The big 25-lap event for the Mini Stocks saw Wayde Thorne claim the $1,000 winner’s prize while Ryan Hillar scored $500 as the runner-up and Tyler Lafantasie earned $300 for a third-place finish. When the dust settled, it was Dylan Westbrook scoring a record-breaking 28th career win with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Nick Sheridan who claimed victory with the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars for the third time this season. Dave Bailey claimed the checkered flag in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature.
Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Matt Farnham and Shone Evans started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. When the checkered flag waved, it was 10th-starting Dylan Westbrook who claimed his record-setting 28th career 360 Sprint Car win at Ohsweken to take sole possession first on the track’s all-time win’s list. Scott Kreutter, who was the night’s Ackland Insurance Top Gun award winner after driving from seventh to first in his heat, finished second after starting third. Jim Huppunen drove from sixth to a third-place finish while Mack DeMan and Cory Turner completed the top-five. Farnham, Kreutter and Mitch Brown won their qualifying heat races to start the night.
Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars
Dereck Lemyre and Nick Sheridan paced the field to the green flag for the 20-lap Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars feature. Sheridan started outside the front row and jumped out to an early lead and then led all 20 laps as the rookie scored his third win of the season. DJ Christie raced from seventh to a second-place finish while Hannah Ferrell completed the podium. Lucas Smith and Jacob Dykstra completed the top-five finishers. Sheridan, Terry Baker, Lemyre and Dykstra won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Blaine Barrow won the B-Main.
Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Kacey Huffman and Chris Dickie brought the field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag, but it was Burger Barn Racing’s Mark Bazuin who led the opening lap. Bazuin paced the field through the first six laps until Ryan Dinning took over the point on lap seven. Current point leader Dave Bailey, who suffered a flat tire on the opening lap, was able to change the tire and make a charge back to the front. Bailey took the lead on lap 15 and paced the final six laps to score his sixth win of the season. Bazuin, Dinning and Ken Sargent scored victories in the qualifying heats earlier in the night.
HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Christopher French and Aidan Nigh were on the front row for the 25-lap and $1,000-to-win Gale’s Mini Stock Clash. Nigh led the opening two laps before seventh-starting Jason Tolton led lap three. Then on lap four, 12th-starting Wayde Thorne drove to the point and led the next 17 laps while 14th-starting Ryan Hillar challenged Thorne for the lead. Hillar took over the top spot on lap 22 while Thorne stayed close. On the final lap, Thorne was able to steal the lead back to claim the $1,000 win. Hillar settled for second while Tyler Lafantasie finished third after racing from 19th spot following his B-Main win. Dusty DeBoer and Tristan Da Silva rounded out the top-five.
Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, September 6 for Epic Racewear Championship night! Kids in attendance have the chance to receive an Ohsweken Speedway backpack filled with school supplies donated by various Ohsweken race teams. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
About Pinty’s Delicious Foods: The tradition of premium poultry products with the Pinty’s name attached goes back over 70 years to when Ed Pintwala first opened Pinty’s Poultry Limited in 1943. Now based in Burlington, Ontario, Pinty’s produces a full line of products available at many of your favourite retailers, and at Ohsweken Speedway’s Pit Stop concession stands! Call them at 1 800-263-7223, or visit www.Pintys.com for more information.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now!
The best 360 Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 for the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone at 519-717-0023.
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.
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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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: 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, Grisdale Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.