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Marshall Claims Vintage Modifieds Round 7 at Delaware

Marshall Claims Vintage Modifieds Round 7 at Delaware

By Clayton Johns

KOMOKA, Ont. (July 24, 2015) – TJ Marshall (No.15 Sweers Custom Painting) snuck beneath Steve Trendell (No.57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair) amidst lapped traffic after taking the white flag and led the most important lap to claim his second win of the season with the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified Series at Delaware Speedway.

Cassidy March (No.25 H&M Auto) and Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer Chevrolet) brought the 17-car field, which included five American drivers from the VROA club, to the green flag for the 25-lap main event.

Charbonneau took the early lead, but was under fire from Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Young Drivers) for the point position. On lap three, however, the sixth-place starting Trendell passed both drivers to take over the lead.

Two laps later, Marshall found his way to the second spot after bouncing back to fourth in the opening two laps. The two drivers ran 1-2 for the next 19 laps.

As the laps ticked away, Trendell reached heavy lapped traffic allowing Marshall to close to the back bumper of the No.57. On the final lap, Trendell picked the wrong lane to work through the traffic. Marshall filled the gap and led just one lap, but it was the most important on route to the victory. The margin of victory was just 0.223 seconds.

In qualifying heat race action, Marshall narrowly held off Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Auto & Diesel Machine Shop) to claim the victory by two car lengths or 0.135 seconds. In the second heat race, Trendell trumped Charbonneau and Riopelle to claim the win.

After 7 of 13 events this season, Trendell’s four second-place finishes have given him a lead over Keen in the standings by the slimmest of margins. Just one point separates the top two – Trendell’s 456 to Keen’s 455- in the battle for the championship. Riopelle, Charbonneau and Marshall complete the top-five in the standings.

The series shifts back to Flamboro Speedway for round eight this Saturday, August 1. For complete event details, visit www.flamborospeedway.ca.

The series would like to thank VROA drivers Tom Boorsma, Randy Pierson, Lauren Peterson Jr., Loren Peterson III and Rob Parker for joining the show.

Two Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified drivers – Trendell and Riopelle – travelled to Berlin Raceway in Michigan on July 25 to join in the VROA show.

Complete Results

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds – July 24, 2015 – Delaware Speedway

Feature (25 Laps – 17 Entries): 1. 15 TJ Marshall, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 18 Jason Keen, 4. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 5. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 6. 92 Brian Atkinson, 7. 36 Steve March, 8. 5 Mike Podd, 9. 25 Cassidy March, 10. 29 Daryl Henwood, 11. 21 Tom Boorsma, 12. 2x Randy Pierson, 13. 83 Lauren Peterson Jr., 14. 39 Loren Peterson III, 15. 19 Mike Westwood, 16. 82 Rob Parker, 17. 09 Ian Burney (DNS). Time: 8:47.076.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15 TJ Marshall, 2. 18 Jason Keen, 3. 36 Steve March, 4. 25 Cassidy March, 5. 92 Brian Atkinson, 6. 2x Randy Pierson, 7. 83 Lauren Peterson Jr., 8. 09 Ian Burney, 9. 5 Mike Podd. Time: 3:31.916.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 57 Steve Trendell, 2. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 3. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 4. 29 Daryl Henwood, 5. 21 Tom Boorsma, 6. 82 Rob Parker, 7. 39 Loren Peterson III, 8. 19 Mike Westwood. Time: 3:32.355.

Follow the Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 season on social media by following @VintageMods on Twitter and joining the series Facebook group, Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 season is presented by a number of important corporate partners, including: Lucas Oil, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, B&B Decals, Flamboro Machine Shop, Wiersma Trucking, Young Drives of Canada, Georgetown Printing, MacMaster Buick GMC, Oakville Trailer & Auto Service, Oakville Auto and Diesel Machine Shop, Grisdale Racing Products, OKTANE Productions, and Clayton Johns Media.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

Photo Credit: Delaware Speedway

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Keen Claims Second Sunset Score of Season With Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds

Keen Claims Second Sunset Score of Season With Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds

By Clayton Johns

STROUD, Ont. (July 18, 2015) – Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Auto & Diesel) took the lead from Steve Trendell (No. 57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair) on lap 18 of the 25-lap feature and cruised to the checkered flag for his second win of the season at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, July 19.

Eleven cars signed in for round six of the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified 2015 season at the high-banked 1/3-mile oval. Cassidy March (No.25 H&M Auto) and Dustin Hood (No.38 Doug’s Suspension) brought the field to green.

March used the front row starting position to take an early lead. The driver of the No.25 1938 Ford Coupe led the opening 10 circuits until Hood brought out the yellow flag after laying oil around the race track, leading to a lengthy clean-up.

Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer Chevrolet) assumed the point on the ensuing restart with Trendell and Keen in tow. Charbonneau kept the No.57 and No.18 in-check until lap 15 when Trendell used the top lane to take over the first position.

Keen, however, had other ideas and powered underneath Trendell for the lead three laps later and never relinquished the top spot on route to the victory.

In heat race action, March claimed the heat one victory, narrowly edging Trendell by less than one car length at the finish line. Keen won his heat over Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Young Drivers Canada).

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified Series faces a short six-day turnaround with a date set at Delaware Speedway in Komoka, Ont. on Friday, July 24.

Complete Results

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds – July 18, 2015 – Sunset Speedway

Feature (25 Laps – 11 Starters): 1. 18 Jason Keen, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 92 Brian Atkinson, 4. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 5. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 6. 15 Steve Lyons, 7. 25 Cassidy March, 8. 09 Richard Strange, 9. 19 Mike Westwood (DNF), 10. 38 Dustin Hood (DNF), 11. 00 Ron Easton (DNF).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 25 Cassidy March, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 92 Brian Atkinson, 4. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 5. 15 Steve Lyons, 6. 00 Ron Easton.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 18 Jason Keen, 2. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 3. 38 Dustin Hood, 4. 19 Mike Westwood, 5. 09 Richard Strange.

Follow the Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 season on social media by following @VintageMods on Twitter and joining the series Facebook group, Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 season is presented by a number of important corporate partners, including: Lucas Oil, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, B&B Decals, Flamboro Machine Shop, Wiersma Trucking, Young Drives of Canada, Georgetown Printing, MacMaster Buick GMC, Oakville Trailer & Auto Service, Oakville Auto and Diesel Machine Shop, Grisdale Racing Products, OKTANE Productions, and Clayton Johns Media.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr. Photography

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Marshall Scores First Vintage Modified Win of 2015 at Flamboro

Marshall Scores First Vintage Modified Win of 2015 at Flamboro

By Clayton Johns

cvm logoMILLGROVE, Ont. (July 11, 2015) – TJ Marshall (No.15 Sweers Custom Painting) took the lead on lap two and held off a pair of challengers over the final 25 laps of the main event to earn his first win of the 2015 season with the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds at Flamboro Speedway on July 11.

Rich Schurr (No.36 Challenger Valve) and Cassidy March (No.08 H&M Auto) brought the field to the green flag for the main event in round five of the 2015 season. The field fought to get to the bottom lane at the tight 1/3-mile oval in the opening lap, but Marshall and Steve Trendell (No.57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair) stuck to the outside lane.

A clear path on the outside allowed Marshall to take over the point with Trendell in tow. Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Auto & Diesel Machine Shop) followed Trendell’s No.57 in to third and the top-three set sail on the rest of the field, leading by a full straightaway until a lap 10 caution slowed the field as Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Young Drivers) got turned around in turn four.

20150711d6563cKeen jumped in to second on the restart when Trendell couldn’t get the car glued to the bottom lane in turn four. Marshall led the next 10 circuits until he second and final yellow flag flew for Richard Strange’s No.09, which rolled to a stop on the frontstretch.

Neither Keen or Trendell could solve a very quick Marshall on the restart, who earned his first win of the 2015 campaign. Keen Trendell, Brian Atkinson (No.92 Performance Plus Auto) and Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer Chevrolet) completed the top-five.

Two qualifying heats set the stage earlier in the night with 13 cars attempting to earn the pole for the 25-lap main event. Before Jason Bowden (No.00 Oakville Trailers & Auto Service) could turn a lap in heat race action, the power plant expired on his 1935 Ford Coach.

Schurr and Rick Jones (No.99 Jones Racing) brought the field to the green in heat one, but the third-place starting Charbonneau quickly grabbed the lead. The No.2 car earned the heat win despite Keen’s efforts to take over the point.

March and Marshall paced the field at the start of heat two. Marshall used his front row starting position to gain an early advantage and never relinquished the top spot. Trendell did his best to overcome Marshall’s advantage, but fell just short despite being within a car length of the No.15.

The series shifts gears to the high-banked 1/3-mile at Sunset Speedway for round six. Keen won the series’ last visit to the Stroud, Ont. oval on May 23. Racing is scheduled for 6:00pm with spectator gates opening at 3:30pm.

Complete Results

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds – July 11, 2015 – Flamboro Speedway

Feature (25 Laps – 12 Starters): 1. 15 TJ Marshall, 2. 18 Jason Keen, 3. 57 Steve Trendell, 4. 92 Brian Atkinson, 5. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 6. 08 Cassidy March, 7. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 8. 38 Dustin Hood, 9. 99 Rick Jones, 10. 36 Rich Schurr, 11. 29 Daryl Henwood, 12. 09 Richard Strange, 13. 00 Jason Bowden (DNS).

Heat 1: 1. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 2. 18 Jason Keen, 3. 92 Brian Atkinson, 4. 99 Rick Jones, 5. 36 Rich Schurr, 6. 38 Dustin Hood

Heat 2: 1. 15 TJ Marshall, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 4. 29 Daryl Henwood, 5. 09 Richard Strange, 6. 08 Cassidy March.

Follow the Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 season on social media by following @VintageMods on Twitter and joining the series Facebook group, Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 season is presented by a number of important corporate partners, including: Lucas Oil, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, B&B Decals, Flamboro Machine Shop, Wiersma Trucking, Young Drives of Canada, Georgetown Printing, MacMaster Buick GMC, Oakville Trailer & Auto Service, Oakville Auto and Diesel Machine Shop, Grisdale Racing Products, OKTANE Productions, and Clayton Johns Media.

 

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

Photo Credit: Debbie-Jo Zardo

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Keen Wins Vintage Modified Trip to Sunset

Keen Wins Vintage Modified Trip to Sunset

STROUD (June 4, 2015) – The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds travelled up the 400 to the remarkable Sunset Speedway for round 2 of their 2015 season on Saturday, May 23. During the three afternoon practice sessions, Jason Keen (No.18), Ron Easton (No.00), Jeremy Riopelle (No.88) and Steve Trendell (No.57) showed they had the cars to contend for the feature win.

The first heat race was no contest as Easton ran away with the victory by a straightaway over Riopelle and Brian Atkinson (No.92). Keen won the second heat and was followed closely by Trendell and TJ Marshall (No.15).

Keen and Easton paced the field to the green flag for the 25-lap feature. At the drop of the green, Keen jumped out to the early lead with Easton right on his bumper. On lap 7, Easton dropped off the pace with overheating issues. As Keen was leading, Marshall slipped into second as Trendell quickly closed the gap for the runner-up spot. On lap 15, Trendell cleared Marshall and set his sights on Keen’s No.18. With the gap slowly closing, Trendell got his wish as a caution flew on lap 23. Trendell lined up outside of Keen for the final restart. The two drivers battled hard for the next two laps before Keen edged Trendell for his first feature win of 2015.

Complete Feature Results (Sunset Speedway – May 23, 2015 – 25 Laps):

  1. 18 Jason Keen, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 15 TJ Marshall, 4. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 5. 92. Brian Atkinson, 6. 0 Phil Shaw, 7. 08 Cassidy March, 8. 38 Dustin Hood, 9. 36 Rick Shurr, 10. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 11. 00 Ron Easton, 12. 12 Darren Dryden, 13. 29 Daryl Henwood (DNS), 14. 33 Ian Burney (DNS)

The Canadian Vintage Modifieds would like to thank their 2015 sponsors:

Lucas Oil, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, B&B Decals, Flamboro Machine Shop, Young Drivers, Georgetown Printing, Wiersma Trucking, Mac Master Buick GMC, Oakville Trailers & Auto Service, Oakville Auto & Diesel Machine Shop, Oktane Productions and Grisdale Racing Products.

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Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 Season Preview

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 Season Preview

By Steve Trendell with Clayton Johns  

With the 2015 season ready to go, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds are entering their 49th season and 11th season with Lucas Oil Products as the title sponsor. If 2015 is anything like the 2014 season; fans can expect the best racing the club has ever delivered. This season will see some familiar names in new cars but also the same names in recognizable cars. In 2015 the CVM will travel to five different tracks for a total of 13 races.

Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Automotive & Diesel Machine Shop) will be returning in 2015 as a marked man, having won four out of the last five championships. Keen is the model for consistency each season and is determined to become one of the most prolific drivers the CVM has ever witnessed.

Brian Atkinson (No.92 Performance Plus Automotive) is the longest tenured driver on the CVM roster but has shown no signs of slowing down. Atkinson has been busy in the shop upgrading his car to stay on top of his game. Atkinson may only run a partial schedule to concentrate on his road racing adventure. However, if he comes out of the gate fast, he may change his mind.

Ron Easton and Jason Bowden (No.00 Touchwood Cabinets) will team up for the 2015 season. Easton completely stripped the car and made serious changes over the off-season in order to get back to the top. When Easton is travelling with NASCAR Canada, his nephew Jason Bowden will take the wheel. Bowden has raced before with the CVM and has done quite well.

Darren Dryden (No.12 Sharpie Art by Darren Dryden) is one of the brightest stars the CVM has had in recent years. In only three starts in 2014, Dryden picked up his first win, proving with more seat time he will be dangerous at every stop on the tour.

Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Eastside Auto Service) has purchased the assets of former competitor Jerrid Morphy. Riopelle inherits possibly the strongest car in the club. Its unknown if Riopelle can commit to a full schedule but he will be the favorite each week he is at the track.

TJ Marshall (No.15 Sweers Custom Painting) has shown over two partial seasons that if he commits to a full 2015 season, he has a very solid chance at taking the crown at season’s end.

Mike Williams (No.7 Race Mechanical) was a threat to win at each and every race in 2014. He picked up the first win of his six-year career and notched a second win at Sunset Speedway’s Velocity weekend. Early indications suggest Williams will pick and choose his races, but he is guaranteed to be battling for wins at those races.

Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer GMC) will make his return to the CVM after taking the 2014 season off after the birth of his child. Ben will be a constant threat at each round as he proved in select starts in 2013.

John Karley and Mike Westwood (No.19 Georgetown Printing) have been busy building a brand new STRYKER chassis to compete in 2015. In 2014 Karley picked up two wins and showed excellent speed. Karley will split the 2015 season with Westwood, who will make his first career CVM appearance. This duo can very well battle for a championship.

Steve Trendell (No.57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair) has been very busy in the offseason rebuilding Shane Stickel’s former championship car. The team has converted the car to a crate engine in hopes of building on a successful 2014. Trendell will look to claim his first championship in his 13th season with the CVM.

The 2015 Canadian Vintage Modified tour is presented to race fans across Ontario by the following corporate sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, Wiersma Trucking, Georgetown Printing, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Oakville Trailers & Auto Service, B&B Decals, Oakville Automotive & Diesel Machine Shop, Grisdale Racing Products, Young Drivers, Flamboro Machine Shop, MacMaster Buick GMC, OKTANE Productions and Clayton Johns Media.

Please support the sponsors who help keep one of Canada’s oldest racing clubs at full speed.

 

2015 Season Schedule

May 16th Flamboro Speedway

May 23rd Sunset Speedway

June 20th Flamboro Speedway

July 4th Sauble Speedway

July 11th Flamboro Speedway

July 18th Sunset Speedway

July 24th Delaware Speedway (mid-season Championship)

August 1st Flamboro Speedway

August 15th Flamboro Speedway

August 22nd Sauble Speedway

August 29 Flamboro Speedway (Corn roast)

September 12th Full Throttle Motor Speedway

September 19th Flamboro Speedway (Season Championship) 

For all up to date information about the Canadian Vintage Modfieds, visit www.vintagemods.com,  follow along on Twitter @VintageMods and search “Canadian Vintage Modifieds” on Facebook.

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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.

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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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