By Tommy Goudge
(June 13, 2012) – Ohsweken Speedway will be a busy place this week when Lighthouse Tattoos presents “Brant County Night” for round three of Friday Night Thunder. All spectators showing proof of residence in Brant County will be admitted to the speedway for half price this week.
Several races were postponed by weather last week, and will open the program this Friday. Races to be made up this week include the second “Abel Castelein Twin 14” presented by Trailers By Jim Bray for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, the B-Main and A-Feature for the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, and the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks feature. Those divisions, along with the Pierced Parts Bombers, will then compete in a full card of regularly scheduled racing, including heat races, B-Mains, and features, with Twin 15’s for the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS.
Heat races for last Friday’s field of 32 Sprint Cars were claimed by Jamie Collard, Tom Huppunen, Jim Huppunen, and Dave Dykstra before rain began to fall as the B-Main was set to start. Those heat race winners and 12 other competitors are locked in to the postponed A-Feature to be run this Friday, including Brad Malloy and Keith Dempster, who will start from the front row. Opening night feature winner Glenn Styres is one of many drivers who will be vying for transfer spots in the rescheduled B-Main.
LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS
Derek Miller, Devin Habiuk, Wyatt Van Wart, and Jack Myers were the heat race winners, and Chris Crawford claimed the B-Main for the 34 Thunder Stocks in action last Friday before rain postponed the feature. Opening night feature winner Brad Herron will be looking for two in a row, but a deep and talented field will try to keep him out of the Engine Pro Racing winner’s circle, including 2011 champ Mike Thorne.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Mike Evers won the first of two “Abel Castelein Twin 14’s” presented by Trailers By Jim Bray last Friday before rain postponed the second of the twin features. Evers and 27 other Mini Stock drivers are eager to reset and race again in honour of their friend. Opening night winner Jason Lungaro was on a charge late in the race, but ended the first feature upside down last Friday. He and other front-running drivers such as 2011 champ Karl Sault will be looking for wins this week.
PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS
Davey Boughton survived a wild ride and kept his car on track to claim his first career Ohsweken feature win last Friday in the Bomber feature. Boughton now sits atop the season standings, followed by Dusty DeBoer, Jesse McDonald, opening night feature winner Max Chechalk, and Jeremy May.
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!
RIDE WITH THE PROS
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!
The first two rounds of the Northern Summer Nationals presented by Jones Brown Insurance are quickly approaching. Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division stars will be joined by drivers from the Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints for a doubleheader weekend – Friday, June 22 at Ohsweken, and Saturday, June 23 at South Buxton Raceway. Make sure to visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for all the information on these special events.
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 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 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.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder resumes this Friday, June 15th when Lighthouse Tattoos presents “Brant County Night”. All spectators showing proof of residence in Brant County will be admitted to the speedway for half price this week. Postponed features from June 8 will open the program, including the second “Abel Castelein Twin 14” presented by Trailers By Jim Bray for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, the B-Main and A-Feature for the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, and the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks feature. Those divisions, and the Pierced Parts Bombers will then kick off a full card of racing, including Twin 15’s for the Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks.
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 15th. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!