Brantford, Ont. – March 29, 2017 – Nathan Ackland Racing and driver Shone Evans are busy making the final adjustments to their 602 GMC Crate Sprint Car in preparation for the 2017 race season. The team is entering its second full season of competition at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ont.
In his rookie campaign behind the wheel of a sprint car, Evans finished a solid eighth in the Crate Sprint Car point standings at Ohsweken. He also ended the year as runner-up for Rookie of the Year honours behind division champion and fellow newcomer Jesse McDonald. The highlight of the 2016 season was a feature win at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday, June 26th.
The team is excited for the upcoming season and has been fine tuning the car in hopes of gaining a competitive edge. “The car count in the division has nearly doubled this season and we are excited to be a part of it” said car owner Nathan Ackland. “The competition will be stiff, but we are ready.”
Nathan Ackland Racing will once again be affiliated with and have technical assistance from Hill’s Racing. “We would like to say a special thanks to Miles, Pam and Alex Hill for the continued team partnership and all of their support” said Ackland. “We couldn’t have started this team last year without their guidance.”
The No. 87x Crate Sprint Car will once again be sponsored by Ackland Insurance, Townline Variety, Bearpaw Convenience, Carstar, Tate’s Automotive, Tuff Powder Coating, Country RV Repair, Creative Edge Graphics, and Davis Fuels. The team is also very excited to announce Stys Tree Service, Anderson’s GM, Legends Taphouse & Grill, Total Rentals, and Bobcat of Brantford as new supporters for the upcoming season. “We are very happy to have so many great sponsors” said Ackland. “We’d love nothing more then to get them to victory lane this year.” Keizer Wheels, Chalkstix, DHR Suspension, King Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Racing, and Fast Track Performance will also join the team in 2017 with product support.
The first night of competition for Evans and Nathan Ackland Racing is Friday, May 19th at Ohsweken Speedway when the 3/8 mile clay oval hosts its 22nd season opener. For more information visit the official speedway website at www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
Nathan Ackland Racing will be supported in 2017 by Ackland Insurance, Townline Variety, Bearpaw Convenience, Carstar, Tate’s Automotive, Tuff Powder Coating, Country RV Repair, Creative Edge Graphics, Davis Fuels, Stys Tree Service, Anderson’s GM, Legends Taphouse & Grill, Total Rentals, Bobcat of Brantford, Keizer Wheels, Chalkstix, DHR Suspension, King Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Racing, and Fast Track Performance.
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