PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 21, 2018)- The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. signed-in at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval on Saturday, July 21st as part of the Mid-Summer Bash at Peterborough Speedway.
Randy Hollingsworth and Chris Mulders, who was subbing from Craig Stevenson at the controls of the #90m machine, were on the front row and brought the field to the green flag. Hollingsworth, who scored his first career asphalt win with heat race victory earlier in the night, led the opening stages, before Chad Strawn took over the top spot with four laps complete. A three-wide battle for the runner-up spot was being waged through the second turn but the pace was slowed for a turn three caution with eight circuits on the board.
Strawn kept the lead on the restart, but there was still plenty of strong racing going-on deeper in the pack as John Baker Jr. moved into second on lap nine. Brad Stevenson grabbed third spot just before halfway, but it was his teammate Chad Strawn who claimed his second Peterborough Speedway win on the 2018 season. Anthony DiBello and Josh Gruntz completed the top five. Rob Warnes, Mulders, Hollingsworth, Willow Barberstock, Bob Franks, Rick Warnes and Ray Anthony rounded-out the finishing order.
OMRS qualifying heat race wins went to Brad Stevenson, John Baker Jr., Randy Hollingsworth and Anthony DiBello.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: 13 teams were scheduled to take the green flag in the 25 lap main event. The #69 machine of Craig Scott experienced mechanical issues earlier in the night and was unable to answer the call…Newcomer Ray Anthony was on hand in a #96 machine that he purchased about a week earlier. He contacted tour officials through their Facebook page to ask about getting his feet wet with some laps at the back of the field. The night came to an end when he was collected in the lap eight incident and needed to be towed to the pits…Next on the schedule, teams return to Flamboro Speedway for a Saturday, August 4th event.
To learn more about the 2018 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. schedule, visit the group’s social media platform, www.facebook.com/OMRS or look for the newly redesigned web-site www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com, coming soon.
For over a decade, Torque Builders Inc. has worked with partners and clients in the construction industry, offering new, general construction services, renovations and retrofits in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector. See www.torquebuilders.com to find out more. The 2018 OMRS tour is also supported by Complete Mechanical, Borque Transmission, Gen-3 Electrical, Sterling Tire and Clarke Motorsports Communications.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media