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Humberstone Getting Ready For 2013 Racing Season

Humberstone Getting Ready For 2013 Racing Season

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO… The staff and officials of the New Humberstone Speedway are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2013 racing season. The season will officially kick off with the annual car show at the Seaway Mall from March 25th through April 2nd. The racecars will hit the track for the first time during the track’s two practice sessions on Wednesday April 17th and Sunday April 28th.

“The car show gives our drivers exposure to potential new sponsors and also gives the track exposure to potentially new fans from all across the region” says Humberstone Director of Public and Media Relations Steven Petty. The Seaway Mall is located on the corner of Woodlawn Road and Main Street in Welland and features 120 shops and services. It is in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula and is one of Niagara’s top shopping destinations.

Humberstone’s season opener will get the green flag on Sunday May 5th starting promptly at 6:00pm. Another highlight on the schedule is the appearance and tour stop number one of the Go Nuclear Late Model Tour on Sunday May 19th. “We are proud and honored to be the first race on the schedule for this new and upcoming series” Petty said. The John Puhl Memorial featuring the Go Nuclear Late Models will also feature the Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman, JC Auto Street Stocks, Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks, Trackside Decals Mini Stocks and the Frontier Auto Dismantlers Pure Stocks and will conclude with Victoria Day Fireworks. You can like the Go Nuclear Late Models on Facebook and follow the series on Twitter @GoNuclearSeries. More information on the Go Nuclear Late Model Series can be found online at www.gonuclearlatemodelseries.com

Humberstone management is reminding fans about the special offer that the track posted on its Twitter. If fans attend 14 races this season, the 15th race is free.  “We are saying thank you to our fans that support us each race week” says Director of Public and Media Relations Steven Petty. The 2013 season lid-lifter will take place on Sunday May 5th starting at 6:00pm and admission prices are just five dollars.

Speedway management would also like to remind racers that the special discounted prices on Season Passes will be good until March 31st. Season Passes for the Pure Stocks, Pro 4 Trucks and Mini Stocks is $200 while the Street Stocks, Sportsman and Late Model competitors will pay $250. Management is also reminding the drivers that they need to have a Humberstone Membership in order to receive point fund money. Call the speedway office for more information on membership and season passes.

The New Humberstone Speedway would like to thank all the new and returning Weekly Series Sponsors: Cosco Haulage (DIRTcar Sportsman), Peters Excavating (UMP/DIRTcar Pro Late Models), J.C. Auto (Street Stocks), Mike Knapp Ford (Pro 4 Trucks), Trackside Decals (Mini Stocks) and Frontier Auto Dismantlers (Pure Stocks).

The New Humberstone Speedway is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). For more information, please visit us on the world wide web at www.humberstonespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @NewHumberstone and like us on Facebook. Don’t forget to bring your portable FM radios and listen to all the action. You can also call the speedway at (905) 834-4002 or the speedway office at Cosco Haulage (905) 935-2886

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Insta-Insulation “Smart Comfort, Smart Cash Bonus” Announced At Ohsweken, Merrittville And Humberstone

Insta-Insulation “Smart Comfort, Smart Cash Bonus” Announced At Ohsweken, Merrittville And Humberstone

Ohsweken, Ontario – March 8, 2013 – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to partner with Insta-Insulation and regional tracks Merrittville Speedway and Humberstone Speedway to offer a special bonus to Thunder/Street Stock drivers.

Humberstone’s move back to regular Sunday night racing in 2013 has brought back the opportunity for racers to regularly compete 3 times per week at the dirt tracks in their region. Insta-Insulation will give those racers a chance at the $300 “Smart Comfort, Smart Cash Bonus”. The bonus will be paid to the first driver this season who wins a feature in Ohsweken’s Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, Merrittville’s Hoosier Stocks, and Humberstone’s J.C. Auto Street Stocks in the same weekend.

“Insta-Insulation is pleased to provide the extra incentive for our local racers to showcase their talents at Humberstone, Merrittville, and Ohsweken,” said Insta-Insulation owner Alex Schuts in making the announcement.

Currently there are 13 weekends eligible for the bonus May 17 and September 8. The following weekends will not be eligible, as either Ohsweken or Humberstone do not have Thunder/Street Stock races scheduled on these dates: June 21-23, July 12-14, and August 2-4.

Insta-Insulation has been satisfying customers since 1991, delivering superior service, expertise, and insulation products in the Greater Toronto Area, and throughout Southwestern Ontario. They provide only the best to their customers, and they are committed to helping you save money, and get the most out of your investment. Insta-Insulation is also the official insulation contractor for Mike Holmes. Call Insta-Insulation toll-free at 1-800-668-0311, or visit their website at www.InstaInsulation.com

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.  

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Contact:
Tommy Goudge
Ohsweken Speedway
Media Relations
media@ohswekenspeedway.com

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Crack the Code, Win $100,000 At New Humberstone Speedway

Crack the Code, Win $100,000 At New Humberstone Speedway

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO… Have you ever imagined the thought of going to the track and walking away with $100,000? You have that chance this season at the New Humberstone Speedway. Fans will have the opportunity to leave the Safe Cracker 100 on Sunday September 15th with an extra $100,000.

25 qualifiers will get the chance to crack the code and leave with the cash. Our friends at Mike Knapp Ford is providing the opportunity of a lifetime for one lucky person who gets the safe open. “Every time fans purchase an Adult or Senior ticket for the Grandstands, they get a ballot to enter the Qualifying draw” says Director of Race Night Operations Clinton Geoffrey.  15 fans names will be chosen an added to list of qualifiers on the night of the Safe Cracker 100 Sportsman Race on Sept 15th 2013.  In order to qualify to get your name possibly drawn, fans must be in attendance on that night to win a qualifying position. Fans that are qualified into the drawing to crack the code will be joined by the winners of the All Canadian Championships as well as some lucky costumers of Mike Knapp Ford.

Speedway management would also like to announce that if fans attend 14 races at Humberstone in 2013, the 15th race is free. “We are saying thank you to our fans that support us each race week” says Director of Public and Media Relations Steven Petty. The 2013 season lid-lifter will take place on Sunday May 5th starting at 6:00pm and admission prices are just five dollars.

The New Humberstone Speedway would like to thank all the new and returning Weekly Series Sponsors: Cosco Haulage (DIRTcar Sportsman), Peters Excavating (UMP/DIRTcar Pro Late Models), J.C. Auto (Street Stocks), Mike Knapp Ford (Pro 4 Trucks), Trackside Decals (Mini Stocks) and Frontier Auto Dismantlers (Pure Stocks).

The New Humberstone Speedway is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). For more information, please visit us on the world wide web at www.humberstonespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @NewHumberstone and like us on Facebook. Don’t forget to bring your portable FM radios and listen to all the action. You can also call the speedway at (905) 834-4002 or the speedway office at Cosco Haulage (905) 935-2886

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Humberstone Speedway Releases 2013 Schedule And Welcomes New Officials

Humberstone Speedway Releases 2013 Schedule And Welcomes New Officials

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO… The New Humberstone Speedway is anxiously awaiting the start of the 2013 racing season at the Port Colborne speedplant.  With excitement and anticipation, Track management would like to officially announce that Humberstone is returning to Sunday nights in 2013 with racing starting at 6:00pm sharp.

The New Humberstone Speedway had their rules meeting for all divisions on Wednesday January 30th at the Americana Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. As part of the meeting, it was announced that the Late Models, are now being sanctioned by DIRTcar Northeast and will race under the UMP/DIRTcar banner.  “It’s great to see tracks like Humberstone Speedway continue to develop their DIRTcar relationship as they expand their weekly racing program. The fans will truly benefit as the region’s race teams will have more opportunities to compete,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Director of Series and Sanctioning for DIRTcar Northeast. “These additions will be especially helpful for some of our western New York racers and Canadian racers, giving them a chance to race in weekly events at a track close to home.”

Speedway management announced that longtime announcer Clinton Geoffrey is returning and is the new Director of Race Night Operations.  Joining Geoffrey in the announcers box will be Dave “the Dude” Buchanan, announcer at the Ransomville Speedway. Steven Petty is also coming on board this season to be the tracks new PR Director. Petty comes from a long racing background and is a columnist in the Gater Racing News.

The tentative schedule is available online and the Modifieds make their return to Humberstone on eight occasions in 2013. Modified drivers can choose whether or not to race their Big Blocks or their Small Blocks. The drivers can also earn their home track points at Humberstone and use them towards the overall Mr. DIRT Title.  The schedule also features the return of the Empire Super Sprints to Humberstone on Sunday June 30th and Topless Night will be on June 16th. The All Canadian Championships will take center stage on August 4th and the visit from the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series will be on September 8th with their 100 lap special being a week later on September 15th. The popular Eve of Destruction with all its metal mayhem will take place on September 22nd. The season will officially wrapup on Saturday November 16th with the annual Awards Banquet and Dinner, once again being held at the Americana Conference and Spa Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The New Humberstone Speedway would like to say a special thank you to all of the new and returning  Weekly Series Sponsors. Cosco Haulage (DIRTcar Sportsman), Peters Excavating (UMP/DIRTcar Late Models), J.C. Auto (Street Stocks), Niagara Auto Sales (Pro 4 Trucks), Trackside Vinyl (Mini Stocks), and Frontier Auto Dismantlers (Pure Stocks)

The New Humberstone Speedway is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). For more information, please visit us on the world wide web atwww.humberstonespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @dtdhumber and like us on Facebook. You can also call the speedway at (905) 834-4002 or the speedway office at Cosco Haulage (905) 935-2886

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2012 Comes To A Close With The Eve Of Destruction At Humberstone

2012 Comes To A Close With The Eve Of Destruction At Humberstone

Port Colborne,ON by Les Mawson (humberstonepr@yahoo.ca) – With the running of the JC Auto Eve Of Destruction, with special thanks to Chris Johnson, the highly successful and sellout crowd was highly entertained and eventful 2012 racing season comes to a close and racers and race fans alike are now chomping at the bit, waiting for the 2013 racing season to get here!

After 75 crash-filled laps,the winner of the Enduro race was Ohsweken competitor Karl Sault with two J C Auto Street Stock regulars Steve “Smokey” Robison second and Dave Bitner Jr third. Former Ohsweken technical inspector Glenn Hils was the leader for a good part of the early going but dropped out with engine problems.

The ladies race was next with track general manager Bob Davidson’s sister Crystal Davidson picking up the win and second spot going to Sarah Rutherford.Third spot went to Emily Puchalski, getting the best finish of the Armstrong family. Not too sure where Carrie wound up, just not last!

Next up was the flagpole race and after twelve laps, it was another of the Hils brothers picking up the win, namely Chris Hils. Scoring for this race was somewhat confused, so at this point, all I know is the winner.

The Backwards race was next and once again, the early leader was Glenn Hils, but yet again, he had problems and had to retire from the race, leaving the victory to Peter Polchak.

A new event for 2012 was a 2 car chain race which was quite interesting with a big field of very diversified entries varying from Jason Coutu’s Jeep and his old mini stock to two Chevy Astro vans tied together. Once again, the Hils Brothers entry with Glenn driving and Karl Sault in the towed car showed they did their homework and won this race as well.

The long jump was next and finally someone else had a chance to take it as the Hils’ stayed out of this one! With a combined jump of over one hundred feet, it was Erick Muise the winner with Guy Deschamps second and Shawn Willen third.

The always wild and wooly trailer race was next with all manner of trailers ranging from a full size house trailer to a little plastic wagon with pit steward Louie Caetano in it(no he didn’t stay in it for the whole race!) with also the usual boat trailers. On the first lap, one of the boats fell off(like it was supposed to) right in front of everybody on the front stretch and at the end,one of the drivers in the back of the pack Coutu, ran it over to the enjoyment of the crowd! Again, the winner was Glenn Hils, adding to his overall point score.

The next event up was the small car demolition derby with a good size field of about 15 cars and after all the crashing and banging, it was Chris Hils the winner in this one.

The second to last event of the day was the large car demolition with an even bigger field than the small one,with vans and trucks in it! One of the trucks wound up getting stuck between cars and then another driver drove his car backwards right over the top of the box of the truck, much to the amusement of all in attendance! The winner after all was said and done was Teddy Sheppard!

So with all that, the overall winner was Glenn Hils of the Hils Brothers team and with that, the 2012 season is now over, put to bed, and we hope to see each and every one of you race fans next year!

Up next for Humberstone Speedway will be the Post Season Banquet at the Beautiful Americana Resort, Spa and Water Park in Niagara Falls on Lundy’s Lane. This will be held on November 10th with more information to follow. Visit http://www.humberstonespeedway.com when more information is made available.

You’ll find The New Humberstone Speedway  2 miles East of of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the Buffalo / Fort Erie border at the Peace Bridge. For further information, call Humberstone Speedway at: 905-834-4002 or  Cosco Haulage at: 905-935-2886.Visit Humberstone on the web:  http://www.humberstonespeedway.com/ and join your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Special thanks to our New Humberstone Speedway Weekly Series Sponsors and Divisions: Frontier Auto Dismantler Pure Stocks, Weekend Motorsports Mini Stocks, Niagara Auto Sales Pro 4 Trucks, J.C. Auto Street Stocks, Peters Excavating FASTRAK Late Models and Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman.

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McPherson Wins Humberstone DIRTcar Sportsman Tour Race

McPherson Wins Humberstone DIRTcar Sportsman Tour Race

Port Colborne,ON by Les Mawson(humberstonepr@yahoo.ca)

The weather all weekend may have been damp and dreary but for Tyler McPherson, it was all sunshine as between Friday night at Ransomville, Saturday night at Merrittville and here at the New Humberstone Speedway for the special DIRTcar Fall Tour race, he went three for three and took home all the money!
In the 50 lap Trever Wilkens Memorial 50 lap COSCO HAULAGE  Mr DIRT-CAR Sportsman Tour event, time trials set up the qualifying heats and a redraw, there were two invaders on the front row namely, from St.Robert, PQ Martin Pelletier and from Cayuga, NY Dave Marcuccilli and on the drop of the green flags from John Veach, Marcuccilli moved out to the early lead coming out of turn two. His progress would be immedaitely slowed by a yellow flag for a big collision in turns one and two involving Greg Panunte, Jesse Cotriss, Justin Sharp and Brandon Easey. All were able to continue. It would take four tries to get some sort of rythum where there wasn’t any “stop and go” and Marcuccilli would still be in the lead but pressure from Pelletier and then Tyler McPherson, I’m guessing, wore him down and on lap 39, he bobbled just a little bit and that was all that McPherson needed to get by and he wound up leading the last ten laps to pick up the three-peat for the weekend.  Pelletieralso slipped by Marcuccilli for second with Marcuccilli hanging on for third. Fourth was Greg Panunte with Gary Lindberg fifth. Heat winners were Adam Leslie, Pelletier, James Michael Friesen and Mathieu Desjardins with the two consi’s going to Corey Wheeler and Mark Chiddy.

 

PETERS EXCAVATING FASTRAK Late Models: With the points already decided last week, most of the drivers decided to take this week off,so there was only a 5 lap”Dash for Dash” that was won by Kenny Winfield with Luke Carleton second and Tim Gillespie third. Rob Ledingham subbing for Paul Milligan was fourth with Bill Gill fifth. The lone heat winner was Gillespie.

 

J C AUTO Street Stocks: Humberstone Speedway held Round 3 of their Top Of The Rock Street Stock Series, 30 Street Stocks attempted to qualify for the 24 car field. With the other tracks in the area being dark tonight,there was a full field of cars for tonight’s feature. With the “heads-up start’ in the 25 lap main for tonight, the first heat winner, Jason Fontaine was on the pole with the second heat winner, Cory Turner beside him. On the start, Fontaine got out to the early lead and held it for the first two laps, surrendering it to Turner just before the first caution flag for a jingle between Steve Robison and Sean Letts. During this caution period, Fontaine would retire to the pits and not return. Turner would lead the next eight laps before bowing to the pressure that Kevin Knapp was putting on him for those eight laps. Dave Small, subbing for Bryce Richardson, was making a spirited charge through the field, bringing Kenny Sargent along with him, getting up to the back of Turner just before the last caution came out for another spin by Robison. This would be all that Knapp needed to hold off Turner for the win.Small would finish third with Sargent fourth and Paul Reichel fifth. Heat winners were Fontaine, C. Turner, Jordan Fidler and Reichel with the consi going to Ryan Turner. Earlier this season, Ken sargent won rounds 1 and 2 of the series.

 

NIAGARA AUTO SALES Pro 4 Trucks: Starting on the front row was Hilary Haegens with Taylor Vanderzanden along side of her. On the drop of the green, it was Haegens getting the jump on the field, setting off about the best race of the year for the class. Adam Nicholls moved past Vanderzanden after a good side by side battle and then Vanderzanden had his hands full holding off Mike Toovey and Lee Sleight. Nicholls would almost get by Haegens on various occasions but could not get by her. At the finish, it was Haregens getting her fourth win of 2012, Nicholls was second with Vanderzanden third. Fourth was Toovey and fifth was Sleight. Heat winners were Haegens and Vanderzanden.

 

WEEKEND MOTORSPORTS Mini Stocks: Starting on the pole was supposed to be Greg Wilson but he was having problems with his #33 so Brandon Iudiciani moved up to the first starting spot with Tyler Lafantaisie on the outside. On the start, Lafantaisie took the early lead with Iudiciani right on his tail. Lafantaisie would lead the first seven laps, surviving the first two cautions, the first for Rob Overholt and Nate Monahan, the second one coming on the restart with Steve Vanderzanden spinning in turn two right in front of everybody with Overholt and Monahan piling into him along with Evan Curtis. Just after the restart for this, Iudiciani would get by Lafantaisie bringing Chris Laskey and Aaron Wiley with him and hold them off for the rest of the run. On lap eleven, Wilson’s night would go from bad to worse as he lost the right front tire. This bunched up the field and set up an exciting finish with Lafantaisie, Kyle Pelrine and Ron Loggie running three-wide on the last lap for the fourth spot with Lafantaisie getting it. Iudiciani picked up just his second win of 2012 with Laskey second and Wiley third. Lafantaisie was fourth with Pelrine fifth. Heat winners were Iudiciani and Curtis.

 

FRONTIER AUTO DISMANTLERS Pure Stocks: Starting on the front row was Sam Iftody with points leader Kyle Rothwell along side. On the start, Iftody grabbed the early lead and never headed after that. Leroy Buscumb was running third until he had some issues with his #71 and had to go pitside. Even a last lap yellow flag for a spin by Billy Smith couldn’t deter Iftody from picking up his fifth win of 2012. Rothwell was second with Kyle Tomaski third. Fourth was Brad Booker with Olivier Larocque fifth. The lone heat winner was Buscumb.

 

An Eve Of Destruction Enduro Qualifier of 30 laps was held but was shortened after a nasty rollover by Leroy Buscumb who was shaken up. This brought a halt to the Enduro after 15 laps and the winner was: Chris Somos followed by Kenny Sargent and Jason Coutu.
Just one more night of regular racing left in the 2012 season with the EVE OF DESTRUCTION on Friday September 23with a starting time of 7:15! Next Friday night is the final points night for the Frontier Auto Dismantler Pure Stocks, Weekend Motorsports Mini Stocks, Niagara Auto Sales Pro 4 Trucks and the J.C. Auto Street Stocks.The EVE OF DESTRUCTION starts at 1:00 so be there early to get a good seat!

 

50 LAP TREVER WILKENS MEMORIAL SPORTSMAN TOUR
1)777 TYLER Mc PHERSON 2)92Martin Pelletier 3)M1 Dave Marcuccilli 4)99P Greg Panunte 5)28 Gary Lindberg 6)54 Mark Chiddy 7)77Jr BJ Willard 8)06 Brandon Easey 9)66F Darrell Farraway 10)7 Cody McPherson 11)8s Justin Sharp 12)1m Mathieu Desjardins 13)00 Jesse Penner 14)5s Matt Sharpe 15)16 Brent Begolo 17)55c Jesse Cotriss 18)10 Josh VanBrocklin 19)15 Adam Leslie 20)38 Austin Wood 21)23Jr Shayne Pierce 22)63 Chris Herbison 23)47s Corey Wheeler 24)80 Steve Barber 25)MR18 Brad Rouse 26)52F JM Friesen 27)18Jr Louie Jackson Jr 28)34 Ron MacAuley 29)52 Jessica Power 30)66 Danny Wiesner

25 Lap   Top Of The Rock Street Stock Series
1)4K KEVIN KNAPP 2)33t Cory Turner 3)11R Dave Small 4)25 Ken Sargent 5)711 Paul Reichel 6)28 Jim Lampman 7)5 Jeff Dayman 8)31B Barry Blanchard 9)22F Jordan Fidler 10)23 Pete Stefanski 11) 151 Bob McNamara 12)9 Tyler Anderson 13)21 Paul Wichert 14)08 Shawn Wilson 15)23x Dave Bitner 16)x Steve Robison 17)28C Doug Crawford 18)4c Chris Crawford 19)91 Ryan Turner 20)40SL Sean Letts 21)2 Jaren Israel 22)86 Terry Ronning 23)1J Jason Fontaine and 24)22N Webb Nashwinter

FASTRAK Late Model Dash For Cash
1) 82 KENNY WINFIELD 2)97 Luke Carleton 3)15 Tim Gillespie 4)m5 Rob Ledingham 5)49 Bill Gill

15 Lap Pro 4 Truck Feature
1)7 HILARY HAEGENS 2)55 Adam Nicholls 3)74 Taylor Vanderzanden 4)2V Mike Toovey 5)11s Lee Sleight 6)76 Greg Haegens 7)19JR Colton Ledingham 8)44 Danny Wurster 9)23 Craig Vlasic 10)32A Andy Imbeault 11)10 Jamie Ayers

15 Lap Mini Stocks
1)79 BRANDON IUDICIANI 2)17 Chris Laskey 3)7w Aaron Wiley 4)96 Tyler Lafantaisie 5)47x Kyle Pelrine 6)114 Ron Loggie 7)2ez Evan Curtis 8)71 Garnet Wilson 9)9 Bob Gill 10)14K Katie Cosco 11)4 Jason Coutu 12)88 Brandon Boychuck 13)33 Greg Wilson 14)67v Steve Vanderzanden 15)74 Rob Overholt and 16)705 Nate Monahan

15 Lap Pure Stocks
1)38s SAM IFTODY 2)14 Kyle Rothwell 3)54 Kyle Tomaski 4)16B Brad Booker 5)91 Olivier Larocque 6)8 Mike Greene 7)5B Billy Smith 8)71 Leroy Buscumb 9)2c Marcel Beauregard

30 Lap Eve Of Destruction Enduro Qualifier TOP 3
1)33m CHRIS SOMOS 2)43 Kenny Sargent 3)4 Jason Coutu

 
Regular general admission to Humberstone Speedway,at twelve dollars, is still a bargain in today’s economy!

Please note,the new starting time this Friday is 7:15 PM to allow racers and fans more time to get to the speedway.

Families of 4 can take advantage of the Humberstone Family Pass Discount. For only 35 dollars you get 2 Adult Admissions,2 Childrens Admissions(ages 8 to 13),4 Hot Dogs and 4 PEPSI products!

Watch the Niagara This Week for other specials to be coming soon!

You’ll find The New Humberstone Speedway  2 miles East of of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the Buffalo / Fort Erie border at the Peace Bridge.

Now running Friday nights, the racing starts at 7:15 sharp with the pits opening at 5:00 PM and the grandstands at 5:30 PM.

For further information, call Humberstone Speedway at: 905-834-4002 or  Cosco Haulage at: 905-935-2886.

Visit Humberstone on the web:  http://www.humberstonespeedway.com/ and join your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Special thanks to our New Humberstone Speedway Weekly Series Sponsors and Divisions: Frontier Auto Dismantler Pure Stocks, Weekend Motorsports Mini Stocks, Niagara Auto Sales Pro 4 Trucks, J.C. Auto Street Stocks, Peters Excavating FASTRAK Late Models and Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman.

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McPherson, Peters Crowned Points Champions At Humberstone

McPherson, Peters Crowned Points Champions At Humberstone

Port Colborne,ON by Les Mawson(humberstonepr@yahoo.ca)

On another fine night for motor-car racing, two points champions were crowned with the other four divisions having another two weeks to determine their champs. As hard as it is to think that there’s only a couple of nights left in the 2012 racing season as it seems like it was just last week that it started, there has been plenty of good clean competition this summer with more yet to come!

COSCO HAULAGE DIRTcar Sportsman:

Coming into tonight’s racing, Cody McPherson had a slim four point lead over Greg Panunte meaning that Panunte would have to finish at least three spots ahead of McPherson to take the championship. With Championship points on the line, starting on the front row was Jeff Armstrong with Dave Flannigan,Jr. beside him and coming out of turn two with the early lead was Armstrong, but his progress was immediately slowed by a yellow flag for a triple spin by Gary Lindberg, Paul Jorgenson and substituting for Joey Mastroianni, veteran Doug Fralick. Another two laps later after the restart, Armstrong’s progress was slowed again for rookie Travis Miller backing the Miller Motorsports #22 into the front stretch wall, breaking off the right front wheel in the process, ending his night early. This put a pair of Port Colborne drivers on the front row, Armstrong and Adam Leslie with a pair of Americans right behind them, Mark Chiddy and Adam Hilton. On the green, Leslie took the lead away from Armstrong down the backstretch, but at the line, it was Chiddy with the lead that he would not relinquish. Leslie tried to wrestle the lead away from Chiddy but to no avail. Meanwhile, back in the pack, McPherson and his cousin, B J Willard were making a charge up through the field while Panunte was having a hard go trying to make any headway. At the finish,it was Chiddy with his second win of 2012 with Leslie second and McPherson third. Fourth was Willard with Brad Rouse fifth. With the finish the way it was, McPherson is the 2012 points champion over Panunte by eighteen points. Heat winners were Flannigan, Willard and Armstrong.

PETERS EXCAVATING FASTRAK Late Models:

Championship points were also in order Peters Excavating Late Models and coming into tonight, the points battle in this division was the closest of all six with Adam Ferri a slim two points over Jorden Peters with Darren Peters sixteen points after that, making it anybody’s championship to win. Starting on the initial front row was Kenny Winfield with Dean Ferri along side but before anybody could get any advantage coming down the backstretch, Winfield spun in front of the pack, with Tim Gillespie winding up on the hood of the #82 with Darren Peters and Adam Ferri wedged in behind them. This meant a complete restart with all the cars involved in the wreck moving to the rear of the field putting Jorden Peters on the front row with Dean Ferri. On the start, with a bonzai move going through turns one and two, it was the veteran Ed Carley grabbing the early lead, but just as quickly, the yellow came out again on the next lap for a collision between A. Ferri and Bill Gill with Scott Spiece, subbing for Don Spiece, spinning to avoid contact. With another three caution periods after the first two, Jorden Peters was able to grab the lead away from Carley on lap three and hold off all challengers, including his father who wound up bringing out the last caution period on lap 8 with a spin, to pick up his second win of 2012 and also the first championship of his career. Carley would hang on to finish second with Darren coming back from the spin to finish third. Fourth was Adam Ferri with Luke Carleton, in his first start of 2012 was fifth.  Heat winners were D. Peters and Carley.

J C AUTO Street Stocks:

Starting on the front row was Tyler Anderson with Jordan Fidler along side him and on the green flag it was Anderson outracing Fidler into turn one to grab the early lead. It would be a short-lived lead as Paul Reichel would motor on by Anderson on the next lap and then hold off all challengers to record his fifth win of 2012. With Reichel holding an commanding lead for most of the race, all the action was behind him with Jason Fontaine,who was looking for his fourth straight win tonight, Kevin Knapp, Shawn Wilson and Anderson having a fierce battle for the second spot, waiting for Reichel to make some kind of mistake.In the later going, Knapp and Fontaine did manage to break away from Anderson and Wilson and gain some ground on Reichel and on lap eighteen, Reichel bobbled just enough to allow the other two Camaros to get close, but at the stripe, it was Reichel picking up the win with Knapp second and Fontaine third. Fourth was Anderson with Wilson fifth. Heat winners were Wilson and Reichel.

NIAGARA AUTO SALES Pro 4 trucks:

Starting on the front row was about the most diverse pair of drivers in the class,the rookie Jamie Ayers with 36 year veteran Andy Imbeault along side of her.On the start, Hilary Haegens’ race ended before it had a chance to start as the engine made a huge bang and she rolled to a stop off of turn one. I’m not sure what happened going into turn two but Ayers spun in front of the pack collecting Adam Williams, Colton Ledingham and Adam Nicholls with Nicholls done for the night. This put Greg Haegens up beside Imbeault and Haegens wasted no time in taking the lead away from the”Flyin’ Frenchman”and settled into the lead. With all the action on the first lap, Mike Toovey moved up from where he was supposed to start,ninth, to the third spot and on the eighth lap grabbed the lead away from Haegens. Haegens and Lee Sleight were then engaged in a tight battle for the second spot with Imbeault and all was going good for Haegens until the unlucky thirteenth lap.Haegens came up to the lapped truck of Ayers and they came together with both of them spinning, bringing out the last caution of the race, setting up for a two lap “dash for cash”. Sleight tried to get around Toovey, but to no avail with Toovey picking up his fourth win of 2012. Sleight would settle for second with Imbeault third, Craig Vlasic fourth and Danny Wurster fifth. Heat winners were Williams and Hilary Haegens.

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Starting on the front row was rookie Tyler Lafantaisie with one of my “wedding chapel” cars, Garnet Wilson, along side of him. To further explain, if you didn’t know, this writer was married last week at Merrittville Speedway and we had one car from each division there to make like a “wedding chapel” and Wilson was the representative from the Mini Stocks. On the green, it was Wilson taking the early lead coming out of turn two and he would go on to take his first win of 2012. It wasn’t as easy as all that though as he had to fight of 200 OK

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