From Tommy Goudge

(June 28, 2011) – School’s out, summer has officially begun, and Ohsweken Speedway is celebrating with Kids Night this Friday, July 1! The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers will all be part of Friday Night Thunder this week, along with the return of the Mod-Lite Stars Championship Tour North. Special Kids Night activities include Box Car Races, and Junior Fan Club trophies.

The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars will be back to regular action this week, with “The Tilbury Tornado” Kyle Patrick leading the way. Patrick is one of only two drivers to finish in the Top 10 in all Corr/Pak features run so far this season. Jim Huppunen of Fenwick also has three Top 10’s, including an impressive runner-up finish on June 17. Defending Corr/Pak champ Dave Dykstra of Port Colborne is third in the standings, followed by Burford driver Jamie Collard, and a 5th place tie between Grimsby’s Travis Cunningham, and opening night winner Kyle Moffit of South Dayton, NY.

Several Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division regulars took part in the Northern Summer Nationals event at South Buxton Raceway last Saturday night, including 2008 Corr/Pak champ Keith Dempster, who was awarded the feature win. Other Corr/Pak division regulars who made the trip included Glenn Styres, Kyle Patrick, Jamie Collard, Bob Crawford, Dain Naida, Mitch Brown, Chris Durand, Travis Cunningham, and John Burbridge, Jr. The Northern Summer Nationals series will conclude Friday, August 19 at Ohsweken, and Saturday, August 20 back at South Buxton.

The exciting Mod-Lites visited Ohsweken on June 10, when Port Colborne’s Shawn Sliter picked up the feature win. He was trailed to the finish line by Josh Sliter of Ridgeway, Beamsville driver Paul Klager, Derek Wagner of Middleport, NY, and Welland’s Derek Moore. Shawn Sliter leads the tour standings after 2 rounds, followed by Chris Steele of Vineland, Josh Sliter, Bolton’s Jason Corless, and Paul Klager. More information on the Mod-Lite Stars Championship is available at www.ModLiteStars.org

Twin 15’s for the Thunder Stocks highlighted the card two weeks ago at Ohsweken, with Devin Habiuk of Port Robinson, and Cambridge driver Wyatt Van Wart picking up feature wins, and an extra $50 each from Engine Pro Racing. Habiuk leads the championship chase by 5 markers over Caledonia driver Mike Thorne, while opening night feature winner Larry Czinege, Jr. of Ridgeway, Brantford’s Brad Herron, and first-time winner Van Wart round out the top 5. Cory Turner of Caistor Centre is 6th overall, and leads the way in the Rookie of the Year quest. Lee Winger also has a feature win in the Thunder Stock division this year, and sits 10th in the standings. Thunder Stock division regular Rob Disher of Grimsby represented Ohsweken Speedway on Saturday at South Buxton, driving to a 10th place finish in the Sport Stock feature.

Caledonia’s Mike Evers visited the Engine Pro Racing Winner’s Circle on June 17 for the first time since May 30, 2008, breaking Karl Sault’s win streak in the process. Sault, of Dundas, won the first two features of his Mini Stock career, and continues to hold the points lead after a 4th place finish. Brantford’s Jake Brown is second in the standings, followed by Evers, Smithville driver Mike Sarantakos, and Burlington’s Mike Taylor. Cayuga driver Abel Castelein returned to the track after a flip the week before, and drove a borrowed ride to 2nd place at the end of the June 17 feature. Castelein, a two-time champ, is 6th in the standings. Sault leads the Rookie of the Year standings, with 7th overall Jeremy Hughes the next closest challenger for the rookie title.

Trevor Roszell got his second straight feature win in Bomber action on June 17. The Waterdown resident leads the championship chase, with Rockton’s Dave Patton 8 points behind. The Waterdown-based father/son team of Randy and Rodney Rutherford is third in the standings, followed by Caledonia’s Craig Dowd, and Dundas driver Sarah Rutherford. Rodney Rutherford scored the win on opening night.

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!

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 Metal Works: Located just a few miles from Ohsweken in Caledonia, Ontario, Metal Works powder coats and finish metals for a wide range of applications, including Motorsports, Racing, Hot Rods, Show Cars and Motorcycles. They also provide metal finish for industrial and commercial uses such as shelving and product displays. Powder coating looks like paint, but it’s tougher paint. It protects metal, it’s durable, scratch resistant and it makes metal more attractive. Please visit www.MetalWorksPowderCoating.com for more information about Metal Works.

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

Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder continues this Friday, July 1 when Metal Works presents “Kids 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 fourth round of Friday Night Thunder this week, plus the return of the Mod-Lite Stars Championship Tour North, and Box Car Races.

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, July 1! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!