Ohsweken, ON – (June 18, 2014) – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, June 20, when Corr/Pak Merchandising presents “Corr/Pak vs. PST” Night featuring the Patriot Sprint Tour versus Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus TUSA Canada West Mod Lites, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR VERSUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
This Friday features the first of three challenge events between regional Sprint Car tours and the drivers of Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, with challenge races also scheduled with the Southern Ontario Sprints, and Empire Super Sprints later this season.
The New York-based Patriot Sprint Tour travels to Canada this weekend, with stops at Ohsweken on Friday, and Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday. The opening round of the PST Canada series was rained out at Merrittville Speedway in April, so this Friday’s event will serve as the first of the tour’s Canadian stops in 2014. New York driver Jason Barney charged through the field from 17th to 1st in last year’s PST vs. Corr/Pak event at Ohsweken. Barney will be a favourite to win again this year among the list traveling drivers expected on Friday, which also includes Pennsylvania’s Jared Zimbardi, Eastern Ontario drivers Lee Ladouceur and Chris Jones, New Yorkers Scott Kreutter, Steve Collins, and Derek Jonathan, Ohio’s Paige Polyak, and Quebec drivers Alain Bergeron and Michael Parent.
Glenn Styres has won two of the four Corr/Pak division events held so far at Ohsweken in 2014, and leads the championship points standings over Mitch Brown, Jim Huppunen, May 30 feature winner Chris Steele, Kyle Patrick, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, and Justin Martin. They are just a few of the regulars of the Corr/Pak division ready to defend their home turf this Friday against the invaders from the Patriot Sprint Tour, along with June 6 feature winner Jessica Zemken, and Rookie of the Year standings leader Cory Turner.
One driver who will be noticeably absent from the lineup this Friday is Mikey Kruchka, who has announced that he is stepping away from the driver’s seat of his 360 Sprint Car effective immediately. Kruchka is second in the Corr/Pak division standings, and has two runner-up finishes at Ohsweken this season.
TUSA CANADA WEST MOD LITES
This Friday’s race marks the first of 8 events on the TUSA Canada West Mod Lite series schedule for 2014, and their first of two visits to Ohsweken this year. It is also the first race in a tripleheader weekend for the tour, which will move to Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, and Humberstone Speedway on Sunday.
Beamsville’s Paul Klager and New York driver Derek Wagner are past Mod Lite feature winners at Ohsweken who are planning to race on Friday. Other drivers expected include New Yorker Jim Bogett, Ohio’s Jeff Teeters, and Eastern Ontario driver Jesse Hudson, plus Merrittville Speedway regulars such as Jeff May, Dylan Davidson, Rob Misener, Josh Sliter, Ray Sliter, Jr., Evan Leonard, and Marty deMoel.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Opening night feature winner Ryan Hunsinger went back to Mobil 1 Victory Lane last Friday, and retook the lead in the Crate Sprint Car championship points standings as a result. His status for this Friday is up in the air though, as “The Gunslinger” suffered burns due to a broken water line during a Can-Am Midget Series event at Peterborough Speedway on Saturday. June 6 feature winner Jake Brown is second in the standings, followed by Brad Herron, Tyler Hendricks, and May 30 feature winner Aaron Turkey.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
June 6 feature winner Lee Winger is still at the top of the Thunder Stock standings, but his lead shrunk to just 8 points over Wyatt Van Wart, who was awarded the June 13 feature win. Van Wart is second the standings, followed by Billy Bleich, Jr., Rookie of the Year standings leader Chase Hess, Bryce Richardson, Jim Lampman, Steve Hess, Karl Sault, Ryan Dinning, and Dave Silverthorn, Jr.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Alex Schuts broke Tyler Lafantaisie’s winning streak last Friday, but Lafantaisie finished in the runner-up spot and continues to lead the Mini Stock standings. Team 66 (Jon Janssens and Brandon Janssens) is currently second in the standings, followed by Rookie of the Year standings leader Mark Bazuin, Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Jason Lungaro, Team 79 (Steve Miller and Dan Miller), Lucas Lubin, Jonathan Ayrton, Dave Goodacre, and Tim DeBoer.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Max Chechalk became the fourth different winner in four weeks of Bomber competition this season with his victory last Friday, but June 6 feature winner Dusty DeBoer continues to lead the points standings. Opening night feature winner Joe Deboer is second, followed by May 30 winner Gillian Hils, Ashton Reekie, Paul Longboat, Clinton Nicholls, Max Chechalk, Gerald Burnham, Dustin Longboat, and Dalton King.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Advance tickets for regular Friday night events at Ohsweken are also available – Beat the line on race night! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN
Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak’s support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. 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. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken’s Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.
About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. 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. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.
About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many 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. 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 Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: Gale’s Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. 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. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, June 20, when Corr/Pak Merchandising presents “Corr/Pak vs. PST” Night featuring the Patriot Sprint Tour versus Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus TUSA Canada West Mod Lites, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 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. Adult general admission for this special event is $15, while seniors and students are $12, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, June 20! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
*PLEASE NOTE: Two For One vouchers and Free Pass vouchers cannot be redeemed at any of Ohsweken Speedway’s special events, including the event scheduled for this Friday, June 20.