KREUTTER CLAIMS OHSWEKEN WIN

Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 17, 2018) – Scott Kreutter grabbed his first career Ohsweken win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car versus Southern Ontario Sprints Feature on Friday night.

Adam West and Mack DeMan paced the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars versus Southern Ontario Sprints 25-lap Feature. Before the race hit turn one though, Mike Thorne and Scott Burke were flipping wildly upside down. Both drivers were uninjured, but their cars were destroyed.

West pulled into the pits prior to the restart, handing the inside of the front row to Alden, NY native Scott Kreutter for the complete restart. Kreutter took full advantage as he drove to the lead on the opening lap and paced the field to the first caution on lap four.

Following the restart, Kreutter was in traffic by lap nine and led a three-car breakaway from the field with Dylan Westbrook and DeMan following. Kreutter stayed about 10 car lengths ahead of Westbrook or DeMan, who repeatedly switched the second spot, until the final caution of the race on lap 23 when Jim Huppunen spun at the top of turn three while running in the top-10.

Kreutter was strong on the green-white-checkered finish and scored his first career win here at Ohsweken over Westbrook, who took the runner-up spot from DeMan on the final lap. Mikey Kruchka and Steve Lyons rounded out the top-five. Lyons, Kreutter and Westbrook were heat race winners earlier in the night.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
2018 SEASON EVENT #6 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY – OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA

A-Feature (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Scott Kreutter (3); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5); 3. 17x Mack DeMan (2); 4. 0 Mikey Kruchka (6); 5. 9 Steve Lyons (4); 6. 97 Cory Turner (8); 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (9); 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (10); 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (11); 11. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (23); 12. 11 Jamie Turner (13); 13. 21 Kyle Phillips (22); 14. 15 Dan Nanticoke (19); 15. 25 Warren Mahoney (20); 16. 66 Frank Baranowski (24); 17. DNF 91 Ryan Turner (15); 18. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. (18); 19. DNF 71s Josh Sliter (25); 20. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald (17); 21. DNF 15F Mike Ferrell (21); 22. 44 Barry Dunn (14); 23. 30 Adam West (1); 24. 55 Mike Thorne (12); 25. 9b Scott Burke (16)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Scott Kreutter 1-25
Hard Charger – John Burbridge Jr. +12 (23rd to 11th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 1:56.426)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON (3); 2. 0 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON (7); 3. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (1); 4. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (8); 5. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (5); 6. 0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown, ON (6); 7. 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON (4); 8. 71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (2); 9. 66 Frank Baranowski – Hamilton, ON (9)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Scott Kreutter – Alden, NY, USA (7); 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks – Pain Court, ON (6); 3. 30 Adam West – Ridgetown, ON (2); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (5); 5. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (3); 6. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (4); 7. 21p Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, NY, USA (1); 8. 15F Mike Ferrell – London, ON (8)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON (3); 2. 17x Mack DeMan – Mississauga, ON (7); 3. 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, ON (1); 4. 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (6); 5. 9b Scott Burke – Charing Cross, ON (2); 6. 44 Barry Dunn – Springfield, ON (5); 7. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON (8); 8. 21 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, ON (4)

2018 SEASON A-FEATURE WINNERS
Dylan Westbrook – 1 (Brighton June 16); Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton July 7); Ryan Turner – 1 (Brighton July 28); Scott Kreutter – 1 (Ohsweken August 17)

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2018 schedule consists of 12 events at four different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca
Twitter: @SOSsprints
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2018 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts.

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