Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ohsweken Speedway: Lone Wolf Pit Stop presents Friday Night Thunder this week

By Tommy Goudge (June 4, 2009) – After Mother Nature decided to give Ohsweken Speedway the night off last week, Friday Night Thunder kicks back into high gear this week as Lone Wolf Pit Stop presents the action.  The Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars will be back in action, while the ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers will also join in on the fun!

After two rounds of Corr/Pak Sprint Car action, Tom Huppunen leads the points standings on the strength of a win and a runner-up finish in the first two weeks.  Huppunen and Dain Naida dueled for the win in round two, with Naida coming out the victor at the end of the hard-fought twenty lap feature.  Meanwhile Ryan Hunsinger, Glenn Styres, Kevin Job, and Brad Malloy have had strong starts to their seasons and round out the top five in points.

The ESSO Thunder Stocks get back to action on Friday night, after a scintillating feature two weeks ago.  With the checkered flag in sight, Jamie Cox was able to power his way to victory around week one winner Shayne Pierce.  Pierce did hold onto the runner-up spot and holds the points lead by seventeen markers over Jeremy Bean, who has had a strong start to his ’09 season.  Glen Leinen, Lee Winger, and Cox round out the current top five in the championship standings heading into this Friday’s event.

The ESSO Mini Stocks competitors are all chasing young Mitchell Brown these days.  The third-generation driver from Brantford has won both of the first two rounds of the Mini Stocks season, but with success comes increased difficulty, as the frequent front-runners will start deeper in the pack with each passing week.  Abel Castelein and Kevin Hilborn have both looked strong early on this season, and will be looking to stop Mitch’s streak on Friday night.  Those two drivers are currently second and third in points, while Mike Evers and Chase Hess round out the top five.

In Bomber action, a new winner visited victory lane in the last event as Jesse McDonald dominated the feature.  It is opening night winner Karl Sault who leads the points, however, followed by Dale Cooke, Kacey Huffman, McDonald, and Brad Hill.

Advanced reserved seat tickets for the World of Outlaws Late Models June 18 featuring guest star Ken Schrader, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars July 28 and 29, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 18 and 19 are on sale now. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway and call 1-888-720-RACE to order yours today!

Ohsweken Speedway's Friday Night Thunder returns this Friday, June 5 when Lone Wolf Pit Stop presents the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers. Friday Night Thunder at Ohsweken offers an affordable, fast-paced, and exciting evening of family entertainment just a short drive away from most Mid-Western Ontario locations. Adult general admission is just $10, while Seniors and Students are $8, and Kids age 12 and under are FREE! Please visit for more information. Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:45p.m. this Friday, June 5!

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