Ohsweken Speedway

HUGHES TAKES ART HILL MEMORIAL WIN; MARTIN, HENNESSY, AND BAILEY ALSO CLAIM OHSWEKEN VICTORIES

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

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 26, 2022) – Insta-Panels presented one of the most memorable Art Hill Memorial races ever at Ohsweken Speedway on August 26; Jeremy Hughes won the 20th running of the Art Hill Memorial 42, while Liam Martin, Andrew Hennessy, and Dave Bailey won their respective A-Mains.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
The 20th running of the Art Hill Memorial 42 featured Tristan DaSilva and Jeremy Hughes on the front row of the grid to start the 42 lap Mini Stock A-Main. By lap three Rodney Rutherford had already raced up to the lead from row three; on the other hand, Tyler Lafantaisie was having a solid run in fourth, keeping pace with the front runners. Traffic came into play on lap 21, allowing Hughes to move back into second, overtaking Fabio Oliveri. Things got worse for Oliveri as he suffered a flat right front tire and brought out the yellow flag.

The restart saw Hughes, Lafantaisie, and Rutherford almost go three-wide for the lead, putting on a great show for the fans; Hughes had just edged ahead of them as a caution came out with two laps to go. A classic green-white-checker finish would decide the winner of the race. Hughes timed the restart perfectly and inched ahead of Lafantaisie and Rutherford; Rutherford’s car suffered a mechanical problem which caused him to veer to the right and hit Lafantaisie, throwing off his momentum. Oliveri took the opportunity and passed the damaged car of Rutherford for the third spot. Hughes cruised to the checkered flag, taking the prestigious Art Hill Memorial 42 victory and the $1,000 grand prize. Lafantaisie took his war-torn car across the finish line in second, followed by Oliveri in third, Nick Erskine fourth, and Eric Yorke fifth. A 133 point lead now separates championship leader Lafantaisie from Oliveri.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Josh Hansen and Jake Brown led the 24 car field to green to start the 20 lap 360 Sprint Car A-Main. Aaron Turkey went for a wild ride during the first lap as he flipped his car multiple times after clipping Jacob Dykstra; Turkey got out of his car under his own power and appeared well, but was done for the night. Hansen took the lead after the restart, holding off the two Brown brothers – Mitch and Jake. Nick Sheridan bided his time in the fourth position, while point leader Cory Turner struggled to gain ground from his starting position in row eight.

Ryan Turner briefly appeared in the top three, showing a glimmer of hope of getting his championship run back on track, however he faded a few laps later. Liam Martin made the winning pass on polesitter Hansen with two laps left to go, picking up his third win of the season. Rounding out the top five was Hansen in second, Sheridan third, Mitch Brown fourth, and Dylan Westbrook fifth. With one more full points race left in the season, Cory Turner left the night with a 33 point lead over Martin for the championship.

Dirt Late Models
Brian Speelman and Gregg Haskell led the grid to get the 25 lap Late Model Open A-Main underway. An excellent turnout of 29 Dirt Late Models had fans of full-fendered action buzzing. Haskell finally got around Speelman after stalking him for five laps, and it appeared that the open engine cars were going to run away with the win until a caution came out, neutralizing the race. The crate engine-powered car of Andrew Hennessy benefitted from two restarts, and he drove into the lead after starting in row six.

Hennessy found speed in the bottom of the track, gaining a two second buffer over the pack. Charlie Sandercock, also using a crate engine, was able to obtain the second position with four laps left to go after battling Haskell for many laps. The crate engines prevailed, proving less can be more, as Hennessy crossed the finish line in first and picked up the $2,000 grand prize. Sandercock’s last outing at Ohsweken saw him win, but this time he settled for second, while Haskell finished third, Andrew Reaume fourth, and Jim Dale Jr. in fifth.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Kacey Huffman and Gofast Teeple led the grid to start the 20 lap Thunder Stock A-Main. Logan Shwedyk quickly pounced on the leader after starting in the fourth position, only to have Dave Bailey take it away from him on lap seven. Bailey amazingly navigated his vehicle to the front, passing seventeen cars in the process. A quick caution saw title contender Ryan Beagle capitalize on the restart and move up to fourth.

A late caution set up a three lap dash to the finish, which saw Bailey and Trevor DeBoer duke it out for the win. Bailey came out victorious once again, picking up his seventh win of the season. DeBoer settled for second, while Beagle took the final spot on the podium in third. Rounding out the top five was Ron Loggie in fourth, and Kyle Wert in fifth. Bailey left the night leading the championship fight over Beagle by 44 points.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Epic Racewear presents Back to School Backpack Night and Championship Friday for Sprint Cars on September 2 featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

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Ohsweken Speedway Statistical Report
Friday, August 26, 2022
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Art Hill Memorial Night
presented by Insta-Panels
Total Entries: 122

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (38 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 42 laps – NT
1. 10J-Jeremy Hughes[2]; 2. 96-Tyler Lafantaisie[11]; 3. 16-Fabio Olivieri[3]; 4. 64-Nick Erskine[9]; 5. 51-Eric Yorke[14]; 6. 13-Vincent Pagnotta[5]; 7. 11E-Jeff Elsliger[4]; 8. 23-Dusty DeBoer[10]; 9. 21H-Ryan Hillar[16]; 10. 44-Craig Vlasic[13]; 11. 60-Martin Schroder[17]; 12. 31-Jesse McDonald[21]; 13. 9-Tim DeBoer[12]; 14. 27-Niko Hansen[19]; 15. 23T-Trevor DeBoer[23]; 16. (DNF) 24-Rodney Rutherford[6]; 17. (DNF) 01-Tristan DaSilva[1]; 18. (DNF) 4-Wayde Thorne[22]; 19. (DNF) 1-Jason Tolton[18]; 20. (DNF) 66-Broden Weiler[8]; 21. (DNF) 11-Mike Giberson[20]; 22. (DNF) 38S-Sam Iftody[15]; 23. (DNF) 6X-Mike Sarantakos[7]; 24. (DNF) 14L-John Lubeck[24]
Hard Charger – Tyler Lafantaisie + 9

Heat Race 1 [Started] 6 laps – 2:09.671
1. 9-Tim DeBoer[1]; 2. 01-Tristan DaSilva[3]; 3. 23-Dusty DeBoer[6]; 4. 44-Craig Vlasic[4]; 5. 60-Martin Schroder[8]; 6. 14L-John Lubeck[9]; 7. 69-Rob Twitchett[5]; 8. 54-Christopher French[7]; 9. 188-Paul Longboat[10]; 10. (DNF) 4-Wayde Thorne[2]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 6 laps – 2:18.376
1. 16-Fabio Olivieri[7]; 2. 66-Broden Weiler[1]; 3. 13-Vincent Pagnotta[6]; 4. 51-Eric Yorke[8]; 5. 1-Jason Tolton[5]; 6. 79-Steve Miller[2]; 7. 5-Dave Goodacre[9]; 8. 555-Braedan Burning[10]; 9. 81D-Crystal Soules[4]; 10. (DNF) 1A-Ashton Dickie[3]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 6 laps – 2:25.275
1. 10J-Jeremy Hughes[7]; 2. 6X-Mike Sarantakos[1]; 3. 96-Tyler Lafantaisie[8]; 4. 38S-Sam Iftody[5]; 5. 27-Niko Hansen[6]; 6. 31-Jesse McDonald[2]; 7. 12-Don Deagle[9]; 8. 4A-Mason Anderson[4]; 9. 14DD-Dustin Duga[3]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 6 laps – 2:23.620
1. 24-Rodney Rutherford[3]; 2. 11E-Jeff Elsliger[2]; 3. 64-Nick Erskine[5]; 4. 21H-Ryan Hillar[4]; 5. 11-Mike Giberson[1]; 6. 46-Gillian Hils[6]; 7. 7B-Braden Keus[9]; 8. 23T-Trevor DeBoer[7]; 9. 10X-Jeremy May[8]

B-Main [Started] 10  laps –NT
1. 31-Jesse McDonald[3]; 2. 4-Wayde Thorne[16]; 3. 23T-Trevor DeBoer[11]; 4. 14L-John Lubeck[1]; 5. 10X-Jeremy May[15]; 6. 54-Christopher French[9]; 7. 7B-Braden Keus[8]; 8. 12-Don Deagle[7]; 9. 4A-Mason Anderson[10]; 10. 188-Paul Longboat[12]; 11. 14DD-Dustin Duga[14]; 12. 79-Steve Miller[2]; 13. 5-Dave Goodacre[6]; 14. 81D-Crystal Soules[13]; 15. (DNF) 46-Gillian Hils[4]; 16. (DNF) 69-Rob Twitchett[5]; 17. (DNF) 555-Braedan Burning[18]; 18. (DNS) 1A-Ashton Dickie

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (24 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – NT
1. 9-Liam Martin[5]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen[1]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[4]; 4. 10-Mitch Brown[3]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 6. 15-Ryan Turner[8]; 7. 45H-Chuck Hebing[10]; 8. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[9]; 9. 7NY-Matt Farnham[11]; 10. 1 10-Jake Brown[2]; 11. 13-Cory Turner[15]; 12. 14H-Jim Huppunen[19]; 13. 1-Holly Porter[7]; 14. 0-Glenn Styres[12]; 15. 70-Baily Heard[17]; 16. 5-DJ Christie[13]; 17. 17X-Mack DeMan[20]; 18. 94X-Scott Hall[24]; 19. 87X-Shone Evans[23]; 20. 46-Kevin Pauls[22]; 21. 77T-Tyeller Powless[14]; 22. (DNF) 11-Jamie Turner[21]; 23. (DNF) 90-Travis Cunningham[18]; 24. (DNF) 68-Aaron Turkey[16]
Hard Charger – Jim Huppunen + 7

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 9-Liam Martin[4]; 2. 1 10-Jake Brown[2]; 3. 88H-Josh Hansen[5]; 4. 7NY-Matt Farnham[6]; 5. 77T-Tyeller Powless[1]; 6. 17X-Mack DeMan[3]; 7. 90-Travis Cunningham[8]; 8. 46-Kevin Pauls[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:04.951
1. 10-Mitch Brown[3]; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 3. 45H-Chuck Hebing[4]; 4. 45-Nick Sheridan[7]; 5. 13-Cory Turner[1]; 6. 68-Aaron Turkey[6]; 7. 14H-Jim Huppunen[8]; 8. 94X-Scott Hall[5]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:06.598
1. 1-Holly Porter[2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 3. 15-Ryan Turner[8]; 4. 5-DJ Christie[1]; 5. 0-Glenn Styres[6]; 6. 70-Baily Heard[5]; 7. 11-Jamie Turner[3]; 8. 87X-Shone Evans[7]

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Dirt Late Models (29 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 87-Andrew Hennessy[12]; 2. 57-Charlie Sandercock[9]; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[2]; 4. 555-Andrew Reaume[6]; 5. 39-Jim Dale Jr[8]; 6. 22-Brian Speelman[1]; 7. 05-Mike Lewis[10]; 8. 15-Tim Gillespie[7]; 9. 43-Cody VanDeWynckel[20]; 10. 1A-Jake Hooker[4]; 11. 47B-Joe Brosseau[5]; 12. 82-Ken Winfield[19]; 13. 49-Brett Hope[23]; 14. 36-John Pinsonneault[14]; 15. 60-Nick Glassford[13]; 16. 11-Brad Bloomfield[15]; 17. 4-CJ Field[11]; 18. 06-Jordan VanHall[18]; 19. 66-Tyler Lozon[17]; 20. 557-Elliot Wilton[22]; 21. 38D-Doris Lajeunesse[21]; 22. 7-Brent Colby[24]; 23. (DNF) RH94-Jason Haskell[16]; 24. (DNF) 94Z-Stan Zanchin[3]
Hard Charger – Andrew Hennessy + 11

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 87-Andrew Hennessy[8]; 2. 1A-Jake Hooker[2]; 3. 15-Tim Gillespie[3]; 4. 05-Mike Lewis[9]; 5. 60-Nick Glassford[5]; 6. RH94-Jason Haskell[6]; 7. 82-Ken Winfield[10]; 8. 29-Ryan Bonner[1]; 9. 28K-Tate O’Leary[7]; 10. 52-Rick Cedar[4]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 555-Andrew Reaume[3]; 2. 57-Charlie Sandercock[4]; 3. 4-CJ Field[5]; 4. 22-Brian Speelman[8]; 5. 36-John Pinsonneault[6]; 6. 66-Tyler Lozon[1]; 7. 557-Elliot Wilton[9]; 8. 38D-Doris Lajeunesse[2]; 9. (DNF) 49-Brett Hope[7]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. RH21-Gregg Haskell[4]; 2. 47B-Joe Brosseau[2]; 3. 39-Jim Dale Jr[5]; 4. 94Z-Stan Zanchin[7]; 5. 11-Brad Bloomfield[3]; 6. 06-Jordan VanHall[10]; 7. 7-Brent Colby[1]; 8. (DNF) 20-Dwayne Malott[9]; 9. (DNF) 43-Cody VanDeWynckel[8]; 10. (DNF) 33-Topher Fidler[6]

B-Main [Started] 10 laps – NT
1. 82-Ken Winfield[1]; 2. 43-Cody VanDeWynckel[9]; 3. 38D-Doris Lajeunesse[5]; 4. 557-Elliot Wilton[2]; 5. 49-Brett Hope[8]; 6. 7-Brent Colby[3]; 7. 28K-Tate O’Leary[7]; 8. 52-Rick Cedar[10]; 9. (DNF) 29-Ryan Bonner[4]; 10. (DNS) 20-Dwayne Malott; 11. (DNS) 33-Topher Fidler

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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (31 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – NT
1. 49-Dave Bailey[18]; 2. 23-Trevor DeBoer[14]; 3. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[19]; 4. 97-Ron Loggie[7]; 5. 19-Kyle Wert[21]; 6. 79-Christopher Hale[12]; 7. 53-Logan Shwedyk[4]; 8. 93K-Mike Klazinga[9]; 9. 55-Mike Thorne[3]; 10. 28-Jim Lampman[15]; 11. 13-Kacey Huffman[1]; 12. 11-Gofast Teeple[2]; 13. 37-Robert Hoskins[17]; 14. 93-Melissa Miller[22]; 15. 75-Ryan Berry[24]; 16. 25-Ken Sargent[6]; 17. 43-Kyle Andress[26]; 18. 135-Brian General[25]; 19. (DNF) 28D-Donny Lampman[13]; 20. (DNF) 41-Adam Plazek[8]; 21. (DNF) 427-Tim Phalen[5]; 22. (DNF) 3-Devon Bacher[11]; 23. (DNF) 93F-Calvin Fox[23]; 24. (DNF) 36-Alan Reaume[20]; 25. (DNF) 48-Nate Claus[27]; 26. (DNF) 24K-Kai Bomberry[28]; 27. (DNF) 17-Frank Turkey[10]; 28. (DNF) 32-Mark Fawcett[16]
Hard Charger – Dave Bailey + 17

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 97-Ron Loggie[10]; 2. 11-Gofast Teeple[3]; 3. 25-Ken Sargent[7]; 4. 13-Kacey Huffman[1]; 5. 53-Logan Shwedyk[5]; 6. 427-Tim Phalen[6]; 7. 55-Mike Thorne[4]; 8. 19-Kyle Wert[11]; 9. 43-Kyle Andress[2]; 10. 75-Ryan Berry[9]; 11. 93-Melissa Miller[8]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:49.274
1. 79-Christopher Hale[7]; 2. 23-Trevor DeBoer[9]; 3. 28D-Donny Lampman[8]; 4. 41-Adam Plazek[1]; 5. 3-Devon Bacher[6]; 6. 93K-Mike Klazinga[2]; 7. 17-Frank Turkey[4]; 8. 135-Brian General[3]; 9. (DNF) 76-Jamie Goudge[5]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 49-Dave Bailey[4]; 2. 84RK-Ryan Beagle[5]; 3. 28-Jim Lampman[1]; 4. 32-Mark Fawcett[2]; 5. 36-Alan Reaume[7]; 6. 37-Robert Hoskins[3]; 7. 48-Nate Claus[10]; 8. 24K-Kai Bomberry[9]; 9. (DNF) 5G-Darcy Grant[11]; 10. (DNF) 17W-Travis Whittal[8]; 11. (DNF) 93F-Calvin Fox[6]

B-Main [Started] 8 laps – 2:42.932
1. 19-Kyle Wert[4]; 2. 93-Melissa Miller[2]; 3. 93F-Calvin Fox[9]; 4. 75-Ryan Berry[3]; 5. 135-Brian General[5]; 6. 43-Kyle Andress[1]; 7. 24K-Kai Bomberry[10]; 8. 5G-Darcy Grant[7]; 9. (DNS) 17W-Travis Whittal; 10. (DNS) 76-Jamie Goudge

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#OHS2022 Season
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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Racing at Ohsweken Speedway is made possible with support from the following partners: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH & O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Ohsweken Speedway Racesource, Halifax Thunderbirds, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Strickland’s GMC, Club 54 Racing, Oakwood Transport, and Safety-Kleen.

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