PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO… (July 23, 2017) On a very busy Sunday night at the Humberstone Speedway, St. Catharines, Ontario drivers and past divisional and former Mr. DIRT Champions Cody McPherson and Brad Rouse earned victories in the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman on Verge Insurance Center Night at the races. Gasline, Ontario’s Rob Pietz and Niagara Falls, Ontario racer Sam Pennacchio each took home the checkered flags in the Maple Leaf Foods RUSH Late Models. Jim Lampman from Caistor Centre, Ontario and Port Colborne, Ontario’s Jason Fontaine were first across the line in the two main events for the JC Auto Street Stocks. Kyle Haynes from Caledon, Ontario won the main event for the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks and Dylan Llord from St. Catharines, Ontario scored another win in the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks. Max Chechuk survived the field and won the Demolition Derby. The Sportsman, Late Models, and Street Stocks all raced in makeup features from last Sunday’s rainout.
Cody McPherson was able to pick up his first win of the season in the rained out feature from July 16th for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman. For McPherson, it was his first triumph of the season at Humberstone. Chad Chevalier, Mark Chiddy, Adam Leslie, and Jay Mallory completed the top five. In the regularly scheduled 25 lap feature, Brad Rouse earned his fourth feature win of the season. The rest of the top five was Cody McPherson, Adam Leslie, Justin Sharp, and Chad Chevalier.
Rob Pietz was able to score his first win of the season in the rained out feature for the Maple Leaf Foods RUSH Late Models. Pietz held off Chad Homan, Sam Pennacchio, Jeff Dayman and Colton Ledingham to get the win. In the second 20 lap feature for the RUSH Late Models, it was “The Minion Mobile” with Sam Pennacchio at the controls taking home his second win of the season. Rob Pietz, Tim Gillespie, Jeff Dayman, and Chad Homan rounded out the top five finishers.
In the first 20 lap feature for the JC Auto Street Stocks, it was Caistor Centre, Ontario pilot Jim Lampman scoring the win. For Lampman, it was his first victory of the season at Humberstone. Lampman scored the win over Dave Bailey, Billy Bleich Jr, Jason Fontaine, and Kyle Pelrine completing the top five. In the nightcap, “The Fonz” Jason Fontaine used a late race pass to get around defending track champion Dave Bailey to score his first win of the season. Kyle Pelrine, Ryan Dinning, and Billy Bleich Jr completed the top five.
Kyle Haynes took home his first victory of the season in the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks. Jason Coutu, Brandon Iudiciani, Evan Curtis, and Mike Sarantakos completed the top five. Coutu was the lone Volkswagen in the top five as Haynes, Iudiciani, Curtis, and Sarantakos all drive Mustangs.
Defending Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Truck Champion Dylan Llord took home his second win of the season. Mitch Dumont, Craig Vlasic, Taylor Vanderzanden, and Danny Wurster raced into positions second through fifth respectively in the 15 lap affair.
NEWS AND NOTES: 70 cars signed in pitside for the racing action at the historic Humberstone oval. The entire racing program was completed just prior to 10:00 pm.
The racing action continues at Humberstone on Sunday, July 30th as the Reeb House presents a full card of racing plus the second visit of the season by the Crate Sprint Cars. Time Trials for the All Canadian Championships will also be held for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman. It is also another round of the Minivans of Mayhem Series.
Pit gates will open at 4:30 pm. Grandstands at 5:00 pm with race time scheduled for 6:30 pm.