Port Colborne,ON by Les Mawson(firstname.lastname@example.org) Tidyman Maintenance and Port Colborne Laundry sponsored the night at the speedway and staff and management would like to thank them for the fine job they did last night!
In the 25 lap Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman..Starting on the front row was Gregg Rauscher with Darrell Farraway along side of him. On the drop of the green, Rauscher took the early lead and held it for the first two laps. They say”cautions begen cautions” and it took three tries to get lap two in the books as first Austin Wood and then Paul Jorgenson spun and then on the last try, Dave Flannigan,Jr. tagged the front stretch wall. During that stretch,Rauscher lost the lead to Farraway and on the last try, Adam Leslie took the point and held the lead for the next 16 laps, surviving two more restarts. Just when it looked as if Leslie was going to take his first win with Cody McPherson right on his tail, the yellow flag came out for his team-mate Joey Mastroianni. On the restart going into turns 3 and 4, Leslie took a different line than what he was running to try and block McPherson but McPherson saw that and high and passed Leslie coming to the start-finish line. After that,McPherson ran out to a sizable lead and took his second win of 2012. Leslie held on for second while Gary Lindberg was third. Fourth was Greg Panunte and Farraway held on to fifth. Heat winners were Lindberg, Farraway and Mark Chiddy.
For the 20 lap Peters Excavating FASTRAK Late Models.. Just like last week, it was Kenny Winfield on the pole with Don Spiece beside him. On the drop of the green, Spiece took the early lead and then held it for the first nine laps. Just like last week, he was showing a lot of sparks coming from his rear brakes and once again, that cost him a good finish. At the halfway mark, Zack Carley took the lead and then proceeded to hold off the always fast Darren Peters for the last five laps. Peters tried to get around Carley any which way he could, shy of blatantly taking him out, and with no yellow flags to bunch up the field, the youngster Carley was able to keep Peters at bay. Coming to the checker flag, Peters ducked down low going through the last turns, but fell short by a nose. The finish was so close, it took only the transponders to determine who won! Carley picked up his first win of 2012 and until we hear different, his first win of his career, Peters was second and third was Adam Ferri. Fourth was Jorden Peters while fifth was Tim Gillespie. The two heats were split between the Peters.
In thwe 20 lap JC Auto Street Stocks..Starting on the pole was Chris Duchesne with Shawn Wilson along side of him. On the drop of the green, Duchesne jumped out to the early lead and then held it for the first seven laps with Jason Fontaine right on his tail. Fontaine was having a good battle with Paul Reichel early on but was finally able to clear him and then go after Duchesne. Fontaine was able to take the lead on lap eight and hold it until lap seventeen. Chris Crawford, in his first appearance here in over a month, took the lead on lap eighteen and held on for his first win of 2012. Fontaine looked like a lock to take second, but on the last lap had a flat tire on the right front and fell back to third, giving second to Reichel. Fourth was Duchesne with Dave Bitner Jr. taking fifth. Heat winners were Fontaine and Charlie Lynch.
The 15 lap Niagara Auto Sales Pro 4 Trucks..Starting on the pole was Adam Williams alongside of rookie Taylor Vanderzanden. On the drop of the green, Vanderzanden got the early lead over Williams, who got tangled up with a couple of trucks, and since they didn’t stop on the track, there was no yellow flag flown at that point. Williams then limped back into the pits and the race kept going. There were two caution periods later on for spins but nothing major. Vanderzanden was able to survive in the lead through the yellow flags and take home his first win of his career over a fast closing Lee Sleight. Third was Adam Nicholls, fourth was Mike Toovey while Hilary Haegens was fifth. Heat winners were Nicholls and Danny Wurster.
For the 15 Weekend Motorsports Mini Stocks…Starting on the pole was Nate Monahan alongside of Greg Wilson. On the start, Wilson grabbed the early lead over Monahan and held it for the first seven laps. Monahan took the lead on lap eight, holding off a determined Wilson, looking to get the spot back. Two late caution periods did nothing to change the finishing order and Monahan picked up his second win of 2012. Wilson was second with Brandon Iudiciani in third, feeling like he was the meat in a Wilson sandwich as Greg’s father, Garnet Wilson, was right behind him in fourth. Fifth was Jason Coutu. Heat winners were Monahan and Iudiciani.
For the entry level 15 lap Frontier Auto Dismantlers Pure Stocks..Starting on the pole was Jon Vineski with Kyle Tomaski along side. On the green, Vineski got the early lead coming out of turn two and held it for the first two laps. Sam Iftody took the lead for the next few laps, but then he was passed by Kyle Rothwell. Rothwell would then lead from lap 6 until the end, but not without some action behind him. Past winners Iftody and Leroy Buscumb would come together in turn two with Buscumb getting the worst of the deal. On the restart, it put Oliver Larocque right behind Rothwell and the two youngsters then put on a show for the lead with Rothwell coming out on top for the win. Second was Larocque with Tomaski, with his best finish in 2012,third. Fourth was Mike Greene and fifth was Iftody. Heat winners were Vineski and Rothwell.
In the 20 lap Vintage cars..Starting on the front row were Gordie Edwards alongside of Scott Philipps. Edwards would lead the first two laps but was soon gobbled up by what turned out to be the top five finishers. After a quick caution on lap 2 for Philipps and Daryl Bray, first Mark Saul and then Doug Fralick took the point. Fralick and Saul would swap the lead for about six laps, but Fralick finally took the lead for good at the halfway point. Fralick was not having an easy time of it though as Brian Page was right behind him, knocking on his back door for the last half of the run. At the finish,it was Fralick picking up his second win of 2012 with Page second and Al Harju third. Fourth was Saul and fifth was Brad Gravestock. Fralick also picked up the heat win.
Next up is the second half of the Canada Day double header presented by St. Catharines Truck and Trailer featuring the return of the 358 DIRTcar Modifieds, the second leg of the “Top of the Rock” Street Stock Series, the Weekend Motorsports Mini Stocks, the Niagara Auto Sales Pro 4 Trucks and the second 30 lap “Eve of Destruction” Enduro qualifier!
Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman
1..7..CODY McPHERSON 2..15L..Adam Leslie 3..28..Gary Lindberg..4..99P..Greg Panunte..5..66..Darrell Farraway..6..77..BJ Willard..7..06..Brandon Easey.8..54..Mark Chiddy..9..3A..Adam Hilton..10..38..Austin Wood..11..18R..Brad Rouse..12..23..Larry Czinege,Jr..13..5S..Matt Sharpe..14..12A..Jeff Armstrong…15..34..Ron MacAuley..16..Joey Mastroianni..17..68..Paul Jorgenson..18..88..Chris Bellamy..19..33..Gregg Rauscher..20..74..Dave Flannigan,Jr..21..22T..Travis Miller
Peters Excavating FASTRAK Late Models
1..8..ZACK CARLEY..2..1P.. Darren Peters..3..17C..Adam Ferri..4..11P..Jorden Peters..5..15..Tim Gillespie..6..5M Paul Milligan..7..82..Kenny Winfield..8..79..9..14F..10..88..Don Spiece..11..49..Bill Gill
JC Auto Street Stocks..
1..4C..CHRIS CRAWFORD..2..711..Paul Reichel..3..1J..Jason Fontaine..4..22MX..Chris Duchesne..5..23..Dave Bitner,Jr..6..19L..Charlie Lynch..7..9..Tyler Anderson..8..31B..Barry Blanchard..9..90..Vince Fargnoli..10..86..Terry Ronning..11..04..Rick Book..12..08..Shawn Wilson
Niagara Auto Sales Pro 4 Trucks..
1..74..TAYLOR VANDERZANDEN..2..11S..Lee Sleight..3..55..Adam Nicholls..4..2V..Mike Toovey..5..7..Hilary Haegens..6..32A..Andy Imbeault..7..19Jr..Colton Ledingham..8..10..Jamie Ayers..9..44..Danny Wurster..10..76..Greg Haegens..11..04..Adam Williams
Weekend Motorsports Mini Stocks..
1..705..NATE MONAHAN..2..33..Greg Wilson..3..79..Brandon Iudiciani..4..71..Garnet Wilson..5..4..Jason Coutu..6..47X..Kyle Pelrine..7..48..Rob Overholt..8..96..Tyler Lafantaisie..9..114..Ron Loggie..10..88S..Brandon Boychuck..11..07..Jocelyne Wiley..12..3K..Aaron Wiley
Frontier Auto Dismantlers Pure Stocks..
1..14..KYLE ROTHWELL..2..91..Oliver Larocque..3..54..Kyle Tomaski..5..38S..Sam Iftody..6..51J..Jon Vineski..7..21..Billy Buscumb..8..13..Jackie Giancola..9..14S..Mason Smith..10,,71..Leroy Buscumb..11..01..Brad Alward
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 This Week 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: www.humberstonespeedway.com 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.