Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media
By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 9, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week for August 2 is Nick Sheridan and the No. 45 Stricklands Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint team. The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during the Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
Nick Sheridan and Lucas Smith lead the Action Sprint Tour field to the green flag for the 20-lap feature.
Smith quickly took the lead on the top with Sheridan giving chase. Despite two quick yellow flag cautions, Smith continued to maintain the lead. Sheridan held on to the second spot while Derek Lemyre, Paul Klager and Jesse Costa battled for the remaining top five positions.
A caution at lap eight when Johnny Miller found himself backwards in the bottom of three and four had Smith using the top groove to hold the top spot with Sheridan, Costa, Klager and Lemyre giving chase. Smith extended his lead until lap 13 as the front of the field came into lapped traffic.
Smith made a split-second decision to go inside while Sheridan went outside. As they came down the back-straightaway Sheridan was able to take over the lead at lap 15. Sheridan continued to put distance between himself and the rest of the field as he worked his way through traffic.
Sheridan gathered momentum using the cushion and wheeled his way into victory lane and captured his first official win of the season. The recent grade 8 graduate was also recently credited with a win in June due to the technical disqualification of that evening’s winner.
Congratulations to the 14-year old Nick Sheridan and the No. 45 Stricklands Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint team on an exciting Mister Transmission victory lane win.
Ohsweken Speedway gets back to its regular schedule of Friday Night Excitement on Friday, August 9 as Renway Energy presents Christmas in August. On the track, all four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the return of the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars while the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will also be battling for a trip to Mr. Transmission Victory Lane.
As part of the track’s annual Christmas in August night, fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to help support underprivileged children at Christmastime. Santa Claus will be on hand at the track to help collect all purchased toys. All fans who bring a new, unwrapped toy will receive half price adult admission and will enter the speedway for $7. Regular adult admission is just $14 while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free.
Race time is 7:30pm. The pit gates open at 5:00pm before the main grandstand opens at 6:00pm. For the full schedule of Ohsweken Speedway events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
About Gale’s 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.
About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s
Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.
Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.
Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th 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 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: Nitro 54 Variety, Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, 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, Grisdale Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Lonewolf Fireworks, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.