Ohsweken, Ontario –  Fresh off their third consecutive National Lacrosse League championship, the Rochester Knighthawks present this Friday’s weekly racing event at Ohsweken Speedway. 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 are all part of the action this Friday, June 6.

Ohsweken Speedway regular Jamie Collard and Pennsylvania driver Duane Mausteller suffered serious injuries in a crash at the Empire Super Sprints tour event at Selinsgrove Speedway on May 17. A group of fans and friends have organized several fundraising activites at Ohsweken continuing this Friday to help Jamie and Duane during their recoveries. A total of $2960 was collected when the drivers went into the grandstands to pass their helmets last Friday night. Everyone from Ohsweken Speedway and the fundraising group wish to thank our great fans for their generosity!

Jamie Collard & Duane Mausteller Driver Recovery Raffle tickets will again be available at both the front grandstand gate and pit gate this Friday, June 6, as well as from Hill’s Racing Team members. Thanks to many generous donations, raffle prizes include a big screen TV, Toronto Blue Jays tickets, World of Outlaws Sprint Car series tickets, Canadian Sprint Car Nationals tickets, King’s Royal tickets at Eldora Speedway with campsite, golf vouchers, Two-Seater Sprint Car rides, hotel stays, gift cards, and much more! The raffle draw date is set for this Friday, June 6. You do not need to be present to win. Please contact Amanda Rockery by e-mail at [email protected] for more information.

Glenn Styres and Chris Steele have won the first two 360 Sprint Car features of the season at Ohsweken, but Mikey Kruchka is the current championship points leader on the strength of runner-up finishes in both races. Styres currently holds the second spot in the standings, followed by Mitch Brown, defending champ Jim Huppunen, 2008 champ Keith Dempster, Steele, Shane Ross, Jamie Turner, 2010 champ Dave Dykstra, and Todd Hoddick. Cory Turner holds the 12th spot in the championship standings, and leads the Rookie of the Year standings.

Opening night feature winner Ryan Hunsinger leads the Crate Sprint Car standings, with Jake Brown, Brad Herron, Robbie General, and Tyler Hendricks holding spots in the top 5. Kyle Durnin served notice that he will be a threat to win this season, as he crossed the finish line first last Friday before his car was found to be slightly underweight. Runner-up Aaron Turkey was awarded the win as a result, and was also running in the top 5 when he a mechanical failure forced him drop out of the opening night race.

An opening night win coupled with a runner-up finish to James Thompson last Friday has Wyatt Van Wart at the top of the Thunder Stock championship points standings. Defending champ Lee Winger is second, followed by Jim Lampman, Dave Bailey, Rookie of the Year standings leader Chase Hess, Chris Dickie, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Steve Hess, Billy Bleich, Jr., and Jesse McDonald.

A runner-up finish on opening night and a feature win by inches last Friday over Lee Hils have Tyler Lafantaisie atop the Mini Stock championship points standings. Team 66 (Jon Janssens and Brandon Janssens) is currently second in the standings, followed by Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 79 (Steve Miller and Dan Miller), Rookie of the Year standings leader Mark Bazuin, Kathi Dickie, Jonathan Ayrton, Dave Goodacre, Tim DeBoer, and a 10th place tie between Jason Lungaro and Lucas Lubin.

A third place on opening night and a feature win last Friday have Gillian Hils leading the Bomber standings, followed by defending champ Dusty DeBoer, who has been the runner-up in both races this season. Opening night winner Joe DeBoer is third, followed by Ashton Reekie, and Team 1210 (Derek Dwyer and Thomas Booker).

Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Advance tickets for regular Friday night events at Ohsweken are also available – Beat the line on race night! 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 protected]

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.

-Ohsweken Speedway Press Release. Photo Credit: Ohsweken Speedway

Rochester Knighthawks Night This Friday at Ohsweken