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Canada’s Biggest Drag Race, Gets More BOOM!

GRAND BEND, ON (Ju;y 19, 2018)- The Nineteenth Annual Mopar Canadian Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex, continues to grow and expand, for the first time ever, there will be THREE, not one, not two, but THREE JET TRUCKS at one event.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:12 Published in Press Releases

Christmas in July and Autograph Night Featuring the Patriot Sprint Tour At Ohsweken on Friday, July 20

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 17, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway is eager to return to action this week with one of it’s most highly-anticipated shows of the season.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:36 Published in Press Releases

Team Turner Racing Rolls Through Tough Weekend; Ready For Big Tripleheader Weekend

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (July 17, 2018) – Another busy weekend of action at Ohsweken Speedway had all three Team Turner Racing members in action on a busy Sponsor Night last Friday.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:31 Published in Driver and Team Releases

Cory Turner Rebounds From Tough Start For Top-10 Finish at Ohsweken

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (July 17, 2018) – Cory Turner overcame a tumultuous night and recovered from a heat race incident to score a seventh-place finish and his ninth top-10 of the season at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday night.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:28 Published in Driver and Team Releases

Shepherd Grabs a Top 10 with VRX at the Pinty’s Grand Prix in Toronto

(London, ON) July 16, 2018 – “It was a battle to say the least,” is what Pete Shepherd III had to say about his eventful weekend at Exhibition Place in Toronto Ontario.

Monday, 16 July 2018 19:49 Published in Driver and Team Releases

Mid-Summer Bash is the Unofficial Halfway Mark of Peterborough Speedway’s Season

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

CBRT Has Hectic Weekend In Toronto

TORONTO, ON (July 14, 2018)-  Canada’s Best Racing Team (CBRT) drivers were turning heads during round number four of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series this past Saturday on the streets of Toronto as part of the annual IndyCar weekend in Toronto. This week CBRT had three racers looking for success on the streets of Exhibition Place in Toronto.

Sunday, 15 July 2018 20:50 Published in Driver and Team Releases

Ontario Modifieds Series Loads the Haulers for a Trip to Peterborough Speedway

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, or look for the newly redesigned web-site, 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 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.


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Sunday, 15 July 2018 19:37 Published in Press Releases

Noah Korner Sweeps the Canadian Legend Car Asphalt Nationals

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 Speedway- July 14 Race Report

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

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