Hometown Late Model teams will be ready to rock when the 2019 season gets underway on Saturday, May 18 at Peterborough Speedway. Hometown Late Model teams will be ready to rock when the 2019 season gets underway on Saturday, May 18 at Peterborough Speedway. Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Over Half a Century of Saturday Night Thrills at Peterborough Speedway

Written by  Jim Clarke on Monday, 24 December 2018 09:37

PETERBOROUGH, ON (December 24, 2018)- Short track stock car racing is alive and well at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval.

Opening night is still more than six months away, but the Peterborough Speedway promotional team is already hard at work putting together plans for the upcoming schedule. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says that this is a very busy time of year.

“Heading into our 52nd consecutive season of operation, we want to make sure everything is ready when our drivers and teams roll through the pit gates,” Josiasse said. “Everyone puts their off-season focus toward getting things prepared to take the years first green flag and we have to make sure that our effort matches theirs. In 2018, we had a great turnout in each of our regular divisions and all indications point to the same thing happening when we kick-off the new schedule.”

In addition to the five weekly hometown classes, Josiasse says the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road is expecting to see the same touring series – including the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup, Ontario Pro Challenge, Ontario Outlaw Super Late Models, Can-Am TQ Midgets and more – back on the 2019 agenda. Fans can also expect to see regular appearances by the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series and the Eastern Ontario Legends when the new season gets rolling on the Victoria Day holiday weekend.

“Our main goal has always been to give the people what they want,” said J.P. Josiasse. “The comments our staff gets at the track and through our Facebook and Twitter social media platforms helps us put together a winning schedule. With that in mind, we’ve decided to add the popular OSCAAR Hot Rod Series to the line-up for the 27th running of the Autumn Colours Classic and will likely be announcing even more changes as the 2019 season opener gets closer.”

Find out why Peterborough Speedway is Central Ontario’s racing destination. Pick-up a Super Pass that gets you close to every minute of the action, all season long for only $225. That more than $60 off the price you’d pay at the grandstand ticket booth. Other options are also available. To learn more, go to the track web-site and select ‘season passes’ from the ‘Fan Info’ drop-down menu on the homepage.

There is plenty of off-season news and information still to come before the season gets underway with the first green flag Saturday, May 18th. Make sure you head to www.peterboroughspeedway.com and follow the track’s social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter for all the details. There is also a free app available for Smartphone users.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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