By JIM CLARKE
BROCKVILLE, ONT – COVID-19 has stolen the headlines long enough. It’s time for some good news. Brockville Ontario Speedway is getting ready to turn up the heat for your Civic Holiday long weekend, with the 1000 Islands RV Summer Sizzler.
Saturday, August 1st Small Block Mod, Sportsman-Modified, Rookie Sportsman, Mini Stock and the upstart 1000 Islands RV Sales Crate Sprint Car teams will tackle the popular Temperance Lake Road oval for a night of short track excitement. Track officials say the show will follow the same format as the Saturday, July 18th opener.
“Registration for the 358 Modified teams will be $250, with Sportsman-Modified runners paying $225. Rookie Sportsman and Mini Stockers are charged $150 each, with the Crate Sprint cars at $200,” said speedway owner and promoter Paul Kirkland. “All teams will need to register in advance, with payments received by Thursday, July 30th at 5:00.”
In keeping with the provincial Stage 3 reopening protocol, grandstand admission is limited to 100 spectators, although management is working with government officials for permission to allow more fans. E-mail ticket lottery requests – with a limit of 2 seats, priced at $50 each – to email@example.com. Orders will only be accepted between 5:00 and 8:00 Monday, July 27th. Include the purchaser’s name in the subject line, with a name and phone number in the body of the message, along with the guest name. Lottery winners have until midnight Wednesday, July 29th to
e-transfer payment. Payment must include the ticket winner’s name.
Feature race action will include a 35 lap ‘A’ main for the 358 Mods, while the Sportsman-Modifieds – who brought a field of close to 25 to the green flag Saturday, July 18th – will battle for 25 circuits. The Mini Stock and 1000 Islands RV Crate Sprint classes will also have 25 lap headliners, with Rookie Sportsman running for 15 laps. Kirkland says everyone is excited about seeing the Small Blocks back on the bill at The BOS.
“Over the years, our 358 Modifieds have been some of the best in the business and to reward the level of talent the class brings to the track, the main event winner will pocket the regular purse of $1500.00,” said Kirkland. “That’s what our fans deserve and what the field expects. It should also bring out some invaders who’ll be looking for a chance to unseat our home track hot shoes.”
Pit gates will open Saturday, August 1st at 4:00, with racing slated for a 7:00 green flag. Fans and race teams can find full event details by looking to www.brockvillespeedway.com or checking the track’s Facebook or Twitter social media platforms.