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Race of Champions Sportsman Tour Visits Ohsweken on
Minor Sports Team Night Presented by Pinty’s Delicious Foods
Chad Chevalier (No.12) out-dueled Cody McPherson (No.7) during last year's Race of Champions Sportsman Tour debut at Ohsweken. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).   
By Clayton Johns
OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 22, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 22nd season of competitions continues on Friday night when the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour visits on Minor Sports Team Night presented by Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Children wearing their Minor Sports Team jerseys will be admitted free and will also be entered to win a special Ohsweken Speedway Prize Pack.
Pinty’s Delicious Foods night marks the first of two Sportsman Modified races at Ohsweken in 2017. Also on the schedule are the Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.
Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for adults is just $14, $10 for seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.
Race of Champions Sportsman Tour
The Race of Champions Sportsman Tour returns to Ohsweken for the second time in its history. Friday’s race is the first of six on the Series’ 2017 schedule. Last season, Chad Chevalier won over Cody McPherson, Mark Chiddy, Justin Sharpe and Charlie Lynch. The ultra-competitive Sportsman division is guaranteed to provide plenty of side-by-side action. Additional event information is available at
Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Dylan Westbrook has held the hot hand with the Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. After last week’s win, Westbrook enters this week’s action as the point leader, although by an incredibly small margin. Westbrook’s advantage is just two points over Jim Huppunen, who also has a weekly win this season. Cory Turner, Ryan Turner and Mikey Kruchka also sit in the top-five through three weekly races this season. A total of 22 different drivers have attempted to run a Kool Kids-Corr/Pak race this season.
Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division got its third different winner in four races when Mack DeMan earned the victory last week. DeMan also took over the point lead in the championship standings with a three point gap over Jesse McDonald. Ryan Hunsinger, who has a pair of wins this season, is third in the standings while Holly Porter and Mike Thorne sit tied for fourth to round out the top-five. Josh Hansen is the top rookie driver in seventh in the standings and is coming off a third-place finish last week.
Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks
Last week’s Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature was a thriller as Dave Bailey got his third win of the season when he beat Ryan Dinning to the line by just 0.005 seconds. Bailey sits at the top of the point standings through three weeks of competition with a 34-point lead over Ken Sargent. Jim Lampman, Dinning occupy positions three and four, respectively, while Derek Lemyre and Trevor DeBoer are deadlocked for fifth.
HRW Automotive Mini Stocks
Rookie driver Nick Masi turned heads when he drove from the 22nd starting position to win his first career HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature in a rain-shortened race last Friday night. Nonetheless, the impressive drive vaulted the winner up to 10th in the title standings. Mark Bazuin is the current point leader with a seven-point buffer over Jon Janssens. Meanwhile, Brandon Crumbie, Brandon Janssens and Aaron Rewutzsky round out the top-five.
Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers
The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers have tight points race ongoing with four different winners in as many races so far this season. Lucas Smith is the current point leader and has a victory the came on opening night. Paul Longboat sits 17 points back in second and Gillian Hils, who won two weeks ago, is third. Dustin Longboat sits fourth after four weeks and last week’s winner Alex Maas occupies fifth.
Tickets Available Now!
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.
Action Xpo
Action Xpo is coming to Ohsweken Speedway on July 1 and is the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. For more information and to buy tickets, visit
About Pinty’s Delicious Foods: The tradition of premium poultry products with the Pinty’s name attached goes back over 70 years to when Ed Pintwala first opened Pinty’s Poultry Limited in 1943. Now based in Burlington, Ontario, Pinty’s produces a full line of products available at many of your favourite retailers, and at Ohsweken Speedway’s Pit Stop concession stands! Call them at 1 800-263-7223, or visit 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, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket. 


Milverton, ON, Thursday June 22, 2017 –  22 Racing have entered two teams at Autodrome Chaudiere in Valle-Jonction Quebec for tomorrows CRS Express 300.  This is event #3 on the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series schedule originally planned for June 17th but postponed due to inclement weather.

 Alex Tagliani will be behind the wheel of his #18 EpiPen/Lowes/St-Huberts Dodge following up on his strong 2nd place finish in the Fast Eddie 250 at Delaware on June 3rd.  Tagliani piloted his entry to a 3rd place finish in last year’s CRS Express 300 here and should be a strong contender for the win. In three events at Autodrome Chaudiere, Tagliani has posted two top five finishes.

Another candidate for that win will be Donald Theetge who will again be behind the wheel of the #22 Mercedes-Benz St-Nicolas/Circuit Acura/Auto Frank et Michel entry.  Theetge in his first start for 22 Racing here in 2016, notched a strong run finishing 4th after qualifying 5th and starting at the rear of the field after an issue with the car was discovered when it was on the starting grid. Theetge hopes to get back to his front runner status this week after a bad outing at his debut at Delaware Speedway on June 3rd.  In Theetges 3 starts with 22 Racing he has 1 pole and 1 top 5 finish.

Autodrome Chaudiere is a NASCAR Home Track sanctioned facility and it is located south of Quebec City/Levis. The CRS Trucking 300 will consist of 300 laps on the 0.25-mile banked asphalt oval with a competition caution at or around the 150-lap mark as there is no pit road. For more information, schedule and tickets please visit or follow on Twitter @AutChaudiere

The NASCAR Pinty’s Series is made up on 13 events across Canada from May 21st to September 16 with television coverage on TSN and RDS in Quebec. For more information please visit or follow on Twitter @NASCARHomeTrack.


About 22 Racing: 

22 Racing is owned by 4X NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion Scott Steckly and is based out of Milverton Ontario in a new (2014) 7,500 square foot race shop.  They have fielded teams for drivers such as Christopher Bell, Jacques Villeneuve, James Buescher, Jeb Burton, Kaz Grala, L.P. Dumoulin and many others.  22 Racing provides turnkey solutions for drivers looking to compete in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. The 22 Racing Team is supported by the following sponsors:  Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Sturdy Formed Concrete, Castrol, Wendell Motors, Twin City Graphics, Auto Glym, Mechanix Wear, Great Dane Glasvan, Safety Kleen, Dupli-Color & Permatex.

Follow the 22 Racing Team on Twitter @22RacingTeam & @ScottSteckly22, Facebook Fan Page 22racingteam and Instagram 22racingteam
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Dirtcar Racing / Tim Kerr Has Plenty of Speed, Needs a Little Luck
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on June 21, 2017, 09:06:26 PM »
Tim Kerr Has Plenty of Speed, Needs a Little Luck
Tim Kerr races his No.07 Big-Block Modified through turns three and four at Fulton Speedway. (Photo by Jay Fish).   
PICTON, Ont. – June 21, 2017 – Tim Kerr has proven several times in his racing career and again through the first two months of the 2017 season that his Village Variety/Home Hardware Picton No.07 has plenty of speed to compete with the best Big-Block Modified racing has to offer. He even beat the best 18 months ago on the sport’s biggest stage in Charlotte. Now, he needs a little bit of luck to help him regain the results that validate the hard work he puts into his program.
Last weekend, after earning a heat race win, Kerr was running inside the top-five during the Feature at Brewerton Speedway on Friday night and digging for more when the fuel belt pump came off with nine laps to go.
“We had a spectacular car on Friday night at Brewerton,” Kerr said. “Things were back to the way they should be, but I had the belt a little too tight and it popped off. It’s too bad because we were starting to roll pretty well. I was looking for a caution at that point. Unfortunately I was the caution.”
Then on Saturday at Fulton Speedway, Kerr struggled in his heat as he worked in a new set of Hoosier Racing tires, but regained speed once the tires were up to temperature. Come Feature time, Kerr was confident he would be able to march his way forward, but engine issues prevented that from occurring.
“We had a good piece all weekend,” Kerr said. “On Saturday we were at the stage where we had to run some tires in. We were starting deep in the field because of that but you have to do that. That put us behind the eight-bal, but the car felt where it should be. Now we can get back to making small changes on it and getting better.”
While Kerr’s latest weekend was less than ideal, he’s confident that he’ll be able to find the consistent finishes he’s been looking for this season.
“We’ve gone back to basics with it a little bit and got things squared around,” Kerr explained. “We got the car so it was driveable and quit trying some off the chart things that were hurting us.”
Kerr will be bolting in his team’s number one power plant for this week’s competition at Brewerton that will complete the month of June. It’s a combination he and Kerr Motorsports team have a better set of notes to prepare.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what we can do,” Kerr said. “Everything is our best equipment now. This is the best we have so hopefully we can start putting up some good finishes and staying out of trouble. Finishing races is what we need to do.”
Kerr is scheduled for just one night of competition this week at Brewerton Speedway on Friday, June 23 as Fulton Speedway sits dormant for graduation weekend south of the border. For additional event information, visit
2017 Season Stats: 11 Starts – 0 Wins, 1 Top-5, 5 Top-10s, 3 Heat Wins
Twitter: @07TimKerr
Tim Kerr’s 2017 Big-Block Modified season is supported by a number of corporate supporters, including: Village Variety and Gas Bar, Hubert Kerr Construction, Home Hardware Picton, The Bronskill Group, Greenbush Electric, Tim Dainard Electric, The Main Stop Ultramar Picton, Bicknell Racing Products, Enders Racing Engines, Threadworks Custom Embroidery, Turnin’ Wrenches, Stormy’s Auto Group, Zero3 Motorsports, Clayton Johns Media, Image Factor Media and The Vinyl Solution.
Press Releases / Tough Night At Peterborough Bites Pritiko
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on June 21, 2017, 09:05:29 PM »
Tough Night At Peterborough Bites Pritiko
Matt Pritiko races through turn two at Peterborough Speedway during APC Untied Late Model Series competition on June 17. (Photo by Thompson Photography). 
LONDON, Ont. – June 21, 2017 – A mechanical failure haunted Matt Pritiko’s effort for a second podium finish with the APC United Late Model Series last Saturday at Peterborough Speedway. Pritiko raced as high as second and was in contention for a victory in the latter half of the race when the MSD coil on the car failed.
“We were in second for 60 laps and the coil broke on the MSD box and the car totally quit,” Pritiko explained. “It sucks. We actually ran well with a stock 604 motor. We literally pulled it out of the crate and bolted it in. All things considered, it was good while it lasted.”
After afternoon showers delayed and reduced practice and qualifying, Pritiko times in second quickest in Group Time Trials.
“We ran 12th for a while in qualifying and then I just barreled it into turns three and four and drove out really hard and it shot me up to second,” Pritiko said.
Following the redraw, Pritiko started third for the main event, which put him in the preferred bottom groove. The track position was enough to allow him to make an early move forward.
“I made my way to second on the third or fourth lap,” Pritiko said. “From there on out I ran in second-place. I just didn’t really have enough for the leader. With the car handling the way it was, it would have been a solid second-place finish.”
The end result, however, did not produce a top-five finish as Pritiko expected. The failure with 40 laps to go simply ended his night.
“Going into corner one, the MSD just quit on us,” Pritiko said. “There’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. We’re kind of in a string of bad luck right now.”
Pritiko still has a second-place finish and a top-10 to his credit this year. Now, he hopes to turn his luck around when he returns to his home track at Delaware Speedway for round four of the APC United Late Model Series season on Canada Day, July 1.
“The speed and the openness of the track is nice,” Pritiko said of Delaware. “The first three races have all been tight and hard to pass, so it’s going to be nice to go to a big track where there’s room to pass and we can put on a show. We’re looking forward to going back to our home track.”
Pritiko is excited to welcome supporters from Global Warranty to Delaware for the Canada Day show with a hospitality tent.
“There’s going to be a tent for Global Warranty again, so we’re looking forward to seeing them again,” Pritiko said. “Hopefully we can turn our luck around and get a win.”
For additional information on the APC United Late Model Series Canada Day event at Delaware Speedway, visit and
Matt Pritiko – 3 Starts: 0 Wins, 1 Top-5, 2 Top-10s
Twitter: @MattPritiko
Instagram: @MattPritiko21
Matt Pritiko is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including Global Warranty, NAPA Certfied Bodyshops, Burwell Autobody Ltd., Cadillac Industrial Cleaning, Glencoe Auto Recyclers,, Aquahydrate and Palasad of London.
Speedway 660 NB / Mini Stocks Invade Speedway 660!
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on June 21, 2017, 09:04:44 PM »
Mini Stocks Invade Speedway 660!

(June 22, 2017) The MJS Holdings East Coast Mini Stock Tour is headed to Speedway 660 for the Gilmet Designs 50 on Saturday at 6:30PM. It will be the first ever race for the brand new tour. Fans will also see the RE/MAX Group Four Realty Pro Stocks, the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman and the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters.

“Everyone is excited to come to Geary for our first ever Mini Stock Tour event and I’m sure the fans will enjoy our unique brand of racing” said Mark Williams, a driver and Vice-President of the new tour. “We’ve got over 20 cars registered for the tour so I expect to see a good turn-out and I know everyone is ready to kick things off in a big way for the Gilmet Designs 50 at Speedway 660.”

The MJS Holdings East Coast Mini Stock Tour is exclusively a Honda series and organizers expect a fast, competitive and thrilling brand of racing. Mike Edwards, from Penobsquis, and Patricia Taylor and Mike Weagle, from Salisbury, head up the New Brunswick contingent of drivers. Neil Miousse, a former Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter driver at Speedway 660 and now living in Kentville, is also expected to race in the Gilment Designs 50.

“We’re glad to have the new Mini Stock Tour come race with us and I’m sure they’ll entertain our fans with some thrilling racing” said Speedway 660’s Max Roy. “We want to see racing grow in our region and this new tour has generated a lot of interest so we’re really looking forward to seeing them Saturday night.”

The RE/MAX Group Four Realty Pro Stocks will also run a 50 lap feature, while the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman will race 40 laps in their main event. Rookie sensation Ryan Messer and the 2016 Rookie of the Year Ashton Tucker have won the last two Pro Stock features in the Geary Woods. John Rankin, winner of the last two Sportsman features including the Martin’s Home Heating 100, will try to make it three in a row on Saturday night.

Adult ticket prices for Saturday’s MJS Holdings East Coast Mini Stock Tour event are $14; Youth tickets, for kids between 13 and 15, are $10 and; admission is always free for fans 12 and under.

There is no rain date for this event. If the weather is unsettled on Saturday morning fans and race teams should call the race line at 506-454-7223 or visit for race day status updates.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is coming to Speedway 660 on Canada Day for the Cummins 150 and the DMR Auto Sales Street Stock 75 is scheduled for July 8th.

Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway
Andrew Gresel Records Second Straight
APC Series Podium Finish at Peterborough
Andrew Gresel battles for position during the APC United Late Model Series Hy-Grade Roofing 100 at Peterborough Speedway on June 17. (Photo by Thompson Photography).   
SAUBLE BEACH, Ont. – June 21, 2017 – Andrew Gresel extended his streak of top-five finishes with the APC United Late Model Series to three when he earned a third-place finish at Peterborough Speedway last Saturday night. It was also Gresel’s second straight podium result after a second-place finish at Flamboro Speedway one week earlier.
Gresel overcame a difficult set of circumstances throughout the day to have the strong run. A heavy afternoon rain shower limited the practice time to a single seven-minute session. Then, in qualifying, Gresel had issues with his transponder.
“It was a super rushed day. When it rains like that, there’s so much stuff to do and you don’t have time to do it,” Gresel said. “The transponder system wasn’t picking up our transponder. Ours only picked up three laps. The times were the exact same times so it wasn’t good for us. We ended up sixth.”
The outside lane starting position for the Hy-Grade Roofing 100 was not kind to Gresel off the initial start as he was nearly collected in an early accident.
“On the first lap going into turns one and two, (polesitter) Josh Stade’s brakes messed up,” Gresel said. “In turns three and four, he shot up high right in front of us. I smoked the brakes and had nowhere to go but high. I think eight cars got by us and we ended up starting the race about 10th. Everybody else had the chance to dive down low, but I was right there behind him. I played it a little more cautious.”
Gresel had his work cut out for him from that point on, but had a strong car at his disposal. During last year’s race at Peterborough, Gresel was not happy with his performance. However, this time around the McRobert Fuels No.81 Ford Fusion was strong in many aspects.
“From there on the car was working well,” Gresel said. “It was better than it was last year, so that was a big positive for us. There were a lot of good cars in front of us and you have to use up some equipment to get by them.”
The Sauble Falls Racing No.81 eventually found its way to the second spot. Gresel ran there behind leader Brandon Watson until a late-race restart when he was pinned to the outside lane, allowing Shawn McGlynn to take over the runner-up spot.
“The car’s working pretty good,” Gresel stated. “We restarted on the outside of the front row and had no way of getting down and he was right there. There wasn’t much more we could do. We ran a good race, we didn’t wreck and we finished the race. That’s the main thing.”
The top-three finish was special for Gresel and his Sauble Falls Racing group in the race sponsored by Hy-Grade Roofing, one of the team’s major supporters as well.
“The whole Hy-Grade family was there,” Gresel said. “It was good to get in the top-five for them. They’re huge for us and they’ve been with us for years.
Through three races, Gresel sits second in the APC Series championship standings behind Watson. Gresel is happy with his team’s start to the year, but is far from satisfied.
“Any time we’ve ever won a championship we’ve had a pretty good start to the year to get a jump on things,” Gresel said “That’s always nice to have, but that’s so hard to do.”
Gresel will now return to one of his home tracks, Delaware Speedway, on Canada Day for round four of the APC Series. A multi-time champion at Delaware, Gresel is looking forward to returning to the fast half-mile located just west of London, Ont. in Komoka.
“We’re going to go back there with what we know,” Gresel said. “I think if we are going to win a race, I think that’s going to be our best spot to get it done because I have a lot of laps there.”
Like the rest of the APC Series field, Gresel is looking to end Brandon Watson’s three-race win streak to start the season.
“The 9 car is obviously quick,” Gresel said. “We have something for him. We just have to figure a little bit out to keep the bite in the car the whole race.”
For additional event information on the July 1 Canada Day race at Delaware Speedway, visit and
81 Andrew Gresel – 3 Starts: 0 Wins, 3 Top-5s, 3 Top-10s
Twitter: @SaubleFalls81

Andrew Gresel and the Sauble Falls Racing team are proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including McRobert Fuels, Sauble Falls Tent & Trailer Park, CUSW - Canadian Union of Skilled Workers, Hy-Grade Roofing, London Recreational, Gallinger Ford Lincoln, F1 Freight Systems, Ron O’Brien Remax, Barry’s Construction and Raden Givari at Ehomes
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Craftman Truck Series / Windom to Make Truck Debut at Eldora
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on June 21, 2017, 07:05:22 PM »
Windom to Make Truck Debut at Eldora

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