by Tommy Goudge (August 9, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing continues this Friday, August 12 when Renway Energy presents Art Hill Memorial Night.
The annual “Art Hill Memorial 42” is the biggest, longest, and highest-paying event of the season for Ohsweken’s HRW Automotive Mini Stock division racers, with a feature race more than twice the distance of their regular races, and a $1,000 winner’s prize on the line.
The race honours Art Hill, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while competing in his #42 machine at Ohsweken in 1999. Past Art Hill Memorial winners include well-known Ohsweken names such as Rick Emberson, Lee Winger, Robbie Rounce, Marc Hallett, Dave Bailey, Mitch Brown, Trevor Goulding, and Karl Sault, and Wall of Fame inductee Abel Castelein.
Mark Bazuin is going for a three-peat this Friday, as he has won the past two Art Hill Memorial 42 A-Features. His win in the 2015 Art Hill Memorial 42 made him the first back-to-back winner of the event since Mitch Brown accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009.
The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will also be in action this Friday, as championship chases come into focus in the weekly racing series.
The Crate Sprint Cars will be running double features this week, as they will complete their A-Feature which was postponed due to rain on Frankie Turkey Memorial Night July 8. The winner of that postponed A-Feature will receive the Pinty’s wings for a year prize which was to be handed out on July 8. The Bombers will also be running double features, as they will complete their A-Feature which was postponed due to rain last Friday, August 5.
An average of 120 drivers have signed in for competition each week this season at Ohsweken. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 12. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.
About Renway Energy: Renway Fuels & Lubricants offers a comprehensive line of petroleum products including fuels (gasoline, diesel, furnace oil, stove oil, and propane), lubricants (agricultural, commercial, industrial, and automotive), and filters (oil, fuel, air, and hydraulic). Renway Heating & Cooling is a complete residential and light commercial heating (oil, natural gas, and propane), air conditioning, sheet metal fabrication, and ventilation contractor. This family-owned business prides itself on providing quality products coupled with professional, courteous service you can rely on. Renway’s continued success is built on customer satisfaction, and Renway has returned as the official fuel supplier of Ohsweken Speedway for 2015. Drop by the Renway office at 56 Henry Street in Brantford, call them at 519-752-6777 or toll free at 1-888-553-5550, and check out their website at www.Renway.ca
2016 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
Reserve your seats now for the 2016 Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend coming up on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
-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); Dylan Westbrook – 2 (July 15, July 22); 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); Jim Huppunen – 1 (July 22); Kasey Kahne – 1 (July 25)
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
Championship points leader: Jesse McDonald
Rookie of the Year leader: Jesse McDonald
A-Feature Winners: Mack DeMan – 4 (June 17, July 15, July 22, July 25); Ryan Hunsinger – 3 (May 20, May 27, June 3); Jesse McDonald – 2 (June 24, July 1); Josh Shantz – 1 (June 10)
-Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks
Championship points leader: Dave Bailey
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 – 4 (May 20, June 10, July 25, August 5); Wyatt Van Wart – 1 (June 3); Jim Lampman – 1 (July 22); Karl Sault – 1 (July 25)
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Championship points leader: Brandon Janssens
Rookie of the Year leader: Brandon Crumbie
A-Feature Winners: Mark Bazuin – 4 (June 10, July 1, July 8, July 26); Jon Janssens – 2 (June 3, June 24); Brandon Crumbie – 2 (June 17, July 22); Brandon Janssens – 1 (May 27); Chris Ryckman – 1 (July 26)
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
Championship points leader: Dustin Longboat
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); Dustin Longboat – 2 (June 10, July 22); Jake Maas – 1 (May 20); 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.