@PtboSpeedway • Peterborough, ON (May 27, 2015)- Think of the things you can buy for a toonie. It won’t take long, because there aren’t that many.
Racing fans will get plenty of bang for just a couple of bucks – Saturday, May 30 – when Pepsi presents the year’s first Toonie Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval.
A trend that began in 2014 has continued so far this season.
The Mini Stock and Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car are the only divisions to have run two features and each division has different winners. Danny Benedict and Donovan Price have Mini Stock checkered flags, while Anthony DiBello and Howie Crowe earned Thunder Car wins. The victory by Price was the first of his career in the class. Along the way, Tyler Betts picked-up his first ‘A’ main in the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model ranks on opening night of the new campaign, while the triumph by Renegade Truck division pilot Tim Burke was also his first.
Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says this is a great time to be a Peterborough Speedway race fan.
“We made a number of changes during the off-season,” said Josiasse. “Fans might not notice all of them, but they’ll see one every time we throw the green flag. The initial start of the race and each subsequent restart now takes place on the front stretch – as the pack comes off the fourth turn – where everyone can see what’s going on. Fields have been very competitive and it’s created some edge of your seat excitement for the crowd.”
The tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City has some marquee events remaining on this year’s calendar. On a rare Sunday afternoon, the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier – with extra distance shows for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions – goes green at 2:30 June 28.
A 100 lap APC Pro Late Model Series is scheduled for Saturday, July 18 and the annual visit by the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series rolls from the staging area Saturday, August 8.
In addition to this Saturday, May 30th Toonie Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Nights – presented by Pepsi – also take place July 11 and August 15. On each occasion pit gates open at 2:00, with the spectator areas unlocked at 4:00 and racing at 5:00.
Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media