Even with the annual Racing Preview Show, the 2015 award’s banquet and this year’s edition of the Walmart Fan Fest in support of CHEO crossed-off the ‘things to do’ list, track owner and promoter Paul Kirkland and his team have been kept busy posting great news about the upcoming season to the venue’s social media sites.
“The best part about having good news is being able to share it,” Kirkland said with a smile. “Everyone is really pumped-up and on both sides of the fence, we’re moving in a positive direction toward the Saturday, May 14 season opener.”
Kirkland says that in the grandstands they’ve made a change to make a night at the races more family friendly financially. In past years, children under 12 were admitted free with an adult. This year, children 14 and under get in free with their parents. The price for a season pass remains at $195 for 18 Saturday night events, excluding the Fall Nationals.
After making about a handful of starts in 2015, Mike Adderley will return to the weekly wars in the 358 Modified division. In other Mod news, Jeremy LaSalle will make the jump from the Sportsman class, with tutelage from Dale Planck, who will also run a limited schedule in a car owned by Mike and Lori LaSalle. Former Sportsman track champion Chris Herbison will return to the Stewart Racing #63 for a homecoming of sorts, as the team moves to the track’s marquee division.
The third generation of the Herbison family will make their stock car debut, as 16 year-old Jarrett Herbison moves from go karts to the Rookie Sportsman field, in the #38J. A familiar face will be in the pack with him, as Jacob Clancy also makes the transition to the open wheeled racers. Paul Kirkland says it promises to be an exciting campaign at The BOS.
“We’re expecting some excellent car counts with strong numbers in each of our weekly divisions,” said Kirkland. “In the 358 Modifieds alone, drivers like Kyle Dingwall, Gage Morin, Stephane Lafrance, Bobby Herrington and more will be doing their homework in an effort to keep Danny O’Brien from a 13th track championship.”
In addition to their five weekly classes, Brockville Ontario Speedway’s action will also feature the Ogilvie’s Auto & Fleet Triple Crown Series for DIRTcar 358’s and Sportsman Modifieds, Outlaw Vintage and Patriot Sprint Tour on selected Saturday nights. The schedule will wrap-up with the 1000 Islands RV DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals, Friday and Saturday, October 14/ 15. Full details can always be found by visiting www.brockvillespeedway.com.
Gates open at 5:00, with racing underway at 7:00 for most weekly events. Like the Brockville Ontario Speedway page at www.facebook.com and follow the track on Twitter for the latest news and information throughout the year.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media