Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Checks in at Peterborough Speedway
Round 1 went into the record books with a first time main event winner. Saturday, June 22nd, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. and Gen-3 Electrical – pays its second visit of the year at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.
“Our teams hadn’t raced together as a group since last year’s Championship Clash at Peterborough so everyone was looking forward to getting the new season underway,” said Randy Hollingsworth, who along with Rick Warnes and Bill Pickford make-up the OMRS set of officials. “It took a couple of weeks longer than everyone had expected, but we were all happy to see each other and get back on the track to put on a show for the fans.”
Hollingsworth says the season opening event had several twists and turns in addition to the ones on the racetrack. The trip to victory lane by Josh Gruntz was the first main event win of his career. There were a few heat race triumphs over the years and one night when he raced at Mosport, they had trophies for the top 3 and he finished 3rd. Dwight Brown’s 3rd place run left him tied for 2nd place in the early season standings. The former series champion is using #61 as a tribute to his stepfather Bill Pickford, instead of his customary #2.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series point standings
#77c Chad Strawn 71
#63 John Baker Jr. 67
#61 Dwight Brown 67
#31 Josh Gruntz 67
#09 Nick/Alex Lees 62
#77 Brad Stevenson 60
#58 Rob Warnes 58
#90 Rick Warnes 57
#72 Bob Franks 57
#62w Willow Barberstock 51
#62 Randy Hollingsworth 51
#50 Alex Cuzzilla 48
#69 Craig Scott 10
To learn more about the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. and Gen-3 Electrical – schedule, visit the group’s social media platform, www.facebook.com/OMRS or look for the newly redesigned web-site www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com.
For over a decade, Torque Builders Inc. has worked with partners and clients in the construction industry, offering new, general construction services, renovations and retrofits in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector. See www.torquebuilders.com to find out more. The 2019 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series tour is also supported by Complete Mechanical, Borque Transmission, Gen-3 Electrical, Thinkpath Design, Conview Concrete, Sterling Tire and Clarke Motorsports Communications.