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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: “TOP 10″…WITH DAVEY BOUGHTON

By Tommy Goudge (January 29, 2013) – Drivers and teams from Ohsweken Speedway are hard at work getting ready for the 2013 racing season, which is now less than 4 months away. Davey Boughton took a break from those preparations to look back at his 2012 championship, and ahead to 2013.

Boughton competed full time in both the Bomber division at Ohsweken Speedway, and the Pure Stock division at Flamboro Speedway in 2012. The 23 year old driver won championships at both tracks last season, and will be a strong contender for the Rookie of the Year award in the Mini Stock division at Ohsweken in 2013. Davey recently purchased the #10j Mini Stock from Jeremy Hughes, and is busy hunting for sponsors.

DAVEY BOUGHTON – FAST FACTS
Birthdate: March 26, 1989
Hometown: Carlisle, Ontario
Occupation: Heavy Equipment Operator
Twitter: @18xmotorsports

 

TG: “What brought you to a race track for the first time?”

DB: “Going to Flamboro Speedway when I was about 4 or 5 years old. My dad used to sponsor a Thunder Car.”

TG: “You’re taking the next step and moving to the Mini Stock division for the 2013 season. What led to your decision to move up?”

DB: “I have wanted to move up ever since Laura Hughes let me take her #10 Mini Stock out at one of the Test and Tunes last season. I was instantly hooked, and I’m looking forward to the competition, bigger car counts, speed, and the amount of space to make moves on the 3/8 mile oval.”

TG: “You’re a big fan of traditional (non-wing) Sprint Car racing, and say you’d like to do that one day. What is it about traditional Sprint Cars that appeals to you?”

DB: “I am definitely a big fan of the non-wing Sprints, and wish that there was a class to watch around here. It is in my opinion the most exciting form of racing, because of the constant slide jobs and lead changes that you see. Just from what I have seen on TV and on YouTube, it looks like an absolute rush, a challenge, and it can get you started into the winged Sprints, which is my ultimate goal.”

TG: “You quickly made friends in the pits, and Lee Hils even lent you his car one night last season when yours wouldn’t start. What does it mean to you to know that other racers are willing to help like that?”

DB: “Making as many good friends as I have honestly means more to me than winning, or anything else. That is what the racing community is all about. We have the odd night where tempers flare, but 99 percent of the time, we will help that same person the next week if need be. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lee Hils again for letting me borrow the HB Racing Integra that night, and everyone else who helped me last season.”

TG: “The Bomber division doesn’t always get a lot of attention, but quite a few drivers have moved to other divisions from the Bombers, and won races and even championships. What makes it a good place to start?”

DB: “You are right when you say that it doesn’t always get the most attention, but in my opinion it is a great place to start because you learn all about the basic procedures of the race track, such as how to line up for your heats, set the pace on pole, how to obey the flag man, respect your fellow drivers, and just so many more reasons. The list could go on and on, but if you’re looking to get started, the Ohsweken Bomber class is the place to do it, hands down. Proven champions and race winners have come from the class for a reason.”

TG: “Who is your favourite driver to watch at Ohsweken when you’re sitting in the stands?”

DB: “My favourite driver hands down to watch is Glenn Styres. The way the guy hangs it out on the high side is unreal to watch. I can’t count how many times I was standing between the bleachers on the backstretch, and watched him come within inches of the wall coming out of turn two. The guy is a class act, and a beast behind the wheel. Tony Stewart Night in 2012 was the best Sprint Car race I’ve ever seen.”

TG: “All of your racing so far at Ohsweken has been on the infield oval. What do you think it’s going to feel like when you take the green flag on the big track for the first time?”

DB: “I think about it all the time, and cannot wait to take the first green flag . I’m sure I will be really nervous and excited at the same time, but as soon as I hear Doug Leonard saying ‘green, green, green!’ it’s going to be go time – just me and the car trying to find my way to the front, while keeping my nose clean.”

TG: “You’re going to be driving a car that has a lot of feature wins. Does that add any pressure for you, or will you think about it?”

DB: “I guess you could say that I feel the pressure to make my good friend (Jeremy) proud who drove the car before me, and is giving me this opportunity to own the car. The fact that it has a lot of wins doesn’t really put any pressure on me. It only boosts my confidence, and makes me feel good that I have a strong ride under me, and a very good tool to use to try to win races.”

TG: “Which racer do you consider to be your role model?”

DB: “The racer I most consider to be my role model is Tony Stewart. The guy is just a beast behind the wheel of a Sprint Car or NASCAR. I like his blue collar ‘don’t take anything from anyone’ style of racing, and that if he has something to say, he says it. I have met him twice, and he is just a class act.”

TG: “You raced both on the pavement at Flamboro and dirt at Ohsweken last season. Is that something you would like to continue, or will you have to choose one at some point?”

DB: “I am most definitely focusing all of my time on dirt racing for right now, but I would still like to run the odd asphalt invitational this season at Sunset Speedway. As far as choosing, that would all depend on my future, and the choices I have for rides, but in saying that, I prefer racing on dirt and want to pursue a Sprint Car or Modified racing career.”

 

Got a question you’ve always wanted to ask your favourite Ohsweken Speedway personality? Got a suggestion for who you would like to see featured in a future edition of “Top 10”? Send it to media@ohswekenspeedway.com and make sure to include your name and hometown! Stay tuned for future editions of “Top 10” on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com

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 racing 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: 2013 SEASON PASS PRICING ANNOUNCED

Ohsweken, Ontario – January 24, 2013 – Pricing and other information regarding Ohsweken Speedway’s 2013 Pit Memberships, Season Pit Passes, and Season Grandstand Passes were announced this week.

New for 2013, fans have the option of paying an extra $25 to reserve a seat anywhere in the grandstands for all 16 regular Friday night racing events.

Racers can take advantage of additional savings by purchasing their Pit Membership or Season Pit Pass on or before May 10, 2013.

Methods of payment for all passes and memberships include cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. For more information, or to purchase Memberships and Season Passes, please contact Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Nathan Christensen by e-mail at nathan@ohswekenspeedway.com

JANUARY 27 – RULES & REGISTRATION MEETING
Racers are reminded that the 2013 Ohsweken Speedway Rules & Registration Meeting is coming up this Sunday, January 27. Memberships and passes will be available for purchase at the meeting. Downloadable membership forms and other information available at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com

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 racing 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

2013 OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SEASON PASS AND MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

RESERVED GRANDSTAND PASS
Adult – $175
Senior/Student – $150
*A seat of your choosing will be marked with a name tag, so you can arrive whenever is convenient for you.*
**Valid from May 17 through September 6. Not valid for July 29 and July 30, or September 13 and September 14.**

GENERAL ADMISSION GRANDSTAND PASS
Adult – $150
Senior/Student – $125
**Valid from May 17 through September 6. Not valid for July 29 and July 30, or September 13 and September 14.**

PIT MEMBERSHIP
Until May 10, 2013 – $50
After May 10, 2013 – $75
*Entitles pass holder to enter pits at the 2013 Ohsweken Member Rate*
**Valid from May 17 through September 6. Not valid for practice nights.**

SEASON PIT PASS
Until May 10, 2013 – $300
After May 10, 2013 – $325
*Includes 2013 Pit Membership. Valid from May 17 through September 6. Not valid for practice nights.*
**$90 in total savings in 2013**

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

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: 2013 SCHEDULE RELEASED

Ohsweken, Ontario – January 7, 2013 – The 2013 racing schedule for Ohsweken Speedway was officially released on Monday. The schedule features 20 events, beginning with the 18th annual Opening Night on Friday, May 17.

In an effort to finish earlier each night, all weekly racing events at the speedway will begin at 7:30p.m. in 2013. Regular weekly racing events will include a 20 lap features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars and Thunder Stocks, a 15 lap feature for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and a 12 lap feature for the Bombers.

Racers will hit the track for the first time in 2013 with a Test & Tune Night scheduled for May 10, while the season concludes with the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14.

Two divisions will return to Ohsweken for the first time since 2008. The Sportsman Shootout will be held on May 24, while 358 Modifieds join the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Bombers for the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 29.

The “Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 30 when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will contest the 7th Annual Six Nations Showdown, with the Thunder Stocks also on the card. The track will be closed on Friday, August 2, following these special weeknight events.

Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car competitors will take on some of the best teams in the northeast in 3 challenge events this season, with the Patriot Sprint Tour visiting on June 21, the Empire Super Sprints on July 12, and the Southern Ontario Sprints on August 16.

The TUSA Canada West Mod Lites will join the program on June 28, while Vintage Cars will be part of the action on July 12.

The track will celebrate Kick Off Summer Night on June 7, Autograph Night on July 29, Christmas In July on July 26, and the Labour Day Special on August 30. Kids Box Car Races will also be a part of the program on July 26.

Two special memorial events will take place in August, with the running of the Art Hill Memorial 42 for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks on August 9, and the Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for Thunder Stocks on August 23.

The 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will include the Sprint Cars and their Ohsweken Shootout, plus the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks during the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 will feature the $12,000-to-win Sprint Car event, plus Thunder Stocks.

Opening Night on May 17, and the Season Championship on September 6 will both include extra-distance feature events for all 4 of Ohsweken’s regular weekly racing divisions.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for announcements regarding advance ticket ordering information for the Northern Summer Nationals, Six Nations Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

Racers are reminded that the 2013 Ohsweken Speedway Rules & Registration Meeting is quickly approaching on Sunday, January 27. More information is available at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com

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 racing 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

2013 Ohsweken Speedway Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Friday, May 10 – Ohsweken Speedway Test & Tune Night

Friday, May 17 – Weekly Racing – “2013 OPENING NIGHT”
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 25
– Thunder Stocks 25
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– Bombers 15

Friday, May 24 – Weekly Racing – “SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT”
– Sportsman 30
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, May 31 – Weekly Racing
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, June 7 – Weekly Racing – “KICK OFF SUMMER” NIGHT!
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, June 14 – Weekly Racing
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, June 21 – Weekly Racing – “CORR/PAK VS. PST”
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Patriot Sprint Tour 25
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, June 28 – Weekly Racing
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12
– TUSA Canada West Mod Lites 15

Friday, July 5 – Weekly Racing
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, July 12 – Weekly Racing – “CORR/PAK VS. ESS”
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12
– Vintage Cars 12

Friday, July 19 – Weekly Racing – AUTOGRAPH NIGHT!
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, July 26 – Weekly Racing – “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” & KIDS BOX CAR RACES!
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Monday, July 29 – “NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS”
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 25
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12
– 358 Modifieds 35

Tuesday, July 30 – 6TH ANNUAL “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN”
– World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
– Thunder Stocks 25

Friday, August 2 – NO RACING

Friday, August 9 – Weekly Racing – ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 42
– Bombers 12

Friday, August 16 – Weekly Racing – “CORR/PAK VS. SOS”
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Southern Ontario Sprints 25
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, August 23 – Weekly Racing – BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 50
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, August 30 – Weekly Racing – “LABOUR DAY SPECIAL”
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Bombers 12

Friday, September 6 – Weekly Racing – “SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT”
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 25
– Thunder Stocks 25
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– Bombers 15

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

Thursday, September 12 – NATIONALS TEST & TUNE NIGHT

Friday, September 13 – “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS”
– Sprint Cars
– Ohsweken Shootout
– Mini Stocks 20

Saturday, September 14 – 9TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
– $12,000-to-win Sprint Cars
– Thunder Stocks 25

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

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