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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: RULES MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 27

Ohsweken, Ontario – December 20, 2012 – Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules and registration meetings for all four of the track’s weekly Friday Night Thunder divisions on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located in Brantford, Ontario.

Memberships and season passes will be available for purchase at the meetings. The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

12:00pm to 1:00pm – Mini Stocks and Bombers
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Thunder Stocks
2:00pm to 3:00pm – Sprint Cars

Schedules and other plans for the 2013 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series already confirmed to return to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The entire 2013 Ohsweken Speedway schedule will be officially released early in the new year.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Thunder program runs from May to September, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway has also been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Contact:
Tommy Goudge
Ohsweken Speedway Media Relations
media@ohswekenspeedway.com

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM

Ohsweken, Ontario – December 19, 2012 – Ohsweken Speedway today announced a new management team for the Styres family-owned facility located in Ohsweken, Ontario. The team will consist of Nathan Christensen as General Manager, Greg Calnan as Media, Marketing, and Promotions Director, and Doug Leonard and Clinton Geoffrey as Directors of Race Night Operations.

The new management team is looking to build on the already steadily increasing car counts and fan attendance at the speedway, and focus on local areas for marketing and promotion. Robin Cook will also be involved in Marketing and Promotions, Donny Hill will be in charge of Community Involvement, and on the racing side, Glen Hils is returning to the role of Head Technical Inspector after a season off.

“I’m extremely excited for the 2013 season to start,” said Glenn Styres in making the announcement. “The concept of the ‘dream team’ comes to mind! I figured it was going to take 10 people to replace Ken and Cheryl Pelkie – We are going try 6 and see how it goes.”

Schedules and other plans for the 2013 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series already confirmed to return to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Three time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has claimed the feature win in each of the last two World of Outlaws Sprint Car series events at Ohsweken, including his first career win with the series in 2011. The 2013 Ohsweken Speedway schedule will be officially released early in the new year.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Thunder program runs from May to September, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway has also been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Contact:
Tommy Goudge
Ohsweken Speedway Media Relations
media@ohswekenspeedway.com

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: BEST WISHES TO KEN AND CHERYL

Ohsweken, Ontario – December 17, 2012 – Glenn Styres and the staff at Ohsweken Speedway would like to express their gratitude and well wishes to Ken and Cheryl Pelkie, who recently retired from their positions at the track.

The Pelkies played integral roles in the growth and prosperity of the speedway, especially its signature event, the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. From advance ticket sales to on-track procedures – and everything in between – Ken, Cheryl, and many of their family members had a hand in many different aspects of business at the speedway.

The dream of weekly Sprint Car racing in Southern Ontario become a reality under the guidance of the Pelkies. Car counts in all four of Ohsweken’s Friday Night Thunder divisions grew steadily with the help of Ken and Cheryl during their time at the track, including a banner year in 2012 when over 100 entries were common each week.

“It’s going to take ten of us to replace them,” stated speedway co-owner Glenn Styres.

Schedules and other plans for the 2013 season are well underway, and an announcement regarding a new Ohsweken Speedway management team will be made in the coming days. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will return to Ohsweken in 2013, with the date of Tuesday, July 30 already confirmed. Tony Stewart has claimed the feature win in each of the last two World of Outlaws Sprint Car series events at Ohsweken, including his first career win with the series in 2011.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Ohsweken Speedway is a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Thunder program runs from May to September, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway has also been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Contact:
Tommy Goudge
Ohsweken Speedway Media Relations
media@ohswekenspeedway.com

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS STP SPRINT CAR SERIES UNVEILS HUGE 2013 SCHEDULE

INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 6, 2012 – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series released its ambitious schedule for 2013 on Thursday at the International Motorsports Industry Show, with the premier sprint car series competing in more than 90 races at more than 50 tracks across 23 states.

The schedule, which will continue to grow in the coming weeks as several additional dates are finalized, kicks off with the 42nd annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment Feb. 15-17 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., near Daytona Beach.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars then head west for March and the first two weeks of April with events at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (March 6-7) and at Tucson (Ariz.) International Raceway (March 9) before California races at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare (March 15-16), Stockton 99 Dirt Track at San Joaquin Fairgrounds in Stockton (March 22), Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (March 23), Antioch Speedway in Antioch (April 5), Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga (April 6), Kings Speedway in Hanford (April 12) and Perris Auto Speedway in Perris (April 13).

Texas, Kentucky and Oklahoma host their lone events with a race at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso (April 16), at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah (April 19) and at Salina Highbanks in Salina (April 26) as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series makes its season debut in the Midwest.

The schedule heats up throughout the spring and summer with at least 10 races per month from May through August, including a variety of big-paying events and two unique races.

The ‘Month of Money’ returns in July and August, highlighted by the $50,000-to-win, 30th annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway (July 13), the 22 nd annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway (July 16), the $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway (July 19-20), the $20,000-to-win Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Aug. 3) and the $150,000-to-win, 53rd annual Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway (Aug. 7-10).

Additionally, for the first time since 2001 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will race on a pavement track covered in dirt. Elko Speedway in Elko, Minn., will cover its 3/8-mile oval for a race on May 10.

The Outlaws venture to Canada for five races as well, beginning July 27 at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec. Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario, hosts a race for the second straight year (July 28) and Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario – where NASCAR star Tony Stewart has claimed victory the past two years – will race on July 30.

The seventh consecutive Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, on Aug. 23-24 concludes the races in Canada to start the final West Coast swing of the season. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will compete in eight races at seven tracks between Aug. 30 and Sept. 8 throughout Washington, Oregon and California.

The 51st annual, $50,000-to-win National Open at Williams Grove Speedway (Oct. 4-5) highlights a handful of races in October before the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars wrap up the season at the seventh annual PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by NAPA Auto Parts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 7-9.

For up-to-date changes throughout the offseason, visit WoOsprint.com. Tickets for select events can be ordered online by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

Date Day Track Location
Feb. 15 Friday Volusia Speedway Park (UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Pres. by Summit) Barberville, FL (Daytona Beach)
Feb. 16 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park (UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Pres. by Summit) Barberville, FL (Daytona Beach)
Feb. 17 Sunday Volusia Speedway Park (UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Pres. by Summit) Barberville, FL (Daytona Beach)
March 6 Wednesday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas
March 7 Thursday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas
March 9 Saturday Tucson International Raceway (Wildcat Shootout) Tucson, AZ (Tucson/Phoenix)
March 15 Friday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA (Fresno)
March 16 Saturday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA (Fresno)
March 22 Friday Stockton 99 Dirt Track Stockton, CA (Sacramento/Oakland)
March 23 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway (Mini Gold Cup) Chico, CA (Sacramento)
April 5 Friday Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA (Oakland/San Francisco)
April 6 Saturday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA (San Francisco/Santa Rosa)
April 12 Friday Kings Speedway Hanford, CA (Fresno)
April 13 Saturday Perris Auto Speedway (SoCal Showdown) Perris, CA (Los Angeles/San Diego)
April 16 Tuesday El Paso Speedway Park El Paso, TX
April 19 Friday Paducah International Raceway Paducah, KY
April 20 Saturday Tri-State Speedway Evansville, IN
April 26 Friday Salina Highbanks Salina, OK (Tulsa)
April 27 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Spring Classic) Pevely, MO (St. Louis)
May 3 Friday Eldora Speedway (Outlaw Thunder) Rossburg, OH (Dayton/Fort Wayne)
May 4 Saturday Eldora Speedway (Outlaw Thunder) Rossburg, OH (Dayton/Fort Wayne)
May 10 Friday Elko Speedway Elko, MN (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
May 11 Saturday Knoxville Raceway (Mediacom Shootout) Knoxville, IA (Des Moines)
May 15 Wednesday Lincoln Speedway (Gettysburg Clash) Abbottstown, PA (Harrisburg)
May 17 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA (Harrisburg)
May 18 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway (Morgan Cup) Mechanicsburg, PA (Harrisburg)
May 19 Sunday Orange County Fair Speedway Middletown, NY (New York City)
May 21 Tuesday New Egypt Speedway New Egypt, NJ (Atlantic City)
May 24 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Outlaw Showdown) Concord, NC (Charlotte)
May 27 Monday Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN (Cincinnati)
May 31 Friday Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH (Toledo/Mansfield)
June 1 Saturday I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, MI (Grand Rapids/Lansing)
June 5 Wednesday Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN (Indianapolis)
June 7 Friday 34 Raceway Burlington, IA (Quad Cities)
June 8 Saturday Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, KS (Kansas City)
June 9 Sunday I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE (Lincoln/Omaha)
June 14 Friday Jackson Speedway Jackson, MN (Sioux Falls)
June 15 Saturday Knoxville Raceway (Mediacom Shootout) Knoxville, IA (Des Moines)
June 21 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND (Fargo/Winnipeg)
June 22 Saturday I-94 Speedway Fergus Falls, MN (Fargo/St. Cloud)
June 28 Friday LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, IL (Chicago)
June 29 Saturday Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, WI (Madison/Milwaukee)
June 30 Sunday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
July 3 Wednesday Huset’s Speedway Brandon, SD (Sioux Falls)
July 5 Friday Dodge City Raceway Park (Boot Hill Showdown) Dodge City, KS
July 6 Saturday Dodge City Raceway Park (Boot Hill Showdown) Dodge City, KS
July 10 Wednesday Limaland Motorsports Park (Brad Doty Classic) Lima, OH (Fort Wayne/Toledo)
July 12 Friday Eldora Speedway (Knight Before the Kings Royal) Rossburg, OH (Dayton/Fort Wayne)
July 13 Saturday Eldora Speedway (Kings Royal) Rossburg, OH (Dayton/Fort Wayne)
July 16 Tuesday Lernerville Speedway (Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twins) Sarver, PA (Pittsburgh)
July 19 Friday Williams Grove Speedway (Summer Nationals) Mechanicsburg, PA (Harrisburg)
July 20 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway (Summer Nationals) Mechanicsburg, PA (Harrisburg)
July 21 Sunday Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY (Albany)
July 23 Tuesday Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge, NY (Syracuse)
July 27 Saturday Autodrome Drummond Drummondville, QUE (Montreal)
July 28 Sunday Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall, ONT (Ottawa)
July 30 Tuesday Ohsweken Speedway (Arrow Express Cup) Ohsweken, ONT (Toronto/Hamilton)
Aug. 2 Friday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO (St. Louis)
Aug. 3 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Ironman 55) Pevely, MO (St. Louis)
Aug. 7 Wednesday Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville Nationals) Knoxville, IA (Des Moines)
Aug. 8 Thursday Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville Nationals) Knoxville, IA (Des Moines)
Aug. 9 Friday Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville Nationals) Knoxville, IA (Des Moines)
Aug. 10 Saturday Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville Nationals) Knoxville, IA (Des Moines)
Aug. 13 Tuesday Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, NE (Lincoln)
Aug. 16 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND (Fargo/Winnipeg)
Aug. 18 Sunday Nodak Speedway Minot, ND
Aug. 23 Friday Castrol Raceway (Oil City Cup) Edmonton, ALB
Aug. 24 Saturday Castrol Raceway (Oil City Cup) Edmonton, ALB
Aug. 30 Friday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA (Seattle)
Aug. 31 Saturday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA (Seattle)
Sept. 2 Monday Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA (Olympia/Seattle)
Sept. 3 Tuesday Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Corvallis/Eugene)
Sept. 4 Wednesday Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Eugene)
Sept. 5 Thursday Southern Oregon Speedway Medford, OR (Eugene)
Sept. 6 Friday Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup Race of Champions) Chico, CA (Sacramento)
Sept. 7 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup Race of Champions) Chico, CA (Sacramento)
Sept. 8 Sunday Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA (Oakland/San Francisco)
Sept. 13 Friday Clay County Fair Speedway Spencer, IA (Sioux Falls)
Sept. 14 Saturday Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN (Rochester)
Sept. 20 Friday Eldora Speedway (4 Crown Nationals) Rossburg, OH (Dayton/Fort Wayne)
Sept. 21 Saturday Lernerville Speedway (Commonwealth Clash) Sarver, PA (Pittsburgh)
Sept. 27 Friday TBA
Sept. 28 Saturday TBA
Oct. 4 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA (Harrisburg)
Oct. 5 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway (National Open) Mechanicsburg, PA (Harrisburg)
Oct. 12 Saturday Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (NAPA Super DIRT Week) Elbridge, NY (Syracuse)
Oct. 19 Saturday TBA
Nov. 7 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte (PEAK Motor Oil World Finals) Concord, NC (Charlotte)
Nov. 8 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte (PEAK Motor Oil World Finals) Concord, NC (Charlotte)
Nov. 9 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte (PEAK Motor Oil World Finals) Concord, NC (Charlotte)

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Superflow Dynos and Wix Filters; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Astro Titanium, ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

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