Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media
By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 13, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce this week’s of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week Award is Dylan Westbrook and the Hill’s Racing No. 47x 360 Sprint Car team.
The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during the Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
Friday, June 7 was Minor Sports Night presented by the Rochester Knighthawks. Westbrook, the defending champion of the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint car division and two-time winner already this season, found himself in the seventh starting position in a field of 24 cars for the 20-lap Feature. Mack DeMan and Ryan Turner started on the front row to lead the field to the double green flags to start the race. While DeMan and Turner battled for first and second position, Westbrook quickly covered rough terrain on the high side to gain the fourth spot and began chasing Mitch Brown for third.
A caution at lap five for Cole McDonald saw the field restart with DeMan, R.Turner, Brown, Westbrook and Scott Kreutter rounding out the top five. Westbrook held the top, with Brown in the middle and Kreutter on the bottom as they came into turn two. Westbrook came out in the third position on lap six. Westbrook was in hot pursuit of R.Turner with exciting side by side racing that saw Westbrook take over the second position on lap 11. Despite a caution on lap 12, DeMan continued to hold the lead while navigating lapped traffic. Westbrook weaved his way around the lapped cars and with two laps to go was closing the gap on DeMan.
As the white flag flew, DeMan and Westbrook drove hard for the finish line with Westbrook tucking down low through turn three to steal the trip to Mister Transmission Victory Lane away from DeMan and earn his third consecutive win. Kreutter, Jim Huppunen and Cory Turner completed the top five. This is Westbrook’s 25th career win at Ohsweken, which is only two wins away from tying current track record holder Glenn Styres. Congratulations to Westbrook and the No.47x team for a great race!
Westbrook will be back in action as Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday June 14 as Core-Mark presents Wall of Fame Night and Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation. The Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame will welcome its five new inductees, John and Wendy Brush, Ryan Hunsinger, Rob Pietz and Zeger Van Thuyl. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. The race will be the second home track race for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.
About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s
Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.
Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now
Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online athttps://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.
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 24th 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 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.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Phone: (519) 717-0023
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Nitro 54 Variety, Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.