Stroud, ON (July 28, 2017)- Every local racer dreams of getting their shot at the big time. On Saturday, August 5 the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series will host the year’s second National Qualifier; this time at Sunset Speedway, just north of Toronto. On the line will be a trio of guaranteed starting spots for the U.S. Legends Asphalt Nationals running October 13 and 14 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring.
This will be another preliminary round to select EOLS representatives for the marquee event. Saturday, July 8 at Peterborough Speedway Matt Haufe earned the Pro division spot, with Robin Jongen taking the Semi Pro honours and Kevin Foisy claiming Masters division spot. Jeff Drimmie, speaking on behalf of the Eastern Ontario Legends’ officials, says the tour is looking forward to sending its teams to Vegas.
“I’m probably a little bit biased, but I think our series has some of the best racing in the province,” said Drimmie, who along with Andrew McFadden, Geordie Ledson and Kevin Foisy helps keep the Eastern Ontario Legends Series on the road. “At Peterborough, we had 22 teams looking for the checkered flag and one of the three guaranteed spots. I think we’ll have at least that many, and probably more, at Sunset. It has the potential to be one of the biggest events the series has ever run.”
During the first National Qualifier, the Eastern Ontario Legends Series roster was bolstered by the addition of South Carolinian Randy Gunton. He was visiting family members north of the border and brought along his racecar. For his first laps with the series, the driver of the #00 finished sixth. Drimmie says tour officials are looking at getting the word out early, to let drivers from both sides of the border know they’re welcomed to compete.
“We’re putting out a huge virtual welcome mat and hope we’ll have a strong turn-out when the green flag flies Saturday, August 5 at Sunset Speedway.”
Schedule and event details can be found at www.sunsetspeedway.ca.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media