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By Brent Otchere with files from Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 15, 2022) – Mike Bowman won the Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series fueled by Pinty’s A-Main on Monday night at Ohsweken Speedway during the 17th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

Mathieu Bardier and Jacob Dykstra brought the 24 car field to the green flag. Mike Bowman shot out of a cannon and quickly overtook Bardier and Dykstra for the lead. Bardier quickly began to fall down the order as Lucas Smith moved up to the third position.

With two laps left go Bowman was driving as if he was on rails, well over eleven seconds ahead of the pack; Bowman was about to put the sixth place car a lap down when a red flag came out for a collision between Smith and Joshua Hill. Hill’s car flipped on its side; both drivers were unharmed but the vehicles sustained too much damage to carry on racing.

The race ended on a green-white-checkered finish; Bowman was again untouchable and sped off for the win making it his fourth Crate Sprint Car victory of the season, and first at Ohsweken. Darren Dryden finished second, Jacob Dykstra third, Matt Billings fourth, and Brett Stratford fifth.

The Action Sprint Tour will next be in competition on Tuesday, August 16 at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit for more information.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series
Statistical Report – Monday, August 15, 2022
Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 71-Mike Bowman[3]; 2. 12DD-Darren Dryden[6]; 3. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 4. 52-Matt Billings[4]; 5. BS39-Brett Stratford[7]; 6. 4-Jesse Costa[10]; 7. 74-Rob Neely[21]; 8. 19-Mathieu Bardier[1]; 9. 7-Eric Gledhill[8]; 10. 9-Luke Stewart[22]; 11. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[18]; 12. 39-Jonah Mutton[14]; 13. 08-Steven Beckett[9]; 14. 16R-Seth Roy[17]; 15. 88-Lance Erskine[20]; 16. 94-Ryan Fraser[19]; 17. MK8-Matt Hill[24]; 18. 3S-Austin Roes[16]; 19. 20-Johnny Miller[12]; 20. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[15]; 21. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[13]; 22. (DNF) 49L-Lucas Smith[5]; 23. (DNF) 19D-Allan Downey[11]; 24. (DNF) 99-Joshua Hill[23]
Hard Charger – Rob Neely +14

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:27.625
1. BS39-Brett Stratford[3]; 2. 20-Johnny Miller[1]; 3. 39-Jonah Mutton[2]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith[9]; 5. 94-Ryan Fraser[6]; 6. 99-Joshua Hill[4]; 7. 7W-Caleb Wood[8]; 8. 97-Sheldon Bender[7]; 9. 29W-Tyler Ward[5]; 10. 14T-Noelle Teal[10]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 08-Steven Beckett[1]; 2. 7-Eric Gledhill[4]; 3. 71-Mike Bowman[8]; 4. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[9]; 5. 88-Lance Erskine[6]; 6. 74-Rob Neely[7]; 7. 16X-Keegan Baker[2]; 8. 2-Travis Hofstetter[5]; 9. 69K-Ken Hamilton[10]; 10. (DNF) 2M-Steve Murdock[3]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:23.474
1. 4-Jesse Costa[1]; 2. 19D-Allan Downey[2]; 3. 19-Mathieu Bardier[8]; 4. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[5]; 5. 16R-Seth Roy[7]; 6. 9-Luke Stewart[6]; 7. MK8-Matt Hill[3]; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[4]; 9. (DNS) 14-Larry Gledhill

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps – 2:26.612
1. 12DD-Darren Dryden[5]; 2. 52-Matt Billings[6]; 3. 3S-Austin Roes[1]; 4. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[4]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[8]; 6. 77T-Tyeller Powless[2]; 7. 5C-Conor Mahoney[3]; 8. 51-Trevor Young[7]; 9. 85C-Cam MacKinnon[9]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – 3:43.578
1. 74-Rob Neely[1]; 2. 9-Luke Stewart[2]; 3. 99-Joshua Hill[4]; 4. MK8-Matt Hill[6]; 5. 7W-Caleb Wood[3]; 6. 2M-Steve Murdock[16]; 7. 2-Travis Hofstetter[11]; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[12]; 9. 97-Sheldon Bender[9]; 10. 16X-Keegan Baker[8]; 11. 51-Trevor Young[10]; 12. 29W-Tyler Ward[14]; 13. 14T-Noelle Teal[15]; 14. 69K-Ken Hamilton[18]; 15. 77T-Tyeller Powless[5]; 16. (DNF) 85C-Cam MacKinnon[13]; 17. (DNS) 5C-Conor Mahoney; 18. (DNS) 14-Larry Gledhill

Up Next:
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ontario

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About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. Each points-paying event on the 2022 schedule will pay a minimum of $1,000-to-win and $150-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The 2022 championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2022 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Visit for more information.