Inside Groove, News, Special Features

INSIDE GROOVE WEBISODE 2

An inside look at Ohsweken Speedway.

Inside Groove S01 W02 – January 31, 2016 – Greg and Clinton highlight the recently-released 2016 racing schedule. Greg visits with the Janssens Brothers Racing team, 2015 HRW Mini Stock division champions. Clinton also catches up with Race Director Doug Leonard, while Nathan Ackland from Ackland Insurance and Rick Scott from Strickland’s GMC both have some exciting news for race teams.

News

SPECIAL EVENT TICKET RENEWALS BEGIN FEBRUARY 1

by Tommy Goudge (January 29, 2016)  – Ticket renewals for Ohsweken Speedway’s 2016 Special Events are set to begin on Monday, February 1.

Ticket renewals can be processed by calling 519 717-0023 or visiting www.OhswekenSpeedway.com beginning on Monday, February 1. Anyone wishing to renew their 2015 Special Event seats must do so by Monday, February 29.

Tickets not renewed before the deadline will first be available for sale from the Ohsweken Speedway booth at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo running March 11-13 at The International Centre in Mississauga. Visit www.MotoramaShow.com for details. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, March 14.

Reserved seat tickets will be available for the Northern Crate Nationals on Monday, July 25, the Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Tuesday, July 26, and the 12th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17.

2016 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway Gift Certificates, Grandstand Season Tickets (reserved or general admission), Season Ticket Holder Parking Passes, Season Pit Passes, and Pit Memberships for the 2016 season are already on sale. Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing begins on Friday, May 20 with Opening Night 2016. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

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, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

News

2016 RACING SCHEDULE RELEASED

by Tommy Goudge (January 15, 2016) – The initial version of the 2016 racing schedule for Ohsweken Speedway was officially released on Friday. Racers will hit the track for the first time in 2016 with a Test & Tune Night scheduled for Friday, May 13, while the season concludes with Flat Track Canada motorcycle racing and the final round of the club’s Canadian Championship Race Series on Saturday, September 24.

While the initial release of the schedule includes plenty of fun and variety, fans and competitors can expect more announcements in the weeks to come. “The race dates are finalized…(but) we are still adding a lot of sponsors and special extras to the schedule,” noted Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey.

The 2016 schedule features 21 events, beginning with the 21st annual Ohsweken Speedway Opening Night on Friday, May 20. All weekly racing events at the speedway will begin at 7:30p.m. again in 2016. Regular weekly racing events will include 20 lap A-Features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 15 lap A-Features for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and 12 lap A-Features for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Several marquee events highlight the schedule, including the World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and Northern Crate Nationals.

The “Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 26 when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will contest the 10th Annual Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown, joined by DIRTcar 358 Modifieds in their only Ohsweken visit of the season, and HRW Automotive Mini Stock Twin 15’s.

The 12th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars during the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 16, plus the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. The Saturday, September 17 event will feature the $12,000-to-win Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 360 Sprint Car event, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks.

Formerly known as the Northern Summer Nationals, the revamped Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals on Monday, July 25 will feature the first ever visit of the Race of Champions (RoC) Sportsman Tour Modifieds to Ohsweken, plus the Go Nuclear! Late Model series, Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The Thunder Stock portion of the event welcomes racers from all over the area including Ransomville Speedway, and includes timed hot laps to set the lineups for Twin 15 lap feature races. The event will also include a crate engine giveaway – Anyone in any division racing at Ohsweken with a crate engine in their car that night will be eligible for the draw.

2015 Monster Jam World Final Freestyle Champion Overkilll Evolution will headline Durnin Motors Monster Truck Mayhem night along with Black Stallion on Friday, September 9. Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers are also on the card.

Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car competitors will take on some of the best teams in the northeast in 3 challenge events this season, with the Patriot Sprint Tour visiting on June 10, the Southern Ontario Sprints on the July 1 Canada Day holiday, and the Empire Super Sprints on August 5.

Three special memorial events also highlight the schedule, including the 2nd annual Frankie Turkey Memorial Night on July 8. The 5th annual Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks is set for the July 1 Canada Day holiday, and the 17th annual Art Hill Memorial 42 for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will be run on August 12.

The Duel on the Dirt series being run in conjunction with Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, and Humberstone Speedway will again incorporate several Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock events at Ohsweken, including the Brock Leonard Memorial 50, and home track races on June 3 and August 26.

The second annual Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held at the track on Friday, June 17 with all 5 weekly divisions on the card, plus the TUSA Canada Mod Lite series. Nominations for 2016 Wall of Fame inductees are being accepted until February 29. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

“Christmas in July” on July 22, and Canadian National Autism Foundation “KidsRace” Night on August 19 are both presented by Jibs Action Sports, and both will include Autograph Nights.

Following the conclusion of the 4-wheeled racing season at Ohsweken, Flat Track Canada is renting the track for the final round of their Canadian Championship Race Series on Saturday, September 24. Visit www.FlatTrackCanada.com for more information.

Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes are already on sale. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for announcements regarding advance ticket ordering information for the Northern Crate Nationals, World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

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.

2016 Ohsweken Speedway Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Friday, May 13 –
TEST & TUNE NIGHT
– All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2016

Friday, May 20 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
ACKLAND INSURANCE PRESENTS
21ST ANNUAL OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY OPENING NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, May 27 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 3 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 (Duel on the Dirt home track race)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 10 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS LACROSSE CLUB PRESENTS
CORR/PAK VS. PST & HOT ROD CRUISE NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars vs. Patriot Sprint Tour 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 17 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
WALL OF FAME NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12
– TUSA Canada Mod Lites 20

Friday, June 24 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 1 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
CORR/PAK VS. SOS & BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Southern Ontario Sprints 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 50 (Duel on the Dirt series race)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 8 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
CASE IH & O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT PRESENT
FRANKIE TURKEY MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 15 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
STRICKLAND’S GMC NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 22 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
JIBS ACTION SPORTS PRESENTS
CHRISTMAS IN JULY & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Monday, July 25 7:30pm
BURGER BARN PRESENTS
NORTHERN CRATE NATIONALS
– Race of Champions Sportsman Tour Modifieds 30
– Go Nuclear! Late Model Series 25
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks Twin 15’s

Tuesday, July 26 7:30pm
ARROW EXPRESS PRESENTS
10TH ANNUAL “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN”
– World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 30
– DIRTcar 358 Modifieds 30
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Twin 15’s

Friday, July 29
NO RACING

Friday, August 5 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS LACROSSE CLUB PRESENTS
CORR/PAK VS. ESS NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 12 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 42
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 19 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
JIBS ACTION SPORTS PRESENTS
CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION
“KIDSRACE” & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 26 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 (Duel on the Dirt home track race)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, September 2 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
EPIC RACEWEAR PRESENTS
SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 25
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 15

Friday, September 9 7:30pm
DURNIN MOTORS PRESENTS
MONSTER TRUCK MAYHEM
– Monster Trucks (Overkill Evolution & Black Stallion)
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Thursday, September 15
CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS TEST & TUNE NIGHT

Friday, September 16 7:30pm
BURGER BARN PRESENTS
NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS
– 360 Sprint Cars Twin 15′s
– 360 Sprint Cars Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge 13
– 360 Sprint Cars Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout 12
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15

Saturday, September 17 7:30pm
ARROW EXPRESS PRESENTS
12TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
– $12,000-to-win 360 Sprint Cars 35
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20

Saturday, September 24
FLAT TRACK CANADA PRESENTS
CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SERIES FINAL ROUND
– Flat Track Motorcycles TBA

News, Special Features, Wall of Fame

2016 WALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL FEBRUARY 29

by Tommy Goudge (January 12, 2016) – Nominations for the 2016 class of Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame inductees are being accepted until February 29, 2016.

The Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of those who have helped Ohsweken Speedway to become a premiere racing facility, and inspired generations to come. Selections will be made annually by the Wall of Fame committee, with potential honourees including (but not limited to) drivers, car owners, manufacturers, car builders, mechanics, sponsors, promoters, officials, sanctioning organizations, and media members.

The community is invited to submit nominations for induction to the Wall of Fame, and all nominations are given due consideration. The number of inductees in any given year shall be at the discretion of the Wall of Fame committee. The names of inductees for any given year will be announced in early spring, and the official induction ceremony will be held at Ohsweken Speedway on a selected race night during the subsequent season. The Styres Family, the Southern Ontario Sprints club, and Mike “Pinball” Giberson were selected for the inaugural class of Wall of Fame inductees in 2015.

The 2016 Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame Selection Committee includes Clinton Geoffrey, Tommy Goudge, and Adam Ross, with consultation from Greg Calnan, and Doug Leonard. All nominations for the 2016 Wall of Fame class must be submitted by February 29, 2016. To nominate a candidate for consideration, please contact media@ohswekenspeedway.com, or utilize the nomination form on the Ohsweken Speedway website at http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=3279

2016 SEASON
Schedules and other plans for the 2016 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2016 schedule slated to be officially released very soon. Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 21st season in 2016, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned to 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.

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