #61 Chad Ditner, #12 Darren Dryden, #2 Mark Dennis, #97 Blair Wickett, #26 Mark Klotz (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature : #50 Chad Corcoran, #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #44 Scott Simmons, #12 Darren Dryden, #26 Mark Klotz, #61 Cad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #97 Blair Wickett, #2 Mark Dennis, #42 Rick Robinson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #10 Courtney Scott, #05 Dave Goodacre, #36 Hudson Nagy (DNS), #37 Rob Hoskins (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Bob Chenoweth, #31 Kevin Gallant, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #76 Shawn Arnott, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF), #41 Bruce Wheller (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin Albers, #49 Dave Bailey, #38 Bill Pearsall, #3 Jack Myers, #01 Wayne Phillips

Thunder Car Feature : #31 Kevin Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #39 Bob Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #3 Jack Myers, #38 Bill Pearsall, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #01 Wayne Phillips (DNF), #33 Mike Gilmour (DNS), #41 Bruce Wheller (DNS)

Late Model Heat : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #61 Brent Wheller, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #29 Bob Wood, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Rick Baskett

Late Model Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #61 Brent Wheller, #29 Bob Wood, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Rick Baskett (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #57 Steve Trendell, #7 Mike Williams, #15 T.J. Marshall, #08 Al Shepstone, #44 Rick Schurr, #5 Mike Podd, #38 Dustin Hood

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #19 John Karley, #9 Steve Lyons, #92 Brian Atkinson, #18 Jason Keen, #50 Joe Atkinson, #6 Adrian Donkers, #99 Rick Jones, #14 Jerrid Morphy

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #19 John Karley, #92 Brian Atkinson, #18 Jason Keen, #6 Adrian Donkers, #15 T.J. Marshall, #7 Mike Williams, #9 Steve Lyons, #50 Joe Atkinson, #08 Al Shepstone, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #44 Rick Schurr, #14 Jerrid Morphy, #38 Dustin Hood, #99 Rick Jones (DNF), #57 Steve Trendell (DNF), #5 Mike Podd (DNF)

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DeMan, Strawn, Chenoweth, Pearsall, Aicken & Hils Take Wins At Flamboro Speedway

DeMan, Strawn, Chenoweth, Pearsall, Aicken & Hils Take Wins At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer for Ontario Oval – Rain forced the cancellation of racing last weekend at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway but the weather was sunny and dry for the second weekend of racing of the 2014 racing season. The Ontario Modifeds and Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets got their seasons under way and were joined by our regular weekly divisions, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, Ponderosa Nature Resort  Pro Four Modifieds and the Ray s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars.

The Pure Stocks got things underway first. Josh Shantz was behind the wheel of the #70 Pure Stock. Last year, Shantz finished third in the Mini Stock points race and this year has moved up to a 602 Crate Sprint Car but took out his dad Danny’s car on this night. He didn’t show any signs of rust as he moved up from the back of the pack and took the first heat of the night with a turn four pass on the final lap, just inching across the line first.

Jake Gilbert picked up his first checkered flag at Flamboro in the first Mini Stock heat. The #42 of Rick Robinson led the first four laps but started to smoke and on lap 9 spilled oil forcing a caution and the race ended under caution with Gilbert in the winner’s circle. In the second heat, Darren Dryden led early but the crafty veteran from New Hamburg, Russ Aicken got by and went on to win heat #2.

In Thunder Car heat action, Shawn Arnott led from start to finish getting his first win of 2014. Kevin Albers did  likewise, led flag to flag picking up his first win of the new season. The real battle in this one was for second to fourth as Kevin Gallant, Shawn Chenoweth and Brad Collison were door to door and bumper to bumper for ten laps.

Nick Lees picked up the heat win on the Ontario Modified qualifier. Craig Shaver led all ten laps in his Pro 4 Modified heat for the win but not without Brian Nanticoke giving him all he could handle.

The Can Am Midgets closed out heat races with Darren McLennan and Jeff Blackburn picking up wins. After an intermission they also ran their B Main feature. Barry Dunn went for a wild ride as he rode the wall and took a hard hit. Adam Racine took the checkers.

It was feature time and the Pure Stocks were up first. Gillian Hils and Andy Wheller led the field to green. Hils led flag to flag picking up her second career feature race win.

Mini Stocks took the track next for their 25 lap feature. Jake Gilbert led for the first three laps but Russ Aicken got by and took over the lead. Mike Holmes lost the right rear wheel on his car in turns three and four and his night was over early. Aiken continued to lead while Rob Hoskins and Jake Gilbert battled it out behind him. Aiken crossed the line first and with the win in the feature and heat to go along with a second last week, his year is off to a great start. Thunder Cars were led onto the track by Shawn Arnott and Dave Bailey. Arnott was building a nice lead until a caution came out on lap 8 when Kevin Gallant and Bobby Mercer got tangled. Arnott  kept the lead on the restart as the race progressed. With less than ten laps remaining, Arnott was given the black flag  by the starter. Arnott fell back and that enabled Shawn Chenoweth to take over the lead and pick up the feature win.

The Pro 4 Modified feature was next with Robert Mercer leading early with Bill Pearsall in hot pursuit. A mix up between the 93 and 63 cars put Petit into the wall bringing out the caution. On the restart, Pearsall proved to much for Petit, took the race lead and went onto his first feature race win of the young season.

The Ontario Modifieds took to the track for their Modified Spring Shakedown Invitational. Chad Strawn led early. Bill Pickford spun in turn three on lap 14 bringing out a caution. Another caution shortly after when the #7 and #95 got tangled in turn 4. On the restart the problems continued when the red flag came out as the 09 car had flames shooting out from the engine. The race continued on caution free and Chad Strawn crossed the line first for his first feature win in a modified.

The final feature of the night was for  the Can Am Midgets. Ryan Fraser and Jeff Blackburn led the field to green and battled each other hard until the 49 car of Lucas Smith spun in turns one and two on lap six. Smith’s woes continued as he went over on his side, bringing out another red flag stop. Smith was ok, the race continued with last years points champion Mack Deman getting by Blackburn and held on for the feature win.

Make sure you join us next week as the Grisdale Late Models make their first appearance of 2014, joined by the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ray s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars and the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $14.60, Senior & Student $12.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $32.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $30.00 for non members, Members (with pit pass) $25.00 HST is included. ($25.00 member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014 events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit Gates.

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat : #70 Josh Shantz, #31 Andy Wheller, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #76 Shawn Taylor, #00 Bill Rutherford, #7 Matt Young, #57 Chris Longthorne

Pure Stock Feature : #32 Gillian Hils, #31 Andy Wheller, #70 Josh Shantz, #6 Wayde Thorne, #76 Shawn Taylor, #7 Matt Young, #00 Bill Rutherford, #57 Chris Longthorne

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #03 Jake Gilbert, #01 Mark DaSilva, #36 Hudson Nagy, #75 Scott Mast, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #42 Rick Robinson (DNF), #10 Courtney Scott

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #37 Rob Hoskins, #12 Darren Dryden, #61 Chad Ditner, #26 Mark Klotz, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #2 Mark Dennis

Mini Stock Feature : #71 Russ Aicken, #37 Rob Hoskins, #03 Jake Gilbert, #12 Darren Dryden, #26 Mark Klotz, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #2 Mark Dennis, #05 Dave Goodacre, #10 Courtney Scott, #62 Ashley Holmes, #36 Hudson Nagy, #42 Rick Robinson (DNF), #13 Mike Holmes (DNF), #75 Scott Mast (DNF)

Pro Four Heat : #8 Craig Shaver, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #63 Mark Lucas, #93 Dan Petit, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #68 Aaron Turkey, #23 Linc Erison, #91 Robert Mercer (DNF), #38 Bill Pearsall (DNS)

Pro Four Feature : #38 Bill Pearsall, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #91 Robert Mercer, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #69 Aaron Turkey, #23 Linc Erison, #63 Mark Lucas (DNF), #93 Dan Petit (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #17 Tristan Gill, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #27 Kevin Albers, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #13 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #8 Steve perry, #41 Bruce Wheller

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #8 Steve Perry, #17 Tristan Gill, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Bruce Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #14 Rob Istead, #3 Kevin Gallant (DNF)

Ontario Modified Heat : #09 Nick Lees, #7 Brent Mclean, #95 Rob Warnes, #61 Bill Pickford, #65 Bill Burrows, #77 Chad Strawn, #88 Ryan Dick, #90 Rick Warnes, #62 Randy Hollingsworth, #07 Alex Lees (DNS)

Ontario Modified Feature : #77 Chad Strawn, #95 Rob Warnes, #7 Brent McLean, #88 Ryan Dick, #65 Bill Burrows, #61 Bill Pickford, #90 Rick Warnes (DNF), #09 Nick Lees (DNF), #62 Randy Hollingsworth (DNF), #07 Alex Lees (DNS)

Can Am Midget Heat #1 : #48 Darren McLennan, #3 Todd Creswell, #40 Mack Deman, #94 Ryan Fraser, #99 Daniel Bois, #49 Lucas Smith, #84Tyler Turnbull, #20 Rob Divenanzo, #22 Chris Bauman, #64 Dave Hickson

Can Am Midget Heat #2 : #7 Jeff Blackburn, #14 Dylon Smith, #12 Dave Balych, #16 Chris Holman, #31 Kent Turnbull, #43 Adrian Stahle, #37 Adam Racine, #63 Barry Dunn, #4 Ryan Hunsinger

Can Am Midget B Feature : #37 Adam Racine, #49 Lucas Smith, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #20 Rob Divenanzo, #22 Chris Bauman, #24 Al Smith, #4 Ryan Hunsinger, #63 Barry Dunn (DNF), #64 Dave Hickson (DNF)

Can Am Midget Feature : #40 Mack Deman, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #3 Todd Creswell, #94 Ryan Fraser, #74 Rob Neely, #37 Adam Racine, #12 Dave Balych, #99 Daniel Bois, #16 Chris Holman, #48 Darren McLennan, #43 Adrain Stahle, #31 Kent Turnbull, #4 Ryan Hunsinger, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #22 Chris Bauman, #24 Al Smith, #20 Rob Divenanzo, #49 Lucas Smith (DNF), #64 Dave Hickson (DNF)

Photos by Larissa Spencer

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Flamboro Speedway Kicks Off 2014 Season

Flamboro Speedway Kicks Off 2014 Season

By Randy Spencer for Ontario Oval – After 7 long winter months, Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway officially got the 2014 Ontario Short Track racing scene under way, dropping the green flag on their 53rd season. The weather was overcast, windy and cool but that didn’t stop the Flamboro faithful from enjoying opening night. Eight Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, Nineteen Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, Eight Ponderosa Nature Resort  Pro Four Modifieds and Fifteen Ray’s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars were signed in to kick things off.

Everyone was chomping at the bit to get their season off to a good start. A little bit of musical chairs should make it an interesting race for points this season. Multi time Mini Stock points champion Dave Bailey has moved up to the Thunder Car division this year and that will leave it wide open for someone to take the crown. There are several racers that hope to wear that crown. Russ Aicken and Mike Holmes both showed they’re ready for a battle this year. If Rob Hoskins can make it out on a regular basis, you can’t count him out either. Danny Shantz wasn’t out for the first night and although registered, the 2013 Pure Stock champion will have a tough time making up lost ground. There are several drivers ready to take the top spot including Wayde Thorne, Shawn Taylor and Gillian Hils, just to name a few. In the Pro Fours, defending champion Brian Nanticoke will be looking to repeat. He will have a tough time against the likes of his brother Dan, Bill  Pearsall, Dan Petit and several other great drivers. In the Thunder Car division, Kevin Gallant will have his hands full trying to repeat. With Dave Bailey joining the division, that mkes it all the harder for back to back championships for Gallant. Brad Collison, Mark Burbridge, Kevin Albers and a host of others will do their best to take home the 2014 championship.

The Pure Stocks got things underway with Wayde Thorne taking the heat. Mike Holmes and Rob Hoskins won their heats in the Mini Stock division, while Bill Pearsall took the Pro F|our heat and Mark Burbridge and Kevin Gallant took checkers in the Thunder Car heat races. Feature time saw Wayde Thorne and Matt Young sitting on the pole for the Pure Stocks. Thorne led for the first ten laps but Shawn Taylor got by and held the lead for a few laps. Heading into turn three on the final lap, Thorne made a great crossover move to get by Taylor and cross the line first taking the first feature checkered flag of 2014.

The Mini Stocks were up next for their 25 laps feature with three top guns up front. Mike Holmes sat on the pole followed by Rob Hoskins and Russ Aicken. An early caution on the first lap as Ashley Holmes got mixed up with Dave Goodacre and Ken Stenhouse coming out of turn two. From their on out, bumper to bumper and door to door excitement saw Mike Holmes leading from start to finish with Aicken and Hoskins close behind. The Pro Fours started out quick but on lap three, Mike Westwood lost and engine going down the front stretch and Dan Petit got caught up in the oil and hit the turn one wall. Robert Mercer led the whole way holding off a charging group that include Dan & Brian Nanticoke and Mark Millard. I believe that was Mercer’s first ever Pro Four feature win. Bill Pearsall who ran away with the heat had mechanical problems and was unable to take the green. The Thunder Car feature would close the night of racing with their 25 lap feature race. Shawn  Chenoweth was out in the brand new London Recreational prepared car for the heat after having some rear end problems in practice. They raced back to the shop to get some parts and made it back for the heat but a few laps in they faced the same issue and his night was over early. Not the way that team wanted to start 2014. Mark Burbridge and Kevin Gallant were up front as the green flag flew. Burbridge like some of the other feature winners led flag to flag picking up his first feature win of the new season. Collison and Albers battled tooth and nail for second and third. All three cars were battling lapped traffic and with five laps to go, Burbridge threaded the needle, slipped through between the #3 and #76 and took Collison and Albers with him. That brought to an end and exciting first night of racing. If that is any indication, we are in for a very exciting year of racing.

Make sure you join us next week as the Grisdale Late Models make their first appearance of 2014, joined by the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ray’s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro Four Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $14.60, Senior & Student $12.00, Children (12 and under) $3.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $32.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $30.00 for non members, Members (with pit pass) $25.00 HST is included. ($25.00 member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014 events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit Gates.

Unofficial Results 

Pure Stock Heat : #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young, #76 Shawn Taylor, #00 Rodney Rutherford, #32 Gillian Hils, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #48 Steve Deleeuw, #3 Andrew Sterling (NS)

Pure Stock Feature : #6 Wayde Thorne, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #00 Rodney Rutherford, #48 Steve Deleeuw, #32 Rebecca Corcoran (NF), #7 Matt Young (NF), #3 Andrew Sterling (NS)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #12 Darren Dryden, #75 Scott Mast, #44 Scott Simmons (J), #88 Jake Watson, #62 Ashley Holmes, #03 Jake Gilbert, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #37 Rob Hoskins, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #42 Rick Robinson, #72 Rick Schwartzenburg, #10 Courtney Scott, #50 Chad Corcoran (NS)

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #37 Rob Hoskins, #44 Scott Simmons, #12 Darren Dryden, #61 Chad Ditner, #50 Chad Corcoran, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #05 Dave Goodacre, #72 Rick Schwartzenburg, #10 Courtney Scott, #62 Ashley Holmes (NF), #75 Scott Mast (NF), #88 Jake Watson (NF), #42 Rick Robinson (NF), #24 Tyler Mayhew (NS)

Pro Four Heat : #38 Bill Pearsall, #93 Dan Petit, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Mark Millard, #68 Mike Westwood, #91 Robert Mercer, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #23 Linc Ericson

Pro Four Feature : #91 Robert Mercer, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #8 Mark Millard, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Pettit (NF), #68 Mike Westwood (NF), #38 Bill Pearsall (NS)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #33 Mike Gilmour, #76 Shawn Arnott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth (NF)

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #17 Tristan Gill, #49 Dave Bailey, #14 Rob Istead, #3 Jack Myers, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #18 Kacey Huffman (NF)

Thunder Car Feature : #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #31 Kevin Gallant, #17 Tristan Gill, #7 Bobby Mercer, #49 Dave Bailey, #33 Mike Gilmour, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #14 Rob Istead, #76 Shawn Arnott, #3 Jack Myers, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #18 Kacey Huffman, #89 Shawn Chenoweth (NS)

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Spira Racing Putting Final Touches On 2014 Preparations

Spira Racing Putting Final Touches On 2014 Preparations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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