PORTER AND WESTBROOK WIN ON FRANKIE TURKEY MEMORIAL NIGHT AT OHSWEKEN

Friday - July - 2017
by Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 7, 2017 – A total of 128 cars packed the pit area for Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciation night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH to start the month of July at Ohsweken Speedway. When the final checkered flag waved, it was Dylan Westbrook, Holly Porter, Ryan Dinning, Jon Janssens, Bobby Tolton and Dustin Longboat who stood in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
July 7, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciatin Night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH
Total Entries – 128

 

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (18 entries)

Front row starter Jake Brown raced to an early lead on the outside in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature while third-starting Dylan Westbrook quickly jumped into second ahead of polesitter Jim Huppunen. Scott Kreutter worked his way into the top-three on lap three and made it a three-car battle up front.

The race was slowed for its only caution on lap six when Curtis Gartly’s No.6 slowed in turn three. On the following restart, Westbrook got past Brown for the point and Kreutter followed suit into second. Westbrook pulled out to a lead, but Kreutter reeled him in on lap 12. Westbrook played defense over the next five laps to maintain an advantage of 0.3 seconds.

When the two drivers caught slower traffic with three laps to go, Westbrook found another gear and drove away from Kreutter by 2.4 seconds to secure his fourth win of the season at Ohsweken. The victory moved Westbrook into a tie for sixth with Steve Poirier for the most all-time wins at Ohsweken with eight. Jake Brown and Cory Turner were heat race winners.

A-Feature (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook [3]; 2. 49 Scott Kreutter [4]; 3. 1-10 Jake Brown [2]; 4. 14h Jim Huppunen [1]; 5. 10 Mitch Brown [9]; 6. 01 Mikey Kruchka [5]; 7. 17x Dain Naida [8]; 8. 97 Cory Turner [7]; 9. 2w Lee Winger [6]; 10. 91 Ryan Turner [11]; 11. 38 Tyler Hendricks [12]; 12. 11 Jamie Turner [14]; 13. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly [10]; 14. DNF 21 John Burbridge Jr. [13]; DNS. 27z Stan Zanchin; DNS. 9 Steve Lyons. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jake Brown 1-6, Dylan Westbrook 7-20; Hard Charger – Mitch Brown (+4 – 5th to 9th).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 1:52.117)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON [3]; 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON [2]; 3. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh, MI [1]; 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON [4]; 5. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON [7]; 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON [6]; 7. 21 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON [5]; DNS. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON..

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 1:54.779)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [2]; 2. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY [5]; 3. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON [1]; 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON [6]; 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON [3]; 6. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [7]; 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [24; DNS. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 entries)

Holly Porter brought the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car field to the green flag from the pole position and was simply dominant the rest of the way. The Delhi, ON driver paced the field through a flurry of early cautions on laps two and four despite the efforts of Jerry Hill and teammate Jesse McDonald.

Porter was perfect on a number of restarts including on the green-white-checkered finish. The battle to watch was for second as teammates Jesse McDonald and Aaron Turkey battled Mack DeMan and Jerry Hill for second and third. It was following the final restart that Turkey was able to get by Hill for third and bring DeMan with him as Hill settled for fifth. The Porter, McDonald and Turkey top-three made it a podium sweep for Styres racing.

Eric McGlone, Ryan Hunsinger, Jesse Costa and McDonald were heat race winners. Hannah Ferrell and Cody Day won the pair of B-Mains, but Day was later disqualified for having the nose wing too far forward.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter [1]; 2. 88 Jesse McDonald [3]; 3. 68 Aaron Turkey [10]; 4. 4 Mack DeMan [16]; 5. 49h Jerry Hill [2]; 6. 52 Jesse Costa [7]; 7. 43h Ryan Hunsinger [5]; 8. 8 Hannah Ferrell [17]; 9. 55 Mike Thorne [11]; 10. 88h Josh Hansen [18]; 11. 5 DJ Christie [8]; 12. 9c Brian Nanticoke [12]; 13. 9 Paul Ballantyne [20]; 14. 87x Shone Evans [19]; 15. 51 Trevor Young [13]; 16. DNF 3 AJ Lewis [9]; 17. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney [14]; 18. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra [6]; 19. DNF 18 Josh Shantz [15]; 20. 6m Eric McGlone [4]. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Holly Porter 1-20; Hard Charger – Hannah Ferrell (+9 – 17th to 8th).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:39.586)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON [2]; 2. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON [1]; 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON [4]; 4. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON [3]; 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON [5]; 6. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON [6]; 7. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON [7]; 8. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON [8].

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:35.395)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON [1]; 2. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON [3]; 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON [2]; 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON [6]; 5. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON [5]; 6. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON [7]; 7. 22 Allen Gilletta, St. Catharines, ON [4]; 8. 52s Jake Sheridan, Mount Brydges, ON [8].

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.405)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON [5]; 2. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON [1]; 3. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON [2]; 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON [7]; 5. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON [6]; 6. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON [3]; 7. 04x Michael Bell, Hagersville, ON [4];

Klotz Machine Shop Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.050)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON [3]; 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON [4]; 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON [1]; 4. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON [2]; 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON [5]; DNS. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON [6]; DNS. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON [7].

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Hannah Ferrell [1]; 2. 87x Shone Evans [3]; 3. 15 Dan Nanticoke [2]; 4. 10 Lofton Schuts [5]; 5. 19 Brandon Murrell [7]; 6. 04x Michael Bell [6]; 7. DNF 29 Liam Martin [4].

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
DQ. 44 Cody Day [3]; 2. 88h Josh Hansen [1]; 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne [2]; 4. 52s Jake Sheridan [6]; 5. 8h Matt Hill [4]; 6. 22 Allen Gilletta [5]; DNS. 18x Davey Boughton

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