Stroud, ON (May 14, 2017)- The long wait is nearly over. Fans of the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. will finally get to see their favourite motorsports brand in action, when the popular open-wheeled tour kicks-off its 2017 schedule Saturday, May 20 at Sunset Speedway.
On the cusp of the new season, Rick Warnes says that this is an exciting time for drivers, teams and supporters.
“Everyone is putting the finishing touches on their equipment and making sure that everything is set for the first green flag,” said Warnes, who along with Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford make-up the team of OMRS officials. “There are new posts on our social media platform almost daily, as people look for clarification on rules and technical information prior to the opening bell.”
Since its inception at the former Mosport International Speedway, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series has shared a mission statement of providing an affordable, competitive series for racers, by racers. Keeping the overall costs under control allowed the tour to field a line-up of at least a dozen starters at each event throughout the 2016 schedule. Officials are expecting similar numbers during the upcoming season.
While the exact numbers won’t be known until teams sign-in on the opening night, Warnes says a strong group of returning favourites – including former champions Rob Warnes and John Baker Jr. – fresh faces and experienced runners who’ll be making the transition to open-wheeled racing will give OMRS an excellent roster of exciting runners to entertain fans at every race.
“We have an excellent development program in place and our annual test session at Peterborough Speedway opens the door to bring new talent into our ranks.”
2017 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series schedule
Saturday, May 20th: Sunset Speedway – Spring Velocity
Saturday, May 27th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 10th: Peterborough Speedway
Test a Mod Day, 11:00 to 2:00
OMRS Racing, 6:00
Saturday, June 24th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, July 1st: Flamboro Speedway – Canada Day Special
Saturday, July 15th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, July 22nd: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, August 5th: Flamboro Speedway
Saturday, August 19th: Peterborough Speedway
Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night
Saturday, August 26th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, September 23rd: Sunset Speedway – Fall Velocity
Sunday, September 24th: Sunset Speedway – Fall Velocity
Last chance qualifying and feature
Fans can find full series details at www.facebook.com/OMRS. Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to represent Ontario Modifieds Racing Series 2017 season.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
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