Outlaws Series Visits Ontario for First Time
Ontario is about to get it’s first taste of the awesome World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The move comes after a brilliant inaugural Canadian event that was held in Quebec last year. This year the chosen province is Ontario and the “Six Nation’s 50” will be making its way to Ohsweken Speedway on June 19 later this week. The race will be presented by Arrow Express.
Fans are no doubt delighted that the $10 000-to-win event has made its way to Ontario. The Outlaws Series is the biggest dirt Late Model race to have ever come to Ontario and makes the perfect addition to Ohsweken Speedway’s schedule. This track is fast emerging as one of the premier tracks in the country and it currently headlines 360 Sprint Cars every week. Created in 1996, the three-eighths-mile oval has always hosted several dirt Late Model shows but nothing has quite measured up to the level of talent that will be arriving with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Track manager Ken Pelkie has admitted that organizers are “entering into uncharted territory” and they have “never attempted a dirt Late Model race of this magnitude.” However, he also said that they were “excited about the possibilities” and noted that people in the area were already fans of the World of Outlaws Sprints so he felt confident that it wouldn’t take much for locals to show their enthusiasm for the World of Outlaws Late Models too.
Though you would never think it to see it, the track was literally built in the backyard of owner Glenn Styres over a number of years. Styre’s home can be found just off the second turn of the oval and he continues to upgrade it with each passing year. His ultimate goal is to make Ohsweken Speedway one of the best tracks in both the U.S. and Canada. He has just recently installed Musco lighting to that end and is currently adding more bleachers to increase the track’s seating capacity to approximately 8 000. Hot laps are scheduled to start at 17:30 and racing will commence at 19:45. General admission will cost $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 years old and under. So make sure that you get in on the action at this year’s Canadian leg of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. It is bound to be a memorable one!