RICHMOND, ON (June 7, 2020)- It would be difficult to discuss weekly short track auto racing history in National Capital Region without including the name ‘Makinson’.
Sunday, 07 June 2020 10:40 Published in Driver and Team Releases
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 6, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway officials announced Wednesday that the 2020 season has been temporarily put on hold.
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 09:37 Published in Press Releases
PICTON, ON (March 23, 2020)- Throughout the years, a variety of different racing machines – including a dirt track Pro Late Model, DIRTcar Sportsman-Modified and Small Block Mod – have travelled to the track inside Adam Turner’s hauler.
Monday, 23 March 2020 13:53 Published in Driver and Team Releases
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 20, 2020) – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Ohsweken Speedway officials have decided to move the Rules Discussions scheduled for Sunday, March 22 to GForceTV.net and the Ohsweken Speedway Facebook page.
Friday, 20 March 2020 09:15 Published in Press Releases
THOROLD, ONTARIO (March 18, 2020) ...The Stevens family passion for stock car racing at Merrittville Speedway continues with a third-generation, following the appointment of Melissa Stevens as Race Director.
Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:49 Published in Press Releases
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 12, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway officials and drivers are gearing up for the highly anticipated Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo at Toronto’s International Centre on March 13-15.
Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:31 Published in Press Releases
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 11, 2020) – Action Sprint Tour officials are excited to reveal the schedule for the series’ third season of competition. The 2020 season will see the tour visit four Ontario tracks over the course of four months to complete a 10-race schedule.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:26 Published in Press Releases
TILLSONBURG, ON (March 11, 2020)- It always seems to sneak up after enjoying winter sports that the race season is coming up. The schedule was posted before Christmas, with almost all events are Tuesday nights.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:17 Published in Press Releases
KINGSTON, ON (March 11, 2020)- From the very early stages of his life, Tim Hegarty has been involved in racing. His grandfather Lawrence Craven was the original owner of Kingston Speedway and by the time the track ceased operation in 1976, the 55-year-old Limestone City resident’s entire family was working behind the scenes at the Friday night fixture on McAdoo’s Lane.
In recent years, Hegarty – who has worked as a licensed broker with Shaw Insurance in Kingston for nearly 25 years – has been racing vintage modified dirt stock cars. In 2019, he ran on the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour with a 2004 Bicknell chassis carrying a 1975 Vega body, built by Paul Pekkonen. The car carries #40, in tribute to Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame driver Ovide Doiron. The local racing enthusiast says enjoys the fact that the DMNT group runs many of the sport’s storied racing venues.
“We’re lucky to visit some amazing facilities during the season; including a date at Granby in Quebec this year,” Tim Hegarty said. “Of all the tracks the series runs, my favourite would have to be Can Am Speedway. I’ve spent a lot of time there as a fan and getting the chance to race its wide, smooth layout is very exciting. I hear Tyler Bartlett and his team will be shortening the track for 2020, so we’ll have to see what its like when we’re back there in September.”
A life-long regional racing cheerleader, Tim Hegarty has contributed over 1000 photos from his personal collection to the Eastern Ontario Stock Car Racing Facebook group and along with the late Craig Revelle created the Speedway Nostalgia web-site. In 2007, Hegarty worked with his brother Chris and their friend Rob Clark – a former Kingston Speedway racer – to put together the idea for a track reunion. Staged in conjunction with the Odessa Car Show and Flea Market, they were expecting maybe 500 attendees but saw about 2000 people – including hall of fame drivers and owners – come through the turnstiles during the weekend.
“There is a special bond that exists between the drivers, race teams and the fans. Its almost like a sponsorship,” according to Hegarty, who has scored more than a handful of main event wins in his driving career and earned the 2017 and 2018 Nostalgia Division championship in his authentic 1939 vintage coupe. “I have some good runs and made a lot of friends during my time in the sport, which is pretty good for someone who had never turned a racing lap before the 2011 season.”
For the 2020 season, Tim Hegarty’s program will once again be supported by Shaw Insurance, CSN Collision Centre – Kingston, Greenshield Pest Control, Nautical Canvas and Get Smart Storage. The racer says all of his sponsors are operated by small, independent business owners who contribute greatly to the Kingston community.
“My biggest thanks go out to my 19-year-old son Ryan,” said Hegarty. “He travels to all the races with me and is a master at getting the car prepared. Above that, he’s always the first to step-up and help a fellow racer in a time of need. I’ll likely be putting him in the car a little more often in the years to come.”
Family, fans and friends can follow Tim Hegarty’s #40 Vega on the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour throughout the upcoming season.
Prepared by Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:11 Published in Driver and Team Releases
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 10, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway is excited to reveal an action-packed 2020 schedule full of major specialty events and Friday Night Excitement showdowns during the track’s 25th anniversary season.
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 12:50 Published in Press Releases