@PtboSpeedway •@ptbocolours •@OSCAARracing •Peterborough, ON (September 20, 2016)- Peterborough Speedway’s Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing; the 24th Annual Autumn Colours Classic presented by Lucas Oil Products gets closer every day. The three-day speed fest – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – October 7, 8 and 9 at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval fills the grandstands throughout the Thanksgiving Weekend and with nearly a dozen racing divisions, it packs the pits as well.
This year’s event takes a different format, with the season championships in the OSCAAR Super Late Model, Modified, Midget and Pro Midget classes decided during their respective main events. A group of title eligible teams has been complied from the finishing order in a series of elimination round main events. Series president Dave Gainforth says that drivers and fans alike are excited about the change.
“Our Race for the Cup deal is similar to what NASCAR has been doing for the last few years and rewards consistency,” said Gainforth. “We started with about a dozen teams in each of our travelling series and have whittled that number down to only a few who’ll battle for the honour of being named a 2016 champion.”
Following their performances at the Saturday, September 3 event at Peterborough Speedway, race winner Glenn Watson, former Autumn Colours Classic champion J.R. Fitzpatrick and Roy Passer are the three Outlaw Super Late Model drivers in the running for this year’s title. The Modified and Midget divisions will name their Race for the Cup delegates following the Oktoberfest Weekend – October 1 and 2 – at Flamboro Speedway.
To learn more about OSCAAR Racing and the exciting ‘Race for the Cup’, see www.oscaar.ca.
The Autumn Colours Classic at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City draws entries and fans from across the province for an exciting long weekend of action. Events get underway with pre-race inspection and practice, followed by the first round of qualifying for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model, Pro Late Model and OSCAAR Modified divisions Friday, October 7th.
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.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media