Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media
By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 14, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased announce this week’s recipient of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week award is Logan Shwedyk and the No. 53 Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock team. The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during the Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
Friday, June 8th was Rochester Knighthawks night at Ohsweken Speedway. Shwedyk in his No. 53 Camaro began the 20-Lap Feature in the eighth starting position. A first lap melee saw previous winners Ryan Dinning and Dave Bailey taken out of contention and opened the door for Aaron Rewutzsky to take the lead. But behind him, Shwedyk drove the No.53 hard and took over that lead at lap five. Threading his way through lapped traffic at lap 11 with Ryan Beagle giving chase, Shwedyk had opened a two-second lead. Shwedyk’s Camaro started to show smoke on lap 16 but he kept his foot on the gas and raced the No.53 to his first ever victory over Beagle, Bill Bleich Jr., Trevor DeBoer and Jim Lampman.
Congratulations to Logan Shwedyk and the No. 53 Middleport Mechanical Thunderstock on an impressive first career win!
About Gales Auto Aftermarket: 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. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.
Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.
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 and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Phone: (519) 717-0023
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: 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 Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.