Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media
By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 22, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce this week’s recipient of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week award is the “Straight Shooter” Scott Kreutter and the No. 49 Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car team from Alden, NY.
The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
Jibs Action Sports night saw 25 drivers start in the 25-lap Feature of the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars versus the Southern Ontario Sprints race.
With a first-place finish in Heat Race 2, Scott Kreutter started on the inside of row two with Steve Lyons on his outside, right behind front row starters Adam West and Mack DeMan who paced the field to a double green flag start. Before a lap could be completed, both Mike Thorne and Scott Burke experienced violent flips in turn one that left both uninjured but ended their nights.
As they were called for a full restart, West pulled off and opened the inside pole position for Kreutter with DeMan on his outside. As they took the green, Kreutter went to the top with DeMan driving to the bottom. Kreutter quickly took the lead and raced to a several car length lead by the fourth lap.
A single-file restart after a yellow flag on lap five saw Kreutter, Mikey Kruchka, DeMan, Dylan Westbrook and Lyons all racing for the front with Kreutter successfully holding off the field on the slick track. As Kreutter worked the outside through lapped traffic, DeMan, Westbrook, Kruchka and Lyons gave chase with some furious racing and exchanging of positions.
A late caution at lap 23 when Jim Huppunen spun in corner three set up an exciting finish with DeMan looking to take the lead away from Kreutter. The restart saw Kreutter tuck in low and pull away to maintain the lead as Westbrook and DeMan raced side by side behind him. Kreutter stayed out front and claimed his first checkered flag and victory at Ohsweken with Dylan Westbrook, Mack DeMan, Mikey Kruchka and Steve Lyons rounding out the top-five.
Congratulations to Scott Kreutter of the No. 49 Hoddick Racing Team on their first win. We wish them continued success for the remainder of 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.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now!
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15 are on sale now! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2018 schedule of events, click here.
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 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.