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Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Title Hopefuls are Fit to be Tied

Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Title Hopefuls are Fit to be Tied

Sitting at the top of the point standings with just one event remaining on the schedule might be considered an advantage, but when a pair of drivers are occupying the same spot and tied for the overall lead, it just makes the bulls eye even bigger.

Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 season got underway Saturday, May 17th and with just the Championship Clash – Saturday, August 30th – left to settle the score, Tyler Junkin and Ryan Babin are deadlocked for the lead in the Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock title chase at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Oval. Each driver has enjoyed a strong campaign, but know they won’t just be battling each other for the crown.

“We couldn’t have scripted things any better if we’d tried,” said track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse. “To get through the season with just one show remaining and have a pair of drivers deadlocked for the point lead just goes to show how competitive a year it’s really been. Fans have seen a great show each and every week. I’m sure it’ll be an all-out battle right through to the checkered flag.”

The Mini Stock title tilt won’t be the only tight fight to be settled during the Championship Clash. After last weekend’s action, Howie Crowe’s advantage over Anthony DiBello in the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car field is down to just a single point. Jack Dallin has a 27 marker cushion over defending track champion Bill O’Hara in the Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck division, while Willow Barberstock is 31 points ahead of Ray Schroer for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun crown heading into the final night of regular season racing at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. The Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model contest will also be decided, but it looks like Ryan Kimball’s battle to lose as the Norwood, Ontario speedster has a 75 point buffer over Adam Cuthbertson.

Action Saturday, August 30th will also include the crowd favourite OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models, who won’t settle their 2014 championship until the Autumn Colours Classic. Pit gates open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and the night’s first green flag at 6:00.

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

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

1) A member of the multi-car Farm Bro team, Ryan Babin (#89) will be looking for a little help from his friends if he hopes to clinch the 2014 Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock track championship – Saturday, August 30th – at Peterborough Speedway.
2) His experience with car set-up and in different forms of racing could propel Tyler Junkin (#41) to the 2014 Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock track championship – Saturday, August 30th – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
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Shawn McGlynn Dominates LOSC Feature At Flamboro Speedway

Shawn McGlynn Dominates LOSC Feature At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series (presented by Meineke) made their third of four appearances at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway this past Saturday and Shawn McGlynn made it three in a row as he dominated the 100 lap feature race.

The night’s racing got underway with time trials for the LOSC. Jason Meyer set an early fast time, with a lap of 16.791. Chad McGlynn topped that when he turned a lap of 16.753. Dave Connelly did a little better going 16.671. Brennan Didero was third last to qualify and he went 16.462. Kevin Allen, second to last couldn’t do better than 16.618. Shawn McGlynn was the last car to qualify and eclipsed Didero by just .006 seconds to be the fastest car on the night. The remainder of the qualifying for other divisions was done through heat races. Andy Wheller and Shawn Taylor took wins in Pure Stocks, Hudson Nagy and Russ Aicken were victorious in the Mini Stocks, Shawn Chenoweth and Brad Collison picked up wins in Thunder Cars while Robert Mercer won the Pro 4 Modified qualifier.

During intermission, the LOSC ‘Fast Five’ draw changed the field. The top five qualifiers after time trials were Shawn McGlynn, Brennan Didero, Kevin Allen, Dave Connelly and Chad McGlynn. After the draw, the top five looked like this, Kevin Allen on the pole followed by Shawn McGlynn, Brennan Didero, Dave Connelly and Chad McGlynn.

Feature racing got underway with Pure Stocks first. Gillian Hils was last week’s feature winner. She went into the night trailing Shawn Taylor by six points. She had to start at the rear of the pack. Michael Kenny and Bill Rutherford were on the pole for this one. By lap four however, Hils had moved up to third place. Wheller and Taylor were able to hold her off and as the cars crossed the line, Wheller just edged Taylor and Hils came home third.

The Mini Stocks were up next for their 25 lap main event. Jake Gilbert and Hudson Nagy were out front and lead the field to green. The two top drivers in points, Russ Aiken started fourth with Mike Holmes in tenth. As the night started Holmes lead Aiken by 20 points. Aiken charged to the front and was leading by lap two. Holmes had moved to sixth and as Aiken was heading down the front stretch the tie rod in the #71 car broke ending Aiken’s night. Before long Holmes assumed the lead and held off the pack to pick up his ninth feature win of 2014.

Kevin Albers and Bobby Mercer were on the pole as the Thunder Cars took green for their feature. Albers got out to the lead and as the race wore on the starter gave the black flag to Shawn Arnott. Albers continued to lead the race until lap 22 when Shawn Chenoweth got by Albers to take the checkered flag and picked up his sixth straight feature win. However in post race inspection, Chenoweth was disqualified for the night.

The Pro 4 Modifieds were led onto the track by Robert Mercer and Dan Petit. Mercer who won the first feature way back on April 26th has had some bad luck lately with a DNF, a DNS and a DQ in his past three starts. Mercer got off to a great lead and managed to hold the lead through a couple of restarts and as the field headed to the checkers, Mercer held off Brian Nanticoke for his second feature win of the season.

The final race of the night was the 100 lap feature for the LOSC. A spin by Doug Cathcart on lap one bought the field back to a full restart. Shawn McGlynn took the lead on the start and built a big lead. As the race approached the half way mark without caution, McGlynn was dominating the race lapping many of his competitors. Kevin Allen was in second and battling Brennan Didero but a broken rear end in Allen’s car ended his night. A caution on lap 61 brought the field back to even but McGlynn would continue his dominance once again lapping most of the field and as the checkered flag flew it was McGlynn winning his third consecutive race.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Please make plans to join us this Saturday, August 30th, it’s our annual Fan Appreciation Night and Corn Roast featuring the band KLAWZ. The Grisdale Late Models return after a week off and will be joined by the the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Come join the drivers,their pit crews and other race fans in the pit area after the final race has been completed on the track. Enjoy delicious local farm fresh corn on the cob and be entertained by the band Klawz.

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

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #31 Andy Wheller, #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #07 Michael Kenny, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #57 Chris Longthorne, #48 Steve DeLeeuw

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #31 Andy Wheller, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #07 Michael Kenny, #57 Chris Longthorne, #48 Steve DeLeeuw

Pure Stock Feature : #31 Andy Wheller, #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #00 Bill Rutherford, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #57 Chris Longthorne, #48 Steve DeLeeuw, #07 Michael Kenny (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #97 Blair Wickett, #50 Chad Corcoran, #03 Jake Gilbert, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #05 Dave Goodacre, #14 Chantel MtPleasant

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #13 Mike Holmes, #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #05 Dave Goodacre, #14 Chantel MtPleasant (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #36 Hudson Nagy, #97 Blair Wickett, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #05 Dave Goodacre, #71 Russ Aicken (DNF), #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #14 Chantel MtPleasant (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DQ), #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #55 Chris Howse, #41 Brent Wheller, #14 Rob Istead, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DQ), #49 Dave Bailey, #27 Kevin Albers, #55 Chris Howse, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #41 Brent Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Feature : Shawn Chenoweth (DQ), #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott (DQ), #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #14 Rob Istead, #7 Bobby Mercer, #55 Chris Howse (P), #33 Mike Gilmour, #41 Brent Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Pro 4 Modified Heat : #91 Robert Mercer, #8 Craig Shaver, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Josh Lassaline, #15 Joe Middlemiss, #68 Ryan Hunsinger, #23 Linc Erison, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #91 Robert Mercer, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #38 Bill Pearsall, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Josh Lassaline, #68 Ryan Hunsinger, #23 Linc Erison, #15 Joe Middlemiss

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Feature : #81 – Shawn McGlynn, #24 Brennan Didero, #18 Chad McGlynn, #93 Jason Meyer, #85 Mike Nelson, #66 Josh Wood, #48 Doug Cathcart, #31 John Schwemler, #8 Adam Martin, #6 Jeremy Colter, #43 Bob Merrifield, #82 Dave Connelly, #54 Kevin Allen (DNF), #3 Tim Tolton (DNF), #12 Mark Patrick (DNF)

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials:

#81 Shawn McGlynn (16.456)
#24 Brennan Didero (16.462)
#54 Kevin Allen (16.618)
#82 Dave Connelly (16.671)
#18 Chad McGlynn (16.753)
#93 Jason Meyer (16.791)
#85 Mike Nelson (16.911)
#3 Tim Tolton (16.966)
#66 Josh Wood (16.976)
#31 John Schwemler (17.019)
#43 Bob Merrifield (17.038)
#6 Jeremy Colter (17.077)
#8 Adam Martin (17.214)
#12 Mark Patrick (17.380)
#48 Doug Cathcart (17.386)

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Weber Beats The Odds For Double Win

Weber Beats The Odds For Double Win

Varney ON- It was a long time coming but Cole Weber from New Hamburg was finally able to put it all together Friday night and land both Pro Late Model features at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. With the season three quarters done # 11 Cole Weber has raced hard in the Chuck Lawler / Bill Alderson built machine picking up a number of features but as good as one race would go the next would have its issues but this night was all his! In Feature one he would start pole which allowed him the lower groove but with veteran short track racer Kent Nuhn in # 1 on the outside it was no easy task to get out in front. Once Weber got out in front he had Nuhn in his mirror all race inside and outside he tried but at the line it was Weber, Nuhn, then # 12 Justin McLellan from Mount Forest for third, fourth would be Dan Wright from Owen Sound and rounding out the top five # 40 Mark Dixon from Durham. Feature two would turn out to be more of a challenge for Weber as he would find himself starting in the last row. Solid driving and timely cautions would allow Weber to pick his way through the field and on a lap eleven restart he would find himself on the outside pole and that was what he needed to get around # 12 Justin McLellan and into the lead. Second this time would go again to # 1 Kent Nuhn from Desboro, third was # 12 Justin McLellan, fourth # 40 Mark Dixon, and rounding out the top five # 1W Dan Wright.

In Mini Stock action this week in feature one the always strong # 51 Clark Hartman from Waterloo would take advantage of starting outside pole has he would lead every lap in this one. A lap six caution would allow # 36 Corry Young from Owen Sound to get close but never close enough to pass. As it would end up Hartman, Young, # 73 Scott Schlueter from Milverton for third hopefully turning around the hard luck season he has been having then # 34 T.J Edwards from Fergus for fourth and rounding out the top five # 7 Brian Wilson from Rockwood. Feature two was a side by side battle from the drop of the green between # 85 Nick Clarke from Mount Forest and # 7 Brian Wilson. Even though battling each other the pair managed to put some distance on the rest of the field until # 36 Corry Young caught them to make it a three car race up front. Then on lap twelve Clarke and Wilson made contact sending Wilson spinning to the infield bring out the caution and putting both Wilson and Clarke to the rear of the field. On the restart it was # 36 Corry Young on pole with # 35 Tim Tolton on the outside and # 51 Clark Hartman starting in third. Once the green flag dropped again it was another three car race up front as these drivers put on a show for the fans for the last eight laps in the end it would be # 36 Corry Young, second # 51 Clark Hartman, third # 35 Tim Tolton from Guelph, fourth # 135 Chance Isherwood and in fifth # 73 Scott Schlueter. Video of this race can be seen on You Tube by going to Full Throttle Motor Speedway or by following this link: http://youtu.be/duxPvaEkVP4

In Pure Stock action this week we saw one of the biggest car counts to date with five new drivers taking to the highbanks to try their luck. In feature one it would be # 34T Don Tremble from Durham taking the field to the green and battling the first sixteen laps with # 95 Jonathan Bates from Owen Sound until a steering issue would cause the Tremble to meet up with the turn two wall. On the restart Bates had his hands full as # 14 Luke Bos and # 01Travis Farrow did all they could to get past but that is how they would finish up. Fourth would go to # 4 Jesse Lamont from Hanover and rounding out the top five # 85 Will Walker from Ayton. Feature two would see some of the new comers get a lot more comfortable with the racing and make them known to the rest of the field. Off the start it was # 01 Travis Farrow jumping to the lead on lap two and he never looked back but it was no easy run as # 14 Luke Bos was right on his bumper waiting for him to make a mistake. In the end it would be Farrow, Bos, with third going to # 95 Jonathan Bates, fourth # 66 Doug Leopold from Owen Sound, and rounding out the top five new comer # 73 Sheri McIntyre.

Crazy Train action this week saw another two action filled features, in feature one Here We Go from Listowel lead this one from start to finish holding off Texas Traincar Massacre from Mount Forest followed by Jonathon Bates Roofing with the Rockford Rednecks heading to the pits early. Feature two action saw this one going to Rockford Rednecks, followed by Texas Traincar Massacre, then it was Here We Go and rounding out the field Jonathon Bates Roofing from Owen Sound.

Next racing action is this coming Friday night Aug 29th featuring Open Wheel Modified, V8 Thunder Stock, Mini Stock, Pure Stock and Crazy Trains and all the action kicks off at 7:30. Also be sure to check out our updated fall schedule on the web site at www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com as we will be racing Friday night’s right through till October 24th!

By Doug Townsend

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Saturday Night Creates Short Track Racing Excitement at Peterborough Speedway

Saturday Night Creates Short Track Racing Excitement at Peterborough Speedway

After losing a week of action to Mother Nature, Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval continued the Hot August Saturday Night Series of racing Saturday, August 23rd. The green flag waved with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions and double features for the Inex Ontario Legends Series to treat the fans.

Feature racing for the night got rolling with a 15 lap affair for the Parry Spring Service Renegade Trucks, as Stacey Bierworth and Josh Milwain led the way. Current point leader Jack Dallin jumped out to an early lead, bringing Jeffrey Vanderbelt and defending track champion Bill O’Hara along for the ride. The entire race distance ran caution-free, as Dallin scored his 7th win of the year, with Vanderbelt and O’Hara 2nd and 3rd. Andy McCann and Milwain completed the top 5.

Marilyn Junkin and current high point driver Willow Barberstock paced the pack of Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun runners to the stripe for their main event. At just 14 years of age, Barberstock is determined to capture the track championship and had built-up half a track length advantage when the caution flag flew, just short of halfway. On the restart, the #62 had her championship rival Ray Schroer on the outside of the front row, but as the green flag waved, Schroer dropped back through the field but the young lady from Stirling picked-up the ‘A’ main win, despite a late race challenge from runner-up Matthew Vanderbelt. Griffen Powell, Sean Kennedy and Jeremy Kelly rounded-out the fast 5.

Tom Podd and Brad Lavalle brought the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car field from the staging area for their 20 lap feature event. The scoreboard showed 8 circuits complete, when the yellow flag waved for a multi car incident in the 3rd turn that sent Mike Balson to the pits for the night. While everyone was watching championship contenders Anthony DiBello and Howie Crowe, it was Oshawa’s John Baker Jr. who was putting on a show.
The popular wheel twister known by the handle ‘J.B.J.’ found his way to Dart Heating and Air Conditioning victory lane for his second consecutive win. DiBello, Paul Geniole, Crowe and Willie Reyns finished-out the top 5.

With the 2014 Inex Ontario Legends championship on the line, Brandon Thurlby and Nicholas Ledson brought the field to the season-ending green flag at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. With one of the strongest rides in the field, Ledson proved why he came into the night’s action as the defending series champion. The 18 year-old – who has also dabbled with a late model ride this season – survived a couple of yellow flags for single car spins and a lengthy clean-up after another competitor dropped fluids around the track for a title clinching victory. Matt Haufe – his closest title rival at the start of the night — finished the 25 lap feature in second spot, with Kevin Foisy, Jarrett Stewart and Thurlby completing the top 5 runners.

Invader Kyle ‘Wheely’ Donaldson and defending track champion Craig Graham paced the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model runners for their 25 lap feature tilt. With 3 laps complete, Jack Horner looped his #31 ride coming off the 2nd turn to bring out the first yellow flag. After a pair of restarts were aborted, racing got back underway but the yellow quickly flew again when the #54 of Lawrence Bungaro went around on the back straight. At the same time, the #37 of Craig Parry headed to the pits and dropped out for the night. With less than 10 laps complete, Matt Spence had a strong night slowed with a spin in the 4th turn. From there, it was Dan McHattie’s night, as the veteran campaigner from Cavan, Ontario took the win over Ryan Kimball, Donaldson, Jack Horner and Adam Cuthbertson.

The rain-delayed Inex Ontario Legends feature event went to Nicholas Ledson, with Matt Haufe, Jarrett Stewart, Cole McFadden and Bill Mason completing the top 5.

Qualifying heat race wins went to Bill O’Hara and Jack Dallin in the Parry Spring Service Renegade Trucks. Matthew Vanderbelt, Willow Barberstock, Ray Schroer and Sean Kennedy did the same in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun. Willie Reyns, John Baker Jr., Steve Mayhew and Anthony DiBello took the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car qualifiers, with Brian Saunders, Kevin Foisy, Jarrett Stewart and Nicholas Ledson earning the Inex Ontario Legends checkered flags. Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model qualifiers went to Craig Graham, Ryan Kimball, Dan McHattie and Tyler Betts.

Bullring Bullet Points: Paul Geniole was on hand to run with the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Cars, doing some homework for the Autumn Colours Classic. Paul Maltese did the same with the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Models. Blake Watson made his first start of the season, steering a Late Model purchased from Cory Horner…Jamie Wagar made an infrequent Thunder Car start, but went off the track on the hook after making contact with the first turn retaining wall…It was a rough outing for Mike Balson, who had trouble just getting to the track. His car slide forward on the team’s open hauler and he needed help from several other drivers to unload the #27 Thunder Car.

Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 regular season concludes with the Championship Clash – Saturday, August 30th. Fans will see this year’s point champions crowned in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock, Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions. Also on the show will be the crowd favourite OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models. Pit gates open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and racing at 6:00.

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

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

1) Jack Dallin (#07) celebrates his 7th trip to victory lane this season after winning the Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck feature – Saturday, August 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.
2) Willow Barberstock (#62) strengthened her shot at a track championship by taking the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun ‘A’ Main – Saturday, August 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.
3) John Baker Jr. (#63) made it back to Dart Heating & Air Conditioning victory lane, claiming the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car win – Saturday, August 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.
4) It was all smiles with family and friends as Nicholas Ledson clinched the 2014 Inex Ontario Legends crown – Saturday, August 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.
5) Cavan, Ontario’s Dan McHattie (#71) picked-up the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model feature win – Saturday, August 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com
613.968.6410

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Elliott Wins the Battle But Pritiko Wins The War In Grisdale Finale

Elliott Wins the Battle But Pritiko Wins The War In Grisdale Finale

By Randy Spencer – Going into the final round of the Grisdale Triple Crown series for 2014 at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Sunday, Matt Pritiko led David Elliott and Dale Shaw by a slim margin of eight points. Sixteen cars were pit side and after a postponement due to rain the day before, the racers and fans a like were ready for a great afternoon of racing.

Heat racing got underway at 2pm. Pure Stock heat wins went to Shawn Taylor and Gillian Hils. Heat wins in Mini Stocks went to Mike Holmes, Blair Wickett and two for Russ Aicken. Canadian Vintage Modifieds heat wins went to Brian Atkinson and Jason Keen. Four different racers won in Thunder Cars, Kevin Albers, Shawn Chenoweth, Shawn Arnott and Mark Burbridge. Qualifying races for the Late Models went to Rick Burbridge, David Elliott, Matt Pritiko and Robbie Thompson.

After an intermission, the Pure Stocks were up first for feature racing. Bill Rutherford and Wayde Thorne were on the pole. Some of the most exciting and close features this season have been in the Pure Stock division. Thorne led the first four laps but he was overtaken by Shawn Taylor. At the beginning of the night Taylor was first in points in the division followed closely by Gillian Hils, who trailed Taylor by just seven points. With just a few laps remaining, it appeared Taylor was well on his way to another feature win but a flat front tire slowed him down and he relinquished the lead to Hils. Gillian, a Dundas native, picked up her third feature win of the season and will make the point standings a virtual tie going into next weeks racing.

The Mini Stock 25 lap feature was up next with Ken Stenhouse and Mark DaSilva leading the field of 16 to green. Stenhouse held off the field for four laps but Mark Klotz passed him and held the lead for a few laps. Going into the evening Mike Holmes led Russ Aicken by 17 points. Between the two, Aiken and Holmes have picked up wins in 10 of the 14 features thus far in 2014. Aiken won last week and was further back in the pack and had to race for the front to catch Holmes. And that he did. On lap 8, Holmes got by Klotz to take the lead and from there he put some distance between himself and the rest of the pack. Aiken got up to second but try as he may he couldn’t escape lapped traffic to catch the #13 and Holmes, a native of London, picked up his eight feature win of the season.

Next up was the 75 lap main event for the third and final round of the Grisdale Triple Crown series for Late Models. A big thanks to Bill Grisdale and everyone at Grisdale Racing Products for their continued support of racing at Flamboro Speedway. They always put on a great spread in the tower in turn one and today was no different. Sixteen Late Models lined up on the front stretch for driver introductions by Ryan Reynolds and Spencer Lewis. David Elliott was on the pole followed on the inside by Matt Pritiko. Elliott would lead early and started to put some distance from the rest of the field. Thirty laps in Dale Shaw made contact with the wall out of turn two but he wasn’t any worse for the wear. On lap 41, Mat Box brought out the first caution and his day was done. On the restart, Elliott who dominated the first half of the race, still had the lead and was followed closely by Pritiko and Shaw. The three started to breakaway from the rest of the pack.
As the laps would wind down, Pritiko and Shaw couldn’t get by Elliott and as the checkered flag flew it was the Stoney Creek’s David Elliott coming across first followed by Shaw and Pritiko. When the points were tallied, Matt Pritiko of London was the 2014 Grisdale points champion by a mere 3 points over David Elliott. Dale Shaw was third.

Mike “Happy” Gilmour and Bobby Mercer were on the point as the Thunder Cars took the green for their 25 lap main event. Gilmour led the first few laps. “Killer” Kevin Albers took the lead on lap four and held it until lap 18 when Shawn Chenoweth (of Plattsville) would get by to take the lead and he would hold on to pick up another feature victory. The real battle in the last few laps was for second and third as Albers and Shawn Arnott were banging on each others bumpers making it an exciting finish.

The final feature of the night was the 25 lap main event for the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Brian Atkinson lined up along side John Karley as the cars took the green. Atkinson shot out to the lead and would hold it for three laps. Heading down the front stretch on lap four, Atkinson made a quick left turn and skid to a stop in the infield and his night was done. Karley assumed the lead and held it for the remainder of the race. The white flag flew and as the cars entered turn one and Daryl Henwood blew his engine and slid hard into the wall. A large hole in the block and engine parts on the track were the proof of the blown engine. The race finished under caution and Karley was the winner. As he crossed the line and entered turn one, Karley got into the oil and slid into the wall damaging his tie rod. Karley, a Kitchener native, limped to victory lane as the feature winner.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Big thanks to Spencer Lewis for helping out as guest announcer. Please make plans to join us this Saturday, August 23rd for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. The Main Event of the evening will be the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, presented by Meinike Car Care Centre, with a 100 lap feature. Also on hand, our regular weekly divisions, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks.

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

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Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #64 Nathan Taback, #00 Bill Rutherford, #51 Derek Moesker, #44 Sam Heibein, #73 Jordan Morris, #07 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #32 Gillian Hils, #76 Shawn Taylor, #51 Derek Moesker, #6 Wayde Thorne, #73 Jordan Morris, #00 Bill Rutherford, #44 Sam Heibein, #64 Nathan Taback, #07 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran

Pure Stock Feature : #32 Gillian Hils, #00 Bill Rutherford, #6 Wayde Thorne, #76 Shawn Taylor, #44 Sam Heibein (-1J), #07 Michael Kenny, #31 Rebecca Corcoran, #51 Derek Moesker (P), #64 Nathan Taback (P), #73 Jordan Morris (P)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #71 Russ Aicken, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #26 Mark Klotz, #01 Mark DaSilva, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #62 Ashley Holmes, #03 Jake Gilbert, #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #13 Mike Holmes, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #97 Blair Wickett, #3 Gehrig Halliday, #77 Phil Givens, #37 Rob Hoskins, #7 Matt Young, #88 Jake Watson (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #71 Russ Aicken, #26 Mark Klotz, #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #61 Chad Ditner, #62 Ashley Holmes, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNS), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #97 Blair Wickett, #13 Mike Holmes, #3 Gehrig Halliday, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #77 Phil Givens, #37 Rob Hoskins, #88 Jake Watson, #7 Matt Young

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #26 Mark Klotz, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #97 Bliar Wickett, #37 Rob Hoskins, #3 Gehrig Halliday, #77 Phil Givens, #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #88 Jake Watson, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #62 Ashley Holmes, #7 Matt Young, #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #92 Brian Atkinson, #57 Steve Trendell, #21 Chris Milwain, #15 T.J. Marshall, #38 Dustin Hood, #33 Ian Burney, #29 Daryl Henwood (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #18 Jason Keen, #12 Darren Dryden, #19 John Karley, #14 Jerrid Morphy, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #6 Adrian Donkers, #44 Rick Schurr

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #19 John Karley, #18 Jason Keen, #15 T.J. Marshall, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #6 Adrian Donkers, #12 Darren Dryden, #21 Chris Milwain, #57 Steve Trendell, #38 Dustin Hood, #29 Daryl Henwood (DNF), #14 Jerrid Morphy (DNF), #33 Ian Burney, #44 Rick Schuur (DNF), #92 Brian Atkinson (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #27 Kevin Albers, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #49 Dave Bailey, #76 Shawn Arnott, #14 Rob Istead, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #41 Chad Corcoran, #74 Kelsey Lamont, #37 Jeff Bean

Thunder Car Heat #3: #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #49 Dave Bailey, #33 Mike Gilmour, #5 Linda Stenhouse

Thunder Car Heat#4 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #41 Chad Corcoran, #37 Jeff Bean, #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #49 dave Bailey, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour, #14 Rob Istead, #41 Chad Corcoran, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #74 Kelsey Lamont (DNF), #8 Steve Perry (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #2 Rick Burbridge, #21 Matt Pritiko, #27 Doug Pokupec, #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #07 Todd Campbell, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #58 Paul Dudnick

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #27x Mat Box, #56 Robbie Thompson, #23 Jake Ott, #15 Matt Lockwood, #36 Trevor Monaghan, #38 Bill Pearsall, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model Heat #3 : #21 Matt Pritiko, #17 Nick Roth, #83 Dale Shaw, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #27 Doug Pokupec, #2 Rick Burbridge, #07 Todd Campbell, #58 Paul Dudnick

Late Model Heat #4 : #56 Robbie Thompson, #37 David Elliott, #27x Mat Box, #15 Matt Lockwood, #23 Jake Ott, #36 Trevor Monaghan, #74 Al Bowman, #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF)

Late Model Feature : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #21 Matt Pritiko, #2 Rick Burbridge, #27 Doug Pokupec, #15 Matt Lockwood, #17 Nick Roth, #36 Trevor Monaghan, #07 Todd Campbell, #58 Paul Dudnick, #23 Jake Ott (DNF), #74 Al Bowman, #56 Robbie Thompson (DNF), #27x Mat Box, #9 Jeff Ruddy (DNF), #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF)

Final Grisdale Triple Crown Points

1. Matt Pritiko 359
2. David Elliott 356
3. dale Shaw 348
4. Rick Burbridge 329
5. Robbie Thompson 329
6. Nick Roth 327
7. Matt Lockwood 322
8. Doug Pokupec 319
9. Paul Dudnick 304
10. Al Bowman 293
11. Shawn Chenoweth 218
12. Jake Ott 214
13. Todd Campbell 200
14. Mat Box 104
15. Trevor Monaghan 103
16. Brent Wheller 103
17. Jeff Ruddy 97
18. Bill Pearsall 92

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Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Storm into Grand Bend

Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Storm into Grand Bend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jared Doxtator
Grand Bend Speedway
@JARED_Announcer

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Racers Of Yesterday Return To The Highbanks

Racers Of Yesterday Return To The Highbanks

By Doug Townsend – Varney, On- For many years, their names were the ones you had to beat each week, at the local speedways across Ontario. This past Friday night they came together at Full Throttle to race each other one more time. Earl Stroh, Ray Gowan, Roger McGlynn, Mel Preibe, Andy Schmidt, Ron Lipski, Chuck Lawler and Pete Bennett came out of retirement to strap in, this time in Mini Stocks. Although years may have slowed their speed off the track, it has not dampened their passion to race. Also in attendance for this event was Ken Stenhouse, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame inductee (2012). Ken was the car builder and pit crew chief for Earl Stroh. Once the green flag waved you could tell this was no “old timer’s race”. Mel Preibe would take advantage of his pole position to jump to an early lead and try to put some distance between him and the rest of the pack. Chuck Lawler and Pete Bennett both showed they can still wheel a car, as they both quickly jumped through the pack to second and third respectfully. They would bring along Andy Schmidt, who had started at the tail of the field. In the end it would be Mel Preibe for the checker followed by Chuck Lawler, third Andy Schmidt, fourth Pete Bennett and rounding out the field was Ron Lipski, Earl Stroh, Roger McGlynn and Ray Gowan. Full video of this race can be found on You Tube at Full Throttle Motor Speedway or follow the link: http://youtu.be/SIFIbX7Ddsk

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

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

Crazy Trains this week lived up to their name, with lots of action. In feature one it would be Here We Go from Listowel to the line first ahead of Texas Traincar Massacre from MountForest, then Rockford Rednecks and rounding out the field Jonathon Bates Roofing from Owen Sound. Feature two saw a double rollover as the second and third cars from Here We Go went over in the first lap! In the end it would be Rockford Rednecks to the checker first, followed by Texas Traincar Massacre and Jonathon Bates Roofing. Video of this race can be seen on You Tube by going to Full Throttle Motor Speedway or by following this link: http://youtu.be/BLJq7z5YbH4

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

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Rainout Tightens Peterborough Speedway’s Championship Point Battles

Rainout Tightens Peterborough Speedway’s Championship Point Battles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
1) With a pair of events remaining on the 2014 schedule, Ryan Kimball (#73) is looking to strengthen his lead at the top of Peterborough Speedway’s Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model standings.
2) An early season winning streak has Jack Dallin (#07) leading the Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck division chase, with only 2 shows left on Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 regular season.
3) Stirling, Ontario teenager Willow Barberstock (#62) will be hoping to maintain her Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun division point lead through the 2 events left on Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 campaign.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com
613.968.6410

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Super Nova Photos

Unofficial Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Walt And Pepin Take Checkered Flags At Barrie Speedway

Walt And Pepin Take Checkered Flags At Barrie Speedway

With just over a month remaining in the 2014 race season Barrie Speedway drivers were anxious to put on another stellar show for the crowd on hand on August 9 as part of the Dock 104.1 FM Night. The evenings big winners were #31 Rick Walt of Hawkestone and #91 Andre Pepin of Midland, as each driver captured a 30 lap feature win in the track’s featured Wahta Springs Late Model division, further cementing their stature within the top 5 in the season long point standings. Walt, who would capture the win in the initial 30 lap race had to work diligently to find the front, finally taking the lead with 5 laps remaining after a game fight from ironically enough the 91 of Pepin, who had a night to remember of his own in recording the previously mentioned win along with a strong runner up showing. With four points nights remaining, defending track champ #10 Gord Shepherd of Oro Station continues to hold a 18 point advantage over second place #12 Dwight Brown of Beeton, while Walt sits third just 30 behind, with the feature win vaulting Pepin to fourth just 44 points in back of the division lead, and 2 slender markers in front of 2010 track champ #69 Al “Red Rocket” Inglis who completes the top 5.

In the first 30 lap feature it was Pepin who broke out to a two car length lead at the front of the pack, after gaining the advantage on pole sitter #49 “Flyin” Frank Davey from the drop of the green. On lap 5, it was Walt who was beginning to make noise near the front of the field after starting in sixth position on the grid, working to the inside of Davey for 2nd and completing a pass on the exit of turn two. Nearing the ten lap mark, it was Shepherd who began to challenge Davey for position, diving down to the inside of his fellow competitor out of turn two as the two drivers waged a solid door handle to door handle battle, with neither driver gaining a clear cut advantage. By lap 14, Walt had now found himself on the back bumper of race leader Pepin, having a brief look to the inside in an effort to find the point, with Pepin holding firm and able to momentarily maintain the race lead. A little further in back of the battle for the race lead, the 10 of Shepherd would finally make his way past Davey for 3rd, quickly leading the way for the 12 of Brown to follow into fourth in the running order.

It was on lap 22 the race suddenly hit a fevered pitch, as Walt would once again carve down inside Pepin for the race lead, with the talented duo waging a tough yet clean 3 lap wheel to wheel dice for the race lead, as Walt would put his #31 out front with a surge of power while racing into turn one. Over the duration, the best battle on track was the duel for 5th, as Davey and the 69 of Inglis had a fierce dice for that position, as Inglis has a couple looks to Davey’s inside while racing down the backstretch, but was unable to make a potential pass stick. It was clear that once out front the race was division rookie Walt’s race to lose, and the driver wouldn’t disappoint, hitting all his marks along the way in capturing his division leading 9th feature win of the season by a slender 2 car lengths over Pepin at the finish. Shepherd, would get his night started under solid footing with a 3rd place effort, while Brown and Davey would round out the top five.

In the 30 lap finale to the evening, it was the 49 of Davey who took the initial lead from the outside pole position after powering past #44 Rob Bromley from the drop of the green. Quickly following the Davey progression on the outside line was the duo of Pepin and Brown, as they too would work past the 44 of Bromley to check into 2nd and 3rd respectively. On lap 5, the first caution of the evening in the division would appear as the 31 of Walt would make slight contact with the 10 of Shepherd while attempting an inside pass between turns 3&4. The result would see Shepherd back his car into the outside retaining wall on the exit of turn 4, as both drivers were summoned arrears for the restart deemed involved cars. On the restart, Davey was again quick to find the point, with a hard charge from Pepin on the outside momentarily coming to a halt as the driver had to fend off a strong challenge to the inside from the 12 of Brown who was attempting to wrestle away runner up positioning. The race’s 2nd and final caution would fly on lap 12, once again for an incident involving Shepherd and Walt, as Shepherd got to the inside of his fellow competitor while racing out of turn two, with contact made between the pair on entry of turn 3 causing Walt to veer off towards the outside retaining wall as his sleek looking #31 Impala SS would see it’s evening come to an abrupt end with front end damage.

On the ensuing restart, it was Davey and Pepin who waged an impressive dice for the race lead, as Pepin finally powered to the point after a solid two laps racing door to door with the 49 of Davey. Quick to follow the Pepin move was division rookie #00 Darryl St. Onge of Barrie, as the driver landed himself in second after also working past Davey while racing along the outer groove. On lap 18, it was the 12 of Brown who was beginning to make his presence felt, driving up inside Davey in turn two to take over 3rd in the running order, with the 10 of Shepherd attempting to follow that move to take over 4th, as Davey once again remained game and was able to momentarily fend off the Shepherd charge. Inside of two laps remaining, Shepherd would finally work past Davey for position, while at the front of the field St. Onge was closing the gap between himself and race leader Pepin with each passing lap. The laps would soon expire for the hard charging St. Onge however, as Pepin would march on to record his fourth feature win of the season by a slender margin over St. Onge at the checkered. Brown, would cap off a solid point night with a 3rd place showing, while Shepherd and Davey would complete the fast five.

The Triple Sick Skin Tattoo Thunder Car division would see a first time feature winner as #55 Shawn Goggins of Orillia would power his Pontiac Grand Prix to victory lane in the 30 lap main, in what was a landmark victory for the driver in his 5th season of competition in the division. The race would begin with #3 Jim Morrison would capturing the early lead, as outside pole sitter #7 Joel Hamilton would drift high in turn two, losing several positions along the way. Unfortunately, the Hamilton slide would halt the early momentum of point leader #00 Luke Gignac, as the popular veteran also would be forced to slow on track and got filed further back in the running order. On lap 4, it was #37 Robbie Sikes who took over top spot, after passing #11 Adam Misener along the inside of turn three, after Misener himself had taken the lead away from Morrison on lap three. Sikes, would break out to a marginal advantage at the front of the pack, with the 55 of Goggins now landing in 2nd after completing a inside pass of Misener while racing out of turn two. After a lap seven caution for a Morrison spin between turns 3&4, it was Sikes and Goggins who raced multiple laps side by side for the race lead, with Misener tucked in the pocket in third and #10 Jordan “Lil Gambler” Latimer now in fourth after making a hard charge through the pack along the outside line.

Goggins, would finally take over control of the point from Sikes after a hard fought battle and began completing laps of the one third mile tri oval just a shade over the 16 second mark, eventually opening up a two length lead over his fellow competitor Sikes who remained game in 2nd, while Misener, Latimer, and Gignac raced covered by a blanket in the duel for third. On lap 21, Latimer would finally find the necessary power under hood to relieve Misener of third along the outside line, quickly leading the way for the front running Gignac to follow and claim fourth in the running order. Over the duration, Goggins would remain strong on the front end, further widening his lead over Sikes as a half straightaway now separated the drivers inside of five laps remaining. Goggins, would cruise home to record his first career feature win, with Sikes also recording a season best with a 2nd place effort, as Latimer, Gignac, and Misener would comprise the remainder of the top 5.

Earlier heat wins were claimed by Goggins, Sikes, Latimer, and Gignac.

In St. Onge Recreation Pure Stock action, it was #10 Doug Butler of New Lowell who drive to victory lane in the 25 lap main. Butler, the current point leader in the division would record his fourth “hat trick” of the season in recording the win, further widening his point lead to now 47 over defending track champ #77 Mike Gettliffe of Orillia. The race would get started with #8 Paul Bogensberger Jr. taking the early lead from pole position, as the duo of #31 Gil Brooks and #41 Connor James would also slip under outside pole sitter #6 Josh Inglis to land in 2nd and 3rd respectively in the early stages. Promising upstart James would be quick to dispose of Brooks for 2nd, soon landing on the back bumper of Bogensberger Jr and taking over the race lead with an inside move between turns 1&2. By lap five, James had now broken away by a half straightaway at the front of the pack, with #09 Dean Curry making his way to 2nd after starting ninth in the 19 car field, as Bogensberger Jr, held third, with the duo of Gettliffe and Butler now racing inside the top 5 after both drivers would pass #06 Ryan Hardy to the inside of turn two. The race’s first caution would appear on lap eight when the 31 of Brooks would spin in turn 2, thus wiping out the huge lead James had built up at the front of the pack.

On the restart, the young James and veteran Curry would battle for one solid lap wheel to wheel, with Curry clearing his counterpart along the outside line while racing into turn one on lap 10. James, would quickly fall back into the clutches of Butler in the dice for 2nd, with the latter completing an inside move in turn three to take over that position. Also putting on a charge towards the point was the 77 of Gettliffe, as he too would work past James for third, while a little further ahead Butler would take over the race lead with an inside move on Curry entering turn 3 on lap eleven. On lap 14, James would see his strong run at the front of the pack come to an sudden end when #57 Ryan Toon would attempt an inside move on his fellow competitor while racing for 4th around a lapped car in turn one. Toon, would make contact with James left rear, sending the talented wheelman crossways, as #24 Rick Butler was left with nowhere to go but pile hard into the back of James’ Honda Civic, as Toon and Butler were summoned to the rear for the restart as involved cars, with James being unable to continue due to the rear end damage incurred. This turn of events set the stage for a Butler/Curry battle from the front row for the restart, as Gettliffe and #400 Justin Holmes now aligned row two, as Butler would move out to a single car length lead over Curry, with Holmes valiantly trying to work the outside of Gettliffe for third, while #1 Charlie Smith and Hardy were locked in a door to door battle for 5th a little further in behind. As has been the case much of the season, the #10 Nissan of Butler has proved tough if not impossible to pass, and that was the scenario that would play out here as Butler would close out the race with laps in the 16.5 second range, notching the win by three car lengths over division veteran Curry at the stripe. Gettliffe, would record his 4th podium in succession in finishing third, while Holmes and Smith would round out the top five.

Heat wins went to Butler with a pair, Curry, Holmes, #3 Randi Seguin, and #63 Jamie Cairns.

PIT NOTES ———————- As has been the case much of the season the new faces continue to stroll through the pit gates each week as #92 Connor Lethbridge would make his season debut in the St. Onge Recreation Pure Stock ranks. Lethbridge, the son of former area Late Model standout and Cascar Sportsman Series competitor Ron, would turn in twin 7th place heat race results to go with a 17th place feature feature finish while keeping a clean car under him the entire night, in what was an impressive debut for the Barrie youngster. Be sure to join us this coming Saturday August 9th as all three divisions are back in action as well as the one and only stop on the 2014 calendar for the AMS OIL Hurricane Midgets. Defending Barrie race winner and series champion #83 Jamie Bound leads a strong contingent of Hurricanes to the High Line, in a field that will also include former Barrie Speedway track announcer #53 Dave Bradley, who is coming off a strong 4th place result last Saturday at Peterborough Speedway. In the last race for the Hurricanes it was current second place point man #84 Richard Woodland who went to victory lane last Sunday at Kawartha Speedway, as #62 Rob McCall of Brechin finished 2nd, with Mike Bradley finishing up in third in the Bradley Brothers machine. With the Hurricanes expected to bring a approximate 30 car field to the tight confines of the High Line, this should prove to be another can’t miss event. Pit gates open at 1pm, with spectator gates commencing for business at 5pm and green flag slated to drop at 6:30 pm sharp!!!

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Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night Turns Up The Volume At Peterborough Speedway

Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night Turns Up The Volume At Peterborough Speedway

Enjoy a terrific evening of motorsports excitement on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Oval with grandstand admission prices from the past. Peterborough Speedway and Pepsi present the year’s 3rd and final Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night – Saturday, August 16th.

With only 3 point paying events remaining in the 2014 season, every driver in every division will be doing whatever possible to gain an advantage toward a point title and a strong night on the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City could be the key that will help unlock the championship puzzle. A highly competitive season has created tight battles across the board and fans have been rewarded with exciting shows every time the green flag flies.

“It’s been an amazing season and I can hardly believe we’ll soon wrap-up our track championships,” said track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse. “There have been a number of first time feature event winners and some very big surprises along the way. Peterborough Speedway continues to be an exciting place to spend a Saturday night in Central Ontario.”

Action on the track this weekend includes the Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock, Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model, Inex Ontario Legend and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series divisions. There will also be an on-track autograph session at intermission.

To make-up for a main event postponed by rain Saturday, July 19th, the Inex Ontario Legends will run a pair of feature events. Fans and competitors are also advised of revised start times for the Saturday, August 16th event. Pit gates will open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and racing getting underway at 5:00. Looking ahead on the schedule to Saturday, August 23rd finds racing with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Inex Ontario Legend divisions, with kid’s barrel races at intermission.

It’s a can’t miss motorsports experience Saturday, August 16th when Pepsi presents the year’s 3rd and final Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night at Peterborough Speedway.

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

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
In her first season with the Inex Ontario Legends after 7 years with the Kawartha-Durham Kart Club, 15 year-old Bailey Brown from Colborne, Ontario has turned-in some very impressive rookie runs.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com
613.968.6410

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It Just Keeps Getting Better At Full Throttle

It Just Keeps Getting Better At Full Throttle

Varney On - For years the high banks of Varney have been known as a “rubbing is racing” kind of place, where fenders get bent and tempers get the best of people. Now with the changes to Full Throttle, Owner Gord Bennett has brought to light just how good the racing can be. It seems both racers and fans from across Ontario are starting to take notice. Every week the regulars attending the races say that it just keeps improving and this past Friday night was no difference. With drivers going two and three wide at times and being able to hold their line in most cases, along with the change in format, going to features only racing with no heats, has everyone waiting for the next race.

Mini Stock action this past Friday drew the biggest car count to date, with seventeen in the pits looking for a shot at the $2000 bonus money to win all three features. In the end the bonus was not claimed, as three different drivers would find their way to victory lane. In feature one, track regular 51 Clark Hartman from Waterloo, would find himself starting from a position that he has come to enjoy this season. He got the outside pole and would use it to his advantage. He was able to use the high side to work around 73 Brian Wilson from Rockwood, who was running Scott Schlueter’s number as Schlueter’s motor blew in practice. Getting out in front was all Hartman would need, as the biggest race for position would be behind him between 36 Corry Young of Owen Sound, and 86 Billy Schwartzenburg. This feature would end up Hartman, Young, Schwartzenburg, then 68 Brandon Crumbie from Cookstown for fourth and rounding out the top five, 73 Brian Wilson. Feature two, in turn, would see all the front runners from feature one starting at the back, allowing another outside pole starter. The 1 of Charlie Smith from Orillia, who would go flag to flag in his first trip to Full Throttle this season. Coming home second this time would be 7 Paul Boyd from Harriston, working his way through the pack to third 86 Billy Schwartzenburg, followed by 35 Tim Tolton from Guelph and in fifth 68 Brandon Crumbie. Feature three of the night saw the return of 51 Clark Hartman, moving from his fourth position starting place, to lead by the end of the first lap. A spot he would hold until a lap ten caution would bring the field back together. On the restart 86 Billy Schwartzenburg would take advantage of the highline. He moved ahead of Hartman and did not look back, on his way to his first checker of the season at Full Throttle. The battle for second was won this time by 36 Corry Young, third 51 Hartman, fourth would go to 68 Crumbie and rounding out the top five 77 Mike Gettliffe.

Pure Stock drivers also found themselves looking at three features, with a cool thousand dollar bonus on the line, for anyone who could win all three races. Still, with only 12 cars in the pits, the chance of taking home the bonus money was not a sure bet. It seemed keeping your car in one piece, and not cutting a tire, would be the key to running this night. In feature one, all drivers knew they had a shot at the bonus and they were holding nothing back! But in the end it would be the familiar 17 of Nick Clarke from Mount Forest in victory lane and the only driver left with a shot at the $1,000.00. Second would be 14 Luke Bos from Conn, third 01 Travis Farrow from Dromore, fourth 34 Don Tremble from Durham and to round out the top five, 66 Doug Lepard from Owen Sound. Feature two of the night, was by far the closest battle, as it saw the two quickest cars 17 Nick Clarke, and 76 Shawn Taylor from Burlington, going head to head. Taylor would jump to the early lead but with a couple of cautions, Clarke would find himself next to the speedy visitor on a lap eleven restart. Both drivers put on a show from this point on, as Clarke held the lead every lap, but by less than a car length. That is how they would cross the line, putting Clarke two thirds of the way to a thousand dollar payday. Third in this race would go to 0 Bill Clarke from Mount Forest, fourth 51 Jason Tolton from Guelph and fifth was 14 Luke Bos. In feature three, Nick Clarke knew what he had to do and that was to keep the speedy 76 of Shawn Taylor in sight, as they both had to work their way up from the back of the pack. Both drivers were working hard to get through the pack as quickly as possible. On the tight track, somewhere in the middle of moving through traffic, Clarke’s shot at the thousand dollars was lost to a cut right front tire. With Nick Clarke dropping off the pace, this allowed Taylor to get to the front by lap seven, and hang on for the victory. Second would go to 01 Travis Farrow, third 51 Jason Tolton, fourth 14 Luke Bos and fifth 34 Don Tremble.

Pro Late Models saw a couple new cars in the pits, as drivers and machines ready themselves for “The Big One” on August 31st. Feature one turned out to be a chippy affair with more cautions than normal. In the end it would be 12 Justin McLellan out of Mount Forest, in his Hanover Chrysler sponsored machine for first, after making it past 77 Alvin McNichol from Exeter on lap 14 for the lead. Third would be 47 Nick Roth while 17 Kyle Woods from Mount Forest would come home fourth and rounding out the top five 00 Trevor Thompson from Elmira. Feature two turned out to be the complete opposite of one, with the race going caution free. 11 Cole Weber from New Hamburg bounced back after damage in the previous feature, to take advantage of the outside pole position. He used the highline to get the early jump on pole sitter, 1 Kent Nuhn from Desboro, who also had problems in feature one. Once Weber got out front he never looked back, dominating this race. Second would go to Nuhn, third would be 47 Nick Roth, fourth 12 Justin McLellan, and rounding out the top five, 40 Mark Dixon from Durham. Full video of these races can be seen on You Tube by searching “Full Throttle Motor Speedway” or by following these links http://youtu.be/_XUPJ6qiNTc http://youtu.be/jbfes9pMWJw
V8 Thunder Stocks this week put on an amazing show, with only one caution in both of their features and delighting fans with their two and three wide racing. Feature one saw the 27 of Mark Fenton jump to an early lead, but by lap three the 01 of Brandon McConnell had worked his way up to Fenton’s back bumper. On lap 9 McConnell found a way to work around Fenton, taking the lead and never looking back. Second would go to first time visitor, 64 Ryan Semple from Barrie who had started ninth. Third would go to Fenton, fourth 17 Tristan Gill from Waterloo and fifth 18 Billy Alderson Jr. from Durham. In feature two it only took 01 Brandon McConnell three laps to work from his number three starting position to the lead, and it was one he would hold till the checker. The battle this race was for second, in the end the winner of that would be 17 Tristan Gill, followed by 64 Ryan Semple, fourth 27 Mark Fenton, and rounding out the top five, 18 Billy Alderson Jr.

Crazy Trains Friday night saw some good fast laps, and turned out some entertaining features. Feature one saw the Rockford Rednecks take the checker followed by Texas Traincar Massacre from Mount Forest in second, and Here We Go from Listowel in third. For feature two it was Jonathon Bates Roofing out of Owen Sound coming in first, followed by Here We Go in second and the Rockford Rednecks in third.

Next racing action is this Friday August 15th at 7:30pm, featuring our “Drivers from Your Past” Race. We have assembled many past champions, all from different classes, for a Feature Race in the Outlaw Modified Open Wheeled cars. Drivers like Andy Schmidt, Mel Preibe, Chuck Lawler, Roger McGlynn and more, will all be at Full Throttle and going head to head one last time! Also, we have V8 Thunder Stocks running three 25 lap features with a $3000 bonus on the line, Mini Stocks, Crazy Trains and $200 to-win King of the Hill at intermission. For complete details check out our website at www.fullthrottlespeedway.com

By Doug Townsend

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Sauble Speedway Race Results Aug 9/2014

Sauble Speedway Race Results Aug 9/2014

Late Models

Heat One: 1st 37 Marvin Freiburger

Heat Two: 1st 17 Josh Stade

Heat Three: 1st 37 Marvin Freiburger

Heat Four: 1st 2 Tim Ellis

Feature: 1st 17 Josh Stade, 2nd 8 Jason Parker, 3rd 37 Marvin Freiburger, 4th 10 Tom Gibbons, 5th 8 Jason Parker

Thunder Cars

Heat One: 1st 61 Chad Eden

Heat Two:1st 37 Ron Lawrence

Heat Three: 1st 37 Ron Lawrence

Heat Four: 1st 77 Jake Zevenbergen

Feature: 1st 37 Ron Lawrence, 2nd 55 Paul Kivell, 3rd 01 Brandon McConnell, 4th 36 Ken Grubb, 5th 61 Chad Eden

Four Cylinders

Heat One: 1st 1 John VanDyk

Heat Two: 1st 6 Kyle Jackson

Heat Three: 1st 1 John VanDyk

Heat Four: 1st 17 Kevin Bridge

Feature: 1st 1 John VanDyk, 2nd 86 Billy Schwartzenburg, 3rd 17 Kevin Bridge, 4th 36 Cory Young, 5th 98 Howard Bentley

Jr. Late Models

Heat One: 1st 51 Nolan Quinton

Heat Two: 1st 34 Alex Hastie

Feature: 1st 37 Eric Thom, 2nd 34 Alex Hastie, 3rd 51 Nolan Quinton, 4th 7 Ty Cavallin, 5th 12 Trenton Both

Kids Bicycle Races

Age 5 – 8

Heat One: Spencer Nickason

Heat Two: 1st Griffin Antoya

Heat Three: 1st Joey Bragg

Feature: 1st Spencer Nickason, 2nd Griffin Antoya, 3rd Lauren Johnson

Ages 9 – 12

Heat One: 1st Logan Lemke

Heat Two: 1st Kaitlin Nickason

Feature: 1st Logan Lemke, 2nd Holden Beckett, 3rd Emma Graham

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Red Rocket Returns To Victory Lane At Barrie

Red Rocket Returns To Victory Lane At Barrie

After a two week hiatus, racing would return to Barrie Speedway on August 2 for Simcoe County Children’s Aid Night, as the return of on track action brought about a return to victory lane for longtime Wahta Springs Late Model division veteran #69 Al “Red Rocket” Inglis of Orillia. Inglis, would capture his first 30 lap feature win in nearly two calendar years, after pulling alongside point leader #10 Gord Shepherd of Oro Station with 8 laps remaining in the initial feature, just edging Shepherd out by a slender margin at the finish, in what was an epic display of tough and clean short track racing. In the second 30 lap feature, it was #31 Rick Walt of Hawkestone who captured his division leading 8th feature win of the season, holding onto a half straightaway lead over Shepherd, as both features would be run caution free, in with what was a night with numerous hotly contested on track duels. Heading into the final 10 features of the season, defending track champ Shepherd holds a 18 point advantage over #12 Dwight Brown of Beeton, while Walt sits third just 28 in back of the leader, as Inglis on the strength of his win and a hard fought 3rd place effort, faults to 4th in the tight standings just 41 points behind the division lead.

In the first 30 lap affair it was #44 Rob Bromley who powered to the lead early, after working around pole sitter #5 Mike “The Hulkamaniac” Langley from the drop of the green. Quick to follow the Bromley progression along the outside line was the duo of #24 Leonard “The Bandit” Johnston and Shepherd, with Inglis also now in the mix after charging from 8th place on the grid to land in fourth just a handful of laps in. Bromley, would set a steady pace with laps in the 15.2 second range, keeping Johnston at bay in second, while the duo of Inglis and Shepherd were looking for racing room in behind. It was on lap ten the first lead change would occur, as Johnston would work around the outside of Bromley entering turn one, eventually leading the way for both Shepherd and Inglis to follow one lap later ,thus dropping Bromley back to fourth in the running order. On lap 14, it was Shepherd who took over the race lead, with a clean inside move on Johnston while racing out of turn two, as Inglis would follow that pass two laps later when Johnston would get slightly loose out of the same corner.

With the race now in the it’s final half, perhaps the best battle on track was the race for 5th, as Brown and #00 Darryl St. Onge waged an impressive dice for that spot, as the duo also now raced right on the back bumper of Bromley for fourth. Brown, would eventually slip past Bromley on the inside line, as St. Onge was ever alert in following that progression to enter the top 5. At the front of the field, the race was beginning to hit a fevered pitch, as Inglis would pull along the top side of leader Shepherd entering turn one looking to wrestle away the race lead, with Shepherd battling back hard along the low side out of turn two on lap 25, as the fans sat on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the thrilling finish to come. Over the final five laps, Inglis and Shepherd would battle wheel to wheel with neither appearing to gain a clear cut advantage, while Johnston sat just a couple car lengths back in third, perhaps anticipating how the race would shake out before him. With just two laps to go the wily Inglis would set sail on the outer groove, as his car seemed to stick like glue on the top side, with Shepherd again battling back hard along the inside, and Johnston sitting patiently in the pocket. Inglis and Shepherd would come to the line separated be mere inches, with 2010 track champion Inglis taking home one of the most memorable and emotional wins of his stellar career by a half car length over a very game Shepherd at the checkered. Johnston, would get his night off on solid footing with a workmanlike 3rd place effort, while St. Onge and Brown would round out the top five.

In the 30 lap finale to the evening, it was again Bromley who snatched the point from the onset, this time with the duo of #49 “Flyin” Frank Davey and Walt following through along the outside of the 5 of Langley to land in 2nd and 3rd respectively. On lap 3, Walt would take over runner up positioning from Davey with an inside move entering turn 3, quickly setting his sights on leader Bromley who was free and clear by 2 car lengths at the front of the pack. Walt, would quickly reel in Bromley by lap six, executing a clean inside pass between turns 1&2. A short while later, Walt, would suddenly build up a half straightaway lead at the front of the field while clicking laps off in the 14.8 second range, with Shepherd now having fought his way to 2nd with an inside move on Bromley on exit of turn 4. Once again the man on the move nearing the 10 lap mark was the 69 of Inglis, as he too would slip past the 44 of Bromley to take over third in the running order. On lap 11, a familiar sight would occur, as the 12 of Brown and 00 of St. Onge were racing fast and furious for 5th, with Brown momentarily taking the spot with an inside pass in turn two.

Nearing the midway point, it was again Brown who was beginning to make noise, relieving Bromley of fourth along the outside line in turn one, as St. Onge would once again follow that move to enter the top 5. Over the duration, Walt would appear to ease back on the throttle ever so slightly, perhaps saving his equipment for any potential late race dash to the finish, while Inglis was beginning to stalk Shepherd for 2nd a little further in behind. On lap 24, the action was again beginning to heat up between Brown and St. Onge for 4th, with the latter completing an impressive inside pass of Brown between turns 3&4 to assume control of that position. It was clear once out front nobody was catching the staunch #31 Chevy of Walt however, as the talented driver would parade to the win by a half straightway over his nearest competition at the finish. Shepherd, cap off a solid point night with his 2nd runner up finish of the evening, while Inglis, St. Onge, and Brown would comprise the remainder of the fast five.

In St. Onge Recreation Pure Stock action, it was #68 Brandon Crumbie of Beeton who captured his 2nd feature victory of the season, as the talented driver is on a incredible run over the last few weeks, with a runner up finish having sandwiched his feature race wins. The race would begin with #64 “California” Dave Crumbie taking the lead from the outside pole position, after gaining the advantage on #31 Gil Brooks from the drop of the green. Also following through along the high side of the track was #24 Rick Butler, as he would dispose of Brooks for 2nd, with #09 Dean Curry quickly advancing to third with a daring three wide move under Brooks entering turn 3. On lap six, the younger Crumbie was beginning to make his presence felt, challenging Curry to the outside of turn two to eventually land in third, with current point leader #10 Doug Butler following that pass to take over 4th place positioning. Just one lap later, Crumbie would continue his charge towards the point, working around Rick Butler for 2nd, when the race’s first caution would fly on lap 8, as #6 Josh Inglis spun out of turn four while approaching the flagstand.

This turn of events would set the stage for the the battle of the Crumbie’s for the restart, with father Dave manning the preferred pole position, and son Brandon having to take to the outer groove. When the race went green, Brandon Crumbie would take over the lead after a hard fought 2 lap wheel to wheel dice with his father, clearing his counterpart entering turn one on lap 10. The father/son duels would now end there however, as Rick and Doug Butler would make contact while racing for 3rd midway down the backstretch, causing both drivers to lose positioning along the way. Crumbie, was beginning to set a torrid pace at the front of the field, completing circuits in the 16.9 second range, while pulling out to a near half straightaway lead over father Dave, with defending track champ #77 Mike Gettliffe and Curry now locked in a side by side battle for 3rd, in a dice eventually won by Gettliffe, as Curry would encounter a flat right front tire bringing about the caution on lap 18. On the ensuing restart, Brandon Crumbie would again break away from his father by a single car length, with the elder Crumbie now receiving pressure for 2nd from the 77 of Gettliffe, as the latter would complete an inside pass to advance further in the running order, with the trio of #3 Charlie Smith, #57 Ryan Toon, and #400 Justin Holmes quick to file through, as Dave Crumbie now found himself trapped to the high side, eventually being able to find the inner groove to land in just outside the top 5 when all was said and done. On the last lap, the third place car of Smith would attempt a late race low side pass on Gettliffe for 2nd the exit of turn four, as the two drivers set themselves for a drag race to the finish. With this turn of events developing in behind him, it was clear this race would belong to Brandon Crumbie, as the former Open Wheel Modified driver would capture the win by 3 car lengths at the checkered. Gettliffe, would just nip Smith at the line in the race for 2nd, as impressive youngsters Toon and Holmes would comprise the remainder of the top 5.

Six different heat race winners would come in the form of Gettliffe, Toon, Holmes, Rick Butler, Curry, and #88 Jeremy McLean.

In the Triple Sick Skin Tattoo Thunder Car division the feature win would go to #64 Ryan Semple of Loretto, who would hold off current point leader #00 Luke Gignac over a series of mid race restarts in a caution filled affair. Unfortunately Semple would see a damper put on his first career Barrie feature win, as the driver would fail the post race technical inspection for a ball joint infraction. #22 Jason Elliott would have a solid 3rd place effort in the 30 lap main, as #21 Desi Walt, and #55 Shawn Goggins would complete the top 5.

Earlier heat wins went to Semple, Walt, #10 Jordan “Lil Gambler” Latimer, and #37 Robbie Sikes. The wins were particularily rewarding for both the 21 of Walt 37 of Sikes, after a hard crash out of turn two in the previous event two week ago, left both drivers with badly damaged racecars.

PIT NOTES —————- As has been the case much of the season, new drivers continue to stroll through the pit gates each week as the season wears on, with #55 Bruce Rankin and #66 Jared Ranson, both of Mississauga making their first career Barrie starts in the Wahta Springs Late Models. Rankin, would turn in twin 10th place feature race results, keeping a clean car under him the entire evening, while Ranson would also impress in his Barrie debut, amassing 11th and 12th place results, only falling a lap down in the late stages of the second 30 lap feature. 2012 Barre Pure Stock champ #1 Charlie Smith would sport a renumbered #3 Neon as a substitute driver for Randi Seguin, who encountered mechanical failure pre race. Smith, would turn tidy results on the evening, coming in 3rd in both heat races, as well as a strong third place effort in the 25 lap main. Be sure to join us this coming Saturday August 9th as all three divisions are back in action, and with the 2014 season nearing it’s completion expect the action to be as highly intense and competitive as ever!! Pit gates open at 2pm, with spectator gates open for business at 5pm, and green flag slated to drop at 6:35 pm sharp!!!

By Dave Vokey

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Mini Stock & Pure Stock Drivers Register Today For Bonus Money

Mini Stock & Pure Stock Drivers Register Today For Bonus Money

Note from Full Throttle Motor Speedway – Remember Mini Stock and Pure Stock drivers if you want to run for BONUS money this Friday today is the last day to register!

All competing drivers at full throttle motor speedway must register by Wednesday August 6th if they wish to run for any bonus money this weekend in Pure Stock or Mini Stock triple features.

FTMS will have the Pure Stock triple 20′s and the Mini Stock triple 20′s with big cash bonuses on Friday August 8th along with the Pro Late Models, V8 Thunder Stock and the Crazy Trains.

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