(Kevin Foisy took the win at the season opener on May 20th at Sunset Speedway)
PETERBOROUGH, ON : Temperatures are on the rise and this weekend, the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series will heat things up on the race track as the popular tour hosts a pair of shows. Things kick-off Friday, June 1st at Kawartha Downs & Speedway as part of an event that also features the OSCAAR Modified and Hot Rod divisions. The next night – Saturday, June 2nd – the scene shifts to Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval for the first of this season’s 3 Summer Toonie Nights at Peterborough Speedway. Series spokesperson Andrew McFadden – who along with Jeff Drimmie and Kevin Foisy make-up the tour’s group of officials – says the events are a warm-up for the Canadian Legends Asphalt Nationals July 13th and 14th and all teams are looking forward to getting back on the track.
“We ran into some issues with weather during the first couple of dates on the calendar, but everyone is hoping things will run clean and green for the rest of the year,” McFadden said. “It can be tough when you’re ready to race and then Mother Nature intervenes and changes the plan. Our group is really good about taking things in stride until they get a chance to light the fuse.”
Ontario Legends Series teams broke the seal on the 2018 schedule Sunday, May 20th during the Spring Velocity Weekend at Sunset Speedway. 27 teams signed-in at the venue north of Metropolitan Toronto, with 25 taking the green flag in the year’s first main event. Kevin Foisy etched his name into the record books as the new season’s first victor. Reigning series champion Matt Haufe, Wes Cuthbertson, Cole McFadden and Adam Cuthbertson rounded-out the top 5.
“Starting the calendar with close to 30 teams in the pits is a great sign of things to come,” according to McFadden. “With a field comprised of raw rookies, experienced veterans and a smattering of former champions, we’re confident that car counts should be near the quarter-century mark throughout the year.”