Southern Ontario Sprints
BOWMAN TAKES FIRST SOS WIN AND $4,010 ON TAMMY TEN/LITTLE BEN NIGHT AT OHSWEKEN
Photo credit: Dale Calnan (www.imagefactor.ca)
by SOS Media with files from Brent Otchere
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 14, 2023) – Mike Bowman has wasted little time getting up to speed in Sprint Cars. The local Modified star took his first career 360 Sprint Car win on Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway, and the $4,010 Tammy Ten/Little Ben Night winner's cheque.
Mitch Brown started on pole for the race which honoured both his grandfather Harold (Little Ben 1-10) and Harvey Lennox (Tammy 10), while Holly Porter started alongside to start the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car A-Main. A caution flag appeared on the first lap due to Tyeller Powless clipping the wall and coming to a stop. Ryan Turner capitalized on the restart, quickly taking the lead away from Brown, however Brown reclaimed the lead on the following lap. The battle between the two drivers raged on until Ryan Turner retook the lead midway through the race.
The second caution of the race came out due to Mike Bowman getting tangled up with traffic on lap thirteen. Bowman was able to continue though and took full advantage of the restart, claiming the lead for himself and building a gap of over 2.5 seconds over second place.
Bowman became the star of the show, picking up his very first 360 Sprint Car win and the $4,010 Tammy Ten/Little Ben winner’s prize thanks to Tammy Ten Media, Nitro 54 Variety, and Ohsweken Speedway. Next to cross the finish line was Ryan Tuner in second, Dylan Westbrook third, Brown fourth, and D.J. Christie fifth.
Ryan Turner claimed the $100 Ackland Insurance Quick Time award, while Josh Hansen took the $150 Trailer Pros Canada Hard Charger award.
Dylan Westbrook now has a 17 point advantage over Ryan Turner in the Tammy 10 Media SOS Championship standings heading into the next SOS event on July 29 at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway. Visit www.southernontariomotorspeedway.com and www.southernontariosprints.ca for more information.
Southern Ontario Sprints Race Report
Friday, July 14, 2023
Tammy Ten/Little Ben Night
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
- 71-Mike Bowman; 2. 15-Ryan Turner; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 4. 10-Mitch Brown; 5. 5-DJ Christie; 6. 9-Liam Martin; 7. 1-Holly Porter; 8. 90-Travis Cunningham; 9. 12DD-Darren Dryden; 10. 88H-Josh Hansen; 11. 17X-Cory Turner; 12. 70-Baily Heard; 13. 7-Eric Gledhill; 14. 0-Glenn Styres; 15. 19D-Allan Downey; 16. 21-John Burbridge Jr; 17. 21K-Kyle Phillips; 18. 81-Derek Jonathan; 19. 1 10-Jake Brown; 20. (DNF) 46-Kevin Pauls; 21. (DNF) 45-Nick Sheridan; 22. (DNF) 11-Jamie Turner; 23. (DNF) 77T-Tyeller Powless; 24. (DNF) 87X-Shone Evans; 25. (DNS) 15F-Mike Ferrell
A-Main Hard Charger (Trailer Pros Canada $150) - Josh Hansen (+13)
Quick Time (Ackland Insurance $100) - Ryan Turner (13.805 seconds)
Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT
- 17X-Cory Turner; 2. 10-Mitch Brown; 3. 15-Ryan Turner; 4. 45-Nick Sheridan; 5. 70-Baily Heard; 6. 77T-Tyeller Powless; 7. 87X-Shone Evans; 8. (DNF) 88H-Josh Hansen; 9. (DNF) 15F-Mike Ferrell
Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:03.640
- 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 2. 71-Mike Bowman; 3. 11-Jamie Turner; 4. 19D-Allan Downey; 5. 7-Eric Gledhill; 6. 90-Travis Cunningham; 7. 21K-Kyle Phillips; 8. 1 10-Jake Brown; 9. 21-John Burbridge Jr
Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:08.020
- 12DD-Darren Dryden; 2. 9-Liam Martin; 3. 1-Holly Porter; 4. 5-DJ Christie; 5. 81-Derek Jonathan; 6. 0-Glenn Styres; 7. 46-Kevin Pauls; 8. (DNS) 49L-Lucas Smith
About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2023 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, while a dozen events will pay $2,500-to-win or more, including five Nitro 54 Variety Super Series events paying at least $3,000-to-win. A points fund in excess of $16,000 will be divided among competitors thanks to the support of Tammy Ten Media, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The fastest qualifier for each SOS event will receive $100 from Ackland Insurance, while the Hard Charger in each A-Main will receive $100 from Trailer Pros Canada. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.
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