The dream of weekly Sprint Car racing in Southern Ontario become a reality under the guidance of the Pelkies. Car counts in all four of Ohsweken's Friday Night Thunder divisions grew steadily with the help of Ken and Cheryl during their time at the track, including a banner year in 2012 when over 100 entries were common each week.
"It's going to take ten of us to replace them," stated speedway co-owner Glenn Styres.
Schedules and other plans for the 2013 season are well underway, and an announcement regarding a new Ohsweken Speedway management team will be made in the coming days. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will return to Ohsweken in 2013, with the date of Tuesday, July 30 already confirmed. Tony Stewart has claimed the feature win in each of the last two World of Outlaws Sprint Car series events at Ohsweken, including his first career win with the series in 2011.
About Ohsweken Speedway: Ohsweken Speedway is a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday Night Thunder program runs from May to September, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and
Pierced Parts Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway has also been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.
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From Tommy Goudge / Ohsweken Speedway Media Relations