PETERBOROUGH, ON (October 5, 2022)- On a typical Saturday night during the regular season, Peterborough Speedway’s Late Model teams have been familiar with running a 25 or 30-lap feature as their headline event. With the 29th edition of the Lucas Oil Autumn Colours Classic coming up fast, the combined Late Model/Pro Late Model Electric City 167 will once again be the weekend’s highlight ‘A’ main.
“This will be the fourth edition of Autumn Colours where we’ve put the two Late Model designations together for a spotlight 167-lap feature tilt,” said track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse. “There has been a strong level of parity in the finishing order of these events. While Brandon Watson, JR Fitzpatrick and Ryan Kimball claimed the wins in 2018, 2019 and 2021, the Limited Late Model teams have also logged some impressive performances.”
Josiasse says that home track regulars might have a slight advantage in the Electric City 167, those teams who are unfamiliar with the layout of the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd Mile Oval will get plenty of time to land on the perfect race day set-up. Late Model runners will participate in the practice sessions Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 with their main event scheduled for a mid-afternoon green flag during the Sunday, October 9 finale.
The ’Electric City 167’ brand is created by combining a pair of historic events. In May of 1884, Peterborough was the first municipality in the country to use electric streetlights. It was also one of the first cities in Canada to begin generating clean hydro-electrical power, which attracted General Electric and Quaker Oats to town to take advantage of this economical energy source. The 167 lap designation is a throwback to 1967, the year Peterborough Speedway was built.
During the 29th running of the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing, pit gates will open each morning at 10:00, with rotating practice sessions Friday, October 7 beginning at 1:00 and racing at 6:00.
For the latest news and Lucas Oil Autumn Colours Classic event information, look to www.peterboroughspeedway.com or the track’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram social media profiles.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media