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Peter Anderson and Derek Smith at Flamboro Speedway

This year Peter and Derek are the official track photographers at Flamboro Speedway.
Derek will be there about 20 times and Peter about 10 times. Spencer Smye and Zoompics will back them up when neither Peter or Derek are available.

Many Thanks to Mike Kiers, who isn't available this year, for helping out the last few years. See Mike's photos at Cableguy Photos .

See Peter Anderson's photos at Inside Track and contact him at .

Also check out photos from Flamboro at Zoom Pics .

In 2018, derek visited Flamboro 17 times - there are over 50,000 Flamboro photos online on racepulse from 2018.
In 2017, derek had 21 visits and another 60,000 photos.
Derek's latest photos from Flamboro can be found below, and earlier ones here.
Derek will be travelling as usual to many of the tracks in Southern Ontario as well this season.

For more info on the track, please visit Flamboro Speedway .



Next Event at Flamboro Speedway

The annual banquet will be held late January/early February - for the exact date and more details, please see Flamboro Speedway .





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Updates to racepulse.com - Tuesday October 22, 2019

Flamboro Speedway Enduro Saturday October 19, 2019
Peterborough Speedway Colours Friday/Saturday/Sunday October 11-13, 2019
and Flamboro Speedway Frostoberfest Saturday/Sunday October 5/6, 2019
are online. Please scroll down to see them.

I'm working on Ohsweken August 30 next.

I've had three 5 race weekends recently (20,000/16,000/14,000 photos). This has added to a 4 race (15000 photos) weekend, after 7 races in 9 days (25000+ photos), and after 16 racing events (and 3 concerts) in 17 days (about 51,000 photos). This has meant that i've been away from the computer during most of this time, so i'm quite backlogged in updating the photos. Please keep checking - i'll update them as soon as i can.

I've created a new section for Non-racing photos. People keep asking me what else i shoot. This has a few examples, such as nature photography and concerts.
You can also find them under Photos in the left column on the home page.
Latest concert/hockey updates include:
---Cadillac's Last Show July 14, 2019
---The Dimestore Playboys March 23
---Alex Pangman March 2 and April 6
---Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament 2019 (friday and saturday)
Latest concert/nature shoots include
---African Lion Safari September 16, 2019
---Bad Luck Woman September 10, 2019
---Sue Foley September 9, 2019 .

I've been away from the computer much of my time at races (eg 18 days/17 races/54000 photos, 19 days/15 races/62000 photos, 3 days/5 races/18000 photos, 17 days/12 races/46000 photos).

I'll update photos whenever i can. Please check back - they will all be online.


MOST RECENT RACING/AUTO UPDATES (please scroll down to see them):

Flamboro Speedway Enduro Saturday October 19, 2019
Peterborough Speedway Colours Sunday October 13, 2019
Peterborough Speedway Colours Saturday October 12, 2019
Peterborough Speedway Colours Friday October 11, 2019
Flamboro Speedway Frostoberfest Sunday October 6, 2019
Flamboro Speedway Frostoberfest Saturday October 5, 2019
Speedway Park Alumni Wednesday October 2, 2019
Ohsweken Speedway Friday September 6,2019
Jukasa Speedway Saturday September 28, 2019
Sunset Speedway Velocity Saturday September 21, 2019
Merrittville Speedway September 8, 2019
Jukasa Speedway Nationals Saturday August 31, 2019
Sunset Speedway Velocity Sunday September 22, 2019
Jukasa Speedway Nationals Monday September 2, 2019
Humberstone Speedway Sunday September 8, 2019
Ohsweken Speedway Saturday September 14, 2019
Ohsweken Speedway Friday September 13, 2019
Ohsweken Speedway Friday August 23, 2019
Flamboro Speedway Saturday September 7, 2019
Jukasa Speedway Nationals Sunday September 1, 2019
Flamboro Speedway Saturday August 24, 2019

For other updates, please click on Photos to the left or scroll to the bottom.




Collector Car Auction, Sunday October 20, 2019


The Fall Collector Car Auction was held October 18-20 at the International Centre in Mississauga. Today i arrived early and shot many of the cars and more of the stage. For results and more info, please see Collector Car Productions . I shot over 1200 photos during the day. The photos will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Flamboro Speedway, Saturday October 19, 2019






The final race night of the season featured a 250 lap enduro. Dylan Sharpe took home $5000 for the win, with Gillian Hils finishing second, Bill Brekelmans in third, Craig Cole in fourth and Kent Nuhn in fifth. Craig Cole won the Demolition Derby which followed the enduro. For full official results and more info, please see Flamboro Speedway .

Here are over 2400 PHOTOS .




Collector Car Auction, Saturday October 19, 2019


The Fall Collector Car Auction was held October 18-20 at the International Centre in Mississauga. I shot more cars today, but had to leave early to shoot at Flamboro Speedway. Please see Sunday and Friday for more photos. For results and more info, please see Collector Car Productions . I shot over 400 photos during the day. The photos will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Collector Car Auction, Friday October 18, 2019


The Fall Collector Car Auction was held October 18-20 at the International Centre in Mississauga. Today i shot the memorabilia and many of the cars. For results and more info, please see Collector Car Productions . I shot almost 800 photos during the day. The photos will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Peterborough Speedway, Sunday October 13, 2019







The Autumn Colours Classic Weekend concluded today. JR Fitzpatrick won the 167 lap Late Model race, followed by Ryan Kimball and Shawn Chenoweth. Andy Kamrath won the OSCAAR Modified feature, with AJ Emms taking second and the 2019 Season Championship, and Anthony DiBellow was third. Steve Book won the OSCAAR Hot Rod feature, with Tyler Hawn taking second and the 2019 Season Championship, and Billy Alderson Jr was third. Frank Davey won the Super Stock feature followed by Todd Davenport and Ken Grubb. Matt Haupe won the Legends feature followed by Kenny McNicol and Miles Tyson. Ryan Oosterholt won the Mini Stock feature followed by Noland Gould and Bobby Tolton. Kris Kahn finished first in the Bone Stock feature, but he and the 3rd place finisher were dq'd in tech. The Bone Stock finish was Kyle Neumeister, Dave Feeney and Jordan Morris.

For full official results and more info, please see Peterborough Speedway , OSCAAR and Ontario Legends .

Here are 5700 SUNDAY PHOTOS (see also Friday and Saturday).




Peterborough Speedway, Saturday October 12, 2019






The Autumn Colours Classic Weekend continued today, but most practice sessions were rained out. The Pro Late Models and Late Models were combined into one class, with time trials seeing JR Fitzpatrick take the pole for tomorrow's race. Second round qualifying took place for Legends, OSCAAR Modifieds, OSCAAR Hot Rods, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Bone Stocks. Robin McLean won the Outlaw Midget feature, followed by Adam Carrothers and Jody Bound. Daniel Hawn won the OSCAAR Pro Sprint midget feature (and the 2019 Season Championship). James Stanley was 2nd and Rob McCall was 3rd. For full official results and more info, please see Peterborough Speedway , OSCAAR , Outlaw Midgets and Ontario Legends .

Here are 3000 SATURDAY PHOTOS (see also Friday and Sunday).




Peterborough Speedway, Friday October 11, 2019






The Autumn Colours Classic Weekend started today, with practice for all divisions, and first round qualifying for Legends, OSCAAR Modifieds, OSCAAR Hot Rods, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Bone Stocks. There were also two 'Young Guns' 20 lap features. Cayden Lapcevich won the Mini Stock race (in the borrowed 13 car), and Coltin Everingham won the Super Stock race. For full official results and more info, please see Peterborough Speedway , OSCAAR , Outlaw Midgets and Ontario Legends .

Here are about 2300 FRIDAY PHOTOS (see also Saturday and Sunday).




Flamboro Speedway, Sunday October 6, 2019





The second day of the Frostoberfest weekend featured the third race in the Grisdale Triple Crown for Pro Late Models. Shae Gemmel took the overall win for the series. The 100 lap feature was won by Shane Maginnis, followed by Shae Gemmel, Shawn Chenoweth, Billy Schwartzenburg, Jake Sheridan, JR Fitzpatrick, Jake Gilbert and Carson Nagy. The OSCAAR Modified feature was won by Andy Kamrath, with AJ Emms in 2nd, Kelly Balson in 3rd, Brad Pearsall in 4th, Luke Gignac in 5th and Gary Elliott in 6th. Daniel Hawn won the OSCAAR Pro Sprint midget feature and Steve Book won the OSCAAR Hot Rod feature.

For full official results and more info, please see Flamboro Speedway and OSCAAR .

Here are almost 3400 PHOTOS .




Flamboro Speedway, Saturday October 5, 2019





The first day of the Frostoberfest weekend was supported by London Recreational Racing. Brad Collison and Treyten Lapcevich won Super Stock features (with Treyten taking the overall win). Karl Sault and Andy Kamrath won Mini Stock features (with Karl taking the overall win). Kris Lawrence and Leo Labarbera won Pure Stock features (with the overall win going to Kris). Cliff Hodgkinson and Dan Petit won Pro4 Modified features and Jessica James won the Outlaw midget feature. For full official results and more info, please see Flamboro Speedway and Outlaw Midgets .

Here are over 3000 PHOTOS .




Hamilton Speedway Park Alumni, Wednesday October 2, 2019




I attended the monthly gathering of racers from the former Stoney Creek racetrack Speedway Park. This includes many drivers from surrounding speedways such as Merrittville, Cayuga, Ransomville, etc. For more info, please see the Hamilton Speedway Park Alumni Facebook page.

Here are over 250 PHOTOS .




Jukasa Speedway, Saturday September 28, 2019






Brett Taylor won the NASCAR Pinty Series race, passing teammate Jason Hathaway on the last turn. Donald Theetge finished 3rd, Andrew Ranger finished 4th (and won the Season Championship), Kevin Lacroix finished 5th and Pete Shepherd III finished 6th. Billy Zardo won the Late Model feature, followed by Sam Charland, Jeff Walt, Jordan Latimer, Gord Shepherd, TJ Edwards and Paul Maltese.

For full official results and more info, please see Jukasa Speedway and NASCAR Pinty's Series .

Here are almost 5200 PHOTOS .




Sunset Speedway, Sunday September 22, 2019





The second day of the Sunset Velocity weekend saw Rick Spencer-Walt win the Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model feature. John Cadman was 2nd and Glenn Watson 3rd. Andy Kamrath won the second OSCAAR Modified feature, followed by Anthony DiBello and AJ Emms. Rick Spencer-Walt won the Late Model feature, Paul Geniole Jr was 2nd and Kendra Adams 3rd. Billy Anderson Jr won the OSCAAR Hot Rod feature, followed by Jerry Broom and Tyler Hawn. Gerrit Teimersma won the Super Stock feature, with Tom Walters in 2nd and Dustyn Mombourquette in 3rd. Jessica James won the Outlaw Midget feature. Andy Kamrath won the Mini Stock feature, with Eric Yorke in 2nd and Samantha Shaw in 3rd. Kyle Neumeister won the Bone Stock feature, followed by Jordan Morris and David Rockwood.

For full official results and more info, please see Sunset Speedway , OSCAAR and Outlaw Midgets .

Here are about 2300 PHOTOS .




Sunset Speedway, Saturday September 21, 2019






The first day of the Velocity Weekend had practices and and qualifying races only for the Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and OSCAAR Hot Rods. Features were run for the following: Andy Kamrath won the first of 2 OSCAAR Modified features, followed by Kelly Balson and AJ Emms. Gregory Ludzik won the Legends feature, with Nick Ledson in 2nd and Kenny McNicol in 3rd. Darren Dryden won the first Can-Am Midget feature (and the 2nd) followed by Steve Murdock and Ryan Fraser. Brandon Hauck was 2nd in the second Can-Am Midget feature and Dominique Smith was 3rd. Daniel Hawn won the OSCAAR Pro Midget feature followed by Ryan Battiana and James Stanley. For full official results and more info, please see Sunset Speedway , OSCAAR , Can-Am Midgets and Ontario Legends .

Here are about 4400 PHOTOS .




British Car Day, Bronte Park, Sunday September 15, 2019


Today i attended the annual British Car Day, featuring about 1000 classic British cars. Although there was on and off again light rain, it stayed mostly dry. This is the largest British Car gathering in North America. For full official results and more info, please see British Car Day . I shot about 600 photos during the day. The photos will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Ohsweken Speedway, Saturday September 14, 2019





The annual Canadian Nationals was held yesterday and today, with cars attending from all over North America. There were almost 100 Sprint and Crate Sprint Cars in the pits. Local driver Scott Kreutter won the 35 lap Sprint A-Main, followed by teammate Matt Farnham, Parker Price-Miller, Jordan Thomas, Steve Poirier, Cory Turner, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dylan Westbrook, Chuck Hebing, Max Stambaugh, Jim Huppunen and Paulie Colagiovanni. They ran the entire A-Main caution free. Jesse Costa won the Action Sprint feature, followed by Liam Martin, Paul Klager, Steven Beckett and Lucas Smith.

For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are almost 4000 SATURDAY PHOTOS (see also Friday).




Ohsweken Speedway, Friday September 13, 2019






The 'Night Before the Nationals' successfully beat the rain - although we did get soaked in a downpour (with hail) during victory lane after the races. Cory Turner, Jason Barney and Parker Price-Miller won 15 lap Sprint features, locking them into the A-Main tomorrow. Logan Shwedyk won the Thunder Stock feature and Kyle Wert won the Mini Stock feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are 2700 FRIDAY PHOTOS . (see also Saturday's photos)




Humberstone Speedway, Sunday September 8, 2019





Brad Rouse won the DirtCar Sportsman Tour race, followed by Dylan Davidson and Cody McPherson. Adam Ferri won the Late Model feature, Dave Bailey won the Can-Am Thunder Stock Challenge and Mitch Dumont won the King of the 4's.

For full official results and more info, please see Humberstone Speedway .

Here are about 1900 PHOTOS .




Merrittville Speedway, Sunday September 8, 2019






Merrittville Speedway held a $5000 to win Enduro, with a $1000 to win Demolition Derby this afternoon. Also on the card was a Monster Truck, Schoolbus races, a V6 race, a side-by-side race (2 cars chained together), a backwards race and a figure 8 race. For full official results and more info, please see Merrittville Speedway .

Here are about 1800 PHOTOS .




Flamboro Speedway, Saturday September 7, 2019





Tonight was Memorial Night at Flamboro, honouring 'Yesterday's Legends and Heroes'. There was also a corn roast for everyone after the races. JR Fitzpatrick won the 40 lap Pro Late Model feature, followed by Blair Wickett and Mark Burbridge. Karl Sault won the 30 lap Mini Stock feature, with Dylan Sharp in 2nd and Erik Dalla Riva in 3rd. Bobby Mercer won the 30 lap Pure Stock feature, with Mark Thorne finishing 2nd. Max Wright and TJ Marshall won Canadian Vintage Modifieds features, Mike Norris and Tim Norris won Pro Challenge features, and Brad Collison and Steve Cashmore won Super Stock features. For full official results and more info, please see Flamboro Speedway , Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Ontario Pro Challenge .

Here are about 3000 PHOTOS .




Ohsweken Speedway, Friday September 6, 2019





Sam Hafertepe Jr won the Sprint feature, followed by Cory Turner and Dylan Westbrook. Dylan Wstbrook won the Sprint Championship for 2019. Hannah Ferrell won the Crate Sprint feature, with Jesse Costa in 2nd and Jacob Dykstra in 3rd. Nick Sheridan won the Crate Sprint Championship. Dave Bailey won the Thunder Stock feature and the Championship. Tristan DaSilva won the Mini Stock feature and Dusty DeBoer won the Mini Stock Championship.

For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are over 2800 PHOTOS .




Hamilton Speedway Park Alumni, Wednesday September 4, 2019


I attended the monthly gathering of racers from the former Stoney Creek racetrack Speedway Park. For more info, please see the Hamilton Speedway Park Alumni Facebook page. I shot about 300 photos during the day. The photos will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Jukasa Speedway, Monday September 2, 2019






Bubba Pollard won the annual Canadian Short Track Nationals 250 lap feature for the second straight year, taking home $75,000. Eddie MacDonald finished second, but failed tech, giving second place to Matt Pritiko. JR Fitzpatrick was third and Colin Garrett finished fourth. Lane Zardo won the 50 lap Super Stock feature, followed by Shawn Chenoweth and Trevor Collver.

For full official results and more info, please see Jukasa Speedway .

Here are over 4500 MONDAY PHOTOS (see also Saturday and Sunday).




Jukasa Speedway, Sunday September 1, 2019





Jukasa held the annual Canadian Short Track Nationals this weekend. Today had practice and time trial qualifying for the Pro Late Models and Super Stocks. 16 Pro Late Models were locked into the feature. Eddie MacDonald was 1st, followed by JR Fitzpatrick, Brian Campbell, Albert Francis, Bubba Pollard, Cayden Lapcevich, Branden Watson and Raphael Lessard. The Pro Late Models completed 1 of their 4 heat races before the rain postponed the show until Monday.

For full official results and more info, please see Jukasa Speedway .

Here are about 1800 SUNDAY PHOTOS (see also Saturday and Monday).




Jukasa Speedway, Saturday August 31 , 2019






Jukasa held the annual Canadian Short Track Nationals this weekend. Phil Bozell won the 75 lap Super Late Model feature, with his father Andy Bozell in 2nd and Glenn Watson in 3rd. Steve Book won the OSCAAR Hot Rod feature, followed by Jesse Kennedy and Nick Clarke. Today also had tech and practice for the Pro Late Models. For full official results and more info, please see Jukasa Speedway .

Here are over 3100 SATURDAY PHOTOS (see also Sunday and Monday).




Ohsweken Speedway, Friday August 30, 2019

After shooting all day at CTMP, i travelled to Ohsweken. Dylan Westbrook won the Sprint feature, followed by Scott Kreutter and Jim Huppunen. Nick Sheridan won the Crate Sprint feature, Dave Bailey won the Thunder Stock feature and Wayde Thorne won the Mini Stock feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway . I shot over 3400 photos during the evening. The photos will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park, Friday August 30, 2019

The VRRA Vintage Motorcycle Racing Club held their annual Festival at CTMP Friday through Sunday. I shot practices for all divisions today, and the Endurance Race. For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and VRRA . I shot 6500 photos during the day. The photos will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Humberstone Speedway, Sunday August 25, 2019

After shooting all day at CTMP, i travelled to Humberstone Speedway. Humberstone Speedway held the Pete Cosco Memorial, which featured 40 laps for ROC Sportsman and 75 laps for Modifieds. Mat Williamson won the Modified feature, followed by Mike Bowman and Matt Farnham. Cody McPherson won the ROC Sportsman feature, with Greg Panunte in 2nd and Brad Rouse in 3rd. Rob Pietz won the Late Model feature, Billy Bleich Jr won the Thunder Stock feature, Jeremy Cooper won the Mini Stock feature and Mitch Dumont won the Truck feature. For full official results and more info, please see Humberstone Speedway . I shot over 2200 photos during the evening. The photos will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park, Sunday August 25, 2019

Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, followed by Alex Tagliani, Ben Rhodes, Sheldon Creed, Austin Hill, Johnny Sauter and Stewart Friesen. Kevin Lacroix won the NASCAR Pinty's Series race after contact with leader Alex Tagliani in the final turn. Tagliani finished fourth. Marc-Antoine Camirand finished 2nd, JF Dumoulin finished 3rd and Anthony Simone finished 5th. For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park , NASCAR and NASCAR Pinty's Series . I shot over 4000 Sunday photos (see also Saturday). They will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Flamboro Speedway, Saturday August 24, 2019





After shooting all day at CTMP, i travelled to Flamboro Speedway. JR Fitzpatrick won the Jukasa Pro Late Model qualifier after winning the first Pro Late Model feature and finishing 2nd in the second one. Shawn Chenoweth won the second feature (and finished 2nd in the first one). Jake Gilbert was 3rd in the first feature and Rick Burbridge was 3rd in the second feature. AJ Emms won the OSCAAR Modified feature, followed by Dale Reinhart and Brad Pearsall. Tyler Hawn won the first OSCAAR Hot Rod feature and Rodney Rutherford won the second feature. Daniel Hawn won the OSCAAR Pro Sprint feature, followed by James Stanley and Rob Summers. Mark Thorne won the first Pure Stock feature and Bobby Mercer won the second feature. For full official results and more info, please see Flamboro Speedway and OSCAAR .

Here are about 2800 PHOTOS .




Canadian Tire Mo'sport Park, Saturday August 24, 2019

Today i shot the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice, the NASCAR Pinty's Series practice, the Canadian Touring Car Championship, the Nissan Micra Cup and Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series . Kevin Lacroix won the Pinty's Series pole, with Alex Tagliani starting outside pole. For full official results and more info, please see Canadian Tire Motorsport Park , NASCAR and NASCAR Pinty's Series . I shot 3000 Saturday photos (see also Sunday). They will be online as soon as i can. Please check back.



Ohsweken Speedway, Friday August 23, 2019





Dylan Westbrook won the Sprint feature, followed by Mack DeMan and Cory Turner. Dave Bailey won the 50 lap Thunder Stock feature, with Logan Shwedyk in 2nd and Ryan Dinning in 3rd. Paul Longboat won the Mini Stock feature and DJ Christie won the Crate Sprint feature. For full official results and more info, please see Ohsweken Speedway .

Here are about 2900 PHOTOS .







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