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Ontario Modifieds Series Cranks Up the Summer Heat at Flamboro Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


For their first 2 shows this month, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – is tackling Flamboro Speedway. The Hamilton, Ontario speed plant hosted the popular open wheeled tour Saturday, July 2nd for an action-packed event.


Whether in weekly racing or a travelling series, the key to short track events is the competition. OMRS shows give fans plenty to see and cheer about from the drop of the green flag, all the way through to the checkered. Even though the first 3 main events on this year’s tour have featured the same driver in victory lane, they’ve had to work hard for every single position they’ve earned.


With Willow Barberstock and Chris Burrows on the front row, the crowd was looking forward to a solid, exciting main event run as the OMRS speedsters worked their way around the spacious Flamboro Speedway layout. As result of his previous feature victories and series handicapping, John Baker Jr. was forced to start from the tail of the field. As laps clicked-off on the scoreboard, the #63 machine gained positions on the track and eventually recorded his 4th consecutive win. In the winner’s circle interview, it was typical ‘JBJ’, as Baker sounded both proud and humble when discussing his latest racing accomplishments.


“When I first started running these cars, there was a lot to learn,” admitted Baker. “Last season, it took about the first half of the year to figure out how to make the car fast and the changes it would need to adjust for the different race conditions. Lately, its almost like being back in the Thunder Car. I’m comfortable and confident behind the wheel and like how it feels to be able to win races in a new series, but I also know that just around the corner there could be someone else in victory lane.”


As the checkered flag fell, Baker – who also claimed a victory in the qualifying heat race earlier in the day – was followed across the line by Brad Stevenson, Stu Robinson Jr., Christopher Mulders, Rob Warnes, Duane Cinnamon, Barberstock, Randy Hollingsworth, Ryan Dick, Burrows and Rick Warnes.


The series runs their second Flamboro Speedway show of the month Saturday, July 16th before returning to Peterborough as part of Mid Summer Bash – presented by Country 105 – Saturday, July 23rd.


2016 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:


Saturday, May 21st                 Sunset Speedway

Event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, May 28th                 Peterborough Speedway

Event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.


Saturday, June 11th                Peterborough Speedway

Event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, June 18th                Peterborough Speedway

                                               Annual Test/Try a Mod Day (11:00 to 2:00)


Saturday, July 2nd                  Flamboro Speedway

Event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 16th                 Flamboro Speedway

Saturday, July 23rd                 Peterborough Speedway


Saturday, August 6th              Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 13th            Peterborough Speedway

                                                                           Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission

Saturday, August 27th            Peterborough Speedway


Saturday, September 24th     Sunset Speedway – qualifying

Saturday, September 25th     Sunset Speedway – feature event


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