(Eastern Ontario Legends Series cars race around Peterborough Speedway / Photo Credit : Peterborough Speedway)
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO : Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series officials have announced a groundbreaking event for the ever-growing Legend Car platform in the province of Ontario for 2018. The first-ever INEX Canadian Asphalt Nationals will take place over the course of a two-day show at two very different race tracks in the middle of July.
The Canadian Asphalt Nationals will take place on Friday, July 13th at the 3/8ths-mile Kawartha Speedway Downs located in Fraserville and then the teams will pack up their cars and equipment to make the drive 5 minutes north to the tight little 1/3-mile bullring of Peterborough Speedway.
“This race format will take the home track advantages out of the equation, and the best drivers will rise to the top,” stated EOLS board member Jeff Drimmie. “The drivers that can put together solid finishes at both race tracks will most likely be the champions. With over $25,000 on the line and the tracks being central to the boarders on both sides of Lake Ontario, I expect some of our U.S. friends to make the trek north for this historic event.”
The race tracks are located in the heart of Ontario and sit just a couple miles away from each other making travel between the two days an easy go for the teams. There is also free camping and a casino at the Kawartha Speedway Downs, which has a harness track around the outside of the paved oval used for stock car racing events during the summer. Teams also have free camping on site at Saturday’s venue just a couple miles north at Peterborough Speedway.
On top of the announcement of the event is the inclusion of over $25,000 in guaranteed prize money over the course of the weekend for the competitors. The event has the full support of the U.S. Legend Cars International home office based in Harrisburg, North Carolina. Look for more information about the event on their website in the near future.
Over the upcoming weeks additional details will be announced regarding the Canadian Asphalt Nationals. As weekly car counts approached 30 last season across individual race events throughout the 2017 Eastern Ontario Legends Series season, expect a record turnout of cars and the top brass of Canadian and American drivers to make the trek to Ontario in the middle of July 2018.
The Eastern Ontario Legends Series is also the home of the 2017 INEX Pro Legends International Champion in Matt Haufe. Haufe narrowly beat out American drivers Jordan Black, Noah Korner and Mike Alcaro to take away the season long championship. He was also the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series champion this past season. The series competes on a variety of race tracks across Ontario in a western and eastern based regional split with currently 17 events on the 2018 season schedule for the series.