PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — As the Outlaw Midgets presented by Canadian Tire Innsfil drivers battle for glory at Peterborough Speedway this weekend, they will be honoring one of their own along the way. The Sunday, August 29 event will mark the first annual Nathan Ross Memorial.
Proud to be one of the founding fathers of the series, he always held excitement about the competition on-track, and how the club had evolved since the beginning. Through past seasons, anytime you walked through the Outlaw Midget pits, you would see Nathan Ross, always willing to take up whatever task was asked of him. It became ritual for all the drivers to go see him at the beginning of the night to sign in, but ultimately would turn into a conversation.
The competition he grew to love is set to shine through this Sunday afternoon, with a whole fleet of drivers vying for the top step on the podium.
Mike Bradley will enter this weekend as the points leader, following two victories and a seventh in the last three races. Though as a whole, the success is no surprise as he has now scored 11 top-five’s in his last 12 series starts. There’s no reason he cannot carry the success into this weekend, having scored a pair of top-five’s in his last two Peterborough appearances.
Richard Woodland also knows what it takes to run well at Peterborough, placing fourth in the July 2019 event. He enters this weekend looking for a good run, ranked second in the standings following no finishes worse than fourth.
Larry Lawson, meanwhile, has just one finish worse than fourth in the first four events this season, including a win at Sauble Speedway. He enters the weekend third in points, just 23 markers behind Bradley. He hopes to break into the top-10 after being unable to do so in his last two Peterborough appearances.
Wayne McKibbon is still looking for his first career victory, and will enter this weekend ranked fourth in the standings. He has been strong to start 2021, having scored six top-10 finishes in a row dating back to 2019, including a runner-up at Sauble. He placed 10th and 13thin his last two appearances at Peterborough.
Jessica James enters this weekend as one of the drivers to watch, after picking up the checkered flag in the series’ most recent event at Sunset earlier this month. She has also done well at Peterborough in the past, scoring a victory there in 2019.
Rob Harrison may be the dark horse to watch, as it seems he gets faster with each bit of experience he gains behind the wheel. It has showed this year with no finishes worse than ninth including a pair of fifths. He finished 13th in his first trip to Peterborough.
Jody Bound hopes to carry the momentum forward after scoring a runner-up at Sunset Speedway earlier this month. He finished second in his last appearance at Peterborough.
Adam Tyo may be someone to watch, having scored no finishes worse than ninth this year, including a pair of sevenths. He placed 12thin his last appearance at Peterborough.
Dave Bradley is proving his brother isn’t the only fast driver in the family, as evident by back-to-back top-five finishes including a runner-up at Sunset earlier this month. He finished sixth in his last appearance at Sauble.
Jamie Kay is off to a solid start for his rookie campaign, with his DNF in the last event being his first result outside of the top-10.
Wally Wilson has shown speed in the midget this year, scoring a top-10 in each event, including a pair of sixths at Sunset. He finished ninth and seventh in his last two appearances at Peterborough.
Zach Millman will hope to turn things around, after running into mechanical issues in the last event at Sunset. He hasn’t had the best of luck at Peterborough in the past, something he hopes to change on Sunday.
Kevin Spiez hopes to build some momentum moving forward, after scoring a 10th-place finish at Sunset earlier this month. He placed ninth and 11th in his last two appearances at Peterborough.
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