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Mowat Grabs 1st Career Go Nuclear Victory at Humberstone

IMG_2707PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (July 24, 2016) Brighton, Ontario’s Brandon Mowat scored his first career Go Nulcear Late Model Tour victory in their Humber Nurseries Humberstone Holdup as part of Rankin Construction Night at the Humberstone Speedway on Sunday evening. With Mowat’s victory, he became the first Ontario-based driver to win the Go Nuclear Series in four series events at the historic Port Colborne oval. In weekly Humberstone racing action, Cody McPherson from St. Catharines, Ontario scored his third PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman victory of the 2016 season. Dave Bailey from Hagersville, Ontario earned his second victory of the season in the JC Auto Street Stocks. Craig Vlasic from Welland, Ontario earned his third Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks feature of the season. Rob Goulding from Pt Colborne, Ontario earned his second Cosco Haulage Mini Stock feature in the past three weeks.   Brandon Mowat and Dennis Lunger Jr led the Go Nuclear Late Model Tour to the green flag for their main event and the caution would  immediately come out in turn one as Norm Mayhew, Andy Mayhew and Travis Martineau all came together. The field would come back up to full song and it was Mowat showing the way over Lunger with Sam Pennacchio, Chris Fleming and AJ Kingsley running in the top five. Kingsley would get around Fleming and Pennacchio to take over third place, just as Rob Pietz would enter the top five for the first time on lap five. The caution would fly once again after Ken Winfield spun on the front straightaway. Rob Pietz’s strong run ended on lap six after sparks were showing from the underneath of the Pietz racer. Kingsley would take second away from Lunger on lap six, but Lunger would battle back for the second position. Lunger would regain the runner up spot just two laps later. Charlie Sandercock spun in turn two for the races fifth caution period on lap 11, erasing the lead that Mowat had over Lunger and Kingsley. On the restart, Mowat, Lunger, Kingsley and Pennacchio pulled away from Kyle Sopaz as he entered the top five for the first time. Mowat would open up his advantage over the field as the field hit the cross flags. After a pair of caution on laps 15 and 16, the field would have a single file restart. Mowat would take off in the lead as Lunger and Sam Pennacchio pulled away from AJ Kingsley for second and third respectively. Mowat got caught up in lap traffic, but was able to keep his lead but the caution came out as Brian Down spun in turn two. On the lap 20 restart, Mowat would once again take off as Pennacchio challenged Lunger for second. After being involved in an early race incident, Charlie Sandercock worked his way back up through the field to enter the top five with four laps remaining. The caution would come out once again on lap 27 as Andy Mayhew and Jeff Dayman came together in turn three. Mowat would pull away off the restart as Sandercock passed Pennacchio for third. Mowat would go on to score the win, his first career Go Nuclear win, Lunger, Sandercock, Pennacchio, and Kingsley would complete the top five. IMG_2730Tyler Puchalski took off into the lead early on in the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman. Jay Mallory spun on the front stretch after contact with AJ Custodi on lap three. Puchalski would take off into the lead with Cody McPherson taking over second on lap four. McPherson would take the lead in turn three on lap seven but Puchalski would regain the lead coming off turn four on the same lap. Brad Rouse would race his way into the top five after going three wide with Justin Sharp and Joey Mastrioanni. McPherson and Rouse would power their way into the top two off a lap 10 caution. Rouse would take the lead on lap 16 entering turn one but McPherson would regain the lead coming off turn four. Rouse would clear McPherson for good on lap 18. Rob Knapp spun in turn three to bring out the caution with five laps remaining. On the restart, Rouse and McPherson would battle for the lead, McPherson would take the lead back on lap 22. McPherson would hold off Rouse to score the win. IMG_2667Dave Bailey and Jason Fontaine shared the front row for the 20 lap main event for the JC Auto Street Stocks with Fontaine taking the lead on lap one. Kyle Pelrine and Bill Bleich Jr spun in turn three to bring out the races first caution. On the restart, it was Fontaine back in the lead over Bailey as Brad Sheehan and Rob Murray went side by side for several laps for the battle for third. Bailey and Fontaine would exchange the lead several times with Bailey taking the lead for good on lap seven. Fontaine would look underneath Bailey for the lead on lap 12, but Bailey would regain the lead just two laps later. Fontaine would take the lead back from Bailey on lap 17 after using a lap car to his advantage. Brandon Murrell slowed off turn two to bring out the red flag after Murrell’s motor caught fire. On the restart, Bailey would hold off Fontaine and Murray to score the win.   IMG_8572Frank Perry and Jamie Ayers led the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks to the green flag but it was Craig Vlasic taking the lead at the end of lap one. Andy Imbeault would take second away on lap three. Dillon Llord would catch and challenge Imbeault for second for several laps during the mid-point of the race. Llord would complete the pass to take over second from Imbeault with five laps remaining. Vlasic would pull away from Llord and Imbeault to pick up the checkered flag, his third of the season.       IMG_2632Leroy Buscumb and Mike Sarantakos brought the field of Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks to the green flag for their 15 lap feature event and it was Buscumb showing the way early on. Jason Coutu would take second with Rob Goulding moving into third on lap two. Mike Sarantakos would spin in turn two on lap eight to bring out the races first caution. Goulding would take the lead away from Buscumb on lap 10 as Evan Curtis would take third away from Coutu. Sarantakos would come to a stop in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 13. Goulding would pull away on the restart and would drive on to score the win.       NEWS AND NOTES: Roughly 90 competitors signed in pitside for the racing action. Young fan Dillon was Lucas Oil/Leslie Motorsports Jr Fan Members of the Week. Dillon received a prize pack from Lucas Oil and Leslie Motorsports. As part of being the Jr. Fan Member of the week, said “the most famous words in Motorsports” as well as got the chance to ride in the Pace Car and get picture taken with each of the feature winners in Epic Racewear Victory Lane! The Jr Fan of the Week can pick up their photos the following week courtesy of Soft Touch Images. The tradition returns next Sunday night as it is the All-Canadian Championships. Extra distance races and extra money are on the line in all of the weekly classes. The Street Stocks will be featured in their Duel on the Dirt Championship Series event. The Vintage Cars will be back on the program as well. Don’t forget about FREE camping all weekend with an adult ticket purchase to the All Canadian. Look for a press release on Tuesday regarding the times for the All Canadian! The Humberstone Speedway would like to thank all the new and returning Weekly Series Sponsors: PC Works (DIRTcar Sportsman), Pinty’s Delicious Foods (RUSH Late Models), J.C. Auto (Street Stocks), Mike Knapp Ford (Pro 4 Trucks), and the Cosco Haulage (Mini Stocks). 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 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 RACE REPORT: 7-24-16 Rankin Construction Night Go Nuclear Late Model Challenge Series: BRANDON MOWAT, Dennis Lunger Jr, Charlie Sandercock, Sam Pennacchio, AJ Kingsley, Kyle Sopaz, Phil Potts, Chris Fleming, Tim Gillespie, Greg Belyea, TJ Downs, Paul Grigsby, Adam Turner, Ken Winfield, Austin King, Mike Greene, Jeff Dayman, John Pinsonneault, Travis Martineau, Rob Pietz, Brian Down, Tyler Rand, Wyatt VanWart, Norm Mayhew Qualifying Winners: Phil Potts, Kyle Sopaz, Brandon Mowat PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman: CODY MCPHERSON, Brad Rouse, Justin Sharp, Luke Carleton, Jay Mallory, Adam Leslie, Tyler Puchalski, Matt Sharpe, Joey Mastrioanni, Jeff Armstrong, Dylan Davidson, Jordan Cosco, Chris Storm, Brian Page, AJ Custodi, Gord McIntosh, John Babion, Rob Knapp, Chad Chevalier, Darrell Farraway Qualifying Winners: Chris Storm, Matt Sharpe, Brad Rouse JC Auto Street Stocks: DAVE BAILEY, Jason Fontaine, Rob Murray, Bill Bleich Jr, Bryce Richardson, Kyle Pelrine, Brad Sheehan, Vince Fargnoli, Wesley Visser, Derek VanMil, Brandon Murrell Qualifying Winners: Brad Sheehan, Dave Bailey Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks: CRAIG VLASIC, Dillon Llord, Andy Imbeault, Danny Wurster, Mike Toovey, Rick Book, Emily Puchalski, Jamie Ayers, Terry Ronning, Frank Perry, Mitch Dumont, Kyle Tomaski Qualifying Winners: Andy Imbeault, Dillon Llord Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks: ROB GOULDING, Leroy Buscumb, Olivier Larocque, Kyle Haynes, Garnet Wilson, Jason Coutu, Evan Curtis, Kevin Pauls, Brandon Iudiciani, Mike Sarantakos, Teeple, Tom Neale, Chris Laskey, Cole Hardy, Clinton Barrick Qualifying Winners: Jason Coutu, Evan Curtis

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