MILLGROVE, Ontario (October 6, 2021)— The history books now have another chapter written in them, as another group of drivers carved their names in as elusive winners at Frostoberfest at Flamboro Speedway.
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Bobby Mercer grabbed the early advantage in front of Karl Sault, Shawn Taylor, Jeff Laflamme, Cole Quinton, and Johnny Paradzinski. Ryan Edwards-Kiss would get alongside Paradzinski for sixth on Lap 3, taking the spot a lap later.
Taylor would take over second on Lap 8, as Laflamme got alongside Sault for second ahead of Quinton, Edwards-Kiss, and Samantha Shaw. Laflamme got the spot a couple laps later, with Quinton looking to follow him through, but unable to do so. Cory McAllister would get alongside Shaw for sixth on Lap 16, passing her a lap later. Darrin Thring unfortunately pulled off with motor issues on Lap 21, along with Robinson Jr. on the same lap.
The halfway mark would get interesting, with Shawn Taylor moving into the top spot in front of Sault, as Mercer slipped back to third with Quinton and Laflamme side-by-side for fourth. Quinton got the spot on Lap 30, as Edwards-Kiss ran sixth in front of McAllister and Eric Yorke. Quinton moved into third two laps later, bringing Laflamme through with him as Mercer now ran fifth, as Yorke and Edwards-Kiss battled for sixth.
Yorke would take the spot, as the caution came out on Lap 37 for a mess in turn one and two. Mercer falling back was a result of a blowing motor, which laid fluid down on the track. Going into the corner, everyone began sliding through it, with a wreck occurring involving Kyle Istead, Lisa Yorke, Chris Pendlebury, and Paradzinski.
Taylor would get a good restart in front of Sault, as Laflamme and Quinton battled for third. The battle for the lead would pick up with the top-two getting by side-by-side, with Sault taking the top spot with nine laps to go in front of Taylor, Quinton, Laflamme, Eric Yorke, Edwards-Kiss, and McAllister. Edwards-Kiss would get alongside Yorke for fifth, and making the pass with four to go.
Karl Sault led the rest of the way en route to winning in front of Shawn Taylor and Cole Quinton. Jeff Laflamme crossed the line in fourth but was disqualified in post-race technical inspection, bumping Ryan Edwards-Kiss up to fourth in front of Eric Yorke. Cory McAllister finished sixth, followed by Tommy Robb, Johnny Paradzinski, Matt Clarke, and Mike Gilmour.
Chris Pendlebury finished 11th, followed by Cole Burrows, Samantha Shaw, Mark Thorne, and Mike Hooper. Bobby Mercer, Lisa Yorke, Kyle Istead, Darrin Thring, Mike Robinson, and Dave Goodacre failed to finish. Scott McGregor, Will Gibbons, Rick Robinson, and Matt Young did not take the green flag.
Thanks to Mike Schmidt and London Recreational Racing for their sponsorship of the event, as well as those who donated additional cash and prizes.
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The feature started off on a rough note, as Ken Hayward and Craig Downey made contact going into turn three, with Hayward making significant contact with the outside wall.
The restart would see Andy Kamrath take control of the field in front of Paul Townsend, Kelly Balson, T.J. Edwards, and Luke Gignac. Coltin Everingham would pull off the track on Lap 6 with mechanical issues.
Steve Lyons would look to get by Gignac to break into the top-five, but was unable to get by. Instead, he and Wally Wilson would make contact getting into turn one, bringing out the second caution on Lap 14.
Kamrath got a good restart in front of Townsend, with Edwards alongside Balson for third in front of Keen. Edwards got the spot, with Keen looking to follow him through, but unable to do so before the caution came out on Lap 16 for Tim Gordon going around in turn two.
Kamrath got another good restart, with Edwards moving into second in front of Keen, as Dale Reinhart and Balson battled for fourth. Reinhart got the spot on Lap 18, with Ryan Dick running sixth in front of Townsend. Wally Wilson would head off the track with issues on Lap 21, with Balson bringing out the yellow flag six laps later for issues in turn two.
Andy Kamrath got another good restart to score the victory in front of T.J. Edwards, Dale Reinhart, Jason Keen, and Ryan Dick. Jake Watson finished sixth, followed by Luke Gignac, A.J. Emms, Steve Trendell, and Bryan Batty. Paul Townsend placed 11th, followed by Tim Gordon, Kelly Balson, Brian Wilson, Steve Lyons, Wally Wilson, Coltin Everingham, Norman Newman, Craig Downey, and Ken Hayward.
Heat victories went to Paul Townsend, T.J. Edwards, and Andy Kamrath.
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OSCAAR Hot Rods
Cole Weber would grab the early advantage ahead of Jerry Broom as Amanda Balson battled Steve Book for third, but the caution came out for an incident on the front stretch involving Jaymee Adams, Ryan Cowan, and Dean Martin.
Cole Weber got a good restart as Balson slipped into second ahead of Broom, Tyler Hawn, Dalen Martin, Book, Jaeger McMaster, and Nick Clarke. Hawn would then get by Broom for third on Lap 6, and continued to move forward with a pass on Balson for second a couple laps later.
Martin would get alongside Broom for fourth on Lap 9, completing the pass a lap later, bringing Book, McMaster, and Clarke through with him.
The caution then flew on Lap 23 for Jim Blackwell stalling into turn one. The restart would see Balson experience mechanical problems, as she would not go on the restart, stacking up the field. With the caution already out, contact occurred on the backstretch between Jessica James and Mat Hopkins.
The restart would see Weber get away, as Dalen Martin and McMaster both got by Hawn, before the yellow flag reappeared on Lap 26 for Dean Martin blowing up down the frontstretch.
The restart would see McMaster moving into second ahead of Dalen Martin, with his sights set on Weber. Coming off of turn two on the last lap, the pair would make contact, resulting in Weber going around. As a result, both cars would be sent to the rear of the field, handing the advantage to Martin.
Dalen Martin got a good restart, holding serve to score his first career victory in front of Nick Clarke, Tyler Hawn, Steve Book, and Trevor Thompson. Adrian Foster finished sixth, followed by Jerry Broom, Cole Weber, Jaeger McMaster, and Mat Hopkins. Jaymee Adams placed 11th in front of Bill Clarke, Sean Walker, Dave Evison Sr., Amanda Balson, Dean Martin, Jessica James, Ryan Cowan, Gary Hannah, and Paul Senior.
Heat victories went to Amanda Balson, Jaeger McMaster, and Cole Weber.
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Ontario Legends Series
Kevin Foisy took the early advantage in front of Joe Adams and Hudson Nagy, as Paul Pierik and Parker Traves battled for fourth. Traves took the fourth spot on Lap 3 bringing Matt Haufe through with him. Nagy would move into second on Lap 7, bringing Traves and Haufe with him, as Adams now ran fifth in front of Perik.
The battle for the lead got interesting on Lap 12 with Nagy making the move on the outside of Foisy for the lead, taking the top spot a lap later. Traves ran third in front of Haufe and Adams. The caution then waved on Lap 25 for Jennifer Hatch going around.
Nagy would get a good restart as Haufe moved into second in front of Traves, as Sherman went for a loop around. He would keep it going without caution, as Perik ran fourth in front of Kenny McNicol.
Hudson Nagy led the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory in front of Matt Haufe, Parker Traves, Paul Perik, and Kenny McNicol Jr. Kevin Foisy finished sixth, followed by Joe Adams, Cole McFadden, Glenn Morris, and Brandon Feeney. Cody Wilds placed 11th, followed by Jennifer Hatch, Joe Sherman, and Stephen Garega.
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Ontario Pro Sprints
Mark Hamacher led the field off the start for the first feature as Rob Summers worked his way up to second in front of Lisa Hamacher, but the caution came out for a wreck turn one and two. Ryan Brown would make contact with the outside wall, as Wilyl Northcott went for a spin.
The second attempt to start the race went clean as Mark Hamacher led once again, now in front of Summers, as James Stanley and Lisa Hamacher battled for third. Stanley continued to move forward, taking over the lead on Lap 3 in front of Mark Hamacher, Shawn Stanley, and Adrian Kemps. The race would be halted, with the caution coming out for a spin by Ryan Wardell.
James Stanley got a good restart with Shawn Stanley moving into second in front of Kemps and Triska, as Tyler Cullen and Summers battled for fifth. Cullen would get the spot, passing Triska for fourth on Lap 8.
The field continued to shuffle, with Kemps moving into second on Lap 12, bringing Cullen through with him as Shawn Stanley now ran fourth in front of Triska, Summers, and Battilana.
James Stanley cruised to the victory in front of Adrian Kemps, Tyler Cullen, Shawn Stanley, and Gary Triska.
Come second feature, it’d be Rob Summers leading Ryan Battilana and James Stanley, with Stanley pacing the field on Lap 3 ahead of Summers, as Tyler Cullen and Battilana battled for third. Cullen took the spot on Lap 4, moving up to second, bringing Kemps, Shawn Stanley, and Triska through with him to bump Battilana back to sixth.
James Stanley led the rest of the way en route to winning in front of Tyler Cullen, Adrian Kemps, Shawn Stanley, and Gary Triska. Ryan Battilana finished sixth, followed by Rob Summers, Mark Hamacher, Sheldon Bender, Lisa Hamacher, Brian MacDonald, and Willy Northcott. Ryan Brown and Ryan Wardell did not take the green flag.
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Aimee Cassidy held down the early advantage ahead of Hayden Sim, McKenna Robson, Austin Arnel, Mason Collver, and Rick Baskett. Sim would get alongside Cassidy for the top spot on Lap 5, as Arnel moved into third.
Arnel then challenged Sim for the lead three laps later, with Jacob Campbell alongside Cassidy for third. Arnel took the top spot on Lap 10, with Campbell moving into second two laps later in front of Sim, Cassidy, Kaisha Zimach, Collver, and Baskett.
Austin Arnel led the rest of the way en route to the victory ahead of Jacob Campbell, with Hayden SIm making the last lap move on Aimee Cassidy for third. Kaisha Zimach rounded out the top-five in front of Mason Collver, Rick Baskett, Jame Pardy, Tim Borne, Braydon Martin, and McKenna Robson. Carson Sim and Eden Robson did not take the green flag.
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Jr Late Model
Will Quarrie led the field to green with Caleb Goertz slotting into second as James Relov jumped up to third in front of White, with Alyssa Branette and Kara Martin side-by-side for fifth.
Cole Burrows would take Branette and Martin three-wide for fifth down the backstretch, getting up to fourth on Lap 7 in front of Martin. Burrows tried to keep moving forward, taking Goertz and Relov three-wide for second. Goertz held off the challenge, with Burrows slotting into third on Lap 14. Unfortunately, he slowed a lap later with a problem, coming to a stop in turn four for the yellow flag at Lap 15.
The restart would produce the second caution with Bentley Weaver going around in turn two. The second attempt would be no different, with the third yellow flag for Spencer-Walt slowing with a problem as Walser went around in turns three and four.
Will Quarrie got a good restart, pacing the field the final laps en route to winning in front of Caleb Goertz, Kara Martin, Alyssa Branette. Ryder White finished sixth, followed by Chase Stievenart, Jake Spencer-Walt, Oliver Ferguson, Laila Walser, and Del Freiburger. Marisa Carter placed 11th, followed by Brandon Magee, Garyspon Masson, James Relov, Cole Kamrath, and Chase Tolton. Cole Burrows, Amber Wallis, and Bentley Weaver failed to finish.
Prior to the event, Rick Spencer-Walt got a group together to raise additional money and cash prizes for the division. You can view his full video at https://www.facebook.com/rick.walt/posts/10158589993353857.
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The next event at Flamboro Speedway is the Frostoberfest Day 2 on Saturday, October 16.
Originally scheduled for Sunday, October 3, this is the season finale for the Grisdale Triple Crown, which sees Multi-time Champion Shawn Chenoweth and 2019 Triple Crown Champion Shae Gemmell enter the weekend tied atop the standings following the first two events, just six markers ahead of 2021 Flamboro Speedway Late Model Champion Kyle Steckly. The trio will battle in a 100-lap season finale, which will also include some of the best drivers in the province in the field.
The event also includes the Outlaw Super Late Models for 50 laps, Super Stocks for 50 laps, and Pure Stocks for 40 laps. The spectator gates will open at 12 pm, with racing starting at 2:30 p.m.
Notably, the competitors in the Pure Stocks and Super Stocks will be vying for the coveted igloos, with their races put on by London Recreational Racing.
By: Ashley McCubbin