By Tommy Goudge
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 12, 2022) – The 25th season of Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway continues this Friday, August 12 when Jibs Action Sports presents Brock Leonard Memorial Night. The event kicks off a huge week for the track, with the 17th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals set for Monday, August 15 and the inaugural Pinty’s 100 for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on Tuesday, August 16.
The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and traveling teams from the Duel on the Dirt series will compete for $1,000-to-win in the ninth running of the Brock Leonard Memorial 50, plus the Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series, Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will be in action.
The Brock Leonard Memorial 50 remembers former track official Brock Leonard, father of current Race Director Doug Leonard. Justin Ramsay is the most recent winner of the event, which was last run in 2019. Other past winners of the race include Christopher Hale, Ryan Beagle, Ryan Dinning, Karl Sault, Lee Winger, Ryan Turner and Brad Herron; no driver has won the event more than once.
The Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series returns to Ohsweken for the first time since 2019. James Michael Friesen and Brad Rouse claimed the victories in a pair of RoC events Ohsweken in 2019, and a host of challengers are eager to contend for the $2,500 winner’s prize. More information about the series can be found at www.rocmodifiedseries.com
Lucas Smith continues to lead the Stickland’s Crate Sprint Car championship standings at Ohsweken, while Eric Gledhill, Jesse Costa, Brett Stratford, and Darren Dryden hold top five spots. Tyler Lafantaisie still has a commanding lead in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock standings, while Fabio Olivieri, Nick Erskine, Dusty DeBoer, and Tim DeBoer are jockeying for position in the top five.
Race time is 7:30PM on Friday, August 12. Adult grandstand admission is $20 on Friday, while Senior (65+) and Youth (13-17) admission is $15, and Kids (0-12) are FREE. Please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information on all of the upcoming events, and www.npsondirt.com to pre-order tickets for next week’s special events.
New Electronic Pit Waiver
Please click this link to sign the Annual Pit Waiver if you plan on entering the Pit Area for any reason in 2022: https://ohsspeed.speedwaiver.com/kinxf
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Friday Nights Were Made For Speed! The 25th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway features four regular racing divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Several special events also highlight the 2022 schedule including the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.
About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track’s signature event – the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
Racing at Ohsweken Speedway is made possible with support from the following partners: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety, 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, Ohsweken Speedway Racesource, Halifax Thunderbirds, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Strickland’s GMC, Club 54 Racing, Oakwood Transport, and Safety-Kleen.