Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media
By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 20, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce 15-year-old Donny Lampman and the No. 28d Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock team is recipient of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week award for the event on June 14. The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during the Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
Friday, June 14 was Core-Mark Wall of Fame and Kids Race night. Second generation driver Donny Lampman started the 20-lap Thunder Stock Feature in the seventh position in a strong field of competitive cars. Mark Bauzin and Chris Dickie brought the field to the green flag. Bauzin quickly took the lead over Dickie as they lead the field through turn one. A quick caution saw Hale come to a stop in the bottom of turn one and two and put Lampman in the third spot behind Dickie on the restart.
Working the inside groove, Lampman raced side by side with Dickie and pulled ahead into second by lap four. The hood of Dickie’s car flew off and through the field of cars bringing out the second caution of the event. Bauzin and Lampman lined up side by side for the green flag restart with Lampman jumping into the lead with a strong start over Bauzin with Mark Fawcett and Dave Bailey giving chase.
By the halfway point of the race Lampman held the lead by several car lengths and began to maneuver through lapped traffic. Lampman continued to pull away from the rest of the field by half a straightaway when Jon Lowenberg experienced rad problems and limped the car off the track at lap 17, preventing a caution flag coming out.
The race remained green and Lampman led the field to the checkers with a three-second lead over Bailey, Ken Sargent, Billy Bleich and Ryan Dinning for his very first career trip to Mister Transmission Victory Lane. Congratulations to Lampman and the No.28d on his first career win and a great race.
Lampman will be back in action as Ohsweken Speedway returns to action this week on MavTV Canada for the second live broadcast of All North Racing powered by Pinty’s featuring Emergency Services night presented by McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford. The night honours first responders by admitting them free with their professional ID and thanking them for their service each day.
Ohsweken’s popular live video stream will be online in its usual places beginning at 7:30pm before live coverage of the action switches to MavTV Canada at 9:00pm EST. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Admission is $30 per car load (up to six people) or regular $14 adult admission for less than a car load. Race time for McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford Emergency Services night is 7:30pm. The pit gates open at 5:00pm before the main grandstand opens at 6:00pm. For the full schedule of Ohsweken Speedway events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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 MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s
Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit 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.
Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now
Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online athttps://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.
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 GMC Crate 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 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: Nitro 54 Variety, Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, 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, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.