John Baker Jr. captured his first Ontario Modifieds Racing Series checkered flag of the year on July 13 John Baker Jr. captured his first Ontario Modifieds Racing Series checkered flag of the year on July 13 Melissa Smits, www.facebook.com/oneninemarketing

John Baker Jr. Lands His First Ontario Modifieds Series Win of 2019

Written by  Jim Clarke on Monday, 15 July 2019 08:36

PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 15, 2019)- With a borrowed power plant under the hood, it was former series champion John Baker Jr.’s time to shine as the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. and Gen-3 Electrical returned to Peterborough Speedway on Saturday, July 13 for the Mid-Season Bash.

Craig Scott and Randy Hollingsworth paced the field of a dozen starters to the Great Canadian RV green flag to kick-off the 25 lap feature event. Right off the bat, Hollingsworth drifted high on the track, opening the door for the rest of the field to take off in pursuit of Scott. The race’s first two yellow flags, both for incidents on the front stretch, came early and opened the door for the local fan favourite they call J.B.J. to take the lead.

Dwight Brown, who has returned to the series for the first time in several years and Chad Strawn, who swept the tour’s most recent events at Flamboro Speedway, were fighting it out for the runner-up spot, as Baker Jr. began navigating his way through some of the slower traffic with less that 10 laps to go.

John Baker Jr. captured the checkered flag by an advantage of nearly half a straightaway over Brown and Strawn. Alex Lees, Josh Gruntz, Rick Warnes, Rob Warnes, Bob Franks, Hollingsworth, Willow Barberstock, Scott and Alex Cuzzilla.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: John Baker Jr. also scored a pair of qualifying heat wins, with the others going to Alex Cuzzilla and Josh Gruntz...Cuzzilla retired from the main event early after the power steering failed in his #50 machine...The tour takes a couple of weeks off before heading back to Peterborough Speedway on Saturday, July 27th.

To learn more about the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. and Gen-3 Electrical schedule, visit the group’s social media platform, www.facebook.com/OMRS or look for the newly redesigned web-site www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com.

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 2019 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series tour is also supported by Complete Mechanical, Borque Transmission, Gen-3 Electrical, Thinkpath Design, Conview Concrete, Sterling Tire and Clarke Motorsports Communications.

 

Prepared by Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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