Several different touring divisions roll through the pit gates at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval during the course of a regular season, but it’s the weekly home track classes that pack the stands with family members, neighbours and friends. Kick-off your Canada Day Weekend Saturday, June 30th as Peterborough Speedway hosts the Cottage Country Dash for Cash events – presented by Lucas Oil Products – for the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, Super Stock and Late Model teams.
“We have Fan Appreciation Nights 3 times a year, but every race program could be considered a driver appreciation,” said track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse. “Everyone who sits in the grandstand has a favourite racer that they cheer for every week. Some of them have a family heritage that has been part of the Peterborough Speedway tradition in one way or another since the track’s inception more than half a century ago.”
While the exact format is still being reviewed by track officials, the Saturday, June 30th Dash for Cash events will feature 10 lap Shootouts – in addition to a complete race program – for each of the 5 regular divisions at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road west of the Liftlock City. Pit gates will open at 1:30, with spectator admission at 4:00 and racing hits the track at 5:00.
The season’s 2nd Summer Toonie Night – presented by Pepsi – with $2.00 grandstand admission is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th . On track action will include the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock. Late Model divisions; with the Outlaw Midgets and a 50 lap main event for the Peterborough Speedway Super Stocks. Check the track web-site for schedule details and start times.
“Our car counts have been strong across the board and that has led to some excellent racing in every division,” J.P. Josiasse said. “Its still quite early to think about capturing a 2018 track championship, but that won’t keep our drivers from looking for every possible advantage they can gain in the title fight.”
Fans can find the latest news and complete schedule details by checking www.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the Peterborough Speedway page on Facebook or following the track on Twitter. There is also a free app available for Smartphone users.