Ohsweken Speedway

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Ohsweken Speedway
Logo for Ohsweken Speedway.jpgOhsweken Speedway Main Grandstand.jpg
Location 1987 Chiefswood Road
Ohsweken, Ontario
Canada
Time zone UTC-5 (UTC-4 DST)
Coordinates 43°04′58″N 80°06′47″W / 43.082798°N 80.112981°W / 43.082798; -80.112981Coordinates: 43°04′58″N 80°06′47″W / 43.082798°N 80.112981°W / 43.082798; -80.112981
Owner Styres Family
Operator Glenn Styres/Curt Styres
Broke ground 1994
Opened 1996
Major events

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Six Nations Showdown
(2007-present)

Super DIRTcar Series
Triple Crown Showdown
(2015, 2017)

World of Outlaws Late Model Series
Six Nations 50
(2008-2009)

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals
(2005-Present)

Empire Super Sprints
Patriot Sprint Tour
Southern Ontario Sprints
Sprints on Dirt
National Racing Alliance
TUSA Canada Mod Lites
DIRTcar
Oval
Surface Clay
Length 3/8 mi (0.6 km)
Race lap record 12.047 seconds (180.344 KPH or 112.061 MPH) (Kraig Kinser, World of Outlaws Sprint Car, July 30, 2010, 410 Sprint Car)

The Ohsweken Speedway is a 3/8 mile dirt track in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 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.[1]

History[edit]

In 1994 race car driver Glenn Styres built the 3/8 mile oval Ohsweken Speedway on 80 acres of Styres family-owned land on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation Reserve southeast of Brantford, Ontario. The track has been continuously expanded in each year of its existence.[2][3]

The track’s seating capacity was increased to over 8,000 in 2008 and a project was conducted to install Musco lighting, illuminating the speedway to allow the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series to run at the facility.[4]

World of Outlaws - Six Nations Showdown[edit]

The prestigious World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series made its first trip to Ohsweken Speedway for the first running of the Six Nations Showdown on July 25, 2007. Jason Sides won the inaugural event. In 2011, NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart won his first career World of Outlaws race at Ohsweken and repeated the victory in 2012.[5]

Season Date Driver
2007 July 25 United States Jason Sides [6]
2008 July 22 Rainout
2009 July 28 United States Jason Meyers [7]
2009 July 29 United States Jason Sides [8]
2010 July 30 United States Jason Sides [9]
2010 August 1 United States Donny Schatz [10]
2011 July 27 United States Tony Stewart [11]
2012 July 31 United States Tony Stewart [12]
2013 July 30 United States Donny Schatz [13]
2014 July 29 United States Donny Schatz [14]
2015 July 28 Canada Stewart Friesen [15]
2016 July 26 United States Donny Schatz [16]
2017 July 25 United States Logan Schuchart

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tony Stewart Returns To Ohsweken July 29 & 30". Ontario Oval Speedway News. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  2. ^ Laskaris, Sam (July 4, 2012). "On the Fast Track: Glenn Styres and the Business (and Thrill) of Race Car Driving". New York: Indian Country Today Media Network. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  3. ^ Renwald, Kathy (July 20, 2012). "Glenn Styres Lives His Dream". The Toronto Star Wheels. Toronto: Torstar Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  4. ^ "WoO Late Model Series Makes First-Ever Visit to Ontario for Six Nations 50 on June 19 at Ohsweken Speedway". whowon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  5. ^ McNulty, Dean (July 30, 2011). "Tony Stewart savours World of Outlaws win". The Toronto Sun. Toronto: Sun Media. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  6. ^ "WoO: 2007 Season Review - Jason Sides". Speed TV. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  7. ^ "Meyers Wins Ohsweken Opener". Concord, North Carolina: Motor Racing Network. July 28, 2009. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  8. ^ "Race Report: Jason Sides Wins Finale at Ohsweken". World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. July 29, 2009. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  9. ^ "Sides Is The Man At Ohsweken". Mooresville, North Carolina: National Speed Sport News. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  10. ^ "Worth The Wait: Schatz Wins Finale Sunday Night At Ohsweken". Ontario Oval Speedway News. August 1, 2010. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  11. ^ McNulty, Dean (July 30, 2011). "Tony Stewart savours World of Outlaws win". The Toronto Sun. Toronto: Sun Media. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  12. ^ "Stewart Repeats at Ohsweken". Concord, North Carolina: Motor Racing Network. July 31, 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  13. ^ Goudge, Tommy (July 30, 2013). "Schatz Dominates World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at Ohsweken". On Dirt Racing News. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  14. ^ "Third Straight for Schatz". Concord, North Carolina: Motor Racing Network. July 29, 2014. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  15. ^ "Friesen Scores First Outlaws Win". Concord, North Carolina: Motor Racing Network. July 28, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Schatz Comes Out On Top of Three-Way Battle at Ohsweken". DirtTrackDigest.com. July 27, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 

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