Things may be quiet now, but Saturday, May 18th everything will change when Canada’s Toughest 1/3rd Mile Paved Oval roars to life as Peterborough Speedway drops the green flag on a new campaign of short track racing excitement. Country 105 presents the 2013 season opener with free spectator grandstand admission. Gates open at 4:00, with racing – featuring Battlefield Four Fun, Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stocks, Moi Parry Spring Service Renegade Trucks, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Cars, Legends and Vanguard Self Storage Late Models – rolling to the line at 6:00.
Fans can expect an exciting calendar of events at the tight bull ring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the LiftlockCity. The thrills will start in the pit area with the return of the Thunder Cars – featuring 2012 Kawartha champion Matt Spence and fan favourite Dan Price – for the first time since 2006 and extend all the way around the track. New drivers are expected in each division, including the father and son team of Craig and Brandt Graham of Orono, Ontario in the Late Model and Mini Stock divisions respectively. Peterborough Speedway owner/promoter JP Josiasse says the holiday weekend lid-lifter is a great way to show the crowd what they’ll be able to expect throughout the year.
“To say that I’m excited about this season would be an understatement,” said Josiasse with a broad smile. “I’m taking calls, receiving e-mail and fax messages in the office morning, noon and night. Registration forms are coming in the mail, being dropped-off in person and arriving by courier daily. We’re expecting strong numbers in each class, but won’t have the actual car counts confirmed until we start lining-up the qualifying events on opening night.”
Track officials have scheduled special Fan Appreciation Nights, presented by Pepsi – with toonie spectator grandstand admission – for June 1st, July 20th and August 17th. The Country 105 sponsored Mid-Summer Shootout – with extended distance feature races for the 5 regular divisions – is on the calendar for Saturday, July 13th. As always, racing wraps-up for the year with the Lucas Oil Products Autumn Colours Classic. This year’s edition – the 21st annual – is booked for Friday, Saturday and Sunday – October 11th through 13th and promises fans and competitors from one end of the province to the other an action-packed thrill ride.
In addition to the 5 regular divisions, fans will also see the OSCAAR Super Late Models, OSCAAR Modifieds and the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series during the 2013 agenda. Follow Peterborough Speedway on Facebook or Twitter and be sure to bookmark www.peterboroughspeedway.com to keep up with the latest news throughout the year.
Get ready for the ultimate in short-track motorsports excitement, starting with the Country 105 season opener – featuring free spectator grandstand admission – Saturday, May 18th at Peterborough Speedway.