Peterborough, ON (March 15, 2015)- With five regular divisions running there throughout the season, fans at Peterborough Speedway already see some of the best racing in the province. A number of touring series visit Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval during the year to enhance the overall experience.
This year’s calendar takes the green flag Saturday, May 16 and features at least 16 events that will count toward the 2015 track championship. Along the way, fans will also see seven appearances by the Ontario Legends, starting with opening night. The newly branded OSCAAR Midgets are on the schedule Saturday, May 23 for the first of their three regular season stops.
Peterborough Speedway has become the home track for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, with the first of six appearances slated for the second night of the year. Fans of the OSCAAR Super Late Models and the OSCAAR Mods will see their favourite divisions tackle the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. The ‘Supers’ have a pair of visits outside of the Autumn Colours Classic, while the ‘Mods’ are part of the pole qualifying event on August 1. The Can-Am/TQ Midgets and Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup tours pay one visit, on Saturday June 13 and August 9 respectively.
Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says he’s excited about one of the program’s biggest events that may actually see him climb back behind the wheel.
“Saturday, July 18 we’ll host a 100 lapper for the new APC Pro Late Model Series,” said Josiasse. “I still haven’t made up my mind, but I’m thinking seriously about dusting-off my driving shoes and firesuit. I’ve turned enough laps around the track with the driving school and in some other vehicles, I think it’ll give me at least a little bit of a home town advantage.”
As always, the biggest event on the schedule is the Autumn Colours Classic. The 23rd edition of the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing – presented by Lucas Oil Products – takes the green flag October 9, 10 and 11 and annually draws close to 300 entries for the popular festival of speed.
Fans can get details on this year’s full calendar when Peterborough Speedway has pre-season displays April 10, 11 and 12 at the 37th annual Kawartha Home, Cottage and Country Show at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough and April 12 through 18 at the Lindsay Square Shopping Mall.
Find the latest news leading up to the new campaign by visiting 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