In a perfect world, every race season at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval would just go on and on and on. Even though it seems like things just got underway, Peterborough Speedway’s 2016 campaign will reach its unofficial halfway point – Saturday, July 23rd – when Country 105 presents the Mid-Summer Bash.
As the countdown continues to the 24th Annual Autumn Colours Classic, fans will be treated to an exciting night of action with the Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series divisions. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says there is still plenty of great racing on the agenda.
“We’ve had some outstanding shows that have kept the fans on the edge of their seats,” said Josiasse. “In 5 of the last 6 weekly events, there has been at least one feature race that has been run from start-to-finish without a caution flag. That type of performance offers the crowd some excellent racing throughout the pack and the outcome isn’t usually decided until the field comes off the 4th turn in a charge toward the checkered flag.”
For the Mid-Summer Bash – Saturday, July 23rd – pit gates will open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00. The night’s first qualifying heat will hit the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City at 6:00.
Looking ahead at the schedule finds the Touring Chase for the Autumn Colours Classic – with the OSCAAR Super Late Models, Modifieds, Midgets and Pro Midgets – along with the home track 4Fun and Mini Stocks on the program for Saturday, July 30th. The annual appearance of the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series – also featuring the 4Fun, Mini Stock, Thunder Car and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – takes the stage Saturday, August 6th.
Bullring Bullet Points: The Kid’s Bike Races that were delayed due to time constraints the night of the APC Pro Late Model event will be held during the intermission Saturday, July 23rd at the Mid-Summer Bash
Full schedule details, along with up to the minute news and results are always available at www.peterboroughspeedway.com, by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.