Hot August Night Racing Series Continues at Peterborough Speedway

They’re turning up the heat at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

Excitement is rampant as the point battles tighten-up in all 5 regular divisions at Peterborough Speedway and anticipation builds with every wave of the Great Canadian RV green flag. Saturday, August 8th action in the Hot August Night Racing Series returns, as the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Breast Cancer Society 100 and a Kawartha Coupes & Coaches Vintage Modified Invitational will join the hometown Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock and Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car classes.

Turn-by-turn, lap after lap fans have witnessed some incredibly close racing throughout the 2015 campaign and with only 5 regularly scheduled events remaining on the calendar, every position gained on the racetrack will help determine the overall championships and earn bragging rights at the season-ending awards banquet. Peterborough Speedway owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says the tight point chases have made the track the talk of the town.

“Word is spreading faster than the Thunder Car field coming off the 4th turn to the checkered flag,” said Josiasse. “People are getting great value for their motorsports entertainment dollar and they’re telling their friends. Each week, we have new faces coming through the gate and they like what they see. It’s all about building momentum and then keeping up the pace.”

For the Saturday, August 8th show, pit gates will open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the night’s first green flag at 6:00.

Looking ahead on the schedule finds the year’s final Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night – presented by Pepsi – on Saturday, August 15th. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series and INEX Ontario Legends will be joined by Peterborough Speedway’s Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions. Saturday, August 22nd will find the Mini Stock, Renegade Truck, Thunder Car, Late Model and OMRS Mod teams looking to earn a trip to Dart Heating and Air Conditioning victory lane.

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Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media 

After battling tooth and nail for the 2014 Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car title, Howie Crowe (#28) trails Anthony DiBello by just 29 points heading into this weekend’s action at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media,