2016 Results, News

BROWN, MCDONALD, BAILEY, JANSSENS, & LONGBOAT HONOURED AS 2016 CHAMPIONS

by Tommy Goudge (November 18, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The 2016 Ohsweken Speedway season was celebrated on Friday night with the annual awards banquet at Carmen’s Banquet Hall in Hamilton. Mitch Brown was honoured as the champion of the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Division, while Jesse McDonald was recognized as the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car champion, Dave Bailey was crowned Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stock champion, Brandon Janssens received HRW Automotive Mini Stock champion accolades, and Dustin Longboat was awarded his trophy as champion of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber division.

NOAH THOMAS MEMORIAL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Bob Munro

KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Jake Brown, Mitch Brown, Dave Dykstra, Tyler Hendricks, Jim Huppunen, Steve Lyons, Dain Naida, Cory Turner, Jamie Turner, Ryan Turner, Dylan Westbrook, and Lee Winger

HARD CHARGER
Dain Naida (passed 55 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
John Burbridge Jr.

DEDICATION TO RACING
Dain Naida

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Ryan Turner

CREW OF THE YEAR
Team 10 & 1-10 (Drivers – Mitch Brown & Jake Brown)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Tyler Hendricks

SPORTSMANSHIP
Jamie Turner

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Dylan Westbrook

DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Dylan Westbrook

KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS
POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mitch Brown

The Top 15 in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars were:
1st – Mitch Brown
2nd – Dylan Westbrook (R)
3rd – Dain Naida
4th – Jake Brown (R)
5th – Cory Turner
6th – Jim Huppunen
7th – Dave Dykstra
8th – Ryan Turner
9th – Jamie Turner
10th – Glenn Styres
11th – Tyler Hendricks
12th – Steve Lyons (R)
13th – Curtis Gartly
14th – Lee Winger
15th – Stan Zanchin

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Shone Evans, Brad Herron, Jerry Hill, Ryan Hunsinger, Jesse McDonald, Holly Porter, Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, Aaron Turkey

HARD CHARGER
Jesse McDonald (passed 54 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
Ryan Hunsinger

DEDICATION TO RACING
Josh Shantz

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Shone Evans

CREW OF THE YEAR
Team 68 & 88 (Drivers – Aaron Turkey & Jesse McDonald)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Holly Porter

SPORTSMANSHIP
Aaron Turkey

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Jesse McDonald

DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Mack DeMan

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jesse McDonald

The Top 10 in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars were:
1st – Jesse McDonald (R)
2nd – Holly Porter
3rd – Aaron Turkey
4th – Brad Herron
5th – Josh Shantz
6th – Ryan Hunsinger
7th – Mike Thorne
8th – Shone Evans (R)
9th – Hannah Ferrell (R)
10th – Jerry Hill (R)

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY THUNDER STOCKS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Dave Bailey, Trevor DeBoer, Chris Dickie, Ryan Dinning, Dale Gyokery, Steve Hess, Kacey Huffman, Jim Lampman, Dereck Lemyre, Derek Liverance, Nick Liverance, Jason Lungaro, Jeremy May, Melissa Miller, Jens Mortensen, Karl Sault, and Logan Shwedyk

HARD CHARGER
Dave Bailey (passed 165 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
Mike Klazinga

DEDICATION TO RACING
Dave Bailey

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Jim Lampman

CREW OF THE YEAR
Team 8 & 25 (Drivers – Ryan Dinning & Ken Sargent)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Trevor DeBoer

SPORTSMANSHIP
Jim Lampman

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Jason Lungaro

DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Dave Bailey

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY THUNDER STOCKS
POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Dave Bailey

The Top 10 in the Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stocks were:
1st – Dave Bailey
2nd – Karl Sault
3rd – Ryan Dinning
4th – Jim Lampman
5th – Bryce Richardson
6th – Dereck Lemyre
7th – Trevor DeBoer
8th – Jason Lungaro (R)
9th – Steve Hess
10th – Chris Dickie

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Patrick Abrahamsson, Jonathan Ayrton, Mark Bazuin, Brian Crosgrove, Brandon Crumbie, Dusty Deboer, Tim Deboer, Chris French, Mike Giberson, Dave Goodacre, Gary Hodgson, Brandon Janssens, Jon Janssens, Adam Nigh, Matt Nuell, Kevin Pauls, Chris Ryckman, Martin Schroder, Mike Taylor, Rob Twitchett, and Trevor Young

HARD CHARGER
Brandon Crumbie (passed 208 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
Rob Twitchett

DEDICATION TO RACING
Gary Hodgson

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Chris Ryckman

CREW OF THE YEAR
Team 60, 66, & 66x (Drivers – Martin Schroder, Jon Janssens, and Brandon Janssens)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Jonathan Ayrton

SPORTSMANSHIP
Trevor Young

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Brandon Crumbie

ART HILL MEMORIAL AWARD FOR
DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Mark Bazuin

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Brandon Janssens

The Top 10 in the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks were:
1st – Brandon Janssens
2nd – Brandon Crumbie (R)
3rd – Chris Ryckman
4th – Mark Bazuin
5th – Jonathan Ayrton
6th – Martin Schroder
7th – Jon Janssens
8th – Tim DeBoer
9th – Matt Nuell
10th – Trevor Young

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS – AWARDS:

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Jerry Burnham, Tristan Da Silva, Gillian Hils, Dustin Longboat, Paul Longboat, Alex Maas, Jake Maas, Wayde Thorne, and Joey Wilcox

HARD CHARGER
Dustin Longboat (passed 100 cars in feature race action)

“HARD LUCK”
Paul Longboat

DEDICATION TO RACING
Wayde Thorne

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR
Tristan Da Silva

CREW OF THE YEAR
Team 155 & 188 (Drivers – Dustin Longboat & Paul Longboat)

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Ashley Nelson

SPORTSMANSHIP
Jerry Burnham

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Joey Wilcox

DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Dustin Longboat

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Dustin Longboat

The Top 10 in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers were:
1st – Dustin Longboat
2nd – Jake Maas
3rd – Wayde Thorne
4th – Paul Longboat
5th – Jerry Burnham
6th – Gillian Hils
7th – Alex Maas
8th – Joey Wilcox (R)
9th – Tristan Da Silva (R)
10th – Ashley Nelson

The following sponsors were recognized for their help in presenting the 2016 season:
Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Case IH Agriculture, Renway Energy, Burger Barn, Strickland’s GMC, EPIC Racewear, Hoosier Tire Canada, Ackland Insurance, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club, Mobil 1,  McDonald’s of Brantford and Paris, HRW Automotive, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Insta-Insulation, Jibs Action Sports, Lone Wolf Fireworks, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants, Ace 1 Construction, Bearpaw Convenience, Best Western Brant Park Inn, Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel, Boyle Plumbing & Heating, Bradshaw Fuels, Brant County Ford, Brown Auto Service, Caledonia Auto Supply, CARSTAR Quality Collision Service, Cedar Springs Landscape Group, Clearshot Customs, Core-Mark, Durnin Motors, The Evers Financial Group, Gerrie Electric, Grand Environmental Recycling, Grand River Power Sports, Gra-Vil Electrical Trenching, Hutch’s On The Beach, I&S Crafts & Supplies, Inside Track Motorsport News, Lubek Electric, MAC Tools, Metal Works Power Coating, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Petty Pest Control Services, Rondex, Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill, Six Nations Bingo, Steer Tech, Strode’s BBQ & Deli, Tirecraft, TJSlideways.com, Townline Variety, Trackem, Transport Sales & Service, 21st Century Signs, Wilson’s Heritage Homes, Woodstock Ford, J. Zanon Construction, KidsRace, Canadian National Autism Foundation, Canadian Warplane Heritage, ONDirt.ca Racing News, and ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs & Photos

Ohsweken Speedway would like to thank all the racers, fans, staff, sponsors, and everyone else who made 2016 our best season yet! Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 22nd season in 2017, featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Ohsweken Speedway 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, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH 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, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

News

ADAM NIGH – 1996-2016

November 15, 2016 – It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the untimely passing of race driver Adam Nigh.

Adam began racing at Ohsweken in the Bomber division in 2015 at age 18, and quickly gained the respect of his competitors. He moved to the Mini Stock division in 2016, where he was runner-up for Rookie of the Year and finished 12th overall in the championship standings.

The management and staff of Ohsweken Speedway wish to extend heartfelt condolences to Adam’s family and friends.

Please click the following link for information regarding visitation and funeral arrangements: http://www.smithfuneralchapel.com/smith/death-notices?death_id=1130

News

AWARDS BANQUET TICKET DEADLINE EXTENDED

by Tommy Goudge (November 8, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The deadline to buy tickets for the 2016 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet has been extended to Saturday, November 12.

The annual event will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.  Don’t miss your change to celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions!

PLEASE NOTE – All drivers who finished in the top 10 in their championship points standings in 2016 are required to attend the banquet to receive their award and payment.

Only a couple of full tables remain available, while remaining seats will be available in small groups to fill space at other tables. Large groups cannot be guaranteed to be seated together.

Please see below for more details and ticket information:

WHAT:
-2016 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet

WHEN:
-Friday, November 18, 2016
-Doors Open @ 5:00pm
-Dinner @ 6:30pm
-Awards Ceremony @ 8:00pm
-Dance @ 9:30pm featuring live band!

WHERE:
Carmen’s Banquet Centre
1520 Stone Church Rd E
Hamilton ON L8W 3P9
www.Carmens.com

TICKETS:
-$40 per person – Tickets are now available at Styres Gas Bar or by calling Mary Wilkinson at 519-717-0023.
*NOTE – The deadline to purchase tickets is Saturday, November 12th, 2016*

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, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH 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, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

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