Shaw & Corcoran Share Victory Lane At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer / OntarioOval.com – With the racing schedule starting to wind down, the points races are heating up and it’s the time of year some drivers get really competitive doing whatever it takes to win. It always gets wild at this time of year, but especially so this year as all three divisions are really tight. In Late Models, David Elliott leads Jason Shaw and Brad Corcoran by just 2 points. Nick Troback is at the top of the Thunder Car standings leading Brad Collison by 3 points. Dave Bailey has the biggest lead with 58 over second place driver Matt Dean  but second through tenth are separated by just 69 points. It showed tonight as some of the cars traded paint on several occasions. Things heated up in the heat races with several instances cars getting involved in some mishaps. Mini Stock heat winners were Brandon McFerran and Glen Vandergeld, Joe Trafford and Gary Slama won Thunder Car heats, John Verney won the F4 heat, his third win in the last four and Brennan Didero and Paul Howse were victorious in Late Model qualifying.

Racing action got underway with the Grisdale Late Models completing their feature race that was postponed due to rain one week ago. Jim Sweers and Al Bowman were on the pole for the Memorial Race Feature. There was a lot of bumping and grinding and several cautions early. Brennan Didero led the first half of the race but on a re-start, Jason Shaw used his veteran skills to get by Didero and held on to take his first feature victory of the year. Jason’s son Dale, who runs in the Mini Stock was one feature up on his dad, wouldn’t let him forget, Dale had one and dad didn’t have any. Jason entered the evening second in points, just 2 behind Grisdale Triple Crown Champion David Elliott.  The King of the Hill competition took over the track during intermission and some exciting matches and the winner took home $500.

The Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks feature was first with Courtney Scott and Glen Vandergeld on the pole. Matt Dean’s who has experienced some troubles lately, took the green and retired the car to the infield. Typical three wide action early in the Mini Stocks made the racing very exciting. Glen Vandergeld has the Stephen Jackson #69 car running real well and after taking the heat, shot out to a lead and would hold it for the majority of the race. With just 5 laps remaining, the pack caught up. Dale Shaw (#28) and Dave Bailey were battling door to door and as they went three wide Shaw made a veteran move, squeezing Bailey high and shooting out to the lead. The 28 car would hold off the pack to take his second feature of the year. As Dale climbed from the car his emotions were evident as the happy driver let out a yell and thanked his sponsors and crew and made mention he’s now one up on dad Jason once again in the “father/son” competition.

Nineteen Freedom Village Thunder Cars took to the track and some early three wide action by Kevin Albers, Brad Collison and Linda Dean got the race off to an exciting start. Jeff Bean led the first 13 laps until Joe Trafford, who won his heat earlier in the evening, managed to get by Bean and held the laps for four laps. Shawn Chenoweth (#89) took over second place and was banging at Traffords back door. With a few laps to go, the top cars got into lapped traffic and Chenoweth used it to his advantage and on lap 19 managed to overtake Trafford. The 89 car held on for the victory and became the first driver at Flamboro in 2011 to win a feature in two different divisions. In victory lane Shawn mentioned last week’s Thunder Car race was the most fun he’s had on the track all season.

The Grisdale Late Models were up again for their second 30 lap feature of the evening. Lots of bumping and shoving right off the start and the cars got too close and as the cars were coming out of turn four, seven cars were involved with Jim Bowman and Jeff Stewart getting the worst of it and weren’t able to continue. The red flag came out so the mess in turn four could be completely cleaned up. Half way through, Steve Laking experienced some engine trouble and the caution flew once again. David Elliott and Brad Corcoran took the green and the two battled for a few laps until Elliott got high and off the gas in turn four and lost 2 spots as Corcoran took the lead. Hot on his tail were Shaw, Howse and Gary and David Elliott but Corcoran wouldn’t falter and took the checkered flag.

The F4 Modifieds were the final race of the evening. Early on Craig Shaver and Dan Petit got tangled and took some hard hits and there night was over. John Verney would take over the lead half way through the feature and held off Brian Nanticoke and Mark Lucas for his second consecutive feature win.

Join us again next week as the Grisdale Late Models, Freedom Village Thunder Cars, Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks  and the F4 Modifieds are back for more exciting racing action. The F4′s will also run their feature from 2 weeks ago. It’s also the last MEET THE DRIVERS NIGHT of the season with an autograph session at intermission. Come out and meet your heroes and get some autographs. Grandstands open at 5pm and racing gets underway at 6:30pm. For more information check the website at http://www.flamborospeedway.ca   See you at the races!!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Late Model Feature (from August 20th): #82 Jason Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #24 Brennan Didero, #36 Gary Elliott, #05 Brad Corcoran, #8 Paul Howse, #44 Steve Laking, #3 Chris Boschler, #27 Steve Smith, #22 Bill Lassaline, #95 Kevin Benish,  #75 Jim Sweers, #74 Al Bowman, #00 Jim Gillis, #56 Jeff Stewart (DNF), #77 Matt Balog (DNF), #33 Jason Lancaster (DNF), #52 Scott Lyons (DNS), #79 Tim Gordon (DNS), #08 Derek Martin (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #1:  #69 Glen Vandergeld (scored as #32), #5 Kenny Stenhouse, #13 Mike Holmes, #22 Wade Watson, #01 Mark DaSilva, #10 Courtney Scott, #77 James Idsardi, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #84 Lisa DeLeeuw

Mini Stock Heat #2: #64 Brandon McFerran, #28 Dale Shaw, #31 Dave Bailey, #81 Samantha Shaw, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #15 Matt Dean, #71 Russ Aicken, #88 Mark Dennis, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (DNF), #73 Dave Larkin (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature: #28 Dale Shaw, #31 Dave Bailey, #69 Glen Vandergeld, #22 Wade Watson, #13 Mike Holmes, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #64 Brandon McFerran, #81 Samantha Shaw, #01 Mark DaSilva, #71 Russ Aicken, #88 Mark Dennis, #77 James Idsardi, #88 Mark Dennis, #77 James Idsardi, #10 Courtney Scott, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #84 Lisa Deleeuw (DNF), #15 Matt Dean (DNF), #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #73 Dave Larkin (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1:  #70 Joe Trafford, #37 Jeff Bean, #2 Rick Burbridge, #5 Linda Dean, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #36 Mike Van Slingerland, #02 Mark Burbridge, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #71 Bobby Mercer, #88 Scott Laporte

Thunder Car Heat #2: #4 Gary Slama, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #27 Kevin Albers, #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #73 Nick Troback, #19 Dave Silverthorn Sr., #17 Nick Roth (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature: #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #70 Joe Trafford, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #76 Shawn Arnott, #8 Steve Perry, #13 Brad Collison, #73 Nick Troback, #4 Gary Slama, #17 Nick Roth, #27 Kevin Albers, #2 Rick Burbridge, #19 Dave Silverthorn Sr., #5 Linda Dean, #71 Bobby Mercer, #88 Scott Laporte, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #36 Mike Van Slingerland, #02 Mark Burbridge (DNS)

Late Model Heat #1: #24 Brennan Didero, #75 Jim Sweers, #95 Kevin Benish, #63 Jim Bowman, #27 Steve Smith, #00 Jim Gillis, #74 Al Bowman, #77 Matt Balog (DNS), Jeff Lancaster (DNS)

Late Model Heat #2: #8 Paul Howse, #05 Brad Corcoran, #37 David Elliott, #82 Jeff Shaw, #36 Gary Elliott, #3 Chris Boschler, #22 Bill Lassaline,  #44 Steve Laking (DNF), #56 Jeff Stewart (DNF)

Late Model Feature: #05 Brad Corcoran, #82 Jason Shaw, #8 Paul Howse, #37 David Elliott, #36 Gary Elliott, #95 Kevin Benish, #24 Brennan Didero, #3 Chris Boschler, #22 Bill Lassaline, #74 Al Bowman, #00 Jim Gillis, #44 Steve Laking (DNF), #27 Steve Smith (DNF), #75 Jim Sweers (DNF), #56 Jeff Stewart (DNF), #63 Jim Bowman (DNF)

F4 Heat: #43 John Verney, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #63 Mark Lucas, #3 Mark Millard, #37 Dan Nanticoke, #36 Dave Hodgekinson, #19 Dan Petit

F4 Feature: #43 John Verney, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #63 Mark Lucas, #36 Dave Hodgekinson, #37 Dan Nanticoke, #7 Vic Devries, #19 Dan Petit (DNF), #8 Craig Shaver (DNF) #3 Mark Millard (DNS)

50 Years Of Flamboro Celebration Cut Short By Rain

By Randy Spencer – It was Memorial Night at Flamboro Speedway Saturday and 50 years of racing history was being celebrated as we remembered those who helped make Flamboro the great track it has become over the years. Well over 100 former racers, crew and family members were on hand in the turn one VIP chalet to relive old memories and see friends and drivers they battled with wheel to wheel over the years. Cake and champagne was served to all the fans and former racers alike as they entered the front gate. Personally for me this was a great night and I got to meet many people I used to watch and read about. I, along with my daughters Larissa and Madison, had a great time this week preparing 12 Bristol boards, commemorating 50 years of Flamboro history with pictures and stories. It appeared the display was thoroughly enjoyed by all as they gathered around and reminisced. The first ever feature winner 50 years ago, Jack McCutcheon and his wife made the trek all the way from Brussels to be on hand. Before racing got under way, a tradition as all the drivers gathered in turn 1 for an on track photo. It was extra special with so many of the former heroes on hand in the VIP chalet behind the drivers of today.

With threatening skies overhead, heat races got under way shortly after 6:30. There were a few “guest” drivers on hand for the special event like multi-time Late Model champion #52 Scott Lyons who came out of retirement for this race in honor of his dad Bill who passed away just a few weeks ago. Former Canadian Vintage Modified and Super Late Model driver was behind the wheel of the #43 Mini Stock. Woolsey had a huge gathering of family on hand for Memorial Night.  Mini stock qualifying races went to Mike Holmes and Eric Van Wyngaarden. Thunder Car heat winners were Jeff Bean and Steve Perry. Late Model winners were Brennan Didero and Steve Perry while the F4 Modified heat winner was Craig Shaver.

During the intermission, Gary Elliott had the honor of reading a long list of names that have been honored over the years and are remebered with their names on the Memorial trophy. Plenty of emotion was evident as Carol Lyons placed the name of her late husband Bill on the Memorial trophy at the front gate by the starters stand.

Twenty Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks took the green flag as their 25 lap feature got under way. #64 Brandon McFerran shot out to an early lead and was holding off a hard charging Russ Aicken. Aicken and his crew worked hard all week rebuilding the car after an early crash in last week’s feature. By lap 8, T.J. Woolsey, who started 11th in the field, tracked down the #64 and was the new leader. Woolsey started to run away from the field and had a half a straight away lead at one point. The battle for second was heating up between Aicken, Van Wyngaarden and Bailey running nose to tail with the #13 of Mike Holmes close behind and gaining fast. With 8 laps to go, Van Wyngaarden got loose in turn 4 and brought out a caution tightening the pack. Another caution in turn 3 as Ken Stenhouse got sideways collecting Vandergeld and Samantha Shaw on lap 20. Woolsey and Aicken were side by side on the restart and the 43 car once again took the lead. Aicken took a black flag late while the #13 of Mike Holmes made a great move to take over second as the checkered flag dropped on the #43 of T.J. Woolsey. Sarah Miskiewicz joined T.J.  in victory lane. T.J. was extremely happy to get the victory saying he just wanted to have some fun and didn’t know what to expect. It was special for T.J. as all the Didero’s along with his family were in attendance. His dad’s Uncle Leno was one of the original builders and owners of Flamboro Speedway 50 years ago.

As the Freedom Village Thunder Cars took to the track for their feature, the skies opened up and after a short rain delay the race got under way. Jeff Bean, who won his heat earlier was on the pole along side Scott Laporte. #31 Kevin Gallant, who had said earlier how badly he wanted to win this race for his good friend Paul McIlroy, took the lead by lap 6 and started to put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. The cars battled hard, lots of slamming and banging going on and the first caution didn’t come out until lap 19 when the #02 Mark Burbridge got out of shape in turn 2. On the restart, Kevin Albers took a black flag for, in the starter’s opinion, jumping the restart and as a result he had to fall back to the rear of the field. Nick Roth battled Gallant hard and tried to make a last lap move but it wasn’t enough as Kevin Gallant took the checkered flag. Gallant was very happy and took a victory lap, the opposite way around the 1/3 mile oval. As he climbed from the car and spoke with Flamboro announcer Josh Paxton at the start finish line, Gallant was visibly moved and choked up winning the race in honor of his friend Paul McIlroy. He said, “That was for Paul,” referring to the backwards victory lap. He said he hasn’t won a feature in 5 years and this meant a lot to him. Gallant and McIlroy built the car that he won with tonight. The two were even team mates a few years back sharing the driving duties.

The Late Models took to the track for their 30 lap feature as the rain once again began to fall, this time a little heavier than before. The Late Models and F4 cars run slicks and it makes it impossible to run in wet conditions so the decision was made to cancel the rest of the races for the evening and run double features next week for the Grisdale Late Models and F4 Modifieds. By all reports, a great night was had by all with lots of memories shared, reminiscing and celebrating the past 50 years. Join us again next week as we start the next 50 years as the Grisdale Late Models, Freedom Village Thunder Cars, Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks and the F4 Modifieds are back for more exciting racing action. Double features for the Late Models and F4′s and it’s the King of the Hill Spectator Challenge with $500 to win. Grandstands open at 5pm and racing gets underway at 6:30pm. For more information check the website at http://www.flamborospeedway.ca

Make sure you keep checking my Back in the Day column for more stories of drivers from the past. I made some great contacts last night and have tons of stories to tell. See you at the races!
Results (scored finish, not official)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #13 Mike Holmes, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #22 Wade Watson, #8 Sean Kokoski, #64 Brandon McFerran, #69 Glen Vandergeld,
#73 Ron Larkin Jr., #77 James Idsardi, #10 Courtney Scott, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #37 Rob Hoskins (DNF), #01 Mark DaSilva (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2: #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #71 Russ Aicken, #43 T.J. Woolsey, #81 Samantha Shaw, #31 Dave Bailey, #28 Dale Shaw, #38 Bill Pearsall, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #88 Mark Dennis, #51 Matt Dean, #4 Terry Mann

Mini Stock Feature: #43 T.J. Woolsey, #13 Mike Holmes, #31 Dave Bailey, #28 Dale Shaw, #64 Brandon McFerran, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #22 Wade Watson, #38 Bill Pearsall, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #69 Glen Vandergeld, #81 Samantha Shaw, #88 Mark Dennis, #71 Russ Aicken, #10 Courtney Scott, #51 Matt Dean, #8 Sean Kokoski, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #77 James Idsardi, #5 Ken Stenhouse (DNF), #4 Terry Mann (DNF), #73 Ron Larkin Jr. (DNS), #37 Rob Hoskins (DNS), #01 Mark DaSilva (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #1: #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Dean, #02 Mark Burbridge, #31 Kevin Gallant, #88 Scott Laporte, #36 Bill Watson, #70 Joe Trafford, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #22 Paul Huskins, #71 Bobby Mercer (DNF), #2 Rick Burbridge (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #2: #8 Steve Perry, #4 Gary Slama, #17 Nick Roth, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #73 Nick Troback, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #89 Shawn Chenoweth,  #13 Brad Collison, #19 Dave Silverthorn Sr. (DNS)

Thunder Car Feature: #31 Kevin Gallant, #17 Nick Roth, #73 Nick Troback, #4 Gary Slama, #76 Shawn Arnott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #13 Brad Collison, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #8 Steve Perry, #71 Bobby Mercer, #37 Jeff Bean, #36 Bill Watson, #70 Joe Trafford, #88 Scott Laporte, #5 Linda Dean, #27 Kevin Albers, #22 Paul Huskins, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #02 Mark Burbridge (DNF), #2 Rick Burbridge (DNS), #19 Dave Silverthorn Sr. (DNS)

Late Model Heat #1: #24 Brennan Didero, #33 Jason Lancaster, #56 Jeff Stewart, #27 Steve Smith, #75 Jim Sweers, #95 Kevin Benish, #77 Matt Balog, #22 Bill Lassaline, #74 Al Bowman, #00 Jim Gillis

Late Model Heat #2: #8 Paul Howse, #44 Steve Laking, #82 Jeff Shaw, #36 Gary Elliott, #3 Chris Boschler, #05 Brad Corcoran, #52 Scott Lyons, #79 Tim Gordon, #08 Derek Martin (DNF)

F4 Heat: #8 Craig Shaver, #43 John Verney, #36 Dave Hodgekinson, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #63 Mark Lucas, #19 Dan Petit, #91 Robert Mercer (DNF), #37 Dan Nanticoke (DNS), #3 Mark Millard (DNS)

A Night Of Open Wheel Action At Flamboro Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Results (scored finish, not official)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Howse Wins The Race, Elliott Takes The Crown At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – Plenty of anticipation was growing all week after some wild post race action took place in the pits at Flamboro Speedway. Things boiled over after David Elliott and Shawn Chenoweth tangled twice (and once the week before) and some hard feelings and words were exchanged and police were dispatched to the track to keep everything in line. Chenoweth and Elliott both had lots of repairs to do as they were both torn up extensively last week. Both drivers were served notice that anymore monkey business would result in further disciplinary action.

Racing action got underway at 6pm with the first of four qualifying heats for the Grisdale Late Models to determine the starting position for the 75 lap feature. In the first race, Elliott and Chenoweth would line up for round one of what many thought would be a repeat of last week. Both drivers kept their distance however with the 89 of Chenoweth taking heat #1 with David Elliott finishing a close second. The “Crown King of Speed” Jason Shaw took the second heat while the “Iron Man” Gary Elliott won heat #3 and Brad Corcoran, “The Shadow” taking the checkers in the final qualifier. In Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stock heat races, Bruce Wheller and Matt Dean were victorious. Jeff Bean and Shawn Arnott took the Freedom Village Thunder Car qualifying heats. Mike Taylor and Josh Nicholson won the Ontario Pro Challenge heats.

After an intermission, all the Late Model cars and drivers gathered on the front straight away for introductions. David Elliott was on the pole and Jeff Stewart on the outside. Shawn Chenoweth who trying to become the first driver to take all three races in the Grisdale Triple Crown series (in one year) was in first place by the slimmest of margins, one point. Adrenalin was pumping as the green flag dropped to get the race under way. Shawn Chenoweth, who started on the outside of row 2, wasted no time falling in behind Elliott as the cars completed lap #1. The front runners were all well behaved and it seemed that nobody wanted to get too close and they all ran a very clean race and the first caution didn’t come until lap 53. Brennan Didero cut a tire and ended up in the wall ending his night. On the restart, Elliott moved up the track in turns 1 and 2 crowding Howse to the wall but the caution came out again as Jason Lancaster, Dave Baker and Jim Gillis  got involved further back in the pack. When the green flag dropped once again, Paul Howse shot out to a quick lead with Elliott falling to second. With 20 laps to go, the front three cars, Howse, Elliott and Shaw started to break away from the rest of the pack and the action was really starting to pick up. A few cars had tire issues bringing out cautions. With two laps to go, Bill Lassaline rode the wall from the start finish line right into turn one bringing out an extended caution as Ray’s Towing worked to remove the car from atop the wall. A green white checker finish was up and Paul Howse once again shot out to the front with David Elliott right on his bumper. The checkered flag dropped with Paul Howse the victor and David Elliott second and he was the overall Grisdale champion with 338 points. Unofficial results would show one of the closest finishes in memory as three points separated first and second and one point separating third, fourth and  fifth place.

Nineteen cars took to the track for the Mini Stock feature. The #41 Bruce Wheller was the leader followed closely by Brandon McFerran and Wade Watson. The first caution came out  and it tightened the pack.. The #64 of McFerran took advantage and took over the lead. The youngest driver at Flamboro at 12, showed them how it’s done and battled for several laps with the two time champion Matt Dean. Bruce Wheller chopped down on Dean sending him off to the grass and got the black flag for rough driving. The 41 car didn’t follow direction from the starter to fall to the rear of the pack and after several attempts his night was over, although he remained on the track. A  few laps later, 41 got mixed up with Dale Shaw sending him to the infield. Back at the front, Matt Dean was battling with McFerran and Billy Schwartzenburg and took the checkered flag for his second feature victory of the season. Dean who was just 14 points behind points leader Dave Bailey at  the beginning of the night will likely be in first or very close as he completed a perfect night winning his heat and feature.

#37 Jeff Bean and #88 Scott Laporte were on the front row for the Thunder Car feature. The “Killer Bee” #8 Steve Perry got mixed up early with Laporte and the 88 headed for the pits to change a flat tire. Perry got together with Nick Roth and the left door panel was almost ripped off the17 car. #2 Rick Burbridge and #27 “Killer” Kevin Albers were battling for the lead and the two got tied up down the front stretch ending with Burbridge off to the infield. The result was the #27 getting the black flag for rough driving moving him from first to last. Shawn Arnott was the new leader and battled with Dennis Cybalski and Brad Collison for several laps. Arnott, who last week had to climb behind the wheel of the #89 of Bob Chenoweth due to transmission problems in his car, had the 76 on the track and working well. Brad Collison moved into second and after it seemed that the “Ice Man” wouldn’t  make it back after something broke in the heat, was right on the bumper of Arnott for the last five laps but a strong run by Arnott would hold off Collison for the feature win, his second of the season.

The Ontario Pro Challenge were the final race of the night and Mike Taylor, who raced the past few years in the Mini Stock class was on the pole  for the feature and Dario Valente lined up along side on the outside pole. Tim Norris made his way to the front with about ten laps remaining and held off Valete for back to back feature wins. Norris won the feature here 2 weeks ago and currently site on top of the points standings.

Next week is Open Wheel night as the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets join the F4 Modifieds and Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks. In two weeks it’s Memorial Night as the Canadian Vintage Modifieds are back and join the Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks and F4 Modifieds as we celebrate 50 years of racing at Flamboro Speedway. For more information, check the Flamboro Speedway website, http://www.flamborospeedway.ca  See you at the races!!!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Late Model Heat #1: #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #37 David Elliott, #36 Gary Elliott, #97 Jeff Cassidy, #93 Bill Hollis, #77 Matt Balog, #22 Bill Lassaline, #27 Steve Smith, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model Heat #2: #82 Jason Shaw, #8 Paul Howse, #24 Brennan Didero, #78 Mark Watson, #44 Steve Laking, #2 Jamie Cox, #05 Brad Corcoran, #33 Jason Lancaster, #50 Dave Baker, #00 Jim Gillis

Late Model Heat #3: #36 Gary Elliott, #56 Jeff Stewart, #37 David Elliott, #97 Jeff Cassidy, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #22 Bill Lassaline, #27 Steve Smith, #93 Bill Hollis, #77 Matt Balog, #74 Al Bowman

Late Model Heat #4: #05 Brad Corcoran, #33 Jason Lancaster, #44 Steve Laking, #78 Mark Watson, #82 Jason Shaw, #8 Paul Howse, #2 Jamie Cox, #24 Brennan Didero, #50 Dave Baker, #00 Jim Gillis

Late Model 75 lap Feature: #8 Paul Howse, #37 David Elliott, #78 Mark Watson, #05 Brad Corcoran, #82 Jason Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #2 Jamie Cox, #36 Gary Elliott, #56 Jeff Stewart, #44 Steve Laking, #27 Steve Smith, #33 Jason Lancaster, #50 Dave Baker (DNF), #22 Bill Lassaline (DNF), #74 Al Bowman, #00 Jim Gillis (DNF), #24 Brennan Didero (DNF), #77 Matt Balog (DNF), #97 Jeff Cassidy (DNF), #93 Bill Hollis (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #41 Bruce Wheller, #64 Brandon McFerran, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #22 Wade Watson, #13 Mike Holmes, #01 Mark DaSilva, #84 Lisa DeLeeuw, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #10 Courtney Scott, #21 Mark Dickson

Mini Stock Heat #2: #15 Matt Dean, #71 Russ Aicken, #31 Dave Bailey, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #28 Dale Shaw, #88 Mark Dennis, #81 Samantha Shaw, #73 Ron Larkin Jr.

Mini Stock Feature: #15 Matt Dean, #64 Brandon McFerran, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #31 Dave Bailey, #22 Wade Watson, #13 Mike Holmes, #81 Samantha Shaw #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #28 Dale Shaw, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #84 Glen Vandergeld (scored as #32), #10 Courtney Scott, #21 Mark Dickson, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #73 Ron Larkin Jr. (DNF), #41 Bruce Wheller (DQ)

Thunder Car Heat #1: #37 Jeff Bean, #36 Bill Watson, #2 Rick Burbridge, #02 Mark Burbridge, #71 Bobby Mercer, #88 Scott Laporte, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #5 Linda Dean (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #2: #76 Shawn Arnott, #17 Nick Roth, #73 Nick Troback, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #8 Steve Perry, #4 Gary Slama, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature: #76 Shawn Arnott, #13 Brad Collison, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #4 Gary Slama, #73 Nick Troback, #17 Nick Roth, #8 Steve Perry, #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin Albers, #37 Jeff Bean, #71 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Dean, #36 Bill Watson, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #88 Scott Laporte, #2 Rick Burbridge

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1: #20 Mike Taylor, #71 Dario Valente, #18 Patrick Freel, #22 Jonathan Sloot, #48 Jason Davidson, #85 Malcolm McMaster, #14 Tim Shanahan, #3 Dale Wilson, #00 Ken Lillycrop

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2: #66 Josh Nicholson, #16 Rick Seeley, #7 Jason Podewils, #02, Dennis Thomson, #88 Tim Norris, #38 Kyle Batty, #04 Tim Forbes, #44 Owen Smith, #99 Ken Nicholson (DNF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature: #88 Tim Norris, #71 Dario Valente, #02 Dennis Thomson, #20 Mike Taylor, #66 Josh Nicholson, #18 Patrick Freel, #38 Kyle Batty, #22 Jonathan Sloot, #3 Dale Wilson, #7 Jason Podewils, #99 Ken Nicholson, #04 Tim Forbes, #16 Rick Seeley, #40 Owen Smith, #14 Tim Shanahan, #85 Malcolm McMaster, #00 Ken Lillycrop, #48 Jason Davidson (DNF)

Things Heat Up At Flamboro On Saturday Night

By Randy Spencer – What started out as a very sombre evening at Flamboro Speedway ended with a lot of hard feelings and four of Hamilton’s finest arriving to make sure those feelings didn’t get out of hand.. Bill Lyons, a long time racer and friend of so many passed away last week and flags were lowered in his honor. Gerry Paxton had a short but very moving and emotional tribute to Lyons. We also remembered that Paul McIlroy who also past away one year ago. Before the racing action got under way, it was Kids Rides Night with Y108/CHML 900.  They Y108 girls collected a lot of money donated and it will go to the Y108/CHML Children’s Fund.  By all accounts the largest crowd of the year filled with lots of excited kids, got to jump in the car for a few laps around the 1/3 mile oval.

Heat races got going just after 6:30 as fans were still coming through the gates. Mini Stock heat wins went to Ken Stenhouse and Brandon McFerran. Thunder Car victories went to Bill Watson in Mike Van Slingerland’s car. Mark Burbridge won the second qualifier. Late Model victories went to Steve Laking and Brennan Didero. Stan Pokupec continued his hot streak winning the F4 Modified heat.

Feature racing got under way with the Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks taking to the track first. Lisa Deleeuw and Glen Vandergeld were on the pole. The Mini Stocks put on their usual exciting starts with some 3 wide action. The first caution came out on lap 3 as Glen Vandergeld got mixed up with Eric Van Wyngaarden and Samantha Shaw. On the restart Dave Bailey started to make his move for the front. Ken Stenhouse who has been very hot lately was leading and holding off the pack but Bailey started to challenge for the lead and on lap 10 got by Stenhouse and held onto the lead for his fourth feature victory of 2011. Bailey was in agony as he removed the belts to climb from the car for his victory lane speech with Josh Paxton. Bailey, who also races a dirt car at Ohsweken, rolled his car four times end over end and it all but destroyed the car. Bailey said every part of his body hurt but showed the warrior that he is, climbing in the car and racing hard for the feature win.

Bill Watson and Jeff Bean led 18 Freedom Village Thunder Cars on the track for their 25 lap feature. Bean held the lead early but fell to second as Kevin Gallant took over the lead. Dennis Cybalski followed Gallant and eventually took the lead. A four car freight train of Cybalski, Gallant, Nick Troback and Kevin Albers started to break away from the rest of the pack. They would soon tighten up as Mark Burbridge spun in turn 2 on lap 16 giving Gallant a shot at taking the lead once again. On the restart Cybalski and Troback had the inside lane and used it to their advantage to head to the front. Cybalski would hold off the the hard charging field for his first feature win of the year.

Brennan Didero who has been one of the hot shoes in the Grisdale Late Models lately was on the poll for the 30 lap feature race. Cautions came early and often with Dave Baker spinning in turn 1 on lap 2. On the restart, David Elliott made a great pass in turn 2 to move up but had too much momentum heading into turn 3 and got into the back of Shawn Chenoweth bringing out another caution. It was a nasty wreck as the nose and two fenders were ripped from Elliott’s car. Jason Lancaster was also involved along with Chenoweth, both having significant damage to their cars.  More exciting racing on the restart as #8 Paul Howse went three wide out of turn four and vaulted through to take third place. Josh Paxton had a new name for the 8, Hurricane Howse.  Brennan Didero was setting a fast smooth pace with 4 veteran racers hot on his tail. Brad Corcoran, last year’s Grisdale Triple Crown runner up, three time 2011 feature winner Steve Laking and two multi time track champions, Paul Howse and Jason Shaw were in hot pursuit. Half way through the race, something seem to break on the #27 of Steve Smith sending him hard into the turn 1 wall. This was not what Didero was hoping for and it brought the pack back to even. On the restart, #05 Brad Corcoran showed some veteran skill taking the lead from the rookie Didero to take over first. Shawn Chenoweth’s bad luck continued when he got mixed up with Chris Boschler in turn 2 on lap 20. A few laps later, Chenoweth, Dave and Gary Elliott came together again in turn four. It seemed as though Chenoweth had enough and retired his car to the pits for the night. The final caution came out with two laps to go as Jason Lancaster and Steve Laking got mixed up and that led to a green, white, checkered finish. Jason Shaw gave Corcoran all he could handle but the 05 held off Shaw to take his first feature win of the year.

The F4 Modifieds were the last race for the night. #36 Dave Hodgekinson was on the pole and led early but the veteran Stan Pokupec got by the 36 and managed to hold off a late race push by the “Silver Bullet” John Verney to take his third consecutive feature race.

The evening ended with some very hard feelings in the late model pits. The Chenoweth and Elliott pits among others were infuriated with the events that took place during the feature. Police were called to the track but after a long discussion cooler heads prevailed. This however will undoubtedly make for a very exciting third and final round of the Grisdale Triple Crown event next Saturday. Round Three of the Grisdale Triple Crown Tournament with 75 Laps for the Late Models, plus Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks and a visit from the Ontario Pro Challenge. Pits open at 2pm, Grandstands at 5pm and the first green flag drops at 6pm. You won’t want to miss this one!!!  For more information, check the Flamboro Speedway website, http://www.flamborospeedway.ca

Results (scored finish, not official)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #13 Mike Holmes, #22 Wade Watson, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #84 Lisa Deleeuw, #77 James Idsardi, #10 Courtney Scott, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #21 Mark Dickson (DNF), #41 Bruce Wheller (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #2: #64 Brandon McFerran, #81 Samantha Shaw, #31 Dave Bailey, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #28 Dale Shaw, #71 Russ Aicken, #37 Rob Hoskins, #88 Mark Dennis, #15 Matt Dean, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #8 Sean Kokoski

Mini Stock Feature: #31 Dave Bailey, #37 Rob Hoskins, #15 Matt Dean, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #41 Bruce Wheller, #28 Dale Shaw, #64 Brandon McFerran, #13 Mike Holmes, #88 Mark Dennis, #81 Samantha Shaw, #22 Wade Watson, #01 Mark DaSilva, #84 Lisa Deleeuw, #77 James Idsardi, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #10 Courtney Scott, #71 Russ Aicken (DNF), #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden (DNF), 4#8 Sean Kokoski (DNF), #21 Mark Dickson (DNF)

Thunder Cars Heat #1: #36 Bill Watson, #31 Kevin Gallant, #5 Linda Dean, #70 Joe Trafford, #71 Bobby Mercer, #37 Jeff Bean, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #88 Scott Laporte, #22 Paul Huskins

Thunder Car Heat #2: #02 Mark Burbridge, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #4 Gary Slama, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #73 Nick Troback, #17 Nick Roth, #8 Steve Perry, #76 Shawn Arnott (DNS)

Thunder Car Feature: #10 Dennis Cybalski, #73 Nick Troback, #27 Kevin Albers, #17 Nick Roth, #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #5 Linda Dean, #4 Gary Slama, #02 Mark Burbridge, #71 Bobby Mercer, #70 Joe Trafford, #22 Paul Huskins, #36 Bill Watson, #88 Scott Laporte, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #37 Jeff Bean, #89 Shawn Arnott (scored as
#76)

Late Model Heat #1: #24 Brennan Didero, #33 Jason Lancaster, #27 Steve Smith, #22 Bill Lassaline, #36 Gary Elliott, #77 Matt Balog, #00 Jim Gillis, #75 Jim Sweers (DNF)

Late Model Heat #2: #44 Steve Laking, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #05 Brad Corcoran, #8 Paul Howse, #37 Dave Elliott, #82 Jason Shaw, #3 Chris Boschler, #50 Dave Baker

Late Model Feature: #05 Brad Corcoran, #82 Jason Shaw, #8 Paul Howse, #24 Brennan Didero, #22 Bill Lassaline, #37 Jeff Bean, #3 Chris Boschler, #35 Gary Elliott, #33 Jason Lancaster, #44 Steve Laking, #50 Dave Baker, #77 Matt Balog, #00 Jim Gillis, #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DNF), #27 Steve Smith (DNF), #75 Jim Sweers (DNF)

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

F4 Modified Feature: #17 Stan Pokupec, #43 John Verney, #63Mark Lucas, #8 Craig Shaver, #36 Dave Hodgekinson, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #19 Dan Petit, #37 Dan Nanticoke

Norris, Howse, Perry & Shaw Headline Flamboro Victory Lane

By Randy Spencer – The Ontario Pro Challenge made their first appearance at Flamboro Speedway joining the Grisdale Late Models, the Freedom Village Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks for another hot night of racing.

Heat races for the Mini Stocks were up first and Ken Stenhouse Jr. continued his hot pace of late taking heat 1. Matt Dean also on a bit of a tear lately took the checkered flag in  heat 2. Thunder Cars were up next and Kevin Gallant took heat 1 and Steve Perry taking the second qualifier. After some troubles in last weeks feature Brennan Didero won his second heat race in a row while Paul Howse was victorious in the second heat race. Ontario Pro Challenge heat race wins went to Jason Davidson and Tim Norris.

Seventeen Mini Stocks took to the track to get the evenings feature races under way. #5 Ken Stenhouse sat on the pole and got off to a great start. Stenhouse along with Bruce Wheller and Mike Holmes  broke away from the pack but by lap 10 some noticeable smoke from the front left of 5 car seemed to slow him a bit, but managed to overcome the problem as the race progressed. The “Rabbit” Rob Hoskins was gaining on the leaders looking for his 5th feature win of the season. Mechanical issues that plagued the Rabbit over the past month returned and Hoskins retired to the pits on lap 14. As the cars were heading down the back stretch Matt Dean who had his eyes set on the lead, got in some lapped traffic and tangled with the #13 of Mike Holmes sending the little Honda around and into the wall. When the green flag dropped Stenhouse was in the lead followed closely by Dale Shaw. By lap 21 Shaw went to the inside coming out of turn four and got by Stenhouse and  held on for his feature win. He climbed from the car with a big smile and look of relief. Great to see his dad Jason Shaw out at the finish line to give his son a big hug.

Thunder Cars were up next with Scott Laporte on the pole for the 25 lap main event. Laporte led lap one but Linda Dean soon took the lead. Kevin Gallant and Laporte got tied up on the back stretch bringing out a caution. Steve Perry and Nick Troback managed to get by Dean on the restart and the two pulled away from the rest of the field with a half track lead at one point. On lap 16 Rob Istead retired to the infield with a big cloud of smoke coming from the car. No caution came out and Perry and Troback battled bumper to bumper the rest of the way with the “Killer Bee” Steve Perry taking his second feature of the season.

The Grisdale Late Models were led on to the track by the #24 of Brennan Didero and Bill Lassaline for their feature. The rookie Didero got out to a quick lead followed by another driver who has impressed in his first year, Jason Lancaster. They battled for the first 12 laps but a blown left rear tire on Lancaster’s car going down the front stretch brought out the caution. On the restart, Didero and Paul Howse were on the front row and the veteran Howse took the lead and didn’t look back leading the final 17 laps for his first feature victory of 2011.

The last feature race of the night was for the Ontario Pro Challenge series. Jason Davidson and Malcolm MacMaster led the cars to the green but a few cars got tangled on the back stretch resulting in a complete restart. Davidson held the lead for three laps but the 2004 OPC rookie of the year, Tim Norris showed some veteran skills passing Davidson on lap four and holding the lead for the final 20 laps for his second feature win of the season. That brought to a close the racing for another hot night at the track. Next week is Kids Rides Night with Y108/CHML 900 with your donations to benefit the Y108/CHML Children’s Fund. Kids rides are from 5pm to 6pm. Racing gets underway at 6:30 with the Grisdale Late Models, the Freedom Village Thunder Cars, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks and the F4 Modifieds. In two weeks time if the final installment of the Grisdale Triple Crown series. Defending series champion Shawn Chenoweth looks to be the first driver in the  history of the event to win all 3 races in the annual event. See you at the track!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #5 Ken Stenhouse, #64 Brandon McFerran, #13 Mike Holmes, #41 Bruce Wheller, #22 Wade Watson, #01 Mark DaSilva, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #10 Courtney Scott, #19 Brittany Idsardi

Mini Stock Heat #2: #15 Matt Dean, #81 Samantha Shaw, #28 Dale Shaw, #71 Russ Aicken, #37 Rob Hoskins, #31 Dave Bailey, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #88 Mark Dennis, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden

Mini Stock Feature: #28 Dale Shaw, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #41 Bruce Wheller, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #64 Brandon McFerran, #71 Russ Aicken, #31 Dave Bailey, #88 Mark Dennis, #13 Mike Holmes, #22 Wade Watson, #81 Samantha Shaw, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #01 Mark DaSilva, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #15 Matt Dean (DNF), #37 Rob Hoskins (DNF), #10 Courtney Scott (DNS)

Thunder Cars Heat #1: #31 Kevin Gallant, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #88 Scott Laporte, #14 Rob Istead, #71 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Dean, #37 Jeff Bean, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #02 Mark Burbridge (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #2: #8 Steve Perry, #17 Nick Roth, #73 Nick Troback, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #4 Gary Slama,
#36 Watson

Thunder Car Feature: #8 Steve Perry, #73 Nick Troback, #13 Brad Collison, #27 Kevin Albers, #17 Nick Roth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #4 Gary Slama, #71 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Dean, #31 Kevin Gallant, #37 Jeff Bean, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #36 Watson, #14 Rob Istead, #88 Scott Laporte, #02 Mark Burbridge (DNS)

Late Model Heat #1: #24 Brennan Didero, #33 Jason Lancaster, #36 Gary Elliott, #56 Jeff Stewart, #22 Bill Lassaline, #27 Steve Smith, #77 Matt Balog, #00 Jim Gillis

Late Model Heat #2: #8 Paul Howse, #05 Brad Corcoran, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #82 Jason Shaw, #37 Dave Elliott, #44 Steve Laking, #63 Jim Bowman

Late Model Feature: #8 Paul Howse, #05 Brad Corcoran, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #82 Jason Shaw, #37 Dave Elliott, #24 Brennan Didero, #44 Steve Laking, #36 Gary Elliott, #56 Jeff Stewart, #22 Bill Lassaline, #77 Matt Balog, #00 Jim Gillis, #27 Steve Smith, #33 Jason Lancaster, #63 Jim Bowman (DNF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1: #48 Jason Davidson, #85 Malcolm MacMaster, #20 Mike Taylor, #3 Dale Wilson, #18 Patrick Freel, #22 Jonathan Sloot, #14 Tim Shanahan, #00 Ken Lilycrop (DNS)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #2: #88 Tim Norris, #99 Ken Nicholson, #38 Kyle Batty, #16 Rick Seeley, #71 Dario Valente, #66 Josh Nicholson, #02 Dennis Thomson

Ontario Pro Challenge Feature: #88 Tim Norris, #38 Kyle Batty, #99 Ken Nicholson, #02 Dennis Thomson, #3 Dale Wilson, #16 Rick Seeley, #00 Ken Lilycrop, #22 Jonathan Sloot, #18 Patrick Freel, #66 Josh Nicholson (DNF), #14 Tim Shanahan (DNF), #20 Mike Taylor (DNF), #48 Jason Davidson (DNF), #85 Malcolm MacMaster (DNF), #71 Dario Valente (DNF)

Laking Leads The Way To Victory Lane At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – Perfect weather brought another great crowd out to Flamboro for Freedom Village night. Freedom Village is the title sponsor for the Thunder Car series and they ran double features making up for the rained out feature from July 2nd.

Joe Trafford (#70) and Dave Silverthorn Jr.(#19) were on the pole for the first 25 lap event. Silverthorn got out to the lead after a lap 2 caution and started to build a big lead. Nick Roth had the car “dialed in” and by lap 18 caught Silverthorn. The two battled for the next few lanes and Silverthorn was doing whatever he could to hold off the hard charging Roth. Starter Ding DeLeeuw warned the #19 a couple times but on lap 23, Silverthorn dropped down and bumped Roth off the pace slightly and was given a black flag, rough driving penalty. Although he crossed the finish line second, Roth was awarded the win.

With the completion  of the make up feature, they jumped right into the regular night racing action and started with Mini Stocks. Heat wins went to a Freedom Village sponsored car driven by Ken Stenhouse Jr. and Matt Dean. Late Models would follow and heat wins went to Brennan Didero and Steve Laking. Thunder Cars returned to the track and Dave Silverthorn came back with a win and Bob Chenoweth also took a checkered flag. The F4 heat win went to Stan Pokupec. Mini Stock consi was won by Mark Dennis and the Thunder consi went to Dennis Cybalski. Not sure if it was the heat but some wild heat races took place with lots of bump and grind action.

After an intermission which included a King of the Hill spectator event, the Mini Stocks took to the track for their 25 lap feature. Ken Stenhouse was on the pole and was soon overtaken by the “Rabbit” Rob Hoskins on lap 2. The racing was hot and heavy and a tight 12 pack of cars, at times going 3 wide made it an exciting race. Late in the race with Hoskins leading, Dave Bailey, Matt Dean and Billy Schwartzenburg caught up to Hoskins making it an exciting finish. Hoskins looked to overcome the gremlins of the past few weeks and took his fourth feature win of the year.

The Thunder Cars were up next and by many accounts, after the race, it was probably the most exciting race of the year thus far. Dave Silverthorn and Rob Istead were on the pole. Silverthorn as he had done all night shot out to a big lead. By lap 7, Istead who was in second and like a cork in a bottle, popped and was passed by Gary Slama, Bob Chenoweth and Nick Troback. By this point Silverthorn was out to a half a straight away lead until Joe Trafford spun in turn 4 bringing out the caution, tightening the pack. This turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. Bob Chenoweth who was running a close third then second to Silverthorn, made a great veteran move squeezing out Silverthorn and Nick Roth to take the lead. He said later that he was in the right place at the right time and managed to take the lead when Roth and Silverthorn came together out of turn 4. Chenoweth who was racing for only his second night of the year held on for the feature victory  making it a perfect night for the Plattsville native, who went two for two on the evening.

The 30 lap Late Model feature was next and Brennan Didero was on the front row but after a brief stop on the track was relegated to the back of the pack. He went to the pits but didn’t make it back in time for the green. A couple laps in Jim Sweers got out of shape on the outside line taking out Paul Howse and Jeff Stewart and Jason Lancaster and Matt Balog also tangled on the back stretch. Ten laps in on the front stretch, Lancaster came across the nose of Steve Laking and went sliding into the infield and by the time he got the car going again he was a lap down. Laking, Brad Corcoran and Dave Elliott kept up a heated battle for several laps. A seven car battle for the lead made the action hot and heavy with lots of bumping and banging in a tight pack. In the final laps, the three veterans were nose to tail and although Laking got a bit out of shape but he held on for the victory. The final race of the night was the F4 feature and the “Crow” Brian  Nanticoke led the first nine laps but Stan Pokupec showed them who was boss taking his third straight feature victory and made it two for two on the night. Happy 25th birthday to the driver of the #19 car, Dan Petit. Another exciting night of racing had come to a close. Make plans to join us next Saturday, July 23rd with the first 2011 appearance by the Ontario Pro Challenge. They’ll be joined by the Grisdale Late Models, the Ponderosa Resort Mini Stocks and the Freedom Village Thunder Cars. Grandstand open at 5pm and the racing starts at 6:30 pm. In two weeks time it’s Kids Rides Night with Y108/CHML 900 with your donations to benefit the Y108/CHML Children’s Fund. See you at the track!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Thunder Car Feature from July 2: #17 Nick Roth, #73 Nick Troback, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #27 Kevin Albers, #13 Brad Collison, #76 Shawn Arnott, #2 Rick Burbridge, #8 Steve Perry, #02 Mark Burbridge, #5 Linda Dean, #71 Bobby Mercer, #88 Scott Laporte, #70 Joe Trafford, #19 Dave Silverthorn Jr., #6 Lloyd Bowman, #36 Mike Van Slingerland, #31 Kevin Gallant (DNF), #14 Rob Istead (DNF), #38 Brad Pearsall (DNF), #37 Jeff Bean (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #5 Ken Stenhouse, #37 Rob Hoskins, #41 Bruce Wheller, #13 Mike Holmes, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #01 Brittany Myers, #84 Lisa DeLeeuw, #10 Courtney Scott, #21 Mark Dickson (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2: #15 Matt Dean, #28 Dale Shaw, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #31 Dave Bailey, #81 Samantha Shaw, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #88 Mark Dennis, #71 Russ Aicken, #22 Wade Watson, #64 Brandon McFerran.

Mini Stock Consi: #88 Mark Dennnis, #71 Russ Aicken, #22 Wade Watson, #64 Brandon McFerran, #41 Bruce Wheller, #10 Courtney Scott, #28 Dale Shaw (DNF), #84 Lisa DeLeeuw (DNF), #01 Brittany Myers (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature: #37 Rob Hoskins, #31 Dave Bailey, #15 Matt Dean, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #28 Dale Shaw, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #5 Ken Stenhouse Jr., #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #81 Samantha Shaw,#88 Mark Dennis, #22 Wade Watson, #41 Bruce Wheller, #64 Brandon McFerran, #01 Brittany Myers, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #10 Courtney Scott, #32 Glen Vandergeld (DNF), #84 Lisa DeLeeuw (DNF), #21 Mark Dickson (DNF)

F4 Heat: #17 Stan Pokupec, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #8 Craig Shaver, #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #3 Mark Millard, #63 Mark Lucas, #37 Dan Nanticoke,
#19 Dan Pettit

F4 Feature: #17 Stan Pokupec, #8 Craig Shaver, #63 Mark Lucas, #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #3 Mark Millard, #9 Brian Naticoke, #19 Dan Pettit, #37 Dan Nanticoke

Thunder Car Heat #1: #19 Dave Silverthorn, #4 Gary Slama, #5 Linda Dean, #31 Kevin Gallant, #71 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #88 Scott Laporte, #36 Mike Van Slingerland, #22 Paul Huskins, #70 Joe Trafford (DNF), #6 Lloyd Bowman (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #2: #89 Bob Chenoweth, #17 Nick Roth, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #76 Shawn Arnott, #73 Nick Troback, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #38 Brad Pearsall, #02 Mark Burbridge (DNF), #27 Kevin Albers (DNF), #2 Mark Burbridge (DNF)

Thunder Car Consi: #10 Dennis Cybalski, #27 Kevin Albers, #38 Brad Pearsall, #02 Mark Burbridge, #88 Scott Laporte, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #36 Mike Van Slingerland, #22 Paul Huskins (DNS), #70 Joe Trafford (DNS),
#2 Rick Burbridge

Thunder Car Feature: #89 Bob Chenoweth, #17 Nick Roth, #19 Dave Silverthorn, #8 Steve Perry, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #31 Kevin Gallant, #4 Gary Slama, #02 Rick Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #7 Bobby Mercer, #5 Linda Dean, #70 Joe Trafford, #14 Rob Istead, #88 Scott Laporte, #36 Mike Van Slingerland, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #73 Nick Troback, #38 Brad Pearsall (DNF), #2 Mark Burbridge (DNF), #22 Paul Huskins (DNS)

Late Model Heat #1: #24 Brennan Didero, #75 Jim Sweers, #33 Jason Lancaster, #36 Gary Elliott, #77 Matt Balog, #27 Steve Smith, #00 Jim Gillis, #74 Al Bowman.

Late Model Heat #2: #44 Steve Laking, #8 Paul Howse, #82 Jason Shaw, #37 Dave Elliott, #56 Jeff Stewart, #05 Brad Corcoran, #3 Chris Bochsler, #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DNF)

Late Model Feature: #44 Steve Laking, #37 Dave Elliott, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #82 Jason Shaw, #05 Brad Corcoran, #3 Chris Bochsler, #36 Gary Elliott, #27 Steve Smith, #75 Jim Sweers, #77 Matt Balog, #8 Paul Howse, #00 Jim Gillis, #33 Jason Lancaster, #74 Al Bowman, #56 Jeff Stewart (DNF), #24 Brennan Didero

Open Wheeled Action Headlines Saturday Night At Flamboro

By Randy Spencer – Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway marked the half way point of the 2011 racing season and the first appearance of some open wheel excitement. The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets and Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds joined the F4 Modifieds and Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks for Dan May Memorial Night.

The first two races of the evening were the features for the F4′s and Mini Stocks that were  postponed when bad weather set in last Saturday night. The #01 Mark DaSilva led the first lap but the “Rabbit” Rob Hoskins shot into the lead quickly looking for his fourth feature victory of the season. But on lap 13 the problems that have been plaguing Hoskins for the past month seemed to resurface and the #37 car retired to the infield. Three time and defending Mini Stock points champion Dave Bailey took the lead and took his third feature victory of the year. After the race, Josh Paxton interviewed Bailey on track and he was happy to win the race  in honor of his friend Dan May who passed away late last year in a car accident. #88 Mark Dennis came in with a strong second and #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden continued his strong rookie season with a third place finish. The F4 Modifieds took to the track for their postponed feature race and #17 Stan Pokupec took the checkered flag by a fairly wide margin to get a perfect evening for the founding father of F4 Modified racing under way.

The regular night’s racing program was up next with the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets up first. #48 Darren McLennan took the first heat with #40 Mack Deman taking heat number 2. Mini Stock heat wins went to #41 Bruce Wheller and #15 Matt Dean. The Canadian Vintage Modifieds made their first appearance at Flamboro in 2011 and #92 Brian Atkinson took heat one while last year’s points champion #18 Jason Keen took the second qualifier with an exciting pass on the final lap in the final corner. Stan Pokupec made it two for two on the night taking the F4 Modified heat race. Dave Bailey also made it two for two on the evening taking the Mini Stock consi. with #12 David Balych taking the Can Am Midget B feature win.

After the intermission The Can Am Midgets were the first feature up. With this being the Dan May Memorial race the racers saluted their lost friend. Rookie Jeff Blackburn who moved up from the Hurricane Midgets was in May’s car and moved out front of the pack with the rest of the cars lining up four abreast to salute May and the Flamboro fans. As Flamboro announcer Josh Paxton said, “Only the best go four abreast.” #44 Tom Kyle was on the pole and he shot out to an early lead taking the #46 of Darren McLennan and #40 of Mack Deman with him. McLennan soon took the lead and held it for most of the race but #49 Daniel Bois managed to get by McLennan in turn 4 in the last couple of laps when the leaders got mixed up in lapped traffic. A green white checker finish made it an exciting to conclusion to the race with Bois the victor and he did a burn out in the infield and after the race at the start finish line was clearly choked up winning the feature in an honor of his close friend Dan May. The May family joined the top three drivers on the track for photos.

Lisa Deleeuw and Bruce Wheller were on the pole for the second Mini Stock feature of the night. The #84 of DeLeeuw got off to a strong start and led the first five laps until the Spira racing #22 Wade Watson managed to take over the lead in a tight ten pack of cars. Watson started to run away from the rest of the pack but with the cars so close the #64 of Brandon McFerran got squeezed out coming out of turn four hitting the wall quite hard and the #84 of DeLeeuw and #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden were also involved bringing out the caution. It proved costly for Watson as the little Honda #15 Matt Dean took the lead and never looked back, taking the feature win. The Canadian Vintage Modifieds took to the track for their 25 lap feature with the #81 of Jeff Shaw and #7 of Mike Williams on the pole. With one lap in the books the caution came out as #9 Steve Lyons and #21 Chris Milwain got tangled in turn three. Milwain’s night was done, a disappointing result after back to back feature wins the past two weeks at Mosport and Sunset Speedways. Seven more laps went down but on lap 8 the #71 Corey Jones blew an engine half way down the back stretch bringing out an extended caution and red flag as the clean up crew did a great job cleaning the oil dropped on the track right up to the turn three wall. When racing got back underway it went green flag all the way as Jeff Shaw held off Mike Williams and John Karley for the victory. Shaw, as he has done in the past took the checkered around the track the opposite way and pulled into victory lane and climbed from the car very happy with his feature victory. The F4′s wound up the night with their feature and Stan “The Man” Pokupec complete a perfect night with his third consecutive victory. Stan has the car running very well after some early season mechanical issues and won all three races quite handily.

That brought to a close another exciting night of racing at Flamboro Speedway. Next week the Grisdale Late Models and Freedom Village Thunder Cars return for Freedom Village Night. The Thunder Cars will run their feature postponed from last week as well as their regular feature. They will be joined by the F4 Modifieds and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks. Grandstands open at 5pm and green flag drops at 6:30pm. See you at the races!!

Results (scored finish, not official)

Mini Stock Feature from July 2: #31 Dave Bailey, #88 Mark Dennis, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #15 Matt Dean, #81 Samantha Shaw, #71 Russ Aicken, #28 Dale Shaw, #22 Wade Watson, #72 Rich Schwartenburg, #41 Bruce Wheller, #01 Mark DaSilva, #77 James Idsardi, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #10 Courtney Scott, #37 Rob Hoskins, #13 Mike Holmes, #5 Ken Stenhouse Jr., #64 Brandon McFerran (#14 Kerry Smith, #91 Jeff Hill and #98 Kyle Kearnes didn’t start)

F4 Feature from July 2: #17 Stan Pokupec, #43 John Verney, #63 Mark Lucas, #36 Dave Hodgekinson, #3 Mark Millard, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #19 Dan Petit, #37 Dan Nanticoke

Can Am Midget Heat #1: #48 Darren McLennan, #24 Barry Dunn, #3 Todd Cresswell, #44 Tom Kyle, #46 Mike Westwood, #12 David Balych, #31 Kent Turnbull, #97 Justin Fraser, #69 Earl Caine, #20 Jonathan Treadwell

Can Am Midget Heat #2: #49 Mack Deman, #49 Daniel Bois, #14 Rob Divenanzo, #22 Chris Bauman, #64 Dave Hickson, #1 Rob Neely, #63 Carey Hickson, #01 Colin Turnbull, #7 Jeff Blackburn

Mini Stock Heat #1- #41 Bruce Wheller, #22 Wade Watson, #13 Mike Holmes, #01 Mark DaSilva, #77 James Idsardi, #84 Lisa DeLeeuw, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #69 (#5) Ken Stenhouse Jr., #10 Courtney Scott, #37 Rob Hoskins (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #2- #15 Matt Dean, #81 Samantha Shaw, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #88 Mark Dennis, #64 Brandon McFerran, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #31 Dave Bailey, #71 Russ Aicken, #28 Dale Shaw, #21 Mark Dickson

Canadian Vintage Modified Heat #1: #92 Brian Atkinson, #9 Steve Lyons, #6 Adrian Donkers, #50 Joe Atkinson, #39 Shane Stickle, #7 Mike Williams, #5 Mike Podd, #27 Wayne Martin, #36 Gary Elliott

Canadian Vintage Modifieds Heat #2: #18 Jason Keen, #57 Steve Trendell, #71 Corey Jones, #00 Ron Easton, #81 Jeff Shaw, #21 Chris Milwain, #19 John Karley, #99 Rick Jones, #47 Patrick Reulens

F4 Heat: #17 Stan Pokupec, #43 John Verney, #63 Mark Lucas, #36 Dave Hodgekinson, #3 Mark Millard, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #19 Dan Petit, #37 Dan Nanticoke

Mini Stock Consi: #31 Dave Bailey, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #28 Dale Shaw, #71 Russ Aicken, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #21 Mark Dickson, #69 (#5) Ken Stenhouse Jr., #10 Courtney Scott

Can Am Midgets B Feature: #12 David Balych, #31 Kent Turnbull, #1 Rob Neely, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #20 Jonathan Treadwell, #69 Earl Caine

Can Am Midget A Feature:  #49 Daniel Bois, #48 Darren McLennan, #3 Todd Cresswell, #40 Mack Deman, #44 Tom Kyle, #7 Jeff Blackburn, #12 David Balych, #14 Rob Divenanzo, #31 Kent Turnbull, #46 Mike Westwood, #64 Dave Hickson, #22 Chris Bauman, #01 Colin Turnbull, #20 Jonathan Treadwell, #69 Earl Caine, #24 Barry Dunn, #1 Rob Neely

Mini Stock Feature: #15 Matt Dean, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #31 Dave Bailey, #81 Samantha Shaw, #28 Dale Shaw, #71 Russ Aicken, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #01 Mark DaSilva, #13 Mike Holmes, #88 Mark Dennis,
#41 Bruce Wheller, #32 Glen Vandergeld, #22 Wade Watson, #77 James Idsardi, #69 (#5) Ken Stenhouse Jr.,  #21 Mark Dickson, #19 brittany Idsardi, #84 Lisa DeLeeuw, #10 Courtney Scott, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden, #64 Brandon McFerran

Canadian Vintage Modified Feature: #81 Jeff Shaw, #7 Mike Williams, #92 Brian Atkinson, #18 Jason Keen, #9 Steve Lyons, #19 John Karley, #39 Shane Stickel, #6 Adrian Donkers, #5 Mike Podd, #57 Steve Trendell, #50 Joe Atkinson, #36 Gary Elliott, #27 Wayne Martin, #99 Rick Jones, #47 Patrick Reulens, #00 Ron Easton, #71 Corey Jones, #75 Jim Sweers, #21 Chris Milwain