OSCAAR NIGHT THIS SATURDAY

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OSCAAR NIGHT
RACING STARTS AT 6 P.M. THIS WEEK. PITS OPEN AT 3. RAIN DATE SUNDAY MAY 31ST.

THIS SATURDAY MAY 30TH, RACING STARTS AT 6 P.M. FEATURING THE OSCAAR SUPER LATE MODELS, OSCAAR MODIFIEDS, OSCAAR HURRICANE MIDGETS, PLUS THE KLOTZ MINI STOCKS AND THE PURE STOCKS. ALSO FEATURING THE HIGHWAYMAN CAR CLUB. RAIN DATE SUNDAY MAY 31ST.

PIT GATES OPEN AT 3 P.M.
FRONT GATES OPEN AT 4
RACING AT 6 SHARP.

PIT ENTRANCE PRICES

MEMBERS – $25.00
NON-MEMBERS – $35.00

* 2015 PIT MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PIT ENTRANCE TICKET BOOTH ONLY FOR $25.00. THAT ENTITLES YOU TO A $5.00 DISCOUNT EVERY NIGHT OF RACING INCLUDING ALL SPECIALS.

FRONT ENTRANCE PRICING

ADULTS – $ 25.00
SENIORS/YOUTHS – $ 20.00
CHILDREN 6-12 – $ 5.00
FAMILY TICKET – $ 55.00 WHICH INCLUDES 2 ADULTS AND UP TO 4 CHILDREN TO 12 YEARS OLD.
*HST IS INCLUDED

Highwayman Car Club


IF YOU REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY @ 905-659-3042

 

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Nine Different Drivers Pick Up Feature Wins At Flamboro

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By Randy Spencer – The first long holiday weekend race event was set to go and the weather, threatening looking early on turned out to be a great night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds were on hand entering their 49th season of continuous racing and the 11th season with Lucas Oil Products as the title sponsor. The Grisdale Late Models had an increased car count on the night along with the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the BOMB Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds.

Racing got underway at 7pm with the postponed feature from May 2nd for the Pro 4 Modifieds. Brian Nanticoke and Craig Shaver led the field to green and an early caution as the 0 and 8 got mixed up and slid to the infield. Dan Petit spun in turn four on lap 12 to bring another yellow. Brian Nanticoke has his car working perfect as he built up a big lead on the rest of the field. Josh Lassaline closed some of the gap but nobody was catching Nanticoke on this night and he crossed the line first for feature win of 2015.

Mini Stocks feature was next and Rick Robinson was strong early on leading the first three laps. Russ Aicken took over the lead on lap four and held it until lap eight when Hudson Nagy got by to take the lead. The two battled for a few laps but Nagy increased the lead and won his first feature of the year.

Shawn Arnott and Brad Collison led the Thunder Cars to their first green of the night. Arnott battled Collison and Mark Burbridge early on with Arnott in the lead. As Arnott led the cars out of four on lap eight, a tire or something broke in the right front, he tagged the wall and limped to the pits. Burbridge took over the lead and beat Collison to the checkered flag.

An exciting first 25 lap feature for the Late Models as Dale Shaw and David Elliott waged a battle most of the race. Elliott was out in front for the first 12 laps but a bump and run move by Shaw coming out of four gave him the lead. Shaw held the lead until lap 20 until Brad Corcoran used the same move on Shaw and took the lead. A great battle ensued for the remainder and Corcoran picked up the checkered flag.

The Pro 4 will be running one heat and one feature it appears from now on and started tonight with Linc Erison and Dan Petit leading the field to green for the 10 lap event. Erison led the first 5 laps but Brian Nanticoke got by and took over the lead. Erison and Robert Mercer didn’t make it easy for Nanticoke however and it was an exciting race throughout.

The Canadian Vintage Modifieds were the last two races before intermission. T.J. Marshall and Jeremy Riopelle were on the pole for the first race. Marshall looked very fast in practice and immediately shot out to the lead. The veteran Ron Easton was on his tail throughout and a tap to the bumper of Marshall moved him aside enough for the crafty veteran to get by, take the lead and hold on for the checkered flag.

The 2014 CVM champion Jason Keen lined up along side Dustin Hood to begin the second race. Keen shot to the front immediately where he would stay for the entire race. Veteran Brian Atkinson wouldn’t make it easy for Keen however and stayed on his bumper until the checkered flag.

After intermission, the Mini Stocks were up first for their second feature of the night. Last years Pure Stock champion who has joined the Mini Stock ranks in 2015, led the first two laps. Another graduate of the Pure Stocks, Gillian Hils took the lead from Taylor on lap three. She moved out to a big lead on the rest of the field and picked up her first checkered flag in a Mini Stock. The 72 of Rich Schwartzenberg had a good run as did Russ Aicken who looks to be getting his new Cobalt figured out.

Father and Son led the Thunder Cars to green in their second feature of the night. Justin Collison was on the inside and dad Brad, the 2014 Thunder Car champion on the outside. Looked like the younger Collison perhaps felt the pressure of dad and got high coming down the front stretch on lap one and slowed and several cars got by. Brad Collison and Mark Burbridge battled early with lots of bumping and banging as these two drivers have past history of some heated battles. Collison led flag to flag in his first night out in 2015 picking up the checkered flag.

Jeff Ruddy and Billy Schwartzenberg were up front for the second Late Model feature of the night. Ruddy was out front early but see to have a push and eventually fell of the pace. Schwartzenberg took the lead and was looking really good early on in his Spira sponsored car. Veteran racer Nick Roth would get by on lap 13 and take over the lead as Schwartzenberg got caught on the outside and several cars including David Elliott, Brad Corcoran, Dale Shaw and Rick Burbridge followed Roth. Elliott was relentless in his pursuit of Roth. Brad Corcoran went around in turn two on lap 24 bringing out the caution with checkers giving Nick Roth a hard fought feature win, his first of 2015.

The Pro 4 Modifieds were up for their regular feature of the night with Josh Lassaline and Dan Petit on the point. Lassaline got out to a half track lead as the rest of the field battled behind. Brian Nanticoke got by Petit and tried hard but didn’t have enough laps to catch the 24 of Lassaline.

The final race of the night was the 25 lap main event for the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Ron Easton and Jason Keen were up front for this race. Dustin Hood brought out the first caution on lap two as he spun down the back stretch. Jason Keen got a flat coming out of four on lap three and his night was finished. A close battle between Easton, T.J. Marshall and Jeremy Riopelle made for an exciting race. Riopelle and Easton had an exciting side by side run down the back stretch on the final lap with Easton on the outside getting up in the marbles in three and four and going around giving the checkered flag to Riopelle.

That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Please make plans to join us next week, May 23rd as the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets make their 2015 Flamboro Speedway debut celebrating their 50th season. They are also joined by the second appearance of the Ontario Pro Challenge series, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Pure Stocks. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 7pm.
Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Derek at Racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

Pro 4 Modifieds Feature #1 (May 2) : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #24 Josh Lassaline, #10 Chris Hale, #91 Robert Mercer, #0 Cliff Hodgkinson, #68 Aaron Turkey, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit, #8 Craig Shaver, #63 Mark Lucas (NS)

Mini Stock Feature #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #71 Russ Aicken, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #61 Chad Ditner, #92 A.J. Miller, #32 Gillian Hils, #42 Rick Robinson, #03 Jake Gilbert, #01 Mark DaSilva, #76 Shawn Taylor, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #75 Scott Mast (NF), #97 Blair Wickett (NF)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Brad Collison, #12 Justin Collison, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #7 Bobby Mercer (NF), #76 Shawn Arnott (NF)

Late Model Feature #1 : #05 Brad Corcoran, #83 Dale Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #29x Steve Cashmore, #58 Paul Dudnuik, #27 Kevin Albers, #29 Jason Wood, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #46 Mike Klotz (NF)

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1 : #00 Ron Easton, #15 T.J. Marshall, #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #12 Darren Dryden, #57 Steve Trendell, #36 Rick Schurr, #33 Ian Burney

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #2 : #18 Jason Keen, #92 Brian Atkinson, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #38 Dustin Hood, #08 Cassidy March, #99 Rick Jones (NF)

Pro 4 Modifieds Heat : #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #91 Robert Mercer, #68 Aaron Turkey, #93 Dan Petit, #0 Cliff Hodgkinson, #24 Josh Lassaline, #10 Chris Hale (NF), #8 Craig Shaver (NS), #15 Dan Nanticoke (NS)

Mini Stock Feature #2 : #32 Gillian Hils, #36 Hudson Nagy, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #61 Chad Ditner, #71 Russ Aicken, #42 Rick Robinson, #76 Shawn Taylor, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Jake Gilbert, #05 Dave Goodacre, #5 Stepheny Dean, #75 Scott Mast (NF), #92 A.J. Miller (NS), #97 Blair Wickett (NS)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #89 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #12 Justin Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer (NF)

Late Model Feature #2 : #17 Nick Roth, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #27 Kevin Albers, #09 Steve Cashmore, #05 Brad Corcoran (NF), #29 Jason Wood, #58 Paul Dudnuik, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #46 Mike Klotz (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #24 Josh Lassaline, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #0 Cliff Hodgkinson, #93 Dan Petit, #68 Aaron Turkey, #10 Chris Hale, #91 Robert Mercer (NS)

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature : #88 Jeremy Riopelle, #92 Brian Atkinson, #12 Darren Dryden, #57 Steve Trendell, #2 Ben Charbonneau, #99 Rick Jones, #38 Dustin Hood, #36 Rick Schurr, #08 Cassidy March, #00 Ron Easton (NF), #15 T.J. Marshall (NF), #33 Ian Burney (NF), #18 Jason Keen (NF)

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Pack The Stands Night Huge Success At Flamboro

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Pack The Stands Night Huge Success At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – After a very tough week for the Flamboro family, things were back to normal as racing resumed at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Saturday night. A hot steamy night awaited fans as “Pack the Stands”, the event with a Facebook page setup by Larissa Spencer and Cheryl Rutherford seemed to work. About 150 fans were in attendance opening night and Saturday the crowd was as big as it is on a summer night or a night of a special event. Great job girls! Thanks to all those who came out and supported the event and the track! Also a big thanks to all those who helped out with the repairs to the fence, to Craig Shaver of the Pro 4 Modifieds for all his help with arranging and helping to install the new fence. Special thanks to Systemfence.com for the use of their equipment and to Ken and Bob Mercer of the Pro 4’s for donating the cement and labor installing the cement and fence posts. Thanks also to Stacy Hardcastle and also to Kenny Stenhouse Jr. for taking over as Ding Deleeuw’s replacement as turn two flag man. And to anyone else I missed I apologize but thanks to you all!

Another big night at the track as the Grisdale Late Models made their 2015 debut. This proves to be a big year with the APC Late Model tour hitting the oval at Flamboro twice this season and the Grisdale Triple 50’s at Oktoberfest. The Ontario Pro Challenge were also on hand for their season opener and were joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Pure Stocks. We also had three guys manning the microphones. Clinton Geoffrey who will be the regular announcer this year (except for a handful of events) was joined by two former Vintage Modifed racers, Adam Ross and Gary Colling. Both will be back at times during the year. They did a great job, made the racing very interesting and worked very well together.

Racing got underway at 7pm with Michael Kenny and Tyler Mayhew leading the field to green. Early in, on lap 2, the bumper came off the 7 car of Matt Young and the 17 car of Blair Mayhew was the unfortunate car to hit it. It was dragged around until it came lose and was run over bringing out a caution. Michal Kenny led early and a caution on lap 19 brought the cars back to even. Kenny had to be ready to go when the green flew as the veteran Wheller would be. The two battled and Wheller briefly took the lead but he got involved with the 58 car of Peter Becker and fell off the pace slightly allowing Kenny to shoot out to the lead once again and held on for his first feature win.

Sheldon Bossom and Gillian Hils led 18 Mini Stocks to green for their first feature event. Bossom led early but got a little high coming out of turn 4 and brushed the wall causing him to slow and lose a few spots giving the lead to Hils. Veteran Clark Hartman took over the lead on lap 7 and held it for eleven laps until Blair Wickett got by. Wickett and Chad Corcoran were battling throughout the race and both started back in the pack and made their way to the front. On lap 21, Corcoran got by Wickett and held him off for the victory.

Thunder Cars hit the track for their first 25 lap feature. Shawn Arnott lined up along side rookie Justin Collison for the green flag. Arnott shot out to the lead and held it for the first 15 laps. All along the was on his back bumper was Shawn Chenoweth, knocking on his back door several times, just to make sure Arnott knew he was there. On lap 16, Chenoweth made his move and got by Arnott and would hold on for the checkered flag.

Late Models were next and it saw the return of Brad Corcoran who had been away racing elsewhere and made his return sitting on the pole along side a veteran racer but new this year to the Late Models, Billy Schwartzenburg. The first caution of the 30 lap feature came on lap 8 when the 38 of Bill Pearsall went around in turn three. Dale Shaw, started 9th in the pack but to nobody’s surprise made a quick move to the front. A great move by Shaw on the 75 of Jim Sweers in turns 3-4 on lap 6 moved him to third place. By lap 24, Shaw had made it to second and was banging on Corcoran’s back bumper. Several attempts to get by the veteran Corcoran were to no avail by Shaw. With three laps remaining, Shaw and David Elliott got mixed up enough to allow Elliott to gain a spot on Shaw but Corcoran led flag to flag for the win.

The Ontario Pro Challenge were up for the lat two races before intermission. Being a traveling club and not a home class, the Pro Challenge would race their own program which includes two sets of 10 lap heat races and one feature. Ken Lillycrop started third in the field but as they passed for the first lap, Lillycrop was in the lead. He held it for the first seven laps. Dale Wilson in the 3 and Patrick Freel in the 18 got by Lillycrop coming three wide out of four on lap 8. Freel took the lead, while Lillycrop managed to hold off Wilson as the three past to take the checkered flag. The second ten lap heat race saw Kyle Batty and Tim Norris lead the field to green. Norris took the lead and held it flag to flag. Dennis Thomson didn’t make it easy for Norris however as he was on the bumper of the 88 throughout.

After a brief intermission, the Ontario Pro Challenge were up first for their third and fourth heat races of the night. Shawn Stons and Owen Smith led the cars to green and Smith led the first four laps. Dale Wilson took over the lead and took off like a shot to take the lead and cross the finish line first. However, a penalty on the original green dropped him back a spot and gave the win to Owen Smith. The fourth heat saw Mike Westwood sitting on the pole. He led lap one but the 88 of Tim Norris got by to take the lead and held for the remainder of the race picking up his second straight heat win of the night. Once again Dennis Thomson was right there keeping Norris on his toes.

The Pure Stocks second feature saw Tyler Mayhew and Lofton Schuts up front. Mayhew led the first two laps but some handling issues allowed the 90 of Andy Wheller to get by and take the lead. Once again Michael Kenny raced a great race. He started seventh in the pack and began to head for the front. Wheller built up a big lead but as the race wore on Kenny was closing the gap. Before long Kenny was right on Wheller’s bumper but tried as he may, the veteran Wheller was just too much for the young Kenny to overcome. Great night for Michael Kenny!

Jake Gilbert and Rich Schwartzenburg were on the pole for the second 25 lap feature for the Mini Stocks. Early on Gilbert got mixed up with the 61 of Chad Ditner as the two made their way down the front stretch. The slid to the infield stirring up the dust and Gilbert had to retire to the pits. On lap 13, Russ Aicken’s bad luck early on continued as he lost his bumper bringing out a caution and tightening the field. As the cars took the green, Chad Corcoran picked up where he left off in the first feature and took the lead. Corcoran continued to lead followed close by Blair Wickett and as the race came to a close, Corcoran picked up his second straight feature win of the night.

The Thunder Cars were up next and Justin Collison and Bobby Mercer took the green. Mark Burbridge would lead lap one and continued on through the race. Shawn Chenoweth made it tough on Burbridge but as the checkers few it was Burbridge leading flag to flag.

The second thirty lap feature for the Late Models saw Linda Stenhouse and Bill Pearsall lead the field to green. Jim Sweers took the lead for the first couple of laps. Rookie Billy Schwartzenburg looked impressive early and led the pack until lap 15 until Dale Shaw assumed the lead and held off Brad Corcoran and David Elliott for the last half of the race to pick up the checkered flag. Corcoran finished second, narrowly making it 4-4 for the father-son team on the night.

The final race of the night was the 25 lap feature for the Ontario Pro Challenge. Shawn Stons was on the pole for this one but fuel pick up problems kept him on the sidelines for this one. That put Ken Lillycrop along side Owen Smith for the start. Smith led for the first two laps but the Dale Wilson took the lead and wouldn’t be denied this time building a big lead and holding off the rest of the pack to pick up the feature win.

Please make plans to join us next week, May 16th as the Grisdale Late Models return and are joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Bomb Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds and the season opener for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 7pm.

A great way to spend your long holiday weekend, and prices will remain the same. Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Derek at Racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1 : #07 Michael Kenny, #58 Peter Becker, #90 Andy Wheller, #17 Blair Mayhew, #44 Sam Heiben (-1 J), #10 Lofton Schuts, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #14 Elijan Hawrylyshyn (NF), #61 Paul Ditner, #7 Matt Young (NF)

Mini Stock Feature #1 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #51 Clark Hartman, #36 Hudson Nagy, #66 Sheldon Bossom, #32 Gillian Hils, #61 Chad Ditner, #92 Paul Oliver, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #03 Jake Gilbert, #22 Mark DaSilva, #42 Rick Robinson, #71 Russ Aicken, #76 Shawn Taylor, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #11 Nolan Quinton, #38 Rodney Rutherford (NS)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, 331 Kevin Gallant, #02 Mark Burbridge, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison

Late Model Feature #1 : #05 Brad Corcoran, #37 David Elliott, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #75 Jim Sweers, #38 Bill Pearsall, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #11 Dave Osborne

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #18 Patrick Freel, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #3 Dale Wislon, #40 Owen Smith, #51 Shawn Stons, #8 Peter Hattin (NS)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2 : #88 Tim Norris, #02 Dennis Thomson, #91 Mike Westwood, #38 Kyle Batty, #83 Tim Batty

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #3 : #40 Owen SMith, #3 Dale Wislon (-1 J), #00 Ken Lillycrop, #18 Patrick Freel, #51 Shawn Stons

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #4 : #88 Tim Norris, #02 Dennis Thomson, #91 Mike Westwood, #38 Kyle Batty, #83 Tim Batty

Pure Stock Feature #2 :#90 Andy Wheller, #07 Michael Kenny, #58 Peter Becker, #7 Matt Young, #10 Lofton Schuts, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #61 Paul Ditner, #44 Sam Heiben (NF), #17 Blair Mayhew (NF), #14 Elijan Hawrylyshyn (NS)

Mini Stock Feature #2 : #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #32 Gillian Hils, #61 Chad Ditner, #66 Sheldon Bossom, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #92 Paul Oliver, #22 Mark DaSilva, #71 Russ Aicken, #76 Shawn Taylor, #51 Clark Hartman, #05 Dave Goodacre, #5 Stepheny Dean, #11 Nolan Quinton, #03 Jake Gilbert (NF), #42 Rick Robinson (NF), #38 Rodney Rutherford (NS)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant (NF)

Late Model Feature #2 : #83 Dale Shaw, #05 Brad Corcoran, #37 David Elliott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #17 Nick Roth, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #11 Dave Osborne, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #38 Bill Pearsall (NF), #75 Jim Sweers (NF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature : #3 Dale Wilson, #02 Dennis Thomson, #88 Tim Norris, #91 Mike Westwood, #18 Patrick Freel, #38 Kyle Batty, #40 Owen Smith, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #83 Tim Batty, #51 Shawn Stons (NS)

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Wild Opening Night At Flamboro Speedway

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By Randy Spencer – Opening night, it’s the night everyone looks forward to racers and fans alike. Unfortunately, wet grounds and the poor weather this spring put work at the track behind and last week’s schedule was cancelled. Conditions improved this week and it was a go. To see the cars again and hear the roar of the engines was something everyone had eagerly awaited. 

A few changes this year to the way the program is run and perhaps the biggest is we will now be running double features for each Flamboro home division. Previous years we would run double heats and one feature. The first race took to the track, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and they were led to green by Josh Shantz in the 70 and Tyler Mayhew in the 24. The race ran well with just one notable caution when newcomer Alex Wood in the 01 car took a hard hit into the turn four wall. Shantz battled Derek Moesker who started 11th but made his way to a solid second place finish. At the checkered flag, Shantz with his fist in the air crossed the line first followed by Moesker and Michael Kenny third.

Twenty, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks were up next for their first 25 lap feature event of the evening. It was an invitational and the 2014 Sauble Speedway Mini Stock and former Flamboro Mini Stock champion was on the pole. The cars came around and took the green and battled for position early. Last years Mini Stock co-champion Russ Aicken had a brand new car out and was still trying to work the bugs out slowed on the back stretch and took his car to the infield. Mike Holmes who tied Aiken last year in points is taking some time off and has put Derek Jackson in the car running it as #4 and he ran well and up front early. The 03 of Jake Gilbert was running well early but he slowed down the back stretch on lap 8 and retired to the infield bringing out the caution. On lap 18, the awesome Sheldon Bossom got mixed up with the 7 car of Paul Boyd coming out of turn four and the two slid to the infield and joined the pack on the back stretch. Boyd had a left rear flat and retired to the infield. As the race came around to the conclusion, Schwartzenburg continued to lead followed closely by Blair Wickett and Chad Ditner. As the checkered flag few that was the top three finish.

The Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars were the third race of the night and took to the track for their 25 lap first feature race. The 02 of Mark Burbridge was on the pole for this one and would have his hands full with a couple of hard chargers in Shawn Chenoweth and Shawn Arnott behind him. The cars settled in for a fine race with Burbridge leading the pack. The real battle was for second and third for most of the the race as the two Shawn’s battled door to door and bumper to bumper throughout. Kevin Gallant had his back up car out and it was run by Brent Wheller. Gallant retired to the pits on lap 11. As the cars came around and took the checkered flag, Burbridge was first followed by Chenoweth and Arnott.

The Bomb Energy Drink Pro 4 Modifieds were up next for their feature with Dan Pettit leading nine cars to green. Mark Lucas, Aaron Turkey and Brian Nanticoke retired early with mechanical issues. The 91 of Robert Mercer in his new look ride started fifth but made his way to the front and battled throughout with Cliff Hodgkinson and held off the 0 car for the checkered flag. Chris Hale in the 10 came in third. 

The Ontario Modified Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. was the final race of the first round of features on the night. This was the club’s Spring Shakedown race and 14 cars would take the green flag. The 88 car of Ryan Dick was unable to take the green after an hard hit into the turn three wall during practice. The 77 of Brad Stevenson and 63 of John Baker Jr. were on the pole for this one. The cars battled early and a mix up on lap 3 in turn 3 as the 98, 82, 61 and 40 all got involved. The race continued to battle without incident for several laps. An unfortunate crash late in the race as the 61 of Kevin Hinds had something break causing him to head for the turn one wall. He rode the wall and went up and over into the catch fence causing some fans behind the fence to be hit and the racing was halted while emergency personnel raced to the scene. Hamilton Emergency Services and Fire were called to the track to assist and remove the driver, seat and all from the car. Five people including the corner flagman were assisted with various injuries but all were released later that night after observation. “It’s really a fluke thing, car racing is a dangerous sport. We try to do the best we can, but things do happen, ” said owner John Casale. Racing was cancelled for the remainder of the evening as the investigation continued and the all clear was given Monday morning to continue racing for the following week. I personally want to say a big thanks to all those who jumped into action to help there fellow Flamboro family in their time of need. And to the doctor who came to the booth and asked if we needed help and was taken to the scene to help. Also a huge thanks to the Pro 4 Modified club, Glen Hils and all those that helped remove the old fence and put up new posts and fencing. 

Please make plans to join us next week, May 9th as the Grisdale Late Models make their 2015 debut joined by the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks and the season opener for the Ontario Pro Challenge series. This week we want to Pack the Stands. Thanks to Larissa Spencer and Cheryl Rutherford for setting up the facebook page and doing what they can to support racing at Flamboro Speedway. Weather looks good so make plans to join us! Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 7pm.
Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Photos by Derek at Racepulse.com

Unofficial Results

Pure Stock Feature #1 : #70 Josh Shantz, #51 Derek Moesker, #07 Michael Kenny, #90 Andy Wheller, #58 Peter Becker, #7 Matt Young (-1J), #44 Sam Heiben, #77 Jeff Miller, #17 Blair Mayhew, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #10, #01 Alex Wood (NF), #14.

Mini Stock Feature #1 : #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #97 Blair Wickett, #61 Chad Ditner, #32 Gillian Hils, #36 Hudson Nagy, #4 Derek Jackson, #66 Sheldon Bossom, #42 Rick Robinson, #92 A.J. Miller, #73 Jordan Morris, #76 Shawn Taylor, #5 Stepheny Dean, #05 Dave Goodacre, #11 Nolan Quinton, #7 Paul Boyd (NF), #50 Chad Corcoran (NF), #03 Jake Gilber (NF), #71 Russ Aicken (NF), #38 Rodney Rutherford (NS), #37 Rob Hoskins (NS)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #02 Mark Burbridge, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #12 Justin Collson, #37 Brent Wheller, #31 Kevin Gallant (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature #1 : #91 Robert Mercer, #0 Cliff Hodgkinson, #10 Chris Hale, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Josh Lassaline, #8 Craig Shaver, #9 Brian Nanticoke (NF), #63 Mark Lucas (NF). #68 Aaron Turkey (NF), #23 Linc Erison (NS)

Ontario Modifieds Feature #1 : #77 Brad Stevenson, #2 Dwight Brown, #95 Robert Warnes, #62 Randy Hollingsworth, #09 Nick Lees, #32, #40 Don Beatty, #65 Bill Burrows, #62w Willow Barberstock, #82 Gary Tryon, #61 Kevin Hinds (NF), #63 John Baker Jr. (NF), #46 Ryan Babin (NF), #98 Rick Warnes (NF), #31 Josh Gruntz (NS), #88 Ryan Dick (NS)
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