SUSICE STORMS TO FINAL CHECKERED FLAG OF 2017 SEASON

Sunday - September - 2017

THOROLD, Ont. – September 10, 2016 – Photo courtesy: Tom Stevens – The Southern Ontario Sprints concluded their 2017 season at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night and Ryan Susice claimed the final checkered flag of the season

Adam West brought the field to the green flag for the 25 lap feature event. Holly Porter filling in for Glenn Styres in the 0 car momentarily lead the race in only her 4th 360 start before Jim Huppenen took over and settled into the top spot after starting 4th. Dylan Westbrook, who had locked up the SOS 2017 Championship the week before at Brighton Speedway had moved up to take over the 2nd spot and started reeling in the 14h of Huppenen. As the laps wound down Susice who had started 10th had worked his way around the outside of the track using his local knowledge from his many sportsmen races at Merrittville over the years. Coming out of 4 to take the white flag Susice again used the high side to pass both Huppenen and Westbrook down the front stretch and held on to win the race with the home town crowd on its feet in the grandstands.

The Southern Ontario Sprints will co-sanction this weekend’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken with the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The event includes the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15 before the $12,000 US-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
2017 SEASON RACE #12 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY – MERRITTVILLE, ON

ENTRY LIST
(Number Name – Hometown)

0p Holly Porter – Delhi ON
10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON
1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON
14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON
15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON
18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville, NY
21 John Burbridge – St. Williams ON
21k Kyle Phillips – Grand Island NY
22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON
22x Dylan Sliter – Port Colborne, ON
22p Jim Porter – Grand Island, NY
25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON
30 Adam West – Ridgetown, ON
38k Brad Knab – Arcade, NY
47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland ON
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, ON
71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, ON
90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby ON
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON
97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 0p Holly Porter (2)
2. 14h Jim Huppunen (6)
3. 97 Cory Turner (3)
4. 25 Warren Mahoney (1)
5. 90 Travis Cunningham (7)
6. 22 Shawn Sliter (5)
7. 22P Jim Porter (4)

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (1)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4)
3. 1-10 Jake Brown (2)
4. 18 Ryan Susice (5)
5. 11 Jamie Turner (6)
6. 38k Brad Knab (3)
7. 22x Dylan Sliter (7)

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 91 Ryan Turner (1)
2. 30 Adam West (2)
3. 71s Josh Sliter (4)
4. 21 John Burbridge (5)
5. 21k Kyle Phillips(7)
6. 66 Frank Baranowski (3)
7. 15 Mike Ferrell (6)

FEATURE (25 Laps)
1. 18 Ryan Susice (10)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6)
3. 14h Jim Huppunen (4)
4. 10 Mitch Brown (5)
5. 97 Cory Turner (8)
6. 1-10 Jake Brown (3)
7. 0p Holly Porter (2)
8. 25 Warren Mahoney (9)
9. 22 Shawn Sliter (15)
10. 30 Adam West (1)
11. 11 Jamie Turner (13)
12. 38k Brad Knab (16)
13. 22P Jim Porter (17)
14. 21k Kyle Phillips (20)
15. 66 Frank Baranowski (14)
16. 71s Josh Sliter (18)
17. 21 John Burbridge (11)
18. 91 Ryan Turner (7)
19. 90 Travis Cunningham (12)
20. 15 Mike Ferrell (16)
Dylan Sliter 22x (DNS)

2017 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:
Dylan Westbrook – 7 (Brighton May 20, South Buxton June 3, Ohsweken June 30, Brighton July 8, Brighton August 5, South Buxton August 12, Humberstone August 13)
Chris Jones – 1 (Brighton June 17)
Jake Brown – 1 (Brighton September 2)
Mitch Brown – 1 (Brighton September 3)
Ryan Susice – 1 (Merrittville September 9)
Rain – 1 (Humberstone June 4)

UP NEXT: Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway – September 15 & 16

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2017 marks the 22st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and www.ImageFactor.ca

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