From Ken Pelkie

The relentless precipitation blanketing Southwestern Ontario has claimed the Season Opener at Ohsweken Speedway set for Friday night, May 20. With saturated grounds and work on the track impossible in recent days, Ohsweken Speedway officials have been forced to cancel the season opener and push the entire show back one week to May 27.

“Not only can we not complete necessary work on the track” exclaimed Ohsweken Promoter Glenn Styres in making the call, “we would be under the gun to provide safe racing conditions as the track is far too soft to make it raceable. This rain has really put us behind as the entire area is saturated”.

“The entire opening night of racing will now be run on May 27” according to Director of Racing Operations Ken Pelkie. “Engler Machine and Tool will be the sponsor of the Frost Bite 75 featuring the first round toward the season long point championship races for Pierced Parts Bombers, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, Lighthouse Tattoos’ Thunder Stocks and CORR/Pak Sprints. The evening will conclude with a 25 lap Sprint feature” Pelkie concluded.

Pelkie went on to announce that “As a token of appreciation to all the race teams and sponsors in all four divisions for their patience and support, we will be offering a unique opportunity for the race teams to host their sponsors at the track for a night of racing at no cost on Friday, June 3rd. All that is required to obtain free Pit Admission for two of any and all of your teams sponsors whose business name appears on your race car is to submit a list of your sponsors names to Ken on Friday, May 27 and you will be given two passes for each business on that list for the June 3rd show. It is absolutely free with no catches. The only stipulation is that no minors under 13 can be admitted to the Pit and everyone needs to sign a waiver. This offer is for June 3rd only at this time however if the response is favorable we will look at repeating this later in the season. We hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to showcase your product that your sponsors have invested in” Pelkie concluded.

Meanwhile, advanced Reserved ticketing sales continues for our three major events in 2011.

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. There are still lots of tickets available for this event.

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. Plenty of great seats remain for each of these events and can be obtained by calling 1-888-720-7223.

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.

If you have difficulty getting through on the line, please email Cheryl at pelkiekj@ebtech.net leaving your name, phone number(s) and a time when you can be reached and you will be called back as soon as possible.