OHSWEKEN, Ontario – The NASCAR Pinty’s Series is breaking new ground next year by going dirt racing.
Canada’s only national stock car racing series will visit Ohsweken Speedway on Aug. 18 for 100-lap points event on the three-eighths-mile dirt oval.
“Next year is the 25th anniversary of Ohsweken Speedway,” said Styres. “It will be amazing to see NASCAR stock cars racing around this place. This is a great chance to show the world what a first class facility we have here in Ohsweken.”
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series has sanctioned races from coast to coast with events as far west as Vernon, British Columbia, and as far east as Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Races have been held on paved ovals, road courses, street circuits and on converted temporary airport tracks. This will be the first time the series has raced on dirt.
“Pinty’s has a long history in Motorsports and whether it’s our NASCAR Pinty’s Series venues, Short Track Nationals at both Jukasa in Canada and Bristol in the USA or our investment in Pinty’s All North Racing on MavTV, we know our target audience lives for authentic experiences.” said Anthony Spiteri of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. “Taking the Pinty’s Series to the ever popular Ohsweken Speedway combines the best of the best in teams, drivers and venues. I suspect a few surprises for our fans as well! August can’t come quick enough.”
“You never know what to expect from a dirt race,” said speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We can guarantee this. It will be a spectacle.
“We are proud to enter a multi-year deal with NASCAR and primary sponsor Pinty’s. This is going to further solidify Ohsweken Speedway as Canada’s premier dirt track destination.”
The NASCAR event will consist of practice, time trials, qualifying heats, and a 100-lap feature event to be run at 9 p.m. on Aug. 18.