For many Central Ontario race fans, it was almost like a day without sunshine. COVID-19 forced the postponement of the 2020 edition of the Autumn Colours Classic, but officials at Peterborough Speedway have confirmed that the 3-day season-ending spectacular – presented by Lucas Oil and Pure Country 105 – will return October 8th, 9th and 10th at Canada’s Toughest 3rd Mile Oval. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says he is thrilled to be able to share the news that the province’s popular weekend is coming back.
“The way things have changed over the last couple of years, its great to pass along some positive information to our fans,” Josiasse said. “Autumn Colours has been a Peterborough Speedway tradition for close to 30 years and we were determined to see the event return in 2021. Some of the final details still need to be ironed-out, but we’re moving full speed ahead with plans for the Thanksgiving Weekend event.”
As in in the past, Josiasse says the opening day of the Fall finale will be devoted to technical inspection, a first round of qualifying for Bone Stock, Mini Stock, Super Stock, Legend, OSCAAR Hot Rod and Modified divisions and the annual Young Guns’ events for selected Mini Stock and Super Stock racers. Spectator gates open at 5:00, with racing at 6:00.
Saturday, October 9th has the 2nd round of qualifying, time trials for the Late Model/Pro Late Models plus ‘B’ features for the Bone Stocks, Mini Stocks and Super Stocks. Main events for the Midgets and Pro Sprints. Grandstands open at 2:00, with the first green flag at 3:30.
The weekend wraps-up with a full Sunday afternoon of feature events including Bone Stock, Mini Stock, Super Stock, Modifieds, Legends, Hot Rods and the 2021 running of the Electric City 167 for Late Model and Pro Late Models. Gates open at 11:30, with racing at 12:30.
Full event details can be found by visiting the track website and selecting the ‘Autumn Colours’ drop-down menu. Order your advance tickets now at www.eventsprout.com/event/28th-annual-autumn-colours-classic-october-8-10-2021-2. There is also a ‘buy tickets’ link on the track home page.
2021 Autumn Colours Classic housekeeping: Campsite reservations from 2020 will be honoured for the 2021 edition of the race, with forms mailed out from the track office…The team registration/intent to compete questionnaire is available on the Autumn Colours drop-down menu of the track website or via www.firethornmarketing.formstack.com/forms/2021_autumn_colours_classic_registration …Staff will also host an open practice session Saturday, October 2nd that will be followed by an informal award’s presentation for the 2021 regular season.
Don’t miss the 2021 Autumn Colours Classic, presented by Lucas Oil and Pure Country 105 – October 8th, 9th and 10th – at Peterborough Speedway. Find complete event details at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or on the track’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media platforms.