OHSWEKEN, Ontario – One of Ohsweken Speedway’s brightest stars, Mack DeMan, has signed a deal to race the No. 56 Jim Bray Motorsports entry when the NASCAR Pinty’s Series makes its dirt debut during the Northern Summer Nationals on Aug. 18.
DeMan, who recently completed his second full season in Ohsweken’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division with a second-place finish in the championship standings, will see his entry carry support from Nathan Ackland Insurance, Sty’s Tree Service, Braemar Building Systems, Nortex Roofing Ltd., Fastrack Performance, Ripshot and Creative Edge Signs and Graphics.
“I need to thank all of my weekly Ohsweken sponsors and a couple of new ones who also stepped up to give me this opportunity,” DeMan said. “I’m very excited to be making my first start with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. I’m proud to represent the Ohsweken Speedway weekly racers and show what we can do.”
DeMan will be a busy driver during both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals on Aug. 17-18 as he will compete in his No. 17 Nathan Ackland Racing 360 sprint car as well as the Jim Bray Motorsports-prepared No. 56.
“Switching cars throughout the night will be tough, but I’m looking forward to it,” DeMan said. “It looks like there will be a couple of other guys, like Stewart Friesen, doing the same, so there’s no excuses. I’m really looking forward to having a Sprint Car and a NASCAR Pinty’s Series car side-by-side in the pits. It’s going to be a very cool night full of new experiences for both the drivers and the fans.”
DeMan’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series effort will be led by long-time Jim Bray Motorsports crew chief Mike Knott. DeMan will also have help from some Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stock regulars to help on race night.