Ohsweken, Ontario – August 7, 2013 – Ohsweken Speedway’s championship chases enter their stretch drive as the 18th season of racing continues this Friday, August 9 when the Rochester Knighthawks present “Art Hill Memorial Night”.
This week’s event features the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks in the annual “Art Hill Memorial 42”, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus the rescheduled Thunder Stock B-Main and Feature from July 19.
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING SPRINT CARS
The Sprint Car standings have tightened up at the top lately, as Jim Huppunen had problems late in the Northern Summer Nationals and did not finish. Huppunen still leads heading into this Friday’s Ohsweken Shootout qualifier, but Mitch Brown has closed to within just 19 points, while Jamie Collard is just 4 points behind Brown. Shane Ross and Todd Hoddick hold the 4th and 5th positions respectively, with just over a month left in the season.
AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS
The race for the Thunder Stock championship continues to be extremely competitive, with a new points leader seemingly taking over every week. Jim Lampman is now atop the list, but his lead is just 8 points over Cory Turner, and 14 over defending champ Mike Thorne. Bryce Richardson and Lee Winger round out the top 5, and are just 24 and 40 points behind Lampman, respectively.
Extra points are up for grabs this Friday, as the Thunder Stocks will run the B-Main and Feature which were rained out on July 19, along with this week’s regularly scheduled program.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS “ART HILL MEMORIAL 42”
The annual “Art Hill Memorial 42” is the biggest event of the season for the Mini Stock racers, with a feature race more than twice the distance of their regular races. The race honours Art Hill, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while competing in his #42 machine in a race at Ohsweken in 1999.
Karl Sault won the 2012 Art Hill Memorial, but has moved to Thunder Stocks this season, leaving the door open for a new $1,000 winner. Mini Stock rookie Davey Boughton leads the Mini Stock standings heading into Friday’s race, with Jason Lungaro his nearest challenger, followed by Alex Schuts, Laura Hughes, and Robin Elliott.
GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
The Bomber division title continues to be closely contested, as Jesse McDonald has a slim 5 point lead over Tim DeBoer. Dusty DeBoer is 3rd, followed by Max Chechalk, and Brady Longboat.
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 9th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and check out our new system for online ticket sales, or purchase your tickets at the track on race nights with your Visa, Mastercard, or Debit card!
RIDE WITH THE PROS
Ohsweken Speedway has two custom-built two-seater Sprint Cars available 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!
THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway Pits each week from May 16th to September 5th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
About the Rochester Knighthawks: A charter member of the National Lacrosse League, the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse club is owned by Curt Styres. The Knighthawks claimed their second consecutive NLL World Championship on May 11, their fourth title in team history. The season begins in January 2014, and season tickets are on sale now! More information on the Rochester Knighthawks can be found at www.RochesterKnighthawks.net.
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 sixth consecutive season in 2013.
Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.
About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit the title sponsor of Thunder Stock racing at Ohsweken online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.
About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990, and by providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many hundreds of area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW’s support of Mini Stock racing at Ohsweken continues for a third consecutive season in 2013. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!
About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Track officials are proud to expand their involvement with business owner Gale Hill, who has supported Ohsweken Speedway and its race teams for many years. Call 519-445-2659 for more information on the title sponsor of Bomber racing at Ohsweken.
Ohsweken Speedway also thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 2013 season: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Fuels & Lubricants Heating & Cooling, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Klotz Canada Synthentic Lubricants, and Burger Barn.
THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN
Ohsweken Speedway’s 18th season of racing continues this Friday, August 9 when the Rochester Knighthawks present “Art Hill Memorial Night”, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprints, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks in the annual “Art Hill Memorial 42”, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus the rescheduled Thunder Stock B-Main and Feature from July 19.
Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while admission for seniors and students is $10, and kids age 12 and under are admitted FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00pm, with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 9! Visit the new official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!
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 Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.
Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway.
From: Tommy Goudge/ Ohsweken Speedway Media Relations