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Kawartha Speedway Unveils 2014 'Grassroots Racing' Schedule
« on: December 29, 2013, 11:49:42 PM »
Kawartha Speedway Unveils 2014 'Grassroots Racing' Schedule

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

After sitting silent for all but a pair of dates on the 2013 calendar, one of the province's most popular motorsports venues, Kawartha Speedway has released a tentative schedule of 8 events to be run during 2014.  Operating under the promotional umbrella of Lindsay, Ontario's Andrew McFadden, the track will split the agenda equally between Friday night and Sunday afternoon shows.  McFadden says putting things back on 'track' for the popular 3/8th mile Fraserville, Ontario oval has been a little overwhelming.


"The internet rumour mill was unavoidable. Once word got out that we were working with the Kawartha Downs people, everyone started talking," said McFadden.  "We read all of the comments and tried to come up with the best possible combinations.  You're never going to make everyone happy, but I think by taking a step back and looking at what we're calling a 'Grassroots Racing' operation, we'll help bring the facility back to what made it so popular with drivers, teams and spectators in the first place."


Fans will get their first chance to meet the new promotional team at the annual Canadian Motorsports Expo - February 7th, 8th & 9th - at the International Centre in Toronto.  A spring driver's meeting and race team registration session will take place Sunday, February 23rd.  There will also be a operational overview, race procedure and team marketing presentation at the same meeting.  Further details, including a location and time will be announced at a later date.


Although the announced schedule is tentative and subject to revisions, on-track activity is set to get underway with registration and an open practice session for all classes Friday, May 16th.  The first Friday of racing - with Late Model, Thunder Car, Mini Stock, 4-Fun and Legend divisions - is June 6th.  The first of 3 consecutive Sunday afternoon events - with the same classes - is scheduled for Father's Day, June 15th and highlighted by a unique Call of the Wild 'Animal Run' run what you brung exhibition.  All shows will include open classic car cruise nights and Kawartha-Durham Kart Club demonstrations will be part of the program on a number of occasions.


Andrew McFadden says he is pleased to have a number of Kawartha Speedway staff returning to the track's latest incarnation and hopes to have a solid team of enthusiastic personnel on hand for the entire campaign.


"This track earned its positive reputation in the motorsports community by having the best possible people staffing every position," said McFadden.  "I've been in touch with as many of the former line-up as possible and I think we'll have an excellent team in place for when the first green flag flies."


Fans, race teams and drivers are encouraged to visit the Kawartha Speedway Facebook page or see for the latest official news on the 2014 'Grassroots Racing' program.  Potential marketing partners and interested sponsors can contact Andrew McFadden:


Prepared by:  Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
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Kawartha Speedway Unveils 2014 'Grassroots Racing' Schedule
« on: December 29, 2013, 11:49:42 PM »

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Re: Kawartha Speedway Unveils 2014 'Grassroots Racing' Schedule
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 01:04:24 PM »
This is great news! K.D. is one of the best tracks in Ontario to race on!   Best of luck to Andrew and his crew ;D ;D

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