By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 25, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased announce the recipient of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week award is Jesse Costa and the No. 52 Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car team for the event on June 15.
The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during a Friday Night Excitement event at Ohsweken Speedway.
Friday June 15th was the Burger Barn Wall of Fame and Kids Race Night event. Jesse Costa, 25, from St. Thomas, Ont. was in the No. 52 Crate Sprint car for the 20-Lap feature. Costa started the feature in the second row inside of Brad Herron and behind front row starters Shone Evans and Holly Porter
It was an exciting race with Evans, Porter and Costa going three wide and exchanging the lead position multiple times. Evans held the first position for several laps before Porter, running the bottom of the track, took the top spot. There was plenty of side by side racing between the three drivers which found Porter in first, Costa in second and Evans in third.
The ensuing battle saw Porter hug the bottom and Costa wheeling his way around the top, each swapping the first and second positions. With the white flag flying, Costa and Porter came down the back stretch splitting lap traffic and racing full out to the finish. Costa took the checkered flag for his second victory of the season and was followed closely by Porter, Evans, Aaron Turkey and Lucas Smith in the top five positions.
With his second win, Costa finds himself in the top spot in the points standings. Congratulations to Jesse Costa and the No. 52 Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint team for an exciting race and win!
About Gales 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.
Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule 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 track’ 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 in 2018: 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, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.