By Tommy Goudge
Ohsweken, Ontario – September 10, 2014 – The 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is finally here, and anticipation is high for the track’s signature event.
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 11, while racing will commence Friday, September 12 with the “Night Before the Nationals” presented by Burger Barn, and the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday, September 13.
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 13 will include group Time Trials, 6 Heat Races, 3 B-Feature races, a Dash race for the Heat Race winners to determine the top 6 starting positions in the A-Feature, the 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse for the 360 Sprint Cars. The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will run a full program on Saturday night, including a 25 lap $500-to-win A-Feature. Hot laps will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday, September 13, with Time Trials scheduled for 6:30pm, and racing set to begin at 7:30pm.
The Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12 will include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin 15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars, plus a 20 lap $450-to-win A-Feature for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and a 20 lap $500-to-win A-Feature for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks featuring guest driver Bryan Bauemler of HGTV. The winners of Friday’s Twin 15 lap 360 Sprint features will be guaranteed starting spots in the $12,000-to-win A-Feature on Saturday night. Hot laps will begin at 6:50pm on Friday, September 12, with racing set to begin at 7:30pm.
The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features drivers who have qualified from the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken in 2014, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature from August 29, plus top drivers in the championship points standings from Sprints on Dirt and the National Racing Alliance.
The Kevin Ward Jr. “Young Stars Challenge” presented by TJSlideways.com will honour Kevin Ward, Jr., who passed away following a tragic accident in the Empire Super Sprints event held at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 9. Despite his young age, Kevin had already competed in 4 editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including a top 10 finish in 2011. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field.
Pit gates will open at 5:00pm for Test & Tune on Thursday, September 11, with hot laps beginning at 7:30pm. All Ohsweken Speedway racing divisions are welcome to participate.
SEPTEMBER 5 TICKET STUBS/WRISTBANDS
The September 5 Season Championship event is considered official according to the Ohsweken Speedway rain out policy, as at least 7 races were completed. September 5 Pit pass wristband holders can redeem those passes for a $10 discount on Test & Tune night coming up on Thursday, September 11, or a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12. Grandstand ticket stub holders can redeem their stubs for a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals. Those who pre-purchased Night Before the Nationals tickets also in attendance last Friday will receive a complimentary beverage by presenting their September 5 stubs and September 12 tickets to Vera Styres at the front gate.
Official affiliate sanctions for the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals include Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, along with the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) tour, the Michigan-based Sprints On Dirt (SOD) series, the Ohio-based National Racing Alliance (NRA), and the New York-based Empire Super Sprints (ESS) series, and Patriot Sprint Tour (PST).
CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRIES
The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted ($50) entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals was August 31, 2014. Entries are now $100, and can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at email@example.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to print the entry form, view the rules, format, and more.
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 9 previous editions, with a total of 208 different drivers from 15 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.
Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012, and Stewart also became a 3-time winner in 2013.
46 drivers have already filed entries for the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including former CSCN winners Shane Stewart, and Steve Poirier. The entry list is expected to reach as many as 70 or more by the time hot laps start on Saturday, September 13, with former CSCN winner Wayne Johnson among those not officially entered yet but intending to compete.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. 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
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.
TIRES & FUEL
The Brown Auto Service trailer will be at Ohsweken for all 3 days of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend to supply Sprint Car teams with tires, fuel, and parts. Call Doug Brown at 519-752-9531 for more information.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
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 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 Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 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.
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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.
CSCN TICKET PRICES:
Burger Barn Night Before The Nationals – Friday, September 12, 2014
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $12.00
Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – Free
10th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Saturday, September 13, 2014
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) – $40.00
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00
Kids (12 & Under) Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) – $ 5.00
Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – Free
2014 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS –
46 REGISTERED ENTRIES AS OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
(Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 35 laps – $12,000-to-win)
Number Name (City, Province/State, Country)
0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada)
00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, New York, USA)
2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, Michigan, USA)
3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, Indiana, USA)
3r Shane Ross (Thedford, Ontario, Canada)
5 Keith Dempster (Alton, Ontario, Canada)
5c Conor Mahoney (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford, Ontario, Canada)
6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, Ohio, USA)
7k Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, Florida, USA)
10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, Ontario, Canada)
10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, New York, USA)
10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, New York, USA)
10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
10jr CJ Jones (Cortland, Ohio, USA)
10k Robert Dietrick (Farmington, New York, USA)
11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario, Canada)
11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, Michigan, USA)
14h Jim Huppunen (Welland, Ontario, Canada)
15 Mike Ferrell (London, Ontario, Canada)
16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, Michigan, USA)
17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, Ohio, USA)
19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario, Canada)
19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, New York, USA)
20k Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams, Ontario, Canada)
21k Lou Kennedy, Jr. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, Michigan, USA)
28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada)
33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville, Ontario, Canada)
35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA)
36 Mike Stelter (Webster, New York, USA)
43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada)
45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, New York, USA)
49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, New York, USA)
51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria, Ontario, Canada)
51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, New York, USA)
67 Steve Collins (Belfast, New York, USA)
70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, Indiana, USA)
77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, Michigan, USA)
84 Tyler Rand (Acton, Ontario, Canada)
87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, New York, USA)
87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada)
98 Joe Trenca (Clay, New York, USA)
123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada)
2014 DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT QUALIFIERS
(Friday, September 12, 2014 – 10 laps – $400-to-win)
Affiliate Sanction – Driver Name
Patriot Sprint Tour – Jared Zimbardi
Patriot Sprint Tour – Jason Barney
Southern Ontario Sprints – Mitch Brown
Southern Ontario Sprints – Glenn Styres
Empire Super Sprints – Steve Poirier
Empire Super Sprints – Jeff Cook
National Racing Alliance – JR Stewart
National Racing Alliance – Max Stambaugh
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Kyle Patrick
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Todd Hoddick
Sprints on Dirt – Ryan Ruhl
Sprints on Dirt – Dustin Daggett
PAST CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS A-FEATURE WINNERS
2005 – Kenny Jacobs
2006 – Steve Poirier
2007 – Steve Poirier
2008 – Wayne Johnson
2009 – Shane Stewart
2010 – Shane Stewart
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
2012 – Steve Poirier
2013 – Shane Stewart
PAST “OHSWEKEN SHOOTOUT” WINNERS
2005 – Nick Mulheim
2006 – Dustin Daggett
2007 – Rick Wilson
2008 – Steve Poirier
2009 – Steve Poirier
2010 – Jessica Zemken
2011 – Jamie Collard
2012 – Chuck Hebing
2013 – Jim Huppunen
PAST “DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL MR. SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE” WINNERS
2007 – J.R. Stewart
2008 – Steve Poirier
2009 – Steve Poirier
2010 – Jessica Zemken
2011 – Wayne Johnson
2012 – Randy Hannagan
2013 – Alain Bergeron
PAST “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS” FEATURE WINNERS
2005 – Adam West
2006 – Kyle Patrick & Justin Barger
2007 – Rained Out
2008 – Jason Barney & Dustin Daggett
2009 – Brian McDonald & Shane Stewart
2010 – Glenn Styres & Dustin Daggett
2011 – Shane Stewart & Dustin Daggett
2012 – Rained Out
2013 – Randy Hannagan & Bryan Howland