Early in the year, Mother Nature got in the way of the second event on Peterborough Speedway’s schedule. One of the special guest divisions that night was the Ontario Pro Challenge Series. Saturday, August 18th they’ll be on the agenda – along with the Hoosier Racing Tire Ontario Outlaw Super Late Models and the home track Jiffy Lube Mini Stocks and Super Stocks – plus Kid’s Barrel Races during the intermission at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.
“Our group was really hoping to get a show in the books, but that’s just the way things go sometimes,” said series spokesperson Garry Shortt. “At least the teams were able to run some practice laps before the rain came. That gave them a chance to put some notes in their set-up files for when we come back Saturday night. That’ll give them something to build on before the green flag flies.”
Shortt says its been an eventful season so far. Tim Norris has held the tour’s hottest hand and leads the point standings over Bryan Stevanus, Sean Warren, Rick Seeley and Peter Hattin. Warren picked-up the Pro Challenge checkered flag Saturday, August 11th at Sunset Speedway. The series has stops at Flamboro Speedway – Saturday, September 8th and Sunset – Saturday, September 22nd following this weekend’s Peterborough Speedway date. For full series details, see www.prochallengeracing.com.
With a busy night of action on the schedule for Saturday, August 18th, pit gates will open at noon, with spectator grandstands unlocked at 3:00 and the first Great Canadian RV green flag at 5:00.
Looking ahead on the calendar finds the year’s final Summer Toonie Night, presented by Pepsi coming-up Saturday, August 25th. Spectator grandstand admission is just $2.00 for a night of racing that includes the home track Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Super Stock and Late Model divisions, with the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series and a Fan Appreciation autograph session at intermission. See www.peterboroughspeedway.com or the track’s Facebook and Twitter social media platforms for full event details.
Peterborough Speedway has offered Central Ontario’s best family motorsports entertainment for over half a century. The annual schedule concludes with the Autumn Colours Classic, Thanksgiving Weekend. This year’s 26th edition features the inaugural Electric City 167, a combine event for Limited and Pro Late Model teams. Full details can be found by selecting the ‘Autumn Colours’ tab from the track web-site.