ROUND #1 of the NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS SERIES BOWS TO RAIN: Round #2 at South Buxton Raceway Goes Tomorrow

From Ken & Cheryl Pelkie

One of the highlights of the 2011 southern Ontario dirt track racing scene got off to a soggy start as the Friday opener at Ohsweken Speedway presented by Jones Brown Insurance for winged 360 Sprint Cars has succumbed to weather. The Northern Summer Nationals will switch to the Chatham, Ontario area tomorrow where South Buxton Raceway plays host to what will now be the first of three races in the series.

Along with the regulars who compete weekly at Ohsweken, affiliation has been obtained from three regional organizations including the Ontario based Southern Ontario Sprints, the Michigan based ASCS Sanctioned Sprints on Dirt, and the popular New York based Patriot Sprint Tour. Along with a set of rules that will allow most 360 legal sprint cars to compete, the field of cars expected should offer plenty of fast, exciting racing.

The overall winner of the series will be rewarded with a guaranteed starting position in the 7th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 17th at Ohsweken along with a portion of the $5,000 series point fund. Plenty of free camping is located at each facility and everyone is invited to come out early and relax as summer gets underway.

Official rules and entry forms are posted on the Ohsweken Speedway website and more information is available by contacting the series promoters at 1-888-720-7223.

Pit gates will be open at 4:00PM with spectator gates set to open at 5:00 PM. All seating will be general admission. No one under 14 is permitted to enter the Pit Area.

Be sure to keep watch on the official website of Ohsweken Speedway at for more information.

Reserved seat ticketing sales continues daily as plenty of good seats remain for all three major events during the summer at Ohsweken Speedway.

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.

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