by Tommy Goudge (May 19, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, May 22 with the second round of the track’s 2015 weekly racing series. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions will all be part of the show.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
2008 track champion Keith Dempster has the early lead in the 360 Sprint Car standings following a runner-up finish to invader Parker Price-Miller in last Friday night’s season opener. Mitch Brown, defending champ Glenn Styres, Todd Hoddick, and Conor Mahoney make up the rest of the top 5. Ryan Turner leads Tyler Hendricks, Lee Winger, and Kris Root in the Rookie of the Year standings.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
15 year old Alex Hill is atop the Crate Sprint Car standings after visiting Mobil 1 Victory Lane for the first time in Friday’s opening event. Mark Czuba, Aaron Turkey, Jake Brown, and Dylan Westbrook hold spots in the top 5. Hill also has the lead in the Rookie of the Year standings over Steve Lyons, Mack DeMan, and Ed Green.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Defending Thunder Stock champ Dave Silverthorn, Jr. has the points lead after the season opener thanks to a runner-up finish to Ryan Dinning. Wyatt Van Wart, Chris Dickie, Dave Bailey, and Dale Gyokery round out the current top 5. Brandon McFerran has the lead in the Rookie of the Year standings over Alex Schuts, Jeremy May, Max Chechalk, and Jerry Hill.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Jason Lungaro emerged as the victor of an entertaining Mini Stock feature last Friday, and leads the championship standings as a result. Kathi Dickie, Jon Janssens, Jake Bazuin, and Brandon Janssens hold the rest of the top 5 spots. Jake Bazuin also leads the Rookie of the Year standings over Gillian Hils, Jason Dixon, Trevor Young, Tim Youngblut, Andy Ryckman, Clinton Nicholls, Shone Evans, Gary Hodgson, Kevin Slater, and Shane Dixon.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Patrick Abrahamsson got the win in the first feature of the Ohsweken season, and leads the Bomber standings, followed by Jerry Burnham, Wayde Thorne, Mark Thone, and rookie Adam Nigh. Dusty DeBoer did not finish last Friday, and has a tough road ahead to garner his third consecutive championship.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: 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. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. 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 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 returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. 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 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 returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. 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 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. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them 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: 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, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, May 22 with the second round of the track’s 2015 weekly racing series. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions will all be part of the show.
The weekly Friday night racing series at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many southern Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing series adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, kids age 7-12 are $2, and kids age 6 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open at 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, May 22! 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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, 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.