Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ontario Pro Challenge to tackle 50 lap feature at Sunset Speedway

TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Ontario Pro Challenge Series is heading into what will be their longest race night of the year, this Saturday, Aug 4th at Sunset Speedway. The OPC drivers will tackle a 50 lap feature event – a first for the Canadian series.

“I think it will be a fantastic night for the series,” series administrator Kathy Nicholson said. “I know all our drivers are looking forward to the night, especially with the changes to the regular format.”

The change Nicholson is talking about is that the Ontario Pro Challenge drivers will do a two lap – combined – qualifying session to set the grid instead of the usual heat races to set the grid for the feature.

“This is a new thing for all our drivers, and I am sure each will be pushing hard to get on the pole for the 50 lap feature,” Nicholson added.

The Ontario Pro Challenge Series is a fan favourite wherever they travel, and when they head to Sunset Speedway this Saturday, the fans won’t be left out. “After the qualifying, a lucky fan will draw a pill out of the back to see how many places we invert for the 50-lap feature,” Nicholson said.

After the lucky fan picks the inversion, the cars will be lined up in that order and the 50 lap feature will begin. Clearly it will be a big night for not only the drivers, but the fans of the series as well.

Racing action will kick off at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night at 6:00pm, and the Ontario Pro Challenge Qualifying is set for 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

For more information and directions to Sunset Speedway, visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca

Ontario Pro Challenge Series Fast Facts;
The Ontario Pro Challenge Series (www.prochallengeracing.com) is a touring stock car series in Southern Ontario. The Pro Challenge Cars are spec ¾ scale, tube framed Nextel Cup styled cars powered by sealed Kawasaki Ninja 1100cc engines. The 12 race series travels throughout Ontario’s oval racetracks during the summer. For more information on the Ontario Pro Challenge Series, contact Kathy Nicholson at 519-754-2001 (
kathynicholson@sympatico.ca). or Russ Bond at 905-852-2900 (r.bond@russbondagency.com)

Release prepared by Russ Bond Agency

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