By Tommy Goudge

(June 7, 2012) – Ohsweken Speedway will remember a champion this Friday night when Trailers By Jim Bray presents the “Abel Castelein Twin 14’s” for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division. Last week’s postponed “Sponsors Night” activities will be held on Friday when race teams have the opportunity to invite their sponsors to the track for a night of entertainment as guests of Ohsweken Speedway, with the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers also in action.

Friday’s twin 14 lap Mini Stock features combine to honour the #28 of Abel Castelein, the 2007 and 2008 champion of the division who passed away in October 2011. Abel was the winner of countless feature races, but more importantly he won the respect and admiration of everyone at the tracks he competed at. Abel was a teacher by profession, and also by nature, as he helped many of his fellow racers. He was a great ambassador for Ohsweken Speedway, and racing in general.

Hamilton’s Jason Lungaro scored his first career Mini Stock feature win in dramatic fashion on opening night with a last lap pass. He leads the standings heading into this Friday’s races, followed by Burlington driver Jeremy Hughes, Mike Evers of Caledonia, Hamilton’s Brittani Myers, and Paris driver Steve Miller. Those drivers and many others will be ready to race on Friday night in honour of their fallen friend.

Ohsweken’s own Glenn Styres won the season opener for the Sprint Cars, and leads the championship standings as a result. Dain Naida of Tecumseh, Michigan is 2nd in the standings, followed by a tie for 3rd between Vineland’s Chris Steele and Burford driver Jamie Collard, and Fenwick driver Tom Huppunen in 5th.

Brad Herron of Brantford got the win in the opening race for the Thunder Stocks, and leads the points standings heading into this Friday’s event. Caistor Centre’s Cory Turner sits 2nd in the standings, followed by Caledonia driver Lee Winger, Jack Myers of Wainfleet, and Caledonia’s Mike Thorne.

Another Hamilton driver was also a first-time winner on opening night, as Max Chechalk went to the winner’s circle after the Bomber feature. He leads the championship standings heading into this week’s event, followed by Carlisle’s Davey Boughton, Jesse McDonald of Caledonia, Waterdown driver Rodney Rutherford, and Hagersville’s Dusty DeBoer.

Advanced reserved seat tickets for “Tony Stewart at Ohsweken” July 30, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Six Nations Showdown” July 31, and the 8th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 14 and 15 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. Please visit www.OhswekenTwoSeater.com to learn how you can take the ride of your life with one of the stars of the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division!

About Trailers by Jim Bray: With locations in Brantford and North Bay, Trailers by Jim Bray offers high quality trailers at very competitive pricing. Numerous models are in stock, and no extra costs are added to prices quoted. Please call (519) 720-0777 or e-mail jim.bray@sympatico.ca for more information, and support the sponsors who support Ohsweken Speedway!

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 fifth consecutive season in 2012. 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: Pierced Parts Body Jewellery retail stores are located in Brantford, Waterloo, and London. Pierced Parts offers wicked selections of body jewellery, crazy contacts, and hair dye for the alternative lifestyle. Visit the title sponsor of Bomber racing at Ohsweken on the web at www.PiercedParts.com.

Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder resumes this Friday, June 8th when Trailers By Jim Bray presents the “Abel Castelein Twin 14’s” for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers will also be in action.

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 $12, while seniors and students are $10, 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, June 8th. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!