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Pete Cosco Memorial Planned for August 30th at Humberstone Speedway

Written by  on Saturday, 22 August 2015 16:48

@NewHumberstone • PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO... The Humberstone Speedway is planning one of the biggest nights of the season and it is in honor of late owner Pete Cosco. Cosco passed away last August after suffering a brain aneurism at the age of 60.

The DIRTcar 358 Modifieds will be racing in a 75 lap main event. The inaugural Pete Cosco Memorial will see the winner take home $3717.00 plus lap money.

A special thanks to Walters Excavating for their support as we honor the life of Pete Cosco. As part of the program, Glen River Contracting will be presenting Pete's Pursuit, an eight lap dash for cash featuring the top three qualifiers out of each heat race.

"For Pete's Pursuit, the cars will be lined up with the fastest qualifiers at the back of the field" stated Humberstone Speedway's Director of Race Night Operations Clinton Geoffrey.

"Each lap, the last place car will be eliminated with just the top two cars left on the final lap" Geoffrey added.

The winner of Pete's Pursuit will earn $300 with $275 for second, $250 for third, $200 for fourth, $175 for fifth, $150 for sixth, $125 for seventh, $100 for eighth and $75 for last. The winner of Pete's Pursuit will choose a random non-dash car to win $50, making a total purse of $1700.

Lap money for the Pete Cosco Memorial continues to grow by the day as over $4,000 in lap money has been collected so far for this prestigious event featuring the best 358 Modified drivers in all of DIRTcar racing.  

CAA Niagara will also be a presenting sponsor of the evening's racing festivities. CAA members are encouraged to reserve their $7.50 admission tickets by logging on to and pay at the admission gate. Gates will open at 4:30pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm. The Modifieds will be joined by the DIRTcar Sportsman in their final point's night of the season. The Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4 Trucks will round out the racing card.

The New Humberstone Speedway would like to thank all the new and returning Weekly Series Sponsors: PC Works (DIRTcar Sportsman), Pinty's Delicious Foods (RUSH Late Models), J.C. Auto (Street Stocks), Mike Knapp Ford (Pro 4 Trucks), and the Cosco Haulage (Mini Stocks).

The New Humberstone Speedway is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). For more information, please visit us on the World Wide Web at as well as follow us on Twitter @NewHumberstone and like us on Facebook. Don't forget to bring your portable FM radios and listen to all the action on 90.3FM. You can also call the speedway at (905) 834-4002 or the speedway office at Cosco Haulage (905) 935-2886

Contact –– Steven Petty: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Humberstone Speedway (905) 834-4002




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