Liam Martin acores Action Sprint Tour win

Liam Martin from Binbrook won his second Action Sprint Tour A-Main as Verge Insurance presented the racing action at the New Humberstone Speedway Sunday, Aug. 11/2019.

Port Colborne’s Greg Panunte survived several cautions to score his second Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman feature of the season and Billy Bleich Jr from Port Robinson won his third JC Auto Thunderstock feature of the season.

Craig Vlasic from Welland won his fifth Glo & Go Tanning Mini Stocks feature of the season and Mitch Dumont, also of Welland,  scored his third Airhardt Deliveries Pro 4 Trucks feature.

Teddy Sheppard won the Enduro and with the win, secured the pole position in the Eve of Destruction.

The Action Sprint Tour presented by RaceRivalz.com was brought to the green flag for round eight by Steven Beckett and Liam Martin with Martin showing the way.

Josh Hansen would move into second and would start to go after race leader Martin.

The leaders would hit lap traffic on lap eight as Hansen would start to close in on race leader Martin. Jacob Dykstra would spin in turn three to bring out the races first caution on lap 10 after losing a right front tire.

Dykstra would be able to rejoin the field after his work in the work area. On the restart, Martin, Hansen, and Beckett would pull away from the rest of the field.

A late-race restart would bunch the field up and Martin would hold off Hansen to score his second series win of the season.

Round nine will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17/2019, at the Brighton Speedway with the championship being decided at Ohsweken Speedway as part of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

Dylan Davidson and Brad Rouse would bring the Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman to the green with Rouse taking the lead.  Greg Panunte would take over second from Davidson.

Rouse would continue to show the way for several circuits until Greg Panunte used a mid-race restart to take the lead away.

Several drivers would suffer setbacks in the 25-lap feature go including Adam Leslie who hit the front stretch wall.

Panunte would hold off Rouse to score his second win of the season. Dylan Davidson, who crossed the line in third place was found to be light at the scales post-race.

Barry Beck Jr and Go Fast Teeple brought the JC Auto Thunderstocks to the green flag with Beck showing the way. Billy Bleich Jr would take the lead away from Beck on lap seven and would start to pull away from the field.

After a spin on lap 12 bunched the field up, Bleich would regain the advantage over Fontaine and Dave Bailey.

Bleich would go on to score the feature win.

Evan Curtis and Craig Vlasic were on the front row for the Glo & Go Tanning Mini Stocks feature with Mike Sarantakos taking the lead at the end of lap one.

Vlasic would take the lead away on lap two. After a trio of cautions slowed the field down, Vlasic would pull away with Evan Curtis and Leroy Buscumb battling for second place.

Vlasic would go on to score the feature win, his fifth of the season.

Brian Aube and Mitch Dumont were on the front row for the Airhardt Delivery Pro 4 Trucks feature event with Dumont showing the way.

Justin Towers, Danny Wurster, and Dylan Llord would come together on the back straightaway to bring out the races first caution.

On the restart, Dumont would pull away from Frank Perry. After a lap six caution, Perry would take the lead but Dumont would regain the lead just one lap later.

Dumont would go on to score the win, his third of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES:  87 cars signed in pitside for the racing program.

Next Sunday, Aug. 18/2019, Rick’s Delivery and CAA Niagara will present the annual Gabe Bellante Memorial for the Sportsman plus a full Epic Racewear Weekly Racing Series program of Late Models, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4 Trucks.

Gates will swing open at 4 p.m. and showtime is at 6:30 p.m.

All kids in attendance can check out the activities with the Humbee’s Kids Club presented by the Port Colborne Dairy Queen happening at 5:00 p.m. each race night.

RACE RESULTS – VERGE INSURANCE NIGHT

Action Sprint Tour: LIAM MARTIN, Josh Hansen, Steven Beckett, Jesse McDonald, Jordan Hill, Brad Herron, Paul Klager, Allan Downey, Darren Dryden, Jacob Dykstra, Brian Nanticoke, Blaine Barrow, Noelle Teal, Jerry Hill, Tyler Ward, Johnny Miller, Spencer Davis, Trevor Young, Al Gilletta Jr, Ryan Hunsinger Did Not Start: Dave McKnight Jr
Qualifying Heats: Jacob Dykstra, Liam Martin, Jesse McDonald

Cosco Haulage DIRTcar Sportsman: GREG PANUNTE, Brad Rouse, Rob Sauder, Jay Mallory, Matt Sharpe, Emily Puchalski, Lee Mallory, Tyler Puchalski, Luke Carleton, Adam Leslie, Jordan Cosco, Dylan Davidson
Qualifying Heats: Dylan Davidson, Brad Rouse

JC Auto Thunderstocks: BILLY BLEICH JR, Jason Fontaine, Dave Bailey, Barry Beck Jr, Donny Lampman, Dave Small, Jim Lampman, Barry Blanchard, Jeff Larmet, Go Fast Teeple, John Overholt, Jeff Bean, Zack Bleich, Kevin Kocarik
Qualifying Heats: Dave Bailey, Jason Fontaine

Glo & Go Tanning Mini Stocks: CRAIG VLASIC, Evan Curtis, Leroy Buscumb, Jay Moulton, Mike Sarantakos, Olivier Larocque, Kurtis Wiley, Sam Iftody, Dan McKay, Kourtney Kocarik, David Hoyle, Tim Jamieson, Cole Hardy, Paul Longboat, John Lubeck (Disqualified)
Qualifying Heats: Craig Vlasic, Jay Moulton

Airhardt Deliveries Pro 4 Trucks: MITCH DUMONT, Frank Perry, Brian Aube, Jamie Ayers, Jay Dupuis, Doug Crawford, Clinton Barrick, William Wilson, Danny Wurster, Dylan Llord, Justin Towers
Qualifying Heats: Brian Aube, Mitch Dumont

Source – Humberstone Speedway