by Tommy Goudge (August 18, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing continues this Friday, August 19 when Jibs Action Sports presents Kids Race Canadian National Autism Foundation Night, and Autograph 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 KidsRace and the Canadian National Autism Foundation for the 6th annual benefit race night. Please visit www.CNAF.net and www.KidsRace.ca to learn more about the Canadian National Autism Foundation, and find out how you can help.
The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will all be in action this Friday, as championship chases come into focus in the weekly racing series.
The Crate Sprint Cars will be running double features this week, as they will complete their A-Feature which was postponed due to rain on Frankie Turkey Memorial Night July 8. The winner of that postponed A-Feature will receive the Pinty’s wings for a year prize which was to be handed out on July 8. The Mini Stocks and Bombers will also be running double features, as they will complete their A-Features which were postponed due to rain on Friday, August 5. **The Crate Sprints, Mini Stocks, and Bombers will be running special double feature formats, which will not include heat races.**
An average of 120 drivers have signed in for competition each week this season at Ohsweken. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 19. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.
About Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equipment, and has grown into one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, 1822 Whites Road North in Pickering, call them at 1-800-854-JIBS (5427), or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.com
2016 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
Reserve your seats now for the 2016 Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend coming up on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Championship points leader: Mitch Brown
Rookie of the Year leader: Dylan Westbrook
A-Feature Winners: Mitch Brown – 2 (May 27, June 17); Dylan Westbrook – 2 (July 15, July 22); Jake Brown – 1 (May 20); Mikey Kruchka – 1 (June 3); Jared Zimbardi – 1 (June 10); Steve Poirier – 1 (June 24); Dave Dykstra – 1 (July 1); Jim Huppunen – 1 (July 22); Kasey Kahne – 1 (July 25)
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
Championship points leader: Jesse McDonald
Rookie of the Year leader: Jesse McDonald
A-Feature Winners: Mack DeMan – 4 (June 17, July 15, July 22, July 25); Ryan Hunsinger – 3 (May 20, May 27, June 3); Jesse McDonald – 2 (June 24, July 1); Josh Shantz – 1 (June 10)
-Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks
Championship points leader: Dave Bailey
Rookie of the Year leader: Jason Lungaro
A-Feature Winners: Ryan Dinning – 5 (May 27, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 15); Dave Bailey – 4 (May 20, June 10, July 25, August 5); Wyatt Van Wart – 1 (June 3); Jim Lampman – 1 (July 22); Karl Sault – 1 (July 25)
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Championship points leader: Brandon Janssens
Rookie of the Year leader: Brandon Crumbie
A-Feature Winners: Mark Bazuin – 4 (June 10, July 1, July 8, July 26); Jon Janssens – 2 (June 3, June 24); Brandon Crumbie – 2 (June 17, July 22); Brandon Janssens – 1 (May 27); Chris Ryckman – 1 (July 26)
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
Championship points leader: Dustin Longboat
Rookie of the Year leader: Joey Wilcox
A-Feature winners: Wayde Thorne – 4 (May 27, June 3, June 17, July 8); Jerry Burnham – 2 (June 24, July 1); Dustin Longboat – 2 (June 10, July 22); Jake Maas – 1 (May 20); Fabio Olivieri – 1 (July 15)
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.