By CURTIS BERLEUE
OHSWEKEN, ONT – Hometown favorite Dylan Westbrook picked up his first-ever A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour win on Friday night at the Ohsweken Speedway over Bryan Howland and Jared Zimbardi. Local Mitch Brown came home in fourth, and Scott Kreutter rounded out the top five.
Mitch Brown and Dylan Westbrook led the field to the green flag, with Westbrook jumping out to the early lead and never looking back. By lap two, fourth place starting Bryan Howland had moved up to second, where he would remain for the balance of the event.
The only caution of the night for the 360 sprints came on lap six for the 27z of Stan Zanchin who spun on the bottom of turn 2. On the ensuing restart, Jared Zimbardi was able to drive masterfully to the inside of Mitch Brown and take the third position coming off of turn 2.
By lap 12, Westbrook had begun to catch lap traffic. Bryan Howland was able to gain ground on Westbrook in traffic but was never able to get within striking distance, allowing Westbrook to lead all 25 laps en-route to Patriot Sprint Tour victory lane.
“I saw half his (Howland’s) car and I just tried to stay on top and gas it up,” stated an elated Westbrook in victory lane.
With 20 sprint cars signed into the pits, three 8-lap heat races were run. Local Mitch Brown picked up the win in heat race number one over defending PST Canada champion Jared Zimbardi and Tyler Hendricks. Heat race two went to Bryan Howland over Cory Turner and Scott Kreutter, and Glenn Styres was victorious in heat race number 3 over teammate Dylan Westbrook and Lee Winger.
The Evingham Site Excavation 9-14 Dash victory went to Jake Brown. The Prestige Pool & Spa ‘Final Finisher’ was Stan Zanchin. The Casey’s Salvage award was given to Jim Huppunen. The Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing bonus was awarded to 11th place finisher Jake Brown.
The Patriot Sprint Tour Canada series will be right back in action on Saturday, June 10th for the first of two visits to the Brockville Ontario Speedway. Next weekend, the PST America series returns to action with visits to the Outlaw Speedway on Friday night June 16th, and then Selinsgrove Speedway the following night, Saturday June 17th for the Joe Whitcomb memorial.
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The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography, Fine Touch Collison.
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Ohsweken Speedway Quick Results
A-Verdi A Main: 1) 47x- DYLAN WESTBROOK (1) 2) 51- Bryan Howland 3) 35- Jared Zimbardi 4) 10b- Mitch Brown 5) 49- Scott Kreutter 6) 80- Chris Steele 7) 01- Mikey Kruchka 8) 14h- Jim Huppunen 9) 97- Cory Turner 10) 38- Tyler Hendricks 11) 1-10- Jake Brown 12) 91- Ryan Turner 13) 9- Steve Lyons 14) 0- Glenn Styres 15) 11- Jamie Turner 16) 6- Curtis Gartly 17) 2w- Lee Winger 18) 21- John Burbridge 19) 27z- Stan Zanchin
Heat 1: 1) 10b- Mitch Brown 2) 35- Jared Zimbardi 3) 38- Tyler Hendricks 4) 27z- Stan Zanchin 5) 01- Mikey Kruchka 6) 80- Chris Steele 7) 9- Steve Lyons
Heat 2: 1) 51- Bryan Howland 2) 97- Cory Turner 3) 49- Todd Hoddick 4) 1-10- Jake Brown 5) 14h- Jim Huppunen 6) 91- Ryan Turner 7) 11- Jamie Turner
Heat 3: 1) 0- Glenn Styres 2) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 3) 2w-Lee Winger 4) 6- Curtis Gartly 5) 21- John Burbridge
Evingham Site Excavation Dash: 1) 1-10- Jake Brown 2) 01- Mikey Kruchka 3) 80- Chris Steele 4) 2w- Lee Winger 5) 6- Curtis Gartly 6) 27z- Stan Zanchin
Contingency Award Recipients:
Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher: 27z – Stan Zanchin
Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’: 14h – Jim Huppunen
Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing 11th Place Finisher: 1-10 Jake Brown
PST Canada Points: 1) 80 – Chris Steele (277), 2) 47x – Dylan Westbrook (276), 3) 35 – Jared Zimbardi (273), 4) 97 – Cory Turner (264), 5) 1-10 – Jake Brown (256), 6) 10 – Mitch Brown (256), 7) 14h – Jim Huppunen (255), 8) 0 – Glenn Styres, 9) 01k – Mikey Kruchka, 10) 91 – Ryan Turner (220)