PETERBOROUGH, ON – It’s time for the talking to stop, because the green flag is about to drop.
The biggest year in the history of Peterborough Speedway leaves the staging area with the Country 105 Season Opener, featuring free spectator grandstand admission on Saturday, May 20th. Fans will see the track’s five weekly classes – the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Renegade Truck, Thunder Car and the Organics & Glass Late Model divisions; plus the opening round for the new Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series – to kick-off the 50th Anniversary campaign.
Long hours of hard work by the promotional team during the off-season has allowed track officials to put together an action-packed schedule of 16 regular season events and the ever-popular Autumn Colours Classic. Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval will be a favourite destination throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2017 and track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse says it promises to be an exciting schedule from the moment the gates swing open.
“There’ll be familiar faces in different places. New looks for fan favourites and even some drivers who’ll be taking their first ever laps on the track,” Josiasse said. “Everyone wants to earn a track championship, no matter what division they race in. Taking the title during the 50th Anniversary Season will be an honour that’ll happen just once in a lifetime. It will be a valuable piece of history and an unforgettable moment in time.”
Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Nights – presented by Pepsi – will return June 3rd, July 8th and August 18th. To celebrate the first half a century of action, Peterborough Speedway will host a series of 50 lap main events for the track’s regular divisions. The Late Models will be first, on June 3rd with the Mini Stocks June 10th. 4Fun teams get their turn July 15th and the Thunder Car drivers run extra laps July 22nd. Regular season action wraps-up with the Championship Clash – featuring Top 10 Shootouts for all divisions – Saturday, September 2nd.
The 50th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, May 20th – at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City rolls to the line with pit gates opening at 1:00 and spectator grandstands unlocked at 3:00. Racing starts at 5:00.
Bullring bullet points: Full schedule details and the latest news can always be found by logging onto www.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the Peterborough Speedway page on Facebook or following the track on Twitter. You can also download the free app on your Smartphone.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media