PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 16, 2018)- The summer of 2018 has already been one of the hottest in recent memory and the action on the track at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval has matched the temperature readings.
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:48 Published in Press Releases
PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 15, 2018)- After running half of this year’s first four dates on the road, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. is set to return to the tour’s unofficial home base of Peterborough Speedway for a show Saturday, July 21st at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval.
Bill Pickford, who along with Rick Warnes and Randy Hollingsworth make up the OMRS group of officials, says the tour enjoys racing in different places, but always looks forward to coming home.
“We’ve always had a strong promotional and working relationship with J.P. and the team at Peterborough Speedway,” Pickford said. “They’ve been a warm and welcoming host over the years; giving us a half dozen races each season and a spot to host our ‘Test-a-Mod’ day. A quick glance at our driver roster shows a solid connection to the track and its various divisions.”
Pickford pointed-out that Craig Scott, one of the newest runners with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, is a graduate of the area’s Thunder Car/Super Stock ranks and turned laps at both Kawartha and Peterborough Speedways, while Bob Franks had been a local racing fixture for over 20 years before taking a break from the sport.
In the early 80’s, Franks competed in the Challenger division at what was then known as Westgate Speedway, before moving to the Street Stock ranks at Peterborough and Mosport while also running invitational shows at Barrie, Sunset and Flamborough. There were championships at Peterborough and Mosport and more than half a dozen years driving the popular ride car at Kawartha Speedway. Franks says he always wanted to get back behind the wheel and feels good to have had some early season success with OMRS. Above everything else, the pilot of the #72 machine says he’d like to thank all the fans, his family, friends and sponsors for their continued support over the years.
Ontario Modifieds Racing Series point standings:
#16 Anthony DiBello 286
#63 John Baker Jr. 279
#77c Chad Strawn 272
#77 Brad Stevenson 272
#90 Rick Warnes 264
#95 Rob Warnes 252
#90m Craig Stevenson 245
#62w Willow Barberstock 243
#62 Randy Hollingsworth 232
#72 Bob Franks 114
#69 Craig Scott 47
To learn more about the 2018 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – schedule, visit the group’s social media platform, www.facebook.com/OMRS or look for the newly redesigned web-site www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com, coming soon.
For over a decade, Torque Builders Inc. has worked with partners and clients in the construction industry, offering new, general construction services, renovations and retrofits in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector. See www.torquebuilders.com to find out more. The 2018 OMRS tour is also supported by Complete Mechanical, Borque Transmission, Gen-3 Electrical, Sterling Tire and Clarke Motorsports Communications.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Sunday, 15 July 2018 19:37 Published in Press Releases
PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 15, 2018)- Coming into the weekend, its unlikely that Noah Korner had ever heard of Kawartha or Peterborough Speedways, but after his stellar performance at the inaugural running of the Canadian Legend Car Asphalt Nationals presented by Trailers Plus, the Bloomfield, Connecticut native will never forget his maiden racing voyage on Canadian soil.
Sunday, 15 July 2018 19:29 Published in Results & Points
PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 15, 2018)- The finale for the inaugural running of the Canadian Legend Car Asphalt Nationals was the featured attraction on Saturday, July 14th at Peterborough Speedway. Also the program were the home track Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock and Late Model divisions. Timed spectator laps for King of the Hill took to the track during intermission.
Sunday, 15 July 2018 19:21 Published in Results & Points
PETERBOROUG, ON (July 11, 2018)- Weekly racing excitement has its roots firmly planted in the efforts of local short track teams, but special events help build a track’s fan base and provide a proving ground for travelling racing tours.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:06 Published in Press Releases
PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 11, 2018)- Its been said that there is a first time for everything and that statement has never been as true as it will be this weekend, with the inaugural running of the Canadian Legend Car Nationals, sanctioned by the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 08:24 Published in Press Releases
PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 9, 2018)- A hot, hazy and humid week came to an end just in time for Fan Appreciation Night presented by Pepsi on Saturday, July 7th at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval.
Monday, 09 July 2018 19:41 Published in Results & Points
PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 3, 2018)- Canada’s Toughest 1/3-mile Paved Oval is Central Ontario’s site of motorsports excitement and Summer Toonie Nights, presented by Pepsi with $2.00 spectator grandstand admission return to Peterborough Speedway Saturday, July 7.
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:25 Published in Press Releases
PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 1, 2018)- As an early-summer heatwave rolled through Central Ontario, the Saturday night racing stars at Peterborough Speedway pushed the temperature to the limit with a full night of action featuring the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, Super Stock and Late Model divisions; along the with the Cottage Country Dash for Cash events, presented by Lucas Oil Products.
Sunday, 01 July 2018 19:10 Published in Results & Points
PETERBOROUGH, ON (June 26, 2018)- Several different touring divisions roll through the pit gates at Canada’s Toughest 1/3-Mile Paved Oval during the course of a regular season, but it’s the weekly home track classes that pack the stands with family members, neighbours and friends.
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 22:23 Published in Press Releases