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 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 11th – 13th
Friday, May 11th - Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario returns to action after a successful season opener. A full slate of all six regular divisions are on the card including the Fastrack Late Models, DIRTcar Sportsman, Street Stocks, Pro 4 Trucks, Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks. Gates open at 6pm while racing gets underway at 7:15pm. For more information visit www.humberstonespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 12th - Barrie Speedway opened the season last Saturday night and enters week two of the season with a full lineup of Limited Late Models, Thunder Cars, Pure Stocks and King of the Hill races. Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. For full details visit www.barriespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 12th - Brighton Speedway gets back into action after last weeks season opener with all five regular divisions in action. The schedule includes DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Comp 4 and Stingers plus a Comp 4 Mechanics Race. It will also be Bumper Sticker and $1.00 Jumbo Hot Dog Night at the track. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstands open at 5pm and the racing begins at 7pm. For more details visit www.brightonspeedway.com.
Saturday, May 12th - Brockville Ontario Speedway kicks off 2012 on Saturday night with a full slate of racing in the BOBFM / Ken Seymour Memorial Season Opener. All four regular divisions including the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman, Street Stocks and Rookies will compete as well as the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club. Gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm. For more information visit www.brockvillespeedway.com and www.easternontariovintagestockcarclub.com.
Saturday, May 12th - Flamboro Speedway will host its first Midgets and Modifieds night of the year. The Can-Am Midgets, Hurricane Midgets and Canadian Vintage Modifieds will all launch their 2012 seasons. Flamboro’s new Pure Stock division will also return to action after a week off. Large car counts are expected for all three visiting tours including the Hurricane Midgets who plan to have over 30 cars in attendance. Pit Gates Open at 4pm, Grandstands Open at 5pm, Qualifying begins at 6:30pm and the Main Events start at 8pm. for more information visit www.flamborospeedway.ca, www.canammidgets.com, www.hurricanemidgets.com and www.vintagemods.com.
Saturday, May 12th - Grand Bend Speedway gets its 2012 season underway with a full card of racing. All five regular divisions will 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 12th - Merrittville Speedway will host another busy night of racing on Saturday featuring the first King of the Crates 40 lap series race of the season for the DIRTcar Sportsman. Also on the menu will be the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Hoosier Stocks, Mod Lites and 4 Cylinders. It will also be Kid’s Club registration night for all the junior fans in attendance. Pit Gates Open at 5pm, Grandstands Open at 5:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. For more information visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 12th - South Buxton Raceway launched its 2012 campaign last week and will once again return with a full slate of action this Saturday. The UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Sport Stocks and Comp 4 will all be in competition. It will also be Best Appearing Award night for all four classes as the sharpest rides in each division will be announced. The main Grandstand gates open at 5:30pm while racing starts at 7pm. For more information visit www.southbuxtonraceway.com.
Saturday, May 12th - Sunset Speedway will head into its second week of racing with full card of Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. The Ontario Pro Challenge Series will also be on hand to compete in their first race of 2012. The big story last week was Mike Bentley’s hard hit in the Late Model feature, however the good news is that he will be back with a new ride for week two. Spectator gates open at 4:30pm with racing beginning at 6pm. For complete details visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca and www.prochallengeracing.com.
ALSO RACING… will be the Southern Ontario Sprints along with a number of Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car teams from Ohsweken at the 1st Annual Can-Am Sprint Car Challenge at Autodrome Granby in Granby, Quebec. Qualifying begins on Friday, May 11th with the main events taking place Saturday, May 12th. For more information visit www.southernontariosprints.com or www.autodrome-granby.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!