By Tommy Goudge
Ohsweken, Ontario – August 26, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 29, when Metal Works presents the penultimate round of weekly Friday night racing in 2014 for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Glenn Styres is looking for his first track championship since weekly Sprint Car racing began at Ohsweken in 2008, but has to keep Mitch Brown and Jim Huppunen behind him in the 360 Sprint Car standings for 2 more weeks. Styres has a 40 point lead over Brown, while defending champ Jim Huppunen is 15 points further back. Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Keith Dempster, Dave Dykstra, Jamie Turner, Jeremy Hughes, and Rookie of the Year leader Cory Turner make up the remainder of the current top 10.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger is inching closer to clinching the inaugural championship for the Crate Sprint Car division, with a 51 point lead over Aaron Turkey heading into this Friday’s event. Jake Brown is 15 points behind Turkey, while August 22 feature winner Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, Tyler Hendricks, Mark Czuba, Brad Herron, Paul Lang, and Kyle Durnin hold spots in the top 10.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
The Thunder Stock standings were close before last Friday’s race, and got even tighter afterwards, with just 7 points now separating the top 3. Dave Silverthorn, Jr. has a 4 point advantage over Wyatt Van Wart, and 7 points over defending champ Lee Winger, while Chris Dickie is also in the hunt, 23 points out of the lead. Dave Bailey, August 22 feature winner Ryan Dinning, Rookie of the Year leader Chase Hess, Bryce Richardson, Karl Sault, and Jim Lampman make up the remainder of the top 10.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Mark Bazuin cut into Tyler Lafantaisie’s Mini Stock division points lead last Friday, but Lafantaisie still has a 48 point advantage over Bazuin heading into the last 2 weeks of the season. Bazuin is 2nd in the standings and leads the Rookie of the Year chase, while Team 66 (Brandon and Jon Janssens), Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Robin Elliott, Jason Lungaro, Lucas Lubin, Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater), Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), and Kathi Dickie hold top 10 spots.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Joe DeBoer took the feature win last Friday, but didn’t gain many points on Dusty DeBoer as Dusty finished 2nd in that race. Dusty leads the standings by 41 points over Joe, while Gillian Hils, Ashton Reekie, Clinton Nicholls, Gerald Burnham, Paul Longboat, Max Chechalk, Tim Nuell, and Team 1210 (Thomas Booker and Derek Dwyer) have spots in the top 10.
CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE – AUGUST 31, 2014
The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted ($50) entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is August 31, 2014. Entries can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, and more.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. 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 email@example.com
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.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
About Metal Works: Located just a few miles from Ohsweken in Caledonia, Ontario, Metal Works powder coats and finish metals for a wide range of applications, including Motorsports, Hot Rods, Show Cars and Motorcycles. They also provide metal finish for industrial and commercial uses, such as shelving and product displays. Powder coating looks like paint, but it’s tougher paint. It protects metal, and it’s durable and scratch resistant, plus it makes metal more attractive. Please visit www.MetalWorksPowderCoating.
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, August 29, when Metal Works presents the penultimate round of weekly Friday night racing in 2014 for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, 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. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm. Visit the 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 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.