Lapcevich, Schwartzenburg, Shantz And Johnstone Win At Frostfest

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By Randy Spencer -The final race event of 2013 at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway was London Recreational Frostfest and it didn’t disappoint. Over 100 cars were registered for the four divisions that were in attendance with some of the top drivers in Ontario on hand for one last race of the year. A wet snow shower delayed the start of the show but the hardy fans braved the cold and were treated to some exciting and intense racing action. On hand were Mini Stocks, Thunder Cars, Pure Stocks and the Dirt Sportsman cars, making heir first ever appearance at our track.

In Pure Stock action, Kyle Neumeister and Wayde Thorne picked up heat victories. All other divisions had time trials. The Mini Stocks and Thunder Cars had a Dash for Cash with the top 10 qualifiers squaring off for a ten lap dash to set the field for the first feature. Billy Schwartzenburg took the checkered flag in the Mini Stock race while John Baker Jr. took the Thunder Car dash. In feature racing, Flamboro Speedway’s Pure Stock champ, Danny Shantz picked up the feature win and Jim Johnstone won the 30 lap feature for the Dirt Sportsman. In the first Mini Stock feature, Billy Schwartzenburg continued his winning ways while Josh Shantz finally got the monkey off his back, picking up the feature win that had eluded him all season, in race two. After the points were tallied, Schwartzenburg was declared the overall Frostfest Mini Stock champion. In the first of two Thunder Car features, young Cayden Lapcevich was impressive in picking up his first feature win. He repeated the outstanding performance in the second 30 lapper with another win to sweep the night and leaving no doubt who the overall Frostfest Thunder Car champion would be. Schwartzenburg and Lapcevich both received beautiful soap stone carving from Nunavut.

After the races, all the competitors gathered pit side for award presentations. A big thanks to London Recreational’s Mike Schmidt and his crew of volunteers for all their hard work and to all the sponsors that donated prizes. All drivers received prizes, a cheque and a goody bag. Also thanks to Flamboro announcer Jody Bushlen for a great job, and thanks to Spencer Lewis for teaming up with Jody announcing the races. Also thanks to Clinton Geoffrey for lending his expertise and announcing the Sportsman races.  A reminder to all Flamboro competitors, the annual Flamboro banquet will be held Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at the Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion. If you need tickets call John Casale at 905-659-3042.

 

UNOFFICIAL Results (scored finish, not official)

Pure Stock Heat #1: #92 Kyle Neumeister, #7 Matthew Young, #76 Shawn Taylor, #19 Nick Clarke, #73 Ron Larkin Jr., #32 Gillian Hils, #53 Rodney Rutherford, #85 William Walker, #83 Jordan Morris, #93 Corey Hayward, #12 Michael Neumeister, #57 Chris Longthorne

Pure Stock Heat #2: #6 Wayde Thorne, #70 Danny Shantz (J), #31 Andy Wheller, #17 Kyle Woods, #81 Karl Sault, #61 John Musselman, #48 John Green (J), #9 Tim Deboer, #49 Tom Eckenswiller, #43 Clinton Nicholls (J), #01 Tristan DaSilva, #88 Scott Fortune (J)

Pure Stock Feature: #70 Danny Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #6 Wayde Thorne, #9 Tim Deboer, #81 Karl Sault, #31 Andy Wheller, #17 Kyle Woods, #12 Michael Neumeister, #83 Jordan Morris, #93 Corey Hayward, #53 Rodney Rutherford, #61 John Musselman, #92 Kyle Neumeister, #49 Tom Eckenswiller, #88 Scott Fortune, #48 John Green, #57 Chris Longthorne, #76 Shawn Taylor, #73 Ron larkin Jr. (DNF), #85 William Walker (DNF), #43 Clinton Nicholls (DNF), #7 Matthew Young (DNF), #19 Nick Clarke (DNF), #01 Tristan DaSilva (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #51 John Van Dyk, #64 Brandon McFerran (J), #01 Mark DaSilva, #26 Mark Klotz, #88 Jason Tolton, #28 Don Yorke, #19 Rick Schwartzenburg, #93 Corey Hayward, #58 Nathan Taback

Mini Stock Heat #2: #35 Tim Tolton, #57 Clark Hartman, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #7 Brian Wilson, #81 Samantha Shaw, #12 Darren Dryden, #10 Courtney Scott, #05 Dave Goodacre, #34 Kevin Strutt (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #3: #85 Matt Clarke, #61 Chad Ditner, #42 Rick Robinson, #03 Bob Gilbert, #22 Jake Watson, #79 Kyle Istead, #62 Ashley Holmes, #38 Rodney Rutherford (DNS), #48 (DNS)

Mini Stock Dash for Cash: #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #36 Cory Young, #37 Rob Hoskins, #18 Josh Shantz, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #13 Mike Holmes, #31 Dave Bailey, #71 Russ Aicken, #44 Scott Simmons, #50 Chad Corcoran

Mini Stock Feature #1: #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #31 Dave Bailey, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #37 Rob Hoskins, #36 Cory Young, #18 Josh Shantz, #64 Brandon McFerran, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #44 Scott Simmons, #85 Matt Clarke, #26 Mark Klotz, #51 John Van Dyk, #81 Samantha Shaw, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #01 Mark DaSilva, #61 Chad Ditner, #35 Tim Tolton, #12 Darren Dryden, #79 Kyle Istead, #57 Clark Hartman, #7 Brian Wilson, #03 Bob Gilbert, #28 Don Yorke, #19 Rick Schwartzenburg, #10 Courtney Scott, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #22 Jake Watson (DNF), #42 Rick Robinsopn (DNF), #88 Jason Tolton (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature #2: #18 Josh Shantz, #64 Brandon McFerran, #36 Cory Young, #7 Russ Aicken, #31 Dave Bailey, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #50 Chad Corcoran, #37 Rob Hoskins, #26 Mark Klotz, #51 John Van Dyk, #35 Tim Tolton, #81 Samantha Shaw, #12 Darren Dryden, #85 Matt Clarke, #01 Mark DaSilva, #03 Bob Gilbert, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #57 Clark Hartman, #79 Kyle Istead, #7 Brian Wilson, #22 Jake Watson, #93 Corey Hayward, #28 Don Yorke, #10 Courtney Scott, #62 Ashley Holmes, #19 Rick Schwartzenburg

Thunder Car Heat #1: #13 Brad Collison, #78 Jordan Lawrence, #83 Scott Way, #09 Dan Price, #23 Egor Bougaev, #29 Steve Cashmore, #3 Jack Myers, #79 Nick Roth, #48 Colton Everingham

Thunder Car Heat #2: #51 Jeff Showler, #7 Bobby Mercer, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #8 Steve Perry, #67 Shawn Hewitt, #40 Kevin Knapp, #90 Jason Fontaine, #33 Mike Gilmour, #74 Andrew Robertson

Thunder Car Heat #3: #47 Vaughan Lawrence, #4 Gary Slama, #9 Tyler Liscum, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #41 Brent Wheller, #14 Kelsey Lamont, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #17 Tom Podd, #62 Darryn Wright

Thunder Car Dash for Cash: #63 John Baker Jr., #15 Jay Praysner, #76 Cayden Lapcevich, #03 Steve Ecker, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #36 Ken Grubb, #31 Kevin Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #73 Nick Troback (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature #1: #76 Cayden Lapcevich, #63 John Baker Jr., #03 Steve Ecker, #31 Kevin Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #36 Ken Grubb, #77 Darrell Lake, #13 Brad Collison, #73 Nick Troback, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #9 Tyler Liscum, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #29 Steve Cashmore, #5 Jay Praysner, #47 Vaughan Lawrence, #8 Steve Perry, #7 Bobby Mercer, #4 Gary Slama, #41 Brent Wheller, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #09 Dan Price (DNF), #67 Shawn Hewitt (DNF), #51 Jeff Showler (DNF), #83 Scott Way (DNF), #23 Egor Bougaev (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature #2: #76 Cayden Lapcevich, #63 John Baker Jr., #03 Steve Ecker, #27 Kevin Albers, #73 Nick Troback, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #15 Jay Praysner, #9 Tyler Liscum, #41 Brent Wheller, #7 Bobby mercer, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #8 Steve Perry, #83 Scott Way, #4 Gary Slama, #36 Ken Grubb, #23 Egor Bougaev, #47 Vaughan Lawrence, #51 Jeff Showler (DNF), #13 Brad Collison (DNF), #31 Kevin Gallant (DNF), #09 Dan Price (DNF), #67 Shawn Hewitt (DNF), #7 Bobby Mercer (DNF), #29 Steve Cashmore (DQ), #10 Dennis Cybalski (DNS)

DIRT Modified Sportsman Feature: #21 Jim Johnstone, #41 Boyd MacTavish, #19 Rob Clark, #72 Gord McIntosh, #66 Richard Farraway, #38 Austin Wood, #33 Chad Brown, #73x Andy Jankowiak, #20 Tony Cowell (DNF), #7 Cody McPherson (DNF)

Photo By Gord Nicholson