Peterborough Speedway OMRS Feature Win Goes to Alex Cuzzilla

Mother Nature tried her best, but she couldn’t sideline the Saturday, August 12th action for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series at Peterborough Speedway.


With 20-laps to settle the score, Bob Franks and Randy Hollingsworth brought the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, presented by GEN-3 Electrical teams from the staging area to the green flag. Franks was the early race leader, with Andrew Massey moving into the runner-up spot from his starting position inside the second row.


Alex Cuzzilla – who had started 5th in the running order – took 2nd away from Massey with a handful of circuits complete and John Baker Jr. grabbed 3rd a lap later. Cuzzilla put his No. 50 machine into the lead with an outside pass at the halfway mark, with JBJ hot on his tail. Franks and Massey were still enjoying a strong run, holding-down 3rd and 4th as the race moved into the second stage.


The field started to spread-out over the closing stages, with about a 7 car length advantage between 1st and 2nd and the same distance from 3rd to 4th as the leaders started working through lapped traffic with only a few laps remaining in the race distance. Cuzzilla, Baker Jr., Franks and Massey occupied the top-4 spots at the checkered flag. Tyler Bouillon, Shane Pollock, Rob Warnes and Randy Hollingsworth completed the finishing order. Steering issues kept the No. 90 of Rick Warnes from taking the feature race green flag.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Peterborough Speedway notes: Alex Cuzzilla and Rick Warnes shared the night’s OMRS qualifying heat race wins…An early race spin by Shane Pollock could have slowed the pace but the driver of the No. 3 machine was able to keep rolling, leading to a caution-free feature event.


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 group will return to Peterborough Speedway Saturday, September 2nd for the Championship Clash and Friday, October 6th for a first-ever run at the Autumn Colours Classic,


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


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