Monday, March 23, 2009

Southern Ontario Sprints release 2009 schedule

By Tommy Goudge (March 19, 2009) - The fourteenth season of Southern Ontario Sprints competition is set to kick off in less than two months time. The tour will hold championship points events at Brighton Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, and Ohsweken Speedway, and has signed on as an affiliate sanction for non-points events at Ohsweken, Autodrome Drummond, and Brockville Ontario Speedway.

The month of May will find the tour at Brighton Speedway on Saturday the 9th as Mark Rinaldi's popular track hosts the SOS season opener for the 10th year in a row. The series then heads to the site of the first ever SOS race - South Buxton Raceway - on Saturday the 23rd.

In June the tour heads back to Brighton on Saturday the 6th, and then opens a busy July slate with a non-points affair at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday the 3rd, in the $3,000-to-win Northern Summer Nationals. The following weekend will find the SOS back at Brighton on Saturday the 11th, and then back at Ohsweken on Friday the 17th for a full SOS points race.

August features points-paying events at Brighton on Saturday the 8th and South Buxton on Saturday the 22nd, while drivers from the SOS will also participate in the first annual Quebec Sprint Car Nationals at Autodrome Drummond on Saturday the 15th. Paying $6,000 to the winner, the event is guaranteed to be one of the biggest sprint car events in the country this season.

In September, the SOS points championship will wrap up back at Brighton during the Labour Day Classic weekend for the second year in a row, with full points-paying events on Saturday the 5th, and Sunday the 6th. The SOS will also participate once again in the fifth annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken. The fast-growing event will pay $9,000 to the winner this season.

The sprint car season officially wraps up in Ontario at the Brockville Ontario Speedway, which again plays host to October racing this year. The 2nd Annual "360 Sprint Car Battle at the Border" on Saturday the 17th will feature participants from the ASCS Patriots, Southern Ontario Sprints, and others in a non-points affair.

1. May 9 - Brighton Speedway
2. May 23 - South Buxton Raceway
3. June 6 - Brighton Speedway
NP. July 3 - Ohsweken Speedway (Northern Summer Nationals)
4. July 11 - Brighton Speedway
5. July 17 - Ohsweken Speedway
6. August 8 - Brighton Speedway
NP. August 15 - Autodrome Drummond (1st Annual Quebec Sprint Car Nationals)
7. August 22 - South Buxton Raceway
8. September 5 - Brighton Speedway (Labour Day Classic)
9. September 6 - Brighton Speedway (Labour Day Classic)
NP. September 18 - Ohsweken Speedway (Night Before the Nationals)
NP. September 19 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canadian Sprint Car Nationals)
NP. October 17 - Brockville Ontario Speedway (Battle at the Border)

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