By Tommy Goudge
(August 11, 2010) – The ninth round of Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder hits the track this Friday, August 13. This week’s event is “Brant County Night” presented by Metal Works, and features the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers, plus Vintage Cars and Flag Pole Racing. All fans with proof of residence in Brant County will be given two for one admission this Friday!
Dave Dykstra now holds a forty-seven point lead in the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car standings. The Port Colborne driver finished third in the feature last Friday night to extend his lead over Kyle Moffit of South Dayton, New York. Campbellville driver Kevin Job is third, followed by Keith Dempster of Alton, and Ohsweken’s Glenn Styres, who won the feature last Friday. Mitchell Brown of Brantford was the highest finishing rookie and now leads the Rookie of the Year chase by two points over Caistor Centre’s Jamie Turner.
Jamie Cox of Cambridge won his second ESSO Thunder Stock feature of the season on Friday night, and now holds the points lead by one point over Port Robinson’s Billy Bleich. Ryan Dinning of Caledonia is also within striking distance, just nineteen points behind, while Caledonia drivers Lee Winger and Mike Thorne round out the top five. Sherkston’s Ed McNamara leads the Rookie of the Year standings.
Trevor Goulding of Welland was the big winner of last Friday’s “Art Hill Memorial 42” for the ESSO Mini Stocks. The win was Goulding’s fourth of the season, and he enjoys a fifty-nine point lead over Brantford’s Craig Erskine. Kevin Hilborn of Brantford is third in the standings, followed by Ohsweken driver Steve Hess, and Caledonia’s Mike Evers. Jake Brown finished ninth in the “Art Hill Memorial 42” and currently leads the ESSO Mini Stock Rookie of the Year chase.
John Cote and Jeremy Hughes had a great race for last week’s Bomber division win, with Cote coming out on top. Karl Sault of Dundas continues to lead the standings however, and is clear of Hamilton driver Cote by sixty-one markers. Kacey Huffman of Hamilton is third, followed by Burlington driver Hughes, and Jesse McDonald of Caledonia.
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. Less than two months remain until the $10,000 to win extravaganza takes centre stage at Ohsweken, and discounted pre-entry fees for competitors end August 15. More information for fans and competitors alike is available on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com.
About Metal Works: Located just a few miles from Ohsweken in Caledonia, Ontario, Metal Works powder coats and finish metals for a wide range of applications, including Motorsports, Racing, Hot Rods, Show Cars and Motorcycles. They also provide metal finish for industrial and commercial uses such as shelving and product displays. Powder coating looks like paint, but it’s tougher paint. It protects metal, it’s durable, scratch resistant and it makes metal more attractive. Please visit www.MetalWorksPowderCoating.com for more information about Metal Works.
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 6th when Metal Works presents the “Brant County Night”. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers will all be in action, plus Vintage Cars and Flag Pole Racing!
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 13th! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!