Ohsweken, Ontario – July 3, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 4, when O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH present “SOS vs. Corr/Pak” Night featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints tour versus Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS TOUR VERSUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
This Friday features the second of three challenge events this season between traveling Sprint Car series and the regulars of the weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division. The Southern Ontario Sprints tour drivers are the foes for Corr/Pak drivers defending home turf this time, although many drivers do compete with both groups, and will be earning valuable points in both championship chases.
Glenn Styres and Mitch Brown are first and second in both the SOS and Corr/Pak standings, but the gap between them differs. Styres’ lead in the SOS standings is just 7 points, while he enjoys a 33 point lead over Brown and defending champ Jim Huppunen in the Corr/Pak standings. Chris Jones, Justin Martin, Jamie Turner, Keith Dempster, Cory Turner, Warren Mahoney, Shawn Sliter, and Brad Lodge make up the rest of the current SOS top ten, while Kyle Patrick, Chris Steele, Dave Dykstra, Todd Hoddick, Shane Ross, Justin Martin, and Keith Dempster occupy the remainder of the Corr/Pak top ten.
Glenn Styres has three feature wins in Corr/Pak competition this season, while Mitch Brown has won two SOS features. Chris Steele is the only driver to win in both SOS and Corr/Pak events so far in 2014. Cory Turner is the current Rookie of the Year leader over Shawn Sliter in both sets of standings.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger is still atop the Crate Sprint Car standings, but Aaron Turkey and Jake Brown are hot on his heels, just 14 and 15 points behind, respectively. Mike Thorne and Josh Shantz make up the remainder of the current top 5.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
Wyatt Van Wart didn’t go to Mobil 1 Victory Lane last Friday, but increased his lead in the Thunder Stock standings anyway. He’s being chased by Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Billy Bleich, Jr., Dave Bailey, Lee Winger, Steve Hess, Chris Dickie, Bryce Richardson, Jim Lampman, and Rookie of the Year standings leader Chase Hess.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Mini Stock points leader Tyler Lafantaisie’s worst Ohsweken finish of the season was last Friday. The bad news for his competition is that finish was in 4th place. Lafantaisie is being chased by Team 66 (Jon and Brandon Janssens), Rookie of the Year standings leader Mark Bazuin, Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Lucas Lubin, Dave Goodacre, Jonathan Ayrton, Tim DeBoer, and Robin Elliott.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Joe DeBoer went back to Mobil 1 Victory Lane last Friday, and cut Dusty DeBoer’s points lead to just 2 markers as a result. Gillian Hils is currently third in the standings, followed by Ashton Reekie, and Paul Longboat.
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 AT OHSWEKEN
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.
About O’Neil’s Farm Equipment: O’Neil’s takes pride in being a family-owned business, which has served their community for over 90 years – since 1918. A lot of things have changed over the years, but the principles of their dealership have stayed the same. They believe in serving their customers with honesty and integrity. Their roots were founded in the agriculture business, selling and servicing IH, Case IH, and Case equipment. As their dealership has grown, they have expanded by taking on quality lawn and garden products, and offering a hardware store. Visit the O’Neil’s Farm Equipment website at www.ONeils.ca or visit the O’Neil’s Lawn & Garden store at 2461 Hwy 56 in Binbrook, just 20 miles from Ohsweken Speedway.
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak’s support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken’s Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. 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 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 Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.
About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!
About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: Gale’s Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 4, when O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH present “SOS vs. Corr/Pak” Night featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints tour versus Ohsweken’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, June 13! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
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.
Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.