Westbrook Wins SOS Feature at Humberstone

IMG_9879PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (August 7, 2016) Oakland, Ontario’s Dylan Westbrook won the A-Main for the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) on Zanchin Truck & Trailer Night at the Humberstone Speedway. For Westbrook, it was his fourth consecutive victory on the SOS Tour. Brad Rouse from St. Catharines, Ontario won his fifth feature of the season for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman. Dennis Lunger Jr from Albion, Pennsylvania won his fifth main event of the season for the Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Models. Dave Bailey from Hagersville, Ontario won his third main event of the season for the JC Auto Street Stocks. Jay Moulton from St. Catharines, Ontario earned his second Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks feature. Dylan Llord from St. Catharines, Ontario picked up his seventh win of the season in the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks.

“This is awesome” stated Dylan Westbrook in victory lane. “Normally he (Cory Turner) runs the bottom and ended up getting underneath him in the lap traffic and was able to get it done” Westbrook continued. “It was a great run tonight” stated second place runner Cory Turner. “The car went away a little bit late and lap traffic gave us some issues and the track surface was perfect tonight” Turner added. “About halfway through, I thought I was going to check out the corn field” stated Ryan Susice after going high outside turns three and four about halfway through the race.

Race number eight of the 2016 Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) tour was brought to the green flag by Cory Turner and Dylan Westbrook and it was Turner showing the way with Westbrook, Steve Lyons, Ryan Susice and Ryan Turner racing in the top five at the end of the first scored lap. Susice would challenge Lyons for third and the “Ransomville Renegade” would take the spot away on lap two. Barry Beck Jr came to a stop in turn four to bring out the races first caution on lap two. Ryan Turner took his number 91 to the pits during the races first caution period. Both Beck and Turner would be able to continue on racing. On the restart, Cory Turner would jump into the lead as Westbrook, Susice, Lyons and Sean Sliter raced in the top five. Susice went over the edge in turn four and lost the third spot to Sean Sliter. Stan Zanchin spun in turn three to bring out the caution on lap five to slow the field down for the second time. Westbrook went to the outside of Turner for the lead off the restart but Turner would be able to hold him off. “The Real Deal” Chris Steele would work his way through the field from his 12th starting spot and would challenge Dave Dykstra for fifth at the races halfway mark. The leaders would hit lap traffic at the halfway mark as Cory Turner used his Humberstone track knowledge to his advantage as he pulled away from Westbrook with ten laps remaining. Westbrook would catch Turner with eight laps to go and would complete the pass to take the lead on lap 17. Sean Sliter had issues and pulled his entry into the infield with a broken left front, ending his night as he came in sitting second in SOS points. The caution would come back out on lap 20 as Barry Beck Jr slowed in turn two. The late race restart would see Westbrook take off over Turner and Susice as Chris Steele battled with Dave Dykstra for fourth place. Westbrook would pull away to pick up the win, his fourth consecutive win on the SOS tour. Turner, Susice, Dykstra, and Steele would complete the top five. A lap time of 13.078sec. ran by Westbrook during hot laps shattered the Humberstone track record.

IMG_9917Dylan Davidson and Adam Leslie were on the front row for the 25 lap feature for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman and it was Davidson setting the pace early on. Chad Chevalier would move into second with Brad Rouse running in third early on. Chevalier and Rouse would battle for second on lap seven and would complete the pass on lap eight to take over second and would go after Davidson. Davidson would continue to lead Rouse, Chevalier, Leslie and Cody McPherson at the halfway point. Rouse would take the lead on lap 17; Rouse would open up his lead and would go on to score the win, career win number 101. Chevalier would score a runner up finish with Davidson finishing in third. McPherson and Leslie would complete the top five.

IMG_9853Colton Ledingham led Jeff Dayman and company in the 20 lap main event for the Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Models. Dennis Lunger Jr would take the lead on lap two and started to pull away from the rest of the field. Rob Pietz would pass Ledingham to take over second on lap three and would go after Lunger. Off a lap four restart, Lunger would pull away as Pietz would take back the second spot from Ledingham. Jeff Dayman would battle with Ledingham for third and would complete the pass on lap eight. Sam Pennacchio would pass Dayman to take over third place on lap 12. Pennacchio would move into second on lap 13 and would go after Lunger, who opened up his lead to a full straightaway with five laps remaining. Lunger would cruise to collect his fifth win of the season.

IMG_9833James Thompson and Jason Fontaine shared the front row for the JC Auto Street Stocks with Fontaine showing the way. Bill Bleich Jr snapped the right rear axle on lap one to bring out the races first caution. Fontaine would take off on the restart with Vince Fargnoli challenging Thompson for second. Dave Bailey and Rob Murray battled for third spot as Bailey would use the outside to take third and then took second away from Fargnoli and then went after Fontaine for the lead. Bailey would continue to use the outside and would pass Fontaine to take over the lead on lap 10. Bailey would hold off Fontaine’s challenges in the second half of the race. Andrew Reece would bring out the caution after spinning in turn two with two laps to go, erasing the lead that Bailey had over Fontaine. Fontaine and Rob Murray got hooked on the front straight away on the last lap as Bailey would score the win, his third of the season.

IMG_9770Jay Moulton led from the outset in the main event for the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks. Kyle Haynes raced into second and began giving chase to Moulton. Moulton was able to hold off Kyle Haynes to pick up his second win of the season. Evan Curtis would finish in third after having a great battle with Leroy Buscumb for much of the 15 lap feature distance.

IMG_2834Danny Wurster and Jamie Ayers set the pace in the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks feature event with Wurster showing the way. Dylan Llord would take the lead on lap three from Wurster with Mike Toovey moving into second place. Toovey would challenge Llord for several laps for the lead but Llord was able to hold him off. Llord would hold off Toovey to pick up the win, his seventh of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: We are only one month away from the annual Eve of Destruction set for SUNDAY September 25. More details to be announced shortly. A Lap sponsorship program has been initiated for the Pete Cosco Memorial for the 358 DIRTcar Modifieds on Sunday August 28th. Contact Cosco Haulage to purchase a lap, starting at just $25. 89 competitors signed in pitside for the racing action. Young fan Eric was Lucas Oil/Leslie Motorsports Jr Fan Members of the Week. Eric received a prize pack from Lucas Oil and Leslie Motorsports. As part of being the Jr. Fan Member of the week, Eric 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 courtesy of Soft Touch Images.

Racing continues on Sunday August 13th as Pinty’s Delicious Foods presents a full card of DIRTcar Sportsman, RUSH Late Models, Street Stocks, Pro 4 Trucks and Mini Stocks plus a 30 lap Eve of Destruction Enduro qualifier. Gates will open up at 4:30pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm sharp.

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 www.humberstonespeedway.com 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


Southern Ontario Sprints: DYLAN WESTBROOK, Cory Turner, Ryan Susice, Dave Dykstra, Chris Steele, Glenn Styres, Dain Naida, Jamie Turner, Ryan Turner, Steve Lyons, Havard Daniels, Adam West, Stan Zanchin, Michael Ferrell, Barry Beck Jr., John Burbridge, Sean Sliter, Josh Sliter, Lee Winger

Qualifying Winners: Sean Sliter, Ryan Turner, Glenn Styres

PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman: BRAD ROUSE, Chad Chevalier, Dylan Davidson, Cody McPherson, Adam Leslie, Darrell Farraway, Chris Storm, Joey Mastrioanni, Jay Mallory, Jeff Armstrong, Justin Sharp, Jordan Cosco, Matt Sharpe, Tyler Puchalski, Tom Richau Jr, Trevor Wright, John Babion, Luke Carleton, Rob Knapp

Qualifying Winners: Brad Rouse, Chad Chevalier, Cody McPherson

Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Models: DENNIS LUNGER JR, Sam Pennacchio, Rob Pietz, Jeff Dayman, Tim Gillespie, Colton Ledingham, Ken Winfield, Travis Martineau, Wyatt VanWart

Qualifying Winner: Rob Pietz

JC Auto Street Stocks: DAVE BAILEY, Kyle Pelrine, Bryce Richardson, Brad Sheehan, Derek VanMil, Trevor DeBoer, James Thompson, Andrew Reece, Rob Murray, Jason Fontaine, Vince Fargnoli, Barry Beck Jr, Marcel Michaud, Bill Bleich Jr

Qualifying Winners: James Thompson, Jason Fontaine

Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks: DYLAN LLORD, Mike Toovey, Craig Vlasic, Danny Wurster, Tony Spiteri, Taylor Vanderzanden, Jaime Ayers, Frank Perry, Rick Book, Andy Imbeault, Kyle Tomaski, Emily Puchalski, Terry Ronning

Qualifying Winners: Dylan Llord, Mike Toovey

Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks: JAY MOULTON, Kyle Haynes, Evan Curtis, Leroy Buscumb, Brandon Iudiciani, Mike Sarantakos, Garnet Wilson, Olivier Larocque, Nick Sarantakos, Teeple, Cole Hardy, Clinton Barrick, Kyle Wert, Jason Coutu

Qualifying Winners: Garnet Wilson, Evan Curtis