@NewHumberstone • PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO… Addison, NY’s Jason Knowles won the main event for the Go Nuclear Late Models Touring Series on The Verge Insurance night at the Humberstone Speedway.
Gary Lindberg from Ridgeway, Ontario won his sixth PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman feature of the season. Justin Ramsay from Brighton, Ontario won the JC Auto Street Stocks feature event. Jason Coutu from St. Catharines, Ontario won his second Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks feature of the 2015 season. Mike Toovey from St. Catharines, Ontario won his 11th feature of the season in the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks. Olivier Larocque won the 25 lap Eve of Destruction Enduro Qualifier and is now qualified for the EoD on Sunday September 20th.
Sam Pennacchio and Jason Knowles shared the front row for the fifth race of the 2015 season for the Go Nuclear Late Model Series and it was Pennacchio showing the way, showing the invaders how to get it done early on. Sean Beardsley looked underneath Knowles and would take over second on lap two. A multi-car pileup in turn three would slow the field down for the first time with AJ Kingsley, Dustin Waters, Andy Mayhew and Brandon Carvey were all involved. The early restart would see Pennacchio take off up front with Charlie Sandercock going to the outside and moved into the second spot. Sandercock would go to the outside of Pennacchio to take over the lead on lap four as Jason Knowles moved into second. Jason Knowles would look underneath Sandercock on lap five and took over the lead exiting turn two with Pennacchio, Beardsley and Brian Knowles raced in the top five. Dennis Lunger Jr worked his way into sixth with Bryce Davis running in seventh. Davis would go three wide with Pennacchio and Beardsley to move into the top five on lap nine. Davis would go side by side with Beardsley for the third spot and would complete the pass on lap ten, before another pileup in turn three that included defending race winner John Waters. The restart would see Davis pass Sandercock to move into second with Sandercock, Beardsley and Brian Knowles running in the top five. Current Humberstone points leader Dennis Lunger Jr raced his way into sixth and would challenge Knowles for fifth. Luke Carleton went for a wild ride down the front stretch wall going into turn one on lap 16. Carleton was alert and climbed out of his racer under his own power. When the field went back under caution, Bryce Davis failed to fire up his racer and went to the pits, giving up his second position on the track after starting sixth on the grid. Jason Knowles restarted upfront with Sandercock and Beardsley in the top three as Lunger would move into fourth. Lunger would then battle with Beardsley and Sandercock for second place as he passed Sandercock for third at the cross flags. Lunger would then go to work on Beardsley for second. After a debris caution on lap 20 slowed the field down once again, the restart would see Colton Ledingham would miss a shift on the restart and spun in turn one and collected Adam Turner and Charlie Sandercock, who was running inside the top three, also made contact with Ledingham but was able to continue on racing. The restart would see Lunger go underneath Beardsley to take over second after starting eighth on the grid. Beardsley would regain the runner up spot from Lunger just one lap later. Knowles would open up his lead over Beardsley and would hit lap traffic with ten laps remaining. Knowles would drive away from the rest of the field to pick up the win, the first win for Knowles on the Go Nuclear Tour and first at Humberstone. Beardsley, Lunger, Brian Knowles and Chris Fleming would complete the top five.
Tyler Puchalski and Jeff Armstrong brought the field of PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman with Armstrong taking over the lead. Gary Lindberg raced early inside the top five as he raced with Greg Panunte for third. Lindberg would pass Puchalski for second as Cody McPherson and Brad Rouse battled with Panunte for several laps inside the top five. Lindberg would pass Armstrong for the lead on lap eight. Lindberg would hit lap traffic at the halfway mark. Austin Susice had a broken front end in turn two to bring out the caution on lap 15, erasing Lindberg’s lead over the rest of the field. The restart would see Lindberg, Rouse, McPherson take over the top three spots. Lindberg would pull away from Rouse and McPherson to pick up the win.
Justin Ramsay and Dave Bailey led the JC Auto Street Stocks with Ramsay jumping into the lead. Jason Fontaine would pass Bailey to move into second and would begin to chase down Ramsay. Ramsay opened up his advantage by a full straightaway over Fontaine. Bill Bleich Jr worked his way through the field and passed Bailey to move into third on lap 13. Ramsay pulled away to pick up his first win of the season. Fontaine would finish in second followed by Bleich, Bailey and Kyle Pelrine completed the top five.
Jason Coutu and Brandon Iudiciani led the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks to the green flag for their main event and it was Coutu showing the way. Coutu, Iudiciani, Rob Goulding and Evan Curtis put on a four car battle for the lead for several circuits as Coutu would start to pull away by the midway point. Iudiciani would close the gap of Coutu’s lead. Coutu would hold off Iudiciani to grab his second win of the season.
Tony Spitery led the opening circuit of the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks feature event. Mike Toovey took the lead away from lap two. Spitery battled with Dylan Llord for second for several circuits as Toovey would check out on the field. Spitery and Llord made contact and spun in turn three to bring out the caution on lap nine. The restart would see Toovey and Danny Wurster jumped out in front of the field. Toovey would pull away from the rest of the field to pick up the victory.
PORT NOTES: A total of 92 cars signed in pitside, highlighted by 27 Go Nuclear Late Models. The racing program, including the Enduro was completed by 10:20pm.
CAA Niagara will be presenting next Sunday’s inaugural Pete Cosco Memorial 75 featuring the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. CAA members are encouraged to reserve their $7.50 admission tickets by logging on to caaniagara.ca/Humberstone and pay at the admission gate. Gates will open at 4:30pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm. The Modifieds will be racing for $3717.00 plus lap money contingencies. The Modifieds will be joined by the DIRTcar Sportsman Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4 Trucks will round out the racing card.
The New 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).
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
RACE RESULTS – 8-23-15
Go Nuclear Late Model Series Tour: JASON KNOWLES, Sean Beardsley, Dennis Lunger Jr, Brian Knowles, Chris Fleming, Charlie Sandercock, Greg Belyea, Paul Grigsby, Sam Pennacchio, AJ Kingsley, Kyle Sopaz, Dustin Waters, Tim Gillespie, Andy Mayhew, Brandon Mowat, Brandon Carvey, Rob Pietz, Brandon Ford, Colton Ledingham, Adam Turner, Bryce Davis, Luke Carlton, Dale Caswell, John Waters, Jeff Dayman Did Not Qualify: Brian Down, Ken Winfield
Qualifying Winners: Dennis Lunger Jr., Rob Pietz, Charlie Sandercock
Last Chance Qualifier Winner: Kyle Sopaz
PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman: GARY LINDBERG, Brad Rouse, Cody McPherson, Austin Wood, Greg Panunte, Adam Leslie, Jeff Armstrong, Tyler Puchalski, Matt Sharpe, Jordan Cosco, John McIntire, Jason Farraway, Gord Moreau, Gord McIntosh, Matt Farnham, Dylan Davidson, John Babion, Joey Mastrioanni, Austin Susice, Bill Gill, Shane Dixon, Chris Storm, AJ Lewis
Qualifier Winners: Gary Lindberg, Brad Rouse, Jordan Cosco
JC Auto Street Stocks: JUSTIN RAMSAY, Jason Fontaine, Bill Bleich Jr, Dave Bailey, Kyle Pelrine, Chris Crawford, Bryce Richardson, Jim Lampman, Vince Fargnoli, Doug Crawford, Dave Susick, Mike Greene, Andrew Reece
Qualifier Winners: Jason Fontaine, Dave Bailey
Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks: JASON COUTU, Tyler Lafantaisie, Even Curtis, Rob Goulding, Brandon Iudiciani, Kyle Rothwell, Gary Hodgson, Mike Sarantakos, Randy Robitaille, Teeple, Jay Moulton
Qualifying Winners: Evan Curtis, Rob Goulding
Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks: MIKE TOOVEY, Dylan Llord, Jamie Ayers, Cole Hardy, Danny Wurster, Frank Perry, Taylor Vanderzanden, Tony Spitery
Qualifying Winner: Dylan Llord
Contact –– Steven Petty: firstname.lastname@example.org, Humberstone Speedway (905) 834-4002
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