@PtboSpeedway • Peterborough, ON (June 9, 2015)- With starting fields of close to 20 taking the green flag at recent events, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – is looking to build on the consistency of their popular brand by introducing drivers from other divisions to the experience of open wheeled modified racing with the second annual ‘Test a Modified Day’ at Peterborough Speedway.
Richard Warnes – speaking on behalf of the group of OMRS officials that also includes Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford – says it’s a great chance to see what the series is all about.
“We’ve enjoyed a great working relationship with J.P. Josiasse and Dave Sikma over the last couple of seasons,” said Warnes. “In 2014, they were gracious hosts for our test event that helped familiarize drivers from the 4Fun, Mini Stock, Thunder Car and even the Ontario Legend divisions to our cars.”
This year’s session is slated for Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 until 2:00 before the regular night of racing on Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval.
After an orientation session, drivers will strap-in behind the controls of a restricted Ontario Modifieds Racing Series ride and head to the track under the direction of 2014 series champion Robert Warnes, with assistance from a variety of current and former OMRS drivers. Richard Warnes says there are a couple of prerequisites all participants will need to know if they plan to be part of the session.
“Everyone will need to supply a helmet, driver’s suit and safety gear,” said Warnes. “While we understand that this is a unique opportunity, the modifieds are powerful machines. It is a test session and not a driving school. Only those with experience in another division at any track will be allowed to participate and in the interest of safety, all applicants will be thoroughly checked before they go on the track.”
Warnes and the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series officials have also asked that all participants attending the ‘Test a Modified Day’ bring a non-perishable food donation for the Peterborough’s Kawartha Food Share Food Bank as a goodwill gesture. All food collected will be given to Peterborough Speedway officials, who will make the contribution on behalf of OMRS.
Drivers can take the first step toward a new motorsports division at the second annual Ontario Modifieds Racing Series ‘Test a Modified Day’ – Saturday, June 13th – from 10:00 ’til 2:00 – at Peterborough Speedway.
2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:
Saturday, May 2nd: Flamboro Speedway
Saturday, May 23rd: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 13th: Peterborough Speedway
2nd Annual ‘Test a Mod Day’, 10:00 – 2:00
Saturday, June 27th: Flamboro Speedway
Sunday, June 28th: rain date
Saturday, July 4th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, July 11th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, July 25th: Peterborough Speedway – special race
Saturday, August 15th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, August 22nd: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, September 5th: Flamboro Speedway
Sunday, September 6th: rain date
Friday, October 2nd: Flamboro Speedway (qualifying & feature)
Saturday, October 3rd: Flamboro Speedway (feature)
Sunday, October 4th: rain date
Fans can find full series details at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or www.facebook.com/ OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS Inc. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media