By CLAYTON JOHNS
OHSWEKEN, ONT – On the heels of last week’s MavTV Canada debut on All North Racing powered by Pinty’s, Ohsweken Speedway will return to action for Friday Night Excitement presented by the Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club on June 7. All four Ohsweken weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks while the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks battle in the second home track race for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series.
Race time for Rochester Knighthawks night is 7:30pm. The pit gates open at 5:00pm before the main grandstand opens at 6:00pm. For the full schedule of Ohsweken Speedway events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Two weeks, two wins for Dylan Westbrook. The Scotland, Ont. driver of the Hill’s Racing No.47x is perfect so far this season in Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car competition after stealing a win from Scott Kreutter late in last Friday’s event. Through two races, sophomore pilot Mack DeMan of Mississauga, Ont. is second in the championship standings, 14 points back of Westbrook after recording a pair of third-place finishes to start the year. With a pair of fourth-place tallies, Fenwick, Ont, drive Jim Huppunen is currently third in the standings, just four markers back of DeMan. Cory Turner sits fourth in the standings with a pair of top-10 finishes to his credit, including a top-five on opening night. Rounding out the top-five in the standings is Brantford driver Mitch Brown who has also notched a pair of top-10s to start the year.
Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
It may have only been two races, but Binbrook’s Liam Martin has been the class of the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car field. The teenager leads the points standings after rattling off an opening night win before driving from 18th to finish second in week two. Beamsville’s Paul Klager currently sits second in the standings with a top-five to his credit and sits 18 points back of Martin. DJ Christie of Beachville currently occupies third, four points back of Klager. Currently fourth is Fonthill’s Steven Beckett, who is just six points back of second. Lucas Smith is fifth in the standings on the strength of a pair of top-10 finishes to start the 2019 campaign.
Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
A pair of Hagersville natives sit at the top of the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock standings after winning the first two races. Defending champion Dave Bailey leads following an opening night win and a second-place result last Friday. Trevor DeBoer scored the win and now has a victory to go with his opening night top-10. He sits tied for second with Jerseyville’s Logan Shwedyk who has a pair of top-fives this season. Guelph, Ont. driver Chris Hale and Harley, Ont. pilot Rob Hoskins are tied for fourth, 22 points back of Bailey for the championship lead.
HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will run their second home track race for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series. Sean Iftody leads the championship standings after an opening night win and a third-place finish last week to open a 17-point lead over Nick Masi. So far, Masi has a fifth- and sixth-place finishes to his credit, with an incredible run from 32nd to fifth last Friday night. Tim DeBoer and Waterdown’s Tristan Da Silva are tied for third, just four points back of Masi for second. Rounding out the top-five is Jonathan Ayrton who has a top-five and a top-10 so far rounds out the top-five, just two points back of the two drivers tied for third.
About the Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club: A charter member of the National Lacrosse League, the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse club is owned by Arrow Express Sports. For more information on the Rochester Knighthawks, visit www.Knighthawks.com.
About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s
Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.
Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now
Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.
Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.
Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 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 and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Phone: (519) 717-0023
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Nitro 54 Variety, Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.