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Question Session: Mini Stock #24 Tyler Mayhew

Question Session: Mini Stock #24 Tyler Mayhew

By Larissa Spencer – From demo derbies to racing at Flamboro Speedway, Tyler Mayhew has had a love for racing cars as long as he can remember. Tyler raced a Mini Stock at Flamboro Speedway last season, but decided to sell it and build a Pure Stock for this season. Tyler is having a great time so far in 2015, and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season is going to bring.

The Basics
Date of Birth – November 12, 1994
Hometown – Milton, Ontario.
Career – General Labourer
Years in racing – 2 in racing 4 years in demo

How did you get your start in racing?
My uncle Rick Seeley is how I got into racing. I used to pit for him in the Pro Challenge Series. I was so interested in the racing and wanted to be part of it so I bought a Mini Stock.

What goes through your mind when you are sitting in your car in the lineup waiting to go out on the track?
Your adrenaline is pumping. I’m thinking about having a nice clean race and I’m trying to go for that checkered flag.

What is your favourite thing about racing?
My favourite thing about racing is getting out in the car and taking out all of my frustrations. Being in the car is a stress reliever for me.

What is your least favourite thing about racing?
My least favourite thing about racing would have to be fixing the car when you abuse it.

Who are your sponsors?
My sponsors include Seeley Equipment, Rodney’s Trailers, Milton Auto Wreckers, AC Signs

Who would you like to thank?
I would like to thank my dad, mom, my twin brother Blair, my girlfriend Larissa, my sister Maddy, my friend Alex Wood and our team photographer – Ronnie Allen.

Who is your favourite person to race against and why?
My favourite person to race against is my twin and my teammate Blair Mayhew. I love racing against him because I know when I get beside him on the track, were going to try to beat each other so one of us will have bragging rights when we get home back in the shop.

If you could get racing advice from anyone, who would it be and why?
If I had to get advice from someone, I would go with Jeff Gordon. I’ve been a Gordon fan since I was 5 years old. 24 is my favourite and my lucky number!

What do you like to do when you’re away from the track?
When I’m not at Flamboro Speedway, I like four wheeling, fishing, having bon fires, and hanging out with family. I also like to travel to various tracks to watch the races.

What is your most memorable racing moment so far in your career?
My most memorable moment so far is when my brother and I were battling for a position on the track. It lasted for a solid two laps and he passed me on two laps to go. It’s memorable for me because I’m racing against my brother and building valuable racing experience.

What’s the best advice you have received in regards to racing?
The best advice I’ve received was from my uncle Rick. He taught me how to take the corners on the track because I was all over track and it was first time I was in the race car. He told me just to drop down if your in the way and they’ll get by you.

How would you get someone younger to be interested in racing?
I would try to get kids out in the car. On autograph night I’d let them sit in the car and get a feel for it. I’d also like to build a car and then sell tickets for kids (of the proper age) to be able to get in and take it around for a couple of laps on a practice day or something. It would get them interested and hopefully into a car. If you don’t get kids into racing now, our sport isn’t going to be around much longer.

What other tracks do you hope to compete at during your career?
I’d love to run at Sunset Speedway. It always seems like a great track and I’d love to be able to have a go at it. I’d also like to try the dirt at Ohsweken Speedway. I’ve only been out once, but the track seems amazing and everyone always tells me how fun it is.

If you could race any other class of car, which would you choose and why?
I’d love to race a Late Model. Stock car racing at local tracks – the goal is to get a ride in a Late Model. It resembles the highest level kind of like NASCAR.

What are your future plans?
My future plans are to hopefully build a Mini Stock under our Double Trouble Racing team and take it out to various specials and invitationals around Ontario, getting a feel for various tracks.

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Three Drivers Win Double Features at FTMS

Three Drivers Win Double Features at FTMS

Varney ON – There was a chill in the air but the action on the track was nothing but hot at Full Throttle on Friday with no less than three drivers winning both their feature races. Top this off with free two seater rides and a motorcycle King of The Hill at intermission fans continue to be more than entertained each and every race night. Also joining fans at the track this past week where Inside Track and Inside Motorcycle Magazine with tons of give a ways and prizes.

In Jr Late Model it was all #49 Hayden Sim from London working his way through the pack to pick up his first two checker flags of the season. In a strange twist both features this night had an identical top 5. Second in both features went to #44 Jacob Campbell from London, third #15 Kaysla Zemcho, fourth #14 Cody Wilds from Exeter and rounding out the top five #25 Travis Placzek from Grand Valley.

Mini Stock action continued to see the dominate #63 Brandon Crumbie from Cookstown take both features. In feature one he was followed by #36 Cory Young from Owen Sound, #35 Bobby Tolton from Rockwood, #86 Nick Clarke of Mount Forest and rounding out the top five # 7 Paul Boyd from Harriston. In feature two second this time was #35 Tolton, third # 36 Young, fourth # 34 T.J. Edwards from Fergus and rounding out the top 5 again was #7 Paul Boyd.

The last double feature winner of the night was just picking up where he left off last season, Outlaw Late Model 2014 points champion #11 Cole Weber from New Hamburg continued to prove he is the driver to bet at the top level on the highbanks. The wins in both features did not come easy though as #40 Mark Dixon from Durham gave Weber all he could handle in both heats coming in second, proving that a little midweek testing can pay off on race night. In feature one third went to #00 Trevor Thompson from Elmira, fourth #23 Paul Milligan from Inisfill, fifth #36 Gary Elliott from Waterdown. Feature two third place was #23 Milligan, fourth #00 Thompson and rounding out the top five #36 Elliott.

Fun Stocks, always a fan favourite continued to show just how intense and competitive this division is. In feature one it was #25 Brain Wilson from Rockwood getting out in front and cursing to checker ahead of #73 Sherri McIntyre from Bayfield, third #32 Ben Klages from Hanover, fourth #84 Andrea Parsons from Clifford and rounding out the top five #34 Alex Hastie from Durham. Feature two saw #9 Sandy Eccles from Mount Forest return to his winning ways followed by #5 Jeramy Duguay from Hanover, third #34 Hastie, fourth #25 Wilson and in fifth #14 Luke Bos from Conn.

In Street Stock feature one it was #35 Mike Thebeau from Mitchell making a last corner pass on the strong #20 Ryan Edwards-Kiss from Londesboro for the win. Third would go to #3 Mark King from Hillsburgh, fourth #7 Paul Huskins from Kitchener and fifth #05 Steve Brook from Hillsburgh. Ray Flynn from Clinton driving #277 returned after a blowing a radhose in the first feature to take the second. He was followed by #35 Thebeau in second, third was #20 Edwards-Kiss, fourth #6 Rob Wark and rounding out the top five #5 Dave Grey Jr from Hanover.

The next racing action will be this coming Friday and Saturday as we host our first double header weekend. Friday racing action will kick off at 7:30PM with Jr Late Models, Mini Trucks, Fun Stocks, Super Trucks, Mini Stocks, Thunder Cars and Crazy Trains! Then on Saturday all the action starts at 5:00PM as we bring in the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup season opener 100 lap race! Also on the card will be a Thunder Car 46 lap feature race along with an Outlaw Late Model 46 lap feature. For complete details check out the website at www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com

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Dwayne Baker Wins Inaugural APC Late Model Series Event

Dwayne Baker Wins Inaugural APC Late Model Series Event

Report By: Ashley McCubbin – The APC Auto Parts United Late Models Series presented by Grisdale Racing Products kicked off the brand new series with their inaugural event in style on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

After side-by-side racing at the front of the pack all night long, Dwayne Baker (48) crossed the finish line first, ahead of a very talented field, and claimed the series’ first victory. Baker was in his back-up car after issues in his primary car during Friday night practice. Jamie Cox (22) finished second, followed by Mat Box (27), Shawn Chenoweth (89c) and Jason Parker (8).

Brandon Watson (9) was the top qualifier, but found himself out of the event early with mechanical issues. The event wasn’t all easy for everyone as some drivers suffered heavy damage to their rides throughout the night, including Mike Bentley (51) and Marvin Freiburger (37).

Be sure to check out photos of the event here: Facebook.com/OntarioOval

The APC Series is off for a week before heading to Flamboro Speedway on June 6th for the second date on the schedule.

Cayden Lapcevich would out-duel Randy Rusnell to win the St. Onge Recreation Super Stock feature. Matt Bentley finished third, followed by Adam Martin and Shawn Goggins. Rusnell and Bentley picked up wins in the heats.

Danny Benedict edged Brandon McFerran at the line to score the victory in the Graham Landscape Mini Stock feature. Doug butler finished third, while Jordan Howse bounced back from an early flat tire to finish fourth. Miles Tyson rounded out the top-five. Notably, the Mini Stocks have yet to see a repeat winner this season in three weeks of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition. Nic Montanari scored the victory in the Signs of Innovation Mighty Mini feature for his second victory of the season. Fred Jordan finished second, followed by Bob Phinnemore, Mike Robinson Jr. and Randi Seguin. Phinnemore and Jordan won the pair of heat races.

Jason Keen bounced back from problems at Flamboro Speedway to win the Canadian Vintage Modified feature on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway. Steve Trendell finished second, followed by T.J. Marshall, Jeremy Riopelle and Brian Atkinson. Ron Easton and Keen would score victories in the heats. The Canadian Vintage Modifieds now have a couple weeks before going to Flamboro Speedway on June 20.

This coming weekend at Sunset Speedway, the Super stocks, Mini Stocks and Mighty Minis will once again be racing in points competition, but will be joined by the Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Limited Late Models. The LLMs will run a pair of 35-lap features as part of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition. The night is also a fan appreciation night so make sure to come out beforehand and meet your favourite drivers.

Check out www.sunsetspeedway.ca for more details.

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Midas of Orangeville Tackle Peterborough Speedway

Midas of Orangeville Tackle Peterborough Speedway

Peterborough Speedway is known throughout Ontario as the “toughest 1/3 mile oval” and it lived up to its reputation Saturday night. A field of 24 Midget teams signed in to battle for starting with the qualifying heats.

Twelve cars would make up each of the 10 lap heat races. The #18 of Paul Draganac would pick celebrate in victory lane in heat 1 and 4 making the #18 the top qualifier of the night. Other drivers picking up a heat win was the #77 of James Rodgers and the #37 of Steve Lassman. With Paul drawing an invert of 8 the 25 lap feature would have the Rookie of The Year contender #5 Jody Bound and the #42 of Brian MacDonald lead the field to green.

From the drop of the green flag the action was nonstop as drivers jockeyed for position throughout the field. A lap 12 restart would see the biggest accident of the night. Several top cars were taken out of contention with damage. With thirteen laps remaining to be run it was the #48 of Brian Woodland and the #84 of Richard Woodland that would put the show on at the front of the field. The two ran side by side for lap after lap. The two cars crossed the line to take the white flag in a dead heat only to see the # 48 of Brian Woodland getting loose coming out of two and spin down the back stretch handing the win to the #84 of Richard Woodland. #18 of Paul Draganac came very close to a perfect night with a second place finish. Behind these two another battle was being waged between the #42 of Brian MacDonald and the #57 of James Stanley with the #57 beating MacDonald by a matter of inches at the line. Brian Woodland would recover from the spin to round out the top five.

Six Rookies got their first racing laps at Peterborough Speedway with the #13 of Craig Deacon besting all his fellow rookies with a seventh place finish.

The points leader #83 Jamie Bound was absent from this weekends event and with the feature win #84 of Richard Woodland finds himself sitting atop the standing heading into next weeks’ event at Flamboro Speedway.

Klotz Oil and Lubricants Prize winners were the #13 Craig Deacon, #85 Rob Summers, #86 Raynor Vickors and #28 Bob Ross.

A total of thirty three different teams have earned points so far in 2015, and fans can expect to see more of the close competition as the season continues.

The next event will be at Flamboro Speedway on May 30th where the Midas of Orangeville Midgets will be joined by The Hoosier OSCAAR Mods and the Dickies Outlaws presented by London Recreational Racing. There is a rain date of May 31st if needed.

Midas of Orangeville Feature Finish: 1st #84 Richard Woodland, 2nd #18 of Paul Draganac, 3rd #57 James Stanley, 4th #42 Brian MacDonald, 5th #48 Brian Woodlands, 6th #17 Mike McLaughlin, 7th #13 Craig Deacon, 8th #85 Rob Summers, 9th #26 Katherine Summers, 10th #8 Larry Lawson. 11th #75 Shawn Stanley, 12th #37 Steve Lassman, 13th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 14th #9 Shawn Gardner, 15th #86 Raynor Vickors, 16th #5 Jody Bound, 17th #69 Wally Wilson, 18th #24 Ryan Brown, 19th #62 Rob McColl, 20th #2 Jessica James, 21st #77 James Rodgers, 22nd #3 Lorne Van Dusen, 23rd #28 Bod Ross, 24th #51x James Stone DNS

Photo’s by Todd D Walden

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RACE RECAP: JPII Catholic Secondary Wins High School Challenge

RACE RECAP: JPII Catholic Secondary Wins High School Challenge

It was first-time winners all around at Delaware Speedway on Saturday afternoon when the first Super-Value Saturday event of the year took to the track.  Nathan Taback (#46) of London took his first-ever Bone Stock win, Jaden Chapman (#01) of Sarnia earned his first-ever V8 Stock Muscle Car Victory, and John Paul II Catholic Secondary School took home top honours in the High School Challenge.

Jaden Chapman (#01) of Sarnia won his first-ever V8 Stock Muscle Car race on Saturday afternoon.  Chapman had also won his qualifying heat earlier in the afternoon which was his first checkered flag at the speedway ever in nine years of competition.  Chapman started from sixth place and chased his way to Jamie Klumper (#07) of Mitchell’s bumper to make the pass for the lead on lap ten of the forty-lap event.  A major caution came on lap 24 as Paul Fothergill (#33) of London blew a motor in front of Barry Watson (#45) of West Lorne.  The fluid on the race track caused both cars to slide into the turn one wall causing significant damage and ending the day for both top-running drivers.  Jamie Klumper (#07) of Mitchell would finish second, third was Piet Blaauboer (#777) of Strathroy.  The day proved to be hard on equipment in the fast-growing class, including an incident that sent Jeff Ferguson (#23) of Ayr hard into the back stretch wall during qualifying heats.

Nathan Taback (#46) of London won the Bone Stock Enduro 75-lap season opener.  Matt Langford (#03) of London, the 2013 Bone Stock Chaos Car Champion, started from the third spot and quickly jumped to the lead until lap seven of the event when he was passed by Nathan Taback (#46) of London who had started from a lucky 13th-place starting position.  Taback would continue to lead the remainder of the event.  Kyle Neumeister (#JPII) representing John Paul II Catholic Secondary School cracked into the top-3 on lap twenty-four then moved up to second on lap fifty-nine.  Third-place finisher Derek Moesker (#51) of Beachville didn’t reach his podium spot until lap 63.  A notable incident during the event was one that saw Jeremy Howard’s #4 skidding on its roof down the back stretch after contact with another car.  No drivers were injured during the incident.

===High School Challenge Event Results===

The High School Challenge event ran as a race within a race: part of the 75-lap Bone Stock Enduro event.  John Paul II Secondary School finished the day triumphant in the school’s first-ever start in the event with defending winner Clarke Road falling to fourth.  Amazingly, all of the High School challenge schools finished within the top-20 during the event with the exception of Glencoe Secondary who finished further back with a blown motor.

1.    John Paul II Catholic Secondary School
2.    North Lambton Secondary School
3.    Huron Park Secondary School
4.    Clarke Road Secondary (Team A)
5.    JMSS Secondary Chatham
6.    Clarke Road Secondary (Team B)
7.    Glencoe Secondary School (Non-Finish: Motor)

Each participating school has worked to prepare a vehicle that will be entered into competition in the track’s most affordable entry-level series: Bone Stock Enduro.  During the race the cars are be driven by some of Delaware Speedway’s top drivers and personalities.  The Bone Stock Enduro cars are known for their ease of preparation and affordability making them the ideal choice for this unique class project.  The track was pleased to welcome the Member of Parliament for Lambton Kent Middlesex, Bev Shipley to the track in support of High School Challenge.

The next racing event at Delaware Speedway is Friday, May 29 at 7:30 pm.  The event will be the season opener for the Pro Late models, Super Stocks, and Trucks.
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Mack Deman In Victory Lane At Famboro Speedway

Mack Deman In Victory Lane At Famboro Speedway

Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Defending Champion Mack DeMan grabbed the checkered flag Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway. In the second race of this series in their 50th Anniversary Year, DeMan started 9th and took the lead on lap 16 from Todd Cresswell. In ‘Victory Lane’ for his first time this year DeMan wanted to thank car owner Andy Mackereth for a great set up on the car and all his help during the week. “The Mackereth boys and Crown Steering and Brake are what makes this car go around. I especially want to thank Lucas Oil for all their support of this series and for all they do for me as well,” said DeMan. Sharing the spotlight in the winners circle was Cresswell with a strong 2nd place finish and 18 year old young gun Tyler Turnbull in 3rd after an impressive run from the 8th place starting spot.
Jeff Blackburn took the lead at the drop of the green with Cresswell in hot pursuit. Adrian Stahle, running TQ #50 this year in honor of the 50th season was third. Dave Hickson and Barry Dunn rounded out the top five. Cresswell stormed past Blackburn on the next lap to take the point. Blackburn held off the strong run of Stahle as Dunn found an opening under Hickson and took over 4th place. One lap later Turnbull was now in the top five. DeMan had a challenge to pass a strong running Hickson who had a lock on the 6th place. Finding an opening, DeMan made his move passing Hickson and Turnbull to get into fifth place. Passing Dunn one lap later, DeMan stepped up the pace to catch the leaders.
Cresswell opened up a ten car lead over Blackburn as Stahle now had DeMan knocking on his door. Dunn was now in fifth. Turnbull sized up and passed Dunn and again was in the top five. DeMan, getting stronger as the laps ticked off, caught Blackburn for second and set his sights on Cresswell. Turnbull also made a quick move around Blackburn to get into the top three.
At the halfway point Cresswell held the lead but DeMan was catching him going into the turns. Making a wide sweep in turn 3 and coming strong off of turn 4 was the key to DeMan making the pass on Cressweel and taking the lead. One lap later the first caution came out as Hickson spun in turn four setting up the field for a restart. DeMan wasted no time at the point with Cresswell now on the hunt. Dunn made a quick pass of Blackburn to take over 4th. Blackburn fell off the pace and went into the pits, out of the race. A second caution came out as Rookie Craig Pitchell spun in turn four. The cars again tightened up for the restart with DeMan at the helm. Cresswell and Turnbull ran nose to tail with Dunn now having Darren McLennan challenging him for the spot. With five to go, McLennan took over fourth place in a great run from his 12th place starting spot.
DeMan stretched his lead over the field as the checkered flag waved. Cresswell held on to second followed by Turnbull, McLennan and Dunn.  Of note…Rookie Steve Murdock got his first top ten finish.
Heats were won by Lucas Smith and Todd Cresswell. The next race for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will be on June 13th at Peterborough Speedway.
Final Finish of the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway on May 23, 2015 was….1. MACK DEMAN,  2. Todd Cresswell, 3. Tyler Turnbull, 4. Darren McLennan, 5. Barry Dunn, 6. Ryan Fraser, 7. Brandon Zavarella, 8. Adrian Stahle, 9. Andy Mackereth, 10. Steve Murdock (R), 11. Rob Neely, 12. James Marche (R), 13. Dave Hickson, 14. Craig Pitchell (R), 15. Jeff Blackburn. DNS…Lucas Smith and Jerrid Morphy.
Unofficial points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of May 23, 2015 are…1. MACK DEMAN…344,  2. Ryan Fraser…317, 3. Tyler Turnbull…316, 4. Darren McLennan…291, 5. Barry Dunn…276, 6. Brandon Zavarella…275, 7. Todd Cresswell…274, 8. Rob Neely…265, 9. Dave Hickson…231, 10. James Marche (R)…227, 11. Steve Murdock (R)…226, 12. Craig Pitchell (R)…206, 13. Jeff Blackburn…192, 14. Lucas Smith…173, 15. Jerrid Morphy (R)…141, 16. Adrian Stahle…128, 17. Andy Mackereth…120, 18. Craig Mackereth…115.

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