OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 12, 2022) – Aaron Turkey will make his NASCAR debut next week when the NASCAR Pinty’s Series contests its historic Pinty’s 100 at Ohsweken Speedway.
The event marks the first on a dirt track for Canada’s most prestigious national stock car racing series. For Ohsweken driver Aaron Turkey, the event marks his introduction to racing cars with fenders. The 26-year-old Turkey is used to racing the ultra-fast winged sprint cars at his Uncle Glenn’s facility.
“These cars are a lot different than what I’m used to,” said Turkey after his first few laps of practice last week. “They’re nothing like I’m used to, but they are a lot of fun to drive. This race will be a blast.”
Turkey is racing a car prepared by series veteran Larry Jackson, and supported by Six Nations business Nitro 54 Variety. He is a welcome addition to the star-studded field that includes NASCAR and dirt track legend Ken Schrader, recent NASCAR Cup series winner Christopher Bell, and Ontario-born NASCAR Truck Series racer Stewart Friesen, along other dirt track specialists and NASCAR Canada stars.
“It’s huge for our speedway to have local talent competing with the NASCAR stars,” said track General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “Aaron is homegrown talent. He started racing as a teenager, and he is a great role model for youth in the area wanting to get involved in the sport.”
Glenn Styres opened the race track in his front yard 25 years ago. Hosting a national NASCAR event wasn’t on the radar then, but now that it’s about to happen he wants it to be memorable.
“I’m proud to welcome the racing community to Ohsweken,” said Styres. “We’ve hosted major events over the last two decades, but this race will bring people to the track who have never visited. I’m glad they will get to see our local talent compete against some of the best drivers in the world.”
Burger Barn will present the 17th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Monday, August 15, featuring the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series and Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series fueled by Pinty’s, plus the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Hot Lap Dash serves as an added attraction. The Pinty’s 100 for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series is the feature attraction on Tuesday, August 16, plus the Knights of Thunder Sprint Cars and Action Sprint Tour are also on the program.
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
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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.