From Tommy Goudge

Ohsweken, ON — (July 12, 2011) — Ohsweken Speedway is ready for another action-packed edition of Friday Night Thunder this week for “Norfolk County Night” presented by Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel. All fans with proof of residence in Norfolk County will be given 2 for 1 admission this Friday! Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers are all on the card, plus Vintage Cars, and Small Car Figure 8 racing.

Jim Huppunen broke through for his first career feature win last Friday, and took over the Sprint Car division points lead in the process. The Fenwick resident now holds a 19 point lead over “The Tilbury Tornado” Kyle Patrick heading into this week’s race. Burford’s Jamie Collard ran well last Friday and scored a runner-up finish, moving him to third in the standings, followed by Lewiston, NY driver Derek Jonathan, and Dain Naida of Tecumseh, MI.

Ridgeway resident Larry Czinege, Jr. scored his second consecutive Thunder Stock feature win last Friday, but he won’t be competing this week due to an injury suffered on Saturday night at Merrittville. Everyone at Ohsweken wishes Larry the best in his recovery. Caledonia driver Mike Thorne finished in the runner-up spot for the second week in a row last Friday, and sits just 5 points behind Czinege in the standings. Ryan Dinning of Caledonia, Port Robinson’s Devin Habiuk, and Brantford driver Brad Herron are also in the top 5.

Dundas driver Karl Sault scored his third feature win of the season last Friday, but Brantford’s Jake Brown finished right behind him to minimize the damage in the points chase. Sault now holds a 10 point lead over Brown, while Caledonia’s Mike Evers is another 5 markers behind. Cayuga driver Abel Castelein is fourth in the standings, followed by Ohsweken’s Steve Hess.

Waterdown’s Rodney Rutherford went to the Engine Pro Racing Winner’s Circle on Mid-Season Championship night, and increased his points lead in the Bomber division. He now holds a 5 point advantage over Rockton driver Dave Patton, while Trevor Roszell of Waterdown, and Hamilton drivers Jeremy May and Max Chechalk round out the top 5.

“Christmas in July” is approaching quickly, and that event will also feature the only autograph night of the season.. Santa Claus will visit Ohsweken on Friday, July 22, and kick off a busy week of action at the track which includes “Tony Stewart Night” on July 26, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on July 27, and another round of Friday Night Thunder on July 29. August will start with a bang when Ohsweken’s annual Hot Dog Eating Championship takes centre stage along with a full racing card, including the Art Hill Memorial 42 for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division. Make sure to visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for all the information on these special events.

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!

Ohsweken Speedway is raffling off rides with NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in one of Ohsweken’s two-seater Sprint Cars! Bob Parker of Brantford already won a ride last week, and two more are still up for grabs during each of the next two rounds of Friday Night Thunder. Tickets will be sold for $2 each, or 3 for $5 beginning around 8:00p.m. on July 15th and 22nd. A new draw will be held each week, with the previous week’s tickets ineligible. “Smoke” will take on Ohsweken’s hometown Corr/Pak Sprint Car racers on Tuesday, July 26, while stars of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will invade Ohsweken the following night – Wednesday, July 27.

About Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel: Located on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel is one of the city’s most popular courtyard-style hotels. The Cade-family owned facility is located just minutes from many of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions. Their enclosed courtyard is a tropical paradise featuring towering trees, gardens and lush foliage. You’ll enjoy the heated indoor pool, gazebo, kids play park and whirlpool hot tubs. The award-winning “Windows on the Lane” restaurant, and the “Croft Night Club” are always popular with guests to Niagara Falls, as well as locals. A visit to this beautiful region is only enhanced by the comfort and hospitality extended by the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel. For more information, please visit www.CairnCroft.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 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 HRW Automotive: HRW was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia, or on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com.

About Pierced Parts: Operators of Silver Dragon Alternative Body Fashion retail stores in Brantford, Waterloo, London, and Port Stanley, Pierced Parts offers 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, 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 15 when Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel presents “Norfolk County Night”. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers are all part of the sixth round of Friday Night Thunder this week, along with Vintage Cars, and Small Car Figure 8 racing.

Friday Night Thunder at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Friday Night Thunder Adult General Admission is just $10, while Seniors and Students are $8, and Kids age 12 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 15! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!