by Tommy Goudge (September 15, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Mach 1 Chassis will again sponsor cash awards at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.
Mach 1 Chassis will pay an extra $100 to each team utilizing a Mach 1 Chassis which qualifies for the 35 lap, $12,000-to-win A-Feature on Saturday night, and $200 to the highest-finishing Mach 1 Chassis overall. Seven drivers on the pre-entry list of 63 are currently eligible for the award, including: Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway), Coleman Gulick (Chenango Forks, New York), Matt Billings (Brockville, Ontario – Empire Super Sprints), Dave Axton (Port Byron, New York – Empire Super Sprints), Curtis Gartly (Thamesford, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway), Mark Smith (Sunbury, Pennsylvania – Empire Super Sprints), and Alex Vigneault (Trois-Rivieres, Quebec – Empire Super Sprints).
Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding Canada’s largest short track event!
About Mach 1 Chassis: Since their start in 2008, Mach 1 Chassis has quickly raced into a leadership position in the design, engineering, and fabrication of fast and safe open wheel race car chassis. Drivers in Mach 1 Chassis are winning races in just about every major form of Sprint Car racing. Mach 1 Chassis is a major sponsor of the Empire Super Sprints, and presents a complete new frame to the winner of the tour’s annual Hard Luck Award. The Mach 1 Chassis shop is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, just a few miles away from the famous Williams Grove Speedway. While chassis fabrication is their core business, they also specialize in custom fabrication – including bending and welding – for just about any motorsports-related project you can dream up! If you have an idea, they can help you turn that idea into a quality chassis, part, or tool. Call Mark Smith at 570-898-8018 or visit www.mach1chassis.com to get started today!
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.
The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.
The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 63 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.
This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.
The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.
CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: https://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093
Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.
Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.
PAST CSCN WINNERS:
2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA
2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA
2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA
2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA
2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA
2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA
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.