By Tommy Goudge
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 10, 2019) – The 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals take centre stage at Ohsweken Speedway this weekend, with approximately 70 Sprint Car drivers from all over North America expected to compete for the top prize of $10,000 USD. The first 14 editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals have produced intense competition for drivers, great entertainment for fans, and some interesting numbers too. Here are a few facts and figures to keep in mind this weekend:
2019 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS – BY THE NUMBERS
1 – Canadian drivers who have won the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main (Steve Poirier).
1 – Drivers who have qualified for all 14 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Mains (Dustin Daggett).
1 – Drivers from Ontario who have led a lap in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main (Jamie Collard).
1:13.281 – The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals five lap race record (Jonathan Preston 2018 Pole Dash).
2 – Drivers who have been fastest in qualifications and won the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main on the same night (Kenny Jacobs 2005 and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2011).
2 – Drivers who have competed in all 14 editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals (Dustin Daggett and Jared Zimbardi).
2:17.933 – The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 10 lap race record (Robbie Stillwaggon 2013 Heat Race).
2:59.257 – The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 12 lap race record (Jordan Thomas 2018 B-Main).
2.9 – Steve Poirier’s average A-Main finish over 12 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals attempts. His finishes in order are: 1st, 1st, 7th, 5th, 3rd, 4th, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 2nd, 2nd, and 2nd.
3 – Number of Night Before the Nationals Twin 15 wins for Dustin Daggett, the leader in that category.
4 – Drivers who have won the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main without winning a heat race on the same night (Kenny Jacobs 2005, Steve Poirier 2006, Jessica Zemken 2014, Bryan Howland 2015).
4 – Female drivers who have filed official entries for the 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals (Holly Porter, Hannah Ferrell, Kelly Hebing, and Alex Hill).
4:04.465 – The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 15 lap race record (Scott Kreutter 2016 Little Feature).
5 – The five wide salute to the fans before the A-Main has become one of the signature moments of each Canadian Sprint Car Nationals event.
7 – Number of Canadian Sprint Car Nationals heat race wins for Dustin Daggett, the leader in that category.
8 – Drivers eligible for the 2019 Rookie of the Nationals award (Alex Bergeron, Matt Farnham, Hannah Ferrell, Josh Hansen, Conner Morrell, Kevin Pauls, Aaron Turkey, and Caleb Wood).
9 – Number of different A-Main winners in the 14 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals events (Kenny Jacobs, Steve Poirier, Wayne Johnson, Shane Stewart, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Jessica Zemken, Bryan Howland, Parker Price-Miller, and Carson Macedo).
10 – Female drivers who have competed in at least one previous Canadian Sprint Car Nationals event. (Amber Balcaen, Stephanie Christiano, Kelly Hebing, Alex Hill, Jessica Lavallee, Paige Polyak, Holly Porter, Alysha Ruggles, April Wilson, and Jessica Zemken)
11 – Top five finishes at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for Steve Poirier, the leader in that category.
11 – Number of times Steve Poirier has been the highest finishing Canadian driver in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
12 – Drivers with multiple top five finishes at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals (Jason Barney, Dale Blaney, Dustin Daggett, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Bryan Howland, Wayne Johnson, Steve Poirier, Parker Price-Miller, Mark Smith, Shane Stewart, and Jessica Zemken).
12 – Drivers who have been fastest in qualifications in the 14 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals events. (Chuck Hebing and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. twice each; Randy Hannagan, Bryan Howland, Kenny Jacobs, Ken Mackey, Parker Price-Miller, Chris Steele, Glenn Styres, Jordan Thomas, Dylan Westbrook, and Jessica Zemken once each)
13.308 – The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals one lap qualification record (Chris Steele 2012 time trials).
16 – Drivers who have led at least one lap in the A-Main at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals (Steve Poirier 115, Shane Stewart 98, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 50, Parker Price-Miller 46, Jessica Zemken 42, Dustin Daggett 32, Jeff Van Dusen 26, Alain Bergeron 18, Carson Macedo 10, Wayne Johnson 6, Tim Kelly 6, Chuck Hebing 5, Justin Barger 4, Kenny Jacobs 4, Bryan Howland 2, Jamie Collard 1).
20 – Drivers who have recorded at least one Podium finish in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals (Jason Barney, Jamie Collard, Gregg Dalman, Ryan Grubaugh, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland, Jim Huppunen, Kenny Jacobs, Kevin Job, Wayne Johnson, Carson Macedo, Steve Poirier, Parker Price-Miller, Mark Smith, Shane Stewart, Jordan Thomas, Jeff Van Dusen, Lance Yonge, and Jessica Zemken).
20th – Bryan Howland’s starting position when he won the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main in 2015.
24 – Number of American states (17), Canadian provinces (5), and Australian states (1) represented by at least one driver in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals over the past 14 years, plus New Zealand (1).
30 – The number of cars starting the A-Main on Saturday night at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
31 – Drivers who have recorded at least one top five finish in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main.
32 – Canadian drivers entered in the 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
35 – Lap during which Wayne Johnson ran his fastest lap of the A-Main in 2011.
45 – Drivers who have won at least one heat race at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
62 – Drivers who have recorded at least one top ten finish in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main.
66 – Number of drivers who have already filed entries for the 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals as of September 10.
68 – Average number of entries for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals over the past 14 years.
77 – The record number of entries for a Canadian Sprint Car Nationals set in 2009.
115 – Number of all-time Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main laps led by Steve Poirier, who tops that category.
130 – Drivers who have qualified for at least one Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main.
272 – Drivers who have competed in at least one Canadian Sprint Car Nationals event.
$1,000 USD – The minimum amount guaranteed to every A-Main starter on Saturday night.
$10,000 USD – The winner’s share of Saturday night’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals purse.
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Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now!
The best 360 Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 for the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone at 519-717-0023.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Official Entries
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: : https://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals History
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Winners List
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s
Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Excitement racing program is the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing visits 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.
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 Brantford Chevrolet 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 annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.
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