By Tommy Goudge
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 28, 2022) – The 25th season of Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway continues this Friday, July 1 when Burger Barn presents the 16th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. This special event features a $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start race for the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series, plus $2,000-to-win races for 358 Modifieds and the Action Sprint Tour Fueled by Pinty’s.
Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series
This Friday’s 16th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will be unique for several reasons. Originally scheduled for 2020, it will be the first CSCN not contested in September, and the first under Knights of Thunder series sanction. The Knights of Thunder season will open the previous night at Humberstone Speedway, creating a rare Thursday-Friday double.
Entries have already been received from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and New York, and competitors are asked to file their entries online if they have not already done so. Please visit the CSCN Competitor Info page for more information: https://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/
Advance reserved seat tickets are available, and tickets will also be available at the front gate on race day. Please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.
Action Sprint Tour Fueled by Pinty’s
The Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars will also compete Thursday night at Humberstone before heading to Ohsweken on Friday. The AST season began on June 11 at Merrittville Speedway where 2021 champion Jacob Dykstra took the win. Dykstra leads the AST standings as a result, followed by Darren Dryden, Allan Downey, Austin Roes, and Brett Stratford; Dryden and Stratford also hold top five spots in Ohsweken’s Strickland’s Crate Sprint Car division standings.
Mat Williamson was the winner in the most recent 358 Modified race held at Ohsweken on June 10, when the division returned for the first time since 2016. Williamson will try for his fourth career 358 win on Friday night, but he will face stout competition; Gary Lindberg was leading the A-Main on June 10 when a mechanical problem derailed his his race, while Tyler Willard and 2021 Merrittville champ Mike Bowman also had strong runs. Bowman took a runner-up finish at Ohsweken in his new Crate Sprint Car last Friday.
New Electronic Pit Waiver
Please click this link to sign the Annual Pit Waiver if you plan on entering the Pit Area for any reason in 2022: https://ohsspeed.speedwaiver.com/kinxf
Ohsweken Speedway on GForceTV
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 on GForceTV. Just search for GForceTV on YouTube or Facebook, or visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca to watch.
The 25th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway features four regular racing divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Several special events also highlight the 2022 schedule including the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.
About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track’s signature event – the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
Racing at Ohsweken Speedway is made possible with support from the following partners: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety, 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, Ohsweken Speedway Racesource, Halifax Thunderbirds, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Strickland’s GMC, Club 54 Racing, Oakwood Transport, and Safety-Kleen.