Action is the Driving Force for 2015 at Peterborough Speedway
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
With one show down and the balance of the 2015 campaign to go, all indications point toward another exciting season at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.
A quick check of the finishing orders from the first night of racing shows names other than the usual suspects turning in some solid efforts, indicating that a number of teams put in some long hours in the shop during the off-season. Peterborough Speedway owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse says that seeing new faces running near the front of the pack is an important step in building the track’s fan base.
“Everyone who comes through the main gate has a favourite driver, but there is just something about the sport of short track stock car racing that loves seeing a first time winner,” said Josiasse. “When an underdog takes the checkered flag and upsets a favourite, the place goes wild. What we do is based on the support and dedication of family, friends and neighbours. It’s great when we can have some new faces find their way to the winner’s circle.”
After some less than spectacular runs, plagued by mechanical gremlins resulted in an 11th place finish in the final 2014 Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car point standings, Rob Richards logged a solid opening night of action to kick-off the new campaign. The driver of the #15 Chevrolet – who was tutored by Late Model veteran Mike Wallace last season – managed a 2nd place finish in the main event.
2015 promises to be an exciting season at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. Just a toonie gets you through the main grandstand gate for Fan Appreciation Nights Saturday, May 30th, July 11th and August 15th. The inaugural APC Pro Late Model Tour has a 100 lap spectacular booked for Saturday, July 18th and the always popular Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series is back Saturday, August 8th.
Action gets back on track Saturday, May 23rd as the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series and OSCAAR Legends make their first appearances of the year, joining a night of racing with the Mini Stocks and Paul Davis Systems Thunder Cars. Pit gates open at 3:00, with the spectator areas unlocked at 5:00 and racing at 6:00.
Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com
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Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
After a far from stellar 2014 campaign, Rob Richards started off the new season with an impressive runner-up finish in the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car feature – Saturday, May 16th – at Peterborough Speedway.
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