By Carin Sundin
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 2, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce this week’s recipient of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week award is Trevor DeBoer and the No. 23 Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock team.
The weekly award showcases a driver or team that exhibits outstanding effort and performance during Friday Night Excitement events at Ohsweken Speedway.
Last Friday, Pinty’s Delicious Foods Hot Rod Night included a 20-lap Thunder Stock feature that had been rescheduled from the rain-shortened event on Jibs Action Sports night July 20.
DeBoer lined up in the ninth position for the start of the race that saw Jay Liverance and Mike Klazinga lead the field to the green flag. Two quick yellow flags saw Chris Dickie take the lead with Blake Bomberry Jr, DeBoer, Chase Hess and Bill Bleich giving chase. DeBoer dove to the bottom and quickly moved into the third spot behind Bomberry and Dickie.
With 14 laps to go, DeBoer moved into second and raced side-by-side for several laps with the leader Dickie. Bleich raced into third at the halfway point and the battle ensued. DeBoer briefly lost the second spot when he got in behind Huffman and Bleich went to the top. He regained the runner-up position at lap 15 and the side-by-side race with Dickie holding the lead.
A late caution with four laps left saw Dickie get split and lose the lead on the restart when DeBoer went to the topside and Bleich hugged the bottom. DeBoer had opened a multi-car length lead when Bailey took the high side and the second spot away from Dickie with two laps to go. DeBoer held his competitors off to claim the checkers and his first victory in the No. 23 Camaro, followed by Dave Bailey, Chris Dickie, Bill Bleich and Christopher Hale.
DeBoer claimed the checkered flag following his first Thunder Stock Feature win and climbed the fence to share his exciting victory with his family who were cheering him on from the grandstands. With his first victory, Trevor rounds out the DeBoer family trifecta along with his brothers Dusty and Tim who earned their first wins earlier this season in the Mini Stock division.
Congratulations to Trevor DeBoer and the No. 23 Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock team on their first win and 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.
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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.