Westbrook continues to dominate at Ohsweken Speedway

Sports Jul 17, 2017 by Darryl Smart The Sachem

Dylan Westbrook continued his dominance on Friday night, picking up his fifth-straight win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken Speedway.

During Emergency Services and Sponsor Night — presented by Strickland’s GMC — Westbrook started fourth, but led the first lap of the race after zooming by Mitch Brown, Scott Kreutter and Jamie Turner. Brown and Kreutter battled for second for most of the race, while Turner fell back and finished in 11th place.

Without the help of a caution, Westbrook could not be caught. He lapped all but five cars and finished the 20-lap feature with a 10.547 second lead over second-place Brown.

Kreutter, Mikey Kruchka and Jim Huppunen completed the top five.

A giant wreck in turn one of the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car feature caused a total reshuffling of the field, with Mack DeMan using it to his advantage.

Originally the eighth starter, DeMan used the high side of the speedway to get by A.J. Lewis and never surrendered his lead. He used the bottom of the race track to navigate lapped traffic and pick up the feature win over Holly Porter by 6.410 seconds.

Mike Thorne, Lewis and Hannah Ferrell rounded out the top five.

Another wreck — this time in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20-lap feature — proved advantageous for Ryan Dinning, who took home the win.

The wreck took out seven of the 23 starters in the feature, including pole-sitter Nick Liverance.

Logan Shwedyk took the lead out of the caution, but was only able to hold it for three laps, as Ken Sargent came storming from behind to take the lead.

The two-car battle for the lead quickly became a four-car battle, as Dinning and Dave Bailey made their way from the back of the field again to join the leaders by the eighth lap.

Dinning took the lead for good on lap 10, but Bailey fought valiantly side-by-side until the checkered flag flew.

It was Dinning’s second-consecutive win. Nobody has beat Dinning or Bailey in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks division since July 22, 2016.

In the 15-lap HRW Automotive Mini Stocks feature, Brandon Janssens hunted down Gary Hodgson, who raced out to an early lead at the start and earned the win.

Using the high side of the race track, Janssens was able to get by Hodgson on lap six.

When the green flew again, this time on the ninth lap, Janssens used the top of the speedway to get a lead on Hodgson. He never gave up the lead.

Brandon Crumbie was able to get by Hodgson on lap 12 to take second place, while Hodgson settled for third. Aaron Rewutzky and Nick Masi completed the top five.

After debuting his new car last week, Cody Sommerville rode it to the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12-lap feature checkered flag on Friday.

Tim Jamieson had the pole, but a lap one yellow flag shuffled the deck.

When green was on, Sommerville charged out of the gate, took the lead and never relented it, despite a hard charge from Adam Plazek.

Plazek fought off third place challenger Dustin Longboat, but the lapped traffic got the best of him in his quest to take down Sommerville.

 

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Westbrook continues to dominate at Ohsweken Speedway

Mack DeMan, Ryan Dinning, Brandon Janssens and Cody Sommerville also stood on the Lucas Oil Victory Lane

Sports Jul 17, 2017 by Darryl Smart The Sachem

Dylan Westbrook continued his dominance on Friday night, picking up his fifth-straight win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken Speedway.

During Emergency Services and Sponsor Night — presented by Strickland’s GMC — Westbrook started fourth, but led the first lap of the race after zooming by Mitch Brown, Scott Kreutter and Jamie Turner. Brown and Kreutter battled for second for most of the race, while Turner fell back and finished in 11th place.

Without the help of a caution, Westbrook could not be caught. He lapped all but five cars and finished the 20-lap feature with a 10.547 second lead over second-place Brown.

Kreutter, Mikey Kruchka and Jim Huppunen completed the top five.

A giant wreck in turn one of the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car feature caused a total reshuffling of the field, with Mack DeMan using it to his advantage.

Originally the eighth starter, DeMan used the high side of the speedway to get by A.J. Lewis and never surrendered his lead. He used the bottom of the race track to navigate lapped traffic and pick up the feature win over Holly Porter by 6.410 seconds.

Mike Thorne, Lewis and Hannah Ferrell rounded out the top five.

Another wreck — this time in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20-lap feature — proved advantageous for Ryan Dinning, who took home the win.

The wreck took out seven of the 23 starters in the feature, including pole-sitter Nick Liverance.

Logan Shwedyk took the lead out of the caution, but was only able to hold it for three laps, as Ken Sargent came storming from behind to take the lead.

The two-car battle for the lead quickly became a four-car battle, as Dinning and Dave Bailey made their way from the back of the field again to join the leaders by the eighth lap.

Dinning took the lead for good on lap 10, but Bailey fought valiantly side-by-side until the checkered flag flew.

It was Dinning’s second-consecutive win. Nobody has beat Dinning or Bailey in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks division since July 22, 2016.

In the 15-lap HRW Automotive Mini Stocks feature, Brandon Janssens hunted down Gary Hodgson, who raced out to an early lead at the start and earned the win.

Using the high side of the race track, Janssens was able to get by Hodgson on lap six.

When the green flew again, this time on the ninth lap, Janssens used the top of the speedway to get a lead on Hodgson. He never gave up the lead.

Brandon Crumbie was able to get by Hodgson on lap 12 to take second place, while Hodgson settled for third. Aaron Rewutzky and Nick Masi completed the top five.

After debuting his new car last week, Cody Sommerville rode it to the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12-lap feature checkered flag on Friday.

Tim Jamieson had the pole, but a lap one yellow flag shuffled the deck.

When green was on, Sommerville charged out of the gate, took the lead and never relented it, despite a hard charge from Adam Plazek.

Plazek fought off third place challenger Dustin Longboat, but the lapped traffic got the best of him in his quest to take down Sommerville.

 

dsmart@norfolknews.ca

twitter.com/darrylsmart1

Westbrook continues to dominate at Ohsweken Speedway

Mack DeMan, Ryan Dinning, Brandon Janssens and Cody Sommerville also stood on the Lucas Oil Victory Lane

Sports Jul 17, 2017 by Darryl Smart The Sachem

Dylan Westbrook continued his dominance on Friday night, picking up his fifth-straight win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken Speedway.

During Emergency Services and Sponsor Night — presented by Strickland’s GMC — Westbrook started fourth, but led the first lap of the race after zooming by Mitch Brown, Scott Kreutter and Jamie Turner. Brown and Kreutter battled for second for most of the race, while Turner fell back and finished in 11th place.

Without the help of a caution, Westbrook could not be caught. He lapped all but five cars and finished the 20-lap feature with a 10.547 second lead over second-place Brown.

Kreutter, Mikey Kruchka and Jim Huppunen completed the top five.

A giant wreck in turn one of the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car feature caused a total reshuffling of the field, with Mack DeMan using it to his advantage.

Originally the eighth starter, DeMan used the high side of the speedway to get by A.J. Lewis and never surrendered his lead. He used the bottom of the race track to navigate lapped traffic and pick up the feature win over Holly Porter by 6.410 seconds.

Mike Thorne, Lewis and Hannah Ferrell rounded out the top five.

Another wreck — this time in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20-lap feature — proved advantageous for Ryan Dinning, who took home the win.

The wreck took out seven of the 23 starters in the feature, including pole-sitter Nick Liverance.

Logan Shwedyk took the lead out of the caution, but was only able to hold it for three laps, as Ken Sargent came storming from behind to take the lead.

The two-car battle for the lead quickly became a four-car battle, as Dinning and Dave Bailey made their way from the back of the field again to join the leaders by the eighth lap.

Dinning took the lead for good on lap 10, but Bailey fought valiantly side-by-side until the checkered flag flew.

It was Dinning’s second-consecutive win. Nobody has beat Dinning or Bailey in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks division since July 22, 2016.

In the 15-lap HRW Automotive Mini Stocks feature, Brandon Janssens hunted down Gary Hodgson, who raced out to an early lead at the start and earned the win.

Using the high side of the race track, Janssens was able to get by Hodgson on lap six.

When the green flew again, this time on the ninth lap, Janssens used the top of the speedway to get a lead on Hodgson. He never gave up the lead.

Brandon Crumbie was able to get by Hodgson on lap 12 to take second place, while Hodgson settled for third. Aaron Rewutzky and Nick Masi completed the top five.

After debuting his new car last week, Cody Sommerville rode it to the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12-lap feature checkered flag on Friday.

Tim Jamieson had the pole, but a lap one yellow flag shuffled the deck.

When green was on, Sommerville charged out of the gate, took the lead and never relented it, despite a hard charge from Adam Plazek.

Plazek fought off third place challenger Dustin Longboat, but the lapped traffic got the best of him in his quest to take down Sommerville.

 

dsmart@norfolknews.ca

twitter.com/darrylsmart1