by Tommy Goudge

(July 19, 2011) – Southern Ontario is experiencing a heat wave right now, but Ohsweken Speedway is going to celebrate a winter holiday during this week’s edition of Friday Night Thunder.
Outhouse Image and Design presents “Christmas in July” this Friday, July 22, featuring Santa Claus and Autograph Night, kicking off a busy week of four races in eight days. All of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers.

Fenwick’s Jim Huppunen won his second consecutive Sprint Car feature last Friday night, and extended his points lead over “Tilbury Tornado”
Kyle Patrick as well. Burford driver Jamie Collard finished 7th on Friday, and is still 3rd in the standings, followed by Dain Naida of Tecumseh, Michigan, and Brantford’s Mitch Brown, who are tied for 4th.

Larry Czinege, Jr. wasn’t able to compete last Friday due to an injury, and gave up the Thunder Stock points lead as a result. Caledonia’s Mike Thorne is now at the top of the standings, followed by Brantford driver Brad Herron, who won the feature last week. Devin Habiuk of Port Robinson sits 3rd in the standings, followed by Caledonia drivers Ryan Dinning and Lee Winger.

Burlington’s Jeremy Hughes won his first ever Mini Stock feature last Friday, but it’s fellow rookie Karl Sault of Dundas who continues to lead the championship standings. Brantford’s Jake Brown is second in the standings, followed by Cayuga driver Abel Castelein, Mike Evers of Caledonia, and Hughes.

Jesse McDonald of Caledonia barely held off Waterdown’s Rodney Rutherford to claim the Bomber feature win last week, but it’s Rutherford who leads the championship chase. Another Waterdown driver is 2nd in the form of Trevor Roszell, followed by McDonald, and a 4th place tie between Rockton’s Matt Smith and Hamilton driver Jeremy May.

“Christmas in July” kicks 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 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 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 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 and Terry Martin of Ohsweken have already won, and one more is still available this Friday night. Tickets will be sold for $2 each, or
3 for $5 beginning around 8:00p.m. on July 22nd. A new draw will be held this 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 Outhouse Image and Design: Located at 940 Richmond Street in Chatham, Outhouse Image and Design serves all of your sign and graphic needs, including wraps and decals for race cars and street cars alike.
Check out their website at, or call them at (519)
380-9111 or (888) 209-6548

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 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

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

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

Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder continues this Friday, July 22 when Outhouse Image and Design presents “Christmas in July”, featuring autograph night and a visit from Santa Claus. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers are all part of the 7th round of Friday Night Thunder this week.

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 22! Visit and Feel The Excitement!