They’re attracted to action and fueled by the performance they see on the racetrack. After an uncharacteristically mild winter – especially by Canadian standards – Brockville Ontario Speedway supporters will have their patience rewarded, as the 2016 campaign takes the green flag Saturday, May 14th. Track owner and promoter Paul Kirkland says it’ll be an exciting year for fans and race teams alike.
“I’ve heard people describe this as a season of change and you only need to look as far as our Facebook page or Twitter feed to understand why,” said Kirkland. “We have drivers who are making the switch from Sportsman to Modifieds, from karts to the Rookie Sportsman class and even some teams who’ll be running here weekly for the first time in years...or the first time ever.”
Kirkland says that a strong start – as early as opening night – can be the first step toward a championship winning season. This year’s lid-lifter, Saturday, May 14th, presented by 103.7 BOB-FM, Kayden Construction and Kitley Collision features the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Sportsman Mods. Rookie Sportsman, Street Stock, Mini Stock and Outlaw Vintage divisions. As with most Saturday nights, spectator gates will open at 5:00, with green flag action at 7:00.
Throughout the calendar, The BOS will host a number of special events, starting with the annual Ogilvie’s Auto & Fleet Triple Crown Series for Small Block and Sportsman Modifieds – May 28th, June 25th and August 6th. There will also be a pair of visits by the Patriot Sprint Tour – July 16th and August 20th – and the season wraps-up with the annual 1000 Islands RV DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals – Friday and Saturday, October 14th and 15th.
Saturday night short track news: Even in a season of change, some things are destined to remain the same. The price for a season grandstand admission pass remains at $195 – the same price as last year – for 18 Saturday night events, excluding the Fall Nationals...Another of this year’s changes – designed to make a night at the speedway more affordable for families – will see children 14 and under admitted free, with an adult...After returning to the team late last season, Tim O’Brien will be back at the wheel Jim’s Performance #88 Modified for the entire season.
Full details on the 2016 schedule can always be found by visiting www.brockvillespeedway.com. 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