Ohsweken Speedway

COLAGIOVANNI TAKES WIN AT BURGER BARN CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS; BOWMAN & TURKEY ALSO CLAIM VICTORIES

Photos by Dale Calnan (www.imagefactormedia.com)
By Brent Otchere

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 15, 2022) – Paulie Colagiovanni took his first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals win on Monday night at Ohsweken Speedway, holding off Stewart Friesen for the $10,000 prize and his first Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series victory. Mike Bowman won the Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series fueled by Pinty’s A-Main, while Aaron Turkey won the $1,500 Qwick Wick Hot Lap Challenge for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series cars.

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series
Paulie Colagiovanni and Jordan Thomas started first and second respectively to begin the Knights of Thunder A-Main. 30 drivers qualified for the 35 lap race, all of them racing to be the champion of the 17th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Colagiovanni put a commanding lead on the field while Cory Turner and Thomas contended for the second spot. NASCAR Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen began to make his way through the pack from row five and began to challenge for third place with nineteen laps left. Dylan Westbrook ended a bid to win his first CSCN early with mechanical problems. It was all smooth sailing for Colagiovanni until the only caution of the night came out with nine laps to go, as Shone Evans spun and came to a stop on the track. Friesen gave everything he had left in the tank but Colagiovanni prevailed and crossed the finish line first, taking his first CSCN win after being the runner-up in his last attempt. Friesen finished second, Cory Turner third, Jordan Thomas fourth, and Mitch Brown fifth.

Notes
-Dylan Westbrook’s quick time in Qualifications earned him both the Qwick Wick Fastest Qualifier Award and the Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award.
-Liam Martin won the Larry Gartly Memorial Last Chance Hard Charger Award presented by Doddey Creek Agri Services for advancing from the B-Main and gaining the most combined positions between the B-Main and A-Main. Martin started fourth in the B-Main and drove from 27th to 16th in the A-Main.
-Nick Sheridan won the Nitro 54 Variety Hard Charger Award for his drive from 20th to sixth in the A-Main.

Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series fueled by Pinty’s
The Action Sprint Tour Series returned back to Ohsweken Speedway for the second time this season, and Mathieu Bardier and Jacob Dykstra brought the 24 car field to the green flag. Mike Bowman shot out of a cannon and quickly overtook Bardier and Dykstra for the lead. Bardier quickly began to fall down the order as Lucas Smith moved up to the third position. With two laps left go Bowman was driving as if he was on rails, well over eleven seconds ahead of the pack; Bowman was about to put the sixth place car a lap down when a red flag came out for a collision between Smith and Joshua Hill. Hill’s car flipped on its side; both drivers were unharmed but the vehicles sustained too much damage to carry on racing. The race ended on a green-white-checkered finish; Bowman was again untouchable and sped off for the win making it his fourth Crate Sprint Car victory of the season, and first at Ohsweken. Darren Dryden finished second, Jacob Dykstra third, Matt Billings fourth, and Brett Stratford fifth.

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Ohsweken Speedway Statistical Report
Monday, August 15, 2022
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
17th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals
presented by Burger Barn
Total Entries: 75

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Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series (37 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 35 laps – NT
1. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni[1]; 2. 52-Stewart Friesen[10]; 3. 13-Cory Turner[7]; 4. 79-Jordan Thomas[2]; 5. 10-Mitch Brown[9]; 6. 45-Nick Sheridan[20]; 7. 7NY-Matt Farnham[8]; 8. 46C-Ryan Coniam[3]; 9. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[22]; 10. 28-Jordan Poirier[11]; 11. 88H-Josh Hansen[4]; 12. 94-Todd Hoddick[18]; 13. 84-Tyler Rand[19]; 14. 20AU-Brayden Cooley[13]; 15. 1 10-Jake Brown[6]; 16. 9-Liam Martin[27]; 17. 70-Baily Heard[17]; 18. 1-Holly Porter[24]; 19. 68-Aaron Turkey[25]; 20. 14H-Jim Huppunen[16]; 21. 87-Jason Barney[23]; 22. 17X-Mack DeMan[15]; 23. 3G-Dale Gosselin[28]; 24. 0-Glenn Styres[12]; 25. 5-DJ Christie[14]; 26. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[26]; 27. 87X-Shone Evans[29]; 28. (DNF) 11-Jamie Turner[21]; 29. (DNF) 47X-Dylan Westbrook[5]; 30. (DNF) 21-John Burbridge Jr[30]
Hard Charger – Nick Sheridan +14

Awards:
-Fastest Qualifier: Dylan Westbrook ($300 from Qwick Wick Fire Starter)
-Fastest Canadian Qualifier: Dylan Westbrook ($300 from Ohsweken Speedway)
-Hard Charger: Nick Sheridan ($300 from Nitro 54 Variety)
-Larry Gartly Memorial Last Chance Hard Charger: Liam Martin ($200 from Doddey Creek Agri Services)

Qualifications Flight 1
1. 47X Dylan Westbrook – Scotland – 14.657; 2. 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec – 14.800; 3. 14H Jim Huppunen – Welland – 14.890; 4. 88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville – 15.222; 5. 87X Shone Evans – Scotland – 15.357; 6. 45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges – 15.390; 7. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville – 15.426; 8. 52 Stewart Friesen – Niagara-on-the-Lake – 15.466; 9. 79 Jordan Thomas – Harding, Pennsylvania – 15.488; 10. 87 Jason Barney – Brewerton, New York – 15.498; 11. 01K Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton – 15.581; 12. 84 Tyler Rand – Picton – 15.595; 13. 17X Mack DeMan – Mississauga – 15.614; 14. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken – 15.660; 15. 5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne – 15.689; 16. 3G Dale Gosselin – Saint-Pie, Quebec – 15.698; 17. 21J John Burbridge Jr – St. Williams – 16.075; 18. 46 Kevin Pauls – St. Catharines – 16.925; 19. 27 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford – NT

Qualifications Flight 2
1. 9 Liam Martin – Binbrook – 15.371; 2. 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken – 15.501; 3. 13 Cory Turner – Tillsonburg – 15.508; 4. 7NY Matt Farnham – Tonawanda, New York – 15.557; 5. 10C Paulie Colagiovanni – Cicero, New York – 15.589; 6. 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford – 15.631; 7. 15 Ryan Turner – Dunnville – 15.733; 8. 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester – 15.919; 9. 20AU Brayden Cooley – Kirkstall, Victoria, Australia – ; 10. 90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby – 16.005; 11. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls – 16.043; 12. 94 Todd Hoddick – Cheektowaga, New York – 16.065; 13. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre – 16.069; 14. 46C Ryan Coniam – Burlington – 16.511; 15. 110 Jake Brown – Brantford – 16.570; 16. 0C Cole Macdonald – Waterdown – 17.002; 17. 24 Ben Silliker – Grande Prairie, Alberta – 17.199; 18. 70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton – NT

Heat Race 1 [Started] 10 laps – 2:45.169
1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 2. 79-Jordan Thomas[5]; 3. 5-DJ Christie[1]; 4. 14H-Jim Huppunen[3]; 5. 17X-Mack DeMan[7]; 6. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[6]; 7. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[8]; 8. 87X-Shone Evans[2]; 9. 21-John Burbridge Jr[9]; 10. (DNS) 27-Paul Ballantyne

Heat Race 2 [Started] 10 laps – NT
1. 88H-Josh Hansen[3]; 2. 52-Stewart Friesen[1]; 3. 28-Jordan Poirier[4]; 4. 45-Nick Sheridan[2]; 5. 84-Tyler Rand[6]; 6. 87-Jason Barney[5]; 7. 3G-Dale Gosselin[8]; 8. 68-Aaron Turkey[7]; 9. 46-Kevin Pauls[9]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 10 laps – NT
1. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni[2]; 2. 13-Cory Turner[3]; 3. 1 10-Jake Brown[8]; 4. 20AU-Brayden Cooley[5]; 5. 70-Baily Heard[6]; 6. 11-Jamie Turner[7]; 7. 9-Liam Martin[4]; 8. (DNF) 15-Ryan Turner[1]; 9. (DNF) 0C-Cole MacDonald[9]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 10 laps – 2:52.075
1. 7NY-Matt Farnham[3]; 2. 10-Mitch Brown[2]; 3. 0-Glenn Styres[4]; 4. 46C-Ryan Coniam[7]; 5. 94-Todd Hoddick[6]; 6. 1-Holly Porter[1]; 7. 90-Travis Cunningham[5]; 8. 24-Ben Silliker[8]; 9. (DNS) 70M&M-Dave McKnight Jr

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – NT
1. 68-Aaron Turkey[6]; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[1]; 3. 9-Liam Martin[4]; 4. 3G-Dale Gosselin[2]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans[10]; 6. 21-John Burbridge Jr[7]; 7. 46-Kevin Pauls[9]; 8. 24-Ben Silliker[5]; 9. (DNF) 90-Travis Cunningham[3]; 10. (DNF) 0C-Cole MacDonald[8]; 11. (DNS) 15-Ryan Turner; 12. (DNS) 70M&M-Dave McKnight Jr; 13. (DNS) 27-Paul Ballantyne

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Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars (38 Entries)
A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 71-Mike Bowman[3]; 2. 12DD-Darren Dryden[6]; 3. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 4. 52-Matt Billings[4]; 5. BS39-Brett Stratford[7]; 6. 4-Jesse Costa[10]; 7. 74-Rob Neely[21]; 8. 19-Mathieu Bardier[1]; 9. 7-Eric Gledhill[8]; 10. 9-Luke Stewart[22]; 11. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[18]; 12. 39-Jonah Mutton[14]; 13. 08-Steven Beckett[9]; 14. 16R-Seth Roy[17]; 15. 88-Lance Erskine[20]; 16. 94-Ryan Fraser[19]; 17. MK8-Matt Hill[24]; 18. 3S-Austin Roes[16]; 19. 20-Johnny Miller[12]; 20. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[15]; 21. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[13]; 22. (DNF) 49L-Lucas Smith[5]; 23. (DNF) 19D-Allan Downey[11]; 24. (DNF) 99-Joshua Hill[23]
Hard Charger – Rob Neely +14

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:27.625
1. BS39-Brett Stratford[3]; 2. 20-Johnny Miller[1]; 3. 39-Jonah Mutton[2]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith[9]; 5. 94-Ryan Fraser[6]; 6. 99-Joshua Hill[4]; 7. 7W-Caleb Wood[8]; 8. 97-Sheldon Bender[7]; 9. 29W-Tyler Ward[5]; 10. 14T-Noelle Teal[10]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 08-Steven Beckett[1]; 2. 7-Eric Gledhill[4]; 3. 71-Mike Bowman[8]; 4. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[9]; 5. 88-Lance Erskine[6]; 6. 74-Rob Neely[7]; 7. 16X-Keegan Baker[2]; 8. 2-Travis Hofstetter[5]; 9. 69K-Ken Hamilton[10]; 10. (DNF) 2M-Steve Murdock[3]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:23.474
1. 4-Jesse Costa[1]; 2. 19D-Allan Downey[2]; 3. 19-Mathieu Bardier[8]; 4. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[5]; 5. 16R-Seth Roy[7]; 6. 9-Luke Stewart[6]; 7. MK8-Matt Hill[3]; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[4]; 9. (DNS) 14-Larry Gledhill

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps – 2:26.612
1. 12DD-Darren Dryden[5]; 2. 52-Matt Billings[6]; 3. 3S-Austin Roes[1]; 4. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[4]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[8]; 6. 77T-Tyeller Powless[2]; 7. 5C-Conor Mahoney[3]; 8. 51-Trevor Young[7]; 9. 85C-Cam MacKinnon[9]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – 3:43.578
1. 74-Rob Neely[1]; 2. 9-Luke Stewart[2]; 3. 99-Joshua Hill[4]; 4. MK8-Matt Hill[6]; 5. 7W-Caleb Wood[3]; 6. 2M-Steve Murdock[16]; 7. 2-Travis Hofstetter[11]; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[12]; 9. 97-Sheldon Bender[9]; 10. 16X-Keegan Baker[8]; 11. 51-Trevor Young[10]; 12. 29W-Tyler Ward[14]; 13. 14T-Noelle Teal[15]; 14. 69K-Ken Hamilton[18]; 15. 77T-Tyeller Powless[5]; 16. (DNF) 85C-Cam MacKinnon[13]; 17. (DNS) 5C-Conor Mahoney; 18. (DNS) 14-Larry Gledhill

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The 25th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway features four regular racing divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Several special events also highlight the 2022 schedule including the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track’s signature event – the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

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