Each week, Short Track Musings will be releasing a guide of where to catch some short track asphalt racing action across Ontario.
Friday, May 17
Delaware Speedway is hoping the rain stays away so they can kick off their 2019 campaign, finally. The night is set to feature the Super Stocks, Trucks, V8 Thunder Cars, and Bone Stocks, with King of the Hill Spectators Racing at intermission.
Saturday, May 18
Flamboro Speedway’s third night of the season will be highlighted by the Canadian Vintage Modifieds second event of 2019. Opening night on May 11 saw the victories be split between Mike Podd and TJ Marshall, with Steve Trendell close behind them both.
They will be joined by the Ray’s Towing & Recovery Super Stocks, Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks, McClurkin Properties Cambridge Pure Stocks, and the Pro 4 Modifieds. Will there be repeat victories from Brad Collison, Nick Troback, Jake Watson, and Karl Sault – or will a new winner emerge for the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks?
Full Throttle Motor Speedway’s Victoria Day Meltdown will open with an autograph session scheduled for 5pm. The action on-track will then feature the Kid Stocks, Thunder Trucks, Fun Stocks, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks, Late Models, and Crazy Trains.
After TJ Edwards swept the opening night for the Late Models on May 4, will he be able to make it three, possibly four in a row? Also, Rob Wark has assumed the early advantage with two Street Stock victories, but Travis Farrow and Luke Bos have proven to be worthy competition with a win a piece.
It is worth noting that each of their home-track divisions except the Crazy Trains has a driver that has won two feature events, with others only having a single win a piece. Could a second repeat winner emerge across the board?
Grand Bend Speedway’s second night of competition will feature the Jr. A Sprints, Jr. Late Models, 9hp Mods, Pro Trucks, and Bone Stocks. After seeing three first-time winners on opening night, anything is possible when the green flag flies this weekend.
Peterborough Speedway will be opening their season on Saturday night with the Bone Stocks, Mini Stocks, Renegade Trucks, Super Stocks, Late Models, and Ontario Legends Series. The stands will certainly be packed as grandstand admission is free, with a fan appreciation autograph session scheduled at intermission.
Sunset Speedway will be hosting their Spring Velocity weekend, with the opening day being action-packed. The show is headlined by the season opener for the APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Tour, with a 100-lap feature that will include some of the best drivers across the Pro Late Model division. With several returning champions like Dale Shaw and J.R. Fitzpatrick, stacked up against rookies like Danny Benedict and Sean Grosman, it could very well produce some of the best action seen all season.
The Lucas Oil T.Q. Can-Am Midgets will also be on tap, as Brandon Zavarella will look to go back-to-back after winning the series’ season opener at Flamboro Speedway on May 11. He did not have the easy route to victory lane, as he was closely stalked all event by Darren Dryden, Steve Murdock, and Mack DeMan.
The Outlaw Midgets will open their season on Saturday at Sunset Speedway, with a full field of at least 26 drivers expected to be on hand to take the first green flag of the season.
OSCAAR will also kick off their 2019 campaign with Saturday including qualifying heats for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds and Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods. Both divisions are expected to have full fields with several past winners in both, including a full field for the modifieds.
Sunday, May 19
Full Throttle Motor Speedway will open their night with a concert by Mudmen, followed by a night of racing highlighted by the Sprint into Spring 250 Road Warrior Endurance Series event. The remainder of the schedule includes Junior Cup, Young Gun Late Models, and Pro Four Modifieds. The Junior Cup division ran their first night on May 11, with victories going to Kayden Wright and Cole Burrows. Will they win again, or will a new face grace victory lane?
Sunset Speedway’s second day of the Spring Velocity weekend will be highlighted by features for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds and Knightworks Design OSCAAR Hot Rods. They will be joined by the third division, the Living Lighting OSCAAR Pro Sprints, with both heat and feature action on-tap.
Additionally, the track’s own four divisions – Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Late Models, St. Onge Recreation Super Stocks, G.D. Coates Used Car Superstore Mini Stocks, and Signs of Innovation Pure Stocks – will be on-hand with extended distance features for all classes except the Bone Stocks. Everybody is still talking about the season opener for the Late Models after Dwayne Baker passed both Rick Spencer-Walt and Nick Goetz on the last lap to take the checkered flag in the second 35-lap feature.
Lastly, the Ontario Legends Series will run their first second race of the season as part of a double-header weekend of action for them.
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