MILLGROVE, Ontario — Despite the cold temperatures, there was a lot of hot action around Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, October 1, with success to be had for a lot of people in the first day of Frostoberfest.
Queenston Chevorlet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds
A.J. Emms won the first JRS Auctions heat in front of Dale Reinhart, Andy Kamrath, TJ Edwards, Brad Pearsall, Wally Wilson, Mike Westwood, and Tommy Robb.
The second qualifier had a quick caution with Rick Spencer-Walt spinning Paul Townsend on Lap 8. Bryan Batty picked up the checkered flag ahead of Jason Keen, Tim Gordon, Norman Newman, Tyler Liscum, Spencer-Walt, Chris Milwain, and Townsend.
Jason Keen won the third heat, followed by Edwards, Reinhart, Milwain, Newman, Batty, Westwood, and Robb, with Robb going up in smoke on the last lap.
Andy Kamrath was victorious in the final qualifier, in front of Spencer-Walt, Pearsall, Emms, Townsend, Liscum, Gordon, and Wilson.
Come feature time, Bryan Batty started pole in front of Jason Keen, Dale Reinhart, TJ Edwards, Andy Kamrath, A.J. Emms, Brad Pearsall, Rick Spencer-Walt, Norman Newman, Tim Gordon, Tyler Liscum, Chris Milwain, Paul Townsend, Wally Wilson, Mike Westwood, and Dave Mathers.
Jason Keen broke out to the early lead, while Batty and Reinhart battled for second. Reinhart got the spot on Lap 2 in front of Kamrath, only for Kamrath to take over second a lap later. Reinhart ran third in front of Batty and Pearsall.
Emms continued his climb, passing Batty to break into the top-five on Lap 10. The lead changed hands on Lap 11, with Andy Kamrath taking over the top spot, with Reinhart following him through. Keen ran third in front of Emms and Batty, as Mathers pulled off the track, done for the event. Emms continued to move forward, passing Keen for third on Lap 23. Wilson pulled into the infield, done for the event on Lap 28. Edwards continued to move forward, passing Keen for fourth on Lap 35.
Andy Kamrath led the rest of the way en route to winning in front of Dale Reinhart, A.J. Emms, TJ Edwards, and Jason Keen.
Brad Pearsall finished sixth, followed by Bryan Batty, Rick Spencer-Walt, Norman Newman, and Tim Gordon. Chris Milwain was 11th, ahead of Tyler Liscum, Paul Townsend, Wally Wilson, Dave Mathers, and Mike Westwood. Tommy Robb failed to take the green flag.
Qwick Wick OSCAAR Hot Rods
Cole Weber won the first JRS Auctions heat in front of Dalen Martin, Steve Book, Paul Senior, Tyler Hawn, Martin Moran, and Bill Clarke.
There was a quick caution in the second qualifier for Ed Peterson going around in turn two. Rob Bromley picked up the checkered flag ahead of Steve Ecker, Nick Clarke, Ryan Cowan, Peterson, Mat Hopkins, Rodney Rutherford, and Matt Spry.
Bill Zardo Sr. was victorious in the third heat, followed by Tom Walters, Gary Hannah, Connor Ellis, Dave Evison Sr., Bob Parsons, and Rick Spencer-Walt.
The fourth qualifier had a quick yellow flag on Lap 1 for Evison Sr., spinning, collecting Weber with him. Tyler Hawn picked up the checkered flag, in front of Martin, Weber, Ellis, and Ron Parsons.
Steve Book won the fifth heat, ahead of Senior, Nick Clarke, Peterson, Bill Clarke, Spry, and Morin.
Tom Walters picked up the checkered flag, followed by Zardo, Cowan, Bromley, Book, Hannah, and Ecker.
Come feature time, Dalen Martin started pole in front of Cole Weber, Bill Zardo Sr., Nick Clarke, Rob Bromley, Paul Senior, Steve Book, Tom Walters, Tyler Hawn, Ryan Cowan, Connor Ellis, Ed Peterson, Gary Hannah, Steve Ecker, Dave Evison Sr., Bob Parsons, Bill Clarke, Rick Spencer-Walt, Matt Spry, Martin Morin, Rodney Rutherford, and Matt Hopkins.
The start saw a battle for the lead between Martin and Weber, as Zardo and Nick Clarke ran side-by-side for third. Dalen Martin got the lead on Lap 2, as the battle continued for third in front of Bromley, Senior, and Walters. Zardo got the spot on Lap 4 as Clarke got sideways, with Zardo climbing the backstretch wall a lap later. He kept going as if nothing happened, with Clarke remaining fourth in front of Bromley.
Senior got alongside Bromley for fifth on Lap 16, completing the pass one lap later. Senior continued to move forward, passing Nick Clarke for fourth on Lap 20, bringing Bromley and Walters through with him. Clarke’s race went downhill from there, as he went around for a spin on Lap 22, collecting Peterson, Ecker, Ellis and Spry.
Cole Weber took over the lead on the restart in front of Martin and Zardo, with Bromley sliding sideways through turn four due to contact from Senior. The yellow flag then came back out, courtesy of Morin making contact with the backstretch wall. The restart saw Senior once again get into Bromley this time in turns one and two, with Senior getting sideways on the backstretch, collecting Book with him the process.
Weber held onto the lead through this in front of Martin, Zardo, Walters, Bromley and Ecker. Walters challenged Zardo for third on Lap 28, completing the pass one lap later.
Cole Weber led the rest of the way to the checkered flag in front of Dalen Martin, Tom Walters, Bill Zardo Sr., and Rob Bromley. Steve Ecker placed sixth, followed by Rick Spencer-Walt, Ryan Cowan, Steve Book, and Tyler Hawn. Dave Evison Sr. was 11th, ahead of Gary Hannah, Connor Ellis, Matt Spry, Bill Clarke, Paul Senior, Bob Parsons, Martin Morin, Nick Clarke, Ed Peterson, Rodney Rutherford, and Matt Hopkins. Jim Blackwell failed to start the feature.
Canadian Legend Car Series
The afternoon started off with a spin by Cody Wilds off of turn four on Lap 1 of the first heat. Hudson Nagy got the win in front of Josh Indig, Jaden Chapman, and Lonnie Scott, as Dan Russ and Wilds tangled on the last lap in turn four.
Cole McFadden was victorious in the second qualifier ahead of Kenny McNicol, Hailey McNicol, Jim Nagy, Matt Boyes, Pete Trotechaud, and Joe Russ.
Come feature time, Jaden Chapman started pole in front of Kenny McNicol, Josh Indig, Cole McFadden, Hudson Nagy, Hailey McNicol, Lonnie Scott, Jim Nagy, Dan Russ, Matt Boyes, Cody Wilds, Matt Thompson, Pete Trotechaud, and Joe Russ.
The drop of the green saw a battle for the lead between Chapman and McNicol in front of McFadden, with Kenny McNicol taking the lead on Lap 2. McFadden followed him through for second, with Indig and Hudson Nagy doing the same. Chapman now ran fifth.
McFadden got alongside McNicol for the lead on Lap 7, as Indig ran third in front of Hudson Nagy, Chapman and Jim Nagy. Hudson Nagy challenged Indig for third on Lap 9, as McNicol held off the challenge from McFadden as they weaved their way through traffic.
It would not last, with McFadden back alongside for the lead on Lap 11, as Indig kept third in front of Hudson Nagy, and Chapman. Kenny McNicol once again held off the challenge, using the lap car of Wilds as a pick. Wilds’ race would go downhill from there, as he brought out the first caution on Lap 17 with a spin in turn four.
Kenny McNicol got a good restart, as Hudson Nagy battled McFadden for second. Nagy got the spot on Lap 19, with Indig running fourth in front of Chapman. The battle for the lead did not end there, with McFadden challenging McNicol once again, only for contact to be made. This allowed Hudson Nagy to take over the top spot on Lap 22 in front of Indig, Chapman and Jim Nagy, with McNicol and Boyes battling for fifth.
McNicol took back fourth on Lap 24, bringing McFadden through with him a lap later. Kenny McNicol got by Chapman for third, as the caution came out on Lap 26 for McFadden around on the backstretch.
Hudson Nagy got a good restart, pacing the field the rest of the way en route to winning.
Josh Indig was credited with second, followed by Cole McFadden, Jaden Chapman, and Matt Boyes. Hailey McNicol placed sixth in front of Kenny McNicol, Jim Nagy, Matt Thompson, and Cody Wilds. Dan Russ was 11th, in front of Lonnie Scott, Joe Russ, and Pete Trotechaud.
Kyle Neumeister laid down the quickest lap at 17.683 in time trials ahead of Samantha Shaw (17.720), Shawn Taylor (17.761), Mike Gilmour (17.842), and Cory McAllister (17.916). Mike Thomson qualified sixth, followed by Bobby Mercer, Kaitlyn Wallace, Thomas Wunsch, and Karl Sault.
There was a b-main to set the back end of the field, with Mark Thorne picking up the checkered flag in front of Mike Hooper, Cole Burrows, Bob Stewart, and Wayde Thorne. Jerrod Jephrey and Jennifer Hatch did not qualify, while Alex Stewart was done after practice with mechanical issues.
The mini stock main event started off with a bang, courtesy of a wreck on Lap 2 on the backstretch after Shawn Taylor went for the three-wide move. It ultimately collected Matt Young, Brian Wilson, Mike Gilmour, Thomas Wunsch, Chris Pendlebury, and Cole Ecker.
Samantha Shaw and Cory McAllister battled for the lead on the restart in front of Kyle Neumeister, with Mike Thomson challenging him for third, as Bobby Mercer and Kaitlyn Wallace ran side-by-side for sixth. McAllister took the lead on Lap 4 in front of Shaw, Thomson and Mercer, as Karl Sault and Neumeister battled for fifth. Sault got the spot on Lap 6.
Mercer got alongside Thomson for third on Lap 8, taking the spot a lap later, as Sault ran fifth. Lewis’ strong run ended on Lap 13 as he pulled into the infield, while Thorne fell off the pace. As they were going by the lap car of Dave Dippel, Sault challenged Thomson for fourth, getting the spot two laps later. Meanwhile, Millard’s challenge for an igloo slowed at Lap 17 as he fell off the pace.
Mercer challenged Shaw for second on Lap 21, but was unable to complete the pass. Things got interesting for the leaders, as they found themselves deep in traffic. There was contact made between Dippel and McAllister, resulting in McAllister going around with the whole nose ripped off the car.
The restart saw a battle for the lead between Samantha Shaw and Mercer in front of Sault, with Thomson and Taylor side-by-side for fourth. Bobby Mercer took the lead on Lap 26, with Taylor taking fourth two laps later in front of Neumeister, as Wallace was sent sideways.
With 29 laps on the board, Mercer led Shaw, Sault, and Taylor. Taylor got alongside Sault for third on Lap 30, as Neumeister slowed with an issue. Taylor got the spot, with Thomson back up to fifth. Taylor got alongside Shaw for second as they went around the lap car of Dippel, taking the spot a lap later. Taylor wasn’t done yet, getting alongside Mercer for the lead.
Shawn Taylor took over the top spot on Lap 38 in front of Mercer, with Shaw and Sault side-by-side for third. Sault got the spot, with Thomson remaining fifth.
Shawn Taylor led the rest of the way en route to winning in front of Bobby Mercer, Karl Sault, Mike Thomson, and Samantha Shaw. Kyle Istead finished sixth, followed by Cory McAllister, Kaitlyn Wallace, Matt Young, and Michael Peterson. Mike Hooper was 11th, ahead of Wayde Thorne, Cole Burrows, Brian Wilson, Dale Millard, Dave Dippel, Bob Stewart, and Mark Thorne. Kyle Neumeister, Tyler Lewis, Mike Gilmour, Thomas Wunsch, Cole Ecker, and Chris Pendlebury failed to finish.
Ontario Pro Sprints
Mark Hamacher started pole for the first feature in front of Logan Chapman, Richard Woodland, Lisa Hamacher, Ryan Wardell, Tyler Cullen, Ryan Brown, Wayne McKibbon, Ashley Bender, James Stanley, and Adrian Kemps.
Mark Hamacher grabbed the early advantage ahead of Woodland, with Cullen and Wardell side-by-side for third. Cullen got the spot, passing Woodland for third, challenging Hamacher for the lead on the second lap. However, there’d be a yellow flag for Stanley stopped on the backstretch. Under the caution, Ryan Brown pulled into the infield due to the chain falling off.
Cullen got a good restart with Wardell moving into second in front of Bender, Kemps, and Mark Hamacher, as McKibbon pulled off on Lap 5. The yellow flag waved a lap later for Lisa Hamacher around on the backstretch. Cullen held serve with Kemps up to second in front of Wardell, Bender, and Mark Hamacher. Adrian Kemp’s climb through the field was complete on Lap 13, as he took over the top spot.
Adrian Kemps led the rest of the way for the victory, with Ryan Wardell second following a pass on Tyler Cullen with two laps to go.
Ashley Bender and Mark Hamacher rounded out the top-five, followed by James Stanley, Richard Woodland, Wayne McKibbon, Lisa Hamacher, Logan Chapman, and Ryan Brown.
The second feature did not start off how James Stanley wanted, as he stalled before the green flag was thrown. Adrian Kemps grabbed the early advantage in the second feature in front of Tyler Cullen, Ashley Bender, Ryan Wardell, and Lisa Hamacher. The first caution came out on Lap 8 due to Chapman stopping in turn three. Kemps got a good restart in front of Cullen, Bender, Wardell, and Lisa Hamacher. Woodland took over fifth and remained there until the yellow flag waved for Chapman stopping in turns three and four.
Adrian Kemps got a good restart, pacing the field the rest of the way to win in front of Tyler Cullen, Ashley Bender, Ryan Wardell, and Richard Woodland. Wayne McKibbon was sixth, followed by Ryan Brown, Mark Hamacher, Lisa Hamacher, and Logan Chapman.
The first feature started off with a bit of a snag, as Austen MacLennan spun, followed by a spin for Brayden Martin on the opening lap. James Relov grabbed the advantage on the restart in front of Austin Arnel and Amy Ellis, with Arnel challenging for the lead on Lap 2. However, the yellow flag waved once again, with Martin around in turn four. With 13 laps to go, Austin Arnel led in front of Relov, Caleb Goertz, Quinn Goertz, Hayden Sim, Mason Collver, Kaisha Zimock, and Carson Sim.
Arnel got a good restart to keep the lead in front of Relov, as Hayden Sim and Caleb Goertz battled for third. Sim got the spot on Lap 4, with Zimock running fifth. Hayden Sim continued to move forward, taking over second, with Caleb Goertz ready to follow him through. Caleb Goertz moved into third on Lap 3, with Zimock up to fourth in front of Collver.
Austin Arnel led the checkered flag to win the first feature in front of Hayden Sim, Caleb Goertz, Kaisha Zimock, Mason Collver, Carson Sim, James Relov, Quinn Goertz, Ben Freiburger, Connor Pritiko, and Austen MacLennan.
Austen MacLennan started pole for the second feature in front of Connor Pritiko, Quinn Goertz, James Relov, Carson Sim, Mason Collver, Caleb Goertz, Austin Arnel, Kaisha Zimock, Hayden Sim, Ben Freiburger, Amy Ellis, Eden Robson, and Brayden Martin.
Connor Pritiko grabbed the initial advantage in front of Mason Collver and Quinn Goertz, but the yellow flag waved for MacLennan going around on the backstretch. Mason Collver got a good restart to take over the top spot in front of Pritiko, Relov, Carson Sim, Hayden Sim, and Quin Goertz.
Collver would miss his mark on Lap 4, getting sideways off of turn four, allowing the pack to go by with Connor Pritiko taking over the top spot in front of Relov and Arnel, as Zimock and Carson Sim battled for fourth. Arnel would take over the runner-up spot on Lap 7, with the caution coming out for Rick Baskett slowing on the backstretch.
Arnel got a good restart in front of Zimock and Hayden Sim, with Sim getting alongside Zimock for second on Lap 9. Carson Sim challenged Caleb Goertz for fourth on Lap 10, taking the spot. Zimock, meanwhile, held down second in front of Hayden Sim and Carson Sim.
Austin Arnel led the rest of the way en route to winning in front of Kaisha Zimock, Hayden Sim, Carson Sim, and Mason Collver. Caleb Goertz finished sixth, followed by Quinn Goertz, Connor Pritiko, Ben Freiburger, and James Relov. Eden Robson placed 11th, followed by Brayden Martin, while Rick Baskett, Amy Ellis, and Austen MacLennan failed to finish.
Jr Late Models
In the first feature, Will Quarrie started on pole in front of Jake Spencer-Walt, Laila Walser, Kara Martin, Judah Buesink, Cole Kamrath, Cohen Newman, Grayson Masson, Malachi Buesink, Wyatt Sprung, Keegan Moat, Del Freiburger, Peyton Lewis, Oliver Gibbons, Amber Wallis, Morgan Moore, and Tyler Weber.
Walser and Quarrie battled for the lead off the drop of the green flag, with Spencer-Walt and Martin side-by-side for third. It would not last for long, though, with Quarrie going around off turn four, followed by a spin in turns three and four for Lewis.
Laila Walser grabbed the lead on the restart in front of Spencer-Walt, Martin, Newman, and Jodah Buesink. Quarrie would get alongside Sprung for sixth on Lap 6, completing the pass, followed by another on Jodah Buesink to return to the top-five. The caution then came out on Lap 9 for Weber stopping in turn four, with Quarrie going around once again, this time in turn two.
Spencer-Walt and Walser battled for the lead on the restart ahead of Martin, Newman and Jodah Buesink. The battle for the lead went all the way to the checkered flag, with Laila Walser edging out Jake Spencer-Walt at the line for the win.
The second feature saw Oliver Gibbons start pole in front of Del Freiburger, Peyton Lewis, Keegan Moat, Malachi Buesink, Cole Kamrath, Grayson Masson, Judah Buesink, Will Quarrie, Cohen Newman, Kara Martin, Jake Spencer-Walt, Laila Walser, Tyler Weber, Amber Wallis, and Morgan Moore.
Oliver Gibbons led the first lap in front of Lewis and Newman, with the caution coming out on Lap 2 for Malachi Buesink going around off of turn four. Will Quarrie worked his way to the lead on the restart as Martin battled Newman for second, getting the spot on Lap 3, bringing Walser through with her. It would not last long, as Walser spun on Lap 4 in turn four for the second caution. Under the yellow flag, Wallis went around on the front stretch. The restart brought forth the third caution for Martin going around in turn four.
Jake Spencer-Walt got a good restart to grab the lead in front of Quarrie, with Walser back up to third, but the yellow flag waved again as Martin stopped in turn four on Lap 5. Spencer-Walt got a good restart, with Walser alongside Quarrie for second in front of Judah Buesink. The fifth caution broke up the action, when Newman slowed, with Weber making contact with him on the backstretch.
Jake Spencer-Walt led the rest of the way en route to winning in front of Laila Walser, Judah Buesink, Cole Kamrath, Peyton Lewis, Wyatt Sprung, Del Freiburger, Malachi Buesink, Keegan Moat, and Amber Wallis. Oliver Gibbons placed 11th, followed by Morgan Moore, Grayson Moore, Will Quarrie, Cohen Newman, Tyler Weber, and Kara Martin. Alyssa Burnette did not take the green flag.
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Race Report By: Ashley McCubbin