Don’t let the snow and cold temperatures confuse the issue. Drivers and teams with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – are anxious to get the new season of action underway.
After a monumental campaign that saw close to 20 different competitors make at least one start in the popular open wheeled series, the 2016 agenda looks to be bigger and better. Once again, there will be 10 races on the schedule, with Peterborough Speedway serving as the unofficial home track for OMRS with 6 dates on the calendar. A pair of July stops for the familiar turf of Flamboro Speedway are part of the itinerary. The series will also journey to the popular Sunset Speedway, north of Toronto to open and close the calendar. Rick Warnes – who along with Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford make up the team of OMRS officials – says everyone is excited to get things rolling.
“The series continues to grow and we’re making headlines with every green flag,” said Warnes. “If you look at the 2015 results – where the top 5 drivers in points were less than 50 markers apart and none of top 7 finishers won a main event – you’ll see some incredibly competitive fields. Our teams are looking forward to getting back on the track and opening the season with our first ever event at Sunset.”
Warnes also pointed to the annual Test a Modified Day – Saturday, June 18th – at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval as an important part of the schedule. Although its not a race date and there are no points on the line, the session has proved to be an asset to the series.
“JP Josiasse and Dave Sikma at Peterborough Speedway have been good friends to the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series over the years and the test has been a great way to introduce drivers from other tracks and different racing divisions to our cars,” said Warnes. “Combined with our driver development program, it can be the first step toward putting some fresh faces into the winner’s circle.”
2016 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:
Saturday, May 21st Sunset Speedway
Saturday, May 28th Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 11th Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, June 18th Peterborough Speedway
Annual Test/Try a Mod Day (11:00 to 2:00)
Saturday, July 2nd Flamboro Speedway
Saturday, July 16th Flamboro Speedway
Saturday, July 23rd Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, August 6th Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, August 13th Peterborough Speedway
Toonie Grandstand Admission
Saturday, August 27th Peterborough Speedway
Saturday, September 24th Sunset Speedway – qualifying
Saturday, September 25th Sunset Speedway – feature event
Fans can find full series details at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or
www.facebook.com/OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS Inc. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.
-Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Press Release. Photo credit: Jim Clarke