By Tommy Goudge
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 12, while racing will commence Friday, September 13 with the “Night Before the Nationals” presented by Burger Barn, and the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday, September 14.
This year’s “Night Before the Nationals” includes Twin 15 lap features for the Sprint Cars, plus the TJSlideways.com Ohsweken Shootout, Dave McLeod Memorial “Mr. Sprint Car Challenge” 1 on 1 match races, and the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division with a 20 lap feature. Each Twin 15 winner will be guaranteed starting spot in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature. The TJSlideways.com Ohsweken Shootout features drivers who have qualified from the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken in 2013, the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature from August 9, plus the top drivers from Sprints on Dirt and the National Racing Alliance.
The 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials, 6 heat races, 3 B-Main races, a Dash race for the heat race winners to determine the top 6 starting positions in the A-Feature, the 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 14.
Official affiliate sanctions for the 2013 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals include Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division, along with the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) tour, the Michigan-based Sprints On Dirt (SOD) series, the Ohio-based National Racing Alliance (NRA), and the New York-based Empire Super Sprints (ESS) series, and Patriot Sprint Tour (PST).
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 71 entries for the 8 previous editions, with a total of 204 different drivers taking part from 14 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, and New Zealand.
Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Steve Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012.
51 drivers have already filed entries for the 2013 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including former winners Wayne Johnson, Shane Stewart, and Steve Poirier. First-time entrants include Australian champ Brooke Tatnell, and American Sprint Car Series National Tour driver Brad Loyet from Missouri.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14.
“Night Before the Nationals” presented by Burger Barn general admission tickets for Adults are just $12, while general admission for seniors and students is $10, and kids age 12 and under are admitted FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00pm, with hot laps scheduled for 6:50pm, and the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, September 13!
Reserved seat tickets are available in the top 6 rows of all sections in the main grandstands for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday, September 14, along with all of sections F and G. Saturday reserved seat tickets for Adults, Students, and Seniors are $41.50, while Saturday reserved seat tickets for Kids age 12 and under are $6.50. General admission tickets for Saturday are $25 for Adults, Students, and Seniors, while general admission tickets for Kids age 12 and under on Saturday are just $5! Spectator gates open @ 3:00pm, with Time Trials scheduled for 6:05pm, and the first heat race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Saturday, September 14!
Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and check out our new system for online ticket sales, call 1-855-448-3478, or purchase your tickets at the track on race nights with your Visa, Mastercard, or Debit card!
STAY WITH US!
Plenty of unserviced camping space is once again available at the speedway all weekend for a nominal one-time fee of twenty dollars. The pit area washrooms and concession stand will also be open twenty-four hours a day during the Nationals, and the concession will feature breakfast and lunch menus.
TIRES & FUEL
The Brown Auto Service trailer will be at Ohsweken for all 3 days of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend to supply Sprint Car teams with tires, fuel, and parts. Call them at 519-752-9531.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
About Burger Barn: Burger Barn opened in July 2011 at 3000 Fourth Line, just a few miles from Ohsweken Speedway. The restaurant is owned by Jason Hill and his wife Celestey, and has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.
About Arrow Express: Arrow Express proudly presents the Six Nations Showdown and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken. Contact them by phone at (519) 445-1688, or visit their website at www.arrowexpresssports.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 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!
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.
Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/
Ohsweken Speedway 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, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.
2013 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS –
51 REGISTERED ENTRIES AS OF 9/10/2013
Number Name (Residence) Affiliate Sanction – Car Owner
0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON) PST – Glenn Styres
05 Brad Loyet (Sunset Hills, MO) Other – Loyet Motorsports
07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI) SOS – Miles Hill
1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY) Other – Jessica Zemken
2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI) SOD – Phil Mott
3g Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK) Other – Joe Gaerte Racing
3r Shane Ross (Thedford, ON) Corr/Pak – Shane Ross
4 Eric Smith (Lakeview, MI) SOD – Eric Smith
5 Keith Dempster (Alton, ON) Corr/Pak – Glenn Styres
5b Justin Barger (Montrose, NY) PST – Justin Barger
5c Conor Mahoney (Hamilton, ON) Corr/Pak – Rob Mahoney
7x Jamie Collard (Burford, ON) Corr/Pak – Miles Hill
8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC) ESS/PST – Alain Bergeron
9nz Havard Daniels (Whitchurch, ON) Corr/Pak – Havard Daniels
10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON) Corr/Pak – Doug Brown
10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, NY) ESS – Jeff Cook
10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington, ON) Corr/Pak – Jeremy Hughes
11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, ON) Corr/Pak – Jamie Turner
14h Jim Huppunen (Welland, ON) Corr/Pak – Jim Huppunen
15 Mike Ferrell (London, ON) SOS – Mike Ferrell
17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH) NRA – Joe Horstman
17j Lance Yonge (Penn Yan, NY) ESS – Lance Yonge
19 Brooke Tatnell (Forest Lake, MN) – Mike Woodring Racing
21j John Burbridge, Sr. (Simcoe, ON) Corr/Pak – John Burbridge, Sr.
22h Randy Hannagan (Pittsboro, IN) Other – Yoakam Racing
23 Joe Geibe (Sturgis, MI) SOD – Joe Geibe
27h Tom Huppunen (Welland, ON) Corr/Pak – Ray Ballantyne
28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC) ESS – Steve Poirier
30g Steve Goldner (Aylmer, ON) Corr/Pak – Bob & Barry Goldner
31 John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams, ON) Corr/Pak – John Burbridge, Jr.
35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, PA) PST – Tim Zimbardi
43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne, ON) Corr/Pak – Scott Sherk
45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, NY) ESS – Ron Wilkins
49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY) Corr/Pak – Todd Hoddick
49d Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH) SOD/NRA – Shawn Dancer
51 Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY) ESS – John Howland
52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas, ON) Corr/Pak – Jesse Costa
52x Scott Kreutter (Alden, NY) PST – Trey Hoddick
55 Patrick Vigneault (Trois-Rivières, QC) ESS – Five Five Motorsports
67 Chris Durand (Lethbridge, AB) SOS – Bill Durand
67c Steve Collins (Belfast, NY) Other – Steve Collins
67x Gord Bennett (Cambridge, ON) Other – Full Throttle Marketing/Promotions
70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN) SOD – Jim Lingar
71 Travis Cunningham (Grimsby, ON) Corr/Pak – Eric McNevan
77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA) Other – Wayne Johnson
80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines, ON) Corr/Pak – Chris Steele
81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY) Corr/Pak – Derek Jonathan
84 Tyler Rand (Picton, ON) SOS – Terry Rand
87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY) PST – Jason Barney
94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie, ON) Corr/Pak – Stan Zanchin
98 Joe Trenca (Clay, NY) ESS – Mucci Motorsports
2013 TJSlideways.com Ohsweken Shootout Qualifiers
Number Name – Affiliate Sanction
0 Glenn Styres – PST
07x Dain Naida – SOS
2m Dustin Daggett – SOD
7x Jamie Collard – Corr/Pak
11 Chris Jones – SOS
14h Jim Huppunen – Corr/Pak
b20 Butch Schroeder – NRA
28fm Steve Poirier – ESS
51 Bryan Howland – ESS
87 Jason Barney – PST
PAST CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS FEATURE WINNERS
2005 – Kenny Jacobs
2006 – Steve Poirier
2007 – Steve Poirier
2008 – Wayne Johnson
2009 – Shane Stewart
2010 – Shane Stewart
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
2012 – Steve Poirier
PAST “OHSWEKEN SHOOTOUT” WINNERS
2005 – Nick Mulheim
2006 – Dustin Daggett
2007 – Rick Wilson
2008 – Steve Poirier
2009 – Steve Poirier
2010 – Jessica Zemken
2011 – Jamie Collard
2012 – Chuck Hebing
PAST “DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL MR. SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE” WINNERS
2007 – J.R. Stewart
2008 – Steve Poirier
2009 – Steve Poirier
2010 – Jessica Zemken
2011 – Wayne Johnson
2012 – Randy Hannagan
PAST “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS” FEATURE WINNERS
2005 – Adam West
2006 – Kyle Patrick & Justin Barger
2007 – Rained Out
2008 – Jason Barney & Dustin Daggett
2009 – Brian McDonald & Shane Stewart
2010 – Glenn Styres & Dustin Daggett
2011 – Shane Stewart & Dustin Daggett
2012 – Rained Out