BLENKHORN CAPTURES VICTORY AT NOVA TRUCK CENTRES MAKE-A-WISH 150

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Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) picked up his second win of the season and his 18th Series victory after winning the Nova Truck Centres Make-A-Wish 150 on June 23rd at Scotia Speedworld. Blenkhorn had to battle Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) who finished second for the latter stages of the race. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) had a strong run finishing third. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) and Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) rounded out the top five.

Turple picked up the pole position for the Nova Truck Centres 150 after winning the first of three 10 lap Atlantic Tiltload qualifying heats which set the 21 car field. Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) and Jarrett Butcher also won their respective heat races.

Craig Ward (Riverview, NB) picked up the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race with a 12th place finish. Blenkhorn takes home the Kenny U-Pull Hard Charger award. Most Laps Led went to Jarrett Butcher who paced the field for 86 laps.

The Passione Flooring and Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour took to the track prior to the Nova Truck Centres Make-A-Wish 150. Andrew Warren (White’s Lake, NS) picked up the checkered flag in the A-Pak Drywall & Acoustical 50. Dave Matthews (Kennetcook, NS) and Jesse Deveau (Greenwood, NS) finished second and third.

Next week the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heads to scenic Prince Edward Island for the first of two events this season at Oyster Bed Speedway. Be sure to join us next Saturday for the Canada Day 150!

DeMan, Smith, Bailey and Wert Win at Ohsweken on June 22nd

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A busy night on June 22nd at Ohsweken Speedway saw a total of 230 cars roll through the pit gate on McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford Emergency Services night. The night was the second live broadcast of All North Racing powered by Pinty’s on MavTV Canada. The night also honoured first responders for their service with free admission and recognition.

When the final checkered flag waved at the end of the night, it was Mack DeMan who claimed victory with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars and Lucas Smith scoring a win with the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. For the stock cars, Dave Bailey won his second Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature of the season and Kyle Wert raced to his second consecutive win with the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Ryan Turner and Jake Brown started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. With the four wide salute completed, the field lined up behind the pace vehicle when contact between Mike Thorne and Shone Evans caused Thorne to flip in turn three bringing out the red flag and effectively ending Thorne’s night. Thorne was uninjured.

The race restarted for the official green flag with Ryan Turner jumping to a quick lead followed closely by Scott Kreutter, Cory Turner, Jake Brown and Holly Porter. A caution at lap three for Dylan Westbrook saw a single-file restart with Ryan Turner leading the way on the outside and Kreutter giving chase on the bottom to take over the lead. Kreutter entered lapped traffic on lap seven when a lapped car came up the track on the back straightaway coming into contact with Kreutter and causing him to flip in corner three bringing out the red flag. Kreutter was uninjured but the car sustained considerable damage and was towed to the pit area.

The restart once again saw Ryan Turner take the lead on the top side with Mack DeMan giving chase on the bottom lane. DeMan took the lead over at lap 12 and despite two more brief cautions, he was able to hold off Mitch Brown, Ryan Turner, Jake Brown and Dylan Westbrook to take the checkered flag at the finish line. Jake Brown, Scott Kreutter and Shone Evans won their qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
Adrian Stahle and Brian Nanticoke paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20-lap feature. Nanticoke took the early lead with Lucas Smith, Johnny Miller and Nick Sheridan in hot pursuit. The only caution of the evening on lap three saw Millar come to rest at the bottom of turn three. The restart had Nanticoke pace the field to the green with Smith, Sheridan, Jesse Costa and Rob Neely close behind. Nanticoke took the bottom groove as Smith went to the high side to gain the lead at lap eight. Costa and Sheridan were battling for the second position with Sheridan taking the spot by lap 15. Smith weaved through lapped traffic and ran the outside lane with Sheridan, Costa, Nanticoke and Steven Beckett giving chase. Sheridan tried to go high but Smith was able to hold him off to capture the victory with Costa, Beckett and Hunsinger rounding out a strong top five finish.

Nick Sheridan, Lucas Smith, Liam Martin, and Brian Nanticoke won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Jesse McDonald and Allan Downey won the B-Mains.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Nick Liverance and Steven Vanderzanden brought the 29-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag. Brian Teeple quickly took the lead with Vanderzanden, Jim Lampman, Zack Bleich and Billy Bleich in pursuit. An early caution at lap two for Kyle Andress slowed the field and led to a restart with Teeple and Jim Lampman bringing them to the green flag. They were four-wide going for the lead into turn four with Zach Bleich and Billy Bleich running side by side at the front and Dave Bailey closing the gap behind them. A caution was thrown at lap seven for a melee that saw multiple cars sustain damage in turns three and four. The restart put Bleich and Bailey in the front row with Ken Sargent, Trevor DeBoer, Blake Bomberry and Ryan Beagle hot on their tails. Bailey moved into first at lap nine with DeBoer running him down and racing him side by side for the top spot. Despite two cautions for debris on the track, Bailey continued to hold the lead over DeBoer, Beagle, Bleich, and Sargent. Vanderzanden brought out a late caution at lap 16 when he spun in the bottom of turn 4 and collected a few more cars. The single file restart saw Bailey, DeBoer, Beagle, Billy Bleich and Sargent battling hard for the lead. An exciting last few laps saw Bailey hold on for the win with DeBoer, Beagle, Sargent, and B.Bleich in the top five.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Sam Iftody and Kyle Wert were on the front row for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap Feature. Wert quickly took the lead as the green flag was shown. Wert stretched out his lead by several car lengths until a caution was waved at lap five for Chris Ryckman’s nose cone on the corner of turn two. Wert, Iftody, Olivier Larocque, Wayde Thorne, Tristan DaSilva, and Dusty DeBoer brought the double file restart to green with Wert once again taking the lead. Contact between Iftody and Tony Kelly brought out the second caution of the evening on lap eight. Wert and DeBoer raced each other hard side by side off the restart as they came into turn one at lap-11 but Wert held the lead over DeBoer with Thorne, DaSilva, Mike Sarantakos and Sean Iftody staying close behind. Wert and DeBoer made contact coming out of turn three on lap-14 as the rattled over the bumps but were able to maintain control with Wert hanging onto the lead to claim victory at the checkers over DeBoer with Thorne, DaSilva, and Sarantokos finishing up in the top five. Kevin Thorne and Dusty DeBoer raced to victory in their 15-lap qualifying heat races.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, June 28th as Club 54 Racing presents Friday Night Excitement. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m and spectator gates open at 6:00 p.m. Adult admission is $14. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

Ohsweken Speedway Race Report (June 21, 2019)
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford
Total Entries – 130

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (25 Entries)
A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [10]; 2. 10-Mitch Brown, [8]; 3. 91-Ryan Turner, [1]; 4. 1-10-Jake Brown, [2]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 6. 88H-Josh Hansen, [12]; 7. 0-Jim Huppunen, [16]; 8. 5D-Shane Ross, [24]; 9. 9-Steve Lyons, [14]; 10. 13-Cory Turner, [7]; 11. 68-Aaron Turkey, [11]; 12. 11-Jamie Turner, [17]; 13. 67-Pete Richardson, [15]; 14. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [23]; 15. 45-Curtis Gartly, [22]; 16. 9B-Scott Burk, [25]; 17. 1-Holly Porter, [9]; 18. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [18]; 19. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [13]; 20. 87X-Shone Evans, [4]; 21. 46-Kevin Pauls, [21]; 22. 43-Scott Sherk, [19]; 23. 49-Scott Kreuter, [5]; 24. 81-Derek Jonathan, [20]; 25. 55-Mike Thorne, [3]
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Turner 1-3, 8-12; Scott Kreutter 4-7; Mack DeMan 13-20
Hard Charger – Shane Ross +16 (24th to 8th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:00.936)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 1-10-Jake Brown, [2]; 2. 55-Mike Thorne, [1]; 3. 1-Holly Porter, [4]; 4. 17X-Mack DeMan, [6]; 5. 68-Aaron Turkey, [8]; 6. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [5]; 7. 0-Jim Huppunen, [9]; 8. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [3]; 9. 5D-Shane Ross, [7]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – 1:53.116)
1. 49-Scott Kreuter, [4]; 2. 13-Cory Turner, [6]; 3. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [1]; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen, [5]; 5. 11-Jamie Turner, [2]; 6. 81-Derek Jonathan, [3]; 7. 43-Scott Sherk, [8]; 8. 45-Curtis Gartly, [7]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:03.726)
1. 87X-Shone Evans, [2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 3. 10-Mitch Brown, [6]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner, [7]; 5. 67-Pete Richardson, [4]; 6. 9-Steve Lyons, [8]; 7. 46-Kevin Pauls, [3]; 8. 9B-Scott Burk, [1]

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars (38 Entries)
A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 49L-Lucas Smith, [4]; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan, [2]; 3. 52-Jesse Costa, [3]; 4. 08-Steven Beckett, [15]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [5]; 6. 74-Rob Neely, [8]; 7. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [16]; 8. 12-Brad Herron, [6]; 9. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [25]; 10. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [7]; 11. 28-Jordan Hill, [13]; 12. 88-Jesse McDonald, [21]; 13. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [12]; 14. 70-Baily Heard, [23]; 15. 39-Shane Stickel, [18]; 16. 51-Trevor Young, [11]; 17. 19-Brandon Murrell, [9]; 18. 49H-Jerry Hill, [24]; 19. 43-Darren Dryden, [17]; 20. 10-Lofton Schuts, [10]; 21. 14T-Noelle Teal, [14]; 22. 20-Johnny Miller, [1]; 23. MK8-Matthew Hill, [19]; 24. 19D-Allan Downey, [22]; 25. 69-Joshua Hill, [20]
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brian Nanticoke 1-6; Lucas Smith 7-20
Hard Charger – Blaine Barrow +16 (25th to 9th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 45-Nick Sheridan, [5]; 2. 10-Lofton Schuts, [2]; 3. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [6]; 4. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [4]; 5. 69-Joshua Hill, [3]; 6. 49H-Jerry Hill, [1]; 7. 70-Baily Heard, [9]; 8. 83-Spencer Davis, [10]; 9. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [7]; 10. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [8]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 49L-Lucas Smith, [2]; 2. 51-Trevor Young, [1]; 3. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [3]; 4. 12-Brad Herron, [9]; 5. MK8-Matthew Hill, [4]; 6. 88-Jesse McDonald, [6]; 7. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [8]; 8. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [7]; 9. 1EH-Paul Klager, [5]; 10. 69K-Jason Dixon, [10]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 1. 20-Johnny Miller, [6]; 2. 52-Jesse Costa, [5]; 3. 28-Jordan Hill, [3]; 4. 74-Rob Neely, [8]; 5. 08-Steven Beckett, [7]; 6. 26X-Terry Baker, [4]; 7. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [2]; 8. 5-D.J. Christie, [9]; (DQ) 29-Liam Martin, [1]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:06.390)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [2]; 2. 19-Brandon Murrell, [3]; 3. 14T-Noelle Teal, [1]; 4. 43-Darren Dryden, [4]; 5. 39-Shane Stickel, [6]; 6. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [5]; 7. 19D-Allan Downey, [9]; 8. 29W-Tyler Ward, [7]; 9. 38-Derek Miller, [8]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 88-Jesse McDonald, [2]; 2. 70-Baily Heard, [1]; 3. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [3]; 4. 29-Liam Martin, [9]; 5. 1EH-Paul Klager, [8]; 6. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [6]; 7. 5-D.J. Christie, [5]; 8. 83-Spencer Davis, [4]; 9. 38-Derek Miller, [7]

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 19D-Allan Downey, [1]; 2. 49H-Jerry Hill, [4]; 3. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [2]; 4. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [7]; 5. 26X-Terry Baker, [3]; 6. 29W-Tyler Ward, [6]; 7. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [5]; 8. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [8]; 9. 69K-Jason Dixon, [9]

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (29 entries)
A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 49-Dave Bailey, [15]; 2. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [11]; 3. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [13]; 4. 25-Ken Sargent, [14]; 5. 108-Bill Bleich, [9]; 6. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [25]; 7. 28D-Donny Lampman, [8]; 8. 28-Jim Lampman, [6]; 9. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [18]; 10. 11R-Bryce Richardson, [26]; 11. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [5]; 12. 32-Mark Fawcett, [10]; 13. 38-Frank Turkey, [20]; 14. 41-Adam Plazek, [22]; 15. 13-Kacey Huffman, [21]; 16. 79-Greg Hale, [28]; 17. 93-Melissa Miller, [23]; 18. 5G-Darcy Grant, [24]; 19. 74-Steven Vanderzanden, [2]; 20. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [17]; 21. 40-Derek Liverance, [1]; 22. 8-Ryan Dinning, [16]; 23. 11-Gofast Teeple, [4]; 24. 108Z-Zack Bleich, [3]; 25. 37-Robert Hoskins, [12]; 26. 1-Chris Dickie, [7]; 27. 43-Kyle Andress, [27]; 28. 2-Matt Nuell, [19]; 29. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [29]
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Go Fast Teeple 1-2; Zach Bleich 3-5; Billy Bleich 6-7; Bailey 8-20
Hard Charger – Logan Shwedyk +19 (25th to 6th)

Heat Race No.1 (12 laps – All Transfer – 4:15.988)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 1. 25-Ken Sargent, [2]; 2. 8-Ryan Dinning, [1]; 3. 32-Mark Fawcett, [4]; 4. 28-Jim Lampman, [6]; 5. 28D-Donny Lampman, [5]; 6. 37-Robert Hoskins, [3]; 7. 108Z-Zack Bleich, [8]; 8. 11-Gofast Teeple, [7]; 9. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [11]; 10. 2-Matt Nuell, [13]; 11. 13-Kacey Huffman, [12]; 12. 93-Melissa Miller, [9]; 13. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [15]; 14. 43-Kyle Andress, [14]; 15. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [10]

Heat Race No.2 (12 laps – All Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [2]; 2. 49-Dave Bailey, [1]; 3. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [3]; 4. 108-Bill Bleich, [4]; 5. 1-Chris Dickie, [5]; 6. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [6]; 7. 74-Steven Vanderzanden, [8]; 8. 40-Derek Liverance, [12]; 9. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [7]; 10. 38-Frank Turkey, [11]; 11. 41-Adam Plazek, [10]; 12. 5G-Darcy Grant, [14]; 13. 11R-Bryce Richardson, [9]; 14. 79-Greg Hale, [13]

Fast Qualifier: Ryan Dinning 19.176 seconds

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (38 Entries)
A-Feature (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 19-Kyle Wert, [2]; 2. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [13]; 3. 46-Wayde Thorne, [7]; 4. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [3]; 5. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [11]; 6. 15-Sean Iftody, [12]; 7. 91-Oliver Larocque, [4]; 8. 60-Martin Schroder, [9]; 9. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [21]; 10. 7C-Cole Hardy, [23]; 11. X-Sam Iftody, [1]; 12. 93-Chris Ryckman, [8]; 13. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [19]; 14. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [15]; 15. 9-Tim DeBoer, [31]; 16. 360-Kevin Thorne, [14]; 17. 92-Jeremy Cooper, [16]; 18. 69-Rob Twitchett, [27]; 19. 188-Paul Longboat, [22]; 20. 6-Ken Hamilton, [18]; 21. 10-Zach Buchwald, [28]; 22. 12-Tony Kelly, [5]; 23. 19T-Trevor Want, [24]; 24. 1-Jason Tolton, [6]; 25. 265-Mike Evers, [10]; 26. 20A-Aiden Maynard, [29]; 27. 96-Brian Crosgrove, [25]; 28. 38C-John Cote, [20]; 29. 17-Mike Taylor, [17]; 30. 13M-Daniel McKay, [26]; 31. 16J-Jeremy May, [32]; 32. 54-Christopher French, [30]
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Kyle Wert 1-15
Hard Charger – Cole Hardy +13 (23rd to 10th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 360-Kevin Thorne, [1]; 2. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [3]; 3. 60-Martin Schroder, [4]; 4. 15-Sean Iftody, [2]; 5. 1-Jason Tolton, [6]; 6. X-Sam Iftody, [15]; 7. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [13]; 8. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [11]; 9. 92-Jeremy Cooper, [9]; 10. 6-Ken Hamilton, [10]; 11. 38C-John Cote, [7]; 12. 7C-Cole Hardy, [20]; 13. 96-Brian Crosgrove, [5]; 14. 69-Rob Twitchett, [8]; 15. 20A-Aiden Maynard, [19]; 16. 05-Dave Goodacre, [17]; 17. 88-Aidan Nigh, [16]; 18. 16J-Jeremy May, [14]; 19. 72-Leroy Buscomb, [18]; 20. 26-Tim Nuell, [12]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:11.875)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [1]; 2. 93-Chris Ryckman, [4]; 3. 46-Wayde Thorne, [5]; 4. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [8]; 5. 12-Tony Kelly, [6]; 6. 19-Kyle Wert, [12]; 7. 91-Oliver Larocque, [14]; 8. 265-Mike Evers, [3]; 9. 17-Mike Taylor, [7]; 10. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [13]; 11. 188-Paul Longboat, [15]; 12. 19T-Trevor Want, [19]; 13. 13M-Daniel McKay, [9]; 14. 10-Zach Buchwald, [11]; 15. 54-Christopher French, [10]; 16. 11-Mike Giberson, [16]; 17. 517-Cody Sommerville, [17]; 18. 9-Tim DeBoer, [2]

Fast Qualifier: Kevin Thorne 20.857 secs

Watson Makes a Statement in Series Return at Jukasa Motor Speedway

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The third event on the 2019 season for the APC United Late Model Series presented by Grisdale Racing Products saw 35 teams in attendance at Hagersville, Ontario’s Jukasa Motor Speedway on June 22nd. The track dubbed ‘Canada’s Crown Jewel’ played host to an incredible event that saw the race winner a guaranteed starting spot in the Canadian Short Track Nationals scheduled for later in the summer.

Group qualifying saw Jo Lawrence take the top spot for the second time this season with a time of 18.723, bettering Brandon Watson, Ray Morneau, JR Fitzpatrick, and Jake Sheridan who rounded out the top five.

The 100 lap Prelude to the Nationals kicked-off with Jake Sheridan on the pole after the invert with Junior Farrelly on his high side. Sheridan would lead until lap seven when JR Fitzpatrick made his way to the top position. In his return to the APC Series, Brandon Watson made his way into the top three after just 15 laps, coming from the 10th starting position.

Lap 30 saw a close call as Ray Morneau, who was making his series debut, tagged the wall while running inside the top 10. The caution flag came out on lap 30 for Shawn McGlynn going around on the front straightaway. All others missed the spun number one car as it rolled to the inside apron facing oncoming traffic.

On the ensuing restart, there was trouble as Shae Gemmell slid in fluid on the track and into Jake Sheridan. Behind there was more trouble as several cars went around and Jordan Howse ended up in the fence. Shae Gemmell took the lead on the restart but it was short lived as Fitzpatrick fought back on the high side. 47 laps into the Prelude to the Nationals Marc Jacobs took a hard hit as he had a mechanical failure in the centre of turns one and two.

A long green flag run saw Gemmell and Brandon Watson swap the runner-up position a few times as Fitzpatrick continued to pace the field. During the run, the top three cars broke away from the rest of the field by nearly a straightaway. On lap 78, Fitzpatrick surrendered the top spot to Brandon Watson after a high side to low side crossover.

With eleven laps remaining the caution flag flew for the final time as JR Fitzpatrick blew a tire and rode the outside wall into turn one while running in second place. The final restart saw Brandon Watson slip away from the field as he went on to score his series leading 13th victory over Shae Gemmell and Jake Sheridan, who held off Dale Shaw after a race-long battle.

The next event for the APC Series is in just one week at Delaware Speedway for the annual Canada Day weekend celebration. The Spectra Premium 100 Presented by Pennzoil is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m start.

Sault Ste Marie’s Keegan Stevenson Invited to NHL Canuck Development Camp

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Within an hour of the 2019 National Hockey League draft wrapping up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sault Ste Marie’s Keegan Stevenson received a call from the west coast from the Vancouver Canucks to attend their 2019 development camp. The 2019 Development Camp, which will be held at UBC Father Bauer Arena from June 25th – 27th. The camp begins on Tuesday, June 25th and features on-ice skill practices and off-ice workouts each day.

The 2000 year born Guelph Storm forward who will not turn 18 until December 31st will board a plane on Sunday, June 23rd to participate in the Canucks development camp. The 6’1” and 175 lbs forward had 19 goals and 15 assists and tallied 12 penalty minutes in 55 regular season games with two powerplay and two shorthanded goals included in his 2018 – 2019 OHL season. In 23 postseason games and helping his Storm to a Memorial Cup in Halifax in May 2019, Stevenson scored three goals and assists in the 2019 playoffs. The 17-year-old Sault Ste Marie native played in all four games at the 2019 Memorial Cup with Guelph.

“I obviously wish I was drafted in the draft and I was a little disappointed but getting that call after the draft to come to their camp made things a lot better. I’m very excited to have this opportunity to be able to go to a camp and I can’t wait! I’m happy for everyone who got drafted and I wish them all good luck at the camps,” said Stevenson.

Junior Sault Sabercats Improve to 5-0-1 with Win Over Predators in Waterloo

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On June 22nd in Waterloo, Ontario, the first place (4-0-1) west division Sault Sabercats hit the turf at Laurier University Stadium in a 2:00 p.m kickoff against the Waterloo Predators in a junior OFC football matchup. The Sabercats were coming off a 43 – 7 win in Sault Ste Marie over the visiting Forest City Thunderbirds.

Michael Nicoletta led the Sabercats in the 56 – 20 win with four touchdowns, nine carries for a total of 157 yards. Nicoletta’s touchdowns came on a two-yard, ten yard and 97 yard carries along with a 28-yard catch from Sault quarterback Ryan Barnes. Ryan Barnes finished Saturday afternoon’s matchup with 14 carries for 121 yards, one touchdown and 11 completions on 17 attempts with 242 yards passing in the Sabercats fifth win of the 2019 season. Three of the Sault’s touchdowns came on Barnes passing in the 56 – 20 win. Carmen Caputo added touchdowns with 30 yard and 35 yard carries as well as four catches for a total of 108 yards rushing. Connor Ritchie had a three-yard touchdown in the win as Gabe Barkley rounded out the Sault offense with five catches for 86 yards.

Nathan Keranen led the Sabercat defense with four solo tackles and one assisted tackle while Jude Rasiah had two sacks along with Nicoletta catching an interception and a fumble recovery for the Sault. Nick Carter also had one sack for the Sabercats in Waterloo.

Michael Nicoletta told Saultsports that “it was a good win for us, Waterloo pulled within eight by halftime and it was the first real adversity we’ve faced this season, but we handled it well and responded with 28 unanswered. The offensive line put me in a position to put some scores up for us and the defense really tightened up in the second half. Overall it was a good team win and gives us some confidence, and a lot to work on going into our bye-week.”

“We came out flat and didn’t play well in the first half we rallied and did a good job in the second half,” said junior coach Jim Monico.

The junior Sabercats now have a bye week before hitting the road on July 7th when they take on the Hurricanes in a 2:00 p.m kickoff at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario.

Sabercats to Face the Predators in Junior Action on the Road in Waterloo

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The junior first place (4-0-1) Sault Sabercats take to the road on Friday, June 21st to meet the fifth place (1-3) Predators on Saturday, June 22nd in Waterloo in junior OFC football action at the Laurier University Stadium in a 2:00 p.m kickoff.

The Sabercats head into Saturday’s matchup in Waterloo with sitting in second with most points scored with 167 while allowing the second least amount of points against with only having opponents scoring 34 points in their first five games of the 2019 season. Quarterback Ryan Barnes heads into June 22nd contest coming off a June 15th 43 – 7 win over the visiting Forest City Thunderbirds with two touchdown runs, three touchdown passes along with 12 completions on 19 attempts for a total of 240 yards passing. Daniel Bumbaco finished week four with 79 yards with five receptions that included two five-yard touchdown passes from quarterback Ryan Barnes. Michael Nicoletta scored one touchdown in the Sabercats fourth win of the season as well as rushing for 129 yards on 12 carries for the Sault. On defense, Jude Rasaiah had three solo tackles and four assisted tackles while Aaron Grandinetti finished June 15th game with four solos and two assisted tackles while Patrick Sarlo and Nathan Lajunen had one interception each for the Sabercats.

Daniel Bumbaco told Saultsports that “we need to continue to practice and improve and that is the key to getting better every game. As strong as we have been we can not take any team for granted or lightly. To be successful on the road this weekend, we have to keep doing what we have done so far this season. Our defense has to continue to make key stops to get us the ball and on offense, we need to play hard for four quarters and keep putting points on the board.”

“We need to be the better team plain and simple, we need to play our game and we need to execute. The defense has been playing lights out and our skill players have been making big plays all season, if we go down there playing our game I believe we will win especially when our offensive line plays to the best of their ability, it all starts with the line of scrimmage” said Ryan Barnes.

The varsity Sabercats have a bye week before returning to action on June 30th in Sault Ste Marie when they play host to the Waterloo Predators in a 2:00 p.m kickoff at Superior Heights.

Inside the Greater Metro Hockey League with the Junior Hockey Network Hockey Show

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Junior Hockey Network Hockey Show host Jay Houslander talks with GMHL Niagara Whaler rookie General Manager Andrew Ferlatte about his transition from a player in 2018-2019 to a general manager in the summer of 2019 as well as GMHL president Bob Russell on as a guest to discuss the GMHL expanding to western Canada.

https://youtu.be/jrDxdI8V2Ik

Sault Ste Marie Basketball Star, Gianni Viotto, Signs with Sault Cougars

Source: Saultsports.com

he Sault College Men’s Basketball team is excited to announce the commitment of Gianni Viotto for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

Gianni comes to Sault College after a very successful career at St. Mary’s College. A 6’2 guard, Gianni helped lead the Knights to a city championship and NOSSA championship. He also made an appearance at AAA OFSAA.

Head coach Pat Murray said “we are excited to have Gianni on-board for the upcoming season. Gianni is a high energy, knock down three-point shooter and brings with him the right culture and work ethic that I am looking for in building this program”.

Studying under the Business program, Gianni is the son of Susie and Ollie Viotto and has a brother who currently plays basketball at St. Mary’s College.

Please join us in welcoming Gianni to the Cougar family!

We hope to see you out cheering on and supporting your local collegiate team and catch the exciting OCAA basketball action on campus at the Health and Wellness Centre.

The Cougars kick off the season on the road October 20th with the Home opener on November 9th. We encourage you to follow us through all our social media accounts to keep up to date with Cougar Athlete announcements prior to the beginning of the season.

Source: Sault College Athletics

Cory Turner Begins Title Defence With Dominant Win at Brighton

Source: Rev It Up Racing

Cory Turner started his Southern Ontario Sprints championship title defense in the most dominant way possible. The Caistor Centre, Ontario native started outside the front row and led all 25 laps to win the SOS season opener at Brighton Speedway on Saturday, June 15. In victory lane, Turner dedicated the win to his fallen crew member, Bob Deswiage, who passed away suddenly during the off-season.

“Our team has really hit their stride this weekend,” Turner said. “We lost a key part of our team over the off-season. He absolutely loved coming to this place and always had it circled on his calendar every year, so this ones for Bob. We wish he was with us and I know he still rides with us.”

Holly Porter held the pole position for the 25-lap feature with Turner starting to her outside on the front row. When the green flag dropped Turner quickly darted ahead of Porter in the outside lane on a very fast racetrack. A brief shower following the SOS qualifying heats kept plenty of moisture in the track come feature time.

Turner used the clean air to build a lead over Porter and younger brother Ryan Turner at the front of the field. By lap five, Cory had already worked his way into lapped traffic, but made quick work of the slower cars and maintained his advantage out front while Chris Jones and Mitch Brown completed the top-five.

On lap eight, the red flag waved when Al Gilletta Jr. tangled at the top of turn two with Aaron Turkey and rolled on his side. Gilletta suffered only minor damage to the nose wing and both cars were able to continue. On the single-file restart, Cory pulled away again from Porter while Ryan Turner mounted a challenge for second. Ryan briefly got to the rear tail tank of Porter’s No.1 but wasn’t in a position to make a pass for the position.

At the halfway mark, the second and final caution waved on lap 13 when Tyler Rand spun by himself at the bottom of turn four while racing with Warren Mahoney for a spot in the top-10. The second and final restart was the same result for the top three drivers, but on lap 15 Chris Jones stepped over the cushion in turn two and appeared to make some contact with an outside barrier, which allowed Brown to move into fourth. Jones continued to a fifth-place finish.

In the closing laps when Turner appeared to have victory sewn up, he was slowed by lapped traffic and saw his lead cut in half or more, but held on over the last five laps to claim the SOS season lid lifter.

“I didn’t know how big of a lead we had, I was just trying to get through the lapped cars as quick as I could,” Turner said. “Our car was absolutely phenomenal. I have to thank Jay and Celeste and Gord for putting this deal together for me and all of our crew guys between BBR and TTR have just been awesome. I’ve never gotten two wins in a weekend before, so this is our best weekend to date.”

The second-place finish was a strong one for Porter to begin her first full-season of 360 Sprint Car competition with the SOS. Ryan Turner rounded out the podium, his first such result this season.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2019 season next Saturday, June 22 at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ont. for the Gary Cunningham Memorial. Race time is 7:00 p.m. For additional event information, visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. The tour will then return to Brighton Speedway twice in July on July 6 & 27.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT (SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019)
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA
TOTAL ENTRIES – 18

ENTRY LIST
(Number Name – Hometown)
1 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ont.
10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, Ont.
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont.
11j Chris Jones – Picton, Ont.
13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont.
15 Mike Ferrell – London, Ont.
21 Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, NY
22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ont.
22x Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ont.
25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ont.
42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville, Ont.
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, Ont.
68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont.
71s Dillon Sliter – Port Colborne, Ont.
84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ont.
84s Charlie Sandercock – Belleville, Ont.
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont.
1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, Ont.

HEAT RACE 1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew) 1:42.531
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (1)
2. 13 Cory Turner (2)
3. 10 Mitch Brown (3)
4. 84s Charlie Sandercock (4)
5. 84 Tyler Rand (6)
6. 11 Jamie Turner (5)
7. 110 Jake Brown (7)
8. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (8)
9. 71s Dillon Sliter (9)

HEAT RACE 2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew) No Time
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 11j Chris Jones (4)
2. 91 Ryan Turner (2)
3. 25 Warren Mahoney (3)
4. 42w Rick Wilson (6)
5. 21 Kyle Phillips (4)
6. 68 Aaron Turkey (9)
7. 15 Mike Ferrell (5)
8. 22 Shawn Sliter (7)
9. 66 Frank Baranowski (8)

FEATURE (25 laps) No Time
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 13 Cory Turner (2)
2. 1 Holly Porter (1)
3. 91 Ryan Turner (4)
4. 10 Mitch Brown (5)
5. 11j Chris Jones (6)
6. 42w Rick Wilson (8)
7. 22 Shawn Sliter (13)
8. 1-10 Jake Brown (12)
9. 11 Jamie Turner (11)
10. 25 Warren Mahoney (3)
11. 68 Aaron Turkey (18)
12. 84 Tyler Rand (9)
13. 15 Mike Ferrell (15)
14. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (14)
15. 66 Frank Baranowski (17)
16. 71s Dillon Sliter (16)
17. 21 Kyle Phillips (10)
18. 84s Charlie Sandercock (7) DNF
Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner 1-25
Hard Charger – Shawn Sliter +6 (13th to 7th)

UP NEXT: Merrittville Speedway, Thorold, Ont. – Saturday, June 22, 2019 – Gary Cunningham Memorial

2019 SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS SCHEDULE
1. April 20 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – RAINED OUT (Spring Sizzler)
2. May 18 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – POSTPONED
2. May 25 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – RAINED OUT (rescheduled from May 18)
3. June 15 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – WINNER: CORY TURNER
4. June 22 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – (Gary Cunningham Memorial)
5. July 6 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) –
6. July 27 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) –
7. August 16 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) –
8. August 31 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – (Labour Day Classic Weekend)
9. September 1 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – (Labour Day Classic Weekend)
10. September 7 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) –
NP. September 13 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) – (Night Before the Nationals)
NP. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) – (Canadian Sprint Car Nationals)

APC Late Models Invade Jukasa – Prelude to the Nationals

Source: Rev It Up Racing

This Saturday, June 22nd will mark the debut of Jukasa Motor Speedway’s ‘Prelude to the Nationals’ featuring the APC United Late Models and the Super Stocks. The APC Series has incredible car counts whenever they race and one of the tightest fields you will see. In the Pavilion Friday night at 8:00 p.m you can see Cash for free with a race ticket or $10 at the door. Cash is one of the leading Johnny Cash tribute bands in the country.

‘The Prelude’ will host a 100-lap APC Late Model contest as well as a 35-lap Super Stock race with each winner being granted a guaranteed starting spot in their respective divisions at the Canadian Short Track Nationals on Labour Day weekend.

The inaugural ‘Nationals’ event held in September 2018 saw Andy Kamrath (Super Stock) and Bubba Pollard (Pro Late Model) leave with one of the richest and most prestigious victories of their careers with car counts that wildly exceeded the expectations of industry insiders and fans alike.

“The drivers that win this Saturday will leave here with a provisional for the Nationals, no questions asked,” notes Jukasa’s GM, Alex Nagy. “The fans are going to be in for a treat, the APC Series has put together two incredible races already this season with an average of 30 cars and the series is loaded with talent with the likes of Fitzpatrick, Gresel, Gemmell, Shaw and Pritiko to name a few plus the Super Stocks never seem to disappoint with top teams from tracks all over Ontario. I’m excited for what this show is going to be.”

The event will serve as round three of the APC United Late Model Series season, with 2019 winners Jordan Sims and Matt Pritiko both confirming they will be in the field with hopes of tallying their second victory of the season.

Ticket and camping still available and for details – including gate times and ticket prices visit www.JukasaMotorSpeedway.com. Or call us at 289-975-4999.

About Jukasa Motor Speedway
Jukasa Motor Speedway is a .625-mile paved speedway located in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada. The track first opened in 1966 as Cayuga Speedway and remained opened until it ceased regular operations in 2010. With new ownership in 2016 the facility underwent extensive renovations. Among the changes at the facility include a complete redesign and asphalt recovering of the racing surface and upgrades for competitors and fans throughout the entire 350-acre site. The facility can also accommodate nearly 800 campsites with many offering services to campers. For more information on Jukasa Motor Speedway.