@PtboSpeedway • Peterborough, ON- Following a three week break in the schedule, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – returns to action for the second event of the season – Saturday, May 23 – at Peterborough Speedway.
It will be the first of the year’s scheduled events for the series on the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.
The popular open wheeled racing tour continues to gain the attention of fans and race teams for its exciting brand of affordable, wheel-to-wheel action. Series spokesperson Randy Hollingsworth says everyone is anticipating the solid runs on the 2015 calendar.
“From humble beginnings just a few short years ago, we’re making great strides at each and every event,” said Hollingsworth, who along with Richard Warnes and Bill Pickford comprise the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series team of officials. “Our numbers are strong, with new drivers coming on-board every season and the crowds are seeing some exciting racing, which always helps create some enthusiasm for what we’re doing.”
With 16 different teams signing-in for the first event on this year’s calendar, chasing the checkered flag could be an arduous task. Donny Beatty made his first career OMRS start and says he had a great time behind the wheel of the new ride. The Beaverton, Ontario veteran – a former Kawartha and Peterborough Speedway Thunder Car track champion – is one of a handful of drivers in the running for the Rookie of the Year award.
“I had a great night and enjoyed the chance to get the feel of this new, powerful machine,” said Beatty. “These cars are so smooth, fun to drive and handle great. My job is to maintain the cars in the shop and drive the wheels off them at the track. I need to thank my car owner Rob James for the chance to get behind the wheel of a fantastic racecar. I’m living every racers dream. He and his wife Darlene are great people, who love racing. Thanks as well to my wife Linda for supporting me all these years and to Stu Robinson for his help at the track and behind the scenes. It’s going to be a great season.”
2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:
Saturday, May 2nd: Flamboro Speedway
Appearance points awarded to each team
Saturday, May 23rd: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 13th: Peterborough Speedway
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