PETERBOROUGH, ON (July 28, 2019)-  Short track racing is all about making a point and with a pair of main events on the Saturday, July 27th line-up at Peterborough Speedway, teams with the www.trailersplus.net Ontario Legends Series were looking to score as many points as possible toward the 2019 tour championship.


After time trials were used to set the starting fields, Andre Fiorini and Nicholas Ledson brought the pack to the green flag for the opening 25 lapper. Ledson jumped out to the lead with just a couple of laps on the scoreboard, as Kevin Foisy slipped into the runner-up position. A yellow flag for a front stretch incident with a fifth of the race distance complete slowed the pace and brought everyone back in-touch with the leaders.

Ledson, Fiorini and Foisy enjoyed a three-car breakaway on the restart, with Fiorini briefly taking the lead away from Ledson, who grabbed it back a lap later. Lapped traffic came into play with about 8 laps remaining, but no one could catch Ledson. Foisy, Fiorini, Parker Traves and Kenny McNicol Jr. completed the top five. Adam Cuthbertson, Dave Riopelle, Mark Griffin, Dawson Drimmie, Cory Richardson, Jeff Forsey, Thomas Dunn, Zach Latimer, Rick Eades, Joe Sherman, Don Arnott, Glenn Morris, Cody Newell, Cole McFadden and Howard Bentley rounded-out the finishing order.

Kenny McNicol Jr. and Kevin Foisy paced the field to the line for the night’s second feature. McNicol Jr. was the early leader but surrendered the spot to Ledson with a handful of laps complete and Foisy on his back bumper.

The field caught the tail-end of the pack with 11 laps on the scoreboard, but a lap 17 yellow flag for a single car crash closed the racing ranks. Try as they might, no one could keep Ledson from sweeping the night’s Legends Series main events. Foisy, Fiorini, Parker Traves and Dawson Drimmie chased the leader across the stripe. Adam Cuthbertson, McNicol Jr., Mark Griffin, Cory Richardson, Jeff Forsey, Rick Eades, Thomas Dunn, Joe Sherman, Glenn Morris, Howard Bentley, Don Arnott, Cole McFadden, Cody Newell, Dave Riopelle and Zach Latimer claimed the rest of the finishing positions.

Ontario Legends Series notebook: The tour continues its 2019 schedule with a pair of National Qualifiers – Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd – at Sauble Speedway. This year’s edition of the Canadian Legend Car Asphalt Nationals is August 16th through 17th at Sunset Speedway.

2019 Ontario Legend Series schedule and results

Saturday, May 4th Sunset Speedway

Cancelled - rain

Saturday, May 18th Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #15N, Nicholas Ledson

Sunday, May 19th Sunset Speedway

Heat race wins: Adam Cuthbertson, Parker Traves, Robin Jongen

Balance of the event cancelled - rain

Saturday, June 1st Peterborough Speedway

Heat race wins: Kevin Foisy (x2), Miles Tyson, Nicholas Ledson, Matt Haufe

Balance of the event cancelled - rain

Saturday, June 15th Peterborough Speedway

Double features

Cancelled - rain

Saturday, June 29th Peterborough Speedway

National qualifier

Main event winner: #57, Kevin Foisy

Guaranteed starters Masters: Foisy, Semi Pro: James, Pro: A. Cuthbertson

Saturday, July 6th

Sunday, July 7th Grand Bend Speedway

Main event winner: #15N, Nicholas Ledson (Saturday)

#17, Gregory Rudzik (Sunday)

Saturday, July 13th Sauble Speedway

Main event winner: #17, Gregory Rudzik

Saturday, July 27th Peterborough Speedway

Double features

Main event winners: #15N, Nicholas Ledson (2 features)

Saturday, August 2nd

Sunday, August 3rd Sauble Speedway

INEX point paying National

Qualifiers. No series points.

Friday, August 16th

Saturday, August 17th

Sunday, August 18th Sunset Speedway

Canadian Legends Asphalt


Saturday, August 24th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, September 7th

Sunday, September 8th Grand Bend Speedway

Saturday, September 21st Sunset Speedway

Friday, October 11th

Saturday, October 12th

Sunday, October 13th Peterborough Speedway

27th Annual Autumn Colours Classic

Since 1986, series title sponsor Trailers Plus has carried a full line of new and used cargo, sport, utility, livestock trailers and car haulers to do the job. To learn more about their complete product line, see Trailers Plus at 2223 Drummond Line in Peterborough, call 877.703.5085 or visit www.trailersplus.net.

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Former series champion 

Prepared by Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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