by Tommy Goudge

(August 30, 2011) – School is starting next week, but summer isn’t over at Ohsweken Speedway. Friday Night Thunder continues on September 2 when Pierced Parts presents the “Labour Day Special”. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers will all be in action with championship chases winding down, along with Vintage Cars, Chain Races, and Kids Box Car Races.

The Sprint Car championship has been contested mostly by two drivers this season – Jim Huppunen of Fenwick and Tilbury driver Kyle Patrick – but Burford’s Jamie Collard can’t be counted out after two consecutive feature wins. Huppunen holds a 14 point lead over Patrick, and 39 point lead over Collard with 2 full-points events left in the Corr/Pak division season. South Dayton, NY driver Kyle Moffit, and Brantford’s Mitch Brown round out the remainder of the top 5.

Phil Nyssen crossed the finish line first last Friday night, but his car did not make it through technical inspection, which handed the feature win to Caistor Centre rookie Cory Turner. Consistency has given Caledonia driver Mike Thorne a large lead over Turner in the championship standings however, as Thorne has not finished worse than 7th in any feature race this season. He holds a 109 point lead over Turner heading into the final 2 weeks of the points chase, with Caledonia’s Ryan Dinning, Cambridge driver Wyatt Van Wart, and Devin Habiuk of Port Robinson also in the top 5.

Dundas driver Karl Sault rebounded with a feature win last Friday and regained the Mini Stock points lead as a result. Abel Castelein of Cayuga is back to 2nd in the standings, followed by Caledonia’s Mike Evers, Brantford driver Jake Brown, and Hamilton’s Dale Cooke. Sault’s win was his division-leading 5th of the season, and he also leads the Rookie of the Year standings.

Roles reversed again last Friday as Waterdown’s Rodney Rutherford retook the points lead from Caledonia driver Jesse McDonald. Rutherford won the feature while McDonald had trouble, giving Rutherford a 14 point lead in the standings with 2 races left in the championship chase. Hamilton’s Jeremy May is just 1 point ahead of Dundas driver Sarah Rutherford for 3rd in the standings, while Kathi Dickie of Brantford and Hagersville driver Dusty DeBoer are tied for 5th.

Ohsweken Speedway regrets to announce that the first annual “Monster Mash” scheduled for October 15 has been cancelled. Ohsweken Speedway thanks competitors and fans for their interest in the event, and hopes to reschedule it next season.

Advanced reserved seat tickets for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15, 16, and 17 at Ohsweken are on sale now! The 7th annual edition of this huge event will bring together 60 or more of the best Sprint Car drivers and teams from all over North America to compete for the $11,000 winner’s prize. Please visit and call 1-888-720-RACE (7223) to order your tickets 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!

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 jewellery 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, September 2nd when Pierced Parts presents the “Labour Day Special”. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers are all a part of Friday Night Thunder this week, along with Vintage Cars, Chain Races, and Kids Box Car Races.

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, September 2nd! Visit and Feel The Excitement!