Since its inception, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, powered by Torque Builders Inc. has been represented by a simple mission statement. “Powering and preserving affordable open wheel modified racing for racers, by racers”. That motto was brought to the forefront during the opening remarks at the annual awards banquet – Saturday, November 15 – at the Quality Hotel in Oshawa.
In his preliminary address, Rick Warnes – one the three OMRS founding members – paid tribute to the runners who participated during the 2014 campaign. Racing on a ‘spec’ series tire, most drivers were able to run the full schedule on a single set of tires, keeping their costs below $500 for the entire year. While next year’s schedule – with events pencilled-in for Peterborough and Flamboro Speedways – has yet to be finalized, Warnes said he expects to see most of the drivers and teams who followed series in 2014 to return; along with some new faces to create a battle for the top rookie honours.
The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series would like to thank this year’s sponsorship partners Torque Builders Inc., Total Transportation Systems Inc., Complete Mechanical, APC Auto Parts – Belleville, Principal Access Security Systems Inc., Clarke Motorsports Communications, Showworld Photography, Heather Myers Photography – www.racingcards.ca, Peterborough Speedway – J.P. Josiasse and Flamboro Speedway – John and Frank Casale.
2014 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, powered by Torque Builders Inc. Season Awards:
First place: #95, Robert Warnes
Second place: #09, Nick Lees
Third place: #90, Rick Warnes
Fourth place: #62, Randy Hollingsworth
Fifth place: #65, Bill Burrows
Sixth place: #61, Bill Pickford
Seventh place: #77, Chad Strawn
Eighth place: #07, Alex Lees
Ninth place: #88, Ryan Dick
2014 Hard Luck Award: #07, Alex Lees
2014 Most Improved Driver Award: #95, Robert Warnes
Official Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, Powered by TORQUE BUILDERS INC. 2014 Schedule:
Saturday, May 10: Flamboro Speedway Race winner – #77 Chad Strawn
Saturday, May 31: Peterborough Speedway Race winner – #09 Nick Lees
Saturday, June 7 Peterborough Speedway Race winner – #95 Rob Warnes
Saturday, July 12 Peterborough Speedway Race winner – #07 Alex Lees
Saturday, August 16 Peterborough Speedway Cancelled – rain
Saturday, September 6 Flamboro Speedway Race winner – #95 Rob Warnes
Friday, October 3/ 4 Flamboro Speedway (qualifying & feature)
Delayed by weather to Sunday, October 19th Race winner – #88 Ryan Dick
Additional OMRS information can be found at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or at www.facebook.com/OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS Inc.
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Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media