After spending six years working with the track, beginning as an announcer before transitioning to help run the social media content, Gary Collings is set to take a new role with the speedway immediately as a General Manger of Motorsports. Through the past couple seasons, Collings has been instrumental in some of the decisions made with regards to the structure of the racing program, while finding ways to promote the speedway through social media and announcing. His new role with the track will allow him to have a larger footprint in that regard, with eyes focused on making the 2022 campaign as successful as possible.
Doug Leonard has been the race director over the past couple seasons, but will be stepping aside from the position for 2022 as a result of other commitments. The track thanks him for his time spent with the speedway, contributions to the race program, looks forward to consulting with him in the future, and wishes him the best on his new endeavors.
Effective immediately, Collings will be taking over as the interim race director until the position can be filled by another individual. As a result of his new duties, he will be stepping away from the microphone.
The track is currently actively accepting resumes for both the position of race director and announcer. Experience would be greatly appreciated in either role, however they are willing to work with you otherwise. Those interested are encouraged to contact Gary Collings at email@example.com.
The track’s core divisions are back on the calendar for 2022 – Pro Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks, and the Canadian Vintage Modifieds, each ready to offer their own dish of entertainment. With over 100 different competitors across the divisions last year, fans were thrilled by door-to-door side-by-racing racing on a weekly basis, producing several different feature winners.
Of note, the ever-popular Grisdale Triple Crown will once again be a feature statement on the schedule. The three 100-lap features will be run on June 11, August 6, and October 2, with points given out by finishing position. The driver who has the most at the end of the final event will be crowned the 2022 Champion. The battle is expected to go right down to the wire as Shae Gemmell looks to make it three in a row.
There’s also the Pot of Gold 300, set to take place on Sunday, September 4 on Labour Day weekend. No matter the amount of cars in the field, the winner will be taking home $50,000 when the event is over. Second place will be paid $10,000, with $5,000 for third, $3,000 for fourth, and $2,000 for fifth.
The track has a history of putting on thrilling Enduros, as evident with the year-end Halloween Enduro each season. We’ve become used to everyone having fun and getting together to the end year off with excitement and entertainment, so why not do that a little earlier in the year? The event will be an Enduro, consisting of 300 laps broken into two parts. The first 250 laps will be ran, with the top 50 transferring to the final 50 laps to battle it out for the money.
Be sure to check out the full schedule and keep up with the latest by following the speedway on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FlamboroSpdwy, facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057368052862, and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/flamborospeedway.
By: Ashley McCubbin