Three-way race for Bone Stock series title
It seems like this year’s schedule at Peterborough Speedway got underway just a couple of weeks ago, but with only two shows remaining in the regular season, teams in the Saturday night classes will be pulling out all the stops to gain any possible advantage in the championship fight.
The Mount Pleasant road track comes back to life Saturday with the hometown Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, KOD Disposal Super Stock and Late Model divisions; plus double features for the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series and Kid’s Barrel Races as the intermission attraction.
Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m., with the general admission grandstands unlocked at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.
The Environment Canada forecast for Peterborough and the Kawarthas calls for sunny and clear conditions on Saturday.
Everywhere you look, there are tight point battles as action heads gets closer to the Aug. 31 Championship Clash.
Unofficially, there is less than a 50-point margin between Corey Strawn, Chris Tubman and Sean Kennedy in the Bone Stock title fight. Ironically, Strawn — who leads the standings — has yet to win a main event.
On the subject of wins, Tim Burke’s checkered flag last weekend has turned the Super Stock battle into a real dogfight between himself, Mark Gordon, Howie Crowe and Marlie Owen.
Former Bone Stock champion Jeremy Kelly looks to be the heir apparent to the 2019 Mini Stock crown, but rivals Nolan Gould and Ember Junkin — an early season feature winner — could have something to say about the outcome.
With a win in the recent 50-lap feature Cavan’s Dan McHattie looks to have all but clinched another Late Model championship, while the No. 26 Renegade Truck — shared by drivers Brad Lavalle and Nicholas Ledson — is the front-runner in the pickup parade.
Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says it’s a good time to be a fan at Peterborough Speedway.
“Our teams are always committed to giving our supporters the best show possible, but the championship battles will kick the level of excitement up a notch,” Josiasse said.
“Every lap and just a single position in the running order could make a big difference.”
He’s yet to win a main event, but Corey Strawn, pictured, is the lead dog in a three-car fight with Chris Tubman and Sean Kennedy for Peterborough Speedway’s 2019 Bone Stock track championship.