By Clayton Johns
OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 6, 2017 – The second ever Triple Crown Showdown presented by Townline Variety and Stoneridge Specialty Insurance is building in anticipation as fans get the only opportunity of the year to see Big-Block Modifieds, 360 Sprints Cars and Late Models on the same track on August 24.
Ohsweken Speedway is also pleased to announce NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Super DIRTcar Series star Stewart Friesen will have his Eldora Dirt Derby NASCAR Truck on display. Fans will be able to see the truck Friesen drove in a dominating performance and second-place finish at Eldora Speedway last month up close and in person.
The event features the best Big-Block Modified drivers in the world as the Super DIRTcar Series rolls into Ohsweken for their second ever event. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars will also be in action for a $3,000-to-win event alongside a $2,000-to-win race for the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. A handful of drivers will be chasing a $25,000 payday if they can win all three events or a $5,000 bonus to win two of the three features.
Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Advanced reserved seating is available for $30 per person by visiting https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or by calling 1 (519) 717-0023.
Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds
The Super DIRTcar Series last visited Ohsweken in 2015 for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown. Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY upset the talented cast of Super DIRTcar Series regulars for his first career win with the Series in the 75-lap affair. Brachmann came from 11th to score the victory over Dale Planck and reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard. ‘The Doctor’ Danny Johnson and local pilot Mat Williamson completed the top-five. The local talent will hope to upset the Series regulars for the second straight race at Ohsweken and claim the $6,000 winner’s prize.
Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
The drivers in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division will likely have to contend with several outside invaders in the high-paying $3,000-to-win event. For many drivers, the race not only serves as an excellent payday, but also as a tune-up for the massive $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals three weeks later on September 15-16.
Go Nuclear Late Models
The Go Nuclear Late Models make their third visit to Ohsweken. The Series was also a part of the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on June 30, 2015 when Darren Peters held off Charlie Sandercock for the victory. During last year’s Northern Crate Nationals, John Waters Whitesville, NY also defeated Sandercock to score the win. This year, Sandercock is already one driver confirmed to run in at least two classes on the night with his Late Model and 360 Sprint Car.
Tickets Available Now!
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.
About Townline Variety: Townline Variety is a full service Gas Station, Variety Store and Country Style coffee shop. Located at 7329 Indian Line at the corner of Mohawk Road on the Six Nations Reserve, Towline Variety has everything you need to get your trip started or to keep you on the road. Find them on Facebook at Facebook.com/TownlineVarietGasCountryStyle.
About Stoneridge Specialty Insurance: Stoneridge Specialty Insurance: Stoneridge Specialty Insurance is Canada’s only insurance provider dedicated to the motorsport industry. Stoneridge Specialty Insurance offers the widest range of products that are specifically designed to protect motorsports associations, facilities, teams and special events. Contact the only experts for all your motorsports insurance requirements by visiting www.stoneridgespecialty.ca.
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 MEDIA
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: 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, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.