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OFFICIAL RULEBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

by Tommy Goudge (January 31, 2015) – Official 2015 rulebooks for all 5 of Ohsweken Speedway’s weekly racing divisions are now available on the track’s website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com

Some changes have been made in all of the rulebooks, including (but not limited to) the following:

– New rules regarding ASCS cylinder heads for the 360 Sprint Car division.
– New rules regarding tires in both the 360 Sprint Car and Crate Sprint Car divisions.
– The same rulebook will be used for Thunder Stocks at Ohsweken, Hoosier Stocks at Merrittville, and Street Stocks at Humberstone.
– Transponders will be utilized in the Mini Stock division.
– Drivers will now be allowed to compete in multiple divisions on the same night, but only one of those can be a Sprint Car division.
– New rules regarding helmets – A Snell SA2010 or newer certified helmet will be mandated in 2016.
– Procedural changes for heat races in the Crate Sprint Car, Thunder Stock, Mini Stock, and Bomber divisions.

Complete rulebooks can be found on the Ohsweken Speedway website at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=325

Spring registration meetings for all 5 divisions will be held, with dates to be announced shortly. All questions regarding rulebooks should be directed to Directors of Race Night Operations Doug Leonard and Clinton Geoffrey at doug@ohswekenspeedway.com and clinton@ohswekenspeedway.com

Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Tickets are already on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown, along with season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for announcements regarding advance ticket ordering information for the Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and more news about Ohsweken’s 20th anniversary season.

2015 ROSTERS
Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver’s plans for the 2015 season.

WALL OF FAME
The inaugural Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame class will be inducted on Friday, June 12. Nominations are being accepted until February 28. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway:
Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has 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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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FAREWELL TO OUR FRIEND AND FAMILY MEMBER, NOAH THOMAS

The Ohsweken Speedway family is saddened to learn of the passing of one of our own, Noah Thomas. His uplifting spirit, dedication and contagious smile will never be replaced, but will also never be forgotten.

Over the past number of years Noah has been an irreplaceable member of Ohsweken Speedway, the Caledonia Corvairs Jr. B Hockey Team and Mitch Brown Racing (formerly HB Motorsports). His unwavering support of everything he was involved in will leave a void that will never be filled.

Thank you Noah for your time, your dedication and most of all… your friendship!

The Obituary and Service announcement can be viewed here: http://www.rhbandersonfuneralhomes.com/cms/obituaries/noah-thomas/

A special thank you to all those who contributed to our fundraiser for Noah’s family. We were able to raise $1,025.

Charles Priestley
Sean Robertson
Frank and Lorraine Pedersen
Doug Leonard and family
Nathan Ackland
Jim Lampman
Kevin Beagle
Krista Stadnyk
Bob Masters
James Anderson
The Calnan Family
Mike Taylor
Dave Hunsinger
Rick and Sue Bell and family
Glenn Styres

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2015 RACING SCHEDULE RELEASED

by Tommy Goudge (January 13, 2015) – The 2015 racing schedule for Ohsweken Speedway was officially released on Tuesday. Racers will hit the track for the first time in 2015 with a Test & Tune Night scheduled for Friday, May 8, while the season concludes with the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19.

The schedule features 22 events, beginning with the 20th annual Opening Night on Friday, May 15. All weekly racing events at the speedway will begin at 7:30p.m. again in 2015. Regular weekly racing events will include 20 lap features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 15 lap features for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and a 12 lap feature for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

[VIEW FULL SCHEDULE]

Four marquee events highlight the schedule, including the inaugural running of the Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30. The new event will include the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series and Go Nuclear! Late Model Series competing at Ohsweken for the first time, with the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars joining the show, along with Twin 15 lap features for the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks.

Northern Summer Nationals night is scheduled for a Monday again this year, with DIRTcar 358 Modifieds joining the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks on July 27.

The “Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 28 when the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car series will contest the 9th Annual Six Nations Showdown, joined by the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. The track will be closed on Friday, July 31, following the Northern Summer Nationals and Six Nations Showdown events.

The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin
15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars during the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 18, plus the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, while Saturday, September 19 will feature the $12,000-to-win CSCN 360 Sprint Car event, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks.

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 19, the Southern Ontario Sprints on July 3, and the Empire Super Sprints on August 7.

Three special memorial events also highlight the schedule, including the inaugural Frankie Turkey Memorial Night on July 10. Turkey brought a young Glenn Styres to the races each summer, making an impression which started his nephew down the path which eventually led to the creation of Ohsweken Speedway. The 4th annual Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks is set for July 17, and the 16th annual Art Hill Memorial 42 for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will be run August 14. The TUSA Canada Mod Lite series will also be on the schedule on Art Hill Memorial night, while the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers have that night off.

The Sportsman Shootout returns for a third consecutive season, with the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds headlining the show on Friday, June 26, while the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars have the night off in preparation for the Triple Crown Showdown.

The Duel on the Dirt series being run in conjunction with Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, and Humberstone Speedway includes three Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock events at Ohsweken, with 20 lap Home Track events on July 10 and August 28, and a $1,000-to-win 50 lap event on September 11.

UMP Modifieds will return to Ohsweken for the first time since 2009 and headline the show on September 11 along with the Duel on the Dirt series event, with Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Vintage Modifieds also on the card. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars have that night off to get ready for Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

“Christmas in July” on July 24, and Canadian National Autism Foundation “KidsRace” Night on August 21 will both include Autograph Nights.

Tickets are already on sale for the Triple Crown Showdown, along with season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for announcements regarding advance ticket ordering information for the Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

2015 ROSTERS
Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver’s plans for the 2015 season.

WALL OF FAME
The inaugural Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame class will be inducted on Friday, June 12. Nominations are being accepted until February 28. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway:
Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has 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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

2015 Ohsweken Speedway Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Friday, May 8 – TEST & TUNE NIGHT
– All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2015

Friday, May 15 – Weekly Racing – 20TH ANNUAL OPENING NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, May 22 – Weekly Racing
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, May 29 – Weekly Racing
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 5 – Weekly Racing
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 12 – Weekly Racing – WALL OF FAME NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 19 – Weekly Racing – CORR/PAK VS. PST
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars vs. Patriot Sprint Tour 25
– Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 26 – Weekly Racing – SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT
– DIRTcar Sportsman 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Tuesday, June 30 – TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN
– Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series 75
– Go Nuclear! Late Model Series 25
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks Twin 15’s

Friday, July 3 – Weekly Racing – CORR/PAK VS. SOS
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Southern Ontario Sprints 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 10 – Weekly Racing – FRANKIE TURKEY MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 (Duel On The Dirt Series Home Track event)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 17 – Weekly Racing – BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 50
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 24 – Weekly Racing – “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Monday, July 27 – NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– DIRTcar 358 Modifieds 30

Tuesday, July 28 – 9TH ANNUAL “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN”
– World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 30
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 15

Friday, July 31 – NO RACING

Friday, August 7 – Weekly Racing – “CORR/PAK VS. ESS”
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 14 – Weekly Racing – ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 42
– TUSA Canada Mod Lites 20

Friday, August 21 – Weekly Racing – CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION “KIDSRACE” NIGHT & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 28 – Weekly Racing
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 (Duel On The Dirt Series Home Track event)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, September 4 – Weekly Racing – SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 15

Friday, September 11
– UMP Modifieds 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks Duel On The Dirt Series 50
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– Vintage Modifieds 12

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

Thursday, September 17 – NATIONALS TEST & TUNE NIGHT

Friday, September 18 – “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS”
– 360 Sprint Cars Twin 15′s
– 360 Sprint Cars Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge 13
– 360 Sprint Cars Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout 12
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20

Saturday, September 19 – 11TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
– $12,000-to-win 360 Sprint Cars 35
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25

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EPIC RACEWEAR SIGNS ON AS OFFICIAL RACEWEAR OF OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

by Tommy Goudge (January 8th, 2015) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce their partnership with EPIC Racewear of Hanover, Ontario, which will see the company become the official race wear of Ohsweken Speedway, and award a brand new fire suit to each track champion.

EPIC Racewear is a company fueled by the passion of racing, with operating standards where the customer is treated as everyone would like to be treated – fairly and honestly. Brothers Dan and Bob Bailey founded EPIC just one year ago, and have exploded into the racing community.  Family ties, friendships, and a 40 year old family business have paved the way for instant trust. Quality customer service throughout the ordering process and post-sale follow up to ensure client satisfaction create word-of-mouth advertising, and ensures repeat customers. EPIC is proud to offer individual custom designs, most of which are included with a racewear purchase. EPIC strives to avoid minimums, setup fees, and other supplemental charges whenever possible. Looking for swag, t-shirts, hats, or flags?  No problem. Drop EPIC a line for a straight talk, straight answer quote today! Visit them at www.epicracewear.ca, e-mail them at info@epicracewear.ca or call them at 519 374-9900. Look – Feel – Be – EPIC.

Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken in 2015, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. One special event has already been announced, as the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and Go Nuclear! Late Models will make their first visits to Ohsweken on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken’s 20th anniversary season.

About Ohsweken Speedway:
Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has 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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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