Oosterholt looks to seal deal at Championship Clash
Its all come down to this. The 2018 regular season is about to wrap up, with track titles decided during the Championship Clash on Saturday at Peterborough Speedway.
The track’s hometown – Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, Super Stock and Late Model – divisions will be joined by the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series to settle this year’s championship fights, with the five weekly classes at the Mount Pleasant Road track each running Top 10 shootouts for bonus bucks and bragging rights.
Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says its an exciting way to drop the curtain on another great season.
“Teams in each division have enjoyed a strong campaign and fans have been treated to some outstanding battles on a weekly basis,” Josiasse said.
“It seems like the schedule rolls-by faster and faster every year. Once the checkered flag waves, we’ll start planning for the 26th edition of the Autumn Colours Classic.”
Josiasse says it doesn’t look like any of the point chases will be decided until the final laps of the night. The big story of the year is Ryan Oosterholt, who is in the running for championship season in the Bone Stock, Mini Stock and Renegade Truck divisions.
He unofficially holds an advantage of more than 20 points in at least two of the 3 classes. Bailey Jacobs has a 14 point lead over Mark Gordon in the Super Stock title chase, while Dan McHattie has a 50 point Late Model cushion on James Horner and Amanda Balson going into the last point night of the year.
For Peterborough Speedway’s 2018 season finale on Saturday, the pit gates open at 12:30 p.m., with the grandstands unlocked at 3 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m.
Make your plans now for the 26th annual Autumn Colours Classic from Oct. 5 to 7. This year’s edition feature competition with close to 10 classes, plus the inaugural running of the Late Model/Pro Late Model Electric City 167. Visit www.peterboroughspeedway.com and select Autumn Colours for updates.
Unofficial Top 5 point standings by division:
Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock
Ryan Oosterholt — 790, Chris Tubman — 763, Jeremy Kelly — 735, Sean Kennedy — 693, Dave Feeney — 660.
Jiffy Lube Mini Stock
Ryan Oosterholt — 803, Kevin Strutt — 733, Nolan Gould — 732, Ember Junkin — 690, Kent Missons — 661.
Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck
Ryan Oosterholt — 464, Bill O’Hara — 446, Carrson Hennessy — 441, Jeff Dolley — 434, TerriAnne Whittern — 434.
Bailey Jacobs — 608, Mark Gordon — 594, Rob Richards — 576, Tim Burke — 556, Paul Boundy — 542.
Dan McHattie — 634, James Horner — 584, Amanda Balson — 584, Chris Mitchell — 565, Steve Powell — 537.
Ryan Oosterholt (No. 57) will be looking to claim the 2018 Bone Stock, Mini Stock and Renegade Truck titles during the Championship Clash on Saturday at Peterborough Speedway.