By Clayton Johns
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 1, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway is set to kickoff the month of August with a different twist to its Friday Night Excitement program as Bradshaw Fuels presents Emergency Services night. All Emergency Services personnel, including police, fire fighters, paramedics and first responders will receive free admission with their professional ID.
On the track, the Late Model Open headlines the night’s action as the top Late Model drivers from across the province converge on Ohsweken for the only Late Model race of the season on the Six Nations 3/8-mile oval.
The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com will make its second appearance of the season at Ohsweken. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will run a full program while the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will start the night with their July 20 feature that was postponed due to rain before continuing into a full race program.
Race time is 7:30pm with grandstand gates opening at 6:00pm. Adult admission is just $14 or $7 with a new, unwrapped toy while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free. This pricing is in effect for all weekly Friday Night Excitement shows in 2018.
Late Model Open
Dirt Late Model racing returns to Ohsweken for one night only in 2018 with the Ohsweken Late Model Open on Friday night. Entry for the Late Model Open is available to Crate Late Model and Open Motor Late Model. The event will consist of eight lap qualifying heat races, a four-lap dash and a 20-lap main event. Last season’s race saw 29 drivers from Brighton Speedway, Humberstone Speedway, South Buxton Raceway and the state of New York to form a very competitive field.
At the end of the 2017 event, it was Brighton Speedway champion Charlie Sandercock who drove to Lucas Oil Victory Lane ahead of South Buxton pilot Jason Haskell while Brighton veteran Kyle Sopaz navigated his Crate-powered car to a third-place finish, proving that anybody can succeed at Ohsweken with the right setup. Entering this week’s race, Sandercock is the current point leader at Brighton, Chad Homan of Macedon, NY leads the weekly standings at Humberstone and Dale Glassford is the point leader at South Buxton.
Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com
The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com make its second appearance of the season at Ohsweken and the race will mark the beginning of the second half of the season for the upstart tour’s inaugural season. The tour is coming off a thrilling race last Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway that saw 15-year-old Jacob Dykstra drive to Victory Lane and become the tour’s third different winner in five races.
Ohsweken weekly drivers Shone Evans and Aaron Turkey both have a pair of wins on the tour this year. Turkey scored the victory in the tour’s inaugural race at Ohsweken on May 18. Current Ohsweken point leader Jesse Costa is also the Action Sprint Tour’s high-point man. Entering the sixth race of the season, he leads Turkey by 15 points while Evans, Dykstra and Ryan Hunsinger round out the top-five.
Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Trevor DeBoer became the third member of his family to earn an Ohsweken Speedway feature win last Friday night and seventh different victor in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division’s 10 Feature events this season. Dave Bailey’s fourth win of the campaign in the second Feature last week solidified his position as the point leader. Joining him in the win column so far this season are Ryan Dinning, Logan Shwedyk, Mark Bazuin, Ken Sargent and Lee Winger.
HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks also saw a first time winner last Friday night at Mike Sarantakos drove his “Purple People Eater” No.6x to victory lane to become the sixth different winner in nine races. Nick Masi leads the way in the win column with four victories while Gillian Hils, Sean Iftody, Tim DeBoer, Dusty DeBoer and Sarantakos all have single victories so far this season.
About Bradshaw Fuels: Based in Waterford, Ontario, Bradshaw Fuels Limited was founded in 1979. The company’s line of business includes the wholesale distribution of petroleum and petroleum products. Call them at 519 443-8611, or visit their website at www.BradshawFuels.com.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now!
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15 are on sale now! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2018 schedule of events, click here.
Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.
Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 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 and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.
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Phone: (519) 717-0023
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: 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, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.