Oktoberfest Classic features grassroots stock car racing action

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Saturday, October 1 provided glorious sunny weather for day one of the Oktoberfest Classic at Hamilton's premier asphalt oval, Lucas Oil Flamboro Speedway.

The event treated the crowd to nine divisions of grassroots stock car racing, the majority competing in qualifying races for the main event.

In the Lucas Oil Weekend Warrior Series (WWS) Late Model action, 32 drivers from across the province competed for the 24 starting spots for the 100-lap feature race. Missing in action was WWS Conference A point leader and Delaware Speedway 2005 champion Pete Vanderwyst. Vanderwyst's absence opened the door for Flamboro hotshoe David Elliott to steal the point lead in this second-to-last race of the year, potentially taking away Vanderwyst's hold on the Conference A title.

After two rounds of qualifying, consisting of three heat races and a last-chance race, the following made up the starting field for Sunday's race. Note: the fan-drawn inversion for the starting lineup was 16, putting top qualifier No. 56 Jeff Stewart to 16th.1-27 Mark Burbridge; 2-31 Shaun McWhirter; 3-98 Mike Almand; 4- 30 Sid Molenhuis; 5-04 Larry Jackson; 6-52 Scott Lyons; 7-38 Kirk Hooker; 8-02 John Harper; 9-22 Glenn Watson; 10-09 Kent Nuhn; 11-36 Gary Elliott; 12-44 Steve Laking; 13-07 Todd Campbell; 14-37 David Elliott; 15 8 Paul Howse; 16-56 Jeff Stewart; 17-84 J.R. Fitzpatrick; 18-23 Dan Lawler 19-4 Terry King; 20-06 Simon Wild; 21-82 Jason Shaw; 22-70 Kelly Balson; 23-39 Harry Topp; 24-69-Al Inglis.

Non Qualifers were: #55 Thane Woodside; #6 Brandon Easey; #89 Shawn Chenoweth; #95 Scott Murfin; #10 Shane Gowan; #3 Shawn Arnott; #48 Gerry Wheaton; #75 Jeff Cassidy.

In WWS Limited Late Model action (Conference B), 17 cars took to the 1/3 mile asphalt oval to qualify for Sunday's 50 lap event.

Many of the top WWS drivers were MIA, as Peterborough Speedway hosted a WWS point event on Saturday night.

Expected to join the fray next time are current Lucas Cup contenders John Gaunt and Stompin' Tom Walters, as well as fellow conference hotshoes 'Quick' Vic Parsons, Jeff Walt, and Paul Milligan.

As a result, only 12 cars were qualified on Saturday, the remaining 12 starting spots will be earned on in the last-chance qualifying races.

1-88 Jeff Morrison; 2-98 Steve Smith; 3-76 Brian Torrie; 4-34 Jason Tremble; 5-11 Peter Koevset; 6-16 Lance Sullivan; 7-24 Pat Schmidt; 8-9x Tim Watson; 9- 9 Scott MacGillvray; 10-19 Brian Wilson; 11-52 Mark Gordon; 12-35 Tim Tolton.

Heading to last chance: No. 7 Vern Monk; No. 8 Jason Parker; No. 20 Jason McLellan; No. 29 Doug Sagan; No. 70 Scott Marvin. Twelve spots are yet to be claimed for the scheduled 50 lap event.

The draw for the inversion will be done in the grandstands at the end of the qualifying races.

In other competing divisions, 20 cars qualified for the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models, including No. 46 Petey Shepherd; of the 45 cars that attempted to qualify for the Mini Stocks, 24 qualified for the 'A' feature (a 'B' feature has been added to the schedule for the remaining 25 cars).

Eighteen of 27 entries qualified for the Thunder Cars feature, with the remaining cars slated to join any new arrivals for the last-chance race. The feature inversion will be drawn at the close of the qualifying races. In the Lucas Oil CVM (Hobbies) class, 25 cars have run qualifying and are ready for their next round.

Oktoberfest Classic features grassroots stock car racing action

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Saturday, October 1 provided glorious sunny weather for day one of the Oktoberfest Classic at Hamilton's premier asphalt oval, Lucas Oil Flamboro Speedway.

The event treated the crowd to nine divisions of grassroots stock car racing, the majority competing in qualifying races for the main event.

In the Lucas Oil Weekend Warrior Series (WWS) Late Model action, 32 drivers from across the province competed for the 24 starting spots for the 100-lap feature race. Missing in action was WWS Conference A point leader and Delaware Speedway 2005 champion Pete Vanderwyst. Vanderwyst's absence opened the door for Flamboro hotshoe David Elliott to steal the point lead in this second-to-last race of the year, potentially taking away Vanderwyst's hold on the Conference A title.

After two rounds of qualifying, consisting of three heat races and a last-chance race, the following made up the starting field for Sunday's race. Note: the fan-drawn inversion for the starting lineup was 16, putting top qualifier No. 56 Jeff Stewart to 16th.1-27 Mark Burbridge; 2-31 Shaun McWhirter; 3-98 Mike Almand; 4- 30 Sid Molenhuis; 5-04 Larry Jackson; 6-52 Scott Lyons; 7-38 Kirk Hooker; 8-02 John Harper; 9-22 Glenn Watson; 10-09 Kent Nuhn; 11-36 Gary Elliott; 12-44 Steve Laking; 13-07 Todd Campbell; 14-37 David Elliott; 15 8 Paul Howse; 16-56 Jeff Stewart; 17-84 J.R. Fitzpatrick; 18-23 Dan Lawler 19-4 Terry King; 20-06 Simon Wild; 21-82 Jason Shaw; 22-70 Kelly Balson; 23-39 Harry Topp; 24-69-Al Inglis.

Non Qualifers were: #55 Thane Woodside; #6 Brandon Easey; #89 Shawn Chenoweth; #95 Scott Murfin; #10 Shane Gowan; #3 Shawn Arnott; #48 Gerry Wheaton; #75 Jeff Cassidy.

In WWS Limited Late Model action (Conference B), 17 cars took to the 1/3 mile asphalt oval to qualify for Sunday's 50 lap event.

Many of the top WWS drivers were MIA, as Peterborough Speedway hosted a WWS point event on Saturday night.

Expected to join the fray next time are current Lucas Cup contenders John Gaunt and Stompin' Tom Walters, as well as fellow conference hotshoes 'Quick' Vic Parsons, Jeff Walt, and Paul Milligan.

As a result, only 12 cars were qualified on Saturday, the remaining 12 starting spots will be earned on in the last-chance qualifying races.

1-88 Jeff Morrison; 2-98 Steve Smith; 3-76 Brian Torrie; 4-34 Jason Tremble; 5-11 Peter Koevset; 6-16 Lance Sullivan; 7-24 Pat Schmidt; 8-9x Tim Watson; 9- 9 Scott MacGillvray; 10-19 Brian Wilson; 11-52 Mark Gordon; 12-35 Tim Tolton.

Heading to last chance: No. 7 Vern Monk; No. 8 Jason Parker; No. 20 Jason McLellan; No. 29 Doug Sagan; No. 70 Scott Marvin. Twelve spots are yet to be claimed for the scheduled 50 lap event.

The draw for the inversion will be done in the grandstands at the end of the qualifying races.

In other competing divisions, 20 cars qualified for the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models, including No. 46 Petey Shepherd; of the 45 cars that attempted to qualify for the Mini Stocks, 24 qualified for the 'A' feature (a 'B' feature has been added to the schedule for the remaining 25 cars).

Eighteen of 27 entries qualified for the Thunder Cars feature, with the remaining cars slated to join any new arrivals for the last-chance race. The feature inversion will be drawn at the close of the qualifying races. In the Lucas Oil CVM (Hobbies) class, 25 cars have run qualifying and are ready for their next round.

Oktoberfest Classic features grassroots stock car racing action

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Saturday, October 1 provided glorious sunny weather for day one of the Oktoberfest Classic at Hamilton's premier asphalt oval, Lucas Oil Flamboro Speedway.

The event treated the crowd to nine divisions of grassroots stock car racing, the majority competing in qualifying races for the main event.

In the Lucas Oil Weekend Warrior Series (WWS) Late Model action, 32 drivers from across the province competed for the 24 starting spots for the 100-lap feature race. Missing in action was WWS Conference A point leader and Delaware Speedway 2005 champion Pete Vanderwyst. Vanderwyst's absence opened the door for Flamboro hotshoe David Elliott to steal the point lead in this second-to-last race of the year, potentially taking away Vanderwyst's hold on the Conference A title.

After two rounds of qualifying, consisting of three heat races and a last-chance race, the following made up the starting field for Sunday's race. Note: the fan-drawn inversion for the starting lineup was 16, putting top qualifier No. 56 Jeff Stewart to 16th.1-27 Mark Burbridge; 2-31 Shaun McWhirter; 3-98 Mike Almand; 4- 30 Sid Molenhuis; 5-04 Larry Jackson; 6-52 Scott Lyons; 7-38 Kirk Hooker; 8-02 John Harper; 9-22 Glenn Watson; 10-09 Kent Nuhn; 11-36 Gary Elliott; 12-44 Steve Laking; 13-07 Todd Campbell; 14-37 David Elliott; 15 8 Paul Howse; 16-56 Jeff Stewart; 17-84 J.R. Fitzpatrick; 18-23 Dan Lawler 19-4 Terry King; 20-06 Simon Wild; 21-82 Jason Shaw; 22-70 Kelly Balson; 23-39 Harry Topp; 24-69-Al Inglis.

Non Qualifers were: #55 Thane Woodside; #6 Brandon Easey; #89 Shawn Chenoweth; #95 Scott Murfin; #10 Shane Gowan; #3 Shawn Arnott; #48 Gerry Wheaton; #75 Jeff Cassidy.

In WWS Limited Late Model action (Conference B), 17 cars took to the 1/3 mile asphalt oval to qualify for Sunday's 50 lap event.

Many of the top WWS drivers were MIA, as Peterborough Speedway hosted a WWS point event on Saturday night.

Expected to join the fray next time are current Lucas Cup contenders John Gaunt and Stompin' Tom Walters, as well as fellow conference hotshoes 'Quick' Vic Parsons, Jeff Walt, and Paul Milligan.

As a result, only 12 cars were qualified on Saturday, the remaining 12 starting spots will be earned on in the last-chance qualifying races.

1-88 Jeff Morrison; 2-98 Steve Smith; 3-76 Brian Torrie; 4-34 Jason Tremble; 5-11 Peter Koevset; 6-16 Lance Sullivan; 7-24 Pat Schmidt; 8-9x Tim Watson; 9- 9 Scott MacGillvray; 10-19 Brian Wilson; 11-52 Mark Gordon; 12-35 Tim Tolton.

Heading to last chance: No. 7 Vern Monk; No. 8 Jason Parker; No. 20 Jason McLellan; No. 29 Doug Sagan; No. 70 Scott Marvin. Twelve spots are yet to be claimed for the scheduled 50 lap event.

The draw for the inversion will be done in the grandstands at the end of the qualifying races.

In other competing divisions, 20 cars qualified for the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models, including No. 46 Petey Shepherd; of the 45 cars that attempted to qualify for the Mini Stocks, 24 qualified for the 'A' feature (a 'B' feature has been added to the schedule for the remaining 25 cars).

Eighteen of 27 entries qualified for the Thunder Cars feature, with the remaining cars slated to join any new arrivals for the last-chance race. The feature inversion will be drawn at the close of the qualifying races. In the Lucas Oil CVM (Hobbies) class, 25 cars have run qualifying and are ready for their next round.