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Six New Inductees Named To Flamboro Speedway Hall Of Fame

Six New Inductees Named To Flamboro Speedway Hall Of Fame

By Randy Spencer - I’m happy to announce the six newest members of the Flamboro Stadium & Speedway Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Charlie Beck, Jim Collison, Jack Cook, Wayne Keeling, Terry Kitchen and Howie Scannell Sr.

More information on the induction ceremony to follow over the next couple of months. Thanks to all those who voted and to Larissa Spencer for all her help keeping track of all the votes, making the signs and ballots etc. More information available on the website, http://www.flamborospeedwayhalloffame.com/

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Nagy, Dryden & Ruddy Pick Up First Feature Wins At Flamboro

Nagy, Dryden & Ruddy Pick Up First Feature Wins At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – It was a night of firsts this past Saturday at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway as three first time winners made their way to Victory Lane after feature racing. Congratulations to Hudson Nagy, Darren Dryden and Jeff Ruddy.

With threatening skies and a few brief showers during practice the night got underway with heat races. Shawn Taylor won both Pure Stocks heats, Mini Stock winners included Jake Gilbert, Mike Holmes and two by Mark Klotz, Thunder Car qualifiers went to Shawn Arnott, Brad Collison, Kevin Albers and Mark Burbridge, Late Model winners included, Nick Roth, David Elliott, Rick Burbridge and Mark Watson while Darren Dryden and Chris Milwain won heat races in the Canadian Vintage Modified series.

During intermission the cars and drivers met with fans on the front straight. Another brief shower wet the track but it quickly dried up with just a short delay before feature racing.

The Pure Stocks were already lined up on the track in their starting order for the feature as they lined up to meet the fans. Wayde Thorne and Gillian Hils were on the pole. The points race was really close going into the night with Shawn Taylor leading Gillian Hils by just seven points. Hils got out to the lead early and held it for four laps. An extended caution as the 61 car dropped some fluid brought the pack back to even. On the restart Taylor made his move and took over the lead. As the race continued Taylor increased his lead and as the checkered flag dropped, Shawn Taylor (of Burlington) made it a perfect three for three on the night and continued his points lead picking up his third feature win of the season. You can watch the video here, http://youtu.be/Mx0Hw0sKmTo.

The Mini Stocks were up next. Nice to see a few more cars out, 20 took the green. Always makes a scorers life a little more challenging!! Jake Gilbert and Chad Ditner led the field to green. Jake Gilbert shot out to an early lead but a spin in turns one and two by Blair Wickett brought the cars back to even. That’s all Russ Aicken needed to shoot by and inherit the lead. Going into action tonight, Mike Holmes had increased his lead over Aicken to 28 points. As the race wore on Aicken managed to hold off the pack but an eager rookie, Hudson Nagy, was relentless and stuck to Aicken’s bumper through out. Finally on lap 20, Nagy made his move. Going into turns one and two, the two seemed to make contact, the 71 of Aicken got a little loose and Nagy made his way by on the inside. Lapped traffic made it difficult for Aicken and Holmes to get by and Hudson Nagy (of Hamilton) crossed the line first picking up his first feature win of the year. You can watch the video here, http://youtu.be/HGsCovra6eQ. Congratulations to Chad Ditner who took home an extra $50 prize courtesy of Mike Larkin of Larkin Computers.

Shawn Arnott and Bobby Mercer were on the point for the 25 lap main event for the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars. These two have waged a battle all season. Nice to see the “Flying Farmer” Kevin Gallant back after missing a few weeks. Arnott got out to an early lead and looked very fast. He has been running great all year. The battle for second and third was exciting. Brad Collison was leading Kevin Albers by just 11 points going into action and with just a few short weeks remaining, every position will make a difference. As the checkered flag flew, Arnott (of New Hamburg) came across first followed closely by Collison with Albers in third.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified 25 lap feature was next. Mike Williams was still on cloud nine after his exciting feature victory the week before at Sauble Speedway. He finished second in his heat tonight and lined up fourth in the feature. Darren Dryden, a rookie in the class was racing just his third night with the CVM. Showing steady improvement, Dryden picked up his first checkered flag earlier in the evening in heat one. Dryden led early but his first test came on lap four as a caution came out when Adrian Donkers and Ian McIntyre came together at the start finish line. Some sparks and the 6 car of Donkers went over the wheel of McIntyre. He came to rest in the infield and his night was done. Dryden held the lead off the restart but another caution a lap later as Chris Milwain went around in turn one. The green flag dropped and Dryden (of Waterdown) managed to once again shoot out to a lead and held on the rest of the way for his first ever feature win with the CVM.

The last feature of the night was the 25 lap main event for the Grisdale Late Models. Nick Roth and and Jeff Ruddy were on the pole for this one. The race was an exciting one, and Jeff Ruddy’s car was on rails. Ruddy who missed most of the year with some health concerns was racing just his fourth event this season. He managed to hold off a hard charging pack of cars through a couple of restarts including Rick Burbridge and Dale Shaw. Ruddy (of Caledonia) a former modified driver in New York managed to lead from start to finish and pick up his first Late Model feature win.

That brought to a close yet another exciting night of racing! Please make plans to join us this Saturday, September 6th, it’s our annual Flamboro Speedway Memorial Night. There will be a moment of silence as the names of those drivers, pit crew members and friends of Flamboro Speedway we loved and lost will be announced. Enjoy the APC twin 25 lap feature as the Flamboro/Delaware Thunder Car Challenge returns for the last of 3 races at Flamboro Speedway. Leading the point standings in the series is Flamboro’s own #89 Shawn Chenoweth with 788 points followed by Shae Gemmell of Delaware Speedway with 768 points. The sixth and final race in the APC Challenge will be held at Delaware Speedway on September 20th. Also joining the Thunder Cars will be the Grisdale Late Models, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds and the Ontario Modifieds. Feast your eyes on the 1931 Packard that will join us to pace the Ontario Modifieds heats and feature race. Time trials for the APC Thunder Car Challenge competitors will be held at 5:30 pm. Racing at 6pm.

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

Videos by Clark Hartman, via You Tube.

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #70 Danny Shantz, #6 Wayde Thorne, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #31 Keara Corcoran, #00 Bill Rutherford, #44 Sam Heibein, #61 John Musselman, #7 Michael Kenny (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Danny Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Michael Kenny, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #44 Sam Heibein (-1J), #61 John Musselman, #00 Bill Rutherford, #31 Keara Corcoran

Pure Stock Feature : #76 Shawn Taylor, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #70 Danny Shantz, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #7 Michael Kenny, #31 Keara Corcoran, #00 Bill Rutherford, #44 Sam Heibein, #61 John Musselman (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #03 Jake Gilbert, #13 Mike Holmes, #97 Blair Wickett, #71 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSiva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #26 Mark Klotz, #44 Scott Simmons, #77 Phil Givens, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #42 Rick Robinson, #10 Mike Larkin, #37 Rob Hoskins, #73 Jordan Morris, #2 Mark Dennis, #7 Matt Young (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #26 Mark Klotz, #37 Rob Hoskins, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #77 Phil Givens, #7 Matt Young, #42 Rick Robinson, #73 Jordan Morris, #2 Mark Dennis, #44 Scott Simmons (DNF), #10 Mike Larkin (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature : #36 Hudson Nagy, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #26 Mark Klotz, #61 Chad Ditner, #37 Rob Hoskins, #77 Phil Givens, #44 Scott Simmons, #10 Mike Larkin, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #42 Rick Robinson, #01 Mark DaSilva, #73 Jordan Morris, #97 Blair Wickett, #62 Ashley Holmes, #2 Mark Dennis, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF), #7 Matt Young, #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF)

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

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #13 Mike Holmes, #31 Kevin Gallant, #02 Mark Burbridge, #41 Chad Corcoran, #37 Jeff Bean, #62 Darryn Wright, #38 Stephany Dean

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

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #37 Jeff Bean, #41 Chad Corcoran, #62 Darryn Wright, #38 Stephany Dean

Thunder Car Feature : #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #49 Dave Bailey, #02 Mark Burbridge, #31 Kevin Gallant, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Chad Corcoran, #62 Darryn Wright, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #38 Stephany Dean (DNF)

Late Model Heat #1 : #17 Nick Roth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #74 Albert Bowman, #58 Paul Dudnick (DNF), #61 Brent Wheller (DNF)

Late Model Heat #2 : #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #77 Alvin McNichol, #36 Gary Elliott, #75 Jim Sweers, #3 Mark Watson (P)

Late Model Heat #3 : #2 Rick Burbridge, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #17 Nick Roth, #61 Brent Wheller, #58 Paul Dudnick, #74 Albert Bowman (DNS)

Late Model Heat #4 : #3 Mark Watson, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #36 Gary Elliott, #77 Alvin McNichol, #75 Jim Sweers (DNS)

Late Model Feature : #9 Jeff Ruddy, #2 Rick Burbridge, #83 Dale Shaw, #17 Nick Roth, #37 Jeff Bean, #3 Mark Watson, #61 Brent Wheller, #36 Gary Elliott, #58 Paul Dudnick, #75 Jim Sweers, #77 Alvin McNichol, #74 Al Bowman

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #12 Darren Dryden, #15 T.J. Marshall, #92 Brian Atkinson, #44 Rick Schurr, #19 John Karley, #6 Adrian Donkers, #5 Ian McIntyre, #14 Jerrid Morphy

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #21 Chris Milwain, #7 Mike Williams, #18 Jason Keen, #57 Steve Trendell, #99 Rick Jones, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #33 Ian Burney, #38 Dustin Hood

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #12 Darren Dryden, #92 Brian Atkinson, #18 Jason Keen, #7 Mike Williams, #57 Steve Trendell, #00 Jeremy Riopelle, #19 John Karley, #21 Chris Milwain, #15 T.J. Marshall, #38 Dustin Hood, #5 Ian McIntyre, #14 Jerrid Morphy, #99 Rick Jones, #44 Rick Schurr (DNF), #33 Ian Burney, #6 Adrian Donkers (DNF)

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Thunder Returns To The Bull Ring

Thunder Returns To The Bull Ring

By Doug Townsend

Varney ON- Open Wheel Modifieds returned to the bull ring this past Friday night with their thundering excitement.  Feature one saw short track legend “The Ironman” # 36 Gary Elliot from Waterdown bring the field to the green flag.  From the drop of the green Elliots’ car was hooking up as he tried to build some distance on the field as he knew # 8 Gary McLean from Conn had to work his way through the field.  But with a lap three caution bring the field back together on the restart Elliot found McLean on his outside.  McLean jumped to the lead and had everything well in hand.  Then with another caution at lap eighteen McLean found himself leading the field to a green white checker restart where anything can happen.  In the end it would be McLean, Elliot, third would go to # 19 Dean Scott from Beachville, fourth 23 Paul Milligan from Innisfil Beach and fifth going to # 79 John Harper from Cambridge.  Feature two saw # 19 Dean Scott bring the field to the green but with a slight wheel spin off the start allowed outside pole sitter # 8 Gary McLean to get the jump out front.  Once out front McLean is hard to beat and tonight would be no different as he would lead every lap to his second victory of the night.  The battle this race would be between # 19 Scott and # 23 Milligan for second.  In the end it would be McLean, second to # 19 Dean Scott, third # 23 Paul Milligan, fourth # 36 Gary Elliot and rounding out the top five # 0 Phil Shaw from Orangeville.  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/CBvdshKeMb8

V8 Thunder Stocks also invaded the highbanks this past Friday night with one of the closest finishes we have seen all season.  Feature one came down to the last two laps with # 17 Tristan
Gill from Waterloo in the lead and # 01 Brandon McConnell from Tara on his back bumper.  This race came down to a last corner pass attempt by McConnell who was able to edge out Gill by less than a couple feet at the line.  Third would go to # 41 Brent Wheller from Toronto, fourth # 05 Steve Brook from Hillsburgh, fifth to # 5 Dave Grey Jr from Hanover.  Feature two would see the same two quick cars up front as the battle between McConnell and Gill would continue.  This time the finish would not be as close as McConnell was able to get out front and Gill would find himself trying to chase him down, he would get close but never close enough.  In the end # 01 Brandon McConnell would have his second checker of the night followed by # 17 Tristan
Gill, third again would be # 41 Brent Wheller, fourth this time would be # 5 Dave Grey Jr, and rounding out the top five # 05 Steve Brook.

Mini Stock action this week saw more clean fast racing in feature one the two drivers on top of the point’s race would find themselves starting deep in the field and both knew they had their work cut out for them to get to the front.  In this caution free feature driving skills where tested and in the end it would be # 51 Clark Hartman from Waterloo coming out on top with # 36 Corry Young from Owen Sound close behind.  Third would go to # 34 T.J. Edwards from Fergus, fourth # 73 Scott Schlueter from Milverton, and rounding out the top five # 35 Tim Tolton from Guelph.  Feature two saw current points leader # 36 Corry Young on the outside of the speeding Nick Clarke running the # 86 car this week and from the drop of the green Clarke got out in front and looked like the car to bet.  A lap seven caution for a spin by # 51 Clark Hartman brought the field back together.  On this restart the battle up front was # 86 Nick Clarke and # 7 Paul Boyd from Harriston, these two would battle until making contact with each other on lap thirteen sending both cars to the back of the field for yet another restart.  From the restart it was all # 36 Corry Young to the checker as he was able to hold off # 35 Tim Tolton, third would go to # 34 T.J. Edwards, fourth # 51 Clark Hartman, and fifth # 73 Scott Schlueter.

In Pure Stock action feature one this week it looked like we had a first time winner as # 9 Sandy Eccles was doing the driving in the former # 17 car of Nick Clarke.  Eccles started pole and was able to put a bit of distance between him and # 34 Don Tremble from Durham in this caution free race and cross the line first but was unable to pass post race inspection giving the win to Don Tremble.  Second would end up being # 14 Luke Bos from Conn, third # 01 Travis Farrow from Dromore, fourth # 95 Jonathon Bates from Owen Sound, and fifth # 66 Doug Lepard from Owen Sound.  In feature two fans saw one of the hardest hits to take place this season as # 73 Sheri McIntyre would spin out on the bottom between corners 1 and 2 and was hit hard by # 34 Don Tremble.  After clean up and a number of attempts to restart the race the drivers finally got everyone going in the right direction and was able to go the rest of the way caution free.  In the end it would be # 01 Travis Farrow for the win followed by # 14 Luke Bos, third # 9 Sandy Eccles, fourth # 4 Jesse Lamont from Hanover and rounding out the top five # 12 Mark Wetlauffer from Cambridge.

Crazy Trains this week saw yet another couple roll overs.  In feature one it would be Here We Go from Listowel putting their third car over.  In the end this one was one by Rockford Rednecks, second Texas Traincar Massacre from Mount Forest and third Jonathon Bates Roofing from Owen Sound.  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/WOKNcBSgiY8  In feature two with three sets of trains trying to make it through corner four it was the middle car of the middle set Rockford Rednecks ending up on his side on the front straightaway.  After a quick look over and flipping the car back on its wheels it was buckle back up and on with the race.  In the end this feature would go to Texas Traincar Massacre followed by Jonathon Bates Roofing.

Next racing action is this Friday Sept 5th starting at 7:30 for Pro Late Models, V8 Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks and Crazy Trains along with King of The Hill at intermission.

Magic Moments Photos Guelph

 

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Championship Clash Settles The Scores On Canada’s Toughest 3rd Of A Mile Paved Oval

Championship Clash Settles The Scores On Canada’s Toughest 3rd Of A Mile Paved Oval

The 2014 season at Peterborough Speedway came down to a one-night showdown Saturday, August 30th as the Championship Clash settled this year’s track championships 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. In addition to the title fights, fans also witnessed action with the popular OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models.

Main events for the night took the green flag with a 15 lapper for the Parry Spring Service Renegade Trucks, as Bill O’Hara and Stephen Bierworth occupied the front row. With a handful of laps complete, the top 4 machines broke away from the pack. Bierworth and O’Hara were in control, with 7 time feature winner Jack Dallin running comfortably in 4 spot. Bierworth hung on for the win, with O’Hara, Andy McCann, Josh Milwain and Jack Dallin completing the top 5. Dallin clinched the 2014 point title.

Chris Mulders and Brandon Hannah paced the Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock field to the line for their 20 lap feature tilt. The pack wasn’t through the first turn before Hannah slapped the outside wall, ending the night for the #47. From the restart, things settled down until Mulders and James Townsend were involved in a turn 3 mishap with 6 laps on the scoreboard, to bring out another caution flag. With the former race leaders taking their spots at the back of the pack, the point contenders – Babin and Junkin – were now running nose to tail in 1st and 3rd for the restart. With 18 laps complete, the Babin was leading when Junkin made contact with the #89 on the back straight. Junkin was parked for the night due to rough driving, handing the crown to Babin. James Townsend scored the feature win, over Kevin Strutt, Donovan Price, Ember Junkin and Babin.

As the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car teams came to the stripe, Steve Mayhew and Mike Balson led the way, but everyone was waiting for the outcome of the battle between title hopefuls Howie Crowe and Anthony DiBello. Aggressive racing was evident throughout the pack, but it wasn’t until the lap counter read 16 down that the championship ‘fight’ would live up to its name. A yellow flag bunched the field, putting Crowe and DiBello within striking distance of each other. Crowe needed to work around Donny Beatty to catch DiBello, while at the front of the pack John Baker Jr. and Daryl Fice had moved past Mayhew. At the checkered flag, it was Baker, Fice, Mayhew, DiBello and Donny Beatty. Anthony DiBello clinched the track championship by a single point over Crowe.

Championship hopeful Ray Schroer and Griffin Powell brought the field of 18 Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun teams to the green flag for their ‘A’ main. The battles were strong throughout the pack, but at the end of the 20 lap dance, the checkered flag belonged to Griffin Powell, with Matthew Vanderbelt, Tiffany Vanderbelt, Schroer and Cody Fenton finishing out the top 5. She may have finished 13th in the final rundown after a late race spin on the backstretch, but it was a strong enough run to award Willow Barberstock with the 2014 track championship.

The Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model track championship was clinched by Ryan Kimball, just by taking the green flag in the showcase event. The #73 car started 2nd, alongside polesitter Bryan Mercer. A pair of early yellow flags may have delayed the issue, but not the final result. Despite multiple on track incidents involving a number of competitors, Kimball was officially named the 2014 Late Model champ at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval with a 3rd place finish. Dan McHattie took the win over Tyler Betts. Al Shepstone and Craig Parry were 4th and 5th.

The 50 lap OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model feature went to John Owen, over Glenn Watson and Jesse Kennedy. Full race details can be found at www.oscaar.ca.

Qualifying event wins went to Jack Dallin and Stephen Bierworth in the Parry Spring Service Renegade Trucks. Tyler Junkin with a pair, James Townsend and Ryan Babin won the Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock preliminary rounds. Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car heats belonged to Daryl Fice with a pair, John Baker Jr. and Howie Crowe. Marilyn Junkin, Willow Barberstock, Jeremy Kelly and Matthew Vanderbelt took the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun qualifiers. Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model qualifiers were won by Tyler Betts, Al Shepstone, Bryan Mercer and Ryan Kimball. Shane Gowan, Mike Beyore, Kevin Cornelius and Corey Jones claimed the OSCAAR heat races.

Bullring Bullet Points: The 50/50 draw paid $908.00 to Joe Oliver of Brampton…With the point championships on the line, track officials were kept busy, as the margins changed several times following each event…Cole McFadden – who raced an Inex Ontario Legends machine just a week ago – made his first start with the Late Model division. Another Ontario Legends driver, Fred Jordan took a turn at the controls of the 4Fun machine of Scott Brooks…Thunder Car driver Dan Price missed the final night of action after breaking an axle during one of the pre-race practice sessions. He spent the rest of the night as a crew member on Kelly Balson’s #B10 Super Late Model…Mini Stock driver Danny Benedict had his night come to an early end when the #54 Mustang blew a head gasket.

Race action at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City now takes a break until an open practice session for the Autumn Colours Classic – from 9:00 ’til 3:00 – Saturday, September 13th. The 22nd running Super Bowl of Stockcar Racing – presented by Lucas Oil Products – takes centre stage October 10th, 11th and 12th.

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) James Townsend (#14) won the final Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock feature of the year – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.
2) John Baker Jr. (#63) relaxes in Dart Heating & Air Conditioning Victory Lane after capturing his 3rd straight Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car feature – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.
3) Griffin Powell (#13) returned to the winner’s circle, capturing the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun main event – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.
4) It was another main event win for Dan McHattie (#71) as the Cavan, Ontario speedster took the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model feature – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.
5) Port Hope, Ontario’s John Owen (#2) made a long-awaited return to victory lane, claiming the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model feature win – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.

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

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Champions Crowned At Delaware Speedway

Champions Crowned At Delaware Speedway

A packed house was on hand for the final races to settle Delaware Speedway s Weekly Division Championships on Friday evening at Delaware Speedway sponsored by Krown Rust Control. Derek McCullough (#38) of Glencoe won the 25-lap V8 Stocks feature and secured the championship trophy. Devon Bloemendal (#01) of Mt. Brydges won the 25-lap Demar Aggregates Trucks feature while Tom Zagorodny (#77) of London won the championship in a surprising twist. Shae Gemmell (#3) of Dorchester won the 35-lap GAW Recycling Super Stocks feature as 17-year old Branden Verhoeven (#7) of Kerwood won the championship. Mark Watson (#3) of St. Thomas won the 40-lap Pro Late Model feature and Matt Pritiko (#21) of London took home the championship. Kevin Farrell won the King of the Hill Spectator s Race.

Mark Watson (#3) of St. Thomas won the 40-lap Pro Late Model feature. Brady Smith led the opening three laps before getting passed by Jay Doerr (#43) of London. Doerr would lead the remainder of the race until Shawn Thompson (#72) of Ailsa Craig, who had been pressuring Doerr through the late part of the race, was able to get the better of him on a restart. The race also featured a spirited battle between Jamie Cox (#22) of Dorchester and Cole Powell (#25) of Mt. Brydges. Doerr would finish second in the race, Powell third, Cox fourth. Matt Pritiko (#21) of London finished third, which allowed him to secure his spot as Pro Late Model points champion.

Delaware Speedway apologizes for the language used by Jay Doerr during the post race interview. Although drivers are responsible for their words and actions throughout all racing events, Delaware Speedway regrets the occurrence of this interview during the live broadcast.

Shae Gemmell (#3) of Dorchester overcame a rough heat race to go on and win the 35-lap GAW Recycling Super Stocks feature. Gemmell led flag-to-flag in the hotly contested feature race. Gary Adriaensen (#55) of Belmont finished second after a strong attempt in the final laps to get to Gemmell s bumper and take a run for the lead. In his push to try to win Adriaensen overshot the corner in turn one but was able to recover to hold Second spot. Darrell Lake (#77) of London finished third. Branden Verhoeven (#7) of Kerwood finished fourteenth after mechanical issues, but his dominating performance throughout the season ensured that the 17-year old Kerwood driver was able to take home the GAW Recycling Super Stocks championship.

Devon Bloemendal (#01) of Mt. Byrdges won the 25-lap Demar Aggregates Trucks feature in a drama filled evening for the points chase. Bloemendal runs part-time in the series but found himself mixing it up with championship favourite Joe Windis (#65) of Cathcart in the heat race which saw both trucks take damage. Windis s vehicle was too damaged to continue and he ended up running a borrowed truck for the feature. All of the on-track antics saw the trucks enter the feature with the tightest battle of the evening. Windis, Jeff Denboer (#22) of London, and Tom Zagorodny (#77) of London all found themselves in striking distance of the championship. In the feature race, Windis found his borrowed truck did not handle to his liking and set out to try to slow the progress of eventual winner Bloemendal as retribution for their earlier incident. Jeff Denboer had troubles of his own, ending up on pit road unable to finish. When the dust settled Zagorodny came home with a third place finish, enough to secure the surprise championship for himself. Second in the race was Dave Bacon (#43) Belle River, third was

Derek McCullough (#38) of Glencoe won the 25-lap V8 Stocks feature as well as the championship for his division. Gary Zwygers (#93) of Cambridge started the race in first position and was able to keep that position for more than half of the race. McCullough passed into first in lap fourteen after having started in fifth. Calvin Verheyen (#76) of Strathroy finished second and Steve Arrand (#37) of Ailsa Craig finished third.

Kevin Farrel won the King of the Hill Spectators race after competing with interesting entries such as a dump truck, two corvettes, and the classic Fire Chicken .

Racing resumes September 19th and 20th with the Great Canadian Race Weekend. Friday will feature the 100-lap Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup, a 50-lap Bone Stock Chaos Car feature, the Ontario Pro Challenge, and qualifying events for a number of weekly divisions. Saturday will be the main event showcasing a special Features Only format with the Late Model 100-lap Great Canadian Race (part of the APC six pack series), GAW Recycling Super Stocks, Bone Stock Chaos Cars, Demar Aggregates Trucks, and V8 Stock Muscle Cars.

Tickets are now available for Great Canadian Race Weekend online. Race fans are also welcome to book campsites online and there will be a post-race celebration behind the track following the Saturday event.

UNOFFICIAL POINTS STANDINGS AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT:

PRO LATE MODEL DIVISION
As of August 29, 2014
Pos # Name Points Back
1. 21 Matt Pritiko 821 0
2. 3 Mark Watson 796 -25
3. 22 Jamie Cox 771 -50
4. 72 Shawn Thompson 766 -55
5. 39 Brady Smith 698 -123
6. 43 Jay Doerr 648 -173
7. 5 Jay Christie 563 -258
8. 2 Doug Stewart 512 -309
9. 6 Adam Quarrie 511 -310
10. 51 Philip Nyssen 500 -321
11. 25 Cole Powell 488 -333
12. 52 Steve March 424 -397
13. 69 Lloyd Rawlings 406 -415
14. 96 Dan Prudhomme 284 -537
15. 82 Justin DeMelo 273 -548

GAW RECYCLING SUPER STOCKS
As of August 29, 2014
Pos # Name Points Back
1. 7 Branden Verhoeven 998 0
2. 77 Darrell Lake 954 -44
3. 3 Shae Gemmell 947 -51
4. 78 Jordan Lawrence 917 -81
5. 17 Kenny McNicol Jr. 911 -87
6. 51 Matt Robblee 900 -98
7. 55 Gary Adriaensen 885 -113
8. 16 Kathleen Hosang 739 -259
9. 1 Trevor Collver 729 -269
10. 39 David McCullough 683 -315
11. 33x Paul Fothergill 667 -331
12. 18 Adam Swales 659 -339
13. 19 Geoff Chant 548 -450
14. 14 Brittany Beatty 544 -454
15. 93 Jerry Broom 464 -534
16. 33 Jamie Grover 462 -536
17. 48 Tim McGregor 427 -571
18. 88 Devin Jarvis 427 -571
19. 23 Greg Dadson 314 -684
20. 5 Jeremiah Rabideau 314 -684
21. 52 Dave Webster 297 -701
23. 28 Kris Lawrence 202 -796

DEMAR AGGREGATES TRUCKS
As of August 29, 2014
Pos # Name Points Back
1. 77 Tom Zagorodny 540 0
2. 65 Joe Windis 530 -10
3. 22 Jeff Denboer 526 -14
4. 95 Andrew Pocs 493 -47
5. 6 Kris Fairweather 490 -50
6. 88 Rick Verberne 487 -53
7. 55 Mickey Brydges 457 -83
8. 66 Lucas Manning 425 -115
9. 43 David Bacon 383 -157
10. 29 Bill Sherwood 372 -168
11. 27 Chris Payne 351 -189
12. 73 Rick Castle 292 -248
13. 01 Devon Bloemendal 255 -285
14. 78 Cameron McQueen 197 -343
15. 57 Gary Triska 68 -472

V8 Stock Muscle Cars
As of August 29, 2014
Pos # Name Points Back
1. 38 Derek McCullough 784 0
2. 37 Steve Arrand 765 -19
3. 76 Calvin Verheyen 733 -51
4. 93 Gary Zwygers 671 -113
5. 156 Darren Thirkettle 648 -136
6. 01 Jaden Chapman 574 -210
7. 11 Jeremy Taggart 469 -315
8. 20 Ryan Edwards-Kiss 441 -343
9. 33 Paul Fothergill 436 -348
10. 28 Adam Kiss 213 -571

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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
clarkemotrsports@hotmail.com
613.968.6410

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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.

Photos by Super Nova Photos

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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