OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 16, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are disappointed to announce the cancellation of the track’s 24th season opener presented by APC Stores scheduled for Friday, May 17 due to excessively wet and poor ground conditions.
“We had the sunny and dry weather we needed Wednesday afternoon but unfortunately the rain that came in during the evening made things even worse,” said speedway general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “The push-off track is literally a pond and the grounds are even more wet.”
The 24th season opener will now be Ackland Insurance night on Friday, May 24. The previously scheduled events will not be made up. The UMP Modifieds will are scheduled to make their return to Ohsweken on Monday, July 22 at the Northern Summer Nationals for the Canadian/UMP Modified challenge.
“All of the pit and parking areas are soaked,” said speedway owner Glenn Styres. It’s really unfortunate because we were really looking forward to having Ken Schrader back at Ohsweken. The track is ready but the rest of the property needs some consecutive dry days.”
Ohsweken Speedway now plans to have cars on track for the first time this season during the rescheduled Test and Tune session on Wednesday, May 22. The practice session is open to all cars competing at Ohsweken in 2019 to test on the lightning-fast 3/8-mile clay oval, including the track’s four weekly divisions, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.
The pit gate will open at 5:00pm for competitors at a cost of $25 per driver and $10 per crew member. Cars are scheduled to begin on track session at 6:00pm. Practice will alternate divisions until 9:30pm. For a full schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now
Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.
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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Phone: (519) 717-0023
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, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.