By OntarioOval.com – Canada Weekend is already upon us and a jam packed schedule of racing is on tap. Each week we preview the upcoming races in Ontario right here in Weekend Preview.
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 June 29th to July 2nd
Friday, June 29th – Delaware Speedway near London, Ontario plays host to yet another major event in 2012 as the Canada Day 100 for Late Models takes place. The Delaware Trucks will also compete on Friday night. Spectator gates open at 6pm, the special Jesse’s Journey Walk takes place at 7:30pm and racing starts at 8pm. For complete details visit www.delawarespeedway.com.
Friday, June 29th – Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario returns to action with a full lineup which includes Fastrak Late Models, DIRTcar Sportsman, Street Stocks, Pro 4 Trucks, Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks. Vintage Cars will also be on the card. Gates open at 6pm while racing gets underway at 7:15pm. For more information visit www.humberstonespeedway.com.
Friday, June 29th – Ohsweken Speedway near Brantford, Ontario features Kids Night with Box Car Races for youngsters at intermission. On the racing schedule will be the Corr/Pak Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, Bombers and the International Modified Lite Championship Tour. Gates open at 6pm, hot laps are at 7:20pm and racing ation starts at 7:45pm. For more information visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.
Friday, June 29th – Varney Speedway Motorplex in Durham, Ontario has a busy weekend scheduled. Things start Friday night with a 3 hour 50/50 Enduro. Racing will begin at 7pm. For more details visit www.varneymotorspeedway.com.
Saturday, June 30th – Barrie Speedway near Barrie, Ontario will host Fan Appreciation Night featuring the Limited Late Models, Thunder Cars, Pure Stocks, Junkyard 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, June 30th – Brighton Speedway will celebrate the long weekend with the Canada Day Championships for DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Comp 4 and Stingers. Grandstands open at 5pm and the racing begins at 7pm. For more details visit www.brightonspeedway.com.
Saturday, June 30th – Brockville Ontario Speedway will return to action with a full slate of DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman, Street Stocks and Rookies. The DIRTcar Sportsman Dash will also take place. Gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm. For more information visit www.brockvillespeedway.com.
Saturday, June 30th – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport) will host the Ontario Legends plus a Thunder Car Invitational. Also on the schedule will be the Late Models and Pure Stocks. Visit www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com and www.ontariolegends.ca for more information.
Saturday, June 30th – Emo Speedway will celebrate Canada Day with celebrations along with racing in all three regular divisions lined up including the WISSOTA Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks. Hot laps will begin at 7pm, with racing at 7:30pm. For more details visit www.borderlandracing.com
Saturday, June 30th – Flamboro Speedway near Hamilton, Ontario a regular night or racing featuring Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, and F4 Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, grandstands open at 5pm, qualifying begins at 6pm, and main events begin at 8pm. For more information visit www.flamborospeedway.ca.
Saturday, June 30th – Grand Bend Speedway gets back to racing with a 50 Lap Mini Truck race and a 40 Lap Junior Late Models feature plus 9hp Mini Sprints, Jr. A Micro Sprints and Jr. B Micro Sprints. Pits open at 3pm with racing beginning at 6pm. For complete details log on to www.grandbendspeedway.com.
Saturday, June 30th – Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario will host its only Sprint Car event of the year with a visit from the Empire Super Sprints. Also on the card will be the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Hoosier Stocks, and the second qualifier for the Ironman Enduro. $1 Hot Dogs and Fireworks will also be featured to help celebrate Canada Day weekend. Pit Gates Open at 5pm, Grandstands Open at 5:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. For more information visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.
Saturday, June 30th – Sauble Speedway in Sauble Falls, Ontario will host the Can-Am Midgets and Hurricane Midgets plus Thunder Cars, Street Stocks, Jr. Late Models & Lawn Mowers. Pit gates open at 4pm and the grandstands open at 5pm. Visit www.saublespeedway.ca, www.canammidgets.com and www.hurricanemidgets.com for more information.
Saturday, June 30th – South Buxton Raceway near Chatham, Ontario will host the International Modified Lite Championship Tour plus UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Sport Stocks and Comp 4’s. The main Grandstand gates open at 5:30pm while racing starts at 7pm. For more information visit www.southbuxtonraceway.com.
Saturday, June 30th – Sunset Speedway in Innisfil, Ontario has a special night of action lined up with a visit from the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models, Canadian Vintage Modifieds and the Ontario Pro Challenge Series. Spectator gates open at 5pm with racing beginning at 6:30pm. For complete details visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca, www.OSCAAR.ca, www.vintagemods.com and www.prochallengeracing.com.
Saturday, June 30th – Varney Speedway Motorplex in Durham, Ontario will kick off its second night of three straight during the weekend with Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders and the always popular Trains on the card. Racing will begin at 7pm. For more details visit www.varneymotorspeedway.com.
Sunday, July 1st – Cornwall Motor Speedway will host the DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds 100 Lap event plus DIRTcar Sportsman, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, Semi Pro’s and Mini Stocks. 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, July 1st – Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario will race for a second time during the weekend with the Canada Day Special featuring 358 Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Pro 4 Trucks and a 30 Lap Enduro. Gates open at 6pm while racing gets underway at 7:15pm. For more information visit www.humberstonespeedway.com.
Sunday, July 1st – Peterborough Speedway will host its first major event of the season with the Chase For The Colours where winners will lock themselves on to the front row for the Autumn Colours Classic in October. Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, Four Fun and the OSCAAR Modifieds will all be in competition. Grandstands open at 1pm, and racing begins at 2:30pm. For more details, check out www.peterboroughspeedway.com.
Sunday, July 1st – Varney Speedway Motorplex in Durham, Ontario will host the Canada Day Showdown with 75 Laps for Late Models featuring NASCAR Canadian Tire Series drivers Mark Dilley and Scott Steckly. The Can-Am Midgets will join the card for the afternoon of action. Racing will begin at 2pm. For more details visit www.varneymotorspeedway.com and www.canammidgets.com.
Monday, July 2nd – Laird International Raceway in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario will host the Red & White 50 Lap race for Super Late Models plus Outlaw Modifieds, Modifieds, Factory Stock, Xtreme Fours, Factory Four and Kids Rides. Gates open at 5:30 and racing will begin at 6:30pm. For more details visit www.lairdraceway.com.
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!