By Tommy Goudge
(August 31, 2010) – The twelfth round of Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder hits the track this Friday, September 3. This week’s event is Season Championship night presented by the Rochester Americans hockey club, and features extra-distance features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, and ESSO Mini Stocks, , plus Bombers, Vintage Cars, Kids Box Car Races, and Mechanics Races for Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks!
Dave Dykstra of Port Colborne enjoys a seventy-two point lead over Campbellville’s Kevin Job heading into the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car Season Championship. Last week’s feature winner Kyle Moffit of South Dayton, NY is third in the standings, followed by Alton’s Keith Dempster, and Tom Huppunen of Fenwick. Jamie Turner of Caistor Centre leads the Rookie of the Year standings, and now sits ninth overall after an eighth place finish last Friday.
Jamie Cox of Cambridge is now twenty-six points ahead of Port Robinson driver Billy Bleich with just one race left to decide the ESSO Thunder Stock championship. 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 by thirty-five points over Burford’s Phil Nyssen.
Welland ‘s Trevor Goulding continues to lead the ESSO Mini Stock standings and finished fifth after starting sixteenth last Friday night. Craig Erskine of Brantford finished fifth and sits fifty-five points behind. Ohsweken’s Steve Hess is third and got the feature win on Friday, followed by Mike Evers of Caledonia, and Brantford driver Kevin Hilborn. Jake Brown of Brantford leads the Rookie of the Year standings, and sits tied for tenth in the overall standings with Mark Thorne.
Dundas driver Karl Sault has a fifty-two point lead in the Bomber standings over Friday night winner Jeremy Hughes of Burlington. Hamilton drivers John Cote and Kacey Huffman are third and fourth, followed by Caledonia’s Jesse McDonald.
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.
NATIONALS TICKETS RAFFLE
Make sure you’re at Ohsweken Speedway this Friday for your chance to win free tickets for all three nights of the Sixth Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express! One lucky fan will walk away with a pair of tickets for all three nights, including free general admission for Fan Appreciation Night featuring the ASCS Patriot vs. Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car Challenge on Thursday, September 16, and reserved seat tickets for both the Night Before the Nationals Friday, September 17, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 18.
About the Rochester Americans: The Rochester Americans hockey club is one of the oldest franchises in the American Hockey League. Founded in 1956, the club has claimed six Calder Cup championships. The Americans’ season begins October 9 in Toronto. More information about the Rochester Americans is found at www.Amerks.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 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, September 3 when the Rochester Americans hockey club presents Ohsweken Speedway Season Championship night. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers will all be in action, plus Vintage Cars, Kids Box Car races, and Mechanics Races for Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks!
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, September 3rd! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!