@PtboSpeedway, Peterborough, ON- (January 19, 2015)- With the region locked in the grip of the annual January cold snap, most people are thinking of ways to stay warm, instead of focusing on a season of action at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval. The new campaign takes the green flag in about four month’s time and the promotional team at Peterborough Speedway is putting the finishing touches on an exciting agenda.
With a handful of regular divisions tackling the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road west of the Liftlock City, fans can also look forward to performances by the OSCAAR Super Late Models, Modifieds and Midgets. The Ontario Legends, Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup, Ontario Modifieds Racing Series and Can Am TQ Midgets will also join the home track Late Model, Thunder Car, Renegade Truck, Mini Stock and 4Fun classes.
For 2015, an appearance by the United Late Models of Ontario as part of their inaugural schedule will compliment Peterborough Speedway’s weekly wars. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says putting together an active calendar of events is all about giving the fans what they want.
“Looking back at what we were able to accomplish in 2014 leaves some pretty big shoes to fill this year,” said Josiasse. “The car counts were strong and fans saw some excellent racing in every division throughout the season. We had a number of first time feature winners, a 14 year-old driver won a track championship, a pair of hometown favourites – Griffin Powell, who finished 10th in the 4Fun standings and Late Model track champion Ryan Kimball – claimed Autumn Colours Classic checkered flags and there were only two shows lost due to weather. That sets the bar very high, but as a team I think we’re up for the challenge.”
Josiasse says he’s heard from some drivers who’ll be changing divisions or landing new rides when the year’s first green flag waves. There will be also a former track champion making a return to battle after a brief layoff. Further updates will come over the next couple of months.
Fans will get their first official look at the 2015 event line-up when the Peterborough Speedway display will be featured at the first ever Canadian International Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 13 to 15 – at the International Centre in Toronto.
Fans can always find the latest pre-season news and details of upcoming mall displays 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