Big-Blocks take 1st ever green at Ohsweken June 30
Weedsport, NY – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will make their first-ever appearance at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, ON for the Triple Crown Showdown Tuesday, June 30.
Ohsweken Speedway, in its 20th season, is a 3/8-mile banked oval with plenty of racing room through the turns. It is situated on the Six Nations of the Grand River Indian Reserve.
Owner/promoter Glenn Styres is living out his childhood dream of owning a gas station and a race track. Styres’ Esso station is right out in front of the race track and his home sits just off the second turn.
Three-time Super DIRTcar Series champion and current point leader Matt Sheppard and 2014 Series champion Billy Decker will lead the Big-Blocks to Ohsweken to compete in a 75-lap event for a $30,000 purse paying $6,000-to-win.
Decker is coming off a June 24 win at Utica-Rome Speedway, which trimmed Sheppard’s lead to six points (429-423). Other competitors headed to the Ontario 3/8 mile include Jimmy Phelps, Brett Hearn, Larry Wight, Pat Ward, Stewart Friesen and Billy Dunn of Watertown, N.Y.
No driver in the series has passed more cars so far than Dunn. He won the KSE Hard-Charger award at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in May and finished 6th in a 31-car field after pitting for a tire at Utica-Rome.
The Ohsweken Triple Crown card includes a 25-lap Late Model feature and a 20-lap Sprint Car feature. Post time is 7:30 p.m.
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