Provincial Legends Asphalt Nationals Brings the Crowds to Central Ontario
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Fans are making plans, rewriting schedules and people are even booking time off work. The Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Asphalt Nationals – Friday and Saturday – July 13th and 14th is more than 4 months away, but its already becoming one of the most talked about events on the provincial motorsports calendar. Spokesperson Andrew McFadden – along with board members Jeff Drimmie and Kevin Foisy – says its great news for every Legends Series racer in Ontario.
“We’re putting a shovel in the ground at both Kawartha Downs and Peterborough Speedway for this spotlight event,” Andrew McFadden said. “With the Eastern and Western Ontario Legends divisions operating under the same promotional umbrella this year, we were already looking at close to 40 teams in the pit area, but the out-of-towners will help pack the place.”
The start of INEX regional points for the 2018 season is Saturday, May 19th at Peterborough Speedway’s opener. McFadden says the teams can’t wait to kick-off an exciting new calendar of action.
“Other drivers saw the level of success Matt Haufe had on the tour in 2017 and want to have their kick at the can,” McFadden said. “Being in the right place at the right time – combined with a good helping hard work and some racing luck – could very well put them in the same position.”
This year’s combined east-west tour has a total of 21dates, a pair of National Qualifiers and the 2-day Ontario Legends Asphalt Nationals event, at a half dozen different venues and concludes with the crowning of the 2018 champion at Peterborough Speedway’s 26th annual Autumn Colours Classic.
Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series Notebook: Scheduling issues, caused by weather delaying Sunset Speedway’s season opener means the Saturday, May 5th National Qualifier has been cancelled.
2018 Ontario Legends Series Schedule
Saturday, May 19th: Peterborough Speedway
Sunday, May 20th: Sunset Speedway
Friday, June 1st: Kawartha Speedway
Saturday, June 2nd: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 16th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 23rd: Grand Bend Speedway
Sunday, June 24th: Grand Bend Speedway (road course test)
Saturday, July 7th: Sauble Speedway
Friday, July 13th: Kawartha Speedway
(Ontario Legends Asphalt Nationals)
Saturday, July 14th: Peterborough Speedway
(Ontario Legends Asphalt Nationals)
Saturday, July 21st: Sunset Speedway
Saturday, July 28th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, August 11th: Sunset Speedway
Saturday, August 18th: Sauble Speedway
Saturday, August 25th: Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, September 8th: Grand Bend Speedway
Sunday, September 9th: Grand Bend Speedway (road course test)
Saturday, September 22nd: Sunset Speedway
Saturday, September 29th: Flamboro Speedway
October 5th, 6th & 7th: Peterborough Speedway
Autumn Colours Classic
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Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Andrew (#02) and Cole McFadden fight for a spot during 2017 Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series action. This year’s tour gets underway Saturday, May 19th at Peterborough Speedway.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media