OHSWEKEN, ONT – Ohsweken Speedway is eager to continue its 2017 season of Friday Night Excitement this week with Sponsor and Emergency Services Night at the speedway presented by Strickland’s GMC in Brantford. All Emergency Services personnel will be admitted to the racetrack for free with their professional identification.
Friday’s race also marks the annual sponsor night, where race teams are given passes to invite their sponsors to the racetrack free of charge for an evening of thrilling dirt track excitement. In addition, several race teams are joining the speedway’s promotion of bike giveaway to young fans. All kids who enter the main grandstand gate will receive a free draw ticket for bike night.
“All of the race teams are getting behind this great promotion,” said Ohsweken Speedway general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “It’s possible that we could give away 50 brand new bikes this week.”
Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for adults is just $14, $10 for seniors (65+), Youths (13-17), while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.
Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
After two straight races of domination, every driver in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Car standings is chasing Dylan Westbrook. The Scotland, Ont. driver has accumulated an 18-point advantage over championship hopeful Jim Huppunen, who has a win himself this season. Cory Turner, Mikey Kruchka and Ryan Turner remain championship contenders with spots in the top-five in the standings as all three drivers have been knocking on the door of their first wins of this season.
Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division continues to have a thrilling see-saw points battle. Jesse McDonald holds a 29-point gap over last week’s Feature winner, Holly Porter. Perrennial contender Mack DeMan is third in the standings just one point back of Porter. A tie for fourth between the Crate Sprint Car division’s all-time wins leader Ryan Hunsinger and Jerry Hill rounds out the top-five.
Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
The Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning show continued last week as the two drivers occupied the top two spots on the podium. The friendly adversaries have a target on their backs from the rest of the field as every driver that straps in looks to take the win away from them. Bailey has the current point lead and sits 49 notches above Dinning, who had problems early in the season. Jim Lampman is just 10 points back on Dinning in third while Dereck Lemyre and Ken Sargent round out the top-five.
HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
The tightest points battle takes place in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division. Mark Bazuin has a slim four point lead over Jon Janssens. Rookie driver Nick Masi has rocketed up the standings to third, but is just one point ahead of Brandon Crumbie. Fabio Olivieri and Tim DeBoer sit tied 382 points for fifth in the current standings.
Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers have engaged in some of the most thrilling racing of the season on the infield oval. The starter class has seen several drivers charge through the field to earn a victory or finish on the podium. So far, Lucas Smith has been the most consistent driver and will try to maintain his 25-point gap over Paul Longboat this week. Entering Friday’s race, Gillian Hils, Jerry Burnham and Dustin Longboat round out the top-five.
Tickets Available Now!
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.
About Strickland’s GMC: 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 returned as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a third consecutive season in 2016. 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 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.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: 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, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.