Central Ontario’s motorsports community knows no other event that compares to the 24th Annual Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – at Peterborough Speedway. The 3-day late season spectacular – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 7th to 9th – brings 10 action-packed racing divisions to fight it out on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval for a combination of prestige and bragging rights that will last through a driver’s entire career.
With 116 laps on the agenda, the Pro Late Model feature event that will close-out the 24th edition of the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing is nearly 50 circuits longer than any of the weekend’s other ‘A’ mains. Teams won’t only be looking for a checkered flag of their own, they’ll also be looking to put an end to a win streak by Shawn Chenoweth. Beginning with last year’s APC Series tour stop, the Ayr, Ontario native has owned a 3 race win streak at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.
“I don’t feel like there’s any pressure on me to win again. The Pro Late Model division has some of the most talented drivers in the province, so its really anyone’s ballgame,” said the 32 year-old Chenoweth, who recently clinched the division championship at Flamboro Speedway. “The team will use the practice sessions and qualifying events to put together the best possible set-up for our equipment. All we can do is prepare the car as best we can and approach the weekend’s event the same way as we have in the past.”
Chenoweth – who finished 3rd in this year’s APC Pro Late Model Series standings – says he’ll be bringing a brand new piece into action at the Autumn Colours Classic, while Andy Kamrath, who himself is a former Jiffy Lube Mini Stock champion of the event has rented the car that found its way to the 3 straight Peterborough Speedway wins.
The 24th Annual Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – gets underway Friday, October 7th and continues throughout the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend at Peterborough Speedway. The opening day’s activities will include pre-race inspection and practice, along with opening round qualifying for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Late Model, Pro Late Model and OSCAAR Modified divisions; as well as the APC Auto Parts Young Guns Races in the Mini Stock and Thunder Car classes. Pit gates will open at 10:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and racing getting underway at 6:00.
Full schedule details for the annual Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing – along with up to the minute news and results – are always available at www.peterboroughspeedway.com and selecting ‘Autumn Colours’ from the drop-down choices. You can also like the track on Facebook or follow it on Twitter. Fans can download the free Peterborough Speedway app for their Smartphone.