by Tommy Goudge (October 18, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The second season of weekly racing in Ohsweken Speedway’s Crate Sprint Car division saw close competition and steady improvement in car counts. Track officials and partners are pleased with the results of the GM 602 crate engine program, and look forward to building upon the solid foundation in the seasons to come.
Ohsweken’s race teams have proven the Crate Sprint Car concept over the past two seasons, with several other tracks and organizations now implementing a similar model. Ohsweken officials are pleased to announce that their Crate Sprint Car program will continue in 2016 with title sponsor Strickland’s GMC, and approved engine conversion/maintenance facilities Leitch Performance Engines and Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop again on board.
The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division has seen 11 different A-Feature winners over the first two seasons of competition at Ohsweken, with fields of 15 to 16 cars the norm during the second half of the 2015 season. Several drivers have already used the Crate division as a springboard to success in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, including Tyler Hendricks, Dylan Westbrook, and Alex Hill, while several others are planning to make the jump in 2016. The division has already brought many new drivers to dirt track racing, open wheel racing, and to Ohsweken Speedway, with more interested in joining.
Management from other tracks in the area have expressed interest in hosting the division next season. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com in the coming weeks for more news regarding the 2016 Ohsweken Speedway season.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY AWARDS BANQUET NOVEMBER 20
Tickets for the annual Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet coming up on November 20 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre are on sale now. Please note banquet attendance is mandatory for drivers who are eligible to collect money from the points fund. Contact Mary Wilkinson at 519-717-0023 for details and to purchase tickets.
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.
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, 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.