HAMILTON, ON- The 2014 schedule for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, powered by Torque Builders Inc. is about to come to a close and the popular open-wheeled tour will wrap things up for the season with a double-header – Friday and Saturday, October 3 and – as part of the Octoberfest Classic at Flamboro Speedway.
This year’s events have been a level playing field, with strong competition and only one two-time feature event winner after five shows. Powering and preserving affordable open wheel modified racing for racers by racers, OMRS teams are dedicated to working together to give the fans the best possible show. Spokesperson and competitor Randy Hollingsworth says that point was most evident during the Saturday, September 6 show at Flamboro Speedway.
“A failure with a component in the right front corner of the car caused the #61 machine – driven by Bill Pickford – to hit the retaining wall at nearly full speed, just as the field was completing the first lap of the qualifying heat,” said Hollingsworth. “The damaged car was towed to the pits and the rest of us finished the race. It wasn’t long before the car was being swarmed by crew members from other teams and offers of parts. While we all originally thought it was too damaged to continue, Pickford was able to make it back out for the feature and while he wasn’t in contention for the win, fans saw a full field of OMRS teams in action.”
Friday, October 3- pit gates open at 3:00, with racing at 6:00. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is scheduled to run their qualifying heats and a 25 lap main event. Saturday, October 4 pit gates open at 9:00 and racing at 3:00. OMRS teams are on the agenda for a last chance qualifying event and another 25 lap feature.
Full schedule details can be found by checking www.flamborospeedway.net.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series point standings:
1) Rob Warnes 289
2) Nick Lees 283
3) Rick Warnes 249
4) Bill Burrows 236
5) Randy Hollingsworth 234
6) Bill Pickford 232
7) Chad Strawn 218
8) Alex Lees 207
9) Ryan Dick 190
Official Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, Powered by TORQUE BUILDERS INC. 2014 Schedule:
Saturday, May 10th: Flamboro Speedway Spring Shakedown Invitational
Race winner – #77 Chad Strawn
Saturday, May 31st Peterborough Speedway Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night
Race winner – #09 Nick Lees
Saturday, June 7th Peterborough Speedway
Race winner – #95 Rob Warnes
Saturday, July 12th Peterborough Speedway
Race winner – #07 Alex Lees
Saturday, August 16th Peterborough Speedway Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night
Cancelled – rain
Saturday, September 6th Flamboro Speedway
Race winner – #95 Rob Warnes
Friday, October 3rd Flamboro Speedway (qualifying & feature)
Saturday, October 4th Flamboro Speedway (feature)
Additional OMRS information can be found at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or at www.facebook.com/OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS Inc.
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Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media