Ohsweken, Ontario – July 24, 2014 – Two of the biggest events of the Ohsweken Speedway season are quickly approaching, with the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals “Race for the Cure” set for Monday, July 28, and the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series scheduled for Tuesday, July 29.
ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN
Arrow Express returns as presenting sponsor of the Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers on Tuesday, July 29.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series is the world’s premier winged sprint car series. The 2014 WoO schedule includes 93 events at 52 different tracks across 24 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. The tour’s visit to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 29 will conclude a three-race eastern Canadian swing which begins at Drummondville, Quebec on Saturday, July 26 and continues at Cornwall, Ontario on Sunday, July 27.
A tight championship chase is ongoing at the top of the WoO standings, with North Dakota’s Donny Schatz, Oklahoma driver Daryn Pittman, and Paul McMahan of Tennessee all in the hunt. Also among the drivers expected are Indiana’s Joey Saldana, Steve Kinser, and Kraig Kinser, Australian Kerry Madsen, California driver Brad Sweet, Tennessee’s Jason Sides, Pennsylvanians Cody Darrah, Logan Schuchart, and Jacob Allen, and Connecticut driver David Gravel.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series has competed at Ohsweken on 8 occasions dating back to 2007. Jason Sides won that first event on July 25, 2007, and also recorded wins at Ohsweken on July 29, 2009, and July 30, 2010. Jason Meyers won at Ohsweken on July 28, 2009, Donny Schatz was the winner on August 1, 2010 and July 30, 2013, and Tony Stewart took the checkered flag on both July 27, 2011, and July 31, 2012.
This year’s Six Nations Showdown takes on added significance, as part of the “Salute to the King” farewell tour for 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser. The Bloomington, Indiana driver is stepping away from racing full time with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will be joined by the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers as support divisions for the Six Nations Showdown. Karl Sault bested a talented field of 39 cars to claim the Thunder Stock win at the Six Nations Showdown last year, with another large car count expected for this year’s event.
The Bombers competed during the Northern Summer Nationals event last year, but shift to Tuesday’s Six Nations Showdown this year, with defending champion Dusty DeBoer leading the way.
BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS
Grand River Power Sports, 21st Century Signs, Brant News, and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation have partnered with Ohsweken Speedway to make the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals a “Race For The Cure” event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation. Drivers and teams are collecting pledges for this special event, with prizes from Twenty First Century Signs for those who collect the most.
The July 28 event includes the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and the only appearance of the season at Ohsweken for the DIRTcar 358 “Small Block” Modifieds.
The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car portion of the Northern Summer Nationals event will include a 25 lap feature, with a $3,000 winner’s prize, valuable championship points, and a guaranteed starting spot in the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature on the line. Three-time Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Shane Stewart of Pittsboro, Indiana won last year’s Northern Summer Nationals feature over Jessica Zemken and Dain Naida. Stewart is one of several invaders expected to compete in these special events, along with 2008 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Wayne Johnson, Australian star James McFadden, and more…
DIRTcar 358 Modifieds returned to Ohsweken last season for the first time in 5 years, and put on a show with plenty of 3-wide action. Many top drivers and teams from the Niagara area and beyond are expected to be in attendance, including current Merrittville Speedway championship points leader Chad Brachman, who won last year’s Northern Summer Nationals feature over Mat Williamson and Mark D’Ilario. The event will pay the feature winner $1,500, and will count towards the 358 Modified Mr. DIRTcar championship, which takes into account a driver’s best 16 finishes between January 1st and Labor Day. Points standings and other information on the Mr. DIRTcar championship is available at www.DIRTcar.com
The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be a part of the Northern Summer Nationals event for the first time on July 28. The first year division continues to grow as the season moves along, and has seen plenty of competition. Feature wins have already been claimed by 4 different drivers (Ryan Hunsinger, Aaron Turkey, Jake Brown, and Brad Herron), while 9 different drivers have at least one podium finish so far.
The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will again take part in the Northern Summer Nationals this year. The division has been dominated by Tyler Lafantaisie so far this season, and he heads into the Northern Summer Nationals as the odds-on favourite. Lafantaisie finished 3rd in the 2013 Northern Summer Nationals Mini Stock feature, behind drivers – Davey Boughton and Laura Hughes – who have moved to other divisions this year.
STAY WITH US
Reserved campsites are available for all special events at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at email@example.com for more information.
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. Advance tickets for regular Friday night events at Ohsweken are also available – Beat the line on race night! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
About Burger Barn: Burger Barn opened in July 2011 at 3000 Fourth Line, just a few miles from Ohsweken Speedway. The restaurant is owned by Jason Hill and his wife Celestey, and has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.
About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multi-purpose 3000 person capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The Arrow Express Sports mission is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.ArrowExpressSports.com.
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.
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.
Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals – Monday, July 28, 2014
Adult (18-65) Reserved – $25.00
Youth (13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $15.00
Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $5.00
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Six Nations Showdown” – Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $40.00
Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $15.00
Monday, July 28th – $20 members & $35 non member
Tuesday, July 29th – $30 members & $45 non member