Hometown racing returned to Central Ontario Saturday, May 28th as Peterborough Speedway kicked-off its 2022 season. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, presented by GEN-3 Electrical opened a new schedule, with Chad Strawn wheeling his No. 77 machine into victory lane.
With Randy Hollingsworth and Bob Franks on the front row, Strawn – who had started outside the 2nd row – wasted little time moving to the head of the pack, as a 3-wide battle for the lead developed before the field had scored as much as a single lap. The pace was slowed for the race’s first yellow flag with 3 laps showing on the board.
Multi-time series champion John Baker Jr. moved into the runner-up spot on the restart, with Rob Richards – in his maiden voyage with OMRS – sitting 3rd. Another caution, with 8 laps complete saw Baker Jr.’s No. 63 ride head to the infield pit lane with rear-end issues that brought his season opening run to an end. That opened the door for Alex Cuzzilla to take the 2nd spot but try as he might, he couldn’t wrestle the lead away from Strawn who scored the opening round win.
Richards, Tyler Bouillon – who was also making his first start with the tour – Rick Warnes, Bob Franks, Rob Warnes, Willow Barberstock, Randy Hollingsworth and John Baker Jr. rounded-out the top 10 finishers.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: Cuzzilla had a pair of qualifying heat wins, with Strawn and Baker Jr. taking the others…The father and son duo of Rick and Rob Warnes arrived at the track after qualifying and started deep in the main event line-up…Willow Barberstock and Tyler Bouillon also arrived after practice and qualifying had concluded…OMRS teams will return to Peterborough Speedway Saturday, June 25th.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series 2022 event schedule
Saturday, May 28th Peterborough Speedway
Main event winner: Chad Strawn
Saturday, June 25th Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, July 2nd Flamboro Speedway
Saturday, July 23rd Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, July 30th Flamboro Speedway
Kid’s Ride Night
Saturday, August 13th Peterborough Speedway
Fan Appreciation Night.
$4.00 grandstand admission
Saturday, August 20th Peterborough Speedway
Inaugural Bill Pickford Memorial
Saturday, September 3rd Peterborough Speedway
2022 Championship Clash
The 2022 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series schedule is presented by
GEN-3 Electrical and sponsored in part by TNT Performance Products, Conview Concrete, Sterling Tire, Thinkpath Design, Bourque Transmission, All or Nothing Brewhouse and Clarke Motorsports Communications.
Learn more about the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series by liking the OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Facebook group or see www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com.