Chevalier Wins Safecracker 100

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img_9668PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (September 18, 2016) –  “Heavy Chevy” Chad Chevalier from Port Colborne, Ontario was victorious in the Safecracker 100 for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman at the Humberstone Speedway on Mike Knapp ford night. Dennis Lunger Jr from Albion, Pennsylvania won his eighth Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Model feature of the season and clinched the track title for the second straight season. Dave Bailey from Hagersville, Ontario won his fifth JC Auto Street Stock feature of the season and clinched his first Humberstone title. Kyle Haynes from Caledon, Ontario won the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks feature event for his fourth win of the season and wins the track divisional title. Danny Wurster from Niagara Falls, Ontario won the main event for the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks while St. Catharines, Ontario’s Mike Toovey scored the win in the Pro 4 Trucks non-winners race.

Brad Rouse from St. Catharines, Ontario won the 2016 title for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman on Labor Day Weekend. “The Keystone State Warrior” Dennis Lunger Jr won his second straight Pinty’s RUSH Late Model title behind eight victories in 2016. Dave Bailey completed the Niagara Region Trifecta by winning the track title not only at Humberstone, but at Ohsweken and Merrittville as well in 2016.  Kyle Haynes from Caledon won the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks championship while Dylan Llord from St. Catharines, Ontario was the divisional champion in the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks.

Charlie Lynch led the opening circuits in the Safecracker 100 for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman. Adam Leslie would take second away from Tom Richau Jr on lap nine and started to chase down Lynch. Track champion Brad Rouse would take fourth on lap 12 on his quest towards the front of the field. Adam Leslie would catch race leader Lynch on lap 17 and would challenge for the lead. Leslie would take the lead from Lynch on lap 19. The leaders started to hit heavy lap traffic on lap 20.

At the races ¼ mark, Adam Leslie continued to show the way over Charlie Lynch, Brad Rouse, Chad Chevalier, and Jay Mallory raced inside the top five. Lynch would battle back to catch Leslie while working lap traffic. While in traffic, Dave DiPetro spun in turn three and collected the lead duo of Leslie and Lynch on lap 31. . With the leaders involved in the caution, Brad Rouse would inherit the race lead. Chad Chevalier would take the lead away from Rouse on the outside off the restart on lap 35. The caution would come back out on lap 39 as Mark Chiddy spun in turn four. Rouse would lead at halfway mark with Cody McPherson moving up and into third. Chevalier would regain the lead off a mid-race restart as McPherson would take second away from Rouse as Chevalier started to pull away from the field. The caution would fly on lap 89 as Brent Begolo spun in turn three and collected Chris Storm and John Babion. On the restart, Chevalier would start to pull away and open up his lead over the balance of the field. Chevalier would lead the final laps to score his second win of the season.

img_9500Divisional rookie Travis Martineau and Ken Winfield shared the front row for the Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Models main event with Martineau showing the way early. Dennis Lunger Jr would make his presence felt as he would take the lead away from teammate Martineau with just three laps completed. Hometown hero Rob Pietz would take second away on lap four from Martineau and would try to chase down Lunger, who would stretch out his lead to nearly a half a track ahead of Pietz by the races checkered flag. Jeff Dayman would work by Martineau to take third away with five laps remaining. Dayman would then challenge Pietz in the late going but Pietz would hold off Dayman’s advances for second.  Lunger would drive off to his eighth win of the season and earn his second consecutive track title.

img_9423Rob Murray and Brad Sheehan brought the field of JC Auto Street Stocks to the green flag for their 20 lap main event with Sheehan jumping into the lead. Murray would take the lead on lap two with Fontaine and Bailey running in the top three. While racing with a lap car, Dave Bailey would take second away from Fontaine, with Murray continuing to lead the field. Bailey would take the lead away on lap nine. Kyle Pelrine worked his way into second. Pelrine would challenge Bailey for much of the final circuits but it was Bailey holding him off for his fifth win of the season and earning the track championship.

img_9336Kyle Haynes and Evan Curtis led the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks to the green flag and it will be Haynes showing the way. After a lap three restart, Tony Kelly spun and snapped barrel rolled down the front straightaway. He climbed out of his car under his own power. Haynes and Kyle Rothwell pulled away off the early race restart. Rothwell challenged Haynes with five to go. Haynes was able to hold off Rothwell to score the win and earn the track title.

img_9234Danny Wurster and Terry Ronning led the field of Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks to the green flag for their 15 lap season finale with Wurster leading the field over Dylan Llord who took second at the end of lap one. Andy Imbeault would take third away and started to reel in the lead duo. Wurster would hold off the challenges from Llord to collect his second win of the season. Llord was crowned the divisional champion. Mike Toovey was victorious in the Pro 4 Truck non winners race that paid over $500 to win thanks to Tomaski racing and other contributors.

NEWS AND NOTES: Track General Manager Bobby Davidson addressed the crowd and said “We can put all the rumors to rest. We are not sold, we are not going to be sold and we will be back in 2017!”  25 entrants took part in the Safecracker contest. Young race fan Jason was Lucas Oil/Leslie Motorsports Jr Fan Members of the Week. Jason received a prize pack from Lucas Oil and Leslie Motorsports. As part of being the Jr. Fan Member of the week, Jason said “the most famous words in Motorsports” as well as got the chance to ride in the Pace Car and get picture taken with each of the feature winners in Epic Racewear Victory Lane! The Jr Fan of the Week can pick up their photos the following week at the souvenir stand courtesy of Soft Touch Images.

The final racing event of the 2016 season will be next Sunday September 25th as Tidyman Maintenance and Port Colborne Laundry presents the annual Eve of Destruction. Grandstand gates opening at 10:00am with the destruction starting at 12:00pm sharp! Get there early to get the best seat in the house!

The 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).

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 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


PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman:CHAD CHEVALIER, Cody McPherson, Brad Rouse, Justin Sharp, Jeff Armstrong, Jay Mallory, Jordan Cosco, Rob Knapp, Brett Senek, AJ Custodi, Dylan Davidson, Pat Sonnenberg, Chris Bellamy, Luke Carleton, Mark Chiddy, Brent Begolo, Chris Storm, John Babion, Adam Leslie, Tyler Puchalski, Charlie Lynch, Tom Richau Jr, Dave DiPetro, Ken Cosgrove  Failed to Qualify: Austin Susice, Jim Harbison, Rob Goulding, Matt Sharpe, Dave Flannigan Jr, Brian Page, Emily Puchalski, Gord McIntosh

Qualifying Winners: Jeff Armstrong, Brad Rouse, Charlie Lynch, Jordan Cosco

Last Chance Qualifier Winner: Ken Cosgrove

Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Models: DENNIS LUNGER JR, Rob Pietz, Jeff Dayman, Travis Martineau, Tim Gillespie, Ken Winfield, John McIntire

Qualifying Winner: Rob Pietz

JC Auto Street Stocks: DAVE BAILEY, Kyle Pelrine, Jason Fontaine, Rob Murray, Brad Sheehan, Vince Fargnoli, Marcel Michaud, Barry Beck Jr, Car #33G, Wesley Visser, Bryce Richardson, Andrew Reece

Qualifying Winners: Rob Murray, Jason Fontaine

Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks: KYLE HAYNES, Kyle Rothwell, Mike Sarantakos, Alex Riley, Jay Moulton, Cole Hardy, Evan Curtis, Olivier Larocque, Brandon Iudiciani, Tom Neale, Nick Masse, Chris Laskey, Sam Iftody, Nick Sarantakos, Teeple, Garnet Wilson, Tony Kelly, Lorenzo Mazzuca

Qualifying Winners:  Garnet Wilson, Nick Sarantakos, Kyle Haynes

Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks: DANNY WURSTER, Dylan Llord, Andy Imbeault, Frank Perry, Mitch Dumont, Craig Vlasic, Stephanie Ayers, Kevin Conley, Emily Puchalski, Kyle Tomaski, Truck #420, Terry Ronning, Mike Toovey

Qualifying Winners: Dylan Llord, Danny Wurster

Source – Humberstone Speedway



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