Ohsweken, Ontario – July 15, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 18, when Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents Brock Leonard Memorial Night featuring the “Brock Leonard Memorial 50” for Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL 50
Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock teams will contest the longest feature race of their season this week in the running of the Brock Leonard Memorial 50. The race honours Brock Leonard, a long-time speedway official and friend to many in the Ontario racing community, who passed away in 2012. The third annual Brock Leonard Memorial 50 will feature a slightly different format, with group time trials added to the qualification process, which will also include heat races, and a B-Main.
Brad Herron won the inaugural “Brock Leonard Memorial 50″ in 2012, while Ryan Turner was the winner of last year’s event. Herron is now racing in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division, while Turner has joined the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified ranks, leaving a host of competitors looking to add their names to the special trophy, and earn the $1,000 winner’s prize.
Wyatt Van Wartwon his 4th feature race of the season last Friday, and leads the Thunder Stock championship standings heading into the Brock Leonard Memorial 50. Dave Silverthorn, Jr. is second in the standings, followed by 2013 champ Lee Winger, Jim Lampman, Chris Dickie, Bill Bleich, Jr., Dave Bailey, Karl Sault, Rookie of the Year standings leader Chase Hess, and Steve Hess.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Dain Naida won last Friday’s 360 Sprint Car feature in his first visit to Ohsweken this season, but Glenn Styres continues to lead the championship standings. Styres has three feature wins at Ohsweken already this season, and has finished in the top 10 in all 8 races contested so far. 2011 and 2013 champ Jim Huppunen took a third place finish last Friday and moved to second in the standings in the process, followed by Kyle Patrick, Mitch Brown, 2012 champ Chris Steele, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, 2010 champ Dave Dykstra, 2008 champ Keith Dempster, and Jamie Turner.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger won his third Crate Sprint Car feature of the season last Friday, and continues to lead the championship standings. Aaron Turkey sits second in the standings, followed by Jake Brown, Mike Thorne, and Josh Shantz. The new division has featured 11 full time drivers, and saw 600cc Micro Sprint driver Dylan Westbrook make his Crate Sprint Car debut last Friday. Another new car is expected this Friday, as 2013 Mini Stock champ Davey Boughton is slated to be in attendance with his Crate Sprint Car.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Tyler Lafantaisie continued his dominance of the Mini Stock division last Friday by winning his fourth Ohsweken feature of the season. Lafantaisie also has three runner-up finishes and a 4th place finish this season, and leads the championship standings over Rookie of the Year standings leader Mark Bazuin, Team 66 (Brandon and Jon Janssens), Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Lucas Lubin, Robin Elliott, Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater), Jonathan Ayrton, and Tim DeBoer.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Spencer General-Thomas won his first ever Bomber feature last Friday, but is not in the top 10 in the championship standings, as he didn’t compete until mid-June. 2013 champ Dusty DeBoer has won a feature this season, but his lead in the standings is built on consistency, as he hasn’t finished worse than 4th in any of his 8 races. Joe DeBoer is second, followed by Max Chechalk, Ashton Reekie, Gillian Hils, Paul Longboat, Clinton Nicholls, Gerald Burnham, Tim Nuell, and Dakota Potts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, July 18, when Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents Brock Leonard Memorial Night featuring the “Brock Leonard Memorial 50” for Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, 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 seniors and students are $10, 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, July 11! Visit the 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 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.