Chad Strawn Finds Ontario Modifieds Victory Lane at Peterborough Speedway

The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – signed-in at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval – Saturday, July 21st – as part of the Mid-Summer Bash at Peterborough Speedway.


Randy Hollingsworth and Chris Mulders – who was subbing from Craig Stevenson at the controls of the #90m machine – were on the front row and brought the field to the green flag. Hollingsworth – who scored his first career asphalt win with heat race victory earlier in the night – led the opening stages, before Chad Strawn took over the top spot with 4 laps complete. A 3-wide battle for the runner-up spot was being waged through the second turn but the pace was slowed for a turn 3 caution with 8 circuits on the board.


Strawn kept the lead on the restart, but there was still plenty of strong racing going-on deeper in the pack as John Baker Jr. moved into second on lap 9. Brad Stevenson grabbed 3rd spot just before halfway, but it was his teammate Chad Strawn who claimed his second Peterborough Speedway win on the 2018 season. Anthony DiBello and Josh Gruntz completed the top 5. Rob Warnes, Mulders, Hollingsworth, Willow Barberstock, Bob Franks, Rick Warnes and Ray Anthony rounded-out the finishing order.


OMRS qualifying heat race wins went to Brad Stevenson, John Baker Jr., Randy Hollingsworth and Anthony DiBello.


Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: 13 teams were scheduled to take the green flag in the 25 lap main event. The #69 machine of Craig Scott experienced mechanical issues earlier in the night and was unable to answer the call…Newcomer Ray Anthony was on hand in a #96 machine that he purchased about a week earlier. He contacted tour officials through their Facebook page to ask about getting his feet wet with some laps at the back of the field. The night came to an end when he was collected in the lap 8 incident and needed to be towed to the pits…Next on the schedule, teams return to Flamboro Speedway for a Saturday, August 4th event.


2018 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series schedule


Saturday, May 26th               Peterborough Speedway

Cancelled – rain


Saturday, June 9th                Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #77C, Chad Strawn 

Saturday, June 16th              Sauble Speedway

Twin 20 lap feature winners: #77, Brad Stevenson. #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, June 23rd              Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #16, Anthony DiBello

Saturday, June 30th              Flamboro Speedway

Twin 20 lap feature winners: #63, John Baker Jr.


Saturday, July 21st                Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #77C, Chad Strawn


Saturday, August 4th             Flamboro Speedway

Saturday, August 18th           Delaware Speedway

Saturday, August 25th           Peterborough Speedway


Saturday, September 1st      Peterborough Speedway

                                                Championship Clash


To learn more about the 2018 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – schedule, visit the group’s social media platform, or look for the newly redesigned web-site, coming soon.


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