by Tommy Goudge
(June 8, 2010) – One of the best deals in racing is even better this Friday night if you’re a resident of Haldimand County. That’s because all fans with proof of residence in Haldimand County will be admitted to Ohsweken Speedway for just $5 this Friday Night! Trailers by Jim Bray is the presenting sponsor for this week’s third round of Friday Night Thunder, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers, plus a visit by the Vintage Cars, and a Mini Van Figure 8 Race.
Port Colborne’s Dave Dykstra is at the top of the standings for the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars with two race nights in the books. Dykstra claimed a win on opening night and backed it up on May 28 with a strong second place run. Dykstra is followed closely in the Corr/Pak standings by Kyle Moffit of South Dayton, NY who claimed the feature win in round two. Fellow New Yorker Jared Zimbardi is third in the Corr/Pak standings, while Fenwick’s Jim Huppunen and 2008 Corr/Pak champion Keith Dempster of Alton round out the top five.
The ESSO Thunder Stocks division featured another entertaining race on May 28, with Billy Bleich taking his second win in a row. By virtue of his strong start, the young driver from Port Robinson leads the Thunder Stock points standings. Caledonia’s Ryan Dinning is just three points back of the lead after his second runner-up finish in a row in the most recent event. Mike Thorne’s season hasn’t gone the way he planned so far, but the Caledonia resident has battled through various problems to sit third in the rankings after two weeks, while Dave Bailey of Hagersville, and Grimsby driver Rob Disher round out the top five.
ESSO Mini Stocks action also saw a repeat winner in round two as Trevor Goulding got the feature win. The Welland resident is eleven points ahead of Brantford’s Kevin Hilborn in the points chase, while Craig Erskine also of Brantford, Ohsweken’s Steve Hess, and Caledonia veteran Mike Evers finish off the top five. Former Mini Stock champ Abel Castelein has a large hole to climb out of in the standings after problems forced him to the sidelines on May 28. The veteran from Cayuga will be looking to bounce back this week with a strong run.
Record numbers in the Bomber division have produced wild races over the first two weeks. Rockton’s Dave Patton got his first career feature win in the last event, but he’s still outside the top five in the point’s standings. Opening night feature winner Karl Sault of Dundas leads the way over Waterdown’s Trevor Roszell, Jeremy Hughes of Burlington, and Hamilton drivers Derek Chechalk and Kacey Huffman, while John Cote is tied with Huffman for fifth.
Advanced reserved seat tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars July 30 and 31 at Ohsweken, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 16, 17, and 18 at Ohsweken are on sale now! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and call 1-888-720-RACE to order yours today!
Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder returns this Friday, June 11 when Trailers by Jim Bray presents the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers, plus Vintage Cars and a Mini Van Figure 8 race!
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Friday Night Thunder at Ohsweken offers affordable exciting family entertainment just a short drive away from most Mid-Western Ontario locations. Friday Night Thunder Adult General Admission is $10, while Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids age 12 and under are FREE! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:45p.m. this Friday, June 11th!