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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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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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Full Moon Adds Excitement At Full Throttle Motor Speedway

Full Moon Adds Excitement At Full Throttle Motor Speedway

Varney ON – There is always something about a full moon in the air to help add to the excitement of short track racing and this past Friday night at Full Throttle was no different. With four classes on the card to providing the always edge of your seat excitement that fans come to enjoy one class couldn’t shake the full moon curse.

Mini Trucks took to the track first to kick things off this week upping their game by running three feature races as the field of drivers and trucks grow closer in speed and ability. In feature one it would by #7 driven by Brandon Hauck from Waterloo who would get out front quickly and become the truck to chase to the checkers. Second would go to #88 Bubba Brown from London, third #67 driven by Travis McLean from Harriston and fourth #1 Denny Snider from Durham. In feature two again it would be Brandon Hauck getting out front but this time from behind the wheel of the #67 truck taking it to victory lane. Second would go to #88 Bubba Brown, third #7 Travis McLean and fourth #1 Denny Snider. For the third feature of the night track owner Gord Bennett would jump into the #1 truck which had run tail the last two features and wheel it from the back to front and out run #67 Brandon Hauck for the victory. Third would go #88 Bubba Brown as the rest of the field had mechanical issues earlier in the race.

Super Trucks also did their part to entertain fans this night running three features of their own. In feature one after the early departure of #69 Mike Becker from Cambridge the rest of the field was ready to see who could wheel their truck to victory lane. In the end it would be #12 George Carter from Cambridge bring home the checker in front of #112 Ben Bond from Cambridge and #7 Brody Schiestel from Palmerston. In feature two Mike Becker would make his return but this time behind the wheel of #112 as he would again take his place in victory lane. This time he would be followed by #12 George Carter the #7 of Brody Schiestel and rounding out the field #183 Lyle Lorenz from Listowel. Feature three would find #112 Becker with some turning left issues coming out of corner four early allowing #12 George Carter to get past him and stay out in front collecting his second checker of the night. Second would go to #112 Becker, third #182 Lyle Lorenz and rounding out the field #7 Brody Schiestel.

Fun Stocks were also on hand this night with a number of regulars using backup drivers but it in no way took away from the excitement this class brings to the track week in and week out. In feature one #32 Ben Klages from Hanover would take advantage of starting pole and lead this race from green to checker. Second would go to #0 Phil Givens from Fergus driving for Nick Clarke, third would go to #85 Matt Clarke from Mount Forest, fourth #34 Alex Hastie from Durham and fifth #14 Luke Bos from Conn. In feature two #85 Matt Clarke would find himself on the pole which signals to the rest of the field they are racing for second and back most times. After the 85 built up a great lead early young gun #34 Alex Hastie from Durham would slowly reel in the #85 in the dying laps but it was too little to late as Hastie would have to settle for second. Third would go to current points leader #25 Billy Lovell from Mildmay, fourth #84 Kyle Woods driving for Andrea Parsons and fifth #32 Ben Klages.

Outlaw Late Model racing of late on the highbanks has turned into some of the best side by side racing action fans have seen in a long time with the field running in a pack most nights with drivers showing great respect for their cars and their competitors but on a full moon night all that can go out the window in a hurry. In feature one it would be #40 Mark Dixon from Durham getting out in front early leaving a battle for second behind him between #76 Tyler Williams from Chesley and #11 Cole Weber from New Hamburg. Then with #76 Williams moving into second he would start to work over #40 Dixon and coming out of corner four with five laps to go would get under Dixon cutting his right front tire down bringing out the first caution of the night. On the restart #11 Weber would line up outside #40 Dixon and running side by side coming out of corner four on the next lap #40 Dixon would drift high and #11 Weber would find himself hard into the wall which looked like it would end his night. With the field relined up and involved cars to the end of the lead lap cars #17 Nick Roth would line up inside #00 Trevor Thompson from Elmira and provide fans with a get finish. In the end it would be #17 Roth followed by #00 Thompson, third would be #40 Dixon, fourth #36 Gary Elliott and #3 Jeff Dafoe from Britton for fifth. In feature two points leader #11 of Cole Weber was able to return after a lot of hard work by his crew to reweld shock mounts in place and totally repair the right side of his car. In the early going it would again be #40 Mark Dixon getting to the front and working hard to keep the rest of the field behind him. With #11 Weber again on his back bumper and looking to get around #40 Mark Dixon developed a problem with his brakes going into corner three causing his car to lock up right in front of #11 Weber which put the 11 Weber right under the backend of the #40 bring out another caution. Now with fenders and nosecone removed from his car 11 Weber again returned to the track starting at the rear. After the restart all drivers settled into driving with the 11 Weber working his way through the field picking off cars one by one until he got inside #40 Dixon coming out of corner two and as everyone wondered what would happen the 40 seemed to lose power dropping off the pace allowing 11 Weber to drive away. In the end it would be #11 Cole Weber making his way to victory lane followed by #76 Tyler Williams, third #00 Trevor Thompson, fourth #40 Mark Dixon and rounding out the top five #36 Gary Elliott.

Next racing action at the highbanks will be this coming Friday Sept 4th for Mini Trucks, Fun Stocks, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks and Crazy Trains. Grandstands open at 5PM with green flag at 7:30PM.

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Peterborough Speedway Waves the Checkered Flag on the Hot August Night Racing Series

Peterborough Speedway Waves the Checkered Flag on the Hot August Night Racing Series

With 5 Saturday nights of action in the month, Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval packed a lot of excitement into the Hot August Night Racing Series. The home track Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model; along with the INEX Ontario Legends and OMRS Modifieds tackled the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.

Marilyn Junkin and current point leader Ryan Oosterholt paced the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun teams to the Great Canadian RV green flag. Oosterholt jumped out to an early lead, bringing Farm Bro Racing teammate Matthew Vanderbelt in tow. Just as the leaders started to work through lapped traffic, the caution flag was displayed for an incident involving Brandon Feeney, Sean Kennedy and Cody Fenton. Jeremy Kelly would steal second spot on the restart, but there was no stopping Oosterholt. Vanderbelt, Keith Parkes and Junkin completed the top 5.

With 20 laps on the table, Steve Mayhew and Bailey Jacobs brought the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car drivers to the line for their feature event. Coming from inside the second row, former Mini Stock Autumn Colours champion Daryl Fice grabbed the top spot as 2 laps hit the scoreboard. A yellow flag – for contact between Bailey Jacobs and Fidelle DiBello – slowed the pace, but Fice built-up a huge lead on the restart and appeared to be on the way to his first win of the year. As the field came back to speed after a lap 15 caution, Fice and second place running Tyler Liscum were deemed to have jumped the start and each driver was penalized a position. Anthony DiBello inherited the lead and held-off a hard charging Fice for the win. Liscum, Kyle Donaldson and Rob Richards followed the lead duo to the line.

Mark Gordon and Mike Wallace occupied the front row as the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Models left the staging area for their 25 lap ‘A’ main. Gordon, Tyler Betts and Wallace broke away from the pack and were in control of the field as they worked through the backmarkers near halfway. A lap 16 yellow flag erased what had been a big lead and bunched the field. With 5 to go, Gordon and Bryan Sudsbury came together. Under the gentleman’s rule, Sudsbury accepted responsibility for the contact and took his spot at the rear of the field, while Gordon got his spot back at the front of the pack. In a 5 lap shootout, he’d keep the wolves at bay for his second win of the year. Dave Morgan, Wallace, Betts and Sudsbury completed the top 5.

The INEX Ontario Legends came to the stripe 20 cars strong for a feature event that would determine the 2015 series championship. Contenders Nicholas Ledson and Kevin Foisy – who entered the fray just a single point apart – brought the field to the green. An early yellow flag slowed the pace and heightened the drama. Ledson would resume leading on the restart, but had Dave Riopelle on his tail as drivers caught the back of the pack. Riopelle would make him work for it, but Ledson would earn the win and his 3rd straight series title. Cole Ledson, Foisy and Jaret Stewart would chase the champ to the checkers.

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 was mounting a charge from his 8th place starting spot. With 16 laps 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. Beatty would 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.

Earlier in the evening, qualifying heats went to Cody Fenton, Jacob Kelly, Erin Kearns and Keith Parkes in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun. Kyle Donaldson – subbing for Howie Crowe – with a pair, Anthony DiBello and Tyler Liscum took the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car preliminary rounds, with Rick Walt, Mike Wallace, Mark Gordon and Tyler Betts earning the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model checkered flags. Championship rivals Nicholas Ledson and Kevin Foisy each won a pair of INEX Ontario Legends qualifiers, while Rob Warnes, Alex Lees, Nick Lees and Donny Beatty claimed the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series heats.

Bullring bullet points: Scott Ferguson of Keene, Ontario walked away with $705.50 in the night’s 50/50 draw…The Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car field was bolstered by newcomers Greg Rauscher and Shawn Goggins…After logging a pair of Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model wins – including the Chase for the Colours – Rick Walt dropped out of the feature before the checkered flag.

Peterborough Speedway’s 2015 regular season wraps up Saturday, September 5th with the Championship Clash. Point champions will be decided in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions. The OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models will also be on the bill. Pit gates will open at 1:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 3:00 and racing at 5:00.

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 

1) Starting on the outside of the front row, Ryan Oosterholt (#79) scored another Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun feature win – Saturday, August 29th – at Peterborough Speedway.

2) Anthony DiBello (#16) continued his dominance of the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car field with a main event win – Saturday, August 29th – at Peterborough Speedway.

3) Mark Gordon (#52) held-off a late race challenge to earn his second Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model win – Saturday, August 29th – at Peterborough Speedway.

4) Nicholas Ledson (#15N) earned a trip to Dart Heating & Air Conditioning Victory Lane, along with his 3rd straight INEX Legends Series Championship – Saturday, August 29th – at Peterborough Speedway.

5) For the first time this season, Alex Lees (#07) picked-up the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series feature win – Saturday, August 29th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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

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Wickett And Chenoweth Pick Up Double Feature Wins On Another Wild Night At Flamboro

Wickett And Chenoweth Pick Up Double Feature Wins On Another Wild Night At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – The common sentiment of the night this past Saturday at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway…”Is there a full moon tonight?” Lately that seems to be more common, but after all we’re in silly season now. With just four racing events remaining until Championship Night, things are getting a little crazy. Three of the four points races are close. In Late Models, David Elliott leads Dale Shaw by a mere 8 points. In Mini Stocks, Russ Aicken leads Hudson Nagy by 7 points and in Pure Stocks Andy Wheller leads Michael Kenny by 45 points. The only race that is a wider margin is in Thunder Cars where the team of Brad Collison and Shawn Chenoweth have a 78 point lead over Shawn Arnott. One thing to remember however. All it takes is one missed night or someone not able to start the feature(s) and things can change drastically.  So make sure you don’t miss any of the action over the final 5 weeks, if the past few are any indication, we’re in for one heck of a finish!!
Racing action got underway at 7pm sharp and the Grisdale Late Models were finally making their return after a six week hiatus. It was also one of the most popular nights on the schedule, Meet the Drivers Night. Pure Stocks were up first and the division that has shown a big increase in car counts and some of the most exciting action all year, continued that on this night. Derek Jackson and Wayde Thorne were on the poll for this one and the two shot out and broke way from the pack early. Like last week, Jackson led from the start but a penalty for jumping the start made that all for not as the final flag flew. On this night however, no jumped start and Jackson bolted out and raced hard with Thorne for 15 laps but held him off and picked up the victory.
In Mini Stocks, Rick Robinson and Jake Gilbert led 16 cars to green. Early on one of the top runners of late Clark Hartman took a hard hit from the rear and hit the wall hard out of turn two. Hartman exited his car to survey the damage and was not happy with the 71 of Russ Aicken. I personally didn’t see how it started so can’t comment but Hartman wasn’t happy. The car took some heavy damage to the front and rear and was finished for the night. Talking to Clark later he told me, “I’m doing fine but the car is bent bad. Don’t think it will be ready for Saturday. Both ends of the car are bent.” He said he’ll survey the damage through the week to make a better determination on his status. On the restart, some exciting four wide action, something that we’ve seen a lot of lately in some classes. Blair Wickett made his return after missing the final feature last Saturday when his dad Chris had to be taken to hospital. Wickett got out to a big quarter track lead. The race proved to be for second through fourth as Gillian Hils, Rodney Rutherford and Scott Mast battled early. Hudson Nagy soon joined the party as he made his way to the bumper of Mast’s car. Aicken, who had to retreat to the rear of the pack after the incident with Hartman, made his way quickly to the front and was on the bumper of his rival Nagy. The two got by Hils on the outside and were now setting their sights on the leader as a caution on lap 15 tightened the field. One lap later, Aicken spun coming out of two with a right front flat. He had to retire to the pits and with a dnf. As the cars took the checkers it was Blair Wickett with the win followed by Nagy and Rutherford.
Thunder Cars were next and nine took the green. One of last weeks big winners, Mark Burbridge was not in attendance this night. Mitch Milljanovic and Shawn Chenoweth were on the pole. Chenoweth got out to a huge lead, a half track by race end. Once again the real battle was for second through fourth as Brad Collison, Shawn Arnott and Kevin Gallant battled each other hard and tight. The checkers flew and it was Shawn Chenoweth with the win.
Sixteen Late Models were eagerly waiting this night. Steve March and Matt Lockwood were up front for this one. An early caution as Kevin Albers and Jeff Ruddy spun. Dale Shaw and David Elliott got by March on the restart and the race was on. The two sparred and were tapping each others bumper, trying to get the other loose to make a run for the lead. Elliott was leading Shaw and this would continue for several laps. Nick Roth had someone get into him sending him into a spin bringing out a caution on lap 14. Elliott was still leading and by this point Brad Corcoran had made his way up to third behind Shaw. Corcoran soon took over second and was looking to make his way to the lead. With four laps to go, Corcoran made his move and got by Elliott down the back stretch to take over the lead and pick up the checkered flag.
The last race before intermission was the ten lap heat race for the Pro 4 Modifieds. Robert Mercer led early but the 8 of Craig Shaver got by out of two on lap six and took the lead and would hold it till the end. Brian Nanticoke followed Shaver through and finished second. That brought intermission and hundreds of fans flooded the track to meet their favorite drivers, collect some autographs and other goodies. Thanks to all the drivers for their donations for the kids, door panels and other great prizes. Big thanks to Fireball Racing for the boys and girls bikes, back packs and other great prizes. Fireball Racing is always a great supporter of racing here at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway!!
The Pure Stocks remained on track after the Meet the Drivers session ready and lined up for their second feature of the night. Csaba Javorszky and Linc Erison were on the pole to lead 17 cars to green. Some fire works early as Andy Wheller and Derek Jackson were beating on each other from the start. Wheller was shown the black flag and subsequently disqualified for rough driving after Jackson was into the wall at the exit of turn four. He was unable to continue and he like Clark Hartman before, showed his displeasure towards Wheller with hands raised in the air. A lengthy clean up ensued and when green finally flew again another caution immediately as the 10 car of Lofton Schuts went around. Csaba Javorszky and Wayde Thorne had some great side by side action but it would lead to a red flag as the two got involved just under the starters stand, causing Javorszky to get around into the wall and over on to his roof and over again as he entered turn one. It was the first night in the car for Javorszky and perhaps the inexperience was a factor in the outcome. Happy to say he was ok. Another lengthy delay to clean this one up. On the restart as the cars were heading into turn one, Mike Larkin’s night came to an abrupt end as he was sent sliding into the wall. The car sustained quite a bit of damage and yet another delay. Fifty three minutes to run this one, definitely not the norm for this division. Wayde Thorne continued to lead throughout and Linc Erison who was racing for Tyler Mayhew finished a strong second.
Mini Stocks were up next for their final feature on the night. Gary Slama, a veteran of Thunder Car racing was out for his first night in a Mini Stock. He lined up along side Shawn Taylor who was hoping to put his bad luck behind him. This one started bad on lap one as the cars exited turn two, several got involved with the 92 of Paul Oliver taking a hard hit bringing out another red flag. Oliver seemed to have the most damage although the 22 of Mark DaSilva was unable to continue after losing a right front wheel and Russ Aicken’s bad luck on the night continued as he sustained some damage and had to settle for his second dnf of the night. On the restart, the 75 of Scott Mast was running third but got high in turn four, tagged the wall and eventually retired to the pits. Shawn Taylor was running not bad but still not where they wanted to be. Blair Wickett and Rodney Rutherford got by him to take the lead on lap eight. The two battled for a few laps but Wickett took the lead and would pick up another feature win, his second of the night, third in the past four. The 76 of Shawn Taylor told me later he was down on power after they found out, ” that they were off a tooth on our timing” and it seems like that could have been there issue of late. They’re hoping for the best now they have that behind them.
Thunder Cars hit the track led by Justin Collison and Mitch Miljanovic. A couple of separate incidents off the start as the 14 of Rob Istead went around in turn four. Shawn Arnott was shown the black flag by the starter and was sent to the rear of the field. On the restart, Shawn Chenoweth shot out to the lead. The battle for second and third was once again the story as Bobby Mercer and Kevin Gallant battled. Chenoweth had increased his lead to a half track at this point. Justin Collison brought out a caution of lap 15 as he lost a right rear tire. Not sure what was up on this night but loose tires are not very common and it was happening far too much on this night. The race resumed without incident and Chenoweth picked up his second consecutive Thunder Car win on the night.
The Late Models roared onto the track for their final 30 lap feature on this night. Nick Roth lined up along side Steve Adams for this one. Roth would lead the first four laps but David Elliott would get by out of four on the fifth lap. Elliott shot out to a big lead. Roth and Matt Lockwood waged a nice battle for second and third. The race was going along at a nice clip but on lap 24, Steve March and Steve Adams got involved and spun in turn four. In turn two the leaders had an incident as Roth, Lockwood and Dale Shaw went around. Shaw made a quick trip to the pits to make sure everything was ok and was back out. He would make his way to the front quick and before long a nice battle between Roth, Brad Corcoran, Lockwood and Shaw ensued. Corcoran got past Lockwood and took over third. A caution came out on lap 26 as Roth slowed down the back stretch and came to a stop in three and four. On the restart Elliott continued to hold off the pack but Corcoran got by Trevor Monaghan for second. When the checkers flew that was the top three finishers.
The final race of the night was for the Pro 4 Modifieds. Dan Petit led lap one but the 8 of Craig Shaver and 9 of Brian Nanticoke got by to take over first and second. The two ran away and hid from the rest of the pack and as the final checkered flag of the night was waved it was Craig Shaver winning his second race of the night.
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 AUGUST 29TH, IT’S THE ANNUAL DON BIEDERMAN MEMORIAL NIGHT. ALSO FEATURING THE OSCAAR SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES. 50 LAPS FOR THE OSCAAR SUPER LATE MODELS PLUS THE OSCAAR MODIFIEDS, OSCAAR HURRICANE MIDGETS, THUNDER CARS, MINI STOCKS, PURE STOCKS AND THE PRO 4 MODIFIEDS. RACING STARTS AT 3 P.M. ALSO WE HAVE OUR ANNUAL VISIT FROM THE HIGHWAYMEN CAR CLUB ON THE MAIN GRANDSTAND SIDE OF THE TRACK FOLLOWED BY A PARADE LAP DURING INTERMISSION.
**RAIN DATE SUNDAY AUGUST 30TH- CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR NEW TIMES**

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Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1 :  #29 Derek Jackson, #7 Wayde Thorne, #90 Andy Wheller, #44 Sam Heibien, #10 Lofton Schuts, #53 Mike Larkin, #79 Caroline Kelly, #74 Csaba Javorszky, #24 Linc Erison (-1J), #42 Leo Lebarbera, #31 Keara Gallant, #69 Roger Lessard, #77 Kevin Jackman, #07 Micheal Kenny, #17 Blair Mayhew, #5 Courtney Scott
Pure Stock Feature #2 : #7 Wayde Thorne, #24 Linc Erison, #10 Lofton Schuts, #44 Sam Heibien, #31 Keara Gallant, #42 Leo Labarbera, #69 Roger Lessard, #77 Kevin Jackman, #79 Caroline Kelly, #17 Blair Mayhew, #07 Micheal Kenny, #5 Courtney Scott, #53 Mike Larkin (NF), #74 Csaba Javorszky (NF), #29 Derek Jackson (NF), #90 Andy Wheller (NF)
Mini Stock Feature #1 : #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #75 Scott Mast, #03 Jake Gilbert, #32 Gillian Hils, #22 Mark DaSilva, #92 Paul Oliver (-1J), #42 Rick Robinson, #76 Shawn Taylor, #4 Gary Slama, #05 Dave Goodacre, #11 Nolan Quinton, #5 Rob Twitchett, #71 Russ Aicken (NF), #51 Clark Hartman (NF)
Mini Stock Feature #2 : #97 Blair Wickett, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #76 Shawn Taylor, #36 Hudson Nagy, #03 Jake Gilbert, #4 Gary Slama, #32 Gillian Hils, #42 Rick Robinson, #5 Rob Twitchett, #05 Dave Goodacre, #11 Nolan Quinton, #75 Scott Mast (NF), #22 Mark DaSilva (NF), #92 Paul Oliver (NF), #71 Russ Aickens (NF), #51 Clark Hartman (NS)
Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Mike Gilmour, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #12 Justin Collison, #5 Karl Sault
ThunderCar Feature #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #31 Kevin Gallant, #14 Mike Gilmour, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #5 Karl Sault, #12 Justin Collison (NF), #13 Brad Collison (NF)
Late Model Feature #1 : #05 Brad Corcoran, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #15 Matt Lockwood, #86 Kenny Forth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #52 Steve March, #41 Steve Adams, #29 Steve Cashmore, #17 Nick Roth, #4 Trevor Monaghan, #28 Al Maclean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #27 Kevin Albers, #74 Al Bowman, #11 Dave Osborne
Late Model Feature #2 : #37 David Elliott, #05 Brad Corcoran, #4 Trevor Monaghan, #83 Dale Shaw, #27 Kevin Albers, #29 Steve Cashmore, #52 Steve March, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #86 Kenny Forth, #15 Matt Lockwood, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #17 Nick Roth (NF), #41 Steve Adams (NF), #74 Al Bowman (NF), #11 Dave Osborne (NF), #28 Al Maclean (NS)
Pro 4 Modified Heat : #8 Craig Shaver, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #91 Robert Mercer, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit
Pro 4 Modified Feature : #8 Craig Shaver, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit, #91 Robert Mercer (NS)

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Hot August Night Series Finale Next on the Agenda at Peterborough Speedway

Hot August Night Series Finale Next on the Agenda at Peterborough Speedway

It’s been a busy month of action at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

Peterborough Speedway’s Hot August Night Racing Series made headlines with every wave of the Great Canadian RV green flag. From back-to-back first time Mini Stock feature wins by Kevin Strutt and Brandon Hannah on August 1st and 8th respectively. Consecutive Late Model victories by Rick Walt – including the rescheduled Chase for the Colours event – turned heads; as did a $1,000 INEX Ontario Legends triumph by Nicholas Ledson and an impressive second place run by former Mini Stock driver Brandt Graham in the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series. Track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse says that even with a show remaining in the month – Saturday, August 29th – the August events have been an impressive part of the calendar.

“We’re in the family entertainment business and our product is stock car racing,” said Josiasse. “Once we get someone through the main gates, our goal is to bring them back over and over again throughout the year. It’s all about momentum; not just on the race track, but in everything we do. The drivers in every division are doing all they can to clinch the 2015 point championship and that helps provide the high level of excitement that’s needed to build our brand.”

The Saturday, August 29th program includes the hometown Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions. Also on the show will be the INEX Ontario Legends and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, with King of the Hill featuring head-to-head spectator racing at intermission. Pit gates will open at 3:00, with the main grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the night’s first green flag at 6:00.

Looking ahead on the calendar, the Championship Clash is scheduled for Saturday, September 5th. The OSCAAR Super Late Models will be on hand to run a 50 lap ‘A’ main as part of a night of racing that will determine the title-holders in the 4Fun, Mini Stock, Renegade Truck, Thunder Car and Late Model classes at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.

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.

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Jeff Toms (#2) of Port Hope and Bailieboro’s Matt Spence (#92) work through traffic in the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model division during the Saturday, August 15th event at Peterborough Speedway.

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Pro Challenge Highlight Night At Sauble Speedway

Pro Challenge Highlight Night At Sauble Speedway

Sauble Beach ON – With the weeks counting down on a season that seems like it just started yesterday fans and drivers alike where ready to get their race on Saturday night at Sauble Speedway. Things kicked off with the Sunset Cruisers car club from Sauble Beach putting on a display of cars and trucks on the front straight a way plus even taking their turn putting some rubber down on the track under a gorgeous sunny sky in front of a full grandstand.
In the Jr Late Model division #3 Tyson Schreinert would take advantage of his front row starting position to claim his first trip to victory lane this season. In this strong class of drivers Schreinert would have to hold off many charges from the #37 Eric Thom the current points leader to hang on for the victory. Third would go #7 Ty Cavallin, fourth #12 Trenton Both and rounding out the top five #8 Kyle Parker. Both heat wins went to #7 Ty Cavallin.
Four Cylinder action had an almost caution free feature but with just two laps to go the yellow would fly for a spin by the #34 T.J. Edwards and it was the last thing #17 Kevin Bridge wanted to see as he was hoping to take this race from pole to pole leading every lap to this point. Then with the field bunched up again it would set up a green white checker as #17 Bridge would get the jump on the restart he was hoping for and was able to stay in front of the pack to bring home the checker flag. Second would go to #1 John Van Dyk, third #71 Gary Jones, fourth #36 Cory Young and in fifth #10 William Gibbons. Heat wins would go to #36 Young, #10 Gibbons, # 34 Edwards and #17 Bridge.
The Canadian Vintage Modifieds were also on hand to entertain fans this evening and they did not disappoint putting on another great show. In the end it would be the #15 piloted by Steve Lyons that would take the checker flag in a closely contested battle up front. Second would go to #57 Steve Trendell, third #18 Jason Keen, fourth #25 Ben Charbonneau and rounding out the top five #6 Ron Easton. Heat wins went to #15 Lyons and #92 Brian Atkinson.
Then the night ended with one of the best races of the season as the Ontario Pro Challenge series made their first and only appearance at the beach this year. After a shaky start with a corner one lap one spin by the #14 Tim Shannahan in which everyone was able to avoid contact. After the restart everything looked good till lap four when a pack of four cars working their way through the field on the inside line would get together coming out of corner two. Once all the cars where pulled apart the driver with the most amount of damage would be the #02 Dennis Thomson but all four cars would be able to remain in the race. With racing back underway and everyone settling into a flow and the race quickly moved along until the #88 Tim Norris would spin out battling with the #91 Mike Westwood for third spot. After the restart and with some great three wide racing at times the drivers would again get their rhythm back and would see a great battle up front as the damaged #02 Dennis Thomson would find himself in a dog fight for the lead with #91 Mike Westwood. In the end it would be #02 Thomson pulling away for the victory and leaving a battle for second third and fourth behind him. In the end it would be #91 Westwood for second, third would go to #88 Tim Norris fourth #18 Patrick Freel and fifth #40 Owen Smith.
Next action at Sauble Speedway is this Saturday August 28th for Jr Late Models, Four Cylinders, Thunder Cars and Late Models, grandstands open at 5PM with racing starting at 7PM. This is the second to last date of the season and with points battles on the line you know you won’t want to miss it!

By Doug Townsend

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Another Photo Finish Night At Full Throttle

Another Photo Finish Night At Full Throttle

Varney On – Fans were out in full force at Full Throttle this past Friday night for the kickoff of the horsepower meets horses’ weekend. With stock car racing action on Friday and a rodeo action on Saturday and Sunday fans were in for a great weekend of entertainment.

In the Jr Late Models it would it would be #14 Cody Wilds from Exeter taking both features in front of the #25 Travis Placzek from Grand Valley. In Mini Truck action it was a clean sweep for Girl Power as #7 Kendra Cassidy from Cambridge was able to get her truck to the front and keep it there even outdueling track owner Gord Bennett who piloted the #29 truck in feature one to a second place finish. Third in feature one would go to #88 Bubba Brown from London, fourth #67 Rick Baskett from Clinton and fifth #1 Denny Snider from Durham. In feature two second would go to #88 Brown, third #67 Baskett, fourth #29 this time driven for the first time ever by Travis McLean from Harriston who normally drives a Mini Stock and rounding out the top five #1 Denny Snider.

Fun Stock action again saw another great turn out of cars and in feature one #25 Billy Lovell from Mildmay would take advantage of a great starting position to get out front early and stay there all the way to the checkers as the rest of the field battled behind him. Second would go to #85 Matt Clarke from Mount Forest who has had the fast car of late. Third would be #0 Nick Clarke from Clifford followed by #84 Andrea Parsons from Clifford in fourth and rounding out the top five #73 Sherri McIntyre from Bayfield. Feature two again would see the Clarke brothers battling up front with Matt in the #85 taking the checker just in front of Nick in the #0. Third would go to #4 Dawson Urbanek from Holyrood for his best ever finish since just starting racing this spring and given the fact he is only 12 years old competing in a division with a lot of seasoned drivers. Fourth would be #84 Andrea Parsons and fifth would go to #32 Ben Klages from Hanover.

The Mini Stock class at Full Throttle continues to be one of the most close and competitive classes with anyone able to take the checker on any given night and this night was no different. Feature one would come down to another photo finish as current points leader #63 Brandon Crumbie from Cookstown would do his best to grab the lead from #35 Bobby Tolton from Rockwood but the photo would show Tolton by six inches. Third would go to #36 Cory Young from Owen Sound, fourth #7 driven by Brian Wilson from Rockwood and fifth #60 Will Lamantia from Beeton. In feature two it would be the #36 Corry Young bringing home another checker in memory of Kevin Paupst. Second was #63 Crumbie, third #7 Wilson, fourth #6 Travis McLean from Harriston and rounding out the top five #64 Dave Crumbie from Beeton.

In Outlaw Late Model action after missing a few week #75 Jeff Cassidy from Cambridge would use his pole starting position to grab the lead and looked hard to beat as the #11 Cole Weber could get to him but not around him. Then a late race caution would allow Weber to set up on the outside of Cassidy and that was all he needed after running side by side for a couple laps Weber was able to clear Cassidy and lead him to the checker. Third would go to #40 Mark Dixon from Durham, fourth #00 Trevor Thompson from Elmira and fifth #36 Gary Elliott from Waterdown. Feature two would see some great old fashion hard nose late model racing as the #40 Mark Dixon would start on pole with the #11 Cole Weber on the outside and after running a lot of the race side by side banging off each other Weber was able to clear the #40 and earn another checker. Second would go to the #40 Dixon, third #75 Cassidy, fourth #00 Thompson and rounding out the top five #36 of Gary Elliott.

As always the night ended up with another great train race and with eight trains in the field this night the fans were treated to a great show. In feature one it would be the Rockford Rednecks getting out front in one of the fastest races of the season. Second was Texas Traincar Massacre, third 454 Go Baby Go and fourth Crazy Till We Die. In feature two it was a two train race on the last lap with Texas Traincar Massacre chasing 454 Go Baby Go then as they entered corner four coming to the line 454 Go Baby Go wouldn’t turn and plowed the corner four wall handing the checker to Texas Traincar Massacre. 454 Go Baby Go was able to limp to the finish line for second followed by Crazy Till We Die, Shake Rattle N Roll, and Confused Till We Die.

Next racing action at Full Throttle is this coming Friday August 28th for Mini Trucks, Fun Stocks, Super Trucks, Outlaw Late Models and another Fan King Of The Hill at intermission. Grandstands open at 5PM with racing at 7:30PM.

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Chase for the Colours Locks in Autumn Colours Pole Positions at Peterborough Speedway

Chase for the Colours Locks in Autumn Colours Pole Positions at Peterborough Speedway

Winning the Autumn Colours Classic is the goal of every short track racer in the province and the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier – Saturday, August 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway locked-in the front row starting spots for drivers in the Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions. Also on the night’s program was the hometown Renegade Truck class and the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series.

Nolan Gould and James Townsend brought the field of 27 starters to Great Canadian RV green flag to kick-off the 30 lap Mini Stock main event. After an early race yellow flag slowed the pace, things settled-down nicely with some exciting racing throughout the pack. Gould led through the opening stages, before surrendering the top spot to Tyler Junkin with 9 laps showing on the scoreboard. As field encountered lapped traffic with around 14 circuits complete, Junkin’s advantage grew and he scored his second consecutive ‘Chase’ win. Ryan Oosterholt, James Townsend, Kyle Baker and Gould completed the top 5.

Bill O’Hara and Tim Burke paced the pack of pick-ups to the line for the Renegade Truck division main event. Burke got a jump on the initial green flag and managed to hold-off a late race charge by defending track champion Jack Dallin for his second win of the year in the caution-free feature tilt.

It was Steve Foster and Tyler Betts on the front row as the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model teams set-sail for a 50 lap main event that would determine inside and outside pole positions for October’s Autumn Colours Classic. Green flag racing was the order of business until a lap 16 spin by Jack Horner. The caution flag also saw Betts and Rick Walt give up what had been a straight-away advantage on the field. With the inside line the quick way around, several drivers tried to make the outside groove work. Dave Morgan’s attempt on the 22nd lap cost the Buckhorn, Ontario veteran 7 spots in the running order. Former track champion Bryan Sudsbury attempted a similar move a few laps later, but also couldn’t make it work. At the checkers, it was Walt earning the Autumn Colours Classic pole, over Bryan Mercer. Morgan, Betts and Mike Wallace chased the lead pair to the line.

Alex Lees and defending series champion Robert Warnes led the way as the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series rolled from the staging area for their 25 lap main event. An early race yellow slowed the pace and Warnes grabbed the lead on the restart. A few laps later, contact between Chad Strawn and Nick Lees sent both drivers to the rear of the field, but Warnes remained in control. Donny Beatty had mounted a hard charge from the 9th starting spot and worked his way to the runner-up position with a dozen laps complete. The veteran runner tried to get around the leader using the high and low lines for a handful of laps, but the #95 machine would thwart every challenge on the way to his first win of the year. Alex Lees, Jamie Wagar and Ryan Babin were next in line.

Howie Crowe and Cayden Lapcevich occupied the front row as the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car runners hit Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval for 40 action-packed laps. Hard charging throughout the field kept fans on the edge of their seats from the drop of the green flag. Upstart Lapcevich took the early lead, but his Chase for the Colours win was hardly a walk in the park. Matt Bentley tried to snatch victory from the youngster a number of times, with several yellow flags kept the field tight. Former Autumn Colours Classic champion Joe Adams, Luke Gignac and Dan Archibald completed the fast 5 finishers.

Qualifying heats earlier in the night went to Mini Stock drivers Danny Benedict, Tyler Junkin, James Townsend, Andy McCann, Chris Allard and Nolan Gould. Jack Dallin and Chris Burrage in the Renegade Trucks. Bryan Mercer, Mark Gordon, Tyler Betts and last Saturday night’s feature winner Rick Walt took the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model preliminary rounds. Jamie Wagar, Nick Lees with a pair and his twin brother Alex won OMRS qualifiers, with Cayden Lapcevich, Ken Grubb, Howie Crowe and Mike Meyer claiming the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car checkered flags.

Bullring bullet points: Oshawa, Ontario’s Wayne Hunter pocketed a 50/50 draw payoff of more than $810…Peterborough’s Mike Wallace did double duty on the night. He finished 5th in the Late Model Main event and also steered the #15 – usually campaigned by Rob Richards – in Thunder Car action. Donny Beatty was scheduled to drive a Thunder Car in addition to his OMRS ride, but the #R40 full fendered machine was sidelined by mechanical gremlins…With his regular ride, ‘Black Magic’ damaged a few weeks ago, Howie Crowe pulled ‘The Bus’ out of the team’s shop on the Alderville First Nation.

2015’s Hot August Night Racing Series wraps-up Saturday, August 29th at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. The hometown Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model teams will be in action, along with the INEX Ontario Legends and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series. Pit gates will open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the night’s first green flag at 6:00.

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.

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1) Tyler Junkin (#41) used lapped traffic to perfection on the way to his second straight Chase for the Colours Mini Stock feature win – Saturday, August 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.

2) A quick initial start paid-off for Bancroft, Ontario’s Tim Burke (#99) as he claimed his second Renegade Truck win – Saturday, August 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.

3) Rick Walt (#31w) earned the Autumn Colours Classic front starting spot with his Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model feature win – Saturday, August 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.

4) His 2015 season has been frustrating, but Rob Warnes (#95) finally scored his first Ontario Modifieds Racing Series win of the year – Saturday, August 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.

5) Young upstart Cayden Lapcevich (#76) will start the Autumn Colours Classic from the pole after his Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car win – Saturday, August 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Erison, Becker, Aicken, Chenoweth, Marshall And Burbridge Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

Erison, Becker, Aicken, Chenoweth, Marshall And Burbridge Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – A large crowd were treated to some great racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Saturday as the dog days of summer continue. The points races are close, heating up and keeping the drivers and fans on the edges of their seats. The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds were on hand and put on another great show. A huge turnout in the turn one Chalet as employees, families and friends of Graybar were on hand.
The night got underway with the first Pure Stock feature of the night. The Pure Stocks have put on some of the greatest racing all season and things didn’t change on this night. Great three wide action by Wayde Thorne, Andy Wheller and Peter Becker made for some excitement. Thorne led the first couple of laps but Becker got by and led the rest of the way picking up the win.
Clark Hartman and Rick Robinson led 17 Mini Stocks to green in their first feature of the night. Russ Aicken and Blair Wickett battled throughout making it a great race. Hudson Nagy and Shawn Taylor both experienced some problems as their woes of late continue. Hartman led the first two laps but Aicken made his way to the front on lap three and led the rest of the way. Aicken continues his strong season with the win and still tops the Mini Stock points as he defends his 2014 championship he shared with Mike Holmes.
Thunder Cars were up next. Nice to see the car count has doubled over the past few weeks. This race was a battle to say the least. Mark Burbridge lined up beside Kelsey Lamont as the cars took green. Burbridge led the first nine laps but Shawn Chenoweth, who closed the gap and had better power through the corners got past Burbridge out of four on lap 9. Burbridge however never let Chenoweth too far out of his sights. A late caution on lap 22 when Justin Collison’s car had a smoke trail. This would set up a very exciting finish. Chenoweth regained the lead off the start but only for a short time. As Chenoweth and Burbridge entered turn three, Burbridge gave a tap to Chenoweth, causing him to get loose and a little side ways allowing Burbridge to get by on the inside and take the lead with two to go. Brad Collison was right there and he and Burbridge have quite a history going back several years. The three cars leaned on each other and Collison tried to pull the same move the Burbridge did on Chenoweth but wasn’t able to get by as the cars came out of four to take the checkers. Burbridge won an exciting race with Collison second and Chenoweth third. Make sure you watch the video, a very exciting race!
The Pro 4 Modifieds ran their ten lap heat. Dan Petit led lap one but Brian Nanticoke got by for the lead and held off the field the rest of the way to win the ten lap race.
The Canadian Vintage Modifieds were up next for a couple of ten lap qualifiers. Ron Easton ran up front the entire race. Steve Trendell and Mike Podd got mixed up on lap seven bringing out the caution. Jeremy Riopelle was right on Easton’s bumper but the veteran held him off for the win. The second heat saw another great battle as T.J. Marshall and Jason Keen battled through out. Marshall has owned Flamboro this season and continued his winning ways leading all ten laps.
After an exciting Spectator Drags (aka King of the Hill) at intermission, we got right into the second round of features. The Pure Stocks had 19 cars take the green. Derek Jackson started seventh in the field but was penalized off the start for jumping the green by the starter. He made his way to the front quick and as the field completed lap one it was Jackson in the lead. He managed to stay there the entire race holding off some hard chargers but with the penalty the second place car of Peter Becker picked up the win.
Another exciting race as the Mini Stocks hit the track for their second feature. Hudson Nagy, Rodney Rutherford, Russ Aicken and Chad Corcoran put on a great show early. Lap eight saw Nagy leading the veteran Aicken but Russ made his move out of turn four with a little bump and run to take the lead. Aicken would lead the rest of the way to pick up the win. Blair Wickett didn’t start as his dad had a medical emergency in the pits earlier. From all reports dad Chris is doing ok. Get well soon!
The second Thunder Car feature was highly anticipated of some action after the first race. Everyone was on their toes for this one expecting some fireworks but all in all another great race. It didn’t start to well for Shawn Chenoweth as he spun on lap four in turn one and two. Shawn Arnott, who started pole along side Bobby Mercer, led most of the way. But on lap 19, Chenoweth found his way to the front once again and got by Arnott to take the lead. Mark Burbridge was close but they kept it clean and Chenoweth picked up the win.
The Pro 4 Modified feature was a great race. For me personally it was very exciting. Linc Erison and Dan Petit were on the pole and Erison got out to the lead early and held it for all 15 laps to pick up his first ever win. Great to see Erison take the “Polish” victory lap in celebration, do some burnouts in the grass and have his steering wheel fly out the window! He was so happy in victory lane as was car owner Brian Nanticoke. For me, I grew up knowing Linc’s grandpa John. What a great man he was, I see where Linc gets it from. One of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. I told the story before but I remember when I was 10 years old, my brother and I (mostly my brother Brent) painted his grandpa John’s house on Haddington Street in Cambridge. Lots of great memories so this win is special for me. Congratulations Linc!!
The final race of the night was the Canadian Vintage Modified feature. Ron Easton and Dustin Hood were on the pole. Easton led big early. The 19 car of Mike Westwood spun coming out of four on lap 12. On the restart T.J. Marshall took the lead from Easton. Easton would soon encounter some problems and retired to the pits for the rest of the race. Marshall continued to own Flamboro leading the rest of the way and picked up the win.
That brought to a close another exciting action packed night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, August 22nd for a special night. The Grisdale Late Models make their long awaited return and it’s MEET THE DRIVERS NIGHT at intermission. You can go out on the front stretch and meet the Stars and Cars, take pictures, get autographs, hero cards as well as lots of treats for the kids and always some GREAT GIVEAWAYS!!!! Racing gets under way at 7pm as I mentioned the Grisdale Late Models make their return. They are also joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Pure Stocks and the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm, Kids Rides at 6pm and green flag flies at 7pm.
-Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.
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-Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for the videos and to Derek Smith for the great photos!

Unnofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1 : #59 Peter Becker, #90 Andy Wheller, #7 Wayde Thorne, #10 Lofton Schuts, #29 Derek Jackson, #44 Sam Heibien, #69 Roger Lessard, #53 Mike Larkin, #79 Caroline Kelly, #31 Keara Gallant, #77 Kevin Jackman, #24 Linc Erison, #42 Leo Labarbera, #61 Paul Ditner, #80 Troy Martin, #5 Courtney Scott, #17 Blair Mayhew, #07 Michael Kenny (P)
Pure Stock Feature #2 : #59 Peter Becker, #29 Derek Jackson (-1J), #90 Andy Wheller, #7 Wayde Thorne, #79 Caroline Kelly, #10 Lofton Schuts, #44 Sam Heibien, #07 Michael Kenny, #69 Roger Lessard, #24 Linc Erison, #42 Leo Labarbera, #31 Keara Gallant, #77 Kevin Jackman, #17 Blair Mayhew, #61 Paul Ditner, #80 Troy Martin, #53 Mike Larkin (NF), #5 Courtney Scott (NF)
Mini Stock Feature #1 : #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #50 Chad Corcoran, #51 Clark Hartman, #61 Chad Ditner, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #03 Jake Gilbert, #36 Hudson Nagy, #32 Gillian Hils, #22 Mark DaSilva, #92 A.J. Miller, #5 Rob Twitchett, #76 Shawn Taylor, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #11 Nolan Quinton, #77 Phil Givens (NF)
Mini Stock Feature #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #50 Chad Corcoran, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #51 Clark Hartman, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #22 Mark DaSilva, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #92 A.J. Miller, #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Rob Twichett, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #11 Nolan Quinton, #77 Phil Givens (NF), #97 Blair Wickett (NS)
Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #31 Kevin Gallant, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #14 Mike Gilmour, #37 Jeff Bean, #74 Kelsey Lamont, #08 Derek Martin, #12 Justin Collison (NF), #87 Jeremy Bean (NF), #3 Brent Wheller (NF)
Thunder Car Feature #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Mike Gilmour, #87 Jeremy Bean, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #08 Derek Martin, #3 Brent Wheller, #74 Kelsy Lamont, #37 Jeff Bean (NF), #12 Justin Collison
Pro 4 Modied Heat : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #63 Mark Lucas, #8 Mark Millard, #68 Mike Westwood, #93 Dan Petit, #10 James Houghton, #23 Linc Erison
Pro 4 Modified Feature : #23 Linc Erison, #63 Mark Lucas, #8 Mark Millard,#9 Brian Nanticoke, #10 James Houghton, #93 Dan Petit, #68 Mike Westwood
Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #00 Ron Easton, #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #57 Steve Trendell, #99 Rick Jones, #5 Mike Podd, #92 Brian Atkinson
Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #15 T.J. Marshall, #18 Jason Keen, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #25 Cassidy March, #38 Dustin Hood, #19 Mike Westwood, #09 Richard Strange
Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #15 T.J. Marshall, #18 Jason Keen, #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #57 Steve Trendell, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #5 Mike Podd, #25 Cassidy March, #99 Rick Jones, #38 Dustin Hood, #92 Brain Atkinson, #09 Richard Strange, #00 Ron Easton (NF), #19 Mike Westwood (NF)

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Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier Rocks Peterborough Speedway Saturday Night

Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier Rocks Peterborough Speedway Saturday Night

Not even a delay of nearly 2 months can keep fans at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval from being part of one of the year’s most anticipated events. Peterborough Speedway’s Hot August Night Racing Series continues Saturday, August 22nd with the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier.

The best Mini Stock, Thunder Car and Late Model throttle jockeys in the province will tackle the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City with front row starting spots at the 23rd Annual Autumn Colours Classic awarded to the top finishers in each feature event. Mini Stocks will run a 30 lap ‘A’ main, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Cars, 40 and the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model drivers will do 75. Track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse says this show will give fans a chance to see some of the heavy hitters who’ll be looking to claim a checkered flag in October’s Super Bowl of Stock Car racing.

“There’ll be some big names rolling through the pit gates and the fans will see an incredibly competitive show,” said Josiasse. “This event is usually run on a Sunday afternoon, so it’ll be great to see what happens when the green flag flies with so much on the line under the lights on a typical Saturday night.”

In 2014, Nick Goetz, Ken Grubb and hometown favourite Tyler Junkin claimed the Late Model, Thunder Car and Mini Stock main events. Just a year earlier, home trackers Ryan Kimball, John Baker Jr. and Christopher Mulders were the best of the same divisions.

Using regular Saturday night numbers as a template, this show has the potential to draw some incredible car counts. So far this season, nearly 35 drivers have scored points in at least one Mini Stock main event, while the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car field has seen over 20 teams sign-in. The Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model division has parked close to 25 different machines in the pits throughout the schedule. Pit area parking spots could be as valuable as track positions.

For the Saturday, August 22nd show – that will also include Peterborough Speedway’s Renegade Truck and the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series classes – pit gates will open at 1:00 with spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and racing at 5:00.

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

Popular home track Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model runners Jack Horner and Mike Wallace will fight for a front row Autumn Colours Classic starting spot in the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier – Saturday, August 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.

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

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Double Winners Highlight Night

Double Winners Highlight Night

Varney ON- One of the warmest nights of the season made for slick conditions on the speedway at Full Throttle Friday night but that did not stop three out of the five classes from having one driver capture both feature races.

Kicking off the night where the Mini Trucks and with some great set up work done on the trucks this past week by Brandon Hauck from Waterloo he had this class of trucks all running within tenths of a second of each other bring the race down to driver ability. In feature one Brandon would wheel the #7 truck to Victory Lane in front of the #88 Bubba Brown from London, third would go to #29 Kevin McMillen from Palmerston and fourth #1 Denny Snider from Durham. In feature two with a few driver changes it would be the #1 truck making its way to Victory Lane with Adam Racine at the wheel, second was #7 Brandon Hauck, third #29 Kevin McMillen, fourth #88 Bubba Brown.

In Super Truck action the same truck came to victory lane for both features but with different drivers behind the wheel. In feature one it was Mike Becker from Cambridge behind the wheel followed by the #112 truck piloted this week by Gord Bennett from Durham and rounding out the field #7 Brody Schiestel from Palmerston. In feature two Gord Bennett would take the controls of the #69 bringing it to victory lane in front of #112 driven by Mike Becker, third #12 George Carter and fourth #7 Brody Schiestel.

Fun Stock action this week saw the return of Matt Clarke from Mount Forest in his brightly painted #85 as he was able to take both features leading one of the strongest fields of Funs Stocks in the Province. Second in feature one would go to #88 Jason Tolton from Guelph, third #25 Billy Lovell from Mildmay, fourth #34 Alex Hastie for Durham and in fifth #0 Nick Clarke from Clifford. In feature two second would go to #32 Ben Klages from Hanover, third #0 Nick Clarke, fourth #14 Luke Bos from Conn and rounding out the top five #73 Sherri McIntyre from Bayfield.

In Mini Stocks it would be again be #63 Brandon Crumbie from Cookstown staying in front of the hard charging field of some of the best Mini Stock drivers in the Province that call Full Throttle home. Second in feature one would go to #36 Corry Young from Owen Sound, third #7 Paul Boyd from Harriston, fourth #35 this week driven by Billy Zardo from Brampton, and fifth #6 Travis McLean from Harriston. In feature two second would go to #50 Chad Corcorwin from Milton, third #36 Corry Young, fourth #34 T.J. Edwards from Fergus and rounding out the top five #6 Travis McLean.

Street Stocks took to the track again this week to entertain the fans with many cars making vast improvements over the past few weeks tightening up one of the closest fields on the highbanks. In the end it would be #35 Mike Thebeau from Mitchell taking home both feature races. Second in feature one would go #01 Travis Farrow from Holstein, third #6 Rob Wark from Chesley, fourth #1 Bob Parsons from Princeton and in fifth #20 Ryan Edwards-Kiss from Londesboro. In feature two it would be the #6 Rob Wark ahead of the #20 Ryan Edwards-Kiss, fourth #1 Bob Parsons and in fifth in his first night back on the track in a few years #99 Jamie Hunt from Hanover.

Next action at the highbanks south of Durham is this coming Friday Aug 21st as racing kicks off the big Showdown at Old Varney Rodeo Weekend. In action Friday night will be Jr Late Models, Mini Trucks, Fun Stocks, Mini Stocks, Outlaw Late Models and the Crazy Trains. Action kicks off at 7:30PM with grandstands opening at 5PM plus this week with proof of purchase of advanced purchased Rodeo tickets your racing admission is just half price. Then Saturday and Sunday hang on to your seat as the Case IH Ultimate Rodeo Tour comes into the grounds of Full Throttle Speedway. Saturday show is at 6PM with grandstands opening at 3PM and Sundays show is at 2PM with grandstands opening at 11AM. Beer Gardens and entertainment will also be going all weekend long plus rough camping is available for just $25.00 for the weekend. Plus save five dollars off regular gate admissions by picking up your advanced tickets at PRO Sport in Owen Sound, Stoltz Sales and Service in Listowel, Elmira and Mildmay or on line at Ticketweb.ca or Fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com

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Solid Crowd Enjoys a Hot August Fan Appreciation Night at Peterborough Speedway

Solid Crowd Enjoys a Hot August Fan Appreciation Night at Peterborough Speedway

Peterborough Speedway’s Hot August Night Racing Series continued Saturday, August 15th with the year’s final Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. The Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model, INEX Ontario Legend and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series divisions thrilled a near capacity crowd.

The Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun machines were the first division to hit the track for a feature event, with Dave Feeney and Griffin Powell on the front row. In just his second start of the season, Powell – a former Autumn Colours Classic champion – was the class of the field, as he took his first win of the year. Ryan Oosterholt logged a hard-fought second place finish, with James Townsend, Jeremy Kelly and last week’s feature winner Sean Kennedy chasing the lead duo to the checkered flag.

A strong field of Ontario Modifieds Racing Series teams rolled from the staging area, with Gary Tryon and Jamie Wagar showing the way. Wagar was fast during the opening stages, but was no match for John Baker Jr., who took over the top spot with a handful of laps showing on the scoreboard. Donny Beatty – who is having a successful freshman campaign in the open-wheeled division – followed J.B.J. across the line. Nick Lees, Wagar and Cory Horner completed the fast 5 finishers.

20 laps of Mini Stock feature action came to the Great Canadian RV green flag, with a pair of former feature winners – Donovan Price and Kevin Strutt – pacing the pack. As the lead pair broke away from the field, Tyler Junkin was hot on their tail and grabbed the top spot while working through lapped traffic near halfway. Junkin would earn another visit to Dart Heating & Air Conditioning Victory Lane, with Price and Strutt next. Dave Watchorn and Andy McCann rounded-out the top 5.

Defending track champion Ryan Kimball and Bryan Sudsbury led 20 Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Models to the stripe for a 25 lap ‘A’ main. In a rough outing – with tempers as hot as the thermometer – Rick Walt became the latest driver to score his first win of 2015 in the division. Dave Morgan, Mark Gordon, Amanda Connolly and Tyler Betts followed the leader to the line.

Nicholas Ledson and Kevin Foisy brought the field to the green flag for the INEX Ontario Legends Series feature tilt that would close out the night’s action. Ledson got an early jump on his front row rival, as Dave Riopelle used an open door on the inside line to follow into the runner-up spot. After a restart for a debris caution, a huge wreck blocked the front straight and saw a number of cars knocked out of competition. All involved drivers were checked by track personnel at the scene and released. Even with a red flag delay to clear the scene, there was no denying Nicholas Ledson his first main event win of the year. Riopelle, Foisy, Cole Ledson and Jacob Sheridan followed across the stripe.

Earlier in the night, qualifying heat wins went to Ryan Oosterholt, Griffin Powell, James Townsend and Dave Feeney in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun. Nick Lees, Cory Horner, Brad Stevenson and Donny Beatty took the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series heats. Dwight Lavoie, Tyler Junkin, Dave Watchorn and Brandon Hannah grabbed Mini Stock preliminary rounds. Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model heats went to Bryan Sudsbury, Rick Walt, Tyler Betts and Jack Horner. Nick Ledson, Kevin Foisy with a pair and Dave Riopelle took the first round of INEX Ontario Legends Series action.

Bullring bullet points: An early rain shower caused track officials to cancel the on-track Fan Appreciation session, but a number of drivers delighted the crowd by handing out candy and signing autographs in the grandstand…The night’s 50/50 prize paid over $1,200.00 to a fan from Bracebridge, Ontario…More than a handful of drivers – including Bryan Mercer, Steve Munro, Darragh Moroney, A.J. Ehms and current Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car point leader Anthony DiBello – made their first starts of the year in the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model field.

Action returns to the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City Saturday, August 22nd. The rescheduled Chase for the Colours pole qualifier will see teams in the Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions will run extra distance main events that will determine the front row starting spots for the 23rd Annual Autumn Colours Classic. Also on the program will be the home track Renegade Trucks and the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series. Pit gates will open at 1:00 with spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and racing at 5:00.

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 

1) In only his second start of the 2015 season, Griffin Powell (#13) scored the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun feature win – Saturday, August 15th – at Peterborough Speedway.

2) Former Thunder Car division standout John Baker Jr. (#63) scored his 3rd Ontario Modifieds Racing Series win of the year – Saturday, August 15th – at Peterborough Speedway.

3) Current point leader Tyler Junkin (#41) added another Mini Stock feature win to his 2015 totals – Saturday, August 15th – at Peterborough Speedway.

4) After a flat tire stole a win just a few weeks ago, Rick Walt (#31w) took the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model feature victory – Saturday, August 15th – at Peterborough Speedway.

5) 2-time defending series champion Nicholas Ledson captured a $1,000.00 payday in the INEX Ontario Legends Series main event – Saturday, August 15th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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

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Westwood Drives The Wheels Off It

Westwood Drives The Wheels Off It

Varney ON – Mike Westwood from Rockwood showed the fans just how fast and how hard you can push a Pro Challenge car on the highbanks this past weekend at Full Throttle. Westwood overcame an early race run in on the track and drove his #91 to Victory Lane with a hood that was bent up so high it had to block some of his view. The fifty lap feature race saw numerous cautions off the start but once the drivers settled in they showed the skill and speed that is the Ontario Pro Challenge series. Second in the feature would go to #18 young Patrick Freel from London who pulled off a late race pass on #02 Dennis Thomson from Dundas, fourth would be #88 Tim Norris from Dundas and rounding out the top five #00 Ken Lillycrop. Heat winners where #51 Shawn Stones, #18 Patrick Freel, #8 Peter Hatten and #91 Mike Westwood.

In racing action on Friday in the Jr. Late Model division in feature one it was #25 Travis Placzek from Grand Valley getting to Victory Lane and in feature two it would be #14 Cody Wilds from Exeter returning to victory lane after some major repairs to his #14 car. Second would go to #25 Travis Placzek. In Mini Truck action in feature one it would be new comer #29 Kevin McMillen from Palmerston bring home his first checker in front of the #67 of Gord Bennett from Durham. In feature two it would be Gord Bennett getting back to victory lane this time driving the #7 truck. Second would go to #29 McMillen, third #88 Bubba Brown from London, fourth #1 Denny Snyder from Durham and fifth #67 Rob Cox from Cambridge.

In Mini Stocks Friday night it was again all Brandon Crumbie from Cookstown driving his #63 on new tires to victory lane for both features. Second in both features would go to #35 with Tim Tolton behind the wheel this week as he took his turn trying to chase down the #63 of Crumbie. Third in feature one would be #75 Scott Mast from Cambridge, fourth #73 Scott Schlueter from Stratford and fifth #6 Travis McLean from Harriston. In feature two third would go to #6 Travis McLean, fourth #7 Paul Boyd from Harriston after some quick repairs after going out in feature one and rounding out the top five #75 Scott Mast.

The Crazy Trains where back at it again Friday night with eight sets taking on the highbanks and each other in the end in feature one it would be #69 Crazy Till We Die, #23 Texas Traincar Massacre, #95 454 Go Baby Go, #13 Rockford Rednecks and rounding out the top five #7 Shake Rattle N Roll. In feature two the checkers would fly for #95 454 Go Baby Go, #23 Texas Traincar Massacre, #69 Crazy Till We Die, #7 Shake Rattle N Roll and in fifth #12 Confused Till We Die.

The Fun Stock got to do double duty this past weekend running both Friday and Saturday shows. Friday night under the lights in feature one it would be #71 Justin McKague from Teeswater bringing home the first checker of the weekend. Second would go to #14 Luke Bos from Conn, third #25 Billy Lovell from Mildmay, fourth #48 John Green from Drayton and in fifth #34 Alex Hastie from Durham. In the night cap it would be #34 Hastie sitting on the checkers when it would be all done followed by #25 Lovell, #85 Matt Clarke from Mount Forest, #9 Sandy Eccles from Mount Forest and rounding out the top five #48 John Green. For Saturday action the Fun Stocks would go at it for three twenty lap features putting both car and driver to the test on a hot slick track. In the end the conditions worked out well for the #25 of Billy Lovell from Mildmay allowing him to take two out of the three checker flags. In feature one though it would be #85 Matt Clarke from Mount Forest dominating the field for his first checker of the season. Second would go to #14 Luke Bos, third #25 Billy Lovell, fourth #34 Alex Hastie and fifth #71 Justin McKague. In feature two and three Billy Lovell wheeled his #25 car for all it was worth for his best weekend this season. Second in feature two would go to #34 Hastie, third #84 Andrea Parsons from Clifford, fourth #85 Clarke and in fifth #48 John Green. In the wrap up feature of the weekend second would go to #84 Parsons, third #34 Hastie, fourth #94 Tim Van Oastveen from Palmerston and rounding out the top five #14 Luke Bos.

The Street Stock division also took to the highbanks Saturday afternoon and this time for twin twenty five lap features. The afternoon belonged to the #35 Mike Thebeau from Mitchell who drove away with feature one but had all he could do to hang onto feature two as he built an early lead only to start suffering some engine troubles late in the race allowing second place finisher #20 Ryan Edwards-Kiss from Londesboro to make the finish a dash for the cash. Third in the feature would go to #01 Travis Farrow from Holstein, fourth #6 Rob Wark from Chesley and fifth #7 piloted this week by Dave Silverthorn Jr.. In feature one second would go to #6 Rob Wark, third #7 Dave Silverthorn Jr., fourth #20 Ryan Edwards-Kiss and rounding out the top five # 27 Mark Rioux from Hamilton.

Outlaw Late Models returned to the speedway also on Saturday and it was again #11 Cole Weber from New Hamburg taking both features. In feature one chasing duties went to #75 Jeff Cassidy from Cambridge in second, third #40 Mark Dixon from Durham, fourth #00 Trevor Thompson from Elmira and in fifth #3 Jeff Dafoe from Britton. Feature two would see second go to #40 Mark Dixon as #75 Jeff Cassidy would spin out coming out of corner four for the checker but gathering it up in time for third, fourth would go to #85 Jeff Lotspeich from Rockwood and rounding out the top five #4 Bruce Huchinson from Palmerston.

Racing action continues this coming Friday Aug 14th at 7:30PM with Mini Trucks, Fun Stocks, Super Trucks, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks.

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Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets Celebrate 50th Anniversary At Flamboro Speedway

Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets Celebrate 50th Anniversary At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets were back at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past weekend and would celebrate the racing clubs 50th continuous year of operation with Twin 25 lap features. Lots of great racing and excitement throughout the evening made for a great night for the big crowd in attendance.
The night got underway with the Pure Stocks in their first 15 lap feature. Michael Kenny and Caroline Kelly led the field of 14 cars to green. Kelly has been showing some steady improvement and battled for second for the first half of the race before falling off the pace slightly just past half way. Kenny got out to a good lead early but on lap 7, the 42 car Leo Labarbera got high out of turn two and spanked the wall pretty hard at the exit to the track. After some clean up, Labarbera was removed from the car and in good condition. Veteran Andy Wheller battled Kenny for quite a few laps but was on the outside and two cars, Matt Young and Jaeger McMaster got by Wheller relegating him to fourth. For the remainder of the race, the cars stayed nose to tail and that’s the way they finish as the checkered flag flew.
Fifteen Mini Stocks took the green in their first feature. Dave Goodacre and Rodney Rutherford were out front for this one. Rutherford led early but Goodacre spun out of two and brought the cars back to even. Rutherford retired to the pits and Blair Wickett made his way to the front followed by Hudson Nagy and Russ Aicken. Wickett started to run away and the real battle was between Nagy and Aicken. The veteran Aicken managed to get by Nagy and took over second as the checkers flew.
The Thunder Cars hit the track next with ten cars taking the green. Rookie Justin Collison led early off the pole but got a bit squirrely out of two on lap two and that gave Shawn Arnott the inside groove which he took to take over the lead. Collison and teammate Shawn Chenoweth battled door to door but Chenoweth made the most of the little bit of room and switched lanes and then got by Bobby Mercer and his sights were on Arnott. The two battled hard for several laps. Kevin Gallant and Mark Burbridge were close behind battling for third and fourth. Chenoweth was relentless and made his move on lap ten as the cars exited turn four, Chenoweth took the inside lane and passed Arnott down the front stretch and took the lead as the cars entered turn one. As the race continued, Chenoweth started to put some distance between himself and Arnott and when the checkers flew Chenoweth had stretched it to twenty car lengths.
The Pro 4 Modifieds hit the track for their ten lap heat race. Craig Shaver led eight cars to green and quickly shot out to a big lead and never looked back in picking up the win.
The Can Am Midgets would run two ten lap heat races as well. Tyler Turnbull and Steve Murdock were up front. Turnbull took the lead early. Neely would battle Turnbull but Lucas Smith and Darren McLennan would get passed. Smith set his sights on Turnbull and would take the lead near the end in turns 3-4 and picked up the win.
The second heat saw Todd Cresswell and Dave Hickson up front. Cresswell took the lead and looked a lock for the win. But points leader Mack Deman, who started sixth at the start was up to the front in three laps. He battled Creswell and got by taking the lead. The two stayed close but when the checkers flew Deman picked up another win. The B Feature saw just five cars for six laps to set the back side of the feature lineup. Adrian Stahle led all the way to pickup the win.
The second Pure Stock feature had a couple of twins on the pole. Tyler Mayhew and Blair Mayhew led the field to green. Tyler led lap one. Mayhew was running well but on lap 7 he took a hard hit from behind and hit the turn two wall hard. The 7 car of Matt Young was given the black flag for tough driving. During the caution Young took some shots at the 74 of Jaeger McMaster as well. On the restart, Andy Wheller took the lead and was followed closely by Jaeger McMaster. McMaster hasn’t raced much this year but you wouldn’t know it. He raced well and battled the veteran Wheller and they did so right until the end as Wheller took the chekered flag.
The first 25 lap Can Am Midget feature had Tyler Turnbull on the pole along side Todd Cresswell. A caution came out on the initial start as Craig Pitchell and Darren Dryden made contact. Cresswell took the lead out of turn one. He increased his lead over the field as Turnbull and Smith battled for position. Seven laps in the caution flew as Dave Hickson brushed the wall on the front straight. On the restart, Cresswell wasted no time getting back to the front and he stretched his lead over the pack. Mack Deman was having troubles and was in the infield for a while but finished. As the checkers flew, Cresswell picked up the win.
The second Mini Stock feature saw A.J. and  Mark DaSilva on the pole. DaSilva battled Rodney Rutherford early with Rutherford taking the lead with Clark Hartman was close behind. The two battled for several laps until Hartman finally got by on the front stretch half way through. Russ Aicken was trying to make a run for it and got by Rutherford but there was too much to make up and couldn’t catch Hartman as the checkers flew.
The second Thunder Car Feature saw Mike Gilmour and Justin Collison up front. Mark Burbridge made his way to the front and took the lead and held it throughout to pick up the feature win.
The Pro 4 Modified feature was the next to last race of the night. Mark Lucas and Dan Petit were on the pole. The two battled for the ead early until Lucas got high  in 3-4 on lap six and Craig Shaver got under them and took the lead and held on for the feature win.
The second 25 lap feature for the Can Am Midgets was the final race of the night. After a draw for the amount of cars to be inverted from the first 25 lap feature, the number was 9 and that put Brandon Zavarella on the pole beside Barry Dunn for the start. Dunn led the first couple of laps. The caution came out on lap six as Tyler Turnbull, Todd Cresswell and Steve Murdock got involved in turn two. Cresswell was done for the night. On the restart, Adrian Stahle took the lead from Dunn. As the cars entered turn three, several cars spun. Dylon Smith was the only car not able to continue. Stahle continued to lead followed by Darren McLennan and Ryan Fraser. The next lap, Lucas Smith and Fraser made contact with Fraser spinning in turn two. On the restart Fraser brushed the wall and a caution flew once again. With less than ten laps to go Stahle was starting to build a good lead with McLennan and Neely following. Stahle would not give up the lead and he won his third feature out of four in the past few weeks.
That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, August 15th. Racing gets under way at 7pm as The Lucas Oil Can Canadian Vintage Modifieds return. They are also joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Pure Stocks and the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm, Kids Rides at 6pm and green flag flies at 7pm.
-Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.
-Make sure you follow us on twitter as well @flamborospdwy
-Thanks to Ingrid Hartman for the videos and to Mike Kiers & Derek Smith for the great photos!Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1                 Pure Stock Feature #2
1     #07 Micheal Kenny     #90 Andy Wheller
2     #7 Matt Young (DQ)     #74 Jaeger Mcmaster
3     #90 Andy Wheller     #44 Sam Heibien
4     #79 Caroline Kelly     #53 Mike Larkin
5     #44 Sam Heibien      #31 Keara Gallant
6     #14 Eijah Hawrylyshyn     #79 Caroline Kelly
7     #53 Mike Larkin     #14 Eijah Hawrylyshyn
8     #24 Tyler Mayhew     #5 Wade Thorne
9     #31 Keara Gallant     #61 Paul Ditner
10     #17 Blair Mayhew     #17 Blair Mayhew
11     #61 Paul Ditner       #07 Micheal Kenny
12     #74 Jaeger Mcmaster     #24 Tyler Mayhew (NF)
13     #5 Courtney Scott     #7 Matt Young (DQ)
14     #42 Leo Labarbera (NF)     #42 Leo Labarbera (NS)Mini Stock Feature #1       Mini Stock Feature #2
1     #97 Blair Wickett     #51 Clark Hartman
2     #71 Russ Aicken     #71 Russ Aicken
3     #36 Hudson Nagy     #97 Blair Wickett
4     #51 Clark Hartman     #38 Rodney Rutherford
5     #61 Chad Ditner     #36 Hudson Nagy
6     #38 Rodney Rutherford     #22 Mark DiSilva
7     #42 Rick Robinson     #03 Jake Gilbert
8     #77 Phil Givens      #92 Aj Miller
9     #22 Mark DiSilva     #61 Chad Ditner
10     #92 Aj Miller                   #42 Rick Robinson
11     #5 Rob Twitchett     #32 Gillian Hils
12     #32 Gillian Hils                    #77 Phil Givens
13     #03 Jake Gilbert (NF)     #5 Rob Twitchett
14     #05 Dave Goodacre (NF) #05 Dave Goodacre
15     #76 Shawn Taylor (NF)      #76 Shawn Taylor (NF)

Thunder Car Feature #1     Thunder Car Feature #2
1     #89 Brad Collison     #02 Mark Burbridge
2     #76 Shawn Arnott     #89 Brad Collison
3     #31 Kevin Gallant     #76 Shawn Arnott
4     #02 Mark Burbridge     #31 Kevin Gallant
5     #7 Bobby Mercer     #12 Justin Collison
6     #12 Justin Collison     #14 Mike Gilmour
7     #14 Mike Gilmour     #77 Mitch Miljanovic
8     #77 Mitch Miljanovic     #74 Kelsey Lamont
9     #74 Kelsey Lamont     #7 Bobby Mercer (NF)
10     #37 Jeff Bean (NF)     #37 Jeff Bean (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat : #8 Craig Shaver, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #63 Mark Lucas, #93 Dan Petit, #68 Linc Erison, #91 Robert Mercer (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #8 Craig Shaver, #63 Mark Lucas, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #68 Linc Erison, #91 Robert Mercer (NS)
Can Am Midget Heat #1 #49 Lucas Smith, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #48 Darren McLennan, #74 Rob Neely, #94 Ryan Fraser, #14 Dylon Smith, #2 Steve Murdock, #24 James Marche
Can Am Midget Heat #2 : #40 Mack Deman, #3 Todd Creswell, #64 Dave Hickson, #63 Barry Dunn, #6 Craig Pitchell, #50 Adrian Stahle, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #43 Darren Dryden
Can Am Midget B Feature : #50 Adrian Stahle, #14 Dylon Smith, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #24 James Marche, #2 Steve Murdock, #43 Darren Dryden
Can Am Midget Feature #1 : #3 Todd Creswell, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #49 Lucas Smith, #74 Rob Neely, #94 Ryan Fraser, #48 Darren McLennan, #50 Adrian Stahle, #63 Barry Dunn, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #24 James Marche, #2 Steve Murdock, #14 Dylon Smith, #6 Craig Pitchell, #40 Mack DeMan, #64 Dave Hickson, #43 Darren Dryden, #62 Tom Arsenault (NS)
Can Am Midget Feature #2 : #50 Adrian Stahle, #48 Darren McLennan, #74 Rob Neely, #24 James Marche, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #63 Barry Dunn, #6 Craig Pitchell, #94 Ryan Fraser, #2 Steve Murdock, #40 Mack DeMan, #14 Dylon Smith, #3 Todd Cresswell, #43 Darren Dryden, #49 Lucas Smith (DQ), #64 Dave Hickson (NS), #62 Tom Arsenault (NS)

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