by Tommy Goudge (July 20, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing continues this Friday, July 22 when Jibs Action Sports presents Christmas in July and Autograph Night.
The annual Christmas in July festivities will bring a visit from Santa Claus, and a $5 discount on grandstand admission fees to fans who donate to the Toy Drive (new, unwrapped toys of at least $5 value only please).
Friday’s Autograph Night is the first of two such opportunities this season for fans to meet their favourite drivers and get an up-close look at their racing machines. Don’t miss your chance to win a scooter, skateboard, or BMX bike from Jibs Action Sports!
The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will be contesting the 10th round of their weekly racing series on Friday.
The 360 Sprint Cars will be running double features, as they will complete the 20 lap A-Feature which was postponed due to rain on Frankie Turkey Memorial Night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Case IH July 8. The winner of the postponed A-Feature will receive the Pinty’s wings for a year prize which was to be handed out on July 8.
An average of 121 drivers have signed in for competition each week this season at Ohsweken. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 22. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.
About Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equipment, and has grown into one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, 1822 Whites Road North in Pickering, call them at 1-800-854-JIBS (5427), or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.com
Reserve your seats now for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Championship points leader: Mitch Brown
Rookie of the Year leader: Dylan Westbrook
A-Feature Winners: Mitch Brown – 2 (May 27, June 17); Jake Brown – 1 (May 20); Mikey Kruchka – 1 (June 3); Jared Zimbardi – 1 (June 10); Steve Poirier – 1 (June 24); Dave Dykstra – 1 (July 1); Dylan Westbrook – 1 (July 15)
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
Championship points leader: Ryan Hunsinger
Rookie of the Year leader: Jesse McDonald
A-Feature Winners: Ryan Hunsinger – 3 (May 20, May 27, June 3); Jesse McDonald – 2 (June 24, July 1); Mack DeMan – 2 (June 17, July 15); Josh Shantz – 1 (June 10)
-Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks
Championship points leader: Ryan Dinning
Rookie of the Year leader: Jason Lungaro
A-Feature Winners: Ryan Dinning – 5 (May 27, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 15); Dave Bailey – 2 (May 20, June 10); Wyatt Van Wart – 1 (June 3)
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Championship points leader: Jon Janssens
Rookie of the Year leader: Brandon Crumbie
A-Feature Winners: Mark Bazuin – 3 (June 10, July 1, July 8); Jon Janssens – 2 (June 3, June 24); Brandon Janssens – 1 (May 27); Brandon Crumbie – 1 (June 17)
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
Championship points leader: Wayde Thorne
Rookie of the Year leader: Joey Wilcox
A-Feature winners: Wayde Thorne – 4 (May 27, June 3, June 17, July 8); Jerry Burnham – 2 (June 24, July 1); Jake Maas – 1 (May 20); Dustin Longboat – 1 (June 10); Fabio Olivieri – 1 (July 15)
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 thanks the following partners for their support: 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, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.