DEMOLITION DERBY AND KING OR QUEEN OF THE HILL

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THIS SATURDAY JULY 2ND, FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY PRESENTS THE THUNDER CARS, MINI STOCKS, PURE STOCKS, PRO FOUR MODIFIEDS AND THE ONTARIO MODIFIEDS. DURING INTERMISSION WE ARE HAVING A KING OR QUEEN  OF THE HILL. RACE WHAT YOU DRIVE TO SPEEDWAY. BRAGGING RIGHTS, A TROPHY AND $100.00 GOES TO THE WINNER. AT THE COMPLETION  OF RACING WE ARE HAVING A DEMOLITION DERBY. RACING STARTS AT 7 P.M.

TIMES
PITS OPEN AT 4
FRONT GATES OPEN AT 5
RACING STARTS AT 7 SHARP

FRONT GATE ADMISSIONS
ADULTS – $15.95
SENIORS 65 AND OLDER – $13.25
YOUTHS 13-16 – $13.25
CHILDREN 6-12 – $3.00
FAMILY TICKET – $33.60 WHICH INCLUDES 2 ADULTS AND UP TO 4 CHILDREN TO 12 YEARS OLD. *HST IS EXTRA*

PIT ENTRANCE ADMISSIONS
NON MEMBERS – $30.00
MEMBERS – $ 25.00
2016 PIT MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PIT GATE ENTRANCE ONLY FOR $25.00 WHICH ENTITLES YOU TO A $5.00 DISCOUNT EVERY NIGHT OF RACING INCLUDING ALL SPECIALS.

IF YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT JOHN AT 905-659-3042  

Hudson Nagy Wins Three Thunder Car Features At Flamboro

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By Randy Spencer (Flamboro Speedway PR) – It was a night of firsts and comebacks as Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway had a full card of racing and then some as the first official race night of the summer got underway early. Four features would be run first, these were the features postponed on June 11th due to a power outage in the Flamboro area.
The Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks were up first for their first of three features on the night with Mike Hooper and Carson Nagy leading the field to green. Hooper would lead lap one but Blair Wickett, who started fifth was up to the front quick and would be the new leader. He wasted no time in shooting out to a big lead leaving the rest of the field in his dust. Russ Aicken and points leader Chad Ditner battling it out for second and third. Aicken would get by on lap six and then the 76 of Shawn Taylor would move up to battle Ditner. A caution brought the pack back to even and on the restart it would be Aicken taking the lead from Wickett down the back stretch. Another caution as the leaders got mixed up and both cars were around with some light damage and both went to the rear of the field. That gave the lead to Taylor who has been trying to work out the gremlins all year. As the checkered flag flew it was Taylor crossing the line first. So nice to see this guy in victory lane after all the problems the team has been through so far in 2016. The 55 of Taylor Thring was unable to start due to a hard hit into the back stretch wall in practice. She was ok, shaken and they’ll have the car fixed and ready to go soon. Not to put pressure on Taylor but watch this girl. She’ll be a good one following the tracks of many other Thring family members that have been racing at Flamboro for over forty years.
The Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars would run their June 11th feature first. Hudson Nagy and Chris Howse were on the point and they would break away from the rest of the pack early while Shawn Arnott, Brad Collison and Bobby Mercer weren’t too far back running their own battle for third through fifth. Howse was running well at the start but seemed to fall off the pace a bit as the race progressed. As the checkered flag waved it was Hudson Nagy in victory lane. Nice to see Nagy come back after a blown engine a few weeks back really put a damper on the team but with no quit in the Nagy’s he was back running better than before.
The Grisdale Late Models had twelve cars take the green. A few cars weren’t able to make this one that signed in on the 11th due to an APC race. Kevin Albers was on the pole and he was the early leader. A couple of young guns got into it out of four a third of the way through bringing out the caution as Chad Corcoran and Matt Lockwood got into each other. The result was a flat right front on Lockwood. He quickly made it in to the pits for a quick change and was back out. A caution on lap 18 brought the cars back to even and on the restart Albers was battling Nick Roth. Another couple cautions for debris and Albers would continue to lead each time. Lap 24 saw Corcoran seem to lose power down the front stretch. As he entered turn one he went three wide with Corey Jones and Nick Roth and it didn’t turn out well. Roth was pushed to the outside trying to avoid and rode the wall and Jones was around bringing out the caution. Neither were able to continue. On the final restart it was Albers once again in the lead and as the checkers flew it was Albers crossing the line first picking up his first Late Model feature win. Couldn’t happen to  nicer guy. Congratulations Kevin!!
The Pro Four Modifieds ran there June 11th fifteen lap feature with Linc Erison and Dave Hodgkinson up front. Hodgkinson would lead the first half but the 15 of Dan Nanticoke caught the veteran Hodgkinson and took the lead. A couple of cautions slowed the pace but on the final restart it was Nanticoke and Petit battling but as the checkered flag came down it was Dan Nanticoke crossing the line first.
A brief intermission and we were back to racing, the regular schedule for the evening.
The Mini Stocks led off round two, with Mike Hooper and Chad Ditner out front. As in the first race, Ditner and Shawn Taylor were battling as were Russ Aicken and Blair Wickett. The 61 of Ditner led early but Aicken made his way to the front and on lap eight would go deep in four followed by Taylor and Wickett and Ditner was hung out to dry on the outside and was back to fourth. As the race wore on the top three stayed close but Aicken held off the charge and picked up the win.
Thunder Cars were up and Hudson Nagy was on the pole with Bobby Mercer lined up to his right. Nagy was the early leader and some aggressive racing just behind as Chris Howse, Shawn Arnott and Brad Collison weren’t giving an inch in their battle. Mercer would hold onto second in the early going but Collison got by on lap eleven. Arnott was right on the Iceman’s bumper and followed through to take over third. Nagy and Collison battled but the youngster showed he could race with the veterans and picked up his second straight checkered flag.
Late Models took the track with thirteen cars taking the green. Nick Roth who has had a checkers or wreckers kind of year wasn’t able to make the bell as his ride on the wall in round one ended his night. Jeff Ruddy and Corey Jones were on the pole and chomping at the bit to get started. A couple of no starts and Jones got the black flag pointed his way and a warning to watch the jumping. Third time was the charm as they had a nice start and were under way. An unfortunate end to the night for Mike Klotz in the 46 as he was making his first start of the 2016 season and lap one saw him loose and around and backwards into the wall ending his night. Jones and David Elliott were involved in one and two causing some damage to both cars but they were able to continue after a caution. Jeff Ruddy was the early leader but young gun Matt Lockwood was right on his bumper. Lockwood would get by Ruddy heading int three on lap seven. Chad Corcoran had moved up from ninth and was waging a battle with veterans Kevin Albers and Brent Wheller for second through fourth. Corcoran has really come on of late and has a lot of upside. By lap seventeen Corcoran made his way past Wheller who would spin on lap 24. On the restart, Lockwood held off Corcoran and picked up the feature win.
The Pro Fours hit the track with Aaron Turkey and Linc Erison leading the field to green. Turkey led the first few laps but the 33 of Cliff Hodgkinson shot past down the back chute and took the lead. Hodgkinson held the lead for  a few laps but got loose in turn two on lap seven and that gave the 93 of Mike Westwood his shot and he took it taking over the lead. The two Hodgkinson’s were battling for second and third but both got high through one and two and Dan Nanticoke got underneath and took over second. As the checkers flew it was Westwood coming across the line first.
The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds finally got there chance to hit the track. Lucky thirteen cars were signed in and the 15 of T.J. Marshall was hoping to build on his success of two weeks ago as he won features at Delaware Speedway on June 10th and Sunset Speedway on the 12th. He was fast in practice and was in the ninth staring spot for the feature. Going into the night, Jason Keen led Steve Trendell by a mere five points and the veteran Brian Atkinson was fifteen points back. Ian Burney and Daryl Henwood were out front as the took the green for the first of their two 20 lap features. Henwood led early on. John Karley and Marshall were around in two bringing out the caution. On the restart Atkinson was along side Henwood and it would be the crafty veteran getting by and taking the lead. Henwood would fall off slightly and the points leader Keen would get by and was right on Atkinson’s tail. The big winner two weeks ago, T.J. Marshall made up some ground from that early spin and made his way up to third. But as the checkered flag waved it was Brian Atkinson picking up the checkers improving his place in the standing. Trendell came home seventh.
Another brief intermission to allow our track staff to take a break as the beautiful hot weather continues. Mini Stocks were first with young Carson Nagy and veteran Rodney Rutherford on the point. Rutherford would lead lap one. The 70 of Joe Trafford got lose and took a hit in turn two and was around and into the wall on lap two bringing the caution and emergency crews to check him out. Shawn Taylor’s up and down year continued as he couldn’t continue as he was involved as well. On the restart Rutherford led again but a few laps later on lap five Chad Ditner took the lead but last years points champion and winner in round one, Russ Aicken took over the lead. Blair Wickett was making a bee line for the front and got by Ditner down the back on lap ten to move to second place. Wickett had his sights on Aicken and the two continued their year long battle and had some great side by side action battling for the lead. As they made their way down the front stretch Wickett made his was past Aicken to take over the lead and held on for the checkered flag.
Thunder Car round three had Chris Howse and Bobby Mercer up front. Howse led early on and was battling hard with Shawn Arnott for the lead. The winner of the first two features, Hudson Nagy started sixth in the nine car field and by mid way he caught Arnott and was knocking on his back door. Lap sixteen saw the 73 of Mike Troback around in turn three bringing out a caution and Nagy was lined up beside Arnott for the restart. As the green flew Nagy got a good run and was the new leader and held off Brad Collison at the finish and went three for three on the night. Pretty amazing job by the young man who I mentioned early was pretty discouraged and unsure of the rest of the year but the new engine seems to have made a big difference and although he missed a week he is fifth in points after some early bad luck.
The Grisdale Late Models were up for their final feature of the night with Brent Wheller and Kevin Albers out front. Wheller led early but the 37 of David Elliott made his way past on lap seven through three and four to take over the lead. Wheller was back to second and once again he had a mirror full of the 50 of Chad Corcoran. Corcoran flew past to take over second on lap twelve. Corey Jones made his way up to third to battle with Corcoran. A nice move by Jones to get around Corcoran and he took over second as Matt Lockwood followed Jones past Corcoran who was shuttled back to fourth. Elliott raced a great race and picked up the win. Nice job David!!!
The Pro Fours were up for their final fifteen lap feature of the night. Cliff Hodgkinson led lap one with the 15 of Dan Nanticoke glued to his back bumper. Nice battle for third through fifth as you could “throw a blanket” over the threesome of Dave Hodgkinson, Mike Westwood and Brian Nanticoke. Westwood would get by Hodgkinson in turn four on lap fourteen to take over second but by this time Dan Nanticoke was checked out and one and one this one going away.
The final race of the night was the second twenty lap feature for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Steve Trendell and John Karley were out front and a nice start by Trendell as it looked he was shot out of a cannon. A couple early caution as as the 09 spun twice. On the restart it was Trendell gone again. Trendell would lead flag to flag. Jason Keen was second, T.J. Marshall third and Brian Atkinson fourth. Daryl Henwood would round out the top five. When the points were tallied at the end of the night the order and spread hadn’t changed much as Keen was still in first with 329, Trendell second with 320 and Atkinson in third with 313.
That brought to  close another exciting nice of racing action at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Make plans to join us next Saturday, July 2nd we will run the feature for the Flamboro Stadium & Speedway Pure Stocks as well as their regular two features and our regular show featuring the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Pro Four Modifieds as well as the first visit of the season by the Ontario Modifieds racing series. King of the Hill spectator races are at intermission. Also after racing a DEMOLITION DERBY!!
Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for details, admission prices, point standings and more!!!
Photos by Derek Smith – racepulse.com
Results

Mini Stock Feature #2 (June 11th) – #76 Shawn Taylor, #61 Chad Ditner, #97 Blair Wickett, #84 David Gallinger, #71 Russ Aicken, #38 Bill Rutherford, #36 Carson Nagy, #77 Mike Hooper, #07 Michael Kenny, #79 Kyle Istead (NF), #03 Jake Gilbert (NF), #55 Taylor Thring (NS)
 
Mini Stock Feature #1 – #71 Russ Aicken, #76 Shawn Taylor, #97 Blair Wickett, #61 Chad Ditner, #84 David Gallinger, #70 Joe Trafford, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #36 Carson Nagy, #77 Mike Hooper, #07 Michael Kenny, #79 Kyle Istead (NF), #03 Jake Gilbert (NS), #55 Taylor Thring (NS)
Mini Stock Feature #2 – #97 Blair Wickett, #71 Russ Aicken, #61 Chad Ditner, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #84 David Gallinger, #36 Carson Nagy, #77 Mike Hooper, #07 Michael Kenny, #79 Kyle Istead (NF), #70 Joe Trafford (NF), #76 Shawn Taylor (NF), #03 Jake Gilbert (NS), Taylor Thring (NS)
Thunder Car Feature (June 11th) – #36 Hudson Nagy, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #55 Chris Howse, #7 Bobby Mercer, #38 Austin Penney, #92 A.J. Miller (NF), #87 Jeremy Bean (NF)
Thunder Car Feature #1 – #36 Carson Nagy, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #73 Mike Troback, #87 Jeremy Bean, #55 Chris Howse, #38 Austin Penney, #92 A.J. Miller
Thunder Car Feature #2 – #36 Hudson Nagy, #13 Brad Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer, #73 Mike Troback, #76 Shawn Arnott, #55 Chris Howse, #87 Jeremy Bean, #92 A.J. Miller, #38 Austin Penney (NF)
Late Model Feature #2 (June 11th) – #27 Kevin Albers, #61 Brent Wheller, #37 David Elliott, #15 Matt Lockwood, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #50 Chad Corcoran, #11 Dave Osborne, #74 Al Bowman, #36 Gary Elliott, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #39 Corey Jones (NF), #17 Nick Roth (NF), #86 Billy Schwartzenburg (NS), #89 Shawn Chenoweth (NS), #38p Bill Pearsall (NS), #39r Rodney Rutherford (NS)
Late Model Feature #1 – #15 Matt Lockwood, #50 Chad Corcoran, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #37 David Elliott, #27 Kevin Albers, #11 Dave Osborne, #36 Gary Elliott, #61 Brent Wheller, #19 Shane Gowan (NF), #74 Al Bowman (NF), #39 Corey Jones (NF), #46 Mike Klotz (NF), #17 Nick Roth (NS)
Late Model Feature #2 – #37 David Elliott, #39 Corey Jones, #15 Matt Lockwood, #50 Chad Corcoran, #61 Brent Wheller, #36 Gary Elliott, #27 Kevin Albers, #19 Shane Gowan, #11 Dave Osborne, #74 Al Bowman, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #9 Jeff Ruddy (NF), #46 Mike Klotz (NS), #17 Nick Roth (NS)
Pro Four Feature (June 11th) – #15 Dan Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #33 Cliff Hodgkinson, #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #23 Linc Erison, #24 Andrew Snyder, #8 Craig Shaver (NF), #68 Aaron Turkey (NS)
Pro Four Feature #1 – #93 Mike Westwood, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #33 Cliff Hodgkinson, #68 Aaron Turkey, #8 Craig Shaver, #23 Linc Erison, #9 Brian Nanticoke (NF), #24 Andrew Snyder (NF)
Pro Four Feature #2 – #15 Dan Nanticoke, #33 Cliff Hodgkinson, #93 Mike Westwood, #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #23 Linc Erison, #24 Andrew Snyder, #68 Aaron Turkey (NS), #8 Craig Shaver (NS)
Canadian Vintage Modified Feature #1 – #92 Brian Atkinson, #18 Jason Keen, #15 T.J. Marshall. #29 Daryl Henwood, #19 John Karley, #84 Jeremy Barton, #57 Steve Trendell, #33 Ian Burney, #25 Cassidy March (NF), #80 Amanda Stoner (NF), #5 Ian McIntyre (NF), #09 Rob Clarke (NF), #03 Bob Gilbert (NF)
 
Canadian Vintage Modifieds Feature #2 – #57 Steve Trendell, #18 Jason Keen, #15 T.J. Marshall, #92 Brain Atkinson, #29 Daryl Henwood,  #5 Ian McIntyre, #25 Cassidy March, #80 Amanda Stoner, #19 John Karley, #84 Jeremy Barton, #33 Ian Burney, #09 Rob Clarke (NF), #03 Bob Gilbert (NS)

Rodney Rutherford Makes It Two For Two At Flamboro Speedway Enduro Series

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By Randy Spencer (Flamboro Speedway PR) – Day two of racing this weekend at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway saw round two of four of the Flamboro Speedway Enduro Series taking place.
Nineteen cars were signed in for this one and the green flag would drop at 2pm. Flamboro Pure Stock driver Wayde Thorne was up front beside the 93 of Peter Vyn. Thorne led lap one but on lap two winner in round one Rodney Rutherford got by Thorne as he went high in turn two and Rutherford was gone and on a mission. Rutherford, Thorne and the 05 of Pete Reid were breaking away and the the 148 of Brandon Durdle and 30 of Robert Downey were the cork in the bottle of the rest of the pack. By lap seven it was Rutherford and Reid in a close battle and the would begin to lap the rest of the field. Reid seemed to have something for Rutherford early on as Reid would take the lead for a short time. By lap thirty it was Reid in first followed by Rutherford, Mike Jennings and another Flamboro Mini Stock veteran “The Rabbit” Rob Hoskins.
Lap 34 saw the leader Reid shooting steam and water out from his hood. Off he went to the pits for repairs and Rutherford took the lead. He would increase his lead to a half track in no time. Lap fifty it was Rutherford, Hoskins and Josh Shantz battling it out. As the race approached half way it was still Rutherford out front followed by a new second place car, John Shaw. Yes one of those Shaws. It’s a big family with racers in every decade since Flamboro opened. Hoskins was third followed by another former Flamboro racer and Ohsweken champion, Karl Sault.
Just over half way the 801 of Shaw was right there on Rutherford’s bumper challenging for the lead. But a closer check with their scorers it showed that Shaw was down a lap as Rutherford lapped the field earlier in the race. The first and only red of the event came on lap 143 as the 184 slowed to a stop at the exit of four and the track entrance as he tagged the wall. As the race wore on Shaw made his way past Rutherford but talking with Rodney after the race, he saw the scoreboard hadn’t changed so he backed off saved his car for the last 20 laps. It appeared that smoke was coming from the right front. Nothing was rubbing but it turned out to be lack of brakes but he held on and Rodney Rutherford was two for two picking up another first place cheque. John Shaw came home second, Karl Sault was third, Bryan Bateson was fourth with Rob Hoskins fifth.
The Figure Eight race had just four cars left that made the green. Chris Rivers and Wayde Thorne dropped out early and Rodney Rutherford battled Karl Sault but as the checkers flew it was Sault winning. Congratulations to all the competitors for a fun time and see you Sunday August 28th for round three of four in the Flamboro Speedway Enduro series.
That brought to  close an exciting afternoon of racing action at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Make plans to join us next Saturday, July 2nd we will run the feature for the Flamboro Stadium & Speedway Pure Stocks as well as their regular two features and our regular show featuring the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Pro Four Modifieds as well as the first visit of the season by the Ontario Modifieds racing series. King of the Hill spectator races are at intermission. Also after racing a DEMOLITION DERBY!!
Photos by Derek Smith racepulse.com
Finish of Enduro – #38 Rodney Rutherford, #801 John Shaw, #81 Karl Sault, #024 Bryan Bateson, #37h Rob Hoskins, #4j Josh Shantz, #71 Brad Webb, #15 Cory Janssens, #93 Peter Vyn, #28 Mike Jennings, #6 Wayde Thorne, #94 Curtis Young, #184 Tyler Ward, #30 Robert Downey, #55 Craig Cole, #05 Pete Reid, #148 Branden Durdle, #16 Justin Haaristin (?), #121 Seth Kirby
Finish of Figure 8 – #81 Karl Sault, #32 Rodney Rutherford, #53 Chris Rivers, #6 Wayde Thorne, #148 Branden Durdle (NS), #94 Curtis Young (NS)

2 DAYS OF RACING THIS WEEK-END AT FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY

THIS SATURDAY JUNE 25TH AND SUNDAY JUNE 26TH FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY PRESENTS 2 DAYS OF ACTION PACKED RACING. ON SATURDAY WE ARE FIRST RUNNING FEATURES FOR THE PRO LATE MODELS, THUNDER CARS, MINI STOCKS AND THE PRO 4 MODIFIEDS THAT WERE CANCELLED DUE TO THE POWER OUTAGE ON JUNE 11TH. OUR REGULAR SCHEDULED EVENT FEATURES THE PRO LATE MODELS, THUNDER CARS, MINI STOCKS, PRO 4 MODIFIEDS AND THE CANADIAN VINTAGE MODIFIEDS. PLEASE NOTE, RACING STARTS AT 5 P.M. THIS SATURDAY.

SUNDAY JUNE 26TH, IT’S RACE 2 OF 4 OF THE FLAMBORO ENDURO SERIES PLUS A FIGURE 8 RACE. 200-250 LAPS DEPENDING ON THE CAR COUNT. FOR RULES AND PAYOUTS CLICK  http://flamborospeedway.ca/?page_id=4640 AND FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM CLICK  http://flamborospeedway.ca/?page_id=3315. RACING STARTS AT 2 P.M.

SATURDAY TIMES
PIT GATES OPEN AT 3 P.M.
FRONT GATES OPEN AT 4
RACING STARTS AT 5

SUNDAY TIMES
PIT GATES OPEN AT 11 A.M.
FRONT GATES OPEN AT NOON
RACING STARTS AT 2

FRONT GATE ADMISSION
SATURDAY
ADULTS – $15.95
SENIORS 65 AND OVER – $13.25
YOUTHS 13-16 – $13.25
CHILDREN 6-12 – $3.00
FAMILY TICKET – $33.60 WHICH INCLUDES 2 ADULTS AND UP TO 4 CHILDREN TO 12 YEARS OLD. *HST IS EXTRA*

SUNDAY
$15.00

CHILDREN – $3.00

PIT GATE ADMISSION
SATURDAY
NON MEMBERS – $ 35.00
MEMBERS – $30.00

SUNDAY
$20.00

IF YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL JOHN AT 905-659-3042.

Shane Maginnis Wins OSCAAR Super Late Model Event At Flamboro Speedway

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By Randy Spencer (Flamboro Speedway PR) – It was a rare night off for all the Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway weekly divisions as we welcomed the OSCAAR Series and the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets to the track. Once again beautiful weather and a nice crowd were on hand to see these two Ontario touring classes. Super Late Models were joined by the Modifieds, Midgets and the first visit to Flamboro by the new OSCAAR Pro Midgets.
Racing got underway at 6pm. OSCAAR Midgets were up first for the first of their two qualifying heats. Wally Wilson and Wayne McKibbon were on the pole for this eight lapper. Wilson would lead lap one but the 24 of Ryan Brown was right on his bumper. Some exciting side by side action early as Wilson fought hard to hold off the charging Brown as the two combatants  battled throughout. Brown would make his move with two laps to go and passed Wilson as they made their way into turn one. Brown just about gave the lead back as he went high in 3-4 on the final lap but would come across the line first picking up the checkers.
The OSCAAR Pro Midgets were next. This new division had just three cars signed in on this night. It was my first time watching them and I was impressed. They will be fun to watch when the cars counts rise a little. Very fast and they look like a smaller version of the Can Am Midgets. The 1 of Ted Greenwood led lap one and would stay there for the entire fice laps to pick up the win.
The OSCAAR Modifieds had 16 cars signed in and they would be split into two, eight car heats. The Iron Man Gary Elliott was on the pole with points leader A.J. Emms on his outside. Elliott would lead early with the 8 of Gary McLean right there knocking on Elliott’s back door. On lap six, McLean moved to the inside of Elliott in an attempt to get by the veteran Elliott. But Elliott wouldn’t be denied and he held off McLean to pick up the victory. Nice to see Gary in victory lane. One of my all time favorites, Gary is racing in his sixth different decade here at Flamboro Speedway. Heat two had the Spider Man John Harper on the inside pole along side the 21 of Chris Milwain. Both are familiar with Flamboro as Harper raced for years in Thunder Cars while Milwain is a former Canadian Vintage Modified pilot. Harper would lead early with Milwain not far behind. The two battled for ten hard laps and Milwain made several attempts to get by Harper without success. Late Milwain got squirrely as he made a last ditch effort to get by the 79 but it would be Harper in the Sunoco Fuels Victory Lane.
OSCAAR Super Late Models hit the tack. Known to many as the ground pounders, these powerful machines had 11 cars signed in on this night. Earlier in the week, Flamboro co-owner announce a special race here on August 22nd. The Gold Rush, a 100 lap event that in the past was a race for Pro Late Models will this year be an Outlaw Super Late Model event. Should be very exciting to say the least with cars from all over the province as well as bordering U.S. states battling it out for the chance to win $10,000. Stay tuned to the Flamboro Speedway website for all the details!! Veteran Glenn Watson lined up beside Flamboro favorite J.R. Fitzpatrick for this one. Fitzpatrick led early and was fast getting around the three eights mile oval just over 14 seconds. He would lead flag to flag to pick up the heat win. Second heat had Tyler Hawn up front with Charlie Gallant to his right. Gallant would cross the line first but went high in turns 1-2 and that allowed Hawn to get by and assume the lead. Shane Maginnis, a past Pro Late Model driver here was making his first start of 2016. He took the lead a couple laps in and that lead grew quickly and he won this one going away.
The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets celebrating their 50th year of racing were up next. Fourteen cars were ready for battle in the first of two, ten lap heats. Craig Pitchell started up front along side 2015 Rookie of the Year James Marche. Marche led early but the Adam Racine, who started fourth made his to the front quick and was the new leader a few laps in. Marche made a race out of it but Racine would hold off the sophomore to take the victory. Darren Dryden and Barry Dunn were up front for the second heat. Dryden would lead early and a caution on lap six for debris brought out a caution. Dryden wasn’t phased and would take the lead on the restart and pick up the heat win.
The OSCAAR Midgets second heat had Brian MacDonald and Russ Couture on the pole. The front runners ran into trouble right off the start as MacDonald went around in 1-2 doing a complete three sixty collecting the oncoming field behind him. Several cars took hard hits, one bounced around and a few went off on the flat bed. Several cars had some significant damage and would need to work hard to make it out for the feature. The carnage took out more than half the field and as the checkers flew on lap eight, three cars were left running as Alex Cuzzilla was first followed by Wayne McKibbon and Zack Millman.

The OSCAAR Pro Midget third heat saw Wally Northcott lead lap one and the 37 of Shawn Paul retired to leave Northcott and Ted Greenwood battle it out. Greenwood would come across first to pick up the heat win.
Round two qualifying for the OSCAAR Modifieds had Paul Smith and David Balych on the point. Balych and Allen Adams came together on the backstretch and it looked like Balych may have tagged the wall and he retired early. Smith led early but Adams would take over the lead by lap three. Adams went a little high in four and through one allowing the 21 of Chris Milwain to make his way to the side of the 99. Milwain made his move on lap seven as the cars charged out of four and he took the lead and would pick up the checkered flag. Heat #4 had former Vintage Modified driver Shane Stickel up front along side Corey Horner. Stickel and Horner started to break away from the pack and as the checkered flag was waved Stickel was in the Sunoco Fuels Victory Lane.
The final two races of qualifying were for the OSCAAR Super Late Models. Former Flamboro Pro Late Model driver Jim Bowman was up front with Roy Passer to his outside. Passer would lead early and a caution as Bowman and J.R. Fitzpatrick got involved sending Fitzpatrick around. Passer continued to lead with Fitzpatrick making his way to the back bumper of the 27. As checkers flew it was Passer picking up the win. The green flag dropped on heat #4 as Gary Passer and former Flamboro Pro Late model champion Todd Campbell out front. Campbell led lap one but a caution as Glenn Watson tried to get past Gary Passer  and the two made contact. Watson had to hit the pits with a flat left front. Another caution as fluid was on the tack and it caused a spin. This would allow the 03 of Shane Maginnis to take the lead and he made it two for two picking up another heat win. That brought us to intermission.
 
The twenty lap OSCAAR Midgets feature was first up with ten cars taking green. Alex Cuzzilla and Ryan Brown were out front. Brown was the early leader with the 42 of Brian MacDonald on the move early. He started sixth and moved to third in the first couple of laps. Brown and Cuzzilla would battle it out early as they tried to break away. By lap 11, the 69 of Wally Wilson was making life difficult for the 42 of Brian MacDonald. Wilson was trying every move in the book heading low and high but with no luck in his attempts to get past the 42. Up front Ryan Brown was building a commanding lead and wouldn’t be challenged on the night. As the white flag flew the 50 of Cuzzilla slowed a bit and this allowed Wilson and MacDonald to get by and as the checkers flew it was Brown coming across first followed by MacDonald and Wilson. Congratulations to Ryan Brown who after seven years picked up his first feature win with the Midget series. And he did so in commanding style. As I mentioned earlier in the heat races, some cars would have some work to do to make the feature. Brown was one of those cars as he had to replace the front axle but still won the race going away. Congratulations Ryan!!
The OSCAAR Pro Midgets hit the tack for their ten lap feature. This one was a strange one. On lap three 45 of Wally Northcott was battling the 1 of Ted Greenwood. Greenwood was leading and Northcott went in hard and deep in turn three. A bounce and swerve cause the two cars to come together and they hit hard sending the two cars into the turn four wall. This one could’ve been ugly but both cars were unable to continue and would see the checkered flag fly for the only remaining car as the 37 of Shawn Paul pick up the win.
 
The OSCAAR Modified Feature was next with sixteen cars taking green. Allen Adams lined up beside Brian McLean for the start of this one. McLean led early but a caution would fly as Corey Horner got sideways and went high and that would collect some cars as the 14 of A.J. Emms had nowhere to go with Shane Stickel, Dan Price, Rick Schurr, Emms, and Paul Smith all ending up in the incident. Horner and Smith were unable to continue as they were removed by Ray’s Towing. Horner had some rear end damage and looked like a broken trailing arm and Smith, a back up driver on the might had his right front tire bent. On the restart, a tight pack of cars battled for the lead. McLean was out front with Adams, John Harper and Gary McLean close behind. Gary McLean and John Harper were waging a fierce battle. Both would go in the corner hard to try and get an advantage. Harper seemed to have the advantage but he gt out of the throttle out of two on lap 17 and slowed with an apparent steering issue bringing out the caution. Gary McLean would take the lead on the restart but another caution as Shane Stickel spun. McLean would continue to lead on the restarts and had a ten car advantage with five to go. A green white checkers was the way this one would finish as the 44 of Rick Schurr spun on the front stretch on lap 28. As the checkers flew it was Gary McLean picking up the win. Going into the night he was just six points back of the leader A.J. Emms in the point standings so this one sure helped him move on up. Congratulations to Gary on the in. As he said in the post race interview he either wins at Flamboro or goes home in a basket. It’s either checkers or wreckers here for Mclean over the past few seasons.
The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets were up next and Darren Dryden was on the pole along side James Marche. The Midgets did their familiar four wide salute to the fans. As Josh Paxton used to say…Only the Best Go Four Abreast. Dryden led the field to green. Marche would make it interesting early as the two front row cars would race side by side in a virtual dead heat as they crossed the line in the early going. James Marche led early but Dryden would take the lead. Adam Racine was making a hard charge as he would head deep into three on lap four to take over second. Darren McLennan would move to third as the race wore on. Dryden was building a small lead but that quickly started to grow. A real battle was shaping up further back in the field as six cars were battling wheel to wheel. McLennan and Racine also were running each other hard but as the checkers flew it was Darren Dryden leading flag to flag to pick up his first of likely many feature wins in the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets. Congratulations Darren, nice to see another former Flamboro regular making good!!

The final race of the evening was the 50 lap main event for the OSCAAR Super Late Models. Todd Campbell and J.R. Fitzpatrick were out front with Fitzpatrick leading early. Shane Maginnis started fourth but moved up the second early. Maginnis would make his move on J.R. as the two were heading into turn one on lap six. Maginnis’ car was a glow of flame and back fire every time he went through the corners. This write was sure that Maginnis was going to have some issues but that never happened. A few cautions as the race was half way for some cars spinning out. Maginnis was just too much for the rest of the field and he would hold the lead through the restarts and as the checkers flew to close out the racing action it was Shane Maginnis picking up the checkered flag.
That brought to  close another exciting nice of racing action at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Make plans to join us for a double header weekend of racing next weekend. Saturday we will run the features for the Grisdale Late Models, Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Pro Four Modifieds that were postponed due to that power outage last weekend. Our regular scheduled feature for Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, and Pro Four Modifieds as well as heats and feature for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds will follow that. Please note the special starting time Saturday, Pits open at 3pm, front gates at 4pm and racing starts at 5pm.
Then Sunday, it’s race 2 of 4 of the Flamboro Speedway Enduro series plus a figure 8 race. The race will be 200-250 laps depending on car counts. Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for details, rules and payout information. Sunday pits open at 11am, front gates at noon with racing  at 2pm.
Photos by Mike Kiers – cableguyphotos.com
Videos by Ingrid Hartman
Results
 
OSCAAR Midgets Heat #1 : #24 Ryan Brown, #69 Wally Wilson, #42 Brian MacDonald, #50 Alex Cuzzilla, #88 Darryl Anthony, #72 Zack Millman, #94 Russ Couture, #66 Bill Hetherton, #71 Wayne McKibbon, #49 Monty Farrell
 
OSCAAR Midgets Heat #2 : #50 Alex Cuzzilla, #71 Wayne McKibbon, #72 Zack Millman,#88 Darryl Anthony, #42 Brian MacDonald, #94 Russ Couture, #66 Bill Hetherton, #24 Ryan Brown, #49 Monty Farrell, #69 Wally Wilson
OSCAAR Midgets Feature : #24 Ryan Brown, #42 Brian MacDonald, #69 Wally Wilson, #50 Alex Cuzzilla, #71 Wayne McKibbon, #88 Darryl Anthony, #72 Zack Millman, #66 Bill Hetherton, #49 Monty Farrell, #94 Russ Couture (NS)
OSCAAR Pro Midgets Heat #1 : #1 Ted Greenwood, #37 Shawn Paul, #45 Wally Northcott
OSCAAR Pro Midgets Heat #2 : #1 Ted Greenwood, #45 Wally Northcott, #37 Shawn Paul
OSCAAR Pro Midgets Feature : #37 Shawn Paul, #1 Ted Greenwood, #45 Wally Northcott
OSCAAR Modifieds Heat #1 : #36 Gary Elliott, #8 Gary McLean, #47 Brian McLean, #99 Allen Adams, #14 A.J. Emms, #39 Shane Stickel, #09 Dan Price, #97 Paul Smith
 
OSCAAR Modifieds Heat #2 : #79 John Harper, #21 Chris Milwain, #12 David Balych, #79h Corey Horner, #88 Ryan Dick, #96k Monty Kelly, #44 Rick Schurr, #51 Dale Reinhart
 
OSCAAR Modifieds Heat #3 : #21 Chris Milwain, #99 Allen Adams, #47 Brian McLean, #36 Gary Elliott, #97 Paul Smith, #44 Rick Schurr, #51 Dale Reinhart, #12 David Balych
 
OSCAAR Modifieds Heat #4 : #39 Shane Stickel, #79h Corey Horner, #8 Gary McLean, #09 Dan Price, #88 Ryan Dick, #79 John Harper, #14 A.J. Emms, #96k Monty Kelly
 
OSCAAR Modifieds Feature : #8 Gary McLean, #47 Brian McLean, #21 Chris Milwain, #14 A.J. Emms, #99 Allen Adams, #88 Ryan Dick, #36 Gary Elliott, #0 Dan Price, #39 Shane Stickel, #51 Dale Reinhart, #96k Monty Kelly, #44 Rick Schurr, #79 John Harper, #79h Corey Horner, #97 Paul Smith, #12 David Balych (NS)
OSCAAR Super Late Model Heat #1 : #84 J.R. Fitzpatrick, #22 Glenn Watson, #07 Todd Campbell, #27 Roy Passer, #52 Gary Passer
 
OSCAAR Super Late Model Heat #2 : #03 Shane Maginnis, #2 Tyler Hawn, #40p Charlie Gallant, #63 Jim Bowman, #67 Rob Reimer
 
OSCAAR Super Late Model Heat #3 : #27 Roy Passer, #84 J.R. Fitzpatrick, #40p Charlie Gallant, #63 Jim Bowman
 
OSCAAR Super Late Model Heat #4 : #03 Shane Maginnis, #07 Todd Campbell, #52 Gary Passer, #2 Tyler Hawn, #67 Rob Reimer, #22 Glenn Watson
OSCAAR Super Late Model Feature : #03 Shane Maginnis, #84 J.R. Fitzpatrick, #27 Roy Passer, #22 Glenn Watson, #52 Gary Passer, #07 Tod Campbell, #63 Jim Bowman, #67 Rob Reimer, #2 Tyler Hawn, #40p Charlie Gallant, #7 Derrick Tiemersma (NS)
Can Am Midget Heat #1 : #20 Adam Racine, #66 James Marche, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #2 Steve Murdock, #74 Rob Neely, #6 Craig Pitchell, #55 Cody Whittam (NS)
 
Can Am Midget Heat #2 : #12 Darren Dryden, #48 Darren McLennan, #44 Barry Dunn, #50 Adrain Stahle, #94 Ryan Fraser, #40 Mack Deman, #62 Joe Arsenault
Can Am Midget Feature : #12 Darren Dryden, #48 Darren McLennan, #20 Adam Racine, #44 Barry Dunn, #94 Ryan Fraser, #91 Brandon Zavarella, #40 Mack Deman, #74 Rob Neely, #66 James Marche, #2 Steve Murdock, #6 Craig Pitchell, #62 Joe Arsenault, #50 Adrian Stahle (NF), #55 Cody Whittam (NS)

OSCAAR RETURNS TO FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY

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THIS SATURDAY JUNE 18TH, THE OSCAAR SERIES RETURNS TO FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY. FEATURING THE OSCAAR SUPER LATE MODELS, OSCAAR MODIFIEDS, OSCAAR MIDGETS, PRO-MIDGETS AND THE CAN-AM MIDGETS. PITS OPEN AT 3 P.M., RACING STARTS AT 6 SHARP.

PITS OPEN AT 3 P.M.
FRONT GATES OPEN AT 5
RACING STARTS AT 6 SHARP

FRONT GATE ADMISSIONS
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

PIT GATE ADMISSIONS
NON-MEMBERS – $35.00
MEMBERS – $30.00
2016  PIT MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PIT GATE ENTRANCE ONLY FOR $25.00 WHICH ENTITLES YOU TO A $5.00 DISCOUNT EVERY NIGHT OF RACING INCLUDING ALL SPECIALS.

IF YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT JOHN AT 905-659-3042.

Power Outage Ends Racing Early At Flamboro Speedway

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By Randy Spencer – Another great night for racing and it was the always popular Meet the Drivers night at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. A big crowd was on hand and it was extra special as the Help A Child Smile group was on hand with approximately 80 kids receiving cancer treatments at the McMaster Children’s Hospital along with friends and families. They were all admitted free and they sold tickets as a fund raiser for the 2017 Daytona 500, a package worth over $10,000.

Racing got under way with the Flamboro Stadium & Speedway Hall of Fame Pure Stocks up first. Twenty two cars took the green with Ashton Reekie and Elijah Hawrylyshyn on the pole. An early caution as three cars got mixed up on the back stretch on lap four. Wayde Thorne, Ashton Reekie and Peter Becker were involved and Thorne was taken off on the hook and was unable to continue. By lap 13 Andy Wheller was in the lead. A late caution with two laps remaining brought the field back to even and some bumping and banging and it was the 66 of Jeff Miller in the lead. As the checkers flew it was Miller crossing the line first picking up his first ever feature win. Congratulations Jeff!!

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The Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks hit the track with eleven cars in this one. Twelve year old Carson Nagy led early. By lap 10 points leader Chad Ditner was leading last years champ Russ Aicken and the were putting on a battle. Shawn Taylor was away so dad Sam was piloting the car this week and he was putting on a good battle with the 03 of Jake Gilbert. A caution back the cars back to even and on the restart coming out of four Aicken and Blair Wickett came together and Wickett was around bringing out the caution sending both cars to the rear of the pack. That put Ditner in the lead and he would hold on to take the win and pad his points lead.
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The Ray’s Towing & Auto Centre Thunder Cars were up next with eight cars taking the green. Shawn Arnott and Bobby Mercer were on the pole and Arnott lead early. Brad Collison was in second and was right on Arnott’s bumper. As the race wore on Collison made his move and a little bump and run action as Collison tapped the bumper causing Arnott to let up and get a little lose and that was what Collison needed to get by take the lead and go on to pick up the feature win.

The Grisdale Late Models were next with sixteen cars signed in. A great race early on as Jeff Ruddy led Matt Lockwood. On lap 22 coming down the front stretch Shawn Chenoweth and David Elliott caused a stir as the two came together and bought a caution out. Apparently deemed a racing incident both cars got their spots back and racing continued. Ruddy would hold his lead off the start and as the checkers flew it was Ruddy leading almost flag to flag picking up his first feature win of the year.
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The Pro 4 Modified feature saw nine cars take the green. A few cars retired early and a great run once again by Dan Nanticoke as he led flag to flag with a half track advantage to pick up the feature win.

That brought us to intermission and the majority of the cars hit the track with hero cards and treats for all. The crowd spilled out onto the track and a good time was had by all. Unfortunately a blown transformer in the area caused a power outage and the intermission went on a little longer than normal as we waited to see if power would return. But it didn’t and racing was called about 930pm. The Late Model, Thunder Car, Mini Stock and Pro 4 second features will be added to the June 25th show and that night racing starts at 5pm. The Pure Stocks second feature will take place July 2nd.

That brought to a close another great night of racing. Please join us next Saturday June 18th as the OSCAAR series returns to Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. Featuring the OSCAAR Super Late Models, Modifieds, Midgets and Pro Midgets. The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets are also making their return. Pits open at 3pm, front gates at 5pm and racing gets underway at 6pm.

Photos by
Derek Smith of racepulse.com
Videos by Ingrid Hartman
 
Results

Pure Stock Feature :
#66 Jeff Miller, #90 Andy Wheller, #50 Ross Winters Jr., #60 Peter Becker, #82 Gillian Hils, #42 Leo Labarbera, #10 Lofton Schuts, #70 Alex Schuts, #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn, #83 Eric Crow, #18 Josh Shantz, #79 Caroline Kelly, #78 Clinton Kerkoff, #9 Courtney Scott, #15 Joey Wilcox, #01 Mark DaSilva (NF), #2 Roger Lessard (NF), #7 Matt Young, #16 Mark Thorne (NF), #6 Wayde Thorne (NF), #26 Ashton Reekie (NF), #61 Paul Ditner (NF), #77 Keith Jackman (NS)

Mini Stock Feature : #61 Chad Ditner, #76 Sam Taylor, #97 Blair Wickett, #71 Russ Aicken, #03 Jake Gilbert, #84 David Gallinger, #86 Carson Nagy, #38 Bill Rutherford, #77 Mike Hooper, #79 Kyle Istead, #07 Michael Kenny, #55 Taylor Thring (NS)

Thunder Car Feature : #13 Brad Collson, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #55 Chris Howse, #36 Hudson Nagy, #38 Austin Penney, #92 A.J. Miller, #87 Jeremy Bean (NF)

Late Model Feature : #9 Jeff Ruddy, #37 David Elliott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #39 Corey Jones, #15 Matt Lockwood, #50 Chad Corcoran, #86 Kenny Forth, #17 Nick Roth, #27 Kevin Albers, #61 Brent Wheller, #11 Dave Osborne, #38p Bill Pearsall, #36 Gary Elliott, #74 Al Bowman, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #38r Rodney Ritherford (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #15 Dan Nanticoke, #93 Dan Petit, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #33 Cliff Hodgkinson, #8 Craig Shaver, #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #23 Linc Erison, #63 Mark Lucas (NF), #68 Aaron Turkey (NF)