Ohsweken, Ontario – August 6, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 8, when Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance presents presents “ESS vs. Corr/Pak” night, featuring the Empire Super Sprints tour versus Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS VERSUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
This Friday features the third of three challenge events at Ohsweken this season between traveling Sprint Car series and the regulars of the weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division. The Empire Super Sprints tour drivers are the foes for Corr/Pak drivers defending home turf this time, following earlier visits from the Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints club.
The New York-based ESS tour travels to Ohsweken this Friday before heading back across the border to Canandaigua, New York on Saturday. Friday’s event will serve as the 4th round in the ESS “Tour of Canada” miniseries. Quebec driver Steve Poirier is no stranger to victory lane at Ohsweken, and took his 6th career Ohsweken win in the 2013 ESS vs. Corr/Pak event. Poirier is the current ESS championship points leader, and “Tour of Canada” points leader, and is also a 3-time winner of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken. Poirier is part of a formidable list of traveling teams expected to race on Friday, including New Yorkers Jason Barney, Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Paul Kinney, Kevin Ward, Jr., Jessica Zemken, Dave Axton, Tim Axton, and Joe Trenca, among others. Barney, Cook, and Zemken also have Ohsweken feature wins on their resumes. Poirier has 3 feature wins on the ESS tour this season, while Barney and Cook have 1 each.
Glenn Styres has won 3 Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car features at Ohsweken this season, and leads the championship points standings over Mitch Brown, Jim Huppunen, Kyle Patrick, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Chris Steele, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, and Jamie Turner. Brown and Steele also have Ohsweken feature wins this season, while Patrick is the most recent winner in Ontario following a Southern Ontario Sprints victory at South Buxton Raceway on Saturday, August 2.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Aaron Turkey took his 5th Crate Sprint Car feature win of the season in the Northern Summer Nationals event on July 28, but still trails championship points leader Ryan Hunsinger by 23 markers heading into this Friday’s event. Jake Brown is 3rd in the standings, followed by Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, Paul Lang, Mark Czuba, Brad Herron, Tyler Hendricks, and Robbie General.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Lee Winger took the Thunder Stock feature win during the Six Nations Showdown event on July 29, but is 3rd in the championship points standings behind Wyatt Van Wart, and Dave Silverthorn, Jr. Chris Dickie, Dave Bailey, Rookie of the Year standings leader Chase Hess, Bill Bleich, Jr., Bryce Richardson, Ryan Dinning, and Jim Lampman make up the remainder of the current top 10.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Tyler Lafantaisie has seen Mark Bazuin put a dent in his Mini Stock championship points lead recently, but still has a 48 point lead. Bazuin is 2nd overall and leads the Rookie of the Year standings, followed by Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 66 (Brandon and Jon Janssens), Robin Elliott, Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Kathie Dickie, Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater), Jason Lungaro, and Lucas Lubin.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Dusty DeBoer is atop the the Bomber championship points standings as he looks to win his 2nd straight championship, but Joe DeBoer is just 28 points behind in 2nd. Max Chechalk has made gains in recent weeks, and is now 3rd in the standings, followed by Ashton Reekie, Gillian Hils, Clinton Nicholls, Gerald Burnham, Paul Longboat, Tim Nuell, and Team 1210 (Thomas Booker and Derek Dwyer).
CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE – AUGUST 31, 2014
The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is August 31, 2014. Entries can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at email@example.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, and more.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
About Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance: Nathan Ackland has served the Brantford area for over 10 years, and specializes in moves to the Brantford area. He is a second generation State Farm agent, and a proud supporter of local sports. His mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance is the official sponsor of the “Top Gun” award, given to the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car driver with the highest heat race passing points total each night. Visit the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance office at 206 King George Road in Brantford, call him at (519) 754-8700 or toll free (877) 754-8707, and visit www.BrantfordInsurance.ca for more information.
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak’s support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. 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. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken’s Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over
90 years. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.
About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. 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. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.
About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many 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. 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: Gale’s Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. 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. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 8, when Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance presents presents “ESS vs. Corr/Pak” night, featuring the Empire Super Sprints tour versus Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
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 special event is $15, while seniors and students are $12, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 8! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
*PLEASE NOTE: Two For One vouchers and Free Pass vouchers cannot be redeemed at any of Ohsweken Speedway’s special events, including the event scheduled for this Friday, August 8.*
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, 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.
Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.
ALL-TIME ESS FEATURE WINNERS @ OHSWEKEN
7/25/03 – 19 Mike Woodring
6/25/04 – 20 Dan Kaszubinski
6/24/05 – 20 Dan Kaszubinski
6/23/06 – 56d Jeff VanDusen
6/22/07 – 56d Jeff VanDusen
6/20/08 – 28fm Steve Poirier
9/17/09 – 10 Jeff Cook
7/16/10 – 28fm Steve Poirier
7/12/13 – 28fm Steve Poirier