Mid-season shootout planned at Speedway

The Emo Speedway will be full of action this Saturday (July 14) as the first-annual Piston Ring Mid-Season Summer Shootout gets underway at 7 p.m.
All three classes—Street Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, and WISSOTA Modifieds—will take to the track to compete for the crown of mid-season champion.
Last season’s mid-season champs were Ron Westover (Streets), Don Smith (Midwest Modifieds), and Greg Ferris (Modifieds).
What makes the mid-season championship more special this year than it has been in the past is the signing of title sponsor with Piston Ring Service.
Their history with communities around the area, and their desire to be involved with all aspects of automobiles, made them the perfect company to be a part of the Borderland Racing Association’s race program.
Piston Ring Service is a Winnipeg-owned company and has an excellent relationship with the automotive community—a relationship that has been paramount to the company’s 54 successful years in business.
The events Piston Ring supports have included show and shines, parades, small-town festivals, and much larger ones, like the annual Piston Ring’s World of Wheels, Cruz In Downtown, Neepawa drags, and the Kenora Carfest.
Piston Ring is involved in more than 100 car shows and festivals each summer. It also lends support with prize donations and fundraising efforts by various car clubs, schools, and communities.
Owned by the Tennant family, Piston Ring is involved in the cruising movement for all the right reasons.
“To see the involvement of our staff and customers in their communities, and know that Piston Ring contributed to the event in one way or another, is a sense of pride that can’t be explained,” said Melissa Tennant.
One of the elements of Piston Ring that really shines through is that these folks really and truly love cars—and share the same passion for the hobby as their loyal customers.
“I have always enjoyed cars going all the way back to my days in a sandbox playing with Matchbox toys,” said Jim Tennant, who owns Piston Ring Service with his brother, John.
“Supporting car/truck enthusiasts is one way of giving something back to our special community.”
The nearest Piston Ring Service store can be found at 981 King’s Highway in Fort Frances.
Be sure to make tracks to the Emo Speedway this Saturday. Hot laps will be at 7 p.m., followed by racing at 7:30.
And during Intermission, the “Candy-Man” will be making his way to the front of the grandstand.