Ohsweken, Ontario – June 25, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, June 27, when Strickland’s GMC presents the “Sportsman Shootout” featuring the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, plus 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.
DIRTcar SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS
DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds return this Friday for the division’s only visit to Ohsweken this season. Formerly a weekly division at Ohsweken, the class has produced several current Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division regulars, including 2010 champion Dave Dykstra.
Current Humberstone Speedway points leader Gary Lindberg won last year’s Sportman Shootout at Ohsweken, and will be a favourite to win again on Friday. He has won 3 features at Humberstone already this season, plus another at Merrittville. Lindberg is one of many Sportsman division regulars from Merrittville Speedway and Humberstone Speedway expected to compete at the DIRTcar-sanctioned event at Ohsweken this Friday, including Cody McPherson, a former Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stock champ who won the 2012 DIRTcar Sportsman Series title, and Brad Rouse, who won the 2013 DIRTcar Sportsman Series title.
Some other former Ohsweken Speedway champions will be in the Sportsman field on Friday, including 2004 and 2005 Sportsman champ Jay Mallory, 2006 Sportsman champ Rob Pratt, 2003 Mini Stock champ Robbie Rounce, and 2006 Thunder Stock champ A.J. Lewis. Ryan Turner, a former regular in Ohsweken’s Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock division, will be back racing at Ohsweken on Friday for the first time since moving to the Sportsman division. Turner won the Brock Leonard Memorial 50 last season. Several drivers who have run Mod-Lite races at Ohsweken in the past are now Sportsman division regulars planning to race on Friday, including Adam Leslie, and Joey Mastroianni.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
The 360 Sprint Car teams will get back to regular racing this Friday, following their challenge race with the Patriot Sprint Tour last week which paid only show-up points. Glenn Styres leads the championship standings, followed by Mitch Brown, Jim Huppunen, Chris Steele, Kyle Patrick, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, and Justin Martin.
Cory Turner is 15th overall, and leads the Rookie of the Year standings by 7 points over Shawn Sliter.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger raced last Friday night despite suffering burns in a TQ midget event on June 14, and kept his lead in the Crate Sprint Car championship standings as a result. Jake Brown, Aaron Turkey, Tyler Hendricks, and Mike Thorne round out the current top five.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Wyatt Van Wart claimed his third Thunder Stock win of the season last Friday, and retook the lead in the championship standings as a result. His advantage is just one point over defending champ Lee Winger, with Billy Bleich, Jr., Karl Sault, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Ryan Dinning, Steve Hess, Jim Lampman, Dave Bailey, and Bryce Richardson giving chase.
Chase Hess is 12th overall and leads the Rookie of the Year standings, with John Cote and Ryan Hess his nearest competitiors.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
The Mini Stocks had a season-high 31 drivers in competition last Friday, but a familiar face was in victory lane, as Tyler Lafantaisie won his third feature of the Ohsweken season, and extended his championship points lead as a result. Team 66 (Jon Janssens and Brandon Janssens) is currently second in the standings, followed by Rookie of the Year standings leader Mark Bazuin, Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 79 (Steve Miller and Dan Miller), Lucas Lubin, Dave Goodacre, Jason Lungaro, Jonathan Ayrton, and Tim DeBoer.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Max Chechalk won his second Bomber feature in a row last Friday, but he’s still 6th in the standings, with Dusty DeBoer, Joe DeBoer, Gillian Hils, Ashton Reekie, and Paul Longboat ahead of him. Clinton Nicholls, Gerald Burnham, Dustin Longboat, and Tim Nuell round out the top 10.
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 email@example.com
THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
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 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.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, June 27, when Strickland’s GMC presents the “Sportsman Shootout” featuring the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, plus 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. Adult general admission for this special event is $15, while seniors and students are $12, 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, June 27! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
*PLEASE NOTE: Two For One vouchers and Free Pass vouchers cannot be redeemed at any of Ohsweken Speedway’s special events, including the event scheduled for this Friday, June 27.
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.