OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 14, 2019) – Scott Kreutter claimed $10,000 USD and the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals win of his career on Saturday night at Ohsweken Speedway, while Jesse Costa was the victor in the Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car season finale, and Josh Hansen clinched the Action Sprint Tour championship. A total of 97 drivers competed in the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express, including 60 360 Sprint Cars and 37 Crate Sprint Cars.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 360 Sprint Cars
Max Stambaugh and Jordan Thomas earned front row starting spots for the 35 lap A-Main, both looking for their first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals win. Thomas took command, while Parker Price-Miller quickly moved from sixth to second and set off in search of his third CSCN win. Thomas looked strong early in the race, but his lead shrunk as he approached traffic and Price-Miller was able to take over at the front on lap nine.
Scott Kreutter started the race on the outside of the second row, but fell back as far as seventh early in the race. Kreutter was still mired in sixth when Price-Miller took the lead, but soon began to mount the charge that landed him in victory lane. Three-time CSCN winner Steve Poirier was also on the move, and took third from Stambaugh on lap nine. Kreutter had other ideas, however, and passed Mark Smith, Stambaugh, and Poirier in quick succession to take third by lap 15; Kreutter’s teammate and eventual runner-up finisher Matt Farnham was up to seventh from his 17th starting spot at this point.
Kreutter and Farnham continued to march forward, and Kreutter took the second position away from Thomas on lap 20. Farnham passed Thomas for third on lap 25, and two laps later Kreutter used a good run exiting turn four to take the lead and begin to open his advantage. Farnham moved past Price-Miller on lap 31 and cut into his teammate’s lead but Kreutter was able to stay ahead to take the victory, the first by a Friday night Ohsweken Speedway regular in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Kreutter also set a track record in the process, as the race went green-to-checkered in just over ten minutes without a caution or red flag.
A rookie with just a handful of 360 Sprint Car starts on his resume, Farnham took the runner-up spot to make it a one-two finish for the Hoddick racing team. Price-Miller finished third, while Thomas and Poirier rounded out the top five. Cory Turner took his first top ten finish at CSCN with a sixth place run, followed by Sam Hafertepe Jr., Dylan Westbrook, Chuck Hebing, and Stambaugh. Westbrook, the Ohsweken track champion, started seventh and fell back to 14th early in the race before mounting a comeback. Hebing’s top-ten finish was his tenth in 13 CSCN attempts.
Cory Turner was the fastest driver overall in time trials, while Mark Smith, Jordan Thomas, Steve Poirier, Scott Kreutter, Parker Price-Miller, and Scott Holcomb claimed heat race wins, Jordan Poirier won the B-Main, Denny Peebles won the C-Main, and Max Stambaugh won the Pole Dash.
-73 drivers from nine American states and two Canadian provinces filed pre-entries for the 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, with 60 officially competing on Saturday night.
-Matt Tanner passed 25 cars in a total of 27 laps to advance from 17th in the C-Main to an A-Main starting spot. Shone Evans narrowly missed completing an alphabet run of his own, racing from 19th to 6th in the C-Main, and 23rd to 12th in the B-Main.
-Dustin Daggett and Jared Zimbardi continued their streaks of attempting to qualify for every one of the 15 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals events, while Daggett also continued his streak of qualifying for all 15 A-Mains.
– Matt Farnham and Parker Price-Miller split the $1,000 CAD prize for the Tammy Ten Media Challenge by having the best combined finishes from the Night Before the Nationals and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals events. Farnham scored a runner-up finish each night, while Price-Miller won on Friday and finished third on Saturday.
-Along with the $10,000 USD A-Main winner’s prize, Scott Kreutter also earned a brand new firesuit from EPIC Racewear.
-Max Stambaugh took home a custom Sprint Car-themed fire pit from South Coast BBQ Fire Pits by winning the Pole Dash.
-Seven drivers competed in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the first time, including Matt Farnham who earned the RaceRivalz.com Rookie of the Nationals Award. Farnham was also the Nitro 54 Variety Hard Charger after moving up 15 positions in the A-Main.
-Cory Turner’s quick time in Qualifications earned him both the Grisdale Racing Products Fastest Qualifier Award and Inside Track Motorsport News Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award.
-Conner Morrell’s team was awarded the Travis Rutz Long Tow Award presented by Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub at Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel. Morrell also became the first driver from Florida to compete in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
-The highest-finishing drivers from each of the six official CSCN affiliate sanctions earned bonus prize money, including Scott Kreutter (Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Cars, Jordan Thomas (Patriot Sprint Tour), Steve Poirier (Empire Super Sprints), Cory Turner (Southern Ontario Sprints), Max Stambaugh (Great Lakes Super Sprints), Jared Horstman (National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders).
-Steve Poirier won the Eagle Chassis bonus from Mike Emhof Motorsports.
-Mark Smith, Jonathan Preston, and Jeff Cook earned Mach 1 Chassis bonuses, while Smith also received a bonus for driving the highest-finishing Mach 1 Chassis.
Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars
Steven Beckett and Liam Martin began the final Crate Sprint Car A-Main of the season on the front row, and the pair diced for the lead early in the 20 lap race. Martin took the lead and held it until lap 13, when third row starter Jesse Costa took the lead as he attempted to win in his first race with the Barr Motorsports team.
Martin kept the leader in sight over the remaining laps but could not retake the lead from Costa, who took the win by just over half a second. Martin settled for the runner-up spot, while Lucas Smith crossed the line third after starting 13th. Smith was penalized two spots for jumping a restart, however, which allowed Paul Klager to celebrate a podium finish while Beckett was credited with fourth and Smith fifth. Josh Hansen clinched the Action Sprint Tour championship with a sixth place finish, followed by DJ Christie, tenth row starter Brandon Murrell, Jordan Hill, and Adrian Stahle.
Adrian Stahle, DJ Christie, Liam Martin, and Jesse McDonald won qualifying heat races, while Terry Baker won the B-Main and advanced from 21st to 11th in the A-Main.
Josh Hansen races down the backstraight at Humberstone Speedway earlier in the 2019 season. Hansen clinched the 201 Action Sprint Tour championship on Saturday night at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).
UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
Ohsweken Speedway will officially wrap-up its 2019 season with the annual Night of Champions Award Celebration at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, November 22. The 2019 division champions and top points finishers in all four weekly Friday Night Excitement divisions will receive their awards and cash from the championship points fund. Stay tuned to www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information in the coming weeks.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals History
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
Past Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Winners
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2019 Scott Kreutter – Cheektowaga, New York, USA
About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.aeslacrosse.com.
About Nitro 54 Variety: Located at 919 Brant County Hwy 54, Nitro 54 Variety is a proud sponsor of several race teams at Ohsweken Speedway and a presenting sponsor of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011 Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their popular “You Gotta Eat Here” series. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088 and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.
About Bradshaw Brothers: Based in Waterford, Ontario, Bradshaw Fuels Limited was founded in 1979. The company’s line of business includes the wholesale distribution of petroleum and petroleum products. Call them at 519 443-8611, or visit their website at www.BradshawFuels.com.
About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.
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