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OSCAAR Proud To Present The Bruce Gowland Memorial This Weekend At Sunset Speedway

OSCAAR Proud To Present The Bruce Gowland Memorial This Weekend At Sunset Speedway

Location: Sunset Speedway 6918 Yonge Street Lefroy ON 705-436-2445
About the Speedway: High banked 1/3 mile paved track. Track first opened in 1968 reconfigured to current to start the 2010 race season.
Racing on August 23: Pit Gates open at 2:00pm practice will start at 3:00pm, Main grandstands open at 5:15pm racing starts at 6:45pm
Featuring: Bruce Gowland Memorial 50 lap Super Late Model Feature, Hanover Holiday Modified 25 lap feature and Ontario Pro Challenge
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 701 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 688pts, 3rd Gary Elliott 636 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 626 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 594 pts
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 534 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 497 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 484 pts, 4th tie #45 Rob Poole , #22 Glenn Watson 475 pts
Who to watch for: Modifieds: The Hanover Holiday Modified teams will be entering their 5th week in a row of competition this weekend at Sunset Speedway. The busy summer season has tested the teams and equipment every week as they tour across Ontario. Gary McLean and Max Beyore have both tasted feature victory lane and continue to have a close points battle for the championship with only 13 points separating the two with three events remaining in 2014. Gary Elliott has shown there is a lot of racing left in him as he continues to have strong podium runs that find him sitting 3rd in the points. The #14 of Davey Terry continues to rebound from the bad luck at Capital City and has fought his way back into 4th in the points. Rookie contender Tommy Robb has not given up as he has faced some tough racing luck as of late. There are several teams still looking for their first series and first feature win of 2014 and with the action always exciting at Sunset Speedway fans will not want to miss one lap of racing action this weekend.
Super Late Models: When the series last visited Sunset Speedway it was the #17 of Kevin Cornelius enjoying victory lane and taking possession of the Don Biederman Memorial Trophy for a year. In the past couple of races the team has faced a little adversity and will be looking to shake that bad luck this weekend and become the Bruce Gowland Memorial Winner. Andrew Gressel continues his strong and steady season and currently holds a 37 point lead in the championship with 4 events remaining. The team is coming off back to back wins at Peterborough and Kawartha and will be hoping to keep that streak alive this weekend. Jesse Kennedy is having a strong season to celebrate his 30 years in racing and currently find himself 3rd in the season championship. Glenn Watson looked poised to return to victory lane at Kawartha but a late race caution took that win away. Look for the 22 team to be strong this weekend. #45 Rob Poole considers Sunset Speedway home and would love nothing better than to pick up his first feature win this weekend. The impressive field of rookies will be looking to show the veterans that they are ready to race for the checkers. With Mike Beyore, Jeff Hanley, Charlie Gallant, Todd Campbell, Dave Taylor all expected to be in attendance. The outlaws are ready to race hard in the memory of their fellow racer Bruce Gowland
About Bruce Gowland: Bruce can be described in one simple word “Racer”. Bruce was a dedicated member of OSCAAR since the inception of the series. The famous #18 would usually be the last car to arrive at the track but the first thing you would see is the big smile on his face as he drove his tow rig into the pits. Bruce was known at all the short tracks throughout Ontario all the way to Florida as he would spend his winters racing down south. Bruce also became known as the man to beat on the Truck and Tractor pull circuit in the summer. When he rolled in people knew he was the man they were going to have to beat to win. Last year Bruce lost his fight with cancer and has been sadly missed by everyone in the racing world. Speaking on behalf of all OSCAAR competitors, car owners, and crew, OSCAAR is very proud to be able to race tonight in his memory, share some laughs and smiles after, just the way Bruce would have wanted it to be.
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 25 c
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OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines

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Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Storm into Grand Bend

Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Storm into Grand Bend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jared Doxtator
Grand Bend Speedway

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Jamie Cox Picked Up Second Feature Win In Series, But Fails Post Race Tech

Jamie Cox Picked Up Second Feature Win In Series, But Fails Post Race Tech

Location: Delaware Speedway August 15, 2014
What won the race: Sixteen OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modifieds signed in to race at Delaware Speedway. With the time trials and heat races setting the starting field #8 Gary McLean and #82 Justin DeMelo would lead the field to green for 25 laps of feature action. McLean and Demelo put on a fierce battle at the front until contact coming out of four almost ended the night for both drivers. McLean was able to continue but the #82 of DeMelo was done for the night. This handed the lead to #3 Jamie Cox who won last year’s event. A great battle for second took place between #91n of Beyore and #14 of Terry as they battled each other for the next seventeen laps, with Beyore taking second over Terry when the checker flag waved. Jamie Cox’s victory lane celebration came to an end in tech lane, as a motor infraction was found and the team was disqualified.
Drivers on the Move: #1 Barry Newman made his first start of the 2014 season on Friday night. After starting the feature event in 15th place Barry raced his way to the 4th place finish at the end of the race. #2 Matt Barton suffered front end suspension damage in the heat race and used every minute of the twenty minute intermission to be ready for the feature event. Hard worked paid off as the team moved up six positions in the feature event.
Bad Luck of the Event: #39m Dave McCullough made his first appearance of the season at his home track on Friday night. Unfortunately the teams night would come to an end after contact with the pit wall entrance coming out of turn four. Tommy Robb #88r also involved in the incident and where unable to make repairs in time to take the green flag in the feature.
Rookie Battle: Four Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies where in attendance. The highest placing rookie was #91n Max Beyore followed by #36 Gary Elliott, #61 Dustin Jackson and #88r Tommy Robb
Car Count: 16
Time Trial Results: 1) #8 Gary McLean 18.996, 2) #82 Justin DeMelo 19.041, 3) #1 Barry Newman 19.063, 4) #14 Davey Terry 19.162, 5) #3 Jamie Cox 19.299, 6) #2 Matt Barton 19.390, 7) #88 Ryan Dick 19.416, 8) 39m David McCullough 19.554, 9) 91n Max Beyore 19.631, 10) #39 Shane Stickle 19.717, 11) #61 Dustin Jackson 19.866, 12) #88r Tommy Robb 19.889, 13) #19 Dean Scott 19.948 14) #36 Gary Elliott 20.149, 15) #89 Jessica Spicer 22.961, 16) #79 John Harper NT NOTE: Fast qualifier Gary McLean drew a #6 for the heat race invert
Pole Sitter: #8 Gary McLean
Heat Race Winners: #8 Gary McLean, #82 Justin DeMelo
Top Five in points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 701pts, 2nd #91N Max Beyore 688 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 636 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 626 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 594 pts
Next Event: Sunset Speedway August 23. 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #3 Jamie Cox, 2) #91n Max Beyore, 3) #14 Davey Terry, 4) #1 Barry Newman, 5) #8 Gary McLean, 6) #88 Ryan Dick, 7) #39 Shane Stickle 8) #2 Matt Barton, 9) #36 Gary Elliott, 10) #61 Dustin Jackson, 11) #19 Dean Scott, 12) #82 Justin DeMelo, 13) #89 Jessica Spicer, 14) #88r Tommy Robb dns 15) David McCullough dns, 16) John Harper dns
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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Racers Of Yesterday Return To The Highbanks

Racers Of Yesterday Return To The Highbanks

By Doug Townsend – Varney, On- For many years, their names were the ones you had to beat each week, at the local speedways across Ontario. This past Friday night they came together at Full Throttle to race each other one more time. Earl Stroh, Ray Gowan, Roger McGlynn, Mel Preibe, Andy Schmidt, Ron Lipski, Chuck Lawler and Pete Bennett came out of retirement to strap in, this time in Mini Stocks. Although years may have slowed their speed off the track, it has not dampened their passion to race. Also in attendance for this event was Ken Stenhouse, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame inductee (2012). Ken was the car builder and pit crew chief for Earl Stroh. Once the green flag waved you could tell this was no “old timer’s race”. Mel Preibe would take advantage of his pole position to jump to an early lead and try to put some distance between him and the rest of the pack. Chuck Lawler and Pete Bennett both showed they can still wheel a car, as they both quickly jumped through the pack to second and third respectfully. They would bring along Andy Schmidt, who had started at the tail of the field. In the end it would be Mel Preibe for the checker followed by Chuck Lawler, third Andy Schmidt, fourth Pete Bennett and rounding out the field was Ron Lipski, Earl Stroh, Roger McGlynn and Ray Gowan. Full video of this race can be found on You Tube at Full Throttle Motor Speedway or follow the link:

V8 Thunder Stocks were also on hand, it was their bonus night with $3000.00 on the line for any driver who could take all three checkers. With this extra money on the line there were extra cars in the pits and extra excitement for the fans. In feature one it would be a new comer to the track, 21 Matt Bentley, on the pole and he would waste little time getting his car out front and keeping it there as he went pole to pole for his first victory. The 36 driven this week by Shawn McGlynn from Waterloo, got close but had to settle for second, third would go to 01 Brandon McConnell from Tara, fourth was 76 Shawn Arnott from New Hamburg and fifth 17 Tristan Gill from Waterloo. Feature two saw a number of early cautions in the race which allowed 76 Shawn Arnott to move forward from his 5th place starting position. Once he got his car to the front there would be no stopping him, he was en route to the checker. Second would go to 01 Brandon McConnell, third 21 Matt Bentley, fourth 55 Scott Field from Hepworth and fifth 36 Shawn McGlynn. Feature three of the night saw the speedy young 17 Tristan Gill on the pole and he looked like he was destined for another checker flag. Then with only 8 laps left 36 Shawn McGlynn had made it to his back bumper. Just as they were getting into lapped traffic Gill went high, McGlynn stayed low, and was able to make the pass for the lead. In the end he was able to hold off Gill the rest of the way for the checker. Second was Gill, third 01 Brandon McConnell, fourth 76 Shawn Arnott and rounding out the top five 55 Scott Field.

In Mini Stock action this week, it was another lap one wreck in corner 4 which caused damage to a number of cars. Taking the worst of it again was the 9 of Tessa Cremasco from MountForest, by no fault of her own. 35 Tim Tolton out of Guelph used his pole starting position the best he could, but with the number of cautions he could make no real ground on the rest of the field. On a lap 9 restart 36 Cory Young out of Owen Sound was able to get around Tolton on the high side and hang on, despite Tolton trying the same high side move on a lap 11 restart. At the end it would be Young, Tolton, 51 Clark Hartman out of Waterloo for third, fourth would be 7 Paul Boyd from Harriston and 14 Brian Wilson from Rockwood in fifth. Feature two of the night would also see a few cautions, as some fenders got roughed up. The worst one came on lap 13 as 51 Clark Hartman was coming out of corner four he brushed the wall, and coming off the wall he collected 36 Corry Young sending him sideways on the track, where he was hit by 14 Brian Wilson. Wilson’s car took the worst of the impact as Young was able to continue after some minor repairs. Now, with a number of cars in the pits it was down to six drivers to decide this one. In the end it would be 35 Tim Tolton collecting the checker followed by 36 Corry Young, then 7 Paul Boyd, fourth would be 34 T.J. Edwards out of Fergus and rounding out the top five 06 Ryan Hardy from Markdale.

Crazy Trains this week lived up to their name, with lots of action. In feature one it would be Here We Go from Listowel to the line first ahead of Texas Traincar Massacre from MountForest, then Rockford Rednecks and rounding out the field Jonathon Bates Roofing from Owen Sound. Feature two saw a double rollover as the second and third cars from Here We Go went over in the first lap! In the end it would be Rockford Rednecks to the checker first, followed by Texas Traincar Massacre and Jonathon Bates Roofing. Video of this race can be seen on You Tube by going to Full Throttle Motor Speedway or by following this link:

Next racing action is this Friday August 22nd at 7:30. We will have the Pro Late Models, Outlaw 4 Modified, Mini Stock, Pure Stock and Crazy Trains. Also be sure to check out our updated fall schedule on the web site at as we are going to stick with Friday night right through till October 24th!

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Rainout Tightens Peterborough Speedway’s Championship Point Battles

Rainout Tightens Peterborough Speedway’s Championship Point Battles

What was originally scheduled as the year’s 3rd and final Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night fell victim to an all-out assault by Mother Nature Saturday, August 16th. Now, there are just a pair of regular season events remaining on Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 schedule before the track titles are decided at the championship clash Saturday, August 30th on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

“It’s a shame to lose Fan Appreciation Night because we know how much everyone – including the drivers and teams – looks forward to meeting the drivers. It does create some interesting possibilities for the next couple of weeks of racing,” said track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse. “Each of our 5 regular divisions – with the exception of the Mini Stocks – will get 2 nights of action to improve their point standing position.”

A strong start and consistency throughout the year has Ryan Kimball and Jack Dallin in position to clinch the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck track championships. Kimball enjoys a 66 point cushion over Adam Cuthbertson, while Dallin is less than 20 markers ahead of last year’s pick-up titlist, Bill O’Hara. Willow Barberstock leads the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun standings by 14 points over Ray Schroer, while Matthew Vanderbelt sits 3rd, 41 notches behind the leader. A late season car change – from ‘The Bus’ to ‘Black Magic’ has Howie Crowe at the top of the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car charge, but by only 5 points over Anthony DiBello. The #40 car and new driver Stu Robinson Jr. is 3rd, with 661 points.

The Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stocks will get one shot – Saturday, August 30th – to settle the score and right now, it’s a dead heat in the champion chase, as Tyler Junkin and Ryan Babin are tied, each with 691 points. James Townsend sits 3rd, 31 points out of the top spot.

Next action on the agenda for Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval takes place Saturday, August 23rd with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Inex Ontario Legend divisions, with kid’s barrel races at intermission. Pit gates open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and racing starting at 6:00.

Looking ahead on the schedule to Saturday, August 30th, the Championship Clash will feature Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock, Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and the always popular OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model racing. Please check posted and printed schedules for revised start times.

Fans can always find the latest news at or by liking the track on Facebook 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
1) With a pair of events remaining on the 2014 schedule, Ryan Kimball (#73) is looking to strengthen his lead at the top of Peterborough Speedway’s Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model standings.
2) An early season winning streak has Jack Dallin (#07) leading the Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck division chase, with only 2 shows left on Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 regular season.
3) Stirling, Ontario teenager Willow Barberstock (#62) will be hoping to maintain her Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun division point lead through the 2 events left on Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 campaign.

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

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Chisholm Rolls To First Win Victorious In Front Of Hometown Crowd At Riverside

Chisholm Rolls To First Win Victorious In Front Of Hometown Crowd At Riverside

ANTIGONISH, N.S. (Aug. 16, 2014) – Donald Chisholm scored an emotional and convincing victory in front of the hometown crowd as he took his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 checkered flag in Saturday’s Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside International Speedway.

The victory for Chisholm, from Antigonish, came in his 16th career start. A part-time competitor since 2007, he became the 15th different winner in Canadian Tire Series history.

“I honestly can hardly believe that it’s happening,” Chisholm said from Victory Lane. “We’ve been fast a bunch [of times previously] with these guys and just had misfortune, and tonight it all stayed together.”

Chisholm, whose family owns Riverside, captured the victory less than two months after his father and track founder, John, passed away. Chisholm also earned his first career pole earlier in the evening.

Chisholm’s No. 28 Keltic Ford/Nova Construction Ford was followed across the finish line by only three other lead lap cars: Alex Labbe, D.J. Kennington and Andrew Ranger. Both Kennington and Ranger passed Chisholm in the closing laps to rejoin the lead lap.

Mark Dilley, points leader L.P. Dumoulin, J.R. Fitzpatrick, Noel Dowler and rookies John Flemming and Matthew Scannell brought home the top 10.

Jason Hathaway appeared poised to defend his Riverside win from a year ago. He was cruising in the lead when he collided with the spun Flemming car while navigating lap traffic on Lap 240.

For Labbe, who has turned in competitive performances this year in a part-time role, the runner-up was his best career Canadian Tire Series finish to-date.

“We had a great run,” Labbe said. “We had a great car at the end, struggled a bit at the beginning, and just made our way back through the pack. I’m really happy to get my first podium here at Antigonish.”

Dumoulin leaves Riverside with the same points advantage he arrived with, 26 tallies ahead of Fitzpatrick, and now Ranger, who is tied for second. Hathaway’s Riverside misfortune now has him 47 points back in fourth.

Each of the last two Canadian Tire Series races have featured hometown winners. In addition to Chisholm, Dumoulin was victorious last week in his native Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Chisholm also became the first first-time winner the Canadian Tire Series has featured since Dumoulin won the 2013 season-opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The Wilson Equipment 300 will premiere on TSN on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2:30 p.m., and on RDS2 on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.

The Canadian Tire Series will return to action with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 on Aug. 31 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont.

Jason Cunningham
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(704) 201-6658

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Wilson Equipment 300
Unofficial Results
At Riverside International Speedway
Antigonish, N.S.
Lap length: 0.333 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, N.S., Ford, 300 laps, 58.813 mph.
2. (8) Alex Labbe, Saint-Albert, Que., Dodge, 300.
3. (5) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 300.
4. (2) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 300.
5. (10) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 299.
6. (15) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 299.
7. (9) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 299.
8. (13) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Chevrolet, 299.
9. (11) John Flemming, Halifax, N.S., Dodge, 297.
10. (12) Matthew Scannell, Milton. Ont., Dodge, 296.
11. (7) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 296.
12. (4) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 286.
13. (16) Paul Jean, St-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 280.
14. (6) Stefan Rzadzinski, Edmonton, Alta., Dodge, 63, suspension.
15. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 42, brakes.
16. (14) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 8, electrical.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 41 minutes 55 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.682 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: D.Chisholm (82.443 mph, 14.541 seconds)
Caution Flags: 4 for 49 laps.
Lead Changes: 8 among 5 drivers.
Lap Leaders: A. Ranger 1-3; D. Chisholm 4-36; A. Ranger 37-139; J. Fitzpatrick 140; N. Dowler 141-146; J. Fitzpatrick 147-162; D. Chisholm 163-172; J. Hathaway 173-240; D. Chisholm 241-300.
Standings: 1. L. Dumoulin, 337; 2. A. Ranger, 311; 3. J. Fitzpatrick, 311; 4. J. Hathaway, 290; 5. D. Kennington, 285; 6. S. Steckly, 280; 7. N. Dowler, 270; 8. J. McColm, 245; 9. M. Dilley, 199; 10. A. Tagliani, 192.

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Chenoweth, Elliott, Pearsall, Neely & Batty All Winners At Flamboro Speedway

Chenoweth, Elliott, Pearsall, Neely & Batty All Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer -  The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets and the Ontario Pro Challenge made a return visit to Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past Saturday and the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks had a rare night off. Some exciting action was witnessed by the great crowd out to enjoy a beautiful night of weather at Hamilton’s asphalt arena.

Action got underway at 6:30 with heat races. Winners included, Bill Pearsall and Craig Shaver in the Pro 4 Modifieds, in Thunder Cars, Shawn Chenoweth won two with Brad Collison and Rob Istead also winning, Dale Shaw and David Elliott were victorious in the Late Models, Dale Wilson and Mike Westwood picked up wins in the Ontario Pro Challenge series while Adam Racine and Barry Dunn picked up heat wins with Adrian Stahle winning the Can Am Midget B Feature.

After a brief intermission we got right into the features. Mike Gilmour lined up along side Kevin Albers as they took green in the 25 lap Thunder Car feature. Shawn Arnott got by early and started to put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. Shawn Chenoweth of Plattsville, managed to track him down and got passed on lap 13 to take the lead and pick up another feature victory.

Late Models were next to hit the track for their 25 lap main event. Jeff Ruddy and Rick Burbridge were on the pole for this one. Dale Shaw and David Elliott were just three points apart, atop the Late Model standings going into the race. Shaw was charging hard to make his way to the front but got involved with leader Jeff Ruddy on the backstretch and both cars went around bringing out the caution. Shaw was able to continue but Ruddy had to retire to the pits. This enabled Elliott to take the lead as Shaw had to take up spot at the back of the pack. Tried as he would, Shaw couldn’t make up the lost positions and Elliott (of Ancaster) held off the pack to pick up the feature win.

The Pro 4 Modifieds lined up for their 15 lap feature race. Dan Petit and Josh Lassaline were on the pole and Lassaline, who has been gaining valuable experience started to make some distance between himself and the rest of the pack as the green flew and the race progressed. Bill Pearsall was being held back and looked like a cork in a bottle at times. Once he burst out from the pack he quickly gained on Lassaline. A caution when Aaron Turkey took a hard lick into the turn one wall brought out a caution. That’s all Pearsall needed and the veteran dominated from there on out and picked up another impressive feature win. Nice to hear how happy and appreciative he was in victory lane. Nice win Bill and that moves him into first place in the current Pro 4 Modified standings.

Seventeen Can Am Midgets hit the track for their 25 lap feature and as Josh Paxton used to say, “Only the best go four abreast” and the Midgets did just that as they saluted the crowd prior to taking the green flag. Four cars didn’t make the call for the feature and that was almost five. Apparently Tyler Turnbull lost an engine in practice but the team scrambled and changed the engine so he could make it out. Chris Holman and Tyler Turnbull were on the front row for this one. An early caution on lap one as several cars in the middle of the pack stacked up sending them to the rear of the field. Rookie Craig Pitchell spun in turn one on lap 9 bringing out another caution. Holman was leading till that point but as the field was back to even and he was unable to hold off Darren McLennan and he was the new leader followed closely by Rob Neely. With just two laps to go three cars were involved in a mishap in turn four and that brought out the caution setting up a green, white, checkered finish. Another caution on the restart kept everyone on the edge of their seats waiting to see how this one would turn out. McLennan tried hard to make a move around the veteran Neely but it just wasn’t meant to be as Neely (of Milton) crossed the line first.

The final race of the night was the 30 lap feature for the Ontario Pro Challenge. Dale Wilson and Kyle Batty were on the point for this race. Just two laps in, veteran Tim Norris who has owned Flamboro over the years spun to the infield. As he tried to renter the racing surface his car came to a stop and the caution flew. The starter disqualified Norris and he was sent to the pits. A tight battle for quite a few laps after the restart between Wilson, Dennis Thomson and Josh Nicholson until Wilson’s car let out a lot of smoke and oil from turn four all the way around to the exit in turn two. This brought a lengthy delay as the track was cleaned. On the restart, Batty took the lead and battle with Thomson. Two cautions, one on lap 19 the other on 25 tightened the pack. Batty managed to hold off the veteran Thomson and Batty, a Stouffville native, picked up the feature win.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Please make plans to join us this Saturday, August 16th for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. The 3rd and final round of the Grisdale Racing Products Triple Crown for Late Models, with a champion being crowned. Also on hand, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and they will be joined by our regular weekly divisions, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ray s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks.

Please check the website, for more details including the gate times, schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #38 Bill Pearsall, #8 Craig Shaver, #23 Linc Erison, #10 A.J. Emms, #58 Aaron Turkey, #93 Dan Petit, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #24 Josh Lassaline, #91 Robert Mercer, #15 Dan Nanticoke

Pro 4 Modified #2 : #8 Craig Shaver, #38 Bill Pearsall, #10 A.J. Emms, #24 Josh Lassaline, #68 Aaron Turkey, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit, #91 Robert Mercer (DNF), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #38 Bill Pearsall, #24 Josh Lassaline, #23 Linc Erison, #8 Craig Shaver, #93 Dan Petit, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #10 A.J. Emms, #68 Aaron Turkey (DNF), #91 Robert Mercer (DNS), #15 Dan Nanticoke (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #13 Brad Collison, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob Istead, #41 Chad Corcoran, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #3: #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat#4 : #14 Rob Istead, #13 Brad Collison, #33 Mike Gilmour, #41 Chad Corcoran, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #49 Dave Bailey, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #34 Gregg Rauscher, #41 Chad Corcoran, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #14 Rob Istead (DNF), #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNS)

Can Am Midget Heat #1 : #37 Adam Racine, #16 Chris Holman, #99 Daniel Bois, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #20 Rob DiVenanzo, #49 Lucas Smith, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #6 Craig Pitchell, #3 Todd Creswell (DNF), #94 Ryan Fraser (DNF), #22 Chris Bauman (DNS)

Can Am Midget Heat #2 : #63 Barry Dunn, #40 Mack Deman, #74 Rob Neely, #12 David Balych, #48 Darren McLennan, #43 Adrian Stahle, #44 Tom Kyle, #14 Dylon Smith, #7 Jeff Blackburn (DNS), #4 Josh Shantz (DNS)

Can Am Midget B Feature : #43 Adrian Stahle, #49 Lucas Smith, #44 Tom Kyle, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #14 Dylon Smith, #6 Craig Pitchell

Can Am Midget Feature : #74 Rob Neely, #48 Darren McLennan, #40 Mack DeMan, #16 Chris Holman, #37 Adam Racine, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #12 David Balych, #49 Lucas Smith, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #63 Barry Dunn, #14 Dylon Smith, #6 Craig Pitchell, #20 Rob DiVenanzo, #3 Todd Cresswell, #43 Adrian Stahle, #99 Daniel Bois, #44 Tom Kyle, #4 Josh Shantz (DNS), #7 Jeff Blackburn (DNS), #94 Ryan Fraser (DNS), #22 Chris Bauman (DNS)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #3 Dale Wilson, #38 Kyle Batty, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #6 Dan Alder, #33 Brian Steffanis, #14 Tim Shanahan, #8 Peter Hattin

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #91 Mike Westwood, #66 Josh Nicholson, #02 Dennis Thomson, #88 Tim Norris, #24 Justin Billington, #20 Mike Taylor (DNF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #38 Kyle Batty, #02 Dennis Thomson, #66 Josh Nicholson, #91 Mike Westwood, #33 Brian Steffanis, #24 Justin Billington, #8 Peter Hattin, #14 Tim Shanahan, #6 Dan Alder, #3 Dale Wilson (DNF), #00 Ken Lillycrop (DNF), #20 Mike Taylor (DNS), #88 Tim Norris (DQ)

Late Model Heat #1 : #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman, #17 Nick Roth (DNF)

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman, #61 Brent Wheller (DNS), #17 Nick Roth (DNS)

Late Model Feature : #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #83 Dale Shaw, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Al Bowman, #9 Jeff Ruddy (DNF), #17 Nick Roth (DNF)

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SUMMER RUSH II Set To Roll On August 10th At Kawartha Speedway

SUMMER RUSH II Set To Roll On August 10th At Kawartha Speedway

Location: Kawartha Speedway, located 1382 County Rd Hwy 28 Peterborough ON, K0L 1V0 phone 705-939-6316
About the Speedway: Reconfigured in 2010 to high bank 1/3 mile oval
Summer Rush I Winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #8 Gary McLean, Super Late Models #81 Andrew Gresel, Mini Stock Nationals (round 1) #35 Andy Kamrath. Dirt Late Model winner from 2013 #25 Greg Belyea, Hurricane Midgets #83 Jamie Bond
Racing on July 13th: Pit gates open at 8:30am. Main Grandstand opens at 11:30am. Practice will start at 11:15am with the first green flag at 2:00pm. Pit gate prices are $35.00 for adult. Main Grandstand is $25.00 per adult (there will be a $5.00 off voucher handed out at Brighton Speedway Aug 9th, good for main grandstand only)
Featuring: Hanover Holiday Modifieds Heats and 25 lap Feature. Super late Models Heats and 50 lap Feature. Mini Stock Nationals round 2, with Heat races, B Main and 30 lap Feature. The Dirt Pro Late Models with Heats and 20 lap Feature event, Hurricane Midgets Heats and Features, 4 Funs 20 lap Feature event.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 578 pts 2nd 91N Max Beyore 564 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott, 4th #88r Tommy Robb, 5th 14 Davey Terry
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 467 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 438 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4th #45 Rob Poole 416, 5th #22 Glenn Watson
Mini Stock Nationals top 5 round 1: 1st #35k Andy Kamrath (Sunset Speedway), 2nd #9 Neil Hannah (outlaw), 3rd #10 Doug Butler (Barrie Speedway), 4th #89 Ryan Babin (Peterborough Speedway), 5th #82 Kyle Baker (Capital City Speedway)
Current top 5 Dirt Pro Late Model points: 1st #57 Charlie Sandercock, 2nd #5 Steve Baldwin, 3rd #29 Phil Potts, 4th #9 Mat Vanderlinden 5th #92 Adam Turner
Who to watch for: Modifieds, #91n Max Beyore has been on a tear lately after picking up his second feature win last week at Peterborough. Gary McLean will be looking to rebound after last weekend and make it a clean sweep at Kawartha in 2014. Davey Terry continues to inch ever closer to that first feature win in the series. Gary Elliott continues to have strong runs week after week
Super Late Models: #81 of Andrew Gresel remains undefeated at Kawartha Speedway, as he will be looking for his third consecutive win. Newly crowned Biederman Champion #17 of Kevin Cornelius will be looking to continue his winning streak in the series. #22 Glenn Watson will be looking for his first feature win in 2014 after impressive runs at Sunset Speedway. Rob Poole continues his consistent season and currently sits 3rd in the points. #2 John Owens will be looking to improve on his 4th place finish at the June 1st Kawartha event. #54 Mike Beyore considers Kawartha Speedway home and will be searching for his first series win this weekend.
Mini Stock Nationals: This event has been billed the premier Mini Stock event in Ontario. For the first event on June 1st, 33 of the top Mini Stock drivers signed in to do battle with 32 cars starting the 30 lap Feature event. With a total of nine different speedways represented for this event, the fans got their monies worth. #35K of Andy Kamrath set the bar high, but in the month since round 1, drivers have been working and planning on how to dethrone the #35k from Victory Lane. With the top five finishers from round 1 representing five different speedways it is anyone’s guess who will be crowned Summer Rush II mini stock nationals Champion this weekend. Fans will not want to miss this outstanding event!
DIRT Pro Late Models: In 2013 history was made at Kawartha Speedway as the first time ever the dirt cars from Brighton Speedway took the pavement. It was one of the most anticipated shows of the season and the drivers from Brighton did not disappoint. In practice the drivers where lifting that front left wheel off the ground coming out of turn four as the fans watched in amazement. By the time the feature came around the drivers where a bit more use to the track and were ready to get down to business. #25 Greg Belyea became the first ever winner of this event. In 2014 the stakes have been raised as the winner will now receive $500.00 to win the 20 lap feature event. The drivers all know what to expect and are excited to return to Kawartha Speedway this weekend. Seeing the Dirt Pro Lates Model race is one show fans will not want to miss.
Hurricane Midgets: With a field of over 30 cars in attendance for the first event, the series is excited to return to the high banks of Kawartha Speedway for round two of Summer Rush. The teams will have a busy weekend of racing as they also compete at Peterborough Speedway on Saturday. Defending feature winner and current point leader #83 Jamie Bond will be looking to make it two in a row at Kawartha and solidify his place atop the point standings. Rounding out the top five are Richard Woodlan Rob McCall Robin McLean and Adam Carrothers.

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Photo Credit: Dan Little

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