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Phil Potts Suffers First DNF of the Season With Driveline Issues
Team Pro Late Model through turn three at Brighton Speedway. (Photo by Rod Henderson/ 
BRIGHTON, Ont. – July 24, 2017 – A top-five run turned into the first DNF of the season for Phil Potts and the Fowl Mood Race Team last Saturday night at Brighton Speedway. Potts had a top-five run going in the main event and the car was beginning to hit its stride.
“As is typical with the way my car is, at lap 23 it was heading for the moon,” Potts explained. “It was really coming in. We got a caution on lap 25 and I was running fifth-place. I was probably a top-three car, maybe a top-two because I was running the high side and a lot of guys were on the bottom.”
Potts didn’t get the chance to see how well his car stacked up, though. Instead, a broken transmission off the restart ended his night and took away what would have been seventh top-five finish in 10 starts this season.
“We re-fired on the restart, I hit the gas and it just went bang,” Potts described. “The yoke broke off the back of the transmission and the driveshaft came around and wacked the tin kit, wacked my leg. It didn’t hurt me and didn’t come through the tin kit, it just bent it in.”
To add insult to injury, point leader Charlie Sandercock was also suffering from mechanical problems, which presented Potts the opportunity to make-up some ground in the championship standings.
“We were going to have a decent points night and my goal was to finish in the top three,” Potts said. “This happened a couple of years ago when we were chasing Charlie. It seemed anytime he broke, we broke too.”
However, with two months left in the season, Potts isn’t discouraged. Instead, with the help of his team, he’ll continue to prepare for each week with the same method that led them to the 2016 track championship.
“We’re just happy the car was better than the week before,” Potts said. “We’re going to make some adjustments on it this week and we’ll make it better again. You can’t hold your head down. There’s nothing you can do about a part failure. It happens in NASCAR too. Multi-million dollar teams have part failures.”
Potts was quick to credit his crew for their resiliency on a tough night.
“I have to thank my crew because they never get down,” Potts said. “They know you can’t do anything about part failures.”
Potts has already ordered the replacement parts to get the Vanderlaan Building Products/Brighton Recycling No.29 back on the racetrack. He’ll do so when Brighton Speedway resumes competition on Saturday July 29. Race time is 7:00pm. For additional event information, visit
Phil Potts – 10 Starts: 1 Win, 6 Top-5s, 8 Top-10s
Twitter: @FowlMoodRacing.

The Fowl Mood Race Team’s 2017 season is supported by several dedicated corporate sponsors, including Vanderlaan Building Products, Brighton Recycling, Indewey Excavating, Bay Marine, Orange Motorsports, On Time Body and Graphic, Crow Design, Bill’s Johns, K-D Transmission, Image Factor Media and Clayton Johns Media.
Tyler Hawn Battles to Sixth-Place Finish at Kawartha
Tyler Hawn races through turn four during OSCAAR Super Late Model action at Kawartha Speedway on Friday, July 21. (Photo by Dan Little Jr.). 
ORO STATION, Ont. – July 24, 2017 – Tyler Hawn returned to OSCAAR Super Late Model and OSCAAR Modified action on Friday night at Kawartha Speedway. Hawn turned in a pair of strong performances with a sixth-place finish in Super Late Model competition and a runner-up result in his No.2h Hot Rod.
Hawn finished third in his Hot Rod qualifying heat before driving to a second-place finish in the Feature. In four Hot Rod Series starts, Hawn now has two wins and two second-place finishes.
“That car is just an amazing car,” Hawn said. “It’s a bit tight, but I don’t think we really need to do much to it because we’re fast. All of the hard work really pays off with this car. It’s just really fun to drive.”
In Super Late Model action, Hawn also raced to a third-place finish in his 12-lap qualifying heat. In the 50-lap main event, Hawn ran as high as fourth before settling into fifth. With five laps to go, Hawn slipped to sixth after a hard fought battle with Derrick Tiemersma just in front of the race leaders.
“I got the move over flag (because the leaders were coming),” Hawn explained. “I heard Derrick and I thought it was the leaders. Coming out of the corner, he just gave me a shot. It was nothing intentional; it was just a racing thing. He just wiggled me and got past me. BY that point in the race, the car was so tight, I’m surprised he didn’t pass me earlier.”
While Hawn was not unhappy with the sixth-place result, he is obviously still searching for ways to improve on the finish and regain the speed he showed throughout the 2016 season.
“In the Super we’re fighting a lot of gremlins right now,” Hawn said. “The car is there, but it just gets really tight on the long runs. It’s nothing that we would have ever expected. We’re slowly tracing back our steps. Maybe we’ve pushed it too far and we have to backup. We’re going to go back to the drawing board again and check all out suspension components like we always do. Maybe we just need to go a little more depth.”
Hawn lacked confidence on the larger tracks OSCAAR visits, like Kawartha, Delaware and Jukasa speedways, he admitted. After a handful of races on the longer configurations, Hawn believes he’s making strides in the right direction.
“I’m gaining a lot more confidence,” Hawn said. “I grew up a Barrie Speedway guy on the short, bullring tracks. These bigger tracks, like Kawartha and Jukasa, I have to figure it out, but I have a little more confidence and I’m getting more comfortable.”
So much so that Hawn is actually looking forward to a 2018 return trip to Kawartha Speedway.
“I really do like this place. This place is really fun with lots of space, lots of speed and very smooth,” Hawn beamed. “The pit area is nice. There’s no dirt. If you have to work under the car, you’re not laying in gravel. It’s really nice and I think we need to have more races here.”
Despite the struggles for his Hawn Motorsports team, Hawn was quick to credit his sponsors and crew for their hard work and support to prepare the pair of Fox’s Bakery / TSS Top Shops / Watson’s Garage No.2h cars.
“I have to thank all my guys,” Hawn said. “We work endless hours and long days at the track. We all have a lot of fun. Even though it gets frustrating, we still leave here with a smile on our face.”
Hawn will next be in action at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, July 29 for the Don Biederman Memorial. Race time is 6:00pm. For additional information, including ticket pricing and a full schedule of events, please visit
Super Late Model – 7 Starts: 0 Wins, 5 Top-5s, 7 Top-10s
Hot Rod - 4 Stars: 2 Wins, 4 Top-5s, 4 Top-10s
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Kyle Larson, Holly Porter, Ryan Beagle and Joel Dick Win
Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals at Ohsweken
By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 24, 2017 – An impressive 117 cars singed in across four divisions to compete in Ohsweken Speedway’s Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals, including 31 cars in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car field which featured NASCAR star Kyle Larson.

When the checkered flag waved, it was Larson who claimed the win after a spectacular duel with Parker Price-Miller. Holly Porter scored a $1000 victory in the Ackland Insurance Clash of the Crates for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Ryan Beagle scored his first ever Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks win in the 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial and Joel Dick completed the sweep of UMP Modified competition at Ohsweken in 2017 with his second win of the year.

All Crate Sprint Car and Thunder Stock drivers in attendance were entered into a draw to win a new GMC 602 Crate Motor courtesy of Strickland’s GMC in Brantford. Thunder Stock driver Jay Liverance was the lucky winner. 
NASCAR star Kyle Larson won from the pole, but had to overcome a very fast Parker Price-Miller to do so. (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media).   
Kyle Larson started on the front row with Mitch Brown for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car main event. Many had Larson, an Elk Grove, Calif. native pegged to lead flag-to-flag, but Brown quickly changed the conversation when he led the opening lap.

Third-starting Parker Price-Miller of Kokomo, Ind. quickly made it a three-car battle for the lead while Larson retook the point on lap two. Price-Miller drove low into turn one and slid up in front of Larson in turn two to take the lead only to have Larson turn back underneath and lead on corner exit. Price-Miller didn’t make the same mistake twice as he executed a slidejob in turn four to take the lap three lead.

“I knew he’d be good,” Larson said of Price-Miller in Victory Lane. “I’ve watched videos of him and he’s been really good here. His car had a lot of grip all night. I knew he’d be the one I’d have to beat. He got to the lead really quick and was ripping really hard up top.”

From there, the dynamic top two pulled away from the rest of the field and worked into traffic by lap seven. On lap nine, both cars were caught behind slower traffic and had to alter their preferred lines. Price-Miller ran the top wherever possible, while Larson stumbled upon a fast bottom lane.

“ It started getting really slick and slow off four and I actually made a mistake on the backstretch and ran the bottom on accident because I almost clipped the wall,” Larson said. “I gained time on him so I was like ‘okay, we can run down there’. Once we got to traffic I was able to work it and get by him on the bottom.”

Larson made what ultimately turned out to be the winning pass in traffic when he returned the slidejob in turn two and took the lead from Price-Miller for good. He was able to pull away on lap 16 when Price-Miller missed his entry into turn three in the top groove, but the lapped traffic forced Larson to remain sharp.

Larson took the white flag out in front of the field and raced down the backstretch to the checkered flag, but the caution waved for the first time before he could claim the win when Tom Huppunen spun at the top of turn three. A one-lap dash settled the finish and Larson ran the top perfectly to claim the win.

“It’s an awesome racetrack,” Larson said. “This is one of the most fun tracks I’ve been to. It’s super slick, technical. The moisture was basically off the track, so you had to find that. I had a lot of fun racing with Parker.”

Price-Miller, the reigning Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner after his victory last September, was happy with his second-place finish but was clear he aspired to beat the NASCAR star. Price-Miller returned to action in the Hill’s Racing No.67x after he was involved in a wreck on Friday night where he suffered a minor injury to his wrist.

“I really wanted that one just because Kyle’s the best there is out there and it would be really cool to beat him,” Price-Miller said. “My guys gave me a great car and they fixed a lot of stuff from Friday night. I’m still a little soar and my arm kind of gets banged up racing, but you don’t think about it. It’s still a good night, but I like to win. We’re always good at Ohsweken, so we’ll try again tomorrow with the 410.”

On the final lap, the battle for third shook up the finish. Brewerton, NY driver and current Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint point leader Jason Barney restarted in third, but was involved in contact with Dylan Westbrook in turn one. Barney suffered a flat tire and damaged wheel, but limped the car to a ninth-place finish.

Westbrook was able to avoid serious contact and finished third. With the third-place finish, the Scotland, Ont. teenager’s six-race win streak at Ohsweken was snapped.

“I’m not sure if he caught the wall first or if he slowed down real quick and I couldn’t get on the brakes quick enough to get around him,” Westbrook said of the last lap collision. “It kind of sucks. I think he probably would have beat us, but it’s still good to come home in third.”

Westbrook is now set to make his first start with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Wednesday night.
“I’m really excited. It’s going to be my first time ever in a 410,” Westbrook said. “It’s going to be a really cool experience, so we’ll have some fun with it and hope for the best.”

Brown finished in fourth while Bradford, Pa’s Jared Zimbardi rounded out the top-five. Ryan Susice was the Hard Charger of the race. He advanced from the dead last starting position, 24th, to finish 6th.

Larson, Price-Miller, Danny Lasoski of Dover, Mo. and Ryan Coniam of Denver, Co. earned heat race wins and Max Johnston of Sydney, Australia won the B-Main. 
Holly Porter of Delhi, Ont. was fast all night and earned a $1000 payday with her win in the Ackland Insurance Clash of the Crates for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).   
The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars faced a unique, special event format for the Ackland Insurance Clash of the Crates. The field was split into two groups and Timed Hot Laps set the field for twin 15-lap Features. The top-four finishers in each Feature qualified to the 8-lap, $1000-to-win Clash of the Crates. Shone Evans and Holly Porter set fast times in their respective groups to gain the pair of pole starting positions.

In the first Feature, Evans grabbed the early lead despite a trio of early cautions. When the race hit full speed, Evans stayed up front until Mack DeMan took the lead off a lap seven restart. DeMan pulled away to half straightaway lead until the caution waved on the final lap. DeMan was perfect again on the restart to claim the win over Evans, Ryan Hunsinger and Jesse McDonald.

The second Feature brought a thrilling battle up front between Porter and second-starting Mike Thorne. The two drivers raced side-by-side, exchanging the lead several times, until lap 11 when Porter was forced to brake behind a car about to be lapped. Thorne was able to pull away by eight car lengths to drive off to the win ahead of Porter, Michael Summer of Warsaw, Ind. and 15-year-old rookie Josh Hansen of Beamsville, Ont.

The eight-driver Clash of the Crates rolled on to the track before the main event for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. Thorne grabbed the lead from the pole, but DeMan attempted a slidejob in the opening corner to try and take over the point. Thorne evaded the action to lead the opening lap before Porter got by both driver to take the lead on lap two. At the halfway mark, Porter had gained a half straightaway advantage and maintained it to the finish to score the $1000 payday ahead of DeMan, Hunsinger, Thorn and McDonald. 
Ryan Beagle won his first career Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature in the prestigious Brock Leonard Memorial. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).   
The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks ran their longest and most prestigious race of the season in the Brock Leonard Memorial. The race also saw several out of town drivers in attendance for the race, which doubled as the first round of the Duel on the Dirt series.

Third-starting Ryan Dinning drove to the lead on the opening lap after Dave Bailey and Jay Liverance had brought the field to the green flag. Liverance battled early for second with Frankie Turkey Jr. until Turkey’s car broke on lap 10 to bring out the first caution.

On the restart, Ryan Beagle battled door-to-door with Dinning for the point position and eventually wrestled it away on lap 17 and cleared Dinning one lap later. A lap 18 caution slowed the race again and allowed Dave Small to make his move forward.

Over the next 32 laps, including on a lap 36 restart, Beagle continuously fought off Small’s challenges which routinely saw him try to cross lanes behind Beagle, who was married to the bottom lane. With six laps to go, Small’s move nearly worked when Beagle slipped half a groove in turn four, but the young driver recovered in turn one to break Small’s momentum and hold the lead.

It proved to be the difference as Beagle drove his first career Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock victory over Small, Dinning, Ken Sargent and Christopher Hale. Dereck Lemyre, Dinning, and Bailey won qualifying heats. Jason Fontaine won the B-Main. 
Mini Stock photo caption. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).   
The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds were back at Ohsweken for their second visit of the year. The field was composed entirely of drivers who race primarily at South Buxton Raceway located in Merlin, Ont. After Joel Dick of Leamington, Ont. and Joe Brosseau of Merlin, Ont. won qualifying heats, the two drivers lined-up on the front row for the 20-lap main event.

Dick got an excellent jump off the initial start and left Brosseau to battle Tim Richardson of Comber, Ont. for second. A pair of cautions on laps five and seven were the only thing that slowed or challenged Dick as the veteran driver dominated the main event. Dick had no issues navigating through slower traffic over the final five laps and drove to the win by over six seconds to complete the sweep of UMP Modified events at Ohsweken in 2017.

Brosseau earned a hard-fought runner-up spot ahead of Blenheim, Ont.’s Brian Speelman. Richardson and JJ Beaulieu of Chatham, Ont. rounded out the top-five. 
Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Tuesday, July 25 for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. The DIRTcar Sportsman tour Western Region will also be in attendance along with the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm, with hot laps and time trials taking place beforehand. For a full schedule of events, visit Excellent seats are still available at
July 24, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals
Total Entries – 117

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (31 entries)

A-Feature (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 57 Kyle Larson (1); 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller (3); 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9); 4. 10 Mitch Brown (2); 5. 35 Jared Zimabrdi (7); 6. 18 Ryan Susice (24); 7. 98 Joe Trenca (15); 8. 14h Jim Huppunen (6); 9. 87 Jason Barney (5); 10. 5w Ryan Coniam (4); 11. 3r Shane Ross (22); 12. 91 Ryan Turner (17); 13. 0 Max Johnston (21); 14. 01k Mikey Kruchka (12); 15. 67c Steve Collins (23); 16. 17x Dain Naida (10); 17. 77x Alex Hill (19); 18. 27z Stan Zanchin (18); 19. 21 Tom Huppunen (13); 20. 1-10 Jake Brown (20); 21. 9 Steve Lyons (16); 22. 38 Tyler Hendricks (14); 23. 49 Scott Kreutter (11); 24. 49x Danny Lasoski (8). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown 1; Kyle Larson 2, 16-25; Parker Price-Miller 3-15; Hard Charger – Ryan Susice (+18 – 24th to 6th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:03.088)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 57 Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (1); 2. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh, MI (2); 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON (5); 4. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton, NY (8); 5. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations, ON (3); 6. 0 Max Johnston, Sydney, NSW, AUS (4); 7. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford, ON (6); 8. 18 Ryan Susice, Ransomville, NY (7).

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 2:07.603)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49x Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (4); 2. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY (2); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (7); 4. 35 Jared Zimbardi, Bradford, PA (8); 5. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (3); 6. 18h Brad Herron, Burford, ON (1); 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (6); 8. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON (5)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time: 2:12.244)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 5w Ryan Coniam, Denver, CO (2); 2. 21 Tom Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (1); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (3); 4. 98 Joe Trenca, Clay, NY (4); 5. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (5); 6. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast, NY (8); 7. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (6); 8. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (7).

Burger Barn Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Time: 2:07.009)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (4); 2. 01K Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (2); 3. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (7); 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (1); 5. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON (5); 6. 15 Mike Ferrell, London, ON (3); 7. DNS 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (6)

B-Feature (10 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Max Johnston (6); 2. 3r Shane Ross (9); 3. 67c Steve Collins (1); 4. 18 Ryan Susice (12); 5. 97 Cory Turner (13); 6. 00 Dane Lorenc (11); 7. 11 Jamie Turner (10); 8. 90 Travis Cunningham (14); 9. 18h Brad Herron (8); 10. 15 Mike Ferrell (7); 11. DNS 2w Lee Winger (15)
Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Danny Lasoski
Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (31 entries)

Ackland Insurance Clash of the Crates (8 laps – Time: 2:25.718)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (4); 2. 4 Mack Deman (1); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (5); 4. 55 Mike Thorne (2); 5. 88 Jesse McDonald (7); 6. 18s Michael Summers (6); 7. 87x Shone Evans (3); 8. 88h Josh Hansen (8).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (2); 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (1); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (4); 4. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (9); 5. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (3); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (6); 7. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (5); 8. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (7); 9. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (13); 10. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (16); 11. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (10); 12. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (12); 13. 3x Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, ON (8); 14. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (14); 15. 52s Jake Sheridan, Mount Brydges, ON (11); 16. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (15).

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (2); 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (1); 3. 18s Michael Summers, Warsaw, IN (5); 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (9); 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (7); 6. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (4); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (3); 8. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (6); 9. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (13); 10. 26 John Verney, Salmon Arm, BC (14); 11. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (12); 12. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (10); 13. 7 Caleb Wood, Komoka, ON (11); 14. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (8); 15. DNS 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (15).

Timed Hot Laps – Group A (Top-5): 1. 87x Shone Evans, 15.376; 2. 4 Mack DeMan, 15.390; 3. 52 Jesse Costa, 15.457; 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, 15.553; 5. 18 Josh Shantz, 15.691

Timed Hot Laps – Group B (Top-5): 1. 1 Holly Porter, 15.484; 2. 55 Mike Thorne, 15.843; 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, 15.997; 4. 6m Eric McGlone, 16.015; 5. 18s Michael Summers, 16.046

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Shone Evans
Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (38 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 84rk Ryan Beagle (6); 2. 7x Dave Small (14); 3. 8 Ryan Dinning (3); 4. 25 Ken Sargent (5); 5. 79 Christopher Hale (16); 6. X Billy Bleich Jr. (7); 7. 72 Doug Anderson (13); 8. 56 Dereck Lemyre (9); 9. 1j Jason Fontaine (19); 10. 17 Rob Disher Sr. (17); 11. 49 Dave Bailey (1); 12. 40 Jay Liverance (2); 13. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (4); 14. 93 Melissa Miller (23); 15. 37h Rob Hoskins (20); 16. 47x Kyle Pelrine (18); 17. 77 Brett Rodwell (24); 18. 23 Trevor DeBoer (11); 19. 90 Vince Fargnoli (22); 20. 96 Steve Shaw (21); 21. 53 Logan Shwedyk (12); 22. 28 Jim Lampman (10); 23. 7 Jason Lungaro (15); 24. 71 Frank Turkey Jr. (8). A-Feature Lap Leaders –.Ryan Dinning 1-16, Ryan Beagle 17-50; Hard Charger – Dave Small (+12 – 14th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:48.696)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (3); 2. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (2); 4. X Bill Bleich Jr, Port Robinson, ON (5); 5. 72 Doug Anderson, Trenton, ON (7); 6. 79 Christopher Hale, Guelph, ON (9); 7. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON (8); 8. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON (10); 9. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (6); 10. 90 Vince Fargnoli, Niagara Falls, ON (4); 11. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (11); 12. 14d Chris Dorland, Demorestville, ON (12); 13. 11jr Andrew Reece, Welland, ON (13)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (2); 2. 71 Frank Turkey Jr, Ohsweken, ON (10); 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (7); 4. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (4); 5. 7x Dave Small, Port Colborne, ON (3); 6. 17 Rob Disher, Grimsby, ON (1); 7. 1j Jason Fontaine, Port Colborne, ON (12); 8. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (6); 9. 53p Wade Purchase, Demorestville, ON (5); 10. 11 Risi George, Brantford, ON (9); 11. 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON (13); 12. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON (11); 13. 93k Mike Klazinga, Caledonia, ON (8)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time: 2:46.233)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (1); 2. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (6); 3. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON (4); 4. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (8); 5. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (10); 6. 47x Kyle Pelrine, Beamsville, ON (7); 7. 96 Steve Shaw, Chatham, ON (12); 8. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (2); 9. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON (5); 10. 6 Mike Ferguson, Hamilton, ON (9); 11. 211 Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (11); 12. 38 Terry Martin, Ohsweken, ON (3)

B-Feature (8 Laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1j Jason Fontaine (2); 2. 37h Rob Hoskins (5); 3. 96 Steve Shaw (3); 4. 90 Vince Fargnoli (10); 5.  93 Melissa Miller (4); 6. 77 Brett Rodwell (9); 7. 53x Wade Purchase (8); 8. 119 Shaun Quinn (1); 9. 11r Bryce Richardson (7); 10. 93k Mike Klazinga (20); 11. 46 Kevin Pauls (17); 12. 11jr Andrew Reece (19); 13. 1 Chris Dickie (13); 14. 11 Risi George (11); 15. 38 Terry Martin (18); 16. 211 Brian Teeple (15); 17. 911 Nick Liverance (14); 18. 14d Chris Dorland (16); 19. 13 Kacey Huffman (6); 20. DNS 26 Mike Ferguson (12).
UMP Modifieds (17 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 09 Joel Dick (1); 2. 47b Joe Brosseau (2); 3. 22 Brian Speelman (7); 4. 5x Tim Richardson (5); 5. 26 JJ Beaulieu (12); 6. 00 Jim Dale Jr. (15); 7. 5 Gerald Martin (11); 8. 86 Drew Smith (3); 9. 98p Patrick Lajeuness (8); 10. 14 Mario Toniolo (9); 11. 69 Denis Deserrano (10); 12. 36 Eugene Hoekstra (4); 13. 21 Chris Vanderweile (13); 14. 14b Brad Bloomfield (14); 15. 3c Louis Clements (6); 16. 11 Phil Vilaranda (16); 17. DNS 6m Justin Mills (17). A-Feature Lap Leaders: Joel Dick 1-20; Hard Charger: Jim Dale Jr. (+9 – 15th to 6th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 09d Joel Dick, Leamington, ON (8); 2. 86 Drew Smith, Port Lampton, ON (5); 3. 5x Tim Richardson, Comber, ON (2); 4. 22 Brian Speelman, Blenheim, ON (4); 5. 14 Mario Toniolo, Woodslee, ON (6); 6. 5 Gerald Martin, Essex, ON (1); 7. 21 Chris Vanderweile, Retherford, ON (9); 8. 00 Jim Dale Jr., Shrewsbury, ON (7); 9. 6m Justin Mills, Wheatley, ON (3)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47b Joe Brosseau, Merlin, ON (8); 2. 36 Eugene Hoekstra, Belnheim, ON (3); 3. 3c Louis Clements, Chatham, ON (6); 4. 98p Patrick Lajeunesse, Harrown, ON (1); 5. 69 Denis Deserrano, Cottom, ON (7); 6. 26 JJ Beaulieu, Chatham, ON (2); 7. 14b Brad Bloomfield, Cottom, ON (4); 8. 11 Phil Varanda, Chatham, ON (5).
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Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on July 25 featuring Kyle Larson and Danny Lasoski, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

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About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at

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, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.
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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: 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, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.
Flamboro Speedway / Rain Wins Out At Flamboro Speedway
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on July 25, 2017, 09:41:58 AM »
Rain Wins Out At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer for Flamboro Speedway - Light rain fell on and off for most of the day but it cleared in time for racing at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway on Graybar Night. The end grandstand and the turn one tower were both filled and they were hoping for an exciting night of racing action. Thanks to everyone at Graybar, a great supporter of Flamboro Speedway. The Grisdale Late Models were on hand along with the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Super Stocks, the Klotz Auto Repair and Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Pro Four Modifieds the Ontario Pro Challenge and the King of the Hill spectator races at intermission. Also a special attraction, Kevin Gallant vs Brandon McFerran.

The first race of the night was for the Mini Stocks. Kaitlyn Wallace and Russ Aicken sat on the pole and Aicken led lap one. After a rough end to the night last week, Aicken was looking to turn it around. Aicken led Allie Ditner by 41 points going into the night. He built a nice lead by Jake Gilbert was starting to catch Aicken. The two would battle for several laps and at one point were approaching a lapped car. They split, one high and one low and both got a bit squirrely but both managed to keep it straight and raced on. A caution as Erik Dalla Riva was around and a lap later Kaitlyn Wallace  was around out of two and that brought a caution. Tyler Mayhew tried to hit the brakes to avoid and they gave way and he tagged the wall and was off on the hook. On the restart the leaders battled once again, door to door. On the final lap, they battled door to door but as they went through three and four Gilbert got a little lose and Aicken came across the line first. Further back in the pack, a pack of cars were involved in a crash with a few cars as they came out of four, David Gallinger, Dalla Riva and Michael Kenny received some damage. Too bad to see Kenny with the amount of damage he received to the car. After over heating problems Kenny seemed to have the car running good and now the future is uncertain for him he tells me after racing. Gallinger too has had a rough go of late. The winner was Aicken followed by Shawn Taylor who got by Gilbert who got lose, Gilbert third and Rodney Rutherford and Allie Ditner rounding out the top five.

Flamboro Speedway Mini Stocks July 22, 2017
1st feature for the Mini Stocks 

Next out was the first heat race for the Ontario Pro Challenge. Tim Shanahan led lap one but Bryan Stevanus was leader next time past. He built a ten car lead but a caution when Paul Klager got into Dean Pronovost in turn three and that brought the field back to even. On the restart, Ken Lillycrop would be the leader and come across the line first to get the checkered flag.

Flamboro Speedway Pro-Challenge July 22, 2017
1st heat race for the Pro-Challenge 

The Super Stocks feature was up and eleven cars took green. Brandon McFerran lined up along side Carson Nagy to lead the field to green. McFerran was the early leader and built a sizeable lead. This one was clean and a good race, not a lot of rough moments like the past few weeks. McFerran led flag to flag to pick up the win followed by Chris Howse and Kevin Gallant.

Flamboro Speedway Superstocks, July 22, 2017
1st feature race for the Superstocks

The next race was the first Late Model feature and it was very exciting. Hudson Nagy and Kevin Albers were out front and led twelve cars to the green. Nagy led early. Billy Schwartzenberg and Shawn Chenoweth were close behind. On lap seven, Schwartzenberg got by Nagy to take the lead. It lasted one lap as Chenoweth got past and was the new leader. The two battled hard, were into each other banging and crashing and doing what they could to be the leader. They came into lapped traffic. They trailed the lapped car for several laps and through three and four Chenoweth gave the car a hip check to move him out of the way. Chenoweth and Schwartzenberg continued to bump and grind each other and as they came to the finish it was Chenoweth followed by Schwartzenberg and Chad Corcoran. On the cool down lap the top two were looking to spar but cooler heads prevailed.

Flamboro Speedway, Pro Late Models, July 22, 2017
first feature of the Pro Late Models 

The Pro Fours were next and lined up to take the green. Light rain had started to fall and most cars got lose and yellow flew. The cars went to the pits and we took intermission. Kevin Gallant and Brandon McFerran came out on the track for their showdown. Gary Colling read the rules. They had to run, do pushups, run some, more pushups, situps, jumping jacks and some more running. They had to run sideways and McFerran was focused on winning he took off running and the race belonged to Gallant. The older of the two, nice to see him win one for us older guys. McFerran said he would make a meal for Gallant and that would be Kraft dinner. A rematch was mentioned, we'll see how that goes. Make sure you watch the video, good job guys!! Thought Gallant may need some oxygen but he was ok.

Flamboro Speedway, the battle of Kevin Gallant and Brandon McFerran July 22, 2017
fun battle between Kevin and Brandon for the Superstock 31 
Then we would run the King of the Hill. Eleven cars were ready to battle to the last car standing for the $100 prize. As the cars came to the last few, rain began to fall again. A few cars got lose and then one, his first time at a track, hit the brakes and slid into the turn three wall. He was taken off on the hook. The final two cars decided they would run the final, and it was tentative. The VW from Kitchener was the winner. Thanks to all the drivers and to announcer Gary Colling for making it exciting for the fans, riding with drivers, in their trunk and the bed of a truck. The rain began to fall once again, this time heavier. Racing was called as the track was just to wet to continue. The second set of features will be run August 12th. The Ontario Pro Challenge return September 9th. Any fans in the grandstands will be able to use their ticket from tonight to save $5.00 off for August 12th only. For all the details and stories, points and more check the website,

That brought to a close the night of racing. Please make plans to join us next Saturday, July 29th as the OSCAAR series is back in town for the Don Biederman Memorial. See the Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Midgets and the Hot Rod series. They will also be joined by the  Budget Tire Pure Stocks, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets. Pits open at 2pm, front gates at 5pm with racing starting at 6pm.

Thanks to Derek Smith of for the pictures and Ingrid Hartman for the great videos. Check her out on youtube, petalpower51.


Mini Stock Feature #1 : #71 Russ Aicken, #76 Shawn Taylor, #03 Jake Gilbert, #38 Rodney Rutherford, #61 Allie Ditner, #86 Erik Dalla Riva, #45 Kaitlyn Wallace, #72 Rich Schwartzenberg, #7 Matt Young, #05 Karl Sault, #84 David Gallinger, #07 Michael Kenny, #77 Mike Hooper, #24 Tyler Mayhew (NF), #5 Jonathan Ayrton (NF), #79 Kyle Istead (NF)

Ontario Pro Challenge Heat #1 : #00 Ken Lillycrop, #33 Bryan Stevanus, #88 Tim Norris, #16 Rick Seeley, #8 Peter Hattin, #4 Steve Garry, #3 Dean Pronovost, #14 Tim Shanahan, #5 Paul Klager, #68 Mike Johnston, #37 Larry Majuery

Super Stock Feature #1 : #31x Brandon McFerran, #55 Chris Howse, #31 Kevin Gallant, #13 Brad Collison, #63 Carson Nagy, #73 Nick Troback, #76 Shawn Arnott, #38 Bobby Mercer, #44 Brian Pescetti, #97 Austin Penney, #92 A.J. Miller (NS)

Late Model Feature #1 : #89c Shawn Chenoweth, #86x Billy Schwartzenberg, #50 Chad Corcoran, #97 Blair Wickett, #27 Kevin Albers, #02 Mark Burbridge, #63 Hudson Nagy, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #36 Gary Elliott, #14 Keith Temple, #41 Steve Adams, #38 Bill Pearsall (NF)
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Nationwide Series / TriStar Team Owner Mark Smith Passes Away
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on July 25, 2017, 07:04:11 AM »
TriStar Team Owner Mark Smith Passes Away

TriStar Motorsports team owner Mark Smith passed away peacefully in his home on July 22, 2017 surrounded by loved ones after a long and private battle with cancer.
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Bryan Mercer Takes Another 2nd Place Finish Away From Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Winning is important, but consistency is a key component of weekly racing success. In the highly competitive Organics & Glass Late Model division at Peterborough Speedway, Port Hope, Ontario’s Bryan Mercer scored his second straight 2nd place finish Saturday, July 22nd.


After winning the night’s first qualifying heat and finishing 6th in the next round, the 44 year-old second generation racer took the main event green flag from outside of the front row. Looking for a spot in the preferred lower line of the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval, Mercer relied on a little help from his spotter to help him settle into 3rd spot in the running order. From there, he found his rhythm and ran some comfortable laps while looking for a chance to move closer to the front of the field.


“You have to be careful to not push the car too hard to chase a spot that isn’t really within your reach,” Bryan Mercer said. “We dropped back a little as the leader pulled away, but in a 30-lap feature there are bound to be some yellow flags. They’ll help bring the field closer together and give a driver the chance to put together a new game plan.”


The caution he was looking for – the only one of the race – came on lap 20 and brought the frontrunners back in touch with the leader. On the restart, Mercer lined-up directly behind the first-place car, but more importantly, on the preferred inside line. The feature race had become a 10-lap shootout and the #81 machine was in contention for the win.


In the final stages, Bryan Mercer stayed close to the leader and kept looking for an opening. As the pack was running the final lap, a door opened coming off the second turn, but as quickly as the opportunity presented itself, it was gone. Second place was as good as his night would get, but the driver looked at the big picture after the event.


“We started the night about a dozen points behind the first-place car in the overall standings and finished a couple of spots ahead in the main event. We’re gaining ground week-by-week and that’s what its all about.”


For the 2017 season, Bryan Mercer’s program is supported by Sine’s Flooring, Durmach Tooling, Beyond Signs & Design, Cressman Tree Service, Glass One Autoglass, Facility Services, National Shunt Services, MASS Environmental, Everwood Property Maintenance, Murray O’Brien – Re/Max, Eric’s Auto Body and Pioneer Gas Bar – Port Hope. Clarke Motorsports Communications provides media and public relations services for the #81 Late Model team.


Bryan Mercer returns to action Saturday, July 29th at Peterborough Speedway. Follow the team behind the scenes and at the track by liking the Mercer Motorsports page at

Port Hope, Ontario’s Bryan Mercer (#81) continued his string of strong showings with a 2nd place finish in the Organics & Glass Late Model feature – Saturday, July 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.
Brad Stevenson Rolls to his Second OMRS Win of 2017 at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


From the first green flag of the season, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – has earned its place in the provincial motorsports record books. In the first 5 event on this year’s schedule, a handful of drivers scored the first career feature race win. That changed Saturday, July 15th when Mark Gordon became the first repeat winner and Saturday, July 22nd, Brad Stevenson picked-up his second win of 2017 and the second of his career during a series stop at Peterborough Speedway.


Randy Hollingsworth and Duane Cinnamon brought the field of 14 starters to the green flag for the 25 lap ‘A’ main. From his outside front row position, Cinnamon rolled out to a strong advantage over former champion Rob Warnes, who slipped into the runner-up spot. There has long been a saying in racing that a car will run its best laps just before a mechanical failure and that adage proved itself to be true on the 6th lap, when Warnes slammed the 3rd turn retaining wall, leaving a trail of fluids in his wake. The wreck also collected Connor James. Each driver was shaken-up as a result of the incident, but otherwise unhurt.


Cinnamon continued to lead after the restart and looked to be on the way to his second win. The driver of the #41 machine caught-up to the tail end of the field and began working around slower cars with 20 laps on the scoreboard. Just a couple of laps later, his fortunes changed as Brad Stevenson worked his way into the lead, bringing reigning series champion John Baker Jr. into second position. That’s the way things would end, with Cinnamon hanging on for 3rd ahead of Stu Robinson Jr. and Mark Gordon. Hollingsworth, Rick Warnes, Ryan Dick, Josh Gruntz, Chris Burrows, Craig Stevenson, Willow Barberstock, Connor James and Rob Warnes rounded-out the finishing order.


Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: Qualifying heats went to Brad Stevenson, Rick Warnes, Stu Robinson Jr. and John Baker Jr…Former series regulars Ryan Dick and Josh Gruntz each made their first starts of the year on the tour. Gruntz – whose brother Ben has been running in the 4Fun division at Peterborough Speedway – arrived at the track after qualifying had been completed and started the main event at the back of the pack…The series returns to action Saturday, August 5th at Flamboro Speedway.


2017 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series schedule


Saturday, May 20th:               Sunset Speedway – Spring Velocity

Main event winner: #41, Duane Cinnamon (1st career win)

Saturday, May 27th:               Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #77, Brad Stevenson (1st career win)


Saturday, June 10th:              Peterborough Speedway

                                                Test a Mod Day, 11:00 to 2:00

                                                OMRS Racing, 6:00

Main event winner: #52, Mark Gordon (1st career win)

Saturday, June 24th:              Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #99, Linc Brown (1st career win)


Saturday, July 1st:                  Flamboro Speedway – Canada Day Special

Main event winner: #68, Stu Robinson Jr. (1st career win)

Saturday, July 15th:                Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #52, Mark Gordon

Saturday, July 22nd:               Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #77, Brad Stevenson


Saturday, August 5th:             Flamboro Speedway

Saturday, August 19th:           Peterborough Speedway

                                                Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday, August 26th:           Peterborough Speedway


Saturday, September 23rd:    Sunset Speedway – Fall Velocity

                                                Qualifying heats

Sunday, September 24th:      Sunset Speedway – Fall Velocity

                                                Last chance qualifying and feature


Fans can find full series details at Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to represent Ontario Modifieds Racing Series 2017 season.

Photo attachment: Morgan Amber Photography


Brad Stevenson (#77) captured his second Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – feature win of 2017 – Saturday, July 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway
Bailey Jacobs Dominates Peterborough Speedway’s 50th Anniversary Thunder Car Feature

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


A week after celebrating his 20th birthday, Bailey Jacobs demonstrated the skills of a racer more than twice his age, as the young speedster from Warsaw, Ontario led all 50 laps of the Thunder Car main event – Saturday, July 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.


Starting on the outside of the front row, next to his friend Tyler Bouillon – who was wheeling the machine Jacobs drove to a pair of feature race wins last season – the 2015 Rookie of the Year took an early lead, then worked through traffic to perfection to take the win. Not even a late race caution flag with 3 laps remaining could keep the hard-charger from what may very well be the biggest win of his career. In victory lane, the humble, soft-spoken former go karter praised the hard work of his father, Tyler Handley, Luke Handley and Jay Peacock, the #60 car’s crew.


“At times, it may have seemed like an uphill climb to find the race-winning set-up, but this team never stopped working,” Bailey Jacobs said. “We’re in the shop making changes to make the car better and even after a good night, we still want to find ways to get more speed and improve the handling in an effort to get to victory lane.”


Jacobs had as close to a perfect car as the team has ever brought to the track known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. From the drop of the green flag, he took control of the field; rolling out to a lead of almost half a straightaway over the second-place car. The car would go anywhere it was pointed and its driver started lapping backmarkers with about laps showing on the scoreboard. A daring 3-wide pass – splitting a pair of slower cars in the first turn – got the crowd’s attention, but didn’t delay the leader’s charge. Just a day short of the anniversary of his first stock car win, Bailey Jacobs held a hot hand to take his first checkered flag of 2017.


“I’ve got to say thanks to the people who support this team at the track and behind the scenes every week. They certainly make what we do worthwhile.”


For 2017, the #60 Jacobs Motorsports Thunder Car program is proudly sponsored by M&M Disposals, Keene Truck, NAPA Lakefield, T.G. Quirk Towing, Dart Heating & Air Conditioning, Parkhill Excavating, Close Quarters Tree Removal, Chemong Home Solutions, Klotz Canada, Newco Glass, Chris Mitchell Racing and Clarke Motorsports Communications.

Warsaw, Ontario’s Bailey Jacobs (#60) was greeted by a crowd of family, friends and fans after a dominating performance in the 50 lap Thunder Car feature – Saturday, July 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.
World Racing / F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: By the numbers
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F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: By the numbers

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