Racing Luck Paves the Way to an Autumn Colours Classic Checkered Flag

At the casino, your lucky break could come from the turn of a card. On the gridiron, a last second field goal will make the difference in the big game. At Peterborough Speedway’s 27th annual Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products and Pure Country 105 – some solid work on pit road and taking advantage of every possible opportunity under the green flag can help a driver find their way to victory lane in short track racing’s biggest event of the year.


Teams from every corner of Ontario will converge on the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval from October 11th to 13th, looking for a chance to capture one of the sports most prestigious honours. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says the 2019 edition of the fall spectacle of speed brings the best of the best to the region.


“Some of the top runners in the starting line-up have been Saturday night regulars here for the last several seasons, while there are others who’ll come through the pit gates who only see the place once or twice a year,” explained Josiasse. “We’ll have track champions and some of the star-studded names from nearly every asphalt speedway in the province as well as some of the top young hot-shoes who will be visiting Peterborough Speedway for the first time in their career.”


From the opening round of qualifying – Friday, October 11th at 6:00 – to the full afternoon of feature events – starting Sunday, October 13th at 12:30 – the Autumn Colours Classic is sure to keep fans glued to the edge of their seats throughout the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road.


“No matter what stage of a racer’s career, there’s something special that comes with being able to add the title of ‘Autumn Colours Winner’ to their resume and to display the hardware that comes with that victory in a trophy case,” continued Josiasse. “With close to 10 different divisions hitting the track – including the 2nd go-round for the Electric City 167, a combined Late Model/Pro Late Model event – there is something for everyone.”


Pit gates open each day at 10:00, with the weekend schedule and class rules available by selecting the ‘Autumn Colours’ drop-down menu from the track web-site. Make sure you are part of the motorsports event Central Ontario race fans will be talking about for years.


The 27th annual edition of the Autumn Colours Classic, presented by Lucas Oil Products and Pure Country 105 – Friday through Sunday, October 11th to 13th – at Peterborough Speedway. Head to and the Facebook or Twitter social media platforms for full event details and info. There is also a free app available for smartphone users.


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