Some of the most exciting action in Peterborough Speedway’s 2019 season came with the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stocks. With close to 40 different teams taking at least one green flag during the recently completed schedule, a string of solid finishes throughout the year help pave the way to Corey Strawn clinching the overall title. The top 5 drivers in the point standings – Chris Tubman, Sean Kennedy, Ryan Oosterholt and Steve Finnegan – were just 80 behind the leader.
“This is where it all gets started around here”, said Peterborough Speedway track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse. “A lot of drivers join this division looking to get their feet wet and gain some experience in the sport. We’ve had some very impressive numbers in the class over the years and several of our drivers have moved up through the ranks into other cars as their confidence and talent levels have increased.”
With a layout that can be tough to drive and get a handle on right away, the 2019 Bone Stock freshman class at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road produced some very encouraging results. Returning to action for the first time since the closure of the former Canadian Tire Motorsport Park oval, Oshawa’s Kyle Hope scored a 10th place point finish in his inaugural Peterborough Speedway schedule.
Local weekly racing has long been recognised as a family vocation. The #6 and #06 teams from Lavalle Racing finished 7th and 15th in the standings, while the #45 and #21 rides from Novis Motorsports were 8th and 11th in the final 2019 running order.
“Some teams put their toys away right after the year’s final checkered flag waives, while others keep right on tweaking and tuning things throughout the off-season,” confirmed Josiasse. “We know there’ll be some changes in the line-up when the new schedule kicks-off on Victoria Day Weekend in 2020, but whatever routine suits a particular racer, we’ll have a strong field of Bone Stock competition once the green flag flies.”
Bullring bullet points: Peterborough Speedway will hold a driver’s meeting Sunday, December 1st – the night after the track’s annual awards celebration – at the Best Western Otonabee Inn, 84 Landsdowne Street East in Peterborough. Driver registration for the 2020 season will open at noon, with the rules meeting for all divisions starting at 1:00. Sign-up at the meeting for the year and save $40.00. Your registration is just $140.00, plus HST. Renew your pit pad during the driver’s gathering and save $20.00. Pay just $120.00, plus HST.
Be sure to keep an eye on www.peterboroughspeedway.com, as well as the track’s Facebook and Twitter social media platforms for the latest information and up to the minute pre-season news.