Peterborough, ON (August 1, 2017)- There’s a fresh page on the calendar, but the 50th Anniversary Season excitement continues at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval. On Saturday, August 5, Peterborough Speedway hosts the Touring Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier, with the year’s only regular season appearance by the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model and Modified tours. Also on the program will be the OSCAAR Midgets, Pro Midgets and the home track Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun and Jiffy Lube Mini Stock divisions.
Kicking-off the 2017 Hot August Nights Series with such a high-profile event is sure to pack in the crowd.
There have been five different Super Late Model feature winners in six starts so far this year. Glenn Watson’s pair of Kawartha Speedway checkered flags have him leading the point standings by 25 markers over Charlie Gallant. Tyler Hawn, Gary Passer and John Cadman Jr. round-out the Super Late Model top five. Former Peterborough Speedway regular Cory Horner and Chris Milwain each have a pair of OSCAAR Modified main event wins, with Horner leading the standings by a slim two-point margin over A.J. Emms, who has yet to score an ‘A’ main victory. Luke Gignac, Milwain and Gary Elliott complete the top five in Modified points.
Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says the Hot August Nights Series is the perfect place to showcase the OSCAAR stars.
“With the OSCAAR classes after guaranteed starting spots for the 25th running of the Autumn Colours Classic, fans will see a great show,” Josiasse said. “Our home track 4Fun and Mini Stock divisions are also on the docket and looking for a boost in the overall standings. There should be some edge of your seat excitement every time the green flag waves.”
For the Touring Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier, Saturday, August 5, pit gates will open at 2:00, with the general admission grandstands unlocked at 4:00. The first qualifying heat race rolls to starting line at 6:00. The Super Late Models are slated for a 50-lap feature event, with the Modifieds running a 30 lapper.
Full schedule details and the latest news can always be found by logging onto www.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the Peterborough Speedway Facebook page or following the track on Twitter. Fans can also download the free app on their Smartphone.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media