by Tommy Goudge
(June 15, 2011) – Ohsweken Speedway is ready for another action-packed edition of Friday Night Thunder this week for “Brant County Night” presented by Lighthouse Tattoos. All fans with proof of residence in Brant County will be given two for one admission this Friday! Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Twin 15 lap features for the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers are all on the card, plus Mini-Van Figure 8 racing, and a demolition derby.
The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division championship chase is already heating up, with just 9 points separating the top 5 drivers in the standings. “The Tilbury Tornado” Kyle Patrick leads the way heading into round 3 this Friday, but Grimsby driver Travis Cunningham is just 2 points behind. Defending champion Dave Dykstra of Port Colborne is currently third, followed by New York driver Kyle Moffit, and Michigan’s Dain Naida. Moffit claimed the opening night victory on June 3, while Patriot Sprint Tour points leader Jared Zimbardi went to the Engine Pro Racing Winner’s Circle last Friday. Zimbardi and the other PST regulars will be at nearby Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, and some are expected to come a day early to get some laps at Ohsweken before the first 2 rounds of the Northern Summer Nationals, which are coming up June 24 at Ohsweken, and June 25 at South Buxton.
Larry Czinege, Jr. of Ridgeway leads the way in the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stock division by 11 points over Caledonia’s Lee Winger. Two more Caledonia drivers – Ryan Dinning and Mike Thorne – are tied for third along with Brantford’s Brad Herron. Czinege claimed the feature win on opening night, while Winger got the win last Friday. All of the Thunder Stock drivers are looking forward to this Friday’s Twin 15’s, which always provide great racing. The drivers will have some extra cash on the line this week too, as Engine Pro Racing will give the winner of each Twin 15 feature a $50 bonus.
Dundas driver Karl Sault remains undefeated so far in his rookie season in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division. He dominated on opening night, then drove through the field from 19th on the grid to win again last Friday. Sault sits atop the points standings by 14 markers over 2010 rookie of the year Jake Brown of Brantford. Ohsweken’s Steve Hess is third, followed by Caledonia veteran Mike Evers, and Mike Sarantakos of Smithville.
Rodney Rutherford of Waterdown is leading the Pierced Parts Bomber standings heading into this week’s race. Rutherford got the win on opening night, and leads last week’s feature winner Trevor Roszell by 7 markers.. Rockton driver Dave Patton, Caledonia’s Craig Dowd, and Sarah Rutherford of Dundas round out the top 5.
Advanced reserved seat tickets for “Tony Stewart at Ohsweken” July 26, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Six Nations Showdown” July 27, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 15, 16, and 17 at Ohsweken are on sale now! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and call 1-888-720-RACE to order yours today!
RIDE WITH THE PROS
Ohsweken Speedway has two custom-built two-seater Sprint Cars available each race night for rides during intermission and after the races. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to learn how you can take the ride of your life with one of the stars of the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars!
About Lighthouse Tattoos: The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Lighthouse Tattoos are there to assist you in choosing a tattoo from thousands of in-store designs, or they can create a custom tattoo using your own idea. Lighthouse Tattoos is a clean and sterile environment, and is health department inspected and approved. They provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere to make sure your tattoo experience is a memorable one. Visit the title sponsor of Thunder Stock racing at Ohsweken at 245 Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga, or online at www.LighthouseTattoos.com
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and 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, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a fourth consecutive season in 2011. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About HRW Automotive: Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway for all your Automotive needs. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia, and available by phone at 519-752-2063.
About Pierced Parts: Operators of Silver Dragon Alternative Body Fashion retail stores in Brantford and Waterloo, and soon-to-be-opened locations in London and Port Stanley, they offer wicked selections of body jewelry, crazy contacts, and hair dye for the alternative lifestyle. Pierced Parts Studios will also open soon, offering the best jewelry from Silver Dragon, plus professional body piercing services, and other fashion accessories, and apparel. Visit the title sponsor of Bomber racing at Ohsweken on the web at www.PiercedParts.com
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder continues this Friday, June 17 when Lighthouse Tattoos presents “Brant County Night”. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers will all be part of the third round of Friday Night Thunder this week, along with Mini-Van Figure 8 racing, and a demolition derby.
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, June 17! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!