MILLGROVE, Ontario — The pieces are beginning to fall in place for the upcoming season at Flamboro Speedway, as the track is proud to announce Kelly Hallett will be the head tech director in 2022.
Kelly Hallett is no stranger to Flamboro Speedway, serving on the tech staff this past season under the direction of Glen Hils. He also has spent time as a technical inspector at Ohsweken Speedway, as well.
Hallett’s history with motorsports goes deep, as he got involved in the sport when he was 18-years-old, and was a driver behind the wheel until 2007. Through his career, he was able to win back-to-back championships at Ohsweken Speedway in 1999 and 2000.
Following his driving career, he began crew chiefing for a late model team, before leading a NASCAR Pinty’s Series effort for five years, and lastly, crew cheifing for Shane Gowan in the super late model division.
The Hallett announcement follows a pair of other shifts in the staff, which will see Gary Colling become the General Manager of Motorsports, along with Kevin Small taking over the announcer duties.
Stay tuned to the Flamboro Speedway social media pages and website as further staff announcements are coming.
The 2022 campaign is expected to be an exciting season full of action, featuring weekly racing beginning on Saturday, April 30, all the way until Saturday, October 22.
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