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Big Field Of Cars For Big Legends Payday At Grand Bend

Big Field Of Cars For Big Legends Payday At Grand Bend

(Grand Bend, ON) A full field of cars took to the ½ Mile tri-oval Sunday afternoon for the final Event of the year. Drivers travelled from Eastern Ontario, Michigan, and even from the Peach State of Georgia to compete in a $500 to win Legends finale.

After a Saturday nights rain out, the speedway management was able to open the track for practice for those teams that did travel a great distance. The practice gave teams extra time to dial in their cars for Sunday afternoons racing activity.

Two rounds of qualifying races set the field for the 30 Lap feature, and with a one-dice inversion, put Belle River ON driver on the Pole, with 3 time winner and points leader, Sean McPherson along side. The 13 car field took the green flag and Indig was quick out of the box to lead the opening lap. Mc Pherson, Cole Landdau and Jamie Marche followed in behind. McPherson was on the attack, and went for the lead early and got by Josh Indig.
A great race for 3rd was taking place between Cole Landau (#74L) and Jamie Marce (#66). Marche worked tirelessly to get by Landau, and was finally rewarded when Landau left the door open of turn four in the first 3rd of the event. That battle continued to the next lap when Landua returned back inside an open door left open by Marche and was able retake the 3rd spot back.

Further back, Ray Morneau, at the ripe old age 12 was holding off Brandon Thurlby, and “Waving Willy” Biill Mason. Side by side racing around the entire track ensued. The leaders were quickly into lapped traffic, and tip toed around the back markers.

With 5 to go, the Landau/Marche battle intensified with the lapped traffic playing a significant role. Marche tried, but was not able to get around Landaus brightly painted car.

When the checkered flag fell, Mc Pherson was 10 car lengths ahead of Josh Indig and captured his 4th feature race of the 2013 season at Grand Bend Speedway.

McPherson, now studying at Southern Polytecnic State University in Marietta GA, flew up to compete in this race and with the 20hr rain delay had to scramble to re-arrange flights to allow him to both race and make it back for an 8:00am class.

Donovan Price, travelling from Brooklyn ON, was able to get in some practice Saturday night, but had catastrophic clutch failure and the team scrambled to get it repaired in time for practice Sunday morning.

Grand Bend Speedway was graced with some fantastic teams that travelled great distances to race with the teams from Grand Bend Speedway. More than one team was over joyed to be part of such a big evernt and vowed to return in 2014.

In other close Championship battles, Cole Pirie (#10) was crowned the 2013
Broadway Service JLM Champion with a second place finish in the feature race. Hayden Sim did everything he could do to snatch the Championship away with the feature race win, but came up short in the points column.

Mike Beneteau (#33) finished 3rd in the feature race behind some willy old veterens to be awarded the Championship in the Mike & Teri’s NoFrills Mini Trucks. Beneteau was chased down early and fell to third behind Both Kevin Stark )#11) and former Champion Shawn Thompson (#72).

Matt Thompson (#72) won his first feature Sunday afternoon in the OK Tire London South Jr. B Sprints. Thompson led early and won in by a healthy margin.

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Grand Bend Speedway Championship Night and Big Money Legends Finale

Grand Bend Speedway Championship Night and Big Money Legends Finale

By Jared Doxtator @JARED_Announcer

(Grand Bend, ON) The final race of the Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legend Series Presented by McColl Racing Enterprises will take place Saturday and will host the largest filed in series history at Grand Bend Speedway.

Participants from the Michigan Legends, and Ontario Legends will join the Grand Bend Speedway competitors for the race which is also boasting extra prizing in the payout department.

Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legends Point Leader Sean McPherson (#13) will be making the trip from Marietta Georgia to put a period on his season which saw him take the checkered flag three times on route to a potential Championship. M

Drivers from the Ontario Legend Series will also be making the trip. Bill Mason, Corey Haywood, Duane Cinnamon, Cole McFadden, Fred Jordan, and Donovan Price will be making the trip from Eastern Ontario for this event, truly making it an East vs West Showdown,

Auto Fusion Towing Can-*Am Regulars Branddon Thurlby, Josh Indig, Jamie Marche, Steve Aubertin, and Ray Morneau are all excited to have such a large field of Legend teams to share the tight confines of the Bull Ring By the Beach.

Close Points Battles
With the final points weekend in hand, 3 of the 5 Weekly Series Championships are virtual locks. The Sprint Car divisions will crown champions by the opening heat race laps. However 2 divisions have yet to be determined. The Mike and Terri’s NoFrills Mini Trucks has two competitors at the top of the Leader Board separated by 27 points. Mike Beneteau leads over Cole Perie. Both looking for their first championships, will do all they can to have solid nights and hope to have enough to be the Champion at the end of the evening.
Cole Pirie, and Hayden Sim are 11 points apart in the Broadway Service Junior Late Model divisions. With Cole Pirie winning the most recent feature and Hayden Sim suffering from an ill handling race car, the ponts lead swapped last time out. This will be the closest battle of the night, as a single position on the racetrack could be the difference between a being Champion

Grand Bend Speedway Line-up
Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legends
Mike $ Terri’s NoFrills Mini Trucks
Tommy’s Motors 9hp Winged Sprints
Broadway Service Jr Late Models
London Drive Systems Jr. A Sprints
OK Tire London S Jr. B Sprints
Grand Bend Jr. C Sprints

Schedule, Results and photos are available on our website www.grandbendspeedway.com or follow us on twitter @GBSUpdates

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Rob Neely Wins Lucas Oil Can-Am Feature At “The Bullring”

Rob Neely Wins Lucas Oil Can-Am Feature At “The Bullring”

For Immediate Release - Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets - Grand Bend Speedway (ON) - August 24, 2013 - by Cindy Lorenz

Rob Neely took his daughter Kaitlin’s challenge Saturday night after she won her heat race and her first go-kart feature race at Flamboro Speedway earlier that day. Heading to Grand Bend Speedway for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget race, Kaitlin said “See if you can top that Dad”. Neely won his heat race and led all but one lap of the caution free 25 lap race. From green to checkered the race ran in a little over 4 minutes at the very tight 1/4 mile semi-banked tri-oval.
Accepting the trophy in Victory Lane, Neely said “I was aware that Adrian (Stahle) and Mack (DeMan) were just looking for that ‘chance’ to slip in and take the spot. I had to make sure I didn’t give them that opportunity. Thanks to Ken for again giving me not only a great car but loaning me his driver’s suit and shoes tonight. With all the excitement at Kaitlin’s race I forgot my gear!’ I also want to thank Lucas Oil for all their support, Lincoln Welders, and ‘Pippy Power’ for a super motor.” There now is only 4 points separating the top three cars for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Championship with 3 races to go. Stahle now leads with 1821 points, DeMan has 1820 and Defending Champion Neely is in third place with 1817. The 48th season for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will again come down to the line at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, September 21st.

Tom Kyle, in the Tigger Powered #44, led the field to the green with Neely in second place. DeMan was third with last week’s winner Todd Cresswell 4th and Darren McLennan rounding out the top five. Neely got under Kyle one lap later coming out of turn three and took command. DeMan followed closely behind and took over the second spot. Cresswell now had a battle with Kyle for position as Stahle was now in fifth place. The very next lap saw DeMan get loose and go into the grass coming out of turn four, keeping control and got back on track in turn one loosing 2 spots. Kyle was now in second followed by Stahle. DeMan was now in fourth followed by Cresswell. Neely turned up the ‘wick’ and started to stretch his lead as the battle behind him heated up. Stahle motored around Kyle for second and DeMan followed suit. Stahle and DeMan set sites on Neely and began to catch up as the fast 11 second laps ran off.

At the halfway point Neely could feel the presence of Stahle and DeMan on his back. Cresswell remained in fourth place as Corey Moesker joined the top five. Stahle and DeMan would get within striking range to Neely going into the corners but Neely was very strong on the exits. The top three opened up a sizable lead over Cresswell and Moesker. Neely, Stahle and DeMan ran so close together you could throw a blanket over them. There was tight racing going on in the middle of the field as McLennan held off the hard charges of rookie Adam Racine for 6th and Kyle now had rookie Tyler Turnbull go side by side for the 8th spot.

Neely kept in command to take the checkered flag for the win, his 3rd feature win this season. Stahle took second, moving him into the point’s lead, and DeMan finished along side of him for third. Cresswell took fourth place with Moesker in the top five.

Heats were won by Cresswell and Neely. The ‘B’ Main was won by Moesker. The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets return to Sauble Speedway for a doubleheader on Saturday August 31st and Sunday, September 1st.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Grand Bend Speedway on August 24th was…1.ROB NEELY, 2.Adrian Stahle, 3. Mack DeMan, 4. Todd Cresswell, 5. Corey Moesker, 6. Darren McLennan, 7. Adam Racine, 8. Tom Kyle, 9. Tyler Turnbull, 10. David Balych, 11. Barry Dunn, 12. Chris Bauman, 13. Ryan Fraser, 14. Dylon Smith. DNS..Rob DiVenanzo.

Top Ten in Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of August 24th are…1.ADRIAN STAHLE…1821, 2. Mack DeMan…1820, 3. Rob Neely…1817, 4. Corey Moesker…1763, 5. David Balych…1685, 6. Todd Cresswell…1672, 7. Barry Dunn…1605, 8. Darren McLennan…1461, 9. Tyler Turnbull (R)…1409, 10. Adam Racine (R)…1361.

Photos by Ralph Webbe

1. Rob Neely Winner

2. Mack DeMan 3rd place, Rob Neely Winner, Adrian Stahle 2nd place

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High Speed Rockets In The High Speed Bull Ring

High Speed Rockets In The High Speed Bull Ring

Weekend Preview Grand Bend Speedway –August 24, 2013
By Jared Doxtator – @JARED_Announcer

(Grand Bend, ON) For some drivers, high speed, long straight-a-way tracks are their bread and butter, for others the tight, close quarters tracks are more their cup of tea. They call Grand Bend Speedway a “Drivers Track”, a speedway that presents a unique set of Challenges to every driver. The drivers and teams of the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget club are no exception. These high flying, rockets of speed are absolutely breath taking to watch. The drivers that pilot the cars are often left scratching their head, or taking home a trophy after a race night at Grand Bend Speedway.

One such driver is the most recent winner at GBS. In July, Mack DeMann (#40) took command of the race a number of times before having progress foiled by caution flags moments after the pass. Relegated back to his previous position on the last completed green flag lap, DeMann worked tirelessly to get the job done and finally was able to seal the deal to capture the win.

DeMann knows that passing is actually the most difficult thing about racing at Grand Bend Speedway. There are very limited opportunities and must take full advantages when they are presented.

Grand Bend Speedway is home of some great moments in his career. After 3 years of trying, DeMann was able to win his first feature win in the Can-Am Midgets at the ¼ Bull Ring. DeMann says the speed and amount of forward bite is a lot of fun. “The motor climbs really quick and it really puts you back in the seat. In such closed quarters, it makes for some really good racing.”

The stars and Cars of the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Club take to the track this Saturday at Grand Bend Speedway for the second and final time in 2013.

Weekly Divisions

The Points battles in 2 of the divisions are really tight. The Broadway Service Junior Late Models and Mike & Terri’s NoFrills Mini Trucks will come down to the final 2 events of the schedule. The JLM battle between Cole Pirie (#10) and Hayden Sim (#49) is tight. Both drivers have won their share of races this year, In the Mini Trucks, Tanner Pirie (#12) and Mike Benetaeu (#33) are equally as tight. History can be made if the brothers Pirie are able to secure championships as the only siblings to win in the same year.

Racing begins Saturday at 6:00pm..Should Mother Nature interfere, a Rain Date is scheduled for Sunday at 2:00pm. Included in the price of admission will be the regular weekly divisions. Grand Bend Jr C Micro Sprints, OK Tire London S Jr. B Mircro Sprints, London Drive Systems Jr. A Sprints, Broadway Service JLM, Tommy’s motors 9hp Sprints, Mike & Terris NoFrills Mini Trucks.

For schedule, results and current point standings. Visit our website www.grandbendspeedway.com and follow us on twitter #GBSUpdates

 

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USA 3, Canada 2! Can-Am Legend Cars Throw Down In Grand Bend

USA 3, Canada 2! Can-Am Legend Cars Throw Down In Grand Bend

Grand Bend Speedway – Weekend Preview August 17, 2013
Jared Doxtator – @JARED_Announcer

(Grand Bend, ON) The Cross border competition between the Legend car teams from Canada and the United States is led 3 wins to to 2 in favour of the US. Cole Landau with one win, and Sean McPherson with two wins leads the Canadians in the Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legend cars series. Canadian wins being credited to Josh Indig, and Grant Quinlan.

It has been quite the series thus far. With 5 races completed, the competition has been spectacular. Visiting drivers from various Legend Car organizations have made the trip to the tricky tri oval this summer and leave scratching their heads or with a trophy. Jarett Stewart out of Alliston ON was the most recent driver to take on the track, and vowed to return.

Maidstone ON driver Grant Quinlan rolled in for race 4 on July 13, and the performance he put on was impressive. By winning the feature in convincing style, Quinlan evened up the Canada/US season series at 2.

A model of consistency, Josh Indig sits solidly near the top of the leader board in 2nd. Indig bagged a win in the series’ second event June 7th, and now a title fight looms large with two races to go.

Schedule of events

- Grand Bend Jr. C Sprints
- OK Tire London S Jr. B Sprints
- London Drive Systems Jr. A Sprints
- Broadway Service Jr Late Models
- Tommy’s Motors 9hp Sprints
- Mike & Terri’s NoFrills Mini Trucks
- Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legends Presented by MRE

Race fans are encouraged to make an entire weekend out of the action this weekend. Spend a day in the famous beach town of Grand Bend, spend the afternoon at the beach, then enjoy racing in the evening, and wrap up the night in the campground with other fans and competitors

Visit our website for schedules, results and photos or follow us on Twitter @GBSUpdates

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Grand Bend Announces Schedule Change For Legends Event

Grand Bend Announces Schedule Change For Legends Event

Jared Doxtator – @JARED_Announcer

(Grand Bend, ON)

Grand Bend Speedway would like to announce a change in the 2013 Schedule for the Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legend Series Presented by McColl Racing Enterprises.

The $500 to win Feature Event originally scheduled for this Saturday August 17, 2013 has been moved to Saturday September 7, 2013. This weekend’s race itself will still take place as scheduled, but with the regular weekly pay out.

The change in the race day payout for September 7, 2013 will be substantially increased to $500 to win, $400, for 2nd and $300 for 3rd place.

Competitors from The Michigan Legends, Ontario Legends and all other Legend Car teams are invited to compete for this final Legend Car race o the year at Grand Bend Speedway. The schedule change will allow those drivers and teams competing in both the Michigan Legends and Ontario Legends to compete together in an event with extra prizing.

Teams competing in the Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legends will still earn Championship points for this event,

For more details on event, directions, and other information contact the Speedway. www.grandbendspeedway.com , on twitter @GBSUpdates

 

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Weekly Divisions Highlight Action This Saturday At Grand Bend

Weekly Divisions Highlight Action This Saturday At Grand Bend

Grand Bend Speedway Weekend Preview – August 10, 2013
By Jared Doxtator – @JARED_Announcer

(Grand Bend, ON) This Province’s next super stars of auto racing are starting at a very young age. Grand Bend Speedway hosts some of the youngest racing divisions in the country. The Jr. Micro Sprint divisions at Grand Bend start as early as age 4-6, and have other divisions for children from ages 7-11, and 12-14 before allowed to compete in the adult divisions.

The cars are 6.5hp Honda powered Micro Sprints. The horsepower is reduced by restrictor plates on the two youngest divisions: Jr. C and Jr. B divisions and the older drivers in the Jr A division are able to use most of the power made available.

One of the most dominating performances of driving in 2013 season comes from the OK Tire London South Jr B division (7-11yrs). Cooper Aubertin and his yellow #38 has won eight of the nine feature races this year. Younger brother Jaxson Aubertin has been nipping at his heels, but has yet to put his #18 in victory lane as of yet. Brendan Patrick, sits 3rd in the Championship points standings, and is the divisions only other feature race winner, after scoring his win on opening night back in May.

Championship Points as of August 3, 2013* (*50% Attendance or more)

1. 38 Cooper Aubertin 996
2. 18 Jaxson Aubertin 836
3. 12 Brendan Patrick 831
4. 14 Cody Wilds 702
5. 72 Matt Thompson 526
6. 24 Kyle Steckly 431

The London Drive Systems Jr B Micro Sprints will be in action this weekend with all other weekly divisions including

• London Drive Systems Jr. A Micro Sprints
• Broadway Service Junior Late Models
• Tommy’s Motors 9hp Winged Sprints
• Mike & Terri’s NoFrills Mini Trucks
Race fans are encouraged to make an entire weekend out of the action this weekend. Spend a day in the famous beach town of Grand Bend, spend the afternoon at the beach, then enjoy racing in the evening, and wrap up the night in the campground with other fans and competitors

Visit our website for schedules, results and photos or follow us on Twitter @GBSUpdates

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Grand Bend Preview: Canada 2, USA 2, Three Races To Go

Grand Bend Preview: Canada 2, USA 2, Three Races To Go

Weekend Preview – Grand Bend Speedway – Aug 3, 2013

By Jared Doxtator, @JARED_Annoncer

(Grand Bend, ON)  Three racesremain in the Championship battle in the Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legend Car Series, and its is a tight battle at the top of the standings.   The Canadian Vs American season standings are also a complete deadlock with tie score at 2.

Two wins for the USA by Michigan drivers Cole Landau (#74L) and Sean McPhearson (#13), and a pair of wins by Canadians Josh Indig (#5) and Grant Quinlan (#28Q) have this Can-Am Legend Car series in a dead heat.  With drivers and teams from the Ontario Legend Series migrating westward as their schedule comes to a close, the Canadians might have an advantage.

Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legends Presented by McColl Racing Enterprises

  1. 13        Sean McPhearson              Riley Center MI        404
  2. 5          Josh Indig                             Belle River ON         390     -14
  3. 2          Brandon Thurlby(R)           Windsor ON              377     -27
  4. 66        Jamie Marce(R)                    London ON               374     -30
  5. 28        Steve Aubertin                     Bothwell ON             365     -39
  6. 98        Ray Morneau(R)                  Windsor ON              348     -56
  7. 28Q     Grant Quinlan                      Maidstone ON          124     -280
  8. 74L     Cole Landau                         Rochester Hills MI   120     -284
  9. 31        Jim Ireland(R)                       Strathroy ON             85        -319
  10. 14        Duane Cinnamon               Stouffville ON           84        -320

 

Mike and Terri’s NoFrills Mini Trucks

A Two horse race is brewing at the top of the Championship Points fight in the Mini Trucks.  Tanner Pirie (#12) leads Michael Beneteau (#33) by a slim 23 point margin going into this weekend’s event.   Competition at the top is proving difficult.  Part-Time, Special Guest drivers have been competing this year, which directly affects the points standings.  Both Pirie and Beneteau have won feature races this year, but positions at the top are tough to come by when drivers like Kevin Stark, Brandon Thurlby, Shawn Thompson, Trevor Collver, and Brady Smith are battling for positions and Championship points.

Regular Weekly racing continues this weekend. Scheduled to compete this weekend:

  • OK Tire London South Jr B Mini Sprints
  • London Drive Systems Jr A Mini Sprints – Long Weekend Ext Feature 40 Laps
  • Broadway Service Juniopr Late Models
  • Tommy’s Motors 9hp Winged Sprints
  • Mike & Terri’s NoFrills Mini Trucks –Long Weekend Ext Feature 50 Laps

Spectators are encouraged to make an entire weekend out of the trip to the races. Spend a day at the famous beach town of Grand Bend by day, Enjoy local short track racing in the evening and camp with the competitors and other fans in the campground,   Racing begins at 6:00pm with Pit Gates opening at 3:00pm

For Schedule, Results, and Race Information visit our website www.grandbendspeedway.com, Follow us Twitter @GBSUpdates

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Hurricanes To Hit Grand Bend!

Hurricanes To Hit Grand Bend!

Weekend Preview-Grand Bend Speedway-Hurricane Mudgets/Weekly Divisions
July 27, 2013
Submitted by Jared Doxtator, @JARED_Announcer

(Grand Bend, ON) The Annual Shipway Memorial race at Grand Bend Speedway usually draws a number of competitors. This year the Cars and Stars of the Hurricane Midget Club will be featured in this $500 to win Spectacular. Competitors from all over Ontario are anticipated to compete in the race Saturday night, and expect some ringers from various disciplines to make it exciting.

Former Grand Bend Speedway competitor, and 2 Time Wonderland Speedway Champion, Brent Kemps will make his return to the Bull Ring by the Beach. Kemps, a very decorated dirt standout brings his knowledge and skill Saturday night. A 3 time winner of the Bill Davis Memorial at Wonderland Speedway, Brent Kemps is no stranger to big feature wins, his most recent big trophy was from Wonderland Speedways 100 Lap Fall Classic, Kemps should be a serious threat.

Michelle Koricina, a driver with experience in various types of motorsports gets the call to drive the #21 RPM car Midget this weekend. Koricina, a 3 time Grand Bend Speedway Champion will be a contender with such powerhouse equipment and her intimate knowledge of the speedway. With experience in full sized vehicles at Delaware Speedway, and a standout in snow-cross, a race win by Koricina is more than possible

The 11th stop of the Hurricane Midgets at Grand Bend Speedway will be accompanied by the regular weekly divisions. With racing scheduled to start at 6:00pm

Weekly Divisions

• OK Tire London South Jr.B Mini Sprints
• London Drive Systems Jr, A Mini Sprints
• Broadway Service Jurnior Late Model
• Tommy’s Motors 9hp Winged Sprints
• Mike & Terri’s Mini Trucks

Race fans are encouraged to make an entire weekend out of the action this weekend. Spend a day in the famous beach town of Grand Bend, spend the afternoon at the beach, then enjoy racing in the evening, and wrap up the night in the campground with other fans and competitors

Visit our website for schedules, results and photos or follow us on Twitter @GBSUpdates

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Ledson Wins Legends Showdown At Delaware Speedway

Ledson Wins Legends Showdown At Delaware Speedway

Saturday July 20, 2013
Jared Doxtator @JARED_Announcer

(Delaware, ON) An excited list of competitors rolled through the back gate of Delaware Speedway Saturday evening for an Invitational/Exhibition race of Legend Cars. It was to be a demonstration event designed to generate interest in Southern Ontario for the Legend Cars. What the teams generated was a spectacular showing of speed an excitement on what arguably is the largest and fasted track the Legend Car teams have raced on this year.

The field, to be made up of Legend Car Teams from the Ontario Legends, Michigan Legends and The Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legends of Grand Bend Speedway arrived to the Speedway and were eager to get on track to test and get acclimated with the large half mile.

The 25 lap feature was set to take the green flag with Fred Young (#70) representing the Ontario Legends on the Pole. Steve Aubertin (#28) representing Grand Bend Speedways Can-Am Legends jumped out to an early lead from his 2nd place starting position,. Aubertin, in his second season of Legend car racing led for the first three laps before surrendering the lead to Nick Ledson (#15N) going in to turn one. The field diced around for several laps as Ledson set sail out front. Jamie Marche (#66) racing for the Grand Bend Can-Am Legends was chipping away at the field and soon was on the heels of second place Fred Young. Marche drove in on the outside groove and was able to get by for 2nd place. But disaster struck when the two made contact in the centre of turns 1-2. Both Marche and Young;s cars went spinning and set up a restart with only 6 laps remaining.

On the restart, Ledson continued his dominance, but the race for second place was steaming up. Duane Cinnamon (#14) fought off Steve Aubertin during the closing laps. The man on the move was Jamie Marche who restarted near the back of the field, and was charging to the front in a hurry. Marche was able to recover for a third place finish when the checkered flag fell.

Nick Ledson took home the trophy for his efforts. Representing the Ontario Legends, Ledson led 22 of the 25 laps. .

Heat race wins went to Nick Ledson (#15N) and Fred Young (#70), both representing the Ontario Legends. Unfortunately, the heat races did not go without drama. Jonathan Urlin, driving a team car t Jamie Marche,was making his way to the front when his engine expired in a ball of smoke and flames on the front straight-away. Urlin, a highly decorated Pro Late Model driver, was making his Legends debut in front oh his home track crowd, was unhurt but reported to have a lot of fun and was a big supporter of Legend Car racing and noted how similar it was to driving a Late Model in terms of the power to weigh ratio.

Delaware Speedway Legends Invitational Results
Pos Driver # Organization
1. Nick Ledson 15N Ontario Legends
2 Duane Cinnamon 14 Ontario Legends
3 Jamie Marce 66 Grand Bend Speedway Can-Am Legends
4 Steve Aubertin 28 Grand Bend Speedway Can-Am Legends
5 Cole McFadden 20 Ontario Legends
6 Corey Hatward 10 Ontario Legends
7 Fred Jordan 70 Ontario Legends
8 Jaret Stewart 11 Ontario Legends
9 Donovan Price 96 Ontario Legends
10 Jonathan Urlin 31 Grand Bend Speedway Can-Am Legends

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Legend Car Set To Invade Grand Bend Speedway

Legend Car Set To Invade Grand Bend Speedway

Saturday July 13, 2013 - By Jared Doxtator  - @JARED_Annnouncer

(Grand Bend ON) – Excitement builds as the Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legend Car Series Presented by McColl Racing Enterprises storms into town this weekend for event # 4.

In the previous 3 races, two have been won by US drivers, Cole Landau (#74L) and Sean McPhearson (#13). The lone Canadian victory went to Josh Indig (#5).  Canadian drivers Steve Aubertin (#28), Brandon Thurlby (#2), Jamie Marche (#66), and Ray Morneau (#98) are all looking to even up the US vs Canada Score. The Auto Fusion Towing Legend Car Series Presented by MRE teams are also gearing up for an exhibition race at Delaware Speedway July 20.

Broadway Service Junior Late Models

There has been a competitive up turn in recent weeks in the Junior Late Model Series.  Cole Perie, continues to lead the points with his consistent up front finishes.  But the front of the field is getting crowded.  Brayden DuPuy (#13), Austin Arnel (#29), Jacob Campbell (#44) and Jayden Sim (#49) have all been up at the front, with Hayden Sim taking the past two feature race wins.   The pack is also featuring a few good runs put in by Jake Bristow (#50) and new competitor, Matt Kennedy (#88)..  The division is quickly becoming super competitive and exciting to watch.

Racing this weekend begins at 6:00 pm. Race Fans are encouraged to visit the famous beach town, by day, enjoy the racing activity at night, and stay with us at the Campground overnight.

  • Scheduled to race on Saturday Night
  • OK Tire London South Jr B 6.5hp Sprints
  • London Drive Systems Jr A 6.5 Sprints
  • Broadway Service Junior Late Models
  • Tommy’s Motors 9hp Winged Sprints
  • Mik & Terri’s NoFrills Mini Trucks
  • Auto Fusion Towing Can-Am Legend Car Series Presented by McColl Racing Enterprises

For Schedule and results, please visit our website www.grandbendspeedway.com or follow us on Twitter  @GBSUpdates

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Deman Wins The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Race At Grand Bend

Deman Wins The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Race At Grand Bend

For Immediate Release
Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets
Grand Bend Speedway (Ont)
July 6, 2013
by Cindy Lorenz

Photo by Ralph Webbe.
2nd Rob Neely, winner Mack DeMan, 3rd Darren McLennan

Mack DeMan entered ‘Victory Circle’ for the third time this season as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets raced the ‘Bullring’ of Grand Bend Speedway on Saturday night. Taking the lead from Darren McLennan on lap 18, DeMan cruised to the win turning in times in the high 10 second range at this tight 1/4 mile oval.

Accepting the winners trophy, DeMan wanted to thank long time sponsor Lucas Oil, DeMan Construction, and Crown Steering and Brake. He also said “I want especially thank Peter Middleton, my Dad’s old crew chief for coming here tonight to be my crew chief. Andy Mackereth, my car owner, was a tremendous help with the setup of my car as well as my teammate Adrian Stahle. Thanks to everyone.”

At the drop of the green flag by starter Kyle Mackensie, McLennan took the lead from his pole position. Mackereth, starting second, had trouble coming out of turn two and fell back to sixth. Rob DiVenanzo moved into 2nd place followed by DeMan from his 5th starting spot and Rob Neely, who started 7th. Tom Kyle rounded out the top five. Caution came out for Travis Novotny for a spin in turn two. McLennan took the lead at the restart with the same four cars in close pursuit. One lap later DeMan caught DiVenanzo and passed him for second place. Neely did the same at the next lap, and was now running in third. DiVenanzo had a battle with Kyle to keep in the top five.
A red flag came out on lap eight as Todd Cresswell spun in turn three. He was checked and returned to the rear of the field. McLennan again took the lead with DeMan all over his tail, trying to find the opportunity for a pass. McLennan held on as DeMan put the pressure on him. At the halfway point, Greg Smulders spun bringing out another yellow flag. McLennan took no time getting out front at the restart with DeMan, and Neely still in the top three. Corey Moesker moved into 4th place followed by Adrian Stahle. Moesker and Stahle had a side by side battle with Stahle taking the spot two laps later. Lap 17 saw Cresswell spin which again reset the field for another opportunity for DeMan. This time he went to the front and took the lead from McLennan. Neely remained in third followed by Stahle and Moesker. With two laps to go Moesker made contact with Stahle causing him to spin
also collected Novotny. All three cars went to the back for the restart. DeMan again took the point now followed by Neely in second place and McLennan. Kyle was now in 4th with David Balych rounding out the top five.
The checkered flag flew for DeMan, followed by Neely, McLennan, Kyle and Balych.

Heats were won by McLennan and Moesker but Moesker was DQ’d for failure to go to the scales. The win went to Cresswell. The ‘B’ Main was won by Barry Dunn.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets return to Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, July 14th.

Final Finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Grand Bend Speedway on July 6, 2013 is……1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Darren McLennan, 4. Tom Kyle, 5. David Balych, 6. Rob DiVenanzo, 7. Barry Dunn, 8. Adrian Stahle, 9. Ryan Fraser (R), 10. Andy Mackereth, 11. Corey Moesker, 12. Tyler Turnbull (R), 13. Travis Novotny, 14. Dylon Smith (R), 15. Todd Cresswell, 16. Cody Winn (R), 17. Greg Smulders, 18. Adam Racine (R), DNS Chris Bauman.

Unofficial Top 15 in points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of July 6, 2013 are…1.ROB NEELY…952, 2. Mack DeMan…889, 3. David Balych…885, 4. Todd Cresswell…883, 5. Adrian Stahle…872, 6. Corey Moesker…860, 7. Barry Dunn…773, 8. Rob DiVenanzo…758, 9. Darren McLennan…720, 10. Tyler Turnbull (R)…676, 11. Adam Racine (R)…658, 12. Dylon Smith (R)…600, 13. Tom Kyle…442, 14. Chris Bauman…434, 15. Ryan Fraser (R)…345.

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For more information on the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets, contact Cindy Lorenz at clorenz74@yahoo.com

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Winged Warriors Storm The Bull Ring By The Beach

Winged Warriors Storm The Bull Ring By The Beach

Weekend Preview – Grand Bend Speedway July 6, 2013

By Jared Doxtator @JARED_Announcer

(Grand Bend, ON) – Fans of Grand Bend Speedway are “On the Chip!” for this weekend’s big racing event. The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Club will descend upon the Bull Ring by the Beach this weekend for the first of two appearances, and what promises to be a very exciting and action packed event.

Brian’s Service Centre, EZ Building Products, D & D Glass, and Broadway Service Present Saturday’s race program, which includes a regular race program for the weekly divisions.

In 2012, London ON driver, Darren McLennan [#48] swept the two dates at Grand Bend Speedway on his way to a successful season. McLennan, a former weekly competitor at Grand Bend, considers the speedway as his home track and usually brings a number of fans to cheer on his efforts.

Grand Bend Speedway offers its share of challenges. David Balych [#12] offered his insight recently, and commented on how 90% of the time is spent turning, which offers little, to no rest for the drivers. Two time Sunset Speedway event winner and former JCAR Mini Truck Champion Corey Moesker [#39] calls Grand Bend a very technical track compared to most on their schedule. Dissimilar turns on either end, makes it difficult to come up with a set p that allows these winged warriors to rotate through the different corners.

Balych notes that they tend to run more gear then most tracks to allow engines to rev up quicker, and stand the overhead wings straight up to assist with all the turning on the corners and back dogleg. Moesker comments that it is important to set the car up to be able to come off the corners low, as it’s the only way to pass.

Moesker and Balych both have had various degrees of success at Grand Bend Speedway. Balych remembers a satisfying heat race win after pounding the wall during pre-race practice. Moesker had a brilliant run in the July event in 2011. Moesker, recalls starting the feature race in last place, and driving up through the field to finish 2nd. At the time was a career best finish. Both drivers are looking forward to steal the broom from McLennan this year.

Also scheduled to compete on Saturday

• OK Tire London South Jr B 6.5hp Micro Sprints
• London Drive Systems Jr A 6.5 Micro Sprints
• Broadway Service Junior Late Models
• Tommy’s Motors 9hp Winged Sprints
• Mike &Terri’s No Frills Mini Trucks

Racing at the Bull Ring by the Beach begins at 6:00 pm. Pit Gates open at 3:00pm. Please note, there is a Rain Date Scheduled for Sunday July 7m 2pm start,

Spectators are encouraged to make a weekend of the trip to the races, spend the day at beach and experience the sights and sounds of the famous beach town, spend the evening watching some great racing and join us in the campground for the rest of the night.

This weekends Racing event is Presented by
• Brian’s Service Center, Dashwood
• EZ Building Products, Dashwood
• Broadway Services, Wyoming
• D & D Glass, Vanastra

 

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Weekend Preview: Grand Bend Speedway

Weekend Preview: Grand Bend Speedway

June 29, 2013

Jared Doxtator  @JARED_Announcer

(Grand Bend ON) – When the green flag drops Saturday, a youngster from London having a breakout season will attempt to win another feature win.  Lucas Vieira who has already won 4 Feature wins this season will be looking for a 5th Win.  Driving his #6 OK Tire London South/Whitworth Towing Jr A Sprint, Vieira has managed to string together an outstanding record thus far in 2013.  London’s Tyler Fortey, has been the only other winner in 2013, besting Vieira early in the season.   Every so often a driver gets on a roll, and Vieira has certainly gotten off to a great start,

The Canada Day Weekend racing card calls for all regular divisions to take to the track.  The Broadway Service Junior Late Models and Mike & Terri’s Mini Trucks will have extended laps for their feature races on Saturday evening.

Grand Bend Speedway is a ¼ Mile Asphalt Tri-Oval  with 12 degrees of banking located on Hwy 81, 2 km East of Downtown Grand Bend ON.  Racing is weekly from May to September every Saturday night at 6pm.  Camping is available to all guests.

For a Full Racing Schedule, Results, Championship Point Standings, please visit our website www.grandbendspeedway.com  and follow us on Twitter  @GBSUpdates

 

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Legends Return This Saturday To Grand Bend Speedway

Legends Return This Saturday To Grand Bend Speedway

Weekend Preview – Grand Bend Speedway - June 22 - Jared Doxtator @JARED_Announcer
(Grand Bend, ON) – Saturday night’s racing action at Grand Bend Speedway will mark the third of seven appearances for the Auto Fusion Towing Legend Car Series, Presented by McColl Racing Enterprises. Belle Rive ON driver, Josh Indig (#5) won the most recent even on June 8th, and Rochester Hills MI, driver Cole Landau (#74L) won the opening event on the May Long Weekend. After 2 evens, Josh Indig leads the Championship standings by 12 points over Brandon Thurlby

Impressive runs by several home track drivers are highlighting the series thus far. Brandon Thurlby and Steve Aubertin have both scored runner up finishes, and momentum is building for young Ray Morneau who finished his first race on the podium with a 3rd place run in the most recent event.

Regular Racing is also scheduled this weekend at Grand Bend Speedway. Competition with all the divisions has ramped up considerably in recent weeks. Cooper Aubertin (#38) leads the point standings in the OK Tire London South Jr B Sprints, Lucas Vieira holds top spot in the London Drive Systems Jr A Sprints, Cole Pirie is number 1 in the points for the Broadway Service JLM, MacKenzie Hamilton is off to spectacular title defense in the Tommy’s Motors 9hp Winged Sprints, and Tanner Pirie is having a break out year and sits atop the points standings in the Mike & Terri’s No Frills Mini Trucks.

Racing at the Bull Ring by the Beach begins at 6:00 pm. Pit Gates open at 3:00pm.
Spectators are encouraged to make a weekend of the trip to the races, spend the day at beach and experience the sights and sounds of the famous beach town, spend the evening watching some great racing and join us in the campground for the rest of the night.

Follow us on Twitter @GBSUpdates
For more information visit our website www.grandbendspeedway.com

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