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JR Fitzpatrick wins wild London Recreational Racing 100

MILLGROVE, ON – Round five of the 2018 season for the APC United Late Model Series saw the tour head to Millgrove, Ontario for the London Recreational Racing 100 at the Flamboro Speedway.

Monday, 23 July 2018 11:09 Published in Results & Points


Ken Schrader to race in the London Recreational Racing 100 APC Series race at Flamboro

LONDON, ON – The APC Series is thrilled to announce that Ken Schrader will be participating in the London Recreational Racing 100 on Saturday July 21st at Millgrove, Ontario’s Flamboro Speedway. Schrader will be making his 3rd career APC Series start after being a part of the double header event last season at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

Monday, 16 July 2018 17:56 Published in Breaking News


Matt Pritiko Hungry For APC Series Win Entering Flamboro Speedway Event

LONDON, Ont. – July 14, 2017 – Matt Pritiko is hungry to return to Pro Late Model action and will get the chance to jump back in the seat of his Global Warranty No.21 Toyota Camry as the APC United Late Model Series heads to Flamboro Speedway on July 15 for the London Recreational Racing 100.

Friday, 14 July 2017 14:57 Published in Driver and Team Releases


‘The Crowd Pleaser’ Kelly Balson Set for Upstart Sunset Speedway Super Late Model Series In ‘16

HAMPTON, ON- Following back-to-back campaigns spent with the cross-province OSCAAR Super Late Model Tour, Kelly Balson has confirmed his 2016 season will center on Sunset Speedway’s inaugural Avenue Auto Parts Super Late Model Series.

"It's impossible not to be excited about this series when you take a look at the names that have already been confirmed for it,” beams Balson when asked about the five-race series.

“I mean, how much deeper of a roster could you ask for? From Jeff Hanley to Dwayne Baker to JR Fitzpatrick - it's like a who's who of accomplished racers from top to bottom. I'm not sure the Super Late Model division has been this deep in a long time"

In addition to once-a-month appearances at Sunset, Balson hints that his London Recreational Racing-backed effort will also make select appearances at Peterborough Speedway throughout the Summer.

"The five race series at Sunset will be our main focus for 2016 - but that's not to say we won't add dates to our schedule as we get closer to the Spring,” explains ‘The Crowd Pleaser’. “It's no secret that Sunset and Peterborough are my two favourite tracks. The Sunset series was a no-brainer for us - but we'll most certainly be at Peterborough as much as possible"

Following a sophomore season that included six top-5 finishes in seven Super Late Model appearances across Ontario, Balson will enter 2016 with a newly purchased McColl Racing Enterprises chassis that carried veteran Kevin Cornelius to the OSCAAR tour championship in 2015.

"We've had a really good program the last two years - but this kind of acquisition is what could take us to another level,” says Balson when asked of his new ride. “I've raced against the No. 17 for two years, and it was awfully tough to beat it. So why not buy it? We’ve had some fantastic finishes in our old car – but opportunities to pick up this kind of ride don’t come along every day”

The new purchase will also present Balson the unique opportunity to work closely with a compelling tag-team of setup experts, comprised of McColl Racing Enterprises’ head Mike McColl and GTA Racing Design founder Graham Annis.

"I'm excited to be aligned with the entire team at McColl [Racing Enterprises] heading into this season,” says Balson. “Mike and his guys have built the best cars in Ontario for a long time, and I'm really looking forward to hearing what they have in mind for us"

"Graham has done an incredible job getting this program to where it is - and having him and the folks from MRE working together on this program gives us a ton of confidence"

When asked how his latest acquisition sets up his AJK Racing team moving forward, Balson insists that his family-owned team intends on staying within the Super Late Model ranks for the foreseeable future.

“Super Late Model racing is where I intend on being for the next few years,” explains the Hampton, ON driver. “We still have the Limited Late Model that [teammate and spouse] Amanda [Connolly] will race at Peterborough this season, but I can eventually see us thinning our stable down to one car. And, when that happens, it’ll be about working out a schedule for both of us to drive a Super Late Model, as opposed to splitting our resources between two different divisions.”

Kelly Balson's 2016 season will be made possible thanks to the support of London Recreational Racing, Cochrane Automotive, Brandon's Landscapes, Castrol Edge, Bennett Chevrolet of Cambridge, GTA Racing Design and McColl Racing Enterprises.

By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:17 Published in Driver and Team Releases


Andy Kamrath Set for Return to Ontario Late Model Fold with London Recreational Racing

INNISFIL, ON- After a two-year hiatus from Late Model competition, former Sauble Speedway frontrunner Andy Kamrath has confirmed he will return to the cockpit of a Pro Late Model for four events in 2016.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 00:52 Published in Breaking News


Busy weekend ahead for London Rec. Racing at Peterborough Speedway

@LondonRecRacing • @PtboSpeedway • CAMBRIDGE, ON - With racers from across Ontario readying to descend upon Peterborough Speedway for the 22nd annual Autumn Colours Classic, one team in particular will have strength in numbers on October 10th, 11th and 12th. Mike Schmidt's London Recreational Racing team will see 7 of its team members compete this weekend, across 4 different divisions.

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 17:20 Published in Press Releases


London Recreational Racing completes successful 2012 season

CAMBRIDGE, ON - After a very successful season in 2011 that saw Brad Collison of Cambridge, Ontario being crowned Thunder Car Champion at Flamboro Speedway, the entire team was ready to go. A long time sponsor of racing, the team is headed up by Mike Schmidt of London Recreational Concrete Pools and Spas, a long time racer and supporter of CSRA Snow Cross and stock car racing. The auto racing side consists of #13 Brad Collison in Thunder Cars, #71 Russ Aicken in Mini Stocks, #13 Justin Collison in karting and Shawn Chenoweth who race the #89 Thunder Car and #29 Super Late Model.

Friday, 23 November 2012 15:39 Published in Press Releases