Woodstock Round 8 results!!!

Taylor Doubles Woodstock

Flat Track Canada returned to Woodstock once again this season and much like last year it was Don Taylor who ran away with all the money. Despite having a couple of hairy moments in turns three and four near the end of the race, Taylor lead from the drop of the flag on his XR 750 and crossed the finish line with a comfortable margin over Tyler Seguin. If not for a bad start Seguin could very well have been a contender as he made a great charge towards the front after running out of the top five early on. Taylor showed no signs of the knee injury that had slowed him a couple of weeks earlier as he also took the checkers in the DTX Expert class with Seguin once again second and Nick Wenzler riding hard in third.

Intermediate looked like it could be all Dave Pouliot as the half mile ace won the DTX race and jumped into an early lead in the Open contest. Brodie Buchan had something for Pouliot in Open however and won the hard fought battle after grabbing the lead with a couple of laps left. After being injured earlier in the year, this race seemed to send a message to the rest of the class that Buchan has got his mojo back.

Novice action saw Jesse Isherwood and Tyler Brown engage in a couple of great battles with each of them winning one race each. Steven Murdock put in a great ride to third in the DTX race after starting by himself from the back on a borrowed bike.

Hometown boy Boyd Deadman rode great in front of family and friends and managed to podium in both the 85 and 65 races. 50cc action saw Maguire Scott grab the win in the chain class while Olivia Farkas rode the lap of her life to pass Scott on the last lap of the Shaft class.

VET action was all Steve Ball as the master of the holeshot rode to an enthusiastic victory over Dave Gill who was making a rare Flat Track Canada appearance.

Woodstock Top Three

Open Expert: Don Taylor, Tyler Seguin, Nick Wenzler

DTX Expert: Don Taylor, Tyler Seguin, Nick Wenzler

Open Intermediate: Brodie Buchan, Dave Pouliot, Cody Marentette

DTX Intermediate: Dave Pouliot, Cody Marentette, Brodie Buchan

Open Novice: Jesse Isherwood, Tyler Brown, Trent Pickle

DTX Novice: Tyler Brown, Jesse Isherwood, Steven Murdock

250 Youth: Hunter Bauer, Brandon Newman, Dustin Brown

VET: Steve Ball, Dave Gill, Randy Robinson

ATV Youth: Maxwell Johannsen, Spencer Whittam

85cc: Hunter Bauer, Dustin Brown, Boyd Deadman

65cc: Jimmy McCullough, Hunter Bauer, Boyd Deadman

50 Chain: Maguire Scott, Branden Keys, Mitchell Tinney

50 Shaft: Olivia Farkas, Maguire Scott, Brayden Hutchison

Wheatley Race Results.

 Photo By: Chris Rahm 

 The day after the half mile in Leamington saw action return to the short track in Wheatley for the first time this year. Unlike the previous day where the weather had the event in doubt right up until race time, Sunday proved to be a banner day as sunshine greeted the riders when they got to the track.

Local riders usually do well at the Wheatley track and Nick Wenzler was hoping to make his mark in the Expert division. While Wenzler was able to pull off a couple of third place finishes, the day belonged to Tyler Seguin as he was able to snatch victory in both the Open and DTX classes. Like it was scripted after last year’s race, Seguin once again hunted down Chris Evans in the Open main to finally make the pass for the win on the last lap. After two races in a row at the short track where he has held the lead on the last lap only to come up a bit short at the finish, Evans has promised revenge when action returns to the short track in September. Stay tuned for that.

Photo by: George Christiansen

After injuring his knee the night before at the half mile, Don Taylor told me the plan for the day was to ride around in last place and collect some points. To the surprise of nobody, that plan changed quickly when the green flag flew in the DTX race and Taylor grabbed the early lead. Despite not holding on for the victory, Taylor put in a brave ride to finish second and get some hard earned points towards the championship.

Repeat winners were the order of the day in many of the other classes. Once again, “Captain Holeshot” Steve Ball, was able to use a great start to take the victory in the vet division. Dave Pouliot was once again two for two in Intermediate action while Hunter Bauer went three for three in youth action as he had done the previous night.

Local boy Jarrett Phibbs entered the novice class for the day and looked great in winning both the DTX and Open races after Trent Pickle had bike problems slow him down in practice. After not running the half mile, the 50cc bikes returned to action. Branden Keys made the drive from home worthwhile as he took the win in front of Myles Ward and an inspired Maia Hunter who made some aggressive moves on the track to take third.

Another local who impressed on the day was Cody Marentette who rode hard in the Intermediate division and was able to grab third in the DTX class.

Wheatley Top Three:

Open Expert: Tyler Seguin, Chris Evans, Nick Wenzler

DTX Expert: Tyler Seguin, Don Taylor, Nick Wenzler

Open Intermediate: Dave Pouliot, Morgan Monroe, Brodie Buchan

DTX Intermediate: Dave Pouliot, Morgan Monroe, Cody Marentette

Open Novice: Jarrett Phibbs, Paul Renaud, Trent Pickle

DTX Novice: Jarrett Phibbs, Jason Hunter, Todd Musson

Vet: Steve Ball, Rob Churchill, Tom Goodford

Youth 250: Hunter Bauer, Shawn Rupert, Boyd Deadman

85cc: Hunter Bauer, Jimmy McCullough, Boyd Deadman

65cc: Hunter Bauer, Jimmy McCullough, Boyd Deadman

50cc: Branden Keys, Myles Ward, Maia Hunter

Paris Speedway Short Track August 30th 2014

139 Silver St. , PARIS, Ontario

*Attention Racers*
This Saturday August 30 will be round 10 of Flat Track Canada, hosted at the Paris Fairgrounds 1/8 mile track.

Purse $4,000

Times are as follows:
Gates open at 10am
Sign in closes at 12:30pm
Practice at 1pm
Races start at 2pm

Remember this is during the Paris Fair so admission will be controlled by the fairgrounds. So after the races you can also head on up for the fair festivities. Admission is as follows:

Adult $13, Youth ages 11-15 is $8, Junior ages 6-10 is $5, and 5 and under are free. You will get admission into the races as well as for the fair, take advantage of it!

You will be directed as to where to go for parking, just say your here for the races!

Come early during Fair time traffic gets backed up.


London Half Mile Information.

The London 1/2 Mile at The Western Fair District.

Saturday August 23rd located at 316 Rectory St. London, ON N5W 3V9

 Times are as follows:

 Back Gate Open at 11am

Sign in closes at 2:30pm

Practice starts at 3pm

Youth heats 5:30pm

Opening Ceremonies at 7pm

Purse is $4700

General Admission is $23
Riders will be discounted on their rider entry fee.

All classes will be available to race. 

London is a cushion 5/8th mile.  With a nice wide surface and banked corners.  It typically grooves up and creates a “notch”.

Racing format coming soon!

Check out the London Fair District Website Here!                                       Go click your “going” to the event on the Facebook Page!                    Buy your tickets in advance, and bypass the line Here!

Coming from out of town, or just want to stay the night in London, Call the Delta London Armouries Hotel and ask about the the Flat Track Canada Rate! Phone 519-679-6111

The Delta is located at 325 Dundas Street
London, Ontario.  Only 2KMS from the Race Track!!!

Check out the hotels website for all their amenities!

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Woodstock 1/2 Mile Race

Woodstock Fairgrounds

875 Nellis, Woodstock, ON N4S 4C6

Saturday August 2nd at the Woodstock Fairgrounds

Purse is $4500

Woodstock is a 1/2 mile with a Deep Cushion.

Gates open at 10am

closes at 12:30pm

Practice at 1:15pm

Youth heats at 3:00pm

Opening ceremonies at 4pm

Admission is $15

Camping is available at the fairgrounds

Nearby Hotel

Super 8 Hotel   3.1 Kms from Woodstock Fairgrounds

Call and book today and get a special rate!   519-421-4588

Discounted rate if you use Code word: Flat Track Canada

560 Norwich Ave, Woodstock Ontario

Flat Track Canada’s Round 6 in Leamington Results!

Beattie Brings Home the Bacon

Round six of the Flat Track Canada series saw action take place on the beautiful half mile in Leamington. After a sketchy weather forecast and a bit of a delay due to early afternoon showers, the Erie Ramblers and Flat Track Canada crew got things together and put on a great show in front of a huge crowd.


One rider that was extra happy that the races were able to run was Steve Beattie. Not only did Beattie take the win in the Dash for Cash but he was also able to grab the victory in the Open Expert race as well. Defending series champ Don Taylor grabbed the holeshot in the Open final but disaster struck early for Taylor as he aggravated an old injury when he twisted his knee. As Taylor slowed coming out of turn four, Beattie grabbed the lead and was never really challenged on his Harley Davidson XR 750. With Taylor out of the race Tyler Seguin and Chris Evans were able to complete the final two steps on the podium.

#26 Steve Beattie

As per usual in Leamington the Intermediate class was stacked with talent. Joining the regular fast guys in the class were Kyle Vanconant from Michigan as well as Morgan Monroe from Indiana. Once again however the class of the field was Dave Pouliot from Quebec. Monroe made Pouliot work hard in the Production Frame race as she held the lead for over half the race before Pouliot was able to make his move. In the Open class it was all Pouliot though as he stretched out his lead on hometown boy Brodie Buchan who was taking part in his first race since wrist surgery.

#16 Dave Pouliot

Once again Steve Ball was the master of getting off the line first and he used his great start to take the victory and stretch out his points lead in the vet class. Local rider Trent Pickle took his first victory on his 450 after a great battle with Kyle Sheppard. Heading into the last lap the riders were pretty well side by side heading into turn one. Sheppard decided to go high while Pickle stuck with the bottom. Pretty well equal down the back straight, Sheppard once again decided to go high into three. Unfortunately for Sheppard he went a bit too high and made contact with the bales. This resulted in a nasty looking end over end crash that knocked Sheppard out for a bit. After a lengthy delay, Sheppard was transported to the local hospital where the original prognosis wasn’t very good regarding a shoulder injury. After getting a second opinion however, Sheppard is hoping he can be on the starting line in Woodstock. Alan Arseneault got some incredible photos of the crash sequence and they can be seen on his website www.chaletstudio.ca or on his Facebook page.