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Weekend Preview: Grand Bend Speedway Saturday July 18

Weekend Preview: Grand Bend Speedway Saturday July 18

(Grand Bend ON)It’s been over a month since The Bull Ring by The Beach welcomed the Tommy’s Motors JCAR Mini Trucks. With rain washing away events this year, the JCAR trucks have come out on the short end of the stick.

Saturday nights event will host the division for only the 2nd time this season.  It’s been very difficult for teams to get into a rhythm.

The Tommy’s Motors JCAR Mini Trucks run a set of Twin features every night they are in attendance, The Pirie brothers Cole, and Tanner have won, and Kevin Stark has also taken a checkered flag in events thus far.

The Mini Trucks will share the pit area Saturday with the Auto Fusion Towing Legend Series Presented by McColl Racing Enterprises.  With 3 events this year, there have been 3 winners, Brandon Thurlby, Josh Indig and Jacob Sheridan.

The Weekly Divisions are also competing.  The McNicol Welding & Fabrication Jr B sprints had a first time winner a week ago, and also the OK Tire London South Jr A sprints had a first time winner.  Congratulations to Ethan Orr, and Tyler Cullen for getting feature race victories one week ago.

Racing begins at 7:00pm.  Race Fans are encouraged to spend the day at the world famous Beach by day, and hit the speedway to catch the racing action by night/ Follow Grand Bend Speedway on Twitter @GBSUpdates, or Like them on Facebook.

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Grand Bend Speedway Weekly Divisions Turn Up The Heat Sat July 11

Grand Bend Speedway Weekly Divisions Turn Up The Heat Sat July 11

(Grand Bend ON) The weekend of racing at Grand Bend Speedway will be full of action for all ages and racing disciplines.  A full card of vehicles will be on hand

McNicol Welding & Fabricating Jr B Sprints

The teams have had a 3 week break from competition and are eager to get back on the track.  The season has been dominated by Chase Cameron in his Fastenal/APC #4, but the rest of the teams are determined to defeat Cameron.

OK Tire London South Jr A Sprints

 Like the Jr B Sprints, the teams have had 3 weeks to regroup and prepare for the rest of the season.  Jaden Riddell has had an outstanding season.  The 2015 season is beak out year for the #15 Advantage Powder Coat driver.

Broadway Service’s Junior Late Models

The JLM division returns this Saturday. The teams have been travelling to Full Throttle Speedway for the Future Stars Program, so the teams have had a small break from Grand Bend Speedway, but still competing.

Darkside Oils Featuring AMSOIL 9hp Sprints

Since the return of 2 time Champion McKenzie Hamilton, she has taken home the last 2 feature wins.  Mike Verboom, is looking at stealing her thunder, as is Tanner Kaelin.  The McNicol Welding All Star car has had a variety of drivers at the keyboard, from Alvin McNicol, Kevin Stark, and most recently Cassidy Marche.  The All-star car may have another pilot who will likely take a run at Hamilton’s success

 

London Drive Systems 4 Fun 4 Cylinders

Kenny McNicol has dominated the 2015season thus far, but has had some competition that is just nipping at the heels.  The 4Fun teams who also compete at other tracks in the region have been growing in numbers.  Jordan Morris a Delaware standout has given McNichol some heat, Josh Shantz fro, Oshweken Speedway was also quick in the most recent event one week ago.  A whole host of teams are stepping up their game to dethrone Kenny McNicol.

Race fans are encouraged to visit the Beach town of Grand Bend, spend the day on the sand, take in the racing in the evening, then share some company in our the spacious camp ground.

Follow Grand Bend Speedway on Twitter @GBSUpdates or LIKE them on Facebook

Gates open at 4:00, Racing Starts at 7:00

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Fraser And Deman Win ‘Twin 25’S’ At Grand Bend Speedway

Fraser And Deman Win ‘Twin 25’S’ At Grand Bend Speedway

Ryan Fraser and Mack DeMan took home the wins at the first ‘Special Twin 25’s’ for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets celebrating their 50th Anniversary Year at Grand Bend Speedway Saturday night. The Discovery Channel’s ‘Mega Speed’ show was there to film all the action.
After the initial yellow at the start, the 25 lap first feature event went ‘green to checkered’ with Fraser in ‘Victory Lane’ for the second time this season. Accepting the winners trophy Fraser said “I have so many people that helped me get this win. First my Dad, Jeff Hanley, Billy Pippard, my grandfather, and my great sponsors…Southworks Outlet Mall, Neely Auto, Acton Optical, DJD Graphics, and Dryden Autobody. I also want to thank Promoter Brad Clark from Grand Bend Speedway, all the fans that came to see us race, Club sponsor Lucas Oil and the Can-Am Midget Racing Club. I am having so much fun this year.”
The second 25 lap feature had DeMan take the lead from Rob Neely on lap 10 and never look back. This is DeMan’s 4th win of the season. “I want to thank my Mom and Dad for all their help, Lucas Oil, Crown Steering and Brake, DeMan Construction, Paragon Collision Center, Team LTD, and All-Type Welding. This win is for all of you”, said DeMan.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets lined up in front of the grandstands for an autograph session for the fans before the start of the first 25 lap feature race. After introductions by announcer Jared Doxtator, the motors were fired up. Adam Walsh, from Vancouver,BC was on pole with Barry Dunn on the outside. At the start going into turn one on this very tight corner a number of cars were collected and the yellow was thrown. Going into the pits for repairs were Darren McLennan, Corey Moesker and Steve Murdock. Going to the back of the field for restart was Todd Cresswell and DeMan.
As the green flag flew for the restart Walsh took the lead with Fraser in second. Barry Dunn was third followed by Neely and Tyler Turnbull. As Walsh and Fraser fought for the lead Brandon Zavarella passed Turnbull to join the top five. Walsh was holding on tight to the lead as Fraser was all over his back looking for the opportunity to take over the point. Turning laps in the low 11 second range at this 1/4 mile semi banked tri-oval Walsh and Fraser battled lap after lap. Dunn, Neely, and Zavarella were close behind fighting for position.
Making his way through the field after starting at the back from the first lap caution DeMan began picking off cars one by one. Rookie Ryan Susice, from Ransomville, NY, for the first time in a TQ Midget outdoors on an asphalt track, was in the top ten on his second lap. Driving for Jerrid Morphy, this DIRT Modified driver also pilots one of the Lafler/Pippard indoor cars in the winter at the Atlantic City Indoor races. With 8 laps in and Walsh and Fraser still in the fight DeMan passed Susice and set his sites on Turnbull, now in the 6th spot. Turnbull held strong and wouldn’t give up the position lightly.
At the halfway point Walsh continued his lead but couldn’t shake off Fraser. Dunn held on to 3rd with Neely and Zavarella going side by side. DeMan got into the mix and passed Zavarella for the 5th spot. With 5 to go Fraser looked for his opportunity and found it coming out of turn 4, taking over the lead and starting to lap cars. Dunn hung on to third place with Neely and DeMan fighting for fourth place. With two laps to go DeMan made his move around Neely but ran out of time to catch the leaders. Fraser took the win followed by Walsh, Dunn, DeMan and Neely.
Heats were won by Turnbull and Dunn. The ‘B’ Main won by McLennan. Of note..Susice finished a respectable 8th and Rookie James Marche rounded out the top ten.
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets 1st ‘Twin 25’ race at Grand Bend Speedway on July 4th was…1. RYAN FRASER, 2. Adam Walsh, 3. Barry Dunn, 4. Mack DeMan, 5. Rob Neely, 6. Tyler Turnbull, 7. Todd Cresswell, 8. Ryan Susice (R), 9. Brandon Zavarella, 10. James Marche (R), 11. Tom Kyle, 12. Craig Pitchell (R), 13. Dave Hickson, 14. Kent Turnbull, 15. Darren McLennan, 16. Corey Moesker, 17. Steve Murdock (R). DNS…Adrian Stahle.
DEMAN WINS AT GRAND BEND WITH LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGETS
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets held their first of three ‘Twin 25’s’ Special races this year at Grand Bend Speedway (The Bullring) on Saturday night. The next ‘Twin 25’s’  race will be next Saturday at Sunset Speedway. Ryan Fraser won the first 25 lap race and the cars went into the pits to get ready for the second race. After the first 25 lap feature, a draw determined the top six finishers would be inverted for the second 25 lap event with the remaining cars to go ‘heads up’ from the first race. That put Turnbull on the pole and Neely on the outside for the start.
At the drop of the green flag Neely took the lead with Turnbull and Mack DeMan fighting for second place. Walsh was fourth with Fraser rounding the top five. Todd Cresswell and Rookie Susice had a good race going on for the sixth spot. Neely held the lead with strong runner Turnbull in pursuit. Fraser passed Walsh for fourth as Susice won the battle with Cresswell and was now in 6th. DeMan sized up Turnbull and made his move into second place and set sites on Neely. One lap later the first caution came out for a spin by Dave Hickson in turn 3. At the restart Neely held his ground for 2 more laps as DeMan was coming on strong.
With 10 laps in DeMan took over the point followed by Neely and Turnbull. Fraser now had Susice on his tail looking for that fourth spot. Just passed the halfway point Cresswell broke going into turn two bringing out the caution and sending him to the pits. DeMan took the lead at the restart as Turnbull pursued Neely. One lap later Turnbull jumped into second place and took a look for DeMan who had a 10 car lead. Fraser and Susice fought for position for almost 10 laps with Fraser holding strong. With the ‘five to go’ sign being shown Susice made his move into 4th place. Caution came out as James Marche made contact with Barry Dunn and spun putting him to the back for the restart again with 5 to go. DeMan was still in the lead followed by Turnbull, Neely  and Fraser. One lap later another caution came out as Zavarella, Walsh and Dunn got together going down the front straight. Walsh and Dunn went into the pits as Zavarella went to the rear for the final restart. Susice passed Neely for 3rd and Fraser continued on that same path and took over fourth place.
DeMan charged to the checkered flag with Turnbull finishing second, Susice in a great 1st run finished 3rd, with Fraser and Neely rounding the top five.
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets 2nd race of the ‘Twin 25’s’ is…1. MACK DEMAN, 2.Tyler Turnbull, 3. Ryan Susice, 4. Ryan Fraser, 5. Rob Neely, 6. Corey Moesker, 7. James Marche (R), 8. Tom Kyle, 9. Brandon Zavarella, 10. Craig Pitchell (R), 11. Adrian Stahle, 12. Steve Murdock (R), 13. Adam Walsh, 14. Barry Dunn, 15. Darren McLennan, 16. Todd Cresswell, 17. Dave Hickson. DNS…Kent Turnbull.
Final points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Top Ten Drivers as of July 4, 2015 are…1. MACK DEMAN….901, 2. Rob Neely…760, 3. Ryan Fraser…747, 4. Tyler Turnbull…736, 5. Brandon Zavarella…734, 6. Darren McLennan…732, 7. Todd Cresswell…695, 8. Barry Dunn…634, 9. James Marche (R)…612, 10. Dave Hickson…579.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets next head to Sunset Speedway on Saturday July 11th for their 2nd Special ‘Twin 25’s’ in honor of their 50th Anniversary.

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Grand Bend Speedway Presents the  Bash at the Beach July 4, 2015

Grand Bend Speedway Presents the Bash at the Beach July 4, 2015

(Grand Bend ON) The annual visit from the Lucas Oil Can AM Midgets highlights the card of events at Saturdays Bash at the Beach.  A jam packed event with a variety of divisions will share the bill.

Lucas Oil CanAm Midgets

The 5th event on the tour stops at Grand Bend Speedway for Twin 25’s in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Club.  Defending race winner Mack Deman will be looking to win another ttophy and carrying on his early seaon success.  Darren McLennan, another previous winner at Grand Bend Speedway will do what he can to take the trophy.  Rookie James Marche, a former Grand Bend Speedway weekly competitor will make his return to the Speedway in a CanAM Midget, and Former JCAR Mini Truck stand out and Multi Time CanAm Midget Feature winner, Corey Moesker makes a return to the tour this weekend at Grand Bend Speedway.

Auto Fusion Towing Legends Presented by McColl Racing Enterprises.

Grand Bend Speedway puts up the Largest purse in Canada for the Legends.  Teams from Michigan, Ohio and Ontario will be on hand to compete the richest purse in the area.  Josh Indig, the most recent winner at Grand Bend Speedway will look to challenge early season winner Brandon Thurlby and sophomore driver Jacob Sheridan for the win. With teams travelling from State side, there could be a team that will take the money and run.

London Drive Systems 4Fun 4 Cylinders

A purse set up for this invitational boasts a winner’s take home of $500 Saturday night.  The race also gives an opportunity to unseat the winningest driver in 4Fun 4Cylinder series history for additional bonus cash.

Kenny McNicol out of Exeter ON has won a large majority of the series races in both 2014 and 2015.  An additional $50 will be awarded to the highest finishing driver who finishes ahead of McNicol Jr in the feature race.  Should that driver go on to win, that bonus increases to $100.   Making it a potential $600 to win pay day.

Darkside Oils Featuring AMSOIL Products 9hp Sprints

The field should be stacked for this Winged Sprint race. Series Champion McKenzie Hamilton will be gunning for the $250 to win purse. Tanner Kaelin, Mike Verboom and the McNicol All-Star entry (Driver TBD) will all be doing what they can to take home the cash.

Schedule of Events 

4:00      Pit Gates Open/Spectator Gates

4:02      Rotating Practice – All Divisions

5:55      Final Practice 9hp Sprints

6:00      Final Practice 4Fun 4Cylinder

6:10      Final Practice Legends

6:20      Final Practice Can-Am Midget

6:35      Drivers Meeting 9hp/Legends/4Fun (Tech Building)

6:35      Drivers Meeting Lucas Oil CanAm Midgets (Location TBD)

7:00      Anthems

7:02      Racing – Qualifying Heats

8:15      Racing – Feature Events

Rain Date  Sunday July 5 2015 

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The Bullring by the Beach Fires up this Saturday Night for Racing Under the Lights for Five Racing Weekly Divisions.

The Bullring by the Beach Fires up this Saturday Night for Racing Under the Lights for Five Racing Weekly Divisions.

London Drive Systems 4Fun 4Cyllinders

The main event Saturday evening will consist of the popular London Drive Systems 4Fun 4Cylinder division.  There is a “New Competitor” Bonus to any new driver who has never competed in 4Fun competition at Grand Bend Speedway.  The highest finisher will be eligible for the bonus.  Should that driver go on to win the feature, the bonus will be increased in sized. The event is open to all 4Fun, Bone Stock and Pure Stock) competitors across the province.  It is the final event on the schedule before the largest event of the year in which the 4Fun 4Cylinders will be competing for a $500-To-Win event as part of the Bash at the Bullring on Saturday July 4.

AMSOIL by Darkside Oils 9hp Outlaw sprints

The return of the 9hp Sprints in 2015 has a mix of drivers with various amounts of experience. The winner of the opening round, Mike Verboom, will be looking to take another trophy home by fighting off his competition.

Broadway Services Junior Late Models

Off the heels of a back to back feature win night in May, Hayden Sim will be looking to make up some ground on the points leaders in this weekend’s event.  The youngster out of Komoka was not in attendance opening night due to a family obligation and will be forced to play “catch up” for the balance of the season.  He is off to a good start by the two wins thus far.

OK Tire London South Jr A Sprints/McNicpl Welding & Fabrication Jr B Sprints

The season so far has been dominated by two drivers in these two divisions.  London driver Chase Cameron has schooled the competition in the Jr B Sprints, while Jaden Riddell has put on a clinic of his own in the Jr A Sprints this year.  Both drivers will be trying to make it 3 feature wins in a row this Saturday.

Race fans are encouraged to visit the small beach town by day, and take in the racing at night and are invited to stay in the spacious campground post race.  Spectator and Pit gates open at 4:00pm and racing will start at 7:00pmFollow Grand Bend Speedway on Twitter @GBSUPdates and LIKE on Facebook.

 

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Weekend Advance: Grand Bend Speedway – May 30 2015 Presented By Lucan Automotive

Weekend Advance: Grand Bend Speedway – May 30 2015 Presented By Lucan Automotive

(Grand Bend ON) The month of May in motorsports is always very special.  With the professionals in Indianapolis, Monaco, and Charlotte, the month is also known for the openings of Southern Ontario Short tracks.   The Bull Ring by the Beach has already had a very competitive month of racing and the outlook for the summer looks great.

All of the weekly divisions a have done battle on the track and are preparing to thrill the fans for a few more months of racing. On this weeks Racing Card, we feature 5 divisions.

McNIcol Welding & Fabricating Jr B Sprints – Chasing Chase

Chase Cameron, a youngster from London, has won the first two rounds of feature races this year.  It hasn’t come without a bit of hard work.  Cameron has had to carve his way to the front of drivers Chase Pinnsoneault, and Ethan Orr to take the checkers.

OK Tire London South Jr A Sprints – Uncontested

Jaden Riddell, and his red #15 Sprint have been virtually uncontested for wins this year. The two opening rounds have been won convincingly over teams like Cody Wilds, Kyle Steckly, David Steckly and rookie driver Tyler Cullen

Broadway Services Junior Late Model (JLM) – Model of consistently

With 3 events in the books, Twin 25’s winner  Hayden Sim, and season opener winner Owen  Corriveau have made the Broadway Services JLM division very competitive.  The model of consistently award goes to driver Jacob Campbell in this #44. The young Komoka driver won his first feature in late 2014, and has finished second place in the first three events.  Campbell hasn’t gone without a fight.  In all three events, Campbell has been knocking on the door for the win, but has come up short thus far.

AMSOIL By Darkside Oils 9HP Outlaw Sprints – Ver-BOOM!!!

The return of the 9hp Sprints to the weekly schedule has been met with a great positive response.  Mt. Brydges driver Michael Verboom went victorious in the season opener defeating first time runner Alvin McNicol and veteran Tanner Kaelin.  The series returns Saturday night for the second event.

London Drive Systems 4Fun 4Cylinders – Side by Side Action

The season opening event for the speedways newest division was simply incredible.  2014 Champion Kenny McNicol Jr out of Exeter ON, muscled his way to the front of the field and went toe to toe with Mike Harris #53, and then took on Jordan Morris #73. The battle between Morris and McNicol went side by side the nearly 15 straight laps.  When the checkers fell, McNicol was first across the line.  This Saturday’s event is also boasting some additional prize money for NEW competitors.  The top finishing competitor that has never run in a 4Cylinder will be awarded additional prize money, and if that driver is to go on to win the feature, additional bonus money will be awarded.

4:00    Pit/Spectator Gates Open

4:00    Pre-Race Tech Opens – 4Fun 4Cyl MUST go through Tech before on track activity

4:15    Rotating Practice All Divisions – Jr B, Jr A, JLM, 9hp, 4Fun

6:30    Final Practice 4Fun 4Cylinders

6:35    Practice Over – Track Closed – Safety Team Check Track

6:40    Mandatory Drivers Meeting

7:00    National Anthems

7:02    Qualifying Races 

8:00    Feature Races

Camping is available at all events throughout the summer.  Grand Bend Speedway welcomes fans to visit the small beach town by day, and spend the evening track side with the future stars of short track racing.  Follow us on Twitter @GBSUpdates and Like us on Facebook

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Weekend Race Advance: Two Touring Divisions take Green Flag at Grand Bend Speedway- Saturday May 23 2015

Weekend Race Advance: Two Touring Divisions take Green Flag at Grand Bend Speedway- Saturday May 23 2015

(Grand Bend, ON) After the weather failed to cooperate in early May, the Auto Fusion Towing INEX Legends Presented by McColl Racing Enterprises will take the green flag to open up the season at Grand Bend Speedway.

This event is the 2nd to last event ahead of the highly anticipated BASH at THE BEACH on July 4 which boasts a $1000-To-Win Purse. Teams from Michigan, and Ohio have confirmed entry to that event. With only two events prior, this weekend of racing will give teams an opportunity who have not yet seen or turned a lap at Grand Bend Speedway an opportunity to gain some experience on the tricky Bull Ring.

Future Stars JCAR JLM/MT

The first event of a 5 race series for the JCAR Junior Late Models and JCAR Mini Trucks will open up this weekend at Grand Bend Speedway. The series, an inter-track competition between Sauble Speedway, Full Throttle Speedway, Grand Bend Speedway and the dirt surfaced Wonderland Speedway is an opportunity for teams to travel around Sothern Ontario and showcase their talents to a variety of new fans. Junior Late Model and Mini Truck teams will shout out in Twin 25 Lap features at each Future Stars event.

Gates open at 4:00pm and racing sarts at 7:00pm Camping is available for fans and competitors. Follow us on Twitter @GBSUpdates

Schedule of events

4:00-Pit/Spectator Gates Open

4:15-Rotating Practice

6:30-Final Practice JLM / MT

6:35-Final Legends Practice

6:40-Mandatory Drivers Meeting

7:00-National Anthems

7:02-Qualifying Races

8:00-Feature Races (Aprox Time)

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

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

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

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

Flamboro Speedway

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

Visit www.flamborospeedway.ca  for more information.

 

Full Throttle Motor Speedway

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

Visit www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com for more information.

RTR Sportsman Cup broadcast information:

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

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

 

Sunset Speedway

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

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

 

Grand Bend Speedway

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

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

We hope to see everyone at the track!

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Grand Bend Speedway – Weekend Preview

Grand Bend Speedway – Weekend Preview

(Grand Bend ON) A seven month off season will soon be over at the Bull Ring By the Beach. This coming Saturday marks the 19th season of competition at the ¼ mile tri-oval.

Racing starts this Saturday with the regular weekly competitors including the 6.5hp Jr Micro Sprints, JCAR Junior Late Models, JCAR Mini Trucks, and the INEX Legend Car Series.

Racing activities start at 7:00 pmwith the gates opening at a special time of 2:00om to allow for extended pre race tech inspection processing.

A lot of new faces will take to the track and some in different cars then what they are previously used to. In the Legend Series, youngsters Cooper Aubertin and Ray Jannisse Jr move up from the Micro Sprint ranks into Legend Series cars.

Defending series champion in the Tommys otors Trucks is Cole Pirie. Je will look to best older brother Tanner Pirie for the second straight year in that division.

Grand Bend Speedway will crown a new Champion in the Auto Fusion Towing Legends, as 2 time Champion Sean McPhereson has moved on to race in Michigan. Which opens the door to INEX Central Canadian Champion Josh Indig or multi time Grand Bend JCAR Truck Champion Brandon Thurlby as a possible Legends Champion.

The weather forecast for Saturday night looks absolutely stunning. Camping is always available to fans, and competitors.

2:00pm Pit/Spectator Gates Open

2:00pm Pre-Race Tech Inspection (Mandatory)

4:00pm Rotating Practice (All Dvisisions)

6:30pm Practice Ends

6:45pm Drivers Meeting (Mandatory)

7:00pm Qualifying Races

8:00pm (Aprox) Feature Races

Scheduled to appear

•OK Tire London South Jr Micro Sprints
•Broadway Services Junior Late Model
•Tommy’s Motors JCAR Mini Trucks (Twin 25’s)
•Auto Fusion Towing INEX Legends Presented by MRE

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Grand Bend Speedway introduces 2015 Bash at the Beach

Grand Bend Speedway introduces 2015 Bash at the Beach

(Grand Bend ON) The Canada Day Weekend this year at Grand Bend Speedway will certainly be one to remember. Grand Bend Speedway officials announced over the weekend the most ambitious racing event they have ever scheduled. The Grand Bend Speedway Bash at the Beach is slated to be the largest event in recent memory that the speedway has ever held.

To help commemorate the 50thanniversary of the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Club, the speedway has given the nod to the club to headline the event which will feature Twin 25 laps features for the High Speed winged Warriors. In their only scheduled appearance, the Can-Am Midgets always put on one of the most thrilling shows on the tour when they hit the tight confines of Grand Bend Speedway.

Sharing the bill will be the INEX Legend Car Series. Teams from the Ontario Legends, Michigan Legends, Ohio Legends, Grand Bend Speedway Legend teams will be invited to participate in the event which boasts the highest purse of any Legends event in the area. Grand Bend Speedway will offer the winner of the event $1000 for their efforts. Legends teams from Canada and US will be invited to participate.

Not to be outdone. Grand Bend Speedway will offer the winner of their most popular class, the 4Fun 4Cylinders a winners take home pay of $500. Teams from Delaware Speedways Bone Stock Enduro, and Full Throttle Speedways Pure Stock classes will be invited to take on the Bull Ring by The Beach on that Saturday evening.

At one time in Speedway history, the 9hp Winged Sprints ruled the speedway, in both the car count and excitement. Often the lead would changes hands multiple times per lap on any given night. The series had fallen on tough times in recent years, but has been making a strong comeback. The 9hp Sprints will return for a $250 to win feature race that will likely see the return of some big name stars that once dominated the speedways win columns.

There are more exciting details still yet to be announced for this very historic event. Sponsorship details, total prize board, camping, entertainment and spectator information will be announce very shortly.

Come see us at the London Speed and Custom Car Show March 21-22 2015 at The Western Fair District in London ON. The Speedway staff will be on hand to answer any questions and share racing stories.

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Four Speedways Partner Up for FUTURE STARS Mini Series

Four Speedways Partner Up for FUTURE STARS Mini Series

(Grand Bend ON) The new Future Stars 3 Race Championship Mini Series for Junior Late Models, and JCAR Mini Trucks has been set for the 2015 Racing Season. Four speedways in Southern Ontario will join forces for this exciting new series. Grand Bend Speedway, Full Throttle Speedway, Sauble Speedway and Wonderland Speedway will all participate.

There will be two points championships contended for throughout the three race series.

The Inaugural and first event of the series will be held at Full Throttle Motor Speedway (Formally Varney Speedway)on Friday June 26, 2015. It will feature both the Junior Late Models, and JCAR Mini Trucks, adding to Full Throttle Motor Speedways commitment to running both divisions during the 2015 season.

The second event will take place at Sauble Speedway (Sauble Beach ON) with the Junior Late Model division on Saturday July 18, 2015. Sauble Speedway has run the Junior Late Models for several years and continues to support the entry level division.

The third event will be held at Grand Bend Speedway on Saturday August 1, 2015 featuring both the Junior Late Models, and the JCAR Mini Trucks. Grand Bend Speedway is also a major supporter of entry level racing with several racing divisions that run weekly throughout the summer.

The final event for the JCAR Mini Trucks wil be held Saturday August 14, 2015 at Wonderland Speedway (London ON). This event will be very unique as it is the only race to be run on a dirt surfaced racetrack.

Each division will be running twin feature races at each event. A random pill draw will set the starting line up and a complete inversion of the first race starting positions will set the field for the second feature.

Both divisions will be competing for separate Championship point funds. As well, each race will have a purse structure throughout the field. More information will be announced in the next few weeks.

The rules are from the 2015 Rule book, and will unite the tracks inder the same 2015 Rules package in an effort to keep the competition equal and also keep changes to the race vehicles to a minimum for the inter-track competition. Rules books can be found atwww.grandbendspeedway.com

For more information on the Future Starts Championship Mini series, please contact us through the Facebook page of Grand Bend Speedway. You can also follow us on Twitter @GBSUpdates and on the website.

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Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Storm into Grand Bend

Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Storm into Grand Bend

(Grand Bend ON) In recent years, the most anticipated event on the Grand Bend Speedway schedule was the date that included the fastest, and loudest racing touring division that takes on the Bull Ring By the Beach, the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Club. The2014 edition of this anticipated event is this coming Saturday August 23, 2014.

By far, the shortest and tightest track that the club competes on, Grand Bend Speedway can be a challenge to get a hold of. 3 time Grand Bend Speedway winner Mack Deman is one of the few drivers who have found the edge in car preparation and set up for this tricky race track.

Deman wouldn’t give away any trade secrets, but did say there is a significant amount of changes to the car in set up as this track is not like any they ever go to.

When asked what makes racing at Grand Bend so challenging, Deman says, “The tight corners, and the track doesn’t have late models or other cars with lots of rubber, so the track feels different than most.” The Grand Bend Speedway weekly divisions will be on hand, but their racing rubber does not lay down any significant rubber to affect the level of grip for the Can-Am Midgets.

Mack Deman says to the key to having a successful night at Grand Bend Speedway is getting forward bite out or the corners and staying out of trouble, it’s tight out there and things happen fast.

The night of racing will include the weekly divisions including the OK Tire (London South) Jr B Micro Sprints, Tommy’s Motors Jr A Micro Sprints, Broadway Service JLM, and the Mike & Terri’s NoFrills JCAR Mini Trucks.

Schedule of events
4:00 Pit/Spectator Gates Open
4:05 Rotating Practice (all divisions)
6:20 Final Can-Am Midgets Practice
6:45 Weekly Division Driver Meeting-Mandatory (Tech Garage)
6:45 Can-Am Drives Meeting (Location TBD)
6:58 Opening Ceremonies
7:00 Qualifying Races All divisions – Can-Am Midget B Feature
8:15 (Aprox) Feature Races

Rain Date – Sunday August 24– Gates open 10:00am-Racing 2:00

Race fans that travel with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Club are encouraged to spend the day in the famous beach town, take in the excitement of the racing by evening, and spend the night with us in our spacious campground. Follow Grand Bend Speedway on Twitter @GBSUpdates, or LIKE us on Facebook. The Can-Am Midgets can be followed on Twitter @CanAmMidgets
Special Thanks to the driver of the Lucas Oil, Crown Steering and Brake, Paragon Collision Centre, All-Type Welding, DeMan Construction #40 Mack Deman for contributing to this release.

Jared Doxtator
Grand Bend Speedway
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Grand Bend Weekend Preview – August 2/2014

Grand Bend Weekend Preview – August 2/2014

(Grand Bend ON) Saturday night, the Auto Fusion Towing Legends Series resumes its Championship drive at the ¼ Mile Bull Ring by the Beach. The first 3 races have been dominated by Riley Michigan driver Sean McPherson, but the last two outings, one at GBS, and another at Sunset Speedway, have been won by Belle River pilot Josh Indig. It’s going to be close battle coming down to the final 3 races of the 2014 season.

Also on the card for Saturday night
OK Tire London South Jr. B Mirco Sprints (Jr/Sen)
Tommy’s Motors Jr. A Micro Sprints
Broadway Service JCAR Junior Late Model
Mike & Terri’s NoFrills JCAR Mini Trucks

Race fans are encouraged to spend the afternoon in the popular beach town of Grand Bend, take in some exciting racing action at the Bull Ring by evening, and join the teams in the campground at night.

4:00pm Pit/Spectator Gate Open
4:00pm Rotating Practice
6:45pm Mandatory Drivers Meeting
7:00pm Racing begins
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Bounty Collected – Steve Lovie Captures The Checkered Flag

Bounty Collected – Steve Lovie Captures The Checkered Flag

(Grand Bend ON) Fourteen London Drive Systems 4Fun teams assembled in the pit area of Grand Bend Speedway Saturday night for an opportunity to race the tight confines of the Bull Ring By the Beach and to collect some extra cash set out by speedway management to defeat one particular competitor.

Kenny McNicol Jr. had been unbeaten on the ¼ Mile tri-oval all season long and the invitation set forth to other 4Fun teams across the region brought out a plethora of race teams to collect the advertised bounty.

Justin Thibadeau and McNicol won the heat races set by random draw, and the 14 car field was set for the 30 lap Main Event. Mackenzie Hamilton (8) led the field to the green flag and charged our front to leasd the opening lap. Soon after Nathan Taback (64) wrestled the lead away from Hamilton and took command, followed by Steve Lovie (1) and Kenny McNicol (17). The large field meant lap traffic was going to be a challenge and soon the race leaders were knee deep in traffic. Mc Nicol was soon on the on the attack of Tabacks Flyer Neon and shot to the outside to make his move. The pair drag raced down the front straight and McNicol took the lead and dropped Taback back to second.

Inclement weather was looming, and moisture from the sky was starting to fall, as the race continued. A caution flag for Steve Dickson (76) brought the field together for a restart after spinning in in the infield grass. There were 6 cars on the lead lap including Bradley Marchand (28) Justin Thibedeau (14), and Alvin McNicol (49).

On the ensuing restart, McNicol took control once again, followed closely by Taback, and Lovie. The keaders were still going to have to duke out the balance of the race with severe traffic to work through. Jack VanHerk (07) lost power rounding turn 2 and was at the bottom of the racetrack when he made the hard right turn to the pit exit, right in the path of Mackenzie Hamilton who had no place to go and both cars sustained heavy damage.

As rain drops kept falling, the restart with only a handful of laps to go set up what will be talked about for some time. With the McNicol Bounty at hand, for the restart, it was up to Nathan Taback and Steve Lovie to mount a final charge. They raced towards the final laps, and McNicol had the lead entering turn 3 and 4, Taback found a different line to creep up on the back bumper and managed to find a way to get to McNicols inside corner as they came to the front straight away. The pair made contact with each other and the wheels touched and both cars went sailing towards the infield grass to bring out the race’s final caution with 3 laps to go. Steve Lovie inherited the lead and there were dollar signs in his eyes as he brought the field back to the green flag. Mc Nicol would line up 5th and Taback would line up 6th for the restart. When the race went back to green, all eyes were on McNIcol to see if he had anything left up his sleeve to recover. He managed to get by just one car and settled for third place when the checkers fell.

Steve Lovie went on to defeat McNicol and collect the $250 bonus for his efforts. 2nd place went to Bradley Marchand who over came stuggles of his own after crashing in practice and made unorthodox repairs in the pits pre race to straighten out his car.

In victory Lane, Lovie jumped to the roof of his car, and was thrilled to have put the car in victory lane for car owner Lou Fucile for the very first time. Lovie also said in victory lane “When those two start wrecking in front of me, I knew it was 3 laps to go, and I knew I had it. I just let that 64 do the dirty work, and I take home the money!”

The drama was not over however, in post race inspection 2nd place Bradley Marchand, and 3rd place Kenny McNicol were both found with non OEM Stock suspension components. Penalties will be announced later this week.

The next London Drive Systems 4Fun event is Saturday August 16. They will share the bill with the Mike ^ Terri’s NoFrills JCAR Mini Trucks $1000 Race.

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Grand Bend Speedway – Weekend Preview – July 12 2014

Grand Bend Speedway – Weekend Preview – July 12 2014

(Grand Bend ON) There has been quite the run of success lately at Grand Bend Speedway in the London Drive System’s 4Fun 4 Cylinder class. Exeter ON driver Kenny McNicol Jr (#17) has taken all the checkered flags this year on the ¼ mile Bull Ring, and appears unstoppable. That is of course until Speedway officials offered up a Bounty on him.

Starting this coming Saturday, any driver that can successfully win the feature race and defeat McNicol on the track fairly and squarely, will win an additional $250 for their efforts. A handful of drivers have shown some strength thus far in 2014 and could play the role of spoiler in McNicols steam rolling campaign. Stve Lovie, Derek Moesker, Nathan Tabak, and Mike Harris have all come up short, but made valiant efforts in attempts to steal McNicol’s thunder.

The weekend’s race card also includes the Jr. and Sr. division of the OK Tire London South B Mirco Sprints, the Tommy’s Motors A Micro Sprints, Broadway Service Junior Late Model. And the Mike & Terri’s NoFrills JCAR Mini Trucks.

Race fans are encouraged to spend the day in the fabulous beach town of Grand Bend, spend the evening at the Race track and finish off your weekend in our campground.
4:00pm Pit Gates open
4:05pm Rotating Practice
6:45pm Drives Meeting
7:00pm Racing
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