One of Ohsweken Speedway’s best Sprint Car racers will try his hand at a stock car in August when The Big O hosts the inaugural NASCAR Pinty’s Series dirt race.
Mack DeMan finished second in the weekly Sprint Car division in 2019 and signed an agreement with Jim Bray Motorsports to drive the No. 56 Pinty’s Series entry in the Northern Summer Nationals on Tuesday, August 18.
DeMan will 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 in a press release. “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 carry double-duty on both Monday and Tuesday night, piloting his No. 17 Nathan Ackland Racing 360 Sprint Car on Monday and Tuesday nights and taking part in the NASCAR main event with Jim Bray Motorsports on Tuesday night.
“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 Pinty’s effort will be aided by long-time Jim Bray Motorsports crew chief Mike Knott.