Autism Awareness Night Returns June 22nd at Peterborough Speedway

By its nature, the sport of short track stock car racing can be described as a rough and tumble – and sometimes, even aggressive – spectator attraction. Saturday, June 22nd fans at Peterborough Speedway will get to see the softer side of Canada’s Toughest 3rd Mile Oval as the track plays host to an Autism Awareness Night. President of CNAF – the Canadian National Autism Foundation – Tina Fougere says its all about having family fun for a great cause.


“Kid’s Race is about accepting our loved ones with Autism,” Fougere said. “We couldn’t ask for a better place in Central Ontario to host our special event. The wonderful people at Peterborough Speedway have opened their doors and more importantly, their hearts to our cause.”


Kid’s Race was started in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for Autism research and awareness. It wasn’t too long after speaking with – and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans – that a common bond was formed. Everyone associated with the event quickly realized that passion, dedication, family and a love for what they do is something that everyone shared. Peterborough Speedway owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse says that Autism Awareness Night – Saturday, June 22nd – is an informative and educational event for everyone who comes through the gates.


“Our drivers, teams, crew members, sponsors and fans are quick to throw their support behind a worthwhile cause,” Josiasse said. “Even if a member of your family hasn’t been affected by autism, you probably know someone who has. Whatever you can do to help the Canadian National Autism Foundation is a win-win for everyone involved,”


To learn more about Kid’s Race, visit or call 888.977.RACE (7223). The Canadian National Autism Foundation website is


On track action for Saturday, June 22nd at Peterborough Speedway will feature the home track SwitchTire Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, Jiffy Lube Super Stock KOD Disposal Late Model and Kingsway Auto Centre Junior Late Model divisions, plus the Can Am TQ Midgets. Pit gates will open at 2:30, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and racing at 6:00.

Be sure to check the redesigned or the track’s social media sites and pages for the latest updates on the 2024 schedule.

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