ACMS Rundown: A LONG Night At The Track

If there was one consensus coming out of Saturday night’s race at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, it was that we need to find a way to shorten the Sky Financial Series races. The caution plagued 150 lap race took one hour and fifty-four minutes to run, about 45 minutes longer than it should on a bad day, an hour longer than it should on a good day.

The #17 of Rob Janzen brought the field around for the first lap, but before the entire field could get across the line the caution was flying as the #2 of Ryan Funk and the #27 of Scott Lucas, making his super late model debut, tangled on the front stretch, sending Funk into the inside wall and Lucus into the outside wall.

Attempt number two saw the race get underway, sans the two cars, this time with Dusty O’Connell’s #76 led the way, a lead he would hang onto until the caution was brought out again when the #1 of Tony Mikulcik and
#88 of Jason Gervais got together sending the dust flying. Gervais tapped out (said he was the cause), giving the #1 his position back, but the #1 pitted, negating that call.

On the ensuing green flag Kenny Heintz was loose with the #62 bringing out another caution flag. The cars get rolling under green again and were sorting things out by the 20th lap. By this point it was still Dusty O’Connell in the lead with the #97 of Jared Reddekopp challenging.
Rob Janzen and Dave Bone were still in the mix at the front. The #8 of Kelly Admiraal and #55 Jim Gaunt had moved up from the back of the field to sixth and eighth positions respectively.

Caution was out again in lap 27 as the #8 of Kelly Admiraal and #17 of Rob Janzen tangled. Janzen tapped out giving Admiraal his position back, which again was negated by the #8 pitting. The race did have its first Lucky Bastard though, as the #62 was sent around the pace car on a free pass.

While Dusty O’Connell had been leading the race, Jared Reddekopp got the jump on green, running for his life for the next few laps with O’Connell in chase. By lap 31 O’Connell reclaimed the lead, a lead he held until the yellow came out again in lap 60 as the #36 of Grant Brown was spun out by the #51 of Nick Jewel.

Jim Gaunt took over the lead when the green flag dropped, showing Dusty the way around the track until Clay Wagner took the #95 for a loop, bringing yet another caution. On the restart it was ruled the #55 jumped the green flag, making them have to try again. This time #76 came out ahead and led the field again for the next 43 laps when Grant Brown and #12 Aaron Deagnon tangled up in lap 110.

With the field thinning out, the #76 of Dusty O’Connell continued to lead up to the next caution in lap 127. Kelly Admiraal took over the lead in lap 128 and continued to lead through cautions in laps 134, 135 and 142. An hour and fifty-four minutes after it started the race was finally over with the #8 of Kelly Admiraal coming all the way from the back row to win the race, giving him a $1,000 bonus over the $1,000 first place payout for the Lakeview Insurance 150.

Jim Gaunt (who started last) in the #55 Sky Financial Impala was second, #76 of Dusty O’Connell was third, Tony Mikulcik making his super late model debut was fourth and local racer Dave Bone managed a fifth place finish in the #38 Acklands Grainger Fusion.

And for the record, Admiraal’s #8 car ran out of gas doing his victory lap.

The Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stock Feature was just as exciting without all the caution flags, In fact, they ran a caution free race. Tanner Reimer jumped into the lead off the green and pulled away from the field. Jamie Tataryn had his eyes on the front right from the start of the race though, moving the #41 Streetwise Service Neon through traffic and taking the lead from Reimer with three laps to go. Reimer wasn’t done though and coming around to take the white flag he gave the #41 a little bumper coming out of corner four. It wasn’t enough though as Tataryn continued to lead. A little more bumper through corner four again for the final time. This time the #41 moved just enough for Reimer to dive the #25 Results Team Honda Civic under Tataryn, to beat him to the checkered flag by ¼ of a second. Cole Nixey was third in the #23 33rd Street Auto Acura Integra.

It’s 10:00 now and we have one feature race to go, the Tiger Automotive Pro Truck Feature. With 25 laps on the board Ken Bone took the lead from the green flag showing Alex Leschenko the way around the track.
Caution was out in lap three though as the #19 of Aaron Anderson and #51 of Luc Haukaas tangled up. Quick to the restart, Alex Leschenko took the lead and didn’t look back until the checker flag flew for the #01 Family Pizza Ford F150. Andrew Hardy was second in the #15 D&S Developments Dodge Ram and Ben Pogoda picked up third in his #94 Speedtech Racing Development Toyota Tundra.

We have a busy week as the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway is transformed for the Canada Remembers Our Heroes Air Show and Display next weekend, July 11 and 12. Then it’s three days of NASCAR action as we’re back to racing Tuesday July 14th with the Golf’s Car Wash Street Stocks running the Wes Skakun Memorial, the WSSL Auto Parts Super Late Models run the Bryce Mann Memorial and the Tiger Automotive Pro Trucks take on the Family Pizza 100.

Gates open at 5:30 on Tuesday, with racing action at 7:05pm

Wednesday, NASCAR rolls into town and it’s the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series running the Bayer Crop Science Velocity Prairie Thunder 250. Gates open at 1:00 on Wednesday July 15, with the Velocity Prairie Thunder green flag at 7:30pm

We wrap up race week on Saturday, July 18 with the Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stocks, the Earth Works Sask Legends, the CrimeStoppers Bandoleros and the Shell V-Power Sportsman Divisions. The Sportsman Division will be running the 100 lap Race-For-A-Cure feature, raising funds for cancer research.

Racing Saturday July 18 starts at 6:05, with the front gates open at 5:00pm.
Complete Results
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Golf’s Car Mini Street Stock Division

Heat Race:
1. #92 Brennan Kirton
2. #41 Jamie Tataryn
3. #23 Cole Nixey
4. #25 Tanner Reimer
5. #72 Riley Surcon
6. #11 Jason Venne
7. #37 Scott Kozak
8. #95 Carlee Davidson
9. #77 Shawn Conarroe

Qualifier Race:
1. #41 Jamie Tataryn
2. #25 Tanner Reimer
3. #23 Cole Nixey
4. #92 Brennan Kirton
5. #37 Scott Kozak
6. #11 Jason Venne
7. #77 Shawn Conarroe
8. #95 Carlee Davidson
9. #72 Riley Surcon

Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stock Feature Race:
1. #25 Tanner Reimer
2. #41 Jamie Tataryn
3. #23 Cole Nixey
4. #92 Brennan Kirton
5. #37 Scott Kozak
6. #11 Jason Venne
7. #77 Shawn Conarroe
8. #95 Carlee Davidson
9. #72 Riley Surcon
Tiger Automotive Pro Truck Division

Heat A:
1. #94 Ben Pogoda
2. #15 Andrew Hardy
3. #01 Alex Leschenko
4. #8 Andy Clewes
5. #83 Ken Bone
6. #52 Robin Boomsma
7. #14 Logan Derkson
8. #53 Damen Meier

Heat B:
1. #19 Aaron Anderson
2. #10 Kevin Dyck
3. #49 Shantel Firth
4. #51 Luc Haukaas
5. #88 Brad Wrennick
6. #5 Ian McLean
7. #21 Kade Thompson
8. #18 Bill Zubrecki
Qualifier A:
1. #10 Kevin Dyck
2. #49 Shantel Firth
3. #19 Aaron Anderson
4. #51 Luc Haukaas
5. #94 Ben Pogoda
6. #15 Andrew Hardy
7. #01 Alex Leschenko
8. #8 Andy Clewes

Qualifier B:
1. #88 Brad Wrennick
2. #53 Damen Meier
3. #5 Ian McLean
4. #21 Kade Thompson
5. #83 Ken Bone
6. #14 Logan Derkson
7. #52 Robin Boomsma
8. #18 Bill Zubrecki (DNS)

Tiger Automotive Pro Truck Division Feature Race:
1. #01 Alex Leschenko
2. #15 Andrew Hardy
3. #94 Ben Pogoda
4. #10 Kevin Dyck
5. #51 Luc Haukaas
6. #19 Aaron Anderson
7. #88 Brad Wrennick
8. #8 Andy Clewes
9. #83 Ken Bone
10. #49 Shantel Firth
11. #5 Ian McLean
12. #52 Robin Boomsma
13. #53 Damen Meier
14. #14 Logan Derkson
15. #21 Kade Thompson
16. #18 Bill Zubrecki (DNS)
Sky Financial Super Late Model Series

Time Trials (seconds):
1. #55 Jim Gaunt, 14.147
2. #8 Kelly Admiraal, 14.224
3. #76 Dusty O’Connell, 14.269
4. #17 Rob Janzen, 14.281
5. #88 Jason Gervais, 14.382
6. #56 Howard Crossman, 14.398
7. #97 Jared Reddekopp, 14.430
8. #62 Kenny Heintz, 14.469
9. #38 Dave Bone, 14.485
10. #1 Tony Mikulcik, 14.503
11. #27 Scott Lucas, 14.523
12. #9 Ian Admiraal, 14.590
13. #44 Trevor Hannay, 14.606
14. #51 Nicholas Jewel, 14.707
15. #12 Aaron Deagnon, 14.716
16. #2 Ryan Funk, 14.730
17. #22 Doug Bienia, 14.774
18. #36 Grant Brown, 14.810
19. #04 Tim Kammer, 14.844
20. #95 Clay Wagner, 14.986
21. #24 Ryan Purdy, 15.018

Heat A:
1. #27 Scott Lucas
2. #38 Dave Bone
3. #55 Jim Gaunt
4. #97 Jared Reddekopp
5. #76 Dusty O’Connell
6. #44 Trevor Hannay
7. #88 Jason Gervais
8. #12 Aaron Deagnon

Heat B:
1. #1 Tony Mikulcik
2. #2 Ryan Funk
3. #51 Nicholas Jewel
4. #56 Howard Crossman
5. #17 Rob Janzen
6. #62 Kenny Heintz
7. #9 Ian Admiraal
8. #8 Kelly Admiraal

Heat C:
1. #36 Grant Brown
2. #22 Doug Bienia
3. #04 Tim Kammer
4. #95 Clay Wagner
5. #24 Ryan Purdy

Lakeview Insurance 150 Main Feature Race (laps):
1. #8 Kelly Admiraal, 150
2. #55 Jim Gaunt, 150
3. #76 Dusty O’Connell, 150
4. #1 Tony Mikulcik, 150
5. #38 Dave Bone, 150
6. #51 Nicholas Jewel, 150
7. #04 Tim Kammer, 150
8. #97 Jared Reddekopp, 149
9. #44 Trevor Hannay, 149
10. #22 Doug Bienia, 147
11. #62 Kenny Heintz, 147
12. #17 Rob Janzen, 143
13. #88 Jason Gervais, 142
14. #36 Grant Brown, 110
15. #12 Aaron Deagnon, 110
16. #24 Ryan Purdy, 89
17. #95 Clay Wagner, 95
18. #9 Ian Admiraal, 27
19. #2 Ryan Funk, 1
20. #27 Scott Lucas, 1
21. #56 Howard Crossman (Black Flag DQ), 36

Lakeview Insurance 150 Race Stats:
Race time – on track: 1 hour, 54 minutes, 04 seconds Four Race Leaders – 76, 97, 55, 8 Six Lead Changes – #76 led laps 1-27, 31-60, 68-127, #97 led laps 28-30,
#55 led laps 61-67, and #8 led laps 128-150
12 cautions in laps 1, 15, 15, 27, 60, 67, 67, 110, 127, 134, 135 and 142
0 Caution laps counted, 106 not counted
LB Recipients: #62 Kenny Heintz, #04 Tim Kammer, #1 Tony Mikulcik and
#97 Jared Reddekopp