Ohsweken, Ontario – July 11, 2013 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 18th season of racing continues this Friday, July 12 when Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel and Kool Kidz Ice & Water present Canadian Diabetes Foundation night, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. the Empire Super Sprints tour, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers, and the only appearance of the season for the Vintage Cars.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS VS. EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS
This Friday features the second of three challenge events this season between traveling Sprint Car series and the regulars of the weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division, with a $1,600 prize on the line for the feature winner. The New York-based Empire Super Sprints tour drivers are the foes for Corr/Pak drivers defending home turf this time, but a familiar face will be among the invaders. New Yorker Jason Barney won the most recent challenge event with the Patriot Sprint Tour at Ohsweken in June. Barney charged from 17th to take the win that night, and intends to be back this Friday.
Quebec’s Michael Parent is the current Empire Super Sprints championship leader, and has 3 ESS feature wins this season, including 2 during the recent Central New York Speedweek. Fellow Quebec driver Steve Poirier has 5 career feature wins at Ohsweken, including 3 in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and is currently 2nd in the ESS standings. New York drivers Chuck Hebing, Lance Yonge, Kevin Ward Jr., Dylan Swiernik, Jeff Cook, and Joe Trenca are among other ESS regulars expected at Ohsweken on Friday.
2011 Corr/Pak champion Jim Huppunen will lead Ohsweken’s weekly Sprint Car drivers in defending their home turf. Huppunen currently sits atop the Corr/Pak standings, followed by Jamie Collard, Glenn Styres, Mitch Brown, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, 2012 champion Chris Steele, Derek Jonathan, Jamie Turner, and 2008 champion Keith Dempster. Collard won last week’s feature at Ohsweken, and also has wins at South Buxton and Brighton, while Styres has claimed 3 Corr/Pak wins already this season, along with a win at Brighton.
Normally the sponsor of the “Top Gun” award on regular Friday nights, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance will present the ESS Dash this week.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
The Thunder Stock standings tightened up last week, as Cory Turner saw his points lead shrink to just 8 markers over Lee Winger. Chris Dickie is 3rd and just 19 points behind Turner, while defending champ Mike Thorne is 7 points behind Dickie, and Jim Lampman is just 4 points behind Thorne. Wyatt Van Wart won last week’s feature, and moved into the top 10 in the standings as a result.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
A pair of rookies lead the way in the Mini Stock standings, as Davey Boughton won another feature last Friday, and extended his points lead over Alex Schuts as a result. Robin Elliott, Jason Lungaro, and Laura Hughes make up the rest of the current top 5.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Jesse McDonald took his second win of the season last Friday, and reclaimed the points lead as a result. McDonald leads by 6 markers over Dusty DeBoer, while Max Chechalk, Tim DeBoer, and Brady Longboat round out the top 5.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the “Northern Summer Nationals” featuring Tony Stewart on Monday, July 29, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series “Six Nations Showdown” on Tuesday, July 30, and the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and check out our new system for online ticket sales, or purchase your tickets at the track by Visa, Mastercard, or Debit card starting this Friday, July 12!
The TUSA Canada West Mod-Lites were scheduled to part of the event which was cancelled due to inclement weather on June 28. Ohsweken Speedway officials are happy to announce that the Mod-Lite tour been rescheduled to join the “Labour Day Special” presented by Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance on Friday, August 30.
RIDE WITH THE PROS
Ohsweken Speedway has two custom-built two-seater Sprint Cars available for rides. Please visit www.OhswekenTwoSeater.com to learn how you can take the ride of your life with one of the stars of the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division!
THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway Pits each week from May 16th to September 5th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
About Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel: Located on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel is one of the city’s most popular courtyard-style hotels. The Cade-family owned facility is located just minutes from many of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions. For more information, please visit www.CairnCroft.com.
About Kool Kidz Ice & Water: Located at 2220 Chiefswood Road in Ohsweken, Kool Kidz Ice & Water can be reached by phone at (519) 445-0292.
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a sixth consecutive season in 2013. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit the title sponsor of Thunder Stock racing at Ohsweken online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.
About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990, and by providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many hundreds of area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW’s support of Mini Stock racing at Ohsweken continues for a third consecutive season in 2013. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!
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. Track officials are proud to expand their involvement with business owner Gale Hill, who has supported Ohsweken Speedway and its race teams for many years. Call 519-445-2659 for more information on the title sponsor of Bomber racing at Ohsweken.
Ohsweken Speedway also thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 2013 season: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Fuels & Lubricants Heating & Cooling, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Klotz Canada Synthentic Lubricants, and Burger Barn.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 18th season of racing continues this Friday, July 12 when Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel and Kool Kidz Ice & Water present Canadian Diabetes Foundation night, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. the Empire Super Sprints tour, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers, and the only appearance of the season for the Vintage Cars.
Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Adult general admission for this week’s special event is $15, while admission for seniors and students is $12, and kids age 12 and under are admitted FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00pm, with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 12! Visit the new official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
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 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.
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