by Tommy Goudge
(August 17, 2010) – The tenth round of Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder hits the track this Friday, August 20. This week’s event is “Christmas in August” presented by Grisdale Racing Products and Outhouse Image and Design, and features the ASCS versus Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car Challenge, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers, plus Tillsonburg Outlaw Mini Sprints, a visit by Santa Claus, Toy Drive, and Autograph Night! All fans with a donation for the Toy Drive will be given two for one admission this Friday!
Dave Dykstra extended his Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division points lead last Friday by finishing fourth in the feature race. The Port Colborne driver has a new opponent chasing him from the runner-up spot in the form of Campbellville’s Kevin Job, who finished third on Friday. South Dayton, New York driver Kyle Moffit charged through the field from eleventh to second last Friday only to have an engine problem put him out of the race. Moffit is now third in the Corr/Pak standings, followed by Keith Dempster of Alton, and Ohsweken’s Glenn Styres.
This Friday’s race is also a full point’s event for the New York-based ASCS Patriots tour, as well as being part of their “King of the Golden Horseshoe” Miniseries. Bryan Howland of Auburn, NY is the Patriots point leader by thirty-three over Salamanca, New York driver Jared Zimbardi, who got the feature win last Friday at Ohsweken. Tim Kelly of Rock Stream, New York is third, followed by Brookfield, Connecticut driver Bubba Broderick, and Don Adamczyk of Williamsville, New York.
The Michigan-based ASCS Sprints on Dirt tour is competing at South Buxton Raceway this Saturday, and many series regulars are expected at Ohsweken this Friday as well. St. Johns, Michigan driver Ryan Grubaugh leads the tour’s point’s standings by sixty-four over Gregg Dalman of Bellvue, Michigan. Jerome, Michigan’s Ben Rutan is third, followed by Tecumseh, Michigan driver Dain Naida, and Dustin Daggett of Portland, Michigan.
Jamie Cox of Cambridge extended his points lead over Port Robinson’s Billy Bleich with his second ESSO Thunder Stock feature win in a row last Friday night. Cox now leads by twenty markers over Bleich, while a trio of Caledonia drivers – Ryan Dinning, Lee Winger, and Mike Thorne – are third, fourth, and fifth.
The ESSO Mini Stock division featured a first-time winner last Friday night as Mike Taylor edged out Mike Evers for the victory. Trevor Goulding of Welland remains the points leader however, while Brantford’s Craig Erskine is second, followed by Steve Hess of Ohsweken, Brantford driver Kevin Hilborn, and Mike Evers of Caledonia.
The Bomber division also found a new face in victory lane last Friday in the form of Trevor Roszell. Karl Sault of Dundas remains the Bomber points leader, followed by Hamilton’s John Cote, Burlington driver Jeremy Hughes, Kacey Huffman of Hamilton, and Caledonia’s Jesse McDonald.
Advance reserved seat tickets are on sale for the sixth annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express coming up September 16th, 17th, and 18th. Dawn Pelkie will be at the front of the track from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. sharp on Friday night as well for those of you who would like to purchase your tickets then. Just a month remains until the $10,000 to win extravaganza takes centre stage at Ohsweken! More information for fans and competitors alike is available on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com.
About Grisdale Racing Products: Grisdale Racing Products is a one-stop supplier for high performance and hardcore racing components. A complete line of racing products for the entry-level enthusiast to the full-time professional racer is available. Grisdale Racing offers products and technical assistance for all forms of motorsports competition, and specializes in short track racing, drag racing, road racing, off-road, and street rod applications. Visit the Grisdale Racing website at www.Grisdale.com.
About Outhouse Image and Design: Located at 940 Richmond Street in Chatham, Outhouse Image and Design serves all of your sign and graphic needs, including wraps and decals for race cars and street cars alike. Check out their website at www.OuthouseSigns.ca
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. 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 or steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
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
Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder returns this Friday, August 20th when Grisdale Racing Products and Outhouse Image and Design present “Christmas in August”. The ASCS versus Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car Challenge race, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers will all be in action, plus Tillsonburg Outlaw Mini Sprints, a visit by Santa Claus, Toy Drive, and Autograph Night! All fans with new, unopened Toy Drive donations will be given two for one admission this Friday!
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 just $10, while Seniors and Students are $8, and Kids age twelve and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:45p.m. this Friday, August 20th! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!