Ohsweken’s popular live video stream will be online in its usual places beginning at 7:30pm before live coverage of the action switches to MavTV Canada at 9:00pm EST. All four Ohsweken weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.
Admission is $30 per car load (up to six people) or regular $14 adult admission for less than a car load. Race time for McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford Emergency Services 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
Dylan Westbrook’s three-race win streak in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division came to an end last week at the hands of a mechanical failure and allowed Cory Turner to drive to his first win of the season. Mack DeMan was the runner-up finisher and on the strength of his fourth-straight podium finish, the Mississauga, Ont. native has claimed the points lead. Turner’s win was his third top-five of the season and puts him second in the standings, just 13 markers back of DeMan. In third is Fenwick’s Jim Huppunen who has four straight top-fives to start the season, just a single point back of Turner. Westbrook now sits fourth in the standings, 19 points back of the lead and rounding out the top-five is Alden, NY native Scott Kreutter who has three top-five finishes so far this year.
Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars
Although he doesn’t have a win yet this year, Fonthill’s Steven Beckett is the only driver in the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Car division to record four top-10 finishes to start the year as part of an impressive start to the season for the No.08 team. His lead is slim, however, at just two points over Beamsville pilot Paul Klager who continues to have a strong sophomore Sprint Car season. Liam Martin is third in the standings. The Binbrook teenager has a victory and second-place finish to his credit and is just six points off the division lead. Nine points back of the lead in fourth is Lucas Smith of Brantford. Rounding out the top-five is Port Colborne’s Jacob Dykstra who is 18 points off the lead with a pair of top-fives to his name this year.
Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Surprise, surprise. Defending Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock champion Dave Bailey is at the top of the standings after four weeks of action. The Hagersville driver only has one win, but has been nothing but consistent with four straight top-fives to start the year, the only driver in the division to accomplish the feat. He leads May 31 winner Trevor DeBoer by 32 points. Ken Sargent sits third with a 39-point deficit to overcome. Caistor Centre’s Jim Lampman currently occupies the fourth spot, just two points back of Sargent, but holds a 10-point gap over fifth-place Ryan Dinning.
HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Leading the HRW Automotive Mini Stock standings after four weeks is Tim DeBoer. He is one of only two drivers to record a top-10 in each start so far this year. Kyle Wert is in close pursuit though, sitting just five points back of the point lead on the strength of two Feature wins. While Waterdown’s Tristan Da Silva hasn’t yet recorded a top-five, he is the only driver other than DeBoer to finish all four races in the top-10. That’s placed him third in the standings just 24 points back of the lead. Just three points back of Da Silva in fourth is Nick Masi while Dusty DeBoer is 34 points back of the lead in fifth with three top-fives under his belt this season.
About McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris: McDonald’s restaurants have served the world some of its favourite food since 1955. McDonald’s is more than just your local restaurant. They’re hardworking small businessmen and women, students working part-time, seniors getting the most out of life, and volunteers lending time to make a difference in the communities they live and work in. McDonald’s locations in Brantford include 73 King George Road, 27 Stanley Street, 300 King George Road, and 299 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, while they’re also in Paris at 307 Grand River Street North. Grab a bite to eat on the way to the races, or visit the drive-thru on your way home. Visit www.McDonalds.ca for more information.
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.
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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.