Ohsweken, Ontario – July 23, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 25, when McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris present Autograph Night and Christmas in July, featuring 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. Donate a toy to the Christmas in July toy drive to receive half price admission!

Mitch Brown moved back into 2nd place in the 360 Sprint Car championship points standings with an emotional win in honour of his grandfather last Friday. He’s now 26 points behind leader Glenn Styres, while defending champ Jim Huppunen is just 1 point behind Brown. Kyle Patrick is 4th, while Chris Steele, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, and Jamie Turner hold top 10 spots. Cory Turner is 12th, and leads the Rookie of the Year standings.

Ryan Hunsinger continues to lead the Crate Sprint Car standings, but Aaron Turkey inched closer to Hunsinger with his 4th win of the season last Friday. Turkey now is 22 points behind Hunsinger, with Jake Brown, Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, Paul Lang, Mark Czuba, Brad Herron, Tyler Hendricks, and Robbie General holding top 10 spots.

Lee Winger took the win and $1,800 prize from last Friday’s Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for the Thunder Stocks, but didn’t get much ground in the championship standings, as Wyatt Van Wart finished 2nd. Van Wart holds a 42 point lead over Winger heading into this week’s race, while Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Chris Dickie, Bill Bleich, Jr., Jim Lampman, Dave Bailey, Rookie of the Year leader Chase Hess, Ryan Dinning, and Karl Sault hold spots in the top 10.

Mini Stock championship points leader Tyler Lafantaisie finished 11th last Friday – his first finish outside the top 4 all season. Lafantaisie saw his lead over Rookie of the Year leader Mark Bazuin shrink to 49 points as a result, while Team 66 (Brandon and Jon Janssens), Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Robin Elliott, Lucas Lubin, Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater), Matt Nuell, and Kathi Dickie round out the top 10.

Dusty DeBoer scored his second win of the season last Friday, and opened his lead over Joe DeBoer in the Bomber championship points standings to 37 as a result. Ashton Reekie has the 3rd spot, followed by Gillian Hils, Max Chechalk, Paul Longboat, Clinton Nicholls, Gerald Burnham, Tim Nuell, and Dakota Potts.

Grand River Power Sports, 21st Century Signs, Brant News, and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation have partnered with Ohsweken Speedway to make the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals a “Race For The Cure” event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation. Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks are all part of the show. Drivers and teams are collecting pledges for this special event, with prizes from Twenty First Century Signs for those who collect the most. The 1st place driver will be awarded $300, while 2nd place will receive $200, and 3rd place will receive $100. Support a great cause, and you could put some extra cash in your favourite driver’s pocket too! Contact Ohsweken Speedway Marketing & Promotions Manager Robin Cook by phone at 519 770-7606, or by e-mail at robin@ohswekenspeedway for more information.

Don’t miss the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series’ only visit to Ohsweken Speedway this season! 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 29. This year’s Six Nations Showdown takes on added significance, as part of the “Salute to the King” farewell tour for 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser. The Bloomington, Indiana driver is stepping away from racing full time with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series at the conclusion of the 2014 season. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com for more information.

Reserved campsites are available for all special events at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

Staying at the track this weekend in anticipation of next week’s major events? Why not check out some of Six Nations’ true culture by visiting the 35th annual Grand River “Champion of Champions” Pow Wow on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27! A shuttle service will be available from the speedway on both Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle will take you to and from the Pow Wow at a cost of only $2.00.

Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Advance tickets for regular Friday night events at Ohsweken are also available – Beat the line on race night! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

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

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak’s support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. 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. 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 the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken’s Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. 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 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 returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. 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 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 returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. 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. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway 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: Gale’s Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. 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. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 25, when McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris present Autograph Night and Christmas in July, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 25! Donate a toy to the Christmas in July toy drive to receive half price admission! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, 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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