Green Flag Drops on ACMS Season

Race fans came out to enjoy a warm Saturday afternoon at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway as the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association kicked off its 53rd race season, its 10th at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.

Many would say it was a typical opening day as drivers shook the winter cobwebs from their cars and trucks and found what they forgot to fix last fall after the season was over. A rotor failure here, and broken axle over there, a diff seizing up, it’s all part of opening day fun.

Fans were treated to some excellent and exciting racing from veteran drivers, along with new drivers and some changing divisions. The Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stock Division has three new drivers in Jason Venne, Riley Surcom and Scott Kozak. Roger McConnell pulled his old Torino out of storage and joined back into the Golf’s Car Wash Street Stocks after a number of years in the pro truck division and the last couple in Legends. Kade Thompson is new in the Tiger Automotive Pro Truck division, while Robin Boomsma made the jump from mini stock champion to the pro trucks.

Brennan Kirton started the afternoon off for the Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stocks with a fast time trial lap of 17.346 seconds in the #92 Denny’s Restaurant Prelude. He was followed by the #25 of Tanner Reimer at
17.429 seconds and veteran racer, #41 Jim Barnsley, at 17.538 seconds.

14 year old Cole Nixey took the first checkered flag of the afternoon, taking the #23 33rd Street Auto Integra across the line first in the mini stock heat race, followed closely by #41 Jim Barnsley and #92 Brennan Kirton. Cole did it again in the mini stock qualifier, taking checkers ahead of #41 Jim Barnsley and #25 Tanner Reimer.

It was Jim’s turn to show the kids how it’s done in the Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stock Feature though, taking the first 2015 ACMS commemorative checkered flag in the #41 Street Wise Service Neon, with #23 Cole Nixey and #92 Brennan Kirton following him across the line.

In the Golf’s Car Wash Street Stocks, Brennan Forseille turned the fasted time trial lap at 16.239 seconds in the #28 Ghost Transportation Camaro. Brennan was followed up by #18 Mike Rea at 16.340 seconds and
#22 Ryan Fredrickson with 16.477 seconds.

Brennan showed he is going to be the car to beat in the 2015 Golf’s Car Wash Street Stock Division as he picked up the checkered flag in the heat and the qualifier. #3 Kevin MacLaggin was second in the heat race and #81 Curtis Houben was third. #22 Ryan Fredrickson was second in the qualifier with #42 Nicole Sheetka third.

It was a different story in the Golf’s Car Wash Street Stock Feature Race though as Brennan and Nicole battled for more than half the race, but in the end it was the #42 Rainbow International Restoration Impala of Nicole Sheetka that took home the commemorative checkered flag, with the #28 of Brennan Forseille right on her tail, followed by the #22 of Ryan Fredrickson.

In the Tiger Automotive Pro Truck Division, Kevin Dyck’s #10 Wheaton GM Silverado laid down the quickest time trial lap at 15.674 seconds. #94 Ben Pogoda was second at 15.972 seconds and #01 Alex Leschenko was third at 16.032 seconds.

Kevin Dyck also won the first heat race ahead of #19 Aaron Anderson and
rookie #21 Kade Thompson. #49 Shantel Firth took Heat B in her Prairie
Dodge Dealers Association Ram, followed by the #94 of Ben Pogoda. The
#10 of Kevin Dyck also picked up the first qualifier race, followed by Ben Pogoda and #15 Andrew Hardy, while the #5 Success Office Systems Toyota Tundra of Ian McLean took the second qualifier, followed by #8 Andrew Clewes and #01 of Alex Leschenko.

In the main feature race, the Tiger Automotive Pro Truck 40, it was Andrew Hardy in the #15 D&S Developments 2015 Dodge Ram that made its way to the finish line first after a late race caution, just ahead of the #10 of Kevin Dyck and #94 Ben Pogoda.

Complete Results
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stock Division

Time Trials (seconds):
1. #92 Brennan Kirton, 17.346
2. #25 Tanner Reimer, 17.436
3. #41 Jim Barnsley, 17.538
4. #11 Jason Venne, 17.942
5. #72 Riley Surcom, 18.572
6. #37 Scott Kozak, 19.878
7. #23 Cole Nixey, DNS

Heat Race:
1. #23 Cole Nixey
2. #41 Jim Barnsley
3. #92 Brennan Kirton
4. #25 Tanner Reimer
5. #11 Jason Venne
6. #72 Riley Surcom
7. #37 Scott Kozak

Qualifier Race:
1. #23 Cole Nixey
2. #41 Jim Barnsley
3. #25 Tanner Reimer
4. #92 Brennan Kirton
5. #11 Jason Venne
6. #72 Riley Surcom
7. #37 Scott Kozak

Golf’s Car Wash Mini Stock Feature Race:
1. #41 Jim Barnsley
2. #23 Cole Nixey
3. #92 Brennan Kirton
4. #11 Jason Venne
5. #72 Riley Surcom
6. #37 Scott Kozak
7. #25 Tanner Reimer

Golf’s Car Wash Street Stock Division

Time Trials (seconds):
1. #28 Brennen Forseille, 16.239
2. #18 Mike Rea, 16.340
3. #22 Ryan Fredrickson, 16.477
4. #42 Nicole Sheetka, 16.502
5. #81 Curtis Houben, 16.648
6. #3 Kevin MacLaggin, 16.798
7. #0 Chris Gaeveart, 17.324
8. #48 Roger McConnell, DNS

Heat Race:
1. #28 Brennen Forseille
2. #3 Kevin MacLaggin
3. #81 Curtis Houben
4. #18 Mike Rea
5. #42 Nicole Sheetka
6. #48 Roger McConnell
7. #0 Chris Gaeveart
8. #22 Ryan Fredrickson

Qualifier Race:
1. #28 Brennen Forseille
2. #22 Ryan Fredrickson
3. #42 Nicole Sheetka
4. #48 Roger McConnell
5. #0 Chris Gaeveart
6. #81 Curtis Houben
7. #18 Mike Rea
8. #3 Kevin MacLaggin DNS

Golf’s Car Wash Street Stock Division Feature:
1. #42 Nicole Sheetka
2. #28 Brennen Forseille
3. #22 Ryan Fredrickson
4. #81 Curtis Houben
5. #48 Roger McConnell
6. #0 Chris Gaeveart
7. #3 Kevin MacLaggin DNS
8. #18 Mike Rea DNS

Tiger Automotive Pro Truck Division

Time Trials (seconds):
1. #10 Kevin Dyck, 15.674
2. #94 Ben Pogoda, 15.972
3. #01 Alex Leschenko, 16.032
4. #49 Shantel Firth, 16.048
5. #19 Aaron Anderson, 16.061
6. #15 Andrew Hardy, 16.087
7. #5 Ian McLean, 16.117
8. #88 Brad Wrennick, 16.237
9. #21 Kade Thompson, 16.330
10. #52 Robin Boomsma, 16.350
11. #18 Bill Zubrecki, 16.735
12. #14 BNT Sales Truck, 17.520
13. #8 Andy Clewes, 20.812
14. #83 Ken Bone, DNS

Heat A:
1. #10 Kevin Dyck
2. #19 Aaron Anderson
3. #21 Kade Thompson
4. #01 Alex Leschenko
5. #5 Ian McLean
6. #8 Andy Clewes
7. #18 Bill Zubrecki, DNS

Heat B:
1. #49 Shantel Firth
2. #15 Andrew Hardy
3. #94 Ben Pogoda
4. #52 Robin Boomsma
5. #83 Ken Bone
6. #14 BNT Sales Truck
7. #88 Brad Wrennick

Qualifier A:
1. #10 Kevin Dyck
2. #94 Ben Pogoda
3. #15 Andrew Hardy
4. #49 Shantel Firth
5. #21 Kade Thompson
6. #19 Aaron Anderson
7. #88 Brad Wrennick, DNS

Qualifier B:
1. #5 Ian McLean
2. #8 Andy Clewes
3. #01 Alex Leschenko
4. #83 Ken Bone
5. #52 Robin Boomsma
6. #14 BNT Sales Truck
7. #18 Bill Zubrecki, DNS

Tiger Automotive Pro Truck Division Feature Race:
1. #15 Andrew Hardy
2. #10 Kevin Dyck
3. #94 Ben Pogoda
4. #49 Shantel Firth
5. #5 Ian McLean
6. #21 Kade Thompson
7. #8 Andy Clewes
8. #83 Ken Bone
9. #14 BNT Sales Truck
10. #19 Aaron Anderson
11. #18 Bill Zubrecki
12. #52 Robin Boomsma
13. #01 Alex Leschenko
14. #88 Brad Wrennick, DNS