From Ken Pelkie
In what is hoped not to be a pattern this season, Ohsweken Speedway management has been forced to cancel all activities at the speedway scheduled for today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday – May 14). Persistent rain and cool temperatures all week has prevented track staff from working on the racing surface and standing water in the pits and parking lot only indicate a recipe for trouble if we were to go ahead as planned. “Even if the sun came out tomorrow morning we have had too much rain to prepare for opening night” explained Glenn. “We would be putting race cars on a track that was just simply not prepared enough and the outcome could be costly in equipment and unsafe for the competitors. We will just go ahead and cancel now and take another run at it next week” Styres concluded.
Next Thursday (May 20) will be test and tune night. Pit gates will open at 5:30 with on track activities scheduled to begin at 6:30. Pit admission is $10 while spectators will be admitted free to the spectator seating area.
A brief Staff meeting will take place at 5:30 in the Tech Barn and field Fire / Safety crew training will take place that evening.
Then on Friday, May 21st we will kick off the season as RapStar Energy Drink presents a full program of CORR/PAK Sprints, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers. The Dwarf Cars of the Stars Championship Tour North will fill out the program.