@NewHumberstone • PORT COLBORNE, ON (July 26, 2015)- Race Recap from New Humberstone Speedway for July 26, 2015.
Gary Lindberg from Ridgeway, Ontario won his fourth feature of the season in the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman on Rankin Construction Night at the Humberstone Speedway. Dennis Lunger Jr from Albion, Pennsylvania won his eighth Pinty’s RUSH Late Models feature of the season. Bill Bleich Jr from Port Robinson, Ontario picked up his third JC Auto Street Stock feature event of the season. Kyle Rothwell from Welland, Ontario earned his fourth Cosco Haulage Mini Stock feature. Mike Toovey from St. Catharines, Ontario won his eighth Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks feature of the season. Jason Coutu grabbed the win in the Eve of Destruction Enduro Qualifier.
Jeff Armstrong and AJ Lewis brought the field of PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman to the green flag for their main event with Armstrong showing the way early. Jordan Cosco lost a wheel and came to a stop in turn two to bring out the races first caution. Armstrong would continue to show the way off the restart with Adam Leslie in second. Gary Lindberg would race his way to third with AJ Lewis and Austin Wood running in the top five. Leslie and Lindberg would battle for several circuits and would clear Leslie to take over second on lap 14. Lindberg would then pass Armstrong on lap 17 to take over the lead. Lindberg would open up the lead over Leslie, and Wood. Lindberg would drive on to his fourth victory of the season.
Paul Grigsby and Jeff Dayman led the Pinty’s RUSH Late Models to the green flag for their feature event with Grigsby showing the way early over Rob Pietz. Pietz would go underneath Grigsby and the duo would go side by side for several circuits. Pietz’s hard work would pay off as he would take over the lead on lap six, just before Tim Gillespie would bring out the races first caution. The restart would see Grigsby and Dayman making contact with Grigsby going over the edge of turn one to slow the field one more time. Pietz would jump out front with Dayman in second and Dennis Lunger Jr racing his way into third place. Pietz would hit an inside implement tire and the front end would come up, causing steering issues and bringing out the caution, handing the lead to Lunger. On the restart, Lunger would jump out front with Luke Carleton and Sam Pennacchio racing inside the top three. Pennacchio would slow on the front stretch, bringing out the caution. Lunger and Colton Ledingham would battle for the lead in the late stages but Lunger was able to drive on to pick up the win.
Steve Robison and Chris Crawford shared the front row for the JC Auto Street Stocks feature event with Crawford leading the way over Bill Bleich Jr with Dave Bailey, and Jim Lampman in tow. Bill Bleich Jr would go underneath Crawford for the lead and would complete the pass to take over the lead on lap six as Jason Fontaine would move into third place. Fontaine would clear Crawford for second on lap nine. Bleich and Fontaine would pull away from Crawford. Bleich would open up his lead and would beat Fontaine to pick up the win.
Kyle Rothwell and Tyler Lafantaisie led the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks with Rothwell showing the way. Rob Goulding would move into second and the lead duo would go side by side for several circuits. Rob Goulding would take over the lead but Rothwell would challenge and regain the lead. The duo would come side by side to the finish line with Rothwell grabbing the win by mere inches over Goulding.
Mike Toovey led from the drop of the green flag for the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks feature event. Craig Vlasic spun in turn two after having contact with Danny Wurster to bring out the caution on lap six. At the time of the incident, Vlasic and Wurster were battling inside the top five. The restart would see Toovey and Dillon Llord battling for the lead with Toovey showing the way. Tony Spitery worked his way up to position number three and started to real in the lead duo. Toovey would drive away to his eighth win on the season.
Jason Coutu picked up the victory in the 25 lap Eve of Destruction Enduro qualifier. With the victory, he is now qualified for the Eve of Destruction Enduro as part of the annual Eve of Destruction, set for Sunday September 20th.
PORT NOTES: Car counts were totaling in the low 90s for the evenings racing action. Fans had the opportunity to see their favorite cars and stars up close and personnel during the on-track autograph session. The drivers would like to thank all of those who supported the lap sponsorship program for the All Canadian Championships.
Next Sunday, Sunday August 2nd will be the running of the All Canadian Championships. The DIRTcar Sportsman will be running a 50 lap feature as will the Street Stocks as they will be running their Duel on the DIRT championships. The Late Models, Mini Stocks and Pro 4 Trucks will also be on the card as well as the Vintage Cars as they will be racing in tribute to the late Harvey Hainer Sr and Pete Cosco. Fireworks will cap off the activity on the track and Blast Entertainment will have a light show in the camping area after the races. Gates will open at 10:00AM with Time Trials for all divisions starting at 12 noon. Non qualifiers races will begin at 6:30pm. For all posts about the All Canadian on Social Media, use the #AllCanadianChampionships
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 – 7-26-15
PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman: GARY LINDBERG, Adam Leslie, Brad Rouse, Austin Wood, Cody McPherson, Jeff Armstrong, Jason Moore, Jordan Peters, AJ Lewis, Tyler Puchalski, Gord McIntosh, Gord Moreau, John McIntire, Robert Baker, Joey Mastrioanni, Steve Lewis, Chris Storm, Jordan Cosco, Matt Sharpe
Heat Winners: Austin Wood, Cody McPherson, Brad Rouse
Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Models: DENNIS LUNGER JR, Colton Ledingham, Luke Carleton, Austin King, Jeff Dayman, Brad Simpson, Ken Winfield, Sam Pennacchio, Tim Gillespie, Rob Pietz, Bill Gill Disqualified: Paul Grigsby
Heat Winners: Sam Pennacchio, Dennis Lunger Jr
JC Auto Street Stocks: BILL BLEICH JR, Jason Fontaine, Chris Crawford, Jim Lampman, Dave Bailey, Vince Fargnoli, Kyle Pelrine, Mike Greene, James Thompson, Bryce Richardson, Steve Devos, Brandon Murrell, Dave Susick, Robbie General, Billy Hogue, Derek VanMil, Steve Robison, Richard Champigny Did Not Start: Doug Crawford
Heat Winners: James Thompson, Jim Lampman, Jason Fontaine
Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks: KYLE ROTHWELL, Rob Goulding, Jason Coutu, Brandon Iudiciani, Tyler Lafantaisie, Evan Curtis, Sam Iftody, Tony Kelly, Randy Robitaille, Barry Westman, Teeple
Heat Winners: Tyler Lafantaisie, Rob Goulding
Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks: MIKE TOOVEY, Dillon Llord, Tony Spitery, Adam Nichols, Frank Perry, Jamie Ayres, Craig Vlasic, Danny Wurster, Terry Ronning, Cole Hardy, Andy Imbeault
Heat Winners: Dillon Llord, Craig Vlasic
From: Steven Petty: firstname.lastname@example.org, Humberstone Speedway (905) 834-4002