Western Ontario Legends hit the road

Western Ontario Legends hit the road

Written by  Brad Clarke on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 14:16

GRAND BEND, ON – The 2017 Ontario Legends campaign will be changing its landscape and into a travelling touring series this upcoming year. The purpose built 1930’s coupes and sedans will be split into both Eastern and Western series races. The Eastern series will be racing this year at Sunset Speedway, Peterborough Speedway and Kawartha Speedway.

The Western Series will move from a single track series at Grand Bend and extend to a multi-speedway touring series. From the tight confines of Grand Bend Speedway, Sauble Speedway, Flamboro Speedway, and the ½ mile of Delaware Speedway.

There will be a combination event of both Eastern and Western Series at the Grand Bend Speedway annual Fall Classic in the fall.

Western teams are excited to travel to the various speedways this season to challenge their skills on four speedways. Defending Champion Brandon Thurlby will be trying to fight off series regulars, Jacob Sheridan. Josh Indig and new competitor Joe Adams for this year’s crown.

The teams will kick off the tour at Grand Bend Speedway June 17 and host next to last race as part of the Annual Fall Classic September 9.The Fall Classic will double as a combination event for both the East and West tours. The shortest, but arguably the toughest track on the tour, Grand Bend Speedway has been the host of the Legends series in recent years.

The teams travel to the big, fast ½ mile of Delaware Speedway on Saturday July 1 and share the bill with the APC United Late Model Tour, and Friday August 11. The teams did an exhibition event in 2013 and will return for the first time in four years.

For the first time in series history the teams will travel north to the popular Sauble Speedway for two events, July 15 and August 26. New Legends competitor Joe Adams will strap behind of the wheel and take the teams to school in what would be a huge home field advantage.

Full Throttle Motor Speedway continues to expand its foot print in Ontario Motorsports with the addition of two events on the Western Ontario Legends Tour August 6 and September 3 as part of their Labour Day Weekend festivities. Full Throttle also plays host to several events on the JCAR Future Stars Series as well in 2017.

The tour wraps up with an event at Flamboro Speedway on the first day of their Frostober Fest Weekend. That will close out the 2017 Season and crown a Champion on September 30.

After this year’s 2017 season, the teams will have seen 9 events and a tremendous variety of speedways. Legends Cars are fast growing in numbers in both ends of the province. The Western Ontario Legends tour will be coming to a speedway near you.

Western Ontario Legends Series Schedule

June 17th Grand Bend Speedway

July 1st Delaware Speedway

July 15th Sauble Speedway

August 6th Full Throttle Motor Speedway

August 11th Delaware Speedway

August 26th Sauble Speedway

September 3rd Full Throttle Motor Speedway

September 9th Grand Bend Speedway***

September 30th Flamboro Speedway

***East vs West Event

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