Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series Gets Ready for a Weekend Double Header
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Temperatures are on the rise and this weekend, the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series will heat things up on the race track as the popular tour hosts a pair of shows. Things kick-off Friday, June 1st at Kawartha Downs & Speedway as part of an event that also features the OSCAAR Modified and Hot Rod divisions. The next night – Saturday, June 2nd – the scene shifts to Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval for the first of this season’s 3 Summer Toonie Nights at Peterborough Speedway. Series spokesperson Andrew McFadden – who along with Jeff Drimmie and Kevin Foisy make-up the tour’s group of officials – says the events are a warm-up for the Canadian Legends Asphalt Nationals July 13th and 14th and all teams are looking forward to getting back on the track.
“We ran into some issues with weather during the first couple of dates on the calendar, but everyone is hoping things will run clean and green for the rest of the year,” McFadden said. “It can be tough when you’re ready to race and then Mother Nature intervenes and changes the plan. Our group is really good about taking things in stride until they get a chance to light the fuse.”
Ontario Legends Series teams broke the seal on the 2018 schedule Sunday, May 20th during the Spring Velocity Weekend at Sunset Speedway. 27 teams signed-in at the venue north of Metropolitan Toronto, with 25 taking the green flag in the year’s first main event. Kevin Foisy etched his name into the record books as the new season’s first victor. Reigning series champion Matt Haufe, Wes Cuthbertson, Cole McFadden and Adam Cuthbertson rounded-out the top 5.
“Starting the calendar with close to 30 teams in the pits is a great sign of things to come,” according to McFadden. “With a field comprised of raw rookies, experienced veterans and a smattering of former champions, we’re confident that car counts should be near the quarter-century mark throughout the year.”
Saturday, May 19th: Peterborough Speedway
Cancelled – rain
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
(Canadian Legends Asphalt Nationals)
Saturday, July 14th: Peterborough Speedway
(Canadian 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
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Photo attachment: Ashley McCubbin, www.shorttrackmusings.com
Kevin Foisy scored the first win of the 2018 Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Season. The series returns to action with back-to-back dates – Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd – at Kawartha Downs & Speedway and Peterborough Speedway.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media