By Tommy Goudge
Ohsweken, Ontario – July 4, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce that the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28 have taken on added importance. Ohsweken Speedway, Grand River Power Sports, 21st Century Signs, Brant News, and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation have partnered to make the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals a “Race For the Cure” event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation.
Several special events are planned for the July 28 race night at Ohsweken Speedway, including a special presentation during intermission which will include the participation of drivers, fans, and track officials. The annual Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals event includes the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and the only appearance of the season at the track for the DIRTcar 358 “Small Block” Modifieds.
Drivers and will be collecting pledges in advance of the event, and the top three drivers who have raised the most pledges will be awarded with prizes. Specially designed “Race For The Cure” key chains are also available for $5, with all proceeds to going to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation.
Donations can also be made in advance, or at the track on July 28. Those wishing to donate in advance can contact Ohsweken Speedway Marketing & Promotions Manager Robin Cook by phone at 519 770-7606, by e-mail at robin@ohswekenspeedway, or mail donations to Ohsweken Speedway, 2011 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken Ontario, N0E 1M0, ATTN: Robin Cook. Anyone donating $20 or more will have the option of receiving a tax receipt.
About Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation: Part of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, JCC is focused on raising funds to support capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and technology, and investments in research and education. The Foundation is a registered charitable organization whose mission is to support patient care, research and education to enable quality care for patients throughout the region who rely on the specialized cancer and orthopedic care offered at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Their goal is Health Care, Transformed. Visit www.jhccfoundation.ca for more information.
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 360 Sprint Cars, Crate 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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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.