Posted on 18 May 2012.
By OntarioOval.com – The 2012 short track racing season is officially underway and OntarioOval.com will be previewing the events held each week here in Ontario.
Throughout the year we encourage people to visit our SCHEDULE section to find out what is happening at their favourite race tracks. Also, returning for the 2012 season is the popular OntarioOval.com SUPER SCHEDULE which is a compilation of every schedule from every track in the province. For the hardcore Ontario short track fan, this is a schedule like none other.
Weekend Preview: Weekend of May 18th – 21st
Friday, May 18th – Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario kicks off the holiday weekend with the John Puhl Memorial featuring DIRTcar Sportsman, Street Stocks, Pro 4 Trucks, Pure Stocks, and Vintage Cars, plus School Bus Rides. Gates open at 6pm while racing gets underway at 7:15pm. For more information visit www.humberstonespeedway.com.
Friday, May 18th – Varney Speedway Motorplex celebrates the season opener, and begins a busy weekend with a 3 hour 50/50 Enduro on Friday night. Tech inspection is at 5pm, and the green flag drops at 7pm. For more details visit www.varneymotorspeedway.com
Saturday, May 19th – Barrie Speedway enters week three of the season with a full lineup of Limited Late Models, Thunder Cars, Pure Stocks, Junk Yard Dogs, and King of the Hill races. Pit gates open at 3pm, grandstands open at 5pm, and racing begins at 7pm. For full details visit www.barriespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 19th – Brighton Speedway has a big night on tap as the Southern Ontario Sprints tour will be in town for the first of six dates at the track this season. Pro Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Comp 4’s will also be in action, along with Brighton’s second annual chili contest. Pit gates open at 1pm, Grandstands open at 5pm and the racing begins at 7pm. For more details visit www.brightonspeedway.com and www.southernontariosprints.com.
Saturday, May 19th – Brockville Ontario Speedway has round two of the season with a full slate of racing, including the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman St. Lawrence Seaway Sportsman Series 40 lap feature, Street Stocks, and Rookies. Gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm. For more information visit www.brockvillespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 19th – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport) has the Victoria Day Speedfest this weekend, and the oval track is part of the action with racing on Saturday night. Late Models, Thunder Cars, Pure Stocks, and Open Wheel Modifieds are all part of the show. Visit www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com for more information.
Saturday, May 19th – Emo Speedway opens the 2012 season with WISSOTA Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Tire Races at intermission. Hot laps will begin at 7pm, with racing at 7:30pm. For more details visit www.borderlandracing.com
Saturday, May 19th – Flamboro Speedway gets back to regular racing on Saturday, with Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, and F4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, grandstands open at 5pm, qualifying begins at 6:30pm, and main events begin at 8:00pm. For more information visit www.flamborospeedway.ca.
Saturday, May 19th – Grand Bend Speedway has a special event as the Can/Am Legends Series rolls into town. All five regular divisions will also be in action, including the Jr. A Micro Sprints, Jr. B Micro Sprints, Mini Sprints, Junior Late Models, and Mini Trucks. Pit gates open at 3pm while racing starts at 6pm. For complete details log on to www.grandbendspeedway.com.
Saturday, May 19th – Merrittville Speedway has the first of two nights of holiday weekend racing as the International Modified Lite Championship Tour will pay a visit. Also racing are the Hoosier Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. Pit Gates Open at 5pm, Grandstands Open at 5:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. For more information visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 19th – Peterborough Speedway has Opening Ceremonies on Saturday night, with Late Models, Mini Stocks, Renegade Trucks, Four Funs, and the Ontario Legends Series. Pit gates open at 2pm, grandstands open at 4pm, and racing begins at 6pm. Best of all, admission is FREE for opening night. For more details, check out www.peterboroughspeedway.com and www.ontariolegends.ca
Saturday, May 19th – Sauble Speedway is another track opening the 2012 season on Saturday night. Late Models, Thunder Cars, Street Stocks, and 4 Cylinders are all part of the first night of Sauble’s doubleheader weekend. Pit gates open at 4pm and the grandstands open at 5pm. Visit www.saublespeedway.ca for more information.
Saturday, May 19th – South Buxton Raceway has another full slate of action this Saturday with UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Sport Stocks and Comp 4 all on the card. The main Grandstand gates open at 5:30pm while racing starts at 7pm. For more information visit www.southbuxtonraceway.com.
Saturday, May 19th – Sunset Speedway is back with a full card of Late Models, Super Stocks, and Mini Stocks for the Saturday night portion of a doubleheader weekend. Spectator gates open at 4:30pm with racing beginning at 6pm. For complete details visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca.
Saturday, May 19th – Varney Speedway Motorplex continues a tripleheader weekend with the first night of competitions for regular divisions, including Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, 4 Funs, and the always popular Train races. Racing will begin at 7pm. For more details visit www.varneymotorspeedway.com
Sunday, May 20th – Cornwall Motor Speedway opens the 2012 season in fine style, with the Canadian Nationals 358 DIRTcar Modified Series 100 lapper. Pro Stocks, DIRTcar Sportsman, Semi-Pro, and Mini Stocks are also on the card. Pit gates open at 3:30pm, time trials at 6:30pm, and racing will begin at 7pm. For more information visit www.cornwallspeedway.com
Sunday, May 20th – Humberstone Speedway has the second half of their two-race weekend with FASTRAK Late Models, 358 Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks, plus a 30 lap Eve of Destruction Enduro Qualifier, and Victoria Day weekend fireworks display. Racing gets underway at 7:15pm. For more information visit www.humberstonespeedway.com and www.fastrakracing.com
Sunday, May 20th – Peterborough Speedway is back in action with the $10,000 Spring Scuffle Enduro 250. Pit gates open at 11:30am, spectator gates open at 1:30pm, and racing begins at 2:30pm. Visit www.peterboroughspeedway.com for more information.
Sunday, May 20th – Sauble Speedway is back with more holiday weekend racing. Late Models, 4 Cylinders, and Jr. Late Models are all part of the Sunday night show. Pit gates open at 4pm and the grandstands open at 5pm. Visit www.saublespeedway.ca for more information.
Sunday, May 20th – Sunset Speedway has a highly-anticipated event, as the OSCAAR Super Late Model series debuts for 2012. OSCAAR’s new Modified tour will also race for the first time, along with the Can-Am Midget series. Spectator gates open at 4:30pm, with racing starting at 6pm. Visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca, www.oscaar.ca, and www.canammidgets.com for more information.
Sunday, May 20th – Varney Speedway Motorplex finishes a busy weekend off with the opening race of the Ontario Sportsman Series Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup season. Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and 4 Fun cars will also be in action. Racing will begin at 2pm. For more details visit www.varneymotorspeedway.com and www.lucasoilsportsmancup.com.
Monday, May 21st – Merrittville Speedway finishes the holiday weekend off with a spectacular Monday night lineup, headlined by the 358 Modified Super DIRTcar series. Hoosier Stocks will be back for a “Big 6″ Series event, plus an Enduro Qualifier is also on tap. Visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com and www.dirtcar.com for more information.
ALSO RACING… will be the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will kick off its 2012 season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport) on Sunday, May 20th. Defending series champion Scott Steckley along with all the other top drivers will compete on the twists and turns of the newly refurbised road course. For more information visit www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com or http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/canadian_tire_series
Stay tuned each week as we preview the upcoming race events happening in Ontario. Plus, make sure to visit our SUPER SCHEDULE to plan your next trip to an Ontario oval!