Flamboro Speedway Hosts Awards And Hall Of Fame Banquet

By Randy Spencer – Flamboro Speedway recently held their 52nd annual awards banquet honoring the accomplishments of the 2013 season as well as the 2nd annual Flamboro Stadium and Speedway Hall of Fame ceremony. This year’s inductees included Ralph Book, Dave Franks, Rich Grady, Ray Hughes, Pete Shepherd Jr. and Bill Zardo Sr. Each inductee received two plaques as well as a life time admission pass from John and Frank Casale.

I personally want to thank all those who helped with the Hall of Fame project. First of all John, Frank and Frankie Casale for helping with the plaques and making it possible to honor the 6 inductees. Mike Schmidt of London Recreational, who this project wouldn’t have been possible. Mike helped get things going with the logo, the website and sponsored the plaques. Dave Franks for the plaques he had made and donating his time and photos. John Karley from Georgetown Printing designed and printed the Hall of Fame program.

Racing at Flamboro Speedway wouldn’t be possible without all of our great sponsors. Some of them were recognized at the banquet including, Ponderosa Nature Resort, Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop, Ray’s Towing and Recovery, London Recreational Racing, Grisdale Racing Products, Waterdown Lions Club, Dave Frank’s Photos, Ed Stewart Farm Equipment, Graybar Canada and the main track sponsor Bennett Chevrolet Cadillac Buick and GMC of Cambridge, Ontario.

The 2013 race season was celebrated after the Hall of Fame ceremony with lots of trophies and happy racers. The final award of the night, the Media Award was presented to me and I just want to thank everyone for realizing my work.  That closed out a tremendous night had by all and it was off to celebrate the night away.

The following is a list of award winners from the banquet:

Rookies of the Year

Pure Stocks #6 Wayde Thorne
Mini Stocks #79 Kyle Istead
Thunder Cars #41 Bruce Wheller
Late Model #9 Jeff Ruddy

Most Checkered Flags

Pure Stocks #70 Danny Shantz 8 wins (including 4 feature wins)
Mini Stocks #31 Dave Bailey 18 wins (including 12 main event wins)
Thunder Cars #55 Chris Howse 9 wins (including 3 main event wins)
Late Models #89 Shawn Chenoweth 11 wins (including 4 main event wins)

Most Improved Drivers

Pure Stocks #70 Danny Shantz
Mini Stocks #18 Josh Shantz
Thunder Cars #55 Chris Howse
Late Models N/A

Best Effort Awards

Pure Stocks N/A
Mini Stocks #22 Jake Watson
Thunder Car #55 Chris Howse
Late Models #9 Jeff Ruddy

Best Appearing Car Awards

Pure Stocks #3 Andrew Sterling
Mini Stocks #22 Jake Watson
Thunder Cars #31 Kevin Gallant
Late Models #89 Shawn Chenoweth

Most Sportsmanlike Drivers (as voted by drivers)

Pure Stocks #3 Andrew Sterling
Mini Stocks #01 Mark DaSilva
Thunder Cars #55 Chris Howse
Late Model #83 Dale Shaw

Grisdale Triple Crown Series for Late Models

8. #83 Dale Shaw
7. #24 Brennan Didero
6. #05 Brad Corcoran
5. #56 Jeff Stewart
4. # 89 Shawn Chenoweth
3. #52 Scott Lyons
2. #82 Jason Shaw
1. #8 Paul Howse

Gold Rush 100

#8 Paul Howse

London Recreational Frost Fest Overall Winners

Pure Stock #70 Danny Shantz
Mini Stock  #86 Billy Schwartzenburg
Thunder Car #76 Cayden Lapcevich

Flamboro Speedway Memorial Night Champions

Canadian Vintage Modified #92 Brian Atkinson
Late Model #8 Paul Howse
Thunder Car #31 Kevin Gallant
Mini Stock #31 Dave Bailey
OSCAAR OWM #47 Brian McLean
OSCAAR SLM #81 Andrew Gressel

Media Award – Randy Spencer Flamboro Speedway

Flamboro Point Chase Championship Series Top 10

PONDEROSA NATURE RESORT Pure Stocks

10. #08 Derek Martin
9. #07 Peter Becker
8. #76 Shawn Taylor
7. #29 Billy Lovell
6. #61 John Musselman
5. #31 Keara Corcoran Gallant
4. #3 Andrew Sterling
3. #32 Gillian Hils
2. #6 Wayde Thorne
1. #70 Danny Shantz

KLOTZ AUTO REPAIR Mini Stocks

10. #62 Ashley Holmes
9. #12 Darren Dryden
8. #26 Mark Klotz
7. #79 Kyle Istead
6. #5 Ken Stenhouse
5. #01 Mark DaSilva
4. #71 Russ Aicken
3. #18 Josh Shantz
2. #13 Mike Holmes
1. #31 Dave Bailey

RAY’S TOWING & RECOVERY Thunder Cars

10. #4 Gary Slama
9. #2 Rick Burbridge
8. #41 Bruce Wheller
7. #13 Brad Collison
6. #7 Bobby Mercer
5. #5 Linda Stenhouse
4. #55 Chris Howse
3. #8 Steve Perry
2. #02 Mark Burbridge
1. #31 Kevin Gallant


GRISDALE RACING Late Models

10. #29 Bob Wood
9. #24 Brennan Didero
8. #34 Calvin Warren
7. #23 Jake Ott
6. #9 Jeff Ruddy
5. #56 Jeff Stewart
4. #83 Dale Shaw
3. #8 Paul Howse
2. #82 Jason Shaw
1. #89 Shawn Chenoweth