By Tommy Goudge

(July 20, 2010) – The eighth round of Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder hits the track this Friday, July 23rd. This week’s event is presented by Outhouse Image and Design and Wiseco Piston, and features “Christmas in July” with Santa Claus, plus a Toy Drive, and Autograph Night. The rescheduled Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars “Mid-Season Championship” will run on Friday, along with the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, Bombers, and a Chain Race!

The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car stars will be competing in a twenty-five lap Mid-Season Championship event presented by Wiseco Piston this Friday night. Dave Dykstra of Port Colborne continues to lead the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division standings, though his advantage is down to just ten points. Kyle Moffit of South Dayton, New York charged through the field after early problems last week to finish second in the ESS vs. Corr/Pak “Battle on the Grand” feature, and gained on Dykstra as a result. Alton’s Keith Dempster is third in the standings, followed by Campbellville driver Kevin Job, and Glenn Styres of Ohsweken. Dave Dykstra remains the only repeat Sprint Car winner at Ohsweken in 2010 and has two feature wins total, while Tom Huppunen, Dain Naida, Dustin Daggett, Steve Poirier, and Kyle Moffit have claimed wins as well.

Billy Bleich of Port Robinson still leads the ESSO Thunder Stock standings, but he also saw his lead dwindle last week. Cambridge driver Jamie Cox got his first feature win of the season last Friday night, and is now just twelve points behind Bleich. Caledonia’s Lee Winger is now 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.

Welland driver Trevor Goulding continued his excellent season last Friday night, charging from eleventh on the grid to finish second. Goulding’s lead in the points chase sits at fifty-one over Brantford’s Craig Erskine, who is followed by Kevin Hilborn of Brantford, Ohsweken driver Paul Goodale, and Steve Miller of Paris and Waterford’s Mark Thorne tied for fifth. Trevor Goulding has claimed three feature wins this season, while Abel Castelein has two, and Craig Erskine and Steve Hess have one each.

Jesse McDonald got his first Bomber feature win of the season last week, but Dundas driver Karl Sault continues to hold a commanding points lead. Kacey Huffman of Hamilton is second in the standings, followed by Shawn Ireland, Jesse McDonald, and John Cote.

Advanced reserved seat tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars July 30 and 31 at Ohsweken, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 16, 17, and 18 at Ohsweken are on sale now through Ticketmaster! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more details on how to reserve yours today. The World of Outlaws “Six Nations Showdown” weekend is less than two weeks away, so make your plans to attend now!

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 Wiseco Piston: You demand performance and reliability on the race track – Wiseco Piston delivers! Meeting and exceeding your expectations is their goal. Whether you require stock or custom-built pistons, you can depend on the maximum strength and minimum variance of Wiseco’s Aluminum-forged pistons. Forget the yellow flags raised by cast and hypereutectic pistons. With Wiseco, you are assured of stronger pistons with tighter tolerances than any other part in your engine. Using the world’s most advanced forging process, their pistons are pressed into shape with a 2,000 ton press followed by an extensive heat-treat and finishing process. And their customer service is second to none. For quality you can take to the track – Wiseco Piston offers race-winning results! For more information on Wiseco Piston, please visit www.Wiseco.com

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 have 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!

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.

Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder returns this Friday, July 23rd when Outhouse Image and Design and Wiseco Piston present Christmas in July featuring Santa Claus, Toy Drive, and Autograph Night. Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars headline the show with their rescheduled “Mid-Season Championship”, and the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers will all be in action, plus a Chain Race!

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! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:45p.m. this Friday, July 23rd!