Arrow Express, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety and Bradshaw Brothers present Canada’s Biggest Sprint Car Weekend
By Clayton Johns
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 12, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway is set to host its biggest weekend of the season with the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety and Bradshaw Brothers on September 13-14. The two-day event will see 70 of the top 360 Sprint Car drivers in the Northeast battle on back-to-back nights, with the Night Before the Nationals presented by Burger Barn and Bradshaw Brothers featuring triple 15-lap features on September 13 before the $10,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety on Saturday, September 14.
Six different sanctioning bodies are represented by the more than 65 drivers pre-entered into the event, including Ohsweken’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, the Southern Ontario Sprints, Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, Great Lakes Sprint Series and National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders. The point leaders from all six sanctioning bodies are pre-entered in the event as well as the current ASCS National points leader. Great seats and camp sites are still available for the whole weekend of action and can be purchased by phone 519-717-0023 or online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com. Race time each night is 7:30pm.
Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals
The Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals will feature a full night of action, headlined by the 360 Sprint Cars along with the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks also in action for a jam-packed Friday night. For the first time, the Night Before the Nationals has expanded to include triple 15-lap features with the winner of each race guaranteed to start 11th or better for Saturday’s A-Feature. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will battle in their final Features of the season. With the points chases already wrapped up in both stock car divisions, it’s a race for bragging rights.
15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals
Its Ohsweken’s biggest and most exciting event of the year and in 2019 the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are shaping up to be one of its most entertaining. In addition to the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars racing for the $10,000 USD winner’s prize, the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com will crown its 2019 champion with its final race of the season to round out an entirely Winged Sprint Car racing program that should see over 100 Sprint Cars in attendance.
Among those drivers pre-entered in the event is American Sprint Car Series National Tour point leader Sam Hafertepe Jr. The Rockwall, TX driver picked up the win last week at Ohsweken in a tune-up as he tries to earn his second career Nationals win after winning in 2011. Hafertepe’s Hill’s Racing teammate, Dylan Westbrook, scored his third-straight Ohsweken championship and now will look for his first Nationals win. Ryan Turner, an Ohsweken regular and the 2019 Southern Ontario Sprints champion, is also coming into the night in search of his first Nationals triumph in his second year racing for the Burger Barn Racing team.
The current Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints point leader, Paulie Colagiovanni, comes into the weekend looking to become a new CSCN winner after scoring seven wins on the ESS tour so far this year. The top three in Patriot Sprint Tour points are all entered as well, including New Jersey’s Davie Franek, New York’s Joe Trenca, and Pennsylvania’s Jordan Thomas. Add to the list the NRA Sprint Invaders’ champion ‘the Hurricane’ Randy Hannagan and it’s a formidable list of challengers, before even mentioning Great Lakes Super Sprints champion Phil Gressman of Helena, OH and GLSS runner-up Dustin Daggett, the only driver to qualify for every previous edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
Also pre-entered is two-time and defending CSCN champion Parker Price-Miller, who returns to race with the Hill’s Racing team for the 2019 edition of the event. Steve Poirier, one of two drivers to win the Nationals three times, is also set to return to battle for his first title since 2012. For the full list of drivers pre-entered, visit http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/8691-2/.
For the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com, Saturday’s race will likely result in Beamsville, Ont. native Josh Hansen winning his first career Sprint Car championship. Hansen simply has to start his heat race to be crowned champion. The teenage pilot of the No.88h will compete in both classes, running his Crate car while also making his first Nationals appearance in his 360 car. Liam Martin enters the night second in AST points with a 12-point advantage over Paul Klager. Jacob Dykstra is 12 points back of Klager in fourth and has a 15-point lead over fifth-place Steven Beckett.
The most important weekend information, including gate times, ticket prices, pit pass upgrades, and camping information, visithttp://ohswekenspeedway.ca/2019-canadian-sprint-car-nationals-weekend-information/.
For all news releases about the 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, visit http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/category/cscn/.
For all competitors information, visit http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now!
The best 360 Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 for the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone at 519-717-0023.
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Official Entries
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: : http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/
Canadian 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 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
About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s
Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Excitement racing program is the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing visits Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu, as well as the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.
Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
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 via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.caand on our official Facebook page.
Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visitwww.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information.
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 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.
Ohsweken Speedway Media
Phone: (519) 717-0023
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, 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, Grisdale Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.