The last time the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series was at Peterborough Speedway, the second generation runner had a strong run snatched away by a judgement error on a late race restart. The father of 2 from Newcastle, Ontario wasn’t about to see that happen again and picked-up the 25-lap feature win – Saturday, August 14th – at the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd Mile Oval.
After scoring a pair of qualifying heat race wins, Strawn took the main event green flag in 7th place. He wasn’t long moving toward the front of the pack, taking 3rd and then the runner-up spot before the pace was slowed for the first of 2 yellow flags. Taking the lead on a restart, the No. 77 piece showed its strength for the rest of the race.
“Things got a little bunched-up during the early stages of the race and we were all looking for a spot,” admitted the driver. “Once everything sorted itself out, I was able to find a comfortable rhythm and concentrate on hitting my marks. Winning a race is never easy, but the car felt really good and it was great to wheel into victory lane on such a strong night.”
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, presented by GEN-3 Electrical – Saturday, August 14th – Peterborough Speedway: Chad Strawn, Alex Cuzzilla, John Baker Jr., Nicholas Ledson, Bob Franks, Rick Warnes, Shane Pollock, Willow Barberstock, Ben Gruntz, Randy Hollingsworth.
Heat race wins: Chad Strawn (x2), Alex Cuzzilla, John Baker Jr.
2021 OMRS Notebook: The driver line-up for this year was bolstered by a pair of new teams. Nicholas Ledson wheeled the No. 22 for JDC Motorsports and former Ontario Legends Series driver Shane Pollock took a turn in the No. 41 car, a former Duane Cinnamon ride…Ontario Modifieds Racing Series action returns Saturday, September 4th at Peterborough Speedway.
2021 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule and Results
All events held at Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, July 17th: John Baker Jr.
Top 5: Cuzzilla, Warnes, Franks, Strawn
Saturday, August 14th: Chad Strawn
Top 5: Cuzzilla, Baker Jr., Ledson, Franks
Saturday, September 4th
2021 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, presented by GEN-3 Electrical action is sponsored by All or Nothing Brewhouse, Sterling Tire, Bourque Transmission, Conview Concrete, Thinkpath Design, TNT Performance Products and Clarke Motorsports Communications.