Even with the nickname Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval, Peterborough Speedway is known as a driver’s track. Finding your way to Dart Heating & Air Conditioning Victory Lane can come down to a number of different factors, but having a perfect race car isn’t usually one of them. Any driver in any of the divisions competing at this year’s Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – has a realistic chance of taking home the hardware from a win at the 23rd edition of the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing.
In past seasons, feature event fields in most divisions were comprised of more than 20 starters. A toss of a coin here or there could make the difference between a top 5 finish and a trip to the winner’s circle. More often than not, a solid run could be decided by some good racing luck. With Autumn Colours drawing the best of the best from tracks all across the province, repeat winners have been rare. Dwayne Baker took the Limited Late Model wins in 2012 and 2013, while Mike Bentley won the Pro Late Model main events in the same years.
The 23rd Annual Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – takes the green flag Friday, October 9th practice and first round qualifying for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model, Pro Late Model and OSCAAR Modified divisions. Pit gates will open at 10:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and racing at 6:00. Action will continue throughout the weekend with plenty of excitement scheduled for Saturday, October 10th and feature events on the agenda Sunday, October 11th.
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