Race Time Radio and Sunset Speedway (Innisfil, Ontario) announced on Monday, February 23rd that Race Time Radio will live broadcast the Sunday portion of Sunset Speedway’s Spring Velocity and Fall Velocity across the radio waves via their website at http://www.racetimeradio.com.
Entering the events sixth year, the Fall Velocity event in the fall has become one of the biggest weekends of stock car racing in Ontario with over 100 cars showing up to race across seven different divisions last September.
“It grew faster than I thought it would,” Sunset Speedway General Manager Mark Dilley told Race Time Radio. “I know last year I got caught off guard with a few things, so I’m getting more prepared this year.”
The 2015 edition will once again feature a two-day show with both days being full packed of racing.
“I hope we can get the Spring event just as big as the Fall event,” Dilley commented. “It’s nice to have a good fall event, but it’d be even great to have a spring event as big.”
Saturday September 26th will feature qualifying for the Sauble Falls Late Models, St. Onge Recreation Super Stocks, the Graham Landscape Mini Stocks and the OSCAAR Modifieds, as well qualifying and feature races for the Pro Challenge Series, Lucas Oil Can Am TQ Midgets and OSCAAR Midgets. Sunday September 27th will feature a 40 lap OSCAAR Modified feature, 75 lap Sauble Falls Late Model feature, 50 lap St. Onge Recreation Super Stock feature, 35 lap Graham Landscape Mini Stock feature, as well as qualifying and a 50 lap feature for the OSCAAR Super Late Models.
The Spring Velocity is new for 2015 as Mark Dilley and Sunset Speedway’s staff look to start the year off with a big event. Saturday May 16th will feature qualifying for the OSCAAR Super Late Models, along with qualifying and features for the OSCAAR Modifieds, Lucas Oil Can Am T.Q. Midgets, Legends Car Series and OSCAAR Midgets. Sunday May 17th will feature a 50 lap OSCAAR Super Late Model feature, 75 lap Sauble Falls Late Model feature, 50 lap St. Onge Recreation Super Stock feature, 35 lap Graham Landscape Mini Stock feature, as well as a pre-race autograph session on the front straightaway.
It marks the second big announcement for Sunset Speedway this month as it was announced earlier in February that Sunset Speedway will host the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on June 20th. The Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville will mark the inaugural visit for the series to Sunset Speedway. It was also announced that Sunset Speedway has become part of the NASCAR Home Tracks program, with their drivers eligible for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Championship.
“It’s been busy,” Dilley shared. “It’s been pretty hectic for sure. We were kind of set, ready to go and the flood gates opened. It’s been good – there’s still lots of work to do, but we’re happy.”
Dilley would go on to say, “NASCAR has done a great job of putting the Hometracks program together. Whether it’s money and points fund, they’re racing for good money. I think it pays $13,000 to win the points in the late model. There’s a lot of exciting things that are coming along the line with it. I’m excited to tell everybody what it is, and what it offers. It’s good. I’m looking forward to the meeting.”
Sunset Speedway will host a driver’s meeting on Sunday March 1st to get their competitors caught up with the latest details. The image below depicts the details as released by the speedway. One of the topics to be discussed at the Late Model meeting is double features to allow the drivers to accumulate enough nights for the Whelen All-American Series Championship Standings.
“It’s just a matter of how many laps, whether 30 or 35 laps,” Dilley commented. “That’ll be up the guys and girls to choose on. Also, how many cars we’re going to start and provisionals – that’ll be up to them.”