A legend in stock car racing Peterborough Speedway is thrilled to celebrate its 45th anniversary. In preparation for the celebrations we are excited to release a schedule full of action and excitement. With the times changing like they are so does the 2012 schedule, it will be more concentrated giving drivers those needed nights off, while at the same time making almost every night something special. The comprehensive schedule features all our regular divisions from the Battlefield Equipment Rental Four Funs, Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stocks, Moi Parry Springs Renegade Trucks, Late Models and Legends.
Traveling series making a stop in 2012 at Canada’s toughest third mile include the Hurricane Midgets, TQ Midgets, and Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup, 3 stops for both the OSCAAR Super Late Models and Modifieds. These series coupled with our regular Divisions will give fans a wide variety of entertainment.
The enduro series will once again run both Saturday night 100 lap events accompanied by full card of racing and several 250 lap events, one being under the lights on Sept 15. A significant addition to the enduro schedule is the $10,000 Spring Scuffle endurance with the winner walking away with $5000. The scuffle will be a different format which will be released shortly.
Other highlights for 2012 include the return of Summer Toonie Nights on Saturday June 9, July 21 & Sunday Aug 19. A new addition for this upcoming season is carload night on Saturday July 7 and of course opening night will be free general admission as has become a tradition at Peterborough.
As part of the 45th anniversary celebration, we are developing a wall of fame to recognize people that have left their mark on Peterborough Speedway. This will not be limited to drivers. The inaugural induction ceremony will be held on Saturday June 2nd. At this time the first 10 will be inducted with 4 to follow every year.
Along with celebrating the Speedway’s 45th anniversary the Annual Autumn Colours reaches a significant mile stone celebrating its 20th anniversary. The event will also undergo a number changes to bring it to another level. Because of the magnitude of this event we have ended our regular season earlier to allow for the needed time to prepare for the 20th running of the Autumn Colours Classic. One significant change comes with the Chase for the Colours, the top two finishers in each event on that July 1st weekend will earn the coveted starting spots at the Autumn Colours “The Front Row”. Additional information on qualifying will be released in the next few months.
With our focus on family entertainment, a wide array of kids activities are also scheduled for the upcoming season ranging from Kids Bike Races, Barrel Races and Kids Rides making a night out at Peterborough Speedway a true family night.
Over the course of the year we will be releasing more details and additional events to keep you informed about the action and celebrations at Peterborough Speedway.