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- RYAN TURNER CLAIMS 18TH RUNNING OF THE CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS; BOWMAN COMPLETES AST SWEEP
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 17, 2022) - Ryan Turner claimed $10,000 and the second Canadian Sprint Car Nationals win of his career on Saturday night at Ohsweken Speedway, while Mike Bowman was the victor in the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty's Crate Sprint Car event. A total of 74 drivers competed in the 18th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express, including 36 360 Sprint Cars and 38 Crate Sprint Cars. Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 360 Sprint Cars Mikey Kruchka and Jordan Poirier earned front row starting spots for the 35 lap CSCN A-Main, both looking for their first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals win. Poirier took command early, looking to follow in his uncle Steve's footsteps. Paulie Colagiovanni took the second spot from Kruchka on lap two and went after Poirier. The leaders were already beginning to close in on traffic on lap five, but got a reprieve when Nick Sheridan brought out the yellow flag with a broken rear end. The double-file restart gave Colagiovanni a shot at the lead, but Poirier took command again while Ryan Turner moved into third past Kruchka. Colagiovanni was close behind Poirier and looking to pounce, but the race was slowed again on lap eight when Lynton Jeffrey and Chuck Hebing made contact on the frontstretch; Jeffrey's car suffered significant front end damage and put the Australian driver out of the race. D.J. Christie also stopped on the track with left front suspension damage which eventually ended his race. Poirier, Colagiovanni, and Turner restarted in the top three, while Liam Martin, Kruchka, and Kyle Phillips made up the other half of the top six. Martin powered around the outside on the restart, but got pinched between Colagiovanni and the backstretch wall; the contact was enough to break Martin's rear end and bring out another yellow flag. Poirier held serve on the next restart with Colagiovanni close behind, while Phillips and Turner diced for third. Row 12 starter Jason Barney moved into the top five, while Friday night winner Jordan Thomas also moved past Kruchka. The next yellow flag came out with 11 laps complete when Todd Hoddick stopped on the track with a mechanical issue. Colagiovanni took the lead away from Poirier on the restart, while Poirier fell into the clutches of Ryan Turner. A slide job on lap 18 briefly got Turner past Poirier and in a position to challenge Colagiovanni just as they started to encounter traffic. Poirier's counter was cut short when Barney caught the frontstretch wall and flipped violently. Barney was shaken up, but able to walk away from his badly-damaged car. Going back to the last completed lap put Poirier back into second, and he subsequently inherited the lead when a fuel leak during the stoppage forced Colagiovanni to the pit area and ended his bid for a second CSCN victory. The race restarted just short of the halfway mark with Poirier leading, followed by Ryan Turner, Phillips, Kruchka, and Thomas. Poirier held the lead again, while Kruchka drove around the outside of Phillips to take third. Turner went after Poirier and took the lead as the two were lapping Dale Gosselin in turn two with 11 laps remaining, and Kruchka then took second from Poirier on the next lap. Another yellow flag appeared on lap 30 when Ryan Coniam spun in turn four. The single-file restart with five laps left saw Turner, Kruchka, Poirier, Phillips, and Hebing in the top five. Turner doggedly stuck to the low side of the track while Kruchka searched for a way past on the outside. Kruchka made a bold move on lap 34 diving low between Turner and the inside wall in turn one, but Kruchka slid high and Turner drove back around him. Poirier got a shot at Kruchka while Turner drove under the white flag, but Phillips stopped high in turn four to bring out the yellow flag and force a one lap dash to the finish. Turner had a good restart and drove to the win with Kruchka settling for the runner-up spot. Hebing slipped past Poirier on the last lap to claim the final podium spot, while Mitch Brown rounded out the top five. Josh Hansen, Cory Turner, Jordan Thomas, Glenn Styres, and Baily Heard rounded out the top ten. The unique circumstances of 2022 allowed Turner to claim two Canadian Sprint Car Nationals wins in one season, a feat that is unlikely to ever be possible again. He also did it with two different cars and two different teams following his move to the No. 15 in August. "I think we've just been gaining speed and winning this race shows just how much we've really been gaining," Turner exclaimed. "Our crew killed it all night; they were thrashing right before we went out, changing tires, changing rims. They worked their butts off." Kruchka wasn't unhappy with second and the $5,000 payday, but wished the race had stayed green. Still, it was a good finish for the veteran driver who has had his share of CSCN heartbreak in the past. "It's frustrating because we only get typically one shot at this a year, and then to come so close…" lamented Kruchka. "I'm sure I had a better car running around the top; I just I knew it was going to be a long race and I packed it full of fuel but I was scared to pack it too much because sometimes you get a stumble at the start. I didn't need that last caution…with the momentum I think we would have been alright, but (on the restart) I got a couple bumbles and I was just praying to hang on to second." Chuck Hebing added to his illustrious Canadian Sprint Car Nationals resume with his sixth top-five CSCN finish and third podium. "We survived…a couple of the guys had trouble up front," Hebing observed. "We were better on cold tires than we were on hot tires; you know we haven't been up here in so long and we will make some changes for next time, but it was good to be back." ________________________ Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty's Crate Sprint Cars Lucas Smith and Austin Roes drew front row starting spots for the 25 lap Crate Sprint Car A-Main. A $5,000 prize awaited the winner, as Mike Bowman chose the brand new crate engine as his prize for winning the Canadian Crate Nationals the previous night. Jacob Dykstra took the lead and was looking to regain some of the advantage he lost in the AST points standings following his disqualification on Friday night. The only major incident of the race occurred when John Cadman clipped the frontstretch wall and flipped hard. The veteran of pavement racing emerged uninjured and vowed to return for more fun on the dirt. AST championship contender Mathieu Bardier brought out a yellow flag just past the halfway mark, briefly heading to the pit area before salvaging a 16th place finish. Bowman had fallen back early in the race but charged forward after the yellow flag, using traffic to catch and pass Smith, Steve Murdock, and Dykstra to take the win and sweep the weekend. Dykstra settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Murdock, Smith, and Darren Dryden, another AST championship hopeful. Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken Speedway will officially wrap-up its 2022 season in November with the annual Night of Champions Award Celebration. The 2022 division champions and top points finishers in all four weekly Friday Night Excitement divisions will receive their awards and cash from the championship points fund. Stay tuned to www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information in the coming weeks. ________________________ Ohsweken Speedway Statistical Report Saturday, September 17 2022 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada 18th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety & Arrow Express Total Entries: 74 ________________________ Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 360 Sprint Cars (36 Entries - Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series w/Empire Super Sprints, Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Patriot Sprint Tour, & Southern Ontario Sprints) A-Main [Started] 35 laps - NT 1. 15-Ryan Turner; 2. 01K-Mikey Kruchka; 3. 45H-Chuck Hebing; 4. 28-Jordan Poirier; 5. 10-Mitch Brown; 6. 88H-Josh Hansen; 7. 13-Cory Turner; 8. 79-Jordan Thomas; 9. 0-Glenn Styres; 10. 70-Baily Heard; 11. 84-Tyler Rand; 12. 1-Holly Porter; 13. 87X-Shone Evans; 14. 14H-Jim Huppunen; 15. 7NY-Matt Farnham; 16. 1 10-Jake Brown; 17. 21K-Kyle Phillips; 18. 81-Derek Jonathan; 19. 46-Kevin Pauls; 20. (DNF) 46C-Ryan Coniam; 21. (DNF) 3G-Dale Gosselin; 22. (DNF) 90-Travis Cunningham; 23. (DNF) 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni; 24. (DNF) 87-Jason Barney; 25. (DNF) 94-Todd Hoddick; 26. (DNF) 5-DJ Christie; 27. (DNF) 9-Liam Martin; 28. (DNF) 0J-Lynton Jeffrey; 29. (DNF) 11-Jamie Turner; 30. (DNF) 45-Nick Sheridan A-Main Lap Leaders - Jordan Poirier 1-11, 18-24; Paulie Colagiovanni 12-17; Ryan Turner 25-35 Hard Charger - Tyler Rand +19 Awards: -A-Main Winner Bonus: Ryan Turner (Free Fire Suit - EPIC Racewear) -Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car: Matt Farnham ($350 - Corr/Pak Merchandising) -Travis Rutz Long Tow: Ryan Coniam ($250 - Niagara Golf Lounge at Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel) -Fastest Qualifier: Todd Hoddick ($300 - Qwick Wick) -Fastest Canadian Qualifier: Mitch Brown ($300 - Ohsweken Speedway) -Rookie of the Nationals: Baily Heard ($250 - Slack Lumber) -Hard Charger: Tyler Rand ($300 - Nitro 54 Variety) -Larry Gartly Memorial Last Chance Hard Charger: Tyler Rand ($200 - Doddey Creek Agri Services) -George Huppunen Memorial Hard Luck: Nick Sheridan ($400 - Huppunen Brothers) Qualifications Flight 1 1. 94 Todd Hoddick - North Tonawanda, New York - 13.814; 2. 10 Mitch Brown - Brantford - 13.904; 3. 0J Lynton Jeffrey - Prairie City, Iowa - 13.919; 4. 45 Nick Sheridan - Mount Brydges - 14.129; 5. 13 Cory Turner - 14.140; 6. 87X Shone Evans - Scotland - 14.261; 7. 10C Paulie Colagiovanni - Cicero, New York - 14.265; 8. 46C Ryan Coniam - Denver, Colorado - 14.285; / 9. 90 Travis Cunningham - Grimsby - 14.329; 10. 1 Holly Porter - Dorchester - 14.388; 11. 11J Chris Jones - Picton - 14.453; 12. 14H Jim Huppunen - Welland - 14.471; 13. 0 Glenn Styres - Ohsweken - 14.485; 14. 81 Derek Jonathan - Lewiston, New York - 14.550; 15. 3G Dale Gosselin - Saint-Pie, Quebec - 14.606; 16. 21 John Burbridge Jr - St. Williams - 14.640; 17. 0C Cole MacDonald - Waterdown - 15.322; 18. 28 Jordan Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec - NT Qualifications Flight 2 1. 45H Chuck Hebing - Ontario, New York - 14.051; 2. 01K Mikey Kruchka - Hamilton - 14.069; 3. 15R Ryan Turner - Dunnville - 14.099; 4. 88H Josh Hansen - Beamsville - 14.189; 5. 9 Liam Martin - Binbrook - 14.195; 6. 79 Jordan Thomas - Harding, Pennsylvania - 14.269; 7. 70 Baily Heard - Niagara Falls - 14.341; 8. 5 D.J. Christie - Beachville - 14.388; / 9. 110 Jake Brown - Brantford - 14.445; 10. 87 Jason Barney - Brewerton, New York - 14.560; 11. 11 Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre - 14.705; 12. 21K Kyle Phillips - Grand Island, New York - 14.718; 13. 7NY Matt Farnham - Tonawanda, New York - 14.719; 14. 13KG Keith Granholm - Syracuse, New York - 14.751; 15. 70MM Dave McKnight - Brampton - 14.899; 16. 84 Tyler Rand - Picton - 14.973; 17. 46 Kevin Pauls - St. Catharines - 15.249; 18. 94X Scott Hall - Wilsonville - NT Heat Race 1 [Started] 10 laps - NT 1. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni; 2. 0J-Lynton Jeffrey; 3. 13-Cory Turner; 4. 0-Glenn Styres; 5. 90-Travis Cunningham; 6. 94-Todd Hoddick; / 7. 3G-Dale Gosselin; 8. (DNF) 11J-Chris Jones; 9. (DNS) 0C-Cole MacDonald Heat Race 2 [Started] 10 laps - NT 1. 87X-Shone Evans; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan; 3. 10-Mitch Brown; 4. 28-Jordan Poirier; 5. 81-Derek Jonathan; 6. 14H-Jim Huppunen; / 7. 1-Holly Porter; 8. 46C-Ryan Coniam; 9. 21-John Burbridge Jr Heat Race 3 [Started] 10 laps - 2:29.221 1. 9-Liam Martin; 2. 15-Ryan Turner; 3. 45H-Chuck Hebing; 4. 11-Jamie Turner; 5. 70-Baily Heard; 6. 1 10-Jake Brown; / 7. 7NY-Matt Farnham; 8. 46-Kevin Pauls; 9. 70M&M-Dave McKnight Jr Heat Race 4 [Started] 10 laps - 2:29.720 1. 01K-Mikey Kruchka; 2. 79-Jordan Thomas; 3. 21K-Kyle Phillips; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen; 5. 5-DJ Christie; 6. 87-Jason Barney; / 7. 13K-Keith Granholm; 8. 84-Tyler Rand; 9. (DNS) 94X-Scott Hall Pole Dash [Started] 5 laps - 1:12.293 1. 01K-Mikey Kruchka; 2. 28-Jordan Poirier; 3. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni; 4. 15-Ryan Turner; 5. 9-Liam Martin; 6. 0J-Lynton Jeffrey; 7. 87X-Shone Evans; 8. 21K-Kyle Phillips B-Main [Started] 12 laps - NT 1. 3G-Dale Gosselin; 2. 7NY-Matt Farnham; 3. 1-Holly Porter; 4. 46C-Ryan Coniam; 5. 46-Kevin Pauls; 6. 84-Tyler Rand; / 7. 21-John Burbridge Jr; 8. 70M&M-Dave McKnight Jr; 9. 13K-Keith Granholm; 10. (DNS) 11J-Chris Jones; 11. (DNS) 0C-Cole MacDonald; 12. (DNS) 94X-Scott Hall ________________________ Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty's Crate Sprint Car Series (38 Entries) A-Main [Started] 25 laps - NT 1. 71-Mike Bowman; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra; 3. 2M-Steve Murdock; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith; 5. 12DD-Darren Dryden; 6. BS39-Brett Stratford; 7. 52-Jesse Costa; 8. 31-Dale Curran; 9. 51L-Lee Ladouceur; 10. 19D-Allan Downey; 11. 7-Eric Gledhill; 12. 52B-Matt Billings; 13. 74-Rob Neely; 14. 3S-Austin Roes; 15. 4B-Darrell Pelletier; 16. 19-Mathieu Bardier; 17. 39-Jonah Mutton; 18. 77E-Ashton VanEvery; 19. 94-Ryan Fraser; 20. 51-Trevor Young; 21. 9C-Brian Nanticoke; 22. 26-John Verney; 23. 20-Johnny Miller; 24. (DNF) 2C-John Cadman Hard Charger - Lee Ladouceur +13 Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps - NT 1. 51-Trevor Young - Ancaster ; 2. 4B-Darrell Pelletier - Port Perry ; 3. BS39-Brett Stratford - Wainfleet ; 4. 9C-Brian Nanticoke - Ohsweken ; 5. 19D-Allan Downey - Hamilton ; / 6. 94-Ryan Fraser - Tillsonburg ; 7. 74-Rob Neely - Rockwood ; 8. 08-Steven Beckett - Fenwick ; 9. 2-Travis Hofstetter - Stratford ; 10. 26X-Terry Baker - Ancaster  Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps - NT 1. 71-Mike Bowman - St. Catharines ; 2. 19-Mathieu Bardier - Pierreville, Quebec ; 3. 3S-Austin Roes - Mossley ; 4. 26-John Verney - Salmon Arm, British Columbia ; 5. 52B-Matt Billings - Brockvile ; / 6. 77T-Tyeller Powless - Ohsweken ; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle - Kitchener ; 8. 29W-Tyler Ward - Beachville ; 9. 5C-Conor Mahoney - Waterdown ; 10. 16X-Keegan Baker - Ancaster  Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps - 2:02.835 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra - Port Colborne ; 2. 52-Jesse Costa - St. Thomas ; 3. 7-Eric Gledhill - Thamesford ; 4. 31-Dale Curran - Bowmanville ; 5. 2C-John Cadman - Smithville ; / 6. 51L-Lee Ladouceur - Alexandria ; 7. 14-Larry Gledhill - Thamesford ; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery - Ohsweken ; 9. 97-Sheldon Bender - Ethel  Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps - NT 1. 12DD-Darren Dryden - Freelton ; 2. 49L-Lucas Smith - Brantford ; 3. 2M-Steve Murdock - Georgetown ; 4. 20-Johnny Miller - Six Nations ; 5. 39-Jonah Mutton - Brighton ; / 6. 85C-Cam MacKinnon - Ridgeway ; 7. MK8-Matt Hill - Ohsweken ; 8. 88-Lance Erskine - Brantford ; 9. (DNF) 69K-Ken Hamilton - St. George  B-Main [Started] 12 laps - NT 1. 94-Ryan Fraser; 2. 51L-Lee Ladouceur; 3. 74-Rob Neely; 4. 77E-Ashton VanEvery; / 5. 26X-Terry Baker; 6. 08-Steven Beckett; 7. 85C-Cam MacKinnon; 8. 97-Sheldon Bender; 9. 14-Larry Gledhill; 10. 2-Travis Hofstetter; 11. 16X-Keegan Baker; 12. 77T-Tyeller Powless; 13. 29W-Tyler Ward; 14. (DNF) 50LS-Adrian Stahle; 15. (DNF) 69K-Ken Hamilton; 16. (DNF) MK8-Matt Hill; 17. (DNF) 88-Lance Erskine; 18. (DNS) 5C-Conor Mahoney Ohsweken Speedway on GForceTV 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 or on-demand for FREE on GForceTV. Just search for GForceTV on YouTube or Facebook. About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track's signature event - the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. 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- OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SET TO FINISH 2022 SEASON WITH CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 15, 2022) - The 25th season of racing at Ohsweken Speedway concludes this weekend with the Inaugural Canadian Crate Sprint Car Nationals, and 18th Running of the Canadian (360) Sprint Car Nationals! The largest gathering of Sprint Cars anywhere in the country since 2019 is anticipated this weekend; 40 cars are pre-entered in both the Crate Sprint Car and 360 Sprint Car divisions, with big money and prestige on the line for both. On-track activities commence with the traditional CSCN Test & Tune practice night on Thursday, September 15, followed by the Inaugural Canadian Crate Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, September 16, and 18th Running of the Canadian (360) Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 17. 18TH RUNNING OF THE CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRESENTED BY NITRO 54 AND ARROW EXPRESS Saturday's event features teams from the Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series, Ohsweken Speedway Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints. The A-Main winner will receive $10,000 and the prestigious title of Canadian Sprint Car Nationals victor, while all A-Main starters will receive a minimum of $1,000, and several special contingency awards are up for grabs. A full Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty's Crate Sprint Car event is also on the Saturday schedule, with the winner set to claim either $5,000 or a brand new crate engine - whichever isn't claimed on Friday. Mitch Brown leads the Knights of Thunder standings by just five points over Cory Turner heading into the weekend, while 2019 Strickland's Crate Sprint Car champion Nick Sheridan is eight points behind Turner. Brown is looking for a second Sprint Car championship to go with his 2015 SOS title, while Turner recently clinched both the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak and SOS championships for 2022. Liam Martin has three Ohsweken wins this season, while Paulie Colagiovanni, Josh Hansen, Cory Turner, and Ryan Turner have two each, and Mikey Kruchka has one. Dunnville, Ontario driver Ryan Turner and Paulie Colagiovanni of Cicero, New York claimed the 16th and 17th editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on July 1 and August 15, respectively. Those drivers will face stiff competition from the likes of Quebec drivers Jordan Poirier and Dale Gosselin, New Yorkers Chuck Hebing, Jason Barney, and Matt Farnham, Pennsylvanian Jordan Thomas, and many more. Poirier leads the ESS points standings heading into the weekend, and claimed the Knights of Thunder championship in 2021. Hebing is one of only 20 drivers to lead at least one lap in the CSCN A-Main, and has ten CSCN top ten finishes in 14 previous attempts. Barney and Thomas each have three CSCN top fives on their resumes, while Farnham was the runner-up in his first CSCN A-Main in 2019 after only a handful of 360 Sprint Car starts. Gosselin will be making his second CSCN attempt and claimed his first Knights of Thunder win at Brighton Speedway on Labour Day weekend. Several drivers will be making their CSCN debuts and contending for the Rookie of the Nationals award this weekend, including Australian-turned-Iowan Lynton Jeffrey, and Kyle Phillips from Grand Island, New York; Phillips narrowly missed taking the SOS championship last weekend. INAUGURAL CANADIAN CRATE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY NITRO 54 Friday's event features the Crate Sprint Cars of the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty's competing for a lucrative purse - the A-Main winner will be given the choice between a $5,000 prize or a brand new crate engine - and several special contingency awards. A full $3,000-to-win Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car event is also on the Friday schedule. Jacob Dykstra leads the Action Sprint Tour standings heading into the weekend, while Lucas Smith will defend home turf as the 2022 Strickland's Crate Sprint Car division champion. Darren Dryden has four Ohsweken wins under his belt this season, while Smith has three, Mike Bowman has two, and Dykstra and Eric Gledhill have one each. Brett Stratford and Jesse Costa were consistent contenders all year at Ohsweken, and took top five finishes in the points standings; both will be looking for their first wins of the season this weekend. Several eastern Ontario drivers are sure to factor into the outcome, including Matt Billings, Lee Ladouceur, Jonah Mutton, while Quebec driver Mathieu Bardier has been a consistent AST contender as well. Dale Curran is also likely to be a contender; the Bowmanville, Ontario driver spent part of the season racing in California, and returned to claim his first Crate Sprint Car feature win on Labour Day weekend at Brighton Speedway. CONTINGENCY AWARDS Ohsweken Speedway officials wish to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals contingency award program: September 17 - 360 Sprint Car Awards: -A-Main Winner - Free Fire Suit (EPIC Racewear) -Rookie of the Nationals - $250 (Slack Lumber) -Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car - $350 (Corr/Pak Merchandising) -Travis Rutz Long Tow - $250 (Niagara Golf Lounge at Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel) -Fastest Qualifier - $300 (Qwick Wick Fire Starter) -Fastest Canadian Qualifier - $300 (Ohsweken Speedway) -Hard Charger - $300 (Nitro 54 Variety) -Larry Gartly Memorial Last Chance Hard Charger - $200 (Doddey Creek Agri Services) September 16 - Crate Sprint Car Awards: -A-Main Winner - Free Fire Suit (EPIC Racewear) -Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car - $350 (Corr/Pak Merchandising) -Long Tow - $250 (Slack Lumber) -Fastest Qualifier - $300 (Qwick Wick) -Hard Charger - $300 (Nitro 54 Variety) Race time is 7:30PM on both Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. Please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for tickets and more information. Canadian (360) Sprint Car Nationals History The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway's Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Canadian (360) Sprint Car Nationals - Winners List 2005 Kenny Jacobs - Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson - Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart - Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart - Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. - Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart - Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken - Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland - Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller - Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo - Lemoore, California, USA 2018 Parker Price-Miller - Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2019 Scott Kreutter - Cheektowaga, New York, USA 2022 Ryan Turner - Dunnville, Ontario, Canada 2022 Paulie Colagiovanni - Cicero, New York, USA 2022 ??? New Electronic Pit Waiver Please click this link to sign the Annual Pit Waiver if you plan on attending in the Pit Area in 2022: https://ohsspeed.speedwaiver.com/kinxf Ohsweken Speedway on GForceTV 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 on GForceTV. Just search for GForceTV on YouTube or Facebook. #OHS2022 Season The 25th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway features four regular racing divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Several special events also highlight the 2022 schedule including the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty's Series. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information. About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track's signature event - the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway Media Website: www.ohswekenspeedway.com Facebook: OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: @ohswekenspeedway YouTube: GForceTV Racing at Ohsweken Speedway is made possible with support from the following partners: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety, 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, Ohsweken Speedway Racesource, Halifax Thunderbirds, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Pinty's Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Strickland's GMC, Club 54 Racing, Oakwood Transport, and Safety-Kleen.
- Larry Wight wins ESS sprint and DIRT mod features at Weedsport’s Cavalcade Cup Saturday
Saturday’s Cavalcade Cup opener at the Weedsport Speedway saw Larry Wight win the 25-lap Empire Super Sprint main event ... Sheppard passed a dozen cars in the closing laps and was on the leader’s ...
- POIRIER TAKES KNIGHTS OF THUNDER VICTORY ON SECOND NIGHT OF BRIGHTON'S LABOUR DAY CLASSIC
BRIGHTON, Ont. (September 4, 2022) - Jordan Poirier rode into town on Sunday and pillaged the Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series event at Brighton Speedway. Poirier drew the pole for the 25 lap A-Main with Cory Turner on the outside of the front row. Poirier, the 2021 Knights of Thunder champion, did not compete the previous night at Brighton as he is chasing the Empire Super Sprints title in 2022. The initial start was called back and Turner was put back one row when officials determined that he jumped the start. D.J. Christie assumed the outside front row starting position next to Poirier, but Turner wasted little time moving ahead and challenging Poirier for the lead. Turner used the outside groove to drive past Poirier, only to see the move negated by a yellow flag on lap three for a Kevin Pauls spin. Poirier didn't let his chance go to waste and drove away from the field after the restart, eventually winning by more than three seconds. The rest of the race was not without its challenges though, as traffic came into play and the track began to take rubber; drivers were forced to take care of their tires on the increasingly abrasive surface. Cory Turner settled for the runner-up spot, followed by his brother Ryan, Liam Martin, and Mitch Brown. The top five finish for Brown was a successful salvage job for the championship contender after a hard crash in hot laps; his crew worked quickly and received help from others in the pit area to get his car repaired and ready for his heat race. The Knights of Thunder series will next be in competition at the 18th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information. Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series Race Report - Sunday, September 4, 2022 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario, Canada A-Main [Started] 25 laps - NT 1. 28-Jordan Poirier; 2. 13-Cory Turner; 3. 15-Ryan Turner; 4. 9-Liam Martin; 5. 10-Mitch Brown; 6. 45-Nick Sheridan; 7. 5-DJ Christie; 8. 11-Jamie Turner; 9. 3G-Dale Gosselin; 10. 11J-Chris Jones; 11. 84-Tyler Rand; 12. 68-Aaron Turkey; 13. 1 10-Jake Brown; 14. 21K-Kyle Phillips; 15. 88H-Josh Hansen; 16. 0-Glenn Styres; 17. 46-Kevin Pauls; 18. 87X-Shone Evans; 19. 42W-Rick Wilson Margin of Victory - 3.287 seconds Hard Charger - Dale Gosselin +7 Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps - NT 1. 68-Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ; 2. 5-DJ Christie, Beachville ; 3. 10-Mitch Brown, Brantford ; 4. 46-Kevin Pauls, St. Catharines ; 5. 42W-Rick Wilson, Joyceville ; 6. 87X-Shone Evans, Scotland ; 7. 0-Glenn Styres, Ohsweken  Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps - 2:01.205 1. 9-Liam Martin, Binbrook ; 2. 13-Cory Turner, Tillsonburg ; 3. 15-Ryan Turner, Dunnville ; 4. 11J-Chris Jones, Picton ; 5. 1 10-Jake Brown, Brantford ; 6. 21K-Kyle Phillips, Grand Island, New York  Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps - 2:01.001 1. 45-Nick Sheridan, Mount Brydges ; 2. 28-Jordan Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec ; 3. 11-Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ; 4. 84-Tyler Rand, Picton ; 5. 88H-Josh Hansen, Beamsville ; 6. 3G-Dale Gosselin, Saint-Pie, Quebec  Up Next: Friday, September 16, 2022 - Ohsweken Speedway - Ohsweken, Ontario Saturday, September 17, 2022 - Ohsweken Speedway - Ohsweken, Ontario KNIGHTS OF THUNDER MEDIA Website: www.knightsofthunder.com Twitter: @KoTSprints Facebook: KnightsofThunderSprintCars Instagram: @knightsofthunder YouTube: GForceTV About the Pinty's Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, the Knights of Thunder series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2022 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and all events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty's VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2022 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty's Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland's Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.
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