James Townsend (#20) and Dan Archibald (#07) fight for a spot during July’s Chase for the Colours event. James Townsend (#20) and Dan Archibald (#07) fight for a spot during July’s Chase for the Colours event. Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Final Countdown To The Silver Anniversary Edition Of The Autumn Colours Classic

Written by  Jim Clarke on Tuesday, 03 October 2017 14:39

PETERBOROUGH, ON (October 2, 2017)- Ontario’s premier auto racing event celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017 and the Autumn Colours Classic presented by Lucas Oil Products at Peterborough Speedway is now just days away.

Track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse says his team is busy dotting i’s and crossing t’s as they get ready for the Friday, October 6 kick-off of the three-day motorsports spectacular.

“The late nights and early mornings have started already,” Josiasse said. “Its almost like preparing for the season opener. Schedules have been put together, reviewed and then put together again. We need to make sure that the concession stands are fully-stocked and that we’ll have enough staff members available to get us through the entire weekend of racing. It’ll take a lot of work, but this isn’t our first kick at the can. There is a great bunch of people working here and I’m sure we’ll get everything together.”

Josiasse says that while the on-track action takes its first green flag Friday night at 6:00, there will be plenty of activity going-on behind the scenes before then. Campers will start arriving on Wednesday, with hauler parking for the Late Model, Pro Late Model, OSCAAR Super Late Model and Modified teams from 5:00 ‘til 8:00 Wednesday night. Other divisions will be permitted on the grounds starting at 3:00 Thursday, with the tech lane open at 6:00 Thursday night.

The Autumn Colours Classic presented by Lucas Oil Products has the best of the best, with nine different racing divisions competing over three days at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval. Friday’s program features the first round of qualifying for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Thunder Car, OSCAAR Modified, Organics & Glass Late Model and Pro Late Model divisions and concludes with the APC Young Guns races. Pit gates will open at 10:00.

“We’ll wrap-up the opening night of action with some live music, then get ready to do it all over again with another round of qualifying that kicks-off Saturday afternoon at 3:30,” Josiasse continued. “Feature race action gets rolling at 12:30 Sunday, with a 50 lap Thunder Car ‘A’ main and continues with 7 more classes to finish-out the weekend.”

The full schedule for the 25th edition of Ontario’s premier auto racing event can be found by selecting the ‘Autumn Colours’ tab at www.peterboroughspeedway.com. Throughout the weekend, updates will be available on the track’s Facebook page or Twitter feed. Fans can also download the free app for their Smartphone.

Don’t miss a second of the Autumn Colours Classic – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 6th to 8th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
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