With the 2013 season just days away, Peterborough Speedway officials are putting the finishing touches on plans for the new campaign before the green flag waves. In a perfect world, you’d lock the gates at the end of one season and unlock them again when the next one begins. As any track promoter will tell you, there’s nothing perfect about the world of short track stock car racing. Grandstand seats need to be checked and repaired. Fences around the facility require attention and everything must be given the once-over twice prior to the opening night.
This year’s winter months were especially busy for owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse and his team at Canada’s Toughest 1/3rd Mile Oval. The return of the Thunder Car class meant updating a rulebook and registering drivers. There will also be new runners in other classes, making for an exciting time of year for the tight bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the LiftlockCity. Even with all the changes, some things will remain the same. The promotional team is very pleased to announce the return of Vanguard Self Storage as the title sponsor for the Late Model division.
“We’re thrilled to have Vanguard Self Storage back with us for 2013,” said Josiasse. “A solid support program is as important for the speedway as it is for the drivers who race here. Our Late Model field could have as many as 10 new drivers this year. That will make for some exhilarating battles on a week-to-week basis and a championship chase that could go right down to the final night of the year.”
Located at 1604 Chemong Road in Peterborough, Vanguard Self Storage has offered area residents modern, safe, clean and convenient storage units, with sizes to suit everyone’s needs since 2008. For more information, visit www.vanguardselfstorage.ca or call 705.741.2002. Company vice president Bert Grant says everyone at Vanguard Self Storage is looking forward to the new season and being part of the Peterborough Speedway program.
“The staff and I are eager for the year to get rolling,” said Grant. “We’re happy to return as the Late Model division’s sponsor for a second consecutive season and wish all drivers the best of luck throughout the year.”
Country 105 presents Peterborough Speedway’s 2013 season opener – with free spectator grandstand admission – Saturday, May 18th. Gates open at 4:00, with racing starting at 6:00. Fans can follow the track on Facebook and Twitter and look to www.peterboroughspeedway.com for the latest news and schedule information.