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Trucks & Great Lakes Legends Thrill at Season Opener

Grand Bend Speedway kicked off the 2022 racing season Saturday evening.  Highlights of the night included strong competition from the Mini Truck series where Austin Arnel (#29) held off a charging Mason Collver (#20) for the victory and the Grand Bend Speedway debut of the Great Lakes Legends series that saw Kenny McNicol (#5) hang on for the win during a last-lap attempt by DJ Christie (#25) to get to the front in lapped traffic.

Other winners on the night included Dylan Graham (#4) in the Junior Sprints, Kara Martin (#53) in the Junior Late Models, Mike Verboom (#02) in the 9HP Mini Sprints, and Kyle Neumeister (#92) in the North Coast Compact Challenge.

The next race event at Grand Bend Speedway is next Saturday, June 4 featuring Bone Stock 50-Lap “INFAMOUS 100” Qualifier Race, 9HP Mini Sprints, Jr Sprints, Rookie Trucks, Jr Late Models, and Pro Stocks.  The evening will also bring the opportunity for fans to put themselves to the test in King of the Hill Spectator races that let fans compete in their street cars in one-on-one drag races around the track.

RACE RESULTS

JUNIOR SPRINT RESULTS
Feature Race
1. 4 Dylan Graham
2. 15 Siobahn Alguire
3. 11 Collin Klumper
4. 6x Maxwell Lloyd
5. 2 Blake Watson
6. 6 Alexis Eaton
7. 45 Anthony Pauli
8. 8 Emma Graham

Heat Race #1

1. 4 Dylan Graham
2. 15 Siobahn Alguire
3. 11 Collin Klumper
4. 8 Emma Graham

Heat Race #2

1. 6x Maxwell Lloyd
2. 2 Blake Watson
3. 6 Alexis Eaton
4. 45 Anthony Pauli

JUNIOR LATE MODEL RESULTS
Feature Race
1. 53 Kara Martin
2. 73 Alyssa Brunette
3. 9 Grayson Masson
4. 77 Eric Lawton
5. 17 Callum Lawton

Heat Race #1

1. 17 Callum Lawton
2. 77 Eric Lawton

Heat Race #2

1. 53 Kara Martin
2. 73 Alyssa Brunette
3. 9 Grayson Masson

9HP MINI SPRINT RESULTS
Feature Race
1. 02 Mike Verboom
2. 77 Austen MacLennan
3. 2x Kaden Patrick
4. 72 Mike Neumeister

Heat Race #1

1. 02 Mike Verboom
2. 77 Austen MacLennan
3. 2x Kaden Patrick
4. 72 Mike Neumeister

 

MINI TRUCK RESULTS
Feature Race
1. 29 Austin Arnel Thedford
2. 20 Mason Collver Strathroy
3. 7 James Relou Ilderton
4. 15 Kaisha Zimoch Melbourne
5. 19 Caleb Goertz Ilderton
6. 11 Rob Broadhurst London

Heat Race #1

1. 7 James Relou Ilderton
2. 20 Mason Collver Strathroy
3. 19 Caleb Goertz Ilderton

Heat Race #2

1. 29 Austin Arnel Thedford
2. 15 Kaisha Zimoch Melbourne
3. 11 Rob Broadhurst London

 

ROOKIE TRUCK RESULTS
Feature Race
1. 77 Austen MacLennan
2. 18 Quinn Goertz
3. 51 Brayden Martin

Heat Race #1

1. 77 Austen MacLennan
2. 51 Brayden Martin
3. 18 Quinn Goertz

 

North Coast Compact Challenge (Mini Stocks)

Feature Race
1. 92 Kyle Neumeister Mitchell
2. 18 Isaac Dippel Draxton
3. 83 Bob Stewart Moorefield

Heat Race #1

1. 92 Kyle Neumeister Mitchell
2. 83 Bob Stewart Moorefield
3. 18 Isaac Dippel Draxton

GREAT LAKES LEGENDS SERIES

Feature Race
1. 5 Kenny McNicol
2. 25 DJ Christie
3. 00 Joe Adams
4. 67 Cody Bryne
5. 14 Cody Wilds
6. 7 Dan Russ
7. 55 Lonnie Scott
8. 15 Pete Trotechaud
9. 77 Joe Russ

Heat #1
1. 25 DJ Christie
2. 5 Kenny McNicol
3. 14 Cody Wilds
4. 55 Lonnie Scott
5. 15 Pete Trotechaud

Heat #2
1. 00 Joe Adams
2. 67 Cody Bryne
3. 7 Dan Russ
4. 77 Joe Russ

 

100-Lap Special & Surprise Legends Series Add-On Coming Saturday

After raining out the season opener, anticipation is high heading into opening night Saturday at Grand Bend Speedway. The track boasts a full racing lineup plus a surprise addition starting at 7:00 pm.

Headlining the event is a 100-lap special for the North Coast Compact Challenge (NCCC Mini Stocks). In addition, the event also features a surprise add-on to the lineup: the Great Lakes Legends Series will be laying down some laps running heat races and a 25-lap main event. Legends Cars are 5/8-scale fiberglass full-fendered versions of the famed NASCAR modifieds of days gone by.

Fans will also catch racing from Grand Bend Speedway’s signature driver development classes: the Junior Late Model future stars, Mini Trucks, 9HP Mini Sprints, Junior Sprints, and Rookie Trucks.

About the Track: Grand Bend Speedway is a 1/4 mile paved Tri-Oval race track. Originally built in 1996 for small-scale vehicles it was later expanded into the track of today which can accommodate both half-size development series as well as full-size race cars. The track is located just outside the town of Grand Bend beside the Grand Bend Motorplex facility.

Contact:
519-369-6969
ontrackventures@gmail.com

May 21 Season Opener Rains Out

The 2022 Grand Bend Speedway season opener scheduled for Saturday, May 21 has rained out. After reviewing the forecasted weather, track officials determined that cancellation would be in the best interests of fans and drivers as they plan their weekend.

The rainout is resulting in an update to the schedule: the “Infamous 100 Qualifier” (Bone Stock race) that was scheduled to run on Saturday night will now run on Saturday, June 4. All other events are unchanged.

About the Track: Grand Bend Speedway is a 1/4 mile paved Tri-Oval race track. Originally built in 1996 for small-scale vehicles it was later expanded into the track of today which can accommodate both half-size development series as well as full-size race cars.  The track is located just outside the town of Grand Bend beside the Grand Bend Motorplex facility.

Grand Bend Speedway Aims to Thrill Beachgoers Saturday Nights

A summer of competition kicks off at Grand Bend Speedway this weekend as the track aims to carve a name for itself as a must-attend destination for beachgoers on Saturday nights this year. Opening night this Saturday will feature racing from six different classes of competition including half-size competition as well as full-size race cars with racing getting underway at 7pm.

There have been considerable changes during the off-season at the track which has placed a renewed focus on delivering a strong fan experience.  Spectators will find an improved sound system, relocated food concessions (with a new menu), a new website, and a host of additional improvements as the season goes along.  Play-by-play announcing will be delivered by Chris Soares and John Houghton: a broadcast team known to many race fans after having announced races locally for over a decade.

Drivers will experience new incentives this summer with considerably more prize money being offered at events.  This helps the track not only attract more drivers into competition, but also provides prizing worth battling for on the track.

The speedway is also introducing the “Around the Bend” driving experience.  The attraction runs throughout the summer and gives participants the opportunity to ride along in a full-size race car or, if they are brave enough, take the challenge and get behind the wheel themselves.

About the Track: Grand Bend Speedway is a 1/4 mile paved Tri-Oval race track. Originally built in 1996 for small-scale vehicles it was later expanded into the track of today which can accommodate both half-size development series as well as full-size race cars.  The track is located just outside the town of Grand Bend beside the Grand Bend Motorplex facility.

Contact:
519-369-6969
ontrackventures@gmail.com

Unprecedented Payouts for All Divisions

The SEASON OPENER here at GRAND BEND SPEEDWAY is quickly approaching!

We have put togethers some unprecidented payouts for All Division to kick off the 2022 Racing Season on, Saturday May 21st, 2022.

Starting with the First Ever Annual Bone Stock “INFAMOUS 100” 50-Lap Qualifier Race #1, with $1000 to WIN!

Our Future Star Divisions all start at $150 to Win! (Jr Late Model, Jr Sprint, Rookie Truck, 9hp Mini Sprint)

** Junior Late Models, May 21st is the 1st Event of our JLM Future Stars 7-Event Series that does not conflict with JLM races at either Full Throttle Motor Speedway or Sauble Speedway.

You don’t want to miss it!

“Race you to the Beach!!”

(printable) May 21 2022 GBS Payout Chart

Land and Sea Dyno at Grand Bend Speedway

In an effort to address concerns with technical inspections and previous seal identifications on Honda 6.5, 9.0 and 13 horsepower engines competing at Grand Bend Speedway on 2022 and beyond.
We have in our possession a Land and Sea Dynomite engine dyno that will be in our tech building to use at anytime needed.
This engine dyno (feel free to google it) is capable of horsepower reading of the complete engine and all bolted on components with a tolerance of .003 horsepower on it’s computer setup.
We feel this will keep competition fair and reliable plus give winning teams the opportunity to prove themselves to all who may question their speed and skills.
Thank you to Tabitha for supplying such a valuable tool for our technical staff to use.
Grand Bend Speedway ownership continues to do our best to improve our facility and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all who attend.
“Race you to the Beach”

Honda Engine Technical Update

With the 2022 racing season approaching at Grand Bend Speedway we have monitored recent posts and responses on social media in regards to rules.GBS has come to the conclusion that our 6.5hp, 9hp and 13hp Honda engine classes will be technically inspected (ENGINE RELATED) based on lap times and visual performance. We will be asking for the complete engine with all add-ons in running condition (as raced) to be removed and submitted for post race component and dyno inspection if needed.This is “IF and WHEN” necessary and needed to be enforced. Engine inspection should be treated as a complement to being fast and necessary for equality and fair racing at GBS.Please have the proper tools for removal and be aware of our position with you and your equipment for the proper amount of time for off sight inspection to occur and be released.There is not cost to you if your engine is legal.We appreciated our race team commitment to competing in a fair and equal setting at GBS and look forward to the 2022 season.

New Website Launched

Grand Bend Speedway is pleased to launch its new website in anticipation of the 2022 racing season.

Redevelopment of the website was made possible through support from John Houghton’s CheckeredFlagMedia.com which offers services in website setup and maintenance, video production, and Facebook & Google advertising.

National Compact Touring Series heading to Grand bend speedway in 2022

National Compact Touring Series Presented by Rev X Oil with Grand Bend Speedway.

NCTS Heads to Canada (Battle Creek, MI) The National Compact Touring Series presented by Rev X Oil is excited to announce our first event outside of the United States.

The tour will be heading to North of the border to Grand Bend Speedway in Ontario, Canada. The D-shaped 1/4 mile asphalt track will host the first ever “Battle at the Border 50” featuring drivers from the United States and Canada on Saturday, July 30th, 2022.

The Grand Bend Speedway also host a road course and drag strip at the racing venue. The Parkhill, Ontario venue also will host free camping for our race teams allowing them to make this a family vacation. There are many tourist attractions near the speedway that will make this a family event. “We are planning this to be a yearly event to help grow the oval track at our speedway,” stated, Gord Bennett, Grand Bend Speedway Promoter “You have to plant a seed to grow the tree before it blooms to make this a special event.”

The National Compact Touring Series was preparing to invade Canada over the last few years before the pandemic hit. The Canadian market is expected to help the growth the of series for larger future events in Michigan and New York. With the Canadian border reopening this year its basically a passage connecting Michigan to New York. The National Compact Touring Series 2022 schedule is nearing completion and is expected to be released in November.

Please visit our website at www.nationalcompacts.com for more information on the 2022 season.

2021 Season Concludes but 2022 Information is now available

2021 Racing season has ended and we have crowned our Class Champions as of September 3rd. We are very proud of all of our competitors and staff and wish them all a great “off season” and look forward to 2022.

With that being said we have been busy working on our 2022 version of rules. schedule and registration forms pertaining to the upcoming season. We have posted everything for our competitors to look over before our upcoming meeting at the track to finalize before we get going in 2022.

The rules and registration meeting will be on OCTOBER 23rd paying close attention to all aspects of the 2022 season as well as recognizing the 2021 accomplishments by our competing drivers in an informal presentation of awards and a photo op.

The October 23rd meeting will be as follows:

1- 12:00 pm – 2021 Awards Presentation for all GBS Classes

2- 1:00 pm – 2022 General Track Rules for all Classes

3- 1:30 pm – Future Stars Rules Meeting (a) Junior Sprint (b) Rookie Truck (c) Mini Cup (d) Pro Truck (e) 9hp Mini Sprint

4- 3:00 pm – Big Cars Rules Meeting (a) Four Stock (b) Pro Stock (c) V8 Winged Sprint Cars

*Registration will be available throughout the whole meeting (from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm)

Meeting and Awards will be held at the speedway property

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