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OMRS Opens its 2017 Season This Weekend at Sunset Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

The long wait is nearly over. Fans of the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – will finally get to see their favourite motorsports brand in action, when the popular open-wheeled tour kicks-off its 2017 schedule – Saturday, May 20th – at Sunset Speedway. On the cusp of the new season, Rick Warnes says that this is an exciting time for drivers, teams and supporters.

 

“Everyone is putting the finishing touches on their equipment and making sure that everything is set for the first green flag,” said Warnes, who along with Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford make-up the team of OMRS officials. “There are new posts on our social media platform almost daily, as people look for clarification on rules and technical information prior to the opening bell.”

 

Since its inception at the former Mosport International Speedway, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series has shared a mission statement of providing an affordable, competitive series for racers, by racers. Keeping the overall costs under control allowed the tour to field a line-up of at least a dozen starters at each event throughout the 2016 schedule. Officials are expecting similar numbers during the upcoming season.

 

While the exact numbers won’t be known until teams sign-in on the opening night, Warnes says a strong group of returning favourites – including former champions Rob Warnes and John Baker Jr. – fresh faces and experienced runners who’ll be making the transition to open-wheeled racing will give OMRS an excellent roster of exciting runners to entertain fans at every race.

 

“We have an excellent development program in place and our annual test session at Peterborough Speedway opens the door to bring new talent into our ranks.”

 

2017 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series schedule

 

Saturday, May 20th:               Sunset Speedway – Spring Velocity

Saturday, May 27th:               Peterborough Speedway

 

Saturday, June 10th:              Peterborough Speedway

                                                Test a Mod Day, 11:00 to 2:00

                                                OMRS Racing, 6:00

Saturday, June 24th:              Peterborough Speedway

 

Saturday, July 1st:                  Flamboro Speedway – Canada Day Special

Saturday, July 15th:                Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, July 22nd:               Peterborough Speedway

 

Saturday, August 5th:             Flamboro Speedway

Saturday, August 19th:           Peterborough Speedway

                                                Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday, August 26th:           Peterborough Speedway

 

Saturday, September 23rd:    Sunset Speedway – Fall Velocity

                                                Qualifying heats

Sunday, September 24th:      Sunset Speedway – Fall Velocity

                                                Last chance qualifying and feature

 

Fans can find full series details at www.facebook.com/OMRS. Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to represent Ontario Modifieds Racing Series 2017 season.


The exciting 2017 season for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – takes the green flag – Saturday, May 20th – at Sunset Speedway.

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