Dylan Westbrook, Lucas Smith, Ken Sargent and Nick Masi Win on O’Neil’s/Case IH Frankie Turkey Memorial Night at Ohsweken

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By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 6, 2018) – An exciting night at Ohsweken Speedway had 115 cars sign in across four divisions for Frankie Turkey Memorial Night and Friday Night Excitement presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH Agriculture on Friday, July 6. The night was run in honour of the late Frankie Turkey, uncle to track owner Glenn Styres, who passed away following a car accident at just 27 years of age. Frankie introduced Glenn to auto racing at a young age, and remains an inspiration for many parts of Glenn’s business and Ohsweken Speedway – including the track’s trademark orange colour.

When the action on the track was completed, it was Dylan Westbrook claiming the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature win for the fifth time this season and Lucas Smith who scored his first career Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car win. For the stock cars, Ken Sargent won the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature and Nick Masi collected the checkered flag in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock main event.

KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS
Jim Huppunen and Dylan Westbrook lined-up on the front row for the 20-lap A-Main Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature. Huppunen threw a pair of slide jobs at Westbrook on the opening lap, but still Westbrook gained control of the point and quickly worked to open a sizeable advantage that grew to a full straightaway by lap five. On lap four, Tyler Hendricks got past both Huppunen and Mack DeMan to take second, but DeMan fought back to retake the runner-up spot with a strong run off turn four on lap nine.

With eight laps to go, Westbrook slowed his pace as he dealt with what appeared to be a big clump of clay lodged in the right rear-wheel, causing severe vibrations. Westbrook nursed the car around the bottom of the track as he tried to hold off DeMan, who worked meticulously to close the gap. DeMan reeled in Westbrook until he made a pass for the lead just after taking the white flag. Unfortunately for DeMan, the caution flag waved before the checkers when Scott Burke slowed in turn three and setup a one-lap dash with DeMan lining up second.

On the final restart, DeMan followed Westbrook on the bottom of turn one to prevent a slide job from Mikey Kruchka in third. In turns three and four, Westbrook made his car just wide enough to hold off DeMan at the finish by just 0.152 seconds for his fifth win of the season. DeMan, Kruchka, Chris Steele and Hendricks rounded out the top-five. Steele and DeMan were heat race winners earlier in the night.

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Shone Evans and Aaron Turkey lined up out front of the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20-lap Feature event. Fifth-starting Lucas Smith quickly raced into third while Evans led Turkey for the opening three laps until the first caution when Dereck Lemyre spun in turn three. On the restart, Turkey tagged the inside wall in turn one and spun before tipping on his side to being out a red flag.

After another pairs of restarts, Evans was able to maintain the lead over Smith while Ryan Hunsinger got past Hannah Ferrell for third before the yellow flag waved again on lap six for a slowed Josh Hansen. The restart on lap six proved to be the final one where Evans remained up front but Smith stayed in tow.

At the halfway point, Evans’ lead was less than a second and was eliminated entirely once he worked into slower traffic on lap 13. The following lap, Smith used the slower cars to gain a big run off turn four while Evans was stuck low and took the lead with six laps remaining. Smith checked out over the remaining distance, leaving Evans to battle for second with Ryan Hunsinger and Jesse Costa. At the finish, it was Costa who prevailed in that battle ahead of Evans and Hunsinger. Jacob Dykstra rounded out the top-five after starting 19th, which earned him the hard-charger award.

Earlier in the night, Turkey, Costa, Smith and AJ Lewis won qualifying heat races while Rob Neely claimed a win in the B-Main.

MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS
Donny Lampman and Kacey Huffman started on the front row for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature. It was Jay Liverance who jumped forward from the fourth spot to lead the opening four laps until Ryan Dinning took over the top spot on lap five.

On lap 7, an uncharacteristic solo spin for Dave Bailey didn’t bring out the yellow flag, but Liverance spinning in turn two on the following lap was the cause of the first of three cautions. On the ensuing restart, Ken Sargent took the lead from his teammate Dinning in what proved to be the winning pass. Over the final 12 laps, Sargent had to hold off a Christopher Hale and the night’s hard charger Ryan Beagle to claim the win while Logan Shwedyk and Dinning rounded out the top-five. The win was the 135th of Sargent’s career, he announced to the crowd in victory lane.

Earlier in the night, Lee Winger, Dinning and Bailey claimed heat race wins.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Mike Giberson and Tim Jamieson brought the HRW Automotive Mini Stock field to the green flag for the 15-lap A-Main, but it was sixth-starting Mike Taylor who led the opening lap. Taylor didn’t hold the point for long as Brian Crosgrove raced forward to lead lap two before a caution on the following lap for a spun Jeremy May in turn two.

The first and only restart of the race saw Tristan Da Silva race forward to the lead, only to have 20th-starting Nick Masi take it away at the other end of the racetrack and lead lap three. One lap later, it was Kyle Wert and Time DeBoer jumping forward to second and third behind the leader.

Over the next six laps, Masi raced ahead to a 10 car-length lead while the top three had broken away from the rest of the field by nearly a straightaway. Masi had to deal with some lapped traffic in the closing laps that saw his lead erode away, but held on for his third win of the season by just 0.174 seconds over top-five finishers Tim DeBoer, Kyle Wert, Gillian Hils and Dale Millard.

Earlier in the night, Christopher French, Mike Taylor Paul Longboat and Matt Nuell won qualifying heats while Jonathan Ayrton and Sean Iftody won B-Mains.

UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, July 13 for Sponsor and Bicycle night presented by Strickland’s GMC of Brantford. Kids in attendance will have plenty of chances to win a new bike. On the track, all four weekly divisions are in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT

July 6, 2018
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH Agriculture
Total Entries – 115
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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (17 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2); 2. 17x Mack DeMan (3); 3. 0 Mikey Kruchka (9); 4. 80 Chris Steele (8); 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (1); 7. 9 Steve Lyons (11); 8. 97 Cory Turner (17); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (7); 10. DNF 91 Ryan Turner (4); 11. 81 Derek Jonathan (13); 12. 22F Jim Porter (15); 13. 55 Mike Thorne (6); 14. 11 Jamie Turner (10); 15. 43 Scott Sherk (12); 16. 44 Barry Dunn (14); 17. 9b Scott Burke (16)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-20
Hard Charger – Cory Turner +9 (17th to 8th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharine’s, ON (2); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (8); 3. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (3); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (5); 5. 0 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (7); 6. DNF 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 7. DNF 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne, ON (6); 8. DNF 9b Scott Burke, Charing Cross, ON (1); 9. DNF 44 Barry Dunn, (9)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 17x Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (4); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (6): 4. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (3); 5. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (8); 6. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (7); 7. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston, NY, USA (5); 8. DNF F22 Jim Porter, Grand Island, NY, USA (2);

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Dylan Westbrook
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (29 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49L Lucas Smith (5); 2. 52 Jesse Costa (9); 3. 87x Shone Evans (1); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (4); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra (19); 6. 29 Liam Martin (17); 7. 1 Holly Porter (7); 8. 68 Aaron Turkey (2); 9. 4 Hannah Ferrell (3); 10. 9 Paul Ballantyne (11); 11. 08 Steven Beckett (23); 12. 49h Jerry Hill (14); 13. 51 Trevor Young (22); 14. 12 Brad Herron (15); 15. 5 DJ Christie (10); 16. 56 Dereck Lemyre (13); 17. 74 Rob Neely (21); 18. 70 Baily Heard (24); 19. 8mk Matt Hill (6); 20. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (16); 21. DNF 7 Caleb Wood (20); 22. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (12); 23. DNF 24a AJ Lewis (8); 24. DNF 69 Josh Hill (18)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shone Evans 1-13, Lucas Smith 14-20
Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +14 (19th to 5th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (2); 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (8); 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (4); 4. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr., St. Catharine’s, ON (1); 5. 69 Josh Hill, Six Nations, ON (3); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (7); 7. DNF 24 Jeff Newham, Windsor, ON (5); 8. DNF 1eh Paul Klager, Beamsville, ON (6)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:04.963)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (1); 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (4); 3. 4 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (6); 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (5); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (3); 6. 74 Rob Neely, Rockwood, ON (7); 7. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (2);

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:08.544)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 24a AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (3); 2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (4); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (2); 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (6); 5. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON, (5); 6. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (7); 7. 70 Baily Heard, Niagara Falls, ON (1)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49L Lucas Smith, Brantford, ON (4); 2. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (1); 3. 8mk Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (7); 4. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford, ON (5); 5. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (3); 6. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (6); 7. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (2)

B-Feature (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 3:04.222)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 74 Rob Neely (2); 2. 51 Trevor Young (4); 3. 08 Steven Beckett (3); 4. 70 Baily Heard (7); 5. 38 Derek Miller (8); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke (1); 7. 24 Jeff Newham (5); 8. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts (6); 10. DNS 1eh Paul Klager (9)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Shone Evans
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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (28 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 25 Ken Sargent (11); 2. 79 Christopher Hale (14); 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle (20); 4. 53 Logan Shwedyk (21); 5. 8 Ryan Dinning (9); 6. 49 Dave Bailey (16); 7. 37h Rob Hoskins (6); 8. 777x Chase Hess (25); 9. 108 Billy Bleich Jr. (19); 10. 23 Trevor DeBoer (13); 11. 28 Jim Lampman (12); 12. 93k Mike Klazinga (15); 13. 11T Brian Teeple (5); 14. 46 Kevin Pauls (10); 15. 7 Jason Lungaro (18); 16. 1 Chris Dickie (26); 17. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (7); 18. 28f Mark Fawcett (28); 19. 40 Jay Liverance (4); 20. 28d Donny Lampman (1); 21. 52 Tony Fraser (24); 22. 13 Kacey Huffman (2); 23. 38 Terry Martin (22); 24. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (23); 25. DNF 108x Zach Bleich (27); 26. DNF 2 Lee Winger (3); 27. DNF 21x Mark Bazuin (17); 28. DNF 26 Mike Ferguson (8)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jay Liverance 1-4, Ryan Dinning 5-7, Ken Sargent 8-20
Hard Charger – Ryan Beagle +17 (20th to 3rd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:45.347)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2 Lee Winger (3); 2. 11T Brian Teeple (8); 3. 28d Donny Lampman (1); 4. 40 Jay Liverance (5); 5. 37h Rob Hoskins (9); 6. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (10); 7. 13 Kacey Huffman (2); 8. 38 Terry Martin (4); 9. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (6); 10. 52 Tony Fraser (7)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:41.783)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning (3); 2. 25 Ken Sargent (6); 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer (8); 4. 26 Mike Ferguson (2); 5. 79 Chris Hale (9); 6. 28 Jim Lampman (7); 7. 46 Kevin Pauls (4); 8. 1 Chris Dickie (5); 9. 777x Chase Hess (1)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:42.006)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (2); 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (6); 3. 53 Logan Shwedyk (7); 4. 93k Mike Klazinga (1); 5. 108 Billy Bleich Jr. (5); 6. 21x Mark Bazuin (3); 7. 28f Mark Fawcett (9); 8. 7 Jason Lungaro (4); 9. 108x Zach Bleich (8)
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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (41 entries)

A-Feature (15 laps – No TIme)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 222 Nick Masi (20); 2. 9 Tim DeBoer (15); 3. 19 Kyle Wert (18); 4. 32 Gillian Hils (14); 5. 3 Dale Millard (13); 6. 15 Sean Iftody (22); 7. 01 Tristan Da Silva (10); 8. 23 Dusty DeBoer (23); 9. 66x Jon Janssens (11); 10. 188 Paul Longboat (12); 11. 54 Christopher French (3); 12. 93 Andy Ryckman (7); 13. 96 Brian Crosgrove (8); 14. 26 Tim Nuell (5); 15. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (21); 16. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (17); 17. 2 Matt Nuell (19); 18. 6 Jason Dixon (25); 19. 17 Mike Taylor (6); 20. 88 Aidan Nigh (27); 21. 8 Barry Westman (24); 22. 63 Dave Crumbie (16); 23. 11 Mike Giberson (1); 24. 05 Dave Goodacre (4); 25. 7c Cole Hardy (28); 26. 6x Mike Sarantakos (9); 27. DNF 177 Tim Jamieson (2); 28. DNF 16J Jeremy May (26)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Taylor 1, Brian Crosgrove 2, Nick Masi 3-15
Hard Charger – Nick Masi +20 (20th to 1st)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 54 Christopher French (7); 2. 177 Tim Jamieson (6); 3. 05 Dave Goodacre (10); 4. 26 Tim Nuell (11); 5. 11 Mike Giberson (3); 6. 265 Mike Evers (1); 7. 46 Wayde Thorne (5); 8. 13m Daniel McKay (2); 9. 6 Jason Dixon (8); 10. 11e Jeff Elsliger (9); 11. DNS 517 Cody Sommerville (4)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:10.049)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 17 Mike Taylor (2); 2. 96 Brian Crosgrove (6); 3. 93 Andy Ryckman (4); 4. 01 Tristan Da Silva (10); 5. 6x Mike Sarantakos (8); 6. 88 Aidan Nigh (1); 7. 69 Rob Twitchett (5); 8. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (9); 9. 16J Jeremy May (7); 10. 1 Jason Tolton (3)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:11.607)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (2); 2. 66x Jon Janssens (1); 3. 3 Dale Millard (4); 4. 9 Tim DeBoer (10); 5. 32 Gillian Hils (6); 6. 16 Fabio Olivieri (3); 7. 15 Sean Iftody (7); 8. 23 Dusty DeBoer (8); 9. 60 Martin Schroeder (5); 10. DNS 155 Dustin Longboat (9)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:08.124)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2 Matt Nuell (4); 2. 63 Dave Crumbie (1); 3. 19 Kyle Wert (3); 4. 222 Nick Masi (7); 5. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (2); 6. 10 Ben Buchwald (5); 7. 8 Barry Westman (6); 8. 7c Cole Hardy (9); 9. 79 Steve Miller (8); 10. 65 Blake Wadham (10)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer – 2:16.355)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (6); 2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (8); 3. 6 Jason Dixon (3); 4. 88 Aidan Nigh (4); 5. 69 Rob Twitchett (5); 6. 60 Martin Schroeder (7); 7. 79 Steve Miller (10); 8. 265 Mike Evers (1); 9. 10 Ben Buchwald (9); 10. 65 Blake Washam (11); 11. DNS 517 Cody Sommerville (2)

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 15 Sean Iftody (7); 2. 8 Barry Westman (9); 3. 7c Cole Hardy (10); 4. 1 Jason Tolton (4); 5. 155 Dustin Longboat (8); 6.16 Fabio Olivieri (6); 7. DNF 16J Jeremy May (5); 8. DNF 13m Daniel McKay (1); 9. DNS 46 Wayde Thorne (2); 10. DNS 11e Jeff Elsliger (3);

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca.About O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Case IH: O’Neil’s is the official track maintenance equipment provider of Ohsweken Speedway, and takes pride in being a family-owned business serving their community since 1918. A lot of things have changed over the years, but the principles of their dealership have stayed the same – They believe in serving their customers with honesty and integrity. Their roots were founded in the agriculture business, selling and servicing IH, Case IH, and Case equipment. As their dealership has grown, they have expanded by taking on quality lawn and garden products, and offering a hardware store. Visit the Case IH/O’Neil’s Farm Equipment website at www.ONeils.ca or visit the O’Neil’s Lawn & Garden store at 2461 Hwy 56 in Binbrook, just 20 miles from Ohsweken Speedway.

2018 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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