Schrader, Westbrook, Costa, Dinning and Iftody Win on Auto Parts Centres Night at Ohsweken

By CLAYTON JOHNS & CARIN SUNDIN

OHSWEKEN, ONT – A busy night at Ohsweken Speedway saw 128 drivers sign in across five divisions, including NASCAR Legend Ken Schrader, who was in attention to take on the UMP Modifieds as Auto Parts Centres presented Friday Night Excitement on June 1. When the dust settled, it was Schrader claimed the victory in the UMP Modified Feature. Dylan Westbrook scored the win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature, Jesse Costa claimed victory in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car main event, Ryan Dinning won the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature and Sean Iftody won the HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature.

UMP MODIFIEDS

Jim Dale Jr. and Joel Dick started on the front row for the 20-lap UMP Modified main event. Dick took a quick lead over Ken Schrader and fifth-starting Tim Richardson. The caution at lap 6 found Schrader in third position behind Dick and Richardson. By lap nine, Schrader and Richardson were battling for second, with Dick still holding the lead. Schrader grabbed the second spot shortly after and the battle for first was on. Schrader and Dick provided exciting side by side racing for the lead on lap 17 and 18, with Schrader taking the lead on lap 19 after the two had exchanged several slide jobs at both ends of the track. Schrader hung on for the win in an exciting finish for the crowd favourite.

“The track was awesome,” Schrader said in Victory Lane. “I’ll tell you what though, I’m 63 years old and 20 laps is a long time to be doing that stuff.”

Schrader and Dick also claimed heat race wins earlier in the night.

KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS

After earning the Ackland Insurance Top Gun award, Dylan Westbrook started outside Todd Hoddick on the front row for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. Westbrook jumped to the early lead while Cory Turner climbed into second by lap two. Westbrook was the dominant force out front early, but was slowed by a lap six caution when his teammate Glenn Styres spun off the top of turn three with six laps complete.

Westbrook pulled away again on the restart, leaving Turner to battle with Jim Huppunen for the second position. The two drivers swapped the spot for the middle portion of the race before Turner re-gained the upperhand. Westbrook was in lapped traffic with five laps to go with a straightaway advantage over Turner and had the race sewn up, but a yellow flag with one lap to go for a spun Mack DeMan in turn three halted his effort.

With just one lap remaining off the restart, Turner threw everything he had at Westbrook and executed slide jobs at both ends of the racetrack, but on both occasions Westbrook was able to turn back underneath to secure his third straight win to start the season. Turner, Huppunen, Chris Steele and Ryan Turner rounded out the top-five.

Teammates Styres and Westbrook scored the victories in qualifying heat race action. Westbrook was also the Ackland Insurance Top Gun award winner as the top driver in passing points from heat race action.

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS

The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars were 30 cars strong for the third week of action before 24 drivers took the green flag for the 20-lap Feature. Rookie driver and former Bomber champion Lucas Smith drove to the early lead after starting outside the front row, but was quickly under siege from Holly Porter and Jesse Costa.

A flurry of cautions between laps three and nine prevented a rhythm, but allowed Smith to stay up front. Following a lap nine restart, Costa built his momentum to challenge Smith for the lead and successfully took the lead on lap 14. Costa had to survive one final restart on lap 16 after a DJ Christie spin, but was able to outrun Smith and Josh Hansen to score the win. Holly Porter recovered from an early spin to finish fourth while Shone Evans rounded out the top-five.

Evans, Hannah Ferrell and Steven Beckett claimed victories in the qualifying heats. Evans was also the Ackland Insurance Top Gun award winner as the top driver in passing points from heat race action.

MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature had no shortage of action. Devon Bacher and Aaron Rewutzsky started on the front row, but the opening lap saw a four-wide battle for the lead through turns three and four. Bacher scored an early lead, but fifth-starting Jason Lungaro led the second lap before Ryan Dinning claimed the point position on lap three.

The race ran caution-free until lap nine when Jim Lampman and Trevor DeBoer tangled in turn two. Dinning led on the ensuing restart with Billy Bleich Jr. and 17th-starting Dave Bailey in tow. On lap 13, Dinning and Bailey were side-by-side for the point with neither driver able to gain the upper hand. The two drivers raced side-by-side, with Bailey leading laps 16 through 18 by a nose, before Dinning took back the point and paced the final two laps to secure his first win of the season and 23rd of all-time, tying AJ Lewis for most in track history in the Thunder Stock division.

Blake Bomberry Jr., Rob Hoskins and Bailey won the qualifying heats. Mike Klazinga won the B-Main to determine the final six starters in the main event.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS

Rookies Jeff Esliger and Cody Sommerville started on the front row for the 15-lap HRW Automotive Mini Stock feature. Esliger took the early lead and paced the opening four laps while Tim Nuell, Matt Nuell and Kyle Wert battled behind him for second. Tim Nuell took over the lead on lap five, but then broke while leading the field off of turn two with six laps complete to bring out the yellow and end his night. It handed the lead back to Elsliger briefly before Wert took over on lap eight.

After restarting outside the top-five, three laps later Sean Iftody was side-by-side for the lead with Wert on lap nine. The two drivers exchanged the lead multiple times over the final six laps, before Iftody took over the top spot when Wert suffered a flat right-rear on lap 12 and brought out the final yellow. Iftody had no issues on the final restart and drove to his first victory over Dave Crumbie, who edged Jonathan Ayrton at the line. Nick Masi and Gillian Hils rounded out the top-five.

Tim Nuell, Tristan Da Silva, Jason Dixon and Matt Nuell won qualifying heats. Wayde Thorne and Gillian Hils won the B-Mains.

UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

Ohsweken Speedway’s weekly racing continues on Friday, June 8 as the Rochester Knighthawks present Friday Night Excitement featuring Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, while the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks battle in Home Track race 2 for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT
June 1, 2018
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Auto Parts Centres presents Friday Night Excitement featuring Ken Schrader
Total Entries – 128
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UMP Modifieds (15 Entries)
A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 9 Ken Schrader (2); 2. 09d Joel Dick (4); 3. 5x Tim Richardson (5); 4. 3c Louis Clements (11); 5. 98p Patrick Lajeuness (9); 6. 22s Brian Speelman (10); 7. 27s Greg Belyea (7); 8. 47b Joe Brosseau (3); 9. 20wd Jeff Daniels (15); 10. 26 James Beaulieu (14); 11. 5 Gerald Martin (12); 12. 00 Jim Dale Jr. (1); 13. 69 Denis Deserrano (13); 14. DNF 36 Eugene Hoekstra (6); 15. DNF 86 Drew Smith (8)
Hard Charger – Louis Clements +7 (11th to 4th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 9 Ken Schrader, Fenton, MO (4); 2. 5x Tim Richardson, Comber, ON (2); 3. 47b Joe Brousseau, Merlin, ON (1); 4. 27s Greg Belyea, Stirling, ON (7); 5. 98p Patrick Lajeunesse, Harrow, ON (3); 6. 3c Louis Clements, Chatham, ON (5); 7. 69 Denis Deserrano, Cottom, ON (8); 8. 20wd Jeff Daniels, Chatham, ON (6)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 09d Joel Dick, Leamington, ON (7); 2. 36 Eugene Hoekstra, Blenheim, ON (5); 3. 00 Jim Dale Jr., Shrewsbury, ON (4); 4. 86 Drew Smith, Port Lampton, ON (6); 5. 22s Brian Speelman, Blenheim, ON (1); 6. 5 Gerald Martin, Essex, ON (2); 7. DNF 26 James Beaulieu, Chatham, ON (3)
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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (21 Entries)
A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2); 2. 97 Cory Turner (3); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (5); 4. 80 Chris Steele (8); 5. 91 Ryan Turner (7); 6. 22 Shawn Sliter (9); 7. 17x Mack DeMan (10); 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (11); 9. 55 Mike Thorne (4); 10. 49 Todd Hoddick (1); 11. 9 Steve Lyons (13); 12. 18 Josh Shantz (16); 13. 6 Curtis Gartly (15); 14. 5c Conor Mahoney (12); 15. 11 Jamie Turner (19); 16. 15T Mike Ferrell (18); 17. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald (20); 18. 9b Scott Burke (21); 19. DNF 15 Dan Nanticoke (14); 20. 0 Glenn Styres (6); 21. DNF 21 John Burbridge Jr. (17)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-20
Hard Charger – Chris Steele +4 (8th to 4th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 2:02.600)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken, ON (1); 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (2); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (3); 4. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 5. 17x Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (6); 6. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharine’s, ON (9); 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (4); 8. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (8); 9. 15T Mike Ferrell, London, ON (5); 10. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (11); 11. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown, ON (10)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:07.183)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (4); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga, NY (2); 4. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (3); 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Count, ON (5); 6. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (6); 7. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (7); 8. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (9); 9. 21 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (8); 10. DNS 9b Scott Burke, Charing Cross, ON (10)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Dylan Westbrook
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 entries)
A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa (4); 2. 49L Lucas Smith (2); 3. 88h Josh Hansen (1); 4. 1 Holly Porter (3); 5. 87x Shone Evans (7); 6. 4 Hannah Ferrell (8); 7. 56 Dereck Lemyre (14); 8. 29 Liam Martin (11); 9. 74 Rob Neely (15); 10. 49h Jerry Hill (10); 11. 1eh Paul Klager (16); 12. 5d Jacob Dykstra (13); 13. 08 Steven Beckett (9); 14. 12 Brad Herron (18); 15. 38 Derek Miller (20); 16. 3 Lofton Schuts (22); 17. 68 Aaron Turkey (6); 18. 5 DJ Chrsitie (17); 19. 69 Josh Hill (19); 20. 70 Baily Heard (21); 21. DNF 81 AJ Lewis (5); DNF 22. 8mk Matt Hill (12); 23. DNF 99 Michael Bell (24); 24. DNS 7 Caleb Wood (23)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lucas Smith 1-13; Jesse Costa 14-20
Hard Charger – Dereck Lemyre +7 (14th to 7th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:17.381)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 4 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (6); 2. 49L Lucas Smith, Brantford, ON (4); 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (8); 4. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (1); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (5); 6. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (9); 7. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (10); 8. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (2); 9. 70 Baily Heard, Niagara Falls, ON (3); 10. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr., St. Catharines, ON (7)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (9); 2. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (6); 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (2); 4. 81 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (10); 5. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (8); 6. 74 Rob Neely, Rockwood, ON (3); 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (1); 8. 69 Josh Hill, Six Nations, ON (7); 9. DNF 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (4); 10. DNF 3 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (5)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:09.438)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (1); 2. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (6); 3. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (7); 4. 8mk Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (3); 5. 1eh Paul Klager, Beamsville, ON (4); 6. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford, ON (2); 7. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (5); 8. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (10); 9. 99 Michael Bell, Hagersville, ON (8); 10. 3b Blaine Barrow, Welland, ON (9)

B-Feature (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5 DJ Christie (4); 2. 38 Derek Miller (2); 3. 69 Josh Hill (1); 4. 3 Lofton Schuts (8); 5. 70 Baily Heard (10); 6. 99 Michael Bell (6); 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne (12); 8. 3b Blaine Barrow (9); 9. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (11); 10. DNF 9c Brian Nanticoke (3); 11. DNF 19 Brandon Murrell (5); 12. DNF 51 Trevor Young (7)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Shone Evans
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (26 entries)
A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (8); 2. 49 Dave Bailey (17); 3. 108 Billy Bleich Jr. (14); 4. 37h Rob Hoskins (7); 5. 25 Ken Sargent (12); 6. 53 Logan Shwedyk (20); 7. 28 Jim Lampman (11); 8. 21x Mark Bazuin (16); 9. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (6); 10. 46 Kevin Pauls (3); 11. 28d Donny Lampman (4); 12. 93k Mike Klazinga (19); 13. 26 Mike Ferguson (18); 14. 40 Jay Liverance (23); 15. 63 Brandon Crumbie (22); 16. 777x Chase Hess (24); 17. 11 Brian Teeple (21); 18. 13 Kacey Huffman (15); 19. 23 Trevor DeBoer (13); 20. DNF 79 Christopher Hale (9); 21. DNF 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (2); 22. DNF 3c Davon Bacher (1); 23. DNF 7 Jason Lungaro (5); 24. DNF 84rk Ryan Beagle (10)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Devon Bacher 1; Jason Lungaro 2; Ryan Dinning 3-15, 19-20; Dave Bailey 16-18
Hard Charger – Dave Bailey +15 (17th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:58.125)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (8); 2. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (2); 3. 7Jason Lungaro (7); 4. 28d Donny Lampman (5); 5. 3c Devon Bacher (1); 6. 46 Kevin Pauls (3); 7. 11 Brian Teeple (9); 8. 38 Terry Martin (4); 9. 63 Brandon Crumbie (6)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:49.586)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 37h Rob Hoskins (1); 2. 8 Ryan Dinning (4); 3. 79 Christopher Hale (6); 4. 28 Jim Lampman (8); 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (7); 6. 25 Ken Sargent (9); 7. 40 Jay Liverance (3); 8. 777x Chase Hess (2); 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk (5)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (6); 2. 23 Trevor DeBoer (1); 3. 108 Billy Bleich Jr. (2); 4. 21x Mark Bazuin (5); 5. 26 Mike Ferguson (7); 6. 13 Kacey Huffman (4); 7. 57 Joshua Lerno (3); 8. 00 Morgan Dale (8)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 93k Mike Klazinga (10); 2. 53 Logan Shwedyk (6); 3. 11 Brian Teeple (3); 4. 63 Brandon Crumbie (2); 5. 40 Jay Liverance (5); 6. 777x Chase Hess (4); 7. 38 Terry Martin (1); 8. 00 Morgan Dale (8); 9. DNF 93 Melissa Miller (9); 10. DNF 57 Joshua Lerno (7)
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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (36 entries)
A-Feature (15 laps – No TIme)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 15 Sean Iftody (17); 2. 63 Dave Crumbie (9); 3. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (18); 4. 222 Nick Masi (20); 5. 32 Gillian Hils (21); 6. 60 Martin Schroeder (13); 7. 23 Dusty DeBoer (19); 8. 6x Mike Sarantakos (15); 9.11e Jeff Elsliger (1); 10. 96 Brian Crosgrove (10); 11. 9 Tim DeBoer (14); 12. 54 Christopher French (25); 13. 13m Daniel McKay (26); 14. 16 Fabio Olivieri (6); 15. 01 Tristan Da Silva (7); 16. 79 Steve Miller (28); 17. 05 Dave Goodacre (27); 18. 11 Mike Giberson (3); 19. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (24); 20. 19 Kyle Wert (8); 21. 46 Wayde Thorne (22); 22. 3 Dale Millard (12); 23. 6 Jason Dixon (11); 24. 26 Tim Nuell (5); 25. 2 Matt Nuell (16); 26. 188 Paul Longboat (4); 27. 93 Andy Ryckman (23); 28. 517 Cody Sommerville (2)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jeff Elsliger 1-4, 7; Tim Nuell 5-6; Kyle Wert 8, 10-11; Sean Iftody 9, 12-15
Hard Charger – Sean Iftody +17 (17th to 1st)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:20.695)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 26 Tim Nuell (9); 2. 517 Cody Sommerville, (2); 3. 11e Jeff Elsliger (1); 4. 188 Paul Longboat (7); 5. 11 Mike Giberson (4); 6. 1 Jason Tolton (8); 7. 177 Tim Jamieson (6); 8. 05 Dave Goodacre (5); 9. 10 Zach Buchwald (3); 10. 88 Aidan Nigh (10)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:21.093)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 01 Tristan Da Silva (6); 2. 16 Fabio Olivieri (5); 3. 96 Brian Crosgrove (9); 4. 19 Kyle Wert (7); 5. 63 Dave Crumbie (8); 6. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (3); 7. 93 Andy Ryckman (1); 8. 13m Daniel McKay (4)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:17.247)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 6 Jason Dixon (1); 2. 9 Tim DeBoer (6); 3. 60 Martin Schroeder (4); 4. 3 Dale Millard (2); 5. 6x Mike Sarantakos (8); 6. 16J Jeremy May (9); 7. 69 Rob Twitchett (5); 8. 54 Christopher French (3); 9. DNF 46 Wayde Thorne (7)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:12.886)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 2 Matt Nuell (1); 2. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (3); 3. 15 Sean Iftody (2); 4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (4); 5. 222 Nick Masi (7); 6. 32 Gillian Hils (6); 7. 79 Steve Miller (8); 8. 38m Matthew Moore (9); 9. 64 Nick Erskine (5)

B-Feature 1 (6 laps – Top 4 Transfer – 2:26.804)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hills (6); 2. 93 Andy Ryckman (2); 3. 54 Christopher French (5); 4. 05 Dave Goodacre (8); 5. 88 Aidan Nigh (3); 6. 64 Nick Erskine (7); 7. 69 Rob Twitchett (4); 8. 10 Zach Buchwald (1)

B-Feature 2 (6 laps – Top 4 Transfer – 2:16.177)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 46 Wayde Thorne (5); 2. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (3); 3. 13m Daniel McKay (4); 4. 79 Steve Miller (7); 5. 38m Matthew Moore (8); 6. 177 Tim Jamieson (1); 7. 1 Jason Tolton (2); 8. 16J Jeremy May (6)