Steve Lyons drives the #9 Sprint Car sponsored by Nitro 54 Variety (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).
By Tommy Goudge
OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 12, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car event scheduled for this Saturday night at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will now be called the Nitro 54 Crate Showdown and pay $1,000-to-win; Nitro 54 Variety will also present the Hard Charger Award in the 360 Sprint Car portion of Saturday’s event.
The Nitro 54 Crate Showdown will pay Saturday night’s Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car feature winner $1,000, second place $750, third place $500, and every A-Feature starter a minimum of $100. Nitro 54 will also present a $250 CAD Hard Charger Award to the driver who advances the most positions in Saturday’s 35 lap Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature for the 360 Sprint Cars.
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals event is known for drivers charging from deep in the field; Davie Franek claimed last year’s Hard Charger Award by driving from 26th on the grid to finish 11th, while Chuck Hebing drove from 24th to fourth in 2016. Bryan Howland scored an unforgettable win from 20th in 2015, Jessica Zemken won from row seven in 2014, and Wayne Johnson drove from 24th to second in 2011, but perhaps the most memorable CSCN charge came in 2012; Randy Hannagan started last in both the Little Feature and A-Feature in 2012, passing a combined 47 cars in 50 laps to finish 15th overall.
Many other cash prizes are also be available, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.
14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 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/
TICKETS AND CAMPING
Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.
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.
PAST CSCN WINNERS
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
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, on our official Facebook page, and on YouTube.
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.