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Willard, Ferri, Lafantaisie Collect 1st Wins of 2012 and Toovey, Buscumb and Bleich Repeat.

On a gorgeous night for racing in Port Colborne,the New Humberstone Speedway had three new winners for the 2012 season and three repeat winners with exciting action in all six divisions! Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman:Starting on the front row was Gregg Rauscher alongside of Dave Flannigan ,Jr.On the drop of the green flag, Rauscher got out to the early lead but was overtaken by rookie Austin Wood before he could officially lead a lap. Wood then led the next four laps before being passed by third generation driver BJ Willard.Willard's progress was only slowed by two yellow flags for spins by first-time visitor,Chris Bellamy. Meanwhile, as Willard was building a fair size lead, all the action was going on behind him. American invader Adam Hilton was having a good run early in the run until the"usual suspects" started to make their presence known. Greg Panunte was making a charge through the field as he started almost on the tail position. Cody Mcpherson also was making a run through the field and made it up to second. The second yellow flag came on lap 22,setting up a three lap "dash for cash" between the two cousins, Willard and Mcpherson, with Panunte just waiting for either of them to mess up.Willard was able to hold off Mcpherson to pick up his first win of 2012.Mcpherson was second,Panunte was third. Fourth was Hilton while Wood held on for fifth. Heat winners were Hilton,Willard and Panunte. Peters Excavating FASTRAK Late models: Starting up front were a pair of Fort Erie boys, namely veteran Kenny Winfield and Tim Gillespie. On the start,Gillespie would grab the early lead coming out of turn two and then hold it for the first four laps until Darren Peters was able to get by him.Usually, this would mean that everything was over but the shouting as what has been the case this past year, once Peters was in the lead,nobody could catch him. But not tonight,as Adam Ferri in the Cosco Haulage number 17C was flying tonight with something to prove. His teammate,Chris Steele in the Cosco 17C 358 Modified, won last Saturday at Merrittville Speedway so he had to make it two for two. After charging through the pack as he started tail, Ferri was able to get around Peters on lap nine and hold on for the win.Another American invader,veteran Ed Carley,who has driven in just about any kind of Late Model series,was able to get by Peters to finish second,while Peters held on for third.Fourth was Gillespie with his best run of 2012 while fifth was Don Spiece.Heat winners were Carley and Peters. In the JC Auto Street Stocks feature of 20 laps, the front row were a pair of young guns, namely Tyler Anderson and second generation driver, Shawn Wilson,unfortunately for both, this would be the highlight of the night. Wilson was able to take the early lead coming out of turn two and hold it for the first four laps,but unexpectedly lost control in turn two on lap four and spun,bringing out caution number one.This put Jason Fontaine in the lead. As in the other two features,there was an exciting charge from the tail of the field,this one by Billy Bleich,Jr, catching up to Fontaine by lap 12 and then slowed by the other yellow flag for Anderson, who spun in turn one. His car would not restart and had to pushed back to the pits. On the restart, Fontaine and Bleich resumed their dogfight,with Bleich taking the lead coming out of turn two,but losing it to Fontaine just coming over the finish line.Bleich would finally get by Fontaine on lap 18 after six laps of hard racing and then hang on for the win.Fontaine would hang on for second with Paul Reichel coming in third. Fourth was Barry Blanchard with Jordan Fidler coming in fifth. Heat winners were Fontaine and first time heat win for Fidler. Weekend Motorsports Mini Stocks:Starting on the point were Brandon Iudiciani and Jocelynn Wiley and on the drop of the green, Iudiciani would take the early lead and hold it for the first two laps. Past Frontier Auto Dismantler Pure Stock champion Tyler Lafantaisie would get by Iuduciani on lap three and not be challenged for the lead as everybody else was having their own battle behind him and with no caution periods to bunch up the field, Lafantaisie would go on to score his first win at the New Humberstone Speedway in this division.After a spirited battle, Iudiciani would hold on for second over Kyle Pelrine,third, and Aaron Wiley fourth.and fifth would go to Rob Overholt. Heat winners were J. Wiley and Iudiciani. Niagara Auto Sales Pro Four Trucks :On the front row for this race were Lee Sleight and rookie Jaimie Ayers.Sleight would grab the early lead coming out of turn two and hang on to it for the first 12 laps. The first yellow of the race would come out on lap 12 for a spin by Ayers. On that restart,inexplicably Sleight didn't come up to speed and nearly the whole field went around him,Luckily for him,a bunch of trucks came together in turn one,bringing out another yellow. The next restart was better for him but one lap later,Adam Williams lost control in turn two and then was hit by Hilary Haegens. Williams was done for the night and Haegens would return a couple laps later.On this restart, Sleight would lose the lead to Mike Toovey on the backstretch and Toovey kept it to the end.Adam Nicholls would come up to finish second with Danny Wurster third, in fourth was Taylor Vanderzanden with Greg Haegens fifth.Sleight wound up fading all the way back to eighth. Heat winners were Nicholls and Andy Imbeault. Frontier Auto Dismantlers Pure Stocks:Starting out front was Billy Buscumb and Mason Smith.On the drop of the green,Buscumb grabbed the early lead coming out of turn two but lost the lead to Smith coming up to the start-finish line.On lap two,Billy Smith lost control in turn four right in front of the field starting a chain reaction crash that took out Buscumb,Kyle Rothwell and Sam Iftody.Rothwell was able to continue,but the others were done for the night.On the restart,Mason Smith lost the lead to Oliver Larocque who theld held it for two laps.On lap four,the other Buscumb brother,Leroy took the point and then held off all comers,including Larocque,who had to come back from the back of the field after a spin on lap 11.At the finish it was Buscumb the winner,Larocque was second and Mike Greene was third. Fourth was Kyle Tomaski with Brad Alward fifth.Heat winners were L. Buscumb and M. Smith. The flagpole race was won by Brad Alward after the early leader didn't go around the "flagpole" on the last lap. Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportman 1..77JR..BJ Willard 2..7..Cody Mcpherson 3..99P..Greg Panunte 4..3A..Adam Hilton 5..38..Austin Wood 6..74..Dave Flannigan,Jr 7..66..Darrell Farraway 8-06.Brandon Easey 9 15L..Adam Leslie10.12A Jeff Armstong 11..21JJ..Jim Johnstone 12..31B..George Bosse 13..11..Joey Mastroiani 14..40..Robert Baker 15..34..Roy MacAuley 16..31..Matt Sharpe 17..88..Chris Bellamy 18.54..Mark Chiddy 19..33..Gregg Rauscher 20..28..Gary Lindberg Peters Excavating FASTRAK Late Models 1..17C..Adam Ferri 2..28..Ed Carley 3..1P..Darren Peters 4..15..Tim Gillespie 5..88..Don Spiece 6..8..Zack Carley 7..11P..Jordan Peters 8..M5..Paul Milligan 9..79..Garrett Stephens 10..82..Kenny Winfield 11..49..Billy Gill J C Auto Street Stocks 1..108..Billy Bleich,Jr. 2..1J..Jason Fontaine 3..711..Paul Reichel 4..31B..Barry Blanchard 5..22F..Jordan Fidler 6..22MX..Chris Duschene 7..08..Shawn Wilson 8..11R..Bryce Richardson 9..9..Tyler Anderson 10..23..Dave Bitner Niagara Auto Sales Pro Four Trucks 1..2V..Mike Toovey 2..55..Adam Nicholls 3..44..Danny Wurster 4..74..Taylor Vanderzanden 5..76..Greg Haegens 6..32A..Andy Imbeault 7..2A..Doug Zack 8..11..Lee Sleight 9..7..Hilary Haegens 10..19Jr..Colton Ledingham 11..10..Jamie Ayers 12..04..Adam Williams Weekend Motorsports Ministocks 1..96..Tyler Lafantaisie 2..79..Brandon Iuduciani 3..47X..Kyle Pelrine 4..7W..Aaron Wiley 5..48..Rob Overholt6..07..Jocelyne Wiley 7..33..Greg Wilson 8..71..Garnet Wilson 9..14K..Katie Cosco 10..2EZ..Evan Curtis 11..705..Nate Monahan Frontier Auto Dismantlers Pure Stocks 1..71..Leroy Buscumb 2..91..Oliver Larocque 3..8..Mike Greene 4..54..Kyle Tomaski 5..01..Brad Alward 6..13..Jackie Giancola 7..5B..Billy Smith 8..51J..Jon Vineski 9..14S..Mason Smith 10..14R..Kyle Rothwell 11..21..Billy Buscumb 12..38S..Sam Iftody   Regular general admission to Humberstone Speedway,at twelve dollars, is still a bargain in today's economy! Families of 4 can take advantage of the Humberstone Family Pass Discount. For only 35 dollars you get 2 Adult Admissions,2 Childrens Admissions(ages 8 to 13),4 Hot Dogs and 4 PEPSI products! Watch the Niagara Shopper for other specials to be coming soon! You'll find The New Humberstone Speedway 2 miles East of of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the Buffalo / Fort Erie border at the Peace Bridge. Now running Friday nights, the racing starts at 7:15 sharp with the pits opening at 5:00 PM and the grandstands at 6:00 PM. For further information, call Humberstone Speedway at: 905-834-4002 or Cosco Haulage at: 905-935-2886. Visit Humberstone on the web: and join your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Special thanks to our New Humberstone Speedway Weekly Series Sponsors and Divisions: Frontier Auto Dismantler Pure Stocks, Weekend Motorsports Mini Stocks, Niagara Auto Sales Pro 4 Trucks, J.C. Auto Street Stocks, Peters Excavating FASTRAK Late Models and Cosco Haulage DIRT-CAR Sportsman.  

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