Location: Barrie Speedway, 8th Line South Oro, (10 min north of Barrie off Hwy 11) 705-487-0279, www.barriespeedway.com
About the Speedway: tight 1/3 mile paved tri oval track. First opened in 1965
2013 winners: #7 Brent McLean (Modifieds) #9 Brandon Watson (super late models)
Racing on June 14th: Pit gates open at 12:30pm, practice starts at 3:00 pm main gates open at 5:00 pm racing start at 6:30pm.
Featuring: Hanover Holiday Modifieds 25 lap feature, Super Late Models 50 lap feature, King of the hill competition during intermission (and no you cannot use the pace truck)
Current Points Leader:
Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 127 pts 2nd (tie) #77 Chad Strawn, #88 Ryan Dick 126 pts, 4th #91N Max Beyore 124 pts 5th #88r Tommy Robb 118pts
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 137 pts, 2nd #70 Jeff Hanley 135 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 130 pts 4th (tie) #48 Dwayne Baker, #45 Rob Poole 127 pts
Who to watch for:
Modifieds, #7 Brent McLean will look to defend his race win of 2013, Davey Terry #14 showed the speed at Kawartha, could pick up first ever feature win, #88 Ryan Dick continues his string of top 5 finishes and only 1 point out of the championship lead. #47 Brian McLean a veteran of the short tracks looks to shake the bad luck with a victory at Barrie. With 3 rookies in top five perhaps a first time winner at Barrie
Super Late Models: Last year’s feature saw 49 green flag laps proving anything can happen, Tyler Hawn #42 will make his first start of the 2014 season at his home track. #07 Todd Campbell looks to return to competition at Barrie. #82 Corey Jones looks to rebound after being sidelined with motor issues the past two events. With only 10 points separating the top five teams in points the championship battle is up for grabs this weekend.
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 25c (pack the sunscreen)
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By Dave Gainforth