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STEELE,FERRI, PANUNTE ALL CANADIAN HEADLINE WINNERS

Port Colborne,ON by Les Mawson(humberstonepr@yahoo.ca)

The largest crowd of the year showed up to watch yet another edition of the “All Canadian”, a special race conceived by John Puhl, the original owner of the speedway. Mother Nature tried to steal the show early in the day, throwing rain at the speedway in the morning, but, undaunted, the management and staff worked tirelessly to bring the racing surface back to peak condition and would like to thank all the fans that waited patiently for the show. One hundred and thirty seven cars were signed in the pits,making this show the biggest of 2012 so far.

DIRTcar 358 modifieds: Starting on the pole for the big 50 lap run was Chris Steele with the veteran Rob Pietz along side and on the drop of the green flags from starter John Veach, it was Steele with the early lead coming out of turn two. He would hold the lead for the first six laps until Chad Brachmann charged around him coming up to the start-finish line for lap seven.Brachmann would hold the lead for the next ten laps until he would be involved in a grinding crash in turns three and four. This crash involved Brachmann, Kenny Winfield, Mike Bowman, Paul Ashton, Tommy Flannigan, Travis Braun, Erick Rudolph and Fred Carleton with Carleton and Rudolph done for the night and seemingly so was Brachmann, but quick work by the Mighty Taco crew got him back in the race. This put Steele back in control of the race that he would not relinquish but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds as Chad Chevalier was trying his best to be the first Port Colborne driver to win the modified division portion of the All Canadian in a very long time. At the finish, it was Steele picking up the win, Chevalier was second and Bowman recovered from the wreck to finish third. Tim Jones was fourth and Brachmann came back to finish fifth.

COSCO HAULAGE DIRTcar Sportsman:

Starting on the pole for the big race was Rob Knapp with “the High Plains Drifter” Gary Lindberg along side of him and on the start, Knapp would be the early leader coming off of turn two but it would be Lindberg leading lap one. Lindberg would open up a sizable lead until lap 18 when he found out that if you live by running the high side, you can get bit by it as well, as he and Mark Chiddy ran over the front end of Darrell Ebersole, who was facing the wrong way on the top of turns one and two (just Like Brachmann in the Modified race!)Pat Sonnenberg and Robert Baker also ran into Ebersole,ending everybodies’ night.With Lindberg out, this put Greg Panunte in the lead with B J Willard and Brad Rouse right behind him, setting up a race long battle with these three. Despite hard challenges from Willard, Panunte was able to garner the win and take home the big money. Willard was second and Rouse was third. Fourth was Cody Mcpherson with older brother Tyler fifth. Consi winners were Adam Leslie and Darrell Farraway.

PETERS EXCAVATING FASTRAK Late Models: On the pole was the veteran Don Spiece with Doug Ricotta along side and on the drop of the green, Ricotta shot out to the early lead that he would hang onto for the first seven laps until Adam Ferri flew by him on lap eight. Ferri would then hang on for the win, surviving the lone caution for a spin by Kenny Winfield on lap 17. Winfield was able to resume the race with no damage. At the finish, it was Ferri holding off Ricotta for the win with Paul Grigsby third. Fourth was Jordan Peters with his father Darren fifth. With all Victory Lane celebrations held off until the end of the night, it was an emotional celebration for track promoter and team owner Pete Cosco as both of his cars were in there . (Steele and Ferri)

J C AUTO Street Stocks:This race almost turned out to be an enduro race as less than half of the cars entered finished with nine caution periods and most of those had more than one car involved. It started out innocently enough with Kevin Knapp setting the fast time and starting on the pole with Mark Fawcett along side of him. On the start, Knapp would grab the early lead which turned out to be the only lead change of the race. Fawcett’s night started out bad as he spun on lap two along with Bryce Richardson bringing out caution number one.caution number two would be for Kameron Kocarik slowing in turn four, the easiest one of the night. Caution number three would be for a big wreck in turns three and four involving Billy Hogue, Jason Fontaine, Barry Blanchard, Kenny Sargent and Paul Reichel. Sargent’s night was over with a broken rear axle. Just after the restart for this one, Ohsweken regular Ryan Dinning would spin in front of the pack in the middle of turn four sending sheet metal all over the place. Dinning probably should have packed it in with that wreck as seven laps later, he was involved in the next caution along with Shawn Wilson and Rick Book. Dinning was done with both a broken axle and front suspension damage on the right side, requiring him to be cradled off the track by the expert CAA crew. All the while when the carnage was going on, Knapp was having a good battle with the young gun James Thompson who was keeping Knapp honest and not letting him get too far out in front of everybody. Five laps after the Dinning incident, Blanchard and Fontaine got into another wreck along with Bob McNamara who was losing body panels left, right and center. Fontaine was in his old car tonight as his Camaro had engine problems in his consolation race. A few laps after that, Tyler Anderson, who was having a good run up to this point staying in the top five, spun in turn four, whacking the inside wall and ending his night. At this point, the decision was made to count caution flag laps, even though there was only one caution after that for Jordan Fidler’s spin. At the finish it was Knapp picking up the hard fought win over Thompson, who was making things interesting by trying to make a low groove in turns one and two out of the inner Jersey barrier, Billy Bleich,Jr in the Devin Habiuk Camaro was third with Reichel recovering to finish fourth and Fontaine in fifth. Consi winners were Hogue and Sargent.

NIAGARA AUTO Sales Pro 4 Trucks:Starting on the pole was defending points champion Greg Haegens with Adam Nicholls along side of him and on the start, Nicholls grabbed the early lead with Haegens right behind him. For the first while it was Nicholls and Haegens battling for the top spot closely followed by Lee Sleight, Mike Toovey and Hilary Haegens.Luckily for Toovey, the current point leader, tonight is “show-up” points only as he would drop out early in the race. Just as Greg Haegens was ready to make a move on Nicholls, he would get caught up with Jamie Ayers on the back stretch on lap 16 and bring out the sole caution of the race. This put Sleight right on the tailgate of Nicholls and Sleight would make the best of the opportunity, passing Nicholls and holding on for the win. Nicholls was second with Hilary Haegens third. Fourth was Taylor Vanderzanden and fifth was Andy Imbeault.

WEEKEND MOTORSPORTS Mini Stocks: We had some invaders come in from the Brighton Speedway with some cars that we normally don’t see, Honda Civics, which added a little spice to the class. On the pole was Brandon Iudiciani with one of the invaders on the outside, Jeff Humphrey. On the drop of the green, Humphrey shot out to the lead, leaving iudiciani in his wake. Back in the pack though, on the original start, Nate Monahan got sideways in turn one, with Rob Overholt and Chris Sheppard running into him and bringing out the first caution. On the restart, it was still Humphrey in the lead with Iudiciani behind him, but back in the pack, the guys that Humphrey brought with him were moving towards the front. Seven laps into the run, Overholt’s night got worse as he was spun going down the back stretch by Justin Ramsay, who apparently took offense to some rubbing that Overholt gave him on the front stretch, taking Overholt out in a PIT maneuver that the OPP would be proud of! Overholt was able to continue, however, his teammate, Jay Pietz, was having engine problems and was stalled on the front stretch. He was pushed back to the pits and came back on, many laps later. A little later in the run,the next caution would come out for a jingle in turn four involving Garnet Wilson who lost his right rear wheel and ending his night. Just one more caution would slow Humphrey’s run, that for Ron Loggie losing his right rear, and Humphrey would win in his first trip to the speedway. His team mate, Matt Hatley would get second over Kyle Pelrine with a late charge for third. Fourth was Iudiciani with fifth going to another invader, Mike Taylor.

FRONTIER AUTO DISMANTLERS Pure Stocks:Starting on the pole was the veteran Brad “the Hammer” Booker with Mason Smith along side of him. On the drop of the green, Booker grabbed the early lead, surviving the only caution for a spin by Sam Iftody in turn four. On the restart, Booker would hold off the charges of what turned out to be the”Kyle and Kyle show”, that being Tomaski and Rothwell. For the whole run, it was Tomaski and Rothwell fighting over who was going to pass Booker with no clear cut victor in that battle, allowing Booker to hang on for the apparent win. Booker was later disqualified in post race technical inspection, losing whatever points and money earned for the night, but keeping the win for handicapping purposes later in the year.Tomaski was second with Rothwell third.Iftody would come back from his spin to finish fourth with Oliver Larocque fifth.

Don’t forget, next week ,Tidyman Maintenence and Port Colborne Laundry present a New Humberstone Weekly Series AND the second “Eve of Destruction” Enduro Qualifier!

358 DIRTcar Modifieds

1..17C..CHRIS STEELE..2..12..Chad Chevalier..3..71..Mike Bowman..4..15J..Tim Jones..5..3B..Chad Brachmann..6..72..Tommy Flannigan..7..08..Mark D’Ilario..8..88..Shayne Pierce..9..06..Brandon Easey..10..67..Dave Small..11..82..Kenny Winfield..12..69..Rob Pietz..13..1A..Paul Ashton..14..76..Travis Braun..15..6.. Mat Williamson..16..22..Larry Lampman,Jr..17..25..Erick Rudolph..18..96..Fred Carleton..19..18..Rick Hoctor

COSCO HAULAGE DIRTcar Sportsman: 1..99P..GREG PANUNTE..2..77..B J Willard..3..18R..Brad Rouse..4..7..Cody Mcpherson..5..777..Tyler Mcpherson..6..15L..Adam Leslie..7..3A..Adam Hilton..8..06..Brandon Easey..9..74..Dave Flannigan,Jr…10..38..Austin Wood..11..66..Darrell Farraway..12..11..Joey Mastroianni..13..12A..Jeff Armstrong..14..5S..Matt Sharpe..15..33..Gregg Rauscher..16..68..Paul Jorgensen..17..34..Ron MacAuley..18..22..Travis Miller..19..23..Larry Czinege,Jr…20..2K..Rob Knapp..21..43…Darrell Ebersole..22..28..Gary Lindberg..23..78..Pat Sonnenberg..24..54..Mark Chiddy..25..40..Robert Baker..26..14..Paul Williamson

PETERS EXCAVATING FASTRAK Late Models 1..17C..ADAM FERRI..2..01..Doug Ricotta..3..14G..Paul Grigsby..4..11P..Jordan Peters..5..1P..Darren Peters..6..99..Dean Ferri..7..15..Tim Gillespie..8..82..Kenny Winfield..9..14F..Sean Frey..10..M5..Paul Milligan..11..49..Bill Gill..88..Don Speice

J C AUTO Street Stocks 1..4K..KEVIN KNAPP..2..00..James Thompson..3..5B..Bill Bleich,Jr…4..711..Paul Reichel..5..1J..Jason Fontaine..6..333X..Kevin Kocarik..7…04..Rick Book..8..32..Mark Fawcett..9..X..Steve Robison..10..11B..John Babion..11..08..Shawn Wilson..12..0..Tim Zack..13..28..Jim Lampman..14..22F..Jordan Fidler..15..333..Kameron Kocarik..16..151..Bob McNamara..17..22MX..Chris Duchesne..18..9…Tyler Anderson..19..31B..Barry Blanchard..20..8..Ryan Dinning..21..48H.. Billy Hogue..22..11R..Bryce Richardson..23..23X..Dave Bitner,Jr..24..25..Kenny Sargent..25…Doug Sutherland

NIAGARA AUTO SALES Pro 4 Trucks 1..11S LEE SLEIGHT..2..55.. Adam Nicholls..3..7..Hilary Haegens..4..74..Taylor Vanderzanden..5..32A..Andy Imbeault..6..23..Craig Vlasic..7..44..Danny Wurster..8..76..Greg Haegens..9..04..Adam Williams..10..10..Jaimie Ayers..`11..19JR..Colton Ledingham..12..2V..Mike Toovey

WEEKEND MOTORSPORTSMini Stocks 1..17H..JEFF HUMPHREY..2..23..Matt Hatley..3..47X Kyle Pelrine..4..79..Brandon Iudiciani..5..02..Mike Taylor..6..03..Justin Ramsay..7..67V..Steve Vanderzanden..8..2EEZ..Evan Curtis..9..48..Rob Overholt..10..Tyler Lafantaisie..11..17..Chris Laskey..12…12..Tony Kelly..13..15S..Chris Sheppard..14..33..Greg Wilson..15..07..Jocelyne Wiley..16..14K..Katie Cosco..17..3G..Mike Giberson..18..705..Nate Monahan..19..114..Ron Loggie..20..9..Bob Gill..21..74..Jason Pietz..22..71..Garnet Wilson..23..31..Dave Bailey..24..4..Jason Coutu..25..88..Brandon Boychuk

FRONTIER AUTO DISMANTLERS Pure Stocks 1..16B..BRAD BOOKER2..54..Kyle Tomaski (DQ)..3..Kyle Rothwell..4..38S..Sam Iftody..5..91..Oliver Larocque..6..8..Mike Greene..7..13..Jackie Giancola..8.14S..Mason Smith..9.5B..Billy Smith..10..16E..Steven Michael Conway..11..2C..?..12..01..Brad Alward..71..Leroy Buscumb

 

Pure Stocks
Qualifying Car # Name Lap 1 Lap 2 Best Lap
1 14 Kyle Rothwell 24.160 23.31 23.310
2 71 Leroy Buscomb 23.350 23.440 23.350
3 14S Mason Smith 24.440 23.380 23.380
4 38S Sam Iftody 23.970 23.780 23.780
5 16B Brad Booker 24.470 23.840 23.840
6 91 Olivier Larocque 24.750 24.280 24.280
7 5B Billy Smith 24.590 24.340 24.340
8 16E Steve Conway 26.410 24.440 24.440
9 13 Jackie Giancola 26.130 24.810 24.810
10 54 Kyle Tomaski 25.130 24.810 24.810
11 8 Mike Greene 25.780 25.060 25.060
12 2C Marcel Boregard 27.310 25.280 25.280
13 O1 Brad Alward 26.560 26.280 26.280
14 2G Geoff Gingras 30.880 30.630 30.630
Mini Stocks
Qualifying Car # Name Lap 1 Lap 2 Best Lap
1 O3 Justin Ramsay 21.060 21.060 21.060
2 17H Jeff Humprys 21.410 21.160 21.160
3 47X Kyle Pelrine 21.910 21.440 21.440
4 705 Nathan Monahan 21.970 21.470 21.470
5 23 Mat Hatley 22.130 21.590 21.590
6 48 Rob Overholt 21.840 21.660 21.660
7 79 Brandon Iducianni 21.910 21.720 21.720
8 67 Steve Vanderzanden 22.340 21.750 21.750
9 31 Dave Bailey 22.470 21.810 21.810
10 74 Jay Pietz 22.470 21.81 21.810
11 71 Garnet Wilson 24.030 21.880 21.880
12 17 Chris Laskey 22.440 21.910 21.910
13 33 Greg Wilson 22.560 21.94 21.940
14 96 Tyler Lafontasie 22.690 21.970 21.970
15 12 Tony Kelly 22.440 22.030 22.030
16 15S Chris Sheppard 22.060 22.150 22.060
17 114 Ron Loggie 22.090 22.06 22.060
18 2EZ Evan Curtis 22.380 22.250 22.250
19 9 Bob Gill 22.340 22.28 22.280
20 O2 Mike Taylor 22.340 22.69 22.340
21 O7 Jocelyne Wiley 22.560 22.720 22.560
22 4 Jason Coutu 23.130 23.030 23.030
23 3K Mike Giberson 24.220 23.340 23.340
24 14K Katie Cosco 23.940 23.84 23.840
25 88 Brandon Boychuk 25.630 23.91 23.910
Pro 4 Trucks
Qualifying Car # Name Lap 1 Lap 2 Best Lap
1 2V Mike Toovey 22.000 22.410 22.000
2 7 Hilary Haegens 22.410 22.380 22.380
3 76 Greg Haegens 22.940 22.530 22.530
4 23 Craig Vlasic 23.500 22.630 22.630
5 55 Adam Nicholls 22.940 22.66 22.660
6 74 Taylor Vanderzanden 22.750 24.030 22.750
7 11S Lee Slieght 22.970 23.130 22.970
8 19JR Colton Ledingham 23.090 25.880 23.090
9 32A Andy Imbeault 25.470 23.780 23.780
10 44 Danny Wurster 26.160 24.410 24.410
11 10 Jaime Ayers 26.630 25.280 25.280
12 O4 Adam Williams 27.590 25.970 25.970
Street Stocks
Qualifying Car # Name Lap 1 Lap 2 Best Lap
1 11r Brice Richardson 20.033 20.844 20.033
2 31B Barry Blanchard 21.690 20.180 20.180
3 23 Dave Bitner 20.470 20.56 20.470
4 8 Ryan Dinning 21.130 20.5 20.500
5 4K Kevin Knapp 20.715 20.773 20.715
6 5H Billy Bliech 20.822 20.953 20.822
7 32 Mark Fawcett 21.270 20.878 20.878
8 28 Jim Lampman 22.750 20.94 20.940
9 OO James Thompson 21.210 20.99 20.990
10 9 Tyler Anderson 21.110 21.36 21.110
11 O4 Rick Book 21.136 22.907 21.136
12 333 Kameron Kocorick 21.425 21.156 21.156
13 X Steve Robison 21.910 21.383 21.383
14 25 Ken Sargent 21.698 21.444 21.444
15 48H Billy Houge 21.454 21.459 21.454
16 1L Lee Winger 21.530 21.49 21.490
17 151 Bobby MacNamara 22.632 21.550 21.550
18 O8 Shawn Wilson 21.940 21.560 21.560
19 333X Kevin Kocorik 22.250 21.612 21.612
20 27 Doug Sutherland 22.130 21.66 21.660
21 711 Paul Riechel 22.535 21.701 21.701
22 O Tim Zack 21.986 21.701 21.701
23 1J Jason Fontaine 22.410 21.910 21.910
24 22F Jordan Fidler 25.433 22.127 22.127
25 11 John Babion 23.380 23.090 23.090
26 22MX Chris Dushane 100.000 100.000 100.000
Sportsman
Qualifying Car # Name Lap 1 Lap 2 Best Lap
1 28 Gary Lindburg 16.878 16.638 16.638
2 18R Brad Rouse 16.641 16.695 16.641
3 O6 Brandon Easey 16.689 16.915 16.689
4 99P Greg Panunte 16.899 16.757 16.757
5 38 Austin Wood 16.827 19.908 16.827
6 7 Cody McPherson 17.010 16.84 16.840
7 77 BJ Willard 17.021 16.853 16.853
8 2K Rob Knapp 17.219 16.854 16.854
9 54 Mark Chiddy 16.888 16.902 16.888
10 777 Tyler McPherson 16.925 17.104 16.925
11 3A Adam Hilton 16.948 17.146 16.948
12 40 Rob Baker 16.954 17.097 16.954
13 15 Adam Leslie 16.992 17.206 16.992
14 12A Jeff Armstrong 17.130 17.073 17.073
15 74 Dave Flannigan 17.082 17.180 17.082
16 66 Darrell Faraway 17.110 17.356 17.110
17 23 Larry Czinge 17.112 17.214 17.112
18 14 Paul Williamson 17.582 17.238 17.238
19 43 Nick Cupolo 17.241 17.324 17.241
20 88 Chris Bellamy 17.542 17.259 17.259
21 5S Matt Sharpe 17.481 17.291 17.291
22 22 Travis Miller 17.474 17.349 17.349
23 68 Paul Jorgensen 17.382 17.593 17.382
24 20J Tony Cowell 17.937 17.432 17.432
25 34 Ron   MacAuley 17.854 17.445 17.445
26 33 Greg Rouscher 17.450 17.469 17.450
27 OO Jesse Penner 17.572 17.976 17.572
28 78 Pat Sonnenberg 17.844 18.192 17.844
29 5H Ray Hockridge 18.646 17.85 17.850
30 11 Joey Mastrioanni 18.596 17.333 18.596
31 M7 18.910 18.910 18.910
LateModel
Qualifying Car # Name Lap 1 Lap 2 Best Lap
1 1P Daren Peters 16.717 16.207 16.207
2 17C Adam Ferri 16.762 16.755 16.755
3 14G Paul Grisby 17.072 16.877 16.877
4 11J Jordan Peters 16.906 16.973 16.906
5 O1 Doug Ricotta 17.380 17.030 17.030
6 14 Steve Frey 17.560 17.121 17.121
7 88 Don Spiece 17.368 17.143 17.143
8 82 Ken Winfield 18.410 17.220 17.220
9 15 Tim Gillespie 17.354 17.496 17.354
10 M5 Paul Milligan 17.750 17.440 17.440
11 99 Dean Ferri 17.567 17.500 17.500
12 49 Bill Gill 18.940 17.720 17.720
Modified
Qualifying Car # Name Lap 1 Lap 2 Best Lap
1 6 Matt Williamson 15.808 15.770 15.770
2 71 Mike Bowman 15.948 15.842 15.842
3 17C Chris Steele 15.872 15.846 15.846
4 3 Chad Brachmann 16.892 15.892 15.892
5 69 Rob Pietz 16.107 15.922 15.922
6 76 Travis Braun 15.952 15.951 15.951
7 15J Tim Jones 16.134 15.954 15.954
8 22 Larry Lampman 16.125 15.965 15.965
9 88 Shayne Pierce 16.050 16.083 16.050
10 12 Chad Chevllier 16.365 16.081 16.081
11 18 Rick Hoctor 16.106 16.099 16.099
12 O6 Brandon Easey 16.129 16.393 16.129
13 O8 Mark D’ilario 16.188 16.138 16.138
14 93 Rich Vinson 16.229 16.201 16.201
15 72 Tommy Flannigan 16.231 16.223 16.223
16 1A Paul Ashton 16.267 16.782 16.267
17 82 Ken Winfield 16.324 16.311 16.311
18 67 Dave Small 16.530 16.531 16.530
19 25 Eric Rudolph 17.087 17.012 17.012

 

Regular general admission to Humberstone Speedway,at twelve dollars, is still a bargain in today’s economy! Please note,the new start time is 7:45 PM to allow racers and fans more time to get to the speedway. 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 7:45 sharp with the pits opening at 5:30 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 DIRTcar Sportsman.

 

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