OHSWEKEN, ON – It’s already time for Mid-Season Championship Night at Ohsweken Speedway, as Wiseco Piston and Evers Financial present this week’s round of Friday Night Thunder. The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Pierced Parts Bombers will all be part of Friday Night Thunder this week, along with a visit by the Vintage Cars.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS: Yet another first-time Sprint Car winner visited the Engine Pro Racing Winner’s Circle last Friday when Grimsby’s Travis Cunningham took the checkered flag. Ohsweken’s own Glenn Styres continues to lead the championship standings, however, and has a 20 point lead over Fenwick driver Chris Steele heading into this week’s event. Tom Huppunen – another Fenwick driver – is third in the standings, just 2 points behind Steele, while Cunningham is now fourth, and Port Colborne’s Dave Dykstra rounds out the top five.
Thedford’s Shane Ross scored a runner-up finish last Friday, and leads the Rookie of the Year standings, with young Conor Mahoney of Waterdown next in line. Both drivers are within the top 17 in the overall championship standings heading into this week’s race.
LIGHTHOUSE TATTOOS THUNDER STOCKS: The Thunder Stock championship standings were shaken up last Friday night when Brad Herron and Mike Thorne were caught up in a crash on the opening lap of the feature. Cambridge driver Wyatt Van Wart benefited from their misfortune, and extended his points lead to 18 over Port Robinson’s Devin Habiuk. Waterford driver Herron is now third in the standings, followed by Wainfleet’s Jack Myers – a first-time feature winner last Friday – and Caledonia’s Lee Winger.
Brantford driver Jake Brown leads the way in the Rookie of the Year standings, and sits eighth overall in the championship standings, with Caistor Centre’s Ryan Turner second in the Rookie chase, and thirteenth overall.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS: Mike Evers recovered from a crash two weeks ago and drove through the field to a fifth place finish last Friday night, and kept his points lead in the process. Evers is now 13 points clear of Hamilton driver Jason Lungaro. Dundas driver Karl Sault is third, just 4 points behind Lungaro, followed by a fourth place tie between the Burlington-based team of Mark Czuba and Mike Taylor, and Ohsweken driver Steve Hess.
Jarvis driver Dale Gyokery leads the Rookie of the Year standings, with Sarah Rutherford of Dundas next in line in those standings. Both drivers are within the top 20 in the overall championship standings.
PIERCED PARTS BOMBERS: Max Chechalk scored his third win of the season last Friday in the Bomber feature, and now leads the standings by 18 points over the team of Jesse McDonald and Craig Dowd. Carlisle’s Davey Boughton is third, followed by Hagersville driver Dusty DeBoer, and Hamilton’s Jeremy May.
TICKETS PLEASE!: Advanced reserved seat tickets for “Tony Stewart at Ohsweken” July 30, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Six Nations Showdown” July 31, and the 8th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 14 and 15 at Ohsweken are on sale now! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and call 1-888-720-RACE to order yours today!
RIDE WITH THE PROS: Ohsweken Speedway has two custom-built two-seater Sprint Cars available each race night for rides. Please visit www.OhswekenTwoSeater.com to learn how you can take the ride of your life with one of the stars of the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division!
OUR SPONSORS: About Wiseco Piston: You demand performance and reliability on the race track – Wiseco Piston delivers! Meeting and exceeding your expectations is their goal. Whether you require stock or custom-built pistons, you can depend on the maximum strength and minimum variance of Wiseco’s aluminum-forged pistons. Forget the yellow flags raised by cast and hyper-eutectic pistons. With Wiseco, you are assured of stronger pistons with tighter tolerances than any other part in your engine. Using the world’s most advanced forging process, their pistons are pressed into shape with a 2,000 ton press, followed by an extensive heat-treat and finishing process.. Their customer service is second to none. For quality you can take to the track, Wiseco Piston offers race-winning results! For more information on Wiseco Piston, please visit www.Wiseco.com
About Evers Financial: Evers develops creative ways for their clients to grow and distribute equity among themselves and their heirs in a fair, tax-effective, and amicable manner. Evers Financial helps high net-worth individuals and corporations to see their “big picture”, and to put closure to unresolved questions. Evers Financial’s planning process is as unique as each family member – they analyze the specific details of each client’s wishes, then apply their many years of experience to develop and implement Practical Planning Solutions. Evers Financial clients often tell them that this process has provided them with a new sense of peace and satisfaction in their lives. Please visit www.Evers-Financial.com for more information.
About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a fifth consecutive season in 2012.
Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About Lighthouse Tattoos: The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Lighthouse Tattoos are there to assist you in choosing a tattoo from thousands of in-store designs, or they can create a custom tattoo using your own idea. Lighthouse Tattoos is a clean and sterile environment, and is health department inspected and approved. They provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere to make sure your tattoo experience is a memorable one. Visit the title sponsor of Thunder Stock racing at Ohsweken at 245 Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga, or online at www.LighthouseTattoos.com.
About HRW Automotive: HRW was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia, or on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com.
About Pierced Parts: Pierced Parts Body Jewellery retail stores are located in Brantford, Waterloo, and London. Pierced Parts offers wicked selections of body jewellery, crazy contacts, and hair dye for the alternative lifestyle. Visit the title sponsor of Bomber racing at Ohsweken on the web at www.PiercedParts.com.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN: Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder continues this Friday, July 13 when Wiseco Piston and Evers Financial present Mid-Season Championship Night, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Lighthouse Tattoos Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, Pierced Parts Bombers, and Vintage Cars.
Friday Night Thunder adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:45p.m. this Friday, July 6! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
By Tommy Goudge