The next generation’s hardcore race fan is developing their passion for the sport in the grandstand of the hometown speedway. Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval is saying ‘thanks’ to its supporters of all ages, as Pepsi presents the year’s final Summer Toonie Spectator Admission/Fan Appreciation Night – Saturday, August 19th – at Peterborough Speedway.
It’ll be the 3rd event of the season’s Hot August Night Racing Series, with the Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, Thunder Car, Organics & Glass Late Model and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series divisions. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says its going to be an action-packed night.
“With only 3 shows remaining in the 2017 regular season, drivers in all of our weekly divisions will be looking to gain an advantage in the point standings,” Josiasse said. “Across the board, the battles are tight and things could come to the final of the feature events at the Championship Clash to determine the title holder in each class.”
The Thunder Car division will be back in action for the first time since July 29th. Anthony DiBello is the current point leader, over Bailey Jacobs and James Townsend and will be looking for his 3rd championship in 4 seasons. Renegade Truck teams return to the schedule after about a month’s absence, with Tim Burke at the top of the standings. Stacy Switzer and Carrson Hennessy sit 2nd and 3rd.
Saturday, August 19th pit gates will open at 2:00, with spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and racing getting underway at 5:00. General admission is just $2.00, with an on-track autograph session and driver meet and greet at intermission.
Schedule information and the latest news can always be found by logging onto www.peterboroughspeedway.com, by liking the Peterborough Speedway Facebook page or following the track on Twitter. Fans can also download the free app on their Smartphone.