@PtboSpeedway • Peterborough, ON (July 4, 2015)- Fans of open wheeled racing are in store for a treat as the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – has three shows in four weeks at Peterborough Speedway. Close to 20 machines signed-in pit-side Saturday, July 4 for the first show of the month.
Nick Lees and John Baker Jr. brought the field of Ontario Modifieds Racing Series teams to the line for their 25 lap feature event, with Lees building a strong lead by the time there were three circuits complete.
With the #09 in front, a five car dog fight was for the runner-up spot was being waged for about the first half of the event.
Dan Price slowed on the backstretch to bring out a yellow flag with nine laps complete. The field tightened-up for the restart and that was the break a familiar face was looking for, and four circuits later, JBJ would grab the lead he’d never relinquish as the crowd favourite claimed his first career OMRS checkered flag.
Nick Lees held on for second, with Ryan Dick, Brad Stevenson and Donny Beatty completing the top five. Cory Horner, Josh Gruntz, Alex Lees, Robert Warnes, Jamie Wagar, Randy Hollingsworth, Duane Cinnamon, Willow Barberstock, Richard Warnes, Price, Ryan Babin and Chris Burrows finished out the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series running order.
Qualifying heat race wins went to Nick Lees with a pair, John Baker Jr. and Alex Lees.
OMRS Peterborough Speedway notebook: It was a highlight moment for Willow Barberstock, as the 15 year old finished a position ahead of her grandfather Randy Hollingsworth in the night’s fourth qualifying heat. After accepting some good natured ribbing, Hollingsworth said he’d likely hear about the accomplishment for the rest of the week…Defending Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock track champion Ryan Babin made his first start in the #46 car he’ll be sharing with Christopher Mulders.
2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series To Date:
Saturday, May 23: Peterborough Speedway Feature event winner: #2, Dwight Brown
Saturday, July 4th: Peterborough Speedway Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.
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