By Carin Sundin

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – May 25, 2018 – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the addition of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week award for the 2018 seson.

The weekly award will showcase a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during the Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.The first recipient selected for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week Award is DJ Christie and the No.5 Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car team.

Friday, May 18th was the inaugural race for the Action Sprint Tour at Ohsweken Speedway and the No.5 Crate Sprint Car faced the challenges of the track, breaking a driveshaft in the heat. The team raced against the clock to repair their Sprint Car and make the B-Main.Christie drove to a 2nd-place finish in the B-Main, giving him the 20th-place starting position in the Feature. He battled his way through traffic to come from 20th to an outstanding 3rd-place podium finish in the Action Sprint Tour feature. Congratulations to DJ Christie and the No.5 Crate Sprint Car team for an amazing performance.

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. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years. Call 519-445-2659 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.

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 to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.


Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway

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.