OMRS to Host its Second Annual ‘Test a Modified Day’ at Peterborough Speedway

IMG_2064 (2)With starting fields of close to 20 taking the green flag at recent events, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – is looking to build on the consistency of their popular brand by introducing drivers from other divisions to the experience of open wheeled modified racing with the second annual ‘Test a Modified Day’ at Peterborough Speedway. Richard Warnes – speaking on behalf of the group of OMRS officials that also includes Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford – says it’s a great chance to see what the series is all about.

“We’ve enjoyed a great working relationship with J.P. Josiasse and Dave Sikma over the last couple of seasons,” said Warnes. “In 2014, they were gracious hosts for our test event that helped familiarize drivers from the 4Fun, Mini Stock, Thunder Car and even the Ontario Legend divisions to our cars.”

This year’s session is slated for Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 until 2:00 before the regular night of racing on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. After an orientation session, drivers will strap-in behind the controls of a restricted Ontario Modifieds Racing Series ride and head to the track under the direction of 2014 series champion Robert Warnes, with assistance from a variety of current and former OMRS drivers. Richard Warnes says there are a couple of prerequisites all participants will need to know if they plan to be part of the session.

“Everyone will need to supply a helmet, driver’s suit and safety gear,” said Warnes. “While we understand that this is a unique opportunity, the modifieds are powerful machines. It is a test session and not a driving school. Only those with experience in another division at any track will be allowed to participate and in the interest of safety, all applicants will be thoroughly checked before they go on the track.”

Warnes and the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series officials have also asked that all participants attending the ‘Test a Modified Day’ bring a non-perishable food donation for the Peterborough’s Kawartha Food Share Food Bank as a goodwill gesture. All food collected will be given to Peterborough Speedway officials, who will make the contribution on behalf of OMRS.

Drivers can take the first step toward a new motorsports division at the second annual Ontario Modifieds Racing Series ‘Test a Modified Day’ – Saturday, June 13th – from 10:00 ‘til 2:00 – at Peterborough Speedway.

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