Flamboro Caps Off 50th Season At Awards Banquet

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By Randy Spencer – Flamboro Speedway put the wraps on a successful 2011 season Saturday night holding their 50th annual Awards banquet at the Royal Canadian Legion in Waterdown.  The evening was well attended with many sponsors, supporters, fans and of course drivers who made the season memorable for all.

After the great meal, Gerry and Josh Paxton shared the microphone for the evening and Diane Paxton was joined by other staff members in handing out the awards to the winners. This year was a special on as we celebrated the tracks 50th anniversary. Many great events like the Grisdale Triple Crown Series and an appearance by NASCAR stars Jimmy Spencer, Kenny Schrader and Ernie Irvan as well as many old friends and former racers that competed at the Canada Day Race of Champions. NASCAR Canadian Tire and an all Canadian NASCAR team competing in the Nationwide series, won the event.

David Elliott battled his nemesis Shawn Chenoweth right up the the last race to take the Grisdale Triple Crown championship. In mid August, we celebrated 50 years on Memorial Night with dozens of former racers and crew attending for a reunion. The first ever feature race winner Jack McCutcheon was won of the former drivers in attendance. It took several weeks to complete the second day of the annual Oktoberfest Classic but we got it in as well as another annual event, Frostfest brought together the best Ontario has to offer in the Mini Stock and Thunder Car ranks.

Perfect Attendance Awards

Mini Stocks (Total 12-up from 22 in 2010 and 9 in 2009)
#01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #13 Mike Holmes, #15 Matthew Dean, #19 Brittany Idsardi, #22 Wade Watson, #13 Dave Bailey, #64 Brandon McFerran,
#71 Russ Aicken, #81 Samantha Shaw, #84 Lisa DeLeeuw, #88 Mark Dennis

Thunder Cars (Total 11 up from 4 in 2010, down from 12 in 2009)
#02 Mark Burbridge, #5 Linda Dean, #6 Lloyd Bowman, #8 Steve Perry, #13 Brad Collison, #17 Nick Roth, #27 Kevin Albers, #36 Mike Van Slingerland, #37 Jeff Bean, #71 Bobby Mercer, #73 Nick Trobak

Late Models (Total 9 upf from 5 in 2010, up from 7 in 2009)
#00 Jim Gillis, #05 Brad Corcoran, #8 Paul Howse, #27 Steve Smith, #36 Gary Elliott, #44 Steve Laking, #77 Matt Balog, #82 Jason Shaw

Rookies of the Year

Mini Stocks #13 Mike Holmes
Thunder Cars #6 Lloyd Bowman
Late Model #24 Brennan Didero

Most Checkered Flags

Mini Stocks-Tie 11 #31 Dave Bailey (4 feature wins) #15 Matt Dean (2 feature wins)
Thunder Cars-6 Kevin Gallant (3 feature wins)
Late Models-8 Steve Laking (3 feature wins)

Most Improved Drivers

Mini Stocks #22 Wade Watson
Thunder Cars #8 Steve Perry
Late Models #44 Steve Laking

Best Effort Awards

Mini Stocks #15 Matthew Dean
Thunder Cars #37 Jeff Bean
Late Models #36 Gary Elliott

Best Appearing Car Awards

Mini Stocks #81 Samantha Shaw
Thunder Cars #5 Linda Dean
Late Models #24 Brennan Didero

Most Sportsmalike Drivers (as voted by drivers)

Mini Stocks #88 Mark Dennis
Thunder Cars #27 Kevin Albers
Late Models #24 Brennan Didero

Points Champions: Grisdale Triple Crown Series for Late Models

1. David Elliott #37 $2500
2. Shawn Chenoweth #89 $1500
3. Gary Elliott #36 $1000

Flamboro Speedway Memorial Night Champions

Mini Stocks #43 T.J. Woolsey
Thunder Cars #31 Kevin Gallant
Late Models #82 Jason Shaw

Flamboro Speedway Frost Fest Overall Winners

Mini Stocks #31 Dave Bailey
Thunder Cars #17 Nick Roth

Media Award

Race Time Radio

President’s Award

Mike Schmidt (London Recreational)
Flamboro Point Chase Championship Series

Ponderosa Nature Resort Mini Stocks

1     31     Dave Bailey             1949
2     13     Mike Holmes         1873
2     71     Russ Aicken             1873
4     15     Matthew Dean         1863
5     22     Wade Watson         1854
6     81     Samantha Shaw         1851
7     88     Mark Dennis         1839
8     64     Brandon McFerran         1837
9     5     Ken Stenhouse         1831
10     28     Dale Shaw             1816
11     92     Eric Van Wyngaarden     1761
12     32     Glen Vandergeld         1760
13     01     Mark DaSilva         1708
14     19     Brittney Idsardi         1648
15     10     Courtney Scott         1523
16     37     Rob Hoskins             1428
17     77     James Idsardi         1371
18     84     Lisa deLeeuw         1217
19     72     Rick Schwartzenburg     1003
20     86     Billy Schwartzenburg     884
21     41     Bruce Wheller         839
22     43     Sarah Miskiewicz         799
23     21     Mark Dickson         501
24     98     Kyle Kearnes         375
25     16     Kyle Mackie             261
26     94     Kurt Boutcher         250
27     4     Terry Mann             231
28     73     Dave Larkin             217
29     51     Linda Dean             178
30     8     Sean Kokoski         173
31     1     Brittani Myers         173
32     14     Kerry Smith             157
33     73     Ron Larkin Jr         154
34     91     Jeff Hill             149
35     43     TJ Woolsey             108
36     38     Bill Pearsall             97
37     94     Jamie Cox             91
38     36     Brian Watson         86
39     43     David Elliott         86
40     66     Sheldon Bossom         85
41     38     Rodney Rutherford     80
42     99     Rob Bajak             69
43     69     Stephen Jackson         68

Freedom Village Thunder Cars

1     13     Brad Collison         1631
2     8     Steve Perry             1627
3     27     Kevin Albers         1618
4     17     Nick Roth             1613
5     73     Nick Troback         1603
6     02     Mark Burbridge         1513
7     5     Linda Dean             1509
7     71     Bobby Mercer         1509
9     10     Dennis Cybalski         1502
10     37     Jeff Bean             1483
11     76     Shawn Arnott         1425
12     6     Lloyd Bowman         1406
13     4     Gary Slama             1401
14     88     Scott LaPorte         1246
15     2     Rick Burbridge         1221
16     31     Kevin Gallant         1011
17     70     Joe Trafford         841
18     36     Mike Van Slingerland     815
19     14     Rob Istead             728
20     36     Bill Watson             660
21     38     Bill Pearsall             648
22     19     Dave Silverthorn         584
23     22     Paul Huskins             565
24     87     Jeremy Bean         357
25     89     Bob Chenoweth         208
26     89     Shawn Chenoweth         202
27     43     Dave Habel             190
28     38     Brad Pearsall         169
29     4     Terry King             101
30     19     Dave Silverthorn Sr.     91
31     20     Wayne Phillips         88
32     05     Steve Brook            79

Grisdale Late Models

1     82     Jason Shaw              1361
2     8     Paul Howse               1349
2     37     David Elliott     1349
4     05     Brad Corcoran     1341
5     44     Steve Laking     1332
6     36     Gary Elliott               1312
7     27     Steve Smith      1262
8     00     Jim Gillis         1200
9     77     Matt Balog         1164
10     24     Brennan Didero     1150
11     33     Jason Lancaster     1139
12     22     Bill Lassaline     1072
13     56     Jeff Stewart     892
14     89     Shawn Chenoweth     825
15     3     Chris Bochsler     709
16     75     Jim Sweers         659
17     74     Albert Bowman     637
18     97     Jeff Cassidy     321
19     95     Kevin Benish         292
20     86     Kenny Forth         270
21     63     Jim Bowman         250
22     88     Scott Gibson     243
23     79     Tim Gordon         223
24     50     Dave Baker         189
25     08     Derek Martin     155
26     78     Mark Watson     98
27     49     Ted Horsfall     90
28     52     Scott Lyons        68