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ANNUAL “SPONSOR NIGHT” SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 5

by Tommy Goudge (January 29, 2015) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce the date of the track’s annual “Sponsor Night” as Friday, June 5. Each registered 2015 race team will have the opportunity to provide free passes to their sponsors to attend the races that night.

Sponsor Night on Friday, June 5 at Ohsweken Speedway will include a full program of qualifying races and feature races for all weekly racing divisions, including the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Spring Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Teams interested in this event must register and get tickets by Friday, May 15. Each registered 2015 race team can receive up to 10 passes. Additional passes may be available upon review of a team’s sponsor situation. Contact Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

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.

2015 Results

HODDICK, WESTBROOK, HESS, ELLIOTT, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (May 29, 2015) – 128 drivers signed in to race on Corr/Pak Merchandising Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Todd Hoddick, Dylan Westbrook, Chase Hess, Robin Elliott, and Dusty DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 128

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)

Keith Dempster and Todd Hoddick started from the front row in the 20 lap 360 Sprint Car feature, but the first lap wasn’t complete before Glenn Styres spun in turn 3, and collected Lee Winger. Both drivers restarted at the tail of the field, while Dempster took the early lead, and Hoddick saw Mitch Brown take the second spot. Hoddick and Brown diced for the second spot, and also caught back up to Dempster, as Hoddick briefly led at the start/finish line on lap 5. Dempster’s chance at a feature win went away with mechanical issues on lap 8, leaving Brown in the lead and Hoddick close behind, while Dane Lorenc began to close in.

Another yellow flag came out at the halfway mark, as Shawn Sliter and Tyler Hendricks crashed in turn 2. Sliter was unable to restart, but Hendricks’ crew made repairs and later salvaged an 11th place finish. Brown continued to run mainly in the bottom groove against the inside wall in the corners, while Hoddick rode the outside groove. Following several attempts, Hoddick finally threaded the needle through traffic and took the lead on lap 15.

Brown got a chance to retake the lead when Jim Huppunen got off track on lap 17. Huppunen had been as high as 5th, but ended up finishing 10th. Brown was close behind Hoddick on the restart, but couldn’t make a move, as Hoddick went on to the first Sprint Car feature win of his career, followed by Brown, Lorenc, 14th starter Dain Naida, and Styres.

Heat races for the 21 car field were claimed by Brown, Chris Steele, and Styres, while Brown also won the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award for amassing the most passing points during heat race action. Hoddick now leads the championship standings over Lorenc by 13 points.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Todd Hoddick (2)
2. 10 Mitch Brown (3)
3. 00 Dane Lorenc (5)
4. 77 Dain Naida (14)
5. 0 Glenn Styres (8)
6. 80 Chris Steele (4)
7. 19 Cory Turner (7)
8. 11 Jamie Turner (15)
9. 91 Ryan Turner (13)
10. 14h Jim Huppunen (6)
11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (11)
12. 5c Conor Mahoney (9)
13. 11j Chris Jones (10)
14. 2 Lee Winger (12)
15. 15 Mike Ferrell (19)
DNF. 6 Curtis Gartly (16)
DNF. 71s Shawn Sliter (20)
DNF. 5 Keith Dempster (1)
DNF. 81 Derek Jonathan (17)
DNS. 67 Chris Durand (18)
DNS. 11z Zach Zumpe
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dempster (1-4, 6-7), Hoddick (5, 15-20), Brown (8-14)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 3. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Chatham), 5. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (London). Time – 1:56.820

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 4. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 5. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), DNF. 11z Zach Zumpe (St. Catharines). Time – 1:59.221

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 3. 11j Chris Jones (Carrying Place), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 5. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 6. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 7. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time – 1:55.590

(Top 8 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): Mitch Brown

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Ed Green and Brad Herron led the Crate Sprint Car field to the green flag for their 15 lap feature, and Green led the first lap before third row starter Ryan Hunsinger took over. Mark Czuba spun on lap 4, and opening night feature winner Alex Hill went to the pit area during the ensuing caution period, and didn’t return. Green held the second spot until just before the halfway mark, when 11th starter Dylan Westbrook got around Green and set off in pursuit of Hunsinger.

Hunsinger was working on putting a lap on Mack DeMan when Westbrook blitzed both of them in turn three and led the 3 remaining circuits to claim his first win of the season. Hunsinger settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Green, 12th starter Aaron Turkey, and rookie of the year candidate Steve Lyons.

Heat races for the 12 car field were claimed by Hunsinger and Westbrook, while Westbrook also claimed the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award for running the fastest single lap during heat race action. Westbrook now holds a slim one point advantage over Turkey in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (11)
2. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (5)
3. 54 Ed Green (1)
4. 68 Aaron Turkey (12)
5. 9 Steve Lyons (4)
6. 55 Mike Thorne (6)
7. 00 Mark Czuba (9)
8. 1-10 Jake Brown (8)
9. 18 Josh Shantz (7)
10. 12 Brad Herron (2)
11. 4 Mack DeMan (3)
DNF. 77x Alex Hill (10)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Green (1), Hunsinger (2-12), Westbrook (13-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 2. 54 Ed Green (Ohsweken), 3. 4 Mack DeMan (Mississauga), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (Carlisle), 6. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia). Time – 1:34.901

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Scotland), 2. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 3. 77x Alex Hill (Ohsweken), 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 5. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 6. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken). Time – 1:31.244

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): Dylan Westbrook

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (39 entries)

Kacey Huffman and Jerry Hill started on the front row for the 20 lap Thunder Stock feature, but 10th starter Chase Hess quickly made his way to the front, and took over the lead before the second circuit was complete. 15th starter Mikey Kruchka was also on the move early in the race, and briefly held the second spot behind Hess until 19th starter Bill Bleich, Jr. and 21st starter Chris Dickie moved around him on lap 5.

Dickie’s chance at winning went away with a flat tire and spin which brought out a yellow flag on lap 16. Bleich and 20th starter Dave Bailey couldn’t catch Hess after the restart, as Hess collected his first Thunder Stock feature win, while Bleich settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Bailey, Jeremy May, and Bryce Richardson.

Heat races for the 39 car field were claimed by Brett Rodwell, Chase Hess, and Ryan Dinning, while Wyatt Van Wart won the B-Main. Bailey now enjoys a 27 point advantage over Dereck Lemyre in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 7x Chase Hess (10)
2. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (19)
3. 49 Dave Bailey (20)
4. 16 Jeremy May (8)
5. 11r Bryce Richardson (14)
6. 5 Alex Schuts (24)
7. 2 Mikey Kruchka (15)
8. 56 Dereck Lemyre (18)
9. 28 Jim Lampman (13)
10. 23 Trevor DeBoer (26)
11. 88 Jesse McDonald (11)
12. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (22)
13. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (16)
14. 119 Shaun Quinn (9)
15. 77 Brett Rodwell (3)
16. 911 Nick Liverance (28)
17. 84rk Ryan Beagle (7)
18. 1 Chris Dickie (21)
19. 53 Logan Shwedyk (27)
20. 777x Steve Hess (12)
21. 38 Terry Martin (6)
DNF. 17 Rob Disher, Sr. (23)
DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (2)
DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman (1)
DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (4)
26. 8 Dale Gyokery (25)
DNF. 93 Melissa Miller (5)
DNF. 85b Ryan Dinning (17)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Huffman (1), C. Hess (2-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 77 Brett Rodwell (Mount Hope), 2. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford), 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 4. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 5. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 6. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken), 7. 49h Jerry Hill (Hagersville), 8. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 9. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford), 10. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville), 11. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 12. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken), DQ. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon). Time – 2:53.187

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 4. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 5. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 6. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 7. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 8. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 9. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (Ohsweken), 10. 64 Brandon McFerran (Acton), 11. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 12. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph), 13. 93k Mike Klazinga (Caledonia). Time – 2:47.099

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 3. 2 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 4. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 5. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 6. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 7. 56 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton), 8. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 9. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 10. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 11. 17 Rob Disher, Sr. (Grimsby), 12. 00 Robbie General (Hagersville), 13. 5 Alex Schuts (Oakland). Time – 2:43.358

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, 2. 17 Rob Disher, Sr., 3. 5 Alex Schuts, 4. 8 Dale Gyokery, 5. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 6. 53 Logan Shwedyk, 7. 911 Nick Liverance, 8. 13x Craig White, 9. 81 Karl Sault, 10. 52 Tony Fraser, DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., DNF. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr., DNF. 48 Mike Graham, DNF. 93k Mike Klazinga, DNF. 00 Robbie General, DNF. 64 Brandon McFerran, DNF. 97 Max Chechalk, DNS. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. No Time

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (41 entries)

Brian Crosgrove and 2014 Rookie of the Year award winner Mark Bazuin had front row starting positions for the 15 lap Mini Stock feature, and Bazuin quickly took the lead and took off in search of his first win of the season. Shone Evans and Chris Ryckman raced for the second spot, while 11th starter Robin Elliott was up to 4th by lap four. Elliott methodically moved past both Evans and Ryckman to take the second position behind Bazuin by lap 9, and went to work in search of his first career feature win.

Following several attempts to overtake Bazuin in the outside groove, Elliott switched lanes on lap 12 and dove to the inside exiting turn two, only to see a yellow flag for a Gary Hodgson spin negate his pass. Elliott was not going to be denied the win this time though, as he drove to the inside of Bazuin again on lap 14 and claimed a popular victory. Elliott, who uses hand controls to operate the accelerator and brakes in his car, also set a new single lap track record for the Mini Stock division during his heat race.

Jason Lungaro was 6th when the white flag came out, and nosed ahead of Bazuin for the runner-up spot by .054 seconds. Bazuin settled for 3rd, followed by Evans and Ryckman. Jon Janssens was third heading into the last lap, but ended up 23rd.

Heat races for the 41 car field were claimed by Brian Crosgrove, Mark Bazuin, Chris Ryckman, and Brandon Janssens, while Kathi Dickie and Rob Hoskins won the B-Mains. Jason Lungaro now holds a 7 point lead over Rookie of the Year candidate Gillian Hils in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 99 Robin Elliott (11)
2. 7 Jason Lungaro (8)
3. 21x Mark Bazuin (2)
4. 95 Shone Evans (7)
5. 93 Chris Ryckman (3)
6. 1 Kathi Dickie (22)
7. 66x Brandon Janssens (4)
8. 37 Rob Hoskins (21)
9. 29 Lucas Lubin (12)
10. 4x Jason Coutu (23)
11. 32 Gillian Hils (24)
12. 9 Tim DeBoer (19)
13. 12x Jake Bazuin (16)
14. 51 Trevor Young (10)
15. 6 Jason Dixon (20)
16. 64 Doug Erskine (27)
17. 39r Andy Ryckman (14)
18. 05 Dave Goodacre (9)
19. 96 Brian Crosgrove (1)
20. 49 Gary Hodgson (5)
21. 90 Chad Smelser (25)
22. 22 Brittani Myers (13)
23. 66 Jon Janssens (15)
DNF. 72 Tim Youngblut (26)
25. 79 Steve Miller (18)
DNF. 11 Mike Giberson (17)
DNF. 28 Adam Hallett (28)
DQ. 43 Brian Watson (6)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – M. Bazuin (1-14), Elliott (15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 2. 49 Gary Hodgson (London), 3. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 4. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 6. 6x Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), 7. 72 Tim Youngblut (Brantford), 8. 18 Adam Hallett (Cambridge), 9. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), DNF. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), DNS. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 2. 43 Brian Watson (Puslinch), 3. 51 Trevor Young (Ancaster), 4. 39r Andy Ryckman (Hamilton), 5. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 6. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 7. 84b Devon Bacher (Hagersville), DNF. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), DNF. 10 Laura Hughes (Caledonia), DNS. 14 Shane Dixon (Cambridge). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 2. 95 Shone Evans (Scotland), 3. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 4. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 5. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 6. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 7. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 8. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), DNF. 26 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), DNS. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton). Time – 2:14.006

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hagersville), 3. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 4. 12x Jake Bazuin (Caledonia), 5. 6 Jason Dixon (Brantford), 6. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley), 7. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 8. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 9. 4x Jason Coutu (St. Catharines), 10. 4 Steve Zorad (Simcoe). Time – 2:12.140 NEW TRACK RECORD

B-FEATURE #1 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 37 Rob Hoskins, 2. 4x Jason Coutu, 3. 90 Chad Smelser, 4. 64 Doug Erskine, 5. 6x Mike Sarantakos, 6. 69 Rob Twitchett, 7. 55 Rob Slater, 8. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, DNF. 14 Shane Dixon, DNS. 17 Mike Taylor, DNS. 10 Laura Hughes. Time – 2:16.521

B-FEATURE #2 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 1 Kathi Dickie, 2. 32 Gillian Hils, 3. 72 Tim Youngblut, 4. 18 Adam Hallett, 5. 26 Tim Nuell, 6. 43c Clinton Nicholls, 7. 84b Devon Bacher, DNF. 4 Steve Zorad, DNS. 2 Matt Nuell, DNS. 69e Dan Erskine. Time – 2:12.907

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (16 entries)

Ashley Nelson and Brooke Nelson were on the front row for the 12 lap Bomber feature, but it didn’t take long for Dusty DeBoer and Jerry Burnham to get to the front of the pack. DeBoer’s quest for a third straight Bomber Championship didn’t start very well earlier in May, but took a turn for the better when he negotiated traffic and took his first win of the season, while Burnham again settled for the runner-up spot. Joe DeBoer finished third, followed by Mark Thorne and Dustin Longboat.

Heat races for the 16 car field were claimed by Dustin Longboat and Mark Thorne. Burnham now holds a one point advantage over opening night winner Patrick Abrahamsson in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (6)
2. 14 Jerry Burnham (10)
3. 42 Joe DeBoer (7)
4. 95 Mark Thorne (8)
5. 155 Dustin Longboat (3)
6. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (12)
7. 8 Adam Nigh (4)
8. 02 Bailey Patterson (14)
9. 22b Brooke Nelson (2)
10. 57x Kyle Wert (15)
DNF. 188 Paul Longboat (9)
DNF. 3 Alex Maas (5)
DNF. 22a Ashley Nelson (1)
DNF. 6 Wayde Thorne (11)
DNF. 17 Kaleah Syms (16)
DNF. 37 Jake Maas (13)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 8 Adam Nigh (Simcoe), 5. 22a Ashley Nelson (Hamilton), 6. 22b Brooke Nelson (Hamilton), 7. 3 Alex Maas (Cambridge), 8. 17 Kaleah Syms (Brantford)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 95 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 2. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 3. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Burlington), 4. 14 Jerry Burnham (Ohsweken), 5. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 6. 02 Bailey Patterson (Cambridge), 7. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge), 8. 57x Kyle Wert (Ancaster)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
BCG Electrical Limited presents the fourth round of Ohsweken’s weekly racing series next Friday, June 5, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway on Thursday nights each week from June 18 to September 10. 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 atwww.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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, 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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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING PRESENTS THIRD ROUND OF 2015 WEEKLY RACING SERIES

by Tommy Goudge (May 27, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, May 29 when Corr/Pak Merchandising presents the third round of the track’s 2015 weekly racing series. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions will all be part of the show.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Mitch Brown got the 360 Sprint Car feature win last Friday, but was assessed a points penalty after the race. 2008 track champion Keith Dempster kept his lead in the championship standings as a result, while Todd Hoddick, Dane Lorenc, Conor Mahoney, and Cory Turner make up the rest of the top 5. Tyler Hendricks leads Lee Winger, Kris Root, and Ryan Turner in the Rookie of the Year standings.

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Aaron Turkey won the Crate Sprint Car feature last Friday, and moved into a tie for the championship points lead with May 15 winner Alex Hill. Mark Czuba and Dylan Westbrook are tied for the third spot in the standings, while Jake Brown rounds out the top 5. Hill has the lead in the Rookie of the Year standings, followed by Steve Lyons, Mack DeMan, and Ed Green.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Dave Bailey led only one lap of the Thunder Stock feature last Friday, but it was the most important one. Bailey’s feature win combined with Chris Dickie’s runner-up finish moved those two drivers into a tie for the lead in the championship standings, while defending champ Dave Silverthorn, Jr. is third, but just 2 points behind. Dereck Lemyre and Dale Gyokery make up the remainder of the current top 5. Alex Schuts has the lead in the Rookie of the Year standings over Brandon McFerran, Jeremy May, and Jerry Hill.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
A trio of rookies are leading the way in the Mini Stock championship standings. Gillian Hils got the feature win last Friday night and leads Jake Bazuin by just 1 point, while Jason Dixon is third, just 5 points behind Bazuin. 2004 track champion Doug Erskine is 4th in the standings, with opening night feature winner Jason Lungaro holding the 5th spot. Shone Evans, Trevor Young, and Andy Ryckman are among the other drivers in the hunt for the Rookie of the Year award behind Hils, Bazuin, and Dixon.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Opening night feature winner Patrick Abrahamsson continues to lead the Bomber championship standings, with Wayde Thorne just 4 points behind. Jerry Burnham has the 3rd spot, with May 22 feature winner Paul Longboat in 4th, and Mark Thorne and Jake Maas in a tie for 5th.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
The third round of Ohsweken’s 2015 weekly racing series will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, May 29. Adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, kids age 7-12 are $2, and kids age 6 and under are FREE. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Call 519-445-2659 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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, 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.

Special Features

“TOP 10”…WITH CRATE SPRINT CAR DRIVER JOSH SHANTZ

Note – This article originally appeared in the May 15, 2015 edition of the Ohsweken Speedway souvenir program.

“TOP 10”…WITH CRATE SPRINT CAR DRIVER JOSH SHANTZ

By Tommy Goudge (May 12, 2015) – Our series of interviews for the 2015 season begins with sophomore Crate Sprint Car driver Josh Shantz, who spoke with us during the week before Opening Night. Josh won his first Crate Sprint Car feature on August 22, 2014, and collected 7 top five finishes on his way to finishing 4th in the championship standings.
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Josh Shantz – Fast Facts:
Division: Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
Car #: 18
Birthdate:  May 5, 1996
Hometown: St. Agatha ON
Nickname: “Shantzy”
Occupation: Automotive Tech
Twitter: @jshantz18
Facebook Page: Shantz Motorsports
Car Owner: Danny Shantz
Sponsors: Kal Tire, Piper One Freight, Nicholson Realty, Shoppers Drug Mart, Creative Edge Graphics, Demtool, McFarlane, and Baden Auto

TG: How did you get involved in racing, and who were the people who helped you learn the ropes when you were starting out?

JS: I started racing go-karts with WRKC. Everyone was supportive – my competitor and friend Tyler Turnbull and his dad Collin were awesome, and a huge help all through the karting days to when I won my first championship in 2008. From there I moved on to Mini Stocks where Mark Da Silva was my mentor through the two years of racing in that division. (Mark) was my car builder, and friend that taught me how to get around Flamboro Speedway. From there I moved on to Crate Sprints at Ohsweken.

TG: What do you remember about the first time you saw racing at Ohsweken Speedway

JS: I thought it was awesome. I remember getting chunks of dirt flung at me in turn 1 from the 360’s (Sprint Cars) and thought it was the coolest thing ever – to be going so fast, with all these other cars…I was amazed, and needless to say I was hooked!

TG: If money were no object and you could race anywhere, in anything, what would you choose?

JS: A few major races I’d like to compete in would be the Chilli Bowl, Knoxville Nationals, Snowball Derby, and well basically anything, anywhere, and anytime!

TG: If you could change one thing in racing (a rule, etc…), what would it be?

JS: That’s a hard question. Tracks and promoters do a pretty awesome job with rules packages and keeping fans coming back…I’d like to see more national type events, racing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, maybe even a weekday show, or just a bigger schedule.

TG: We hear all the time that it is hard to draw young people to short track racing, either as fans or racers – How do you think more members of your generation could become interested in racing?

JS: Well, I know for a fact when my friends come over when I’ve got work to do on my Sprint Car, that they are about to get put to work. They help out, and if you’re involved in the preparation of a race car, who wouldn’t want to see how it performs on Friday night? You just have to bring them out to the track once, and they’ll be hooked…and if they’re not, chances are you need some new friends (laughing)!

TG: Which driver do you most enjoy competing against, and why?

JS: I have enjoyed racing multiple drivers. I really like racing guys like Ryan Hunsinger, Aaron Turkey, and Jake Brown – the top drivers in my division. They test you, make you drive harder, and force you to get better, because if you want to win, you have to beat the best.

TG: What piece of advice would you give to someone looking to get involved in racing that you would like to have been given when you started?

JS: Never give up. You’re not going to be perfect your first week – or ten – that you’re out there. I know I was told that more times than I could count, but as a driver, you’re always comparing yourself to the best driver in your division. You just keep your head up…improving, learning, and charging towards the front. It takes a lot of seat time!

TG: Who is an autograph you got as a kid that seemed to be a big deal to you at the time

JS: Kyle Busch, and it’s still a big deal!

TG: If you have kids someday, who would you point to as a good role model in the pit area?

JS: People like Flamboro Late Model driver Nick Roth. I followed him around for a full season trying to learn about race cars before I started at Flamboro. He let me wrench on his car at the shop and the racetrack, and made me feel like part of the team.

TG: I’m asking each person to give me a question for the next interview – Do you have a question for the next person?

JS: If you could choose to race one person you’ve raced against in the past again, who would it be?

Do you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask your favourite Ohsweken Speedway personality, or suggestion for someone you’d like to see featured in a future edition of “Top 10″? E-mail us at media@ohswekenspeedway.com, and stay tuned for future editions of “Top 10″ printed in our weekly program, and on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com!

2015 Results

BROWN, TURKEY, BAILEY, HILS, & LONGBOAT TAKE WINS ON STYRES GAS BAR NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (May 22, 2015) – 131 drivers signed in to race on Styres Gas Bar Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, May 22. Mitch Brown, Aaron Turkey, Dave Bailey, Gillian Hils, and Paul Longboat visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
STYRES GAS BAR NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 131

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (23 entries)

Front row starter Dain Naida led the first three laps of the 360 Sprint Car feature, but Mitch Brown quickly moved up to take the lead away, while Glenn Styres moved up to second on lap 5. Brown and Styres dueled for the lead while running their customary grooves – Brown hugging the inside wall in the corners, Styres on the high side. The two raced through traffic until Styres’ engine went sour on lap 18. Brown went on to record his 6th career 360 Sprint Car feature win at Ohsweken, followed by Naida, 9th starter Todd Hoddick, 8th starter Jim Huppunen, and 10th starter Keith Dempster.

Heat races for the 23 car field were claimed by Naida, Styres, and Huppunen, while Chris Jones won the B-Feature, and Glenn Styres won the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award for amassing the most passing points during heat race action. Brown holds a 9 point lead over Dempster in the championship standings after two events.

A-FEATURE
(20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (4)
2. 77 Dain Naida (2)
3. 49 Todd Hoddick (9)
4. 14h Jim Huppunen (8)
5. 5 Keith Dempster (10)
6. 19 Cory Turner (12)
7. 00 Dane Lorenc (3)
8. 71s Shawn Sliter (18)
9. 5c Conor Mahoney (6)
10. 38 Tyler Hendricks (13)
11. 11 Jamie Turner (7)
12. 2 Lee Winger (1)
13. 11j Chris Jones (16)
14. 69 Kris Root (14)
15. 6 Curtis Gartly (17)
16. 10k Rob Dietrick (15)
17. 81 Derek Jonathan (19)
18. 11z Zach Zumpe (11)
19. 15 Mike Ferrell (20)
DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (5)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Naida (1-3), Brown (4-20)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 11z Zach Zumpe (St. Catharines), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (London), DNS. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie). Time – 2:05.116

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 3. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 69 Kris Root (Delaware), 6. 11j Chris Jones (Carrying Place), 7. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), DNF. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre). No Time

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Chatham), 5. 10k Rob Dietrick (Farmington, NY), DNF. 7m Justin Martin (Rodney), DNF. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). No Time

(Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-FEATURE (10 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 11j Chris Jones, 2. 6 Curtis Gartly, 3. 71s Shawn Sliter, 4. 81 Derek Jonathan, 5. 15 Mike Ferrell, 6. 91 Ryan Turner, 7. 94z Stan Zanchin, DNS. 7m Justin Martin. Time – 2:51.521

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): Glenn Styres

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Defending Crate Sprint Car champ Ryan Hunsinger drew the pole position for the 15 lap feature. Hunsinger led the first 9 laps, but began to fade as the track became slicker, and eventually spun out on the last lap. Aaron Turkey, Dylan Westbrook, and Alex Hill raced closely behind Hunsinger until Turkey separated himself from the rest of the field. Turkey took his first win of the season over Westbrook, Hill, Josh Shantz, and Mark Czuba.

Westbrook and Hunsinger won the heat races for the 12 car field, while Hunsinger also claimed the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award for running the fastest single lap during heat race action. Turkey and Hill are tied for the lead in the championship standings after two events.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 68 Aaron Turkey (3)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5)
3. 77x Alex Hill (2)
4. 18 Josh Shantz (6)
5. 00 Mark Czuba (4)
6. 1-10 Jake Brown (9)
7. 55 Mike Thorne (8)
8. 4 Mack DeMan (7)
9. 12 Brad Herron (10)
10. 9 Steve Lyons (12)
11. 54 Ed Green (11)
12. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (1)
Time – 4:12.482
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hunsinger (1-9), Turkey (10-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 2. 77x Alex Hill (Ohsweken), 3. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 4. 4 Mack DeMan (Mississauga), 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 6. 54 Ed Green (Ohsweken). No Time

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (Caledonia), 2. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 4. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 5. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 6. 9 Steve Lyons (Carlisle). No Time

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): Ryan Hunsinger

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (39 entries)

Chris Dickie started third and quickly took the lead in the Thunder Stock feature, while Blake Bomberry, Jr. gave chase. 10th starter Dave Bailey picked his way through the field and was racing for the third spot after just 4 laps. Bailey took the second position away from Bomberry on lap 9, and began to stalk Dickie for the lead. The two leaders ran nose-to-tail and pulled away from the rest of the field over the last 10 laps, and Bailey had just taken the lead coming to the white flag when a caution flag came out for a spin by Dave Bitner, Jr. Dickie kept the lead for the restart, with the lineup reverting to the last completed lap, but Bailey persevered and drove around Dickie to take the win by just 0.194 seconds. Dickie settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Bomberry, Alex Schuts, and Dave Silverthorn, Jr., however Bomberry did not pass the post-race technical inspection.

Heat races for the 39 car field were claimed by Lemyre, Chase Hess, and Bomberry, while Jeremy May won the B-Feature. Bailey and Dickie are tied for the lead in the championship standings after two events, while defending champ Silverthorn is just 2 points behind them in third.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (10)
2. 1 Chris Dickie (3)
DQ. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (2)
4. 5 Alex Schuts (11)
5. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (6)
6. 56 Dereck Lemyre (4)
7. 7x Chase Hess (12)
8. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (16)
9. 8 Dale Gyokery (9)
10. 23 Trevor DeBoer (8)
11. 777x Steve Hess (1)
12. 2 Mikey Kruchka (21)
13. 11r Bryce Richardson (13)
14. 17 Rob Disher, Sr. (18)
15. 64 Brandon McFerran (24)
16. 28 Jim Lampman (15)
17. 85b Ryan Dinning (19)
18. 53 Logan Shwedyk (20)
19. 119 Shaun Quinn (27)
20. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (23)
21. 38 Terry Martin (25)
DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (14)
DNF. 88 Jesse McDonald (7)
DNF. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (17)
DNF. 911 Nick Liverance (26)
DNF. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (5)
DNF. 16 Jeremy May (22)
DNF. 00 Robbie General (28)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Bomberry (1), Dickie (2-19), Bailey (20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 56 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton), 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 3. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 5. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 6. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 7. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 8. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon), 9. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken), 10. 93k Mike Klazinga (Caledonia), 11. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford), 12. 114 Al Hilton (Brantford), DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (Ohsweken). Time – 2:44.719

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 5 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 5. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 6. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (Ohsweken), 7. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville), 8. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 9. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 10. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 11. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 12. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford), DNF. 64 Brandon McFerran (Acton). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 2. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 3. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 4. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 5. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 6. 17 Rob Disher, Sr. (Grimsby), 7. 2 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 8. 77 Brett Rodwell (Mount Pleasant), 9. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 10. 00 Robbie General (Hagersville), 11. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken), 12. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford), DNF. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria). No Time

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 16 Jeremy May, 2. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr., 3. 64 Brandon McFerran, 4. 38 Terry Martin, 5. 911 Nick Liverance, 6. 119 Shaun Quinn, 7. 00 Robbie General, 8. 13x Craig White, 9. 48 Mike Graham, 10. 49h Jerry Hill, 11. 40 Derek Liverance, DNF. 81 Karl Sault, DNF. 114 Al Hilton, DNF. 77 Brett Rodwell, DNS. 93k Mike Klazinga, DNS. 13 Kacey Huffman, DNS. 93 Melissa Miller, DNS. 84rk Ryan Beagle. No Time

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (43 entries)

Brian Watson made a beeline to the front of the Mini Stock field, taking the lead on the second lap and opening a gap on the rest of the field. 10th starter Jon Janssens and 12th starter Kathi Dickie were up to 2nd and 3rd by the time the feature race reached the halfway signal. Both drivers caught Watson, with Janssens taking the lead on lap 12, and Dickie taking the 2nd spot on lap 13. Dickie’s last lap effort to get the win resulted in contact with Janssens, and the subsequent melee also collected Watson and brought out a yellow flag. Gillian Hils was the beneficiary of the incident, and inherited the lead for the one lap dash to the finish. Hils took her first Ohsweken Mini Stock feature win, followed by 21st starter Jason Dixon, 18th starter Rob Hoskins, 13th starter Lucas Lubin, and Jake Bazuin.

Brandon Janssens, Chris Ryckman, Jon Janssens, and Laura Hughes won the heat races for the 43 car field, while Jason Dixon and Robin Elliott won the B-Features. Hils holds a slim one point advantage over Jake Bazuin in the championship standings after two events.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils (2)
2. 6 Jason Dixon (21)
3. 37 Rob Hoskins (18)
4. 29 Lucas Lubin (13)
5. 12x Jake Bazuin (6)
6. 95 Shone Evans (17)
7. 9 Tim DeBoer (7)
8. 64 Doug Erskine (14)
9. 93 Chris Ryckman (5)
10. 66x Brandon Janssens (8)
11. 99 Robin Elliott (22)
12. 90 Chad Smelser (15)
13. 69e Dan Erskine (23)
14. 69 Rob Twitchett (4)
15. 7 Jason Lungaro (20)
16. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (1)
17. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (25)
18. 21x Mark Bazuin (3)
19. 39r Andy Ryckman (27)
20. 1 Kathi Dickie (12)
21. 66 Jon Janssens (10)
DNF. 43 Brian Watson (11)
DNF. 51 Trevor Young (19)
DNF. 11 Mike Giberson (16)
25. 79 Steve Miller (24)
26. 60 Martin Schroeder (28)
27. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (26)
DNS. 10 Laura Hughes (9)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Rewutzsky (1), Watson (2-12), Janssens (13-14), Hils (15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 3. 43 Brian Watson (Lynden), 4. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 5. 95 Shone Evans (Scotland), 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas), 7. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 8. 84 Brad Bacher (Hagersville), 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 10. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson (London). Time – 2:16.576

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 2. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 3. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 4. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 5. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley), 6. 18 Adam Hallett (Cambridge), 7. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 8. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 9. 26 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), DNF. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), DNS. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton). Time – 2:13.335

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 12x Jake Bazuin (Caledonia), 3. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 4. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 5. 51 Trevor Young (Ancaster), 6. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 7. 6 Jason Dixon (Brantford), 8. 39r Andy Ryckman (Hamilton), 9. 6x Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), DNF. 72 Tim Youngblut (Brantford), DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (Caledonia). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 10 Laura Hughes (Caledonia), 2. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 3. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (Simcoe), 4. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 5. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hagersville), 6. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 7. 60 Martin Schroeder (Beachville), 8. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 9. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 10. 07 Matt Young (Hamilton). Time – 2:17.377

B-FEATURE #1 (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 6 Jason Dixon, 2. 69e Dan Erskine, 3. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, 4. 39r Andy Ryckman, 5. 84 Brad Bacher, 6. 22 Brittani Myers, 7. 05 Dave Goodacre, 8. 6x Mike Sarantakos, DNF. 17 Mike Taylor, DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson, DNF. 72 Tim Youngblut, DNS. 56 Kevin Slater. No Time

B-FEATURE #2 (7 laps [reduced from 8] – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 99 Robin Elliott, 2. 79 Steve Miller, 3. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, 4. 60 Martin Schroeder, DNF. 76 Jamie Goudge, DNF. 96 Brian Crosgrove, DNS. 18 Adam Hallett, DNS. 26 Tim Nuell, DNS. 07 Matt Young, DNS. 55 Rob Slater, DNS. 2 Matt Nuell. Time – 2:39.891

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (14 entries)

Paul Longboat negotiated traffic and difficult track conditions to emerge with his first feature win of the season, followed by Wayde Thorne, opening night feature winner Patrick Abrahamsson, defending champ Dusty DeBoer, and Jerry Burnham. DeBoer had been in contention for the feature win before running into trouble in traffic. He narrowly avoided contact with the frontstretch wall and recovered for the top 5 finish.

Heat races for the 14 car field were claimed by Paul Longboat and Jerry Burnham. Abrahamsson has a 4 point lead over Thorne in the championship standings after two events.

A-FEATURE
(12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (2)
2. 6 Wayde Thorne (6)
3. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (7)
4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (1)
5. 14 Jerry Burnham (3)
6. 155 Dustin Longboat (8)
7. 37 Jake Maas (11)
8. 42 Joe DeBoer (5)
9. 95 Mark Thorne (4)
10. 3 Alex Maas (10)
11. 22a Ashley Nelson (13)
12. 17 Kaleah Syms (12)
13. 22b Brooke Nelson (14)
14. 8 Adam Nigh (9)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 3. 95 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 4. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 5. 3 Alex Maas (Cambridge), 6. 17 Kaleah Syms (Brantford), 7. 22b Brooke Nelson (Hamilton)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 14 Jerry Burnham (Ohsweken), 2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 3. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Dundas), 5. 8 Adam Nigh (Simcoe), 6. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge), 7. 22a Ashley Nelson (Hamilton)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
Corr/Pak Merchandising presents the third round of Ohsweken’s weekly racing series next Friday, May 29, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway on Thursday nights each week from June 18 to September 10. 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 atwww.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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, 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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GET YOUR MAJOR EVENT TICKETS ONLINE!

by Tommy Goudge (May 21, 2015) – The 2015 season is underway at Ohsweken Speedway, and our special events are quickly approaching! Ticket orders for all major events at Ohsweken can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com

Advance reserved seat tickets are available for the following events:

1. June 30 – Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series

2. July 27 – Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars

3. July 28 – Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series

4. September 18 – Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals

5. September 19 – 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, and to view a full schedule of events for the 2015 season.

Those who have already ordered tickets for our major events can expect them to arrive within the next two to three weeks – Envelopes are being stuffed now!

Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes are also on sale. Any questions regarding ticket sales can be directed to Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, 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 SPECIAL EVENT TICKET PRICING

Triple Crown Showdown – Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $30.00
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00
Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $12.00
Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

Northern Summer Nationals – Monday, July 27, 2015
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $27.00
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00
Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $10.00
Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $5.00

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Six Nations Showdown” – Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $40.00
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $30.00
Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $15.00
Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

Night Before The Nationals – Friday, September 18, 2015
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $20.00
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $15.00
Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $5.00
Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $3.00

11th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Saturday, September 19, 2015
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved – $40.00
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $30.00
Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $ 15.00
Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

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WEEKLY RACING SERIES ROUND TWO THIS FRIDAY, MAY 22

by Tommy Goudge (May 19, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, May 22 with the second round of the track’s 2015 weekly racing series. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions will all be part of the show.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
2008 track champion Keith Dempster has the early lead in the 360 Sprint Car standings following a runner-up finish to invader Parker Price-Miller in last Friday night’s season opener. Mitch Brown, defending champ Glenn Styres, Todd Hoddick, and Conor Mahoney make up the rest of the top 5. Ryan Turner leads Tyler Hendricks, Lee Winger, and Kris Root in the Rookie of the Year standings.

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
15 year old Alex Hill is atop the Crate Sprint Car standings after visiting Mobil 1 Victory Lane for the first time in Friday’s opening event. Mark Czuba, Aaron Turkey, Jake Brown, and Dylan Westbrook hold spots in the top 5. Hill also has the lead in the Rookie of the Year standings over Steve Lyons, Mack DeMan, and Ed Green.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Defending Thunder Stock champ Dave Silverthorn, Jr. has the points lead after the season opener thanks to a runner-up finish to Ryan Dinning. Wyatt Van Wart, Chris Dickie, Dave Bailey, and Dale Gyokery round out the current top 5. Brandon McFerran has the lead in the Rookie of the Year standings over Alex Schuts, Jeremy May, Max Chechalk, and Jerry Hill.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Jason Lungaro emerged as the victor of an entertaining Mini Stock feature last Friday, and leads the championship standings as a result. Kathi Dickie, Jon Janssens, Jake Bazuin, and Brandon Janssens hold the rest of the top 5 spots. Jake Bazuin also leads the Rookie of the Year standings over Gillian Hils, Jason Dixon, Trevor Young, Tim Youngblut, Andy Ryckman, Clinton Nicholls, Shone Evans, Gary Hodgson, Kevin Slater, and Shane Dixon.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Patrick Abrahamsson got the win in the first feature of the Ohsweken season, and leads the Bomber standings, followed by Jerry Burnham, Wayde Thorne, Mark Thone, and rookie Adam Nigh. Dusty DeBoer did not finish last Friday, and has a tough road ahead to garner his third consecutive championship.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, May 22 with the second round of the track’s 2015 weekly racing series. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions will all be part of the show.

The weekly Friday night racing series at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many southern Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing series adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, kids age 7-12 are $2, and kids age 6 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open at 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, May 22! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, 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 Results

PRICE-MILLER, HILL, DINNING, LUNGARO, & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON 98.9 MYFM OPENING NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (May 15, 2015) – 126 drivers signed in to race on 98.9 myFM 20th annual Opening Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Parker Price-Miller, Alex Hill, Ryan Dinning, Jason Lungaro, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
98.9 MYFM 20TH ANNUAL OPENING NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 126

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (22 entries)

Parker Price-Miller found Ohsweken Speedway to his liking on Friday night. The 16 year old from Indiana drove to his first Ohsweken win in his first visit to the track. Jim Huppunen led the first lap of the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car feature before Keith Dempster took over the top spot. Huppunen and Mitch Brown fought over the 2nd position while 6th starter Price-Miller moved up behind them. Price-Miller moved around the outside of both drivers in the same corner on lap 5, then set sail after Dempster. The race was slowed on lap 7 when Scott Sherk and Zach Zumpe made contact in turn 3. Zumpe restarted the race, while Sherk’s car sustained enough damage to force him out of the race.

Dempster continued to lead when the race restarted, with Price-Miller close behind, and Mitch Brown gaining on both of them. The young driver briefly took over the lead on lap 14 as he and Dempster worked through traffic, but the 2008 track champion fought back to lead 3 more laps before Price-Miller took over for good. Dempster settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Brown, Dain Naida, and 11th starter Dane Lorenc, however Naida’s front wing did not pass post-race inspection.

Heat races for the 22 car field were claimed by Mitch Brown, Keith Dempster, and Dain Naida, while Scott Sherk won the B-Feature. Jim Huppunen won the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award for amassing the most passing points during heat race action.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Parker Price-Miller (6)
2. 5 Keith Dempster (4)
DQ. 77 Dain Naida (8)
4. 10 Mitch Brown (3)
5. 00 Dane Lorenc (11)
6. 0 Glenn Styres (7)
7. 49 Todd Hoddick (9)
8. 5c Conor Mahoney (5)
9. 7m Justin Martin (12)
10. 11 Jamie Turner (13)
11. 81 Derek Jonathan (1)
12. 91 Ryan Turner (14)
13. 38 Tyler Hendricks (18)
14. 19 Cory Turner (15)
15. 2 Lee Winger (19)
16. 11z Zach Zumpe (10)
17. 69 Kris Root (17)
DNF. 14h Jim Huppunen (2)
DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (16)

No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Huppunen (1), Dempster (2-13, 15-17), Price-Miller (18-25)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 7m Justin Martin (Rodney), 5. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 69 Kris Root (Delaware), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (Simcoe), DNS. 27 Shane Ross (Thedford). Time – 1:52.047

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. 77x Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 3. 11z Zach Zumpe (St. Catharines), 4. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 5. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 7. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope). Time – 1:52.214

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 3. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY), 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Chatham), DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne). Time – 1:53.191

(Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-FEATURE (4 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 43 Scott Sherk, 2. 69 Kris Root, 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, 4. 2 Lee Winger, DNS. 21j John Burbridge, Sr., DNS. 5d Dave Dykstra, DNS. 27 Shane Ross. Time – 59.996

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): Jim Huppunen

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Alex Hill quickly took over the lead of the Crate Sprint Car feature from her starting spot inside row 3, and led wire-to-wire to claim her first feature win in a full-size race car at Ohsweken. The 15 year old also set a new Crate Sprint Car track record for the 15 lap distance. Mark Czuba ran a strong race to take the runner-up spot, followed by Aaron Turkey, Jake Brown, and Dylan Westbrook. Defending champion Ryan Hunsinger started last due to problems in his heat race, and drove up to finish in the 6th spot.

Heat races for the 12 car field were claimed by Jake Brown and Mark Czuba. Brown also claimed the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award for running the fastest single lap during heat race action.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Alex Hill (3)
2. 00 Mark Czuba (6)
3. 68 Aaron Turkey (1)
4. 1-10 Jake Brown (2)
5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (8)
6. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (12)
7. 55 Mike Thorne (5)
8. 9 Steve Lyons (4)
9. 18 Josh Shantz (10)
10. 12 Brad Herron (7)
11. 4 Mack DeMan (9)
12. 54 Ed Green (11)
Time – 3:51.440 NEW TRACK RECORD
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hill (1-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 3. 9 Steve Lyons (Carlisle), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 4 Mack DeMan (Mississauga), 6. 54 Ed Green (Ohsweken). Time – 1:32.738

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 2. 77x Alex Hill (Ohsweken), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 5. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), DNF. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville). Time – 1:33.603

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): Jake Brown

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (38 entries)

Ryan Dinning started on the outside of the front row in the 20 lap Thunder Stock feature, and quickly opened a lead he would never relinquish. Polesitter Wyatt Van Wart tried to give chase before giving up the 2nd position to Dave Silverthorn, Jr. Eventual 6th place finisher Dave Bailey was on the move early in the race after starting 22nd on the grid. He was into the top 10 by lap 7, while Chris Dickie and Bill Bleich, Jr. jostled for the 4th spot. A yellow flag brought Dinning back within reach of the rest of the field, but he proved to be too strong on this night, though Silverthorn managed to stay closer. Dinning claimed the win by 1.037 seconds over Silverthorn, while Van Wart, Dickie, and Bleich rounded out the top 5.

Heat races for the 38 car field were claimed by Chase Hess, Wyatt Van Wart, and Chris Dickie, while Dave Bailey won the B-Main.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 85b Ryan Dinning (2)
2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (4)
3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (1)
4. 1 Chris Dickie (11)
5. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (6)
6. 49 Dave Bailey (22)
7. 8 Dale Gyokery (10)
8. 56 Dereck Lemyre (12)
9. 2 Mikey Kruchka (19)
10. 28 Jim Lampman (15)
11. 88 Jesse McDonald (3)
12. 11r Bryce Richardson (21)
13. 81 Karl Sault (24)
14. 23 Trevor DeBoer (7)
15. 64 Brandon McFerran (25)
16. 5 Alex Schuts (17)
17. 84rk Ryan Beagle (28)
18. 16 Jeremy May (23)
19. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (9)
20. 777x Steve Hess (18)
21. 93 Melissa Miller (20)
22. 33 Jack Myers (13)
23. 40 Jay Liverance (16)
24. 40t Terry Osmond (14)
DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn (26)
DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman (8)
DNF. 77 Brett Rodwell (27)
DNF. 7x Chase Hess (5)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dinning (1-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 3. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 5. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet), 6. 40 Jay Liverance (Brantford), 7. 2 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 8. 64 Brandon McFerran (Acton), 9. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), DNF. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), DNF. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford), DNF. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), DNS. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 2. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton), 4. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford), 5. 40t Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 6. 5 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 7. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken), 8. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 9. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph), 10. 49h Jerry Hill (Hagersville), 11. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), DNF. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), DNS. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville). Time – 2:41.454

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 2. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 5. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 6. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 7. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 8. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 9. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 10. 77 Brett Rodwell (Mount Pleasant), 11. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 12. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken). Time – 2:43.180

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 49 Dave Bailey, 2. 16 Jeremy May, 3. 81 Karl Sault, 4. 64 Brandon McFerran, 5. 119 Shaun Quinn, 6. 77 Brett Rodwell, 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 8. 48 Mike Graham, 9. 97 Max Chechalk, 10. 52 Tony Fraser, 11. 49h Jerry Hill, 12. 13x Craig White, 13. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr., 14. 911 Nick Liverance, DNS. 38 Terry Martin, DNS. 53 Logan Shwedyk, DNS. 66 Brady Longboat. Time – 2:45.534

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (40 entries)

Shone Evans and Doug Erskine started the 15 lap Mini Stock feature on the front row, but Jason Lungaro took the lead on the first lap. Two pairs of brothers – Jake and Mark Bazuin, and Jon and Brandon Janssens – quickly made their way towards the front, along with Lucas Lubin and Kathi Dickie. Mark Bazuin got the worst of a crash on lap 8 which also forced Brandon Janssens to restart well outside the top 10. Jake Bazuin briefly led at the start/finish line on several occasions, but wasn’t able to get away from Lungaro. Dickie eventually took over the 2nd spot and made a bid for the win late in the race, but Lungaro prevailed. Dickie settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Jon Janssens, Jake Bazuin, and a hard-charging Brandon Janssens. Lubin’s bid for a top 5 run ended with mechanical problems with just a few laps remaining.

Heat races for the 40 car field were claimed by Doug Erskine, Jon Janssens, Jake Bazuin, and Brian Crosgrove, while Tim DeBoer and Brian Watson won the B-Features. Jon Janssens set a new Mini Stock track record for the 6 lap distance en route to his heat race win.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 7 Jason Lungaro (3)
2. 1 Kathi Dickie (10)
3. 66 Jon Janssens (12)
4. 12x Jake Bazuin (6)
5. 66x Brandon Janssens (18)
6. 64 Doug Erskine (2)
7. 265 Mike Evers (15)
8. 55 Rob Slater (4)
9. 32 Gillian Hils (14)
10. 6 Jason Dixon (23)
11. 51 Trevor Young (8)
12. 99 Robin Elliott (20)
13. 90 Chad Smelser (19)
14. 84 Brad Bacher (27)
15. 39r Andy Ryckman (25)
16. 79 Steve Miller (28)
17. 69 Rob Twitchett (13)
DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (11)
DNF. 43 Brian Watson (22)
DNF. 10 Laura Hughes (26)
DNF. 96 Brian Crosgrove (7)
DNF. 95 Shone Evans (1)
DNF. 21x Mark Bazuin (16)
DNF. 93 Chris Ryckman (5)
DNF. 9 Tim DeBoer (21)
DNF. 72 Tim Youngblut (24)
DNF. 2 Matt Nuell (17)
DNF. 69e Dan Erskine (9)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lungaro (1-5, 7, 10-15), J. Bazuin (6, 8-9)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 2. 95 Shone Evans (Scotland), 3. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 5. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 6. 6 Jason Dixon (Brantford), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (Caledonia), DNF. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (Cambridge). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 3. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 4. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 5. 66x Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 6. 72 Tim Youngblut (Brantford), 7. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 8. 6x Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 10. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton). Time – 2:12.606 NEW TRACK RECORD

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 12x Jake Bazuin (Caledonia), 2. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 3. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 4. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 5. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 6. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 7. 39r Andy Ryckman (Hamilton), 8. 84 Brad Bacher (Hagersville), DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson (London), DNS. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton). Time – 2:14.762

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hagersville), 3. 51 Trevor Young (Ancaster), 4. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 5. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 6. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 7. 43 Brian Watson (Puslinch), 8. 18 Adam Hallett (Cambridge), 9. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 10. 10 Laura Hughes (Caledonia). No Time

B-FEATURE #1 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 9 Tim DeBoer, 2. 6 Jason Dixon, 3. 39r Andy Ryckman, 4. 84 Brad Bacher, 5. 49 Gary Hodgson, 6. 56 Kevin Slater, 7. 11 Mike Giberson, 8. 76 Jamie Goudge, 9. 43c Clinton Nicholls, DNF. 14 Shane Dixon. Time – 2:17.584

B-FEATURE #2 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 43 Brian Watson, 2. 10 Laura Hughes, 3. 72 Tim Youngblut, 4. 79 Steve Miller, 5. 18 Adam Hallett, 6. 6x Mike Sarantakos, 7. 22 Brittani Myers, 8. 05 Dave Goodacre, 9. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, DNS. 17 Mike Taylor. Time – 2:17.745

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (14 entries)

Patrick Abrahamsson almost didn’t make it home in time to race on Friday night. The sophomore driver’s flight home from vacation was delayed, forcing him to go straight from the airport to the track. Nothing slowed him down once he got on the race track though, as he drove to the front of the Bomber feature and took his 2nd career feature win. Jerry Burnham drove through the field to take the runner-up spot after starting at the back, followed by Wayde Thorne, Mark Thorne, and Adam Nigh.

Heat races for the 14 car field were claimed by Wayde Thorne and Paul Longboat.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (4)
2. 13 Jerry Burnham (13)
3. 6 Wayde Thorne (1)
4. 95 Mark Thorne (8)
5. 8 Adam Nigh (3)
6. 37 Jake Maas (5)
7. 42 Joe DeBoer (10)
8. 22b Brooke Nelson (7)
9. 3 Alex Maas (12)
10. 22a Ashley Nelson (9)
11. 188 Paul Longboat (2)
12. 23 Dusty DeBoer (6)
DNS. 17 Kaleah Syms (14)
DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (11)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 2. 8 Adam Nigh (Simcoe), 3. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge), 4. 22b Brooke Nelson (Hamilton), 5. 22a Ashley Nelson (Hamilton), 6. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 7. 14 Jerry Burnham (Ohsweken)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Dundas), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 95 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 5. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 6. 3 Alex Maas (Cambridge), 7. 17 Kaleah Syms (Brantford)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
Ohsweken Speedway presents the 2nd round of the 2015 weekly racing series on Friday, May 22, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Adult General Admission is $12, while Senior & Student General Admission is $10, and Kids (age 12 & under) General Admission is FREE! Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with racing starting at 7:30pm.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway on Thursday nights each week from June 18 to September 10. 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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, 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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THE 2015 SEASON STARTS THIS FRIDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (May 13, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th annual Opening Night presented by 98.9 myFM will take the green flag on Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm, with large fields expected in all of the regular Friday night divisions. The opening event of Ohsweken’s season will include 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.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Glenn Styres enters the 360 Sprint Car season opener ready to defend his 2014 track championship, his first since weekly Sprint Car racing began at Ohsweken in 2008. Past champions Keith Dempster, Jim Huppunen, Chris Steele, and Dave Dykstra are just a few of the drivers capable of challenging for feature wins this year, along with 2014 feature winners like Mitch Brown and Dain Naida. Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Jamie Turner, and 2014 Rookie of the Year Cory Turner all finished in the top 10 in the 2014 standings, and are on the cusp winning as well.

Occasional invaders are sure to have a say in who wins races as well. One of those invaders will be Indiana driver Parker Price-Miller, who will drive a Miles Hill-owned machine this Friday. The 16 year old scored the first two 410 Sprint Car feature wins of his career in consecutive weekends last month.

The Rookie of the Year award will see plenty of competition, with Lee Winger, James Thompson, Adam Murphy, Tyler Hendricks, Kris Root, and Ryan Turner among the drivers set to join the 360 Sprint Car ranks.

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger was the champion of the inaugural season for the Crate Sprint Car division, and will return to defend that title this year. He will have lots of competition, as 2014 feature winners Aaron Turkey, Jake Brown, Josh Shantz, Brad Herron, Mark Czuba, and Dylan Westbrook are all returning for their second year in the division. Kyle Durnin also came close to feature wins last season, losing out only to minor technical infractions.

Several talented drivers will contest the Crate Sprint Car Rookie of the Year award, including Mack DeMan, Eric McGlone, Steve Lyons, Corey Gruhl, Ed Green, Chris Longthorne, and Alex Hill.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Dave Silverthorn, Jr. will return to the Thunder Stock division to defend his 2014 championship, but he’s sure to have lots of competition for the title. Wyatt Van Wart, Dave Bailey, and Chris Dickie were among the drivers who claimed Thunder Stock feature wins last season and plan to be back this year.

Like the 360 Sprint Car division, occasional invaders are sure to have a hand in the Thunder Stock division results. 2015 Sprint Car rookies Lee Winger and James Thompson both claimed Thunder Stock feature wins last season, and could race in selected stock car events this season. Winger, also the 2013 Thunder Stock champion, is planning to bring his Thunder Stock to Ohsweken this Friday with 360 Sprint Car veteran Mikey Kruchka slated to drive.

The Duel on the Dirt series being run in conjunction with Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Humberstone Speedway, and Ohsweken Speedway will also bring some new faces to the track this year.

The quest for the Thunder Stock Rookie of the Year award will also be competitive. As many as 7 drivers could be going after that honour, including Alex Schuts, Jeremy May, David Hodges, Jerry Hill, Brandon McFerran, Mike Klazinga, and Max Chechalk.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Tyler Lafantaisie won 5 Ohsweken features on his way to the 2014 Mini Stock championship, and will make an attempt to go for another title this season. He will have stiff competition, with more than 50 drivers already signed up as Mini Stock division members. One contender will be Mark Bazuin, who finished 2nd in the championship standings last season, and won the Rookie of the Year award along with 4 feature victories.

Brandon Janssens and Jon Janssens both scored their first Mini Stock feature wins last season, and combined for a 4th place finish in the points standings, while Robin Elliott finished 5th in those standings, and will be in contention to get his first feature win.

The chase for the Rookie of the Year award has the potential to be extremely competitive, with a whopping 18 Mini Stock members eligible for that title.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Dusty DeBoer will return to the Bomber division this season looking for a three-peat. He claimed his 2nd consecutive Bomber title last season with 2 wins, 11 podium finishes, and 15 top five finishes in 15 races.

Joe DeBoer scored 4 feature wins last season and finished 2nd in the standings. He figures to be a championship contender this season, along with 2014 feature winners Patrick Abrahamsson and Wayde Thorne.

Plenty of rookie drivers will make the Bomber division interesting, with 6 first year drivers already officially signed up.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

About 98.9 myFM:
The new official radio station of Ohsweken Speedway, 98.9 myFM is based in Simcoe, Ontario. 98.9 myFM is the #1 source for local news, weather, and sports in Norfolk County. Stay tuned for Friday night pre-race reports, race results, and chances to win Family Fun Night Ticket Packs and Dirt Track Date Night tickets! Visit the 98.9 myFM website at www.NorfolkToday.ca, find their Facebook page by searching “989-myFM”, and follow them on Twitter @myFM989

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015.  Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing begins this Friday, May 15 when 98.9 myFM presents Opening Night 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.

Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open at 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, May 15! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, 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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RENWAY ENERGY RETURNS AS OFFICIAL FUEL SUPPLIER

by Tommy Goudge (May 15, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario –  Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce that Renway Energy will return as the official fuel supplier for the track in 2015, and will be the presenting sponsor of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars versus Patriot Sprint Tour event on Friday, June 19.

Renway Fuels & Lubricants offers a comprehensive line of petroleum products including fuels (gasoline, diesel, furnace oil, stove oil, and propane), lubricants (agricultural, commercial, industrial, and automotive), and filters (oil, fuel, air, and hydraulic). Renway Heating & Cooling is a complete residential and light commercial heating (oil, natural gas, and propane), air conditioning, sheet metal fabrication, and ventilation contractor.

This family-owned business prides itself on providing quality products coupled with professional, courteous service you can rely on. Renway’s continued success is built on customer satisfaction. Drop by the Renway office at 56 Henry Street in Brantford, call them at 519-752-6777 or toll free at 1-888-553-5550, and check out their website at www.Renway.ca

2015 SEASON
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. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, 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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