Mother Nature Steals a Saturday Night Win at Peterborough Speedway

Into each life a little rain must fall. Sadly, the rain that fell on Central Ontario race fans – Saturday, June 8th – was just enough to spoil a great evening of action at Peterborough Speedway.


The Double Toonie/Fan Appreciation Night program got underway with qualifying heats that saw Shawn Murray and Chad Strawn share checkered flags in the Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Trucks, while Wyatt Beatty claimed a pair of opening round wins in the Kingsway Auto Centre Junior Late Models, with the others going to newcomers Savannah Strawn and Brody Coates, who each earned the first victories of their careers.


Multi-time track champions Dan McHattie and Ryan Kimball had the KOD Disposal Late Model preliminaries. Good friends and racing teammates Rob Crick and Chris Tubman each recorded a SwitchTire Mini Stock heat race triumph. Lyla Sikma, Landon Sellers, Lucas Finnegan and defending track champion Lucas Cousineau took the Kingsway Auto Centre Pro Junior Late Model wins.


Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock qualifying round victories went to last week’s feature winner Angelo Novis, Samuel Arnott, Tegan Stanley and opening night main event winner Sean Kennedy. Fan favourite Marlie Owen and Clayton Reed shared Jiffy Lube Super Stock heat race wins. For Reed, it was the first Peterborough Speedway victory of his career.


Bullring bullet points: With the possibility of inclement weather in the area, track officials kept a close eye on the forecast. Just as the first heat race session was wrapping up, a light began to fall and made the track too wet for racing. After close to a 90-minute delay, crews were able to get things ready to roll for the next road of qualifying. Another storm cell blew in as the next heat races were concluding and forced the balance of the program to be cancelled.


Peterborough Speedway officials thank fans, racers, officials and staff for their patience and understanding during the track drying and weather delays.


Action returns to the popular Central Ontario layout Saturday, June 15th when KOD Disposal presents the APC Late Model 100 and the Dayco Super Stock 50, along with the home track Bone Stock and Renegade Truck divisions and a driver autograph session. Grandstand gates open at 3:00, with racing at 5:00.

Advance tickets are available online, or at the trackside ticket booth on raceday. Fans are reminded that Peterborough Speedway is a ‘cash only’ facility.


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