By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 6, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased announce this week’s recipient of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week award is Mack Deman and the No. 17x Nathan Ackland Racing team.
The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
After a previous weekend rainout on June 22, Mack DeMan was ready to roll on Friday, June 29th for Friday Night Excitement presented by Lucas Oil Night.
After a successful career in the Crate Sprint Car division where he is the track’s all-time winngiest driver, DeMan jumped to the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division. DeMan experienced mixed luck in the early going of this 360 Sprint Car debut season. He started the season with two top-fives and three top-10s before a pair of DNFs including an ugly wreck. His luck turned around last Friday night when Deman took the checkered flag for his very first victory in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division in just his sixth career start.
With DeMan and Ryan Turner on the front row, they took the field to the green flag. DeMan drove to the front for an early lead but a red flag quickly came out on the first lap when Cory Turner saw his night end with an end over end rollover.
Deman took another quick lead on the restart over Turner. By lap five, DeMan was wheeling his way through lap traffic and putting distance between himself and the rest of the field.
Despite a couple of additional restarts, DeMan continued his strong run and maintained the first position. By lap 19 DeMan was splitting lapped track with a half a straightaway lead to take the win over Dylan Westbrook, Jim Huppunen, Tyler Hendricks and Ryan Turner.
Congratulation to Mack DeMan and the No.17x Nathan Ackland Racing team on their first victory and wish him continued success in the 2018 season.
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.
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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.