Ontario Legends Series Grows Stronger as Season Opener Gets Closer
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
It started with a whisper but like most great stories, the volume increased as more and more people heard the news. Now, it seems like the 2018 Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series schedule is the only thing the provincial motorsports community can talk about. The new season gets underway Saturday, May 19th at Peterborough Speedway. Tour spokesperson Andrew McFadden – along with Jeff Drimmie and Kevin Foisy – says this year’s combined east-west calendar could be the biggest news in series history.
“We’ve put together a program that lets teams race where they want, when they want,” Andrew McFadden said. “They can criss-cross the province or stay in their own neighbourhood. There are no conflicting dates from opening night until the championship crowning checkered flag at the Autumn Colours Classic. Ideally, every driver will want to follow the entire schedule, but we’re open to any decision the individual teams want to make.”
McFadden says the flexible agenda – that allows drivers to accumulate valuable INEX regional points at every event they run – has a created new interest in the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series. This year’s season opener is still about a week away and already more than 30 teams have pre-registered for the 2018 series, with several new teams expected to be announced soon.
There are several back-to-back events on the schedule, but the marquee dates are Friday, July 13th at Kawartha Speedway and Saturday, July 14th at Peterborough Speedway for the inaugural running of the Ontario Legends Asphalt Nationals. McFadden says series officials wouldn’t be shocked to see some out of province invaders attempt to crack the starting line-up.
“We had some gate crashers show-up at a couple of shows last year, including Michigan’s Gregory Rudzik taking the season-ending Autumn Colours Classic win and North Carolina’s Randy Gunton making a Peterborough Speedway start on his racing vacation.”
2018 Trailers Plus 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
Rick Eades (#22) and Miles Tyson battle in last year’s EOLS action. The Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series will be part of the 2018 season opener – Saturday, May 19th – at Peterborough Speedway.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media