PETERBOROUGH, ON (September 28, 2020)- Peterborough Speedway has traditionally brought-out the best in the Trailers Plus Ontario Legend Series. Before the arrival of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval was to play host to the 2020 edition of the Canadian Legend Asphalt Nationals. With the entire schedule turned topsy-turvy because of COVID-19, the tour checked-in for a 30-lap main event in Central Ontario Saturday, September 26th.
With Joe Adams and Miles Tyson on the front row, a strong field of 21 starters was scheduled for the green flag. Tyson took the early lead, with last week’s winner Matt Haufe – who started fourth – trapped in the outside line, before slipping into seventh. Nick Ledson took control of the event, with Parker Traves and Tyson second and third before the race’s first caution flag flew for a backstretch issue on lap nine.
Another yellow flag about a handful of laps later led to a restart with Ledson, Haufe, Traves, Tyson and Kevin Foisy in the top five. Ledson felt the heat from his rivals several times during the 30-lap distance but even a pair of late race cautions – including one with only five laps remaining – would make a difference. A late race highlight reel finish, with Ledson’s No. 15N crossing the line backwards while the rest of the pack scattered behind him gave him the win. Tyson, Haufe, Traves and Foisy followed Ledson to the checkered flag. Dawson Drimmie, Adams, Adam Cuthbertson, Nolan Gould, Paul Pierik, Shane Pollack, Mark Griffin, Andrew Massey, Thomas Dunn, Nick Portt, Chris Massey, Jeff Forsey, Wendy Adams and Jeremy Coulter rounded-out the finishing order. Brandon Feeney was unable to make the starting field.
Ontario Legend Series qualifying heat winners: Parker Traves (x2), Nick Ledson (x2), Adam Cuthbertson and Dawson Drimmie.
All finishing positions are unofficial and subject to scoring review and post-race technical inspection.
Ontario Legend Series notebook: A ‘B’ main semi feature was added to the night’s program, with Nolan Gould taking the win over Paul Pierik, Mark Griffin, Jeremy Coulter and Nick Portt.
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Prepared by Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media