By Josh Gordon
OHSWEKEN, Ont. – September 1, 2017 – The 2017 track champions will be crowned on Friday at Ohsweken Speedway as a part of Epic Racewear Season Championship and Back to School Night. With a number of close point battles across Ohsweken’s five weekly divisions, this will be a night you don’t want to miss.
Junior Fans will be able to take home 1 of 100 Ohsweken Speedway/Epic Racewear back packs filled with school supplies that will be given away as part of Back to School Night.
Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for Adults is just $14, $10 for Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17), while Kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.
Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Jim Huppunen enters the night with just a two-point lead over Dylan Westbrook in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Division. Westbrook, who set a track record earlier this season with six consecutive wins, will be looking for his first track championship in the 360 division. Huppunen aims for his third 360 championship and his first since 2013.
Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
The fourth season of racing in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division has been very competitive, with large car counts every week. Holly Porter enters the night with a 31-point lead over last year’s track champion Jesse McDonald. The top-five is completed by Mike Thorne, Shone Evans and Mack DeMan, who are separated by just two points and are 66, 67, and 68 points back of Porter, respectively.
Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Dave Bailey will enter Friday night with a 122-point advantage over Ryan Dinning in his quest for a third straight Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division Championship. The friendly rivals have raced side-by-side for much of the year, so don’t expect anything else in the booked to this year’s point battle.
HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
The second tightest point battle going into Friday is in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division. Mark Bauzin enters the night with just a six-point lead over Nick Masi. Jon Janssens, who is currently third in points, is only 25 notches behind Bauzin. Tim DeBoer and Bobby Tolton complete the top-five and are currently 52 and 71 points back.
Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
The infield oval at Ohsweken has seen some of the most action-packed racing this year and that will continue into the final points night as Lucas Smith enters the evening with a 27-point advantage over Paul Longboat. Dustin Longboat, last year’s Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers Champion, is third in points, 41 notches back of Smith.
Tickets Available Now!
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.
About EPIC Racewear: Based in Hanover, Ontario, EPIC Racewear is the official Racewear of Ohsweken Speedway. EPIC is a company fueled by the passion of racing, where the customer is treated as everyone would like to be treated – fairly and honestly. Brothers Dan and Bob Bailey founded EPIC in 2014, and have exploded into the racing community. Family ties, friendships, and a 40 year old family business have paved the way for instant trust. Quality customer service throughout the ordering process, and post-sale follow up to ensure client satisfaction create word-of-mouth advertising, and ensures repeat customers. EPIC is proud to offer individual custom designs, most of which are included with a racewear purchase. EPIC strives to avoid minimums, setup fees, and other supplemental charges whenever possible. Looking for swag, t-shirts, hats, or flags? No problem. Drop EPIC a line for a straight talk, straight answer quote today! Visit them at www.epicracewear.ca, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 519 374-9900. Look – Feel – Be – EPIC.
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.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: 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, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.