Whether it’s the thrill of pure speed to some of the close side-by-side racing we’ve seen over the years, super late models take up the hearts of many fans. But that love has waived over the past couple of years with concerning car counts across the province. Hopefully a new approach for 2018 is the answer.
Led by track promoters JP Josiasse (Peterborough Speedway), Mark Dilley (Sauble Speedway), Alex Nagy (Jukasa Motor Speedway), John Casale (Flamboro Speedway), and Brian Todish (Sunset Speedway), a new division will debut in 2018 – the Ontario Super Late Model Series. While the outlaws have been underneath the OSCAAR banner over the past several years, a mutual decision was made to allow this group to take it over.
“2018 will see a complete different landscape for Super Late Model racing, featuring a schedule consisting of 8 to 9 races, 75 lap feature events with an attractive purse structure along with a points fund to reward and promote drivers to attend all events,” the promoters released in a press release. “In regards to scheduling we have worked hard to ensure that shows will not run head to head with the APC Series. Dates will be at the following venues; Flamboro, Jukasa, Peterborough, Sauble, Sunset with a tentative date at Kawartha.”
The group will host an information and registration meeting on December 12 at 7pm in the Bobby Orr Room at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex located at 99 Thornton Rd. S., Oshawa (Take the Stevenson Rd Exit off the 401). They plan to release “information regarding the purse structure, points fund, schedule and rules.”