After an action-packed season, it appears everything is falling in place for the Ontario Modified Racing Series, as their schedule was released as part of an article speaking of some of the rookies set to take to the track in 2017.
The series will kick off their season at Sunset Speedway on May 20 as part of Sunset’s invitational special, “Spring Velocity.” The event will see a variety of different racecars on the track over the course of the weekend, including the track’s own four divisions – Super Late Models, Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. OMRS made their first trip to Sunset Speedway last year putting on a pair of shows over the course of the season with success in both.
Sunset won’t be the only date in May for the tour, as OMRS will head to Peterborough Speedway a week later on May 27. Peterborough has always been a staple on the OMRS tour, with the series featuring three to five races at the oval each season. This year will be even more special than others at Peterborough as the track celebrates their 50th anniversary.
The stops at Peterborough continue in the month of June, as the open-wheel modifieds will race there twice – June 10th and June 24th. The June 10th date will be unique for some, though, as it’s one of the two “Test a Mod Day” events. Prior to racing that night, drivers from the 4Fun and Thunder Car divisions will get the opportunity to jump behind the wheel of a modified from 11am to 2pm.
“Our group has always been committed to putting the best field on the track at every event and our development deals are a great way to find some new talent,” said Randy Hollingsworth. “We have a program in place with J.P. Josiasse at Peterborough Speedway that allows drivers from the 4Fun and Thunder Car divisions to take the next step in their driving careers. The track also allows us to host an annual ‘Test a Mod’ day that has opened the door for racers to get behind the wheel of one of our cars in an on-track practice session.”
As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1, OMRS will look to put on a show as they’ll make their first stop of the season at Flamboro Speedway. The Hamilton, Ontario-based oval has been apart of the series schedule for a long time, putting on dramatic shows within the tight racing quarters. The month of July will then finish off with a pair of races at Peterborough on July 15 and July 22.
The month of August will start off with OMRS’ second date of the season at Flamboro on August 5, followed by a fifth trip to Peterborough on August 19. The August 19 date will supposedly be jam-packed at the track as it is one of Peterborough Speedway’s Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night. OMRS will then also return to Peterborough two weeks later on August 26.
The season will then finish off back at Sunset Speedway, with the OMRS Champion being crowned as part of the track’s two-day spectacular, Fall Velocity.