By Randy Spencer for Ontario Oval- Round 1 of the annual Grisdale Triple Crown Series for Late Models kicked off at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway last night. Racing got underway at 6pm. Steve Laking held off a charge by Shawn Chenoweth and Jason Shaw to take Round One leading from the pole. John Verney was a wanted man. $150 was put up to any driver that could win the feature. Verney had won the past three in a row. If Verney won he would pocket the cash. Aaron Turkey had other plans winning his first feature and claiming the bounty. Heat race winners included, Mini Stocks- Jake Watson, Chad Corcoran and Dave Bailey, Mini Stock Consi- Rob Hoskins, Thunder Cars- Brad Collison, Late Models- Brad Corcoran, Steve Laking, Paul Howse and Shawn Chenoweth, and Pro 4 Modifieds- Craig Shaver. Feature race winners, Mini Stocks- Dave Bailey, Thunder Cars- Gary Slama, Late Models- Steve Laking and Pro 4 Modifieds- Aaron Turkey.

Next Saturday, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds return along with the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, the Ray’s Auto Centre & Towing Thunder Cars, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro 4 Modifieds and a Sprint Car Exhibition by the United Pavement Sprints. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 630 pm.

Photo by Eric Uprichard

UNOFFICIAL Results (scored finish, not official)

Mini Stock Heat #1: #22 Jake Watson, #12 Darren Dryden, #42 Rick Robinson, #26 Mark Klotz, #10 Courtney Scott, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre (NF), #79 Kyle Istead (NS)

Mini Stock Heat #2: #50 Chad Corcoran, #81 Samantha Shaw, #61 Chad Ditner, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #15 Matt Dean, #01 Mark DaSilva, #75 Scott Mast, #38 Bill Rutherford

Mini Stock Heat #3: #31 Dave Bailey, #18 Josh Shantz, #13 Mike Holmes, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #44 Scott Simmons, #71 Russ Aicken, #37 Rob Hoskins, #95 Kevin Potter, #32 Steven Vandergeld

Mini Stock Consi: #37 Rob Hoskins, #95 Kevin Potter, #75 Scott Mast, #38 Bill Rutherford, #32 Steven Vandergeld, #05 Dave Goodacre, #79 Kyle Istead

Mini Stock Feature: #31 Dave Bailey, #86 Billy Schwartzenburg, #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #18 Josh Shantz, #95 Kevin Potter, #75 Scott Mast, #79 Kyle Istead, #15 Matt Dean, #61 Chad Ditner, #22 Jake Watson, #50 Chad Corcoran, #62 Ashley Holmes, #12 Darren Dryden, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #26 Mark Klotz, #42 Rick Robinson, #81 Samantha Shaw, #38 Bill Rutherford, #10 Courtney Scott, #32 Steven Vandergeld, #01 Mark DaSilva (NF), #05 Dave Goodacre (NF), #37 Rob Hoskins (NF)

Thunder Car Heat #1: Brad Collison, #55 Chris Howse, #4 Gary Slama, #27 Kevin Albers, #8 Steve Perry, #31 Kevin Gallant, #1 Steve Cashmore, #7 Bobby Mercer, #02 Mark Burbridge, #14 Rob Istead, #41 Bruce Wheller, #5 Linda Dean

Thunder Car Feature: #4 Gary Slama, #31 Kevin Gallant, #55 Chris Howse, #02 Mark Burbridge, #27 Kevin Albers, #8 Steve Perry, #1 Steve Cashmore, #7 Bobby Mercer, #14 Rob Istead, #41 Bruce Wheller, #13 Brad Collison, #5 Linda Dean (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Heat: #8 Craig Shaver, #38 Bill Pearsall, #9 Brain Nanticoke, #68 Aaron Turkey, #14 Dave Asbury Jr., #43 John Verney, #15 Stan Pokupec, #93 Dan Petit, #24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (NF)

Pro 4 Modified Feature: #69 Aaron Turkey, #9 Brian Nanticoke, #38 Bill Pearsall, #43 John Verney, #15 Stan Pokupec, #14 Dave Asbury Jr., #93 Dan Petit, #8 Craig Shaver (DQ), #24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (NS)

Late Model Heat #1: #05 Brad Corcoran, #83 Dale Shaw, #56 Jeff Stewart, #82 Jason Shaw, #8 Paul Howse, #97 Jeff Cassidy, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #56D Jr. Farrelly, #52 Scott Lyons, #34 Trevor Warren (NS)

Late Model Heat #2: #44 Steve Laking, #95 Kevin Benish, #24 Brennan Didero, #7 Trevor Monaghan, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #3 Chris Bochsler, #29 Bob Wood, #99 Bob Chenoweth, #75 Jim Sweers (NS)

Late Model Heat #3: #8 Paul Howse, #82 Jason Shaw, #52 Scott Lyons, #05 Brad Corcoran, #56 Jeff Stewart, #83 Dale Shaw, #9 Jeff Ruddy, #56D Jr. Farrelly, #97 Jeff Cassidy, #34 Trevor Warren

Late Model Heat #4: #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #44 Steve Laking, #24 Brennan Didero, #95 Kevin Benish, #3 Chris Bochsler, #7 Trevor Monaghan, #75 Jim Sweers, #29 Bob Wood, #99 Bob Chenoweth

Late Model Feature: #44 Steve Laking, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #82 Jason Shaw, #05 Brad Corcoran, #52 Scott Lyons, #56 Jeff Stewart, #8 Paul Howse, #3 Chris Bochsler, #95 Kevin Benish, #7 Trevor Monaghan, #97 Jeff Cassidy, #24 Brennan Didero, #83 Dale Shaw, #75 Jim Sweers, #56D Jr. Farrelly (NF), #9 Jeff Ruddy (NF), #29 Bob Wood (NF), #99 Bob Chenoweth (NF), #34 Trevor Warren (DQ)