Chad Strawn Goes Flag-to-Flag in Caution-Free OMRS Feature Win

After a rainout a week earlier, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, presented by GEN-3 Electrical returned to Peterborough Speedway Saturday, July 22nd and thrilled the crowd with a stellar feature shootout.


Following the pre-race inversion draw, OMRS teams rolled from the staging area with Chad Strawn and fan favourite John Baker Jr. on the front row for a 20-lap finale. From the drop of the green flag, Strawn took control of the field but Baker Jr. wasn’t about to let the driver of the potent No. 35 machine out of his sight, as he mirrored every move made by his good friend and racing rival.


Strawn – a father of 2 from Newcastle, Ontario, who has gained some extra Peterborough Speedway track time this year as a regular in the Renegade Truck division – logged some near-perfect laps during his feature run. As he and ‘JBJ’ broke away from the pack, they had the No. 50 of 2022 series champion of Alex Cuzzilla running 3rd.


The lead trio caught the tail-end of the field around the halfway mark but that didn’t slow their pace. Strawn held on for the win, with Baker Jr. 2nd and Cuzzilla 3rd. Tyler Bouillon, Bob Franks, Andrew Massey, Rick Warnes, Rob Warnes and Randy Hollingsworth rounded-out the finishing order.


Bob Franks and John Baker Jr. picked-up qualifying heat wins earlier in the night.


Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Peterborough Speedway notebook: Group officials are pleased to announce a new sponsorship arrangement with Awesome Racewear,…OMRS teams are getting ready for the 2nd annual running of the Bill Pickford Memorial – Saturday, August 26th – at Flamborough Speedway. Series officials are selling lap sponsorships for the event that pays tribute to one of the group’s founders and former racer Bill Pickford. Lap sponsorships for the 30 and 31-lap features are $61.00, with details available on the OMRS Facebook group. Electronic fund transfers can be sent to:…The next events on the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series agenda will take place Saturday, August 5th at Flamborough and Saturday, August 12th – part of the Double Toonie Fan Appreciation Night – at Peterborough Speedway. The group will also be part of Peterborough’s Saturday, September 2nd Championship Clash and has booked a first ever Autumn Colours Classic appearance for Friday, October 6th.


The 2023 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is once again presented by GEN-3 Electrical and sponsored in part by the new partnership with Awesome Racewear, as well as TNT Performance Products, Thinkpath Design, Bourque Transmission, All or Nothing Brewhouse and Clarke Motorsports Communications.


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