Ohsweken, Ontario – August 19, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 22, when Grand River Powersports presents KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation night featuring 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, plus TUSA Canada West Mod Lites.
KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT
The Canadian National Autism Foundation promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. The CNAF was formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of children with autism, providing funding for Canadian-based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness.
Ohsweken Speedway is honoured to host the Canadian National Autism Foundation for the 4th annual benefit race night for autism at the track. Please visit www.CNAF.net to learn more about the Canadian National Autism Foundation, and find out how you can help.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Glenn Styres opened his lead over Mitch Brown to 42 points in the 360 Sprint Car championship standings with a 2nd place finish last Friday night. Brown and defending champ Jim Huppunen have emerged as Styres’ main competitors for the 2014 title, which has 3 races left on the schedule. Huppunen is 9 points behind Brown and sits 3rd in the standings, followed by Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, Jamie Turner, Jeremy Hughes, and Kyle Patrick. Cory Turner is the leading Rookie of the Year candidate, and sits 11th in the overall standings.
TUSA CANADA WEST MOD LITES
This Friday’s race marks the 4th of 8 events on the TUSA Canada West Mod Lite series schedule for 2014, and their second of two visits to Ohsweken this year. It is also the first race in a tripleheader weekend for the tour, which will move to Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, and Humberstone Speedway on Sunday.
Paul Klager passed Derek Wagner on the last lap of the TUSA Canada West Mod Lite feature at Ohsweken on June 20, with Wagner settling for the runner-up spot, and Jesse Hudson, Jeff May, and Dean Pronovost claiming top 5 finishes. Klager also holds the lead in the TUSA Canada West championship standings, followed by Wagner, Jeff May, Jamie Gilbert, Hudson, Pronovost, Josh Sliter, Evan Leonard, Rob Misener, and Ray Sliter, Jr. rounding out the top 10. More information about the TUSA Canada West Mod Lites is available at www.T-USA.org
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger’s lead in the Crate Sprint Car standings increased to 45 points over Aaron Turkey after last Friday’s race, when Hunsinger finished 2nd behind new 15 lap track record holder Dylan Westbrook and Kyle Durnin, while Turkey crashed on the first lap. Turkey still holds the 2nd spot in the standings, followed by new 6 lap track record holder Jake Brown, Mike Thorne, Josh Shantz, Mark Czuba, Brad Herron, Tyler Hendricks, Paul Lang, and Kyle Durnin.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Wyatt Van Wart clawed back some of the points he lost to Dave Silverthorn, Jr. last Friday when he finished 2nd behind new 20 lap track record holder Ryan Dinning. Silverthorn finished 5th in that race leads the Thunder Stock standings by 10 points over Van Wart, while Lee Winger is 18 points behind Van Wart, and Chris Dickie is 11 points behind Winger. Dave Bailey, Ryan Dinning, Rookie of the Year leader Chase Hess, Bryce Richardson, Karl Sault, and Bill Bleich, Jr. make up the remainder of the current top 10.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Mark Bazuin won the prestigious Art Hill Memorial 42 feature last Friday, but didn’t gain much in the championship standings, as Tyler Lafantaisie finished a close 2nd. Lafantaisie leads by 65 points over Rookie of the Year leader Bazuin, while Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 66 (Brandon and Jon Janssens), Robin Elliott, Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Kathi Dickie, Jason Lungaro, Lucas Lubin, and Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater) currently hold spots in the top 10.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Dusty DeBoer continued his consistency last Friday as he finished 2nd behind first time winner Clinton Nicholls, and added a few points to his championship lead. Joe DeBoer finished 3rd in that race and sits 45 points behind Dusty, while Gillian Hils, Ashton Reekie, Clinton Nicholls, Max Chechalk, Gerald Burnham, Paul Longboat, Tim Nuell, and Team 1210 (Thomas Booker and Derek Dwyer) are in the top 10.
CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE – AUGUST 31, 2014
The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted ($50) entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is August 31, 2014. Entries can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, and more.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. 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.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
About Grand River Powersports: A Kawasaki and Polaris dealership located in Brantford, Ontario, Grand River Powersports (GRPS) carries Kawasaki Motorcycles, ATV’s, and UTV’s, as well as Polaris Snowmobiles, ATV’s, and UTV’s. GRPS has a large selection of helmets, clothing, and accessories to get you going on your new toy, and licenced, factory-trained technicians who are able to repair or perform safety inspections on just about anything. Call GRPS at 1-855-767-3703, and visit them at www.GrandRiverPowersports.ca and 1264 Colborne Street East in Brantford, Ontario.
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, August 22, when Grand River Powersports presents KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation night featuring 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, plus TUSA Canada West Mod Lites.
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 at 6:00pm, with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm. 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.