Touring Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier Checks in at Peterborough Speedway
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
At the start of the season, every racer in the province has a wish list. For most, it includes earning a starting spot in the prestigious Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – at Peterborough Speedway. Although the 24th annual edition of the event that has become known as the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing doesn't take the green flag until October 7th, 8th and 9th, drivers in the OSCAAR Super Late Model, Modified, Midget and Pro Midget fields will get the chance to claim front row starting spots in the marquee show during the Touring Division Chase for the Colours pole qualifier – Saturday, July 30th – at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.
This will be the first of 2 regular season appearance for the fan favourite Super Late Models. The powerful OSCAAR machines will be back Saturday, September 3rd for a 50 lap main event as part of the annual Championship Clash. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says the division has long been a popular attraction at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.
"We've had drivers from our regular Saturday night divisions move into the OSCAAR ranks throughout the years," said Josiasse. "Its great to have them as part of the Autumn Colours Classic and giving fans the chance to see these cars in action as part of our regular race program always draws a strong crowd."
For the Touring Chase for the Autumn Colours Classic event – Saturday, July 30th – pit gates will open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 to allow fans the chance to enjoy the pre race corn roast. The first qualifying heat will take to the track at 6:00.
Looking ahead on the schedule finds the return of the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series – along with Peterborough Speedway's Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock and Paul Davis Systems Thunder Cars, plus the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – Saturday, August 6th. The next Fan Appreciation/Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission Night – presented by Pepsi – is Saturday, August 13th. Action on the track includes 4Fun, Mini Stock, Late Model, Ontario Legends and Ontario Modifieds.
Bullring Bullet Points: A hand injury away from the track has kept Mike Wallace out of action, but the popular, hometown Late Model racer is expected back for Fan Appreciation Night. Matt Spence is also expected to make his first Late Model start of the year in the coming weeks.
Full schedule details – along with up to the minute news and results are always available atwww.peterboroughspeedway.com, by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free
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Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
After being kept out of action due to a hand injury, local Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model fan favourite Mike Wallace is expected to be back on the track for the Fan Appreciation/Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission Night – Saturday, August 13th – at Peterborough Speedway.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media