Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media
By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 4, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week for June 28 is Paul Klager and the No.1eh Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car team. The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during the Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
Club 54 Racing presented Sponsor night which saw Hannah Ferrell and Paul Klager lead the field to the green of the 20-lap feature. The start saw the field run three-wide before a caution was thrown in the first lap when Eric Gledhill spun in turn three. The restart saw Klager gain the lead over Ferrell as a red flag came out when Derek Lemyre and Johnny Miller made contact that caused Miller to roll in corner four. Miller was unhurt but his car was towed and unable to finish the race.
The single-file restart put Klager in front, followed by Ferrell, Jesse Costa, Liam Martin and Lemyre. Klager jumped out to a fast lead over the pack for two laps before a second red flag came out on lap four when Josh Hill, Shane Stickel, Blaine Barrow and Jesse McDonald all came into contact on the front straightaway sending McDonald and Stickel airborne into a vicious flip. The drivers were able to walk away but Hill, Stickel and McDonald both saw their nights finished.
Klager held the lead on the restart over Ferrell and Costa who were battling hard for the second position with Liam Martin and Nick Sheridan close behind. A lap seven caution brought the field to a halt when Gledhill had a flat tire and was removed from the track. Klager maintained the lead on the restart and by lap 10 was leading by several car lengths.
Klager moved easily through lapped traffic and put half a straightaway between him, Costa, Sheridan, Martin and Ferrell. Costa saw his second spot slip away when Lofton Schuts blew his motor in front of him allowing Sheridan and Martin to race into second and third respectively. Klager, The Beamsville Bullet, handily drove to his first career Crate Sprint Car win for a trip to Mister Transmission Victory Lane with Sheridan, Martin, Costa and Ferrell rounding out the top five. Congratulations to Paul Klager and his team on their first Sprint Car victory.
Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, July 5 for Frankie Turkey Memorial night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm. The pit gates open at 5:00pm before the main grandstand opens at 6:00pm. For the full schedule of Ohsweken Speedway events, 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.
About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s
Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.
Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now
Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online athttps://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (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 GMC Crate 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 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: Nitro 54 Variety, 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, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.