Ohsweken, Ontario – August 12, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 15, when Insta-Insulation presents Art Hill Memorial Night featuring the “Art Hill Memorial 42” for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

The management and staff of Ohsweken Speedway wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, fans, and fellow racing competitors of Kevin Ward, Jr., who passed away following an incident in the Empire Super Sprints event held at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 3. We are asking everyone to join our friends from the Empire Super Sprints and Brewerton Speedway in wearing orange to Ohsweken Speedway this Friday in honour of Kevin, and in support of his family. #13 decals will also be available to all competitors to place on their cars this Friday. We were fortunate to see Kevin in competition at Ohsweken on several occasions, including several strong performances in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and his 2nd place finish in the Empire Super Sprints event last Friday, August 2. Please keep Kevin’s family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time.

The annual “Art Hill Memorial 42” is the biggest, longest, and highest-paying event of the season for Ohsweken’s Mini Stock racers, with a feature race more than twice the distance of their regular races, and a $1,000 winner’s prize on the line. The race honours Art Hill, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while competing in his #42 machine at Ohsweken in 1999. Past Art Hill Memorial winners include well-known Ohsweken names such as Rick Emberson, Lee Winger, Robbie Rounce, Marc Hallett, Dave Bailey, Mitch Brown, Trevor Goulding, Abel Castelein, and Karl Sault, while Mike Taylor won the 2013 Art Hill Memorial 42 driving a car owned by Dave Bailey.

Tyler Lafantaisie leads the Mini Stock standings at Ohsweken heading into the special event, with Rookie of the Year standings leader Mark Bazuin 2nd in the overall standings. Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 66 (Brandon and Jon Janssens), Robin Elliott, Kathi Dickie, Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Jason Lungaro, Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater), and Lucas Lubin make up the remainder of the top 10.

Glenn Styres is atop the 360 Sprint Car championship standings by 32 points over Mitch Brown as the championship chase enters the final month. 2011 and 2013 champion Jim Huppunen is still in the hunt as well, as he sits 3rd, 13 points behind Brown. Shane Ross, Kyle Patrick, Todd Hoddick, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, Chris Steele, and Jamie Turner also hold spots in the top 10. Rookie of the Year standings leader Cory Turner is 12th in the overall standings.

Ryan Hunsinger is still the Crate Sprint Car championship standings leader after his 4th win of the season last Friday, but Aaron Turkey continues to race neck and neck with Ryan, and is just 27 points behind. Jake Brown is in 3rd place, 52 points behind Hunsinger, while Mike Thorne, Josh Shantz, Mark Czuba, Paul Lang, Brad Herron, Tyler Hendricks, and Kyle Durnin make up the rest of the top 10.

The Thunder Stock championship chase is the most competitive of the 5 weekly divisions to this point in the season, and it got even tighter last Friday. Dave Silverthorn, Jr. took over the lead when Wyatt Van Wart dropped out of last week’s feature race with mechanical problems, but Van Wart is now in the 2nd spot, just 17 points behind. Lee Winger is 3rd, only 7 points behind Van Wart, while August 8 winner Chris Dickie is 4th, just 7 points behind Winger. Dave Bailey holds the 5th spot, followed by Rookie of the Year standings leader Chase Hess, Bill Bleich, Jr., Ryan Dinning, Bryce Richardson, and Karl Sault.

Patrick Abrahamsson got his first Bomber feature win last Friday, but is not in championship contention as he didn’t compete in the first few races of the season. 2013 champ Dusty DeBoer continues to finish in the top 5 consistently, and remains at the top of the championship standings, followed by Joe DeBoer, Max Chechalk, Ashton Reekie, Gillian Hils, Clinton Nicholls, Gerald Burnham, Paul Longboat, Tim Nuell, and Team 1210 (Thomas Booker and Derek Dwyer).

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 Click on the “Competitors Info” link on 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 for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at

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 for more information.

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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 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, 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, 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, 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.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 15, when Insta-Insulation presents Art Hill Memorial Night featuring the “Art Hill Memorial 42” for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and 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. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 15! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at and Feel The Excitement!

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.

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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.