As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to drop throughout the Province, race tracks are getting ready to open to race teams by following Step 1 of Ontario’s reopening plan. Flamboro Speedway is opening on Saturday June 19th with the first race of the Grisdale Triple Crown as the APC United Late Model Series has announced a modified 8 race schedule from 10 as Jukasa Motor Speedway has decided to close for the remainder of the year.
The APC season will start on Friday July 2nd at Delaware Speedway and will include stops at Flamboro, Sauble and Sunset Speedways. Step 1 of Ontario’s reopening plan does will not allow the return of fans to the tracks until Step 2 that does include their return with yet to be announced capacity and other restrictions.
Currently the #86 team is waiting for the members of their crew that want to be vaccinated to receive their second shots and wait their two weeks before they head back into the shop to finish working on the #86 and the #86x for the upcoming season.
Both cars can be ready fairly quickly but again, the team is waiting for the province to enter Step 2 of Ontario’s reopening plan before they make any concrete plans to return to the track.
The way the schedule is currently looking, the team is considering entering a few APC Series races and competing in a number of regular night shows at Flamboro, including the remainder of the Grisdale Triple Crown in order to be best prepared for a full 2022 season.
The #81 Mini Stock of Samantha Shaw is not quite ready to go, but she has been dipping her toes deeper into the pro late model pool by testing her Uncle Steve Laking’s #44 at Sunset Speedway and currently plans to run in their first regular night of racing as Sunset has now brought on a Pro Late Model class.
The #18 Mini Stock of Cole Quinton is done and ready to make its debut this coming weekend at Flamboro as part of the Grisdale Triple Crown. The car is looking sharp as Cole gets ready for his first season of mini stock competition by running full time at Flamboro.
Our updated tentative 2021 schedule is currently available on our website at www.spiraracing.ca as well as our Facebook page; however it is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From all of us at Spira Racing, we hope that everyone stays well, stays safe and we look forward to seeing everyone at the track soon.