By Tommy Goudge
(August 24, 2010) – The eleventh round of Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder hits the track this Friday, August 27. This week’s event is “Goodbye to Summer” presented by HRW Automotive, and features the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers, plus the final visit of 2010 for the Mod Lite Stars Championship Tour North, and Blindfold Races!
Dave Dykstra extended his points lead in the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division with a fourth place finish in the ASCS vs. Corr/Pak Challenge race. The Port Colborne driver enjoys a seventy point lead over Campbellville’s Kevin Job heading into this week’s event. Kyle Moffit of South Dayton, NY is third in the standings, followed by Alton’s Keith Dempster, and Ohsweken driver Glenn Styres. Jamie Turner of Caistor Centre leads the Rookie of the Year standings and now sits tenth overall. Friday night’s event is also a qualifier for Corr/Pak Merchandising drivers for the Village Pizza Ohsweken Shootout coming up on Friday, September 17 during Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.
Jamie Cox of Cambridge is just eighteen points ahead of Port Robinson driver Billy Bleich with two races left to decide the ESSO Thunder Stock championship. Bleich finished second last Friday night, while Cox was right behind him in third. A trio of Caledonia drivers are third, fourth, and fifth in the standings – Ryan Dinning, Lee Winger, and Mike Thorne. Ed McNamara of Sherkston is seventh overall and leads the Rookie of the Year chase.
Welland ‘s Trevor Goulding continues to lead the ESSO Mini Stock standings and finished fourth last Friday night. Craig Erskine of Brantford finished third and sits fifty-four points behind. Ohsweken’s Steve Hess is third, followed by Brantford driver Kevin Hilborn, and Mike Evers of Caledonia. Jake Brown of Brantford leads the Rookie of the Year standings.
Dundas driver Karl Sault’s lead in the Bomber standings has shrunk to thirty-six over Hamilton’s John Cote. Jeremy Hughes of Burlington is third, followed by Kacey Huffman of Hamilton, and Caledonia’s Jesse McDonald.
Paul Klager of Beamsville has won both of the Mod-Lite Championship Tour North visits to Ohsweken this season, but Stoney Creek driver Randy Hollingshead gave Klager a good challenge last time out on August 1st. Those two and many more will put on another great show this Friday in their tour’s final visit to the Speedway this season.
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. Only a few weeks remain until the $10,000 to win extravaganza takes centre stage at Ohsweken! More information for fans and competitors alike is available on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com.
About HRW Automotive: Visit HRW for all your Automotive needs at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia, or call 519-752-2063.
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 27th when HRW Automotive presents “Goodbye to Summer”. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers will all be in action, plus the Mod-Lite Stars Championship Tour North, and Blindfold Races!
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 27th! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!