2015 Results

FRIESEN, DICKIE, & DEBOER TAKE ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN FEATURE WINS

by Tommy Goudge (July 28, 2015) – Stewart Friesen became only the second Canadian – and first since 1983 – to win a World of Outlaws Sprint Car series feature race at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday. A total of 78 drivers signed in to race in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. Chris Dickie and Joe DeBoer also visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN
TOTAL ENTRIES – 78

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES (30 entries)
Originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Stewart Friesen now resides in Sprakers, New York with wife Jessica Zemken. Primarily a Modified driver, Stewart Friesen was competing in just the fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Car series event of his career on Tuesday as he filled in for Zemken, who is expecting the couple’s first child.  Zemken became the first woman to win the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken last season, while Friesen is now the first Canadian to win a World of Outlaws feature on home soil. His win is the first World of Outlaws triumph for a Canadian since Tim Gee went to victory lane at Paragon, Indiana on July 13, 1983.

The annual Six Nations Showdown A-Feature saw 4 drivers officially trade the lead 5 times over the 30 lap distance on the very slick surface. Pole-sitter Brad Sweet led the first lap before the series championship points leader Donny Schatz took over and set off in search of his third consecutive Six Nations Showdown victory. Schatz was beginning to thread his way through slower traffic on lap 9 when Paige Polyak stopped in turn 2 with a flat left front tire to bring out the yellow flag.

Logan Schuchart restarted third behind Schatz and Sweet and moved into the lead on lap 12, while Friesen got by Sweet for third on the same lap. Friesen then passed Schatz 2 laps later, but the top 3 cars were close together when Schuchart quickly caught the back end of the field again. Parker Price-Miller and David Gravel were also into the top 5 at this point, and closing on the leaders. Friesen officially led lap 18 after an outside move, but Schuchart quickly recovered the lead.

Schuchart and Friesen raced close together and made contact exiting turn 4 on lap 22, when Friesen took over the lead for good. Friesen opened a lead during the next few laps while Schatz and Price-Miller moved past Schuchart, but Friesen’s gap went away when the yellow flag came out for Jason Sides’ spin in turn three. Friesen kept Schatz behind him during the 2 lap dash to the finish to score a popular win with the large crowd on hand. Schatz settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Price-Miller, Schuchart, and Daryn Pittman.

A-FEATURE
(30 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1z Stewart Friesen (7)
2. 15 Donny Schatz (2)
3. 67 Parker Price-Miller (8)
4. 1s Logan Schuchart (3)
5. 9 Daryn Pittman (10)
6. 7 David Gravel (6)
7. 49 Brad Sweet (1)
8. 41 Jason Johnson (18)
9. 11k Kraig Kinser (5)
10. 2 Shane Stewart (16)
11. 29 Kerry Madsen (4)
12. 35 Jared Zimbardi (19)
13. 77 Dain Naida (13)
14. 1a Jacob Allen (21)
15. 5d Dave Dykstra (24)
16. 7s Jason Sides (14)
17. 51 Paul McMahan (11)
18. 19 Paige Polyak (22)
19. 71m Joey Saldana (17)
20. 98 Joe Trenca (9)
DNF. 67c Steve Collins (12)
DNF. 55 Mark Smith (15)
DNF. 91 Ryan Turner (23)
DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (20)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brad Sweet (1), Donny Schatz (2-11), Logan Schuchart (12-17, 19-21), Stewart Friesen (18, 22-30)
Hard Charger – Jason Johnson (+10)

TIME TRIALS (2 laps – Top 16 inverted into heat race starting positions)
Rank. # Name Best Lap (Qualifying Order)
1. 29 Kerry Madsen 13.810 (), 2. 7 David Gravel 14.110 (), 3. 15 Donny Schatz 14.276 (), 4. 49 Brad Sweet 14.403 (), 5. 98 Joe Trenca 14.411 (), 6. 1s Logan Schuchart 14.451 (), 7. 9 Daryn Pittman 14.464 (), 8. 51 Paul McMahan 14.603 (), 9. 67c Steve Collins 14.619 (), 10. 1z Stewart Friesen 14.674 (), 11. 67 Parker Price-Miller 14.714 (), 12. 11k Kraig Kinser 14.716 (), 13. 77 Dain Naida 14.742 (), 14. 7s Jason Sides 14.762 (), 15. 55 Mark Smith 14.815 (), 16. 2 Shane Stewart 14.856 (), 17. 71m Joey Saldana 14.954 (), 18. 41 Jason Johnson 15.139 (), 19. 35 Jared Zimbardi 15.374 (), 20. 11 Jamie Turner 15.450 (), 21. 1a Jacob Allen 15.531 (), 22. 5d Dave Dykstra 15.562 (), 23. 3r Shane Ross 15.565 (), 24. 27h Tom Huppunen 15.843 (), 25. 19t Cory Turner 15.939 (), 26. 91 Ryan Turner 16.010 (), 27. 19 Paige Polyak 16.094 (), 28. 19k Joe Kubiniec 16.301 (), 29. 5 Keith Dempster 16.378 (), 30. 47x Dylan Westbrook 16.496 ()

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1z Stewart Friesen (1), 2. 9 Daryn Pittman (2), 3. 2 Shane Stewart (6), 4. 49 Brad Sweet (3), 5. 29 Kerry Madsen (4), 6. 77 Dain Naida (5), 7. 35 Jared Zimbardi (7), 8. 19k Joe Kubiniec (10), 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (8), 10. 19t Cory Turner (9). Time – 2:01.498

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 67 Parker Price-Miller (1), 2. 51 Paul McMahan (2), 3. 7s Jason Sides (5), 4. 7 David Gravel (4), 5. 71m Joey Saldana (6), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (7), 7. 3r Shane Ross (8), 8. 91 Ryan Turner (9), 9. 5 Keith Dempster (10), 10. 98 Joe Trenca (3). Time – 2:01.892

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11k Kraig Kinser (1), 2. 1s Logan Schuchart (3), 3. 55 Mark Smith (5), 4. 15 Donny Schatz (4), 5. 1a Jacob Allen (7), 6. 67c Steve Collins (2), 7. 27h Tom Huppunen (8), 8. 41 Jason Johnson (6), 9. 47x Dylan Westbrook (10), DNF. 19 Paige Polyak (9). Time – 2:05.646

DASH (6 laps – Determined top 8 A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Brad Sweet (1), 2. 15 Donny Schatz (2), 3. 1s Logan Schuchart (5), 4. 29 Kerry Madsen (4), 5. 11k Kraig Kinser (8), 6. 7 David Gravel (3), 7. 1z Stewart Friesen (6), DNF. 67 Parker Price-Miller (7). Time – 1:34.897

B-FEATURE (12 laps – Top 6 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (3), 2. 41 Jason Johnson (2), 3. 98 Joe Trenca (1), 4. 19 Paige Polyak (9), 5. 91 Ryan Turner (8), 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (4), 7. 3r Shane Ross (5), 8. 19t Cory Turner (7), 9. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12), 10. 19k Joe Kubiniec (10), 11. 5 Keith Dempster (11), DNF. 27h Tom Huppunen (6). Time – 3:26.792

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (36 entries)
Brady Longboat led the first lap of the Thunder Stock feature, but the was barely underway when Bryce Richardson, Mark Fawcett, and Ryan Dinning were caught up in a crash which forced Fawcett to retire from the event. Dereck Lemyre took the lead after the restart before giving way to Chris Dickie, who in turn saw 21st starter Ken Sargent get past him on lap 10.

Sargent opened a large lead, but saw that advantage disappear with 4 laps left when Jeremy May spun and brought out a yellow flag. Wyatt Van Wart had moved through the field from 24th on the grid, with 17th starter Karl Sault also in the mix at the front. Van Wart challenged Sargent for the lead, but Sault managed to pass both of them on lap 23. Sargent’s hopes were dashed when he made contact with the backstretch wall and lost a wheel on lap 24.

Sault restarted the race in the lead with 2 laps to go, with Van Wart and Dickie behind him. Van Wart stayed close behind Sault, and the two drivers made contact exiting turn 2 on the last lap. Sault and Van Wart were briefly hooked together, which allowed Dickie to sneak by for the win, while Sault spun. Van Wart recovered to take the runner-up spot, followed by rim-riding 20th starter Dave Bailey, Lemyre, and Chase Hess.

Bailey’s lead in the championship standings now stands at 8 points over Van Wart.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie (5)
2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (24)
3. 49 Dave Bailey (20)
4. 56 Dereck Lemyre (6)
5. 7x Chase Hess (12)
6. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (23)
7. 5 Alex Schuts (16)
8. 777x Steve Hess (14)
9. 81 Karl Sault (17)
10. 28 Jim Lampman (25)
11. 2 Ryan Dinning (19)
12. 11r Bryce Richardson (15)
13. 8 Dale Gyokery (18)
14. 88 Jesse McDonald (11)
15. 23 Trevor DeBoer (7)
16. 119 Shaun Quinn (8)
17. 16 Jeremy May (22)
18. 24 Dan Nanticoke (27)
19. 84rk Ryan Beagle (26)
20. 40 Derek Liverance (9)
21. 49h Jerry Hill (28)
22. 48 Mike Graham (4)
23. 93 Melissa Miller (3)
DNF. 85s Ken Sargent (21)
DNF. 93k Mike Klazinga (1)
DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (10)
DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (2)
DNF. 32 Mark Fawcett (13)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brady Longboat (1), Dereck Lemyre (2-4), Chris Dickie (5-9, 25), Ken Sargent (10-22), Karl Sault (23-24)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Chris Dickie (9), 2. 56 Dereck Lemyre (11), 3. 66 Brady Longboat (2), 4. 48 Mike Graham (8), 5. 93k Mike Klazinga (1), 6. 93 Melissa Miller (4), 7. 119 Shaun Quinn (12), 8. 49h Jerry Hill (10), 9. 97 Max Chechalk (5), 10. 13 Kacey Huffman (6), 11. 52 Tony Fraser (7), DNS. 53 Logan Shwedyk (3). Time – 2:54.743

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Mark Fawcett (9), 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (5), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer (1), 4. 7x Chase Hess (7), 5. 777x Steve Hess (10), 6. 40 Derek Liverance (2), 7. 88 Jesse McDonald (6), 8. 64 Brandon McFerran (3), 9. 16 Jeremy May (4), 10. 166 Thomas Martin (12), DNF. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (11), DNS. 84rk Ryan Beagle (8). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2 Ryan Dinning (8), 2. 81 Karl Sault (5), 3. 5 Alex Schuts (3), 4. 49 Dave Bailey (10), 5. 11r Bryce Richardson (1), 6. 85s Ken Sargent (11), 7. 8 Dale Gyokery (7), 8. 28 Jim Lampman (6), 9. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (9), 10. 38 Terry Martin (4), 11. 24 Dan Nanticoke (12), DNF. 00 Robbie General (2). Time – 2:41.009

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 16 Jeremy May (6), 2. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (7), 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (12), 4. 28 Jim Lampman (11), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (15), 6. 24 Dan Nanticoke (13), 7. 49h Jerry Hill (4), 8. 38 Terry Martin (10), 9. 97 Max Chechalk (1), 10. 53 Logan Shwedyk (14), 11. 166 Thomas Martin (8), 12. 64 Brandon McFerran (5), DNF. 00 Robbie General (9), DNF. 52 Tony Fraser (3), DNS. Kacey Huffman (2). Time – 2:47.599

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (12 entries)
Front row starter Joe DeBoer took the lead early in the non-stop Bomber race and went on to claim his first win of the season. Wayde Thorne took a hard-fought runner-up finish, followed by Jerry Burnham, Paul Longboat, and Dusty DeBoer.

Dusty Deboer now holds a 15 point lead in the championship standings over Burnham.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 42 Joe DeBoer (2)
2. 6 Wayde Thorne (3)
3. 14 Jerry Burnham (5)
4. 188 Paul Longboat (8)
5. 23 Dusty Deboer (9)
6. 95 Mark Thorne (4)
7. 26 Ashton Reekie (11)
8. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (7)
9. 155 Dustin Longboat (1)
10. 32 Gillian Hils (12)
11. 8 Adam Nigh (6)
12. 82 Adam Taylor (10)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 42 Joe DeBoer (2), 2. 95 Mark Thorne (4), 3. 155 Dustin Longboat (1), 4. 14 Jerry Burnham (5), 5. 6 Wayde Thorne (3), 6. 8 Adam Nigh (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (2), 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (1), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (3), 4. 26 Ashton Reekie (6), 5. 32 Gillian Hils (4), 6. 82 Adam Taylor (5)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:

Friday, July 31 – NO RACING

Friday, August 7 – Weekly Racing – “CORR/PAK VS. ESS”
Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance presents:
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

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TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for 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
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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.

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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.

Photos by Dale Calnan / ImageFactor.ca

2015 Results

PRICE-MILLER, WILLIAMSON, SHANTZ, & BAZUIN TAKE BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS WINS

by Tommy Goudge (July 27, 2015) – 81 drivers signed in to race in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Monday. Parker Price-Miller, Mat Williamson, Josh Shantz, and Mark Bazuin visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS
TOTAL ENTRIES – 81

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (17 entries)
Shane Ross got the better of polesitter Parker Price-Miller at the start of the 360 Sprint Car feature, and led the first 5 laps before Price-Miller made what turned out to be the feature-winning move. Mark Smith, Glenn Styres, and Mitch Brown raced hard for the third position before Smith got clear of them and passed Ross for the second position on lap 7. Ross had an issue with his safety equipment and drove through the pit area two laps later, losing a lap in the process and handing the third position to Styres.

Price-Miller and Smith pulled away from the rest of the field, with Smith occasionally closing the gap as they worked through slower traffic. Tyler Hendricks brought out the only yellow flag of the race on lap 16 when he spun off the track in turn 2. Smith wasn’t able to do make a move on the leader when the race restarted, and Price-Miller went on to claim his second Ohsweken Speedway victory in as many attempts. Smith closed the gap at the end, but settled for the runner-up spot by a margin of 0.924 seconds, followed by Styres, Brown, and Jason Barney.

The win was worth $3,000 to Price-Miller, and guaranteed that he will start no worse than 8th in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature in September.

Styres now has the lead in the championship standings, with Brown 2 points behind, and Todd Hoddick 8 points further back.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 67 Parker Price-Miller (1)
2. 55 Mark Smith (4)
3. 0 Glenn Styres (6)
4. 10 Mitch Brown (3)
5. 87 Jason Barney (7)
6. 80 Chris Steele (9)
7. 19 Cory Turner (10)
8. 67c Steve Collins (11)
9. 49 Todd Hoddick (8)
10. 5 Keith Dempster (13)
11. 11 Jamie Turner (15)
12. 14h Jim Huppunen (16)
13. 3r Shane Ross (2)
14. 91 Ryan Turner (12)
15. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5)
DNF. 94z Stan Zanchin (14)
DNS. 77 Dain Naida (17)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shane Ross (1-5), Parker Price-Miller (6-25)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 87 Jason Barney (1), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (4), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (5), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (6), 5. 67 Parker Price-Miller (8), 6. 91 Ryan Turner (2), 7. 94z Stan Zanchin (3), 8. 11 Jamie Turner (7), DNS. 77 Dain Naida (9). Time – 1:56.085

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 3r Shane Ross (2), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (4), 3. 80 Chris Steele (1), 4. 19 Cory Turner (3), 5. 55 Mark Smith (8), 6. 67c Steve Collins (5), 7. 5 Keith Dempster (7), 8. 14h Jim Huppunen (6). Time – 1:56.803

(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): 3r Shane Ross

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DIRTcar 358 MODIFIEDS (14 entries)
The only 358 Modified race of the Ohsweken season produced 6 lead changes among 4 different drivers, and a repeat winner in Mat Williamson. Tyler McPherson pulled away early in the race after a brief joust with polesitter Chad Brachmann, while Mike Bowman used the outside line to slice through the field after starting 7th. Brachmann had his hands full with Mark D’Ilario, with Bowman joining the fight for the second position on lap 5.

Several yellow flags in the middle portion of the race brought Brachmann back into the fight for the lead. Brachmann used the outside line to take the lead from McPherson after the restarts, while D’Ilario and Brandon Easey both crashed out of top 5 spots. Bowman continued to pound the outside groove and passed Brachmann for the lead on lap 17. He immediately pulled away by several car lengths, and looked to have the race in hand.

Williamson had fallen as far back as 6th earlier in the race, but he was up to 3rd on lap 22 when Bowman’s right front wheel locked up and caused him to spin off the end of turn 3. Brachmann chose the outside line for the restart, with Williamson lining up to his inside, and 9th starter Erick Rudolph up to 3rd. Williamson used a slide job to take the lead, leaving Brachmann to fend off Rudolph and 13th starter Bill Bleich. Williamson went on to win by 0.582 seconds, with Rudolph edging out Brachmann for the runner-up spot, followed by Bleich and McPherson.

A-FEATURE (30 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 6 Mat Williamson (4)
2. 19c Erick Rudolph (9)
3. 3 Chad Brachmann (1)
4. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (13)
5. 777 Tyler McPherson (2)
6. 72 Tommy Flannigan (5)
7. 38 Scott Wood (12)
8. 08 Mark D’Ilario (6)
9. 28 Todd Gordon (14)
10. 74 David Flannigan, Jr. (11)
11. 22 Travis Miller (10)
12. 19j Brett Clarke (8)
DNF. 71 Mike Bowman (7)
DNF. 06 Brandon Easey (3)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Tyler McPherson (1, 3-12), Chad Brachmann (2, 13-16), Mike Bowman (17-21), Mat Williamson (22-30)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 777 Tyler McPherson (1), 2. 72 Tommy Flannigan (2), 3. 6 Mat Williamson (4), 4. 71 Mike Bowman (7), 5. 19c Erick Rudolph (3), 6. 74 David Flannigan, Jr. (5), 7. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (6). Time – 2:15.484

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 06 Brandon Easey (1), 2. 08 Mark D’Ilario (2), 3. 3 Chad Brachmann (5), 4. 19j Brett Clarke (4), 5. 22 Travis Miller (3), 6. 38 Scott Wood (7), 7. 28 Todd Gordon (6). No Time

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)
Josh Shantz parlayed a front row starting spot into his second Crate Sprint Car feature win in 4 days Ohsweken. Shantz took the lead early, while polesitter Aaron Turkey and 4th place starter Alex Hill made contact entering the first turn after completing the first lap. Turkey was able to keep going, but Hill’s car suffered damage, and she slid into the infield on the backstretch after contact with Mike Thorne. Hill was out of the race, while Thorne’s crew changed a flat right rear tire and got him back in the race.

12th starter Dylan Westbrook advanced 3 positions on the first lap, and then quickly moved to 3rd in the next 2 laps after the race restarted. Westbrook moved past Ed Green and into the second position on lap 5, and set his sights on Shantz until contact with the wall did some damage to Westbrook’s car. Westbrook maintained the second spot, but it was clear that he did not have the same pace. Shantz drove to the win by 2.473 seconds over Westbrook, 11th starter Jake Brown, Green, and Turkey.

Westbrook now enjoys a 33 point advantage over Brown in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 18 Josh Shantz (2)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12)
3. 1-10 Jake Brown (11)
4. 54 Ed Green (5)
5. 68 Aaron Turkey (1)
6. 00 Mark Czuba (10)
7. 4 Mack DeMan (13)
8. 9 Steve Lyons (7)
9. 12 Brad Herron (6)
10. 55 Mike Thorne (3)
11. 1 Holly Porter (8)
DNF. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (9)
DNF. 77x Alex Hill (4)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Josh Shantz (1-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 68 Aaron Turkey (1), 2. 77x Alex Hill (5), 3. 54 Ed Green (3), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (2), 5. 55 Mike Thorne (4), 6. 12 Brad Herron (6), 7. 4 Mack DeMan (7). Time – 1:36.465

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6), 2. 1 Holly Porter (2), 3. 1-10 Jake Brown (5), 4. 00 Mark Czuba (4), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (1), 6. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (3). Time – 1:36.216

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 1 Holly Porter – 15.797 seconds

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (37 entries)
Mark Bazuin moved from 15th to the lead in just 3 laps, and went on to claim his third Mini Stock feature win of the season. The first attempt at starting the race produced contact, with Adam Hallett getting the worst of it. Lucas Lubin and Gillian Hils each led a lap before Bazuin got to the front and took off, leaving the rest of the field to race three and four wide…and sometimes more than that.

Hils maintained the second position until her car began to emit smoke and she dropped through the field. Elliott took over the job of chasing Bazuin, with Chris Ryckman and Jon Janssens in tow. A yellow flag brought Elliott and the rest of the field to Bazuin’s tail, but no closer as Bazuin took the win by 1.556 seconds over Elliott, Janssens, Shone Evans, and Ryckman.

Brandon Janssens is now the leader in the championship standings, but former leader Lungaro is just 3 points behind.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (15)
2. 99 Robin Elliott (14)
3. 66 Jon Janssens (20)
4. 95 Shone Evans (9)
5. 93 Chris Ryckman (18)
6. 66x Brandon Janssens (21)
7. 37 Rob Hoskins (19)
8. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (22)
9. 7 Jason Lungaro (16)
10. 64 Doug Erskine (12)
11. 6 Jason Dixon (17)
12. 2 Matt Nuell (26)
13. 29 Lucas Lubin (3)
14. 39r Andy Ryckman (24)
15. 6x Mike Sarantakos (10)
16. 4 Steve Zorad (25)
17. 10 Laura Hughes (23)
18. 11 Mike Giberson (2)
19. 05 Dave Goodacre (7)
20. 96 Brian Crosgrove (13)
21. 69 Rob Twitchett (5)
22. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (8)
23. 8 Barry Westman (28)
24. 76 Jamie Goudge (1)
DNF. 32 Gillian Hils (4)
DNF. 55 Rob Slater (6)
DNF. 51 Trevor Young (27)
DNF. 18 Adam Hallett (11)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lucas Lubin (1), Gillian Hils (2), Mark Bazuin (3-20)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 29 Lucas Lubin (6), 2. 76 Jamie Goudge (4), 3. 55 Rob Slater (11), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett (10), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (5), 6. 32 Gillian Hils (9), 7. 05 Dave Goodacre (12), 8. 39r Andy Ryckman (8), 9. 51 Trevor Young (13), 10. 14 Shane Dixon (1), 11. 26 Tim Nuell (3), 12. 84b Devon Bacher (2), DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson (7). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 95 Shone Evans (5), 2. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (1), 3. 64 Doug Erskine (8), 4. 6x Mike Sarantakos (6), 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove (9), 6. 99 Robin Elliott (11), 7. 18 Adam Hallett (7), 8. 90 Chad Smelser (12), 9. 9 Tim Deboer (10), 10. 2 Matt Nuell (4), DNF. 10 Laura Hughes (3), DQ. 22 Brittani Myers (2). Time – 2:18.533

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (1), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (2), 3. 66x Brandon Janssens (10), 4. 93 Chris Ryckman (5), 5. 66 Jon Janssens (8), 6. 6 Jason Dixon (4), 7. 37 Rob Hoskins (7), 8. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (11), 9. 4 Steve Zorad (3), 10. 8 Barry Westman (12), 11. 43c Clinton Nicholls (6), DNF. 1 Kathi Dickie (9). No Time

B-FEATURE (6 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (14), 2. 10 Laura Hughes (7), 3. 39r Andy Ryckman (5), 4. 4 Steve Zorad (11), 5. 2 Matt Nuell (8), 6. 51 Trevor Young (6), 7. 8 Barry Westman (15), 8. 14 Shane Dixon (1), 9. 26 Tim Nuell (3), 10. 43c Murray Nicholls (12), 11. 90 Chad Smelser (10), 12. 84b Devon Bacher (2), DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson (4), DNS. 9 Tim DeBoer (9), DNS. 1 Kathi Dickie (13), DNS. 22 Brittani Myers (16). Time – 2:16.644

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:

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

Friday, July 31 – NO RACING

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TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for 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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: 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.

Photos by Dale Calnan / ImageFactor.ca

News

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS JULY 28, PLUS NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS JULY 27!

by Tommy Goudge (July 25, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Monday and Tuesday with two very special events: The Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Tuesday, July 28, preceded by the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 27.

Arrow Express returns as presenting sponsor of the Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers on Tuesday, July 28.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series is the world’s premier winged sprint car series. The 2015 WoO schedule includes 90 events at 56 different tracks across 23 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. The tour’s visit to Ohsweken will begin a three-race eastern Canadian swing which continues at Brockville, Ontario on Friday, July 31, and concludes at Drummondville, Quebec on Saturday, August 1.

North Dakota’s Donny Schatz leads the WoO championship standings, and has already reached the 20 win mark this season as he chases his 7th series title. Other drivers chasing WoO points this season include Oklahoma drivers Shane Stewart and Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan of Tennessee, Indiana’s Joey Saldana and Kraig Kinser, Australian Kerry Madsen, California driver Brad Sweet, Tennessee’s Jason Sides, Pennsylvanians Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, Louisiana’s Jason Johnson, and Connecticut driver David Gravel.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series has competed at Ohsweken on 9 occasions dating back to 2007. Jason Sides won that first event on July 25, 2007, and also recorded wins at Ohsweken on July 29, 2009, and July 30, 2010. Jason Meyers won at Ohsweken on July 28, 2009, Donny Schatz was the winner on August 1, 2010, July 30, 2013, and July 29, 2014, and Tony Stewart took the checkered flag on both July 27, 2011, and July 31, 2012.

The Northern Summer Nationals event on July 27 includes the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and the only appearance of the season at Ohsweken for the DIRTcar 358 “Small Block” Modifieds.

The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car portion of the Northern Summer Nationals event will include a 25 lap feature, with a $3,000 winner’s prize, valuable championship points, and a guaranteed starting spot no worse than 8th in the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature on the line.

The DIRTcar 358 Modified portion of the event will pay the feature winner $1,500, and will count towards the 358 Modified Mr. DIRTcar championship which takes into account a driver’s best 16 finishes between January 1st and Labour Day. Points standings and other information on the Mr. DIRTcar championship is available at www.DIRTcar.com

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the July 27 Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the July 28 Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the September 18 Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 19! 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 Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sports and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.ArrowExpressSports.com.

About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011, Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088, and visit www.BurgerBarn.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.  Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again 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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: 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

STYRES, SHANTZ, BLEICH, BAZUIN, & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON JIBS ACTION SPORTS NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 24, 2015) – 123 drivers signed in to race on  Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Glenn Styres, Josh Shantz, Bill Bleich, Jr., Jake Bazuin, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
JIBS ACTION SPORTS
AUTOGRAPH NIGHT & “CHRISTMAS IN JULY”
TOTAL ENTRIES – 123

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (17 entries)
Mitch Brown and Dain Naida started the 360 Sprint Car feature on the front row, and Brown used his customary low groove to lead the first 9 laps of the race. A yellow flag on lap 6 for Mike Ferrell’s broken rear end brought Naida and Glenn Styres close behind Brown. Naida used the outside line to take the lead, with Styres in close pursuit.

Naida’s bid for the win came to an end after contact with a slower car sent him careening into the catchfence exiting turn two. Naida was able to walk away from the incident, but his car was heavily damaged.

Styres opened a lead, but Brown patiently stuck to his low groove made up ground as the race neared conclusion. Styres stayed ahead to claim his 5th consecutive Ohsweken win by 0.503 seconds over Brown, followed by Todd Hoddick, Cory Turner, and Ryan Turner.

Hoddick remains the championship leader, but Styres and Brown are just 2 points behind tied for second.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (6)
2. 10 Mitch Brown (1)
3. 49 Todd Hoddick (3)
4. 19 Cory Turner (5)
5. 91 Ryan Turner (7)
6. 5 Keith Dempster (4)
7. 14h Jim Huppunen (9)
8. 67 Chris Durand (17)
9. 71s Shawn Sliter (16)
10. 11 Jamie Turner (10)
11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (8)
DNF. 81 Derek Jonathan (11)
DNF. 77 Dain Naida (2)
DNF. 11z Zach Zumpe (14)
DNF. 15 Mike Ferrell (15)
DNS. 27h Tom Huppunen (12)
DNS. 6 Curtis Gartly (13)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown (1-9), Dain Naida (10-11), Glenn Styres (12-20)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (2), 2. 77 Dain Naida (5), 3. 19 Cory Turner (3), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (1), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7), 6. 27h Tom Huppunen (6), 7. 11z Zach Zumpe (4), DNF. 6 Curtis Gartly (9), DNS. 67 Chris Durand (8). No Time

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Todd Hoddick (2), 2. 91 Ryan Turner (1), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (7), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (6), 5. 81 Derek Jonathan (5), 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (8), 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (3), 8. 71s Shawn Sliter (4). Time – 1:58.258

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 77 Dain Naida

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (14 entries)
Aaron Turkey opened a substantial lead early in the Crate Sprint Car feature, but began to fade as the race progressed. Steve Lyons held the second position until the halfway mark, when 10th starter Ryan Hunsinger took over and began to chase Turkey down.

Front row starter Josh Shantz faded to 4th early in the race, but stuck with his groove around the high side of the track, and eventually caught Hunsinger and Turkey. Shantz passed Hunsinger on lap 12, and Turkey on lap 13 to claim his second win of the season by 0.371 seconds. Turkey settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Hunsinger, Dylan Westbrook, and Lyons.

Westbrook now has a 30 point lead over Jake Brown in the championship standings, with Hunsinger 2 points behind Brown.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 18 Josh Shantz (2)
2. 68 Aaron Turkey (1)
3. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (10)
4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (8)
5. 9 Steve Lyons (3)
6. 1-10 Jake Brown (11)
7. 4 Mack DeMan (7)
8. 1 Holly Porter (5)
9. 12 Brad Herron (6)
10. 55 Mike Thorne (13)
11. 77x Alex Hill (9)
12. 00 Mark Czuba (12)
13. 54 Ed Green (4)
14. 6m Eric McGlone (14)
Time – 4:18.012
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aaron Turkey (1-12), Josh Shantz (13-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 9 Steve Lyons (3), 2. 18 Josh Shantz (2), 3. 54 Ed Green (Ohsweken), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (1), 5. 12 Brad Herron (7), 6. 1 Holly Porter (6), 7. 55 Mike Thorne (4). Time – 1:35.835

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2), 2. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (4), 3. 4 Mack DeMan (1), 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (6), 5. 77x Alex Hill (3), 6. 00 Mark Czuba (7), 7. 6m Eric McGlone (5). Time – 1:33.760

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 47x Dylan Westbrook – 15.396 seconds

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (37 entries)
Carnage early in the Thunder Stock feature didn’t affect Bill Bleich, Jr., as he moved from 8th on the starting grid to take the lead before the second lap was complete. Dave Bailey moved up from 22nd to take the second spot as the race hit the halfway mark, but saw Ryan Dinning and Ken Sargent get by him after that.

Dinning stayed on Bleich’s bumper for the last 9 laps of the race, but wasn’t able to get by as Bleich took his first win of the season by 0.257 seconds. Dinning settled for second, followed by Sargent, Bailey, and 19th starter Wyatt Van Wart

Bailey now has an 11 point lead over Van Wart in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE
(20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (8)
2. 2 Ryan Dinning (11)
3. 85s Ken Sargent (21)
4. 49 Dave Bailey (22)
5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (19)
6. 8 Dale Gyokery (16)
7. 28 Jim Lampman (17)
8. 5 Alex Schuts (14)
9. 24 Aaron Turkey (20)
10. 23 Trevor DeBoer (6)
11. 16 Jeremy May (5)
12. 84rk Ryan Beagle (23)
13. 11r Bryce Richardson (15)
14. 777x Steve Hess (9)
15. 81 Karl Sault (18)
16. 64 Brandon McFerran (2)
17. 97 Max Chechalk (28)
18. 119 Shaun Quinn (25)
19. 48 Mike Graham (7)
20. 40 Derek Liverance (3)
21. 53 Logan Shwedyk (27)
22. 88 Jesse McDonald (10)
DNF. 7x Chase Hess (26)
DNF. 93 Melissa Miller (1)
DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (13)
DNF. 1 Chris Dickie (12)
DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman (24)
DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (4)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Melissa Miller (1), Bill Bleich, Jr. (2-20)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49h Jerry Hill (9), 2. 23 Trevor DeBoer (12), 3. 40 Derek Liverance (8), 4. 16 Jeremy May (11), 5. 93 Melissa Miller (4), 6. 48 Mike Graham (13), 7. 64 Brandon McFerran (7), 8. 53 Logan Shwedyk (1), 9. 97 Max Chechalk (6), DNF. 93k Mike Klazinga (2), DNF. 911 Nick Liverance (3), DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (5), DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman (10). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 108 Billy Bleich, Jr. (3), 2. 2 Ryan Dinning (8), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (7), 4. 777x Steve Hess (6), 5. 1 Chris Dickie (9), 6. 5 Alex Schuts (11), 7. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (10), 8. 84rk Ryan Beagle (5), 9. 119 Shaun Quinn (1), 10. 52 Tony Fraser (4), 11. 7x Chase Hess (12), 12. 114 Al Hilton (2). Time – 2:45.000

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Karl Sault (6), 2. 28 Jim Lampman (4), 3. 85s Ken Sargent (10), 4. 11r Bryce Richardson (2), 5. 8 Dale Gyokery (3), 6. 24 Aaron Turkey (9), 7. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (7), 8. B23 Rob Sauder (), 9. 00 Robbie General (12), 10. 166 Thomas Martin (11), DNF. 49 Dave Bailey (8), DNF. 56 Dereck Lemyre (1). No Time

B-FEATURE (8 laps – Top 7 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (14), 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (10), 3. 13 Kacey Huffman (6), 4. 119 Shaun Quinn (7), 5. 7x Chase Hess (11), 6. 53 Logan Shwedyk (1), 7. 97 Max Chechalk (5), 8. 00 Robbie General (16), 9. 66 Brady Longboat (4), 10. 114 Al Hilton (8), 11. b23 Rob Sauder (13), 12. 166 Thomas Martin (15), DNF. 52 Tony Fraser (9), DNS. 93k Mike Klazinga (2), DNS. 911 Nick Liverance (3), DNS. 56 Dereck Lemyre (12). Time – 2:47.859

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (38 entries)
Shone Evans led the first 9 laps of the Mini Stock feature, but couldn’t keep Jake Bazuin behind him. Jake started 20th and moved into the top 5 before the race reached the halfway point, while his brother Mark was ahead of him in the second position.

Mark suffered a flat tire on lap 10, and fell through the pack with Gary Hodgson getting caught behind him with nowhere to go.

Jake Bazuin took his first career Mini Stock feature win by 1.167 seconds over Evans, 22nd starter Brandon Janssens, Rob Hoskins, and 17th starter Jason Lungaro.

Lungaro’s lead in the championship standings shrunk even more, as Brandon Janssens is now just 3 points behind.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 12x Jake Bazuin (20)
2. 95 Shone Evans (7)
3. 66x Brandon Janssens (22)
4. 37 Rob Hoskins (11)
5. 7 Jason Lungaro (17)
6. 66 Jon Janssens (18)
7. 9 Tim Deboer (12)
8. 6 Jason Dixon (13)
9. 99 Rob Elliott (14)
10. 22 Brittani Myers (4)
11. 96 Brian Crosgrove (10)
12. 1 Kathi Dickie (21)
13. 93 Chris Ryckman (19)
14. 10 Laura Hughes (6)
15. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (24)
16. 05 Dave Goodacre (5)
17. 43c Clinton Nicholls (27)
18. 69 Rob Twitchett (3)
19. 90 Chad Smelser (28)
20. 76 Jamie Goudge (1)
21. 39r Andy Ryckman (25)
DNF. 2 Matt Nuell (23)
DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson (2)
24. 21x Mark Bazuin (16)
DNF. 60 Martin Schroder (26)
DNF. 265 Mike Evers (15)
DNF. 55 Rob Slater (8)
DNF. 6x Mike Sarantakos (9)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shone Evans (1-9), Jake Bazuin (10-15)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Gary Hodgson (3), 2. 22 Brittani Myers (7), 3. 69 Rob Twitchett (6), 4. 76 Jamie Goudge (1), 5. 05 Dave Goodacre (9), 6. 11 Mike Giberson (5), 7. 14 Shane Dixon (10), 8. 84b Devon Bacher (2), DNF. 26 Tim Nuell (4), DNF. 39r Andy Ryckman (8). Time – 2:15.822

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 95 Shone Evans (3), 2. 10 Laura Hughes (2), 3. 55 Rob Slater (6), 4. 96 Brian Crosgrove (10), 5. 6x Mike Sarantakos (8), 6. 51 Trevor Young (1), DNF. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (7), DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (9), DNF. 32 Gillian Gils (5), DNS. 69e Dan Erskine (4). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 37 Rob Hoskins (1), 2. 6 Jason Dixon (4), 3. 9 Tim DeBoer (3), 4. 265 Mike Evers (9), 5. 99 Robin Elliott (6), 6. 2 Matt Nuell (2), 7. 1 Kathi Dickie (8), 8. 43c Clinton Nicholls (5), 9. 18 Adam Hallett (7). Time – 2:12.964

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature):
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (2), 2. 66 Jon Janssens (6), 3. 7 Jason Lungaro (3), 4. 12x Jake Bazuin (9), 5. 93 Chris Ryckman (7), 6. 66x Brandon Janssens (8), 7. 64 Doug Erskine (5), 8. 60 Martin Schroeder (1), 9. 90 Chad Smelser (4). Time – 2:13.263

B-FEATURE #1 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Kathi Dickie (4), 2. 2 Matt Nuell (2), 3. 39r Andy Ryckman (9), 4. 43c Clinton Nicholls (6), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (1), 6. 84b Devon Bacher (5), 7. 26 Tim Nuell (7), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (3), DNS. 18 Adam Hallett (8). No Time

B-FEATURE #2 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens (2), 2. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (3), 3. 60 Martin Schroeder (6), 4. 90 Chad Smelser (8), 5. 32 Gillian Hils (7), 6. 64 Doug Erskine (4), DNF. 51 Trevor Young (1), DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (5), DNS. 69e Dan Erskine (9). Time – 2:12.404

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (17 entries)
Patrick Abrahamsson got the lead early in the Bomber feature and stayed there to claim his second consecutive win. Dusty DeBoer fought through the pack from 15th to take the runner-up spot, followed by 12th starter Jerry Burnham, Mark Thorne, and Paul Longboat.

DeBoer’s lead in the championship standings now sits at 19 points over Burnham, with Abrahamsson 4 points further back.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (4)
2. 23 Dusty Deboer (15)
3. 14 Jerry Burnham (12)
4. 95 Mark Thorne (9)
5. 188 Paul Longboat (11)
6. 6 Wayde Thorne (6)
7. 42 Joe DeBoer (7)
8. 628 Jordan Marlor (14)
9. 57x Kyle Wert (3)
10. 115 Risi George (10)
DNF. 8 Adam Nigh (16)
DNF. 17 Kaleah Syms (13)
DNF. 3 Alex Maas (5)
DNF. 22a Ashley Nelson (1)
DNF. 22b Brooke Nelson (17)
DNF. 37 Jake Maas (2)
DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (8)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (4), 2. 57x Kyle Wert (3), 3. 42 Joe DeBoer (8), 4. 6 Wayde Thorne (7), 5. 155 Dustin Longboat (9), 6. 3 Alex Maas (6), 7. 22a Ashley Nelson (1), DNF. 37 Jake Maas (2), DNS. 22b Brooke Nelson (5)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (3), 2. 14 Jerry Burnham (4), 3. 628 Jordan Marlor (6), 4. 95 Mark Thorne (1), 5. 115 Risi George (2), 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer (7), 7. 8 Adam Nigh (8), 8. 17 Kaleah Syms (5)

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UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY:

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

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

Friday, July 31 – NO RACING

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TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for 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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: 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.

Photos by Dale Calnan / ImageFactor.ca

News

HELICOPTER RIDES AVAILABLE AT THE TRACK MONDAY AND TUESDAY

Thompson Helicopters will be offering rides at Ohsweken Speedway on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th. Rides will take place between 1pm and 6pm each day.

The cost is $80 per person with a limit of 4 riders at a time. The rides are open to adults and children alike.

Rides will be on a first come, first serve basis. Riders are asked to lineup for the rides at the pit gate where each group of 4 will be escorted into the pits to the landing pad.

Thank you to Thompson Helicopters for making this possible.

News

JIBS ACTION SPORTS PRESENTS AUTOGRAPH NIGHT & CHRISTMAS IN JULY THIS FRIDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (July 22, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, July 24 when Jibs Action Sports presents Autograph Night & Christmas in July.

The event features 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, plus the first of two scheduled Autograph Nights this season, and a visit from Santa Claus. Donate a toy to the Christmas in July toy drive to receive $5 off your admission fee!

An average of 130 drivers have signed in each night of the 2015 season so far at Ohsweken, with the 5 weekly racing series divisions producing 27 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 24. 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 July 27 Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the July 28 Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the September 18 Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 19! 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 Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equiment. Jibs is now one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, and Scooter Pro Shops at 362 Lakeshore Road West in Mississauga, or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.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.  Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again 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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: 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

BUSY WEEK AHEAD FOR KLOTZ CANADA MICRO SPRINTS

by Tommy Goudge (July 21, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants Micro Sprints teams are set for the busiest week of their season.

The Micro Sprint action begins this Thursday, July 23 when the the 6th round of the 2015 season takes the green flag at 7:00pm.

All the teams have also been invited to join 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 in the autograph session on Friday, July 24 when Jibs Action Sports presents Autograph Night and Christmas in July.

The Micro Sprint Northern Summer Nationals featuring the Rick Watters Memorial race will take the green flag at 7:00pm. on Sunday, July 26th.

The Micro Sprints events add to an already busy week at Ohsweken, which also includes racing on the big track with the Jibs Action Sports Autograph Night & Christmas in July event on Friday, July 24, the Monday, July 27 Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, and the Tuesday, July 28 Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series.

About Micro Sprint Racing at Ohsweken Speedway: Beginner, Junior, Senior, and Expert divisions all compete on the Micro Sprint track at Ohsweken each summer, and provide an excellent training ground for the next generation of dirt track stars. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway, and check out the Micro Sprint Racing at Ohsweken Speedway Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/OhswekenMicroSprints

About Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants: Since 1959, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants have set the standard in the high-performance lubricants category. Reliability, innovation, and consistency are hallmarks of their product lineup, and that’s why racers and performance enthusiasts trust Klotz. Engineered to thrive in the most grueling competitive environments, Klotz lubricants are always race-tested to ensure they perform, without fail. Whether it’s your car, boat, motorcycle, ATV, personal watercraft, or if you’re an RC enthusiast, you can depend on Klotz. After all, you owe it to yourself to use the very best! Visit the Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants website at www.KlotzCanada.ca

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the July 27 Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the July 28 Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the September 18 Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 19! 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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: 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

STYRES, PORTER, SAULT, BAZUIN & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 17, 2015) – 120 drivers signed in to race on Brock Leonard Memorial Night presented by Gale’s Auto Aftermarket at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Glenn Styres, Holly Porter, Karl Sault, Mark Bazuin, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET
BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT
TOTAL ENTRIES – 120

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CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (16 entries)
Glenn Styres went to victory lane at Ohsweken for a 4th consecutive time on Friday. Styres made a big move on the first lap to advance from 6th to 1st, then hold off Jim Huppunen and Mitch Brown for his 26th Ohsweken win.

Stan Zanchin brought out a yellow flag following a near-flip before the first lap was complete, and Styres used his second chance at the double file start to make his move. Once out front, Styres began to try several different lines around the track, allowing Huppunen to close the gap and challenge for the lead as they encountered traffic.

Styres had a clear track to work with on a lap 13 restart which followed a yellow flag for the stopped car of Dain Naida. Mitch Brown quickly moved from 5th to 3rd after the restart, then moved around Huppunen with 2 laps to go. Brown gained on Styres but ran out of time, as Styres won by 0.591 seconds. Brown settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Huppunen, Todd Hoddick, and Keith Dempster.

Hoddick’s lead in the championship standings is down to 6 points over Brown, and 11 points over Styres.

A-FEATURE
(20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (6)
2. 10 Mitch Brown (9)
3. 14h Jim Huppunen (1)
4. 49 Todd Hoddick (3)
5. 5 Keith Dempster (7)
6. 19 Cory Turner (4)
7. 81 Derek Jonathan (5)
8. 80 Chris Steele (8)
9. 11 Jamie Turner (10)
10. 91 Ryan Turner (2)
11. 6 Curtis Gartly (11)
12. 94z Stan Zanchin (12)
13. 43 Scott Sherk (13)
DNF. 77 Dain Naida (14)
DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks (15)
DNS. 5c Conor Mahoney (16)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Glenn Styres (1-20)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Derek Jonathan (2), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (4), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (3), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (5), 5. 11 Jamie Turner (1), DNS. 77 Dain Naida (6), DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7), DNS. 5c Conor Mahoney (8). Time – 1:49.454

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 5 Keith Dempster (2), 2. 19 Cory Turner (1), 3. 80 Chris Steele (7), 4. 91 Ryan Turner (4), 5. 10 Mitch Brown (6), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (3), 7. 94z Stan Zanchin (5), 8. 43 Scott Sherk (8). Time – 1:48.303

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 80 Chris Steele

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STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)
Holly Porter became the third driver of the season to win their first career Crate Sprint Car feature on Friday. Mike Thorne started on the front row with Porter and took the lead early in the feature. The race was quickly halted after just 2 laps when Kyle Durnin flipped wildly off turn 3. Durnin was able to walk away from the crash, which left his car heavily damaged.

Thorne opened a lead again when the green flag came out, but Porter methodically cut into the advantage, and took the lead on lap 12. She went on to win by 2.339 seconds over Thorne, who held off Mark Czuba for the runner-up spot, followed by 10th starter Dylan Westbrook, and Brad Herron.

Westbrook now has a 26 point lead over Jake Brown in the championship standings, with Alex Hill 1 point behind Brown.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (1)
2. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
3. 00 Mark Czuba (6)
4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (10)
5. 12 Brad Herron (4)
6. 1-10 Jake Brown (9)
7. 77x Alex Hill (8)
8. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (11)
9. 9 Steve Lyons (3)
10. 4 Mack DeMan (5)
11. 68 Aaron Turkey (13)
12. 18 Josh Shantz (7)
DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (12)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Thorne (1-12), Holly Porter (13-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (1), 2. 9 Steve Lyons (4), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (3), 4. 4 Mack DeMan (5), 5. 00 Mark Czuba (7), 6. 12 Brad Herron (6), DNS. 68 Aaron Turkey (2). Time – 1:29.478

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (2), 3. 77x Alex Hill (4), 4. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (5), 5. 18 Josh Shantz (3), 6. 43k Kyle Durnin (6). Time – 1:28.311 NEW TRACK RECORD

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 47x Dylan Westbrook – 14.531 NEW TRACK RECORD

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AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (38 entries)
The longest race of the Thunder Stock season began with Rob Murray and Wyatt Van Wart on the front row. Van Wart took the lead early in the 50 lap race, while Murray dropped back and eventually fell out with a broken axle. Dave Bailey moved from 10th into 2nd by the time 4 laps were complete, but Karl Sault got around Bailey on the 10th lap.

The first yellow flag of the race came out a lap later when Mike Graham lost his right front wheel. Sault dropped out of 2nd place to make a fuel stop during the caution period, and restarted at the tail end of the field. Smoke from Billy Bleich’s car brought out the next yellow flag on lap 18. Bleich had been running 3rd on the track and looked to be in position to stay in championship contention with Van Wart and Bailey, but lost a lot of points with what ended up being a 25th place finish.

The restart found Dave Silverthorn, Jr. and 21st starter Bryce Richardson 3rd and 4th behind Van Wart and Bailey. Richardson continued marching forward and took the lead on lap 26, while Karl Sault moved into 9th at the same time. Richardson’s hopes of claiming the big prize were dashed when he ran out of fuel with 15 laps remaining. Van Wart retook the lead from Richardson, but couldn’t hold onto it as Sault completed his comeback to lead the last 11 laps.

Sault took the win by 1.966 seconds over Van Wart, while Bailey, Jesse McDonald, and Silverthorn survived some late carnage to cross 3rd, 4th, and 5th, respectively. Silverthorn was penalized for post-race contact, which moved Chris Dickie into the 5th position, followed by 20th starter Dave Small, 23rd starter Dale Gyokery, Jim Lampman, Pete Reid, and Derek Liverance.

Bailey’s lead in the championship standings is now 9 points over Van Wart.

A-FEATURE
(50 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 81 Karl Sault (5)
2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (2)
3. 49 Dave Bailey (10)
4. 88 Jesse McDonald (15)
5. 1 Chris Dickie (13)
6. 10 Dave Small (20)
7. 8 Dale Gyokery (23)
8. 28 Jim Lampman (4)
9. 05 Pete Reid (11)
10. 40 Derek Liverance (14)
11. 114 Al Hilton (24)
12. 38 Derek Miller (26)
13. 85b Ryan Dinning (19)
14. 32 Mark Fawcett (12)
15. 7x Chase Hess (3)
DNF. 56 Dereck Lemyre (7)
DNF. 64 Brandon McFerran (28)
DNF. 11r Bryce Richardson (21)
DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (27)
DNF. 16 Jeremy May (22)
DNF. b23 Rob Sauder (17)
DNF. m1 Rob Murray (1)
DNF. 777x Steve Hess (6)
DNF. 00j James Thompson (25)
DNF. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (8)
DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn (18)
DNF. 48 Mike Graham (16)
DQ. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (9)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Wyatt Van Wart (1-25, 33-36, 38), Bryce Richardson (26-32), Karl Sault (37, 39-50)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 05 Pete Reid (2), 2. 32 Mark Fawcett (8), 3. 7x Chase Hess (4), 4. 1 Chris Dickie (5), 5. b23 Rob Sauder (6), 6. 8 Dale Gyokery (10), 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle (7), 8. 93k Mike Klazinga (1), 9. 97 Max Chechalk (3), DNF. 00j James Thompson (9). Time – 2:42.293

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 56 Dereck Lemyre (7), 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (5), 3. 81 Karl Sault (8), 4. 40 Derek Liverance (1), 5. 119 Shaun Quinn (2), 6. 114 Al Hilton (9), 7. 911 Nick Liverance (10), DNF. 64 Brandon McFerran (4), DNF. 16 Jeremy May (3), DNF. 93 Melissa Miller (6). Time – 2:42.947

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (7), 2. m1 Rob Murray (3), 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (1), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (5), 5. 85b Ryan Dinning (6), 6. 11r Bryce Richardson (9), 7. 49h Jerry Hill (8), 8. 17 Trevor Monaghan (2), DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (4). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (6), 2. 28 Jim Lampman (3), 3. 777x Steve Hess (7), 4. 48 Mike Graham (4), 5. 10 Dave Small (8), 6. 53 Logan Shwedyk (9), 7. 13 Kacey Huffman (2), DNF. 38 Derek Miller (1), DNF. 23 Trevor DeBoer (5). No Time

B-FEATURE #1 (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11r Bryce Richardson (2), 2. 8 Dale Gyokery (1), 3. 00j James Thompson (9), 4. 49h Jerry Hill (4), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (3), 6. 93k Mike Klazinga (5), 7. 17 Trevor Monaghan (6), 8. 97 Max Chechalk (7), DNS. 66 Brady Longboat (8). Time – 2:37.639

B-FEATURE #2 (8 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 16 Jeremy May (5), 2. 114 Al Hilton (1), 3. 38 Derek Miller (6), 4. 64 Brandon McFerran (7), 5. 911 Nick Liverance (3), 6. 93 Melissa Miller (9), 7. 13 Kacey Huffman (4), DNF. 53 Logan Shwedyk (2), DNS. 23 Trevor DeBoer (8). Time – 2:41.937

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HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (38 entries)
Shone Evans led most of the first half of the Mini Stock feature with 16th starter Mark Bazuin close behind, but eventually dropped out of the race. Bazuin went on to take the win by 4.144 seconds over 14th starter Mike Evers, 18th starter Jon Janssens, 17th starter Brandon Janssens, and 20th starter Evan Curtis.

Jason Lungaro’s points lead took a hit when he was caught up in a hard crash with Steve Miller on the backstretch, which saw Miller’s car take an especially hard hit. Both drivers walked away, but were unable to restart the race.

Lungaro’s lead in the championship standings is now down to just 7 points over Brandon Janssens.

A-FEATURE
(15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 21x Mark Bazuin (16)
2. 265 Mike Evers (14)
3. 66 Jon Janssens (18)
4. 66x Brandon Janssens (17)
5. 3k Evan Curtis (20)
6. 90 Chad Smelser (11)
7. 2 Matt Nuell (13)
8. 43c Clinton Nicholls (6)
9. 6x Mike Sarantakos (9)
10. 9 Tim DeBoer (26)
11. 60 Marin Schroeder (10)
12. 6 Jason Dixon (25)
13. 93 Chris Ryckman (28)
14. 64 Doug Erskine (27)
15. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (15)
16. 32 Gillian Hils (22)
17. 05 Dave Goodacre (3)
18. 37 Rob Hoskins (23)
19. 22 Brittani Myers (1)
20. 96 Brian Crosgrove (24)
21. 29 Lucas Lubin (12)
22. 10 Laura Hughes (21)
DNF. 95 Shone Evans (7)
DNF. 51 Trevor Young (8)
DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett (4)
DNF. 79 Steve Miller (5)
DNF. 7 Jason Lungaro (19)
DNS. 26 Tim Nuell (2)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brittani Myers (1), Shone Evans (2-8), Mark Bazuin (9-15)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 69 Rob Twitchett (8), 2. 79 Steve Miller (10), 3. 22 Brittani Myers (3), 4. 05 Dave Goodacre (6), 5. 26 Tim Nuell (4), 6. 11 Mike Giberson (5), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (1), 8. 49 Gary Hodgson (7), 9. 84b Devon Bacher (2), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (9). Time – 2:26.506

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 43c Clinton Nicholls (2), 2. 6x Mike Sarantakos (7), 3. 95 Shone Evans (3), 4. 51 Trevor Young (4), 5. 60 Martin Schroeder (8), 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove (6), 7. 10 Laura Hughes (9), 8. 9 Tim Deboer (10), 9. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (5), DNF. 39r Andy Ryckman (1). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 90 Chad Smelser (1), 2. 29 Lucas Lubin (2), 3. 2 Matt Nuell (4), 4. 265 Mike Evers (8), 5. 12x Jonny Lowenberg (9), 6. 32 Gillian Hils (5), 7. 6 Jason Dixon (6), DNF. 37 Rob Hoskins (3), DNF. 55 Rob Slater (7). Time – 2:21.459

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 66x Brandon Janssens (3), 2. 21x Mark Bazuin (1), 3. 7 Jason Lungaro (8), 4. 3k Evan Curtis (9), 5. 66 Jon Janssens (5), 6. 93 Chris Ryckman (7), 7. 64 Doug Erskine (6), 8. 99 Robin Elliott (4), 9. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (2). Time – 2:19.407

B-FEATURE #1 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Laura Hughes (5), 2. 37 Rob Hoskins (6), 3. 6 Jason Dixon (7), 4. 64 Doug Erskine (9), 5. 4 Aaron Rewutszky (8), 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (4), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (1), 8. 11 Mike Giberson (2), 9. 14 Shane Dixon (3). Time – 2:15.260

B-FEATURE #2 (6 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils (6), 2. 96 Brian Crosgrove (4), 3. 9 Tim DeBoer (5), 4. 93 Chris Ryckman (9), 5. 99 Robin Elliott (8), 6. 39r Andy Ryckman (3), 7. 55 Rob Slater (7), 8. 49 Gary Hodgson (2), 9. 84b Devon Bacher (1). Time – 2:16.859

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (15 entries)
Patrick Abrahamsson took his 3rd Bomber win of the season on Friday over 13th starter Dusty DeBoer, 11th starter Paul Longboat, polesitter Brooke Nelson, and Wayde Thorne. Abrahamsson successfully negotiated traffic to keep the defending champ behind him.

Dusty DeBoer now has a 16 point lead over Jerry Burnham in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (12 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (5)
2. 23 Dusty DeBoer (13)
3. 188 Paul Longboat (11)
4. 22b Brooke Nelson (1)
5. 6 Wayde Thorne (3)
6. 14 Jerry Burnham (11)
7. 95 Mark Thorne (3)
8. 17 Kaleah Syms (8)
9. 3 Alex Maas (7)
10. 37 Jake Maas (4)
11. 22a Ashley Nelson (2)
12. 42 Joe DeBoer (10)
13. 115 Risi George (14)
14. 57x Kyle Wert (6)
DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (5), 2. 22b Brooke Nelson (1), 3. 57x Kyle Wert (6), 4. 6 Wayde Thorne (3), 5. 115 Risi George (8), 6. 3 Alex Maas (7), 7. 22a Ashley Nelson (2), 8. 37 Jake Maas (4).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 188 Paul Longboat (4), 2. 42 Joe Deboer (3), 3. 14 Jerry Burnham (5), 4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (6), 5. 95 Mark Thorne (2), 6. 17 Kaleah Syms (1), DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (7).

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

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

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

Friday, July 31 – NO RACING

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TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for 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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: 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.

Photos by Dale Calnan / ImageFactor.ca

Special Features

“TOP 10”…WITH CRATE SPRINT CAR DRIVER RYAN HUNSINGER

Note – This article originally appeared in the June 19, 2015 edition of the Ohsweken Speedway souvenir program.

“TOP 10”…WITH CRATE SPRINT CAR DRIVER RYAN HUNSINGER

By Tommy Goudge (June 1, 2015) – Our series of interviews for the 2015 season continues with Crate Sprint Car driver Ryan Hunsinger. A veteran of many different racing divisions – including 360 Sprint Cars – Ryan returned to Ohsweken Speedway last season and claimed 5 feature wins on his way to winning the inaugural Crate Sprint Car championship. The journey to that 2014 championship was not easy, as Ryan suffered burns in a Can-Am TQ Midget series event at Peterborough Speedway on June 14.

Ryan Hunsinger – Fast FactsRyanHunsinger
Car #: 7h
Birthdate:  August 31, 1975
Hometown:  Caledonia, Ontario
Nickname: “The Gunslinger”
Occupation: Millwright
Website: www.HillsRacingTeam.com
Twitter: @ryan_hunsinger
Car Owner: Miles Hill
Sponsors: Townline Variety, Bearpaw Convenience, Iroquois Hereford Farms, M-One, Tobacco One, Leaf Racewear, Rondex Paint

TG: We hear a lot of clichés in the sports world about ‘learning what it takes’ to win, and become a champion. What did you learn about yourself and your team last season?

RH: Getting burned in a race car so bad, and then coming back to race six days later really reaffirmed to me how much I love racing. I had severe third degree burns with nerve damage on my right leg and second degree burns on my left leg. I could hardly walk, and had to be helped in and out of the car. Everyone thought I was crazy to even consider racing so soon after, but my car owner Miles Hill and my team invest so much time and resources into this deal that I owed it to them to suck it up and race. The fact that I had to overcome that really makes me appreciate winning the championship. Last year also showed me how amazing my team is. My guys really have my back, which is something that you can’t put a price on.

TG: What was your first race car, and how did you acquire it?

RH: My first race car was a Chevette Mini Stock. I bought the car for $50 from a guy just outside of Nelles Corners, near Cayuga. I was in high school at the time and had been racing karts since I was 8 or 9. I wanted to race cars so badly, but I had no money. Luckily my dad’s plumbing shop had a welder and stuff, so I taught myself how to weld and fabricate. Trevor Quigley – who is now the Hill’s Racing Team manager – and I built the car, and Steve Lyons – a lifelong friend who I now race against – lettered it. We won with it the first night out.

TG: Which driver(s) do you like to watch at Ohsweken when you’re sitting in the stands?

RH: I don’t get a chance to sit in the stands very often, but when I do I would say my favorite races to watch are the World of Outlaws races. Guys like Donny Schatz, Shane Stewart, and the rest of the top WoO drivers are just so amazing at what they do, and it’s fun to watch them.

TG: If you could change one thing in racing, what would it be?

RH: Racing is very expensive, so if I could change one thing, I would make it more accessible to more people. A perfect example is a guy like Dave Bailey. Dave and I raced together as kids in karts, and he is not only one of the most talented drivers I’ve ever raced with, he’s also one of the smartest setup guys that I know, and I would love to see him in a Sprint Car every week. I really believe in this crate division, and I think that we are on the right track as far as making it accessible to more people, but racing as a whole has a long way to go in that regard.

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?

RH: Have fun with it and don’t take it too seriously. Most of us have dreamt of being race car drivers since we were kids, so regardless of whether you’re racing a bomber or full time in the World of Outlaws, just remember that you’re fulfilling your childhood dreams of being a race car driver – Not many people can say that. Also, good help is very hard to find, so no matter how bad your race day goes, thank your crew guys and treat them decent.

TG: Who is someone you used to clash with and now you get along just fine?

RH: This is probably not the answer you’re looking for, but I really can’t think of anyone specific. There are always going to be people who are happy to see you succeed and people who are happy to see you fail, but that’s just how life works. I try to be a decent person and when I make a mistake on the track I admit to it, apologize, and move on.

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

RH: When I was a kid growing up I was always with my family around Cayuga Speedway, so I had the opportunity to get some amazing autographs – I would say that my favorite one was Dick Trickle.

TG: When you’re hanging around with other racers and tell old racing stories, what’s one of your favorites to tell (either something that happened to you or someone else)?

RH: This is an easy one – I couldn’t even make up a story like this. In high school we took our little Mini Stock up to Ridgetown Raceway a couple times. We were always really fast, and some of the locals didn’t care much for getting beat, so they were always trying to fight with us and cause problems. I was just a kid, and I probably didn’t handle it as well as I should have either. The one night we needed the police to get out of there safely, and the track promoter – I believe that his name was Ron Urquhart – told me that I was banned for life. A year later, I was racing Street Stocks and enduro races, and we saw an ad for a $2500-to-win race at Ridgetown. My car owner at the time – Danny Brown – really wanted to go, but I said I couldn’t and explained the story. He told me to call the promoter, so I did and asked if I could come, and he said no way, you’re still banned. We then decided that I would race with a disguise and a different name. I went to a costume store and bought a bunch of stick-on facial hair, and we changed the name on the car to Sean Hunt, one of my friend’s names. I dressed up with a big cowboy hat, my stick-on beard and facial hair, and went up there and raced. I remember seeing Mr Urquhart at the pit booth as I was signing in as Sean Hunt. We led a good chunk of the race but ended up getting a flat right rear with 30 or 40 laps to go. After the race I talked to a bunch of people and signed a few autographs as Sean Hunt, and then as we were leaving I looked in the mirror, and the sweat had made my fake beard and facial hair come loose and it was all over my face – I looked like the Geico caveman (laughing).

TG: I’m asking each person to give me a question for the next interview. Dave Bailey asks “What is the significance of the number on your car?”

RH: That’s funny because I was just asking Miles about that awhile back. I thought that the number 7 must have some type of meaning for him, but apparently the first race car that he ever bought as a car owner about ten years ago – a Mini Stock – came with the number 77 on it, and he liked it so he just stuck with it.

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

RH: Question for Lee Winger – Now that you’ve run a few races in the Sprint Car and done well, are you finding it tougher or easier than you thought it would 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!

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GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET PRESENTS BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT THIS FRIDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (July 14, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, July 17 when Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents Brock Leonard Memorial Night. The event features the “Brock Leonard Memorial 50” for Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock teams will contest the longest feature race of their season in the running of the 4th annual Brock Leonard Memorial 50. The race honours Brock Leonard, a long-time speedway official and friend to many in the Ontario racing community, who passed away in 2012. Brad Herron won the inaugural “Brock Leonard Memorial 50″ in 2012, while Ryan Turner won the 2013 edition, and Lee Winger was the winner of last year’s event. Herron is now racing in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division, while Turner and Winger have joined the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car ranks, leaving a host of competitors looking to add their names to the special trophy, and earn the $1,000 winner’s prize.

An average of 130 drivers have signed in each night of the 2015 season so far at Ohsweken, with the 5 weekly racing series divisions producing 26 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 10. 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 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 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.  Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 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 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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: 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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