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Steve Poirier Grabs Third Canadian Sprint Nationals Triumph

Bob Buffenbarger - Ohsweken, ON (September 15, 2012) Steve Poirier became the first three time winner of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Saturday night at Ohsweken Speedway.  Poirier battled back and forth for the lead with Dustin Daggett and pulled away for the victory.

After a false start sent the original front row starters back one row Jeff Cook would start on the pole of the 35-Lap feature with Poirer alongside. Poirer jumped out front and led the initial circuit quickly stretching his lead as the third row duo of Dustin Daggett and Shane Stewart engaged in an early race battle for third as Shawn Donath held second.

On lap eight Stewart slid high on the track allowing Daggett to move into second just before the caution flew for a spin by  Thomas Kennedy in turn two. When the green came out again Poirer set sail but Daggett stayed in the hunt maintain second place.

Slower cars now were playing a role as Poirer, Daggett and 3rd place Stewart had to pick their spots. Lap 16 saw Daggett pass Poirer for the lead but three laps later Poirer would retake the top position.

Daggett slipped up the track allowing Stewart by on lap 20 for second.  Ryan Grubaugh would bring out the final caution for a spin in turn two on lap 31.

With several lapped cars between himself and Stewart, Poirer was not to be denied as he took the checkers ahead of  Stewart, Huppunen, Chuck Hebing and Daggett

2012 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals
Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, ON
Saturday September 15, 2012

Group Qualifications:

Qualifying Session #1:  1. 80 - Chris Steele, 13.308 (NTR);  2. 0 - Glenn Styres, 13.502; 3. 49x - Scott Kreutter, 13.615; 4. 53 - Joe Beaver, 13.658; 5. 35 - Jared Zimbardi, 13.814; 6. 57 - Charlie Sandercock, 13.815; 7. 51 - Bryan Howland, 13.851; 8. 67c - Steve Collins, 14.331; 9.  67 - Chris Durand, 14.693; 10. 2G - Joe Geibe, 14.808; 11.11z - Zach Zumpe, 14.905; 12. 5c - Connor Mahoney, 15.028;  13. 15 - Mike Ferrell, 15.468

Qualifying Session #2:  1. 28FM - Steve Poirier, 13.317;  2. 49 - Todd Hoddick, 13.464;  3. 17 – Jared Horstman, 4. 07x – Dain Naida, 13.585; 5. 21K - Lou Kennedy, Jr, 13.602;  6. 10 - Mitch Brown, 13.614; 7. 35R - Ron Blair, 13.658;  8. 5 - Keith Dempster, 13.804;  9. 89 - Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.851; 10. 19K - Paul Kinney, 13.852;  11. 1 - Sammy Reakes, IV, 13.975;  12. 4 - Eric Smith, 16.782;  13. 10B - Brandon Warner, NT

Qualifying Session #3:  1. 55 - Patrick Vigneault, 13.565; 2. 20K - Thomas Kennedy, 13.590; 3. 8B - Alain Bergeron, 13.907; 4. 31T - Andy Teunessen, 13.968; 5. 14H - Jim Huppunen, 14.078; 6. 22x - Shawn Donath, 14.112; 7. 90 - Matt Tanner, 14.137; 8. 16C - Greg Wheeler, 14.299; 9. 87 - Jason Barney, 14.359; 10. 3R - Shane Ross, 14.573; 11. 15aw - April Wilson, 14.990; 12. 31B - Bruce Dewick, 15.138; 13. 70 - Jim Lingar, 15.433

Qualifying Session #4:  1. 3g - Shane Stewart, 13.429; 2. 2 - Kyle
Sauder, 13.719; 3. OO - Ryan Grubaugh, 13.805; 4. O1 - Mikey Kruchka,
13.874; 5. 22H - Randy Hannagan, 13.977; 6. 25 - Michael Parent,13.999; 7. 11 - Jamie Turner, 14.020; 8. 77x - Jessica Zemken, 14.028; 9. 33K - Kyle Patrick, 14.075; 10. 17J - Lance Yonge, 14.172; 11. 5m - Brad Malloy, 14.600; 12. 31 - John Burbridge, Jr, 14.765; 13. 52 - Jesse Costa, 14.794

Qualifying Session #5:  1. 2M - Dustin Daggett, 13.759; 2. 27H - Tom Huppunen, 13.927; 3. 16 - Ryan Ruhl, 13.935; 4. 13 - Kevin Ward, Jr; 14.022 5. 45 - Chuck Hebing, 14.268; 6. 51L - Lee Ladourceur, 14.330; 7. 5D - Dave Dykstra, 14.344; 8. 42W - Rick Wilson, 14.402; 9. 30 - Adam West, 14.563; 10. 71 - Travis Cunningham, 14.674; 11. 94 - Stan Zanchin, 14.859; 12. 67x - Gord Bennett, NT

Qualifying Session #6:  1. 7x - Jamie Collard, 13.930; 2. 49 - Shawn Dancer, 14.146;  3. 5b - Justin Barger, 14.252; 4. 10L - Jeff Cook, 14.442; 5. 7c - Dylan Swiernik, 14.585; 6. 98 - Joe Trenca, 14.589; 7. 36 - Mike Stelter, 14.737; 8. 10T - Tommy Wickham, 14.774; 9. 19 - Mike Woodring, 14.904; 10. 9nz - Harvard Daniels, 15.310; 11. 43 -
Scott Sherk, 15.337; 12. 4z - Joel Lehman, 16.786

Heat Race #1 (10 Laps):   1. Glenn Styres, 2. Brian Howland, 3. Jared Zimbardi, 4. Scott Kreutter, 5. Chris Steele, 6. Charlie Sandercock, 7. Connor Mahoney, 8. Chris Duarnd, 9. Joe Baever, 10. Zach Zumpe, 11. Joe Giebe, 12. Steve Collins, 13.  Mike Ferrell.  (First three finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Heat Race #2 (10 Laps): 1. Steve  Poirier, 2. Thomas.Kennedy, 3. Jared Horstman, 4. Todd Hoddick, 5. Mitch Brown, 6. Dain Naida, 7. Robbie Stillwaggon, 8. Keith Dempster, 9. Paul Kinney, 10. Ron Blair, 11. Sammy Reakes, IV, 12. Eric Smith.  DNS:  Brandon Warner (First three finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Heat Race #3 (10 Laps):  1. Shawn Donath, 2. Jim Huppunen, 3. Patrick Vigneault, 4. Jason Barney, 5. Thomas Kennedy, 6. Alain Bergeron, 7. Greg Wheeler, 8. Andy Teunessen, 9. Shane Ross, 10. Bruce Dewick, 11. April Wilson, 12. Jim Lingar.  DNS:  Matt Tanner (First three finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Heat Race #4 (10 Laps):  1. Shane Stewart, 2. Jessica Zemken, 3. 00 – Ryan Grubaugh, 4. Michael Parent, 5.  Kyle Sauder, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Lance Yonge, 8. Kyle Patrick, 9. Jesse Costa, 10. Brad Malloy, 11. John Burbridge Jr, 12. Mikey Kruchka, 13. Chris Turner.  (First three finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Heat Race #5 (10 Laps):  1. Dustin Daggett, 2. Chuck Hebing, 3. Ryan Ruhl, 4. Tom Huppunen, 5. Lee Leadouceur, 6. Kevin Ward, Jr, 7. Rick Wilson, 8. Stan Zanchin, 9. Adam West, 10. Dave Dykstra, 11. Travis Cunningham.  DNS:  Gord Bennett.   (First three finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Heat Race #6 (10 Laps):   1. Jeff  Cook, 2. Jamie Collard, 3. Justin Barger, 3. Dylan Swiernik, 4. Mike Stelter, 6. Tommy Wickham, 7. Joe Trenca, 8. Harvard Daniels, 9. Scott Sherk, 10. Joel Lehman, 11. Shawn Dancer.  DNS:  Mike Woodring (First three finishers transferred to the A-Main)

B-Main #1 (12 Laps):  1. Todd Hoddick, 2. Dain Naida, 3. Mitch Brown, 4. Charlie Sandercock, 5. Paul Kinney, 6. Chris Steele, 7. Ron Blair, 8. Sammy Reakes, IV, 9. Keith Dempster, 10. Robbie Stillwaggon, 11. Scott Kreutter, 12. Joe Beaver, 13. Connor Mahoney, 14. Zach Zumpe, 15. Joe Geibe, 16. Eric Smith, 17. Chris Durand.  DNS:  Steve Collins, Mike Ferrell, Brandon Warner. (First two finishers transferred to the A-Main)

B-Main #2 (12 Laps):  1. Michael Parent, 2. Lance Yonge, 3. Thomas Kennedy, 4. Jason Barney, 5. Kyle Sauder, 6. Jesse Costa, 7. Alain Bergeron, 8. Brad Malloy, 9. Kyle Patrick, 10. Mikey Kruchka, 11. Greg Wheeler, 12. John Burbridge, Jr, 13. Bruce Dewick, 14. Andy Teunessen, 15. April Wilson, 16. Shane Ross, DNS:  Jamie Turner, Randy Hannangan, Jim Lingar, Matt Tanner.  (First two finishers transferred to the A-Main)

B-Main #3 (12 Laps):  1. Dylan Swiernik, 2. Lee Ladouceur, 3. Tom Huppunen, 4. Kevin Ward, Jr, 5. Mike Stelter, 6. Joe Trenca, 7. Stan Zanchin, 8. Harvard Daniels, 9. Adam West, 10. Scott Sherk, 11. Joel Lehman, 12. Tommy Wickham, 13. Rick Wilson, 14. Dave Dykstra,  DNS: Travis Cunningham,  Shawn Dancer, Gord Bennett,  Mike Woodring  (First two finishers transferred to the A-Main)

2012 Ohsweken Shootout (10 Laps):  1. Chuck Hebing, 2. Dain Naida, 3. Lee Ladouceur, 4. Chris Steele, 5. Randy Hannagan, 6. Ryan Grubaugh, 7. Scott Kreutter, 8. Sammy Reaks, 9. Ryan Ruhl, 10. Jamie Collard, 11. Glenn Styres, 12. Joe Beaver.

Little Feature (15 Laps):  1. Randy Hannagan, 2. Tom Huppunen, 3. Paul Kinney, 4. Mikey Kruchka, 5. Mike Stelter, 6. Sammy Reakes, IV, 7. Jesse Costa, 8. John Burbridge, Jr, 9. Adam West, 10. Joe Trenca, 11. Harvard Daniels, 12. Shane Ross, 13. April Wilson, 14. Connor Mahoney, 15. Andy Teunessen, 16. Kyle Patrick, 17. Jamie Turner, 18. Stan Zanchin, 19. Alain Bergeron, 20. Zach Zumpe, 21. Jim Lingar, 22. Keith Dempster, 23. Charlie Sandercock, 24. Robbie Stillwaggon, 25. Eric Smith, 26. Scott Sherk, 27. Kevin Ward, Jr., 28. Brad Malloy, 29. Joe Beaver, 30. Bruce Dewick, 31. Kyle Sauder, 32. Greg Wheeler, 33. Jason Barney. DNS:  Joe Giebe, Joel Lehman, Dave Dykstra, Rick Wilson, Chris Durand, Tommy Wickham, Matt Tanner, Shawn Dancer.  (Winner transferred to the A-Main)

Dave MacLeod Memorial Mr. Sprint Car Shootout:

Round one:  Lance Yonge def. Chris Steele, Glenn Styres def. Lou Kennedy, Jr,  Hannagan def. Dempster, Stillwaggon def. Kreutter, Howland def. Ruhl, Lee Ladouceur def. Ryan Grubaugh, Barger def.
Beaver.

Round Two:  Glenn Styres def. Chuck Hebing, Randy Hannagan def. LanceYonge,  Lee Ladouceur def. Robbie Stillwaggon, Bryan Howland def. Justin Barger,

Round Three:  Lee Ladouceur def. Glenn Styres, Randy Hannagan def. Bryan Howland.

Final Round:  Hannagan def. Lee Ladouceur

A-Main (35 Laps):  1. Steve Poirier, 2. Shane Stewart, 3. Jim Huppunen, 4. Chuck Hebing, 5. Dustin Daggett, 6. Jessica Zemken, 7. Bryan Howland, 8. Shane Donath, 9. Jeff Cook, 10. Jamie Collard, 11. Lee Ladouceur, 12. Jared Horstman, 13. Dylan Swiernik, 14. Michael Parent, 15. Randy  Hannagan, 16. Ryan Ruhl, 17. Dain Naida, 18. Lou Kennedy, Jr., 19. Todd Hoddick, 20. Ryan Grubaugh, 21. Mitch Brown, 22. Glenn Styres, 23. Chris Steele, 24. Thomas Kennedy, 25. Jared Zimbardi, 26. Lance Yonge, 27. Ron Blair, 28. Justin Barger, 29. Scott Kreutter, 30.  Patrick Vigneault.

Photo Credit: Dale Calnan

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