Ohsweken Releases 2017 Schedule

By TOMMY GOUDGE

OHSWEKEN, ONT – The initial version of the 2017 racing schedule for Ohsweken Speedway is officially released! Racers will hit the track for the first time in 2017 with a Test & Tune Night scheduled for Friday, May 12, while the on-track season concludes with Flat Track Canada motorcycle racing and the final round of the club’s Canadian Championship Race Series on Saturday, September 23.

While the initial release of the schedule includes plenty of fun and variety, fans and competitors can expect several exciting announcements in the weeks to come. “The race dates are finalized, but we are still booking divisions and possible special guests for several events, plus adding a lot of sponsors and special extras to the schedule,” noted Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey.

The 2017 schedule features 23 racing events, beginning with the 22nd annual Ohsweken Speedway Opening Night on Friday, May 19. All weekly racing events at the speedway will begin at 7:30p.m. again in 2017. Regular Friday Night Excitement events will include 20 lap A-Features for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, 15 lap A-Features for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and 12 lap A-Features for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Several marquee events highlight the schedule, including the World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Northern Summer Nationals, and the return of the Triple Crown Showdown.




The “Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 25 when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will contest the 11th annual Six Nations Showdown, joined by a DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Championship Trail event, and HRW Automotive Mini Stock Twin 15’s.

The 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars during the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, plus the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. The Saturday, September 16 portion of the weekend will feature the $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 360 Sprint Car event, plus the 2nd annual “602 Challenge” for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division.

The Triple Crown Showdown returns to Ohsweken on Thursday, August 24, with Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, Go Nuclear! Late Models, and Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars all on the card. Chad Brachmann was a popular first-time Super DIRTcar Series winner in the tour’s only previous Ohsweken appearance in 2015.

The Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 24 will feature Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and the Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, plus the return of the UMP Modifieds.

Ohsweken’s weekly Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car competitors will take on some of the best teams in the northeast in three challenge events this season, with the Patriot Sprint Tour visiting on June 9, the Southern Ontario Sprints on June 30, and the Empire Super Sprints on August 4.

Along with the Brock Leonard Memorial 50, two more special memorial events also highlight the schedule, including the 3rd annual Frankie Turkey Memorial Night on July 7, and the 18th annual Art Hill Memorial 42 for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks on August 11.

The third annual Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held at the track on Friday, June 16 with all 5 weekly divisions on the card. Nominations for 2017 Wall of Fame inductees are being accepted until February 28. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

“Christmas in July” on July 21, and Canadian National Autism Foundation “KidsRace” Night on August 18 will both include Autograph Night activities. Other special nights on the 2017 schedule include; another CNAF “KidsRace” Night on June 16, Minor Sports Team Night June 23, Hot Rod Cruise Night June 30, Media Appreciation Night July 7, Sponsor Night and Emergency Services Night both on July 14, Fan Appreciation Night August 25, Monster Mash September 8, and a to-be-announced special event on September 22. Details regarding Monster Mash night, Fan Appreciation, and September 22 will be announced in the days to come – stay tuned!

Following the conclusion of the 4-wheeled racing season at Ohsweken, Flat Track Canada is again renting the track for the final round of their Canadian Championship Race Series on Saturday, September 23. Visit www.FlatTrackCanada.com for more information.

The final event of the 2017 season will be the Night of Champions awards celebration, which is set for Friday, November 17 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes are already on sale – Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information. Renewals for Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Triple Crown Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals ticket holders have been extended to Tuesday, February 14. Remaining tickets for all of those events will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 15.

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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎
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Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

2017 Ohsweken Speedway Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Friday, May 12
TEST & TUNE NIGHT
–All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2017

Friday, May 19
22ND ANNUAL OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY OPENING NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, May 26
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 2
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 9
OHSWEKEN VS. PST
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars vs. Patriot Sprint Tour 25
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 16
WALL OF FAME NIGHT & CNAF “KIDSRACE” NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 23
MINOR SPORTS TEAM NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 30
OHSWEKEN VS. SOS
HOT ROD CRUISE NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars vs. Southern Ontario Sprints 25
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 7
FRANKIE TURKEY MEMORIAL NIGHT &
MEDIA APPRECIATION NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 14
EMERGENCY SERVICES NIGHT &
SPONSOR NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 21
CHRISTMAS IN JULY & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Monday, July 24
NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS &
BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-UMP Modifieds 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 50

Tuesday, July 25
11TH ANNUAL “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN”
-World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 30
-DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Championship Trail 30
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Twin 15’s

Friday, July 28
NO RACING

Friday, August 4
OHSWEKEN VS. ESS NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 11
ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 42
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 18
CNAF “KIDSRACE” & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Thursday, August 24
TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN
-Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series 75
-Go Nuclear! Late Model Series 25
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20

Friday, August 25
FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT
-To Be Announced

Friday, September 1
SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
-Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, September 8
MONSTER MASH
-To Be Announced

Thursday, September 14
CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS TEST & TUNE NIGHT

Friday, September 15
NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS
-360 Sprint Cars Twin 15′s
-360 Sprint Cars Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge 13
-360 Sprint Cars Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout 12
-Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20
-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Saturday, September 16
13TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
-$12,000-to-win 360 Sprint Cars 35
-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars “602 Challenge” 20

Friday, September 22
-To Be Announced

Saturday, September 23
FLAT TRACK CANADA PRESENTS
CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SERIES FINAL ROUND
-Flat Track Motorcycles TBA

Friday, November 17
NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS AWARDS CELEBRATION
-Carmen’s Banquet Centre – Hamilton ON