The action and excitement of a brand-new race season is about to come to life across the province and the Eastern Ontario Legends Series is ready to make headlines. The name may be different, but there’ll be no mistaking the brand of exhilaration that fans can expect with this year’s tour – presented by Trailers Plus – rolls to the starting line.
Under the guidance of a new board of directors, a roster of championship calibre competition including Nicholas and Cole Ledson, Matt Haufe, Adam Cuthbertson, Cole McFadden and Dave Riopelle. Veteran campaigners like fan favourite Bill Mason, Jamie MacArthur, Robin Jongen and Terry McClelland, along with newcomers Rob Murray, Joe Sherman, Andrew Massey and Shawn Murray are just some of the names fans can expect to tackle an agenda of 4 different venues during the season and deliver the goods.
Things get rolling Saturday, May 20th, continuing its long-standing relationship at Peterborough Speedway with 7 regular season events during the 50th Anniversary schedule at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. There has also been a renewed interest from Sunset Speedway, with a handful of shows including a national qualifier Saturday, August 5th. Eastern Ontario Legends Series teams will also be part of a pair of Friday night OSCAAR dates – June 2nd and July 21st – at Kawartha. Grand Bend Speedway has a solo 2017 event on Saturday, September 9th. Andrew McFadden – speaking on behalf of the EOLS Board that also includes Jeff Drimmie, Geordie Ledson and Kevin Foisy – says the tour is looking to make headlines.
“We’re aiming to be strong right out of the box,” McFadden said. “There’s a solid point fund in place and our race purses offer the teams some impressive payout numbers, right across the board. We’re looking to take this series to places its never been before and based on the feedback we’ve had so far, it looks like we’re headed in the right direction. Teams are excited to hit the track and can’t wait for the first green flag.”
McFadden says that having the National Qualifiers on the schedule will give Eastern Ontario Legends Series Racers some extra incentive to put their best effort forward. They’ll be looking to earn a preferred starting spot for the finale at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bull Ring, October 12th to 15th.