Peterborough Speedway Draws the Curtain on Another Successful Season
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
The stock car racing portion of the 2015 schedule at Peterborough Speedway came to a close with the running of the 23rd annual edition of the Autumn Colours Classic, but things wrapped-up for the year recently with a 250 lap endurance event presented by the Old Smoke House Catering and an afternoon of radar runs and drag racing on grass for snowmobiles and ATV's.
Endurance racing is one of the most 'family-focused' experiences in motorsports. From car design, assembly and event scoring during the race, many different generations are involved from the drop of the green flag to the waving of the checkered. In the 4 and 6-cylinder division, the top finishers were Noel Snow, Ember Junkin – sister of 2015 Autumn Colours Classic and Mini Stock track champion Tyler Junkin – Blaine Jacquard, Peter Campbell and Paul Wannamaker. Clayton Pederson – who has made headlines by winning the marathon events over the years – Lloyd Harper, Scott Oliver, Luke Johnson and Stan Tisnovsky were the best of the 8-cylinder crowd.
Putting your leisure time gear against the clock can be its ultimate test, while also earn bragging rights and prizes. Lucas Oil Products presented an afternoon of radar runs and grass drag racing for snowmobiles and ATV's at Peterborough Speedway.
Lucas Mazzarolo of Port Perry had the quickest pass of the dirt bike class with a run of 58 miles an hour. A number of different snowmobile classes were featured on the day, with honours going to Ryan Sorensen, Ryan Howe, Joe McIlmoyle, Todd McInroy and Brad Hubbs. Bill Arthur of Peterborough had the fastest sled of the afternoon with a pass of 80 miles an hour.
Adam Fenmore had an ATV run of 55 miles an hour, while the Junior Sled and ATV honours went to Cameron and Taylor Heeringa of Cavan.
Bullring bullet points: Peterborough Speedway will host its annual awards presentation and banquet Saturday, November 28th, at the Ranch Resort Banquet and Conference Centre in Bethany. Drivers and race teams are asked to contact the speedway office for ticket information and details…Sunday, December 6th at there will be a rules meeting held at the Best Western Otonabee Inn, 84 Landsdowne Street East, Peterborough to discuss plans for the 2016 season.
Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.
Photo attachment: Peterborough Speedway collection
1) The 2015 season at Peterborough Speedway wrapped-up with an afternoon of grass drags and radar runs. Top speeds in the ATV division hit in excess of 55 miles an hour.
2) Grass drags and radar runs highlighted the final event of Peterborough Speedway's 2015 schedule. The fastest speed in the snowmobile class was 80 miles an hour.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media