There are four Saturdays in the month and the team at Peterborough Speedway has packed every one of them with the best in motorsports entertainment. It all starts Saturday, August 6 with the return of the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series; along with the hometown Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series divisions. With 100 laps of action on the table for the Sportsman Cup Series, track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says it will be a good chance to see some former weekly runners shine in their new rides.
“Brandt Graham – the current series point leader – is a graduate of our Mini Stocks and will be looking for his third straight main event win this weekend,” said Josiasse. “Mike Nelson from Peterborough is another former Mini Stocker and has been part of the tour for a number of years, while Donny Beatty of Beaverton – a former champ with the Thunder Cars and Ontario Modifieds Series divisions – is in his first year with the Lucas Oil Series.”
For the Saturday, August 6 event, pit gates will open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the first qualifying heat on the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City at 6:00.
Looking at other upcoming events on the schedule finds another Fan Appreciation/Toonie Grandstand Admission Night – presented by Pepsi – Saturday, August 13th. On track action will include Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model, INEX Ontario Legends and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series divisions. Pit gates will open at 2:00, spectator grandstands at 4:00 and racing starts at 5:00.
Full schedule details – along with up to the minute news and results are always available at www.peterboroughspeedway.com, 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