From Tommy Goudge
Ohsweken, ON — (May 22, 2015) — Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will compete in two events at the track this season.
Kahne will compete in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division at the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals on Monday, July 25, and in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, July 26.
The 36 year old Enumclaw, Washington native has 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup series wins on his resume. Kahne’s career began on dirt tracks in the Pacific Northwest, and he has never forgotten his roots. Following success in Sprint Cars and Midgets – including a USAC National Midget series championship in 2000 – Kahne made his debut in what was then called the NASCAR Nextel Cup series in 2004. He stays involved with dirt track racing through his ownership of Kasey Kahne Racing, which fields World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series entries for Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet.
“Ohsweken always does a great job promoting their races and I am looking forward to being a part of their event in July,” said Kahne. “It’ll be fun to race with Brad and Daryn and all the Outlaws.”
The “Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 26 when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will contest the 10th Annual Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown, joined by DIRTcar 358 Modifieds in their only Ohsweken visit of the season, and HRW Automotive Mini Stock Twin 15’s.
Formerly known as the Northern Summer Nationals, the revamped Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals on Monday, July 25 will feature the first ever visit of the Race of Champions (RoC) Sportsman Tour Modifieds to Ohsweken, plus the Go Nuclear! Late Model series, Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The event will also include a crate engine giveaway; Anyone in any division racing at Ohsweken with a crate engine in their car that night will be eligible for the draw.