By Tommy Goudge
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 2, 2022) – The 25th season of Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway continues this Friday, September 2 when EPIC Racewear presents Back to School Backpack Night, plus Championship Friday for the Sprint Car divisions.
Kids in attendance will have a chance to win a brand new Ohsweken Speedway backpack filled with school supplies and goodies; thanks to our race teams for helping fill those backpacks! The Backpack program is an exciting way for kids to take the race track back to school with them next week.
Season championships will be decided for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars on Friday. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will contest the penultimate round of their season championship.
Cory Turner has a 33 point lead over Liam Martin in the 360 Sprint Car standings heading into Friday’s race, while Ryan Turner and Mitch Brown are tied for third, 18 points behind Martin. Cory can clinch his first track championship by finishing 15th or better in the A-Main. The top 15 in points will get a share of the points fund supported by Kool Kidz Ice & Water and Corr/Pak Merchandising, and positions are still up for grabs.
The Strickland’s Crate Sprint Car championship is still very close, with Lucas Smith 16 points ahead of Eric Gledhill. Brett Stratford and Jesse Costa are tied for third, just 11 points behind Gledhill. Smith can clinch the championship by finishing seventh or better in Friday’s A-Main. Smith was the track champion in the Bomber division in 2017, however all the drivers left in contention for the title are searching for their first Crate Sprint Car championship.
Dave Bailey has the lead in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock standings heading into Friday’s event, while Ryan Beagle, Chris Hale, Trevor DeBoer, and Kyle Wert make up the rest of the top five. Meanwhile, Tyler Lafantaisie has a commanding lead in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock standings, followed by Fabio Olivieri, Nick Erskine, Dusty DeBoer, and Tim DeBoer.
Race time is 7:30PM on Friday, September 2. Adult grandstand admission is $20 on Friday, while Senior (65+) and Youth (13-17) admission is $15, and Kids (0-12) are FREE. Please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.
New Electronic Pit Waiver
Please click this link to sign the Annual Pit Waiver if you plan on entering the Pit Area for any reason in 2022: https://ohsspeed.speedwaiver.com/kinxf
Ohsweken Speedway on GForceTV
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 on GForceTV. Just search for GForceTV on YouTube or Facebook, or visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca to watch.
Friday Nights Were Made For Speed! The 25th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway features four regular racing divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Several special events also highlight the 2022 schedule including the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.
About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track’s signature event – the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
Racing at Ohsweken Speedway is made possible with support from the following partners: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety, 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, Ohsweken Speedway Racesource, Halifax Thunderbirds, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Strickland’s GMC, Club 54 Racing, Oakwood Transport, and Safety-Kleen.