From Ken Pelkie
One of the highlights of the 2011 Ohsweken Speedway schedule will take place on Tuesday evening, July 26th when Tony Stewart makes a scheduled stop at the “Big O” to challenge the CORR/Pak Sprint regulars. This will be the first time that Stewart has had the opportunity to turn laps on the only weekly sprint car track in Canada. Thanks to the efforts of John Brush (CORR/Pak Merchandising), Jessica Zemken and Glenn Styres, this event is sure to stand out in the history books of Canada’s premier Sprint Car Dirt Track.
Promoter Glenn Styres stated that “Sandwiched between Christmas In July featuring a visit from Santa on Friday, July 22nd and a visit of the Western Ontario Outlaw Lawn Tractor racers on Friday, July 29th, the evening featuring Stewart in one of his favourite types of race cars preludes the annual visit of the World of Outlaws competing in the 4th Annual Six Nations Showdown on Wednesday, July 27th. Fans will be able to witness four nights of the most action packed racing in the area in 2011 at one location, all featuring Sprint Cars and are invited to come on out early and enjoy a week of fun at the speedway”. Plenty of primitive camping will be available all week for a nominal one time $10 fee.
Tony Stewart, the co-owner & driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series #14 was born on May 20, 1971. He began his racing career at an early age first wheeling a go-kart in 1978 at a Westport, Indiana racetrack. His first championship of many came at the age of eight in a 4-cycle rookie junior go kart class at the Columbus Fairgrounds in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana. Followed by the International Karting Federation Grand National Championship in 1983 and the World Karting Association National Championship in 1987, transition to the higher horsepower open wheel machines began in 1989. Joining USAC in 1991, his first USAC championship came in 1994 in the midget division. In 1995, Tony captured the USAC Triple-Crown becoming the first driver to ever win the Midget, Sprint, and Silver Crown championships in a single year competing on both dirt and asphalt. The next step was the Indy Car series where a championship followed in 1997. From there it was off to NASCAR where to date, two Cup Championships have been added to his resume. He is the first and only driver to have won championships in stock cars, Indy cars and open-wheel Midgets, Sprints, and Silver Crown along with an International Race of Champions title in 2006 which was the last year the series operated.
Coupled with fielding a two car Cup team for himself and Ryan Newman, Tony also remains loyal to his roots fielding teams in both USAC for Levi Jones and Bryan Clauson, and the World of Outlaws for Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz. He also owns the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio and has partnership in both Paducah International Raceway in Kentucky and Macon Speedway in Illinois. For more information on Tony Stewart check out www.tonystewart.com.
Keep watch on the official website of Ohsweken Speedway at www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more event details including a “Meet and Greet” as they become available.
Reserved seat ticketing sales continues daily as plenty of good seats remain for all three of our major events.
July 26th Tony Stewart will be at Ohsweken Speedway to take on the home town CORR/Pak Sprints in a special mid week point show. Adults will be admitted to this event for $20 while Students 13 through 17 and seniors over 65 and older are $15. Kids 12 and under will be admitted for $5. All seats will be reserved.
Tickets for the 4th Annual “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN” featuring the World of Outlaws on July 27th and the 7th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 16th and 17th also remain on sale.
Tickets for all three of these shows are on sale on a first come, first served basis. They will remain on sale Mondays through Thursdays at 1-888-720-7223 from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM until one week before each race date.
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