By TOMMY GOUDGE
OHSWEKEN, ONT – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car event scheduled for this Saturday night at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will now be called the Nitro 54 Crate Showdown and pay $1,000-to-win; Nitro 54 Variety will also present the Hard Charger Award in the 360 Sprint Car portion of Saturday’s event.
The Nitro 54 Crate Showdown will pay Saturday night’s Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car feature winner $1,000, second place $750, third place $500, and every A-Feature starter a minimum of $100. Nitro 54 will also present a $250 CAD Hard Charger Award to the driver who advances the most positions in Saturday’s 35 lap Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature for the 360 Sprint Cars.
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals event is known for drivers charging from deep in the field; Davie Franek claimed last year’s Hard Charger Award by driving from 26th on the grid to finish 11th, while Chuck Hebing drove from 24th to fourth in 2016. Bryan Howland scored an unforgettable win from 20th in 2015, Jessica Zemken won from row seven in 2014, and Wayne Johnson drove from 24th to second in 2011, but perhaps the most memorable CSCN charge came in 2012; Randy Hannagan started last in both the Little Feature and A-Feature in 2012, passing a combined 47 cars in 50 laps to finish 15th overall.
Many other cash prizes are also be available, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.
14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/
TICKETS AND CAMPING
Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
PAST CSCN WINNERS
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA