Andy Kamrath & Shawn Chenoweth Big Winners At Frostfest

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By Randy Spencer
After a typical bout of October weather, the second day of Oktoberfest and Frostfest was on the card at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway. The two day racing extravaganza Oktoberfest was originally set for October 3-4th but Mother Nature had other ideas and the entire weekend was washed out. With a week off for Thanksgiving it was decided that Frostfest would run the Saturday for Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks and the Dirt Sportsman, and the final round of the APC Flamboro-Delaware Challenge for Late Models would be run on the Sunday and included the 100 lap for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series as well as the Ontario Modifieds and Pro 4 Modifieds.

First up on Saturday the 14th was Frostfest presented by London Recreational Contracting. Huge thanks to Mike Schmidt and all those involved with the London Recreational team for putting on a bigger and better event this year. Also want to say thanks to Clinton Geoffrey and Spencer Lewis for working so well together and making the event that much better with their knowledge and enthusiasm for the entire weekend. A total of $7800 in cash plus prizes was up for the Thunder Cars while $4000 in cash plus prizes was up for Mini Stocks.

First up was time trials for the Mini Stocks and Thunder Cars. Thirty Eight Mini Stocks and Thirty One Thunder Cars were signed up for the event. Bryan Sudsbury set the fast lap for Mini Stocks with a 17.899 while Shawn Chenoweth turned a 16.837.

We then moved onto heat racing with the Pure Stocks up first with Twenty Three cars signed in. Heat victories went to Jeremy Schindel and Josh Shantz. The Mini Stocks would hit the track next with a Dash for the top 10 cars in qualifying as well as two heats. The Dash went to Andy Kamrath while heat wins went to Blair Wickett and Russ Aicken. The Thunder Cars also had a Dash and two heats. The Dash victory went to Shawn Chenoweth and heats went to Brad Collison and Johnny Morrison. The Dirt Sportsman had six cars on hand and the heat win went to Gary Lindberg. Their Dash went to Dana Aikens. The Mini Stocks also had a B Feature with that checkered flag going to Paul Boyd. A note from the first Mini Stock heat race, the #13 of Mike Holmes who tied for first with Russ Aicken in regular season points chase had some hard luck carry over from the last race of the year. On a restart, Holmes car just died and all the cars behind piled into the back sending the
13 car into the wall causing significant damage and ending his day early. A very disappointing end to an amazing season for the Holmes team.

Feature racing was up and Mini Stocks were up for the first of two 30 lap features. Andy Kamrath and Bryan Sudsbury sat on the pole and led thirty cars to the green. With that many cars comes problems and six cars were involved bringing out the caution and a complete restart. The second try worked out better and they were off. By lap five, the 43 car had a flat tire and as he spun he took the 37 car of the Rabbit Rob Hoskins. Sliding across the wet grass down the back stretch, Hoskins was unable to avoid the fire safety truck as it came to a sudden stop. The truck sustained some damage but it was patched up and able to continue. The remainder of the race went caution free and Kamrath and Sudsburry battled each other throughout but Kamrath came home first.

Shawn Chenoweth and Mark Burbridge led 24 Thunder Cars to green. Working as a scorer, had my hands full and the race was a blur going pretty much caution free as the lead off the start remained the same after thirty laps with Chenoweth coming home first followed by Burbridge and Shawn Arnott.

Jeremy Schindel and Josh Shantz led 22 cars to green. The race started well but on lap 10 coming out of turn four the 0 car of Andrea Parsons took a hard hit in the drivers side door bringing out the caution and then the red. Parsons was complaining of some pain and tingling in her extremities and with the driver’s safety top priority, Hamilton Ambulance service was summoned. It took some time to remove Parsons safely and at that time two ambulances and two Hamilton fire trucks had made their way onto the track to help. She was removed and taken to hospital for observation. According to a family member she was ok other than very sore and lucky as well. The race continued after almost an hour delay and as the cars crossed the finish line 30 laps later, Shawn Taylor was the winner followed by Shantz and Derek Jackson.

The Dirt Sportsman made their way onto the track with Scott George and Gary Lindberg up front. George ran a great race and crossed the line first.

The second 30 lapper for Mini Stocks would follow with young Jake Watson and veteran Tim Tolton up front for this one. A good race with just a few cautions. Lap 16, the 97 car of Blair Wickett broke in turn four on lap 16. Bryan Sudsbury brought out a caution with a 360 spin on lap 17. It was a phenomenal save by Sudsbury and although he didn’t hit anything or anyone he did go to the rear for bringing out the caution. The final caution was on lap 25 when the 71 of Russ Aicken spun in turn three. Billy Schwartzenberg ran a great race. The former Flamboro Mini Stock champion showed he didn’t forget the fast way around Flamboro Speedway and took the checkered flag followed by Tyler Junkin and Andy Kamrath.

The final race of the night was the second 30 lap feature for the Thunder Cars. Lee Winger and Kevin Albers were up front for this one. One caution in this one half way through as the 29, 8 and 83 spun in turn three. Shawn Chenoweth made it a clean sweep winning both features followed in this one by Arnott and Albers.

That brought to a close the 2014 Frostfest. After all the results were tallied Shawn Chenoweth was the overall Thunder Car champ and Andy Kamrath was the Mini Stock overall winner.

Photos by Derek Smith of racepulse.com

Official Results

Mini Stock time trails (fast lap time)

#39 – Bryan Sudsbury 17.899
#86 – Billy Schwartzenberg 18.164
#41 – Tyler Junkin 18.214
#35 – Andy Kamrath  18.226
#50 – Chad Corcoran 18.348
#20 – Gerrit Tiemersma 18.359
#14 – James Townsend 18.408
#34 – Kevin Strutt 18.5454
#49 – Miles Tyson 18.556
#37 – Rob Hoskins 18.570
#68 – Brandon Crumbie 18.583
#13 – Mike Holmes 18.635
#71 – Russ Aicken 18.668
#35x – Tim Tolton 18.681
#12 – Jordan Howse 18.832
#8 – Nick Clarke 18.838
#81 – Samantha Shaw 18.860
#77 – Phil Givens 18.930
#7x – Paul Boyd 18.931
#88 – Jake Watson 18.933
#61 – Chad Ditner 19.003
#36 – Hudson Nagy 19.008
#01 – Mark DaSilva 19.128
#73 – Scott Schleuter 19.133
#03 – Jake Gilbert 19.177
#14 – Brian Wilson 19.206
#20x – Ryan Edwards-Kiss 19.259
#6 – Kevin Slater 19.484
#72 – Rich Schwartzenberg 19.570
#10 – Mike Larkin 19.805
#43x – Brian Watson 19.891
#73x – Jordan Morris 19.935
#42 – Rick Robinson 19.963
#05 – Dave Goodacre 20.349
#7 – Matt Young 20.908
#24 – Tyler Mayhew 21.196

Thunder Cars time trails (fast lap time)

#89 – Shawn Chenoweth 16.837
#02 – Mark Burbridge 16.956
#36 – Ken Grubb 17.087
#27 – Kevin Albers 17.164
#13 – Brad Collison 17.268
#49 – Dave Bailey 17.318
#64 – Ryan Semple 17.318
#76x – Cayden Lapcevich 17.325
#76 – Shawn Arnott 17.330
#31 – Kevin Gallant 17.337
#21x – Matt Bentley 17.372
#7x – Tyler Liscum 17.382
#83 – Johnny Morrison 17.418
#29 – Steve Cashmore 17.490
#8 – Steve Perry 17.518
#48 – Coltin Everingham 17.524
#7 – Bobby Mercer 17.635
#81 – Chris Van Dusen 17.663
#10 – Dennis Cybalski 17.699
#37 – Jeff Bean 17.814
#73 – Nick Troback 17.852
#97 – Adam Martin 17.892
#12 – Justin Collison 17.982
#3 – Jack Myers 17.982
#67 – Shawn Hewitt 18.032
#41 – Bruce Wheller 18.123
#87 – Jeremy Bean 18.345
#21 – Lee Winger 18.467
#88 – Scott Laporte 19.010
#31x- Chad Corcoran 19.184
#52 – Mickey Brydges 19.648

Pure Stock Heat #1 – #22 Jeremy Schindel, #90 Andy Wheller, #9 Wesley Schindel, #00 Bill Rutherford, #48 Michael Kenny, #23 Nic Ramsay, #1 Tyler Martin, #38 Brandon Fenney, #82 Sam Taylor, #85 Will Walker (DNF), #44 Jamie Cox (DNS)

Pure Stock Heat #2 – #70 Josh Shantz, #32 Gillian Hils, #29 Derek Jackson, #76 Shawn Taylor, #51 Jason Tolton, #03 Matt Langford, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #3 Rodney Rutherford, #88 Scott Fortune, #0 Andrea Parsons, #08 Derek Martin, #17 Kyle Woods

Pure Stock Feature – #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Josh Shantz, #29 Derek Jackson, #32 Gillian Hils, #22 Jeremy Schindel, #3 Rodney Rutherford, #03 Matt Langford, #9 Wesley Schindel (-1 J), #51 Jason Tolton, #23 Nic Ramsay, #82 Sam Taylor, #00 Bill Rutherford, #38 Brandon Fenney, #17 Kyle Woods, #08 Derek Martin, #74 Jaeger McMaster, #0 Andrea Parsons (DNF), #48 Michael Kenny (DNF), #88 Scott Fortune (DNF), #85 Will Walker (DNF), #90 Andy Wheller (DNF), #1 Tyler Martin (DQ), #44 Jamie Cox (DNS)

Dirt Sportsman Heat – #19 Gary Lindberg, #26 Scott George, #21 Jim Johnstone, #8 Dana Aikens, #41 Boyd MacTavish, #72 Gord McIntosh

Dirt Sportsman Dash – #8 Dana Aickens, #41 Boyd MacTavish, #26 Scott George, #21 Jim Johnstone, #19 Gary Lindberg, #72 Gord McIntosh

Dirt Sportsman Feature – #26 Scott George, #19 Gary Lindberg, #21 Jim Johnstone, #41 Boyd MacTavish, #8 Dana Aickens, #72 Gord McIntosh

Mini Stock Dash – #35 Andy Kamrath, #39 Bryan Sudsbury, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #14x James Townsend, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #49 Miles Tyson, #41 Tyler Junkin, #34 Kevin Strutt, #37 Rob Hoskins (DNF), #50 Chad Corcoran (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #1- #97 Blair Wickett, #25x Tim Tolton, #14 Brian Wilson, #36 Hudson Nagy, #73 Scott Schleuter, #10 Mike Larkin, #77 Phil Givens, #73x Jordan Morris, #42 Rick Robinson, #7x Paul Boyd (DNF), #13 Mike Holmes (DNF), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNF), #8 Nick Clarke (DNF), #6 Kevin Slater (DNS)

Mini Stock Heat #2 – #71 Russ Aicken, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #12 Jordan Howse, #81 Samantha Shaw, #01 Mark DaSilva, #88 Jake Watson, #61 Chad Ditner, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #43 Brian Watson, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #05 Dave Goodacre, #7 Matt Young, #03 Jake Gilbert (DNF)

Mini Stock B Feature – #7x Paul Boyd, #8 Nick Clarke, #43 Brian Watson, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #42 Rick Robinson, #05 Dave Goodacre, #6 Kevin Slater (DNF), #7 Matt Young (DNF), #13 Mike Holmes (DNS), #24 Tyler Mayhew (DNS), #03 Jake Gilbert (DNS0, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNS)

Mini Stock Feature #1 – #35 Andy Kamrath, #39 Bryan Sudsbury, #14 James Townsend, #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #41 Tyler Junkin, #49 Miles Tyson, #71 Russ Aicken, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #97 Blair Wickett, #81 Samantha Shaw, #01 Mark DaSilva, #61 Chad Ditner, #77 Phil Givens, #73x Jordan Morris, #34 Kevin Strutt, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #73 Scott Schleuter, #42 Rick Robinson, #10 Mike Larkin, #8 Nick Clarke (DNF), #36 Hudson Nagy, #20x Ryan Edwards-Kiss (DNF), #12 Jordan Howse (DNF), #7x Paul Boyd (DNF), #43 Brian Watson, #37 Rob Hoskins (DNF), #14 Brian Wilson (DNF)

Mini Stock Feature #2 – #86 Billy Schwartzenberg, #41 Tyler Junkin, #35 Andy Kamrath, #39 Bryan Sudsbury, #68 Brandon Crumbie, #81 Samantha Shaw, #20 Gerrit Tiemersma, #49 Miles Tyson, #50 Chad Corcoran, #12 Jordan Howse, #35x Tim Tolton, #71 Russ Aicken, #77 Phil Givens, #61 Chad Ditner, #34 Kevin Strutt, #10 Courtney Scott, #14 Brian Wilson, #42 Rick Robinson, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #05 Dave Goodacre (DNF), #01 Mark DaSilva (DNF), #88 Jake Watson (DNF), #73x Jordan Morris (DNF), #97 Blair Wickett (DNF), #20x Ryan Edwards-Kiss (DNF), #8 Nick Clarke (DNF), #73 Scott Schleuter (DNF), #14x James Townsend (DQ), #36 Hudson Nagy (DNS), #7 Matt Young

Mini Stock Overall Finish by car #
35, 86, 39, 41, 49, 68, 20, 81, 71, 35x, 61, 77, 34, 14x, 97, 88, 01, 12, 72, 10, 42, 73x, 50, 8, 73, 14, 20x, 05, 36, 7x, 43, 37

Thunder Car Dash – #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #49 Dave Bailey, #27 Kevin Albers, #64 Ryan Semple, #21 Matt Bentley, #31 Kevin Gallant, #76x Cayden Lapcevich, #36 Ken Grubb

Thunder Car Heat #1 – #13 Brad Collison, #29 Steve Cashmore, #7 Bobby Mercer, #73 Nick Troback, #67 Shawn Hewitt, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #12 Justin Collison, #87 Jeremy Bean, #88 Scott Laporte, #52 Mickey Brydges, #7x Tyler Liscum (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #2 – #83 Johnny Morrison, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #8 Steve Perry, #37 Jeff Bean, #3 Jack Myers, #97 Adam Martin, #41 Bruce Wheller, #48 Coltin Everingham, #31x Chad Corcoran, #2 Lee Winger

Thunder Car Feature #1 – #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #02 Mark Burbridge, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #21 Matt Bentley, #49 Dave Bailey, #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #76x Cayden Lapcevich, #36 Ken Grubb, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #83 Johnny Morrison, #67 Shawn Hewitt, #73 Nick Troback, #64 Ryan Semple, #29 Steve Cashmore, #8 Steve Perry, #7 Bobby Mercer, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #37 Jeff Bean, #41 Bruce Wheller, #12 Justin Collison, #97 Adam Martin, #3 Jack Myers

Thunder Car Feature #2 – #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #76x Cayden Lapcevich, #21 Matt Bentley, #31 Kevin Gallant, #81 Chris Van Dusen, #49 Dave Bailey, #13 Brad Collison, #02 Mark Burbridge, #10 Dennis Cybalski, #73 Nick Troback, #7 Bobby Mercer, #8 Steve Perry, 329 Steve Cashmore, #64 Ryan Semple, #83 Johnny Morrison, #97 Adam martin, #67 Shawn Hewitt, #12 Justin Collison, #41 Bruce Wheller, #37 Jeff Bean, #3 Jack Myers

Thunder Car Overall Finish by car #
89, 76, 27, 21, 02, 76x, 49, 13, 81, 36, 73, 83, 10, 29, 8, 7, 31, 67, 97, 37, 41, 12l 3, 64 (DQ)

Award Winners

Mini Stock overall champion – Andy Kamrath ($1000 & Custom Soap stone carving by George Noah)
Thunder Car overall champion – Shawn Chenoweth ($2000 & Custom Soap stone carving by George Noah)
Furthest Travelled – Dana Aikens (Dirt Sportsman) ($300)
Mini Stock top qualifier – Bryan Sudsbury ($250)
Thunder Car top qualifier – Shawn Chenoweth ($250)
Mini Stock Dash winner – Andy Kamrath (battery)
Thunder Car Dash winner – Shawn Chenoweth (battery)
Top Finishing driver under 20 – Cayden Lapcevich ($200 from SL Promotions)
Mini Stock 1st feature winner – Andy Kamrath ($50 gift card Moose Winooski’s)
Thunder Car 1st feature winner – Shawn Chenoweth ($50 gift card BeerTown)
Season of Promotions with Spencer Lewis Promotions – Kevin Albers
Top Flamboro Thunder Car – Shawn Arnott
Top Flamboro Mini Stock – Russ Aicken

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