Gresel Dominates Kawartha For Second Win of Season

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Fraserville, ON – Andrew Gresel (No.81 Sauble Falls/CUSW/London Recreational) started inside the front row for the Midas of Orangeville 50-lap A-Main and never looked back on Sunday night at Kawartha Speedway. Gresel led every lap of the main event to earn his second career OSCAAR win in his rookie season.

As the event victor, Gresel will also take home four new Hoosier Racing Tire slicks, courtesy of Midas of Orangeville.
Gresel fought off challenges from Brandon Watson (No.9 Shear Metal Products) on a number of different occasions and from Rob Clarke (No.49 Cars by Clarke/London Mechanical) in the closing laps as well.

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Chenoweth Scores 150 Win At The Beach

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By Eric Uprichard / OntarioOval.com – Sauble Speedway opened the pit gate on Sunday afternoon for some of the best drivers in the province for their annual Beat the Heat 150 lap Late Model invitational. Shawn Chenoweth eventually prevailed and took home the hardware after an exciting second half of the tracks premier event of the season.

‘Downtown’ Mark Watson, and last year’s Beat the Heat 150 winner, qualified on pole, but started fourth after the inversion. This year, drivers timed in, a change in the traditional heat race format. Top five qualifiers: 1) 3 – Mark Watson, 2) 22 – Jamie Cox, 3) 89 – Shawn Chenoweth, 4) 8 – Jason Parker, 5) 21 – Matt Pritiko

The first half of the race was clean except for an incident on lap two. Everyone settled into a rhythm and made only high percentage passes. Shawn Chenoweth checked out when he took the early lead from local star Jason Parker. The race stayed green until the traditional completion yellow on lap seventy five.

The second portion of the event was action packed. After a restart on lap eighty-nine, Shawn Chenoweth was turned from the lead when the field stacked up in turn two. Both Watson and Chenoweth, the class of the field, would have to come from the back with only sixty laps left. Jason Parker and Dale Shaw would both take their stabs at the lead in the back half of the race. Jesse Kennedy also had his turn in the top spot late in the going. The London Recreational Racing Late Model of Chenoweth did eventually take the checkered flag. Dale Shaw brought his no. 83 home second after battling hard with third place finisher Jesse Kennedy. Delaware Speedway’s Matt Box and Jamie Cox rounded out the top five.

Also in attendance were the super quick Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets, the beatin’ and bangin’ Street Stocks, as well as the 4-Cylinders. Adrian Stahle took top honours in the Can-Am Midgets. Jaymee Adams won her first career Street Stock feature and Kevin Bridge, no stranger to victory lane, won the 4-Cylinder feature.


Chenoweth, Shantz, Bailey, Gallant And Bomberry Take Features At Flamboro

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London Recreational Continues to Dominate CSRA Nationals

Cochrane, Ontario (January 12 & 13, 2013):

The domination and awesome winning feeling endured for the London Recreational Ski-doo Snow Cross team as they walked away from the second race of the year in the CSRA National Championship circuit victorious yet again.

Fluctuating temperatures, rain, and flash freezing added to the challenge of track conditions during the first round of the CSRA Triple Crown January 12 & 13 at the Cochrane Gold Cup Snowcross in Cochrane, Ontario, just north of Timmins.
The team validated to the crowds that the 1st race of the year at Calabogie was no fluke whatsoever, bringing home an incredible 16 first place wins, 8 second place and 3 third place positions. (more…)


2013 CSRA PR Ottawa

Calabogie, Ontario (December 9, 2012): Absolutely dominating the first race of the year in the CSRA National Championship circuit, the London Recreational Ski-doo Snowcross team captured checkered flags, media attention and the continued admiration of fans at the Capital Cup National Snow Cross, December 7th – 9th at Calabogie Peaks Ski Resort just west of Ottawa.

Not going unnoticed by the media, CTV Ottawa Morning Live’s Sarah Freemark interviewed London Rec Team members while learning the ropes and picking up tips on how much hard work really goes into being a member of a successful snowcross team. { Full Story }
{ CSRA PR #1 Dec 7-9, 2012 Capital Cup National Snowcross }


London Recreational Racing Completes Successful 2012 Season

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By Randy Spencer-Cambridge, Ontario – November 21, 2012 – After a very successful season in 2011 that saw Brad Collison of Cambridge, Ontario being crowned Thunder Car Champion at Flamboro Speedway, the entire team was ready to go. A long time sponsor of racing, the team is headed up by Mike Schmidt of London Recreational Concrete Pools and Spas, a long time racer and supporter of CSRA Snow Cross and stock car racing. The auto racing side consists of #13 Brad Collison in Thunder Cars, #71 Russ Aicken in Mini Stocks, #13 Justin Collison in karting and Shawn Chenoweth who race the #89 Thunder Car and #29 Super Late Model. The highlight of the year dubbed the Frost Fest 120, the London Recreational Thunder Car and Mini Stock Challenge had a total purse of $10,000 up for grabs with multitude of other prizes for all those that made the features. It was held at Flamboro Speedway October 21st. Here is a break down of the season that each racer experienced in 2012.

Justin Collison races in the Waterloo Regional Kart Club in the Junior Heavy Class. The sixteen year old third generation racer is known as Ice Man Junior around the Collison Racing pit. In 15 races, Justin picked up 3 feature wins which included thirteen top 5 finishes and ten top 3 finishes and had a 2nd overall finish in the championship race. “I would say it was a solid year,” Justin said. “I want to thank Mike Schmidt of London Recreational Concrete Pools and Spas, Bennett GM, Ideal Brake Parts, Castro Edge, Whoosh, Prowraps, Collison Racing, Forsters Septic Pumping, my father Brad & grandfather Jim, and all the friends and family that support me. Wouldn’t be able to do it without you guys.” (more…)


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Brad Collison Wins Second Thunder Car Championship

By Randy Spencer / Flamboro Speedway Millgrove, Ontario
Brad Collison is no stranger to the Winner’s Circle. Thee 44 year old Cambridge native has been winning races at tracks all over Ontario and this year marked his 30th year behind the wheel. He started his racing career in Go-Karts, then followed his dad Jim into the Canadian Vintage Modified series. The Enduro division was the next stop and finally he jumped into a Thunder Car. Brad raced for several years at Delaware Speedway near London but returned to Flamboro Speedway in Millgrove in 2004. That year he wore the crown as Thunder Car track champion. Since then Brad has consistently finished in the top 5 every year.

Known as “The Ice Man” Brad and his team were ready for another strong and exciting season in 2011. Just prior to the start of the season, Flamboro Speedway announced a special Canada Day Race of Champions Event to help celebrate the track’s 50th anniversary. Nascar stars Jimmy Spencer, Ernie Irvan and Kenny Schrader would compete with the regular racers at Flamboro in a Thunder Car showdown. Collison Racing had an extra car so they offered one of the stars to pilot their race car for this special event at Flamboro. More about that later. Brad got off to a good start and as always was very consistent with a couple of wins and several top 5 feature finishes. Due to the handicapping system at Flamboro, the higher points cars would start near the back every week and Brad almost always was deep in the field but still found his way to the front.

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