By Craig Revelle
August 30, 2011
The much-anticipated debut of the Ontario Topless Sprints at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario finally took flight last Friday night. A field of 11 Wingless Sprint Cars were on hand and thrilled the crowd at Humberstone Speedway.
The night started out with qualifying events, and Don Adamczyk and Brad Knab took home the checkered flag in their respective events. Robbie Shuttleworth won the C.J. Ricker Mobile Maintenance Dash for Cash.
In the 15 lap main event, Shuttleworth, of Geneva, New York survived a pair of red flag incidents and took home the $2500 top prize and became the inaugural winner in Ontario Topless Sprints competition. April Wilson, making her first ever wingless sprint start finished second and claimed the Tapp’s Water Treatment Hard Charger Award. John Watson, Dick Mahoney and Doug Banks rounded out the top five.
“We feel like we put on a good show for the crowd, and we have something we can build on for the future”, says Series Director Ken Bayliss. “We understand that we can make some improvements for next year to make this a better event for everyone”.
Ontario Topless Sprints would like to thank Giant FM Classic Rock 91.7FM, Traffic & Court Services, Finish Line Web Design, OTR Filters, E-Shine.ca, Mohawk Duct Cleaning Services, Lou’s Tire Service, CARSTAR, Great Signs & Graphics, Garden City Environmental, Xtreme Custom Exhaust, Tapp’s Water Treatment, Pit Stop Automotive, Castle Racing Team, Fabulous Boutique and Day Spa, Kear’s Speed Shop, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Outerwears Performance Products and Pancho’s Racing Products for coming on board with OTS through our inaugural journey.
For more information on this exciting form of motorsports, please visit Ontario Topless Sprints on the web at www.ontariotoplesssprints.com. You will find information on the event including rules, driver entry list when available, and our great sponsors and affiliates that are on board with us to date.
Ontario Topless Sprints Feature: 1st Robbie Shuttleworth #11 Geneva,NY, 2nd April Wilson #15aw Joyceville,ON, 3rd John Watson #26 ST. Thomas,ON, 4th Dick Mahony #79 Newmarket,ON, 5th Doug Banks #45 Kingston,ON, 6th Don Adamczyk #21 Williamsville, NY, 7th Rick Wilson #42w Joyceville,ON, 8th Mike Stelter #36 Rochester NY, 9th Mark Cassella #91 Weirton West Virginia. DNS, Brad Knab #38 Arcade NY, Tim Zack #X Wainfleet, ON.
Hard Charger Award: April Wilson 15aw Joyceville,ON. April started the feature in 10th place and moved up to finish 2nd. This was April’s 1st non wing race. The Hard Charger Award was sponsored by Tapp’s Water Treatment of Dunnville,ON.
Heat #1:1st Don Adamczyk #21, 2nd Robbie Shuttleworth #11, 3rd Mark Cassella #91, 4th Mike Stelter #36, 5th Dick Mahoney #79.
Heat#2: 1st Brad Knab #38, 2nd Doug Banks #45, 3rd Rick Wilson #42w, 4th John Watson #26, 5th April Wilson #15aw, 6th Tim Zack #X.
Dash for Cash: 1st Robbie Shuttleworth #11, 2nd Don Adamczyk #21, 3rd Doug Banks #45, 4th Brad Knab #38. The “Dash for Cash” was sponsored by C.J. Ricker Mobile Maintenance of Dunnville, ON.