by Tommy Goudge (June 29, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing continues this Friday, July 1 when Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents the Southern Ontario Sprints tour versus the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, and the Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for Thunder Stocks.
The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars will defend home turf against the Southern Ontario Sprints tour on Canada Day, while the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will do the same against the traveling drivers from the Duel on the Dirt series. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will also be contesting the 7th round of Ohsweken’s weekly racing series.
Glenn Styres won the SOS vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak event in 2015 during a summer streak of 5 consecutive A-Feature wins at Ohsweken which propelled him to the track championship. Other recent SOS vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak winners include Steve Collins (2014) and Mikey Kruchka (2013). Mitch Brown leads the Ohsweken championship standings heading into Friday’s event, while Jamie Turner is the SOS championship leader.
Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock teams will contest the longest feature race of their season in the running of running of the 5th annual Brock Leonard Memorial 50 lap race. Thanks to the generosity of sponsor Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, the 2016 edition of the Brock Leonard Memorial 50 will pay $2,000 to the winner, $1,000 to the runner-up, $500 to 3rd place, and a minimum $100 to all A-Feature starters.
The race honours Brock Leonard, a long-time speedway official and friend to many in the Ontario racing community, who passed away in 2012. Previous winners include Brad Herron (2012), Ryan Turner (2013), Lee Winger (2014), and Karl Sault (2015). The race will also serve as the first combined race on the 2016 Duel on the Dirt schedule, bringing invaders from Merrittville Speedway, Humberstone Speedway, and Brighton Speedway.
An average of 117 drivers have signed in for each of the first six rounds of Ohsweken’s 2016 season. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 1. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Championship points leader: Mitch Brown
Rookie of the Year leader: Jake Brown
A-Feature Winners: Mitch Brown – 2 (May 27, June 17); Jake Brown – 1 (May 20); Mikey Kruchka – 1 (June 3); Jared Zimbardi – 1 (June 10); Steve Poirier – 1 (June 24)
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
Championship points leader: Ryan Hunsinger
Rookie of the Year leader: Jesse McDonald
A-Feature Winners: Ryan Hunsinger – 3 (May 20, May 27, June 3); Josh Shantz – 1 (June 10); Mack DeMan (June 17); Jesse McDonald – 1 (June 24)
-Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks
Championship points leader: Dave Bailey
Rookie of the Year leader: Jason Lungaro
A-Feature Winners: Ryan Dinning – 3 (May 27, June 17, June 24); Dave Bailey – 2 (May 20, June 10); Wyatt Van Wart – 1 (June 3)
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Championship points leader: Brandon Janssens
Rookie of the Year leader: Brandon Crumbie
A-Feature Winners: Jon Janssens – 2 (June 3, June 24); Brandon Janssens – 1 (May 27); Mark Bazuin – 1 (June 10); Brandon Crumbie – 1 (June 17)
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
Championship points leader: Wayde Thorne & Paul Longboat (tie)
Rookie of the Year leader: Joey Wilcox
A-Feature winners: Wayde Thorne – 3 (May 27, June 3, June 17); Jake Maas – 1 (May 20); Dustin Longboat – 1 (June 10); Jerry Burnham – 1 (June 24)
BIG EVENTS COMING IN JULY!
Kasey Kahne, Ken Schrader, and the World of Outlaws are just the top of the iceberg when it comes to Ohsweken Speedway’s July schedule! Check out our commercial for more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXWPz4fkBOU
Reserve your seats now for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.
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, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a fourth consecutive season in 2016. Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2016. Call 519-445-2659 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, 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, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.