Ohsweken, ONT — (August 22, 2013) — Ohsweken Speedway’s 18th season of racing continues this Friday, August 23 when Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents “Brock Leonard Memorial Night” featuring KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation Night. This week’s event features the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars with a full program along with their postponed A-Feature from July 19, plus the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks “Brock Leonard Memorial 50″, the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT
The Canadian National Autism Foundation promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. The CNAF was formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of children with autism, providing funding for Canadian-based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness.
Ohsweken Speedway is honoured to host the Canadian National Autism Foundation for the third annual benefit race night for autism at the track. Please visit www.CNAF.net to learn more about the Canadian National Autism Foundation, and find out how you can help.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
The Sprint Cars have extra racing this week, with a regularly-scheduled event on the card, plus their postponed A-Feature from the July 19 rainout. Jim Huppunen has extended his lead in the Sprint Car standings with strong performances in the past couple of weeks, but Jamie Collard is still just 40 points behind heading into this Friday’s event. Mitch Brown, Chris Steele, and Todd Hoddick also hold positions in the top 5.
Glenn Styres won the Corr/Pak features on May 17, May 24, and June 14, while Kyle Patrick won the Corr/Pak feature on June 7, Jason Barney won the Corr/Pak vs. PST feature on June 21, Jamie Collard won the Corr/Pak feature on July 5, Steve Poirier won the Corr/Pak vs. ESS feature on July 12, Mitch Brown won the Corr/Pak feature on July 26, Shane Stewart won the Northern Summer Nationals on July 29, Jim Huppunen won the Corr/Pak feature on August 9, and Mikey Kruchka won the Corr/Pak vs. SOS feature last Friday, August 16.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS “BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL 50″
The Thunder Stocks will contest the longest race of their season this week in the running of the “Brock Leonard Memorial 50″. The race honours Brock Leonard, a long-time speedway official and friend to many in the Ontario racing community, who passed away last season at age 62.
Brad Herron topped a talented 36 car field to win the inaugural ‘Brock Leonard Memorial 50″ on August 24, 2012. Herron will try to repeat this Friday, but a host of competitors are looking to add their names to the special trophy.
Lee Winger leads the Thunder Stock standings heading into this Friday’s big race, but he is just 2 points ahead of Jim Lampman, and 14 points ahead of third place Cory Turner. Bryce Richardson is fourth, but just 31 points behind the leader, followed by defending champion Mike Thorne, who is 48 points from the lead.
Cory Turner, Karl Sault, and Wyatt Van Wart each have 2 Thunder Stock feature wins this season, while Bryce Richardson, Ryan Turner, Chris Dickie, Jack Myers, Lee Winger, and Dave Silverthorn, Jr. have each taken a feature win as well.
Karl Sault leads Dave Silverthorn, Jr. by just 2 points in the Thunder Stock Rookie of the Year standings.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Davey Boughton was on his way to another feature win last Friday, until his flat tire on the last lap allowed Jason Lungaro to take the victory. Boughton was still able to take the runner-up spot, and extended his lead in the points standings as a result. Alex Schuts is second in the standings, followed by Jason Lungaro, and a fifth place tie between Laura Hughes and Chase Hess.
Davey Boughton has claimed 5 Mini Stock feature wins this season, while Alex Shuts has won 2, and Laura Hughes, Rodney Rutherford, Mike Taylor, and Jason Lungaro have scored 1 each.
Davey Boughton also leads the Mini Stock Rookie of the Year standings over Alex Schuts.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
The race for the Bomber championship remains close, as Dusty DeBoer has a 10 point lead over Tim DeBoer heading into this week’s event. Max Chechalk is third, followed by Brady Longboat, and the #6 team of Wayde and Mark Thorne.
Dusty DeBoer, Jesse McDonald, and Tim DeBoer each have 3 Bomber wins this year, while Tim DeBoer and Max Chechalk have also visited victory lane.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and check out our new system for online ticket sales, or purchase your tickets at the track on race nights with your Visa, Mastercard, or Debit card!
RIDE WITH THE PROS
Ohsweken Speedway has two custom-built two-seater Sprint Cars available 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!
THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway Pits each week from May 16th to September 5th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Track officials are proud to expand their involvement with business owner Gale Hill, who has supported Ohsweken Speedway and its race teams for many years. Call 519-445-2659 for more information on the title sponsor of Bomber racing at Ohsweken.
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 sixth consecutive season in 2013. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit the title sponsor of Thunder Stock racing at Ohsweken online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.
About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990, and by providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many hundreds of area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW’s support of Mini Stock racing at Ohsweken continues for a third consecutive season in 2013. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!
Ohsweken Speedway also thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 2013 season: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Fuels & Lubricants Heating & Cooling, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Klotz Canada Synthentic Lubricants, and Burger Barn.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 18th season of racing continues this Friday, August 23 when Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents “Brock Leonard Memorial Night” featuring KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation Night. This week’s event features the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars with a full program along with their postponed A-Feature from July 19, plus the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks “Brock Leonard Memorial 50″, the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while admission for seniors and students is $10, and kids age 12 and under are admitted FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00pm, with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 23! Visit the new official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.
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