Hot August Nights Racing Series Continues at Peterborough Speedway

Pro Challenge CarsSome much needed rain forced track officials at Peterborough Speedway to pull the plug on the planned event Saturday, August 13th, but plans for the year’s final Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night – presented by Pepsi – will come together as planned; just a week later than originally scheduled. While the rainout was unfortunate, track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says there was no other choice but to reschedule the popular event.


“Our only other cancellation so far this year was Saturday, July 9th, which was also one of the Fan Appreciation Nights”, said Josiasse. “These shows are a big hit with race teams as well as the fans. Drivers make special plans and bring photos and other items to hand-out to the crowd. It would be a shame to take away the opportunity for people to meet and talk with their favourite racers.”


Josiasse says that while the Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night has been rebooked for the Saturday, August 20th show, the racing divisions that night will remain as originally scheduled, with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model, INEX Ontario Legend and Ontario Pro Challenge teams hitting the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.


For the Legends, this will be their final event of the 2016 regular season at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval, before making their much anticipated debut at the Autumn Colours Classic. The Ontario Pro Challenge Series will return to Peterborough Speedway for the first time in nearly a decade. Fans can learn more about the series by visiting The schedule for the Saturday, August 20th program will see pit gates opening at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and racing getting underway at 5:00. A Fan Appreciation autograph session will be held just before the night’s first feature race.


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