By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. – May 31, 2018 – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce this week’s recipient selected of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week Award is 15 year-old Liam Martin and the No.29 Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car team.
The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
On Friday, May 25th, during McDonald’s of Brantford and Paris night at Ohsweken, Martin started fifth for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car 20-lap Feature. The Binbrook, Ont. native behind the wheel of his No.29 Crate Sprint Car took advantage of the improved track surface and drove to the second position by lap six.
He overtook the lead at lap 8 from the No. 12 of Brad Herron. Then, with 3 restarts in the last five laps, Martin continued to hold off Herron for an exciting, edge of your seat finish, winning his first ever Crate Sprint Car Feature race by 0.464 seconds. Congratulations to Liam Martin and the No.29 team for a great race!
Martin will be back in action with the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars for Friday Night Excitement on Friday, June 1 for Auto Parts Centres night featuring NASCAR Legend Ken Schrader and the UMP Modifieds. Also in action are the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm.
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.
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.