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2015’s ‘Hot August Night’ Series at Peterborough Speedway is Ready to Roll

2015’s ‘Hot August Night’ Series at Peterborough Speedway is Ready to Roll

From the first Great Canadian RV green flag of the season, every driver in Peterborough Speedway’s 5 regular divisions had their sights set on just one goal. To score enough points to clinch the track championship. With the Saturday, July 25th show falling victim to Mother Nature, a handful of events this month will pave the way to the Championship Clash – Saturday, September 5th – at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

Saturday, August 1st the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun and Mini Stock teams will be the first of the home track classes to pocket points in this year’s Hot August Night Series of action at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. The same event will also play host to the Touring Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier, as a trio of OSCAAR divisions – the Super Late Models, Modifieds and Midgets – will fight for prime starting spots at the 23rd Annual Autumn Colours Classic. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says it’s an exciting time of year for every driver who rolls through the pit gates.

“They will all be bringing their ‘A’ games and searching for any possible advantage,” said Josiasse. “Every position on the racetrack pays points toward the season’s title. Just look at last year, where the final Thunder Car finishing order was decided by a single point and you’ll know how important it is to get everything you can from your equipment.”

Looking ahead on the schedule finds the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series 100 lapper, along with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock and Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car teams – Saturday, August 8th. Although not on the original schedule, an asphalt/dirt vintage modified exhibition event has also been added to the August 8th event.

Saturday, August 15th is the year’s final Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night with 4Fun, Mini Stock, Earl Ireland Late Model, INEX Ontario Legend and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series action. For each of the first 2 events this month, pit gates will open at 2:00 with racing at 6:00. On Fan Appreciation Night, racing starts at 5:00.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com by liking the track’s page at www.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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Hard charging Jessica James of Trenton, Ontario will battle for a strong OSCAAR Midget Autumn Colours Classic starting spot at the Chase for the Colours Touring Pole Qualifier – Saturday, August 1st – at Peterborough Speedway,

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Mid-Summer Bash Closes Out July’s Action at Peterborough Speedway

Mid-Summer Bash Closes Out July’s Action at Peterborough Speedway

The final Saturday night of the month is on the horizon and Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval is in the mood for a party.

Fans are in for an exciting time at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City Saturday, July 25th as Country 105 presents the Mid-Summer Bash. There’ll be plenty of action on the track as Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series teams come to play, with a 100 lap endurance event to close out the night.

Coming into the next event on the calendar, the Thunder Car division has seen the most track time of Peterborough Speedway’s 5 regular classes. Last season’s track champion Anthony DiBello is leading the way with 4 main event wins, while his title rival from a season ago Howie Crowe and invader Dan Archibald own one win a piece. With strong car counts and some talented pilots thrilling solid crowds since opening night, the Late Model field has made a handful of appearances, with feature race wins going to 2014 high point runner Ryan Kimball, Tyler Betts, Al Shepstone, Mark Gordon and Travis Hallyburton. Seeing 3 starts and some tough battles from start to finish, defending champ Jack Dallin, Tim Burke and newcomer Chris Burrage claiming checkered flags in the Renegade Truck pack.

At the Country 105 Mid-Summer Bash – Saturday, July 25th – pit gates will open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the first green flag at 6:00.

Looking ahead on Peterborough Speedway’s 2015 schedule finds the Touring Division Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifying event Saturday, August 1st. OSCAAR Super Late Model and Modified teams will be joined by the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock and OSCAAR Midget divisions to battle for starting spots in the 23 Annual Autumn Colours Classic, with a pre-race corn roast to start every fan’s day at the track. The 100 lap Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series event – along with the 4Fun, Mini Stock and Thunder Car classes – takes the spotlight Saturday, August 8th.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com by liking the track’s page at www.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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With a background in go-kart racing and some impressive finishes, Bailey Jacobs is one of the leading contenders for Rookie of the Year honours in the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car division at Peterborough Speedway.

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Sizzling Summer Night Heats Up the Action at Peterborough Speedway

Sizzling Summer Night Heats Up the Action at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

As the mercury continued to climb, so did the level of racing excitement as the APC Pro Late Model Series joined the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and OSCAAR Midget divisions – Saturday, July 18th – at Peterborough Speedway.

IMG_2719Feature race action got underway with a 20 lap tilt for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun teams, with Keith Parkes and Matthew Vanderbelt on the front row. Vanderbelt – who has endured some tough luck after a win earlier in the year – took control, but had Ryan Oosterholt on his back bumper. Just short of halfway, the leaders started to work through lapped traffic but the Farm Bro teammates showed their strength. With a dozen circuits complete, several cars came together in the first and second turns and the yellow flag flew for debris. Vanderbelt watched the fight for position take place in his rear-view mirror on his way to visiting Dart Heating and Air Conditioning Victory Lane. Ray Schroer, Sean Kennedy, Jeremy Kelly and Oosterholt completing the top 5.

IMG_2722OSCAAR Midget division pilots took the Great Canadian RV green flag with Brian Woodland and Mike McLaughlin leading the way. The 25 lapper had barely taken the green flag when the red was displayed for a multi-car wreck on the backstretch. Even though 2 cars flipped, all drivers were unhurt. Jody Bound took the top spot on the restart, with Jessica James in the runner-up position. The leaders caught the tail-end of the field with 7 laps on the scoreboard. James started to fight for the lead at halfway, as the yellow flag flew for debris. She took the lead when the green flag flew again, but a late race caution may have been her undoing as the #2 machine headed pit-side before the field came back up to speed. Jamie Bound claimed the main event over Paul Draganac, Rob McColl, Jody Bound and Cory Whittam.

IMG_2723Defending track champion Anthony DiBello and Steve Mayhew paced the pack to the stripe for the 20 lap Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car feature. The pair ran nose to tail for nearly the entire race distance, with Howie Crowe on their back bumpers. A late race yellow bunched the field and created the need for a green, white checkered finish but it didn’t stop DiBello from taking another feature event win. Crowe, Dave Doucette, Bailey Jacobs and Rob Richards completed the fast 5.

The night’s final feature event was the much anticipated 100 lap Peterborough Speedway debut for the APC Pro Late Model Series, with Josh Stade and Shawn Chenoweth on the front row. Unofficially, the top 5 finishers were Chenoweth, Dale Shaw, Dan McHattie, Linc Brown and J.R. Fitzpatrick. See www.apcracingseries.com for the full event report.

Qualifying heats earlier in the evening went to Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun drivers Ray Schroer, last week’s feature winner Sean Kennedy, Tiffany Vandebelt and Cody Fenton. Defending track champion Anthony DiBello, Rob Richards, rookie of the year hopeful Bailey Jacobs and Steve Mayhew took the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car preliminary rounds. Jamie Bound and Jessica James each scored a pair of OSCAAR Midget heat races. Rob Ross took the division’s ‘B’ main last chance qualifier.

Bullring bullet points: Drew Styler of Bracebridge, Ontario took home nearly $1100.00 in the night’s 50/50 draw…Dave Doucette made his first Peterborough Speedway start of the season. Adam Misener, who ran the 2014 Autumn Colours Classic made the tow from North Bay, Ontario but his effort was sidelined by mechanical issues without taking a green flag.

Action returns to Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval Saturday, July 25th when Country 105 presents the Mid-Summer Bash with the Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series divisions and a 100 lap endurance event. Pit gates open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstand unlocked at 5:00 and the first green flag at 6:00.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com  by liking the track’s page atwww.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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APC Pro Late Models to Make Their First Peterborough Speedway Start this Weekend

APC Pro Late Models to Make Their First Peterborough Speedway Start this Weekend

Since the first green flag on the 23rd of May, the provincial motorsports community has been buzzing about the inaugural season for the APC Pro Late Model tour. Saturday, July 18th, fans at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval get to see what all the excitement is about when the series makes its Peterborough Speedway debut.

With car counts in the upper 20’s and lower 30’s at each event, just earning a ticket to the dance has become one of the biggest obstacles for drivers. Fans can expect some of the familiar names including hometown favorites and past Autumn Colours Classic champions Dan McHattie and Chris Mitchell in attendance. Dwayne Baker, Dale Shaw, Jesse Kennedy and Shawn Chenoweth have won the first 4 races on the tour. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says crowds will be excited to see some of the biggest short-track racing names in the province perform on the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.

“It’ll be an exciting show,” said Josiasse. “I just might be tempted to dust-off my gear and get out there myself. Many of these drivers run here at Autumn Colours so they’re familiar with the track. Finding a set-up that’ll work for a 100 lap main event could be a challenge, but that will add to the entertainment factor of the show.”

In addition to the APC Pro Late Model tour stop – which also includes time trials – the Saturday, July 18th event at Peterborough Speedway will also include the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and OSCAAR Midget divisions, with kid’s bike races at intermission. Pit gates open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and racing getting underway at 6:00.

Looking ahead on the schedule, Country 105 presents the Mid-Summer Bash with Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series action, with a 100 endurance event Saturday, July 25th. Saturday, August 1st is the Chase for the Colours Touring Division Pole Qualifier, with the OSCAAR Super Late Models, Modifieds and Midgets – along with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun and Mini Stock classes.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com by liking the track’s page at www.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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Cavan, Ontario’s Dan McHattie (#71) and Peterborough’s Chris Mitchell will lead the hometown charge when the APC Pro Late Model tour comes to Peterborough Speedway Saturday, July 18th.

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Toonie Admission Night Turns on the FANS at Peterborough Speedway

Toonie Admission Night Turns on the FANS at Peterborough Speedway

It can be difficult to find a great night of entertainment for just $2.00, but 3 times each season Peterborough Speedway hosts a Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night. Saturday, July 11th a near capacity crowd saw an outstanding night of action with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Mini Stock, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series divisions.

Feature race action got underway with Ray Schroer and Brandon Feeney pacing the field of 21 starters to the Great Canadian RV green flag for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun 20 lapper. At the drop of the green flag, Terry Hubbard took the over the second spot early and by the time there were 12 laps complete, the leaders had caught the tail-end of the field. Sean Kennedy grabbed top spot a lap later and managed to hold-off a late race charge by Ryan Oosterholt to take his first win of the year. Schroer, Matthew Vanderbelt and Jeremy Kelly completed the top 5.

Bailey Jacobs and Steve Mayhew brought the pack of Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car pack to the stripe for their headline dance. Jacobs and Mayhew fought for the lead during the race’s early stages, while Howie Crowe looked for an advantage on the outside line. Daryl Fice – making his first start of the year – got the better of the front-runners before 10 laps showed on the scoreboard, but had defending track champion Anthony DiBello on his back bumper. As the pair worked around Eric Crowe, there was contact between the 3 cars that resulted in a red flag. With a 3 lap shootout to settle the score, Dan Archibald took the win. Howie Crowe, Mayhew, Dale Wood, in his first start of the season and Jacobs chased the #07 across the stripe.

With 20 laps on the table and a trip to Dart Heating and Air Conditioning victory lane waiting for the winner, Miles Tyson and Charlie Smith started on the front row for the Mini Stock feature tilt. Tyson had the dominant car early, but Tyler Junkin had moved into the runner-up spot with just a handful of laps complete. The lead duo ran up on a large pack of back markers with a dozen down and when Donovan Price hit the outside front stretch wall to create a green-white-checkered finish, Junkin grabbed the win. Brandon Hannah, Kyle Baker and Kevin Strutt finished-out the fast 5.

Travis Hallyburton and Paul Maltese had a pack of 14 hungry teams on their tail as the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Models rolled from the staging area for what would be an action-packed feature event. The yellow flag flew early when Jeff Toms cut a right front tire. Fellow invader Rick Walt took the top spot from Hallyburton with 5 laps complete and held the advantage until issues with a right-rear tire sent him pit-side late in the going. Hallyburton held back a charge from Dave Morgan for the win, with Tyler Betts, Mike Wallace and Amanda Connolly the top 5.

The final feature event of the night was a 25 lapper for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, with Corey Horner and Ryan Babin in control of the field. While Alex Lees and Babin were the class of the field early in the run, things tightened-up when Donny Beatty and Ryan Dick combined to bring out the first yellow flag on the 7th lap. Just a couple of circuits later, the first turn turned into a parking lot after Babin hit the retaining wall. Josh Gruntz needed to take evasive action down an escape route and the race was red flagged to check on the driver. Back under green, all eyes were on John Baker Jr. The crowd favourite made it 2 wins in a row, with a victory over Brad Stevenson, Lees, Beatty and Rob Warnes.

Qualifying heat wins earlier in the night went to Ryan Oosterholt with a pair, Sean Kennedy and Jordan Desroches in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun. Dan Archibald with a pair, Luke Gignac and Howie Crowe in the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Cars. Kevin Strutt, Donovan Price with a pair and Miles Tyson in the Mini Stocks. Dave Morgan, Amanda Connolly, Travis Hallyburton and Bryan Sudsbury in the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Models. Donny Beatty, Corey Horner, John Baker Jr. and Brad Stevenson for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series.

Bullring bullet points: The 50/50 draw paid $1266.00 to Patricia Barberstock of Belleville, Ontario…A number of Late Model teams including Travis and Thane Hallyburton, Rick Walt and Randy Bull made their first Peterborough Speedway starts of the season…Quick thinking by Art Rodgers during the Thunder Car red flag brought a fire under the hood of Tom Podd’s machine to the attention of track safety workers.

Next action at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval is Saturday, July 18th when the APC Pro Late Model Series checks-in for a 100 lapper. Also on the show will be the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and OSCAAR Midget divisions. Pit gates open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and the first green flag at 6:00.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com by liking the track’s page at www.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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1) Sean Kennedy (#9) grabbed his first Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun feature event win of the season – Saturday, July 11th – at Peterborough Speedway.

2) Dan Archibald (#07) posed for photos in Dart Heating & Air Conditioning Victory Lane after a Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car feature win – Saturday, July 11th – at Peterborough Speedway.

3) Tyler Junkin (#41) took advantage of a late race restart to record his second Mini Stock feature win of the year – Saturday, July 11th – at Peterborough Speedway.

4) Travis Hallyburton (#39) did some homework for the Autumn Colours Classic with an Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model feature win – Saturday, July 11th – at Peterborough Speedway.

5) Fan favourite John Baker Jr. (#63) scored his second consecutive Ontario Modifieds Racing Series feature win – Saturday, July 11th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night is Next for Peterborough Speedway

Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night is Next for Peterborough Speedway

Race fans from across Central Ontario will be looking under couch cushions, in cup holders and sock drawers for spare change.

Saturday, July 11th Peterborough Speedway will feature the season’s second Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Pepsi. Just a Toonie gets you through the gate for an exciting evening of stock car racing – with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Ontario Modified Racing Series divisions – on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

Midway through the night, teams from each class will bring their machines onto the track’s front stretch to allow fans to get a close-up look at the cars and meet the drivers. Peterborough Speedway owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says the events that appear 3 on the schedule 3 times each season are as popular with the racers as they are with the spectators.

“We have a solid fan base at every weekly show and everyone who comes through the gate has a favourite driver,” said Josiasse. “Young or old, the crowd enjoys the chance to see the racecars and talk to the people they see on the track at each show. The drivers are happy to answer questions, sign autographs and many bring along candy and treats to hand out. It’s always a great time for everyone.”

For the Saturday, July 11th Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night, pit gates will open at 2:00 with the spectator areas unlocked at 4:00 and the evening’s first green flag at 5:00.

Looking ahead on the schedule, the first appearance for the APC Pro Late Model Tour comes to Peterborough Speedway for a 100 lapper – along with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and OSCAAR Midgets – Saturday, July 18th. Country 105 presents the Mid-Summer Bash – with the Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series divisions – Saturday, July 25th.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track’s page at www.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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Currently 4th in the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model point standings, Jack Horner is looking for a strong finish to the 2015 season at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

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Willow Barberstock is Booked for an Appearance on ‘The CHEX Daily’

Willow Barberstock is Booked for an Appearance on ‘The CHEX Daily’

With a motorsports resume that includes multiple main event victories and the 2014 Peterborough Speedway Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun division track championship, Willow Barberstock has made headlines and earned some solid fan support for her on-track performance. Now, the talented 15 year-old racer from Stirling, Ontario will make an appearance on ‘The CHEX-TV Daily’ to promote the series of July events for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

The popular open-wheeled tour is scheduled to run 3 events this month on the Central Ontario speedplant. OMRS shows this season have featured close to 20 quality teams at each event, with some highly competitive action. Next on the agenda will be the second of this year’s Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Nights – presented by Pepsi – Saturday, July 11th.

Since getting her start winning races and championships against much older competition in a go kart at the legendary Mosport/Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course at the age of 8, Barberstock turned her first laps in a stock car during the 2012 edition of Peterborough Speedway’s marquee event – the Autumn Colours Classic – weeks before her 13th birthday. The following season, the 4Fun car became her regular weekly ride and her experience level grew as she turned laps on the track against some older and more knowledgeable competition.

“I really enjoy being at the track and spending time around the other drivers,” said Barberstock. “Everyone is so friendly and no matter how much they want to beat you once the green flag waves, they’re always willing to lend a hand or offer some helpful advice. When I’m not out there in my own car, I like to watch where everyone else is running and time their laps. It helps me provide some information to the people on my team that will make us better throughout the season. I’ve made so many wonderful friends over the years, there’s really no place I’d rather be.”

Barberstock’s promotional appearance will be on ‘The CHEX Daily’ on Peterborough’s CHEX-TV Thursday, July 9th with program co-anchor Teresa Kaszuba. The show will air live at 5:00 on Cogeco channel 12 in the Belleville/Trenton area. Station programming is also available on Shaw Direct and Bell Expressvu satellite across Canada. Check with individual providers for the channel location. Following the live broadcast, the segment will also be available at www.chextv.com.

Fans can follow Willow Barberstock on the Willow Barberstock Racing page at www.facebook.com and be sure to keep checking for www.willowbarberstockracing.com coming soon. Peterborough Speedway’s Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night – including the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – is slated for a 5:00 start Saturday, July 11th. See www.peterboroughspeedway.com for complete details.

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Stirling, Ontario’s Willow Barberstock – a racer with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – will be featured on ‘The CHEX Daily’ Monday, July 9th at 5:00 to promote the next OMRS event – Saturday, July 11th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval Hosts a Hot Night of Action

Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval Hosts a Hot Night of Action

Peterborough Speedway pulled the cover off a new month – Saturday, July 4th – as the Mini Stock, Renegade Truck and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model teams were joined by the INEX Ontario Legends and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series for an exciting night of edge of your seat action.

Feature race action got underway with a 20 lapper for the Mini Stocks, with Dwight Lavoie and Steven Brier on the front row. The pack was working through the backmarkers with just 6 laps on the scoreboard, as Lavoie had a 4 car battle in his rear-view mirror. Almonte, Ontario’s Nolan Gould grabbed the top spot at halfway, with current point leader Tyler Junkin chasing his back bumper. With drivers fighting for position throughout the pack, the feature ran caution free with Gould taking the win over Junkin. Brandon Hannah, Lavoie and Donovan Price finished out the top 5.

Billy O’Hara Jr. and opening night feature winner Tim Burke brought the Renegade Truck division to the Great Canadian RV green flag for a 15 lap affair. After a rough start that saw former track champion Bill O’Hara sent off the track for rough driving, things settled down with Chris Burrage taking his first feature win over Tim Burke and Jack Dallin.

Mark Gordon and Matt Spence brought the field of close to 15 Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model teams from the staging area for their 25 lap headline dance. As the pack had barely taken the green flag, Spence was sent spinning into the second turn wall after contact from Jack Horner. With 11 laps complete, Tyler Betts tapped Mike Wallace to bring out a yellow flag. Under the gentleman’s rule, Betts accepted responsibility for the incident and Wallace – who was running second – got his spot back. 17 laps showed on the scoreboard when Jeff Toms was sent spinning coming off the second turn. Gordon led every lap of the show for his first win of the season. Dan McHattie was second, with Al Shepstone, Dave Morgan and Betts following the lead duo across the line.

Alex Pacheco from Charlotte, North Carolina and Kevin Foisy brought the INEX Ontario Legends Series drivers to the stripe for their 25 lap feature. Pacheco, Nicholas Ledson and Foisy took off early, with Brian Saunders, Dave Riopelle and Cole Ledson chasing the lead trio. As the leaders scored the 7th lap, something broke on the #11 machine, sending Michael Glaze into the 3rd turn wall. The driver was unhurt, but the car was unable to continue. After 12 circuits, Foisy and Nick Ledson made contact entering the 3rd turn. Neither driver was hurt and each car to their place at the tail of the field for the restart. Pacheco took the win over Saunders. Nick Ledson made it back to 3rd at the checkers, with Riopelle and Foisy 4th and 5th.

Action wrapped-up with a 25 lap feature tilt for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series. Nick Lees and John Baker Jr. brought the field to the line, with Lees building a strong lead by the time there were 3 circuits complete. With the #09 in front, a 5 car dog fight was for second spot was being waged for about the first half of the event. Dan Price slowed on the track with 9 complete and 4 circuits later, JBJ would grab a lead he’d never relinquish. Lees held on for second, with Ryan Dick, Brad Stevenson and Donny Beatty completing the top 5.

Qualifying heat wins on the night went to Tyler Junkin with a pair, Donovan Price and Kevin Strutt in the Mini Stocks. Chris Burrage and Jack Dallin in the Renegade Truck field. Tyler Betts, Mike Wallace, Dave Morgan and Al Shepstone took the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model heats, with Nick Ledson, Kevin Foisy and Alex Pacheco grabbed the INEX Ontario Legends preliminary rounds. Nick Lees with a pair, John Baker Jr. and Alex Lees grabbed the OMRS checkered flags.

Bullring bullet points: Mike Wallace made his first start of the season in the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model field. Cavan, Ontario’s Dan McHattie took a turn in the #29 Late Model of Bryan Sudsbury, while 2014 Thunder Car track champion Anthony DiBello wheeled Cole McFadden’s #20…Brandon Feeney took advantage of a break in the schedule and ran his 4Fun car with the Mini Stocks…Doug Dallin drove his son Jordan’s machine in the Renegade Truck division.

Action returns to Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval Saturday, July 11th with the second Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Pepsi. Racing includes the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions, with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series. Pit gates open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and the first green flag at 5:00.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track’s page at www.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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1) Making his first start of the season, Nolan Gould (#28) of Almonte, Ontario took the Mini Stock feature event win – Saturday, July 4th – at Peterborough Speedway.

2) It was a rough and tumble night, but Chris Burrage (#9) claimed his first Renegade Truck division win – Saturday, July 4th – on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

3) There was another new face in Dart Heating & Air Conditioning Victory Lane as Mark Gordon (#52) took the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model feature – Saturday, July 4th – at Peterborough Speedway.

4) In their 4th show of the year, Alex Pacheco (#16) of Charlotte, North Carolina claimed the INEX Ontario Legends Series victory – Saturday, July 4th – at Peterborough Speedway.

5) The always entertaining John Baker Jr. (#63) delivered an animated acceptance speech after his Ontario Modifieds Racing Series feature win – Saturday, July 4th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Peterborough Speedway Names David Brown Head Technical Inspector

Peterborough Speedway Names David Brown Head Technical Inspector

It isn’t Daytona or Indianapolis, but weekly short track racers are as committed to finding their way to victory lane as the drivers who compete on the national stage. While the trophies and cheques aren’t quite as big, observance of the rule book and the overall safety of the equipment is just as important.

Drivers in every division at Peterborough Speedway are required to take their cars through the Reinhart Trailer’s Tech Lane to be inspected before going onto the track each week. The top 3 finishers in any main event are also examined following the race. After having a variety of individuals perform the task over the past couple of seasons, the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval is proud to welcome David Brown as its head technical inspector.

The 52 year-old from the Ottawa area is a familiar face to Central Ontario area racers. He performed the same duties at Kawartha Speedway and his hometown Capital City Speedway. There was also a tenure with the Quebec arm of the American-Canadian Tour and the former CASCAR Super Series. Brown says that ensuring the cars are safe is just as important as making sure the teams are following the rule book for their particular class.

“I’ve been around the sport almost my entire life and there isn’t much that I haven’t seen over the years,” said Brown. “Racecar drivers and team owners are very creative and have many diverse ways of interpreting the rule book. We’ll be doing random checks in a number of different areas for the balance of the season to be certain that teams aren’t trying to push the envelope.”

While he declined to identify specific areas of the cars that would be checked, Brown – who worked as a mechanic with OC Transpo in the Nation’s Capital – wants the teams to understand that the most important aspect of his job is providing a safe racing environment for drivers in every division at the track.

After the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier – Sunday, June 28th – was postponed due to rain, a new month of action at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City gets underway Saturday, July 4th. Mini Stock, Renegade Truck and the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions will be joined by the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series and Ontario Legends for Peterborough Speedway’s annual Autism Awareness Night. Pit gates will open at 3:00, with spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the first green flag at 6:00.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track’s page at www.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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With previous experience in a number of different touring series, Peterborough Speedway is pleased to announce to appointment of David Brown as the track’s head technical inspector.

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Autism Awareness Night Part of This Week’s Show at Peterborough Speedway

Autism Awareness Night Part of This Week’s Show at Peterborough Speedway

After having one of the year’s most anticipated events – the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier – postponed by rain, Peterborough Speedway shifts back into gear Saturday, July 4th with an action-packed night of racing. The Mini Stock, Renegade Truck and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions will be joined by the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series and the INEX Ontario Legends. It will be Autism Awareness Night at the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. Their work involves advocacy, government relations and responses to various issues that affect people with autism and their families. The Peterborough Chapter of Autism Ontario has a number of events planned throughout the summer and is always looking for volunteers to offer support and social activities to individuals and their families in Peterborough, Northumberland, Newcastle, Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

On the track, the Mini Stock, Renegade Truck and Late Model fields are still looking to have a repeat feature winner in this year’s action. A trend that began last year has continued so far in 2015, with a high level of competition in each class. For the Saturday, July 4th event, pit gates open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the first green flag of the night at 6:00.

In the point standings, Tyler Junkin leads the Mini Stock chase by 28 markers over Donovan Price, with Kevin Strutt 3rd. Feature race winners Jack Dallin and Tim Burke are 4 points apart in the Renegade Truck division, with Chris Burrage 3rd. Tyler Betts heads the Late Model field, with an 8 point cushion over veteran Dave Morgan. Mark Gordon sits 3rd, 18 points behind Betts.

Looking ahead on the calendar finds some marquee events coming to the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.

Saturday, July 11th is the year’s second Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night. The inaugural season of the APC Pro Late Model Series visits Saturday, July 18th and an exciting month of action closes with the Mid-Summer Bash – presented by Country 105 – Saturday, July 25th.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track’s page at www.facebook.com or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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A feature race win and some strong finishes has Ennismore, Ontario’s Tyler Junkin leading the Mini Stock point standings heading into the Saturday, July 4th event at Peterborough Speedway.

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Teams Punch Their Ticket for the Autumn Colours Classic Dance at Peterborough Speedway

Teams Punch Their Ticket for the Autumn Colours Classic Dance at Peterborough Speedway

There will be no racing Saturday, June 27th at Peterborough Speedway.

This weekend, the action shifts to Sunday, June 28th for the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifying Event – presented by Lucas Oil Products – with the afternoon’s first green flag at 2:30.

To say the Autumn Colours Classic is a major league motorsports attraction would be the ultimate understatement. In its 23rd year of existence, the 3 day extravaganza – staged October 9th, 10th and 11th – on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval is the event every short track racer in the province wants to add to their resume. With close to 300 entries, spread over almost 10 divisions, teams start doing their homework early in the year in an effort to be named the next Autumn Colours Classic champion. Local racer or invader, Peterborough Speedway owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse says it’s all about putting your best effort forward.

“Our home track regulars crave the chance to capture the winner’s hardware in front of our regular fan base,” said Josiasse. “With tracks from one end of the region to the other represented, this show is all about competition and putting together your strongest performance of the season. Each year, we have some first time runners taking a crack at things, alongside some of the most experienced short track racers in the industry.”

Sunday, June 28th the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier is the first of a pair of special shows that will help determine the starting order for what is known as the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing. Late Model teams – competing under the Earl Ireland Auto Sales banner – will run a 75 lap main event. Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock and Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car drivers will battle for 25, 30 and 40 laps respectively. The first and second place finishers in each feature race earn the front row Autumn Colours Classic starting spots for the Thanksgiving Weekend event.

In 2014, Nick Goetz, Terry Hubbard, Tyler Junkin and Ken Grubb claimed the ‘Chase’ checkered flags in the Late Model, 4Fun, Mini Stock and Thunder Car ‘A’ main events. In the annual Autumn Colours Classic headline dance, they finished 13th, 2nd, 2nd and 22nd respectively.

The Chase for the Colours pole qualifying show – presented by Lucas Oil Products – is one of the most popular single day events on Peterborough Speedway’s annual schedule. Pit gates for the Sunday, June 28th program open at 11:00, with the spectator areas unlocked at 1:00 and the day’s first green flag at 2:30.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by following the track on Facebook or Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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After a one year layoff, winning Sunday afternoon’s Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier at Peterborough Speedway would complete the comeback for Bowmanville, Ontario’s Bryan Sudsbury.

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The Final Fling of Spring Thrills Fans at Peterborough Speedway

The Final Fling of Spring Thrills Fans at Peterborough Speedway

With a new season set to debut the very next day, a strong group of Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and INEX Ontario Legend race teams gave the old one a rousing send-off – Saturday, June 20th – at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

Feature race action for the night got underway with a 20 lapper for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun teams, as Tiffany Vanderbelt and Brandon Feeney paced the pack to the Great Canadian RV green flag. Before the first lap had been completed, Ryan Oosterholt moved into the top spot and wasn’t challenged for the duration of the event. Even a yellow flag for a lap 13 incident between Cody Fenton and Criss Tuck couldn’t slow the charge to his second win of the year. Jeremy Kelly, Sean Kennedy, Ray Schroer and Doug Wills chased the driver of the #79 across the stripe.

Bailey Jacobs and Rob Richards brought the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car drivers from the staging area for their ‘A’ main, with 20 laps to settle the issue. Early contact between Fedele DiBello and Dan Archibald slowed the pace and by the time there were 4 laps complete, veteran Steve Mayhew was in charge of the field. He was challenged high and low by Archibald and Anthony DiBello with 9 down and DiBello took the spot with 14 circuits on the board and held on for his 3rd feature win of the year. Archibald, Mayhew, Jacobs and Richards completed the top 5.

With Mark Gordon and Jack Horner leading the way, the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model runners took to the track for their 25 lap shootout. Coming to the stripe to log the first lap, Dave Morgan and Cole McFadden made contact. After a quick pit stop, Morgan continued while McFadden’s ride was through for the night. Former OSCAAR Super Late Model runner Al Shepstone took the lead with 3-wide pass on the backstretch and would never give up the spot. Tyler Betts, Gordon, Morgan and Horner chased the winner to the line.

Action wrapped-up for the night with 25 laps of INEX Ontario Legends Series excitement. Cole Ledson and Kevin Foisy brought the field to the green flag. Even though it took 3 attempts to get the race underway, the Legends put a strong show on the track. A late race yellow put Foisy and Nicholas Ledson on the front row with 19 laps complete. Heading through the first and second turns, the pair made contact. Both cars were to be sent to the back of the field, but Ledson was unable to continue. After a 6 lap shootout, Brian Saunders picked-up his second win of the year. Cole Ledson was second, with Jacob Sheridan 3rd. Foisy rebounded to finish 4th, just ahead of Jamie Riberdy.

Sean Kennedy, Ryan Oosterholt, Ray Schroer and Keith Parkes took the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun heat races. Both of the night’s Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car qualifiers were won by Dan Archibald. Dave Morgan with a pair, Tyler Betts and Mark Gordon shared the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model preliminary rounds, while INEX Ontario Legend heat races went to Brian Saunders, with a pair, Nicholas Ledson and Kevin Foisy.

Bullring bullet points: Dan Archibald make his second Peterborough Speedway start of the year in the Thunder Car ranks. Bradley Robinson took his first career green flag in the same division. Doug Wills took a turn behind the wheel of the #64 4Fun machine, filling-in for Gary Fallis…After winning the event last week, Matthew VanDerBelt was the first car to retire from this week’s 4Fun division feature…Kyle Donaldson took a turn at the controls of Howie Crowe’s #28 Thunder Car…In a special Father’s Day draw, Ronald Sayeau won a Peterborough Speedway fan package, including a race night in one of the track’s tower suites.

Peterborough Speedway takes Saturday, June 27th off, but will host the annual Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifying Event Sunday, June 28th. The Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model teams will compete in extra distance feature events that will determine the front row starting spots for the 23rd Annual Autumn Colours Classic. Pit gates will open at 11:00, with spectator grandstand access at 1:00 and the afternoon’s first green flag at 2:30.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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1) For the second time this season, Ryan Oosterholt (#79) scored the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun feature win – Saturday, June 20th – at Peterborough Speedway.

2) With his Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car main event victory – Saturday, June 20th – Anthony DiBello (#16) became Peterborough Speedway’s first 3 time winner of the 2015 season.

3) A daring 3-wide pass paved the way for Al Shepstone (#55) to claim the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model feature win – Saturday, June 20th – at Peterborough Speedway.

4) A strong overall performance gave Brian Saunders (#15s) a pair of heat race victories and his second INEX Ontario Legends Series feature win of the year – Saturday, June 20th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Peterborough Speedway Feeds the Need for Motorsports Excitement

Peterborough Speedway Feeds the Need for Motorsports Excitement

The motorsports experience Central Ontario craves roars back to life Saturday, June 20th with a thrilling night of action featuring the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and INEX Ontario Legend divisions. As a special attraction, there will also be kid’s barrel races at intermission.

While it’s technically still early in the calendar, a trend that began last year has continued in 2015. In the most recent night of action, each of the feature race winners logged their first checkered flag of the season. In all of the track’s 5 regular divisions, the only driver with more than one main event win in the same division is last year’s Thunder Car track champion Anthony DiBello, who visited Dart Heating and Air Conditioning victory lane Saturday, May 16th and Saturday, June 6th. Ryan Oosterholt has a pair of ‘A’ main wins, coming in the 4Fun and Mini Stock divisions. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says the fans have been impressed with seeing different drivers in the winner’s circle.

“Everyone loves to share in the excitement of a race win by their favourite driver and our regular fan base has had plenty to cheer about over the last couple of seasons,” said Josiasse. “We’re definitely spreading things around where the checkered flags are concerned and that gets people talking and competitive racing week-to-week puts people in the seats.”

Even in the special guest divisions – where the INEX Ontario Legends Series has logged a pair of starts – there has yet to be a repeat winner. Their cars may be maintained in the same shops, but Brian Saunders and Kevin Foisy have claimed checkered flags on May 16th and June 6th respectively.

On Saturday, June 20th – which will be the final Saturday night show for the month – pit gates will open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00. Racing will get underway at 6:00.

Bullring bullet points: Peterborough Speedway will take Saturday, June 27th off, but will host the annual Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifying Event Sunday, June 28th. The Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model teams will compete in extra distance feature events that will determine the front row starting spots for the 23rd Annual Autumn Colours Classic. Pit gates will open at 11:00, with spectator grandstand access at 1:00 and the afternoon’s first green flag at 2:30.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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The Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun teams will be ready for their next round of action – Saturday, June 20th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Turning Some Hot Laps Under the Warm Sun at Peterborough Speedway

Turning Some Hot Laps Under the Warm Sun at Peterborough Speedway

Race fans got everything they could possibly want from a late spring Saturday night at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. The lightning quick Can Am TQ Midgets joined the hometown favorites in the Mini Stock, Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Renegade Truck and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions for a stellar show Saturday, June 13th.

Feature race action got underway with a 20 lapper for the Mini Stock field, as Ross Couture and Darryl Anthony paced the pack to the Great Canadian RV green flag. With just a single lap on the scoreboard, the yellow flag flew for a turn 2 incident involving Anthony and Brandon Hannah. With 6 laps complete, Paul Hannah and Dwight Lavoie came together on their way into the 3rd turn in a crash that also collected Brandon Hannah. On the restart, Kevin Strutt and last week’s feature winner Tyler Junkin were in control of the field. With a late race pass, former track champion Ryan Oosterholt took the checkered flag over Tyler Junkin, Kevin Strutt, Donovan Price and Paul Hannah.

Steve Foster and Amanda Connolly – each making their first starts of the year, brought the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Models to the stripe for a 25 lap headline dance. With a pair of laps on the board Kevin Buscher, Matt Spence and Cole McFadden were involved on the front stretch. Near halfway, Steve Foster took control the issue, but gave up the top spot to Ryan Kimball with 14 laps down. As the lap counter rolled 16 complete, the yellow flag flew again as Bryan Sudsbury spun on the backstretch. On the same caution period, Jack Horner headed pit-side for a quick fix. Kimball would restart flanked by Foster, with Dave Morgan and Tyler Betts a row behind. A hard hit by Spence and Al Shepstone into the 3rd turn wall saw the red flag displayed, but neither driver was injured. There was hard racing throughout the field as Kimball took the win. Morgan, Mark Gordon, Betts and Foster finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

With Ray Schroer and Jeremy Kelly on the point, the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun teams were set for a 20 lapper. Ryan Oosterholt jumped out to an early lead – of sometimes as much as a half a track – with Schroer and Cody Fenton filling out the top 3. The yellow flag flew with 12 complete for debris in the 2nd turn. Over the closing stages, Oosterholt maintained his advantage, but Matthew VanDerBelt was closing quickly on the leader. The driver of the #69 would take the win by the width of a front bumper, over Oosterholt. Sean Kennedy, James Townsend and Tiffany VanDebelt completed the top 5.

A pair of former track champions – Bill O’Hara and Jack Dallin – brought the Renegade Truck division starters from the staging area for their 15 lap main event. A number of yellow flags sorted out the finishing order, with Jack Dallin taking the win over Tim Burke. Chris Burridge, Jordan Dallin and Bill O’Hara Jr.

The night’s final feature event of the night belonged to the Can Am TQ Midgets, who brought 17 starters to the line. After surviving a late race yellow flag for an incident between Todd Cresswell and James Marche, Mack DeMan took the win over Darren McLennan, Ryan Fraser, Brandon Zavarella and Lucas Smith. Follow the series through their 50th anniversary season at www.canammidgets.com.

Qualifying heat race wins went to Ryan Oosterholt, Brandon Hannah, Steve Brier and Dwight Lavoie in the Mini Stock field. Bryan Sudsbury, Tyler Betts, defending track champion Ryan Kimball and Jeff Toms took the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model preliminary rounds. Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun qualifiers went to Sean Kennedy with a pair, Cody Fenton and Matthew VanDerBelt. Jack Dallin and Tim Burke shared the Renegade Truck division opening rounds. Darren McLennan and Adrian Stahle took the Can Am Midget heat races. Mack DeMan won the ‘B’ Main last chance qualifier.

Bullring bullet points: Peterborough Speedway regular John Ferguson pocketed the $461.00 payoff in the 50/50 draw…The 3 Parkes Racing cars in the 4Fun division were all in attendance, but with different drivers due to a family commitment…Several drivers including Brad Lavalle, Donovan Price, Matthew VanDerBelt and Cody Fenton participated in the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series ‘Test a Mod’ program earlier in the day.

Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval hosts action with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and INEX Ontario Legend divisions Saturday, June 20th. Pit gates open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the night’s first green flag at 6:00.

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1) In his first start in the division this season, Ryan Oosterholt (#79) scored the Mini Stock feature win – Saturday, June 13th – at Peterborough Speedway.

2) Defending Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model track champion Ryan Kimball (#73) took advantage of a break in his busy schedule and claimed a main event win – Saturday, June 13th – at Peterborough Speedway.

3) It took him until the last lap to make the pass, but Matthew VanDerBelt (#69) grabbed the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun feature win – Saturday, June 13th – at Peterborough Speedway.

4) 2014 Renegade Truck division track champion Jack Dallin (#07) made it to Dart Heating and Air Conditioning Victory Lane – Saturday, June 13th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval is Set for a Saturday Night Showdown

Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval is Set for a Saturday Night Showdown

Solid early season shows have Peterborough Speedway’s 2015 calendar off to a rocking start. Car counts have been great and spectator interest is strong. It’s the perfect combination for an exciting campaign at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says he’s pleased to see the way things have gotten underway.

“This is exactly how I hoped the season would start,” said Josiasse. “Other than the May 30th rainout – which is nothing we can control – I think things are going according to plan. Fans are seeing some exciting racing and we’re barely a month into the schedule. I like where we’re headed and the best is still to come.”

Losing one event to weather may seem as a negative point to some, but on a positive note, it has allowed Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model driver Tyler Betts and Renegade Truck runner Tim Burke to tell their sponsors, fans, family and friends that they’ve been leading the points in their respective divisions since the start of the year. Each driver won the main event during the Saturday, May 16th season opener and their classes have yet to return to action.

Racing returns to the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval Saturday, June 13th as the Can Am TQ Midgets join the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Renegade Truck and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions. There will also be kid’s bike races during the intermission. Pit gates open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the night’s first green flag at 6:00.

Looking ahead on the agenda finds the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifying event slated for a 2:30 start Sunday, June 28th. Extra distance events for the 4Fun, Mini Stock, Thunder Car and Late Model teams will help determine guaranteed starting spots for the 23rd Annual Autumn Colours Classic in October. Saturday, July 18th the APC Pro Late Model Series will make its Peterborough Speedway debut for a 100 lap spectacular, along with the 4Fun, Thunder Car and OSCAAR Midget divisions.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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Former track champion Ryan Oosterholt (#79) and Ray Schroer are off to a great start to the 2015 season in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun division at Peterborough Speedway.

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