The Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series fueled by Pinty’s will crown a champion this weekend in the Fall Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway.
An action-packed weekend is on tap at Brockville, as AST finishes the season at “The Bullring” for a second consecutive year. Nick Sheridan and Jesse Costa claimed Fall Nationals wins at Brockville in 2020, while 27 drivers were set to compete in the first AST points event at Brockville in August before Mother Nature intervened. This weekend’s event also features special events for 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Vintage Cars, and a rare afternoon event on Saturday.
Drivers and teams from Brockville’s new 1000 Islands RV Crate Sprint Car division are looking forward to defending home turf. All-time Southern Ontario Sprints feature win leader “The Joyceville Jet” Rick Wilson and former SOS champion “The General” Lee Ladouceur are now racing in the Crate division. Modified standout Matt Billings has won twice at Brockville in Ryan Hunsinger’s #52 Crate Sprint this season and claimed the 2021 track championship, while Ryan Poole is the most recent Brockville winner.
Jacob Dykstra heads into the weekend as the AST points leader, and has won 10 out of the 13 AST events held thus far in 2021. Dykstra also won at Brockville earlier this season against the 1000 Islands RV Crate Sprint Car division regulars, while Allan Downey, Nick Sheridan, and Darren Dryden have also claimed AST wins this season. The all-time Action Sprint Tour win list does not feature any drivers from Eastern Ontario or Quebec…yet.
Drivers will race for some extra cash this weekend at Brockville; a total of 20 travel bonuses of $100 each will be awarded over the two days thanks to 1000 Islands RV Centre and Corr/Pak Merchandising, while Splash Well Drilling will award $50 halfway bonuses each night.
Jacob Dykstra leads the AST standings entering the final weekend of 2021, but his advantage shrank considerably after the most recent event at Humberstone Speedway; a crash coupled with a win by Allan Downey cut Dykstra’s lead to 32 points heading into Brockville. Nick Sheridan is currently third, 36 points behind Downey, with fourth place Eric Gledhill just 15 points behind Sheridan. Brett Stratford, Lucas Smith, Rob Neely, Darren Dryden, Dereck Lemyre, and Dale Curran make up the remainder of the current top ten.
Fall Nationals weekend at Brockville Ontario Speedway, featuring the Action Sprint Tour, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Vintage Cars
Friday, October 15 – Racing starts @ 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 16 – Racing starts @ 2:30 p.m.
(Rain date – Sunday, October 17)
Brockville Ontario Speedway
Temperance Lake Rd (Elizabethtown)
Brockville ON K6V 5T4
ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.
Report from Tommy Goudge