News

TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN TUESDAY NIGHT!

by Tommy Goudge (June 29, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The first big event of Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season hits the track on Tuesday, June 30 with the inaugural running of the Triple Crown Showdown.

The event will feature a “Triple Crown” consisting of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, Go Nuclear! Late Model series and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The event will feature the inaugural Ohsweken visits for both the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series and Go Nuclear! Late Model series, and presents a rare opportunity to see Modifieds, Late Models, and Sprint Cars together at the same track on the same night.

The Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series has a storied history with roots tracing back to 1972, and includes 29 events at 21 different venues in 2015. Billy Decker of Unadilla, New York is the reigning 2014 series champion, while Waterloo, New York driver Matt Sheppard is the current points leader after 9 events. More information about the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series is available at www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

The Go Nuclear! Late Model series has grown steadily since its inception in 2011. Trenton, Ontario’s Charlie Sandercock is the reigning 2014 series champion, and won the opening round of the 2015 season at Can-Am Motorsports Park on June 19. More information about the Go Nuclear! Late Model series is available at www.GoNuclearLateModels.com.

The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car portion of the Triple Crown Showdown takes on extra importance, as the feature winner will be guaranteed to start no worse than 7th in the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in September. Similarly, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature winner in the Northern Summer Nationals on July 27 will be guaranteed to start no worse than 8th in the CSCN feature.

Spectator gates will open at 3:00pm this Tuesday, June 30, with time trials scheduled to begin at 7:00pm and racing taking the green flag at 7:30pm. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more details on this huge event!

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 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 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

MALLORY, WESTBROOK, BAZUIN, & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON TOM MALLORY MEMORIAL SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (June 26, 2015) – 135 drivers signed in to race on Tom Mallory Memorial Sportsman Shootout Night presented by McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford and Paris at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Jay Mallory, Dylan Westbrook, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
MCDONALD’s RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS NIGHT
TOM MALLORY MEMORIAL SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 135

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DIRTcar SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS (24 entries)
Jay Mallory earned the 29th Ohsweken Speedway feature win of his career – and first since 2007 – in Friday’s Tom Mallory Memorial Sportsman Shootout named in memory of his late father. Mallory drew the pole position for the 25 lap feature, and held off late charges by Gary Lindberg and Brad Rouse to get the win. Lindberg started 12th, but had already made his way into the top 5 by lap 4, with Rouse just ahead of him.

Lindberg was up to 2nd on lap 13, and restarted right behind Mallory after a caution flag on lap 20, but couldn’t get by. Lindberg fell back after a last ditch effort, with Mallory winning by 6/10 of a second, followed by Rouse, Chad Chevalier, and Andrew Smith. Glenn Styres narrowly missed a top 5 finish, as the reigning Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division champion started dead last and made a charge from 10th to 6th late in the race.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 20 Jay Mallory (1)
2. 28 Gary Lindberg (12)
3. 18r Brad Rouse(7)
4. 12 Chad Chevalier (3)
5. 1 Andrew Smith (4)
6. 18g Glenn Styres (24)
7. 12a Jeff Armstrong (10)
8. 38 Austin Wood (9)
9. 19 Charlie Lynch (16)
10. 2k Rob Knapp (23)
11. 5s Kevin Sharpe (11)
12. 29 Gord Moreau (21)
13. 78 Pat Sonnenberg (14)
14. 31 John McIntyre (2)
15. 70 Shane Ostrander (20)
16. 72 Gord McIntosh (15)
17. 174 Chris Storm (22)
18. 20j Tony Cowell (18)
19. 40 Robert Baker (19)
DNF. 111 Robbie Rounce (5)
DNF. 24a AJ Lewis (13)
DNF. 6 Ryan Ferri (6)
DNF. 66 Darrell Farraway (8)
DNF. 21p Tyler Puchalski (17)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jay Mallory (1-25)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 4 redrew for feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 28 Gary Lindberg (Ridgeway), 2. 20 Jay Mallory (St. Catharines), 3. 12 Chad Chevalier (Port Colborne), 4. 66 Darrell Farraway (Hamilton), 5. 24a AJ Lewis (Stoney Creek), 6. 19 Charlie Lynch (St. Catharines), 7. 40 Robert Baker (Ridgeway), 8. 174 Chris Storm (Thorold). Time – 2:16.555 NEW TRACK RECORD

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 4 redrew for feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 38 Austin Wood (Thorold), 2. 111 Robbie Rounce (Caledonia), 3. 31 John McIntyre (), 4. 6 Ryan Ferri (St. Catharines), 5. 78 Pat Sonnenberg (Stevensville), 6. 21p Tyler Puchalski (Port Colborne), 7. 70 Shane Ostrander (Carrying Place), DNF. 2k Rob Knapp (Niagara Falls). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 4 redrew for feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 18r Brad Rouse (St. Catharines), 2. 1 Andrew Smith (Lockport, NY), 3. 12a Jeff Armstrong (Port Colborne), 4. 5s Kevin Sharpe (Port Colborne), 5. 72 Gord McIntosh (Smithville), 6. 20j Tony Cowell (Woodstock), 7. 29 Gord Moreau (Welland), DNS. 18g Glenn Styres (Ohsweken). Time – 2:19.998

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (15 entries)
Dylan Westbrook extended his lead in the Crate Sprint Car standings with a convincing feature win on Friday. He earned his second win of the season by driving from 9th on the grid to overtake Brad Herron for the lead on lap 9.

Josh Shantz later passed Herron to take the runner-up spot in the non-stop race, with Herron taking 3rd ahead of Alex Hill and Ryan Hunsinger. Westbrook now has a 16 point lead over teammate Aaron Turkey in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9)
2. 18 Josh Shantz (3)
3. 12 Brad Herron (1)
4. 77x Alex Hill (4)
5. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (5)
6. 68 Aaron Turkey (8)
7. 9 Steve Lyons (6)
8. 1-10 Jake Brown (7)
9.  4 Mack DeMan (13)
10. 55 Mike Thorne (11)
11. 00 Mark Czuba (2)
12. 1 Holly Porter (10)
13. 43k Tyler Hendricks (14)
14. 54 Ed Green (12)
DNF. 6m Eric McGlone (15)
Time – 4:10.427
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brad Herron (1-8), Dylan Westbrook (9-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 2. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 3. 77x Alex Hill (Ohsweken), 4. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (Carlisle), 6. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 7. 54 Ed Green (Ohsweken), DNF. 4 Mack DeMan (Mississauga). Time – 1:33.666

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 3. 1 Holly Porter (Delhi), 4. 6m Eric McGlone (Union), DNF. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), DNS. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), DNS. 43k Tyler Hendricks (Chatham). Time – 1:32.648

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 (37 entries)
The Thunder Stock championship standings were shaken up on the first lap of the feature when Logan Shwedyk got sideways in turn two, touching off a chain-reaction crash which collected many championship contenders. Dereck Lemyre and Jim Lampman made repairs and recovered to finish in the top 10, but drivers like Dave Bailey, defending champ Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Chris Dickie, and Mikey Kruchka were not so lucky.

Ryan Dinning led all but the first lap of the feature race, but both he and eventual third place finisher Jesse McDonald had problems passing the post-race technical inspection. Under Ohsweken rules, they remained in their finishing positions in the final rundown, but did not receive points or purse money. June 19 feature winner Wyatt Van Wart took the runner-up spot, while Blake Bomberry, Jr. drove from 20th to 4th, and Bill Bleich, Jr. went from 24th to 5th.

Dave Bailey’s lead in the championship standings is now down to just 14 points over Wyatt Van Wart, and 16 points over Dereck Lemyre.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
DQ. 85b Ryan Dinning (7)
2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (15)
DQ. 88 Jesse McDonald (13)
4. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (20)
5. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (24)
6. 11r Bryce Richardson (9)
7. 56 Dereck Lemyre (19)
8. 84rk Ryan Beagle (6)
9. 28 Jim Lampman (17)
10. 777x Steve Hess (11)
11. 8 Dale Gyokery (12)
12. 23 Trevor DeBoer (16)
13. 64 Brandon McFerran (28)
14. 119 Shaun Quinn (26)
15. 77 Brett Rodwell (4)
16. 93 Melissa Miller (2)
DNF. 93k Mike Klazinga (1)
DNF. 911 Nick Liverance (27)
19. 5 Alex Schuts (22)
20. 16 Jeremy May (10)
DNF. 81 Karl Sault (3)
DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (14)
DNF. 53 Logan Shwedyk (5)
DNF. 97 Max Chechalk (8)
DNF. 49 Dave Bailey (21)
DNF. 2 Mikey Kruchka (18)
DNF. 1 Chris Dickie (23)
DNF. 38 Derek Miller (25)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Klazinga (1), Ryan Dinning (2-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken), 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 4. 77 Brett Rodwell (Mount Pleasant), 5. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville), 6. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 7. 93k Mike Klazinga (Caledonia), 8. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 9. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 10. 49h Jerry Hill (Ohsweken), 11. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford), DNF. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (Ohsweken). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 2. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 4. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 5. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 6. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 7. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 8. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford), 9. 114 Al Hilton (Brantford), 10. 64 Brandon McFerran (Acton), 11. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 12. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford). Time – 2:47.836

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 3. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton), 5. 2 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 6. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 7. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 8. 38 Derek Miller (Ohsweken), 9. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), DNF. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), DNF. 5 Alex Schuts (Oakland), DNF. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken). No Time

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 5 Alex Schuts, 2. 1 Chris Dickie, 3. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr., 4. 38 Derek Miller, 5. 119 Shaun Quinn, 6. 911 Nick Liverance, 7. 64 Brandon McFerran, 8. 114 Al Hilton, 9. 7x Chase Hess, DNF. 40 Derek Liverance, DNF. 49h Jerry Hill, DNF. 66 Brady Longboat, DNS. 48 Mike Graham, DNS. 13 Kacey Huffman, DNS. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr., DNS. 00 Robbie General. No Time

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (44 entries)
Several bouts of carnage punctuated the Mini Stock feature, including a wild, grinding crash down the backstretch which saw Mike Taylor barrel roll several times, and Shone Evans catapult end-for-end over top of him. Both drivers emerged from their cars relatively unscathed, as did June 19 feature winner Trevor Young, who flipped hard in turn two in a separate incident.

Rob Hoskins looked to be a contender for the feature win until a mechanical problem slowed him down. Jason Lungaro also took a turn in the lead, but his high groove heroics didn’t last, as both Mark Bazuin and Kathi Dickie got around him. Bazuin went on to take his first win of the season, followed by Dickie, Lungaro, Jon Janssens, and 28th starter Mike Evers, however Dickie’s car was found to be slightly underweight in post-race technical inspection. Under Ohsweken rules regarding weight violations, Dickie was moved to the bottom of the final rundown, moving Doug Erskine into the top 5.

Lungaro holds a 47 point lead in the championship standings over Robin Elliott and Gillian Hils, while Brandon Janssens and Jason Dixon are just 1 and 2 points behind Elliott and Hils for 2nd place.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (17)
2. 7 Jason Lungaro (21)
3. 66 Jon Janssens (12)
4. 265 Mike Evers (28)
5. 64 Doug Erskine (10)
6. 93 Chris Ryckman (24)
7. 32 Gillian Hils (16)
8. 6 Jason Dixon (23)
9. 99 Robin Elliott (18)
10. 69e Dan Erskine (11)
11. 2 Matt Nuell (3)
12. 79 Steve Miller (6)
13. 6x Mike Sarantakos (2)
14. 69 Rob Twitchett (8)
15. 10 Laura Hughes (25)
16. 55 Rob Slater (5)
17. 72 Tim Youngblut (27)
18. 66x Brandon Janssens (19)
DNF. 9 Tim DeBoer (26)
20. 29 Lucas Lubin (15)
21. 49 Gary Hodgson (4)
22. 37 Rob Hoskins (13)
DNF. 51 Trevor Young (14)
DNF. 17 Mike Taylor (1)
DNF. 39r Andy Ryckman (9)
DNF. 95 Shone Evans (20)
DNS. 96 Brian Crosgrove (7)
DQ. 1 Kathi Dickie (22)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Sarantakos (1), Rob Hoskins (2-6), Jason Lungaro (7-10), Mark Bazuin (11-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 6x Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), 2. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 3. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 4. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 5. 49 Gary Hodgson (London), 6. 18 Adam Hallett (Cambridge), 7. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 8. 26 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 9. 10 Laura Hughes (Caledonia), 10. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), DNF. 72 Tim Youngblut (Brantford). Time – 2:19.652

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 2. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 3. 39r Andy Ryckman (Hamilton), 4. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 5. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 6. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 7. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton), 8. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 9. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 10. 84 Devon Bacher (Hagersville), DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (Caledonia). Time – 2:15.818

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 51 Trevor Young (Ancaster), 3. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 4. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley), 5. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 6. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 7. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 8. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 9. 60 Martin Schroeder (Beachville), 10. 4 Steve Zorad (Simcoe), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (Cambridge). Time – 2:12.373

HEAT RACE #4  (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 2. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 3. 66x Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 4. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 5. 95 Shone Evans (Scotland), , 6. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hagersville), 7. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 8. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 9. 6 Jason Dixon (Brantford), 10. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (Caledonia), 11. 29 Jeremy Smith (Caistor Centre). Time – 2:10.694

B-FEATURE #1 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 7 Jason Lungaro, 2. 6 Jason Dixon, 3. 10 Laura Hughes, 4. 72 Tim Youngblut, 5. 29 Jeremy Smith, 6. 90 Chad Smelser, 7. 11 Mike Giberson, 8. 60 Martin Schroeder, DNF. 76 Jamie Goudge, DNF. 4 Steve Zorad, DNF. 84 Devon Bacher, DNS. 56 Kevin Slater. No Time

B-FEATURE #2 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 1 Kathi Dickie, 2. 93 Chris Ryckman, 3. 9 Tim DeBoer, 4. 265 Mike Evers, 5. 18 Adam Hallett, 6. 05 Dave Goodacre, 7. 22 Brittani Myers, 8. 12x Jonny Lowenberg, 9. 43c Clinton Nicholls, 10. 26 Tim Nuell, 11. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, DNF. 14 Shane Dixon. Time – 2:13.515

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (15 entries)
Patrick Abrahamsson drove through the field from row 5 to wrestle the lead away from Paul Longboat and go on to his second Bomber division feature win of the season. Longboat settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Dusty DeBoer, Jerry Burnham, and Mark Thorne.

Abrahamsson added a few points to his championship points lead, and now sits 11 markers ahead of Burnham, and 17 ahead of defending champ DeBoer.

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

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 95 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 3. 17 Kaleah Syms (Brantford), 4. 3 Alex Maas (Cambridge), 5. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 6. 22a Ashley Nelson (Hamilton), 7. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge), 8. 22b Brooke Nelson (Hamilton)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Burlington), 2. 14 Jerry Burnham (Ohsweken), 3. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 5. 57x Kyle Wert (Ancaster), 6. 02 Bailey Patterson (Cambridge), 7. 7 Eric Maas (Cambridge)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
Ohsweken Speedway presents the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30 featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, Go Nuclear! Late Model Series, and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The event will feature the inaugural Ohsweken visits for both the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified and Go Nuclear! Late Model series, and presents a rare opportunity to see Modifieds, Late Models, and Sprint Cars together at the same track on the same night. 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

MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents weekly Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway. 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.

News

STATEMENT REGARDING JUNE 19 CRATE SPRINT CAR DIVISION TECHNICAL ISSUES

by Tommy Goudge (June 25, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – A meeting was held with officials from Ohsweken Speedway and the two approved engine builders for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division in Brantford, Ontario on Tuesday, June 23. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and resolve the issues which arose in post-race technical inspection at Ohsweken Speedway on the night of Friday, June 19.

The following officials were in attendance at the meeting:
Glenn Styres – Owner, Ohsweken Speedway
Derek Dean – Crate Sprint Car Division Sponsor (Strickland’s GMC)
Gary Leitch – Approved Engine Builder (Leitch Performance Engines)
Mark Klotz – Approved Engine Builder (Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop)
Mike Miller – Head Technical Director, Ohsweken Speedway
Clinton Geoffrey – Director of Race Night Operations, Ohsweken Speedway
Doug Leonard – Director of Race Night Operations, Ohsweken Speedway
Steve Moulton – Technical Advisor

It was determined by all in attendance – including both approved engine builders – that the modifications to the distributors on engines from Leitch Performance Engines were done in the spirit of durability, and not to improve performance.

As a result, June 19 Crate Sprint Car feature winner Mack DeMan, and 3rd place finisher Jake Brown will get credit for those finishes, and receive their championship points and prize money for those finishes.

Going forward, all Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division teams will be allowed to weld their distributors to improve durability. Any questions about this modification should be directed to the approved engine builders.

Other questions can be directed to Mike Miller (ohswekentech@gmail.com), Clinton Geoffrey (clinton@ohswekenspeedway.com) and Doug Leonard (doug@ohswekenspeedway.com)

Several officials have offered statements on this matter:

Gary Leitch: “Leitch Performance Engines takes full responsibility for the modification of a bolt on part of a sealed crate engine. This modification was done to every engine dyno’d at LPE to improve the durability and life of that part, and was not to improve performance in any way, shape or form. This being said, we did not inform our customers of this because we do not believe this is an advantage nor a rules violation. LPE will accept any penalty for this action, and feel our customers should not be penalized because they knew nothing of this. This class is about saving competitors money, and this modification does this by preventing failures such as what happened to another competitor on the same night.”

Steve Moulton: “On Friday night Josh Shantz (#18) had the distributor come apart because it did not have the mentioned modification.  Had his distributor been welded, he would have finished the race.”

Clinton Geoffrey: “Gary Leitch offered to replace all distributors that had been modified, but after looking at what happened to the #18 car, we saw that this was actually something that could help the division in the long run.”

Glenn Styres: “It was a very productive meeting. We have a great thing going here. Communication is the key to making it even stronger.”

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 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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SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT THIS FRIDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (June 25, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, June 26 when McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris present Sportsman Shootout night. The event features the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, along with Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

The DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds return this Friday for the division’s only visit to Ohsweken this season. Formerly a weekly division at Ohsweken, the class has produced several current Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division regulars, including 2010 champion Dave Dykstra.

The Sportsman Shootout shifts the rivalry between Gary Lindberg and Brad Rouse to Ohsweken, as the two drivers have dominated the Sportsman divisions at Merrittville Speedway and Humberstone Speedway this season. Lindberg won the 2013 Sportsman Shootout at Ohsweken, while Rouse was the 2014 winner of the event. Also among the strong field expected on Friday is two-time Ohsweken track champion Jay Mallory, who leads the all-time DIRTcar sanctioned feature wins list at Ohsweken.

An average of 130 drivers have signed in for each of the first four rounds of the 2015 season at Ohsweken, with the five weekly racing series divisions producing close championship standings, and 19 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, June 26. Adult general admission is $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!

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 McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris: McDonald’s restaurants have served the world some of its favourite food since 1955. McDonald’s is more than just your local restaurant. They’re hardworking small businessmen and women, students working part-time, seniors getting the most out of life, and volunteers lending time to make a difference in the communities they live and work in. McDonald’s locations in Brantford include 73 King George Road, 27 Stanley Street, 300 King George Road, and 299 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, while they’re also in Paris at 307 Grand River Street North. Grab a bite to eat on the way to the races, or visit the drive-thru on your way home. Visit www.McDonalds.ca for more information.

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.

2015 Results

ZIMBARDI, DEMAN, VAN WART, YOUNG, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON RENWAY ENERGY “CORR/PAK VS. PST” NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (June 19, 2015) – 135 drivers signed in to race on Renway Energy “Corr/Pak vs. PST” Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Jared Zimbardi, Wyatt Van Wart, Trevor Young and Dusty DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
RENWAY ENERGY “CORR/PAK VS. PST” NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 135

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
VS. PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR (28 entries)

Dain Naida and Keith Dempster drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car feature, and both led portions of the race along with Todd Hoddick and eventual winner Jared Zimbardi. Several contenders fell by the wayside, as Glenn Styres dropped out of the race due to mechanical problems after just 3 laps, while Naida got off track while leading on lap 12, and later crashed.

Hoddick and Zimbardi raced for the lead after the halfway mark of the race, and Hoddick briefly took the top spot before “The Juice” squeezed back around him, and went on to win by 1.364 seconds. Hoddick settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Howland, 20th starter Jason Barney, and Steve Collins.

Heat races for the 28 car field were claimed by Glenn Styres, Todd Hoddick, and Chris Steele, while Jason Barney won the B-Feature, and Steve Collins won the “4 Laps Of Fame” Dash Race.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (3)
2. 49 Todd Hoddick (7)
3. 51 Bryan Howland (8)
4. 87 Jason Barney (20)
5. 67c Steve Collins (9)
6. 3r Shane Ross (11)
7. 5 Keith Dempster (2)
8. 80 Chris Steele (6)
9. 19 Cory Turner (18)
10. 11 Jamie Turner (12)
11. 10 Mitch Brown (15)
12. 5c Conor Mahoney (19)
13. 38 Tyler Hendricks (23)
14. 91 Ryan Turner (24)
15. 8b Alain Bergeron (5)
16. 3 Dale Gosselin (22)
17. 2 Lee Winger (17)
DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (13)
DNF. 77 Dain Naida (1)
DNF. 7m Justin Martin (14)
DNF. 52 Jesse Costa (16)
DNF. 81 Derek Jonathan (10)
DNF. 14h Jim Huppunen (21)
DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (4)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dain Naida (1, 5-11), Dempster (2-4), Zimbardi (12-15, 17-25), Hoddick (16)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 3. 7m Justin Martin (Rodney), 4. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, PA), 5. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 8. 3 Dale Gosselin (Saint-Pie, QC), 9. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 10. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie). Time – 1:53.413

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC), 4. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 5. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 6. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 7. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams). Time – 1:54.892

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 2. 51 Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY), 3. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 7. 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas), 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Chatham), 9. 11z Zach Zumpe (St. Catharines). No Time

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

“4 LAPS OF FAME” DASH RACE (4 laps – Determined A-Feature starting positions 9-14)
Finish. Number Name
1. 67 Steve Collins, 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, 3. 3r Shane Ross, 4. 11 Jamie Turner, 5. 01 Kyle Fraser, DNF. 7m Justin Martin. Time – 58.853

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 52 Jesse Costa, 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, 4. 3 Dale Gosselin, 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, 7. 11z Zach Zumpe, 8. 94z Stan Zanchin, 9. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 10. 91 Ryan Turner. Time – 1:58.816

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTERS:  Tyler Hendricks (Corr/Pak), Ryan Turner (PST)

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Mack DeMan and Brad Herron started on the front row for the Crate Sprint Car feature, and DeMan led all 15 laps, but he and third place finisher Jake Brown did not pass post-race technical inspection* due to infractions that were determined by track officials to be no fault of the teams. The problems were with engines supplied by one of the speedway’s approved Crate Sprint Car division engine builders.

*UPDATE: Mack DeMan and Jake Brown were awarded their finishing positions, points, and prize money after a thorough review process. Read more here: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?p=3906

Crashes and various other issues plagued drivers who were contending for top 5 positions; Herron was running fourth when he lost a wheel on lap 5, while Aaron Turkey had radiator problems while running third, Dylan Westbrook was forced to make a stop in the work area while running second on lap 11, and Ryan Hunsinger and Mike Thorne were both penalized after a red flag for Herron’s crash. Thorne recovered to follow DeMan to the finish line, followed by Brown, Steve Lyons, and Hunsinger.

Heat races for the 12 car field were claimed by Mack DeMan and Ryan Hunsinger, while DeMan also claimed the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance “Top Gun” Award for running the fastest lap during the heat races.

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

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 4 Mack DeMan (Mississauga), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 4. 54 Ed Green (Ohsweken), 5. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 6. 9 Steve Lyons (Carlisle). No Time

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 2. 77x Alex Hill (Ohsweken), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 4. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 5. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 6. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford). Time – 1:32.981

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

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (40 entries)

A wild 20 lap Thunder Stock feature which saw 7 lead changes among 6 different drivers began with Mike Graham and Karl Sault on the front row. Sault led early, but was overtaken by 10th starter Jeremy May until May spun after contact. Dave Bailey and Blake Bomberry, Jr. both took turns at the front of the pack until 22nd starter Dave Silverthorn, Jr. got around them, with 13th starter Wyatt Van Wart in hot pursuit.

Silverthorn and Van Wart diced for the lead late in the race, and Van Wart was able to squeeze inside Silverthorn in turn four and go on to his first win of the season. Bailey took the runner-up spot, followed by Bomberry, Silverthorn, and Alex Schuts.

Heat races for the 40 car field were claimed by Kacey Huffman, Jeremy May, Ryan Dinning, and Blake Bomberry, Jr., while Jesse McDonald and Dave Silverthorn, Jr. won the B-Features.

A-FEATURE
(20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (13)
2. 49 Dave Bailey (20)
3. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (16)
4. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (22)
5. 5 Alex Schuts (18)
6. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (19)
7. 1 Chris Dickie (23)
8. 28 Jim Lampman (15)
9. 88 Jesse McDonald (21)
10. 2 Mikey Kruchka (17)
11. 8 Dale Gyokery (12)
12. 33 Jack Myers (28)
13. 84rk Ryan Beagle (6)
14. 56 Dereck Lemyre (25)
15. 38 Terry Martin (3)
16. 23 Trevor DeBoer (24)
17. 777x Steve Hess (9)
18. 7x Chase Hess (14)
19. 16 Jeremy May (10)
20. 119 Shaun Quinn (8)
21. 64 Steve Perry (26)
22. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (7)
23. 911 Nick Liverance (5)
24. 85b Ryan Dinning (11)
DNF. 40 Derek Liverance (27)
DNF. 81 Karl Sault (4)
DNF. 48 Mike Graham (1)
DNS. 13 Kacey Huffman (2)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Karl Sault (1-2, 5), Jeremy May (3-4, 6-7), Dave Bailey (8-9), Blake Bomberry, Jr. (10-12), Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (13-17), Wyatt Van Wart (18-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford), 2. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 3. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), 4. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford), 5. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 6. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken), 7. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken), DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (Hagersville), DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), DNF. 77 Brett Rodwell (Mount Hope). Time – 2:48.867

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 3. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 4. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 5. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (Ohsweken), 6. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 7. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville), 8. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph), DNF. 00 Robbie General (Hagersville), DNF. 93k Mike Klazinga (Caledonia). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 3. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 4. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 5. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 7. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford), 8. 114 Al Hilton (Brantford), DNF. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 2. 108 Bill Bliech, Jr. (Port Robinson), 3. 2 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 4. 5 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 5. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 6. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 7. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 8. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet), 9. 64 Steve Perry (Stoney Creek), 10. 45 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton). Time – 2:40.136

B-FEATURE #1 (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, 2. 1 Chris Dickie, 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre, 4. 40 Derek Liverance, 5. 49h Jerry Hill, 6. 00 Robbie General, 7. 13x Craig White, DNF. 114 Al Hilton, DNF. 77 Brett Rodwell, DNF. 93k Mike Klazinga. No Time

B-FEATURE #2 (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., 2. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 3. 64 Steve Perry, 4. 33 Jack Myers, 5. 97 Max Chechalk, 6. 52 Tony Fraser, 7. 66 Brady Longboat, 8. 53 Logan Shwedyk, 9. 93 Melissa Miller, DNF. 11r Bryce Richardson. No Time

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (40 entries)

Matt Nuell and Adam Hallett started at the front of the pack for the 15 lap Mini Stock feature, and Hallett led the first four laps before his engine began to falter. Trevor Young had started 10th, but quickly made his way to the front and held off 20th starter Jason Lungaro to take an emotional first feature win in memory of his late uncle. Lungaro settled for the runner-up spot, followed by 18th starter Brandon Janssens, Rob Slater, and 15th starter Kathi Dickie.

Heat races for the 40 car field were claimed by Adam Hallett, Kevin Slater, Mark Bazuin, and Brandon Janssens, while Chad Smelser and Andy Ryckman won the B-Features.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 51 Trevor Young (10)
2. 7 Jason Lungaro (20)
3. 66x Brandon Janssens (18)
4. 55 Rob Slater (6)
5. 1 Kathi Dickie (15)
6. 21x Mark Bazuin (11)
7. 93 Chris Ryckman (12)
8. 95 Shone Evans (13)
9. 6 Jason Dixon (16)
10. 12x Jake Bazuin (19)
11. 99 Robin Elliott (17)
12. 90 Chad Smelser (21)
13. 22 Brittani Myers (3)
14. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (24)
15. 2 Matt Nuell (1)
16. 32 Gillian Hils (26)
17. 29 Lucas Lubin (14)
18. 79 Steve Miller (9)
19. 96 Brian Crosgrove (7)
20. 69 Rob Twitchett (28)
21. 49 Gary Hodgson (4)
22. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (25)
23. 60 Martin Schroeder (23)
24. 05 Dave Goodacre (5)
25. 39r Andy Ryckman (22)
DNF. 18 Adam Hallett (2)
DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (8)
DNS. 72 Tim Youngblut (27)
Time – 5:30.631 NEW TRACK RECORD
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Adam Hallett (1-4), Trevor Young (5-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 18 Adam Hallett (Cambridge), 2. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 3. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 4. 49 Gary Hodgson (London), 5. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), DNF. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), DNF. 6x Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), DNF. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), DNF. 10 Laura Hughes (Caledonia), DQ. 72 Tim Youngblut (Brantford). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 56 Kevin Slater (Caledonia), 2. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 3. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 4. 51 Trevor Young (Ancaster), 5. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 6. 39r Andy Ryckman (Hamilton), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 8. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 9. 26 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 10. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton). Time – 2:11.923

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 2. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 3. 95 Shone Evans (Scotland), 4. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 5. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 6. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 7. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 8. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 9. 60 Martin Schroeder (Beachville), 10. 84 Devon Bacher (Hagersville). Time – 2:06.617 NEW TRACK RECORD

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 3. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hagersville), 4. 12x Jake Bazuin (Caledonia), 5. 6 Jason Dixon (Brantford), 6. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (Simcoe), 7. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 8. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley), 9. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Hamilton), DNS. 31 Bailey Patterson (Cambridge). No Time

B-FEATURE #1 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 90 Chad Smelser, 2. 60 Martin Schroeder, 3. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, DNF. 72 Tim Youngblut, DNF. 43c Clinton Nicholls, DNF. 76 Jamie Goudge, DNS. 17 Mike Taylor, DNS. 11 Mike Giberson, DNS. 84 Devon Bacher, DNS. 37 Rob Hoskins. No Time

B-FEATURE #2 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 39r Andy Ryckman, 2. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, 3. 32 Gillian Hils, 4. 69 Rob Twitchett, 5. 64 Doug Erskine, 6. 9 Tim DeBoer, 7. 26 Tim Nuell, 8. 10 Laura Hughes, DNF. 6x Mike Sarantakos, DNS. 31 Bailey Patterson. Time – 2:17.032

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (15 entries)

Dusty DeBoer became the first driver in any Ohsweken division to score multiple feature wins in 2015 thanks to a charge from 8th to 1st in the 12 lap Bomber feature. Patrick Abrahamsson started 11th and chased DeBoer to the finish line, followed by 12th starter Jerry Burnham, Wayde Thorne, and Joe DeBoer.

Heat races for the 15 car field were claimed by Paul Longboat and Dusty DeBoer.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (8)
2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (11)
3. 14 Jerry Burnham (12)
4. 6 Wayde Thorne (6)
5. 42 Joe DeBoer (7)
6. 95 Mark Thorne (9)
7. 115 Risi George (13)
8. 3 Alex Maas (2)
9. 22b Brooke Nelson (3)
10. 57 Jordan Marlor (15)
11. 22a Ashley Nelson (1)
12. 7 Eric Maaj (14)
13. 37 Jake Maas (10)
14. 188 Paul Longboat (5)
DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (4)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 3. 3 Alex Maas (Cambridge), 4. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 5. 95 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 6. 22b Brooke Nelson (Hamilton), 7. 22a Ashley Nelson (Hamilton), 8. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Burlington), 3. 14 Jerry Burnham (Ohsweken), 4. 57 Jordan Marlor (Ancaster), 5. 115 Risi George (Brantford), 6. 7 Eric Maas (Cambridge), 7. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:
McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford present “Sportsman Shootout” night on Friday, June 26, featuring DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, 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 weekly Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway on Thursday nights. 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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AND THE WINNER IS…

CONGRATULATIONS TO RON PINKERTON!

Ron has won the pair of reserved seats to this Saturday nights Mudslinger 50 at Brighton Speedway featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Southern Ontario Sprints.

Ron correctly answered that Mitch Brown was one of the 18 drivers that has won a sprint car race at both Brighton Speedway and Ohsweken Speedway.

Here is the complete list of winners between the two tracks:

Mike Galajda
Tim Phillips
Kevin Job
Mike Ling
Mike Stelter
Ryan Coniam
Adam West
Kyle Wilson
Cody Geldart
Kyle Patrick
Ryan Hunsinger
Warren Mahoney
Dain Naida
Jamie Collard
Mitch Brown
Keith Dempster
Rick Wilson
Glenn Styres

For more information about the Mudslinger 50 and to order your tickets visit www.brightonspeedway.com.

News

RENWAY ENERGY PRESENTS “CORR/PAK VS. PST” THIS FRIDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (June 17, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, June 19 when Renway Energy presents “Corr/Pak vs. PST Night”. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division will defend home turf against the Patriot Sprint Tour, while the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions will also be part of the show.

Past Ohsweken feature winners Jason Barney, Jared Zimbardi, Bryan Howland, and Steve Collins are just a few of the PST invaders expected this Friday. Barney is leading the PST Canada championship standings thanks to a feature win in April’s series opener at Merrittville Speedway, while current Corr/Pak points leader Todd Hoddick is the most recent feature winner at Ohsweken. Several Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car drivers also hold spots in the PST Canada series top 10, including Mitch Brown, Glenn Styres, Jim Huppunen, Cory Turner, Jamie Turner, and Ryan Turner.

An average of 128 drivers have signed in for each of the first three rounds of the 2015 season at Ohsweken, with the five weekly racing series divisions producing close championship standings, and 15 different feature winners. Wall of Fame Night racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, June 19. Adult general admission is $15, while seniors and students are $12, kids age 7-12 are $3, and kids age 6 and under are FREE. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

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 Renway Energy: 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, and Renway has returned as the official fuel supplier of Ohsweken Speedway for 2015. 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

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 JAKE BROWN

Note – This article originally appeared in the May 29, 2015 edition of the Ohsweken Speedway souvenir program.

“TOP 10”…WITH CRATE SPRINT CAR DRIVER JAKE BROWN

By Tommy Goudge (May 25, 2015) – Our series of interviews for the 2015 season continues with sophomore Crate Sprint Car driver Jake Brown, who spoke with us during the week before Opening Night. A graduate of the Mini Stock and Thunder Stock divisions, and younger brother of 360 Sprint Car driver Mitch Brown, Jake won two features during his rookie season in the Crate Sprint Car division, and finished third in the championship standings.

Jake Brown – Fast Facts10JakeBrown
Car #: 1-10
Birthdate: May 10, 1995
Hometown: Brantford ON
Occupation: Mechanic
Website: www.MitchBrownRacing.com
Twitter: @iantnorookie
Car Owner: Doug Brown
Sponsors: APC, Strode’s Express, Brown Auto Service, Bernie’s Auto Body, Metal Work, DJ Deliveries

TG: When you’re lined up waiting to go out on the track for a race, what is going through your mind?

JB: Not much comes to mind, other than go fast, be smooth and, most of all, be consistent every lap around.

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

JB: (It) was when my brother first started out racing Mini Stocks, and all I could remember was the roar of the motors, and how I loved it.

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

JB: I would love to just keep doing Sprint Car racing, only on a larger scale – hopefully racing 10 or 11 months of the year. Nothing else compares to Sprint Car racing and the passion people have for it, especially in such states as Pennsylvania, Ohio, or Indiana.

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

JB: I really have no complaints. I love everything about dirt track racing.

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?

JB: I think that younger generations really have to see racing first hand to see how fast we go – to see the battles that take place on the track that get fans on the edges of their seats, and keep them either coming back to watch or compete in racing themselves.

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

JB: I wouldn’t say I enjoy competing against one particular driver – I’m just competing trying to catch whoever is in front of me.

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?

JB: I would say always look at the positives, whether it’s making a top ten finish, setting the car up different to make it handle better, etc…Just always be positive because you get nowhere in life being negative. Strive to be better every time you’re on the track, and success will come.

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

JB: I never really got an autograph from anyone who was a big deal to me growing up. I just always looked up to my Grandpa Harold and the way he lived his life, worked, and raced.

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

JB: I’d tell them to look up to whoever is a hard worker, and is a positive, humble person.

TG: I’m asking each person to give me a question for the next interview. Mark Bazuin asks “Who do you think is an up and coming driver to watch for?”

JB: Dylan Westbrook in the #47x (crate sprint) car. He is a smart kid who picks up what the track is doing.

TG: …And do you have a question for the next person?

JB: Who is your biggest idol in life?

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!

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2015 DIRTcar SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT ROSTER

Are you planning to race at Ohsweken Speedway in the DIRTcar Sportsman Shootout on Friday, June 26? Send us an e-mail at media@ohswekenspeedway.com, tweet us @OhswekenSpdway or post on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY

Last updated: June 25, 2015

2015 DIRTcar Sportsman Shootout Roster
TBD Glenn Styres
1 Andrew Smith
2k Rob Knapp
5s Kevin Sharpe
12 Chad Chevalier
12a Jeff Armstrong
17c Jordan Cosco
18r Brad Rouse
20 Jay Mallory
21p Tyler Puchalski
28 Gary Lindberg
29 Gord Moreau
38 Austin Wood
40 Robert Baker
66 Darrell Farraway
70 Shane Ostrander
111 Robbie Rounce

2015 Results, News, Wall of Fame

JUNE 12 WALL OF FAME NIGHT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

by Tommy Goudge (June 12, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Heavy afternoon rain at Ohsweken Speedway and a forecast for more bad weather has forced the cancellation of Rochester Knighthawks night on Friday, June 12. The Wall of Fame ceremonies scheduled for tonight will now take place on Friday, July 3.

Ohsweken’s 20th anniversary season will continue next Friday, June 19 when Renway Energy presents “Corr/Pak vs. PST” Night. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division will take on invaders from the Patriot Sprint Tour, while the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions are also scheduled to compete next Friday, June 19. 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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