PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO… Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY drove away from the field and picked up the win for the DIRTcar Modifieds. Josh Sliter from Ridgeway, Ontario went two for two on the weekend after he picked up the win in the TUSA Modified Lite event. James Thompson from St. Catharines, Ontario won his second straight JC Auto Street Stock feature. Third generation driver Taylor Vanderzanden from Fenwick, Ontario picked up his first win of the season in the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks while Kyle Rothwell from Welland, Ontario picked up the Trackside Decals Mini Stock feature. Sam Iftody from Fenwick, Ontario picked up his second consecutive win in the Frontier Auto Dismantlers Pure Stocks. Glen Hills was victorious in the Eve of Destruction Flag Pole Race qualifier
“The Real Deal” Chris Steele and Erick Rudolph led the field of DIRTcar Modifieds to the green flag for their 35 lap feature event with Rudolph using the outside to his advantage and taking over the lead on the opening circuit. “Mighty Mouse” Mat Williamson, racing in his Big Block quickly got around Steele for second and tried to reel down Rudolph. Robbie Krull used the outside and entered the top five after passing Bill Bleich Sr out of turn two on lap ten. Just one lap later, Justin Wright, also in a Big Block, got around Bleich for sixth place. At the races halfway point, Rudolph continued to show the way with Williamson in second with Steele, Chad Chevalier and Justin Wright running in the top five. Robbie Krull went back to work and got around both Wright and Chevalier to race in fourth place with under ten laps remaining. Krull continued to be one of the fastest cars on the track, went side by side with Chris Steele for third place and passed Steele with thirty laps shown on the lap counter.
Erick Rudolph went on a Sunday night cruise and picked up the victory in the DIRTcar Modifieds. Mat Williamson finished in second and he was followed to the line by Robbie Krull, Chris Steele and Justin Wright.
Derek Wagner and Tim Anderson were on the front row for the Team United Sanctioning Association Mr. Dirt Modified Lite West Regional Tour event to the double green flags of starter John Veach and it was Wagner getting the lead. The first caution of the race occurred on lap one as Jason Corless, Brad Reif and Ray Sliter Jr came together in turn three. On the restart Wagner and Anderson came together in turn one to bring out the caution and Josh Sliter inherited the lead. The restart saw Sliter pull away from the field with Rick Koabel and Dylan Davidson in the top three. Davidson and Koabel went side by side for several laps but Koabel answered all of Davidson’s challenges. Jeff May used the cushion to get around Davidson. However Koabel got loose in one and brought out the caution. On the lap nine restart, Sliter pulled away with Wagner getting under Davidson to take over second place. The move for second lasted only 400 feet as Wagner spun by himself in turn four to bring out the caution.
Sliter continued to show the way off the restart with Jeff May and Dylan Davidson battled for second with Tim Anderson and Paul Klager right there as well making it a four car battle for second place with five laps remaining. Dan Reif brought out a caution on lap 19 setting up a one lap dash for the checkered. The one lap saw Wagner move back through the field and entered the top four but Sliter came across the line first to pick up the victory. Jeff May and Paul Klager completed the top three with Wagner and Dan Ferguson completing the top five.
Caistor Centre, Ontario residents Jim Lampman and Ryan Turner led the field of JC Auto Street Stocks to the green flag with Ryan Turner getting the advantage. Alex Morris got around Lampman for second and quickly got up to the rear bumper of leader Turner but Turner would pull away. Defending divisional champion Jason Fontaine entered the top three on lap five and went three wide with Turner and Morris and took over the race lead on lap six.
The races first caution came out on lap ten with Mike Greene and Chris Duchesne getting together in turn one. On the restart, Fontaine pulled way with last weeks feature winner James Thompson passed Cory Turner to take over second place. Thompson went underneath Fontaine to take over the lead on lap 15 just as Ryan Turner and Jim Lampman got together in turn one to bring out the caution . On the restart, Thompson was able to pull away from Fontaine with Cory Turner and Lee Winger and Alex Morris running in the top five. Thompson held off Fontaine, Turner and Lee Winger to pick up his second straight street stock feature win.
Mike Toovey and Craig Vlasic led the field of Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks to the green flag with Vlasic showing the way around the 3/10th’s Port Colborne oval. Taylor Vanderzanden made it a three truck battle for the lead with Sam Pennacchio and Greg Haegens not far behind the lead three. Vanderzanden got around Toovey for second and went right to work on race leader Vlasic at the races halfway mark. Vanderzanden took over the lead on lap nine and Toovey took over second on lap ten with the Haegens siblings of Greg and Hilary racing right behind the duo in the top five. Vanderzanden would go on and get his first win of the season. Mike Toovey would finish second and he was followed to the line by Craig Vlasic, Greg and Hilary Haegens completed the top five.
Nate Monahan and Leroy Buscumb led the field of Trackside Decals Mini Stocks and it was a four wide battle for the lead with Tyler Lafantaisie taking over the race lead on lap one. Kyle Rothwell cleared Lafantaisie for the lead on the outside of turn two to take over the lead on lap two. Evan Curtis had problems and went off to the infield on lap three with terminal problems on his 2ez racer.
Rocco Conte went three wide with Buscumb and Manahan to take over fourth place on lap eight of the 15 lap feature distance. Kyle Rothwell rolled on to pick up the win with Lafantaisie finishing in second. Kyle Pelrine finished in third and he was followed to the line by Rocco Conte and Leroy Buscumb completing the top five.
Roy Crawford and Olivier Larocque led the field of Frontier Auto Dismantlers Pure Stocks to the green flag with Larocque getting the early advantage. Mason Smith brought out the first caution on lap number two and on the restart, Larocque pulled away from the field. Last week’s feature winner Sam Iftody and opening night winner Kyle Tomaski worked their way up through the field and quickly entered the top three. Larocque got loose exiting turn two on lap five and lost several positions and Brad Alward took over the race lead.
Alward and Iftody battled for several laps and Iftody showed the way at the races halfway mark. Polesitter Crawford spun in turn four to bring out a late race caution with five laps remaining. Iftody pulled away from Alward on the restart and went on to pick up his second win of the season. Points leader Kyle Tomaski finished in third and was followed to the line by Marcel Beauregard and Brad Booker.
Glen Hills out-dueled several competitors and grabbed an automatic qualifying spot for the Flag Pole Race at the Eve of Destruction event scheduled to be on September 22nd.
PIT NOTES: If any driver win a feature in the month of May, they will be automatically qualified for the All Canadian Championships on Civic Holiday weekend. If a driver fails to qualify for a feature event, the driver will receive a free pit entry for the following weeks racing events. The checkered flag flew on the DIRTcar Modified feature at 7:40pm. The regular racing program was completed at 8:55pm. The final checkered flag flew at 9:10pm after the completion of the Flag Pole race.
Racing returns next Sunday when Reeb House presents the Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Pro 4 Trucks and Mini Stocks. Also on the card will be a 30 lap Eve of Destruction Enduro. Racing will start promptly at 6:00pm with both the Pits and Grandstand gates opening at 4:00pm.
The New Humberstone Speedway would like to thank all the new and returning Weekly Series Sponsors: Cosco Haulage (DIRTcar Sportsman), Peters Excavating (UMP/DIRTcar Pro Late Models), J.C. Auto (Street Stocks), Mike Knapp Ford (Pro 4 Trucks), Trackside Decals (Mini Stocks) and Frontier Auto Dismantlers (Pure Stocks).
The New Humberstone Speedway is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). For more information, please visit us on the World Wide Web at www.humberstonespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @NewHumberstone and like us on Facebook. Don’t forget to bring your portable FM radios and listen to all the action on 90.3FM. You can also call the speedway at (905) 834-4002 or the speedway office at Cosco Haulage (905) 935-2886
OFFICIAL RESULTS: 5-26-13
DIRTcar Modifieds: ERICK RUDUOLPH, Mat Williamson, Robbie Krull, Chris Steele, Justin Wright, Chad Chevalier, Bill Bleich Sr, Tommy Flannigan and Kenny Winfield
Heat Winner: Chris Steele
TUSA Mr. Dirt Modified Lite Tour: JOSH SLITER, Jeff May, Paul Klager, Derek Wagner, Dan Ferguson, Dan Kviring, Dylan Davidson, Ray Sliter Jr, Evan Leonard, Tim Anderson, Dan Reif, Brad Reif, Dean Pronovost, Tim Reif and Jason Corless
Heat Winners: Derek Wagner, Josh Sliter
J.C. Auto Street Stocks: JAMES THOMPSON, Jason Fontaine, Cory Turner, Lee Winger, Alex Morris, Paul Reichel, Terry Ronning, Ryan Turner, Jim Lampman, Doug Crawford, John Babion, Chris Duchesne and Mike Greene
Heat Winners: Jim Lampman, Paul Reichel
Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks: TAYLOR VANDERZANDEN, Mike Toovey, Craig Vlasic, Greg Haegens, Hilary Haegens, Andy Imbeault, Rick Book, Sam Pennacchio, Adam Nicholls, Colton Ledingham, Jamie Ayers and Danny Wurster
Heat Winners: Craig Vlasic, Greg Haegens
Trackside Decals Mini Stocks: KYLE ROTHWELL, Tyler Lafantaisie, Kyle Pelrine, Rocco Conte, Leroy Buscumb, Nate Monahan, Dave Small, Garnet Wilson, Brandon Iudiciani, Greg Wilson, Katie Cosco, Kurtis Wiley and Evan Curtis
Heat Winners: Leroy Buscumb, Kyle Pelrine
Frontier Auto Dismantler Pure Stocks: SAM IFTODY, Brad Alward, Kyle Tomaski, Marcel Beauregard, Brad Booker, Jeremy Cooper, Mason Smith, Bill Smith, Olivier Larocque, Roy Crawford, Geoff Gingras and Chris Anderson
Heat Winner: Sam Iftody