“Our priority is the safety of the residents of Six Nations, our fans, and competitors,” said Ohsweken Speedway Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We are committed to getting back on track, but we will only do so when the proper authorities are satisfied we can do it safely. We are confident that we can put proper procedures in place to get us back on the track as soon as the pandemic situation will allow.”
Ohsweken Speedway had a blockbuster schedule released for its 25th anniversary in 2020 including the debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series among other spectacular events, but the gates to the speedway remained closed all year with the arrival of COVID-19.
“We are releasing an equally exciting schedule for our second attempt at the 25th anniversary season,” said Geoffrey. “We will continue coordinating with the emergency control group to see when it can be implemented.”
Speedway management plans to make announcements on the first day of each month to update the return to racing status. While race teams and race fans anxiously await their opportunity to return to their Friday night home the most anxious of all is track owner Glenn Styres.
Styres never stopped making improvements at the speedway, with various construction projects ongoing over the last year. He is eager to show them off and welcome both racers and fans.
“The pandemic has been hard on so many people within both the Six Nations community and our racing community,” said Styres. “We remain passionate and focused on delivering an exciting product. We will continue to work with Six Nations Emergency Control Group to put safety first as we attempt to get back to racing in 2021.”
The Ohsweken Insider is a free newsletter. to keep fans and racers informed on updates and schedules. Visit http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/ohsweken-speedway-insider/ to register for updates. Details regarding further 2021 season updates or potential schedule changes will be announced as soon as information becomes available. All information will be made available at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on all of our social media pages, including Facebook and Twitter.
Ohsweken Speedway officials are asking all of our drivers, crew members, officials and fans to stay home and do your part to help stop the spread so we can all get back to racing as soon as possible.
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 annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.