Ohsweken, Ontario – May 27, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, May 30 when Styres Gas Bar presents weekly racing for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
JAMIE COLLARD/DUANE MAUSTELLER RECOVERY FUNDRAISER
Ohsweken Speedway regular Jamie Collard and Pennsylvania driver Duane Mausteller suffered serious injuries in a crash at the Empire Super Sprints tour event at Selinsgrove Speedway on May 17. A group of fans and friends have organized several fundraising activites at Ohsweken starting this Friday to help Jamie and Duane during their recoveries.
A raffle is planned with some great prizes available, including a big screen TV, Toronto Blue Jays tickets, World of Outlaws Sprint Car series tickets, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals tickets, plus much more. Raffle tickets will be available at both the front grandstand gate, and pit gate, as well as from Hill’s Racing Team members. The raffle draw date is set for Friday, June 6. Please contact Amanda Rockery at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ohsweken Speedway drivers will also pass the helmet for Jamie and Duane in the front grandstand and pit grandstand during intermission this Friday.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Glenn Styres claimed the season-opening feature win for the 360 Sprint Cars for the third straight year last Friday, and his 20th overall at Ohsweken. Mikey Kruchka, Mitch Brown, 2010 champion Dave Dykstra, and 2011/2013 champion Jim Huppunen also started their 2014 Ohsweken seasons off on good notes, as they finished in the top 5 behind Styres. Both Kruchka and Brown have feature wins with the Southern Ontario Sprints tour already this year, and served notice with their podium finishes that they will be strong at Ohsweken too.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger won the first ever Crate Sprint Car event at Ohsweken last Friday, with Brad Herron, Jake Brown, Paul Lang, and Robbie General coming home with top 5 finishes. Aaron Turkey had a solid run going as well, but dropped out of the race with a broken rear end. A total of 11 drivers competed in the first race for the new division, which is expected to grow as the season continues.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Wyatt Van Wart started his season with a feature win last Friday, while Karl Sault, Billy Bleich, Jr., Dave Bailey, and Lee Winger came home in the top five. They are just a few of the many drivers expected to challenge for wins this year, as a strong field of 32 Thunder Stocks were on hand last week, while more are expected in the coming weeks.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Jeremy May started at the front and stayed ahead of his challengers to take the feature win in a borrowed car last Friday. Tyler Lafantaisie, Jon Janssens, Lucas Lubin, and Jason Lungaro took top five finishes, will be among a strong field of Mini Stock championship hopefuls this season, which numbered 30 on opening night.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Joe DeBoer slipped by Dusty DeBoer to take the feature win in traffic last Friday, but Dusty will be strong as he looks to repeat as the Bomber champion. Dusty took the runner-up spot last Friday, followed by Gillian Hils, Paul Longboat, and Ashton Reekie, who started their seasons with top five finishes.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at email@example.com
THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak’s support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken’s Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.
About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.
About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!
About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: Gale’s Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. 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. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, May 30, when Styres Gas Bar presents weekly racing featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, May 30! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
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.
Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.