Ohsweken, Ontario – August 14, 2013 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 18th season of racing continues this Friday, August 16 when Metal Works presents “Corr/Pak vs. SOS” night. This week’s event features the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars versus the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS VS. SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS
This Friday features the third of three challenge events this season between traveling Sprint Car series and the regulars of the weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division, with a $1,700 prize on the line for the winner of the 25 lap feature. The Ontario-based Southern Ontario Sprints tour drivers are the foes for Corr/Pak drivers defending home turf this time, although some drivers do race with both groups, and will be earning valuable points in both championship chases.
Chris Jones of Demorestville, Ontario took over at the top of the SOS standings by winning his third consecutive SOS feature last Saturday at Brighton Speedway. Jamie Collard is currently 2nd in the SOS standings and just 3 points behind Jones, followed by Mitch Brown, Keith Dempster, Warren Mahoney, Glenn Styres, Bob Crawford, Tyler Rand, and a 10th place tie between Dain Naida and Brad Lodge. Other SOS drivers expected on Friday include Brad Lodge, Chris Durand, Kyle Fraser, Frank Baranowski, and Jim Munsie.
Glenn Styres won the opening round for the SOS on May 18 at Brighton Speedway, while Jamie Collard won at Brighton on June 8, and Chris Jones won at Brighton on July 13 and August 10, and South Buxton Raceway on August 3.
Jim Huppunen will lead Ohsweken’s weekly Sprint Car drivers in defending their home turf, as the 2011 Corr/Pak champion won his first feature of the season on Friday night. Huppunen currently sits atop the Corr/Pak standings, followed by Jamie Collard, Mitch Brown, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Derek Jonathan, Chris Steele, a 9th place tie between Glenn Styres and Jamie Turner, and Keith Dempster. Tom Huppunen, Havard Daniels, Dain Naida, Conor Mahoney, Steve Goldner, and Mikey Kruchka are also among the regular Corr/Pak racers expected to compete this Friday.
Glenn Styres won the Corr/Pak features on May 17, May 24, and June 14, while Kyle Patrick won the Corr/Pak feature on June 7, Jason Barney won the Corr/Pak vs. PST feature on June 21, Jamie Collard won the Corr/Pak feature on July 5, Steve Poirier won the Corr/Pak vs. ESS feature on July 12, Mitch Brown won the Corr/Pak feature on July 26, Shane Stewart won the Northern Summer Nationals on July 29, and Jim Huppunen won the Corr/Pak feature on August 9.
Warren Mahoney enters the weekend as the most recent winner in Sprint Car competition in the province, as the former SOS champion won without a wing with the Ontario Topless Sprints at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday night. Warren’s father Dick will not be in competition this Friday due to a crash in that same Sunday event, along with another the previous night at Brighton.
Friday’s race is a full points event for both groups, and will also serve as the SOS qualifier for the TJSlideways.com Ohsweken Shootout, which is scheduled to kick off Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 13.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Last Friday was busy for the Thunder Stock racers, with a regularly scheduled event, plus a make up feature from the July 19 postponement. Lee Winger won the make up feature, while Wyatt Van Wart got his second win of the season in the regular feature.
Lee Winger has moved into a tie for the lead in the points standings with Jim Lampman, while Cory Turner is now third, followed by Bryce Richardson, and Mike Thorne.
Karl Sault took over at the top of the Rookie of the Year standings, but his lead is just 11 points over Dave Silverthorn, Jr.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
The Mini Stocks will be “back to normal” with a 15 lap feature this week after last Friday’s 42 lap Art Hill Memorial race. Davey Boughton is the current points leader, followed by Alex Schuts, Laura Hughes, Jason Lungaro, and Chase Hess.
Davey Boughton also leads the Rookie of the Year standings, followed by Alex Schuts.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Dusty DeBoer had to borrow a car just to run the Bomber feature last week, but it paid off as he won the feature and took the points lead as a result. Tim DeBoer is just 2 points behind, followed by Max Chechalk, Brady Longboat, and the #6 team of Wayde and Mark Thorne.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and check out our new system for online ticket sales, or purchase your tickets at the track on race nights with your Visa, Mastercard, or Debit card!
RIDE WITH THE PROS
Ohsweken Speedway has two custom-built two-seater Sprint Cars available for rides. Please visit www.OhswekenTwoSeater.com to learn how you can take the ride of your life with one of the stars of the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division!
THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway Pits each week from May 16th to September 5th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
About Metal Works: Located just a few miles from Ohsweken in Caledonia, Ontario, Metal Works powder coats and finish metals for a wide range of applications, including Motorsports, Hot Rods, Show Cars and Motorcycles. They also provide metal finish for industrial and commercial uses, such as shelving and product displays. Powder coating looks like paint, but it’s tougher paint. It protects metal, and it’s durable and scratch resistant, plus it makes metal more attractive. Please visit www.MetalWorksPowderCoating.com for more information about Metal Works.
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 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a sixth consecutive season in 2013. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
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. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit the title sponsor of Thunder Stock racing at Ohsweken 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, and by providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many hundreds of 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’s support of Mini Stock racing at Ohsweken continues for a third consecutive season in 2013. 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: 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. Track officials are proud to expand their involvement with business owner Gale Hill, who has supported Ohsweken Speedway and its race teams for many years. Call 519-445-2659 for more information on the title sponsor of Bomber racing at Ohsweken.
Ohsweken Speedway also thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 2013 season: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Fuels & Lubricants Heating & Cooling, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Klotz Canada Synthentic Lubricants, and Burger Barn.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 18th season of racing continues this Friday, August 16 when Metal Works presents “Corr/Pak vs. SOS” night. This week’s event features the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars versus the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, plus 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 admission for seniors and students is $10, and kids age 12 and under are admitted FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00pm, with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 16! Visit the new 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 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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