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 25th – 30th
Friday, May 25th - Delaware Speedway has undergone many changes during the offseason and will get its 2012 schedule underway with the Pre-Season Shootout. Late Models, Super Stocks and Trucks will all compete for the first checkered flags of the year at the London, Ontario area track. Spectator gates open at 6pm with racing starting at 8pm. For complete details visit www.delawarespeedway.com.
Friday, May 25th - Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario will give fans the opportunity to get up and close to their favourite drivers with an autograph session this week. Racing action features the Fastrak 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.
Friday, May 25th - Ohsweken Speedway will open the gates for the first time in 2012 after three weeks of practice. A full slate of Friday Night Thunder is on tap including the Corr/Pak Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks and Bombers. Also on the card will be 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.
Saturday, May 26th - Barrie Speedway will open its gates for week four of competition just outside Barrie, Ontario. Limited Late Models, Thunder Cars, Pure Stocks, King of the Hill and the Ontario Legends Series are all on the docket for Saturday night. Pit gates open at 3pm, grandstands open at 5pm, and racing begins at 7pm. For full details visit www.barriespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 26th - Brighton Speedway will see all five of its regular divisions return to action after the first visit by the SOS last week. On the schedule are the DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Comp 4 and Stongers. Grandstands open at 5pm and the racing begins at 7pm. For more details visit www.brightonspeedway.com.
Saturday, May 26th - Brockville Ontario Speedway returns to action for the third week of the season with DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Rookies on the card. The evening will also feature a 20 lap Enduro. Gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm. For more information visit www.brockvillespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 26th - Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport) returns to action featuring Late Models, Thunder Cars and Pure Stocks. Spectator gates open at 5pm with racing getting underway at 6pm. Visit www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com for more information.
Saturday, May 26th - Delaware Speedway hosts its first Enduro and Bone Stock raceday of the year. With new rules implemented its sure to be a day of action with some carnage thrown in. Spectator gates open at 1pm with racing beginning at 2pm. For complete details visit www.delawarespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 26th - Emo Speedway has a full slate on tap for its second night of competition with the Emo Walleye Classic & Drivers Introduction Night. Fans will also get to decide who will take home the Best Appearing car awards. All three regular divisions will take to the track featuring 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, May 26th - Flamboro Speedway will be dishing out double points on Saturday night for the Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, and Pure Stocks. Fans will also get to see the entertaining 3/4 scale Ontario Pro Challenge Series take to the Flamboro oval for the second time in 2012. 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 and www.prochallengeracing.com.
Saturday, May 26th - Grand Bend Speedway will return to action for the second week of competition with all five regular divisions doing battle on the Bullring by the Beach. Jr. A Micro Sprints, Jr. B Micro Sprints, Mini Sprints, Junior Late Models, and Mini Trucks will all be on the card on Saturday night. Pit gates open at 3pm while racing starts at 6pm. For complete details log on to www.grandbendspeedway.com.
Saturday, May 26th - Merrittville Speedway is coming off of a busy Victoria Day weekend and returns to action with all six regular divisions on the schedule. The highlight event will be the Triple Crown race for 4 cylinders while DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks and Mod-Lites also take to the track. Pit Gates Open at 5pm, Grandstands Open at 5:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. For more information visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.
Saturday, May 26th - Peterborough Speedway gets right back at it after a successful season opener last week. A full lineup of Late Models, Mini Stocks, Renegade Trucks and Four Fun will compete. The fast and action packed Hurricane Midgets will invade the 1/3 mile for the first time in 2012 as well bringing a full field of cars. Kids will also get a chance to take some laps around the track during the Kid’s Ride Session. Pit gates open at 3pm, grandstands open at 5pm, and racing begins at 6pm. Best of all, admission is FREE for opening night. For more details, check out www.peterboroughspeedway.com and www.hurricanemidgets.com.
Saturday, May 26th - Sauble Speedway is returning to action for the second week of the season with a lineup of Thunder Cars, Street Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. Pit gates open at 4pm and the grandstands open at 5pm. Visit www.saublespeedway.ca for more information.
Saturday, May 26th - South Buxton Raceway returns to action on Saturday night 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 26th - Sunset Speedway has another busy weekend scheduled with racing both Saturday and Sunday night. The first half of the doublehead features all three regular divisions which includes the Limited Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks Spectator gates open at 4:30pm with racing beginning at 6pm. For complete details visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca.
Saturday, May 26th - Varney Speedway Motorplex gets right back to racing after a successful tripleheader Victoria Day weekend. This week the Limited Late Models, All-Pro Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders and 4 Funs will all compete. Racing will begin at 7pm. For more details visit www.varneymotorspeedway.com
Sunday, May 27th - Cornwall Motor Speedway will allow fans to get up close and person with the drivers with an autograph session. All five divisions will take to the track featuring the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Semi-Pro 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, May 20th - Sunset Speedway continues its doubleheader weekend in a major way with the first installment of the MRE Pro Series 75 Lap feature for Pro Late Models. Also on the card will be Thunder Car/Super Stock and Mini Stock Invitationals. Spectator gates open at 2:30pm, with racing starting at 4pm. Visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca.
Wednesday, May 30th - Capital City Speedway enters its second week of competition after opening 2012 in front of the Rogers TV cameras last week. A full slate of Late Models, Thunder Cars, Legends, Mini Stocks and Four Fun will take to the track in competition. Racing in the Nation’s Capital begins at 7:15pm. For more details visit www.capitalcityspeedway.ca.
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!