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OUTLAWS Ready to Close out Summer at Peterborough Speedway

OUTLAWS Ready to Close out Summer at Peterborough Speedway

The summer of 2015 may be quickly coming to an end. The temperatures are starting to drop but the racing for the OUTLAWS is just starting to heat up.

Labour day weekend has become a tradition at Peterborough Speedway as they crown all their local divisions 2015 Champions, and the OUTLAWS get one last chance to tune up before their season ending event the Autumn Colours Classic.

Coming into the seventh event of the season the #17 of Kevin Cornelius has a perfect record going in feature competition. Never in OSCAAR history has a driver gone undefeated and with three events left to go, the question on everyone’s mind will Kevin and his team become the first to accomplish this feat.

In order to do accomplish this, the #17 is going to have to fend off the challenges of his fellow Outlaw drivers. For the past two events the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick has let the #17 team know that he is ready to end their streak. Fans will also want to remember back to the earlier event in 2015 at Peterborough Speedway when the #84 had the dominate car only to lose by a half a car length at the end of the race.

Glenn Watson and his #22 team have also shown the competition that he is ready to return to victory lane and would love nothing better than the be the one that ends the #17 streak of wins. Rookie Shawn Grosman has put together a solid year while competing for the first time ever on the OUTLAW series. Shawn might have an ace up his sleeve as his crew chief Ryan Kimball has many years racing experience at Peterborough Speedway and that might be just what the team needs to get that first feature win.

Another thing the fans will want to keep an eye on and that is the points race. Currently second through fourth place is separated by a mere 4 points. With one point awarded per position the teams of Fitzpatrick, Watson and Grosman will be gunning for every position they can on the track.

Cory Jones comes into this event in 5th place and will be letting the drivers ahead of him in points, one slip and he is going to be there to take advantage of the situation. Kelly Balson always has Peterborough Speedway circled on his calendar, unfortunately the team suffered motor issues last week and at this time it is not known if the B10 will be in competition this weekend. One thing is for sure Kelly and his team are dedicated racer and if they can be there in front of their home town fans they will do everything possible to make it happen.

Shawn Chenoweth returned to action last week at Flamboro Speedway and was rewarded with a third place finish in the feature event. Shawn is no stranger to Peterborough Speedway with victories in other divisions, and would love nothing more than to park the #89c in victory lane Saturday night.

Fans of the 1/3 mile Peterborough Speedway will want to ensure they are there to celebrate the home town 2015 Champions and enjoy the fastest cars in Canada “The OUTLAWS”

Pit gates open at 1:00 pm with the first green flag of the night set to wave at 5:00 pm

See everyone at the track.

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Championship Clash at Peterborough Speedway Puts it all on the Line

Championship Clash at Peterborough Speedway Puts it all on the Line

The time has come to leave the book of sports clichés on the shelf.

Whether you refer to it as the Title Tilt, a Fight for the Finish Line or a Charge to the Checkers, the 2015 edition of Peterborough Speedway’s Championship Clash – Saturday, September 5th – will determine this year’s overall winners in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says it’s a great way to wrap-up what has been a strong regular season of action at the popular Central Ontario venue.

“Fans have seen some exciting racing in every class since the year’s first green flag Saturday, May 16th,” said Josiasse. “Our car counts have been solid and that helps create some excellent fan support week after week. Each division has seen multiple feature winners; including some first-timers. It’s been a thrilling campaign that will culminate with a night of action that will see the season’s title-holders named.”

For the Saturday, September 5th event – that will also include the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models – pit gates will open at 1:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 3:00. The night’s first Great Canadian RV green flag will wave at 5:00.

Looking ahead on the schedule for the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City sees the 23rd Annual Edition of the Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 9th to 11th. Eight different racing divisions will tackle Peterborough Speedway, providing 3 straight days of action.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com by liking the track’s page at www.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media 

Buckhorn, Ontario veteran Dave Morgan (#10) is one of the leading contenders for the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model title. This year’s crowns will be awarded during the Championship Clash – Saturday, September 5th – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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Cornelius Holds Off Fitzpatrick For Biederman Memorial OSCAAR Win At Flamboro Speedway

Cornelius Holds Off Fitzpatrick For Biederman Memorial OSCAAR Win At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – The OSCAAR series made it’s long awaited return to Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past Saturday, and didn’t disappoint. Well over fifty drivers were signed in for the three OSCAAR series and along with the four regular Flamboro divisions, racing got underway at 3pm.
Twenty six of the best in the Midas of Orangeville Midget series signed in to do battle. Four qualifying heats took place and Robin McLean who has run only part time this year, picked up the checkered flag in heat race #1. The #83 of Jamie Bound took the win in heat race #2 over his brother Jody Bound. Jamie would take another win in heat #3. #57 of James Stanley picked up the win in heat race #4 of the night. With twenty five cars still in competition it was decided to start them all for the 25 feature event with no B feature.
With a great balance of veterans and rookies, the Hoosier Modifieds provided some great racing action all night long. Chris Milwain a familiar face around Flamboro when he raced the Hobby Car previously, picked up heat race win #1. Brian McLean picked up the feature win at the previous race at Sunset looked ready to defend with a win in heat race #2. Matt Barton also has many laps at the track behind the wheel and as a crew chief and that knowledge paid off with a win in heat #3, his first of the 2015 season. John Harper grew up coming to Flamboro Speedway and lives just down the road in Cambridge, so the win in heat race #4 was like a home coming for the team.
The Super Late Models were who most came to see. OSCAAR’s top series didn’t disappoint on this day. Todd Campbell has turned many laps at Flamboro Speedway and used that knowledge to take the win in the first heat race of the day. Kevin Cornelius would pick up the win in heat race #2, with Flamboro veteran #39 Shane Gowan picking up his first win of the 2015 season in heat race #3. Making his return to OSCAAR competition this weekend is perhaps one of the more successful drivers at Flamboro in recent years, the #89c of Shawn Chenoweth would take heat race #4.
The regular series were also well represented on this day and the Pure Stocks were up first. Blair Mayhew’s day got off to a rough start. The Campbellville driver would likely get my vote for Hard Luck competitor in the division. After several mishaps and minor injuries on the track, Mayhew was unable to avoid a first lap spin by Lofton Schuts and his day was done. When racing resumed Matt Young and Michael Kenny broke away on there own and put on a good race up front. Kenny, who has had some bad luck and disappointing finished of late was able to get by Young, take the lead and pick up the first feature win of the night.
Fifteen Mini Stocks took the green flag in feature #1. It would prove to be a rocky night with some interesting mix ups in both features.Rodney Rutherford started inside poll and got out to a nice lead early. He led the first seven laps but a caution brought the field back to even. Hudson Nagy and Russ Aicken got into it, the first mix-up of a few on this night. On the restart, Blair Wickett wasted little time in taking the lead from Rutherford. A few laps later, Aicken and Nagy got into it again as Nagy nudged the back end of Aicken’s car sending him spinning into the turn one wall. Aicken showed his displeasure towards the young Nagy as he pulled along side the car. Nagy’s headed for the pits and was done for the night. The raced continued and Blair Wickett never let up and took the checkered flag.
Thunder Cars were next as Mitch Miljanovic and Shawn Chenoweth were up front for this one. Chenoweth, who has dominated pretty much everything this year, wasted little time in taking the lead and moving way out in front of this race. The top four cars, Chenoweth, Mark Burbridge, Shawn Arnott and Milljanovic were all strung out and the biggest battle was for fifth and sixth between Mike Gilmour and Justin Collison. Chenoweth made the big lead stick and took the checkered flag.
The Pro 4 Modifieds had their heat race and the brothers Nanticoke, Brian and Dan raced each other hard and made contact half way through. Dan was unable to continue due to a flat tire. Brian held of Craig Shaver and picked up yet another victory.
Second round qualifying took place with the Pure Stocks up first. Lofton Schuts led the first six laps. He and Matt Young raced hard, door to door for several laps. The 43 car of Leo Labarbera started smoking big time down the front stretch and something broke sending him very hard into the wall. He was ok and the race continued. Matt Young, back after a few weeks off for disciplinary reasons, looked good in race one and managed to take his second checkered flag of the season in the second.
Mini Stocks were ready and raring to go for their second feature event. Three wide action early as action got heated. Russ Aicken showed he means business and took the lead from Jake Gilbert on lap four. Aicken and Wickett were battling it out hard down the front stretch. They got into each other and Wickett slid through the grass and back onto the track and right into Aicken sending him around. Both cars took up position at the back. Clark Hartman who wasn’t sure he would make it back from last week’s damage took the lead on the restart. Hartman and Chad Ditner were out front and broke away from the pack. On the final lap, out of turn two Ditner turned it into over drive, got by Hartman for the lead and picked up his first ever feature win. Congratulations Chad! You’ve come along was and nice to see that hard work and steady improvement result in a win!
Thunder Cars hit the track for their final feature of the night. Lots of banging and crashing in this one. Shawn Chenoweth took the lead again but lots of action further back in the pack. Mike Gilmour and Mitch Miljanovic got involved heading into three and Gilmour was around and into the wall. Both cars were unable to continue. Chenoweth took the checkered flag followed by Mark Burbridge and a nice run by the 87 of Jeremy Bean to pick up third.
The Pro 4 Modifieds hit the track for their 12 lap feature event. Linc Erison, who picked up his first feature win a couple weeks back had a flat left rear tire and is bad luck continued, his night was done. Mark Lucas led early but Dan Nanticoke got his car working after a mishap in the heat and got by Lucas an took the feature win.
The Midas of Orangeville Midgets hit the track for their feature with 25 cars taking the green. Rob Summers would lead the field to green along side the #62 of Rob McCall. McCall would get the early jump and would lead the first 3 laps. Jody Bound who started 8th in the feature quickly made his way to the front and took over the lead on lap 4. Bound was looking to rebound from a disappointing race last time out  at Grand Bend and pick up his first feature win of the season.  If that was to happen he have to hold off his brother Jamie who was quickly moving up through the field as well. On lap 14 Jamie Bound would make his move to the lead and would go on to pick up another feature victory. The battle was then on for second place between Jody Bound and Jessica James who started the feature all the way back in 20th place. The two would race side by side for lap after lap with no one giving an inch. Coming to the checker flag they were side by side coming out of turn four making a run to the line with the #5 of Bound taking the spot by inches over the #2 of James.
The 30 lap feature for the Hoosier Modifieds would be lead to green by the #63 of John Baker Jr. and the #2 of Matt Barton. At the drop of the green Barton took off and started to make some room between himself and the pack. The first caution flew at the half way point as Dan Price would suffer motor problems and have to be towed back to the pits. The restart would see Barton and John Harper line up beside one another. The leaders would battle side by side for the next two laps before Harper took the lead. The cars battled nose to tail for the final 15 laps of the feature event. With the laps winding down Harper was in command and when the checkered flag flew it was Harper celebrating in victory lane for the first time on the OSCAAR Modified Tour.
The final race of the night was the 50 lap Don Biederman Memorial event. Nice to see this race back at Flamboro where it all started. J.R. Fitzpatrick was hungry for the win. Fitzpatrick is looking for his first feature win in the series and it meant a lot to him as Don Biederman was friends with J.R.’s dad growing up and Fitzy remembers old Don around the garage. Glenn Watson #22 and Kevin Cornelius #17 would lead the field to the green flag. Cornelius would get the jump on the start and the battle for second would look very familiar as the #22 of Watson and the #84 of Fitzpatrick would battle side by side lap after lap for the spot. On lap 15 Fitzpatrick would finally claim the spot and set off to hunt the #17 of Cornelius down who had built up a straight away lead by then. On the move was the #89c of Chenoweth who also made the move around the #22 of Watson and the hard charging #81 of Andrew Gressel moved from his 10th starting spot into fourth. As the race passed halfway distance, the crowd were keeping an eye on the leader and the score board as the laps where quickly ticking down. Cornelius caught some lapped traffic allowing the #84 to inch ever closer until the rear view mirror was full of the #84. The two leaders put on an epic battle for the lead with Fitzpatrick doing whatever he could to get the inside line on the #17. As the white flag flew it was now or never for the #84 and he made one last ditch effort in turn three but to no avail as the #17 of Cornelius picked up the win and defended his Biederman Memorial win. The race took just under 18 minutes to race and not a single caution and every car was still running at the end.
*****Thanks to the Oscaar.ca website and story for much of the information and results from the races in my report. Not sure of the writer but they did a great job and wanted to use some of it and give them credit for a well written piece. I know very little on the series as they don’t race at Flamboro so wanted to pass along the information. Thanks!*****

That brought to a close another exciting action packed night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us — THIS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH, IT’S THE ANNUAL FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT AND CORN ROAST. FEATURING THE CANADIAN VINTAGE MODIFIEDS, ONTARIO MODIFIEDS, PRO LATE MODELS, THUNDER CARS, MINI STOCKS AND THE PRO 4 MODIFIEDS. RACING STARTS AT 6 P.M. PLEASE JOIN US IN THE PITS FOLLOWING THE LAST RACE OF THE EVENING FOR THE CORN ROAST. PIT GATES OPEN AT 4 P.M., FRONT GATES OPEN AT 5, RACING STARTS AT 6 SHARP.
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Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1 : #07 Michael Kenny, #7 Matt Young, #90 Andy Wheller, #44 Sam Heibien, #79 Caroline Kelly, #10 Lofton Schuts, #77 Jeff Miller, #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn, #24 Linc Erison, #88 Jason Tolton, #42 Leo Labarbera, #48 Steve Deleeuw, #61 Paul Ditner, #5 Courtney Scott (DNF), #17 Blair Mayhew (DNF), #31 Keara Gallant (DNS)
Pure Stock Feature #2 : #7 Matt Young, #90 Andy Wheller, #10 Lofton Schuts, #24 Linc Erison, #88 Jason Tolton, #79 Caroline Kelly, #44 Sam Heibien, #07 Michael Kenny, #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn, #77 Jeff Miller, #31 Keara Gallant, #48 Steve Deleeuw, #61 Paul Ditner, #42 Leo Labarbera (DNF), #5 Courtney Scott (DNF), #17 Blair Mayhew (DNS)
Mini Stock Feature #1 : #97 Blair Wickett, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #75 Scott Mast, #61 Chad Ditner, #51 Clark Hartman, #71 Russ Aicken, #03 Jake Gilbert, #32 Gillian Hils, #22 Mark DaSilva, #5 Rob Twitchett, #05 Dave Goodacre, #11 Nolan Quinton, #36 Hudson Nagy (DNF), #92 A.J. Miller (DNF), #79 Kyle Istead (DNF)
Mini Stock Feature #2 : #61 Chad Ditner, #51 Clark Hartman, #97 Blair Wickett, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #71 Russ Aicken, #75 Scott Mast, #03 Jake Gilbert, #22 Mark DaSilva, #5 Rob Twitchett, #79 Kyle Istead, #05 Dave Goodacre, #32 Gillian Hils, #11 Nolan Quinton, #36 Hudson Nagy (DNS), #92 A.J. Miller (DNS)
Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #14 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #87 Jeremy Bean, #37 Jeff Bean, #01 Wayne Phillips, #12 Justin Collison (DNF)
Thunder Car Feature #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #87 Jeremy Bean, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #37 Jeff Bean, #01 Wayne Phillips, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (DNF), #14 Mike Gilmour (DNF), #12 Justin Collison (DNS)
Pro 4 Modified Heat : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #63 Mark Lucas, #93 Dan Petit, #68 Mark Millard, #23 Linc Erison, #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNF)
Pro 4 Modified Feature : #15 Dan Nanticoke, #63 Mark Lucas, #8 Craig Shaver, #68 Mark Millard, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #23 Linc Erison (DNF)
Midas of Orangeville Midgets  Heat #1: #97 Robin McLean, #84 Richard Woodland, #85 Rob Summers, #37 Steve Lassman, #98 Kevin Spiez, #26 Katherine Summers, #24 Ryan Brown, #86 Raynor Vickers, #69 Wally Wilson, #75 Shawn Stanley (DNF), #3 Lorne Van Dusen (DNF), #53 Dave Bradley (DNF)
Midas of Orangeville Midgets  Heat #2 : #83 Jamie Bound, #5 Jody Bound, #48 Brian Woodland, #18 Paul Drananoc, #57 James Stanley, #42 Brian McDonald, #62 Rob McCall, #8 Larry Lawson, #71 Wayne McKibbon, #74 David Gallinger, #43 Randy Hiusser (DNF), #55 Corey Whitam (DNF)
Midas of Orangeville Midgets  Heat #3 : #83 Jamie Bound, #5 Jody Bound, #18 Paul Crananoc, #42 Brian McDonald, #53 Dave Bradley, #75 Shawn Stanley, #55 Corey Whittam, #85 Rob Summers, #8 Larry Lawson, #3 Lorne Van Dusen, #24 Ryan Brown, #2 Jessica James (DNF), #86 Raynor Vickers (DNF), #31 Brent Kemps (DNF)
Midas of Orangeville Midgets  Heat #4 : #57 James Stanley, #62 Rob McCall, #37 Steve Lassman, #97 Robin McLean, #98 Kevin Spiez, #48 Brian Woodland, #74 David Gallinger, #84 Richard Woodland, #43 Randy Hiusser, #71 Wayne McKibbon, #26 Katherine Summers, #69 Wally Wilson (DNF)
Midas of Orangeville Midgets Feature : #63 Jamie Bound, #5 Jody Bound, #2 Jessica James, #18 Paul Drananoc, #53 Dave Bradley, #84 Richard Woodland, #75 Shawn Stanley, #97 Robin McLean, #85 Rob Summers, #8 Larry Lawson, #37 Steve Lassman, #3 Lorne Van Dusen, #98 Kevin Spiez, #26 Katherine Summers, #71 Wayne McKibbon, #43 Randy Hiusser, #24 Ryan Brown, #74 David Gallinger, #48 Brian Woodland, #42 Brian McDonald, #86 Raynor Vickers, #57 James Stanley, #62 Rob McCall, #55 Cory Whittam, #69 Wally Wilson, #31k Brent Kemps (DNS)
Hoosier Modifieds Heat #1 : #21 Chris Milwain, #26 Terry Baker, #36 Gary Elliott, #2 Matt Barton, #63 John Baker Jr., #79 John Harper, #20 Mike Hearty, #12 David Balych (DNF)
Hoosier Modifieds Heat #2 : #47 Brian McLean, #8 Gary Mclean, #19 Dean Scott, #79h Cory Horner, #09 Dan Price, #99 A.J. Emms (DNS)
Hoosier Modifieds Heat #3 : #2 Matt Barton, #8 Gary McLean, #26 Terry Baker, #63 John Baker Jr., #47 Brian McLean, #12 David Balych
Hoosier Modifieds Heat #4 : #79 John Harper, #79h Cory Horner, #36 Gary Elliott, #21 Chris Milwain, #20 Mike Hearty (DNF), #09 Dan Price (DNF)
Hoosier Modifieds Feature : #79 John Harper, #2 Matt Barton, #36 Gary Elliott, #26 Terry Baker, #8 Gary McLean, #79h Cory Horner, #21 Chris Milwain, #47 Brian McLean, #63 John Baker Jr., #19 Dean Scott, #20 Mike Hearty, #12 David Balych, #99 AJ Emms, #09 Dan Price
Super Late Model Heat #1 : #07 Todd Campbell, #84 J.R. Fitzpatrick, #22 Glenn Watson, #89 c Shawn Chenoweth, #63 Jim Bowman, #88 Kelly Hallett, #7 Derrick Tiemersma (DNS),
Super Late Model Heat #2 : #17 Kevin Cornelius, #29 Sean Grossman, #81 Andrew Gressell, #27 Roy Passer, #39 Shane Gowan, #10b Kelly Balson
Super Late Model Heat #3 : #39 Shane Gowan, #07 Todd Campbell, #27 Roy Passer, #84 J.R. Fitzpatrick, #63 Jim Bowman, #17 Kevin Cornelius, #7 Derrick Tiemersma (DNS),
Super Late Model Heat #4 : #89c Shawn Chenoweth, #81 Andrew Gressell, #82 Corey Jones, #22 Glenn Watson, #29 Sean Grossman, #88 Kelly Hallett
Don Biederman Memorial Super Late Model Feature : #17 Kevin Cornelius, #84 J.R. Fitzpatrick, #89c Shawn Chenoweth, #81 Andrew Gressel, #22 Glenn Watson, #29 Sean Grosman, #07 Todd Campbell, #82 Corey Jones, #27 Roy Passer, #39 Shane Gowan, #63 Jim Bowman, #88 Kelly Hallet, #7 Derrick Tiemersma (DNS), #b10 Kelly Balson (DNS)

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Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Lights Up a Hot August Night at Peterborough Speedway

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Lights Up a Hot August Night at Peterborough Speedway

Since its inception, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – has been committed to the creation of an affordable, competitive series for racers, by racers. Saturday, August 29th the popular open wheeled tour concluded the Peterborough Speedway portion of its 2015 schedule, as part of the track’s Hot August Night Series.

With close to a dozen teams in attendance, every driver came into the event looking score as many points as possible to be used toward the series championship. Some bad racing luck or missing a single event could potentially drop a driver out of competition for the overall crown.

Alex Lees and defending series champion Robert Warnes brought the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series teams from the staging area for their 25 lap main event. The lead duo built a strong lead early, but Donny Beatty – who entered the show with the point lead – was mounting a charge from his 8th place starting spot and had moved his #40 machine into 4th spot with 11 laps showing on the scoreboard.

With 16 circuits complete, Warnes brought-out a red flag as his #95 ride caught fire near the pit entrance. The driver was unhurt, but Warnes – who had scored his first win of the year just a week earlier – was unable to continue. Track clean-up crews took care of a fluid spill approaching the scene, before the race resumed.

Beatty took to the high and low lines on the track to get close to the top spot, but Lees was up for every challenge and took his first win of the year. His twin brother Nick – in a car borrowed from Rick Warnes – was 3rd, with Randy Hollingsworth and Duane Cinnamon 4th and 5th. Ryan Dick, Willow Barberstock, Warnes and Christopher Mulders completed the finishing order. Jamie Wagar, Brad Stevenson and Rick Warnes were unable to start the main event.

Rob Warnes, Alex Lees, Nick Lees and Donny Beatty won OMRS qualifying heats earlier in the night.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Peterborough Speedway notes: While running in one of the night’s qualifying events, Jamie Wagar exited the track at high speed when the throttle stuck on his #32 machine. The car struck a concrete barrier outside the track and was heavily damaged. Wagar was checked at the scene by track personnel, before being transferred to a local hospital. He was held overnight to be treated for a cracked vertebrae, broken ankle and other injuries. OMRS officials, drivers and teams wish him a speedy recovery. Wagar and car owner Josh Gruntz express their thanks to Peterborough Speedway staff and emergency personnel for their quick response…Donny Beatty was celebrating his wedding anniversary at the track. He and wife Linda have been married for 17 years.

2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 2nd: Flamboro Speedway

Appearance points awarded to each team

Saturday, May 23rd: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #2, Dwight Brown

Saturday, June 13th: Peterborough Speedway

2nd Annual ‘Test a Mod Day’

Saturday, June 27th: Flamboro Speedway

Cancelled, rain

Sunday, June 28th: rain date

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, July 4th: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 11th: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 25th: Peterborough Speedway – special race

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, August 15th: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, August 22nd: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #95, Robert Warnes

Saturday, August 29th: Peterborough Speedway (make-up for 7/25)

Feature event winner: #07, Alex Lees

Saturday, September 5th: Flamboro Speedway

Sunday, September 6th: rain date

Friday, October 2nd: Flamboro Speedway (qualifying & feature)

Saturday, October 3rd: Flamboro Speedway (feature)

Sunday, October 4th: rain date

Fans can find full series details at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or

www.facebook.com/OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS Inc. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

After a rough start to the year, Cameron, Ontario’s Alex Lees turned things around with a win in the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series feature – Saturday, August 29th – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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Cornelius, Harper and Bound Celebrate Victory at Flamboro Speedway

Cornelius, Harper and Bound Celebrate Victory at Flamboro Speedway

Flamboro Speedway played host to the OSCAAR series and The Don Biederman Memorial this past weekend. With the pits full of cars the fans were treated to some great racing from all seven of the divisions in attendance.

Dickies / London Recreational Racing Outlaw Action:

The one event on the calendar that every Outlaw driver has circled is the Biederman Memorial. This years’ event saw it return to its roots at Flamboro Speedway. It was at this track the Biedeman became a household name in Ontario. Coming into this event Kevin Cornelius had never turned a competitive lap at Flamboro Speedway and was riding a perfect win streak and just to add a little more pressure was the defending champion of the Memorial event. The question on everyone’s mind even Kevin’s could he keep the streak alive?

The qualifying events for the 50 lap Memorial event would be the first order of business. Todd Campbell has turned many laps at Flamboro Speedway and used that knowledge to take the win in the first heat race of the day. Kevin Cornelius would pick up the win in heat race #2, with Flamboro veteran #39 Shane Gowan picking up his first win of the 2015 season in heat race #3. Making his return to OSCAAR competition this weekend is perhaps one of the more successful drivers at Flamboro in recent years, the #89c of Shawn Chenoweth would take heat race #4.

It seemed heading into the feature that the home track drivers would hold the advantage as the #22 of Glenn Watson and the #17 of Kevin Cornelius would lead the field to the green flag. The #17 would get the jump on the start and the battle for second would look very familiar as the #22 of Watson and the #84 of Fitzpatrick would battle side by side lap after lap for the spot. On lap 15 Fitzpatrick would finally claim the spot and set off to hunt the #17 of Cornelius down who had built up a straight away lead by then. On the move was the #89c of Chenoweth who also made the move around the #22 of Watson and the hard charging #81 of Andrew Gressel moved from his 10th starting spot into fourth. As the race passed halfway distance, the crowd were keeping an eye on the leader and the score board as the laps where quickly ticking down. Cornelius caught some lapped traffic allowing the #84 to inch ever closer until the rear view mirror was full of the #84. The two leaders put on an epic battle for the lead with Fitzpatrick doing whatever he could to get the inside line on the #17. As the white flag flew it was now or never for the #84 and he made one last ditch effort in turn three but to no avail as the #17 of Cornelius picked up the win and defended his Biederman Memorial win. Shawn Chenoweth gave it everything he had and got his first podium finish of 2015 with an impressive 3rd place. Andrew Gressel was happy to be in the Outlaw and his fourth place finish with the #22 of Watson rounding out the top five. While the celebration in victory lane was going on everyone began to talk about the fact the race took just under 18 minutes to race and not one single caution and every car was still running at the end.

Biederman Memorial Feature Finish: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius, 2nd #84 JR Fitzpatrick, 3rd #89c Shawn Chenoweth, 4th #81 Andrew Gressel, 5th #22 Glenn Watson, 6th #29 Sean Grosman, 7th #07 Todd Campbell, 8th #82 Corey Jones, 9th #27 Roy Passer, 10th #39 Shane Gowan, 11th #63 Jim Bowman, 12th #88 Kelly Hallet, #7 Derrick Tiemersma dns, #b10 Kelly Balson dns

Top 5 in Championship: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 488 pts, 2nd #84 JR Fitzpatrick 425 pts, 3rd #22 Glenn Watson 423 pts, 4th #29 Sean Grosman 421 pts, 5th #82 Corey Jones 400 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 50 pts, 2nd #39 Shane Gowan 32 pts, 3rd #82 Corey Jones 24 pts, 4th #84 JR Fitzpatrick 23 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman 18 pts

The HOOSIER Mods: The fans of Flamboro Speedway only have one chance to see the OSCAAR Mods in action and the drivers ensured the fans saw some great open wheel action. With a great balance of veterans of the track and rookies, it provided some great racing action all night long.

Chris Milwain was one of the drivers with experience in a Hobby Car but being a rookie in the Mod at Flamboro, but used his experience to pick up heat race win #1 of the night. Brian McLean picked up the feature win at the previous OSCAAR Mod event and looked ready to defend with a win in heat race #2. Matt Barton also has many laps at the track behind the wheel and as a crew chief and that knowledge paid off with a win in heat #3 his first of the 2015 season. John Harper grew up coming to Flamboro Speedway and lives just down the road so the win in heat race #4 was like a home coming for the team, who was coming off his best OSCAAR career finish of second the week before.

The 30 lap feature event would be lead to green by the #63 of John Baker JR and the #2 of Matt Barton. At the drop of the green Barton and his #2 machine would set sail at the front of the field, leaving the rest of the drivers to battle it out for position. The first caution of the event would fly at the half way point as rookie driver #09 Dan Price would suffer motor problems and have to be towed back to the pits. The restart would see the #2 of Barton line up beside the #79 of John Harper with Cory Horner in the #79h in third #36 of Gary Elliott in fourth and the #26 of Terry Baker rounding out the top five at the half way point. The leaders would battle side by side for the next two laps before the #79 of John Harper would take over the leaders spot. The battle continued for second through seventh as they were all nose to tail for the final 15 laps of the feature event. With the laps winding down the #79 of Harper was in command and when the checkerflag waved it would be the Harper team celebrating in victory lane for the first time on the OSCAAR Mod Tour. Matt Barton would hold on to second place matching his career best finish with Gary Elliott returning to the podium at his home track. Rounding out the top five would be the #26 of Terry Baker and the #8 of Gary McLean.

The Mod teams now get a very well deserved weekend off before returning to Full Throttle Speedway in two weeks for round #2 of The Rick Woolner Memorial event. Shane Stickle and his #39 mod picked up the win in round one, but the overall winner will be the driver with the best combined finish of the two events. Fans will not want to miss a moment of the exciting Mod racing that weekend.

Feature Finish: 1st #79 John Harper, 2nd #2 Matt Barton, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott, 4th #26 Terry Baker, 5th #8 Gary McLean, 6th #79h Cory Horner, 7th #21 Chris Milwain, 8th #47 Brian McLean, 9th #63 John Baker JR, 10TH #19 Dean Scott, 11th #20 Mike Hearty, 12th #12 David Balych, 13th #99 AJ Emms, 14th #09 Dan Price

Top 5 in Championship: 1st #8 Gary McLean 555 pts, 2nd #36 Gary Elliott 488 pts, 3rd #79h Cory Horner 482 pts, 4th #63 John Baker JR 479 pts, 5th #47 Brian McLean 468 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #8 Gary McLean 48 pts, 2nd #20 Mike Hearty 27 pts, 3rd #79h Cory Horner – #63 John Baker JR 25 pts, 5th #77 Chad Strawn 24 pts

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets : Twenty six of the best in the Midget series signed in to do battle at Flamboro Speedway this past weekend. With the season winding down the points race is the closest in any series in Ontario, the drivers were ready to get down to some serious racing in front of a great crowd at Flamboro Speedway.

The qualifying heats are of the up most importance as the drivers want to start as close to the front as they can and they do not want to have to run the dreaded “B” main. Robin McLean has been running a part time schedule for the 2015 season butt when he shows up he ready to win and proved that by taking the checker flag in heat race #1 of the night. The #83 of Jamie Bound was back in action after missing the previous event and took the win in heat race #2 over his brother Jody Bound. Jamie would back that win up with a win in heat #3 making him the top qualifier of the night and being the lucky driver to draw the invert. The past few weeks would see the #57 of James Stanley becoming a fixture at the front of the fields and would pick up the win in heat race #4 of the night. With twenty five cars still in competition it was decided to start them all for the 25 feature event.

Rob Summers has been putting strong runs together this last half of the season and would lead the field to green along side the #62 of Rob McCall. The #62 of McCall would get the early jump and would lead the first 3 laps of the feature event. Moving up quickly was the #5 of Jody Bound who started 8th in the feature and took over the top spot on lap 4. The #5 of Bound was looking to rebound from a disappointing event at Grand Bend and pick up his first feature win of the season. Jody knew that if that was to happen he have to hold off his brother Jamie and his #83 machine who was quickly moving up through the field as well. On lap 14 the #83 of Bound would make his move to the lead and would go on to pick up another feature victory. The battle was then on for second place between the #5 of Bound and the #2 of Jessica James who started the feature all the way back in 20th place. The two would race side by side for lap after lap with no one giving an inch. Coming to the checker flag they were side by side coming out of turn four making a run to the line with the #5 of Bound taking the spot by inches over the #2 of James. While all this was going on the driver with the best seat in the house was the #18 of Paul Drananoc who came home fourth followed by the #53 of Dave Bradley in fifth.

The teams will now get to enjoy the labour day weekend poolside before returning to action at Full Throttle Speedway in two weeks. In the previous visit it was Jessica James that laid down the law and she will be looking to defend her race win.

Midas of Orangeville Midgets Feature Finish: 1st #63 Jamie Bound, 2nd #5 Jody Bound, 3rd #2 Jessica James, 4th #18 Paul Drananoc, 5th #53 Dave Bradley, 6th #84 Richard Woodland, 7th #75 Shawn Stanley, 8th #97 Robin McLean, 9th #85 Rob Summers, 10th #8 Larry Lawson, 11th #37 Steve Lassman, 12th #3 Lorne Van Dusen, 13th #98 Kevin Spiez, 14th #26 Katherine Summers, 15th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 16th #43 Randy Hiusser, 17th #24 Ryan Brown, 18th #74 David Gallinger, 19th #48 Brian Woodland, 20th #42 Brian McDonald, 21st #86 Raynor Vickers, 22nd #57 James Stanley, 23rd #62 Rob McCall, 24th #55 Cory Whittam, 25th #69 Wally Wilson, #31k Brent Kemps dns

Top 5 in Championship: 1st #5 Jody Bound 617 pts, 2nd #48 Brian Woodland 607 pts, 3rd #18 Paul Drananoc 603 pts, 4th #84 Richard Woodland 599 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #83 Jamie Bound 44 pts, 2nd #86 Raynor Vickers 43 pts, 3rd #2 Jessica James 35 pts, 4th #57 James Stanley 31 pts, 5th #48 Brian Woodland 29 pts

Rookie of the year: 1st #5 Jody Bound 40 pts, 2nd #86 Raynor Vickers 29 pts, 3rd #71 Wayne McKibbon 27 pts, 4th #69 Wally Wilson 17 pts, 5th #13 Craig Deacon 9 pts

Midas of Orangeville Top 5: 1st #5 Jody Bound 455 pts, 2nd #18 Paul Drananoc 437 pts, 3rd #48 Brain Woodland 415 pts, 4th #84 Richard Woodland 404 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald 403 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #86 Raynor Vickers 26 pts, 2nd #83 Jamie Bound 25 pts, 3rd #48 Brian Woodland – #98 Kevin Spiez 24 pts, #57 James Stanley 21 pts

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Erik Jones Wins Chevrolet Silverado 250

Erik Jones Wins Chevrolet Silverado 250

Erik Jones thrilled the huge crowd on hand at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, winning the third annual Chevrolet Silverado 250, his sixth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory.

The #4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota driver took the win by a mere 1.656 seconds over defending champion Matt Crafton.

The duo was followed to the line by Ben Kennedy. Cameron Hayley of Calgary, AB was the top finishing Canadian who brought home the #13 Cabinets by Haley Toyota in seventh place.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series returned for their second race of the season on Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s historic road course. Jason Hathaway won his first career road course race by claiming the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 by 0.310 seconds over L.P. Dumoulin. Jeff Lapcevich finished third to complete the podium.

Sunday’s racing action also saw the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin complete their weekend doubleheader. Scott Hargrove took the win in Platinum Cup over Daniel Morad. Michael De Quesada was first in Gold Cup with class champion Orey Fidani finishing in second.

In the weekend finale for the Canadian Touring Car Championship, Tom Kwok was the winner in Super Touring, Alex Tagliani in Grand Touring and Marlin Langeveldt in Touring.

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Photo – The Chevrolet Silverado 250 winner Erik Jones celebrates with his team after taking the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Photo Credit – John Walker

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – Chevrolet Silverado 250
Canadian Tire Motorsport ParkSunday, August 30, 2015
1. (2) Erik Jones #, Toyota, 64, $64245.
2. (3) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 64, $48243.
3. (6) Ben Kennedy, Toyota, 64, $35572.
4. (13) Daniel Hemric #, Chevrolet, 64, $27034.
5. (1) Alex Tagliani(i), Ford, 64, $26832.
6. (9) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 64, $21752.
7. (7) Cameron Hayley #, Toyota, 64, $21202.
8. (14) Spencer Gallagher #, Chevrolet, 64, $20651.
9. (12) John H. Nemechek #, Chevrolet, 64, $19661.
10. (5) Cole Custer, Chevrolet, 64, $20500.
11. (8) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 64, $19441.
12. (19) Brian Wong, Toyota, 64, $16997.
13. (18) TJ Bell(i), Chevrolet, 64, $19137.
14. (17) Mason Mingus, Chevrolet, 64, $19027.
15. (22) Ray Black Jr. #, Chevrolet, 64, $19406.
16. (23) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 64, $18697.
17. (16) Tyler Young, Chevrolet, 64, $18586.
18. (24) Korbin Forrister #, Chevrolet, 64, $18476.
19. (4) Tyler Reddick, Ford, 62, $18367.
20. (29) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 61, $17506.
21. (28) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 59, $16896.
22. (10) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 57, $15787.
23. (15) Matt Tifft, Toyota, 56, $15566.
24. (27) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 55, $15455.
25. (20) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, 54, $15551.
26. (11) Brandon Jones #, Chevrolet, Accident, 43, $15346.
27. (21) Daniel Brown, Chevrolet, 42, $15291.
28. (25) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, Brakes, 21, $15013.
29. (26) Justin Jennings, Chevrolet, Brakes, 12, $14958.
30. (31) Josh Reaume(i), RAM, Engine, 10, $14458.
31. (30) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, Engine, 0, $12958.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 83.476 mph.
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 53 Mins, 07 Secs. Margin of Victory: 1.665 Seconds.
Caution Flags: 5 for 13 laps.
Lead Changes: 14 among 6 drivers.
Lap Leaders: A. Tagliani(i) 1-6; E. Jones # 7-12; C. Hayley # 13-25; C. Custer 26; A. Tagliani(i) 27; C. Custer 28-36; E. Jones # 37; M. Crafton 38; T. Bell(i) 39; C. Custer 40-46; E. Jones # 47; C. Custer 48-52; E. Jones # 53-61; A. Tagliani(i) 62; E. Jones # 63-64.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): C. Custer 4 times for 22 laps; E. Jones # 5 times for 19 laps; C. Hayley # 1 time for 13 laps; A. Tagliani(i) 3 times for 8 laps; M. Crafton 1 time for 1 lap; T. Bell(i) 1 time for 1 lap.
Top 10 in Points: E. Jones # – 590; M. Crafton – 587; T. Reddick – 575; J. Sauter – 535; D. Hemric # – 500; C. Hayley # – 489; T. Peters – 470; J. Townley – 466; S. Gallagher # – 452; B. Kennedy – 451.

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Hathaway Finally Scores Road-Course Win  Series Veteran Takes NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Checkered Flag At CTMP

Hathaway Finally Scores Road-Course Win Series Veteran Takes NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Checkered Flag At CTMP

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (Aug. 30 2015) – Jason Hathaway has raced in every event in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 history. He’s been a race winner and a championship contender.

After Sunday’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he can add highlight to his résumé: Road-course winner.

Hathaway, a self-professed “oval guy” held off road-course aces L.P. Dumoulin and Jeff Lapcevich following a late-race restart to win the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200.

More importantly, the moved the 38-year-old from St. Thomas, Ontario, to second in the championship standings heading into the season finale at Kawartha Speedway on Sept. 19. He is nine points behind Scott Steckly, who finished seventh, and has the same points total as Andrew Ranger. Ranger won the pole position and led the most laps (15) before tire issues dropped him to sixth.

D.J. Kennington finished fourth  and J.F. Dumoulin fifth.

Hathaway’s weekend started off with an up and down Saturday. His crew had to change an engine prior to qualifying, but he added a sponsor when Muskoka Aviation Centre in Gravenhurst, Ontario, joined his team for Sunday’s race.

Hathaway’s No. 3 Muskoka Aircraft Center/HGC Chevrolet took the lead from Dumoulin with three laps to go following the race’s final restart. Dumoulin had gone to the front on Lap 42 after Lapcevich and Alex Tagliani, who led 12 laps, had tangled for the lead.

Following Ranger and Steckly, Tagliani, rookie Cayden Lapcevich and Kerry Micks rounded out the top 10.

After the race, Jeff Lapcevich, who had finished second in the four of the last six races at CTMP, announced Sunday’s event was his final with the series as he will turn his attention his son Cayden’s race career.

The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 had seven lead changes among seven different drivers.

The 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will conclude the season Sept. 19 with the Pinty’s 200 at Kawartha.

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 Results

Sunday

At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ont.

Lap length: 2.459 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (10) Jason Hathaway, St. Thomas, Ont., Chevrolet, 51 laps, 76.108 mph.
  2. (13) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.
  3. (3) Jeff Lapcevich, Ancaster, Ont., Dodge, 51.
  4. (8) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 51.
  5. (12) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.
  6. (1) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 51.
  7. (6) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 51.
  8. (4) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Chevrolet, 51.
  9. (29) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.
  10. (14) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 51.
  11. (19) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.
  12. (11) Kevin Poitras, Newcastle, Ont., Ford, 51.
  13. (26) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 51.
  14. (20) James Van Domselaar, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chevrolet, 51.
  15. (22) Dave Coursol, Saint-Jerome, Que., Dodge, 51.
  16. (25) Olivier Bedard, Terrebonne, Que, Chevrolet, 51.
  17. (18) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 51.
  18. (23) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 51.
  19. (27) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.
  20. (28) Jocelyn Fecteau, Montreal, Que., Dodge, 51.
  21. (21) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Chevrolet, 46, wheel bearing.
  22. (15) Spencer Gallagher, Las Vegas, Nev., Dodge, 45, radiator.
  23. (7) Alex Labbe, Victoriaville, Que., Dodge, 43, off track.
  24. (9) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 37, off track.
  25. (17) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 34, engine.
  26. (2) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 20, clutch.
  27. (5) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 19.
  28. (16) Carlos de Quesada, Gainesville, Fla., Dodge, 15, accident.
  29. (24) Anthony Simone, Aurora, Ont., Dodge, 0, ignition.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 38 minutes 52 seconds

Margin of Victory: .310 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: A.Ranger (106.904 mph, 82.807 seconds)

Caution Flags: 4 for 14 laps.

Lead Changes: 7 among 7 drivers.

Lap Leaders: A. Ranger 1-15; K. Lacroix 16-18; M. Scannell 19-22; A. Tagliani 23-33; J. Lapcevich 34-40; A. Tagliani 41; L. Dumoulin 42-48; J. Hathaway 49-51.

Standings: 1. S. Steckly, 403; 2. J. Hathaway, 394; 3. A. Ranger, 394; 4. L. Dumoulin, 380; 5. D. Kennington, 359; 6. G. Klutt, 350; 7. J. Dumoulin, 346; 8. M. Camirand, 342; 8. A. Tagliani, 319; 10. J. McColm, 312.

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Stade Keeps Drive Alive At Sauble Speedway

Stade Keeps Drive Alive At Sauble Speedway

By Doug Townsend

Sauble Beach ON- With only two weeks remaining in 2015 season drivers know what they had to do when they rolled through the pit gate Saturday afternoon and fans came out to pack the track as they also know what’s on the line.

The closest battle in points has to be the Late Model division with only fifteen points separating the top five drivers no one could afford getting into trouble but still had to be aggressive enough to make things happen.  With heat races out of the way the field lined up for what would be an edge of your seat race for fans and crews and with #17 Josh Stade from Chesley the current points leader lined up inside second row and #8 Jason Parker from Paisley currently sitting number two in points and defending Late Model champion outside of him the fans know they were in for a great race.  From the drop of the green #88 Tim Schreinert from Ayton would get the jump over #36 Jason Lagge from Owen Sound and work at putting some distance between him and the rest of the field then eight laps in the caution would come out for a spin by #85 Jeff Lotspeich from Rockwood bringing the field back together again.  On the restart #88 Schreinert would continue to stay out in front and lead laps while #17 Stade would battle for second with #37 Marvin Freiburger from Walkerton.  Once Stade cleared the #37 of Freiburger he could set his sights on #88 Schreinert who had led every lap so far.  On lap fourteen Stade would be able to edge Schreinert at the line to take the lead and in doing so brought along #8 Parker to battle for second with 88 Schreinert as Parker could not afford to let Stade out of his sight.  With #8 Jason Parker settling into second it would be time for #2 Tim Ellis from Kitchener to work at getting around Schreinert and into third as he worked to chase down Parker for second.  Try as he would #8 Parker would not be able to make up ground on Stade as #2 Tim Ellis kept him Parker busy with the battle for second and #17 Josh Stade would be able to ride his lead all the way to the checkers.  Second would go to #8 Jason Parker, third #2 Tim Ellis, fourth #37 Marvin Freiburger and in fifth #72 Junior Farrelly from Guelph.  Heat race winners were #8 Jason Parker, #17 Josh Stade, #2 Tim Ellis and #10 Tom Gibbons from Southampton.

In Jr Late Model action it would be #7 Ty Cavallin from Owen Sound taking advantage be an early race spin by #8 Kyle Parker from Hanover to restart on the pole and anyone who has watched #7 Cavallin run knows once he is in clean air he is hard to catch.  With the 7 of Cavallin in the lead and #37 Eric Thom from Sauble Beach running in second the battle was for third between #3 Tyson Schreinert from Ayton and #12 Trenton Both from Shallow Lake and as they came off of corner two something seemed to brake in the 12 car putting him into the outside wall.  On the restart #37

Thom the current point’s leader would get the jump on the #7 of Cavallin but it would be short lived as Cavallin would regain the lead before they came back to the stripe next time around.  Again once the 7 of Cavallin was out in clean air he was hard to catch and that would be the way the race would end up.  Checker flag for #7 Ty Cavallin followed by #37 Eric Thom, #3 Tyson Schreinert, #8 Kyle Parker and #12 Trenton Both.  Heat winners were #12 Trenton Both and #7 Ty Cavallin.

In Rock Solid Four Cylinder action the field was led to the green by #70 Howard Bentley from Tara but the green would be short lived as drivers tried to go three wide in corner one causing #28 Morgan Robson from Barrie to spin out bringing out the first caution.  On the ensuing restart #7 Brain Wilson from Hillsburg would dive to the inside of #70 as they came to the green taking the early race lead.  Wilson would hold the lead until lap five when point’s leader #36 Cory Young from Owen Sound was able to get around him and into clean air.  With Wilson running second he had to keep his eye on the two quick cars closing in on him #10 William Gibbons from Kincardine and #51 Craig Kamratrth from Owen Sound who started at the rear of the field.  It wouldn’t take long before Wilson found himself going from second to fourth as Gibbons and Kamratrth were able to get around him as they set their sights on #36 Young.  With nine laps to go #10 William Gibbons was able to overtake Young for the lead and start to run away with it.  Which set up a great white flag battle for second between Young and Kamratrth and it would be Kamratrth in the 51 edging out 36 Young for second.  Fourth would go to #7 Brian Wilson and rounding out the top five would be #19 Jason Hinde from King City.  Heat winners would be #51 Craig Kamratrth, #10 William Gibbons, #19 Jason Hinde and #36 Cory Young.

In Thunder Car action clean air was all that was needed by #16 Zack Casemore from South Bruce Peninsula currently sitting second in points.  He was able to get out front and keep in there in front of a very fast group of regular cars in this division plus a couple former champions running part time this season #30 Todd Davenport and #61 Chad Eden.  In the end it would be #16 Casemore for the checker followed by points leader #36 Ken Grubb from Walkerton, third #03 Steve Ecker from Hamilton, fourth #77 Jake Zevenbergen and rounding out the top five #61 Chad Eden from Varney.  Heat winners were #61 Eden, #16 Casemore, #03 Ecker and #30 Davenport.

Next racing action at is this Saturday Sept 5th as the points champions will be crowned and you won’t want to miss any of the battles in Jr Late Model, 4 Cylinder, Thunder Car and that big Late Model race plus Can Am Midgets will also be here.  Gates open at 5PM with racing starting at 7PM so come on out to Sauble Speedway for the last race in 2015 and “Get Your Race On”

Photos by T.W. Robarts

 

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