by Tommy Goudge (June 16, 2010) – The fourth round of Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Thunder hits the track this Friday, June 18. This week’s event is Kids Night and Autograph Night presented by Awesome Racewear and Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini Stocks, and Bombers, plus SOLTRA Lawnmowers.
To celebrate Kids Night at the Speedway, the first one hundred kids (age twelve and under) through the gates on Friday with a paid adult will receive an Ohsweken Speedway aluminum water bottle. ALL kids at the track on Friday will receive an Ohsweken Speedway autograph card to use for collecting autographs in the on track session at intermission, plus a ticket for a draw for a boys bicycle and a girls bicycle!
One lucky Ohsweken Speedway Junior Fan Club member will have their picture taken on track with the winners of the ESSO Mini Stock, ESSO Thunder Stock, and Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car heat races, and receive a special trophy, plus they'll be invited back out on the track during the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature winner celebration to have their photo taken in Engine Pro Racing Victory Lane!
Dave Dykstra continued his strong start to the season in the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division last Friday by dominating the feature. The Port Colborne driver also won on opening night, and finished second on May 28. Kyle Moffit of South Dayton, NY trails Dykstra by twenty-seven points heading into this Friday’s event, while fellow New Yorker Jared Zimbardi sits third, followed by Alton’s Keith Dempster and Glenn Styres of Ohsweken.
Caledonia’s Lee Winger won the ESSO Thunder Stocks feature on Friday night, driving through the field twice to claim his first win of the season. Billy Bleich of Port Robinson retained the points lead however, after coming home second on Friday. Caledonia driver Ryan Dinning is second in the standings just nine markers back, followed by Winger, Hagersville’s Dave Bailey, and Cambridge driver Jamie Cox.
Craig Erskine of Brantford took his #48 ESSO Mini Stock to Engine Pro Racing Victory Lane on Friday night for the first time in over five years. Erskine held off brother-in-law Trevor Goulding for the win, but it’s Goulding who continues to lead the points standings. The Welland driver holds a seventeen point advantage over Brantford’s Kevin Hilborn, while Erskine sits third, followed by Mike Evers of Caledonia, and Waterford’s Mark Thorne.
Karl Sault got another Bomber division win on Friday after moving up from his fifth row starting spot. The Dundas driver extended his points lead to thirty-five markers over Hamilton’s John Cote. Kacey Huffman of Hamilton is in third, followed by Burlington’s Jeremy Hughes, and Dave Patton of Rockton.
The racers of the Southern Ontario Lawn Tractor Racing Association will be on hand this Friday night as well. One event has been held for the tour so far this year, which was claimed by 2009 champion Ron Clark. More information about SOLTRA is available at www.SOLTRA.ca.
Advanced reserved seat tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars July 30 and 31 at Ohsweken, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 16, 17, and 18 at Ohsweken are on sale now! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and call 1-888-720-RACE to order yours today!
Ohsweken Speedway's Friday Night Thunder returns this Friday, June 18 when Awesome Racewear and Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel present Kids Night and Autograph Night, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars, ESSO Thunder Stocks, ESSO Mini-Stocks, and Bombers, plus SOLTRA Lawnmowers!
Awesome Racewear is a world-wide manufacturer of high quality American-made safety apparel, located in Conway, South Carolina. Awesome Racewear builds only the Best in the industry in Driving Suits and Sublimated Crew Shirts. For more information please visit www.AwesomeRacewear.com.
Located on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel is one of the city’s most popular courtyard-style hotels. The Cade-family owned facility is located just minutes from many of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions. For more information, please visit www.CairnCroft.com.
Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response have 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 or steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway!
Friday Night Thunder at Ohsweken offers affordable exciting family entertainment just a short drive away from most Mid-Western Ontario locations. Friday Night Thunder Adult General Admission is $10, while Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids age twelve and under are FREE! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.
Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:45p.m. this Friday, June 18th!