Many businesses would mark a momentous occasion with a red carpet. In racing vernacular, ‘red’ means stop and Peterborough Speedway has no intentions of slowing down. Even though 2017’s first green flag isn’t on the agenda until the Victoria Day long weekend, track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse and the team at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval are already making plans for the venue’s 50th anniversary season.
“Many things have changed since the days when the track was known as Westgate Speedway,” said Josiasse. “One thing that has remained constant over the years is a commitment to give every fan who comes through the gate the best value for their entertainment dollar. We’re happy to have the level of support we enjoy every season and courage comments and feedback through our web-site and social media platforms.”
Josiasse says they’re working on some exciting anniversary promotions for the upcoming schedule, but also pointed-out that the popular Country 105 season opener – with free spectator grandstand admission – as well as the 3 Fan Appreciation/Toonie Grandstand Admission Nights – presented by Pepsi – would return in 2017. The track will also host special events featuring OSCAAR, the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, INEX Ontario Legends and the APC Pro Late Model tour to compliment its regular Saturday night shows throughout the year.
“Even with the plans we’re working on to mark the 50th Anniversary of the speedway, the official schedule won’t be released until the annual Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo – March 10th through 12th – at the International Centre in Toronto,” said Josiasse. “From there, we’ll also be part of a number of special events that will include displays at the Peterborough Home, Cottage and Country Show – March 31st to April 2nd – at the Evinrude Centre and at the Lindsay Square Mall, April 23rd through 30th. Fans have come to expect our participation at the pre-season events and we already have a number of drivers and teams lined-up to show-off their new colours.”
Bullring bullet points: Keep on top of all the 50th Anniversary news for Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval by logging onto www.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. Fans can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.