10th Annual Canadian Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet

Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Banquet
November 7th 2015

This Saturday Flat Track Canada will be attending the 10th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet in Toronto.  We will be there to witness the induction of some of our own riders into the Hall of Fame.

Venue: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5
Phone: (866) 932-7058; · Hotel Reservations: 866-932-705

Schedule for Saturday, November 7th 2015

3:00 pm – Inductees Photographs in the Golden Delicious Room
4:00 pm – The “Reunion Reception” – all inductees and guest are invited to join us in the Conference Centre lobby. A cash bar will be available, as well as vintage motorcycle and sponsor displays.
5:15 pm – Doors to the Ambrosia Ballroom are opened – Seating for Dinner commences.
5:30 pm - Inductees entrance. Dinner and Silent Auction begins.
7:30 pm – Dinner service ends. Induction ceremony begins. Silent Auction ongoing.
10:00 pm – Silent Auction ends.
10:30 pm – Ceremony ends. Hospitality suite opens in the Niagara Room.

For more details and to buy your tickets head over to the Hall of Fame website here.

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Flat Track Canada’s 2015 Champions

Flat Track Canada is Proud to Present the 2015 Champions

The overall Flat Track Canada Championship Title is awarded to Doug Lawrence, who successfully earned his first ever Canadian National Title.

A big thank you goes to everyone who supported the series.  The contribution has reflected in the success and progression of the series.

A lot of these racers showed tremendous dedication to the race series, participating in very round on their road to win the championship. A great deal of appreciation goes to the effort of the riders and their families.

2015 was a great successful season. It was the product of the hard work and dedication that amounted in the large amount of growth.  We see a bright future for the sport of Flat Track Racing, and predict 2016 a bigger, better season.

With the combined effort of everyone involved, Flat Track Canada will continue to grow and inspire all motorcycle enthusiast alike.

Thank you for a great season!

Open Expert – #73 Doug Lawrence

    Photo by: Leanne Deadman


DTX Expert – #22 Tyler Seguin

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
Open Intermediate- #49 Brodie Buchan

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
DTX Intermediate – #49 Brodie Buchan

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
Open Novice – #91 Dustin Brown

Photo by: David Dudley
DTX Novice – #91 Dustin Brown 

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
ATV Open – #305 Darcy Ryksen

Photo by: David Dudley
Veteran – #44 Rob Churchill

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
Vintage – #85 Mark Fairfull

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
250 Novice – #24 Hunter Bauer

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
85cc – #24 Hunter Bauer

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
65cc – Branden Keys

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
50cc Chain – Easton Ventoso
50cc Shaft – Alyssa Armstrong

Photo by: Randy Wiebe
ATV youth – Maxwell Johannsen


wheatley pic

Season Finale Under The Lights!

For the second year in a row the Erie Ramblers decided to run their fall race under the lights and once again it was a great show for the fans. There is something magical about racing in Wheatley at night and the Ramblers and Flat Track Canada must be applauded for their efforts. When the final checkered flag flew on the Flat Track Canada season, few in attendance could have been surprised as to who crossed the line first. After missing most of the season due to injury, Steve Beattie continued his late season torrid pace and grabbed the Open Expert victory making it three in a row to finish the season. For a part time racer, Beattie has shown time after time that any race he enters has the potential of him crossing the line first on his number 26 machine. Coupled with his impressive rides last season, Beattie’s winning percentage over the past two years is something any rider would be envious of.

Doug Lawrence may have not won the race in Wheatley but did everything right on his way to a solid second place finish ahead of speedy rookie Brodie Buchan. With his second place points, Lawrence was able to wrap up his first ever Open Expert National Championship despite missing round two early in the season. Lawrence was a factor in every race he entered and played it smart all year long with his eye on the big prize.

Expert DTX action saw hometown boy Nick Wenzler put on a show for the Wheatley fans. Wenzler took a popular victory ahead of Tyler Seguin and Parker Norris proving that Wednesday practice nights at the track pay off on race day.

Visiting American rider Morgan Munroe took the Intermediate DTX win over hometown ace Cody Marentette in second with Kyle Sheppard rounding out the top three. Marentette was able to redeem himself later in the night however when he grabbed the checkers in The Open Intermediate final. Sheppard charged to a great second place finish while Munroe rounded out the top three.

The Open Novice class was set to be a two rider fight for the championship between Dustin Brown and Trent Pickle. Unfortunately for Pickle, a slide out in turn three ended his championship hopes, handing the race win and the championship to Brown. Bruce Martin took second in the race while Tyler Brown rounded out the top three.

With class speedster Hunter Bauer sitting out after a tumble, the 85 race turned into a three rider dogfight between Jimmy McCullough, Mack Willms and Boyd Deadman. When the dust had settled it was Deadman grabbing the win ahead of Willms and McCullough.

Wheatley Top Three

VET: Dan Doreen, Rob Churchill, Rick Gunby

Vintage: Jim Gilbert, Bruce Durfy, Mark Fairfull

Novice DTX: Dustin Brown, Trent Pickle, Bruce Martin

Novice 250: Jimmy McCullough, Mack Willms, Boyd Deadman

65: Brandon Keys, Easton Ventoso, Justin Hutchison

50 Chain: Adrian St. Amand, Easton Ventoso, Makenna Nicholson

50 Shaft: Liam Caskie, Braydon Hutchison, Ryan Beattie


Paris Fair Brings Back Bar To Bar Action At The Short Track.

As fans dealt with the blistering heat during the Flat Track Canada round at the Paris Fair, they were witness to a great rider who is riding a hot streak. After taking most of the summer off, Steve Beattie followed up his win in London a few weeks ago with a victory on Flat Track Canada’s shortest track. Not only did the win at the fair make it two in a row for Beattie this year, it is also the third year in a row that Beattie has won the main event at the fair.

When the green light flashed to start the final, fans knew they were in for a treat as the trio of Beattie, Doug Lawrence and Tyler Seguin hit turn one virtually side by side. For anybody who thought current points leader Lawrence might play it safe, those thoughts were quickly dashed after he “moved” Beattie out of the way in turn three early on to take the lead. This lead was brief however as just one straightaway later Beattie returned the favor in turn one. The next few laps were a spectacle of talent and trust as the three riders up front took turns jockeying for position. When the checkered finally waved it was Beattie riding one wheel across the line just ahead of Lawrence with Seguin in third.

While Seguin was unable to grab victory in the Open race, he did have a lonely ride to first in the DTX Expert class. Rookie Expert Braden Vallee inherited second place after Nick Wenzler went down and Brandon Seguin rounded out the top three.

With Intermediate ace Brodie Buchan moving up to Expert after the Paris race, he made sure his final Open Intermediate final was a memorable one. After a couple of tries at running the race were nullified by red flags, London winner Cody Marentette found himself in the lead. Meanwhile, while Marentette was enjoying life up front, Buchan was slowly closing the gap like a hunter stalking his prey. With one lap to go Buchan made his move leaving Marentette virtually no time to strike back. Buchan crossed the line first to take the win, with Marentette second and Alex Olsen having a great ride and grabbing third.

Having a great day in Novice action was the number 69 machine ridden by Bruce Martin. After starting in the back, Martin made steady progress to the front and took the win in Open action after Dustin Brown went down in turn one. Martin was also able to grab a second place in DTX action behind Brown while newcomer Brian Zapp rounded out the final podium position.

Fans were given a treat early on in the afternoon when the final in the 85cc class was run. Much like the Open Expert final, there were three and sometimes even four riders fighting for the lead. When it was all said and done it was Mack “Wooden Wheels” Willms taking the victory with Boyd Deadman and Jimmy McCullough rounding out the top three. McCullough was involved in the closest finish of the day which took place in the 250 Novice class. With Hunter Bauer out front, McCullough slowly chipped away at the lead which led to a frantic last lap between the young speedsters. When the checkers flew it was Bauer grabbing the win at the line in a virtual photo finish at the line over McCullough with Willms taking third.

ATV Open action proved to be a wild race that included a get together of a few machines in turn two of the opening lap. After spinning out a couple of times early in the day in practice, Darcy Ryksen proved he had figured out the new track surface and took home the win. Peter Grison and Ben Shoalts weren’t far behind and finished second and third respectively.

Paris Fair Top Three

Intermediate DTX: Brodie Buchan, Kyle Sheppard, Cody Marentette

VET: Rob Churchill, Brad Kitto

Vintage: Brad Kitto, Mark Fairfull, Donald Payne

65cc: Myla Whiting, Branden Keys, Brie McAllister

50 Chain: Adrian St. Amand, Easton Ventoso, Myla Whiting

50 Shaft: Myles Ward, Holden Fairbairn, Ryan Beattie

ATV Youth: Spencer Whittam, Tanner VanMourik,

Maxwell Johannsen

With the completion of the Paris short track, this leaves one more race on the National series which will take place September 19th in Wheatley.

Check out the Point Standings here 

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Photos by Randy Wiebe, David Dudley