Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media
By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 12, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week for September 6th is Hannah Ferrell and the No.4 Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint team. The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during the Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
In the 20-lap feature of the final points night, Hannah Ferrell and Jesse Costa led the field to the double green flag start. Ferrell quickly took point for the lead with Costa racing close behind in the 2nd position. Ferrell continued to hold the lead as the field came into lap traffic on lap 5. Ferrell opened up a lead of several car lengths over Costa, Spencer Davis, Nick Sheridan and Lucas Smith. Lap 8 saw Ferrell slowed up in lapped traffic but still maintaining the lead with Costa gaining ground on the top side of the track. When Ferrell became mired in traffic on the inside line, Costa used his momentum on the top side to take over the lead at lap 14. Costa held the lead for the next four laps until Ferrell, running the bottom groove of the track, regained the lead with two laps to go. With three lapped cars between Ferrell and Costa, Ferrell raced to victory in a green to checkers feature over Costa to celebrate her first career win in the # 4 Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint car. Jesse Costa, Jacob Dykstra, Lucas Smith and Nick Sheridan rounded out the top 5.
Ohsweken Speedway returns to action next weekend for it’s biggest weekend of the season, the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The weekend gets started with test and tune night on Thursday, September 12th as tune up for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals featuring triple 15-lap Features on Friday, September 13th. Then, more than 60 of the best 360 Sprint Car drivers from across North America will battle for $10,000 USD in the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express. Saturday’s event will be broadcast live from start to finish on MAVTV Canada’s All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. For additional event information, including a full schedule of events as well as camping and ticket pricing 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.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now!
The best 360 Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 for the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone at 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 Brantford Chevrolet 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 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: 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, Grisdale Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.