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2021 Covid 19 Schedule Will See Racing Return to Peterborough Speedway

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Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock teams will be part of the 2021 COVID-19 Schedule – beginning Saturday, June 5th – at Peterborough Speedway. (Jim Clarke/First Draft Media Photo)

2021 Covid 19 Schedule Will See Racing Return to Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke

Central Ontario motorsports fans deserve the best family entertainment possible. While the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic has made things difficult, Peterborough Speedway staff and officials have been working hard to see racing return to the venue known as ‘Canada’s Toughest 3rd Mile’ in 2021. After seeing the track’s original May 22nd start-date postponed because of the latest province-wide lockdown, J.P. Josiasse and his team have once again created a COVID 19 event schedule. 

“Based on an expected government approved minimum of 100 fans, with strict adherence to mask use, social distancing and close screening we’re looking at our first show of the year – presented by Country 105 – to open the season Saturday, June 5th,” explained Josiasse. “From there, our goal is to race every-other-weekend until Labour Day.” 

Staff is committed to building on a foundation that includes the Peterborough Speedway hometown Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, KOD Disposal Super Stock and Late Model divisions. Special guests such as the Ontario Legend, OSCAAR Modified and Hot Rod, Outlaw Midget and the OMRS Modified classes will also be featured during the bi-weekly schedule. 

“We’ll do everything possible to keep the anticipated Canadian Legend Asphalt Nationals on the revised calendar,” according to the track owner and promoter. “Originally planned as a 2-day show on the last weekend in August, things have been adjusted to Saturday, August 28th only, with the program line-up and format determined by provincial restrictions.” 

As was the case during the September events last year, teams will need to notify Peterborough Speedway personnel of their intent to compete prior to each event. Payment of the registration fee – that includes admission for a select number of crew members – will need to be sent to the track, along with a completed COVID-19 screening questionnaire for everyone attending with the team.  

Division                                  Entry Fee                      Crew Included 

Late Model                                        $250                                       5 people 

Super Stock                                      $250                                       5 people 

Ontario Legend                                $250                                       5 people 

Renegade Truck                              $200                                       4 people 

Mini Stock                                          $100                                       2 people 

Bone Stock                                        $100                                       2 people 

Additional pit passes – up to a total of 10 people per car – can be purchased at $50.00 each for all events. 

General admission grandstand passes – at $40 each – will be sold online and will once again require advance booking and payment. Season ticket package holders will need to contact the track in advance of each event. 

Participating divisions and complete schedule details for each show can be found at www.peterboroughspeedway.com and on the track’s Facebook or Twitter social media platforms. Event information is subject to provincial government protocol and restrictions. Dates may be adjusted as required. 

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke

Prepared by Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com,

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