Brad Rouse and James Michael Friesen Score Twin Sportsman Features at New Humberstone

PORT COLBORNE, ON – St. Catharines, Ontario drivers Brad Rouse and James Michael Friesen took home the two 25-lap features for the Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman as Archer’s Truck Service presented the racing action at the New Humberstone Speedway Sunday evening. Gasline, Ontario’s Rob Pietz took home the checkered flag for the Pro Fabrication RUSH Late Models. Billy Bleich Jr from Port Robinson, Ontario won the main event for the JC Auto Thunder Stocks, which was home race number one for the Insta Panels Duel on the Dirt. Leroy Buscumb from Port Colborne, Ontario won race one of the Insta Panels Duel on the Dirt for the Glo and Go Tanning Mini Stocks.  Mitch Dumont won the Airhardt Deliveries Pro 4 Trucks feature.

Jay Mallory and James Michael Friesen were on the front row for the Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman feature from Opening Night with Friesen in the lead. Rouse moved up to third, Rouse to lead on lap 7. Once out front, Rouse would not relinquish the lead. Rouse would go on to score the win. In the nightcap feature for the Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman, James Michael Friesen would use his pole position to take the lead away early from Jordan Cosco. Adam Leslie moved up through the field as would Brad Rouse to move into the top three. Friesen would lead all 25-laps to score the win.

Pro Fabrication RUSH Late Models first home race for the Northeast Late Model Alliance saw John Pinsonneault leading the field at the drop of the green. David Pangrazio would take the lead away and was being pressured by Adam Ferri and Rob Pietz. Ferri would take the lead and then Pietz would take the lead away at the midway point and would not look back as he would go on to score the win.

Home race number one for the Insta Panels Duel on the Dirt for the JC Auto Thunder Stocks saw Billy Bleich Jr and Donny Lampman on the front row with Bleich showing the way. Bleich continued to show the way as Rob Murray moved into second place. Bleich dominated the event, leading all 20 laps to score the victory.

The Glo & Go Tanning Mini Stocks had their first home race as part of the Insta Panels Duel on the Dirt and it was Evan Curtis and Kourtney Kocarik on the front row. Cole Hardy flipped, in turn, one to bring out the red flag on lap one. Hardy was alert and talking to medical personnel and visited the on-track care centre. Jay Moulton and Evan Curtis would lead the field back to the green flag with Moulton taking the lead. Moulton, Curtis, Olivier Larocque, and Leroy Buscumb all battled for the lead in the closing laps. Moulton’s lead would come to an end on lap 15 after spinning in turn four.  Buscumb would hold off several challenges to score the win.

Mitch Dumont took the lead away from Danny Wurster on lap one of the 15-lap feature for the Airhardt Deliveries Pro 4 Trucks.  The first caution of the event would come out on lap six as Brian Aube hit the front stretch wall. On the restart, Dumont and Dylan Llord would pull away from the field as Llord would take the lead exiting turn two. Dumont would regain the lead with five laps remaining. Dumont would go on to score the win.

The Vintage Cars saw Jeff Larmet hold off challenges from Conrad Baker and Rick St. Pierre to score the victory. Qualifying heats were won by Andy Imbeault and Rick St. Pierre.

NEWS AND NOTES:  84 cars signed in pitside for the racing activities.

Next Sunday, June 16, Canadian National Autism presents the BEI Lightning Series for Sportsman plus Late Models, Thunder Stocks, and the rescheduled King of the 4’s event for the Mini Stocks and Pro 4 Trucks. The program will also feature a trailer race at the end of the night. Showtime is at 6:30 pm. All kids in attendance can check out the activities with the Humbee’s Kids Club presented by the Port Colborne Dairy Queen happening at 5:00 pm each race night.


Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman (from 5/19): BRAD ROUSE, Jay Mallory, James Michael Friesen, Emily Puchalski, Greg Panunte, Dylan Davidson, Jordan Cosco, Justin Sharp, Matt Sharpe, Tom Richau Jr, Rob Sauder, Lee Mallory, Scott Sonnenberg, Chris Storm, Adam Leslie, Tyler Puchalski Did Not Start: AJ Custodi, Chris Hawkins

Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman: JAMES MICHAEL FRIESEN, Adam Leslie, Brad Rouse, Jordan Cosco, Jay Mallory, Tyler Puchalski, Greg Panunte, Dylan Davidson, Matt Sharpe, Rob Sauder, Emily Puchalski, Derek VanMil, Tom Richau Jr, Lee Mallory, Chris Storm, Nathan Peattie, Scott Sonnenberg, Justin Sharp

Qualifying Heats: James Michael Friesen, Adam Leslie, Jay Mallory

Pro Fabrication RUSH Late Models: ROB PIETZ, Sam Pennacchio, David Pangrazio, Stan Zanchin, Tim Gillespie, Mike Greene, Josh Dolan, Jeff Dayman, Kevin Goudie, Jay Liverance, Ken Winfield, Colton Ledingham, Adam Ferri, John Pinsonneault, Chad Homan

Qualifying HeatsChad Homan, Adam Ferri

JC Auto Thunder Stocks: BILLY BLEICH JR, Rob Murray, Jason Fontaine, Donny Lampman, Dave Bailey, Jim Lampman, Pete Reid, Bryce Richardson, Go Fast Teeple, Dave Small, Barry Beck Jr, Barry Blanchard, James Thompson, Zach Bleich

Qualifying Heats: Billy Bleich Jr, Donny Lampman

Glo & Go Tanning Mini Stocks: LEROY BUSCUMB, Evan Curtis, Olivier Larocque, Mike Sarantakos, Sam Iftody, Kourtney Kocarik, Adam Stevenson, David Hoyle, Jay Moulton, Kenny Hair, Craig Vlasic, Jeremy Cooper, Dan McKay, Cole Hardy, Chris Laskey

Qualifying Heats: Evan Curtis, Dan McKay


Airhardt Deliveries Pro 4 Trucks: MITCH DUMONT, Danny Wurster, Dylan Llord, Frank Perry, Jay Dupuis, Jaime Ayers, Clinton Barrick, Justin Towers, Brian Aube Did Not Start: Hayley Vanderzanden, Doug Crawford

Qualifying Heats: Mitch Dumont, Danny Wurster