(JANUARY 22, 2019)- There’s no better time than the middle of a long, cold Canadian winter to talk about another hot season of action for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, powered by Torque Builders Inc. After a year of tight on-track battles – resulting in one of the closest point finishes in tour history – teams are getting ready to crank it up again.
“We turned a lot of heads in 2018 and our drivers are looking to pick-up where they left off,” said Randy Hollingsworth, who along with Rick Warnes and Bill Pickford make up the OMRS group of officials. “Since this series began in 2010, the emphasis has been on parity and that has helped create a level playing field at every event.”
Hollingsworth prepares and maintains his own equipment, as well as the car of his granddaughter, Willow Barberstock. The Stirling, Ontario area runner – who finished 9th in last year’s standings – points to the group’s mission statement of powering and preserving affordable open-wheel modified racing for racers, by racers as the mantra that has kept things together for nearly a decade.
Six of the eight events on the first draft of this year’s schedule will be staged at Peterborough Speedway. The Central Ontario venue has been the tour’s ‘home track’ since the closing of Mosport’s oval. The two remaining dates will be held at Flamboro Speedway, near Hamilton. Hollingsworth says teams are anxious to get back on the track.
“As we saw last year, just a couple of spots in the finishing order of a feature event could make a big difference in the championship standings,” according to Hollingsworth. “Our bunch is always working hard to get their equipment ready for each race and give the fans a great show at every event.”
2019 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series schedule
Saturday, May 25th Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 8th Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 22nd Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 29th Flamboro Speedway
Saturday, July 13th Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, July 27th Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, August 3rd Flamboro Speedway
Saturday, August 31st Peterborough Speedway- Championship Clash
To learn more about the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. schedule, visit the group’s social media platform, www.facebook.com/OMRS or look for the newly redesigned web-site www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com.
For over a decade, Torque Builders Inc. has worked with partners and clients in the construction industry, offering new, general construction services, renovations and retrofits in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector. See www.torquebuilders.com to find out more. The annual OMRS tour is also supported by Complete Mechanical, Borque Transmission, Gen-3 Electrical, Thinkpath Design, Conview Concrete, Sterling Tire and Clarke Motorsports Communications.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media