Wheatley Double Header on September 13th &14th

Here it is Ladies and Gentleman! Its the FINAL round of Flat Track Canada’s  2014 Season.  It will come down to this round to decide who will be Flat Track Canada’s reigning champ, with so many rider so close in points.

Photo by: Chris Rahm

The racing was action packed at the  July 20th round with FTC.  Now with this last race of the year we can only anticipate what kind of amazing racing we’ll see this time.

September 13th 2014                                                                                             *This will be our final points round for FTC*

Erie Ramblers Motorcycle Club                                                                                   2205 Deer Run Rd. Wheatley, Ont. N0P 2P0

Gates Open at 3pm Practice at 6pm
Races start at 7pm

All classes will be running EXCEPT for ATV and Speedway.

Purse is $3500 plus and extra $1000 Dash For Cash.

Free Camping on site at Wheatley.  Others looking for a place to stay, FTC is staying at the Days Inn in Leamington.  Located at 201 Erie Street North, Leamington, ON.  Hurry up and call 1-519-325-0260 to reserve your room now.  Tell them your with Flat Tack Canada and get your room for $90+tax

If Saturday gets rained out, the points round will be held on Sunday!

 

***Sunday September 14th will be a day race at Wheatley as well.  Times are as follows:

Gates Open at 10am                                                                                                      Practice at 12pm                                                                                                              Races start at 1pm

All classes will be running EXCEPT for ATV and Speedway.

$2000 Purse.

Looking forward to an amazing weekend of racing! We’ll see you all there….Braaaap!

 

 

London 1/2 mile greets Flat Track Canada with open arms!

Welcome Back London

After last holding an event in 2007, Western Fairgrounds in London hosted a race thanks to some hard work by Aaron Hesmer and the rest of the Flat Track Canada crew. With its great grandstands, banking on both the corners and straightaways, and its “big show” atmosphere, this was likely the premier stop on the racing tour for 2014.

Photo by: Western Fair District

   We can only imagine at this point how the point standings would look in the Open Expert class if family man Steve Beattie had the time and ambition to hit all the races. After grabbing the win on Saturday night, Beattie now has two firsts and a second in the three races he has competed in. Other riders in this class have got to be breathing a sigh of relief that the old man only jumps onto a race bike on occasion.

#26 Steve Beattie                                                                                                                    Photo By: Outlaw Productions

   Grabbing the victory on Saturday was no easy task for Beattie however as bike problems with his trusted Harley late in the week left him scrambling for a ride. Beattie called his brother Doug on Friday night and Doug graciously agreed to step aside and let Steve ride his Kurt Biegger J&M 450 for the race in London. Kurt and P.J. Biegger quickly prepared the bike for Beattie and the stage was set for a great ride in the open final.

Photo by: Outlaw Productions

   When the green light signaled the start, as has become custom this year, 2013 champ Don Taylor grabbed the early lead on his Harley. After a few laps however fans noticed the number 26 machine plugging away at the gap and then making the pass for the lead. Also on a Harley, Doug Lawrence was methodically moving towards the front in a rare Canadian appearance. After passing Taylor for second, Lawrence set his sights on Beattie but bad luck struck in the form of a lapper. Just after crossing the start/finish line with two laps left, Lawrence made the move for the lead going into turn one. Unfortunate contact with the lapper caused Lawrence to go down uninjured but the race was red flagged giving the win to Beattie with Taylor in second.

Photo By: Shelley Gamm

   Intermediate action saw two inspired rides by speedster Brodie Buchan in the finals after a couple of less than impressive heat races. After having the unbelievable happen and stalling on the line of both of his heats, Buchan was left to start at the back for the finals. The anticipated battle between Buchan and Quebec rider Dave Pouliot never materialized however as Buchan made a great charge to the front in both races. Pouliot held on for second in both while Braden Vallee rode a borrowed Steve Ball Honda to a couple of hard fought thirds.

#49 Brodie Buchan                                                                                                      Photo by: Outlaw Productions

   Novice action saw the usual suspects joined by a few fast guests for the night. Jodi Christie, Kenny Riedmann, and Ross Millson, all made the jump from the pro roadracing ranks and certainly didn’t look out of place amongst the regular riders. Tyler Brown was able to grab the victory in both classes but to the surprise of perhaps nobody, Canadian Superbike Champ Christie came up to speed quickly and was able to podium in both races in his first ever flat track national.

#119 Tyler Brown, #20 Jodi Christie                                                                        Photo by: Shelley Gamm

   Some of the best action of the night took place in the youth classes. Hats off to Dustin Brown, Hunter Bauer, Jimmy McCulluogh, Brandon Newman, and Boyd Deadman, for keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats all night long. Maguire Scott had a couple of fine rides as well as he was a double winner in 50cc action.

#91 Dustin Brown, #24 Hunter Bauer, #61 Brandon Newman                Photo by: Shelley Gamm

   London Top Three:

Open Expert: Steve Beattie, Don Taylor, Chris Evans

DTX Expert: Don Taylor, Tyler Seguin, Nick Wenzler

Intermediate Open: Brodie Buchan, Dave Pouliot, Braden Vallee

Intermediate DTX: Brodie Buchan, Dave Pouliot, Braden Vallee

Novice Open: Tyler Brown, Jodi Christie, Dave Gill

Novice DTX: Tyler Brown, Trent Pickle, Jodi Christie

ATV Open: Steve Lagro, Peter Grison, Darcy Ryksen

VET: John Parker, Les Washbon, John Kehoe

250 Youth: Hunter Bauer, Dustin Brown, Brandon Newman

85cc: Hunter Bauer, Dustin Brown, Brandon Newman

65cc: Jimmy McCullough, Hunter Bauer, Boyd Deadman

50 Chain: Maguire Scott, Mitchell Tinney, Brandon Keys

50 Shaft: Maguire Scott, Brayden Hutchison, Trinity Cullen

ATV Youth: Max Johannsen, Spencer Whittam

Check out the Current Point standings here.

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

PARIS SPEEDWAY SHORT TRACK
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!