McLean, Neely, McGlynn & Nanticoke Take Oktoberfest Wins

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By Randy Spencer / OntarioOval.com – The drivers were ready and the pits were packed as Flamboro Speedway looked to close out the season with their annual Oktoberfest Classic Weekend. Almost 130 cars were registered for the first day of racing. Eight divisions in total were on hand for qualifying and feature racing. Fall was definitely in the air but the clouds cleared to a bright and beautiful, although cool and windy first of October.

Late Models got the show under way with their first round of qualifying. Jason Shaw who was recently crowned King of Late Model Racing at Flamboro took the first heat. Brad Corcoran took the checkered flag in heat number two. The Limited Late Models were next up with Andy Kamarath from Sauble Speedway winning the heat. The 8 cylinder Open Wheel Modified heat win was taken by Gary MacLean.  The F4 heat victory went to Dave Hodgekinson. Three Mini Stock heats were next with Wade Watson getting his first victory of the year, Bruce Wheeler from Sunset Speedway and Dale Shaw all taking a trip to the winner’s circle. Thunder Car heat wins went to Bobby Mercer, Dennis Cybalski and Matt Bentley from Sunset. The Hurricane Midgets closed out first round qualifying with wins going to Brian MacDonald and Can Am Midget driver Rob Neely. The Ontario Sportsman held time trials next and the top 5 gathered at the base of the grandstands to draw for position for their feature race later in the evening.

Second round qualifying was under way and Jason Shaw proved to be the hot shoe winning one heat and Jeff Stewart taking the next heat. Former Flamboro Late Model driver Mike Bentley took the second Limited Late Model heat, while the “Spiderman” John Harper took the second Open Wheel Modified heat.The second round qualifiers for the Hurricane Midgets went to Rob Neely, his second in as many tries, and Adam Tyo taking the second heat. Brian Nanticoke was victorious in the F4 Modified heat and Mark Dennis winning the Mini Stock consi. The story in that race was the return of Sarah Miskiewicz who blew her engine earlier and the crew loaded up the car and headed back to the shop and changed the motor and made it back for the consi., finishing sixth.

Four features were up to end off the racing card with Adam Carrothers and Shawn Gardner leading the first 4 laps but a familiar face took the lead on lap 5 and never looked back as Rob Neely capped off his day going a perfect three for three. The F4 Modified feature was won by Brian Nanticoke taking the lead on lap two and he would run away with it winning the 15 lap feature race. The 25 lap Open Wheel Modified feature was won handily by Gary MacLean, who had won the heat race earlier. The 100 lap feature for the Ontario Sportsman series was the final race of the night. Dan Prudhomme and Matt Robblee were on the pole. Kelly Balson who was in the points championship fight but didn’t register a lap and was out of the points hunt early. Dan Prudhomme led the first 9 laps while Shawn McGlynn dominated the race and led from lap 14 up until lap 100.

That was the end of racing for the evening and we’ll be back it again tomorrow with Last Chance Qualifying for: Late Models, Thunder Cars and Limited Late Models. Main Event Lineup, 50 laps for the Grisdale Late Models, Round One, 50 laps for the Limited Late Models, 40 laps for the Freedom Village Thunder Cars, 30 laps for the Ponderosa Resort Mini Stocks and 50 laps for the Grisdale Late Models, Round Two. Weather permitting, grandstands open at 12 and racing gets under way at 3pm. See you at the races!!

Top Three Results (scored finish, not official)

Late Model Heat #1: #82 Jason Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #2 Jamie Cox.

Late Model Heat #2- #05 Brad Corcoran, #24 Brennan Didero, #36 Gary Elliott

Late Model Heat #3- #82 Jason Shaw, #37 David Elliott, #84 J.R. Fitzpatrick

Late Model Heat #4: #56 Jeff Stewart, #8 Paul Howse, #36 Gary Elliott

Limited Late Model Heat #1: #35 Andy Kamarath, #43 Jason Tremble, #53 Kyle Donaldson

Limited Late Model Heat #2: #51 Mike Bentley, #53 Kyle Donalson, #8 Jason Parker

Open Wheel Modified Heat #1: #8 Gary MacLean, #7 Brent MacLean, #4 Brian MacLean

Open Wheel Modified Heat #2: #79 John Harper, #8 Gary MacLean, #4 Brian MacLean

Open Wheel Modified Feature: #8 Gary MacLean, #7 Brent MacLean, #4 Brian MacLean, #96 Monty Kelly, #19 Paul Draganac, #63 James Burrows,
#11 Dave Osborne, #79 John Harper (DNF)

F4 Modifed Heat #1: #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #91 Robert Mercer, #37 Dan Nanticoke

F4 Modified Heat #2: #9 Brian Nanticoke, #36 Dave Hodgkinson, #63 Mark Lucas

F4 Feature: #9 Brian Nanticoke, #36 Dave Hodgekinson, #91 Robert Mercer, #7 Vic Devries, #19 Dan Petit, #37 Dan Nanticoke, #63 Mark Lucas (DNF), #62 Steve Shaw Jr. (DNF), #43 John Verney (DNF), #26 Randy McKinley (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #22 Wade Watson, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #20 Ryan Edwards

Mini Stock Heat #2: #28 Dale Shaw, #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken

Mini Stock Heat #3: #47 Bruce Wheller, #31 Dave Bailey, #92 Eric Van Wyngaarden

Mini Stock Consi: #88 Mark Dennis, #64 Brandon McFerran, #50 John Van Dyke

Thunder Car Heat #1: #71 Bobby Mercer, #73 Nick Troback, #4 Gary Slama

Thunder Car Heat #2: #10 Dennis Cybalski, #27 Kevin Albers, #03 Ken Donaldson Jr.

Thunder Car Heat #3: #21 Matt Bentley, #8 Steve Perry, #31 Kevin Gallant

Hurricane Midget Heat #1: #5 Rob Neely, #48 Brian Woodland, #84 Richard Woodland

Hurricane Midget Heat #2: #42 Brian MacDonald, #10 A.J. Emms, #9 Shawn Gardner

Hurricane Midget Heat #3: #5 Rob Neely, #48 Brian Woodland, #62 Rob McCall

Hurricane Midget Heat #4: #99 Adam Tyo, #8 Mike Kohout, #21 Larry Westwood

Hurricane Midget Feature: #5 Rob Neely, #9 Shawn Gardner, #13 Nathan Meneely, #84 Richard Woodland, #18 Paul Draganac, #93 Connor Carrothers, #90 , #62 Steven Shaw Jr., #68 Adam Carrothers, #42 Brian MacDonald, #47 Trevor Small, #36 , #11 Dave Osborne, #58 Larry Maclintok, #3 Lorne Vandusen, #21 Larry Westwood, #99 Adam Tyo, #48 Brian Woodland (DNF), #43 Randy Huisser (DNF), #01 Mark Whittam (DNF), #10 A.J. Emms (DNF), #24 Ryan Brown (DNF), #8 AJ Emms (DNF), #51 (DNF)

Ontario Sportsman Feature: #81 Shawn McGlynn, #40 Jay Doerr, #96 Dan Prudhomme, #51 Matt Robblee, #66 Josh Wood, #7 Derek Clark, #93 Jason Meyer, #48     Doug Cathcart, #43 Bob Merrifield, #88 Rob Anderton, #12 Mark Patrick, #69 Kris Root, #10 Kelly Balson, #99 Tim Burke, #11 .