Another page was ripped out of the 2022 regular season schedule as Peterborough Speedway fans, drivers and race teams wrapped up the month of August with a stellar five-division show.
The opening main event of the night was a 15-lap main event for Kingsway Auto Center Junior Late Models. Chase Stevenson and Kaiden Beatty led the 10-car field to the Great Canadian RV green flag. Stevenson took the lead and withstood a challenge from newcomer Ryder White.
A red flag near the halfway mark brought the field back together, but didn’t stop the No. 77 team from drifting away from victory lane. With his win, Stevenson pocketed $300 from Todd Delisle Racing and earned a 2023 race car wrap from Dwayne Batty at Risen Graphics.
Chase Cousineau and Lucas Finnegan shared the unlucky prize, with Ryder White coming from the longest distance on the track. Peterborough Speedway officials thank all donors for supporting racing in the Junior Late Model division.
Brad Stevenson and Marlie Owen brought the KOD Disposal Super Stock pack from the staging area for their 20-lap feature. Bailey Jacobs moved into 3rd place with a couple of laps on the board, but Mark Gordon joined Stevenson, Owen and the No. 60 car in a four-car breakaway to the front of the field.
The race distance passed in what seemed like the blink of an eye with Stevenson holding Owen for the win. Jacobs, Gordon and Jeremy Dobb rounded out the top five.
Rob Crick and David Butcher were on the front row of the 20-lap Jiffy Lube Mini Stock ‘A’ feature race. Reigning track champion and current points leader Jeremy Kelly took the lead from his starting point inside the second row with just two laps on the scoreboard.
As the leaders worked through the backmarkers, Ryan Oosterholt took the lead with 10 laps on the scoreboard. Driving his previous vehicle, taking over from regular driver Shawn Solomon, the multi-champion took victory. Kelly, Chris Tubman, Ember Junkin and John Lavalle were the rest of the top five on the line.
Front row starters Tim Batty and Jacob Mercer geared up for the 25-lap Late Model feature. Batty and Mercer raced side-by-side for the first couple of laps before a yellow flag was the only caution of the race. Dan McHattie took the lead on the restart that followed and began to pull away from the rest of the pack.
James Townsend moved into third with a pass on lap 12 and moved into second a few laps later. The leading duo began to work through slower traffic, but no one was able to challenge McHattie. Batty, Mercer and Steve Powell rounded out the top 5.
The main event action concluded with a lap of 50 for the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock teams that saw Christen Lavalle and Cory Horne lead the field to the line. Since the launch of the green flag, Sean Kennedy was a man on a mission. From his starting spot on the outside of the second row, the driver of the No. 9 moved into first place and built up a solid lead over his closest rival.
The slower traffic became an issue early on as Kennedy started to work at the back of the pack with just 9 laps on the scoreboard. As more and more cars took the lead for a lap, they also started running their own program to get the best possible place to finish. Steve Finnegan, who started eighth and was also battling stragglers, was closing in on Kennedy in the closing stages of the race. He moved into second place with 38 completed laps and passed Kennedy for the lead at the white flag.