Thursday, July 19, 2007

KAWARTHA SPEEDWAY: 50 laps for the Thunder Cars this Friday

FRASERVILLE, ON - There’s an age-old saying that tells us lightning never strikes in the same place twice. Fans at Kawartha Speedway are hoping to prove that myth false Friday, July 20th. That’s the night the track’s Thunder Car division will run 50 laps in their main event.

The last time the Thunders rumbled for an extra distance feature - Friday, June 29th they ran the entire distance without a yellow flag. That was also the night of the ‘special guest’ in victory lane. All night, everyone thought the #14 Thunder Car had been driven by Steve Mayhew.

It was only when the driver took-off his helmet in victory lane that the crowd learned the car had actually been driven by Steve Mayhew’s son, Norm. His father had an allergic reaction a bee sting earlier in the day and wasn’t feeling well. Norm Mayhew magically worked his way through the pack on a night that saw on 7 cars finish on the lead lap.

Pit gates open at 3:00. Spectator areas and on-track practise begins at 5:00. The green flag drops on the night’s first heat race at 7:00.

Kawartha Speedway is located just minutes from Peterborough, near the intersections of highways 115 and 28 at Fraserville, Ontario. For the complete schedule, check

From Jim Clarke, for Kawartha Speedway

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