Photos by Dale Calnan/www.imagefactor.ca
By Tommy Goudge
(June 29, 2022) – The 2022 Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series season is set to get underway, while the Crate Sprint Car teams from the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s will continue their season this week.
The Knights of Thunder season will kick off with a $2,000-to-win event on Thursday, June 30 at Humberstone Speedway, and shift to Ohsweken Speedway for the $10,000-to-win 16th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, July 1; each of the 30 A-Main starters at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will earn at least $1,000. Defending KoT champion Jordan Poirier swept all five races held at Humberstone last season and will look to keep his streak alive on Thursday, while the series will visit Ohsweken Speedway for the first time on Friday.
Knights of Thunder competitors are required to register in order to be eligible for the championship points fund and other perks. Pre-registration can be done using the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/series/1984/registrations/6087
The Action Sprint Tour will also compete at Humberstone on Thursday and Ohsweken on Friday. Defending champion Jacob Dykstra won the AST opener on June 11 at Merrittville Speedway and leads the standings ahead of Darren Dryden, Allan Downey, Austin Roes, and Brett Stratford.
Tickets are available at the front gate on race day for both events; visit www.humberstonespeedway.ca and www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information. Can’t make it to the track? Free live streaming video will be available for both events at www.gforcetv.net
Make sure to visit the official websites and social media pages of the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder and Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s for news and updates.
About the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, the Knights of Thunder series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2022 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and all events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2022 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.
About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. Each points-paying event on the 2022 schedule will pay a minimum of $1,000-to-win and $150-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The 2022 championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2022 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.