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Karley Wins Canadian Vintage Modified Season Opener

Karley Wins Canadian Vintage Modified Season Opener

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds travelled to Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, May 17. Sixteen cars were on the entry list for battle in the series’ season opener.

Jeremy Riopelle (No.00) held off Steve Trendell’s (No.57) attack and Mike Williams (No.7) in heat one to pick up the first win of 2014. John Karley (No.19) showed the strength of crate engines in the club by holding off Steve Lyons (No.9) and Brian Atkinson (No.92) in the second heat.

Riopelle and Karley led the field to the green flag in the 25-lap feature event. Off start Karley got the jump on Riopelle but caution would fly before lap one could be completed. On the ensuing restart, Karley once again powered into the lead and was followed by Riopelle and Trendell.

Trendell wasted no time moving into second and began to track down Karley. But Trendell’s hopes for an opening night victory ended on lap 12 as a dragging front suspension bar slowed the race for the second time. Trendell was forced to the pit area for repairs. Unfortunately he was unable to get the repairs made before the restart and suffered a DNF.

For the next 13 laps Karley held off a hard charging Atkinson and Jason Keen (No.18) to claim the first feature of the year and show what he has in store for the rest of the season.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds next take to the track at Sunset Speedway on June 7, 2014.

Feature results:

1. 19 Karley, 2. 92 Atkinson, 3. 18 Keen, 4. 6 Donkers, 5. 15 Marshall, 6. 7 Williams, 7. 9 Lyons, 8. 50 Atkinson, 9. 08 Shepstone, 10. 00 Riopelle, 11. 44 Schurr, 12. 14 Morphy, 13. 38 Hood, 14. 99 Jones, 15. Trendell, 16. 5 Podd.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds thank their 2014 sponsorship partners, including: Lucas Oil, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, MacMaster Buick GMC, Georgetown Printing, Flamboro Machine Shop, Oakville Trailers and Auto Service, Wiersma Trucking, Grisdale Racing Products, B&B Decals, Scott Connolly Snap On, Young Drivers Canada

For more information on the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds, visit: www.vintagemods.com

With files from Steve Trendell and Clayton Johns

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Canadian Vintage Modifieds Set For 48th Season

Canadian Vintage Modifieds Set For 48th Season

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds enter their 48th season with the strongest field the division has seen in quite some time. We are very pleased to welcome Lucas Oil Products back for a 10th consecutive year.

The 2014 season will feature 13 races set between Flamboro Speedway, Sunset Speedway, Sauble Speedway, and Delaware Speedway. The season starts May 17 at Flamboro Speedway and will end September 27 at Sunset Speedway’s Velocity Weekend. Series officials are expecting a competitive field of 20 or more cars at most events.

Several series veterans are returning for another season of CVM action and are clear championship contenders.

No. 18 Jason Keen: The three-time CVM champion is primed to defend his 2013 championship and will be a threat to win every night.

No. 92 Brian Atkinson: The oldest competitor in the CVM proves night in and night out that he is a contender and fights to the end of every race.

No. 57 Steve Trendell: The 12-year CVM veteran is looking to make 2014 a dominant year while trying to capture an elusive series championship.

No. 6 Adrian Donkers: Known as the “Chicken Man”, Donkers was the most constant threat to Keen last year and proved crate engines are to be taken seriously. All Donkers needs is a dose of consistency and he may be crowned the 2014 champion.

A trio of drivers have less certain, ‘wild card’ schedules, but will provide plenty of action when they are in attendance.

No. 9 Steve Lyons: The man who captured four feature wins last season is always the guy to beat when he unloads his car. It’s never known if Lyons is running a full year or not, but he is constantly a championship favorite.

No. 00 Ron Easton/ Jeremy Riopelle: When Easton is behind the wheel, he is known as the hardest competitor on the track and never gives up an inch. When Easton is away with Nascar Canada, Jeremy Riopelle will take over the reigns. Riopelle’s driving style is very similar to Easton’s and this duo will be out for wins.

No. 15 Tj Marshall: With 2013 being his rookie year, TJ showed no signs of being intimidated by the veterans. If TJ runs a whole year he will be a legitimate contender for the championship.

An exciting cast of rookies is set to make CVM debuts this season. The learning curve for any open-wheel car is steep and CVM machines are no exception.

No. 14 Jerrid Morphy: Morphy has acquired the machine last piloted by Jason Dinsmore and has fitted it with a crate engine. Morphy’s experience with the Waterloo Regional Kart Club will make the transition easy for the Kitchener, Ont.-based driver. Keep an eye on Morphy as he will be up front in no time.

#91 Tyler Brown: The former Pro Late Model standout has acquired the 2012 championship car of Shane Stickel. Brown installed a V8 crate engine and some chassis work done by McColl’s over the off-season. Brown showed his skill in not so great equipment throughout last season. With a solid car under him, the sophomore driver should be on everyone’s radar for 2014.

2014 Schedule
May 17th Flamboro Speedway
June 7th Sunset Speedway
June 21st Flamboro Speedway
June 29th Sunset Speedway
July 5th Sauble Speedway
July 19th Flamboro Speedway
July 25th Delaware Speedway
August 2nd Flamboro Speedway
August 16th Flamboro Speedway
August 23rd Sauble Speedway
August 30th Flamboro Speedway
September 20th Flamboro Speedway
September 27th Sunset Speedway

For more information on the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds, visit: www.vintagemodifieds.com.

With files from Steve Trendell and Clayton Johns.

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Open Wheel Extravaganza Night Thrills Fans At Flamboro

Open Wheel Extravaganza Night Thrills Fans At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – Open Wheel Extravaganza Night was the attraction as the Winged Warriors of Speed returned to Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets were joined by the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds, the Hurricane Midgets, the Pro 4 Modifieds and a Sprint Car Exhibition by the United Pavement Sprints.

Results were, Heat race winners included, Pro 4 Modifieds- Brian Nanticoke, Hurricane Midgets- Jamie Bound and Rob McCall, Can Am Midgets- Corey Moesker and Adrian Stahle and Canadian Vintage Modifieds- Rick Schurr and John Karley. Feature race winners were, Pro 4 Modifieds- Bill Pearsall, Hurricane Midgets- Dave Burrows, Can Am Midgets- Corey Moesker and Canadian Vintage Modifieds- Jeff Shaw.

This Saturday the OSCAAR Super Late Models make their long awaited return to Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. The will be joined by the OSCAAR Modifieds and the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $21.25, Senior & Student $17.50, Children (12 and under) $4.40, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $45.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $35.00.

UNOFFICIAL Results (scored finish, not official)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1: #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #63 Mark Lucas, #24 Blake Bomberry Jr., #93 Dan Petit, #14 Kyle Istead, #38 Bill Pearsall, #68 Aaron Turkey, #31 Dave Asbury Jr. (NF), #15 Dan Nanticoke (NS)

Pro 4 Modified Feature: #38 Bill Pearsall, #63 Mark Lucas, #8 Craig SHaver, #24 Blake Bomberry Jr., #93 Dan Petit, #14 Kyle Istead, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #68 Aaron Turkey (NF), #31 Dave Asbury Jr. (NS), #15 Dan Nanticoke (NS)

Can AM Midgets Heat #1: #43 Adrian Stahle, #24 Barry Dunn, #74 Rob Neely

Can AM Midgets Heat #2: #39 Corey Moesker, #44 Tom Kyle, #4 Craig Mackereth

Can AM Midget B Feature: #97 Adam Racine, #20 Rob Divenanzo, #94 Ryan Fraser. #14 Dylon Smith, #84 Tyler Turnbull

Can AM Midgets Feature: #39 Corey Moesker, #40 Mack DeMan, #24 Barry Dunn, #74 Rob Neely, #43 Adrian Stahle, #44 Tom Kyle, #3 Todd Cresswell, #16 Chris Holman, #12 David Balych, #4 Craig Mackereth, #00 Greg Smulders, #94 Ryan Fraser, #97 Adam Racine, #84 Tyler Turnbull, #20 Rob DiVenanzo, #14 Dylon Smith, #26 Travis Novotny (NS), #48 Darren McLennan (NS).

Hurricane MidgetsHeat #1: #83 Jamie Bound, #10 A.J. Emms, #97 Robin McLean

Hurricane Midgets Heat #2: #62 Rob McCall, #53 Dave Bradley, #63 Dave Burrows

Hurricane Midgets Feature: #63 Dave Burrows, #79 James Rodgers, #31 Kelly Summers, #21 Larry Westwood

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1: #44 Rick Schurr, #15 T.J. Marshall, #81 Jeff Shaw, #46 Mike Klotz, #18 Jason keen, #92 Brian Atkinson, #57 Steve Trendell, #99 Rick Jones, #36 Tyler Brown, #33 Brad Robertson (NF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2: #19 John Karley, #6 Adrian Donkers, #82 Corey Jones, #9 Steve Lyons, #47 Patrick Reulens, #50 Joe Atkinson, #29 Daryl Henwood, #38 Dustin Hood, #08 Kevin Buscher

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature: #81 Jeff Shaw, #44 Rick Schurr, #19 John Karley, #92 Brian Atkinson, #18 Jason Keen, #47 Patrick Reulens, #82 Corey Jones, #9 Steve Lyons, #46 Mike Klotz, #6 Adrian Donkers, #57 Steve Trendell, #36 Tyler Brown, #99 Rick Jones, #50 Joe Atkinson, #08 Kevin Buscher, #38 Dustin Hood, #15 T.J. Marshall (NF), #33 Brad Robertson (NF), #29 Daryl Henwood (NS)

Photos by Gord Nicholson

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Canadian Vintage Modifieds Prepare For A BIG 47th Season

Canadian Vintage Modifieds Prepare For A BIG 47th Season

The Canadian Vintage Modifieds have recently released their 2013 schedule, which consists of a 13 race Lucas Oil championship series and the new Iron Man Triple Crown, presented by Gary Elliott Motorsports. This new three race series will surely test the skills of all the Vintage Modified drivers. Each race of the series will scrap the traditional handicapping system and the starting positions will be from random draw which should add even more excitement while drivers race to win the separate Triple Crown purse.

In recent years the Canadian Vintage Modified series has become a highly competitive series, with an average of 20+ cars a race for the last 2 seasons, 2012 had 8 different feature winners and one of the tightest point battles in the 47 year history of the club, demonstrating the Canadian Vintage Modifieds are set for another exciting season.

 

2013 Canadian Vintage Modified Schedule

Date

Track

Description

May 11th

Flamboro Speedway

Iron Man Triple Crown Race #1

May 19th

Flamboro Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #1

June 8th

Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Lucas Oil Series Race #2

June 15th

Flamboro Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #3

June 30th

Sunset Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #4

July 6th

Sauble Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #5

July 13th

Flamboro Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #6

July 20th

Flamboro Speedway

Iron Man Triple Crown Race #2

July 26th

Delaware Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #7

Aug 10th

Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Lucas Oil Series Race #8

Aug 17th

Flamboro Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #9

Aug 24th

Sauble Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #10

Aug 31st

Flamboro Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #11

Sept 14th

Flamboro Speedway

Iron Man Triple Crown Race #3

Sept 21st

Flamboro Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #12

Sept 28th

Sunset Speedway

Lucas Oil Series Race #13

Visit www.vintagemods.com for more information.

CVMFeb2113

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Stickel Crowned Champ At Canadian Vintage Modified Banquet

Stickel Crowned Champ At Canadian Vintage Modified Banquet

By Randy Spencer – The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified race club held their annual Awards Banquet recently at the Galt Newfoundland Club in Cambridge. A large crowd was on hand for the 47th annual banquet and club president Dave Trendell hosted the awards presentation. Shane Stickel was crowned 2012 Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifeied champion. It was one of the closest points races in the history of the club as it came down to the final race of the year and the margin was just 2 points when the final checkered flag flew. It was a special night for two ladies in attendance as they were the latest inductees into the Canadian Vintage Modified Hall of Fame. Wendy Roper, was a long time member with her late husband and former racer Arnold “Doc” Roper. She wore many hats with the club and also penned the book, Track Talk, a collection of stories on racers with the club over the past four decades. Also inducted was Sharon Yost who has spent the past 30+ years as the club handicapper. In all those years she missed just one race. A very dedicated individual who has pretty much seen it all as very deserving of this prestigious award. After a great meal and the awards presentation, everyone took to the dance floor or reminisced and celebrated another successful year in one of Canada’s longest running race clubs.

The following is a list of the award winners:

The Top 20

20th-Mike Williams #7
19th-Nic Lees #09
18th-Chris Milwain #21
17th-Kevin Busher #27
16th-Rick Schurr/Gary Elliott/Derrick Mehlanbacher #36
15th-Steve Lyons/Jason Woolsey #9
14th-Mike Podd/Ian McIntyre #5
13th-Jeff Shaw #81
12th-Daryl Henwood #29
11th-Rick Jones #99
10th-Jason Keen #18
9th-Patrick Reulens/Kyle Mackenzie #47
8th-John Karley #19
7th-Joe Atkinson/Brian Atkinson #50
6th-Mike Klotz/Phil Shaw #46
5th-Ron Easton/Bob Gilbert #00
4th-Adrian Donkers/Phil Shaw #6
3rd-Corey Jones #82
2nd-Steve Trendell #57
1st-Shane Stickel #39

2012 Inductee’s to the Hobby Hall of Fame
Sharon Yost
Wendy Roper

Presidents Award (presented by Dave Trendell)
Dave Stephens

Volunteer of the Year
Susan Easton, Corey Jones & Shane Stickel

Rookie of the Year (Sponsored by John’s Rv)
#27 Kevin Busher

Best 1st Year Driver (Sponsored by John’s RV)
#09 Nic Lees

Iron Man (Presented by Gary Elliot)
#82 Corey Jones

Most Positions Gained In One Night (Sponsored by Performance Plus)
#10 Matt Bedard

Media Award (Sponsored by Clark Auto Literature)
#19 John Karley

Most Sportsmanlike Driver (Sponsored by World Wide Electric)
#57 Steve Trendell & #99 Rick Jones

Most Popular Driver (Sponsored by The Grass Guy)
#39 Shane Stickel & #82 Corey Jones

Most Hard Luck Award (A&A Family Farms)
#5 Ian McIntyre & #47 Kyle MacKenzie

Best Appearing Car (Sponsored by Flamboro Machine Shop)
#57 Steve Trendell

Best Workmanship (Sponsored by Oakville Trailers & Auto Service)
#57 Steve Trendell (Dave Trendell)

Most Feature Wins (Sponsored by Canadian Energy)
#82 Corey Jones & #9 Steve Lyons

Most Improved Driver (Sponsored by Trendell Racing)
#82 Corey Jones

Best Pit Crew (Sponsored by Terrier Excavating & Landscaping)
#19 Karley Racing
John Karley, Ed Lipski, Bob Waindt, Brad Dietrich, Brianna Karley

A BIG thank you went out to the club sponsors:

Lucas Oil
Formula Kartways
Grisdale Racing Products
Oakville Trailers & Auto Service
bkreinhart.com
MSD Machine Tool
Georgetown Printing
Crative Edge Signs & Graphics
Flamboro Machine Shop
B&B Decals
Oakville Auto & Diesel Machine Shop
John’s RV

Photos courtesy Derek Smith / RacePulse.com

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Open Wheel Extravaganza Invades Flamboro Speedway

Open Wheel Extravaganza Invades Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer for OntarioOval.com – Flamboro Speedway switched it up Saturday night as the Grisdale Late Models and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks had the night off. It was the second Open Wheel Extravaganza of the year featuring the Lucas Oil Can-AM TQ Midgets, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds, F4 Modifieds, Hurricane Midgets and are joined by the Ray’s Auto Center & Towing Thunder Cars.

The Hurricane Midgets have been growing by leaps and bounds lately and they had 27 cars on hand. A couple had problems in practice but still had 24 make the show. Brian Woodland and Amanda McCall won the heats. The F4 Modifieds heat was one by Rob Divenanzo. Rob normally races the #14 TQ Midget and looked good in his first race in the F4. Ray’s Auto Center & Towing Thunder Cars heat winners were Rob Istead and Gary Slama. The Lucas Oil Can-AM TQ Midgets heat wins went to Rob Neely and current points leader Darren McLennan. Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds heat winners were Jason Keen and John Karley. Two consis or B features were required. Connor Carrothers took the Hurricane Midget race while Greg Smulders picked up the checkers in the Can AM Midget B main.

Intermission saw the #67 two seater Late Model driven by Gord Bennett take a few lucky ticket holders out for a few laps around Flamboro Speedway. Young or old, everyone exits the car smiling from ear to ear, a great experience you don’t want to miss!! Visit http://www.fullthrottlemarketing.ca for more information!!

Feature racing got under way with the Hurricane Midgets starting 24 cars for the first annual Jack Swanston memorial. Jack, a pioneer of Hurricane Midget racing passed away last July. Former racer and club president, a nice to tribute to a great supporter of the club. Rob McCall led the first three laps but was overtaken on lap four by Brian Woodland. Amanda McCall ran away with it and picked up the feature victory. In the F4 Modified feature Shannon Morris led the first three laps but Rob Divenanzo got by in the 36 rocket. John Verney and Divenanzo swapped the lead back and forth for several laps but Divenanzo led the last 5 laps and picked up the feature win for a perfect night in the F4. A couple cautions early in the Can AM Midget feature gave way to some clean fast racing with some great battles  up front with James Gray holding off Mack Deman and Rob Neely. Ray’s Auto Center & Towing Thunder Cars ran their usual exciting feature with Shawn Chenoweth picking up the checkered flag. The Burbridge brothers didn’t have a good night, Mark had engine problems in practice and didn’t make the races and Rick got mixed up with the a car on the back stretch in the feature and his night ended with quite a bit of damage up against the wall. The final race of the night was for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds with Corey Jones picking up the checkered flag.

That brought an end to another spectacular night of racing.  Make sure you join us next Saturday night for BRANTFORD & BRANT COUNTY 2-for-1 NIGHT featuring the Grisdale Late Models, Ray’s Auto Center & Towing Thunder Cars, Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks and the Pure Stocks. Pit Gates Open at 4pm, Grandstand Opens at 5pm, Qualifying starts at 6:30pm with Main Events getting under way at 8pm. And in two weeks time it’s the Northern Border Challenge, a 35 lap invitational for F4 Modifieds of USA and Canada plus Late Models, Thunder Cars ane Mini Stocks. Pit Gates Open at 4pm, Grandstand Opens at 5pm, Qualifying gets under way at 6:30pm with Main Events starting at 8pm. Don’t forget to plan on joining us this Tuesday and every Tuesday, weather permitting, and sign up for a ride in the Full Throttle Marketing and Promotions two seat Late Model race car during track practice day. It’s an amazing ride, I loved it!! Also every Thursday night, the race car Cruise night from 5-8pm at the RONA store parking lot on Pinebush Road Cambridge location where you can get up close and meet the racers and see the cars and get an autograph and pictures. See you all at the track!!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Hurricane Midget Heat #1: #48 Brian Woodland, #91 Mike Westwood, #77 Richard Woodland, #94 Ryan Fraser, #83 Jamie Bound, #23 Ivan Cole, #31 Kelly Summers, #18 Paul Draganac, #00 Brad Holmes, #43 Randy Hiusser,  #98 Kevin Spiesz, #97 Robin McLean, #7x Brent Vincent

Hurricane Midget Heat #2: #22 Amanda McCall, #10 A.J. Emms, #62 Rob McCall, #1 Mark Whittam, #42 Brian MacDonald, #8 Larry McClintock, #93 Connor Carrothers, #88 Jesse Brown, #85 Rob Summers Sr., #3 Lorne VanDusen, #21 Larry Westwood (DNF)

Hurricane Midget B main: #93 Connor Carrothers, #21 Larry Westwood, #00 Brad Holmes, #97 Robin McLean, #43 Randy Hiusser, #99 Adam Tyo, #51 Shawn Gardner, #98 Kevin Spiesz, #14 Rob Summers Jr., #85 Rob Summers Sr., #96 Jaike Haywood (DNF), #7x Brent Vincent (DNF), #7 Larry Lawson (DNF)

Hurricane Midget Feature: #22 Amanda McCall, #48 Brian Woodland, #10 A.J. Emms, #93 Connor Carrothers, #62 Rob McCall, #42 Brian MacDonald, #97 Robin McLean, #77 Richard Woodland, #00 Brad Holmes, #8 Larry McClintock, #94 Ryan Fraser, #31 Kelly Summers, #18 Paul Dragananc, #88 Jesse Brown, #99 Adam Tyo, #83 Jamie Bound, #3 Lorne VanDusen, #98 Kevin Spiesz, #23 Ivan Cole (DNF), #21 Larry Westwood (DNF), #51 Shawn Gardner (DNF), #43 Randy Hiusser (DNF), #1 Mark Whittam (DNF), #91 Mike Westwood (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1: #14 Rob Istead, #2 Rick Burbridge, #7 Bobby Mercer, #88 Scott Laporte, #5 Linda Dean, #89 Bill Watson, #10 Dennis Cybalski (DNF), #55 Chris Howse (DNF), #02 Mark Burbridge (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #2: #4 Gary Slama, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Shawn Chenoweth, #9 Dave Silverthorn Jr., #31 Kevin Gallant, #81 Chris VanDusen (DNF), #73 Nick Troback (DNF), #17 Tristan Gill (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature: #8 Shawn Chenoweth, #9 Dave Silverthorn Jr., #13 Brad Collison, #14 Rob Istead, #27 Kevin Albers, #73 Nick Troback, #7 BobbyMercer, #4 Gary Slama, #81 Chris VanDusen, #55 Chris Howse, #89 Bill Watson, #5 Linda Dean, #31 Kevin Gallant, #17 Tristan Gill (DNF), #2 Rick Burbridge (DNF), #88 Scott Laporte (DNF), #10 Dennis Cybalski (DNF)

Can Am Midget Heat #1: #74 Rob Neely, #3 Todd Cresswell, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #44 Tom Kyle, #43 Adrian Stahle, #00 Greg Smulders, #46 Mike Westwood, #64 Dave Hickson, #14 Rob Divenanzo

Can Am Midget Heat #2: #48 Darren McLennan, #12 David Balych, #40 Mack Deman, #82 James Gray, #39 Corey Moesker, #16 Chris Holman, #20 Dave McKnight Jr., #22 Chris Bauman, #63 Jim Hickson

Can Am Midget B main: #00 Greg Smulders, #16 Chris Holman, #22 Chris Bauman, #14 Rob Divenanzo, #64 Dave Hickson, #20 Dave McKnight Jr., #63 Jim Hickson, #46 Mike Westwood

Can Am Midget Feature: #82 James Gray, #40 Mack Deman, #74 Rob Neely, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #48 Darren McLennan, #16 Chris Holman, #43 Adrian Stahle, #44 Tom Kyle, #00 Greg Smulders, #39 Corey Moesker, #20 Dave McKnight Jr., #22 Chris Bauman, #14 Rob Divenanzo, #46 Mike Westwood, #3 Todd Cresswell (DNF), #63 Jim Hickson (DNF), #12 David Balych (DNF), #64 Dave Hickson (DNF)

F4 Modified Heat: #36 Rob Divenanzo, #43 John Verney, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #24 Blake Bomberry, #69 Aaron Turkey, #93 Dan Petit (DNS), #3 Shannon Morris, #63 Mark Lucas (DNF), #91 Robert Mercer (DNF), #37 Dan Nanticoke (DNF)

F4 Modified Feature: #36 Rob Divenanzo, #43 John Verney, #24 Blake Bomberry, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #93 Dan Petit, #3 Shannon Morris, #68 Aaron Turkey (DNS), #37 Dan Nanticoke (DNS), #91 Robert Mercer (DNS), #63 Mark Lucas (DNS)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1: #18 Jason Keen, #6 Adrain Donkers,
#82 Corey Jones, #57 Steve Trendell, #5 Mike Podd, #81 Jeff Shaw, #9 Jason Woolsey, #09 Nick Lees

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2: #19 John Karley, #39 Shane Stickel,
#99 Rick Jones, #50 Joe Atkinson, #00 Ron Easton, #46 Mike Klotz, #36 Derek Mehlenbacher, #27 Kevin Busher

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature: #82 Corey Jones, #6 Adrian Donkers,
#00 Ron Easton, #39 Shane Stickel, #18 Jason Keen, #57 Steve Trendell,
#5 Mike Podd, #36 Derek Mehlenbacher, #99 Rick Jones, #81 Jeff Shaw,
#50 Joe Atkinson, #19 John Karley, #09 Nick Lees, #27 Kevin Busher (DNF), #9 Jason Woolsey (DNF), #46 Mike Klotz (DNF)

Photos by Randy Spencer

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Five Drivers Find Victory Lane At Flamboro Speedway

Five Drivers Find Victory Lane At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – With the first Grisdale Triple Crown race in the books, the Late Models took a week off to complete in some other big events around the province. The Canadian Vintage Modifieds were in town for only their second race of the season and were joined by the Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks and F4 Modifieds.

The night would be full of excitement and definitely some controversy and a few overheated tempers. The Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks were up first to get qualifying heats underway. Dave Goodacre and Glen Vandergeld led 9 cars to green with a couple of real fast cars at the back. Mike Holmes and Rob Hoskins quickly made their way to the front and by lap three Holmes had assumed the lead with the Rabbit right on his tail. The two battled tooth and nail for real estate for the remaining 8 laps. As the two cars exited turn four, Hoskins was on the inside and Holmes on the outside, suddenly the two cars came together. Hoskins went to the grass while Holmes crossed the line first but the starter didn’t see it that way and gave the win to Hoskins. That got the night off to a roaring start. In heat number two, Brandon McFerran and Bruce Wheller were out front for the start. McFerran led the first three laps but he eventually gave way to Dave Bailey who held off Billy Schwartzenburg to pick up the win.

The Ray’s Auto Center & Towing Thunder Cars were next with their qualifiers. Jeff Bean, who’s has had some hard luck so far in 2012 started up front with Dave Silverthorn Jr. along side. Silverthorn got out front right from the start and led all ten laps for the victory. The real battle was between Bean and Rick Burbridge who has been coming on like wild fire of late. Bean was second until lap six when he couldn’t hold off Burbridge any longer as he snuck by on the back stretch and came home second. Heat number two was another great battle as Dennis Cybalski led flag to flag to pick up the win. Brad Collison, Kevin Albers and Gary Slama put on a great show battling for second through fourth.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds finally hit the track, their first action since they opened their 2012 touring series back on May 12th at Flamboro. Twenty cars were chomping at the bit and John Karley and Rick Schurr were on the front row for the first heat. Karley shot out to a quick lead dominating the race and led all ten laps for the win. Heat two saw Adrian Donkers pull out to an early lead only to be overtaken on the back stretch on lap four by Daryl Henwood who held on and took the checker flag.

The Pure Stocks had their qualifier Davey Boughton took the victory. The F4 Modifieds completed heat racing with probably one of the most exciting of the night to that point. Aaron Turkey who also races a Thunder Stock at Ohsweken Speedway, battled with Brian Nanticoke and it was almost a dead heat but the #68 of Turkey came out just ahead and took the checkered flag. During intermission Gord Bennett took a few lucky ticket holders around for a few laps in his two seater Late Model. One other lucky fan was also picked and will get their ride this Tuesday at the practice session.

Feature racing got underway at about 8:15 with Mini Stocks up first. Chad Ditner started on the pole and the rookie is showing some promise as he led the first three laps. But no matter who you are, it’s becoming very difficult to hold off a rabbit. Rob Hoskins started seventh in the field but made is way through traffic and took the lead on lap four. After that he checked out and was gone. He built a good lead and before long had lapped half the field. The lapped traffic made it almost impossible for the second place car of Dave Bailey to get close enough to make it a battle.

The Thunder cars were up next for their 25 lap feature and once again the blood started to boil and a few drivers over heated. By race end, seven cars ended up with a D.N.F. beside their names. Jeff Bean and Dave Silverthorn Jr. led the field to green and it wasn’t long until things got heated. Heading into turn three on lap one five cars mid pack got into it with Chris Howse going off on the flat bed. On lap 8 as they were coming out of turns three and four, the 88 of Scott Laporte and 89 of Bill Watson, traded some paint and other parts. As a result some flat tires, bent sheet metal and over heated drivers during and after the race. Both drivers have been experiencing some hard luck of late. Silverthorn led early and by lap five Rick Burbridge made his way past and into the lead and continued his hot streak taking his second feature in three weeks. Nick Troback wasn’t going down without a fight however. The two battled hard, traded paint and much of the top five came out the same way. Troback and Burbridge swapped the lead a few times as Troback showed some fine driving skill with some great cross over moves to stay near the front. So in the end though, that makes it four Burbridge features in a row and five of seven this season. Rick has two while brother Mark has won three. The only other driver to find victory lane in the feature is #27 “Killer” Kevin Albers who has won the other two.

John Karley and Adrian Donkers led the Vintage Modifeds into battle for their feature race. Several cautions slowed the pace early but Karley once again dominated the race and led all the way for the feature win. A fan favorite, Karley seems to save his best efforts for the track he and his dad Gene have raced for so many years. Father Gene was a great hobby competitor back in the 60′s and early 70′s. John’s Uncle Earl Stroh was also very dominant at Flamboro Back in the Day with the Hobbies and Limited Sportsman division where he won three consecutive points titles. In the Pure Stock feature, the “Wild Thing” Davey Boughton continued his winning ways. He won the feature two weeks ago and the heat earlier in the evening, and took the checkered in this feature as well. Veteran Dave Hodgkinson managed to battle hard with Mark Lucas and Adam Turkey and eventually was victorious in the F4 Modified feature. Hodgkinson definitely had the most speed down the straights by far but couldn’t seem to hold it in the corners and made it look hard but still came out holding the checkered flag at the finish.

That brought an end to another spectacular night of racing. Next week, plan to join us for Meet the Drivers Night with the Driver autograph session at intermission. The Grisdale Late Models will return and will be joined by Ray’s Auto Centre and Towing Thunder Cars, Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks and the Pure Stocks. Pit Gates Open at 4pm, Grandstand Opens at 5pm, Qualifying gets underway at 6:30pm with Main Events starting at 8:00pm. And in two weeks time plan to attend the Canada Day Weekend racing with the Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks and F4 Modifieds. Pit Gates Open at 4pm, the Grandstand Opens at 5pm, Qualifying starts at 6:30pm with Main Events scheduled for 8:00pm. Don’t forget to plan on joining us this Tuesday and every Tuesday, weather permitting, and sign up for a ride in the Full Throttle Marketing and Promotions two seat Late Model race car. It’s a hard pumping, white knuckle ride and if you’ve ever wanted to experience the feeling of racing in a car, here’s your chance. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to try again. It’s nothing short of amazing!!! Also every Thursday night, the race car cruise night from 5-8pm at the RONA store parking lot on Pinebush Road Cambridge location where you can get up close and meet the racers and see the cars and get an autograph and pictures. The cars will also be at the RONA in Waterdown this Tuesday as well so come over with us after checking out the practice session and signing up for a rice in the two seater in the afternoon. See you all at the track!!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #37 Rob Hoskins, #5 Ken Stenhouse Jr., #15 Matt Dean, #44 Scott Simmons, #61 Chad Ditner, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #22 Wade Watson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #13 Mike Holmes

Mini Stock Heat #2: #31 Dave Bailey, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #64 Brandon McFerran, #71 Russ Aicken, #47 Bruce Wheller, #77 James Idsardi, #81 Samantha Shaw, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #01 Mark DaSilva (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature: #37 Rob Hoskins, #31 Dave Bailey, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #64 Brandon McFerran, #13 Mike Holmes, #15 Matt Dean, #47 Bruce Wheller, #71 Russ Aicken, #81 Samantha Shaw, #77 James Idsardi, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #44 Scott Simmons, #22 Wade Watson, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #05 Dave Goodacre, #01 Mark DaSilva (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1: #9 Dave Silverthorn Jr., #2 Rick Burbridge, #37 Jeff Bean, #7 Bobby Mercer, #55 Chris Howse, #02 Mark Burbridge, #5 Linda Dean, #89 Bill Watson, #88 Scott Laporte

Thunder Car Heat #2: #10 Dennis Cybalski, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #73 Nick Troback, #4 Gary Slama, #76 Shawn Arnott, #14 Rob Istead, #20 Mike Hearly, #22 Mike Hooper

Thunder Car Feature: #2 Rick Burbridge, #72 Nick Troback, #02 Mark Burbridge, #4 Gary Slama, 313 Brad Collison, #37 Jeff Bean, #27 Kevin Albers, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Dean, #89 Bill Watson, #22 Mike Hooper, #9 Dave Silverthorn Jr. (DNF), #14 Rob Istead (DNF), #76 Shawn Arnott (DNF), #88 Scott Laporte (DNF), #10 Denns Cybalski (DNF), #20 Mike Hearly (DNF), #55 Chris Howse (DNF),

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1: #19 John Karley, #46 Mike Klotz, #5 Mike Podd, #82 Corey Jones, #10 Matt Bedard, #57 Steve Trendell, #99 Rick Jones, #36 Rick Schurr, #9 Jason Woolsey, #47 Kyle Mackenzie

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2: #29 Daryl Henwood, #6 Adrian Donkers, #81 Jeff Shaw, #18 Jason Keen, #92 Brian Atkinson, #39 Shane Stickel, #50 Joe Atkinson, #00 Bob Gilbert, #95 Steve March, #09 Nick Lees

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature: #19 John Karley, #57 Steve Trendell, #29 Daryl Henwood, #82 Corey Jones, #10 Matt Bedard, #95 Steve March, #00 Bob Gilbert, #39 Shane Stickel, #18 Jason keen, #81 Jeff Shaw, #50 Joe Atkinson, #9 Jason Woolsey, #46 Mike Klotz, #36 Rick Schurr (DNF), #92 Brian Atkinson, #09 Nick Lees (DNF), #99 Rick Jones (DNF), #5 Mike Podd (DNF), #47 Kyle Mackenzie (DNF), #6 Adrian Donkers (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat : #18 Davey Boughton, #81 Karl Sault, #1 Peter Becker,
#22 Ashley Holmes, #10 Kristin Hils

Pure Stock Feature: #18 Davey Boughton, #81 Karl Sault, #1 Peter Becker,
#22 Ashley Holmes, #10 Kristin Hils

F4 Modified Heat : #68 Aaron Turkey, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #08 Cliff Hodgkinson, #91 Robert Mercer, #37 Dan Nanticoke, #24 Blake Bomberry, #93 Dan Petit, #3 Shannon Morris, #8 Craig Shaver (DNS)

F4 Modified Feature : #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #63 Mark Lucas, #08 Cliff Hodgkinson, #68 Adam Turkey, #24 Blake Bomberry, #8 Craig Shaver, #37 Dan Nanticoke, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #91 Robert Mercer, #3 Shannon Morris

Photos by Randy Spencer, Victory lane photos by Josh Paxton

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Lyons, DeMan, Fraser & Boughton Take Flamboro Wins

Lyons, DeMan, Fraser & Boughton Take Flamboro Wins

By Randy Spencer – Flamboro Speedway welcomed the first appearance of the season for the winged warriors of speed, the Can-Am TQ Midgets, along with Canada’s longest running open wheel division, the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. They were joined by the Hurricane Midgets, a great touring club that has grown in leaps and bounds and had a car count of over 30 cars. The new division at Flamboro this year, the Pure Stocks were also on hand after a week off.

The Hurricane Midgets got the night under way with a couple of heat races. Brian Woodland and Rob McCall battled early and broke away from the rest of the pack and were a half track ahead of the rest of the field by race end. The two swapped the lead and at the checkered flag it was Woodland winning the first race of the year. In heat number two, Mark Whittam sat on the pole and veteran Larry Westwood started fourth. By lap 2, Westwood had found his way to the front and held onto the end to win his first heat race of 2012.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds with 18 cars in the pits, sponsored by Waterdown Car Show and Swap Meet. Patrick Reulens and last year’s Rookie of the Year, Rick Schurr were on the front row. Reulens shot out to a quick lead but by lap 5, Steve Lyons tracked him down and got passed and the two broke away from the rest of the pack. Lyons took the checkered flag. Last year’s runner-up to points champion Jason Keen, Shane Stickel, was up front for the second heat along side Steve Trendell. Stickel led all 10 laps to pick up the victory.

The Pure Stocks were up next for their heat race. The “Wild Thing” Davey Boughton sat on the pole along side Ashley Holmes. Boughton battled Derek Martin and Rodney Rutherford but managed to hold them off and picked up his first career win.

The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets rolled out their 47th season with Dave Hickson and Chris Baumann leading the field to green. Jeff Blackburn started third and as they came around to complete lap one, the second year driver from Toronto had moved into first and held the lead and took the first TQ heat of 2012. In heat number two, Tom Kyle and Chris Holman led the field to green. Starting on the inside of row two, Mack Deman had what he called a fast car in practice. Prior to the race he tweeted that he would win the first heat, just like Babe Ruth called a home-run in game three of the 1932 World Series. Well just like Ruth, Deman came through and held off 2011 champ Darren McLennan to pickup the win.

The Hurricane Midgets, with such a large field of cars, had double qualifying heats and as in the first heat Brian Woodland and Rob McCall battled back and forth and Woodland got by McCall on the last lap to win his second heat race of the night. In heat number four, Kelly Summers and Ryan Brown started up front but Mike Westwood, who started way back in the field, made his way to the front and took the checkered flag. Fresh off that win, Westwood rushed back to his pit, jumped from the Hurricane Midget and into his Can AM Midget and managed to make it out for the Can Am Midget B main. Todd Cresswell, who started on the pole, picked up the win. The Hurricane Midgets were right back at it for their B main. An exciting battle between Ryan Brown and Brad Holmes ensued and they swapped the lead back and forth. Holmes was faster on the straights but couldn’t hold off Brown in the corners. Going into turn one of the last lap, Holmes made the move and got by Brown and held the lead on the last lap and took the checkered flag.

The Hurricane Midgets had little time to rest. After a brief intermission, they were lined up and ready to roll for their 20 lap feature. A four car pack that included McColl, Woodland, Adam Tyo and Paul Draganac broke away from the rest of the pack. By lap five, the leaders caught the slower cars and it seemed to cause some problems and on lap six, Tyo and Brown spun in turn three and it brought out the caution. As the field reached the half way mark Ryan Fraser and Rob McColl were running away in an exciting battle. The 15 year old Fraser ran just three times with the Hurricane Midgets in 2011 and this being his rookie season is showing a lot of promise. As the checkered flag dropped it was Fraser winning his first feature and the start of a very promising career.

Up next was the annual Hank Franks Memorial race for the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Track photographer Dave Franks presents the trophy to the winner of the first CVM race every season in honor of his late father. On the pole were the winners of the first two heat races, Steve Lyons and Shane Stickel. A few early cautions kept the field close but they got on a run and the two pole sitters battled with Steve Lyons leading flag to flag for the victory. In the Pure Stock feature, front runner Derek Martin took a hit to back end of his race car early and didn’t make it back. Rodney Rutherford and Davey Boughton broke away and at the checkered flag it was Rodney Rutherford winning his second straight feature.

The final race of the night was the Can Am Midget 25 lap feature. Over social media on the Twitterverse, Flamboro track announcer Josh Paxton re-tweeted Mack Deman’s earlier post and asked, Hope your ready to say my name after this heat win. – “Did That! Can you repeat in the Main?” Deman started third behind Chris Holman and Jeff Blackburn. Holman and Deman raced side by side for several laps and by lap 10 Deman was starting to pull away. On lap 18, Mike Westwood spun out between turns one and two and it tightened the field up. On the re-start Deman got on the gas quick out of turn four and managed to hold the lead till the end and was one happy driver. He stood a top his car waving the checkered flag to a crowd of family, crew and supporters and thanked everyone for all their hard work in building the car while he was away at school. Once again, he called his shot and picked up the victory. He told me after the race the car felt great in practice and allowed him to believe in his car and ability to take the checkered flag.

That brought to an end another great of mostly open wheel racing. Join us next weekend, it is the Victoria Day Long weekend spectacular with two days of racing. Saturday the Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks and F4 Modifieds will be in the house and we’ll be back the next afternoon for the first Redneck Racing Showdown which includes a 25 laps Mini Stock Invitational Event plus FWD Pure Stocks, Junk Car Duels, Figure 8 Demolition and Boat Racing!!! Check out the website, http://www.flamborospeedway.ca, for more details on this exciting new event to the 2012 Flamboro Speedway racing program. See you at the races!!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Hurricane Midget Heat #1: #48 Brian Woodland, #62 Rob McCall, #99 Adam Tyo, #97 Robin McLean, #94 Ryan Fraser,  #66 Chris Whittam, #31 Kelly Summers, #24 Ryan Brown, #85 Rob Summers Sr., #7 Larry Lawson, #43 Randy Huisser, #23 Ivan Cole (DNS), #42 Brian Macdonald (DNS), #3 Lorne Van Dusen (DNS), #58 Kevin Howard (DNS)

Hurricane Midget Heat #2: #21 Larry Westwood, #18 Paul Draganac, #68 Adam Carrothers, #10 A.J. Emms, #77 Richard Woodland, #51 Mark Whittam, #7x Brent Vincent, #88 Jesse Brown, #00 Brad Holmes, #8 Larry McClintock, #9 Shaun Gardiner, #14 Rob Summers Jr., #91 Mike Westwood (DNF), #98 Kevin Spiesz (DNF), #55 Cory Whittam (DNS)

Hurricane Midget Heat #3: #48 Brian Woodland, #62 Rob McColl, #21 Larry Westwood, #18 Paul Draganac, #99 Adam Tyo, #10 A.J. Emms, #97 Robin McLean, #51 Mark Whittam, #94 Ryan Fraser, #66 Chris Whittam (DNF), #68 Adam Carrothers (DNS), #77 Richard Woodland (DNS)

Hurricane Midget Heat #4: #91 Mike Westwood, #31 Kelly Summers, #7 Larry Lawson, #8 Larry McClintock, #7x Brent Vincent, #43 Randy Huisser, #24 Ryan Brown, #14 Rob Summers Jr., #85 Rob Summers Sr., #9 Shaun Gardiner, #00 Brad Holmes (DNF), #88 Jesse Brown (DNF), #98 Kevin Spiesz (DNF), #58 Kevin Howard (DNF)

Hurricane Midget B Feature: #00 Brad Holmes, #24 Ryan Brown, #9 Shaun Gardiner, #14 Rob Summers Jr., #55 Cory Whittam, #47 Trevor Small (DNF), #85 Rob Summers Sr. (DNS), #88 Jesse Brown (DNS), #42 Brian Macdonald (DNS), #98 Kevin Spiesz (DNS), #58 Kevin Howard (DNS)

Hurricane Midget Feature: #94 Ryan Fraser, #62 Rob McColl, #21 Larry Westwood, #10 A.J. Emms (J), #97 Robin McLean, #43 Randy Huisser, #24 Ryan Brown, #7 Larry Lawson (J), #31 Kelly Summers, #51 Mark Whittam, #8 Larry McClintock, #9 Shaun Gardiner, #00 Brad Holmes, #85 Rob Summers Sr., #18 Paul Draganac (DNF), #68 Adam Carrothers (DNF), #48 Brian Woodland (DNF), #24 Ryan Brown (DNF), #14 Rob Summers Jr. (DNF), #66 Chris Whittam (DNF), #91 Mike Westwood (DNF), #77 Richard Woodland (DNS), #55 Cory Whittam (DNS)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1: #9 Steve Lyons, #47 Patrick Reulens, #92 Brian Atkinson, #5 Mike Podd, #6 Adrain Donkers, #99 Rick Jones,
#36 Rick Schurr, #81 Jeff Shaw (DNF), #00 Ron Easton (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2: #39 Shane Stickel, #82 Corey Jones, #57 Steve Trendell, #29 Daryl Henwood, #19 John Karley, #21 Chris Milwain, #18 Jason Keen, #50 Joe Atkinson, #46 Mike Klotz

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature: #9 Steve Lyons, #39 Shane Stickel,
#57 Steve Trendell, #92 Brian Atkinson, #5 Mike Podd, #18 Jason Keen,
#21 Chris Milwain, #47 Patrick Reulens, #82 Corey Jones, #81 Jeff Shaw, #46 Mike Klotz, #50 Joe Atkinson, #99 Rick Jones, #29 Daryl Henwood (DNF), #36 Rick Schurr (DNF), #6 Adrian Donkers (DNF), #19 John Karley (DNF), #00 Ron Easton (DNF)

Pure Stock Heat: #18 Davey Boughton, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #08 Derek Martin, #1 Tyler Martin, #25 Kevin Nichol, #22 Ashley Holmes

Pure Stock Feature: #38 Rodney Rutherford, #1 Tyler Martin, #25 Kevin Nichol, #22 Ashley Holmes, #18 Davey Boughton (P), #08 Derek martin (DNF)

Can Am Midget Heat #1: #7 Jeff Blackburn, #24 Barry Dunn, #00 Greg Smulders, #82 James Gray, #3 Todd Cresswell, #46 Mike Westwood, #64 Dave Hickson, #22 Chris Baumann

Can Am Midget Heat #2: #40 Mack Deman, #48 Darren McLennan, #16 Chris Holman, #74 Rob Neely, #12 David Balych, #39 Corey Moesker, #44 Tom Kyle, #14 Rob Divenanzo, #69 Earl Caine

Can Am Midget B Feature: #3 Todd Cresswell, #44 Tom Kyle, #39 Corey Moesker, #46 Mike Westwood, #64 Dave Hickson, #14 Rob Divenanzo, #22 Chris Baumann, #69 Earl Caine

Can Am Midget Feature: #40 Mack Deman, #48Darren McLennan, #82 James Gray, #20 Dave McKnight Jr., #12 David Balych, #00 Greg Smulders, #16 Chris Holman, #74 Rob Neely, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #39 Corey Moesker, #24 Barry Dunn, #3 Todd Cresswell, #4 Andy Mackereth, #44 Tom Kyle,
#22 Chris Bauman, #46 Mike Westwood, #64 Dave Hickson, #69 Earl Caine, #43 Adrian Stahle, #14 Rob DiVenanzo (DNF)

Photos by Randy Spencer

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Canadian Vintage Modifieds Hold Awards Banquet

Canadian Vintage Modifieds Hold Awards Banquet

By Randy Spencer – The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified race club held their annual Awards Banquet recently at the Galt Newfoundland Club in Cambridge. A large crowd was on hand for the 45th annual banquet and club president Dave Trendell hosted the awards presentation. Jason Keen was crowned series champion for the second straight year. Twenty four cars ran this year and the club consistently had one of the highest car counts at all the tracks they visited this past summer with an average of eighteen cars on any given night. Nine of those cars had perfect attendance for the ten race events that were run. Eight different drivers won a feature with John Karley and Chris Milwain both winning two. Three drivers made their debut with the club, Cassidy March, Rick Schurr and Joey Atkinson. Dave gave a big thanks to Sharon Yost and George McLeod for their hard work as Handicapper and Assistant Handicapper respectively.

The following is a list of the award winners.

The Top 20
20th-Daryl Henwood #29
19th-Rick Jones #99
18th-Steve Lyons #9
17th-Chris Milwain #21
16th-Corey Jones #71
15th-Stev March #95
14th-Cassidy March #27
13th-GaryElliott/Rick Schurr/Rob Rowse #36
12th-Patrick Reulens/Kyle Mackenzie #47
11th-Adrain Donkers/Philip Shaw #6
10th-Mike Podd/Ian McIntyre #5
9th-Jeff Shaw #81
8th-Ron Easton #00
7th-Steve Trendell #57
6th-Mike Williams #7
5th-John Karley #19
4th-Brian Atkinson #92
3rd-Ben Charbonneau #2
2nd-Shane Stickel #39
1st-Jason Keen #18 (2010 Lucas Oil CVM Champion)

Media Award sponsored by Flamboro Machine Shop
Mike Williams/Randy Spencer

Iron Man Award sponsored by Gary Elliott
Ron Easton #00

Volunteer Award
George McLeod

Hard Luck Award sponsored by World Wide Electric
Corey Jones #71

Most Improved Driver sponsored by H&M Auto
Mike Williams #7

Best Pit Crew sponsored by Terrier Excavating
#7 MGD Racing-Dave Williams, Brian Henvey, Derek Therrien, Fred Zaffuto, John Donkers, Bob Smith, Stephen Williams, Mike Williams

Most Popular Driver sponsored by Oakville Trailer
Jeff Shaw #81

Most Sportsmanlike Driver sponsored by Tandem Air Specialists
Mike Podd/Ian McIntyre #5

Best Appearing Car sponsored by Trendell Racing
Shane Stickel #39

Most positions gained in one night sponsored by Oakville Automotive
Mike Podd #5/Steve Lyons #9

Most Feature Wins sponsored by Performance Plus
John Karley #19/Chris Milwain #21

Best First Year Driver sponsired by John’s R.V.
Cassidy March #27

Rookie of the Year sponsored by John’s R.V.
Rick Schurr #36

Hank Franks Memorial Season Opener Feature Winner
Jason Keen #18

Mid Season Feature Winner
Jeff Shaw #81

End Season Feature Winner
Patrick Reulens #47

President’s Award
Susan Easton/Lynn Bowden

A BIG thank you went out to the club sponsors:

Lucas Oil Products
Grisdale Enterprises
Georgetwon Printing
Wiersma Trucking
Flamboro Machine Shop
Creative Edge Signs/Jungle Cat Designs
John’s R.V.
Sapphire Web Design
B&B Decals

Photos courtesy Derek Smith / RacePulse.com

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Reulens, McLellan And Hoskins Take Flamboro Wins

Reulens, McLellan And Hoskins Take Flamboro Wins

By Randy Spencer / OntarioOval.com – It was the final night of the regular season at Flamboro Speedway and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks were on hand along with the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets. Unlike last weeks final feature races for the Freedom Village Thunder Cars and Grisdale Late Models, Dave Bailey the current Mini Stock points leader and defending champion, just had to take the green to wrap up his fourth title in five years.

In qualifying, Ken Stenhouse and Brandon McFerran  were winners in the Mini Stock division, Mike Podd and Steve Trendell were victorious in the Canadian Vintage Modified heat races. Eric Van Wyngaarden won the Mini Stock consi race. Can Am Midget heat races were won by Darren McLennan and Rob Neely. Justin Fraser got his first checkered flag winning the ‘B’ Feature.

After the intermission, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks hit the track for their 25 lap feature. Before one lap was in the books, the #15 car of Matt Dean took a very hard hit coming out of turn 4 and was turned around and the back left side took the full force of the impact and the left rear tire came off the car. Dean who started the night second in points was taken off on the flatbed truck. On the restart, Dave Bailey was charging for the front quickly and by lap 7 the was on the bumper of leader Russ Aicken. The two battled hard for several laps until a caution came out on lap 13. On the restart, Aicken and Bailey would continue their battle but another car want to enter the dance. The Rabbit Rob Hoskins was on the bumper and at one point tried to go through the middle of the leaders but backed off. Hoskins seemed to fall off the pace but quickly caught up and got past Bailey and Aiken and took the checkered flag. Hoskins in an on track interview at the start finish line with Josh Paxton was pumped and extremely happy to take the win, called the Race of the year. Also interviewed on track was Dave Bailey who was unofficially crowned the Mini Stock champion. He was happy but really wanted the win in the feature he said.

The Can AM Midgets were next up and they did their salute to the fans lining up 4 abreast. Darren McLennan came into the race looking for his first Can Am Midget points championship. He led the second place car of Rob Neely by just 16 points. Right off the start the McLennan (#48) and Daniel Bois (#49)battled for the lead for the the majority of the race. A very exciting and clean race was nearing the end and with just three laps left McLennan and Bois were getting mixed up with lapped traffic and as the cars were heading down the back stretch McLellan passed Justin Fraser (#97) on the inside and Bois on the outside. Fraser and Bois got together and both cars lifted off the track and started to slide and roll down the track ending up in a pile in the corner with a fire in the 97 car. Emergency service personnel rushed to the scene and the fire was quickly extinguished. Both drivers were ok and racing resumed after a lengthy clean up. Darren McLennan was able to keep the lead on the restart and not only won the race but claimed his first Lucas Oil Can Am Midget title.

The final race on the night was the 30 lap feature for the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Daryl Henwood and Patrick Reulens were on the poll to take the green on the last regular race of the 2011 race season. Lots of bumping and shoving but overall a really good race. Ron Easton retired to the infield with some technical difficulties ending his chance at taking the points title. Easton came into the night trailing defending champion and current point leader Jason Keen by 27 points.. With Henwood leading the race Patrick Reulens used some lapped traffic to make his move and got around Henwood and held the lead, and an exciting conclusion to the season. Jason Keen finished 7th and was unofficially crowned champion winning back to back titles in just his second full year with the Vintage Modifieds.

That capped off a tremendous season at Flamboro Speedway. After some trouble getting the season underway back in April, a lot of tremendous racing action through out the summer with some great memories made. The Grisdale races, the Canada Day Race of Champions with the Nascar stars, Spencer, Irvan and Scrader were just two of many highlights of the year. Congratulations to all the drivers on a great season, especially the season champions, Jason Shaw in Grisdale Late Models, David Elliott in the Grisdale Triple Crown series for Late Models, Brad Collison in the Freedom Village Thunder Cars, John Verney in the Pro 4 (F4) Modified division and Dave Bailey in the Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks. Make sure you plan to attend the annual Oktoberfest Classic with two days of great racing action. Saturday is qualifying for the Ontario Sportsmen, Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, F4 Modifieds, Hurricane Midgets, Open Wheel Modifieds and Limited Late Models. Feature Racing for the F4 Modifieds, Hurricane Midgets and Open Wheel Modifieds and Main Event is the 100 Lap feature for the Ontario Sportsmen. Sunday’s action includes last chance qualifying for Late Models, Thunder Cars and Limited Late Models. Main Event Lineup includes, 50 laps for the Grisdale Late Models-Round One, 50 laps for the Limited Late Models, 40 laps for the Freedom Village Thunder Cars, 30 laps for the Ponderosa Resort Mini Stocks and 50 laps for the Grisdale Late Models-Round Two. Times for both days, Pit gates open at 10am, Grandstand opens at 12 noon and Racing starts at 3pm. See you at the races!!!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #5 Ken Stenhouse, #88 Mark Dennis, #01 Mark Da Silva, #77 James Idsardi, #81 Samantha Shaw, #51 Linda Dean, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #10 Courtney Scott, #94 Kurt Boutcher

Mini Stock Heat #2: #64 Brandon McFerran, #71 Russ Aicken, #37 Rob Hoskins, #15 Matt Dean, #13 Mike Holmes, #28 Dale Shaw, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #43 Sarah Miskiewicz, #31 Dave Bailey, #22 Wade Watson, #44 Dale Cooke

Mini Stock Consi: #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #31 Dave Bailey, #43 Sarah Miskiewicz, #22 Wade Watson, #94 Kurt Boutcher, #19 Brittany Idsardi,
#44 Dale Cooke, #10 Courtney Scott, #84 Lisa Deleeuw

Mini Stock Feature: #37 Rob Hoskins, #31 Dave Bailey, #71 Russ Aicken, #01 Mark Da Silva, #64 Brandon McFerran, #13 Mike Holmes, #81 Samantha Shaw, #43 Sarah Miskiewicz, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #28 Dale Shaw, #77 James Idsardi, #44 Dale Cooke, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #84 Lisa Deleeuw, #10 Courtney Scott, #51 Linda Dean, #94 Kurt Boutcher (DNF), #15 Matt Dean (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1: #5 Mike Podd, #81 Jeff Shaw, #9 Steve Lyons, #36 Rick Schurr, #19 John Karley, #92 Brian Atkinson, #27 Kevin Jantzen, #29 Daryl Henwood (RD), #00 Ron Easton

Canadian Vintage Modifeid Heat #2: #57 Steve Trendell, #7 Michael Williams, #39 Shane Stickel, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #18 Jason Keen, #71 Corey Jones, #6 Phil Shaw, #47 Patrick Reulens, #99 Rick Jones

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature: #47 Patrick Reulens, #29 Daryl Henwood, #57 Steve Trendell, #7 Michael Williams, #39 Shane Stickel, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #18 Jason Keen, #9 Steve Lyons, #92 Brian Atkinson, #19 John Karley, #6 Adrian Donkers,#81 Jeff Shaw, #5 Ian McIntyre (DNF), #36 Rick Schuur, #99 Rick Jones, #27 Kevin Jantzen (DNF), #00 Ron Easton (DNF), #71 Corey Jones (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Season End Points: 1. #18 Jason Keen 609 pts., 2. #7 Michael Williams 584 pts., 3. #39 Shane Stickel 577 pts., 4. #00 Ron Easton 568 pts., 5. #57 Steve Trendell 560 pts., 6. #2 Ben Charbonneau 545 pts., 7. #92 Brian Atkinson 544 pts., 8. #19 John Karley 535 pts., 9.. #81 Jeff Shaw 533 pts., 10. Adrian Donkers/Phil Shaw 512 pts., 11. #47 Patrick Reulens/Kyle Mackenzie 493 pts., 12. #5 Mike Podd/Ian McIntyre 464 pts., 13. #36 Gary Elliott/Rick Schurr/Rob Rowse 457 pts., 14. #27 Kevin Jantzen/Cassidy March 387 pts., 15. #95 SteveMarch 385 pts., 16. #71 Corey Jones 376 pts., 17. #2 Chris Milwain 346 pts., 18. #9 Steve Lyons 307 pts., 19. #99 Rick Jones 291 pts., 20. #29 Daryl Henwood 283 pts., 21. #50 Joe Atkinson 213 pts., 22. #14 Nic Wiersma 108 pts., 23. #75 Jim Sweers 89 pts., 24. #26 Willis Mahood 31 pts.

Can Am Midgets Heat#1: #48 Darren McLellan

Can Am Midgets Heat #2: #1 Rob Neely

Can Am Midgets B Feature: #97 Justin Fraser

Can AM Midgets Feature:  #48 Darren McLellan,  #3 Todd Cresswell,  #1 Rob Neely,  #24 Barry Dunn,  #39 Corey Moesker,  #93 Andy Mackereth,  #12 David Balych,  #22 Chris Bauman, #36 Mike Westwood,  #64 Dave Hickson,  #28 Paul Smith,  #69 Earl Caine,  #49 Daniel Bois,  #40 Mack DeMan,  #97 Justin Fraser,  #14 Rob DiVenzano,  #7 Jeff Blackburn,  #44 Tom Kyle,  #63 Carey Hickson, #01 Colin Turnbull (DNS), #16 Chris Holman (DNS), Dave McKnight (DNS)

Photos by Lisa Lott

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Season Drawing To A Close For Canadian Vintage Modified

Season Drawing To A Close For Canadian Vintage Modified

By Randy Spencer / OntarioOval.com – This Saturday night at Flamboro marks the end of another great season of Stock Car racing by the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. The Ontario Amateur Racing Club (Voronos Incorporated) was officially formed in 1966 to ensure that these unique race cars be perpetuated for all time.

Known to many as the Hobby Club, the Coupes and Coaches were prevalent Back in the Day and they were commonly used in racing and known back then as Jalopies. In the mid sixties, this class of car began to be phased out as newer body styles began to predominate the racing landscape. Nearing extinction, a group of racers joined together to form the new alliance to preserve the roots of Stock Car Racing. In November 1966, the Club Charter was granted and by 1968, a membership was impossible to get and cars ran three digit numbers. Most nights 70 cars would challenge for 24 spots in the nightly feature event.. But all wasn’t rosy and dissension in the ranks almost killed hobby racing. But one man, a man who was a friend to so many Bill Lyons, led a nine man executive that saved the club and shaped it into the way the club is still operated today with family participation being one of the main focal points. Sadly Bill Lyons passed away July 27th of this year and will be missed by so many he touched in the racing fraternity.

In the early 1980′s, the club made a decision to compete on 10″ racing slicks. The expense became too great for many of the racers and several of the dedicated members left the club. In 1982, the return of street tires once again saw a resurgence in the club. The following year the club lost its major sponsor and a small group of racers broke away and formed their own club known as the Ontario Outlaw Racers Association. Led by former club president, Harry Nicholson, the new group planned on running the same chassis and engine setup but using a more compact body style. The experiment failed and the Outlaw club ceased to exist within a few years. In 1984, the club made their first East Coast Tour to the Maritimes and the following year they made their first trek to Michigan and the Kalamazoo Speedway and that would lead to trips to Berlin, Flat Rock and Spartan Speedways….among many others. That same year the Canadian Vintage Modified Hobby Hall of Fame was formed to honor those who have made a the Hobby club what it is today. Bill Lyons and Bill Wakish were the first two inductees and Doc Roper was the 48th and latest member added in 2009.

By the 1990′s the Hobby Cars had become one of the most competitive and quickest classes. They left their home track of thirty years, Flamboro Speedway, as they became very sought after by tracks all over the province. The Hobby Club, as mentioned previously, are very family oriented. Many drivers have followed in the footsteps of their fathers and got their start in the club. Some of these names include Lyons, Elliott and Shaw…just a name a few. Over the years, some of the names that have been champions include some of the greatest names in racing history. Earl Stroh, Roger Downie, Bill Lyons, Jim Collison, Fred Poets, Don Rammage, Doug Didero, Rich Farraway, Terry Dickenson, Ron Shaw, Lee & Ron Jerome and so many others. One of the best known hobby drivers is Gary Elliott. His first year in the hobby car was in 1972 and the Iron Man still races it part time today. He competes in the Late Model Series at Flamboro.  Elliott is just completing his 43rd year in racing in 2011 has truly earned his nickname. In the 42 years Gary has had perfect attendance in 35 of them. I asked Gary how many races and wins he has in his career. “I would guess that I have over 2,200 races started and 220 wins taking everything…heats, consi’s, semi’s and features..”Another who Elliott calls “The All Time Best”….Smilin’ Ray Hughes, started in 1968 winning 8 points hobby car points championships, double the number of any other driver in the history of the club. Ray retired his yellow and black car after racing his final race September 18, 2010. The club continues to grow because of its unique and competitive racing style that the fans love. New and young drivers are carrying on the legacy today like Stickel, Keen, Williams, Atkinson, Jones and March.

Heading into the final race, defending champion, 24 year old Jason Keen of Oakville leads the points race with 551. The final points night is real tight at first glance.  But realistically the only cars that can pass the 18 in points are 92, 39, and 2. This is because a few variables, mainly the drop night, also points are structured at 1 point per finishing position.  The heats points start at 8 then 7,6,5, etc., the feature starts at 30 then 29,28, 27 etc. Max points in one night is 53 (heat 8 + feature 30 + show points 30).  But anything can happen and nothing is ever certain until the cars hit the track.

The following is a list of the 2011 Canadian Vintage Modified drivers lineup.

#0 Phil Shaw-1928 Pontiac Coupe , Three time champion, Phil has been racing with the club for 12 years. He has taken some time off this year and has only competed in a couple of races in 2011. Known for his power slide through the corners, Phil comes from a long list of Shaw’s to race with the club.
                                
#00 Ron Easton-1935 Ford Coach, A veteran of 27 years in racing, Ron has spent the past 24 years racing with the CVM. He was the rookie of the racing with the N.Y. Modified series. Got into racing helping Keith Barton at Flamboro Speedway where he met his wife Susan. One of his greatest memories was winning a Feature at Cayuga Speedway. Ron picked up the Mid Season Championship earlier this year at Delaware Speedway.

#2 Ben Charbonneau-1931 Chev 5 window Coupe w/V8 crate, the 7 year CVM veteran got his start with the Waterloo Regional Kart club and started crewing for CVM racer Matt Bedard. His good friend Wayne Stevens got him involved originally. His greatest moment was winning a qualifier at Sparta Speedway in Michigan by a foot over the legend Ray Hughes.

#5 Ian McIntyre-1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe, shares the races duties with Mike Podd in the #5 car. Cutting his teeth in karts he has been with the CVM for three years. Started helping Mike and Bill Podd in 1981 and started driving part time in 2007. Has received top club rookie and most improved driver awards.

#5 Mike Podd-1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe, shares the racing duties with Ian McIntyre.. Mike is a 21 year veteran with the CVM and his primary sponsor is Grisdale Racing Products. Mike’s dad Bill has been a long time member of the club and was a 2005 Inductee into the CVM Hall of Fame.

#6 Adrian Donkers- This 27 year old native of Elora has been with the club for 8 years. Adrian won his first feature in only his 4th race start in his rookie year. He won the club’s Iron Man award in 2005 and previously raced a Coach and is sponsored by Maple Lodge Farms. This year when he hasn’t been available to race, Phil Shaw has raced a couple of times in the green #6.

#7 Michael Williams-1934 Chevy Coupe, Mike has been with the club for three years. He won the Rookie of the Year in 2009 and Best Pit Crew last year. He got his start in racing at Formula Kartways in Brampton and Mike and his dad Dave bought the car from Dave Stephens in 2008 and his first time in the car was an actual race at Flamboro. He runs the #7 in memory of the late Arnold “Doc” Roper, a former racer and president of the club.

#9 Steve Lyons-1932 Frontenac, Steve’s dad Bill was a driving force in the club since it became into being and was one of the greatest hobby drivers of all time. A four time CVM champion, Steve got his start karting where he won 13 championships. He’s been with the club for 19 years. He won the the heat and feature in only his second night of racing the hobby car. In 1994 Steve won the Rookie of the Year, Flamboro Points Championship, Overall Points, and Most Consistent Driver awards. One of the most consistent drivers in the club’s history.

#14 Nic Wiersma-1929 Ford Coupe, Nic, like many CVM racers got his start in the Waterloo Regional Kart Club. Raced 5 years and won Rookie of the Year. Voted Most Consistent driver the native of Kitchener got his start with the club 8 years ago and in his rookie year 2004 shared a ride with Steve Lyons and they won the club championship. Past Twin 25′s champion, Hard charger and Most features wins are on Nic’s resume as well.

#18 Jason Keen-1931 Chev Coach, Jason burst onto the scene and in his first full year with the club he won the overall points championship just like his grandfather Bob did way back in 1957. A graduate of the Wateroo Regional Kart Club, Jason also raced Cup Lite cars, 3/4 size NASCAR bodies with snowmobile engines. Started racing Ron Easton’s back up car  and started racing it full time last season. Winner of 5 karting championships and was Rookie of the Year in karting, the Cup Lite cars and with the CVM, a pretty impressive stat on it’s own merit. Jason is the current points leader this year.

#19 John Karley-1934 Studebaker 3W Coupe w/V8 crate, John got his racing honestly enough. His dad Gene was a veteran and pioneer of racing in this part of Ontario and raced from 1947-1976. Gene’s nephew is Earl Stroh and Gene taught him to drive and eventually became the car to beat, known as the Fireball 5. John a native of Kitchener has raced with the CVM for 24 years  and has served as president for 4 years and prides himself on his 100 % perfect attendance for 15+ years. His highest finish was  2nd in 2008 and has finished in the top 5 for 8 + years. John got his start racing in an enduro race at Varney in 1985 just 2 months after Gene passed away. He helped Charlie Beck on his
#79 hobby car in 1987 and bought his first hobby car from Murray Timm in 1989. John is owner of Georgetown Printing.
 
#21 Chris Milwain-1932 Chevy 5 Window, Chris is in his 2nd year with the club and a great season early on winning back to back features and is always a top runner.

#26 Willis Mahood-1929 Volvo P485, Willis is in his second year with the club. He was the Mini Stock Champion at Flamboro Speedway in a Volvo in 2009 and is the only man standing in the way of Dave Bailey having 5 straight mini championships. Willis is a colorful guy racing a bright yellow car in 2010 and this season it’s a bright orange color. He has had some tough luck this year.

#27 Cassidy March/ Kevin Janzen-1936 Pontiac Coach. This is their rookie year. Cassidy’s dad Steve runs the #95 car. Car is owned by Rob Clark and they reside in Dundas and Cameron Ontario respectively.

#28 Matt Bedard-1928 Essex Coupe, Matt has raced for 20 years and this is his 7th with the CVM. A past member of the Waterloo Regional Kart Club where he started racing at age 8 and also raced a Street Stock for 2 years at Flamboro prior to running in the hobby club.

#29 Daryl Henwood-1938 Dodge, Daryl is in his 16th year of racing in which 15 has been spent with the CVM club. The 34 year old CVM veteran is from Paris and main sponsors are Aspen Events, Mettech Industries and Georgetown Printers.

#36 Gary Elliott/Rick Schurr/Rob Rowse-1933 Chev Coupe V8 Crate. Well what else is there to say about Gary Elliott that hasn’t already been said. He got his start in Demolition Derbys at Pinecrest Speedway back in 1969. First Hobby Championship was in 1989, second in 1999. Raced with son David and daughter Shirley in 1992, one of his greatest thrills. Gary currently races in the Late Model class at Flamboro and has been sponsored by Quaker State for almost 40 years. Was CVM club president for 7 years, one of the greatest ambassadors of hobby car racing around. Racing the Late Model the majority of the time has enabled Gary to allow Rick and Rob race it. Rick is the son of Gary’s hero Glen Schurr, one of the original owners of Flamboro Speedway 50 years ago and on of the greatest Super Modified racers Back in the Day.

#38 Doug Hood-1930 Model A Ford, 5 Window Coupe, Doug is from Freelton and has raced with the CVM for 21 years.

#39 Shane Stickel-1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe, a graduate of the Waterloo Regional Kart Club where he won the Brian Stewart karting Championship and 3 other championships. He’s raced for 10 years and this is his 2nd with the CVM. His dad raced Street Stocks. His greatest memory is winning his first feature race at Sauble Speedway earlier this year and is in the hunt for the 2011 Points title. He was named CVM freshman of the year last year and has had Best Appearing Car and Best Engineered car as well.

#46 Mike Klotz-1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe, the Cambridge resident has raced for 13 years with the CVM. Was voted the Most Improved and Best Pit crew.

#47 Patrick Ruelens-1936 Dodge Coupe Chev 250, has raced for seven years with the CVM club.

#50 Joe Atkinson-1927 Essex 5 Window coup w/4.3L V6, Joe is the son of long time racer, Brian Atkinson. Joe has been in just a few races so far in 2011.

#57 Steve Trendell-1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe, Steve ran 10 years of Go Karts, and is in his 9th year at Flamboro. His dad Dave raced for several years and is current president of the club. Has won several awards including, Iron Man, Hard Charger, Best Engineered and Best Workmanship. Winning his first feature is one of his greatest moments.

#64 Mark Klotz-1931 Ford 5 Window Coupe, at age 31 Mark has spent almost 15 years in the racers seat. His brother Mike also races in the club. Some of his awards, 100%, Best Pit crew and Most Improved.

#71 Corey Jones-1936 Dodge Coupe, the 21 year old from Shakespeare is entering his 2nd year with the club and raced 6 years in the WRKC. Won a Brian Stewart Championship. Has had some tough luck this year.

#75 Jim Sweers-1934 Ford 240 Inline 6, Jim is a veteran of racing at Flamboro.  Also races a bright orange Late Model at Flamboro.

#81 Jeff Shaw-1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe, Another member of the famed Shaw family, one of the greatest guys you’ll ever want to meet. In his 9th racing season, the car is owned by Ron and Helen Shaw. Some of his accomplishments include, 2006 Media Award; Raised over $1200.00 for Angel Hair for Kids, 2005/06 Perfect Attendance and 2000/01 & 03 Most Popular Driver.

#92 Brian Atkinson-1937 Dodge Coupe 255 C.I. Rambler, Brian is a 23 year racing veteran in which 18 of those have been with the CVM. A big fan of Harvey Lennox, back in the day he used #10 in honor of him. He would watch Harv race Super Modifieds back at Flamboro in the 60′s. Raced the #92 ever since in honor of Terry Dickenson. He says his best racing moments are yet to come but some of his accomplishments include 1975 Rookie of the Year, 1976 Speedway Park Points Champion, 1976 Twin 25′s winner, Gold Cup in 1976 and 982, Most Sportsmanlike in 2005, Mid Season winner in 2007 and had just missed the points title more times than he can remember.

#95 Steve March-1936 Dodge Coach, Steve is back for his first year in many after previously running with the club back in 1995 at age 16. Raced a Street Stock at Delaware from 1996-98. His son Cassidy started racing at 5 yrs old  and races micro carts dirt and pavement. He loved Lighting McQueen, that’s were the number 95 came from. His favorite moment was is first ever lap made back in 1995.

#96 Chuck McKee-1939 5 Window Ford Coupe, This is the 28 year old’s 7th season with the CVM. 5 Years as a pit crew member with the 81 car Shaw Racing. Accomplishments and awards include, 2004 Rookie of the Year, 2005 Most Sportsmanlike and 100% Perfect Attendance, 2008 Most Improved Driver & Best Pit Crew.

#99 Rick Jones-1936 Chev 5 window coupe w/V8 crate, Rick’s brother Davey Jones raced a CVM for over a decade starting in 1976. In 1977, he got his first win in his CVM rookie season and in 2007 he finished 5th overall in Limited Late Models at Varney. Rick’s dad had all the push and tow trucks and was assistant flag man at Flamboro and later became the flagman at Cayuga. Brother Dave as well as cousins Paul and Don Lewis all drove CVM’s.
 
That is a recap of some of the drivers that will be on hand this Saturday as the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified race club will close out their 2011 season. In 2015, the club will be celebrating 50 years and are the oldest oldest continually active racing organization in Canada! I have been researching for a few years and I’m working on a project to be released in 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Any information on the club would be greatly appreciated, stories, pictures, contact names etc. would be used in the project . Please contact me at rspencer@ ontariooval.com. For more information on the club please check them out at http://www.vintagemods.com/

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A Night Of Open Wheel Action At Flamboro Speedway

A Night Of Open Wheel Action At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer (Saturday, August 13th, 2011) – It was Open Wheel Night at Flamboro Speedway as two Touring Series joined the Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks and the F4 Modifieds. The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets were on hand for some exciting  racing action under a full moon. Lots of wild four wide action, a roll over and a $150 “Bounty” on F4 Modified driver Stan Pokupec made for an interesting night.

Mark DaSilva and Mark Dennis were victorious in Mini Stock qualifying. Jason Keen, who began the night first in points in the Canadian Vintage Modifieds series took the first heat while John Karley took heat #2. The “Silver Bullet” John Verney took the F4 Modified heat. The Can Am Midget heat winners were Daniel Bois and Rob Neely.

Feature racing got under way with the B feature for the Can Am Midgets. Chris Holman, who was making his first start of the season, took the checkered flag holding off rookies Justin Fraser and Dave Hickson.

The A features were all set with Courtney Scott and Glen Vandergeld leading nineteen Mini Stocks onto the track for their 25 lap main event. The green flag flew and cars were jockeying for position going into turns one and two. Coming out of two four wide, about a half dozen cars got out of shape with Russ Aicken getting the worst of it taking a hard shot to his front end and his night was over early. A complete restart would result and Ken Stenhouse took the lead early and held it for most of the race. Stenhouse led a three car field that included two Spira Fire Protection cars, Billy Schwartzenburg and Wade Watson and they began to put some distance between them and the rest of the pack. Matt Dean, who had some problems in the qualifier, retired to the infield half way through the race ending a disappointing night for the driver the little Honda that entered racing tonight just 19 points back of defending champ Dave Bailey.. As the lead cars started to get into lapped traffic and #86 Schwartzenburg took advantage of his outside line taking the lead in turn three on lap 15. The 86 car started to break away as Stenhouse and Dale Shaw battled hard for second and third. The checkered flag flew with Schwartzenburg winning his first feature of the year. It’s been a tough year for Billy and he was all smiles and look relieved as he spoke with Josh Paxton in victory lane.

The Canadian Vintage Modified feature was next up and Steve March and Patrick Reulens starting up front. An early caution came out as Ron Easton spun in turn one. Reluens was battling hard with Steve March and Ian McIntyre for several laps early on. The feature winner last time out at Flamboro, Jeff Shaw, made a quick turn into the infield sliding to a stop.. Shaw had some engine problems in practice but got that taken care of but his night was done with what appeared to be a stearing issue. Rob Rowse was behind the wheel of Gary Elliott’s #36 hobby car for the night and sparks were flying from the front left wheel whenever he braked. He finally had to retire to the infield and it looked as though something ended up breaking and was removed by Ray’s Towing when racing was finished. On the restart John Karley, who won his heat, was making great strides and was gaining on the front two cars, Reulens and the #95 of Steve March. On lap 15, Pat Reulens and Steve Trendell got mixed up on the front stretch and the result was the 57 car of Trendell side ways into the infield. Starter Ding DeLeuuw gave Reulens the black flag for rough driving. Reulens didn’t fall to the back of the pack but John Karley got by him on the back stretch with 9 laps to go. Karley held the lead and took his second feature race win of the year. Karley who is a real fan favorite climbed from the car exhausted but smiling from ear to ear as he acknowledge the crowd.

The Can Am Midget feature took took to the track with #49 Daniel Bois and #44 Tom Kyle were up front. As the cars cruised around, the front of the pack separated and the rear of the field came up he middle to go four wide as they do every feature to salute the crowd before they take the green flag. Bois, who was victorious earlier in the evening shot out to a quick lead. The 49 car was among six cars that wrecked on the first lap of their last race at Sauble Speedway. Bois’ crew had a huge job on their hands and changed a lot of parts but it paid off for the team with the heat victory earlier. As racing continued, a top points car #40 Mack Deman started to smoke on the back stretch and he pulled off to the infield and a fire broke out as fluid got on the hot engine. Deman managed to get out and other than disappointed, he seemed to be none the worse for wear. Another top runner, Barry Dunn was on a mission and battling his way to the front and found his way up to third but got a little to close to the second place car of David Balych and spun out between turns three and four. His disappointment was evident as his night was finished. Bois continued to lead with Rob Neely, David Balych and Todd Creswell hot on his tail. Balych and Creswell were battling for third and fourth, door to door. On lap 19, Balych got out of shape hit the turn four wall hard and bouned around went upside down and came to rest back on four wheels at the track entrance. The red flag came out as emergency crews rushed to the wreck. Seeing the wild and violent crash everyone held their breath as Balych was removed from the car. He’ll be sore for a while but he was medically cleared and racing was ready to resume with the field down to just 7 cars after 17 took the green. On the last couple of laps, former Cascar star and 2010 Midget Points champion Rob Neely made several attempts to get by Bois but was unsuccessful and Bois completed a perfect night. He showed his excitement doing some “donuts” along the front stretch and climbed from the car, grabbed the checkered flag and climbed the starters stand to salute the crowd.

TheF4 feature was the last race of the evening and it was the “Bounty” race. #17 Stan Pokupec, the “Founding Father” of F4 modified racing was a wanted man. Posters in the pits jokingly read Outlaw Wanted for stealing 7 consecutive wins. $150 reward for anyone catches and brings to justice Stan the Man. Pokupec got off to a slow start this year but as been setting an incredible pace of late. It was a special weekend for Stan as the veteran driver was celebrating his 70th birthday! Being the gentleman he is, Pokupec started from the rear of the pack. The green flagged dropped and Stan the Man took off and thread the needle going up the middle and was up to third place by the lap two. John Verney was the leader but sparks began to become evident from under the Silver Bullet. Debris on the race track brought out the yellow and after it was picked up it was determined it was the started off of Verney’s car.  Verney lined up side by side with the “Outlaw” Pokupec and a green, white, checker finish was in the offing. The cars came out of turn four to take the green and as Pokupec put the pedal to the metal a huge cloud of smoke went up. Pokupec sat on the apron in turn one with a thick trail of oil behind his car. Track officials called the race with only three laps to go and the “Silver Bullet” John Verney was the new sheriff in town corralling the “Outlaw” and ending Pokupec’s streak at 7 and collected the bounty. Fireworks lit the sky and some of us enjoyed a little bubbly to celebrate Stan’s 70th birthday and Verney claiming the bounty prize.

With that another fine night of racing action came to a close. Next week regular racing returns with the Grisdale Late Models, the Freedom Village Thunder Cars and the F4 Modifieds and Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks return for Flamboro Speedway’s 50th Anniversary Celebration & Memorial Night. It’s going to be a great night as dozens of former racers, mechanics and others that have made Flamboro the great race track it is for the past 50 years. More names will be added to the Memorial trophy and from what I hear several of the big names that enjoyed huge success over the years will be in attendance. You don’t want to miss it. Check Flamboro’s website, http://www.flamborospeedway.ca for more information. See you at the races!!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #84 Glen Vandergeld, #22 Wade Watson, #10 Courtney Scott, #77 James Idsardi,
#19 Brittany Idsardi, #13 Mike Holmes (RD), #21 Mark Dickson

Mini Stock Heat #2: #88 Mark Dennis, #31 Dave Bailey, #71 Russ Aicken, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #28 Dale Shaw, #81 Samantha Shaw, #64 Brandon McFerran, #51 Linda Dean, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #15 Matt Dean (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature: #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #28 Dale Shaw, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #31 Dave Bailey, #22 Wade Watson, #88 Mark Dennis, #13 Mike Holmes, #81 Samantha Shaw, #01 Mark DaSilva, #77 James Idsardi, #10 Courtney Scott, #51 Linda Dean, #84 Glen Vandergeld, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #21 Mark Dickson, #64 Brandon McFerran, #15 Matt Dean (DNF), #71 Russ Aicken (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1: #18 Jason Keen, #81 Jeff Shaw, #39 Shane Stickel, #7 Michael Williams, #92 Brian Atkinson, #9 Steve Lyons, #95 Steve March, #47 Pat Reulens, #99 Rick Jones, #6 Phil Shaw

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2: #19 John Karley, #57 Steve Trendell, #5 Ian McIntyre, #00 Ron Easton, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #75 Jim Sweers, #50 Joe Atkinson, #36 Rob Rowse (DNF), #26 Willis Mahood (DNF), #27 Cassidy March (DNF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature: #19 John Karley, #95 Steve March, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #92 Brian Atkinson, #18 Jason Keen, #7 Michael Williams, #9 Steve Lyons, #5 Ian McIntyre, #6 Phil Shaw, #99 Rick Jones, #57 Steve Trendell, #50 Joe Atkinson, #39 Shane Stickel (DNF), #36 Rob Rowse (DNF), #81 Jeff Shaw (DNF), #75 Jim Sweers (DNF), #47 Pat Reulens (DQ)

F4 Modified Heat: #43 John Verney, #17 Stan Pokupec, #8 Craig Shaver, #3 Mark Millard, #37 Dan Nanticoke, #7, #19 Dan Petit, #36 Dave Hodgekinson (DNF), #9 Brian Nanticoke (DNF), #63 Mark Lucas (DNF)

F4 Modified Feature: #43 John Verney, #3 Mark Millard, #63 Mark Lucas, #36 Dave Hodgekinson, #8 Craig Shaver, #37 Dan Nanticoke, #17 Stan Pokupec, #7, #19 Dan Petit

Can Am Midgets Heat #1: #49 Daniel Bois, #24 Barry Dunn, #00 Greg Smulders, #3 Todd Creswell, #01 Colin Turnbull, #97 Justin Fraser, #46 Mike Westwood, #64 Dave Hickson

Can Am Midgets Heat#2: #1 Rob Neely, #40 Mack Deman, #48 Darren McLennan, #44 Tom Kyle, #12 David Balych, #16 Chris Holman, #22 Chris Bauman, #93 Adrian Stahle

Can Am Midget B Feature: #16 Chris Holman, #97 Justin Fraser, #64 Dave Hickson, #22 Chris Bauman, #69 Earl Caine, #46 Mike Westwood

Can Am Midget A Feature: #49 Daniel Bois, #1 Rob Neely, #00 Greg Smulders, #48 Darren McLennan, #16 Chris Holman, #44 Tom Kyle, #22 Chris Bauman, #3 Todd Cresswell, #12 David Balych, #69 Earl Caine, #46 Mike Westwood, #64 Dave Hickson, #24 Barry Dunn, #01 Colin Turnbull, #40 Mack Deman, #97 Justin Fraser, #93 Adrian Stahle, #14 Rob Divenzano (DNS)

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Easton Wins On Nostalgia Night At Delaware Speedway

Easton Wins On Nostalgia Night At Delaware Speedway

By Randy Spencer – An exciting night of racing at Delaware Speedway July 29th began with nostalgia night, celebrating the track s 60th anniversary. The speedway s new history gallery opened at the base of the broadcast tower and included photos and programs from the speedways opening in 1952 to present day. A classic car cruise also took place before the event. The  FT Garage Late Models, Dynamic Fluids Super Stocks and the GAW Enduro Challenge were joined by the Canadian Vintage Modifieds for this special night of racing.

Each class ran 2 qualifying heats to set the lineups for the feature events later in the evening. The Dynamic Fuels Super Stock feature was up first. They put on a great show as usual with a great start and lots of jockeying for position. Jason Lidster got tied up with another car in turn 2 bringing out the caution and ending their night on lap 15. On the restart Steve Smith was in the lead followed closely by Darrell Lake and Paul Fothergill. Smith was putting some distance between him and the rest of the field as Lake and Fothergill were battling bumper to bumper but a caution on lap 21 once again tightened up the pack. When the green flag dropped again Fothergill managed to get by Lake on the back stretch taking second place. Jake Ott was battling with Fothergill and got by him to take third but Smith proved to much for the rest of the field taking the feature and with the victory he held the points lead in the Dynamic Fluids Super Stock Division with  his 5th consecutive top 5 feature finish.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds made their first trip to Delaware in 2011 and Corey Jones and Steve Trendell sat on the pole for their 25 lap main event. Ron Easton who started 4th in the field quickly made a move and when the field came around to complete lap one, Easton was the first across the line. By lap 3 Jeff Shaw, who started 6th, was on Easton’s bumper and the two battled for the next 15 laps. By lap 11 Easton and Shaw got into lapped traffic and going into turn 1 the two cars came together and Easton backed off slightly allowing Shaw to briefly take the lead. As they exited turn 4 Easton had regained first place and on lap 19 the two got mixed up once again in turn 3 with Shaw losing the battle and ended up facing the wrong way and had to much damage to continue. On the restart Brian Atkinson, who won his heat earlier in the evening was now in second place. Several cautions took place in the final few laps and on the final lap defending series champion Jason Keen was right on Easton’s bumper, but he held him off for the feature win. A special note, in the first heat, the “Iron Man” Gary Elliott took the checkered flag and in an interview at the finish line dedicated the victory to his friend and former CVM champion Bill Lyons who passed away Wednesday morning. Elliott said he doesn’t usually have a lot of luck at Delaware, but was fitting he won the race. Elliott and Lyons were at Flamboro testing Gary’s late model Tuesday night so this win was extra special for Gary.

The FT Garage Late Models were next and led to the green flag by Jay Doerr and Cole Powell for their 30 lap feature. A complete restart was needed as several cars got out of control entering the first turn. Just a few laps in coming down the front stretch, the #25 of Cole Powell and #86 of Kenny Forth got mixed up sending Forth into the wall under the starters stand and the 86 eventually ended up facing the wrong way against the inside retaining wall after being hit from behind by a few other cars. Forth quickly got out of his car and removed his helmet and appeared a man on a mission. Forth upset with being put into the wall hunted down Powell and with all he could muster launched his helmet at the 25 with a loud smash as the it hit the car. Forth had extensive front end damage and was taken off on the hook. Powell entered pit road and for unknown reason was unable to continue. Doerr dominated and got out to a big lead. Several cautions would tighten  the pack but Doerr had the car running really well and kept getting out to big leads.By the of the race he had almost a half track lead. The real battle was for second through fourth. Last week’s feature winner Matt Robblee was in second trying to hold off the hard charging Shawn Thompson. On lap 25 Thompson managed to overtake Robblee and the #81 of Andrew Gresel went with him. In the final few laps, Thompson’s car was beginning to show smoke from the rear of the car and seemed to let up a little and that was enough for Gressel to get by him to take second. Doerr proved to be to much and took the checkered flag for his first career feature win.

The final race of the night was a 35 lap feature for the GAW Recycling Enduro cars. Glencoe, Ontario native Derek McCullough won his heat and dominated the feature for a clean sweep on the night. Racing resumes this Wednesday at Delaware with the Krown Body Maintenance   Junior Racing League and they’re back at it again next Friday and Saturday night for back to back racing as the ISMA Super Modifeds invade the track for the DELAWARE CLASSIC WEEKEND EVENT!!! 35 lap feature Friday night and a 75 lap feature Saturday night for the Supers! For more information on the ISMA’s check them out at http://www..ismasupers.com/ and for more information on this event and so much more check Delaware Speedway’s website at http://www.delawarespeedway.com/

Big thanks to Paul and John Houghton and everyone at Delaware it was a great night!!

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature:1. Ron Easton, Jason Keen, Brian Atkinson, Steve Trendell, Mike Williams, Joe Atkinson, John Karley, Mike Podd, Ben Charbonneau, Shane Stickle, Daryl Henwood, Jeff Shaw, Corey Jones, Cassidy March, Steve March, Patrick Reulens, Gary Elliott, Adrian Donkers (DNS)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat 1:1. Gary Elliott, Shane Stickle, Jason Keen, Ron Easton, Corey Jones, Ben Charbonneau, Steve March, Cassidy March, Adrian Donkers

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat 2:1. Brian Atkinson, Mike Podd, Daryl Henwood, Mike Williams, Jeff Shaw, Steve Trendell, John Karley, Joe Atkinson, Patrick Reulens

Photos by Larissa Spencer

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Karley Captures Canadian Vintage Modified Win At The Beach

Karley Captures Canadian Vintage Modified Win At The Beach

By Michael Williams/www.vintagemods.com – Sauble Beach, Ont. – The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds traveled to Sauble Speedway this past weekend for the fifth race of the season. The Saturday Night Full Moon Racing event was presented by the Grey Roots Museum & Archives.  Before the race several Vintage Modified Cars and teams were on hand at the museum to cross promote the evenings racing event. 

When the Green flag dropped the #57 Steve Trendell pulled away to an early lead after starting outside pole.  The field bunched up from second place back until the caution came out on lap 3 when Ben Charbonneau spun in the #2 Chevy to avoid the field of cars that checked up in turn 1.  On the ensuing restart John Karley in the #19 got the jump on Trendell and was able to squeeze his nose in under the 57 in turn 1, by the time the two cars rolled through turns 3 & 4 the #19 was clear and was able to lead the rest of the way as the race stayed caution free for the remaining 22 laps.  Though the  track was able to stay green, there were several close calls that kept the fans entertained once Karley followed by Heat 1 winner Shane Stickle(#39) were able to break away from the field. On lap 5 the Rick Jones(99) spun off into the infield grass but was able to get it going after doing a couple donuts. 

On lap 6 there was contact between Corey Jones(71) and Michael Williams(7) sending the #7 car inches away from plowing through the track entrance wall, then on lap 7,  the #71 was shown the black flag for leaking fluid on the track. There was also a 4 car battle that heated up for third place which Adrian Donkers(6) was able to claim moving him into 2nd place in the points standings.  Steve Lyons(9) winner of the second heat, finished fourth followed by Lucas Oil points leader Jason Keen(18) who rounded out the top 5.
 
Top 10 Feature Results: 1st #19 John Karley;  2nd #39 Shane Stickle;  3rd #6 Adrian Donkers;  4th #9 Steve Lyons;  5th #18 Jason Keen;  6th #00 Ron Easton;  7th #57 Steve Trendell;  8th #2 Ben Charbonneau;  9th #81 Jeff Shaw; 10th #7 Michael Williams; Heat One Winner #39 Shane Stickle, Heat Two Winner #9 Steve Lyons  
 
Top 10 Lucas Oil Pts: 1. #18 Jason Keen 320; 2. #6 Adrian Donkers 295; 3. #00 Ron Easton 291; 4. #7 Michael Williams 279; 5. #39 Shane Stickle 274; 6. #81 Jeff Shaw 273; 7. #71 Corey Jones 272; 8. #57 Steve Trendell 266; 9. #36 Gary Elliott & Rick Schurr 257; 10. Ben Charbonneau 250

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Watson, McLennan and Keen Winners At Sunset Speedway

Watson, McLennan and Keen Winners At Sunset Speedway

By OntarioOval.com – Season openers were the order of the evening at Sunset Speedway as the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models, Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Can-Am Midgets kicked off their 2011 campaigns.

The Can-Am Midgets feature was first on track for their first main event of the year. Darren McLennan and defending series champion Rob Neely led the pack for much of the night. JR Fitzpatrick was in attendance driving the #16 for Chris Holman and made his way towards the front until a spin and eventual overheating ended his night. Todd Creswell who had problems earlier in the day with his own car got behind the wheel of James Gray’s midget and gave it a good run until his night ended with further problems in the feature. McLennan would take the win and Neely was unable to finish after the motor on his #1 gave out. Daniel Bois was second.

The second feature of the night was the Canadian Vintage Modifieds as they set sail on their 2011 tour schedule. Heat wiinners Jason Keen and Ben Charbonneau led they way and stayed in the top two spots for every lap. Keen held on for the win and took home the Hank Franks Memorial Trophy. Franks, a long time racer and father of photographer Dave Franks was commemorated in victory lane.

In the OSCAAR feature it was the Watson and Watson showdown as defending champion Glenn Watson and nephew Brandon Watson battled it out for the first half of the 50 lap event. Brandon led and held off several challenges from Glenn until a mid race caution. Feeling the car was too loose Brandon brought the car down pit road to make a shock adjuatment. A few laps later contact with another car led to a flat tire and a yellow flag. Glenn Watson led the closing laps and took the win over Dwayne Baker. Brandon Watson drove back to a third place finish.

Stay tuned for official results and recaps from each touring series.

Pre-race interviews will be available Monday. A recap from our live updates can be found here: http://www.ontariooval.com/?p=10071

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