By Tommy Goudge (July 28, 2010) – Two big events hit the track this Friday and Saturday night at Ohsweken Speedway when Arrow Express presents the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint series to the Styres-owned facility!
Kasey Kahne Racing team driver Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Indiana currently leads the World of Outlaws Sprint series standings, with ten wins and twenty-six Top Five finishes in forty-four A-Main starts this season. Saldana set a new all time track record at Ohsweken in his last visit, with a 12.420 second lap in time trials on July 29, 2009.
Twenty-time series champion Steve Kinser joined forces with Tony Stewart Racing over the off season and has enjoyed a successful season, with six feature wins and twenty-seven Top Five finishes. The Bloomington, Indiana driver sits second in series standings, just twenty-nine markers behind entering the Ohsweken weekend.
Jason Meyers of Clovis, California is third in the World of Outlaws standings and has seven feature wins this year. Meyers got a World of Outlaws feature win at Ohsweken last year on July 28.
Four-time series champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota is fourth in the World of Outlaws standings, and has two feature wins this season. Schatz has finished second in all three of his starts at Ohsweken, including both last season.
Bartlett, Tennessee’s Jason Sides is fifth in the World of Outlaws standings and has three feature wins this year. Sides claimed the “Six Nations Showdown” feature win at Ohsweken in both 2007 and 2009, and owns three of the four total World of Outlaws feature wins to date at Ohsweken.
Other World of Outlaws regulars expected this weekend include Paul McMahan of Tennessee, Pennsylvania driver Lucas Wolfe, Minnesota’s Craig Dollansky, Kraig Kinser of Indiana, Missouri driver Danny Lasoski, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. of Texas, Ohio driver Chad Kemenah, Arizona’s Ben Gregg, and Toni Lutar of British Columbia.
Ontario drivers set to race this weekend include Ohsweken’s own Glenn Styres, 2009 track champion Tom Huppunen of Fenwick, Father/Daughter team Rick and April Wilson, Port Stanley’s Chris Durand, rookie driver Stevin Goldner of Aylmer, and a host of others.
Regional racers such as New Yorkers Jessica Zemken and Justin Barger, and Michigan driver Dustin Daggett are also expected in attendance. Zemken’s Tony Stewart Racing ride has local support from Corr/Pak Merchandising – the presenting sponsor of weekly Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken. Daggett won the most recent big event at Ohsweken on July 2 when he claimed the Northern Summer Nationals title.
Ohsweken’s weekly ESSO Thunder Stock racers will also be in action on Friday night, while the Mod-Lite Stars Championship Tour North will visit on Saturday during the “Six Nations Showdown” events.
Billy Bleich of Port Robinson still leads the ESSO Thunder Stock standings, but he saw his lead dwindle in the last event. Cambridge driver Jamie Cox got his first feature win of the season on July 17, and is now just twelve points behind Bleich. Caledonia’s Lee Winger is third in the standings, followed by Jeremy Bean of Stoney Creek, and Caledonia driver Ryan Dinning. Billy Bleich and Devin Habiuk each have two feature wins in the ESSO Thunder Stocks this season, while Jamie Cox, Lee Winger, Shayne Pierce, and Mike Thorne have one each.
Paul Klager of Beamsville claimed the most recent round of Mod-Lite Stars Championship Tour North racing at Ohsweken on May 21, and he’d love to repeat this weekend. Jason Corless, Kellie Mason, Randy Hollingshead, Rick Brubacher, and a host of others are also expected in competition with the Mod-Lite tour this Saturday night.
Advanced reserved seat tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars July 30 and 31 at Ohsweken, through Ticketmaster are now done. Tickets for this weekend’s World of Outlaws events will be available at the track on Thursday night, July 29 between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., and starting at 12:00 noon each race day. All World of Outlaws events seating at Ohsweken is reserved. Tickets for each night are $35 for adults, and $15 for Kids age twelve and under.
RIDE WITH THE PROS
Ohsweken Speedway has two 410 cubic inch two-seater Sprint Cars available each race night for rides during intermission and before racing starts! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Arrow Express presents the World of Outlaws Sprint series at Ohsweken Speedway this Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31!
The ESSO Thunder Stocks join the World of Outlaws on the card on Friday night, while the Mod-Lite Stars Championship Tour North is part of the “Six Nations Showdown” program on Saturday night.
Spectator gates open at 4:00p.m. each night, with hot laps at 6:30 p.m., and the first race taking the green flag at 7:45p.m.! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.