Posted: Jun 24, 2011 09:59 AM EDT
Night #1 of Northern Summer Nats at Ohsweken Rained Out
One of the highlights of the 2011 southern Ontario dirt track racing scene got off to a soggy start as the Friday opener at Ohsweken Speedway presented by Jones Brown Insurance for winged 360 Sprint Cars has succumbed to weather. The Northern Summer Nationals will switch to the Chatham, Ontario area tomorrow where South Buxton Raceway plays host to what will now be the first of three races in the series.
Along with the regulars who compete weekly at Ohsweken, affiliation has been obtained from three regional organizations including the Ontario based Southern Ontario Sprints, the Michigan based ASCS Sanctioned Sprints on Dirt, and the popular New York based Patriot Sprint Tour. Along with a set of rules that will allow most 360 legal sprint cars to compete, the field of cars expected should offer plenty of fast, exciting racing.
The overall winner of the series will be rewarded with a guaranteed starting position in the 7th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 17th at Ohsweken along with a portion of the $5,000 series point fund. Plenty of free camping is located at each facility and everyone is invited to come out early and relax as summer gets underway.
Official rules and entry forms are posted on the Ohsweken Speedway website and more information is available by contacting the series promoters at 1-888-720-7223.