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Annual Drivers Night Huge Hit At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer – Meet the Drivers Night was the highlight as five divisions were on hand on another great night for racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway Saturday. Always a night that racers and fans alike mark on their calendars and once again had a great turnout.

Double heats were on the schedule and heat wins were as follows. Pure Stocks winnerswere Shawn Taylor and Danny Shantz. Mini Stocks winners were Hudson Nagy, Scott Simmons, Mark Klotz and Russ Aicken. Thunder Car wins went to, Dave Bailey, Shawn Arnott, Shawn Chenoweth and Brad Collison. Pro 4 Modified winners were Bill Pearsall and Dan Nanticoke while Late Model qualifying races were won by Dale Shaw and Shawn Chenoweth.

That closed out qualifying heats and the cars and drivers took to the track ready to greet the fans. Many drivers had “hero” cards and treats and goodies for awaiting fans. The track was packed with wall to wall people, young and old, everyone had a great time. Thanks to all the drivers who had giveaways for the fans like the teams of Mark DaSilva, Dale Shaw, London Recreational Racing and Bennett Chevrolet Cambridge.

Feature racing got underway with the Pure Stocks up first. Wayde Thorne and Shawn Taylor led the field to green and Taylor broke away from the pack and built up a big lead. Danny Shantz, last years Pure Stock champion was out for his first night behind the wheel taking over from son Josh who won last weeks feature. Shantz, who started at the back of the pack made his way to second place by lap four. As the race continued he closed the gap on Taylor and with a few laps to go he was on his bumper. Try as he may, Shantz just wasn’t able to get by and some lapped traffic sealed his fate on the last lap as Taylor picked up his second feature win of the season.

Mark Dennis and Hudson Nagy were up front for the start of the 25 lap feature for the Mini Stocks. Nagy, who won a heat earlier in the night, has been showing lots of promise in his rookie season. He led the first five laps until the veteran Russ Aicken managed to get by and took over the lead. Mike Holmes was glued to Aiken’s bumper for several laps until a pass in turn four on lap 12 put Holmes out front. A caution one lap later tightened the field. Holmes manged to hold the lead through several cautions and held off the London Recreation #71 car of Aiken and picked up his third feature victory of 2014.

Thunder Cars took the track for their 25 lap main event. Linda Stenhouse and Mitch Miljanovic were up front and three cars got involved in a mix up in turn 3-4 bringing out the caution and a complete restart. Miljanovic, in his second year of racing in the Thunder Car division has really come on strong of late and showed it as he held off a hard charging field, leading the first ten laps. Dave Bailey was battling Miljanovic hard and was looking to get past to take the lead. Persistence paid off for Bailey as he got around and led the next six laps, looking for his first feature victory in this, his “rookie” season in the Thunder Car division at Flamboro Speedway. Bailey of course is no rookie as he is a multi time Mini Stock points champion. Debris on the track brought out a caution on lap 17 and that tightened the field. On the restart, Mark Burbridge managed to get by Bailey and held him off to take the checkered flag.

Dan Petit and Dan Nanticoke were on the pole for the Pro 4 Modified feature event. Petit shot out to an early lead but by lap five retired to the infield with mechanical problems. Nanticoke has been really coming on strong of late and looked strong but he seemed to be having some handling issues as the race progressed. His car was pushing him high in the corners and on the last lap that was all the #8 of Craig Shaver needed and got by in turn two and picked up the feature win.

The last race of the night was for the Late Models. Rick Burbridge and Nick Roth led the cars. Shawn Chenoweth continued his stellar racing and took the lead early. Dale Shaw, last weeks feature winner was letting Chenoweth off easy as the two battled hard for 25 laps but Chenoweth emerged the victor as the checker flag flew.

That wrapped up another exciting night of racing. Please make plans to join us next week, June 14th for the first leg of the Annual Grisdale Triple Crown tournament. This series is always one of the highlights of the Late Model racing season in the province. The second race takes place July 5th with the champion being crowned in the third and final race of the series on August 16th. The Late Models will be joined by the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Ray s Towing & Recovery Thunder Cars and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Admission prices for the grandstands are as follows. Adult $20.00, Senior & Student $17.00, Children (12 and under) $5.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 children) $45.00. HST EXTRA. Admission price to the Pits is $35.00 for non members, Members (with pit pass) $30.00 HST is included. ($25.00 member pit pass entitles you to $5.00 discount and applies to all 2014 events including specials) NEW Pit Memberships will be available at Pit Gates. Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule and updated point standings for all divisions.

Official Results

Pure Stock Heat #1 : #76 Shawn Taylor, #6 Wayde Thorne, #70 Danny Shantz (J), #32 Gillian Hils, #07 Michael Kenny, #00 Bill Rutherford, #57 Chris Longthorne, #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn (DNF), #3 Andrew Sterling (DNF), #7 Matt Young

Pure Stock Heat #2 : #70 Danny Shantz, #76 Shawn Taylor, #7 Matt Young (P-7th place), #3 Andrew Sterling, #07 Michael Kenny, #00 Bill Rutherford, #6 Wayde Thorne (DNF), #32 Gillian Hils (DNF), #57 Chris Longthorne (DQ), #14 Elijah Hawrylyshyn (DNS)

Pure Stock Feature : #76 Shawn Taylor, #70 Danny Shantz, #6 Wayde Thorne, #7 Matt Young (DQ), #32 Gillian Hils, #07 Michael Kenny, #3 Andrew Sterling, #00 Bill Rutherford

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #36 Hudson Nagy, #26 Mark Klotz, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #2 Mark Dennis, #01 Mark DaSilva, #05 Dave Goodacre, #62 Ashley Holmes, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #97 Blair Wickett (DNF)

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #44 Scott Simmons, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #12 Darren Dryden, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Andrew Sterling, #08 Chantell Kempijan

Mini Stock Heat #3 : #26 Mark Klotz, #01 Mark DaSilva, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy (J), #2 Mark Dennis, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew

Mini Stock Heat #4 : #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #12 Darren Dryden, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Andrew Sterling, #08 Chantell Kempijan

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #71 Russ Aicken, #26 Mark Klotz, #44 Scott Simmons, #12 Darren Dryden, #97 Blair Wickett, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #24 Tyler Mayhew, #5 Ken Stenhouse (DNF), #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (DNF), #2 Mark Dennis (DNF), #03 Andrew Sterling (DNF), #08 Chantell Kempijan (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #1 : #49 Dave Bailey, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #37 Jeff Bean, #7 Bobby Mercer, #33 Mike Gilmour (P), #89 Shawn Chenoweth (P), #14 Rob Istead (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #2 : #76 Shawn Arnott, #31 Kevin Gallant, #02 Mark Burbridge, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #27 Kevin Albers, #01 Wayne Phillips (DNS)

Thunder Car Heat #3 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #14 Rob Istead, #77 Mitch Miljanovic, #7 Bobby Mercer, #37 Jeff Bean, #5 Linda Stenhouse (J), #33 Mike Gilmour (DNF)

Thunder Car Heat #4 : #13 Brad Collison, #31 Kevin Gallant, #02 Mark Burbridge, #8 Steve Perry, #76 Shawn Arnott, #27 Kevin Albers, #01 Wayne Phillips (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature : #02 Mark Burbridge, #49 Dave Bailey, #31 Kevin Gallant, #76 Shawn Arnott, #7 Bobby Mercer, #13 Brad Collison, #8 Steve Perry, #14 Rob Istead, #33 Mike Gilmour, #77 Mitch Miljanovic (P), #27 Kevin Albers, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #37 Jeff Bean, #01 Wayne Phillips, #89 Shawn Chenoweth (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #1 : #38 Bill Pearsall, #8 Craig Shaver, #91 Robert Mercer, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #68 Aaron Turkey, #23 Linc Erison, #93 Dan Petit, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #24 Josh Lassaline (DNF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat #2 : #15 Dan Nanticoke, #91 Robert Mercer, #8 Craig Shaver, #68 Aaron Turkey, #93 Dan Petit, #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF), #9 Brian Nanticoke (DNF), #23 Linc Erison (DNS), #24 Josh Lassaline (DNS)

Pro 4 Modified Feature : #8 Craig Shaver, #15 Dan Nanticoke, #91 Robert Mercer, #38 Bill Pearsall (DNF), #9 Brian Nanticoke (DNF), #93 Dan Petit (DNF), #68 Aaron Turkey (DNS), #23 Linc Erison (DNS), #24 Josh Lassaline (DNS)

Late Model Heat #1 : #83 Dale Shaw, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #2 Rick Burbridge, #17 Nick Roth, #15 Matt Lockwood, #61 Brent Wheller

Late Model Heat #2 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #17 Nick Roth, #83 Dale Shaw, #61 Brent Wheller, #2 Rick Burbridge, #15 Matt Lockwood

Late Model Feature : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #83 Dale Shaw, #2 Rick Burbridge, #15 Matt Lockwood, #61 Brent Wheller, #17 Nick Roth (DNF)

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